Saturday, October 31, 2009

My letter to all Packers fans

Dear Packers fans attending tomorrow's Vikings vs. Packers game,

It would give me great pleasure and satisfaction if you would all please so kindly throw cheese at Brett Favrererer each time he takes the field at Lambeau tomorrow. It would also maybe stop the commentators weird love fest with him too.

That is all.



Sunday, October 11, 2009

Week 5 Picks

Browns @ Bills
@ Lions
Cowboys @ Chiefs
Vikings @ Rams
Raiders @ Giants
Bucs @ Eagles
Redskins @ Panthers
Bengals @ Ravens
Falcons @ 49ers
Patriots @ Broncos
@ Cardinals
@ Seahawks
@ Titans
@ Dolphins

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Edwards is far from Lebron, Crabtree caved and other week 5 news

Mark Sanchez has a new target to throw to this Sunday after the Browns traded WR Braylon Edwards, which we all know had something to do with him getting in a fight with Lebron's friends. C'mon Cleveland. We're not the dumb. We can put two and two together; even little blonde me could figure it out. We'll see how Edwards plays in New York. But I'm not really expecting much. I still have no faith in the rookie Sanchez (especially after last week).

The Browns, on the other hand, got WR Chansi Stuckey, LB Jason Trusnik and two undisclosed draft choices. They also came very close to stealing a win from the Bengals last week. This week, they're playing the Bills. I have a feeling the Bills are just going to get worse and worse the more T.O. gets frustrated. So perhaps the Browns actually pull out a win on the road this week.

Crabtree finally realized that 1. he's an idiot, 2. he's not going to get more money and 3. if he gets redrafted next year, he's really not going to get more money. He agreed to a 6-year, $32 mil deal with the 49ers after holding out and somehow the moron actually got more money (previously was offered 5 years, $20 mil). We'll see if he's worth it. I think this year is probably going to be a bust for him.

Other news around the league, QB Donovan McNabb is listed as probable and will most likely start for the Eagles against the Bucs. QB Matt Hasselbeck is expected to start for the Seahawks. The Steelers will probably be without Troy Polamalu again [he's still busy making Head & Shoulders commercials (side note: Troy, I love that commercial. It makes me laugh. Good job!)]. Eli Manning is likely to start on Sunday despite his heel injury. The Cowboys are probably without WR Roy Williams and RB Felix Jones.

I'll post picks later today.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Week 4 Picks

Lions @ Bears - This should be all Chicago but the Lions really aren't as bad as we think they are, so look for them to keep it close.

Bengals @ Browns - Now the Browns really are bad as we think they are. I wouldn't be surprised if they go 0-16 this year.

Seahawks @ Colts - The Colts destroyed the Cards last week and Seneca Wallace is still most likely starting for the Seahawks. I expect to hear Manning to Wayne/Clark TD! a lot today.

Giants @ Chiefs - The Giants are one of the best teams in the NFL right now and the Chiefs are fighting for their rightful position near the bottom.

Ravens @ Patriots - I don't care what you say but Tom Brady isn't back just yet. His accuracy isn't back to what it was and the Ravens are red hot right now. They finally have an offense to match their defense. I expect to see a lot of unhappy Bostonians today.

Bucs @ Redskins - The Redskins are bad but the Bucs are worse.

Titans @ Jaguars - The Titans are too good of a team to end up 0-4 and 0-2 in divisional games. This is a must win for them.

Raiders @ Texans - When the coach is punching his assistant coaches (allegedly), there's an issue.

Bills @ Dolphins - Pennington is gone for the season and the Fins are 0-3. In this must-win at home, it's probably going to be all wildcat. The Bills have Lynch back this week but Jackson has been playing well anyway so I don't think it'll make that much of a difference. McKelvin is out and T.O. is clearly pissed, I think the Bills could start to spiral downward fast.

Jets @ Saints - The Jets just seem overrated to me. Remember last season when the Bills started 5-1 or something like that. I have a feeling the Jets might pull something like that and then just crash and burn. The Saints on the other hand have been destroying opponents. They give up a lot of points but no one is close to them in points for.

Cowboys @ Broncos - The Broncos might be 3-0 but they haven't beaten anyone worthwhile. The Bengals are the only decent team and that was on a fluke TD. Otherwise, they've beaten the Browns and the Raiders. Welcome to week 4: your first test.

Rams @ 49ers - The 49ers look good and even without Gore they should pound the Rams today.

Chargers @ Steelers - The Steelers aren't looking like the defending Super Bowl champs. The Chargers might have LT back today but I'm picking the Steelers to sneak out with the win.

Packers @ Vikings - If this game was in Green Bay, I'd be picking the Pack all way. But in Minnesota, I don't think the fans are going to that angry with Favre.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My T.O. rant

Here's the thing with T.O. Yeah he's a bit of a drama queen. But here's the thing with this whole situation, the Bills didn't win. So yeah T.O. is being a baby about losing his streak, but I can understand his frustration. If the Bills won and he was bitching about things, I'd just be like oh that's just T.O. being T.O. However, since they didn't, I get it. I'd be annoyed too if my team lost and I didn't contribute to the team at all. So for the first time in my life, I'm going to say, "Lay off T.O."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The blacked out Lions

Do the Lions get their first win today? The Redskins haven't looked so hot this season. Unfortunately for Detroit, if the Lions do win today, no one in Detroit will see it. So here's my problem with the league blacking out games. Can anyone in Detroit even afford to go to the game? With the current state of this economy, I almost feel bad for Lions fans in Detroit. The Lions have lost their last 19 games. That's painful enough. I understand the point in blacking games out. The teams need fans in the seats. That's obvious. But in a market like Detroit, it's hard for those fans. I read that Detroit area is expected to lose 132,000 jobs this year. That's A LOT of jobs. Detroit is suffering enough. Don't punish them because they can't afford to see their sad Lions.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Barbie's banged up fantasy team

Well this is just a Barbie's fantasy team update because I need to rant.

Starting QB: Donovan McNabb...thank you for breaking your ribs.
Starting RB: Ladanian Tomlinson....way to sprain your ankle, man.
3rd WR: Anthony Gonzalez...falling down in a heap all by yourself is obviously the most epic way to sprain your MCL
DEF: Chicago...of course Urlacher is going to sit out this season.
K: Mason Crosby...well straining your abs sounds like you just ate a little too much at an all-you-can-eat buffet. At least you're still listed as probable so I won't be too mad.

Painful team...the fantasy gods are not loving me this season.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vick to play on Thursday

Eagles newest QB Michael Vick, who hasn't played an NFL game since Dec. 31, 2006, will make his debut with the team during their preseason game this Thursday. Reports say Vick has been playing well in practice but that's "not a game; we talkin' bout practice" (thanks Iverson). So it'll be interesting to see what happens tomorrow when he's got a real defense opposite him.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rex Ryan is my hero

Rex Ryan is just plain awesome.

"I never came here to kiss Bill Belichick's, you know, rings. I came to win. Let's just put it that way. So we'll see what happens. I'm certainly not intimidated by New England...," Ryan said previously. Now he's still going on about it; saying, "When I said that about Belichick, I'm just letting him know I'm not intimidated by him. He's got the same position I have. We're both head coaches in this league. He just happens to have a hell of a lot more Super Bowl wins. I don't have a win." That's okay, Rex. Because anytime you think you're about to become intimidated by him just remember this ridiculously funny episode of South Park, where Cartman points out that Belichick is quite the little cheater.

"Just before the last Super Bowl, Bill Belichick gathered his football players and said let’s win this one for real… Just this one time.. Let’s not cheat. You know what happened? They lost." - Eric Cartman, South Park

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

You've GOT to be kidding me!

As I've said on Twitter - Brett Favre retires and unretires faster than Usain Bolt runs 100m.

So the Vikings signed Favre today. *Sigh* Thanks Minnesota. So here's the thing: Week 8 the Vikings are visiting Lambeau. Cheeseheads, I'm begging you. Find as much moldy, gross, stinky cheese and throw it at Favre. Please.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I've been a bad little blogger

Ok I apologize for being M.I.A. as of late. Everyone keeps asking me about my thoughts on Vick. Well, let me tell you.
  1. I'm genuinely disappointed the Browns didn't sign him. The irony of Vick playing in the dawg pound would have been awesome.
  2. He spent a lot of time in jail. He's sorry. Other guys in the league have killed people (ok allegedly have killed people) and they didn't get the flack Vick's been getting. Not that I'm saying what he did was right but he served his time. Forgive him already.
  3. PETA piss the world off. Seriously. Everytime you throw paint on some woman with too much money's fur coat, you know she just goes out and buys another one. Therefore, you are actually assisting in killing animals too. So yeah, PETA, go away.
  4. Also, another PETA thing... Dear PETA, who is crazier: you or Philly fans? I think we all know the answer. This season is going to be a wild ride.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sanchez becomes the next really rich rookie

Jets rookie QB Mark Sanchez signed a five-year deal worth up to $60 million, with $28 million guaranteed. The starting QB for the upcoming season hasn't been named yet and it is open for either Sanchez or Kellen Clemens.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The off-season news hogger award goes to...

Why is everything all about Brett this off-season?? Anyway Favre had his right shoulder scoped last month apparently and is working on getting back to 100%. The Vikes are still interested for who knows what reason if Favre chooses to come back and unretire AGAIN.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

No action against Williamses

Word on the street is that the NFL isn't taking any action to enforce the four game suspensions on the Vikings Pat and Kevin Williams. The pair tested positive last season for a banned substance.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vick back at home

Michael Vick left prison early this morning to make his way home in Virginia to serve two months of home confinement ending July 20th. As I'm sure most of you are aware, Vick has been serving a prison term for dog fighting. Vick apparently wants to work with the Humane Society now to show his remorse and most likely, restore his public image. NFL Commissioner Goodell suspended Vick indefinitely so I guess we'll have to wait and see if he really believes that Vick is ready to come back and play. Although, I expect to see him back in somebody's lineup eventually.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Gruden to replace Kornheiser on MNF

Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden is going to test his chops as a commentator for Monday Night Football on ESPN. Gruden will be replacing Tony Kornheiser who has decided to leave after three years. For ESPN's sake, I hope Gruden can watch his potty mouth that we're so used to lip reading on the sidelines.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dancing with the Dolphins

Jason Taylor is back with the Miami Dolphins for a year worth $1.5 million. The former Dancing with the Stars star (that's right I said Dancing with the Stars star, not football star) played (when he wasn't injured, which was never) last season with the Washington Redskins, but was released in March. After spending 11 seasons in Miami, it only makes sense for him to return and stay/retire there.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dear Mr. Favre

Dear Brett:

It has come to my attention that you are contemplating (yet again) a return to the NFL. I regret to inform you that unfortunately, I have had enough and frankly there is no room in my NFL fandom for you to return. I have come up with possible reasons for your return:

  1. You want to further increase your chances of keeping your Most INTs record by throwing at least another 30 this season.
  2. You heard the Vikes are interested and have gone senile enough to think that purple would look good on you.
  3. You're hoping to go to a Florida team since that's where most people go to retire anyways.
Well here's a thought Brett, just move to Punta Gorda and do what everyone else who has hit freedom 55 does, golf, knit, do crosswords, sail, basically anything but play football. If Punta Gorda isn't good enough for you, you can check this link out.

Good luck in your retirement.



P.S. The hat suits you.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Disaster at Cowboys practice facility

A dozen people were injured in Irving, Texas on Saturday when the Cowboys' practice facility collapsed from strong winds. The accident left 33-year-old Rich Behm, a scouting assistant, paralyzed from the waist down. Two other Cowboys staff members were hospitalized with fractures as well.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday update

Here's what has been going on this week:

Falcons acquire TE Gonzalez

The Chiefs traded TE Tony Gonzalez (who wanted a trade last season) to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2010 2nd round pick. Not a bad deal since Gonzalez is getting up their in age.

Panthers sign QB Delhomme to a 5 year, $42.5 million extension

"It's all about being able to know that I can finish my career here in Carolina," Delhomme said. "That's what I've wanted, all I've ever wanted." Five years for a 34 year old QB is a long time.

People actually want QB Losman

Really?!? The Broncos and the Panthers have inquired about the Bills' back-up QB J.P. Losman. Apparently the Broncos are all about collecting QBs who can't play. But I guess Losman could back up Delhomme well enough in Carolina. Just keep handing the ball off J.P. Don't try to throw.

Colts save salary cap space with Wayne restructuring

WR Reggie Wayne agreed to a contract restructuring that would allow the Colts to save some salary cap space. Details haven't been released yet on how much it would save.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Lions need more than a new logo

The Detroit Lions revealed their new fiercer, tougher logo. I hope they don't think that is going to solve their problems. For one, it's still baby blue. A fierce, tough, baby blue lion. So scary! Secondly, it's still the same, sad, pathetic 0-16 team. Also, Detroit's economy is so bad that who can afford a $19.99 t-shirt with the new logo. So way to go Lions; another failure.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Retirement Madden!!

Everyone's favourite commentator, John Madden, announced his retirement today after 30 seasons looking down on the field from the broadcast booth. I have to admit I was a little heartbroken when I heard the news. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love Maddenisms. But at 73, I don't blame him at all. He wants to spend more time with his family. So enjoy retirement, John!

And I leave you with this: "Hey, the offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field, they're bigger than everybody else, and that's what makes them the biggest guys on the field.”

We'll miss you!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Colts 2009 schedule

Week 1 - vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - Well as long as the 2008 Jags show up and not a new and improved Jacksonville team, the Colts shouldn't have a problem with this one.

Week 2 - at Miami Dolphins - Good Monday Night Football matchup.

Week 3 - at Arizona Cardinals - I still maintain that their appearance in last season's Super Bowl was a fluke. But I guess we'll see how well Warner can connect with his receivers.

Week 4 - vs. Seattle Seahawks - Yeah this one's in the bag.

Week 5- at Tennessee Titans - This is a huge division match-up! I think that its outcome will be a big foreshadow for the remainder of the season.

Weel 6 - Bye - Rest up boys!

Week 7 - at St. Louis Rams - Once again, it's in the bag. Thank you NFC West.

Week 8 - vs. San Francisco 49ers - Read above.

Week 9 - vs. Houston Texans - Another big divisional game, I have this feeling Houston is going to have a good season.

Week 10 -vs. New England Patriots - Bring it on! With Brady back in the line-up, the Pats could be a huge threat again. It brings back the drama to this rivalry and makes for a great reason to sing, "I've been waiting all day for Sunday night."

Week 11 - at Baltimore Ravens - Another tough game and without homefield advantage. Hopefully the Ravens defense and their newly found offensive can be tamed by the Colts explosive offense.

Week 12 - at Houston Texans - Back to what I said about week 9, except in Houston.

Week 13 - vs. Tennessee Titans - Another one that makes me nervous.

Week 14 - vs. Denver Broncos - Dear Kyle Orton, Thanks for the win. Love, Leah

Week 15 - at Jacksonville Jaguars - We'll see how the Jags season plays out, this could be a big one for the Colts playoff hunt.

Week 16 - vs. New York Jets - I'm not worried.

Week 17 - at Buffalo Bills - I will be freezing cold cheering in the stands for this one. I think the Colts will make the playoffs before this game though so the starters probably will be on the bench.

With the exception of the mid-season madness starting with the Pats game, I'm feeling pretty confident this season.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Harrison signs new contract with Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed OLB James Harrison to a six-year $51.7 million deal. The new contract replaces the final year for Harrison's current contract and starts immediately. This is good news for the Steelers and any Steeler fans since Harrison is a key part of their ass kickin' defense.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cutler to Chicago

The Broncos have traded QB Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears. Apparently the Broncos are getting two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and QB Kyle Orton, while the Bears get Cutler and a fifth-round pick.

I guess the Broncos aren't too worried about winning this year. Orton? C'mon seriously?!

Although, on second thoughts, all they have to do is finish 8-8 in the amazingly talented AFC West to make the playoffs. So I guess Orton might be good enough to help the team finish .500.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Broncos to trade Cutler

Well boys and girls, it's official. The soap opera known as the McDaniels/Cutler saga will be coming to an end. The Broncos have announced that they will be trying to trade Cutler. Now let's see how quickly the rumours start about who is interested. From a logical standpoint, I'd guess the Lions or the Jets. Both need a QB. We'll see how it plays out.

Monday, March 30, 2009

2009 preseason schedule released

Here it is boys and girls. Some good matchups including a Super Bowl rematch.

