Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Special News Bulletin: This week in the NFL

This week, I am going to talk about which teams are looking the strongest in their respective conferences and key injuries. Also, I am going to give my opinion on a football blog.

As expected, the reigning Super Bowl Champs, the NY Giants, are dominating the competition in their division. So far they have a 8-1 record and are leading the conference in wins. They are 3-0 in divisional match-ups with the only close games being with the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. They should be able to secure one of the top two spots in the NFC playoff seeds.

Though I do not think their schedule is that tough, I am going to give the Tennessee Titans their dues. They have the only perfect record so far 9-0. But half the teams they played have a winning percentage under .500. As of right now they are destined to make the playoffs have secure a high seed.

Key Injuries
Clinton Portis, running-back of the Washington Redskins, sprained his knee in the final play against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is questionable for this Sunday's game. Carson Palmer quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals is still out with an elbow injury. His team will continue to suffer without him. The Oakland Raiders have three key injuries on their roster. Quarterback JaMarcus Russell, running-back Darren McFadden, and defensive end Derrick Burgess are not scheduled to play on Sunday. These three key injuries are going to limit their chances of winning and their chances for the playoffs.

This week on they have a interesting and hilarious article about the NFL fine system. I find that they way they wrote that article just makes you want to read more. You can spend hours upon hours on that website without getting bored. The use of humor just makes the website unique from all the other professional sports blogs. Commenting on the article, I believe NFL fine system in my opinion is flawed. Just because a referee makes a bad call during a game, the player shouldn't be fined because of it. Hopefully the Comissioner will fix these problems.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

NFL: 3 Weeks of Recap

The NFL has gone through its first three weeks of exciting football. For some of the players, it has been the worst three weeks of their lives. There have been multiple reports of injuries, name changes, and even rumors of a suicidal quarterback(Vince Young). Lets start with the Tennessee Titans' quarterback Vince Young.

Vince tore his MCL in the beginning of the match between the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first week. He returned later in the game only to be booed off the field. The next day he talked to his therapist about suicide and then drove away from his house with a gun. The police were notified about this situation and finally caught up with him. No one really knows what Vince is truly feeling but one thing is for sure he is having a mental breakdown. He's a wonderful quarterback and I hope we see him back on top soon.

There have been many key injuries this year in many teams. The Patriots lost their star quarterback, Tom "Terrific" Brady, to a torn ACL and MCL. The Redskins defensive end Jason Taylor is out with compartment syndrome, meaning blood is building up in muscles. Then Willie Parker(Running Back) of the Pittsburgh Steelers sprained his left knee and will probably miss a few games. There are many more injuries but the list could go on forever. Right now their are over 100 injured players, though most of them are not serious at all.

I have saved the best for last, the name change of Chad Johnson. Chad has been with the Cincinnati Bengals for a few years now, and it seems every year he does something outrageous. This time its over the top. He legally changed his name to Chad Ocho Cinco. Ocho Cinco in Spanish means 8-5 which also is his jersey number. No one can understand Chad's thought process, not even the Bengals' coach Marvin Lewis. Coach Lewis referred to his star wide receiver as "Chad Ocho Psycho". I guess not everyone enjoys Chad's silly antics. That about wraps up everything thats interesting in the NFL, well we could talk about the 5+ DUIs in the NFL but that's for another time.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

A funny blog post I found.

On, blogger Clay Travis gave a humorous approach to a football player's DUI. He talks about how DT Tommy Kelly worked his way back into the NFL after an injury. But then he got a DUI. Though the story maybe serious and not funny on paper but adding a good title makes the whole post. I hope I am able to use Travis' approach of using humor into my blog posts and make them exciting and interesting.

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Monday, September 15, 2008


This blog is dedicated to those brave souls who every Sunday suit up for the brutal yet exhilarating game of football. Every few days, I will write down my thoughts on big news around the National Football League. The news can range from a certain quarterback tearing his ACL to random players being charged with a crime every week. In conclusion, I'll try to keep you the readers inform about news around the NFL while keeping a sardonic approach.

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