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ROGER GOODELL: THE BALLADEER’S BLOG INTERVIEW

Roger Goodell

A HEAVILY NARCOTIZED ROGER GOODELL RECENTLY SAT DOWN TO TALK WITH BALLADEER’S BLOG.

BALLADEER’S BLOG: Can I call you “Commish?”

ROGER GOODELL: I’d rather you call me what NFL players call me.

BB: The Great White Dope?

RG: No … NO! They call me Commissioner.

BB: If you say so, Roger. How do you feel about the state of the NFL right now? Continue reading

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NAIA AND OTHER DIVISION PLAYERS TO THE NFL IN 2017

Balladeer’s Blog presents its annual breakdown of the college football players who have moved on to the NFL from the various divisions covered here. This includes drafted players as well as undrafted free agents.

New York JetsNEW YORK JETS

Dylan Donahue OLB UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA WOLVES

Connor Harris LB LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY LIONS

Anthony Firsker TE HARVARD UNIVERSITY CRIMSON

Green Bay PackersGREEN BAY PACKERS

Donatello Brown DB VALDOSTA STATE BLAZERS

Cody Helman LB WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ICHABODS

Geoff Gray OL UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA BISONS (sic) 

Arizona CardinalsARIZONA CARDINALS

Krishawn Hogan WR MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS

Collin Bevins DT NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS

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JORDAN REED AND JOSH NORMAN MIGHT NOT MAKE IT TO LONDON

redskins-and-bengalsThe Redskins and the Bengals have a game on Sunday. What makes the game especially interesting is the fact that it will be situated in London; and that matters because Redskins players Jordan Reed and Josh Norman are dealing with a few health complications at the moment, complications that could affect the NFL odds for the Sunday game.

Reed and Norman’s situations fall under the auspices of the NFL concussion Protocol. Both players have to see a Neurologist who will determine whether they can play the Wembley stadium game on Sunday before they take their flight on Thursday. Continue reading

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LOTT AND PEETE COULD KEEP RAIDERS IN OAKLAND

ronnie-lott-and-rodney-peeteEvery Raiders fan that is determined to keep the team from moving to Las Vegas must now look to Ronnie Lott and Rodney Peete because these retired National Football League Players just might have what it takes to subvert online NFL betting odds by keeping the Raiders rooted in Oakland. 

The hype surrounding Lott and Peete revolves around the fact that they understand business. They have also endeared themselves to the political leaders in the area. Admittedly, that doesn’t mean they will succeed, especially seeing as they have no concrete financial plan in place for a billion-dollar football stadium.  Continue reading

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A LOOK AT THE PAST AND NEAR FUTURE OF THE PATRIOTS

new-england-patriotsSome first impressions and second takes about the Patriots in the first week reveal a lot about where they may go in the second week. Cincinnati and Seattle came out on top, delivering last-minute defeats to the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins, which was not so surprising as to affect the NFL picks.

One game into the season, the Patriots victory over Arizona has given them first place in the AFC East; the fact that Tom Brady will adorn their ranks the next time they play on the road only bodes well for them.

But that is nothing new. Then again, it would be a mistake to overlook the performance of Jimmy Garoppolo. Jimmy maintained a surprisingly amount of poise at the line of scrimmage, showing confidence against a highly formidable defense and manifesting the potential that got him his first NFL start.

Special teams Captain Matthew Slater took notice of Jimmy’s confidence and the fact that he didn’t allow the size of the game to get to him. Jimmy didn’t allow his wildly high overthrow to Chris Hogan at the beginning to distract him, settling in soon after. Continue reading

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41 NAIA, D2 AND D3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO THE NFL FOR 2012

 The NAIA’s William Penn University Statesmen (logo at right) were among the teams covered by Balladeer’s Blog who had players move on to the NFL this year in the draft and through free agent signings. Here’s a look at the players who advanced to the next level following their successful college careers at institutions that actually care about academics.

DRAFTEES – ST LOUIS RAMS- Greg Zuerlein from the Missouri Western Griffons *** Janoris Jenkins from the University of North Alabama Lions *** Daryl Richardson from the Abilene Christian University Wildcats

CAROLINA PANTHERS – Amini Silatolu from the Midwestern State Mustangs

DETROIT LIONS – Chris Greenwood from the Albion Britons

SAN FRANCISCO 49’ers – Jason Slowery from the Continue reading

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IF TIM TEBOW WAS A MUSLIM, WOULD PEOPLE STILL CONSIDER IT “OKAY” TO MOCK HIS RELIGION?

Pictured: An act you won't get beheaded over.

 Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog know that I consider all religions to be mythology and I often make jokes that demonstrate my lack of reverence for people who appoint themselves to lecture the rest of us about what they personally think their “God” wants us to do. That being said, it may shock a few people to see me mentioning this incident from the Lions vs Broncos game this past Sunday.

Stephen Tulloch, one of the Lions, dropped to this mock prayer pose to taunt the freshly- sacked quarterback Tim Tebow (seen in the orange jersey # 15) because Tebow is Continue reading

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