Monday, November 29, 2010

TCU Getting Big

After being highly criticized for a weak schedule year after year, and being told they are not deserving of a BCS Bowl Game, the TCU Frogs have accepted a contract to join the Big East in 2012.

Many people have also complained about how weak the Big East is so TCU can become their football powerhouse since the Big East is guaranteed at least 1 BCS Bowl Game. With the other Eight teams being West Virginia, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Louisville and Rutgers, TCU could possibly be able to Win the conference in its first year.

TCU is leaving the MWC, or Mountain West Conference after joining in '05. Coincidently As TCU is leaving, Boise State is entering the Conference. BYU and Utah are both leaving the MWC as well. So long for competition for Boise as it has screwed itself over by joining the MWC.

TCU has also accepted a full deal to the Big East, joining its basketball conference too, becoming its 18 member. Many teams in the entire 18 team Big East don't have a football team to compete at Division I level and some don't have a team at all. TCU is the conference's most western conference and will likely gain a lot of popularity in recruits hoping to join the Big East.

TCU is one of the many teams leaving and joining new conferences this decade. By 2013 it will be a new Era in College Sports as almost every conference is gaining or losing a team to form super conferences. Hopefully all of these changes turn out good and competition is even better.

College Football Week 13 Recap

With 3 changes in the top 5 this week College Football is ready for its last week of the season before Bowl Games and Conference Championships:

Teams in the Top 25 That Lost:

4. Boise State vs 19. Nevada
5. LSU vs 12. Arkansas
9. Oklahoma State vs 13. Oklahoma
11. Alabama vs 2. Auburn
21. Arizona vs 1. Oregon
23. North Carolina State vs Maryland
24. Iowa vs Maryland

Top Performances:
1. Nevada Wolfpack- They defeated Boise 34-31 and were the first team to do it in over 2 full regular seasons. The team mounted a 24-7 comeback at half and ended up kicking the game winning Field goal. Shout out to Quarterback Colin Kaepernick
2. Cam Newton- Helped lead Auburn to a comeback victory over Alabama for the Iron Bowl Title. He passed for 219 yards and all 4 Touchdowns in a 28-27 Victory
3. Wisconsin Badgers- They put up 70 points up again and this time the running backs combined for over 325 Yards and 5 Touchdowns. I can start smelling the roses for Wisconsin

Top Disappointments:
1. Boise State Broncos- This one really is on the kicker who missed 2 controversial Field Goals, the first to win and second to give the team the lead. This is the first time Boise has lost a Regular Season game in two years and a game in conference in like forever.
2. Oregon State Beavers- After coming very close in many hard games this year the Beavers were shut out in a game they could have won against Stanford
3. Alabama Crimson Tide- After starting the season at #1 the Tride have lost their third game this season and blew a lead over #2 Auburn.

Game of the Week: Boise State vs Nevada: 34-31 Nevada
Boise started off with a nice lead over Nevada as Kellen Moore played well as usual. Going into halftime they had a nice 17 point lead. Though as most people could had projected, Nevada came back and ended up tying the game up at 31. As time expired Boise State's Kicker missed an easy Field Goal sending the game to overtime. The Broncos got the ball first in OT and drove down a few yards before having to attempt another Field Goal. This time he missed again to the other direction. Nevada then faced a 4th down and drilled a Field Goal for the win, defeating Boise and giving them their first regular season loss in a while.

Top Games for Next Week:
1. Auburn vs South Carolina
2. Oregon vs Oregon State
3. Oklahoma vs Nebraska
4. Florida State vs Virginia Tech
5. Arizona vs Arizona State

Bowl Predictions:

BCS Championship Game: Oregon vs Auburn
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs TCU
Sugar Bowl: Arkansas vs Oklahoma
Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs West Virginia
Fiesta Bowl: Stanford vs Ohio State

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NFL Week 12 Predictions

Patriots vs Lions: 27-13 Patriots
Saints vs Cowboys: 28-21 Saints
Jets vs Bengals: 17-10 Jets
Packers vs Falcons: 35-30 Falcons
Giants vs Jaguars: 30-23 Giants
Bills vs Steelers: 28-10 Steelers
Panthers vs Browns: 24-13 Browns
Redskins vs Vikings: 30-28 Vikings
Texans vs Titans: 24-20 Texans
Dolphins vs Raiders: 27-17 Raiders
Chiefs vs Seahawks: 35-20 Chiefs
Eagles vs Bears: 23-20 Bears
Broncos vs Rams: 28-21 Broncos
Bucs vs Ravens: 23-17 Ravens
Chargers vs Colts: 35-32 Chargers
Niners vs Cardinals: 23-20 Niners

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NFL Week 11 Recap

Bears vs Dolphins: 16-0 Bears
Bears Player of the Week: Matt Forte- 97 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Dolphins Player of the Week: Karlos Dansby- 10 Tackles and 1 Sack
The Bears shutout the Dolphins and retake the NFC North lead on Thursday Night Football

Bills vs Bengals: 49-31 Bills
Bills Player of the Week: Steve Johnson- 136 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
Bengals Player of the Week: Cedric Benson- 124 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Bills comeback to outscore the Bengals 35-0 in the 2nd half as everyone on the offense over achieves

Cowboys vs Lions: 35-19 Cowboys
Cowboys Player of the Week: John Kitna- 147 Yards and 4 Touchdowns
Lions Player of the Week: Nate Burleson- 97 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Cowboys win 2 straight as John Kitna excels in place of Tony Romo

Titans vs Redskins: 19-16 Redskins (OT)
Titans Player of the Week: Chris Johnson- 130 Rushing Yards
Redskins Player of the Week: Santana Moss- 106 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Redskins come back from a awful loss to the Eagles and beat the Titans in OT

Chiefs vs Cardinals: 31-13 Chiefs
Chiefs Player of the Week: Dwayne Bowe- 109 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Cardinals Player of the Week: Larry Fitzgerald- 90 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Chiefs defeat the Cardinals by18 with a strong performance from Charles, Jones, Bowe, and Cassel

