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NFL Football | The Sports Report Girl - Part 3

Ben Roethlisberger… Sexual Predator or Bad Drunk?

March 8, 2010 by SRG  
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The investigation into Ben Roethlisbergers alleged sexual assault case in will likely continue throughout the week. And while we all anxiously await word from the Milledgeville Police, one thing is already painfully clear Big Ben is starting to look a big dummy and a total creep!

2010 NFL Combine… Starring Tim Tebow!

It’s that time of year again… the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine is going on in Indianapolis. The yearly event features pro prospects at every position running a gauntlet of drills and sprints. From the 40 yard dash to the vertical leap, every hour of this week-long event is televised live (and repeated) on the NFL Network.

This year, though, things are a little different. No, the drills are still all the same, as is the meat-market atmosphere. What’s different is the presence of a certain prospect that goes by the name of Tim Tebow. As you can imagine, the hype surrounding this combine is off the charts. Everywhere you look, it’s Tim Tebow. Sure, he may be saving his new and improved throwing mechanics for his pro day later in the month, but he’s doing just about everything else you could want…

Including the Three Cone Drill. What’s that, you may ask? Well, the Three Cone Drill is a simple event where the participant runs a quick slalom back and forth between and around three different cones, about five yards apart. And Tebow ran one with a very good time… though I doubt he would say it was good. That’s because his time for the Three Cone Drill was… get ready for it… 6.66 second!

Get it? The NFL’s future Captain of the God Squad ran a 666!

It just doesn’t get better that that!

NFL Overtime Rules “Under Review”

March 1, 2010 by SRG  
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The NFL is finally considering a change to their long outdated overtime rules. The news is music to many football fans ears except when you dig a little deeper.

The competition committee is suggesting overtime be changed only for playoff games okay, so far, so good and that both teams get at least one offensive possession all right, even better unless the first team scores a touchdown. Then its game over.

Ridiculous, right? Both teams need at least one offensive possession, regardless of what the first team does. Anything short of that is simply unfair. But the NFL is concerned about other things much more than they are fairness. Like $$$.

Randy Moss Talking Himself Out Of New England

March 1, 2010 by SRG  
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Entering the last year of his current contract, New England Patriots star wide receiver Randy Moss said at a charity softball event that the upcoming season would be his last in New England. He said he would be playing elsewhere in 2011 due to the economics of the game and the track record of the Patriots with veteran players.

Now I dont know about you, but to me, thats one of the stupidest things Ive ever heard unless his intent was to ruffle managements feathers so he would get released and play elsewhere in 2010??? Then again, with Wes Welkers status after knee surgery still up in the air, I dont think the Pats are interested in letting Moss go anytime soon.

Archie & Eli Secretly Love Saints Super Bowl Victory

February 11, 2010 by SRG  
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I know I should be pleased with myself picking New Orleans to win, but Im still having a tough time coming to terms with the idea of the Saints as Super Bowl Champs. What’s next, the Detroit Lions?

I’m sure Peyton feels terrible throwing that pick-six, but something tells me Archie and Eli werent too upset about it. Keeps Peyton”s head from getting any bigger than it already is.

Best & Worst Commercials From Super Bowl XLIV

February 9, 2010 by SRG  
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When I was young girl, the Super Bowl almost always sucked. Year after year we were stuck with one blow out after another. But at least the commercials made up for the terrible games. Now it seems like we get great Super Bowls year in and year out, but somewhere along the line, the commercials have gone to hell.

Top 3 Super Bowl Commercials

February 8, 2010 by SRG  
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I’m still recovering from the party I attended last night, but in between sips of coffee and popping Tylenol this morning, I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts on what everyone loves about the Super Bowl… The Commercials.

All in all, I felt it was a pretty down year for Super Bowl Commercials. So many of them had what appeared to be a great setup, but fell apart when it came time to show the advertiser. Coke’s ad featuring The Simpsons comes to mind in that department. Also, most of CBS’ in house ads were especially awful… enough with Neil Patrick Harris, already!

For the record, there were only three commercials I really enjoyed. The Doritos spot with the little boy slapping his mother’s date, telling him to keep his hands off his moma and his Doritos. That was funny and cute.

Also, there was a commercial with Brett Favre where he was accepting the 2020 NFL MVP. I have no idea what the ad was for, but it was great to see him having fun at his own expense.

