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Super Bowl “501″ - Who will prevail?

February 3rd, 2016 · No Comments

Otay Sports Fans, we’re just days away from the most anticipated football game of Thy year, thee Super Bowl, for which this year’s epic event is setting its own Super record. Like have Y’all heard how exorbitant ticket prices are this year!

You might feel scalped after buying these tickets Super Bowl 50 ticket price averages a mere $5,461!

And it’s not a new phenomenon but, it’s still extremely disparaging that while the nation’s awash in Super Bowl fever, very few are talking about the plight of the Homeless being forced out of their mediocre, at best daily dwellings. As surely we cannot have the cameras filming real, everyday people down on their luck sleeping on the streets surrounding Levis Stadium, right?

Especially when a 30-second Super Bowl commercial sells for an eye popping $5m, as in million! Not to mention San Francisco’s ridiculously overpriced rental costs, which according to Rent jungle(dot)com - As of December, 2015, average apartment rent within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA is $3484. With typical one bedroom Apartment cost averaging $3,058 and two bedroom units Apartment cost average equals $3,925; YIKES!

San Francisco pushing out homeless to make room for Super Bowl City

Meanwhile, ‘Ol Goody Two-shoes Roger “I AM THE COMMISSIONER!” Goodell apparently just couldn’t stand being left on the Sideline, for which he immediately got back into Thy Game by apparently thinking Roger Staubach’s joking about having been Concussed made him think Goodell was Pete Roselle was a laughing matter!

Which isn’t exactly that funny, now that Oakland Raiders Super Bowl MVP Kenny “The Snake” Stabler’s brain has just been diagnosed with the all too common diagnosis of CTE, better known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

Goodell flippant reaction to Concussion quip still stings

But back to the game, as even before Lady GaGa sings the national anthem; Huh? Or the coin’s tossed, the National Football League has declared it’ll take a one year hiatus from the event’s traditional roman numerology. As apparently they didn’t want Levis Stadium cashing in upon Super Bowl L being held at their stadium. Hmm? As I just made a typo and called it Super Bowl 501, get it? Hooah!

And in one corner; Err sideline, swathed in either Carolina’s black or blue; Hey! I’m hoping somewhat that the Broncos make Newton feel black ‘N blue; Hya! Whilst flaunting a billowing red cape upon his back with the letter S emblazoned on red shoulder patches is Cam Newton.

And stealing a page out of the Panthers playbook are the Denver Broncos, whom as the Home team; Uhm, AFC Champion on an even year - elected to wear their white road Unis’ instead. Since apparently the last time they won the Super Bowl with Mr. Ed at the controls, ‘Wayback in 1998 - Quarterback John Elway and his supporting cast were decked out in their white Away (road) uniforms.

As we all know how Peyton Manning at age 39, will try to cap his career with a fairytale ending by being victorious over that young Whippersnapper Camouthiun’ who’s a relatively young 26. As Manning and the NFL will hope that the cries of Peyton’s growth hormones scandal will simply fade away upon Denver winning the Super Bowl. Since after all, good guys always wear white, right?

As Newton may be named the league’s MVP, especially if he doesn’t score those honors after the game, but Ahem Cam, you’re NOT number one in one of the most revered categories: Can Y’all say jersey sales?

Since like Green Bay’s Clay Matthews told San Franz’ Colin Kaepernick earlier this year; “Bro, you’re NO Russell Wilson!” And neither are you Cam!

Newton’s jersey sales not so super

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Sportyblog Thaws out after Seahawks Miracle Bowl Playoff Win, then Stumbles thru 2016 Football Playoffs

January 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Ah, after a year’s winter slumber, like did Y’all miss us? As due to Sportyblog’s server being Decommissioned in January, 2015,albeit nowheres’ near as bad as someplace called Fukushima; but I digress…

Alas, Sportyblog has sat frozen in its Cryogenic chamber ever since becoming frozen, a la Hans Solo being entombed in Carbonite during his capture in Thy Empire Strikes Back

As Sportyblog’s been stuck in its state of suspended animation on Thy World Wide Intrawoods’ until the “Powers-to-Be,” namely Mr. Sporty, Thy Proprietor of this unique Sporting Blogsite decided to dissolve the Carbonite encasing the fingers of Senior Sportyblog Scribe Touchdown Tommy!

As noted in the About section, one of Sportyblog’s main contributors is the aforementioned Touchdown Tommy, who primarily focuses upon thou world of motor racing for his “Day Job,” at No Fenders, devoted primarily to Formula 1 and Indy Cars ‘N more - Will once again attempt sharing his trifle amount of “Stick ‘N Ball” knowledge upon these pages…

Alas, it’s funny how I was attempting to scribble ’bout the 2015 NFL Post-season when Sportyblog went Dark! Having noted that the previous year’s Wildcard Playoffs weren’t too surprising, with the Indianapolis Colts picking apart the injury riddled Cincinnati Bengals 26-10 at Lucas Oil Dome, while two mainstay National Football League Franchises, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys played some Pigskin at “Jerry’s House” - where Tony Romo led the Cowboys to a 24-20 “W” in Arlington, Texas.

The 2014-15 NFL Season Wildcard weekend’s only surprise winners were the upstart Baltimore Ravens defeating of the AFC North Division champs, the Pittsburg Steelers 30-17.

Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers held the rudderless Arizona Cardinals to a Post-season record low 78-yards of offense en route to their crushing 27-16 Wildcard win.

As Arizona’s third string QB Ryan Lindley simply wasn’t up to the task after Carson Palmer had gone on Injured Reserve on Week-10, along with backup Drew Stanton also being knocked-out of commission!

Yet Cam Newton ran headlong into a veritable Buzz-saw affectionately known by the 12S’ as “The Legion of Boom!” when Carolina traveled north to Century Link Field to lose 31-17 to the No. 1 seed Seattle Seahawks, who we all know went onto Super Bowl 49 vs. those Dastardly New England Patriots - where Seattle’s Offensive Coordinator Daryl Bevel made “The Call!” OOPS! Butterfingers…

Fast forwarding to this year’s Wildcard Playoffs after going into Light-speed aboard Thy “Millennium Falcon;” Hey, can Y’all tell that I’ve just seen the latest Star Wars movie, episode 17 Me Thinks; Hya!

As Seattle was simply unable to catch-up to the fully reconstituted Arizona Cardinals this year, who won the NFC West Division with a healthy QB Carson Palmer back at the tiller guiding Arizona to a 13-3 record - whilst Seattle was forced to travel to the frozen tundra of Minnesota where it was an absolutely bitter minus six degrees Fahrenheit at kickoff; CRIKEYS!

As I quickly coined the game the “Miracle Bowl!” in deference to thee legendous “Ice Bowl,” and the later “Freezer Bowl,” as surely the Vikings had the game in the bag, simply needing to convert a 27-yard “Chip-shot” Field Goal to seal the win.

Zeeks Pizza in Seattle mocks Vikings after loss to Seahawks with ‘Blair Walsh Special’

As Artiste Dave, Thy creator of the Sportyblog artwork, along with thee BITCHIN” No Fenders logo Accurately predicted that Minnesota’s kicker would MISS! Telling us this prior to the kick, which he’d simply felt presumably in part to Richard Sherman’s fingernail miss of blocking his previous FG!

Yet for at least the third time I can recall during this season, Seattle simply forgot to show up for the first half of the game vs. Camouthium’ and Duh Panthahs’, when letting Newtonian’ romp to a 31-point lead at Halftime; Aye Karumba!

As this sleep-walking display by the Hawks reminded me eerily of when attending the Cardinals v Seahawks Sunday Night regular season game at ‘Der Clink (Century Link Field) where No. 3 & Co (Russell Wilson) spotted Arizona 19-points before deciding to start playing! And they reprised this performance in a late season loss to the St Louis Rams after going 17-points down.

Which surely is somewhat due to Seattle’s Rag-tag Offensive Line featuring converted Defensive players.

As Seattle will definitely need to address this situation this spring, especially with two of its starters being free agents - as I say let the oft-injured Russell Okung go, but Hey! What do I know?

As it seems that Jimmy Graham and “Beast Mode’s” (Marshawn Lynch) salary cap hits are too large and retaining Brandon Mebane, Bruce Irwin, Jerome Kerse and Jeremy Lane are more important! But then again that’s why “Mr. Excitement” (Pete Carroll) and GM John Schneider, not to be Cornfuzed’ with that other Bo Duke character are in charge, eh?

How a Carolina couple turned into 12s and founded a Seahawks fan club 2,200 miles from Seattle

Funny how Minnesota wasn’t the only NFL team haunted this year by relative Chip Shots; Did somebody say Chip-shots? Which surely was what Philadelphia was taking upon their embattled Head Coach Chip “Hut-Hut! Kelly.

As the decision to push PAT’s (Point After Touchdown) back to the 25-yard line instead of the automatic Chip-shot from the two yard line struck no less than one of its biggest cheerleader’s, suffering its intended consequences in this year’s Broncos vs. Patriots AFC Division Championship game.

As NO word if this had anything to do with The Commish’ vainly taking the wind out of Belichick’s sail’s or divine retribution for Tom Brady’s illegal deflating of footballs!

Belichick refuses to blame Gostkowski for loss as fans raise tablet questions

And after Carson Palmer got Thy Monkey off his back by winning his first ever playoff game in that OT Thriller vs. Green Bay, sadly the Arizona Cardinals decided to mimic Carolina’s previous week’s opponents first half ritual of NOT showing up for thee game!

As Arizona looked shaky at best during the first quarter when I begrudgingly garnered some respect for Cam Newton’s physicality - when he ran down streaking All Pro Cornerback Patrick Peterson, who looked destined to score a “Pick-6″ TD off of his interception before Newton caught him on Carolina’s 22yd line! Ultimately preventing Arizona from scoring a much needed touchdown.

Since immediately on the next play Palmer threw an interception in the end zone - snuffing out a golden opportunity to go into the lock room only ten points behind, and to Mwah, effectively sealing their fate, as I turned off the game in disgust. As Seattle’s eventual 31-24 loss doesn’t look nearly as bad as Arizona’s 49-15 Train-wreck!

Carson Palmer justified his reputation as a serial imploder as Cards crashed out

As I heard the following impressive statistic early in the first quarter, noting how the Panthers had outscored their opponents 121-17 in the first half of their last five and-a-half games; YIKES! As good luck Peyton!

Interestingly, this year’s divisional playoffs in both conferences featured the No. 1 vs. No. 2 seeds respectively, with both No. 2 teams losing, as obviously home field does have an advantage. As I think the Baltimore Ravens are the last “Road Warriors” to be victorious in the Super Bowl?

Alas, it’s now time for the final dance, aka Super Bowl 50 in Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home of those woeful 49ers… As both the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers seem to feed off of their relentless defenses.

Whilst I can say that I’m not a fan of either Quarterback, as Cam Newton’s Superman antics wore thin upon me early last year, while Peyton Manning has simply been in the spotlight too bad and I’m growing really tired of him humming all those stupid commercials now, which means I really don’t have any idea who to root for?

Since would it be better to have Newton win and put up with his Amped up arrogance? Or Manning winning, and then hopefully retiring after his most disappointing season since entering the league?

As the only thing I’m excited about is the Halftime show’s entertainers this year, which will be Coldplay - who’ve coincidentally just released a new album and surely will tour shortly after wrapping up their halftime performance.

Oh Crap! Just learned that Beyonce will join Coldplay on stage during the Halftime Show, as hopefully she won’t have a “Wardrobe Malfunction!”

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You say Oakland, I say LA…

January 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Since I’ve got the tranquil breezes of Ocean trade winds on my mind, whilst soon to be frolicking in the warm, pleasant and relatively calm waters of the Pacific Ocean, hopefully being “Buzzed” by the friendly Green Sea Turtles…

All of this sun, surf and sand talk, for which California’s famous for, most notably “Hangin’ 10!” Made me decide it was high time to point out the obvious, which any Diehard Sports Fan will have already known, as I’ve once again shown off my apparent lack ‘O “Stick ‘N Ball” sports prowess - with several blunders in regards to my latest 12 Dazes ‘O SportyMas in regards to the 2014 Oakland, NOT LA Raiders…

The Twelve Days of Sports - 2014 Edition…

First off, contrary to my ‘Ol Memory banks, the Oakland Raiders current starting Quarterback is Derek Carr, not David, albeit Derek is indeed the younger brother of David, who I recall being a gritty QB who seemed to be an NFL “Journeyman” Quarterback, as I tend to think I last remember David playing for the Chicago Bears?

WRONG AGAIN BUCKEROO!

Both of the Carr brothers are from Bakersville and attended local high schools before both played their collegiate careers at Fresno State.

Big Brother David was drafted No. 1 overall by the Houston Texans in 2002 where he starred as the team’s signal caller through the ‘06 season before jumping ship to the Carolina Panthers, prior to somebody named Cam (Newton) coming to town…

After one season at Carolina, David next played sparingly for the New York Giants, as Eli Manning’s back-up before serving as Alex Smith’s back-up at San Francisco under the tutelage of Jimmy “HarBooBoobaugh,” before a second stint with the Giants, once again as back-up to Manning, where he netted a Super Bowl ring in 2011, and now is an unsigned free agent at the age of 35.

Meanwhile, Interestingly, Derek Carr is playing for his home team, although I’m well aware that California has two NFL Franchises; the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers, albeit the latter seems in a bit of disrepute coaching-wise at the moment, having just decided to go a different way upon jettisoning winning coach Harbaugh, who’ll take over the reins at Michigan…

OOPS! Almost did it again! As Uhm, think the San Diego Chargers play in California too; Hya! But I digress…

Derek was drafted in the second round (#36 overall) by the Oakland Raiders and became the team’s rookie QB for 2014, notching up three “Spoiler” victories, first shocking the then undefeated Kansas City Chiefs before making San Fran’s Jimmy Harbaugh say NUTS! And finally throwing a monkey wrench in Buffalo’s playoff plans by knocking the Bills out of post season contention.

And while John Gruden did indeed coach the Raiders, perennial Pro Football Czar of the Telestrator; Hya! John Madden led Oakland, not LA to its first Super Bowl victory in 1976 before handing over the coaching reigns to Tom Flores.

Flores then led the Raiders to a further two Super Bowl victories in 1980, 1983, while the team’s last Super Bowl appearance came in 2002, losing to the recently traded John Gruden and the Oakland Raiders have since endured twelve losing seasons and would be hard pressed to match 2013’s 4-12 record, which indeed didn’t happen, thanks to the Denver Broncos walloping Derek Caar and Company 47-14 in the week-17 regular season finale.

Madden, who retired from his longtime Sunday Night Football “Gig” with al Michaels, letting Chris Collinsworth take over for him, was last seen on an NFL stage when giving the first Hall of Fame Kicker Ray Guy’s induction speech in 2014…

Why Ray Guy chose John Madden to induct him

Then again, I may have this whole Los Angeles pigskin thingy somewhat correct? Although it pertains to the St Louis Rams instead of the Oakland Raiders returning to the “Raisin State,” Like isn’t that where we heard it on the grapevine; Hya!

Alas, with all of the conjecture over St Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke proposing to build a new 80,000 seat “Bling-Bling” NFL Stadium in Hollywood Park in Inglewood. Then again it could just be bluster to force St Louis into more favorable terms on a new stadium? And let’s not forget that there’s already a new LA Football Stadium project on the drawing board, having been “Fast Tracked” thru the environmental statement process. So who knows if either the Rams, Raiders or even Gasp! San Diego Chargers come to La-La Land, as these three teams seem to be leading the charge for “cough-cough” a new billion-plus state of the art stadium. Now if they could just have a winning record…

Whether or not Rams return, they’re still Family

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Sorry FSU, but Get Over It!

January 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Otay, I’m biased here, even if Oregon’s not my preferred Pac 12 team… Yet I find it truly disappointing that the majority of Florida State University’s football team decided to Stomp off the field after their humiliating 59-20 defeat and go directly to the locker room after getting their ARSES KICKED by the No. 2 Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl game, as that simply REEKS of Poor Sportsmanship - to say the least!

And yeah, I’m aware that Oregon’s players weren’t immune from making fun of FSU afterwards by mockingly singing their opponent’s fight song, but I simply cannot tolerate Poor Sportsmanship and think that the NCAA at the very least needs to investigate this matter, since it sets a disturbing precedence for future collegiate athletes in regards to their personal conduct…

Florida State Players Slammed Over ‘Disappointing’ Lack Of Sportsmanship After Rose Bowl

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The Twelve Days of Sports - 2014 Edition…

December 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Otay Sports Fans, here’s my’3rd “N long attempt to advance thy Yuletide (football) classic 12-days of Christmas Carroll across thee Goal-line, as your Senior Sportyblog Scribe “Touchdown Tommy” vainly tryst to find something relative towards some of the sports largest Stick ‘N Ball series major stories - in hopes of wishing Y’all Happy Holidays!

And speakin’ of Carroll’s, how ‘bout that “Mister Excitement’s” (Pete Carroll) reigning Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, Who’re definitely Playoff bound! (again)

And as ‘RASSCAR Darling Dan-Dan-Danica (Patrick) used to say, when Shilling for an Automotive Supplier whilst running ’round in circles in the Indy Racing League; OOPS! I meant Indy Cars…

“When You Peak, You Win!”

But alas, Yuhs are all wondering ’bout that past riveting Sportyblog rendition of thee 12-days ‘O Sports posted right here on Sportybblog, right?

The Twelve Days of Sports - 2013 edition

And following up last year’s Hit rendition is this year’s smash record’s recording of the Commishes favourite Yule Tide glee… Did somebody say hit? Nope, DON’T Yuhs dare punch me Raymond!

On the Twelfth Day of SportyMas Roger Goodell said to me;
Football, we DON’T need any STINKIN’ Fooh-Fooh Faux English style Football in Americre’ like that Namby-Pamby English Premiere League, as only Americre’ plays REAL Football here in ’tis great land ‘O thee…

On the Twelfth Day of SportyMas Roger Goodell said to me;
Seahawks Twelfth Man raises the Flag!
Eleven Silver Winners trophies
Ten Bites ‘O Beef Jerky
Nine NFL Lawsuits
Eight Second Sound Bytes
Seven Prickly Pear Cacti
Six Rams Draft Picks for RG3
Five MLS Cups
Four Overweight Suitcases
Three Stanley Cups
Two Wins is SWEET!
And an Ineligible Personal Conduct policy!

And remember Y’all; Seven foot one inch Shaq can’t sing these Christmas carols any better than Sir Charles; Ho-Ho-Ho!

1) Making a Mockery Out of the Personal Conduct Policy
Have to say I’m really, really NOT impressed one iota by the Nat’l Football League… Nor their repeated bungling ‘O Domestic Violence issues, not to mention everything else wrong with the repeated missteps of the “Commish!” As I still say: Can Y’all say Cover-up? Like I never got that package in the mail; Honest… And Roger Goodell should be out on his bum; Oh Never Mind!

Women’s Groups blast NFL’s new Personal Conduct policy

2) Raiders 2nd Win is Sweet!
In all of my euphoria to stick it to my 40WHINERZ’ Fans, I called them the LA Raiders, like “Just Win Baby!” Although I do know that they’re actually the Oakland Raiders, it’s just that I tend to think of them in LA guise, a la the John Madden Glory Years… Although I think the last time they were truly “Golden” somebody named Gruden was at the Helm, while the name Tim Brown sticks in my ‘Wayback machine…

As surely it was a Shock for the waning 49ers to lose to a lowly 1-11 Raiders team upon traveling across the bay to Oakland to witness the cagey veteran QB David Caar carve up San Francisco’s defense en route to a 24-13 win!

Ironically, will history repeat itself soon? As the last time the Raiders appeared in the Super Bowl they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and recently departed Oakland head coach John Gruden, who’d been traded for a bevy ‘O Draft pics and $8m in cash; Hmm? Is Jimmy “HarBooBoobaugh and SF about to pull a similar dealio with Oakland? Only time will tell…

3) Can the LA Kings win Three Stanley Cups?
I became a fan of the Kings after reading about their coach Daryl Sutter from Up North Eh! Who’s “Day Job” is rancher and how he had to get somebody else to fill-in for him during (cattle) Heardin’ time cause the NHL Playoffs were getting in the way! And then after what “the Great One,” aka Wayne Gretsky couldn’t deliver, Sutter’s squad gave Los Angeles its first Stanley Cup after 45yrs of futility!

West Coast Fever

My continued infinity for Uhm? An LA based team is somewhat centered ’round our favourite ‘lil Tacoma, WA “Biestro,” aka Tatanka Takeout, who’s Buffalo meat is Oh So Tasty! Along with the affable ‘N enjoyable owner Nathan, who’s penchant is ice hockey and is a lifelong LA Kings Aficionado - who makes multiple visits back to La-La Land yearly in order to take in a game, a la last year’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup!

Can the Kings win a third Stanley Cup this year? I have NO FREAKIN” CLUE! As one night they win, the next they lose. But I simply enjoy following their progress in order to have Somme-thun’ “SMART” to say to Nathan the next time we drop by… Uhm, Uhm, may be another Buffalo Burrito on New Year’s eve?

4) 2 Overweight Suitcases is One too Many!
Hopefully by the time Y’all read this, perennial NBA All Star Steve Nash will have retired permanently from the game, as the oft-injured player apparently threw his back out just prior to this year’s regular season when picking up some suitcases! As time to focus upon your post playing career, i.e.; Vancouver Whitecaps, etc

5) Who’ll be First to Five?
As I previously scribbled here upon Sportyblog, I watched my first ever Major League Soccer Cup championship game, largely on the hopes that New England would send “LD10,” nee Landon Donovan packing dejectedly, as “Americres’ Greatest-ever” soccer player was retiring upon completion of the game.

Yet it wasn’t to be, as the Revolution, who fought a very scrappy game, forcing OT, lost 2-1 en route to their fifth MLS Cup defeat, with head coach Jay Heaps having been involved in all five! With New England becoming the first MLS franchise to lose five trips to the championship game…

Hence, on the other side of the pitch, Donovan was basking in the champagne afterglow of the Galaxy being the first in history to win five MLS Cups, while he himself notched a record sixth…

6) The Master of Understatement…
Enjoyed the brief story ’bout how Jeff Fisher, arguably the Tennessee Titans most successful head coach… Took the rare opportunity to stick the knife in Washington’s back Pre-game, by sending all six of his players acquired via Redskins Draft picks in order to move up draft-wise to ensure choosing Robert Griffin III to be St Louis’s coin toss co-captains; YOUCH!

As the Rams shellacked the Redskins 24-0 whilst the once heralded RG3 sat on the bench…

7) DAWGS’ Oblivious of National Championship whilst in thee Desert
While I’m certain that the majority of the nation will be focused upon the first ever National Championship Bowl Game, the Washington Huskies (8-5) will travel to The Valley of the Sun to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-6) on January 2nd, 2015 for the Cactus Bowl at ASU’s Sun devil Stadium.

Although this year’s Rose Bowl won’t have the same significance or meaning for Mwah, naturally I’ll be rootin’ for Marcus Mariota and his Oregon Ducks to be victorious and ultimately National Champions, even if it’ll pain me to be cheering for one of the DAWGS’ biggest rivals! Yet it’s been a longtime since we’ve shredded any “Rubber Duckies;” Hya! As hopefully first year Head Coach Chris Peterson can get his gang to just focus upon beating ‘Dem Stinkin’ Cowboys! Since after all, isn’t that where some BASTARDO took our Supersonics to?

8) We Have Ways to Make You Speak Marshawn!
Yeah, I understand rules are rules, and Marshawn Lynch is supposed to talk to the media; but, really? Fining him $100,000 seems really petty to me… And I’m not cryin’ for a “Pity Pooh” for Marshawn, it’s just that it seems like the NFL’s got so many larger problems than going after a player who’s reluctant to hog the limelight behind the microphone! Like, Uhm? Can Y’all imagine if “Neon Deon” had been like this; Oh Never Mind!

What’s that Marshawn, you’re gonna wear blue shoelaces next week? Oh, your favourite bubble-gum flavour is Tahiti Passion Fruit… Thanks for the interview Marshawn!

9) NfL’s Revolving Door of Litigation
As the NFL’s Goodell The Benevolent! Err, Mr. Goody 2 Shoes Commissioner Roger Goodell tap dances ‘N sings thy phrases of the National Football League over ‘N over again… Uhm, has anybody seen the Commish? Think he’s hiding out at home these days; Hya!

