Thursday, January 27, 2011

So, Who Do I Like More...Thome or Quinn?

The truth is neither really :) Ok, when I say Thome or Quinn I'm really talking about the upcoming Superbowl. Because, Quinn's favorite team is the Green Bay Packers and Thome sort of likes the Steelers if the Pats aren't around. Now, I am going to watch the game at Thomes house and Quinn will be almost 1,000 miles away. The Steelers Quarteback raped a girl, so I don't like him for that, but 3 years ago I had Big Ben on my fantasy league and he did me well, so I liked him for that...This year I had Mike Wallace who didn't have the year say Roddy White had but he was a top 10 receiver, and my number one wide out. But, I had Aaron Rogers as my QB and I really do wish that he would have thrown to Greg Jennings less... Especially when I was playing Zach. But, the bottom line was that A-Rodge a top 5 QB for me...But, he did let me down pretty big there in game one of the playoff's with his sissy concussion in the first quarter!

So, truth be told, I'm lost on who I'm going to cheer for...I would really like it if neither team would win, holy cow! Then we'd be playing soccer. That's right I learned earlier this last year that soccer doesn't always have a winner and a loser. Leave it to the communist to make a sport rule like that! Ok, I'm getting side tracked! The lesser of the two evils... Ummm, I still don't know! I am holding a pretty big grudge for A-Rodge's crucial concussion. I think I'll just sit back and join which ever team has drawn the biggest crowd at Thomes house and jump on that band wagon.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Comeon NCAA Have A Heart!

So, during the reign of Peter Carol the Trojans won 7 straight Pac-10 Titles and back to back NCAA Championships...Reggie Bush had gotten like $300,000 to go to USC to play. Now, as we all know USC is limited to 10 less scholarships for the next three years, and no Bowling for the Trojans for at least one more season, oh and we have to pretend that that "Evil Monster" #5 Reggie Bush never had any associations with the University of Southern California. (If that isn't a prime example of the University scapegoating, or simply throwing someone under the bus...I don't know what is!)

So, why am I digging all of this old information up again? It's because USC has gone back to the NCAA stating that the rulings are just too unfair, and not just...Pete Carol is no longer coaching here and "we" the University have pissed all over Reggie Bush's name. It was the Alumni who paid for Reggie to come and play, and plus you let Ohio State slide a bit because they got free tattoos and whatnot....Also, the NCAA didn't do anything to because Auburn's Quarterback Cam Newton's dad tried to get monies "unsuccessfully" from Mississippi State. So, seeing how you had just let two Major Universities who had "just as serious" offense slide, so why not us at USC?

The answer according to Mr. Wayne Bass!!! Getting free Tattoos and selling Ohio State stuff isn't the same thing as not noticing that the Alumni has a fund to make life easier for player's and their families. Also, I know I Phelta Thi Sport Blog Fan's are tired of hearing my thoughts on Cecile Newton, but there was no money given he just asked for money! Is thinking out loud against the law?

Now USC is trying to convince the powers that be that Alumni providing $300,000 to one player is the same as the previous two offenses at Ohio St. and at Auburn and the NCAA let them slide when THE OFFENSE IS NOT THE SAME!

USC was cited for and keep this term in mind a lack of institutional control Now, do I think that these college athletes should be getting paid? YES! Do I think that USC should be given some leniency? NO! Because, that is the way the game is played today...If they want to change the way it's played then they need to go through proper channels and make change happen. Plus, this is really the only way to punish the Alumni, by taking away USC's chance for greatness, at least for the next little bit or so.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Here's to Hue, Jackson

From the Title of this blog you are probably thinking I am going to talk about the new Raiders coach Hue Jackson. Well that's what everyone who attended the press conference to introduce him as the new coach thought too, well guess what? All of you are wrong. Because whenever you throw the ol wild card Al Davis in there anything is possible.

Now I'm not going to go into great detail of what went on during the news conference, basically Al Davis used it to show the reasons he fired Tom Cable. As the jingle for the Canyonero goes "unexplained firings are a matter for the courts" so whatever. What I do want to talk about is this:


Oh geez, I wasn't ready for that. Ok lets all pull ourselves together and get back to this post. What I believe Big Al is doing here is putting the curse of losing back on his team. Now we should all consider ourselves lucky cause we get to see the actually cursing happening right before our eyes! What a wonderful time to be alive. I feel that Tom Cable was close to finding a way to lift the previous curse. I mean they did have their first non-losing season in almost a decade. Things are looking up for the team and then boom, he gets fired. Then Al goes back to working his silver and black magic to make sure his team keeps losing. Why would he want his team to keep losing you ask? Money. Plain and simple. I have no idea how losing makes him more money but its all I got at the moment so I'm going with it.

