Sawley’s 2012 NFL predictions and preview

Rejoice! Football where the players get paid is back! Actually, I should clarify that: The NFL is back! Tonight and this weekend collectively are Christmas for NFL freaks, unless you’re from the ilk of football fanaticism like myself that enjoys the NFL and college football equally and already sated your months-old football withdrawals last weekend. But the first weekend of college football for the most part wasn’t too riveting. As per usual, the good teams scheduled cupcake teams to beat up on. And some of the good match-ups that people were actually looking forward to were curb stompings as well (way to show, Michigan).

But this is the NFL. It already got the frivolous football (in the form of the preseason) out of the way. These games are going to be entertaining and competitive, damn it! Or Jerry Jones was not just in the most awkward TV commercial ever.

Anyway, I’ll keep it brief and move on from there because once again I went overboard and purged nearly 3,000 words of mindless, rambling NFL jibber jabber constructed from the confabs of my mind. Continue reading →

Giants owner John Mara takes a jab at the Jets for Tim Tebow press conference

The Jets held their introductory press conference for Tim Tebow on Monday (which may better be known for Tebow letting everybody know just how gosh darned excited he is). It was a bit of a curious spectacle and seemed a bit overzealous, given that Tebow is brought in to be a back-up rather that being given the starting gig right off the bat. That’s what Giants owner John Mara had in mind when he took a shot at his Met Life Stadium co-tenants. Continue reading →

NYC strip club offering Tim Tebow his first lap dance

Rick’s Cabaret is notorious for being one of the the top gentlemen’s clubs in New York. Tim Tebow is notorious for being one of the most devoutly religious athletes in professional sports. With Tebow arriving in New York, it was only a matter of time before these two beings would collide somehow. And now they are: Rick’s is offering the most overhyped back-up quarterback ever his first lap dance. Continue reading →

Ellen DeGeneres must really want Kate Upton to date Mark Sanchez (Video)

As part of her quest to take over the Internet, or at least the portion of the Internet utilized by oversexed, red-blooded American males, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Kate Upton appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show Thursday, and the host couldn’t help teasing the 19-year-old (19!) about being romantically linked to the Jets’ Mark Sanchez. Continue reading →

Tales from Santonio Holmes’ late-game, in-huddle spat with teammates

After Jets receiver Santonio Holmes was seen bickering with teammates in the huddle in the waning moments of Sunday’s season-ending 19-17 loss to the Dolphins, he spent the remainder of the game on the bench. And now, according to an ESPN New York report, we know what was said in that heated moment. Continue reading →

This weekend could be the last time we see LaDainian Tomlinson play

The New York Jets travel to Miami for a New Years Day contest with the Dolphins, and for Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, it quite possibly could be his last game. Continue reading →