Just barely over a month removed from having surgery, to repair a torn LCL and a regraft of his ACL, quarterback of the Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III is well on his way to recovery according to Redskins officials and his surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
"We have him well on his way," Andrews told the NFL Network. "His recovery is way ahead of schedule so far. We don't have to do much but try to hold him back, if you want to know the truth. Our whole mode for him though is to do what is best for his career, not necessarily what is best for the first game next season. So all of that has to be put on hold and let him get well."
It’s very early to be hearing these types of comments, but apparently RG3 is a freak of nature much like Adrian Peterson, who had similar surgery on his knee last year and returned to play all 16 games this season while rushing for over 2,100 yards.
Jerry Buss, the outstanding owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, died at the age of 80 on Monday. Buss died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the cause of death was Kidney failure. Buss had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai for the past 18 months while undergoing cancer treatment.
NBA Commissioner David Stern said that “the NBA has lost a visionary owner whose influence on our league is incalculable and will be felt for decades to come. More importantly, we have lost a dear and valued friend."
Sunday’s Super Bowl will be the first time ever the two opposing team’s head coaches will be brothers. And it’s fitting because both teams are so similar that they could be “brothers”, as in two identical or very similar styled teams.
The Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49er’s are two very physical, hard hitting, run the ball down your throat, smashmouth football teams. Both teams are known for having great defenses. The Ravens have historically been led by great defenses, this year’s defense isn’t as stout as usual, ranking 17th in total yards per game this season, but they still get the job done and will knock your head off if you come across that middle. The Niners defense ranked 3rd in the league this season in total yards per game. The Niners ranked 4th in the NFL in rushing yards given up per game while the Ravens ranked an unusual 20th.
So as you can see by the stats that the Niners D doesn’t play around out there on the field and they cherish the opportunity to lay the lumber on opposing players.
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us...the NFL playoffs! This year promises to be exciting as usual. Both conferences look like they’re wide open with multiple legit contenders. Regardless of whoever makes it to the Super Bowl we know the media can come up with material for two weeks of dead time in between the Conference Championship games and the Super Bowl.
But there are a few dream matchups that wouldn't need much material for the media to come up with to hype the game. The matchups would organically provide all the storylines anyone could want. Let’s take a look at five of those dream Super Bowl matchups.
1. Indianapolis Colts vs Washington Redskins.
It’s time for Carmelo Anthony to define his lasting legacy. We all know and have known for a decade that he is a great scorer and a good individual player. But now he has to decide if that’s good enough for him, or does he want to be known as an all-time great player. If he wants the latter then he must understand that the only way to do that is to win and be known as a winner.
To be known as a winner he must win a championship, or at least take his team deep into the playoffs or to the Finals. Melo is in his tenth year now and he has only made it out of the first round of the playoffs once, and it can be argued that Chauncey Billups was the one who led that Denver Nuggets team. Melo also has the worst playoff record in twenty years.