Eagles release WR DeSean jackson

He has talent galore, but, the baggage is too much for Philly

After weeks of speculation, the Eagles announced Friday that they’ve parted ways with receiver DeSean Jackson. According to the Eagles, they informed Jackson of their decision to release him after “careful consideration.”

The announcement came soon after a chilling NJ.com report stated that the Eagles were concerned with “Jackson’s continued association with reputed Los Angeles street gang members who have been connected to two homicides since 2010.”

“They are concerned about having him around the younger players,” a source told NJ.com.

While Jackson had been questioned about his work ethic, his apparent want of a new contract just two years into a $48.5 million deal, and about potential locker room distractions, the NJ.com report painted Jackson in a new light.

So, what team will sign him? You know someone will

NFL Divisional Playoffs

Should be four great games, and here are my picks

In the first game, I think the Saints will give Seattle a fight, but I cannot pick against the Seahawks at home

Saturday night sees The Colts battling the Pats. Not gonna lie, I will be pulling for Indy, but picking against the Pats? Nope!

Sunday will see the Niners visit  Carolina. Tough call, but based on recent experience, and overall defense, The Panthers secondary being suspect give me the Niners

Finally Sunday night gives us the Chargers and Broncos. You can take all the arguments out there as to why the Chargers will win, and ignore them. Broncos win easily.

NFL Playoffs resume today

In the first game, the Bengals host the Chargers. Two teams that have never won the Super Bowl, and two teams in long Playoff win droughts. I should go with the home team, but San Diego has the better QB. Decisions, decisions, how about I build on my 2-0 playoff picking start and say Cincy at home in the cold.

Then there is the Niners and Packers. In what might be Ice Bowl II. I was picking the Niners because they are hot of late and have had the Pack’s number in recent meetings. But the weather might slow them down and give the Pack an edge. Naw, Niners win!

Saints edge Eagles, worst fans in sports hardest hit

Yes, I know there are many great Eagles fans, but too many of them are assholes, so good riddance!

The New Orleans Saints finally came up with the right plan for outdoor playoff football in cold weather. It got them their first postseason road victory.

Shayne Graham’s 32-yard field goal, the fourth Saturday night for the recent addition to the team, won it on the final play, 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles. Drew Brees, who threw for a touchdown and guided the 34-yard drive to the winning kick, didn’t need to be a big star because the Saints’ running game and defense — along with Graham’s leg — provided the heroics.

“It’s just, man, believing in each other, ignoring what everyone else has to say,” Brees said.

New Orleans (12-5) will play at NFC top-seed Seattle next Saturday. The Saints lost there 34-7 in the regular season.

“It’s loud, it’s crazy, they’ve got a good thing going there,” Brees said of the next challenge.

Graham, signed by the Saints just over two weeks ago to replace long-time kicker Garrett Hartley, also connected from 36, 46 and 35 yards.

Brees threw for a touchdown, Mark Ingram rushed for 97 yards and another score, and the Saints’ defense slowed Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense just enough. New Orleans had been 0-5 in postseason games outside of the Big Easy since entering the league in 1967.

Philadelphia wound up 10-7 in Kelly’s first year as coach. He guided them from worst to first in the NFC East, but they were only 4-5 at home.

Nick Foles hit rookie Zach Ertz for a 3-yard touchdown with 4:54 remaining as Philadelphia rallied from a 13-point deficit to take a one-point lead. But Darren Sproles had a 39-yard kickoff return and a horse-collar tackle brought New Orleans to the Philadelphi

Colts stage dramatic rally to upend Chiefs

Sometimes, a 38-10 lead is not enough

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck threw four second-half touchdown passes and scored on a fumble recovery, leading the Indianapolis Colts from a four-TD deficit to an historic 45-44 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game Saturday.

It’s only the second time in playoff history a team rallied from a deficit of 28 or more points to win, according to STATS. Buffalo trailed by 32 before beating Houston 41-38 in overtime in January 1993.

Luck’s first career playoff victory sends Indianapolis (12-5) to either Denver or New England next weekend for the divisional round with four straight wins.

NFL Playoffs kick off today!

I do not watch the NFL as much as I used to, I follow the college game much more closely. I just enjoy the college game a lot more, which reminds me to say thank you to the AD at Florida, Jeremy Foley. Instead of booting will Muschamp and going after Charlie Strong, Foley brought Muschamp back and now Strong is headed to Texas. Maybe Florida needs a new AD too?

Anyway, the Chiefs are at the Colts today and I have to go with the Colts in this one. They are at home, and they have the better QB, and the Chiefs have been in decline defensively the last seven games or so. Colts 27 Chiefs 17.

In the night-cap. Philly, and their asshole fans host the Saints in what should be a great game. Tough call, Philly is hot right now, the Saints are not nearly as good on the road as they are at home. But, the Saints have more experience, a far better QB, nothing against Nick Foles, but he is not Drew Brees, and a much more experienced coach. So, call it saint 31 Eagles 24

Breaking Down the Bowls December 21slate

Here we go kids, it is college bowl season. It all begins December 21 with four games. So here are my thoughts, and picks

Gildan New Mexico
Washington State vs. Colorado State
Albuquerque, N.M.
University Stadium
Dec. 21
2 p.m

Should be a fun game, with a ton of points. Nice way to kick off Bowl Season. Look for the Rams to outlast the Cougars

Royal Purple Las Vegas
Fresno State vs. USC
Las Vegas
Sam Boyd Stadium
Dec. 21
3:30 p.m.

I am looking forward to this one. A rejuvenated Trojan squad that will miss the coach that turned their season  around, taking on a fine Fresno State team. My pick, Fresno State.

Famous Idaho Potato 
Buffalo vs. San Diego State
Boise, Idaho
Bronco Stadium
Dec. 21
5:30 p.m.

Now, you might wonder ho really cares about this game, and I agree completely. San Diego State wins

R+L Carriers New Orleans
Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
New Orleans
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Dec. 21
9 p.m.

Two Louisiana schools playing in a bowl game in Louisiana. that means one thing, lots of drunken Cajuns. Give Lu La the win here

More picks to come in the days ahead