Posted on: February 6, 2013 1:10 pm

My Top 10 Most Hated List

Sportsline recently put together an article based on a poll of Atheletes who America hates. I thought I would have some fun and put up my own personal list.
My top ten most hated list(in no particular order): Kobe Bryant, Terrell Owens, Ray Lewis, DeSean Jackson, Tony Romo, Donovan McNabb, Coach K(not even gonna attempt to spell that name), J.J. Redick, Christian Laettner, Steve Wojokowski.

Runner up goes to every white Duke player in school history(Hurley, Cherokee Parks, Josh McRoberts,Cris Collins, the brothers Plumlee, etc. etc.)

PS- Kurt Busch and Lance Armstrong shouldn't be on this list because driving a car and riding a bike on steroids are not sports!

Category: NFL
Posted on: January 4, 2010 1:35 am

"America's Team"

Anyone who has seriously studied the history of American pop culture has to laugh at anyone who gives creedence to the Cowboys claim of "America's team".

This title implies only the employment  of a savvy promotions director.

The Rolling Stones' tour director Sam Cutler first coined the phrase America's Greatest Rock n Roll Band in 1969.  By the time this term was revised in 1975 people had gone from laughing at their self proclaimed title to acknowledging it.

The Cowboys of the 1970's employed the same tactics.  They were the first to refer to themselves as "America's Team".  After a few years the public forgot who first invented the term, and started using it as if it were factual.

Howard Stern performed a similar act in the mid nineties when he refered to himself as the "King of all media".  The term was laughed at, but eventually was published without any challenge to the claim.

To sum up, the Cowboys are a popular, winning franchise.  But for anyone who actually believes that they are "America's Team", I would like to point out that I am America's sexiest bachelor.

Category: NFL
Posted on: January 3, 2010 10:19 pm

My evil plan is working.

Choosing who to root for between the Eagles and the Cowboys is like choosing between dying of Aids or testicular cancer.

Having said that, I knew exactly who I wanted to win.

I pulled for the Cowboys for one of the first times in my life.  My reasons were twofold.

First of all the Eagles have actually become more hateable than the Cowboys for the first time since they let T.O. go.  If T.O. had remained on the Cowboys I would have had a very tough choice.  But since he is gone from there as well I picked the Boys.

Having said that, I still hate both teams.  But with the Cowboys winning it will be harder for either team to get to the Superbowl.

Because Philly lost Minnesota has the two seed.  It also means that one of these two teams is definitely going to lose next week.  Whoever wins must go on the road to win another game.  This will require winning in a dome, which takes away a major advantage for the Eagles.

Phase one of my evil plan has been a success.  Phase two requires Philly to beat Dallas next week so I can still joke on the Cowboys for being the only NFC team (besides Detroit) not to win a playoff game since 1996.

Then I will put on my Favre jersey and hopefully watch Minnesota squash every Eagle fans dreams.

First things first.  Go Philly next week!

PS-feel free to lather me with derogatory Redskin comments.  Obviously the Skins suck and everything you say is sadly true.  Just remember that just because the Redskins suck it doesn't make what I'm writing any less true
Category: NFL
Posted on: August 27, 2009 6:49 pm

A few thoughts on the NFC East prognostications

The Eagles proved last year that the NFC East is the best division in football.  They went to the NFC Finals despite going 2-4 in the division and getting swept by last placed Washington.  If that doesn't prove parity I don't know what does.

The Eagles are the hardest team to figure out this season.  I could see them win the East with their talent, but I could also see them finish last due to chemistry issues and injury concerns.

The Giants are probably the safest bet this year.  Even if the recievers don't pan out I have a hard time imagining them going any worse than 10-6 or 9-7.  Their reserve linemen are better than most team's starters.  They are good where it counts: in the trenches on both sides of the ball.

Dallas has been totally overlooked this year, and I can't figure out why.  Does the loss of TO really mean that much?  This is the same team minus two significant players that everyone expected to win it all last year.  Maybe the experts are just afraid to get burned again.  If the defense can improve Dallas will be very good.  The offense will not miss TO.  Their season's success or failure lies with their defense.

The Redskins have the least pressure and most upside of any of these teams.  No one in the media has predicted anything better than a battle for third place, with most placing them squarely in the cellar.  There are no expectations, which could be a very good thing.  The defense should be superb, and Jason Campbell will be playing with a chip on his shoulder during a contract season.  That could go one of two ways, but if the line holds up I think Campbell has the skills to play smart, winning football.

As always with the Redskins, the difference between 8-8 and 10-6 is the ability of the offense to score 20 points a game.  If they can manage that the defense will do the rest.

Injuries play a huge role for every team.  But in the case of the NFC East I think that injuries will be the deciding factor in this very skilled, very even division.  As always, the last man standing will win.
Category: NFL
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