Michael Vick killed dogs; the Eagles welcomed him in. Riley Cooper publicly screamed the n-word; Eagles kept him. Ray Lewis was guilty of obstruction of justice in a murder case that you do not have to look far to realize he had more to do with; Ravens were so put off by this, they built their team around him as their face and leader of the franchise. Ben Roethlisberger was involved in a rape case that led to a civil suit which was “settled”; the Steelers, the NFL bastion of civility, kept him on after a 4-game suspension (even lowered by the NFL from 6). Leonard Little committed a DWI manslaughter and the Rams overlooked it – just as they did when he committed yet another DWI later in his career.
But Michael Sam, committing no crimes, but daring to be himself, an openly gay man, is a distraction. Continue reading
Aaron Rodgers felt compelled to go on a Wisconsin radio station the other day and put out a minor rumor that he may be gay.
Spoiler: he denied it.
This rumor had not spread so far that he really needed to say anything, but yet he felt like he needed to address it as many athletes have in the past (i.e. Mike Piazza).
But he still talked. The important question is, “Why?” Continue reading
Geno Smith has been terrible.
There’s not much of a desire to delve further into how bad he is for the 100th time this week (8 TD, 19 INT, and in general playing worse than any season of Mark Sanchez is enough said); so instead I’m going to see if this can all end positively – in a high Jets draft pick!
Here are a bunch of facts and ideas to help you decide which way this will end: Continue reading
The Emotional Bowl:
The Colts come into this game riding the momentum of one of the greatest rookie QB seasons of all time, by Andrew Luck.
But their story all season has been about Chuckstrong; supporting their head coach Chuck Pagano, who had been fighting Cancer for most of the season.