Denver Broncos Win Not-So-Super Bowl 50 over Carolina 24-10

WOW, THAT’S 4 HOURS OF MY LIFE I WILL NEVER GET BACK …

The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers tonight in Super Bowl 50 by a score of 24-10. The Broncos scored a TD late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. In fact, it was the Broncos only offensive touch down of the game, set up by a fumble recover by their defense on the 4 yard line. The Broncos #1 defense shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers as at times they looked clueless on offensive. Making matters worse, Carolina could not hang on to the ball and fumbled any chance they had of winning the game. However, I can honestly say I have never seen a worse offense on a Super Bowl winning team.

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Unfortunately this game was marred from the outset by the referees.  But why should the Super Bowl be any different than the rest of the season where we saw witness to terrible calls that changed the outcomes of games. Super Bowl 50 was no different. Just before Super Bowl MVP’s Von Miller’s strip sack of Cam Newton that lead to a Denver TD, the refs and the refs doing the reviews blew a call big time that set the mood of the entire game as Denver was quickly up 10-0 in the first quarter. Watch the VIDEO of the catch HERE.  However, upon further review, the Carolina receiver caught the ball and it should have been a first down. Who knew one had to perfectly catch the ball without bobbling it. Note to refs and the foll in the replay booth . THE BALL NEVER HIT THE GROUND. Had this play been properly called, the Panthers would have had the ball at their 39 yard line and the momentum. Instead, the call is botched and on the very next play, Newton is strip sacked and a Denver TD. One might also want to question the defensive holding flags that were thrown against the Broncos and then picked up. Hmm. And then the defensive holding or was it mugging by the Broncos DB’s, and yet those were not called. However, when it was the Patriots playing the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, some how the refs saw fit to call those penalties. Imagine that?

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Note to replay refs, that would be the players hand under the ball, it never hit the ground

The Broncos set a record in their victory, its the first time ever a winning team had less than 200 yards of total offense. One might say that Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense was offensive as well. The Broncos only managed to muster 194 yards of total offense. Manning was 13-23, 104 net yards, 1 interception, 1 fumble and a QB rating of 56.6. In other words, the Denver Broncos won in spite of Manning. Sorry, Manning’s numbers look more like that of Baltimore Raven’s QB Trent Dilfer, who everyone refers to as a game manager. You have to go all the way back to Super Bowl IX to find when a team had fewer passing yards than the Broncos did today in a victory. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers ran wild that day and it was more of a running league back then as well. The Steelers ended with 333 total yards and 17 first downs as opposed to the 194 total yards and 11 first downs by Denver.

Congrats to the Denver Broncos, but this one will go down as one of the least entertaining and watchable. I am glad I am not the only one who thought this was hideous.

UPDATE I: Panthers CB Josh Norman: ‘It’s hard to play two teams’

I could not agree more. In the end the NFL got their cutesy, fairy tale story of Peyton riding into the sunset as he did nothing to help win the game and was literally just along for the ride. Its sad that the NFL has become a league where games are determined by bad refereeing. So much for a faily called game and it being determined on the field.

Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, like most of the Carolina defense, didn’t have a poor Super Bowl. He had two passes defensed and helped lead a secondary that gave up only 104 yards passing overall.

And he was cryptic when trying to find the cause of the team’s 24-10 defeat.

“It’s hard to play two teams,” Norman said multiple times after the game.

Norman wouldn’t elaborate on what he meant. He likely means the officials, not the Panthers’ offense. Carolina had 12 penalties in the game, many of them before the snap.

Posted February 7, 2016 by
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Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers – Denver Broncos is Finally Here … What are the Best and Worst NFL Franchises in Super Bowl History

Super Bowl 50 is finally upon us that matches the NFC champ Carolina Panthers vs. the AFC champ Denver Broncos. But what NFL franchises are considered the best and worst performers in the biggest game of the NFL season?

Who are the best NFL teams/franchises that consistently found themselves in the biggest game of the year and won it all or at least made a game of it when all thought it would be a blow out or loss?

