NFL Drug Problems

Baseball and Football are currently sharing the honors of being the two professional sports with more drug-related problems in America.


The MLB just had its dose of the “Mitchell Report”, and now is the turn for the San Diego Union tribune to come up with a similar report, but this time showing the names of NFL football players that have had drug issues on the past.


The list includes names 185 names dating to 1962 and 85 since 1993. And among those names are listed 52 former pro-bowlers and four hall of famers.


The sports players report relies on media reports, public records, interviews and different archives, and it involves only drugs that are now classified as “performance-enhancing or steroids and related substances” not alcohol, marijuana or cocaine.


One of the most sounded cases is the one from OT Korey Stringer, whom died of a heatstroke in 2001 while practicing at Vikings training camp. His death is related to a drug called ephedra.


The World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA is struggling with the NFL so they add more names to their list of only 10 banned stimulants, while at the WADA’s list there are 50 listed.


Until now, the war against drugs at the NFL is a passive one, as a proof, we have the cases of Shawne Merriman of the Chargers and Rodney Harrison of the Patriots, who were suspended for steroids but were allowed to be voted for the Pro-Bowl.


Gary Wadler, who serves as Chair of the organization’s prohibited list and methods committee, said that the NFL is probably scared that if a deeper investigation takes place, Football superstars might suffer suspensions ranging from 2 to 4 years.


If there is a moment to take this drug-issue at the NFL seriously is now. A time when finally a group of reporters decided to follow the steps of US Senator George E. Mitchell and brought to light a problem that can be correct with proper testing… not by the NFL but by the WADA.

NFL football and Arena football


 Most people will say -and I agree with them- that NFL football is 10 times tougher than Arena football, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the latest is not a sport to consider.


When we are in NFL off season, some fans would rather go to a tropical country for vacations or they will head to the golf course to improve their technique, but there is a larger group of those NFL football fans that will rather go and watch a good Arena football game.


I guess the point of Arena football players is to be watched for as much people as possible in order to wait for an NFL football contract, such as the case of Kurt Warner, who went from leading the Iowa Barnstormers to two Arena bowls, to then being hired as the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, who he led to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV and being named the Super Bowl MVP.


Arena football is faster than regular NFL football, and when you see a guy that rushed all through the playing field, you might as well watch that same player rushing into the defensive area of any NFL football team and score an NFL touchdown easily.


But there is one sure thing, in order for Arena football players to get good NFL football contracts, the Arena football commissioners would need to do something to improve the league’s sponsorship in order to bring more attention to the game.

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Favre and Taylor, team legacies are over


Wow! This coming NFL football season will have two important changes in what team legacy concerns, as Brett Favre might join a different franchise, and Jason Taylor is now with the Redskins.


Favre spent his entire career with the Packers, and nobody expected him to go and play anywhere else; in fact everyone considered this a good time for him to say goodbye to NFL, but the soap opera he’s been having with Green Bay every end of season is coming to an edge.


On the other hand, Jason Taylor spent all of his career with the Dolphins, but even though Miami had some good picks at the past NFL football draft, Taylor probably felt that the team is still in the development stage, and he wants to earn a championship ring soon, that is why he decided to part ways with the Dolphins and come to play for Washington, a team that is truly a contender this year now that they have Taylor in their roster.


So with things like that, there will be a power struggle at the NFC East between the Cowboys and the Redskins, but I personally prefer Washington this time…

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Favre, Green Bay Packers and REALLY too much drama…




Favre, the Green Bay Packers and REALLY too much drama…


I was talking to a few friends this past week about the soap opera in NFL football about Brett Favre and the Packers, whom are still discussing the posibility of Favre returning as starting quarterback for Green Bay.


We even got some lines on what the outcome of the whole story will be: one saying that Favre will return to NFL football and play starter quarterback for the Pack, another one saying that Favre will return and serve as back up quarterback for Aaron Rodgers, and the last one with Favre coming back to NFL sports and playing starter quarterback for another team (most likely the Vikings).


Of all of these options, the one that approaches the most to reality is Favre returning and playing somewhere else… why? Well, because he’s old. He will turn 38 in October, and the gap of age between him and his teammates is of notice, as most of the starting line-up for the Pack is full of guys on their early 20’s. Even Aaron Rodgers is just 24 years-old, and being a first-round pick, he’s ready to take on Favre’s position, plus Rodgers will probably perform at the same level and for a few million dollars less… not bad.


We bet NFL football and made some cash with these futures, so we encourage Favre and the Packers to continue with their theater play, thank you for helping us making some quick cash!


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Thank you dad for my love for NFL sports

Thank you dad for my love for NFL sports


My whole life has been revolved around NFL football, as my dad was a big fan of the sport, and transferred that passion to me when I was very young.


I used to watch every single game I could and my dad sometimes took us -me and my brother- to the Stadium, those were the days…


Well, I got so passionate for NFL sports, that I became a professional NFL football bookmaker, and even my dad is a regular client, a lucky one by the way…


NFL football betting is quite fun, there is alot of adrenaline involved, I enjoy grading lines and the second-by-second action, knowing that apart from the amusement, I am making good money to keep on living the dream.


Since I am a native of Chicago, the Bears have been my life-time team of choice. I even have some interesting collector’s articles, and when there is alot of money involved in a Bears game, I am always hoping for my team to beat the NFL football point spread.


I believe that I am so good at NFL betting because apart from the business, I am a true american football fan… Have you seen those guys with their team’s logo painted on their faces? You can count me on that group.


This post is dedicated to my old man, who taught me all I know about NFL football, which has allowed me to become the best NFL sports betting bookie that I can be…

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NFL football history has a spot for the Mannings

The Mannings are the most famous and celebrated family in NFL football history, first Archie Manning, the father, who had a glorious 15-year NFL sports career at the NFL football league, then middle son Peyton Manning, who led the Colts to a victory on Super Bowl XLI, and the youngest one, Eli Manning, who led the Giants to their Super Bowl victory against the Patriots for New England’s only loss of the past NFL season. The only member of the Manning clan that is not currently playing professional football is Cooper, whose NFL football aspirations ended when he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis.


Archie Manning was real talented when he was an active quarterback a while ago, but sadly he got stuck on bad teams, and as a result, he finished his career without a championship ring.


From the 3 Mannings that play/ played football, the most gifted one has to be Peyton, who is currently regarded as the best quarterback in the NFL, even above Tom Brady, but Eli doesn’t stay behind: he, just like his brother, has a championship ring, that cleared most of the doubts from critics that were constantly on his back criticizing his way of playing. No need to say that he was under his brother’s shadow before winning the most important NFL football game, the Super Bowl.


And so this coming NFL pro football season, there will surely be a competition between the Peyton and Eli, a run to decide who is in better shape, and who deserves the glory more than the other…

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NFL football championship history – from AFL to Super Bowl

The NFL has switched the way of determining the NFL football league champion a few times, as from 1920 to 1932 the winner was chosen considering a win-loss percentage, with game ties being omitted, then on 1932 due to a numbers-tie, NFL football had its first playoff NFL football game.


On 1933 the league was splitted in 2 Divisions (renamed as Conferences in 1949), and from there, the winner of each Division would play against the other to determine the League’s champion for the NFL


Each of the two Conferences would be splitted in two Divisions of  four teams each, and each winner of each Division inside each Conference would go against the other to then meet the winner of the other Conference, in order to determine the winner of the Championship.


On 1966 began a new era, as the NFL football champion would go against the champion of the now-defunct AFL, in what would become the Super Bowl.


So by 1970 both football leagues merged and the Super Bowl has served as the way to determine the NFL Champion since then….


Interesting! Don’t you think?