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Eight Fun Facts About Fired New York Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on December 4, 2017

Ben McAdoo was fired today as the head coach of the New York Giants. The move had been speculated for sometime and all that was left to wonder about was if it would happen during the season or after. With the Giants sitting at 2-10, and having just lost to the Oakland Raiders, ownership felt it was time for a change and fired their head coach and also their general manager on the same day.

Here are eight fun facts about Ben McAdoo:

First NFL Job

Ben McAdoo’s first NFL coaching job was with the Saints when he was hired in 2004 to be the team’s offensive quality control coach.

Close Ties To Mike McCarthy

Ben McAdoo has coached with or for NFL head coach Mike McCarthy while with the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, and Green Bay Packers.

Number 17!

When he was hired in 2016, Ben McAdoo was the 17th head coach in New York Giants history.

That First Win!

Ben McAdoo got his first win as the head coach of the New York Giants, and his first win as a head coach ever, on September 11, 2016 when the Giants beat the Cowboys on the road in the season opener.

That First Loss!

The first team to beat a Ben McAdoo led Giants team was the Washington Redskins in the third game of the 2016 season.

That Last Win!

The last win the Giants would get with Ben McAdoo as head coach came on November 19, 2017 in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs.

That Last Loss!

the last loss the Giants would get with Ben McAdoo as head coach was to the Oakland Raiders on December 3, 2017.

Two Time Loser

Only one team was beaten by the Giants more than once while Ben McAdoo was the team’s head coach. New York beat the Dallas Cowboys in the first game of the 2016 season and then again on December 11 of that season, just under a year before he would be fired as Giants head coach.

Five Fun Facts About Tight End Jimmy Graham

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on November 27, 2017

Jimmy Graham is one of the most physically imposing tight ends in the National Football League. He got his start with the New Orleans Saints and then moved on to star with the Seattle Seahawks. Between his size and his impressive athleticism, it’s no wonder so many teams don’t look forward to playing against him.

Here are five fun facts about tight end Jimmy Graham:

Jimmy Graham’s College Career

Jimmy Graham attended the University of Miami and even though he was eventually drafted into the National Football League, he actually played four seasons of basketball for the school and only played football during his final year of college.

Double Hurricanes

As a rookie in 2010, Jimmy Graham was a backup tight end for the New Orleans Saints. The starter was a fellow former Miami Hurricanes player, Jeremy Shockey.

The Most Touchdowns!

2013 saw Jimmy Graham notch 16 receiving touchdowns while playing with the Saints. That was the most TD receptions in the league that year.

Jimmy Graham’s First Seahawks Touchdown

In the fourth quarter of a Week 1 loss to the Rams in 2015, Jimmy Graham caught his first touchdown reception as a member of the Seahawks. It came from seven yards out and was thrown by Russell Wilson. Side note: There was no extra point kick following the touchdown as teammate Marshawn Lynch ran the ball in for a two point conversion.

First 100 Yard Game

In a loss to the Panthers on October 18, 2015, Jimmy Graham had his first 100 yard game for the Seahawks when he caught eight balls for 140 yards.

Five Fun Facts About Richard Sherman

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on October 30, 2017

Richard Sherman has made a name for himself as one of the best defensive backs in the National Football League. He’s an important part of the Seattle Seahawks and a fan favorite too. As one of the more outspoken players in the league, he’s famous far outside his team’s city too.

Here are five fun facts about Seahawks defensive star Richard Sherman:

Ain’t That The Truth!

As a senior at Manuel Dominguez High School, Richard Sherman’s fellow students voted him “Male Student Most Likely To Succeed”.

State Title!

Richard Sherman was named a USA Today All-American in track after he won the California state title in the Triple Jump.

Teammates!

Richard Sherman joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2011, the same year that his college teammate Doug Baldwin joined the team.

That First Touchdown!

Richard Sherman’s first touchdown in the National Football League came in a 58-0 win over the Cardinals in 2012 when he picked off a pass thrown by John Skelton and returned it 19 yards for the score.

That First Quarterback Sack!

The first NFL quarterback who would be sacked by Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman was Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets.

Russell Wilson Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on September 28, 2017

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Russel Wilson

Five Fun Facts About Giants Receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on September 25, 2017

There are few wide receivers in the National Football League who can be said to be as exciting as Odell Beckham Jr of the New York Giants. OBJ came into the league and quickly made a name for himself as one of Eli Manning’s most reliable receivers. He’s famous for his one handed catches and his distinctive hairstyle.

Here are five fun facts about Odell Beckham Jr.:

Nice Middle Name!

Odell Beckham Jr.’s given middle name is Cornelious.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s First College Touchdown

The first touchdown Odell Beckham Jr. scored at LSU came as a freshman on a 52 yard pass from Jarrett Lee.

100 Yard Games As A Rookie

As a rookie in 2014, Odell Beckham Jr. had seven 100 yard games. These came against the Colts, Seahawks, Cowboys, Titans, Redskins, Rams, and Eagles.

Odell Beckham Jr. Throws A Pass!

In a win over the Titans on December 7, 2014, Odell Beckham pulled up and attempted his first NFL pass. It was thrown deep to Rueben Randle but fell incomplete.

Look Out Dallas!

Four of the first five touchdown passes Odell Beckham Jr. caught in the NFL came in games against the Dallas Cowboys during his rookie season in 2014. He caught two in a loss to Dallas on October 19th and another two in a loss to the Cowboys on November 23rd.

Ezekiel Elliott Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on September 21, 2017

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

Five Fun Facts About Seattle Seahawks Receiver Doug Baldwin

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on September 18, 2017

Doug Baldwin is one of the more important parts of a Seattle Seahawks team that the entire NFL has had to contend with. He runs crisp routes and has sure hands. He really is one of the better pass catchers in the league.

Here are five fun facts about Doug Baldwin of the Seahawks:

That First College Touchdown

The first touchdown Doug Baldwin would score in college at Stanford came in his sophomore season in a loss to Texas Christian University. Even though he played wide receiver, this first score came on a 38 yard handoff.

Doug Baldwin Gets Passed Over

In the 2011 NFL Draft, 28 wide receivers were selected. None of them were Doug Baldwin who was passed over by every team in the league. Some of the notable receivers drafted that year were A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Torrey Smith, Randall Cobb and Jeremy Kerley.

Doug Baldwin’s First Multi TD Game

The first time Doug Baldwin would score more than one touchdown in an NFL game came in the second to last game in 2012, a win over the 49ers. That day saw him catch four passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns.

He Made It Count!

In Super Bowl XLIX, a Seahawks loss to the Patriots, Doug Baldwin had only one pass thrown his way. He caught it for a gain of three yards and a touchdown.

Russell Wilson Was The Third

The first two NFL quarterbacks to throw touchdown passes to Doug Baldwin in the NFL were Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst.

Jim McMahon Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on September 14, 2017

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon

Five Fun Facts About The Steelers Antonio Brown

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on September 11, 2017

Antonio Brown is one of the most exciting players in the National Football League. He’s a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense too. It’s a real luxury for Ben Roethlisberger to be able to drop back and know that Brown is running down the sideline or across the middle.

Here are five fun facts about Antonio Brown:

All Those Roster Spots!

While at Miami Norland High School in Miami Gardens, Florida, Antonio Brown played running back, quarterback, wide receiver, and punt returner.

An All-American For What?

While playing college football for Central Michigan University, Antonio Brown was twice named an All-American as a punt returner.

Antonio Brown’s First Penalty

The first penalty ever called on Antonio Brown in the NFL came during his rookie season when he lined up offside on a free kick.

Scoring Three Ways

Antonio Brown’s first three NFL touchdowns were scored three different ways. First he scored on a kickoff return, then on a reception, and then on a punt return.

Fourth Quarter Star!

Of the first 50 touchdowns Antonio Brown would score in the NFL, more came in the fourth quarter, a total of 17, than in any other quarter of play.

Odell Beckham Jr. Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on September 7, 2017

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

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Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

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