First of all, here is the story via Twitter.
Last night, the Angels encouraged their fans to do a #LightWave during the game.
What is that? Apparently it’s asking fans to use their lights on their phones to distract the opposing batter. It happened last night when Stephen Vogt was at the plate with the bases loaded. And fans followed through on that. It started last month and it’s just silly.
Roger Goodell admitted that his decision to punish Ray Rice for only two games for beating his fiance was not good enough. In turn he has implemented a new rule for every NFL employee that a first offense will now warrant six games. A second one will lead to a lifetime ban.
I am happy that Goodell finally saw that the punishment he handed Rice was not strict enough, that a domestic violence situation should warrant a harsher punishment.
But is six games enough? It’s tough to say since these kinds of things can get dragged out in court and sometimes cases are dropped. Should the punishment be more strict? There’s a certain balance between tolerance and forgiveness. The NFL is a forgiving league and giving a player a chance to come back is a good policy. But should the first offense punishment be harsher to be a bigger deterrent?
I think at least a full season ban would suffice. You have to show that this kind of behavior is a serious matter.
I wasn’t sold on the previous two 49ers sweater designs. However, this new one is perfect for me.
Remember when they announced the ugly NFL sweaters? Well, it looks like we have ourselves some new designs released just in time for purchase before our eggnogging drinking days.
Check out these new designs. They don’t have designs for all the teams, but the looks are similar. The front has the team logo. The sleeves color (with sleeve stripes and numbers) contrasts the body of the sweater. On the back is a number which is just filled with complete unnecessary snowflakes. It’s ugly. It’s perfect.
As a 49ers fan, I wanted these but the two previous designs were just OK with me. This one, however, I really like. I think I am getting it.
Check out their selections right here.
What I like about these new Blues uniforms is that they look nothing like their old set. Removed are the unnecessary pipings and the odd color placements. Instead it’s a simple classic look that is similar to what they wore before Reebok Edge took over.
Sometimes simplicity is the best and the Blues nailed it. It’s a jersey you’d be proud to wear. Good job!
Another year of fantasy football. I don’t expect to have all the answers and some of these suggestions could be completely wrong. But I will impart my wisdom among you. It’s up to you if you want to believe my advice to be of any value. I may be completely wrong. Good luck in fantasy football this year!
1 – Broncos offense will be on fire again.
Let’s take a look at this offense right now. They didn’t really get worse. The loss of Eric Decker isn’t a huge hit but the potential growth in Montee Ball could be huge. Peyton Manning is still playing at an elite level and the receivers are still very good. I don’t thin the Broncos will repeat the same offensive numbers they did last season but I don’t think they will tail off that much either. If you get a chance to grab a Broncos offensive weapon, do it. Even kicker Matt Prater is the top kicker in the league in my opinion. I think at this point, you should look at how early you want to get at least one of the receiving weapons. It would be a good investment if you did.
Just give us Weird Al. This is ridiculous!
The 1994 throwbacks.
In 1994, the NFL celebrated their 75th anniversary and many teams throughout the league wore throwbacks that season. The 49ers wore the throwbacks you see above, taking back to their 1955 set, early in the season. When they got superstitious, they decided to keep wearing that uniform. They eventually rode that all the way to their Super Bowl XXIX victory.
That was the last time the 49ers won the Super Bowl and the aspirations to return and win it are at an all-time high for this franchise. Since the 49ers changed their uniform to their current set in 1994, the team has not worn a throwback for any kind. This current set is so similar to what they wore during their glory years of the 1980s that they eliminated any potential throwback games to that era. Of course they could throw back to the Jeff Garcia, Shaun Hill days but most of those were very tough seasons that fans might not want to remember.
So why not throw back to the 1994 set?
Back when this concert was confirmed, I immediately bought tickets. I didn’t even know if I was going to go, but I knew I would find a way. But nevertheless, despite all the busyness of life, I flew back to the Bay the morning of the concert, ready to go to the last event ever at Candlestick Park and to see Paul McCartney one last time.
My dad and I took the secret way to Candlestick. We parked and walked our one mile to the stadium. This was the route that I took to the 49ers games when I was a writer. I would turn on Jamestown because I had a parking pass. But as a fan, this second route is the way to go. Now that the stadium is being blown up, now it’s cool to use this route one last time.
When we got there I marveled at the idea that this would be the last time I would be here. I had already bid my farewell at the last 49ers game here. Little did I know I would be back one last time.
What a very unfortunate hashtag.