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Who Else Wants a Free NFL Jersey
There’s no shortage of sites on the Internet offering free stuff NFL jerseys, Apple iPods, etc. And all they ask for is your email address. Are these offers real or a sham? Can you really get a free NFL jersey in exchange for an email address? The short answer is yes, but the complete answer is a little more complex.
These are definitely legitimate offers. A free NFL jersey or Apple iPod could be just an email away. Keep in mind that these are products that can’t be delivered electronically. So after you provide an email address, you’re going to have to provide a physical shipping address. You’ll be asked to provide your home address. When a free NFL jersey is at stake, most football fans are happy to provide a home address.
As you might expect, each offer is slightly different. Generally, you’re going to be shown dozens of offers and asked if you have any interest in them. You’ll see all kinds of offers from magazines to insurance to colleges. You’ll start receiving emails as soon as you show interest in any product or service offered. Don’t forget your email address is already on file.
You may be wondering if you can get around this by providing a false email address. Don’t hold your breath for a free NFL jersey if you do this. You have to agree to a certain number of offers and complete certain requirements before you’ll receive your free NFL jersey. The requirements differ for each offer. But if you provide an email address and the messages sent to it come back undeliverable, it’s not difficult to figure out you’re being untruthful and you won’t get the free NFL jersey you wanted.
An alternative solutions is to use a “throw away” email address especially for free offers. This would be an email address other than your primary email address. Free email services are abundant. Yahoo and hotmail are just two places to set up “throwaway” email addresses. As soon as you give your email address, the offers will fill your inbox. Using a “throwaway” email address sends them to an entirely different inbox so you don’t even have to read them.
In the final analysis, these “free” offers are legitimate. The avalanche of offers you’ll receive is the price you pay for a free NFL jersey. The offeror is counting on making money when you spend money on the other offers.
The Top Ten NFL Careers that Were Cut Short
On average an NFL career last approximately four years and for some players they have less time than that to capture the glory. The following players had short careers in the NFl but they became legendary despite it.
Greg Cook (1969 1973): He was the 1969 AFL Rookie of the Year but sustained an injury to his throwing shoulder during his first season and was never the same quarterback again. ” He was a 6 foot 4, 220 pound, blond haired football god who was going to rewrite all the records, whose future was unlimited, but when people talk about him today, the inevitable note of sadness comes in, because Greg Cook’s functional career ended after one season.” ‘” Paul Zimmerman
Ernie Davis (1962): He was the first African American to win the Heisman and he passed away before ever playing a down for the Cleveland Browns. Despite never playing in the NFL the Browns retired his number 45.
Bo Jackson (1987 1990): The 1985 Heisman winner played part time for the Los Angeles Raiders for four seasons and appeared in 38 games. During his short career he average 5.4 yards per carry and had three rushes greater than 88 yards and he was a Pro Bowl selection in 1990.
Willie Galimore (1957 1963): The former Chicago Bears’ running back had a running style similar to Gale Sayers. His career was marred by injuries and his life was tragically cut short in 1964. ” Flashy, improvised, impossible runs marked his NFL career. He lit up dull games, brought the crowd to its feet. People would shake their heads. How the hell did he do that? But it was quality, not quantity, because he was seldom injury free. Two knee operations, a pulled groin, recurring ankle sprains, all of which he played through marked his career with Chicago. Then at 29 he was dead, killed in a car crash on a country road outside Rensselaer, IND., on his way to the Bears training camp.” Paul Zimmerman
Ickey Woods (1988 1991): After a spectacular rookie, when he rushed for 1,006 yards and scored 15 touchdowns, he blew out his knee in the second game of the following season and retired after his fourth season.
Jerome Brown (1987 1991): The Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive tackle was a two time All Pro during his five season career. He lost his life in 1992 after a motor vehicle accident.
Pat Tillman (1998 2001): The Arizona Cardinals’ safety was an All Pro in 2000 and retired from football to join the United States Army in 2002 after the 9/11 Attacks. He was killed while serving his country in 2002.
Gale Sayers: (1965 1971) The Kansas Comet exploded on the NFL scene in 1965 and set an NFL record for touchdowns scored in a game and a season. He was a five time All Pro selection and a member of the NFL 1960’s All Decade Team and the NFL 75 th Anniversary All Time Team. He was the youngest player elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Earl Campbell (1978 1984): The Pro Football Hall of Famer only played eight season in the NFL but left a great legacy on the field. He was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1978 and the 1979 AP NFL MVP. He was a five time Pro Bowl selection and a three time NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
Terrell Davis (1995 2002): The former Georgia Bulldog’s NFL career lasted only seven years but he was a three time All Pro selection, two time NFL Offensive Player of the Year and the Super Bowl MVP in 1997. His 2,008 yards rushing in 1998 is the third highest total in NFL history.
Published by David Patrick Castro
I was born on the South Side of Chicago and I was raised in northern California. After my dazed and confused adolescence I moved to Reno to attend The University of Nevada. I graduated from Nevada with a BA. View profile
Pro Bowl Roster 2011 Filled with Tentative StarsMegastars like Tom Brady, Michael Vick, Peyton Manning and more got their expected Pro Bowl selection yesterday.
Police Officer Robert Powell Quits His Job Over Detaining NFL Player Ryan Moats at Hospital
Officer Robert Powell has quit his job as a police officer after a confrontation with NFL Ryan Moats outside of a Plano hospital, according to various media. Before anyone feels sorry for this officer, hear the whole story and think what if this was you and your family? This could have been worse, much worse! Yes Ryan Moats admittedly ran a stop sign but he was trying to see his dying mother in law before she passed away. He did tell the police officer this but the officer pulled out his gun, threatening Moats in the interaction. His wife went into the hospital anyway even after the police officer, Robert Powell refused to give her permission to go see her dying mother. It is a wonder that Powell did not shoot her! That was the only correct action he took that day.
The tape of the incident shows Powell threatening and berating NFL player Ryan Moats even while hospital staff acknowledged that his mother in law was indeed moments away from dying. She died before Powell was ever released from police custody and allowed to go in. As heartbreaking as this is, it brings up a problem with police interactions that we should all be informed of. After hospital staff came out and talked to the police, why wasn’t the family allowed to go? Was it because of the race of the family? Was this profiling of suspects done on camera and why is this still happening to this day after many horrible outcomes for others?
I do feel that police officer Robert Powell should have been terminated from employment but just knowing that he is no longer a police officer does make me feel great! Police officers need sensitivity training at the very least. What if this was Officer Powell’s family member dying? Is running a stop sign worthy of such berating and police threats to a family? I don’t think so. Give them a ticket and let them go be by the side of their dying relative!
It is being said that Ryan Moats never mentioned that he was a NFL player but I have a feeling that Officer Powell already knew this. Maybe he felt it was his job to put Moats in his place? Big powerful police officer holding a NFL player hostage right outside of a hospital while his mother in law dies. It surely sounds this way to me. Another possibility is that Powell thought Moats was lying. Why then did he not let the family go once the hospital staff said yes the mother in law was dying of breast cancer? It makes little sense.
This isn’t the first issue like this in recent times. A woman going to the hospital was stopped by a police officer and not let go on to the hospital. She ended up having a miscarriage, standing on the side of the road, being prevented from medical treatment. She is heard on the tape begging for help. Although she was bleeding, the officer arrested her. Police officers have way too much leniency and power in these situations. There should be a call to a supervisor in medical issues like these. When was the last time you were held up this long for this type of offense?Published by Carolyn Foster
Carolyn Foster has education in nursing and social work. She has worked with the elderly, patients and family members with Alzheimer and children with autism. Caring for a child with autism for 12 yea.