If you live in the 21st Century, have cable and are following this blog it’s because you do not live under a rock, have an interest in getting news on current events and perhaps a female who loves football, fashion, and philanthropy.
If such is the case – that you love football – you probably watch ESPN, perhaps look forward to the evening news abbreviated version of sports coverage, and/or subscribe to the NFL Network. Now…that sounds like a TRUE fan.
The benefit of the NFL Network is NFL Daily – a show that does exactly what its name implies – highlights the NFL all day long. If you watch ESPN, you see the repeated coverage of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA and other sports-driven news stories and recaps…including one of the most interesting shows, at least we think so, the ‘NFL’s TOP 10 List’. This ‘list’ includes the best Super Bowls, the best Wide Receivers, the best ‘hands’, the best running backs, so forth and so on. We tune in from time to time to see who is selected on this ‘list’ and must admit we are sometimes baffled at some of the players who make the list – better yet the ones who do not. We’re always curious to know who in the world selects these people to make these lists; by what standards are they judging and do the players themselves realize these lists have been made? Do they care?
Some of the ‘lists’ that stick out to us include the ‘Top 100 Players’, the ‘Top 10 Super Bowls‘, and the ‘Top 10 Running Backs’. Players like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, Walter Payton, Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, have made their presence known through the ‘Top 10…’ lists. Albeit, there are players who ranked far less in these lists than they should have; i.e. ‘Top 10 Hands’…the number one spot wasn’t given to Jerry Rice, Cris Carter or even DeSean Jackson. The number one spot for the best running back wasn’t given to Walter Payton, Jerome Bettis or even Emmitt Smith. The Giants vs. PATS Super Bowl didn’t make the number one spot for that list either (and that ‘head-catch’ win will go down in history). So who made the number one spots you ask? Go to http://www.ESPN.com to see meanwhile, we’ll say this…
We hope these polls or lists are driven by stats…numbers…not by the opinions of executives and TV producers. I would even accept a polled audience of football fans to develop the ‘list’. Who’s to say they don’t? We’re going to further our research to find out how exactly these lists are made.
In the meantime, we’re putting together the ‘F3 Top 10 List’ of….everything we can think of! Stayed tuned. We’ll definitely need your input!