Much Ado about Nothing? Tom Brady picture has everyone buzzing about what it could mean, while overlooking the obvious...
You have probably seen this photo over the last few days. Lots of people are speculating about what it could possibly mean, is he retiring, is he saying he is done in New England, what's the mystery of it all?
Well, I have an alternate theory...
It's nothing but a recreation of this photo, as a tribute to Kobe Bryant. That's all. There is no hidden message in the photo.
Is it as simple as I think it is? Is there really a deeper meaning, as many sports pundits seem to think? What does the photo mean to you?
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are set to give the Super Bowl a decidedly Latina flavored show in Miami this year, and we have seen Halftime acts from multiple genres of music over the years. We've seen classic rock acts, modern rock, pop artists, country artists, Motown, and big bands all take the stage. Some shows are more memorable than others, though. Here is a list of every Super Bowl Halftime show ever.
2019: Maroon 5, with Big Boi and Travis Scott
2018: Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids along with the University of Minnesota marching band
2017: Lady Gaga
2016: Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and the University of California marching band
2015: Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott and the Arizona State University marching band
2014: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2013: Beyonce and Destiny's Child
2012: Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and Cee Lo Green
2011: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
2010: The Who
2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2008: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2007: Prince and the Florida A&M marching band
2006: The Rolling Stones
2005: Paul McCartney
2004: Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson, Nelly and Justin Timberlake along with the University of Houston and Texas Southern University marching bands
2003: Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting
2002: "Tribute to Sept. 11" performed by U2
2001: "The Kings of Rock and Pop" performed by Aerosmith, 'N'Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly
2000: "A Tapestry of Nations" with Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias and Toni Braxton
1999: "Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing" performed by Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
1998: "A Salute to Motown's 40th Anniversary" with Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and the Grambling State University marching band
1997: "Blues Brothers Bash" with the Blues Brothers (Dan Akroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi), James Brown and ZZ Top
1996: "Take Me Higher: A Celebration of 30 Years of the Super Bowl" performed by Diana Ross
1995: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye" with Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine
1994: "Rockin' Country Sunday" with Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna and Naomi Judd
1993: "Heal the World" performed by Michael Jackson
1992: "Winter Magic" with Gloria Estefan, the University of Minnesota marching band
1991: "A Small World Tribute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl" performed by New Kids on the Block
1990: "Salute to New Orleans and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts," with trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas and the Nicholls State University and Southern University marching bands
1989: "Be Bop Bamboozled" with Elvis Presto
1988: "Something Grand" with 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes, Chubby Checker and the combined San Diego State and USC marching bands
1987: "Salute to Hollywood's 100th Anniversary" with George Burns, Mickey Rooney, Grambling State University and USC marching bands
1986: "Beat of the Future" with Up with People
1985: "A World of Children's Dreams" with Tops In Blue
1984: "Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen" with the University of Florida and Florida State marching bands
1983: "KaleidoSUPERscope" with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team
1982: "A Salute to the 60s and Motown" with Up with People
1981: "A Mardi Gras Festival" with Helen O'Connell and the Southern University marching band
1980: "A Salute to the Big Band Era" with Up with People and the Grambling State University marching band
1979: "Salute to the Caribbean" with Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands
1978: "From Paris to the Paris of America" with Tyler Apache Belles and Apache Band Pete Fountain and Al Hirt
1977: "It's a Small World" with the Los Angeles Unified All-City band
1976: "200 Years and Just a Baby: A Tribute to America's Bicentennial" with Up with People
1975: "Tribute to Duke Ellington" with Mercer Ellington and the Grambling State University band
1974: "A Musical America" with the University of Texas band
1973: "Happiness Is" with the University of Michigan marching band, Woody Herman and Andy Williams
1972: "Salute to Louis Armstrong" with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team
1971: Southern Missouri State marching band
1970: "Tribute to Mardi Gras" with Marguerite Piazza, Doc Severinsen, Al Hirt, Lionel Hampton and the Southern University Marching Band
1969: "America Thanks" with the Florida A&M University band and Miami area high school bands
1968: Grambling State University band
1967: The Three Stooges, University of Arizona and Grambling State University marching bands
Which ones stick out as being exceptionally good, and which ones made you change the channel until it was over?
How do the two QBs actually stack up next to each other though? Let's have a look...
Regular Season Record
Dan Marino: 147-93 (.613)
Tom Brady: 219-64 (.774)
Dan Marino: 8-10 (.444)
Tom Brady 30-11 (.732)
Passing Yards Per Game
Dan Marino: 253.56
Tom Brady: 261.65.
Dan Marino: 59.4
Tom Brady: 63.8
Dan Marino: 420 (heh heh)
Tom Brady: 541
Dan Marino: 252
Tom Brady: 179
Dan Marino: 86.4
Tom Brady: 97.0
As you guys all know, I argue for the big picture, that careers are more than just raw stats, that you have to look at the entire story of their career to properly compare players against each other...so, how do Dan Marino and Tom Brady compare once you factor in Awards and Accolades, and not just stats?
Super Bowl Appearances
Dan Marino: 1
Tom Brady: 9
Super Bowl Record
Dan Marino: 0-1
Tom Brady: 6-3
Super Bowl MVP awards
Dan Marino: 0
Tom Brady: 4
Dan Marino: 9
Tom Brady: 14
Dan Marino: 1
Tom Brady: 3
Dan Marino: 1
Tom Brady: 2
Comeback Player of the Year
Dan Marino: 1
Tom Brady: 1
Number of times led NFL in a passing category (yards, TDs, Comp%, QB Rating)
Dan Marino: 8
Tom Brady: 10
NFL 100th Anniversary Team?
Dan Marino: Yes
Tom Brady: Yes
1st Team All Pros?
Dan Marino: 3
Tom Brady: 3
Is there a case to be made to support Cris Carter's position that Dan Marino is a better Quarterback than Tom Brady?
Hall of Fame defensive lineman Chris Doleman died Tuesday night after a two-year battle with brain cancer. He was 58.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Doleman’s passing in a press release.
“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Chris Doleman after a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer,” David Baker, the president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, said in a news release. “I had the honor of getting to know him not only as a great football player but an outstanding human being. One of the honors of my life was witnessing Chris get baptized in the Jordan River during a Hall of Fame trip to Israel. The legacy of Chris Doleman will live forever in Canton, Ohio, for generations to learn from how he lived a life of courage and character.”
The Vikings, who selected Doleman with the fourth overall choice in 1985, also confirmed the bad news.
“The Minnesota Vikings express our deepest sympathies to Chris Doleman’s family and friends upon his passing,” the team said in a statement. “Chris was a great example for players past and present as he embodied all the best characteristics of a Viking — resilience, toughness and a competitive spirit. Chris always carried himself with dignity and class. Vikings fans worldwide will greatly miss him.”
In his fifth season, Doleman led the league with 21 sacks. He made 150.5 sacks in his 15-year career that included three years with the 49ers and two with the Falcons.
Doleman earned first-team All-Pro in 1987, ’89 and ’92 and was an eight-time Pro Bowler. He also was second-team all-decade for the 1990s.
He earned induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
Doleman, diagnosed with glioblastoma, underwent surgery on Jan. 25, 2018, to remove a cancerous tumor in his brain. Two other tumors were treated with radiation and chemotherapy.
Three days ago, Doleman tweeted: “Today is my 2 year anniversary of being a brain cancer survivor! Huge!”
Who ya got this Sunday?
Why will the Chiefs be the champs, and not the chumps?
Why will the 49ers strike gold, instead of striking out?
Takes can be serious, or not so serious...Especially since most of us root for other teams...
Drew Brees may be closer to retiring than he let on during the season. I recall a few articles during the year stating that Brees absolutely intends on playing the 2020 season, articles that said he had a taste of retirement when he was injured, and didn't like it, etc. His comments this weekend may put a pause to that optimism though.
"I'm really waiting until football is totally done," Brees said, per Amie Just of the Times-Picayune. "Obviously being here, I'm just very much focused on my family and this opportunity to be around the guys, playing the game. Then, I'll kind of lay low for a little bit, get away and then assess."
"I kind of have a process in mind. And I'll give it a month or so."
"At this stage of my career, it's not a given that I'm coming back every year, but when that time comes, I'll always be a Saint,"
Those aren't the words of a guy who is dead set on returning next year. That's a guy who is very much considering calling it a day, but hasn't quite made up his mind yet...which is a remarkable change from where he was at a few months ago.
ESPN reports that the Giants quarterback will hold a news conference Friday to announce his retirement. (The Giants have confirmed)
It is not a surprise as signs have pointed toward Manning calling it quits.
He did not want to finish his career as a backup and didn’t want to play elsewhere, leaving him with retirement as his only option.
Manning, 39, lost his job to rookie Daniel Jones in 2019. Manning started only four games, going 1-3, and passing for 1,042 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions.
If this is it, Manning ends his 16-year career with a 117-117 record, two Super Bowl rings, 57,023 passing yards and 366 touchdowns.
His career will create an interesting Hall of Fame debate as he made only four Pro Bowls and was never an All-Pro but twice was named Super Bowl MVP.
In NFL history, Manning’s career marks rank seventh in passing yards, seventh in touchdowns, seventh in completions (4,895), sixth in attempts (8,119), 45th in passer rating (84.1), 43rd in completion percentage (60.3) and 12th in interceptions (244).
Manning earned $252.3 million in his career.
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Antonio Brown and his trainer allegedly battered the driver of a moving truck outside his residence here, the Hollywood Police Department said Tuesday.
Brown is a suspect in the alleged incident but is not in custody and has not been arrested, said police officials, who added that the criminal investigation is ongoing.
The trainer, Glen Holt, was charged with one count of felony burglary and battery. He was booked into jail Tuesday evening.
Brown hired the moving truck to bring some of his belongings to his Hollywood home before the disturbance occurred.
The moving truck stayed outside of Brown's home for hours before leaving the scene followed by police. Cameron WolfeA Hollywood police spokesman said Brown was at home with Holt at the time of the incident and they attempted to make contact with him for further questioning but they were unsuccessful before leaving for the day.
The hope in contacting Brown was to determine whether they would bring battery charges against him, but they could not do that Tuesday.
In general, police say they prefer to deescalate situations where there is no other victim or apparent safety threatened rather than forcing contact to be made and potentially escalating a situation.
The criminal investigation is ongoing and an update from police on Brown's status is expected before noon ET on Wednesday. Police reiterated that detectives are diligently investigating this case and they still plan to make contact with Brown.
Brown's home is located in a gated community in Hollywood where multiple neighbors told ESPN they've been fed up with the antics coming from the Brown home including multiple police encounters this month.
Last week, Brown's agent Drew Rosenhaus conditionally terminated his relationship with him until the wide receiver seeks counseling, an NFL Players Association source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Rosenhaus wrote in a letter the NFLPA received Thursday that he would like to work with Brown, but not until he first gets help.
The NFL is aware of the current situation regarding Brown and have begun their own investigation in an attempt to procure details. This latest incident does not help Brown's attempts to return to the NFL.
Earlier this month, Brown had an obscene outburst toward the police and the mother of his children that he streamed live on Instagram. The video was later picked up by TMZ. In it, he can be heard using explicit language and calling the police officers explicit names.
Brown, 31, wasn't on an active roster for most of the 2019 season. He was released from the Oakland Raiders after the preseason following public demands. He was active for one game with the New England Patriots but was released shortly after, amid sexual assault allegations. The former Pittsburgh Steelers star recently had a workout with the New Orleans Saints, which he later called a publicity stunt on social media.
The NFL is investigating Brown after a lawsuit was filed by his former trainer, Britney Taylor, alleging that she was sexually assaulted by Brown on multiple occasions. Brown also was accused of sexual misconduct at his home by an artist who was working there in 2017.
The NFL has not concluded its investigation.
With their selection of Patrick Mahomes in the 37th round of the 2014 MLB draft, the Detroit Tigers, a Major League Baseball team, have drafted more Super Bowl starting QBs than the Detroit Lions have.
WHY am I a Lions fan again???
Poke fun at your own team in the comments!