Open Field: New info on Giants kicker Josh Brown surfaces

After serving a one-game suspension to start the 2016 NFL season for domestic violence, Giants kicker Josh Brown looks like he’s headed toward more games to sit out this year or even being left without a job completely. Either or would be a just punishment, although he should’ve been given a much harsher penalty the first time around. Call me a jaded Patriots fan, but why does Tom Brady serve four games for allegedly being involved in the deflation of footballs while Brown receives one for physically harming his wife?

The NFL has already walked a fine line in how it comes down with a verdict in situations such as these. Need I remind you of Spygate and Ray Rice? For whatever reason, it punishes one athlete or organization differently every time. It’s worth listening to the Saints’s QB, Drew Brees, who eloquently puts the league in its place on this very subject in a podcast interview with the MMQB’s Peter King, which I embedded below in my weekly suggestions. Why is that? If you do wrong, you should be punished accordingly.

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Open Field: Quarter-season awards

To say it’s been a while since I’ve written is an understatement, and it bugs me. It bothers me so much because, if you know me, writing isn’t just a hobby; it’s a passion and one of the things I absolutely love in my life.

I’d had a pretty consistent schedule for posting much more frequently with this weekly NFL column and my personal posts, or so I thought. Now with my new job, a subject I’ll talk more about in my next blog, time has been harder to manage because, well, I’m frankly tired when I finally make it home. That’s on me however, so I’ve already started to rethink how to not find time to write but rather to make it.

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Learning from Life’s Transitions

​September 2016

It’s a month that will forever be etched in the back of my mind for the rest of my life. I spent time at a Washington Nationals at New York Mets game in the early part of the month with my mom and brother. I went to my first concert alone, I’ve gone to see Taylor Swift and Coldplay over the last two years with my sister and mom respectively. But going to see Shawn Mendes on my own was a surreal experience.

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September was a transition period for not only the seasons, but for me personally too. It was the first time I was out of work since I was 18. It was the first time I didn’t have school — I graduated from Manhattan College in May. Applying for jobs has been tedious and annoying but it’s, of course, necessary in order to take the next step in life.

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Open Field: RIP Jose Fernandez

Late again… I’ve been trying to figure out whether posting my weekly power rankings would be best posted before Thursday night football or Sunday mornings. I’ll figure it out.

Before video and podcast of the week and rankings, I want to take the time to embed my tweets commenting on the way beyond horrific loss of 24-year-old Miami Marlins’s ace Jose Fernandez.

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Shawn Mendes, ‘Mercy’ & I

Shawn Mendes’s newly released music video for his song “Mercy,” which is currently my favorite jam, means a great deal to me personally. Watch it first and key in on the lyrics and the visuals. Then, continue to read on.

What do you think? Powerful, huh?

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Open Field: Writing Much?

I’m a bit late to posting my weekly NFL power rankings, anything for that matter on my website, because I’ve been writing extensively about “Star Wars Rebels” for “The GWW.” I have two posts over on their site from this week that I’d greatly appreciate you taking the time to reading:

One more note before this week’s power rankings. Each week to couple with the list, I’ll embed a YouTube video that talks about something, anything regarding the NFL that is of interest to me. In my last post, I shared one of Rich Eisen, host of “The Rich Eisen Show,” and Eric Davis, former NFL cornerback. And again I’ll be passing along another Eisen, Davis video, but this time former NFL linebacker, Willie McGinest, joins them for part of the interview. I’d eventually like for you the reader to share a video with me to include.

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