Super Bowl NFL Picks
I was 10 yards away from correctly predicting this year’s Super Bowl match-up! It’s like matching 5 out of the 6 lottery numbers, but ultimately coming up short – just not fair!
Let’s talk about the beat down that the Broncos put on the Patriots. I really thought that game was going to be a lot closer than it turned out to be. Manning just abused the Patriots defense and everything he called was completely effective against what New England was trying do defensively. What a brilliant game plan by the Denver offensive staff.
As for the backlash from Wes Welker taking out Talib, it was a pick play and Edelman did the exact same thing the series before to a Denver DB. However, the only difference was that the Denver player did not get hurt. You’re on a football field; you either keep your head on a swivel, or you’re going to get jacked up and possibly injured. If Belichick has an issue with it, he can petition the rules committee to make that a penalty. Otherwise shut up and stop your bitching!
Congratulations again to the Denver Broncos and their fans for making it to the Super Bowl. Now onto the topic that everyone seems to have a strong opinion about. Before I get to Sherman’s postgame interview, another congratulations goes out to the Seattle Seahawks and their fans for winning the NFL and punching their ticket to the Super Bowl.
My Thoughts on Sherman’s Outburst
First of all, I want to state that I’m personally not a fan of Sherman. I think that Darrelle Revis, at his prime, is the best cornerback in the league (shocking from a Bucs fan I know). With that said, he made the play of the game that placed them in the championship game. If Richard Sherman ever flames out in the NFL, wrestling promoters will be lining up around the block for his services. The self-proclaimed best cornerback in the league went viral with one of the greatest promos ever in a brief but memorable interview with Fox sideline reporter Erin Andrews.
The look on Erin’s face when he starts his rant is priceless! I want to put this in perspective for those who are still personally offended by Sherman’s outburst. This interview took place seconds after the game ended. Andrews nabbed a sideline interview with Sherman after he made the play of the game just moments earlier. He was still in an emotional state from the adrenaline rush of the game. Some players cry. Some yell about how great God is, how amazing their teammates are, or how anything is possible.
Sherman took it out on Crabtree. Was it classless? Of course it was classless, but Crabtree isn’t a kid in the schoolyard being picked on by a bully. Crabtree doesn’t need a million sports writers or bloggers to call out Sherman for his disrespectful actions. Majority of the postgame interviews are horrible and easily forgotten. In my opinion, interviews like Sherman’s are the ones that are worth doing – look at the amount of attention it has received! In those postgame moments, a player might say or do something extraordinary. Sherman’s brash honesty gave us a moment we can remember, and if it makes him a villain to some, so freaking what?
We need good guys and bad guys in sports. We need rivalries like we used to have when they genuinely hated each other on and off the field. I don’t mind if players shake hands after a game and joke around with each other. I understand that some are friends and they’re part of a millionaires club most of us will never be able to join.
A sport as violent, angry and passionate as the NFL, needs drama and players that don’t like each other. That is what makes us watch; we love to hate it! I am a diehard Bucs fan, so I could careless about Seattle and San Francisco, but I watched every snap because it provided me more drama than any soap opera and chick flick combined. I hope more players start doing what Sherman did, instead of taking the PC route. Sure, it was rude. Yes, it was brash. Indeed, it was totally disrespectful to Crabtree. But it was awesome too!!
Stay tuned for next week’s blog, when I break down the Super Bowl match-up and who I think will win and why.
Tailgater Combo Breakdown
Just wanted to take a moment and mention that we are running an awesome football themed sampler pack right now!
I personally created the names and decided which cigars would be in this sampler pack. The tailgate torch lighter is awesome for lighting your sticks or getting your grill going. Plus, who doesn’t need an extra bottle opener for those cold adult beverages! Here is a breakdown of what the Tailgater Combo includes:5-Stick Cigar Caddy
Crush-proof, and comes with a lifetime guarantee. It’s watertight, and can protect up to 5 Churchills. It also has a humidifier so you can even enjoy a good smoke when you’re driving home in the dark, wondering if it’s too late to draft an entirely new team.
Your “Crush ’em” Connecticuts:
Victory Stick – Connecticut Churchill
Hail Mary – Connecticut Toro
Beast Mode – Connecticut Robusto
Three sticks of Dominican-wrapped deliciousness. These are hearty, peppery, and just a little spicy. Perfect for smoking before, after, and during grilling.
Your “Overtime” Maduros:
The Road Grater – Maduro Churchill
Field Goal – Maduro Robusto
These Overtime Maduros are dark Dominican with a well-balanced mix of fillers and a double binder that leads to a premium feel and smoke. This is your smoke for sitting back and puffing away while you try to get drunk enough to root for the bums who have the gall to put on your beloved team’s uniform and stink it up week after week.
Tailgate Torch Lighter
This is your ideal all-purpose torch lighter. You can fire up the grill, your cigars, and still have plenty of flame to burn the stadium down after your team gets shutout again. But that’s only the start. This thing has a built in bottle opener and it’s your new best friend. (Unlike the no-name fourth-stringer who now calls himself your running back.)