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Football | Jingle Balls

Some things require no description at all!

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Football | Rumbling, Tumbling…But Not Fumbling

Here we have Dan Connolly’s performance in what probably accounts for the most historic kick return by a guy who could eat an entire Old 96’er (Great Outdoors reference!).  I know that this video has been played a lot this week, but I just can’t get over how awesome it is.  Here you have a guy who is listed at 6’4″, 313lbs running 71 yards on a kick return.  Freaking Awesome!

We all know that Dan Connolly is no Devin Hester.  Not even close.  For the most part, Connolly only ever gets his name called when he screws up a block.  That’s the life of an offensive lineman – I know.  But, he had every present and former lineman – regardless of what team you root for – standing up and cheering on this play.  How could you not?  Seeing a guy this big run with the ball, stiff arm and cut back is fun thing to watch.

Here’s to you, Mr. Connolly, for making all of us big guys cheer!

Football | It’s All Over: Brett Favre’s Storied Streak Comes To A Whimpering End

Brett Favre with the Vikings

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Arguably, one of the most impressive streaks has ended. With the announcement that he was on the inactive list last night due to a shoulder injury, Brett Favre‘s consecutive start streak concluded at 297 games (321 including playoff appearances according to Adam Schefter). Like him or not, the man has had an impressive career.

Personally, the records don’t do much for me (see list below). They are impressive, don’t get me wrong, but I do not believe it is what personified him as a player. I was 13 when Favre’s streak started and I remember being a huge fan of his from as far back as I can remember. Maybe it was the green and yellow of the Packers (my middle and high school colors were green and gold) or the fact that he was a gun-slinging, fun-loving guy who obviously just loved playing the game but I just loved watching him play. He always seemed to have a fire in his belly. He was excited when the Packers were on top and emotional when things were not going their way. He played the game I wanted to play the game. Over the years, I grew to admire not only his intensity, but also his intestinal fortitude. This guy would play and play and play, regardless of his state of health. He was a mainstay in the Green Bay offense and that was impressive.  In addition to the consecutive start streak, he has also set the following records: Read more of this post

Minnesota Vikings Waive Receiver Randy Moss – ESPN

Randy Moss was waived by the Vikings on Monday just weeks after Minnesota traded a third-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for the receiver.

Vikings players said Monday that coach Brad Childress told them that Moss “is no longer with us.”

Moss will be on waivers for the next 24 hours. The Patriots, who own the NFL’s best record, would only have a chance to claim Moss if the NFL’s other 31 teams pass. If Moss isn’t claimed he will be free to sign with any team.

Minnesota Vikings waive receiver Randy Moss – ESPN.