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When NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 3rd overall pick in 1980, he was regarded as one of the most intimidating linemen in recent history. His rigorous workout routine and 6’6’’ stature helped solidify a potent Bengals offense, while frightening defenses around the league. Munoz went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL, compiling 11 Pro Bowls, 3 Offensive Lineman of the Year Awards, 2 AFC Championships, a Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and a Bart Starr Man of the Year Award.
From the first time every young athlete steps onto a football field, they dream about winning a Super Bowl and holding up that Lombardi Trophy. James Ihedigbo, safety for the Baltimore Ravens, has now accomplished that but he isn’t completely satisfied. He aspires to help others receive the same opportunity that he was given.
Ryan Stern Hosts BSP's NFL Draft Preview!!!!
Ryan Stern from Real Sports Talk Radio hosts a pannal to discuss the NFL draft. Taking you inside the draft like nobody else.
Back in his playing days, Randall Cunningham was a true football pioneer, transcending how the quarterback position was played. Coming into the league as a second-round pick from UNLV, Randall overcame doubters and would-be tacklers to throw for 29,979 yards and 4,928 yards rushing (2nd all-time).
With the Scouting Combine completed, the mock drafts are going to start rolling in. There is a chance for a lot of movement in the 1st round this year. Pro Days are going to be very vital in the eyes of NFL teams this year.
When Moise Fokou, a linebacker with the Indianapolis Colts, thought about how to give back to his community, he only had to look back at his own life. He remembers when an organization came to his hometown and took local kids, including him, on a shopping spree for new school supplies.
That event still sticks out in his mind and became a driving force for his foundation. “I kind of looked back at myself growing up and thought about the things I wanted and how I wanted people to help me,” Fokou stated. “I want [kids] to feel positive about going to school and help them along the journey of education like I had gotten help as a kid.”
In Week 12, New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley had four tackles in his team’s 38-10 romp of the Green Bay Packers. But his most important play was yet to be made. It would not be on the gridiron, but on the lanes as Boley hosted his third annual charity bowling event in Wallington, NJ. The money raised went to Intensive Therapeutics, a non-profit organization that offers occupational therapy services to children with autism and special needs.
This past Monday night, Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould hosted a fundraiser for his charity Goulden Touch at AJ Hudson’s Public House in the North Side of Chicago.
Gould, the fourth most accurate kicker in NFL history, launched the Goulden Touch charity organization in 2011 to balance the incredible importance of giving to others, while also making charitable giving fun.
5) The Jets’ Offense silenced their critics…at least for six more days: If you had told this Jets fan that Tim Tebow would get more boos, and quicker than Mark Sanchez, I would’ve thought that to be as much of a stretch as Rex Ryan’s old pants. It had been a tough preseason with one New York tabloid depicting the Jets as a clown car. As it turned out, the joke was on Buffalo as the Jets opened up a 41-7 by the middle of the third quarter and never looked back. Mario Williams, he of the $96 million dollar contract, was rendered a non-factor by unsung hero right tackle Austin Howard, registering just one tackle.
Today’s game of football is mostly pass-oriented with the quarterback being the most prized possession of a successful team. Gone are the days of premier running backs hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Need proof? The last five starting running backs for championship teams were Ahmad Bradshaw, James Starks (who was a rookie), Pierre Thomas, an old Edgerrin James and Brandon Jacobs; all far from being franchise cornerstones. With quarterbacks being a Super Bowl necessity, the two QB categories at question are injuries and “Can he even do it?”.
Let’s pretend you are the average North American sports fan. I know it’s not much of a stretch, but stay with me…
You live in a city of five million or so residents, and today you are one of 60,000 fans packed into the local football stadium. It’s halfway through the first quarter and the visiting team is lining up to punt. You watch on with great interest as the return team takes the field.What’s-his-name, that Heisman finalist from two years ago, is supposed to be making his professional debut this afternoon, but he hasn’t touched the turf yet.
Beer in one hand, game program in the other, you glance over your shoulder to check the scoreboard. The home team is up 1-0, the ball is on the 53-yard line and the visitors are punting on 3rd and 4.
Excuse me, what?
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