Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Just one of those days at the office...

Have you ever been searching on-line and you stubble across a story that just grabs your attention? Well that happened to me with this one.

The story is basically just talking about how Rex Grossman was talking shit to Darren Sharper and Dwight Smith after a game winning touchdown that Grossman threw wehn he wasn't breaking a fibula.

I don't know exactly what Rex could've said that would get to Sharper and Smith, I mean look at them. Sharper is a three-time Pro Bowl safety, Smith is...well he's an ok guy.(never met him, but what the hell). Rex is a good quarterback when he's not in rehab(not for drugs, but for injuries...but then again, i'm sure he took pain killers, and those are sorta like drugs, I know they are drugs, but they're not drug drugs. Does that make any sense? Probably not, but whatever, bare with me. Anyways, back to the post....I know, I know.) But seriously, Rex must of said something that irked Sharper(probably a yo momma joke)if he's going to the media to bitch about it. This is football, quit crying about him hurting your feelings and settle it on the field.(That's what I would've said, if he wasn't so big.) Don't cry and bitch to the media, knock him in the mouth!!!( Yeah, but don't actually hit him too hard, you'll get flagged and cost your team 15 yards, there is rules against that, gosh!) So my expert advice would be, Darren, stop whinning and Rex, try not to break a femur.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

More bad news for Miami Athletics.

Nothing else could to Miami, right?


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- The unarmed man shot to death by New York police
hours before his wedding was the nephew of Miami basketball coach Frank Haith.

Haith called the death of 23-year-old Sean Bell a "tremendous shock to me and
my family."

"Sean was a good kid who was looking forward to getting married and beginning
a new chapter in his life," Haith said in a statement. "Our family is
devastated, but I would prefer to wait until all the facts are known before
commenting further."

Bell was killed and two of his friends were wounded Saturday after his
bachelor party at a strip club in Queens. Suspecting one of the men had a gun,
police fired 50 shots at the group's vehicle. The men were unarmed.

Haith will attend Bell's funeral Friday, the school told The Miami Herald on
Monday night. Haith was expected to coach the team when it played at
Northwestern on Tuesday. He is scheduled to return to the team for its Atlantic
Coast Conference opener Sunday at home against Georgia Tech.

I am a diehard Hokie fan and I hate Miami, but even I feel horrible for the University. If the horrible season that triggered the firing of Larry Coker, the whole thing with Willie Cooper getting shot and Brandon Meriweather returning fire before the season and the tragic murder of Bryan Pata wasn't enough, now this. Come on, when is this going to end?

The most disturbing thing about this story is, the fact that the police "thought" they were armed so they fired 50 shots!!! I want to hear from these cops, I want to know what he did for those cops to fear for their lives. It went from one of the happiest moments for a family for a truely horrible time. My prayers to his family.

Monday, November 27, 2006

10 ways to ruin your Fantasy Football team.

10. Crack is a hell of a drug!

9. Never, under any circumstances, take my advice. Davey can verify that for you. He asked me if he should take Lee Evans, I said no, because he has J.P. Losman throwing to him. And he promptly goes for 265 yards and 2 TDs.

8. Never decline a trade with an insucure league manager. Ever since I declined his trade, I have been on a 5 game losing streak...coincidence...I think not.

7. Pre-Draft rankings/gameplans before you draft are stupid. If you are anything like me(if you are, i'm sorry.) I spent along time ranking my players, trying to get last second inside soon as the draft started...I started sweating, stuttering and much like my performances in the bedroom, it just ended with crying, appolgizing and criticism about my decision making.(Sorry Amber, I thought you said you were into trying differant things)

6. When you are selecting a league to join, I would suggest joining a league that you know absolutely no hurts less when a stranger insults you.

5. Small Leagues are better. I am in 2 leagues right now. The first one is a large league(16), my second league is small(6). Well if you are in a small league, the chances that you will get better players is much higher(unless your me. Then you get stuck with starting players that retired 6 years ago). If you are a fantasy guru, then go for the big leagues...if you are like me, then you are asked to just quit while you are ahead.

4. Don't always believe the "experts". "Don't take Brees, he can't throw, take Daunte, he can scramble".Some of these guys know about as much about football as I do about strip aerobics.( I only took 3 classes)

3. Don't be a homer. If all you do is draft your favorite players then you will be spending alot of time at the bottom of the barrell. I should know, Akili Smith is getting me shit.

