Monday, August 25, 2008

Osi Umenyiora Out For Season

The New York Giants suffered it's worst personnel news of the offseason as they have lost their lone pro bowler for the season. The Giants had a tough task ahead of themselves to try to repeat with the losses of Michael Strahan to retirement and Jeremy Shockey to a trade. Now, they'll have to go without two very big reasons why the Giants upset the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Especially this year, where the NFC East looks incredibly competitive, I don't think the Giants will even make the playoffs now. Tony and every other QB facing the Giants this year are smiling a little more.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Shawne Merriman's Season In Doubt

Merriman might be sitting out this season due to what's being called a loose ligament. He's still waiting on word from the doctors. More on this later.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Anquan Boldin Requests Trade

We'll take him and pay him what he's worth. Cause he might be a better receiver than Larry Fitzgerald. Maybe. He's definitely a bigger target and thus a bigger red zone target. But, I would give them a 2nd rounder, 4th rounder, Roy Williams and Patrick Crayton. Crayton would help fill the void left behind by Boldin. But, don't you think the Cardinals are wondering why they let Bryant Johnson go. Unless, this is all just a way for Boldin to get the media involved with contract negotiation.

Either way, I would love to have Boldin on the Cowboys.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Michael Phelps: The Best Olympian Ever

Well, by now, you should have found out that Michael Phelps went 8-8 at the Beijing Olympics. Immediately after, the debate heated up on whether or not Phelps was the greatest Olympian in history. There's no doubt that he's the best swimmer to grace this world, but it seems like people are on either side of the spectrum. The main question seems to be whether or not the number of events you can swim in cheapens the number of medals that Michael Phelps has won.

There are significant points that should be considered. Of the top 20 male medal winners, only three have been swimmers. The vast majority come from gymnastics. He won using three different strokes and three different distances. Not only did Phelps win every event he was in, he, along with some teammates, broke seven of the eight event's world records. Think about that, most of the other athletes train extensively on their one or two events using ONE stroke.

Not only do I think he's the best Olympian in history. I don't think it's even close.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Michael Phelps' Quest For Eight Remains Intact

In possibly the best race I've ever seen, the USA beat out the Alain Bernard-led French team in the 4X100 Free Relay race last night. Before the race, Bernard boasted that his French team would smash the Americans. Does Phelps really need to be antagonized? It seems as though every time Phelps is in the pool, something amazing happens. Last night was no exception. Five teams finished ahead of the old world record. Two of those teams didn't even get on the podium.

But, it wasn't Phelps who was the savior last night. That belonged to former scape goat Jason Lezak. Not only did he erase the .60 lead the French had going into the last leg. Lezak chased down the world record holder in the 100 meter Free by posting the fastest leg in the event, ever.

If you didn't watch last night, make sure you catch a replay or find it on the internet somewhere. It was spectacular.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Shan Foster Heading To Europe

Shan Foster is headed to Europe to work on his game while the Mavericks retain his rights. This is the same scenario that played out last year with Reyshawn Terry. It paid off with Reyshawn, as he appears to be a stronger player. Terry made a significant showing during the summer league and will be in training camp this year.

Fantasy Football 2008: Draft Board Movements

OK, for those of you who know me, I'm a fantasy sports nut. If it's draftable, I love it. So, in honor of my obsession, I thought it would be suitable to start blogging about it. Where you will get my deepest, inner most thoughts about who is worth drafting. As long as you're not drafting in my league. Anyway, on with the show.

Steve Smith: Suspended two games - Combined with the fact that his worth is dependent on Jake Delhomme and I'm not drafting him in the first 6 rounds or until I've already filled my starters at QB/RB/WR.

Brandon Marshall: Suspended three games - Even though it's an extra game, I would draft Marshall as a third receiver. Before the suspension, I had him behind only 5-6 receivers in the league. He'll help you down the line when it really matters.

Aaron Rodgers: Now that Brett Favre is gone, you know he'll start. How good is he? The Packers played better against my beloved Cowboys when Favre was off the field. Nothing against Favre, but it looked to me like the kid had something. He's not your typical first year starter. I'd take him ahead of Marc Bulger (injury risk, line shaky), Eli Manning (game plan), Garrard (game plan), Rivers (questionable talent), Jake Delhomme (injury risk) and Jon Kitna (questionable talent, game plan).

Brett Favre: Only concern is the Jets offensive line. I know they "upgraded" their O-line with Damien Woody, Alan Faneca and Calvin Pace. But Favre's blind side is being protected by D'Brickashaw Ferguson. And lets face it, he hasn't exactly been all pro over there. Plus, the offensive line is about continuity. Knowing what the other teammate will do in certain situations. And they just haven't played together enough to convince me they can take it to the next level. Having said that, having the threat of a pass game will help. I'd draft Brett Favre normally.

Laveranues Coles & Jerricho Cotchery: I'm lumping them together because who knows which receiver will end up the Donald Driver of the Jets. But either one will take a significant boost in draft stock. Maybe one or two rounds ahead of where you had them originally. They should leave the board as the 18th to 25th receiver.

There it is. Hope it helps you out.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Favre Goes To The New York Jets

In a relatively untouched subject, Brett Favre has left the Green Bay Packers. Obviously kidding about the untouched part. But, the drama involving what will happen between the Packers and Favre has ended. No details about the trade were released yet. But I'm sure the Jets caved to the Packers and sent a round one draft pick.

Green Bay, despite the legendary status of Favre, went in the right direction. You can't continue to rely on Brett when he is obviously wavering year to year on whether or not he wants to play. Let alone where he wants to play. In addition, you have your future waiting in the wings. There's no possible way you can rent out the year to Favre while making sure your future walks out the door via free agency.

In the end, I think this trade will prove more beneficial to the Packers. Jets, even with Brett, are still light years away from the Chargers, Colts and the Patriots. Hell, they're not even close to the Jaguars right now. It's going to be strange seeing Favre in a Jets uniform. At least there's some green in it.