Saints vs Texans: Horrifying & Delightful

In a series of games that don't count, you might say that NFL Preseason Game 3 is the only one that actually does. That's because we see the starting players on the field for a longer length of time than any other game. Most starters won't play for a single snap in the 4th game and in the first two games, they might just play for the first quarter. But in the first half of preseason game 3 for the New Orleans Saints, we got a truer sense of what they're made of. And I gotta say, I'm both delighted and horrified. The Good (Offense): Sean Payton is oh so anxious to play with all of his shiny new toys and the reliable old ones too! You can tell he was holding back so as not to reveal … [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...]

Walk A Mile in J.J. Watts Shoes

A hot tennis shoe...named after an athlete...sold by Nike...and it sells out in just two minutes. If you're thinking it's gotta be Air Jordans, you're dead wrong. These shoes are the namesake of an NFL player and not exactly a player that immediately comes to mind when you think "Football Superstar". The Megawatt shoes are named after defensive end J.J. Watts of the Houston Texans. The shoes cost about $105 and they went on sale this weekend. Take a look at their snazziness: Thick and white....just like the man himself. Watts tweeted a big thank you to his fans after the shoes sold out online, calling them the "best in the world." If you'd like a pair for yourself, feel free … [Read more...]