The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Pigskin

The Politics of Pigskin

On Saturday there was a tragedy in the NFL family when Kansas City LB Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend with whom he had a 3-month-old child before committing suicide by way of self-inflicted gunshot. It is reported that he spoke shortly with KC head coach Romeo Crennel and GM Scott Pioli in the the Chiefs parking lot before taking his life. [Kansas City Star]

Somberly moving on to game action from Sunday – 37-year-old Charlie Batch picked up a win over the rival Baltimore Ravens in what will probably be his last start as an NFL quarterback. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

You may not have noticed, but Adrian Peterson, who is coming off knee surgery, is dominating the competition. [screenshot]

On Sunday Tom Brady helped the Patriots lock up their 10th division title while he has been the starting QB. He has now passed Joe Montana for more division titles as a starting QB all time. [Boston Globe]

Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck continued this amazing year for rookie QBs as they both led their teams on game-winning drives in their respective 4th quarters. [][]

Things finally came to a head in New York and Mark Sanchez was benched. However, his replacement was not named Tebow. In fact, it was Greg McElroy. [ESPN]




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