Tonight’s ESPN 30 for 30 documentary debuted on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster which cost 96 Liverpool F.C. supporters their lives.
The doc is a riveting account of the incidents that occurred on the day and the arduous process that those people still affected by the tragedy have gone through in the name of justice.
A must-watch, whether you care about soccer or not.
Someone asked us recently how to be a proper hockey fan during the NHL playoffs and they start tomorrow! Which makes this extremely important.
So here I am, in gif glory, How to be a Hockey Fan: During the Playoffs
Let’s go Blueshirts!
The numbers may be from 2012, but I love a good infographic and I can assure you that fantasy football is still continuing to grow.
If you work for a company that blocks your fantasy websites, I’m sure you’re thankful for your cell phones and tablets.
The looks on the faces of these WWE fans after watching The Undertaker lose to Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 30 are priceless.
The ‘Taker had entered the evening with an undefeated 21-0 record at professional wrestling’s premier event.
Chris Johnson has been tackled for a loss or no gain on 410 rushes since he entered the NFL in 2008, the most during that time.
But his home runs have also been some of the most beautiful in the league over that time.
Here’s a highlight reel of Johnson’s biggest and best for everyone who has invested in him in fantasy football over his Tennessee Titans tenure.
The Tennessee Titans released the 3rd leading rusher in franchise history today when they said “sayonara" to Chris Johnson.
Johnson had accounted for 7,965 rushing yards in his six seasons with the organization. The only two men to accumulate more production on the ground for the Oilers/Titans are Earl Campbell and Eddie George. Johnson will always be remembered for 2009, where he became just the 6th player in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in one season.
Nostalgia aside, this move had been anticipated since late in 2013. Tennessee tried in vain to find a trade partner, but could find no teams interested in giving up even a 7th round draft pick for the malcontent running back.
Johnson’s release will save the Titans $6 million against this year’s salary cap. He will still count $4 million on their 2014 cap, but his contract will be completely wiped from their books in 2015.
The question now becomes, which team will sign Chris Johnson?
The New York Jets are currently rumored to be the favorites to add Johnson’s services, but the organization has not made any moves toward that end in the twelve hours since the artist formerly known as CJ2K was made available. NYJ already has two effective rushers in house, but neither Chris Ivory nor Bilal Powell possess anything close to the speed that Johnson would bring to the table. Johnson — a former college wide receiver — can also be a very effective contributor in the passing game. He has 272 career receptions for 2,003 yards and 8 touchdowns since 2008.
In all honesty, the Jets appear to be the only team to have even expressed lukewarm interest in signing Chris Johnson at this point. There are legitimate concerns that Johnson may be overvaluing himself — unrealistically expecting the market to yield more money than it seems prepared to yield — and even larger concerns about how Johnson will handle a RBBC (running back by committee) situation wherever he signs.
My dark horse team to sign Chris Johnson is the Atlanta Falcons. It’s just a hunch, but the retirement of Jason Snelling and the failure of Jacquizz Rodgers to develop into the player ATL had hoped he would become gives the team a need at the running back position. Furthermore, aging, injured and ineffective 2013 starter Steven Jackson looks to be entering his final NFL season. A 28-year-old Johnson would have the opportunity to revitalize his career in Atlanta, potentially reclaim a starting RB spot and maximize his speed on that Georgia Dome turf.
Okay, so Atlanta makes sense when you look at it like that and completely ignore how bad their offensive line is, right? Want a really far out guess?
The Cowboys have been hamstrung for two years by penalties handed down by the NFL for “violations” from the 2010 uncapped year and still don’t have much wiggle room, but the signings this offseason by NFC East rivals New York and Washington have left Dallas owner/G.M. Jerry Jones uncomfortably outside of the spotlight. Signing Chris Johnson would:
- Make a splash and garner some of the attention Jones so desperately craves for himself and his team.
- Provide a proven running mate for oft-injured starter DeMarco Murray.
- Belatedly right the wrong of Dallas selecting Felix Jones ahead of Johnson in the 2008 NFL Draft.
With all the uncertainty surrounding Chris Johnson, the only sure thing is that his fantasy football value will take a substantial hit. He was a steal in his first two years, played to his value in 2010 and has since been a disappointing RB2 — producing only in spurts — in the subsequent three seasons.
It’s too early to tell where Chris Johnson will rank in 2014, but the best-case scenario would be around the Top 30 at running back, with flex potential and injury replacement upside.