Saturday, January 12, 2008

Patriots Beat Jaguars, Move Onto AFC Championship

Ho-hum...the Patriots won another game...17-0 and counting! The New England Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-20 in Foxboro, Mass. on Saturday evening. This propels the Patriots into the AFC Championship Game where they will host either the San Diego Chargers or Indianapolis Colts next Sunday on CBS. Patriots QB Tom Brady was 26 of 28 for 262 yards and 3 TD's. As has been customary against quality opponents, the Jaguars stayed close, even tied at half-time, before the Patriots pulled away in the 3rd Quarter and put the dagger in the Jags with a Rodney Harrison interception in the 4th Quarter.

Packers Beat Seahawks, Move Onto NFC Championship

If you picked the Green Bay Packers to make it to the NFC Championship Game before the NFL season even began, maybe you will get let out of the psych ward! Not even Brett Favre really believed they could make it, did he? The Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks 42-20 at a snowy Lambeau Field and will either host the NY Giants or travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game on Fox. The future Hall of Famer Favre threw 3 touchdowns and led his team over their former coach to within one win of a Super Bowl appearance. Did you see the game? What did you think, can the Packers make it back to the promised land? Let us know!

New TV Show "Moment of Truth" Wants Roger Clemens!

Have you seen the ads for this new show on TV, "Moment of Truth"? It's the ad where the "contestant" is hooked up to a lie detector machine and your wife says, "I should have you go on that show" and you throw the remote and storm upstairs...sorry...went somewhere...This new "Reality" show has reached out to Roger Clemens to appear. The show, premiering on January 23rd, has Clemens and Former Senator Larry Craig as people they would like to appear. According to Executive Producer Howard Schultz, "We're reaching out to them right now to see if they will do it," Schultz told reporters on a conference call yesterday. "This is something that can vindicate many people." How great would this be to see Clemes on soundstage with him being locked into a lie detector machine and the camera's on him. This would be so much better than him appearing before Congress. He thought bases loaded with no outs was a tough situation, this would make him really sweat!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Felix "Tito" Trinidad vs Roy Jones Jr. Fight Preview(VIDEO)

HBO Sports presents Felix "Tito" Trinidad vs. Roy Jones Jr. live from Madison Square Garden on Saturday January 19, 2008. Trinidad (42-2, 35 KOs), from Puerto Rico, and Jones (51-4, 38 KOs) from Pensacola, Fla. are both destined to be inducted one day in the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY. This fight, along with the great bouts in 2007, are shaping boxing for the future. Boxing is becoming more than just hyped heavyweight fights. The "Sweet Science" is starting to attract fans from all over the US and the world as promoters are staging these great matchups. This bout could be one that will go down in history as the best we have ever seen, especially being at the Mecca of boxing. Trinidad had this to say about the fight. "I always want to fight great fighters and I have always wanted to fight Roy Jones Jr., one of the greatest fighters of the era," Trinidad said. "I have too much boxing left inside of me and I want to show that I am still one of the best fighters in the world. I feel good at this weight and it will be a great fight."
Meanwhile, Jones Jr. had this to say, "We both have bombs in our tank and are phenomenal boxers on top of that," Jones said. "We are both powerful punchers and it will all depend on who gets there first. I will guarantee this: count on it; this will be a superfight that delivers the goods. We're going to give fight fans exactly what they want to see. Tito is a great champion and I know he leaves a great legacy behind him. If someone like that challenges you, how are you going to turn that down?"

Thursday, January 10, 2008

UNC's Tyler Hansbrough Dunks Over 7'7" Kenny George(VIDEO)

Have you seen this video? UNC Tar Heels' Tyler Hansbrough dunks over 7'7", thats right 7 feet 7 inches, UNC-Asheville's Kenny George in the Tar Heels 93-81 victory. Hansbrough had the ball at the foul line and drove the lane moving to the side of George and then going to the hoop strong. This was a challenge Hansbrough and his teammates discussed before the game. "Everybody on the team is like, 'Who's going to try to dunk (on George)?"' Hansbrough said. "It definitely was in the back of my mind." George had this to say about the play, "I saw him coming to the basket. I just kept my hands straight up," George said. "I had him. I just forgot to jump. He jumped. I didn't jump. I should have known than a 6-10 player as athletic as him was able to jump over my hands even if I go straight up."

