Tag Archives: NFL

My favoritest¹ sports meltdown ever, from 2006

RIP, Coach Green. Thanks for the memories. Seriously.

Coach Green died today, sadly. He was a well-known and oft-entertaining pro football coach and mentor.

During a game against the Chicago Bears — I think it was Monday Night Football — his Arizona Cardinals totally collapsed in a bizarre affair with numerous turnovers.

His post-game press conference made headlines. He was understandably mad and had a meltdown that mirrored what happened on the playing field.

Isn’t it great to see a man so visibly upset? He didn’t tone it down for the cameras. He was just himself, and he was pissed off. I wish leaders in other arenas, such as politics, would take a lesson from this.

I remember listening to this game on the radio. It was wild, the wildest football game I had witnessed, until the NFC Championship game in Seattle in January of 2015, where the Seahawks mounted a most miraculous comeback against the the mighty Green Bay Packers advancing to Super Bowl XLIX.

ajh

1. Yes, I know that favoritest ain’t a word.

Advertisements

Streaming NFL games on Twitter? An odd venue, but it’s about freakin’ time.

Sadly, the streaming deal only applies to ten Thursday night games, which are often a bore.

The NFL has been taking its time getting games online. It drives me nuts that over-the-air broadcasts of games are free, but any streaming comes at hefty prices. NBC was the best, streaming Sunday Night Football for a few years before being cutoff by an increasingly greedy NFL.

One Sunday, years ago, I discovered an illegal stream of the RedZone channel on the now defunct justin.tv. I happily watched for hours, fascinated by the incredible flow. There was never a lull in the action. Somewhere, in some game, there was exciting play, and the RedZone folks could and would cut to it for everyone to watch.

I was shocked that the NFL copyright hawks had not shut it down right away. We fans got a treat that day. Usually the NFL is quick to the draw on copyright violations, particularly on game days.

ajh

 

Josh Norman, Republican?

Houston Texans v Carolina Panthers

“Why? Why would you want anything in life that is easy? Shoot, man, if you don’t go for it head on, then how can you say you are the best at anything? I think that is the way we are in our society. We want things the easy way and stuff to be given to us. We don’t want to work for it. We want things to be handed to us. And I don’t think that’s the way it should be done. I think the way it has been set up is the right way.”

Carolina Panthers corner Josh Norman
on having to play the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs