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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Football

Jake Locker, Christian Ponder Were Reaches for Titans and Vikings

James Carpenter going 25th overall to Seattle may have been a shocker, and the bounty the Falcons paid to move up and select Julio Jones was surprising, but nothing was more stunning than seeing Jake Locker and Christian Ponder go eighth and 12th respectively. I figured Locker would sneak into the back end of the…Read More

Julio Jones Is Good, but Atlanta Falcons Traded Way Too Much

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft was filled with surprises, ranging from Jake Locker going 8th overall to James Carpenter getting picked by the Seahawks at 25. While fans were shocked left and right, one move that stood out to me for its outrageousness was Atlanta’s decision to trade five draft picks for…Read More

Nick Saban, Mark Ingram Shocked James Carpenter was Drafted in First Round

Alabama offensive tackle James Carpenter was picked by the Seattle Seahawks 25th overall in the first-round of the draft Thursday evening. The pick was stunning to most people because Carpenter was projected as a mid-second round pick by several analysts. Hearing Carpenter’s name get called was even shocking for Bama coach Nick Saban, who was…Read More

Kristin Cavallari Approves of Chicago Bears’ Gabe Carimi Draft Pick

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler recently got engaged, Cavallari confirmed on her twitter page Thursday. Given that news it’s no surprise to see her celebrating Chicago’s first-round draft pick on Thursday evening as Bear Goggles pointed out to us: Folks were cracking jokes about Jay Cutler retiring immediately after the Detroit Lions selected ferocious defensive…Read More

Prince Amukamara’s Family Wins the NFL Draft Fashion Award

Prince Amukamara, who was widely rated as one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL draft, slipped to the 19th pick and was snatched up by the New York Giants. The former Nebraska Cornhusker drew all sorts of attention on draft day not just because he fell a good 10 spots, but also because of…Read More

Mark Ingram Cries During Interview with Suzy Kolber (Video)

The New Orleans Saints traded draft picks with the New England Patriots to move up and select Alabama running back Mark Ingram in the 2011 NFL draft. Ingram went 28th overall and actually had to wait longer than some people expected him to. After getting picked, he was interviewed by ESPN’s Suzy Kolber who got…Read More

Roger Goodell Booed by NFL Fans Who Chant ‘We Want Football’

There were only a few certainties entering the first round of the 2011 NFL draft: few running backs would be selected, the Patriots would trade their pick, and Roger Goodell would get booed. No surprise, all three happened. It’s only unfortunate that the Commissioner opted not to address the labor issue. This was a great…Read More

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