Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Awards Shows are My Own Brand Of Heroin. Eat that Edward Cullen.

Welcome one and all, to the College Football awards preview! Tonight's festivities will be hosted by me, as we look ahead to tomorrow's presentation.

The first award of the night is the
And the nominees are...
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

Colt McCoy, QB, Texas

The Winner? My money's on Ingram, but I WANT to see McCoy Take it home.

The next award is...

And the nominees are...
Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Case Keenum, QB, Houston
The winner? I'm thinking McCoy is a shoo-in.

Next we have....

And the nominees are...
Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
The winner? it'll be close, I think Ingram will just out edge Gerhart here.


And the nominees are...
Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas
Freddie Barnes, WR, Bowling Green
Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
The winner...I'm thinking Shipley. I'm just glad that Crabtree's gone so someone else can actually win this award.


The Nominees are...
Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pittsburgh
Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida
and of course I have to give a personal shout-out to our next nominee,
Dennis Pitta, TE, BYU

Otherwise known as one big stud. As for the winner? I actually can see Pitta taking this one, but I also see Hernandez taking it.


The Nominees are...
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee
Joe Haden, DB, Florida
Earl Thomas, DB, Texas
The winner? Berry won the award last year, and I see no reason why he won't do it again.


This one was already awarded to who else but Ndamukong Suh.

(awarded to the nations best DE in case you were wondering.)

This one was already awarded earlier this week to Jerry Hughes of TCU


Already won by Rolando McClain of Alabama

And now for the last award of the night...

And the nominees are...
Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Case Keenum, QB, Houston
Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
The Winner? Considering the hype surrounding Suh I can't see him not winning, but I also think that Colt McCoy could take the award for a second straight year.

Lane Kiffin Fought the Law, And the Law Won.

Hope your all having a good Wednesday! It was a sort of eventful day in the world of sports, and this post also includes my picks for the COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS
because frankly, I love awards shows.

In college football news-The University of Tennessee is under investigation by the NCAA yet again. What's happened now you may ask? well it seems in order to get a step up on the Urban Meyer recruiting robots, Kiffin has turned to using "hostesses" to get recruits. Hostesses are not the snack cakes, but the practice of using pretty co-eds to get young impressionable recruits to come to your school. We don't know the entirety of the situation just yet, but considering this is Kiffin's 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000th violation and he hasn't been fired yet, I wouldn't expect too much to happen.

In MLB/News that makes me wanna cry news-Randy Wolf was signed to a three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers today worth almost $30 million. We'll miss you here in Dodgertown U.S.A. and we wish you the best.

In NHL News-Hawks play the Rangers tonight.

Now, Its time football awards
Presented by Jessica Alba apparently.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

All I Want For Christmas is...

YOU!! (aka Johnathan Toews)

Happy Tuesday all! I hope yours has been better than mine (food poisoning, not fun.) I wish there was a good hockey game on tonight, but sadly the Hawks don't play until tomorrow and even then I don't get the game. (My kingdom for NHL center ice!)

In college football news-the heisman finalists were announced and they were exactly who I said they were.
Toby Gerhart
Colt McCoy
Mark Ingram
Tim Tebow
Ndamukong Suh
I'm really going to miss college football occupying my Saturdays. There is always that void where College football ends, the NFL is winding down, baseball is still in it's off season, I can't quite bring myself to care about the NBA yet, and college basketball is in it's meaningless phase.

In Tiger Woods news-he's a scumbag.
Mysterious things keep happening to Tiger, the latest being his mother-in-law being taken to the hospital from his house. It's all just getting rediculous if you ask me.

NFL news-It's struggling to hold my attention for more than two minutes this season.
Where's T.O. when you need him!? Seriously, if the NFL gets any more boring it's going to collapse on itself. Chad Ocho Cinco is the only entertaining thing about this season. Between having to listen to Rodney Harrison's stupid opinion and having to watch lame crappy teams play in prime time, I'm about ready to switch to Canadian football.

Back to the NHL-Hawks still flying high, Brodeur is chasing records, I still hate the Avalanche, and Sidney Crosby is back after conspicuoulsly missing the game against the Hawks.

And now I leave you with Tuesday Toews:

Monday, December 7, 2009

December, How You Are My Favorite Month!

It's finally good to be a Giants fan again! My G-men swept the cowgirls under the rug last night and were able to reassert themselves in the playoff race. The defense looked better than they had in recent games, and were able to shut down a very good Cowgirl running attack. They just have to work on the pass defense and I think we'll be set!

In college football news, everything that was supposed to happen did.

Alabama took down the all mighty Florida offense, and Tim Tebow acted like a girl about it.
Texas held on against HUGE underdog Nebraska, sneaking away to join the tide in the championship game.
Cinncinatti also creeped away with a win against rival Pittsburgh, earning them a spot in the Sugar Bowl against St. Tim's Gators.

TCU and Boise state were sent to the Fiesta Bowl, which is nothing new for Boise, and exciting stuff for the Horned Frogs. That should be a pretty interesting game to watch to see TCU's dominant defense against the high octane Bronco offense.

My BYU Cougars were banished yet again to the Las Vegas Bowl against the Beavers of Oregon State-Their going to get their trash kicked. Oregon State looked really good against Oregon and could have been in the Rose Bowl right now.

And in C0llege Football awards news, the three finalists for the Heisman Trophy are going to be announced here ASAP.
The Candidates include:

McCoy has had a terrific season thus far, with the exception of the Big 12 Championship game, and now that Texas has their National Championship bid locked up, If I was him I don't think I would nessicarily want to win seeing the recent track record of Heisman Trophy winners in bowl games.


Gerhart is one of the dark horses in this years voting. Gerhart put up amazing stats this season on a Stanford team that not only upset one BCS hopeful, but two! There is no denying his legitimacy however, just ask Charlie Weis.


After a phenomenal SEC Championship game, Ingram did all but cement his ticket to New York. He's been great all season and as of now is considered the favorite to take home the statue.


Spiller had a great SEC championship game (In a losing effort might I add.) and really made a strong case for himself as another dark horse in this year's race.


While it's no secret that I loathe Tim Tebow with every fiber of my being, I can not deny his athletic acheivments. He's been a great college football player and is one heck of a leader who can get just about anyone to follow him. That being said, after him bawling his eyes out at the SEC championship game, I just can't get behind him.


Don't ask me to pronounce his first name because I couldn't. Suh had a FANTASTIC Big 12 championship, giving Colt McCoy and his Longhorns all they could handle. He's a great player who I predict is going to make serious coin in the NFL.

If I had a vote? I'd choose McCoy, Ingram, and Gerhart. I honestly don't see what the fuss is about with Spiller, one good game and he's crowned king? I don't think so. I'd also like to throw in a honorable mention to Suh, but I still don't think he's going to get it.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Oh Spagnoulo, We Hardly Knew Ye.

Welcome all. I can't report that it's a particularly happy Monday sports wise, but the sun does still come up win or loose.

Now for the more pressing issue-

They used to be a dominant running team with a good coaching staff and a defensive identity. Now what are they? a wussy finesse team that would rather play the odds than go for the win. After blowout losses to New Orleans and Philthy and losses to Arizona and San Deigo, what are we left with as fans?

Our head coach no longer has the heart to go for the win instead of playing the odds. In Sunday's loss to the Chargers the Giants had the ball on the Charger 13 yard line after a Rivers INT with a chance to put the game away. So what do the Giants do? They run the ball three straight times for no avail instead of putting the ball in the hands of Eli Manning who had had a hot hand all day. Kevin Gilbride did an okay job of playcalling, and Sheridan also had an okay day. This one has to be put on Coughlin who has the power to veto Gilbride or Sheridan. He can no longer rely on the mighty Spagnoulo defense stop the other team and I don't think he's realized it yet.
and he has to realize that time old addage-

The Giants have to get back to playing Giants football. That means ramming the ball down the other teams throat for three quarters with Jacobs and then letting Bradshaw pop one in the fourth quarter. It also means playing good defense. That's how they got to the 2008 Superbowl and they've lost sight of it. Gilbride won't call a running play, Sheridan doesn't have a clue how to coach a defense, and Coughlin is a coward who would rather play the odds than put the game out of reach.

You don't play to kick the field goal! Hopefully this will wake up the management who will do something about the incompetence. Someone has to go, and I hope it's soon.

Shanahan anyone?
Remember this? He could bring this to NY!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Know that My Life Makes You Nervous

Well, just call me Professor Trelawney. (I apologize for the lame Harry Potter reference) In my last post about the Dodgers and the Cardinals, I listed what I thought needed to happen for the Dodgers to win. Lo and behold, it did. I must be getting better at this.

The buzz is slowly starting to to wear off from the improbable Dodger win that saw the men in blue have dominating bats, and the Cardinal pitching fail epically. Randy Wolf pitched well enough to leave the game in the fourth inning with a 4-2 lead, after a Matt Kemp 2-run home run, a Casey Blake RBI, and a Rafael Furcal triple. Chris Carpenter started off bad and was never able to quite get his feet under him. By the time the sixth inning rolled around both starting pitchers were out of the game and the Dodgers were clinging to a 4-3 lead. They added one more run and hard as he tried, Johnathan Broxton couldn't blow the save. With the series now 1-0 Dodgers, we look ahead to today's matchup that pits the young gun Clayton Kershaw against The Cardinals Adam Wainwright.

Looking at the recent exercise in futility by the other pitchers on the Dodger staff, Kershaw appears to be the Dodger ace for the coming post season. With an ERA of 3.36, he's been able to manage games without digging himself too big of a hole. There were some games where he looked like a 21 year old and wasn't able to get his other pitches in for strikes, but every pitcher is going to have days like that.

In the end, if the Dodgers want to be successful against this powerful Cardinal lineup, they need Kershaw to perform well. He has the fastball and change up to compliment his devastating curveball, but as the great Vin Sculley said-
"You can have great stuff, but if you can't throw it for strikes its like having a rolls royce with the parking break on." (Funnily enough, Sculley was actually referring to Kershaw when he said this. It was after Kershaw had been taken out of a game in the third inning against the Padres.)
It's going to be crucial that Kershaw get's speed variations on his pitches so the Cardinal batters don't key up on him the second and third time through the lineup.

For the Cardinals, their pitching has to get it together. If the Dodgers keep swinging the bat like they did in game one, they can easily take over a game and jump ahead by a lot of runs very quickly. The Cardinals are also going to have to get Pujols going for them to have any sort of success.

If the Dodgers are going to win this game, they are going to have to do it behind the arm of Kershaw. He's got all the tools to achieve ace status, and this is going to be his first real test. Seeing as he's so young (the tender age of 21 for all those who have forgotten) he's also going to have to deal with nerves. If he can overcome that, and get his pitches in for strikes with lots of speed variation on them, I see no reason why the Dodgers can't take another one in Dodger Stadium

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Post In Which Steroids are No Longer an Issue

Aaaaahhhhhhh, October in the Bronx. Yankee fans come filing into New Yankee Stadium to watch their team's inagural playoff game. If only the Minnesota Twins could have been as happy as them. The Yankees were freshly rested and rearing to go as Derek Jeter personally dismantled the Twins and said "Hello world! I am the MVP!" the Yanks fired on all cylinders and the Twins had no idea how to stop it. The crowd was into the game early after a Jeter two run homerun, and they never let up. Kate Hudson could be seen beaming with pride from the stands as she watched her boy toy conjure up 3 hits or so. (Yankee fans could be heard groaning as they cought sight of her) The Twins were never able to recouperate and ended up losing 7-2. It could be argued that god must be a Yankee fan, because he really, really, REALLY screwed the Twins by making them play today. Game two of this screwfest will be on Friday where I can't imagine the Yankees not winning.

You Ain't Happy Less You Got One

The time has come at last! Smell that fresh outfield grass! Feel the soft, warm infield dirt! Yes, the NLDS has arrived at last. As a proud Dodger fan, I, along with many others, were finally able to watch the Dodgers steadfast refusal to clinch the NL West come to an end behind the stupefying left arm of Clayton Kershaw. Whatever joy I was feeling was to be short lived however, when I learned that Albert Pujols and his Cards would be coming to town. Meanwhile I also observed the Detroit Tigers pull one of the more epic chokejobs I have ever seen. The Minnesota Twins were able to end their time in the Metrodome on a high note as they stole the game in extra innings. There was celebrations galore in the clubhouse, until they were reminded that yes, they would now have to travel to the Bronx. That however, was not the worst news the Twins received. No, they were then informed that they would be playing the next day against a freshly rested Yankee lineup. Yea, that can really suck the fun out of any celebration.
For now, let us travel back to the west coast and look ahead to the coming Game one Dodger Cardinals matchup.
Some Dodger faithful might tell you that the sky and oceans are blue because god is indeed a Dodger fan. If we look deeper, we then realize that no, god must not be a Dodger fan, because if he was he wouldn't have sent the Cardinals here in the first place, and he most certainly wouldn't have decided that it would be Chris Carpenter to start game one. What we now have learned is that god must actually be a CARDINALS fan. (Or a Yankee fan, but that will come later.)
At first glance one might say "Well, the Dodgers had a good run. It was fun while it lasted."
But wait! Upon further examination we learn that the Dodgers are not completely hopeless against the all mighty Cards!
After what I'm sure was many hours of careful deliberation and thought, Joe Torre saw fit to begin his umpteenth playoff run behind the arm of veteran left hander Randy Wolf. This is a good decision by Torre being as he doesn't have all that much to work with. Chad Billingsuck would do just that, Hiroki Kuroda is apparently hurt (again!?) Stultz can throw a knuckle ball and nothing else, Padilla is not a game one type of pitcher, and Clayton Kershaw can not pitch both games (as much as we might want him to)
Wolf is the veteran of the group, so we can suspect that he will be less susceptible to nerves than other Dodger pitchers. Wolf can't possibly be expected to win this game on his arm alone, so the Dodger's must get their big bats swinging early. The Dodger bat's come into this game limping, but they seem to be determined to start hauling in the runs. Batting is a whole other thing in the playoffs and the Dodgers should be helped by the return (return!?) of Andre Either.
The Cardinals obviously have all the tools to smash and sweep the Dodgers under the carpet. They have one of their best pitchers, they have an lineup that includes the human homerun machine Albert Pujols, and the rabid fanbase. If the Cards want to bypass this Dodger team without a second thought, their pitching has to perform. If the Dodgers power hitters get going early they could easily take a game. The Cardinals were able to manhandle the Dodgers in the regular season (with the exception of two games which if I'm not mistaken were won by messers Randy Wolf and Clayton Kershaw) despite a sup par Pujols. All in all, I think that this is going to be a close game. If the Dodger bats get going, and their pitching is able to hold, don't be surprised to see the men in blue take this one.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Taking My Baby To Sophistication

My poor neglected blog! Oh well, I vow that I shall not let this happen again! Today we are reaching new levels of sophistication here at Ranting and Raving with the top 10 hottest QB's in the NFL.

10. Mark Sanchez-Now, I'm not exactly sure what it is I see in Mark Sanchez, being as I loathe the Jets with a passion. I'm thinking it has something to do with my love of all things southern Californian. In a blog that I was reading the other day, the author of a particular post stated that " USC recruits Abercrombie models and turns them into NFL like football players." which is the absolute truth. How else can one school get so many good looking quarterbacks?

9. Drew Brees- Once upon a time, there was a little girl. This little girl was young and stupid and had a desperate hope that the Philthydelphia Eagles would win an NFC divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. This girl had a strange thing for Jeff Garcia which could not be explained. That girl was me. And to this day I can not explain what I ever saw in Jeff Garcia or his igglets. Alas, it was not all in vain as this game did teach me how hot Drew Brees is. I'm not gonna lie, its that scar/birthmark thing on his cheek that draws me in. It acts as a sort of dimple of sorts in my opinion.

8. Joe Flacco-If I could only get at this man with a pair of tweezers!! It would do such wonders! He's got everything to become one of the hottest QB's out there, except for that stupid unibrow thing that lingers above his eyes! Speaking of eyes, he's got some nice ones. I'm a sucker for a tall guy with dark hair and great eyes and Flacco is no exception.

7. Tom Brady-Brady is certainly not worthy of this lowly number seven spot, but I put him here because of general hatred and him being a scumbag. Brady has all the looks to be a number one, but I just can't get past that stupid cocky facade he calls a personality. ("We're only gonna score 14 points? hahahahah" *Que vomit sounds*)

6. Matt Schaub-This is is the inexplicable pick. I could sit here and talk until I'm blue in the face and not be able to tell you what it is I see in Matt Schaub.
5. Eli Manning- This is the semi-homer pick. Yes I have to put my beloved QB on this list but he does have the looks to merit a spot. Eli is obviously the more fortunate of the Manning brothers as far as looks are concerned (Be jealous Peyton) He has that cute boy next door who just happens to be an amazing quarterback kind of appeal.

