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NFL Mock Draft Site Review and More

NFL Mock Draft Site Review and More

Yep, it’s almost August and everyone knows that the NFL season is right around the corner. There have already been great pick ups for teams like the Washington Redskins (Jason Taylor) and cry baby, feel sorry for me antics (Chad Johnson) as well. There’s been muggings (Javon Walker), retirements that don’t really mean “retire,” (Brett Favre) and a whole slew of various other contributions and misfortunes during the off season. So it’s about time to get that adrenaline rush once again as the gridiron magic starts to happen. In the meantime though, we’ve come across a new place to hang your favorite NFL team hat and thought it was worth a look see. It’s called NFL Fans Unite and it’s built around the NFL Mock Draft. Now, before you sit there and say, “Damn, I like football but who wants to checkout the NFL Mock Draft when it’s still almost a year away?”, listen up.

Although NFL Fans Unite is geared towards NFL draft picks, it has just about everything you want in a sports website. We’re talking all the most up to date NFL news, NFL scores, videos, highlights, and I hear even a fantasy football league. This of course was after speaking with the website administrator through a string of emails and a couple phone conversations. The point is you don’t have to like the NFL Mock Draft, but you can still enjoy what they offer.

Last year you may recall an NFL Mock Draft article that I wrote called, “Woody’s What If NFL Mock Draft.” Granted I had never done anything like this before and to be quite frank, thought the “mock seen” was a pretty boring. Seriously, who sits in front of a television for two days straight waiting for names to be called? It’s like me standing in line at the local lottery venue waiting for numbers to be called to win that $50 million even though I didn’t buy any tickets.

Well, this is what the thought used to be until I came across the NFL Fans Unite website. Even though you can tell it’s still in its infant stages on the Internet it still has a lot of promise. Think of it like those factory cars from the Fast and Furious 2 movie. They might look simple in the beginning, but with a little work they get spruced up into a great looking fast machines. Same goes for this website, and here’s why.

The NFL Mock Draft world has become a complete phenomenon over the last two years. However, you don’t find too many places that have great NFL news and NFL Mock Draft information. In fact, I’ve only found about a handful of sites after visiting about 50 that can say they have both. According to the NFL Fans Unite website owner they will be building a multitude of various options regarding NFL draft picks, free weekly NFL picks for upcoming games, daily news, and a bunch of other stuff I have to say I forget (sorry NFU).

In the end it’ really isn’t just an NFL Mock Draft alone. It has a little bit of everything, now all it needs is a personal touch. We’ll have to wait and see what type of content they continue to bring to the table to find out if this is going to be an NFL website that sticks around for many years to come. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the fantasy football season. Hurry up and set that bad boy up!

Published by Michael Grisso

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What did Brett Favre tell Jay Leno about his NFL future

What did Brett Favre tell Jay Leno about his NFL future

Gray bearded back and forth enthusiast Brett Favre chatted with Jay Leno on Leno’s late night show Thursday night and you wouldn’t believe what he said about his football future.

OK, you probably will.

“It’s only been a month and I know now that I’m not going to say anything anytime soon,” Favre said when quizzed about his status. “I’m just going to sit back, relax and enjoy the off season.”

Leno then jokingly gave Favre a gold watch for his “retirement” something the host admitted NBC had given him previously.

“I haven’t made a decision yet,” Favre replied. “But, I’ll take the watch.”

Favre also said that he thought his biggest accomplishment in a stellar 2009 season was winning over a majority of the Minnesota Vikings fan base. No small feat when you consider all the years of bad blood between Favre and the purple and gold faithful.

Appearing on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” on Thursday night, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback politely demurred when host Jay Leno asked for his thoughts on returning for 2010.

“Well Jay, it’s only been a month, and I know now that I’m just not going to say anything anytime soon, just going to kind of sit back, relax, enjoy the offseason,” Favre said in his first public comments since Minnesota’s bitter overtime loss in the NFC championship at New Orleans on Jan. 24.

Favre is the NFL’s career leader in nearly every major passing category and a three time league MVP. The former Green Bay Packer had one of his best seasons ever after doing what was once unfathomable: deciding to play for his former bitter rival in Minnesota. The Vikings were rewarded with 33 touchdowns and the lowest interception rate of Favre’s career.

But Minnesota’s loss at New Orleans left the 40 year old battered. He said afterward that his decision probably wouldn’t take months and that his main concern was whether his body could hold up for another season.

Asked if that defeat still upsets him, Favre told Leno: “I think it will for a long time.”

But he put a positive spin on his season with the Vikings.

“Obviously had we gone to the Super Bowl that would have been the icing on the cake, but it was way better than even I could have dreamed of,” he said. “I’ve told people I really believe my biggest accomplishment this year was winning over the majority of the Vikings’ fans. For so many years I was hated.”

Last week at the NFL scouting combine, Vikings officials reiterated their willingness to wait for Favre to make up his mind even if that muddies their plans for the quarterback position.

“I’m not going to put him in any box,” coach Brad Childress said last Friday. “Four weeks and change, he’s still healing up from that game. He’s kind of earned that latitude.”

Asked if that defeat still upsets him, Favre told Leno: “I think it will for a long time.”

But he put a positive spin on his season with the Vikings.

“Obviously had we gone to the Super Bowl that would have been the icing on the cake, but it was way better than even I could have dreamed of,” he said. “I’ve told people I really believe my biggest accomplishment this year was winning over the majority of the Vikings’ fans. For so many years I was hated.”