In an eventful off-season, 2020 hasn't even spared the New England Patriots. With Tom Brady leaving town and taking Rob Gronkowski with him, the Patriots are going to look dramatically different next season.
I wrote a post about how the Patriots could survive without Brady not too long ago. However, there are the obvious reasons why New England won't be able to make it. Here are those reasons.
The Green Bay Packers shocked the football world by drafting Jordan Love with the 26th pick overall in the NFL Draft. This prompted rumors of Aaron Rodgers getting out of Green Bay (and possibly New England). This has also prompted former Packers quarterback Brett Favre to have some interesting conversations with Rodgers, who happens to be the guy that replaced Favre.
However, this is mere speculation. Aaron Rodgers just signed a hefty four-year contract extension worth $134 million with Green Bay not too long ago. Rodgers's cap hit will edge close to $40 million in the next two seasons after 2020 alone. Offloading that sort of contract will require a great deal of cap space... and a miracle.
Yes, Rodgers does have an option after the 2022 season. But Rodgers's base salary goes up after that season as well, to the tune of $25 million. That's not including the incentives, which include getting over 72.5 snaps and making the divisional round game (and further). Why would Rodgers walk away from that?
As for New England, Bill Belichick is probably going to look for younger options. Getting Rodgers in New England for the short term sounds nice. Rodgers would be a solid fit in the Erhardt-Perkins system, after all. But Belichick will probably look at Jarrett Stidham or even getting Andy Dalton, both of which are younger than Rodgers.
This summer and the future will be interesting regarding the future of Aaron Rodgers. Yes, there's speculation that he wants out. But it isn't true... yet (plus, he's a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks). Which means Rodgers is going to be staying put for a while.
Today in Nostalgia Game Review, I take a look at Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. This was a Game Boy Advance game released on November 4, 2004. Developed by Capcom and published and made by Nintendo, Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap saw a virtual console release on the Wii U. Minish Cap was also named "Game Boy Advance Game of the Year" by GameSpot in 2005.
In Minish Cap, Princess Zelda has been turned to stone by an evil sorcerer named Vaati. Vaati also turns the King of Hyrule evil, felling Hyrule under a dark spell. Link must navigate through dungeons and free Hyrule from their dark curse and Zelda from her stone prison.
There's a good reason why Minish Cap was widely revered. Minish Cap gives you a good amount of content to work with, from fusing kinstones to unlock content and paths to shrinking to a "minish" size. Being "minish" allows you to access certain areas you wouldn't be able to access as normal-sized Link. The game also shows more detail, with the camera being angled closer to the ground.
Link also gains elements that fuse with his sword, allowing his sword to be more powered up. Link can even learn new sword techniques that he can use in combat. Speaking of kinstones, you can also fuse them with your friends by trading them. While the game may appear to be too short, the game has plenty of content to keep you busy. This is especially true with the puzzles in Minish Cap.
Overall, Minish Cap is a solid game with plenty of replay value. If you're looking for a game to dive into in the Zelda series that you've never tried before, give Minish Cap a try.
Ohio State. Seriously, look at the first three picks of the 2020 NFL Draft. The first three picks all played for Ohio State at one point. Joe Burrow, Chase Young, and Jeff Okudah. That is a testament to the recruiting prowess that was Urban Meyer.
Granted, there was some controversy surrounding Meyer's previous regimes, namely in Florida. However, you have to give the former Buckeye coach a ton of credit for recruiting in the midwest. Meyer even brought a national title to Columbus, which says something about his style.
Overall, the Buckeyes had ten players drafted in the NFL draft. That's nearly enough to put out on the field for one side of the ball. That's an amazing feat! You have to give the Buckeyes a ton of credit for how they've run things in the recruiting field and football operations.
In the neverending search for exercises without weights, I have stumbled upon a few more exercises in my quarantine. Here are some that you should try at home.
The first round of the NFL Draft has gone by, with a lot of questions to be asked. Here are those questions that need to be asked:
The NFL team that has made the most noise this off-season has been... the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Adding both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski to Bruce Arians's pass offense will turn plenty of heads. However, that doesn't make the Buccaneers indomitable. Here are a few things that may stop the Bucs in their tracks.
I was originally going to post this on 4/20 because, you know, it's a weed holiday. However, this entire month is 4/20. Therefore, we must celebrate the best pothead athletes of all time. Here's the list:
The Super Bowl is a prestigious event. Two of the NFL's best teams square off for a chance to hoist the Lombardi trophy. It is also an event seen by billions of people across the globe.
Every U.S. city dreams of hosting this annual spectacle, with the hopes of drawing in ridiculous amounts of revenue. Here's a list of cities that should be in line to host the "Big Game".
With the NFL Draft this weekend, let's take a look at the worst draft pick in history. It was between this quarterback and Peyton Manning in the 1998 NFL Draft. Unsurprisingly, Manning went no. 1 in that draft and this guy went no. 2. That man... is Ryan Leaf.
Formerly of the Washington State Cougars, Leaf was drafted by the San Diego Chargers. An episode of NFL Top 10 rated Leaf as the biggest draft bust and with good reason. A career touchdown-interception ratio of 14 to 36 along with a completion percentage below 50% (48.4) doesn't help Leaf. Then there's this.
According to his teammates, Leaf was notorious for alienating his teammates and had a terrible work ethic. An example of this is when Leaf would play golf instead of studying game film. After just three full seasons, Leaf became practice squad fodder, bouncing around with teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Seattle Seahawks.
Unfortunately, Leaf's life took a turn for the worst. Leaf was sentenced to ten years probation for drug-related charges. A couple years later, Leaf plead guilty to burglary and drug possession charges in Montana and broke into a home to take prescription drugs in Montana five years later.
It's always unfortunate to hear the Ryan Leaf story. A player who had the whole world watching, only to fall apart at the seams. This is especially true when the other quarterback in that draft was Peyton Manning. Leaf has and will always be the biggest draft bust in NFL history.
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