Entries in NFL (14)

Wednesday
Aug292012

Roger Goodell's NFL has Turned the Wolf into a Futbol Fan

Im not a fan of Roger Goodell or his new brand of NFL football.  Goodell is a PR Czar kind of guy who has decided to mold the NFL brand into his own image.  Ignoring, universal rule #1, if it aint broke dont try and fix it, Goodell is building a kinder gentler product on the field while ruling with an iron fist from his office in Manhatten.

Thanks to Roger Ive discovered original English football, a game we call soccer in America.  Ive had a casual interest in soccer since high school but now with the miracle of the Internet and Directv, I can become as informed a fan as the most fanatic hooligan in Manchester. I can watch live games just about everyday if Im so inclined.

Barclays English Premier League is futbol at the highest level.  The EPL is able to attract the best players in the world.  But there are also excellent leagues in Europe and throughout the world. La Liga, UEFA, Bundesliga, Serie A and countless others.

Football, Futbol, Soccer is truly the Worlds favorite sport.  Most Americans however could care less about the great game.  But fortunately for me, Im not one of those and the more I get into football, espeically the EPL and UEFA, it the more I like it. 

The more I hear from Roger Goodell, the less I like the NFL.  Today the NFL announced that replacement officials will be working the first regular season game.  Roger Goodell is arrogant enough to believe that you are stupid enough to believe that anyone can officiate an NFL game. 

Just ask Jerry Jones who said he could find 500 coaches to replace Jimmy Johnson and still win.  In a way Jerry was correct.  The Cowboys have won a single playoff game in the last 15 years.  And guess what, the Cowboys are still the second most valuable sporting franchise in the world (behind Manchester United).  The Networks still give the Cowboys more coverage than any team in the League and the Cowboys franchise is still the most liked and most hated in the NFL. Jerry is making money and he thanks you for your support.

Goodell is gambling that he can do the same with the rest of the NFL.  See David Stern over at the NBA for details.  

Dont get me wrong, I will watch the Cowboys games and some of the other NFL games available Sunday, Monday and now Thursday.  Ill be watching college football too.  Im a sports fan.  I love the drama, the unpredictably and the low cost entertainment that sports played at the highest level provide.  I admire and respect the talent and skills of the players and coaches. 

However, I dont look to the players as role models no more than I look at actors in that manner.  Their job is to be the best they can at what they do while entertaining the rest of us.  I dont care what their politics are, dont care if they go to strip clubs or run around on their wives or even if they pay their taxes or hit their mamas.  I dont care how much they are paid and dont care that most of them will be broke within five years of leaving the game.

I do care that Roger Goodell thinks Im an idiot and I do care that hes a hypocrite. He punished the New Orleans Saints to make an example out of them. Yet the Saints were doing what every NFL team has been doing for the last 75 years.  He decided to make an example out of them so he (and his league) would look good. 

Political correctness is a cancer found every where these days.  See Bud Selig and Barry Bonds or Lance Armstrong and USADA for details.  Armstrong was doing what all the cyclists were doing at the time.  So was Barry Bonds.  Take away Armstrongs seven Toure de France wins and give them to other confirmed dopers.  Oh yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Throw Barry Bonds under the bus to make youself feel better about allowing steroids to save baseball after the strike.  Yeah, thats the ticket. 

But guess what, I dont care.  I enjoy watching LeToure and dont care about any of the riders legacies. I still watch baseball and dont care about the steroids era one way or the other.   I watch to be entertained just like some of you watch ghost hunting, reality shows or Mexican soap operas.  Each to his own.

Thanks to the miracle of a 60 inch HD (and sometimes 3D) TV, I watch from the comfort of my Lazy Boy.  Cowboys Stadium is just 12 miles from my Lazy Boy and even if Jerry Jones gave me 50 yard line tickets, I have a better seat at the Wolf Den. Ah, the miracle of technology

But for those of you who still like to attend games, Roger Goodell has some new rules in play.  Dont get pissed at those replacement refs and attract the attention of one of those minimum wage yellow jacket security morons.

Roger has instituted a new policy in which fans ejected from a stadium will be required to take a 4 hour online course before they are allowed to return to an NFL facility.  I kid you not.

According to ESPN the course focuses on drinking, anger management and crude behavior.  If an ejected fan (there were around 7,000 last season) does not complete the course and is found on stadium property, he or she will be arrested.  Now you know why they call it the No Fun League. 

If I wanted to take bullshit online political correctness courses, I would have hung on with the federal government for a few more years. At least they paid me to waste my time learning how to be PC.

Oh well. Not for me to worry.  I may be an old man but Im a new fan of the beautiful game of football.  Its easier to crack the code on an offside pass in futbol than pass interference in the NFL. There are games to watch everyday if Im so inclined, thanks to FOX Soccer, BEin Sports, GOL-TV and ESPN.   Its all about options.  Life is Good even with Goodell, who cant rain on my parade even with replacement officals. 

