Wednesday, July 30, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: New Orleans Saints

We continue our month long preview extravaganza of the NFL. This week's focus is on the NFC South. Today, our attention is turned to the New Orleans Saints.

After reaching the NFC title game during the 2006 season, a lot of people had high hopes for the Saints to reach their first Super Bowl. However, the Saints experienced a bumpy start to the 2007 season.

The Saints started the regular season 0-4. They lost to the Colts, the Bucs, the Titans and the Panthers. In those four losses, the Saints gave up almost 30 points and were outscored 119-51.

The Saints made a comeback run, winning their next four games. By week 15, the Saints were still in the playoff hunt at 7-7. However, the Saints lost their final two games to miss the playoffs at 7-9.

To make matters worse, the Saints lost first string running back Deuce McAlister to an injury. This put the pressure on second overall pick from the 2006 draft, Reggie Bush. In 12 games, Bush ran for 581 yards with five rushing touchdowns. Bush also had eight total fumbles, which is among the worst in the league. With McAlister back, he will be able to take pressure off of the younger Bush.

The Saints recently added tight end Jeremy Shockey to the mix, trading away some draft picks to get the four time Pro Bowler. If Shockey can stay healthy (and with the program), the Saints will certainly have another air threat for quarterback Drew Brees.

In 2007, Brees had one of his best seasons ever as a quarterback. The two time Pro Bowler threw for more than 4000 yards in his second straight season with the Saints. Brees also threw 28 touchdowns, but gave up 18 interceptions. Brees has thrown for more than 8000 yards and 54 touchdowns in two seasons with the Saints. With Shockey added in the mix with Bush and Marques Colston, Brees has the chance to throw for 4000 yards this season.

The Saints also made a move in the offseason to improve their secondary by adding former Patriots defensive back Randall Gay. In some ways, it's a homecoming because Gay grew up in Baton Rouge.

The Saints will open up the 2008 season at home when they face the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For home games, the Saints will face San Diego, Minnesota and Oakland. For road games, the Saints will face Washington, Denver, Chicago and Kansas City.

Now it is time for the always magical, always popular, burnin' questions (yearbook style):
  • Number of passing yards for Brees this season: 4219

  • Touchdown passes for Brees: 33

  • Jeremy Shockey will: Continue to be a team hazard (768 yards receiving, 6 touchdowns)

  • Leading rusher for the Saints: Deuce McAlister (1089 yards, 10 touchdowns)

  • Combined yards (rushing and receiving) for Reggie Bush: 1053 yards

  • Number of games Kim Kardashian shows up to: Anywhere from 0 to 5

  • Number of times her family shows up to the games: Hopefully 0, but with Bruce Jenner, it doesn't matter

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Jermon Bushrod, Scott Fujita and Devery Henderson (Will Smith gets honorable mention)

  • '80s song that best describes team: Read 'em and Weep- Barry Manilow

  • In 2008, the Saints will: Win the division, go 11-5

Monday, July 28, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Carolina Panthers

This week, our NFL Preview of the 32 teams is goin' South. We will profile all 4 teams in the NFC South. Today though, our focus is on the Carolina Panthers.

Is it me, or do we expect too much from the Panthers. It seems like everytime somebody predicts them to win the Super Bowl, they always fall short. When we don't expect anything from the Panthers, they always do well.

Last season, the Panthers went 7-9, finishing tied for second in a weak NFC South. This happened after the Panthers started four quarterbacks for the season. These four were Vinny Testaverde, Matt Moore, David Carr and Jake Delhomme. None of these quarterbacks threw for 1000 yards in the season, or even 10 touchdowns.

This season, only Delhomme and Moore are back for this season. All signs point to Delhomme starting. Of course, it all depends on Delhomme staying healthy.

One starter on offense won't be playing for Carolina in 2008 and that is Deshaun Foster. This means that DeAngelo Williams will now be carrying the load for the Panthers this season. However, he won't be alone as rookie running back Jonathan Stewart will be playing second chair. If all goes well, this 1-2 combo can take pressure off of Delhomme.

The Panthers will open up the 2008 NFL season on the road as they travel to sunny San Diego to take on the Chargers. The Panthers have notable home games against Chicago, Kansas City, Arizona and Denver. Notable road games for the Panthers include some against Oakland, Minnesota and New York (Giants):

Time for those burnin' questions (Yearbook style):
  • Starting quarterback in 2008: Jake Delhomme (I think)

  • Leading rusher in 2008: DeAngelo Williams- 1200 yards

  • Rushing yards for Jonathan Stewart: 786 yards

  • Leading receiver: Steve Smith- 1250 yards

  • Chances John Fox is fired at end of season: 0%

  • Number of sacks for Julius Peppers: 8 (Barring injury)

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Maake Kemoeatu, Toniu Fonoti, Brad Hoover (Dan Conner gets honorable mention)

  • 80s song that best describes team: Second Chance - 38 Special

  • In 2008, the Panthers will: Finish the season 9-7, in second place

Friday, July 25, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Detroit Lions

We conclude our Packer-less preview of the NFC North with the Detroit Lions.

The Lions last season saw an explosion with their offense. Quarerback Jon Kitna led the way for the Lions, throwing for his second straight 4000 yard season. Kitna also had 18 touchdown passes, but threw 20 interceptions.

In two seasons with the Lions, Kitna already has 8000 yards with 39 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. This season, Kitna will be 36-years-old. He's reaching the end of his career. Detroit could very well be his final stop.

The defense is still an issue for the Lions. Last season, the Lions ranked 24th in points and 29th in yards, giving up more than 6000 yards of total offense. The defense lost Shaun Rogers as he went to Cleveland. Rogers led the Lions with seven sacks.

The Lions open up the regular season on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. Notable home games for the Lions include, Tennessee, Tampa Bay, Washington and New Orleans. Notable road games include, Indianapolis, Carolina and San Francisco.

Time for those burnin' non-Brett Favre questions (Yearbook style):
  • Jon Kitna will throw for: 3500 yards

  • Leading receiver for Lions: Roy Williams

  • Leading rusher for the Lions: Kevin Smith

  • Points Lions score this season: Less than with Mike Martz

  • The defense will: Probably suck

  • Lions rookie of the year: Kevin Smith

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Gosder Cherilus, Idrees Bashir, Mike Furrey

  • 80s song that best describes the Lions: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For- U2

  • In 2008, the Lions will: Finish the season 6-10

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Chicago Bears

Today, I continue my preview of the NFC North, minus the Green Bay Packers. I'll now focus on the Chicago Bears.

If I wrote Blues songs, most of them would be about Rex Grossman. There's no shortage of Blues in the city of Chicago. It doesn't help that the Bears are indecisive at the quarterback position.

Last season, the Bears started Grossman, Brian Griese and Kyle Orton. Those three would throw for a combined 3700 yards, 18 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. Griese led the three with 1800 yards.

This season, it comes down to two guys, Grossman and Orton. With Grossman, you have a guy who has a rocket for an arm. Grossman has the ability to throw it downfield. However, when under pressure, Grossman tends to fold up like a chair.

With Orton, you have a guy who can run the Bears offense, which is a predominant running game. Orton can control the game and not make mistakes. However, he's not a strong passer, which means he can't get it downfield like Grossman can.

To say that the quarterback position is the only problem is stupid. The Bears have plenty of issues on the offensive line. They can't protect the quarterback or help out the running game and they get penalized a lot for false starts and holding calls.

We can't forget about the wide receivers. The two top receivers on the depth chart right now are Marty Booker and Brandon Lloyd. Booker was the last Bear to catch for 1000 yards. He did so in 2002.

This team has a lot of woes on the offense and I never brought up the running game. Only time will tell if the Bears offense will have things figured out or not.

The Bears open the regular season on the road on Sunday night against their opponent from Super Bowl XLI, the Indianapolis Colts. The Bears have some tough games at home as they face Tennessee, Jacksonville, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay. On the road, they'll face Houston, Carolina, St. Louis and Atlanta.

Time for those burnin non-Brett Favre questions (yearbook style):
  • Who starts the most games at quarterback in 2008: Rex Grossman (13 games)

  • Yards Grossman throws for: 2500

  • Touchdowns Grossman throws: 16

  • Interceptions for Grossman: 19

  • Fumbles for Grossman: Too many (Okay 6)

  • Starting running back for the Bears: Kevin Jones.....No Matt Forte.....No Adrian Peterson (Not the Viking running back)

  • Number of return touchdowns for Devin Hester this season: 6

  • In 2008, Brian Urlacher will: Not holdout, yet will get injured

  • The Bears defense will: Somehow not give up a lot of points

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Israel Idonije, Nate Vasher, Lousaka Polite

  • 80s song that best describes the Bears: Hold Me Now- Thompson Twins

  • In 2008, the Bears will: Finish the season 7-9

Monday, July 21, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Minnesota Vikings

Under current circumstances, I am holding off on doing the preview of the Green Bay Packers until things are settled. As of right now, I'm doing the other three teams in the NFC North. Today, I will focus on the Minnesota Vikings.

The Minnesota Vikings started the 2007 season with uncertainty at the quarterback position. By the end of the season, there was still uncertainty. Is Tarvaris Jackson the right fit for the Vikings offense.

Last season, Jackson threw for 1900 yards, nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Jackson played 12 games.

This season will be Jackson's third in the NFL. This team is stacked. They have a 1-2 running combo in Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor. A solid offensive line led by All-Pro's Matt Birk and Steve Hutchinson.

They also have an improving defense. When you add Jared Allen to the mix, you have something potent.

This is a make or break year for Jackson. If he has a successful year, Jackson will be the man behind center for years to come. If he doesn't then don't be surprised to see Gus Frerotte or rookie John David Booty take the snap.

The Vikings open up the regular season on the road against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football (or Brett Favre lovefest). The Vikings have notable home games against Indianapolis, Carolina, New York (Giants) and Atlanta. They have notable road games against Tennessee, New Orleans and Arizona.

Time for those burnin' non-Brett Favre questions (yearbook style):
  • Tarvaris Jackson will: Take strong steps, but won't be the best in the league

  • Best receiver for the team: The running game

  • Adrian Peterson will: Run for 1600 yards

  • Chester Taylor will: Run for 1000 yards

  • Best defensive player in 2008: Chad Greenway.....Nah it will be Ben Leber

  • Brad Childress' best quality: His moustache (almost looks like Ron Howard if you squint)

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Naufahu Tahi, Cullen Loeffler, Vinny Ciurciu

  • 80s song to best describe team: I'm Alright- Kenny Loggins

  • In 2008, the Vikings will: Win the division, at 10-6

Friday, July 18, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: The Philadelphia Eagles

Yay, it's day four of our NFL PREVIEW SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA. Today is the final day that we focus on the NFC East. The three previous days focused on the top three teams in the NFC East. Today, we set our sights on Philadelphia.

Will he stay or will he go? Well right now, it appears as though Donovan McNabb is staying in Philly. The bigger question that Philly fans are wondering is, will he stay healthy?

Right now, McNabb will be ready to go come training camp in a couple of weeks. Only time will tell if McNabb can stay healthy for an entire season. McNabb hasn't played a 16 game season since 2003.

In 2007, McNabb had one of his better seasons, throwing for 3300+ yards and 19 touchdown. The Eagles had their highs and lows in 2007. One week would be a big win and the week after, not so much. The Eagles won their final three games to finish the season 8-8.

The Eagles made a huge addition to their defense when they added Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel. The former Patriot gives defensive coordinator Jim Johnson another piece of the puzzle to work with. Johnson's defense reached top-10 status last season for the first time since the Super Bowl season in 2004.

The Eagles open up the regular season at home against the St. Louis Rams. They have notable home games against Pittsburgh, Arizona and Cleveland and road games against Chicago, Cincinnati and Seattle.

