Archive for December, 2012

The Unexpected (and expected) for week 17: Hide that flag!

It’s week 17, and the NFL regular season is in the books save for the NFC East title game happening in Washington right now. Rather than wait for that game to be decided, let’s take a look at the unexpected (and expected) for week 17.

NFL fantasy football: Steven Jackson not retiring

In today’s Three and Out: Steven Jackson says he’s not retiring, familiar Cowboys suffer familiar circumstances and the Packers are on the hunt for a running back.

Memories of Experiencing ChuckStrong – 2012 NFL-ballooza

Even though the team I was rooting for lost, to this day I am still glad I was there. It was the start of one of the best stories of the 2012 NFL season, and an instance where the country was able to see again the football is more than a game as a pulled a community together. The day I’m referring to is when the Indianapolis Colts beat the Green Bay Packers, and ChuckStrong became a part of the NFL lexicon.

Unexpected (and expected) Year in Review – 2012 NFL-ballooza

The 2012 regular season has come to a close and what a year it was. Here’s a look at the most Unexpected (and expected) outcomes of the year. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Week 1: Tim Tebow starts ————————————————————————————————————————————– When the New York Jets took the field for their first play of the season, Tim Tebow was out on the field with the starters. Well, it’s not what you think. Tebow lined up as a receiver for the Jets’ first offensive play, but starting quarterback Mark Sanchez didn’t look his way. Tebow later joked, “I felt like I was open too.” All in all, Tebow appeared in only nine offensive plays and didn’t account for much. Oh, and he was booed off the field, […]

The Year on the Fringe…Fantasy – 2012 NFL-ballooza

It’s all sorts of fun to sit around and figure out who was fantasy football’s best player (Adrian Peterson) or best rookie (Robert Griffin III) and any number of other top awards. But what about some of the fringe fantasy honors that too often go overlooked? For instance, what about the biggest “Where did that come from?” performance of the year, which is a toss-up between Brian Hartline (Week 4), Shonn Greene (Week 6) and Doug Martin (Week 9). Or how can we overlook the “Too Little, Too Late” award that should go unanimously to Larry Fitzgerald for his Week 16 outing. It’s all in a season’s work in fantasy football. By: Marcas Grant ————————————————————————————————————————————– Check out more 2012 NFL-ballooza […]

My Favorite 2012 Football Card – Tim Tebow – 2012 NFL-ballooza

My Favorite 2012 Football Card – Tim Tebow – Topps Chrome #180 Like John Keat’s Grecian Urn this Tim Tebow card above will remain frozen in time.  By now the season has concluded and Tebow’s days of being a Jet trickle down to his inevitable departure to Jacksonville.  As a Jets fan and a Gator alum, I can’t help meditate on the possibilities of what may have been, the miracles that could have happened, and the Tebowing that will never be be. The card above seems like an obvious photoshop job, but there is a possibility this was photo was snapped in one of his eight passing attempts this season. Maybe it was from a preseason game.  Either way it […]

The Drop – The Jets Season Explained in One Play – 2012 NFL-ballooza

I make no apologies for being a Jets fan. In fact, they should apologize to me for 2012, but we’ll save that for another day. Despite a lack of wins, they stayed in the headlines all year long. For every circus attraction that was their season, the biggest moment wasn’t the Butt Fumble, or the Sanchez Drama. Or the Rex Ryan drama. Or the Tebow drama. Okay, there was a lot of drama. In fact, more drama than victories, for sure. BUT. (Not Butt as in fumble) BUT. What never gets talked about was a moment that could have not only saved the Jets season, but possibly catapulted them to the playoffs. In Week 7, the 3-3 Jets played 3-3 […]

Our Favorite NFL Images of the Year – 2012 NFL-ballooza

 Images via Facebook and Instagram ————————————————————————————————————————————– Check out more 2012 NFL-ballooza content: Top Ten NFL Pop Culture Moments in 2012 5 Favorite NFL Research Nuggets Our Favorite NFL Images of the Year The Drop – The Jets Season Explained in One Play The Year on the Fringe…Fantasy My Favorite 2012 Football Card – Tim Tebow Unexpected (and expected) Year in Review Memories of Experiencing Chuck Strong

