Saturday, October 30, 2010

NFL Week 8 Predictions

Dolphins vs Bengals: 24-14 Bengals
Jaguars vs Cowboys: 27-10 Cowboys
Redskins vs Lions: 28-10 Redskins
Bills vs Chiefs: 28-17 Chiefs
Panthers vs Rams: 24-17 Panthers
Packers vs Jets: 27-20 Jets
Niners vs Broncos: 20-10 Niners
Titans vs Chargers: 30-20 Chargers
Seahawks vs Raiders: 31-24 Raiders
Vikings vs Patriots: 28-14 Vikings
Bucs vs Cardinals: 24-17 Cardinals
Steelers vs Saints: 35-17 Saints
Texans vs Colts: 35-31 Colts

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NFL Week 7 Recap

Bengals vs Falcons: 39-32 Falcons
Bengals Player of Week: Carson Palmer- 36 Completions, 412 Yards, 3 Touchdowns
Falcons Player of Week: Roddy White- 11 Receptions, 201 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
The Falcons got off to an early lead, blew it, and then got it back thanks to the Ryan to White Connection

Redskins vs Bears:17-14 Redskins
Redskins Player of Week: DeAngelo Hall- 7 Tackles, 4 Interceptions, 1 Touchdown
Bears Player of Week: Charles Tillman-8 Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery
Thanks to the Redskins Defense, Jay Cutler was and the Bears were embarrassed and lose another crucial game

Eagles vs Titans: 37-19 Titans
Eagles Player of Week: David Akers- 4/4 Field Goals, 1/1 PAT
Titans Player of Week: Kenny Britt- 7 Catches, 225 Yards, 3 Touchdowns
The Titans took advantage of the Eagles without Vick and Kerry Collins hooked up with Kenny Britt all day for a nice victory over the Eagles

Chiefs vs Jaguars: 42-20 Chiefs
Chiefs Player of Week: Dwayne Bowe- 3 Receptions, 81 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Jaguars Player of Week: Maurice Jones-Drew- 47 Rush Yards, 74 Rec. Yards, 1 Touchdown
The Chiefs answered to back to back losses with a blowout at Jacksonville

Steelers vs Dolphins: 23-22 Steelers
Steelers Player of Week: Hines Ward- 7 Receptions, 131 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Dolphins Player of Week: Davone Bess-  Receptions, 66 Yards, 1 Touchdown
The Steelers beat the Dolphins on a controversial fumble in the end-zone recovered by the Steelers for the go ahead touchdown

Browns vs Saints: 30-17 Browns
Browns Player of Week: David Bowens- 2 Interceptions, 2 Touchdowns
Saints Player of Week: Marques Colston- 10 Receptions, 112 Yards, 1 Touchdown
The Saints lose a shocker at home against the Browns as the Browns pick off Brees 4 times for 2 scores

Bucs vs Rams:18-17 Bucs
Bucs Player of Week: Connor Barth- 4/4 Field Goals, 1 PAT
Rams Player of Week: Sam Bradford- 126 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
The Bucs beat the Rams in the final minutes of a really bad unexciting game

Niners vs Panthers: 23-20 Panthers
Niners Player of Weeek: Ray McDonald- 1 Interception, 1 Touchdown, 1 Tackle
Panthers Player of Week: David Gettis- 8 Receptions 125 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
The Panthers get their first win of the season with a late touchdown as Alex Smith is knocked out of the game due to a hard hit

Bills vs Ravens: 37-34 Ravens (OT)
Bills Player of Week: Ryan Fitzpaterick-29 Completions, 374 Yards, 3 Touchdowns
Ravens Player of Week: Ed Reed- 2 Interceptions, 4 Tackles
The Ravens have to take it to OT to beat the Bills but do get a good performance and return from Ed Reed

Seahawks vs Cardinals: 22-10 Seahawks
Seahawks Player of Week: Mike Williams- 11 Receptions, 87 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Cardinals Player of Week: Beanie Wells- 54 Yards, 1 Touchdown
The Seahawks defeat the Cardinals as QB Max Hall is taken out due to his awful playing

Raiders vs Broncos-59-14 Raiders
Raiders Player of Week: Darren McFadden- 165 Rush Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 35 Rec. Yards, 1 Touchdown
Broncos Player of WeeK: Knowshon Moreno- 53 Rush Yards, 37 Rec. Yards, 2 Touchdowns
The Raiders demolish the Broncos with a huge return by Player of the Week Darren McFadden

Patriots vs Chargers- 23-20 Patriots
Patriots Player of Week: Jerod Mayo- 11 Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery
Chargers Player of Week: Phillip Rivers- 34Completions, 336 Yards, 1 Touchdown
The Patriots escape victory after blowing the lead due to a missed field goal by Kris Brown

Vikings vs Packers: 28-24 Packers
Vikings Player of Week: Adrian Peterson- 131 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 41 Rec. Yards
Packers Player of Week: Desmond Bishop- 8 Tackles, 1 Interception, 1 Touchdown
Packers tie up the series vs Favre as a Viking due to Favres late interceptions

Giants vs Cowboys- 41-35 Giants
Giants Player of Week: Eli Manning- 401 Yards, 4 Touchdowns
Cowboys Player of Week: Dez Bryant- 1 Punt Return Touchdown, 54 Rec. Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Giants destroy the Cowboys on Monday Night and take out Romo for 6-8 weeks, the Cowboys move to 1-5

Monday, October 25, 2010

College Football Week 8 Recap

As another #1 is defeated as well as a couple of other top teams, this weeks games and rankings were really exiting

1. Oklahoma vs 11. Missouri
19. Texas vs Iowa State
14. Oklahoma State vs 16. Nebraska
20 West Virginia vs Syracuse
23. Kansas State vs Baylor

Other Loses in top 25:
6. LSU vs 4. Auburn

Top Performances:
1. Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez: he rebounded nicely after a bad loss as he passed for 323 Yards and 5 Touchdowns  and added another 112 on the ground in a victory over undefeated Oklahoma State
2. Auburn QB Cam Newton: he passed for 86 yards but ran for 217 and 2 Touchdowns and Lead his now #1 Auburn Tigers to a victory over#6LSU
3. Oregon's Offense: Not a surpise here with the best offense in the country, but they did put up 60 again, this time against a somewhat good team in UCLA. Heisman Hopeful LaMichael James rushed for 123 Yards and 2 Touchdowns as Thomas passed for 308 and 4 Touchdowns

Top Disappointments
1. Oklahoma Sooners: If you are ranked the best team then you should not lose. No ands, buts or excuses. When you have a great defense and explosiveness from RB DeMarco Murray, the Sooners should be able to beat Missouri
2. Texas Longhorns: This team is obviously not good this year with already 3 losses and 2 back to back. The problem here starts with the quarterback as he can not replace or come close to the most efficient college quarterback ever, Colt McCoy
3. Michigan State: Yes altough they won, they got lucky in the 4th quarter and had to make a huge comeback against Northwester, Yes Northwestern who was known in the 1980's and 1990's for having one of the largets losing streaks in College Football Ever. Expect an upset against Iowa this week Spartans.

Game of the Week: Oklahoma vs Missouri: 36-27 Mizzou
Its not a surpise that the upset of the #1 team is the game of the week, but Mizzou did play great. Their quarterback Blaine Gabbert passed for a touchdown and over 300 yards while their running back ran for a touchdown and the defense stopped Landry and Murray.

Top Games for next week:
1. Oregon vs USC (upset alert)
2. Michigan State vs Iowa (upset alert)
3. Auburn vs Ole Miss
4. Mizzou vs Nebraska
5. Utah vs Air Force

Heisman Race
1. Auburn QB Cam Newton
2. Boise State QB Kellen Moore
3. Oregon RB LaMichael James
4. Stanford QB Andrew Luck
5. LSU CB/KR/PR Patrick Peterson

Wolrd Series Set!

With the Giants defeating the Phillies also in 6 games, the world series is finally set. The Texas Rangers will make their first appearance ever and the Giants will return for their 2nd in 10 Years.

The First two games will be  played in San Francisco, followed by 3 in Texas and then back in San Francisco if necessary for games 6 and 7. With Fox in an argument with Cablevision, this world series may not get the maximum views it expects.

This series is expecting great pitching duels between, the freak, Tim Linceum, and Cliff Lee in game. In game 2 hard throwing Matt Cain will face off against Texas' C.J. Wilson. Game 3 will probably be Cole Hamels vs Colby Lewis

Now the offense. For the Rangers they are led by Kinsler, Guerrero, and ALCS MVP Josh Hamilton. For the Giants they will get their runs from Pablo Sandaval, Buster Posey, and Aubrey Huff.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

NFL Week 7

Bengals vs Falcons: 24-20 Bengals
Redskins vs Bears: 20-14 Redskins
Eagles vs Titans: 28-23 Eagles
Chiefs vs Jags: 17-7 Chiefs
Dolphins vs Steelers: 242-10 Steelers
Saints vs Browns: 30-20 Saints
Rams vs Bucs: 27-17 Rams
Niners vs Panthers: 28-16 Niners
Ravens vs Bills: 21-7 Ravens
Cardinals vs Seahawks: 27-21 Cardinals
Raiders vs Broncos: 24-20 Broncos
Patriots vs Chargers: 30-28 Patriots
Packers vs Vikings: 28-27 Vikings
Giants vs Cowboys: 28-17 Giants

Saturday, October 23, 2010

NBA 2010-2011 Preview

If the offseason was this exciting, just picture how exciting the season will be. Offseason moves here and there reshaped teams in the NBA forming super teams and also very bad teams. In this preview i will predict standings, MVPs, ROYs, and a NBA Champion

Eastern Conference:
1. Miami Heat
2. Boston Celtics
3. Orlando Magic
4. Chicago Bulls
5. Atlanta Hawks
6. Milwaukee Bucks
7. New York Knicks
8. Charlotte Bobcats
9. Cleveland Cavaliers
10. Philadelphia 76'ers
11. Washington Wizards
12. Detroit Pistons
13. New Jersey Nets
14. Toronto Raptors
15. Indiana Pacers

Western Conference:
1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
3. Dallas Mavericks
4. San Antonio Spurs
5. Denver Nuggets
6. Portland Trailblazers
7.  Utah Jazz
8. Phoenix Suns
9. Memphis Grizzlies
10. New Orleans Hornets
11.  Houston Rockets
12. Los Angeles Clippers
13. Sacramento Kings
14. Golden State Warriors
15. Minnesota Timberwolves

Most Valuable Players:
1. Kevin Durant: This guy will completely dominate the league this year. Now after being in the league for 3 years, Durant has matured into one of the most purest scorers in the league. Not only will he only demolish the stat sheets, but i think he can lead the Thunder deep into the postseason
2. Kobe Bryant: This shouldn't surprise anyone. Kobe is arguably the best player of the decade/century/ u name it. He is on his way to lead the Lakers to a 3-Peat. With the formation of the Heat, i believe this will just make Kobe want to play harder to prove that his Lakers can compete with the Super Team.
3. LeBron James: Although he is playing on the Heat with 3 other all-stars, it would be wrong not to mention the king in MVP discussions. He has won this prestigious award the last two years with enormous stats, but those numbers will decrease this year when he plays along side Wade and Bosh. Still don't doubt LeBron because he will still lead the Heat in scoring.

Rookie of the Year:
1. John Wall: He was picked #1 for a reason right? Wall will be playing on a pretty good Wizards team, for a team who did have the 1st pick. With Arenas, Hinrich, Blatche, and others Wall will be able to throw dimes as well as make baskets and win himself the Rookie of the Year.
2. Derrick Favors: Favors will do the Nets many favors this season whether it be Offense or Defense. Favors can easily provide the Nets with 13 and 10 and on defense average a block and steal per game. Don't be surprised if Derrick Favors steals the ROY because he is a freak of an athlete
3. Paul George: Here is my dark horse. George was drafted 10th by the Pacers out of Fresno State. Since he is playing for the Pacers, who i believe is the worst team in the East, someone has to score so why not break in the rookie. Newly acquired Point Guard Darren Collison will look to hook up George with many open shots and dunks this season so watch out for George

I believe the Lakers will once again win the NBA Championship and this time defeat a 3rd different team, the Miami Heat. It will be hysterical to watch LeBron cry and Cavs fans to laugh when King James and company disappoint the world and do not win the Championship. The Lakers are just too experienced when it comes to this stuff. They did not lose anybody and gained veteran point guard Steve Blake, to help out Derek Fisher. I Predict the Lakers to win in 6 and have Kobe Bryant win the Finals MVP

Rangers make it to First World Series

On Friday, the Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees in 6 games to advance to their first world series ever. The Series MVP went to Josh Hamilton who has been nothing but amazing this whole season long. He might win the regular season MVP as well. The main reason the Rangers defeated the Yankees was due to the bad offensive production by the Yankees or the great pitching by the Rangers. With the exception of Robinson Cano who set records in the ALCS with home runs by a second basemen and just played his heart out, the Yankees could not do anything with the bats. Arod was typical, Teixiera was hitless and did not play do to injury in game 6, and Jeter and the rest were just un-clutch. Besides when they won and put up 7 and 6 runs the Yankees failed to score at least 4 runs scoring 3,2,1, and 0 in their losses. The Rangers await the winner of the NLCS; The Giants and the Phillies. Currently the Giants lead the Phillies 3-2 in the series and game going on right now.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

College Basketball Preview

The NCAA Basketball preseason rankings came out today with the top five teams being the current national champions, the Duke Blue Devils #1, the Michigan State Spartans at #2, The Kansas State Wildcats at #3, Pitt at $4, and the Ohio State Buckeyes at #5.

The rest of the top ten is filled out by Villanova, Kansas, Purdue, North Carolina and Kentucky

No Surprise the Blue Devils are #1 in the preseason polls. They only lost 3 players in John Scheyer, Brian Zoubek, and Lance Thomas. To make up for that though they got a top five recruit in Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry's brother Seth Curry who transfered from Liberty last year and had to redshirt. The Devils still have the Plumlee brothers, Nolan Smith, and Kyle Singler. And don't forget, the Duke Blue Devils have arguably the best coach in College Basketball, Mastermind Coach K.

As for the Spartans, they have most of their team back, with key veterans like Kalin Lucas, Delvin Roe, Durrell Summers and Korie Lucious. Of Course coach Izzo will not let this team disappoint as they have had the most Final Four Appearances this Century

For the Wildcats, they will will lead the Big 12 this season. Their star player Jacob Pullen who averaged near 20 points today, and his wingman Dennis Clemente. Their coach Frank Martin. who is known for his toughness will really make a push for the Cats as serious contenders this year

Diaper Dandies:

1. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State Forward- This guy is just a freak of an athlete. Nicknamed Sully, Jared has been on the Mens under 18 basketball team for a year and is just outstanding. Standing at 6'9 he has the height to post a big man down low but the athleticism to burn any guard. Watch out for Jared Sullinger and Ohio State
2. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina Small Forward, Barnes will likely be a typical top recruit under Roy Williams, which is an amazing athlete with raw basketball talent. Barnes is the versatile athlete who can do it all with the shooting, driving, passing, and defense. You will be hearing Dicky V shout this guys name all season long
3. Kyrie Irving, Point Guard Duke- He plays for the current champions, his coach is Coach K, he is on the most talented team in the NCAA. There is no way this guy could be bad and i think he could be just as good as the other 2 players i mentioned. Kyrie is a quick player who i would compare most to Chris Paul, yes he can throw dimes like Paul but he has that extra talent to score and get his team points in other ways

The Maui classic, Coaches for Cancer, and Preseason NIT will be starting up soon and will give everyone a real chance at seeing how talented these Student Athletes are

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NFL Week 6 Recap

Seahawks vs Bears: 23-20 Seahawks
Seahawks Player of Week: Justin Forsett- 67 Yards 1 Touchdown
Bears Player of Week: Devin Hester- 89 Yard Touchdown Return, 26 Receiving Yards
The Seahawks shock another team with a good effort from the running duo of Lynch and Forsett

Dolphins vs Packers: 23-20 Dolphins (OT)
Dolphins Player of Week: Chad Henne- 231 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Packers Player of Week: Greg Jennings 133 Yards 1 Touchdown
The 'Fins Flood the Packers as Henne and Co. get another out of division win

Giants vs Lions: 28-20 Giants
Giants Player of Week: Brandon Jacobs- 35 Yards 2 Touchdowns
Lions Player of Week: Calvin Johnson 146 Yards 1 Touchdown
The Giants show they are for real with another victory and good offensive performance all around

Chargers vs Rams: 20-17 Rams
Chargers Player of Week: Patrick Crayton-117 Yards
Rams Player of Week: Danario Alexander- 72 Yards 1 Touchdown
The Chargers embarrass themselves in another game while Floyd, Gates, and Rivers disappoint

Ravens vs Patriots: 23-20 Patriots (OT)
Patriots Player of Week: Jerod Mayo- 18 Tackles
Ravens Player of Week: Joe Flacco- 285 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
The Patriots come back from behind to snag the Ravens in OT

Eagles vs Falcons: 31-17 Eagles
Eagles Player of Week: Jeremy Maclin- 159 Yards 2 Touchdowns
Falcons Player of Week: Tony Gonzalez- 19 Yards 2 Touchdowns
The Eagles defeat Michael Vick's old team without him in a game dominated by Eagles Receivers

Steelers vs Browns: 28-10 Steelers
Steelers Player of Week: Ben Roethlisberger- 257 Yards 3 Touchdowns
Browns Player of Week: Ben Watson- 88 Yards 1 Touchdown
The Steelers continue to shine with their main quarterback behind the center

