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I HATE THE NEW YORK JETS THIS MUCH!!!

Please, oh please, let someone beat the Jets. I can’t stand the New York Jets.  And it’s not the all of the players.  It’s what the team stands for… arrogance, swagger, and unsportsmanlike conduct.  I hate Ladanian Tomlinson and Antonio Cromartie.  I can’t stand Braylon Edwards.  And Shonn Greene is getting on my nerves. I hate the way they flew around the field flying around lake airplanes.  But I have no beef with Mark Sanchez, Darrelle Revis, Santonio Holmes and the rest of the gang.  I’m even beginning to like their coach Rex Ryan.  I mean after watching him these two past playoff games, he just wants to win, and like having fun doing it.  Sure he’s classless but you can tell that he’s the kind of coach players wanna go to battle with.  That, plus every other word that comes out of his mouth is a profanity. With all that said, I still hate the NY Jets, and I think the clock is about to strike 12:00 on them this coming Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The rule is if you beat a team in the regular season, it’s a lock to lose to them in the playoffs. For all  of you who remember, the Jets barely beat the Steelers on December 19.  Now, next Sunday will be the game of the year.  A showdown between a team that punches people in the mouths (Steelers) and a team that needs to be punched in the mouth (Jets).  If you’re in the area, grab some tickets, as the game’s not sold out yet. In the meanwhile, for all you Jets’ fans and players, don’t forget, you still have 2 more games to win.

January 17, 2011 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

TITANS SACK VINCE YOUNG

And with the 8th overall pick of the NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans select…. a quarterback? 4 years after selecting Vince Young from Texas, the Tennessee Titans and owner Bud Adams have decided to end the VY experiment.  The rift between the coach and the player has been lingering for years only to come to a climax this season, leading to the Titans’ losing 8 of their last 9.  I’m glad someone finally took the coach’s side over the diva players’.  NFL and most modern day athletes are so spoiled and used to getting their own way that when something like this happens, everyone is so shocked.  This is how it used to be, when sports was real.  Coaches these days have to walk on eggshells when they criticize their star/franchise players.  Jeff Fisher has been coaching this team for 16 years or so.  If you think there’s another qualified coach out their, good luck finding one.  The Titans can easily draft a scrambling quarterback, they’re a dime a dozen in college. I don’t think VY every played up to his potential.  Then again, I do believe that his type of quarterbacks, while successful in the short term, can never win you a Superbowl.  Look at Vick and McNabb. It’s no coincidence all the winning Superbowl quarterbacks have been pocket passers… Brady, Manning, Brees.  I’m sure there will be some suitors for Vince Young.  Half the league is in need of a quarterback.  As for the Titans, they’re 1 QB and 1 WR away from making a deep run in the playoffs.  They have the best runnign back in the game in Chris Johnson, and like most RB careers go, he’s got about 2 more years of playing at this level. The next move the Titans have to make is cutting Randy Moss.  Look how it helped the New England Patriots.  I love Moss but he reeks of clubhouse cancer.  You can’t have selfish guys like that on a team, especially without a true team captain to put him in place. It’s going to be an interesting offseason…wait a minute, don’t the playoffs start this weekend?

January 6, 2011 Posted by | Ara | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SAN DIEGO NOT SO SUPER CHARGERS

Christmas came a day late for me this year.  The Charger’s loss to the Bengals coupled with the Chiefs win against the Titans gave teh Chiefs the AFC West title and the Chargers, a one-way ticket to the no-man’s land.  There’s nothing more that I love to see than the Charger’s demise. For the past 2 weeks, every NFL analyst has picked the Chargers to make their typical late season push into the playoffs eventhough they were in 2nd place in the division.  Well suck it!  The only reason the Chargers beat the Chiefs (and when I say beat, I mean BEAT) was because the Chiefs didn’t have their quarterback Matt Cassell.  Now he’s back and hasn’t missed a beat.  Dwayne Bowe is playing like the stud he is and Jamaal Charles is shining.  Can someone start the Matt Cassell for MVP chant? As for the Chargers, looks like another clutch interception by Philip Rivers.  How you lose to the Bengals without T.O. is a shock to me.  Carson Palmer played like his senior year at USC again. I’m guessing that Norv Turner won’t be there when next season starts.  If he is, you can expect another disappointing season in 2011. Kudos to head coach Todd Haley, coach of the year for turning this 5 win team around.  How about Charlie Weiss? After getting kicked out of Notre Dame, he’s re-establishing himself as an NFL genius. As for this Chiefs’ fan, it’s off to the post-season, and man does Matt Cassell beat Elvis Grbac and/or Steve Bono.

December 27, 2010 Posted by | Ara, NFL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stay Classy Jets…

Clearly sarcastic on my behalf.  Jets strengthening coach SAL ALOSI stuck out his knee during a punt return, causing Miami Dolphins’ gunner Nolan Carroll to fall down.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  The story of the game should have been how the Jets choked away an easy win and how they’re not as good as everyone thinks they are.  Instead, you got one of Rex Ryan’s cronies executing the biggest bushleague move I have EVER seen in football.  It’s unprecedented. The funny part is that I’m not surprised by this move coming from Jets’ personnel. I actually liked this team.  They have some real players.  But for some reason, after going on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this past offseason, they’ve turned Hollywood.  Sure they made it to the AFC Championship game last year…kudos.  But this year, they’ve beaten 1 quality team, and have many last second victories.  Commissioner Roger Goodell better come down hard on the Jets and this Alosi guy.  We want a suspension and a HUGE fine. What an idiot!  And how do you lose to the Dolphins? That’s 2 losses in a row. At Pittsburgh and at Chicago over the next two weeks. Can someone say, 4-game losing streak!!!

