Posts Tagged ‘NFL’
I’m leaving and I’m taking my ball with me to Denver! We imagine that’s what Wes Welker had to say as he turned down the “lowball” offer from the New England Patriots. The beginning of the NFL New Year has big names moving quickly. What does SP’s Nelly Semela have to say about the fire sale his Ravens had over the past two days? Let’s find out.
Both Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs would rather forget about last year. Alex’s season was marred by injury. The Chiefs tragically lost a teammate and friend to a murder-suicide. Their play on the field was secondary to the pain caused by that event. Now they can both start over. Alex can stop looking over his oft-injured shoulder and the Chiefs know that there’s nowhere to go but up. What’s the good and bad about Alex? Let’s check it out.
It’s almost game time and while we have no idea who will win, there a few things that we do know! #1 New Orleans knows how to throw a party. #2 Jackie Harbaugh is a Game Ready Mom to the nth degree. #3 Lots of diets will start tomorrow after all of those beignets and all of that gumbo. What a week. Now it’s time for football.
One big game. Two coaching brothers. Many big stories. Ray Lewis and sprays; Randy Moss touting the supremacy of Randy Moss. Flacco and Colin ready to prove that they are elite. Are you ready?
Russell Wilson focuses on a different word each day. He learned how to set his intentions and work his own program from his father, who had it passed on to him from earlier generations. We know that young Russ can throw the ball and command the huddle. Let’s learn a little more about him.
Everyone wants to know who’s going to the Super Bowl, but just like anything worth having, you can’t rush it. Luckily for us, that means we get to see hotties on four teams before we narrow it down to the champs. These men are smart, family men with values – and they’re HOT, do you hear me??? HOT!!!
The Sideline Pass crew knows that founder Mia Jackson loves Greg Jennings, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers. Must be those Old Spice ads. Now that Yahoo! has offered up this great video of Jennings with his three daughters at their tea party, she’s even more smitten. We share a lot about the sports moms on SP, but this is an awesome story of an all-in Dad who dances with his daughters any chance he gets.
What are we to do in the face of tragedy? Sports are usually a diversion from the day-to-day life issues that all fans face. But when something as horrific as the massacre at Sandy Hook happens, the whole country is punch drunk. We don’t know what to do. Many of us turn to our faith and spend Sunday morning looking for guidance from a spiritual leader. Others grab family and friends to spend time together. I find myself switching between sports and news stations for the right balance of information and entertainment. I’d venture to guess that many of you are doing the same things. The athletes themselves are finding ways to acknowledge the tragedy while getting their jobs done. Durant and Cruz paid homage to the victims in similar ways. Bottom line, it’ll take time for all of us to heal.
Dez Bryant has a tough, tough decision to make. According to two doctors, Dez needs surgery to repair his fractured index finger. Further injury could impact his career for the long haul. According to Adam Schefter, “the flexibility of that finger could be compromised forever…” if he suits up and hits the field. The team is fighting for its slim chance at a playoff berth. Coach Jason Garrett wisely suggesting waiting on the official medical opinion. That’s not what everyone says, though.
The boo birds have been flying much higher than the Eagles this season in Philadelphia. Looks like both Michael Vick and Andy Reid will be looking for one-way tickets as soon as game 16 is over. Although no one denies that the Vick-Reid experiment has not given the Philadelphia fan exactly what it expected. This was supposed to be the Dream Team, right? Now everyone is weighing on on where the next best team is for Vick. ESPN’s First Take hosts Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless have ideas about where Vick should go. We want to know which team you think would be the best fit for soon-to-be-released bird.