Spot Kicks: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

Ines Sainz shows up in an NFL locker room wearing tight jeans, gets a few cat calls, and the media goes into a massive feeding frenzy. Meanwhile, a giant badger shows up on an NFL sideline and devours and entire cheerleader whole, and the press is completely silent. Horrible. I bet if this monster ate a player on Berman’s fantasy team, there would be real outrage…

Come to think of it, can we feed it Shonn Greene?

When you’re done pondering the nightmares children might have after going to an NFL and witnessing this Jim Henson nightmare for the first time, here are some more items for you to ponder:

  • Free Darko’s Eric Freeman examines the sudden hatred of FC Barcelona. [The Run of Play]
  • A tactical breakdown of Barcelona 0-2 Hercules last weekend. My translation: Mascherano is a useless choad. [Zonal Marking]
  • In case you were wondering, UEFA still fears the robot football apocalypse — y’know, the one where Frank Lampard’s goal was actually a goal. [Dirty Tackle]
  • Where does Stoke City get its money from? [The Swiss Ramble]
  • How does crazy spend its cash? Just look at Stephen Ireland’s house. [Dirty Tackle]
  • A new blog that looks back at the lesser-known talents and eccentrics in football. [Forgotten Stand]
  • Serie A players may go on strike. I’m sure the entirely rational supporters in Italy will react well to that. [A More Splendid Life]
  • Turkish football gets stabby. [101 Great Goals]
  • Manchester City videos from decades past. Nice find. [EPL Talk]
  • Will the Glazers’ austerity ruin Manchester United the same way it’s ruining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? I know a few Arsenal fans who are counting on it. [The Guardian]
  • Wondering what it’s really like to live with concussions after your NFL career is over? Read this. Then email that link to Matt Moore. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Football-related brain damage may have led to the suicide of a linemen at Penn. [New York Times]
  • Meanwhile, the NFL Players Association considers killing itself to live. Again. [Sports Business Journal]
  • Our pal Matt Ufford is mixing memes with the NFL, resulting in awesomeness. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]
  • If you close your eyes and listen to Randy Moss, he kinda sounds like Kenny Powers. [SB Nation]
  • He Hate Me takes up acting. Of course, he does. [Shutdown Corner]
  • The official Dennis Dixon Jumping-to-Conclusions Mat [Steelers Lounge]
  • Bloggers sit down and have a Guinness with Jerome Bettis. Where the hell was my invitation? [One For The Other Thumb]
  • Former AFL star Sav Rocca is close to breaking some Philadelphia Eagles’ punting records. [NFL Fanhouse]
  • Jason Akermanis, on the other hand, isn’t having quite as good a week. [Herald Sun]
  • Your All-Ireland Football Final preview. [Belfast Telegraph, via Simon]
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