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It was probably assumed by most of you who kept visiting occasionally for the past two months to see no updates, but I’ll just make it official: Second-String Fullback tore his metaphorical ACL and it is a career-ending injury. The average career is 3.5 years -or six if you’re Roger Goodell, apparently- but poor, scrappy SSF barely made it through two. I would have announced the end earlier, but I didn’t want to take away from the closing of Free Darko or Punte’s departure. This is on a higher level of importance than those events, obviously.

The reason? Even though I haven’t been posting in two months, I’ve definitely attempted to try and come back with a couple posts. There certainly has been a lot happening in the NFL lately, so a lack of ideas wasn’t the problem. It just didn’t feel like fun anymore. It was work. I’m not looking to do work for free, dammit. Unpaid internships are for saps.

The whole work aspect’s another part of why I decided to end SSF. I’m graduating college now, and I need to look for actual big boy jobs. Who knows? Maybe I’ll end up writing about football for realsies. Think of this doubling as a final post AND job listing. They probably won’t let me post backyard football videos though. 😦

I’m still on Twitter, though, so make sure to follow me. Yeah, I’m shilling to get more followers. So what?

I’d like to thank: anyone who has read SSF, anyone who has linked to it, anyone who has sent me an email and anyone who has written for this site. That’s a good blanket statement for gratitude. Let’s leave the way we entered: with fun (boom, see what I did there? Also, it wouldn’t be a good final post without parentheses. I love you all).

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There’s always a team no one expects to succeed in the NFL playoffs, and everyone always tries to figure out which one it’s going to be so they can brag about it later. It’s a noble endeavor. Two seasons ago, it was the Arizona Cardinals blasting through teams in the playoffs and finding their way into the Super Bowl, where they were about a minute away from beating the Pittsburgh Steelers. This postseason, I’m going to reach in my pants, find my balls (sorry about that visual) and use them to make a suggestion that very few people will write.

The Saints have a good chance of losing to the Seahawks.

Yeah, I said it. And because I don’t feel like writing a cohesive essay about it, I’m going to write why I think so in small, digestible sections.
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While reading some articles on Danny Woodhead (who is slowly but surely becoming a good replacement over Randy Moss as a player I’ll never hate), I saw a commercial for The Fighter, the new Mark Wahlberg movie that’s out and decided to read some reviews on it in order to see if it was worth seeing (which it does). My mind sort of drifted for a couple minutes, and when I focused again, I couldn’t tell whether or not I was reading about the “little fucker” or Mahhky’s new fahkin’ movie.

So now, I decided to turn it into a game. Which is it: Woodhead or The Fighter?
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I had gone to an NFL training camp one time in my life before.  Way back, when I was about eight years old and on vacation in Colorado, I got to see Broncos training camp. I was too young to know anything about what was going on at the time, but I do remember John Elway was there, and that my mom got her picture taken with Steve Atwater. Being older, and a much wiser NFL fan, I was trying to take in the experience of being at training camp, along with trying to make observations about the team and players who stood out.

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Cleaning part of my room, I was reminded that I used to have a Sports Illustrated subscription when I found an issue from 2005, an “NFL DRAFT SPECIAL” that had to have come out only a week after the draft. I’ll take you through my journey, and we’ll learn that predictions on sports are so crazy sometimes.
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Even when Brandon Marshall holds his own football camp for kids, he still has to deal with criticism. This time, however, the criticism came from someone who probably still eats paste in kindergarten.

Thanks for the epic picture, Orlando Sentinel:

Brandon Marshall has had a few issues to deal with in his personal life during the past six years or so. The new Miami Dolphins wide receiver has had to deal with poor decisions, or as he says “bumped my head a few times,” that involved much publicized arguments, arrests and so on.

But of all the off-the-field troubles the former Winter Park Lake Howell and UCF star has had to deal with, he met his match on Friday morning at his own first annual Brandon Marshall Camp 19 at Lake Howell.
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To conclude the two-part series of best names in the NFL, here’s the AFC edition.

Here are the criteria for deciding the best names:
-Creativity
-Number of words
-Pronounciation
-If it makes you sound like a badass or not
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