Jeff Hart: Friday Linkfest for February 3, 2012
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: February 03, 2012
The natural instinct of the internet is to mock this “weirdo” that spent the last three years building a replica of Lucas Oil Stadium out of Legos. I’m not going to go there. I mean, look at this thing! It’s a pretty amazing achievement.
If you’re out there, Lego-dude, please get in touch with me. I have a Lego meteor I’ve been working on for years that I think we can put to good use.
In case you haven’t heard, the Super Bowl is this weekend. Football Outsiders has a thorough (50,000 words, probably) breakdown of all their advanced stat metrics for both teams. Spoiler alert: the stats favor the Patriots, but Football Outsiders still think the Giants will win.
Asked about his $20,000 fine for missing a media function, Osi Umenyiora said he understood the steepness because otherwise players would never want to talk to the media. Touche.
At least someone is getting fined in Indy. Apparently, the place has degenerated into a lawless free-for-all, where a simple donation to charity can get you off the hook for crimes ranging from counterfeit tickets to public drunkenness.
The NFL is already worried about the 2016 Super Bowl, aka Super Bowl L, because of the Roman numeral’s association with the word ‘loser.’ These are the high level thoughts had by NFL marketing gurus when they’re not trying to spin legendary players suing over concussions.
A quick aside to cover something that isn’t at all related to Indianapolis: it’s looking like the Raiders won’t be able to keep both Darren McFadden and Michael Bush. What would Al Davis do? Trade them both for Peyton Manning. Sorry, I’m no help.
Here’s some good advice: if you don’t want Jim Harbaugh to stalk you, stay out of the PF Chang’s.
Finally, it feels like forever since we’ve had a good Tim Tebow story, so here’s one about how new Jaguars owner Shahid Khan would have drafted him. You’re in good hands, Jacksonville.
Enjoy the Super Bowl this weekend! My official prediction is Patriots x3 – Giants x3, because I only care about my Super Bowl box. Go, numbers!
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