Wednesday, October 22, 2008

OMG Bill Cosby has Dementia!

This was shown during last night's game between Ohio University and the Temple Owls. Wow, comedy legend ladies and gentlemen.


Yep the whole world will be watching this and by the "whole world" I mean Philadelphia and Tampa. Listen as a die hard baseball fan I love this series. The Rays have a great pitching staff and the Phillies have a lot of power in their line-up, also it'll be interesting to watch how much of an advantage each stadium will bring the home teams.

For the casual fan this is not the most sexy match up so I have come up with a sweet drinking game for those that don't seem too interested. Prepare yourselves your favorite shot and get ready to down one every time the following words are said: Eva, Catwalk, Cowbell, Tugg McGraw (double shot), Devil, and Flying Hawaiian. I guarantee you'll be hammered by the third inning.

Rays in 7.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Top 5 Fantasy Players Week 7

Lets move on to the receivers. Its been a crap shoot with the wide receivers this year. Lots of big time players are struggling and others are making names for themselves. Here are the ones that had the best week. Top 5 WR (Based on points)

5. Randy Moss - Last season Randy was the #1 receiver all year even on bad days this guy found himself in the endzone. This year has been a different story and until Matt Cassel figures it out, Randy is going to continue to be pedestrian. HOWEVA when Champ Bailey went down on Monday night Randy broke out with 2 TDs. More on Moss next week with my mid-season report.

4. Steve Smith - I was watching the Saints and Panthers this past week and when Steve Smith made that catch in the endzone between two Saint defenders I was convinced, that Smith is the greatest WR under 6' in NFL History. This guy is small but fast, strong, crafty, and tough as nails. If Steve Smith were 6'3" he would be the best EVER! I like the Panthers' chances if Smith continues to make plays like the one he made on Sunday.

3. Andre Johnson - This guy is just phenomenal! If Andre Johnson played in Dallas and not Houston Terrell Owens would be the #2 guy. Johnson just makes plays week in and week out and no one seems to notice because he's not a loudmouthed diva. Well I've noticed that he's just had 3 straight awesome games! After a little bit of a slow start Andre is back to being possibly the best receiver you've never heard of.

2. Antonio Bryant - He's got the size, speed, and skills to be a good receiver he proved it on Sunday night by having a great game he just lacks the consistency to do it all the time. Bryant sometimes is unstoppable and then other times he disappears. Lets hope that he's gained more confidence after John Gruden has said that he will remain the starter even when Joey Galloway returns from injury.

1. Calvin Johnson - If the Lions can ever figure things out and turn that franchise around, they have the next Jerry Rice. While watching Johnson just glide from endzone to endzone after that 96 yard TD pass from Dan Orlovsky its easy to see why the Lions traded Roy Williams to the Cowboys. Calvin Johnson is an elite talent and he is being wasted in Detriot.

Alright lets get to top 5 tight ends for week 7 (based on points)

5. Tony Gonzalez - I feel bad for this guy, quite possibly one of the best tight ends ever and the Chiefs have sucked for a while now. Would have been nice to see him in a Giants uniform. Expect more Tony in Week 8 because with LJ missing this game it will be up to him and Dwayne Bowe to carry the offense.

4. Dallas Clark - This guy is schizophrenic, one week he is posting decent numbers for fantasy owners, then the next he vanishes. I've never trusted Dallas Clark.

3. Visanthe Shiancoe - I'm not going to lie I don't know anything about this guy other than he plays for the Vikings. His fantasy numbers are nothing to get excited about and he's had some decent weeks. I think this week he benefitted from a wild affair in Chicago, dont expect too much from him the rest of the way.

2. Greg Olsen - 3 out of the last 4 weeks Olsen has put some decent numbers. The Bears dont throw to the tight end much but when they do Olsen has answered the call. I think Olsen can be a good tight end in the NFL eventually.

1. Owen Daniels - He's been a solid target for the Texans this year and he will continue to be one all season.

Alright those were your top 5 fantasy football performers for week #7 based on points. Check back later on this week for my fantasy starters of the week and predictions.

Top 5 Fantasy Performers of Week 7

Another NFL weekend has passed and now its time to answer the important questions...Will the 49ers be better off with Mike Singletary? Who cares? How will the Dallas Cowboys bounce back after an embarrassing loss? NO!!!! Who is the best team in the NFL? Hell no...the real question is...How did my fantasy team do? Well Skippy it ain't pretty...Next week I will give my mid-season review. This week here are your top 5 performers in Fantasy Football. (Based on points earned)

Top 5 Running Backs

5. Dominic Rhodes - This one is no surprise to me. With Joseph Addai and Mike Hart out with injuries Rhodes was my top RB this past week. He knows the offense and Peyton trusts him.

4. Adrian Peterson - No shocker here. "All Day" Peterson will make everyone's top 5 lists for the next 7-10 years. Plus he owns the Bears

3. Mewelde Moore - Mr. Moore made fantasy owners very happy this week with a nice performance. Two touchdowns and 120 rushing yards, granted it was against the Bengals so I won't expect Mewelde to do this every week but as long as Willie Parker remains hurt he is a nice fantasy option.

2. Lendale White - Fat boy is having a very nice season. He may not get the yards but he gets those TDs(three this past week). However Fat boy squashed the Chiefs with 149 yards on the ground included in there was an 80 yard run.

1. Steven Jackson - I think the firing of Scott Linehan will have the biggest impact on Jackson. Linehan likes to throw the ball and Jim Haslett likes to run it. So expect more games like these from Jackson. I think the Rams will be a better team in the second half of the season and Steven Jackson will be the reason why.

Top 5 Quarterbacks (Based on Points earned)

Its been a weird year for the QB and this week's top five should prove that.

5. Ben Roethlisberger - two TD passes and no INTs is a great game for Big Ben who does have the tendency to throw a pick every now and again. No big fantasy numbers this year but you'll get a nice game out of him more often then not.

4. Matt Cassel - You'd think if you had Randy Moss and Wes Welker to throw to you'd be the top QB in the league but that has proved difficult for Cassel this year. Monday night however he looked very impressive against a weak Denver defense and was able to throw 3 TDs. I think Cassel is going to continue to struggle especially when they take on tougher defenses. Denver is not a good team, despite what you see their offense doing.

3. Kyle Orton - Orton has steadily improved every week this year. It helps to have Matt Forte in the backfield but Kyle has led the Bears to some impressive wins this year and if the running game stays consistent Chicago can find themselves in the hunt later on this season.

2. Dan Orlovsky - The only reason this guy is on the list this week is because of a 96 yard touchdown he threw to Calvin Johnson. The Lions are an embarrassment this season and is my pick for worst team of 2008.

1. Jeff Garcia - Nice game for Jeff, he had a favorable match-up going up against the struggling Seahawks and he made some nice throwns to Antonio Bryant. The Bucs however dont have enough fire power to really scare anyone so I expect them to falter against teams that have better defenses. Sure the Bucs can beat most, if not all, of the lesser teams but they are by no means a good team. They are a nice team.

Those were your Top 5 running backs and quarterbacks for week #7.

Later on wide receivers and tight ends, and maybe some football talk (HEY!) PEAS!

Video of the Day

This video has been making the rounds all over the blog-o-verse and it is, HILARIOUS!!!

That is SEC official Wilbur Hackett Jr., a former linebacker for the University of Kentucky back in the late 60's, making the tackle on Gamecocks' QB Stephen Garcia. SEC officials have already commented on the play saying that "He [Hackett] was defending himself by raising his arms."

Yep whenever I wanna protect myself I like to give an unsuspecting bystander a forearm shiver. Got to get them before they get me, is what I always say. Looked like Ol'Hacky had a flashback and forgot he was the Ref.