Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Draft Rewind – Indianapolis Colts

July 31, 2016

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With NFL training camps in full gear, we continue to take a look back at each team’s hits and misses over the past 25 years.

FIVE BEST PICKS

1. Reggie Wayne, WR, Miami. 1st round, #30 overall in 2001.  (more…)

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What if Your Locker Room Leader…is a Bully?

November 7, 2013

Incognito & Martin

 

By now everyone is familiar with the NFL story of Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin; Martin skips OTAs, coaches (allegedly) instruct Incognito to “toughen him up”, the harassment continues to a point where Martin walks away from the team (and files a formal complaint), and Incognito is indefinitely suspended by the Dolphins.

We have heard everything spanning from “he is a racist, bully, and a bigot” to “that’s how we police our locker rooms“. Consequently, (more…)

Irsay – Manning Controversy Much Ado About…the Truth

October 19, 2013

Sad Peyton

I can’t resist a controversy surrounding Frankenstein.

During the week, Colts owner and twitter whore Jim Irsay was quoted in an earlier interview with less than flattering words about Peyton Manning’s time in Indy. You know the specifics, so I will summarize; WE GOT TIRED OF GREAT REGULAR SEASONS FOLLOWED BY SHITTY POSTSEASONS.

Predictably, the media was all over it (as if NBC needed any more pub for the SNF matchup – you would have thought the DAL – WAS game was the week before the Super Bowl). (more…)

NFL Concussion Documentary Omitting the Obvious???

October 9, 2013

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NFL Concussion Documentary Omitting the Obvious???

I’m the first person to hammer the NFL, the Walmart of the American Sports Industry ; but PFT points out what League of Denial overlooked…

Balance of NFL Power Leaning Towards the NFC

October 16, 2012

 

 

Six weeks into the 2012 season, the NFC is flexing its muscles.

A peek at the standings show the following:   (more…)

Greedy NFL Making a Mockery of the Sport

September 24, 2012

The subject of NFL officiating is now bigger than the NFL itself.

For the past two weeks, seemingly every game has been littered with refereeing follies.

I don’t blame the scabs. It’s on the NFL.

The NFL, and some of the media, will have you believe that the current refs are not that bad – they are on par with past officiating. That claim is now a joke by any kind of intelligent observation.

To wit:    (more…)

The NFL – A 6-Pack of Thoughts

September 5, 2012

Another NFL season is upon us, so lets take a look at some talking points and projections.

1. The Refs

I won’t bore you with the particulars of the negotiations. You don’t care and neither do I.

What we do care about is the game being officiated competently. Nothing that has occurred during the preseason has me confident that the scabs are going to miraculously become good officials.  (more…)

Fantasy Football Preview: The Top Five

August 29, 2012

With an abundance of different fantasy football scoring formats, a top five overall list can vary from league to league.

Consequently, my selections are five separate #1 picks at each of their respective positions. As in real football, I’m ignoring the kickers.   (more…)

Dear Tim Tebow: You Don’t Matter, But Here’s How You Can

May 28, 2012

Dear Tim,

I will be blunt because I know you can handle it. Your career as an NFL quarterback that matters is over. You’ll certainly see some action in New York as a backup. And it’s not inconceivable that some act of God (in the form of a thunderbolt to Mark Sanchez’s ligaments or noggin) might get you back in as a starter. But neither the All-American apple-cheeked aw-shucks image nor your legions of flyover-state fans are going to help when the knives come out in the country’s toughest media market.

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NFL Mock

April 24, 2012

1. Indianapolis Colts- Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins- Robert Griffin III, QB,  Baylor      (more…)

Brian Dawkins: Player for the Ages

April 23, 2012

Brian Dawkins retired today. A wonderful playing career is over, and I feel compelled to sing his praises.

First, the numbers:        (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)


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