Posts Tagged ‘Denver Broncos’


Monday, May 16th, 2016

by Nwaji Jibunoh

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As we get into the business end of the sports season, you find that times are changing with some intriguing accomplishments occurring.

Denver's stingy defense helps "The Sheriff" ride off into the sunset a champion. (Photo courtesy of

Denver’s stingy defense helps “The Sheriff” ride off into the sunset a champion.
(Photo courtesy of

In the 2015/2016 sports calendar year, we have already seen Peyton Manning and The Denver Broncos crowned Super Bowl Champions after an incredible defensive display against the Cam Newton-led Carolina Panthers.

In as much as the lead up to the Super Bowl was quite exciting and the emergence of Cam Newton as an elite Quarterback was something to note, special mention needs to go out to other fascinating accomplishments occurring in other sporting events.

EPL Champions - Leicester City

EPL Champions – Leicester City

Let us begin with the English Premiership. At the conclusion of the 2014/2015 season, a little known club located in the East Midland of England finished in 14th place in a league with only 20 clubs. A little known club that nobody truly ranked and were given a whopping 5000/1 Odds to win the title the following season. That little known club are currently the champions of England and that little known club is Leicester City. To put things in context, let us use a case study for the odds that the bookies put in play at the beginning of the season. A lifetime Leicester City supporter put a 50 pounds ($30) bet on those odds of 5000/1 to win the title. That lifetime supporter cashed out on a take home prize of 250,000 pounds ($166,000). What has been accomplished by this club who had a spending budget of 52m pounds ($32.5M) in comparison to the likes of Manchester City (411m – $274M), Manchester United (391m – $260M), and Chelsea (298m – $198M) is something that has never ever been witnessed in British football. Leicester City took advantage of a slow methodology of playing every single game to win and taking advantage of lackluster performances from the other big clubs. Credit goes out to their manager (Claudio Ranieri) and star players James Vardy (who only a few years ago was combining his playing time while working part-time as a technician making medical splints) and Riyad Mahrez (a relatively unknown Algerian now among the English Premier League elites).

As we talk about this great accomplishment in sports by Leicester City, we cannot go any further without mentioning what Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry has done in the NBA this year. Let us look at some quick numbers to put things into perspective. In the 2014/2015 season where he was crowned MVP and also won the NBA championship, his numbers were as follows:

Regular Season – 23.8 ppg. Playoffs – 28.3 ppg. Total number of three pointers made – 286.

This season, his numbers are:

30 ppg and he made 402 three pointers. I will say that again….402. The only other player to come close was Ray Allen with 289 and we all know him to be a three point genius. Steph Curry has

Stephen Curry hoists his second consecutive MVP trophy prior to Game 5 of the second round of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena.  (Photo courtesy of Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Stephen Curry hoists his second consecutive MVP trophy prior to Game 5 of the second round of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena.
(Photo courtesy of Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

completely redefined basketball and the point guard position, and he makes shots from pretty much anywhere he wants to. He controls the tempo of the court and pulls out perimeter defenders, allowing other players such as Klay Thompson and Draymond Green to make significant contributions. The Conference Finals this year will see some exciting matchups with Golden State taking on Oklahoma City Thunder as perennial All-Stars (Curry, Thompson, Green, Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka) will dominate the highlights in the best of 7 series. On the East Coast, it looks like Cleveland with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, back at this stage of the competition healthy, will compliment the enigma that is LeBron James. We will most likely see the Cavs steamroll pass the Toronto Raptors to meet the best of the West.

UEFA Champions League Final - Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid - May 28th, 2016

UEFA Champions League Final – Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid – May 28th, 2016

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both finished in second and third positions in the Spanish La Liga. They were edged out by Barcelona but not before Barcelona suffered successive defeats to both clubs in the El Classcio and Champions League semifinals. These two clubs are Spanish power houses and are getting ready to battle it out in the Champions League Finals. This is not the first time we are going to have an “All Madrid Final”. In 2014, we saw these two clubs battle it out with Real Madrid emerging victorious. The Star man then and now and 3 time Ballon D’or (World Footballer of the Year) recipient, Cristiano Ronaldo is of course the centre of attraction. The last time these two teams met, Ronaldo was breaking records with an astonishing 51 goals. He has achieved that milestone again this season and goes into this final fully charged and poised to pick up his 3rd UEFA Champions League trophy. It will not be easy as Diego Simeone and his Atletico Madrid team, that play a high tempo coordinated style of Spanish football, will be looking to get revenge against their 2014 finalist fellow city rivals. These two teams have already met twice this season with Atletico winning one game and the other game ending in a tie. The UEFA Champions League Final which will be played at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy will be an explosive encounter come May 28th.

All in all, it has been an exciting year so far with so much more to play as we have the NBA Finals, UCL Finals, and the European Championships.

Sports fans, eat your heart out as the games will always continue to bring nothing but sheer entertainment and exhilarating excitement….


Nwaji Jibunoh, International Correspondent for War Room Sports

Located in Lagos, Nigeria, Nwaji Jibunoh is War Room Sports’ International Soccer Contributor.  Nwaji also contributes commentary on U.S. sports from an international perspective.  He’s an Atlanta Falcons fan, Howard University alum, and former tight end for the North Atlanta High School Warriors.

The Economics of Playing NFL QB

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

by Gus Griffin






Brock Osweiler is introduced in Houston (Image via

Brock Osweiler is introduced in Houston
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Does Brock Osweiler, on the basis of 7 starts, deserve the $72 million ($37 million guaranteed) that he has coming to him?

Of course he does, if some idiot is willing to pay him.  That is what the market is willing to bare.  What a team is willing to pay and what can be justified by on the field performance have never been completely in line.

Keep in mind that we are not talking about some billionaire owner being subsidized by taxpayer dollars to build a stadium, largely with seasonal workers and jobs with no benefits.  We are talking about a guy playing a game, largely financed by our voluntary viewership and patronage for a league that has made it blatantly clear that it could not care less about the health of its players after they are done.

He would be the idiot not to get every dime he could get and only those with a poor understanding of the economics of playing NFL QB are unclear about this.

What are those economics?  Think of it this way: there are 32 NFL teams.  If we evaluated the performance at starting QB with a letter grade, I can only come up with 17 that could clearly be graded as at least a “B.”  I am excluding rookies and first year starters in Tennessee, Tampa, and Washington, even if they are trending upward, due to the cautionary tale of RG3.  Simply put, their sample is too small to make a final assessment.  But even if they pan out, that still leaves 12 teams with a significant need of an upgrade at QB.  The irony of it all is that 3 of those 12 (Vikings, Texans, and Broncos) made the playoffs last year, to include the eventual champs.

Bottom line is that there are more NFL Teams than there are high quality QBs.  This produces an odd economic reality which allows the unproven and proven pedestrians, in terms of performance, to make out like bandits……..and we should not blame them for exploiting a situation reinforced by the false narrative that a team must have an upper-echelon QB to win the Super Bowl.

History shows that a dominant defense is a better predictor of winning the Super Bowl than an upper-echelon QB.  Consider this, of the 50 Super Bowls, the losing QB in nearly half of them (23) are either hall of famers or league MVPs.  Eighteen of them split between Elway, Tarkenton, Kelly, Staubach, Warner, Manning, and Brady lost more than one.  Compare that to this list of single SB starters to include Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Mark Rypien, Jeff Hostetler, Phil Simms, and Jim McMahon.  Their Super Bowl record was 6-0.  The common denominator was dominant defense.

I submit that as long as the false narrative of needing elite QB play is more prevalent than the reality, which is that there simply are not 32 dudes on this planet that can play NFL QB at an elite level, about a 3rd of the league will continue to chase that which simply does not exist in a quantity large enough to meet the demand.

Smart economics would stop going for the home run at QB and instead load up on defensive talent.


Gus Griffin, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#456)

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

by Christopher Dinkins

Christopher Dinkins Blog





After Further Review


AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #456 SHOUTOUT to you LAWRENCE TAYLOR……((NFL)) SUPER BOWL XLVIII–SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 43 DENVER BRONCOS 8..((MVP MALCOLM SMITH))…**CONGRATULATIONS to SUPER BOWL CHAMPION SEATTLE SEAHAWKS**….you already KNOW the air will be thick in PACIFIC NORTHWEST !!!….all you “PEYTON is the best of all time” heads….KNOCK IT OFF !!!!…..tried to tell you weeks ago….but umm…being a “prisoner of the moment” sucks dont it ????… got a few more hours to come up wit excuses before THE BIGGER SHOW tomorrow and NOT 97 on WEDNESDAY night !!!!!…..((NBA))CELTICS 96 (RONDO 19/10A) MAGIC 89 (VUCEVIC 14/11)……SUNS wanna try and get PAU GASOL from LAKERS…..for some cap relief and short term improvement…sounds good….how is new commisioner ADAM SILVER enjoying his job so far ????..prolly better than LANCE STEPHENSON (PACERS) enjoying getting left off of EAST CONFERENCE ALL STAR team…..thwas a rough one…..((NCAAHOOPERY)) INDIANA 63 (FERRELL 27) 10-MICHIGAN 52 (LEVERT 12)…***AFTER FURTHER REVIEW NCAAM TOP 10 RANKINGS 1.SYRACUSE(21-0) 2.WICHITA STATE(23-0) 3.SAN DIEGO STATE(19-1) 4.FLORIDA(19-2) 5.VILLANOVA (19-2) 6.ARIZONA (21-1) 7.CINCINNATI(21-2) 8.KANSAS(16-5) 9.KENTUCKY(16-5) 10.LOUISVILLE(18-4)***….ladies side 2-NOTRE DAME 88 (MCBRIDE 23/11) 3-DUKE 67 (LISTON 23)…4-STANFORD 79 (OGWUMIKE 29) CALIFORNIA 64 (BOYD 20)…5-LOUISVILLE 79 (GIBBS 19) SOUTH FLORIDA 59 (WILLIAMS 17)…MIAMI 83 (MOTLEY 27) 6-NORTH CAROLINA 80 (MCDANIEL 18)…7-SOUTH CAROLINA 78 (MITCHELL 20) MISSOURI 62 (KULAS 21/10)…8-MARYLAND 89 (BROWN 31) SYRACUSE 64 (SYKES 22)…10-TENNESSEE 64 (BURDICK 21/11) ALABAMA 54 (SIMMONS 18)…***AFTER FURTHER REVIEW NCAAW TOP 10 RANKINGS 1.CONNECTICUT(23-0) 2.NOTRE DAME(21-0) 3.STANFORD(21-1) 4.LOUISVILLE(21-1) 5.SOUTH CAROLINA(20-2) 6.DUKE(21-2) 7.MARYLAND(17-4) 8.TENNESSEE(18-4) 9.BAYLOR(18-3) 10.NORTH CAROLINA(17-5)***…..((NHL)) CAPITALS 6 RED WINGS 5(OT)…JETS 2 CANADIENS 1….***AFTER FURTHER REVIEW NHL TOP 10 RANKINGS 1.DUCKS(85pts) 2.BLACKHAWKS(80pts) 3.BLUES(79pts) 4.AVALANCHE(75pts) 5.PENGUINS(78pts) 6.SHARKS(76pts) 7.BRUINS(73pts) 8.LIGHTNING(69pts) 9.MAPLE LEAFS(66pts) 10.RANGERS(63pts)***….((MLB)) its 10 days till PITCHERS and CATCHERS report…..and its about TRACY MC GRADY (yes THAT one !!) and his 92mph fastball reporting to SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (independent league)….thats ROGER CLEMENS old team…..((TENNIS)) DAVIS CUP 2014…ANDY MURRAY (GB) over SAM QUERRY (USA)—7-6(5).6-7(3).6-1.6-3–to clinch BRITAIN victory over U.S.—other winners include CZECH REPUBLIC…ITALY…JAPAN…FRANCE…GERMANY…SERBIA…((GOLF)) ELDRICK/TIGER not starting his 2014 off too well… to finish in top 20 in first two starts this year……it will get better….((BOXING)) GENNADY GOLOVKIN (29-0/26KO) wins again by 7thround KO over OSUMANU ADAMA…but too bad nobody saw it….HBO you are slippin baby……slippin badly yo….WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO (WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP) will defend his belts v ALEX LEAPAI on APRIL 26….NBA GAME of the day GRIZZLIES (26-20) v THUNDER (38-11)….NHL GAME of the day CANUCKS (27-20-9) v RED WINGS (24-19-12)…..TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “PEG”-STEELY DAN…….its MONDAY…….you still think PEYTON MANNING aka “DUCK DYNASTY” is still GREATEST……thats why you are you and im THE MAYOR !!!!!!……..the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!…….AFR.


Christopher “The Mayor Dinkins” of GeeQue Palace Sports, for War Room Sports

Can the Philadelphia Eagles keep up with the Denver Broncos?

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

By Brandyn Campbell

Brandyn Blog






Can the Eagles D stop Peyton Manning from inflicting too much damage?

Can the Eagles D stop Peyton Manning from inflicting too much damage?

The Philadelphia Eagles are in Denver to face the Broncos, and it is one of the most challenging games on their schedule. Denver’s #1 ranked offense faces Philly’s #2 offense. Both teams can be fast and explosive, but will Chip Kelly even want his team to work quickly, only to hand over the ball to Peyton Manning, who has already had a historic season by notching 12 touchdowns in just three games?

The challenges are many for both the Philadelphia offense and defense. For the D, can they contain Manning? How do they neutralize his many targets, including Wes Welker, Eric Decker and Julius Thomas?

Denver’s defense is the number in the league against the run—will that be enough to neutralize LeSean McCoy,  perennially one of the Eagles’ most potent weapons and a back who is having a great start to the year? And will Philadelphia find a way to open up DeSean Jackson to maximize’s the offense’s attack?

The late afternoon matchup will likely be a high scoring affair, particularly as neither team’s defense is very strong against the passing game. Denver is ranked 30th, just behind the #29 Eagles.

Facing any Peyton Manning-led team is a challenge for any team in any year. We’ll see what tricks are in Kelly’s bag to maximize the potential of his offense while keeping up with Manning as, let’s face it, he can’t truly be contained. And then there is the altitude, which Kelly has been fast to downplay all week.

Is a young 1-2 Eagles team up to the challenge of handing the 3-0 Broncos a defeat ? With concerns remaining over Philadelphia’s defense , it’s a lot to ask for. But if the Birds can stop the turnovers and maximize every opportunity they have on offense, they may be able to keep this one close.

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Brandyn Campbell of Philly Sports Muse, for War Room Sports


Philadelphia Eagles 2013 regular season schedule features Monday Night Opener against the Redskins, return of Andy Reid

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

by Brandyn Campbell





The Philadelphia Eagles 2013 schedule.
(Image via the Eagles’ Facebook page)


We’re in the heart of the long, cold, lonely offseason but there are signs that the light that is professional football will one day return.  That light on Thursday night came in the form of the release of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 schedule.

The first helping of regular season Eagles football will come on September 9 via a Monday Night matchup against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.  That will be one of only two primetime games for the Birds, which is a marked decrease from recent seasons.

The Eagles will have an intense opening to their schedule, featuring three games in the first ten days.  That stretch will be highlighted by a huge game: Andy Reid’s return to the Linc with the Kansas City Chiefs on September 19.  How “Big Red” is greeted upon his big return to his former home will surely be the major storyline of that game.

Other highlights include a matchup with the Denver Broncos in the Mile High City on September 29 and versus Aaron Rodgers at the Green Bay Packers on November 10.

The team has a late Week 12 bye, the latest since 2000 when Philadelphia’s bye week feel on Week 16.

NFC East action continues after the opener on October 10 against the Cowboys at the Linc, with the regular season ending at Dallas on December 29.

Ready to make your predictions?  I’ve seen some out there.  But for now, here’s the full schedule for your perusal:

How much longer until September 9?  Oh wait.  Nevermind.

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Brandyn Campbell of Philly Sports Muse, for War Room Sports

Peyton Manning is Fool’s Gold?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

By LeRoy McConnell III

The Peyton Manning sweepstakes goes to the Denver Broncos!  John Elway once again completed his magical fourth-quarter comeback by landing the biggest free agent ever in the NFL.  It’s a wrap folks!  Fold up your tents, the Super Bowl will reside in the Mile High City for the next 5 years.  Peyton Manning will go down in NFL history as the best quarterback to ever play the game.  He will win an additional 5 MVP’s to go along with the four he already has.  Giselle’s husband, Brett Favre’s protege, the quarterback in New Orleans that knew about the bounties, and number eighteen’s little brother will all be  afterthoughts as they will bow down to the G.O.A.T., Peyton Manning!

Well Denver Bronco fans,  Dr. Seuss stopped writing feel good stories years ago.  I hope the Bronco-Nation enjoyed their pep rally, because this is the closest to a Lombardi trophy your new quarterback will take you.  Peyton Manning is a heck of a regular season quarterback that can get you twelve regular season victories each year.  He has a Super Bowl win over the Chicago Bears, although it was Rex Grossman as the opposing quarterback.  Bottom line, his post-season resume consists of a frustrating 9-10 record.  Broncos fans, keep in mind Peyton Manning threw a PICK6 which cost the Indianapolis Colts a Super Bowl win. 

The dog and pony show happened this past week in Denver.  The Broncos have introduced their new quarterback Peyton Manning, who is now public enemy #1 this fall in the National Football League.  I don’t think the NFL will have to worry about bounties anymore! (snickering!).  Manning has been the pray of defensive players since he has entered the league so the usual bulls-eye on him (and his neck) won’t phase him.  

I wonder if John Elway knows how much pressure he has placed on Manning to deliver a championship to Denver. 

Peyton, I thought you wanted to win a Super Bowl.  Wasn’t the sole reason for leaving Indianapolis to play for a contender?  Of all the teams you could have gone to, you chose DENVER.  What is Denver, besides Elway?  Denver is irrelevant.  Denver is no Dallas, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Green Bay, or New York.  No tradition, no one cares about Denver.  Is Denver going to really give you the best chance to win a championship?  The infamous John Elway, Terrell Davis, Shannon Sharp, or even Rod Smith are not walking through that door.  Believe it or not, the AFC West is one of the toughest, competitive divisions there is.  The rivalry with Kansas City, Oakland, and San Diego will be more fierce than what you have experienced in the AFC South.

I thought you had a sense of urgency, due to you being 36 years old this season.  Knowing it is important to be on a team that gives you the best chance to win, maybe the 49ers would have given you the best opportunity to hold that Lombardi trophy multiple times.  I am sure you will go out there and prove us wrong.  Although it would be good to see you on the field again, it is unfortunately doubtful that the $96 million investment will show a good Super Bowl return.

LeRoy McConnell III of “A Fan’s Point of View”, for War Room Sports

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Friday, January 20th, 2012

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The Tim Tebow Experiment

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

By Brandon Pemberton

The Tim Tebow debate has been an ongoing topic since he was preparing for the 2010 NFL Draft and it has been a hot topic during the 2011 NFL season.  Tebow is arguably one of the top 20 college football players of all time, was a great leader of men at the University of Florida, and a model citizen from what we know.  With all that said, he had flaws as a passer in college that I and others thought would hinder his ability to be a solid quarterback in the NFL and a successful passer in or out of the pocket.  Many call my opinions and the opinions of others “hate”, but it’s far from it.  I just call things the way I see it.

The Denver Broncos felt pressure from fans to start Tebow during training camp, but decided to go with last year’s starter Kyle Orton instead.  Head coach John Fox felt as though he was the more accomplished passer and would give them the best chance to win.  Denver went 1-4 in his five starts at QB and going into the bye week, Fox let it be known that there might be a change.  Eventually Tebow was named the starter and he would get his chance to prove that he could play in this league.

In four starts, Tebow has a 3-1 record and the Broncos are a game out of first place in a weak AFC West division.  The Broncos have had to totally get rid of the passing game because their starting quarterback has below average ability passing the ball.  Here are Tebow’s passing stats in his four starts: 43-95 45%, 526 yards, 6 TD’s, 1 INT, and a passer rating of 79.5 to go along with 14 sacks.  Can I ask you a question?  If I read you these stats without telling you who the player was, what would you say?  You would tell me he stinks and will never win in this league with those types of passing numbers, right?  He is horribly inaccurate, holds the ball too often, and has problems delivering the ball on time.  With those deficiencies, there’s no way in hell he’s the quarterback of the future in Denver or for any other NFL franchise.

Tim Tebow and the Broncos have been winning games by running the read option offense for now, but can you seriously tell me that they can win like this consistently?  The life span of an NFL running back is about 3-5 years if he’s lucky, so there’s no way this guy’s going to last, taking these hits.  Quarterbacks are protected in the pocket as passers, not when you are running the option; they are treated like a running back.  It’s only a matter of time before he gets knocked out while running the ball or after pitching the ball to one of his backs.  NFL players are too big, too fast for this style of offense to work week to week, let alone for years.  This is the NFL, not West Point, not the Naval Academy, and not Colorado Springs, Colorado.  2-8 for 69 yards passing is not going to win you a Super Bowl.

I received all the confirmation I needed when it comes to Tebow yesterday when I read the direct comments from his head coach when asked about his team’s new offense: “If we were trying to run a regular offense, he’d be screwed.”  There you have it folks, even his own coach knows his limitations.  It’s blatantly obvious people.  Just watch tonight as the Jets defense makes mince meat out of Tebow. I’m not the type to toot my own horn, but as I told Philadelphia Eagles fans when Casey Matthews was drafted that he couldn’t play, I said the same about Tebow and his long-term ability to win games.  He had a nice run, but tonight he and this option offense will be exposed.

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Brandon Pemberton of Brandon on Sports, for War Room Sports

Ray Lewis and Brian Dawkins Aren’t Cool: Love, Passion, Honor, and the Game of Football

Friday, October 28th, 2011

By Bradley Anderson

…And that is what makes them arguably top 10 greatest football players on the defensive side of the ball to ever play the game.  A number of professional athletes succumb to a “Joe Cool” attitude about the game they play for millions of dollars.  Years of being given preferential treatment, being celebrated for jumping high, running fast, throwing hard, catching well, and hitting have led them to a sense of self entitlement and arrogance that waters down their passion (if they ever had that passion to begin with).  The professional athlete has become so desensitized to the fans’ perspective and feelings, so detached from the reality of them playing a beautiful game, not for the money, but for the love, not to make it onto Sportscenter, but to be the very best they can possibly be.  Not to extend the contract but to create a bond of brotherhood amongst teammates.  These athletes enjoy the ancillary benefits of the lifestyle more so than the game.  Oh sure, they do a United Way charity event or two.  Why not?…tax break and good publicity for brand imaging.  But do they really understand the lessons and character conveyed to an onlooker by them being impassioned and taking pride in their every breath?  Do they understand that, yes it’s a child’s game that you make millions for, but it’s also the platform for the world to judge and learn from your every action.  Should you be a role-model?…NO.   Are you a role model?…YES.  The ideal and the reality, the reality and the perception.  Ray Lewis and Brian Dawkins are examples of players who appreciate every breath of life God gives them.  Every opportunity to put the pads on and play a child’s game.  Though they are vocal leaders, their actions speak the resounding volumes of their character, willing to follow as much as lead.  There is a story of Ray Lewis bringing water to his teammates during practice…a 12 or 13 year veteran at the time, bringing water…no ego…just a desire to build the bonds of brotherhood a sports team needs to be successful.

These two players have the happiness, joy, passion, intensity, and love of a 1st year walk-on in college, decades into Hall of Fame careers.

Ray: 216 games played, 215 started, 1492 tackles made, 18 forced fumbles, 19 fumble recoveries, 40.5 sacks, 31 INTs, 3TDs. 

“Dawk”: 216 games played, 215 games started, 892 tackles, 35 forced fumbles, 19 fumble recoveries, 25 sacks, 37 INTs, 2TDs.

They’re going to the Hall folks.  They are arguably two of the greatest at their respective positions.  I hope we all can learn to be as passionate and loving about life and our pursuits as these two dudes.  No “Joe Cool” ego.  Just love of life and the game. 

Bradley “B. Austin” Anderson of The War Room, for War Room Sports

P.I = B.S

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The average fan watches football and enjoys the action the hard hitting (II) all of the excitement and believes that NFL football is the greatest sport. It has become America’s favorite sport. But from and existentialist point of view I believe that Pro football is a great game but there are certain rules that sometimes ruin an entire game.

Rarely will you hear me say NCAA college football has it right considering how many things I personally believe they do wrong. But watching football over the past couple of weekends has made me realize they have at least one thing right, and that is the penalty for defensive pass interference.

In the college game the offense gets 15 yards and an automatic first down on defensive pass interference. When you juxtapose that rule with the pro game you will see what I mean. In the NFL when a defensive player is called for pass interference the offensive team not only gets an automatic 1st down but they get the ball at the spot where the interference took place. THAT’S A JOKE!!

There is a problem with how the NFL handles pass interference on so many levels. First off wide receivers are so much bigger than cornerbacks these days (II). And the rules are in favor of the wide outs due to changes in the game. Not only that but these 40 and 50 yard pass interference penalties are causing teams to lose games. Most of the calls made by the officials are subjective anyway; I mean if they wanted to, they could call holding on almost every play.

With that being said, games shouldn’t be loss due to bogus Pass Interference calls. A couple weeks ago I saw my own Broncos get a 49 yard Pass interference call that helped them win the game. A 49 yard penalty? Seriously? Well I guess it’s only right that yesterday my Broncos lost a game to the Jets due to a bogus pass interference call on fourth down.

If I were a struggling offense I would just throw the ball up and force the zebras to make a call. This current rule is deplorable! I understand the NFL’s need for scoring but for the biggest plays of the game to be pass interference calls is asinine. I just hope a playoff game or super bowl doesn’t get decided on a pass interference call. If it does just remember you heard me complaining on 10/18/10. With all that being said it could be worse. They could be like NBA refs.

Jimmy Williams