All posts tagged football

→ Patriots rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell named Georgia’s children’s book author of the year

It’s hard not to root for this guy.

→ Seventh-grader shoots down NFL’s grand deflate-gate claims

Is it really that surprising that a 7th grader can figure out something that Goodell can’t?

→ NFL report contends home markets failed Rams, Raiders, Chargers

Are you serious? The home markets “failed” these NFL teams? This whole thing is disgusting. NFL teams demand public funds, tax breaks, etc… to get a stadium built and then make billions of dollars without actually benefiting the surrounding areas (despite claims they do.) Part of me feels bad for these areas losing their teams, but part just wants to invite them to join the growing crowd of people who thinks the NFL is a disgrace.

→ Are we witnessing the decline of the great Darrelle Revis?

I’m not going to shed a tear at Revis’ decline. Couldn’t happen to a nice guy.

→ NFL defends ‘very good’ officials, says one Patriots penalty was called right

The NFL is such a joke. Of course the these horrible officials are “very good.”

→ Injury Update: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski’s Knee Injury Not “Serious”

I’m going to continue holding my breath until Gronk’s back on the field.

→ College GameDay headed to Clemson-Notre Dame

They’re coming…to our city.

→ Rex Ryan: Patriots aren’t exactly ‘Boy Scouts of America’

True. A Rex Ryan coached team might actually be able to get a win against a bunch of 10 year old boy scouts.

→ Clemson TIgers learn plenty in close win over Louisville

“We’re not a great team yet, but we’re improving, and that’s our goal,” Swinney said. “I think we have a chance to be a great team by November.”

The game last night was much, much closer than I would of like. That said, I feel like pre-Dabo Clemson teams would have lost it. Still, it’s tough for me to argue with Pat Fored’s take that Clemson’s overrated.

(On the plus side, have you see Dabo’s victory dance? No wonder people want to play for him.)

→ Bill Belichick lashes out at allegations and suspicions against Patriots

Belichick is the best. No wonder Patriots players want to run through a wall for him.

→ Best Photos of Yesterday’s Super Bowl Banner Raising Ceremony

This ceremony was amazing (and well deserved.)

→ Do the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger Have a Point with the Patriots Defensive Shift?

I’m am always so surprised when the Steelers whine after losing a game. So surprised.

→ Redskins say 7.8 billion people, more than are on Earth, follow them

Oh, those silly Redkins. (I can say that, right?)

Brady, the NFL, Etc…

The NFL upheld the suspension. Goodell is a joke. Robert Kraft finally really came at the league. Blah, blah, blah. I can’t seem to care anymore. This whole story has been ridiculous from the beginning, and now an incompetent commissioner is ruining the name of one of, if not the, greatest Quarterbacks of all time. At this point, I don’t feel like linking to any more of this garbage.

→ Roger Goodell’s handling of deflate-gate has become three-ring circus

Dan Wetzel has a fabulous column on “DeflateGate”:

One month and Goodell still can’t figure out what to do, which somehow isn’t really all that surprising since if he knew what to do in the first place the entire story would have been snuffed out in a day or so – or however long it took the NFL to figure out it has no idea, let alone any actual proof, that the footballs at the AFC title game were even all that deflated.

It bears repeating there remains no proof the footballs were even significantly deflated in deflate-gate. For all the curiousness and suspicion from having some Foxborough locker room lackey calling himself “The Deflator” and taking the balls into a bathroom just before kickoff, he may not have even deflated anything. That should have been obvious to the NFL within a day of the AFC championship game. You’d think the league would have started there.

You can even believe Brady did it, or at least this was extremely suspicious – as I tend to do – and be appalled at a league office that is willing to suspend him for four games with not just little to no evidence that he did anything but little to no evidence that anything even happened.

As he usually does, Wetzel nails it. I recomend reading the whole thing.

→ Tom Brady Negotiating with Roger Goodell for Settlement

I really hope that Brady sticks to his guns and refuses to accept any suspension at all.

→ Some ‘influential owners’ don’t want Tom Brady’s suspension reduced

Another example of just how stupid this whole thing is. “Influential owners” don’t want Brady’s suspension changed? Really? I cannot wait for this whole fiasco to be over.

→ DeflateGate: NFL Doesn’t Get It, No Current Changes to Football Procedures

Shocking. I’m shocked.

→ Roger Goodell says no timeline for Tom Brady decision; what’s the hold up?

Roger Goodell is such a disaster. It’s not a surprise that he’s handling things this way.

→ Chargers tight end Antonio Gates suspended for failed PED test

Of course, there was more outrage about Brady and allegedly “deflated” footballs than a clear case of cheating by Gates.