The episodic and iconic changes are up and coming in this year's NFL season; there are things that we have gotten, well, used to, that have left us in the NFL and has changed it in dramtic proportions. Let's take a look into it and see what these changes are, in my opinion, in their order of signifigance, from least to greatest.
Well i think this was sort of an unneeded thing to do, but they needed a new spike, a new fire, a new passion, especially after going 5-11 last year after people expected them to make the Super Bowl. But I'm not thinking this is definitely what Jacksonville needs.
All I have to say is that I hope Matthew Stafford does well, because these logo and uniform designs wont help. The Lions needed something better than the old "Bubbles," I must admit, but that's not all they're going to need to win a game.
I have to say, this was a clever idea by the NFL and EA Sports, two great athletes from Super Bowl XLIII are on the cover. Now we can curse two players at once, and when you have some family that likes the Steelers, they're not that excited about it.
This is a very key change to the NFL, people have become very used to seeing him on the Broncos sideline, not anymore. The last existing memory of John Elway and three years with Shanahan are now a distant memory,it will feel strange not seeing him around, but who knows, he could be back sooner than you know.
One Of the biggest traditions in the NFL has moved for the first time in 30 years, even though the Pro Bowls following will return to Hawaii. It is in question if the NFL will permanently move the Pro Bowl to the Super Bowl site in the distant future, time will tell.
The most successful African-American coach in NFL history is now retired. This will be a big missing hole in the NFL and he will be greatly missed on the Indianapolis sidelines. With a superbowl win, six consecutive 12 or more win seasons, and a legacy that will remain with the Colts forever, his absence will not go unnoticed.
One of the most historic NFL stadiums will be demolished in early 2010, and this will be the Cowboys inaugural year in their new stadium, leaving Texas Stadium behind. While calling Texas Stadium their home, the Cowboys won five Super Bowls ( two vs. the Bills, don't even get me started) and created many great moments in this stadium; it will be missed greatly.
The iconic announcer in the NFL, the king of the Madden NFL games, is calling it quits on his commentating career. He IS football. His whole life has been surrounded by football. You may not hear his voice often anymore, but the legend of John Madden will live forever through the annals of time.
Maybe the greatest Quarterback in NFL history will be gone. It will be the first Sunday, opening weekend, since 1992, that we will not see Favre taking snaps for a team. He has had a legacy in the NFL: three straght MVP awards, the first player to do so, won seven division championships with the Green Bay Packers, and owns almost all of the passing records in the NFL. Although rumors are sprouting up about his return, I believe he will look at a Minnesota deal, and shrug his shoulders, turn it down, and sit down in his home and reflect on his career, and look foward to his post-career. In this case, he will be greatly missed in the NFL, and his legacy will remain engraved in our hearts, minds, and souls. We'll miss you Brett, have a great post-career, you are one of the greatest to play this sport. Good Luck.