Sunday, January 28, 2007

Top 5 Best Worst Passing Combinations

Not in any particular order:

1. Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada to Tyree Barnes (Navy Midshipmen)
Since when does Navy pass the ball? Ever?

2. David Carr to ground (Houston Texans)
As if this wasn't obvious enough.

3. Jake Delhomme to opponent (Carolina Panthers)
Same rule applies here.

4. Vinny Testaverde to Jumbo Elliott (New York Jets)
How did Testaverde find the time to move around enough to throw to the fat man?

5. Peyton Manning to Dan Klecko (Indianapolis Colts)
Since when does Peyton Manning throw passes to people not named Reggie Wayne or Marvin Harrison?

Your opinion?

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Conference Championship Picks

Bears -2.5 Saints
1) City totally destroyed
2) Coming off 3-13 year
3) Quarterback coming off shoulder surgery
4) 1st year head coach
5) It's destiny

Saints 21 Bears 17

Colts -3 Patriots
1) Colts now winning that Manning plays bad
2) If Manning would ever win a Super Bowl it just seems like it would only be against Patriots in conf. champ.
3) This is the year everyone doubted them
4) 2 dome teams in outdoor Super Bowl
5) It's destiny

Colts 31 Patriots 23

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Final List of Underclassmen

Jon AbbateWake ForestLBJr.
Jamaal AndersonArkansasDEJr.
Jon BeasonMiamiLBJr.
Alan BranchMichiganDTJr.
Michael BushLouisvilleRBJr.
C.J. GaddisClemsonCBJr.
Ted Ginn Jr.Ohio StateWRJr.
Anthony GonzalezOhio StateWRJr.
Chris HenryArizonaRBJr.
Chris HoustonArkansasCBJr.
Brandon JacksonNebraskaRBJr.
Dwayne JarrettUSCWRJr.
Calvin JohnsonGeorgia TechWRJr.
Charles JohnsonGeorgiaDEJr.
Rory JohnsonMississippiLBJr.
Marshawn LynchCaliforniaRBJr.
Robert MeachemTennesseeWRJr.
Zach MillerArizona StateTEJr.
Jarvis MossFloridaDEJr.
Reggie NelsonFloridaSJr.
Greg OlsenMiamiTEJr.
Adrian PetersonOklahomaRBJr.
Antonio PittmanOhio StateRBJr.
Maurice PriceCharleston SouthernWRJr.
Darrelle RevisPittsburghCBJr.
Sidney RiceSouth CarolinaWRSoph.
JaMarcus RussellLSUQBJr.
Ryan SmithFloridaCBJr.
Luke Smith-AndersonIdahoTEJr.
Lawrence TimmonsFlorida St.LBJr.
Darius WalkerNotre DameRBJr.
Danny WareGeorgiaRBJr.
Dwayne WrightFresno StateRBJr.
Eric WrightUNLVDBJr.
New mock draft probably coming tomorrow. Depends on how lazy we are.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Breaking College News

Arkansas QB Mitch Mustain is reportedly leaving the team.

UPDATE 12:27 A.M. Jan. 18

Colt Brennan (QB, Hawaii) is staying in school.
Mustain is transferring to an undetermined location.

Monday, January 15, 2007

random thoughts on the divisional round

My opinions and thoughts while watching the divisional round of the playoffs:

1) Is there a better story then New Orleans?
2) Philly would have to be the 2nd best story.
3) What if Drew Brees went to Miami instead of Culpepper?
4) How did Schottenheimer choke again?
5) Will lack of talent ever come to haunt New England as long as they have Brady and Belichick?
6) Are the Pats the best sports dynasty in the salary cap era, ever?
7) Indianapolis allowed every team they played to rush for 100 yds in regular season. In the postseason they have allowed 127...combined.
8) Maybe Baltimore can't win it all with mediocre offense again.
9) Good thing the Colts have Vinatieri, not Vanderjagt.
10) What happened to the defense of Da Bears?
11) Will the real Rex Grossman please show up; one week good, one week bad, this week both.
12) What if Seattle was healthy?

Underclassman Updates

Ted Ginn, Jr. (WR, Ohio State) has declared for the draft.
Brian Brohm (QB, Louisville) has elected to stay in school.

New mock draft coming later in the day.

UPDATE, 2:20 P.M.
Colt Brennan (QB, Hawaii) and Antonio Pittman (HB, Ohio State) have declared for the draft. Brennan, however, has said he will 'seriously consider' removing his name from the declared list by tomorrow. (Source: ESPN)

UPDATE, 4:19 P.M.
Adrian Peterson (HB, Oklahoma) has declared for the draft.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Divisional Picks II

Bal -6 Indy
Baltimore has a decent offense and a good defense. Indy has a powerful offense and no defense. However, the over/under for Peyton Manning chokes this weekend is .5, and I've got $10 on the over.
Baltimore 27 - Indianapolis 17

NO -6 Philly
MVP Candidate vs. Perennial backup. Two backs vs. one back. America vs. Philadelphia.
New Orleans 34 - Philadelphia 21

Chi -8.5 Sea
It will be close. It will be low scoring. It will be uninteresting.
Chicago 17 - Seattle 10

SD -5 NE
LDT will run all over the depleted Pats.
San Diego 35 - New England 20

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Divisional Picks I


Yes, Jim Mora, I do.

