Football Odds and Ends

Basketball is over and not a minute too soon. Looks like football season is already cranked up. Actually, football season never ends, it just has brief pauses. Fortunately, we can all get our fix soon enough.

Saw a few things on football related news:

Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots tight end, had his house searched and now is likely to be arrested shortly. Seems Hernandez is in multiple events. A friend of his was recently murdered and the body was found near Hernandez’ home. Hernandez destroyed his home surveillance system, his cellphone and is no longer cooperating with police.

Perhaps the news that Rob Gronkowski and Hernandez will likely miss time to open the season might give a recently signed left-handed quarterback the chance to take some reps at tight end?

niners head coach Jim Harbaugh said he’s noticed the drug issues the Seattle Seahawks are having. Harbaugh cites Bo Schembechler as an inspiration here:

“Play by the rules,” Harbaugh said he told his players. “And you always want to be above reproach. Especially when you’re good, because you don’t want people to come back and say they’re winning because they’re cheating. … So we want to be above reproach in everything and do everything by the rules. Because if you cheat to win, then you’ve already lost, according to Bo Schembechler. And Bo Schembechler is about next to the word of God as you can get in my mind. It’s not the word of God, but it’s close.”

Some Seattle players took offense to Harbaugh’s comments, and threatened violence. Even a wide receiver named Golden Tate:

Asked what he would do if Harbaugh ever lined up across from him, Tate replied, “Well, I’d be on offense trying to score a touchdown on him. Defensively, that’s a little different because they tackle and they can really be aggressive. … But I would try and give him the Sean Lee treatment. I would do that.”

Heh. Like Harbaugh’s ever going to line up across from him. By the way, that’s the same Golden Tate that took credit for the fake touchdown counted by the bogus replacement refs in stealing a game from Green Bay. Perhaps we should thank Tate for that maneuver; it got the real officials back so they could go back to blowing calls. Anyway, the Seahawks and their cheating has done one thing I never thought possible: It’s made me think highly enough of the niners to actually spell niners with a capital “N”. Not in this post, not yet, but we’ll get there.

The Minnesota Vikings new receiver, former Packer Greg Jennings says his feud with former Green Bay teammates Aaron Rodgers and James Jones is just jokes. Rodgers got in a “joke” here at a Packers offseason function:

Rogers was asked about former Packers wide receiver Greg Jenningsmoving to theMinnesota Vikings.

“Who?” replied Rodgers, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Jennings responded with this little gem:

by telling the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he would take Brett Favre over “the guy they have now” at quarterback.

Hey, you have to be thick-skinned to play on your team, much less on another one in the NFL.

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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