I’ve long said Monte Kiffin is the smartest coach in the NFL. Above and beyond his amazing defensive coordinating skills he has made it known that he is not interested in a head coaching job. How smart is that!
2) Jim Marshall. Jim Marshall was long before my time, but he was a terrific defensive end for the Vikings from 1961-1979. Marshall is 23rd in the NFL in fumbles recovered, according to ESPN, and he’s fourth in the NFL for number of games started (282). Marshall was also a two-time Pro Bowl selection and a Hall of Fame finalist in 2004. And according to Wikipedia, Jim Marshall’s number 70 is one of only six numbers to be retired by the Vikings franchise (Carter’s 80 is also retired).
The San Diego Chargers finished 13-3 last year, yet there are warning symptoms that this squad is ready to go down. To start the year, the squad will be devoid of their best offensive tackle and best wide receiver. The AFC West is getting better and San Diego might be the squad that surprises everyone with a serious fall.
Most of our meat police agree one serving of red meat is the size of a pack of playing cards. No more than one serving a day is recommended. Fred Flintstone, most wrestlers and pro football players would agree this amounts to a mere piddling amount.
My dad and Dan Edson (one of my buddies, and my former American Legion coach) had the same thought process as me. No matter what, you take the playoff berth. You know why? The playoffs are a complete different season. Anything can happen in the playoffs. I realize that these things are rare, but you never know. In 2005 my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers made it into the playoffs as a six seed. They took down the number 1, 2, and 3 seeds from the AFC on their way to defeating the Seattle Seahawks in superbowl XL.
3) Barry Bonds beating Hank Aaron’ s career home run record. I was desperately hoping that Barry would somehow not break Hammerin Hanks record. But it was inevitable. I remember being a 13 year old girl, watching the nightly news report to see if Henry Aaron had beaten the record. It was such a huge deal, with Aaron being on countless TV shows and endorsing products. While Barry Bonds reaching the 756 mark will go down in history, it was not a very exciting moment for most. But it did bring back memories of my summer of 1974. No one can deny that Henry Aaron is a man of class, and he even demonstrated it by congratulating Barry Bonds when he reached the magic milestone.
Give him his own space. A mistake many women make when they meet the guy of their dreams is to smother him thinking that if they don’t, they’re just going to lose him. A guy needs his own time and space.
Good things keep on happening to Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. It really seems that at 12-3 for the season, the Saints are getting their team back in optimal conditions to really give the Green Bay Packers and the other strong contenders a good fight for the Super Bowl title. This team knows exactly what it takes to win the national title when nobody believes in their squad. For many years, for a matter of fact, a couple decades, rival fans would call them the New Orleans Ain’ts. Now it seems that there ain’t no defense capable of slowing down the franchise quarterback Drew Brees when he is on a good day. And a brilliant day he had against the nfl 2014 tickets. Not only did he finished the night with 23 of 39 passing for 307 yards and 4 touchdown passes.
13. Seattle Seahawks (1-1) (Previous rank: 10): In the battle of the birds, the Cardinals flew higher than the Seahawks, winning by a three point margin. Seattle did battle back from a 17-0 deficit, which says something. Still, in the end, they fumbled away their chances at victory. This loss is going to sting for a while.
After Sunday’s games there will only be one more week of football. No matter what happens, it looks to be an exciting Super Bowl. I think it will be an all-Pennsylvania battle between the Steelers and Eagles, but we will have to wait and see.
And, buying simply takes a couple of minutes. I competed Jon this week inside our fantasy football league. Buffalo wings are not really no dishes so please on that particular plate.