Jeff Hart: Wednesday Linkfest for January 25, 2012
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: January 25, 2012
Plenty of writers have cheekily implied that the Gillette Stadium scoreboard gaffe that threw off Billy Cundiff’s kicking preparation was the latest Machiavellian orchestration of the nefarious Hoodie. But, only one person actually involved with the Ravens organization has the courage to shout “conspiracy!” And, of course, he’s a kicking consultant. It won’t be long until a scene like this is playing out in some dark corner of Baltimore:
In Conference Championship loser news that doesn’t involve insidious plotting by the most evil franchise in sports, we have Jim Harbaugh’s refusal to talk about his feelings because they’re icky and gross. Maybe if you stopped showing so much emotion, coach, reporters would be less interested in the presumably bizarre chemical reactions that cause your outbursts (feelings).
Speaking of chemical reactions, here’s a frightening story on the “magic potion” NFL players inject without realizing the long-term damage it could be doing to their health. Legal or not, why are pain-masking agents allowed? Especially when they can cause joint destruction and internal bleeding. Shouldn’t anything that tampers with the body’s natural functions be considered a performance enhancer? Whatever it takes to put a product on the field, right Roger?
For you stat junkies out there, here’s an in-depth analysis of this year ‘s playoff DYAR ratings. For the laymen, that stands for Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement. I have no idea what that actually means, but maybe perusing charts and fine print will provide additional insight into the upcoming Super Rematch.
Personally, all the insight I need is contained in Eli Manning’s weird scrunchy face. Yes, as a matter of fact, he does practice those faces in the mirror.
Alright, so that last story was technically a joke. Is it really any more preposterous than that other Manning brother putting some serious burn on Jim Irsay and the Colts organization? I never thought I’d see the day.
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