Posts Tagged ‘Eli Manning’
Posted: Friday, February 22nd, 2013 | Alex Gelhar Tags: 49ers, Academy Award, Alex Smith, Argo, Best Picture, Carson Palmer, Darrelle Revis, Darren McFadden, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, New York Jets, Oscar, Peyton Manning, Richard Sherman, The Master, Tim Tebow
With 85th Academy Awards happening this weekend, some of the best “true” and fictional stories told on the silver screen from last year will be honored with miniature gold statues of a naked man. What an honor! And with the NFL offseason just starting to ramp up at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this weekend, we thought it’d be fun to take advantage of this down time to look into the future and see what remarkable story-lines we could be in line for next season. Last season featured a number of Hollywood-worthy tales, from the Harbaugh Bowl to the rookie sensations at quarterback to Ray Lewis going out on top and on and on. Below are a few highly speculative […]
Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 | NFL.com staff Tags: Eli Manning, Jason Witten, Peyton Manning, Pro Bowl, Victor Cruz
With all the money, fame and attention bestowed upon NFL players it is easy to forget that even at the Pro Bowl — where all-stars are recognized for extraordinary performance on the field — off of the field they are still a group of ordinary young men. They are sons, brothers, husbands and fathers, who laugh at and worry about the same things as the rest of us. In the short period of time since the players arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon there have been constant reminders of that for those of us working closely with them. In my last NFL.com blog, I mentioned that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who has been selected to his 12th Pro Bowl […]
Posted: Thursday, January 17th, 2013 | NFL.com staff Tags: Adrian Peterson, Donovan McNabb, Eli Manning, Kelly Slater, Peyton Manning, Roddy White, Wes Welker
The NFL has landed in Hawaii to begin final preparations for what might be the last Pro Bowl game ever played. For those of us who work it, this is our baby, and we are pulling out all the stops to give the game its best possible chance to succeed. Two critical pieces that will help determine the decision whether to continue playing the All-Star game are ticket sales, and the performance of the athletes on the field. The latter is out of our hands, but we have good reason to hope. The players fought hard to keep this game — and keep it in Hawaii — during the last round of labor negotiations, and they are well aware that […]
Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: A.J. Green, Aaron Hernandez, Arian Foster, Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, Danario Alexander, Danny Amendola, Darren McFadden, DeAngelo Williams, Dennis Pitta, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, Kristen Bell, Peyton Manning, Red Dalton, RG3, Sam Bradford, Stevan Ridley, Victor Cruz
If you fine folks have followed along, you know I received a Festivus miracle last week when the Tennessee Titans defense scored 18 points (thank you, Mark Sanchez) to secure the win against Matt “Money” Smith. I ultimately fell short in that league (more on those circumstances in a moment). I went 2-2 on Championship Weekend, as I again took out “Money” in our NFL.com Experts League. So I’m stuck in kind of limbo, fantasy purgatory similar to the finale of “Lost.” But two championships is pretty cool. And to fight off my NFL Fantasy Live peers for the second time in three seasons is pretty cool, too. Moving on, it should be noted so many fantasy football championships were […]
Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Russell Wilson, Adrian Peterson, Blair Walsh, Brandon Weeden, Darren Sproles, David Wilson, Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, Jamaal Charles, Josh Gordon, Julio Jones, Kirk Cousins, LaDainian Tomlinson, Matthew Stafford, Michael Turner, Mike Tolbert, Peyton Manning, Ray Rice, RG3, Rich Eisen, Roddy White, Ryan Mathews, Ryan Tannehill, Sam Bradford, Sebastian Janikowski, Torrey Smith, Trent Richardson
Fantasy football stopped being fun for a lot of us in Week 16. Though, I’ve long contended fantasy football isn’t fun. You’re gutted when your team loses, and you’re merely relived when your team wins.
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, November 27th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick, Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Hey Diddle Diddle, Mark Sanchez, Nursery Rhyme, Ray Rice, Thanksgiving
After Ray Rice dubbed his now infamous 4th-and-29-play “Hey Diddle Diddle Ray Rice Up The Middle,” we thought it’d be fun to parody some other iconic nursery rhymes to tell the best stories of Week 12. Check out the list below:
Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Mike D'Antoni, Atlanta Falcons, Danny Amendola, Eli Manning, Jim Harbaugh, Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Reggie Bush, Sam Bradford, Tom Brady
Time now to take a look at the unexpected (and expected) from Week 10, and we’re not going to talk about new Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni. Although, if you’ve followed my work, you know I love the move and have called for it the last couple of weeks. (Just look back to the 2011 Lakers season to see what an unmotivated Phil Jackson is all about.)
Posted: Sunday, November 11th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, Andy Dalton, C.J. Spiller, Dennis Pitta, Eli Manning, Fred Jackson, Greg Olsen, Jimmy Graham, Joe Flacco, Josh Freeman, Kyle Rudolph, Norv Turner, Philip Rivers, Post Mortem, Scott Chandler, Steven Jackson, Tony Gonzalez, Victor Cruz, Vincent Jackson
You’ve heard this before, but this is why you always play your studs. Calvin Johnson has led the world this season in being tackled at the 1-yard line. No, seriously. Elias passed along this note before the start of NFL Fantasy Live on Sunday which said Megatron had been tackled at the 1-yard line after four of his catches. And each time, the Lions ran the ball in each time, and did not go to Johnson.
Posted: Sunday, November 4th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Andrew Luck, Aaron Hernandez, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Andy Luck, Brandon Marshall, Calvin Johnson, Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, Chris Johnson, Darren McFadden, Doug Martin, Eli Manning, Greg Schiano, Hakeem Nicks, Jimmy Graham, Julio Jones, LeGarrette Blount, Peyton Manning, Robert Griffin III, Roddy White, Titus Young, Tom Crabtree
Our Adam Rank takes a look back at the fantasy weekend that was.
Posted: Sunday, October 21st, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Unexpected (and expected), Booker T, Dave Dameshek, Eli Manning, Greg Little, J.J. Watt, Josh Gordon, Mike Tolbert, Ron Rivera, Tim Tebow
It was another unpredictable week. Let’s take a look at the weird, wild and the unexpected (and expected) from Week 7.
Posted: Monday, October 15th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andy Luck, Dwayne Bowe, Eli Manning, Jordy Nelson, Matthew Stafford, Robert Griffin III, Shonn Greene, Trent Richardson, Victor Cruz
Many fantasy enthusiasts likely feel a lot like Felix Baumgartner this morning after some players (and let’s put this mildly) didn’t come through on Sunday. Though, some old standbys finally showed themselves. Let’s get into it.
Posted: Monday, September 24th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers, Alex Smith, Alfred Morris, Andre Brown, Andy Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, Christian Ponder, Darren McFadden, Darryl Strawberry, Don Mattingly, Eli Manning, Jake Locker, Jamaal Charles, Jermichael Finley, Joe Flacco, Jose Canseco, Ken Griffey Jr., Matt Cassel, Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Mike Scioscia, Mike Shanahan, Mike Smith, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Red Dalton, RG3, Roger Clemens, Ryan Mathews, Tony Romo, Wade Boggs, Wes Welker
Week 3 is nearly in the books, how are you feeling? We still have a great Monday night game left, but let’s look back at the wek that was.
Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: New York Giants, NFL Playbook, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Eli Manning, football, Greg Schiano, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Playbook, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Coughlin
While the controversy surrounding Greg Schiano and Tom Coughlin stole the headlines from New York’s 41-34 win over Tampa, it was a new approach from the Giants’ offense that sparked their epic comeback and enabled Eli Manning to throw for a career-high 510 yards.