Saturday, July 30, 2011
Chad Ochocinco (formerally the pro bowler known as Chad Johnson) is now a member of the New England Patriots. He referred to the move as "landing in Heavan," and he has been making constant references to his "angel wings." That's fine. I'm just happy to have a great receiver joining the Pats. Is this guy the same player that he was from 2002-07 when he was one of the most productive in football? No, he's not. He's 33, but still damn good, and now he will catch passes from the best QB in the game. I'm pumped. Do I draft #85 way to early in fantasy this year? Yes I do, but how is that different than any other year?
He practiced with the team today and spoke to the media afterwards. Any thought that he may not buy in to the Pats blandness was quickly thrown out the window. He is going to be quiet this year, saying he probably won't speak to the media much, and he's all about the Patriot Way.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
This is what it is all about. Besse and I have been playing fantasy football together for over a decade, but the last 6 years we've competed with the same group of guys in the Gentlemen's Club. Bess was the 2005 champ, while I took home the plaque (above) in 2008. My father has been the only 2-time champ to this point and he enters 2011 as the proud defending champion.
It's time to start monitoring all of the free agent signings, trades, and everything else. Get out your depth charts and player rankings. Because now is the time.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I have a lot of original Nintendo accomplishments, but sadly defeating Mike Tyson was not one of them. I saw it done once before, and thankfully someone put it on youtube. If you're ever feeling bad about yourself just watch this video. Dreams do come true.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Rich Keefe filled in for Marc Bertrand who was in turn filling in for Mike Felger on the highly rated "Felger & Mazz" afternoon drive sports radio program on 98.5 The Sports Hub. The end of each show is wrapped up with "The Final Word." Here were those segments from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The 82nd MLB All-Star game is tonight from Chase Field in Arizona. Don't let the players on the field fool you, it is the All-Star game.
A ridiculous 84 players were named All-Stars this year because of injury replacements, starters pitching on Sunday, and of course Derek Jeter's "emotional and physical exhaustion" from his pursuit of 3,000 hits.
These guys were named All-Stars but won't play for one of the above reasons:
Holy hell. That's 16 guys right there that were picked and won't play. You could make 3 teams with all the players they selected this year.
The following players are guys who will be active in tonight's "All-Star" game:
- Miguel Montero, C, D-Backs
- Andre Ethier, OF, Dodgers
- David Robertson, RP, Yankees
- Alexi Ogando, RP, Rangers
- Rickey Romero, P, Blue Jays
- Jordan Walden, RP, Angels
- Scott Rolen, 3B, Red (starting)
- Kevin Correia, P, Pirates
Gross. Enjoy the game!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
UFC 132 went down last night in Las Vegas. Two of the sports legends were in action (Tito Ortiz & Wanderlei Silva) and they each had completely opposite outcomes. Great card, great action. Here is how it all broke down...
MAIN CARD RESULTS:
•Dominick Cruz def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 48-47) to retain UFC bantamweight title
•Chris Leben def. Wanderlei Silva via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 0:27
•Dennis Siver def. Matt Wiman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
•Tito Ortiz def. Ryan Bader via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 1:56
•Carlos Condit def. Dong Hyun Kim via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 2:58
UNDER CARD RESULTS:
•Melvin Guillard def. Shane Roller via knockout (strikes) - Round 1, 2:12
•Rafael Dos Anjos def. George Sotiropolous via knockout (punch) - Round 1, 0:59
•Brian Bowles def. Takeya Mizugaki via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
•Aaron Simpson def. Brad Tavares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
•Anthony Njokuani def. Andre Winner via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
•Jeff Hougland def. Donny Walker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27
Friday, July 1, 2011
Filling in again for Gresh & Zo on The Sports Hub, Nick Cattles and I opened the Friday show by talking about how craptastic Mike Cameron was before he was canned by the Sox and we looked at some of the other free agent signings by Sox GM Theo Epstein.