1. San Francisco 49ers (6 appearances: 5-1). Although the 49ers have not won the big game since the 90′s, they reign among all with their near perfection in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XXIV San Francisco destroys Denver, 55 – 10

XVI     January 24, 1982 San Francisco 49ers 26 Cincinnati Bengals 21
XIX     January 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers 38 Miami Dolphins 16
XXIII     January 22, 1989 San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16
XXIV     January 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10 [So much for that Joe Montana - John Elway match up ... Montana, the best ever!!!]
XXIX     January 29, 1995 San Francisco 49ers 49 San Diego Chargers 26
XLVII     February 3, 2013 Baltimore Ravens 34 San Francisco 49ers 31

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (8 appearances: 6-2). The Steelers have been to a record tying 8 Super Bowls and have a 6 wins and competed strongly in the ones they have lost. They have wins in the 1970′s with the famed Steel Curtain and victories in the 80′s, 90′s and 2000′s.

IX     January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6
X     January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 21Dallas Cowboys 17
XIII     January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31
XIV     January 20, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Los Angeles Rams 19
XXX     January 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 17
XL     February 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Seattle Seahawks 10
XLIII     February 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Arizona Cardinals 23
XLV     February 6, 2011 Green Bay Packers 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 25

3. Dallas Cowboys (8 appearances: 5-3).

V     January 17, 1971 Baltimore Colts 16 Dallas Cowboys 13 [Also known as the Blooper Bowl]
VI     January 16, 1972 Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3 [Only Super Bowl with a Defense to never give up a TD]
X     January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Dallas Cowboys 17 [Also, one of the truly great games of all times]
XII     January 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10
XIII     January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31 [Still one of the greatest games ever played, but for a Jackie Smith TD drop, Dallas would have won]
XXVII     January 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17 [Cowboys rout Bills and it wasn't even this close]
XXVIII     January 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13
XXX     January 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh Steelers 17 [Cowboys finally beat Steelers in a Super Bowl]

Tied at 4. The Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants (5 Appearances each and both have a 4-1 record)

Who are the worst NFL teams/franchises that consistently found themselves in the biggest game of the year and came up terribly short.

1. Buffalo Bills (4 appearance: 0-4): The Buffalo Bills found themselves in 4 straight Super Bowls in the early 1990′s where they progressively got hammered worse each year. Their only real chance to win a Super Bowl faded wide right when kicker Scott Norwood missed a potential game winning field goal in XXV.

XXV    January 27, 1991 New York Giants 20 Buffalo Bills 19
XXVI    January 26, 1992 Washington Redskins 37 Buffalo Bills 24 [The game was not even as close as the score as the Redskins built up a 37-10 lead and game was over]
XXVII     January 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17 [It was more of a blow out that the score indicated, final score should have been 59-10]
XXVIII     January 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13 [Bills folded like a cheap suit in the second half after a Thurmon Thomas fumble and Cowboys ran it down their throats]

2. Denver (8 appearance: 2-5, 1 TBD) The Denver Broncos are making their 8th Super Bowl appearance today; however, other than two games at the end of John Elway’s career, the final game of the season has been nothing but a blow out and disaster for the Broncos. The Denver Broncos were the original Bill’s losing 4 Super Bowls and none of them were close. The Broncos are rated # 2 even though they have won 2 Super Bowls because they have lost a record 5 of them and in some cases by historic margins. Sorry, but Denver’s losses to the Giants, Redskins and especially 49ers and Seattle were nothing but embarrassing.

XII     January 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10 [Orange Crush crushed by Dallas' Doomsday defense]
XXI     January 25, 1987 New York Giants 39 Denver Broncos 20 [Giant's QB shreds Denver, 22-25 passing]
XXII     January 31, 1988 Washington Redskins 42 Denver Broncos 10 [Redskin's QB Doug Williams rips Denver D for 35 points in second quarter]
XXIV     January 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10 [Joe Montana shreds Denver D and John Elway]
XXXII     January 25, 1998 Denver Broncos 31 Green Bay Packers 24
XXXIII     January 31, 1999 Denver Broncos 34 Atlanta Falcons 19
XLVIII     February 2, 2014 Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8 [The game was over 7 seconds into the game when Peyton Manning wilted under the big game pressure]

3. Minnesota Vikings: (4 appearances: 0-4) The only thing that saves the Vikings from finishing higher is that they have not been in a Super Bowl since the 1970′s. The Vikings just never really showed up for any of the games.

IV    January 11, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7 [This was over from the outset and the famed NFL films of KC coach Hank Stram and 65 toss power trap]
VIII     January 13, 1974 Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7
IX     January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6
XI     January 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders 32 Minnesota Vikings 14

Posted February 7, 2016 by
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Police Open Criminal Investigation into a domestic Violence Assault Complaint Against Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel

WHO DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING … THE FALL OF THE SPOILED HEAD CASE JOHNNY FOOTBALL.

I never could understand why Johnny Manziel was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, not only because he did not have the talent and size to be an NFL quarterback, but he also lacked the self control and maturity to be one. After all of his previous nonsense, childish behavior and so-called rehab, now Johnny Football finds himself in the cross-hairs of a domestic violence investigation by Dallas police. Manziel is accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, in an incident last Saturday that started at a downtown Dallas hotel. Initially, it appeared that Johnny Manziel was not going to face charges. Now it appears he will. Look for the Cleveland Browns also to release Manziel as they have had enough.

How sad is it that tomorrow is Super Bowl 50 and this no-talent is taking up the sporting news. You know you are a total screw up when you have Charlie Sheen giving you advice … WINNING, not.

Dallas police announced Friday night they are launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The move comes a day after police said they had closed an investigation into allegations that Manziel had hit his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, in an incident last Saturday that started at a downtown Dallas hotel, and that he would not face charges.

Police said in a release that they received an assault complaint Friday for a Jan. 30 incident, and Manziel was listed as the suspect. It is not uncommon for the victim of domestic violence “to question or delay reporting an assault,” police said.

“This is an ongoing investigation and updates will be made as information becomes available,” the release stated.

Crowley released a statement to WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, on Friday night.

“On Feb. 5, I met with domestic violence specialists at the Dallas Police Department,” she said. “I provided them with a complete description of the events on the night of January 29th and answered their questions. I don’t know what will happen next with this case — that’ll be up to the Dallas Police Department. I am hopeful that everyone will understandably respect my wish for privacy at this time.”

Johnny Manziel’s father: QB twice refused to enter rehab facilities in the last week.

Johnny Manziel’s family is concerned for his well-being as his NFL career and personal life falter, but the quarterback has twice declined to be admitted to area rehabilitation facilities in the last week, according to his father, Paul Manziel.

“I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday,” Paul Manziel told The Dallas Morning News.

On Friday, Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt also voiced concern for Manziel, 23, and announced that he is terminating their professional relationship.

Remember when Johnny Manziel stated, he was not going to change he he was? I guess that was truly the case, because Manziel is nothing more than an idiot. Soon he will find himself on the outside of the NFL looking in.

Posted February 6, 2016 by
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NFL: Rams Headed Back to Los Angeles, California … Chargers Have an Option to Follow

BECAUSE FOOTBALL HAS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL IN THE PAST IN LA LA LAND …

As reported at ESPN, the Rams are moving back to Los Angeles and they could have company joining them. This was all about the NFL getting a football team back in Los Angeles, the US’s second largest media market. It had nothing to do with fans. The Chargers also have the option of following the Rams to LA. I will say this, how many times will the NFL put a team in LA and watch it fail? There are reasons why the Rams left in the first place and the Raiders moved there and then left. Now the NFL thinks that LA can support possibly 2 teams. Really? We shall see. As stated previously, I just feel bad for the fans.

As for the Raiders, it appears they will stay in Oakland.

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The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders might end up staying where they are, but leadership of the teams didn’t come close to making that commitment Tuesday night. One of them could be headed to L.A. too.

A long day of votes and re-votes ended with 30 of 32 NFL owners approving Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s ambitious plan to move his team from St. Louis to the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, California, about 10 miles from downtown L.A. The Chargers have a yearlong option to join the Rams, followed by the Raiders if the San Diego franchise declines.

The Raiders and Chargers submitted a competing proposal to share a new stadium in Carson, California, but that option also did not garner the 24 votes needed for approval. After another negotiating session in the afternoon, Kroenke’s $1.8 billion project prevailed.

The decision ends the NFL’s 21-year absence from the nation’s second-largest media market.

Speaking on NFL Network, Dickerson said he feels “bad for St. Louis” but believes the Rams belong in Los Angeles.

“I think it’s great to have the Rams back in Los Angeles. They were here 49 years. Not having football in L.A. I think it’s been missed here the last 20 years for sure,” Dickerson said. “I do feel bad for St. Louis. I do go to St. Louis every year. I went to three games this year. They won a Super Bowl in St. Louis — something they didn’t do in Los Angeles.

“The Rams are the Rams and I’ll support them no matter where they go to, but this is where they should be, back in Los Angeles.”

Posted January 13, 2016 by
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Documentary Links NFL’s Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning and Major Athletes To Doping Ring (VIDEO)

Hmm, as much as I am not a Peyton Manning fan, I think we may have to consider the source of this story … Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. But watch the VIDEO below, it is intriguing, but questionable.

According to a special report from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit via the HUFFPO, NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning,while with the Indianapolis Colts in 2011, received human growth hormone, HGH.  The allegation comes in a documentary dubbed ‘The Dark Side,’ in which British hurdler Liam Collins went undercover to expose the widespread nature of performance-enhancing drugs in global sports.

An Indianapolis anti-aging clinic supplied quarterback Peyton Manning with human growth hormone, a performance-enhancing drug banned by the NFL, a pharmacist who once worked at the clinic asserts in a new special report from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit.

The report, “The Dark Side,” is the result of a monthslong investigation in which Liam Collins, a British hurdler, went undercover in an attempt to expose the widespread nature of performance-enhancing drugs in global sports. As a cover story, Collins tells medical professionals tied to the trade of performance-enhancing drugs that he is hoping for one last shot at glory at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Manning is just one of many high-profile players the report names and raises questions about.

Al Jazeera Investigates – The Dark Side

The Huffington Post:

As part of the investigation, Collins connected with Charlie Sly, a pharmacist based in Austin, Texas, who worked at the Guyer Institute, the Indiana-based anti-aging clinic, in 2011.

Manning missed the 2011 season, when he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts, after undergoing neck surgery. In the documentary, Sly tells Collins, who is taking secret video of his interactions, that he was “part of a medical team that helped [Manning] recover” from the surgery. Sly alleges that the clinic mailed growth hormone and other drugs to Manning’s wife, Ashley Manning, so that the quarterback’s name was never attached to them.

“All the time we would be sending Ashley Manning drugs,” Sly says in the video. “Like growth hormone, all the time, everywhere, Florida. And it would never be under Peyton’s name, it would always be under her name.”

Manning and his wife also came to the clinic after its normal business hours for intravenous treatments, Sly tells Collins on the undercover video.

UPDATE I: Peyton Manning calls the report BS.

Peyton Manning has come out in response to these allegations as said it absolutely never happened.

“The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up,” Peyton Manning said in a personal statement that was provided to PFT by the Broncos.  “It never happened.  Never.  I really can’t believe somebody would put something like this on the air.  Whoever said this is making stuff up.”

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UPDATE II: ESPN – Manning completely denies the allegations.

“The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up,” Manning told Mortensen on Saturday night. “It never happened. Never. I really can’t believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever said this is making stuff up.”

Manning went on to say, “Yes, I have been a patient under Dr. Guyer. I have had nutrient therapy, oxygen therapy and other treatments that are holistic in nature but never HGH. My wife has never provided any medication for me to take. Ashley and I never attended the clinic together after hours. There were times when I went in the morning and there were times when I went after practice so this thing about ‘after hours’ is so misleading because it may have been 5:15 p.m. because their office closed at 5.”

The Broncos defended Manning in a statement Sunday, saying, “Peyton does things the right way.”

“Knowing Peyton Manning and everything he stands for, the Denver Broncos support him 100 percent,” the team said. “These are false claims made to Al Jazeera, and we don’t believe the report.

“Peyton is rightfully outraged by the allegations, which he emphatically denied to our organization and which have been publicly renounced by the source who initially provided them.”

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Watch VIDEO via ESPN HERE

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