By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard
Sliding Down The Candy Cane
Antonio Brown’s spread eagle celebration on the goalpost cost him some $11,576 but it made for a heck of a Christmas Card tweet.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made a lot of questionable moves this year and now they have missed the playoffs for the second straight year. Shouldn’t surprise anyone that the lights went out during his press conference after losing to Washington.
Is this an omen?
Bigger Than Me
Oakland Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson is calling it a career. He played his last game in front of the ‘Black Hole’. Before the game he told his teammates that the game was bigger than him and it’s bigger than them.
The Raiders went on to beat their rivals to the south (the San Diego Chargers) in overtime. After the game Woodson had a message for Raider nation and one that isn’t all that far from the truth.
The NFL would be wise to have Woodson be an ambassador for the league.
Bowling For The Holidays
The first week of college football bowl games are in the books. Lot of high scores (the Independence Bowl between Tulsa and Virginia Tech had 75 points….at half time!), some great finishes and at least one questionable call.
In the Foster Farms Bowl between Nebraska and UCLA, Nebraska Safety Nate Gerry was ejected for a ‘targeting’. Even the next day this call (which was upheld by replay) is still baffling everyone.
In our book, this is a text book tackle.
On the other hand is a targeting call that we full agree with. This one happened in the Hyundai Sun Bowl and Miami Safety Rayshawn Jenkins was also ejected. The player left his feet and hit the opposing player above the shoulder pads. This is targeting. While everyone will not agree with the rule or the calls themselves, Gerry’s hit isn’t targeting and Jenkins hit is.
In a shock to no one, FIFA President Sepp Blatter was banned from soccer for eight years. Well this is a bit of a shock that it took FIFA this long to do it and it’s only eight years?
Will Run Routes 4 Food
While watching the New England Patriots at New York Jets game today, be on the lookout for Joe Anderson. He stood outside of the Houston Texans facility with a sign that said, Will Run Routes 4 Food.
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#NothingWillStopMe Lord it's all in your hands, all I know is that I believe it by faith and see it all happening even when it looks like a joke before the eyes of man! I fill myself with humility and say let your Will be done and use me to allow others to believe in your power!!!! Im not looking at my situation with a worldly mindset and that's what's gonna seperate me my hunger can't be matched my heart can't be compared too, I'm outside the Houston Texans facility every morning, because I kno what type of gift God has blessed me with!!! A lot of people don't really live out the meaning #WhateverItTakes they just sayin it!!! You gotta really live that junk if you say it and believe in yourself and trust in the Lord, and living it don't just mean hold up a sign!! Oh there is much pain behind holding this sign an it's not from bein doubted or the underdog, like how bad do you really want it?? Forget a publicity stunt Boyz is Really HUNGRY out hur dawg to the point if the coach wanna line up I'll route him up too, to the point if it's special teams an the REF get in the way I'll hit him too!! It's something flickering in my head everyday with much Humility and WILL power to go the extra mile when it come to believing in myself and proven all doubters wrongI'm not just chasing greatness for myself/family but for all the people that lack faith and wanna quit and don't believe God still moves, DAWG if you gotta DREAM GO GET THAT!! Let ZERO What If's stand in the way go to the grave on E, not off what someone told you you can't do…Create and tell your testimony don't be ashamed of it, do it all for the glory of the kingdom take yourself outta the picture I'm out here on FAITH, it's bigger than just collecting a check to me straight up! The way I do what I do and why I do what I do isn't just to score touchdowns and gain fame that's far from the case I don't need all that cause I'm already famous in spirit an you can't get no famous than that, when I get my shot you'll see what the Lord is truly about to do in my life and I pray wit all my heart it inspires you to never Give up.When your purpose means more than your situation God will give you favor
His perseverance, humility and commitment to the game paid off when the Jets signed him this past week.