I couldn't have said that any better myself A.C...
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I couldn't have said that any better myself A.C...
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
"L-Train" (1) Drink
"Throw the Hamma Down!" (2)
"Get that weak stuff outta here!" (3)
"Consequently Fred" (1)
"He put the (random word) in the coffin" (2)
"Young Man" when used to refer to any player during a play. (2) Bonus (1) if used after "Get that weak stuff outta here!"
"If (insert anyone here) (insert any situation here) he's gonna (insert any result here) 90% of the time." (2)
"European Style of Basketball" when referring to any foreign player (2) Bonus (2) if used referring to Yao or Yi.
Anytime someone gets a "bird" (3)
Everytime AC mixes up a players name (2) Bonus (2) if it's Delonte Jones
Everytime AC gets flustered and starts stuttering (3)
AC starts to talk about a different play than the one on the replay (3)
AC does an advertisement (5)
"(Insert someones name) from deep, in the Q (or other arena)" (1)
Fred Mcleod Bonus Round:
Drink Accordingly If Fred Says the Following Phrases:
"right down euclid" - (1) drink
"three from 330"- (1)
“the bottom” - (1)
“are you kiddin me?!” - (3)
“shufflin their shoes” - (1)
“rubber rim” - (1)
“ball on a string” - (1)
mentions A.C. as a notre dame alumni" (1)
Shaver Sports Did Not Make Up this Drinking Game. It was Sent To Us In an Email, I do not know who invented the game...but whoever they are did a good job.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
But back to the jumper...what are you gonna do now NBA? For the record, that is the same jumper that James took for the last few years at the end of games. The same jump shot that had haters saying 'he has no killer instinct.' That was a ridiculous comment then, but it looks more ridiculous now. People said, he settled for a J with the game on the line.
People surmised in the past that because he took a J, he wasn't a true tough closer...somehow. They said he should go to the rim. Maybe he should go to the rim with the game on the line. Maybe he will in the future. But he has gone to the rim with the game on the line in the past and not gotten the call. What if he does that on the road last night in Oakland...gets hacked, no call. The Cavaliers loose.
No, the kid is a closer. What a step back jumper is, is LBJ taking the outcome of the game squarely into his own hands. Step Back J with the clock winding down. He won't get fouled, he knows that. There won't be a put back on a miss, he knows that too. Just one shot, win if it goes, loose if it doesn't. He nailed it. What are you gonna do now?
"Randy Lerner is a Weirdo."
On WKNR's Saturday Morning sports show, Hammer said that the Browns will never be successful with a "Weirdo as an Owner."
With that said, there is part of me that wants to rip on Hammer for that comment and say: Solid, detailed analysis Aaron. Would you also classify Butch Davis as a 'Jerk,' Romeo Crennel as a 'Wimp,' and Tim Couch as a 'Baby?'
However, there is another part of me that says, as simple, and juvenile a comment as that sounds initially, it is also a pretty accurate depiction. There are certainly plenty of things weird about this guy, and weird about his team. This whole last season was flat-out weird...and it starts at the top - weirdo. Good point Hammer...the Browns do need a less weird owner.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Unfortunately for the sake of comedy, the Browns actually did not fire Mangenius...yet.
But, with Jon Gruden walking the streets, should they? I'll rephrase...is Gruden a better fit for this team than Mangini? Interesting debate if you ask me...the career stats are as follows:
Jon Gruden: (4) Seasons with the Raiders (40 - 28) record; (7) Seasons with the Buccanners (60 - 57) record for a career mark of (100-85) which includes (5) Post Season Appearances and (1) Super Bowl Title
A couple other footnotes...Gruden has deep Ohio ties...born in Sandusky, he played college football at the University of Dayton as a back-up QB. He is an in your face coach that would probably not put up with all that much of the Braylon Edwards type garbage that surrounded the team all season. Maybe Mangini won't either, who knows. What else is interesting is that when Gruden went from his first job to his second, the Buccs traded first round draft picks to get Gruden...Mangini on the other hand got fired after (3) years of service...on the flip side of the firing coin, it took Jon Gruden (11) years to get fired from his first NFL gig and it took Mangini (3) years.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
5. Glen Davis - If Big Baby wasn't crying, going to Disneyland to ride the kiddie rides, or playing PF for the Celtics, I think he would make one helluva a FB. Davis played FB in high school, and thank all things good that you weren't a 5'8" safety with acne, who accidentally got in his way while trying to make a tackle.
1. LeBron James - All State as a highschooler, LeBron has said numerous times that he would be a pro football player if he didn't play in the NBA, and I don't think there is an NFL GM who doesn't believe him. At 6'8" approximately 270 plus, with at least 4.5 speed, LBJ could line up at WR, DE, or Safety, and absolutely redefine the sport.
Trickle down effect: In Cleveland we are as used to coaching changes as quickly as the weather changes - from Chris Palmer, to Butch Davis, to Terry Robiskie, to Romeo Crennel, to Eric Manginni, and that is just the last 10 years. But when you examine the landscape of sports what becomes scary is the trickle down effect of this win now or your fired philosophy. Sometimes, the constant guidance, or leadership of a coach, especially as a high schooler, is important for the development of youngster. However, what we are seeing of late on levels as low as high school age, is administrations that are valuing the win now or your gone philosophy over the idea of molding a young man. This is translating into some ugly messages to our youth, detailed in the Deadspin post titled finish your Anabolic steroids or no cartoons. This is evidence of the fact that the culture of steriods brought to the forefront in recent years is being copied at ages as young as (14). At that same time, HS coaches are getting canned for not winning the big one, just like their professional counterparts. Recently St Ed's has fired their second football coach in (3) years. This is the same St Ed's that has been nationally ranked (3) times in the last 5 years, and send numerous students to D-I schools during the same time. Oh, and the graduation rate for those two fired coaches in that time - 100%. But who cares about the development of the kid anymore...just win it all or get out of here.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
(10) thru (6) is as follows:
10. Kendrick Perkins - I don't know if he every played football, but I would have to think that he could play any position on the offensive or defensive line. At around 6'8", compares favorable to a Jonathan Ogden type in the trenches.
9. Eric Snow - The Canton McKinley Bulldog has football running through his veins, the brother of Kansas City Chiefs LB Percy Snow, I gotta think Eric could have found a home in the Defensive Backfield for a team in the NFL had he so chosen that career path.
8. Chris Paul - I don't really know if he ever played football, or even likes football, but at the end of the year, I would have had no qualms rolling him out under center to give it a shot at QB instead of letting Ken Dorsey and Bruce Gradkowski take snaps from center.
7. Dwight Howard - The guy nicknamed himself Superman. Besides that, I would like to see a RB like Jerome Harrison pick up Howard on blitz pick-up coming off the edge. Or, if he dropped into coverage off the end, I would think he could get his hands on a ball, or pick a couple off.
6. Shaquille O'Neal - I would like to watch Shaq in his prime play TE. I would just like to watch that. How big would he look out there. You thought Antonio Gates was a beast. Shaq would look like a grown man playing football with 6 year-olds.
(5) thru (1) to follow
“I’d be a wide receiver, I’d be a bad man too."
“No more red zone issue, just throw it over the top. I’m (Randy) Mossin’ it.”
...sorry Mamba, at 6'6", 205 lbs, you wouldn't be all that bad of a man stretched out for a high hard one with Troy Polamalua honing in on you...I just don't see you Mossin all that much up out there.
However, there are some NBAers that could be bad men in the NFL, and Shaver Sports has compiled a list of the top 10 which will be posted in detail in later blogs.
Top Ten List to Follow...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
"Randy Lerner's purchase of the Villains came at a time when foreign ownership in the Premier League was still an unpleasant novelty, and seen with a good deal of skepticism. In just over two years, however, the American businessman has not only proven himself a model foreign owner, his running of the club puts some his English counterparts to shame. "
But hey, at least the Aston Villa Villains are doing okay, right??
Monday, January 12, 2009
The 3Pm -6PM time slot was formerly held by Mark "Munch" Bishop. The self-proclaimed Proprietor of the Glass Half Full Tavern will now have plenty of time on his hands to have a few pints. Top Men (and DejaTrue) feel this is a move that should have happened a long time ago. You'll remember that Shaver Sports called for this move on Oct. 30th.
Munch was on air today after the announcement to accept his "promotion" to Sports Director of ESPN's 2 stations (850 and 1540). He will still be on air occasionally, probably similar to Greg Brinda's role. Fill-in for vacationing hosts, or post game call-in shows.
Even better news is who is replacing Munch. Michael Reghi takes over afternoon drive. Reghi wouldnt really have to try that hard to have a better program that Munch, but he started strong. On his first day he was loaded with guests including close friend, and former Cavs coach Mike Fratello, sidelined Cavs big man Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and 850 regular Bernie Kosar.
