Packers Pink Slip: “Beat” Me in St. Louis

One of the many things that I love about football is how quickly things can change. A blowout can turn into a one-possession game in what seems like a blink of an eye. Status can also change…one injury and the backup Quarterback can become a Franchise Player (just watch Any Given Sunday…or better yet, last year’s Super Bowl). At the end of the day, the players are all employees…and they always stand the chance of being promoted or losing their jobs. So while Saturday’s game was an interesting competition between the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Rams (with a 19-7 win for the Packers), I was more interested in the intrasquad competition as the battle for starting positions heats up. … [Read more...]

Pre-Season Is Here! So…Where’s Your “D”?

For some teams, preseason is well underway. But for New Orleans Saints fans, it officially starts tonight when the home team takes on the Kansas City Chiefs. Head Coach Sean Payton is back! Wide receiver Joe Morgan is essentially dead. But what we're most excited about is what this season will bring for the beleaguered defense. There's a new coach at the helm of the crappiest defense in NFL history. And although the bar is pretty low for new leader Rob Ryan, so is the margin of error. In honor of this exciting new season, the Chicks want to help you celebrate the return to football...and since it's us, the celebration includes booze! We're giving away two $25 gift cards to Dave … [Read more...]

The Pro Bowl is Changing…Again

They say if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But for the NFL if it is broke, keep fixing it...over..and over...and over again. The Pro Bowl is once again getting tweaked in an effort to make at least one NFL fan even casually give a damn. From here on out, you can say goodbye to the traditional system of a certain number of players from each conference getting selected to go. Starting this season, the players will be selected via a draft. So it's sort of like fantasy football, without the fantasy. Deep. And that's not all that's changing, according to the NFL Player's Association: Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, in which two leading vote getters will … [Read more...]

NFL Bag Ban: Created by a D-Bag?

Remember that time a woman snuck a hand grenade hidden inside her Kate Spade purse into an NFL game? Or the time that mom managed to get a machete into a stadium by hiding it in her toddler's diaper bag? Oh wait a minute, those things never happened. Which begs the question: why is the NFL banning women from bringing their purses to games? This ridiculously unnecessary rule change is supposed to be under the guise of "safety" and "line efficiency". To be fair, the rule also applies to backpacks, coolers, computer bags and briefcases. (But who the hell brings a briefcase to a football game??) The NFL insists that if it doesn't have to do bag checks, the line will move faster and … [Read more...]

Dear Threatening, Weirdo Fans, Get a Grip!

True confessions: At times during NFL games, I curse the names of players who make me angry. While watching a game, I once threw a shoe at the TV. When I ran into a certain quarterback at a nightclub, who shall remain nameless, I told him he needed to get out of the club, and go study the playbook. And yes, it's true that once there was a cornerback who was so bad at his job, I wished he got a really, really bad cold on game day so that the coaches might at least consider benching him. I'll be the first to admit that all these things leave me walking a fine line between average fan and total whack job. But even with my, ahem, "eccentricities", I know that it's just plain … [Read more...]