Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Andrew Luck, Chandler Jones, Doug Martin, first round picks, Harrison Smith, Kevin Zeitler, Luke Kuechly, Matt Kalil, NFL Draft, RG3, Russell Wilson, underrate rookies
The season may be winding down, but the hyperbole is just getting started. The much-lauded 2012 rookie class has featured the likes of such playmakers as Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Doug Martin, all of whom have been fixtures in league headlines for the last 16 weeks. But what about the rest of the gang? I’m not talking about the likes of Alfred Morris or Josh Gordon, going from draft day afterthoughts to key players in their teams’ seasons. I’m talking about the other big guns, the best of the rest who stood in the spotlight on the Radio City Music Hall stage with the commish, but have somehow ended up in the shadows during the 2012 season. Well, their […]
Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Blair Walsh, Bruce Arians, Calvin Johnson, Cam Newton, Chuck Pagaon, Green Bay Packers, Greg McElroy, Indianapolis Colts, Jerry Rice, Kai Forbath, Marques Colston, megatron, NFL records, Pete Carroll, Play 60 kid, playoffs, Rex Ryan, The Holy Roller, The Immaculate Reception
Welcome to week 16, where we saw several records be broken… by kickers! There was also a 50-burger dropped in Green Bay, a real record broken in Detroit, and a heart-warming moment as the cherry on top of a wild Sunday. Let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for week 16.
Posted: Thursday, December 20th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: 2012, Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Calvin Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, end of days, Eric Dickerson, Jerry Rice, Mayan apocalypse, Michael Strahan, New York Giants, Peyton Manning, replacement refs, Rex Ryan, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Tim Tebow, Tony Romo
If the Mayans are correct, the world will end tomorrow, and if you’ve been paying attention there have been several signs in the 2012 NFL season that the Mayans may have been right after all
Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cam Cameron, CenturyLink Field, Christmas miracles, Eric Dickerson, Green Bay Packers, Jim Caldwell, Joe Flacco, Ken Whisenhunt, Kevin Kolb, Kirk Cousins, New York Giants, RG3, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Lindley, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins
The holidays are a magical time of the year. Families come together, communities help the needy, and almost anything is possible. Including miracles. Several NFL teams are in need of such a miracle, whether for a playoff run or long-term future of their franchise. Here’s a run-down of which NFL teams are in need of a little magic this holiday season:
Posted: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Adrian Peterson, Carolina Panthers, Chris Johnson, Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswald, Drew Brees, Eric Dickerson, Ken Whisenhunt, Luke Kuechly, Minnesota Vikings
Much like Clark Griswald in the holiday classic, Christmas Vacation, many NFL players and coaches are in need of a few relaxing days all to themselves (and that Christmas bonus!). Whether from a disappointing season, injury, poor performance or single-handedly carrying their team through the first 15 weeks, these players and coaches could use a little respite. And probably a large glass of egg nog.
Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears, Danny Amendola, DeMarco Murray, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Leonard Hankerson, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, SNF, spiked football, Statement Sunday, Tom Brady, Troy Polamalu
It was “Statement Sunday,” which meant a slate full of fantastic games between playoff contenders. Or so we thought. Three of the six games turned out to be duds. Instead, it was just another week in the NFL where another unsuspecting man got hit in the face with a football. Let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for week 15.
Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Madden Curse, Matthew Stafford, Mikel Leshoure, Pick Six, Ryan Lindley
The Detroit Lions stayed on the road in week 15 as they faced the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium, where Calvin Johnson aimed to continue his outstanding season, and close in on Jerry Rice’s all-time receiving record.
Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Andrew Luck, Arian Foster, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Colin Kaepernick, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, horoscopes, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Joe Flacco, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Packers Bears rivalry, playoffs, Ray Rice, San Francisco 49ers, Statement Sunday, Tom Brady, Von Miller, week 15
NFL fans received a gift from the scheduling gods this weekend as there are six matchups with gigantic playoff implications in what has been dubbed, “Statement Sunday.” Once again we turned to the heavens to see what the future might hold for each of the 12 teams in the featured games. Here are your week 15 NFL horoscopes:
Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Kirk Cousins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, NFL playoffs, Peyton Manning, RG3, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, Tom Brady, Washingto Redskins
As the playoffs draw nearer, it becomes more acceptable to start fantasizing about the potential matchups that could be on the horizon. Here are five playoff showdowns we can only hope to witness come January.
Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Chris Kluwe, Eli Manning, ESPN, Greg Jennings, meow game, NFL, Old Spice, Peyton Manning, Pro Bowl, RG3, SNL, State Farm, The League, Thoms DeCoud, Twitter
With 2013 Pro Bowl voting ending this week, time is running out for you to vote for your favorite players. Not sure who to vote for? No worries! To give you a little help in case you’re stuck between choices, or want to throw in some wild cards, we’ve broken it down a little differently. Here is our Pop culture Pro Bowl ballot, featuring the players who deserve your vote for their influence on pop culture in 2012.
Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: A Few Good Men, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Jack Nicholson, Jim Schwartz, Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, Norv Turner, Philip Rivers, Ray Rive, San Diego Charger, Tony Romo, You can't handle the truth
As the season draws to a close, many teams are left searching for answers as they prepare to watch the playoffs from home. But what many teams really need, is a heavy dose of the truth as they look toward the 2013 season. In honor of the 20th anniversary of A Few Good Men, here are five teams that are entitled to know the truth about themselves, but just might not be able to handle it.
Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Brady Quinn, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Jon Heder, Mark Sanchez, Matt Flynn, Napoleon Dynamite, New York Jets, Nick Foles, Pete Carroll, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, playoffs, ref hit with football, Seattle Seahawks
Not sure if you were paying attention, or taking an open-eyed snooze like some NFL referees, but it’s week 14 and the playoff race is heating up as more teams drop out, and one pesky team hangs on for dear life.
Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: A.J. Green, Ben Roethlisberger, Chad Henne, Greg Jennings, Greg McElroy, horoscopes, J.J. Watt, NFL, NFL Draft, playoffs, Randall Cobb, RG3, Tom Brady, Tony Romo, Week 14
As the NFL regular season comes to a close, we looked to the stars to see what was on the horizon for every NFL team. Here are your Week 14 NFL Horoscopes:
Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Diners Drive-ins and Dives, Guy Fieri, Johnny Garlic's, Marcel Reece, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Steve Mariucci
Steve Mariucci recently spent some time learning to cook with Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece, and celebrity chef/Oakland Raiders fan, Guy Fieri. In between recipes, the guys talked a little football, and how Reece and Fieri came to be friends.
Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Andre 3000, Arian Foster, Discount Double Check, RGIII, Rob Gronkowski, Robert Griffin III, Saturday Night Live, SNL, State Farm, Stevie Johnson, The Lonely Island
With Saturday Night Live announcing they’d be turning to Twitter and Facebook for host ideas in the near future, we wanted to join in the fun. So here’s a list of five players we feel would be perfect candidates for hosting SNL: