The Anguished Repose blog is going on a brief hiatus…Going to Chicago!

Hello, gif fans…

Just a heads-up, the Anguished Repose blog will be going a brief hiatus. My nephew will be graduating Navy Boot Camp next week, in Chicago.

It’s a wonderful time – Cannot wait to see him!

As a result, I will be away from my computer, and this blog, for about two weeks. I am looking at this trip, like a long, overdue vacation and I am more excited about it than you can imagine.

This blog will return with its regularly scheduled program, with all its gif glory, on the 13th of October.

I look forward to seeing you all then…

But until then?

Football player scores goal bouncing off referee's head


Keep gif’ing, folks…

But, always, gif safely.


As safely as possible.

See you October 13th!

Stupid Man Tricks – Making Him Work For Something, Edition!


Peyton Manning made breaking the touchdown pass record look easy.


Not everyone on his team decided to make it easy on him.

Gif of the Day: Denver Bronco Receivers Playing Keep Away With Peyton Manning's Record Setting Ball


And good for them.

After all…

He should have to WORK for something.

News Mash: Peyton Manning feels the love…While Matt Schaub? Not so much!

As any NFL football fan will tell you?

Depending on the quality of the quarterbacks…

A football team either rises or falls from glory.

Sadly, for Matt Schaub?

He is taking the full brunt of this truth from some extremely scary, and misdirected, Houston Texan fans:

[via CBSLocal]Fans Accost Matt Schaub At His Home

Houston – (CBS HOUSTON): A source close to law enforcement told The Fred and Ted Show late Tuesday evening that Houston Police were contacted by the NFL after fans approached Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub at his home and berated him for his recent poor play.

No arrests were made.

“A fan went to his house and told him off,” said the source, adding that another person “took pictures of his family,” which were allegedly posted on Facebook. Fortunately, neither Schaub nor anyone in his family was hurt.

The irate fans left on their own accord before police could respond, and it’s believed Schaub and the Texans contacted NFL Security which asked for assistance from the Houston Police Department after the incident, according to the source.

Schaub has been under intense scrutiny following the team’s disastrous 2-3 start which has included the much maligned quarterback throwing a Pick-Six interception in an NFL-record four consecutive games. The Texans return home to Reliant Sunday at noon when they welcome the St. Louis Rams to town.

…[Read More]

Whereas Peyton Manning?


He is experiencing just the exact opposite, when it comes to fanfair reactions to his playing of late.

So much so?

His fans…

Are putting their money where there mouth is:

[via AP] Broncos biggest NFL favorite ever in Vegas books ~By TIM DAHLBERGi love peyton manning a lot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It looked like a mismatch even before Peyton Manning hooked up for his first touchdown pass to Wes Welker and the rest of the NFL found out just how bad the Jacksonville Jaguars really are.

But now it’s official. The Denver Broncos are the biggest favorite ever in an NFL game in this gambling city, a whopping four-touchdown pick Sunday at home against the hapless Jaguars.

Sports books in and around Las Vegas make Manning and the Broncos a 28-point favorite over Jacksonville, unheard of in an industry where half-point swings can be huge and most teams are rated within a few points of each other. But even the big line hasn’t stopped people from betting money on the Broncos, even after they didn’t cover the spread in Sunday’s 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

“It didn’t take people long to jump on the Broncos bandwagon, which is at its capacity now,” said Jay Kornegay, who runs the sports book at the LVH hotel. “And we expect that to continue.”

…[Read More]

Big, GLARING, differences between these two quarterbacks.

So much so?


THIS (me) Houston Texan fan is rooting for the Broncs to win it ALL this year!

And all because?

It’s so very inspiring to watch a team being led by a quarterback who gives the game 100%…

Every. Single. Game!

News Mash: The Cowboys really ARE America’s Team…Could be why Americans are FAT!

Ah yeah…

The new football season approaches.

Are YOU ready for some football?

Bet you are…

And given the academic weight of THIS (below) study the chances of YOUR team being the Dallas Cowboys…

Are better than most;

[via DailyMail] The Cowboys really ARE America’s Team: Study ranking NFL’s most loyal fans shows Dallas come out on top – and the Oakland Raiders finish last ~By Michael Zennie

The Dallas Cowboys have worn the nickname ‘America’s Team’ as a badge of honor for 35 years, and now two university professors have given some academic weight to that title.

A study from Emory University in Atlanta found that the Cowboys, long a fixture on America’s TV sets, have the most loyal fan base in the NFL.

The study measured fan attendance on game day and controlled for factors like the size and wealth of the market and whether fans still turn up when the team isn’t performing so well on the field.

The Cowboys came out on top in that equation. The perennial powerhouse team the New England Patriots came in second and the hapless New York Jets ranked third.

The Oakland Raiders, a team plagued by mediocrity, comes out at the bottom of the ranking, having the least loyal fans in the league, according to the study.

…[Read More]

But please, keep this in mind when rooting for your team this year?

Losing NFL teams?

Have fatter fans!

[Which makes sense, a lot of sense actually, considering Americans are notoriously overweight.]

[via BDLSports]Losing NFL Teams Have Fatter Fans, According To Study ~by Jared

Losing is the path to the fat side. Losing leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to donuts. Donuts lead to getting fat. I sense many donuts in you.

That’s the finding from a study in the journal Psychological Science, which took a look at what happens the day after an NFL game. In many cases, it’s not pretty.

One would think that more binge eating occurs after your team wins. But that’s not usually the case, according to the study.

The journal, Psychological Science, took a look at what happens to fans the day after an NFL game and found that supporters of the winning team tended to eat healthier foods, while the losing team fans tended to eat more saturated fats and sugars.

And, on average, fans ate about 16 percent more than they usually ate on Mondays, according to researchers from the Insead Business School.

Researchers said that it didn’t much matter if the fan was male or female.

So why does this happen? Researchers think that when a team wins, it boosts fans’ self control. When they lose, people are more likely to eat because they feel an identity threat.

…[Read More]


I would say I was shocked…

But honestly, have you been to any sports bar lately, when Dallas is playing?

Explains a LOT.


Is there an escape from threatened destruction, a rescue coming for me?

“For someone who needs refuge, a key is provided.”
― Anna Keesey, Little Century

I want one person who needs me


“Anxiously you ask, ‘Is there a way to safety? Can someone guide me? Is there an escape from threatened destruction?’ The answer is a resounding yes! I counsel you: Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, ‘This way to safety; this way to home.”
Thomas S. Monson

News Mash: Tim Tebow is out of a job. Hmm, maybe he should try modeling lingerie for men!


Poor Tim Tebow!

Did you hear?

Apparently the unlucky Heisman Trophy winner from 2011…

Has been released from the Jets training camp!


Oh, no!!!!!!

[via NYPost]Jets release Tim Tebow ~By BRIAN COSTELLO

Tebow Time is up.

The Jets released popular backup quarterback Tim Tebow on Monday morning, The Post has learned. The move comes three days after they drafted Geno Smith in the second round to compete with Mark Sanchez, David Garrard and Greg McElroy for the starting quarterback spot.

It ends Tebow’s 13 months with the Jets that were more memorable for all of the headlines than anything that actually happened on the field. The Jets acquired him from the Broncos in March 2012 for a fourth-round draft pick (the two teams also swapped later draft picks).

The Jets confirmed the news with a press release that included a quote from coach Rex Ryan.

“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” Ryan said in the statement. “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward.”

Tebow reported to the Jets training center in Florham Park to work out this morning, according to a source. Before he made it to the weight room, he was summoned to general manager John Idzik’s office where he was informed of his release by Idzik and Ryan.

…[Read More]

Poor boy needs another job!

But as much as I love the guy, (all for purely athletic appreciative purposes, of course)…

The chances of him getting picked up as a free agent?

Slim to none.

No worries though, Tim!

Anguished Repose has found just the job for you:

[via Metro]Lingerie firm launches women’s underwear for menMen's lingerie, underwear

HommeMystere are hoping their new range of lingerie for males, which includes thongs and padded bras, will change the landscape of men’s underwear.

The Australian firm said their under garments include ‘comfortable men’s panties that really do fit, bra straps that don’t fall off the shoulder, teddies that don’t ride up halfway through the night and quality soft fabrics that feel great for all day wear’.

The label already has a UK seller so men this side of the world can look forward to more ‘enjoyable’ pants.

And the company are keen to stress the garments are not just for gay men.

They added: ‘We provide our lingerie for guys.

‘We are not concerned if you are gay, straight, vegetarian, republican, anglican, martian or any other persuasion.

‘We just design and manufacture attractive luxury underwear for men.’

…[Read More]

Oh, come on….


Tim Tebow is a good looking man.

Can’t you see him in a cute little pink nightie?



Just me then.

I can do modeling

News Mash: An “ideal to strive towards…to accomplish wonders”? Sorry, Super, already there!

The new ‘Man of Steel’ movie trailer is out…

Have you seen it?

Very moving!

Superman is back…

And apparently?

Bent on giving man a goal to strive towards.

Not sure that we need a superhero to do that however.

Because mankind today?

Never ceases to amaze me.

[via The Blaze]See the Incredibly-Moving Moment an Entire Hockey Stadium Sang the National Anthem in Honor of Boston Terror Victims ~Billy Hallowell

With just days passing since the nation was gripped by the horrific terror attack at the Boston Marathon, residents are attempting to return to some semblance of normalcy. On the sports front, the Boston Bruins hosted the Buffalo Sabres for a hockey game at TD Garden tonight — an event that also offered up an extremely moving rendition of the national anthem.

Honoring the first responders who saved countless lives during Monday’s terror, the Huffington Post reports that the Boston Fire Department Honor Guard was on-hand. As is traditionally the case, before the game, a sole performer sang the beginning of the anthem. Rene Rancourt, a fixture at Bruins games, started the song and, before long, the entire stadium joined in.

Rather than a few sparse participants yelling words from the stands, the entire room boomed with the voices of men, women and children singing the familiar lyrics in unison. Rancourt lowered his mic so that the audience could be heard. As HuffPo notes, it was “an emotional moment for a city still reeling from recent tragedy.”

Here’s video of the touching National Anthem performance — a moving tribute to those who were lost and impacted by Monday’s violence:

…[Read More]

And they surprise me?

In the most fantastic…

Amazing ways.

Moved to tears right now.

Because my heart, as well as the world’s…

Is with you Boston!

Boston Strong

News Mash: Poverty rates spike for all Americans… Who are NOT Tony Romo!

No matter what the White house might say to the contrary?

If you actually LIVE in the U.S. & do not benefit from making 400K a year…

Oh, excuse me, I mean 380K a year? (Cause yeah, Obama took a whopping 5% salary cut to “help out”. *rolls eyes* Woo freaking hoo.)

YOU know just how hard times are, these days:

[via YahooNews]Help shrinks as poverty spikes in the US ~by Steven r. Hurst, Associated Press

…The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s when President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the federal government’s so-called War on Poverty.

As President Barack Obama began his second term in January, nearly 50 million Americans — one in six — were living below the income line that defines poverty, according to the bureau. A family of four that earns less than $23,021 a year is listed as living in poverty. The bureau said 20 percent of the country’s children are poor.

…[Read More]

That is…

Unless you are a crappy quarterback who can’t get his team to the super bowl.

Cause then?

Oh, yeah…

Economic times are just coming up ROSES for you!

[via]Tony Romo New Highest Paid NFL Player After Taxes

Texas Further Demonstrates Its Economic Prosperity With No State Income Tax

Over Easter weekend, franchise quarterback Tony Romo signed a 6-year $108 million contract extension to remain with the Dallas Cowboys. While the estimated $18 million per year makes Romo the fifth highest paid player based on salary, he is actually the new highest paid player after taxes in the NFL.

The Cowboys QB now claims the top spot previously held by Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints because of no state income tax in Texas. With Romo’s income tax burden being 39.6 percent – the top marginal federal income tax rate in the U.S. – and estimated tax liability of $7.12 million, he still stands to earn $752,000 more than Brees.

…[Read More]

My, oh my.

How wonderful it must be for those precious few, who can totally FAIL at your job?

And yet still you are rewarded.


Good to know [Source]

News Mash: It’s enough to cause a brain aneurysm…$120.6M for a football player? Seriously?!

I’m a football fan.

I adore the pageantry, the violence, and all those cute, burly men, running around sweating and in tight, bright spandex pants.


What’s not to love?

But I must say, it’s news like THIS (below)…

Which makes me love the sport a little less, than oh I don’t know, say discovering I have a brain aneurysm, which will likely rupture in my near future, killing me dead:

[via USAToday]Joe Flacco: $120.6M made me feel ‘like I was respected around here’

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Joe Flacco takes issue with the notion that winning a Super Bowl MVP factored heavily in his new $120.6 million contract, the most lucrative in NFL history.

Said the Ravens quarterback, upon signing his six-year contract Monday afternoon: “I’m worth what I’m worth.”

He added: “I think I bring to the table what I bring to the table. The fact that we won the Super Bowl just comes with that. If we didn’t win the Super Bowl this year, I still think I’m worth the same. It may not be seen that way, but that’s the bottom line. I think I give this team the best chance to win moving forward, whether we won or lost.”

…[Read More]

I’m sorry…


I don’t care how good they are with the ball, how good they are in offense, how good they are in defense, how many points they make for their team; I don’t care if they can crap balls, shoot defensive lasers from their fingers or speed down the field via little in-born roller blades on the bottom of their feet…


In today’s day and age, people are getting their butt kicked by the bad economy & THIS (above) scumbag thinks he is WORTH 120 million dollars?


I got news for you, honey, NO ONE is worth 120 million dollars.

Well, except maybe the guy who finally gets the U.S. out of the present economic hole it has dug itself in, but I don’t see THAT guy anywhere in my near future either…

Which sadly pains me, just as much as my proverbial brain aneurysm.

Dammit, I tell ya, its enough to make me wanna do THIS (below):

A lizard that squirts blood – from its eyes? Just watch, it might save the lizard’s life.

*shoots blood from my eyes*

“I’m worth what I’m worth.”

120 million dollars a year!


You have GOT to be kidding me?



News Mash: If Obama’s “man card” gets revoked? He needs to get this ring to help get it back!

Revoking a dude’s “man card”?

I get that you disagree with his politics and all…

But whoa, dude. *shakes head sadly*

Is this really necessary?

[via Mediaite] Glenn Beck has taken it upon himself to officially “revoke” President Obama‘s “man card.” Beck was responding to the president’s comments to CBS News’ Scott Pelley during a pre-Super Bowl interview that he’d “have to think about it” before letting his hypothetical son play football.

Beck played a clip from the interview on his online show and interjected the word “girl” in between the president’s statements, before switching into a “female” voice to mock him. When Obama was finished making his rather cautious comments on the matter, Beck began his full-on attack.

“His man card has been revoked by me, and that’s saying something” Beck said. “When I’m saying you’re a girl, you are absolutely 100% girl power.” He proceeded to slam the president for getting too “philosophical” and “complex” in his answers to questions, which according to Beck was further evidence of Obama’s femininity.

Referring to Obama’s nuanced approach to the football issue, Beck continued, “You’re a full-fledged woman. I never heard anybody but a woman say that.” He explained that only women are concerned about the dangers of football and “every guy, even me, says ‘relax.’”

Taking a stern tone, Beck said, “Stop being such a chick, Mr. President. Stop it. You’re commander-in-chief. Not chick-in-chief.”

…[Read More]

Answer: No. It Is Not.


Not a big fan of Obama’s myself, but the “man card” needs to be left the heck alone.

It is, after all, how they “identify”.

What is a man, WITHOUT his man card?

without a man card

And because he is?

Decided to do what I could to up Obama’s man-points, since  Glenn Beck harshly decided to take some away and all for his foolish football comments.

[Though woosie-fied they may be.]

Here you go, Obama…

The perfect ring for you, to up your much dwindling man-points:

[via The Blaze] Although jewelry might be on a lady’s Valentine’s Day wish list, it’s likely not a No.1 seller for the relationship-celebrating holiday when it comes to men. But this titanium “man ring” might be an exception.

BooneRings Man Ring Reveals Hidden Tools Like an Unfolding Swiss Army Knife

The $385 ring by BooneRings on Etsy has the following tools hidden inside of it that unfold like a Swiss Army knife:

It has a working bottle opener, a straight blade perfect for cutting packing tape or fishing line, a serrated blade for tougher things like nylon strapping or those tough to open electronics heat sealed packages, a saw for cutting plastic and wood, and it has a comb! Although the comb is tiny, it actually does a surprisingly good job on the ‘stache or head! You would be amazed at just how handy this ring is.

…[Read More]


Wear it proudly.

And please just ignore football all together.


I’m alive and love this city – Save Me, San Francisco…And Colin Kaepernick!

Every man should be allowed to love two cities, his own and San Francisco.
~Gene Fowler

If you're not alive


San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.
~Paul Kantner

News Mash: Sure, fake girlfriends are bad, but real girlfriends are expensive..Just ask Tiger!

The people who actually ask:

“Why would creating a fake girlfriend be necessary?”

I’m pretty sure…

Are not asking the RIGHT question.

[via The Blaze] The Manti Te’o mystery isn’t getting much clearer.

After the Notre Dame linebacker’s tragic, heartwarming story about playing through the death of his girlfriend was revealed to be an elaborate hoax, Te’o — and the university — insisted he had been the victim of a cruel prank.

Te’o and Notre Dame said the star player learned on Dec. 6 that “Lennay Kekua” was not real — but that’s odd, because Te’o talked about publicly at least twice after the fact.

“I don’t like cancer at all. I lost both my grandparents and my girlfriend to cancer,” Te’o told reporters before the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York City on Dec. 8.

Then in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 9, Te’o said of the decision to play a game days after Lennay Kekua supposedly died: “She made me promise, when it happened, that I would stay and play.”

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick cast Te’o as having been tricked into an online romance with a woman using a fake name, and then being fooled into believing she had died of leukemia the same day his grandmother — really — died in September. Te’o became a campus hero for leading Notre Dame to its best season in decades after battling back from the devastating dual losses, even coming in second for the Heisman.

Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday that some Notre Dame administrators actually pushed for a public disclosure last week, but were pressed by Te’o’s agent to hold off until Monday so the linebacker could “release his version of events.” That didn’t happen, and the story broke on Wednesday. also cast serious doubt on the idea of Te’o as a victim, speaking with sources who attested to Te’o’s closeness with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man believed to have posed online as Lennay Kekua. A woman who was Facebook friends with Tuiasosopo told Deadspin, “Manti and Ronaiah are family, or at least family friends,” while another friend of Tuiasosopo’s said he was “80 percent sure” Te’o was “in on it” and said the two had schemed to create Kekua’s death for publicity.

…[Read More]


The question should not be so much “Why?”…

As much as it should be “Why the Hell NOT!?!?”

I mean, just ask Tiger Woods.

A man who?

Would have benefited from a fake girlfriend or two…

Instead of sexing it up with like a million of REAL ones:

[via Jezebel] Tiger Woods Re-Proposes to Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren with $200 Million Prenup Because OH, SURE, WHY Man I wish I had fake girlfriendsNOT ~ by Lindy West

Well, this can only go well. I mean, the only thing Tiger Woods is better at than golf is fucking up marriages to Elin Nordegren. So why not give it another go-round, eh? You could go two for two! Win a fine blazer! For the wedding theme, they’re wavering between “Best Idea-Havers in Sports History,” “Fucking That Ass That I Own,” and “lolololololololooololllololooloollol.” The bridesmaids will wear matching dresses in golden-showering-upon-a-porn-star-yellow. Best wishes to the blushing lovebirds.

The shamed sportsman, who was exposed for his serial cheating behind Elin’s back in 2009, is desperate to win her back, the magazine claims, offered a $200 million prenup to the stunning Swede.

And she is said to be considering the proposal, but only if he includes a $350 million anti-cheating clause.
Elin, 33, who had children Samantha, five, and three-year-old Charlie with the ace, won a $110 million settlement when she divorced Woods.

Now she is said to feel the new deal, worth more than half of Woods’ $600 million, would be enough to keep him from cheating again.

…[Read More]


When it comes to fake vs REAL?

Fake does have its benefits.

Cause I have never heard of a fake girlfriend costing ANY man 200-350 million dollars.

Just something to think about.

Poetic Celebrity Parody – This Bit Of Celebrity That I’m Makin’ Edition!

Don’t be bitter
Don’t be hatin’
This bit of celebrity…
That I’m makin’

I’m your girlfriend
You should be proud
That I’m this beautiful…
Surely no dowd

So suck it up
My quarterback chump
You are now the boyfriend of a celebrity!

Oh, you should be SOOO happy!

