NFL

Featured Foundation: The Tim Tebow Foundation

Sports fans always have diverse feelings on Tim Tebow as a football player, but one thing you can not deny is his admiration to help people.

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When Tebow still played college football for the Florida Gators, NCAA rules did not allow him to start his own foundation. Some people would have seen that roadblock and stopped, but not Tim. He partnered up with the school and several other UF students and started: First and 15. This UF Student Government is still active on the UF campus and now raises money for several charites, including our feature foundation, The Tim Tebow Foundation.

C-C-Congrats Packers (It's hard to say)

Oh the Superbowl, I don't even know where to begin. This was a weird one for me. We all know my feelings on the Steelers, and you probably know my feelings on the Packers as well.

Let's go back to my childhood for a quick second. I was born a Steelers fan, then it was drilled in my head to be a Redskins fan and a Packers fan. A couple hours before the game I actually called my Uncle Pat (the man who made me a GB fan) and we had a long discussion about the game.

Fan From Cradle to Grave

I saw the most adorable picture on the Today Show of newborn babies in Pittsburgh wrapped in Steelers Terrible Towels, and it got me thinking. Some fans really are die-hard, all or nothing, fanatical fans from the cradle to the grave.

Here We Go

Oh, the SuperBowl. I always have mixed feelings about this game. The last time the Steelers won I compared it to having a baby (not that I would know just went off of what I hear). It's the most glorious feeling of the moment, but it's mixed with sadness because you know it's probably not going to happen again (ie post-partum depression). I still get reminded of that quote every once in a while because it was apparently one of the funnier things that have ever come out of my mouth while tears were ruining my black and yellow paint.

My pre-game anxiety isn't half as high as it is during the playoffs, I have never really ever figured out why. Maybe because it doesn't matter, no matter what happens I can always say, "Man, remember how fun it was when we went to the SuperBowl in 2011? (And in 1996, and in 2005, and in 2008)." We lost in 1996, but in 2005 when we won, I lost it. I was crying, I remember a mosh pit occurring with 60% of the people I didn't know. My mother yelled at us, but I informed her that this was the fourth win in her life while it was our first and she needed to back up and let us enjoy it.

Am I Nuts?

It's no secret I'm passionate about sports, more importantly I have insane passion towards my teams. This stems from my childhood. I've asked myself this weekend if it's even healthy? Let me tell you some stories (though I probably shouldn't). 

Imagine me as a 11 year old girl who would make herself sleep on the floor every tiime Duke would lose a game. In my mind the guys knew I was punishing myself therefore they would play harder the next game. I forgot to mention I had hardwood floors in my bedroom. I have had the same Penn State football jersey since the 1992 season. My beloved tear away material, number 32, Russell brand, and I still call it my Ki-Jana jersey (though about 10 more guys have worn the number since I'm sure). I tried to buy a new jersey last season.

Let 'em Play!!

In a previous post, I talked about how the NBA is ruining the game by using technical fouls too much calling some of the most ridiculous technical fouls I have ever seen and something similar is going on with the NFL fining players for "dangerous" hits and unneccasary roughness.

How do you tame one of the most violent and physical sports?

My Completely Unbiased Thoughts

Usually my posts are filled with facts and numbers. This one is nowhere near as factual or educational as one may expect from me. This post is all about how the Baltimore Ravens make me sick to my stomach. I hate them. I hate everything about them. Have I mentioned I am a Steelers fan? 

My World is Revolving Again

I actually counted down minutes. I declined overtime at work because of it. After four weeks, I kept the number 43 jersey hanging and grabbed my number 7 jersey. I'm pretty sure it sparkled when I took it out of the closet; well, as much as black can sparkle. I was giddy with excitement when I opened the front door to head to Steelers Nation. The air was crisper, the sky was clearer, the walk even seemed shorter.

My Head is Spinning

My head is spinning with all the excitement occurring around me. Football season is here and I couldn't be more pleasantly surprised. My Nittany Lions started a true freshman quarterback for the first time in the school's history, 240 yards + 2 TD's = I am in love. This is looking to be a beautiful 4 year relationship between RoBo and I. Ok, well his actual name is Robert Bolden, but we're at the level of pet names already. Notre Dame won, and that's always a plus. Pitt lost, that's a plus when you're from Penn State.

Fantasy Time!

So the time is now upon us... It's FANTASY FOOTBALL TIME!! Workplaces, groups of friends and families are preparing their drafts and putting on their game faces for, well, I guess just bragging rights and maybe a few bucks?

Other sports have fantasy leagues, but as far as I know fantasy football is the most popular fantasy game. I did a fantasy basketball leauge a few years back, but there were way too many games to keep up with, so it wasn't even fun, just stressful.