Monday, January 31, 2011

HEAD & SHOULDERS above the REST........Steelers SAFETY Troy POLAMALU edges Packers Matthews and Teammate HARRISON for DEFENSIVE POY

You saw him at the University of Southern California as a hard-hitting, non-stop motor of a SAFETY. A can't miss prospect who was a real gem and the STEELERS knew it drafting him.

The 2-time All-American at USC, the first since Offensive Tackle Tony Boselli, went 16th pick to the STEELERS in the 2003 NFL DRAFT.The funny part about the STEELERS drafting Troy was that he was 2nd option as the STEELERS had thier Eyes on Buccaneers and Florida STATE All-American Safety Dexter JACKSON, who was just coming off of an MVP performance in the BUCS Super Bowl Win. At the last minute JACKSON signed with the Arizona cardinals and now you know the rest of the story.

For the PITTSBURGH STEELERS Troy has been nothing short of spectacular and Defensive Coordinator and 2010 Hall of Famer Dick LeBEAU knew he had a Toy never seen before. Using the infamous 3-4 Zone-Blitz Troy lines up everywhere but offsides and Safety counterpart RYAN CLARK follows what ever Troy does he does the OPPOSITE.....a match made in STEELER Heaven.

Troy recieved 17 1st place votes edging Packers OLB Clay Matthews III by 2 (15) and STEELERS Teammate OLB James HARRISON was 3rd with 8 votes.

Troy effects the game in so many ways it is absoultely ridiculous. FILM STUDY will do you no good when trying to account for what TROY does on a down by down basis.

Teammate JAMES HARRISON says the Defense is a Average Defense but an A-grade Defense with TROY on it. EX-Steeler and now JETS WR SANTONIO Holmes called TROY the best he has ever seen and played with. His NFL Peers just marvel at what TROY does an how he does it.

HEAD & SHOULDERS had 63 tackles and 7 picks but it's his BIG PLAYS that you don't see on the STAT Sheet that are the HIGHLIGHTS of a Defensive Player of the YEAR. Troy is the 6th STEELER to win the award.

The Voting was loaded with the best of the best as the official AP Voting went like this:

1. Troy POLAMALU S STEELERS 17 Votes

2. Clay MATTHEWS III OLB PACKERS 15 Votes

3. James HARRISON OLB STEELERS 8 Votes

4. Juluis PEPPERS DE BEARS 6 Votes

5. Brain URLACHER LB BEARS 2 Votes

6. Ed REED S RAVENS 1 Vote

7. Haloti NGATA NT RAVENS 1 Vote

What Domination from the 2 most physically playing Divisions in the NFL.......4 players from AFC NORTH and 3 from the NFC NORTH............need the BLUEDUDE say more.

GREEN TEAM make the LAKESHOW the SIDESHOW........THUNDER lose to HEAT in OKC......DURANT calls BOSH Fake Tough GUY.....get'em DURANTULA

In the 1st meeting between last year's NBA FINALS the CELTICS came to LA to make a point and point thy did. Look it's late JANUARY but when the TOP TEAMS in the Association meet its for keeps.

The SHAMROCKS used a run late in the 4th to pull away from the LAKERS with KOBE netting 41 in the loss. Pierce and Allen paced the GREEN TEAM with 32 and 21 respectively.

The most intriguing thing about the loss was that the CELTICS seemed to have their way with the LAKERS.......IE..........then LAKERS turning soft again. Every time these 2 teams meet the CELTS seem to do what they want to do from a Physical Aspect in the game. And today was no different as GASOL and ODOM seemed to be out muscled and HUSTLED.

How many times do I have to say this...when your STAR has a over the top high scoring game more times than not you will get an L.......case in point KOBE 41......AMAZING......BLACK MAMBAESQUE.......still a LOSS.

LAKERS must get back to a mindset where they have to be physical and play that way or they won't even get out of the WEST. The C'S on the other hand are my hands down favorite to get out of the EAST.......Challengers HEAT and MAGIC......and maybe the Derrick ROSE led BULLS.

Switching Gears to OKLAHOMA CITY where the HEAT beat the THUNDER with the MIAMI THRICE doing their thing with WADE'S 32, LeBRON'S 23 and 13 assists, and BOSH'S 20 and 7 boards.

KD lead the THUNDER with 33 and 10, Jeff GREEN had 23 and 11, and Russell WESTBROOK 21 and 11 helpers. But it wasn't the score of the game but the Exchange between 2 rail-thin HOOPERS in BOSH and DURANT.

THUNDER G James HARDEN broke away with a possible dunk and BOSH fouled him to stop the breakaway and DURANT was telling HARDEN next time DUNK on his A**, BOSH STEPPED in and said what He had to say and DURANT was wondering why he even stepped into the conversation which led the DURANTULA to this statement," He decided to put his 2 cents in and I am not going to be trashed talk in my building and now BOSH is on a good team he thinks he can talk a little bit. There are a lot of FAKE TOUGH GUYS in this league and he is one of them"............DAMN KD....stay tuned for the GAME in M I A

This just shows the BLUEDUDE that BOSH has arrived as LEADER in this league and the CAPTAIN of the SHIP in OKC. Nonetheless Cooler Heads prevailed.

SULLINGER and BUCKEYES Rolling through BIG 10......PITT atop Big East....TEXAS making a run in BIG 12.....DUKE all alone in ACC

MARCH MADNESS will be here sooner than you think and the top teams of NCAA Mens Division 1 are making their marks to who will be the top seeds going in.

Freshman Sensation Jared Sullinger and the OHIO STATE BUCKEYES might be the best in the land and their 1-2-3 Punch of the aforementioned Sullinger and Wings Will BUFORD and David LIGHTY is in the BLUEDUDE'S Eyes the BEST TRIO in the NCAA this year.

The PITT PANTHERS and Jamie DUKES Group are just flat-out consistent and led by G Brad Wanamaker out of PHILLY P A. The Big EAst is Rugged and tough and they are the best in the Big East as to date.

Coach K and the DUKE BLUE DEVILS are plodding along and are the odds on favorite to cut down the nets in APRIL. No one in the ACC will beat them and they are lead by 2 NBA 1st rounders in G Nolan SMITH and WF Kyle SINGLER.

Here are the BLUEDUDE'S Top 20 NCAA Teams as of February 1, 2011:

1. OHIO STATE 22-0: Thad MATTA and the BUCKEYES will march right into the Final 4 and SULLINGER is dat dude

2. PITT 20-2: Best All-Around team in Big EAST.....DUKES has GIBBS and Wanamaker to lean on

3. DUKE 19-2: Surprising lost to the JOHNNIES in the GARDEN...still the Favorite to for a repeat Championship

4. San Diego STATE 21-1: Bounced back nicely from a Jimmer Fredette and BYU Slashing earlier in the week

5. UCONN 17-4: Kemba looks like he is getting a little help.....but they need more for a deep NCAA run

6. KANSAS 20-1: BILL SELF and Rock CHALK JAYHAWK are primed to be a HUGE factor in the BIG 12 and in MARCH

7. TEXAS 18-3: Might have the most talented Fresh-Soph Group in Country in THOMPSON, HAMILTON, and JOSEPH

8. VILLANOVA 18-4: Corey FISHER still leading the CATS......needs STOKES, CHEEKS, and a few others to follow his lead

9. BYU 19-2: Jimmer Fredette is the TRUTH.......Off the BOUNCE with range.....Is he a MARK PRICE Clone at the NBA Level?

10. SYRACUSE 18-4: Boehiem and Company have had 2 bad weeks.....need some leadership to come to the forefront

11. MISSOURI 17-4: Couldn't handle TEXAS and it's star-studded youth Movement......Still a dangerous team come MARCH

12. PURDUE 18-4: JaJAUN JOHNSON 2nd best PF in Big 10 and in the LAND...PAINTER has done wonders without HUMMEL

13. TEXAS A&M 17-3: Check back late FEBRUARY to see where they are at....tough Big 12 games coming up

14. KENTUCKY 16-4: Lackluster win vs Georgia......Can Coach CAL get his Freshman to but into some DEFENSE

15. NOTRE DAME 17-4: Led by the OTHER HANSBOROUGH......Mike BREY and Company are coming into their own

16. MINNESOTA 16-5: In a down year in the BIG 10......they are in the top half of the Conference

17. WISCONSIN 15-5: Penn STATE put them on the ropes than finished them.........Should be in NCAA Tourney

18. WASHINGTON 15-4: Should be the front runner in PAC 10 despite losing one of their top guards for the season

19. VANDERBILT 15-5: KEVIN STALLINGS that's all you need to know........One of the toughest places to play in College basketball

20. GEORGETOWN 17-5: Big East Pre season PLayer of the YEAR Austin FREEMAN is now showing you why he was annointed

Dropping OUT

ILLINOIS
MICHIGAN STATE
West VIRGINIA
Tennessee
Memphis
FLORIDA

Sunday, January 30, 2011

SPURS on PACE to WIn 70.....QUIETLY.......LAKERS losing a little edge.....BULLS making a RUN in the EAST....NBA POWER Rankings January 30 2011

Just like they handle their business on the court the San Antonio SPURS are quietly taking no prisoners as they are on pace to win 70 ball games. One would figure that the WEST was won back when he SEASON started as many predicted the HEAT and LAKERS as the BEST.

The SPURS have done it with core group Tony PARKER, Manu GINOBLI, and the AGELESS one Tim DINCAN. Mix them with a young no-name group lead by DeJAUN BLAIR, Matt BONNER, George HILL, and Gary NEAL.....WHO?....if you see the SPURS play anytime soon he is #14 consistently KNOCKING down open look after open look.

Maybe the BEST Organization in the NBA from top to bottom lead by Gregg "POPS" POPOVICH, the SPURS are a real factor for the LARRY O'BRIEN and the league, especially the WEST, is taking note.

The LAKESHOW are still going through struggles on a nightly basis but with a veteran laden team they are just priming themselves for that late spring early summer run to get to the PARADE in Downtown LA.

The BULLS have been a surprise due to the FACT that Center Joahkim NOAH has been out about 6 weeks and has at least 2-4 weeks to go in his rehab.

The GUYS in his place have done beyond the call of duty lead by DALLAS TEXAS Native Kurt "HORNED FROG" THOMAS. He and back-up Center Omir ASIK. They have held the CENTER Spot down while Carlos BOOZER has done his damage at the POWER FORWARD Spot. Add all that up with MVP-Candidate DERRICK ROSE they just might be in that upper echelon with the HEAT, CELTICS, and MAGIC.

the BLUEDUDE'S NBA Power RANKINGS 1-16 as of JANUARY 30th, 2011:

1. SPURS 40-7: The WEST'S Version of the BIG 3 and POPS quietly taking car of BIZ as they might be the team to beat

2. LAKESHOW 33-14: On cruise control and PHIL knows what button to push or what RING to look at for a reminder

3. GREEN TEAM 35-11: the best in the EAST will get tested on their current WEST COAST Swing

4. BULLS: 33-14: RED-HOT at home and POOH ROSE is carrying MAJOR WEIGHT along with DENG and BOOZER

5. HEAT 32-14: Can't stay in the WIN COLUMN with 2 of the 3 INJURED and Out.......nothing NEW to KING JAMES...didn't he play on a current 8-38 CLEVELAND Team last year?

6. MAVS 31-15: DIRK back in the Nick of Time........TERRY, KIDD, MARION, and BEREA must step up

7. ORLANDO 30-17: would be higher if it weren't for some strange Losses.....HOWARD is what he is though.......CLARK KENT....MUSIC PLEASE

8. THUNDER 30-16: DURANT and WESTBROOK 2-man game.......and the ever improving play of SERGE IBAKA in the PAINT

9. HORNETS 31-17: with CP3 and WEST at the CONTROLS will coast to a 4-5 seed in the WEST...ARIZA needs to get right

10. HAWKS 30-18: Something still missing.......No...NOT Home Crowds of 5K......but a FIRE PG.....Joe JOHNSON needs to play off the ball more

11. UTAH 28-19: SLOAN has a nice core of players under 28 in D WILL, JEFFERSON, MILSAP, and MILES

12. NUGGETS 28-18: the 'MELO Trade never went down....now what......move Mr. BIG SHOT to a contender PLEASE

13. KNICKS 24-22: Interesting to see if STAT can carry them through the All-STAR Break....GALLINARI and CHANDLER need to play BIG down the stretch

14. BLAZERS 25-22: ALDRIDGE is one of the BEST Kept SECRETS in the GAME...could be an All-STAR

15. GRIZZLIES 24-24: RUDY GAY, Young SPANIARD GASOL, and ZEBO RANDOLPH can get them in POST-SEASON PLAY

16. SIXERS 20-26: Don't Look NOW....COLLINS has Lou WILLIAMS and Djrue HOLIDAY playing for KEEPS...WHERE IS TOP # Pick Evan TURNER?......Can he play off the BALL?.........HMMMMMM

The ladder part of this group is always subject to change but you see the ASSOCIATION is becoming TOP HEAVY with the HAVES and the HAVE NOTS.

The MOST interesting Race will be in the EAST for the TOP 4 SPOTS and can the LAKESHOW catch the SPURS and POPS?

STAY TUNED...........

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The STEELERS Mystique...is there one...YES....and it's as simple as 1, 2, 3......WELL ....1, 2, ROONEY FAMILY

From Three Rivers Stadium to Heinz Field the Goal remains the Same in Pittsburgh P A...Super Bowls....or Bust....not Conference Championships....not 16-0 Seasons....not even a Collection of Lamar Hunt Trophies ( Trophy for the AFC Champions) can get a free pas in Steelers Nation.

But there are some glaring constants in an Organization that has quietly become a model of Consistency and other NFL Franchises are taking note and rightfully so.

The Breakdown of the STEELERS Mystique:

1. It's that old adage.......you are as strong at the bottom as you are at the top....Welcome in the Rooney Family. From Day 1 they have been hands on in what they do with this Organization. They don't jut sit up in their offices and become blind to players and coaches...they are just as visible as Current WR and surefire Hall of Famer to be Hines Ward walking through the building in a simple work week during the season.

This is what the ROONEY'S are...Family First....and everything they put their Mitts on is part of that Family.

2. The STEELER Way since 1969 when Art Rooney hired the great Chuck Noll as Head Coach the Steelers went on to dominate the 1970's between 1974-1979 with 4 Championships behind some LEgendary names such as "Mean" Joe GREENE, Terry BRADSHAW, L.C. GREENWOOD, JAck LAMBERT, Jack HAM, Mel BLOUNT, Franco HARRIS, Rocky BLIER, John STALLWORTH, the late Mike WEBSTER, Lynn SWANN, Donnie SHELL, and the list goes on and on.

Noll and these Teams built the Foundation of what the STEELERS are built on Today......Rugged, Tough, and Coming straight at you with nothing to hide.......you know what you are getting and will get it everytime.

After some Average Years, at least by Steelers Standards, Noll Stepped down in 1992 and Bill Cowher took over and and went on to go to 3 AFC Championships in his first 6 Seasons and lost in 1995 the Super Bowl to the Dallas Cowboys.

Finally in 2005 Cowher coached the Steelers to their 5th Super Bowl Win over the Seattle Seahawks and after the 2006 Season Cowher was done and the Steelers were left to only find their 3rd coach in 37 Years...It's called Stability.

In 2007 the Steelers hired Mike Tomlin who was coming over from the Minnesota Vikings as Defensive Coordinator to right the Ship. Only the 3rd Head Coach in 37 plus Years in Steelers Nation.

And all Tomlin has done in his first 4 Seasons is win 3 Division Titles, go to 2 AFC Championship Games, the youngest to win a Super Bowl, the 2nd African-American to win a Super Bowl, and the 1st to go to 2 Super Bowls before the Age of 40.

And Counting that is a league leading 6 Super Bowl Trophies and the Steelers are going for their 7th Next Week against the Green Bay Packers who have their own Mystique.

What an organization and the current crop of players are lead by Hines WARD, James FARRIOR, Casey HAMPTON, Brett KEISEL, Aaron SMITH, Troy POLAMALU, Heath MILLER, Keyaron FOX, BIG Ben ROETHLISBERGER, Ryan CLARK, James HARRISON, Ike TAYLOR to name a few.

The Book is still out on how many Hall of Famers from this group......and in fairness are they no way to be compared to the players of the 1970's but the results are the same.

The Steelers Mystique is as simple as this.....Good Ownership at the Top and Stability. Through the Coaches all the way down to the players and trainers. Easier said than done....and you can ask about 20 Teams about that Formula....and they know nothing. The Steelers Mystique is in Full Effect.......and the Standard is Lombardi Trophies period.

Note********* The ROONEY'S are also the Creators of the Rooney Rule established in 2003 which requires NFL Teams to interview MInority Candidates for Head Coaching or Senior Football Operations Jobs.

The Rule is work in progress and they need that same rule at the NCAA Level as minorities seem to be getting token interviews on that level and since their is no Rules in Place like the Rooney Rule Minorities have no Real Shot.........It's in Black and White.....Numbers Don't Lie.

Go Steelers one of the best run Professional Sports Teams in the World...throw your TERRIBLE TOWEL up and RIP the late-great Myron Cope.

Friday, January 28, 2011

VELVET ANTLER the New PED...It's Natural, Non-Synthetic, and virtually impossible to find......VELVET ANTLER......the soft-coating outside the Deer ANTLER

You know it's out there and look....the BLUEDUDE is not saying or calling the Kettle black but the new Performance Enhancing Drug or PED as they call them is right off of RUDOLPH the RED-Noised One....literally.

It's called VELVET ANTLER or the Soft Coating that covers Deer Antlers that is making it's way to the US and really fast. And since it is Non-Synthetic and Natural, it is almost impossible to find or even detect once in the human body.

Coming mainly right now out of New Zealand as they freeze dry it and then grind it into a Powder and then after this they put in a Capsule or a liquid-spray bottle to just spray it straight in the Mouth.

Experts have reportedly said it is a Human Growth Hormone (HGH) in which all the Sports World is simply trying to keep these HGH'S out of the playing field. But you know where there is money to be made and pro athletes can capitalize on.....some will go straight in.

Good Luck Pro Sports and the Bluedude is pulling for those who are against those Athletes or people who illegally use PEDs as it's not good for our Youth, Society, or Social Well-Being PERIOD

Taking a closer look as we have 2 Major Sports in this country that are having Money Issues and the last time a Major Sport had Issues, Strike, and/or Labor Dispute that Sport came back pretty tainted by PEDs. You know what the BLUEDUDE is cooking Major League Baseball but you had to put Fannies in the Seats right. The NBA and NFL keep free of all Strikes and/or Labor Disputes and that road that MLB went down was utterly embarrassing and ridiculous.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

EAST and WEST NBA All-Stars STARTERS.....and there are No real Disappointments......but who are the RESERVES....the BLUEDUDE tells you his RESERVES

Let the excitement begin as the FANS and the NBA has named the ALL-STAR Starters for both EAST and WEST. And just by looking on paper....the EAST is absolutely out of control and the WEST Firepower will probably come from their RESERVES.

Let's look at who the FANS voted to START the Big GALA in HOLLYWOOD in Mid-February:

EAST All-Stars

G Dwayne WADE aka WADE COUNTY Miami HEAT 7th appearance MARQUETTE
G Derrick ROSE aka D Rose Chicago BULLS 1st appearance MEMPHIS

C Dwight HOWARD aka SUPERMAN Orlando MAGIC 5th appearance SW Atlanta Christian Academy

F Amare' STOUDAMIRE aka STAT NY KNICKERBOCKERS 6th appearance Cypress Creek HS Orlando FLA
F LeBron JAMES aka KING JAMES Miami HEAT 7th appearance St VINCENT/St MARY'S Akron Ohio


WEST All-Stars

G Kobe BRYANT aka BLACK MAMBA LA LAKERS 13th appearance Lower Merion HS PA
G Chris PAUL aka CP3 New Orleans HORNETS 4th appearance WAKE FOREST

C Yao MING aka MING DYNASTY Houston ROCKETS 7th appearance Shanghai China
* C Pau GASOL aka the SPANIARD LA LAKERS

F Kevin DURANT aka the DURANTULA Okalahoma City THUNDER 2nd appearance TEXAS
F Carmelo ANTHONY aka 'MELO Denver NUGGETS 4th appearance SYRACUSE

The EAST is the FAVORITE looking at the TEAMS thus far but the WEST BENCH will be loaded ....trust me. Let's look at the BLUEDUDE'S take on who should be the RESERVES for Both TEAMS:

BLUEDUDE'S EAST Reserves

G Rajon RONDO aka Double R Boston CELTICS
G Joe JOHNSON aka JJ Atlanta HAWKS

F Paul PIERCE aka P DOUBLE Boston CELTCIS
F Josh SMITH aka J SMOOVE Atlanta HAWKS
F Kevin GARNETT aka BIG TICKET Boston CELTICS
F Chris BOSH aka CB1 Miami HEAT

C Al HORFORD aka BIG AL Atlanta HAWKS

BLUEDUDE'S WEST Reserves

G Deron WILLIAMS aka D WILL Utah JAZZ
G Tony PARKER aka TP 8 SA SPURS
G Russell WESTBROOK aka BROOK OkC THUNDER
G Manu GINOBLI aka NU SA SPURS

F Dirk NOWITZKI aka the DIGGLER Dallas MAVERICKS
F Blake GRIFFIN aka RED DOG LA CLIPPERS

C LeMarcus ALDRIDGE aka LA Portland TRAILBLAZERS

Those are my RESERVES and you could argue these guys as well:

Kevin LOVE aka K LOVEMinnesota T'WOLVES
Joahkim NOAH aka J NO Chicago BULLS *INJURED
Ray ALLEN aka SUGAR RAY Boston CELTICS
Ray FELTON aka FELT DAWG NY KNICKS
Monta ELLIS aka MISSISSIPPI LIGHTNING GS WARRIORS
Tim DUNCAN aka the BIG FUNDAMENTAL SA SPURS
Steve NASH aka NASTY Phoenix SUNS
Rudy GAY aka SLIM Memphis GRIZZLIES
Carlos BOOZER aka C BOOZ Chicago BULLS

So many to choose from and only 7 spots and the WEST needs BIGS and PG's.....what a game coming up.......RESERVES will be revealed later this month and the WEST will be caoched by Gregg POPS POPOVICH of the San ANTONIO SPURS.....EAST is to be determined from DOC ( CELTICS COACH) , Coach SPO of the HEAT, and COACH THIBS of the BULLS.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

KNICKS top FORBES List due to Ticket Sales and Sponsorships.....LAKERS and BULLS round out TOP 3.....Who Lost Money on the LIST?

FORBES MAGAZINE came out with it's annual TOP MONEY List for NBA TEAMS for 2011 Today. The Top 3 TEAMS are the KNICKS, LAKERS, and BULLS.

KNICKS are due to a rise in TICKET SALESA due largely in part to adding Amare' STAT STOUDAMIRE and an increase in SPONSORSHIPS for the aforementioned pickup of STAT.

The LAKESHOW steady rise in CASH is from their latest CHAMPIONSHIP RUN and some would even argue that they are a TOP 3 in all of SPORTS.

The BULLS are in a good position having the MJ RUN of 6 which ranks 3rd on the NBA List behind the CELTS and LAKESHOW, and of course the recent run of good fortune of ticket sales and one DERRICK ROSE, the homegrown product from SIMEON HS on the SOUTHSIDE of CHI-CITY.

But there were some teams that lost some DINERO in the last season due in large part of the ECONOMY and the state of their FRANCHISE.

Here is the list from #1 -#30 with Percent of VALUE CHANGE + or -:

TEAM / $ MILLIONS / 1-yr Value Change in %

1. KNICKS / 655 / 12 / STAT TICKET SALES
2. LAKERS / 643 / 6 / CHAMPIONSHIPS
3. BULLS / 511 / 0 / TICKET SALES
4. CELTICS / 452 / 5 / CHAMPIONSHIPS/TICKET SALES
5. ROCKETS / 443 / -6 / LOST OF YAO/ SALES DOWN
6. MAVERICKS / 438 / -2 / CONSISTETNLY AVERAGE PRODUCT
7. HEAT / 425 / 17 / WADE BOSH JAMES
8. SUNS / 411 / -4 / NO CHAMPIONSHIPS RUN IN SIGHT
9. SPURS / 404 / 1 / TOP RUN FRANCHISE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
10. RAPTORS / 399 / 3 / NEEDS TO MOVE STATESIDE TO REALY TAKEOFF
11. MAGIC / 385 / 6 / DWIGHT HOWARD/NEW ARENA
12. WARRIORS /315 / 15 / NEW OWNERSHIP/NEW ARENA SOON/ELLIS/CURRY
13. PISTONS / 360 / -25 / OWNERSHIP CHANGING HANDS/PRODUCT NOT GOOD/MOTOR CITY ECONOMY
14. TRAIL BLAZERS / 355 / 5 / VERY GOOD OWNERSHIP/PORTLAND'S ONLY PRO FRANCHISE
15. CAVS / 355 / -26 / KING JAMES SKIPPING TOWN.....PERIOD
16. JAZZ / 343 / 0 / VERY GOOD NBA CITY/ORGANIZATION
17. 76ERS / 330 / -4 / CITY NEEDS NBA TEAM TO STEP UP LIKE FLYERS AND PHILS/BAD PRODUCT
18. THUNDER /329 / 6 / UP AND COMING FRANCHISE/OKC ONLY PRO FRANCHISE
19. WIZARDS /322 / 3 / TED LEONSIS VERY GOOD BUSINESS MAN
20. NUGGETS / 316 / -2 / CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE 'MELO
21. NETS / 312 / 16 / RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE PHROKOROV/NEW ARENA MOVE TO BROOKLYN
22. CLIPPERS / 305 / 3 / BLAKE GRIFFIN/STAPLES CENTER/LOS ANGELES ALL POSITIVES
23. HAWKS / 295 / -4 / NOT A GOOD SPORTS CITY
24. KINGS / 293 / -4 / MALOOFS' MIGHT NEED TO MOVE TO MAXIMIZE PROFITABLITY
25. BOBCATS / 281 / 1 / JORDAN NEEDS GOOD PRODUCT ON FLOOR / GREAT CITY
26. HORNETS / 280 / 5 / EXCELLENT CITY FOR A REBUILDING GREAT CITY/STAY IN NAWLINS
27. PACERS / 269 / -4 / COLTS NEED TO START LOSING AND PACERS NEED TO START WINNING
28. GRIZZLIES / 266 / 4 / MEMPHIS NEEDS A BOOST SOMEWHERE.....A MIX OF COMMUNITY/TEAM
29. T'WOLVES / 264 / -1 / YOUNG ROSTER...STILL AILING FROM LOSS OF BIG TICKET GARNETT
30. BUCKS / 258 / 2 / SMALL MARKET/MIGHT NEED NEW ARENA/A HUGE STAR PLAYER NEEDED


AS YOU SEE THERE IS A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN MARKET SIZE AND PROFITABILTY. SOME OF THESE FRANCHISES NED TO START OVER AND MAYBE IN NEW CITIES OR WITH A BETTER PRODUCT. BUT IN MOST CASES ...AT LEAST IN THE ASSOCIATION.......MARKET SIZE IS HUGE WHEN TALKING MONEY AND INCREASED REVENUE.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

BENGALS QB wants out of the JUNGLE.....CUTLER CRITICISM Wrong or Right?......Sir CHARLES ways in on CUTLER Situation

Imagine a FRANCHISE QB wanting out of the JUNGLE in CINCINNATI. Well just recently BENGALS QB CARSON PALMER wants either a trade or he will retire from FOOTBALL....at least that's what he told BENGALS PREZ Mike BROWN and Staff.

