10 NFL Storylines That Everyone Will Get Sick Of By Week 2
With the NFL season right around the corner, I just wanted to give every NFL fan a taste of some of the things the media will be cramming down their eyes and ears before and during the season.
Every year there seems to be these storylines that are totally over done by sportscaster, reporters, and even schmos like me. Eventually you have heard all you need to hear about the subject and change the channel.
So why not start over-loading on these topics now?
I give you the 10 storylines that will be the most over-played and talked about during this NFL season.
Will the Saints Have a Hangover?
The only hangover happening this year in New Orleans is going to be from the hand grenades on Bourbon Street.
The Saints appear to be just as formidable a foe on paper as they were last year, but the same journalistic cliche of the defending champs will have a hangover will be used between now and the Thursday night opener against Favre and the Vikings.
And speaking of No. 4...
Will he or won't he?
Am I watching the NFL or a rerun of Friends?
I am personally sick of the whole Favre saga. Everyday there is a new report of him throwing a ball to some high school kid in Mississippi. What do you think he is doing? I know he isn't doing it to give back to his community!
All Favre is doing is playing the decision game so he can avoid training camp. There it is! That's your answer.
Then when he finally starts playing the folks in the press will be covering everything from a blister on his throwing arm to him getting New Orleans takeout flown in from Madison...
The New York Jets: AKA The Jersey Shore NFL Style
The Jets are getting a lot of talk about being a favorite to win the Super Bowl in February, and all of it is deserved.
They have a dominant defense. They have upgraded their WR core, added another shutdown corner, and LT. So who wouldn't talk about them?
But there is such thing as too much press. I think the Hard Knocks series and all of the main stream media attention will get old real quick, unless you are a Jets fan.
So get ready for the comparisons between them and the '85 Bears, Mark Sanchez and Broadway Joe, and anything else that the media can drum up.
Donovan the Redskin
So the Eagles parted ways with their veteran QB Donovan McNabb and he is now a Redskin. That should be all that is said.
Unfortunately, come opening day, there will surely be feature stories about him being traded on most of the majore pre-game shows. Plus I am sure before the 'Skins play the Eagles that it will be all Donovan, all the time.
Can Big Ben Keep It In His Pants For Six Weeks?
As of the time this article was written Ben Rothlisberger is out for the first six games as a result of him being a drunken whore mongor.
Undoubtedly, we will have to here reports of how the Steelers will do, or are doing under the leadership of Byron Leftwich.
Then we will have the follow up on how Big Ben is coping with having to watch from the sidelines. In my opinion, the only thing that would make that interview even remotely interesting is if it takes place at Scores with Bill Clinton and David Duchovny getting lap dances.
We had to hear all about it when he was at Florida, and nothing will change now that he is a Denver Bronco.
Every time he enters the game, even on the punt team as a blocker, ESPN will show the highlight. God help us if he eats a hot dog on the sideline ala Mark Sanchez.
Trust me, you will be sick of Tebow before the preseason even ends.
Can the Cowboys Make the Super Bowl?
Dallas and the new Texas Stadium will host this year's Super Bowl and I am sure from Week 1 forward, the press will have nothing but stories about whether the Cowboys can earn a home field Super Bowl.
This story, unlike some of the others has a chance to die if the Cowboys come out flat.
Either way, look to be Cowboy'd out to start the season, and I think they may be good enough to hear the Super Bowl-home field talks until late in the season.
There will be so much talk about a lockout in 2011 that it will either dampen the 2010 season, or make you appreciate what you have each and every Sunday from September through January.
The odds of a lockout of some sort appears eminent, but I am sure the TV journalists, the masters of doom and gloom will find a way to seriously upset most football fans.
I am all about a little chatter about how negotiations are going between both the greedy side and the greedier side, but there is such thing as too much analyzing the unknown.
Focus on the football ESPN, Fox, CBS, and NBC.
Tom Brady's Contract
We are already hearing about Brady and his negotiations with the Pats for a new contract. If he doesn't get what he wants by the beginning of the year, watch out Gossip Girl; there's a new drama in town.
There is no reason the Patriots should have waited this long to re-negotiate his deal. Brady is one of the best in the league at QB, and will probably go down as one of the bests of all time.
So until you give him what he wants, reporters and journalists will continue to overload you with $$$$ signs and stats.
Just give him the money so we don't have to listen to it all season Kraft man!
Ochocinco and Ochouno
As a Bengals fan I cringed when I had heard the news that T.O. had landed in Cincy. The team already had one big mouth receiver in Ochocinco. Now they have two.
Two giant egos that have horrible reality TV shows, and will want their catches.
This could go wrong very quick, or it could go very well. Either way it pans out I am sure we will here about it nearly every week until T.O. is sent packing once again in 2011.
Other Potential Plot-lines
There will certainly be other story-lines that will irritate us and invade our TV's each week, so here are a few others that may creep up there.
There will always be an overkill done on the team that is making an out-of-nowhere run. This year I think the Dolphins and Bears could be very strong, and I think the Seahawks may get a little wind beneath their wings under Pete Carroll.
I also think anything Wes Welker does early in the season will be big, as will anything any of the top rookies do (I think Jimmy Clausen will have a solid year).
Finally, when it gets down to playoff time, the experts will always find some way to connect players or coaches from them opposing team to try and create a niche for the game, if it even needs it.
As always, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong...