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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.

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My Thursday Night Football parties just got a lot less crowded.

Comcast and the NFL finally reached a compromise on the 2-year dispute over which cable tier to put NFL Network on (If this sounds like something not worth a seemingly interminable 24-month blood feud, that’s because it isn’t.)  That means cable customers can now watch Thursday night games, and that means I’m not the only person on my block with the game on.

Remember that story that said Favre was having surgery? Yeah, about that…

In the latest edition of “Did Brett Favre sneeze today?,” there is a new conflicting report out saying that Favre wants to heal his arm without surgery.

From ESPN’s Ed Werder:  “Favre, however, remains focused on nonsurgical options, including cortisone injections and natural movements like light throwing and bicep curls that might cause the tendon to release naturally, the source told ESPN.  If the tendon releases and the pain subsides, Favre is virtually certain to play again.  If he has surgery and his arm strength diminishes or the pain remains, he will remain retired.”

So basically, Favre’s return is still inevitable.  Now there’s just two different anonymous sources telling us two different stories about HOW he will return.

Nick Collins is unhappy with his contract, unless you ask Nick Collins

Nick Collins’ Agent:  “For now, unless the team is willing to at least discuss the contract situation, we don’t see any need for Nick to participate on the field.”

Nick Collins:  “I don’t have a problem with my contract.”

So, who knows more about what Nick Collins wants, Nick Collins or his agent?  My money is on his agent.

Did Favre fake his injury that convinced him to retire?

I’ll just send you over to CheeseheadTV for the story.

Brett Favre is kind of a dick.

Unbelievable…

Favre is meeting with Brad Childress later this week.  After spending the whole offseason denying rumors that he was interested in returning.  It sounds oddly familiar.

It’s Draft Day!

The most wonderful time of the year non-football season is upon us:  the NFL Draft.

We’ll be here all day, folks.  Check in for the latest news whenever you need it.