10.4.15. ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK. Ralph Wilson Stadium. Week 4. WR #13 Odell Beckham Jr. takes on the secondary of the Buffalo Bills as the New York Football Giants get the victory 24-10. Via Giants.com
ICYFMI - Last night, from “America’s Game” on the NFL Network (an awesome remix of every Super Bowl 49 DVD you already own and have watched 100 times, but with lots of Edelman and McCOurty and a cool VO from Captain America)…
In a sea of s**tstorms, Edelmania w/the only words the Pats and fans need repeat (H/T @OnlyInBos)
Sorry, folks. You can come for as many pounds of flesh as you want, and try to get us to say what you want or need to hear. But it ain’t happening. Win or lose we’re on to 2015. And that’s that.
It was by far the best game of the NFL playoffs. The Cowboys came back from a 15-point deficit but Green Bay put it away with just seconds left for the 34-31 win. The Packers will meet the Falcons next week in Atlanta for the NFC championship.
“When Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah intercepted a Tom Brady pass and returned it for a touchdown Monday night, he did what so many other NFL players do to celebrate a big play: He paused to make a religious gesture of thanks. But Abdullah, a devout Muslim, found that his religious display was met with less latitude than, say, Tim Tebow when he brought Tebowing into the NFL. Abdullah was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct because he slid to the ground, then knelt in in the end zone.”
Under this new precedent, every sign of the cross deserves a penalty.
Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. named “Madden NFL 16″ cover athlete
Odell Beckham Jr. was announced Wednesday on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” as the winner of the Madden NFL 16 cover vote, defeating Rob Gronkowski in the finals.
“I’m definitely excited, definitely honored,” Beckham said right after the announcement was made. “To me, it’s kinda mind-blowing.”
Beckham had a stellar rookie campaign for the New York Giants with 91 catches, more than 1,300 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. But it was his video-game inspired catches that dazzled NFL fans last season. He’s the first Giant to ever appear on the Madden cover.
Beckham becomes the third wide receiver featured on the cover of the pro football video game, joining Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald (Madden NFL 10) and Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (Madden NFL 13).
The winning cover athlete will be boosted to 99 overall after the reveal. But the game has built a reputation for cursing the player that appears on the cover. However, wide receivers seem to have survived unscathed. In 2009, Fitzgerald finished with nearly 1,100 yards receiving, 97 catches and 13 touchdowns. Johnson ended the 2012 season with a whopping 122 catches and more than 1,900 yards.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman graced the cover of Madden NFL 15.
Madden NFL 16 is scheduled to be released on Aug. 25 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.