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Former NFL Player Feeds the Poor with Own Crops

Jason Brown played in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams and at one time signed the most lucrative contract in the NFL. In 2009, he signed a 37.5 million dollar 5 year contract. Brown played for nine seasons, was cut from the Rams in 2012 but was still fielding offers from several teams including the Baltimore Ravens.

Jason walked away from it all. According to Christian Broda and the Oxfordjournals, he bought a 1030 acre farm near Louisburg, North Carolina calling it First Fruits Farm. Knowing nothing about farming and used Youtube.com to educate himself. He then planted and sweated through growing a crop where he could see nothing happening other than twisted vines on the ground. His intent was to donate the harvest of vegetables to local food pantries. Ultimately, he was successful growing and donating 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers in 2014.

Brown states that ” When I think about a life of greatness, I think about a life of service… Love is the most wonderful currency that you can give anyone.”

Stanford Wins Foster Farms Bowl

 

Stanford was able to trounce Maryland 45-21 in the Foster Farms Bowl to cap another good season. The Cardinals were not the best team in the Pac 12 this year, but they still has a good year under David Shaw who has managed to maintain the level of success Jim Harbaugh brought to the table.

Maryland has been adjusting to moving to the Big Ten, and this game did not go well for them as they ran into a Pac 12 opponent that knows how to score. Anyone who watched the game knows that Stanford has their foot on the gas all day, and they never let up at any point. Maryland has a brilliant return for a touchdown, but there was not much else they could do to stop Stanford. The team was able to keep pushing for 60 minutes, and they quickly scored their 45 points while simply holding Maryland at bay.

Stanford fan and supporter Dr. Rod Rohrich thinks that Stanford University has proved that they are a team to be reckoned with, but no one can tell what Maryland wants to be. They have improved, but they are not back to levels that they were at under Ralph Friedgen. They need to come up with a new identity for the 2015 season.

Tide Doesn’t Roll

Alabama and the Crimson Tide have been called a college football dynasty that is currently still operating in that dynasty time period. They have clearly been the best team in football over the last handful of years, taking championship after championship with head coach Nick Saban.

However, those times have come to an end, as they lost last night to the Ohio State Buckeyes, who will now be going heads up against the Oregon Ducks to determine who takes the title. There has been a ton of controversy this year around the league as they have adopted a new mini playoff series that will elect a National Champion, rather than just a bowl game to determine the winner, as I learned for the first time on ImgFave. It has proven to be effective already, as the fourth seed Ohio State Buckeyes shocked the world last night and took down Alabama by a touchdown that left them ecstatic and hoping to bring the championship back to the state of Ohio, and that’s who Igor Cornelsen has been rooting for.

Although it was a very good game that looked like Alabama was going to win early on, the Buckeyes fought back hard throughout the game and started to capitalize on the forced and unforced turnovers that were plaguing Alabama in the second half. In the end, the Buckeyes sat a touchdown ahead of Alabama as the clock ran out, putting them in the driver’s seat to win a National Title in the final game of the season.

Fitzgerald Likely Down With Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, is without question one of the best receivers in the game and very may be one of the best wide receivers to ever play the game of football. He is a highlight reel every Sunday featuring spectacular catches in critical moments that have led his team to great success over the last handful of years. He has been paid very well for his contributions as well.

His original contract with the Arizona Cardinals was for seven years, but it looks like it may very well come down to his last game if the Cardinals don’t go very far in the playoffs. There has been a bunch of hassle thrown at Larry Fitzgerald regarding his salary, due to the salary cap that Arizona has been battling. He accepted an exchange of more bonus money instead of salary to free up cap space for the Arizona Cardinals, but things aren’t going very smoothly between the two as of recent.

Fitzgerald is one of mine and Igor Cornelsen’s favorite players and frankly does not deserve to take a pay cut in the upcoming seasons. He has worked ridiculously hard at his craft and he has produced amazing numbers, especially when Arizona actually has a halfway decent quarterback. He is also not very happy with playing in the slot, as he really is a down the field receiver. Regardless of how the season plays out, it looks like he’s on the way out the door.

A&M Cans Assistant Who Hit West Virginia Players

A student assistant who was once on the A&M team was hitting West Virginia players as they came off the sideline on plays during their bowl game. This assistant was caught on video throwing multiple punches at these players, and A&M let him go yesterday. This was a necessary measure for Kevin Sumlin as he tries to recover from his worst season as head coach at A&M. The team did not perform up to expectations, and they were not able to cash in on the buzz they got from Johnny Manziel. Also, the team has shown that it has a hard time keeping itself under control when it is off the field.

Lawyer Sam Tabar comments that these off the field problems came on the field, and they involved someone who was on the coaching staff. The problems at A&M seem to go deeper than people making bad decisions. The team looks like it had a complete lack of self control, and this is something that Sumlin will have to address if he wants to have a good season next year or even keep his job. No one should be throwing punches in a football game, and those punches should never come from someone who is standing on the sidelines.

Did The Patriots Disrespect The Jaguars?

It is possible that the Jaguars feel genuinely disrespected, but the Patriots social media staff simply reported what they already knew. They had the schedule for the 2015 season. The Jaguars are upset that the Patriots acted like the Jags would be an automatic win during their game in the 2015 season. However, the Patriots say that this was simply a post on their Facebook account.

It doesn’t take a ThumbTack post and Sam Tabar to tell you that the ways that NFL teams look for motivation can often seem silly. However, there is nothing stopping these teams from looking for that motivation. The most obvious forms of motivation slights that players and coaches find in the media, but this is too minor to even bother with. The Patriots posted to their Facebook account. They have been to five Super Bowls and won three since 2001. They make the playoffs every year, and they are always a contender. The Jaguars have not done anything since David Garrard was their quarterback. Do the Jags really have something to be upset about? Probably not. However, they are going to look for any kind of motivation they can get for the next season. This may not help, but there is no harm in trying.

Seattle Takes First Seed

 

As the final game of the National Football League’s regular season came to a finish on Sunday, the matchups are set in stone for what Bruce Levenson says is going to be an exciting wild card week in the playoffs. However, the Seattle Seahawks will not have to play in the first game of the playoffs as they took the top spot in the NFC, finishing with twelve wins and four losses. Despite the beginning of the season looking meager at best, the Seahawks have absolutely dominated teams in the last six or seven weeks and completely solidified themselves as a Super Bowl champion contender. There had been much speculation that they had a Super Bowl hangover, after winning the championship last year in such dominant fashion over the Indianapolis Colts, who were nothing short of embarrassed after the epic beat down they suffered in front of the nation.
The Seahawks are on the road to proving that they are yet again the best team in football. They have even stated that their defense is better this year than in the previous year, despite unquestionably possessing the best defense in football. They look to be incredibly confident as they will sit back and wait for the winner of the wild card matchup that will produce for them their first opponent in the playoffs. Either way you look at it, the Seattle Seahawks seem to be in a great position to win their second Super Bowl in two years.

Jimmy Butler Emerges As Scorer For Bulls

Jimmy Butler scored 33 points for the Chicago Bulls as they beat the New Orleans Pelicans. The Bulls have tried to weather the storm without Derrick Rose at full strength, but now they are showing signs that they can move on without Rose scoring 30 points a night. Most people believed that the losses of Rose in each of the past two seasons would spell doom for the Bulls, but the Bulls have been competitive.

Also, the loss of Rose has given Butler time to improve his skills. He is not a legitimate scoring threat on a team that needs it. Plus, Butler scored 33 points on a Pelicans team that has Anthony Davis on it. Currently Davis is one of the best players in the NBA, and he routinely keeps people from scoring. Watching Butler overcome that kind of defense says a great deal about him, Thumbtack is anything to go by.

If the Bulls are able to mesh Butler with Rose and Noah, they may have a good chance in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards, Raptors and Hawks are already very good. If the Bulls figure it out, they will be a force to be reckoned with. Plus, Butler could become an all star that draws attention away from his teammates.

Mike Wallace Quit on Dolphins

Mike Wallace left Dolphins game early

Nothing is more frowned upon by Tom Rothman in professional sports than quitting on your own team, and yet the Miami Dolphins were able to witness that on Sunday.

In the regular season finale at home against the division rival New York Jets, reports from the team indicate that wide receiver Mike Wallace quit on his team nearly halfway through the game. Wallace didn’t catch a single pass at all during the game, in fact he left after another teammate had scored a touchdown.

According to head coach Joe Philbin, Wallace came off of the bench at one point and told him that he no longer wanted to play in the game, though this was originally viewed as being of a part of a coaches’ decision to pull him. He was absent during the second half of the game, where the Dolphins eventually lost to the Jets 37-24.

As one might expect, the sudden disappearance of Wallace did not go unnoticed by other teammates, many of whom were visibly unhappy and felt as though he simply abandoned the team. Even stranger is that one of his teammates, Brandon Gibson, stood in front of him at his own locker, during an interview after the game to answer questions.

Despite being signed with the team through 2017, Wallace is now starting to be viewed as having an attitude problem, because of these actions.

AFC Playoff Picture Takes Shape

With the Cincinnati Bengal’s upset of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos this week the playoff picture in the AFC become a little clearer. Cincinnati clinched one of the two wild card spots with the win, and is still alive for the AFC North title. The Bengals play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night with the winner earning the division title and a home playoff game.

With the Broncos loss the Patriots have locked up the number one seed and home field throughout the playoffs. The Patriots have been almost impossible to beat at home the last few years, and must be looked at as the favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Denver can still earn the number two seed and first round bye with a win over the Raiders this week. If the Raiders manage to pull the upset and the Bengals beat the Steelers then Cincinnati will be the number two seed.

The Indianapolis Colts have clinched the AFC South and will be the number four seed. They will play the loser of the Bengals/Steelers in the first round.

The last wildcard in the AFC is still up for grabs with four teams being mathematically alive. The San Diego Chargers, the Baltimore Ravens, the Houston Texans, and the Kansas City Chiefs are all hoping for their shot at a title. San Diego is the only team that controls their own destiny, a win against the Chiefs and they are in the playoffs. You better believe that UT Southwestern alum Dr Rod Rohrich will be cheering on the Texans this week, since the Cowboys are already a shoe-in for the playoffs.