Packers vs Vikings: 31-3 Packers
Packers Player of the Week: Greg Jennings- 152 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
Vikings Player of the Week: Ryan Longwell- 1/1 on Field Goals, Only points of the game
The Packers demolish the Vikings in Brad Childress' last game as the head coach of the Vikings

Jets vs Texans: 30-27 Jets
Jets Player of the Week: Santonio Holmes- 126 Yards and 2 Touchdowns, one game winning
Texans Player of the Week: Arian Foster- 143 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
The Jets win another game in the final seconds as Rex Ryan almost dies of heart burn, not because of the excitement but because of the amazing food in the New Meadowlands

Steelers vs Raiders: 35-3 Steelers
Steelers Player of the Week: Ben Roethlisberger- 275 Passing Yards, 55 Rushing Yards and 4 Total Touchdowns
Raiders Player of the Week: Sebasian Janikowsi- 1/1 Field Goals, only points of game
The Steelers demolish the Raiders as Big Ben shows why the Steelers missed him the first 4 weeks

Ravens vs Panthers: 37-13 Ravens
Ravens Player of the Week: Ray Lewis- 10 Tackles 1 Interception and 1 Touchdown
Panthers Player of the Week: Mike Goodson- 120 Rush Yards
The Ravens destroy the Panthers but did that surprise anybody?

Jaguars vs Browns: 24-20 Jaguars
Jaguars Player of the Week: Maurice Jones-Drew- 133 Rush Yards, 88 Receiving Yards, 1 Touchdown
Browns Player of the Week: Peyton Hillis- 48 Rush Yards 95 Receiving Yards 1 Touchdown
Jaguars show signs of life as they actually have a winning record and some solid stat lines

Falcons vs Rams: 34-17 Falcons
Falcons Player of the Week: Michael Turner 131 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Rams Player of the Week: Michael Hoomanawanui- 46 Yards 1 Touchdown and 1 Awesome name
Falcons double the Rams and show they are arguably the best team in the NFL

Saints vs Seahawks: 34-19 Saints
Saints Player of the Week: Dres Brees 382 Yards and 4 Touchdowns
Seahawks Player of the Week: Mike Williams- 109 Yards
Who Dat nation wins when needed and are still competing in the NFC South, the most intense division in the league

Bucs vs Niners: 21-0 Bucs
Bucs Player of the Week: Mike Williams- 54 Yards 1 Touchdown
Niners Player of the Week: Patrick Wilils- 13 Tackles and 2 Sacks
In the Battle of the abbreviated names the Bucs blank the Niners and show their NFC South Pride

Patriots vs Colts: 31-28 Patriots
Patriots Player of the Week: Tom Brady- 186 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Colts Player of the Week: Peyton Manning- 396 Yards 4 Touchdowns but 3 Interceptions
The Patriots pull out a win vs the rival Colts As the Colts are demoted to the same record as the Jags

Giants vs Eagles: 27-17 Eagles
Giants Player of the Week: Justin Tuck- 7 Tackles and 3 Sacks
Eagles Player of the Week: LeSean McCoy- 111 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Michael Vick went doggy style on the Giants (oh no he didn't) and Eli forgot to take his Mental Retardation pills as the Eagles defeat the Giants to claim the NFC East lead on Sunday Night

Chargers vs Broncos: 35-14 Chargers
Chargers Player of the Week: Phillip Rivers- 233 Yards and 4 Touchdowns
Broncos Player of the Week: Brandon Lloyd- 78 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Chargers strike the Broncos on Monday Night Football as they come one game closer to taking over the AFC West

Comeback Kid

     Today Texas Rangers Outfielder, Josh Hamliton, was awarded the American League Most Valuable Player Award today. A few years ago many people would had never predicted Josh to win the award due to his troubled past.

     Hamilton was a highly anticipated rookie after being drafted #1 in the 1999 MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Unfortunately Josh started to slump and turned to drugs and alcohol to relive the pressure. After a near death experience, Josh decided to quit and finally got back to become the great baseball player he is now.

     Not only has Josh been clean since '05 but he has also just won the most prestigious award given to a Major League Baseball Player.

     This decision to elect Hamilton as the MVP is a no brainer. He batted .359, hit 32 homeruns and knocked in 100 RBIs. He also had incredible OBS, OPS, and SLG percentages. He also did all of this without even playing the last two months of the season due to injury.

     Comparing him to other batters in the American League he ranks 1st in Batting Average, OPS, and SLG. He ranks 2nd in OBP and is top 15 in every other batting category.

     The other players revieving votes were runner up Miguel Cabrera, third place Robinson Cano, followed by Jose Bautista and Paul Konerko.

     This award closes off the MLB 2010 awards and i would just like to say congratulations to all winners: Josh Hamilton, Joey Votto, Roy Halladay, Felix Hernandez, Nefatli Feliz, Buster Posey, Ron Gardenhire, and Bud Black

College Football Week 12 Review

As we get a week closer to the College Football Finale, the to 7 teams in the country hold their positions.

Top 25 Teams that Lost:
8. Nebraska vs 19. Texas A&M
20. Iowa vs 9. Ohio State
21. Mississippi State vs 13. Arkansas
24. Miami vs 16. Virginia Tech
USC vs Virginia Tech

Top Performances:
1. Kellen Moore- Led Boise to a 51-0 Victory and passed for 333 Yards and threw 4 Touchdowns.
2. Wisconsin Badgers running backs- Combined for over 350 yards and 6 Touchdowns in route to crushing Michigan in Anne Arbor.
3.Marcus Lattimore- on only 7 carries in a blowout win, he rushed for 102 yards and 3 Touchdowns.

Top Dissapointments:
1. Nebraska Cornhuskers- The team failed to score a touchdown and ultimately win as their BCS hopes get crushed with a sloppy loss to Texas A&M.
2. Utah Utes- yes, although they won, they needed a big time 4th quarter comeback to stop a 3rd loss in a row. With Utah's slump it makes TCU's victory over them not look as good.
3. Iowa Hawkeyes- lost another game this week and 2nd in a row as they lose at home to Ohio State, they started off as a great team but down the stretch just have not been clutch.

Game of the Week: LSU vs Ole Miss: 43-36 LSU

     In this game Jeremiah Masoli and Ole Miss led the LSU Tigers for most of the game. This game was very exciting and a lot of touchdowns were scored. Both teams had huge running games where each scored 4 rushing touchdowns. Ole Miss took a 1 point lead with a few minutes left but LSU ultimately wont the game with only 44 seconds left. This game also helped LSU set up a potential SEC championship if Auburn loses to Alabama. It also will keep them in the top 5 teams in the country and if everything can work out perfectly we could see them in the title game come January.

Top Games for next week:
1. Auburn vs Alabama
2. Oregon vs Arizona
3. LSU vs Arkansas
4. Boise State vs Nevada
5. Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State
6.Michigan vs Ohio State (classic game every year)
7. Stanford vs Oregon State
8. Michigan State vs Penn State
9. Florida vs Florida State

All these games are potential upsets and BCS breakers so be sure to watch as many games as you can this saturday

Monday, November 22, 2010

Definitely Not Forever Young

     The Titans got sacked again today as they lost their starting Quarter-back Vince Young for the season. In this weeks game vs the Redskins, Vince hurt his thumb and severely tore a muscle. He will need season ending surgery and was placed on the season ending IR. The titans will greatly miss him has crunch time and playoff fighting begins.

     Vince and the Titans have a 5-5 record after losing the last three games. Still, they are right in the playoff hunt in this crazy and unpredictable NFL Season. The Titans are only a game back from the Jaguars and Colts who lead the division and are only a few games away from the wild card.

     Still six weeks from now is a long time and much of the NFL season is yet to unfold. On the positive note, the Titans have a solid backup in Kerry Collins who has led them to much success in the past. Young joins Kenny Britt who also was injured earlier in the season after putting up some pretty solid stats.

     On the bright side, the Titans still have a ridiculous Running-back in Chris Johnson who led the league in rushing last year with over 2,000 yards. For now, only time will tell the outcome of the Titans and the rest of the teams in the NFL this season.


  What do only the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Celtics have in common with this Jimmie Johnson?Yes, thats right, the answer is 5 or more championships in a row. Not even names like Jordan, Chamberlain, Manning, Brown, Ruth, or Gretzky were capable of doing this. Racing legends like Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Allison, Richard Petty, or Jeff Gordon weren't even able to accomplish this extraordinary feat.

     On sunday, Johnson started the day in 2nd place behind Denny Hamlin, who held his position throughout most of the season. Though, who could have guessed it would be Johnson to come from behind and win yet another championship. The scenario was all Hamlin had to do was finish ahed of Johnson and to lead more laps then him. Of course neither of those things happened, Johnson finished in 1st and one another championship.

     Many people love to argue how NASCAR is boring and takes no skill. half of that is true because five-hundred laps of watching can be boring but not if you are doing the driving. Imagine going close to 200 MPH around a narrow lap with close to fifty other cars around you. Yes, not very boring is it. It must be exhilarating to drive a car with such speed and precision. And the fact that it takes no skill? Race car driving has reported many unfortunate deaths so obviously you must know what your doing in order to race in one of those bad boys.

    As to the extent to say that Johnson is one of the best athletes of all-time i might have to disagree. He is very skilled at driving but i cannot say he is a very athletic guy. Yes he dominates his sport but put him on a field or court and i doubt he would be able to compete with those super athletes. Still what Johnson has done is amazing and i would like to congratulate him

Chilly Situation in Minnesota

   Today, the highly awaited firing of Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress finally occurred. After leading the team to a horrendous 3-7 record. This season was supposed to be "the year" for the Vikings as they finally might win that Superbowl, and Favre would be able to retire with no questions. Too bad none of this has happened because the team is just not in sync.

     Many have been predicting this firing for weeks now every since their record started to go downhill. Now that their playoff hopes have been crushed they Vikings are just looking to get back their mojo and win a couple of more games.
     They have the talent in many players just not many of them liked Childress. In an anonymous interview, many players shows much hatred for Childress and stated how much the team would be playing without him.

     Talent certainly isn't the problem for the Vikings. They have a lot of probowlers and stars like Favre, Peterson, Rice, Schiancoe, Harvins, Allen, Both Williams, and E.J. Henderson just to name a few. Especially after a late run to the NFC championship game last year, the Vikings proved they were a good team. The team just has terrible chemistry and they just can't pull together a higher score than the opponent by the end of 60 minutes.
     Childerss lead the team to success and 2 divisional championships the last two years, has fixed Adrian Peterson's fumbling problems, and has done much more for the team but this year the team really just couldn't win some games. It's unfortunate that comes a few months Favre drama will have to occur again as he really will think about going out on another bad note

New MVP in the National League

  The last two seasons, St. Louis Cardinals slugger, Albert Pujols has won the MVP award in the National League. This streak has come to an end after this years new winner, Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Joey Votto surpassed him in votes.

     Votto took home 31 of the total of 32 first place votes in a pretty one sided vote. He racked up a total of 443 points while Pujols got the other 1st place vote and 279 points. 3rd place was Rockies new slugger Carlos Gonzalez who had great stats this year and got 240 votes.

     Votto lead not only the Reds but the National League in many stats this year. He led his Reds to a divisional title beating out Pujols again, something that hasn't happened in the NL Central in years. Unfortunately the Reds ended up losing in the playoffs to the Philadelphia Phililes. Votto also took home the National League Hank Aaron award for the best hitter.

    Now for the stats: Votto lead the National League in On Base Percentage, OPS, and Slugging Percentage. He came second in Batting Average with an amazing .324 Average. He then placed third in homers and RBI's with 37 and 113 respectively. He also came in a very close fourth place for runs and walks. Also in the field he made very few errors this season. Votto clearly dominated the stats all over this year and deserved the award.

   Votto is a very young player for a very young team in the Reds. This is only his 3rd season in the MLB and he is not even getting payed a million dollars. Don't be surprised if you hear Votto's name in the future or the Cincinati Reds as both are progressing into a young great player and team.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

King Felix!

   I know I am a little late on this one, but i have been unavailable to write. Anyways, Congratulations to Felix Hernandez on the 2010 American League Cy Young. Although his record does not show it, he was by far the most dominant pitcher this year in the American League and maybe even the whole Major League.
     For the rest of the pitchers, CC Sabathia came in a pretty close 2nd place followed by Tampa Bay Rays ace, David Price. Felix lead the league in: Innings Pitched, ERA, WHIP, and was only one strikeout behind Jered Weaver for most strikeouts. The only negative was his record which was 13-12.
    Now for the controversy that many people have been arguing about. Did Hernandez really deserve to win the Cy Young with only 13 wins and 12 losses? I think he 100% deserved it and will back up that argument. If he leads the league in almost every pitching category how could he only get 13 wins and pile up 12 losses. Obviously the answer here is his team. If he is averaging close to only 2 runs per game that's the mariners fault that they cannot score because the average ERA for a pitcher is around 3.50. If Felix pitched for the Yankees, who were the best hitting team in the Majors this season, his stats would be scary. Proffesionals are predicting that he could have gotten anywhere from 23-27 wins which would be unheard of considering this years leader was CC Sabathia with 21, who does infact pitch for the Yankees.

     If i was Hernandez i would definitely be talking to my agent in this upcoming season and get me out of Seattle. Cliff Lee did it and he made it to the World Series. Hernandez does not deserve the crappy supporting of the Mariners when he could pitch for a solid team, get more wins, and win next years Cy Young unanimously. Either way Felix Hernandez is your 2010 Al Cy Young Award Winner, and once again congratulations to him.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

NFL Week 11 Predictions

Bears vs Dolphins: 24-13 Bears
Bills vs Bengals: 28-14 Bengals
Lions vs Cowboys: 27-24 Lions
Redskins vs Titans: 23-20 Redskins
Chiefs vs Cardinals: 28-20 Chiefs
Packers vs Vikings: 28-17 Packers
Texans vs Jets: 30-17 Jets
Raiders vs Steelers: 28-23 Steelers
Ravens vs Panthers: 24-10 Ravens
Browns vs Jaguars: 20-10 Jaguars
Falcons vs Rams: 29-18 Falcons
Saints vs Seahawks: 35-14 Saints
Bucs vs Niners: 24-17 Niners
Colts vs Patriots: 35-30 Patriots
Giants vs Eagles: 31-24 Eagles
Chargers vs Broncos: 28-24 Broncos

MLB Coaches Of The Year

     The Coach of the Year award does not necessarily go to the best team's coach but more of a coach that is liked by all his players and also wins a lot of games. This years recipients were Bud Black of the San Diego Padres and of the National League, and for the American League it was Minnesota Twins skipper, Ron Gardenhire.

     Gardenhire has been coaching the Twins since '02 and is one of the longest tenured coaches around. In his 9 seasons as manager he has led the Twins to the divisional title 6 times. He is a well liked guy around the clubhouse obviously if he has been there this long and also brings success. Gardenhire is a very smart and strategic guy and knows when prospects should shine into stars like Joe Mauer and Fransisco Liriano. Both were called up by Gardenhire and have become stars in the league.

     The Funny thing about Gardenhire is that you would think he has won this award before right? False. Gardenhire has actually been the runner-up for this award 5 times in his 9 seasons. Other names like Mike Scioscia, John Madden, Jim Leyland and Joe Torre. Finally he got his chance this year.

     Bud Black this year led a Padres team who were predicted to come in last place in a very competitive division to a very close 2nd place in the division. Black's Padres blew their divisional lead with only a few games left. They actually led the division for most of the season. Besides Black's first season with the Padres when he had ace Jake Peavy, the team has improved in the past 3 years.
     This is Black's first time winning this award as well. Past winners include divisional rival, Colorado Rockies coach, Jim Tracy, as well as Joe Girardi, Lou Piniella, and Bob Melvin. Once again congratulations to Mr. Gardenhire and Mr. Black

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NFL Week 10 Recap

Ravens vs Falcons: 26-21 Falcons
Ravens Player of the Week: Joe Flacco- 215 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
Falcons Player of the Week: Matt Ryan- 316 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
The Falcons comeback in the final minute to defeat the Falcons on Thursday Night

Lions vs Bills: 14-12 Bills
Lions Player of the Week: Calvin Johnson -127 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Bills Player of the Week: Fred Jackson- 133 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Bills win their first game this season as Fred Jax dominates

Bears vs Vikings: 27-13 Bears
Bears Player of the Week:  Jay Cutler- 237 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
Vikings Player of the Week: Husain Abdullah- 9 Tackles and 2 Interceptions
The Bears shut down the Vikings defense for a 2 score win

Jets vs Browns: 26-20 Jets (OT)
Jets Player of the Week: Mark Sanchez- 299 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
Browns Player of the Week:Peyton Hillis- 82 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Jets won another game in OT that easily could had been the other way

Colts vs Bengals: 23-17 Colts
Colts Player of the Week: Kelvin Hayden- 9 Tackles and an Interception return for a Touchdown
Bengals Player of the Week:Chad Ochocinco- 86 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Colts win another game but this time without the help of Peyton Manning

Dolphins vs Titans: 29-17 Dolphins
Dolphins Player of the Week: Anthony Fasano- 107 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Titans Player of the Week: Chris Johnson- 117 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Dolphins use 3 QB's in effort to defeat the Titans

Panthers vs Bucs: 31-16 Bucs
Panthers Player of the Week: John Anderson- 7 Tackles 1 Fumble Recovery
Bucs Player of the Week: Josh Freeman- 208 Yards and 2 Touchdown
Bucs show they are a real team now with a solid run and pass game along with the D

Jags vs Texans: 31-24 Jaguars
Jags Player of the Week: Mike Thomas- 149 Yards and 1 game winning Touchdown catch
Texans Player of the Week: Andre Johnson- 149 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Jaguars defeat the Texans on a last second bomb by Garrard

Giants vs Cowboys: 33-20 Cowboys
Giants Player of the Week: Mario Manningham- 91 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Cowboys Player of the Week: John Kitna- 327 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
The Cowboys win their 2nd game of the season as Jason Garrett's head coaching position begins

Chiefs vs Broncos: 49-29 Broncos
Broncos Player of the Week: Kyle Orton- 296 Yards and 4 Touchdowns
Chiefs Player of the Week: Jamaal Charles- 121 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Broncos demolish the Chiefs as Tebow gets action and scores twice

Seahawks vs Cardinals: 36-18 Seahawks
Seahawks Player of the Week: Matt Hasselbeck- 333 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Cardinals Player of the Week: Derek Anderson- 322 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Seahawks get another unexpected win over the Cardinals

Niners vs Rams: 23-20 Niners
Niners Player of the Week: Troy Smith- 356 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Rams Player of the Week: Sam Bradford- 251 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Troy Smith leads the 49'ers to another win in their comeback attempt

Steelers vs Patriots: 39-26 Patriots
Steelers Player of the Week: Mike Wallace- 136 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Patriots Player of the Week: Tom Brady- 350 Yards and 4 Touchdowns
Patriots win in Pittsburgh to redeem themselves after a loss to the Browns

Redskins vs Eagles: 59-28 Eagles
Redskins Player of the Week: Kelland Williams-139 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
Eagles Player of the Week: Michael Vick-333 Pass Yards and 4 Passing Touchdowns, 80 Rush Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Game Summary: 2 Words: Michael Vick

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NL Cy Young

     This years top ace in the National League went to Roy Halladay. Halladay is one of the few pitchers in MLB history to win a Cy Young in both the National and American League. In 2nd was Adam Wainwright and 3rd was Ubaldo Jimenez. Halladay racked up all 32 First place votes but who wouldn't vote him #1.

     Halladay pitched a no hitter, and a perfect game this season, once in his first postseason start ever. This guy is the most insane pitcher i have ever seen. As a Yankees fan, i was very happy when i heard he was moving out of our League so it would be much easier every time we faced the Blue Jays

     Halladay posted a 21-10 Record with a 2.44 ERA, which with a solid run support should win him any game. Halladay also had 219 Strikeouts in 250 innings. Halladay continued to pitch well not only in the regular season but also in the postseason where he pitched a no hitter and had a 2-1 record in 3 starts with 20 strikeouts and a 2.45 ERA which is almost identical to his regular season ERA

Tomorrow, the AL Cy Young award will be announced and it will most likely be CC Sabathia or Felix Hernandez

NL Rookie Of The Year

For the National League, this years Rookie of the Year was Giants Catcher, Buster Posey. Posey won this award a little easier than Feliz racking up 7 more points but yet both were pretty clear decisions. Posey provided a lot to the offense that won the World Series this Year, the San Francisco Giants. In 2nd was Jason Heyward and 3rd was Jaime Garcia

     This Year, Posey slugged in 18 Home Runs and ran in 68 men this year for the Giants. He batted .305 this year which is good for any player. The surprising thing about Posey is that he actually got called up very late May because the Giants old Catcher, Bengie Molina was traded to the Rangers who they would later play in the World Series

    Posey is from Georgia and is only 23 Years of age. He played his college ball at Florida State and before playing in the Majors, he was destroying Minor League competition. In the postseason his stats slowed down a little but that happens to everyone. Posey has the potential to be one of the great catchers in the league and could be the next Joe Mauer if he keeps up offensively and defensively.

AL Rookie Of The Year

 This years Rookie Of The Year for the American League was Texas Rangers Right Handed Closer, Neftali Feliz. Feliz definitely earned this year pitching phenomenally well in the bullpen this year. In 2nd Place came Tigers Outfielder Austin Jackson who hit pretty well but still did not compare to Feliz this season

     He posted a 4-3 record and 40 saves in around 70 innings of pitching. They used him in most playoff games to finish off batters in the 9th. Feliz also had a 2.73 ERA which is pretty good. Feliz ranked 3rd in the AL in saves out of 14 teams

    Feliz is only 22 Years old and is from the Dominican Republic. Also he is not even getting payed half a million dollars. His salary this year was $410,000. Feliz stands at 6'3 which is pretty tall and thats how he gets most of his speed in his fastball which is his most dominant pitch.

     With Feliz' young age we might be seeing his name come up a lot in future years as he is already a dominant player at his position today.

Monday, November 15, 2010

College Football Week 11 Recap

Another week in college football has gone by:

Teams in the top 25 that lost:
13. Iowa vs Northwestern
14. Utah vs Notre Dame
18. Arizona vs USC
19. Mississippi State vs Alabama
23. Florida vs South Carolina
24. Kansas State vs Mizzou
25. UCF vs Southern Mississippi

Top 3 Performances:
1. Wisconsin Badgers- Anyone who puts up 83 Points in a game deserves credit especially without their starting running back John Clay
2. Arkansas QB Ryan Mallet- threw for 215 Yards and 5 touchdowns in route to crush  Utep by 37
3. South Carolina RB- Marcus Lattimore- He ran for 215 Yards and 3 touchdowns in a winning effort against Florida to clinch the SEC division

