Football players (and coaches and front-office people) say the darndest things
George H.W. Bush was elected president. Rain Man was movie of the year. Rick Astley was non-ironically popular. But people around the NFL were saying ridiculous things, just like they do today.
We now know the teams in the Super Bowl. Some people are cheering for the Patriots. Some people are cheering for the Falcons. But pretty much nobody is cheering for Roger Goodell.
'Tis the time of year for playoff reactions, trash talk, free-agent prep, new coaches, new cities, and abandoned barbecue grills.
It takes a lot to bump the playoffs out of the headlines. Moving from San Diego to Los Angeles will do it.
The stars of this week, as is often the case, are the fabulous Bennett Brothers.
The Buffalo Bills fired their coach this week, but as is usually the case when it comes to Rex Ryan, things didn't go very smoothly.
This week: quarterback controversies, lewd dances, bad headlines, shots at Jeff Fisher, Skip Bayless exposed, and Richard Sherman making friends as usual.
These days, it seems all anyone ever wants to talk about is old Rams coaches, new Rams coaches, future Rams coaches, and terrible Rams football games.
This week: a bad coach gets paid, then insulted; a bad quarterback gets optimistic; another bad quarterbcak gets a cunning plan; a bad play gets Matt Ryan irked; a bad play gets burned; and Jets and Raiders fans get drunk.
This week: Doug Baldwin loves us, Bill Belichick hates us, a bunch of NFL people take shots at each other, and everyone likes getting paid