As I scribbled before, this year it truly does seem like they’re harkening back to their good ‘Ol National Felon’s League guise instead! As the league bungled mightily its Ray Rice case, not to mention Super Star Adrian Peterson’s belt whipping debacle! And that’s before we even get to the myriad of others under the cloud of Domestic Violence… Not to mention somebody named Erin Hernandez or Darren Sharper!

The NFL’s Dark Side…

10) Sherman Speaks!
Otay, I’m sure it’s largely forgotten by now, right? As doesn’t Nov 25th seem so long ago? Yet for Mwah, this was priceless and probably the BEST interview of the year, when Seattle Seahawks brash CB Richard Sherman, along with help from WR Doug Baldwin, albeit in the form of a life-size cardboard cutout cleverly and correctly ripped the National Football League over its hypocritical “Double Standards” in a show of Seahawks team-mates solidarity for RB Marshawn Lynch’s ridiculous $100k fine for not speaking to the media…

richard sherman doug baldwin picture photo press conference

Richard Sherman and cutout Doug Baldwin criticize NFL policies

And before Y’all go ripping Messer Sherman, like Mr. Sporty, I too urge you to read the following story which rightly points out Richard’s correctness towards the NFL’s Hippocras.

An Ugly Preview to A Gruesome Matchup

For which many NFL players lauded Sherman’s creativity towards the 869lb Behemoth known as the Nat’l Football League…

Seahawks Richard Sherman gets lots of support from NFL players

11) Hamilton joins Pantheon of Formula 1 Greats
Who’s Hamilton Y’all may be asking? Its none other than the BBC’s 2014 Sports Personality of the Year, nee Lewis Hamilton, who became a double world champion this year on the back of his staggering eleven “W’s” in Formula 1 this season!

Hamilton, who’s black becomes the sports 16th driver in its illustrious 65-year history to claim two F1 Drivers world championships and joins the rarefied air of British double title winners Jimmy Clark, Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart, some of the sport’s most elite!

I also had the privilege of witnessing in the flesh Messer Hamilton become Britain’s winningest driver in history when he broke ‘Ol Bloody ‘Nige’s record of 31 Grand Prix victories, which Nigel Mansell had held since 1994. As thy “Young ‘Louise” serenely motored past his rival “silver Arrows” (Mercedes) team-mate Nico Rosberg at Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas en route to his second win at COTA in three years and his 32nd win overall, whilst becoming the fifth most successful F1 driver for overall victories…

12) Seahawks 12th Man raises their Hawks Freak Flag Again!
Perhaps Y’all can tell that I began poondin’ this out whilst awaiting the second round of Seattle vs. San Francisco at ‘Der Clink, aka Century Link Field, as all week long the local radio station had been playing “Put a Sock in I-T Harbaugh!” And whilst setting a new all-time attendance record of 68,526, not to mentioning the relentless roar. What’s the quickest way to quiet one of the nation’s loudest stadiums? Simple, back the home team into a 4th and FREAKIN’ 39! Which is exactly what the 49ers did, in one of their brief moments of defensive brilliance.

But Alas, the 12th Man; Err Men, Women, Children, Dogs, etc all left the stadium delirious once again after Seattle won 17-7 in what could have been Jimmy Harbaugh’s last meeting as San Fran’s head coach against despised NFC West rivals Seattle.

Especially since I think the dye was cast after the 49ers inexplicably let San Diego claw their way back from a three touchdown deficit at halftime to lose at home 38-35 in OT! Which caused me to burst out into spontaneous laughter when discovering the score a few hours after the game’s finale…

As now I, like the rest of Seattle mash our teeth in nervous anticipation of Sunday Night’s intra-division Showdown in the Desert vs. Arizona; GO HAWKS!

Hey, all I’ve got to root for “MY” Titans is that they win the Marcus Mariota sweepstakes in April!

And this wraps up another season of wonderful stories scribbled by Touchdown Tommy at Sportyblog. Felice Navidad, Happy Holidays and Happy New Years Y’all!

Thank You for continuing to read this blog…

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