Category Archives: 2009

For those who didn’t already know who to root for this week.

Root for:

Packers over Seahawks.

Panthers over Giants.

*If the first 2 happen, then the Packers clinch a wild card spot in the playoffs.

Redskins over Cowboys.

Enjoy the remainder of the season’s games and Favre’s annual cold-weather collapse.

Brett Favre won’t be unretiring until next season.

And somewhere, Peter King is weeping.

Brett Favre to make up his mind by Friday unless, of course, he doesn’t.

By Friday, we will know.  Maybe.

Bleacher Report makes me want to kick someone in the balls.

At first glance, Bleacher Report seems like a quasi-legitimate sports news website.  Some stories from Bleacher Report could easily be imagined on the front page of ESPN.com (UFC 100: Octagon Girls of the Past and Present) or in a Rick Reilly column (Lamar Odom: “O-done” with the Los Angeles Lakers?)

While reporters for ESPN and other players in mainstream sports media may be hacks, they’re professional hacks who have to at least ground their reporting in facts and reason, and their reporting generally has at least a shred of significance to the average viewer.  The same can’t be said of the esteemed contributors to Bleacher Report.  They’re just plain old hacks.  And they usually have no idea what the hell they’re talking about.

Case in point, this conspiracy theory from some clueless fan about Favre intentionally losing games for some dumb reason or another:

As for the Jets, they ultimately profited from Favre’s brief time there. Yet they were just a pawn in Favre’s game.   The enemy was the Packers. For their grief, they get just a third round pick out of Favre—not the second rounder or the potential three first round picks possible if the Jets had dealt him.

I’ve heard more coherent and logical theories from my toaster.

Aside from the just plain dumb, there’s the just plain pointless, evidenced by this Packers fan giving his entirely arbitrary predictions for the Madden ratings for Green Bay’s players, ratings which happen to have already been released.

You’re also sure to find an inordinately large amount of uninformed analysis.  Reading one of CheeseheadTV’s exceptional articles breaking down new defensive schemes or contract negotiations puts Bleacher Report to shame.

And for God’s sake, why does Bleacher Report show up in Google News?  If I wanted to hear 30 random assholes offering their fascinating opinions and speculation about Brett Favre, I’d turn on SportsCenter.

Aaron Rodgers Courts a Grapefruit Heiress

Via the New York Post, we now know that Aaron Rodgers has been seen “cozying up with” grapefruit heiress and swimsuit model Julie Henderson (Thank God for the New York Post and its journalistic integrity–get with it New York Times!)

Insert grapefruit/breast joke here.

Sexy Rexy is Houston-bound.

Former Bears QB and noted Sex Cannon Rex Grossman will sign with the Houston Texans.

This appears to have been a master move by the ingenious mega-agent, Drew Rosenhaus.  Surely, on a team that has long been starved for talent at the quarterback position, Sexy Rexy will find himself on top of the depth chart in no time.

Wait, what’s that?  He’s going to be battling some guy I’ve never heard of to be the third string quarterback?  Behind Dan Orlovsky?  Scramble-out-of-the-endzone-for-a-safety Dan Orlovsky?  Oh….

Are bloggers’ anonymous sources better than traditional writers’ anonymous sources?

packergeeks says that Favre will be a Viking by the end of the week.