I know that I haven’t been posting for the past few days, and I need to give you guys an explanation. The newest edition of Madden (Madden NFL 17) comes out on Tuesday (August 23, 2016). I have A LOT to do before then. I have spent the past few days working on things that I need to have finalized prior to September 6, when I move in at the University that I will be attending for the next four years (maybe less because my University has a quarter system, so I can get more done in a shorter period of time). You might be wondering how Madden and move-in day are related? Well, whenever a new Madden comes out, I like to play it as much as humanly possible. As a result, I try to get as much work done as possible, prior to the release date. So, my University paperwork has been taking up my time. To make matters more chaotic, my birthday is coming up soon, and it’s lucky #18. So, I’ve been getting paperwork done for that, too (i.e. signing up for selective service, renewing my driver’s license, etc.). AND, on top of THAT, with move-in day rapidly approaching, I’ve been trying to organize events to hang out with my friends before I leave. Last weekend, I listened to a Mormon choir rehearse so I could talk to my friend (who is in the choir) for 10 minutes. This weekend, I’m hosting a Lord of the Rings marathon for a group of friends, while trying to find time to go to the fair with 2 of them, and hit up the local arcade and Dairy Queen with another 4 of them. So, paperwork, friendships, and my love for video games has placed a slight hold on my blogging schedule, and will likely continue to do so through the weekend. I DO apologize, but everyone has to prioritize in this world. We can’t always do EVERYTHING that we want. There simply isn’t enough time in the day. Anyway, as I found some time now, here are a few NFL things:
- QB Colin Kaepernick didn’t play for the San Francisco 49ers against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Honestly, I’m beginning to wonder how much of a competition this is. QB Blaine Gabbert struggled against Houston, but he has the proper attitude in that he CARES and is there for his team. He has the support of his teammates, which is something I can’t say for Kaep, who tried to leave town during the offseason. I know performance is important in the NFL, but if Kaep isn’t available to perform, anyway, the job NEEDS to go to the guy who is doing everything (aside from performing) right.
- New York Giants K Josh Brown is facing suspension because of the resurfacing of a domestic violence case from last season. I haven’t seen the details (like I said, busy), but this is BAD news for the Giants. Obviously, if Brown did something wrong, then he needs to get suspended. The NFL shouldn’t tolerate domestic violence at all (which means they SHOULD fire the offenders), but a suspension is definitely a minimum, required punishment. When I heard this story, I was surprised because Brown is like, 40, now, which is really old for an NFL player, meaning he should be smarter than that. He was the Seattle Seahawks K back when QB Matt Hasselbeck was in his prime! Anyway, with Brown suspended, they Giants will need to find a replacement kicker (possibly new, permanent kicker because the Giants pride themselves on being a family organization and might release Brown for his actions), fast. As a Giants fan, I’m very concerned because Brown was a saving grace for the team. Whenever the offense failed to get into the endzone because of Ben McAdoo’s failure to get the ball in the hands of WR Odell Beckham Jr, Brown still got the Giants points. Where is the scoring going to come from now? Odell isn’t allowed to play ALL positions at once! Luckily, rookie WR Sterling Shepard looks to be capable of getting into the endzone as well, so at least Odell won’t be TOTALLY alone.
That’s all for TheHaysWay today, make sure to leave a comment on the daily news and/or whatever is on your mind, along with a much-appreciated like. Also, if you are not a follower and you like what you read, please become a follower so that I can add an extra smile to my face during my day. 🙂 I apologize again for the schedule mishaps. Have a pleasant tomorrow.