Maybe This New Year Is the One Where the World Is ACTUALLY Gonna End

Because I’m watching the Peach Bowl right now and I’m finding myself sitting here saying “Man, that third guy in the booth is pretty insightful — he’s calling out plays before they happen, he’s super responsive to the on-field action and he has some cool observations. I like this guy!”

“This guy” is Tim Tebow.

Mr. “My Career Completion Percentage is 47.9%.” Mr. “The Broncos Succeeded in Spite of Me and It Took Signing Peyton Manning to Salvage the Franchise.” Mr. “He Just Finds a Way to Win Games Because He’s Got Tebow Magic™!” This guy represents everything I hate about evaluating NFL QB talent. He single-handedly proved how useless QB wins are as a stat.

But when Trevone Boykin ran a fake option pitch and turned upfield for a first down, Tebow said “that’s a playmaker just making a play and looking sweet.” That’s the funniest and most accurate thing anyone could have said there, Timbo. You may not be a winner in football anymore, but you’re a winner in my heart.

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Maybe This New Year Is the One Where the World Is ACTUALLY Gonna End

Rex Ryan Fired?!

Besides the whole “Harbaugh to Michigan” thing, the worst-kept secret in the NFL was that Rex Ryan had to go. Not because he’s a bad coach — I actually expect him to do pretty well at his next landing spot — but because sometimes you need a change of pace to get the organization back on track.

Still, the Jets are an unmitigated disaster of personnel mismanagement and he was asked to foot the bill, so part of me feels bad for the guy. I hope he lands on his feet sometime soon. He’s toed the line for long enough, saying and doing the right things just to keep an air of professionalism about the Jets, but football is a demanding game and the NFL is a demanding league. Forcing your bombastic coach to conform to a mold is the NFL equivalent of wearing an ankle monitor during house arrest: pretty funny, but also a little sad.

Rex Ryan has a foot fetish, is I guess my point. J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!

Rex Ryan Fired?!

More Like Johnny Boy-ziel, Am I Right?

I love this picture too much not to re-use it here. Ahh, memories.
I love this picture too much not to re-use it here. Ahh, memories.

Via PFT, hilariously predictable news out of Cleveland today: Johnny Manziel threw a party on Friday night which led to his being late for injury treatment on Saturday — and apparently some of his teammates followed suit. We’re only a few boats and a Whizzinator away from the Browns being the 2005 Vikings.

I’ve kind of defended Johnny Manziel’s professional prospects here before, but Manziel’s work ethic isn’t doing much to help his case — dude is not doing much to prove he belongs in the NFL. But don’t take my word for it: let’s turn things over to PFT commenter “drakescounsellor” for his scathing perspective. drakescounsellor?

“Well shoot get of this dude like good lord.”

Couldn’t agree more, drakescounsellor. A little harsh, but very well said.

(As of this writing, Cleveland is leading Baltimore 10-3 with just about 11 minutes in the game. Connor Shaw is starting. Never change, Browns.)

More Like Johnny Boy-ziel, Am I Right?

A Namesake Goal in GIF Form

I don’t want to just turn this into an image-reposting blog, but things have been busy in the JSG household because of the holidays and I didn’t want to stop posting entirely. As such, please enjoy the wonderful glitch goal talents of Mr. Gustav Nyquist:

That’s some Be a Pro shit right there: hold the puck forever, weave around the offensive zone, wait for your shooting lane to open up and do not, under any circumstances, utilize your teammates. Well done, Goose.

A Namesake Goal in GIF Form

A Hockey Post Natural Hat Trick

Fans of this blog will no doubt notice the hockey puck logo we have going, but ST and I haven’t felt compelled to write much about hockey here — it’s just too much fun to rank things and accuse NFL players of taking steroids. But there’s been a lot of good hockey-related stuff lately, so I’m gonna combine a few into one post. Merry Christmas everyone!

First up: Claude Giroux. Captain. World-class talent. NHL 13 cover athlete. Weirdo:

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