So now we have completed 1 week of the postseason, and we have the 8 "best" teams remaining. If we really wanted the 8 best teams, then only AFC teams should be left. But the reason it is called the second season is so you can have a second season, NFC teams. Those 4 teams remaining from the Nauseating Football Conference can forget about the regular season and redeem themselves. Well, it's a perfect chance for the top 2 seeds in the NFC to prove themselves worthy opponents for the AFC, the better conference. So here are my picks for this week (picks based on spread).

Try saying Jeff Garcia is a Super Bowl quarterback 5 times. Thought so, it just doesnt make any sense. Now he has played great, but the Saints will be emotional, play with pride, and have the whole country rooting for them. They have magic in them.
Saints 28 Eagles 20

This seems like such a great matchup at first. The unstoppable force (Colts offense) vs. the immovable object (Ravens defense). However, people forget to realize this is the playoffs and as usual, Peyton will turn into his little brother, making this game the stoppable force vs. the immovable object. Ravens rattle Peyton, and have no problem.
Ravens 23 Colts 6

CHI -8.5 SEA
Due to a depleted secondary, the Seahawks will be lucky to find 4 DB's to play for them. However, lucky for them they play Rex Grossman, who cant even shred the Bears practice squad defense. Eventually this game will come down to the Bears defense and Devin Hester. I believe the Bears defense has enough in them for at least 1 more week, and scores at least 1 TD.
Bears 13 Seahawks 10

SD -5 NE
As usual we can expect Marty Schottenheimer to go into his playoff cocoon, but this time he has LaDainian Tomlinson. Last time I checked, LDT wins ballgames, and this week is no different. Expect a huge day, at least 150 yds and 2 TD's.
Chargers 34 Patriots 20

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Matt Villain

Why hasn't Matt Millen been shot by people living in Detroit yet? Does anyone have any faith in him outside of himself?
Let's look at some information to explain why Millen should be gone by now.
Record over six seasons: 24-72, the worst winning percentage of any NFL team in that time span.
1st round draft picks in his tenure:
2001 - Jeff Backus, OT, Michigan
He's put together a decent career.
2002 - Joey Harrington, QB, Oregon
2003 - Charles Rogers, WR, Michigan State
Pretty much a bust.
2004 - Kevin Jones, HB, Virginia Tech
Pretty good, not outstanding.
2004 - Roy Williams, WR, Texas
He's probably the best of the first rounders in the Millen era.
2005 - Mike Williams, WR, USC
Not so great yet, but the jury's still out on him.
2006 - Ernie Sims, OLB, Florida State
Good rookie year, could pan out well.

Six offensive players.
Three wide receivers.
Two busts.
Not good.
Maybe he'll put his head on straight this coming April and draft Brady Quinn like we say he should.

After firing former Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson, the Lions hired Joe Barry as their defensive coordinator. Barry is the son-in-law of head coach Rod Marinelli, so don't look for Millen to be giving anyone, except maybe Mike Martz, the boot anytime soon.

On the Detroit Lions official site, a headline following a close Lions loss to the Bears read as such:
Punter Nick Harris and Detroit's Special Teams Units Have Compiled Another Solid Season
Now, I don't remember 3-13 being a solid season. Even the Giants' 8-8 this year was paltry. If 3-13 is solid, 10-6 must be the apocalypse.

Everyone's been saying it for years, and I'll say it too:
Fire Matt Millen.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Baseball =/= Football

Something that is very disturbing when watching a football game, is when baseball terms are used. There is a reason they are different sports, and the same words shouldn't be said for both. Here are a few examples and why they should not be used.
Here are some baseball terms used in football:

Home run: A big pass play is hitting the homerun
Home run hitter: A big play reciever is the team's home run hitter
Pitching a shutout: Allowing the opponent 0 points
Extra innings: Overtime (said in Fiesta Bowl)
Center field: A safety standing in the deep middle of the field in zone coverage

And here is why those terms should not be used in football:
1) You can't pitch a shut out the same game a home run is it, but in football you can.
2) I have never seen a home run hit in extra innings by the home team not end the game, but in football...
3) The center fielder normally plays offense and defense, but in football...

My solution. Football is football, unless it's... football. On a more serious note, leave baseball to baseball and football to football. There's a reason why for every 3-run HR announcers don't say "and there's a field goal."

Monday, January 8, 2007

Mock Draft I

Welcome to NFLOL, a joint, (hopefully) comedic venture between two good friends about the NFL. We begin with a mock draft for you kind readers. Picks 25-32 are based on our "expert" opinion on the playoffs.

