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Robert Griffin III Goes Under Knife

January 10, 2013 By: Katchop Category: NFL

RGIIIKnee had to undergo a complete reconstruction of his knee.

RG3 has a new parking spot at FedEx Field.

RG3 has a new parking spot at FedEx Field.

From The Washington Post

No one knows for sure when Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will play again. And it’s unclear whether Griffin, after the second reconstructive surgery on his right knee in four years, will regain the unique form that made him an NFL star. But this much is certain: Whenever Griffin returns to the football field, he’ll have to change his approach in order to stay on it.

The team’s most important player must show as much maturity in games as he does while commanding the interview room.

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Packers Defense Looks Strong

January 08, 2013 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Packers will be counting on Clay Mathews this weekend.

Clay Mathews will need to play like The Hulk against San Francisco.

Clay Mathews will need to play like The Hulk against San Francisco.

From Yahoo Sports

Clay Matthews only played 12 games this season and wound up with 13 sacks. He recorded a sack in eight of those 12 games, although he injured himself in the Cardinals game and saw limited action.

If Green Bay is going to stop San Francisco, he and fellow outside linebacker Erik Walden are going to have to play their best, which is to say, play the way they’ve been playing.

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Bucs Thinking Playoffs

December 02, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look playoff worthy.

Dallas Clark defies his age.

Dallas Clark defies his age.

From SI.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are starting to look and talk like a legitimate playoff contender.

The Bucs had to work a little extra to keep their playoff surge alive Sunday. Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime to cap the Buccaneers’ 27-21 comeback win over the Carolina Panthers .

It was Freeman’s third touchdown pass of the game for the Bucs (6-4), who have won five of their last six to pull into playoff contention.

Original Photo Yahoo.com

RGIII Is The King Of Fantasy Football

November 19, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

He just continues to pile up points.

Robert Griffin is the King of Fantasy Football.

Robert Griffin is the King of Fantasy Football.

From CBS Sports

I’m tired of talking about Robert,” said Santana Moss, who leaped between two defenders and fought his way into the end zone for the 61-yard score in the third quarter. “Nothing’s going to change; Robert’s going to go out there and be special. That’s the gift that he has, he’s a special guy. He brings that kind of ‘specialness.’ I don’t know if that’s a word, but he brings it to our offense.

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Can Brandon Marshall Be Stopped?

November 06, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Brandon Marshall of the Chicago Bears is having a pretty good year.

Brandon Marshall had 3 touchdowns against the Titans last week.

Brandon Marshall had 3 touchdowns against the Titans last week.

From The Chicago Tribune

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall produced more in eight games than the club got all last season at the wide receiver position.

His 59 receptions for 797 yards and seven touchdowns are more than any Bears receiver totaled last season. But Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips sounds like a man driven to contain Marshall Sunday night when the 7-1 teams meet at Soldier Field.

“We (will) double cover him every play,” Phillips said today in his press conference in Houston. “That’s our plan. We’re going to double cover him every play, so see what happens.

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Redskins Throwbacks Or Throw Ups?

November 02, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The throwback helmets worn by The Washington Redskins looked weird.

Robert Griffin III probably won't look like a throwback player.

Robert Griffin III probably won't look like a throwback player.

From Bleacher Report

Unveiled earlier this year, the Washington Redskins will finally wear their 80th anniversary throwback uniforms in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers.

The uniforms are designed as a modernization of the team’s 1937 uniforms, which was the year the Redskins moved from Boston to Washington, D.C.

Original Photos wikimedia, urbannewsroom

Will DeMarco Murray’s Foot Ever Be Better?

October 28, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

DeMarco Murray has been missing from the Dallas Cowboys for weeks.

DeMarco Murray HAS NOT signed an endorsement deal with Dr Scholls.

DeMarco Murray HAS NOT signed an endorsement deal with Dr Scholls.

From DallasNews.com

The Cowboys owner, in the wake of his team’s 19-yard rushing total against the Giants, said he was “encouraged” about the possibility of Murray’s return.

Murray, the Cowboys top running back who has missed the last two games with a ligament-damaged sprained left foot, had not been cleared to return to practice Monday.

“We’ll just have to see,” coach Jason Garrett said at his daily news conference when asked about Murray’s status. “It seems like he’s moving around a little bit better.

“Again, that’s an injury you have to be patient with,” Garrett said. “We don’t want to rush him back then take any backward steps. We’ll see how he is day by day this week.

Original Photos tekscan.com

CJ Spiller Is Superman

October 11, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

CJ Spiller of the Buffalo Bills has played like a superhero.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's CJ Spiller.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's CJ Spiller.

From IBTimes

The former first-rounder out of Clemson University has only been seen in flashes, and perhaps less than Bills fans would like to see after the production he put up in Jackson’s absence. His speed and catching ability out of the backfield make him a threat to score from anywhere on the field. He is one of the fastest players on this Bills roster, and give his young age, 25,  he is still in the prime of his career as a running back.

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Is Julio Jones The Next Great One?

September 28, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Sure looks like it.

Julio Jones plays big.

Julio Jones plays big.

From Yahoo

If you’re going to be a marquee wide receiver in the National Football League, you need an ego big enough to blanket the field. Seriously, no happy-to-be-here, just-part-of-the-team nonsense allowed. You’re the accelerator in a six-figure sports car, not the cupholder. And right from the opening bell of 2012, Jones warmed to the role. When Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver asked Jones how defenses would play him and the rest of the Falcons, he had a classic answer:

“You know what I would do? Just pack up my stuff and go home,” Jones laughed. “I mean, who are you gonna double? Tony? Roddy? Me? That’s six people. What are you gonna do?”

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RG3 Off To Fast Start

September 14, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Really fast.

RG3 runs like Road Runner.

RG3 runs like Road Runner.

From ESPN

Let’s not get carried away here,” Washington coach Mike Shanahan warned us all. “It’s only one game.”

No, let’s do get carried away! A kid like this comes along every other pyramid.

He’s bright, charming, humble, fast, likable and, like any good superhero, afraid of nothing. He threw a chop block on Saints safety Roman Harper on Sunday and then hopped up in Harper’s face, ready to stand his ground, when Harper took offense.

He’s younger than pants many of you are wearing — the first QB born in the 1990s to start an NFL game — and yet he leads the NFL in passing.

Original Photos ESPN, dragoart

Partnering With Tarnation Sports

August 08, 2012 By: Katchop Category: MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Other

Just wanted to let everyone know that we’ve officially partnered with TarnationSports.com and have started to design T Shirts for them!  They use high quality American Apparel shirts. They screen print the designs. They basically just do everything the right way, and it shows in the final product.

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Here is our tribute to Patrick Ewing, available on shirts now at TarnationSports.com.

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We’ll also be rampping up the activity here at Katchop as well, so there is some fun on the horizon.

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Here is another example of the type of stuff we're trying to do over at TarnationSports.com

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All of the shirts available at Tarnation Sports were designed by me, and any feedback you might have is appreciated!

Alternate Logo: Detroit Lions

April 03, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Detroit Lions have recently seen their players get arrested for marijuana possession a total of three times.

The Detroit Lions might want to speak with Nike about altering their logo.

The Detroit Lions might want to speak with Nike about altering their logo.

From ABC News

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested Tuesday in Alabama on a charge of possessing marijuana, authorities said.

His arrest comes after Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was caught chewing marijuana during a traffic stop March 12 in southwestern Michigan. A police report said Leshoure was a passenger in a car stopped on Interstate 94 in Lake Township. The officer reported seeing him chewing marijuana and noticed small pieces on his shirt.

Original Photos wikimedia, willybanjo

Jets After Tebow

March 21, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Peyton Manning as a Bronco means Tim Tebow could wind up as a NY Jet.

Tebow on the NY Jets?

Tebow on the NY Jets?

From The NY Times

Tebow appeals to the Jets because of his familiarity with the Wildcat, the formation popularized in Miami by their new offensive coordinator, Tony Sparano, and adored by Coach Rex Ryan. Sparano favors a run-oriented offense, and Tebow could emerge as a complementary piece, creating more opportunities for Sanchez to maximize one of his strengths, the play-action.

The most appealing destinations for Tebow presumably would be teams with unstable quarterback situations, giving him a chance to start — or at least compete for a job. Jacksonville and Miami qualify. The Jets do not, having recently guaranteed $20.5 million to Sanchez in a new five-year contract that established him as their franchise quarterback.

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Manning Teasing Miami?

March 14, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Miami Dolphins are waiting to see what Peyton Manning is thinking.

Peyton Manning thinks the color of a Dolphins jersey might clash with his eyes.

Peyton Manning thinks the color of a Dolphins jersey might clash with his eyes.

From The Miami Herald

So what now?

Here’s what: Miami is shopping for a star quarterback without a No.1 receiver, and relying on an unlikely favorable decision by Manning to rescue the Dolphins from themselves.

That the entire perception and immediate future of the Dolphins hinges on Manning’s decision became ever more the truth Tuesday as Miami unexpectedly made a Chicago Bear of Marshall in exchange for a pair of third-round draft picks.

Miami trading away its best receiver as it tries to reel in its prized superstar quarterback is a little like giving away your bait as you go deep-sea fishing.

