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March 13, Old Fantasy Football Commercials

March 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey guys,

Remember this old fantasy football commercial? It’s clearly fake, but still pretty awesome.

Hopefully the NFL stops being so greedy, and we can enjoy fantasy football like we do every year.

Check out these others too…

Happy Belated Birthday Steve McNair

February 21, 2011 3 comments

Steve McNair, born on Valentines Day 1973, would have been 38 this year. It is a shame his life had to end so abruptly, but he will be remembered for his play on the field, his toughness to play through injuries, the philanthropic efforts made, and unfortunately the bizzare nature of his demise.

McNair was drafted by the Houston Oilers with the third overall pick of the 1995 NFL draft. McNair played his collegiate career for Alcorn State, a traditionally African-American college. He was a Walter Payton Award recipient in 1994, a three time pro-bowler with the Titans, (’00, ’03, ’05) and a one time Co-MVP of the league with Colts quarterback Peyton Manning in 2003. McNair also led the Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV, where they fell just one yard short of tying the game and sending it into overtime. McNair also spent two seasons in Baltimore with the Ravens before ending his career in 2007.

When I think of McNair, this is the drive that comes to mind. McNair made one of the greatest escapes in the history of the game on the second to final play…. RIP Steve.

February 20, A look back at Charles Woodson

February 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Charles Woodson showing off his Vertical leap in his days as a Wolverine. Image courtesy of http://www.infoplease.com

Wolverines
Charles Woodson is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL right now, and will certainly be remembered as one of the greatest to ever play the game. If you watch the highlight above (1:09), it is clear that Woodson was simply playing on a different level than anyone else on the field. Simply put, he was a man amongst boys. It was Charles Woodson and the 1997 Wolverines that put Michigan on the map in my eyes as the team to root for in College Football. It marked the first National Championship for the Wolverines since 1948, making Woodson, Griese, and the rest of the team immortal in College Football history.

Woodson would go on to win the Heisman Trophy that 1997 season, making him only the third recipient of College Football’s highest individual honor in the history of Michigan Football. Woodson was the first defensive player to ever receive the award, and no defensive player has won it since. Following his dominant college career, Woodson entered the draft and was selected fourth overall in 1998 by the Oakland Raiders, following the likes of Peyton Manning, Ryan Leaf, and Andre Wadsworth.

Raiders
Woodson’s career in Oakland was memorable, and he played well from day one. Some of the most notable accomplishments for Woodson and the Raiders of this era were the AFC Championship game of 2002 against the would be Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, and the Super Bowl appearance they made the following season when they were beat handily by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The AFC Championship is of course remembered for the tremendous snow, and the “Tuck Rule.” Who else would knock the ball loose than Charles Woodson, a master of the blitz. The call of course was incredibly controversial, and don’t bring it up to Woodson because he takes that call very seriously (Maybe not as much now that he has his ring.)

Packers
Woodson’s career would then move to Green Bay in 2006, at a time when not many people around the league thought he had much more to offer. Woodson proved his doubters wrong, and continues to do so with his spectacular play on the field. Although he was a great player at every level, and with every team he played for, he lacked the leadership qualities you look for in a player of his caliber. This would change in Green Bay, where he is now the heart and soul of that defense, and the team in general. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2009, and led his teammates to the Super Bowl the following season, where the Packers took down the Steelers 31-25.

Congratulations to Charles Woodson, my brother (Huge Packers fan,) and the rest of the Green Bay Packers on their big win.