Andrew Luck #1 & RG3 #2

The time has come and the decision has been made. Stanford quarterback, Andrew Luck has been chosen #1 overall for the Indianapolis Colts with Baylor quarterback, Robert Griffin, III at #2 for the Washington Redskins. Good Luck gentleman.

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It’s Draft Day!!

Today is the day that hundreds of declared college athletes have been waiting for. It’s the start of the 2012 NFL Draft. While Andrew Luck and Robert Griffith, III are shoe-ins for the top two picks, there are many others who have been dreaming of the NFL since they were in diapers and today could be the start of that dream for all. The draft will take place over the next three days with Round 1 being today, Round 2-3 tomorrow and Round 4-7 on Saturday. Who is your team going to choose for their upcoming roster?

NFL Schedule Released

Yesterday evening the 2012 NFL Schedule was released for the general public. The season starts off with a match up between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants on Wednesday, September 5th. It’ll be the first time the season would start on a Wednesday. And the Monday Night Football match ups will be a double-header with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens then the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers. The start of the season will definitely be something to look forward to. Some more great match ups coming up through the season will be conference championship rematches between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants along with the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, those games are definitely going to be must see TV.

Safety Matt Giordano Re-Signed to Raiders

Raiders Safety, Matt Giordano has been resigned to the Oakland Raiders. Giordano had a great showing last season when he started in the last eight games with 70 combined tackles, one sack, and five interceptions. Giordano played in 15 games, but didn’t stand out until late in the season.

Considering the Raiders lack in defense, ending 29th in points allowed and yards allowed, Giordano is definitely a benefit for the team in helping their secondary.

Nike Takeover

New NFL gear is now available at NFLShop.com. Nike has taken over the NFL contract from Reebok and yesterday jerseys became available for purchase for all NFL fans to enjoyImage

Brees Meets With NFL Officials

Drew Brees and former Saints linebacker, Scott Fujita and players union head, DeMaurice Smith met with NFL officials today to discuss the Saints bounty program that led to the suspension of head coach, Sean Payton as well as possible punishments against players  that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says will occur. Goodell says there are about 22-30 players who were involved in the program including Fujita and  linebacker, Jonathan Vilma. Punishments that have occurred already include the suspension of Payton, a fine of $500,000, stripped of two draft picks, general manager Mickey Loomis suspended for first eight games, and interim head coach, Joe Vitt who will be suspended for the first six regular-season games.

Access Denied!

Saints Head Coach, Sean Payton’s appeal has been denied. He was recently punished for the bounty scandal that has been plaguing the team for weeks now. His punishment was being banned from his team for the 2012 season for simply knowing about the bounties that were occurring with his defense. According to Roger Goodell,  Payton’s suspension will begin April 16th.