5 Favorite NFL Research Nuggets – 2012 NFL-ballooza

1. With Redskins QB Robert Griffin III’s win at Saints in Week 1 and QB Kirk Cousins’ Week 15 win at Browns, the Redskins became the first team in a non-strike season to have two different rookie quarterbacks win their first career starts in the same season, since rookies John Elway and Gary Kubiak won their starting debuts with the 1983 Broncos. ————————————————————————————————————————————– 2. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw a game-winning touchdown pass in the final two minutes of regulation or overtime three times this season, the most ever by a rookie since at least the 1970 merger. ————————————————————————————————————————————– 3. Colts QB Andrew Luck led seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime, which ties the highest single season […]

Top Ten NFL Pop Culture Moments in 2012 – 2012 NFL-ballooza

1. Rex Ryan: Oscar Nominee? What was the biggest bit of acting from the Jets this season? Rex Ryan in the Adam Sandler vehicle “That’s My Boy” or the Jets masquerading as a playoff contender deep into the season? 2. Donald Driver wins Dancing With The Stars Years after he perfected the Lambeau Leap, Donald Driver took his dancing shoes to ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Like Emmitt Smith and Hines Ward before him, Driver took the mirror ball trophy. Does a Lombardi loom in his future this year? 3. Heinz Ward and the Steelers in The Dark Knight Rises Associated Press The Dark Knight had many unbelievable moments. Like why did the Gotham City Police Department walk in a […]

Madden curse watch week 17: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Week 17 has finally arrived. The Detroit Lions will not be returning to the playoffs, and since Calvin Johnson has already claimed the record for receiving yards in a single, the Lions looked to play spoiler to the playoff hopes of their division rival Chicago Bears.

2012 NFL-ballooza – Our Year in Review

2012. What can we say? The Mayans were obviously wrong. Thank goodness because the NFL experienced quite a year of amazement from the Giants improbable Super Bowl win against the New England Patriots to this season’s comebacks of Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson to the establishment of the 2012 rookie QB class of Andrew Luck, RG3 and Russell Wilson. So, relax and enjoy as our staff takes you back to the good, the bad, and the memorable of 2012.  We present to you, dear reader, our 2012 NFL-ballooza. ————————————————————————————————————————————– 1. Top 10 2012 NFL Pop Culture Moments ————————————————————————————————————————————– Rex Ryan: Oscar Nominee? What was the biggest bit of acting from the Jets this season? Rex Ryan in the Adam Sandler […]

Week 17 fantasy feedback

» What can we say about Adrian Peterson that we haven’t all year? This has been a season for the ages. » As expected, the Chargers running game hasn’t been particularly special. Four different guys have carried the ball today, with Jackie Battle (11 rush, 20 yards) leading the way. » Rob Gronkowski is active for today’s game, but isn’t seeing many snaps. He has one catch for 19 yards, but it’s hard to expect we’ll see much more from him today — especially with the Patriots in control. In baseball parlance, Gronk is a reliever just trying to get a little work in. » The Vikings might be in the middle of a perfect storm for fantasy owners. Trying to make the […]

The Rewind: Record zones, Eric Dickerson cardboard bio, and best 2012 NFL draft picks

We hope you all had a wonderful end to the holiday week as we all prepare for New Years’ Eve, and a wild week 17 in the NFL. We didn’t let the holidays slow us down, as we churned out a fresh batch of great content for you to consume. Enjoy.

The Cardboard Bio – Eric Dickerson and Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson has a chance to break Eric Dickerson’s hallowed single-season rushing record. The Los Angeles Rams runner rushed for 2,105 yards in 1984, in just his second season in the NFL. With that in mind, we take a look back at the careers of Dickerson and Peterson through trading cards in a little feature we like to call The Cardboard Bio.

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