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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

Let the bowl games begin! Did you know you missed three bowl games last week? Do you even care? (pic from Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)

As if Penn State hasn’t had enough problems their QB, Matt McGloin, suffered a seizure and was hospitalized due to a locker room fight with Curtis Drake, WR. What’s really good?

Quietly the NCAA has decided to hold off on plans to pay student athletes an additional $2,000 stipend. Let’s hope they can agree to enact this, it’s the least they can do.

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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Alba, Basketball, Football, NBA, NCAA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

The ratings for the NFL Draft dropped from last year.  David Stern needs to take note, if the NFL Draft loses fan interest with labor strife, the NBA would fall completely off the map.

After being drafted overall #1 by the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton proved his country roots by saying, “it’s not going to be instant like instant grits. It’s going to be like collard greens” with regards to his impact on the team.  Oh Cam.  Something tells me the media is going to LOVE covering him.

I think the display of emotion by Von Miller and Mark Ingram at the NFL Draft was beautiful. Wouldn’t you be feeling some kind of way if you were going to be a millionaire or heard an emotional message from your father in jail? Have a heart folks.

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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Alba, Basketball, Football, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, Robin

 

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Reactions From a BCS Championship

Here are our thoughts of last night’s BCS National Championship:

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORINGGGGGGGGGGG!!! Robin started to stare into space in the second half, Alba was over it as soon as it started.

There were so many turnovers! What? Was this a game of hot potato? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2011 in Alba, Football, NCAA, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports

You kinda hoped Terrell Pryor came out after the half, found an agent in the stands, and signed with him during the Orange Bowl….or was that just me?

January 10 is just too late for the BCS Championship Game.

And why are there still random bowl games on the night before the championship game and after the NFL playoffs? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2011 in Alba, Basketball, Football, NBA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Bowl Game Bonanza

So, you tell me, what bowl game are you excited to see?  Is it the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl?  Is it the Godaddy.com Bowl?  Will it have a bunch of hot chicks with Go Daddy shirts on?  Or were you glued to the television when the Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl was on this past Tuesday? WTH is Beef O’ Brady you may ask yourself?  It’s okay, I sure didn’t know either.  You can find out more about this small pub chain that is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary here.  Mmm good.

I know I am not alone in thinking that these bowl games are getting out of hand.  The majority of them are inconsequential, pairing schools that may not have even known each other existed.  Who is watching besides the die hard alumni?  Are they really watching or just using it as an excuse to tailgate and/or party?  And these names/sponsors are getting ridiculous: uDrove, New Era Pinstripe, and Military Bowl Presented By Northropp Grumman with the longest name (although the  Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl comes in a close second).  Back to Beef O’ Brady, how the heck are smaller businesses like that able to afford bowl sponsorships?  Is it getting that bad or is it that good of a marketing tool?  Does anyone care?

I briefly flipped past the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl with Boise State.  Boise State?!!!  At the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl?!?!  Is that the best they could get?!  Then I watched the post-game footage…that’s when I realized, better yet remembered, that it is all about the $.  Money for the host city, sponsor, and local businesses.  I mean where else can you get an authentic Elvis costume to show your Broncos some love?

For the universities it means greater exposure, which could mean more merchandise sold and increased admissions applications.  Although being selected to play a bowl game is not always lucrative for the schools involved.  This year for UConn it’s a money pit (click to read more).

On the flip side, most of us are awaiting the major and marquee bowl games beginning on January 1st and we can definitely name those and (for the most part) who is involved.  I’m looking forward to seeing what Oregon can do against the SEC top dog, Auburn.  All the other games…not so much.

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2010 in Football, NCAA, Robin

 

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