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What You Missed While You were Watching the Super Bowl

 

Santonio Holmes looks for things other than himself going on in sports. Oh, look at this article!

Santonio Holmes looks for things other than himself going on in sports. Oh, look at this article!

 

 

Now, if you were watching the Super Bowl last night, which I’m sure you were, you probably missed the following events:

1. Michael Phelps Apologizes for Marijuana Pipe in his Mouth

michael-phelpsA British tabloid showed a picture of Phelps inhaling from a marijuana pipe Saturday, although it did not say specifically that he was smoking marijuana, but instead stated that the pipe was generally used for that purpose. Continue reading

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February 2, 2009 Posted by | College Basketball, NBA, NFL, NHL, Olympic Sports, Tennis | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Super Bowl Preview by Guest Writer Kevin Black

Here’s an article by guest writer Kevin Black:

Super Bowl Preview

What’s the biggest event of the year? In my opinion, it’s the Super Bowl. This year’s game will live up to all the hype it is receiving. As all of you know I’m sure, the teams are, The Pittsburgh Steelers, the AFC representative, and the Arizona Cardinals, the NFC representative. 

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February 2, 2009 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lil’ Wayne on the Super Bowl

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Wow… can Super Bowl XLIII get any more publicity?

Let me explain: the man whose nickname about 99.9 percent of people age 10-30 know is now speaking out on the Super Bowl.

That’s right, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Birdman’s adopted son, who is more commonly know as Lil’ Wayne wrote an article about the Super Bowl. Now let me elaborate for the people who have been living in a hole for the past year: Lil’ Wayne is a man who has had at least ten top ten hits, probably more, over a span of around 12 months. Some of his hit singles that you might have heard of are: Go DJ, Lollipop, A Milli, Got Money, or I’m Me. And that doesn’t even brush the songs that take up all the space on the popularity bar on iTunes. So, on with his article. Continue reading

January 31, 2009 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Playoff Predictions

Before many teams can clinch a playoff spot, I am going to predict who I think will make the playoffs:

AFC

Division Leaders

Tennessee Titans(Clinched)

Pittsburgh Steelers(Clinched)

New York Jets- Over Dolphins and Patriots because they will beat the Seahawks almost certainly, and I think that they will beat the Dolphins out to decide the winner.

Denver Broncos- Over Chargers because if they get just one win, they clinch and they have two 6-8 teams left on their schedule. Continue reading

December 21, 2008 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Odd Contract Agreement

Albert HaynesworthIn my last post, I recorded the Pro Bowl rosters. Albert Haynesworth was in that post. You would think that’s good for the Tennessee Titans, wouldn’t you? I mean, your defensive tackle was good enough to be named one the best, right?

Well, as it turns out, it’s not good for the Titans.

Why? Well, one term of Haynesworth’s contract is that he becomes a free agent once he is named to the Pro Bowl. Continue reading

December 17, 2008 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2009 Pro Bowl Rosters Announced

pro-bowl1The 2009 Pro Bowl rosters have been announced. They are (reserves listed in parentheses):

AFC

QB- Peyton Manning (Brett Favre, Jay Cutler)

RB- Thomas Jones (Chris Johnson, Ronnie Brown)

FB- Le’Ron McClain

WR- Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall (Reggie Wayne, Wes Welker)

TE- Tony Gonzalez (Antonio Gates) Continue reading

December 17, 2008 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Brett Favre-Like day for Matt Cassel

Remember December 23, 2003? Probably not, unless you’re Brett Favre. I’ll refresh your memory.

Monday, December 23, 2003, was the day after Brett Favre’s dad died, and the day that Favre was set to play the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. He decided to play.

The Packers eventually won that game, 41-7, and Favre had 399 yards and 4 touchdowns, moving him into 2nd place all-time in passing touchdowns, only behind Dan Marino.

But, how does this relate to Matt Cassel, you ask? He most certainly didn’t move into second for all-time passing touchdowns, no. But, what he did do is this: have a sensational game soon after his father died.

Very soon after his father died, Matt Cassel lead the Patriots to victory over the Raiders(another coincedince: they both played the Raiders) with 218 yards passing, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 18 yards rushing for a 108.1 QB rating.

Matt Cassel

This year, Cassel has been a huge surprise. Coming into the season, the Patriots had the best QB in the league in Tom Brady. But, when he went down with an injury, everyone thought that it was the demise of the Patriots. However, as it turns out, it was actually a blessing in disguise as Matt Cassel stepped into the quarterback role. On the year, he has 18 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, a 63.8 completion percentage, and 3,270 yards for a 87.1 QB rating. And it’s not like he’s had a great offensive line, he’s been sacked 44 times.

 But that’s off-track. The main thing is that Cassel had a great day soon after his father died.

I would have never predicted this kid.

That’s all I have for you.

Thanks for reading!

December 16, 2008 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment