The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
Former BYU standout and Oakland Raider tight end Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning due to complications from surgery, BYU announced.
Problems abound in the NFL sometimes, and it takes a lot the backing and support from your teammates, coaches, ownership and more to keep you a part of a franchise. Those problems can be injuries, losing streaks and even just rumors.
While the weekend’s action brought about a lot of rare occurrences and big-time happenings, there were also a number of situations that turned rather ugly. If there is an NFL weekend that includes a complaint filed against one’s own team, a player entering rehab, and a starting quarterback getting injured, then it’s not the best weekend in the world.
The NFL is filled with every type of emotion imaginable, but sometimes, there are those emotions that just take over and get to the forefront. At times, anger can take over an NFL player and it can just get to be too much for someone to take.
NFL football is always looked at as a violent sport, and it is due to the hard-hitting, big-time smacks, and all around tackling. One big problem is when some coaches and/or players take it a bit too far and start getting too serious.
Lots of changes need to be made for some teams in the NFL, and it all will depend on what is best for the immediate future. Two teams are looking at quarterback situations that could very well help their seasons while one team is doing so well that they are breaking noise records.
Talk about your strange happenings in the NFL – and you’ve got this week. One 49er is legally changing his name due to a fine. An Oakland Raider just dropped down two pegs. And the Houston Texans are pleading with fans to stop burning their jerseys.
Major League Baseball is getting into the postseason and that means some NFL games are going to suffer the consequences. Speaking of consequences, the New England Patriots are dealing with a big one while Jets QB Geno Smith may suffer none.
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There is a lot of change going on in the NFL already, and some teams truly need it. The Redskins are sitting at 0-3 but RG3 feels change is coming. The Buccaneers are changing quarterbacks. Oakland may have to do the same, thanks to a concussion and an investigation.