Names can be tough. They’re hard to pronounce, frequently hard to spell, and sometimes there’s even a case of mistaken identity, which you can now ask Wade Phillips about.
The Broncos’ defensive coordinator alerted Twitter that he had received his Super Bowl ring with the wrong name on it.
Now, if it was a misspelled name, I’d get it. “Phillips” is a hard one: is it spelled with one “l” or two? How many “p’s” are on the end?
But having an entirely wrong name on the ring is just downright confusing. It begs the question, “Who’s name is it, then?” Yet Phillips wouldn’t say. Popular opinion on Twitter is that the name on the ring is “Bum Phillips,” Wade’s dad, but if that’s true, Phillips hasn’t mentioned it.
If you could put any wrong name on Wade Phillips’ ring, what would it be?
The NFL has approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, and with the move comes the pressure the league must now face in a city that embraces its gambling and vibrant nightlife.
Not only could this cause problems for the league, which has been outspoken against gambling on sports, but it could impact its players, who now have to deal with being in and around gambling year round.
With so many questions, the NFL must embrace these realities of being a part of Sin City in the future.
PFT’s Mike Florio breaks down the NFL’s future in Sin City in the video above from the owners’ meetings in Arizona.
Vince Young is hoping his football career isn’t over.
Young has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who announced on Twitter today that Young has a “dream of playing more football.”
That Steinberg used the word “dream” suggests that he and Young realize it will be an uphill battle to get back to the NFL. Young hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2011, when he threw four touchdown passes and nine interceptions for the Eagles. He has spent time with the Bills, Packers and Browns since then but never made it past the preseason.
The fledgling Spring League has already said it would be interested in Young, so he’s got someone interested in him. But the Spring League is a long, long way from the NFL. It’s highly likely that Young has played his last NFL game, even if, at age 33, he’s not quite ready to say definitively that he’s done.