And my last pick is an exception to the earlier statement I made about the in house ads for CBS… How in the world did they get Jay Leno to do a spot for The Late Show with David Letterman? And while we’re at it, how did NBC allow it to happen? Is there some kind of Quid Pro Quo where Letterman will be in an ad for the Tonight Show during the Olympics? Crazy!

Anyway, those are my thoughts. A little later I may actually feel up to talking about the game itself.

Dwight Freeney… Ticket To Saints Victory!

February 3, 2010 by SRG  
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Its Super Bowl week, and all eyes are on Dwight Freeney more specifically, Dwight Freeneys Ankle. The super stud Defensive End hasnt practiced since injuring his ankle in the AFC Championship Game, and no one is certain whether he will be able to play in the Super Bowl.

The Sports Report Girl offers her thoughts, along with her Super Bowl Pick!

How To Fix The Pro Blow… I Mean Pro Bowl

February 3, 2010 by SRG  
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Okay, enough is enough its time the NFL fixed the Pro Bowl once and for all. And Im using the word fix in the most Sopranos-esque manner possible. Its time the NFL iced the Pro Bowl.

No one cares about a meaningless football game played at half speed. Which is why they should replace the Pro Bowl with a series of fun Skills Challenges.

Highlights From The Tim Tebow Bowl (formerly known as the Senior Bowl)

Tim Tebow’s stat line for the Tim Tebow Bowl wasn’t exactly superlative; he was 8-12 for 50 yards with two fumbles and no interceptions. But even though Tebow didn’t play great, there were a number of things we definitely learned about his possibilities at the next level.

The positives:
His drop was very good. He was noticeably better than Tony Pike of Cincinnati and Dan LeFevour from Central Michigan.

He made the NFL throws. The throws to the sideline, the comeback routes and the timing routes were all thrown where they needed to be and when they needed to be. He showed he can make the throws if given time.

The North defensive line absolutely embarrassed the South offensive line. Tebow got hit a few times and didn’t have much time to throw the ball. He didn’t make too many negative plays (even though he did fumble twice) and it showed he could be an every-down QB. Anyone just looking at the stat line would probably think that his 8-12 for 50 yards with two fumbles was bad, but in reality he played about as well as one could expect after learning an offense that week.

The negatives:
He looked slooooooooow when he tried to run. Tebow broke loose and tried to run the ball a couple times and both times was brought down quickly. Nobody was ever trying to champion Tebow as a speed demon, but running the ball is part of his appeal at the next level and he didn’t look capable of running it against NFL speed in the Senior Bowl.

His release is slooooooooooow. Tebow’s first fumble put this weakness on display. He can fire the ball into tight windows very well, but NFL defensive lines are going to be able to get to him easily if he doesn’t speed his delivery up.

He didn’t have a Tebow moment. There was no Gator chomping, no big play, no steamrolling of a defender. Nothing. Without a signature Tebow moment, all the SportsCenter nation will have to look at from the Senior Bowl performance are his under throws and fumbles.

All in all, I would give Tebow a B-minus for the Senior Bowl. He showed that he could do all the things that you have to do in the NFL, but he didn’t do them especially well. If he can translate his skills in the spread to an NFL-style offense like the ones he learned this week, he could be a good quarterback – maybe. I still maintain there is no way he drops out of the second round and if he goes there I think he’ll go early.

Other notes from the Tim Tebow Bowl:
Corey Chavous was far and away the most thuggish sideline reporter I’ve ever seen. His performance was gangsta.

USC running back Stafon Johnson, who had to have surgery on his larynx after dropping a weight on himself, didn’t quite look natural running the football. In his defense, it was his first football game since September.

Tony Pike looked horrendous. The North offense basically operated in spite of him as opposed to because of him. If I were an NFL scout I would remove him from my draft board completely.

I didn’t see a single Lions coach – the coaching staff for the North – wearing any Lions gear. Conversely, the Dolphins coaches were decked out in Dolphins gear from head to toe.

I think Zack Robinson could be this year’s Tom Brady. He’s mobile, has a nice arm and makes plays. He’ll probably go late, but I think he could be a great quarterback in a few years.

Brandon Graham made himself a guaranteed first round pick, maybe even a top 20 pick with his performance. Anyone trying to figure out how to make an extra $10 million should watch his performance.

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