Jeff Hart: Monday Linkfest for November 28, 2011
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: November 28, 2011
The Sunday highlight sure to be getting the most run today is Stevie Johnson’s Plaxico Burress nightclub shooting inspired touchdown dance. Maybe I just enjoy trash talk too much – is burning a dude for serving time frowned upon? – but I can’t get behind all the hand-wringing that occurs whenever one of these intricate TD celebrations occurs. Look, over at Shutdown Corner, it only takes them three paragraphs to invoke 9/11 because Johnson pretended to be a crashing jet. Thanks, Joe Buck School of Sports Journalism.
Shouldn’t everyone just content themselves that Johnson got his comeuppance in the game’s waning moments, dropping a pass that likely would’ve set up a Buffalo TD? If only Stevie had hands like this kid:
We enter the third week of needless Brett Favre speculation, this time returning to Houston, where Matt Leinart is now done for the year. Luckily, the Texans brass were quick to dismiss any Favre related rumors. Who is up next week? I’m looking at you, Tennessee Titans.
If you’ve ever wondered what a football player does if he has to go to the bathroom in the middle of a game, wonder no more. Maybe someone asked Nick Novak what he thought about Norv Turner’s coaching.
Speaking of which, here’s a story about yesterday’s Broncos/Chargers game that focuses less on Tim Tebow and more on the sloppy coaching of John Fox and Norv Turner. Is it finally happening? Are we getting to a place where we don’t need to analyze Tebow every week? Where we admit that there are other players on Denver and multiple factors involved in their winning streak? Oh, I guess not.
Finally, if you enjoy old people punching each other, here’s video of two 70-year-old former CFLers getting into a scuffle during some weird Canadian ceremony. Apparently, this incident brings to an end a rivalry that began in the 1963 Grey Cup. Could this one day be Stevie Johnson and Plaxico Burress?
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