NFL Logos Re-Designed As European Soccer Badges

Baltimore Ravens, Soccer Logo

Catch a glimpse of your favorite NFL teams logo re-designed and inspired from European soccer badges. You’ll probably never see these logos ever actually hit circulation in the NFL, but it might be kind of neat if any of these teams ever designed alternate logos or uniforms with this type of inspiration. See all 32 alternative logos here, you may have even found your newest twitter avatar of Facebook profile picture by clicking here.

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John Harbaugh Not Impressed By Manti Teo’s Sluggish 40-Time

John Harbaugh, Unimpressed, Mantie Teo,

If things weren’t already bad enough for Manti Te’o, his trip to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine surely couldn’t have made things worse. Oh, but wait just a second, because that it did. Te’o and his stock have been reportedly plummeting every minute that he’s been in Indy. To top it off, while running his abysmal 40-yard dash, world champion Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was caught on camera showing his disappointment in the former golden domer linebacker.

But it didn’t stop there. While performing in the cone drill… Lennay Kekua, Manti’s imaginary girlfriend reared her ugly head again and tripped Te’o in the middle of the drill. This poor kid is officially the laughing-stock of the sports world right now. But don’t feel too bad for him, because in April, when he’s selected in the NFL Draft and we’re all laughing at him… He’ll be laughing even harder because he’ll be a millionaire and we aren’t. One more month Manti, one more month… keep fighting the good fight, sir. (Click the photo to watch the fall.)

Manti Te'o Falls At Combine

 

Madden ’13 Predicts The Super Bowl Outcome: Whats Your Vote?

Madden '13, Ravens, 49ers, Super Bowl

Check out the simulated Super Bowl match up generated by Madden 2013. The powers that be have predicted the Baltimore Ravens to top the San Francisco 49ers, but what do you guys think? Cast your vote as Super Bowl week is officially underway!

 

A Collection Of 2013 New England Patriots Playoff Pump-Up Videos

 

New England Patriots, 2013 Playoffs

As the New England Patriots brace for a rematch of the 2012 AFC Championship, we present a collection of playoff pump-up videos to help everybody ramp up the week! The road to the Super Bowl goes through New England folks, prepare for a battle on Sunday.

 

Thank You Ray Lewis, For The “Last Ride”

Ray Lewis, Ravens, Final Intro

Sunday’s AFC Wild Card match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts marked the end of an era for arguably the greatest field general to ever play the game. Ray Lewis was introduced for the last time at home as a Baltimore Raven. Lewis made a triumphant return to the field after suffering what was supposed to be a season ending triceps injury in week six of the regular season, against the Dallas Cowboys. Lewis vowed to return to the field this season, and that he did this weekend in the first round of the AFC playoffs. But before he took the field, the 13-time Pro Bowler announced that this would be his “last ride.”

Love or hate Ray Lewis, as a football fan No. 52 should be universally respected for the talent he’s brought to the game of football for the last 17-years. Lewis was built to play this game and he was built to anchor a defense,  just as he has his entire career. The speeches that Lewis has made himself famous for is something almost written from a Hollywood script. You can’t help but get goosebumps when the man speaks and feel like you are ready to go to battle with him.

Below is a highlight from Lewis’ final introduction at M&T Stadium. We’ve also included an ultimate Ray Lewis highlight to get you a little fired up. With the Ravens victory over the Colts, the last ride will continue for at least another week when the Ravens square off against Peyton Manning and his No. 1 seed Denver Broncos.

 

                                                  Ray Lewis Career Stats: Via NFL.com

 

 

 

Ray Lewis- Nothin’ But A Grind: 360 Football Academy

Whether you’re a Ray Lewis fan or not, the guy epitomizes what an NFL linebacker represents on every front. From physical play, leadership, dedication, you name it and that guy bleeds it. One of his trademarks is his ability to motivate his teammates and everybody else around him. We came across this clip from his “Nothin’ But A Grind” documentary based on his 360 Football Academy and were blown away. The 360 Football Academy prepares high school students with aspirations of playing division I football and professional football on and off the field. It’s a camp the prepares these athletes for every aspect of success, with the main goal of academics. We’re going to check this documentary out and offer up a review ASAP. In the mean time, if this clip doesn’t get you a little fired up, well… then you should probably have your testosterone levels checked out.

 

Why 40-Yard Dash Times Don’t Always Translate To The NFL

Here are several examples of why 40-yard dash times tend to be just a bit overrated. Of the 15 all-time fastest times, we’ve selected a few gems that reflect why a prospects ability to run a blazing 4.2-4.3 doesn’t exactly translate to success in the NFL.

Trindon Holliday

College: LSU

NFL Scouting Combine 40-Yard Dash Time: 4.29

Drafted: 6th Round of the 2011 NFL Draft

Career Statistics:

Holiday was selected in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He was placed on IR his rookie season with a fractured thumb. In 2011, Holliday was cut, then signed to the practice squad, cut from the practice squad, signed to the active roster and then cut again. For his career, Holliday has zero receptions and zero career returns.

 

Taylor Mays

College: University of Southern California

NFL Scouting Combine 40- Yard Dash Time: 4.24 (According to NFL Network)

Draft: 2nd round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 NFL Draft

Career Statistics:

Mays was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Mays was publicly upset when his college coach Pete Carroll, who had just been named the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, passed on him in favor of Texas safety Earl Thomas in the first round. Mays, a highly decorated safety at USC only produced 38 tackles for the Niners his rookie year. The following season he was traded to Cincinnati Bengals where he racked up a total of 10 tackles.

 

Tye Hill

College: Clemson

NFL Scouting Combine 40-Yard Dash Time: 4.30

Draft: 1st Round of the 2006 NFL Draft

Career Statistics:

Tye Hill was selected 15th overall in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Hill was impressive in his rookie season as he started 10 out of 16 games, putting together 50 tackles and 3 INT’s. Following his rookie season, Hill put together two disappointing seasons and was traded to the Atlanta Falcons in 2009. Hill was released after just one season, he has also played for the Tennessee Titans and the Detroit Lions. Tye Hill is currently a free agent and has not played in the NFL since 2010. For his career, Hill has 111 tackles and 5 INT’s.

 

Yamon Figurs

College: Kansas State

NFL Scouting Combine 40-Yard Dash Time: 4.30

Draft: 3rd round of the 2007 NFL Draft

Career Statistics:

Figurs was selected in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Of this group, Figurs has been able to produce the most. After the Ravens primary kick-returner B.J. Sams was lost for the season to injury, Figurs stepped in as the teams starting kick/punt returner. That season Figurs returned 46 kickoffs for 1,138 yards and one touchdown. Two seasons later Figurs was cut. Since then, he has bounced around the league spending time with the Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans. For his career, Figurs has returned 85 kicks for 1,956  and one touchdown.

 

Jerome Mathis

College: Hampton

NFL Scouting Combine 40-Yard Dash Time: 4.28

Draft: 4th round of the 2005 NFL Draft

Career Statistics:

Mathis was selected in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Mathis shined in his rookie season with the Texans returning 54 kicks for 1,542 yards, earning the starting role for the AFC in the Pro Bowl as the return specialist. The following two seasons, Mathis was plagued by injuries and was eventually arrested. He was released by the Texans and has bounced around to both the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts and the AFL with the Pittsburgh Power.