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FANTAY FOOTBALLL: RUNNING BACK BUSTS

rb1.jpgDid you hear the news, Shaun Alexander is coming back.  Week 13 and a top 5 pick in most fantasy drafts has decided to bless us with his presence.  Well thanks for nothing.  So I decided to write about the year of the running back, or lack of it, starting with my top pick in the draft (#2 overall):

Steven Jackson: Mr. St. Louis Rams has played 7 out of 11 games, rushing for a whopping 532 yds and 3 touchdowns.  A far cry from his preseason prediction of $2,500 total yards.  At least he’s come back to help his owners in the playoffs, at least.

Frank Gore: A year after tearing up the NFC with over 2000 yds from scrimmage, this 49er has a total of 916 yds, and 5 tds.  Gore has proven to all that he is indeed, a one-hit wonder.

Larry Johnson: Remember when Dick Vermeil called LJ a baby? Well, LJ has proven him wrong (that’s online sarcasm).  First the holdout, then the injuries, and what do we have left? 559 rushing yds and 3 tds.  Thanks for the memories.

Shaun Alexander: This guy was most experts comeback player of the year, but instead he came back to his 2006 form.  Ever since signing the big contract, Alexander has been a dud.  He’s missed the last 3 games and has 2 total td in 8 games.

This lists goes on and on, but allow me to give honorable mentions to a couple other big time flops, starting with Miami’s Ronnie Brown (injury-out for season), Tampa Bay’s Cadillac (injury-out for season), New England’s Laurence Maroney (injured and playing like it), Jets’ Thomas Jones (no tds in 11 games), Reggie Bush (Houston Texans looking smarter every day).

December 1, 2007 Posted by | Ara, Fantasy Football, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michael Vick’s “Homies” Get Sacked

onthebuzzer.com pitbullonthebuzzer.com pitbullLooks like the guys that sold out Michael Vick got stiffer sentences handed down to them than the prosecutors suggested, 18 and 21 months. Well, I gotta be honest with you, I can’t wait until the Judge nails Vick on December 10. For a guy who has been given the world, Vick turned around and pissed on it, and us.  Some time has passed since Vick’s indictment and the gory details of the murders of the pitbulls.  Allow this blog to remind everyone of what has happened.  Do not forgive this “thug” for the heinous crimes he has committed and funded. And for all the idiots that have supported him, including the washed up Stephon Marbury, need I say more.

December 1, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , | Leave a comment

ANDREI KIRILENKO: ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE ONTHEBUZZER JINX

onthebuzzer.com kobe bryantA day after I wrote this guy off, Utah Jazz forward Andrei “AK-47” Kirilenko lit up the Lakers with a triple-double, 20 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.  Oh yeah, and don’t forget about the 6 steals and 4 blocks and 0 turnovers.  The Jazz continued on their tear, beating 120-96 in Salt Lake City.  That, friends, is the difference between two teams going in different directions. By the way, has anyone seen Lamar Odom lately? Back to the topic, I’m gonna need some consistency from AK before I apologize for practically calling him a bum. Lakers should have traded for this guy in the offseason.  Oh well, the saga continues…

December 1, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 14 College Picks

top25.jpg1- (9) Oklahoma at (1) Missouri – Strong game by Mizzou last week, look for a bit of a letdown this week. Sooners more experienced in big games. I like Oklahoma -3.
2- UCLA at (8) USC – Rose Bowl on the line. Bruins must get off to a good start if they want a chance to win this. Won’t happen! SC will win, just a matter of how much. Take USC -18.5.
3- (6) Virginia Tech at (12) Boston College – Tech looking good, but my gut says go with BC. They are due for a monster game and this is their chance to shine at home. I like Boston College +5.
4- Oregon State at (18) Oregonpadlock3.jpg – As much as I would like to think the Ducks can find a way to win, they won’t. Beavers win a close one. My lock! Take Oregon State -1.
5- (14) Tennessee at (5) LSU – Once again the Tigers screwed me last week! It took me all year, but this is the one. LSU looks to rebound. Vols won’t know what hit them. I like LSU -7.
6- Washington at (11) Hawaii – They think I am crazy, but I believe this one to be closer than most people think. The Warriors squeak it out and keep their BCS Bowl hopes alive. Take Washington +14.
7- Pittsburgh
at (2) W. Virginia – Looking better and better every week. They may take Pitt a bit too lightly, looking ahead to the National Championship game, but Mountaineers win. Not by as much as people think though. I like Pittsburgh +29.
8- Arizona at (13) Arizona State – Almost always a good game between these two teams, don’t expect anything less this time. Close throughout with the home to pulling away at the end. Take Arizona State -7.
9- (21) BYU at San Diego State
– How BYU doesn’t blow them out I don’t know. This game should be close for only a quarter. Prove you belong in the top 25! I like BYU -16
10. Army at Navy – Always entertaining, Navy the much better team. Close early, blowout late. Navy runs away at home. Take Navy -14.

December 1, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment