Far More People Watch Highlights of AAF Games Than Attend AAF Games

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Through three weeks, the Alliance of American Football has put up, in my own opinion, a pretty commendable product. The games are typically close, and while they aren’t point-fests, plenty of big plays permeate the games that occur each weekend. Just last night, San Diego Fleet running back Ja’Quan Gardner pulled off an 83-yard touchdown run, the longest play in the AAF thus far as well as the longest play in its short history. It was a great, exciting play, which many saw happen… from the comfort of their homes, on Youtube, or on the official AAF website. Continue reading “Far More People Watch Highlights of AAF Games Than Attend AAF Games”

How Much Should an NFL Player’s Character Play into Their Legacy?

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Antonio Brown has made his mark on the NFL over the course of his entire career. With 11,207 receiving yards in nine seasons, he’s proven to be one of the most dangerous receiving threats in NFL history, which is made more amazing by the fact that he was a sixth-round draft pick. Based on performance alone, should he retire tomorrow, there’s considerable argument that he could make the Hall of Fame, and that he’s the best wide receiver the Pittsburgh Steelers have had in their rich history. This makes it all the more troubling—specifically for Steelers fans—considering the present circumstances, which has Brown and the team heading into an ugly divorce. Continue reading “How Much Should an NFL Player’s Character Play into Their Legacy?”

Thoughts on the Debut Weekend of the Alliance of American Football

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It was an intriguing weekend for many upon the dawn of a new football league. How would it operate? How would the new rules be implemented? Would the talent translate to quality games? After nearly a year of anticipation, the AAF has officially put the first weekend of action to rest. How did they fare? Continue reading “Thoughts on the Debut Weekend of the Alliance of American Football”

Top 10 NFL Players Who Have Earned a Championship, but Probably Won’t Get One (2019 Edition)

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About five years ago, I wrote a piece on then-current NFL players who most deserved a championship win on their resume based on their on-field performance, but were unlikely to get one due to their team’s success or their current age. Since then, seven of the ten players I included onto the list have retired—only one of them ended up getting a Super Bowl ring. With an ongoing game such as the NFL, revisions are necessary in order to keep lists interesting and current, honoring players for their craft while also instilling a sense of history. Four seasons and seven retired players seem adequate enough to update this list. Continue reading “Top 10 NFL Players Who Have Earned a Championship, but Probably Won’t Get One (2019 Edition)”

NFL Coaches Should Be Allowed to Challenge Everything

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There are many within the football world who are hurt, shocked, appalled, or a combination of the three by the results of the recent NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. The outcry has gotten so intense that many theorize that the NFL will officially look into expanding replay reviewor maybe not. Continue reading “NFL Coaches Should Be Allowed to Challenge Everything”

Nick Foles Won’t Flourish Without a Great System

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With the exception of Jim Plunkett and Earl Morrall, Nick Foles is likely the greatest back-up quarterback of all time, and I would argue the best back-up quarterback of the twenty-first century. For whatever reason, the Philadelphia Eagles of 2017 and 2018 played tremendously well when he was under center, but his natural talent and skillset as a quarterback pales in comparison to incumbent starter Carson Wentz. Because of this, Foles will probably test free agency this offseason, much to the chagrin of hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans who adore him as a hero for defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

And to those looking to bid for his services, I would advise taking a trip down the recent years of NFL lore. Continue reading “Nick Foles Won’t Flourish Without a Great System”