Well, here we are. It’s Volume IV of Mail-it-in Friday and I’m on the second day of a three-day juice cleanse. Yeah, life is just great right now. So, I’m gonna do my best to get through this without eating my keyboard for sustenance.
This week, you guys are fired up about Tim Tebow (what a surprise), RG3’s new home and Rusty Smith (huh?), among other topics. Remember, if you want your email included, fire off your pithy comments to [email protected]
We’re back! Welcome to Volume III of Mail-it-Friday, where we accept your comments and questions and answer them to the best of our ability.
Looks like you guys were all fired up this week. We tackle the issue of the NFL schedule, international games and then let you vent about Justin Bieber. Because really, who doesn’t find him insufferable?
Remember, if you have any questions or comments, go ahead and send them to [email protected]. OK, let’s get to work.
With all the offseason trouble that players get in. I think we need to look at a 52 week NFL schedule! Keep em busy. Sent from my iPhone
You know, I would agree with you whole-heartedly if you didn’t send an email from your smart phone. You better not have been behind the wheel while firing off your missive. That’s probably illegal in your state! Take a look in the mirror before you start judging, you hear me Barry?
But yes, NFL players do seem to get into an inordinate amount of trouble during their free time. FOXSports.com has an entire gallery dedicated to just player arrests. Seriously, check it out here.
But is a 52-week schedule really the answer? How many more things can teams put players through? From offseason conditioning, to OTA’s, to minicamps … players might be lucky if they get a month off. You really can’t, in good conscience, cram any more things.
Maybe we just need to accept occasional player mischief as a by-product of the NFL. These guys are getting paid a lot of money and have more opportunities to get into trouble. God only knows what I’d be doing if I had that much skrilla (I’m hip!) in my pocket. It wouldn’t be pretty, folks.
I believe in the inherent goodness of people. Most NFL players are OK dudes, just trying to make some money and stay healthy. Hopefully nobody does anything too bad, but if they do, deal with them accordingly. I see no need to punish the majority of guys who are doing it right.
Allow me to step off my soapbox now.
Am I the only fan who doesn’t care for the International Games? I wouldn’t want my favorite team to have to fly all the way across the pond to England to play a very non-entertaining away game. The NFL is a huge revenue machine. Why don’t they keep the money here in the US? They could play these games in States which don’t have their own professional team. How about having games in Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada (Vegas), Oregon? They would be huge moneymakers for those States.
P.S. What was with all the Tebow bashing? He hardly played last year. Why not spread the love (or should I say hate)? There were plenty of other QB’s who completely sucked last season. Want proof? Just check out any footage from the Chiefs, Cards, Jags, Raiders or Browns in 2012.
I agree. International games are the worst. Look, I understand the NFL is trying to build its brand on an international stage. Playing regular season games overseas is a good way to accomplish that.
BUT … could the crowd at Wembley Stadium be any more dead? It’s like a mausoleum in there. People! You’re allowed to cheer. I always feel the English chaps in the stands are watching the action on the field through a monacle and saying things like:
What’s worse, the NFL has given the British some bad football to watch.
2007: Giants 13, Dolphins 10 … that would be the Dolphins team that went 1-15. 2008: Saints 37, Chargers 32 … Fine, this one was good. 2009: Patriots 35, Buccaneers 7 … Pbbbbt!! 2010: 49ers 24, Broncos 16 … that would be the Troy Smith-led 49ers, not coached by Jim Harbaugh. Coma. 2011: Bears 24, Buccaneers 18 … Jay Cutler and the Bears hung on to beat a Tampa team that finished 4-12 that season. 2012: Patriots 45, Rams 7 …. Second time the Patriots blew out a team across the pond. 2013: Jaguars vs. 49ers … A game that could feature Blaine Gabbert. Eww, gross.
So, let’s recap. The past six games featured one that was watchable, three close but boring games and two Patriots blowouts. By the way, anyone else think the Patriots playing two games in England is a secret dig at the British?
