Archive for the ‘NFL Quarterbacks’ Category

The Championship Quarterbacks- Philip Rivers, Tangerine/ Champs Sports Bowl MVP

January 16, 2008

San Diego Chargers backup quarterback Billy Volek smiles in his post-game press conference after the Chargers beat the Indianapolis Colts 28-24 in an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Indianapolis. Volek, filling in for injured starter Philip Rivers, engineered an 8-play, 78-yard drive in the fourth quarter for the winning score.

I couldn’t find any pictures of Philip Rivers in which his head was not disproportionally large, so I decided to go with with this lovely picture of Chargers backup QB, Billy Volek. Rather plain, but what a nice and genuine smile for the QB who ran the drive that eliminated the defending Super Bowl champions. Given that he may have to play sometimes this Sunday, there’s nothing wrong with a picture of him.

Fine. Here’s one of Philip Rivers.

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 30:  Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks on against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game on December 30, 2007 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Eh.

A trick picture in the baby blues. (Why, oh why, don’t they go back to that permanently?)

If he actually looked as good as the ESPN cover photo, he’d be the winner of the pageant. But he does not.

I’d have to give it to Brady.

Damnit.

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The Championship Quarterbacks- Elisha Nelson Manning, the Baby of the Family

January 16, 2008

I think this is a trick picture.

Eli Manning

And so is this. But it’s not fair for me to just put pictures that reflect my mental picture of him:

Eli Manning

That was after he tripped over his own lineman, whom  Chad Lavalais pushed backward, at the 2003 LSU-Ole Miss game, which decided the SEC West, a game which was the start of the only national championship run that season.

IRVING, TX - JANUARY 13:  Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants walks off the field after defeating the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Texas Stadium on January 13, 2008 in Irving, Texas. The Giants defeated the Cowboys 21-17.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Here’s one after the game this past Sunday in Dallas.

Not a  bad shot above.  He just doesn’t do anything for me. Probably because I’m sick of hearing about him, too ( his daddy is still legend in New Orleans, and he grew up not ten minutes from my house in NOLA, so it’s even worse than Brett Favre.)  And he’s goofy looking as heck, if not quite the potato head that his middle brother is. 

The Championship Quarterbacks- Brett Lorenzo Favre, the Media Darling

January 16, 2008

Green Bay Packers Brett Favre manages a smile in the closing moments of a victory against the New York Giants Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. P-C photo by Dan Powers.

So one day, he will finally retire. He’s still very um….well….yeah. 

And here’s one from five years ago:

A relaxed and happy Brett Favre watches the end of the game from the sidelines during the Green Bay Packers game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL on Monday, September 29, 2003. PHOTO BY STEVE LEVIN

It’s not that he’s not a nice looking man. He is. I know he’s done good things to help out his state (and his part of it was leveled) in the aftermath of Katrina.   I’m just sick of him. His hometown and college (Southern Miss) is close enough to New Orleans that I’ve been hearing about him for the better part of two decades. I just wish he would take his aw shucks act and go home, whether that be Green Bay or Pascagoula/ Kiln. And I heard gossip about him from a long time ago that I cannot repeat here, since I don’t want to be sued or hunted down by angry Green Bay people.

That being said, I wouldn’t give him the evil eye.

The Championship Quarterbacks-Thomas Edward Patrick Brady or, Mr. Big’s Wife’s Baby Daddy

January 16, 2008

New England Patriots' Tom Brady smiles during a post game news conference after the Patriots' 31-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 in Foxborough, Mass.

I am ripping off a page from the Ladies… and The Chicks in the Huddle.  This is the first in a series of four, looking at the quarterbacks who will be playing this Sunday for their conference titles. We’re starting off with Tom Brady.  He annoys me to no end, being the quarterback of the Patriots; a model; dating a wealthy Brazilian supermodel; and having three rings and being a newly minted league MVP.

But I gotta admit that he looks damned fine in this photo.  Even pulls off the goofy-ass hair.

Not the face, boys. Anywhere but the face.