Hi, NFL Fans!
Can you believe we are halfway through the NFL season already? It seems like just yesterday I was announcing a draft pick in New York City and meeting Fergie at the NFL Kickoff in Pittsburgh. Time flies when you’re busy spreading Fandemonium across the globe!
I can’t think of another NFL season when there have been so many teams dominating the league. I mean, eight teams are 6-2 or better and two of those teams are undefeated. Consequently, that means there are some really bad teams, too (you know who you are but don’t worry – it can only get better!).
Individually we have seen some incredible performances this season, as well. How about Cedric Benson out of Cincinnati leading the league in yards rushing, or Steve Smith (the other one in a Giants uniform) with nine catches over 20 yards and 600-plus yards receiving? The QB position hasn’t been too surprising with Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and (my man) Brett Favre leading their teams to a combined 23-1 record. All true professionals.
Speaking of true professionals, I recently had the opportunity to sit down with one of the classiest men in the NFL, Super Bowl champion, and former Walter Payton Man of the Year winner, Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, to discuss this season’s highs and lows:
Director of Fandemonium: Bus, which team has been the biggest surprise for you this season, good or bad?
Jerome Bettis: The New Orleans Saints. I’m really surprise how well they are playing on defense. The two key factors [have been] Darren Sharper and Drew Brees.
DOF: Who’s your midseason MVP, top rookie, and top comeback player?
Bettis: Drew Brees-MVP, Percy Harvin-rookie, Cedric Benson-comeback player.
DOF: Okay, last question, Mr. Bettis. Which team is taking home the Vince Lombardi Trophy this year?
Bettis: [It’s a] toss-up between the Steelers, Indy and New England in the AFC, and Minnesota, New Orleans or Philly in the NFC.
There you have it, NFL fans, the official Monster Midseason Breakdown straight from the legend himself. Be sure to become a fan at www.facebook.com/fandemonium and apply for my job at nfl.monster.com. There is only one week left to apply for the best job in the NFL! We’ve also added some cool features on the web site, including career information and access to jobs. More pics and videos from the Department of Fandemonium coming soon!
Monster Director of Fandemonium