2006/04/30

The Next Gunslinger?

Jay Cutler-Ex Vanderbelt QB First round Denver Broncos Draft pick.
Jay is coming into a team who's QB has a couple more years left which gives Cutler more time to practice and get settled in the big leauges.

Strengths:

Has a very strong arm...Good size...Pretty good athlete who is able to move a little...Sports a quick delivery with good accuracy...Patient player who will go through his progressions...Tough guy who will hang in the pocket and take a hit...Throws well on the move...Strong and durable with a lot of experience...A team leader with top intangibles...A gamer who comes up big in the clutch.

Weaknesses:
Mechanics will still get pretty dodgy at times...Footwork is very eratic...Will take unnecessary risks and make some bad decisions...His gunslinging mentality can morph into recklessness...Has too much confidence in his arm at times...Struggles throwing the deep ball...Has not had a lot of success at the college level from a team perspective...Body has taken a lot of punishment throughout his career.

his weaknesses make me think of the original Gunslinger. Brett Farve. (Brett is a great player)

Draft

Draft!

Ok so the Draft happend and all the hype behind Reggie Bush being the first and going to the Houston Texans.


So the Texans took a deffensive guy and the Saint Louis took Bush HUH?? little wierd?

I still can't understand the move by the Texans so I guess i will let some reporter with a press pass ask the question and recive an answer and then I will post about the whole situation.

Ok the top picks recive the worst teams to go to.
Vince Young -Tennesee Titans- ouch that team needs help but with a franchise QB to rally behind they should pull together within I say about the next two years they should be at least a 500% team.

Matt lienart-Arizona Cardinals- Good place for Matt, the Cardinals are a team on the rise. The Cardinals have a good offense and deffense to support Lienart. The offense has Larry Fitzgeraldand and Edgrin James and Matt should probably be taking Kurt Warner's place within the next two years.

2006/04/28

overnight happenings

MLB
Otsuka replaces Cordero as closer for rangers( thank God)
Cleavland 15 Boston 3 just thought you should see this score.

NHL
Nashville 4
San Jose 5 OT

Detroit 4
Edmonton 2

Ottawa 5
Tampa Bay 2

Calgary 2
Anaheim 3

NFL
With the NFL draft set to start at noon ET on Saturday
not much else

nba
Indiana 107, New Jersey 95
Chicago 109, Miami 90

Denver 94, L.A. Clippers 87

overnight happenings

MLB
Otsuka replaces Cordero as closer for rangers( thank God)
Cleavland 15 Boston 3 just thought you should see this score.

NHL
Nashville 1124
San Jose 1315

Detroit 2024
Edmonton 1102

Ottawa 1315
Tampa Bay 2002
Calgary 00202
Anaheim 02013
NFL
With the NFL draft set to start at noon ET on Saturday
not much else

nba
Indiana 107, New Jersey 95
Chicago 109, Miami 90
Anthony and Co. can tie it up on Saturday.
Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images


Denver 94, L.A. Clippers 87

2006/04/27

American hero

This is an incredible story of young man who gave all he had for his country and also played his favorite sport.
Please read.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2421164

Vince Vs. Matt



Vince Young

He's big, at 6-foot-5, 228 pounds he reminds me of Big Ben Rothlissberger.

Vince young is a QB who can throw tight spirals ad run like a running back.

Vince Young also has class, for any of you who watched the Rose Bowl Post-Game show and all his interviews afterwords he had class about what he said and also thanked the fans, he also said the USC team was a good team

Matt Lienart is a guy who can throw tight spirals but he doesn’t have any class.

After watching him say that the USC team was still better that UT I was pretty disgusted with him. But as a QB he is a pretty good guy, he throws good and is smart as a QB but he cant run.

overnight happenings

Edmonton wins in double OT to take a 2-1 series lead over Detroit
The Stars are hanging on by a thread after losing a third straight to Colorado
Eric Staal was the hero as the Hurricanes won their first game of the series
Jaromir Jagr made his return, but New Jersey beat the Rangers, 3-0
Back in Philadelphia, the Flyers got their first win of the series

NBA
Detroit 109, Milwaukee 98
Dallas 94, Memphis 79
L.A. Lakers 99, Phoenix 93

mlb
Texas Ranger Kevin Mench Hits grand slam and they still loose due to there crummy closer.
Catcher Mike Piazza hit his 400th career homer


Kevin Mench watches his grand slam, his sixth straight game with a homer.


NFL
Not much

2006/04/26

A torn state

I have recently been on a trip to Missouri and I noticed something very odd.
They have no sports.
The people in Missouri wear different shirts hats and jackets and they are all differnt .
there is no dominating presence in the state.
here is the teams that I saw.
Cowboys
Rams
Chiefs
Colts
Steelers

Yankees
rangers
Indians


the people are torn!!
They need a pro sports team to rally behind.

Arrington is moving

LaVar Arrington has agreed to sign with the New York Giants, giving him a chance to play twice a year against his former team and helping fill a huge gap at linebacker for the NFC East champions.
More on Arrington
LaVar Arrington is an interesting addition for the N.Y. Giants. He's a Penn State guy, which usually means Giants GM Ernie Accorsi knows a lot about him and believes he can become a valuable asset to the team. Arrington is a two-dimensional player in that he can deliver a 100-tackle season to support the run defense and produce a double digit sack total if schemed the right way. The Giants already have two outstanding pass rushers in Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora, which means opposing offenses will rarely have tackles available to block Arrington when he rushes the passer. Arrington vs. a running back is made to order for success. Hopefully, he learned some valuable lessons in his last year with the Redskins about playing inside the system and not feeling he can do his own thing out on the field in order to make plays. As one NFC East coach said to me, 'Arrington can still be a playmaker in this league if he's learned from his Washington experience'.

Pat Kirwan, NFL.com Senior Analyst

Arrington agreed to a $49 million, seven-year deal, according to Kevin Poston, one of his agents. Poston didn't say how much was guaranteed.


OK this is a subject I have wanted to talk about for a while.
The NYG have a young QB who did'nt do half bad last season. and with LaVar Arrington added to the Deffense this should be a dangerous team to play.
I am not going to say Super bowl ready.

LA Coliseum

LOS ANGELES City officials are ready to pitch their plans to the NFL for an $800 million upgrade of the aging Los Angeles Coliseum in hopes of luring a professional football team back to town.

The 67,000-seat reconstruction would include 15,000 club seats, 500 luxury boxes and state-of-the-art amenities. It would be constructed within the shell of the existing Coliseum, which hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics.


Now who would actually move to the LA coliseum.
and what team beside the saints are in any sorta moving situation.

The Gunslinger Returns


Report: Favre Will Return to Packers - Yahoo! News: "Brett Favre called on the Green Bay Packers to give him a reason to return, a big-time free-agent signing that would make a 'statement' about the team's immediate future. The Packers didn't — and Favre apparently decided to come back anyway. ESPN.com reported Tuesday night that Favre has told the Packers he will return to play this year."

The Packers live!! Hall of Famer (I've always wanted to say that) Brett Favre is returning for the next season. This changes the draft on saturday.
Green Bay may take an offensive line man, tight end, or a defensive back now, rather then Vince Young.

NFL Suspends Ricky Williams for 2006 -

FOXNews.com - NFL Suspends Ricky Williams for 2006 - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News: "MIAMI — Ricky Williams will sit out another season. The NFL suspended the troubled Miami Dolphins running back for one year Tuesday after he violated the league's substance abuse policy for the fourth time."

Yeah.
I wouldn't ever put him on my team.
2 years ago he ditched his team and dissapeared into a cloud of smoke, now he just smoked and is under suspension.

overnight happenings

NHL
Edmonton wins in double OT to take a 2-1 series lead over Detroit.
Ottawa used its firepower to grab a 2-1 series lead over the Bolts
Clagary takes back home-ice advantage with a 5-2 win over the Ducks.
Patrick Marleau powered the Sharks to a 2-1 series lead over Nashville

NFL
Brett Farve says he is staying at the Packers.
Miami Dolphins running backRicky williams was suspended for the 2006 season by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy for the fourth time

MLB
Texas Rangers win in the ninth inning shootout.
Roger Clemens says he won't pitch till june.

NBA
Washington 89, Cleveland 84
New Jersey 90, Indiana 75
San Antonio 128, Sacramento 119 (OT)

2006/04/25

Patriot on the field

30 years ago today there was a true american patriot that was not in the service but on the field.

LOS ANGELES -- It was 1976, a fun year for America. It was the country's bicentennial, the war in Vietnam had ended a year earlier and everyone really wanted to put all the problems from the 1960s, Watergate and Vietnam behind them and just enjoy the country's yearlong 200th birthday party.

On April 25, the Chicago Cubs were visiting Dodger Stadium for a three-game series. Playing center field for the Cubs was Rick Monday, the first player taken in the amateur draft that was created 11 years earlier. Monday was born and raised in Santa Monica, Calif., so playing in front of his friends and family was always special to him. On this day, fate would hand Monday a moment that people still talk about with reverence 30 years later. Monday recounts the moment in his own words.

I don't know if I heard the crowd first or saw the guys first, but two people ran on the field. After a number of years of playing, when someone comes on the field, you don't know what's going to happen. Is it because they had too much to drink? Is it because they're trying to win a bet? Is it because they don't like you or do they have a message that they're trying to present?

"When these two guys ran on the field, something wasn't right. And it wasn't right from the standpoint that one of them had something cradled under his arm. It turned out to be an American flag. They came from the left-field corner, went past Cardenal to shallow left-center field.

"That's when I saw the flag. They unfurled it as if it was a picnic blanket. They knelt beside it, not to pay homage but to harm it as one of the guys was pulling out of his pocket somewhere a big can of lighter fluid. He began to douse it.

"What they were doing was wrong then, in 1976. In my mind, it's wrong now, in 2006. It's the way I was raised. My thoughts were reinforced with my six years in the Marine Corp Reserves. It was also reinforced by a lot of friends who lost their lives protecting the rights and freedoms that flag represented.

"So I started to run after them. To this day, I couldn't tell you what was running through my mind except I was mad, I was angry and it was wrong for a lot of reasons.

"Then the wind blew the first match out. There was hardly ever any wind at Dodger Stadium. The second match was lit, just as I got there. I did think that if I could bowl them over, they can't do what they're trying to do.

"I saw them go and put the match down to the flag. It's soaked in lighter fluid at this time. Well, they can't light it if they don't have it. So I just scooped it up.

"My first thought was, 'Is this on fire?' Well, fortunately, it was not. I continue to run. One of the men threw the can of lighter fluid at me. We found out he was not a prospect. He did not have a good arm. Thank goodness.

"A lot of people don't know this, but he beat me to the flag," recalls Lasorda. "I saw Rick start running over from center field to left. I didn't know what it was, but as soon as I saw him start, I took off and I ran out there, and of course, by that time, Rick had picked up the flag and continued running. When I got there, I see these two guys and I told them, 'Why don't one of you guys take a swing at me?' because there were 50-something thousand people in the ballpark and I only wanted them to swing at me, so I could defend myself and do a job on them."

Monday continued, "Doug Rau, a left-handed pitcher for the Dodgers at the time, came out of the dugout and I handed the flag to him. The two guys were led off the field through the Dodger bullpen.

"After the guys left, there was a buzz in the stands, people being aghast with what had taken place. Without being prompted, and I don't know where it started, but people began to sing 'God Bless America.' When I reflect back upon it now, I still get goose bumps."


"That means something, because this wasn't just a flag on the field. This was a flag that people looked at with respect."
-- Rick Monday

Thirty years ago, cable television was in its infancy and the Dodgers rarely, if ever, televised a home game. A Super 8 film of the incident would not surface until 1984, so the moment might have been captured only by Vin Scully's vivid description of it on radio. Luckily, in the photographers' well that day was the late James Rourke, who was shooting stills for the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Rourke had the perfect angle and snapped the now-classic photo of Monday whisking the stars and stripes away just as one of the protesters was going to light it on fire.

Monday, who played for the Dodgers from 1977-83 and has been one of the team's broadcasters since 1993, then recalled the impact the moment had on a country that was wanting so badly to show its patriotism again.

this was taken from mlb.com

Congratulations to Mavs coach Avery Johnson for winning the NBA Coach of the year award. Johnson becomes the first coach in Mavericks history to receive this honor.

Also the mavs play tommorow night against the Memphis grizzlys.

Shootout Vs. Overtime

Ok folks I personally like the shootout because it means a faster end to the games
and the whole room is tense to see if they score or not. But in the playoffs there is
no shootout, soo the teams beat eachother up longer and then win. :)
the stars stanley cup game( a classic) went into 3 overtimes. the game lastnight went
into double overtime.

Whats your take?

Safeties

Wow I was going through the NFL History books today and noticed some people who never get noticed for there efforts.

Like Fred Dryer who had 2 safeties in one game!!

Most Safeties, Career
4Ted Hendricks, Baltimore, 1969-1973; Green Bay, 1974; Oakland, 1975-1981; L.A. Raiders, 1982-83
Doug English, Detroit, 1975-79, 1981-85
3Bill McPeak, Pittsburgh, 1949-1957
Charlie Krueger, San Francisco, 1959-1973
Ernie Stautner, Pittsburgh, 1950-1963
Jim Katcavage, N.Y. Giants, 1956-1968
Roger Brown, Detroit, 1960-66; Los Angeles, 1967-69
Bruce Maher, Detroit, 1960-67; N.Y. Giants, 1968-69
Ron McDole, St. Louis, 1961; Houston, 1962; Buffalo, 1963-1970; Washington, 1971-78
Alan Page, Minnesota, 1967-1978; Chicago, 1979-1981
Lyle Alzado, Denver, 1971-78; Cleveland, 1979-1981; L.A. Raiders, 1982-85
Rulon Jones, Denver, 1980-88
Steve McMichael, New England, 1980; Chicago, 1981-1993; Green Bay, 1994
Kevin Greene, L.A. Rams, 1985-1992; Pittsburgh, 1993-95; Carolina, 1996, 1998-99; San Francisco, 1997
Burt Grossman, San Diego, 1989-1993; Philadelphia, 1994
Eric Swann, Phoenix, 1991-93; Arizona, 1994-99; Carolina, 2000
Dan Saleaumua, Detroit, 1987-88; Kansas City, 1989-1996; Seattle, 1997-98
Derrick Thomas, Kansas City, 1989-1999
Bryant Young, San Francisco, 1994-2004
2By many players
Most Safeties, Season
2Tom Nash, Green Bay, 1932
Roger Brown, Detroit, 1962
Ron McDole, Buffalo, 1964
Alan Page, Minnesota, 1971
Fred Dryer, Los Angeles, 1973
Benny Barnes, Dallas, 1973
James Young, Houston, 1977
Doug English, Detroit, 1983
Don Blackmon, New England, 1985
Tim Harris, Green Bay, 1988
Brian Jordan, Atlanta, 1991
Burt Grossman, San Diego, 1992
Rod Stephens, Seattle, 1993
Bryant Young, San Francisco, 1996
Most Safeties, Game
2Fred Dryer, Los Angeles vs. Green Bay, Oct. 21, 1

Hockey

Wow I watched the Dallas Stars last night and it was a horribly good game.
The game was intense but they lost in overtime so they are down 2 games to 0 out of 7.

Philadelphia Flyers 2, Buffalo Sabres 8 Ouch!!
the coach said they played ike idiots.

New York Rangers 1, New Jersey Devils 4
Devils up 2 games to 0, also John madden had a spectacular game.

Montréal Canadiens 6, Carolina Hurricanes 5
2 overtime periods. I like the shootout better.

Palm Boy here

Howdy folks.

I'm the politics guy, a hardnosed conservative that you probably know from my other blog.

But I also love sports, NFL in particular, with a occasional love for Hockey and Baseball.
I watch the mavericks in the playoffs, but not anymore then that.

Who I root for:
Green Bay Packers
Cleveland Indians/Texas Rangers
Dallas Stars
Dallas Mavricks
Texas A&M

So, I'll try to do some wide coverage, but don't be mad if it slants twoard the NFL.

NFL: Draft is saturday! Where will Vince Young go? I also wonder if the packers will get another QB, since they drafted Rodgers last year.

MLB: Gosh, the rangers are mediocre.

NBA: Mav's schooled the Grizzles, and Dampier came out to play. Jason Terry had several hot streaks, and Dirk N. was excellent as always.

NHL: Man, that was a heartbreaker last night. Stars go down to the Avs 0-3 in the first period, then come back and score 4 in the second period. Avalanche come back and tie it with like 3 minutes left in the third period. I go to bed, because its well night 11:00, and the Avalanch win in overtime. Bummer. Now the Stars are down 2 games to none.

T.O. in Dallas

Wow I didn't think that Jerry jones (the cowboys owner) would actually do such a thing.
here are some reasons that I don't like this situation.
1. The whole T.O. not liking authority. (not good with a coach like Bill Parcells.)
2. The media T.O. loves the media spotlight so he will do anything to get it.
3. I am So sick of hearing T.O. already, he hasnt shown up at the off season practices so the local media is going nuts about how T.O. might already be resisting the authority.

Welcome

This is a blog where I can post about sports and you can comment back.
just to let you know I am a little bit more into football an baseball than basketball.

I am from Texas so I like The Rangers
Stars
Mavs
Denver Broncos