Between deflated footballs, litigation, concussions, racists team names and a General Manager’s wife saying a reporter was sucking cock for inside scoops there are enough headlines surrounding the NFL off the field to fill an entire off-season. Thankfully a week from now the season is going to kick off and we can focus our attention back to the actual game. The Tom Brady situation will continue to linger on but that’s avoidable if you make the effort to ignore it. This NFL season has too many interesting subplots and these stories need more attention not how many PSI were or were not in a football.
Interestingly enough as I was written this post the news has just been released that Tom Brady’s 4 game suspension has been vacated. The judge has overruled the NFL’s decision and Brady is free. In the words of Jay-Z “Not Guilty ya’ll got to feel me”. This instantaneously moves the Patriots to favorites in the AFC. I initially had the Colts winning but right now I see no reason why the Patriots aren’t going to light the league on fire and head back to the Super Bowl. They’re going to have a huge target on their back (like all defending champs do) but this time it’s Brady vs. everyone. Imagine the awkwardness when Roger Goodell has to hand Tom Brady the MVP trophy.
Right now every team (except the Raiders, Jags and Redskins) probably think they have a legitimate case to go to the playoffs. That picture will definitely change in the matter of weeks but who are we to tell Cleveland Browns fans there is no hope for you even though one snap hasn’t been made. The same goes for the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams who all have expectations of significant improvement and maybe a wild card birth.
Should Adrian Peterson be eligible for Comeback Player of the Year award? I know the answer is yes he can be but should he be? Is it really a comeback if what you are coming back from is your own stupid decisions? The same argument can be made in Major League Baseball with Alex Rodriguez. So for the record I do believe AP will be the most impactful “Comeback Player” but I’m going with Sam Bradford because if he succeeds then that is more in the spirit of the award than a guy who beats his children.
I’m going the conservative route with my Super Bowl prediction and saying the Patriots and the Seahawks. Nothing would make me happier than to see a rematch of last season’s affair. This will be Super Bowl 50 and it has to be epic in the same way Wrestlemania X was. I was right with my pick last season when I selected both of these teams so I’m going to see if I can catch lightning in a bottle twice. Super Bowl 50 will be held at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, CA about 30 mins south of San Mateo the hometown of Tom Brady.
Is Tim Tebow going to make the Eagles roster? (N0)
- How many games does Johnny Manziel start this season?
- Over/Under five wins a piece for Winston & Mariota?
- Does anyone from the NFC South finish with a record above .500?
- Will the Raiders & Jaguars win a road game this year? (Both 0-8 LY)
- Will the Packers & Broncos lose a home game this year? (Both 8-0 LY)
- Will the Bucs win a home or division game this year (Went 0-8 LY)
- Over/Under 1,300 yards rushing for Adrian Peterson this year?
- Will a Kansas City Chiefs WR catch a touchdown this year?
- How long will the Titans losing streak reach? (Currently at 10 games)
- Over/Under 4 touchdowns for JJ Watt this season?
- Will the Madden cover jinx infect Odell Beckham Jr.?
- When does the media begin to call Colin Kaepernick overrated?
- Is Jay Gruden still the coach of Washington at season’s end?
- Does Trent Richardson play another second in the NFL ever again?