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Posted on: January 31, 2010 12:27 am

While matriculating down the field...

Which QB will be drafted first, LeFevour or Tebow? Let's see, 50 yds passing, a fumble, I'd say Te-boob is as good as undrafted after today's "Senior" moment in Mobile. See you on Sunday, Danny.
RIP, Brookie: Tom Brookshier produced moments of irreverence to go with his color commentary on CBS NFL telecasts on Sunday, clashing with the bare minimum of words spoken by Pat Summerall. Brookie also excelled on the playing field as a soaring "Eagle," but it is his "color"ful color commentary that'll be remembered best of all by this long-time NFL watcher. 1931-2010.
Kurt Warner: The true NFL rags-to-riches story, from arena football to grocery checkout to improbable NFL immortality, his retirement all but ensures a HOF entry. His rocket arm was one thing, but his character and Christian faith is the perfect definition of leadership at it's absolute best.
Is the Pistons season over yet?

Posted on: January 12, 2010 11:44 pm

Catching up on...

Detroit Pistons: 13-game losing streak snapped, but still a hobbled team.
Mark McGwire: He fessed up, now it's time for Barry, Sammy and the Rocket to do the same.
Lane Kiffin: They're not singing "Rocky Top" in Knoxville tonight, they're singing "Your Cheatin' Heart."
Pete Carroll: He's already on NFL Nework's "Top 10 Coaches Who Belonged in College:" Don't be surprised if he actually moves up a notch or two.
Jimmy Howard: Aside from tonight's stinker effort on Long Island, he is THE Red Wings netminder.
NFL Playoffs: Opening weekend not bad, this coming weekend should be quite a dandy.
Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien: I don't care who moves where, just put on some Johnny Carson reruns.
Posted on: January 3, 2010 12:46 am

A few things I've learned this bowl season...

That Mike Leach needs to be locked up in an electrical closet.
That Robb Akey is quite a gambler.
That Pat Summerall should stay retired.
That kickers can miss very badly in cold weather.
That Tim Tebow should have a fine career in the CFL.
That Matt Millen isn't half bad as a college football commentator.
That Matt Millen should not use "Bill Ford" in his commentary.
That Bobby Bowden will be dearly missed.
That Texas will defeat 'Bama 28-24.
That there are still too many bowls.
Posted on: December 25, 2009 12:08 am

Christmas scribblings...

Twas' the night before Christmas, and I have a few things to say about...
Matthew Stafford: Now that his season's over, not a bad learning experience, he just needs a decent O-line and a strong supporting cast to work with for next season and beyond.
MSU Football: Let's hope all those suspensions do not add up to a bowl disaster in San Antone on the 2nd.
Brett Favre: You know he wouldn't have all this trouble with audibles if he stayed retired.
Fernando Rodney: The Rally Monkey better stock up on plenty of Zantac.
Detroit Pistons: No Rip, no Tay, no Little Ben, maybe no postseason.
Detroit Red Wings: Since when did the Joe become a M*A*S*H unit?
Grand Valley St. Football: The premier football program in the state is no longer in Ann Arbor, folks.
Tiger Woods: When can we expect that Oprah interview?
To everyone: Merry Christmas!Smile

Posted on: December 13, 2009 12:05 am

Oh, great, a blog about Tiger Woods...

Fooled you, didn't I? Actually, I have other things on my mind besides the biggest fall from grace since, well, since they started keeping track of falls from grace:
1. Some have railed against him before he was hired and since he was hired on Thursday, so let me say this about the new head coach of Notre Dame's tarnished football program: Brian Kelly will do just fine, thank you very much. I've witnessed his turnarounds at Grand Valley, CMU and Cincy, thus he should do fine rebuilding the once-mighty Irish. There is the issue of leaving Cincinnati as a total heel, but with all that tradition calling and his track record in rehabbing football programs, Kelly will be the antidote to the decade of Davie, Willingham and Weis, one where the "Fighting" went out of the Irish, relegating it to the middle of the road of the FBS. A couple of strong seasons, and Kelly could drive the Irish back into "Shake down the thunder from the sky" mode. At ND, they could certainly use a lot more of that storied "thunder."
2. "It's the economy, stupid:" How many times have you heard that in the last few years? You might have heard it on Tuesday, along with the headline "Curtis Granderson traded to Yankees." Yup, Detroit's economy has taken an historic beating, and Tuesday's megatrade was more about rebuilding than the loss of arguably the most popular  Tiger of recent years not named Ernie Harwell. The Tigers lose a power threat, a triple machine, and a bonafide game-changer in CF, while the Yankees get all of that plus a few extra HR's at a stadium which produced them at a ridiculous, world championship pace this past season. The Tigers get pitching prospects and a future Granderson-to-be in Austin Thomas, but the trade is really an indictment of a once-proud city going through unprecedented changes in it's number one industry, and a state in a record-high spiral of unemployment. While Granderson(and Polanco) will be missed, and the new men will certainly fill some holes, just remember when you watch the Tigers next season and see those empty seats at Comerica, the reason for the empty seats will certainly be reflected in those Yankee box scores and the most important box score of all:
Those economic numbers, stupid.
Not bad for a blog about Tiger Woods, eh? 
Posted on: December 6, 2009 3:25 pm

Dennis Dodd has Iowa as an at-large...

And so do I: 1. Alabama 2. Texas 3. TCU 4. Cincy 5. Florida 6. Boise St 7. Oregon 8. Ohio St 9. Ga. Tech 10. Iowa
Like Dodd, I also wouldn't be surprised if TCU and Boise hook up in the Fiesta, so it certainly looks like the BCS folks have it right for a change.
This year, anyway.
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Alabama, TCU, Texas
Posted on: December 5, 2009 9:46 pm

If Nebraska beats Texas...

Your BCS title game could be Alabama-Cincinnati. Exactly as they drew it up back in August, folks. Stay tuned for the 2nd half.
Category: NCAAF
Posted on: December 5, 2009 8:21 pm

Finally, some sense in the college football world

Alabama defeated Florida, Tim Tebow is finally human, Nick Saban is a genius, and Urban Meyer should be very happy in South Bend. Aside from the final statement, there is finally some sense in the college football world, and it'll take a Texas win over Nebraska to vailidate what I've been saying all along, the best two teams in college football are Alabama and Texas, and they'll prove it Jan. 7 in Pasadena, just a few days after Tebow closes his college football career at the Sugar Bowl and gets ready for what should be a long and successful run in the CFL(last I checked, Tebow and "first-round draft pick" weren't even in the same sentence).
This day has also seen Cincy and Boise St. finish unbeaten, USC go from the Holiday to the Pointsettia Bowl in a half-empty LA Coliseum and Fresno St win a game on a 2-pt try by a 350-pound lineman. And the main headline as Texas and Nebraska take the field is that some sense is finally being made as we wrap up this extraordianary season, all because Bama chomped on some raw, gamy Gator meat.
And Tebow should be good for about 5 Grey Cups, tops.

Category: NCAAF
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