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Twice during the 2012 NFL regular season, we took a look at just how pass-happy the current state of affairs are in the NFL. Thanks to NFL.com’s milestone tracker we found out just how aired-out of a league this is, and while a million quarterbacks didn’t throw for 4,000 yards, 11 of them did, and that’s the most ever in a single season. Plus, there aren’t even a million quarterbacks in the NFL.
What The Hell Happened Last Night, Part 1: A Low Point For Drew Brees, A High Point For Gregg Popovich Not Caring
I’m splitting this post in two this morning. First comes what happened in the pros. Later, that college football contest in New Jersey you might have heard something about – the one that’s making it hard for me to get motivated enough to do anything today. But the show must go on. Up, up and away.
This edition brought to you by athletes who use children to forget their professional misery, Tony Romo’s right arm, and one very bitter starting pitcher. Click through for our morning words of wisdom. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
NFL kickoff is only 12 days away, meaning you’ll soon be drafting your fantasy football team. Make no mistake: Who you pick to be on your pretend football team will be the most important set of decisions you make this year. We understand you might be new to the fantasy football scene. It’s a growing industry that gains new players every year. And while the rules are simple, it’s difficult to pick up on some of the intricacies of a draft. So here are 10 tips to guide you through your 15 rounds.
Announcer Mike Mayock Singing “Play That Funky Music” During A Play Is The Most Preseason Thing Ever
Maybe you didn’t realize it, but: pro football’s back, sort of! Last night, we got our first glimpse of competitive 2012 NFL action… of course, it was the preseason, so no one cared that much. And that includes the announcers calling the game.
Drew Brees Agrees To A Five-Year, $100 Million Contract With The Saints, Is The New Salary King Of American Pro Sports
It was only a matter of time between the Saints and Drew Brees agreed to a contract extension, and today was finally that time. The staggering details of the deal, after the jump.
How cool is Drew Brees? He’s in a contract dispute with his team, so in the interim he does a “Cash Cab” parody to raise awareness for concussion testing, in service of not only his beleaguered team or the NFL, but all football players. That cool.
Drew Brees telling the world that his contract negotiations have gotten “extremely frustrating” needs to be the last thing we hear about said negotiations. If the New Orleans Saints are smart, they’ll give the six-time Pro Bowler exactly what he wants, and they’ll like it. They don’t want to consider the alternative.
Drew Brees is one of the most liked and respected players in the NFL. The first reason for that: he’s one of the best. Another: he seems to be a legitimately good guy teammates love playing for. After the jump, some evidence of why.