Sam Bradford’s Injury Brings Up Harsh Realities of Being in the NFL

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NFL: St. Louis Rams at Carolina Panthers

So Sam Bradford is done for the year, yet again.

As a fan of a division rival team of the St. Louis Rams in the NFC West, I honestly feel really bad for not only the St. Louis Rams but also Sam Bradford.

There have been polls out there that show Shaun Hill is who people think is one of the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL. So the Rams have that going for them. Is he as good as Sam Bradford? I don’t know about that.

Bradford reminded me a lot of Alex Smith when watching him play. He is not elite but he possess some skills. Not good at throwing it deep but he can be accurate and manage the game well. It sucks for the Rams losing him.

However, besides having Shaun Hill they do have a good, young defense going for them and talent everywhere. I picked them to go above .500 this year but I just don’t know if they can do it with Shaun Hill. Time will tell.

Anyways, you may be asking what is with the thread title. Well, this is a brutal league. I’m sure people who saw Bradford win rookie of the year in 2010 did not see this as his fate. People were questioning if the Rams should stick with him after this year. Well, unfortunately, now that this has happened again I don’t see them sticking with him. He is holding them back from improving by either: constantly being injured or even when playing, not taking them (the Rams that is) to the next level.

It may be time to see what Shaun Hill has to offer. If he’s not the answer, they can look into Ryan Mallett of the Patriots or Kirk Cousins of the Redskins (who both have shown shades of decency at quarterback yet are delegated to backup roles). They could also even draft a quarterback next year and groom him to take the starting spot on an already highly talented, young team in the St. Louis Rams.

I hate to say it but I think Sam Bradford is done being a St. Louis Ram.

The Dutch are the Villains of this World Cup

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Every world cup needs a team to hate on.

2002 it was South Korea for the obvious referee bias towards them resulting in suspicious wins against Spain and Italy.

2010 it was Uruguay for Suarez handballing the loveable Ghanians out of the world cup in the quarter finals held in Africa.

This year it appears to be Holland that is the team that is hated on. I say it’s completely warranted.

First we see the Dutch get their revenge on Spain in their first group match winning 5-1 with Robben making hand gestures to the camera acting arrogant after scoring. Okay, whatever.

Then in their first group stage match against Mexico Robben admits to diving all over the place in the first half (to the media, no less) and then gets a penalty kick after acting like he got shot tripping over a defenders foot in the 89th or so minute. Unreal, how could you decide such a crucial game like that between two countries?

Then today he does it again. Dove at least ten times I counted and still got the benefit of the doubt from the referees. Man, at least NHL referees get it. Alex Burrows never gets any calls his way due to his past flopping and antics. The same should be applied for Robben after his stupid antics in the Mexico game.

And finally before the penalty kicks it was said Krul (the new Holland goalie put in by coach Van Gaal) made hand gestures as well as talked trash to the Costa Rica team.

Let’s hope this cocky Holland team goes down. Starting with Jacques Cousteau’s great apprentice Arjen Robben. Go Argentina!