180 results for 'football'
In a game of must wins and too many similarities, the Vikings special teams found a way to get it done. Favre had yet another mediocre performance and Romo, despite throwing 3 TDs still put up 2 interceptions. This game was won despite the quarterback on one side and because of the QB on the other.
Favre continued his mediocre play with a 14 for 19, 118 yard 1 TD and 1 INT effort. He did not look good again and even with the addition of Moss, he just couldn't throw the ball well at all. Moss had a total of 5 catches for 55 yards and no TDs. All of the receivers had anemic numbers.... (more)
Most of the sports media talking heads would have you believe that Randy Moss will save the Vikings from mediocrity this season by his addition alone. That Randy Moss will save Brett Favre from looking like a complete bonehead for returning to play another season. But their assumptions are wrong.
Randy Moss is a great receiver who was made better by going to New England. The Patriots system of play and their system of player accountability made Moss respectable again. He went from pretend mooner to half of one of the most prolific QB/WR components to ever grace the game. Moss, however,... (more)
Wishing to write today on a lighter subject matter than my usual rants about the social and political wrongs and evils in the world, I decided to weigh in (literally!) on the upcoming football season and give you a dish handed down thoughout the generations in Brooklyn, N.Y. There would be no true justice in the world did not a boy who grew up in the Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst areas not chime in on this critical and important matter.
Anyone not familiar with the areas mentioned above should know that the neighborhoods are predominantly Italian and Italian-American, and they are a people... (more)
Well, believe it or not, the United States actually briefly caught World Cup fever. When 19 million people in this country tune in to watch anything it’s a big deal - when they do it to watch a game which has historically been relegated to "also ran" status, it’s monumental. And so it was last Saturday when a confluence of good timing, great marketing and a little Yankee good fortune made the United States vs. Ghana the most watched soccer game in U.S. television history. Of course, that’s nothing compared to the over 106 million people that watched the Super Bowl, but it’s more than the 18.4... (more)
Playing PES 2010, you could be forgiven for wondering just how much further football games can advance. Not very much might be your initial assumption. The graphics and gameplay in Konami’s latest footballing extravaganza are awe-inspiring. Players, famous and not so, are well rendered and are instantly recognisable by features, as well as more subtle observance of gait and playing style. Non-player controlled members of your team will work intelligently, depending on their individual attributes, and will place themselves in appropriate positions for seamless passes and quick runs. The more... (more)
...but may very well cost you your reputation and/or your job. Right now the popular, reactionary move is to criticize the rookie head coach’s decision to pull his starters in the second half, essentially sacrificing the Colts’ undefeated season and their shot at moving in on the plot of football perfection currently occupied exclusively by the ’72 Dolphins.
And make no mistake, everyone from hardcore Colts fans to general football purists are vehemently decrying Caldwell’s move. A caller to a local sports talk show in Indy declared that he was trading in his Colts-themed... (more)
'Tis the eve of the playoffs, and oh boy what a scene,
Still thirteen teams trying to earn Game Seventeen,
The Chargers and Vikings and Eagles have berths,
And the Colts, Saints, and Cards have all proven their worth,
But with six spots remaining and two weeks to play,
Who will survive to compete one more day?
The NFC only has three teams to choose,
With two wild card invites for team ball clubs to lose,
Barring collapses of epic proportions,
Even Dallas won't suffer December contortions,
For the Cowboys and Packers... (more)
...think the BCS got it all wrong, as per usual. Looking at the bowl half empty, this consensus is correct. Looking at the bowl half full, the critics are - believe it or not - the ones that are wrong.
Every year, fans demand that the most deserving, talented, and successful college football programs have the opportunity to face each other in the best bowl possible. With the national title game out of the question, the Fiesta Bowl was actually blessed with the third- and fourth-best teams in the country: Boise State and Texas Christian.
An overwhelming desire to stick it to ... (more)
Growing up with a love for the sport of soccer and spending my early childhood years in South Africa, World Cup 2010 is of great fascination to me as it is to billions of people around the world.
South Africa, the Rainbow Nation, the Hope of Africa, has had it's share of challenges and in numerous ways has not lived up to the expectations and hopes of many who saw the mantle of freedom sweeping across a magically, beautiful part of our world.
Despite horrid violence, poverty, an educational system that has yet to improve, and a country that has only recently recognized AIDS... (more)
...suggest that the Titans have indeed witnessed a franchise savior born again. Look past all the headlines ahd hoopla, and the incredible "Invinceable" Young may just be all smoke and mirrors already.
In Tennessee's first six games, they played on the road four times against four of the football's best teams - at the time. While the Steelers and Jets have plummeted back to mediocrity, does anyone truly think Young would have actually throttled Ben Roethlisberger and at-the-time stud rookie phenom Mark Sanchez in weeks 1 and 3, respectively? Indianpolis has overcome every mistake and... (more)