1. The day they stopped calling him Archie’s Boy- There were many wondering what Peyton Manning had to offer after sitting out all of 2011 recovering from neck surgery, his fourth one. It was only a game and perhaps I may – no, am – getting ahead of myself, but I would say Manning looked pretty darn good. Manning’s velocity on his throws and banter at the line of scrimmage looked good as new – highlighted by a 71-yard touchdown to Demaryius Thomas after Manning recognized the blitz and called for a quick screen to the sideline. Now I never said don’t draft Andrew Luck, as I advocated for the Colts to take on both. Luck is ready to start and should 99 times out of 100, but that one exception would and could have been for a healthy Manning.
2. New York Jets: Offensive Juggernaut?- Continue reading
The Dwight Howard trade talks – the song that never ends – has ceased. The Lakers get the latest dominant big man of his generation to come play in Hollywood and the Magic can finally move on.
But most importantly, those held hostage by this saga – we, the people – have been set free. Continue reading
As the United States men’s basketball team prepares to face Argentina to conclude group play, it’s not so much a matter of if they win gold, but by how much/who will they face. And unless they manage to do something particularly impressive – putting 156 on a Nigerian team whose lone NBA representatives were Ike Diogu and Al-Farouq Aminu doesn’t count – Continue reading
For some, the future status of football is in limbo. For Bernard Pollard, it seems rather clear.
“In another 20 or 30 years, I don’t even think football will be in existence anymore.” Continue reading
The first half of the NBA season which almost never happened was a roller coaster with ups and downs across the board. From Linsanity to sub-70 point outings with plenty in between, the lockout-shortened season has been eventful to say the least.
Lockout Basketball Rearing Its Ugly Head- Continue reading
Days away from Super Bowl XLVI, reports continue to swirl about Peyton Manning’s future with the Indianapolis Colts. While brother Eli prepares to potentially surpass Peyton with a second Super Bowl win in Lucas Oil Stadium, the house that Peyton built, discussions remain prevalent regarding the uncertainty surrounding the future Hall of Fame quarterback. Continue reading
I could be one of the gazillion websites and networks to draw comparisons of this Giants team to the one that won the Super Bowl in 2008. I will spare you all from what you’ve already heard countless times: New York won in Green Bay on its way to the Super Bowl, New York faced the same team in the postseason that had provided late-season momentum albeit in losing fashion, which happened to be the top team in the league both times, etc. Continue reading