Washington State vs. Stanford – Finally, Stanford brought their offense to a game.
FSU vs. Syracuse – The Noles were on cruise control and you could see it especially on defense. I don’t blame them, they were looking ahead to their game with Notre Dame this week.
Auburn vs. Mississippi State – A Gus Malzahn team held to only 23 points? Yeah, the Bulldogs are for real this year.
Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M – That Ole Miss #1 recruiting class of 2013 is making a huge impact on this team.
TCU vs. Baylor – Okay now this Arena Football league also known as the Big 12 is getting out of hand. Why was the final score 58-61?
North Carolina vs. Notre Dame – The #6th ranked team in the country should not be giving up 43 points to a terrible UNC squad.
Alabama vs. Arkansas – What is wrong with Bama? I think A.J. McCarron was right.
Michigan State vs. Purdue – Easy win for Michigan State. I don’t like that they gave up 31 points though.
USC vs. Arizona – Great win for USC on the road no less. The Pac-12 is still up for grabs.
Texas vs. Oklahoma – This now makes two games in a row that Trevor Knight hasn’t played very well at all. He’s got to step it up if the Sooners are going to make it in the playoffs.
Oregon vs. UCLA – Wasn’t this supposed to be UCLA’s year?
Georgia vs. Missouri – Georgia never makes any sense. They lose to South Carolina and let Tennessee stick around and then they shutout Missouri.
I didn’t catch a like of the Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech or East Carolina games.
Colts vs. Texans – Are we going to enter T.Y. Hilton into the top 10 WRs discussion soon?
Patriots vs. Bills – Brady looked great. He’s finally starting to get adjusted to his new WRs.
Panthers vs. Bengals – A tie?!?!?!?
Steelers vs. Browns – The Todd Haley experiment just isn’t working. When are we going to acknowledge this?
Packers vs. Dolphins – I’m assuming Aaron Rodgers heard all those comments about him not being clutch.
Lions vs. Vikings - Don’t trip Teddy. The Lions have the best defense in football hands down.
Broncos vs. Jets – Why sign Chris Johnson if you’re only going to give him the ball three times?
Ravens vs. Bucs – The boys from Tampa got destroyed again. Not surprised.
Jaguars vs. Titans - You couldn’t pay me to watch this game.
Chargers vs. Raiders - The Bolts played a close game finally and pulled it out. Looking forward to their matchup with the Broncos in two weeks.
Redskins vs. Cardinals - Wasn’t Kirk Cousins supposed to be better than RGIII? Also, Bruce Arians might be getting his second Coach of the Year award this year.
Bears vs. Falcons – The Bears have won three of their four games on the road this year.
Cowboys vs. Seahawks – The Cowboys Big 3 2.0 is making noise and their defense is finally behaving also.
Giants vs. Eagles - My thoughts and prayers go out to Victor Cruz.Read more
We’re five weeks into the college football season, and the NFL season just ended its first quarter. This weekend looked like Fashion Week in various stadiums across the country. As I perused from game to game, I noticed no one individual getting his fresh on to the most maximum of levels, but several teams were rocking dope alternate uniforms. Here are football’s freshest from this past weekend’s football action.Read more
Brandon Marshall has been through some ups and downs throughout his NFL career and he’s certainly no saint, and that’s what makes his latest web series with GQ so interesting. You get the see the human side of one of the NFL’s best wide receivers as he opens up about his life on field, his bouts with bi polar disorder off the field and so much more.Read more
I found this gem on YouTube today and watched all of it. It’s great. Cam Newton is often misunderstood in the media. This webseries by Under Armour really helps fan get to know who Cam Newton really is. My biggest takeaway from this series is that the kid is a leader of men and it’s effortless.Read more
They say some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths, and it’s true. Take any trust fund baby and you’ll see a platinum Tiffany spoon carefully placed in their mouths being held by the nanny or butler. However, there are also kids born with golden genetics, and it has nothing to do with their faces or their perfect bone structure. It’s all about their bodies and the freakish things they are able to do with them.
