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Advice to NFL Teams Headed to Playoffs

I’m no NFL genius, nor have I ever been confused for one.  However, in watching football for most of my life, I’ve realized that nothing good comes out of week 17, at least for the teams that have already locked in a playoff spot.  I’ve crutches onthebuzzer.comheard teams give reasons like not wanting to lose momentum or sending the wrong signal to the non-star athletes.  These guys are professionals, they know which players are replaceable, no need to trick them. Colts, Chargers, Jags, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Packers, Cowboys, rest your guns. You have too much to lose by playing them in week 17. You noticed I didn’t include a couple of teams who have already clinched: the Patriots, who are looking for a perfect season, should play their starters then pull them when the game is out of reach; the Steelers, too late as your Superbowl dreams went down with Willie; Giants, doesn’t matter because they don’t have a chance either way.  With that said, I’m sure no one will listen to my advice, but afterwards, they’ll regret their decisions, and all you’ll be hearing is “those ONTHEBUZZER guys were right.”

December 29, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blazers On A Roll

brandon roy onthebuzzer.comJail Blazers no more, Portland Trail Blazers they are.  On Friday, led by last year’s rookie of the year phenom Brandon Roy, the Blazers won their league leading 12th game in a row.  No Greg Oden, no problem.  A lot of people were thinking this team was going to tank when their #1 draft pick Greg Oden went down in the preseason. Tim Duncan/David Robinson combo? Not this team.  The Blazers are looking to make a playoff appearance.  The young guys want some post season experience, with or without their franchise big man. Don’t get me wrong, this team still has a long way to go.  At this point in the season, they have the 8th best record in the West.  They might not make the dance at the end of the year.  But watch out for them next year, when Oden returns and gives these Blazers a true inside presence.

December 29, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Down with the King

jim leyritzThe King Jim Leyritz, a former major league baseball player, was charged with manslaughter on Friday for driving under the influence and killing another driver.  Many of you don’t remember, but Leyritz was one of the “clutchest” post season designated hitters I’ve seen. He punished the Atlanta Braves many a times, as a Padre and a Yankee.  He quietly disappeared at the end of his career.  It’s sad to see this guy’s career go down.  Another athletes, another felony, what a surprise.

December 29, 2007 Posted by | Ara, MLB BASEBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment