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By:  Jason “Big J” Allen

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Thanks to @sports_contessa I have the difficult task of compliment my most hated franchise growing up…  The GREEN BAY PACKERS!  This is the team that I watched many 49ers defeats especially at the hands of number 4 Bret Favre.  Now it’s a new era, the Packers have won a championship since the gunslinger has faded into the sunset.  After a few disappointing post Super Bowl years, I will now tell Cheese Head Nation why they should feel Optimistic about 2013!

1.  Aaron Rodgers.  The Packers have the best QB in the universe right now.  What more can I say.

2.  ARod!  In a league dominated by quarterback play, what team has a better one than the Packers.  He easily makes all the WR around him better.  Watch how great Greg Jennings will fair with Christian “Which way did he go” Ponder.

3.  “The People’s Champ”.  You arguably have the most likable player in the league outside of Peyton Manning and…  Tebow?  Ok, but at this point even with the critics still trying to take shots at him (holding the ball to long),  former teammates hating (Greg Jennings, and Donald Driver).  Yet in still we “ALL LOVE” The People’s Champ!  Can’t wait to see the Super Uppercut celebration, and the discount double check (Just not in week 1 please).

4.   Yea you guessed it…  Eddie Lacy!  Watching this young man in preseason I noticed the fierceness in the way he runs ala Stephen Jackson.  I didn’t think he was as elusive in college, but so far he has made people miss and is running through people if needed.  I will hate to see him barreling through the hole in the 4th quarter.  Shout out to Johnathan Franklin, who looks to be a stud too.

5.  Injury Bug shouldn’t strike again.  I know you have some earlier injuries (Brian Bulaga), but nothing can be worse than last year.  Last year the Packers were destroyed by injury.  Welcome back Jordy Nelson.  A healthy Clay Mathews.  Some of the older injured players are gone Cedric Benson, Charles Woodson, to name a few.  If the Pack can stay healthy, then they are a top 4 team in the league.

*Bonus* Your division usually self destructs.  Lions are an undisciplined mess regardless of the talent.  The Bears have Jay Cutler…  I repeat the Bears have Jay Cutler. The Vikings have Christian Ponder, should I even go on?

*Bonus #2* You have Aaron Rodgers!  Shout out to Mike Nolan for picking Alex Smith!

Thank you @sports_contessa

Jason "Big J" Allen  @UnsportsmenBigJ

Jason “Big J” Allen
@UnsportsmenBigJ

 

By: Corey Black

Prior to this offseason, Greg Jennings was simply known as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and Green Bay Packers history, pulling in huge passes from both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.  He had charisma, much like other #1 receivers around the NFL, but no one labelled him as a diva or even a cancer. However, as he continues to talk poorly about Green Bay now that he is in Minnesota, his reputation as a whole is taking a hit.

     For seven seasons, he was one of the most loved players in Green Bay.  Free agency happens.  Trades happen.  Most people in the NFL realize this, and they move on and bite their lip instead of soiling a reputation.  However, Jennings continues to bash the organization, and Aaron Rodgers in particular.  Probably not a good idea bashing a man whose nickname is “The People’s Champ!”

     It all started at the end of the 2012 regular season, when Jennings’ sister openly bashed the team and Rodgers on Twitter.  While those messages were quickly deleted, Jennings is pretty much repeating those exact words in a series of interviews.  He claims that the Packers try to brainwash their players, while “the guy they have now” (what Jennings calls Rodgers) is one of the most overrated quarterbacks in the league.  I bet he won’t return his brainwashed Packers Super Bowl Ring he won with “the guy they have now”.

     For as much talk as Jennings has done, the Packers-Vikings rivalry should be alive and well in 2013.  Green Bay is still the better team on paper, but Minnesota is working hard in trying to get back to being true contenders.  Having the #1 fantasy football star Adrian Peterson on their team certainly helps, and they are hoping that Christian Ponder will have more success with Jennings to throw the ball to.  Don’t be surprised to see Rodgers try and make a statement during their two meetings this season.

Corey Black

 

By: Raymond “Big Play” Miller

Follow me: @Bprunsportsmenm

Guess who’s back!
“EL Capitain” the Captain Derek Jeter leader of the Bronx Bombers here to make everything right in the Yankee World right, right,… wrong and unfair.  I know Jeter hit the first pitch he saw for a Home Run on Sunday and the Yanks eventually won the game.  Let’s be realistic Jeter’s 39 and he’s missed 103 games already this is not the Jeter of old, but just an old Jeter.  With Granderson out, Teixeria out, Arod out and with the Yanks 7.5 games out of 1st place there’s only one thing Jeter can do right, Holla at Ryan Braun (PEDs).  I’m not saying it can’t be done (who am I to judge a guy with 5Chainz!!!! I mean Rings). The fact is Jeter already has his monument coming, the clubhouse needs to receive Jeter’s leadership through his presence and how he handle’s himself in pinstripes it’s up to Cano to carry them to the division championship! Roc-A-fella yall.
Onto my thoughts…
1. The Sanchez-Geno competition seems like a Geno victory unless he falls on his face, judging by what the beat writers and what players are saying.
2. Maclin gone.  Pitta gone.  Soon training camp will be a glorified walk through.
3. Much respect to Donovan McNabb for having his #5 retired. I loved how he played in his early career (juke move on Mark Carrier #27 “Fast forward to 3:20”) and hated how his career ended (39yds passing vs SD w/Min), and Shout Out to Andy Reid knowing he was done.
4. As a NBA fan I like the Luis Sciola to Pacers trade it really helps them down in the paint.
5. As a Knicks fan I hate the Luis Sciola trade to the Pacers… just saying.
6. Aaron Rodgers hates being lied to, so does Greg Jennings apparently.
7. Dang, Kanye that photographer at the airport wasn’t there when you hit your head on that sign.  LoL that’s Cray!
8. Tino Martinez (Marlins hitting coach) snapped on the team after seeing Logan Morrison’s tweet on not being on PEDs for not scoring a run in 37 innings
9. Matty Ice $59mil guaranteed.  Is it SB or bust time?
10. AP may want HGH testing but we know the Seahawks don’t!

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
@bprunsportsmenm

Andrew Luck: Is It Luck?

Written By:

James "JD" Davis @mrjdsir11

James “JD” Davis
@mrjdsir11

Is it luck that CBS Sports put you in the same class as LeBron James and Bryce Harper?  Is it luck that you hold multiple sport and academic awards in college?  Is it luck you were the first player selected in the NFL Draft?  No. It’s natural talent, hard work, and a will to win.  The only luck involved is in his name. Yes, we’re talking about Andrew Luck.

Being the son of NFL quarterback Oliver Luck (Houston Oilers) gave Andrew a winning hand to start with.  He was recruited to Stanford by Jim Harbaugh, who has been known to get a lot out of average quarterbacks.  So imagine Harbaugh’s excitement at recruiting a winning lottery ticket like Luck.  At Stanford, Luck racked up a lot of hardware.  In my opinion, however, the most important award he grabbed is the CoSIDA Academic all-American.  In winning this award, Luck joined the likes of Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and even Tim Tebow.  This award says that Luck has the cerebral ability to succeed in the NFL; a league that scratches off mentally weak players.

Everyone knew he would be the first pick in the draft.  He was so coveted that there were teams going “all in” even when they didn’t have a winning hand.  The Media called it “Suck for Luck” and teams openly participated in it.  The Colts ended up with the 1st pick and Luck finally “crapped out.”  Luck had to follow Peyton Manning, which we can all agree are some big shoes to fill.  So what does Luck do? Nothing…except make his first NFL pass a touchdown (Just like manning).

All that is good, but what really made me realize he is a Blackjack was one huge come from behind victory over the Green Bay Packers. Luck went toe to toe with the reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers and called his bluff for the win.  Luck showed he can be cool when the stakes get high, and that he doesn’t have a tell.

I am usually a hard sell on quarterbacks coming into the league. I’m a “don’t believe the hype” guy.  I always say, “Show me the baby; don’t tell me about the labor.”  Why?  Because guys come into the league, show some flash, and are done in five years or less (Jamarcuss Russell, Tim Couch, Ryan Leaf).  Either that, or they end up as career back ups (Matt Lienart, Charlie Batch, Derek Anderson).  However, every now and then a royal flush like Andre Luck grabs your attention.  I’m saying it here: there is a new Maverick in town.  Now he just has to form a posse to win the jackpot!

JD Follow me and I will follow back @mrjdsir11

Credited edit: Trent Austin

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