Mark Schlereth is a hater for hating on RGIII’s logo

This was a response from Mark Schlereth to Robert Griffin III’s new Adidas logo.

I don’t know what his deal is, but I don’t understand why he’s hating. Adidas created the logo for Griffin. In fact, numerous companies create logos for their athletes. Tom Brady has one. Kobe Bryant has one. Allen Iverson has one. Tiger Woods has one.

How come he doesn’t go after them or the company that makes the logo?

Of course this comes with the territory that with a guy with that big of a name, anything he does generates attention? Was it his doing or Adidas? I don’t know. But this is how it is in this social world. It’s about self-promotion. People will just hate on it.

Was it the best? It’s hard to say. But to rub Super Bowl rings like that? Come on, Schlereth. Don’t be a hater.

Arian Foster uses Twitter to tell us a joke and that he’s breaking the law

Twitter is fun and if you use it right, it can be an outlet to tell jokes. For Arian Foster, it’s that and to also tell people that he broke the law.

Well there you go. I bet next time you’ll follow the steps that Darnell Dockett took.

Stardom Doesn’t Change Where You’re From

Stardom Doesn’t Change Where You’re From

Samuel:

I have been a fan of Richard Sherman since his college days and I still am today. He is a great player, he has a swagger to him that isn’t the best, but it is amazing. But most importantly, he is very intelligent and very outspoken. This piece on his friend DeSean Jackson is wonderfully written.

Originally posted on The MMQB with Peter King:

I’m not going to tell you that DeSean Jackson isn’t in a gang, because I can’t say unequivocally that he isn’t. I can’t tell you whether his friends have done the things police have accused them of doing, because I wasn’t there. I can’t tell you what DeSean does with his time, because we play football on opposite ends of the country. I can only tell you that I believe him to be a good person, and if you think, say or write otherwise without knowing the man, you’re in the wrong.

And if it’s true the Eagles terminated his contract in part because they grew afraid of his alleged “gang ties,” then they did something worse. [Editor’s note: Jackson has agreed to terms with the Redskins.]

I look at those words—gang ties—and I think about all the players I’ve met in the NFL and all…

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Philadelphia Eagles graphics department uses wrong font on jerseys

The Philadelphia Eagles have no known plans to make alterations to their uniforms. So when they tweeted out this graphic yesterday, it was odd to see them use a new font.

One of the major differences is to the No. 4. Compare the 4 in Darren Sproles’ jersey to what the 4 really looks like.

Somebody in the Eagles graphics department messed up somewhere and used the wrong font. I’m surprised nobody saw it and corrected it.

The curious case of DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson could carry a lot of baggage with him to his next team.

The Eagles released DeSean Jackson. That came shortly after this report suggest that Jackson was affiliated with gangs. Jackson later released a statement claiming that he has never been part of a gang.

So what do the wide receiver-needy teams do with Jackson? Do they take him on his word or look at his past and see if that would be baggage they do not want to deal with?

Jackson is coming off a tremendous season and is still very effective on the field. As a speed demon, he’s one of the best. If he’s set out to return punts, he can also make big plays. He’ll also make dumb plays. But if you look at his overall skill, he’s a wide receiver that would be a great addition to any team.

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Johnny Manziel’s pro day was one of the most perfectly-orchestrated product placement opportunities in sports history

Johnny Manziel was decked out in Nike for his pro day workout.

The eyes of the football world was on Johnny Manziel as he hit the field for this pro day late Thursday morning. NFL Network had live coverage. ESPN had live coverage. Everyone was on their Twitter trying to get all the updates. It was a major event for one of the most talked about draft prospects in recent years.

Manziel came out to a playlist of current rap and hip hop tracks which included Rick Ross and Drake. The music blared over the the practice facility as George Bush, Sr. and his wife Barbara watched on. Manziel had a very good showing and the overall individual pro day was a success.

Out of all that, Nike ended up as the winner for the entire event.

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I agree with decision to stop dunking on goal posts

The NFL will now penalize any player that dunks the football on the goal post. The celebration was grandfathered in when the league restructured their celebration rules a few years ago. Now dunking is no longer allowed.

Call the NFL if you want, but this rule makes sense. Dunking on the goal post was a harmless celebration. That was until last year when the above happened.

Of course it’s one incident, but it’s an incident that could happen again. The possibility of damaging NFL equipment and delaying the game is something the NFL wants to avoid.

Because of that, I agree with the decision. Now do I like it? No. I like dunks and it’s fun to watch. But here we are. Fade aways and hook shots are now the only basketball form of celebration we can rely on to make us happy.

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Never forget the 49ers helmet that almost was but never became

The 49ers reminded us on Twitter about the helmet they almost decided to adopt into their uniform. Fortunately, they decided to not go with it.

It is featured as one of my rotating banners atop this page.

It’s a part of history that I thought we could forget. But not the 49ers. They had to bring back up one last time.

May we never forget.

May we never forget.

PETA still publicly attacking Michael Vick

After Michael Vick’s incident with mistreating dogs years ago, the quarterback has gone to jail, sought forgiveness and since then has changed his life around and has been a model citizen.

With his second chance, Vick has been great on and off the field. He even wrote a great thank you letter to Philly fans after signing with the Jets. He’s matured.

PETA, however, doesn’t see it that way and they still hold Vick’s past against him.

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Mercer beats Duke and Roddy White won’t honor bet he loses

Roddy White is great on Twitter but every now and then, he tweets something that he may regret. He promised a fan that he would get him season tickets if Mercer beats Duke.

And that’s exactly what happened.

Sadly, White has decided to not honor his promise.

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