Q: In a recent article the opinion was stated that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, the nearly “over the hill” (in NFL terms) thirty something QBs, have reached the end of their era as a new crop of twenty-something hottie QBs are currently still in the running for the Super Bowl and they both lost in their first playoff games…is the Manning/Brady era over? Thoughts?
A: Although it was shocking to see two of the best fall out early this year, there are valid explanations for why the Pats and the Colts fell to the Jets (and 24-year old Sanchez) despite the talent of their studly QBs. The Colts had many injured players and a minimal running game (Peyton sure did pass the ball well, but there was no one to support him with the run). The Pats, although enormously talented…all the way from coach to kicker, were slyly hunted by the Jets. The Jets/Pats matchup could have gone either way but recent news of a Brady stress fracture (requiring surgery) could explain his poor performance last Sunday. Sure Brady and P.Manning are growing some grey hairs but just like wine, a great QB gets better with age. Experience is key after all look to Phil Simms, Kurt Warner, and Brett Favre, but just make sure that that aged wine ain’t corked.
Q: What is the best way for a girl to start learning about sports?
A: Well, first, check out my site daily: http://ilovesportsgirl.com/ and email me any questions you have!! Secondly, dive in with your eyes closed! Pick a team, pick a sport, pick a player and follow them! Doesn’t matter who, what, when, where, just pick something and find a niche that appeals to you. Lastly, grab your best friends and bring them to the games!! (I couldn’t agree more with this- if I hadn’t had some friends willing to watch games with me despite their non-level of interest, I wouldn’t have been able to become fully invested! -JLM)
Q: What makes a good NFL QB?
A: The two most important things for a great NFL quarterback is a great throwing arm and football intelligence. A strong arm is a no brainer, every team needs a guy who can throw a tight spiral. The QB also acts as a leader and the eyes and ears for the players on the field. It is critical that the quarterback sees and understands the various defensive formations and how to attack them. Then, he needs to communicate his game plan to his teammates. A QB’s wheels are always moving, whether in his legs or in his brain. Peyton Manning maybe the studious one, but Michael Vick can also think with his legs. And as icing on the cake, it never hurts to have dimples and a presence to confront the media and win over the ladies.
Q: When I started my blog, one of the driving factors was my hope of impressing guys with my sports knowledge…what has been your experience and the reaction you get from men as you are clearly extremely knowledgable and authoritative on the subject?
A: At first, most guys don’t believe that they are with a girl who actually knows what she’s talking about. However, after some convincing, they are grateful to have another “buddy” to watch the game with. At the end of the day, men are always happy to have women around so whether you are an expert, or new to the game, the more the merrier!
Q: Let’s play a game! You clearly all remember this one from back in the day…maybe from sleep away camp or the back of the middle school bus….Sleep with, marry, set up with your friend, or instead of kill (lets’s not get overly violent!) sacked (but not in a good way…). The targets: the remaining 4 NFL QBs.
1. Aaron Rodgers- Marry- He can do no wrong and I could help him get out of Brett Favre’s shadow!
2. Mark Sanchez- Sleep with- He’s a little young for me but I can’t resist those dimples.
3. Ben Roethlisberger- Sacked- He needs some grooming.
4. Jay Cutler- Set up with a friend- Well…he’s already dated a few of my friends from college (at the same time…).
Welcome to Indy everyone!! As I’m sure you’ve seen (below) our ride today has been less than smooth (we spotted snow induced accidents galore)…however the ride we were riding in (Chrysler 200, duh), well, that was smooth…luckily we made it safe and sound to Indianapolis after visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. We got a private tour from a delightful elderly British Gent! I wonder what brought him to Indianapolis all the way from England? He must have quite the affinity for cars…the need for speed perhaps? He did kinda seem like he may have been a bad ass back in his day. The whole museum was filled with seriously cool vintage cars. I happen to love anything vintage…purses, jewelry, shoes, posters, photographs, outfits a la Jackie O., Audrey Hepburn…not that any of those things slightly translate into a love of vintage cars, but somehow I guess it has. They are just so…prettyyy (yes, yes roll your eyes boys).
So here we are in Indianapolis…home of zee Colts. Don’t worry, little bro, I will make sure to take a trip to the hotel gift shop and purchase some Colts swag just for you! Random alert! Here’s a brain teaser brought to you Sesame Street style: by the letter “K”- A celeb connection that I’ve put together to randomly connect Indianapolis to our Super Bowl destination, Dallas (bear with me, I apologize for any lost brain cells). Sooo, before I started learning about football one of my main sources for any tid bit of sports info was of course the #1 fame whorin’ Kardashian fam with their immense love for sporty men. Though this is no recent news- Kim was at the Indy 500 supporting racer Graham Rahal in the oh so manly QuikTrim sponsored car (poor dude stuck with a diet car…I bet his buddies really ripped on him for that). Kim had also been dating NFL super hottie, Miles Austin…who is a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys…and Voila Indianapolis to Dallas via celeb randomness!
Next stop on the road trip: Chicago…Deep dish pizza! Da Bears! Wind! Can’t wait!