4. Phillip Rivers- Eh, I have some
hesitance with this one. For one I'm not crazy about his southern accent (no offense intended to the lovely people of the south) and I really don't like the Chargers due to a Charger fan brother. But you look at him and you can't deny it. The man is hot. He's got everything required to make me swoon plus he's a great quarterback.
3. Matt Ryan- I'll be the first to admit that when Matt Ryan first came out I didn't think he was all that attractive. As time passed and as rookie quarterback records passed, I came to realize that Matt Ryan was truly quite good looking. There was actually some study done recently that ranked NFL quarterbacks on their hotness based on facial semmetry. Matt Ryan apparently has very good facial semmetry as he was ranked as the NFL's hottest quarterback.

2. Matt Cassel-It's becoming quite obvious to me that I have a thing for men named Matt and USC quarterbacks. Matt Cassel may have had to wait to get his start in the NFL, but it was worth it to unveil his good looks on the universe. He's got it all-dark hair, tall, pretty eyes ect. Much like my number one hottest quarterback...
1. Trent Edwards- Yea, yea, yea. I know all about how is quarterbacking skills are sub-par. But there's no denying that this boy has the looks. I've heard some knocking his new hair, but I personally find it really, really, really hot. It brings a whole other demention to a man who I thought was honestly not that good looking when he first came out.

And that was my list dear readers, and I understand that we all may disagree.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Believe!

BYU has always had inexplicable things happen to them. They've had everything from timely blocked Field goals, 13 second miracles, and 4th and 18 conversions. But nothing could quite compare to the inexplicable miracle that was BYU's win over #3 Oklahoma.
The game started off with OU having problems with penalties , most commited by their right tackle #70, Cory Brandon. The BYU defense forced the punt (OU has a punter?!) and put the ball in the hands of their offense. Max Hall was able to hand off the ball well to Sophmore running back Bryan Kariya which was really all he had to do on the first drive. Returned missonary McKay Jacobson also made his presance known with some nice catches. It was also Jacobson who would be partly responsable for BYU falling behind. The BYU defense forced another OU punt after OU continued to shoot themselves in the foot with penelties. Jacobson then proceeded to fumble said punt and give OU the ball in BYU territory. Sam Bradford, being the Heisman trophy winner, was able to drive the OU offense and score to make it 7-0. It was Bradford, who would ultimatley become the biggest story of the game. It started off innocently with Bradford dropping back to pass. He was then hit by BYU linebacker Colby Clawson. Bradford went down on his shoulder awkwardly and came up looking to be in obvious pain. It would later turn out that he had an AC shoulder sprain and would be out for 2-4 weeks. The game continued however, with Bradford only being able to watch from the sidelines. The game was a stalemate until late in the fourth quarter. BYU drove the ball down and took the lead on a touchdown pass to McKay Jacobson to make the game 14-13. OU had one more chance to keep its place amung the top 3 in the country. They drove the ball down, but were forced to kick a field goal. The crowd held its collective breath as it watched OU kicker Jimmy Stevens botch the winning score.


Monday, August 31, 2009

We Gotta Get It Right Back To Where We Started From

If there is one thing Dodger fans could learn from this season, it would be the fact that no matter how bad you may be doing at one point, it won't always be like that. With the game on Saturday against the Reds, we saw the Dodgers getting back to the winning form that they used to have. The starting pitching was a little rough, but it has been all season.
The game started off with Manny hitting a 2-run home run to drive in Rafael Furcal and make the game 2-o L.A. Mark Loretta added to this total with an RBI in the second inning. Then before you could even blink your eyes the game was 4-0 L.A.
Then came the third inning.
It started off fine, until the Reds came to the plate.
Dodger pitcher Charlie Haeger managed to give up four runs (Two of which were home runs) in the span of the bottom of the third inning. And by this time he only had one out. So veteran Jeff Weaver was sent in to get those dang outs and end the endless inning. If you are going to watch this game on tivo, I recommend fast forwarding to the seventh inning. With the game at 5-4 Dodgers after a Rafael Furcal solo shot, the Dodgers blew the game wide open and reminded Dodger nation that yes, it is possible for them to score runs. The scoring started with a Juan Pierre RBI to make it 7-4 Dodgers. Then came Matt Kemp's 3-run home run to make the game 10-4 Dodgers. Then to put the icing on the 6 run cake, Orlando Hudson hit a solo smash to make it 11-4 Dodgers. This was the final score as the Reds were not able to retaliate.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We've Only Just Begun!

Finally! The Giants played their first pre-season game of the season on Monday vs. the Carolina Panthers. Here are my thoughts from the 24-17 Giants victory.
1. Having Osi Umenyiora back is huge for the defense. They missed him last year and now that he's back he is going to make everyone around him look better.
2. The receiving core is going to be better than people will think. Domenik Hixon and Sinorice Moss looked better than expected and showed the ability to consistantly catch the ball.
3. The running game is still at a top notch level. They aren't going to miss Derrick Ward.
4. Eli Manning looked good, but didn't have to do a lot. Most of his snaps consisted of handing the ball off.
5. Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden had good moments, and they had rookie moments. Neither one even came in the game until the third quarter however.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Just Got PAID!

This post is dedicated to the newly rich Eli Manning. Yesterday Manning agreed to a contract extention that is reportedly worth $ 97 Millon for six years. Honestly, I'm glad they got this out of the way. It's nice to not have it hang over your head throughout the season. Did I honestly think he would become a free agent? No. He's the franchise QB and the Giants aren't about to let him go anywhere. Now the only thing that Eli has to do is make himself worth all this money. Now ideallically, it would be nice if he were to prove himself worthy of all this by winning a championship, but let's be realistic. The G-Men have a tough schedual and there is a lot of unknowns with the recievers. So, I think in the long run he will prove he's worth what he's being paid. I just don't think that it's going to show instantly.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Use Those Freaky Hands!

Happy July 24th readers! This one is dedicated to the NFL Network's list of top 10 best hands. I'm here to recap the list and offer my opinion.
10. Marvin Harrison-I have no problem with this one. Now, considering that it's quite possible that Harrison will soon be a Giant, I might have a little bit of bias. Also, it's not that hard to catch the ball when you have Peyton Manning throwing to you.
9. Lynn Swan-This is about where he should be. But like Marvin Harrison, he also had a stellar quarterback throwing him the football in Terry Bradshaw.
8. Sterling Sharpe-There are so many better people to put in this spot. I would have even tolerated Randy Moss here. I think that the NFL Network is just catering to an employee here.
7.Jerry Rice-Yes folks, the greatest wide receiver of all time is only number seven. I think that Jerry Rice has as much of a claim to number one as anybody!! I don't think I've ever seen Jerry Rice drop a pass. Now, granted I know he has dropped passes before but come on. He's JERRY RICE!
6. Kellen Winslow-No, no Browns fans. Not your whimpy tight end Kellen Winslow. That's Kellen Winslow Jr. This is Kellen Winslow Sr. I think that this is an all right spot for Winslow. He had a spectacular build for a tight end and had the hands to complement it.
5.Fred Biletnekoff-Oh the Raiders of the 1970's! Those were the days! I think that Biletnekoff certainly deserves to be above this next guy...
4. Larry Fitzgerald-What!? are they kidding me? What has this guy done to put him ABOVE JERRY RICE?! now don't get me wrong, the kids got talent, but not above Jerry Rice type talent.
3. Steve Largent-I think that this is low! Largent basically made Jim Zorn what he is. This guy got open so much it looked like defensive backs were too slow to catch him! I think that Largent defiantly has a claim to number one.
2. Raymond Berry- Erh. I suppose this is okay. I honestly cant give an opinion on this. I have not seen a whole lot of his games. He also had Johnny Unitas to throw to him, which would make any Joe Schmoe look good.
(Que dramatic music)
The wide receiver with the best hands of all time is...
What the heck!? The only thing Chris Carter has achieved in his life is to annoy me profusely. This is the stupidest of the NFL Network countdowns by FAR!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Time May Change Me, But I Can't Trace Time

All right. This one goes out to Tom Brady in hopes he goes down again. I really hate Tom Brady. I'm not gonna lie. However, I'm hoping to address the issue of sportscasters and their love for Bill Belicheat and his Patriots.
Why!? Just because Brady is back all of their problems are cured!? NO! how do they know that Brady will be the same quarterback that he was before the injury? It all has to do with his confidence. How will he react when he takes that first hit on the knee? And while they did get some youth in the draft, they are still pretty old and decrepit on defense. I just don't understand it.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday to You!!

