10 Things I Took Away From Monday Night Football This Week

1.) Marshawn Lynch is Crazy-Beasty fast

[Yes, I made that term up.]

Holy Cannoli

I have never seen a running back plow through with no regard for anything in front of him the way he does.

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& He does it over…and over…and over again.

2.) Fleet Farm Toyland forgot about November

Commercial Break…

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WHY is Fleet Farm already telling us about Toyland opening at 7am… & layaway?! It’s the beginning of October. Gross…

Please… Stop it. 

3.) Another Minnesota Viking has left for Seattle

After playing with the convicts Minnesota Vikings for 11 years, Defensive Tackle – Kevin Williams is now with a few other smart and lucky players to make the transition to the Seahawks.

He follows suit after Percy Harvin (We’ll get to him shortly), Sidney Rice and A.J. Jefferson.

Cant say I really blame them; good move, guys.

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4.) If you live in Wisconsin, and like to drive drunk… call this guy

Local commercials are the best…aren’t they?

Pitsch Law will help you get out of your consequences. That’s what I took from that. What a terrible commercial. I promise – no more commercial talk.

5.) The Redskins are happy to have DeSean Jackson

Formerly a Philadelphia Eagle, DeSean Jackson caught a long touchdown pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins; closing the gap between the two teams by 10 points. They still had a chance…

That made touchdown catch #19 since entering the NFL in 2008 of 50+ yards. Fun Fact: That’s the most in the NFL, per ESPN.

6.) Penalties, Penalties, Penalties…

Not only are the Washington Redskins happy to have Desean Jackson… they should also be happy that the Seattle Seahawks managed to lose 90 yards over a span of 13 penalties. This could have been much uglier.

Speaking of penalties… 

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7.) Percy Harvin Is Annoyed

Percy had 3 touchdowns in Monday Night’s game against the Washington Redskins that were taken back due to penalties. (Two of them, back to back!) I was shocked when I saw his face on my television after the 3rd & he was smiling…. Keep it classy, Percy. I’d be going nutty.

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8.) Russell Wilson knows how to use his legs

Jeeze Louise… he is mobile! Every single play, Russell Wilson seems to know exactly where to move under pressure. The conclusion that I have come up with is that he hates getting sacked.

Russell Be Like:

Nope…Not happenin’ guys…gotta catch me first.

Suckers…

…First down. I looked good doing that, didn’t I?

9.) Richard Sherman Is Awesome & I love him

This, I already knew. It bothers me that people have beef with his explosive personality. Richard Sherman is smart. He only says things he is able to back up.

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Last night Pierre Garcon pulled Richard Sherman to the ground by his hair & well, that didn’t make Mr. Sherman very happy. He proceeded to tell cameras during his post game interview that Garcon, “Doesn’t matter in this league.”

Garcon responded with:

[#TeamRichardSherman …I love Richard Sherman. That’s it.]

10.) Fun Twitter Fact:

After last night… I think I might be a Seahawks Fan.  

…I suppose there are worse things to be.


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Hang In There: Another NFL Off-Season Is Almost Behind Us

Most devoted NFL fans are able to agree that there’s pretty much only one upside to the end of a football season:

You mean there’s another day of weekend that is open for activities?

I hope you’ve enjoyed leaving the house on Sundays for the past few months…while you were out, here are some things that happened.

Free agency started out with 431 eligible players in March; the teams were given a salary cap of $133 Million – which is $10 Million more than the previous year. Many teams made adjustments to increase the space under their cap.

Cornerback, Darrelle Revis left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers & was welcomed by the New England Patriots. Wide Receivers, DeSean Jackson (Eagles to Redskins) & Steve Smith (Panthers to Ravens) both will be catching passes somewhere new & Defensive End, Jared Allen will be playing for his former rival The Chicago Bears after spending 6 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. This one in particular hit home…& I blogged about it.

Who’s excited for some rookies?

The 2014 NFL Draft was held in New York City just as it has been since 1965 on May 8th through the 10th. It was later than usual this year due to a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall.

The number one overall pick of the 2014 draft went to Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney from the University of South Carolina chosen by the Houston Texans; Clowney was 2012 Defensive Player of the Year. In the 7th round the St. Louis Rams welcomed the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL – Defensive End, Michael Sam.

The teams who walked away with some of the best draft grades include the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars & the Cleveland Browns. Speaking of the Browns – does anyone else feel pretty uncertain of Quarterback, Johnny Manziel? I certainly wouldn’t want my new rookie quarterback partying with Justin Bieber…but hey… that’s just me.

There are some new rules & regulations coming to the 2014 NFL this season.

  • When defensive fouls occur this year – the next play will resume from it’s previous, original position rather than the place of the foul.
  • Since 1974 the goal post has been 30 feet high, this will be risen to 35 feet.
  • Also, in regards to the goal post, thanks to New Orleans Saint Tight-End, Jimmy Graham – any player who chooses to celebrate with the goal post will be penalized 15 yards. Last year, Graham bent a goal post while celebrating a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in week 12.
  • Because of few disputed replay reviews last year, referee’s will be able to communicate with the command center during replay reviews this year.

There are 6 Sunday’s remaining before the start of a new season, where hopes can be high for everyone; every team starts out undefeated.

Households will have the aroma of charcoal, beer & brats by ten o’clock in the morning. Football families* will be walking through front doors – proudly covered in their team’s attire. High fives will be had by many.

The 95th season of the National Football League kicks off this year when The Superbowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday September 4, 2014

*Football Families: People that come over every Sunday, who never knock & always bring food.

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5 Reasons Why I Love Football (& Why More Ladies Should)

1.) The Apparel For Women Within The NFL Market Is Flat Out Adorable.

Just because you’re watching football with the guys (I’ll get to that next) does not mean you can’t support your team and look like a lady! Google It!

The NFL (and a ton of retailers) have made it excessively easy to feel dainty & cute while you smash a chip filled with guacamole into your mouth and scream at the television set.

Regardless of how cute you look…that does sound like fun, right?

2.) Real Quality Time With The Men In Your Life (And Their Friends…)

I hope you like your boyfriend/husband/father/brother’s friends…

Stop. If not, this does not apply to you & you may skip to #3.

Most non-bitchy girls I know would rather hang out with Men over Women anyway. There is just something about hanging around a bunch of men in their element (i.e. Football, Beer & Snacks) that’s just flat out fun. It’s a legit good time. Who doesn’t love a strong manly high five?! Lady or not, you have to appreciate a man’s high five over most women’s sad attempts.

Why do some girls get all shy about high-fiving? It’s supposed to be exciting; I don’t want you to gently place your hand on mine… Maybe you’re not aware, but it’s supposed to make noise. I want you to hit it.

Back on track…

#3.) You Can Cheer For Whoever You Want. 

If you aren’t already locked in, there is no rule that says you have to cheer for your home team. Typically, you do…but you’re a grown woman & you can do what you want. Do you like the colors of a certain team? Go with it…

Many years ago, my love for the Carolina Panther’s was the reason I rocked a very stylish Carolina Panther (pullover) Starter Jacket, fully equipped with that big ol’ pouch/pocket in front. I loved it.

If you need a visual – I can help with that…

Carolina Panther Black Pullover Starter Jacket

I also wore these.

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(Pridefully, I might add.)

Zubaz is what they’re called – and apparently they are still being made. So, find your colors gals and get to ordering.

4.) Ahem…You’ll See.

Cam Newton
Cam Newton
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson
Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski
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Clay Matthews

Yeah… That sums up #4.

5.) The NFL Is The Ultimate Reality TV – Nonstop.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love me some Bachelor(ette), America’s Next Top Model & X-Factor; but there just aren’t channels that stream (LIVE) updates & current information on those people constantly.

I’m nosey, you’re nosey…we’re all nosey.

If you invest some fanship into the NFL you get NFL Network & ESPN – even during the off season! Better yet, you can watch Redzone (aka: best thing ever) alllll day *commercial free* every Sunday .

I don’t like waiting months for my trashy trash shows to come back after the seasons have ended – and once it finally airs again, it’s a completely new cast*.  I have to waste the first 3 weeks on “getting to know” everyone.

Conveniently, with the wonderful NFL – Once a year, one batch of new characters*  (some that you may already know of) gets thrown into the mix of people we already know and love (and sometimes hate).

(*Cast = Acting / *Characters = Interesting People).

From the villains like HimThese guys & Them – to the players who make your heart warm like HimThis guy & These men… there’s typically something going on to talk about, on a fairly regular basis.

Nonstop.