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Dream Year Gets Better for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

adrian peterson onthebuzzer.comFirst he breaks the single game rushing season in his rookie year. Second, it looks like his team is headed to the playoffs. Third, he’s the leading rusher in the NFC, third in the NFL after missing 2 games because of a sore knee. And finally fourth, he’s named starting running back for the NFC and their pro-bowl roster. What a year. You think the teams that passed up on him feel stupid? Well if they haven’t yet, now would be a good time. The Minnesota Vikings control their own playoff destiny and have to beat Washington at home and then head to Denver for the finale. Their quarterback is peaking at the right time and their coach has wised up to the fact that he has the best running back in the league. I’m not saying their gonna beat the Patriots, but with a two headed monster of Peterson and Chester Taylor, don’t be surprised if this team is representing the NFC in the Superbowl. By the way, add a fifth as this guy is a shoe-in to win the rookie of the year award.

December 19, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Al Horford: Not So Fast Durant

And the Rookie of the Year award goes to…hold on, hold on.  All preseason, everyone’s been talking about Kevin Durant and onthebuzzer.com al horfordGreg Oden and how they are the best players to come out of college.  Then when Oden went down, the ROY award was practically given to Durant before he even stepped on the court.  Durant is having a good year, especially for a rookie. But there is one guy out there that might give him a run for his money, that’s Atlanta Hawks power forward Al Horford.  Coming out of college champion Florida, Horford was probably the best players out of that team.  As of Tuesday, Horford is averaging 8.5 ppg and a whopping 9.8 rbds.  If this guy improves on his scoring and averages a double double on the season, he’s got a great chance to be the top rook.  No offense to Durant, but Al is also throwing in 1 steal per game and almost 1.5 blocks per.  So while the Hawks are flopping, their will be one bird on this team flying high…

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top MLB Rookies

braun.jpgThe rookies of the year were chosen for Major League Baseball, and in what was one of the closest votes ever, Brewers slugger Ryan Braun edged Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki by two points for NL Rookie of the Year honors. Braun received 17 of 32 first-place votes and finished with 128 points. Tulowitzki got 15 first-place votes and 126 points. Braun was so nervous waiting for the results, he said he had trouble sleeping Sunday night, then woke up early at his condo in Santa Monica and went for a jog to ease his “nervous energy.”

pedroia.jpgIn the A.L., the race was not as close. In fact, in was a landslide. Dustin Pedroia, Boston’s second baseman, became the sixth Red Sox player to win the award and the first since Nomar Garciaparra in 1997. A month into the season, Pedroia was hitting just .172 with no home runs and only two RBI resulting in some Red Sox fans calling for Alex Cora to take over the starting spot. Pedroia ended the season by hitting .317 with eight home runs and 50 RBI. He got 24 of the 28 first place votes and beat out Tampa Bay outfielder Delmon Young in a landslide.

November 13, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, MLB BASEBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

KEVIN DURANT: Not Bad for a Rookie

onthebuzzer.com kevin durant2 games into the season and rookie phenom Kevin Durant of the Sonics has proven why he’s the best in the crop, and even making a case why he should have gone #1.  On Thursday, Durant dropped 27 on the Suns.  On Wednesday, 18 against the Nuggets.  Sure they lost both games, but then again the undermanned Sonics were going against 2 of the top teams in the West.  Kudos to the rook.  The Sonics now need to concentrate on taking the next step. The missing pieces of the puzzle like surrounding this kid with talent so they can compete for years to come.  I like Wilcox but I gotta be honest with you, they need a lot of help. The point guard positions is average at best with Delonte West, Earl Watson and and Luke Ridnour. This team needs a couple of vets to give this team some street cred. Until then, it’s 1st round playoffs and out, at best.  Keep it up Durant, rookie of the year is yours to lose.

November 2, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Durant Durant

onthebuzzer.com kevin durantEver since old man Oden’s injury sideline him for his entire rookie season, Kevin Durant and the Seattle Sonics have been the talk of the league.  Everyone’s expecting this guy to cruise this season and win rookie of the year. I gotta be honest with you guys, because you deserver it – I got my doubts.  Don’t get me wrong, I like Durant.  (Here it comes) BUT, I don’t think he’s going to be able to hang on the defensive end.  I said it in our Sonics Preview after my colleagues ripped on me. Coach P.J. Carlesimo has decided to start this kid at the 2 spot.  How is he supposed to hang with those quick 2 guards? He’s already been lit up by Kevin Martin of the Kings in his preseason debut? Durant is too tall and lanky to D-up a 2 guard, and too lightweight to hang with a power forward or a small forward.  So before everyone labels this guy the next coming, let’s make sure he can at least bench his weight.

October 13, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment