Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tuesday's with Romo: The Tennessee Titans

Happy July 31st, everybody. We are continuing to hold NFL Preview's now that everybody is entrenched into training camp. Today we get to preview the Titans.

The Titans finished the year 8-8 and tied for second place in the AFC South, just missing the playoffs.

One of the bright spots has been QB Vince Young, who will be on the Madden '08 cover. They drafted S Michael Griffin out of Texas, with their first round pick.

By now we all know about Pacman Jones being suspended for the year, so I won't get into that. Oh wait, yes I will, because we have the questions (Yearbook style):
  1. In 2007 Jeff Fisher will: Keep his job and his moustache (or beard)
  2. Pacman Jones' new wrestling name will be: Skippy (couldn't think of anything else)
  3. The RB for the Titans in 2007 will be: Vince Young
  4. The QB for the Titans in 2007 will be: Vince Young
  5. The Madden Cover Curse will cause Vince Young to: Score touchdowns and win games
  6. Most likely to be on 'Dancing with the Stars': Lendale White
  7. The Kiss song that best describes the team: Hotter than Hell
  8. In 2007 the Titans will: Go 9-7, just missing the playoffs.

See you folks tomorrow


Monday, July 30, 2007

The Monday's: The NFL Preview Edition

I hope everybody had a great weekend. I sure did. But let's get back to the NFL Preview's. We will continue with my team, the Chicago Bears. Or as I know them so affectionately, DA BEARS!

The Bears finished the season as the best team in the NFC, going 13-3, winning the North and clinching a spot in the Super Bowl. They lost the Super Bowl (sniffle) to the Colts.

The Bears drafted Tight End Greg Olson out of The U (Miami). They have a tough schedule this year, playing the Chargers, the Chiefs, the Cowboys, the Eagles and the Saints.

Let's do the burning questions (Yearbook Style):

  1. In 2007, Lovie Smith will: Still be the coolest name in all of football
  2. Lance Briggs will: Have a career year, only to play for the Redskins next season
  3. Adam Archuleta will: Be the next John Lynch (I've heard the comparisons)
  4. Cedric Benson will: Have a breakout year (He better if he wants to stay on my Fantasy Team)
  5. Most likely to succeed: Rex Grossman
  6. Most likely to star in a ton of commercials: Brian Urlacher
  7. Kiss song that best describes team: God of Thunder
  8. In 2007, the Bears will: Win the NFC North

Stay tuned for more stuff tomorrow as we profile another team.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday: Can't Think of Anything: The NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: The Cowboys

Due to legal obligations (the name of this blog) I have to perform a service to the namesake and do a preview of the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys finished the season 9-7, picking up second place and a Wild Card spot. They lost to Seattle in the Wild Card game after Romo (refer to picture at top left of blog) botched the snap for the potential game winning field goal.

But that's all in the past now. The Cowboys picked Anthony Spencer, a defensive end out of Purdue, in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Cowboys will be coached by former Buffalo Bills Coach, Wade Phillips.

They will play Chicago, St. Louis, New England, the NY Jets and Buffalo.

Here are the questions we always ask (Yearbook Style):

  1. In 2007, Tony Romo will: Capture the hearts of many at Bristol (the WWL).

  2. In 2007, Terrell Owens will: Still be talked about by Michael Irvin.

  3. Bill Parcells is: The guy who got the hell out of Dodge and is now promoting his new Football DVDs.

  4. In three years Wade Phillips will be: In the unemployment line.

  5. Romo and Carrie Underwood will last: Forever (unlikely).

  6. The 'Kiss' Song that best describes Tony Romo: 'Calling Dr. Love' (He's got the cure you're thinking of)

  7. TO's antics will include: (maybe) Catching a football.

  8. Julius Jones and Marion Barber will: Have a duel to determine the starting RB position.

  9. Jerry Jones will: Continue to be 'Jerry Jones' (Que Sorpresa!)

  10. In 2007, the Dallas Cowboys will: Go 7-9, missing the playoffs. (Sorry Tony)

On a personal note: I will not be holding Friday Briefs. I'm taking a personal. I'm going to cover a Mixed Martial Arts event for my web site, in Des Moines and it will take awhile to get their. So Friday will be a day off. I will be back on Monday, giving you more previews of the upcoming NFL Season.

Join us when we cover my team, the Chicago Bears. Won't ya?


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hump Day: The NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: The Bengals

Yesterday, we did the Indianapolis Colts. Today, we are doing the Bengals. Please note, this is no way related to Deadspin's preview of the Bengals, this was a strange coincidence. Last season they just missed a Wild Card berth, by going 8-8.

This season, they will play New England, Miami, St. Louis and the Jets. They drafted Leon Hall out of Michigan with their first round pick.

Now time for more burning questions (yearbook style):
  1. In 2007, Carson Palmer will: throw 35 touchdown passes.
  2. How many times will a player on the Bengals be arrested: 4.
  3. How many of those times will it be Chris Henry: Once (Failure to pay traffic ticket).
  4. Who will score the most touchdowns this season: the other teams.
  5. In 2007, Chad Johnson will be: Incredibly annoying.
  6. Chad Johnson will: kick a football into the stands and pull down somebody's pants.
  7. TJ Houshmanzadeh will: Still have to suffer from people mispronouncing his name.
  8. The 'Kiss' song that best describes the team: Love Gun
  9. Most likely to star in a remake of 'Top Gun': Carson Palmer
  10. In 2007, the Bengals will: Miss the playoffs, going 9-7.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Tuesday with Romo: The NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Indianapolis Colts

Here at ONROMO, we are HUGE football fans. We believe that football makes the world go round, helps lead to world peace and brings puppies to everybody (ok maybe not the last two, but you get the point).

To honor the great football season arriving, we are doing a report on all 32 teams. No it won't be anything like you see anywhere else. We here at Oh No Romo have our own ways of breaking down the regular season.

First up is the defending Super Bowl Champion, Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts finished the year 12-4, winning the AFC South. They defeated the Chicago Bears (sniffle) at Super Bowl XLI.

They get to play New England, San Diego, Denver, New Orleans and Baltimore this year. They open up against the Saints. They drafted Anthony Gonzalez out of THE Ohio State University, in the first round.

Now time for our ultimate questions (Yearbook Style):

  1. Most likely to win another Super Bowl? Peyton Manning

  2. Most likely to run for 1,000 yards this season? Joseph Addai
  3. Biggest story for the season? The porous run defense

  4. Most likely to star in a ton of commercials? Peyton Manning for a second straight year.

  5. The 'Kiss' song that best describes the team: King of the Night Time World.

  6. The Oh No Romo Excellence Award for Excellence goes to: Peyton Manning

  7. The Oh No Romo Oops Award will go to: Not Peyton Manning

  8. In 2007, the Colts will: Win the AFC South, but lose in the AFC Title Game

That's all the questions that need to be answered. Come back on Wednesday, when we discuss the Cincinnati Bengals.

'The Monday's': The Sergio Garcia Edition

Another British Open has come and gone. This time Padraig Harrington came out on top. But no win for SEERGEEOO. He needs to win something. He's turning into a choke artist and it's sad.

Anywho, we got a big week coming up, our nightmare will soon be over. Football is returning this weekend. Training camp is almost here, I can taste it. This can only mean one thing, another football preview.

Don't worry, my football preview's are a little different then everybody else's. How so, you'll see. Tomorrow, we are going to start off with the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Indianapolis Colts.

See ya then.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday Briefs: Hey everybody, run away, there is a sh*t cloud coming

No doubt about it when we at Oh No Romo heard about this new plan by the Chinese Govt. to destroy all rain clouds by using missiles, we were impressed and just a little concerned.

This missile is expected to be shot at clouds, forcing them to dissipate, therefore making it sunny outside for the Beijing Olympics next year. You think they'll have one for Jim Lampley? I doubt it, but hey I can dream can't I?

It's Friday though and it is time for the rest of the Friday Briefs, where I write briefs in my boxers:

Sergio Garcia led the first round of the British Open after shooting a -6 65. As of right now, Garcia remains at the top of the leaderboard, shooting an Even 71 to stay at -6 for the tournament.

Garcia has a three shot lead over four players, including KJ Choi and Miguel Angel Jimenez. For all you Tiger Fans, Woods is currently Even Par through five holes. While Monty is 1+ through four holes.

In other news, Barry Bonds hit his 752nd and 753rd home run of his career. He hit them twice yesterday in the Giants loss to the Cubs. He now needs only three to pass Hank Aaron on the All-Time Home Run list.

Finally, in what could be the worst news the St. Louis Cardinals could ever hear, their Ace Chris Carpenter will be getting Tommy John surgery, effectively ending his season and part of the next season.

Carpenter was expected to come back this month after injuring his arm in April.

Those are your Friday Briefs. I'm taking the weekend off, and I will be back on Monday. I'll see you then, have a Happy Friday

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Roid Rage on the Putting Greens?

What a better way to discuss the first round of The Open Championship then by talking about Golfers on Steroids.

Former Golfer, Gary Player, has claimed that he knows of one golfer who is knowingly taking steroids. He won't say who because he had to do a Pinkie Swear with the golfer who told him.

First baseball players, then professional wrestlers, now GOLFERS!?!?!

Who could it possibly be? Well it can't be him.

Yep it's only a matter of time until Congress investigates the negligence of roids in golf. They'll bring the culprits to justice.

Let's be real, if steroids can help improve a golf swing, millions of middle-aged men would be flocking to Tijuana, or they'd visit this guy.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cheerio, The Open Goes Back to Familiar Carnoustie

Hey kiddies great news, The British Open starts tomorrow. The Open will take place at Carnoustie, the same place where Jean Van De Velde choked on the 18th hole, forcing a playoff and eventually losing.

Here are some burning questions that have us thinking at ONROMO:

1. Will Daddy Tiger win his third straight Open Title?
2. Will Lefty choke miserably a la Van De Velde?
3. Will Monty ever win at The Open?
4. Will anybody call in sick to watch first round coverage?
5. Will it rain like it ALWAYS does at The Open?
6. I want David Feherty (not a question, I just like hearing his thoughts in Tiger Woods Golf)
7 and 8. How many times will Mike Tirico mention 'The Bronx is Burning' and 'Sunday Night Baseball'? How many times during the final round?

These are the questions that enter my thoughts on a constant basis

Who does Oh No Romo! pick to win? I'm going with a random pick. It's not Jose Maria Olazabel. We're picking Monty to finally win a Major.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Vick Faces Toughest Challenge Yet

It is not a good day to be Michael Vick. The Atlanta Falcons Quarterback and is charged on two counts related to Dogfighting at his Virginia home.

According to the Federal Grand Jury Indictment, Vick was charged with Conspiracy to travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activites and Sponsoring a Dog in an Animal Fighting Venture.

No doubt about it, Vick is in a heap of trouble. This is a nightmare for Vick as well as the Falcons organization. Questions surround this situation now more than ever since the indictment was released.

This much is known, Vick's career is in jeopardy, it would take a miracle for him to beat this case and improve his image. He's had a tough year thus far and things have just gotten worse.

Dogfighting is a serious offense in this country and Vick could be doing some serious time. The only thing is we don't know the evidence, after all all people are innocent until proven guilty and Mike Vick is certainly no different.

Can't We All Just Get Along? With Barry?

We all know it is inevitable that Barry Bonds will break the coveted Hank Aaron Home Run record. We also know that the country has split, in terms of views on seeing Bonds break the record.

According to a poll conducted by the AP, 55% of minorities want to see Bonds break the record, while 34% of white non-hispanics want to see the record broken.

So what does this say when a nation of sports fans are split when it comes to seeing one of the greats of baseball shatter its most coveted record? I'll let you answer that question.

The truth is we don't know, we think we know Bonds, but we don't. The evidence is clear, the leaked BALCO Testimony, 'Game of Shadows', Bonds' big head, it all looks obvious. But he'll never tell. I doubt he ever will.

One thing can be said about Bonds, whether you like him or not, whether you think he knowingly took steroids or not, he's still one of those rare players that comes around once every generation.

Do I think he's juiced, yes I do, just like I think Mark McGwire took steroids, Sammy Sosa, Jason Giambi and even Rafael Palmeiro.

Even though I think he's more beefed up than a cooked 'Ballpark Frank', I'll still watch when he hits 756, just like when I watched the great chase in 1998, or when 71 was shattered.

The question is, will you?