It has been a rough week in the Lowcountry South Carolina area. Almost everyone I know is fighting off a cold or flu, including myself. Writing a football blog the weeks before free agency is difficult enough, even without the monitor that seems to be just bright enough to make my eyes water if I look at it for longer than five seconds.
Free Agency Storm Brewing?
Saturday March 9 NFL teams are allowed to start negotiating with other teams unrestricted free agents. Three days later March 12, 4:00pm the league year starts. Signings and trades should keep us all busy until draft day April 25. This is the first time in NFL history they are letting other teams talk to unrestricted free agents before the league year starts… What impact will this have? Hard telling. But my best guess is we will see some big surprises all around the league. If a player has been with one team his whole career, he is normally willing to give a hometown discount to stay in the same system and same fan base. But with three full days for other teams to court and entice free agents, we could see a mix-up like never before. Be prepared for some consistent teams in the past to shake things up and take this opportunity to lure in talent from everywhere.
Honey Bear of the Week Contest
BearDownBlog.net is announcing that during the 2013 NFL regular season we will post a fan picture every week. BearDownBlog.net staff will go through all of the fan pictures and choose our top 17. BearDownBlog.net will then post our favorites throughout the season. During the postseason all of our readers will get a vote on who will be our BearDownBlog.net Girl (or guy, I guess… NFL these days) of the Year! Who knows? If we get 34 qualifying Chicago Bears fan photos we can vote between two per week to see who advances to the postseason. Don’t send us pictures yet though, we’ll come up with some rules in the next few weeks. We want to make sure we are really posting YOU or a loved one.
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