Friday at 4:30pm the NFL channel is featuring Cato and his team in DC. Thought this might be DVR worthy for a few on the board.
Also, a recent documentary of Barry Sanders' career was aired on the channel as well. Apparently it answers a lot of the questions about his abrupt retirement. It will re-air at 10pm on Saturday.
Roger Goodell recently discussed the possibility of eliminating kickoffs with the head of the NFL's competition committee. Even more interestingly, they talked about Greg Schiano's suggestion that a team that scores should have, after its extra point try, essentially a 4th and 15 at their own 30 yard line, from which they can either punt or try to win another possession by getting the 15 yards.
I like Schiano's idea because it would add to the excitement of the game by allowing for more comebacks. I also think that organized football faces an enormous threat to its existence as we know it because of the research that is coming out about concussions, so something has to be done, and it might as well be a fun something. What do you say?
EDIT: Further info: There were 270 reported concussions in the NFL in 2010, 35 of which were on kickoffs. There were 266 reported concussions in the NFL in 2011, 20 of which were on kickoffs. The drop in concussions on kickoffs coincided with the move of the kickoff line from the 30 to the 35, which increased touchbacks.
It always seems like coaching changes are really ugly - sneaking out without telling anyone, shredding documents, stealing recruits...
But my question is - Why does it seem like they never tell the school and then finish the Bowl game. Can't they just coach that one last game and then go? Makes no sense to me.
So last year for the Sugar Bowl, some New Orleans natives and regulars gave us great advice about places to eat, things to see, and places to stay. Those tips were incredibly useful. I was wondering if some Tampa natives or regulars could give us some advice on things to see, places to eat, places to stay, etc.
Most importantly, can anyone tell us where to spend NYE? We've heard that Channelside can be decent, and then there's Ybor City as well as South Howard/Hyde Park.
What is public transportation like around the city? There's a trolley that runs supposedly. Anyone know how convenient it is and how late it runs?
What are the taxis like? Is it cheap to go from Ybor City to South Howard? Are they plentiful? (for example Purdue and Indiana University LACK CABS)
What is the tailgate scene like before the game at Raymond James? Are there specific lots we should buy a tailgate pass for?
Thanks in advance for all of your tips. Pretty sure there wasn't a thread dedicated to this, hope I'm not wrong.