Holy cow. So I don't normally try and write about sports very often because I realize a fair amount of you could probably care less about what is happening in the sports world. There were two MAJOR stories that came out of the NFL today and they just could not go overlooked. If you've turned on a sports station or gone to ESPN.com I'm sure you know what I am talking about. Here they are.
Tebow is a Jet
I am not overly excited about this move, mainly because I hate the NY Jets, but Tim Tebow was traded for a fourth round and sixth round draft pick. He is now a member of the Jets! This is coming shortly after Peyton Manning signed a massive five year $96 million deal with the Denver Broncos (that's a lot of guacamole). How do I respond to this? Yikes...Considering I think Rex Ryan is about the most repulsive coach in the NFL, hopefully Tebow will bring a new light into the New York market and people won't want to kill each other in the locker room...Sorry Antonio Cromartie. We hope you play nice with Tebow now that he is your teammate.
Payton is sitting out in 2012
Another story that came to the surface recently was the New Orleans Saints holding bounties on certain players in the NFL. Depending on the player and if you could knock them out of a game meant a bump in pay...some to the tune of $50,000. Holy cow! Now, I don't agree with the bounty incentive at all, but the NFL came down hard crazy hard on the Saints. Get this, according to ESPN,
"Saints coach Sean Payton has been suspended for one year, former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was suspended indefinitely, general manager Mickey Loomis was suspended for the first eight regular-season games, the team was fined $500,000 and lost two second-round draft picks (one in 2012 and '13) as a result of a bounty program conducted by the team during the 2009-11 seasons that targeted opposing players."
Well...That's quite a penalty! I don't know if I agree with it one way or another, but to my knowledge, that's one of the harshest punishments on a team that I can ever remember. Who Dat? Maybe not the Saints in 2012.
Bonus: Griner Dunks!
March Madness is here and there was a pretty significant dunk last night in the Women's Baylor vs Florida game. Brittany Griner of Baylor threw down a dunk last night en route to their 76-57 win over Florida. Why is that significant? Well, Griner is only the second woman to throw down a dunk in the NCAA (can you name the first?). Don't think it's impressive? Go try and throw down a dunk...go on...did you try? I did last night, and I'm a guy. It's impressive. Check out the video here.
What are your thoughts to today's NFL stories?
Are you ready for the big announcement on Friday?