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David Wilson was drafted into the NFL just two years ago by the New York Giants, but has already been forced to retire from professional football. Wilson walked away from the game a couple of weeks ago following the advice of doctors. They told him he could suffer some irreparable damage if he aggravated a serious neck injury that he suffered during a contest just last October. However, the 23-year old hasn’t retired from all sport since he’s now turning to track and field.
When he retired, Wilson told the press, “I’ll set another dream and be great at that because I always look at trying to be great at whatever I do.” His next goal is to make the American Olympic team as a triple jumper for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Wilson recently told a class full of high school students in New York City that he intends to head back to school to earn his degree and then start training for the Olympics.
And we all thought rock stars were picky when it came to exotic demands in their contracts. However, compared the NFL they seem to be quite easy to please. With the 2018 Super Bowl scheduled to take place in Minneapolis in a brand new $975 million stadium which is to be built in 2016, the National Football League has already handed the city 154 pages of demands.
A lot of the demands aren’t very surprising. For example, the stadium needs to seat at least 70,000 fans, the playing surface needs to meet specifications, and the lighting has to be a certain brightness etc. But the NFL is also asking for three top-class golf courses and a pair of bowling alleys for its officials. It also wants 20 free colour pages of advertising in local daily newspapers, free advertising on the radio and for the team hotels to push the NFL Network on its guests a in the 12 month period before the big game.
The Atlanta Falcons come into the year after a heart breaking loss to the San Francisco 49ers 24 – 28 in a close conference playoff battle. Many folks predicted this team to reach the Super Bowl last year as they had a team full of offensive explosives along with a safe and predictable quarterback in Matt Ryan. The team ended up finishing 13 – 3 in the regular season with losing only by a touchdown or less in 2 out of the 3 games they did lose in.
With four weeks remaining in the 2012 regular season, the Houston Texans have again nosed ahead of the New England Patriots as the favorites to win it all. Despite an overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams, the San Francisco 49ers remain slight favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, while the 11-1 Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers are gaining fast.
Here are your current Super Bowl XLVII odds for all 32 NFL teams:
- 1. Houston Texans +475 to win the Super Bowl, +225 to win the AFC (Last Week: T1): 11-1 after a two-touchdown road win over the Titans
- 2. New England Patriots (T1) +475, +240: 9-3 after a seven-point road win over the Dolphins
- T3. Denver Broncos (4) +550, +250: 9-3 after an eight-point home win over the Buccaneers
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