Super Bowl week is upon us, and in order to prepare ourselves mentally for the big game ahead, it often helps to look back upon the season that was, to remember how exactly we got here in the first place.
Fortunately for those with attention deficit disorder, the folks at ESPN put together highlights from the 2013 NFL season in just 2 minutes and 40 seconds, so you don’t have to waste any of your valuable time with a more in-depth analysis.
Here’s the latest commercial from the ad wizards at Vitmain Water, featuring everyone’s favorite nutbar, Gary Busey, as Fantasy Football Attorney Norman Tugwater.
Adrian Peterson and Shaquille O’Neal are in there too … words don’t really do it justice, so just watch for yourselves:
I just can’t help but enjoy anything with Busey in it … he’s so fascinating to watch, and you know he could go postal at any moment. Fortunately, the director on this ad did a superb job of capturing Busey’s bubbling insanity in all it’s natural glory.
Of course, I’m not sure what any of this has to do with energy drinks, but its still good stuff.
This might have been the best highlight from yesterday’s game action. Watch Adrian Peterson destroy Steelers DB William Gay during a losing effort. Watch the defender’s legs flail wildly in the air as he gets run over:
As we head into Week 3 of the 2009 NFL season, the marquis match-up this afternoon comes between two 2-0 ball clubs who love to run the football: the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers.
Head Coach Mike Singletary has the 49ers playing inspired football through 2 games, and he brings a swarming defensive unit that stifles opposing running games (currently ranked 3rd in the NFL against the rush). But Pro Bowl LB Patrick Willis will will have his hands full with RB Adrian Peterson, in a match-up of two of the best young players in the game. Willis and Peterson came into the league together in 2007, and when they met as rookies, AP was held to a career-worst 3 yards on 14 attempts. Don’t think he’s forgotten about it. The Vikings are currently 2nd in the NFL in rushing with 168.5 yards per game, so it’s going to be strength against strength in the Metrodome this afternoon.
On the other side of the ball, SF RB Frank Gore is coming off 3 consecutive 1,000 yard seasons, and had 200+ yards last week against the Seahawks. For the Vikings, LB Chad Greenway will be faced with the tough task of trying to contain Gore.
And oh yeah, some guy Brett Favre is also playing in this one.
Should be a lot of good hitting this afternoon, in an early season classic NFC match-up. Enjoy the games!!!
In honor of the passing of Patrick Swayze, we wanted to pay tribute to one of our favorite film character’s of all time – Roadhouse‘s bad ass “cooler” with a sensitive soul, Dalton.
So in that spirit, we bring you Dalton’s Week 1 NFL Plays of the Week:
All you have to do is follow three simple rules.
One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected.
Brandon Stokeley’s miracle 87-yd tipped-ball TD reception:
Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Adrian Peterson’s 64-yd TD run against the Browns:
And three, be nice.
Tom Brady gives Suzy Kolber the ol’ brush off after Monday Night’s Patriots/Bills game:
Looks like Mr. Brady doesn’t know about the third rule. Fare the well, Dalton. Fare thee well.
Per beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns Head Coach Eric Mangini will not reveal his starting quarterback for Sunday’s home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
Cabot reports that Mangini will “tell the two quarterbacks in the ‘near future’ in separate conversations with each of them. He said he’ll explain to them why and how the decision was made. He said as a defensive coordinator, it’s difficult to prepare for an offense when the quarterback is unknown… He said he expects both quarterbacks to prepare as though they’re the starter.”
This is dangerous territory. We doubt the Minnesota Vikings are in awe of either quarterback. Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson combined for one touchdown pass in the preseason–it’s not as if the Vikes are game planning for Joe Montana, only to discover, moments before kickoff, that Steve Young is starting.
The bigger concern for Cleveland is containing Adrian Peterson and finding a way to rush for more than 30 yards against Minnesota’s blistering defensive front. These head games equate to nothing, and Minnesota’s feathers are unruffled by this mystery.