Posts Tagged ‘nfl’
Watching some Thanksgiving football now. Phil Simms just told a little story about the Detroits Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Apparently Johnson had been getting frustrated by his stats so far this season. Calvin’s dad said it would be OK. (I’m paraphrasing from memory, so that’s not a quote.)
Anyway, it would appear dad was correct. Calvin Johnson just made an amazing touchdown catch and is already over 100 yards receiving in the first half of the game against the Houston Texans. UPDATE: Here’s video of the catch.
The lesson? Listen to your father.
Happy turkey day!
Yes, former New York Jets receiver Al Toon named his son Nick Toon. Nick is a rookie receiver who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints. They just agreed on a contract.
Mostly I’m posting this news because the name Nick Toon made me chuckle. To be fair to Al, who my kids are aware of thanks to a game of Jets Monopoly we have in our house, I don’t think Nicktoons was a thing back when Nick Toon was born in 1988. So it’s not as bad as, say, naming your kid Roc when your last name is Singer. Which I never, ever considered doing.
(Aside: I’m more of a Giants fan, but I don’t hate the Jets. I do, however, want to point out that Jets Monopoly was a gift.)
See also: Father and Son Quarterbacks
Brett Singer Tweets for 2-12-2012 contained content about a certain Big NFL Football Game—it was super, thanks for asking—including stuff that happened afterwards, like Gisele Bundchen having her say about the Patriots’ ability to catch balls. (Heh. Balls.) Read on.
As I was traveling back from my DaddyTips Road Trip to Las Vegas (courtesy of Crown Royal), I watched almost all of the Giants-Packers game. Even though I wanted the Giants to win (for those who missed it/don’t care about the NFL, they lost), I wanted to point out the good sportsmanship on display during the game. Read more »
It’s almost time for real NFL football. That also means it’s time for fake NFL football. More specifically, time for Madden 12, the latest edition of the mega-popular sports video game franchise. Walmart has Madden 12 available for pre-order, and you also get some other goodies, like 20 dollar gift cards (with some versions). Read on for the DaddyDeals.
When we received a press release telling us that an NFL player was promoting literacy using the Justin Bieber Graphic Novel, we had to post it. Because it’s for a good cause. And it’s a chance to mention Justin Bieber. And comic books.
We have nothing against Justin Bieber personally. We will say that we are glad we have boy children and therefore are not forced to listen to Justin Bieber’s music, or see the Justin Bieber movie. (I keep mistyping Bieber’s name as Justin Biever. I wonder how often that happens?)