So Hue Jackson, I hope you are ready for the road you about to go down. Because Davis is in the drivers seat and from the looks of that picture I don't think he's passing the vision part of the driving exam anytime soon and the road isn't exactly straight.

But if you do want to keep this job for an extended period of time I suggest you start brushing up on The Simpson's and do your best Waylan Smithers impression. Cause that's about the only way you'll make it more than two plus seasons with this nut job behind the wheel

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

THE PACK IS BACK!!! . . . again

It took nearly 3 decades after Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi left Green Bay for Mike Holmgren, Reggie White and Brett Favre to make the Packers respectable again.  Thank goodness the Green and Gold don't have to wait another 30 years to have a solid team this time around.

I have nothing but mad respect for the Atlanta Falcons.  Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez helped me win my lone I Phelta Thi Fantasy Football Championship back in 08/09.  Michael Turner and Matt Ryan are stellar and I think they are well-coached BUT I don't even think the most die hard Packer fans expected Green Bay to blow up the Falcons the way they did.  Congrats to Mike McCarthy and the whole crew up in Wisconsin.

Aaron Rodgers looked unstoppable, kinda like we all expected Michael Vick and Tom Brady to be after the regular season.  Those guys both had great years, but it seems A-Rod (not Alex Rodriguez, maybe I should say A-Rodge?) flew under the radar a little bit.  His name was never in the league's Most Valuable Player Award discussion when names like Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers were both tossed around at some point during the season.  Then again, we didn't hear much MVP love for Mark Sanchez, Jay Cutler, or Ben Roethlisberger either and I don't think any of those guys care too much about individual honors if their team is the one hoisting the Lombardi Trophy come February.

Speaking of Mark Sanchez, the Jets win in New England was nearly as impressive as the Packers stomping on Atlanta.  People had pretty much punched the Patriots' tickets to the Super Bowl before the playoffs even started.  Everyone was declaring that this was Tom Brady's finest season.  I'm going to have to disagree.  It was a great season for him, but for a guy who has been to four Super Bowls and won three, I think it is going to take more than a remarkable touchdown to interception rate to determine his best season.

The Jets have the chance to be the first team besides the Colts, Steelers or Patriots to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl since . . . The Oakland Raiders!  I know, crazy, right?  Will Pittsburgh let that happen?  Honestly, I have no idea.  I think the overcoming the Bears in Chicago could be tough for the Packers as well.  Conference Championships here we come!  I'm going to have to put off getting a girlfriend for at least another week.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Some things in the NFL are ridiculously predictable.  Oh the Patriots/Steelers/Colts are representing the AFC in the Super Bowl again?  Wow, awesome! yawn.
I would like to pay tribute to the teams that did something we didn't expect this year.

Kansas City Chiefs
THE CHIEFS MADE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS!  Yes they played a schedule so weak you make a Big 10 team's out of conference schedule look tough, but they still took care of business against all those losers unfortunate enough to play them at Arrowhead this year.
Jamaal Charles was a revelation this year, so good that I almost regret trading him for Chris freakin Johnson.  Matt Cassel showed us that maybe Josh McDaniels wasn't completely insane when he wanted him running the show in Denver instead of Jay Cutler.

Detroit Lions
While I tip my hat to Kansas City, the more glorious resurrection was that of the DETROIT LIONS.  For most teams 6-10 isn't reason to celebrate, but Detroit?  They just tripled their win total from the last two years!  I see enough potential in Detroit to predict they make the playoffs before the world ends in December 2012.

Oakland Raiders
Thanks for the best season since 03 Tom Cable, good luck finding a new job!  No one expected Darren McFadden to be so good this year, although we all expected him to be this good his rookie year.  Better late than never, right?  If he can stay healthy I think he'll challenge for the rushing title for the next few years.

St. Louis Rams
Sam Bradford was impressive this year.  Stephen Jackson is a workhorse, it would be great to see him on a playoff team before the wheels fall off.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
They're extremely young and proving to be amazingly talented.  What are the possibilities of a Raiders vs. Bucs rematch in next year's Super Bowl?  Maybe the Bucs will trade head coach Raheem Morris to the Raiders this year to even out the score.