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NFL season is well under way. Heading into week 9, we pretty much have an idea of which teams are good and which teams suck.  For example, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars… SUCK! Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants and Green Bay Packers… GOOD! For all of you out there that like to bet on NFL Football, I have a lock for you this week. Sunday Night Football, Dallas Cowboys against the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta.  The Falcons are favored by a measly 4.5 points.  The Falcons, as many of you already know, are 7-0 this year. They have a top 5 quarterback in Matt Ryan, top 5 running back in Michael Turner, a top tier tight end in Tony Gonzalez and top tier wide receivers in Julio Jones and Roddy White. They’re defense isn’t as great but are ranked 10th in passing. Fortunately for them, the Dallas Cowboys are coming to town.  The same ‘boys who are ranked 28th in the league in rushing. They have an overrated quarterback in Tony Romo, no running game, a diva WR in Dez Bryant and an aging defense.  Now its time for you to cash in on this.  Take the birds, put the house on it… Thank me Monday morning.

November 2, 2012 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LOCK of the Week

I’m not gonna brag, but I got it right last week. 1-0 baby!!!  Sure, I needed the help of referee Ed Hochuli but a win’s a win, I don’t care how the Broncos did it.  I’m going for 2 in a row.  Without further delay, here it is:  Atlanta Falcons -5 at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Take the birds.  Let me tell you guys something; I’ve been a Chiefs fan for over 10 years.  I know one thing, this year they suck. They can’t stop anyone and they can’t score.  They let the Raiders march into Arrowhead and whoop them on their own turf. Their starting quarterback this week is some kid named Tyler Thigpen, undrafted from Coastal Carolina. RB Larry Johnson is back to his old antics, bitching about not getting the ball. Now, on the other hand, the Falcons are a team on the rise. RB Michael Turner will have a huge week against the Chiefs, who gave up over 300 yards on the ground to the Raiders last week. Rookie qb Matt Ryan has more NFL experience than Thigpen does.  Playing at home, this game’s a gimmie.  Take the Falcons, take the points, take the money. Don’t forget who got you there.

September 19, 2008 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

World, Mr. Turner; Mr. Turner, World

Just in case you don’t know who MIchael Turner is, now you do.  He’s been a  backup for the Ladanian  Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers for the past 4 years. He only played in mop-up duty and actually did a pretty decent job.  The knock on Turner, however, was that he was too small, only 5’10, 244 lbs. Most felt that he wouldn’t be able to withstand the beating of a starting running back in the course of a year.  Well, enter 2008 season, game 1 against the same old Detroit liions: how do 220 rushing yds and 2 tds sound to you? What makes it more amazing is that everyone knew that he was going to be the focal point of this offense, especially since the Falcons were starting rookie qb in Matt Ryan and have a scrappy bunch of no-name wide receivers. I hope this isn’t a fluke because Turner is one of the few “good guys” in the league.  We won’t really know ’till mid-way point of the season whether Turner is the real deal.  I’m thinking all those fantasy geeks owners are kicking themselves right now (except for those who drafted).

September 7, 2008 Posted by | NFL, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enjoy Him While You Can

pete.jpgSo Aurthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons need a new head coach and who better to go after than USC’s Pete Carroll. I’ll try to keep this short and sweet… Carroll doesn’t need the money, but doesn’t everyone have a price? Yes, the Trojans have set the standard in college football for the last 6 years. Yes, he has won 2 National Championships. Yes, he has won a record 6 Pac-10 titles. Yes, he just completed back to back Rose Bowl victories. And yes….. they may be ranked number 1 when the season starts next year. But hasn’t he done all he could do? Sure he could continue to win a few more years, but isn’t it all downhill from here? He has set the bar so high that anything but a National Championship at USC is somewhat of a disappointment. As an SC and college football fan, I would hate to see him leave. He is great for the school and even better for college football. But unfortunately folks, whether it’s the Falcons or someone else, I think the inevitable is near.

January 12, 2008 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Say It Ain’t So Pete

pete carroll onthebuzzer.comSo Pete Carroll is interested in the Atlanta Falcons’ head coach job, rumors have it. Why, oh why?  Why would Pete leave a cush job at USC, possibly the best in the country, for possibly the worst job (or close to it next to the Dolphins) in the NFL?  People say its because he gets FULL control of football operations including player personell and what not.  I say it’s because he’s got something to prove. Pete left the NFL as, dare I say, a failure.  He came to the NCAA, tore it up (in a good way) and has nothing left to prove.  He probably wants to go back to the Pros win the big one. I’m not sure how he’ll fare in the pros again but I am sure that this is a good thing for the Falcons.  Instant recognition. As for the USC Trojans, it’s a very, very bad thing.  How are they gonna find a coach, a legend, to replace this guy.  This is gonna set the USC football program back big time.  Good college coaches are hard to find.  Pete Carroll-type coaches are even harder.  SC better dig into that alumni list and shell out some “don’t even think about leaving” cash to keep Carroll in LA.  For you lay-persons, we call that, butt loads of money.

