NBA players are among the most athletic and physically skilled human beings on the planet. As a result of their elite talents, it would not be unusual to see those players thrive in other professional sports.
The marquee examples of dual sport athletes include Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson.
A lot of people wouldn't say the backup quarterback position is one of the five or six most important positions on a football field, that is, until you're having to play your backup quarterback. Then it becomes really important.
It was a loving weekend for TomBrady, wife Gisele Bündchen, and kids Jack, Benjamin, and Vivian in Boston. The family fun got started yesterday when the Bündchen-Brady crew attended Tom's sister Nancy's graduation from Boston University.
It is hardly a secret that NFL teams cannot survive with poor quarterback play. After all, nearly every team in need of a quarterback this year found themselves picking in the top 10 picks of April's draft.
2012 was not a year full of unicorns and rainbows for some superstars. The NFL might be an offensive league, but not all of its top skill-position players had superb seasons that made fantasy owners happy.
We kicked off the week here by looking at the uphill battle rookie fourth-round pick Matt Barkley would have to overcome to be a successful starter at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. The odds certainly aren't in Barkley's favor.
There's a clear power structure in the NFL these days. On one extreme, you have perennial playoff contenders like the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots, and on the other reside dismal franchises like the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders.