Category — Drew Brees
With “Bounty Gate” blowing up in his face (at least from the standpoint of the Saints’ players who were suspended, but had their penalties thrown out), the timing couldn’t have been better (or worst?) for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear on the cover of Time. We’ve got the hard copy, but if you want to link to the story online, you’ll have to pay. But don’t waste your money. Fortunately, I still get the oldest daughter’s copy here at the Ponderosa.
One of the best nuggets from the piece is that Goodell has a history of of being a jerk. From his high school days in Bronxville, N.Y., which is “a wealthy enclave just north of New York City,” according to the magazine, comes this gem:
Even in high school, Goodell enforced a personal-conduct policy. Bronxville High School required athletes to sign a pldege: No drinking or troublemaking, or they’d be booted off the team. The Other players knew Goodell would rat them out for misbehaving.
“They didn’t like to see me come to a party,” Goodell said. “I took that plege seriously.”
Michael remembers his brother’s showing up at one gathering where football players were drinking.
“All of a sudden it was like an alarm went off,” Michael said. “They were running out the back door as he was coming in the front door. It was like Prohibition.”
I can’t even imagine how harshly he would have been dealt with had been a member of the old Boley Bears. I still smile at the thought of how we tossed a naked Eugene Jenkins, bless his soul, in the cold outside a hotel room in Wilburton, Okla.
December 12, 2012 No Comments
Cousin Sal delivers more great lines (all pun intended).
September 28, 2012 No Comments
Got your bets in for Week 4? It frequently looks like a jigsaw puzzle when looking at the spread and picking the winners before the weekend’s NFL games. Then, everyone is a genius by Monday morning.
Our pick of the week: We like the 49ers to bounce back and cover against the Jets. I mean how good could the Jets’ secondary be with Joe McKnight earning a spot?
September 28, 2012 No Comments
Cheers greeted NFL officials such as Wayne Mackie working tonight’s Ravens-Browns contest in Baltimore. It was the 1st time the real refs worked a game since the chicken shit NFL and Roger Goodell locked them out.
September 27, 2012 No Comments
The odds for week 2 of the NFL schedule. Our weekly special: Ravens (2 1/2-points underdogs) will surprise the Eagles in Philly.
September 15, 2012 No Comments
A Cowboys-Steelers Super Bowl? Now that’s an NFL prediction that surely will make Cowboy fans and their cheerleaders happy.
September 2, 2012 No Comments
By moving up to take lockdown corner Morris Claiborn, who could spell weak-ass Mike Jenkins, the Cowboys graded out among the best in the NFL Draft.
April 29, 2012 No Comments
Well his stats don’t suck that bad, but…
Three of the 4 quarterbacks in the NFC playoffs are Super Bowl winners. Alex Smith? He hasn’t taken 1 snap in the postseason. He also is frequently referred to as the quarterback selected ahead of Aaron Rodgers.
But Smith will be a pivotal figure on Saturday, when the 49ers host the high-octane Saints for a trip to the NFC Championship game.
January 12, 2012 No Comments
Saints 45, Lions 28.
We all knew they’d cover the 11 points, no? Didn’t think so.
Saints-49ers offers major sizzle to it. In our best Bart Scott imitation, “Can’t wait!”
January 7, 2012 No Comments
December 27, 2011 No Comments