January 11, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bobby Petrino Leaves the Nest

Just another day at the office for the Atlanta Falcons, as their head coach Bobby Petrino went from losing on Monday Night to accepting a job with the Arkansas Razorbacks within 24 hours. Did he abandon his team? Sure he did.  But wouldn’t you do the same?  The Falcons are in a horrible state.  They have no quarterback, no wide receivers, no established running game and their defearkansas razorbacks onthebuzzer.comnse is getting lit up.  Now the Razorbacks’ job isn’t the greatest out their (I would rather go to Michigan), but at least they are storied and have the potential to make some noise in the SEC. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall came out and said that he does not respect Petrino for abandoning them.  You know what De, get over it.  When will athletes, fans, coaches and whoever else realize that this is a sports.  It’s not like the good old days when teams were one with their cities.  The guy got a better offer with a better program. Plus, he doesn’t have to be political with overpaid babies like Hall. I think Falcons owner Arthur Blank better start slapping his team around before they become the new Cincinattie Bungels.  Until then, WOOOOOOOO PIG SOOIE! WOOOOOOOO PIG SOOIE! WOOOOOOOO PIG SOOIE!

December 12, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NCAA FOOTBALL, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vick Gets 23 Months

michael vick onthebuzzer.comAtlanta Falcons ex-quarterback/dog killer got sentenced to 23 months in prison on Monday.  If you want my osoap on a rope onthebuzzer.compinion, well I’m still gonna give it, it ain’t long enough.  This guy pissed away money, a career and a life that most of us dream of and will never come close to.  And I don’t wanna hear anyone say that he’s gonna come back to the NFL and play a different position like defensive back or slot receiver or running back.  After two years in the penn, albeit it’ll probably some club fed or something, Vick’s natural talent should diminish.  Plus, trying to learn a new position at the age of 30, I don’t think so.  Although, I’m sure he could start for the Miami Dolphins.  As for those Falcons fans that came out and supported him throughout this ordeal and on Monday Night when the Falcons got ripped at home by the Saints, walk off a short cliff. The world would be a better place without y’all. As for Vick, don’t drop your soap.

December 11, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , | 1 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

Exit Joey, Stage Left

The hammer came down on Joey Harrington when the Falcons announced that Byron Leftwich would get the start against the New Orleans Saints. The move was inevitable, and after the Falcons signed Leftwich, you knew it was only a matter of time before he got the starting job. In Harrington’s defense, he really hasn’t been that horrible. Harrington has completed 123 of 195 passes for 1,279 yards and a passer rating of 80.3 with four touchdowns and four picks. The problem with the Falcons has been the horrible offensive line which has allowed 22 sacks. That doesn’t bode well for Leftwich, who is about as mobile as your everyday lawn chair. If Bobby Petrino and the Falcons think that Leftwich will step in and provide an instant spark to this sorry club, then they’re as ridiculous as Brad Childress calling Chester Taylor his number one back. This team was doomed from the beginning after the Michael Vick fiasco, and this season is a wash. The Falcons could stick pretty much anyone at QB and it wouldn’t make a difference. So if they think that Leftwich will do what Harrington couldn’t, then by all means I’m for it. Just don’t look for the Falcons to become the Patriots overnight, and don’t go picking up Leftwich for your fantasy team just yet.

October 17, 2007 Posted by | Fantasy Football, NFL FOOTBALL, Romik | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Tale of Two…

elimanning.jpgGiants vs Falcons. Eli Manning vs Joey Harrington. Two teams, two quarterbacks, two very different directions. Monday night football summed everything up, with the New York Giants pounding the hapless Atlanta Falcons 31-10, for their fourth consecutive victory. Manning, although throwing two interceptions, was 27-of-39 for 303 yards, his most since a 312-yard performance against the Cowboys in Week 1. Amani Toomer became the Giants all-time leading receiver and Plaxico Burress had another TD catch giving him 8 for the year, tying him with Randy falconslogo.jpgMoss for the league lead. Harrington on the other hand was 18-of-39 for 209 yards. He lost 28 yards on sacks and the Falcons managed only 159 yards and nine first downs over the final three quarters, most of them coming after the Giants already had put the game away. In fairness to Jospehine, he was pressured all game and hit the turf a number of times… not a good time to be a Falcons fan.

October 16, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment