I was told by my father in law that the NY Times is garbage due to it’s liberal agenda. He won’t even read it. I actually know the sports editor of the Times, Tom Jolly. He was an alumnus of my fraternity. Probably the most famous of my fraternity alums.
Here’s a couple of Jets links I found worthy for your eyes on the NY Times 5th Down blog:
3 Things to Watch at the New York Jets Training Camp
2010 Jets Season Preview
The Denver Broncos showed how highly they think of their 1st round draft pick Quarterback, Tim Tebow. Yesterday, Tebow signed a 5-year, $33 million dollar contract with the team. The deal pretty much stakes head coach Josh McDaniels to the young signal caller in terms of how his career in Denver will be remembered.
Today, Tebow had his first practice with the Broncos and aparently made some good impressions.
Tebow is a guy I could really get behind. He’s a winner, and a good kid. I don’t exactly like the Broncos and I don’t agree with them getting rid of Jay Cutler; but I think that Tebow and Brady Quinn are two perfect guys to build your offense around.
That’s right, I’m discounting starter Kyle Orton. I think Orton will get off to a slow start and give way to playing time to Brady Quinn and Tebow who will be worked into mixed packages.
Jets Nation might have held its collective breath in February when QB Mark Sanchez had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, but it can inhale some fresh air now just days before the Jets start training camp. “In reality, it really was a blessing in disguise,” said offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer in a live chat with fans this week on newyorkjets.com. “He was back in the building first — he’s had a tremendous offseason. He honestly has worked harder than any player I’ve ever been around this offseason. He’s doing all the right things.” [Jets.com Blog]
So I played the Madden NFL 11 demo on Playstation 3 tonight, and I’m pretty underwhelmed. The ‘strategy pad’ that has been implemented sucks ass. In an effort to give gamers more control, there’s actually much less. It’s basically the same game, re-hashed and harder to actually play in terms of gameplay.
Many of the players’ faces are not updated, so you get the same generic faces on the non-stars and superstars. So, this means many of your draft picks will still look the exact same.
The gameflow could be a cool feature, but it appears that it will take forever to set up before a game; and it limits your playcalling severely. The hot route is nowhere to be found.
I look at it this way: I’m as big of a Madden fan as there ever was. I’ve been loyal to this often disappointing series time and again; but the bottom line is I might not waste the money on it this year. It’s not worth it.
I might go with NCAA 11 and just forget about Madden altogether. Until they do something that truly makes it worth it; I refuse to just buy it because it’s tradition. It’s a sad but true fact.
The Terrell Owens to the NY Jets story is gaining steam. Joe Namath is aparently on-board for his former team signing Owens.
Namath said: “What Jet fan WOULD NOT want T.O. on the team!”
Just more media conjecture. It really could mean nothing at all, but it’s worth noting that maybe the most famed Jet of all-time is fine with Owens signing on.
Wouldn’t you know; that the first president ever featured in Madden would be a left-wing dipshit that set this country back. Yes, that’s right folks. Obama will be in Madden 11 if you win the Super Bowl:
Now the game’s Super Bowl celebration includes team specific commentary by Gus Johnson, a parade, and even a trip to Washington D.C. where your team’s star player will not only shake polygonal hands with the president, but present Barack Obama with his own team jersey.
And then the single reason I might end up buying this damn game again, hoping to be pleasantly surprised. The sound track is booming. They’ve gone out and put together a soundtrack featuring classic stadium rock and custom team chants. Highlighted is what I’m most excited about.
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
Archie Eversole – We Ready
Blur – Song 2
Bush – Machinehead
Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil’ Wayne – Let It Rock
Kiss – Rock and Roll All Nite
Ozzy Osbourne – Let Me Hear You Scream
Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
Todd Rundgren – Bang the Drum
Ying Yang Twins featuring Homebwoi – Halftime
Rock N Roll Part 2 – as made famous by Gary Glitter
We Will Rock You – as made famous by Queen
Crowd Chant – as made famous by Joe Satriani
Kernkraft 400 – as made famous by Zombie Nation
Team Fight Songs:
Chicago Bears – Bear Down Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions – Gridiron Heroes
Green Bay Packers – Go Packers Go!
Miami Dolphins – Miami Dolphins #1
Minnesota Vikings – Skol Vikings
Philadelphia Eagles – Fly Eagles Fly
Washington Redskins – Hail to the Redskins
ESPN’s Adam Schefter just broke a story on my way into the office about the New York Jets jumping into the Terrell Owens fray.
One source said that it’s about only a 20% chance that the Jets would land Owens, and the Bengals have placed a deadline of accepting their offer at tomorrow–so something is going to happen in the next 24 hours on the Owens front.
Personally, I think this would be a great move for Owens. He could be the most productive wide receiver on the Jets this season and it would give him a chance at a ring on the sexiest team in the NFL.
We’ll follow this developing situation. I say that the Jets should do what they can to add T.O. to their star-studded roster. There are guys who serve as leaders on the Jets who could keep T.O. in line like Nick Mangold and Bart Scott.
UPDATE: PFT has some commentary on this.