Category: Football

Tom Brady Becomes First Active AARP Member to Win Super Bowl MVP

by Alex Poletti
Photo by CBS Sports

Tom Brady had something to prove this season, leaving the New England Patriots for the greener pastures of Tampa Bay. He has more than silenced his critics, winning his seventh Super Bowl and becoming the first active AARP member to be named the game’s MVP. Continue reading “Tom Brady Becomes First Active AARP Member to Win Super Bowl MVP”

Eagles Looking at Middle School Coaches to Replace Doug Pederson

by Alex Poletti
Photo by AP 

Despite coaching Philadelphia to their first Super Bowl victory, a series of lackluster seasons has caused the Eagles to part ways with Doug Pederson. Famously, Pederson had only coached at the high school level when he signed on with the Eagles as the Offensive quality control coordinator in 2009, and the Eagles decided to ramp up this strategy by only interviewing middle school coaches to replace him. Continue reading “Eagles Looking at Middle School Coaches to Replace Doug Pederson”

New York Jets Fire Adam Gase in Fancy Restaurant So He Won’t Make a Scene

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Ron Chenoy 

In a move the football world has seen coming since before the season began, the New York Jets have decided to part ways with head coach Adam Gase after an abysmal season. Hoping to avoid making a scene, the Jets decided to conduct this meeting at a fancy restaurant. Continue reading “New York Jets Fire Adam Gase in Fancy Restaurant So He Won’t Make a Scene”

Football Team Somehow Least Embarrassing Thing in Washington DC This Week

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

There’s been a reversal of fortune in the nation’s capital this week, as—thanks to an unexpected playoff berth and a LOT of help from a select group of people—the Washington Football Team is no longer the least embarrassing thing in their city. Continue reading “Football Team Somehow Least Embarrassing Thing in Washington DC This Week”

DeVonta Smith Heisman Win Shows Little Guy Can Win If by Little You Mean 6’1 and Shredded

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Tom Pennington | Credit: Getty Images

Almost 30 years after a receiver was awarded the Heisman Trophy, another name was added to that short list on Tuesday when Alabama wideout DeVonta Smith won the prestigious honor. His win shows that there’s hope for the little guy, as long as the little guy is still of above-average height and in peak physical shape. Continue reading “DeVonta Smith Heisman Win Shows Little Guy Can Win If by Little You Mean 6’1 and Shredded”

Looking to Avoid Going to Jacksonville, Trevor Lawrence Takes Notes from Tua, Dislocates and Fractures Hip

by Alex Poletti
Photo by nypost.com

Realizing his chance of playing for a good football team are evaporating the further Clemson gets into the College Football Playoffs, generational quarterback talent Trevor Lawrence took a page from Tua Tagovailoa’s playbook and severely fractured his hip to drop a few spots in the draft following a 49-28 loss against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. Continue reading “Looking to Avoid Going to Jacksonville, Trevor Lawrence Takes Notes from Tua, Dislocates and Fractures Hip”

BREAKING: Dwayne Haskins Signs with Washington Professional Strip Club

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Scott Galvin, USA TODAY Sports

Despite an unceremonious end to his tenure with the Washington Football Team, former first round pick Dwayne Haskins didn’t stay on the market for long, signing with the Washington Professional Strip Club, the premier gentlemen’s club in the nation’s capital. Continue reading “BREAKING: Dwayne Haskins Signs with Washington Professional Strip Club”

NFL Week 4: Top Fantasy Football Tips from The Second String

by Alex Poletti
Photo by NFLspinzone

As we near the quartermark of the NFL season, the frontrunners start to cement their playoff berths while everyone else just tries to stay afloat. The last week until week 12 without byes, now is the last time you’ll be able to play with your full team for a while, so you better take advantage. With that in mind, here are the top fantasy football tips of the week, brought to you by The Second String. Continue reading “NFL Week 4: Top Fantasy Football Tips from The Second String”

NFL Week 3: Top Fantasy Football Tips from The Second String

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Mark Lomoglio/Associated Press

Though it’s still early in the season, week 3 is pivotal in any fantasy football team; whether you’re trying to extend that undefeated start or coming back from a heartbreaking loss, there’s no better time than the present to set the tone. With that in mind, here are the top fantasy football tips of the week, brought to you by The Second String. Continue reading “NFL Week 3: Top Fantasy Football Tips from The Second String”

NFL Amends Rules to Allow Wheelchairs, Casts and Crutches After Slew of Week 2 Injuries

by Alex Poletti
Photo by USATSI

After one of the most brutal weeks injury-wise in football history, the NFL made an unprecedented move, agreeing unilaterally to a rule change mid-season to allow players to use wheelchairs, casts, crutches and even motor scooters for the rest of the year. This decision was due to the fact that so many players were injured that without the rule change, the NFL would be too understaffed to play week 3. Continue reading “NFL Amends Rules to Allow Wheelchairs, Casts and Crutches After Slew of Week 2 Injuries”