“Now, Baltimore Ravens: It’s 2008. gonna sell you a quarterback for $120 million, more money than any qb in NFL history! You’re going to go to the playoffs every single year for his first 5 years in the league…and win at least one game each time. You’re going to win the division twice; you’re going to sweep your 8 home games and the AFC North for the first time ever during one of those seasons; you’re going to finally beat the colts in the playoffs; you’re going to finally beat peyton manning in the playoffs; you’re going to finally beat tom brady in the playoffs; you’re going to go to 3 AFC Championships in those 5 years (and he’ll play well enough to win two of them); he’ll lead game-winning drives IN PITTSBURGH at Heinz Field two seasons in a row; he’ll lead you to your best start in franchise history of 9-2 while the defense falls apart b/c of injuries; he’ll be a super bowl MVP while throwing 11 TDs & 0 INTs in that playoff run; he’ll be arguably the best deep-ball thrower in the league… … .but occasionally he’ll be inconsistent with his completion percentage. Do you want him or not?”
“I don’t know, how does his bum look in football pants, and does that $120 mil include gift wrapping and delivery?”
“Hell YES, please and thank you!”
In all seriousness, the above points are ones I have been making for a few seasons now when people - Ravens fans and otherwise - have criticized Bmore’s QB.
Is he elite? A) I’m over this dumb debate. Who. Freakin. Cares. B) Depends on who you ask but C) if a Super Bowl MVP who is the highest-paid player in NFL history and the first to reach the playoffs in each of his first five seasons is not elite, then we seriously, seriously need to retire this conversation because it is irrelevant.
Haters still gon’ hate but I don’t really care if he’s “elite” as long as he keeps winning for us.
I have a dear friend who said he’d rather have his team exit the playoffs in the first round than be in the Super Bowl with Joe Flacco as his team’s QB.
Glad that worked out for ya and we both got what we wanted. By the way, doesn’t my Super Bowl Champions sweatshirt look cute? Goes really well with the “Joe the Quarterback” tee I’ve been rocking since ‘09.
Calm down, everyone. Les Miles isn’t going anywhere. That Twitter rumor that he was set to resign following an affair with a student is just a Twitter rumor. That someone found on an Alabama message board. Trolls to the left, please.
If Manti Te’o hadn’t shut down his Twitter account, he would be saying: “See??? It’s harder than you think to figure out what’s real on here!”
I mean, come on. Les Miles really doesn’t need any help generating bizarre, entertaining headlines. Relax and let the man do whatever weird thing he’s going to do next.
The Ravens ran the same defense, and after seeing what they did in the Super Bowl, it’s good to know that we’re running something like that.
USC nose tackle Antwuan Woods on the Trojans’ new defensive scheme for 2013
As a fan of both the Ravens and USC, this makes me a little nervous. Sure, we won the Super Bowl, but the defense overall this season (and the last few years, really) hasn’t quite lived up to its dominant reputation the way I’d like.
Ok, seriously. Does no one at Deadspin look at Pinterest? In the midst of all the serious investigative work they’re doing over there, none of their writers has ever stumbled across a fitspiration blog? None of them are even Facebook friends with any Zumba instructors (heyyyyy) or sorority girls gearing up for bikini season?
This quote is all over the damn place (the damn place being the internet, obvs), usually with photos of sweaty, toned, tanned chicks in short shorts and sports bras. Perhaps the strength coaches thought that would’ve been more distracting than motivating, and maybe it is a weird message to use in a college football weight room but that is exactly the type of thing that speaks to the young female workout crowd.
I’ll just go out on a limb and assume whoever coined that headline also hasn’t heard about the trend of wearing all black to work out because you’re going to a funeral for your fat.
UPDATED: Just Googled “Sweat is your fat crying.” It might be ‘weird’ but it’s popular. There are even shirts with the slogan on it. This may be one of the few times that Deadspin is way behind on something
Been saying this for years. Now that the NCAA fired its own Director of Enforcement for screwing things up, maybe we’ll get meaningful change (LOL). And for the record, Julie Roe Lach was only director for a few years. Girlfriend might be the scapegoat, but it’s hard to believe she’s the only problem.
Currently have the O’s - Yankees spring training game on in the background. Good background music but a little distracting. Hard to focus on writing football stuff when it doesn’t feel like football outside!