Media Ignores[Source]

[via The Superficial] Thanks to Brent Musburger‘s pacemaker rocketing out of his penis during the BCS Championship, Katherine Webb became an instant Internet sensation which apparently pissed off her boyfriend, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, who thinks everyone should be talking about how awesome his football team is and nothing else. NOTHING ELSE! I’m sorry, baby, coach’s been riding me and keeps giving me these pills… TMZ reports:

McCarron made it clear to her — he’s not happy that the media is ignoring his accomplishments on the field. We’re told Webb is taking her relationship seriously and thinks the publicity could torpedo things with A.J.
In fact, we’re told one major media outlet showed up to Webb’s front door this morning looking to speak with Katherine … but she turned them down. We’re told she also backed out of several interviews that were already scheduled.

You’re probably thinking, yeesh, the only thing that could make this thing worse is a forced statement that makes you think he hit her, so here’s a forced that makes you think he hit her: …

…[Read More]

News Mash: When it comes to Tim Tebow? Hope is about all fans have left.

Poor, poor Tim Tebow.

Is he the best quarterback out there?

Pffft, not even close.

He’s marginal (though extremely pretty) at best.


He doesn’t deserve THIS:

[via CBSLocal New York] NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Once the Jets’ season wrapped up in disappointing fashion against the Buffalo Bills, it seemed almost certain that it was the last time Tim Tebow would ever wear the Jets’ colors.

It turns out that might not be so.

As the season progressed, and Tebow’s playing time continued to be limited, reports came out that the Jets would release or trade Tebow in the offseason. Reports then indicated that Tebow, who was leapfrogged by third-string quarterback Greg McElroy when Mark Sanchez was struggling, would request to be let go by New York.

Many pointed to the Jaguars, Tebow’s hometown team, as a logical destination for the former first-round pick.

Jacksonville, coming off a disastrous 2-14 season, had expressed interest in bringing the backup quarterback back home.

But then general manager Gene Smith was fired, and on Thursday the team announced that head coach Mike Mularkey will be relieved of his duties.

Dave Caldwell is the new GM in Jacksonville, and he doesn’t appear to be on-board with bringing in the unconventional quarterback.

Speaking at his introductory press conference on Thursday, Caldwell said, “I can’t imagine a scenario where (Tebow) will be a Jacksonville Jaguar.”

Caldwell went on to say that even if Tebow is released, he doesn’t see himself bringing the 25-year-old in.

…[Read More]

For s former first round draft pick…

It must be hard to watch all of the break-out young quarterbacks, this year, strutting their stuff.

Tebow, despite the fact that his passing is notorious bad, does have ONE thing in his favor…

The boy can run.

And considering that is the way the NFL is leaning these days, towards quarterbacks who can run their butts off?

I hope that means at least there is SOME hope left for this young man.

[via NFL]Are running quarterbacks the wave of the future?but he can run

Quarterbacks like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers don’t come around all the time, and for every Andrew Luck that does, there are far more top-10 draft picks at the position that don’t pan out.

It’s incredibly difficult to neutralize that advantage a team has with an elite passing QB. You have to find the right guy, have the patience to develop him and keep a core of veterans in place to help bring him along.

Pure pocket passers are fewer and farther between in the college ranks now, which makes step one above – finding the right guy – a tough enough task. Then it’s even tougher for that player to have a realistic chance to win early.

The Vikings spent the 12th overall pick in 2011 on Christian Ponder, and if he hadn’t finally put it together in the final month of his second season, the Vikings would have been playoff-less for two straight years having made a major draft investment in a franchise QB. Ponder was the fourth QB taken in that draft and the only one to lead his team to a playoff berth thus far.

That’s where the running QBs come in. Maybe the Panthers aren’t letting Cam Newton, the No. 1 pick in the ’11 draft, run enough. Look at the immediate success RGIII, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick have enjoyed upon getting their chance. Those zone-read option plays give the defense more to think about, and that in effect simplifies the passing playbook because there are only so many exotic defenses a team can throw at a young QB and stay sound against that college-style stuff.

If the complex NFL game is simplified a bit, it gives a young QB a better chance.

…[Read More]

That last line sums it up…

the one thing Tim Tebow hasn’t had this past year:

A chance.

Will there be a team out there to give him one?

A fan can only hope.


It’s all we have left.