27 November 2010

Miami (FL) Fires Randy Shannon

Following an embarrassing loss to South Florida at home in overtime, the University of Miami has fired head coach Randy Shannon following yet another disappointing season thus far.

Awesome Plays From The NBA: Carmelo Anthony

For the Denver Nuggets, when the game is on the line is there really any question who will have the ball in his hands? This Awesome Play From The NBA features Carmelo Anthony last night with the game winner against the Bulls.

Spygate Part 2?

News has broke today that the Denver Broncos and Josh McDaniels have been fined $50,000 because the team's video operations director broke league rules by filming a San Francisco 49ers practice in London last month. What exactly happened and what does this all mean? Will McDaniels lose his job?
SI.com's Peter King and ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio break down the serious wrongdoings by the Broncos staff.

Wondering What a College Football Playoff Would Look Like?

Well Mike Leach has been an utter trainwreck in his debut season with CBS College Sports Network. So the geniuses that are the higher ups at CBS College decided to have Leach present his "Elite Eight" of a college football playoff bracket. Enjoy.

Boise State Loses To Nevada 34-31 In Overtime, National Title Dreams Shattered

With one kick in overtime by Nevada kicker Anthony Martinez, Boise State's BCS dreams were smashed by the Wolfpack, who recovered from a 17 point halftime deficit to defeat the previously undefeated Broncos 31-31 in overtime. Boise had their chances to win but kicker Kyle Brotzman missed a 26 yard field goal at the end of regulation and a 29 yarder in overtime that gave Nevada the opening to shock the nation. See how it all went down in Reno, Nevada.
<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=efd1dbdd-c719-4ccd-be87-4325a870f3c8" target="_new" title="">Highlights: (4) BSU - (19) Nevada</a>

26 November 2010

Is Clay Matthews That Good?

Courtesy to SI.com's Extra Mustard for this beauty. 

Black Eyed Peas To Perform During Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show

Well Thanksgiving weekend usually brings good news to the world. But this is not good news, this is awful.
The NFL has announced that (in the words of Mike Florio) the Super Bowl XLV halftime act will be "the glorified karaoke entourage otherwise known as the Black Eyed Peas" as was announced during the Cowboys-Saints game on FOX, which will air the Super Bowl on February 6th of the new year. Their announcement was similar to last year when CBS announced The Who would be the halftime show during Super Bowl XLIV
FOX Sports Chairman David Hill had said that there would no fogies during this halftime show and the Black Eyed Peas certainly fit the mold. But Hill also said he wants a country star to perform since "it's kick-ass country down in Texas." That would have not been a bad choice as there are many fine country stars that actually have talent. But the Black Eyed Peas are atrocious and are a terrible choice. 
I'm disappointed in FOX Sports and the NFL for this lackluster decision. Yes the old guys were old and shells of themselves (except for Springsteen who was awesome) but they at least had talent (even though Prince sucked). But was Dave Matthews or Elton John or Billy Joel or Eric Clapton or Van Halen booked?

Should The Lions Continue To Play On Thanksgiving?

There is no doubt the Detroit Lions have been awful the last decade or so. And of course people have been saying that they should not play on Turkey Day anymore. But you know what, they should continue to be playing on Thanksgiving as long as football continues to play on Thanksgiving.

Want To Be Inspired?

Thanksgiving Classic: Jets Defeat Bengals 26-10

It was not pretty, but the New York Jets were able to hold off the Cincinnati Bengals 26-10, thanks to Brad Smith who was electrifying in the nightcap of the 2010 Thanksgiving Classic with a 53 yard touchdown run and an 89 yard kickoff return touchdown return without a cleat. Click here to see all the highlights and click here to see an interview with Brad Smith as well as Darrelle Revis, who surprisingly shut down Terrell Owens. Plus see what the always entertaining Rex Ryan had to say about his club's victory.

24 November 2010

Northwestern vs. Wisconsin Preview

The Wisconsin Badgers look to take sole possession of 1st place in the Big Ten as they prepare to take on the Northwestern Wildcats at Camp Randall Stadium. Spencer Tillman and Jason Horowitz preview this game.

Florida vs. Florida State Preview

The Florida Gators will face off against the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. Spencer Tillman and Jason Horowitz go inside the numbers to breakdown this matchup.

Michigan State vs. Penn State Preview

The Penn State Nittany Lions will host the Michigan State Spartans and look to pull the upset against this #12 team at Beaver Stadium. Jason Horowitz and Spencer Tillman preview this upcoming Big Ten matchup.

Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys look to continue their impressive season as they prepare to take on the Oklahoma Sooners, who hope to climb the Big 12 South standings. Jason Horowitz and Spencer Tillman preview this Big 12 South battle.

Boise State vs. Nevada Preview

The undefeated Boise State Broncos stand in 1st place in the WAC as they prepare to travel to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Friday night. Jason Horowitz and Spencer Tillman preview the upcoming game.

Arizona vs. Oregon Preview

The Oregon Ducks look to continue their undefeated season and remain in 1st place in the Pac-10 standings as the Arizona Wildcats look to pull off the upset. Spencer Tillman and Jason Horowitz preview this upcoming Pac-10 matchup.

Michigan vs. Ohio State Preview

The Michigan Wolverines look to slow down the dominant Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium. Spencer Tillman joins Jason Horowitz for an in-depth preview of this Big Ten battle.

23 November 2010

NFL Week 12 Picks

Two of the elite teams in the NFC as well as two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL face off on Sun day when the Green Bay Packers head to the Peach State to take on the Atlanta Falcons in a game that is sure to have a major affect on who will be the top seed in the NFC.
I will predict that big-time matchup as well as all the other great games in the NFL in this edition of my NFL picks.

NFL 2010: Just A Little Parity

Courtesy to Deadspin.com, (one of my favorite websites) for coming up with this awesome graphic. Kudos. 

Don't Like Matt Millen & Joe Theismann? Just Tune In On Saturday Night

It's is safe to say that Thursday Night Football analysts Matt Millen and Joe Theismann have been awful thus far. I'm surprised and not surprised at that outcome  because Theismann is awful but Millen used to be very good. Anyways, fans of the Jets and Bengals get to listen to that awful crew on Thanksgiving but luckily NFL Network will re-air that game with no announcers on Saturday. NFL Network did that last year and we all remembered when NBC tried one and failed miserable back in the '80's. The telecast will use the audio of players and coaches instead of the bumbling fooligans in the broadcast booth.

Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP Award

One of the great comeback stories of all time, Josh Hamilton has overcome eight trips to rehab for alcohol and drug abuse in the past to easily become the American League Most Valuable Player. Hamilton led the majors in batting average at .359 and slugging percentage at .633 while hitting 32 homers and and batting in 100 runs despite missing most of September with broken ribs. He also led the Rangers to their first World Series appearance, which saw them fall to the San Francisco Giants.
“I would say a 99 percent chance that this would never happen,” Hamilton said, chuckling. “I mean, honestly, I think a lot of people would agree with that.”

<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=1a52f8d8-5b75-4c35-920b-eb77da1a052d" target="_new" title="">Hamilton wins AL MVP</a>

22 November 2010

Alexander Ovechkin Can Dance

Terrible Moments In Broadcasting: Cris Collinsworth

Cris Collinsworth has a knack of saying things that come off a little weird. And during the Wild Card round of the 2008 NFL Playoffs in Seattle for the Redskins-Seahawks game, Collinsoworth described the Redskins pass rush in an odd manner and is this edition of Terrible Moments In Broadcasting.

Steve Johnson's Why So Serious? Celebration Loved By Gus Johnson

During one of Bills receiver Steve Johnson's touchdown receptions during his breakout game, he pulled up his jersey and showed a shit with Why So Serious? written on it. It was pretty hilarious, you had to see it. And it's safe to say that Gus Johnson liked it.

On a day where curmudgeon broadcasters came to life on the Tiffany Network, it is nice to see someone with a great sense of humor. Kudos Gus, kudos.

Joey Votto Named NL MVP

Reds first baseman Joey Votto has won the 2010 National League Most Valuable Player Award easily over second place Albert Pujols. He received 31 out of 32 first place votes. He finished second in the NL in batting average with a .324, and was third in homers with 37 and runs batted in with 113 and led the NL in slugging percentage at .600 and had the highest on base percentage in baseball. And while leading the Reds to the postseason for the first time in 15 years.
<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=f416bd54-7965-4df6-b11e-6663d38373c0" target="_new" title="">Votto, Most Valuable in NL</a>

Brad Childress Fired, Leslie Frazier To Take Over

The Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Brad Childress following their destruction at the hands of the Green Bay Packers. Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier will be the interim coach.

21 November 2010

Blake Griffin Utterly Destroys Timofey Mosgov

Blake Griffin has proven that thus far in his rookie year he is a star in the making. He showed off some awesome athleticism against the New York Knicks on Saturday at Staples Center. And in one unbelievable play, he shows off some ridiculous elevation when he destroys the legendary Timofey Mosgov. Let's go to the videotape.

And just for kicks, here is another Griffin demolition against the Knicks, this time against Danilo Gallinari.

Truly great defense from the Knicks, right?

Richard Seymour Is A Class Act

After Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass. During his celebration, he said something to Richard Seymour that Seymour clearly had a problem with. And then Seymour, being the clean football player he is, responded in a manner than left Big Ben on the ground. Let's go to the videotape.

Dan Dierdorf Loved That Fan Running On The Field At The Jets-Texans Game

Ohh Dan Dierdorf...he loves that stuff.

Terry Collins Next Manager Of The New York Mets

The New York Mets have hired Terry Collins as their new manager. Collins had previously served as the minor-league field coordinator for the organization and has managed in the past for six years, compiling a record of 444 wins and 434 losses while at the helm of the Astros from 1994-96 and Angels from 1997-99 as well as serving as the manager of the China national baseball team.

Jimmie Johnson Wins The Spring Cup For The 5th Straight Year

Jimmie Johnson continues to make NASCAR history as today he won his fifth consecutive Spring Cup title, edging Denny Hamlin by 41 points and Kevin Harvick by 41 points. 

Steelers Crush Raiders 35-3

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers absolutely destroyed the Oakland Raiders en route to a 35-3 victory. CBS Sports' Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts break down the annihilation in Pittsburgh.

Bills Rout Bengals 49-31

Behind impressive performances from Ryan Fitzpatrick and Steve Johnson, the Bills smacked the Bengals, 49-31 for their second win of the season. Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker break out all the action in Cincinnati.

2010 College Football Bowl Game Predictions After Week 12

After an interesting week 12 in the 2010 College Football season, I predict each and every bowl game matchup.
Tweet me at twitter.com/bflo360 if you disagree with my bowl game matchup predictions or leave a comment below.