Weekly? Whatever you say...
Welcome to the negativity-free analysis (or whatever you call it) of the Patriots! Hope you enjoy some history and other fun extras!
Stuff Gronk Says
Love him or hate him, there's no denying that Rob Gronkowski is an important and interesting part of this current Patriots team.
Here are his best quotes:
Since it's summer...
The newest of the commercials!!! So excited to see these back! Enjoy this and your summer!
This one is the original best! There are some other good ones but this one hits home. Be sure to check out the other ones too because they are also funny.
Did you know that the Vikings were named after the Scandinavian culture in Minnesota?
Did you also know that 'Purple People Eaters' was the nickname for the defense in the 70s? Alan Page, a Purple People Eater, became the first ever defensive player to win the NFL MVP.
Home Sweet Home
After enduring the cold seasons at TCF Bank Stadium, the Vikings now will play at a *much* warmer and shinier stadium. Starting this season, the Vikings will play at U.S. Bank Stadium and now everyone can enjoy the indoor aspect (fans, players, coaches, employees,etc.)
Who remembers that playoff game against Seattle? That was extremely cold!!! I'm sorry if I brought back horrible memories, Vikings fans. We all felt for you after that game and we wish the best season for you this year.
Headwear: The dominant fashion in Minnesota is the Helga hat. The typical Viking-style hat can be seen all over the stadium and is modeled by this gorgeous model here.
Fight Song: "Skol, Vikings" has been the fight song since the first season in 1961. Here's the actual song:
Horn: The gjallarhorn is typically played during games. The gjallarhorn is from Norse mythology and is known as the "yelling horn".
The third (and second in the series) team from sunny Florida! This team has great history and it's exciting to share about the oldest AFC team from the Deep South.
This year should be commonly known to football fans as the year the Dolphins never lost. They became the only team to go 17-0 in every game including the Super Bowl. So many teams have tried to copy the record but they fall flat (anyone remember the Patriots vs. Giants Super Bowl before the other one that happened?) The crazy part about this record was that they lost their starting quarterback to a broken leg and still won the rest of the games with the backup! If that doesn't prove how valuable backups are, I don't know what will.
The year after that historic season, the Dolphins made history again and won a second Super Bowl (they haven't won since..).
Miami Dolphins Hall Of Famers:
Nick Buoniconti (1969-1974, 1976)
Larry Csonka (1968-1974, 1979)
Bob Griese (1967-1980)
Jim Langer (1970-1979)
Larry Little (1969-1980)
Dan Marino (1983-1999)
Don Shula (1970-1995)
Dwight Stephenson (1980-1987)
Paul Warfield (1970-1974)
In 2009, the Dolphins once released a new fight song by Jimmy Buffett and T-Pain featuring Pitbull, but it received such bad reception that it only lasted a game.
Ever wondered if the Dolphins ever had a live dolphin at games? Find out the answer below!
Meet Dolfan Denny
I'll leave with a joke....
I'm somewhat lying when I said that this a weekly thing because I missed last week and I'm so sorry about that. I'll make it up to all of you by posting TWO teams this week!
Meet the NFL's newest/oldest team! So excited to see football back in Los Angeles because football fans in that area were conflicted for years on who to cheer for. The only issue with the Rams being back is that those fans have to decide whether they stick with their old team or go with the new team. The good news is that some stayed faithful to the Rams and already make up a good portion of the fan base. Here's what you need to know about this team:
Hall Of Famers:
George Allen (1966-1970)
Eric Dickerson (1983-87)
Marshall Faulk (1999-2005)
Tom Fears (1948-1956)
Kevin Greene (1985-1992)
Elroy Hirsch (1949-1957)
David (Deacon) Jones (1961-1971)
Tom Mack (1966-1978)
Ollie Matson (1959-1962)
Merlin Olsen (1962-1976)
Orlando Pace (1997-2008)
Dan Reeves (1941-1971)
Les Richter (1954-1962)
Jackie Slater (1976-1995)
Norm Van Brocklin (1949-1957)
Bob Waterfield (1945-1952)
Jack Youngblood (1971-1984)
The new stadium for the Rams is not new at all because they played there back in the day. Actually many people played there back in the day and we'll go over that below. The Coliseum is used nowadays for games for the University of Southern California. If you haven't watched a USC game on Saturday, then here's a good view of where the Rams will play until the new, beautiful home is built in Inglewood in 2019.
Puig Your Friend
In case you didn't know, the Rams drafted a quarterback who was a Giants fan and now has to face the issue of sharing the city with his team's rival. He infamously tweeted about his thoughts for Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig back in 2013 and of course, it resurfaced on Draft Day and was discovered by Puig himself.
*Spoiler Alert: They made up!*
View the slideshow below that tracks the new friendship:
Hollywood is calling!
To learn more about the team, watch Hard Knocks this summer! This show goes more in depth with the team and will put the spotlight on players trying to make the roster and not get cut. This is one of my favourites because of how fun the players are. I definitely recommend this show but I do have some warnings....
Viewer Discretion Advised: Yes, there is some bad language and by some, I mean A LOT. The amount of bad language does depend on the team but you will hear it.
Emotional Content: You may or may not cry but you may feel something inside. Watching all-around good guys being told that football may not be their thing anymore really hurts. Especially when they talk about how it was their dream to play this game they loved as a little boy.
Those are main two warnings but you may pick up on other things as you watch the show, like how players really act compared to what they put out on social media.
I hope you learned what you wanted to know!! We will see this team in the summer!