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NEW YORK GIANTS: The Art of Choking

How do you blow a 21 point lead in the 4th quarter, with 11 minutes left to play?  Well, ask the NY Giants.  Michael Vick and his band of merry men walked all over the G-Men in the 4th today.  Winning on a reeedonkulous Desean Jackson punt return as time expired.  It’s been a bad week for New Yorkers. First, Cliff Lee spurns them to sign with the Phillies, for less money. Then this!  Whoever would’ve thought that the Knicks would be the hottest team in the city. I gotta give credit to Mike Vick.  I hated on this guy for the immoral things he did off the field.  But he’s come a long way and will probably get the comeback player of the year award.  He should also be in consideration for MVP.  Vick led the way with 3 passing TDs and 1 rushing. With two home games left against the lowly Vikings and the Cowboys, looks like the Eagles are headed to the playoffs. Don’t be surprised if these guys represent teh NFC in the playoffs. By the way, I hate Desean Jackson.

December 20, 2010 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

NFL LOCK OF THE WEEK

I was “perusing” this week’s games to see if I can “supplement” my income.  One game that stood out is the Philadelphia Eagles at the Chicago Bears with the Eagles being favored on the road by 3.5 points.  MY LOCK: TAKE THE BEARS.  Here’s why:  the Eagles and the rest of the country are on this Michael Vick high.  They almost lost to the Giants last week if it weren’t for Manning’s bonehead fumble.  Frankly, I’m not sold on Mike Vick.  Sure he’s exceeding everyone’s expectations but they were set so low that anytime he completes an average pass, everybody ooohs and aaaahs.  It looks like Vick starts games hot but fades in the fourth quarter. The Bears on the other hand have quietly put together 7-3 season.  Credit Lovie Smith for getting these guys to believe in themselves.  Their defense looks like the defense from the Superbowl team a few years back. Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman, Julius Peppers…. Wow, talk about scary. 2 out of 3 of their losses this year have been by 3 points.  So take my advice,  and take the Chicago Bears ’cause there’s no way the Bears are gonna lose at home, not this week at least. You can thank me later.

November 26, 2010 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NFL KARMA GODS WORKING OVERTIME

This NFL season has turned out to be AWESOME so far.  I don’t know about you guys, but Donovan McNabb and the Redskins beating the the Philadelphia Eagles felt so good for me.  Must’ve been nice for Donovan to rub it in his former employers’ face.  “Trade me to a division rival” is the same as saying “F-off, you’re no threat to us.” Well the Eagles lost Michael Vick to injuries after he seemed to resurrect his career.  Shouldn’t have harmed those dogs.  How about Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears? One of the biggest cry babies in the league getting sacks countless amount of times and knocked out of the game with a concussion.  I’m not even going to start with Brett Favre. Nothing more fun than watching NFL this year… well watching them and betting on the games makes it a wee bit more interesting.

October 5, 2010 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ANDY REID DOING THE QB SHUFFLE

The song goes something like this: “Kevin Kolb is our future, trade Donovan McNabb; Kolb is our quarterback, Vick is the back-up; Vick is the starter, only until Kolb come back; Kolb is the starter; Vick is the backup; Vick is the starter, Kolb is the backup.”

I have mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand, we all know what we get with Michael Vick: a moron who has had troublesome past off the field but on the field, spectacular plays but nothing else.  We all know that Vick can win some games, but he will never take you to the Superbowl.  He’s good for a playoff birth and possibly 1 win but that’s it.  It’s easy for teams to scheme against him because he’s one dimensional.  And don’t come at me with he can throw now.  For the love of god, they only beat the Detroit Lions, let’s see what he’ll do against the Jaguars this week.

On the other hand, I think it’s a great move benching Kolb.  The kid never got a chance to prove himself.  If the Eagles lose this week’s game against Jacksonville, the fans would’ve called for his head. Unless he played a perfect game, there was no way he was going to come out winning.  And let’s be honest, the Jags are gonna beat the Eagles this week.  Then I want to hear what the critics and the Vick lovers have to say. Until then, enjoy the honeymoon Mike, because you certainly DON’T deserve it. As for Coach Reid, you just lost your “future” quarterback’s trust.

September 23, 2010 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , | Leave a comment

Michael Vick to the Philadelphia Eagles

michael vickWow!!! I don’t know what’s bigger news, Vick to the Eagles or Madden 2010 coming out?  Michael Vick has just signed a 2 year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles who are run by Donovan McNabb.  Why would they pick him up? A secret weapon perhaps?  Maybe Andy Reid was sick of all the distractions that revolved around his family? Maybe the Eagles got sick of the seeing the Giants and the Cowboys be the toast of the NFC East?  I don’t know.  Not sure if it’s a good pickup on both a team level and PR level.  I do know one thing though, Vick better send Tony Dungy a basket of fruit or something.  If it wasn’t for Dungy vouching and lobbying for this guy, he’s be playing in the AFL or even worse, for the Raiders. I guess if he shows remorse for what he’s done, everyone deserves a second chance… right?  I don’t know, this guy did some serious shit to those dogs.  I’m glad they put him in the penn for a year and I’m more glad that it almost ruined his career (I say almost because we won’t know if it did until he gets some touches).  Oh well, it’s gonna be an interesting season to say the least.  Wonder how many % of managers will draft him in their fantasy leagues?

August 14, 2009 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lock of the Week

9468150fc4fb2010It’s been a while since the last lock.  I know many of you are lost without my picks. But I had to do it…for you of course.  I wasn’t seeing straight.  I couldn’t eat.  I couldn’t work.  But after taking a few weeks out and tinkering around with my delivery, I’m back, just in time for the AFC/NFC Championship with not just 1, but 2 locks of the week. Go ahead, parlay it. Let’s start with the Eagles -3.5 at the Cardinals, battle of the birds.  Now you tell me, if an Eagle and a Cardinal duked it out, who would win?  That’s why I’m taking fe803f39e0e1f146the Eagles (just kidding). No, I’m really taking the Eagles, but for a different reason.  This team is on a mission.  Plus they have one thing that the Cards don’t, a little thing called DEFENSE. Game two is a good old fashion battle in the Baltimore Ravens at the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the home team favored by 6.  Now I do think that the Steelers are going to win, but 6 is too much for Ray Lewis and company.  This game is going to end on a last minute field goal…

January 14, 2009 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Terrell Owens, the Mouth is Back

mouth of the south onthebuzzer.comAfter letting his skills do the talking, 14 tds and 1,270 receiving yards, Terrell Owens couldn’t control himself. A little off the field controversy with Keyshawn Johnson, wide receiver turned analyst, has sparked some comments from Owens.  Looks like Keyshawn has made statements where he gave credit to the Dallas Cowboys’ success to former coach Bill Parcells.  In response, Owens not only backed up his coach Wade Philips, but also verbally socked Key in the mouth, basically saying that he sucked. I’m no Key fan, I always thought that he was overrated and a bitch, throwing his teammates under the bus and blaming everyone but himself. Owens was an “I” guy too, but he’s a changed man. He needs to ignore Key’s comments, shut up and play ball. The last thing the Cowboys need is a distraction.  Owens has done a good job keeping his cool and focusing on football all year, now is not the time to stir it up and lose focus.  The Cowboys are the NFC favorite to make it to the Superbowl and the only thing that could stop them from getting there is Owens’ mouth.  So just zip it buddy.  You’re on my fantasy team, it’s playoff time for me, and I need you to light up the Eagles this weekend.

December 13, 2007 Posted by | Ara, Fantasy Football, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Donovan McNabb: He’s Baaack…

onthebuzzer.com donovan mcnabbHey guys, I’m ready to come back. That’s what Donovan McNabb essentially said.  His team on the verge of another losing season, is currently in the cellar of the NFC East.  And no thanks to McNabb, by the way. The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t been over .500 the entire season.  McNabb  is ranked 14th in passingonthebuzzer.com aj feeley touchdowns, 26th completion percentage and 13th in quarterback rating.  For someone who has once been touted as a top 5 qb in the league, it might be time to move on. Time for McNabb to throw some other team under the bus. Blame another group of guys for his problems. McNabb at 31 years of age is no spring chicken. The Eagles have A.J. Feeley, who’s only 1 year younger then McNabb but does not come close to the injury problems that have plagued McNabb over the past few years. I’m no Eagle fan, but give Feeley the starting nod. You can’t do any worse.  Who knows, with the Giants, Cowboys, Saints and Bills, the Eagles can potentiall go 3-1 and build some momentum going into next year.  Trade McNabb for some draft picks or a marquee receiver and boom, you’re a threat in the NFC again.

December 6, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanks for Coming Mr. Lewis

onthebuzzer.com bill belichikThe Baltimore Ravens made it look respectable, at least.  I said it in our NFL Week 13 Preview video, take the Ravens and the points, as there’s no way Ray Lewis gets embarrassed by ANYBODY on Monday, at home.  The Ravens hung in there, until the Patriots decided to play and well, beat the Ravens with a late touchdown, 27-24.  That’s two weeks in a row and two 3-point victories, but hey, a win is a win.  The funny thing is, the 12-0 Patriots believe that they still need improvement.  That’s the mark of a champion.  They better start focusing on their defense and wondering why the Eagles and Ravens combined put up a 52 points on them.  I guess they can just outscore everyone they face, it’s worked for the past 13 weeks.

December 4, 2007 Posted by | Ara, Fantasy Football, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New England Patriots: Ooooh So Close

onthebuzzer.com tom bradyThe Philadelphia Eagles almost did it, ALMOST.  How does that saying go, “almost only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.”  They almost shocked the nation and beat out the Patriots, but fell short, 31-28.  Sources say that the whole state of New England was on suicide watch throughout the game.  Everyone can rest now, the Pats will go undefeated and will win the Superbowl. Don’t hate on them, they’re a good team. Everyone called them liars and cheaters and now they are punishing every team, every city, and every fan that ever doubted them.  I would do the same thing, and so would you.  So just sit back and enjoy the ride, you know you want to.  Don’t fight the feeling.

November 27, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment