The months of May, June, and July are typically quiet months and this year really isn’t much different.
Wives who don’t follow football are making sure their husbands are getting the chores done now that there are no excuses. I have a deck to stain. Husbands who don’t watch football and have wives that do, well their lives probably haven’t changed all that much. The NFL is a year round sport but there is an off-season.
This week has been “Pick on Tom Brady” week in the NFL news world. And it’s so much fun!
Earlier this week Mr. Bundchen’s wife Gisele did an interview claiming that Tom had suffered at least one concussion last year. The NFL is reviewing Miami Dolphins vs. Patriots game tape to see when it might have happened. Presumably because only Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh could actually hit him hard enough. O.k. I kid, about the NFL looking only at Dolphins game tape.
Now Brady is in the news again as he has signed an endorsement deal with Aston Martin. The car that regularly speeds along the curvy foreign hillside roads in the James Bond films cost over $200,000. An amount most American’s can’t afford.
Brady has become the butt of a lot of jokes regarding this because it gives the impression that he is alienating himself from the common football fan. He did that when he left the exceptionally beautiful Michelle Monahan for supermodel but not quite as pretty Gisele Bundchen. I mean you have seen the pictures from Brady’s NFL Combine weight-in right?
For the record, Gisele could have bought Tom one of those cars with money from her purse. Yes, she is that rich.
In other news, former New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has signed a one year deal with the Buccaneers. This typically wouldn’t be all that big of a deal because it’s a simple one year deal as a back-up. The problem is that the media is making a huge issue out of the fact that Colin Kaepernick is still without a job.
Kaep has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way and while some in the media will point out that his stats really are not that bad, and everyone avoids his off-field attitude, the truth is no one really knows why the QB doesn’t have a job. It’s been rumored that he wants a deal in the range of $9 million per season to be a back-up. Others swear he is being black-balled by the NFL owners for taking a knee to start of a firestorm of bad publicity regardless of his intentions.
Maybe it’s just because the Buc’s wanted to see if Fitzpatrick would cut his beard after suffering through a Florida training camp. Of course the same could have been said about Kaep’s hair.
Up in Pittsburgh the Steelers have decided that the outlaw Jesse James (or the guy that cheated on Sandra Bullock) is a better option to replace Heath Miller. Who retired. Last year Green simply didn’t pan out. Injuries and concussions derailed a season and possibly a potential career.
Finally if the former San Diego Chargers who are now the Los Angeles Chargers were hoping for a short stint in that dinky stadium they are going to play in (something like 55,000 seats) they will be waiting a little longer. The stadium that will house both the Rams and the Chargers has been delayed until 2020.