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

vick-in-court-1125Today Michael Vick pleaded guilty to a state dogfighting charge and one charge was dismissed. He received a 3 year suspended prison sentence. This action leads the way for Vick to receive an early release from federal prison.

Vick already is serving a 23-month sentence in Leavenworth, Kan. for a federal dogfighting conviction. He’s scheduled for release on July 20, 2009, and will serve three years of probation

This, of course, can lead to Vick’s return to the NFL. When questioned, most teams refused to make a comment, however, a few did not close the door on the possibility. I am not sure what teams will want him, (However, I bet you can count the Cowboys in for that! Except that he would not be a starter, as they do have Tony Romo) so we will have to wait and see what happens next summer. See if he goes to a training camp and then see if any teams are interested in having him. I think the negative publicity will deter many teams from even checking out the situation. They will need to remember that many of the fans are pet loves, dog lovers, etc. Animal rights organizations will have a field day. Is it really worth the risk? After all of this, does he still have the talent to back it up? I don’t personally believe so. I don’t think he is worth the publicity or risk.

Michael Vick pleads to state dogfighting charge
Vick Enters Guilty Plea To Dogfighting Charges

The season is here! The NFL Champs, the New York Giants just ran out on the field, following a great little spot with Michael Strahan (we will miss you!). The crowd was loud and the excitement was felt even in my home! And I must admit, I jumped on the Giants bandwagon last year, but, to be honest, it was before they started winning. I just had faith that Eli could do it. I thought that people were too critical of him and trying to make him into Peyton. But he is Eli. He is his own man. Tonight the champs are playing the Washington Redskins. And I am rooting for them!

And Plaxico Burress signed a new hefty contract today and he appears very happy. Looks like he will remain a Giant for a while!

Interview with Giants QB Eli Manning
Decision ’08: Manning, Giants set to defend