Category — Tom Brady
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops Sports Illustrated’s list of the athletes who have bagged the most coin over the past year. And Mayweather has earned his estimated $90 million without a single commercial endorsement.
May 15, 2013 No Comments
Is it me or does that logo suck?
The bubbly isn’t even dry in the Ravens’ lockeroom. Still, we know betting fans want to know who are the favorites to win Super Bowl XLVIII next year in New York.
Favorites? The nasty-ass Patriots at 6-1; 49ers 8-1; Broncos and Packers 10-1; and Sea Chickens 12-1. The Ravens are 14-1.
The rest of the odds.
February 3, 2013 No Comments
The best thing about Super Bowl week is the non-stop partying. And since it is all in New Orleans, you know it is going to be off the charts.
A quick-hitter of some of the best in the Big Easy.
January 29, 2013 No Comments
At least we won’t be subjected to the drool about Tom Brady being the greatest thing since sliced bread. But we will be inundated with everything about how the Harbaugh brothers butter their bread. The 49ers are 4-point favorites on the early lines in Vegas. We’re partial to John, particularly after our comical encounter earlier this season in San Diego. We’ll make a prediction late next week. Plenty can happen, particularly with players in the Super Bowl, in 2 weeks.
January 20, 2013 No Comments
I told a colleague weeks ago, when the San Diego media was touting Jimmy Raye as the frontrunner for the Chargers’ GM job, that there was no way Dean Spanos would elevate Raye to the position. Why? I mentioned to my friend how Spanos was in bed with tea-bagger Rick Perry during the presidential primaries and my colleague immediately nodded his head at where I was going with this. It wasn’t to say Spanos was racist, but I knew the Chargers’ owner wasn’t comfortable making Raye his new GM. It happens to the best minority candidates despite their sparkling resumes.
Tom Telesco of the Colts was named the new Chargers’ GM. Telasco and Spanos begged Raye to stay (imagine that) and spoke of his work in glorious tones. Instead, Raye bolted to the Colts to take Telesco’s old position as personnel director.
The point is this: Despite all of its propaganda, the NFL remains a network of good old boys and their hires continue to reflect their views. Look no further than the recent hires of coaches and general managers, who are all white. Some with their heads in the sand will say the best qualified coaches were hired. But if you believe that and don’t believe minority coaches in the NFL (and even worst in college football) are being shafted, then you really need to get out more.
Further, despite all of the talk of former Oregon Coach Chip Kelly, who was hired this week by the Eagles, being an “offensive guru,” you never hear people like Stanford’s David Shaw mentioned for openings in NFL circles. The lily white media, particularly the ones who cover the NFL, are also responsible for this. Shaw is 1 of the brightest minds and more innovative coaches in football and also worked as an NFL assistant. He also took a Stanford team, which regrouped this season without top pick Andrew Luck, and beat Kelly’s Ducks on their Oregon turf.
Jim Caldwell, offensive coordinator of the Ravens, can’t get a head coaching gig? This is the same coach who led the Colts to a Super Bowl and would have recorded an unbeaten season if upper management hadn’t stepped in.
Former Colorado Coach Jon Embree said it best when it comes to minority coaches. “We don’t get second chances, and that’s OK,” Embree said during a press conference after he was fired after 2 losing seasons. “You know it going into it. Tyrone (Willingham) did. I don’t know if there’s ever been another (black coach) fired who got another opportunity at the college level. But every minority knows that going into it. Eventually, that’ll change.”
Not anytime soon though.
January 18, 2013 No Comments
Four intriguing matches for a trip to the NFL final 4 kickoff this weekend. Our picks:
Broncos over Ravens; Packers over 49ers (sorry Ramsey); Falcons over Sea Chickens; Patriots over Texans.
As much as we’d like to see Ray Lewis prevail, the unpredictably of Joe Flacco probably will cost him and end his Hall of Fame career.
As far as the Packers upsetting the 49ers, Jim Harbaugh’s decision to go with Colin Kaepernick at QB will end up being 1 of regret. We just can’t see the young fella overcoming playoff pressure and a geeked up Aaron Rodgers.
The Sea Chickens? Everyone is riding their bandwagon after they knocked off Robert Griffin III and the ‘Skins last weekend. But the Falcons’ offense is the best we’ve seen in person this season. Plus, the Dirty Birds have much to prove.
Finally, the Patriots will get pressed by the Texans, but they will prevail in the end.
January 11, 2013 No Comments
Many experts believe Peyton Manning or Tom Brady will be this season’s MVP, but neither has as strong a case as Adrian Peterson, who is closing in on Eric Dickerson’s incredible rushing mark for yards in a season. With Peterson, the Vikings wouldn’t even be in the playoff conversation.
December 18, 2012 No Comments
Wouldn’t we exactly call him a Po Boy, but…
Rex Ryan, who has shed more than 100 pounds, was voted this week as the most overrated coach in the NFL. Another fat man of note, Andy Reid, finished 3rd. Bill Belichick was sandwiched between the pair.
November 7, 2012 No Comments
Chargers just couldn’t put their differences aside and sign Vincent Jackson, 1 of the best receivers in the NFL, to a long term deal. Now Philip Rivers has no big-play receiver and it is killing him.
Nick Canepa is as good a man you’d ever want to meet. He is also a columnist for San Diego’s only rag in town. Canepa, bless his heart, has defended Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith longer than anyone not named Spanos. But even Canepa can only take so much after the Chargers stubbed their toes again, this time against a Browns’ squad, which had only won 1 game entering Sunday’s contest.
The good knews, though, for Charger fans is the Chiefs will be in town Thursday night. The bad news, though, is this club isn’t built for the long haul. Actually, Canepa said weeks ago Chargers are toast.
San Diego U-T
October 29, 2012 No Comments
Cousin Sal delivers more great lines (all pun intended).
September 28, 2012 No Comments