Posted on: January 25, 2008 5:46 pm

Phillip Rivers- Right, Wrong or just plain stupid

Last sunday Phillip Rivers played in the AFC championship game against the Patriots. However, the previous week against the Colts Rivers got knocked out of the game with what then looked like a minor knee injury. But when Rivers didn't return to the game and back up QB Billy Volek was left to take the Chargers to the Championship game, you could tell something was up. It later emergered that Rivers had torn his ACL in his knee during the game, An injury which in itself could be career ending(but unlikely). But instead, the monday after the game, Rivers had arthoscopic surgery on his knee and had his ACL removed. So this guy played against the New England Patriots, arguably the best football team in history, without the ligament that helps provide stability to the knee! Rivers stats for the game were; 19/37, 211yds, 0 TD's, 2 INTs. So for mediocore numbers, a mediocore performance in a mediocore game, Rivers put his football career on the line. Would it have been better to let a 100% Volek start the game, instead of risking your franchise QB??? Also now Rivers faces a 6 month recovery period as he will have to either have some of the hamstring tendon, or the third patella tendon to replace his ACL. All of this for a playoff game in which the Chargers lost, without scoring a TD.


Category: General
Posted on: January 25, 2008 4:39 pm

NFL in my country!

Yes thats right the NFL is coming back to the UK it was announced this week. After the success that drew in a crowd of 90,000 fans at wembley to see the Giants vs the Dolphins, the NFL has decided to once again host a game in the UK. The venue is yet tbc, but there are apparently 3 venues in the running to get the game some time this october. One of those venues is Wembley, while the others are thought to be the millenium stadium in Wales (which has a roof) and hampden park in Scotland. The teams that are alleged to be in the running are the Seahawks, Cheifs, Saints or the Bucs. It has also been comfirmed that it will once again be an AFC vs NFC affair. I was actually at the game last season and the occasion was brilliant. One thing I would like to NFL improve on for this seasons game is merchandising. I went to Wembley last year with £300 to spend on merchandise (around $600) and I came back with £250 as i only bought a programme and a scarf. And I was no the only one, I went down with other fans (on a 300mile trip!!) and they were all prepared to pay this amount aswell. Other than that the game was a great occasion from pre game right through to post game. Bring on October!!!!
Category: NFL
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