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Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

It’s the end of the Manning era in Indianapolis. Now we get to play the “where will Peyton land” game until he signs with another team.  This feels like Brett Favre all over again. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Alba, Basketball, Football, Golf, NBA, NCAA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

With the way they’ve played lately is it possible John Calipari, head coach at Kentucky, could finally win the NCAA tournament with a team of his fabulous freshmen?

Duke’s late game heroics are thrilling but how far will playing like that get them in the NCAA tourney?

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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Alba, Basketball, Football, NBA, NCAA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest…

*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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Waving the White Towel on The Redskins

The Washington Redskins were once a proud and revered football franchise.  Since Dan Snyder took over the team in 1999 they have become a laughing stock.  Dan Snyder’s moves have become things of legend, overpaying free agents that were on their last legs, firing Marty Schottenheimer after one 8-8 season, hiring Steve Spurrier, re-hiring Joe Gibbs who’d been out of football for a decade.  And of course, the Jim Zorn era.  It goes on and on and on and on.  But fans were told “it’s a new day and new era” and Dan was finally going to get out of the way and let football people come in and take over: Enter Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan.  Redskins fans were led to believe that these proven football minds would come in and change the culture, reverse the franchises woes, and lead them back to the glory days.  Soooooooooooo, how’s that working out?

First, you have the Albert Haynesworth debacle (see previous post on the fatty).  Then there’s Donovan McNabb.  Donovan was brought to Washington to replace Jason Campbell whom Shanahan didn’t think could lead the team.  After 11 years, Philadelphia was willing to part with their long-time starter and trade him within the division (RED FLAG).  Donovan has struggled mightily this year.  Most famously he was replaced by backup Rex Grossman with two minutes remaining in a close game against the Lions.  You can see how well that worked out below.

At 5-8 you would think they wouldn’t make news but they always find a way.  Today we learn Rex Grossman will be the starter when the Redskins face the rival Dallas Cowboys in Dallas.  This game is virtually meaningless to everyone but Redskins and Cowboys fans.  To them, this means the season.  So why is Mike Shanahan sending the “we don’t care” message?  Why aren’t they putting Donovan Mcnabb out there?  No matter how bad he is, isn’t he better than Rex Grossman (go ahead and play that clip again to refresh your memory)?

I hate to sound like it’s time to give up but I’m over Shanahan already.  I don’t care if he has two rings; John Elway and Terrell Davis aren’t walking through the door tomorrow.  It might be time to start over.  Again.  Leaving Skins fans to feel like this:

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2010 in Alba, Football, NFL

 

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What’s Fat, Lazy, and Makes Over 100 Million Dollars?

This Guy.

Oh Albert Haynesworth, he of the 100 million dollar contract who couldn’t pass a simple fitness test at the beginning of training camp.  This man accepted a 26 million dollar bonus in April and refused to show up to any of the mini camps or offseason workouts with the team.  Why you ask?  Because he didn’t like the new defense scheme and didn’t want to play nose tackle.  Maybe it’ just me but for 26 million my boss could ask me to dress in drag and dance a hula (shout out to Timon and the Lion King).

Now after game 12 (the fourth game he was inactive for the season) Albert comes out and says he just wants to play.  Sorry Al, actions speak louder than words.  In a season where Ben Roethlisberger has a broken nose, Brett Favre has a broken well…everything, and Reggie Bush is back from a broken leg I do not want to hear about your “flu like” symptoms keeping you off the field.  He then stated that yes he had a bad practice, which is only practice *cues up epic Allen Iverson practice rant*, and says it shouldn’t have kept him from the game.

This is one guy that simply doesn’t get it.  In football, it’s not about what you say, but what you do.  Albert has been in Washington for two seasons and has barely played 40% of the teams defensive downs.  He is often out of the game during key periods.  Let’s not even discuss the nap he took while Michael Vick made a key play in the Eagles thrashing of the Skins on Monday Night Football.  The sad part is if he wanted to, he could be an elite defensive tackle.  In reality, he doesn’t have the desire and only cares about himself.  In this interview, he often mentions what he wants and the goals he has.  Perhaps someone should tell him, it’s a team sport.

*DISCLAIMER – ALBA IS  A LIFELONG WASHINGTON REDSKINS FAN*

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2010 in Alba, Football, NFL

 

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