Well done Tyler! Now let's see who will try to duplicate the feat and get thrown two rows deep. George weighs 375 lbs. and he is a house! Check out the video below.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

San Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts Preview/Prediction(Video)

The San Diego Chargers travel to take on the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC Divisional Game Sunday at 1pm on CBS. The last time these two teams faced off, Colts QB Peyton Manning played like little brother Eli Manning and threw 6 interceptions. I will bet my house that won't happen again! The Colts quietly won 13 games and were riddled with injuries. They nearly beat the Patriots earlier in the season and you can bet the defending Super Bowl Champions are on a mission to payback the Pats next week. The Chargers are being led by a new Norv Turner that actually showed some intensity on the sideline last week. I bet they will be prepared to cause problems for Manning, but they won't cause him pain like they did earlier this season. Colts win, 45-16.

NY Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Preview/Predictions(VIDEO)

The NY Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys in a NFC Divisional Playoff game at 4:30pm on Sunday on Fox. The Giants are coming off an upset win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a tight game with the Patriots in the final week of the season where they have shown the football world that this team is a real contender. The Giants are 8-1 on the road and more importantly, Eli Manning is playing like a winner at QB. The Cowboys and Tony Romo are still unproven in the playoffs and Terrell Owens is questionable for the game with an ankle injury. And, will Jessica Simpson be there? Just saying! The Giants have to pressure the Cowboys, something they haven't done in either game this season. Manning will have to have the best game of his life, again. I think this Giant team is playing their best ball in awhile and their are too many questions surrounding the Cowboys. The Giants win 27-21.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers Preview/Predictions(VIDEO)

The Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks in a NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on Saturday at 4:30pm on Fox. This has upset written all over it. The Seahawks have a tough defense and coach Mike Holmgren returns to his roots in a chance to return to the NFC Championship game. Packers QB Brett Favre has had a great season and would have been everyone's MVP if Tom Brady didn't have the year he did. The Packers may face trouble if they are forced to run the ball. I don't see this as an upset, look for the Cheese Heads come out in full force and this to be a clinic by a veteran QB. Packers win, 28-7.

New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Preview/Predictions(Video)

The New England Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday at 8pm on CBS live from Foxboro, Mass. This is a game that many are looking at as a game where the Pats can fall to a hot Jaguars team. The Jags have a great defense, but have been beaten in their secondary in two games versus the Steelers this year. The Patriots Tom Brady is better than the Steelers Ben Roethlisberger, and the receivers for the Patriots is better than the Steelers receiving corps. This is an adjustment that the Jags will have to make since the Patriots throw 90% of the time. I think the Jags can get some pressure on Brady, but he will pick the defense apart. Look for the Jaguars to get some things going offensively. Pats win, 41-27.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Rich "Goose" Gossage Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame (VIDEO)

Legendary Relief Pitcher Rich "Goose" Gossage was the only player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame according to Major League Baseball. With the dark stare and the intimidating mustache, Goose was both relief pitcher and intimidator. He would stare down at batters, and then throw heat at them, causing many to strike out. The former Padre and Yankee, earned nearly 86% of the votes while eventual Hall of Famer Jim Rice came up just 16 votes shy of induction. Other notables: Mark McGuire finished well out of the running with less than 24% while Andre Dawson was less than 10% from induction at 65.9%. The full list appears below.

Gossage was known for his fierce demeanor in an era where relief pitcher were pitching 2 and 3 innings and were starting to be used with regularity. Yankee Owner George Steinbenner had this to say about his former player. "The Baseball Hall of Fame was really on the ball today in their selection of my close friend Goose Gossage," he said in a statement. "Goose was a fierce competitor and one of the all-time great pitchers, who in his career set a new standard for relief pitching. The New York Yankees are very proud of his achievement and I, personally, would like to congratulate him and his family on this wonderful honor!" Well done Hall of Fame!
Induction ceremonies will take place July 27, 2008 in picturesque Cooperstown, NY on the shores of Otsego Lake.

Player Total Votes Percentage
Rich Gossage 466 85.8%
Jim Rice 392 72.2%
Andre Dawson 358 65.9%
Bert Blyleven 336 61.9%
Lee Smith 235 43.3%
Jack Morris 233 42.9%
Tommy John 158 29.1%
Tim Raines 132 24.3%
Mark McGwire 128 23.6%
Alan Trammell 99 18.2%
Dave Concepcion 88 16.2%
Don Mattingly 86 15.8%
Dave Parker 82 15.1%
Dale Murphy 75 13.8%
Harold Baines 28 5.2%
Rod Beck 2 0.4%
Travis Fryman 2 0.4%
Robb Nen 2 0.4%
Shawon Dunston 1 0.2%
Chuck Finley 1 0.2%
David Justice 1 0.2%
Chuck Knoblauch 1 0.2%
Todd Stottlemyre1 0.2%
Jose Rijo 0 0%
Brady Anderson 0 0%