Politics and the NFL

Sources at ESPN say that viewership of NFL games were down during the 2016 season due to Colin Kapernick’s protests during the National Anthem. Out of 9200 fans that were polled, 26% said that they stopped watching due to the national anthem protests. There were other reasons why but were smaller segments of those polled. By far, the protests or the fact that the games were becoming too political were the reasons why people stopped watching the game.
Personally, I’m a die-hard and loyal Chiefs fan, so I watched anyway. In fact, I even noticed that towards the middle and ending of the season, the cameras didn’t even show the players on the sidelines during the anthem because of the ongoing protests. This is one thing that I don’t get. Why can’t the NFL be like the MLB and just respect the flag and the country and stand for the National Anthem? These are American games… American pastimes. Why can’t everyone put thier differences aside just for the time of the game?

Why? It’s the Democrats they’re like dogs. Once they latch on to something, they just don’t want to let go. Enough is enough! The reason why the ratings dropped is because of the crap that Kaepernick started. I think that’s the major reason why no one wants to sign Kaepernick. That and they don’t want the public relations backlash as I’ve said in previous posts. They don’t want his baggage. His career in the NFL is over. Sorry Mr Pig Socks.

Dorsey & The Chiefs Part Ways

I know the Chiefs Kingdom isn’t happy about this. I for one am not phased about the decision made by Clark Hunt. I fully support the decision made by Mr. Hunt. Why? In this article, I will outline why.

The Cap

Dorsey did a real number with managing the cap. Lots of dead money. This money could have been used to retain Poe or even Maclin. While I’ve said in previous posts that the Chiefs will be fine without him, and I still believe so, the Chiefs could have retained him if they had the cap space. This terrible mismanagement of the cap will make things hard for the Chiefs this season and possibly next.

Player Contracts

Houston, Berry, Poe, Maclin. All up for contract renewal this season. The Chiefs managed to retain only Houston and Berry (the two most important in my opinion). There was a long lag in getting both Houston and Berry signed to new contracts,. Which was the responsibility of Dorsey. That was an unnecessary risk. The Chiefs ran the risk of losing two very important players.  Two players which in my opinion that they couldn’t afford to lose.

Andy Reid

Coach Reid will be fine without Dorsey. He turned the Chiefs into winners from being losers. The Chiefs will be fine, they will still make the playoffs as usual. I just don’t guarantee a Super Bowl appearance although.


The Chiefs will be OK without Dorsey. They will find someone to replace him and it will be business as normal.

Why the Pro Bowl won’t return to Hawaii

The reason is quite simple. The Democrats here pissed off the Trump supporting NFL team owners. It’s no secret that there are quite a few of the owners are conservative that has donated to conservative causes in the past. Therefore, it shouldn’t be any surprise that there are NFL team owners that are Trump supporters as well.

Why can’t Democrats Think…

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Never mind, rhetorical question. Democrats just don’t think ahead. Millions of tax revenue down the drain because all they want to do is fight President Trump. That money could be put to good use in the state. Going to stop before I start ranting.

Bigger stadiums

Florida has bigger stadiums than Hawaii does. In the example above I have a picture of Tampa Bay (right) beside a picture of Aloha Stadium (left). You can clearly see the size difference. So, why would the NFL even bother to bring the Pro Bowl back? Bigger stadiums = more money. In fact, even if the NFL was to look at Hawaii, again Hawaii is looking at building a newer smaller stadium to replace the current stadium which makes no sense, so I just don’t see the NFL coming back even more so.

Less expensive

Yeah, it is less expensive to have the Pro Bowl on the Continental United States than have to fly all of the players, camera crews, coaching staff, etc. to Hawaii. Especially when the headquarters and the NFL studios are all probably situated in New York. Less money spent on overhead means more money in their pockets. That’s business 101. Highly doubtful Hawaii will ever see the Pro Bowl ever again. Lower overhead+Higher profits= Great Equation for the NFL.

In conclusion

I just don’t see the NFL ever coming back to Hawaii. Thank you Democrats. This is just another thing that you’ve managed to screw up for the state. Please step down before you screw up anything else more important for the state. You’ve done enough damage.

Alex Smith Holding Back The Chiefs?

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Ever since that made headlines yesterday, it’s left a real salty taste in my mouth. While yes Alex contributed to the loss of the Chiefs, it wasn’t the only reason why. Let’s look at this a little closer, shall we?

The Difference Maker

Alex admitted that throwing that interception was the difference maker. I couldn’t agree more. While this interception did was a big part of the loss, I feel that it wasn’t the only reason why. It does take more than one play to lose a game.

Play Calling

Head Coach Andy Reid admitted that he was the one that called the disastrous play which caused the turnover. Alex couldn’t call an audible to get out of the situation, and it ended badly. I have no Idea what Reid was thinking when he called this play, but I agree it was bad. This is another thing that cost the Chiefs the game.

The Offense

Where do I start? I’ve seen other Chiefs games, and it’s always the same: the offense doesn’t perform as well as the defense. Why? Part of the reason is Alex Smith (I like Alex, and it kills me to say this), he’s mediocre at best as a quarterback. Jamaal Charles is still out (which adds to the problem), and the rest of the offensive line isn’t much better. In my opinion, we need to do a weed, seed, and develop on the offensive line.

The Defense

I don’t feel that the defense is apart of the problem. The Chiefs defense is Super Bowl Quality, hands down. The defensive line just has to keep up the good work.

Injuries

Dee Ford, Charcandrick West, Marcus Peters, Justin Houstin, Jeremy Maclin, Derrick Johnson, Marcus Peters, Dontari Poe, and Tamba Hali. These are just some of the injuries that the Chiefs had for the week 11 game. Another contributing factor in the loss of the week 11 game.

Conclusion

In conclusion, it just wasn’t one thing or person that caused the loss of the week 11 game. It wasn’t just Alex Smith.

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My 2016 AFC West Predictions

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OK, Since free agency is done, and rookies usually don’t make that much of an impact when coming straight from the NFL Draft, I’ve decided to post my predictions for the AFC West in 2016.  Since Peyton Manning retired, and the Broncos lost Brock Osweiler, this year the Lamar Hunt Trophee is going to the Kansas City Chiefs.  The Broncos didn’t even try for Kaepernick or RG3, and instead went for Mark Sanchez (which is a very befuddling move), I just don’t see a winning season this year for the Broncos.

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Seriously?

Yes, a very strange move indeed by one of the most successful teams in the AFC West.  To put things bluntly, Sanchez sucks and doesn’t have much field time, and I don’t think that any amount of field time will help him any.  Now the Raiders, while they have gotten better, I just don’t think that they’ve gotten good enough to take on the Chiefs defense and come out winning.  The Chargers?  Never a question, they suck.  So, without any further ado, I shall post my predictions below.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
2. Oakland Raiders (8-8)
3. San Diego Chargers (6-10)
4. Denver Broncos (4-12)

OK, before you complain… These are my thoughts, and quite frankly, I really don’t care what you think your team is capable of.  Post it in your own blog.  Thanks for reading! 🙂

Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 is this weekend, so I’ve decided to make my predictions for the game.  Even though I’m a Kansas City Chiefs fan, I’ll be rooting for the Broncos.  I can’t stand the Panthers and Newton.  Cam Newton reminds me of Tom Brady (another quarterback that I love to hate).  With that said, on to my predictions.

As much as I want them to win, I just have to face facts.  Peyton Manning isn’t what he used to be.  He can’t throw the long passes like he used to, and Brock Osweiler isn’t a good replacement yet.  On top of that, if you look at the roster, you can see that the rest of the team is aging.  It looks like it’s going to be an uphill battle for them.

Luckily, their defense is strong so, they should be able to keep the Panthers’ score down and get the ball to their offense.  But, I do think that the defense will be very tired by the time that the second half comes round.  Work the defense too much and they’ll get tired, make costly mistakes and allow more scoring.  I’d say by the second half the Broncos defense will be marginal at best.  So, if the Broncos want a good shot at winning, they need to score as many points as they can during the first half of the game.

The Carolina Panthers while a good team this season have a few things working against them.  Since they haven’t lost a game in the regular season, and made it through the playoffs to the Super Bowl, they’re very overdue for a loss.  No one’s perfect, and everyone has to lose sometime.  It’s the law of averages.

