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The only certainty during an NFL season is there'll be a ton of surprises. There are people who claim to be experts on the NFL and many pour over statistics/analysis to determine which teams will make an impact in the upcoming season. However, the NFL is as unpredictable as a crazy ex-girlfriend. So, with the regular season coming to a close and end-of-the-year-lists becoming trendier than Tebowing, we've compiled our top 10 list of biggest surprises so far. Check 'em out then vote in our poll after the jump.
In this week's NFL Upon Further Review, Atlanta’s Julio Jones had a big weekend, Mark Sanchez’s blocking leaves something to be desired, Rex Ryan can jump, Dexter McCluster can leap Miami Dolphins in a single bound, and Patrick Peterson sends St. Louis home in shocking fashion in overtime. Check out the best highlights and lowlights from week 9 of NFL action after the jump.
Sam Bradford, the Rams first year quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Oklahoma, can add another achievement to his resume: NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Thanks to a season in which he almost lead the franchise to its first playoff berth in 6 seasons, Bradford solidified himself as a leader and viable weapon. He now holds the records for most consecutive passes thrown without an interception by a rookie, most attempts by a rookie in NFL history, and most completions by a rookie in NFL history. We had the opportunity to hop on the phone with Sam to discuss everything from his superstitions to the impending lockout. Read the full Q&A after the jump!
The Alabama Fax Cam Girl is straight blowing up on the internets. For any doodyheads who don't know about the Alabama Fax Cam Girl story, read the full details here. We need your help identifying her! Give us the goods and we'll reward you with a football signed by NFL Rookie of the Year finalist Sam Bradford courtesy of Axe Buzzed Look Cream + SPF 15. Read all the deets after the jump!
Of course we all have favorite songs by music artists that can (sometimes fortunately) be called “one-hit wonders.” Sports is no different, as many players...
After another wild weekend in the NFL, the final seeds are set for this year's playoffs. Twelve teams will enter the postseason with Super Bowl aspirations, all of which believe they have a realistic shot at making the Big Game. As most teams gear up for this "new" season, they believe all bets are off. Regular season records no longer matter. It's what you do in this next 3-4 games that counts. So, if you're a Chiefs or Seahawks fan and you think there's not a shot in hell your team's holding the Lombardi Trophy come February, you might want to take a look at this list of Super Bowl improbables.
By now you have probably done all the homework you are going to do. You have watched countless hours of NFL Total Access, Sports Center, and more preseason games than you care to admit. You have studied the statistics and researched all the probabilities. Your fantasy draft day has come and gone. Yet you still missed out on ‘that guy’ who blew up in the first week of the season. If you want to know whom you should stash on your bench so that you can look like a fantasy genius read on and see what our crack research staff of drunken monkeys came up with.
With the NFL draft quickly approaching on April 22, outrageous rookie contracts and salaries are becoming a hot topic once again. When 21-year-old players who haven’t passed all their humanities courses are being guaranteed upwards of $30 to $40 million, it has become clear you don't have to be a middle-aged Wall Street mogul to be a mega-rich anymore.
There is something special about getting drafted in the NFL. It’s like validation for the hours upon hours you put in working out, watching film, and just kicking the crap out of your opponents on the football field. The last guy in the draft will likely get league minimum- $325,000 but also the glory of the title Mr. Irrelevant.
We have all cheered for a team that we know sucks. Rooting for the underdog is something that we as Americans love to do. Sometimes...