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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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Time to Go, Joe

Full disclosure, I’ve always had a thing for Penn State.  I read “Something for Joey” when I was in 7th grade and it’s the alma mater of my favorite uncle.  It was on my short list of colleges for those reasons.  I’ve always had a soft spot for Joe Paterno.  Even as his role was reduced to figurehead I thought he deserved to stay at Penn State until he felt it was time to go.  Unfortunately, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, that time has come. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on November 8, 2011 in Alba, Football, NCAA


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Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

The battle of the titans between LSU and Alabama was all about defense and the mistakes on special teams.

We hope everyone watching understands why there should not be a rematch of that horrid game for the National Title.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma State and Kansas State were exploding on offense. How many folks changed the channel to watch that game? How many knew it was going on at the same time?

This week’s blooper comes from the Georgia-New Mexico State game. Those hedges play some mean defense. Kudos to Aron White for avoiding those precious xylophones though, oh and getting the TD.

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Posted by on November 7, 2011 in Alba, Basketball, Football, Golf, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, Robin


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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

Tony LaRussa announced his retirement after leading the improbable St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series victory.  That’s what you call going out on top.

Eric LeGrand, who was paralzed from the neck down in a game last season, inspired his former Rutgers’ teammates, among many others, by leading the team onto the field this weekend.

Congrats again to old man Joe Pa for being the winningest coach in Division I football with 409 wins. What’s the over/under on how high that number will get? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Alba, Baseball, Basketball, Football, MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, Robin


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Does Old Joe Have To Go?

Joe Paterno, the legendary football coach at Penn State University has indicated he would like to coach four or five more years.  This is not really big news, unless you realize that Joe Paterno has held that position since 1966 and is 83 years old.  A part of me feels like he’s earned the right to coach as long as darn well pleases.  Joe Paterno IS Penn State football.  But then reality sets in.

How on earth is a damn near 90 year old man going to coach 18 year old boys?  How does he relate to the issues of these kids raised on technology and short cuts?  It’s hard to imagine that he can relate to the kids very well.  Can you imagine trying to explain an ipad to an 83 year old man?  So I can’t help but think Joe is nothing more than a figurehead.  He’s the closer they bring out when they need to lobby for better facilities and more money, speak at fundraisers, or to get that one last talented recruit.  No way you can convince me he’s in the room drawing up X’s and O’s, watching film, and breaking down opposing defenses.

So what’s the harm really?  Why not let Joe stay as long as he pleases, even if he is reduced to the Walmart greeter position for the team.  He’s doing the thing he loves and he’s not really hurting anybody.  But let’s just hope they keep him away from phone interviews.

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Posted by on December 14, 2010 in Alba, Football, NCAA


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