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Posted on: August 28, 2008 12:17 am
 

Fantasy Football Team

10 team draft. Starters in bold.

QB - Jay Cutler, Jake Delhomme

RB - Brian Westbrook, Maurice Jones-Drew, LenDale White, Thomas Jones

WR - Braylon Edwards, Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes, Vincent Jackson, Jabar Gaffney,

TE - Tony Gonzalez, Todd Heap

K - Nick Folk

D/ST - Cowboys, Eagles

Both starting runningbacks have a week 7 bye, but LenDale plays the Chiefs that week. I would be comfortable starting Cutler or Delhomme most weeks. Heap's health scares me, but he is my backup. Gaffney did little last season, but moves up 1 spot on the depth chart and will get a few scores.
Category: NFL
Posted on: August 28, 2008 12:14 am
 

Fantasy Football Team

10 team draft. Starters in bold.

QB - Jay Cutler, Jake Delhomme

RB - Brian Westbrook, Maurice Jones-Drew, LenDale White, Thomas Jones

WR - Braylon Edwards, Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes, Vincent Jackson, Jabar Gaffney,

TE - Tony Gonzalez, Todd Heap

K - Nick Folk

D/ST - Cowboys, Eagles

Both starting runningbacks have a week 7 bye, but LenDale plays the Chiefs that week. I would be comfortable starting Cutler or Delhomme most weeks. Heap's health scares me, but he is my backup. Gaffney did little last season, but moves up 1 spot on the depth chart and will get a few scores.
Category: NFL
Posted on: August 20, 2008 12:20 am
 

Going to Jays/Yanks

coming from a city without a lot of sports options, I can post every time I go to a game. Tomorrow I leave for Toronto for a week to visit friends. The only thing I was doing for sure was going to a Jays game. It just so happens that they play the Yankees while we are there (one of my friends living in Toronto is a Yankee fan) and Halladay is taking the hill. I know their chances of making the playoffs are very slim, but they seem to be playing better under Cito and Halladay is one of the best pitchers since I've been watching. GO JAYS!
Category: MLB
Tags: Halladay
 
Posted on: July 1, 2008 12:39 pm
 

I really don't hate the Vikings, really...

But everytime I end up in Minnesota, I end up cheering for the other team. Granted, it will only be the second time when the Packers come to Minny this year, but it does feel weird cheering against everyone else in the stands.

You see, I'm from Winnipeg, so going to an NFL game not only involves shelling out for the tickets, but also for a road trip (and gas). As a Christmas present last year, my dad took me and my brother to the Chargers/Vikings game last year. It was amazing. Even though I was wearing my Tomlinson jersey, they let me on the sidelines during the pre-game which was awesome. The Chargers got blown out, but I got to see Adrian Peterson break some records, and Antonio Cromartie score on the longest play in NFL history. On top of it, the fans around us were great. No one harassed me about me jersey (Well, one drunk guy did, after the game) and I ended up having some awesome conversations with a diehard Vikes fan.

This year, my dad got us tickets to see the Packers game. My brother's favorite team is GB, and I'll probably end up cheering for them so he won't be alone. Still not sure yet, but probably. I had a great experience with the fans last year, but I wonder how different it will be because of the rivalry. I know I'd give Raider's fans a harder time than Cardinals. The good news is my bro doesn't have a jersey, so we won't be picked out of a crowd lol. Don't get me wrong, I'm proud to support my team, but the Packers aren't me team.

Hopefully this becomes a tradition, although I'd only get to see SD once every 8? years. That means we'd probably go to the Packers games, where I'd once again cheer against those lovable Vikings. I'm really sorry, I love Adrian Peterson, and their defense is great. And Bud Grant will never look out of place on a wall of fame.
Posted on: May 8, 2008 5:31 pm
 

I love Byron Scott

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I love Byron Scott and am happy to have him as the coach of my favorite team. However, when I looked at his career coaching record I saw that it was below .500. Even with an impressive year this season and 2 trips to the finals on his resume, his winning percentage is .487. How could that be….? Let’s take a look at his less than spectacular seasons.

2000-01    26-56

This team had 19 different players, with 12 of them ending up starting at some point.

Rookies: Stephen Jackson (before anyone thought he’d be good), Kenyon Martin, Soumaila Samake, Eddie Gill. 4 rookies, and the latter two showed no promise whatsoever.

Players in their final season: Sherman Douglas, Jim McIlvaine, Jamie Feick, Jamel Thomas. Some were getting older, some just were never that good. Either way, 4 players on that roster never played in the NBA again.

For the same reasons (either declining or non-existent skill), 7 other players enjoyed 4 years or less in the association after that season. They are: Johnny Newman (1), Lucious Harris (4), Kendall Gill (4), Evan Eschmeyer (2), Doug Overton (2), Vladimir Stepania (3), Mark Strickland (2).

15 players were either rookies or in their last years in the league. The other 4 were Stephon Marbury, Aaron Williams, Keith Van Horn, and Kevin Ollie. (I didn’t know Ollie was still in the league until I looked it up.)

The Nets centers that season were Feick, McIlvaine, Samake, Stepania, and Eschmeyer. I had to laugh out loud at that one.

The next season they looked completely different. The Nets would make 2 straight finals appearances before Scott was fired in 2004.

2003-2004        22-20

This Nets team was streaky. Fueled by two 4-game winning streaks (and a 4-game losing streak), they started out 20-14. They went on to lose 5 in a row and Scott was fired after a 22-20 record. Some say Jason Kidd contributed to it, while he denies it. That’s not the point though. The point is that he was streaky with a streaky Nets team and was fired. The Nets won 13 in a row at the beginning of Lawrence Frank’s tenure, but finished 12-15. The next season the Hornets snatched Byron up, but somehow, he inherited an even worse team than the Nets team 3 years earlier.

2004-2005         18-64

22 different players, with 19 different starters.

Baron Davis was on his way out, and Lee Nailon ended up leading the team in scoring. Other notables included Dan Dickau, Chris Andersen, Bostjan Nachbar, Casey Jacobsen, Jackson Vroman, Junior Harrington, Matt Freije, Maceij Lampe, Alex Garcia, Corsley Edwards, and Lonny Baxter. These weren’t guys that barely saw the floor either. Of the 410 starts in a year, 91 came from these players.

J.R. Smith was a rookie, and hasn’t started as many games in his career since that season. Dan Dickau started 46 games that season, and has started 11 since.

As was the case in New Jersey, there were also players at the end of their careers. Rodney Rogers and George Lynch both finished their careers after that season.

The players that were good suffered through injuries. Jamaal Magloire played in just 23 games, and David Wesley played in just 26. P.J. Brown was the only consistent player on the team, and at 35 years old, was starting to decline.

As was the case in New Jersey, the team next year looked quite different. Chris Paul was introduced, and David West emerged as a dependable player. Even with Brown playing out of position at Center, the team finished at 38-44, a 20 win improvement.

2006-2007         39-43

Only a 1-game improvement the next season might be cause for concern, but the really concern was the injuries the team faced. Here are the regular starters and their games missed: Chris Paul (18), Peja Stojakovic (69), Desmond Mason (7), David West (30), and Tyson Chandler (9). Devin Brown was without a team going into the season and ended up starting 49 games. 6<sup>th</sup> man Bobby Jackson missed 26 games. With a healthy roster, one would have to think the team would have won a few more games. This leads us to this season. 56-26 and Coach of the Year.  Scott’s career record is still below .500 but that can be attributed to having 2 of 7 and a half seasons coaching rebuilding teams. He has brought his team to the NBA finals twice already, and is poised to make another run this year. 

 

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Posted on: April 25, 2008 10:48 pm
 

What a Sh!tty Day

I shouldn't complain too much, because I have enough to eat (still kinda hungry though...), and I have a place to live, and junk like that. However, today was pretty sh!tty.

Part A - waking up at 6 am. I am not a morning person. Enough said.

Part B - writing an exam. Exams suck.

Part C - getting called into work. Works sucks. 8 hours of work when you're not supposed to really sucks.

Part D - getting home and finding out the Rangers blew a 3 goal lead, and seeing the Hornets lose big to Dallas.

I guess that concludes my first blog. What a downer, eh? I'll get over it, when the Hornets and Rangers win it all, and when my boss gets attacked by killer bees. Until then, get your ron on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD796H08J7w&NR=1

Category: Women's NCAA
Tags: Ron Artest
 
 
 
 
 
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