Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rating the Wide Receivers

During this interminable lull in actual football we look for nearly anything to sink our teeth into; and the good folks at The Sporting News have helped out by coming up with a ranking of NFL wide outs.

Larry Fitzgerald at #1? No big surprise there, but what bothers us is that Hines Ward came in at #18 behind such luminaries Terrell Owens (#6), Braylon Edwards (#7), and Chad Johnson (#16). Potential and physical skills mean only so much in professional sports ~ production is what counts, and Hines Ward is a superior receiver (and team player) to any of those three.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Rooney Family is #1

Sure it has been awhile since we have posted anything; but really whose fault is that? After all, if the National Football League would just play year-round we would have no problem finding something to read about much less write about.

In any event, our good friends at Sports Illustrated have identified both best, and worst, owners in the four major professional sports. Naturally our attention is focused almost entirely on the National Football League; and we are happy to report that the Rooney Family, fresh off its sixth Super Bowl championship, came in a at #1.

Also of interest is the fact that three of the four teams in the AFC North are represented in the rankings, with Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti coming at #5 amongst the best owners and Mike Brown, the Cincinnati owner, coming in at #4 amonst the worst.

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