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Let’s face the facts people. The NFL season is over . . . stop take a deep breath, wipe away the tears and we’re back.
The season is over even though we hate to admit it. Now is the time everybody watches the updates from spring training and wonders why pitchers and catchers need to report so early? Do they get to leave early? Doesn’t really seem fair. But this blog isn’t about baseball, it’s about football. And I have a bone to pick! I miss the old Pro Bowl!
I know that sounds weird for many reasons.
1. Nobody likes the Pro Bowl
2. You’re probably saying, “What’s this ‘old Pro Bowl’? Did they change the game to make it more interesting while I wasn’t watching?” No. “Is it actually competitive now?” No. “Are they allowed to tackle?” No. “Then what is so NEW about this Pro Bowl?” Well maybe if you stopped yelling at me I could answer. I’m just a robot ok! The timing of the Pro Bowl! That’s what I miss! And this is why.
Of course no one plays hard in the Pro Bowl! You’re not playing for anything, what pride? Please! They just played months of bone crushing football, they don’t care about pride. The Pro Bowl means nothing. So when you put it after the Super Bowl it’s a perfect transition from FOOTBALL to NO FOOTBALL!
You used to have a great season of football, great playoffs and then the the Super Bowl. Then, the next week they would throw a half-hearted game between a bunch of millionaires that just wanted to get home and do nothing. AND THAT WAS PERFECT! You could watch them not care. You had the Super Bowl and then one last taste of football before nothing. Now, with the Pro Bowl before the Super Bowl we leave on this incredible high wanting more!
But there isn’t more!
There’s Gronk dancing at a night club.
Vince Young wishing he could dance at a night club.
Offseason arrests, who’s drafting who?
What new QB are the Eagles going to bring in?
How will they ever play a Super Bowl in New Jersey?
That is all we have. And the only thing I’m asking is to be let down early. Is that so much to ask? Just put it back where it was, so at least our disappointment is in the quality of play, not lack of it!
A lot of people really think they can sing. They can’t. Personable Texans star Duane Brown is admittedly a big Gotye fan (why would he admit that?) and wasn’t afraid to show it on a Houston radio show. Oh boy. The big man busted out his version of “Somebody I used to know” and the results were interesting, to say the least. Tully Corcoran from FOX Sports Southwest has the story and you can listen to the audio right here.
Are you a real fan or just a poser? Chiefs lover Dalton Meek proves that he truly is a “fanatic” by covering the back of his skull with ink that would make Kat Von D blush. Sean Keeler from FOX Sports Kansas City has the story. Read it right here.
Another season is done, another Super Bowl won. The Ravens proved that you don’t need an elite quarterback to win the big game. Ray Lewis proved that real men do cry, sometimes non-stop. And Jim Harbaugh proved that Jim Schwartz was right!
The Super Bowl had a little bit of everything didn’t it?
A safety, a power outage, a Deion Sanders commercial and a whole bunch of Beyonce! Yes, it was entertaining. Yes, the refs let them play (maybe too much in some fans eyes). And yes, family dinners will be uncomfortable in the future for the Harbaughs. But what did the season teach us? And what do we need to look forward to next season?
So, what did we learn?
- Tebow can take a team just as far in the playoffs as Peyton Manning
- People should be drinking Adrian Peterson’s antler blood
- Ray Lewis may have a career in soap operas
- Spygate was real
- Parents do have a favorite son. Peyton over Eli, Jim over John and Ronde over Tiki. Except when it comes to Rex and Rob, their parents can’t stand them both equally
- Apparently, a QB that leads the league in turnovers is worth $16.5 million and a guy who throws 11 TDs and zero INTs picks isn’t?
- Rookie QBs are fun to watch
- Randy Moss is the greatest . . . wait a minute, he actually said that?
- It never pays to cheat, New Orleans! Unless you’re the head coach, then it pays more than any other coach in the league
- The AFC East is still a one-man band
- You can do a lot as an interim head coach
- Holdouts never win, right MJD?!
- Finally, defense does in fact win championships!
What can we expect from next season? We need to have something to talk about over the next seven months. How many more years will we get to watch Brady and Peyton? Will the Packers get a running back and a defense? Can the Ravens repeat?.
Andy Reid and the Chiefs!
Chip Kelly and the Eagles!
Bruce Arians in Arizona!
Mike McCoy in San Diego, ok, nobody is saying that.
Can AP run for 2,000 yards again? Can the Lions be as bad with as much talent ? Will Rex Ryan talk his way to another losing season? Will Tim Tebow play TE, FB, WR, QB, anything, anybody?Will the Gronk, Gronk himself at a Las Vegas night club . . . AGAIN?!
We are all bummed the season is over, but we learned some cool stuff and we have a lot to talk about until kickoff next season.
Check out the fun as the FOX Girls walk the red carpet.
The Super Bowl confetti has been cleaned up from the Superdome turf and now the NFL has turned the page to the 2013 season. Which events should you circle on your calendar? Here’s a list of the most important dates this NFL offseason:
NFL OFFSEASON IMPORTANT DATES
Mike Pereira talks about his favorite Super Bowl moment.
This fan croons a little ditty about his desire to beat the Ravens.