Week 14 NFL Picks

As we come down the home stretch of the NFL season, there are a few teams that need to make a move, while others need to move out of the way.

Teams that need W’s this week

  • Kansas City- Yes, a win over Washington can go a long way.  Them having a banged up defense is no longer an excuse.  After three straight loses in a tough AFC, we will see how good KC really is.
  • Dallas- This game is set up to be be a “How ’bout them Cowboys” fail game.  They will be going against a Jay Cutlerless Bears team.
  • Carolina- Are they really a contender? There will be an opprotunity to pickup a W against a divisional tough rival.  To stay in the Wild Card race or take the division lead, a win must be put on the board.

Those pretenders that can stop pretending

  • New York Football Giants- If they want to make history, the time is now.  Take a dump or get off the toilet!
  • Detroit- The NFC North has been their’s to lose, and it appears that they are trying to do so.  Minnesota has wasted the great talent, Adrian Peterson, and Chicago and Green Bay are playing with 41st string QB’s.  If the want to go to the playoffs the time is now.
  • San Francisco-  After being blown out by Seattle in the first meeting San Fran is bound to make this a game.  If the 49ers want to have opposing teams playing at Candlestick Park in the playoffs, they need to win this huge game.

Week 14 Games

CIN over Ind

GB over Atl

NE over Cle

NYJ over Oak

PHI over Det

Pit over Mia

Buf over TB

KC over Was

BAL over Min

Den over Ten

ARI over Stl

SD over Nyg

Sea over SF

Car over NO

CHI over Dal

JAX 27 over Hou 20

(Home teams indicated by caps)

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Greatest Sports Movies Ever

If you ever have free time there are several sports movies that can entertain and motivate you at the same time.

Please view some of these titles.

  1. Jerry Maguire
  2. Hoosiers
  3. Caddyshack
  4. Space Jam
  5. The Blind Side
  6. Remember the Titians
  7. Big Green
  8. Eddie
  9. A League of Their Own
  10. White Men Can’t Jump
  11. Mighty Ducks series
  12. Major League
  13. Rudy
  14. Ali
  15. Radio
  16. The Longest Yard
  17. Miracle
  18. The Bad News Bears
  19. Coach Carter
  20. Rocky series

Are we missing a movie?  Comment and let us know!

NFL Midseason Award Ceremony

NFL shield
NFL shield

As we have reached the half- way point of the NFL season it is time to give out awards and announce the Power Rankings

MVP– Tom Brady

The Golden Boy has done the most with the talent, or lack thereof, around him thus far.

Most Improved Team- New Orleans Aints, I mean Saints

Okay, it is apparent that I hate this team more than the Tea Party hates poor people, but I must give this team their just do.  For people who do not think that coaching is important, Sean Payton and Rob Ryan have worked wonders for the Aints.

Coach of the Year– Andy Reid

The Chiefs have the best record, and no one expected the team to be this good.

Biggest Disappointment (Player)– Larry Fitzgerald

No, he has played great, but the Cardinals franchise has failed Larry.  He deserves to be apart of a better team.  Maybe a team that would appreciate his efforts on the gridiron.

Biggest Disappointment (Team)– Tampa Bay

The team spent a great deal of money for an 0-8 record.

Rookie of the Year– Geno Smith

The J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS are 5-4 and this team has risen.

Power Rankings

  1. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Denver Broncos
  3. Seattle Seahawks
  4. Indianapolis Colts
  5. New England Patriots
  6. Green Bay Packers
  7. San Francisco 49ers
  8. New Orleans Saints***
  9. Cincinnati Bengals
  10. Carolina Panthers
  11. Detroit Lions
  12. Chicago Bears
  13. Dallas Cowboys
  14. Philadelphia Eagles
  15. New York Jets
  16. San Diego Chargers
  17. Miami Dolphins
  18. Tennessee Titans
  19. Cleveland Browns
  20. Washington Redskins
  21. Arizona Cardinals
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. St. Louis Rams
  24. Buffalo Bills
  25. Pittsburgh Steelers
  26. Oakland Raiders
  27. New York Giants
  28. Atlanta Falcons
  29. Houston Texans
  30. Minnesota Vikings
  31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  32. Jacksonville Jaguars

***Personally, the worst team ever, but they are far from #1.

What is going on at Grambling?

Logo for the Tigers
Logo for the Tigers

Is Grambling State University turning into Tea Party and wanting to limit food stamps to the needy?

The football players of Grambling are standing up for what they believe in by not playing Saturday against Jackson State.  The team also did not want to play for the interim head coach and did not practice last week.  Jackson State also did not have a good Saturday.  It was their homecoming, so the university did lose a great deal of money.

The team is complaining about various issues like mildew on pads and in the facilities, purchasing Gatorade out of their own pockets, poor travel arrangements, and awful weight rooms.

This is a disgusting situation. Legends like Eddie Robinson and Doug Williams have coached at Grambling. Frank Lewis, Willie Brown, and Ronnie Coleman all played for the school.

The Tigers are due to take the field again next Saturday against Texas Southern University.  The theme is High School Day.

Homecoming is on November 2, so this situation needs to be handled immediately.

Mold growing
Mold growing
Busted Equipment
Busted Equipment
New flooring is needed
New flooring is needed
New ceiling tiles are also needed
New ceiling tiles are also needed
These belts look like Jesus wore them.
These belts look like Jesus wore them.
Mold and mildew on pads
Mold and mildew on pads

For more information…http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20131018/grambling-football/

To hear both sides of the issue…http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9853219&categoryid=2564308

You deserve a laugh

Yes, you had a long week and another is about to begin.  Below is a selection post game interviews designed to to make you laugh and enjoy life.

Jim Mora was the head coach of the struggling Indianapolis Colts when he gave this memorable press conference.

Allen Iverson said practice 24 time in this gem.  He was the best player in the NBA at that time and felt he did not have to attend, well practice.

Bennett Presser..I can not even explain.

Mike Gundy is a protector of his players, a father figure, and he’s a man.  Did I mention he is 40.

Hal Mcrae still does not want a reporter to ask any stupid questions.

Denny Green reflects on a game that his Arizona Cardinals should have beaten the then undefeated Chicago Bears.

Herm Edwards made a call on the field that could have won his New York J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets a game, but the plan backfired and led to my personal favorite quote of all-time.

Bobby Knoght is arguably the greatest NCAA college basketball coach of all-time, but this was possibly his biggest win.

Shaq is Shaq!

Tiger Who?

TIger Woods swinging his driver.
TIger Woods swinging his golf club.

The 2013 PGA Tour season concluded Sunday at East Lake Golf Course.  Henrik Stenson fired four rounds in the 60s en route to the victory.  With the win Stenson also won the $10 million Fed Ex Cup prize.  He had a great year, but the story is not about him.

This year, Eldrick ”Tiger” Woods won five big tournaments at courses that the previously played well at.  Woods always plays well at Torrey Pines, TPC Sawgrass, Firestone Country Club, TPC Blue Monster at Doral, and Bay Hill Club & Lodge.  Yes, the five wins are remarkable and they still may win him the 2013 Player of the Year Award.  Tiger Woods, however, has made it no secret that he only cares about major championships.  Since Tiger was a child he has always had a dream of surpassing Jack Nicklaus record of 18 majors.  With 14 majors it appears that Tiger may not catch Jack.

Why has Tiger not passed Jack?

Is it because of Tiger’s alleged cheating scandal?

NO! Tiger won tournaments prior to getting married, and he has won after the divorce, but he has still yet to win a major.    He has moved on to Lindsey Vonn.  Woods has appears to be happy with his relationship with Vonn.  He has been smiling.  Too much, well that’s a different story.

Is he to likable now?

Tiger used to be this intimidating figure that scared his opponents.  Those days are long gone.  Tiger now walks alongside his playing partners and have conversations.  Tiger is now a good friend of Rory McIlory, the future of the PGA Tour.  He never did this with Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, or even Sergio Garcia.  No one is afraid of him.

Did the talent surpass Tiger?

Maybe.  Yes, players are better.  However, no one can match Tiger.

So, what is the missing piece to the Woods puzzle?

The only thing that makes sense is Steve Williams, Tiger’s former caddie.   Steve Williams carried Tiger’s golf clubs from 1999- 2011.  In that span Tiger Woods won 14 major championships, which is more than anyone else in that span.

In 2011, Tiger and Steve decided to go there separate ways.  It may not be obvious, but Tiger is missing Stevie.  Williams kept Tiger focused.  He didn’t let Tiger self-destruct.  He was the only guy Tiger spoke to on the course.

