Category Archives: Football

Vontae Davis – Quitter?

For the first time since his abrupt in-game retirement, former Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis speaks out about the moment he changed his life. “I went to…

Source: theundefeated.com

I get that Vontae Davis wanted to go out his own way.  The thing is, it’s not something you can take back.  By walking out on his team and fans, Vontae Davis ended his NFL career just like that.  What he may not know is what he will feel down the line.  Vontae Davis is "free" now, as Davis said.  Ten years, from now where will he be?  Will regrets sneak up on him for leaving so abruptly? 

 

As a former player, retiring from the NFL was bittersweet.  No more pain.  No more meetings.  No more stress. Also, no more checks.  No more camaraderie.  No more games.  It hits you later.  It hits you hard.  

 

Good luck to you, Vontae.

Mike Tomlin’s anti-celebration stance is surprising

Tomlin gave two reasons he doesn’t like celebrations, something his team does more than anyone.

Source: www.sbnation.com

I agree with Tomlin on this.  The celebrations are stupid.  They may not take away from the game for fans, but for the teams, they are ridiculous.  

 

These “celebrations” are choreographed.  The players don’t make them up on the spot anymore so they come off contrived.  They aren’t spontaneous so you know they practiced them sometime leading up to game day.  Didn’t they have better things to do during the prep week like film study?! 

 

My main beef is how juvenile the celebrations are.  Grown men, alleged gladiators of the modern era, acting like high school kids making the equivalent of on field memes.  

 

This is PRO football.  Professional athletes play pro football.  Yes, it is still a game but It’s become a joke.  The league deserves better from the players.  Act like pros.

Odell Beckham needs to grow up | NY Giants News

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tired.
That is how John Mara described feeling about the bombardment of questions that comes flying at him whenever Odell Beckham Jr

Source: nypost.com

Not much to say on this one but GROW UP!  Odell has the world at his fingertips but some bad decisions could derail his future.  We’ve all seen it before with someone as famous as him. There is a pattern of incidents that start, and he has had multiple incidents on the field and off.  I don’t think we need to worry about him shaving his head like Britney Spears did back in the day.  He is to in love with himself to do something like that.

Verizon scores huge new deal with NFL | NFL News

Verizon announces an extensive deal with the NFL that will allow it to stream all games across Verizon-owned media properties, like Yahoo, on mobile phones—and not just to Verizon customers.

Source: finance.yahoo.com

The NFL and Verizon agree to a monstrous deal, but will it make streaming online easier?  Will it only be available to Verizon customers?  Either way it is a big win for the NFL and Roger Goodell.  It’s to bad I am on another mobile carrier.