Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Delonte West " You better have my Doughnuts" and The NFL Top 10

I pray Delonte is ok on a serious note and I will give you my picks from this week as well. Remember anyone who finish the week with a better picks record than me will be put in a drawing for a $25 gift card.

L-Det vs Chi, W-Cin Vs Clev,L-Oak Vs Hou,L-Sea Vs Ind,W-Ten Vs Jac,W-NYG vs KC,W-Bal vs NE,L-Tb vs Was,W-Buf vs Mia,W-NYJ vs NO,L-Dal vs Den,L-STL vs SF,L-SD vs Pit,L-GB vs Min

There you have it. If you can't go at least 12-4 then don't even bother.

Monday, September 28, 2009

I was wrong it's the Twins Jake and John's last year in Carolina.

John Fox hitched his wagon to a falling star and for that he will be out of a job at the end of the season. If Carolina is serious about building a contender they have to get rid of Jake and John. They are like twins joined together at the hip. The show is over it's run it's course and the curtain will close.

Jake and John has been a good show but they are both has beens. Jake burst on the scene with a come from behind victory over the Jags to kick off an improbable run. He went on to ride with this team to a one and only superbowl appearence and for that John has been forever grateful.

The thing about all of that  it's in the past. Reality now is a team with a ton of talent on offense but one of the worst teams in the league on third down or any down. I watched the game cast on the computer for this game and when you look at the play selection from that vantage point my 8 year old son could have called a better offensive game. The offensive play calling was horrible but you know what the head coach is ultimately responsible. The other thing about this game is Jake just can't make enough plays. He and this team have been terrible on third down for years.

The panthers are still a pretty young team. Steve Smith is a lot better than he looks right now. With the right offensive system and a quarterback who can make plays this team could contend for a title next year. There are several coaches out there who will be looking to get back into the game next year and with the talent of the panthers and ownership Carolina will be a popular destination for a pretty good coach.

The coaches that will vie for the open spot next year will include: Bill Cowher, Mike Holgrem, Brian Billick, Mike Shanahan, and maybe even Tony Dungy. Carolina will get a big name coach next year that can take this team to the promise land.

No more excuses this ride is over for the twins. Hey we wish you the best!

What did we see in Week 3 Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!


Well I didn't get my picks in for this week but I can tell you this. I certainly didn't think Tennessee would lose again to go to 0-3. I also didn't think the Bengals would beat the Steelers.

So what did we learn this week? The Colts are who we thought they were. The Jets are as good as they have played. The Giants did what they were suppose to. New England bounced back and they will be a good team but not great. Atlanta is not quite ready for prime time. Brett Favre just being Brett Favre and San Fran is a lot to handle. The Saints are marching in at 3-0 and so is Denver but they are not the real deal. Detroit got off the mat but the Redskins got on. St. Louis and Cleveland are battling for worst team in the NFL dishonor.

The Jets? What can you say about these guys? They will be a contender this year. Rex Ryan has changed the way these guys operate and they have a level of confidence that I have not seen from a Jets team. I really thought the Titans would go in there with a must win mentality and give the Jets their first loss.

With the way the Jets play defense they are capable of beating any team on any given Sunday. Rex has taken the same philosophy that he had in Baltimore and that his father had in Philly. Buddy Ryan believed his defense was good enough to beat any team and had it not been for the fog bowl in Chicago I truly believe Philly would have won it all with Randall Cunnigham and that defense.

I think Rex Ryan has enough edge to him that the Jets running out front will not be a problem for this team because Rex really believe they are suppose to win. It's one thing to say it and hope you do but this guy really believes this team is good enough to go to the super bowl. Do I believe that? No. But it's not what I believe but what his players believe and if they keep playing like they are playing we all may be suprised.

The Tennessee Titans? What in the world is going on? They are my Super Bowl pick from the AFC. They have been in each game with an opportunity to win but have not cashed in. The pass defense will play better and I feel they will get more pressure on the Quarterbacks but right now there is something else missing.

Vince Young are you ready to be the hero? Vince is a winner and I think it's time for Jeff Fisher to make a change and get Vince back under center. Collins has looked terrible! In the Jets game his last 13 passes were incompletions that's unacceptable. If Vince is ever going to be the guy for the Titans now is the time. This set's up perfect if he can come in and the team reel off 10 straight wins and make the playoffs and get to the superbowl he will be a folk hero instead of joke in Nashville.