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Denver Shmenver, Manning Visits Cards

March 11, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Peyton Manning continued his tour by visiting the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Peyton Manning thinks he might look even better in an Arizona Cardinals jersey.

Peyton Manning thinks he might look even better in an Arizona Cardinals jersey.

From The Washington Post

Peyton Manning spent nearly 6½ hours at the Arizona Cardinals’ headquarters and training facility on Sunday in meetings designed to lure the superstar to the desert.

The session followed a meeting of nearly six hours Manning had at the Broncos’ facility in Denver on Friday night. The two sessions were evidence that, for the time being at least, Arizona and Denver appear to be the top two contenders.

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Manning Leaning Towards Denver?

March 10, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Peyton Manning might actualy wind up a Denver Bronco.

Peyton Manning might look spiffy wearing a Denver Bronco jersey.

Peyton Manning might look spiffy wearing a Denver Bronco jersey.

From The Denver Post

The visit was productive,” a Broncos source said. “The team is hopeful and encouraged by the time spent” with Manning. Still, John Elway knows from all those millions he made in the car dealer business that once the customer leaves the showroom, the chances of closing the deal drop significantly.

Then again, there’s no sense for the Broncos to drop their daubers. The Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks are trying to get in the Manning sweepstakes, and he hasn’t visited them. As long as there’s a chance to acquire a player of Manning’s caliber, there is reason for optimism. Even though he missed the entire 2011 season because of neck surgeries, Manning has 399 career touchdown passes, 11 Pro Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl title ring.

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Elite Eli

February 06, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Eli Manning may have finally put the ‘elite’ debate to rest.

The Book Of Eli is a movie about Eli Manning destroying New England.

The Book Of Eli is a movie about Eli Manning destroying New England.

From Daily Comet

Back in August, back before the season began, Eli Manning was asked whether he considered himself an “elite” quarterback a la Tom Brady.

Manning replied simply that he belonged “in that class.” He was questioned and criticized for that, and — shocking, right? — it all became quite a big deal in New York.

Hard to imagine anyone arguing about his status now.

Perfect at the beginning, cool and calm on a closing drive to the go-ahead touchdown, Manning won his second NFL championship in a four-year span — and second Super Bowl MVP award, too — for steering the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

Original Photos impawards, ongo, hesaidshesaid

Giants Win Super Bowl XLVI

February 06, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The New York Giants are Super Bowl Champions. Again.

The New York Giants are Super Bowl Champions.

The New York Giants are Super Bowl Champions.

From The NY Daily News

Giants fans partied like champions Sunday night as Big Blue beat the hated New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI, an encore to their 2008 championship victory over Tom Brady and Co.

From the seats of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy to the streets of New York City, the Giants faithful were delirious.

“This is unbelievable,” said Victor Gonzalez, 30, who traveled to Indy to see his beloved Giants pull off the nail-biter win.

“It’s all worth it. All the heartache. Everything. I’m on top of the world right now. I never want this moment to end.”

Mario Capestany, 33, a travel coordinator from the Bronx, also danced in the streets of Indy after

Brady choked in the final minute of the game.

“I came to see Brady get stomped and this was unbelievable!” Capestany said. “Pop the champagne. We are world champions.”


Original Photos wikimedia, obtuseobserver

Patriots Ready?

February 04, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Bill Belichick says the Patriots are ready for the Super Bowl, but some in the media do not agree.

Bill Belichick will use demonic mind control on his players if necessary.

Bill Belichick will use demonic mind control on his players if necessary.

From CBS Sports

How could Julian Edelman be his nickel cornerback in the Super Bowl?

Nothing against Edelman. If I’m ranking the players in the Super Bowl, sort of like Prisco did earlier this week but with a different scale — ranking them not in terms of ability, but in terms of admirability — Edelman would be in my top 10. The guy is about 5-feet-9, weighs a buck-nothing and is playing a position for the first time since he was 12 years old. That’s impressive. That’s admirable.

That’s stupid.

How does this happen to the Patriots? That’s what I need to know, even more than I need to know the answer to another question, which is: How much will Eli Manning punish Julian Edelman on Sunday?

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Eli Leads Giants

January 23, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Eli Manning and the New York Giants will face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.  Again.

Eli Manning is headed to Super Bowl XLVI.

Eli Manning is headed to Super Bowl XLVI.

From The Fith Down

You might remember that Brett Favre was the leader in consecutive starts. And then that Peyton Manning took over that title.

But you may not know that Eli Manning is the new leader among active players, at 119 games. Yes, he’s the N.F.L.’s iron man.

And his durability was on display against a ferocious Niners defense on Sunday. He was sacked six times and hit many more. In some instances, he was simply mangled.

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Eli Owns Packers

January 16, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Eli Manning and the New York Giants defeated the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Eli Manning owns the Green Bay Packers.

Eli Manning owns the Green Bay Packers.

From ABC News

For the second time in four years, the Giants strutted away from Green Bay with a playoff victory, shocking the reigning Super Bowl champions 37-20 in the divisional round Sunday.

Now they’re headed to the NFC Championship game in San Francisco next Sunday, bursting with confidence that they can win another road game and get back to the Super Bowl.

“This team knows how to win on the road,” defensive end Justin Tuck said. “It seems like right now, it’s our time.”

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Tebow Stuns Steelers

January 09, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to another miracle victory.

Praise Tebow!

Praise Tebow!

From The NY Times

Tim Tebow, whose stature as a football and social phenomenon was built on the foundation of fourth-quarter comebacks, completed a 20-yard pass that Demaryius Thomas turned into an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime Sunday, giving the Denver Broncos a 29-23 upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their A.F.C. wild-card game.

Original Photos Yahoo, deviantart

Jets Crash, Holmes Acts Like Baby

January 02, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The New York Jets looked pretty bad while their season was ending.

Santonio Holmes acted like a baby according to some NY Jets.

Santonio Holmes acted like a baby according to some NY Jets.

From The Jet Press

Some teammates reportedly called Holmes a cancer to the team that quit weeks ago. They also compared his behavior to that of a 10 year old child.

LaDainian Tomlinson, for one, was not afraid to speak his mind.

“Let me just say there were some guys in the huddle that were unhappy with Tone’s demeanor,” running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. “When you have a group of guys that’s fighting their butts off, and one guy, for whatever reason, their demeanor’s not with them, you’re going to get some guys to say something to him and tell them how they feel. That’s what you got today.”

Original Photos nydailynews, rulehibernia

Alternate Logo: Jets Get Loud

December 21, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Rex Ryan likes to talk about the NY Jets.

The NY Jets may need a new logo if they flop against the Giants this weekend.

The NY Jets may need a new logo if they flop against the Giants this weekend.

From ESPN NY

After boasting for the second straight day his team is better than the New York Giants, Ryan acknowledged Tuesday that he’s going to get hammered by critics if the Jets fall short to the Giants on Saturday in the Battle of New York at MetLife Stadium.

“I feel like I have to win this game because I put it out there, I want to be the better team in our city, there’s no doubt,” Ryan said, adding that if they lose, “it’s going to fall on one person, and that’s the way it should be. It’s coming right on top of me, and that’s fine. And when we win, it’ll be about the Jets.”

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NFL Fears Hurd Fallout

December 17, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd allegedly may have sold drugs to other NFL players.

Sam Hurd liked to play with kilos of cocaine, until he was caught.

Sam Hurd liked to play with kilos of cocaine, until he was caught.

From The Chiacgo Sun Times

What if Sam Hurd had been supplying his Bears teammates with cocaine and marijuana? What if the five to 10 kilograms of coke and the 1,000 pounds of weed he allegedly wanted to purchase per week were also for his former Cowboys teammates and for pro players who make Dallas and Chicago their offseason homes?

What if Hurd was the Unofficial Drug Dealer of the NFL?

Then, friends, the Bears have a problem that will make Tank Johnson’s past criminal troubles look like a 911 call for a cat stuck in a tree.

It doesn’t take much of an imagination to get to a very uncomfortable place with Hurd and the Bears. They waived the receiver Friday, two days after his arrest on federal drug conspiracy charges. According to the criminal complaint against him, Hurd told an undercover agent that he and a partner already were selling about four kilograms of cocaine a week but needed more. The amount of cocaine and pot he wanted to buy weekly was worth about $700,000.

Original Photos Bloomberg, insidesocal

Khan Set To Take Over Jaguars

December 07, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Shahid Khan is on the verge of becoming the new owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Shahid Khan's purchase of the Jacksonville Jaguars is almost enough to overshadow his mustache. Almost.

Shahid Khan's purchase of the Jacksonville Jaguars is almost enough to overshadow his mustache. Almost.

From USA Today

Asked whether the team would remain in Jacksonville, the Illinois businessman said he couldn’t comment until the deal was approved — then offered a hint of what the answer would be.

“Hopefully the vote goes the way we’re expecting; I’ll be happy to elaborate on that, and (fans) will not be disappointed,” Khan said after meeting with the 10 owners on the committee at league headquarters.

Wayne Weaver announced last Tuesday that he had agreed to sell the franchise to Khan for a reported $760 million. The owners will vote Dec. 14 in Dallas.

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Tebow, Tebow, Tebow!

November 23, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Denver Broncos’ chief of football operations John Elway is not a big believer in Tim Tebow.

John Elway does not have faith in Tim Tebow's arm.

John Elway does not have faith in Tim Tebow's arm.

From ESPN

Tim Tebow on Tuesday told “ESPN First Take” that he doesn’t pay attention to the lukewarm support from Denver Broncos chief of football operations John Elway and instead focuses on trying to get better as a quarterback.

Elway answered “no” on Monday when asked on his weekly radio show on 102.3 FM The Ticket in Denver if the Broncos were “any closer to feeling if you have your quarterback on this team?”

Original Photo yahoo

Cam Newton Is A Machine

November 05, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Carolina Panthers are very happy with Cam Newton.

Cam Newton might actually be a machine.

Cam Newton might actually be a machine.

From National Football Post

What isn’t questionable is the impact the ex-Auburn star has had on the Carolina Panthers (2-5).  With seven games under his belt, Newton has surpassed all expectations by breaking records and leading an offense, which is ranked No. 5 in the NFL after experiencing a season of finishing near the bottom in several major categories.

Despite a losing record, Newton has brought hope and excitement to Carolina.  He believes he could have played better in spite his excellent numbers.  Moreover, he doesn’t take the credit for being fourth in passing yards (2,103) and second in rushing touchdowns (7) in the NFL.

He didn’t take credit for last week’s victory over the Washington Redskins, either.

Newton couldn’t do anything wrong against the Redskins.  After throwing three interceptions against the Atlanta Falcons two weeks ago, Newton didn’t have a turnover and completed 18 of 23 passes for 256 yards and a 127.5 passer rating.  He finished with a 127.5 passer rating and rushed for 59 yards on 10 carries.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera gave Newton the game ball for that performance.  But Newton decided to give the ball to the offensive line.

Original Photos Yahoo, teenymanolo

Hillis Stays A Brown

October 19, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Carson Palmer is a Raider but Peyton Hillis is still a Brown.

Peyton Hillis says he loves being a Brown, but he's played like he actually loves pink.

Peyton Hillis says he loves being a Brown, but he's played like he actually loves pink.

From Cleveland.com

The NFL trading deadline came and went without the Browns trading running back Peyton Hillis. Just as they said would happen.

But the hours leading up to the deadline extended the drama that has become Hillis’ second season with the Browns. Early in the afternoon, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported the Browns “could be persuaded” to deal Hillis. Later Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer tweeted that the Browns have received “some inquiries” about Hillis, but told teams they weren’t interested.

Original Photo yahoo

Eagles Playing Like Doo Doo

October 08, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Dream Team my ass.

That whole Dream Team thing has not worked out so well for the Philadelphia Eagles, who's fans now call them the Scream Team.

That whole Dream Team thing has not worked out so well for the Philadelphia Eagles, who's fans now call them the Scream Team.

From NFL.com

Social activist Elliott Larsen once said, “Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.” And every Eagles fan woke up angry Monday morning — angry that their team gave up 21 unanswered points to lose to the 49ers; angry that their team is now 1-3 and in last place of the NFC East; and most of all angry that their team is not a “Dream Team.” Even Michael Vick proclaimed when asked how he felt after the game, “I’m frustrated.”

In fairness to the Eagles, this whole dream team nonsense was placed on them by their backup quarterback, Vince Young, not a player who actually plays. But the nickname stuck, in part because it was embraced by the Eagles organization. Could you imagine a new player signing with the Patriots, then proclaiming them the dream team? He might get cut the next day.

Original Photos wikimedia, phillyist

Big Arm Brady

October 01, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots has done a lot of passing this season.

Tom Brady has used his big arm for the Patriots all season.

Tom Brady has used his big arm for the Patriots all season.

From Forbes

Memo to defensive coordinators everywhere: Forget what you’ve been led to believe. Tom Brady is human after all.

It certainly didn’t seem that way through the first two games of the season, when Brady put up numbers so stunning they almost looked cartoonish. He was on a pace to throw for nearly 8,000 yards in a league where no one has reached 6,000, and was hitting receivers in the end zone at a clip that even Brett Favre would admire.

That didn’t change much on Sunday in Buffalo, where Brady threw for four touchdowns – giving him 11 in three games – and 387 yards. What did change was he threw four passes into the arms of guys he wasn’t aiming for, matching in just one game his total for all of last season.

Original Photo yahoo

Stafford Leads Lions

September 26, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions are 3-0.

The Detroit Lions' Mathew Stafford has an arm that works like a machine.

The Detroit Lions' Mathew Stafford has an arm that works like a machine.

From The Arizona Daily Star

So far this season Stafford has been brilliant, throwing for 977 yards and nine touchdowns against just two interceptions through three games in leading the perennially hapless Lions to their first 3-0 start since 1980.

Stafford still has to prove he can play a full 16-game schedule, but it’s safe to say that he’s entered the realm of elite fantasy quarterbacks, especially when receiver Calvin Johnson is catching balls. Johnson has hauled in six of Stafford’s nine TD passes, and the two are becoming the best QB-receiver duo in the league.

Original Photos Yahoo lqsgroup

Eli Looks For Identity

September 15, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Eli Manning and the New York Giants seem adrift.

Eli Manning is looking for a new identity, but unfortunately Captain America is already taken.

Eli Manning is looking for a new identity, but unfortunately Captain America is already taken.

From NJ.com

We got to figure out what our identity is going to be,” said Manning, who completed 18 of 32 passes for 268 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception while also rushing for a score. “That could change each year. You got to see what we’re doing well, what’s working and what’s not working as well and figure out exactly what’s going to be our style.”Patience is not something the Giants can afford, even this early in the season.

Head coach Tom Coughlin was frustrated by the lack of execution on offense, which was 1 of 10 on third down and could not accumulate possessions in the second half resembling the eight-play, 85-yard drive in the second quarter that gave the Giants a 14-7 lead.

And with each week precious in the NFL, Coughlin wanted his offense to quickly discover that identity Manning said it needs.

Original Photos Yahoo, leatherlollipop

Vegas Hates The Colts Without Manning

September 09, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Las Vegas oddsmakers do not like the Indianapolis Colts without Peyton Manning.

Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts shares a laugh with Kerry Collins.

Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts shares a laugh with Kerry Collins.

From Bloomberg

There is no doubt he is the most important player to his team as far as affecting the odds,” said Jeff Sherman, the assistant manager at the Las Vegas Hilton’s sports book.

The Hilton moved the Colts’ Super Bowl odds to 25-1 from 15-1 because of Manning’s injury. The Colts are 9-point underdogs against the Houston Texans in their season-opener Sept. 11, a game that started with an even spread at the Hilton.

Since Manning became their quarterback in 1998, the Colts have won 10 or more games 11 of 13 seasons and won the Super Bowl in 2007.

“Peyton Manning is the only player in the NFL that would affect his team’s odds by more than a touchdown,” RJ Bell, founder and chief executive of Las Vegas-based handicapping information website Pregame.com, said in an e-mail.

Original Photos baynews9, johnmonty

Haley Gets Burned

September 05, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Things didn’t go as planned when Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Todd Haley played his starters into the 4th quarter of the final preseason game.

Matt Cassel cracked rib.. Tony Moeaki out for the season.. the mind of Todd Haley continues to be one of the most unpredictable forces in nature.

Matt Cassel cracked rib.. Tony Moeaki out for the season.. the mind of Todd Haley continues to be one of the most unpredictable forces in nature.

From kansascity.com

Haley hasn’t been available to answer questions about Cassel’s status since immediately after the Green Bay game. At that time, he said, “He wanted to go back in. I thought the prudent thing was to be smart there.

“Unfortuntately, he got dinged up a little bit. I’m not overly concerned.”

The Chiefs lost tight end Tony Moeaki for the season because of a left knee injury in the loss to the Packers. Moeaki was also injured in the second quarter.

Normally, starters are removed from a team’s fourth and final preseason game by the end of the first quarter to protect them from injury. As a comparison, the Packers pulled their starters after each team had one possession Friday night.

Original Photo sulekha

Vick Gets Paid

August 30, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Michael Vick signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles for 100 million dollars.

Michael Vick slips out the back door of the Philadelphia Eagles' offices after signing his 100 million dollar contract.

Michael Vick slips out the back door of the Philadelphia Eagles' offices after signing his 100 million dollar contract.

From Forbes

But is Michael Vick worth $100 million?

He has started five playoff games in his career and won only two (the last win coming after the 2004 season). Compare that to Brady and Manning who have won 23 playoff games combined along with four Super Bowls. Vick’s career QB rating is 80.2 just behind such immortals as Ken O’Brien and Jeff George.

QB rating does not take into account running ability which is one of Vick’s strongest attributes, but Vick is 31-years-old and his legs are bound to slow down as he ages. Look at Randall Cunningham who Vick is often compared to and is second behind Vick in career rushing yards per game among quarterbacks. Cunningham averaged 42 yards a game rushing before his 30th birthday and less than 15 rushing yards per game in the 65 games after he turned 30.

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Tebow Gets Thrown Under The Bus

August 23, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

An anonymous Broncos’ executive said some mean stuff about Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow wasn't literally thrown under a bus by the Denver Broncos, he just feels like he was.

Tim Tebow wasn't literally thrown under a bus by the Denver Broncos, he just feels like he was.

From Yahoo Sports

If you’re wondering about the plight of that other inexperienced passer on the Broncos’ roster – how far and fast he has fallen in the eyes of his bosses – consider that at least some people in the organization believe that Tim Tebow is the fourth-best quarterback on the roster.

As one highly knowledgeable member of the organization told me Monday, “If everything was totally equal, and this were a competition based only on performance at this camp, Tebow would probably be the fourth-string guy. Kyle [Orton] is far and away the best, and Tebow’s way behind [Brady] Quinn, too. And I’m telling you, Adam Weber is flat-out better right now.”

Original Photos zimbio, msnbc

Vick Feels Pressure

August 19, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Michael Vick threw 3 interceptions for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick played like Michael Pick last night.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick played like Michael Pick last night.

From Yahoo Sports

After telling GQ magazine that he didn’t want to come to Philadelphia to be a third-string quarterback following his release from federal prison two years ago, Vick clarified his remarks late Thursday after he threw three interceptions in a 24-14 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“I wanted to be with (coach Andy Reid),” Vick said. “I knew that I was going to have to sit, but I knew it was going to pay great dividends for me. I couldn’t see it at the time, but that goes to show how much I know because of how things worked out. I’m glad to be an Eagle and hopefully I will be for a long time.”

Original Photo FansEdge

Best Sports Commercials

August 17, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Daily Meal has a list of the greatest commercials starring athletes.

Hard to believe Tom Brady and his Summer's Eve douche ads were left off the list.

Hard to believe Tom Brady and his Summer's Eve douche ads were left off the list.

From The Daily Meal via Yahoo

Think about the most resonant athlete food commercials of all time. What comes to mind? “Mean Joe” Greene’s Coke commercial is an obvious one. Gruff, tough, persistent, touching — it hits all the right emotions, the soft spots that cause typical American males to fight back tears at the end of Rocky movies — the ones that make them gulp after slow-motion end-zone passes or stealing-home scenes in the run-of-the-mill sports movies. Then there are the clever commercials, the ones like the Bird versus Jordan game of horse that just hit exactly the right tone. When you think about it, athlete food commercials are an art form… really.

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NFL Preseason Starts

August 11, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

NFL Preseason starts tonight, with the Seahawks – Chargers game on ESPN.

Mark Brunell desperately searches for his partial before any NY Jets teammates notice.

Mark Brunell desperately searches for his partial before his NY Jets teammates notice.

From SBNation

The Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers square off Thursday evening in a preseason opener at San Diego. The Seahawks are a team that struggled to a 7-9 record but stumbled into the playoffs while the Chargers once again got hot late but just missed a playoff spot at 9-7.

The Seahawks made a lot of changes in the offseason, with the most notable being the departure of longtime quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. His departure resulted in the Seahawks signing Tarvaris Jackson who enters the preseason as the number one quarterback on the depth chart. Jackson had some ups and downs in Minnesota and will look to justify Pete Carroll’s excitement.

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Bills Rookie Is Huge

August 09, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Buffalo Bills rookie Defensive Tackle  Michael Jasper is 400 lbs.

400 pound DT Michael Jasper of the Buffalo Bills has some Nutty Professor in him.

400 pound DT Michael Jasper of the Buffalo Bills has some Nutty Professor in him.

From Democratandchronicle.com

At his heaviest, at least according to that scale, Jasper weighed 448 pounds, and Hand was frank with him: At that weight, he had no future in the NFL.

“Matt Hand made a deal with me initially saying they wanted me under 400 pounds,” Jasper said. “All of the other scouts that came through, they were telling me that I had to be 320, 310; they were giving me unrealistic goals to reach. Finally I heard, ‘Get down to 400, see if you can get to 400.’ So that was a mark. I set it, attacked it, and got down to 400.”

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McNabb Becomes A Viking

July 27, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Donovan McNabb is now a Minnesota Viking.

Donovan McNabb looks happy to be on the Minnesota Vikings.

Donovan McNabb looks happy to be on the Minnesota Vikings.

From Yahoo

Quarterback Donovan McNabb(notes) will play for a different team for the third straight year, pending the final details in a trade that will send the six-time Pro Bowler from the Washington Redskins to the Minnesota Vikings. Word is that the Vikings would send a sixth-round pick in 2012 and a conditional pick in 2013 to the nation’s capitol for McNabb’s services.

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NFL Back? Favre Too?

July 25, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

It seems like labor peace in the NFL has arrived, and that can only mean one thing.. another summer of Favre comeback talk – and this time it’s the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brett Favre wonders how life would be in an Eagles uniform while backing up Michael Vick.