2. Check you teams daily!!! I neglected to this week and...well..anytime your bench out scores your starting lineup, well you got a problem.

1. The number one way you can ruin your fantasy football team is.....drumroll please...Pass up LaDainian Tomlison for Shaun Alexander. I neglected to take into consideration that Alexander lost his best offensive lineman, Steve Hutchinson, I wasn't worried about the Madden curse, and I neglected LT's greatness. I don't care who is available, if LT is there TAKE HIM!!!!!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Updated Heisman Picture

1. Troy Smith QB(OSU) Look, I have had him #1 the whole season, he's going to win.

2. Darren McFadden RB(ARK) 21 car 182 yds 2 TDs,2-2 33 yds,1 rec 7 yds

3. Brady Quinn QB(ND) 22-45 274 3 TDs , 11 car 74 yds

4. Ian Johnson RB(BOISE) 31 car 147 yds 3 TDs

5. Ray Rice RB(RUTG) 23 car 107 1 TD

Top 25 (Week 13)

1. Ohio State 12-0
2. USC 10-1
3. Florida 11-1
4. Michigan 11-1
5. LSU 10-2
6. Louisville 10-1
7. Wisconsin 11-1
8. Boise State 12-0
9. Arkansas 10-2
10. Oklahoma 10-2
11. Aurburn 10-2
12. Rutgers 10-1
13. Norte Dame 10-2
14. Virginia Tech 10-2
15. West Virginia 9-2
16. Wake Forest 10-2
17. Texas 9-3
18. Nebraska 9-3
19. Tennessee 9-3
20. BYU 10-2
21. Hawaii 10-2
22. California 8-3
23. Georgia Tech 9-3
24. Texas A&M 9-3
25. TCU 9-2

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Fighting Gobblers-17 Hoo's-0

I had a great post written but my computer froze up before I got to save it, so now you have to deal with this....

Another dominating game for the Hokie defense. We held UVA to 112 total yards, allowed only 5 first downs and forced 2 turnovers. I said earlier that I expected Branden Ore to play and of course he didn't. But that's ok, I want him to have all the time that he possibly can for our Chick-Fil-A bowl game. In his absence was freshman runningback, Kenny Lewis. Lewis was very good today, going for 19 carries for 79 yards. George Bell also got playing time and played very well, he racked up 41 yards on 14 carries and got the only rushing touchdown of the day. Sean Glennon made 1 mistake today, an interception early in the first quarter that resulted for nothing for the Cavs. Other than that one bad throw, he was very accurate and went 12-18 for 148 yds and 1 TD, he also chipped in with 31 yards on the ground.

Brandon Pace added to his Virginia Tech record with his 22nd straight field goal in the third quarter. But in the fourth quarter he lined up for a 47 yard attempt, the only problem is his career longest is 46, so I was extremely worried, but I still had faith in him. It was a good snap, a good hold, but it was just wide right.(does that bring back in good memories Davey?) During the game the guys in the booth mentioned that with Brandon Pace's third quarter field goal he moved into first place all-time in FG PCT. I don't remember the guy who he passed but he was old, like 1930 old.

So it looks like we are Chick-Fil-A bowl bound. Who we will face is still up in the air, i'm thinking it's going to be Georgia. Which is more than ok with me.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Chick-Fil-A or bust...

Well when I was browsing around ESPN this evening, I stubbled upon this. It's a list of all the bowls this year and the projected teams that will play in them. Some I agree with, some I disagree with. And by disagree I mean, I hope it doesn't happen. Here's a small list of thoughts on this, enjoy.

1. The FedEx Orange Bowl

The projected matchup is Georgia Tech vs. Louisville. First of all that would mean GT would win the ACC, which I would rather not happen(some of you may remember, I had a couple of choice words about GT's effort against my Hokies). Although I am positive Louisville would come out victorious, I would prefer nothing good happen to GT(such as a BCS bid).

2. Chick-fil-A Bowl

Ok, this is apparently our bowl. Both Ivan Maisel and Mark Schlabach have predicted My Hokies to play in this bowl, but there is a dispute on who we will play. Maisel says Tennessee and Schalabach says Georgia. Honestly I don't care who we play, I feel our defensive and our speacial teams are better than both of them. Offense, there is still some questions. Sean Glennon hasn't necessarily been the most consistant quarterback but when he's on...he's on. Both UT and UGA both kinda have a runningback by commitee, now i'm not to familar with the runningback situation in Tennessee but they have 3 possible starters, LaMarcus Coker, Montario Hardesty and Arian Foster. To be honest the only one that I have seen play is Arian Foster, but i'm not worried. In Georgia I am defintely aware of their trio of good runningbacks. Kregg Lumpkin has distanced himself as the starter but Danny Ware and Thomas Brown are just as good. Trust me, I would take Branden Ore over all of them, and i'm not just being biased(I swear).

3. BCS Championship Game

Both Maisel and Schalabach say it's going to be Ohio State and USC. And I have to say I agree with them. I'm not a big fan of USC at all, to be honest I think they are overrated. But i'm not really in favor for a re-match so I guess I have to settle for USC. If I had my choice, it would be Ohio State vs. Florida. But unless USC loses at least 1 game and Florida wins the SEC(likely) and the voters jump Florida over Michigan, I don't see it happening.

That's all for now....maybe i'll do a couple more later.

The Forgotten Game Recap.

I haven't done a Hokie recap in awhile, I don't really know why, I just haven't. But since I can't find anything exciting to write about, what the hell, i'll do one now.

#19 Virginia Tech-27
#14 Wake Forest- 6

Ok, this was another dominating victory for the Fighting Gobblers. We had to do this one with out future Heisman hopeful, Branden Ore though. After having a very impressive 3 straight games with at least 2 touchdowns snapped last week against Kent State, Ore only had 1 carry for 5 yards against Wake Forest. At the end of that carry, Ore's left leg folded awkwardly underneath him as he went down, and he was helped to the sideline where he pounded his fist on a table while being examined by team officials. He stayed on the sidelines on crutches for the rest of the game, but should play in the Hokies final regular season game this Saturday against rival Virginia.

Elan Lewis led the way with 74 yards on the ground and even George Bell got playing time.(he quit the team for awhile because of constant injuries to his knees.) Besides our defense, Sean Glennon really stepped up and had one of his best games as a hokie. Glennon went 14/21 252 yds and 2 TDs, including a 53 yard TD pass to Josh Morgan and another TD pass to Eddie Royal this one for 49 yards. My favorite player Xavier Adibi, chipped in with 35 yard fumble return for a TD and a season low, 2 tackles.

Full Recap

Monday, November 20, 2006

Updated Heisman Picture

1. Troy Smith QB(OSU) 29-41 316 yds 4 TDs 1 INT, 4 car 12 yds

2. Brady Quinn QB(ND) 22-30 218 yds 4 TDs 1 INT, 5 car 32 yds

3. Steve Slaton RB(WVU) 23 car 215 yds 2 TDs, 6 rec 130 yds 2 TDs

4. Darren McFadden RB(ARK) 26 car 84 yds, 1-1 16 yds

5. Ray Rice RB(RUTG) 18 car 54 yds 1 TD

*Ian Johnson RB(Boise) did not play(injured)

Top 25 (Week 12)

1. Ohio State 12-0
2. Michigan 11-1
3. USC 9-1
4. Florida 10-1
5. Arkansas 10-1
6. Notre Dame 10-1
7. West Virginia 10-1
8. LSU 9-2
9. Louisville 9-1
10. Wisconsin 11-1
11. Boise State 11-0
12. Texas 9-2
13. Oklahoma 9-2
14. Aurburn 10-2
15. Rutgers 9-1
16. Georgia Tech 9-2
17. Virginia Tech 9-2
18. Boston College 9-2
19. Tennessee 8-3
20. BYU 9-2
21. Wake Forest 9-2
22. California 8-3
23. Clemson 8-3
24. Nebraska 8-3
25. Hawaii 9-2

Friday, November 17, 2006

Legendary Michigan Coach,Bo Schembechler, passes away.

On the eve of aguragbly the biggest game in college football, Michigan vs Ohio State, Legendary Michigan coach, Bo Schembechler, passed away just moments ago. He was taken to Providence Hospital after collapsing at a WXYZ news studio, where he was taping his show, The Big Ten Ticket.

Coach Schembechler has had 2 major heart attack and 2 quadruple bypass surgeries and just two weeks ago, he had a pace maker implanted.

