4 Summer “real” football survival tips
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward (86) tries to break a tackle by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Roderick Hood (26) during the first quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLIII football game, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. The former UGA standout goes to the NFL's Broadcast Bootcamp on the NFL Network. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
BIRDLAND – I know most of you all are having the shakes right about now, waiting for training camp to open later in July.
I’m passing time in a fitness bootcamp and working on my ragged golf game.
Here are a couple of NFL Network programs to help you fight through baseball season, the boring World Cup that they are trying to shove down our throats and something to look forward to while you’re working through that list of yard chores.
While the rest of the world is enraptured with “Fake” football, I call it what it is: Kickball. “Real” football starts up later next month.
Here are four tips to help you get through this weekend:
- They will show interviews from the NFL Broadcast Bootcamp with Former UGA standout Hines Ward and
Anthony Hargroves trip to Swaziland changes his outlook on life. (John Fitzhugh, MCT)
Giants center Shaun O’Hara on NFL Total Access today.
- NFL Total Access features ‘NFL Abroad’ highlighting the travels Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. He recently traveled abroad to Thailand to soak in the local culture and expand his horizons. Stops for Fitzgerald along the way include trips to a floating market, a Thai boxing match, and an elephant preserve. We missed former Georgia Tech standout and Saints defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove’s trip to Swaziland, which was featured on Wednesday. I’m sure there will be re-runs. Only one week after a victory in the Super Bowl, Hargrove traveled to Swaziland on a missionary expedition with Bills tackle Cornell Green and former Bronco George
"Broadway" Joe Namath
Foster. Hargrove shares his experience in the AIDS-stricken country and how sights and sounds of life in this Southern African nation changed his life forever.
- The Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings (3-8) and Tampa Bay Storm (7-3) play on ‘Arena Football Friday’ at 8 p.m.
- Full Re-Air of Super Bowl III between the New York Jets and Baltimore Colts on Super Bowl Classics Saturday at 8:00 PM ET – This is the “guarantee” game where Jets quarterback Joe Namath backed up his smack talk with a 16-7 win over the Baltimore Colts.
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