Random Stats of the Day: Since their states legalized marijuana, the Seahawks and Broncos are 13-1.

The Seahawks have outscored their opponents 150-30 since the law went into effect in Washington.

ilovecharts:

Parity 2012
Each team beat the team clockwise to them. 

Source.

ilovecharts:

Parity 2012

Each team beat the team clockwise to them. 

Source.

(Source: rezinnaise)

"One of the main points Commissioner Goodell has always harped on is protecting the shield: not letting anything tarnish the brand of the NFL. Commissioner, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but right now the shield is tarnishing faster than a sailor’s virtue in a two-dollar whorehouse. Players see it; coaches see it; fans see it. These refs are not fit to stand in for the men you’ve locked out for what is increasingly looking like nothing more than simple greed—attempting to squeeze blood from a stone simply because you can. The NFL is America’s No. 1 sport in part because everyone watching it knows that the players determine the outcome of a game, not the refs. As of right now, you’re hurting business by putting a product out on the field that challenges that belief."

Minnesota Vikings kicker Chris Kluwe responds to last night’s game and the replacement refs' bad call that “royally horsebuggered” the Green Bay Packers from a win. 

coreyfall:

Yup

coreyfall:

Yup

(via madillac)

"They’re like fans, kind of though. I’ll be honest, they’re like fans. One of the refs was talking about his fantasy team, like ‘McCoy, come on, I need you for my fantasy,’ ahhh, what?!"

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy speaks out about the NFL’s replacement refs.

This follows incidents where a replacement ref for Sunday’s Saints-Panthers game was pulled because the league discovered he is a Saints fan.

Steve Young on the NFL’s handling of the referee strike:

"There’s nothing that changes the demand for the NFL. So they want to break the union or send a message to them, they don’t care about player safety. It doesn’t affect the desire for the game. If it affected the desire for the game, they’d come up with a few extra million dollars."

(Source: ESPN)

Sunset at Lambeau
"I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won’t come into your house and steal your children. They won’t magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won’t even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails. Do the civil-rights struggles of the past 200 years mean absolutely nothing to you?"

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, in a letter to Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr.

Last week, Burns wrote a letter urging Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to “inhibit such expressions from your employee," after Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo shared his support for gay marriage.

[Yahoo! Sports, via Deadspin]

rezinnaise:

life:

On this day in 1920, the NFL was founded.Pictured: The 1962 Green Bay Packers by LIFE’s George Silk.

Max McGee (#85) has some stuff on his mind…

rezinnaise:

life:

On this day in 1920, the NFL was founded.

Pictured: The 1962 Green Bay Packers by LIFE’s George Silk.

Max McGee (#85) has some stuff on his mind…

I love this woman.

[Full interview here]

The Most Important Poll Ever Taken: Aaron Rodgers’ popularity bested only by Abraham Lincoln and Jesus

Public Policy Polling:

Last month PPP found that Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was viewed favorably by 89% of voters in Wisconsin, a record high level of popularity in all our polling across the country. It got us to wondering- can anyone top that? So on our national poll last weekend we tested a bunch of figures with near universal appeal in order to find an answer to that question.

2 people managed to beat Rodgers by exceeding the 90% mark for popularity. Abraham Lincoln is seen positively by 91% of Americans compared to only 2% with an unfavorable opinion. And Jesus Christ has a 90% favorability rating with only 3% of voters seeing him in a negative light. With Republicans Jesus is at a 96/0 spread, which suffice it to say is a first in our polling.

[…]

Two other people beat the 80% favorability mark but fell short of Rodgers’ 89%. One was George Washington at 86% rating him favorably to 3% with an unfavorable opinion. […] Also falling short is Mother Theresa at an 83/5 spread.

Here’s the rest of the folks we polled:

-74% rate Martin Luther King Jr. favorably to 10% with a negative opinion. He’s at 95/3 with African Americans, but only 69/11 with whites.

-67% rate positively Santa Claus to 13% with a negative opinion. Perhaps his gift giving has been kinder to Republicans, 75% of whom give him good marks, than it has been to Democrats, only 61% of whom give a favorable rating.

-Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela both have 64% favorability ratings with 26-27% of voters not having an opinion about them one way or the other. There’s a huge party divide in Mandela’s numbers with 78% of Democrats but only 46% of Republicans giving him good marks.

-62% of Americans see Steve Jobs favorably to just 10% with a negative opinion. Out of everyone we polled he’s the least polarizing along party lines- 62% of Democrats and 61% of Republicans and independents give him good marks. I guess iPhones are a great unifier.

So sorry Aaron Rodgers, you can’t beat Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ. But taking down George Washington, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Santa Claus, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Steve Jobs isn’t too bad for your 4th season as a starting quarterback.

Related: Rodgers was named yesterday the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for November, his fourth consecutive win of that distinction.

Come on Houston. Seriously?

sonicbloom11:

This man will lead the Packers to the Super Bowl this year.

I posted this the first day of last year’s NFL season.
I’m posting it again tonight.

sonicbloom11:

This man will lead the Packers to the Super Bowl this year.

I posted this the first day of last year’s NFL season.

I’m posting it again tonight.