Think about LeBron James or Kevin Durant. Think about Calvin Johnson. These genetic freaks are born with the perfect height and weight combination, pros that go beyond to become something more — entertainers, a show all to themselves. Their DNA has been custom tailored for them to be top flight athletes. Their quick twitch muscles are faster than email, they are completely unaware of their own strength, and it just proves that sometimes life isn’t fair. You can work all you want. Do push-ups until you can’t lift your arms. Run until you’re ready to throw up. Study film until your eyes hurt. None of it will matter. Could you ever catch Prime Time? Nope. Could you ever jump with Jordan? No way. These cats are untouchable. True legends. Real-life transformers.
With the NFL in full swing and the NBA just around the bend — the two leagues that are probably littered with the most incredible all-around athletes in sports today — are the most physically gifted athletes in sports today and don’t be surprised if one day in the future these athletes are discovered to be Transformers, Decepticons, Superheroes or Mutants. Here is Calvin Johnson and the All-Tranformer Team.Read more
It was a great weekend of football as usual. Here are my quick hits and jukes from this past weekend’s football action.
UCLA vs. Arizona State – Welcome back to the Heisman Trophy conversation Brett Hundley.
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State – This game was an old Western shootout and easily the most exciting game of the weekend.
FSU vs. NC State – It’s just something about the Noles playing in Raliegh that always makes for a great game.
LA Tech vs. Auburn – Yeah…didn’t watch a lick of this game.
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M – This was Arkansas’ game to win and they let it slip away. Give them another year and all will be right in Fayettville again.
Baylor vs. Iowa State – Why are we not talking more about Bryce Petty?
Notre Dame vs. Syracuse – Notre Dame looks damn good. Everett Gholson is my Heisman front runner right now.
Wyoming vs. Michigan State – While everyone is running the spread offense, Michigan State be like….SMASH MOUTH.
Memphis vs. Ole Miss – The score of 3 – 24 doesn’t say so, but this was closer than it looked. Ole Miss got caught looking ahead to their matchup with Bama this weekend.
Tennessee vs. Georgia – Great traditional SEC game. Tennessee is one year away. Todd Gurley may have been the best back on the field on Saturday but when it’s all said and done, Jalen Hurd will be a better pro.
Missouri vs. South Carolina – What the hell is up with South Carolina?
Stanford vs. Washington – Stanford got caught looking ahead to Notre Dame next weekend.
New Mexico State vs. LSU – I didn’t watch a lick of this game.
Oregon State vs. USC – The Men of Troy might be back. Everything should be a smooth horse trot until their last two games against UCLA and Notre Dame.
South Florida vs. Wisconsin – The Badgers don’t get enough credit for being a great football program. They’re better than Michigan and Penn State in the last ten years.
Illinois vs. Nebraska – Forget the game….did you see the jerseys the Cornhuskers were rocking!?!?!
Cincy vs. Ohio State – The football DNA of Ohio is all Columbus.
Giants vs. Redskins – And just like that, the Giants aren’t so bad and Kirk Cousins isn’t that good. Welcome to the NFL.
Packers vs. Bears – Aaron Rodgers does himself no favors when he plays like an alien sent from football planet, Lombardiaki. It’s like feeding the animals in the zoo. When Rodgers plays like this the fans and media are only going to want more consistency out of him.
Bills vs. Texans – I think it’s a mistake to be pulling E.J. Manuel this early. Be realistic, you’re not going to win the Super Bowl. They should give him time to grow.
Colts vs. Titans – How lucky is the city of Indianapolis? Peyton Manning and then Andrew Luck. That’s like the Bulls drafting Kobe Bryant the year Jordan retired.
Panthers vs. Ravens – The only people surprised by Steve Smith Sr’s performance on Sunday are the people that doubted him after last season.
Lions vs. Jets – I really fell sorry for Geno Smith. There’s really not much difference between him and Nick Foles. You can’t help what parents you’re born too or what team you’re drafted too.
Bucs vs. Steelers – Antonio Brown a top 10 WRs yet? And, Mike Glennon should have been the starting QB since minicamp.
Dolphins vs. Raiders – Will the Raiders ever be good again? The NFL hasn’t done them any favors with their travel schedule either.
Jaguars vs. Chargers – Philip Rivers got that old thing back. He’s completing over 75% of his passes lol.
