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A Quick Thank You To Shaq Thompson

Shaq Thompson Youth Football Camp

 

 

I want to start this off by saying thank you to Shaq Thompson. While I can never tell someone what to do with their money, I think it’s beautiful to see someone giving kids the chance to enter a camp for free. Times are hard for a lot of people and parents are struggling. We often see the news and it’s usually crime-filled with a lot of the crime against or by our youth and we always ask why. Well, the kids don’t know they’re loved. They don’t have a chance to nurture their talents or be exposed to their gifts. Some may see what an athlete like Shaq Thompson is doing as just a good gesture, but it can in fact be life altering/lifesaving.

If you take the time to look around right now you will see that sports camps can range from $75 a day to over $300 a week. Those prices alone will rule out a whole class of families.

How can camps be advertised to help the youth when you price out most them?

With that being said, this is just something to acknowledge and say thank you to Shaq Thompson and people like him who are making a difference. I am sure there’s a group of kids that will be forever grateful for your efforts.

 

For more info on the camp go to   Shaqthompson54.com

NFL Players Playing Football In The Olympics?!

I don’t think I have agreed with Roger Goodell in over two years but, today, he said something that I’ve been thinking for the longest. While on the Dan Patrick radio show, Goodell was asked if he felt football should be an Olympic sport and here’s what he had to say: “Absolutely. We’re already taking steps to gain that IOC recognition. We have, I think, 64 countries that are playing American football now, and that’s one of the requirements. That’s been growing dramatically —I think it was 40 just five years ago,”

“Our point is just to keep growing the game,” Goodell said. “We’re having a tremendous reaction in London and the UK for the game of football, our regular season game over there is sold out again this year, we are seriously contemplating as early as 2013 playing two NFL games next season and I think we’ll do that. It’s a response to the tremendous fan reaction and the growth of the game. If we can continue to grow the game there and have the fan reaction that we have, there very well may be a franchise in London.”

I totally agree with the commissioner on this on. Football has grown beyond belief and it would be an awesome addition to the Olympics. To be honest, I’ve thought about this so much that I have already written out the blueprint of how it would work. However, the league would have to pay for that.

Maybe, in 8 years or so, we can see the American football team taking on players from other countries for the gold. Let’s keep those fingers crosse

Why Promote Hard Hits If You Don’t Want Players Hit Hard?

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The hypocrite that is the NFL is at it again. So this week the allegations came out that the New Orleans Saints were placing “bounties” on the players of other teams. The question is what is the meaning of a true NFL bounty?

Throughout the history of the NFL, the league has been profiting from the hits. From the highlights to the video tapes to the DVDs, the hard hits have made the NFL what it is today. The hit is what seems to motivate players. We all know it motivates fans and, well, it puts money in the league’s pocket. We have seen Mean Joe Greene, Dick Butkus, Steve Atwater, Howie Long, Lawrence Taylor and other players bring punishment to the offense with “Kill shot” type hits. Now although some of us weren’t alive to see those players deliver the hits, we know they exist because the NFL of today always shows us those plays during advertisements.

Greg Williams and the New Orleans Saints have been accused of being somewhat of a menace for doing something that has been going on for years. The Bounty program that all of these media members are crying about is the same bounty program that was going on when the media was interviewing big hitters for the big hits, when the NFL was editing the big hit DVDs, when coaches were smacking their defensive players on the butt for knocking the helmet off the quarterback or making that running back fumble.

The bounty was simply to deliver hard hits, not to actually hurt the guys on the other side of the field. Take a look at the Saints defense from 09-11 and find some illegal bounty hits. You probably can’t.

The NFL and King Dictator Roger Goodell should really take their time before handing out their punishments. While it is understood that player safety is wanted and needed, that same player safety should also be considered when editing the big hit DVDs for the league to profit from. If you don’t want the big hits, then don’t encourage them.

The league is heading into a direction that it may not be able to recover from. The players are snitching on other players that are supposed to be their brothers. The media has turned into a bunch off messy men that instigate topics for website hits, and the league itself is just getting completely soft. No celebrating, no hard hits, just full of greed.

While it is obvious that this a bad situation, no player, coach or whoever should set out to hurt one of their peers on purpose. With that in mind, Roger Goodell should be sure that he knows the difference between hard hits, illegal hits and intent to injure. When a defensive player says “Deliver a kill shot” it’s a figure of speech, not necessarily a shot that will kill.

The NFL was built on the culture of hard hits. Hopefully the Commish will understand that and not let the media or some fake “We care about player safety” stance alter his decision.

Why Promote Hard Hits If You Don’t Want Players Hit Hard?

(Photo-AP)

The hypocrite that is the NFL is at it again. So this week the allegations came out that the New Orleans Saints were placing “bounties” on the players of other teams. The question is what is the meaning of a true NFL bounty?

Throughout the history of the NFL, the league has been profiting from the hits. From the highlights to the video tapes to the DVDs, the hard hits have made the NFL what it is today. The hit is what seems to motivate players. We all know it motivates fans and, well, it puts money in the league’s pocket. We have seen Mean Joe Greene, Dick Butkus, Steve Atwater, Howie Long, Lawrence Taylor and other players bring punishment to the offense with “Kill shot” type hits. Now although some of us weren’t alive to see those players deliver the hits, we know they exist because the NFL of today always shows us those plays during advertisements.

Greg Williams and the New Orleans Saints have been accused of being somewhat of a menace for doing something that has been going on for years. The Bounty program that all of these media members are crying about is the same bounty program that was going on when the media was interviewing big hitters for the big hits, when the NFL was editing the big hit DVDs, when coaches were smacking their defensive players on the butt for knocking the helmet off the quarterback or making that running back fumble.

The bounty was simply to deliver hard hits, not to actually hurt the guys on the other side of the field. Take a look at the Saints defense from 09-11 and find some illegal bounty hits. You probably can’t.

The NFL and King Dictator Roger Goodell should really take their time before handing out their punishments. While it is understood that player safety is wanted and needed, that same player safety should also be considered when editing the big hit DVDs for the league to profit from. If you don’t want the big hits, then don’t encourage them.

The league is heading into a direction that it may not be able to recover from. The players are snitching on other players that are supposed to be their brothers. The media has turned into a bunch off messy men that instigate topics for website hits, and the league itself is just getting completely soft. No celebrating, no hard hits, just full of greed.

While it is obvious that this a bad situation, no player, coach or whoever should set out to hurt one of their peers on purpose. With that in mind, Roger Goodell should be sure that he knows the difference between hard hits, illegal hits and intent to injure. When a defensive player says “Deliver a kill shot” it’s a figure of speech, not necessarily a shot that will kill.

The NFL was built on the culture of hard hits. Hopefully the Commish will understand that and not let the media or some fake “We care about player safety” stance alter his decision.

Robert Griffin III Goes Pro

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III made it official, he will be heading to the NFL.

Griffin said “It was a tough decision, I love the people at this university, love my coach for giving me a chance to be a quarterback”. This is a smart move by RG3. He has a bowl win, the Heisman and has basically turned the Baylor football team into winners. Now it’s time to take it to the next level.

Robert Griffin III Goes Pro

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III made it official, he will be heading to the NFL.

Griffin said “It was a tough decision, I love the people at this university, love my coach for giving me a chance to be a quarterback”. This is a smart move by RG3. He has a bowl win, the Heisman and has basically turned the Baylor football team into winners. Now it’s time to take it to the next level.

NFL Week 13 Recap, Beast Of The Week And Childish Player (Coach) of The Week

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The recaps here are a little different. It’s basically the first thoughts that come to mind when we ( Inkstarzzsports.com) think of all the NFL games that were played during week 13. It’s a little different and a lot of fun and I know a lot of you were thinking the same way after these games.

Eagles 14 vs Seahawks 31

Marshawn Lynch was Bishop Don Jaun and the Eagles defense were his……well, anyway, the Seahawks ran completely over the Eagles and added another foot of dirt on the playoff grave of Philly.

49ers 26 vs Rams 0

The 49ers managed to clinch their horrible division by shutting out a horrible Rams team.

