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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Football

Jim Schwartz Gives Monday Night Game Ball to Lions Fans

How can you not get wrapped up in what the Lions have accomplished this season?  Detroit hasn’t had a winning season since 2000 and hasn’t made the playoffs since 1999.  The last time the Lions won a playoff game was 1991.  Only three years removed from becoming the first team in NFL history to go…Read More

Bill Belichick Compares DeMarcus Ware to Lawrence Taylor

One of Bill Belichick’s rituals leading up to a game is to praise the opponent.  He does it week in and week out as part of his routine of giving reporters nothing to write about. This week, however, he took it a step further. When answering questions about Cowboys sack machine DeMarcus Ware, Belichick compared…Read More

Calvin Johnson Now Rocks a Megatron Transformers Hat (Picture)

Calvin Johnson is hands down the best receiver in the NFL. When you’re as good as he is at making plays, you do what you want. That includes embracing your nickname in any way you please. According to MLive.com, Johnson busted out the Transformers Megatron hat you see above on Monday night after the Lions…Read More

Aaron Rodgers Chuckled After Learning that Tim Tebow Had Higher QBR

Much ado was made when it was learned that Tim Tebow had a higher Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) than Aaron Rodgers last weekend. QBR is ESPN’s new creation that rates quarterbacks on a per-play-evaluation. Tebow was fifth among quarterbacks for week five scoring an 83.2. Rodgers was sixth with an 82.1 (full ratings here). When…Read More

Pete Carroll Makes LeBron James Seahawks Jersey (Picture)

There’s been a bunch of kooky talk this week about LeBron James playing professional football. It all seemed to be in jest, and a reference to the NBA lockout. He’s also not the first basketball player to talk about flirting with the NFL; Ron Artest and Nate Robinson have too. Pete Carroll, being a master…Read More

Mike Tomlin Hangs Up on Pushy Jacksonville Reporters During Call

NFL coaches hold conference calls with media members for the opposing team ahead of each game. The calls are intended to help reporters provide thorough coverage of each game. With the Steelers playing the Jaguars Sunday, Jacksonville reporters had an opportunity to interview Steelers coach Mike Tomlin Wednesday. Tomlin ended the conference call early because…Read More

Punters and Kickers: They Never Get any Respect

Oh, the trials and tribulations of being a punter or kicker in football. The positions stand as the Rodney Dangerfield of the sport: no respect, no respect at all. They are the butt of every joke on the gridiron. What do you call the guy that hangs out with the team? The punter. How can…Read More

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