It is Sunday, which means that tomorrow is Monday (Oh no!)
Don’t worry though because we have lots of links to get you through your coffee and breakfast cereal and sausage and bacon and eggs and whatever else you might be eating on this morning.
First up, we have a little bit of in-house promoting/plugging/whatever to do. This is from the always fantastic Kristine Reese. Kristine wrote a top performances recap of the NFL Combine. This is a fantastic article to read as you’re chowing down on your french toast.
Elsewhere at the combine, the fine folks over at SB Nation put together a video, using the soundtrack from Chariots of Fire, of offensive linemen running the 40-yard dash. Trust me when I say this! Those offensive linemen can probably run the 40 a lot faster than a good percentage of sportswriters.
Speaking of sportswriters, a whole bunch of them gathered around Saturday afternoon to ask questions to LB draft prospect and former Notre Dame player Manti Te’o. Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star wrote a column about the Te’o presser, which you can read here.
There’s a lot these NFL teams are looking for at the NFL Combine. For the Miami Dolphins, they are in search for a wide receiver. The Dolphins have the 12th pick in the NFL Draft. However, one former Dolphin player feels the team should go for a tight end, specifically Tyler Eifert from Notre Dame. Nick Buoniconti made the plea last week to Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Whether or not the Dolphins go that route remains to be seen.
If you’re looking for one good combine feature, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote up something on former Bengals running back coach Jim Anderson, who retired last month after 29 seasons in the league. Anderson was in Indianapolis to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Fritz Pollard Alliance.
That’s enough of the combine talk for now though. You haven’t even touched that grapefruit yet!
Today’s strange story comes courtesy of the New York Daily News. Okay now, raise your internet hand if you’ve ever won a Super Bowl bet! *Waits 5-10 seconds*
Okay, now keep your hand up if that bet landed you $20,000. *Waits 10 more seconds*
Well, those of you that did win $20,000 in the Super Bowl, you’re not alone. A 13-year-old in Queens, NY by the name of Johnny (last name withheld), has been partaking in the betting of NFL games with his father Danny (also last name withheld.) According to the Daily News, Johnny bought a square in the betting pool for $500. The father and son had been betting on games for much of the season. Don’t ask me to go into further detail because I’m not really a sports gambler.
That’s enough news, I think. Chances are, you’re probably already on your second cup of coffee. But hey, what would a Sunday edition of the Morning Blitz be without advertisements to buy things. Well, we’re not really advertising technically, but we do have some fun NFL-related stuff you can buy.
The Danbury Mint has available a small stadium replica of Metropolitan Stadium, where the Vikings played for many seasons. It can be yours for $75. Now, the Danbury Mint has other stadium replicas, including the Pontiac Silverdome, without…well…the dome part. I guess the dome is sold separately.
That’s all I have for today. By the way, are you going to have that last sausage link?