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Random thoughts, best quotes, and more from Week 12

I didn’t think it would be possible this season for any division to sink below the depths of the dreadful AFC South, that hell hole of a football hades where teams with 2-7 records were still in contention.  The Tennessee Titans?!  Egads.

But lo and behold, in the last couple of weeks, the Colts have turned things around and the incredibly bad Houston Texans have turned into the incredibly slightly above average Houston Texans.  Not only is the AFC South going to put an over .500 team in the playoffs, right now they’ve got an extra team in contention for one of the wildcard spots.  Holy muncroli!

In its place, the NFC East has quietly surpassed the AFC South in SUCK.   The consensus worst team in the division, the Washington RacialSlurs, who have a borderline NFL player at quarterback in Kirk Cousins, are now in first place.  The Cowboys are in total freefall, granted it’s because of injury, but they may not win again.  They’re only made to look acceptable by the even more dreadful Philadelphia Eagles, who WILL NOT win again this year.

Even the New York Giants, the presumptive winners by default, have found multiple ways to blow game after game.  The 5-6 Giants could easily be 9-2, having blown late leads against Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia & New England.  That they also lost to garbage Washington isn’t even factored into the equation.  Someone shoot the NFC East and put it out of its misery.  Please?!  In the alternative, this is a continuation of my previous argument about either getting rid of or contracting NFL divisions. These teams do not belong in the playoffs.

This Week’s Sucked And Won

Frank Gore, RB (IND):  The Colts win over the Bucs was closer than the 25-12 final score might indicate, and a big problem for Indianapolis was the futility of their running game, highlighted by Gore’s 24 yards on 19 carries.  You certainly can’t accuse them of not sticking with the run, it just never worked.  At all.
Remember John Madden giving out the turkey leg from the Madden Cruiser on Thanksgiving every year.  If he was still around doing games, this year’s recipient would definitely have been Lions LB DE Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, who recorded 4 tackles and 3.5 sacks in the Lions’ blowout win over the Eagles.

Shocking Realization of the Week

When his Seahawks beat the Steelers on Sunday 39-30, it marked the first time Russell Wilson has won a game in which his defense gave up 25 points or more.  He was 0 for the previous 13 occasions.

This week’s catch of the day doesn’t go to a receiver at all.  Instead, Panthers LB Luke Kuechly gets the nod for his over the shoulder interception of Tony Romo in the first half of Carolina’s win over Dallas on Thanksgiving Day.  That was way too pretty a catch for a linebacker to make, but it was just 1 of XXXX interceptions by Kuechly, who was apparently trying to show off his finer skills instead of just tackling the hell out of people.

Do yourself a favor and find video of this to watch. Awesome.

Do yourself a favor and find video of this to watch. Awesome.

This Week’s Great But Lost

Odell Beckham Jr., WR (NYG):  Beckham’s 9 catches for 142 yards and a TD edges out equally stellar numbers from the Bills’ Sammy Watkins, because of his remarkable touchdown catch, which featured full extension fingertip control of the ball and then maintaining possession as he slammed into the ground.  As my son pointed out, it was like a great catch by a baseball outfielder, only barehanded and with a big, oblong, difficult to handle ball.

Word out of New England is that Rob Gronkowski’s injury, which looked awfully bad when he was being carted off the field in the 4th quarter of the Patriots’ loss to Denver on Sunday, is actually not that serious, and Gronk will probably only miss a game, maybe two.  That’s especially good news for Tom Brady.  If you take a look at Brady’s numbers in 2013, when Gronkowski was sidelined for 9 games with injury, you’ll see that his passer rating was 10 points lower than in the year before and after.  Similarly, he had more touchdowns and fewer interceptions in both the year before and after.  While his yardage totals were roughly the same,  Brady also took a significantly higher number of sacks in the year Gronk wasn’t there.  That’s because Gronkowski’s demands attention from the best athletes the defense can put on the field, meaning those guys aren’t rushing the passer.

Mark it down here, if Gronkowski DOES wind up missing significant time, it will completely take apart the Patriots offense.  They will have no better chance without Gronk than they would if Brady himself went down.

 

Thursday Pick:  Green Bay (-3) @Detroit (Westgate Superbook)

How convenient that both of these teams played last Thursday as well.  For once the NFL did something smart and allowed two teams to match up evenly in terms of rest.  Meanwhile, the Packers are poison right now.  You can’t pick them, they’re in a dreadful slump and can’t beat anyone.  You can’t pick against them either.  At any moment, they could break out of this and torch somebody for 50 points.  I wouldn’t bet this game.  You shouldn’t either.

Green Bay Packers 27 Detroit Lions 21

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“Jim Bob and I have a good relationship. He’s a smart guy. He communicates well with the guys on our offense. He’s young in his job, but he’s not afraid. He’s aggressive. That’s fun. That rubs off on guys when a guy is aggressive and trusts us to go out and make good decisions.”
— Lions QB Matt Stafford, on sometimes maligned offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.  For the record, this also is probably the first time ever that someone with a name as dumb as “Jim Bob Cooter” has been called “smart.”

“I get it. We’re at their place. That’s what the referee said to me and I can’t argue that. If it would have been at our place, it wouldn’t have been a big deal.”
— Panthers CB Josh Norman, on a late game celebration penalty he drew against Dallas.

