How does this happen?
The Pro Football Hall of Fame did it again. This year’s selection committee seemed to skim over the list of very qualified nominees and somehow missed some obvious choices. The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee elected six individuals to the Class of 2012. Included in this year’s class were cornerback Jack Butler, center Dermontti Dawson, defensive end/linebacker Chris Doleman, defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, running back Curtis Martin, and tackle Willie Roaf.
The players that are long overdue and will be left out of this elite club once again include: Cris Carter, Andre Reed and Tim Brown. Also left out were nominees: Bill Parcells and Jerome Bettis. I just don’t get it?
I’d rather sit at home and watch the game
A mid-season poll of players rated Tom Coughlin “The Coach they’d Least Like to Play For.” I wonder if that will change now that he led the Giants to a Super Bowl win? Oh, by the way….Bill Belichick came in third in that same poll. Lesson learned: You can play on a team with a coach you like, but you may be sitting with that coach watching the Super Bowl on television.
Pro Bowl No More?
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell either read my column 2 weeks ago about how useless the Pro Bowl is or, he just got the final television ratings and noticed that more people watched a Jersey Shore rerun that aired on the same night, than watched the game. He said the league is thinking about getting rid of it. Finally!
Doin’ the Gronk!
If you haven’t heard of it, the “gronk” is a new dance move that involves getting drunk, taking off your shirt and dancing like a moron after you team just lost the Super Bowl. You think most players would be reserved, even upset, after they just lost the biggest game of their career. However, New England Patriot teammates Rob Gronkowski and Matt Light seemed to handle the big loss pretty well – partying with fans all night – just hours after the game. If you’ve seen the video, Gronkowski seems to be moving pretty well for a guy who seemed to hobble each time he jogged down the field.
Here’s a great story from this week….Remember that golfer who blew the big lead on the final hole at Torrey Pines 2 weeks ago? His name is Kyle Stanley and he came from 8 strokes back to win his first PGA tournament (the Phoenix Open) the following week.