The other day, Packers offensive lineman got into a Twitter argument with a fellow NFL “fan”. Although they clearly weren’t a fan of Lang’s. The twitter posts have since been deleted but the fan made a comment to TJ Lang after one of the playoff games suggesting how good a team can be with a good offensive line. TJ Lang shot back telling them to cheer for them and calling the fan a “loser”. He then followed up that tweet with the following:
Hard to believe you don’t see more professional athletes lash out at fans with all the constant criticism that they take. I’m sure they’re likely told by their respective teams to control that type of behaviour but I can totally understand Lang’s response. Opinions are like a$$holes, everyone has one and people love to share them. You see people tweeting negative comments all the time to professional athletes and they should be able to take if it they’re willing to dish it.
This isn’t the first time Lang stirred up some controversy. Back when the replacement refs stole that game from the Packers and gave it to the Seahawks, he tweeted the following:
Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.
Surprisingly I didn’t hear about any discipline from the league. I think they knew they’d screwed that one up and didn’t want to bring any extra attention to it. It’s kind of refreshing to see a player say what they feel instead of giving the usual politically correct answers we’re used to.
If Jim Harbaugh can’t pull off a win this weekend, he can always fall back on acting. Check out this clip of him on Saved By The Bell. Not too bad….although he was playing himself.
I wonder if he can act gracious if his brother’s team beats him this weekend or if maybe we’ll see another handshake like the infamous Shwartz vs Harbaugh handshake that we saw last year. Wouldn’t that be a story. John looks like he could probably take him, but Jim does seem a bit fiestier so hard to say. Lets just hope it happens.
Ever wonder what Screech looks like these now….check it out.
The Conference Championships are finally here and only the top four teams remain. What an amazing weekend of football that was! Each game was filled with excitement and drama. The great thing about the playoffs is each week the games become more and more meaningful as teams get closer to their goal of being named NFL Champions. Here are some of the great stories to follow for each team that remains.
Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez
How can you not feel good for Tony Gonzalez finally getting a shot at a Superbowl? He is arguably the greatest tight end of all time, is extremely likeable and has been in the league for 16 seasons and had never won a playoff game until this past weekend.
He’s already stated that he may retire after the season and you can’t possibly have a better way to end your career than to win a championship. He’s amazingly still very productive late in his career and is still exciting to watch.
Seeing him make big plays to help the Falcons drive down the field into field goal range after Continue reading →
So as you’ve all heard by now, Robert Griffin suffered a serious ACL and LCL tear at the end of Sunday’s playoff game against the Seahawks. Injuries happen in football, it’s just part of the game. It’s a very physical sport and huge, giant men hit one another at very fast speeds. It’s bound to happen.
The thing with this injury is that Griffin injured this same knee only a few weeks ago. Seriously enough that he wasn’t able to play the next week and he’s been slightly hobbled ever since. It’s easy to see how playing on an injured, weakened knee could have led to this more serious injury that Griffin suffered. Considering he wasn’t even touched on the play where he tore his ACL/LCL, it’s clear the knee was weak. So why was RGIII playing so soon after this knee injury?
Robert Griffin, who recently suffered a serious knee injury. Source: Flickr: KeithAllison
Who is responsible for stopping players from playing when they’re injured?
Sundays games started off with the Colts at the Ravens. Ray Lewis was a big story in this game, playing his final home game after 17 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Playing his first game back after missing a majority of the season with a triceps injury, he led the team with 9 tackles.
The Ravens defense kept the Colts from scoring a touchdown all game and kept them to only three field goals. Despite not scoring any touchdowns, Andrew Luck still managed to put up 288 passing yards and had the 2nd most passing yards in history for a rookie QB in his first playoff game.
Anquan Boldin had a huge game catching 5 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. Continue reading →
This one was anyone’s game until the very end. Both teams had numerous chances to take the lead or put the game away but neither team seemed to be able to seal the deal. The Texans ended up victorious and beat the Bengals in the Wild Card round for the second year in a row.
J.J Watt and the Texans defence smothered Andy Dalton and the Bengals. Watt had a sack and knocked down a couple of passes while the Texans kept Dalton to only 127 yards in the air and
80 more on the ground.
A.J. Green looked invisible in the first half and had a few big plays late but it was too little too late by then. Thankfully for Bengals fans, Continue reading →
The Chiefs would be getting a great coach here and would be smart to wrap this up before more teams get a chance to interview him. I have a feeling Philadelphia fans are going to realize what a good thing they had in Reid. They Continue reading →
Wild Card Weekend kicks off with the Cincinatti Bengals coming into Houston to visit the struggling Texans. The Bengals have won seven of their last eight and manged to knock their division rival Steelers out of the playoffs (I just thought the Steelers automatically made it). The Texans on the other hand have lost three of the Continue reading →
There is usually lots of debate every year about who should be MVP? It’s always easy to make arguments for many different players as every year there are a ton of players who have great season. Most often a quarterback wins the award and it’s hard not to pick a quarterback as it’s arguably the most important position in any sport. This year I’d have to vote (unfortunately I don’t get to) for Adrian Peterson. He’s simply been amazing this year and he’s lifted the Vikings to the playoffs during a year when I thought they’d finish near the Continue reading →