Vince Young Drunk and Topless at Sausage Fest

Vince Young Topless

There are pictures of Tennessee Titan quarterback Vince Young topless at a club getting drunk with mostly other topless dudes around.  I have no problem with a professional football player, an NFL star even, getting drunk and partying with his boys (ie: Cedric Benson & Vikings Boat Trip).  It gets a little weird when the dudes are indoors and start taking off their shirts with no few women around.  The story is chuckle worthy at best if you read… nothing to see here people, move along.

Party on Vince.

Backup New York Giants Tight End Kevin Boss Godly Wikipedia

Kevin Boss Strange Wikipedia Entry

The New York Giants won the NFL Super Bowl back in February over the 18-1 not 19-0TM New England Patriots. Many have attributed some of the success to the fact that disruptive pro bowl tight end Jeremy Shockey got hurt and was unable to play. Rumors have since circulated that Shockey will be traded, released, or somehow not with the team next year and the move is likely to come during the first day of the NFL Draft.

Shockey’s replacement Kevin Boss is the only one that does not believe that.

“He’ll be back,” Boss said, per Vacchiano. “I’ve got a lot more to learn from him. He’s been a great mentor. Obviously he’s a better player than me. He can do some things I can’t yet.”

Doing a little research on the modest not as good Boss shows he is right about Shockey being the superior douchebag and football player regardless of whether he is right about him being back in blue next season or not. Research lead to the Kevin Boss Wikipedia entry that seemed simple enough except for one strange line (maybe I am missing something somewhere???):

Kevin Boss has also been referred to by many as God in the second coming.

WTF does that mean? Is that a prank? Is that a rightfully mad Giants fan that sees that Boss is not THAT good that you can throw away a talent like Shockey? Or is that Shockey himself editing that entry, after all he is disgruntled by the perception that the Giants got better when he was off the field.

Anyone have any insight on this or the Patriots trying to trade mark “19-0″ (link above) when they finished 18-1? Don’t Stop Believing

Where’s Terrell Owens? Porn Shoot with the Bang Bros Maybe?

Is that Terrell Owens in the background of a Bang Bros porn shoot?

Several blogs are speculating that Dallas Cowboy football superstar Terrell Owens is seen in the background of a photo (above) at a hardcore porn photo shoot by the Bang Bros. This reminds me of Where’s Waldo (also above) and only really gets mentioned because IF this is TO, then him cheesing in the background is pretty funny. I can’t imagine NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would be too happy.

In terms of this being some “dirty” sex scandal or something, this photo does not hold any weight. Apparently TO, or this guy, is not seen in any of the other pictures and the Bang Bros crew did not respond when asked by reporters whether Terrell Owens had a cameo in one of their pieces. Is it possible he was just walking by? This photo almost looks like the dude and the alleged TO are sharing a “I can’t believe a pro football player is coincidently walking up on a dude about to get some dome” moment.

TO continually gets press for his body, but he would really have to do more than this picture to top Dennis Rodman‘s sexcapade photos.

Who are the Bang Bros (NSFW) anyway? They didn’t ever have a bus (NSFW) did they?

el oh el

Dear Atlanta Falcons, Please Don’t Draft Matt Ryan 3rd

Photoshop of Matt Ryan holding a Falcons jersey at the draft

The Atlanta Falcons have the third pick in the 2008 NFL Draft that is being held in New York this weekend. Matt Ryan, the quarterback from Boston College has been tabbed as the most likely candidate to be drafted first among the quarterbacks eligible. Being that the Falcons have Chris “I was selling insurance a couple of years ago” Redman, Joey Harrington (cut then inexplicably re-signed cheaper), and local hero DJ Shockley, it would seem that the Falcons need to address the quarterback position. In fact it is apparent they will draft one, it is just uncertain when that will be.

I am not 100% sold on the fact that Michael Vick is not coming back to the Falcons to play football. I cannot treat the situation like the Cub fans did Kerry Wood and Mark Prior for years – expecting them to come back and be lights out. I did like how Redman played last year and was fond of Shockley before his injury. Harrington is nice enough but tried to give the job away to Byron Leftwich and ultimately Redman on numerous occasions. Him being back on the team is more surprising than Alge Crumpler, Warrick Dunn, DeAngelo Hall, Rod Coleman, and the others not being back on the team. It appears that Shockley will likely be the odd man out when the new QB is picked.

The Falcons need many things and are loaded with picks to get them in this draft. My hope is that they pass on the uncertain Ryan in favor of a defensive player like Glenn Dorsey and grab a quarterback later. There is a chance that Ryan could do a Brady Quinn fall and the Falcons could trade back up to get him then. Any of the second tier QB’s in the draft paired with Dorsey net a bigger gain then Ryan and anyone else in my opinion.

Also quarterback drafting is far from a science. This study (aimed at jabbing at Brett Favre’s replacement Aaron Rodgers) shows the high risks involved with drafting a quarterback in the first round (not to mention the ridiculous costs for players that have yet to touch the field).

Brett Favre Retires Again and His Agent Says He Wasn’t Ready To

Brett Favre in Jean Shorts

Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre is set to retire from the NFL. This time it appears to be for real for now as the future hall of fame quarterback passes the reigns to Aaron Rodgers. Brett Favre has somewhat held the Packers hostage over the last few off-seasons with his indecisiveness as to whether to continue playing or not. Rodgers was drafted as a result of this and subsequently signaled the beginning of the end for “old chuck and pray”.

This past season Favre played like the classic Brett Favre and many felt that there would be at least one more season since he was playing football at an MVP level. Favre made the Pack relevant again this year so the announcement comes as a surprise to many, including some teammates that read the announcement on television. He cited being “mentally tired” as his motive for retirement in a voicemail message to ESPN’s John Clayton (how did Clayton miss one of the BIGGEST calls of his or anyone’s sports journalistic career?).

The story should be that simple and Cheeseheads should take it as it was time for him to go. They should be happy that he didn’t carry this decision into the draft or too deep into the free agency period. After all, this has been a Super Bowl bearing marriage and all good things come to an end. Bus Cook, Favre’s agent, and other league officials are not so sure. Cook says to an extent that Favre feels the Packers did not want him back. There are rumblings that maybe he could be talked into coming back to the Packers or that he may be interested in joining Bill Parcells down in Miami with the Dolphins. Cook said he that Favre wanted to play at least another year.

I for one would take Brett Favre back to the Atlanta Falcons to keep Michael Vick’s seat warm for the year… as long as he vowed to stay clear of the painkillers and if he promised to bring those jean shorts he was wearing when we drafted him back in the day. Randy Moss is back with the Patriots, so we can’t meet that demand. We do however have underground player parking at the Georgia Dome for his truck, so Brett can go to and from the games without talking to a single fan just like in Green Bay. Atlanta is a good fit for him… come on down Brett.

The Packers have set up a breaking news site to follow this news story as it unfolds, or you can just chuckle at an image somebody photoshopped of John Madden and Brett Favre together in a wedding.

How is a catch like this *possible*?

How could David Tyree pin the football to his dome in the Superbowl?

Granted, I only watched a few minutes of the damn game. I had better things to do. I can’t ever remember the damn game the year before, so I might as well skip what I’m going to forget more quickly than a stoner does with a pizza in the oven.

But I did manage to see what will surely be hailed as one of the greatest catches in the game, one that brought down the Patriots and ruined their “perfect season.” Waaaah.

David Tyree catch

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/columns/story?columnist=garber_greg&id=3229468

I really think that helmet should be tested for sticky substances. Maybe Tyree rubbed some ol’ pine tar on the dome? Maybe some nacho cheese? HMMMMMM? I demand an investigation, damnit

.David Tyree helmet

Notice the convenient location of the sticky nacho cheese on Tyree’s helmet, which is pictured above.

All in all I don’t have any business blogging about pro football, since I don’t really follow it. Then again, I’m not really sure that I have any business babbling about anything but possible scenarios involving meth-fueled satanic Teletubbies that go on a shotgun spree in a VW bus while listening to Sepultura.

