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Archive for August 2007

KJ’s Fantasy QB Curse

August 21, 2007

Much is made about the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, the Campbell’s Chunky soup coincidence, and most often the Madden Curse. It is true that every year since EA Sports has produced their game with an NFL player on the cover (Prior to that, they always put Hall of Fame Coach and NFL commentator John Madden […]

Real Men of Genius: David Wells

August 17, 2007

There comes a point in the lives of most men when they realize they are not going to play professional ball. After reaching this milestone, usually these guys pick up their softball gloves, put on their favorite teams hat and go play in their local beer league. Others may try the world of virtual reality, […]

Staal Family: The Next Sutters

August 16, 2007

Jordan Staal, the 18 year old Center for the Pittsburgh Penguins, is my favorite Pens player, other than “God on Ice” Crosby and Mario Lemieux. Jordan was drafted second overall in the 2006 Entry Draft. The Staal family is the new Sutters of the NHL. The oldest, Eric plays for the Carolina Hurricanes and is […]

Al’s College Football Predictions

August 15, 2007

You can’t post college football predictions without having opposing viewpoints, so here goes. Big East Champion- West Virginia They get the edge over Louisville based on the fact that Louisville will play in West Virginia this year and that Louisville has to travel to NC State and also has to face Andre Woodson and a […]

That Time of the Year

August 14, 2007

It’s finally College Football time! Everyone has been talking about how the SEC is the shit. Well, if you are sick of hearing Lee Corso and Terry Bowden talk about the SEC, like me, read this post. My Preseason Top Five: 1. University of Southern California: Although I hate the University of Spoiled Children, Pete […]

NFL All Embarassment Team

August 14, 2007

This is dedicated to new commisioner Roger Goddell and his new policy of player conduct. So here is the team of the best NFL players who have been or are in trouble with the law or the League. Offense QB: Michael Vick (Dog Fight Kingpin): Vick’s ability to play quarterback not in question, most assuredly […]

Rick Ankiel is Roy Hobbs

August 13, 2007

Now compare that to Roy Hobbs… This is an caveat on Al’s post about Rick Ankiel saving this summer in sports. Also, this serves as a way for me to plug one of my favorite movies. If Bernard Malamoud were to write The Natural today, it might very well be about Ankiel. Ankiel along with […]

Atlantic Division: Survival of the Fittest

August 12, 2007

As I mentioned in my previous post, the Atlantic Division will be the toughest division in all of the NHL this season. The New Jersey Devils won the division last year with 107 Points. The Penguins came in second with 105, the New York Rangers third with 94, and the New York Islanders finished fourth […]

Boston: City of Champions

August 12, 2007

Yes, this is extremely premature. In fact, it’s the Boston sports fans who are most aware of this fact. However, when your town is home to David Ortiz, Tom Brady, Kevin Garnett, Manny Ramirez, Paul Pierce, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Randy Moss, Ray Allen, Adalius Thomas, Curt Schilling, Bill Belichick, Josh Beckett, Asante Samuel, Jonathan Papelbon, Eric […]

Rick Ankiel Saves the Summer

August 11, 2007

It’s been a Bananarama-esque cruel summer. There’s the horrible Vick dogfighting scandal. (this was actually only “bitter sweet” for me. Granted I love dogs, but any headline that includes the words “Michael Vick” and “Federal Indictment” seems like good clean fun to me.) There was the disturbing Donaghy scandal, which destroyed the semblance of respect […]