That’s right, no reason why we here at NFL.com shouldn’t join the rest of the free world in paying tribute to Oprah Winfrey as she celebrated the end of her talk show this week. In the 25 years, she’s had all kinds of guests on her show, and Oprah even talked to the occasional football player. So Football Friday seems like the perfect time to offer up a photo essay chronicling some notable NFL appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Here’s what else is on tap today:
- It’s a bonus photo essay day, and you’ll enjoy this one: NFL lookalikes. Tom Brady and Justin Bieber? Charlie Whitehurst and Barry Gibb? Ed Hochuli and Arnold Schwarzenegger? The photos don’t lie, folks.
- In Game No. 11 on our list of the Top 20 Games of 2010, the Ravens edged the Texans on a Monday night. But as Elliot Harrison explains, he actually looked at this battle as a win for Houston.
- Last week, NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan stated his case for why Eli Manning was robbed when left off the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2011 list. Today, speculating that it looks as if LeSean McCoy might not make the cut, he states his case for the Eagles running back.
- Today’s Instant Debate gets right down to the point: Will there be a season, and when will it begin? Our experts offer their opinions.
- Really only two words needed to tell you what this is all about: Favre Watch.
- Here’s something even Ochocinco would be jealous of: Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Saints running back Reggie Bush, Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman and Colts linebacker Cody Glenn were among the celebrities who sped out of central London on Thursday for the start of the 12th edition of the Gumball 3000 Rally, a seven-day car race stretching 3,000 miles across 10 European countries.
- Did you see yesterday’s Pick Six about guys from the NFL you might want to invite to your bachelor party? Check out today’s Pick Six, which will be a video version and will detail some of the best, um, NFL wardrobe malfunctions. Relax, that’s NFL wardrobe malfunctions, not halftime performers.
- And speaking of The Hangover, the folks at “NFL Total Access” used the release of the sequel as a good time to discuss which playoff teams from 2010 might suffer a hangover effect and miss the 2011 playoffs.
- It’s Football Friday, and that means it is time to chat with NFL.com’s Vic Carucci at noon ET. Submit a question now.