Monday, April 29, 2013

Escape from NY

The NY Jets cut Tim Tebow today, ending the drama surrounding one of the oddest personnel decisions in recent NFL history. Why did the Jets sign him in the first place? Because he was popular? To push Mark Sanchez, who still isn't good? It sure wasn't to give him playing time. Whether Tebow has any future as an NFL quarterback or not the Jets come out of this looking like idiots.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

New Divisions

The Big Ten announced new divisions today. As suspected, they ditched the Legends and Leaders designations and went with a geographical alignment:

East: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers

West: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin


Saturday, April 27, 2013

One way to avoid the Madden curse

So who is on the cover of Madden 2014, marking the series's 25th anniversary?

Barry Sanders.

Friday, April 26, 2013

They will kill football.

While listening to Rush today (The radio commentator, not the Canadian rock band. Have I ever said how much I hate Tom Sawyer? Hate it.) I heard about this article in the Chicago Tribune. The writer claims that football will die soon because of the controversy surrounding concussions. Now people, mostly Progressives (or the Left), have been trying to kill football for over one hundred years. Teddy Roosevelt even had to intervene at one point early in the game's history (see: The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football) to keep football alive. Now football is facing major criticism again and, make no mistake, the game's foes will kill it if they can. Keep an eye on this because you're going to be seeing a lot more of the same kind of talk.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Manning to Welker

Peyton Manning was throwing passes to Wes Welker today. I suppose that means I have my fantasy picks pretty well figured out then.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Hanson Retires

Jason Hanson announced his retirement from the NFL today after 21 years in the league. Some stats from the Detroit News article:
Hanson, who will be 43 in June, retires as third-leading scorer in NFL history (2,150) and third in field goals made (495). He made more field goals of 40 or more yards than any player in NFL history.

He also owns the distinction of playing more regular season games with one franchise (327) than any other player and owns every kicking record in the franchise's history.
It's hard to imagine the Lions without Hanson. How will they score?