Another thing that they have working against them would probably be over confidence, and under estimating their seasoned opponents.  If they do, it’s not like it hasn’t happened to anyone else.  Look at the New England Patriots.  In 2007, they went undefeated, and was boasting about it all across mass media.  Then they got to Super Bowl 42 and lost to the New York Giants 17 – 14.  While a close game, I feel that the margin would’ve been bigger if the Patriots didn’t underestimate their opponent.

Aging rosters…  Seems like a lot of the teams in the NFL is suffering from this.  The Panthers’ roster is aging as well.  As Toby Keith sang, “I ain’t as good as I once was…”  This will make things harder for the team as well.  Over all, I feel that the Panthers do have a better team, although.  But the score will be close.

My prediction for Super Bowl 50: Panthers win by 3.

PSA: Leggings are NOT Pants Part 2

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Cam Newton, QB for the Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton, the starting Quarter Back for the Carolina Panthers arrived earlier today (1/31/2016) in San Francisco, California wearing these pants.  The post on Instagram says that it’s “Jeans”, but I highly doubt that. It looks like leggings to me.  To make things worse, they’re UGLY too.  The fashion police should arrest him.

Apparently, these “Jeans” were made by Versace.  He even had the matching shoes.  Since, to me those “Jeans” look like leggings, I’ve decided to make a secondary Public Service Announcement advising everyone again that leggings are so NOT pants.

Thank you for your time.

 

-Ryu

P.S.: LMAO, sorry, had to do a post.

2016 Pro Bowl

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The 2016 Pro Bowl…  One of my favorite games of the year when it’s here in Hawaii, anyway.  This year, the chiefs have 6 Chiefs elected in, but only 5 are going.  Justin Houston, isn’t going due to injury (get well soon, Justin!).  Not all of the chiefs going have their jersey in the picture above, I have the full list below of all the chiefs going.


 

  • SS Eric Berry
  • OLB Tamba Hali
  • OLB Justin Houston (replaced by Sean Lee)
  • MLB Derrick Johnson (replaces Luke Kuechly)
  • TE Travis Kelce
  • CB Marcus Peters
  • Andy Reid & Coaching Staff (Drafted to team Rice)
  • Cheerleader Hayley
  • KC Wolf (I saw him on TV at the draft)

 

So that no one feels like they’re being left out, I’ll list the others Players going to the Pro Bowl as well:

ATLANTA FALCONS:

  • FB Patrick DiMarco (replaces Mike Tolbert)
  • RB Devonta Freeman
  • WR Julio Jones
  • CB Desmond Trufont (replaces Josh Norman)

ARIZONA CARDINALS:

  • ST Justin Bethel
  • DL Calais Campbell
  • WR Larry Fitzgerald (replaced by T.Y. Hilton)
  • G Mike Iupati (replaced by Richie Incognito)
  • FS Tyrann Mathieu (replaced by Malcolm Jenkins)
  • QB Carson Palmer (replaced by Teddy Bridgewater)
  • CB Patrick Peterson (replaced by Adam Jones)

BALTIMORE RAVENS:

  • OLB Elvis Dumervil
  • P Sam Koch
  • G Marshal Yanda

BUFFALO BILLS:

  • G Richie Incognito (replaces Mike Iupati)
  • RB LeSean McCoy (replaced by Chris Ivory)
  • QB Tyrod Taylor (replaces Cam Newton)
  • C Eric Wood (replaces Ryan Kalil)

CAROLINA PANTHERS:

  • OLB Thomas Davis (replaced by Elvis Dumervil)
  • C Ryan Kalil (replaced by Eric Wood)
  • MLB Luke Kuechly (replaced by Derrick Johnson)
  • QB Cam Newton (replaced by Tyrod Taylor)
  • CB Josh Norman (replaced by Desmond Trufont)
  • TE Greg Olsen (replaced by Delanie Walker)
  • DL Kawann Short (replaced by Jurrell Casey)
  • RB Jonathan Stewart (replaced by Latavius Murray)
  • FB Mike Tolbert (replaced by Patrick DiMarco)
  • G Trai Turner (replaced by Logan Mankins)

CINCINNATI BENGALS:

  • DT Geno Atkins
  • TE Tyler Eifert
  • WR A.J. Green
  • CB Adam Jones (replaces Patrick Peterson)
  • FS Reggie Nelson (replaced by Reshad Jones)
  • ST Cedric Peerman (replaces Matthew Slater)
  • OT Andrew Whitworth
  • DE Carlos Dunlap (replaces Muhammad Wilkerson)

CLEVELAND BROWNS:

  • TE Gary Barnidge (replaces Rob Gronkowski)
  • C Alex Mack
  • OT Joe Thomas

DALLAS COWBOYS:

  • PK Dan Bailey
  • C Travis Frederick
  • OLB Sean Lee (replaces Justin Houston)
  • G Zack Martin
  • OT Tyron Smith

DENVER BRONCOS:

  • CB Chris Harris (replaced by Vontae Davis)
  • OLB Von Miller (replaced by Julius Peppers)
  • CB Aqib Talib (replaced by Brent Grimes)
  • OLB DeMarcus Ware (replaced by Lavonte David)

DETROIT LIONS:

  • DE Ezekiel Ansah
  • WR Calvin Johnson (replaced by Allen Robinson)

GREEN BAY PACKERS:

  • MLB Clay Matthews
  • OLB Julius Peppers (replaces Von Miller)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers (replaced by Derek Carr)
  • G Josh Sitton

HOUSTON TEXANS:

  • WR DeAndre Hopkins
  • DE J.J. Watt

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS:

  • SS Mike Adams (replaces Kam Chancellor)
  • CB Vontae Davis (replaces Chris Harris)
  • WR T.Y. Hilton (replaces Larry Fitzgerald)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS:

  • WR Allen Robinson (replaces Calvin Johnson)

LOS ANGELES RAMS:

  • DL Aaron Donald
  • RB Todd Gurley
  • P Johnny Hekker

MIAMI DOLPHINS:

  • CB Brent Grimes (replaces Aqib Talib)
  • C Mike Pouncey
  • S Reshad Jones (replaces Reggie Nelson)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS:

  • LB Anthony Barr (replaces Jamie Collins)
  • QB Teddy Bridgewater (replaces Carson Palmer)
  • RB Adrian Peterson
  • FS Harrison Smith (replaces Earl Thomas)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS:

  • QB Tom Brady (replaced by Jameis Winston)
  • CB Malcolm Butler
  • OLB Jamie Collins (replaced by Anthony Barr)
  • PK Stephen Gostkowski
  • TE Rob Gronkowski (replaced by Gary Barnidge)
  • DE Chandler Jones
  • ST Matthew Slater (replaced by Cedric Peerman)

NEW YORK GIANTS:

  • WR Odell Beckham
  • QB Eli Manning (replaces Ben Roethlisberger)

NEW YORK JETS:

  • RB Chris Ivory (replaces LeSean McCoy)
  • WR Brandon Marshall (replaced by Amari Cooper)
  • CB Darrelle Revis
  • DE Muhammad Wilkerson (replaced by Carlos Dunlap)

OAKLAND RAIDERS:

  • QB Derek Carr (replaces Aaron Rodgers)
  • WR Amari Cooper (replaces Brandon Marshall)
  • DE Khalil Mack
  • RB Latavius Murray (replaces Jonathan Stewart)
  • FB Marcel Reece
  • SS Charles Woodson

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES:

  • DL Fletcher Cox
  • OT Jason Peters
  • RS Darren Sproles
  • S Malcolm Jenkins (replaces Tyrann Mathieu)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS:

  • WR Antonio Brown
  • G David DeCastro
  • QB Ben Roethlisberger (replaced by Eli Manning)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS:

  • LB NaVorro Bowman
  • OT Joe Staley

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS:

  • DE Michael Bennett
  • SS Kam Chancellor
  • RS Tyler Lockett
  • CB Richard Sherman
  • FS Earl Thomas (replaced by Harrison Smith)
  • MLB Bobby Wagner
  • QB Russell Wilson

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS:

  • OLB Lavonte David (replaces DeMarcus Ware)
  • G Logan Mankins (replaces Trai Turner)
  • RB Doug Martin
  • DL Gerald McCoy
  • QB Jameis Winston (replaces Tom Brady)

TENNESSEE TITANS:

  • DL Jurrell Casey (replaces Kawann Short)
  • TE Delanie Walker (replaces Greg Olsen)

WASHINGTON REDSKINS:

  • OT Trent Williams

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The Brady Bunch, The Early Risers, & Co.

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The New England Patriots (or the Brady Bunch as I like to call them) is one team that I just love to hate.  But I don’t feel bad. I don’t think that I’m alone in my feelings about this team.  Deflate gate, secretly filming the opposing team during practice…  What really gets to me is that they’ve never been really punished for anything that they’ve done wrong.

And then there’s the fans of the Brady Bunch.  They’re one of the biggest bands of sore losers, cry babies, fair weathered, and most of their fans are band wagon fans to top it all off.  Personally, I’m so tired about hearing about the patties fans crying that I’ve stopped reading articles about that team period. Then they smack talk everyone else’s team.  Then when they lose, they’re no where to be found.  Not even acknowledging the hard work put in by their team.  C’mon, guys you lost, suck it up. Sheesh.

Now, I’m going to talk about the other team in the NFL that I just love to hate.  The Seattle Seahawks (or the Early Risers).  This team is full of players whom are cocky, and most are overrated because they couldn’t beat the Panthers.  To top it all off, they aren’t even original.  The 12th man phrase that they coined wasn’t even theirs.  A college used it before them.  Yeah, yeah, I know they had injuries.  Suck it up.  They lost cause the sucked on field.

Their fans are as bad as bad as the fans of the Brady Bunch.  They do the very same thing.  They smack talk everyone else’s team, and when they lose, they’re no where to be found.  No words of encouragement, nothing.  They’re cocky too, just like the fans of the Brady Bunch.

When my team loses a game I acknowledge that they sucked on field that game, but I also voice on my posts on social media that I am proud of them, and know that they did their best.  Win, lose, or tie I’m a chiefs fan till I die.  Most of the Chiefs fan base feels the same way, and most of us don’t go trolling either.

Yay Superbowl 50!

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NFL Super Bowl 50

So it’s the Broncos and the Panthers at Super Bowl 50.  I say it’ll be the Broncos by 3 points.  The Panthers present a might obstacle, but Peyton Manning does have more overall experience even though he doesn’t perform like he used to .  The biggest problem with the Panthers right now which may be a costly one at that is that they’re not just confident, they’re cocky.  I remember the last team that went undefeated during the regular season and the playoffs, and extremely cocky about it too.  It was the New England Patriots.  They underestimated the opposition.  The Panthers are likely to do the same, it’s human nature.

Personally, I’d like to see the Broncos win because I feel that Peyton Manning deserves another ring before he retires. 🙂  Of course, I know I could be wrong about all of this, and the Panthers could take home the Lombardi Trophy.  But, I’m fairly confident about my prediction.  If the Broncos can take on the Brady Bunch and win, they can do the same thing with the Panthers.  Brady and Bilicheat couldn’t figure out Manning and the Boncos, and I highly doubt that the Cam Newton and the Panthers will be able to.

Since we’re on the subject of predictions, I think I’ll predict the LA Rams and the LA Chragers 2016 season as well.  I say that the Rams won’t do any better than they did in St. Louis, and that financially, they won’t do any better either.  When it comes to money, it all relys on the success of the team and the loyalty of its fans.  Seeing that this is the second move that the Rams has made, and the second time that the Ram’s owner turn his back on his loyal fans, things may even be worse.  As for the Chargers, I predict that they won’t do any better either next season.  The chargers turned thier backs on thier fans as well.

I feel that the Chargers could’ve found a way to stay in San Diego if they worked hard enough at it.  The only move that I could’ve understood is the Raiders.  They’re in bad need of a new stadium.  What took place in that owners meeting was just bad, just because they don’t like one of the other owners, they shouldn’t punish the team or the fans that go to see the team play.  While old, the stadiums that the Chargers and the Rams were in were just fine.  While I don’t like the current owner of the Raiders and feel that he should sell the team who does know what they’re doing, I do know that the team needs a new stadium.

Of course, the true and die hard fans would follow thier team and still be fans no matter where they’re headquartered (I would follow the KC Chiefs no matter where they moved to), but they should keep ALL the fans in mind, even the fair weathered ones.  Here in America, we all love football. 🙂