Every time an NFL player steps on the field he’s got something to prove. Football is a man’s game. It’s organized machismo chaos. Football parallels life on so many levels. In both, you get knocked down and you get right back up. There’s always something to prove, because there’s no such thing as the perfect game and there’s always room to improve. Well, if you have a disappointing season, you’ve got a ton to prove and should have plenty of motivation as well. Check out the NFL players with the most to prove in 2014.Read more
Diva. Loud. Brash. Cocky. Those are the adjectives normally used to describe a wide receiver, but Andre Johnson isn’t your typical wideout. He’s quiet, consistent, and a likely first ballot Hall of Famer. Today is Johnson’s birthday and what better way to big him up than to highlight his best catches. Happy birthday, Andre.
Check out his Top 10 catches here.Read more
Tradition has always been a staple of college sports. Lately, the “new” tradition has been alternate uniforms. Of course, the grumpy old fans want to keep the same uniforms, but the younger fans want to change it up. Bottom line, these jerseys get the players and recruits excited. To win in college football you have to recruit and new uniforms are a huge recruiting tool.
Yesterday, one of the most traditional schools in the country decided to unveil their alternate jerseys. As a former Sooner myself, I like em!Read more
Majority will always rule when it comes to the court of public opinion. It’s divided on several things: vanilla vs. chocolate ice cream, iPhone vs. Android, Fallon or Kimmel. But one thing it’s not divided on is who is the best wide receiver in the NFL. It’s Calvin Johnson and it’s not up for debate.
He’s not as popular as Johnny Manziel, nor has he won any Super Bowls (let alone a playoff game), but I put money on it that your granny with the single gold tooth in her mouth knows Megatron is the best WR in the NFL.
If you want more proof on how revered CJ is, he just recently had his second signature sneaker drop, the CJ Trainer 2. With Darrelle Revis’ line fading, it’s by far the most popular line among football players.
We all know Johnson is the game’s top talent, but who’s coming in as the second-best WR? We took a look here.Read more
Calvin Johnson is an athletic genius. He stands 6-5 and weighs 240 pounds. He runs with the grace of a gazelle and the speed of a cheetah, topping out at 4.35 seconds in the 40. Let’s not forget to mention his 42.5-inch vertical jump.
Megatron has been in the league for seven years and has been the best wide receiver in the world for about nine.
I said he was an athletic genius, but I did not say he was super human. Every dog has its day. Michael Jordan missed some game-winners and Calvin Johnson has bad games. Although they are few and far between, there are some cornerbacks in the NFL that give Calvin a little bit of trouble.
I spoke with former Detroit Lions starting cornerback, Chris Houston, who faced Johnson everyday in practice for four years, and I asked who could stop Calvin Johnson.
“Really, nobody can hold him period without some help over the top,” he told me. “But I’ll say Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, and Patrick Peterson are your best bets because they are longer corners and have the size to match up.”
I agree with Chris and say the men for the job are those three corners. Here are their secrets.Read more
5’8″ 147 lbs is a tiny, tiny person. Way too small to play football right? Not if you’re ultra quick and very fast. The video above from a recent Miami Hurricanes football camp doesn’t show how fast Emmanuel Greene is, but it show’s that he’s quicker than annoying fly in your living room.
The kid isn’t all hype either, the Coconut Creek HS junior has received scholarship offers from Cincy, Clemson, FAU, Kentucky, Louisville, NIU, USF, TCU, Temple, Tennessee and WVU. Oh, but there’s a new player…the school that every kid from South Florida dreams of attending, The U, has offered a scholly. Maybe offers from FSU and UF are around the corner.Read more
Help The Harbaughs and Dockers fight the good fight against Dad Pants.Read more
by: Richard Boadu
Last night, The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of northern California paid for a “Proud to Be” commercial that aired during the NBA Finals last night.
I’m not really sure why this is even a discussion. Is the nickname, Redskins, offensive? Yes. Okay, so if it’s offensive why doesn’t Dan Snyder change the name? Why do some fans want to keep the name and why do others not care?Read more
Remember when your mama told you to go outside and get a switch? You knew what was coming, a temporary eternity of wrist gripping and wood whipping on your bare flesh. And she made sure every part of your body felt the wrath. Yeah it sucked, but what sucked worse was the walk from the living room outside to the bushes to get the switch. Your imagination ran wilder than your too fast female cousin. Flashbacks of your previous spanking which was most likely earlier that morning ran roughshod through your brain.
It’s similar to the feeling I get when basketball season is almost over. My sports diet is as follows. I have a nice appetizer of preseason football, hearty helpings of regular season and post season NCAA football and NFL, a strong cocktail of March Madness to wash it all down with and NBA basketball for desert. The NBA is almost over, so according to my analogy I should be full. We’ll you see, the way my metabolism is setup, the shit is faster than email and as soon as the Heat win in 6, I’ll be starving again.Read more
Duh…of course he is. I’ll tell you why.
Before I do that, who are we to judge whether or not someone is or isn’t worth whatever their employer wants to pay them. Why are we counting another man’s money? Is anyone worth what they earn? I’ll say this, outside of my first job out of grad school in 2009, I’ve never been paid what I deserve but I’ve always managed to get away with highway robbery and negotiate a higher salary that I didn’t “deserve”. No one ever gets paid what they are “worth” they get paid what the negotiate.
With that said, I don’t think Kaep did a great job of negotiating a blockbuster deal. He could have easily had the figure balloon up to $150M, but the kid wants to win so he made sure the 49ers would be able to sign other players.Read more