Jeff Hart: Thursday Linkfest for October 13, 2011
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: October 13, 2011
Before I begin today’s Linkfest, I’d like us to all bow our heads for a moment and say “Tebow.” The most popular QB in football once again provides us with bountiful link material. First, there’s this article on how injured Broncos WRs are healing up just in time for Tebow’s debut (I’m sure it has nothing to do with Tebow laying hands on them).
Then, The Football Girl herself weighs in with the help of her Twitter followers, trying to put a value on Tebow’s fantasy potential. Even if he’s just going to ride the fantasy pine behind an actually talented QB, can you really quantify the value of owning the chosen one?
Lastly, Tebow is under consideration for the role of John McClane’s son in the upcoming 5th installment of the Die Hard franchise. Yippy-ki-yay, heathen meanies.
Now, news about someone that wishes they could still generate Tebow-level interest. Chad Ochocinco made his triumphant return to Twitter yesterday, reassuring a rapt nation that he didn’t leave because of Tedy Bruschi or The Hoodie, but because he lost a bet on Madden.
An agitated Michael Vick responded to Peter King’s observation that the Eagles are “dumb and sloppy” with the classic rejoinder that people who have never played football shouldn’t make comments. Does anyone else feel like Vick is just a few more losses and pointed questions away from going completely off the rails? There goes Roger Goodell’s micromanaged comeback story. Here’s video:
Taking a page out of Vick’s “journalists aren’t jocks” deflection playbook, Donavon McNabb wishes everyone would stop talking about his mechanics. You’re 34 years old and coaches want to improve your fundamentals. What else should we be talking about?
Meanwhile, retired Bear Tom Waddle argued yesterday that there’s no place in the league for current Bear Brandon Meriweather. It’s okay for him to say that because he used to play football! He’s got qualifications!
Lastly, here’s an interesting take on the sad story of Marcus Benard. It’s a thoughtful piece, a welcome change of pace from the echo chamber of talking heads shouting about how athletes deserve to be punished for riding motorcycles.
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