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2007 NFL Playoff Predictions: Wildcard Round

December 31st, 2007 . by admin

I am in no place to start making new predictions since my horrible failure with the “New England Patriots thing”, but I’m a glutton for punishment.

Are you looking for predictions for the Divisional Round? CLICK HERE!!

Washington vs. Seattle – The Seahawks SHOULD win, being that they’re division champs and boast a 7-1 record at home, not to mention they have more playoff experience than Washington. However, the ‘Skins are the hotter team right now and are arguably playing the best football in the NFC. Seattle also hasn’t played anyone with a winning record since November 4th against the Browns (and they lost). In fact Seattle hasn’t played more than 4 teams with a winning record all year, can you say fraud?

Winner: Washington

Tennessee vs. San Diego – Question, who’s the only team to defeat the Titans in the last month? Answer, the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers also beat the Titans in Tennessee, this time the game will be taking place on the westcoast. Albert Haynesworth can’t stay healthy, neither can Vince Young, and lets not forget about the Madden curse. I’m taking San Diego to win this game by less than 10 points. Besides, if Tennessee won this game they’d be going to New England next week in an absolute blowout, and we don’t want that do we? The Browns would have been so much more fun to watch in the postseason.

Winner: San Diego

New York vs. Tampa Bay – This is easily the most difficult game to pick in the wildcard round. It’s difficult to gauge what Tampa Bay team will show up because they’ve been somewhat resting their players for the last three weeks. Will they be able to turn it on and get in sync against an inspired New York Giants team? If NY plays like they did last week against the Patriots they’ll take this, I believe they can.

Winner: New York

Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh – As soon as Willie Parker broke his leg, I knew Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes were gone. They are capable of winning with Najeh Davenport, but not against elite AFC teams. Sure they can move the ball, but the threat of a home run play with a speedy back is now gone. Defenses can now gamble a little more than they could when Parker was still in the lineup. This game will be close, but I’m giving it to Jacksonville. The only thing that worries me about the Jaguars is if they can finally get over the hump and show up in a BIG game.

Winner: Jacksonville

It’s A Sad Day In Sportaphile Land

December 29th, 2007 . by admin

I feel Ill.

A few months ago, I promised to put Tom Brady in the website banner if New England went undefeated in the regular season. The Patriots just defeated the New York Giants 38-35, capping off their 16-0 regular season so therefore…

Exit Terrell Owens. Enter Tom Brady.

I loathe anything that has to do with New England’s organization and I don’t look forward to looking at Brady’s mug on my own website, but I’m a man of my word.

Shout out to the New York Giants for playing the entire game with their starters when they didn’t have to. I have a newfound respect for them.

Chad Johnson Leaving The Cincinnati Bengals In 2008? … Lets Hope Not

December 28th, 2007 . by admin

There have been rumblings all season about the internal problems with the Bengals. The second disappointing season in a row seems to have caused an implosion in Cincy. Pro Football talk reported Chad gave an interview on Sirius radio that confirms what everyone has suspected.

Chad Johnson a/k/a Ocho Cinco a/k/a Ocho Stinko was interviewed Friday on Sirius NFL Radio by Adam Schein and Ross Tucker. Though we didn’t hear the whole thing (we’re trying to get audio clips or a transcript), Johnson was talking openly about not being with the team in 2008.

In fact, its sounded as if he’s resigned to the fact that he won’t be back. At times, we got the impression that he wants to go to a new team.

I hope the Bengals don’t break out the ” ’05 Philadelphia Playbook’ and handle this situation like the Eagles did Terrell Owens in his last season there. They got caught up in the media whirlwind with their star receiver and ended up letting him go with nothing in return. Say what you want about Terrell Owens, but numbers don’t lie, after he’s finished with the NFL he’ll have some of the greatest receiving numbers in history.

Chad Johnson possesses some of the same elite abilities, it would be a crying shame if he got traded or released over a fixable problem. Look what happened when Donovan and Terrell broke up, look what happened when Shaq and Kobe broke up, the Bengals won’t be the same. You think T.J. Houshmandzadeh is catching 100 balls with Chad gone?… think again.

In cases such as this when high priced athletes get into it with other players or coaches, I always take the stance of working it out. Somebody better call Dr. Phil in this bitch, we’re here to WIN, not hold hands and pick daisies. Seriously, I don’t think these situations are above conflict resolution, do whatever you have to to keep your team together. Ignore ESPN’s 24 hour coverage about how your team is doomed and get to the bottom of the issue.

Sports Randomness Vol. 1 Featuring Barack Obama

December 27th, 2007 . by admin

This photo brought joy to my heart. I would be kind of weary of voting for a black man who couldn’t properly execute a finger roll, but my fears have been quelled. He would have gotten extra points for ignoring that sign on the wall but i’ll take what I can get.

Look at the second photo, I think I’ve finally found someone with bigger feet than me, homie could stamp out world hunger in 20 minutes.

Photos courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Barack Obama

New Trailer & Poster For ‘Semi-Pro’ Starring Will Farrell & Andre 3000

December 27th, 2007 . by admin

I saw this spankin new poster for Semi-Pro today and remembered I wanted to blog about this movie.

After seeing a trailer a while back I’ve been waiting for it to hit theaters every since, which is weird because Will Farrell movies generally suck. I know I’m in the minority, but Elf sucked, Anchorman sucked, Old School was funny, Talledega Nights sucked (aside from the baby jesus scene), I didn’t waste my time watching Blades Of Glory etc etc.. But Semi-Pro looks like it could hit the jackpot.

The plot revolves around a horrible ABA team who finds out their league is merging into the NBA. In order to be included in the merger, they have to start winning games, which is fairly difficult when you suck. Hilarity ensues, the new R-Rated trailer came out just before Christmas, check it out.

Trailer contains explicit language

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