Now it is time for those burning questions (yearbook style):
  • Games McNabb plays this season: 15

  • Injuries for McNabb: A couple (can't specify that much)

  • Leading receiver for the Eagles: Brian Westbrook

  • Leading rusher for the Eagles: Brian Westbrook

  • Number of Brian Westbrook's: 1

  • In 2008, Asante Samuel will: Be another face in the Jim Johnson defense

  • Best word to describe Jim Johnson: Mad genius (I know, it's TWO words)

  • Andy Reid's best quality: The mustache (I will cry if he shaves it)

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Reno Mahe, Saverio Rocca, Joselio Hanson

  • 80s song that best describes team: Livin' on a Prayer- Bon Jovi

  • In 2008, the Eagles will: Finish second in the NFC East, go 10-6
That's all I have for this week. Stay tuned for the next week, when I reel out some more of this NFL PREVIEW SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Washington Redskins

We're halfway done with the NFC East in our NFL PREVIEW SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA!!! Today, we'll put the focus on the Washington Redskins.

The Washington Redskins made the playoffs last season. The Redskins were dealt a severe blow last year when star safety Sean Taylor died after an attempted robbery on his home. It's hard for a team to lose a player, especially one with as big of an impact on the field as Taylor had. He will sorely be missed.

The team also dealt with injuries, including one to quarterback Jason Campbell. The Redskins would bring it all together and win their final four games of the season and grabbing the final playoff spot in the NFC.

In the wild card round, the Redskins went toe-to-toe with the Seattle Seahawks. The Redskins kept it close and even took a 14-13 lead in the fourth quarter. However, the Seahawks would score three touchdowns, including two interception returns, to beat the Redskins, 35-14.

Redskins coach Joe Gibbs would retire. Neither Al Saunders nor Gregg Williams would be head coach. Instead, Seahawks quarterback coach Jim Zorn, who was originally hired as an offensive coor, would become the head coach.

Zorn's biggest challenge will be turning Jason Campbell into a star quarterback. Zorn did a lot for Matt Hasselbeck's career in Seattle and now he has a chance to do the same for Campbell.

Campbell will be entering his fourth season as quarterback, his third for starting. In 2007, Campbell threw for 2700 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Redskins will be opening up the regular season on the road, in the Meadowlands of all places. They'll face the defending Super Bowl champion, New York Giants on the opening night of the NFL season. This season, the Redskins will face Pittsburgh, Cleveland and New Orleans at home, while they face Seattle, Detroit and San Francisco on the road.

It's time for those burning questions (yearbook style):
  • How long in Washington will Jim Zorn last as head coach: Four seasons

  • Number of crazy outfits Clinton Portis will show off this season: Five outfits

  • What are the outfits: Hell if I know....

  • Crazy acquisitions Dan Snyder makes over the next season: Chad Johnson

  • The leading receiver in 2008 will be: Santana Moss

  • Best hair this season: Colt Brennan (Don't ask me the hair style)

  • Jason Campbell will: Throw for 3,000 yards this season (Barring injury)

  • Best names (Top 3): Stuart Schweigert, Antwaan Randle-El, Nehemiah Broughton

  • 80s song that best describes team: You Owe Me Some Kind Of Love- Chris Isaak

  • In 2008, the Redskins will: Go 8-8, finish in fourth place

Happy Birthday to Oh No Romo

Who would have thought that one year ago today, I decided to be an idiot and start this blog. Although I'm not a huge celebrity like my namesake is, I'm slowly progressing into a fairly decent blogger.

Am I the best, hell no! I know though if I can do the best I can, I'll be okay. I just have to put some heart and soul into this. I hope to keep blogging for a long, long time.

So happy birthday Blog, enjoy this day!

-Yours truly

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Dallas Cowboys

It's day two of our month long celebration that is, the NFL Preview Show Extravaganza. Yesterday we profiled the New York Giants. Today, we cover the NFC East champions, the Dallas Cowboys.

The 2007 season saw the first full season in the career of one Tony Ramiro Romo. Sure enough, my namesake didn't falter. The Cowboys won their first five games and soon enough, Romo became an even bigger household name than before. The Cowboys would win 12 of their first 13 games. However, the Cowboys stumbled late in the season, losing two of their final three games.

With a 13-3 record in the regular season, Romo and the Boys were the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs. They faced the New York Giants in the divisional round. The Cowboys were the favorites to knock off the Giants and go on to face the Packers in the NFC title game. It was a home game and the Cowboys swept the season series. Unfortunately for Romo, he would lose the game and the Giants would go on to win the Super Bowl.