“It felt good, it really felt good and the way it happened, it was like a walk-off home run.”
— Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders, on CJ Anderson’s 48 yard game winning touchdown run in overtime.

“It’s always nice to go on the road and clear out a stadium.”
— Vikings LB Chad Greenway, on his team’s impact on the Atlanta crowd.

“This is not a good goode decision by Eli Man Penguin Boy.”
— closed caption transcript of Darryl Johnston’s commentary during the Washington/Giants game.  Can we PLEASE all start calling Eli Manning “Penguin Boy?”  PLEASE?

“Anyone implies that it’s an effort then they issue can kiss my ass. There is no effort problem with this team.  That’s what happens when you lose four in a row.  People say it’s effort.  It’s not an effort issue.  It’s execution.”
— Rams coach Jeff Fisher, after a blowout loss to Cincinnati.

“I’ve been in this league long enough to know if you win in November and December, you give yourself a chance.”
— Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, on Kansas City getting hot at the right time.

“Right when we were about to go on the field, the docs started checking him out.  I don’t know what they were saying, but for like, brain stuff it’s better to be more safe than sorry.”
— Steelers backup QB Landry Jones, explaining how starter Ben Roethlisberger was unable to finish Sunday’s game at Seattle because of, like, brain stuff.

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Russell Wilson’s Reliant Recovery Water and the placebo effect

Russell Wilson is an investor in Reliant Recovery Water. Russell Wilson plays football and takes rough blows. Russell Wilson had allegedly been drinking this water for the last month and a half, five to seven times a day.

Russell Wilson also claims it was the reason he was fine after suffering a blow to the head in the NFC Champions game against the Green Bay Packers.

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The water is suppose to improve your bodies natural restoration process. This is from it’s website.

“Scientists from a Tacoma, WA-based biotech company have developed Recovery Water using a special electro-kinetically modified process. In this process, Recovery Water is infused with charged nano-structures, which are proven safe to consume and highly effective in promoting healthy cells.”

“Our scientists have effectively enhanced the water without changing the natural, healthy properties of it. Recovery Water tastes, looks and hydrates just like water but also improves the body’s natural recovery process.”

Wilson later came out and said he didn’t have a concussion and that his original statement was perceived wrong. But then said he thinks the water helped prevent injury, and even a head injury.

Can this water help muscle recover and maybe even some injuries heal a little quicker? Sure, maybe. But can it save you from a concussion? No way. He could be just trying to promote something he has money in. Or maybe, he believes the water actually helped him through that game.

My take?

The placebo effect is a thing and it can have an affect on someones performance. Just remember this tweet next time he gets his helmet blown off and keeps going. I mean, just look below.

 

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Helmets and Heels: Should Ciara bring her son around Russell Wilson so soon?

For the first time in a month, all four girls of Helmets and Heels are back in the studio.

Up for discussion was the topic of singer Ciara bringing her toddler around new boyfriend, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. With a resident mom in the group, Donna has an answer that might surprise you. Bonus story includes when one of the girls (raises hand) willingly attends a first date with a guy who brought his toddler along, sippy cup and all.

Also on deck are topics to include Ray Rice’s newest interview, the dumbest question we’ve ever been asked and our somewhat-logical ideas on how to fix baseball.

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Redskins Trent Williams & Seahawks Richard Sherman: Mushed

I spent my Sunday afternoon watching NFL football in sweat pants and a Cal hoodie with my friend Alicia Jay of TallSWAG. We were complete bums and it was awesome.

As we watched the Washington Redskins completely unfold I’d had enough. I can’t stand Pete Carroll for a few reasons and it all started during his tenure as the head coach at USC. I thought I’d gotten over it and then the Green Bay Packers got robbed by the Seattle Seahawks at the hands of the replacement refs.

I can’t stand him or the Seahawks but I respect that Seahawks QB Russel Wilson blocks for his running backs. Lol that’s gangstah.

That said…after RG III got hurt I’d decided enough was enough and was ready to turn the game off. Ajay stopped me and said she wanted to watch post-game interviews and OMG I’m glad we did or we would have missed the MUSH seen around the world. Trent williams mush

Ahahahaha I looked up just in time to see Trent Williams smash Richard Sherman in the face. We both looked at each other and said, “Did he just MUSH him? He did!” and we erupted in laughter.

That was the funniest thing EVER!

For those of you who don’t know what a mush is…it’s a push and mash together and in most instances it’s worse than someone actually hitting you because it’s so ridiculous and embarrassing.

I’m so glad it didn’t escalate but it was funny as hell.

Players from both teams broke it up but Richard Sherman walked away waving his hand and mouthing bye-bye. That man is always talking smack. He loves antagonizing opponents. In fact, he taunted Tom Brady after the Seahawks upset the Patriots in October.

So what did Sherman say that made Williams mad?

Sherman told USA Today that after the game the 6-5 and 325 pound Williams tapped him and said, “What’s up now? I’ll swing on you.”

Sherman called his bluff and replied, “Swing!”

And the MUSH happened.

I guess beating the Redskins 24-14 in the NFC wild-card game wasn’t enough.

Ahahaahha it’s so juvenile and petty but, so hilarious and the KFC promo that followed it just took it over the edge.

WOW!

Thanks for the laugh fellas, Twitter was on fire following the mush and I enjoyed every bit of it.

And of course it’s on YouTube…check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JBTLtGPdnQ

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