Let's take this a step further.....CARSON PALMER threw 20 Pick and 26 Touchdowns......and it is this simple when looking at some stats especially CARSON'S this year. He threw 26 TD'S but threw 20 picks and when and where did you throw the PICKS.......there was a lot of them thrown in key moments of the game and some killer PICK 6's to boot.

So now MR. Franchise QB wants out and wants out now.....and who wants you CARSON?....REALLY.......I think you are just as done as DONOVAN MCNABB but there will be some takers for you because you look like a NFL QB.......just calling it like I see it.

If I were the BENGALS trade him and get DONOVAN.....#5 can't be any worse than CARSON was last year.......and I did say He was no better than CARSON......but both need change and if change is in order make the deal MIKE BROWN.

I bet you if Head Coach MARVIN LEWIS knew this was going down he would have left and never answered the phone to come back....HECK....I wouldn't give the BENGALS a time a day.......GO STEELERS

OK BEARS FANS..........QB JAY CUTLER had a an MCL Sprain which is characterized as an injury that is at least 3-4 weeks and when injury occurs there is no way shape or form that that specific player can come back and play at that moment.

With that being said Ex-BEARS Coach Mike DITKA said basically," they would have had to pull me out of uniform not to finish the game". After seeing CUTLER riding a stationery bike on the sidelines after the injury I kinda of echo Coach's sentiments.

Here is where I am completely at a loss for CUTLER.......what about helping the other QB'S during the rest of the game with the POLAROIDS and the Offensive Coordinator to tell the QB'S what they are trying to do and what reads you might want to go with.

So in other words if you are HURT what does that have to do with being a better teammate.......HELP SOMEBODY CUT,,,,DAMN.....The WORLD doesn't revolve around you and if you don't get up the WORLDS is not going to stop......Just simple ARROGANCE and it's the ME ME ME Syndrome....but BEARS FANS what have you been watching since he has been the QB of the BEARS.

Heckling Teammates, being very Seclusive from his teammates instead of bonding with them and being a leader. Heck the GUY got into it with Camp Assistant WR ISAAC BRUCE when CUTLER threw a pass at a RECEIVER at his knees and CUT went after him for catching the BALL and BRUCE shot back throw a better pass this is after BRUCE had been in around CAMP for a few weeks.......Look BEARS FANS ....#6 is what he is....not a GOOD TEAMMATE period

SIR CHARLES said it was wrong to go after a guy that is legitimately hurt but CHARLES did question CUT about not helping 3rd stringer HEINE in a difficult time........SEE BARKLEY was right on.........just be a better TEAMMATE instead of sitting over there like a BUM and I am in Serious pain......and even if you were no one could tell.

And URLACHER quit saying he is one of the toughest teammates you have ever been around......VICK and ROETHLISBERGER are TOUGH....you should know this by now.

If you ask the BLUEDUDE the CRITICISM is not right on the INJURY but not interacting with the BACKUP QB'S and being a bad teammate is justifiably right.

Monday, January 24, 2011

BRADY leads the NFL ALL-PRO Team.......FALCONS and BEARS only 2 NFC Teams with 2 players on ALL-PRO Team

The NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE All-Pro Team was announced today and New England PATRIOTS QB Tom BRADY was unanimous pick as he was joined by Inside Linebacker Jared MAYO and Offensive GUARD Logan MANKINS.

The BEARS And FALCONS were the only NFC Teams with 2 players on the roster with the BEARS having PR/KR Devin HESTER and Defensive END Juluis PEPPERS and the FALCONS having Wide Reciever Roddy WHITE and Defensive END John ABRAHAM.

The rest of the Offensive and Defensive Sides have the best at almost every position and the players who are the most dominant for their respective teams.

Let's look at these SQUADS as a whole:

NFL ALL-PRO OFFENSIVELY

QB Tom BRADY PATRIOTS
RB Arian FOSTER TEXANS and Jamal CHARLES CHIEFS
FB Vonta LEACH TEXANS

TE Jason WITTEN COWBOYS
WR Roddy WHITE FALCONS and Reggie WAYNE COLTS

OT Joe THOMAS BROWNS and Jake LONG DOLPHINS
OG Jahri EVANS SAINTS and Logan MANKINS PATRIOTS
C Nick MANGOLD JETS

K Billy CUNDIFF RAVENS
KR Devin HESTER BEARS

NFL ALL-PRO DEFENSIVELY

DE Juluis PEPPERS BEARS and John ABRAHAM FALCONS
DT Haloti NGATA RAVENS and Ndamakong SUH LIONS

OLB Clay MATTHEWS PACKERS and James HARRISON STEELERS
ILB Patrick WILLIS 49ERS and Jared MAYO PATRIOTS

CB Nnamdi ASOMUGHA RAIDERS and Darrelle REVIS JETS
S Troy POLAMALU STEELERS and Ed REED RAVENS

P Shane LECHLER RAIDERS

What a team as you have arguably the BEST Safeties, the the best ILB in WILLIS, the best CORNERS, the best CENTER, and the best OLB and D ENDS to boot.

No arguments here from the BLUEDUDE....although I do think TIMMONS and WOODLEY of the STEELERS belong in the PRO BOWL....Can't argue TOM BRADY with MANNING, RIVERS, and RODGERS all coming up short somewhere during the SEASON.

STEELERS pound JETS in 1st HALF.......and DICK LeBEAU'S Group take the STEELERS home in the 2nd Half....up next...the LAMBEAU LEAP BOYZ

The STEELERS started the AFC Championship Game like the started the WEEK 15 Game on the JETS.........1st Series........PAY DIRT....as in Touchdown. Then they used a swarming 3-4 Zone Blitz Attack that had the JETS off balance for the better part of the 1st half to go in the Locker Room up 24-3.

The JETS seemed to be stunned their for a second until they squeaked out the FG at the end of the 2nd QTR. It was definatley a game of 2 halves but the JETS could not overcome the HUGE VALENTINE that the STEELERS Players thrive on....that is playing on pure HEART.......no one does it better than the MEN OF STEEL....sorry SUPERMAN.

The JETS made their PLAYS in the 2nd half after making some subtle adjustments as the STEELERS knew they would but in the end just came up short. The JETS looked off balanced for the most part and went back to the Run setting up their passing game in the 2nd half to get the STEELERS D a little off balance.

The key to the game was the running of 3rd year Pro Rashard MENDENHALL of the UNIVERSITY of ILLINOIS by way of NILES NORTH HS in SKOKIE ILLINOIS. The JETS knew he was coming and could not stop SHARD in the Running Game or Passing Game for the fact of the matter. #34 in Black and Yellow has made huge strides and is a big factor in the STEELERS Offensive Success and if you ask #7 what is the biggest compliment to any offense......BIG BEN will tell you the Running GAME.......NO DOUBT.

The JETS were not bumping their gums all week because the knew the task at hand....yeah they took down Maize and Blue and good Ole' Rocky Top Tennessee, that is BRADY and MANNING for those of you not in the know, but BIG BEN was going to be a HUGE MOuntain to climb ....LITERALLY SPEAKING for the J-E-T-S to get over.......and in the end it was too much.

Now the STEEL CURTAIN has the CHOSEN ONE in PACK QB Aaron RODGERS, who has been lighting the Scoreboard up since the Post Season started. But in the bigger picture it will be PACK D COORDINATOR Dom CAPERS 3-4 vs Dick LeBEAU'S 3-4 to pull, this one out.

I know this the STEELERS are a smooth, unflappable outfit that has plenty of experience in these types of games and it should be real interesting to see how the PACKERS attack the BLACK N YELLOW............You know what it is........Everthing I do is for the CRIB.........THROW THEM TERRIBLE TIZZLES in the air and wave them like you just don't care.

Aaron Rodgers and Dom Capers Scheme has the PACK moving on to the SUPER BOWL

They say playing a team 3 times in a season is difficult. The PACKERS and BEARS played for the 3rd time this season when the BEARS actually had a chance to knock the out of the PLAYOFFS in the last week of the SEASON. And to the BEARS credit they played the PACK straight up in that game and lost 10-3 at the end.

The Game Sunday was for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl in DALLAS TEXAS in February. Looking at the GAME it was forecast to be a Defensive struggle and both Defenses didn't disappoint.

The PACK moved down on their first drive to put 7 up and then later in the 2nd Qtr put another 7 up to go up 14-0. The BEARS Defense was holding up pretty good considering they were losing the Field Position Battle the whole 1st half.

Speaking of the 1st half the game took a strange twist at the end of the 2nd qtr as BEARS QB Jay CUTLER was being escorted off the field by Team Doctors and trainers. It didn't look like much but when the 2nd half started in cam 2nd string QB Todd COLLINS who has been in the league for about 16 plus years.

As everyone watching this strange occurrence take place the question was this......WHAT HAPPENED TO #6 JAY CUTLER?.....AND WHY IS HE NOT PLAYING. It's though he looked fine as they showed him on the Bench which would be later called a Knee Injury and his return is Doubtful.....WTF......in the biggest game of the year you can't take a shot, get it taped, or just look yourself in the mirror and say," MY TEAM NEEDS ME I NEED TO GET THE 2ND HALF CRACK A LACKIN'". But #6 folded like a LAWN Chair and was thrown into the GARAGE.

To the BEARS Credit and to Back up QB #12 HEINE, the BEARS made it a game and had a Chance to tie late but the PACKERS and their Defense made the necessary play to stop the BEARS and move onto the Super BOWL as NFC CHAMPS.

Hats off to Mike McCARTHY and his Defensive Guru Dom CAPERS and his 3-4 style D that has had all the TEAMS in the Playoffs at a disadvantage. Capers mix and matches with all kinds of looks and blitzes to the point VICK, RYAN, and BEARS QB'S never felt comfortable and took these TEAMS out of what they like to do OFFENSIVELY.

Looking at the MATCHUP in the SUPER BOWL vs the STEELERS who are the ORIGINAL 3-4 Style ZONE BLITZ Team..........it should be interesting since both of the QB'S go up against this style everyday in practice.

To all the CHEESE HEADS in WISCONSIN and the Continental US.......GO PACK...you deserve this one...winning all 3 games in the PLAYOFFS on the ROAD. Now onto JERRY'S HOUSE in ARLINGTON TEXAS.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

JETS at HEINZ FIELD for AFC CHampionship.........ROUND 2........for the right to go to BIG D....WHO WILL WIN?

In Week 15 the JETS came into Heinz FIELD struggling to find themselves and trying to get into the playoffs. After JETS Kick Returner Brad Smith #16 to the Opening Kickoff back some 100 yards that set the tone for the JETS convincing 22-17 lead.

Looking at the game closely the Steelers outplayed the JETS in almost every category but the scoreboard. Add the Facts that STEELERS All-Pro Safety Troy POLAMALU didn't play almost adds the WHAT IF or does JETS QB mark SANCHEZ have any idea what he will face SUNDAY when HEAD & SHOULDERS lines up everywhere but next to the JETS QB.

One also has to remember are the JETS content with beating the COLTS and PATRIOTS on the ROAD and now having a little bit of a letdown knowing they already beat the STEELERS....we shall see.

I know MANNING and BRADY are it.......but BIG BEN is nothing but CASH MONEY when the LIGHTS are the BRIGHTEST......NUMBERS DON'T LIE.

Let's check out how the TEams fare from a statisctical standpoint:

January 23, 2011
530PM ET
HEINZ FIELD PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA

THE Offensive Rankings for both Teams:

JETS

351 Total YPG
202.6 Pass YPG
148.4 Rush YPG
22.9 PPG
36.9% 3rd down conversion

STEELERS

345.3 Total YPG
225.1 Pass YPG
120.2 Rush YPG
23.4 PPG
43.1% 3rd down conversion

NUMBERS do not LIE......the JETS want to run the ball....the STEELERS are #1 against the run.....the last time the 2 teams met the JETS put up over 100 yards on the STEELERS.......#43 was on the SIDELINE. JETS also need to be balanced to help their young QB Sanchez in the PASSING GAME. If #6 in GREEn has to pass the rock way more than they run....JETS get an L.

The STEELERS on the OTHER hand have been putting up a lot of points of late and seem to have the RED ZONE WOES behind them. The EMERGENCE of the young STEELERS WR'S WALLACE, SANDERS, and BROWN have been and will be a problem for the JETS if they can't stop the run and make the STEELERS one-dimensional.

The DEFENSIVE Rankings for Both TEAMS:

JETS

291.5 Total YPG Allowed
200.6 Pass YPG Allowed
90.9 Rush YPG
19.0 PPG
37% 3rd Down conversion

STEELERS

276.8 Total YPG Allowed
214.1 Pass YPG Allowed
62.8 Rush YPG
14.5 PPG
33.5% 3rd Down conversion

The STEELERS are #1 vs the RUN and the JETS are #3 vs the RUN. The STEELERS Defense will be a problem in this game because SANCHEZ didn't see POLAMALU in Week 15's Game and the JETS made some plays in the KICKING Game that the STEELERS will for sure sure up for SUNDAY.

The JETS have to worry about MENDENHALL who also rushed for 100 yards in Week 15 and TE Heath Miller was also out.....all these will factor into the STEELERS having a whole new-look offense that is way more potent than the JETS saw in WEEK 15.

WINNER: STEELERS...convincingly.........27-6.........and TERRIBLE TOWEL Nation.....CAN'T WAIT

Friday, January 21, 2011

BEARS and PACKERS meet for the 3rd time.......How the 2 matchup......and who wins the GAME.

Nothing else can be said at this point.......It's the PACK vs the Monsters of the Midway for the Halas Trophy and a trip to Dallas Texas to play for the Lombardi Trophy....how fitting is that.

Both teams know each other well and now it will be down to a few simple things: Turnovers, Efficiency in the Red Zone, Who can get the another team off quicker on 3rd downs, and the Kicking Game.

Let's see how the BEARS and PACKERS match up on paper:

January 23, 2011
300PM ET
Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois

Offensive STATS for the Season:

PACKERS
358.1 Total YPG
257.8 Pass YPG
100.4 Rush YPG
24.2 PPG
41.5% 3rd Down Conversion

BEARS
289.4 Total YPG
188.4 Pass YPG
101.0 Rush YPG
20.9 PPG
32.8 3rd Down Conversion

Looking at these STATS you would be quick to assume the PACKERS will blow the BEARS out.....BUT NO SO FAST my BLUEDUDE HEADS.....BEARS won the 1st Matchup in Week 3 the BEARS won 20-17 and the Last Game of the Season in which the PACK had to win to get in the Playoffs the PACK won 10-3 in a Offensive struggle for both teams.

It will come down to the QB Play like it always does.....PACK QB Aaron RODGERS is playing better than any QB in the PLAYOFFS as he has beat the EAGLES and DIRTY BIRDS on their home fields in consecutive weeks. He torched the FALCONS last week putting over 360 yards passing and looked really comfortable.

BEARS QB Jay CUTLER on the other hand had a coming out party of sort to the tune of 270 plus yards passing and no PICKS.....no PICKS...i will say it again....NO PICKS. He and Offensive Coordinator Mike MARTZ have figured it out and it will be up to the PACK'S vaunted 3-4 scheme to slow down the 2nd coming of the Greatest Show in the 'GO....chicaGO....that is.

DEFENSIVE STATS for the Season:

PACKERS
309.1 Total YPG Allowed
194.2 Pass YPG
114.9 Rush YPG
15.0 PPG
36.2% 3rd down conversion

BEARS
314.3 Total YPG Allowed
224.2 Pass YPG
90.1 Rush YPG
17.9 PPG
34.7% 3rd down conversion

Both of these Defenses are in the TOP 5 of Total Defenses and they like to get after the QB. But the key is who stops who from running the football first. The BEARS were 3rd in the NFL against the run and the PACKERS can be run on but their strong suit is the Pass Rush ( CLAY MATTHEWS III OLB) and the Best Secondary in football led by CB Charles WOODSON and SS Nick COLLINS.

The BEARS Strong suit is the Linebackers BRIGGS and URLACHER also the play of one Julius PEPPERS and CB PEANUT TILLMAN. The BEARS and Lovie SMITH have tweaked that TAMPA 2 Coverage they run into a more 2011 Hybrid Version and Rodgers has had trouble with this Defense all Season as they take away the Huge Down field Plays that Rodgers and his Wide outs are accustomed to getting game by game.

This game will go down to the 4th QTR late and who ever has the ball driving will probably win.

WINNER: BEARS 27-24....as CUTLER makes a name for himself and Coach Lovie SMITH Takes the BEARS back for another try at the LOMBARDI Trophy his 2nd in 5 years.......can you say huge contract extension for Mr. Smith........oh about 3 years at the minimum.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

And the Winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy (NBA MVP) for the 2010-2011 NBA Season goes to......STAT....of the KNICKS

The NBA season is at the halfway point and the early leaders of the NBA'S Most Valuable Player Award is ................Right.............WHO?

There are a lot of questions still to be answered as we are only at the Midway Point of the Season but there are about 5 real Surefire Nominees from the BLUEDUDE'S Perspective.......and without further a due they are:

The list is 1-5 with #1 being the early favorite.....

1. AMAR'E STOUDAMIRE KNICKS aka STAT (Standing Tall And Talented) This is a no doubter for the sure fact that he has made the GARDEN and the KNICKS relevant again. The Power Forward that showed flashes of maybe a good rebounder and finisher at the end of games is now doing both in GOTHAM CITY. The NBA'S #2 Scorer and because the KNICKS Offense goes through him most likely will remain in the top 4-5 all season.

The KNICKS are no where to be found in the EAST without him and suprisingly enough the KNICKERBOCKERS have been a tough out at MSG and have battle on the road to be at a respectable 22-18 almost at the midpoint of the season.....all because of the STAT.

If anything else the MAX Contract he recieved from the KNICKS this past summer has been justified

SEASON STATS: 26 ppg, 9 rebs. 2 blocks 50% fg 79% ft

2. KEVIN DURANT THUNDER aka the DURANTULA aka BABY ICE Again.....Leading his team and the NBA in Scoring....just a nightmare for anyone who tries to stop him. Not since JORDAN have I seen a guy effortlessly get off on the offensive end like KD. So smooth that at the end of most games you look up and say KD had about 20.....WRONG.......KD had 35....and still going.

At only the ripe age of 22, KD will be at the top of the NBA SCoring and one of its top players for at least the next decade....and I don't care who is coming.......it's KD'S World Now....and you just play in it.

The THUNDER are expected and will make a run at the LAKESHOW, SPURS, and the MAVS before it's all said and done and those teams hope the DURANTULA is not on for that series because if he is.........those teams might be going home.......he is that good.

SEASON STATS: 28 ppg 6 rebs 47% fg 88% ft NOTE: a lot of his shots are from the COUNTY LINE in OK CITY


3. DERRICK ROSE BULLS aka D ROSE aka POOH MVP.... MVP.....MVP as the UNITED CENTER crowds chants for the 6'3" South SIDE of CHICAGO Native. The BULLS were expected him to carry the load at the POINT GUARD Spot not the LOAD for the entire team.....but D ROSE has done just that in a style onto himself.

Probably the fastest player in the league from end to end he is a matchup nightmare for most opposing guards and players form his explosive slashes to the BUCKET, to the Monster DUNKS at the rim, the running push shot that almost looks like a shot put he is releasing, and an ever improving mid game and 3pt shot that is getting better and better each year. Come to think of it once POOH starts hitting that open jump shot consistently he will be OFF THE CHARTS as though he is on the CHARTS now.

With injuries to key BIG MEN NOAH and BOOZER ROSE has had to step up his game and he has surpassed all expectations from a fans and peer standpoint. If he continues to play this way the whole season he will definately have the BULLS in the 3rd Spot in the EAST and he will get heavy MVP Considerations.

SEASON STATS: 25ppg 8 assts 5 rebs 45% fg 80% ft

4. DERON WILLIAMS JAZZ aka D WILL The South DALLAS Native who balled at THE COLONY TX HS by way of ILLINOIS Champaign-Urbana is hands down the best PG in the Association. Remember D WILL doesn't have a real sidekick like ROSE or DURANT he is playing with very good and solid NBAers like Al JEFFERSON, cj MILES, george MILSAP, and always losing his 2G ( like Ronnie BREWER to the GRIZ now BULLS and Wes MATTHEWS JR. free agent pickup last summer for BLAZERS). Put that into what DERON is doing on a nightly basis tell anyone one with NBA Sense that he is a legit TOP 5 Player in the Association right now.

One thing about D WILL is that he makes all those JAZZ Players that are solid even better playing with him that is the best compliment that NBA PG can get. And his size at the PG spot gives him an advantage almost every night against any other PG in the LEAGUE.

SEASON STATS: 22ppg 9 assts 4 rebs. 46% fg 85% ft


5. DIRK NOWITZKI MAVS aka the DIGGLER aka DIRTY We now know how important DIRK is to the MAVS as he went down with an injury and the MAVS have strggled mightily ever since. But before the injury the MAVS were a 2nd best NBA Record of 24-6 towards the end of DECEMBER when DIRK went down.

The MAVS have a darn good team that has a lot of veterans and DIRK is the best player on a top 4 NBA TEAM when healthy. The GERMAN SHARP SHOOTER is definately in his prime and the MAVS are trying to ride him out as much as possible. The other loss of the Caron BUTLER was probably one the MAVS could do with out and now they must get scoring from 2-3 other guys that are on the roster like STEVENSON, MARION, and more from TERRY and KIDD to off set the loss of BUTLER.

SO GOES the DIGGLER so goes the MAVS.........after injury probably a long shot to get the NBA MVP.

SEASON STATS: 24 ppg 7 rebs. 54% fg 88%ft


Other PLAYERS worth mentioning at the MID SEASON:

DWAYNE WADE aka FLASH plays with the KING what do you expect
LeBRON JAMES aka KING JAMES plays with WADE what do you expect
KOBE BRYANT aka Black Mamba always worthy an original BRAND
DWIGHT HOWARD aka SUPERMAN Best BIG in the LAND and improving offensively
RAJON RONDO aka DOUBLE R aka the PLASTIC MAN the engine for GREEN TEAM no RONDO no O'BRIEN's
MANU GINOBLI aka GINOBLIIIIIIIIIIIII the BEST Player on the best team thus far a top 5 NBA Late FINISHER

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

DUNGY COACHING TREE is one of the best...right up there with the Mike HOLMGREN'S Çoaching Tree

The COLTS were sorry to see him go but Head Coach TOny DUNGY had more to do in his life and it was time to move on. But before Tony had left the NFL he has left an imprint on African-American NFL Coached that will last forever.

A non-drafted player coming out of the University of Minnesota, DUNGY was a defensive Back that then Pittsburgh STEELERS Head Coach and NFL Great Chuck NOLL saw enough promise in DUNGY to put him on the squad.

From then Dungy became an assistant for the STEELERS and that's when the light came on as he used that platform later to try to get not only Good coaching candidates but minority ones.

DUNGY started as a Defensive Backs Coach with the STEELERS that later lead to becoming the Defensive Coordinator. He then left the STEELERS to become Defensive Backs coach for the KC Chiefs. AFTER a short stint in KC Dungy then was hired by VIKINGS HEad Coach DENNIS GREEN to run the VIKINGS DEFENSE which ranked #1 under Dungy's Watch.

Then in 1996 Tony got a call from BUCCANEERS Rich McKAY to become the HEAD COACH, and this is where it all started......The Tony DUNGY Coaching Tree..........He rebuilt the BUCS to become a formidable Power in the NFC with the likes of John LYNCH, Warren SAPP, Derrick BROOKS, Ronde BARBER, etc..

The DUNGY COACHING Tree started with the BUCS with these COACHES:

As of JANUARY 3, 2011 these are the Minority Head Coaches off of the DUNGY Tree

Lovie SMITH Chicago Bears (BUCS STAFF)
Mike TOMLIN Pittsburgh Steelers (BUCS STAFF)
Jim CALDWELL Indianapolis Colts (COLTS STAFF)
Leslie FRAZIER Minnesota Vikings (COLTS STAFF)

Not to mention these guys off of the BUCCANEERS Staff

Rod MArinelli Currently Bears Defensive COORDINATOR (BUCS STAFF)
Mike Shula head coach at ALABAMA from 2003-2006 (BUCS STAFF)
Herm Edwards ex- JETS & CHIEFS Head man now ESPN Football analysts (BUCS STAFF)
Monte Kiffin USC Defensive Coordinator (BUCS STAFF)

DUNGY came off the Chuck Noll (STEELERS) from Sid Gilman, Dennis Green (VIKINGS), and Marty Schottenhimer (CHIEFS) Coaching tree

Monday, January 17, 2011

BRUTUS, ROC CHALK, the ORANGE, and BLUE DEVILS Top Polls and the AZTECS and AGGIES making a move......K-STATE out

The latest Associated press Poll has BRUTUS and the BUCKEYES of the OHIO STATE University a top the POLLS. But check out who is making a surprise run at the top of the POLLS in the latest Men's Basketball Division 1-A Poll:

1. OHIO STATE 18-0: It's not just Jared SULLINGER.......Will BUFORD and David LIGHTY are big keys for the BUCKS as well

2. KANSAS 17-0: The Morris TWINS and Tyshawn TAYLOR are the KEYS...add Fresh Josh SELBY....FINAL 4 perhaps

3. SYRACUSE 18-0: Jim BOEHIEM might have is best group since 'MELO, G-MAC, and WARRICK..... Nat"l CHAMPS

4. DUKE 16-1: The DUKIES lost in Tallahassee like they always do.....the play of Senior G Nolan SMITH is Off the CHARTS

5. PITTSBURGH 17-1: Gibbs, Wanamaker, and Gilbert Brown are a 3-man wrecking crew.....Jamie DUKES can x and o too

6. SAN DIEGO STATE 19-0: They have 6 players averaging at least 7.5 pts per.......the best and most balanced in WAC

7. VILLANOVA 16-1: 2 former McD's All-Americans are leading the way in FISHER and STOKES........Jay Wright is also tight

8. UCONN 14-2: I have said it before......Kemba WALKER and the HUSKIES need a solid #2 Scorer

9. BYU 17-1: 6-2 Senior Guard Jimmer FREDETTE of Glen Falls NY...heard of him......you will soon...dropped 47 on the UTES

10. TEXAS 14-3: Surprise play thus far from some of the best young talent in the land.....Jordan Hamilton and Tristan Thompson

11. TEXAS A&M 16-1: doing it by committee...and Los Angeles area native Dash HARRIS leading the way

12. KENTUCKY 14-3: Freshman Terrance JONES of Portland Jefferson HS will challenge SULLINGER for FRESHMAN and National Player of the YEAR

13. MISSOURI 15-3: The old Arkansas Razorbacks in Black and Gold......2G Marcus DENMON leading the TIGERS with just over 17 a game

14. PURDUE 15-3: We will see how far they can ride Studs JaJUAN JOHNSON and E'Twaun MOORE....need a 3rd scorer

15. MINNESOTA 14-4: A solid Top half of the BIG TEN team....playing TUBBY Ball will help them later in the year

16. NOTRE DAME 14-4: Not as good as advertised...........got slammed by MARQUETTE and the JOHNNIES of New York

17. MICHIGAN STATE 12-5: Don't look at the record...that's TOM IZZO'S Bunch......they play everybody anywhere and anytime...see SPARTY in MARCH

18. WISCONSIN 13-4: BADGERS and Bo RYTAN solid group...... but going nowhere in MARCH.

19. LOUISVILLE 14-3: Laying in the WEEDS right now.........Pitino will have HIS CARDS ready come Big East Tourney Time

20. WASHINGTON 13-4: The loss of SOPH G Abdul GADDY will hurt the HUSKIES.....ISIAH THOMAS must go to OVERLOAD now

21. WEST VIRGINIA 12-4: TYPICAL HUGS Bunch........fierce and competitive.........and will be in MARCH MADNESS

22. St. MARY'S CA 16-1: GAELS at it again......SOLID ROSTER and SOLID Coaching for the WCC's Best Team

23. GEORGETOWN 13-5: Too many losses this early in Big EAST Play has THOPMSON III on Hot SEAT....HOYAS must play better

24. ILLINOIS 13-5: Loaded incoming 2011 recruiting class.....what about now though.....McCAMEY is one of the best Lead Points in the NCAA

25. CINCINNATI 16-2: 6 players over 20 minutes per game and 6 points per game...BEARCATS playing Big EAST Schedule now

BEST of the REST

temple
georgia
kansas st
gonzaga
colorado
unlv
arizona
florida state
vanderbilt

SPURS best in the WEST.......are the HEAT or the CELTICS the best in the EAST?.....NBA POWER Rankings

This poll probably to the casual NBA Fan means absolutely nothing in Mid-January. But to the Hardcore NBA Fan it means everything like conversation at the BARBERSHOP, at your jobs, and of course around family if they are NBA HEADS.

The LAST Poll had the SPURS atop the list as that hasn't changed but the EAST keeps flip floppin' as the Top Teams in the EAST will be battling all year to see who gets that #1 Seed in the PLAYOFFS.

The Top 10 NBA POWER RANKINGS for January 17, 2011:

1. SPURS 34-6: man and doing it without heavy numbers from the BIG FUNDAMENTAL Duncan

2. HEAT 30-12: Losing 3 straight on the last road trip........King JAMES need to get back and now BOSH goes down

3. LAKESHOW 30-12: And you thought or heard they were struggling....not with KOBE and PHIL...never struggling

4. GREEN TEAM 30-9 : BIG TICKET back Monday....RONDO at the CONTROLS and KG to anchor D...BEST in the EAST?

5. BULLS 27-13: Is their anyone playing at a higher level than Derrick ROSE.......Show the BLUEDUDE... I can't see it.

6. MAGIC 26-14: Still trying to see where new parts fit......At Green TEAM on MONDAY with KG back in the GYM

7. THUNDER 27-13: the DURANTULA and WESTBROOK......stop them and you will beat OKC.......but can't on a consistent basis

8. HAWKS 26-15: Will they ever put it together for a stretch.....talented first 7 as you will ever see

9. HORNETS 25-16: new head Coach Monty Williams riding that 1st year NBA Head Coach Wave.....CP3 are you wit me?

10a. MAVS 26-13: We see what they are without the DIGGLER....DIRK.......Still a Deep Playoff Run expected in Big D

10b. JAZZ 27-13: DERON WILLIAMS with any young PF Collection (MILSAP and JEFFERSON) Spells Pick and Roll and 50-Plus W's every year

10c. KNICKS 22-17: I know it's a long season....but somebody tell that to STAT...AMARE' is doing his lonesome EARLY NBA MVP

There you have it.......But like I said...only Mid-January......this list is Subject to change and will change weekly until about MARCH....when it will be WINNING time.

NL MVP and REDS 1B VOTTO gets Extension.....BOSH on some BS after game in CHI CITY......LAKESHOW gets an L from CLIPPERS...4 players ejected

JOEY VOTTO gets a well-deserved 3-year $38 Million deal from RED LEGS of CINCY for an outstanding year which brought him and the REDS the NL MVP.

VOTTO was 2nd in AVG with .324, 3rd in Homers and Runs batted in with 37 and 113. Also led National League in Slugging % with .600 and on-base % with .424.

The DEAL has said to cover all the remaining arbitration years VOTTO was to recieve if a deal was not done. The CORNERSTONE and building block of the REDS will be around for a few more years and the REDS and Skip Dusty BAKER couldn't be happier.

What did Miami HEAT Forward CHRIS BOSH say about an ankle he hurt in diving for a loose ball SATURDAY NIGHT in CHICAGO? Bosh was quoted as saying, " GUys need to watch where they are diving for loose balls beacuse players can seriuosly get hurt out there", WTF.................GUYS can get WHAT?......BOSH you sound like a B****....REALLY DAWG...........You make how much and a guy playing against you is making a hustle play and you say that S***........RILEY should VOID your DAMN contract out TODAY......I kniow this....he wouldn't be on the BLUEDUDE'S TEam anytime soon after that comment.......BOSH why don't you hustle harder and get there first and then you wouldn't have to worry about guys rolling on your ankle...........DAMN.........Soft as the other side of the pillow ....that BOSH Character.


IMAGINE this........LAmar ODOM taking a cheap shot at CLIPPERS Rookie Blake GRIFFIN because he is KILLING the LAKESHOW and L.O.............that's exactly whjat happened at the STAPLES CENTER on SUNDAY afternoon when the CLIPPERS came back from a medium deficit to the LAKESHOW the LAKERS Lamar ODOM resorted to a CHEAP SHOT on the CLIPS new Star Forward BLAKE GRIFFIN........because BLAKE BE KILLIN' Them......he be KILLIN' THEM.......YEAH....BLAKE be KILLIN' THEM...you heard the SONG

LOOK LAKERS....what the purple and gold need to do is find a concrete support system for KOBE so #24 doesn't have to do so DAMN much. Instead you have guys like LAMAR "SOMETIMES" ODOM who will resort to the things that are outside of getting a W......heck if LAMAR went after rebounds like he went after BLAKE #7 of the LAKESHOW would have had a bigger impact on the game and the LAKERS might have WON.......but instead they lost because of the ticky tack BS ODOM and ARTEST sometimes play to.

ODOM you are married....quit worrying about the NEW DUDE in LA getting his on and OFF the COURT.......HATIN' A**

The 4 players ejected Lakers ODOM and ARTEST....CLIPS......Baron DAVIS and GRIFFIN....LAKERS....Y'all some HATERS

Sunday, January 16, 2011

RAVEN blow a 14point lead to lose by 7 in PITTSBURGH.........the PACKERS bring sausage an cheese to the PARTY and the FALCONS didn't want to join them

Look........the BLUEDUDE being a HUGE STEELER FAN thought it was over when the STEELERS missed the FG to end the half........FF to the 2nd half did the RAVENS blow this game on purpose.......NEVER EVER seen this many Turnovers in a quarter in an NFL GAme in years.

The STEELERS and thge DEFNSE took over in the 2nd half particularly in the 3rd quarter to beat the RAVENS in STUNNING FASHION 31-24. Even the RAVENS looked shocked as the 3rd qtr was unfolding......they couldn't do anything right and the STEELERS did everything right on their way back into the game.

The RAVENS turned 2 fumbles by the STEELERS in the 1st half to score 14 points and that was the difference. The Second half rolled around the STEELERS forced turnover after turnover to get back into the game.

It all started when the RAVENS Running back RAY RICE, yeah the one flexing his muscles ll the F******* TIME Fumbled a pass catch early in the 3rd period and the STEELERS went to work fast to for BIG BEN to HEATH MILLER for a score 21-14 RAVENS.

On the Ensuing Ravens Possesion Joe FLACCo tried to go post sideline to TE Todd HEAP and was picked off by RYAN CLARK for another STEELERS possession.

This TIME BIG BEN found Hines WARD over the middle of the END ZONE for a score 21-21 and we have a ball game.

The STEELERS then uncovered a fumble caused by The RAVENS QB and CEnter to give the STEELERS another possession.....and the Black and yellow came away with a FG to go up 24-21.

The RAVENS tied it up with a little under 4 minutes to go ...and enough time for BIG BEN to do his magic and and get the
STEELERS out of a 3rd and 19 to a first and goal on a go pattern deep to rookie Antonio BROWN of Central MIchigan. Then on 3rd and goal RB Rashard MENDENHALL went in from about 1 yard to give the STEELERS a 31-24 lead and the victory.

Now the STEEL CURTAIN faces the NY Football JETS at HEINZ FIELD for the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME............JETS.....SLOW the TALK......we in the 'BURGH ain't buying none of that garbage.


PACKER at FALCONS in the BIRDCAGE.......simply put........We line up....you line up....and we will see what happened.....and what happened was a PACKERS 48-21 slapdown of th DIrty BIRDS and the BIRDCAGE never looked so quiet.......WOW.......the best tailgating in the NFL....was ruined because the HOME TEAM didn't bring their big boy outfits to the game like the PACKERS.

The PACKERS QB Aaron RODGERS was throwing the PIGSKIN like he was closing a 9 inning MLB WORLD SERIES. The FALCONS Defense had no chance at shutting down one of the Premier QB'S in the game and the BEARS will try their hat at it a 3rd time in the WINDY CITY.

QB MATT RYAN and the FALCONS Offense could not get over the hump and that pass with 10 seconds to go in the 1st half from the other hash mark for a pick 6 was DOOM for the DIRTY BIRDS........i mean DOOM........like T.I. in a MAYBACH with wifey.

FALCONS FANS thats what you get for coming out with them fake red towels....i could see POSTERS and signs....but TOWELS....the FOOTBALL GODS don't like COPYCATS.

As for the PACKERS DEFENSE.......GOOD LUCK Bears QB Jay CYTLER....GOOD LUCK......BEARS FANS know that they BAD Jay could be in the STADIUM at any possesssion.

JETS and RYAN talk the TALK and smash the PATRIOTS in Foxboro...BEARS do what they need to do vs 8-9 SEAHAWKS

They were talking all week......the media was saying be careful what you wish for JETS......REX RYAN said it was BELICHEK vs HIM and nothing else.....BELICHEK shot back and said no I won't be putting on the PADS but he might be.......SHHHHHHHHHHH.....PATS..........SHHHHHHHHHHH.......JETS win 28-21 in convincing fashion....now what?

The NEW YORK Football jets use a nice 1-2 PUNCH Running Game and a Precise PAssing game led by 2 castoffs and Superb Wide outs in Santonio HOLMES and Braylon EDWARDS to take it right to the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS....LITERALLY SPEAKING.

The JETS seem confident all week that the 45-7 Fiasco that happened on December 6th will not happen again. The PATRIOTS all week were confident that their Coach and thier Scheme will out do anything JETS will come with on SUNDAY.

FAST FORWARD..............THE JETS took it to them from Jumpstreet and never looked back as they cruise to a 28-21 win as the NETWORKS and most of the NFL Ananlysts are wrong again......LOOK.........It's the NFL......Forget ANYGIVEN SUNDAY.......how bout......The 3rd time you play a team I guarantee it will not be the same outcome as before......GUARANTEE.

BELICHEK and his team was so confident that all week he was thinking there is no chance for them to beat me at the BIG RAZOR BLADE with TOM TERRIFFIC and my new DEFENSE.

That was his downfall.......his Defense was not as good as HIS Offense getting them points early in games and then they BLITZING and creating HAVOC all over the field with big leads. Now when the game was tight versus the JETS they simply NUTTED UP.......on themselves.

Now the stage is set for the J-E-T-S to travel to the 'BURGH once again to beat the MIGHTY STEELERS an you think beating MANNING and BRADY back to back was a feat.....meet the best in the BUSINESS in crucial moments in the game......BIG BEN ROETHLISBERGER.

The BEARS did what they had to do in "BEARS WEATHER"....yeah asked the PATRIOTS about that WEATHER.......the SEAHAWKS had no chance like I called it.....and the BEARS made quick work of the HAWKS by mixing it up with Throws to the Tight end , the wideouts, and the backs.

Jay CUTLER did his best MIKE VICK Impression by rushing for 2 td's himself as SEAHAWKS QB Matt HASSLEBACK and his OFfense had no shot on this day.

Now we go back to the last SUNDAY NIGHT Game of the YEAR and the BEARS could have knocked the PACKERS out of the PLAYOFFS.......now LOOK........QB Aaron RODGERS and his group are playing at a high level and the BEARS Offense is much improved .......so we will see......as this is the BIGGEST BEARS vs PACKERS Game maybe ever........WINNER onto DALLAS for the Super BOWL.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

'MELO Mega Deal to go down in the middle of the week.........Here are the MAJOR Players in Deal...and some sticking points to the back end of the deal.

MY Sources are reporting that the CARMELO ANTHONY MEGA DEAL will most certainly go down in the middle of the upcoming week.

Here are the Major players in the Deal:

1. 3 Teams involved are the NETS, NUGGETS, AND PISTONS

2. NJ would get Carmelo and Mr. Big SHOT CHauncey BILLUPS along with other players

3. NETS then sending 2010 1st round pick Derrick Favors and 2 future 1st round PICKS to DENVER

4. Detroit would send Rip Hamilton to the NETS

5. Troy MURPHY going to the Motor City as well with other players in exchange for RIP to NETS

The Only sticking point after the deal is done is this......CAN THE NETS CONVINCE CARMELO TO SIGN AN EXTENSION TO STAY WITH THE NETS AS he will have a descent lineup to play with right now in Chauncey at the 1, RIP at the 2, and 'MELO at the three.

The only drawback is that the NETS play in a TOP HEAVY Conference that features pretty young nuclues'.......in the BULLS, MAGIC, sand HEAT.

The one positive with the NETS is that they move to BROOKLYN in 2013 Season...that's huge for 'MELO and potential free agents.

It's RYAN vs BELICHEK.....BRADY vs SANCHEZ...or is it the BRASH Talking JETS vs the BUSINESS-like PATRIOTS....Who Wins?

After getting blown out on DECEMBER 6th in FOXBORO who would've thunk it that the NY FOOTBALL JETS would return for another trip to FOXBORO to FACE BRADY and the PATRIOTS.

This isn't a matchup of BELICHEK vs RYAN like the JETS Head Coach alluded to earlier in the wee...it's about the guys on the field and the game plan and scheme that the 2 teams have put together.

Not a lot will change over a course of a month in the NFL as far as what one team will do and the other team will do. Both the JETS and PATS know each other well enough to say we know what's coming ....can you stop it?

A little over 24 hours until game time we will know exactly what's happening as the JETS go through the media and the PATS just keep their mouths shut and wait for SUNDAY.

THE AFC Divisional Breakdown for SUNDAY'S Game:

SUNDAY JANUARY 16TH, 2011
430PM ET
GILLETTE STADIUM FOXBORO MASSACHUSETTS

NFL OFFENSIVE RANKINGS FOR THE GAME:

JETS

351.0 Total YPG
202.6 Pass YPG
148.4 Rush YPG
22.9 PPG
39.6% 3rd down conversion

PATRIOTS

363.8 Total YPG
240.4 Pass YPG
123.3 Rush YPG
32.4 PPG
48.2% 3rd down conversion

The 3 stats the stick out right away........the JETS Running Attack at almost 150 ypg is only 2nd to the KC Chiefs and if the JETS can run the ball effectively an keep BRADY and Company off the FIELD...the PATS will be in BIG TROUBLE.

The PATRIOTS on the other hand are averaging 32 plus points per game #1 in the NFL and an amazing 48 plus % conversion on 3rd downs. This tells the BLUEDUDE 2 things.....in the RED ZONE the PATS are MONEy and on 3rd down we are probably 3 rd and short a lot and we will move the chains all day to wear down your defense.

Something will have to give offensively...both team will not be effective on SUNDAY.

NFL DEFENSIVE Rankings for the Game:

JETS

291.5 Total YPG
200.6 Pass YPG
90.9 Rush YPG
19.0 Points allowed
37% 3rd down conversion

PATRIOTS

366.5 Total YPG
258.5 Pass YPG
108.0 Rush YPG
19.6 Points allowed
47.1% 3rd down conversion

The JETS have the Lockdown Corners but can they put a pass rush that must come up the middle to get Tom TERRIFIC. You know CORNERS are only as good as your pass rush...right. The BIGGEST flaw of the PATS is giving up 3rd down conversion at almost a 50% clip....if the NY Football JETS can get it on the ground......the PATS will be in a heap of Poodle BOMBS....for real....and you know what those look like.

After all the analysis it's just football....the JETS and PATS know what they have to do to neutralize each other and also be effective....it will be closer than you think.

WINNER: JETS 20-17......JETS put 175 yards on the ground

Thursday, January 13, 2011

SEAHAWKS at BEARS for a trip to the NFC Championship........It will be up to the QB'S.....HASSLEBACK and CUTLER to make PLAYS

The BEARS try to avenge a loss earlier in the season at the hands of the SEAHAWKS in SOLDIER FIELD for a chance to play in the NFC Championship Game next week.

Both teams are vastly different than they were the last time these 2 teams met in CHI CITY. The SEAHAWKS have a Running Game you have to account for in Marshawn LYNCH and a veteran QB with plenty of playoff experience in Matt HASSLEBACK.

The BEARS looked as though they have fixed their Offensive Line Woes to keep QB Jay CUTLER upright and very effective in Mike MARTZ'S Offense. The BEARS Defense has also been a huge factor in a bend but don't break Hybrid Tampa 2.

The Game will ultimately come down to who puts the ball on the ground more and which Defense steps up to stop the others Offense.

Let's weigh-in on some of the key stats Offensively and Defensively:

SUNDAY JANUARY 16, 2011
1PM ET
SOLDIER FIELD CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

The NFL Offensive Rankings for both team:

SEAHAWKS

297.8 Total YPG
208.8 Pass YPG
89.0 Rush YPG
19.4 PPG
35.5% 3rd down conversion

BEARS

289.4 Total YPG
188.4 Pass YPG
101.0 Rush YPG
20.9 PPG
32.8 3rd down conversion

Looking at these STATS the SEAHAWKS look like they have an advantage...but going up against the BEARS Defense will be harder for them than the BEARS going up against the HAWKS Defense. CUTLER and HASSLEBACK can't turnover the BALL......which ever one does...will lose the game. BEARS need 60-40 Run to PASS and if they get that....Advantage BEARS.

THE NFL DEFENSIVE Rankings for both TEAMS:

SEAHAWKS

368.6 Total YPG Allowed
249.6 Pass YPG
118.9 Rush YPG
25.4 PPG
39.5% 3rd down conversion

BEARS

314.3 Total YPG Allowed
224.2 Pass YPG
90.1 Rush YPG
17.9 PPG
34.7% 3rd down conversion

The MONSTERS of the MIDWAY clearly have the advantage here and if the SEAHAWKS can't run the ball with Justin FORSETT or Marshawn LYNCH.....it will be doom for the HAWKS. SEAHAWKS must keep BEARS in 3rd and long in order to stifle MIKE MARTZ'S Offensive Approach....if they can't...the HAWKS will get an L...for sure.

WINNER: DA BEARS...just way too much DEFENSE for the HAWKS and HASSLEBACK

NOTE*****Word to Pete CARROLL......this isn't SC vs WASHINGTON STATE....so put your ego aside and don't kick ....i mean this......don't kick to #23 DEVIN HESTER of Rivera Beach FLORIDA by way of the U in CORAL GABLES.....you will lose at least once.....trust me.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

KING JAMES tweets about CAVS.....2011 SLAM DUNK CHAMP..GRIFFIN....Who else?...HEAT and BULLS Saturday....NBA Trade DEADLINE 42 days and Counting

CRIME SCENE........Los Angeles California....an UNKNOWN HOTEL and STAPLES CENTER

Man KARMA is a B**** ain't it....King JAMES just happened to be in Los ANGELES last night as his HEAT are waiting to play the CLIPPERS on Wednesday at STAPLES....but guess who was playing at STAPLES on Tuesday as the HEAT WATCHED......The CAVS...and they were hammered like a Sophomore B Team at STAPLES...112-57....that is not a made up score.....REAL TALK.....and KING JAMES tweeted this after the game....." KARMA is a B**** isn't it" that tweets for you know who and its time to sell the CAVS if you can.......FATHEAD Man.

CRIME SCENE........NBA Headquarters.......SECAUCUS New JERSEY.....an Office ...I guess...or boardroom

The SPRITE 2011 NBA Dunk Contest has four contestants......Blake GRIFFIN of the Clip JOINT.....Brandon JENNINGS of the "FEAR the DEER" Soapy Fame, Serge IBAKA of the O K Coral THUNDER (DURANT not included), and Javale McGEE of the DC WIZARDS who play at the PHONE BOOTH....VERIZON CENTER in D.C.....one question...WHAT in the name of SPALDING NBA Oranges put this BOGUS S*** together. This is a one pony show and if BLAKE doesn't miss a dunk......who else is going to win......BRANDON " GUMBY" JENNINGS...HECKY NAW JOE....man you just hope all 4 dunkers don't miss 30 dunks like BIRDMAN and kryptoNATE did the last couple of years. MAn I still have the 3-POINT Shoot-out...but damn...really.....where is WESTBROOK....D ROSE....MONTA......NBA.....PUT SOME S*** Together that has substance....PLEASE...thank you.....da BLUEDUDE

CRIME SCENE.........CHI-CITY.....WEST SIDE STORIES.......UNITED CENTER

Now it's time to MEET and GREET the HEAT and the BULLS together on the same court. This one on any other night is must-see TV but with the NFL doing it's best....we will go PRIMETIME and dare you to go against us...the HEAT and BULLS have major company.....Still the PLOT thickens just to see not only how these 2 top teams in the EAST matchup....but for BOTH it's a huge measuring stick to see how close or how far apart the 2 teams are at challenging the GREEN TEAM and the O MAGIC for EASTERN Conference Supremacy.....OH...and if you are CHI-TOWN on Saturday......D WADE is throwing his Birthday Bash a an unknown Hotel after they get their BACKSIDE handed to them......GO BULLS......DERRICK "POOH" ROSE for MAYOR of the WINDY CITY.....well NBA MVP

SOON to BE CRIME SCENES......in unknown NBA CITIES NEAR YOU.....the NBA TRADE DEADLINE

About roughly 40 some odd days away.......who will be staying? and who will be going?.....ASK Yourself.....some big names have surfaced of late like.....STEVE NASH.....GRANT HILL......"MELO ANTHONY.....RIP HAMILTON......DEVIN HARRIS.......CHAUNCEY BILLUPS....all these guys can help about 2 teams in the WEST and about 4-5 teams in the EAST. Look for NASH to go to the KNICKS or MAGIC...."MELO, Mr. BIG SHOT, and RIP to go to NETS as Owner PROHKOROV is sticking to his NBA CHAMPIONSHIP (this year or next) Declaration at the NBA DRAFT LOTTERY last summer.....and I am sticking with STOLI not ABSOLUT....and DEVIN HARRIS to NUGGETS...and GRABT HILL to KNICKS or BULLS...that's the BLUEDUDE'S Story and I am sticking to it.

MORE CRIME SCENES to come.....ITS SPORTS.....and it's no ORDINARY LOVE....right SADE

ALSO.......Word around the WATER COOLER is the CAVS found out that LEBRON and the HEAT were in the SAME HOTEL in Los ANGELES as they were and the CAVS checked out and went to another HOTEL...LOOK CAVS......you might as well chill with him....because you see him an the HEAT at least 2 more times.....an what are you going to do then......run.....or put up another HALF A HUNDO.....BUMS...CAVS your fate is sealed like the BROWNS, INDIANS, CLEVELAND STATE, ROCK AND ROLL MUSEUM, and LAKE ERIE.

PACK QB Aaron RODGERS and DIRTY BIRDS QB Matty ICE RYAN set to do BATTLE in the BIRDCAGE in A T L.....DEFENSE will play a major factor in this one.

For the PACKERS sake looking at the weather in ATL they probably wish this game was played at old FULTON COUNTY Stadium but then the PACK would be facing the likes of Billy "WHITE SHOES" Johnson, William Andrews, QB Steve Bartkowski, and a FRESH out of FLORIDA STATE....PRIME TIME....NEON DEION Sanders.

But Fast Forward to the Georgia DOME, aka the BIRDCAGE the BLUEDUDE Calls it, as there will be no weather forecast for this one as we go indoors on a fast track in ATLANTA.

QB MAtt RYAN rallied the FALCONS over the PACK in Week 12 to let the NFC Conference know that the 2011 NFC Playoffs have to come through us and rightfully so. The FALCONS have almost been unbeatable in the DOME and the only loss was a 3 point loss to Division rival and Defending World Champion New Orleans SAINTS. But the FALCONS come in at a robust 13-3 having only loss to all of the state of Pennsylvania and the aforementioned SAINTS. They are playing at a high level and the DIRTY BIRDS Defense is better than you think.

Since then though the PACKERS have put together some nice but close victories and have been playing Playoff Football since they left ATL in Week 12 with the Loss. And before QB Aaron RODGERS and the O was clicking on all cylinders it has been Defensive Coordinator Dom CAPERS and that dynamic 3-4 with monster OLB Clay MATTHEWS doing some real damage coming off the edge.

Pencil that front seven with the likes of All-World CB Charles "I rep FREMONT OHIO in case you didn't know by way of Ann ARBOR " WOODSON and Safety Nick COLLINS, the PACKERS Defense might be just as formidable if not more formidable than both the STEELERS and RAVENS at this point. And they played a tough BEARS team on the last night of the season to get in and they took apart the EAGLES last week and an explosive MIKE VICK and DeSEAN JACKSON Offense to win at the LINC. So playing on the road for the PACK means nothing at this point. the only thing that might slow down the PACK is that mid-JANUARY Snowstorm out of nowhere.

So on to the GAME as we weigh-in on the VITALS:

SATURDAY JANUARY 15, 2011
8PM ET
GEORGIA DOME aka the BIRDCAGE

The OFFENSIVE Ranks for the PACK and DIRTY BIRDS

PACKERS

358.1 Total YPG
257.8 Pass YPG
100.4 Rush YPG
24.2 PPG
41.5% 3rd down Conversion

FALCONS

341.1 Total YPG
222.9 Pass YPG
118.2 Rush YPG
25.9 PPG
46.7% 3rd down Conversion

The edge for the PACK is the PASSING GAme of Rodgers to Driver, Jennings, or Jones. So the FALCONS Secondary of Grimes, Robinson, Moore, and DeCOUD need to be on their game because the AIR ATTACK is coming.

On the flipside the PACKERS know they must stop Michael "BURNER" TURNER and the FALCONS Running Attack so that MATTY ICE'S play action won't be as effective. Because if Big Fella gets to rolling downhill to the 2nd level all night the FALCONS will win going away.

The DEFENSIVE Ranks for the PACK and DIRTY BIRDS

PACKERS

309.1 Total YPG
194.2 Pass YPG
114.9 Rush YPG
15.0 PPG
36.2% 3rd Down Conversion

FALCONS

332.4 Total YPG
226.6 PAss YPG
105.9 Rush YPG
18.0 PPG
39.3 % 3rd Down Conversion

The PACKERS have the edge in the Secondary and points allowed which directly correlates to MATTY ICE having to make crucial plays and a lot of them in order for the FALCONS to win if they can't run the ball effectively.

The Front 4 of Babineaux and Abraham are going to be a problem for the PACKERS O-LINE and they must contain them. The BIRDS also have a very underrated secondary with hard-hitting safeties....RODGERS needs to be on his P's and Q's.

This game will come down to McCARTHY and SMITH...which teams makes the proper on the fly adjustments during the game....and if it comes down to game management.....SMITH and the FALCONS will win......McCARTHY in a few games this year has looked uncomfortable in key situations during the season.

WINNER: PACKERS........RODGERS and those WIDEOUTS deem to be too much for the DIRTY BIRDS.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WHO ELSE would you want to see?.......RAVENS at HEINZ FIELD to move on to the AFC Championship GAME....WHO Wins?....Lets take a closer look.

The STEELERS knew all along who they were eventually going to have to play in the PLAYOFFS...and it wasn't TOM BRADY either......it's the BALTIMORE RAVENS and RAY LEWIS.

After the RAVENS made SLOW WORK of the Kansas City CHIEFS........they were also looking to play the STEELERS.......hey RAVENS.....Be careful what you wish for...seriously.

The 2 games this year in the regular season have been decided by a total of 6 points. With both teams winning on the opponents field.

Ravens QB Joe FLACCO trying to make a name for himself and you do that by winning in the playoffs and ultimately winning the Super Bowl......last time the BLUEDUDE looked ...the RING is the THING.......no doubt.

Big BEN Roethlisberger has yet to lose to the RAVENS in the PLAYOFFS and if it comes down to the STEELERS having to go down the field in the last minutes of the game...the RAVENS will be burn up.....ALREADY.

SATURDAY JANUARY 15, 2011
430PM ET

Both of these DEFENSES are TOP SHELF like a fine SPIRIT.....so let's look at the defensive numbers for the season:

RAVENS

318.9 total ypg given up
224.9 Pass YPG
93.9 Rush YPG

STEELERS

276.8 total ypg given up
214.1 Pass YPG
62.8 Rush YPG

The STEELERS almost lead in every Defensive Category and if the RAVENS do not establish the run with RICE and McGAHEE they will lose falling away. On the OTHER HAND the RAVENS Defense has looked up to snuff of late. A late season defensive lapse had the RAVENS looking uneasy and aging on Defense but they have found a way to round up the ponies and get it done in the last few weeks.

The STEELERS know they have to get WALLACE DEEP behind Ed REED and the RAVENS Secondary and use their young weapons of Sanders and Brown to give Big BEN more targets the RAVENS have to account for.

Offensively the TEAMS almost mirror each other with the STEELERS getting a slight edge in all 3 categories:

RAVENS
322.9 Total ypg
208.4 Pass YPG
114.4 Rush YPG


STEELERS
345.3 Total ypg
225.1 Pass YPG
120.3 Rush YPG

The Big Picture is this...can JOE FLACCO make enough plays downfield to offset the RAVENS running game and keep the STEELERS Linebackers at BAY?.........and can Big BEN move the BALL on the RAVENS at will with some new found weapons and a new beast of a running back in MENDENHALL?...Only time will tell but the winner will be the one who can impose their will on the other team first.

WINNER: STEELERS 27-10 as BEN and the O become too much for an aging RAVENS Defense

CUBS have had a quiet off-season with limited capital.....but adding PENA and GARZA gives CUBS a little hope for 2011

The CHICAGO CUBS have had a pretty quiet off-season compared to the usual suspects in free agency and winter meetings. But the 2011 team will have somewhat of a different look and CUBS Brass and CUBS FANS should be optimistic that the CUBS have tried to make the necessary changes in order to start building a Division winner.

The changes or additions start at First Base with Tampa RAYS Free agent CARLOS PENA who the CUBS inked to a $10 million one year deal. Which should ease the void left by Derrek LEE. Pena will probably hit behind "ARAM" Aramis RAMIREZ. That should give the CUBS some flexibilty no matter who they are facing...a righty or a lefty.

Just recently the NORTHSIDERS add another RAYS player in Bulldog Pitcher Matt GARZA. Garza brings with him Outfielder Fernando PEREZ and left-handed pithcher Zachary Rosscup.

One has to give the RICKETTS Family a little credit for giving GM Jim HENDRY a little flexibilty in a cap that is already well spent for the 2011 Season.

The Opening DAY Starting Lineup at a glance should look like this:

CF Marlon BYRD
SS Sterling CASTRO
LF ALfonso SORIANO
3B Aramis RAMIREZ
1B Carlos PENA
RF Tyler COLVIN
C Giovanny SOTO
2B Blake DeWITT
P Ryan DEMPSTER

RF Kosuke FUKODOME might start and probably will in front of COLVIN.

Not a bad lineup considering the limited movement the CUBBIES had in the Off-Season.

The Pitching Staff is above average if they can ever get BIG Z Carlos ZAMBRANO moving in the right direction.

1 Ryan DEMPSTER
2 Matt GARZA
3 Carlos ZAMBRANO
4 Carlos SILVA
5 Randy WELLS

The BULLPEN will be lead by CLOSER
Carlos MARMOL

Set up men
Kerry WOOD
Sean MARSHALL

This lineup should finish in the middle of the pack in the NL Central......the CUBS know they have much work ahead of them....but don't give up on the 2011 CUBBIES.......anything can happen.....ANYTHING

AUBURN wins Nat'l Championship and finishes #1....TCU finishes 13-0 and #2.......Final COLLEGE Football AP POLL

AUBURN turns back the DUCKS of OREGON to win the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP and like always the only other undefeated team the TCU Horned FROGS cry out an imperfect system.

I think what they should do is the last 2 teams at the top of the POLLS should play at a neutral site within a 2 week period of the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Game....maybe that will solve some matters.

The LAST AP College Football POLL of the SEASON with the TIGERS of AUBURN getting Most of the 1st place votes:

1. AUBURN (56) 14-0 2 Junior College players in Newton and Fairley lead them to the top.

2. TCU (1) 13-0 Now they are right there with TEXAS as the 2 Best teams in the Lone Star State

3. OREGON 12-1 Look all the NIKES a student-athlete wants and now national recruiting for the Quack Attack

4. STANFORD 12-1 The best news LUCK will be back and Coach Harbaugh back in the area.....to Coach 9ERS

5. OHIO STATE 12-1 PYROR suspended first 5 games of next season...Hello BRAXTON MILLER the truth

6. OKALAHOMA 12-2 QB Landry JONES back in the WAGON....lose MURRAY and BROYLES....will reload for sure

7. WISCONSIN 11-2 Lose RB CLAY but other Star RB a FRESHMAN......BADGERS will be a force in the Big 10

8. LSU 11-2 LES MILES is staying.......and the TIGERS have a top class coming in an talent on Depth Chart

9. BOISE STATE 12-1 Coach Peterson says no to STANFORD...WOW.....BRONCOS a national PROGRAM

10. ALABAMA 10-3 will lose Jrs. INGRAM, Julio JONES, and Marcell DAREUS.....still loaded......need QB

11. NEVADA 13-1 WOLFPACK beat BOISE STATE but lost to HAWAII....WAC Football...I guess

12. ARKANSAS 10-3 QB MALLETT leaving......Speed everywhere.....need QB to fill BIG TEX'S Shoes

13. OKLAHOMA STATE 11-2 WR Junstin BLACKMON and RB Kendall HUNTER a BIG 12 Secret

14. MICHIGAN STATE 11-2 Disappointing in Bowl Game.....will miss MLB and All-American Greg JONES

15. MISSISSIPPI STATE COACH MULLINS has everybody believing in STARKSVILLE..including himself

16. VIRGINIA TECH 11-3 As long as BEAMER BALL is in the BUILDING.All-Americans and ACC CROWNS

17. FLORIDA STATE 10-4 Jimbo FISHER gets a thumbs up......now welcome James WILDER II from Plant Fl Top 10 HS Stud

18. MISSOURI 10-3 The TIGERS are definitely building a steady program in COLUMBIA and the BIG 12

19. TEAXAS A&M 9-4 Will miss OLB Von MILLER...but is the original 12th MAN back...c'mon College STATION

20. NEBRASKA 10-4 As long as QB Taylor MARTINEZ stays put Bo PELINI and BIG RED will be just fine

CONGRATS to the AUBURN TIGERS who started the season at #22 and went all the way to the top undefeated in the toughest confrence in the lAND..............THE SEC

LSU MILES staying put in BATON ROUGE......BELICHEK tell PATS Players let JETS talk......BOLTS Coordinator RIVERA finally becomes Head COACH

As the BLUEDUDE reported yesterday that LSU Head Football Coach LES MILES was a done deal to become the next COACH at UM Ann Arbor........PUT THE BRAKES ON.....After MILES looked closely at the situation the WOLVERINES Roster was probably so bad that he told himself, " SELF you can't leave a top SEC Program that has more big-time recruits coming in under your watch for that BS at Michigan".

Currently MILES has 2 top 25 overall recruits in High Schools in Louisiana signed, sealed, and delivered. A Coach with any sense can't leave that type of PROGRAM to start at the bottom with a PROGRAM in a MAJOR Conference.

GOOD MOVE the "MAD HATTER" Coach MILES

WOW imagine this the JETS players going after the PATRIOTS in the media.......NEVER Seen this before........OH!......And Head Coach Rex RYAN telling everyone in the NY Media it's HIM vs Belichek and that's it.

As though the JETS didn't learn their lesson about a month ago when BRADY and Belichek, not on ACTIVE ROSTER, slayed the JETS and made the whole JETS fan BASE think," DAMN, Same old JETS". And now they get a win over a depleted COLTS Squad and beat MANNING and they are on the top of the mountain.

JETS..........Be careful what you wish for......BRADY is average and Belichek is descent and neither one has any Super Bowl RINGS.....YEAH RIGHT.......and MERCEDES BENZ took the DAMN BENZ LOGO off of all their cars and put BMW LOGOS......JETS ......Y'ALL aren't that bright are you?.....Don't get hammered again since it's playtime in the media J-E-T-S BUMS BUMS BUMS.

Finally after interviewing for years and a supposedly leading candidate on a lot of NFL Head Coaching JOBS.....BOLTS Defensive Coordinator Ron RIVERA will get his shot at coaching the CAROLINA PANTHERS this upcoming season.

Recently RIVERA led the NFL'S #1 Overall Defense the CHARGERS as their defensive coordinator and has done outstanding work wherever he has worked with stops in CHICAGO and PHILADELPHIA before San DIEGO.

Good LUCK RIVERA like most excellent coordinators in the NFL....you got the KEYS to a new car.....LET'S GET IT ROLLING in the RIGHT Direction now.

NUGGETS reluctantly sending their FRANCHISE Player EAST as he wishes.......in a huge NBA BLOCKBUSTER Deal....involving 3-teams...centered around 'MELO

The NUGGETS are trying their best to get the most out of trading their franchise piece in Forward CARMELO ANTHONY and possibly Chauncey BILLUPS in a 15 player 3-team trade involving the NETS and the PISTONS.

'MELO has stated from this summer that he won't sign a 3-year $65 million extension the NUGGETS posed to him last summer which got the ball rolling to either trade him now an get something for him or lose him and get what you don't want in return.

At least for the NUGGETS they control the whole situation as far as where 'MELO ends up. 'MELO did release a statement earlier in the day saying ," that it's unfortunate his teammate PG Chauncey BILLUPS' name has been all over the paper and in all these 'MELO trade rumors as well.

Chauncey hails from Denver, Colorado and was a High School star at George Washington HS in Denver, where he was also a McDONALD's All-AMerican Player and later starred at the University of Colorado BOULDER.

The AGENT for CARMELO is super agent LEON ROSE, who also has clients such as Chris PAUL, RIP Hamilton, and LeBRON James. So to see 'MELO and RIP going to the HUDSON RIVER lets you know that maybe ROSE has his mitts all over this deal.

Now the NETS are trying to get right into the middle of the pack in the east if they can get 'MELO, RIP, and MR. Big SHOT in one fell swoop.....that would be magnificent for the NETS who are about 2-3 seasons away from moving to Brooklyn.

Stay tuned for this deal which should be done in a matter of 24 -48 hours. The one sticking point for the NETS is the 4 years $28 million left on Forward BABY Al HARRINTON'S Contract.......the NETS might as well pick it up if they want 'MELO to save BROOKLYN.

The First Time he said NO....this time LSU Head Coach LES MILES interviewed with the MAIZE and BLUE Monday...and it looks like a done deal

A few years ago the "MAD HATTER" LSU Head Coach Les MILES was coming off a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Year with the TIGERS of LSU and UM Ann Arbor was looking for a coach......he said no.

Now with the seat getting hotter and the wins still piling up for MILES at LSU some want him gone and you probably won't have to say it twice........MILES interviewed with the MAIZE and BLUE on MONDAY...and reportedly if offered the JOB ...he will take it.

Didn't the BLUEDUDE tell you last week that the WOLVERINES need to get back to MAIZE and BLUE Football.......well this is the man who will put the WOLVERINES back where they belong...on TOP.

This process will not happen overnight and will take time but I think for the most part the WOLVERINES got this one right.

Coach MILES and his wife are both graduates of MICHIGAN and met there while LES was on the football team there. So Michigan is a special place for He and his family and also a special place to coach........RICH ROD.......all that spread BULL****.......go somewhere else with that DAWG.

For some reason the goo folk at LSU want MILES gone well a good portion of them......that's ludicrous and absurd....all the guy does is win....but in this thing we call the BCS.....a lot of these coaches are a victim of their own success...really...and he is one of them.....like soon to be counterpart Jim TRESSEL of the OHIO STATE University is...........ALUM and FANS appreciate these guys...they are some of the best at what they do.......ask ILLINOIS.

Monday, January 10, 2011

AUBURN WINS........but it wasn't CAM NEWTON.......it was Defensive Tackle Nick FAIRLEY and the DEFENSE coming up big to stop QUACK ATTACK

All the Big-Time Players come out when the lights are brightest. You knew the National Championship GAME of College Football was going to have bring a lot of theatre...right. You also thought QB Cam NEWTON was going to be in the middle of the THEATRE and that was a given. Or if the DUCKS were to do damage it was the LaMICHEAL JAMES show...right.

Enter the Big FELLAS who crashed the party from the AUBURN WAR EAGLES.......All-America Defensive Tackle Nick Fairley and his group just out muscled and out hustled the DUCKS in every category to control the game from the onset to win a close on in Glendale Arizona 22-19.

The Game was won in the trenches and the DUCKS o-LINE and Defensive Line to a man were giving up a lot of POUNDS and that showed as the game wore on. OREGON'S Defense uses speed over actual size which works in the PAC-10.....Fast FORWARD all that to playing an SEC giant and you have MASS and SPEED and they just seem to dominate the other conferences when it comes to playing in these BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Games.

Hats off to one AUBURN HEAD COACH Gene CHizik you have made Sir CHARLES BARKELY proud. And to the AUBURN Athletic Department for sticking with QB Cam NEWTON after all the scrutiny for the "Play for Pay" Scam his father CECIL was running behind CAM'S Back.

And last but not least the NCAA for doing its due diligence over the CAM NEWTON SAGA and ruling in favor of the Student-athlete....AWESOME.

And to the STATE of ALABAMA.....2010 NAtional Champs 'BAMA...now 2011 CHAMPS the TIGERS of the PLAINS in AUBURN.

To DUCKS COACH KELLY and his bunch.....you were the best in the west now you are laid to rest on this night.............GO WAR EAGLES

FINALLY.....the BCS NATIONAL Championship GAME....Auburn TIGERS vs Oregon DUCKS.....from Glendale Arizona...KEY MATCH-UPS

AS though you College Football or Pro Football FANS forgot by now....there is one more college game left...and this one for all the marbles.......the BCS NAT'L Championship from Glendale ARIZONA....featuring the TIGERS of Auburn Alabama and the DUCKS of the UNIVERSITY of Oregon.

I still don't know why.......OK......I do....for College Football to drag this game over the 1st of the year to the 10th of JANUARY when the focus for football fans is clearly on the NFL PLAYOFFS.

I know the NCAA wants the RATINGS and their CASH but to have a game this late they might as well call it the COLLEGE Super BOWL...RIGHT.

Anyway let bygones be bygones and let's get it on in the desert for the right to be called BCS National Champion.

Enough trash talk has evolved of late between the 2 teams....heck....what else is there to do since the last time these 2 teams played was early December. Guys get tired of hitting their Teammates and trash talking with their own in the midst of a 40-plus day wait to hit the other team.

Two of the best 2010 College Football players will be on display in this....LaMICHAEL JAMES, a 5'9" firecracker of a running back from TEXARKANA, TEXAS and CAMERON NEWTON, a 6'6" 250lb plus QB that is a bigger MIKE VICK, from COLLEGE PARK, GEORGIA.

Take these 2 fabulous players out and you have 2 of the most prolific and dynamic offenses in DIVISION 1-A and sub-par Defenses to boot even though the DUCKS Defense is the better defense . Something has to give and it will come down to who wins the turnover battle and whose defense can stop the others offense.

Let's look at the rankings of these 2 teams out of 120 FBS schools:

AUBURN 13-0, 8-0 SEC

210.5 Pass Ypg 67th 287.2 Rushing Ypg 5th 42.7 PPG for 4th 24.5 Against 54th

OREGON 12-0, 9-0 PAC-10

233.7 Pass Ypg 49th 303.8 Rushing Ypg 3rd 49.3 PPG for 1st 18.4 Against 12th

Looking at these numbers Oregon has an astonishing 30-plus plus point margin of victory to Auburn's 18-plus point margin of victory.

The GAME will be one up front with the BIG BOYS....who can impose their will on the other team and dominant the time of possession....that will be the key.

WINNER: AUBURN TIGERS and CAM NEWTON...too much CAM

Sunday, January 9, 2011

RAVENS handle CHIEFS at ARROWHEAD....PACKERS get help from AKERS...SAINTS forgot about HASSLEBACK...and JETS get to MANNING at LUCAS

The 2011 NFL WILD CARD Round went as expected but a one team put both feet down and caught the DEFENDING Super BOWL Champs off guard and now the SAINTS are going home.

The SAINTS went to SEATTLE for one thing you would think....WIN...and move on......except they forgot to PLAY from start to finish and the SEAHWAKS and QB Matt HASSLEBACK were more than ready for the cause as the SEAHAWKS Offense stepped on the gas and never let up.

SAINTS Coach Sean PAYTON and his staff only have themselves to blame as the SAINTS looked as though they were going to go to Seattle and the HAWKS were going to lay down and give them this one. You have heard it before.....ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY.....in this case....ANY GIVEN SATURDAY.......you can be had...especially in the NFL.

Now the DEFENDING Super Bowl CHAMPS and COACHES have all off-season to think about what happened as they will watch the rest of the PLAYOFFS from New Orleans.

The SEAHAWKS move on now to face the BEARS in a rematch from earlier this season in which the SEAHAWKS won in SOLDIER Field.

The other SATURDAY Game saw the COLTS and JETS Defenses slug it out for 4 quarters in a game that featured a war upfront with the big boys. The JETS used a punishing ground attack and a mix of play action in the 2nd half to get in stride and the COLTS and MANNING used an array of draws and screens along with the vertical game to get loose in the 2nd half as well.

And as one would think it came down to the kicking game and both kickers fared well but Nick Folk hit the game-winner with :02 seconds on the game clock after Colts Kicker Adam VINATEIRI hit what COLTS players and fans thought was the winner with :56 Seconds remaining in the game to put the COLTS up 16-14.

On the ensuing kickoff it was Cornerback Antonio Cromartie who ran the kick back some 50 yards to put the JETS right back close to FOLK'S FG Range and QB Mark SANCHEZ and the JETS ground attack did the rest to get in good enough range for FOLK to put up the FG and a JETS victory 17-16.

AS ESPN College FOOTBALL Analyst REECE DAVIS would say, " YOU MUST BE SOUND IN THE KICKING GAME", and the COLTS let that one get by them and it cost them dearly.

JETS now take on the PATRIOTS after an embarrassing Sunday NIGHT Showing a month or so ago where the PATS just took them to the WOOD SHED and embarrassed them. The JETS might be a different animal this time around though...only time will tell.

The RAVENS used a mix of RAY RICE and TODD HEAP along with QB Joe FLACCO to finally get it rolling in the 2nd half to get by the CHIEFS 30-7. The CHIEFS looked game for a while holding a 7-3 advantage late in the 2nd quarter until the RAVENS RB Ray RICE caught a short pass to put the RAVENS UP 10-7 and they never looked back.

Look the PLAYOFFS or getting to this point is a learning process and Chiefs Coach Todd HALEY knows this. But when your defense is on the field for 80% of the time you will pay sooner or later and the CHIEFS turn the ball over some 6 times....you will not win a game in the NFL PLAYOFFS putting the ball on the ground like that.

HALEY even had IOWA HAWKEYE and WRESTLING Coach ICON DAN GABLE come in an talk to the CHIEFS Friday to try top fire them up. and it worked for about 28 some odd minutes...then reality set in.

The RAVENS now face the STEELERS again in the Next to last SUPER Bowl game of the YEAR at the Big KETCHUP BOTTLE in the 'BURGH Saturday. All these games come down to a FG or a big play all ways at the end of the game. This one should be no different.

A lot of analysts called this one.......The PACKERS will beat the EAGLES and Mike VICK at the LINC.....theirs no doubt about it.

PACK QB Aaron RODGERS used a strong passing game and screen game to offset the BLITZING Eagles on their way to a 21-16 win in PHILLY. The PACKERS Defense used a lot of delayed Blitz packages and for the most part to the legs away from VICK as the EAGLES just could not get efficiency on 3rd down or in the red zone.

ENTER the BEST FG Kicker in the business in EAGLES place kicker David "GREEN" AKERS and the EAGLES won this game.........NO.......He missed from 41 yards and 29 yards to go -6 and the PACK win by 5. And the BLUEDUDE is not blaming AKERS because the EAGLES are not even in the PLAYOFFS without him....but...in the PLAYOFFS everything counts and those 2 missed FG'S were huge.

Now the PACK and Defensive Coordinator Dom CAPERS take their 3-4 Scheme to the BIRDCAGE in ATLANTA to take on the DIRTY BIRDS in which should be a battle of two of the best QB'S in the BIZ in RODGERS and Matty ICE RYAN.