Archive for NFL

What Is The Purpose of A College Coach?

Watching Marshawn Lynch piledrive his way into the end zone on Sunday against the Raiders yesterday, I can’t help but look back upon his exciting tenure at California. There were times when he looked unstoppable in open field, not even six feet of power driving past tacklers and defenders. I remember him against the Huskies, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, September 22nd, 2008

DeSean Jackson Happy To Have People Underestimate Him

IRVING, TX–Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson seems to be taking his now infamous play in stride, forcing many NFL fans ponder deeply about the astounding individual talent from Cal. “He seems pretty casual about it. What a bonehead.” Said one NFL fan. And another. And another. Actually, it went like that through most of the […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Who Had The Better Week 1, Aaron Rodgers or Brett Favre?

You are likely to hear these two names mentioned in the same sentence a lot this season: Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre. There is really no way around it for Rodgers, the unproven new Packer starter, who is going to be under the public microscope for the entire season as his stat-lines are compared to […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

The Big Play

I hate this term. I hate this term more than Baby Boomers lamenting the thuggery of the NBA (and I really love basketball). I hate this term more than that dude from Florida with the billboards. I almost hate it more than that turdbox Skip Bayless. This term has dulled the minds of sports-loving Americans […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, August 1st, 2008

Can He Still Ghost Ride?

In the grand tradition of smooth public relations, Marshawn Lynch’s vehicular saga concludes on a Friday afternoon. Marshawn has issued a public statement, pleaded guilty to “failing to use due care towards a pedestrian,” and received a whopping $150 fine. The only punishment of any consequence is that Marshawn has to surrender his brand new […]

Posted by: Tony on Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The Bears Are Hiding (Links for 06/04)

There is still no big update on the Lynch investigation, but it is looking grimmer the longer time goes by. Check the Buffalo Rumblings link below for more details. Buffalo Rumblings: If Lynch positively absolutely wasn’t anywhere in the area–much less in the vehicle–I can’t see a rationale for him not stating publicly that he […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

The Noodles at Cal (Wonderlic Scores)

(This is 90% Danzig, with some great data; my small contribution is the Analysis section after the scores and before the sources) I was catching up on my RSS feed yesterday and I came across a report that Mario Manningham of Michigan scored a ‘6’ on his Wonderlic IQ test. A fricking ‘6’?? I thought […]

Posted by: Danzig on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Spring Forward

Hey All. Since I’ll be posting here on a regular basis, Avinash suggested I introduce myself. For those of you who don’t know me already, I’m a 2000 Cal alum currently living and practicing law in New York. Thanks to Avinash for the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and thanks to you for reading. […]

Posted by: Tony on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Let The Eagles Soar (NFL Draft Recap)

DeSean Jackson was once slated to go in the top ten of the NFL Draft. Now he’s bound for a city which is not going to take kindly to underachieving, and they won’t even care too much if he underachieves because of how low he fell on the draft board. I have little to say […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, April 28th, 2008

The Golden Bears Are Getting Drafted

Oh, really? It’s tomorrow? Okay then… Well, DeSean Jackson has been taken through the ropes the past few days. Like here. And here. And here. And here. He’s not exactly getting the benefit of the doubt. If anything, I’m flabbergasted at how overhyped translates into overrated. The MEDIA overhyped him, and now they’re taking a […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, April 25th, 2008