What’s with all the Steelers fans in random places?
The Tony Romo era in one gif.
We all love the NFL, no doubt. The one thing we all hate? The little yellow flag party that always seems to break out at some point in every game. If this play happened today, in 2011, it’s probably 30 yards in penalties, $25K in fines for both Walker & Robb, & that dope Tom Jackson declaring it as too brutal & making it his, “C’mon Man”, on Monday Night Football. (w.W)
Dallas running back Dan Reeves is gang-tackled by Joe Robb (No. 84), Chuck Walker (No. 79) and Don Brumm (No. 86) during a 1966 game between the Cowboys and Cardinals (Neil Leifer/SI)
“Let’s go, baby!!! Let’s go out and hand this game to the Lions! We. Can. DO. THIS.”
Look at this Cowboys fan.
A tattoo of Troy Aikman strangling… is that Jim McMahon? It looks like he’s wearing the Rozelle headband. Nah, it’s probably some random Giants player. Regardless, I wouldn’t expect anything less from the fans of “America’s Team”.
The NFL’s letter informing fans their Super Bowl seats didn’t pass inspection and they wouldn’t be allowed to sit there.
It’s insane to me that this could happen. The last Cowboy’s home game was Sunday, December 19th. What were they doing all this time?
The Packers are usually hated by Vikings fans and Cowboys fans around the world, but let’s be honest, the Packers ridiculed the Vikings and Cowboys to seal the fate of the two most overrated coaches in the NFL(Chiller, Phillips).
Big thanks to
Aaron Rodgers- Beat the Vikings so bad he ran Childress out
Jenn Sterger- Beat Brett Favre’s dick(he wishes) so hard that it threw him off enough to put the blame on Childress
Randy Moss- For telling the world Childress is a terrible coach thus opening the idea about firing the guy.
The NFL kicks off tonight with the Hall of Fame Game with the Bengals vs. the Cowboys. You can catch the game on NBC @ 8:00 PM ET.
We get to see one of the most popular teams on the planet, The Cowboys, take on the planet sized egos of T.O. and Ohcocinco. It’s just the pre-season but it’s still football and I’m stoked!
Today is a big day in football, not only is it the Hall of Fame Game, but it is also the first glimpse of the 2010 NFL season. No matter what happens tonight between the Bengals and the Cowboys, fans all around the world will still be watching more than they will be watching any baseball game.
Yesterday I delivered the AFC winners and losers of the off-season and today I will discuss the winners and losers of the NFC. The NFC is filled with super bowl bound teams, including the defending Saints, the high powered offensive juggernaut in the Cowboys, the media lovebirds in the Vikings, and the cheese heads themselves, the Packers. Let’s break the NFC down.
Dallas Cowboys: Winners. The Cowboys really didn’t need to do much in this off-season, they were already “super bowl bound” since there loss to the Vikings in the 2009 playoffs. The Cowboys did do something to improve their team, they drafted Dez Bryant out of Oklahoma State. Dez is sure to make an immediate impact once he comes back from injury, the Cowboys also replaced Bobby Carpenter with Sean Lee in the linebacker corps, and he should be able to make more of an impact than Carpenter ever did.
New York Giants: Winners. The Giants have finally gotten passed the Burress injury and excelled with great reciever play from Steve Smith, Mario Manningham, and Hakeem Nicks. The Giants needed some help in the linebacker corps and on defense. They added Jason Pierre Paul to their already stout defensive line, he should be able to help the Giants allow less points than the 427 points they allowed last year. The Giants also added Keith Bulluck to fill the gap that Antonio Pierce left in the linebacker corps, and adding a veteran like him to a young linebacker corps is a great move. They also added Antrel Rolle to their secondary, good moves by the G-men.
Philadelphia Eagles: Now this is a bit tricky. They traded McNabb which was a bad move, but they got a 2nd round pick for him. They have a quarterback who has been showing signs of greatness in Kevin Kolb, but he is not really proven. They also drafted Brandon Graham who is a great OLB from Michigan, and they added some great defensive players throughout their draft. The Eagles drafted Nate Allen to hopefully fill the gap that was left by Brian Dawkins two years ago. All in all I must say that the Eagles were Winners this offseason.
Washington Redskins: Winners. Right? How could you be a loser when you get Donovan McNabb from your rival, and you jam pack your backfield with Willie Parker, Larry Jonson, and Clinton Portis. Don’t forget the addition of Trent Williams to their offensive line, the Redskins had one of the best off-seasons that they have had in a while. The only bad thing for them is that everyone else in the division had a great off-season, and they were the worst in the division last year. This division should be one to watch for again this year.
Minnesota Vikings: Winners and Losers. Brett Favre. It’s that simple, if he comes back they are winners, if he retires they are losers. They missed out on McNabb, Campbell, Clausen, McCoy in the draft just do make sure Favre is “not offended” by their move. The Vikings also lost Chester Taylor, but they added Toby Gerhart in the 2nd round. Toby Gerhart was one of the best backs to come out of college, he might not be a change of pace for Adrian Peterson, but he will be able to crush defenses. The Vikings also signed veteran Lito Shepperd to their weak secondary, and drafted Chris Cook for secondary help. The Vikings also drafted a 1st rounder in the 4th round in Everson Griffen. All of these great moves will become insignificant if Brett Favre does not come back to the team.
