This Week in the NFL
Psssst. Want a
Packers knit hat? So do a lot of fans
apparently. So many so that the $17.95
hat is not only sold out in stores, it's going for $150 on eBay.
nflproshop.com - the NFL's online retailer - there are a few other teams with
hard-to-find caps. The New England Patriots version won't ship for four to five
weeks, just like the Packers. But if you want, say, the Pittsburgh Steelers or
Buffalo Bills versions - there's only an one-week wait.
success of the Packers on the field it translates to success off the field.
Fans see these players wear them on Sunday," McCarthy said of the caps,
"which means they're going to buy them on Monday."
What Were They Thinking?
five Atlanta Falcons players who chose to visibly support Michael Vick couldn't
have been thinking when they decided do take some less than intelligent actions
on Sunday. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was
fined $10,000 for waving a poster of Vick and then taping it to the back of the
Falcons' bench. Hall and tight end Alge
Crumpler also had "MV-7" (Vick's initials and number) on their eye-black patches. Crumpler got a $10,000 fine for that
one. Wide receiver Roddy White was fined
the same for his display - he pulled up his jersey after scoring a touchdown to
reveal a message that said "Free Michael Vick".
Fellow wide receiver Joe Horn helped him, so he was fined $7,500. Cornerback Chris Houston was also fined
$10,000 but the NFL didn't really say why.
Maybe it was for associating with these guys? Hey, fine ‘em all you want, just remember, "You
can't fix stupid."
Dish Meets the NFL
Okay, enough already.
Apparently, even Tony Romo's teammates think the Dallas Cowboys
quarterback is getting distracted by his romance with Jessica Simpson. It's been suggested he be banned from having
her around until the season is over so he can focus. He's gone from the "Carrie Curse" to the
"Jessica Jinx", it seems!
Speaking of the Cowboys, they were able to land 11
players on the Pro Bowl team this year. Fans
of the late Sean Taylor voted him on to honor his memory. The NFC South got a big fat ZERO. Not a single player made it to the Pro
Bowl. Now that's brutal when the 10-4
Jaguars can't get anyone on the team, but the 5-9 Bears place four. Hmmm...that's the same as the 12-2 Packers
managed. I guess it says as much about
the fans as it does the players themselves.
In Chicago they understand and follow the old adage "Vote early and
Courtesy of ESPN.com, here is the complete list of
players selected to the 2008 Pro Bowl:
* = Starter
* = Starter