Falcons vs. Vikings – Teddy Bridgewater was the last pick in the 2014 draft….when the Redraft articles for this year’s draft class pop up in five years, we’ll be saying Bridgewater should have been the 1st pick.
Eagles vs. 49ers – For the 49ers defense to play this well with so many starters either suspended or not healthy is absolutely amazing.
Saints vs. Cowboys – Demarco Murray is the best running back in the NFL right now. He’s also running behind the best line.Read more
Things change and people change. The phone today wasn’t what it was twenty five years ago. It was big bulky and you needed an extension cord longer than Nile River if you wanted to take it from the living room to the bathroom. The person you fell in love with ten years ago is not the same person you’re married to today. They were hot and sexy back then. Now they’re fat, possibly ugly, but they make a great spouse and parent. The cornerback from LSU, Patrick Peterson may or may not be the same Patrick Peterson that plays for the Dallas Cowboys. One thing is for sure, whether he’s the same or not, he needs to evolve. He needs to change, because his career is on the line.
The third year corner of the Dallas Cowboys was told yesterday by Head Coach, Jason Garrett, that he would no longer be the starter. Claiborne didn’t like that news. He stormed out of the Cowboys’ facility yesterday. Well, that wasn’t very professional of him was it?
Yes, he’s a young corner, but he’s not playing QB. He’s playing one of the most basic and instinctual positions on the field. Corners with terrible technique often succeed early in their careers because of their pure athleticism. Experience is no longer an excuse. The Bears’ Kyle Fuller, a 1st round pick this season, leads the NFL with 3 picks in 3 games and has proven he can play at this level. What has Morris Claiborne done in three years? Not enough to warrant the Cowboys trading up to get him with the 6th overall pick, which they did in 2012. Coming out of LSU, Claiborne was supposed to be the next Patrick Peterson. It was said that Claiborne’s LSU teammate, Tyrann Mathieu would struggle in the league and that Mo would be a better pro. The consensus got it wrong, because Claiborne has been nothing short of terrible in his first three seasons.
So is Claiborne a bust? If he doesn’t change and evolve then yes. Right now he’s posted on the corner getting that work from anybody and everybody. It doesn’t have to be this way for him though. He can switch positions. Players do it at every level. Warren Sapp was a tight end in high school before they converted him to defensive tackle in college. J.J. Watt was a tight end at Central Michigan before coming to Wisconsin and playing defensive tackle. Richard Sherman was a wide receiver his first two years at Stanford before moving to cornerback. Antwaan Randle El was a quarterback all throughout college at Indiana and before making the switch once he got to the NFL.
Claiborne needs to give Antrel Rolle a call. Rolle was the second cornerback taken in the 2005 NFL Draft, but he’s spent the majority of his career playing free safety. Why? Well….he couldn’t play corner much like Morris Claiborne. Rolle spent three years at corner before being moved to safety. Rolle was benched in his third season much like Claiborne is being benched now. Once he made the move to safety Rolle has enjoyed nothing but success in the NFL with last season, his ninth, being the best of his career.
You don’t win SEC defensive player of the year in 2011 in the SEC if you can’t ball. You’re not picked in the top 5 in the NFL Draft if you don’t have talent. Look, Mo Claiborne has all the tools to be an exceptional pro. And so does Tom Brady, but would we say the same thing about Giselle’s husband if he were playing wide receiver? Of course not. One of my favorite John Calipari quotes,
“Fail fast,” Calipari said. “Let’s see what they know and don’t know, and the only way I can learn that is if they fail fast. ‘Go for it. Show us what you can do. Let’s see stuff. Don’t be afraid. Fail fast.’ And then we’ll correct it … quickly.”
