Farley's Friday Football Fodder

Wow, it's incredible how time is whizzing by. The preseason is officially underway, with the Giants kicking their exhibition season off in Jacksonville tonight, and with the regular season only 26 days away. So with that, we have real football to discuss. So let's go....

Roger Goodell is tired of lawsuits and retired players with dementia doing horrible things to themselves or others. So now he's telling kids--play the game as if it's two-hand touch and that the thing on your head is only there to protect you from flying beer bottles.

Tom Brady just turned 35 and says he wants to play five more years. Well, yeah--he wants to have the chance for the Giants to beat him a third time in the Super Bowl.

Andy Reid went back to work the day after his son's funeral--and for a guy who is defined by his coaching career, getting back to it was comforting in an odd sort of way, and as he said, something his son would have wanted him to do. Man, how freaking tragic for Reid to have to bury his 29-year old son.

Tampa Bay has brought in Dan Orlovsky to"push" Josh Freeman. Really? I mean, Freeman struggled last year, but Dan Orlovsky?

I bet you guys are wondering what Rex Ryan thinks of himself, right? Here's a take that chronicles Rex over the years and ends with him pretty much saying he always thinks he's gonna win. Well, what did you expect? That he's going to tell us how much he likes donuts?

So the NFL and three other sports leagues are suing New Jersey because they don't want gambling in the state on their sports....something to do with integrity. Yeah, integrity. There's just so much of that in sports, isn't there?

What strikes me about the Redskins' 7-6 win over the Bills is not RG3's debut, but that there were 23 penalties called. I hope that deal with the refs is struck soon, and I never thought I would say that.

Welcome back, T.O. The integrity of the game missed you!

Trent Richardson and his bum knee might be ready for the start of the regular season. Wow, are the Browns just snake bit or what?

Our man Eli is finally getting his due, with serious pundit consideration that he's better than his big brother. Wow, what a difference another ring makes. But I also think Peyton missing last season is contributing to that a bit--outta sight, outta mind. Regardless, good for Eli. Sniff sniff....that's my quarterback....sniff sniff.

With apologies to all you Yankees fans, R.A. Dickey is 15-3 with a ERA well under 3 and 166 strikeouts. Matt Cain, meanwhile, is 10-5. Tony LaRussa, you can suck it.

This Olympic Dopplegangers bit is hilarious. But none of those scares me as much as that split photo of Bruce Jenner from 1976 and from now. I can't find it now, but if you guys saw it, you know what I mean. It's like if the guy ran a 100 meter dash today, his face might crack.

That's all I got. Let's have a good effort (with no injuries!) in J-Ville tonight!

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