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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

Tom Brady looked like Aaron Rodgers last week.  Unfortunately, the Ravens didn’t capitalize the way the Giants did.

Brady tried to go for the nail in the coffin and Jimmy Smith made him pay dearly.  After this interception, you just felt the momentum shift in the Ravens favor. Alas…

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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Alba, Basketball, Football, NBA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest – NFL Playoff Edition

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

What a thrilling and emotional game as the San Francisco 49ers beat the New Orleans Saints and Jim Harbaugh solidified the title of NFL coach of the year.

Because the 49ers won it was acceptable and almost cool for Alex Smith to wear this mechanic’s shirt during his presser:

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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Alba, Football, NFL, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest…

Happy New Year!!!

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

Tebow reigns! This time when it matters most. But let’s not forget Demaryius Thomas with that mean stiff arm.

The Saints scored all over the Lions. There was no mention of Suh and the defense throughout the game. That could be a good thing as he needs to work on his rep as a dirty player.

The Lions definitely weren’t ready for prime time on Saturday night but with that young nucleus they could be dangerous for the next decade.

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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in Alba, Basketball, Boxing, Football, NBA, NCAA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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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…

Whoever thinks the coaches have it easier would have to change their mind after Sunday’s NFL games.

Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, was ran over by one of his own players on the sideline and suffered some broken bones and a torn MCL, yet still pushed through the pain and remained on the field to coach through the first half.

In that same game Tampa Bay’s DB coach, Jimmy Lake, tore his patellar tendon celebrating an interception. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2011 in Alba, Baseball, Basketball, Football, MLB, NASCAR, NCAA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Mike Tomlin, the Next Messiah?

Mike Tomlin, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is the coming of the next messiah. Well, the Black one. If you believe the hype leading up to and including the Super Bowl that’s what you might be thinking. I for one am tired of that sort of thinking. What finally sent me over the edge and propelled me to write this post was a feature on Yahoo Sports alluding to Tomlin being NFL’s Barack Obama. You said what?! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2011 in Football, NFL, Robin

 

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As the Coaching Carousel Turns

It turns out Black Monday wasn’t as bloody as most of us thought. Perhaps this was the case because quite a few coaches had been axed in the preceding weeks. Let’s review shall we, Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys, who has just recently been hired by the Houston Texans; Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos, eh; and Mike Singletary of the San Francisco 49ers, he makes great sound bites. I’m not sure whether to include John Fox of the Carolina Panthers (what a mess they are) in that group because he was told ahead of time that his services were no longer needed and he was well aware that the end was in sight.

The only person actually fired on Black Monday was Eric Mangini of the Cleveland Browns and that was a messy situation. I like Eric Mangini and I think he’s a good coach. There wasn’t much a coach could do in Cleveland with the only bright spot being Peyton Hillis (thanks McDaniels). I’m sure Mangini always had Mike Holmgren, President of the Browns, breathing down his neck. I believe that Holmgren was simply tolerating Mangini since he wasn’t his hire. It had to be a stressful position for the coach. Even if the Browns broke even for the season he would have been gone. The AFC North is a tough division and unfortunately the Browns tend to be at the bottom of it regardless of who is the coach.

One of the shockers for me was the ousting of Tom Cable of the Oakland Raiders. Cable led the Raiders to their first winning season in eight years and to the top of their division, although that did not mean a bid in the playoffs (which is another story). But then again I shouldn’t be that shocked because we are talking about Al Davis here. He will be on his 14th head coach. :-\ I feel sorry for Raiders fans.

The other surprise was Marvin Lewis staying with the Cincinnati Bengals. Honestly, I wanted Lewis to go because I like this guy too. And while I’m being honest, Cincinnati sucks! Something is not right with this team and it’s more than just Carson Palmer. I feel like they need to just start over. This team will never be what Lewis needs them to be and he’s not going to get whatever the owners promised him to come back. They are lying! They never gave him it before what’s another year going to do. At this point Marv is affecting his legacy and ability to be hired in the future. I am none too pleased about this one. Plus as a Ravens fan I’d love to have him back. 🙂

Now finally on to the biggest newsmaker on this topic: Jim Harbaugh. He is the most popular kid in school right now. Everyone wants to interview him. Everyone wants to hire him. No one knows what he plans to do. So far three teams have interviewed or will interview him: San Francisco, Miami, and Denver. The Miami Dolphins are ready to hire him and they haven’t even satisfied the Rooney Rule yet nor have they fired their current head coach. That doesn’t make a bit of sense. And poor San Francisco feels like they don’t have a shot anymore because they can’t offer Miami money (awww). This story keeps getting better and better.

And since this post has gotten long enough I will briefly mention the rest: Minnesota Vikings decided to take the interim tag off for Leslie Frazier, I thank him for closing the door to Favre *thumbs up*; Gary Kubiak is staying with the Houston Texans; Jason Garrett was announced as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday; no word of ejection from the New York Giants or Arizona Cardinals; and the Tennessee Titans decided to keep head coach Jeff Fisher over the immature, fussy, somewhat unstable quarterback we call Vince Young. Ok, I’m done. I didn’t expect to go that long. Sorry. lol

Update on Friday: Sources report the Dolphins will stick with Tony Sparano. Uh huh. He’s feeling real secure right now.

Update #2: The Denver Broncos are not expected to interview Harbaugh. How many more updates will I have today? Sheesh.

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2011 in Football, NFL, Robin

 

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