Author: Tony Softli

ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL

The Alliance is led by some of the most respected football minds and executives in the game.  A professional Spring football league fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. Founded by TV/film producer and CEO Charlie Ebersol along with co-founder and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian. The Alliance will feature eight teams with 52-man rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule beginning February 9, 2019 on CBS, followed by two playoff rounds and a championship game the weekend of April 26-28, 2019. Below are the eight cities, team stadiums and the Alliance franchises...

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SEAHAWKS VS VIKINGS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

By Tony Softli Sunday’s NFL games were extremely entertaining from a fans perspective with last second wins, overtime games, comeback victories and several defensive chess matches that kept me watching ALL DAY!  Below are some quick notes from the games I watched.  CRAZY GOOD! Cleveland Brown’s QB Baker Mayfield and teammates took Carolina Panthers to the wood shed for their fifth straight loss.  Despite another solid performance from Panthers All-Purpose back Christain McCaffrey, Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was too much! Oakland Raiders finally gave the Black Hole something to cheer about, with a WIN over the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...

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SHERMAN RETURNS TO THE CLINK

By Tony Softli Cam Chancellor was the BOOM in the Seattle Seahawks secondary, Earl Thomas maybe the best safety from sideline to sideline in the NFL for his time in a Seahawk uniform.  The man that set the tone for the L.O.B. was Richard Sherman.  An aging vet cut during the off season by the Seahawks, carrying a 11 million dollar contract coming off an Achilles surgery just didn’t add up for the Seahawks brass. A first ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer in my mind has 32 career interceptions, returned two for touchdowns and 401 total tackles.  He...

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PAC12 CHAMPS ARE ROSE BOWL BOUND

The Washington Huskies rode the back of their defense all season long and the PAC 12 conference championship game was no different.  The old cliche defense wins championships was on full display Friday night in Santa Clara at Levi’s Stadium.  The winningest quarterback in PAC12 history Washington’s Jake Browning was not having his best game, so the Jimmy Lake defense delivered in a big way. But the storyline was not all about the Husky defense, Utah came ready to play as well.  I sat on my couch watching two college teams trading punches while playing a defensive chess match...

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NFL ROOKIE QUARTERBACKS THROWN IN THE FIRE

By Tony Softli Over the years their has been a lot of debate when it comes to playing rookie quarterbacks.  Like baskin and robins who has 32 flavors, each NFL club has their own philosophy when it comes to starting their young signal caller.  Teams that draft a quarterback high in round one, most of the time are pressured by ownership to play them early, those that are drafted later hold the clip board while a veteran quarterback bridges the gap while young guns develop.   Former USC Trojan Sam Darnold the Jets rookie quarterback and number three pick overall...

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