Category: Football

Editorial: Is It Okay to Say OJ Was Good at Football Yet?

by Alex Poletti

With the trial of the century almost 20 years old and the world of sports and politics getting weirder everyday, The Second String has decided to tackle an interesting and difficult question: is it okay to say OJ Simpson was good at football yet?

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‘Why Would God Do This to Me?’ Tyreek Hill Laments, Forgetting Some Obvious Reasons

by Alex Poletti

The Kansas City Chiefs were hit with some bad news prior to their week two matchup against the Raiders, as it was announced that their primary receiving target, Tyreek Hill, will miss 4-6 weeks with a clavicle injury. Hill, who is currently in agonizing pain, questions why God would curse him like this, forgetting some pretty obvious reasons from his past that could justify the incident.

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Antonio Brown’s Ghost Still Raiders’ Best Receiver

by Alex Poletti

In a move that nobody and everybody saw coming at the same time, the Oakland Raiders released star wideout Antonio Brown. Oakland has gotten little sympathy around the league, given the Raiders knew what they were getting into when they traded for the notorious diva. Despite the massive hole left in the offense, the Raiders will still feel Brown’s presence, as his ghost is still the best receiver on the team.

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Browns Fans Celebrate After Losing By Only 30 Points

by Alex Poletti

After a breakout season from quarterback Baker Mayfield last year and a blockbuster trade for the league’s most dynamic wide receiver in Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason, the Cleveland Browns looked primed to compete for a Lombardi trophy entering week one of NFL play. Reality hit pretty quickly as they were handed a 43-13 loss at the hands of the Tennessee Titans. However, Browns fans can’t complain, as the 30-point loss was their closest in several years.
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Ezekiel Elliot’s Stay in Cabo Just Ploy to Get NFL Team in Mexico

by Alex Poletti

The Ezekiel Elliot holdout is be over, but not for the reasons we all expected. Although the pro-bowler has flown back to Dallas, and a six year, $90 million deal been reached, this may not have been the intention of the holdout, as the half back reveals his stay in Cabo was just a tactic to get an NFL team in Mexico.

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To Solidify Special Teams Roster, Bears Hire Lucy from ‘Peanuts’ as Holder

by Alex Poletti

Even with rookie Eddy Pineiro making his first career field goal and the dreaded “double doink” in the rearview mirror, the Bears’ kicking team was missing something. Chicago general manager Ryan Pace has found that missing piece in Lucy van Pelt of “Peanuts” fame, who will serve as the team’s holder in 2019.

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Inspired by Colts, Dolphins Trade Offensive Line to Force Josh Rosen to Retire

by Alex Poletti

After a blockbuster trade that sent left tackle Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans for two first round picks and change, it seemed that the Miami Dolphins were in full rebuild mode. However, an insightful interview with Dolphins general manager Chris Grier shows otherwise; in a turn inspired by the Colts, Grier is trading his offensive line to injure Josh Rosen into retirement.

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