The preseason is quite the unique enigma. It encompasses a lot of emotion from both fans and players, ranging from elation to utter disdain. In reality, it is a necessary evil for everyone. It gives players, coaches and even the television crews to get some repetitions before the regular season. As much as practice helps, there isn’t anything that can replace game speed. As fans, we keep asking ourselves why we watch because it is a boring, bland style of football. In reality, there are a lot of reasons we watch.
For the first time in many years, the Minnesota Vikings had a relatively uneventful offseason. There were no major injuries, no internal drama, and, outside of the Anthony Barr signing, nothing shocking when it came to free agency. The Vikings are returning nineteen starters from last season, only replacing two offensive linemen and the three-technique defensive tackle. Continue reading →
At the beginning of every season, college football experts and fans compile a short list of candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Every list compiled will have any previous winner, finalist and breakout players from the previous year. Almost every season though, we have one or two finalists that come out of nowhere, including past winners Lamar Jackson, Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow. In today’s piece, I will take a look at 3 players who could become the next Heisman winner to seemingly come out of nowhere. Continue reading →
One of the favorite pastimes for fans to do, especially when you are in the off-season, is to project. Whether it’s with draft prospects or people from other walks of life, it is always fun to fantasy book your favorite athletes, characters, and celebrities as football players. This series will utilize this exercise once a month, picking 6-8 different individuals spanning different sports, pro wrestling, television and movie casts, and celebrities. Today, we will be looking at how hockey stars today translate to the gridiron.