2009 NFL preseason schedule

Hall of Fame Game
Aug. 9
Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans, at Canton, Ohio (NBC)

Week 1 (Aug. 13-17)
Aug. 13
Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)
Aug. 17
Carolina Panthers at New York Giants (ESPN)
Atlanta falcons at Detroit Lions
Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills
Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints
Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers
Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders
Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers
Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs
Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts
New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles
St. Louis Rams at New York Jets
Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens

Week 2 (Aug. 20-24)

Aug. 20
Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts (FOX)
Aug. 21
Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
Aug. 24
New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens (ESPN)
Atlanta Falcons at St. Louis Rams
Buffalo Bills at Green Bay Packers
Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots
Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks
Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns
Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings
New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans
New York Giants at Chicago Bears
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins
San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 3 (Aug. 27-31)

Aug. 27
Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Aug. 28
New England Patriots at Washington Redskins (CBS)
Aug. 29
San Diego Chargers at Atlanta Falcons (CBS)
Aug. 30
Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos (NBC)
Aug. 31
Minnesota Vikings at Houston Texans (ESPN)
Baltimore Ravens at Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts at Detroit Lions
Aug. 27
Jacksonville Jaguars at Philadelphia Eagles
New Orleans Saints at Oakland Raiders
New York Jets at New York Giants
St. Louis Rams at Cincinnati Bengals
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns

Week 4 (Sept. 3-4)

Sept. 3
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos
Sept. 3
Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans
Sept. 4
Houston Texans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals
Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams
Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints
New York Giants at New England Patriots
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks
Sept. 3
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers
Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

NFL Commissioner wants longer season

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is planning to propose to extend the regular season from 16 games to 17 or 18 games. This would mean less preseason games, which is fine by me! This will be proposed to team owners in May.

Free-for-all in Cleveland

Cleveland Browns new coach Eric Magnini has announced that he hasn't decided who will be the starting QB in Cleveland this year. He's going to have an open competition for the role of starter between Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson. My hope is that Quinn gets to be the starter. I think if he can stay healthy, he'll put the Browns in a better position than Anderson can. And plus, I'd rather look at him throwing the ball than Anderson...but that's my little Barbie heart speaking.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stallworth drove under the influence

Last week, Cleveland Browns WR Donte Stallworth hit a pedestrian while driving and 59 year old Mario Reyes died as a result.

Today, it has been reported that Stallworth's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit at the time of the accident. No charges have been laid yet but Stallworth could be charged with DUI manslaughter and could spend a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Friday, March 13, 2009

I act like I'm 8; But I wear 81

Because T.O. loves being the new biggest topic of my blog, he's acting like a spoiled little brat and WR James Hardy has switched his number from 81 to 84 so Owens can have his number 81. I know veteran players often get their number when they switch teams, but when you're a drama queen and this is basically your last shot at redemption, just suck it up and take whatever they give you.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

L.T. stays classy in San Diego

RB Ladainian Tomlinson will return to the Chargers after his future in San Diego was uncertain. His renegotiated contract keeps him with the Chargers until 2011, which gives the Chargers some breathing room in their salary cap.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

And the Bills continue to annoy me...

You've got to be kidding me! The Buffalo Bills signed WR Terrell Owens to a 1 year $6.5 million contract today. I feel the urge to buy season tickets to the Bills this year now so I can constantly chirp him. Also, this means that T.O. will be playing in T.O. since the Bills will play another home game in Toronto, like they did last season. The Bills seem excited but I have this feeling QB Trent Edwards is sitting somewhere saying "Oh f*** my life."

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bye bye T.O.

The Cowboys cut WR Terrell Owens yesterday after being the resident drama queen in Dallas for the past few seasons. Now there's rumours that the Patriots might sign Owens. All I can say is oh dear God, why?! Yes, Owens is a talented receiver. But his talent is shadowed by his oversized ego and princess-like personality. He can't get along with teammates, especially quarterbacks. Look at his past: Jeff Garcia's gay, Donovan's a pain, Romo won't throw to me. Oh Terrell, you are so whiney. Go back to the good old days when you ran around with a Sharpie signing EVERYTHING. That was loveable ego. This is just annoying.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Free Agency Update

Here's some free agency news:

The Ravens have come to an agreement with LB Ray Lewis after talks of Lewis leaving. The Ravens also signed C Matt Birk.

The Cards and Old Man Winter...I mean QB Kurt Warner have agreed to a 2 year $23 million deal.

The Seahawks signed WR T.J. Houshmanzadeh.

The Bengals signed WR Laveranues Coles to a 4 year $28 million deal.

The Saints re-signed WR Devery Henderson.

The Broncos sighed RB LaMont Jordan.

The Bengals re-signed RB Cedric Benson to 2 year $7 million.

The Bucs signed RB Derrick Ward.

The Redskins released DE/Dancing with the Stars dancer Jason Taylor and it's rumoured the Bucs are looking at him.

The Titans signed WR Nate Washington and DT Jovan Haye.

The Giants signed DE Chris Canty for 6 years $42 million.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Craziness: Day 2

The Patriots traded QB Matt Cassel and LB Mike Vrabel to the Chiefs. I haven't officially found out the details but so far the rumour is a 2nd round pick for Cassel, which seems like a bad deal for the Pats.

The Bills signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The 49ers re-signed LB Takeo Spikes to a 2 year contract.

The Titans re-signed QB Kerry Collins to a 2 year $15 million deal.

The Redskins and their bottomless pockets picked up G Derrick Dockery for 5 years $26 million.
The Eagles traded CB Lito Sheppard to the Jets for a 5th round draft pick and a conditional 2010 pick.

The Broncos signed RBs Cornell Buckhalter and J.J. Arrington.

The Broncos also signed S Brian Dawkins to a 5 year $17 million deal.

The Eagles signed RT Stacy Andrews.

The Giants signed LB Michael Boley to 5 years $25 million.

Apparently the Lions signed WR Bryant Johnson and traded QB Jon Kitna to the Cowboys. No details on either yet though.

Check back later tonight for more updates.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Free Agency

Day 1 of free agency, here's what has happened so far:

DT Albert Haynesworth shouted, "Give me the money!" and boy did the Redskins comply. He got a 7 year $100 million deal.

The Browns traded TE Kellen Winslow to the Bucs for undisclosed draft picks.

The Texans traded QB Sage Rosenfels to the Vikings for a 4th round draft pick. The Vikings signed Rosenfels to a 2 year $9 million deal. He'll compete with Jackson for the starting job.

The Jets signed LB Bart Scott.

The Pats picked up RB Fred Taylor and TE Chris Baker.

The Colts re-signed C Jeff Saturday .

CB DeAngelo Hall signed with the Redskins for 6 years $54 million.

That's all I've got for now. But I'll keep updating.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Marvin's in or out?

So now that the Colts have signed Hayden there's been lots of speculation that Harrison won't be returning. Why is this speculation just starting now? I thought this was pretty obvious as Harrison didn't have the greatest season. Reggie Wayne has stepped up to the number 1 receiver and Anthony Gonzalez got more receptions this season. Harrison's getting up there in the "Brett Favre needs to pack it in" category. As well, the drama with the shooting case isn't something the Colts need. They're not the Cowboys; they don't thrive on it. So Marvin, it's been nice but I think it's time to say goodbye.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Save the Buffalo Bill!

I have this assignment due tomorrow to create an ad for the WWF about saving the polar bears. While I was working on it, my friend suggested the polar bears don't need saving when compared to the Bills. Well here's my revamped ad (click it for a better view). P.S. the WWF really has nothing to do with this.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"OK guys this time I mean it..."

And so today marks the day that Brett Favre retires...again. Look Brett, I know you love football and what not but really if you try to come back again, I will scream. I will scream louder than I scream when I hear Joe Buck's voice. I know you love the game and honestly, I respect that. But there comes a time when that love cannot carry your body anymore (go ask Kevin Costner, he made the movie...or just go to your local video store and rent it). So enjoy your retirement just as much as NFL fans enjoyed your first 17 seasons. The 18th just gave me stuff to write about so I appreciate that but I don't think many others did.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Broken ribs & (a lack of) sympathy

Aw Ben, you want us to feel sorry for you; playing with broken ribs and all. Well newsflash Benny boy, I played volleyball with broken ribs while also suffering from pneumonia and that wasn't for money. So suck it up, princess! No one cares!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pro Bowl Day

This is probably my saddest day of the year. It signifies the end of the season and now I have to pretend to like hockey for a few weeks until baseball starts. The even sadder thing though is I don't even like the Pro Bowl. It's probably the most pointless game in all of sports. Since it's a week after the Super Bowl, it's so anti-climactic. I know they're attempting to combat this issue by playing the game the week before the Super Bowl next season, but that's going to be even worse. Any of the players playing in the Super Bowl won't be playing. My buddy, Alex, and I were talking about this the other day. We decided it would be more fun if it was a game of touch or flag football played with no equipment and just 100% for fun. But that's just us...what do you think?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Congrats to the Steelers

The Steelers are now the most winningest team when it comes to the Super Bowl . Santanio Holmes was named MVP; although I think it could have gone to James Harrison. But anyway congrats to the Steelers. Hopefully, they can enjoy it while everyone goes on about how the Cards got shafted.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday!!

It's every football fan's favourite day of the year!!! I mean, sure, I'm disappointed the Colts aren't in it but we'll get 'em next year.

So I was trying to decide who to cheer for. I ripped apart both teams pretty bad all season long. But when looking back on my posts this season, I absolutely cannot morally cheer for the Cards. I have such a hate on for the two west divisions that I can't do it. So go Steelers! Plus my Uncle Doug will be disappointed in me if I cheer against the Steelers haha. So here's my letter to Big Ben:

Dear Mr. Roethlisberger,

Please don't get sacked 7 times and blow the game.

Love, Barbie.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


This isn't news but it made me laugh.

So Friday night some friends and I were out and we got into a discussion of what is better: the NCAA or the NFL? After some valid comments, my buddy Luke says "College ball is packed with more action and goodness." Action and goodness...needless to say the discussion ended because no one knew how to reply to that. But I did promise Luke he'd get a quote on my blog for that one so once more ladies and gentlemen:

"College ball is packed with more action and goodness." - Luke Morris


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cards fans need to grow up!

Cardinals fans in Chandler, Arizona decided to play some pranks on Donovan McNabb. It started off as harmless jokes by putting Cardinals flags and cheers on his front yard. McNabb found the humour in the original pranks. The second set seriously crossed the line when two fans burned Cardinal cheers into McNabb's front lawn with diesel gas causing $2000 in damage. That is really ridiculous and unnecessary. The police traced the evidence to 37 year old Rex Perkins. You're 37 years old!! This is the kind of prank you'd expect from some teenagers with too much time on their hands. Grow up!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

We are the (conference) champions

Eagles @ Cardinals - ...Seriously that actually happened. For the first time, the Cards are going to the Super Bowl. In addition to the Bowl trip, the Cardinals have officially taken over as last year's Giants. I'd mentioned it a few times here and there but I refused to believe it. Now there's no more use in denying it. The first half was all Zona offense! Warner to Fitzgerald times 3! Then in the 2nd half the momentum switched. The Eagles remembered how to score and the Cards almost blew it but Arizona held on to earn their first Super Bowl trip. Now the interesting part of this outcome will be McNabb's future in Philly...The city may have loved him if he got to the Super Bowl and brought home the title but the boos may be unbearable now.

Ravens @ Steelers - In Roethlisberger's rookie year, he was in Joe Flacco's shoes. A rookie in the AFC Championship game. Unfortunately for Flacco, he didn't play like Big Ben did when Ben was a rookie. Flacco, instead, played like a rookie. Careless mistakes, 3 INTs, 3 sacks...just not a good day for the Ravens offense to get anything going. The Ravens tried to get things going with their running game and McGahee scored 2 TDs before a nasty hit from Steelers safety Ryan Clark left McGahee apparently unconscious on the field with a few minutes left in the game. (Note: from what I've read, McGahee is expected to make a full recovery). The Steelers look like they could be onto their 6th Super Bowl championship which would be the most for any franchise. Although, it could be interesting if Hines Ward remains injured after leaving the game and not returning with a knee injury.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Oh Tony say it ain't so

Tony Dungy announced to the Colts and their fans today that he will be retiring from coaching. This is such a heartbreaking year to be a Colts fan! I wish Coach Dungy all the best in whatever future he pursues. We'll miss you in Indy. Not that I'm in Indy but you know what I mean.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Divisional Sunday

Well today was less of a WTF so I can't call it part 2.

Eagles @ Giants - The soaring Eagles continued playing red hot while the Giants just played like they only half showed up. The Giants just couldn't get anything going and were held out of the endzone and to 5 field goal attempts (only 3 were successful). They also couldn't convert 2 crucial 4th downs in the 4th quarter. With the Eagles win today and the Cardinals win yesterday, this is the first time a top 3 seed isn't in the NFC Championship game. Now there is a WTF part to this outcome, the Eagles have to travel to Arizona for the game. That's right the Cardinals get home field advantage...WTF. I'm giving that one to the Eagles.

Chargers @ Steelers - Run Willie run! Willie Parker ran all over the Chargers defense for 146 yds and 2 TDs. The Chargers held on for the 1st half but in the 2nd half the Steelers showed them who's boss. If the Chargers had have won today, all 4 road teams would have upset the home team and that would have been a WTF moment but luckily, the Steelers put the Chargers in their place after breaking my heart last week. Now the Ravens will visit Pittsburgh for the AFC Championship game. I'm feeling a Ravens upset to make it an all-bird Super Bowl.

Divisional WTF: part 1

Ravens @ Titans - Ok so this isn't much of a WTF since I saw this coming. But hey Titans guess what happens when you have more yards, more time of possession yet give up the ball 3 times in Baltimore territory! You're not going to win. A close game all the way through. The Ravens won it on a 43-yd field goal with 57 seconds left in the game. They now will be in the AFC Championship taking on either the Chargers or Steelers.

Cardinals @ Panthers - Now the WTF part. Panthers are 9-0 at home. Kurt Warner and the Cardinals can't play on the East coast (remember that Cards/Pats game). But apparently the Cardinals didn't let geography get in their way. The Cards completely owned the Panthers who were most analysts (and my) Super Bowl favourites. The Panthers had 6 turnovers including 5 INTs from Delhomme. At one point, I think Delhomme actually forgot which team he was playing for. Steve Smith only had 2 receptions and his first one didn't come until the end of the 3rd quarter. Now the Cardinals will face either the Giants in New York or host the Eagles in Arizona...that's right potentially ANOTHER home playoff game for this global warming screwing things up again?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Broken-hearted wild card weekend

Falcons @ Cardinals - Rookie mistakes vs. old man experience. Arizona's mediocre defense actually stepped up and caused turnovers from Atlanta's hot offense. Funny little fact I read this morning: this is the Cards' first home playoff win since 1947 and I'll give them another 62 years to get their next one. They face the Panthers in Carolina on Saturday. Good luck Cards, you're going to need as much of it as possible. And sorry Falcons fans, but really you should just be amazed that you made the playoffs.

Colts @ Chargers - All I have to say is I hate the Broncos for their late season self-destruction which gave the AFC West to the Chargers. And now my little broken heart will weep for days as I pray the Steelers defense makes the Chargers offense cry for help. I swear I'm not bitter at all...

Ravens @ Dolphins - The Ravens defense dominated the Dolphins. The Fins turned the ball over 5 times including 4 INTs from Pennington. It was just ugly. Pennington looked far more like the rookie than Flacco did. Although, I do have to give props to Miami for coming back from last season's pathetic 1-15 finish to winning the AFC East and making the playoffs this season. Ravens meet the Titans on Saturday; should be a good one!

Eagles @ Vikings - The surging Eagles continued to surge with a win in Minnesota, which isn't very surprising. The Eagles will face the reigning Super Bowl champs, the NY Giants, on Sunday in New York. The division rivals should put on pretty good battle.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Peyton does it again

The AP announced today that Peyton Manning is this season's league MVP. This is the third time he's won this, tying him with Brett Favre for the most MVP wins. Peyton won by an overwhelming amount; he received 32 of 50 votes. The next highest was Chad Pennington and Michael Turner at 4. After a rocky start to the season, Peyton has led the Colts to a 9 game winning streak and straight to the playoffs. I think he definitely deserved league MVP as I've pointed out before and I promise it's not just because I'm a Colts fan.