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).


Via Yahoo Sports

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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Before I start this, if you hate Brett Favre or Katy Perry, two things reviled by a majority of people right now, I understand. Please, save yourself and don’t read this, because you will either hate me, yourself, or both. As another note, this will hopefully be the last post that I write regarding Favre this season. Thankfully. If you’ve made it this far, enter into the insanity that occurs when I have too much free time late at night. Do not click further if you plan to take this way too seriously.
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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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April 24, 2010, from ESPN:

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren says the team has no plans to play Texas quarterback Colt McCoy as a rookie after selecting him in the third round of the NFL draft.

Though Cleveland fans may already be clamoring to see McCoy play, Holmgren cautions that it would be a mistake to put him on the field before he’s ready.

Holmgren, who has coached Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young and Brett Favre, said teams run the risk of “scarring” a young quarterback by playing him too soon.

Dec. 16, 2010, from the Cleveland Browns Twitter:

Mangini on Colt McCoy: The plan is for him to start this Sunday and the rest of the season. He’s been able to improve each week.

It’s turning out to be another season of “next season…” for Detroit football fans. Another poor record and relying on their backups while watching their supposed poster boy from Georgia standing on the sidelines with an injured shoulder. How many times can you give a team one of the top five picks in the draft before you should cut them off?
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Wah Wah Wahhh

I’m just going to leave this here and pass it off as content for the day. It came to me after my roommate mentioned that Zygi Wilf looked like Wario.

I think I’m the second person on the Internet to make this connection. The first came from the comment section of Windy City Gridiron, where this picture (which is better since it uses Photoshop) was created:

I like mine better, mainly because I made it and I didn’t even add a nose since his real mustache worked so well. Stay true to the original, brah.