The Cowboys and the Panthers on monday night football. Folks you heard it here the Panthers will win this game and shock Dallas again. They weren't really shocked by the lost to the Giants because they know the Giants are contenders but tonight you heard it from me first they will be shocked by the Panthers.

I live in NC but that's not why I'm perdicting this it's more because of the way this sets up. The running game for the Panthers will be off the charts tonight and Steve Smith will shine under the big lights. This will be a game that will start Carolina on an up swing and Dallas on a down swing.

When you see that I am right come back and tell me how great I am. The Truth in Sports and you heard it here so you know it's true!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The top 10 NFL teams going into week 3

Write these down because at least 8 of these 10 will be in the top 10 at the end of the year. The Titans will be back in the mix by then.

A video take on Jordan's Retirement speech

The Before the season top 10 NFL teams

There is exactly one week until kick off of the 2009 NFL season! Man it seem like it's been a long time since the super bowl. But I have the truth on who are your best teams going into the season. Yes my boys are in the top ten the Tennesse Titans

I am going to go ahead and give you my pick from the AFC this year and the team I believe will win it all. Yes my Tennesse Titans and I will tell you why.

Tennesse went 13-3 last year and very well could have been in the superbowl this year. They will not be as good on the defensive line but they will be good. The defense will be in the top ten in the league. The difference for the Titans this year I believe will be on offense. I think they will be much better and very explosive. I see the offense being in the top 7 in the NFL.
Why they will win the superbowl? Fisher promised McNair(RIP) after the lost to the Rams in that heart breaking one yard short defeat that they would be back. Well all the players will be wearing #9 on the back of their helmets this year to honor Mc and this will be the perfect story line to help heal the fans and the people of Tennessee.
You heard it here first the Titans will win the superbowl and Chris Johnson will be the NFL rushing leader.

The top ten list to start the NFL season.

1. The Pittsburgh Steelers

2. The New York Giants

3. The Tennesse Titans

4. The San Diego Charges

5. The Philly Eagles

6. The Indy Colts

7. The Baltimore Ravens

8. The New England Patriots

9. The Minnesota Vikings

10.The New Orleans Saints

The Truth About Michael Jeffrey Jordan

What can I tell you about Michael Jordan? There is always going to be the question of who will or can be better than Jordan but the answer is in the question. The man redefined the game of basketball. Wilt was a monster and did things that no one will ever do but Jordan took the game global

Will there ever really be someone like Mike? I watched the hall of fame speech and it was fitting. Jordan paying Homage to David Thompson. David Thompson inspired a lot of young people to aim higher as in verticle leap. I am about one and half years older than Jordan and growing up in eastern North Carolina and playing sports David Thompson was the man.

I have seen Jordan plenty of times off the court. I saw him play at Laney High when I was at Jacksonville High school and would check out the Achievement Unlimited camp that he would come to in Greensboro when he was with the Bulls. Fred Whitfield started the camp and Jordan would come every year with other pros and it was called the greatest pick up game. For all of the accolades and high praise somehow Jordan is amazingly humble. Don't get me wrong he believes he is the best on the court no matter who is one the court but he has not put himself above the journey. I think that was also revealed in his Hall of Fame speech.

My only regret about Jordan's career is that being from North Carolina and our High Schools playing in the same conference I never saw Jordan play professionally live. It's hard to believe I never saw him play live. So now any time any of the great ones come to North Carolina I try to have my 8 year old son there. He has seen almost all of the modern day great ones with the exception of Allen Iverson. I was hoping Iverson would be playing in Charlotte this year but I digress.

My son loves Michael Jordan even though he has never seen him play which is amazing to me how Jordan has transended several generations. He did get to see Jordan up close at a Bobcats game. We happen to have seats on the founders level and Jordan and Fred Whitfield came with in two feet of my little boy. He didn't get an autograph or anything because we didn't notice Jordan was beside us until he was walking off. Oh well.

Michael Jordan will always have a place in every native North Carolinians heart and he is certainly one of our most favorite sons. In my opinion there will never be anyone who will do what Michael Jordan has done for and to basketball.

Thanks again Michael Jeffrey Jordan you will be forever the jump man and your message of being your best and not giving up will ring true in a lot of young and old people hearts.