It is only week 2 of the 2013 NFL season and Eddie Royal already has 5 receiving touchdowns? At this point it looks like he is Philip Rivers’ favorite target since Denario Alexander is out for the entire season. I had thought Vincent Brown was the next big receiver in San Diego but Eddie Royal has proven me wrong. We didn’t see any action from Royal last year because he was injured and the years before that he played on the Broncos with shitty quarterbacks including Tim Tebow. His rookie year with Denver he put up 1,000 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. Maybe this is going to be Continue reading
As you must have seen in the media by now, Aaron Hernandez has been charged with first degree murder among several other gun charges. It looks very much like he was directly involved with the murder of Odin Lloyd even though there still hasn’t been hard evidence released. However, several other football players have gotten away with murder such as Ray Lewis, OJ Simpson, and Donte Stallworth. It’s not looking good for Hernandez, who has had some troubles in the past. For someone who had potential to be one of the NFL’s best tight ends, just got paid $40 million, and is only 23 years old, he quickly got himself into quite a bit of trouble. But with his money, his lawyers, it’s possible that even if he was involved with Lloyd’s murder, he will get off without jail time. So what do you think will happen?
Russell Wilson is the only rookie quarterback that has a shot at winning the Superbowl this year. His first playoff win was impressive. However, Wilson still has a lot to prove and he’s going to have the biggest challenge of his short career up against the Atlanta Falcons. With Mike Nolan’s always creating ways to fluster quarterbacks, Wilson has to be on his game. He may opt to scramble more but with the way Atlanta likes to blitz, he’s going to have throw in the pocket. Will he make it to the Superbowl, and possibly win it all?
Every football fan craves HBO’s yearly reality football series, Hard Knocks. The show follows a select NFL team every year, airing training camp through preseason games, until the NFL season starts. The series is described as one of the fastest turnaround reality series in television history. The series covers the team’s preparations for the upcoming season and provides viewers with team inside jokes and pranks, players’ family matters, and position battles.
Whether the series follows your prized NFL team since childhood or your team’s biggest Continue reading
We all know how terrible an NFL Lockout would be. I’ve thought about this for weeks and still have no idea what I would do on Sundays. I guess I could play golf? But then what would I do Saturdays, and would I be able to play on Sundays without doing beer a hole? And think how terrible Monday nights would be. What would you look forward to, watching Two and a Half Men (probably the worst show on TV)? Also worth thinking about is what is The League doing right now? They obviously are filming currently since it starts in the fall, what are they going to have their season about? It would be pretty funny to have it be about how depressed they all are with no football, but what happens if the lockout ends? I guess we’d still have college football on Saturdays…and playoff baseball through October…But think about January, clearly the worst month of the year, only made better by playoff football every weekend. This is making me angry and I’m now going to stop talking or thinking about it. It looks like the two sides are getting closer in negotiations finally, but I can’t take hearing these teasing updates every day anymore. Wake me up when it’s over. Anyway, this Funny or Die video is actually pretty funny despite starring world class douche Taylor Lautner. Cameos include Tony Gonzalez, Ray Lewis, Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert (Are you in Good Hands?), Ray Lewis, Desean Jackson, Shaun Phillips, Shawne Merriman, Antonio Cromartie, Steve Smith, Kirk Morrison, Mariella Jaffe (pretty hot), and of course Kevin Costner.
Growing up, there was only one kind of reporter on ESPN: the loud and witty male personality (see Chris Berman, Keith Olbermann, Rich Eisen, Stuart Scott). Sure, some women have always had roles on ESPN, but they were strictly regulated to women’s sports and at the most, WAC college football games. Since its launch in 1972, ESPN has grown from a tiny cable network into the worldwide leader for sports broadcasting. One channel has given way to ESPN2, ESPNClassic, ESPNews, ESPNU, ESPN 360, ESPNtheOcho, and I’m sure many others I don’t even know exist. From one studio in Bristol, Connecticut, the network now broadcasts from LA, Miami, New York, and Charlotte. But the biggest change in ESPN? The women. A few years back WNBA announcers gave way to the best invention since that flavored popcorn powder they get you at the movie theater: the sideline reporter. Stuck watching a Redskins-Bengals Monday Night Football game with the score 3-0 in the 3rd quarter, quick let’s cut to….Erin Andrews on the sideline! What a breath of fresh air. And now it’s not just sideline reporters. Women host SportsCenter, report on the NFL labor negotiations, and host their own shows. While I am with the rest of the American male population there’s nothing worse than hearing Pam Ward commentating a game, I fully support these hot and smart women infiltrating ESPN’s male dominated culture. As next week marks the release of Those Guys Have All the Fun, the behind-the-scenes, tell-all novel of the sports network’s humble beginnings all the way to the behomoth it is today, we here at NSD thought it was the perfect time to look at all the of the women working for ESPN today.
We’ll start with Erin Andrews, easily the hottest woman sports reporter of all time. Continue reading