Not for nothing, but if you are inclined to wage on regular season NFL games officiated by NCAA Division 2 refs at best,  Lingerie Bowl refs at worst, youve got too much money, too little sense or a gambling problem. Of course you are going to wager, thats the reason America loves football as much as England loves football. Take the UNDER 9.5 wins for the Cowboys this season.  Yeah, they gonna suck again this year. See the Texas Longhorns for details. Boomer Sooners!

Have a Bonzer Day!

Wednesday
May022012

RIP Buddy: Junior Seau 1969-2012

This afternoon I received a text that Junior Seau had died by his own hand. 

Exactly one year earlier, I received a text that a former co-worker had died by his own hand. I was shocked and saddened by the news.

Tonight I saw his former team mate and friend Marcellus Wiley speak about Buddy on ESPN.  As you will see in the video below sometimes there just arent any answers to our questions.

Most people who attempt or commit suicide dont really want to die - they just want their pain and suffering to end. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  A suicide attempt is not done to gain someones sympathy, as those that attempt to take their life do it for internal reasons-they simply cant stand the pain they feel emotionally and/or physically. It isn’t to try and get someone to feel bad for them, thats the last thing they would want.

A suicide attempt must always be taken seriously. Without intervention and proper treatment, a person who has attempted suicide is at greater risk of another attempt and possible suicide. Many people suffering from depression and even contemplating suicide hide their feelings and appear to be happy just prior to their suicide attempt.

RIP  J.P. & Junior Seau

Wednesday
Jan042012

2011-2012 Dallas Cowboys Commemorative Poster

Tuesday
Jan032012

15 Years of Cowboys Failure Courtesy of Jerry Jones

The Rams and Tampa Bay fire their coaches.

The Colts fire general manager Bill Polian.

And the Cowboys would be so much better if they would fire theirs.

Fifteen years now with a single playoff win. Thirty-two teams in the NFL, and the Cowboys are one of only seven that hasnt won at least two playoff games in the last 15 years.

The Cowboys are in a group now with Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Houston, Kansas City and Buffalo (and what a fine group of football teams that is).

Dale Hansen hits this one out of the park.  Heres everything you need to know about Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys in 2 minutes. Must see TV from WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas

 

Monday
Jan022012

Jerry Jones is the Cowboys Problem YOU are the Solution

For decades no NFL team in history had more fans or more haters than the Dallas Cowboys. That star on the helmet and the arrogance that goes along with winning 5 Super Bowls made the Dallas Cowboys the most valuable sports franchise in the world. No team had won more Super Bowls than “America’s Team”. You loved them or hated them. There was no in between.

In 2009, Forbes listed the Cowboys as the highest valued sports franchise in the history of the United States, and second in the world (behind Manchester United of the English Premier League ), with an estimated value of approximately $1.65 billion.  The Cowboys are the wealthiest team in the NFL, generating $270 million in annual revenue.

But the Steelers have won the most Super Bowls now, and the Cowboys have gone 16 years without a Super Bowl appearance while winning just one playoff game.  After their embarrassing loss to the Giants, theyre 8/8 and wont even be in the playoffs this year.  Jerry Jones is turning life long Cowboys fans into Cowboys haters. Listen in to one of the three DFW sports radio stations for details.

Jerry Jones is the embodiment of the Cowboys hate these days. Jerry lead former legendary Giants owner Wellington Mara to say, after a Giants win in 1996, “It’s nice to see arrogance humbled.” Jones is the ultimate meddling owner, a rich guy who insists on hogging the spotlight and naming himself appointing himself General Manager for life. Just in case you forgot that, Jones promised last week during a radio interview that he has no intention of ever reducing his overbearing role.

But Jerry Jones is not just the incompetent General Manager who can’t draft NFL talent. Jerry is the Head Coach in hiding. Jerry is the egomaniac who actually made a trip to the sidelines last week to make sure his Princeton grad head coach was smart enough to keep his injured quarterback out of a meaningless game.

Last night was the 100th meeting between the Giants and Cowboys. Dallas has a 56-41-2 record against New York. The Cowboys won 12 straight against the Giants from 1974-1980. But if you’re younger than 40 years old, you don’t remember nor do you care.

Jerry Jones has become Al Davis and until Jerry joins Al, the Cowboys are going no where, just like the Raiders did for the last few decades under Davis.

As long as Cowboys Stadium is selling out and Jerry is making money on everything from merchandise & marketing, to not one but two world wide Dallas Cowboys Radio Networks, nothing is going to change. If you want to Cowboys to compete in the Super Bowl in your lifetime, stop enabling Jerry Jones.

Stop spending your hard earned money to support the Dallas Cowboys or STFU and live with it. Jerry Jones is the problem. YOU are the solution.

 

Jerry is really the Cowboys’ head coach in hiding

 

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/12/24/3617508/jerry-jones-undermines-garretts.html#storylink=cp