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Do They Know Something We Don’t Know?

Posted in Sports with tags , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2009 by sportsguru09

From the Green Bay Press-Gazette: If Brett Favre signs to play quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in the next week or two, his family and friends will be ready for his one game back in Green Bay.brett-favre-jersey-1 About two months ago, a member of Favre’s inner circle blocked off 25 to 30 rooms at the Midway Motor Lodge near Lambeau Field for the weekend of the Vikings game against the Packers on Nov. 1.

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Favre Finds Trainer, Childress Open To Favre Comeback…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by sportsguru09

“Favre to Harvin for a 75-yard TD Pass!”….”Favre hands it off to Peterson for a huge gain”….”Favre wins the NFC North in ’09 with Minnesota?!?!?”…Folks, don’t be surprised if you hear this during the 2009 NFL season. As much as he vows that there’s nothing that could entice him, Brett Favre has hired a personal trainer and has sparked the interest of yes, that’s right, the Minnesota Vikings. brettfavreBetter yet, Brad Childress, Minnesota’s coach who knows that they have no talent behind center to protect A-Pete, said over the weekend that the prospect of Favre quarterbacking the ‘Vikes next year will certainly be discussed in detail among his organization and coaching staff. Yikes, could you imagine yet another comeback? Even Favre fans would be sick and tired of Brett coming back just to get cold-clocked by the defenses in the NFC for another year, jeopardizing his health and maybe his life in the long term (he is like 55 now right?!?). The sad thing is that the sports world wouldn’t be surprised if Favre did un-retire, and this time, if it were to Minnesota, no one would really care (outside of the NFC North of course).

For Favre, the only way this could go well would be if he actually did come back and actually win a Super Bowl. Otherwise, it would all be for not and he would simply just make a fool of himself. At this point, no one would believe too much of what he says, or at least I wouldn’t. vikings_-_super_novaWhen he actually does retire after this alleged comeback, it’ll probably go unrecognized as nobody will think it’ll be for real or for good. The more Favre contemplates returning to the game, the more he loses his fan-base and the more annoyed NFL fans and the rest of the sports world get. Now, I know that many people hire personal trainers to help them get fit or lose weight, but Favre has been playing football over the last two decades so he can’t be too out of shape right? This further makes me believe that he wants to stay in “Game-Shape” just in case he gets that phone call from Minnesota. God help the Favre family and the media criticism that will flood their lives for the next year if Brett plays in the NFL once again. Haven’t they been through enough Brett?

On a side note, I got the ‘Vikes winning the NFC North if Favre does come back…

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SportsGuru’s 2009 Mock Draft Part I…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2009 by sportsguru09

With the 2009 NFL Draft looming, I figured I’d hop on the bandwagon and do my own mock draft…take a look below… Part I includes picks 1 through 10…nfl-draft

#1 Pick – Detroit Lions

And with the #1 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions choose……Matthew Stafford out of the University of Georgia. Stafford is a QB with tremendous arm strength and football saavy. He and Calvin Johnson, Megatron, should get along just fine. With some quick development, Stafford can make a Matt Ryan-esque impact in Detroit in the next two years. As long as Detroit focuses on the defensive end of the ball, the Lions should see quick improvement. They may not win 6 or 8 games, but anything’s better than 0-16 right?!? A deal should be in place for Stafford by Saturday’s draft starting time…

#2 Pick – St. Louis Rams

And with the #2 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams choose……Jason Smith out of Baylor University. Smith is a stud Left Tackle that fits perfectly into St. Louis’ current void (it is enormous) on the left side of their offensive line with the recent absence of Orlando Pace. This pick makes perfect sense. The Rams should do anything to help out Steven Jackson who has taken a beating over the past few years with no run blocking in the trenches. Save the man some body parts St. Louis…

#3 Pick – Kansas City Chiefs

And with the #3 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs choose……Aaron Curry out of Wake Forest University. Curry is a highly touted Outside Linebacker out of a much improved 2008 ACC. Dominant in the middle of the field, Curry will help bolster the lack of defensive skill that K.C. currently has. That way, the Chiefs can keep Matt Cassel on the field…curry

#4 Pick – Seattle Seahawks

And with the #4 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks choose……Mark Sanchez, Quarterback, out of USC. There is tons of speculation as to what Seattle will do with this pick, but there shouldn’t be. Though they have some holes on the defensive end, Seattle needs somehow who can stay healthy and provide a future for Bobby Ingram, TJ Whosyourmomma and company. Yes, Hassleback has some left in him, but he’s getting older and has been recently injury prone. Having Seneca Wallace as your backup isn’t the brightest spot a team could have. Take a shot on Sanchez and let him at least learn for a year or two before taking the reigns from Hassleback. No reason not to here…

#5 Pick – Cleveland Browns

And with the #5 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns choose……Michael Crabtree out of Texas Tech University. The highest praised WR in the ’09 draft, Crabtree can fill Donte Stallworth’s role in the receiving core alongside Braylon Edwards and hopefully a Brady Quinn-led offense this year. If the Browns are smart, they can take some pressure off of Joshua Cribbs to be a go-to-all-the-time offensive weapon. Worst case scenario, if the Browns pull the trigger and actually get the guts to trade Edwards, Crabtree can quickly step into the #1 role and make an immediate impact. DeShean Jackson prototype anyone?!?…

#6 Pick – Cincinnati Bengals

And with the #6 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals choose……Andre Smith out of the University of Alabama. This Offensive Tackle is one of the missing links in protecting Carson Palmer’s life in Cincy. With so much talent, Palmer’s ability gets erased having only a second or two every down to get rid of the ball, let alone accurately and effectively down the field to Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson. It’s about time Cincy decided to help out the Palmer-Johnson connection. This addition has been a long time coming and has lots of upside…

#7 Pick – Oakland Raiders

And with the #7 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders choose……Eugune Monroe out of the Grape, the University of Virginia. Monroe is an excellent OT with great footwork and suprising speed off the line. With DMac, Darren McFadden, in the backfield, anything to open up holes in the running lanes is a plus for ‘Da Raidazzzzzz…..

#8 Pick – Jacksonville Jaguars

And with the #8 and most intriguing pick in the First Round of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars choose……Jeremy Maclin out of Missouri. This Tiger set all kinds of Conference Records as only a freshman and provides an addition to a much needed hole alongside newly-acquired Torry Holt at the WR position. Many say that the Jags will take Sanchez, if he were still here, but that makes no sense. If they were smart, the Jags would fit in Maclin here and then draft Sam Bradford next year in the 2010 draft. They have too much invested in David Garrard already. WR works here…jeremy20maclin

#9 Pick – Green Bay Packers

And with the #9 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers choose……Brian Orakpo, a monster out of the Hook’em Horns University of Texas. Orakpo is an explosive pass rusher that will tag team with Aaron Kampman in Lambeau for a dangerous sack combination. Orakpo has lots of upside and scouts absolutely love his footwork, strength, and ball hawking ability. He’s addicted to the gym and seemingly gets bigger by the day. All this is great news for an ineffective Packer defense…

#10 Pick – San Francisco 49ers

And with the #10 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers choose……Clay Matthews out of USC. Matthews would be a surprise to go this early but like many other teams, the 49ers need a better pass rush. Who better here than Matthews who can also cover ground against the passing game? Considered gritty and field-smart, Matthews will get playing time right away and could also fill in at the Defensive End position if necessary…

Could Paulus Possibly Be A Michigan Wolverine?

Posted in College Football, NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by sportsguru09

First the Packers, now the Michigan Wolverines?!? Yep, Greg Paulus is officially on Rich Rodriguez’s list of potential starting QBs for the 2009 NCAA Football season. How can this be? Well, Paulus still has one year of athletic eligibility left and technically could transfer to Wolverine country and play QB for them next year in order to sharpen his skills for a potential run at the NFL. Who ever saw these two options coming for Mr. Paulus? I sure didn’t.
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According to reports, Rodriguez said that Paulus would be a great fit for his new Spread offense. And for all of you football fans out there, we all know that Michigan needs a “legitimate” QB. What better way for Paulus and the Wolverines to get what they want? At this point for the Wolverine football program, why not? You need to get back on the college football map and be competitive in your conference again. Everyone’s tired of Ohio State winning the conference with an absolutely cake schedule. Why not get some free publicity from stealing a Dukee basketballer and throwing him into your football spread and put him behind center. The college football world would be entertained, that’s for sure…myself included. And for Paulus, this can’t hurt. You haven’t played in a game since senior year of high school as a highly praised recruit to Notre Dame and The University of Miami (“U”). This is a great way to hone back in on your football talent and show the professional football world and scouts together what you can do on the gridiron. No time like the present Greg…

Green Bay Packers And…Greg Paulus?!?!?…

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2009 by sportsguru09

I never ever thought I’d say this, but good luck Greg Paulus on your….NFL Career?!? Yep, that’s right Packer fans. Greg Paulus, an ex-Duke Blue Devil point guard and ex-high school football phenom, officially tried out and worked out for the Green Bay Packers this past week. At what position? Well, to most people’s surprise, it was for Quarterback. Paulus, against what you would think by looking at him, was actually an amazing and highly praised high school quarterback. Before committing to Duke University to play college basketball, Paulus was recruited by Notre Dame and The U (Miami) on full scholarship as well as being named Gatorade High School Football Player of the Year in the United States his senior year.

Courtesy of nogutsglory.blogspot.com

Courtesy of nogutsglory.blogspot.com

Though Paulus is 6-foot-1 and a whopping 180 pounds, he was a four-time all-state football player in high school, a starter in the U.S. Army All-American game, and set six state passing records during his tenure behind center. So, apparently he is legit, just tiny. To also note, his brother Mike is currently one of the Quarterbacks at the University of North Carolina. For the family’s sake, good thing Mike doesn’t ball it up, otherwise the Tar Heel-Blue Devil rivalry would probably rip that family apart.

Is Aaron Rodgers being threatened for the top spot at Lambeau? I don’t think so but wouldn’t that be absolutely hilarious?!? Everyone, even Duke fans, hate Greg Paulus. Could you imagine that backlash if he took the highly praised Rodgers’ spot during training camp? Wow, just thinking about it makes me crack up…let’s hope it happens…unless you’re a Packer fan.