Jeff: For the longest time, _________ was regarded as:
The Emmy Rossum of Practice Squad Linebackers The Ross Verba of Offensive Linemen of the ‘10s Nico Noga 2.0 The Barbara Corcoran of Challenge Flag throwers The Professor Griff of Tight Ends The Bob Barker of Onside Kicks The Josef Mengele of Quarterback Coaches The Hans Blix of Referees The Dale Carnegie of Strength Coaches Who Trip The Jeremy Shockey of Punters The Anthony Kiedis of Fullbacks The Freddie Mercury of Owners The Gordon Jump of Defensive Line Coaches The Gordon Lish of Offensive Coordinators The Antonino Gaudi of Wide Receivers The Robert Redford of Punters The Steve Kroft [...]
Jeff: Matt Hasselbeck’s “free agent status” is rising? People want him?
David: That can’t possibly be true. Is that true?
Jeff: The only NFL QB who looks older than Brett Favre.
David: I remember when Hasselbeck was younger than Brett Favre. There was a time when he was not exactly as old as Brett Favre, right? If I remember right, Hasselbeck was Favre’s backup sometime after Martin Van Buren had the gig, and directly before Aaron Brooks inherited the job.
Jeff: I’m wondering if there could ever be a Danny Woodhead poster hanging on a child’s bedroom wall.
David: You mean a child's Facebook wall? I don't think children have regular walls anymore. Just YouTube channels and hoverboards.
Jeff: I was kind of let down to see Woodhead with his helmet off after the Patriots blew out the Jets on Monday. He kind of looked like 68% the kid who plays the lead in the new Ed Burns movie and 32% Staind fan.
David: I do not like those odds.
Jeff: And I didn’t know this until I saw him without a helmet. I hadn’t been curious enough [...]
David: Okay. So, we're not actually breaking it, but Wade Phillips has now been fired for all of 15 minutes, I think. I imagine he's attacking a bag of Pillows™ right now.
Jeff: I have no problem taking credit for that scoop. I also have no problem saying I made last week’s Yakkin’ About Football SUCK. I was running on empty. I was so tired I only remember having a dream about Carly Simon while trying to IM. For my money, this was the best edition in case you have a friend or a foreign exchange student whom you want to read this. Tom Coughlin lit a [...]
A charming series of digressions in which two gentlemen of leisure reflect on the game of football and its surrounding culture.
Jeff: Why does Parcells want to quit the Dolphins now? I read that he is slowly extracting himself. Are things too normal for him there?
David: His work is done there. I think he just wants to get back to coaching, to the fun part. You know, calling younger dudes faggots in the press. Does Parcells actually want to quit? I imagine him just stalking around some instant mansion in Alpine, New Jersey, screaming at paintings.