17 September 2011

The Big East is Now in Big Trouble With Pittsburgh & Syracuse Leaving for the ACC

The big news of the day today in the world of college football has not been any games but rather a couple of schools switching conferences with the one they are leaving on the verge of death. Pittsburgh and Syracuse, both long time Big East schools, have applied for membership in the ACC. While this puts the ACC in a position of strength as they will now have 14 schools and may even add a couple more (they are also raising the exit fee to $20 million in a clear attempt to get schools to refrain from bailing to the SEC(, the Big East took a serious hit that could end up causing the conference to fold.

15 September 2011

Clint Bowyer Leaving Richard Childress Racing for Michael Waltrip Racing

Clint Bowyer has spent his entire NASCAR career with Richard Childress Racing and he has developed into one of the top contenders in the Sprint Cup Series and has made the Chase three times. But after the 2011 season, one that has been disappointing thus far for Bowyer as he missed the Chase, he will leave RCR for Michael Waltrip Racing. He will be sponsored by 5 Hour Energy and drive a third Toyota for MWR as a teammate to Martin Truex Jr. and David Reutimann.

Predicting Corso's Headgear: September 17th

14 September 2011

Is This Prince Fielder's Last Year in Milwaukee?

MLB on Fox Schedule: September 17th

As the season is about to come to a close, the playoff races (what few there are) are at maximum intensity and that will show on Fox Saturday Baseball this week. The Boston Red Sox are trying to hold on to the American League Wild Card lead after what's been a lackluster September meanwhile the Tampa Bay Rays are trying to overtake their division rivals. They will be the feature game on Fox Sports and the other games will feature the Atlanta Braves trying to hold on to their lead in the National League Wild Card standings as they take on the wayward Mets as well as the Detroit Tigers who seem on the brink of a division title of their own as they take on the Athletics. Continue reading for announcers and distribution.

Sarah Palin Hooked Up With Glen Rice in 1987? Best Story Ever?

If you have not heard this completely out of the blue news, the National Enquirer is running a story that a tidbit from the Sarah Palin book written by Joe McGinniss says that while she was a sports anchor in Anchorage, Alaska she hooked up with then Michigan hoops star Glen Rice in 1987 when his Wolverines were in Anchorage for a tournament. This was less than a year before she married her current husband, Todd.  Granted this is the National Enquirer we are talking about but this isn't news they just make up out of nowhere as usual but that's it's coming from a book. And apparently in writing the book, the author quotes Rice as confirming the hookup. He also mentions the fact that Palin, then Sarah Heath, had a fetish for black men. I kid you not.

13 September 2011

Sebastian Janikowski Ties the NFL Record for Longest Field Goal

If you have watched football over the years, you have known that Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowksi has the strongest leg in the league and that one day he will tie or break the NFL record for longest field goal at 63 yards. We also now that the thin air in Denver allows the ball to fly easier, allowing for long field goals. Put these two together and you got greatness on Monday Night Football last night. Let's go to the videotape.

12 September 2011

Ron Jaworski Swears During Patriots-Dolphins on MNF

Safe to say Ron Jaworski was not in midseason form tonight. But Jon Gruden was.

2011 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 2

Week 2 of the 2011 NFL season and with that it is a singleheader Sunday on Fox Sports with six games on the docket. They are Bears-Saints, Seahawks-Steelers, Buccaneers-Vikings, Cardinals-Redskins and Packers-Panthers at 1:00 with Cowboys-49ers at 4:05. Continue reading to find out who will be calling each game and which one you will see on your television come Sunday.

2011 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 2

We got a doubleheader Sunday for the NFL on CBS in week 2 of the 2011 NFL season with eight games on tap. The games at 1:00 are Jaguars-Jets, Browns-Colts, Raiders-Bills, Ravens-Titans, and Chiefs-Lions and the games at 4:15 are Chargers-Patriots, Texans-Dolphins, and Bengals-Dolphins. Here are the distribution and announcers for these games on CBS Sports.

Can the Rays Catch the Red Sox?

Following a strong pitching performance from James Shields on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three game sweep of the Boston Red Sox and have now pulled to 3.5 games behind the Red Sox in the Wild Card standings, a little more than a month from being behind the New York Yankees in the Wild Card standings. Can the Rays possibly pass the Red Sox and make the playoffs?

Let's Not Label Cam Newton a Star Yet

Did anybody expect such an awesome performance from the top pick in this year's draft, Cam Newton, in his NFL debut against the Arizona Cardinals? I sure did not. In fact, I doubt many that Newton would throw for more yards than any rookie quarterback in his starting debut with 422 yards plus a pair of touchdowns in nearly leading the Carolina Panthers to the victory in the most exciting game of the week thus far that was not on NBC. Even more impressive is the fact that he didn't look hindered at all by the lockout. And while Newton's debut was so impressive many can't wait to see him develop, let's not appoint him a superstar yet.

2011 College Football Week 3 Picks

All eyes, including those of College Gameday, will be on Tallahassee as the top ranked Oklahoma Sooners take on a fellow national title contender in the Florida State Seminoles. Oklahoma destroyed the 'Noles last year and Norman but can FSU get their revenge? I will pick that high profile showdown as well as all other games of the week 3 of the college football season.

11 September 2011

There May Be Nothing Greater Than Jim Cornelison Signing the National Anthem

Courtesy SportsGrid

May God forever bless the United States of America

2011 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Preview & Predictions

The field for the Chase of the Sprint Cup for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has been set following the Saturday night race at Richmond International Raceway. The drivers comprising the Chase are (in the order of the points standings) are Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin. Will Jimmie Johnson win a record sixth conescutive Cup title or will we see someone finally stop his streak? Here is how I think the standings will look once the Chase has concluded at Homestead-Miami Speedway and who will win the title.

Remembering September 11, 2001

Like for most people, that day was going to be like any other. It was the second day of third grade for me at Hillside School in my hometown of Allendale, New Jersey. But then it became the saddest day in American history and one that would change the world as we knew it for ever. Here's my account of that day.