December 13, 2010 Posted by | Ara, NFL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

GO COLTS!!!

So I’m sitting here and watching the Indy v. Bengals game with my 6 day old son Leo. That’s right, 6 day old.  Born on 11/8/10, at 7:52 a.m., this 8 lb bundle has brought me nothing but joy.  I’m not a Colts fan, not sure if he’ll be one…ever, or if he’ll even like football, or…gulp….sports.  But I am a Peyton Manning fan, a player that is the true definition of sportsmanship, class, and drive. I’m guessing that my son and I will be spending a lot of time with each other over the remainder of my lifetime (or at least I hope).  Words can’t explain the pleasure this baby has brought me over the last 6 days.  It makes all the sleepless nights (past and future) and dirty (and do I mean DIRTY) diapers worth it.  I don’t want to get emotional, but sometimes when you’re this happy, there’s nothing better than sharing it with the world. Who knows, maybe we’re looking at the next Manning (as long as its not Cooper…)

November 14, 2010 Posted by | Ara, Leo | , | Leave a comment

LOCK of the Week

Ok, so it happened…all you haters got what you wanted. After 5 glorious weeks, the Big Dog finally lost one. Stupid overrated Jets is all I can say. But watch me bounce back.  And boy do I have a doozy for you.  The Buffalo Bills -1 at the Miami Dolphins.  Sure this might look like a trap game, being favored by only 1 point, but the Bills are for real.  They have the second best record in the league.  They’re coming off a big win against the Chargers and while they might not whoop the Dolphins, they surely will cover. So don’t wait, do it, bet it. Let’s start another streak.

October 23, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tom Brady to Spend A LOT More Time With Gisele

What a turn of events!!! I’ll get right to it: opening game of the season, the New England Patriots hosting the Kansas City Chiefs, 1st quarter, no score, Tom Brady steps up to make a throw to Randy Moss when Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard, already on the ground, lunges forward at Brady’s knee; the result, torn ACL, out of the season (Brady that is).  This team just went from Superbowl favorites to “let’s hope we make the playoffs.” WOW!!! I don’t know what else there is to say.  Sure they still beat the Chiefs, which actually shows how pathetic my Chiefs are, but is backup starter Matt Cassel the answer for the Pats? Cassel hasn’t started a game since he was in high school, though he did a decent job managing the game Sunday. Now I wanna see the “genius” Bill Belichik work some of his magic.  For years, I’ve been hearing how he’s the best coach in the league. Let’s see what he’s gonna whip up for the rest of the season.  Is that Daunte Culpepper’s phone I hear ringing?  Don’t forget, in 2004 Culpepper threw for 39 tds, with a third of those going to Moss.  Maybe Culpepper’s a stretch, but I’m not sure Cassel can handle this.  Looks like the race in the AFC is wide open, ready for the pickin’s.  I know there’s one team that’s smiling right now. Ummm, Steelers/Colts, please step up and take your spot at the head of the class.

September 8, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miami Heat: From Promising to Broken Promises

miami heat onthebuzzer.comHow the hell did the Miami Heat get so bad? Talk about father time pulling a fast one over our eyes.  As of right now, they have the 2nd worst record in the league at 8-29.  They’re worse than Memphis, Seattle and EVERY team in the Eastern Conference, including folks, the New York Knicks.  Dwayne Wayne is injured.  I get it.  Shaq is old. I get it.  Ricky Davis is a no good thug. Truth.  Jason Williams…well his nickname “white chocolate” says it all. But they got rid of Antoine Walker.  Shouldn’t they be better?  Unfortunately they also traded away Wayne Simien, who I though had some potential. The real Udonis Haslem has reared his head.  Then again, offseason pickups like Smush Parker and Luke Jackson probably aren’t helping the cause either. Sure there’s some promising young talent like Daequan Cook and  Dorrell Wright, but this team is a mere fraction of that championship team a few years ago.  As for the heart of the Heat, it left the stadium the day Alonzo got injured.  Heat fans, enjoy the cellar of the NBA.

January 17, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boston Celtics: Cold Hard Facts

ray allen onthebuzzer.comThat’s right folks, the Boston Celtics are human.  They win some game, they lose some games.  No, they’re not going to beat Michael Jordan’s Bulls’ single season record. After losing two games in a row to the Washington Wizards sans Gilbert Arenas, many were ready to call the Celts overrated. But every team has that one achilles heal.  Not to say that the Wiz are the Celtics’ yet, but they sure came close to it this week.  As for the Celts, don’t panic Bostonians, I’m sure they just got bored.  After Ray Allen dropped 35 on the red hot Blazers on Wednesday night, the boys in green are back on track. With upcoming games against the Sixers, Knicks and Raptors, you can bet that KG and the fellas will be back on another winning streak.

January 17, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NFL Conference Championships

lombardi trophy onthebuzzer.comHere goes nothing…With 2 games left to the Superbowl, do I have some winners for you.  For the record, I’m 6-1-1 in the playoffs.  Not bad for crunch time…

NY Giants at Green Bay Packers -7:  The Giants’ bubble will burst this weekend.  No way will Eli repeat last week’s performance, especially on the frozen tundra. Ryan Grant’s first playoff game jitters are outta the way, Brett Farve’s destined to go to the Superbowl and take down the Pats. This is a no-brainer.

San Diego Chargers @ New England Patriots -14:  Don’t get fooled by the big spread.  The Chargers are hurting in the RB, QB, and most every other position.  The Pats are gonna spank L.T. and his crew for talking smack after last season’s playoff loss. Major ass-whoopin’ coming up.

January 17, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments