Not So Pretty In Pink

     Amidst the Ravens 27-21 loss to New England, did you notice the color pink getting some extra play on the gridiron? Of course you did.  Flacco was sporting the cleats, Rice had the arm bands, Mason had the gloves.  A lot of the NFL players, and coaches, got in on the act.  

     October is breast cancer awareness month and the NFL  launched a “Crucial Catch” program as part of a national reminder for women to get their screenings. All of the pink gear will be autographed and auctioned off at the NFL auction site here.   Be sure to check it out!

    

     So the pink gear was the bright spot.  Perhaps the only bright spot for me in this week of football.  Week four has been a doozie.  I’m struggling to get a win in my pool and getting it handed to me in fantasy.  Add to that, the Ravens let Brady and company slip away with that win…it is just not pretty.

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Vote For Flacco

     Again, Baltimore QB Joe Flacco is up for the Fed Ex Air player of the week.  Because, again, Flacco set his record book on fire.  The guy looks unshakable, completing 25 of 35 passes for 342 yards and one score in Cleveland’s whipping Sunday.  342 yards of offense, comandeered by our very own Joe. 

     In week one, Flacco was also nominated but lost to New Orleans Drew Brees.  Brees has owned the contest, winning both weeks so far, but is NOT nominated this week.  Joe is up against Indy’s Peyton Manning (24 of 35, 379 yards, four td’s) and Philly’s Kevin Kolb (24 of 34, 327 yards, two td’s).

     Come on Baltimore, vote for Joe here!  Vote often.

Mason Milestone Ahead

     Baltimore wide receiver Derrick Mason is only 3 catches away from a slice of NFL history.  He needs only three catches to hit the 800 mark!  If (or should I say when) he can do it against Cleveland, he’ll become only the 23rd player in NFL history to hit that milestone (8th active).

Photo courtesy Jeff Gross/ Getty Images

     Last time Mason played against Cleveland he reeled in 9 receptions for 136 yards and one score.  In 14 career games against Cleveland he’s amassed 1,033 yards with four scores. 

     So yeah, Mason should def. be making NFL history Sunday when 2-0 Baltimore beats up on the 0-2 Browns.