Google+

Here it Comes…Stepping Up to Knock the Seahawks Down

Here it Comes…Stepping Up to Knock the Seahawks Down

 ~ Amy Lignor

NFL-vector-logos-636x480

Put your seat backs in the upright position, people. The NFL is taking off. Course, the defenders already had their first game and everyone is already saying they can’t be stopped for a repeat. I think they most definitely can. In fact, the Super Bowl this time around will not have any of the same jerseys walking the field.

 
Why? Because there are difficulties happening for their challengers from the last dance, and Wes Welker is that Broncos’ nightmare at the moment. Not only did his own QB, Peyton Manning, stand up for the guy during a preseason game and end up paying a fine out of his own pocket for doing so, but now Welker will not even be able to receive the throws that Manning wants and needs to send straight to him. And, believe me, not only is this tough for Manning, this is the cause for the veil of depression already forming over the Denver Broncos stadium.

 

Yes, Broncos have always been a top team and with Manning (even though his bro in New York is the one that should be watched out for this year), is what people think of as football royalty. But during the off-season he lost some of the best he had, and unfortunately some that he was incredibly comfortable with. Remember Eric Decker? Well, he went bye-bye in free agency and he was one of those ‘must-have’ targets for Manning; (95 rec/11 TD’s and 71 first downs), all for just that one guy, so this is no exaggeration.

 

Wes Welker is the most valuable left for Manning, but this four-game suspension that came from (yet again) a player’s own idiocy, means Manning has lost his primo target (91 rec./11 TD/56 first downs). The whole reason Denver works is because of that Manning offense…and everyone knows it. The Seahawks started off with a bang on Thursday. Denver’s rivals in the last Super Bowl, who literally beat everyone blind (and annoyed everyone at the same time) last season, crushed the Packers in a game that made the normally great Pack look like they were around the level of the Jets. Hopefully, that will not be the case the rest of the year.

 

Manning and the Broncos – even though they got there last time, already look as if they are going to have to climb a huge ladder in order to get back there and win it. Not to mention, someone is going to have to knock Seattle off its perch. This will be difficult, considering they are die-hard about winning back-to-back. Perhaps Manning can call up Kap (considering Kap is now going to make megabucks, and has to earn it), and tell him to get his stuff together and make sure that no Seahawk takes flight.

 

And another who is definitely and will definitely be out there in the AFC to make sure Denver doesn’t see the big game is the Patriots. It has already been reported that the team has had a bit of a hit when their best man Brady ended up on an injured list (he’s off now, thankfully, and will play against the Dolphins on the road). Miami is not a happy place for Brady…but he certainly has the ability to brush himself off and tear through the schedule in order to take Denver out.

 

Who else? It needs to be remembered as the starting gates open that the preseason has been interesting. There are teams out there you are not thinking about at this moment who have the ability to stick their noses out of the basement and give the ones who ALREADY believe they are headed to the Super Bowl a definite run for their money. This should be one season full of fun…as long as someone out there takes care of the ‘birds’. Because if a lesson in humility isn’t learned soon, these Seahawks are once again going to be everywhere.

 

Let the games really begin!

 

Entertainment

Is Donald Trump Afraid of the Dark?

  Is Donald Trump Afraid of the Dark? GREG PALAST’S “THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits”    WHO:  Greg Palast, Rolling Stone/BBC investigative reporter films a real, live detective thriller about the upcoming theft of the 2016 election and the hunt for billionaires behind it.   With Shailene Woodley, Willie Nelson, Rosario Dawson, Ed Asner and Robert F. Kennedy with "detectives" Ice-T and Richard Belzer  … [Read More its Good for You...]

Books

The “City of Angels” is a Fact for Our Wild Friends

  The “City of Angels” is a Fact for Our Wild Friends by Amy Lignor   It’s called the City of Angels. The title makes some laugh out loud when they think of the violence, driving, and other negatives that are focused upon by the media when speaking about Los Angeles. But a new book has just hit the market that opens up all new doors, proving that where both Los Angeles and the entirety of California are concerned, those angels actually do exist. Author Beth … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

ART EXHIBITION: 150 Years After The Civil War

  Cynthia Groya 150 Years After The Civil War: A Contemporary Perspective January 10 - March 6, 2016 Artist's Reception: Sunday, January 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Nassau Club 6 Mercer Street  Princeton, NJ 08540 The ideas reflected in Groya's paintings express a conversation about struggle for equal rights in our culture, in our time. The origin of this struggle can be traced to The Civil War in our country, which ended 150 years ago. The … [Read More its Good for You...]

Real Estate

Castles in America

  Castles in America by Amy Lignor   Robin Leach and his “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” taught us all long ago that we absolutely love to sit and view ridiculous luxury (usually owned by people who inherited all of it and didn’t work a day in their lives). See that? We had to complain about something as we were beguiled by the amount of money people would send to own or create the “best of the best.” Even though some things were referred to as the “gaudiest of … [Read More its Good for You...]

Lifestyle

Rappin’ with “The Dude”

    Jeff Bridges The “Hell or High Water” Interview with Kam Williams Rappin' with "The Dude" One of Hollywood’s most successful actors and a six-time Academy Award-nominee, Jeff Bridges performance in Crazy Heart as Bad Blake, the down-on-his-luck, alcoholic country music singer at the center of the drama, deservedly garnered the iconic performer an Oscar in the Best Lead Actor category. The performance also earned him a  Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and … [Read More it Good for You...]

Outdoors

Crossbows the perfect fit for youth hunters

    Crossbows the perfect fit for youth hunters By Craig Lamb   Many states require a minimum draw weight of between 35 and 40 pounds for the purposes of archery hunting for whitetail deer and wild turkey. That keeps many enthusiastic youth hunters out of the woods until they can gain enough strength to meet the rule.   Or does it?   “The crossbow allows kids the opportunity to hunt at a much earlier age,” says Jake Miller, an avid archery … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Get Ready for Football!

  Get Ready for Football! by Amy Lignor   There is a time every year where suddenly the sports news gets far more interesting. No. I’m not talking about the Olympics. Thus far the only thing anyone wants to hear about where Rio is concerned is a virus. What I speak of is that familiar smell of pigskin wafting in the air. The time when the (no offense) more boring sports exit the headlines to make way for the one sport that boasts more avid, loud, and loyal … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Calling All Entrepreneurs: Creating “Buzz” For Your Brands

  Calling All Entrepreneurs: Creating “Buzz” For Your Brands by Amy Lignor   This is 2016. This is an election year. “Shark Tank” is a top show on television. And more than ever people want to be entrepreneurs; be in business for themselves and make some money. But even after all this time in the computer-age, entrepreneurs are finding it difficult to see the ‘niches’ they can get into to build their brand so that all consumers know who they are and why their … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Visit the Most Beautiful Nature Locales in the Country

  Visit the Most Beautiful Nature Locales in the Country by Amy Lignor   Wildlife habitat gardens are being created in a variety of locations, in a variety of sizes. There are even those that are funded by some large names and organizations, who are calling out to tourists across the globe to come visit and see what great things are being done to sustain and increase the wildlife community.   These are places that the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has … [Read More its Good for You...]

Google+