Wishing a happy birthday to Joe Torre yesterday! Perhaps the best present that Torre received came from pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who gave him a win against the Huston Astros. Giving up no runs in his six innings pitched, Kershaw was able to save the Dodgers from their third consecutive loss. Kershaw's hard work however, was almost undone by Jonathan Broxton and the bull pen as they gave up two runs.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

"It's like a new pair of underwear. At first it's constricting, but then it just becomes a part of you."

Party on Garth! Anyway...

Well my readers, tonight marks the return of Manny Ramirez to Mannywood (aka Dodger Stadium). The big question of the day has been how will fans react? For some reason the Manny using steroids issue has not been a big factor for most Dodger fans. In fact, I know some that were counting down the days until his return. It's my opinion that all will go well tonight as the Dodgers take on the Huston Astros.


Monday, July 13, 2009

I have to admit, it's getting better....

This post is dedicated to Max Hall in hopes that he will not suck this season. Now, last season, he had some difficulties when he actually had to play a good team. (TCU, Arizona, Utah) When he had to play a cupcake (UCLA, Wyoming etc.) he was just fine. This season won't be any easier. In fact it's gonna be a whole lot harder. The Heisman Trophy winner (Sam Bradford) isn't exactly going to lay down and die. Florida State isn't going to just go away. I'm honestly not sure about Tulane, I haven't seen any of their games! He won't be alone though. He may have lost Austin the fourth round draft pick Collie, but he has return missionary McKay Jacobson, who I remember as being pretty dang fast! The defense should be better as well. They are more experienced and should fare a whole lot better.
Well reader, here's hoping that this season is better than last!


Future Ace

This one is dedicated to the Dodgers left handed stud with the spectacular curve ball: Clayton Kershaw. With a lowered ERA of 3.16 and a record of 7-5 the kid is showing promise. Granted he has his bad days, and when he's bad he's really bad. But he also has his really good moments (refer to the game in Florida against the Marlins when he nearly had a no-hitter) and when he's good he's really good. But he also has his o.k. days like the most recent start against the Brewers. In the end however, you would like to see him go maybe a little longer, into the 7th inning or even the 8th. Especially with the banged up Dodger bull pen. Another thing he needs to work on is obviously the amount of batters he walks. It would be nice to see that number decrease by a lot. But worry not! He's only 21 and has the rest of his career to improve. I think that in the end he's going to end up a really great pitcher. Especially with that killer curve ball (aka public enemy number one as Vince Scully dubbed it.)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My First Rant!

Mua ha ha! my first rant! the first thing you should know is my slang terms.
Ok so now on with my ranting!
This rant goes out to those of you who have partaken of the "Philthy kool-aide" and continue to ride the ugly bandwagon. I would love to know what it is that Philthy has done to convince you of their "Dominance". Was it the drafting of Jeremy Maclin? He's what 5'11 at the most? Know this my friends, speed does not a touchdown make. Does it help? yes it does, but speed alone will not help you much. Perhaps it's the "Jim Johnson defense". Now I've always been told that a great system functions well no matter the players in it. This may be however, let's see how well your defense functions when it's heart and soul is now in Denver. Now, it could be that Donovan Mcmuffin has convinced you that he has regained his "Swagger". However, one lucky playoff run does not make up for a season of crap. (To see my point refer to when Philthy played Baltimore last year) It couldn't possibly be Brian Westbrook! He just came back from a surgery and is getting older. So dear reader, I don't possibly see what Philthy has done to convince you that they could possibly surpass my beloved New York Giants? Now granted my beloved Giants do have a *cough* shortage at *cough* wide out but, it is my opinion that Hakeem Nicks should be better than expected.

CONGRATS! you survived my first rant! believe me there will be more to come!



"Where else would you rather be than right here right now?"-Marv Levy

Welcome my dear readers! this is my blog where I can rant and rave about anything sports related, and believe me, I have a lot to rant and rave about! At times I can assure you that I will be a big homer towards my favorite teams, but I will TRY to be as unbiased as possible! Now about my favorite teams: The New York Giants are my favorite football team, The Los Angles Dodgers are my favorite baseball team, Kasey Kahne is my favorite Nascar driver, I love the Utah Jazz and the Cleveland Cavs for the NBA, and I am a true blue BYU fan.

Be warned! My first rant is coming soon! ;D