Saints vs Bucs: 31-6 Saints
Saints Player of Week: Chris Ivory- 158 Yards
Bucs Player of Week: Josh Freeman- 219 Yards 1 Touchdown
The Saints march all over the Bucs in a huge victory and impressive performance from Rookie Running back Chris Ivory

Texans vs Chiefs: 35-31 Texans
Texans Player of Week: Matt Schaub- 305 Yards 2 Touchdowns
Chiefs Player of Week: Dwayne Bowe- 108 Yards 2 Touchdowns
The Texans bounce back from a bad loss to the Giants and defeated the Chiefs by 4 in a very offensive game

Jets vs Broncos: 24-20 Jets
Jets Player of Week: LaDanian Tomlinson- 55 Yards 2 Touchdowns
Broncos Player of Week: Kyle Orton- 209 Yards 1 Touchdown
The Jets continue their win streak to 5 with an impressive victory over the Mile High team

Raiders vs Niners: 17-9 Niners
Niners Player of Week: Frank Gore- 149 Yards
Raiders Player of Week: Sebastian Janikowski- 3/3 Field Goals
Alex Smith skates by the thin ice in a stellar performance and victory over the Raiders without Darren McFadden

Vikings vs Cowboys: 24-21 Vikings
Vikings Player of Week: E.J. Henderson- 2 Interceptions 9 Tackles
Cowboys Player of Week: Tony Romo- 220 Yards 3 Touchdowns (2 Interceptions)
The Vikings rebound while Wade Phillips seriously enters the hot seat and crushes the Cowboys playoff hopes

Colts vs Redskins: 27-24 Colts
Colts Player of Week: Joseph Addai- 128 Yards 1 Touchdown
Redskins Player of Week: Ryan Torain- 100 Yards 2 Touchdowns
Colts offense sparks the Redskins Defense in a great victory on SNF

Titans vs Jaguars- 20-3
Titans Player of Week: Chris Johnson- 111 Yards 1 Touchdown
Jaguars Player of Week: Titans Defense- 3 Points allowed, 3 Interceptions 2 Sacks
The Titans Blitz the Jaguars on Monday Night Football and become 4-2

Monday, October 18, 2010

College Football Week 7 Recap

This week's games were very exciting with another upset of the #1 team in the country.

1. Ohio state vs 18. Wisconsin
5. Nebraska vs Texas
10. South Carolina vs Kentucky
19. Nevada vs Hawaii
22. Florida vs Miss. State
23. Air Force  vs San Diego State
24. Oregon State vs Washington

All other top 25 teams won

Top Performances:

1. Wisconsin Badgers- Obviously knocking off the top team in the country is a huge performance. The Run game was as usual where Clay and White combined for 179 Yards and 3 Tds. The Defense also held its own by giving up only 10 points until the 4th quarter and ended with only 18
2. Auburn QB Cameron Newton- Passed for 140 yards and a Td and Ran for 188 Yards and 3 Tds as he leads his undefeated Tigers passed Arkansas
2. Oklahoma Sooners- Shocker, the Sooners blow out another game and Running back DeMarco Murray puts on another display. This team obviously impressed many as they jumped Oregon Boise State and TCU to top the BCS Rankings

Top Disappointments:

1. Ohio State Buckeyes- The Buckeyes lost after become the #1 team a week earlier. They really showed their vulnerability and their defense did not show up. Pryor failed to impress and is really hurting his Heisman and Season Campaign
2. Nebraska Cornhuskers- Their Undefeated season came to an end when they lost to unranked Texas. They let the Texas defense shut down the Cornhuskers and Quarterback Taylor Martinez was subpar for the first time this season he was under 100 yards passing and rushing combined and did not even score 1 Td, Finally make room for Kellen Moore,who was my preseason Heisman Winner
3. Florida Gators- Lets make this one simple, They just suck

Top Game:
1. Ohio State vs 18. Wisconsin

Everyone knew this was going to be the top game of the week and it did not disappoint. College game-day came to Madison and Corso dressed up as a badger and they did not let him down. The game was prime-time 7 PM kickoff and started off with a return for a touchdown by Wisconsin vet. David Gilreath. The run game by Wisconsin which leads to the unpredicted play action passes led Wisconsin to 31 Points. On the other hand the Defense led by JJ Watt, Jay Valai, and Co. Shut down Pryor and the buckeyes and ran them out of Madison

Top Games for Next Week

1. 1. Oklahoma vs 11. Missouri
2. 4. Auburn v 6 . LSU
3.13. Wisconsin vs 15. Iowa
4. 14. Oklahoma State vs 16. Nebraska
5. 18. Arizona vs Washington

Sunday, October 17, 2010

NFL Week 6 Predictions

Giants vs Lions: 34-24 Giants
Seahawks vs Bears: 20-10 Bears
Dolphins vs Packers: 27-17 Packers
Chargers vs Rams- 30-28 Chargers
Ravens vs Patriots: 14-13 Patriots
Eagles vs Falcons: 28-27 Falcons
Steelers vs Browns: 21-13 Steelers
Saints vs Bucs: 28-14 Saints
Texans vs Chiefs: 28-21 Texans
Jets vs Broncos: 21-10 Jets
Niners vs Raiders: 28-20 Niners
Cowboys vs Vikings: 27-24 Vikings
Colts vs Redskins: 21-17 Colts
Jaguars vs Titans: 21-14 Titans

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Carolina Blues

The Future?

My Good Friend Jared Weiss, has wrote a post about his Favorite NFL team, the Struggling Panthers and Analyzes what's wrong, why its wrong, and how it can be better in this exciting post:

The Carolina Panthers are officially the worst team in football. I am sorry to say it, but it's true. First, lets look at the few bright spots from this season. 40 year old kicker John Kasay has been playing well, with multiple kicks of over 50 yards and he is yet to miss. 6th round pick David Gettis has been playing much better then expected. It will be a little bit easier to say something good about their defense. OLB James Anderson is leading the league in tackles, and he also has 1.5 sacks, many TFL's a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and even a pick. S Charles Godfrey is leading the NFL in interceptions with four, and the panthers pass defense is top five in the league. Too bad that might be because opponents don't need to pass in the second half.
In this past off-season, Fox made some bold moves in letting go of formers stars and leaders like Julius Peppers, Jake Delhomme, Brad Hoover, and many others. The Panthers now are the youngest team in the NFL, with the only players over 30 being their kicker and punter (John Kasay and Jason Baker), and star WR Steve Smith. Now, with injuries to key players like Tackle Jeff Otah and the aforementioned WR Steve Smith, the Panthers are missing much of their offense. With these injuries, much pressure was placed on quarterback Matt Moore, who was not able to handle it. After he failed, much pressure was placed on rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who need more time to develop before he can make an impact on the NFL. 

The Panthers are getting close to rock bottom, and they need to figure out what to do next. For one, they should wait until the end of the season to figure out who their next head coach will be. After a bad experience with a coach who had been out of the league for a while, in George Seifert, they will want to go after a coordinator like Brian Schottenheimer from the Jets.
After that, they need to make a good decision in the draft. With a likely top five pick, this is a very crucial pick to get right. My advice would be for them to go after star Georgia WR A.J. Green. Green reminds me of a young Andre Johnson, and the WR-weak Panthers can not pass up on an opportunity for a star like Green. Even with many great quarterbacks available like Andrew Luck and Ryan Mallett, they should still give Clausen a chance, as he was such a highly touted prospect for a reason. 

Finally, they need to figure out what to do in free agency. I can not stress this enough, there is NOT a savior out them. It will be a long time until they get back into contention, and there is no point in going after a star who they will pay top dollar to, who would not be able to make a big impact on the franchise as a whole. It is going to be a long road back to the top for the Panthers, and they just need to take things one step at a time, so they don't end up being screwed for eternity, like the Oakland Raiders.

NFL week 5 Recap

The Last Undefeated team is defeated in this weeks NFL Recap:

Giants vs Texans: 34-10 Giants
Giants Player of Week: Hakeem Nicks-130 Yards 2 Tds
Texans Player of Week: Andre Johnson- 5 Receptions 95 Yards
The Giants really showed up for the 2nd time this season and in the last 16 games they have played, back to back games showing a strong Offense AND Defense

Jaguars vs Bills: 36-26 Jaguars
Jaguars Player of Week: Josh Scobee- 5/5 on Field goals  long of 49, 3/3 PAT
Bills Player of Week: Ryan Fitzpatrick- 220 Yards, 3 Tds
The Jaguars get back to back wins as Garrard plays well and Kicker Josh Scobee Delivers

Bucs vs Bengals: 24-21 Bucs
Bucs Player of Week: Mike Williams- 99 Yards 1 Td
Bengals Player of Week:Terrell Owens- 102 Yards 1 Td
The Bucs Surprise the overated Bengals with a big performance by the Defense

Falcons vs Browns: 20-10 Falcons
Falcons Player of Week: Michael Turner- 140 Yards
Browns Player of Week: Seneca Wallce- 139 Yards 1 Td
The Falcons defeat the Browns with help from Turner, White, and Ryan

Lions vs Rams: 44-6 Lions
Lions Player of Week: Shaun Hill- 227 Yards 3 Tds
Rams Player of Week: Stephen Jackson- 114 Yards
Finally, I've said this for weeks that the Lions are actually good and that they have a very good offense and now defense as #2 Suh Picks off #1 Bradford

Colts vs Chiefs- 19-9 Colts
Chiefs Player of Week: Jamaal Charles- 87 Yards
Colts Player of Week: Mike Hart- 50 Yards 1 Td
The Colts defeat the Chiefs to end the undefeated teams in the NFL, but i must say it was a lot closer of a game then many would have excepted

Redskins vs Packers: 16-13 Redskins (OT)
Redskins Player of Week: Donavon McNabb- 357 Yards 1 Td
Packers Player of Week: Aaron Rodgers 293 Yards 1 Td
The Redskins defeat the Packers in OT and knock out Rodgers with a Concussion

Bears vs Panthers: 23-6 Bears
Bears Player of Week: Matt Forte- 166 Yards 2 Tds
Panthers Player of Week: Dan Connor- 11 Tackles
The Bears defeat the Awful Panthers without a Quarterback with help by RB Matt Forte

Ravens vs Broncos: 32-17 Ravens
Ravens Player of Week: Ray Rice 133 Yards 2 Tds
Broncos Player of Week: Bradon Lloyd- 135 Yards 2 Tds
The Ravens have a coming out party for Ray Rice and defeat Orton and the Broncos by 14

Saints vs Cardinals: 30-20 Cardinals
Saints Player of Week: Drew Brees-279 Yards 2 Tds
Cardinals Player of Week:Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie- 1 Int, 1 Td, 4 Tackles
The Cardinals Pick off the Saints for an unexcited win

Cowboys vs Titans: 34-27 Titans
Cowboys Player of Week: Tony Romo-406 Yards 3
Titans Player of Week:Chris Johnson- 131 Yards 2 Tds Tds
The Titans and Johnson run over the Cowgirls for another victory which helps them in the Close AFC South

Chargers vs Raiders:35-27 Raiders
Chargers Player of Week: Phillip Rivers- 431 Yards 2 Tds
Raiders Player of Week: Defense/ Special Teams- Had 2 blocked Punts, 2 Td, 3 Fumbles
The Raiders without DMac get another Victory in a "Special" Effort to defeat the Chargers

Eagles vs Niners: 27-24 Eagles
Eagles Player of Week: LeSean McCoy- 92 Yards 1 Td
Niners Player of Week: Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis- 104 and 105 Yards Respectively and 1 Td Each
The Eagles defeat the Niners without Vick in a big effort to stop the Niners late with some Interceptions

Vikings vs Jets: 29-20 Jets
Vikings Player of Week: Percy Harvin- 97 Yards 2 Tds
Jets Player of Week: Dwight Lowery: 2 Tackles, 1 Int Td
The Jets defeat the Vikings in a nail-biter on MNF with another effort by the Defense and Run Game

College Football Week 6 Recap

This week was one of the best weeks yet with a huge upsets and many surprises. For the first time this season the 1. Ranked team has been dethroned As The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide in a crucial game in South Carolina

Every team in the top 25 Won Except:
1. Alabama to 19. South Carolina
9. Arizona to Unranked Oregon State (Called that one!)
13. Miami to 23. Florida State (Predicted this as well)
14. Florida to 12. LSU
18. Michigan to 17. Michigan State

Top 3 Performances:
1. Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez: We might have a newer version of Denard Robinson and a new Heisman Candidate with this guy. He passed for 128 yards and a Touchdown  more importantly ran for 241 yards and 4 Touchdowns to lead the Cornhuskers to another win
2. Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden: He passed for 351 Yards and 5 Touchdowns in a wipeout over Lousiana-Lafayette 54-28
3. Wisconsin Running Backs John Clay and James White: The running backs combined for over 225 Yards and 5 Touchdowns in a Win against Rival Minnesota 41-23

Top Disappointments:
1. Michigan QB Denard Robinson: In his first test against a actually good team, Robinson struggled throwing 3 interceptions and only 1 Touchdown against 17. Michigan State
2. The Alabama Crimson Tide: Their undefeated streak of 19 games and  #1 ranking came to an end this weekend with a loss to 19. South Carolina Gamecocks
3. Florida QB John Brantley: Im sorry Florida Gators fan because you guys do not have a collegiate level Quarterback playing for your top ranked team. Brantley continues to struggle week in week out, and this week lead the team to another loss passing for only 154 Yards and no touchdowns. He also threw an interception

Game of the Week:
There were many exciting games like Michigan vs Michigan State, LSU vs Florida, Stanford vs USC, Oregon State vs Arizona, and Auburn vs Kentucky, but this weeks Game of the Week goes to Alabama vs South Carolina.
In the game this week, the Gamecocks lead by Quarterback Stephen Garcia defeated the Crimson Tide 35-21 in Columbia. The main reason i believe the Crimson Tide lost was because the Gamecocks did a great job of pressuring QB Greg McElroy and stopping the powerful duel threat run game of Trent Richardson and Heisman Winner Mark Ingram. The two combined for only 63 Rush Yards. For the other team Garcia passed for 300 Yards and 3 Touchdowns and Running-back Marcus Lattimore ran for 93 Yards and 3 Touchdowns.

Top games for next week:
1. 1. Ohio State vs 18. Wisconsin: Watch out for an upset in Madison Folks because James White and John Clay are gonna run over and upset the new #1 Ohio State
2. 7. Auburn vs 12. Arkansas- The Razorbacks came close to a big upset 2 weeks ago, will Mallet lead them to a victory over undefeated Auburn
3. 15. Iowa vs Michigan: Can the Wolverines come back after a tough loss and knock off the Hawkeyes?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Phillies and Giants Advance

Today the Giants finally knocked off the Braves 3-1 in the series. They won the advancing game tonight 3-2. Earlier in the week the Phillies swept the Reds 3-0 after aces Halladay, Hamels, and Oswalt all won their matches. Now the Phillies and the Giants will play each other in the NLCS in a best of 7 series. In game one the likely starters will the past Cy Young Winners
Tim "the freak" Lincecum and Roy "Doc" Halladay. As i predicted in a earlier post i have the Phillies in a 4 game sweep do to their unfair pitching rotation and clutch hitters like Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Shane Victorino, and vet, Jimmy Rollins.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Yanks Clinch

Tonight they Yankees swept the Twins 3-0 in the ALDS. they won the first two games in Minnesota, 6-4 and 5-2 with CC Sabathia and Andy Petitte getting the wins. Tonight's game was in the Bronx and Phil Hughes was on the mound. He pitched 7 scoreless innings and the Bombers won 6-1. Posada opened up the lead with a single scoring Cano. After Mark Texiera hit a single and scored Nick Swisher, Marcus Thames opened up the game with a 2-Run Homerun. The Yanks got their final 2 runs from a Brett Gardner sac fly and a Nick Swisher Solo shot. The Twins would end up scoring late with a Orlando Hudson single but that wasnt enough and the Yanks will go onto the ALCS. The Yankees have won the last 9 postseason games vs the twins sweeping them 3 times. The Pinstripes will now play the winner of the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers lead the series 2-1

Alabama Upset

Today South Carolina upset #1 Alabama and snapped their 19 game win streak. The game was at South Carolina which played a major role in the game. The Gamecocks got up to an early 21-3 lead and ended up winning it 35-21. Quarterback and Senior leader Stephen Garcia lead the team with 3 touchdowns. The #19 Gamecocks will likely move up to even the top 10 with this big victory. The new #1 will be the assumed Ohio State Buckeyes. Next week they play Wisconsin in Madison and who knows, another #1 team might lose back to back weeks. Watch Out Buckeyes

Friday, October 8, 2010

Week 5 Predictions

Going into week 5 i am currently 36-26 (.580%)in predicting games in the NFL. This season has been a little unpredictable so i hope to improve.

Jaguars vs Bills: 24-13 Jaguars
Bucs vs Bengals:  27-14 Bengals
Giants vs Texans: 28-24 Giants
Falcons vs Browns: 30-10 Falcons
Rams Vs Lions: 27-24 Lions
Colts vs Chiefs: 20-17 Colts
Bears vs Panthers: 21-14 Panthers
Packers vs Redskins: 30-21 Packers
Ravens vs Broncos: 17-14 Ravens
Saints vs Cardinals: 24-14 Saints
Titans vs Cowboys: 20-10 Titans
Chargers vs Raiders: 31-24 Chargers
Eagles vs Niners: 24-21 Eagles
Vikings vs Jets: 28-21 Vikings

Thursday, October 7, 2010

NHL Preview for the 2010-2011 Season

Last season was fantastic with a great Stanley Cup between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Current Stanley Cup Winners, the Chicago Blackhawks. In this post i will cover my predictions for Standings, Stanley Cup Champions, Top Rookies, and the players i think will have great seasons.

Eastern Conference- (note top 8 teams make playoffs)
1. Washington Capitals
2. New Jersey Devils
3. Philadelphia Flyers
4. Pittsburgh Penguins
5. Montreal Canadiens
6. Buffalo Sabres
7. New York Rangers
8. Boston Bruins
9. Carolina Hurricanes
10.Tampa Bay Lighning
11. Ottawa Senators
12. Atlanta Thrashers
13. Toronto Maple Leafs
14. Florida Panthers
15. New York Islanders

Western Conference: (again note top 8 teams make playoffs)
1. Vancouver Canucks
2. Chicago Blackhawks
3. San Jose Sharks
4. Detroit Redwings
5. Lost Angeles Kings
6. Colorado Avalanche
7. Phoenix Coyotes
8. Calgary Flames
9. Anaheim Ducks
10. Dallas Stars
11. Nashville Predators
12. St. Louis Blues
13. Minnesota Wild
14. Edmonton Oilers
15. Columbus Blue Jackets

Stanley Cup Predictions

Penguins Defeat Redwings in 6

Top Rookies:

1. P.K. Subban: No not Seguin or Hall, but non other than P.K. Subban. For many of you guys who watch NHL often you might have noticed him get called up in the post season for the habs. He is a quick young defenseman who gets the job end on that side but also loves to sneak up to the other side of the rink and snipe shots from the Blue Line. Watch out for P.K.
2. Tyler Seguin- Yes, although he was taken behind Taylor Hall he was ranked above him in all the mock drafts. I Believe he is the best Offensive Rookie ahead of hall for his raw ability to score and make the extra pass. Just another stupid Executive Decision by the Oilers
3. Taylor Hall- He was the #1 pick in the draft so he must be good right? Yes, Hall will be sure to get some points for Edmonton this year getting paired up with breakout Dustin Penner and Ales Hemsky who is back from Injury

Top Breakthrough Players
1. Brandon Dubinsky- He has been a solid player for the rangers, but this year i think he can really step it up a notch and become a close to elite player
2. Jussi Jokenin- He ended last season on a streak and will look to pick it up this season, and help Staal, the Hurricanes and company try to make the playoffs this year. Wathout for a 65+ point season
3. Jonathon Toews- the current Stanley Cup MVP will continue to shine and might pass Kane as the leading point scorer in Chi-City this year

By the Way: The NHL Season kicks off today with a few games over seas in Europe
The First game was Carolina vs Minnesota and The Canes took it 4-3

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mlb Postseason and Roy Halladay

Breaking News: Phillies Pitcher Roy Halladay just threw a no-hitter in the 1st playoff game for the Phillies in 2010. This is his 2nd of the season and 2nd all time in post season play
In other post season news here are the games and the predictions
ALDS: current matchups (and predictions)

Rangers vs Ray: Rays  in 5
Yankees vs Twins: Yanks in 4
Phillies vs Reds: Phillies in 4
Giants vs Braves: Giants in 5

ALCS (predictions)

Yankees vs Rays: Yankees in 6
Phillies vs Giants: Phillies in 4

World Series

Yankees vs Phillies: rematch of last year, my Yankees in 7; Repeat Baby!

Randy Moss

Today Randy Moss was traded to the Vikings for a 3rd round draft Pick. This trade is significant because The Vikings are struggling at the WR spot with Sydney Rice out and Moss was struggling in New England in his final year in his contract. Moss is a 7 Time Pro Bowler, NFL Rookie of the Year, named to the All Decade Team, and has the 2nd most all time receiving touchdowns behind Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. This is Moss's 2nd stint with the Vikings but a new quarterback in Brett Favre Awaits him. Time will let us know of this is a good fit in Minneapolis.

NFL Week 4 Recap

49'ers vs Falcons: 14-16 Falcons
Falcons Player of Week: Curtis Lofton- 9 Tackles 1 Int
49'ers Player of Week: Taylor Mays-  11 Tackles 1 TD
This game came down to special teams as the Falcons kicked a Field goal to win it 2 weeks straight

Jets vs Bills: 28-14 Jets
Jets Player of Week: LaDanian Tomlinson- 133 Yards and 2 Tds
Bills Player of Week: Ryan Fitzpatrick- 128 Yards Passing 2 Tds 74 Yards Rushing
The Jets dominated this game on both sides of the ball with the rushing game prevailing

Bengals vs Browns: 23-20 Browns
Bengals player of Week: Terrell Owens-222 Yards 1 Td
Browns Player of Week: Peyton Hillis- 102 Yards 1 Td
The Bengals get a disappointing loss to the Browns while the Browns look like they have a new starting Running Back in Peyton Hillis

Packers vs Lions: 28-26 Packers
Packers Player of Week: Charles Woodson- 13 Tackles 1 Int 1 Td
Lions Player of Week: Calvin Johnson 86 Yards 2 Tds
Yes the Lions are 0-4 but each loss has been within 5 points including this game where they almost tied it up but failed during the 2-point conversion. Their offense is great, its the defense that must improve

Titans vs Broncos: 26-20 Broncos
Titans Player of Week: Michael Griffin- 6 Tackles 1 Int
Broncos Player of Week: Kyle Orton- 341 Yards 2 Tds
The Broncos shut down Chris Johnson for a must needed victory

Rams vs Seahawks: 20-3 Rams
Rams Player of Week: Sam Bradford- 289 Yards 2 Tds
Seahawks Player of Week: Olindo Mare- 3 points (very sad because only points of game)
The Rams embarrassed a team for the first time since nam, and are actually looking good with back to back victories

Saints vs Panthers: 16-14 Saints
Saints Player of Week: Drew Brees- 275 Yards 1 Td
Panthers Player of Week: the Running backs- Both scored their first Tds of the Year and combined for over 100 yards rushing and 75 Recieving
The Saints beat the winless Panthers in a close game while Brees gets knocked around

Ravens Vs Steelers: 17-14 Ravens
Ravens Player of Week: Ray Lewis-  9 Tackles 1 Int
Steelers Player of Week: Rashard Mendenhall- 79 Yards 2 Tds
the division Rivals fought out a defensive minded game this week, and the Ravens won it in the last minute when Flacco threw a ball to TJ Housh in the endzone

Raiders Vs Texans- 31-24 Texans
Texans Player of Week: Arian Foster- 131 Rushing 1 Td 53 Receiving Yards 1 Td
Raiders Player of Week: Zach Miller 122 Yards 1 Td
Despite Playing only the 2nd half, Arian foster runs all over the Raiders who despite the loss put up a good game especially efforts from Miller and injured McFadden

Colts Vs Jaguars- 28-31 Jaguars
Jaguars Player of Week: Josh Scobee- 4/4 on Pat, 59 Yard GW FG
Colts Player of Week: Peyton Manning- 352 Yards 2 Tds
The Colts get shocked in Tallahassee as MJD and company defeat the Colts

Redskins Vs Eagles: 17-12 Redskins
Redskins Player of Week: DeAngelo Hall- 5 Tackles 1 Int
Eagles Player of Week: LeSean McCoy- 64 Rush Yards 112 Passing Yards
The Eagles lose to the Redskins but more importantly lose Star QB Mike Vick to a rib injury

Chargers vs Cardinals: 41-10 Chargers
Chargers Player of Week: Antonio Gates- 144 Yards 2 Tds
Cardinals Player of Week: Kerry Rhodes- 7 Tackles 1 Fumble Rec. 1 Td
The Chargers destroy the Cardinals as the River flows through the Gates for 2

Giants vs Bears: 17-3 Giants
Giants Player of Week: Whole Defense- 63 Tackles 10 Sacks 2 Int 3 points allowed
Bears Player of Week: Daniel Manning- 11 Tackles
The Giants stop the Bears to get back to .500 on SNF

Dolphins vs Patriots: 41-14 Patriots
Dolphins Player of Week: Davone Bess- 96 Yards 1 Td
Patriots Player of Week: Special Teams- 3 Tds 5 Pats 3 FG
Randy Moss sucks in his last game as a Patriot but the Patriots special teams put on a show in South Beach on Monday Night

College Football Week 5 Recap

This weeks games were very exciting as conference play started for many teams

Every Team in the top 25 Won except: 7. Florida, who lost to 1. Alabama, 9. Stanford,who lost to 4. Oregon  11. Wisconsin, who got upset by 24. Michigan State, 21. Texas, who lost to 8. Oklahoma, 22. Penn State, who lost to 17. Iowa, and 23. North Carolina State who lost to Unranked  Virginia Tech

Top 3. Performances:
1. Indiana QB Ben Chappell- Threw the ball 64 times and completed 46 for 488 yards at 3 Tds and almost upset 19. Michigan
2. Oregon Ducks- Beat 9. Stanford to show they are serious contenders and jumped Boise State in the rankings with a 52-31 Victory
3. Denard Robinson- Shocker, he shows up again. In this game he threw for 277 and ran for 217 with a total of 5 Tochdowns. What does H-E-I-S-M-A-N spell?

Top 3 Disappointments
1. Florida, Wisconsin, and Stanford- All these top 10 teams all lost on saturday showing they may not be able to compete with the big boys
2. Michigan's Defense- Their offense is incredible but they are averaging over 32 Points against every game and haven't even faced a ranked team yet. This week they gave up 35 and almost lost to Indiana.
3. The Rankings- Something is clearly wrong with the AP if Boise drops to 4th after a 59-0 blowout and 2 victories over ranked teams, also dropping Wisconsin 10 spots with only a 10 point loss. Ridiculous

Game of the Week:
Michigan Wolverines vs Indiana: In the game last saturday both teams' offense were amazing and the quarterback battle was fun to watch. The defenses struggled and it came to the last minute for 19. Michigan to pull off what should have been an easy victory.
Game MVP: Ben Chappell

Top 5 Games to Look forward to
1. 1. Alabama vs 19 South Carolina- Can the Gamecocks comeback after a loss and end a potential 2nd perfect season
2. 9. Arizona vs Oregon State- Yes the beavers are not ranked but watch out, I'm calling an upset because the Rodgers brothers are gonna dominate the Wildcats
3. 12. LSU vs 15. Florida- Will Florida rebound from a loss to take out the Undefeated Tigers lead by the best defensive player in the country. Patrick Peterson
4. 13. Miami vs 23. Florida State- The battle of Florida: Can Florida State knock out The U, something they have not been able to do in a while?
5. 18. Michigan State vs 19 Michigan- The battle of Michigan- Will the fast and fascinating Wolverines knock off the Surprising Spartans or will the Spartans shock another ranked team

Friday, October 1, 2010

Josh Reichman Week 4 Picks

49'ers vs Falcons: 27-20 Falcons

Jets vs Bills: 28-21 Jets

Bengals vs Browns: 28-14 Bengals

Lions vs Packers:35-24 Packers

Titans vs Broncos- 21-17 Titans

Rams Seahawks: 24-10 Rams

Saints vs Panthers: 27-13 Saints

Steelers vs Ravens: 21-20 Steelers

Texans vs Raiders:35-28 Texans

Colts vs Jaguars: 30-10 Colts

Redskins vs Eagles: 28-24 Eagles

Cardinals vs Chargers: 35-17 Chargers

Giants vs Bears: 24-23 Bears

Dolphins vs Patriots: 21-14 Patriots