The interviews, the bench press, the Wonderlic test, and the pressure-packed 40-yard dash are all over and all that is left for the top NFL prospects is to see what team they will get a chance to play for come the fall. This year’s draft is considered to be a deep one but for some fans it lacks luster as there is no wide receivers, no running backs and only one quarterback in the top ten as draft day nears. Though fans will always want a sexy pick this draft could hold many of building blocks to a Super Bowl that every team needs. Continue reading →
The Ravens literally knocked the lights out against the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII when half the lights in the stadium went out during the third quarter of play Sunday night.
Coach John Harbaugh took the win over his brother Jim Harbaugh 34-31 in a Super Bowl XLVII full of firsts, from the first power outage to the first fake field goal attempt to the first set of brothers facing off on opposite sides of the field. But all the firsts weren’t enough to take away from Ray Lewis and his second Super Bowl ring.
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NFL wide receivers are known for being loud, look-at-me players, but over eight years Roddy White has quietly become one of the top receivers in the league. After getting a taste of playoff success White and his teammates are looking to bring a championship to Atlanta. Continue reading →
Once the NFL’s coaching carousel gets started in a couple of weeks, as it does at the end of every season, it will feel like NFL coaches are a dime a dozen. But the reality is that finding a good coach is hard and all the guys in contention aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Continue reading →
Starting at quarterback in the NFL is never easy but Colin Kaepernick had no problem when he took over the starting job for the 49ers on Monday night against the Bears. Kaepernick will need to show up big twice more in prime time if he wants to secure a playoff spot for the 49ers. Continue reading →
With technology the sports world is moving faster than ever and that is very apparent looking back over the sports photos from the last year. Some of the stories seem so far in the past I can’t believe they only happened a few months ago – but that is what an active year it was in the wide world of sports. Continue reading →
Every Thanksgiving I look forward to a full day of football and then moments later I remember one game always features the Detroit Lions and some excitement fades. It’s nothing against the Lions it is just hard to get excited for a team that has as many playoff wins in my lifetime as they do winless seasons. Since it is the only game on at the time I decided to try and look at the positive: the Lions do have one of the best players in the NFL in Calvin Johnson who has spent his career trying to turn things around in Detroit. Continue reading →
Now that we’re over two weeks into November guys everywhere have their facial hair filling in for Novembeard. But then there are some who one month is not enough and the sport the beard year round. Pittsburg Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel keeps his beard all year round and it’s grown into its own celebrity. But, as hard as it is to imagine now, Keisel has not always had the massive beard he is now known for. Continue reading →
Prost! Since 1810, das Germans have been celebrating Oktoberfest as an important part of Bavarian culture in Munich, Germany every autumn. As a colloquial tribute to the fairgrounds, locals better know Oktoberfest as “die Wiesn.” This 17-day festival brings more than 6 million visitors every year to drink over 7 million liters of beer, thousands of pounds of pretzels, saurkraut and Schweinshaxe (a.k.a. grilled ham hock). Mmm, mmm! Check out more fun Oktoberfest images here! Continue reading →
The NFL was missing one thing when they returned to action the past weekend, the referees. The NFL Referees Association are in a lock out dispute with the NFL Owners much like the players faced last summer but this one has lasted into the season with no end in sight. The NFL brought in replacement referees for the first week and has them scheduled through week five. Continue reading →