Jeff Hart: Thursday Linkfest for February 2, 2012
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: February 02, 2012
You know the Peyton Manning saga has grown to epic proportions when fringe players like Tennessee fans start making viral videos. I wonder how Matt “Healthy Neck” Hasselbeck and Jake ”Not Andrew Luck” Locker feel about their fans wooing an aging, baggage-laden quarterback.
Osi Umenyiora was fined $20K for missing a mandatory media session yesterday. Apparently, Umenyiora misunderstood the schedule, even though like 40 of his teammates were also scheduled to be there. The fine was levied by the league in less than two hours. The record-setting speed-punishment makes one imagine Roger Goodell prowling the streets of Indianapolis like a tyrannical truant officer, handing out tickets wherever he sees wrongdoing.
Speaking of tyrants, Wes Welker theorizes that his feared coach The Hoodie is more relaxed this year because he has a She-Hoodie in his life. Turns out, it’s actually the same She-Hoodie some Boston media blamed for the loss to the Giants back in 2008.
But enough about the teams actually playing in the Super Bowl. Let’s instead talk about the team with the longest Super Bowl drought – the Detroit Lions – the only franchise active since the beginning of the Super Bowl era to never make it to the big game. What gives, Detroit?
Much like Detroit fans are perpetually, Jets fans will likely be inconsolably miserable this weekend. Here we have a few suggestions for activities Jets fans can do this weekend instead of watching the Super Bowl.
The season is basically over, the lockout a distant memory, but there’s still behind the scenes drama involving the NFLPA and the new CBA. If you’re into the sordid business side of the NFL, you might want to check out this attempted takedown of NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
Finally, here’s the inevitable “Shit ___ Says” Super Bowl edition. How to resuscitate a tired concept? Lots of really colorful Madonna jokes.
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