What we have up above, ladies and gentlemen, is the birth of cable TV’s next great villain. This past Sunday, while most of America was watch the San Francisco 49ers beat the brakes off of the Detroit Lions, viewers of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire were introduced to Nucky Thompson’s main antagonist of the season – Gyp Rosetti. Armed with a sharp tongue and a proclivity for brutality, Mr. Rosetti is certain to make things difficult for Nucky and his crew of bootleggers and crooked politicians. Although he’ll more than likely end up a bullett riddled corpse by season’s end, his rise should be well worth the season long watch.
Moving on to tonight’s game – I’m taking the Panthers over the Giants. Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will sit out tonight’s matchup with a banged up toe while the Giants will be without both running back Ahmad Bradshaw and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Look for Cam Newton to out-duel Eli tonight in Carolina
Anyone who watched this past Thursday’s matchup of the Chicago Bears versus the Green Bay Packers witnessed Jay Cutler suddenly devolve into a petulant, prepubescent girl who’d had her American Girl doll collection taken away from her. The arm flailing, the eye rolling, the sourpuss mug he kept on his face, the constant yelling at teammates – Cutler’s time on the field amounted to a sixty minute temper tantrum that his parents surely placed him in a corner for upon their return home.
I began the 2011 season by picking 14 out of 16 games correctly on my way to finishing the season in the top 87-percentile in ESPN’s Pig Skin Pick Em. This was simply picking the winners of the games without paying any mind to the points scored and who’s covering the spread. I figured if I was good at picking winners, I’d do half decently picking against the spread. Well, my Week 1 results were a complete dumpster fire and my foolish faith in Little Miss Cutler and the Bears has me in an early 0-1 hole for Week 2. Thru 17 games played thus far in the 2012 season, I’ve picked 5 correctly against the spread. Five out of seventeen may be a respectable MLB batting average, but in the world of NFL gambling, a record like that just may cost you your thumbs. Luckily, I’m smart enough not to put any money down on these games. The risk is just too big. Follow below for the rest of my Week 2 picks … Continue reading
ESPN’s NFL analyst John Clayton stars in one of the funniest “This is Sportscenter” spots to date.
Greg Jennings thrust himself onto the scene during his rookie year back in 2006 by catching Brett Favre’s 400th touchdown pass early in the season. One Super Bowl victory and two Pro Bowl appearances later, it’s safe to say that Greg Jennings has become a stalwart presence within the organization. Could that be set to change? With his contract set to expire at the end of this season, Jennings has his future in mind as he approaches what could very well be his final season in green and gold. Continue reading
This video is not for the squeamish
Tennessee Titans wide receiver/return specialist Marc Mariani suffered a broken leg during Thursday night’s game versus the Arizona Cardinals. He stayed on the ground for several minutes before finally being carted away.
In the video above, New York Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul dumps cornerback Prince Amukamara into a cold tub, much to the delight of their surrounding teammates
- NSFW due to numerous expletives, including flagrant use of the “N-Word”
- What the hell did Prince do to bring this sort of “Locker Room Justice” on?
- What the hell was punter Steve Weatherford thinking by posting this on the web?
Earlier today, Complex Media Network released a teaser promo showing two of my favorite artists going head to head in Madden NFL ’13. The entire feature will be released next Tuesday, August 28th, the same day Madden hits stores.