1) Was it just me, or did the Patriots' Dan Connolly remind anyone else of Peter Griffin from the Family Guy as he took that kickoff and rumbled, bumbled, and stumbled 71 yards to the four yard line on Sunday night? I'm referring specifically to the Tom Brady episode of the show where Peter suits up in Patriots' uniform, it may have even been 63, and was unstoppable in his fatness. By the time Connolly rumbled to the 20, I was hollering "Shipoopi," a reference to the show.
2) There's a wicked little sex scandal involving the St Kilda Saints of the Aussie Rules Football League. They had a great year this past year, but a couple of their players have been linked to a 17-year old schoolgirl who became pregnant. Well, little Miss Duthie sent out Christmas cards this past week, featuring nude photos of three of the players, on social media sites. All three of the players are well-known and sex symbols (think Brady). There have been all kinds of news conferences and denials and partial denials this week, and it's been anything but a Merry Christmas for Sam Gilbert, Nick Riewold, and the other Saints.
I bring this matter up because this young lady's revenge is the first merging of a football sex scandal and the social media, and if it can happen in Australia, it's gonna happen here sooner or later. "He said, she said," is going to be replaced by, "look at that." And all college and NFL players should be forewarned.
Anybody who wants more details can google "Sam Gilbert St Kilda pregnant" Deadspin has most of the lurid details.
Homer wishes you all a Merry Christmas, and hope you aren't naughty like the St Kilda Saints or Roger Goodell, but nice like the Steelers and Troy Polamalu. Here's wishing you all health and happiness, with peace on earth, and goodwill to all.