I agree with BornIcon. LT is hands down the NFL player of the year. But the MVP should be exactly what it says... the most valuable player. The Chargers are still a playoff caliber team without the monster season that LT had. However, without the leadership and excellent play that the Saints got out of Brees this season, the Saints would not be in the position that they are now, in the playoffs with a first round bye.
posted by NightingalesGone at 08:54 AM on January 05
In my defense I did say that that doesn't mean that they would beat them. I just said it shows that they would possibly have a chance and so they deserve a shot.
posted by NightingalesGone at 09:19 PM on January 03
This game proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the BCS system is flawed and that a playoff system should be implemented in college football. Oklahoma is a team that, if not for some horrible breaks from officials at Oregon, would possibly be playing in the national championship. Also, to anyone who is saying that Boise State couldn't keep pace with the so-called elite NCAA football programs such as Michigan or USC let's look at this years football season. Oregon State defeats USC who thoroughly rips Michigan a new one in the Rose Bowl. Boise State defeated OSU by a score of 42-14 if I recall correctly. Sure, this doesn't mean for sure that they would win in a head-to-head matchup against these "elite" teams, but it does show that they have a damn good shot, one that they deserve. All the BCS is is politics. But congrats to Boise State on the huge victory, and to Ian Johnson.
posted by NightingalesGone at 06:49 PM on January 02
Good point with Wisconsin and Auburn. It's a shame that neither team could make it with only two teams from each conference being able to make the BCS (SEC: Florida, LSU Big Ten: Ohio State, Michigan). Here's to hoping for a playoff system or some other major overhaul soon.
posted by NightingalesGone at 07:38 PM on December 03
Personally, I believe that Bush is a big part of the Saints success. No matter how poorly he is preforming, everyone still respects him because they all know that he can break a big play. This is opening up the rest of the Saint's offense to play like they have this year (of course the the addition of Drew Brees and the surprise that is Marques Colston has helped too).
posted by NightingalesGone at 08:46 PM on November 13
Federer takes it. But it's good to see Roddick back on top of his game.
posted by NightingalesGone at 11:04 PM on September 09
I don't think they take it too seriously. It really is a pride thing. How many people who create themselves in Madden actually give themselves rating that are true to life? Just because someone runs a seven second 40, that doesn't mean they are gonna give themselves a 45 for speed. At lest thats how i view it. I know when I create myself, I like to stack my stats as much as I can, even if it does cost a couple million dollars more.
posted by NightingalesGone at 09:03 PM on September 06
I would either go AFC North, (Bengals Steelers, and Ravens) or AFC West (Oakland, Denver, San Diego, and KC) as the strongest overall divisions. I don't know what you are talking about. In the AFC North, the ravens will be better, but they still wont be great, and everyone will beat up on the Browns, who you failed to even mention, although i can't blame you if you are trying to make a case for that division being the best in football. It's going to be a battle between the Bengals and Steelers again, just like last year. In the AFC West, KC is not going to be as good as people are expecting them to be. They lost a key part of their line in Willie Roaf, and the rest of the line is getting old too. Don't expect too much out of Larry Johnson or anyone else on the team this year. Oakland had that fall from grace after the Super Bowl a few years back, and since then they have just become a dumpng ground for players past their prime. Just like the AFC North, this will be a two team battle between SD and Denver. NFC East is by far the strongest division in the NFL. As long as things don't implode (which they well could, I am not going to deny that), look for these teams to dominate.
posted by NightingalesGone at 01:41 PM on August 24
It does seem like something is missing, but from other reports I have seen, including ESPN, the reports have all said the same exact thing.
posted by NightingalesGone at 03:02 PM on August 11
I think I might be France's biggest fan now. Anything to stop that smug git C Ronaldo from winning another game. Amen to that. I think that if I see one more dive from Ronaldo (or any other player from Portugal) I may well throw up. Everyone acts, but they disgrace the game taking it to a whole new level. Grabing your face when you got hit in the neck? Come on. I do think Germany is probably gonna take all home now, and I never thought I would say this but I hope France wins, at least against Portugal.
posted by NightingalesGone at 12:51 PM on July 02
And so it begins... Maybe more baseball teams from the North will be able to field good teams now and give the Southern teams a run for their money in the good old American pasttime..
posted by NightingalesGone at 06:25 AM on June 27
I'll second that opinion riffola. The refs have been pulling out way too many yellow cards in this World Cup. Let the boys play soccer. I guess at least they are making bad calls consistently.
posted by NightingalesGone at 08:43 PM on June 25
Ghana= great game. Best of luck to them against Brazil. USA= Horrible. They completely lacked any heart out there today. Even with their goal they still looked like a shell of the team that played against Italy. Even with the bad ref, they have no one to blame but themselves (and Bruce Arena, who in my opinion at this point needs to be completely run out of US soccer. His coaching at this World Cup was probably some fo the worst coaching, if you call sitting there with your hands behind your head coaching, I have ever seen).
posted by NightingalesGone at 11:58 AM on June 22
Fantastic generalization there. Every American is close-minded and wants their sports to be high scoring. You couldn't have said it any better. All Americans suck! Ha. Bad wording on my part. I was trying to refer to just that certain group(ie. the ones that like to piss on all the soccer posts), but I guess I did kind of word that like all Americans suck.
posted by NightingalesGone at 01:38 PM on June 19
You, Mr. Robert Scherer from Montgomery, Ohio are an idiot. Although you won't ever read this I'm sure becuase you are just another close minded American who couldn't name a soccer player if his life depended on it. I don't see why people here think that all sports have to be high scoring or make complete sense. People have the same complaints about hockey. SO let's fix whats wrong with soccer. Kicking a ball into a gigantic net with no goalie in it would make for one hell of a sport. We should probably just try to do away with offsides, yellowcards and red cards while we are at it too. I honestly belive that the lack of scoring in many matches makes it more exciting everytime one team even gets close to the net. Who gives a damn in basketball if the team gets close to the net they are supposed to score in? Probably not very many folks.
posted by NightingalesGone at 08:12 AM on June 19
Eh. I don't really think that the tackle waranted a red card. Maybe a yellow, but not a red. Then again, it's just my opinion and I'm not a world cup ref. The offsides was the correct call though. But, hey, I guess there's not too much to complain about. If we play like we did against Italy and maybe Ghana falls back a bit in their play, we could still be partying come Thursday night.
posted by NightingalesGone at 06:51 AM on June 18
STFU about Notre Dame. That or explain to me how it's the same. Im not dissing Notre Dame. I'm actually a fan. And Irish. I'm just making the point that there shouldn't be some huge uproar over some stupid mascot names because they are "politically incorrect" in the eyes of those people. They aren't the only ones who have mascots in some way relating to their heritage. No one else seems to have a problem when their heritage is inserted into sports, but when it comes to Native Americans it's automatically interpreted as derogitory is what I was saying.
posted by NightingalesGone at 12:44 PM on June 16
As an Irishman, those goddamned Notre Dame Fighting Irish offend me too. Grr. People really need to get a grip and stop being offended by stupid BS political corretness. It's not like Native Americans are the only heritage for which there are mascots in sports. Why don't we bring PETA into this too so they can stick up for those Huskies whos names are being wrongfully used in college sports.
posted by NightingalesGone at 11:47 AM on June 16
I think that the Mav's meltdown was more attributed to themselves than anything that the Heat did. While the Heat have clamed down the last two games defensively, game three just got into the Mav's head I think. They just couldn't buy a bucket last night.
posted by NightingalesGone at 09:50 AM on June 16
*would like to pin this loss on George Bush's pre-game pep talk* I think you might be on to something with this one. At this point it's probably the best anwser we have to today's piss poor preformance.
posted by NightingalesGone at 09:32 PM on June 12
Jeff Kent. Kellen Winslow. Jason (Jay) Williams. And now Big Ben. YOu would really think that by this point in time a) young atheletes would realize that it is foolish of them to go riding around on motorcycles and b) that all professional teams would have clauses in their contract deals that would not allow players to ride motorcycles (or at least prevent them from doing so without a helmet on).
posted by NightingalesGone at 05:29 PM on June 12
While the Eagles fell short on the field last year, over the past few years their front office has made their share of both smart and foolish decisions. Being from the Philadelphia, I hear everyones opinion, most of which are along the lines of the Eagles don't handle their players very well. While this may be true, it is much more so for players in the skill positions. This is not the case on the line here. The Eagles have proven that they have an eye for talent in the trenches, now boasting what is possibly one of the top young lines in the leauge. Now heres to hoping the Eagles get over their habbit of not signing aging veterans so they can sign Brian Dawkins for a few more years.
posted by NightingalesGone at 04:59 PM on June 12
He did make a good point in that American sports writers and fans alike feel the need to jump on the bandwagon of [your international sport here] whenever something big is happening. Just like the majority of Americans didn't know or care about cycling before Lance Armstrong started making the headlines, everyone now feels the need to pay attention to soccer/football because it is possibly the biggest international even that is hosted (in my opinion, bigger than the Olympics). That, and there is the reason to jump on the bandwagon now that America actaully has a formidable team who may be able to shake things up a bit this year, even with their placement in such a tough pool.
posted by NightingalesGone at 08:17 PM on June 11
Yeah. SOrry about this one guys.
posted by NightingalesGone at 06:11 PM on June 11
I realize that the article did not mention his problems in college, and Vick, like the rest of us does deserve a second chance. In fact, the article is progressing well. The question i posed after reading the article though was how long will he be able to keep up his progress, simply becuase everytime in his career seems to be heading in a positive direction, he does something stupid or completely classless to ruin it again. I really do wish him the best of luck though and hope that he can turn around what has happened with him in the past and make a new name for himself with a new start in the NFL.
posted by NightingalesGone at 05:25 PM on June 11
While the way that the Titans organization treated Steve McNair was completely inexcusable, as a Titans fan, it's a damn shame to see him leave, especially for only a fourth round pick. It would have been nice for them to keep him around for the next few years as a mentor to Vince Young. Even though Billy Volek is one of the best backup quarterbacks in the leauge, he just does not have the ability to help Vince Young develop much as a player. If the Titan's coaches can't help Young fully develop, then the decisions of the orginization and how they dealt with McNair will really come back to bite them in the ass.
posted by NightingalesGone at 05:59 PM on June 07
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