Author: GotGameXperts

Five things that this past regular season gave us and we will remember. For better or for worse…. 1. The real value of an actual franchise Quarterback This is no new gimmick. The most important position in all team sports always had value. But this season increased that value turning mediocrities to stars, poor to rich, afterthoughts to must-starts. Why though…? Well, first of all, we are closing the book of the golden age QB era. Payton left, Brady’s 40, Brees 39, Eli Ben and Rivers are also all on the wrong side of 30. Romo and Cutler retired (well, Jay…

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The New England Patriots are a model franchise many envy. Their whole structure is based on their leader’s mentality and his way of getting things done. That’s Bill Belichick. Mr. GOAT himself. His handling of all interactions with the outside world are legendary, his coaching methods too. His brilliance is a given and the acknowledgement surrounding his name cemented. In short, he is already in the Hall of Fame. He knows it and he doesn’t care what you think. His weapon of choice is yet another GOAT, Tom F*in Brady. Yes, the one with the supermodel wife. Their team has won five rings in a span…

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A “storybook ending” is always popular. Athletes, teams, fans, beat writers, we all want a story for the ages. Peyton Manning riding off into the sunset having just won his second ring. An unheralded backup quarterback leading an underdog to the title. A 0-2 team going all the way. How often can that happen? Could it happen this year? Here are four NFL playoff scenarios that even Hollywood would love: 1. Minnesota becomes the first NFL team to not only reach the Super Bowl in its home stadium, but also win it  This could seriously become a reality. And what a story it would make! A QB that is already…

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It does’t happen that often. But then again that’s exactly why it’s so memorable when it does. It happened in the 1983 NFL draft: John Elway, Jim Kelly,  Dan Marino. It happened in the NBA in ’84, again in ’96 and of course in 2003. Several future hall of famers to choose from. It also happened in the NFL in 1989, but only one of the future hall of famers (Troy Aikman) was a QB, the others were the most electric back in NFL history (Barry Sanders), a great pass rusher (Derrick Thomas) and the best cover corner ever (Deion Sanders). But when the…

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Author: George Fotopoulos An ownership change in the NFL is usually followed by a press conference where the new owner promises a team that will be competing for Super Bowls. Perhaps realizing the emptiness of that promise -as long as a team is taking part in the championship, it competing for the Super Bowl-  some new owners go even further and speak of Super Bowl wins. “We will bring a Super Bowl to the great fans of << insert city here >>” is a popular phrase to get the fans excited.. In fact, those very words should get the fans worried. The teams that usually end up being sold tend to…

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In an era where sports franchises are all about money, growth, deals and big business, all voices against team relocation sound ancient and out of sync with our times. And although it hurts me to see the Chargers movin’ outta San Diego, or the Sonics move away from Seattle, I will not be that grumpy old person who doesn’t want the vase moved from the kitchen table because its been there since 1967. But moving for the sake of moving, or moving just because ticket sales are trending downwards, is not always the answer. There have been plenty of cases that proved both situations true. Baltimore was down and…

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First you establish the running game”. Most Super Bowl aspiring teams start -and rightfully so- with that motto. And most teams who stay loyal to it, have some sort of success. Despite that common ground though, the past decade we’ve been witnessing two trends that seemed to ignore this premiss. For starters, the running back position -during the first 5 years of the current decade- has been vastly disrespected. Proof? A) The running backs are the lowest paid football players by position. Really hard to swallow. With all the APs and Le’Veons of this world. And B) For a minute…

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Watching the various power rankings after each week in the NFL, or even worse the endless debate they cause, brings up the often asked question: Is the team that got away with the W over the better team… a better team? So Chicago beat the Steelers, who in the midst of their problems pounded on the -undefeated at the time- Chiefs. Does this make the Bears a contender? Well, in some cases it can all be explained by the “i got your number” theory. We all know that in sports lots of teams, despite their ill fated troubles at times,…

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