Top 3 Disappointments:
1. Indiana Hoosiers- When you give up 83 points in a game that is only 60 minutes that says something. By the end of the 3rd Wisco had all 3rd and 4th strings in and countinued to score
2. Oregon, Auburn, TCU- All these team won very close games all to unranked teams.If they want to stay in the top 3 they should all be winning by bigger margins
3. Utah Utes- From the beginning i knew this team was full of pretenders and their really showing it off with back to back losses. Shows how weak the MWC is and with this loss totally cancels out TCU's win over them because it shows how bad they are

Game of the Week: Oregon vs California: 15-13 Oregon
This game was the closest game Oregon had to play all year, and they scored the least amount of points in doing so. Oregon was up 2 when Cal's kicker missed a field goal in the last 2 minutes. If converted that Field Goal might had won California the game due to how bad Oregon has played. Look for an upset in the future in any of the top 5 spots

Top 5 Upcoming Games:
1. Ohio State vs Iowa
2. Wisconsin vs Michigan
3. Stanford vs California
4. Nebraska vs Texas A&M
5. Miami vs Va. Tech

Thursday, November 11, 2010

NFL Week 10 Predictions

Ravens vs Falcons: 24-21 Falcons
Lions vs Bills: 28-21 Lions
Vikings vs Bears: 28-17 Vikings
Jets vs Browns: 24-13 Jets
Bengals vs Colts: 28-27 Colts
Titans vs Dolphins: 26-20 Titans
Bucs vs Panthers: 17-9 Bucs
Jaguars vs Texans: 30-21 Texans
Giants vs Cowboys: 28-10 Giants
Chiefs vs Broncos: 24-21 Chiefs
Cardinals vs Seahawks: 23-17 Cardinals
Rams vs Niners: 24-21 Niners
Steelers vs Patriots: 24-20 Steelers
Eagles vs Redskins: 28-24 Eagles

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NL Gold Gloves

The following fielders below have been elected to represent their division and position, as the best in the game. The number in parenthesis will represent how many times they have won a gold glove:

Pitcher: Bronson Arroyo, Cincinnati Reds (1)
Catcher: Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals (3)
1st Base: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals (2)
2nd Base. Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds (2)
3rd Base: Scott Rolen, Cincinnati Reds (8)
Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies (1)
Outfield: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies (1)
                 Michael Bourn- Houston Astros (2)
                 Shane Victorino, Philadelphia Phillies (3)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

AL Gold Gloves

Today, the first of the MLB Awards were presented to players in the American League, who did the best fielding job in their position: the following shows who one the awards, the number in parentheses will represent the number of times they have won the awards:

Pitcher- Mark Buehrle, Chicago White Sox (2)
Catcher- Joe Mauer- Minnesota Twins (3)
1st Base- Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees (4)
2nd Base- Robinson Cano, New York Yankees (1)
3rd Base- Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays (2)
Shortstop- Derek Jeter, New York Yankees (2)
Outfield- Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners (10)
                 Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Rays (1)
                 Franklin Gutierrez- Seattle Mariners (1)

Surprisingly a name usually on this list, Torii Hunter was left off the list this year, and was replaced by one of the three other Outfielders, Suzuki, Crawford, or Gutierrez

NFL Week 9 Recap

Bucs vs Falcons: 27-21 Falcons
Falcons Player of Week: Michael Turner- 107 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Bucs Player of Week: Mike Williams- 89 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Falcons beat the improved Bucs to hold the divisional lead

Bears vs Bills: 22-19 Bears
Bears Player of Week: Jay Cutler- 188 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Bills Player of Week: Steve Johnson- 145 Yards
The Bears defeat the Bills which shouldn't surprise anyone because the Bills have yet to win

Browns vs Patriots: 34-14 Browns
Browns Player of Week:Peyton Hillis- 184 Yards and 2 Touchdown
Patriots Player of Week: Tom Brady 224 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
The Browns upset the Patriots as Peyton Hillis runs all over the defense

Jets vs Lions: 23-20 (OT)
Jets Player of Week: Braylon Edwards- 78 Yards and a Touchdown
Lions Player of Week: Matthew Stafford- 240 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
The Lions lose the Jets only because Suh had to kick and miss a PAT

Cardinals vs Vikings: 27-24 Vikings (OT)
Vikings Player of Week: Brett Favre- 446 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Cardinals Player of Week: Larry Fitzgerald- 107 Yards
The Vikes all connected on sunday as Favre had a career day in route to defeat the Cards

Saints vs Panthers: 34-3 Saints
Saints Player of Week: Drew Brees- 253 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Panthers Player of Week: James Anderson- 9 Tackles (2 for loss)
The Saints beat the Panthers as the Panthers lose about half their team to injury

Ravens vs Dolphins: 26-10 Ravens
Ravens Player of Week: Joe Flacco- 266 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Dolphins Player of Week: Karlos Dansby- 10 Tackles (2 for loss)
The Ravens improve to 6-2 after beating the Dolphin by 16

Chargers vs Texans: 29-23 Chargers
Chargers Player of Week: Phillip Rivers- 294 Yards and 4 Touchdowns
Texans Player of Week: Arian Foster-127 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
The Chargers beat the Texans in a high scoring game without Antonio Gates

Chiefs vs Raider: 23-20 Raiders
Raiders Player of Week: Jacoby Ford- 148 Yards and 1 94 Yard Touchdown Return
Chiefs Player of Week: Matt Cassel- 216 Yards and 2 Touchdown
The Raiders continue their hot-streak thanks to Ford's performance

Colts vs Eagles: 26-24 Eagles
Colts Player of Week: Javarris James- 2 Touchdowns
Eagles Player of Week: Mike Vick-218 and 1 Touchdown through the air, 74 Yards 1 Touchdown on the ground
The Eagles look good with Vick back as they defeat the Colts

Giants vs Seahawks: 41-7 Giants
Giants Player of Week: Hakeem Nicks- 128 Yards and 1 Touchdown
Seahawks Player of Week: Ben Obomanu- 38 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Giants only needed 3 quarters to put up 41 on the Stinkhawks

Cowboys vs Packers: 45-7 Packers
Cowboys Player of Week: Dez Bryant- 86 Yards and 1 Tochdown
Packers Player of Week: Aaron Rodgers- 289 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
The Packers beat the 1-win Cowboys as Wade Phillips loses his job

Bengals vs Steelers- 27-21 Steelers
Bengals Player of Week: Terrell Owens- 141 Yards and 2 Touchdowns
Steelers Player of Week: Mike Wallace-110 Yards and 1 Touchdown
The Begals lose the Steelers as Carson Palmer's careless INT loses me my fantasy week

Monday, November 8, 2010

College Football Week 10 Recap

This week in College Football, many pieces to the puzzle fit in to help make BCS Projections much easier

Top 25 Losses:
5. Utah vs 3. TCU
6. Alabama vs 10. LSU
8 Oklahoma vs Texas A&M
12. Mizzou vs Texas Tech
15. Arizona vs 13. Stanford
19. South Carolina vs 18. Arkansas
21. Baylor vs 17 Oklahoma State
24. Florida State vs North Carolina
25. North Carolina State vs Clemson

Top Performances
1. Auburn QB Cam Newton- Passed for 316 and 4 Touchdown and ran for 60 and a Touchdown, in a win over Chatanooga
2. TCU QB Andy Dalton- Threw for 355 and 3 Touchdowns in route to a blowout over 5. Utah
3. Boise State QB Kellen Moore- launched over 500 Yards and 3 Touchdowns in victory over the best non-ranked team Hawaii, hes my Darkhorse for the Heisman

Top Dissapointments
1. Utah- They totally showed how overrated they were when they got blew out at home by TCU, obviously this team was not meant to play the big boys when they can't even beat TCU
2. Mizzou QB Blaine Gabbert- Failed to pass for over 100 yards and failed to lead his team to a victory, knocking out of BCS Contention
3. Hawaii QB Brant Moniz- The Nations top QB failed to pass for over 150 yards and even 1 touchdown as his team gets embarrassed by Boise State. Can Someone besides Jared Weiss please acknowledge how good the Broncos are if their D can shut down the top O

Game of the Week: Michigan vs Illinois
 In this high scoring game of the week Michigan's offense put up 67 on the illini as Illinois scored 65 ending the game 67-65 Wolverines. In this game, Denard Robinson passed for 306 and 3 Touchdowns While Illinois' running back and quarter back scored 3 Touchdowns each. It took the Wolverines 3 OTs and regular time to defeat the Fighting Illini after stopping a conversion

Top games for next week
1. Auburn vs Georgia
2.TCU vs San Diego State
3. Oregon vs Cal
4.Ohio State vs Penn State
5. Florida vs South Carolina

BCS Bowl Predictions
Championship Game: Boise State vs Oregon
Sugar Bowl: Auburn vs TCU
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs Stanford
Orange: Pittsburgh vs Virginia Tech
Fiesta Bowl: Nebraska vs Michigan State

Fire in Dallas

      On Monday, Jerry Jones, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys finally had enough with his teams performance and decided to fire Head Coach Wade Phillips

     This firing comes after the 1-7 start for the Cowboys, which almost guarantees no post season. The Cowboys were predicted by some to win the division which could be arguably the best in the NFL

     Heres why it is Phillips fault for the teams success: The Cowboys have an awful rush game. Although they have three solid running backs in Barber, Jones, and Choice, Phillip's play call is so run heavy that it isn't balanced enough to support the team. Another reason to blame Phillips is the Defense. Phillips was also the DC of the Cowboys and has led the to the 24th best defense in the league. That is also the 8th worst. Names like DeMarcus Ware, and Terrance Newman have not even been in talks this year because other teams are averaging 28 points a game on the Cowboys.

     This is why is may not be Wade's fault: The Cowboys have been playing the last few games without probowler, and leader of the offense Tony Romo. Though before the injury the still were not doing to well. Also another reason is the strength of schedule. The Giants Eagles and Redskins are all the other teams in the division and all have great records and teams that all could make the playoffs. Also 5 of their losses have come from games that they lost by only 1 possession. The other losses being the blowouts by the Jags and the Packers

     Whose next in line? Well many signs point that current Offensive Coordinator, Jason Garrett. Garrett has matured Tony Romo and has good chemistry with the team. The only problem here might be the defense which he has little experience with, and the Cowboys do need to fix up the Defense, because Phillips was also the Defensive Coordinator. Another option the might look into are Bill Cowher, Mike Martz, or Dennis Green

Saturday, November 6, 2010

NFL Week 9 Predictions

Falcons vs Bucs: 24-17 Falcons
Bears vs Bills: 27-10 Bears
Patriots vs Browns: 31-13 Patriots
Jets vs Lions: 28-24 Lions
Vikings vs Cardinals: 28-27 Vikings
Panthers vs Saints: 24-9 Saints
Dolphins vs Ravens:30-15 Ravens
Chargers vs Texans: 35-31 Chargers
Chiefs vs Raiders: 31-28 Raiders
Colts vs Eagles: 30-28 Colts
Giants vs Seahawks: 28-20 Giants
Cowboys vs Packers: 30-17 Packers
Bengals vs Steelers: 28-23 Bengals

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NFL Week 8 Recap

Bengals vs Dolphins: 22-14 Dolphins
Bengals Player of WeeK: Terrell Owens- 65 Yards 2 Touchdowns
Dolphins Player of WeeK: Dan Carpenter- 5/5 Field Gaols with a Long of 54, 1/1 PAT
The Dolphins beat the Bengals in a game really taken over by the Kicker scoring 16 of 22

Jaguars vs Cowboys: 35-17 Jaguars
Jaguars Player of Week: David Garrard- 260 Yards, 5 Total Touchdowns
Cowboys Player of Week: Jason Wiiten- 9 Receptions, 97 Yards, 1 Touchdown
The Jags defeat the embarrassing Cowboys without Romo as Garrard Shines

Lions vs Redskins: 37-25 Lions
Lions Player of Week: Calvin Johnson- 9 Receptions, 101 Yards, 3 Touchdowns
Redskins Player of Week: Brandon Banks- 213 Return Yards, 96 Yard Touchdown
The Lions beat the Redskins in the final minutes as McNabb is benched

Chiefs vs Bills: 13-10 Chiefs (OT)
Chiefs Player of Week: Jamaal Charles-177 Rush Yards, 67 Receiving Yards
Bills Player of Week:  Paul Posluszny- 18 Tackles, .5 Sacks
The Chiefs needed OT to defeat the winless Bills but improve to 5-2

Rams vs Panthers: 20-10 Rams
Rams Player of Week: Sam Bradford 191 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Panthers Player of Week: Brandon LeFell- 40 Yards, 1 Touchdown
the Rams beat the awful Panthers by 10 as Bradford tosses 2 touchdowns

Packers vs Jets: 9-0 Packers
Packers Player of Week: D & S/T- 3/3 Field Goals, 0 Points, allowed, 2 Interceptions,2 Sacks, 62 Tackles
Jets Player of Week: N/A
The Packers shutout the Jets in arguably the most boring game of NFL History

Broncos vs Niners: 24-16 Niners
Broncos Player of Week: Brandon Lloyd- 169 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Niners Player of Week: Frank Gore 118 Yards, 1 Touchdown
The Niners beat the Broncos in London as the Broncos get worse every week

Chargers vs Titans: 33-25 Chargers
Chargers Player of Week: Antonio Gates- 128 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Titans Player of Week: Vince Young- 253 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
The Chargers bounce back and put up 35 on the best defense in the league

Seahawks vs Raiders: 33-3 Raiders
Raiders Player of Week: Darrius Heyward-Bay- 105 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Seahawks Player of Week: N/A
The Raiders prove they are serious contenders especially in the AFC West as the demolish another team with the offense wowing and the defense plowing

Vikings vs Patriots: 28-18 Patriots
Vikings Player of Week: Adrian Peterson- 92 Rush Yards, 1 Touchdown, 50 Receiving Yards
Patriots Player of Week: BenJarvous Green-Ellis- 112 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
The Patriots defeat the Vikings and take out Favre as the Vikings Playoff hopes shatter

Cardinals vs Bucs: 38-35 Bucs
Cardinals Player of Week: Larry Fitzgerald- 72 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Bucs Player of Week: LeGarrette Blount- 120 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
The 5-2 Bucs (Not a typo) defeat the Cardinals as Blount lead the offense to 38 points

Steelers vs Saints: 20-10 Saints
Steelers Player of Week: Rashard Mendenhall- 71 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Saints Player of Week: Drew Brees- 302 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
the Saints beat the Steelers in the Dome to improve to a 5-3 Record and Brees is back

Colts vs Texans: 30-17 Colts
Colts Player of Week:Peyton Mannig- 268 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Texans Player of Week: Arian Foster-102 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 65 Receiving Yards
The Colts even out the season record vs the Texans on MNF

What a Giant Win!

For the first time in over 50 years, the San Francisco Giants have won the World Series. They did make it this far in 2002 but lost to the Angels. The Giants defeated the Rangers in 5 games, the last one being in Texas. They got their 4 wins from aces Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum. Their bats were led by veteran AND World Series MVP Edgar Renteria. Renteria batted .421 and hit 2 Clutch Home Runs to lead the Giants. Also Buster Posey, Cody Ross, and the "Panda Bear", Pablo Sandoval contributed to run support. Here is their "Road to the Rings:
Regular Season:
Won the NL West with a 92-70 Record, clinching on the last day over the Paders who led most of the season with a 90-72 Record
Defeated the Atlanta Braves in 4 (Best of 5)
Defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in 6 (Best of 7)
World Series:
Defeated the Texas Rangers in 5 (Best of 7)

College Football Week 9 Recap

A New #1 took over the BCS Rankings this week with Oregon Surpassing Aurburn. Although Auburn defeated Ole Miss, the Computers thought that Oregon's win @ USC was bigger and therefore passed them in the rankings

Upsets in top 25:
5. Michigan State vs 18. Iowa
6. Missouri vs 14. Nebraska
16. Florida State vs North Carolina State
22. Miami vs Virginia

Top Performances
1. Nebraska RB Roy Helu Jr.- 307 Rushing Yards 3 Touchdowns in a upset over Mizzou
2. Oregon RB LaMichael James- 239 Yards, 3 Touchdown in victory over USC
3. Auburn QB Cam Newton- 209 Pass Yards, 2 Touchdowns,  45 Rush Yards, 20 Rec. Yards and 1 Touchdown and a win over Ole Miss

Top Disappointments
1. Michigan State Spartans- Lossed their undefeated season at the worst time to 18. Iowa
2. Missouri Tigers- Just a week after upsetting #1 Oklahoma, the Tigers blow it vs the Cornhuskers
3. Florida State- Lost an easy game to North Carolina State, showing that the ACC is a joke of a conference

Game of the Week: Oregon vs USC
Although the score doesn't show it (53-32) this game was actually close the whole game and Oregon pulled through at the final minutes. USC actually led the game 32-29 Before Oregon through on 24 straight points. The Ducks offense destroyed the opposing defense once again as the Thomas and James show was put into affect at the Colliseum. USC played well at first but do to some turnovers and missed conversions at the end, blew the upset and 8 game streak of College Gameday's Home Team Victory.

What To Look Forward To:
1. 3. TCU vs 5. Utah
2. 6. Alabama vs 10. LSU
3. 13. Stanford vs 15. Arizona
4. 18. Arkansas vs 19 South Carolina
5.  17. Oklahoma State vs 21. Baylor
6. Heisman Race