Kyle Long OG from the University of Oregon. This is a great pick for the Bears who are looking to add another BIG man up front. In a draft filled with BIG men Long is right in there with the best. He is also very durable playing in 13 games for Oregon this in 2012. Many would say he should have been picked higher. ...Read more
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April 25, 2013
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March 11, 2013
Statistics show that after just two years of retirement 78% of NFL pla...Read more
February 3, 2013
Three weeks ago at this time, the Alabama Crimson Tide was coming off ...Read more
Statistics show that after just two years of retirement 78% of NFL players are “financially stressed”…in other words broke. This is a fact that is sadly disturbing, and often occurs due to poor spending habits and lack of long-term planning, but another major component to this financial instability is getting and making poor investment choices. Last week, Florida financial advisor Jeffrey Rubin was banned from the securities industry for life after putting a group of current and former NFL players in an extremely risky investment that ultimately resulted in over $40million in losses. The group of players cheated out of millions included: Santana Moss, Plaxico Burress, Samari Rolle, Greg Olsen, Devin Thomas, Terrell Owens, Santonio Holmes, Fred Taylor, Jevon Kearse, Kyle Orton, and Clinton Portis many of whom by coincidence or not were represented by NFL Agent Drew Rosenhaus. Rubin, who operated Pro Sports Financial a “concierge service” that offered everything from investment advice to bill payment services, steered the players...Read more
Three weeks ago at this time, the Alabama Crimson Tide was coming off a blowout victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the BCS Championship game, celebrating the programs third national title in four seasons and reminding viewers across the country that we live in a football world dominated by the Southeastern Conference – better known as the SEC.
Whatever wasn’t spoken after the 42-14 rout – the SEC’s seventh consecutive BCS Championship victory, can easily be summarized this week as the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers get cozy in the Big Easy for Super Bowl XLVII.
When the respective teams take the field Sunday on football’s biggest stage, there will more than 20 combined players with ties to the SEC.
by John Huffstetler With the NFL Honors Awards tonight, much debate surrounds the top awards to be presented. With that in mind, here's who deserves to win (not who will win) the major awards that will be given out tonight from New Orleans. NFL MVP Tom Brady- Choosing between Brady and Peyton Manning this season is almost impossible. They have incredibly similar statistics in yards (4,827 to 4,659 Brady), TD's (37 to 34 Manning), and INT's (8 to 11 Brady), but I will give the slight edge to Brady because the Patriots played a more difficult schedule than the Broncos this year. Manning's Broncos had the 2nd worst strength of victory (.385) among all playoff teams this season. In fact, only 6 teams in the entire league had a worse SOV, meaning Manning was beating up on mainly inept bottom-feeding teams. So what about Adrian Peterson? No chance. As I wrote in a previous article, a running...Read more
In case you weren't aware, the Pro Bowl was played on Sunday. The NFC won that game scoring a lot of points to the AFCs a lot, but not nearly enough points. In the week leading up to the Pro Bowl, the internet was abuzz with people telling us why they wouldn't watch, why the Pro Bowl was a joke, and why the NFL, if it had any self-respect would cancel it. And then, on Sunday, those same people helped earn the Pro Bowl a TV rating equivalent to an NBA finals game. Clearly, the Pro Bowl is a polarizing topic, so let's talk about it, shall we? My first thought is: who cares? The Pro Bowl is no different from the NBA, NHL, and MLB All-Star games. They aren't, in my mind, meant to be serious replicas of an NFL game. They are, for the most part, held for money and for fans....Read more
TERRY TATE - OFFICE LINEBACKER It's SB time and half the world will be watching for the new commercials which can make or break a company. Companies will spend millions for 30 or 60 seconds of air time. I was reminded of this commercial and have to laugh every time I hear the phrase TPS Reports. Love it. Enjoy! ...Read more
It's East Coast versus West Coast. It's SF Bay versus Chesapeake Bay. It's brother coach versus brother coach. It's Ray Rice versus Rice-A-Roni. It's Flacco versus "Fabulous". It's the retiring future Hall of Fame (and shame) LB versus the upstart 2nd year QB with some serious jailhouse tattoos who has never been. It's the legend of Joe Montana versus the legend of the 'Old' Cleveland Browns. Count how many times you see "The Catch" in the next two weeks. Break 20 and you will get a cookie. It could be a good SB and it may not be. The fans in the two cities and elsewhere are jacked up but what abut the rest of us whose teams did not make it? Will it be a good game? Maybe, both teams can score. Nothing worse than a 9-6 sleeper. Will the commercials be better than the game? Maybe but I bet we spend more time watching them than we do watching game play. Even during...Read more
Last weekend treated us to a nearly full slate of action-packed NFL playoff excitement. From the opening game at Denver Saturday morning, to the Colin Kaepernick highlight reel that night, through the Seahawk heartbreak Sunday afternoon, the National Football League never let us down. Sure, New England ended it on a sour note due to their domination of the Texans in Foxboro, but for the most part it was a home run for the league, and for the viewers another in the long line of memorable Divisional Weekends. There were long runs and longer passes, fantastic plays and finer finishes, and those who made a difference and those who wish they’d hadn’t. But like most NFL games, there were also injuries on the field, but it’s the ones you don’t see that have me thinking now, and how they’re dealt with that has me thinking about later. Half-way through my first cup of coffee Sunday morning, I dazedly...Read more
Last week reports surfaced that former Pittsburgh Steelers coach and current CBS studio analyst, Bill Cowher, would eventually return to coaching. I guess that report was wrong.Today on the CBS NFL pregame show Cowher must've had a change of heart because he told host James Brown that he's not going anywhere. “Coach, this week it was reported that you are looking to return to the sidelines,” Brown said. “You’ve been asked this for six consecutive years.” “Contrary to reports, I have no plans on coaching,” Cowher said. “I plan on being with one team. And that is this team here at CBS.” I have no problem with a man changing his mind, but don't contradict yourself and say that you plan on returning and then say you have no plans to do so. Unless what he said was taken out of context. I wouldn't blame him not returning. He has a pretty...
The Chicago Bears surprised many of their fans on Dec. 31 when they fired head coach Lovie Smith after he led the team to a 10-6 NFL season in 2012. Some fans expected more of the club however after they got off to a 7-1 start, but then failed to make the playoffs. The team played well defensively during the season and many insiders feel the ineffective offense was the cause of the collapse. Smith leaves the Bears with an overall record of 81-63 after nine years with the club. The Bears went into the last two weeks of the regular season at 8-6 and even though they won their final two games, it wasn’t enough for Smith to hang onto his job or for the team to squeak into the postseason. The Bears have been inconsistent since Smith led them to the Super Bowl in 2006 and will now look to go into another direction. The team...Read more