Romo leads his pack into Cleveland to take on the Browns in week one of the regular season. The Cowboys have some notable games against the Green Bay Packers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.

Here's some burning questions (yearbook style):
  • Number of Jessica Simpson appearances at Cowboy games this year: 8 home games, 3 road games

  • Number of times we see Jessica Simpson on camera at Cowboy games this season: 8 home games

  • How many more Jessica Simpson questions in these burning questions: 1 more

  • Number of times this season Tony and Jessica break up: 3 times

  • Adam "Not Pacman" Jones will play: TBA- Roger Goodell

  • Number of times the name "Pacman" is referenced this season: At least a dozen times (Combination of all the networks)

  • In 2008, Terrell Owens will: still be annoying

  • In 2009, Wade Phillips will be: Enjoying his retirement.

  • Coolest name on the Cowboys (Top 3): L.P. Ladouceur, Evan Oglesby and Pat McQuistan

  • 80s song that best describes the Cowboys: Time for me to fly- REO Speedwagon

  • In 2008, the Cowboys will: Win the NFC East, going 12-4
Enjoy your Tuesday

Oh No Romo

Monday, July 14, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: New York Giants

Our long national nightmare is over. Today begins the first day of many more days to come. Today is the first day of our famous NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: the hottest thing to come at you this summer. Of course, it can only star yours truly. Without further waiting, I proclaim this day, July 14, 2008, as the unofficial start to the 2008 NFL season!

This week, we will profile the always popular NFC East. It's the division that sees more of Joe Buck than Ed Werder and Sal Paolantonio combined. I'll get to my namesake's team tomorrow, but today, we honor the defending Super Bowl champions...

It's hard to believe that our defending Super Bowl champions actually started the 2007 season under much uncertainty. This was a team that lost Tiki Barber to retirement, saw Michael Strahan hold out for most of training camp and saw scrutiny for quarterback Eli Manning and head coach Tom Coughlin.

This team got no love from me. After they started 0-2, I immediately discounted them from even making the playoffs. In hindsight, I regret this move a lot. This team really showed a lot of heart in the postseason. I'm never doubting Eli Manning again.

The Giants will open up the regular season at home on Thursday night against division foe Washington Redskins. On Oct. 5, they face their first tough opponent when they face the NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks. The week after, they'll go on the road to face the Cleveland Browns. Manning will also get a chance to face Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. We finally get a chance to see these two '04 rookies, who are now Super Bowl champions, go at it.

It's now time to do the favorite that the kids enjoy, the burning questions (yearbook style):

  • Eli Manning will: Continue to progress as a marquee quarterback

  • Starting running back this year will be: Brandon Jacobs

  • Jeremy Shockey will: Continue to be annoying and will get hurt (again!)

  • Coolest name on the team (Top 3): Mathias Kiwanuka, Osi Umenyiora and Guy Whimper

  • Michael Strahan will be: Buffer between Terry Bradshaw and Frank Caliendo

  • Better back-up quarterback (Carr or Wright): Push

  • Top Giants rookie in 2008: Kenny Phillips, FS, from The U

  • Team MVP for this year: Osi Umenyiora

  • 80s song that best describes the Giants: Don't Stop Believin'- Journey

  • In 2008, the Giants will: Finish the season 9-7, third in the NFC East

Enjoy the videos

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hump Day: Just a few days

We're just a few short days away from the NFL Preview Show Extravaganza. THE best thing to come out this summer. Aren't you excited? I certainly am!

In the mean time, enjoy this video of San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

Oh No Romo

P.S. Feel free to look at my new blog, Women Play Sports. It's a shameless self plug, but I'll take it.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Get over yourselves America, Brett Favre is not coming back

It seems like ever since Favre has retired, there have been rumors about him making a comeback to the NFL. This new report out has to take the cake.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that Favre has an "itch" to return to the Packers. Favre would expect to be back for training camp.

First of all, if he has an itch, he should check and make sure that it's not a rash. Secondly, Favre is not coming back.

I understand the whole, 'I have an itch and I need to scratch it' policy. I just can't see Favre making a comeback though. Favre's agent has said that he isn't aware of any talks of a comeback. The following is a quote from the Mortensen story:

"As far as I know, right now, Brett Favre is retired and until he tells me something different, that's what it is," James "Bus" Cook, Favre's agent, said.
I think it's time we let go of this and just admit that Favre has retired. The man has decided to move on from football. He chose to leave football while he was still in a good shape. Football didn't leave Favre behind. The Packers didn't cut him to clear cap room; they kept Favre.

In my mind, the 2007 was one of Favre's best seasons as an NFL quarterback. It was the ride of his life and he enjoyed every minute of it. Favre's final play was an interception in the NFC Title Game, but you can't look at it like that. You have to look at the positives, never the negatives.

Hump Day: Random Thoughts- July 2, 2008

Hey what do you know, we're only a couple of weeks away from the starting of NFL training camps. As you all know, this is the most boring part of the NFL season, where media outlets try to report any pertinent information.

Hell, I'm so desperate, I devoted a whole post to NCAA 09. Come on, you can't tell me you're not excited about it one bit! (FYI: The Zeppelin World Tour petition has 16,000 signatures. So keep signing up.)

This is boring! At this point, I'm willing to take any good piece of news. Maybe a Shockey trade rumor. Maybe a Terrell Owens incident. Hell, I'd settle for some Tony Romo rumors from US Weekly or People Magazine.

Do we really want to know who coaches think is the smartest non-QB player in the NFL, or the Dirtiest player? Why don't we go ahead and ask the question, Who has the best hair? Who is the biggest headache to deal with? And my personal favorite, who is their least favorite sports writer?

So how about this NFL rookie cap? Sounds like some crazy stuff, eh? I've developed a three step plan to make as much as much money as Matt Ryan.
  1. Get in shape

  2. Learn an NFL playbook

  3. Profit (You figure out how to get from step two to step three.)
Just follow those three steps and Gene Upshaw will fight to make sure you get the most out of your guaranteed money.

Speaking of guaranteed money, it's good to see Matt Ryan pick up what Commissioner Goodell is laying down. Thank goodness Ryan understands! I was worried sick that the money would turn him into the illegitimate child of the Monopoly Guy. Damn it Ryan, you can take Park Place and Marvin Gardens, but you'll never take the Pennsylvania Railroad from me!

So the Kansas City Chiefs have a rule in place that bars standing at games in Arrowhead Stadium. That's all fine and everything, but what happens to people who get stuck behind Yao Ming at the game? This rule is dumb. There is also a text message system in place to rat out any person that decides to be a hooligan and actually have the nerve to stand. ZOMG!

Our long National Nightmare is over, the 2008 NFL Record & Fact Book was recently released. The book contains statistics, histories of teams and even some rules for you to chew on. There are some things you'll never see in the book. Like:
  • How many commercial deals Peyton Manning gets in a year...

  • How many horrible outfits Clinton Portis keeps in his closet...

  • The number of suits Mike Nolan wears to bed...

  • The number of Vizios that are in LaDainian Tomlinson's home...

Thanks for playing along guys.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: NCAA 09, Yay!!!

If you're a video game junkie like myself (and you don't have a life), then you know that this is the time of the year when the two biggest sports games come out. EA Sports is releasing Madden 09 and NCAA 09, which will be coming out over the course of the next month.

While Madden 09 will come out on August 12, NCAA 09 will be the first to arrive on store shelves on July 15.

I love both video game franchises. I'll save my Madden comments for August. Right now, I have to talk about my second favorite football game.

NCAA 09, I love it! This game is awesome. It will be out on PS2, PS3, Nintendo Wii and X-Box 360. The game will feature multiple players as the cover, including Darren McFadden, Matt Ryan, De Sean Jackson and Owen Schmitt.

I've had quite a few memories playing this game. I've always made a concerted effort to rent the game when it came out.

I always enjoy the option. I remember this one time I played as Michigan State and I would run the option on every offensive play. If I would get sacked, I would pitch the ball to my running back and he would proceed to carry it 10-12 yards.

Ooh how those defenses hated me for doing that! I'm a gamer and you can be sure that I'll give it my all if you ever face me!