Found April 25, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
PLAYERS: Manti Te'oTavon Austin
Not much setup required on this one. Unless you happen to be one of those lost, unfortunate souls too stubborn, too clueless or just flat-out too stupid not to be religiously watching arguably the best series currently on television: “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s brilliant retelling of the George R.R. Martin epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. In this video from NowThisNews, the upcoming NFL Draft — the 78th installment of which that begins Thursday night inside New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and will be aired on ESPN and NFL Network in a prime-time extravaganza that pales only in comparison to the hype, speculation and overkill which directly precedes it — is broken down for casual NFL fans by comparing some of the players expected to be drafted to their “Game of Thrones” counterparts. While not the first time “Game of Thrones” and sports has intersected recently, this video does a fine job of tying the two disparate worlds splendidly. Manti Te’o compared to Ned Stark? S...

To Tavon or Not to Tavon: That is the Austin

The time has finally come for the 2013 NFL Draft to get underway. One of the biggest events Jets fans are looking forward to, due to the lackluster attempt of a season this past year. In order for the 2013 offense (and future ones) to succeed this coming season, the Jets needs to draft a play-maker. I see a potential play-maker in wide receiver out of West Virginia University...

Manti Te'o not selected in first round

Manti Te'o must wait one more day to find out his future after a tumultuous four months. The Notre Dame linebacker was not taken in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. And so fans, and even people who don't normally care about football, will buzz for another 24 hours about the fake girlfriend hoax and its repercussions on his football career. But what likely dropped...

Manti Te'o gives odd explanation for skipping girlfriend's funeral

The scandal involving former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o is expected to follow him for the rest of his life. And being that the NFL Draft is upon us this weekend, it was only natural for journalists to delve back into what exactly happened.In January, Deadspin broke a story claiming that Te'o's girlfriend, who he believed died of cancer during the season, never existed...

Manti Te'o one of the losers of the first day of the draft

Peter Schrager says the Notre Dame product will have to wait one more day for his NFL career to begin.

NFL Draft night without Manti Teo: Life is good

I apologize ahead of time for referring to Manti Te’o as Manti Teo moving forward in this post. For whatever reason, the software I use to create this website, and the SEO plugin I incorporate to get it indexed in the search engines have issues with that apostrophe. I don’t know why. I’ve tried numerous things to fix it, but it just won’t work. I apologize in advance for...

Manti Te'o slides into Round 2

Most of the focus last night was on the tumultuous evening of former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. However, Smith wasn't the only high-profile prospect to slide out of the first round. Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o also didn't hear his name called on the first day of the NFL Draft, and we'll have to wait until tonight to see how long his slide continues...

2013 NFL Draft: Manti Te'o Lands in San Diego

The Chargers traded up to pick Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o with the 38th overall pick in the NFL Draft.Fantasy Spin:Te'o was a Heisman Trophy finalist last year at South Bend while leading the Irish to the BCS title game. Te'o fell to the second round because of a bizarre off the field incident but he should still be a solid contributor at the pro level.

Manti Te'o thought phone call from the San Diego Chargers to draft him was a prank

One of the big story lines of 2013 NFL Draft was where was Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was going to be drafted. Te'o ended up getting drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the 38th overall pick in the second round  and well, Manti thought he was getting pranked when he received the call. That info comes courtesy of Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter: ...

Rams reload for Sam Bradford: Stedman Bailey joins Tavon Austin in St Louis

When Tavon Austin arrived at Rams Park this morning, the first man to greet him was his new quarterback. Sam Bradford was all smiles (and a little bit mustache) as Les Snead and Jeff Fisher just handed him the keys to the most uniquely dynamic playmaker in the draft.  Imagine how he must feel now that the Rams have added his partner in crime. While Austin piled up the highlight...

Dynasty Fantasy Football: Impact of Tavon Austin to St. Louis Rams

If you’re new to the world of dynasty football, let me welcome you to the ultimate fantasy football experience! Be warned it is an entirely new journey and one that requires year round commitment to do well. In essence, it is the difference between buying a car and renting one for the weekend. Anyone can rent a red Ferrari, but it takes a special individual to be able to own one...

Linebackers drafted: Georgia Bulldogs 2, Notre Dame 0

Georgia Bulldogs linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree were selected 17th and 30th last night in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Manti Teo from Notre Dame was picked….well, his first draft status was imaginary. I don’t mean to keep piling on Teo….Yes, I do. Two Georgia Bulldogs LBs heard their names called at Radio City Music Hall; and ZERO LBs from Notre Dame came...
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