Why Does God Hate the Arizona Cardinals? — PFP Week 16

A picture of Jetto and the Highwayman? Relating to this week's NFL news? It'll make sense once you listen to the episode.

A picture of Jetto and the Highwayman? Relating to this week’s NFL news? It’ll make sense once you listen to the episode.

A month ago, it was a slam-dunk that the Arizona Cardinals would, at the very least, make a deep run into the postseason, boasting a solid offense and amazing defense. Now, with their backup quarterback Drew Stanton gone on top of Carson Palmer leaving for the year, they seem doomed to one-and-done status in the postseason. I’m not saying their situation is hopeless, but, if I were a fan in Arizona, I would be asking a little bit of this.

We also dissect the playoff race in the AFC North, if the Buffalo Bills’ defense can carry it to a wildcard, and the less-than-stellar debut of Johnny Manziel.

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Jeff Fisher Coin Toss-Trolls the Redskins — PFP Week 15

Jeff Fisher: Moustache of a cop, soul of a gangster.

Jeff Fisher: Moustache of a cop, soul of a gangster.

Look, I’m a Washington Redskins fan and I’ll die a Redskins fan. I was born in DC. That was my shit luck of the draw. But even I can appreciate and even love the stunt Jeff Fisher pulled with his choice of players to participate in the coin toss for last Sunday’s Rams-Redskins game. Hear all about the stunt, in addition to who’s making strong playoff cases for themselves going in to the season’s final games on the latest episode of Papa’s Football Podcast.

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Aaron Rodgers Is the Juggernaut, Bitch! — Papa’s Football Podcast Week 14

This isn't Aaron Rodgers trying out for some Starsky & Hutch revival. It's actually some British comedian by the name of Tom Wrigglesworth. I just found the image sufficiently bizarre and wanted to share to commemorate Rodgers' amazing Sunday performance.

This isn’t Aaron Rodgers trying out for some Starsky & Hutch revival. It’s actually some British comedian by the name of Tom Wrigglesworth. I just found the image sufficiently bizarre and wanted to share to commemorate Rodgers’ amazing Sunday performance.

It’s a little late this week, but it happens. Enjoy the latest Papa’s Football Podcast, discussing whether or not Aaron Rodgers is already the GOAT, if we support Johnny Manziel riding the bench again this week in favor of Brian Hoyer and just how screwed the Arizona Cardinals seem to be without Carson Palmer. We also preview the playoff picture and the games to come this weekend. If you like football and dirty comedy, enjoy. If you don’t, I feel for you. I truly do.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Catches Ball, Our Hearts. Aww. — PFP Week 13

Quick quiz: Who's got better catching power, Odell Beckham Jr. or Mr. Fantastic. If you answered "Odell Beckham Jr., because he's black," you're a racist. But correct. The answer is indeed Odell Beckham Jr., but because Mr. Fantastic is fictitious. Okay, and because he's white.

Quick quiz: Who’s got better catching power, Odell Beckham Jr. or Mr. Fantastic? If you answered “Odell Beckham Jr., because he’s black,” you’re a racist, but correct. The answer is indeed Odell Beckham Jr., but because Mr. Fantastic is fictitious. Okay, and because he’s white. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!

Did anybody mention that catch Odell Beckham Jr. made over the weekend? Oh, they did? Ad nauseam? Well then, carry on. The Green Bay Packers took over the NFC North, Dominic Raiola openly went for an opponents’ knees and RGIII just kept on shoveling. It was a great week for the NFL, with plenty of close games as the grains of sand in this season’s hourglass run low. We recap, then move on to all you need to know about this weekend’s upcoming games, including a special preview of the Thanksgiving Day slate of matchups.

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Gronk Dances As the Redskins Burn–Papa’s Football Podcast Week 12

I hate the Patriots. But I cannot get enough of this man.

I hate the Patriots. But I cannot get enough of this man.

The New England Patriots had a banner Sunday night, smashing the Indianapolis Colts early and hard. Rob Gronkowski did the majority of the damage, and even took a break from the carnage to treat the world to this sassy little dance. Looks nice being part of a winning team, doesn’t it?

…Not that I would know. For my Redskins were thoroughly shamed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team I had, on multiple occasions, called the worst in the league. You know how I felt watching that game? The opposite of what Mr. Gronk felt during his Sunday sashay. It was something along the lines of this.

We also cover the rest of the weekend’s news, from the Rams upsetting the Broncos to the Atlanta Falcons sitting atop the NFC South…at 4-6. What a dumpster fire that division is. Enjoy, share, subscribe to and review the latest episode of Papa’s Football Podcast!

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Carson Palmer’s ACL Hates Contracts–PFP Week 11

Baby Carson Palmer looks disturbingly similar to adult Bud Cort.

Baby Carson Palmer looks disturbingly similar to adult Bud Cort.

