Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

How Wrong Am I? (The AFC Edition)

You guys know the drill by now, I'll get started.

AFC East Predictions (Final Results)

New England Patriots 12-4 (16-0)

New York Jets 10-6 (4-12)

Buffalo Bills 8-8 (7-9)

Miami Dolphins 7-9 (1-15)

Analysis: I was clearly wrong, I didn't expect things to go the way they did. Oh well, I'll move on and just deal with it.

AFC North Predictions (Results)

Baltimore Ravens 13-3 (4-12)

Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7 (10-6)

Cincinnati Bengals 9-7 (6-10)

Cleveland Browns 5-11 (10-6)

Analysis: Wow, I suck. Seriously, I did not anticipate the Steelers winning the division, or the Browns doing so well. Seriously, I suck!

AFC South Predictions (Results)

Indianapolis Colts 13-3 (13-3)

Jacksonville Jaguars 10-6 (11-5)

Tennessee Titans 9-7 (10-6)

Houston Texans 4-12 (8-8)

Analysis: Call me an idiot, but I think the AFC South is the best division in the AFC. I never anticipated seeing the Texans go 8-8. I am very impressed with this division and I am excited to see how next year turns out.

AFC West Predictions (Results)

Denver Broncos 11-5 (7-9)

Kansas City Chiefs 9-7 (4-12)

San Diego Chargers 8-8 (11-5)

Oakland Raiders 6-10 (4-12)

Analysis: Argh!!!!!

Final Thoughts: I'm bad, I know. I hope next season is much better.

One final note, my thoughts and prayers go out to the folks at Northern Illinois University. A gunman shot and killed five students and wounded many others today. This hits home for me because some of my old friends go there now. I've heard from some and I understand that they are okay. Again, my thoughts are with the campus.



Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How Wrong Am I? (The NFC Edition)

The NFL season is officially over. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! WHY DAMN IT WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Sorry folks, I'm good now. Since the season is over, it is time to do an entire recap on my picks for how each team team would do this season. Now we will play the game otherwise known as, HOW WRONG AM I? Today, the NFC edition.

NFC East (Early Season Predictions)

Philadelphia Eagles 12-4 (Division Winner)
New York Giants 9-7 (Wild Card)
Washington Redskins 8-8
Dallas Cowboys 7-9

NFC East (Final Results)

Dallas Cowboys 13-3 (Division Winner)
New York Giants 10-6 (Wild Card)
Washington Redskins (9-7)
Philadelphia Eagles 8-8

Analysis: I'm not entirely off-base here. My first and fourth place picks were wrong, but I'm not entirely wrong for the most part. Here are some burning questions I have for the NFC East, next year:

Can the Cowboys repeat their regular season success?

Will Jim Zorn being named coach help or hurt the Redskins?

Can the Giants win the division next year?

How will the Eagles improve their offense?

NFC South (Early Season Predictions)

New Orleans Saints 13-3 (Division Winner)
Carolina Panthers 8-8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-9
Atlanta Falcons 4-12

NFC South (Final Results)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-7
Carolina Panthers 7-9
New Orleans Saints 7-9
Atlanta Falcons 4-12

Analysis: Hey, I nailed the Falcons record. Other than that, the other three were somewhat close. I didn't anticipate the Saints starting the season 0-4. I do have some questions for next year:

How much longer will Jon Gruden be in Tampa?

How much longer will John Fox be in Carolina?

Will Vinny Testaverde come back? (I say yes)

Will the Saints improve their defense in the offseason?

Will the Falcons win the NFC South, or will the last place chain break?

NFC North (Early Season Predictions)

Chicago Bears 11-5 (Division Winner)
Green Bay Packers 9-7
Minnesota Vikings 8-8
Detroit Lions 5-11

NFC North (Final Results)

Green Bay Packers 13-3 (Division Winner)
Minnesota Vikings 8-8
Detroit Lions 7-9
Chicago Bears 7-9

Analysis: Clearly, I was wrong about this division. The Bears fall although not surprising, still caught me off guard. I was right about the Vikings going 8-8 and I wouldn't be surprised to see them end up with the same record in 2008. Come on people, did you really think the Lions would win 10 games? Burnin for you questions:

Will the cheeseheads reign supreme in Tampa?

Will 2008 be the breakout year for Tarvaris Jackson? (If he starts)

Will Detroit go defense in the first round of the NFL Draft?

Who becomes the new Bears quarterback in 2008?

NFC West (Early Season Predictions)

San Francisco 49ers 10-6 (Division Winner)
St. Louis Rams 10-6 (Wild Card)
Seattle Seahawks 9-7
Arizona Cardinals 6-10

NFC West (Final Results)

Seattle Seahawks 10-6
Arizona Cardinals 8-8
San Francisco 49ers 5-11
St. Louis Rams 3-13

Analysis: What needs to be said? It was terrible. My worst picks. I can't say anymore. BURNING QUESTIONS...

Will 2008 be the year the Seahawks NOT win the division?

Will the Cardinals win 10 games?

Will the 49ers score a touchdown?

Will the Rams win?

That's all I have. I'll do the AFC tomorrow.

See ya


Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Better Call

Take a note Joe Buck

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Learning to Fly Video

Yes, another video. I have to be creative, it's the off season

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

2007 NFL Season--In Posters

Here is the world premiere video of Oh No Romo's first video. I think the title speaks for itself. So go right ahead and check it out. If you have some thoughts, feelings, whatever go ahead and comment. This is my first video, of course there will be several errors, but there is always room for improvement. Enjoy!

Special thanks to DIY Despair and the Associated Press and Getty Images.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Redemption is the Word That Defines the Super Bowl

The New York Giants are leaving Glendale, Ariz. as the Champions of the National Football League. They defeated the New England Patriots 17-14, in one of the hardest fought battles in recent memory.

This was an exciting game from start to finish. The fourth quarter was one of the best in Super Bowl history.

When I think about Super Bowl, it's all about redemption. The Giants represent the redemption theme perfectly.

Tom Coughlin redeemed himself and has proven that he is the right man to coach the Giants. Eli Manning proved he is the real deal in New York. When he struggled, he always fought back and never gave up.

When Manning stepped on to the field with less than three minutes left, the world's eyes were on him. When his team needed him the most, Manning stepped up and proved his worth not only to his team, but to all of his doubters, from analysts to sports writers and especially the fans.

Plexico Burress redeemed himself tonight when his team needed him the most. With less than 40 seconds left in the game, Burress caught his second pass of the game. That reception would prove to be the most important for the Giants as it was the go-ahead touchdown.

It just goes to show one thing and one thing only, it doesn't matter how many receptions you have. What really matters is scoring the final touchdown, the Super Bowl clinching touchdown.

This was a great game, easily among the three best Super Bowl games I've ever seen. It just had that feeling of a great Super Bowl. From start to finish, this was just exciting. Both teams should be proud to even have the chance to play. In the end though, it was Manning and the Giants who came out on top.

Great work by the Giants. This 2007 season was truly one we'll never forget.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Final Post Before the Super Bowl

We are less than six hours away from the biggest game of the year. Tonight, the last game of the 2007 season will be played. The undefeated New England Patriots go head-to-head with the hot New York Giants in the Arizona desert.

When the sun sets on Glendale tonight, only one team will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, the most coveted trophy in all of professional football.

With that in mind, I will be making my final pick of the 2007 season. My what a season it has been for this young blogger. It's been an up year, it's been a down year, but most importantly, I need to finish this season with a win.

It doesn't matter if you're really good or really bad. What's important is that you finish this season with a win.

It's time for my ULTIMATE PREDICTION....

The Giants win by two points and wait for it, Stephen Gostkowski misses the game winning field goal as time expires. Now that's a bold prediction folks.

I just hope I am right.

I'll have a recap for later.