Mo Claiborne, you’ve failed at cornerback in the NFL and that’s okay. It’s one of the hardest positions to play in all of sports. America loves a comeback story and you play on America’s Team. Move to safety big dogg and show us what you’re made of.Read more
Last week was the first week that the college teams really started to add some flair to their uniforms and thankfully, it continued this week. The NFL did their thing this week also. For some odd reason, everyone was rocking white on Sunday like they were hitting one of Diddy’s all-white parties after the game. Here are freshest, flyest and most spatted up teams and players from last weekend’s football action.Read more
Texas HS football player, Apollos Hester is making national news today. His East View Patriots defeated Vandegrift this past Friday night in a close 42-41 game. Apollos got some TV time and took advantage of it. Take a look at this dope speech.Read more
It was a great weekend of football as usual. I didn’t expect the college games to be as good as they were and you knew the NFL was going to have some gems. Here are my quick hits and jukes from this weekend’s football action.
Auburn vs. Kansas State – It was clear Auburn was the better team. Can we get D’Haquille Williams to be consistent…goodness.
Clemson vs. Florida State – The Noles are a good team…with or without Jameis Winston. Regardless of his lack of maturity, it was a sight to see Jameis Winston being a great teammate on the sidelines.
Oregon vs. Washington State – This was what the ancient football philosophers call a “trap game”.
Florida vs. Alabama – Remember when this game used to be competitive?
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia – Great win for the Sooners on the road. It was much closer than it looked, but OU is the most complete team in the country right now.
Texas A&M vs. SMU – Kenny Trill is not a fluke. Wait til he goes to Tuscaloosa later this season.
Mississippi State vs. LSU – LSU is playing with toddlers right now, which is expected when you lose 18 underclassmen to the NFL in the past two seasons.
Eastern Michigan vs. Michigan State – Crazy that the best football school in Michigan is not in Ann Arbor.
Troy vs. Georgia – I’m tired of these SEC schools and their bullshit schedules.
South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt – South Carolina has got to shore up their defense because if Vandy is putting up 34 points on them, I don’t want to see what the rest of the SEC is going to do.
Indiana vs. Missouri – Congrats to Indiana. It’s the fourth time in school history that they’ve beaten a ranked opponent and the first time they’ve done it in 10 years. They beat the Tigers on the road at that.
Bowling Green vs. Wisconsin - I didn’t catch a lick of this game and apparently, I didn’t need to either.
Virginia vs. BYU - The Cougars beat the same UVA team that tested UCLA and beat Louisville. Every tournament needs a Cinderella, BYU could be this year’s Boise State.
Miami vs. Nebraska – My 12 year old self was excited to see this game on the schedule. The game was okay, but the games of yesteryear might not ever be topped.
Bucs vs. Falcons – Congrats to Devin Hester, the Return Gawd.
Chargers vs. Bills – After a great win over the Super Bowl champions last weekend, the Super Chargers came all the way East dogged out the Bills which is no easy feat.
Cowboys vs. Rams – Any good team would have put the Cowboys away with a 21-0 lead, but the Rams gon’ Ram.
Redskins vs. Eagles – I’m trying to find out if Chip Kelly needs Nick Foles or Nick Foles needs Chip Kelly. Either way, they both work very well together. Foles got beat up like he stole something and he still stood in the pocket like a G and threw strikes.
Texans vs. Giants – Welcome to the 2014 NFL season New York Giants.
Vikings vs. Saints – And now, the Teddy Bridgewater era begins. They Vikes have a great one.
Titans vs. Bengals – For all the crap we give Andy Dalton, we must show the kid love. He’s been playing at a high level and he hasn’t taken a sack all season long.
Ravens vs. Browns – I wasted about an hour of my life watching this game, and I can’t get that time back. This game was very boring.
Packers vs. Lions – Mike McCarthy’s coaching is falling on deaf ears in Titletown.
Colts vs. Jaguars – Hey Blake Bortles, Hey! Welcome to the party bro. The Pro Bowls and Playoffs are in the back, go help yourself.
Raiders vs. Patriots – Man…the Patriots look funny in the light.
49ers vs. Cardinals – Drew Stanton looks like this year’s Luke McCown.
Broncos vs. Seahawks – This game wasn’t as close as it looked. The Seahawks outplayed the Broncos pretty easily.
Chiefs vs. Dolphins – Jamaal Charles better hurry up and get back on the field before Knile Davis takes his job for good.
Steelers vs. Panthers – Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Newton might as well be fraternal twins. They play QB the exact same. Game ball goes to the Steelers offensive line though.Read more