Packers 38 vs Giants 35

The Giants got so close only to get slapped back into reality. The smiles on the New York sideline when getting that game tying touchdown were awesome, but the looks on those same faces two plays later when A. Rodgers led the Packers to within field goal range were priceless.

Panthers 38 vs Bucs 19

Cam Newton continues to impress as the Bucs fans are depressed

Broncos 35 vs Vikings 32

The Tebow vs Harvin showdown was a beautiful thing but hey, Tebow do’s what Tebow does

Chiefs 10 vs Bears 3

The Chiefs somehow someway put a clinic on a hibernating Bears team.

Texans 17 vs Falcons 10

The Texans clipped the wings of the Falcons. Although the Houston team is beat up, they continue to find ways to win, while most including myself will say the Falcons beat themselves, it really doesn’t matter but the W is the only think that counts.

Saints 31 vs Lions 17

Drew Brees continues to carry the Saints and the Black & Gold always finds a way to shine on primetime. The Detroit Lions have to get some discipline. These guys should spend their off season in someone’s boot camp

Steelers 35 vs Bengals 7

This outcome was surprising, but it also gives you a glimpse of what the Steelers are capable of when hitting on all cylinders. The Bengals have to get their act together and beat one of these powerhouse teams if they want anyone to respect them while they’re making their playoff run.

Cowboys 13 vs Cardinals 19

This was a prime example of bad coaching…..I’ll save this one until the end.

Redskins 19 vs Jets 34

The Redskins always find these creative ways to lose and my oh my this week was no exception. While nothing can be taken away from the Jets, lets face it, they did play the Skins.

Titans 23 vs Bills 17

The Bill are who we thought they were. Maybe it’s the injuries, maybe not, but regardless they are still the Bills. The Titans look great, and they’re clicking together at the right time and CJ2K is starting to look like himself again.

Patriots 31 vs Colts 24

If I sit here and tell you I saw a highlight or anything from this game, then I would be completely lying and would deserve a finger cramp while typing this.

Ravens 24 vs Browns 10

The Ravens continue to dominate, and it was nice seeing Peyton Hllis back from the Madden cover break.

Dolphins 34 vs Raiders 14

The Dolphins have officially taken the Panthers’ place as the best worst team in the league. It’s amazing that a team this bad can be so good. Props to Reggie Bush for carrying this offense. Raiders….wow, just wow

Beast of the Week- would have to be Aaron Rodgers. That last drive against the Giants was everything that is perfect.

Childish Player of the Week -goes to the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett. Dude how do you ice your own kicker and hold a time out only to spike the ball? Poor clock management gets you the L and called childish by an unknown sports site…Boom

NFL Week 13 Recap, Beast Of The Week And Childish Player (Coach) of The Week

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The recaps here are a little different. It’s basically the first thoughts that come to mind when we ( Inkstarzzsports.com) think of all the NFL games that were played during week 13. It’s a little different and a lot of fun and I know a lot of you were thinking the same way after these games.

Eagles 14 vs Seahawks 31

Marshawn Lynch was Bishop Don Jaun and the Eagles defense were his……well, anyway, the Seahawks ran completely over the Eagles and added another foot of dirt on the playoff grave of Philly.

49ers 26 vs Rams 0

The 49ers managed to clinch their horrible division by shutting out a horrible Rams team.

Packers 38 vs Giants 35

The Giants got so close only to get slapped back into reality. The smiles on the New York sideline when getting that game tying touchdown were awesome, but the looks on those same faces two plays later when A. Rodgers led the Packers to within field goal range were priceless.

Panthers 38 vs Bucs 19

Cam Newton continues to impress as the Bucs fans are depressed

Broncos 35 vs Vikings 32

The Tebow vs Harvin showdown was a beautiful thing but hey, Tebow do’s what Tebow does

Chiefs 10 vs Bears 3

The Chiefs somehow someway put a clinic on a hibernating Bears team.

Texans 17 vs Falcons 10

The Texans clipped the wings of the Falcons. Although the Houston team is beat up, they continue to find ways to win, while most including myself will say the Falcons beat themselves, it really doesn’t matter but the W is the only think that counts.

Saints 31 vs Lions 17

Drew Brees continues to carry the Saints and the Black & Gold always finds a way to shine on primetime. The Detroit Lions have to get some discipline. These guys should spend their off season in someone’s boot camp

Steelers 35 vs Bengals 7

This outcome was surprising, but it also gives you a glimpse of what the Steelers are capable of when hitting on all cylinders. The Bengals have to get their act together and beat one of these powerhouse teams if they want anyone to respect them while they’re making their playoff run.

Cowboys 13 vs Cardinals 19

This was a prime example of bad coaching…..I’ll save this one until the end.

Redskins 19 vs Jets 34

The Redskins always find these creative ways to lose and my oh my this week was no exception. While nothing can be taken away from the Jets, lets face it, they did play the Skins.

Titans 23 vs Bills 17

The Bill are who we thought they were. Maybe it’s the injuries, maybe not, but regardless they are still the Bills. The Titans look great, and they’re clicking together at the right time and CJ2K is starting to look like himself again.

Patriots 31 vs Colts 24

If I sit here and tell you I saw a highlight or anything from this game, then I would be completely lying and would deserve a finger cramp while typing this.

Ravens 24 vs Browns 10

The Ravens continue to dominate, and it was nice seeing Peyton Hllis back from the Madden cover break.

Dolphins 34 vs Raiders 14

The Dolphins have officially taken the Panthers’ place as the best worst team in the league. It’s amazing that a team this bad can be so good. Props to Reggie Bush for carrying this offense. Raiders….wow, just wow

Beast of the Week- would have to be Aaron Rodgers. That last drive against the Giants was everything that is perfect.

Childish Player of the Week -goes to the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett. Dude how do you ice your own kicker and hold a time out only to spike the ball? Poor clock management gets you the L and called childish by an unknown sports site…Boom

Hit vs Hit (NFL vs NHL) Pt 1

Although I know who’s going to win this battle, I still want to do this segment. Hit vs Hit, NFL vs NHL. I’ll post two videos of some nice hits of the week from the NHL and the NFL and put them against each other.

Isa Abdul Quddus smashes Hakeem Nicks

Patrik Berglund catches Dmitry Kulikov

NFL Week 11 Recap

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Packers 35 vs Bucs 26: LeGarrette Blount played like a monster, but the Packers are the ghost busters. Aaron Rodgers To Jordy Nelson looked like Montana to Rice on Sunday.

Panthers 35 vs Lions 49: The Panthers remain to be the best bad team in the league and credit goes to the Lions for doing what they’re supposed to do. Matthew Stafford is slowly working his way up the quarterback chain.

Redskins 24 vs Cowboys 27: Dallas is now your number one team in the NFC East while the Skins are earning their way to be the worst team in the east.

Giants 10vs Eagles 17- Vince Young came in and did what no one expected him to do, he came in and got the win. If the Eagles defense can keep working like they did against NY they will have a chance to turn their season around.

Bears 31 vs Chargers 20 : The Bears D and Jay Cutler continue to lead this team to victories while Phillip Rivers and the Chargers continue to moon walk out of the playoff picture.

Dolphins 35 vs Bills 8: What in the world is going on in Buffalo? Better yet, what in the world is going on in Miami? The Dolphins hammered the Bills-who saw this one coming?

49ers 23 vs Cardinals 7: The 49ers keep rolling while the Cards keep trolling.

Raiders 27 vs Vikings 21: If the Carson Palmer-led Raiders can keep rolling like this they will be a problem for the other AFC teams in the playoffs.

Bengals 24 vs Ravens 31: The Ravens may have pulled off the win, but the Bengals silenced a lot of critics. This team can play with whoever.

Jaguars 10 vs Browns 14: I can’t find much of anything to say about these two teams. This game turned out to be what everybody assumed it would be….boring.

Seahawks 24 vs Rams 7: The Rams are injured the Seahawks took full advantage.

Falcons 23 vs Titans 17: A lot of mistakes by the Titans and the Falcons took full advantage. The Titans have to figure out a way to get a consistent running game.

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