EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Back in the good ole Bronx. Buffalo was nice but I do love – or should I say – enjoy the madness of this city? And nothing says “madness” quite like your New York Jets.
NFL QB Carousel: The first thing I can’t shake is this NFL QB merry go round. It appears that when Brock Osweiler took Houston’s money over another possible ring with Denver, the dominoes began to fall. Now the Broncos need a new QB and though they acquired Mark Sanchez, he is not the first guy you think of when trying to defend your championship.
The Broncos’ first choice to get them back to the big game appears to be Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Jets. Fitzy and his agents are playing hardball with the Jets, the team that signed him off of the scrap heap a year ago.
Should Mr. Harvard leave the Jets, one direction could be to take a look at Colin Kaepernick who seems hell bent to get out of San Francisco now that the devil himself, Chip Kelly, is in town. A key part in determining what happens with Kaepernick is what develops with Robert Griffin III, the former 2nd overall pick who is also a free agent and looking for a home. RGIII could end up with the Jets, 49ers or Broncos. The last piece is another former number 1 pick Johnny Manziel. Cleveland has cut ties with Johnny Football, and even Dallas claims to not have any interest. Sheer chaos triggered by a group of mediocre QBs.
NFL Off-Season: Football obsessed people now watch the NFL scouting combine in an effort to look smart and be the football guru at their watering holes. It is all too much. There is no need to watch a guy run, do squats and take some practice throws. I blame the 24 hour sports media that requires something to be on. I blame all the guys that want to be some new age Howard Cosell so they get on Twitter and facebook trying to sound super knowledgeable. There are no medals in this boys, try getting a life!
March Madness: In response to your question FSA, I had Yale. After the huge Princeton win over a decade ago, I never doubt the Ivy league team. My bracket is busted because I had Michigan State going all the way, but then they sank like the lead in the water in Flint. I don’t know why March Madness is so fun but it is. It is worth all the man hours lost because it is great for office morale. And hey, even the Prez is in on the madness! Mr. Obama correctly predicted his Hawaii team would upset Cal! Take that Birthers!
That’s it for now, come back tomorrow for Cheesy Bruin.