Here are 10 thoughts after watching the Week 7 games from Sunday.
1- Peyton Manning is good. He is real good. Breaking that record looked easy for him. It’s a sign of how good this Broncos team can be if they have it all clicking.
On the other hand, the 49ers looked bad. But I don’t think it’s as bad as it seemed. The injuries are mounting up and key players are out of action. It was just a tough situation last night for the team. I think that the 49ers are going to be OK. The West is still up in the air, but the team is in second place and after the bye week, they should be at least a little healthier.
The face you make when the NFL says you didn’t use a racial slur and still fines you $5500? *shrugs* back to my grind! #IDontGetTired #WhoDoYouLove #Se7enPounds
So the initial fine for the racial slur has been cut in half because a racial slur was never said. So why is Colin Kaepernick still being fined? If it was just for a general profanity, then that must be singling him out. Tons of non-racial profane words are said on the football field yet these players don’t get fined.
I don’t know how the league can police these things. They’re trying and by this situation, it is clear that it isn’t clear at all.
With the NFL sealing a deal with Bose this year, it makes sense for the two companies to try to get their deal out in the forefront. In doing so, the NFL is fining any player that is seen with headphones that aren’t Bose during interviews with cameras present. In fact, the fine can be up to $10,000.
It’s a ridiculous fine but if Bose and the NFL want to help their own branding and marketing, such moves make sense. But does Bose end up getting positive PR out of this?
Many of the NFL players have already been wearing headphones by Beats By Dre. In fact, a handful of them have deals with them. So it’s a tough situation for those players. They can either wear their headphones and take the $10,000 fine. Or they can either not wear them. Or they can do what Colin Kaepernick did and put tape over the logo.
Here are 10 thoughts after watching the Week 6 games from Sunday.
1- Ties are terrible. No game in any sport should ever end in a tie. But with the physicality of the NFL, we know that anything more than 15 minutes after regulation is too much. Thus we get a tie from the Bengals-Panthers game. It wasn’t even a bad game and in reality, don’t all these close games come down to the kicker?
But here’s my concern. The Bengals looked like a team that was on the rise to the top of the power rankings. Before the season began, I didn’t even think they’d make the playoffs. Yet now they have not won in back to back games. Cause for concern? I don’t know. A.J. Green didn’t play so that might mean something. But letting this win slip away is not a good sign for these Bengals.
But hey, at least we got some cold cuts!
Yesterday, Page Six reported that Katy Perry is going to be the halftime show for the Super Bowl. I totally get the league’s attempt to get more contemporary artists to reach out to this generation. With Beyonce and Bruno Mars headlining the last two big games, it makes sense.
But I am not a Perry fan. I can’t even name three songs by her. I don’t think she’s that talented. She’s just very marketable. And I am sure that if the above video is any indication of what could happen, I am not a fan. But then again, it appeared that the league was looking to use a performance fee that scared some artists away.
I still thought Weird Al would have been a better choice. But I knew it wasn’t going to happen. We get Perry. Maybe it will be a good show. But I’m not holding my breath.
It just could mean that I am just getting too old.
So let me get this straight. Either Nike or the NFL thinks this is a good idea. Good enough for a proposal?
Essentially, they’re going to treat Thursday Night Football like some extravagant gala that requires both teams to wear nice new uniforms for this one event only. They’re treating Thursday Night Football as something bigger than it is.
And of course, this will lead to discussion and boost up merchandise sales, right?
The league doesn’t need this. This doesn’t need to happen. There doesn’t need to be flashy new uniforms just for one game to boost merchandise sales.
Here are 10 thoughts after watching the Week 5 games from Sunday.
1- That is what Jim Harbaugh thinks of your rumors. It was reported that 49ers won’t retain Harbaugh after this season, even the 49ers win the Super Bowl. Of course, there was a lot of discussion as to what that really means and if that is true at all. CEO Jed York even chimed in with a tweet that didn’t really deny it.
But winning solves everything, right? Well if that’s the case, the 49ers are doing just fine. The win wasn’t pretty, but it saw the running game strong again, the passing game play well enough to win and Phil Dawson making all his kicks. Even though it was Alex Smith’s return, that ended up being secondary as the 49ers were able to control the momentum late and force Smith into a late-game interception to seal the win. Until the end of the season comes, I don’t think too much about it. And if the 49ers keep winning, then this will die down. And if the 49ers still win the Super Bowl and let Harbaugh go, then at least the 49ers won the Super Bowl.