I'm sure a lot of us are in a fantasy league, so let's have some fun.
I drafted first overall in a 12-team snake draft.
QB: Tom Brady - NE
RB: LeSean McCoy - Phi
RB: Alfred Morris - Wsh
WR: Antonio Brown - Pit
WR: Percy Harvin - Sea
TE: Kyle Rudolph - Min
FLEX: Marques Colston - NO WR
D/ST: Denver Broncos
K: Robbie Gould - Chi (I thought about taking Nate Freese from the Lions for homer reasons, but this is less of a risk)
Nick Foles - Phi QB
Lamar Miller - Mia RB
DeAndre Hopkins - Hou WR
Steve Smith - Bal WR
Devonta Freeman - Atl RB
Jake Locker - Ten QB (I figured "why not?" that late in the draft, and if he does well enough I can try to trade him)
Travis Kelce - KC TE (I thought about taking Tyler Eifert from the Bengals, but I can't have TWO Notre Dame tight ends)
What do you guys got?
The Detroit News will no longer use the term 'Redskins' in its football coverage, "reflecting the growing view that the term is offensive to many Americans." No word on whether the paper will discontinue referring to the state of Oklahoma as such, considering it quite literally means 'red people' in Choctaw.
[Ed-S: Reinstating this thread, but we're gonna be moderating closely. Don't be an asshole no matter how much you think someone else is being an asshole rules in effect.]
Found an article outlining the demands of the NFL for the Host City of the LII Super Bowl in 2018.
The demands are amazing and would make even Dave Brandon recoil in horror (ok, maybe not.../s...or not /s)....so many demands with the terms of "no cost to the NFL" appearing 150 times in a 153 page document.
Some excerpts and highlights of the demands:
There's even a section outlining a "familiarization trip" for the NFL, its sponsors, broadcasters and other partners 16 months before the Super Bowl, and the host committee is responsible for "all travel expenses" for the 180 people on that three-day trip.
And the obligations set forth by the NFL from the city include many prudent ones dealing with security and operations, to somewhat ridiculous ones like bowling venues being offered at no charge, specific ATM machines that accept league-preferred debit and credit cards and team hotels televising the NFL Network a year before the game.
The Brand The Brand The Brand!
I'm not sure if this has been discussed before (and obviously please delete this thread if it has), but why does Chad Henne struggle so much in the NFL?
I just came across an article at Jaguars' blog Big Cat Country that ripped on him, talking about how easy it will be for Blake Bortles' to beat him out of the starting job:
The best case for Bortles' rookie season is for him to firmly establish himself as the starter over Henne in the preseason. It won't be hard to do.
I've been reading stuff like this for a long time now. People just rip him to shreds.
I mean, we know what he did here, but since he's been in the NFL everybody hates the guy's guts. Case in point, via Jaguars blog Big Cat Country:
Why do people act like Miami Dolphins Chad Henne never existed? He’s never been anything but below mediocre in the NFL. Even with talent.
I always thought Henne had the potential to be a franchise QB in the NFL. Can anyone who follows the NFL closely weigh in on this?