As a New York Giants football fan, last Sunday night was rough for me. One of the most difficult parts of that frustrating and tough loss to the rival Dallas Cowboys, was two terrible calls by the officials. On Thursday, the NFL told the team that they did make mistakes in important calls in the game. This only adds to the frustration of a very imperfect game.
Big Ben Roethishamburglar gets a lot of respect and credit from sportscasters and analysts for being a tough, strong leader… the kind that would rape your sister in a bathroom. Unfortunately, while a bum left ankle may not slow one’s rape-roll, it drastically affects the ability to quarterback.
In one of the biggest misstatements since Christina Aguilera said “From my own experience, great things come in small packages,” seemingly referring to herself as both “great” and “small,” Lebron James apologized yesterday for saying the word “retarded”, when he meant to say sorry for being such on July 8th of last year.
If you were looking to feel in-shape, you needed to look no farther than to Shaquille O’Neal at last night’s Game 4 playoff showdown between the Heat and the Celtics. He broke a sweat just getting off the bench.
The Denver Nuggets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder to avoid a first round sweep and force basketball fans all over the country to have to look at Chris “Birdman” Andersen for at least one more game.
Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward made his opinion about the NFL known. They may or may not make sense. Depends on your definition of “sense”.
The Giants D hadn’t played for 3 weeks (no show, not needed during blow out, bye week)… which meant at least they were well rested for a Sunday Night showdown against the Eagles.
Last night the NFL season kicked off as the defending Superbowl Champion New Orleans Saints played the Minnesota Favres in a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game, yielding the same result: a Saints victory.
Before the game, however, players on both teams made a statement by holding up one finger as a solidarity gesture. The move was intended to show that the NFL players union is united (duh, as “union” implies) in the intense debate over a new labor deal with NFL owners where both sides will end up with a ton of money.
The NFL money fight is front & center instead of behind closed doors, where it needs to be. Fans who supply the league with dollars want to see football, not financial frustration.
Unfortunately, the fans don’t get a chance to collectively give the middle finger to the entire NFL: players and owners alike.
Whoever said “nice guys finish last” was really very wrong. By having a reputation is “one of the best”, combined with the MLB’s efforts to downplay the faults of their outdated systems, Jim Joyce is off-the-hook for what could be the worst call in the history of baseball.