Jeff Hart: Thursday Linkfest for January 12, 2011
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: January 12, 2012
GOOD VS. EVIL: WITH A VENGEANCE, DAY IV: As you read this, Tom Brady is probably shouting a bunch of intense and mean things at his receiving corps to get them motivated for Saturday. Meanwhile, Tim Tebow is having perhaps the most ridiculous week of his extraordinarily ludicrous career. As for what the rest of the Broncos are up to – who cares? All of this excitement, and yet we’re still talking about the last play of the Steelers/Broncos game?
Well, yes. Because it might have been illegal.
Shutdown Corner points out that the Broncos don’t appear to have enough players on the line of scrimmage. Former mediocre line judge and current self-righteous FOX analyst Mike Pereira responded to the charge by saying “durp durp durp durp.” A real referee later weighed in, simply insisting to Shutdown Corner that the formation was legal without any real justification. But, was it really legal? Because this sounds an awful lot like the NFL trying to avoid admitting a blown call on the most exciting and memorable play of the season.
Speaking of institutions with ignoble motivations, this epic article should be all it takes to get you willing to picket college sports. My only knock on Hruby’s plan to strike against the NCAA? Putting the onus on poor scholarship athletes to risk their future.
Here’s a surprising and disheartening statistic for 49ers fans: teams that haven’t given up a lot of turnovers (the 49ers only have 10) traditionally have not performed well come the playoffs. It doesn’t make sense, but there it is.
Is anyone still interested in talking fantasy football? If so, here’s an article on drafting the perfect team this season, which would be really useful if you also invented a time machine.
Some Jets have been anonymously badmouthing Mark Sanchez to the press. Not a classy move, Jets players, even if you’re mostly right about your supermodel QB.
Finally, and speaking of classy, are you aware that Green Bay has the classiest bunch of beer-chugging, cheese-swilling football fans in existence? If a New Yorker is saying it, then it has to be true.
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