Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, members squad, photographed in bikinis. Really not a whole lot more needs to be said
How are the Dallas Cowboys underdogs in this one? Are you serious?
It’s weird how the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Illini and Northwestern all saw their seasons, from a practical sense, end within a week or two of each other. Illinois and NU wrapped up their dreadful seasons this past Saturday, and the Minnesota Vikings OT upset made the rest of this year a moot point for the Bears. So all of Chicago’s NFL and college football teams are pretty much down now. And with Derrick Rose going down, my hometown’s NBA team is done too.
Tis the season right? It’s the most. Wonderful time. Of the year!
Bring on the Dallas Cowboys, are you ready for some football?
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (9-3) host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers (9-3) in a battle for first place in the NFC South on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 6 p.m. CST on NBC.
After starting the season with a 1-3 record, the Panthers have won eight consecutive games and are tied with the Saints for first place in the NFC South. The Saints are coming off a road loss to the Seahawks, but New Orleans is undefeated at home this season and is looking to regain their lead in the division. The Panthers are riding the hottest defense in the NFL. The Panthers D doesn’t have a lot of overwhelming names, but it’s truly Gestalt. A lot more than the sum of its parts.
With the recent rise of the Wisconsin college football program the Badgers in the NFL have had a similar uptick.
More and more guys are beginning to have a splash in the league and the guys over at Pro Football Focus (PFF) have an eagle eye on each one of them. If you’re not familiar with PFF, you’re living in the stone age of modern football analysis. Here at The Sports Bank, we’re big supporters of what they do, so we’ve oriented our weekly check-up around what they’re saying about Badgers in the NFL.
This week’s Badgers in the NFL is dominated by Russell Wilson who has the 11-1 Seahawks primed for a playoff run. Watch out for the Broncos’ rookie Montee Ball who notched his first 100 yard game. [Read more...]
The rookie wall may have hit Marc Trestman a little harder than he may have liked. The Chicago Bears start December reeling and stuck in the ninth spot in the NFC. The offense has been better than average, but the defense is regressing far beyond the mean. Tack on Trestman’s self-admittance of second-guessing his decisions and a rash of injuries, and you get a team that is struggling to remain in the playoff hunt.
Marc Trestman was brought in to give the Bears offense an infusion of current day NFL play calling, and that has happened. Jay Cutler and back-up Josh McCown have shown signs of competence leading to near-career and career numbers for the two signal callers. The two have an improved offensive line and legit offensive weapons to thank for making life easier on the field. Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte, and Martellus Bennett have excelled at various levels in Marc Trestman ’s offense. [Read more...]
San Francisco 49ers Tight End Vernon Davis is strongly against the idea of NFL players tackling opposing players by the penis. Vernon Davis took to Twitter a couple hours ago to express his strong stance on this pressing issue. He believes there should be a league rule against this:
Boomer Esiason is best known today for his role on CBS Sports, primarily on The NFL Today, as well as a morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN. Norman Julius Esiason is also a Monday Night Football analyst for Westwood One. He’s had a very interesting 2013 “media season.” Lawrence Taylor called him a dickhead live on a radio show. And Boomer Esiason made national headlines when he criticized Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears in the week leading up to NFL kickoff.
“He’s I guess, maybe in the top 15, I guess I would put him, but Chicago is a mid tier team in the NFC and the NFC is loaded,” Boomer Esiason said of Cutler.
Hard to say he’s wrong. Jay hasn’t really done anything this year to discredit that opinion, and labeling the Bears as a mid-tier team is very accurate. Maybe it’s even overrating them, considering they lost to the lowly Minnesota Vikings yesterday.
Jay Glazer reported on possible punishment for Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin after Tomlin’s near-interference with a Baltimore Ravens kick returner this past Thursday: “The Commissioner’s Office is going to come around on this tomorrow. Look, there are reports out there that they could lose draft picks. They’re not even talking about that. The Jets didn’t lose draft picks with the Sal Alosi incident a couple of years ago.
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford went to the Buffalo Bills game today rocking a Fred Jackson jersey. Yes, the same Rob Ford who happens to be a crack-smoking, real life version of the Chris Farley character “Tommy Boy.” The same Rob Ford who is the gift that keeps on giving; at least comedically. The same Rob Ford who crashed into….the same Rob Ford who…
Niki Noto is a University of Alabama graduate (Roll Tide!) After graduation she worked in the Tennessee Titans media relations and marketing department. In 2010, Noto moved to Atlanta and began working with the Atlanta Falcons as their “Inside Reporter.” In 2011, Noto’s duties expanded into the role of on field game host at the Georgia Dome.
Pittsburgh Steelers Placekicker Shaun Suisham swung and missed tonight on a field goal attempt. He didn’t just miss the field goal, or miss the kick. He missed the attempt of the kick. Shaun Suisham missed even trying to try the kick. In the third and final installment of the 2013 Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl, Suisham looked like a guy who might have been in a tryptothan induced coma; well he certainly ran like someone half asleep.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Books, tv shows, documentaries named all about “Killing Kennedy” are drawing a lot of interest. A show premiering next examines the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 Years Later from the perspective of the 1963 Dallas Cowboys, featuring interviews with Bob Lilly, Lee Roy Jordan, Pettis Norman & Gil Brandt.
“We were the team from Dallas, Texas. We were connected with killing the President of the United States.” – Lee Roy Jordan
“To many people around the country, the city of Dallas and anything that represented it was being held liable for the tragedy.” – Bob Costas