9 Things I Think…

Posted in Sports on September 2, 2010 by sportsguru09

1. – Gaby Sanchez throws a mean right hook….and Nyjer Morgan did the right thing…

2. – Who thought it’d be a good idea to let Jimmy Johnson do Survivor, the TV show?

3. – I think the Jets will finish 3rd in the AFC East

4. – This hurricane hype in Hampton Roads is all hoop-la

5. – Cheez Its and Cap’n Crunch make a great hurricane survival meal

6. – Bobby Cox’s World Series destiny is filled this year…

7. – It’s about time I win a fantasy football league that has money involved

8. – I love sports and I don’t care who knows…

9. – The smell of pigskin is in the air…

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Nyjer Morgan vs. Chris Volstad…And the Winner is?

Posted in Major League Baseball with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by sportsguru09

Neither one! The winner is Gaby Sanchez, the Marlins first baseman. One of the best clotheslines I’ve seen in a long long time, ESPECIALLY on a baseball field….

Courtesy of MLB.com

Now, here’s the thing. Everyone is all up in arms about what Morgan did, the unwritten rules of baseball, yada yada yada. Who cares about the “unwritten rules?” The guys that “make them up” are pansies. If you follow the chain of events here, Morgan does absolutely nothing wrong and is simply trying to protect himself and his team. People and the marlins were complaining about “Oh, we had a 10 run lead in the 4th inning, he shouldn’tve stole two bases”…you know what? SCREW THAT. What should the Nationals have done? Quit? I, as a die hard Atlanta Braves, have seen, this year, the Bravos come back from a 9 run lead (in the 9th inning no less) and blow a 10-1 lead on separate occasions. It’s not like this game was in the 8th or the 9th. NO WAY should Morgan and the Nats have stopped playing. Anyone who thinks so is a quitter, including the Marlins. Why wouldn’t he steal bases and try to get in scoring position for his team to get back in the game? It’s ridiculous how everyone is just so darn sensitive. If everyone played balls to the wall, it’d be a lot more entertaining and competitive that’s for sure. For goodness sakes, they’re getting paid millions of dollars to “half ass it.” Forget that, give me a ball and let me throw a few up there around 90 mph. At least I’ll bust my ass every time I walk out onto a Major League Baseball field. Pro athletes can be such babies…..suck it up and deal…..

2010-2011 NFL Predictions: Regular Season To Champion

Posted in Sports on September 1, 2010 by sportsguru09

Agree or disagree….here are my 1-16 finishers in the NFC for the 2010-2011 season….

NFC Regular Season

1. Green Bay Packers
2. New Orleans Saints
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. San Francisco 49ers
5. Dallas Cowboys
6. Atlanta Falcons
7. Washington Redskins
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Minnesota Vikings
10. New York Giants
11. Detroit Lions
12. Chicago Bears
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Seattle Seahawks
15. St. Louis Rams
16. Arizona Cardinals

NFC Wildcard Teams
Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons

Divisional Matchups
Packers vs. Falcons, Cowboys vs. Saints

NFC Championship Game>
Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints

NFC Champion
Green Bay Packers

Agree or disagree? Comments always appreciated….

2010-2011 AFC Predictions – Regular Season To Champion

Posted in NFL on September 1, 2010 by sportsguru09

Agree or disagree….here are my 1-16 finishers in the AFC for the 2010-2011 season….

AFC Regular Season

1. Baltimore Ravens
2. Indianapolis Colts
3. New England Patriots
4. San Diego Chargers
5. Cincinnati Bengals
6. Houston Texans
7. Miami Dolphins
8. Tennesee Titans
9. Pittsburgh Steelers
10. New York Jets
11. Jacksonville Jaguars – so sad….
12. Oakland Raiders
13. Denver Broncos
14. Kansas City Chiefs
15. Cleveland Browns
16. Buffalo Bills

AFC Wildcard Teams
Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals

Divisional Matchups
Texans vs. Ravens, Colts vs. Chargers

AFC Championship Game>
Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts

AFC Champion
Baltimore Ravens

Agree or disagree? Comments always appreciated….

2010-2011 AFC East Predictions and More…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2010 by sportsguru09

Below are my 2010-2011 AFC East Predictions, breakout players, and disappointments….thoughts and comments welcome!

Predicted AFC East Standings

1. New England Patriots – Yes, they are old. Yes, they are slow. But you know what? The AFC East is simply overrated. With all the hype behind the Jets (via Hard Knocks which is absolutely hysterical), everyone has seemed to forget that Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Tom Brady, and Bill Belicheck still have an army in the northeast. With Brady back to 100% and Moss looking to prove critics wrong who think he’s got nothing left, look for the P A T S PATS PATS PATS to come out and really destroy the opposition via the passing game. Forget Maroney and the endless number of no-name worthless RBs they have, you don’t need them. They simply act as blocking dummies and only have one goal….don’t pull a Billy Bob (yes, always a Varsity Blues reference) and get Brady hurt…let alone killed. Flat out, this is New England’s division to lose, you can write-off the Jets. I’m going to knock over that bandwagon.

2. Miami Dolphins – My surprise team of the AFC East. Henne should outperform his sub-par year last year and as long as Ronnie Brown stays healthy, they have one of the best 1-2 RB attacks in the NFL. The defense is getting younger and more explosive and their management is showing its colors through the organization as the Phins have become much more disciplined on either side of the ball. As long as Henne can simply exist between the two seconds of the snap and getting the ball to Ronnie (no, not the one from Jersey Shore) or Ricky Williams, Daniel Mott’s favorite player of all time, the Phins will be fine. Don’t care enough about them to write any more….

3. New York Jets – WRITE THESE GUYS OFF. Yes un-sexy Rexy Rex Ryan is hilarious on camera, there is no discipline on this team. Without Revis, they will be just weak enough at corner with Kyle Wilson there to get burned the one or two times that will kill them against the Pats. It will only take one time for Wilson to show his rookie colors for Moss or Welker to get downfield and burn the J E T S JETS JETS JETS. Hard Knocks, in my opinion, has absolutely exposured the immaturity of the Jets. Sanchez acts like a 10 year old and their WRs could care less what is being told to them. Yes they have a solid defense in general, but unless Jenkins has a breakout year, they will REALLY struggle to get to the quarterback. That, in turn, will put even more pressure on the Jets’ young secondary. Ya know, just because they are on TV means nothing to me. How many bad clips can they show? Has anyone watched their preseason games? THEY ABSOLUTELY 100% stink on ice. The one bright spot? Shonn Greene who is on my “got-to-have” fantasy players that will get the ball a ton. Why? NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS WANTS MARK SANCHEZ TO take over their offense and lead their team by himself. Might as well forfeit the season….

4. Buffalo Bills – Ah, the Bills. THey are so bad they don’t even deserve discussion. CJ Spiller is the only reason that people in Buffalo even care that this organization still exists….

AFC East Breakout Player of the Year – Julian Edleman….One of the up and coming WRs in the league that NO ONE knows about. he might as well be the mirror image of Wes Welker. Expect Edleman to have a solid year, get traded in the offseason, and do exactly what Welker did. Get traded to a team with a good passing game and breakout and turn into a prolific, 110 catch player that becomes a QB’s best friend. Expect Edleman to have a HUGE year if Welker’s comeback stint doesn’t work out. A small guy with bursts of speed and good hands? Who wouldn’t love to have him in the slot on 3rd down. Would be a twin with Jordan Shipley….

Biggest AFC East Disappointment – Mark Sanchez…A child, too immature, not enough talent. Totally overrated and will make mistake after mistake until Rexy realizes the organization made a BIG mistake…sorry Jets fans, your playboy ain’t going to cut it this year. I hope Mr. Brunell stays healthy…..HAHAHAHAHA…..that new stadium will look nice and be a great place for teams to come in and whoop up the Sancheezy’s Jets. Good luck fellas…you’re going to need it.

More predictions to come, stay tuned…

And No One Told Me About This Why?!?!?

Posted in Sports with tags , , on March 20, 2010 by sportsguru09

Let’s just say that this may be the greatest thing ever. Enjoy it gentlemen……and some of you women out there, can’t forget you…

NCAA Tournament Round 1 Reactions

Posted in Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2010 by sportsguru09

Wow, what a first round…one of the best in recent memory. I can officially say that my 2010 NCAA Tournament bracket is officially crushed. I have 0% chance of winning any kind of tournament pick’em challenge and will be succumbed to another victory by my wife in our head-to-head pick’em bracket. Oh well, same story, different year. But hey, the Dukies won right? All is well and they will hopefully continue their hot shooting Sunday night (5:30 PM) against Cal.

Here are a few thoughts and reactions from Round 1:

1. Really Georgetown? A double-digit loss to Ohio University? Come on, how inconsistent can you be. With Chris Wright and Eugene Monroe, you were viewed as a guaranteed first-round winner and a common Elite 8 or Final Four pick among the nation. Instead, you laid the biggest egg of the tournament so far. Ohio bruised you up and down the court, running circles around your big men and beating Wright and Freeman to the basket every single possession. With so much promise, JTIII’s Hoyas did so little. Another year, another underachieving tournament performance. Forget picking you next year, you ruined my 2010 bracket. Thanks a lot.

2. Ah, the local boys. Old Dominion beating a much better Notre Dame was a COMPLETE shocker. Now listen, I know I live in the Hampton Roads area and should be rooting for them, but did anyone honestly look at both teams and view ODU as the better team? And of course, just like G’Town, I picked Notre Dame to make a decent run and bow down to Duke in the South regional Elite 8 matchup next week. I guess I learned my lesson once again to always root for the home team, whether you like them or not. Now, the Monarchs match up against an up and running Baylor team in the bottom half of the Southern Region Saturday evening. For Duke’s sake, I’ll be the biggest ODU fan on the planet today, whether anyone else likes it or not. Who knows? Could ODU run the table? Could they be the next George Mason? Well, why not?

3. Buzzer beaters, the best thing in sports. Congrats to Murray State beating an overrated Vanderbilt with a game-winning thriller to walk into Round 2. Listen, we all look forward to the tournament every year. But honestly, it’s mostly for the close games and hopefully an array of buzzer beaters and game winning shots. Even when our own teams play, we secretly root for a game winning shot, though on the outside and for our nerves’ sake, we hope for an early half blowout. Murray State was our first Cinderella bracket buster so lots of props for them. Watch out for them to oust Butler in Round 2…let the Madness continue.

4. The ACC vs. the Big East. And who thought the Big East was overrated? I DID. They have finally been exposed for the frauds that they are. Yes, they beat up on each other in their own conference, but out of conference, the Big East took losses from teams like William and Mary, South Florida, and Loyola Marymount. I agree that the Big East is deep, but that doesn’t mean that they are good. To be honest, Villanova deserved to lose but got an early Christmas present from some of the worst referees I have ever seen. Was the game fixed? Maybe so….don’t be surprised if we find that out in a year or two once someone comes clean. But anyways, how about the ACC, huh? Wake Forest took care of Texas, Duke and Maryland dominated, and Georgia Tech took care of business.. Can’t wait to see what happens when they match up with fraudulent members of the big East. Expect Syracuse and Villanova to struggle in Round 2. Don’t be surprised if Al-Farouq Aminu leads the Demon Deacons past the Wildcats and ousts the first #1 seed of the tournament. Simply, the ACC is finally proving that IT IS the BEST conference in College Basketball, hands down.

5. One word: UPSETS.

6. The worst refereeing anyone has ever seen?

7. Year of the Mid-Major.

8. Congrats NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, well done. Much improved from last year.

9. DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA

10. Coach K, most NCAA Tourney wins ever.

Stay tuned for Round 2 reactions….GO BLUE DEVILS!