Archive for December, 2010

Flag, Tackle, and Lingerie

Posted: December 15, 2010 by NattieLiz in Uncategorized

Girls can love the sport of football, but can they play it? There are plenty of people who will tell you, “NO, Not a chance”. But based on this new era of tough outgoing women, there are more than a few that would disagree. Florida is one of the first states that has allowed Flag Football to be a Varsity sport for Girls. Though there are no scholarships offered the girls still play with whole heart and soul. There are semi pro women’s tackle football teams, which this Nike vid will tell you all about. And in the end if neither of those prove our toughness, let’s do it in our bras! The Lingerie Football League maybe for the eyes of men, but these chicks aren’t backing down either! Watch out boys, you got some stiff competition out there!

 

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Cam’s Pre Heisman Free Style

Posted: December 15, 2010 by NattieLiz in Cam Newton, Fans

So before Cam Newton was winning games at Auburn and swinging by NYC to pick up his Heisman, he was playing for Blinn College. This video is great not because of Cam’s pre game free style, but because WTH is #26 doing??

Oregon Reveals BCS Uniforms

Posted: December 15, 2010 by NattieLiz in Brett Favre, NCAA Football, Oregon Ducks

Oregon will take on Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game, January 10, 2011. This past Tuesday Nike unveiled the uniforms the Ducks will be sporting on the field that day. The team is known for their uniform swagg but this one might take the cake. Let’s hope Cam Newton has his sunglasses on, because with those neon socks running up on him, he’s gonna need em!

I have been super sick the last 4 days, but I will admit these are a few things in the news that our team has let you down on. But better late than never right!? Let’s Play Catch up!

1. Al Golden Hired as the new University of Miami Head Coach:

2. Cam Newton wins the Heisman:

3. Iowa admit flaws and inconsistencies in drug testing procedures:

Via CBS SPORTS: Gary Barta, Iowa Athletic Director said Tuesday that the school is reviewing its drug testing policies in the wake of Derrell Johnson-Koulianos’s arrest and suspension last week on charges including possession of controlled substances, including cocaine and marijuana.  At a hastily called news conference that athletic department officials found some “flaws and inconsistencies” in the policies — and that some athletes have likely beaten tests in the past. “We did find pretty strong evidence that there a couple ways that our student-athletes probably have and most likely have, at some point, gotten around the test,” Barta said. “It’s almost become a cottage industry around the country; ‘How do you beat a test?’ And it’s something that we have to be constantly on top of.”

….And now at least you can be semi caught up! sorry about that gals!

Phil-Lee Again

Posted: December 14, 2010 by amyaubrey in MLB
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Whoever says money talks in baseball, obviously didn’t talk to Cliff Lee.  The big free agent pitcher signed with the Philadelphia Phillies.  He left millions of dollars on the table to go back to Philadelphia.  The Yankees & Rangers were both offering him a hell of a whole lot more for longer periods of time.  The Yankees were willing to guarantee Lee $154 million for seven years. And instead, he picked a five-year deal worth around $120 million.

Last year, the Phillies traded him to Seattle, who then eventually traded him to the Rangers.  Lee kills the Yankees whenever he pitches against them so he was their #1 free agent target.  Normally, the Yankees get their man but this time was not the case.  So instead of joining his pal CC Sabathia in NY, Lee decided to sign up to be a part of easily the best rotation in baseball.  With Lee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels & Roy Oswalt all in 1 rotation, you have 3 of the best 8 winning percentages among all active pitchers.  It is very possible to have 3 20-game winners on 1 team.  Pretty much nobody saw this coming & it’s basically a slap in the face to both the Yankees & the Rangers.  Maybe Philadelphia really is the City of brotherly love, or maybe he just really likes cheesesteaks.

Goodbye For Real This Time?

Posted: December 14, 2010 by amyaubrey in Brett Favre, NFL

After 297 consecutive games started & 19 years of playing, Brett Favre is officially done (well, at least we think so.)  Even with all the criticism he has recieved over the past few years, it is still one of the greatest individual achievements in all of sports.  If you are a freshman in college, you have never known football without Brett Favre starting at QB.  It is a streak comparable to Cal Ripkin, Jr. in baseball.  Even at 41 years old, Favre was still football’s Iron Man.  In this day & age, it is probably a streak that will never be broken.  Others will try but you have to stay healthy, or at least healthy enough for at least 19 years.

Last weekend against the Bills, on the 3rd play from scrimmage, Favre was taken down square in the back by Arthur Moats.  We all wondered what would happen this week & then, the Vikings’ stadium roof collapsed because of snow to postpone the Sunday game to Monday.  Everyone said that it was a conspiracy to give Brett an extra day off to heal.  Heal he did not because it was announced Monday evening that his streak would end.  Tarvaris Jackson manned the quarterback position for the Vikings.  Shortly afterward, his official website was selling autographed commemorative footballs inscribed with “297 starts 1992-2010,” for $499.99 each.  It is possible this will be the end of Favre’s season, as well as his career.  Whether you love him or you hate him, it was quite the achievement & quite a career.

See ya later Gator

Posted: December 9, 2010 by NattieLiz in coaches, NCAA Football
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Well if Miami had to take a back seat in recruiting with the lack of a head coach in Randy Shannon, then it seems only fair that Florida should as well! Urban Meyer decided to resign yesterday as Football head coach. He arrived in Florida 6 years ago and has changed college football ever since.  Urban Meyer was hired in 2004, his Gators debut with a 32-14 win over Wyoming on Sept. 3, 2005. Sixteen months later, he held the national title trophy above his head following the Gators’ 41-14 dismantling of Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz.

In a press conference Meyer said this of his ultimate decision to step down: “I have been a Division I football coach for the last 25 years and, during that time, my primary focus has been making a difference in the lives of the young men I have been so fortunate to have coached and building championship programs.  At this time in my life, however, I fully grasp the sacrifices my 24/7 profession has demanded of me, and I know it is time to put my focus on my family and life away from the field.  The decision to step down was a difficult one”.

Meyer will still coach UF through to the Outback Bowl held on New Years Day. WOW! The Football State of Florida is going through some major changes this year, it’s going to be great to watch how this all unfolds!