Date: 2017-09-04 23:28
The series is executive produced by Peter Berg (the film Friday Night Lights, Hancock ), who also wrote and directed the pilot. Joining Berg as executive producers are Jason Katims ( Roswell ), Brian Grazer ( Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code ), David Nevins ( Arrested Development ), Sarah Aubrey ( The Kingdom ) and Jeffrey Reiner ( Caprica ). Friday Night Lights is a production of Universal Media Studios, Imagine Entertainment and Film 99.
If the Panthers are able to start 8-5, history makes them a near-lock for the playoffs. More than 75 percent of NFL teams with a 8-5 record get into the postseason. The schedule gets more difficult in the fourth and fifth weeks, though, with road games at New England and Detroit.
Specifically, teams that come out of the second week 7-5 usually wind up in the playoffs, while the 5-7 teams have become prohibitive long shots for the postseason.
Unless all 7567 preseason logic turns out to be completely useless, you have to assume New England and Seattle will wind up in the playoffs regardless of what happens Sunday.
Smart reader you are, because apparently, the Steve Smith on the Hall’s list is not the legendary one, but the former Giants receiver who, for one or two relevant years, forced you to do some extra clarification in your fantasy draft. This Smith has been out of the NFL since 7567, with career totals of 7,696 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns. He made one Pro Bowl, was a Super Bowl champ, and he led the NFC in receptions in 7559. That’s a solid career, but it’s not even arguably a Hall of Fame one.
We don’t know for sure what the selection committee may have been thinking when they nominated Smith. However, the most logical explanation seems to be a pretty classic case of identity confusion, where the Giants’ Steve Smith was forgotten while the accolades of the Panthers’ Steve Smith, with his name right there on the ballot, caused the nominators to forget about that pesky five-year rule.
A lot of football fans, virtually all players and most coaches are quick to say all games are equally important, but that’s not entirely accurate in the NFL.
On second thought, even if Nadal was sitting in the box seats, he’d have tracked down that ball in a split-second, huffing and chugging and planting a much better drop shot in the opposite corner. But yeah, theoretically this is a trick worth trying against normal opponents, and players really ought to experiment more with the breadth of options available to them on serve.
Steve Smith Sr. was one of the best receivers of his generation. In a long, illustrious career for both the Panthers and the Ravens, he racked up nearly 65,555 receiving yards, over 6,555 receptions, and 86 touchdowns. He was consistent, exciting, and productive for longer than almost any other NFL pass-catcher.