Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Vick tests positive for pot

From Fox Sports

A federal judge placed tighter restrictions on Michael Vick on Wednesday after he tested positive for marijuana.

Because of the result, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson placed special conditions on Vick's release, including restricting him to his home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and ordering him to submit to random drug testing.
The urine sample was submitted Sept. 13, according to a document by a federal probation officer that was filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.

Vick, who admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation on property he owns in Surry County in his written federal plea, is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 10.

Maybe you weren't a victim in the airport after all.

Bears finally bench Grossman

After 1 and a half season of one of the worst QBs I have seen in recent history, Lovie Smith has decided to finally bench Grossman. If he would have done it last season, they may have won the Super Bowl.

Brian Griese is not bad, and all the Bears need is some to limit turnovers. They don't need a QB that will win them games, they just need one who won't lose it for them.

This was long overdue. I look for the Bears to get back on track and make the playoffs.

756 *

Well the votes from Mark Ecko poll asking the public what he should do with the Barry Bonds HR 756 ball are in.

The populus has spoken, and the ball will be branded with an asterisk and sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Fashion designer Marc Ecko, who bought the ball in an online auction for $752,467, set up a Web site for fans to vote on the ball's fate. The decision to brand it won out over the other options of sending it to the Baseball Hall of Fame unblemished or launching it into space.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Leave OJ Alone!!!

NFL Games to Watch this Weekend

Chargers 1-1 Packers 2-0

The Packers are off to a quick start but face their first real opponent this season in San Diego. San Diego has stumbled out of the gate this season and need this win to get on track.

Who will Win? Chargers

49ers 2-0 Steelers 2-0

The Steelers and the Niners records are the same but both took two very different ways to get their. The Steelers have dominated their two previous games, while the Niners have had to claw to victory in both of theirs.

Who Will Win? Steelers

Colts 2-0 Texans 2-0

The Colts have had a history of problems with the Texans when they were bad. I wonder what will happen now that they don't suck. Colts need to jump out ahead early and let their defense go after the QB.

Who Will Win? Colts

Bengals 1-1 Seahawks 1-1

Both of these teams have had hard losses. The Bengals scored 45 on the Browns and still lost, while the Seahawks were down 17 at the half to the Cardinals scored 20 unanswered points then ended up losing 23-20.

Who Will Win? Seahawks

Cowboys 2-0 Bears 1-1

This will be one of the more interesting games this week. The Cowboys offense is firing well, but their secondary is horrible. Chicago's defense is excellent but their offense is horrible. The Cowboys need to limit their penalties and big plays, Chicago needs to pull Rex Grossman.

Who Will Win? Cowboys

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Dale Jr. unveils New Cars

From Fox Sports:

NASCAR's most popular driver will be in the No. 88 Chevrolet when he moves to Hendrick Motorsports next season, the team announced Wednesday. Earnhardt's car will be sponsored by Pepsi, with the company's Mountain Dew soft drink and Amp Energy drink featured on the car. The National Guard will also be involved in the sponsorship.
The new number and sponsor are another step in the rebranding of Earnhardt from party boy to serious corporate pitchman, one that now can be heavily marketed to the under-21 crowd.

"I never thought a car number would create this much excitement," said car owner Rick Hendrick, who has won five Nextel Cup titles. "Trying to do it and keep it quiet from the rest of the world until you have it all together, it was probably the toughest thing I've ever done in motorsports."

Earnhardt has driven the No. 8 Chevrolet for DEI since 2000 with Budweiser's sponsorship. He tried to take the No. 8 with him to Hendrick, but stepmother Teresa Earnhardt refused to give up her rights to it. Mark Martin and Aric Almirola will co-drive that car next year and it will be sponsored by the U.S. Army.

Budweiser will become the primary sponsor next season for the No. 9 Dodge driven by Kasey Kahne.

"It's important that we work hard and make a good statement as we close this out and start a new chapter next year," Earnhardt said. "The anticipation is at a boiling point. I'm ready to get over to Rick's and start racing."

The No. 88 was retired by Robert Yates Racing, which asked NASCAR to transfer the number to Hendrick for Earnhardt.

"Ralph Earnhardt drove the No. 88 Olds in 1957 and because of this number's history with the Earnhardt family, I felt car No. 88 should continue with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.," Robert Yates said in a statement. "Younger fans don't realize I built cars and raced against Ralph. I also had a very close relationship with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. I'm proud to transfer this number to Dale Jr."

The driver unveiled his line of candy bars, "Dale Jr.'s Big Mo'," at a candy expo in Chicago on Tuesday.

Earnhardt had already signed personal services contracts with Adidas and Sony. He became the fourth athlete to receive a clothing line from Adidas, joining soccer's David Beckham, football's Reggie Bush and basketball's Tracy McGrady.

The car sponsorship was announced in Dallas, where 1,500 Pepsi bottlers were holding their annual meeting. Earnhardt appeared before that group before publicly announcing the deal.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Leave Michael Vick Alone!!!!

Black QB's Face More Criticism......Yea Right

Let me start off by saying I am neither black, nor have ever been or know the full pressures of quarterbacking in the NFL. With that said, Donavan McNabb is full of crap when he said that black NFL quarterbacks face more pressure, scrutiny and criticism than their white counterparts. If anything it is the complete opposite.

Heres a good comparison. Both Peyton Manning and John Elway were always under pressure from the media due to their big game let downs. Both were always labeled as one of those guys who could never win the big game, and didn't have what it takes. Neither of them bitched, they took the scrutiny, came back and were successful.

Donavan McNabb has been to the NFC championship game several times and lost, made it to the Superbowl and threw 3 crucial interceptions. He personally sent the trophy to New England, but how much heat did he take for that. None, because he is black. Is he labeled as the guy who can't win the big game? No, he has just had a couple of unfortunate breaks.

Maybe Donavan, the criticism your getting now isn't because your black, but because you are playing like shit. Maybe you should take a look at Rex Grossman and Eli Manning before you start wining and playing the race card.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sunday NFL Scores Roundup

Patriots 38 Chargers 14

With Camera-Gate behind them, the Patriots crushed the Chargers on Sunday night, carving up the San Diego defense for 423 yards of offense.

Tom Brady continued to look towards new target Randy Moss, who caught eight passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

Adalius Thomas had an interception return for a touchdown.

Broncos 23 Raiders 20 (OT)

Jason Elam kicked the game-winner for the second week in a row as a key Broncos timeout nullified a Sebastian Janikowski field goal that would have won it for the Raiders.

The Raiders rushed the field after Janikowski nailed a 52-yard field goal at 11:13 of overtime but the officials ruled Denver called a timeout just before the snap. On the retry, Janikowski's kick hit the left upright.

The Raiders had come back from a 14-point halftime deficit to take a 20-17 thanks to a pair of Denver QB Jay Cutler miscuses that led to a safety and interception return for a touchdown.

Bears 20 Chiefs 10

The Chiefs had a chance to beat the Bears, but failed to capitalize on several opportunities.

While Chicago's offense struggled for a second straight, Devin Hester proved the punch with a 73-yard punt return for a score and also set up a field goal with another return.

Rex Grossman threw two interceptions and was sacked three times.

Ravens 20 Jets 13

Ray Lewis picked off the potential tying score in the end zone with 1:04 left to foil a Kellen Clemens' led comeback by the Jets and preserve the Ravens 20-13 win.
Clemens, named the starter for injured Jets QB Chad Pennington, was picked off twice and outdone by Kyle Boller who threw for 185 yards and two TDs subbing for banged up Baltimore starter Steve McNair.

The Ravens led 17-3 after three quarters before Clemens passed for 176 yards and marched the Jets down to the Baltimore seven-yard line before Lewis foiled the rally.

Cardinals 23 Seahawks 20

The Cardinals blew another big lead Sunday, but unlike last season's heart-breaking loss to the Bears, they recovered in time to beat the Seahawks.

Matt Leinart threw for nearly 300 yards and Edgerrin James rushed for more than 100 yards, but it was Neil Rackers' third field goal of the night with one second left that completed Arizona's comeback.

The Seahawks, who got a touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbek and a TD run from Shaun Alexander, trailed 17-0 before scoring 20 unanswered points. Rakers would erase that advantage.

Cowboys 37 Dolphins 20

This time, Tony Romo had plenty of help from his friends on the defensive side of the ball, and instead of a shootout the Cowboys rolled to an easy win.

Romo passed for two touchdowns, but it was the defense that shined, intercepting Dolphins quarterback Trent Green four times in a 37-20 win.

The Dolphins (0-2) finished with five turnovers, and managed just 61 yards rushing. Marion Barber rushed for 89 yards and scored twice on the ground for the Cowboys (2-0).

Lions 20 Vikings 17 (OT)

A sloppy game came to a sloppy end Sunday in Detroit.

After the Vikings and Lions struggled through four turnover-filled quarters, Detroit kicker Jason Hanson lined up for a potential game-winning 48-yard field goal in the final minute. The kick, though, hooked wide. On the ensuing drive, Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell hit the upright on his shot to win the game from 52 yards.

The game went to overtime, where the Vikings won the toss. Quarterback Brooks Bollinger, who replaced an injured Tarvaris Jackson earlier in the drive, fumbled a third-down snap (the 10th total turnover of the game). The Lions capitalized on the good field position, and Hanson made good on his second attempt, a game winner from 37 yards out.

Texans 34 Panthers 21

Visiting Houston fell behind early, but rallied to stun Carolina 34-21 and start the season 2-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Trailing 14-0 in the first quarter, the Texans exploded for 31 unanswered points to put the game out of reach.

Houston's Matt Schaub continued to impress at quarterback, throwing a pair of first-half touchdown passes to Andre Johnson and completing16-of-21 passes for 179 yards before intermission.

Steve Smith caught three touchdown passes for the Panthers (1-1).

Browns 51 Bengals 45

Cleveland found a cure for its struggling offense Sunday -- a dose of the Bengals' porous defense.

Cincinnati could not contain new starting quarterback Derek Anderson, who threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns as the Browns escaped with a wild 51-45 win to snap a five-game losing streak.

Jamal Lewis tacked on 216 rushing yards, and the Browns held off a furious last-minute march by the Bengals, who got six TD passes from Carson Palmer. Palmer threw two TDs each to T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Chad Johnson, who surpassed Issac Curtis to become the team' s all-time leader in receiving yardage.

The two teams combined for more than 1,000 yards of total offense and 12 touchdowns in a game that featured five lead changes in the second quarter alone.

Colts 22 Titans 20

Vince Young and the Tennessee Titans have run out of magic, at least against the Indianapolis Colts.

Peyton Manning threw for 312 yards and a touchdown, and the Colts held off Tennessee for a 22-20 victory Sunday when the Titans couldn't pull off a final-drive comeback.

Young managed 184 yards and a touchdown. The Titans had the ball back with in the final minute, but couldn't get into field goal range.

Bucs 31 Saints 14

At 35, Joey Galloway isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Just ask the bewildered New Orleans Saints, who never seem to be able to catch up with Tampa Bay's speedy receiver.

Galloway caught four passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns, tormenting the Saints for the sixth straight game between the NFC South rivals and leading the Buccaneers to a 31-14 victory Sunday.

The Saints (0-2) were embarrassed for the second consecutive week and have been outscored 72-24 after having one of the NFL's most explosive offenses and reaching the NFC championship game last season.

49ers 17 Rams 16

It was the kind of simple catch Dante Hall has made many times, camped under a punt, his arm waving for a fair catch.

This time, late in the fourth quarter Sunday, he dropped it. Marcus Hudson recovered for San Francisco, setting up the winning field goal in the 49ers' 17-16 win over St. Louis.

The Rams' Jeff Wilkins missed a 56-yard field goal try with 59 seconds to play, the ball falling about a yard short of the goal post.

49ers running back Frank Gore, playing just days after the death of his mother, finished with 81 yards and two touchdowns.

Steelers 26 Bills 3

Emotion, heart and enthusiasm took the Buffalo Bills a long way. Unfortunately for them, their offense couldn't help.

Willie Parker ran for a touchdown and 126 yards and Ben Roethlisberger threw for a score as the Pittsburgh Steelers controlled the clock and the tempo while pulling away from Buffalo for a lopsided victory.

It was the Bills' first game since tight end Kevin Everett badly injured his spinal cord.

The Bills, wearing T-shirts under their jerseys in honor of Everett that will be sold for charity, stood up physically to the favored Steelers for much of a game.

Packers 35 Giants 13

While the status of Eli Manning's right shoulder was the story heading into the game, Brett Favre quickly claimed the spotlight.

Favre hit his first 14 passes of the second half and threw three touchdown passes to rally the Packers to a 35-13 victory over the Giants. With the win, Favre became the winningest quarterback in NFL history.

The victory was the 149th of Favre's 17-year career and gave him one more than Hall of Famer John Elway.

Jaguars 13 Falcons 7

While it wasn't pretty, the Jaguars did what it took to get a much-needed 13-7 win against the Falcons.

The defense sacked Joey Harrington seven times and held Atlanta under 100 yards rushing.

David Garrard finished 17-of-25 for 272 yards and scrambled five times for 20 yards.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Team Discovery closes shop

Most of what Americans know about cycling are due to Lance Armstrong and is intrepid Team U.S. Postal which later became known as Team Discovery. For eight years in a row, Team U.S. Postal/Discovery produced the winner of the Tour de France.

They were an American cycling team running with mostly American riders with American sponsors and with American equipment. They traveled to the heart of Europe and kicked American ass. They made us proud.

Earlier in the year, primary sponsor Discovery Channel announced that they would not be sponsoring a team in 2008. Cost etimates of sponsoring a competitive professional cycling team run upwards of $15 million per year (on the low side). Add to the high cost the extremely unstable environment caused by one doping scandal after another, and you get a team looking for a sponsor in a country where people don't care all that much about the sport.

Last Thursday, Discovery longest tenured rider, George Hincapie, won the individual title at this year's Tour of Missouri. Earlier in the year, junior Discovery rider, Alberto Contador won a drug-ruined Tour de France. With Hincapie's final win, the Tour is over for Team Discovery.

Tailwind Sports -- the management company that has operated the team since the late '90s is closing shop. It's gotten too expensive and sponsors are too hard to find. So our team, our American team, is closing shop. It's a sad footnote for what in any other sport would be be considered one of the greatest dynasties in American sport.

Hopefully another American team will find the dollars, find their Lance Armstrong and dollars, and go to Europe and again make us all feel a little prouder for ourselves.

Until then it will be hard to enjoy a sport where you have no team in the race.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

McLaren fined $100 million for cheating

If you haven't been paying attention to our European brethren, they have their own little cheating scandal going on. McLaren "was punished by the World Motor Sports Council for allegedly using leaked secret technical documents belonging to F1 rival Ferrari." What was the punishment? A HOLY MOLEY ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR FINE!!!!!!! THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' 'BOUT! Just look at the below pic of McLaren F1 president Ron Dennis after getting word about the greatest punishment in the history of professional competition:

I suppose a picture is word 100 million words!

Greg Oden's season over before it starts

ESPN is reporting that Oden "went in for an exploratory procedure on his right knee and ended up having microfracture surgery, which means he will sit out the season."

Oden's knees were described in an earlier pre-draft MRI as "pristine." Make no mistake, this is one quality kid who appeared to have single-handedly turned around the franchise even before preseason camp. Hopefully he'll have a good rehab and come back next year ready to dominate.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

College Football Weekend Preview

The NFL gave us lots of ammo for discussion this week, but truly passionate football fans are into college ball, playoff or no. There’s nothing like a rabid obsession combined with large sums of student loans. Here's a look at what I think are some of the more memorable games for this weekend:

No. 5 Florida vs. No. 22 Tennessee

The SEC looks to continue to deliver on quality teams that will play prominent roles on the national. Tim Tebow looks like he might be worth more hype than his coach. Looks for the at-home Florida to roll over an 85th ranked Tennessee Defense. Why watch? It's Florida and Tennessee at the Swamp. Even though the Vols are on their way out of the top 25 with a bullet, it's still the type of big-name matchup we like to see.

No 10. Ohio State at Washington

Last week the Buckeyes only rolled up a $20 bill on lowly Akron while all Ty's Huskies managed was ending Boise State's former nation's longest winning streak. The Buckeye's still have a stingy, talented defense, but Washington might just have the type of athletic quarterback to break contain and give it fits. Why watch? If Washington wins this game, looks for the Irish fan base to start making things hot for Charlie Weis at Notre Dame.

No. 16 Arkansas at Alabama

Heisman trophy favorite McFadden versus former shit-hot, national championship winning, recently failed in NFL, everyone's favorite liar, Nick Saban. Why watch? Who wouldn't want to see a great kid run all over the Tide in Tuscaloosa?

No. 19 Oregon vs. Fresno State

The Ducks just humiliated Michigan. The Bulldogs almost humiliated Texas A&M (some say they succeeded). If the Ducks win big, keep an eye on them the rest of the season. Remember that Pat Hill's Bulldogs are a quality coached team with plenty of athletes. Why watch? If the Ducks win big at home, this could cement them as a contender for the Pac-10.

No. 15 Georgia Tech vs. No. 21 Boston College

Best matchup of the week. Number four rushing offense (GT) versus number four rushing defense (BC). Both teams have looked solid so far this season. Winner here could be headed up the polls on a rocket towards an ACC title. Why watch? On paper, teams look evenly matched and so far this year, in the top 25, all we've seen are over ranked teams getting exposed. These two teams are legit.

Game of the Week - No. 1 USC at No. 16 Nebraska

All the real drama for this game is squarely on Big Red's sidelines. Attention-starved Husker fans are desperate for hope and vindication that may signal a return to national prominence. USC hasn't played squat and needs to justify their number one ranking or continue losing votes to LSU and Oklahoma. If Nebraska wins, relevance returns to the Big XII North and the Big XII in general. Why watch? Make no mistake, USC is more loaded than many NFL teams. There's a real possibility that they blow out the Huskers a la the Ducks and Michigan or Cal and Tennessee. If the Huskers get desperate and leave it all on the field, it could be a classic.

Drama of the Week - Unranked Michigan vs. Unranked Notre Dame

This bowl should be sponsored by Tabasco. We'd like to see the losing coach sent straight to unemployment purgatory. The reality is the only one of the two coaches likely to genuinely lose their job is Lloyd Carr. Charlie Weis just signed a monster extension last season and is doing a decent enough job recruiting to turn things around. Michigan has no excuse. Why watch? The black coaching fraternity as well as most African Americans is still pissed about how Notre Dame treated Tyron Willingham. If Ty wins Saturday and Weis (who's only won with Ty's recruits) goes downhill, look for this to become a major sports opinion theme that will carry throughout the rest of the season. Quite frankly, I really don't care who wins, there's so much good drama to go around.

Belichick apologizes for cheating

From Fox Sports

Belichick apologized Wednesday for the commotion surrounding his team following accusations that his club spied on the Jets.

Belichick said he spoke with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week about a "videotaping procedure" during last Sunday's game and "my interpretation of the rules."

"At this point, we have not been notified of the league's ruling," Belichick said in a statement. "Although it remains a league matter, I want to apologize to everyone who has been affected, most of all ownership, staff and players. Following the league's decision, I will have further comment."

At a news conference, Belichick refused to answer questions about the accusations, saying he said all he could in his statement. When pressed for a response, Belichick replied: "Are there any questions about the Chargers? Anyone want to talk about the football game?"

Does anyone think the punishment on Belichick was a little light? I think they should suspend him like they would a crew chief for NASCAR. What do you think?

Monday, September 10, 2007

How to get a Xbox 360 Elite free!!!

This is the latest "workaround" to get your Xbox 360 Elite for "free". (You can also choose to get $480.00 cash)

I was also skeptical, until I did a lot of research about this company myself, and It is legitimate.

In short: On average, it will probably cost you around $0 - $30 (you need to sign up for a product), plus you need to refer 9-12 other people to sign-up as well (through your referral link).

It takes 10 minutes to setup. Follow the steps below and you will be on your way to receiving a brand new Xbox 360 Elite or $480.00 in cash or a $475.00 Gift Card. (I chose the Xbox 360 Elite)

1) Click on the LINK below, register, pick an account type:
o LEVEL A: "Referral" (Pick THIS ONE – it’s the easiest) or
o LEVEL B: "Points" (need 500-1600 points)

2) Complete just 1 offer (Very important that you complete the 1 offer, otherwise your account will not be active). (Absolutely only one offer,not 2 or 3 like you’ve seen on similar other sites.

There are plenty of cool offers to choose from such as Gamefly, Blockbuster,, Netflix, and others which are services you would regularly sign up for anyway and they are all secure networks. (Of course, you can cancel the service if you choose too.) Read their fine print - some automatically sign you up for continuing subscriptions unless you tell them otherwise, etc.

