Trent Richardson Traded

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Colts acquired Trent Richardson last week from the Browns in exchange for their 2014 1st round pick. A shocking trade because no one was expecting the Browns to move the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. But now with a new front office that wants to build the team their way things have changed. Browns fans won’t like the deal due to them trading their best offensive player on their team, but you can guarantee Colts fans are excited. In his rookie season Trent Richardson rushed for 959 yards with 11tds. Colts now have a 1-2 punch in Ahmad Bradshaw and Trent Richardson. The Browns will now be looking to draft a franchise quarterback and now have two 1st round picks, one 2nd round pick, two 3rd round picks, and two 4th around picks. You can certainly expect their pick from the Colts to be in the mid 20s because the Colts will most likely make the playoffs. The QBs that come to mind are Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville, Tajh Boyd from Clemson, Brett Hundley from UCLA, Marcus Mariota from Oregon, and everyones favorite Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M. We will see which QB seperates themselves from the pack as the season rolls on.

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The Punt Of The Week

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This weekend, NFL linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey were spotted at a club wearing hats that said “Free Hernandez.” Aaron Hernandez was a college teammate to the Pouncey brothers at the University of Florida, and by the looks of it, both guys seem to believe that Hernandez’ charges should be dropped. Bad move guys, I understand he might be your boy and fellow college teammate, but this is first degree murder we’re talking about. This “friend” of yours is believed to have killed a man and that’s no joke. Since then, the brothers have apologized for the hats.

The Mighty Morphing Wildcats

When will this stop? College football and its uniform sponsors have completely ruined the look of the game, in my opinion. When Oregon first unveiled their seven different versions of metallic uniforms, I understood the reasoning behind it.

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And when Nike came up with the concept of the “combat uniforms,” featuring tough colors like flat blacks and camouflage patterns,  I was hesitant but thought they actually looked sharp.

I even enjoyed the crazy/controversial gear that the University of Maryland broke out last year, but when you start reshaping face masks and helmets to the point where players look like the newest power rangers, that’s where I draw the line.

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Apparently a fan of the Arizona wildcats has developed a concept football helmet that features the universities initials molded onto the team’s face masks.
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The overall consensus seems to be that people like the new look, which isn’t really surprising to me considering that we live in an era where people’s wardrobes consist of outfits that practically beg for attention.
Before you know it, Phil Knight will decide to mold duck bills onto the front of his alma mater’s helmets or even put elephant ears on the sides of those timeless Alabama helmets.
This entire concept of “uniform swag” has almost become bigger than the game itself. College football games are now more of a fashion show than an actual sporting event because of it.
As a die hard Penn State fan, I love tradition. I love simplicity. I love physical, hard-nosed gameplay, and these new uniforms exemplify the complete opposite of that. I’ll take my team’s legendary plain white helmets over any one of the 50 new Boise State helmets or these new potential Arizona helmets any day.
The way i see it is, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. College football is great as is. Often times I find myself enjoying it even more than pro-ball, but things like this are just sending the wrong message. It makes it seem as if the NCAA is needy for more fans, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
In the end, players and teams need to stop worrying about how their uniforms look and fit and, instead, focus more on their gameplay. Otherwise, the quality of play will decrease and teams will start looking like a bunch of Lady Gagas in shoulder pads.
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