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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

Are You Ready For Some Football!!!

Well, the Superbowl Champion NY Giants were Thursday night.  The Washington Redskins, not so much. The Giants went on with their winning ways, beating the ‘skins 16-7.  Who needs Michael Strahan? Who needs Osi Umenyiora? Certainly not the Giants. They shut down the ‘skins to 209 total yards.  Now that’s pathetic.  I don’t wanna jump the gun here or anything, BUT the ‘skins need to blow this team up.  I don’t think Jason Campbell will ever be that “stud” quarterback that Washington is expecting him to be.  Their running back Clinton Portis is more fragile than…well let’s just say he’s a sissy. This team just quite isn’t there.  Not last year, not this year, not anytime soon. They’re the worst team in their division and are far from being competitive. As for the Giants, I thought that last year was just a fluke.  I’m not jumping on the “repeat” bandwagon just yet, but as of today, they have the best record in the league.  If RB Brandon Jacobs stays healthy, along with Plax and Eli, these guys are gonna be serious contenders for the Superbowl.  I will however reserve my opinion for at least a couple more weeks before I crown these guys NFC Champs… Until then, hold tight, NFL opening weekend is right around the corner.

September 5, 2008 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joe Gibbs Says Goodbye

joe gibbs onthebuzzer.comWashington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs called it quits on Tuesday.  Gibbs had been with the Redskins for 4 of his 5 year contract but decided to step down early, citing family reasons. I’m saddened to see Gibbs leave.  He was one of the links to the days of old.  Plus, it seemed that the Washington Redskins had turned a new leaf.  I don’t know, maybe it’s just me and I’m still emotional about the death of Sean Taylor and the ‘skins’ Cinderella story.  Then again, maybe Gibbs leaving is a good thing.  Time to rebuild this franchise, again, clean house.  Get some new players, trade away some old ones.  Only time will tell, but thanks for memories old timer.

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Redskins’ Clock Strikes Twelve

redskins onthebuzzer.comRedskins quarterback Todd Collins first interception in 10 years came in the 4th quarter with under 6 minutes left to play.  By the time his second pick came, the game was well out of reach. Both were returned for six. It was fun while it lasted for the Redskins, who only a few weeks ago, were reeling over the loss of their teammate Sean Taylor. Then after climbing back into playoff contention, the ‘skins clinched a wild card birth and were forced to travel to Seattle to play a team who this blogger considered, overrated.  Down 13-0 in the 4th quarter, the ‘skins struck fast and twice in less then 2 1/2 minutes,  going up 14-13. Then, after a botched kick return, the ‘skins had a chance to put the game away but could not hit pay dirt. A missed field goal later, and boom, they’re down 21-14.  Collins’ first pick would ice the game for the ‘hawks.  Now, the Seahawks will go to Lambeau to face Brett Farve, his arm, his running game, his passing game and his defense.  Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren’s return to cheese country will be the focal point of the media.  As for the ‘skins, keep your heads up.  After all that you’ve been through…definitely a successful season.  P.S. fire your kicker.

January 6, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

NFL FOOTBALL PICKS: WILDCARD WEEKEND

ben roethlisberger onthebuzzer.comOK, so my regular season didn’t go so well. But the post-season is where I step up. I’m a clutch players, everyone around me knows that, or at least I’m sure they’re thinking it. But without any further delay, here are my picks for this upcoming playoff weekend. I’m feeling good about these.

Saturday’s Games:

Redskins @ Seahawks -3.5: Seattle is one of the toughest places to play. The Seahawks have been flying under the radar the whole season. Their passing game is solid and can put up some major points. I can’t see the ‘skins hanging offensively with the ‘hawks. Take the home team.

Jaguars -2.5 @ Steelers: The only home team to be an underdog. Call me crazy, but I like the Steelers. There’s no way that they get beat at home twice in the same season. The cold weather will have an effect on those guys from the south. Look for Ben and Co. to surprise all…

Sunday’s Games:

Giants @ Buccaneers -3: NY is playing well. They are a good team. Their offensive is clicking even without Shockey. As long as Manning doesn’t throw the game away, they have a chance to win. Bucs have a hard time putting up points. Take the Giants with the points, don’t get crazy and go for the money line.

Titans @ Chargers -9: Chargers beat the Titans in Tennessee during the regular season. Vince’s quad is hurting and will affect his mobility. Norv Turner has finally learned that L.T.=win. Look for the Chargers to pound and give the Titans a big dose of L.T. Take San Diego with the points.

January 4, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Washington Redskins: Angel Looking Down on Them

hog.jpgIf you don’t think Sean Taylor is watching his team, think again.  The Washington Redskins are going to the playoffs folks.  Sure they beat up on the Dallas Cowboys 2nd team.  But who cares??? After dealing with the death of Sean Taylor and losing to the Bills at home in week 13, the ‘skins have won 4 in a row and are heading to the post-season.  I’m not saying they’re winning it all, but in the NFC, anyone’s got a chance.  Let’s not forget they still have 1,000 yard rusher Clinton Portis, QB Todd Collins who hasn’t thrown an interception in 10 years, WR Santana Moss and a decent defense.  Watch out for those hogs or hoggettes or whatever…

December 31, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIA: Chicago Bears’ Defense

superbowl shuffle onthebuzzer.comHave you seen this person? The Bears‘ defense seems to have disappeared. One year after leading their team to the Superbowl, the Bears defense, well SUCKS. They’re ranked 28th in yards per game, 20th in pointssuperbowl shuffle onthebuzzer.com given up per game, 27th in rushing yards allowed, and 25th in passing yards allowed. It’s a sad day in Chicago. On Thursday night, the Bears horrific defense continued as they allowed backup qb Todd Collins, Mr. I haven’t thrown a pass in 3 years or a td in 5, torched the Chicago Bears D with 2 touchdowns, no pics and 224 yards. This guy completed 15 of 20 passes. Are you kidding me? The Washington Redskins. I guess I’m more pissed because this week is the first round of playoffs for my fantasy league and I am playing the worst team in the playoffs and my Bears D got me a measly 3 points. What a bust. This team is a far cry from last years, let alone the Bears of the past. If I go out in the first round, I’m gonna be pisssssed. Now I know what Marty Schottenhiemer feels like. Hopefully my offense tears it up, let’s go Eli Manning, Derek Anderson, T.O., Moss, Steven Jackson, Holt, Ryan Grant, Fargas, Dallas Clark, and of course, the kicker Mason Crosby. Pray for me fellow readers, I need this bad. If I lose, they might hire Norv to replace me.

December 7, 2007 Posted by | Ara, Fantasy Football, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sad Day in Sports, Sadder Day for Redskins

sean taylorsean taylorThe Washington Redskins took the field against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, at home.  Instead of playing for their fallen teammate Sean Taylor, the Redskins just couldn’t put it together.  They fell as a result of a last second field goal by Ryan Lindell. It’s a sad day when anyone gets shot, or any young person for that matter.  When you have an athlete with so much potential, a future as bright as Taylors’, it doesn’t help matters either. I’m not sad that the Redskins lost, though it would’ve been a nice ending to a story that most didn’t believe would conclude like this.  Life has full of unexpected turns, don’t take anything for granted and live it the way you want to, live it for yourself and nobody else.

December 3, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sean Taylor: Rest In Peace

onthebuzzer.com sean tayloronthebuzzer.com sean taylorOn Tuesday morning, Washington Redskins Safety Sean Taylor died after being shot by an intruder in his house, the day before. This guy was an athlete, a husband and a father.  The saddest part, he was just a kid, at the young age of 24.  So many times we see the same things, athletes surrounding themselves with troubled persons, “homies” from their younger days, not wanting to “sell out” and leave them behind.  That didn’t seem to be the case with Taylor, who though he had his own share of troubles, seemed to have turned the page in life after the birth of his child and his only pro-bowl appearance. I’m not gonna judge this guy, or give my opinion as to should’ves, could’ves and would’ves, all I can say is that we should all learn a lesson from this, in that nothing is guaranteed these days, not even life itself.

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , | Leave a comment

Are the New England Patriots THAT Good?

Simply put, YES. The New Enlgand Patriots whooped on the Washington Redskins on Sunday, 52-7. They were actually up 52-0 before the hapless Redskins dinked in a garbage time td. Are they running up the score, hell yeah! But who cares. onthebuzzer.com tom brady Remember when everyone was calling this team cheaters? Well guess what, they’re still kickin’ some serious ass. By the way, what happened to that great Washington defense? Next week is the only week that matters to the Patriots. That’s when they face the Colts in Indy. I got this sick feeling in my stomach that they are going to light up the Colts too. The Pats are scoring on almost every single possession this season. On Sunday, Tom Brady racked up another 5 total tds, 3 in the air and 2 on the ground. When are opposing teams going to realize that when linebacker Mike Vrabel comes in on the offensive end, he’s going to catch a td? The guy has 8 receptions for 8 touchdowns, none longer than 3 yds. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but this is the most dominant NFL team I’ve ever seen. The best thing that’s going to come out of this team going undefeated this year is the faces of those ’72 Dolphins and their stupid cork popping ritual that’s going to come to an end. But let’s not count our chickens before they hatch. As for running up the score, I’m all for it, but beware, karma’s a bitch!

October 29, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | 1 Comment