As it stands now, Tim Tebow is the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, at least going into training camp later this year. However, even as John Elway (Bronco’s team president) made the statement, he seem to do so reluctantly. Mind you, this was only Tebow’s second pro season and I think he did well, better than some that become great quarterbacks. But Tebow is different than Elway, and maybe that is the problem for Elway. He wants another version of himself. But he needs to let Tebow be Tebow. I believe Tebow can be a great quarterback. I liked him when he was a Gator. Elway should remember that in his early NFL career, he was not a standout quarterback. He had to work and earn that. Tebow can do the same.

Fox and Elway agree: Tim Tebow’s earned the right to start in 2012
Elway grudgingly sticks with Tebow in 2012
Tebow earns starting status for 2012
Tim Tebow ‘earned’ starting status

I have to admit, by halftime, I knew things did not look good for LSU, for which I am still sad about. They did not even show up to the game. Yes, they held Alabama to field goals for most of the game, but they never scored at all. Not even an attempt! At least Alabama tried. And scored! Now, no one remembers that LSU was #1 going into the game. Now, they end their season (which was undefeated until last night) as #1, with Alabama, obviously, #1.

Tigers, Tide look to be life of title party
LSU-Alabama: BCS title game halftime analysis
McCarron, ‘Bama claim the SEC’s sixth straight title
Alabama Beats LSU In BCS Championship Game 21-0
Alabama’s D embarrasses LSU as five FGs, late TD seal national title
After Defeating LSU, Alabama Overwhelmingly Ranked No. 1 In AP Poll
Alabama No. 1 in AP poll; Okla. St. No. 3

Jasper Howard
Jasper Howard

Another tragic story in college football. Another rising star dead by the hand of another. Jasper Howard, starting cornerback for UConn, was stabbed to death after a school dance while on campus. So far there are no suspects in custody.

UConn had a victory Saturday at home against Louisville.

UConn Football Player Killed After On-Campus Stabbing
Terrible tragedy at UConn
Football Player Jasper Howard, 20, Killed in UConn Stabbing
UConn Defense Forces Key Turnovers
Police Search for UConn Football Player’s Killer
Police: UConn football player stabbed to death

Tonight begins the new college football season. It is very exciting! I wish I was going to the Utah-Utah State game, but it is sold out and I don’t have the money anyway. But I will be watching it on TV however.

Here are tonight’s games:

University of Utah Utes v. Utah State Aggies
Oregon Ducks v. Boise State Broncos
South Carolina Gamecocks v. North Carolina State Wolfpack

Brandon Deaderick

It appears that his injuries are non-life threatening, which is a great thing. Thus far there are few details available except that Brandon was shot when an unidentified male tried to rob him.

UA Football Player Shot
UA Defensive End Brandon Deaderick Shot During Attempted Robbery
Ala. player Brandon Deaderick shot, wounded in arm
Alabama’s Deaderick shot in robbery attempt
Ala. player Brandon Deaderick shot in Tuscaloosa

Here is a fun photo gallery of some NFL nicknames, both teams and players. Some from a while back! My favorites are:

  Bronislau “Bronko” Nagurski (he was one of my grandfather’s friends! I understand I met him as a child, but sadly, I don’t remember.)

  Walter “Sweetness” Payton

mcnair ravens      Sahel Kazemi
    Steve McNair                 Sahel Kazemi

I was rather shocked to see this yesterday. Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi were found shot to death in a condo in Nashville, TN. I am sure the fans in Baltimore and Tennessee are still in shock as well. And I am sorry to say that it sounds like it is either a murder-suicide or there is a possibility (my personal opinion my you) that it was Steve McNair’s wife, Mechelle McNair, who shot them, since rumors are that these two were having an affair. Sahel was shot once in the head and Steve was shot multiple times. Although at this point, it appears to be a murder-suicide, and the gun was within reach of Sahel, but not easily found.

Former MVP McNair found dead
Former Titan Steve McNair dead
Steve McNair Found Dead
Former NFL Star Steve McNair Killed in Tennessee
Police Searching for Answers in Death of Ex-NFL Quarterback Steve McNair

steelerscardsWell, the Super Bowl has been set now. It will be the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a Steeler fan, I am so psyched! The games today were both very good, but the Ravens-Steelers game was fabulous! The Ravens were not as good as I expected them to be, but they were not horrible. And of course, Big Ben was great! And Troy Polumalu’s interception and TD was the highlight of the game. And of course, in the first game, Larry Fitzgerald was unbelieveable. 3 TDs in the first half. If both teams play as well in 2 weeks as they did today, it will be a great Super Bowl! GO STEELERS!!!

baltimoreravens      vs.     steelers

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

This is the game I am looking forward to the most today. I love the Steelers! The Ravens and the Steelers are really 2 very dominant teams in the league. Both have good offenses and defenses. The Ravens have a rookie quarterback, Joe Flaco, who has had an unbelieveable season. The Steelers have Big Ben, who has battled some injuries, but has also had a great season. The Steelers also have Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes and Willie Parker. The Ravens have Ray Lewis and the Steelers have Troy Polamalu and James Harrison. The Steelers have won both games these teams played against each other this season so far.

I have 2 predictions:
First, whoever wins this wins the Super Bowl
Second, Steelers win! Yeah!

             Big Ben Roethlisberger

NFL Gameday
Familiarity Breeds Contempt in Steelers-Ravens Showdown
May the bitter team win
Steelers season in review
Ravens season in review

eagles     vs.     cards

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals

This should be a good game today there in Arizona. The Cardinals have a great offense, and the Eagles depend lately on their defense. I must admit that I am surprised that either team got this far, but I think it should be a good game. My prediction? Arizona Cardinals. I think Kurt Warner can lead this team to a win today. And personally I think Donovan McNabb is overrated (although he is a good quarterback, just not the quarterback god he is made to look like) and I love Larry Fitzgerald. I think the Cards have the edge with Warner, Fitzgerald, Boldin, Hightower and James.

                                     Larry Fitzgerald

NFC championship game preview: Eagles at Cardinals
NFL Gameday
Countdown: Previewing championship Sunday
McNabb lets the good times roll

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