Junior Seau was only 43 years old. He reportedly died from a single gun shot to the chest. Story below the pic.
Ohio State University has forfeited all their 2010 football wins. Also they vacated their share of the Big 10 championship, and the win over Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl.
Responding to the NCAA’s investigation of a memorabilia-for-cash scandal that cost former head coach Jim Tressel is job and led to star quarterback Terrelle Pryor leaving school, the university also said Friday it is waiving a $250,000 fine imposed on Tressel and changing his resignation to a retirement. The move contradicts a comment university President Gordon Gee made last month when he said Tressell “will pay the fine.” Read more
Bill Burt of The Eagle-Tribune, a small newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts, says the NFL lockout is almost over. Well, it’s not according to Mike Florio of NBC Sports.
Good try Bill.
It will be interesting to see if the NFL gets a stay from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, in order to keep the players locked out. If not, then the NFL will have to start setting rules concerning free agents, and letting players to see trainers etc., etc.
Read it at The Boston Globe
Harvard graduate and former Cincinnati Bengals punter/receiver Pat McInally, is now coaching high school football in Southern California, and is doing it without pay.
McInally scored a 50 on the Wonderlic intelligence test, prior to the 1975 NFL draft, and no other football player has done it.
Whether your a football fan or not, it is an interesting story.
Read it at the LA Times
Sheryl Cerkleski and her two brothers went to Super Bowl XLV, and it turned into a horror show. They were three of the 850 fans who tickets, to the game, and ended up being seated high in the nose bleed section of the stadium. Keep in mind that both her brothers beat cancer, and one of them had just finished chemo a month and a half ago.
Read the story at Pro Football Weekly, you would be livid, if this happened to you and/or anyone you know that went to the game. Shame on the NFL, and whoever else was responsible for the fiasco in Arlington, Texas.
In an editorial in today’s Boston Globe, it states that the NFL should leave the regular season at 16 games, and I agree. If they ever do go to an 18 game slate, when will the Super Bowl be played? The end of February? The Globe is right. Enough is enough.
Super Bowl XLV will not have any cheerleaders at the this years game, as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers don’t have any of their own. There are four other teams in the NFL that do not have cheerleaders: NY Giants, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears.
This will be the first Super Bowl in history, not to have any cheerleaders at the game.
A Super Bowl sans cheerleaders: Bill Plaschke column – latimes.com.
Both no. 1 seeds in the NFL; Atlanta Falcons who was beaten by the Green Bay Packers, and the New York Jets knocking off the New England Patriots. That means 6th seeded Jets will travel to play the no. 2 seed Pittsburgh Steelers, and the other 6th seeded team the Packers will play at the no. 2 seeded Chicago Bears. It will be two great football games, come next Sunday, Jan. 23. Can’t wait.
The NFL is considering selling tickets to people who want to watch the upcoming Super Bowl, outside Dallas Cowboys Stadium on February 6. The game will be shown on wide-screen television(s). Watching the game while standing in a parking lot, is not the same as being inside the stadium.
Does the NFL need to bleed more money from the average Joe, in order to fatten their own wallets? The cost of a ticket to the game is sky-high, which leaves a lot of the true blue football fans, having to stay home, and watch the game. Also factor in the cost of parking, concessions, souveniers, and whatever else, and your already broke.
So, watching a game while standing in a parking lot, in the middle of winter, is a bad idea. Stay home. Stay warm, and enjoy the game.
The regular NFL season is finally over, and a couple of strange things to make note of, since the merger of the American Football League with the NFL, the Oakland Raiders went 6-0 in divisional play, and are the first and only team to accomplish that feat. The Raiders did not make the playoffs, as they finished third in the AFC West with a record of 8-8.
The Seattle Seahawks won the NFC West with 7 wins and 9 losses. That is pitiful. In all probability, they will mostly likely go down to defeat when New Orleans visits Seattle, this coming Saturday afternoon. But stranger things to do happen in the NFL.
The NFL fined Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre $50,000.00, for not fully cooperating in the Jenn Sterger text, and supposedly sending pictures of his lower half of his naked body. This all happened back in 2008, when he was playing for the NY Jets. What the hell was he thinking? A married man of his stature having affair(s), does nit make any sense.
In the long run, when all is said and done, Favre should never have come back to play this year, as he is playing miserably, throwing 19 interceptions, when he only threw seven in all of 2009. Also, he has been plagued with injuries, and finally he halted his consecutive games starting streak at 297. He should have said no to coming back, when former Vikings coach Brad Childress, sent three players down to Favre’s home in Mississippi, to talk him into playing one more season.
Three quarters of the NFL season is history, and so far three head coaches have been shown the door. First to go was Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys. It seems the players just flat-out quit on him, as the Cowboys started out the season 1-7. Since Jason Garrett was named the interim head coach, the they have gone 3-1.
Next was Brad Childress of the Minnesota Vikings. The team was a disaster in the making, as for Childress to send down some of his players down to Mississippi, and convince Brett Favre to come back and quareterback the team, for one more year. As it turned out, not so good for the team overall, and it cost Childress his job. Of course Randy Moss came, and soon he was sent packing to the Titans.
Lastly, just this past Monday Josh McDaniels was shown the door, and some of it was his fault, and the prior coach, Mike Shanahan, who left the Broncos in a fine mess. A few of the things that helped get McDaniels booted, was after the Broncos started the 2009 season at 6-0, they quickly went down the tubes, going 5-17. The one I’m sure that really sealed the deal for him getting fired, was not letting the Broncos front office about the spying incident, which happened back in late October, involving the secret video taping of the 49ers practicing in London, UK.
It’s rare to see NFL coaches get fired during the season, but now it looks like its fair game, for a couple of more coaches, such as; the SF 49ers Mike Singletary, Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals and Tony Sparano of the Miami Dolphins, whose team can win on the road, but has only one win at home. Go figure.