Brett Favre wonders how life would be in an Eagles uniform while backing up Michael Vick.

From USA Today

Philadelphia Eagles starter Michael Vick added fuel to the fire started by a Philadelphia radio sideline reporter over the weekend, saying that he would be “honored” for Brett Favre to join the team.

After Howard Eskin of WIP radio tweeted that Eagles were interested in signing Favre as a backup after Kevin Kolb is dealt, Vick tweeted Sunday:

“I would be honored to have Brett Farve as a backup. That will be amazing Learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career.”

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Vick Gets Endorsements

July 20, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Mike Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles is starting to get some endorsements.

Mike Vick has recently signed several endorsement deals, but getting together with the Milk Bone people is probably not in the cards.

Mike Vick has recently signed several endorsement deals, but getting together with the Milk Bone people is probably not in the cards.

From Yahoo

This month, Vick was re-signed as a pitchman by Nike (he was merely receiving products from them upon returning to the NFL) and has inked a deal with MusclePharm. In June, Vick got back in the promotions business in a smaller way when he signed to help promote a helmet padding system created by Unequal Technologies.

While Vick is still a long way from being the marketing dynamo he was earlier in his career, what’s happening is at least very surprising to those in the marketing business.

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NFL Inches Closer To Agreement

July 17, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The NFL and the NFLPA may be on the verge of an agreement .

The NFL lockout is inching towards an agreement.

The NFL lockout is inching towards an agreement.

From USA Today

Barring any last-minute snags, NFL owners and players are on a path that could lead to a new collective bargaining agreement this week.

While the end to the four-month owners’ lockout is not a done deal, substantial progress was made late in the week and indications are that ownership may vote to ratify the new labor contract at their league meetings Thursday in Atlanta, a person with knowledge of the talks told USA TODAY on Saturday.

Original Photos corkscrewagency, teamcoalition

James Harrison Gets Crazy

July 13, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers said some crazy stuff about Roger Goodell.

James Harrison sounds like someone who's flown over the cuckoo's nest.

James Harrison sounds like someone who's flown over the cuckoo's nest.

From The Washington Post
Heavily fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison calls NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook” and a “devil,” among other insults, in a magazine article.

The 2008 AP Defensive Player of the Year hasn’t been shy about ripping the league after he was docked $100,000 for illegal hits last season. In the August issue of Men’s Journal, his rants against Goodell reach another level of wrath.
“If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it,” Harrison told the magazine. “I hate him and will never respect him.”
His other descriptions of the commissioner include an anti-gay slur, “stupid,” “puppet” and “dictator.”

Original Photos steelerstoday, wikinut

NFL Labor Peace Close?

June 22, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The NFL lockout might be on the verge of  ending.

The NFL lockout might be coming to an end, which is good news for Roger Goodell who was starting to look like the Antichrist.

The NFL lockout might be coming to an end, which is good news for Roger Goodell who was starting to look like the Antichrist in the eyes of many fans.

From SB Nation AZ

Here are the key components:

  • The revenue share will be 48 percent of all revenues for the players, minus any miscellaneous agreed upon credits for things like stadium building. The percentage, though will not go below 46.5. The owners will no longer take a billion off the top before splitting.
  • Players not under contract after three seasons will be restricted free agents and unrestricted after four, as it was before the uncapped 2010 season.
  • The salary floor will, at least to start, will be very close to the salary cap (approximately 90 percent).
  • The 18-game schedule will be something that will be negotiated in the future and cannot be mandated by the league.
  • Starting in 2012, there will be a 16-week Thursday night TV game.
  • There will be some sort of rookie wage scale.

Original Photos giantsfootballblog, anniescostumes

Britt Arrested.. Again

June 10, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Kenny Britt of the Tennessee Titans has been arrested for the 4th time since October.

Kenny Britt of the Tennessee Titans resisted arrest on Wednesday.

Kenny Britt of the Tennessee Titans resisted arrest on Wednesday.

From NJ.com

Britt was arrested late Wednesday afternoon at the Riverfront Car Wash and Detail Center on the corner of Willow Avenue and 15th Street in Hoboken by two plainclothes narcotics officers who happened to be getting their unmarked car cleaned, Lt. Tony Bartley, a spokesman in the narcotics division, said.

According to the police report, police detected the odor of marijuana and identified what they believed to be the source in Britt’s hand in the form of a “blunt” or rolled up cigar leaf. Britt crushed the “blunt” with his hand before police could see it. A struggle ensued almost immediately as Britt tried to avoid getting handcuffed.

He was taken in on charges of fourth-degree obstruction, fourth-degree tampering or fabricating evidence and third-degree resisting arrest with force.

Original Photos zimbio, silive


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