Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Colin Kaepernick, Ed Reed, Michael Oher, Patrick Willis, Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XLVII, The Blind Side, Torrey Smith, Vernon Davis
Is your favorite team out of Super Bowl XLVII? Find someone else to root for with the help of this guide.
Posted: Thursday, January 17th, 2013 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: AFC Championship Game, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Billy Cundiff, David Akers, Joe Flacco, Kyle Williams, Lee Evans, Mike Smith, New England Patriots, NFC Championship Game, San Francisco 49ers, Wes Welker
Year after year, when a team loses a big game the fans, and sometimes players, anoint a scapegoat, or more simply a goat, to carry the blame. Let’s take a look at the 2011 goats, and who might steal their crown in 2012.
Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Billy Cundiff, Colin Kaepernick, David Akers, Denver Broncos, Divisional Round, Foreigner, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Joe Flacco, Kaepernicking, Matt Bryant, Matty Ice, New England Patriots, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tom Brady, Torrey Smth
The elite eight in the NFL have now been whittled down to four. But before we can look ahead to championship weekend, we need to look at what was unexpected (and expected) from the divisional playoffs.
Posted: Monday, January 7th, 2013 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Clay Matthews, Divisional Round, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Joe Webb, Leon Hall, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Schaub, NFL, playoffs, Ray Lewis, RG3, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, Wild Card
The the NFL playoffs are finally here. Wild Card weekend came and passed without too much hubbub, as three of the four games didn’t quite live up to the billing. Nevertheless, there were plenty of surprises as usual, so let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for Wild Card weekend.
Posted: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: bandwagon, Dallas Cowboys, diehard, Green Bay Packers, NFL, NFL fans, Pittsburgh Steelers, playoffs, San Francisco 49ers, stats, Tim Tebow
In preparation for the postseason, I present you a list of the five most annoying types of NFL fans you probably encountered this season.
Posted: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Alfred Morris, Andrew Luck, Bobby Wagner, Bruce Irvin, Coby Fleener, Danger Zone, Dwayne Allen, Entourage, Fire and Ice, Goose, Iceman, Maverick, Nighthawks, RG3, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Slider, T.Y. Hilton, Tom Cruise, Top Gun, Vick Ballard, wingmen
We pay tribute to the Goose’s of the world, and highlight the wingmen who helped make the unlikely playoff runs of Andrew Luck, RG3, and Russell Wilson possible.
Posted: Monday, December 31st, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Adrian Peterson, challenge flag, Chuck Pagaon, ChuckStrong, Eric Dickerson, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jordy Nelson, Kansas City Chiefs, Mike McCarthy, Monkeys riding dogs, New York Giants, playoffs, Tennessee Titans
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.
Posted: Sunday, December 30th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: Andrew Luck, ChuckStrong, Dwayne Allen, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, NFL in review
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.
Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar | Tags: best NFL rookies of 2012, Bobby Wagner, Casey Hayward, Cordy Glenn, Dwayne Allen, Janoris Jenkins, LaVonte David, NFL Draft, Nick Foles, Russell Wilson, T.Y. Hilton, underrated rookies
The 2012 NFL draft feature a number of excellent rookies other than the high-profile quarterbacks that are worthy of your attention. Here are eight from rounds two and three that you may have forgotten about.
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.