As if the NFL and Roger Goodell didn’t already have enough issues to deal with. “Concussion”, starring Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Wilson, and Alec Baldwin is based off the 2009 GQ article, Game Brain. Head injuries will once again be at the forefront of the NFL as this film gets closer to its’ release date. The film will tell the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) who discovers CTE in the brains of some NFL players, which later has life-ending effects. Roger Goodell and the NFL will receive a gift not anticipated as this film releases right on Christmas Day.
Are you ready for some football? Tonight is the beginning of the 2013 NFL season headlined by the Denver Broncos hosting the defending Super Bowl champs. The Baltimore Ravens are out to prove that despite coming into the season after replacing several prominent names from their Super Bowl winning team, that they’re still the champs and the team to beat this year. The Ravens defeated Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in a double ot thriller in the divisional round last season. Elvis Dumervil who suited up for the Broncos for the past six seasons is now a part of the Ravens defensive unit. This game is sure to be a great start to the season.
The 2012 NFL Draft concluded this past weekend. It is a yearly spectacle to watch if you’re a football fan. I make it a yearly tradition to do my fair share of scouting and mock drafts. One of the exciting aspects of the draft other than getting drafted by a professional sports team happens to be some of the lavish events that take place. The 5th Annual Fashion & Football NFL Draft Gala just so happened to be one of these events you couldn’t miss. It all took place on April 24, 2012 at Audi Forum in New York City. All of the athletes and celebs involved modeled outfits by Italian clothing company, Eredi Pisano. I will be looking forward to the 6th Annual Fashion & Football NFL Draft Gala.
The Fashion Reporter, online magazine for all things fashion, and parent company, Fashion and Football, produced an unforgettable fashion show during NFL Draft Week. Professional as well as college football players including Justin Tryon (NY Giants), Ramses Barden (NY Giants), Aaron Maybin (NY Jets), Matthew Rice (NFL vet), Josh Norman (Top 10 NFL Draft candidate), Kashif Moore (UCONN Draft Candidate), Evan Rodriguez ( Temple NFL Draft Candidate), fashion socialite Karim Ramos and notable fashion editors, all modeled suits by Eredi Pisano, an Italian clothing company specializing in fine garments as well as made to measure suits. “We are excited about our partnership with Fashion and Football and look forward to this highly anticipated annual event”, says Kenny Frimpong, Brand and Lifestyle Consultant at Eredi Pisano. The Grammy Award winning stylist, Eric Santiago along with The Glam Squad who outfitted participating players in some of the most impressive pieces from Pisano’s collection including wool suits done with suede elbow patches to tomato red oxford style shoes along with an array of vivid roped belts done in Italian leather finished off with silk pocket squares and must-have ties. In addition, Monster Cable unveiled their all-new, Diamond Tear Headphones during the runway portion of the event. Professional NFL players and college athletes paired the very stunning diamond headphones with which provides for the ideal finishing touch for a luxurious look. The world class headphones offering the sound of clarity with diamonds, will officially be announced this July.
Audi Forum provided the perfect space for this annual event in showcasing their line of exciting automobiles from the R8, A8, A7 and A6 models. Guests enjoyed home-style Italian lasagna and mozzarella salad provided by Contornos Restaurant located in midtown Manhattan offering a five-star menu that embodies an Italian Sunday family dinner. In addition, Peroni Nastro Azzurro – the world’s number one premium Italian beer – offered crisp, stylish, Italian refreshments as well as branded glassware for guests to take home. Specialty cocktails will were provided by CÎROC Ultra Premium vodka – one of the only vodkas made from fine French grapes. Custom cocktails were created to fit the event’s theme from the CÎROC Diddy, CÎROC Red Berry Glam, CÎROC Coco Loso, and CÎROC Peach Bellini. In essence, a taste of Italy met Football Game Day in a stylish, yet unconventional manner in one of the fashion capitals of the world.
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Eredi Pisano’s Spring Summer 2012 collection is now available at their store located at 520 Madison Avenue, in the heart of retail luxury.
All it took was a fourth and sixth rounder for the New York Jets to land Tim Tebow after the Denver Broncos essentially won the lottery when Peyton Manning signed earlier this week. Both the Jets and the Jaguars were in the running for Tebow once an issue in his contracted halted the trade for a few hours. The Tebow craze will now be in the big New York market. This will add an interesting dynamic to the season, and we’ll see how and if Mark Sanchez and the rest of the locker room responds to the phenomenon that surrounds Tim Tebow. I for one will be tuning in to see how Tebow is incorporated into the offense.
This is an interesting off-season in the NFL simply because of Peyton Manning. Plenty of franchises are trying to lure him to play for their respective franchises. One guy who I’d hope he would be throwing the ball to this year is Randy Moss. Moss retired after a very disappointing 2010 campaign in which we saw Moss play with three different franchises in one season. Randy Moss though decided to come out of retirement because he simply wanted to just “play some football” and I’m excited about it. After working out with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Moss signed a one year deal with the team. I like this pickup for the 49ers because Moss can stretch the field and be the top option for the team. Moss is an all-time great talent with a spot in Canton when he officially calls it a career. I sure hope the 2012 NFL season brings better fortune to Moss rather than that of the last time we saw him.
Today is the day sports and entertainment fans have all been waiting for. Whether it is to root for your favorite team, the halftime show, or tuning in for the commercials, this evening will special to many. The New England Patriots are led by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick who can only move higher to the next plateau with a win in this game. Everyone wants to talk about legacies, well four legacies are serving as the main ingredients for this Super Bowl. Those legacies are the aforementioned Brady/Belichick legacy and also the Tom Coughlin/ Eli Manning legacy. The Super Bowl takes place right in Indianapolis where Eli’s older brother Peyton has been the man of that city for many years. This game is a rematch of the match-up that took place at the Super Bowl just four years ago. This year’s halftime show will feature Madonna and many surprises. I expect the halftime show to be visually exceptional.
Patriots 34 Giants 24
Dark Horse MVP
Also I want to extend my congratulations to the six newest inductees to the NFL Hall of Fame:
The NFL’s Wildcard weekend has come and gone but it was full of excitement. The Houston Texans in their first playoff game ever outscored their opponents by 21 points. The Saints outmatched the Detroit Lions in a high scoring game. The Giants only allowed the Falcons to score on a safety, and we also had the Denver Broncos shock the Pittsburgh Steelers in Overtime. Overall, I very much enjoyed Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos game this weekend as well as the clinic that the Giants put on against the Falcons. What will be in store this weekend?
The Schedule for the Divisional Round is as follows:
Texans @ Ravens Sun 1:00pm
Broncos @ Patriots Sat 8:00pm
Saints @ 49ers Sat 4:30pm
Giants @ Packers Sun 4:30pm