Green Bay Packers: Losers. Don’t worry Green Bay fans, the Packers will be in the playoffs this year, but letting Aaron Kampman go, and not acquiring anyone in free agency is a bad move. The Packers will get Chad Clifton back, and they also drafted Bryan Bulaga out of Iowa to help stop pass rushers, but the Packers did not address their needs in the backfield. The offense will live and die by Ryan Grant because he has not produced as well as he could be. The Packers are losers in the off-season, but they will be winners in the regular season because of the growth of their team.
Chicago Bears: Winners. Jay Cutler is in his second year with the team, and they added another weapon behind him in Chester Taylor. There wasn’t much of a shakeup in the receiever corps which was Chicago’s biggest need, but they did get Julius Peppers to replace the late Gaines Adams, and also add another great defensive player to the Bears history. They do have Mike Martz helping out their offensive scheme which will help them become an even better offense. The Bears should be able to contend in this tough division, but it is not going to be easy, they had a great off-season which is a great first step.
Detroit Lions: Winners. Wait..Lions winners? Yes they had an outstanding off-season. They added Ndamukong Suh out of Nebraska, Corey Williams, and Kyle-Vanden Bosch to their defensive line. Suh was considering one of the best if not the best player out of college. They also added Nate Burleson and Tony Scheffler to help out Matthew Stafford on offense. The Lions also drafted the speedster out of Cal in Jahvid Best to help with their running game. The Lions had the best off-season in the NFC, and they are also stuck in a tough division, but in the NFC north you never know what can happen. Stafford should have a great year in his second year, and with these weapons, the Lions can do some damage.
New Orleans Saints. Winners. What did they need to do? They resigned Darren Sharper, they drafted Patrick Robinson as another cornerback in their secondary, and they kept Reggie Bush. They might not replicate their season last year, but they are the defending champions, and usually the defending champions are enigmatic. They lost Scott Fujita, and Mike Bell, but it shouldn’t effect them too much. Look for the Saints to come out the same way they left last season.
Atlanta Falcons. Winners. The Dirty Birds get to keep 21 of their 22 starters, they lost Chris Houston, but they quickly replaced him with Dunta Robinson. The Falcons are also going to have Matt Ryan come back healthy this year along with a healthy and in-shape Michael Turner. The Falcons also drafted Sean Weatherspoon out of Missouri to help out their defense. The Falcons also picked up a steal in the 5th round in Dominique Franks, who was seen as a 2nd round guy. Franks should help the Falcons secondary in stopping the Saints slew of receivers, along with Steve Smith and other great receivers in the NFC. This is Matt Ryan’s year to prove if he is the real deal.
Carolina Panthers. Losers. Oh Carolina, how do you let go of Julius Peppers? They also lost Dellhomme which is a good thing because Matt Moore showed some good signs last year, but Matt Moore is not a SuperBowl quarterback. The Panthers did do one great move by drafting Jimmy Clausen way after he should’ve been drafted in the middle of the 2nd round. They did nothing to replace the gap left by Peppers, and frankly the Panthers should be looking to rebuild now. They were big losers in the off-season but if Matt Moore plays well, they are going to look like geniuses.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Winners and Losers. They solidified the defensive line by adding Brian Price and Gerald McCoy in the draft. And both of these players are ready to play in the NFL, and they will help with stopping the run and the pass. Although the Bucs traded for Reggie Brown, they lost Antonio Bryant, and they didn’t do much else. This team needed to do a lot more because their quarterback situation is in question, along with their running backs. Cadillac Williams can not be trusted, but if the Bucs do well with Cadillac and Josh Freeman, then they are definitely Winners, but they haven’t done enough to be real off-season winners.
Arizona Cardinals: Losers. Losing Karlos Dansby, Anquan Boldin, and Kurt Warner will definitely make you a loser this offseason. They also lost Antrel Rolle, and now they have to rely on the unproven Matt Leinart. The Cardinals are lucky they are in a cruddy division, even with all these losses, they should be able to contend for the division title.
San Fransico 49ers: Winners. The already growing 49ers team added Mike Iupati, Anthony Davis, and Taylor Mays in the draft this year. This should give them help all over the field at all positions. Vernon Davis is becoming the best tight end in the league, and Alex Smith is slowly growing, but he needs to pick up the pace this year. The 49ers division is not a tough one, so they should hold the NFC West division championship this year.
Seattle Seahawks: Winners. Pete Carroll will do well in this newest stint in the NFL. He already made big moves by bringing in Leon Washington, drafting Earl Thomas, bringing in Mike Williams(one of Carroll’s guys from USC) and drafting Golden Tate to help the receiving corps in Seattle. Carroll knows what he’s doing, and he should have this team get back to .500 this year. Considering they are in a weak division, while they verse the weakest division in the AFC(West) this year. Carroll also loves his USC players considering he has 7 of them on the team now. Look out for the Seahawks to surprise this year, if Matt Hasselbeck has a full season for once.
St Louis Rams: Losers. They drafted Sam Bradford who was the best quarterback out of college, they have one of the best running backs in Stephen Jackson. Then you hear crickets….The Rams did not do much to help their team, and Rams fans you are looking at another couple years of mediocrity.
Let’s wrap this up by saying this off-season was a little weird considering the Lions and Raiders had the best off-seasons.