Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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This is one story that I am now really starting to enjoy. At first, Favre's on-and-off again retirement plan was really displeasing me because thats all I heard about through sports media. The first time Favre flip-flopped his retirement, he insulted the Packers organization and called the situation "ridiculous". All or most of my friends (you know who you are) said "he's Brett Favre he can do what he wants." Then when the season rolled around and he started off playing well, I heard from them with quotes, for example:
"At the end of the season, if he starts every game, you will find that he will have very good numbers (top 10, probably 5 in NFL in most positive stats). I'd bet money on that."
"The only QBs in the league I'd rather have on my team starting is Manning and Brady and that's only because of their age."
- Tom Burlison
Well Tom I would like my money cause he wasn't a top 10 QB he threw 22 TDs and 22 INTs and was the primary reason the Jets missed the playoffs. It isn't a head-scratcher why the Jets didn't show big interest in trying to get him back. But all my friends and the sports media were kinda quiet about Favre's failures.
Now Favre once again played the flip-flop game just conveniently in time to miss training camp. But ladies and gentlemen, not only did you get to see one flip-flop this off-season, but you got to see two! as Favre retired and then showed interest then said he couldn't play and then training camp ended and now he's a Viking! But wait the shows not over there! You would think the almighty Brett Favre would come in and grasp the starting spot with ease and greatness, NO! he starts out with a lack-luster (lack-luster putting it nicely) performance in his first preseason game and now you have a split locker room not for Brett Favre but for the two other potential starters who kept the Vikings from getting far in the playoffs last year!!! It has now been learned that Favre has "little support" in the locker room as the Vikings prepare for their next game. Who needs preseason games when you have this. You can call me a hater you can call me angry, but there is one thing you can't call me, wrong. I called this from the first phony retirement. He was overrated, he is STILL overrated, I thought I was getting tired of hearing these updates about Brat Favre. But now I have a new attitude, keep 'em coming!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
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For the third time I will release my top 5 players at a position for the 2009 season. This time it will be WRs, here is the list:
1. Randy Moss (NE): This man is the definition of a great receiver, super speed, clean routes, and hands above all the rest. Now with Tom Brady back, NFL corners will be shaking.
2. Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ): A little below Moss but can be better at times. He has numbers galore and can catch just about anything.
3. Brandon Marshall (DEN): Marshall does what a receiver does. CATCH BALLS. Marshall has great hands and height and has the ability to go up and catch passes with ease. Maybe thats the reason he is always an NFL leader in receptions.
4. Andre Johnson (HOU): The man doesn't get enough respect. All he does is put up ridiculous numbers without steady play at QB. He is definitely a top 5 receiver.
5. Roddy White (ATL): White is another guy that is overlooked. With good numbers and production, there is no doubt he was a HUGE reason why Matt Ryan won the Rookie of the Year Award.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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I am back once again as promised with my top 5's for 2009. This time I will give you my list for top NFL RBs for '09 and here is my list:
1. Adrian Peterson (MIN): This guy is easily the best the NFL has to offer. Size, speed, and improved catching out of the backfield. The guy has a motor and a work ethic that is unparalleled in today's game.
2. Marshawn Lynch (BUF): Here is where it gets tricky. This guy I believe is really underrated, he is quick and can hit you if don't choose to tackle him. He has also had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons which shows you his consistency.
3. Michael Turner (ATL): Turner is a burner and can also hurt you in the passing game. Look for Turner and Atlanta to be successful this season.
4. Frank Gore (SF): Gore is a really talented back but has not produced lately, and that is why he is at 4. If Gore can go back to his 2006 year. WATCH OUT!
5. Clinton Portis (WAS): When Portis is healthy you would be hard-pressed to find a better back in the NFL. He has good vision and good quickness though holes. Not as good all around and that is why you see him at number 5.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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Every week now leading up to the NFL season I am going to name my top 5's at each position. This week I am doing quarterbacks and this list wouldn't be complete without analysis of why I believe these men are in the top 5. Please leave comments. Without further ad-due, here is my top five quarterbacks in the NFL for 2009...
1. Tom Brady (NE): The man went to Michigan and he plays for the Pats, could I hate him anymore? Well no but he is an unbelievable QB and I believe still the best. He wins and he finally got quality talent around him on offense which gave him quality stats. Number one but not by a lot.
2. Peyton Manning (IND): Close second because of the stats but not just the stats the man has intelligence and great chemistry with his receivers. He is also one of the best if not the best leader in the NFL.
3. Drew Brees (NO): Stats galore and the man has a big heart. Only 6 foot tall and he is great. Even with an unstable running game the defenses still can't stop the obvious pass from happening.
4. Donovan McNabb (PHI): A little inconsistent but it's hard to blame that on him, he hasn't had the receivers. McNabb has been a top 10 QB for the last 10 years and thats what I call consistant.
5. Eli Manning (NYG): Not as good as his brother... yet but Eli wins games and can put up good numbers.
Monday, August 3, 2009
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Ok everyone, I am going to start this new series of most underrated and overrated subjects whether it be music, sports or whatever I am going to comeback every once and a while and make new lists. Anyway I was just listening to a bunch of hip-hop recently and I really just thought of all these songs that have been really slept on so for this edition I am going to introduce my ten most underrated hip-hop songs of all time. Here is the list:
1. Self Conscience: Nas & Prodigy of Mobb Deep
This is hands down the #1 song on this list. The whole plot and deepness of the song is what makes it so great. Nas really rips it with excellent flow and if anyone would ever want to question Prodigy's lyricism, here is an example of his greatness.
2. Calm Down: Tragedy Khadafi ft. Nas & Noreaga
One of the better songs to ever come out of QB but only the real QB fans are the ones to listen to it. This song has great appeal to any hip-hop fan and is a slept on East Coast classic.
3. Broken Language: Smoothe Da Hustler ft. Trigger The Gambler
Great song, really different but really easy to listen to. It will take you a few times but the lyrics are not only put together brilliantly in terms of rhyming but the scheme and references are just crazy! Too bad its just another song that has been buried.
4. E.T.: Outkast
There have been many overrated Outkast songs (B.O.B., Hey Ya, etc.) But E.T. is lyrical genius yet no one ever wants to hear it. Oh wait maybe cause there is no beat behind it...
5. 4,5,6: Kool G Rap
I love this song, a sample of one of my favorite songs growing up with Weather Report and this whole album is great.
6. Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka: Heltah Skeltah
Heltah Skeltah is slept on by himself this being his most successful song really needs to be pushed to the forefront.
7. Hip Hop: Royce Da 5'9"
Great song kinda modern but really captures that real hip-hop sound. Great lyrics and great song. Oh Primo on the track helps too.
8. How Many MCs: Black Moon
I think this is the best song on the album. Just the definition of East Coast. Gives me chills listening to it. I am kind of wondering why I don't see this more often on greatest lists...
9. 4th Chamber: GZA
Lyrical brilliance... Nuff said
10. Bucktown: Smif-N-Wessun
Really one of those songs that blends all kinds of themes into it. Smif-N-Wessun kind of dissapeared after Dah Shinin' came out but songs like Bucktown shouldn't be punished as a result.
Sorry in advance for my East-Coast Bias but hey tell me how I am wrong I am anxious to see comments. Whenever anyone has an overrated/underrated list there is bound to be controversy. I have linked all the song names to Youtube so you can hear them if you never have before. Enjoy, Oh wait I for got to add Crank Dat by Soulja Boy... Oh well can't fit them all on...