A “clairvoyant” manatee named Buffett (who lives at the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Florida), has predicted that the Denver Broncos will win the 2014 Super Bowl. The manatee has correctly predicted the winner of the game for the past 6 years.
Manatees are almost blind, so Buffet must be relying on his Vegas bookie for info.
Long-suffering Texans fans who have put up with Head Coach Gary Kubiak's constant mumbling, his "buck stops here" scripts, his crappy coaching, crappy recruiting, his bizarre love-fest with medicore quarterbacks David Carr and Matt Schaub, his shoe-black dyed hair, losing attitude are FINALLY VINDICATED.
Owner McNair finally grew a pair and fired his lameness - Kubiak. Of course Kubiak leaves the Texans saddled with Schaub's contract and cap burden in 2014. Oh well. Good riddance.
How about Bill Cowher? How about John Gruber? Tony Dungy?
The New England Patriots signed Tim Tebow- no contract details
After a spotty NFL career – being dumped by the Broncos and
his failed mission with the New York Jets, Tebow gets to return to the NFL and
prove he has the right stuff. This is a good move for Tebow – the Pats are
known to have the ability and organization to develop a player over time. No doubt
the Pats may be looking at Tebow for other positions rather than QB – possibly tight
end. There is no chance Tebow will replace Tom Brady unlike the strange
situation with Mark Sanchez during his tenure with the Jets.
Tebow will most likely mature under the strict Pats organization
– there will be no press conferences for Tebow – Belichick controls his players’
access to media with an iron fist.
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is said to be a fan of
Tebow as he was Denver’s Head Coach when he traded into the first round of the
2010 draft to take Heisman Trophy winner Tebow with the 25th pick.
Tiger Woods was assessed a
two-shot penalty at the Masters on Saturday for taking an “illegal drop” during
Friday's second round. Woods, the world's
No. 1 player, is in the hunt for his fifth
green jacket and 15th major championship.
Tiger was deemed by the
Masters' Rules Committee to have taken an illegal drop on the 15th hole. He was
not disqualified, however, for signing an incorrect scorecard as a result of a
rule change two years ago when Paddy Harrington was caught in an illegal action
(ball movement) that a viewer saw on their high-def television.
Envious haters criticized Tiger
I think he should WD. He took a drop to gain an advantage.
Never one to miss an opportunity to push his wussified metrosexual moonbat
agenda, President Obama mused on the future of the NFL because of its violence and said he’d have to think “long and hard” about
letting his hypothetical son play football. I guess this is the son who looks
like Trayvon and his hypothetical mother is Obama’s composite girlfriend?
I think that those of us
who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will
probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases,
that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better
for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our
consciences quite as much.” ~President Obama to New Republic
Meanwhile hardcore NFL head coaches Jim and John Harbaugh who face
each other in the upcoming Superbowl had this to say:
“I have a 4-month old, almost 5-month old son,
Jack Harbaugh, and if President Obama feels that way, then there will
be a little bit less competition for Jack Harbaugh when he gets old. It’s
still early. Like I said, Jack is only 5 months old. He is a really big kid. He
has an enormous head. We don’t have a 40 time on him yet, but his wingspan is
plus one, and as soon as he grows into that head he is going to be something.
It’s early, but expectations are high for young Jack.” ~San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh
”It’s one less kid to
compete against. Football’s a great game. And everybody who’s played the game
know what a great game it is and what it provides young people and what it
provided someone like me — an opportunity to grow as a person,” he said. “It’s
challenging. It’s tough, hard. There’s no game like football. It’s the type of
sport that brings out the best in you. It kind of shows you who you are.” ~Baltimore
Ravens Coach John Harbaugh
According to ESPN, the NFL has discussed
an “expansion” to the Rooney Rule under which teams would be required to
interview minority candidates for vacant coordinator roles after 14 front
office/Head Coach jobs were filled without hiring any minorities.
ESPN was told by one source that “the NFL likely will
mandate that teams with returning head coaches include minority interviews for
coordinator vacancies, hoping to broaden the pool of potential head-coaching
The Rooney Rule as it stands today, requires NFL teams to
interview at least one minority for head coach and general manager positions
The Heisman Trophy Trust
dodged a couple of bullets this year…namely Heisman Trophy Memorial Awards
Finalists Collin Klein and Manti Te’o.
Klein’s Kansas State’s Wildcats
loss to the Baylor Bears (52-24) proved that Kansas State faced mediocre completion
all season. The Wildcats were trounced and Klein’s performance was not star
quality, at all: 27-of-50 for 286 yards and three
interceptions. Baylor ruined Kansas State’s vaunted run defense for 342 yards
and five touchdowns on 49 carries. Klein’s performance was more than just a bad
day – it exposed the FIFTH year senior for what he is: overrated.
Meanwhile, for a solid week, the media has focused on Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o’s bizarre tale of a fake dead girlfriend
and questions of his character are being exposed. Turns out that Te’o’s
deceased girlfriend was made up – most likely by a cynical Te’o and his
handlers to create an “against all odds” story in order to heighten his image and
win the Heisman. Luckily, it did not work.
Meanwhile, Texas A&M’s
red shirt freshman, Johnny Manziel was questioned in the press. Manziel’s
character and maturity came into question from pundits eager to disqualify him
from the Heisman prize. They cited fake ID’s, a bar conflict and other “character
issues.” Meanwhile Manziel finished the season with 4,600 total yards and 43
combined touchdowns for the Aggies and then upset the Alabama Crimson Tide in
the toughest conference in the NCAA: the SEC. Post season, Manziel’s changed
heart and mind became obvious. His maturity as a leader on and off the field
was documented. His unmatched performance in the Cotton bowl was the stuff of
legends: 516 total yards, 229 yards rushing.
The right man won the Heisman. And the Heisman
Trophy Trust and voters can breathe a sigh of relief – the luster of the Heisman
has been protected by Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M. Gig ‘em!
"Ever since I was a kid, I felt like I would be the
leader of whatever team I'm on - the guy who is happy to carry the load,"
Manziel said. "That's just how it has always been. Now that I'm on a
bigger level, it's a bigger deal and I'm sure in college it will be even
bigger. I just have to make sure it's the same way at every level of the game."
for the Heisman Memorial Trophy are in. Every year an electorate with 928
sports journalists, former Heisman winners and fans will determine which college
football player has the most outstanding performance and best exhibits the
pursuit of excellence with integrity.
freshman Quarterback, Johnny Manziel, is in the running. Manziel
broke Cam Newton's SEC total offense record in two fewer games than Newton played
in his 2010 Heisman season. Manziel's numbers (3,419 passing yards, 24 passing
TDs, 1,181 rushing yards, and 19 rushing TDs) are undeniable. Manziel is the first quarterback in
SEC history (only the fifth player ever in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision) to
have 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in the same season. Upon
surpassing 4,600 yards, he set a new SEC record for total yards in a season.
Manziel holds a Texas A&M record of logging eight straight games with 300
or more total yards.
Manziel is an exception in other ways as well. The redshirt
freshman was granted the ability to talk to the sports media after Aggies coach
Kevin Sumlin relaxed the rule that banned Aggie first-year players speaking to
Manziel is a legend in Texas circles, hailing from dual hometowns
of Tyler and Kerrville, Texas. When not rescuing kittens by the side of the
road or dressing up as Scooby Doo on Halloween, Manziel is a regular kid. Growing
up, he played Michael Vick in video games. In the backyard, Manziel imagined
himself as John Elway or Doug Flutie. He also used the create-a-player option
in the NCAA Football game to genetically engineer quarterbacks who would post
such absurd numbers that they would win the Heisman as freshmen. They would
have rocket launchers for arms and blazing speed. "I probably made him
6-6, 230 pounds," Manziel said.
Known for his size (he is mall by standards today 6’1” and 200
lbs) there is no denying his athleticism. A true dual-threat quarterbacks,
Manziel more proud of his passing than his running or his freelancing. Manziel
went to camps as a junior hoping to field college offers but left being passed
by most. Manziel even committed to Oregon before getting an offer from Texas
Manziel was born
in Tyler. His parents are
Michelle and Paul Manziel. He has one sister. He played a variety of sports,
including basketball, baseball, golf and football. At Tivy High School in Kerrville the dual focus
became football and baseball. His freshman and sophomore years, Manziel played
wide receiver, starting game 4 of his sophomore year as quarterback. In High
School, Manziel was honored as District 28-4A
MVP (unanimous selection); Class 4A First Team All-State (AP), San Antonio
Express-News Offensive Player of the Year (second year in a row); the
Associated Press Sports Editors Texas Player of the Year, Sub-5A First Team
All-Area (SA Express-News), No. 1 QB in Texas by Dave
Campbell's Texas Football, DCTF Top 300, Prep
Star All-Region and Super-Prep All-Region. He was the only quarterback
in America named as a Parade
All-American his senior year, and was awarded Senior Athlete of the Year
in football by The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA).
"I went to TCU the summer before my senior year [in high
school], went to a couple of camps," Manziel said. "I really tried to
get an offer. I ended up leaving camp and never got an offer."
Manziel was courted by Colorado State Rams, Baylor Bears, Iowa
State Cyclones, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, Rice Owls, Wyoming Cowboys, Stanford
Cardinals, and Tulsa’s Golden Hurricane.
Manziel’s grandmother Pat bout how a Manziel has
never met a stranger, or always fights for a friend. Manziel is a fun-loving kid, and at times maybe had “too much fun,”
skipping class and sweet-talking his way out of trouble. His father made him a
deal: he would buy Manziel a new car if he stayed away from alcohol during his
junior and senior years in high school. One summer night, Manziel went to
Wal-Mart to buy a phone charger, the security guard smelled alcohol and the
police were called. Manziel denied he had been drinking but was taken to jail.
The next day, his father picked him up, sold the car and replaced it with a
busted pickup truck that would repeatedly break down on the way to school. He
refused to pay the fine for his son, and when the judge sentenced Manziel to 10
hours of community service, John Paul said: Make it 20.
has also made mistakes on the college level – he was arrested and charged with three
misdemeanors -- disorderly conduct, failure to identify, and possession of a
fictitious driver's license in connection with a bar fight.
John Paul met with the first-year Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin.
Johnny Manziel was to be subject to random drug testing, undergo drug and
alcohol counseling, complete more community service and have a daily schedule
“mapped out to the minute,” John Paul said. “I’m going to hold him accountable;
I’m going to make a man out of him,” John Paul said, adding that he knew the
N.F.L. was his son’s goal. “He wasn’t going to get there the way he was walking.”
Johnny Football has grown up – and acquired the heart of a champion.