Maybe that’s why I was so stunned to see how poor NFL coaches’ decision making was on fourth down in the playoffs. I had gotten used to the college game, where inconsistent kicking games have helped lead coaches to better decision making. Chip Kelly has been at the forefront of college head coaches in this category.
Ray Lewis’ face is simply everywhere—on ESPN, of course, but also The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and before I forget, the Feb. 4edition of Sports Illustrated sitting on my desk. After all, he’s not just One-Time-Super-Bowl-Champion Ray Lewis but Two-Time-Super-Bowl-Champion Ray Lewis.
The San Francisco 49ers aren’t going to the Super Bowl alone– they’re taking a piece of Stanford with them: their medical director, Daniel Garza ’91 M.D. ’00.
When I was watching the NFC Championship game this past Sunday, as a Patriots fan I strangely found myself rooting for the San Francisco 49ers. So why did I root for the 49ers? Was it because of the sensational story of Colin Kaepernick, who was offered only one scholarship coming out of high school? Was it because of Jim Harbaugh’s hilarious temper tantrum when a call doesn’t go in his favor? Or was it just because I was being sucked into Bay Area sports after living here for a year?
I know that it is a little bit late in the game, but I have just two weeks to find an NFL team. The one previous time I did watch was several years back from the U.K., but I don’t feel I can count that attempt, so for the first time ever I intend to really watch the Super Bowl this year.
But despite the fact that nothing that interesting is going on in the sports world, that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of athletes saying stupid things, most notably Giants running back Brandon Jacobs
It has now been over 24 hours since Super Sunday, so by now you are probably aware that, in between the M.I.A. bird-flip and the sadly sub-par commercials, there was actually a football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots