Yes. Yes. Yes! The NFL is back baby! The players and owners agreed to end the lockout on Monday and the season will start on time. It is going to be a chaotic week for the NFL with the opening of training camps, trades, and free agent signings.
I was getting scared for a moment. The NBA is still in lockout mode and if the NBA and NFL season was not going to happen, it would be tragic. Tragic I tell ya.
Opening weekend will be on September 11th, the anniversary of 9/11 ten years ago. The New York Jets will host the Dallas Cowboys that night at the Meadowlands in New York. The Green Bay Packers will celebrate their championship September 8th against the New Orleans Saints.
Less than 2 months til football season...and married women become widows for a few months.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Finally!!!!!!! Seriously.....
Favre turns 40 this week? There were times last night that I never saw Favre throw the ball harder. His determination is there. This is why the Minnesota Vikings wanted Favre becaujse without the, they may be 2-2 or worse. With Favre, they are 4-0 and look pretty unstoppable.
Doesn't that make Favre the only player ever to beat all 32 teams? In a perfect world, the Packers would never have let Favre go.
Did you see the game last night? What did you think?-Dr.FB
Did you all think I forgot about my NFL Week picks and posts? Nope. I had to move it a day with a game this big. What the Packers management tried to avoid has now become their biggest nightmare.
Last year, Brett Favre retired. The Packers moved on with him. Then Brett wanted to play but the Packers decided to still move on, trading the legend to the New York Jets, where the Packers were not going to play for 6 years and no chance of seeing Brett again. After a frustrating season, Favre retired again. The Jets cut Favre, leaving him free to sign with any team including the Packers division rival, the Minnesota Vikings, where he wanted to go last year.
The deal happened and this game was highlighted. It is not Favre traveling back to Green Bay. That happens in November. Tonight, however, it's Vikings versus Packers in Minnesota.
Favre said he wants to beat them for the way things ended. The Packers want to beat the shadow of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, who had the task of replacing the legend would love to get that monkey off his back.
I am picking the Pack to take this game but for Favre and the Vikings to win the one on the road in November.
So, here it is: Who you got? Packers or Vikings?-Dr.FB
Brett Favre has told the Minnesota Vikings that he is going to remain retired and not return to the NFL He says the decision was incredibly difficult and he will most likely never play again.
"It was the hardest decision I've ever made," Favre said. "I didn't feel like physically I could play at a level that was acceptable. I would like to thank everyone, including the Packers, Jets and Vikings -- but, most importantly, the fans."
Favre leads the league in most touchdowns thrown, but also leads in interceptions. Favre has appeared in 2 super bowls and won 1.-Dr.FB
The Patriots were on the way to the first ever undefeated season. Only one thing stood in the way: The New York Football Giants. A team they beat on the last game of the regular season. A cake walk right? Nope.
The last game of the season record-wise and playoff-wise was meaningless to the Giants. They were facing an undefeated team and pride was on the line. Several sports reporters said sit them, it won't matter. What did I say? The Giants, right now at the last game of the season, have no shot of winning the Super Bowl. If they play all the starters and give the Patriots a game, whether they win or lose, may just have that shot. They lost. But, the most important win was a month away.
People around the office were like this is going to be the worst Super Bowl ever. I was like the NFC is like an AFC team. Do not count the Giants out. The only heat on ESPN was the Patriots being the only undefeated team. The Giants beat two 13-3 teams in the playoffs. No spotlight on them. Did the Giants care? Michael Strahan put it simple; "The pressure is all on them. No one is picking us. if they lose, what are they gonna do."
The first 3 quarters were very defensive and close. The Giants defense sacking the hell out of Tom Brady, who seemed hobbled by a leg injury he differed a week before against the San Diego Chargers, but it did not seem to limit his passing ability at all.
The 4th quarter started and then history happened. The Patriots were up. The Giants facing a 3rd down with time running out. The Patriots blitzed, Manning looked sacked, it looked like the game was over. Eli somehow got of the tacklers way, still being chased, thre the ball downfield, looking way high of a receivers head. The receiver however, caught the ball between his hand and helmet, bringing it down without touching the ground.
A couple of plays later, Eli Manning passed a touchdown to Plaxico Burress, wide open in the end zone. I could not believe it. We were all jumping up and down. Then it hit us, Brady and the Patriots get the ball back with a little time on the clock. All that Brady needs. But this time what they needed and wanted, did not happen. The Patriots lost. Eli Manning. Super Bowl MVP? Wow.
Eli Manning went to being called a bum by Giants football fans to never having to pay for a meal or drink in New York City ever again. I attended the first game of the season for the Giants against the Cowboys in Texas Stadium. I told him, the team here is going to the Super Bowl and win it. I meant the Cowboys, but in the end, the Giants proved they were the best team in football. It really is not how you start but how you finish.-Dr.FB
(Honorable mention: Boston Celtics Clobber the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA Finals.)
First the Eagles were up. Then the Cowboys. Then The Eagles. Then The Cowboys...get the drift?
Tony Romo, overcoming a few mistakes early that put the Cowboys behind by 9, was able to bring Dallas from behind to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 41-37 in what will be the most talked about game...well of this weekend.
Yes, more talked about the New York Bretts getting the beatdown by the Matt Cassell led New England Patriots. More taked about then that old fashioned butt-whooping the Giants put on the hapless Rams. Even more talked about than that botched call in Denver that went against San Diego.
Make no mistake about it, Philly is a great team and losing in the regular season to the Cowboys means nothing. Just ask Eli Manning.
From commentators stating how Romo is looking like Brady (without them 3 rings mind you) and how T.O. is the most dominant reciever in the NFL. I am sure Randy Moss would disagree but with Brady on the bench, Moss and Brady have hooked up 23 times. T.O. and Jessica's man, 28 times.
You better see the highlights before you head anywhere today because people are def gonna be talking about this one....at least until next Sunday. Then it will be the Favre'less Packers taking on the Cowboys. One thing's for certain, unlike in this game, New England will be 3-0 after next week.
You just can't bet against the boys in the 818. -Dr.FB