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(NFL)   Jeremy Lin's success reminds us of why the NFL is so great   ( nfl.com) divider line
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6425 clicks; posted to Sports » on 17 Feb 2012 at 11:08 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-02-17 05:06:39 PM  
1 vote:
This reaching article proves that Lin-Lin situations are rare.

/have to stop drinking at work.
2012-02-17 04:11:04 PM  
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vdawg: Jason Smith should be fired for drinking on the job. This is as bad as journalism gets. He makes Chris Chase from Yahoo look insightful.


Jason Smith's job title is Fantasy Analyst, which pretty much explains this article away.
2012-02-17 02:23:58 PM  
1 vote:

Rwa2play: litespeed74: Another Fark thread for Asian Tebow?

Bravo, so much fail in so little words!


What do you mean they are exactly the same.
Both homeschooled.
Both led their college teams to back to back NCAA championships.
Both hyped coming out of college despite lacking good fundamentals.
Both drafted in the first round.
Both forced into a starting role by a groundswell of public support.
Both only good for a couple minutes per game.
Both deeply polarizing figures due to their strong christian faith.
2012-02-17 12:25:53 PM  
1 vote:

Super Chronic: Doc Daneeka: The NFL is the least diverse sports league in America.

The NHL is full of Canadians and Europeans. Players from a dozen countries speaking a half-dozen different languages.

MLB is full of Latinos from the Caribbean and Venezuela, as well as players from Japan, Taiwan, and other Pacific Rim countries.

The NBA has had an infusion of Europeans and is growing like crazy in China and elsewhere in Europe, as epitomized by Yao Ming and others.

The NFL, by contrast, has basically no diversity. 99.9% of the players come from one country, one culture, and speak the same language. Aside from the occasional Aussie kicker or something, basically all the players are Americans.

Tell that to Tom Brady as he's running away from the Ugandan Mathias Kiwanuka and the British-Nigerian Osi Umenyiora in the Super Bowl. I'm not disagreeing that there's less national-origin diversity in the NFL than in other sports, but 99.9% is an exaggeration. In any event, obviously any lack of diversity is due to American football not being played in other countries. And through all of this, I'm also kind of wondering why I'm supposed to care where the players come from.


Umenyiora WAS born in London and lived part of his youth in Nigeria, however Mathias was born and raised in the middle of Fat Hump Land (Indy). His (likely) twice weekly visit to Steak and Shake negates any Ugandan influence he may have had.
2012-02-17 11:37:54 AM  
1 vote:
Tiger Woods failure reminds us of why women's flat-track roller derby is so great.
2012-02-17 11:26:58 AM  
1 vote:
The NFL is the least diverse sports league in America.

The NHL is full of Canadians and Europeans. Players from a dozen countries speaking a half-dozen different languages.

MLB is full of Latinos from the Caribbean and Venezuela, as well as players from Japan, Taiwan, and other Pacific Rim countries.

The NBA has had an infusion of Europeans and is growing like crazy in China and elsewhere in Europe, as epitomized by Yao Ming and others.

The NFL, by contrast, has basically no diversity. 99.9% of the players come from one country, one culture, and speak the same language. Aside from the occasional Aussie kicker or something, basically all the players are Americans.
2012-02-17 11:24:36 AM  
1 vote:
FTL: In the NFL, if you're a star, we'll find you no matter where you play... This is because any market can win a championship. It's how the league is set up. You can go from 5-11 to the Super Bowl.

It's true: ANY team in the NFL can go from obscurity to Super Bowl Champion overnight.

... except the San Diego Chargers.

\ BOOM! :D
2012-02-17 11:14:22 AM  
1 vote:
Articles like this are why Hunter S. Thompson blew his brains out in the month of February.
2012-02-17 10:14:20 AM  
1 vote:
Jeremy Lin is a once a week sport that caters to American's lack of attention span, love of drinking, television, misplaced machismo, and an institutional need to put grown men through the grinder so that they die at a young age with the brain power of a 4 year old?
 
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