A transcript containing over 1,000 text messages reportedly exchanged between former Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin ’12 and Richie Incognito from October 2012 to November 2013 was published by The Big Lead on Monday, just a few days before the NFL plans to release its findings on the controversial bullying scandal surrounding the two ex-teammates.
The sad stories coming out of Miami seem to be escalating in their intensity with each passing minute.
Recently, every sport that I’ve watched has seemed to have an NBA Jam-style “on-fire” team, streaking through the season towards the league title. Take the Chicago Blackhawks, Miami Heat or Real Madrid, all guaranteed to walk away champions, right? No.
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.
While a lot of people like to give grades to NFL teams about their draft, I’m going to switch the script a little bit. Instead, I’m going to give some grades to the matches between the (former) Cardinal players and their new NFL teams
While Andrew Luck and David DeCastro might have stolen the headlines as the first two Stanford players selected in the NFL draft, ten other Cardinal players officially made the leap from the Farm to the NFL over the weekend as well.
Just call him the Mile-High Messiah. The Big Tebowski. The Docile Apostle. Throw whichever moniker you prefer on him, but Denver Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow is serving up dinner at tables across America this week (in spirit, of course), and the main entree is a healthy helping of crow.
The main lesson to come out of Harbaugh’s hiring is that the NFL needs to take a good, hard look at its Rooney Rule. The rule, which stipulates that any team with a head-coaching vacancy must interview at least one minority candidate, ended the week with its reputation in tatters.