Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oklahoma State- #3 in K-Line Top Twenty Five

aka Boone Pickens State is undefeated. So, let's give them some love before they fall in the rankings.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

College Football Top 25

1. LSU

3. Oklahoma State
4. Stanford
5. Clemson
6. Boise State
7. Oregon
8. Kansas State
9. Oklahoma
10. Michigan State
11. Wisconsin
12. Arkansas
13. Nebraska
14. Virginia Tech
15. Houston
16. South Carolina
17. Michigan
18. Texas A & M
19. Arizona State
20. USC
21. Penn State
22. Georgia
23. Texas Tech
24. Cincinnati
25. Southern Mississippi

I'm Gonna Celebrate Today

Maybe not with champagne, but if Cubs fans can go absolutely bat-crazy yesterday over Theo Day then I sure as hell can be celebrate. I may go off my diet today and have cake- but that will be birthday cake for the world's greatest nephew's birthday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Today's Birthday Girl- Katy Perry!!

Haven't done this for awhile, but Katy deserve some exposure.

Cubbies Celebrate Theo Day!!!!

I will do my best to make this a Theo-free zone for the rest of the day.

Hey Tony, Ozzie Made Sure He Had the Right Reliever Coming Out of the Bullpen

Not a great game for the "great" manager Tony LaRussa. Problems with the bullpen plus bad run management (you need 2 runs in the 9th to tie, so you hit and run?).
I guess Tony's micro-management got the Cards to the World Series, so you can't change now. Win or lose.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday Morning Thoughts

1. Palmer to the Bengals for a first next year and a conditional first the following year!!That's a ton to give up (comparable to what the Bears gave up for Cutler) for someone who hasn't played this season. Will he be ready to play after the bye-week. He better be. I would like nothing more than to have this work for the Raiders and the Bengals get the worst picks possible.

2. Theo - Cubs deal not done. God forbid the Cubs give up Matt Garza! Really!?! I understand the rationale that why give the Red Sox anything valuable- the Red Sox will give in eventually because the Red Sox will not pay Theo this season just to hang around. But, to state there is no way you give up Matt Garza!? Did Matt Garza have a Cy Young season and I missed it? Garza is more valuable to the Red Sox than the Cubs (familiar with the AL Ease), but really stop making Matt Garza out to be Verlander!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cards- Rangers World Series

So far, I've picked each post-season series correctly (Granted I picked the Rangers and the Cards because I was sick of the Wisconsin/Milwaukee and Detroit "ruling the sports world" talk!).
First, some huge credit of Tony LaRussa, whom I have often called overrated. Well this year he deserves all the credit he gets.
Gotta think that this the Rangers should be a prohibitive favor. But the Cards have home-field advantage and a rested Chris Carpenter in game 1. I will wait till I see the projected pitching match-ups for my official pick, but right now I am going with the Rangers in 6.

Devin Hester Adds to Hall of Fame Resume

Apparently the Vikings coaching staff shares the same belief as HM and some other Minnesota readers that Devin Hester is not a Hall of Famer, so what the heck-just kick to him. With the new kick-off rules, just about any NFL kicker should kick into the endzone everytime. Watching the game, as soon as I saw Devin having to come out of the endzone to catch the ball, I screamed "Are you freakin' kidding me?" Once Devin caught the ball, I knew that there was about an 80% chance that he was another TD and at worst a decent return of about 30-40 yards. Sure enough, history was made (With each TD, Devin just adds to his record of kick returns for TDs.) But if not bad enough for the Vikes, on their next punt, what does Kluwe do? Apparently not happy with the boos he heard previously, kicks it directly to Devin, which he almost broke free for another TD.
To top it off, Devin may have had his best game as a receiver. Maybe the Bears can play him occasionally at DB (something he did at the University of Miami), he can add an interception return for TD to his resume.
Victory Monday is always enjoyable, even over a bad team. A bad team that I will be rootign for next week. "Go Vikes, Play your game! Beat the Packers." (One can dream, right?)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Couch Potato Saturday

I will probably actually leave the couch today:

11:00 Michigan v. Michigan State plus some Baylor @ Texas Tech and Gamecocks @ Mississippi State.

2:30 Oklahoma State @ Texas plus some Buckeyes @ Illinois.

5:00 Bama @ Mississippi

6:00 Clemson @ Maryland plus Florida @ Auburn.

7:00 ALCS Game 6 (Go Rangers!)

7:30 Bruins @ Blackhawks- last two Stanley Cup Champs!

9:15 Sun Devils @ Oregon Ducks

Friday, October 14, 2011

College Football Top Twenty-Five

Better late than never!

1. LSU
3. Oklahoma
4. Wisconsin
5. Clemson
6. Oklahoma State
7. Stanford
8. Boise State
9. Oregon
10. Michigan
11. Georgia Tech
12. Arkansas
13. South Carolina
14. Nebraska
15. Illinois
16. West Virginia
17. Virginia Tech
18. Kansas State
19. Baylor
20. Arizona State
21. Houston
22. Michigan State
23. Texas (just hanging on. Another loss like the OU one and they gone)
24. Notre Dame
25. DUKE (Not really, but its my blog!)

Monday, October 10, 2011

This Will Not Please Red Sox Fans!


Suck it, Philly!!

1. Phillies- Third (could be second?) highest payroll in baseball. Over 100 regular season wins. Prohibitive favorite to at least make the World Series. Kicked out of the playoffs by the Wild Card Cards!
2. Eagles- Anointed the "Dream Team" in the off-season. Now sitting with a 1-4 record.
3. The Philly Cheese steak Sandwich is, based on the above, very concerned that it too may be overrated!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Surprise-Surprise Robin Ventura New White Sox Manager!

Does that mean Frank Thomas as hitting coach-"Batman & Robin" back together!?

MLB Playoffs Making Me a Couch Potato

Alright I was a couch potato long before the playoffs- but I think the playoffs have been great so far. No first-round sweeps, and three of the four series are going to the limit- five games.

Yankees- Detroit tonight. Hard to root for the Tigers, but are you going to root for the Yankees? The use of pitchers for both teams should be interesting. So there is really NO way that Leyland uses Verlander tonight?

And credit to Tony LaRussa- great managing this season and this series!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Texas Rangers Advance!

K's Prediction: Rangers in 5

Reality: Rangers in 4

So far, not too bad (although I hope that my Phillies prediction turns out to be wrong.)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

If You Still Don't Think Devin Hester is a Hall of Famer, then Just Stop Watching Football

In Baseball, there is a statistic called WAR- Wins Above Replacement. You can't really interpose such a stat to the NFL- 16 games compared to 162 games- but in any case I think Devin Hester would have at least a WAR of 2. Every season Hester has been with the Bears he is worth at least 2 wins a season. This past Sunday, I saw Devin Hester set another NFL record with his punt return for a TD. But, that's only part of the story. His kick-off return set up another Bears' TD. When he is on the field on special teams, the opposing team has to consider him. If not, he will lose the game, plain and simple!

Devin Hester- NFL Hall of Famer.

Dream Team, My Ass!!!

Philly Eagles now 1-3!

Can we stop calling ANY team a "Dream Team" before they have played a game?!

Michael Vick, what are you going to complain about now?!

Andy Reid- you are NOT a good coach (actually I have no idea what Andy Reid is good at, except eating!!).