*TIPS on picking your offer to qualify:
• You can choose between a "referral account" and a "points account"
• The referral account is what I chose. You choose one offer and refer 9-12 others to do the same
• The points account assigns points to each offer. Most offers are worth 20-60 points and you need 900-1200 to get the 360 elite

• Pay attention to each offer description. Some reward offer credit instantly, some take up to 22 days.
• The main thing is to pick an offer that you are interested in trying.
• If you don't want to spend a single dime, you could pick They give you 28 free days to "trial", and $5.00 of free stamps to use. But it is only one of the many offers you can choose from.

*(You need to complete the sign up and the trial offer both in one visit ; This will insure that your account gets activated so you can get started.)

After signing up and completing your one offer, simply refer 9 to 12 people - (You can copy & paste this text and put your ad up on eBay, and you'll get your referrals before the auction even ends.)

Here is the LINK

Bills Kevin Everett Likely Paralyzed

It is likely that Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett will likely never regain a full range of body motion.

"A best-case scenario is full recovery, but not likely," Dr. Andrew Cappuccino said, one day after performing a four-hour operation on the player. "I believe there will be some permanent neurological paralysis. ... A full neurological recovery was bleak, dismal."

According to the AP, "Everett is currently under forced sedation and breathing through a respirator as doctors wait for the swelling to lessen. Cappuccino said it will take up to three days to determine the severity of the injury and the recovery process.

During the operation, Cappuccino repaired a break between the third and fourth vertebrae and also alleviated the pressure on the spinal cord. Doctors made a bone graft and inserted a plate and four screws."

Everett sustained the injury during the opening kickoff of the second half of the Bills season opener against the Broncos. Everett fell to the ground after his helmet hit Hixon high on the left shoulder and side of the helmet.

This is a terrible event, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Everett and his family.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sunday NFL Scores Roundup

Cowboys 45 Giants 35

Dallas came into its matchup with New York with a vaunted defense, but came out winning an offensive battle. Both Tony Romo and Eli Manning threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns in a wild game. Romo also scored on a touchdown run.
The Cowboys' Terrell Owens caught three passes, two for touchdowns, while the Giants' Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer combined to catch 17 balls for 235 yards and three touchdowns - all by Burress.

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs and defensive end Osi Umenyiora suffered knee injuries in the loss, while Manning was knocked out late in the game.

Bears 3 Chargers 14

LaDainian Tomlinson didn't have his usual day at the office, but that was just fine with the way Rex Grossman and Co. were playing. L.T. and the Chargers overcame a slow start with a strong second half.

L.T. ran for a touchdown and threw for another and Philip Rivers threw for 191 yards on 22-of-31 passing as San Diego won 14-3. The Bears fell to last place in the NFC Central after the division's three other teams won Sunday.

Chicago continued its offensive frustrations from last season, as Rex Grossman threw for just 145 yards with one interception. Cedric Benson ran 19 times for 42 yards in his first game as the featured back, as the Bears shipped Thomas Jones to the Jets in the offseason.

Lions 36 Raiders 21

For one week at least, the Lions will be atop the standings in the NFC North.
Jon Kitna led a fourth-quarter comeback and a couple of key defensive plays by Dewayne White helped Detroit rally past the Raiders 36-21 on Sunday.

Kitna threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Shaun McDonald with 4:15 remaining and White forced two late turnovers that helped the Lions recover after blowing a 17-point lead.

Bucs 6 Seahawks 20

Matt Hasselback and Shaun Alexander displayed midseason form and the Seahawks' defense collared the beat up Buccanneers in solid 20-6 season-opening victory.
Tampa Bay QB Jeff Garcia and RB Carnell Williams left the game with injuries on back-to-back plays in the third quarter, ending any hopes of Bucs' comeback.

Hasselbeck connected on 17 of 24 passes, including the game-winning touchdown, while Alexander added 105 yards and a score.

Broncos 15 Bills 14

Leave it to Jason Elam to produce in the clutch.
Elam, who has scored more for one team than anyone else in NFL history, hit a 42-yard field goal just before time ran out to lift the Denver Broncos to a 15-14 victory over the Buffalo in their opener Sunday.