A late Christmas present from KNR. The gift of bearable radio.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
NFL Head Coaching Experience. Mangini is the first coach the Cleveland Browns have ever hired that has previous Head Coaching Experience. Crazy, but true. In his 3 year tenure with the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets, he went 23-25. 2 winning seasons out of 3. Pretty good for a 1st Time coach. The last Browns coach to have a winning record in 2 out of 3 years was Marty Schottenheimer in '88-'89! (Sorry to all the Schottenheimer honks- looks like Marty ball wont be coming back to the Lakefront anytime soon)
He'll be coaching with a chip on his shoulder.
Mangini was the fall guy in NY. They spent TONS of money in the off-season on big name free agents. Alan Faneca, Calvin Pace, Kris Jenkins, and of course, rocket arm Brett Favre. After the Jets went 1-4 in their last 5 games, someone had to be responsible and you cant fire the players. He is a young coach with a lot to prove. He'll be anxious to show the Jets they were wrong.
He's never been described as being a "Players Coach"
The Crennel Country Club has officially repealed all memberships. Braylon, K2, the entire Defense, should all be doing some soul-searching right about now. One important item Mangini mentioned in his presser was accountability. Believe that he will hold these players to his demands. I don't think Edwards should plan on hopping on a charter flights to see U of M lose to a MAC team next year. He will be tough on his players, but don't expect to see a lot of fireworks coming from him on the sideline. He'll leave that to his coordinators. Top Men expect to see Rob Ryan (son of Buddy, bro of Rex) hired soon.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
He might be the right hire, he might not be, I don't know. Top Men will be breaking this down in posts to follow. What I do know is Randy Lerner seemed to be in an awful hurry unloading command of a franchise I don't think he wants any part of running. After Lerner canned Crennel, it almost looks like he went down a list that could have been put together by any run of the mill Fantasy Football Player, that read as follows:
Bill Cowher, Scott Pioli, Mike Shanahan, Eric Managini, etc., etc, etc.
He met with Cowher and offered him an ungodly amount of jack - Cowher says no.
Next on the list...
He reportedly offered Pioli the job if he wanted it - Pioli saw something he didn't like and interviewed with the Chiefs.
He reaches out to Mike Shanahan who, according to Andre Knott with WTAM, told Randy he couldn't meet with him until after his vacation - Boom outta here, can't wait.
And then it is almost like Eric Mangini simply said:
"Yes, I'll take it."
And Randy responded with:
"Hired. And who would you like to be your boss?"
"There is this buddy of mine from the Ravens that no one has heard of, hire him, and I'll come for sure."
"Done and Done."
...hope this works, back to the Soccer pitch to find a free agent midfielder, and a back-up goalie.
Is OSU the best bad weather football program in America?
If you haven't noticed, the best players in the country have been choosing to play in warm climates of late. There was a time when teams like ND, OSU, and Michigan where the only teams on television, but that was so long ago, at the time, people said that those were the only teams on the tube.
So, while you are entertaining my first question, I will ask you another one. Off the top of your head...
Who was the last bad weather football program to win a National Championship?
So you don't have to flip to the back of the book while getting ready for the - Florida or Oklahoma game - the answer is as follows.
The last (10) College FB National Title Winners:
2007 - LSU
2006 - Florida
2005 - Texas
2004 - USC
2003 - LSU
2002 - OSU
2000 - Oklahoma
1999 - Florida State
1998 - Tennessee
Further analysis to follow...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
After losing (4) of its last (6), and getting torched by all world guard Wilson Chandler and the Knicks, Kevin Garnett said today that he would not be opposed to playing with Steph, and that Starbury is "one of the best point guards out there to play with." Sure Kev.
As a reminder, the backcourt of Delonte West, LeBron James, and a statue by the name of Walter Szcerbiak almost out dueled the Celtics last season, taking them to game seven, on the road, one big basket short of advancing. In the meantime, the Cavaliers added Mo Williams and subtracted nothing - except Damon Jones. The Celtics subtracted Posey, added nothing, and got older. And to all you Rondo honks, if Rajon was as good as some people make him out to be, they wouldn't be looking to bring in the TO of basketball over in Chowdaville. But desperate times, call for desperate measures, and I will be interested to see how this plays out in Beantown.