Top NFL players week 7

Finally. Last year’s #1 rusher decided to show up this year, partly because the Texans had Andre Johnson out and Matt Schuab realized there were fewer players to throw to. Arian Foster reminded us all why he should be on the top, and he’s making his play for the remainder of the season.

This past weekend also featured a Cowboys NFL rushing record that made Emmitt Smith get off the couch and make a phone call, as rookie DeMarco Murray filled in for injured Felix Jones, and will now be highly sought after on the waiver wire if he wasn’t picked up last week.

Flashy passing by one of my favorite quarterbacks, Drew Brees, caused the Saints to roll over the Colts once again. And with that, I take you to…  Continue reading “Top NFL players week 7” Top NFL players week 7

Milk, the ultimate sports beverage

Winning the Super Bowl and meeting the president isn’t enough. Now you need a milk moustache! Hey, it’s my favorite drink (with orange juice a close runner-up) so I fully support these ads.

“How many of you have seen the ‘Got milk?’ ads with Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings?” Angie Edge of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board asked a roomful of elementary school students, invoking the names of two Green Bay Packers stars. Hands shot up.

In Wisconsin, the nation’s top cheese producer, with more dairy cows per square mile than any other state, it’s hard to miss the message that milk does a body good. Especially if you’re a child. That’s because the nonprofit milk board, funded by dairy farmers, spends about $950,000 a year on talks, concerts, posters and a website promoting dairy’s health benefits to school children.

The milk board touts chocolate milk as a natural sports drink for children and teenagers. “Muscles fueled with chocolate milk are muscles fueled with nutritious energy,” states a brochure for parents.

According to the board’s most recent annual report, during the 2009-10 school year, it sent 90 percent of Wisconsin schools promotional materials such as a stand-up poster of Jennings, the Green Bay Packers wide receiver, holding a glass of chocolate milk, and planned to give six high schools chocolate milk for the 2010 football season.

The group reinforces the messages during school visits. “Have you heard the research that chocolate milk is the ultimate sports beverage?” Edge asked students.

Green Bay is favored over Pittsburgh

Really? Yes. Wow. The Packers are favored 2.5 points over the Steelers. I’m shocked, but possibly because Pittsburgh has plenty of Superbowl experience, including winning the big game just two years ago.

Perhaps it’s because of the ass-whooping the Packers have given the Eagles, Falcons, and now the Bears? Perhaps it’s because the Steelers were lucky to beat the Ravens, and then were praying the Jets didn’t come back for a win last night.

Perhaps it’s because Aaron Rodgers is the hottest post-season quarterback of all time. Or perhaps because BJ Raji is going to run over Big Ben Roethlisberger.

How is Green Bay going to win? Here is what I feel they need to focus on:

  1. Stopping the run. Let’s be honest, last night Matt Forte ran all over the Packers, and we saw how Rashard Mendenhall for the Steelers ran all over the Jets. We know Rashard is going to have a busy day in two weeks against the Packers, and with the Packers’ secondary stopping the passes, the Steelers are going to have to rely on the ground game.
  2. No blunders on special teams. We don’t need to see a fumbled punt, or a kick off return stopping at the 15-yard line. Please. At least get it to the 20, or let the ball roll into the end zone.
  3. No “wide receiver interceptions”. You know what I’m talking about. Donald Driver did it yesterday, a ball bounced off his hands and into a defender’s. Aaron Rodgers gets the interception credit, but it wasn’t his fault. If you can’t catch a ball, let it hit the ground, or swat it downward – not up into the air like a bunch of buffoons.
  4. Keep mixing it up with that new ground game. James Starks has been the rookie who is playing like it’s his last game, when really he just started his career. Big run, big run, oh hey 20+ yard pass to Greg Jennings!

I can’t wait to see my cheeseheads play in the big game in two weeks. YOTTO – Year of the Takeover!