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NFL and Concussions, Pt. II

In light of recent events in the National Football League, the focus on concussion trauma is even more under a microscope. The fire reignited recently when Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns was hit in the head by none other than Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. While I defended Harrison’s fined hits in the past, I knew from experience playing football at any level that while Harrison could argue McCoy was a runner, he lowered his helmet but didn’t go low to hit McCoy in the midsection as has been specified by the NFL. While many of the rules for hitting “defenseless” receivers or QB’s are still extremely lousy there is no black & white on proper or improper technique, rather all gray area, I felt this hit was appropriately judged and interpreted on the field and after the game by refs and the league. The problem with the hit wasn’t even as big a problem which lead to this post as what happened with McCoy afterwards. We knew it was a violent shot to the he

NFL Predictions - Week 16

Enigma's Picks: Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens Denver Broncos @ Buffalo Bills Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers Arizona Cardinals @ Cincinnati Bengals Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots New York Giants @ New York Jets St. Louis Rams @ Pittsburgh Steelers Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans Minnesota Vikings @ Washington Redskins San Diego Chargers @ Detroit Lions Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers Atlanta Falcons @  New Orleans Saints Sean's Picks: Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens Denver Broncos @ Buffalo Bills Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers Arizona Cardinals @ Cincinnati Bengals Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots New York Giants @ New York Jets St. Louis Rams @ Pittsburgh Steelers Jacks

Obesity Linked to Low Income [Duh]

So here I am sitting at the computer on Yahoo! the other day when I come across an article I found a little "interesting". It was more centralized to women, being one of those female-health online-magazine articles, but within the article, they argued with research that the results were consistent among men as well. So while nothing about this interested me to the point of "oh, this is something new to learn", I was interested in reading what I was sure would be classic, boneheaded comments from people interviewed on the subject (economists, scientists, and doctors). Among these putrid comments, stood one above all the rest. An economist had stated, "you would believe with all the money the high-income bracket obtains, they would be the ones more likely to suffer from obesity levels because they can afford more food." Clearly he's one of the high-income bracket members... I wouldn't have to do research or study anything on this topic

New Horizons...

...maybe they're not favorable. Kim Jong Il, the charismatic leader of the North Korean communist party, passed away over the weekend as a result of mental and physical stress. That means it's now time for his third son, Kim Jong Un, to take over the country. So here's to prayers he doesn't get too damn drunk and go fuck everyone up, because that's a crazy bastard right there.

NFL Predictions - Week 15

Enigma's Picks: Jacksonvilla Jaguars @ Atlanta Falcons Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City Chiefs New Orleans Saints @ Minnesota Vikings Washington Redskins @ New York Giants Cincinnati Bengals @ St. Louis Rams Detroit Lions @ Oakland Raiders Cleveland Browns @ Arizona Cardinals New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos New York Jets @ Philadelphia Eagles Baltimore Ravens @ San Diego Chargers Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Francisco 49ers Sean's Picks: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Atlanta Falcons Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City Chiefs New Orleans Saints @ Minnesota Vikings Washington Redskins @ New York Gian

NFL Predictions - Week 14

Sean's Picks: Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers Houston Texans @ Cincinnati Bengals Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Jacksonville Jaguars Philadelphia Eagles @ Miami Dolphins Kansas City Chiefs @ New York Jets New Orleans Saints @ Tennessee Titans New England Patriots @ Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals Chicago Bears @ Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders @ Green Bay Packers Buffalo Bills @ San Diego Chargers New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys St. Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks Enigma's Picks: Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers Houston Texans @ Cincinnati Bengals Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Jacksonville Jaguars Philadelphia Eagles @ Miami Dolphins Kansas City Chiefs @ New York Jets New Orleans Saints @ Tennessee Titans

NFL Predictions - Week 13

Enigma's Picks: Philadelphia Eagles @ Seattle Seahawks Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills Kansas City Chiefs @ Chicago Bears Atlanta Falcons @ Houston Texans Oakland Raiders @ Miami Dolphins Denver Broncos @ Minnesota Vikings Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers New York Jets @ Washington Redskins Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys @ Arizona Cardinals Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants St. Louis Rams @ San Francisco 49ers Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints San Diego Chargers @ Jacksonville Jaguars This week I have done something I never do.. Predict against my Redskins, but lately, whenever I pick the Jets to win, they lose, so if I want the Redskins to win, I must predict the Jets to win… Sean told me to! Sean's Picks: Philadelphia Eagles @ Seattle Seahawks Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills Kansas City Chiefs @ Chicago Bears Atlanta Falc