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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Dean's List: Amusing Musings for October 16, 2004

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posted on Oct, 16 2004 @ 03:56 PM
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Not since Jeff Feagles punted for the Eagles way back in the early 90's has a name made so much sense. Now, more than a decade later, Rams fullback Joey Goodspeed is showing good speed in his first year as the lead blocker in the St. Louis ground attack...
 

Fellow fullback and receiving specialist Patrick Pass, on the other hand, isn't quite justifying his name with his play in New England. But Pass isn't the only NFL player with a curiously contradictory name. Leonard Little is 6'3", 261-pound monster on the St. Louis defensive line. In Carolina, kick returner Rod Smart aka "He Hate Me" has trouble expressing himself. Fellow Panther Brandon Short is 6'3" linebacker. In Atlanta, Peerless Price has been downright average with just fifteen catches for the Falcons. And tight end Doug Jolley can't be too happy about catching only nine balls for no scores in Oakland...

If football is a religion in New York, then Kurt Warner is its Lord and Savior. Mere months after the Passion culminated in St. Louis, the passion is back in the Big Apple. Indeed, Warner's resurrection is sending shockwaves throughout the NFL. In leading the G-Men to an improbable 4-1 start, the quarterback has healed a Toomer, steadied the cuts of a fumbling Barber and cured the "Cough" in the coaching staff. Just ask Amani Toomer himself, whose recent vow of faith speaks to the heavenly heroism of Warner. "He's putting the ball into impossible places where only we can catch it," preached the wide-out. "He has lifted the confidence of the entire offense." Denied, betrayed and passioned in St. Louis, Warner's Giant rebirth is as true as its prophecy...

For the love of initials, what in the Sam Hill in going on in the NFL? In Baltimore, rookie running back BJ Sams is leading the NFL in punt returns with a 14.8 average and two touchdowns for the 3-2 Ravens. And in New England, rookie wide-out PK Sam has yet to catch a pass for the 4-0 Patriots...

A man named Johnson is leading the National Football League in receptions. No, no, not Kevin, Bryant, Keyshawn, Andre, or even Chad. His name is Eric. For those of you who don't know him, Eric Johnson is a tight end. A really, really wide receiver, if you will. He was drafted by San Francisco in 2001 out of Yale. Yeah, he's an Ivy League boy. An Ivy League boy who's caught a whopping 41 passes for a mediocre 49er offense just five weeks into the season...

When I say "Go Fish," do you think of a children's card game or a Miami Dolphins cheer?

By George, Cowboy Eddie is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry for 2-2 Dallas. Not so good, huh? On the contrary! This is George's highest rushing average since 2000, when he gained 3.7 yards per carry for the Tennessee Titans. And if you ask me, I'd say that Eddie is having an awfully solid year by his standards. Because he's always been a terribly good back...




posted on Oct, 16 2004 @ 04:05 PM
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oneof my all time favorite sports names is "bart crashly" an old hockey player for i believe detroit



posted on Oct, 16 2004 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by deanchristopher
A man named Johnson is leading the National Football League in receptions. No, no, not Kevin, Bryant, Keyshawn, Andre, or even Chad. His name is Eric. For those of you who don't know him, Eric Johnson is a tight end. A really, really wide receiver, if you will. He was drafted by San Francisco in 2001 out of Yale. Yeah, he's an Ivy League boy. An Ivy League boy who's caught a whopping 41 passes for a mediocre 49er offense just five weeks into the season...


An Ivy leager? In the NFL?
And he's leading the league in receptions?


Actually, I remember hearing that a couple of years back for some reason, but, forgot it until now.



When I say "Go Fish," do you think of a children's card game or a Miami Dolphins cheer?





posted on Oct, 16 2004 @ 08:47 PM
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Other NFL Ivy Leaguers include Giants fullback Jim Finn, who was a fraternity brother of mine at Penn. As was Braves utility infielder Mark DeRosa. Go figure. They're playing, and I'm writing about it.

Vikings Pro Bowl center Matt Birk went to Harvard.

Jay Fiedler attended Dartmouth.

Recently signed Bucs back-up Jason Garrett went to Princeton.

There are a few others out there, but certainly not more than a handful.


Ben

posted on Oct, 17 2004 @ 10:12 AM
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Its impressive waht eric is donig, he is a sign up of life for the 49ers organization, i had him in fantasy team but i didnt think he was going to do much so i let him go, damn i regret that decision.



posted on Oct, 18 2004 @ 09:20 AM
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With eddie, its not how much he is getting per carry, its what he adds to this team on and off teh field.




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