Thanks to the nearly four month old NFL lockout and the court-ordered hush order on developments in the negotiating room, sports reporters like myself are simply running out of quality stories to run.
Take, for example, today’s ESPN article about Desean Jackson using “homophobic slurs” during an interview for Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. If this were any other year, you never would have heard about the incident. In 2011, however, it’s a lead story. (Jackson, for the record, was responding to a particularly hostile caller and made a Kobe-esque blunder with the “F” word. He was not, in any way, directly discussing the gay community.)
Anyway. My point is that rather than waste your time on a Friday night with a half-assed article about roster battles or unsubstantiated rumors, I’ve instead chosen to introduce a new segment here at ITI: Highlight of the Week.
Throughout the offseason, I usually try to ease my football withdrawals by watching and rewatching Eagles highlight reels on YouTube. It’s not the real thing, but it helps. So, as a nod to all the fine folks out there who spend countless hours editing and posting these beautiful, magical compilations for football junkies like me, I’ll be selecting my favorites and throwing them up here every Saturday. It will give all you drunken lunatics something to do at 3 in the morning after your roommates have all passed out.
This week’s video, unfortunately, is by a user called AaronPackers. Even though he has terrible taste in football teams, he’s put together one hell of a 2010 DJax mixtape. Enjoy, and stay out of trouble tonight.