Elam, who had missed two field goals earlier, almost didn't have a chance to make up for his misses. The Broncos were out of timeouts when Jay Cutler hit Javon Walker for an 11-yard catch with 14 seconds left.

Dolphins 13 Redskins 16 (OT)

Jason Campbell struggled, Jon Jansen was injured and it was still a good day for the Washington Redskins.
And that was thanks largely to Antwaan Randle El.

Randle El had a career-best 162 receiving yards and contributed to every Washington score in regulation.

Even so, the game wasn't won until Shaun Suisham kicked a 39-yard field goal 5:36 into the extra period to spoil the NFL head coaching debut of Miami's Cam Cameron.

Panthers 27 Rams 13

Steve Smith conjured echoes of the 2003 playoffs with another long touchdown catch that propelled the Carolina Panthers to victory and quieted a road crowd.

Smith outsprinted Tye Hill on a 68-yard catch for the go-ahead play in Carolina's 27-13 opening victory on Sunday. As Smith eased into the end zone, Hill stumbled and then slid on his stomach for several yards.

The play was reminiscent of Smith's 69-yard shocker in the second overtime of the division playoff game between the teams that left Rams safety Jason Sehorn grasping only air and sent Carolina to its first Super Bowl appearance.

Patriots 38 Jets 14

Tom Brady was well protected, and looked to be in midseason form. Randy Moss got loose for a 51-yard touchdown, and loudly announced his return as an NFL playmaker. Jets QB Chad Pennington had to come out of the game with an injury.
It all added up to a long day for the Jets, and an impressive opening-day victory for Brady and the Patriots.

Brady completed 22 of 28 passes and Moss had nine catches for 183 yards in an eye-popping Patriots debut as New England rolled to the victory at the Meadowlands.

Falcons 3 Vikings 24

The Vikings controlled the game on both sides of the ball in a convincing 24-3 win over the Falcons to open the season.
Minnesota's defense returned two Joey Harrington interceptions for touchdowns, while totaling six sacks on the day.

In his pro debut, Adrian Peterson rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries. He also caught a 60-yard touchdown pass to put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter.

Titans 13 Jaguars 10

Apparently, the Titans are doing just fine so far without Travis Henry in the backfield.

Chris Brown rushed for 175 yards, and Jacksonville rolled up nearly 300 yards on the ground in a 13-10 win at Jacksonville, exposing a Jaguars defense that was among the league leaders against the run last season.

David Garrard, who replaced Byron Leftwich at quarterback for the Jags, finished 17-of-30 for 204 yards and a touchdown, outdueling Vince Young on the day.

Steelers 34 Browns 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't changed a bit under Mike Tomlin.
In their first game in 15 years without iconic coach Bill Cowher stalking the sideline, the Steelers looked the same while smashing and slapping around the Cleveland - again.

Ben Roethlisberger threw a career-high four touchdown passes and Pittsburgh rolled to a 34-7 win in Tomlin's NFL coaching debut and embarrassed the Browns, who had a disastrous season opener at home.

Packers 16 Eagels 13

Neither side looked sharp in a sloppy game filed with costly turnovers. However, the Packers capitalized on the Eagles? last mistake to win 16-13.

After Green Bay scored on a touchdown on a muffed punt earlier in the game, Mason Crosby's game-winning field goal was set up by a mishandle punt late in the fourth quarter.

Brett Favre struggled, but still did enough to tie John Elway's record with his 148th career victory as a starting quarterback.

Texans 20 Chiefs 3

Two new quarterbacks faced off for their respective teams Sunday, and Houston's Matt Schaub outplayed Kansas City's Damon Huard.

Schaub threw for 225 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson, and the Houston defense intercepted Huard twice in a 20-3 win.

The Texans limited Chiefs running back Larry Johnson to 43 yards on 10 carries, and DE Mario Williams returned a fumble 38 yards for Houston's other touchdown.

All game summaries from Fox Sports

Friday, September 7, 2007

Colts Roll Saints

In the first game of the season, the Colts destroyed the Saints 41-10. Picking up where they left off last season, Peyton Manning hooked up in the in zone with Marvin Harrison once, and Reggie Wayne twice. Joseph Addia looked good with 118 yds and one TD.

All in all, the Colts look more dangerous than they did last season. They will probably roll off six or seven wins at the beginning of the season until they get to the Patriots.

What impresses me is that the Colts are the second youngest team in the league. That shows you how flawless they run their team from top to bottom. Once you have a great system like the Colts and the Patriots do, they can find anyone with the skill set they need and turn them into a star. Which would also explain why when star players leave the Colts, you never hear of them again.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Are You Ready For Some Football!!!!

The season finally gets kicked off tonight with what many are saying might be a Super Bowl preview tonight. Most are picking the Colts to drop this first game. I don't see how you can pick against, 1. The returning Super Bowl champs 2. Peyton Manning 3. Tony Dungy.

Sure they have lost some key players, but I have a hard time believing that Tony Dungy's squad who has won seven of its last eight season-opening games.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Shaq Files for Divorce

MIAMI (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal has filed to divorce his wife after nearly five years of marriage, his attorney said Tuesday night.

Attorney Ira Elegant said the petition was filed on behalf of the Miami Heat center in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who is representing Shaunie O'Neal in the case.

The Heat did not have an immediate comment, and Shaquille O'Neal did not respond to a request for comment made through the team.

According to the filing, which was first reported by The Miami Herald on its Web site Tuesday night, Shaquille O'Neal is asking Shaunie O'Neal to provide a "correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities" that she had access to or obtained during the marriage.

They are the parents of six children; Shaquille and Shaunie O'Neal had four together, and each had one other before their Dec. 26, 2002 wedding.

Shaquille O'Neal makes $20 million annually in his contract with the Heat, plus endorsement deals that are estimated to be worth several million more each year. The couple has also listed their home on Miami Beach's posh Star Island for about $32 million, or roughly $13 million more than they paid for it after O'Neal was traded to the Heat by the Los Angeles Lakers before the 2004-05 season.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2007 Top Fantasy NFL Wide Recievers

Here is my list of The Top WR to draft for you fantasy football team. Don't forget to check out my Top QB's and RB's if you haven't yet.

Also, don't forget to sign up for the NFL Scores fantasy football League.

1. Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis
2 Steve Smith Carolina
3 Terrell Owens Dallas
4 Roy Williams Detroit
5 Reggie Wayne Indianapolis
6 Chad Johnson Cincinnati
7 Torry Holt St. Louis
8 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona
9 Randy Moss New England
10 Javon Walker Denver
11 Marques Colston New Orleans
12 Anquan Boldin Arizona
13 Andre Johnson Houston
14 Donald Driver Green Bay
15 Hines Ward Pittsburgh
16 Lee Evans Buffalo
17 Plaxico Burress New York Giants
18 T.J. Houshmandzadeh Cincinnati
19 Laveranues Coles New York Jets
20 Deion Branch Seattle
21 Santana Moss Washington
22 Darrell Jackson San Francisco
23 Terry Glenn Dallas
24 Joey Galloway Tampa Bay
25 Reggie Brown Philadelphia

Michigan Dives Out of the Top 25 in the AP Poll

We were all wondering what kind of damage the loss this weekend that Michigan suffered to Appalachian St. would do on their AP position. The polls are in, and Michigan has fallen from number 5 to unranked, a feat that has never happened since the AP exspanded to include 25 teams in 1989.

I personally thought they would drop to around 15. Do you think this was an appropriate adjustment? Meanwhile Texas dropped to number 7. Why were they at 4 in the first place?

Monday, September 3, 2007

Greatest Choke Ever

It was bound to happen sooner or later, no wait, no it wasn't. A number FIVE-ranked Division I NCAA football team is never, ever, ever supposed to lose AT HOME to any team belonging to the no politically correct-named Football Championship Division (who the "F" came up with that brilliant idea).

This upset is seriously up there with the greatest of all time. The US vs. Russia "Miracle on Ice", in my mind, might be the only thing that tops the enormity of the upset. The major, primetime colleges were already loading the schedules with the Division 1-AA Appalachian States of the world in order to avoid potential BCS ranking hiccups. What did Lloyd Carr have to say?

"What we have to do in a short time here is become a more disciplined team, a smarter team and a team that executes better," Carr said. (courtesy ESPN) I suppose now we get to see the Wolverines throw a Division II team on the sched for next year? Carr's understatement of the decade is flabergasting. I suppose he was too stunned to say anything else.

The only thing I have to say is: Jim Mora