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SUPER BOWL XLIV PREVIEW

I’m actually not going to do a preview.  For the past 2 week we have heard from all like 1000 guys on ESPN, FOX Sports, or any other sports channel breaking down the big game in every single possible way.  I’ve actually been trying my best to stay away from ESPN because I’m getting so tired of it.

This is how I think it will play out:  Colts get ahead early as the Saints have first quarter jitters and Drew Brees throws a INT on the Saints second possession.  Second Quarter the Saints get in rhythm  and have a feel for the game and the atmosphere, but Peyton Manning is too much to handle as the teams head into the locker rooms. Colts up 27-17.

Then The Who performs and all little kids watching asks their mommies and daddies “Who are The Who?”  Then their mommies and daddies have to ask their mommies and daddies “Who are The Who?”  I just hope we don’t see any of The Who do a sliding crotch shot into a camera like Bruce Springstein did last year.

Teams come back out on the field for the second half for one of the most offensive explosive games in Super Bowl history.  The Saints will make it close, but Manning will lead the Colts to their 2nd Championship in four years.  Colts win 44-38.

I just wish I could hang out with this dog throughout the entire game tonight:

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February 7, 2010 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NFL’s Pro Bowl has Officially Jumped the Shark

When I heard that the NFL decided to move the Pro Bowl to the Sunday before the Super Bowl, I thought to myself, “Wow that’s a pretty good idea.  An all-star game leading up to the game instead of afterwards.  You just keep getting smarter and smarter NFL.”  Now that the Pro Bowl is this weekend and the Super Bowl matchup is all set, I now think, “I’d rather have this irrelevant game after the Super Bowl.”

With the Saints and Colts set to face off in the Super Bowl, that means there has to be a total of 12 players to replace the players of those teams in the Pro Bowl.  Which is ridiculous.  Also, lets look at the AFC’s Quarterbacks.  Originally it was Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Phillip Rivers getting voted in.  Well, Manning can’t play now because of the Super Bowl and both Brady and Rivers aren’t going to the Pro Bowl because of injury.  So that means they need to get a whole new Quarterback depth chart, so they go to the 4th, 5th, and 6th voted QBs and so on… to pick from.  4th was Ben Roethlisberger who declined  the invite due to injury, 5th was Matt Schaub who will play, 6th was Carson Palmer who won’t play due to injury also, 7th was the Titans’ Vince Young, who played a total of 10 games this year, will play and so will  the Jags’ David Garrard.  So instead of Manning, Brady, and Rivers, the AFC will have to put Schaub, Young, and Garrard under center.  Talk about an All-Star caliber Quarterback crew.

The NFL should not be have an all-star type game.   No one wants to play in it and no one really wants to watch it, unless you’re a fan of no defensive games.  The only reason players go is just for the pay-day bonus.  So get rid of this worthless game NFL and just recognize the players who are pro-bowlers and then just pay them.

January 25, 2010 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NFL Playoffs: The Division Round

I admit that last week even though I didn’t post it I went 0-4 on Wild Card Weekend.  So hopefully I can turn this around.

AFC Games

Ravens @ Colts:  This game could go either way.  There are three keys to this game: 1) Will the Ravens come out like they did vs the Patriots last week, getting tons of pressure on Tom Brady and having the big 82 rushing yard TD from Ray Rice on the first play of the game.  2) The Ravens offense has to show up.  They could have beat the Colts earlier in the year, but they scored ZERO TDs and made five field goals.  3) After their rest, can the Colts offense get back on track early in the game?  If they don’t get in a groove early, the Ravens can squeak this one out. MY PICK: I’m going to say Ravens win this in a close one by getting pressure on Peyton Manning like they did Tom Brady.  Plus, I like the Ravens on the road.

Jets @ Chargers:  This game will be the most lopsided game of the week.  Even though the Jets have the #1 defense in the league, they have no one to cover Antonio Gates.  I also don’t like having a rookie Quarterback in Mark Sánchez going to San Diego against a team that thinks this is their year.  MY PICK: San Diego in a blow out.

NFC Games

Cardinals vs Saints:  This game is expected to be a shootout and very well should be.  Two very good offenses who like to throw the ball will mean a lot of points will be scored.  The Saints are limping into the playoffs finishing the season losing three straight, while the Cards are coming off the highest score game in NFL Playoff history.  MY PICK:  I’m picking the Cards in this game.  The Cards seems like they are still being disrespected after going to the Super Bowl last year and it seems they want to prove they are not a one trick pony.  Plus, you should never pick against Kurt Warner in a shootout type game.

Cowboys vs Vikings: This is probably the most anticipated game of the week with the Cowboys rolling into a building where the Vikings have not lost all year.  This game can go either way.  Both teams have balanced offenses and both defenses get pressure on the opposing quarterback, so it seems like whoever will win this game will either win the turnover battle or have the better special teams.  MY PICK: Vikings just edge out the Cowboys playing in front of their home crowd with Percy Harvin being the X-factor for the Vikes.

January 14, 2010 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2006 NFL Draft: Still a Debate?

2006 NFL Draft's #1 Overall Draft Pick Mario Williams

2006 NFL Draft's #1 Overall Draft Pick Mario Williams

Lets rewind back to the year of 2006.  The college football season had an amazing ending with Vince Young and the Texas Longhorns battled the Heisman trophy winners of Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush and the rest of the USC Trojans in The Rose Bowl for the National Title.  Well we all know how that ended and we all figured those 3 players will be the top of the 2006 NFL Draft.

In the NFL Draft that year the number 1 overall pick belong to the Houston Texans.  Leading up to the draft everyone figured they had to go with either the Houston native and Texas hero Vince Young to replace the under performing David Carr or they had to get the explosive playmaker running back/ punt returner/ kick returner/ wide receiver Reggie Bush.  Then all of a sudden some random name popped into the mix, Mario Williams.  Mario Williams was a big Defensive End coming out of NC St. that quietly recorded 62 tackles, 24 for a loss and14.5 sacks. When the Texans announced that they were selecting Mario Williams with the number one overall pick just days before the draft, I along with many other Texans fans and practically every member of the media criticized this pick (I wanted VY of course).  Everyone knew that no matter what Williams did he would always be compared to Bush and Young and would never be as good as them.

Lets now fast forward to today.  Week 13 of the 2008 season.  The Titans had Vince Young sitting on the bench with old man Kerry Collins now carrying the load at qb, after Young got booed out of his own stadium on opening day and had thoughts of a possible suicide at the beginning of the 08 season, but did get the Titans to the playoffs last year.  Bush has had his moments throughout his young career.  Mainly hurt last season and missed 4 of the Saints 12 games this season.  He has been electrifying as a punt returner, but hasn’t been the consistent playmaker as a RB or WR as expected. Williams just finished his Monday Night Football debut against the Jags finishing the game with 3 sacks (11 sacks total) and could be on his way to his second straight pro bowl (2007 he had 13 sacks).  Williams has always been healthy and and never had any problems off the field.  He is deffinately becoming a fan favorite in Houston.  Its just too bad hes burried there and probably wont get the recognition he should be getting.

Ever since day one of his pro career, hes had to play for more than just the Houston Texans.  He’s had to play to win over the fans, silence his critics, and show that he was deserving of the number 1 overall pick in maybe one of the most talented drafts ever.  And im pretty sure he’s done all of the above.

April 24, 2009 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment