The Hungers Games: NFL edition

Yesterday marked the trailer release of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt II.

In succession of partnering with Plutarch Heavensbee and Alma Coin, Katniss and District 13 launched a campaign against President Snow. Ending in the victimization of President Snow, will brainwashed Peeta and Joanna make their rightful comebacks in the final installment?

Until its scheduled November release, I’ve gathered a list of the movie’s participating districts, coupled with some insight into this year’s NFL teams disguised as districts.

The Capitol
Since 2010, the Seattle Seahawks have taken over much of football. In the last four years, they managed to appear in four post-seasons and one Super Bowl title.

In 2015, the Seahawks will be powered by the same offense that racked up 394 points and a defense that allowed only a league-leading 254 points.

District 1 “Luxury”
The Indianapolis Colts gained a lot of riches heading into the 2015-16 by acquiring Frank Gore, Andre Johnson and Trent Cole.

District 2 “Masonry”
In District 2, children – from birth – are introduced and their lives sculpted in and around the Games. Nothing else matters to the District.

What the fate is to kids in District 2, the Green Bay Packers are to the NFL. An association synonymous with storied tradition since 1921. Since that year, the Packers are one of two members that stayed put with their city and team name.

District 3 “Technology”
District 3’s tributes are known for mastering – and fiddling with – computers and T.V.
Expect to see – as usual – maximum T.V. coverage of America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

District 4 “Fishing”
This is the only section where I don’t make refer to Suzanne Collins’ novel.

Instead, a different route. A team who’s fishy, yet riddled with scandal.

Although there’s a buffet of teams to pick at, the recent New England Patriots have stolen the show in off-season headlines with their shenanigans in deflating game balls in regular and post-season games.

About the situation, coach Belichick remarked, “cod, just leave us alone.”

District 5 “Power”
In Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt I, District 5 was one of the featured districts when it came to dethroning The Capitol. Known for its supply of power, a group of rebels eventually blew up District 5’s dam, leaving Panem in the dark.

Aside from the complicated relationship between Manning and Elway, the Denver Broncos are a special mention in team “electricity”, or chemistry. A pair of bromances flourished between Manning and Demaryius Thomas, and Manning and John Fox.

But in the off-season, the Denver organization shook up personnel and the depth chart. By releasing John Fox and Julius Thomas, the Broncos opted for former Texans, Gary Kubiak and Owen Daniels.

District 6 “Transportation”
In 2014, the Oakland Raiders traveled the most miles. They trekked a total of over 10,000 miles and eclipsed five NFL teams in combined mileage.

District 7 “Lumber”
In this year’s off-season, the San Francisco 49ers lost a lot blood to retirement and trades. With departures from Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, Anthony Smith and Jim Harbaugh, expect the 2015-16 49ers to knock on a lot of wood to avoid misfortune.

District 8 “Textiles”
A District infamous for manufacturing clothes and outfitting the Peacekeepers, a distinct feeling of “the middle-of-nowhere” constantly brushes over the community.

But in disregarding the latter part of the statement, the St. Louis Rams have the best threads in the NFL. During the days as the Los Angeles Rams, their throwback jerseys bring about flashbacks to Eric Dickerson and Jack Youngblood.

District 9 “Grain”
In the Hunger Games, District 9 is the least topic for discussion. Its victors aren’t given any identities and the district remains relatively soft-spoken in the 74th and 75th Hunger Games.

In regards to little publicity in the off-season – a team that’s been overshadowed and under the radar this off-season – the New York Giants suffered little damage in players or personnel lost.

District 10 “Livestock”
Much like District 10 in the movie – where tributes are short-lived in survival – I’m handing this honor to the 2014 New York Jets. Sure, they won their season opener, but buckled at the knees and decided to lose eight straight before their next win.

The Jets’ 4-12 was good enough to land them last place in the AFC West.

District 11 “Agriculture”
By selecting the most rookies in the 2015 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins will be busy cultivating a lot of new crop.

District 12 “Mining”
District 12 is the prime district of a mining community. Targeted as an underdog, Katniss Everdeen herself didn’t expect a place in the victors village. But following the Second Rebellion in Mockingjay Pt I, Katniss will enter another assault with President Snow in the final installment this November.

With the Chicago Bears coating themselves in a 5-11 record last season, their off-season proved there’s no time to rest.

In the 2015 draft, they acquired dynamite power in WR Kevin White and RB Jeremy Langford. While in free agency, they picked up Antrel Rolle, Pernell McPhee and Sam Acho.

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