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Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

So Stanford and Boise State did their part this weekend to ensure we get a Alabama/LSU rematch in the National Championship.

Thankfully, Oklahoma State blew out Texas Tech 66-6 to remain firmly in the #2 spot.  Let’s hope they show up against Oklahoma on December 3rd.

Arkansas may have had the best return of the year. You be the judge.

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 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…

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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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

So…how about them Eagles?

Michael Vick complained about not getting roughing the passer calls, but doesn’t it seem like the league has a double standard for scrambling quarterbacks?

Does Michael Vick have a sense of deja vu because being behind a horrible line has to remind him of playing for the Falcons, right?

Pretty sure you’ve heard about the Vince Young imposter that looks nothing like VY. Women gave him thousands of dollars…no words.

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Alba, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, MLB, NBA, NFL, Robin

 

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*blowing the dust off and removing the cobwebs*

After seriously prolonged negotiations and a shortened pre-season the question must be asked: Are you ready for some football?!!!!!!

I guess the NFL feels it should get a cookie for similarly suspending Jim Tressel in his new gig as Colts’ assistant. They had to. Folks would have been outraged otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Alba, Football, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

We are saddened by the resignation of Jim Tressel because it means less hate jokes. We will miss them dearly.

(this is a repost for Alba)

Update: The hate still exists!

In related news, Ohio State’s QB Terrelle Pryor is under further scrutiny by the NCAA for receiving cars and other extra benefits. I bet he really wishes he declared for the draft now (although the supplemental draft is still an option). Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports

Even though a lot of stars were inactive the final week of the regular season, you still were interested in the games.

The fact that you watched the games when no-names were playing gives the NFL more ammunition toward the 18 game season.

This was probably a pretty expensive suit and he took it like a good sport.

The Big Ten does not deserve any more late season bowl games.

January 10th is far too late for the BCS “Championship” game.

After watching them in the Rose Bowl I can say comfortably TCU got SCREWED.

This pretty much sums up Carson Palmer’s performance this season:

The hockey game between the Capitals and Penguins outside under the lights was pretty cool (minus all the rain).

The University of Maryland pulled a fast one on us, hiring Randy Edsall of the University of Connecticut instead of Mike Leach.

Congrats to Coach K for win # 880 (against UNC-Greensboro…really). Don’t we expect this of him? Next.

The UConn ladies basketball team lost to Stanford ending their 90 game streak but they’ll still win it all.

Cowboys fans really shouldn’t have celebrated after beating the Eagles practice squad by one point.

Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings had one of the best buzzer beater shots of 2010.

We finally can say bye bye to Brett. The Favre-opera is over!

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

 

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Bye Bye Fridge

Now I wasn’t really planning on writing a post about this but I figured since it’s the big news in our home state and is being pretty widely talked about I can give my take (that is the purpose of a blog after all).  I have worked at several major universities, University of Maryland being one of them, and I actually worked in athletics there for about a year and a half from 2006-07.  So I have a little bit of insight into this, just a little.  And now that I’ve read up on this whole thing it makes sense.

So here’s my take on this whole firing/buy out: Debbie Yow, the former Athletic Director, wanted Ralph Friedgen gone.  I think just about everyone on campus knew that but for whatever reason she wasn’t able to make it happen.  Yow goes home to NC State and Kevin Anderson is hired to replace her.  Anderson was the athletic director for the Army and I sense that he did not like how Fridge had been handling things, at the very least.  Coupled with the fact that UMD recently hired a new president, Wallace Loh, a new regime began.  The heir apparent to coach Terps football, James Franklin, left for Vanderbilt right before Fridge entered the final year of his contract.  The stars aligned.

Here’s what I know: A majority of the football players hated Fridge and I mean HATED him!  Yes, I have heard that this can be the coach’s approach and it works for some.  I don’t think it worked there.  It was clear that there was a lot of discontent and quite a few kids had a falling out with him.  I don’t think that’s the culture you want among your squad, but that’s just me.  Also…dude was lazy!  He just was.  I was so happy to hear of all that weight he lost but while I was there I only saw him leave his office once or twice.  Plus, he had a golf cart right outside his office door that he would use to travel around campus. :-/ That had to carry over into his work at some point.  And I just got the feeling that he didn’t care and I wasn’t even a student!  Lastly, recruiting needed improvement.  I don’t think the really serious Terp fans will ever forget the decision to pass on Steve Slaton for Morgan Green (no offense Morgan, I like the dude but the numbers don’t lie).

Now I’m not denying Fridge’s contributions, along with his wife, to the University.  They both are graduates of  UMD.  His wife, Gloria, is a huge asset to the University community and actually works on campus.  Fridge has taken the Terps to several bowl games in his ten year career at Maryland and has previously won ACC Coach of the Year honors, among many others.  I definitely do think it sucks he was axed after winning ACC Coach of the Year for the second time.  Unfortunately, it is time to bid adieu to Fridge but I am definitely thankful for all that he and his wife have done for the University and athletics.  I am a little scared of what Mike Leach (if hired) means for the Terps, he seems like a crazy mofo at times, but I am hopeful and wishful that great times are ahead for the Terps.

Fear the Turtle!

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2010 in Football, NCAA, Robin

 

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