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The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Fourteen.

No offense meant. Just trying to keep the conversation lively!

posted by pcbenedict at 07:44 PM on December 09

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Fourteen.

Well, no shit. Jeez!! Just having a little fun dyams- no need to get bitter. BUT HE IS STILL AVERAGE!!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 06:55 PM on December 09

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Fourteen.

In the last six weeks, Jackson has accounted for 1005 yards from scrimmage and four TDs, while playing without the best left tackle in football. Being able to do that, while the passing game has been practically non-existent, moves him out of the "average" category in my book. Opinions vary. But since you like stats- here's a good one (the only one that matters!) Rams record during that same six weeks, 1-5. The point of my post: This Team Is Done!!

posted by pcbenedict at 02:53 PM on December 09

Good News: The Sparks are staying in Los Angeles.

What?!?! There is still a WNBA?? I thought the league disbanded.

posted by pcbenedict at 01:39 PM on December 09

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Fourteen.

I'm not sure the Rams have what it takes to keep the Bears (even with Grossman) from scoring. Did you watch the rams last week?? In the past, even when the rams had sub-par teams, they were tough at home. Last week they stunk up the joint against a sub-sub-par team. This team is done! The defense is again showing their lack of talent. An offensive line that has done nothing but pass block for 6 or 7 years can't create holes for a running back who has yet to prove (at least to me) that he is anything more than an average NFL back. And when the O-line does pass block, Bulger can't find one of the best receivers in the game. Note to Hoser: Pick whoever the Rams are playing as your "Lock of the week" for the rest of the season!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 09:32 AM on December 09

Yankees Ink Pettitte To One-Year Deal

16 Million for 1 year seems like an awful lot for a guy who has seemed to have an injury bug the last couple of seasons. He is great when he is healthy- let the yankees have him. The NL Central is shaping up to be tough enough on my WORLD CHAMPION CARDINALS!! (I love typing that!!)

posted by pcbenedict at 09:18 AM on December 09

Florida Will Face Ohio State in BCS Championship Game

Have I mentioned I don't much care for Notre Dame?

posted by pcbenedict at 08:16 PM on December 03

Florida Will Face Ohio State in BCS Championship Game

"It's a shame that neither team could make it with only two teams from each conference being able to make the BCS" That's my biggest gripe- Notre Dame is independent!! Admittedly, they play some tough teams- but if I am not mistaken, the BCS is set up as the five "major" conference champs- and Notre Dame if elig. That is Horse@#$&!!! Get in a conference and earn your way just like the other nine BCS teams do! Why is the Irish football team not in a conference anyway??? Their basketball team plays in the Big East, Why not football- because they don't want to join a good conference (Big East, or the logical Big 10) for fear of getting pounded, and they can't justify going to a non BCS conference. However, if they did, I'm sure the BCS would anoint that conference as BCS eligible. TV and sports writers would just die without their beloved Golden Domers!!!!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 08:16 PM on December 03

Bonds not offered Arbitration

I'll say he goes to the Mexican League. Much easier to get steroids down there, and none of those annoying drug tests. "It's just too bad that wasn't enough for him." I totally agree dyams!! I saw Barry play as a Sun-Devil in the College World Series. No one was more exciting and that continued into his early Major League career. He has said that enhancers never effected his skills, but what he will probably never see is that they have and will forever effect his legacy. He will probably go into the hall- and be the first member booed at the induction ceremony!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 07:52 PM on December 03

Another Opinion on the BCS

The writer is right on!!! Go back to the old system!!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 07:30 PM on December 03

Florida Will Face Ohio State in BCS Championship Game

Would have liked to see Michigan, but Florida is certainly deserving. I think an even bigger controversy is Notre Dame getting in!!! Check out: http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/6229904 There are certainly schools more deserving!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 07:27 PM on December 03

Dallas Cowboys Boot Vanderjagt

That could be one of the fastest falls I have ever seen. I watched the Bucs on thnxgiving and wondered what ever became of Gramatica.

posted by pcbenedict at 06:44 PM on November 27

Wojciechowski: BCS System Needs Extreme Makeover

There will never be playoffs because the bowls mean big $$ for the schools. The BCS sucks and may never work. How many times has the National Championship game had a team that didn't even when their conference (My Huskers were one of them) And it could happen again this year. That being said, I say go back to the old days before the BCS. I see a lot of Michigan and Ohio St fans on this site- Remember when it was all about the Rose Bowl. I have always been a Husker fan, but grew up in Iowa- The few times the Hawkeyes went to the Rose Bowl meant a lot to the state. Every Jan 1st bowl game was important and I think the college game was better because of it!! Sure, there was always a lot of talk about the polls being screwed up- but that hasn't changed. There were a few times you had a #1 vs #2 matchup in a bowl, but if you didn't, #1 never got a free pass. And is a shared National Championship such a terrible thing? Do any of the teams that have shared a National Championship consider themselves #2. What if USC gets in? Ohio State VS Southern Cal would be a classic Rose Bowl. Too bad it's not in Pasadena!!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 11:37 AM on November 26

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week 12

Good Thing I didn't bet!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 02:36 PM on November 23

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week 12

I noticed Miami not covering. I've been looking on-line to see how the Lions have faired against the spread on thanxgiving. Couldn't find what I was looking for, but I know I wouldn't bet against them.

posted by pcbenedict at 11:36 AM on November 23

The SI.com "2006 Turkeys Of The Year"

I'm surprised there is only one mention of # 5 here. I'm sure we are all smudged-out now, but come February when Roger's reports to camp, he and the rest of us will hear plenty more.

posted by pcbenedict at 07:39 AM on November 23

The SI.com "2006 Turkeys Of The Year"

I'd make T.O. # one every year. In fact name It the T.O. Award!!! You know what I think I hate most about him? He is probably mad he's not # one. Heaven forbid someone get more attention than he does!!!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 07:44 PM on November 22

Phillies' Howard wins NL MVP,

The funny thing is St. Louis is ok with it. Howard is a native. Sure, we would rather Pujols win it, but at this point we're happy with the trophy. Albert, I'm sure is too. Does anyone rember his press conference after winning the MVP last year, "Now, it's time for me to get a ring."

posted by pcbenedict at 06:16 PM on November 20

Bo Schembechler Dies on Eve of Michigan/Ohio State Game

I don't understand the polls love of the golden domers and never will. They should be the same as all other top schools and join a conference. I think the reason they don't is the Big 10 is the most logical and they want no part of it!! Personally, I'm hoping for some conference championship upsets to keep ND out!! First and foremost my beloved Huskers in the Big 12. If they could pull that off (and they have shown they can play with Texas), an upset in another conference championship should keep them out. Actually, upsets across the board would be best!! Turn the BCS upside down and get rid of it!!! As far as I am concerned we can go back to the old bowls. Back then, Every Jan 1st game meant something and I watched them all!! Since the BCS, I haven't watched anything but the Husker's bowl game and the BCS Championship

posted by pcbenedict at 09:18 AM on November 19

Bo Schembechler Dies on Eve of Michigan/Ohio State Game

"It's in the BCS hands now!" Sad but true Tribster- God help us!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 08:52 PM on November 18

Bo Schembechler Dies on Eve of Michigan/Ohio State Game

Though he once coached in Ohio, There was nobody more loyal to Michigan than Bo. The 1989 NCAA Basketball Tournament ("A Michigan man will coach Michigan!")is one of many stories that prove this. There are far to few men in today's world who would be as loyal. Everyone is saying Bo will be missed by college football, but I can't imagine how big a loss this is to the University of Michigan. There is just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter and it looks like the Buckeyes will take this one. I've already seen one column saying a rematch for the championship would be a bad idea- I say that's crap!!! Even if you don't consider the obvious circumstances in today's game, the BCS is to put the best two teams in the championship. I doubt there is another team better than these two.

posted by pcbenedict at 06:13 PM on November 18