Super Bowl XLII Patriots vs. Giants Simulated by Tecmo Bowl

Super Bowl XLII Simulated by Tecmo Bowl

Tomorrow, February 3, 2008, is the annual NFL championship game also known as the Super Bowl XLII held in Arizona at the $455 million dollar ridiculously awesome University of Phoenix Stadium that features a retractable roof and roll-out grass field.

The game features MVP Tom Brady and the still undefeated New England Patriots including Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Asante Samuel, and more.  Their opponents are the New York Giants, lead by Peyton Manning’s little brother Eli Manning and an assortment of strong players that includes future Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, Brandon Jacobs, and Plaxico Burress that has run his mouth all week leading up to the big game (and is now questionable for the game).

In celebration of this event tomorrow, the boys at ArmChairGM.com set up the old school Tecmo Bowl and simulated the game.  The videos are available from Joystiq via YouTube and the game summary is at the armchairgm.com site.  Check it out and get your bets in while you still have time.

NFL Hall of Fame Running Backs

Out of curiosity and the Reggie Bush hype machine, I looked at the NFL Hall of Fame members at Running Back. I wanted to see if there is any correlation between draft position and success at that position. Here is what I found:
Total Modern Era HOF RB/FB/HB: 24Marcus Allen (RB) 1982-1997
Jim Brown (FB) 1957-1965
Earl Campbell (RB) 1978-1985
Larry Csonka (FB) 1968-1979
Eric Dickerson (RB) 1983-1993
Tony Dorsett (RB) 1977-1988
Frank Gifford (HB-FL) 1952-1960, 1962-1964
Franco Harris (RB) 1972-1984
Paul Hornung (HB) 1957-1962, 1964-1966
John Henry Johnson (FB) 1954-1966
Leroy Kelly (RB) 1964-1973
Ollie Matson (HB) 1952, 1954-1966
Hugh McElhenny (HB) 1952-1964
Lenny Moore (HB) 1956-1967
Marion Motley (FB) 1946-1953, 1955
Walter Payton (RB) 1975-1987
Joe Perry (FB) 1948-1963
John Riggins (RB) 1971-1979, 1981-1985
Barry Sanders (RB) 1989-1998
Gale Sayers (HB) 1965-1971
O.J. Simpson (RB) 1969-1979
Jim Taylor (FB) 1958-1967
Charley Trippi (HB) 1947-1955
Doak Walker (HB) 1950-1955

First Round Picks:
Marcus Allen (10), Jim Brown (6), Earl Campbell (1), Larry Czonka (8), Eric Dickerson (2), Tony Dorsett (2), Frank Gifford (11), Franco Harris (13), Paul Hornung (1), Ollie Matson (3), Hugh McElhenny (9), Lenny Moore (9), Walter Payton (4), John Riggins (6), Barry Sanders (3), Gayle Sayers (4), O.J. Simpson (1), Charley Trippi (1), Doak Walker (3)

Second Round Picks:
John Henry Johnson (18), Jim Taylor (15)

Eighth Round Picks:
Leroy Kelly (110 Overall)

Undrafted:
Marion Motley, Joe Perry

Possible Future Hall of Fame Players:
Mike Alstott (rd2 – 35 overall), Jerome Bettis (10), Terrell Davis (rd6 – 196 overall), Corey Dillon (rd2 – 43 overall), Warrick Dunn (12), Marshall Faulk (2), Priest Holmes (undrafted), Jamal Lewis (5), Curtis Martin (rd3 – 10), Emmitt Smith (17), Thurman Thomas (rd 2 – 40 overall)

In summary it looks as though at this position, the talent is usually realized before they ever step foot on the NFL field. Sure there are plenty of busts that aren’t listed here (Salaam, Thomas, etc.) but there aren’t many players drafted outside the first round on this list. In this case Reggie Bush may have a chance at Canton.

Summary
(Including My Speculation on Future HOF’ers)
1st round picks: 24
2nd round picks: 5
3rd -7th round picks: 2
8th round picks: 1
Undrafted: 3