He is the pride of Michigan, thought by many to have resurrected the greatest rivalry in all sports. In his 21 seasons at Michigan, he led the Wolverines to a 194-48-5. In his bowl games Bo went 5-12. Bo Schembechler, dead at the age of 77.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

See rumors can be hurtful...

As some of you may know, there has been a recent trade rumor with my Atlanta Braves that made me drool and soil myself. The rumor either started late last night or early this morning and it stated that the San Diego Padres would send SP Jake Peavy and RP Scott Linebrink to the Atlanta Braves for 2B Marcus Giles, SP Horacio Ramirez and C Jarrod Saltalamacchia. This potential blockbuster trade was first reported here. When I read this, sure I was excited by the possibilities, but it was a little hard to believe that the Padres would be willing to part with their ace and potential Cy Young winner. But the more it was discussed on the BravesJournal, I dismissed that idea and it started to make alot more sense. The Padres have a big hole to fill at 2nd base, which Giles would fill nicely, Salty is a stud prospect, thought by many to be the best catching prospect out there and HoRam is a young, talented pitcher that has just had his share of injuries(probably a throw in). The more and more I thought about the possibilities that we could land Peavy and Linebrink, the more drool flowed from my stationary jaw. Later on I found out that Linebrink wasn't in the talks, but I didn't really care at that point. I wanted Peavy...bad!!! Besides that one site, I couldn't find anyother sites to support this rumor. After alot of searching, it finally paid off, on they had a post basically confirming what had been said earlier, that the deal was close to being done, then AJC mentioned it on a blog, then it was mentioned on a fan forum of the Braves(which should never be trusted). But of course I trusted it, along with everything else. So like the smug bastard I am, I called/emailed everyone I know(all three of them)bragging, singing ridiculous jingles that were quite putrid and had come to me in the time it took me to dial the number. Running outside and knocking on random doors of Cardinal fans and slapping them in the face, screaming expletives that made no sense but followed by "we have Peavy and you don't" so it's all good. And of course like every thing else in my life it was false, not true, a downright lie. So now I am reduced to refusing to answer my phone out of fear of the tounge lashing that I will receive from the elderly women two houses down from me that took offense to my comment I made to her. Personally I have no idea what made her so angry and violent, all I said was "Hey lady, now you have something in common with the Mets, you'll both be buried in a couple of months". So it looks like my Braves will not have the services of Mr. Jacob Edward Peavy. And I know have a court hearing in the morning, overall a bad day.

Monday, November 13, 2006

College basketball is back....

Since i'm a week late on my NCAABB picks, I guess i'll go ahead and do them now.

These are my choices for All-Americans:

C-F Joakim Noah (FLA)

F Tyler Hansbrough (UNC)

F Alando Tucker* (WIS)

G Brandon Rush (KAN)

G Dominic James (MARQ)

*Player of the year

My Final Four picks:


North Carolina



National Champion:

North Carolina

Boise State's Ian Johnson, hospitalized.

Ian Johnson was hospitalized with a partially collapsed left lung after Boise State's 23-20 win on Saturday vs San Jose State. Johnson is the nation's leader in touchdows and second in rushing yards. He isn't expected to leave O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, California until Tuesday, the school said. His status for Saturday's home finale against Utah State is still uncertain.

"They're going slow as heck to make sure everything is good," Boise State head coach Chris Petersen said Monday morning. "Nothing has really changed since he went in there."

After the game, Johnson declined to speak to reporters and was taken to the hospital for evaluation. He didn't accompany the team back to Boise.

Petersen said when he got into the locker room, Johnson didn't feel well and was complaining of back pain. When he was taken to the hospital it was originally to make sure it was not an injury to his spleen.

Ian Johnson's numbers this season are:

222 att (5th) 1,466 yds (2nd) 21 TDs (1st)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Updated Heisman Picture

1. Troy Smith QB(OSU) 12-19 185 yds 4 TDs 1 INT , 5 car 15 yds

2. Brady Quinn QB(ND) 14-19 207 yds 4 TDs

3. Steve Slaton RB(WVU) 12 car 148 yds 2 TDs , 2 rec 4 yds

4. Ian Johnson RB(Boise State) 29 car 149 yds 1 TD , 1 Rec 12 yds

5. Ray Rice RB(Rutgers) 22 car 131 yds 2 TDs , 1 rec 4 yds

Top 25 (week 11)

1. Ohio State 11-0
2. Michigan 11-0
3. Florida 9-1
4. USC 8-1
5. Notre Dame 9-1
6. Arkansas 9-1
7. West Virginia 8-1
8. Rutgers 9-0
9. LSU 8-2
10. Louisville 8-1
11. Texas 9-2
12. California 8-2
13. Boise State 10-0
14. Wisconsin 10-1
15. Oklahoma 8-2
16. Auburn 9-2
17. Wake Forest 9-1
18. Virginia Tech 8-2
19. Georgia Tech 8-2
20. Boston College 8-2
21. Maryland 8-2
22. Tennessee 7-3
23. BYU 8-2
24. Clemson 8-3
25. Nebraska 8-3

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Finally my computer is fixed, all is good in the world....posts will be coming tonight.

Friday, November 10, 2006

In case of emengecy....

Davey showed this to me...and it is hilarious!!!!

It's basically a comic strip on ESPN's Page Two about what to if you have to deal with Terrell Owens. A MUST READ!!!

My favorite is probably Scenario 6, for obvious reasons.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

No new posts for awhile....

Just to let my 2 1/2 fans know, aparently my computer got a virus so i'm not going to posting till i get the problem fixed.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Virginia Tech vs. Miami Highlights

For anyone who missed the Tech, Miami's the highlights.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Updated Heisman Picture

Since the season is winding down I am going from 10 candidates to 5.

1. Troy Smith QB(OSU) 13-23 108 yds 1 INT, 11 car 37 yds

2. Brady Quinn QB(ND) 23-35 346 yds 4 TDs

3. Steve Slaton RB(WVU) 18 rush 156 yds 1 TD 2 Fumbles, 3 rec 74 yds

4. Ian Johnson RB(Boise) 24 car 136 yds 2 TDs , 2 rec 8 yds

5. Ray Rice RB(Rutgers) BYE

Top 25 (week 10)

I'm a little late on the rankings because I was at a party.....but anyway, here ya go.

1. Ohio State 10-0
2. Michigan 10-0
3. Louisville 8-0
4. Texas 9-1
5. Florida 8-1
6. Aurburn 9-1
7. California 8-1
8. USC 7-1
9. Notre Dame 8-1
10. West Virginia 7-1
11. Arkansas 8-1
12. LSU 7-2
13. Tennessee 7-2
14. Boise State 9-0
15. Rutgers 8-0
16. Wisconsin 9-1
17. Oklahoma 7-2
18. Wake Forest 8-1
19. Georgia Tech 7-2
20. Virginia Tech 7-2
21. Oregon 7-2
22. Maryland 7-2
23. Boston College 7-2
24. Texas A&M 8-2
25. Nebraska 7-3

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Blackout restrictions....

Once again due to Blackout Restrictions, I will not be getting the Hokie and Cane game tonight. I will have to settle with only audio via Yahoo which I guess is better than nothing. Instead of seeing the Great Hokies play I am reduced to seeing a Big 12 matchup between Texas A&M vs Oklahoma. By the way, I am picking A&M to win that one.

Mid Season Report Part 5( final)

Obvioulsy I had to make some changes(cause my Bengals lost)

Playoff Predictions


First Round:

(6)San Diego @ (3)Baltimore

Winner= (3)Baltimore

(5)Cincinnati @ (4)Denver

Winner= (5)Cincinnati

Second Round:

(5)Cincinnati @ (1)New England vs

Winner= (1)New England

(3)Baltimore @ (2)Indianapolis

Winner= (2)Indianapolis

Championship Round

(2)Indianapolis @ (1)New England

Winner= (1)New England


First Round:

(6)Carolina @ (3)N.Y. Giants

Winner= (6) Carolina

(5)Philadelphia @ (4)Seattle

Winner= (5) Philadelphia

Second Round:

(6)Carolina @ (1)Chicago

Winner= (1)Chicago

(5)Philadelphia @ (2)Atlanta

Winner= (2)Atlanta

Championship Round:

(2)Atlanta @ (1)Chicago

Winner= (1)Chicago


New England vs Chicago



It's pretty even between these two teams. Chicago obviously has the Defense advantage and New England has the Offense. I think New England is more experienced in the playoffs, this will be a great game but I am pick the Patriots to pull it out.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Searching for a Steroid Abuser

This is one of my favorite skits on Mad TV...maybe Bud Selig should take up his technique.