Thursday, December 28, 2006

Zito isn't a Met and that excites me.

Today Barry Zito agreed to a 7 yr $126m contract with the San Fransico Giants. There was a lot of talk that Zito would be in the big apple by the start of the season either with the Mets or the Yankees. I am obviously a huge Braves fan so him not being a Metropolitan is huge.

After not winning the NL East for the first time in 14 years last year, we've been trying to make alot of moves to put us back in the mix. Well with are small budget and are unwillingness to go after free-agents that don't suck(Sturtze!), the only way to get solid players is by trading.

Here are some current trade rumors involving my beloved Braves:

ATL- Melky Cabrera
PIT- Adam LaRoche
NYY- Mike Gonzalez

I don't really like this trade. It would basically be us giving up a top power 1B that happens to be a lefty, something that almost every team wants. We could get alot more than just Melky, we would have to get at least Scott Proctor and maybe even a young pitcher from the Pirates for us to get somewhat full value for LaRoche.

ATL- Mike Gonzalez and Jose Castillo
PIT- Adam LaRoche (and maybe Kyle Davies)

This deal makes no sense for us. Why would we give up one of the best 1B in the NL and a decent young starting pitcher for an extremely good closer and a below average second baseman?( We have about 5 of them that are cheaper and can do more than Castillo) No thanks.

ATL- Chone Figgins and Casey Kotchman
LAA- Adam LaRoche

Ok, this deal is most likely dead. The Angels just recently signed Shea Hillenbrand, who is a left-handed 1B. So their need for LaRoche is not as strong as it once was. I'm actually fine with this deal fizzling, i'm not a huge fan of Figgins and Kotchman wouldn't start over say Thorman. Figgins is nice because he can play almost every position well, he can leadoff and he is very fast but he's not a good hitter.

ATL- Chris Ray and Hayden Penn
BAL- Adam LaRoche

This is by far my favorite of all the deals. Chris Ray is very young and he saved 33 games while keeping his ERA below 2.80. That is very impressive for only being 24. Hayden Penn on the other hand has proven to just be decent, maybe a 4 or a 5 starter at best. But we are in a need for another starter so he would help.

ATL- Rocco Baldelli
TB- Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Yunel Escobar (also rumored in this deal Chuck James and/or Kyle Davies)

I would like to get Baldelli because he is young, good and can hit very well. But Tampa Bay has a reputation of asking for way to much and it eventually kills the deal completly. Them asking for James is way too much, he's one of our better starters and we are in no position to give him up. I would prefer to keep Salty, because he may just be the best catching prospect in all of baseball, but with his down season last year due in part to lots of injuries, his value may have dropped a little bit.

In a perfect world I would like to somehow get Melky Cabrera and Chris Ray, but that is basically impossible. So if I had to choose I would go for the Baltimore trade and then maybe even trying to flip Penn and package him with Escobar or Salty to Tampa for Rocco Baldelli.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

So far so good...

Well so far it's still very early in the Bowl games, but my record is very good. I am 4-1 with 1 game still going on. I kinda blew it with the Troy vs Rice game, I mean I was way off, just plain embarrassing, like almost as embarrassing as getting a busted lip that bleeds for 15 minutes because your 3 year old sister decides to jump off the couch and do a diving headbutt landing right on my...I mean your mouth while you weren't paying attention...that totally didn't happen today...

I'm still waiting for the "real" bowls to start...the BCS bowls. But their is going to be a very good game on tomorrow, Hawaii vs Arizona State. I'm picking Hawaii because of Colt Brennan...if you're not Christmas shopping or trying to keep that family member who has had a few to many out of the hospital/jail...if you know what I mean, then check this game out, Brennan could set two records tomorrow...Most touchdown passes in a season and Most touchdowns in a the way,he's only a junior.

So Happy Holidays to everyone...I have to go get this lip looked at....damnit...I mean, gotta go do some last second shopping.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

2007 Pro Bowl Selections...

AFC Roster


*Peyton Manning (IND)
Carson Palmer (CIN)
Philip Rivers (SD)


*LaDainian Tomlinson (SD)
Larry Johnson (KC)
Willie Parker (PIT)


*Lorenzo Neal (SD)

Wide receivers:

*Chad Johnson (CIN)
*Marvin Harrison (IND)
Andre Johnson (HOU)
Reggie Wayne (IND)

Tight ends:

*Antonio Gates (SD)
Tony Gonzalez (KC)

Offensive tackles:

*Willie Anderson (CIN)
*Tarik Glenn (IND)
Jonathan Ogden (BAL)


*Alan Faneca (PIT)
*Will Shields (KC)
Brian Waters (KC)


*Jeff Saturday (IND)
Nick Hardwick (SD)

Defensive ends:

*Jason Taylor (MIA)
Derrick Burgess (OAK)
*Aaron Schobel (BUF)

Defensive tackles:

Casey Hampton (PIT)
*Richard Seymour (NE)
*Jamal Williams (SD)

Outside Linebackers:

*Shawne Merriman (SD)
*Terrell Suggs (BAL)
Adalius Thomas (BAL)

Inside Linebackers:

Zach Thomas (MIA)
*Al Wilson (DEN)


*Champ Bailey (DEN)
*Rashean Mathis (JAX)
Chris McAlister (BAL)

Strong safeties:

*Troy Polamalu (PIT)

Free safeties:

John Lynch (DEN)
*ED Reed (BAL)


Brian Moorman (BUF)


Nate Kaeding (SD)

Kick return:

Justin Miller (NYJ)

Special teamer:

Kassim Osgood (SD)

NFC Roster


*Drew Brees (NO)
Marc Bulger (STL)
Tony Romo (DAL)


*Frank Gore (SF)
Tiki Barber (NYG)
Steven Jackson (STL)


*Mack Strong (SEA)

Wide receivers:

Anquan Boldin (ARI)
Donald Driver (GB)
*Torry Holt (STL)
*Steve Smith (CAR)

Tight ends:

*Alge Crumpler (ATL)
Jeremy Shockey (NYG)


*Jammal Brown (NO)
*Walter Jones (SEA)
Chris Samuels (WAS)


*Shawn Andrews (PHI)
*Steve Hutchinson (MIN)


*Olin Kreutz (CHI)
Matt Birk (MIN)

Defensive ends:

*Julius Peppers (CAR)
*Will Smith (NO)
Aaron Kampman (GB)

Defensive tackles:

*Tommie Harris (CHI)
Kris Jenkins (CAR)
*Kevin Williams (MIN)

Outside linebackers:

*Lance Briggs (CHI)
Julian Peterson (SEA)
*DeMarcus Ware (DAL)

Inside linebackers:

Lofa Tatupu (SEA)
*Brian Urlacher (CHI)


*Ronde Barber (TB)
*DeAngelo Hall (ATL)
Lito Sheppard (PHI)

Strong safeties:

Roy Williams (DAL)
*Adrian Wilson (ARI)

Free safeties:

*Brian Dawkins (PHI)


Mat McBriar (DAL)


Robbie Gould (CHI)

Kick return:

>Devin Hester (CHI)

Special teamer:

Brendon Ayanbadejo (CHI)


Monday, December 18, 2006

Live Blog (Bengals @ the less than Reputable Colts) second half.

Game Over.....Colts beat the Bengals 34-16

1:32- Dwight Freeny just made Carson fumble again...recovered by Bengals.

1:59- I still don't understand why were running the ball and doing screens....throw it deep...stupid

4:30- Dwight Freeny forced another fumble...but this one was recovered by the Bengals...

4:41- Tick, Tick , Tick....the clock just winding down now...this was a bad loss tonight...

5:30- Ricky Proehl dropped a ball forcing the Colts to add to their lead with another FG... Indy-34 Cin-16...

8:21- Rhodes is just running over us right now...pick up of 16.

11:14- Chad Johnson dropped a first down ball and the Bengals forced to punt.

11:27- The call was upheld...still Bengals ball...3rd and 10.

11:27- Palmer hit as he throws again....Indy is challenging that it was a fumble...not an incomplete pass.

12:18- after 2 back-to-back almost interceptions....the Colts go three and out.

13:07- Great, another field goal that doesn't really help us....Indy-31 night gets a little worse.

13:42- Ok, can someone please explain to me why we are still running/swing passing the ball when were down by 18?

Start of the 4th Quarter

2:10- Chad Johnson just went to the locker that takes away another weapon...come on....get it together Carson.

2:16- Another TD for Indy...this time to Reggie Wayne....Indy-31 Cin-13

3:33- Right now the Colts are just completing passes at will...we need a turnover....bad.

5:43- The Indy D all of sudden is play very well...pressuring Carson and making him throw earlier and/or off the back foot....not good....not good at all for my Bengals.

6:36- Manning to Marvin round 3....ok, I would really like for that combo to stop for the night...Ind-24 Cin-13

7:24- Joseph Addai just busted off a 40+ yard run to take the Colts to the 5 yard line...great move having him on my bench...

9:14- After a stop on 3rd down, Cincy will have to settle for another Shayne Graham field goal...Ind-17 Cin-13

10:31- Much like myself, it takes Rudi Johnson a couple of seconds to find the hole...but when he does....he pounds it...oh yeah

11:28- T.J. Houshmanzadeh with a big gain....first down Bengals.

12:07- Indy elected to go for it on 4th and 1 and they were stuffed.

14:47- The Colts received it and after a 6 yard dump pass to Rhodes....Joe Theisman used the word "niftiness" ...that makes me want to break his leg.

Start of the Second half

Live Blog (Bengals @ Less than Reputable Colts) 1st Half

0:00- And Carson gets stripped again.

0:01- The Bengals will get one more shot at a 50+ hail mary.

0:13- Manning to Marvin round 2....not helping me boys... Indy-17 Cin-10

0:17- Peyton ran again...this time he looked more like himself running...a loss of 3.

3:54- Manning just took off for a 14 yard run...he runs like an old guy with a plastic hip...but it got the job done I guess.

5:07- Peyton Manning is finally sacked...I have to felt good seeing him drop to his knees and accept it.

6:35- Jeff Sunday...I mean Saturday was called fora big penalty that took away a big play.

6:49- Touchdown Bengals....that was the one of the easiest rushing touchdowns you'll ever see. Cin-10 Ind-10

8:10- Reggie McNeal....yes that McNeal, rushed for a first down.

8:58- Terrence Wilkins muffed the punt and the Bengals recovered now we get it back at the Colts' 25.

9:09- I'm speechless....a three and out for the Colt's defense...

10:25- Manning to Marvin...again....Colts 10-3...

11:05- Wow, I haven't seen a hole close that fast since....umm let's leave that one alone.

12:28- Joseph Addai runs for a first down and the Colts are in the redzone again.

14:51- Marvin Harrison makes Jonathan Joseph look like....well a rookie.

Start of the 2nd Quarter

End of the 1st Quarter.....Cincinnati-3 Indianapolis-3

0:54- Troy Walters with a nice return...Kevin Kaesviharn has about 68 tackles already, he's in every play.

1:01- The former Hokie bangs it through again...Shayne Graham ties it with a short field goal...Cin-3 Ind-3

1:05- Chris Henry just dropped a touchdown, and Davey just shed a single tear.

2:52- First Down Chad...get used to hearing that tonight.

3:33- Rudi Johnson just ran over and through Cato June and Robert Morris for a big first down.

6:27- Rudi Johnson picks up a short first down. Yep, Colts still can't stop the run.

8:03- Ben Utecht drops the first down so they have to settle for a Vinatieri feild Goal.... Cin-0 Ind-3

8:07- Indy is forced to use their first's 3rd and 6.

9:42- The Colts pick up a first down, and I hate them a little more.

12:35- First play for Indy and it's a 6 yard pass to Ricky Proehl.

12:44- Carson Palmer dropped back right into a wall named Dwight Freeny, he fumbled and the Colts recovered. 1st Down Indy.

12:51- During the Timeout, the Colts challenged the catch and it was catch for Chad.

12:51- Carson's second pass is for 22 yards to Chad...Chad got up a little slow so Marvin Lewis called a timeout.

13:27- On Rudi Johnson's second run, he fumbled but of course, the great Chad Johnson recovered it.

14:17- Chad Johnson introduced the Bengal's offense...hey look Keyshawn, he actually knows their names.

15:00- Bengals received first and returned it to their own 41 yard line.

1st Quarter

Tony Kornheiser's comb over is probably the worst thing on television since...well last week when Tony Kornhiser was on t.v.

Ben Stiller is wearing a Peyton Manning jersey...great now Davey has to take back his copy of "Along Came Polly".

Chris "You're With Me Leather" Berman projected the score to 60-50 Colts...hmmm okay.

Chad Johnson's neat shoes will definitely get him a purdy little fine.

Live blog tonight (Cincy @ Indy)

Well I have nothing else to do, so I am going to live blog the big game tonight. What fun.

Is it possible to blow a 77 point lead?

Well Davey mentioned that he is currently locked in a tight contest in the semi-finals of our fantasy playoffs. Well not me, Davey was nice enough to end my misery and he knocked me out last week. Most people would be angry if their best friend knocked you out of the playoffs, they would stand outside that friends window contemplating murder while they slept...but good thing I don't hold grudges.

Well I am just trying to lock up a 5th place spot right now, I currently have a 77 point lead and for most that would be a definite win, but not yours truely, I have been know to give away a 40+ lead on the final game so I wouldn't put it past me. And it really doesn't help that he's still has three guys available. Carson Palmer, Marvin Harrison and T.J. Houshmanzedah, so you can see why i'm sweating just a tad.

To top things off, I am a huge Bengal fan, so I want Carson to light up the Colts, but I guess as long as he just throws touchdowns to Chad and booking no. 4758-61543 aka Chris Henry I will be fine.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The news is not good for David Pollack...

Well last week I posted about David Pollack getting his halo device removed and we would ahve to wait aobut a week to find out if he had to have neck surgery to completly heal his broken neck.

If the title didn't tip you off, well, it turns out he will have to have the spinal fusion surgery. All though it is good news that he will recover, the surgery will pretty much end his career. Although the neck will be repaired the risk for another broken neck is highley likely. And doctors said if you break your neck once you may be able to play football again, but if you break your neck twice you may not be able to walk again.

I have said many times that Pollack is one of my favorite football players and I am really upset by this news. The fan in me wants to see him back on the field, but their is nothing more important than family and if playing football again risks him being able to do something that is taken so for granted as walking or one day being able to play with your kids then there is no way he can risk that.
So, good luck with the surgery David. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Fast Times at Redneck High....

Well since nothing is really happening in sports right now, let me take this moment to present to all of you....

Fun With Google: The Redneck addition

First off, this was a very special day for me and Davey. It was our prom and we took these lovely ladies. I'm the dashing fellow on the left in the snazzy white suit that my Grandfather was buried in....don't ask me how I got....let's just say alcohol was involved. Davey's date couldn't find a dress, and she was debating on going nude, but her Pa thought that would be in bad taste, so he took down his confederate flag and made her that sexy little number.

As some of you may know, it's hard out here for hick. So obviously Davey and myself couldn't afford the "traditional" hot tub. So we came up with this brilliant idea. We filled up one of the many bath tubs in his front yard with water and we put it over the fire at our hoot-in-nanny.

Here I am on a hot date. It's hard to complain when this is the alternative.

Now when some of you go out to check out women, you go to a night club....not Davey, he goes to the local women's prison to look for chicks just getting released. His moto is " hey, they just got out of prison, they'll do anyone."

Card games have recently became very popular. So I had the great idea to come up with my own card game. The picture is curtisy of Bill, sadly he's no longer with us. He got into a riding lawnmower accident, we tried to tell him 350 horsepower was enough, but hicks will be hicks.

These are Davey's dogs. Blue, Ed and Napoleon. Davey really cares about his dogs, so he decided to put them on the same dental plan as him.

Have you ever wondered what a cup holder looks like in the south. Well just place your beer in between the nearst pair of breast you can find and there ya go.

Davey isn't a big fan of Santa, and he lets him know exactly how he feels.

I was really worried about North Korea testing nukes, so I decided to build my own storm shelter.

What's more important to a redneck than a 12 pack of bud and a nascar race on the tv? Well nothing but his wedding day is a close 2nd.

This is Davey's wedding day, oh come on Davey, don't be camera shy.

Now some brides throw their bouquets, not my blushing bride. She keeps it straight trailer park, lift her up, tap the keg and lets party.

Since down here in the south, were not really known for our smarts, so we had to have the two people who graduated 4th grade to teach our curious youth sex ed.

I was a little mad at Davey for awhile, because he stopped listening to our native country music for an 80's album that just came in a couple of days ago. Well he immediatley took family portraits with his new dew.

Last but certainly not least, here is Davey's drunk 2nd cousin twice removed modeling some redneck maternity wear.

Well that's all for now, I hope you enjoyed.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Well it's almost that time....

Well it's almost that time. I am going to be turning 18 next month and I have been told....several times that it's about damn time I find a job. Well I wouldn't go as far as saying I have any job "skills" or actually any skills at all.(unless being able to leave cops and doctors speechless...I decided it would be a brilliant idea to be the first person to race a vacuum cleaner naked inside of a jiffy lube...long story short it ended with 8 stitches on my no-no part, a broken fibula and 10 years of thearpy.)

I have it narrowed down to potential career paths for myself.

1. Professional Chipmunk Wrangler

Now I know some of you may be wondering what exactly a PCW is. Well it's only the coolest most awesomest job there is and I get to wear that sweet ass uniform. Basically you sit in this truck and you wait until you see these little demons come out from their lairs to cause all sorts of shenanigans.(including shoving nuts that don't belong to them in their not those nuts...get your mind out of the gutter...purposly getting people to mistake them for soft and cuddely squirrels and then when you try to pet them they steal your rings, bite you and run away like little bitches....and I want my justice friends ring back, it took me 312 boxtops to get it) Anyway, when they come out, you gotta "wrangle them up and put them in cages and sell them to this weird guy...I don't know what he does with them, but i'm sure it's nothing mean or strange.

2. Eater for the Bulimic

I doubt this profession exists....yet. But hey, I figure they have readers for the blind so I could eat for a bulimic person...I could sing them songs as I eat their strudels and cupcakes. Of course I don't want to become hideoulsy overweight so I may have to think about that one.

3. Hooker

If all else fails, do what my great great great grandmother says to do.....hook. But I would have to learn how to run from cops in 4 inch heels, while trying to hold on to money and keep my skirt on....speaking of skirts, does this skirt make my hips look big?

Well with these options...I can look forward to an interesting 2007.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Top 25 (NCAAB)

1. UCLA 8-0
2. Pittsburgh 10-0
3. North Carolina 7-1
4. Ohio State 8-1
5. Florida 8-2
6. Duke 9-1
7. Wisconsin 9-1
8. Connecticut 8-0
9. Alabama 8-1
10. Witchita State 7-0
11. Arizona 7-1
12. Kansas 8-2
13. Texas A&M 7-2
14. Washington 7-1
15. LSU 5-2
16. Gonzaga 9-2
17. Oklahoma State 11-0
18. Butler 10-1
19. Memphis 7-2
20. Air Force 10-1
21. Nevada 7-1
22. Marquette 9-2
23. Michigan State 9-2
24. Oregon 7-0
25. Clemson 10-0

I'm going to talk a little about my Huskies, the Connecticut version. When I first saw what the starting roster was going to look like this season, I was a little worried. I never lost faith, I just thought they would come in 3rd or 4th in the Big East. We only have 1 senior on the UConn roster and he doesn't even play, we have 1 junior, much like our lone senior, he doesn't play either. But we do have alot of talent, we have tons of great atheletes that have alot of potential. We lost our whole starting line-up and even the best bench player in the nation last year. Rudy Gay, Josh Boone, Hilton Armstrong and Marcus Williams all were selected in the NBA draft and Denham Brown and Rashad Anderson also graduated. But like I said earlier we have alot of talent and it has propelled us to a great start.

#12 A.J. Price PG - A.J. is our starting point guard. Some of you may remember last year when Marcus Williams was suspended for the first 15 games or so by Jim Calhoun for stealing laptops with the intent to sell them. Well there was another Huskie involved in that and that was Price. He was suspended the whole year though. He has came back and he is proving that he can run this team.

A.J.'s numbers.... 13.9 ppg, 5.1 apg, 2.5 rpg

#11 Jerome Dyson SG - Jerome is the first of our many outstanding freshman. He is a highflyer with good range. He lacks the size of a 2 guard but he makes it up with solid defense and the ability to penetrate and cut to the basket extremely well.

Jerome's numbers.... 13.6 ppg, 2.6 apg, 3.4 rpg

#1 Marcus Johnson G/F - Marcus is the first of 3 returning players that had playing time last year. Out of the three Marcus had the least amount of playing time. He isn't really a great scorer but he can come out and get you 10 points or so and he plays hard and he makes it on the highlight reel with some of his dunks. I think he is going to improve though, he has decent range, he just doesn't shoot that much.

Marcus' numbers.... 9.3 ppg, 1.6 apg, 4.4 rpg

#4 Jeff Adrien F - Now it's time to talk about my favorite player on this team. He got the most playing time out of the returning players last year, because of his vesitility. He is only 6'6" but he plays power forward. That means he plays against guys that average around 6'9". That should explain why he is so versitile. He is the type of player that if needed he could play 4 out of the 5 positions. He is a very good passer, but he just doesn't get alot of assists. He plays bigger than he is, he is a tremendous athlete with great scoring ability, an outstanding rebounder and an excellent shot blocker. Add all those together and what do you get? My favorite player.

Jeff's numbers.... 13.3 ppg, .4 apg, 10.6 rpg, 1.9 blk

#34 Hasheem Thabeet - Hasheem is one of prized freshman. He is absoulutley huge, he stands at 7'3" and about 270 lbs. I can't remember having someone that tall in quite awhile. He has struggled a little bit though. Both scoring and rebounding aren't quite there yet, but trust me, he will come along. One of the most amazing stats from Hasheem so far is his blocks per game. He averages 5.1 blocks a game. I know, you're impressed, well so am I. Anyway, give him some time and the points and rebounds will improve.

Hasheem's numbers.... 6.5 ppg, .5 apg, 7.0 rpg, 5.1 blk

Best bench players...

#3 Doug Wiggins(freshman) PG - 6.8 ppg, 2.3 apg, 1.9 rpg
#24 Craig Austrie G - 5.5 ppg, 1.3 apg, .9 rpg
#21 Stanley Robinson(freshman) F - 5.5 ppg, .8 apg, 4.8 rpg

Sunday, December 10, 2006

David Pollack has stabilizing halo removed...

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker, David Pollack, finally got his stabilizing halo removed on Thursday. He had been wearing it for the last 3 months, when he broke his neck in week 2 against the Cleveland Browns.

It has been very hard the last 3 months for the Pollack family. David hasn't been able to shower, driver, or move from his waist up. David's main goal was to be out of the halo by Christmas so he could turn his head to open presents.

When asked how it felt to take a shower for the first time in 11 weeks and 3 days.

"I stayed in the shower until I was good and pruned," Pollack said. "I think I washed my hair and body seven times."

But getting the halo removed is just the fist step. The Pollack family will still have to wait till Friday to find out if he will have to have spinal fusion surgery. If he has to have the surgery, then his career would be over, if he doesn't then their is still a chance. I hope he doesn't not only because he's one of my favorite players, but I don't like seeing anyone have their career's taken away from them. Good luck David, and I hope to see you in a Bengal's uniform soon.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Final Heisman Update.

Before we get started, I made a mistake. I said earlier that I had had Troy Smith #1 on my Heisman list the whole season. Well, I just checked all my Heisman post and was shocked to find out that in Week 4 I had Adrian Peterson ranked #1 and Smith #2. It's not a big deal, if you look at the stats, Peterson deserved it, but I was pretty sure I had Smith #1 the whole time, oh well.

At 7:55 PM, one of Troy Smith's biggest dreams came through. He was awarded the 2006 Heisman Memorial Trophy. He deserved it, after the season that he had, it was hard to argue that he shouldn't have received it. But the most important stat that you won't see in the stat books, the one stat that won him the most highley regarded award in all of College Football, was his leadership. When Jim Tressell needed someone to step up, Troy was there, whenever The Ohio State needed a score, Troy was leading them.

I have been watching the Heisman presentation for many years now and never have I heard a speach quite like Troy's. I mean Reggie's last year was outstanding, when he was talking about his step dad, brought a little tear to my eye. But Troy's was great. I have never heard some one give most of the credit to his offensive line, he even named all of them.(Unlike MeShawn) Troy Smith is a senior and in April he will be going to New York once again for the NFL Draft. Right now he's projected to be late first or an early second round pick. I pretty much agree with that, but I think he will be a very good pro, he will probably be a slash player kind of like Kordell Stewart and Antwan Randel El. But eventually he could be a starting quarterback, hopefully.

The votes, like I thought, weren't even close. Troy broke the record previously held by last year's winner, Reggie Bush, with 86.7% percent of the first place votes. Also his total point value(2,540) ranked third all-time. Only behind a couple of Trojans, O.J. Simpson( 2,853) and Reggie Bush(2,541).

Final votes:

1. Troy Smith QB(OSU) 1st-801, 2nd- 62, 3rd-13, Total- 2540

2. Darren McFadden RB(ARK) 1st- 45, 2nd- 298, 3rd- 147, Total- 878

3. Brady Quinn QB(ND) 1st- 13, 2nd- 276, 3rd- 191, Total-782

4. Steve Slaton RB(WVU) 1st- 6 2nd- 51 3rd- 94, Total- 214

5. Mike Hart RB(MICH) 1st- 5, 2nd- 58, 3rd- 79, Total- 210

Friday, December 08, 2006

Big week in Baseball.

Well as you may know, this week was one of the busiest/frustrating times in baseball. The Winter Meetings. It's basically when GMs gather in a hotel and make deals and god only knows what else. I'm not saying that they aren't doing their job, i'm just saying shit can happen when you get a couple of prune daiquiris in ya. This year the meetings were held at Disney Land. That way the GM's could attempt to feel young again by riding roller coasters, stay up past their bed times(8 pm), etc. I'm sure they had the time of their lives in between trades/signings. Those GMs are all old(except for Epstein...he's young so he doesn't count) so I would imagine this was their average days...

3:30 AM: Wake up at the crack of too damn early.

3:32 AM: Try and find your tentures so you don't scare the little kids.

3:45 AM: Get dressed in their finest suits and finest suspenders(John Schuerholz...) and start to walk downstairs to catch breakfast.

3:58 AM: Still walking.

4:25 AM: Stop for a potty break...old people pee alot.

4:47 AM: Yep, still walking.

5:03 AM: Finally they arrive and find out that they are serving their favorites...Bran cereal, prune juice, Flintstone vitamins and a hearty glass of ensure. Life is good.

5:45 AM: Finish breakfast and they all go to a room to talk trades.

11:27 AM: Stop for a lunch break and go to the theme park.

12:49 PM: Decide to go back to the hotel becasue of all the GM's complain that Goofy scared the shit out of them, literally. Someone forgot the depends.

1:32 PM: Arrive back at the hotel but one GM almost falls out of the car and breaks a hip.

2:41 PM: Start up the talks again....

5: 27 PM: Eat dinner, Oh goody its mac and cheese night, and applesauce for desert.

6:40 PM: Nothing else to do so decide to call some "entertainment" and more of the delicious daiquiris.

7:02 PM: The "entertainment" arrives and it nearly kills about 26 of the GM's because it was a stripper...and when they were asked if they wanted entertainment they thought it would be a good game of risk.

7:58 PM: A long and interesting day comes to an end and its off to bed for these very busy and tired little tikes.

That was my vision of a average day in the life of the GM's at Disney Land.

Of course there always has to be one knucklehead that has to over do it. Cubs' GM, Jim Hendry had to undergo an Angioplasty Wednesday. I'm not sure what triggered this but it was probably because he just realized how much money he had spent over the last couple of weeks.

Other news:

John Schuerholz pulled off one of the best trades in some time. He shipped injury plagued and less than average starting pitcher, Horacio Ramirez to Seattle for a stud reliever, Rafeal Soriano. Seattle was desperate for starting pitching that is the only reason why I can think that they would accept a trade as lopsided as this one...touché John....touché.

Monday, December 04, 2006

If Reggie McNeal finds out he's wrong he'll punch you in the chest...

What's it been, like a month, a month and a half since a Bengal was arrested? Well what's a winning streak without a felony, that's what I always say. I'm sure Reggie was just doing his part to ensure that we keep this streak going.

Reggie McNeal is a rookie wide receiver out of Texas A&M. Early Sunday morning he was arrested outside of Houston night club, The Red Door, after he was refused entrance into the club.....because it was closed. Well apparently Reggie felt that the club should still be open and the two police officers that denied his entrance were in the wrong. So instead of walking away he decided that the best thing to do would go up to the officers and punch one of them in the chest. So not only are you a back up at a position that you don't even play, now you are going to get charged with resisting arrest in a city that you probably should'nt be in....ok, just making sure I have everything in order.

So, just for shits and giggles(still no idea where I heard that, just like it) lets make a small list of the Bengals that have been arrested/suspended this season.

LB) Odell Thurman: League substance abuse policy violation
LB) A.J. Nicholson: Burgalry, grand theft
DE) Frostee Rucker: Spousal battery
WR) Chris Henry: where to begin....three counts of Unlawful transaction with a minor, Speeding, Operating a vehicle under the influence, Felony possession of a concealed firearm, Possession of Marijuana.
G) Eric Steinbach: Boating under the influence
DT) Matthias Askew: Resisting arrest (he was dismissed from the team)
WR) Reggie McNeal: Resisting arrest

What can I say, gotta love em, but sometimes they make me so Furrey-ious.(for those of you that don't know, I got that awesome pun from Davey, he says its the worst but I think it's one of the best, I had a seizure from laughing so hard, I fell out my chair and hit my head on the side of the desk. It's ok, don't worry i'm beginning to remember most things from my past again....I think.)


"3rdQ 1:20 - Miami's defense forces another punt and they are firmly in control at the moment. Mike Furrey is furrey-ious on the sideline and that was officially the worst pun you will ever hear"

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Come on, let's say it together " Playoff"!!!

Real quick here is the list of all of the Bowl games and I guess i'll go ahead and make my picks...

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia

TCU vs. Northern Illinois

My pick: TCU

Pioneer Pure Vision Las Vegas

BYU vs. Oregon

My pick: BYU

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Rice vs. Troy
My pick: Rice Bowl
South Florida vs. East Carolina
My pick: South Florida
New Mexico
New Mexico vs. San Jose State
My Pick: San Jose State
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Tulsa vs. Utah
My pick: Tulsa
Sheraton Hawaii
Arizona State vs. Hawaii
My pick: Hawaii
Motor City
Middle Tennessee State vs. Central Michigan
My pick: Central Michigan
Florida State vs. UCLA
My pick: UCLA
PetroSun Independence
Oklahoma State vs. Alabama
My pick: Alabama
Pacific Life Holiday
California vs. Texas A&M
My pick: Texas A&M
Rutgers vs. Kansas State
My pick: Rutgers
Gaylord Hotels Music City
Clemson vs. Kentucky
My pick: Clemson
Brut Sun
Oregon State vs. Missouri
My pick: Missouri
AutoZone Liberty
Houston vs. South Carolina
My pick: South Carolina
Texas Tech vs. Minnesota
My pick: Texas Tech
Champs Sports
Purdue vs. Maryland
My picks: Maryland
Meineke Car Care
Navy vs. Boston College
My pick: Boston College
Texas vs. Iowa
My pick: Texas
My pick: VIRGINIA TECH (duh)
MPC Computers
Miami (FL) vs. Nevada
My pick: Miami (FL)
Tennessee vs. Penn State
My pick: Tennessee
AT&T Cotton
Auburn vs. Nebraska
My pick: Auburn
Toyota Gator
West Virginia vs. Georgia Tech
My pick: West Virginia
Capital One
Arkansas vs. Wisconsin
My pick: Arkansas
Rose Bowl presented by Citi
USC vs. Michigan
My pick: Michigan
Tostitos Fiesta
Boise State vs. Oklahoma
My pick: Oklahoma
FedEx Orange
Louisville vs. Wake Forest
My pick: Louisville
Allstate Sugar
Notre Dame vs. LSU
My pick: LSU
Cincinnati vs. Western Michigan
My pick: Western Michigan
Ohio vs. Southern Miss
My pick: Southern Miss
Tostitos BSC Championship Game
Florida vs. Ohio State
My pick: Ohio State

Mario who???

Last April when the Houston Texans had the number draft pick, everyone thought they would take Reggie Bush. Well everyone but the Houston Texans. When it came time for them to make their pick they chose Mario Williams, defensive end out of North Carolina State University. WHAT??? You pass up the Heisman trophy winner and future great, Reggie Bush for a good lineman?

So far this season Reggie Bush hasn't been, as a whole, great. But he has been very good returning kicks and slowly but surely inching closer to that receptions for a rookie record. But he hasn't really shown what we all thought we would. The multiple touchdowns, the ankle breaking moves, the type of runs that make you say "wow". Well....he's back.

Entering Sundays game vs. San Francisco, Reggie Bush's numbers have been good, not great but good. But he blew up that stat books with his crazy game against the niners. 10 carries 37 yards 3 TDs , 9 receptions 131 yards and 1 TD and 4 return yards. 142 total yards, 4 total touchdowns and some of the sweetest 9 yard runs you'll ever see.

Updated Heisman Picture

1. Troy Smith QB(OSU) IDLE

Troy Smith is going to win the Heisman, I don't think that their is any doubt about that. Throughout the whole season he has been very consistant through the air and the ground. He has transformed himself into a pure passer that has the ability to escape. Last year he had 16 passing touchdowns, this year, he has tossed 30. Passing yards, he's only up around 300, but he has really proven that he can stand in the pocket and let plays develop, if you don't believe me then look at his rushing yards. Last year he had 136 carries for 611 yards and 11 TDs, this year, he only has taken off 62 times for 233 yards and 1 touchdown. 2006 Heisman winner= Troy Smith.

2. Darren McFadden RB(ARK) 21 car 73 yds, 2 rec 27 yds, 1-3 2 yds 1 TD, 1 INT

To be completely honest with all of you, it took me quite a few games to see the light. Well, I have seen the light, and it can do it all. Run, pass and catch, the next LT. McFadden is only a sophomore, so he has at least 1 more year to make another run for the Heisman. I think the votes would be alot closer if it wasn't for Darren's inconsistantley this year. He has had 5 games this year that he has failed to rush for 100 yards. That hurt's his campaign expecially since 3 of the 5 were conference games(including last night against Florida) and in the first game of the season for Arkansas he only racked up 42, and that was against USC.

3. Brady Quinn QB(ND) IDLE

Quinn was on alot of people's Heisman list at the beginning of the season and he really hasn't done much to say he shouldn't still be towards the top. I mean if you look at his numbers, he has had only had 1 bad game. It's true that that "one bad game" happened in week 3 against Michigan. Quinn ended up throwing 3 interceptions and the Figting Irish lost their first game of the season. So, no Heisman for Quinn, but he will be a very rich man come April. He is projected by many Mock Drafts to be the number 1 pick.

4. Colt Brennan QB(HAW) 37-50 401 yds 2 TDs 2 INTs , 14 car 11 yds 1 TD

Much like Texas Tech, Hawaii just keeps putting out quarterbacks that can just sling it 50+ times and 300+ yards a game. Well Colt Brennan may just be the best. He is just 1 touchdown shy of the record for most touchdowns in a season with 53 which was set by Houston's David Kingler in 1990 (54). He still has one more chance to break it, in the Hawaii Bowl. I don't think he's going to win the Heisman just because he's not the best player in the Nation. But I do think he's one of the best quarterbacks and will have his name in the history books when this season is done.

5. Mike Hart RB(MICH) IDLE

Mike Hart has been very good this whole season. He is a big reason why the Wolverines have only 1 loss(and that was to OSU). He just comes out their every Saturday, gets his 120+ and a TD, when your QB can count on his runningback coming out day in and day out and be as consistant as Hart is....well see Henne's numbers. Henne has been able to play without all the pressure on him alone because Hart was healthy this year. Hart went to another level this year but not he's not Heisman level...yet. It's going to be very interesting to see if he stays for his senior year, or he opts out and goes pro. I think he'll stay, but I guess we'll see.

So a little recap....

2006 Heisman winner = Troy Smith

2007 Heisman winner = Branden Ore??? (I know, I know....probably McFadden)

Top 25 (Week 14)

1. Ohio State 12-0 (Big 10 Champs)
2. Florida 12-1 (SEC Champs)
3. Michigan 11-1
4. LSU 10-1
5. Louisville 11-1 (Big East Champs)
6. Wisconsin 11-1
7. Boise State 12-0 (WAC Champs)
8. Oklahoma 11-2 (Big 12 Champs)
9. USC 10-2 (PAC 10 Champs)
10. Auburn 10-2
11. West Virginia 10-2
12. Arkansas 10-3
13. Virginia Tech 10-2
14. Notre Dame 10-2
15. Wake Forest 10-3 (ACC Champs)
16. Texas 9-3
17. Rutgers 10-2
18. Tennessee 9-3
19. BYU 10-2 (MWC Champs)
20. California 9-3
21. Texas A&M 9-3
22. TCU 9-2
23. Nebraska 9-4
24. Boston College 9-3
25. Houston 10-3 (C-USA Champs)

Other Conference Champs:

MAC- Central Michigan 9-4
Sun Belt- Troy 7-5

Saturday, December 02, 2006

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's.... the Virginia Tech defense?

Damn skippy! I have a new title for the awesome Virginia Tech Hokie defense, The Fantasic Three( I could only afford three jumpsuits...).

1. Xavier Adibi = Superman

Xavier Adibi makes Superman look like Adam Morrison after that loss to UCLA last year. Not many people know this, but Adibi is Superman's love child, Adibi was conceived after a late Duran Duran show in Topeka, Kansas.(That's how he rollzz)I'm super duper serial!!! Go ahead, take a close look, you'll see the resemblence. "X" can do it all, when he's not forcing opponets to contemplate retirement he flies(did I mention that he can fly? Hmm, probably should mentioned that, oh well) over to differant countries just to have sex with only the most gorgeous women and pillage those countries and take their gold and shit (and that hasn't happened since like 1850, so you know they were like " what the does pillage mean? I think it's a type of biscuit, then why is he taking your watch?...but you know, in differant accents)

2. Victor "Macho" Harris = The Flash

The Flash has nothing on Macho Harris, Harris and Flash had a race last Tuesday. Not only did Macho win, he got his Christmas shopping done, saved a girl scout from a grizzly bear, went through the adoption process and adopted a baby from Antigua and named him Steve and renewed his driver's licenes at the DMV all before The Flash heard "Go". Yeah, I know...your jealous he's not on your team.

3. Vince Hall = Captain America

What more can you say, the man can do no wrong. But unlike Captain America, Vince Hall doesn't need a stupid shield, he doesn't need any armor(wait, do pads count?) I'm not sure if there is a player that hits harder or reads the quarterback better than Hall. Shit, he came out of his mom watching game tape and even takled the doctor for smacking his heinie to hard(thats right, I said heinie, so what, you wanna fight about it?....But just don't hit me too hard, I tend to bruise easy and is there anything less attractive than a grown man weeping? I thought so.)