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Fisticuffs between Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan probably didn’t win NFL any converts…

November 28, 2010


Frump’s been frumping about boxing and MMA-related subjects quite a bit lately, so how could we pass up the chance to log a quick post on the NFL’s recent foray into that growing market?

Now, as I’ve chronicled before, I’m certainly no expert on the “fighting” sports, hockey included. However, notwithstanding the apparent beatdown delivered by Johnson here, my gut tells me that the uproar amongst NFL fans is related more to the relative novelty of the event itself rather than any observed skill.

After all, I imagine most hockey fans would jeer such an outburst — and not out of distaste for the utter lack of sportsmanship displayed. No, they’d probably just be expecting more. More than what they might expect from a tiff between the cast of Disney on Ice, at least, and certainly to not see the players, let alone officials, break it up.

All that said, I’m not suggesting an NFL season already infused with the controversy associated with something like helmet-to-helmet collisions is losing any popularity contest amongst fans of “violent” sports. Far from it.

But if some of the hottest stories around the league — in back-to-back weeks — are going to be Cortland Finnegan’s tap-out and Richard Seymour’s devastating right hook, well, why not capitalize on the trend?

Then again, perhaps they already are.

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Frump Day Links: 4/28/2010

April 28, 2010

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Frump day links 4/28/2010

Frumpzilla spreading the Hump Day love, one link at a time…

The Lions’ Zach Follet doing a little preseason shopping…for his opponents. (Busted Coverage)

Just when you thought Shannon Elizabeth had become as irrelevant as Tim Toone. (Holy Taco)

A growing issue in the world of sports: Premature celebration. It’s more common than you think. No, really. It is. (No Guts, No Glory)

Brewers’ catcher Greg Zaun doing his best Carl Lewis impression. (Sharapova’s Thigh)

Former Redskin, Mississippi State Bulldog, Fred Smoot is bringing the GingerHead Man’s favorite fine dining establishment, Waffle House, to Washington D.C. (Sparty And Friends)

Would you swap Lady Gaga tickets for a chance to see your favorite NBA team in the playoffs? (Sports By Brooks)

Pre-Preseason Hoops Power Rankings. (Statefansnation)

Leave it to MLS to supply you with the worst blown chance in soccer history? Sure (we’re actually big MLS fans, but ya got to play to the masses, right?). (Tasty Booze)

Two for one special! Dez Bryant’s mom isn’t a hooker (anymore), and JaMarcus Russell’s girth is about to cost him a seat on the Raiders’ team bus. And roster. (The Big Lead)

Even more on why everyone’s favorite AD, Lee Fowler, should get the axe. (Yet Another N.C. State Sports Blog)

Why go to the gym to check out chicks when you can do it from the comfort of your own home? (Total Pro Sports)

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