1. Raiders - JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
Can the Raiders really be this dumb? We say yes.
2. Lions - Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
This will be Roger Goodell's best move as commissioner yet, reading off Quinn's name instead of Calvin Johnson's.
3. Buccaneers - Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin
After adding a star left tackle, everyone will watch Bruce Gradkowski or Chris Simms blossom into the stars they truly are.
4. Browns - Adrian Peterson, HB, Oklahoma
His stock skyrocketed on Cleveland's board this year. All he needs to do is get in a car accident and the Browns will be sure to snatch him up.
5. Cardinals - Levi Brown, OT, Penn State
Matt Leinart will sure benefit from one-fifth of something that can be called an offensive line.
6. Redskins - Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson
With a top ten pick, the Redskins can tack on another $30 million to a seemingly limitless payroll... and still finish last in the NFC East.
7. Vikings - Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
The biggest shock will not be the choice of Johnson, but the deafening silence of the Metrodome when he catches passes.
8. Texans - Tony Ugoh, OT, Arkansas
The draft is stopped for ten minutes as Roger Goodell is forced to explain to Texans management that Reggie Bush was in the 2006 draft, and the team scrambles for a name.
9. Dolphins - Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville
On arrival to Dolphins training camp, Okoye will instantly age seven years older to keep the average age of the Dolphins D-line up.
10. Falcons - Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame
The Falcons brass will be overjoyed to have found a target for Michael Vick, then be shocked to learn that he is white and will have no NFL future.
11. 49ers - Reggie Nelson, CB, Florida
Apparently, misinformation led the 49ers to believe Nelson's last name was Bush.
12. Bills - Leon Hall, CB, Michigan
The Bills feel a great need to draft another corner back to help stop the Patriots' wide receivers. However, it is not until after the draft that they realize that the Patriots don't have any wide receivers.
13. Rams - Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio State
The Rams believe Pitcock will help them stop the run, but they fail to realize that they need 11 defensive players, not one.
14. Panthers - LaRon Landry, FS, LSU
Landry will be very disappointed when hearing his name called here, because he will be one of the tiny percentage of defensive backs who won't have the chance to intercept a terrible Jake Delhomme pass.
15. Steelers - Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh
Steelers management should include a clause in Revis' contract forcing him to be unable to receive motorcycle lessons from Ben Roethlisberger.
16. Packers - Marshawn Lynch, HB, Cal
The Packers rush this pick after not paying attention to the clock and paying more attention to Brett Favre standing awkwardly at a news conference, dodging the point of whether he will come back or not.
17. Jaguars - Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
In enough time, Jack Del Rio will be out in Jacksonville, and Bobby Petrino will leave a new seven-year deal in Atlanta for the chance to coach his former player.
18. Bengals - Leroy Jones, Inmate, Ohio State Penitentiary
The Bengals see great potential in Jones, as he was in jail on three counts of assault. [Actual pick: Alan Branch, DT, Michigan]
19. Titans - Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC
Jarrett will give 2006 Rookie of the Year Vince Young a good target to throw to, but unfortunately, all balls thrown in Jarrett's direction will be five feet over his head.
20. Giants - Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State
We couldn't think of anything funny for this, so you can just laugh at the fact that a Fresno State player went in the first round.
21. Broncos - Daymeion Hughes, CB, California
R.I.P. Darrent Williams
22. Cowboys - Ben Grubbs, OG, Auburn
Upon hearing the last name of his new lineman was Grubbs, coach Bill Parcells licked his lips, thinking of the barbeque ribs he would eat later that night.
23. Chiefs - Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska
Now that the Chiefs can put pressure on the quarterback, expect teams to keep running over them.
24. Jets - Demarcus Tyler, DT, NC State
Contrary to popular belief, Dewayne Robertson is actually undersized.
25. Patriots (from Seahawks) - LaMarr Woodley, OLB, Michigan
The Patriots have trouble signing Woodley, since they have to stay about $10 million under the cap to even out the average league salary because of Washington.
26. Eagles - Patrick Willis, ILB, Mississippi
Hopefully, Willis will get the memo NOT to wear a Santa suit in Philadelphia.
27. Patriots - Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU
With this pick, Tom Brady finally has an NFL-caliber wide receiver, and sends Bill Belichick a gift basket of pre-hacked Patriots hoodies.
28. Colts - Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State
After miraculously shutting down Larry Johnson in the playoffs, the Colts remembered that they need linebackers on their team.
29. Ravens - Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State
Could shoot up to the Titans at #19 with a score of five or less on the Wonderlic.
30. (Da) Bears - Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii
He can sure throw the ball past defenders, even if it's at the cost of overthrowing his receivers by ten yards.
31. Saints - Quentin Moses, OLB, Georgia
Moses can finally speak to the hallowed Bush of his dreams.
32. Chargers - Craig Davis, WR, LSU
Some more exterior blocking for LaDainian Tomlinson.

That's our take.