Tag: Football

Frantic Refs with No Fouls to Call Begin Penalizing Each Other

by Alex Poletti

The story wasn’t the football during Thursday Night’s Titans-Jaguars game, but instead the refereeing, which included 15 penalties in the first half alone. With the clock ticking in the second half and the teams playing faultless football, the officials got restless and began calling penalties on themselves.

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Keanu Neal Penalized for Unsportsmanlike Achilles Injury

by Alex Poletti

Keanu Neal’s 2019 season was tragically cut short on Sunday after he suffered a painful, non-contact Achilles injury during the second quarter of the 24-27 loss against the Indianapolis Colts. As if things couldn’t get any worse, the refs hit the 2016 first rounder with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

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Antonio Brown’s Defense in Civil Suit Just Receiving Stats

by Alex Poletti

In the first leak from wide receiver Antonio Brown’s legal team, the public received news that the defense in Brown’s civil suit consists entirely of his receiving numbers over the course of his NFL career. According to documents sent to The Second String, Brown has neither pled guilty or not guilty; he’s just pled that he’s good at football.

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Taco Charlton, The Last of Dallas’ Tex-Mex-Inspired Players, Waived by Cowboys

by Alex Poletti

It’s a bad news day for those who were big fans of the Dallas Cowboys’ core inspired by Tex-Mex food. America’s team waived former defensive end Taco Charlton, bringing the experiment of signing players representative of the Mexican fusion cuisine to a close.

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Eli Manning Inducted into Manning Family Hall of Fame

by Alex Poletti

On his 15th and final year of eligibility, Giants quarterback Eli Manning was inducted into his own family’s football hall of fame. In an intimate ceremony, the two-time Superbowl winner thanked his family for their support throughout his life, and for voting him into the exclusive club.

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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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