It’s like Goodell was saying “Remember that war you lost to us way back when? We have a whole team named after our soldiers! Haha! Put that in you crumpet and dunk it!”
So, yes … I do feel it would be nicer if the NFL would play regular-season games in domestic markets that don’t have a team. But the NFL won’t listen to me. They’ll keep doing what they’re doing.
P.S. People bash Tebow because he sucks.
Umm … does anyone know what really happened?
Umm … no. But if you ask me, it was Colonel Mustard, in the hall, with the lead pipe.
Are those parolees’ getting paid big bucks to get high or play football?
Listen, the NFL and the Arizona Cardinals are private companies. They are both free to be as restrictive with drug policies as they wish. It’s just a little strange, that’s all. But, the Honey Badger seems to be fine with all of this, so who am I to argue?
But as far as the parolees are concerned … can’t they get high AND play football? That’s probably why they are parolees in the first place.
HATE ON BIEBER TIME!
Here we go, it’s time to vent. Remember that story about Keyshawn Johnson trying to chase down a speeding Justin Bieber? It got you and many other people all geeked up. Get after it, readers!
Sundance Mail wrote,
Beeeper is a arrogant little (rich) bastard, did you see the attitude when he received his awards on the Billboards show.
OK, I’m writing this and eating lunch at the same time. And when I saw “Beeeper,” I spit-taked my crunchy taco from El Pollo Loco all over my computer screen.
I also like how you grudgingly gave him props inside the (). Yeah, he’s arrogant, little and a bastard, but he’s also rich. Sigh.
And no … I didn’t see his attitude during the awards show. But I heard Selena Gomez didn’t clap for him. Poor guy. That would give me an attitude, too.
He needs a father figure. He’s a punk.
Short. Pithy. To the point. For that, you get the Golf Clap of the Week:
why isn’t the police doing anything about this pop star driving before he loose control of his car or before he end up killing someone I ‘m glad that there are some people that are standing up to this singer I just think he need to get a wake up call
Joanna, a little less coffee next time. You’re so full of emotion right now, you’ve become a runaway run-on sentence. Grammar and safety first! Be gone with you.
Since he is not American, the State Dept should just deport the worthless [expletive deleted] and be done with him.
Oh. My. Lord. I never realized this … Justin Bieber is … (urggg, vomit) … Canadian?! This whole story just got way worse. No wonder he’s (allegedly) speeding. He’s probably thrilled to travel by anything besides moose or ice skates. He can’t help himself.
You know, maybe I was wrong about that kid.
6 foot 4 inch 200 pound NFL superstar versus a 5 foot 7 inch 110 pound pop singer in the Octagon, Boxing ring, MMA ring, Squared Circle, or even the mat would be a perfect place to settle a dispute
Well, maybe not the squared circle. Because if the WWE has taught us anything, it’s that David can beat Goliath:
But in any other venue, this is a squash job.
You don’t hear about Peter Gene Hernandez aka Bruno Mars pulling childish stunts like this. Probably because he’s too busy practicing the five instruments he can actually play writing songs. Bieber needs to be deported back to Canada.
Wait … Bruno Mars’ real name is Peter Gene Hernandez?
Bieber is a terrible singer, unproffesional person, and a geek.
OK, this is getting very personal. Let’s stop this before someone gets their feelings hurt.
END OF BIEBER HATE!
The reason Tim Tebow can’t throw an accurate pass is very simple. When he brings his arm back to throw he turns his palm face down. this makes him rotate his hand during the throwing motion (180 Degs.) Rotating his hand has a negative impact on his accuracy. He should bring the ball strait back over his shoulder and then forward to complete the throw. If he would quit rotating his hand , we might see him playing in the NFL next season!
And if I was just better with a chisel, I’d be Michelangelo. Unfortunately, my attempts at sculpting are very similar to Homer Simpson’s attempt at home masonry:
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You’ve just seen the only thing worse than spam mail. That would be spam mail … in French. Lord, take me off this planet immediately.
That does it for this week, folks. Keep sending those emails to [email protected] See you next time!