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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

Andrew Bynum Out for Eight Weeks

Possibly one of the hardest things the kid has to go through. After dislocating is kneecap a few days ago, Lakers centerthe sweet garden onthebuzzer.com Andrew Bynum has been told that he could miss up to eight weeks. Just when the kid started turning things around, this happens. Bynum’s season was turning for the better, after his teammate Kobe Bryant threw him under the bus in the off-season. Bynum was averaging over 13 points and 10 rebounds per game this season. Not bad for someone everyone thought should have been traded to New Jersey for Jason Kidd last year. His absence will be missed, as the Lakers will have a problem filling in those numbers. We all know what Kwame Brown isn’t capable of, and his backup Ronny Turiaf, well let’s just say he has heart. The Lakers are gonna realize just how valuable this kid is. As for Kobe, he better send Bynum some chocolate and flowers from the sweet garden and hope he gets well soon.

January 16, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pacman Jones, Game Over???

strip club onthebuzzer.comI wonder when Pacman Jones will learn his lesson? It seems that he just punched out another chick at a strip club.  Now I’m all for strip clubs and fights, but together??? And fighting a girl??? You’re a real man Pacman. I hope the NFL rids the league of this guy for good.  I’m gonna come out and say it, “he’s a cancer, a bad person, and doesn’t deserve a penny of those millions he’s made so far.”  If commissioner Roger Goodell wants to set an example, here he is.  The Titans have proven that they don’t need his shit so what are we waiting for. Pete Rose this guy now.

January 16, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Don’t Jump On That Lakers’ Bandwagon Just Yet…

kobe bryant onthebuzzer.comThe Los Angeles Lakers are 24-11.  They have the 3rd best record in the Western Conference.  Everyone is happy in Hollywood, Lakersland and Staples…or are they?  While most basketball analysts and fans are talking about how good the Lakers are doing and how deep into the playoffs they’ll go, I see a whole different picture.  Sure Kobe’s been quiet for a while.  Don’t you think he’s realized that if he wants out of LA, he needs to be quiet.  That way, his trade value goes back up, and well, more offers by more quality teams.  Sure Andrew Bynum is playing like Shaq and this team looks like the Lakers of the early 2000s, but don’t stand in line for playoff tickets yet.  The Lakers are one injury away from being a lottery team. Call me a skeptic/naysayer but I’ve seen this too often.  Quick start by the Lakers…quicker finish in the postseason. Until the collaps happens, enjoy the ride, because this train is about to derail.

January 13, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Seahawks Sputter Out of the Pack

green bay packers onthebuzzer.comHow do you go up 14-0, then get blown away 42-20?  I don’t know, but ask the Seattle Seahawks.  Just as I predicted, the Seahawks sucked it up against the Green Bay Packers.  Sure, after the first quarter I thought I was gonna hear it from you guys, but the overrated ‘hawks revealed their ugly heads again.  A 42-6 run by the Pack and, well, thanks for coming.   I wish my fantasy team was still going, b/c Ryan Grant and his 201 yds, 3 td performance would have helped.  I’m 5-0 so far in playoffs, not that I’m bragging or anything. Next up for the Pack, the winner of the Cowboys/Giants game… Next up for the ‘hawks, Havasu or Mexico…

January 13, 2008 Posted by | Ara, Fantasy Football, 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

Buckeyes, Ohio Go Up In Smoke

fire.jpgMaybe the Buckeye players needed some of the passion displayed by their fans. After a second straight blowout loss in the BCS title game, fifteen people were arrested for setting off fires and vandalism around the Ohio State campus. Most of the arrests were on charges of disorderly conduct or resisting arrest, though two were expected to be charged by arson investigations. Trash bins were set on fire and several other fires were seen around and on campus. I say, homan-fire.jpgw can you blame them? Slowly becoming known as the Buffalo Bills of College Football, it’s got to be just as frustrating for the fans as it is for the entire team. Here’s what I can’t wait for… a Buckeye Championship! Can you believe what we’ll see if they actually win!? ————————>

January 12, 2008 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Week 15 College Bowl Picks-Results

top25.jpg1- BCS Title Bowl – Another Buckeye title game, another blowout. Unfortunately, they need to do a better job of being on the other end. LSU faster and deeper in almost every position. Looked close early, but critics were out at halftime. 38-24 LSU…  got it wrong.
2- The Rose Bowl – Well, if Pete Carrol decides to leave and go to the NFL, he is certainly going out in style. A sixth straight Pac-10 title and another Rose Bowl victory. The Illini not even in the same league as SC in this one. They do everything to back up their claim as the best team in college football. Never close, the Trojans shut down the juice. 49-17 USC… nailed it!
3- The Sugar Bowlpadlock3.jpg Surprise, surprise! Another Eddie lock, another Eddie win! Was there ever a doubt? Nobody really thought Hawaii had a chance did they? Maybe the best team in the country, Georgia made Colt Brennan look like a third string freshman. That’s why a WAC team should never play in a title game. 41-10 Georgia… nailed it!
4- The Fiesta Bowl – Kansas doing it the unconventional way, with defense! Coming in as a high scoring team, they score 17 points off turnovers and win their first BCS game in their football history. Tech had chances early, but they looked like the Hokies we saw in the beginning of the season, not at the end. 24-21 Kansas… got it wrong.
5- The Orange Bowl – Kudos to the Mountaineers! No coach? No problem. Great heart and effort against a Sooner team that many claimed to be the best in the country. Stoops a great coach, but maybe bowling is just not his thing. 48-28 West Virginia… got it wrong.
6- Capital One Bowl
– Could this season be any weirder for the Wolverines? After a miserable start to the season, they go into next year with arguably the most momentum. They carry their coach off the field, while Florida leaves the field scratching their heads. Over a ten point favorite, Tebow and company get exposed! Maybe NOT the best team in the country next year! 41-35 Michigan… got it wrong.
7- Cotton Bowl
– Missouri making their case they deserve to be in a BCS game. Arkansas making their case as well… An embarrassing game for the Razorbacks. Did this team really beat LSU. Great ending to a great season for the Missouri Tigers. 38-7 Missouri… nailed it!
8- Gator Bowl – Like I said, should be an entertaining game throughout. Evenly matched and well played on both sides, one of the best bowl games of the year. Virginia had a chance, but the better team ended up on top. 31-28 Texas Tech… nailed it!
9- Outback  Bowl
– Vegas knew what they were talking about in this one. Favored by 3.5, the Vols find a way to win a tight one by 4. A disappointing end to a disappointing season for the Badgers. 21-17 Tennessee… nailed it!
10. Chick-Fil-A-Bowl
– Never a doubt that this would be a low scoring close one. Two rivals who wished they had better seasons trying to make something out of it with a bowl win. Auburn squeaking it out. 23-20 Auburn… nailed it!

Recap: When you’re good, you’re good. Another above .500 hundred effort by yours truly. 6-4 to end a great season and another lock nailed!

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