Monday, January 5, 2015

Papa John's Code: Promo Offers Free Pizza During 2015 NFL Playoffs

When the NFL Playoffs come around, you can bet on a special pizza deal from Papa John's.

Since becoming the official pizza sponsor of the NFL, Papa John's has released special pizza offers each year leading up to and during the Super Bowl. This year, it's a buy-one-get-one promotion during the playoffs.

Papa John's announced in a recent commercial featuring Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Hall of Famer Joe Montana that football fans will receive a free, one-topping large pizza with the purchase of any large pizza (of equal or greater value at regular menu price) during the playoffs.

The NFL's conference playoffs will run through Sunday, Jan. 18 and the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, Feb. 1. There's been no word yet if Papa John's will offer an additional free pizza promotion for the Super Bowl.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

ESPN mistakenly ID's random fan as Ed McCaffrey during bowl game

(Photo via @jhoran8 on Twitter)
As Stanford freshman running back and return specialist Christian McCaffrey carved up Maryland's defense and kick coverage teams in the Foster Farms Bowl on Wednesday, ESPN cut to a shot of McCaffrey's dad, Ed, watching from a press box.

Just one problem.

That's definitely not Christian's dad.

McCaffrey was a receiver at Stanford before going on to win three Super Bowls—one with San Francisco and two with Denver—in the NFL. He's aged since his playing days, but he doesn't resemble the man ESPN identified as him on Wednesday.
The McCaffrey family probably doesn't care. Christian is well on his way to becoming a household name after gaining over 100 all-purpose yards in his first bowl game.
Christian returned kicks, ran the ball, caught passes out of the backfield, and operated the Wildcat offense during Stanford's 45-21. Clearly, football runs in the McCaffrey family.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tom Brady responds to Terrance Knighton's remarks on Super Bowl

Earlier this week, Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton created some buzz in the football world when he "guaranteed" a Broncos Super Bowl appearance—and victory.

Guarantee is used in quotation marks because Pot Roast alleges that his quotes were taken out of context. Here's what he told the Denver Post's Mark Kiszla:

"It doesn't matter what happens. At the end of the year, we're hoisting that trophy . . . I don't care if New England doesn't lose again. I don't care where we have to play. I don't care who our opponent is. We're not going to be satisfied until we hoist that trophy."

It seems that Knighton inadvertently replaced "our goal is" with "we are" going to win the Super Bowl. Judging from Knighton's follow-up tweet on Monday, that's likely the case:
Regardless of if it was a guarantee or simply a stated goal, Knighton's words created a firestorm.

On Monday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady responded to Pot Roast's remarks.