So far, the story of the 2012 NFL off-season is Colts QB Peyton Manning, and where he’s going to play next season. The back-and-forth between Manning and Colts’ owner Jim Irsay has reached a near-comical level of he said-she said, with Irsay saying on Thursday that they’re currently in negotiations with the veteran quarterback. But the general consensus seems to be that Irsay is just posturing for the media, and that Pey-Pey has likely played his last down as a Colt.
Vegas released updated odds today on where Manning will play in 2012, which place the Dolphins as the favorite to land Peyton at 2.5-to-1, barely edging out “Does Not Play” (currently getting 3-1 odds), for those who believe Peyton’s neck injury could force him into early retirement. The Redskins are next in what seems like a perfect Dan Snyder move, followed by the Colts and Cardinals at 5-1, and Jets at 6-1.
My gut says Peyton will end up in either Washington or Arizona … what do you think?
SEE THE COMPLETE PEYTON MANNING ODDS AFTER THE JUMP
This hilarious Lethal Weapon 3 poster spoof – with Chad Ochocinco, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick playing the roles of Danny Glover, Mel Gibson and Joe Pesci, respectively - is apparently the new avatar for Ochocinco’s Twitter account.
Good stuff, but this new partnership hasn’t exactly proved to be “lethal” so far. Unfortunately for Chad, it seems as though he’s spending way more time on Twitter than he is studying the Patriots playbook, netting just 11 catches for 201 yards and 0 touchdowns this year. And while it’s definitely cool, let’s not pretend that Chad actually tried his hand at photoshop and created this masterpiece himself … I’m guessing it’s a piece of fan art from one of his nearly 3 million (!!!) followers.
[H/T Pats Propaganda]
You may have noticed that we’ve remained quiet on the whole Brett Favre streak-ending saga up until now. That wasn’t unintentional. We figure you can find your fill of Favre news pretty much everywhere else on TV and the interwebs. In fact, you probably can’t really escape it right now.
But last night during the Vikings-Giants game, with the NFL’s ironman watching from the sidelines in street clothes for the first time since the first Bush administration, we couldn’t help but notice something. With all due respect for what he’s accomplished over the course of his career, last night Brett just looked old. With his hand purpled and his face & body showing the wear and tear of 297 starts, for the first time ever, the guy actually looks his age. It’s painfully clear – surprisingly, even to Favre himself – that it’s time to hang ‘em up.
And when the Fox cameras turned on the ol’ gunslinger during the waning minutes of the 4th quarter, it really helped put things into perspective. I mean, just look at this sad bastard:
With his hand firmly planted down his pants, the correlation to Al Bundy from Married With Children was too obvious. So we went ahead and obliged with the photoshopped banner pic … we’ll let someone else make the other obvious Jenn Sterger/cell phone pic cracks.
As a blogger, you come across some weird stuff on the interwebs. But every once in a great while you happen upon a blog that is so beautifully conceived, so well-executed, well … that it just makes you smile. Even if you’re not sure why.
Such is the case with Bread People, which came to us late this Wednesday like a beacon of light. Like any good American, we love our carbs, and this blog just spoke to us. There are a lot of excellent sports-related images on this site, but this being an NFL blog, we want to bring to your attention a few in particular. We hope you enjoy:
CONTINUE AFTER THE JUMP FOR BREAD FAVRE
So this video of Brett Favre getting hit in the junk by a football has been making the rounds today. By itself, it’s nothing particularly special … just your run-of-the-mill physical/groin humor at its most base level. Clearly not high brow enough for our tastes here at RnR.
However, when taken in context with the events of the past week, Favre’s private parts have taken on added, special meaning. Were the Gods sending Brett a bit of karmic retribution for his alleged indiscretions? That’s really not for us to decide, so we’ll get right to the point of this post. The real win here comes from the fact that the internet has already taken that video clip and mashed it up with one of the greatest episodes of The Simpsons of all time. And any opportunity to combine the NFL with the Simpsons is a good enough excuse for a post around these parts.
Watch now as Farve takes the place of Hans Moleman, and this puerile clip is transformed into a cinematic masterpiece: