“Hmmm, didn’t see that one coming.”
As I’m typing this, I bet Roger Goodell is slapping skinny interns around his office. Meanwhile, NFLPA reps are busy posting LOLcat pictures all over the Commish’s Facebook page. With the player-related Bounty Gate suspensions overturned (albeit temporarily), Goodell’s gotten the first big rebuke of his tenure as the Boss. Obviously, this is great news for the Saints as well as the Browns (and a massive victory for the NFLPA). Anthony Hargrove is probably pissed considering that had the Packers known he’d be available for week one, they might not have cut him and he might not have spent the last two weeks on his couch crying into giant bowls of Lucky Charms.
To be brief about what went down, today a three-judge panel ruled not that Goodell was out of order by suspending players in the first place, but that he did not have the right as Commissioner to hear and rule on the their appeals. In short, he bit off more than he could chew and he was called out on it. It will be interesting to see how Goodell reacts after being shown up in front of the entire league and its fan base. Judging by his track record, he’ll probably just turn into even more of a hard-ass. Tomorrow morning he’ll be on the phone with Pacman Jones, telling him he’s suspended for the remainder of the year on suspicions of Thoughtcrime.
This NFL off-season has been as compelling as any in recent memory, but there is typically a lull in football news right after the draft. I mean to fill that lull with ridiculous lists!
Not sure who is less gifted as a comedian in this picture
The general perception of Eli Manning’s performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend is that it wasn’t all that memorable, but he didn’t fall flat on his face either. Given his…wooden nature, I’d say this is a success. This got me thinking about what NFL players I would most like to see host the popular sketch show. Here are five of them, in no particular order. Continue reading
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Saints fans reaction to announcement
What this means for Saints fans: Second straight year starting a season without Will Smith. Not much else negative, seeing as Lofton and Hawthorne were already prepared to play in Vilma’s place. There’s a little extra money saved up that they can use to sweeten the deal with Brees, although that probably won’t be done for another month at least. Overall, this means the team knows who they’re going forward with, and they can finally get to business.
What this means for Saints haters/detractors: You can make jokes about it from time to time, but make sure they’re good ones. Star Wars jokes aren’t funny anymore.
Although this one is an exception.
Image and photo credit taken from cbssports.com
What this means for Jonathan Vilma: He’ll have all year long to prepare for next season’s Dancing with the Stars.
What this means for the Packers: “Wait, Anthony Hargrove is on our team?” – Packers fan.
What this means for ESPN: Good luck getting NFL offseason material now, bitches!*remembers Tim Tebow still exists* Never mind, you guys are fine.
What this means for Vikings Fans: You still didn’t win a Super Bowl.
What this means for non-NFL fans: Hopefully you won’t have to hear anything about the New Orleans Saints until they win the Super Bowl again. In 2042.
What this means for me: LET’S WRITE ABOUT OTHER TEAM’S FUCKUPS!
Serious end note: R.I.P. to Junior Seau. Too few details to say anything more, but best wishes go to his family and friends at this time.