Monday, September 15, 2008

Reverse Hibernation

When it comes to the blog, I guess I’ve reached sort of a crossroads. After being MIA for the entire summer, I have about three options at this point.

1. Can the thing – Ain’t gonna happen.

2. Reinvent It – Well that was the purpose of the blog in the first place, to provide a different perspective than whats on the mainstream

3. Act like it never happened – Well, maybe I’m going to do a three with a little bit of two. I’m not going to reinvent the blog, but I’m going to try to provide more depth. We’ll see what happens.


Missing the summer was kind of like a reverse hibernation. I was fired up about the Olympics and was one of 30 people who watched the gold medal game live, but most of my thoughts about the team and that game have faded away.

I will say that the Collangelo formula worked, at least somewhat. However, the biggest difference in this team and the one’s that lost were the fact that for the most part, these were the best players in the league.

In ’92, we sent a team full of legends. In ’96, we sent the guys that weren’t quite good enough for the ’92 team, and guys who were young then but now coming into their own. In 2000, a new trend started. A lot of the better guys didn’t want to go.

That team was still good, but as the foreign teams got better, we started sending worse guys. This helped our team lose the world championships in ’02 and ’06, along with the Olympics in ’04.

I think that if you send a team with Kobe, LeBron, D. Wade, ‘Melo, Chris Bosh, CP3, Deron Williams and D. Ho cold turkey, they still win.

I hope that when London comes around, we don’t revert back into our losing ways with guys like ‘Bron-Bron opting not to go.


For most of the summer, I didn’t have a clue about what was going on. Being without TV and Internet, it was hard to keep up with the NL East, AL and NL Central, the NL West and all the award races.

For a while it seems like I would come into work one week with the Phillies on top of the NL East, only to find them 3 games back of the Mets the next week.

I’m now starting to get back into the season, which has been a great one. Too bad it seems like the Red Sox are going to make the postseason. A playoffs without the Sox and Yanks would be awesome for baseball fans who are tired of their rivalry overshadowing the rest of the league

College Football

I’m glad I didn’t do a preview this year, I probably would’ve been way off. Right now, it looks as if USC is a lock to play in the title game. The second best team is probably either Oklahoma or Florida, but Florida is more likely to lose a game than the Sooners. Missouri and Georgia would be the second tier of contenders, and everyone else is just playing for a 10-2 season.

I’d love to see the Pac-10 and SEC finally square off for the chip, but that probably won’t happen.


I’ll talk about this sometime this week, I want to really gather my thoughts and put together something good.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Rushed and Sloppy NFL Season Preview

Sorry guys, I'm still without home internet until next week. Please excuse the records, they probably don't make sense. Just take away the idea of who I think will be great, who'll be average and who's gonna suck ....

AFC East
Patriots - 14-2
Bills – 8-8
NY Jets – 8-8
Miami – 4-12

AFC North
Cleveland – 11-5
Pittsburgh – 10-6
Cincinnati – 6-10
Baltimore – 6-10

AFC South
Indy – 10-6
Houston – 9-7
Jacksonville – 8-8
Tennessee – 7-9

AFC West
San Diego – 12-4
Oakland – 9-7
Denver – 8-8
Kansas City – 3-13

NFC East
Philly – 12-4
Dallas – 11-5
NY Giants – 10-6
Washington – 5-11

NFC North
Minnesota – 9-7
Green Bay – 8-8
Chicago – 6-10
Detroit – 5-11

NFC South
New Orleans – 11-5
Carolina – 8-8
Tampa Bay – 7-9
Atlanta – 1-15

NFC West
Arizona – 9-7
Seattle – 9-7
St. Louis – 5-11
San Francisco – 5-11

Patriots - 14-2
San Diego – 12-4
Cleveland – 11-5
Indy – 10-6
Pittsburgh – 10-6
Oakland – 9-7

Wild Card

Cleveland def Oakland
Pittsburgh def Indy


New England def Cleveland
Pittsburgh def San Diego

AFC Championship

New England def Pittsburgh

Philly – 12-4
New Orleans – 11-5
Dallas – 11-5
NY Giants – 10-6
Minnesota – 9-7
Arizona – 9-7

Wild Card
Dallas def Arizona
Minnesota def NY Giants


Philly def Minnesota
Dallas def New Orleans

NFC Championship

Philly def Dallas

Super Bowl

New England def Philly