On December 29h, 2005, Carson Palmer signed a $119 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. 10 days later, he tore his ACL. Last Friday, Palmer signed a $50 million dollar deal for three years with the Arizona Cardinals. That Sunday, he tore his ACL. The moral of the story? Carson Palmer has commitment issues. At least his anterior cruciate ligament does. Are the Arizona Cardinals, considered last week the class of the NFC, doomed without him? What three people in this country bet on the New York Jets to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and just how rich are they now? Is the Seattle Seahawks’ mascot flying off into the stands and sinking its talons into the fans, as it did on Sunday, as funny as I find it? All this and more on the latest Papa’s Football Podcast, which you should be subscribing to and rating using the links below if you want to win the big prize*.

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Bruce Arians And The Arizona Cardinals Are Kings Of The World

How I imagine every Arizona Cardinals fan feeling right now.

How I imagine every Arizona Cardinals fan feeling right now.

At the eight games in their campaign, the Arizona Cardinals, led by the brilliant Bruce Arians, own the NFL’s best record at 7-1. I have on NBC Sports personality Derek Montilla to tell me for 20 minutes what it’s like to root for a winner. (Answer: Pretty fun.) We also get into why, despite a win, the Philadelphia Eagles’ season might be circling the drain in a hurry and how the New England Patriots, doomed to failure a month ago, now look like the class of the AFC. Life is funny like that. Enjoy and share the latest Papa’s Football Podcast, and please, please use the links below to subscribe and leave ratings for us!

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Gulf Coast Bias: The First Ever College Football “Final Four” Rankings Were a Big Ol’ Waste of Time

For the first time in the Post-BCS era, college football’s “blue ribbon selection committee” has announced which four teams would be in the new playoff, if the season ended today. It comes as no surprise that three SEC West schools and defending champion Florida State make up today’s hypothetical Final Four. However, there’s almost no chance these four schools will wind up in the bracket together.

For one thing, #4 Ole Miss is scheduled to play BOTH top ranked Mississippi State and #3 Auburn. At least one of those three schools is guaranteed to miss the playoffs. While it is possible that two SEC West schools could make the Final Four, the playoff selection committee would have to take a lot of time to explain why it felt a team that did not even win its divisional title deserves a shot at the national championship trophy.

In large part, the new playoff system was inspired by the lackluster BCS National Championship which pitted LSU and Alabama against each other for the second time in 2011 (a game that I enjoyed both times, BTW). And that’s why I look at the first ever “Playoff Rankings” with enormous disdain. The Committee will fuel another post-season controversy if two SEC West squads make it to the Final Four. Even if most fans agree that two SEC teams belong in this year’s playoff, a very vocal minority would start clamoring for an expanded playoff system before the first ever FBS playoff game even kicked off.

That’s why, if I were to guess who would make the playoff based on their record today, it would be Florida State, Mississippi State, Oregon, and TCU. Sure, a lot of upsets can happen between now and December. But if we want to hear speculation on who will actually be playing in the Final Four, I think it makes sense for the playoff selection committee to factor in future matchups into their rankings. Otherwise, telling us the same thing as the AP and Coaches’ Polls seems unnecessary.

Colt McCoy And the Redskins Stun the Cowboys On MNF — PFP Week 9

I'm not usually moved by fine art, but...I think I have something in my eye.

I’m not usually moved by fine art, but…I think I have something in my eye.

…and while that did indeed happen (due to the efforts of Colt McCoy, no less), you won’t hear about it this episode because we record Monday afternoons. Boy, that finally blew up in our faces big time, didn’t it? But that’s okay, as there was a ton of other stuff that happened over the weekend worth talking about, from Big Ben throwing for over 500 yards in a demolishing of the Colts to the Jets sinking as low as a team can go to the Cardinals (yes, the Cardinals) asserting their dominance of the NFC over the Eagles. Plus, the episode is funny. I mean, they’re all funny episodes (I’m such a braggart ass), but this one is especially solid if you enjoy laughing along with your barely informed football talk.

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Peyton Manning: Touchdown King, Pizza Mogul, Sentient Forehead — PFP Week 8

If I didn't tell you this was actually a Marvel Comics character by the name of The Watcher and not Peyton Manning, would you have known the difference? Don't put on airs. We all know the answer is "no."

If I didn’t tell you this was actually a Marvel Comics character by the name of The Watcher and not Peyton Manning, would you have known the difference? Don’t put on airs. We all know the answer is “no.”

After a somewhat quiet week 7, week 8 delivered a fantastic amount of storylines. From Peyton Manning claiming Brett Favre’s touchdown record to Percy Harvin being dumped on the Jets like an animal you just can’t housebreak to Jeff Fisher laying claim to possessing the largest testicles in football, some crazy things happened both on and off the field. We wrap it all up nicely and preview what’s the best to come in week 9 on the latest Papa’s Football Podcast. Please remember to subscribe to the show using the links below, leave us (nice) feedback, tell your friends and send us all of your money. I’ll settle for like two out of those four.

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