Archive for August 6th, 2015

Bills QB Purgatory, Messi’s Headbutt, Jimi Hendrix Art


Drew BreesIn the NFL, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said that the Bills are in “Quarterback Purgatory”.  Currently, the Bills are an average team.  They don’t seem to be good enough to lock up a playoff spot, but they can also reel off 7 or 8 wins a season, which doesn’t secure them a top draft pick where they could select a potential franchise QB.  Plus, as Whaley says, franchise QBs rarely become available free agents.  One of the few franchise QB’s that switched teams successfully was Drew Brees going from the San Diego Chargers to the New Orleans Saints.  The Bills currently have 3 quarterbacks on their roster: Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, and Tyrod Taylor. Neither one has locked up a starting role so all three could see some action this season.  Despite that conundrum, they have a very good receiving corps, anchored by their top draft pick last season, Sammy Watkins.  And with coach Rex Ryan, anything can happen.


Barcelona’s Lionel Messi played a “friendly” match yesterday (which means an exhibition game that doesn’t count), but things got a little heated between Messi and an opponent.  It’s hard to detect exactly what happened, but Messi became enraged and grabbed the throat of his opponent and head-butted him.  Soccer is definitely a sport where tempers flare, but it’s rare to see it happen in such a meaningless match.  Here is a video of the event — you can make your own judgment.


Jimi HendrixFinally, if you love Rock N’ Roll and you love sports, then you’ll love these drawings.  Apparently, Jimi Hendrix was a big football fan.   And, in 1958, a 15-year old Jimi Hendrix drew football players and uniforms from USC, UCLA, Oregon, and Cal.  These signed childhood drawings (signed James Hendrix) are now going for high prices at art auctions.   Take a look at the drawings:

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