Friday, December 31, 2010
Could his Pitt head coaching career be over before it started?
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Two more teams that are at best -average- but, they get to go to a bowl game. Yawn!
Not a big fan of Big Ten football and all week I thought I would be picking Baylor in this game. But after last night's Iowa victory over Missouri, not impressed with the Big 12 either. I will probably regret this pick, but at least it will make TPO happy.
Illinois 24 Baylor 21
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Did he confuse it with "contraception?" "Condiment?" "Condominium?"
She doesn't look that bad- a little rough. She looks perfect for a role on "Sons of Anarchy"!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Las Vegas Bowl: Utah v. Boise State.
Utah is very good in bowl games (winning 9 straight); but has played poorly at the end of this season.
Boise is much better. The only thing that should prevent Boise for an easy victory is the letdown of going from a BCS bowl to a pre- Christmas bowl!
Still I think it's Boise!
Boise 42 Utah 27
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
DEVIN HESTER made history yesterday (unlike those who claim history will be made today when UConn women's team plays- don't get me started on that bunch of bull!). Hester's Return record does not include his return of a missed field goal. It also does not include his kickoff return for a touchdown in the Super Bowl! Despite that, it took Hester 74 games to break Stump Mitchell's record. It took Mitchell 233 games to set the old record!
Call him a specialist (that's like saying closers don't belong in baseball HOF) and I respond that he has a bigger influence on the game than most other "full-time" players. So if your a punter, you have to kick out of bounds (like Kluwe tried to constant boos of the crowd) usually resulting in decent field position for the Bears. How is that not influencing the game.
The same idiots who keep Ray Guy out of the Hall of Fame because all he did was punt, may try to keep him out of the Hall of Fame. But they may not be able to if he continues at this pace for the next few years. Plus his TDs as a receiver can't hurt (kinda like those voters who rationalize voting Dennis Eckersley in because he won a bunch of games a starter).
I think he belongs in the HOF right now. But, in any case, Devin Hester- "You are Ridiculous!"
DA BEARS- 2010 NFC North Champions!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Vikings' Kluwe: TCF Stadium field 'unplayable'
December 19, 2010 1:18 PM
The Minnesota Vikings got the first look at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday when they held a walk-through at the stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who was critical of the decision to play there during the week, called the field "unplayable" on his personal Twitter account. At this point, however, it's unknown what, if anything can be done about the situation. Kluwe added that he has been muzzled, asked not to talk about the field on his Twitter account that has the handle chriswarcraft.
"Serious time -- All respect to the people that cleared the field and got it ready, you did an amazing job. That being said, it's unplayable," Kluwe wrote on his Twitter account.
"The field is as hard as concrete an hour and a half after they took the tarp off, and anyone that hits their head is getting a concussion," he continued. "I find it interesting that the NFL can claim an emphasis on player safety, and then tell us the field is fine. It's beyond hypocritical.
"I can only hope, however unlikely, that no one gets catastrophically injured at the trainwreck that's about to take place tomorrow night.
"To everyone -- that was a totally serious post on the field conditions. It is like walking on concrete. They took the tarp off at the same time they'll take it off before the game. The problem isn't heating it, it's retaining that heat.
"Like a lot of you are saying, hopefully the snow will at least provide a cushion tomorrow night :)
"The difference between TCF and fields you mentioned is they were built for cold weather. They have heating coils so no freezing.
"I've been asked not to tweet anymore about the field so as not to distract teammates (who were there) and I will honor that."
Snow is in the forecast for Monday. The field has been tarped and is being heated while covered, but as Kluwe noted there are not heating coils underneath the field and he believes the surface will become too hard during the game. It's not going to be as cold Monday as had originally been forecasted.
The NFL has committed to playing the game there. Barring something unforeseen, the Bears will depart for Minneapolis soon.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Woke up this morning and "All About Steve" was just starting on HBO. Well, congrats to all involved for providing me with easily the worst movie that I have seen this year and possibly the worst film that I have seen in several years. I will try to remember Sandra Bullock from much better times in "The Blind Side."