This football season, between all of the human interest stories, columns, pictures and videos, I’m going to write two fictional series. One about the NFL and another about college football.
The NFL story is called The Veteran, it’s a story about NFL journeyman, Cale Trent, who details his ninth NFL season in his journal. He’s finally playing for his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys. Here’s the first installment. Enjoy.
Wednesday July 30th – It’s been a crazy couple of days so I haven’t had the chance to write in my journal like I normally do. I was mowing the lawn when Paris came out to tell my phone was ringing. I love her, but I’m not the most faithful person, so I was nervous as shit wondering which one of these Thots was trying to put my life and my relationship in danger. Thankfully, it was the Dallas Cowboys’ General Manager. They needed more bodies in camp.
My NFL career might not stop at eight years, I could possibly get nine. The fact that I’ve lasted this long is crazy in and of itself. I’m just beyond grateful. I’ve never been a star, ever. I’ve just always figured out ways to make it. I was good in high school, but didn’t make the Virginia All-State team. I was a preferred walked-on in college at LSU. I was a decent starter, but not great. I somehow made it to the NFL by mashing for my dreams and dominating on special teams.Read more
It’s not easy being a leader. Some teammates won’t respect you, and some fanbases will rebel and turn their back on you if you can’t deliver. When you get to this stage, some players just don’t want that responsibility, content to make their money playing a game while slinking into the background. And who can blame them after seeing the way some are treated through the media?
Today, with the recent unveiling of the Nike Field Generals Collection at Champs Sports putting the spotlight on five of the league’s best leaders — Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck — we’re taking a look at the very best in the NFL.Read more
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