Archive for the ‘NFL’ Category

Commish for a Day

March 29, 2012

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Baseball’s new Wild Card format got me thinking – if I could change one thing in each major sport, what would it be?

MLB – Problem: I am sick of 162 games not meaning anything and Wild Card teams winning the World Series. The regular season used to mean something; the new one-game playoff helps even the field a bit, but it’s not enough in my mind.     (more…)

Is NFL Armageddon on the Horizon?

March 28, 2012

An article was referred to me today that raised some legitimate questions about the future of the NFL, and it got me thinking about the long-term possibilities.   (more…)

Sporting Hedonism is Upon Us

March 13, 2012

In a few hours, the NFL free agency frenzy begins. And with it, five days of sports euphoria.

Am I being too dramatic? (more…)

Let’s All Feel Sorry for the NFL’s Golden Boy Peyton Manning

March 8, 2012

Peyton Manning was released by the Colts yesterday. Poor lil fella. Predictably, ESPN led the crotch-nuzzling.

You would have thought he retired, with all the attention he is getting. I heard an ESPN voice (and former QB) say he “deserved better”.

He deserved better? He was paid $25 million this year to play quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts sit on the couch like you and me.

He talked Indy into NOT putting him on IR in September. Instead of a 53-man roster, the Colts operated with a 52-man roster the ENTIRE YEAR. That’s not selfish at all.    (more…)

Close This “Gate” For Good

March 6, 2012

Phil Loadholt Phil Loadholt #71 of the Minnesota Vikings checks on teammate Brett Favre #4  after he was hit by Remi Ayodele #92 of the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

OK.  I understand we live in an age where news is being instantaneously reported and ambitious media outlets are constantly searching to create the next witty, easy-to-say catch phrase which describes a potentially budding scandal.  I get it.

The part I don’t get is why all potential scandals – political, sports-related and elsewhere in today’s culture – are now forever linked to a Washington D.C. riverside hotel and office building.     (more…)

NFL, MLB, and the Parity Myth

February 20, 2012

Parity.

This is the reason so many experts and fans give for the NFL’s popularity versus that of America’s original pastime – Major League Baseball.

However, the numbers are a lot closer then the pundits ever admit. Let’s take a close look at them, and start with the good clean year of 2000.           (more…)

Rob Gronkowski – Dance Machine

February 14, 2012

“Eli Manning… You and the New York Giants just won the Super Bowl! Where are you going to go to next?”

“I’m going to Disney World!”

That is the commercial we all see and love when the Super Bowl ends and the offseason begins. But what happens when you take the flip side of that question and present it to the loser? (more…)

Welker Drop or Brady Misfire? You decide…

February 13, 2012

Immediately after the New York Giants come-from-behind victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, debate swirled not on another 4th quarter comeback by the most clutch quarterback in the NFL or on the Tyree-esque sideline catch by Mario Manningham… but on a play which arguably could have sealed the game for New England. (more…)

HOF Voter Has Been on the NFL Beat Less Than Six Months

February 8, 2012

According to Profootballtalk.com, one of the members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee just started covering the NFL in September 2011.

Take that in for a moment. Someone responsible for determining whether a player is worthy of the HOF, the ultimate honor…has been covering the sport for a mere five months.

In addition to the issue of inexperience, how can that person NOT be swayed by some of the other voters that have covered football for many years? (more…)

Every-Down Running Backs a Dying Breed

February 7, 2012

Remember when Monday Night Football began giving us the starting lineups via the video head shot and self-intro? Around that time, I distinctly remember Edgerrin James hitting us with “Edgerrin James, every-down back”

Between 1997 and 2006, Edge and his fellow RBs accounted for 28 of the top 50 yards-from-scrimmage seasons in NFL history. In the five years since? Only Ray Rice, Arian Foster, and Chris Johnson.  (more…)

Five Rings Not Good Enough for Canton

February 6, 2012

Five Super Bowl Rings —  over 100 sacks — two All-Pro teams. But no Canton.

Why is Charles Haley on the outside looking in when it comes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Haley was a 4th round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1986, and made an immediate impact his rookie year by recording a team-high 12 sacks and forcing four fumbles.     (more…)

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee Is Fraudulent

February 5, 2012

Lets get this out of the way first–congratulations to the recent elections into the HOF:

Curtis Martin – the epitome of durability & production. A class act to boot.

Chris Doleman – 150 sacks in 15 yrs.

Willie Roaf – dominant Tackle for 14 yrs.

Dermontti Dawson – long overdue; best C of the 1990s.

Cortez Kennedy – great very good DT

Jack Butler – senior committee selection from the 50s.

The process for electing HOF members needs to be reevaluated.     (more…)

Where’s the Game?

February 5, 2012

In a technological world, we now have access to virtually everything instantly.

We have been watching and critiquing both New England and New York the entire season and playoffs.  There is also a two-week break before the Super Bowl to compile even more information on these teams.

With so much time and technology, we should have a clear picture on how this game will turn out.     (more…)

Offense Wins Championships Too

February 4, 2012

Some of the more memorable title teams of the last fifty years have been characterized by their tough defenses.

The ’86 Bears and the 70’s Steelers. The Bulls of the 90’s and the Spurs of the 2000’s.

Perhaps this has fueled the notion that a team needs at least a very good defense to win on the biggest stage. In fact, offensive performances in championship games have been just as important. (more…)

Gun to my Head

February 3, 2012

“New York or New England, make a pick”.  If I knew anything about guns, I’d let you know the model and make.  Shiny.

“Who the fuck are you guys?!”,  I bark back realizing my hands are tied, and some fucktard knocked me out while I was getting into my car.

“New York?  New England?… You mean the fucking Super Bowl?”

“Yeah, that’s right hotshot”, the man says with a smirk, pulling back the trigger on his big shiny gun that won’t get out of my god-damn face!  “Make a fucking pick!!!”    (more…)

Welcome to The Cult

January 20, 2012

The primary purpose of this blog is to discuss sports; focusing mainly on the

NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA football & basketball, & international soccer. My hope

is that we can keep this original and thought-provoking; and that this will be a

place that sports junkies can come to the get their fix.


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