FMQB: Puddin’ Pops
What happened to Jameis “Puddin Pops” Winston this year? Came into the season with so much promise. Analysts were basically putting him as a top 7 or 8 QB this year, with the team making the playoffs. Granted Hard Knocks can make any team look like a Super Bowl contender (case in point, watch the Rams one from last year). But they seemed to show a ton of promise on that show too.
For Liberty and Justice For All!
As you know I’m staying out of the politics of the national anthem, but the Ezekiel Elliot back and forth is utterly ridiculous this year. This truly highlights what’s wrong with our court system in America. His suspension has been imposed 3 times, and successfully appealed all 3 times. Make a decision already! Look at this below, why the heck are there so many chances to appeal? For the record, had Elliot served the 6 games, he’d already be a game into his season, with fresh legs and the ability to carry his team into the playoffs. Take a look at this (it’s not fair that I have lawyer friends who read this. I’m sure I’ve butchered this so take it with a grain of salt).
8/11: Goodell imposes 6 game suspension on Ezekiel Elliot
9/8: After taking the NFL to court, Elliot was granted an emergency injunction that allowed him to play Week 1.
9/15: NFL files an emergency motion to stay the injunction
10/12: Court rules in NFL’s favor, re-states 6 game suspension
10/16: Elliot’s lawyers ask for an emergency hearing. Is granted a temporary restraining order allowing him to play
10/30: Judge denies temporary injunction, thus re-instituting the 6 game suspension
11/3: Court of Appeals grants a request for an administrative stay, allowing Elliot to play