TIger Woods major championship total according to tigerwoods.com.
TIger Woods major championship total according to tigerwoods.com.

Who is Tiger Woods?  That is a question that is being debated by every fan he has.  Is he this adulterer that won major after major.  He was hated by some, but loved by many because he won a lot.  Is Tiger this guy that wants to be liked on the course because his skill set is dwindling?  Is he a sex addict that is not being truthful to himself?  Maybe he needs “extra attention”.   If that is who he is would the real Tiger Woods please stand up.  If not, Eldrick Woods can go home.

All in the Family

All in the Family was a hit 1970's show.
All in the Family was a hit 1970’s show.

As we end a great sports weekend, our staff has noticed that the sports that were featured this weekend resemble the hit 1970’s show, All in the Family. WHAT! You are comparing a comedy to various sports. Yes, we are, just because it is necessary. It was a show that had complex roles and a lot of comedy. It is easy to laugh at these sports.

Archie Bunker was set in his ways. Archie made mistakes and never admitted them. College football is the exact same way. Should college football players be paid to play. Yes, they should at least get a percentage. If the school is selling a jersey that has a number of a famous football player then give the kid his/her money. The players sign an agreement that the NCAA can use a likeness of the player and another that said that a player couldn’t collect any money on their name. None of this make sense. If II can’t make a dollar off of my name, why can you?

The only reason Texas A&M is relevant is because of a certain player we promised to never mention. The same brat that has a big mouth and who will not be as good as he says he is. He did put Nicholls State University on the map this summer by having a huge meltdown. Anyways, it is understandable if Texas A&M pimps him, but when the NCAA sells the jersey #12, it is clear they are trying to make money.

The National Football League plays Edith Bunker. It may be more commonly known as the No Fun League. Edith was a person that was honest and she did her best to never make someone around her sad. However, Edith was not the brightest crayon in the box, nor did her elevator go to the top floor. This weekend the NFL has made a “dingbat” decision.

Teams will now be flagged if a player uses any type of obscenity. Are you kidding me? Football is a sport that is played by emotion and what group of words yields those emotions better than obscenities. Lamar Odom will have more hits than the NFL censor button.

Gloria Stivic was a young person who was charismatic and optimistic. Gloria reminds us of the Women’s National Basketball Association. The WNBA has great talent but it is overshadowed by all of the popular sports going on around it. The NBA is a great big brother to the women’s league, however fans do not come out to support the female talent. The league only has twelve teams, but they are not all in major markets. It does not help that the end of the WNBA season ends as the football season begins, and as baseball ends. Really, why would we look at a league that has no stars whenever we could be watching our fantasy football scores pour in. Brittany Greiner is a person with a lot of talent and she is the future of the league, but they are not taking advantage of it. Like Gloria, the WNBA is not the most popular, but with a little more personality it can become greater.

For the role of Mike Stivic we have a tie. Huh, someone has to win the role. It does not happen in all cases. Full House had two Michelle Tanner’s. If they can do it, we can too. Major League Baseball and boxing have been a cornerstone in American sports for a long time, thus why they are the most stubborn. This also makes them the best roles for “Meathead”. They both know it all.

Baseball has opted to use an extended replay system at the start of the 2014 season. The teams will be voting on the decision at the winter baseball meetings later this year. However, the sport does not want to challenge balls and strikes. Only reviewable plays can be reviewed, however, non-reviewable calls can still be argued with the home plate umpire or the crew chief. Baseball is so rich in history, but why have all of this technology and not use it. The purpose of human error is what again.? It is an error. It’s like Americans listening to South Korean music. Yeah, we like it, but it gets old quick. It get old very quick.

Boxing makes a strong case to being named “Meathead”. Boxing had a huge weekend. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. defeated Canelo Alvarez by majority decision. Okay what is next though. The sport that gave us Ali, Holmes, Tyson, Marciano, Frazier, Foreman, and Dempsey is dying before us. The last time boxing had a hit Chris hit Rhianna. Take a deep breathe. Now name five more relevant boxers who are still fighting in the squared circle. The UFC and MMA have taken over the entire demographic. The fight that would have included Mayweather and Pacquiao will never happen.

All in the Family was a great show and it lasted many of seasons, but these sports have got to get their acts together. Please save the drama for the next season of a NBC drama. God knows they need one.

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