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Dream Year Gets Better for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

adrian peterson onthebuzzer.comFirst he breaks the single game rushing season in his rookie year. Second, it looks like his team is headed to the playoffs. Third, he’s the leading rusher in the NFC, third in the NFL after missing 2 games because of a sore knee. And finally fourth, he’s named starting running back for the NFC and their pro-bowl roster. What a year. You think the teams that passed up on him feel stupid? Well if they haven’t yet, now would be a good time. The Minnesota Vikings control their own playoff destiny and have to beat Washington at home and then head to Denver for the finale. Their quarterback is peaking at the right time and their coach has wised up to the fact that he has the best running back in the league. I’m not saying their gonna beat the Patriots, but with a two headed monster of Peterson and Chester Taylor, don’t be surprised if this team is representing the NFC in the Superbowl. By the way, add a fifth as this guy is a shoe-in to win the rookie of the year award.

December 19, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Excuses Are Like Assholes, Everyone’s Got ’em

baseball and steroids onthebuzzer.comWith the disclosure of the Mitchell Report, where many steroid users and cheaters in MLB was revealed, some wrongdoers have come out and apologized.  I found it interesting, though, that may of the apologies are followed by “buts” and I don’t mean rear ends.  I mean excuses.  What happened to the good old fashioned “I’m sorry” and that’s it.  How about, I noticed everyone else doing it so I did it too to keep up.” Maybe a “I did it so I can sign for a bigger contract”  No, instead we get these:

Brian Roberts: “I was curious, I only used it once.”

Andy Pettite: “I did it to help me heal from injury.”

Fernando Vina: “Help me with my injuries.”

Paul Byrd: “It was under medical supervision.”

Roger Clemens, Astros P: “I didn’t do it.” Flat out denial not the way to go.

I got a piece of advice for these guys, just admit it or shut up. By the way, anyone wonder why Sammy Sosa wasn’t on this list.  Is it because it’s waaaay to obvious? I don’t know but I’m thinking there are plenty of names that are missing on this list.

December 19, 2007 Posted by | Ara, MLB BASEBALL | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lakers Beat Bulls, Again

kobe bryant onthebuzzer.comKobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls again this year in the windy city, 103-91 .  I said it before, the Bulls not pulling the trigger on the Kobe trade before the year started was a huge mistake and we’re seeing the effects now. These two teams are headed in different directions, the Lakers with the 5th best record in the West and the Bulls, in the bottom half of the East. So many teams have hesitated in making trades that involve their young stars. No one wants to give away “potential” talent for a short term fix.  The Clippers didn’t trade Shuan Livingston for Allen Iverson and look where that got them?  The Angels wouldn’t trade away their talent for Miguel Cabrera and well, now they are average.  Its the same story, everyone thinks their shit doesn’t stink, they have the best talent and they don’t want to get ripped off.  Well, it seem like Kobe is happy, for now at least, and the Bulls are content with being a middle-of-the-road team.  I guess everyones happy.  For now, at least.

December 19, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment