Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Pro Football Hall of Fame Game 2009


By 5 PM this Sunday afternoon the chores should be completed, the pizza on its way, the adult beverages good and cold, and the TV tuned to NBC as San Jose’s own NFL Referee, Bill Leavy, will be getting ready for the 2009 Hall of Fame game coin toss.

When I get the chance I’ll ask Bill about the new rules for 2009.

* The initial force of a blindside block can’t be delivered by a helmet, forearm or shoulder to an opponent’s head or neck. An illegal blindside block – a 15-yard penalty.

* Initial contact to the head of a defenseless receiver – will draw a 15-yard penalty

* On kickoffs, no blocking wedge of more than two players will be allowed – it will be a 15-yard penalty.

* On kickoffs, the kicking team can’t have more than five players bunched together pursuing an onside kick – a team 5 yards.

Jeff Garcia Takes Metblogs Advice?


Back on February 27th, 2007, I suggested to the Gilroy born, San Jose State, San Francisco 49er quarterback, and then free-agent Jeff Garcia via a San Jose Metblogs post that he choose the Oakland Raiders. It looks as though he finally got around to taking my advice and has just signed with the Raiders as a backup quarterback. Will he once again be spotted in Willow Glen?


The Bay Area may not have a dog in the fight, however San Jose does have a link to the Super Bowl. NFL Official Keith Ferguson, former athlete at Del Mar High School and San Jose State, was chosen as the Back Judge. Officials must have at least five years of experience, as well as having worked previous playoff assignments. The NFL determined that Mr. Ferguson was the highest-rated Back Judge with those qualifications. Look for Keith wearing # 61 – by coincidence this number was also on his Del Mar High School football jersey.

While the men are throwing the pigskin around, I’ll be hitting balls around and enjoying the game on one of the many TVs at the California Billiard Club.

California Billiard Club *Super Bowl Party*
881 E. El Camino Real Mountain View
(650) 965-3100
Sunday Feb, 1st
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

$5.00 Food Buffet – Ask about their Draft specials.

Half- Time Raffle (must be present to win)
$1.00 per ticket – or $5.00 for seven

Arizona Cardinals in San Jose

Arizona Cardinals
Click the photo.

I spotted this beautiful ‘US Airways – Airbus A319 -132 – Arizona Cardinals’ waiting for take-off at SJC this morning. The Cardinals are scheduled to meet-up with the Oakland Raiders (McAfee Coliseum) on Aug. 23. I wonder which of the local fields the Cardinals will be using for practice?

The Official Site – Cardinals

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