On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes and generally regressing to the mean. Catch up on all the NFL action right here.
The King's Speech
This season, with the widespread distribution of RedZone and the behind-the-curtain nature of the year's great controversies (Bountygate and replacement refs), the NFL has made me feel like a bit of a voyeur. Experiencing this league in some kind of hyperactive way, zooming through story lines, injuries, wins, losses, tweets, radio bits, GIFs, and, yes, games, I feel like I'm watching lots of things I shouldn't, or at least lots of things I don't need to see. It's a testament to the NFL's unmatched production values that I (a) can follow it all, and (b) haven't gone insane.
Maybe that's why the footage of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano giving his team a postgame speech after their victory over the Dolphins felt like it brought another manic Sunday to a halt.
There are many people who feel as if the much-publicized quarterback situation in New York has been exacerbated by the much-publicized lack of offensive talent in New York. In fact, we can now count the Jets’ best player among them. Asked yesterday whether the Jets had put enough around Mark Sanchez for him to even have a chance to develop into a top-tier quarterback, Revis was less than enthusiastic.
“I don't know," Revis told Newsday while reportedly shaking his head. "I don't know."
The markets have been wild these days. The Dow has snapped violently back and forth. The share prices of first European banks, then U.S. banks, then just about everything else lurched around — so much for traders' summer vacations. CNBC's programming has at times resembled ESPN's, with talking heads crowding the screen. Replace the words "Ochocinco’s catches this season" with "the price of gold" and the analysis and speculation sounded pretty much exactly the same.
So it's really no surprise that in an environment in which it's getting harder to distinguish between stocks and sports, New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese is starting to sound like an embattled hedge fund manager.