Friday, September 30, 2011

JUNIOR Circuit MLB PLAYOFFS 2011 Preview.......Can the RANGERS get to the FALL CLASSIC again?.....YANKS might FACE Verlander 3 times

HERE we go......the Race to the FALL CLASSIC 2011 is underway. WHO YOU WIT?.........the RANGERS and their Explosive Offense and Solid Starting Pitching......the RAYS and their CINDERELLA September Run with Excellent Starting Pitching and Defense. Or the TIGERS with 2011 AL Cy YOUNG Winner and possible AL MVP Justin VERLANDER or the BOMBERS QUEST for 28...............

the 2011 AL PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS powered by BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK:

5 game Mini Series FORMAT 2-2-1

Tampa Bay RAYS (91-71) vs Texas RANGERS (96-66)

PREVIEW: Well you can say the RAYS were LUCKY getting in but they are in for a reason. PITCHING and DEFENSE. That's what PLAYOFF Baseball is about. Now down the stretch they have had some timely hitting from there STARS like 3B Evan LONGORIA. But they have their work cut out vs the very experienced TALENTED but Blue-Collar Work ethic of the TEXAS RANGERS.

The RANGERS are showing that the RUN to the 2010 World SERIES wasn't a joke and they are MILLI VANILLI or VANILLA ICE for that matter.They have Good Starting pitching to go with an excellent BULLPEN and they have one of the BEST SKIPPERS running in Ron WASHINGTON. So let's see where the CHIPS fall in this SERIES that starts in ARLINGTON TEXAS.

PITCHING goes to the RAYS and HItting has to go to the RANGERS but it's close. And if it comes down to the BULLPENS.....the edge will have to go the RAYS as well eventhough they overhauled their PEN over the WINTER.

KEY PLAYERS

RAYS

P David PRICE
P James SHIELDS

3B Evan LONGORIA
CJ BJ UPTON
2B Ben ZORBRIST

RANGERS

P CJ WILSON

2B Ian KINSLER
CF Josh HAMILTON
RF Nelson CRUZ
3B Adrian BELTRE
1B Michael YOUNG

WINNER: The RANGERS 3-2 strike again......I think just too much OFFENSE as thy have HAMILTON, KINSLER, CRUZ, BELTRE, and YOUNG all capable of carrying the OFFENSE at times.

*NOTE: The RAYS are the best defensive team in the BIGS......and if they can get Good Starting Pitching and Timely Hitting lookout....they can make a run to BEER TOWN for the FALL CLASSIC....WHO?......LOL


Detroit TIGERS (95-67) vs New York YANKEES (97-65)

PREVIEW: let's just start off by saying the GAME 1 Pitching Match-Up is MUST SEE TV.....VERLANDER vs SABATHIA......and I hope after this one they call the SERIES.

The TIGERS are coming in with a MOTOWN SWAG and SKIPPER JIMMY LEYLAND finally gets them to Post SEASON where thy honestly have a great shot at going deep. The $ MILLION Question is........WHO AFTER VERLANDER?........the YANKS starting Pitching might be better and you know who is in the BOMBERS BullPen....the SANDMAN. Look for SABATHIA and VERLANDER to hook up in the D for GAME 4 and that might decide the series.

Offensively the TIGERS have PLAYERS.......MARTINEZ, CABRERA, PERALTA, YOUNG, and JACKSON. They WON 95 games so they can score runs.

The PINSTRIPES have the usual suspects.......A-ROD, #2, GRANDERSON, TEX, and CANO...who is their best OFFENSIVE PLAYER. The YANKS can put them up in bunches but they need a GOOD A-Rod to off set TEX and CANO carrying the load.

KEY PLAYERS

TIGERS

P Justin VERLANDER
P Joaquin BENOIT
P Jose VALVERDE

1B Miguel CABRERA
C Victor MARTINEZ
LF Delmon YOUNG
CF Austin JACKSON
SS Jhonny PERALTA

BOMBERS

P CC SABATHIA
P Bartolo COLON
P Mariano RIVERA aka SANDMAN

1B Mark TEXIERA
2B Robinson CANO
3B Alex RODRIGUEZ
SS Deek JETER
CF Curtis GRANDERSON

WINNER: YANKS 3-1....too much of everything or a little more than the TIGERS. If the GAMES get to the PENS the TIGERS Middle is better but the SANDMAN is the deal.

Look for the RANGERS and BOMBERS to get to the 2011 ALCS.............

NFL WEEK 4 SCHEDULE Breakdown.....the JETS and RAVENS renew acquaintances.....LIONS show off 3-0 Record at BIG D......PATS visit the BLACK HOLE

The 1st Quarter of the NFL Season is upon us and there are some teams already BEHIND the 8-BALL if you will. Like the 1-2 BEARS down 2 games in the DIVISION to the 3-0 LIONS and PACK. The DIRTY BIRDS in the HOLE 1-2 and having lost once in the DIVISION already. The BILLS are 3-0 with a 1 game lead on both the JETS and PATRIOTS.........and the BILLS travel to the JUNGLE this week so 4-0 is safe to say.

The BIG GAMES this week are the JETS and Rex RYAN traveling to the BIG CRAB CAKE to take on HARBAUGH n the RAVENS. The PATRIOTS need to pick up the pieces in the BISON CITY and travel cross country to EAST BAY to see the SILVER & BLACK. There are no MUST-WIN Situations.....but there are some teams that can ill afford to be behind 3 GAMES in their respective divisions.

NFL WEEK 4 Schedule Break down:

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd 2011 WEEK 4

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PANTHERS @ BEARS: This has a lot of STORY LINES underneath. Former BEARS PLAYER and Defensive Coordinator turned PANTHERS Head Coach Ron RIVERA returns to the WINDY CITY with an upstart 1-2 CLUB led by ROOKIE QB Cam NEWTON. And also returning is BEARS former TE Greg OLSEN whom the BEARS traded before CAMP to the PANTHERS.

Having said all that it's the NFL and there is a GAME. The BEARS need to establish the RUN with RB Matt FORTE and the 9 carries he had last week in uncalled for especially as important as he is to that OFFENSE. The BEARS Defense will hold up and will be tested but they need help from CUTLER and the BOYS.

The PANTHERS have a 2-Headed Monster at RB with DeAngelo WILLIAMS and Jon STEWART. But it's the emergence of Rookie QB Killah CAM NEWTON that has the PANTHERS O riding high into the WINDY CITY. The BEARS need to STop that running game and see if CAM can solve that TAMPA 2 Staple BEARS Defensive Scheme.

WINNER: PANTHERS 34-27.......NEWTON goes off again

BILLS @ BENGALS: SIMPLY PUT......BILLS 3-0 and scoring in BUNCHES......BENGALS 1-2 and OFFENSE is at AUTOZONE getting fixed. The BILLS come in Offensively as one of the top teams in the NFL on OFFENSE but the BENGALS D is the Heart and SOUL of CINCY so there is the Match-Up to watch.

The BENGALS Offense needs to come up with some points or they will be playing for a TOP 5 PICK. They are not as BAD as their record indicates it's just that if you score no points on SUNDAY it puts a heavy burden on the D. The BILLS D isn't exactly shutting people down but they are creating turnovers.......and that makes up for POINTS Against.

WINNER: BILLS 35-17....BILLS QB and EX- BENGAL Fitzpatrick keep the TRAIN on the TRACK

TITANS @ BROWNS: Now the TITANS and BROWNS come in 2-1 with the TITANS now having their Best WR and 2nd best offensive player gone for the season in KENNY BRITT. The BROWNS are finding themselves and the HOLMGREN Project is on course for 2-13 trust me.

It will be the TITANS Offense without BRITT but with RB Chris JOHNSON that will have to solve the BROWNS D. The BROWNS on the other hand will have to rely on RB Peyton HILLIS and WRs Massaquoi and Cribbs to put up enough points on the TITANS D to win the GAME.

WINNER: BROWNS.......16-10......NO O in this one

LIONS @ COWBOYS: LIONS QB Matthew STAFFORD comes home so lookout. A native of nearby Highland Park Texas a section in the EASTERN Part of DALLAS and near SMU.......STAFFORD will be looking to get the LIONS to 4-0 and get the PIGSKIN to MEGATRON and JUMBOTRON. The running game with Jahvid BEST is starting to gain some momentum as well.

The COWBOYS are coming off an emotional, hard fought win vs Division Foe the REDKSINS. And with ROMO as well as WRs BRYANT and AUSTIN hurting....the COWBOYS will have to get up again this time for the NEW-LOOK LIONS. The DALLAS D and their secondary will be tested as well as the New LIONS D that might have DT and 1st round STUD Nick FAIRLEY to join Ndamukong SUH.

WINNER: LIONS 30 - 23....STAFFORD reaches back for a little extra for the HOME FOLKS

STEELERS @ TEXANS: The STEELERS RUN D needs to find themselves and fast. The TEXANS and Coach Greg KUBIAK will have a healthy ARIAN FOSTER to go along with Ben TATE for a nice 1-2 RB Duo. The TEXANS also have QB Matt SCHAUB, ANDRE 305, and one of the best TEs in the BIZ.....in BADGER Owen DANIELS. The STEELERS D and Coach LeBEAU know they get everyones best punch and the TEXANS will use this 5-STAR MATCH-UP as a BAROMETER.

The STEELERS Offense has to patch up the LINE and get the Running game going as RB Rashard MENDENHALL has been a non-factor in the first 3 weeks of the Season. One thing is for sure......if BIG BEN has to throw the PIGSKIN all over he has the WEAPONS to do so in in the SMURFS BLACK and YELLOW EDITION....DA KID Wallace, TONE 2, and GO GO SANDERS.

WINNER: 27-16 STEELERS...the Offense controls this one from the jump

SAINTS @ JAGS: Can the JAGS D STOP BREES and the SAINTS Offense...NO

WINNER: SAINTS BIG......38-21

VIKES @ CHIEFS: BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK BLACKOUT GAME..............

49ERS @ the LINC: The EAGLES need to patch up all those holes they have. In the SECONDARY, tackling, passing, and coaching. The NINERS come in with a new attitude.....a HARBAUGH ATTITUDE.......let's play hard and see where the CHIPS FALL. Well right now the CHIPS are 2-1 with QB Alex SMITH.......that SMITH.

The EAGLES ned to start protecting VICK and they must establish more of RB LeSEAN McCOY to be successful. This GAME will be tight as the NINERS are trying to see if they are as good as they think they are and the EAGLES the SAME.

WINNER: 49ERS 20-17......EAGLES continue to struggle

REDSKINS @ RAMS: Redskins playing well and should have beaten the COWBOYS. The RAMA need to go back and look at LAST YEARS Tape...........Neither the O or Coach SPAGS is getting it done.

If the RAMS think they are going to fix their problem right away.......it won't be on the REDSKINS Watch.

WINNER: REDSKINS 31-17...GROSSMAN and HIGHTOWER run a 2-man game

405PM ET

GIANTS @ CARDINALS: The G-MEN may have found their identity in PHILLY last week and that doesn't bode well for the rest of the NFC. When the GIANTS are effiecient on Offense and the D is physical and getting after the QB...they are on of the best teams in the LEAGUE.

On the other hand the CARDS have WR FITZGERALD.........and WHO?......QB Kolb isn't the answer and they need to quit using all them CAST-OFF STEELERS and trying to make the CARDS the STEELERS of the WEST. It CAN'T be...ONE Roster has holes......TWO...no TOWELS waving in the AIR......GET your own 'ZONA and COACH WHIZ

WINNER: G-MEN 27-13.....they dominate from kickoff

FALCONS @ 12th ZONE: See that's the problem right there...couldn't be 12th MAN because of the AGGIES so your 12th Zone...and away from Qwest your LOST ZONE.

The FALCONS need to take care of the CROWD quickly as they find themselves a game behind the BUCS and SAINTS.....and 2 of the 3 teams in the NFC South are going to get into the PLAYOFFS....WHO WILL NOT?

The SEAHAWKS come off of a Home win vs the CARDS and they need to string a couple of Ws together for MORAL SAKE. Pete CARROLL is finding out that the NFL isn't the PAC 12 nor is it PATRIOTS when he coached them a few years back.

WINNER: DIRTY BIRDS.......23-20 too much RODDY, JULIO , and TONY

BRONCOS @ LAMBEAU: Good Luck BRONCOS......the PACKERS are becoming a well-oiled machine and last week QB RODGERS found himself another Offensive Weapon.......NOT GOOD.

The BRONCOS are WHAT?........0-3 as their record indicates and going to LAMBEAU with the ELEMENTS no factor.....the ORANGE BLUSH can circle the L Column on this one

WINNER: PACKERS......48 - 3.....RODGERS breaks out XBOX Controllers for this one

PATRIOTS @ SILVER & BLACK: The PATS need to get last week's loss out of their minds because the RAIDERS are playing like the 70's BUNCH.....PHYSICAL and NASTY led by ex-PAT DT Richard SEYMOUR.

QB Tom BRADY cut off his hair to get a fresh start and the RAIDERS quit getting stupid penalties. 2 Things stick out in this one......Can the PATS match the RAIDERS Physicality?........And can the PATS STOP Darren MCAFADDEN aka RUN DMC?....

WINNER: RAIDERS 31-28...Mc FADDEN thinks the PATS are OLE MISS and goes off like it's PIG SOOIE in FAYETTEVILLE

DOLPHINS @ DIEGO: FINS 0-3 and BOLTS 2-1......FINS have HENNE and BOLTS have RIVERS......FINS trying to get Andrew LUCK and the BOLTS a LOMBARDI

WINNER: BOLTS 31-3........Gloria ESTEFAN........hit it......1 2 3 4 the FINS SUCK.......5 6 ANDREW LUCK....well something like that

830PM ET

JETS @ RAVENS: A OLD DONNYBROOK....someone comes to your HOUSE and tries to take over. This one will be hard-hitting and the RAVENS and JETS are trying to see if they are the BEST in the AFC.

The JETS need to establish the RUN with GREEN and the fake LT. The RAVENS need to establish the run as well and the RB RAY RICE is also a MONSTER in the passing game.

JETS need to get SANTONIO HOLMES involved more. The RAVENS need a big game from WR Lee EVANS.

This will come down to Field Position and Turnovers.......PERIOD

WINNER: RAVENS 24 - 13....too much FLACCO and Ray RICE


MONDAY October 3 2011

COLTS @ the NEW SOMBRERO....aka the PIRATE SHIP: The NEW BUCS not exactly what the COLTS need to be facing right now. If QB PAINTER can't solve the BUCS D......GAME TIME.

On the other side BUCS QB Freeman and the BUCS Offense needs to jump out and early and out the pressure all on PAINTER and the COLTS.

WINNER: BUCS........27-9...it will be FUN to see Coach Raheem MORRIS' Bunch work on MONDAY Night......with CHUCKY calling the GAME......NICE SHOT BLUEDUDE

TEAMS that are 1-3 or 0-4 need to report to CSI BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK early next week..........

NFL FANTASY WEEK 4......Sit him or Play Him or Trade Him.....Running Backs/Tight Ends Edition

NFL WEEK 4 is HERE.......and what is one to do with their RBs or TEs Fantasy PICKS for WEEK 4. 3 match-ups from a FANTASY Perspective Stick out for WEEK 4......PATS at the BLACK HOLE in EAST BAY.....the JETS travel to the BIG CRAB CAKE in CHARM CITY.....and the New-Look MOTOR CITY LIONS travel to BIG D to take on the 'BOYS.

WEEK 4 FANTASY PICKS RBs and TEs EDITION.........

CAR @ BEARS: Newton Looking to out duel CUTLER

RBs you PLAY: CAR STEWART/WILLIAMS
RBs you SIT: BEARS FORTE....in a contract year BEARS don't want him to Blow up

TEs you PLAY: CAR Shockey/OLSEN BEARS DAVIS
TEs you SIT: BEARS SPAETH

BUF @ the JUNGLE: FIZTPATRICK and the 3-0 BILLS rolling

RBs you PLAY: BILLS DAVIS BENGALS BENSON
RBs you SIT: BILLS SPILLER

TEs you PLAY: BENGALS GRESHAM BILLS CHANDLER
TEs you SIT: BILLS MARTIN

TITANS @ DAWG POUND: HASSELBACK without WR BRITT....MCCOY plotting along

RBs you PLAY: TITANS CJ28 Browns HILLIS if Available
TEs you PLAY: TE TITANS SCAIFE BROWNS WATSON

LIONS @ BIG D: STAFFORD coming HOME.....ROMO playing with MOXIE

RBs you PLAY: LIONS BEST 'BOYS JONES
RBs you SIT: 'BOYS CHOICE

TEs you PLAY: LIONS PETTIGREW 'BOYS WITTEN
TEs you SIT: 'BOYS BENNETT.....and for the SEASON....he is BOO BOO

STEELERS @ H-TOWN: Big BEN 1st Time in RELIANT.....STEELERS D Vs 2 TEXANS Backs

RBs you PLAY: STEELERS MENDENHALL MOORE TEXANS TATE
RBs you SIT: TEXANS FOSTER...playing but on a tender Hamstring

TEs you PLAY: STEELERS MILLER TEXANS DANIELS

SAINTS @ JAGS: BREES and all that O.....JONES-DREW.....JONES-DREW and JONES-DREW

RBs you PLAY: SAINTS INGRAM THOMAS SPROLES JAGS JONES-DREW

TEs you PLAY: SAINTS GRAHAM JAGS LEWIS......that's all the JAGS have DREW n LEWIS

VIKES @ KC: 0-3 vs 0-3.......blackout

RBs you PlAY: VIKES PETERSON after that you are on your own

49ERS @ the LINC: HARBAUGH has them Believing.....will VICK PLAY?

RBs you PLAY: NINERS GORE EAGLES McCOY

TEs you PLAY: NINERS DAVIS EAGLES CELEK

REDSKINS @ the LOU: GROSSMAN redeems himself.....RAMS try to pick themselves up and COACH SPAGS

RBs you PLAY: 'SKINS HIGHTOWER
RBs you SIT: RAMS JACKSON

TEs you PLAY: 'SKINS DAVIS
TEs you SIT: ALL RAMS TEs

G-MEN @ the DESERT: GIANTS get BIG WIN in PHILLY......CARDS......FITZ.....then WHAT?

RBs you PLAY: Thunder and Lightning GIANTS
RBs you SIT: CARDS WELLS...fragile like a SHIPMENT of Dinner PLATES

TEs you PLAY: CARDS HEAP
TEs you SIT: GIANTS BALLARD CARDS KING

FALCONS @ SEAHAWKS: 1-2 vs 1-2....both need a WIN

RBs you PLAY: FALCONS TURNER SEAHAWKS LYNCH

TEs you PLAY: FALCONS GONZALEZ SEAHAWKS MILLER


BRONCOS @ LAMBEAU: 0-3 Orange BLUSH at LAMBEAU.....NOT GOOD

RBs you PLAY: PACKERS GRANT STARKS
RBs you SIT: BRONCOS MORENO

TEs you PLAY: PACKERS FINLEY
TEs you SIT: BRONCOS FELLS

PATS @ the BLACK HOLE: PATS travel Cross-Country after loss.....RAIDERS SEYMOUR......CAN'T WAIT

RBs you PLAY: RAIDERS McFADDEN
RBs you SIT: PATS WOODHEAD GREEN-ELLIS

TEs you PLAY: PATS R. GRONKOWSKI D. GRONKOWSKI HERNANDEZ if AVAILABLE
TEs you SIT: RAIDERS MYERS

DOLPHINS @ BOLTS: HENNE vs RIVERS........CLIPPERS vs LAKERS....FINS BUSH back home in DIEGO

RBs you PLAY: FINS BUSH SLATON BOLTS MATTHEWS

TEs you PLAY: FINS FASANO
TEs you SIT: BOLTS GATES OUT McMICHEAL

JETS @ RAVENS: SANCHEZ vs FLACCO...SUNDAY NIGHT Football RYAN vs RAVENS D

RBs you PLAY: JETS GREEN RAVENS RICE
RBs you SIT: JETS Tomlinson

TEs you PLAY: JETS KELLER RAVENS DICKSON
TEs you SIT: RAVENS PITTA

COLTS @ New SOMBRERO: QB PAINTER vs that FAST Young BUCS D minus Ronde BARBER

RBs you PLAY: BUCS BLOUNT
RBs you SIT: COLTS ADDAI BROWN

TEs you PLAY: BUCS K2 WINSLOW
TEs you SIT: COLTS CLARK

There you have it WEEK 4 RBs and TEs FANTASY Edition.......next WEEK WRs........WEEK 5

Thursday, September 29, 2011

MR. PIP 33.......6-Time World CHAMP......the PROTOTYPE at Small FORWARD......Best Wing Defender maybe ever....Top 50 Greatest NBA Players...NBA HOF

If I told you he was a College Equipment MANAGER....what would you say?......If I told you he never played High School Basketball in rural HAMBURG ARKANSAS.......what then?.......The If I told you he would go on to be one of the 50 Best NBA Players of All-Time and a 6-Time World Champion in the 3rd largest Market.......you would say WHO IS THAT...RIGHT?

The UNIVERSITY of CENTRAL ARKANSAS gave him a shot at 6'1"......before the shot he grew......then he grew some more. At the end he would be around 6'8" and a rail thin 195 EL BEES......a WALK-ON turned NAIA All-AMERICAN. Hey DAWG (in SCOTTIE's laid back Southern Tone)......you grab those JERSEYS, Jock Straps, and TOWELS.........I am putting in WORK on the HARD COURT now.

And in 1997 he caught the EYE of one General MANAGER who was once a BASEBALL SCOUT now in the NBA names Jerry KRAUSE aka "CRUMBS"......because he had DONUT Crumbs and Food Crumbs all over his Suit Coat all the time......Thanks Scottie and MIKE and OAK TREE for that one.

The BULLS had #8 and #10 but the BULLS Brain Trust led by Jerry KRAUSE and Sidekick Jim STACK and Clarence GAINES III......wanted to move up and know one team saw it coming.

AT #5 were the SEATTLE SUPERSONICS they were told by the BULLS to take Central Arkansas' SCOTTIE PIPPEN and the BULLS would take Power Forward out of VIRGINIA Charlottesville Olden POLYNICE.

Everyones fate was sealed.....on a both teams, the BULLS and SUPERSONICS, swapped the BULLS get PIP and the SONICS get POLYNICE......and to go with PIP the BULLS draft at #10 Clemson All-American Forward and All-ACC Twin Horace GRANT (Twin Brother HARVEY went to INDEPENDENCE Community College and then OKLAHOMA Norman to play with eventual BULLS 1989 pick Stacey KING......as HARVEY went 1st round in 1989 to the Washington BULLETS).

The VISION was that JORDAN needed a Guy to play with that could do the things Mike Could do but more All-Around (not to say MIKE couldn't do those things but the BULLS wanted MIKE to concentrate on SCORING and DEFENDING)......like Handle the BALL....DEFEND.....Rebound...everything but score the ROCK. And there was growing PAINS under then Coach and SIXERS Head Man Doug COLLINS...but the 6-8 Small Forward was evolving into this unique Guard/Forward.......Jack-of-All TRADES Player that was finding a niche playing with arguably the best Player ever to play in the NBA.

An assistant under Coach Collins by the name of Phil JACKSON, an EX-New York KNICKS Player, who learned under the great late KNICKERBOCKERS Coach Red HOLTZMAN.....took over for Collins in 1989......and this is where the VISION FOR SCOTTIE took off.

The BULLS moved to the TRIANGLE Offense from the Innovator and Creator and BULLS ASSISTANT Tex WINTER. It employs everyone on the court can be an OFFENSIVE Threat.....and this offense really doesn't need a POINT GUARD it just needs Guys that can handle and play on the perimeter.

SCOTTIE took off in the TRIANGLE and in Tex WINTER'S EYES became what we know as TODAY......POINT FORWARD......a PG DUITES in a SMALL Forwards BODY......Scottie PIPPEN aka MR. PIP 33.......Copyrighted and Trademarked.

And from the time SCOTTIE was drafted all the way up to them making their 1st 3-PEAT RUN.....he and 1987 NBA Draft Mate Horace GRANT were inseparable. HORACE'S Game at the PF spot took off as well but it was SCOTTIE and MIKE who made the BULLS now so LETHAL on the PERIMETER.....the NBA and the GOTHAM CITY (NYC) named them BATMAN and ROBIN.

And when JORDAN left BASKETBALL for a 21/2 year TREK unknown......The BULLS were SCOTTIE'S Team and he FLOURISHED taking the BULLS deep into the 1994 NBA PLAYOFFS vs the KNICKS and that same year PIP was 1994 NBA All-Star Game MVP in the TWIN CITIES.

The NBA took notice and the BULLS FANS and Organization took notice......WHO NEEDS MIKE?......Well heck if we had MIKE we would be literally unstoppable.

MIKE came back and joined SCOTTIE an the best BULLS ROSTER EVER.......the 1995-96 BULLS...and the BEST NBA Team ever assembled...at least for an 82 game SEASON.

PIP and MIKE with the likes Toni KUKOC aka the SPIDER from SPLIT aka the WAITER, Dennis RODMAN aka the WORM, Ron HARPER aka HARP, Steve KERR...WHO?....Steve KERR as the U of A TUSCON AZ Student Body used to say, Luc LONGLEY, Bill WENNINGTON, Jud BUESCHLER, Randy BROWN, John SALLEY aka SPDER-MAN, James EDWARDS aka BUDDHA, Jason CAFFEY, Dickie SIMPKINS, and Rodman's CADDY Jack HALEY.

This TEAM went 72 up and 10 DOWN.......repeat........72-10.......and the 2010-11 HEAT or anyone else out there has NO SHOT what so ever of getting that.....what the NEW TEAMS should be shooting for is BANNERS forget that record...it's like WILT CHAMBERLAIN's 20K........and you know what 20K I am talking about and it isn't DUNKS...FOOLS.....LOL.

The LEADER of that TEAM.......WHO ELSE?.......SCOTTIE PIPPEN......and 23. In the BLUEDUDE'S Eyes as I look back the RUN happened so fast that I enjoyed it but I kinda wish I enjoyed and appreciated the GAME SCOTTIE brought to the TABLE an maybe some of HIS GAME was overshadowed by JORDAN......and it was but from a BASKETBALL PUREST like myself......it was the ALL-AROUND GAME of SCOTTIE that stuck out on NIGHT'S like a YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER.

SCOTTIE went on to have a NICE RUN with the PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS as i saw 1st hand working with the MAVERICKS in the 1999-2000 Season......that BLAZERS TEAM, led by SCOTTIE, took the LAKERS to 7 in the WESTERN Conference FINALS.

FROM not playing HOOPS in High School in rural HAMBURG ARKANSAS......to Equipment Manager at 6'1" to PAY for his education.....to growing 6'8" and walking on to dominate at the NAIA Level......to 1987 Top 10 NBA Draft Pick......to an AUTOGRAPH Session at TCBY Yogurt in 1987 in the Fox Valley AREA of AURORA ILLINOIS....I met SCOTTIE THERE me, my older brother TIM, baby brother JUSTIN, and my MOM......to NBA STARDOM and 6 CHAMPIONSHIPS....to playing with the BEST in JORDAN......to being coached by the BEST in COACH PHIL and his STAFF.....to the NAISMITH BASKETBALL Hall Of FAME...he is the PROUD SON of HAMBURG ARKANSAS.....but also the PROUD SON of the CITY with BIG SHOULDERS CHI CITY and GATE 3 1/2 at the CHICAGO STADIUM......Scottie MAURICE PIPPEN....#33......aka MR. PIP 33

the CARMINES and BRAVES....blow almost Double-Digit Leads in the WILD CARD....to Lose the Wild Card on the last day of the MLB SEASON.....UNBELIEVABLE

Just when you think you have seen it all.......Professional SPORTS once again grabs your FULL-ATTENTION and takes you to a place that no one can but maybe DEATH.

The American League and National League WIld Card Spots were on FULL DISPLAY Wednesday NIght with 4 games of Importance. The CARMINES @ the O's......the PINSTRIPES @ the RAYS......Fightin' PHILS @ A T L.....and the REDBIRDS @ ENRON FIELD LOL.......the 'STROS. Heck I guess if it was ENRON FIELD still.....the ASTROS would have blown it.

Anyway with the CARMINES and RAYS tied for the AL WILD CARD......if both WIN a one game playoff......if Both lose a one game playoff........if one or the other loses the other team is in. The same goes for the SENIOR Circuit......being the REDBIRDS and the BRAVES.

The CARMINES blow a lead in the NINTH and lose now watching the RAYS and YANKS go into EXTRA-Innings. Now if the RAYS pull this off it would be the worst SEPTEMBER Collapse in American League History and at the Disposal of RED SOX Nation.

Bottom of the 12th.....the PITCH...........everyone is RED SOX NATION......we have DEATH in the FAMILY......a Walk-off Job and the RAYS get the AL WILD CARD.......HOLY BEANTOWN CLAM CHOWDER.......in the VOICE of the late JACK BUCK......"I can't believe what I just saw".

The RED SOX have a ( game lead on SEPTEMBER 3rd and go 7-17 while the RAYS go exactly the opposite.....17-7 to win the AL Wild Card.

Meanwhile the ATLANTA BRAVES are trying to avoid a CHOKE JOB of their own....and considering how many AL EAST Crowns they have compared to WORLD SERIES WINS......they don't need to LOSE this game and NOT get to the PLAYOFFS.

With the BRAVES arch-rival in front of them......the FIGHTIN' PHILS who clinched when they signed LHP Cliff LEE during the 2010 WINTER MEETINGS.........THE PHILS WIN in extras 4-3.......and the BRAVES are officially on SUICIDE Watch.....at least their FAN BASE is. The BRAVES FANS are probably saying HELL if we are going to lose do it in 9........most of us have to work in the morning.

Now the REDBIRDS have to win in HOUSTON......you think the 'STROS put up a fight........with 105 loses before tonight.......the REDBIRDS scored 5 in the 1st Frame......HOLLA.

The REDBIRDS win the NL WILD CARD. REDBIRDS 7-3 in their last 10 and the BRAVES 2-8 in their last 10 having lost 5 in a row.....they just needed to go 2-3 to win the NL WILD CARD.

BRAVES up 10.5 games on the CARDS on AUGUST 26th and 8.5 Games on SEPTEMBER 6th.........but go 9-18 in the FINAL MONTH and the REDBIRDS go 23-8 in their last 31 games......HOTTIE HOT.

This is WHY SPORTS can sometimes be cruel. Look at the young kids out there that their teams didn't pull through. The OFF-SEASON for these teams that lost on the last day CAN'T go by FAST ENOUGH. The FANS and if your a BASEBALL FAN ONLY of the TEAMS that lost......ROOTING for your TEAM.......FORGIVENESS for your TEAM.......and there is always NEXT YEAR.....TAKES ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING.

BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK......MLB PLAYOFF Preview FRIDAY....WOW

FALL SATURDAYS Edition 4........Big RED at CAMP RANDALL Wisconsin....'BAMA rolls into the SWAMP.....CLEMSON at BEAMER BALL Blacksburg V A.

We are in full tilt as the COLLEGE Football Season is almost halfway through. The BIG BOYS are starting to go HEAD to HEAD and the CREAM always rises to the TOP in these CONTESTS.

This is one of about 4 BIG SATURDAY Showdowns that will impact not only the TOP 25 but the soon to be released BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK BCS Standings.

We have a unique Match-up this week as the CORNHUSKERS of LINCOLN travel to their first Big TEN GAME at MADISON Wisconsin to face the BADGERS..........#8 vs #7 respectively. As well as an OLD SEC Bash as the BOYS from TUSCALOOSA Alabama travel to the SWAMP to take on the Will MUSCHAMP/Charlie WEIS led GATORS.

FALL SATURDAYS Edition 4 powered by BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK:

SATURDAY October 1st 2011

12PM ET Fayetteville ARKANSAS.........the PIG PEN

14 Texas A&M @ 18 ARKANSAS: They both have to forget last Saturday and quickly. The 12th Man got beta at the end vs the STILLWATER OKLAHOMA Cowboys and the HOGS were simply outmatched at 'BAMA.

First of all the AGGIES QB Ryan TANNEHILL and RB Cyrus GRAY need to pick up their chins as they both did a disservice to themselves and their team last week with turnovers and not being a factor in the run game. The HOGS will be waiting for them as this is a GOOD Non-Conference TILT for now.

The HOGS looked the part for about 1 Quarter. Then they looked like one of those teams ALABAMA schedules in between a tough stretch that the TIDE know a W is coming. DEFENSIVELY they need to get back to being sound upfront as they were just shoved around. COACH PETRINO must get back to running the ball as PASSING all the time gets to predictable.

WINNER: AGGIES in a tough one......I just don't think PIG SOOIE will be quite over the drubbing they took in T-TOWN.

330PM ET COLUMBIA South Carolina........GAMECOCKS NEST

AUBURN @ 10 South CAROLINA: What can Auburn Coach Gene Chizik do for an ENCORE as this is the TIGERS 2nd straight trip to South Carolina.......and the STATE of SC is 1-0. The TIGERS better find some DEFENSE or OLD BALL COACH Steve SPURRIER will be waiting on the TIGERS with some of that old GATOR PASSING Attack.

The TIGERS can put up points but they will need to STOP the GAMECOCKS......and if they don't.....another L. SPURRIER has the DUO of QB Stephen GARCIA and RB Marcus LATTIMORE of St. THOMAS AQUINAS HS Fame......putting in work and they are a Veteran Group. Also on display for the GAMECOCKS is the #1 Schoolbot HS Football player in the country last year.....DE/OLB Jadaveon CLOWNEY......and he will be in the BACKFIELD.

WINNER: GAMECOCKS as they put MORE POINTS up then the WAR EAGLES....and that SEC EAST may go through COLUMBIA

6PM ET BLACKSBURG Virginia........FRANK BEAMER'S House

13 CLEMSON @ 11 VA TECH: TECH just grab the tape and checkout #2 for the TIGERS........Freshman WR Sammy WATKINS' Highlight Reel 2 Weeks in a row. BEAMER and his longtime Defensive COORDINATOR.....Bud FOSTER have plenty of expereince in going head to head vs an OFFENSIVE WEAPON like DAVIS. QUESTION is......IS DAVIS ready for the VAUNTED HOKIES D and their always STOUT Secondary. Like Jimmy WILLIAMS, DeAngelo HALL, and Brandon FLOWERS to name a few......all playing SUNDAY...well at least HALL and FLOWERS.

The TIGERS will be tested as BEAMER Stadium is a real tough place to play and the HOKIES better tun the OFFENSE up a notch to keep up with the new CLEMSON TIGERS. Look for HOKIES RB David WILSON to try to get the Ground game started as HOKIES QB Logan THOMAS.....all 6-6 254 el bees of a MAN.......will keep the TIGERS secondary honest.

WINNER: CLEMSON.....the DAVIS KID from Fort Myers makes another splash......this time at the DISPOSAL of BEAMER BALL

8PM ET Gainseville FLORIDA........the SWAMP

3 ROLL TIDE @ 12 the GATORS: It used to be SABAN and Urban MEYER. Now it's SABAN vs his Defensive Coordinator at LSU and former TEXAS LONGHORNS Defensive Coordinator Will MUSCHAMP. But Muschamp wasn't done knowing he is the Defensive GURU. He also has Former Notre Dame Head Coach and KC CHiefs Offensive Coordinator Charlie WEIS.....and ll that TEAM SPEED to boot.

SABAN and his group is typical SABAN. Tough, Physical at the point of Attack, Conditioned well, and ATHLETES everywhere. THE TIDE will need that and then some because the GATORS might not be as physical....but from ATHLETES and a CONDITIONING Standpoint....they will match anyone PROGRAM in the Country.

Then what does this SEC OLD FASHION DONNY BROOK come down to. TURNOVERS, RED ZONE Effiecency, and the WILL to take out the OTHER TEAM........in a NUTSHELL......SEC FOOTBALL

WINNER: 'BAMA...too much SABAN and that DEFENSE also RB Trent RICHARDSON is the next EARL CAMPBELL if I ever saw a next EARL

NOTE: try EARL CAMPBELL SAUSAGES out of TEXAS.........the BEST SAUSAGE in the COUNTRY....I bet SMURF VILLAGE on it.....REAL TALK. WHEN I lived in DALLAS........on the GRILL like 95 Days in a ROW like that over 100 Degrees.

8PM ET MADISON WISCONSIN........CAMP RANDALL STADIUM.......and one of the TOP 10 PARTY Schools in the US of A

8 BIG RED Lincoln @ 7 the BADGERS of UW (YouDUB) MADISON: When the HUSKERS joined the BIG TEN.....this is why you join......they are already partying at these 2 fine INSTITUTIONS as ABC Brent MUSBERGER would say.

RED on RED....and you know the CORNHUKSERS and ADIDAS are brining the BLACK SHIRTS.......that's too much RED if they don't.

The BIG Match-up is at QB.......BIG RED's Taylor MARTINEZ of Corona CALI.......and Russell WILSON a unique TRANSFER from NC STATE....and both are The BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK Heisman Watch.

Another intriguing match-up is On the FRONTS......NEBRASKA LINES and WISCONSIN LINES......both crank out some of the BEST FAT BOYS that are BIG TIME on SUNDAY.

Then the One on ONE Battle......remember AL TOON the great WISCONSIN WR and JETS All PRO......his Son, BADGER WR NICK TOON will be matched up against BIG RED'S ALL AMERICAN Corner Alfonzo DENNARD....MUST SEE TV.

WINNER: BADGERS......too much MUSCLE upfront......and the HOME COOKING.......HUSKERS MARTINEZ and O will struggle and the coming out PARTY for WILSON to TOON.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SAINTS DOME PATROL.....PAPER BAGS.....ARCHIE.....HEBERT....1980's n Early 90's LINEBACKERS...MILLS, JOHNSON, SWILLING, n JACKSON...WHO DAT? GOT LBs..

They toiled in MEDOCRITY maybe even the DUMPS for a long time. They were the laughging stock of the NFL and in the 1970's they had a face.....QB Archie MANNING.....the Father of the COLTS Peyton MANNING and the G-MEN's QB Eli MANNING.

Then there was the PAPER SACK wearing FANS every time you saw the highlights or on NFL FILMS. Most TEAMS in the NFL would look at the upcoming schedule and say where are the SAINTS on the SCHEDULE....that's a W.

Then their fortune started to change a little bit. Place Kicker and NFL Great Morten ANDERSON became the one constant in the BIG EASY and then they start getting LINEBACKERS. But before the LineBackers they get QB Bobby HERBERT who was a really nice piece.

Then enter the early 1980's the SAINTS start building a foundation on DEFENSE. The Architect of the D was Houston OILERS coaching Legend BUM PHILLIPS.....yes the FATHER of EX-Cowboys Head Man WADE and now Houston TEXANS Defensive Coordinator trying to implement the 3-4 for the TEXANS.

The FIRST piece for the LINEBACKING Corp was PAHOKEE FLorida native (the MUCK BOWL between PAHOKEE HS and BELLE GLADE FLA CENTRAL HS) and PITTSBURGH PANTHERS OLB and 2010 NFL Hall Of FAMER Rickey JACKSON. Maybe to this day the most recognizable SAINT of ALL-Time with QB Archie MANNING.

JACKSON was acquired in the 2nd round in 1980 and he played Opposite at PITT to Do Everything and ALL-American HUGH GREEN which is the direct reason JACKSON didn't get too much ink and was a BEAST of a LINEBACKER in his own right.

The 2nd piece to fall was Vaughn JOHNSON of NC STATE in 1985 NFL Supplemental Draft. He MAN at inside linebacker and he was a tackling machine.

The 3rd piece to fall was in 1986 when the SAINTS made USFL Coach Jim MORA SR the head coach and he brought over his Star MLB Sam MILLS. Ironically both JOHNSON and MILLS had to get their start in the USFL before starring on SUNDAYS. I think that CHIP on their shoulder made them that much tougher in the NFL......almost to say that WE WILL SHOW YOU WE BELONG.

The 4th piece to enter the equation was the BLUEDUDE'S Favorite along with JACKSON........Georgia TECH n RAMBLIN' WRECK All-American Linebacker.....Mr. PAT SWILLING. He along with JACKSON invented the PASS-RUSHING OLB in the 3-4 scheme it seemed like. 2 Naturals and if it was 3rd and MARDI GRAS Parade to go.......MEET YOU AT THE QB.......these 2 wasted no time.

The SAINTS FANS for once had an IDENTITY.....someone they were proud of wearing their SANITS JERSEYS......the BFL recognized this D and these 4 LINEBACKERS as the best in their time......and they wee to be known as the DOME PATROL as in when you entered the NEW ORLEANS super....DOME.....the PATROL...those 4 LINEBACKERS were on GUARD.

SWILLING was the most athletic and he reminds the BLUEDUDE of DeMARCUS WARE of the COWBOYS.......just so graceful and at ease rushing the PASSER.

MILLS was the linebacker with the least athleticism but made up for it on SMARTS and sheer determination and the heart of a lion.

JOHNSON was a Prototype INSIDE LINEBACKER at the time......BIG, PHYSICAL.....could play in space......and a TEXTBOOK Tackler.

Then there was 2010 NFL Hall Of FAMER Rickey JACKSON......a MIX of SWILLING, JOHNSON, and MILLS........and when he got the NOD for the HOF.......in his mind and SAINTS FANS and WHO DAT? NATION.....so did the OTHER 3.

RICKEY was all 3 on an excellent level. SWilling may have been the best PASS RUSHER but JACKSON not far behind. JOHNSON was the best TACKLER.....RICKEY not far behind. MILLS, the cerebral one, JACKSON thought process almost right there.

And just think their best record ever with all this talent was 10-6 and they never WON a Playoff Game...that might be the most amazing STAT of the DOME PATROL.

Listening to FOX Lead NFL Color MAN and NFL HOF QB Troy AIKMAN call the game between the SIANTS and BEARS he said this, " I remember when I came ion here for my first NFL START....AIKMAN SAYS...those LINEBACKERS......SWILLING, JACKSON, JOHNSON, and the LATE SAM MILLS......were some of the BEST I EVER LINEBACKERS I ever saw in my playing CAREER....they were FABULOUS".

The SAINTS have retired only MILLS #51 and JACKSON'S #57.....................JOHNSON'S #57 and SWILLING'S #56 should at least be hanging and SWILLING should definately be retried...the PROTOTYPE PASS-RUSHER

To the City of NEW ORLEANS........the SUPERDOME........MARDI GRAS......to some of the BEST EATS and NFL Tailgting in the CONTINENTAL US.........the FANS who used to don the PAPER BAGS......to some of the Greatest Players to ever play for the SAINTS.....BE PROUD.....1 LOMBARDI......and a NEW ORLEANS TREASURE.....the DOME PATROL.......CIRCAS 1980's-1990's.......51......53.......56.......57.....MILLS.......JOHNSON......SWILLING.......HOF JACKSON

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

DURHAM NC, DUKE University, CAMERON INDOOR, CAMERON KRAZIES............and DUKE BASKETBALL 2011-2012.......COACH K and THEM loaded

The BLUEDUDE talked about maybe the BEST COLLEGE Men's Basketball Team in the NATION about 2 weeks ago. Well the 2nd best COLLEGE MEN'S Basketball Team in the NATION is within 20 miles of the TAR HEELS of NORTH CAROLINA Chapel HILL.

The highly anticipated never duplicated BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK College Basketball Scene.......Put your hands together for KRZYZEWSKIville USA......Population Unknown.....except on GAME DAY. The LEADERS and the FOLLOWERS are as:

COACK K
COACH CAPEL
COACH COLLINS
COACH WOJO

DUKE BALLERS 2011-2012.....

G 0 Austin RIVERS 2011 BIG MAC Father Glenn "DOC" (Coach CELTICS)
G 2 Quinn COOK 2011 Quarter Pounder
G 3 Tyler THORTON Soph
F 5 Mason PLUMLEE Junior
G/F 13 Michael GBINJIE 2011 Brand JORDAN All American
F 12 Alex MURPHY 2010 Boost MOBILE ELITE 24 Player
F 15 Josh HAIRSTON Soph

G 20 Andre DAWKINS Junior
F 21 Miles PLUMLEE Senior
G 30 Seth CURRY Junior Father Dell (former NBA Player) Brother Stephen (NBA Warriors)
F 34 Ryan KELLY Junior
F 40 Marshall PLUMLEE 2011 Filet O Fish
F 52 Todd ZAFIROVSKI Senior

KRZYZEWSKIville........

DUKE Student Body aka the CAMERON KRAZIES

Now before we get into the ROSTER the 2011-12 Duke BLUE DEVILS have been anointed as one of the FAVORITES in the ACC along with UNC but a Nice Pick to get to the 2012 Final Four. Also added to the Staff this season and Former Duke ALL ACC Player and OKLAHOMA SOONERS Head Man Jeff CAPEL.

The Roster is filled with your typical DUKE Roster...HIGH-Profile HS Players with Solid All-STATERS and Top 100's. This season is a little bit more anticipated than other for the SIMPLE FACT the BLUE DEVILS have one of the more heralded High School Players in recent memory to join them.

Austin RIVERS a Consensus Top 5 in everyone's publication and does the name ring a bell. The middle son of Current Boston CELTICS Coach Glenn "DOC" RIVERS. The OLDER RIVERS was quite a talent as he was a BIG MAC in 1980 out of Maywood ILLINOIS' PROVISO EAST HS Fame......also the home of Michael FINLEY and Shannon BROWN to name a few. DOC was also a big-time player up the street from CHICAGO in MIlwaukee Wisconsin where he attended MARQUETTE University. DOC had an extensive Pro career but has had a better NBA Coaching Career as he has coached the MAGIC and the GREEN TEAM of date.

Son AUSTIN is a magnificient talent and a MIX of PG and Shooting G. At about 6-4 and 200 EL BEES.....the younger RIVERS has unlimited range, excellent handle, very athletic or athletic enough with bounce, and can get to the rim with an array of moves.

He will join another heralded Freshman in PG Quinn COOK. COOK gives Coach K and his staff the luxury of PLAYING CURRY and RIVERS off the ball and at their natural positions as well as DAWKINS. COOK has an excellent feel for the game, HIGH Basketball IQ, and good range as a shooter.

The AFOREMENTIONED CURRY has good genes as well as FATHER DELL was one of the best NBA Shooters in the last 30 years and starred in BLACKSBURG for the HOKIES of VA TECH. Seth's older brother is STEPHEN CURRY of the Golden STATE WARRIORS. CURRY of course can shoot it from deep and is developing a MIDDLE game and dribble -drive game to open more options for himself....only a JUNIOR.

Then on the BASELINE you have the PLUMLEE TRIO......YES.......they are all BROTHERS and from WARSAW Indiana and attended Christ School NC. All 3 of these gentleman can RUN, JUMP, BLOCK, REBOUND, and are very Physical at the point of attack. They give the BLUE DEVILS a unique ability to Get out and run with their BIGS running to.

The more polished of the PLUMLEE'S is probably NBA-Ready MASON. He reminds the BLUEDUDE of AK47 of the UTAH JAZZ forward Andrei KIRILENKO. MASON can defend the post and his timing of Blocking shots is remarkable as well as get out and FINISH Above the RIM Emphatically.

Other PLAYERS to watch for the DUKIES is Freshman Mike GBINJIE from VEE AA and Alex MURPHY from Rhode Island. GBINJIE is highly touted and should fortify the DUKE WING and some occassional 2 as he is versatile. MURPHY gives them flexibility at the WF 3 and at the 4 helping the PLUMLEE's out.

DUKE's 2011-12 Big GAMES........

Nov.
15 Michigan STATE
21-23 MAUI Invitational
29 @ OHIO STATE Big 10/ACC Challenge

Dec.
10 Washington at MSG NYC

Jan.
4 TEMPLE @ Wells Fargo Arena PHILLY
28 St. JOHNS

Jan. - Mar.
ACC Conference play

Looking at DUKE'S Schedule it isn't as challenging as you may think. But their KEY PLAYERS are young so expect some erratic play early on. But the REAL SEASON won't start until they meet their ARCH-RIVAL the TAR HEELS in ACC play.

But 3 things are etched in stone in DURHAM........COACH K getting it in.........Cameron KRAZIES doin' what it do.......and the DUKE HOOP SQUAD taking NO PRISONERS.............and this show isn't CAROLINA BLUE......it's DUKE BLUE and KRZYZEWSKIville rated.

NFL WEEK 4 Power Rankings......the PACK Lambeau LEAPS and BOUNDS above everyone else....LIONS and BILLS 3-0.....WHAT?

The Topsy and Turvy NFL Schedule and just like I have said before......there is NO Clear Cut Favorite to win it all except the Defending WORLD CHAMPION Green Bay PACKERS.

In this week's Power Rankings you have 2 things that stick out.......the 2 Best Offenses at the TOP......and the 2 Best Defenses at the TOP.......and all these TEAMS are my first 4 TEAMS in the Power Rankings Week 4.

WEEK 4 NFL Power Rankings powered by the BLUEDUDE (in Parenthesis.....Last Week's Ranking):

1. PACKERS (1): Aaron RODGERS to TE Finley....NOW waiting on D to join PARTY

2. SAINTS (4): To beat WHO DAT?.....If they don't have the ball they don't SCORE

3. STEELERS (5): Shaky Offensive Line and Shaky D.....STEELERS on an ODD YEAR....LOOKOUT

4. RAVENS (6): Maybe the TEAM to beat in the AFC......O looks GREAT.....Is that the ORIGINAL 52 or a CLONE?

5. LIONS (11): Forget the GHOST of BARRY.....may get DT Fairley for the 1st time.....LIKE THEY NEED HIM

6. BILLS (14): LEVY, KELLY, THURMAN......Now GAILEY, FITZPATRICK, F.JACKSON....get your jerseys BISON CITY

7. PATRIOTS (2): just like I thought all along.....there D is not that GOOD...and BRADY looked his age for once

8. JETS (3): Finally had someone turn them over and be the SPANKER not the SPANKEE.....Reality Check in EAST BAY HUH?

9. COWBOYS (15): Showed some resolve and toughness the last 2 WEEKS.....and all from an unlikely source......QB ROMO

10. RAIDERS (16): The REAL SILVER & BLACK has STOOD UP.....and taking on the Demeanor of Coach Hue JACKSON

11. BOLTS (13): didn't move too far up.....not a BELIEVER YET......ALWAYS SOMETHING MISSING in DIEGO....ALWAYS

12a. BUCCANEERS (NR): Lined up and Matched the FALCONS or did the FALCONS not match them.....BUCS 4REAL

12b. GIANTS (NR): I overlooked them.......they re the best an most physical team in the NFC EAST

13. TEXANS (7): Still going through GROWING PAINS......STEELERS up next at HOME......tighten your CHIN STRAPS TEXANS

14. TITANS (NR): Just when it looked like they were turning the CORNER......Leading WR BRITT out for the YEAR (ACL) .......DAMN

15. REDSKINS (12): Still much improved but SEXY REXY has to know where 94 n 93 are at all times....not BLAMING HIM but missed a signature WIN for the 'SKINS

16. EAGLES (10): I bet you QB Vince YOUNG wishes he could have that DREAM TEAM Statement back......No ONE EAGLE on the SAME PAGE

TEAMS Dropping out

BEARS (1-2)
FALCONS (1-2)

TEAMS moving up

49ERS (2-1)

Monday, September 26, 2011

NFL WEEK 3 Run Down.....BILLS and PACKERS perfect.......BEARS and EAGLES searching......LIONS come from 20 down...NFL WEEK 3 Happenings

What a WEEK in the NFL you already know what type of YEAR it's going to be. All kinds of GIVENS......like the PACK is the best team in the NFC.....YES.......the BILLS are LEGIT in the AFC EAST.......YES..........the LIONS are the NEW Beast in the NFC NORTH......not the BEARS........and BENGALS keep getting ORANGE SUITS......NO DOUBT.

NFL WEEK 3 ACTION...........

PATS @ BILLS: Couldn't have seen this coming in a thousand years.......PATS up 21-0 in the 1st QTR....and LOSE. But what's more disturbing about the LOSS is that BRADY threw 4 PICKS including a PICK 6 and the BILLS were the best TEAM on the field for at least 2.5 QTRs. It just shows you before the WORLD follows you around for a WHOLE SEASON and the QB is going to pass for 6K yards......take care of what's in front of you.......THEY DIDN'T...GO BILLS

JAGS @ PANTHERS: DID CAM throw for 400?.....NO.....DID the PANTHERS WIN the GAME?........YES. It was SUNNY....then a TROPICAL Rainstorm.....then sunny again. The PANTHERS did what they had to do and it looks like a LONG YEAR for the JAGS and Coach Del RIO. U-HAUL and the REST of them have plenty of TRUCKS JACK. Next up for the PANTHERS @ SOLDIERS FIELD....GUT CHECK TIME.....for BOTH

49ERS @ the JUNGLE: the BATTLE of the QBS........1st PICK Bust ALEX SMITH and STRAWBERRY PASSION Andy DALTON.......let's get to the action........OK 9ERS TE Vernon DAVIS had 8 grabs for over 100 yards......and the 9ERS Scored late in the 4th for the W. DID anyone think that the NINERS would be 2-1?........HARBAUGH DID......and he is the only one that matters. BENGALS on the FLIP SIDE playing excellent D giving their outfit a CHANCE every SUNDAY......HATS off to COACH Marvin LEWIS.

DOLPHINS @ BROWNS: If you are not a BROWNS or FINS Fan.....this had to be BRUTAL. BROWNS 17-16. The Coach SPORANO watch has officially taken off......and it's NOT IF....it's WHEN......and when it gets to that point the TEAM maybe cashing it in soon to. IMAGINE Playing PRO BALL in 305 with a COACH that is doomed.....you have a long nice contract........MAKE IT RAIN. on the other side the BROWNS are making it happen as they continue to move NORTH of .500

LIONS @ PURPLE PEOPLE: 20-0 HALFTIME.........VIKES D Dominating in every facet and the VIKINGS as a WHOLE putting WORK IN in all 3 PHASES.......DAMN it's only HALFTIME and the LIONS and Coach SCHWARTZ didn't get that MEMO. IN OT......LIONS 26-23 and the LIONS Bandwagon has went BOEING 787 DREAM LINER as they go to BIG D next WEEK for a TRUE TEST. The VIKES on the other hand..........it's not going as planned and Coach Leslie FRAZIER is a GOOD COACH......he'll be back they just signed him.........I THINK.

TEXANS @ SAINTS: The TEXANS put up way too many 3's. When you are playing TEAMS like the SAINTS and PACKERS....you must put 7's up in the Red Zone......and if you don't you will LOSE......Case in Point......TEXANS up double-digits early in the 4th.....and lose because of the aforementioned 3's in the Red Zone. There are no MORAL Victories on SUNDAY and now the TEXANS have a STEELERS Team they might be catching at the RIGHT TIME.......but it's the STEELERS. The SAINTS did what they have to do and they are so explosive Offensively it might be a 2-Team Race in the NFC.

GIANTS @ EAGLES: The G-MEN were Choppin' IT UP all week about they hope VICK is playing....and maybe because they wanted to HIT 7....Again...and AGAIN...and AGAIN. The GIANTS dominated this lopsided CONTEST and JUST IN......the DREAM TEAM needs to start DREAMING about a PLAYOFF Spot. VICK can't continue to get HIT....the D is giving up way too many BIG PLAYS.....and the EAGLES looked confused. The GIANTS on the other hand are getting their MOJO back. They RAN the BALL......had no-name WRS killing the EAGLES HIGH-PAID Secondary at every rip, and they just took it to the EAGLES from the JUMP. A lot of work to do at the LINC.

BRONCOS @ TITANS: The only thing that came out of this GAME is unfortunately.....WHAT will the TITANS do without #1 WR Kenny BRITT......TORN ACL......Out for the SEASON. They need to lean on CJ28 and Nate WASHINGTON needs to take LOCKER 1 and run with it. The BRONCOS are a work in progress. I think Coach FOX in their man it's just they need to get the right pieces. It's almost unfathomable to think one COACH can ruin a team in less than 2 calendar years.....THX for your DECISION MAKING Josh McDANIELS,,,,the CUP runneth on EEEEEEEEEEEEE not SHAKESPEARIAN but ORANGE CRUSHIAN.

JETS @ RAIDERS: the Analysts called this one......the RAIDERS will beat the JETS.......final score SILVER and BLACK 34- JETS 24 and the RAIDERS took a PAGE out of the JETS BOOK and punched them in the mouth from Start to Finish. The new RB to watch is Darren MCFADDEN slicing and dicing for a BUCK SEVENTY and some change. The JETS were cruising in the 1st couple of games until they went WEST. It looks like it's a 6-Team race in the AFC....and Home Field Advanatage will be the key.

CHIEFS @ CHARGERS: Considering who the CHIEFS have left as their TOP PLAYERS.....the BOLTS almost lost this one to. FINAL SCORE 20-17.....and if I was putting CASH on the AFC WEST Winner.........they are in EAST BAY. BOLTS still not ready and KC might as well be the ROYALS at this point......Not even a 1/4 thru the SCHEDULE......DUNZO

RAVENS @ RAMS: So much for last week....behind the inspiration of one of their FROMER PLAYERS Big OT Orlando "ZUES" BROWN who passed last week.......the RAVENS dedicated the BALL to ZUES and went to work. The RAMS had no chance and REAL TALK......the Greatest SHOW on TURF would have not gotten up from this HIT. FLACCO looked superb and the RAVENS will try to ride that wave into SUNDAY NIGHT'S Tilt with the JETS.......UH-OH........Somebody will be 2-2 when the smoke clears from that one.

PACKERS @ BEARS: If the BEARS were to get the PACK.....they should have beat them last year......because this year the PACK LOOKS LIKE THE BEST OFFENSE in Football and a TOP 3 Team ion the NFL. One Question for the BEARS.......RB Matt FORTE had 9 carries.......PACKERS RB Ryan GRANT had 19 carries for 90 and some change......BALL GAME......and throw in AARON RODGERS with a running game......BEST O in the MILKY WAY GALAXY. BEARS need to pick it up and get back to .500......LIONS and PACK both 3-0 with a 2 game lead and we are not even out of SEPTEMBER.

CARDINALS @ SEAHAWKS: The CARDS are a terrible ROAD TEAM.....the SEAHAWKS are a Good HOME TEAM......final score......13-10 HAWKS........both playing to improve teams with HIGH PICKS. ANY QUESTIONS?

FALCONS @ BUCS: Just like the BLUEDUDE called it.......I thought that the BUCS might be the 2nd best team in the NFC South......and right now YES. The FALCONS are a couple of lucky plays from being 0-3 and DIRTY BIRDS QB Matty ICE looks like that PACKERS Playoff loss is still affecting him like he was a fighter jet PILOT and the 1st TIME he saw a MIG........SCARED STRAIGHT. Coach MORRIS and the BUCS will be a tough out from here on in and look for them to CHALLENGE the SAINTS as well......BUCS are good and hungry.

STEELERS @ COLTS: I said this to myself before the GAME......the STEELERS will make this interesting NO MATTER who is at QB. Then I looked at the COLTS Injury Report and saw that FREENEY and MATHIS were good to go......UH-OH. Those 2 DEs D*** there gave an L to the STEELERS single-handily. QB BIG BEN Roethlisberger kept us in the GAME as well as #43 and #92......and we live to see the TEXANS at 2-1. The COLTS are searching and rightfully so......losing one of the TOP 10 players of all-time in the NFL. The STEELERS need OFFENSIVE Lineman and in a HURRY.

REDSKINS @ COWBOYS: QB Tony ROMO and the other 10 COWBOYS playing hurt........DO WHAT IT DO.....BIG WIN...to the 'SKINS....can't let that one get away especially knowing they have to come to DC to play later on in the season. Both TEAMS are in a GOOD PLACE at 2-1 with the'SKINS going to the LOU for a W and the 'BOYS hosting the New-Look LIONS and Highland Park Texas/Dallas Native LIONS QB Matt STAFFORD.

WHAT A WEEK.....BILLS 3-0.....LIONS 3-0.....and the TOP TEAMS in the AFC all 2-1 and meeting in WEEK 4......

BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK NCAA Power FOOTBALL Poll WEEK 5......LSU and ALBAMA on a collision course...are the BADGERS for real....n BOISE lurking

The BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK NCAA Power Football POLL........powered by SMURF VILLAGE.......and look who is #1 and should have been from the JUMP. Also.....can the BOISE STATE Broncos keep up the pACE and get a shot at the NATIONAL Championship Game.

A lot of GAMES left and most if not all the TOP 20 Teams still have to play each other.......WEEK 5 RANKINGS:

1. LSU Bayou BENGAL TIGERS (4-0): took the N off of MORGANTOWN

2. OKLAHOMA SOONERS (3-0): tested a little @FSU last week looked uninterested vs MIZZOU

3. ALABAMA Crimson TIDE (4-0): a tough SEC Schedule in the WAY....TIDE Loaded

4. OKLAHOMA STATE (4-0): Coming from behind in front of the 12th MAN...PRICELESS

5. BOISE STATE (3-0): Will be their until the END.....Possible BCS Nat'l Championship BID

6. WISCONSIN (4-0): QB Russell WILSON surrounded by NICE CAST.....WR TOON the TRuth

7. NEBRASKA (4-0): HAve the BADGERS coming up....Welcome to BIG 10 BIG RED

8. South CAROLINA (4-0): OLD Ball Coach has 'COCKS at the top of their game

9. STANFORD (3-0): They have QB Andrew LUCK...need a TEST.....OREGON and SC

10. OREGON (3-1): Still have the LOSS vs #1 LSU....that might cost them

11. FLORIDA (4-0): MUSCHAMP and WEIS taking advantage of GATORS SPEED

12. CLEMSON (4-0): DEATH VALLEY SOUTH CAROLINA is BACK...TIGERS putting in WORK

13. VA TECH (4-0): As long as BEAMER BALL is there......ACC TITLE in Grasp

14. SOUTH FLORIDA (4-0): Skip HOLTZ has FLORIDA Talent.....ND Win was HUGE

15. MICHIGAN (4-0): A little HOKE POKE in Ann ARBOR.....In DENARD WE TRUST

Others on the RADAR..........

TEXAS (3-0)
BAYLOR (3-0)
Georgia TECH (4-0)
Illinois (4-0)


the TOP 5 TOP 25 College FOOTBALL Games of IMPACT later in the WEEK at BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK

CSI BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK...the CARMINES lead is 1 game....PATS give up 21 pt lead....VICK beat up.....LSU whips WVU...12th MAN going SEC...HUH?

It's that time........PHONE has been off the HOOK...the BLUEDUDE has plenty of CRIME SCENES to cover and I wouldn't be putting YELLOW TAPE up if we didn't have CRIME and SUSPECTS.

CRIME SCENE....Somewhere in BEANTOWN.....FENWAY PARK Red SOX Clubhouse...Are you serious?.....A SEPTEMBER Swoon for the AGES...and the CARMINES got lucky tonight winning the back end of the Double header with the BOMBERS. The LEAD is 1 over the RAYS and 2 over the HALOS with 3 to play.

Is it the CARMINES Pitching...Defense.....Managing....or is it TOP GUN......and the SOX are holding on too tight and ready to give up their wings to MAVERICK and GOOSE.......and in this arena it's the RAYS and HALOS.

i have not seen a MELTDOWN quite like this......the BOSOX are 3-15 in SEPTEMBER including tonights WIN and they have the O's for 3. The RAYS relunctantly have the YANKS for 3. The HALOS are on the Outside looking in at this point.

VERDICT: Hung Jury............

CRIME SCENE......Upstate New York......ORCHARD PARK........WAGON CENTRAL.......and there is HARVARD ATHLETE......yea i said it....a HARVRAD Student-Athlete making HAY in Orchard Park and this time at the Disposal of Bill BELICHEK, Tom BRADY, and the New England PATRIOTS.

The PATRIOTS up some 21-0 in the 1st Quarter only to lose 34-31 to the Up[start BILLS. Are they for real?.....YES SIRRRRRR. They have QB FItzpatrick...a RB names Fred JACKSON.....WHO?.......and they Circle the WAGONS better than TONTO and the LONE RANGER. But to comeback on the PATS like they did and TOM TERRIFFIC threw not 1, not 2, not 3,.....but 4 PICKS..........Massive Crime SCENE here

VERDICT: GULITY......PATS....I know it's only Week 3 but lose like that to a Division Foe......uncalled for......the PATS UPSET ESPN with that one

CRIME SCENE......Somewhere between the Goal lines on an NFL Field......Philadelphia EAGLES QB Mike VICK.......If TOM BRADY, Peyton MANNING, Aaron RODGERS, and the rest of the Great QBs in the NFL are protected....WHY ISN'T Mike VICK.

You see the TAPE...every single play VICK is getting hit and you think if BRADY or RODGERS were to be hit like that on every play there wouldn't be a FLAG......BS. Sp when Mike VICK complains in his POST GAME Comments of getting Hit after the PLAY.....NFL and the Commish TAKE FU**** NOTE......you watch everyone else who is IMPORTANT....and EAGLES #7 in QB is just as.

VERDICT: GULITY......COMMISH.....ZEBRAS......and Trent DILFER.....I saw that S*** on ESPN Sports Center saying you don't see it......and the BLUEDUDE sees you have a HEAD full of HAIR

CRIME SCENE.........MORGANTOWN West Virginia........Football STADIUM........One....everyone on BOTH TEAMS is JAWING before ...during........and after the GAME. By the WAY did the MOUNTAINEERS of West Virginia get the name of that TRUCK that came through town with reckless abandon.

Once again the MAD HATTER, LSU Head Coach Les MILES, and his FOOTBALL TEAM make another statement on the ROAD and demolish the MOUNTAINEERS by putting up JOHN LYNCH........47 for those not in the KNOW. I could see getting beat by a couple of TDs......but they put up almost a half a HUNDO on the RAUCOUS Crowd in MORGANTOWN.

The road will be tough for LSU with that tough SEC WEST Schedule.....but for the MOUNTAINEERS......that was a BEATDOWN.....at the CRIB......uncalled for.

VERDICT: GUILTY....WVU Football Program.....and STUDENTS

CRIME SCENE.......COLLEGE STATION TEXAS.......Texas A&M UNIVERSITY......Why in 12th MAN would you leave the BIG 12 to see the likes of BAYOU BENGAL Tigers, ROLL TIDE, the PLAINS, STARKSVILLE, OXFORD, the SWAMP, ATHENS G A , OLE Ball COACH in COLUMBIA SC, and OLE ROCKY TOP Tennessee

VERDICT: like TRAFFIC COURT.......you were speeding HOW DO YOU PLEAD......GUILTY.....that's like the HICKORY NC CRAW DADS moving to NL EAST.....NO SHOT

TUESDAY look for NFL WEEK 3 RUN DOWN powered by BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK.........MARTES

Sunday, September 25, 2011

When NBA LOCKOUT 2011 Ends......Top 2011 Free Agents.....the BULLS Dilemma at 2G...and the 2 TOP Free Agent potentially in 2012

The NBA Lockout is on day 87 and when the SMOKE CLEARS.......who and where are the TOP 2011 Free Agents to do. Some Teams have a Laundry List of Players they covet but a lot of questions remain.

What will the new Salary Structure be and what amount will the SALARY Cap be set at?.......If the Season starts On TIME which it looks like it won't.....what will be the RULES of ENGAGEMENT as far as signing FREE AGENTS.

One would have to consider that there has to be a lot of talking going on between Agents and TEAM REPRESENATIVES as when the LOCKOUT ends everyone will be scrambling including the COveted Free Agents.

The TOP 2011 Free Agents to be are stockpiled at the Off Guard or 2G spot. Everyone in the Association knows that the CHICAGO BULLS are in the MARKET for a Scoring 2G and the ones that make since are as follows:

Earl J.R. SMITH 6'5" 210 2G last team Denver NUGGETS (not re-signing with Nuggets): Signed with team in CHINA....gave up 2011-12 Season

Jamal CRAWFORD 6'5" 190 Combo Current Team Atlanta HAWKS (they will try to keep him but at what COST) Originally drafted by the BULLS out of MICHIGAN and was a part of that Tyson CHANDLER, Eddy CURRY, and Jamal CRAWFORD .....to turn around the BULLS...as you see that never materialized.

Seattle Washington's Finest has been a THORN in the BULL'S Side the last few years and the main reason CRAWFORD has played with a FEW TEAMS. He is a nice piece but he is that piece for a TEAM that can be included in a Potential deal to get your team better but CRAWFORD always seems to be the man out.

Would the BULLS pull the TRIGGER on J-CRAW.......if financially and CAP Friendly YES......at this point in his career will the HAWKS pay him over MARKET? It appears that's what he is looking for.

The New Jersey NETS and soon to be BROOKLYN NETS have 2 major Signings to get done. The 1st is can they CONVINCE PG Deron "D-WILL5" to stay by the HUDSON. They didn't give away much to get him mid-season but if they lose WILLIAMS it would be devastating to the NETS. I know one thing is for sure.....minority partner Sean DOT CARTER is putting his best foot forward to convince him that YOUR OUR GUY no matter what.

The other NETS potential signee is NEWLY WED PF Kris HUMPHRIES. Much traveled it looks like he may have found a home in JERSEY but at what cost. I personally think you ned him by the HUDSON because of Brooks LOPEZ inability or desire to get on the GLASS.....and at 7'. I would not want to be in the NETS shoes right now.....TOUGH TOUGH DESCISIONS coming.

Other GUYS potentially moving on:

C Marc GASOL GRIZZLIES (will remain on BEALE Street)
PG/SG Rodney STUCKEY PISTONS (it's all up to New Ownership.....they just drafted Brandon KNIGHT PG)
SG Jason RICHARDSON MAGIC (O-TOW would be smart to keep him...ATHLETIC 2's are not in surplus)
SG Arron AFFALO NUGGETS (will remain in MILE HIGH...why u think they let JR SMITH walk)
SF Tayshaun PRINCE PISTONS (TAY has to go to a CONTENDER at this point in his career)
SG/SF Caron BUTLER MAVERICKS (must stay a MAV their 2nd Best Player)
SF Thaddeus YOUNG SIXERS (a rising STAR and 3 years in the league not even 24 yrs of age yet)
PF David WEST HORNETS (Knee Injury was huge considering the $ he had on the table pre INJURY)

Now the Top 2012 Free AGENTS...there are only 2...............In any order

Dwight HOWARD 7' 0" 240 Orlando MAGIC: Him staying in ORANGE COUNTY FLA has HUGE bearing on a FEW THINGS:

1. Otis SMITH the MAGIC GM is on the HOOK for a lot of the MAGIC Supporting Cast that has yet to deliver. He floated a BAD CHEK to Rashard LEWIS. Then tried to make amends by trading him for another BAD CAP HIT.....AGENT ZERO....and that's what u get from AGENT ZERO.......a ZEROOOOO. Now SUPERMAN is talking about leaving after they build the HOUSE that DWIGHT Built......the New AMWAY Center.

The only way to get him to stay if they can pull it off......get Deron WILLIAMS........if that goes down.....DWIGHT will be a MAGIC PLAYER for life. Imagine the MAGIC losing SHAQ in the 90's and now potentially DWIGHT.......ORLANDO MAGIC.....you have just lost DWIGHT where are you GOING?......to the EVERGLADES for a SWIM..........AGREED.

Look for a one of 2 market to make a play for DWIGHT......the BULLS and the LAKESHOW LAKERS. Carlos BOOZER of the BULLS is DWIGHT'S Best Friend......Lookout.

2. Chris PAUL 5'11" New Orleans HORNETS: They were 60/40 before the injury to PF David WEST......now what. The rumblings of CP3 going to GOTHAM CITY has legs, ARMS, a HEAD, HAIR, a JERSEY on, and CP3 Knick Colorway JORDANS......CP3 JORDANS. Imagine MSG........'MELO, STAT, and CP3...take that HEAT and RILEY.....back atcha ya.

If PAUL left the HORNETS it would be the equivalent of when KING JAMES left the CAVS......and for the TEAM to be in the BIG EASY makes it that much more important to sign CP3.

The ONLY 2 places I see PAUL going is MSG or staying in the BIG EASY. This will be interesting because where does PF DAVID WEST have leverage coming off of an ACL Injury at 30 years of AGE?.......NONE.

The NBA will be quite a SHOW when the DUST settles....the Flood Gates of Top Free Agents for 2011 and 2012 will be on DISPLAY in ORGANIZED CHAOS....kinda like Coach Doug MOE'S 1980's Denver NUGGETS Offense.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK Sports SHORTS.....Matt KEMP 2011 NL MVP?....MLB Division WINNERS.....NBA Postpones GAMES then WHAT?...and BENGALS WR J. SIMPSON

Just flying off the HANDLE about a few things..............ONE

LA DODGERS Center Fielder MATT KEMP and once a HS TEAMMATE of LA SPARKS Forward CANDACE PARKER'S Husband Shelden WILLIAMS.......is on pace to maybe get the NL Triple Crown. As of Today he is at .326 37 BOMBS 119 KNOCKED IN 40 THEFTS and an OBP of .402. Not bad considering where he was last year at this time following MAN DOWN Herself.....POP/ROCK Sensation RIHANNA.

See fellas.....they always say behind every good man is a BETTER WOMAN......well in this case it's BEHIND every POP/ROCKERS Boyfriend is a TRIPLE CROWN Threat...........IT'S TRIPLE CROWN not MAN DOWN.

TWO...........
Congrats goes out to from WORST top FIRST the Arizona D-BACKS and the BREW CREW. The D-BACKS unseat the Defending World CHAMPION San Francisco GIANTS while the BREW CREW get their 1st chip since the 1982 BREW CREW led by Gorman THOMAS, Cecil COOPER, Paul MOLITOR, an Robin YOUNT....remember those names?

Up next for the BREW CREW is either the D-BACKS or the BRAVES if they go hold on. And for the D-BACKS either the BREW CREW or the Fightin' PHILS and that MONSTER of a rotation.

THREE..........
Imagine THIS.....the NBA in the NEWS and the NEWS isn't about what player is cashing in next overseas. The NBA Commish David STERN cancelled around 43 Exhibition Games and the NBA is starting to feel the CLOCK TICKING.

The BLUEDUDE ponders this thought.....WOULD the OWNERS HOLD OUT and try to break the NBA PLAYERS UNION by prolonging the STRIKE to get into the PLAYERS FINANCES. You know how these DUDES get down as far as spending. Let's put it this way.......ON CRIBS......when they went to NBA PLAYERS HOUSES....i saw no PIGGY BANKS....NONE.....a SUB-ZERO here.......a NICE WHIP THERE........a TROPHY WIFE behind that counter in the KITCHEN....LOL

FOUR...................
MOVING ON......has it dawned on anyone yet that the 2012 OLYMPICS in LONDON ENGLAND are right around the CORNER. Well for those of you wanting to go over there take your AMERICAN EXPRESS......because all those 5-Star Hotels don't take VISA.

Bengals WR Jerome SIMPSON was reportedly at practice when the PARCEL Man came to his house with NOT ROSES.......NOR SHOES......but around 2 1/2 EL BEES of MARY JANE.....not the RICK JAMES SINGLE......the CHEECH and CHONG Version.

So my sources in COLUMBUS have been telling me that after further review into the SIMPSON HOUSE ( BART and HOMER and FAMILY no relation to JEROME).....the LAW DAWGS found WEIGHT Scales.......CIGARS.....Humidifiers.......BOOKS on HOW TO GROW DRO....the whole NINE. But being a BENGAL I WONDER if they found his PLAY BOOK........OH they did......it was by the PS3.

One thing is for certain........NFL TEAMS have PRACTICE SQUADS.......TRAINERS.......a STADIUM.......an PRactice FACILITIES......and the BENGALS have ORANGE JUMPSUITS in their EQUIPMENT LOCKERS................#GoingtotheJOINT #CountyCityorFed...they really are the BUNGLES.....GOOD MOVE CARSON staying your A** at the FLAT in CALI

FIVE...................
One more RIP before I go............DID or DID I not hear that the COWBOYS TRAINERS let 'BOYS QB Tony ROMO go onto the field and finish the game vs the 49ERS with 2 broken ribs.......and a PUNCTURED LUNG..........GODDELL.......COMMISH.......you know if that was the STEELERS TRAINERS you would fine the STEELERS $250K and the ROONEYS' would threatin to move to the CFL Next Year.

The COWBOYS have to repremanded for that......they say they are trying to protect the PLAYERS then you put a QB out there with one LUNG that is normal......that's the BULLS*** in the GAME right there............ONE HUNDRED......BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK....I'M OUT.

Friday, September 23, 2011

In 1990....it was GEORGIA TECH'S Lethal Weapon 3......ACC CHAMPIONS....the RAMBLIN' WRECK'S 1st Final Four Appearance....What a RUN it was

In 1990 the COLLEGE Basketball World had ALL EYEZ on the UNLV Runnin' REBELS and their Head Coach Jerry TARKANIAN and deservedly so. But in the EAST in the ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE there was a School led by one of the MOST HERALDED NY CITY KIDS in recent memory to come on the COLLEGE BASKETBALL Scene.

That City and School was ATLANTA GEORGIA.....and the School was GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS. They were coached by ACC Legends and current Head Coach at the COLLEGE of CHARLESTON Bobby CREMINS.

The JACKETS were led by 1 Senior in G Brian OLIVER Smyrna GA WILLS HS......1 F in Dennis "3D" SCOTT of Flint HIll PREP HS VA.......1 PG in Kenny ANDERSON of ARCHBISHOP MALLOY HS in Jamaica/QUEENS NY. These 3 in 1990 were known as LETHAL WEAPON 3. With a supporting cast of C Malcolm MACKEY (Chattanooga TN BRAINERD HS) and G Drew BARRY (son of Famous NBA Player and HOF Rick BARRY went to CONCORD CA De La SALLE HS)

OLIVER was a do-it-all combo G/F who could give you POINTS, Rebounds, Assists, and Steals......while SCOTT was shooting from 30 Feet and could fill it up by the minutes and KENNY was the Traffic Controller in the middle of the intersection methodically moving along.

That year GA TECH won the ACC Tournament and went into the Big DANCE as a #3 Seed. The Top 2 team that year in the WHOLE Tourney was fellow ACC School the DUKE BLUE DEVILS led by PG Bobby HURLEY (St. ANTHONY'S HS Jersey City NJ) and PF/C Christian LAETTNER (Buffalo NY ANGOLA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY) and the other Top Team was the aforementioned UNLV Runnin' REBELS led by PG Greg ANTHONY (a Portland ST UNIVERSITY Transfer) and SF Stacey "SPIDERMAN" AUGMON (Pasadena CA MUIR HS), and one LARRY "LJ" JOHNSON (Dallas TX SKYLINE HS by way of ODESSA TX JC).

But not surprisingly after TECH went through the ACC Tourney ABLAZE....that they were able to carry the momentum into the NCAA Tourney and knocking off East TENN ST BUCCANEERS and their DO EVERYTHING Mighty Mouse of a PG Keith "Mr. JENNINGS" JENNINGS.

Then the JACKETS up end an LSU Squad led by Dennis SCOTT"S Future Teammate in ORLANDO Shaquille O'NEAL (San ANTONIO TX COLE HS). The SWEET 16 the the RAMBLIN' WRECK beat SPARTY and Jud HEADCOTHE's Team led by All-American SG Steve SMITH (Detroit MI PERSHING HS).

Then in the REGIONAL Final they face Coach CLEM HASKINS' Minnesota GOPHERS Squad led by F Willie BURTON (Detroit MI ST MARTIN DE PORRES HS). You probably also thinking that who is Willie BURTON to stop LETHAL WEAPON 3.....a TOP 10 Pick in 1990 to the Miami HEAT.

Then after winning their REGIONAL FINAL....Coach CREMINS and his RAMBLIN' WRECK HOPS TEAM led by LETHAL WEAPON 3 were posed with a huge challenge in the NATIONAL SEMI-FINAL Game in Denver's Final FOUR. They would draw the almost unbeatable UNLV Runnin' REBELS who just ran through the TOURNEY Field at a record pace and the only thing that could stop the REBS were TRAVEL.

Unfortunately the TECH and LETHAL WEAPON 3 lost in that game to a BETTER UNLV Team but the memories for the RAMBLIN' WRECK Following will last forever as that was TECH'S 1st ever FINAL FOUR Appearance and they have had some great players and team come through that Top Flight Engineering School like:

G Mark PRICE
G KENNY ANDERSON
G/F BRAIN OLIVER
F DENNIS SCOTT aka 3D
C John SALLEY aka SPIDER MAN SALLEY
F Tom HAMMONDS
G Bruce DARYMPLE
F Matt HARPRING
G Stephon MARBURY
G Travis BEST
PF James FORREST
G Jarrett JACK
PF Chris BOSH
PF Derrick FAVORS

That is the BASKETBALL ALUM only at Tech and they are known for it's ENGINEERING, FOOTBALL, and BASEBALL as well.

The BASKETBALL Program will once again rise to the TOP of the ACC but those who have followed TECH HOOPS for years will never forget 1990.........and KENNY, DENNIS, and BRIAN........known as LETHAL WEAPON 3.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

NFL Fantasy WEEK 3.....Play Him or Sit Him or Trade Him.....the WIDE OUT EDITION

The NFL Week 3 is upon us and this time in My Fantasy Picks the BLUEDUDE will cover Wide OUTS only. There are some great Match-Ups of WRs vs Defenses in Week 3 like the PACK WRs vs the BEARS D.

Let's take a look at WEEK 3 NFL Fantasy PICKS...the WIDE OUT Edition:

PATRIOTS @ BILLS: QBs BRADY vs FITZPATRICK....Good Match-Up Here...Both have been scoring in bunches

WRs you PLAY: PATS WELKER BRANCH BILLS JOHNSON
WRs you SIT: PATS OCHOCINCO

JAGS @ CAROLINA: PANTHERS QB Newton on Fire.....JAGS have no QB.......NONE

WRs you PLAY: PANTHERS SMITH LaFELL
WRs you SIT: ALL JAGS WRs listed

49ERS @ CINCY: QBs.....Alex SMITH vs Andy DALTON..........UHHHHHH!

WRs you PLAY: NONE
WRs you SIT: Everyone listed on both SIDES including BENGALS WR Jerome SIMPSON...the WEED MAN

DOLPHINS @ BROWNS: QBs.....HENNE vs McCOY......another UHHHHHHH!...something about QBs in OHIO

WRs you PLAY: FINS MARSHALL BESS HARTLINE BROWNS MASSAQUOI CRIBBS ROBISKIE
WRs you SIT: NONE play them all like your about to CRAP OUT

LIONS @ VIKES: QBs Stafford vs McNABB-STER.......STAFFORD lighting it up

WRs you PLAY: LIONS MEGATRON JOHNSON BURELSON PETTIS VIKES HARVIN
WRs you SIT: BERRIAN aka the TONY RICH Project VIKES and tear up his CONTRACT

TEXANS @ BIG EASY: QBs......SCHAUB vs BREES...BIG TIME Tilt RIGHT here

WRs you PLAY: TEXANS JONES JOHNSON SAINTS MOORE HENDERSON MEACHEM
WRs you SIT: the ONES not listed ABOVE

G-MEN @ EAGLES: ELI vs VICK......NFC EAST Battle

WRs you PLAY: GIANTS NICKS EAGLES JACKSON MACLIN AVANT
WRs you SIT: GIANTS STOKLEY

BRONCOS @ TITANS: ORTON vs Hasselback.......HMMMMMM

WRs you PLAY: BRONCOS ROYAL LLOYD DECKER TITANS WASHINGTON BRITT 50/50
WRs you SIT: TITANS WILLIAMS

JETS @ OAKLAND: SANCHEZ vs CAMPBELL......Above AVERAGE Match-Up

WRs you PLAY: JETS HOLMES MASON RAIDERS MOORE
WRs you SIT: JETS BURRESS RAIDERS Heyward-Bey MURPHY HAGAN

CHIEFS @ CHARGERS: CASSELL vs RIVERS........RIVERS

WRs you PLAY: CHIEFS BOWE CHARGERS JACKSON FLOYD CRAYTON
WRs you SIT: CHIEFS COOPER BREASTON URBAN /CHAMBERS n KENNISON if u can find them LOL

RAVENS @ RAMS: FLACCO vs BRADFORD...too young good ones

WRS you PLAY: RAVENS LEE BOLDIN RAMS SIMS-WALKER
WRs you SIT: RAMS GIBSON ALEXANDER

PACKERS @ BEARS: RODGERS vs CUTLER.......RIVALRY Game

WRs you PLAY: All PACKERS and ALL BEARS
WRs you SIT: NONE

CARDS @ SEAHAWKS: KOLB vs JACKSON......KOLB....JACKSON OUCH!

WRs you PLAY: CARDS FITZGERALD DOUCET ROBERTS SEAHAWKS WILLIAMS
WRs you SIT: SEAHAWKS TATE BALDWIN

FALCONS @ BUCS: RYAN vs FREEMAN......GOOD NFC South GAME

WRs you PLAY: FALCONS WHITE JONES BUCS WILLIAMS BENN
WRs you SIT: FALCONS DOUGLAS BUCS BRISCOE SPURLOCK

STEELERS @ COLTS: COLLINS vs BIG BEN......COLLINS plays STEELERS tough all the time

WRs you PLAY: STEELERS WALLACE WARD SANDERS BROWN COLTS WAYNE
WRs you SIT: COLTS GARCON COLLIE GONZALEZ

REDSKIN @ COWBOYS: GROSSMAN vs ROMO......Good MONDAY NIGHT tilt now the 'SKINS r winning

WRs you PLAY: 'SKINS MOSS GAFFNEY 'BOYS AUSTIN BRYANT
WRs you SIT: 'SKINS ARMSTRONG AUSTIN 'BOYS HOLLEY HARRIS

There you have it NFL WEEK 3 Fantasy PICKS......WIDE OUT Edition.......Look for WEEK 4 RBs/TEs

AIR JORDAN in 1984 Draft...would have had Company in the NBA...1986 the late Len BIAS...1989 the late Benji WILSON...they were the NBA Future Together...As they were all ONE of ONE Pieces of BASKETBALL Art

What is the meaning of Tragedy...an Event resulting in a Great Loss or Misfortune. What is the meaning of Devastated...to bring to ruin or desolation by Violent Action.

Fast Forward to the 1984 NBA Draft...one Michael Jeffrey Jordan goes to the Bulls at #3 behind Phi Slamma Jamma's Akeem "the Dream" Olajuwon and UK Lexington's Sam Bowie.

No one knew the Mike would just blow up the Logo and revolutionize the NBA like he did. But hold on..Mike would have had company as there was another Player in the ACC that was just as good if not better than Mike and a Kid in Chicago that was a HS Senior to be the Year Mike was drafted by the Bulls.

Enter Maryland College Park's PF the late Len Bias and Chicago Simeon High School's #1 HS player in 1984 PF Benji Wilson. Tragedy and Devastation describe what I am about to tell you on a few different levels. What could've been should've been and what was...was not that simple.

In 1984 Chicago Simeon HS and the Late Coach Bob Hambric had the Best School Boy Player in the Country and maybe one of the Best HS Basketball Players of All-Time in 6-8 200 Do Everything Ben Wilson. I remember to this day one Howard Garfunkel, the Founder of the Famous Five-Star HS Basketball Showcase said quote un quote talking about BEN, " I would put Ben in my Top Players of All-Time to ever come to 5-Star with Earvin Magic Johnson (Lansing MI Everett HS), Air Jordan (Wilmington NC Laney HS) , Isiah Thomas (Westchester IL St Jospeh HS), Moses Malone ( St Petersburg VA ST Petersburg HS), and Patrick Ewing (Cambridge MA Ridge and Latin School).

At 6-8 he could play his back to the basket, face-up, take you out on perimeter with a nice handle....go left an right equally, rebound the rock with the best of them, block shots, defend 1-5 and play 1-5.......and to this day with Isiah Thomas maybe the Best Ever out of the Windy City at that Time.

The 1986 NBA Draft 2 years after Mike was in the NBA...Bias had just completed his 4 years at Maryland playing for the Fighting Turtles. Lenny was an absolute Nightmare walking in the ACC Circuit as he played Jordan when Jordan was a Soph and Junior and Lenny was a Freshman and Sophomore. Drafted in June 1986 by the Boston Celtics was suppose to join Bird, DJ, McHale, Ainge, and the Chief...Robert Parrish to solidify the rich tradition in Beantown at the Boston Garden.

Just a Day after the Draft Bias joined teammates the late Dennis Johnson and Current Celtics GM Danny Ainge in an Endorsement Deal with and up and coming shoe company...Reebok.

Then there is Tragedy and Devastation...talking about Bias and Wilson. Bias dies unexpectedly of a Drug Overdose not even a week after the NBA Draft...never once suiting up for the Green Team.

Wilson on a lunch break with a female acquaintance gets into an heated argument with 2 men about the female he his with...Shot and Killed on the spot. Why was Benji away from the School on Lunch Break and did these 2 men know who he was?

Tragedy and Devastation...Senseless...one in his Prime...the other entering his Prime. As for Wilson who most thought would have attended the University of Illinois on a Full-Ride Basketball Scholarship would have joined the Flying Illini from 1985-1989...this group:

G Stephen Bardo Carbondale HS IL ESPN Analyst/Motivational Speaker
G Kendall Gill Rich Central HS IL 1990 1st Pick Charlotte NBA/Comcast Chicago Sports Net
F Kenny Battle West Aurora HS IL 1990 1st Pick Phoenix Youth Instructor in Aurora IL
F Nick Anderson Chicago SIMEON HS IL Ben's HS Teammate 1990 1st ever pick of ORLANDO/ Director of Community Relations for Magic
F Irvin Small Chicago Simeon HS IL Ben's HS Teammate
G/F/C Benji Wilson Chicago Simeon HS IL 1989 1st Pick Sacramento Kings (what might have happened)

In 1989 Illinois finished 2nd that year losing the Championship to the Michigan Wolverines and Rumeal Robinson and Glen Rice.

BIAS' projected Celtics Roster and a *Future Teammate:

G Danny Ainge BYU
G Dennis Johnson Pepperdine
F Larry BIRD Indiana ST
F Kevin McHALE Minnesota
C Robert PARRISH Centenary LA
F Len BIAS Maryland
*G Reggie LEWIS Northeastern/Baltimore Dunbar HS/Celtics Captain after Larry Legend Retired

The C's would have easily put up a few more banners adding Lenny to the Mix

If the Celtics had Lenny and the Sacramento Kings grabbed Ben at #1 in 1989 the 1991 NBA All-Star Game Rosters would have looked like this:

1991 East All-Stars

G Michael JORDAN
G Isiah THOMAS
G Joe DUMARS
F Charles BARKELY
F Bernard KING
F/G Dominique WILKINS
....................................F/G LEN BIAS Boston CELTICS
G Hersey HAWKINS
F/C Kevin MCHALE
F Larry BIRD
C Brad DAUGHERTY
G Alvin ROBERTSON
C Robert PARRISH

1991 WEST ALL STARS

G Magic JOHNSON
G Kevin JOHNSON
F Chris MULLIN
F Karl MALONE
C David ROBINSON
F James WORTHY
F/G Clyde DREXLER
..............................F BEN WILSON Sacramento KINGS
F/C Tom CHAMBERS
G Terry PORTER
G Tim HARDAWAY
G John STOCKTON

Len Bias and Benji Wilson were that good and they would've been in most people's minds Prototypes in their respective positions in the NBA.

Now to say what Shoe company Benji would have been with...let's say he wore Converse "CONS" with the Y-BAR System at Illinois...so Cons or Nike would have been the Shoe.

To the late and great Len Bias and Benji WILSON "Tragedy...Devastation...and without one doubt. The NBA would have been Air Jordan, Lenny, and Benji in any order, a Tall Order, and the NBA's Best Order.

Both of these Gentleman were in the BLUEDUDE'S Famous Hoops Category...ONE of ONE like there is only One Len Bias and there is only One Benji Wilson...Period...R.I.P. Lenny and Benji...#34 Green Team....#25 SACtown Kings

FALL SATURDAYS 3rd Edition......OK STATE at 12th Man.....LSU at Morgantown...and PIG SOOIE at Tuscaloosa...Top 25 Action

As we move into the Nuts and Bolts of the College Football Season of Mid October to Early November.......the Dust is starting to settle on who is for real.....and who is not.

Lat weeks action had the BOYS from South Bend finally put one in the Left Column at the disposal of SPARTY and BOOMER SOONER and QB Landry JONES put the SEMINOLES into a REALITY CHECK. The BIG BOYS are starting to show their muscle and all others who THINK THEY KNOW.......HAVE NO IDEA.

The TOP 5 GAMES this week in COLLEGE FOOTBALL and the TOP 25 that will impact Rankings and the road to a BCS BID (not included is what school is going to go to another conference...that NCAA BS) and BIG UPS to PAC-12 Commissioner for standing up for whats right.....Keeping the PAC-12 at 12 instead of the PAC 50....that DUMBS***.

SATURDAY September 24, 2011

330 PM ET TUSCALOOSA ALABAMA aka T-TOWN

#14 PIG SOOIE and the HOGS of FAYETTEVILLE AR-KANSAS @ #3 BAMA: Can Bobby PETRINO'S Offense withstand that bruising Pro-Style Set-up of the CRIMSON TIDE. I know this in CRUNCH TIME....neither COACH will not be able to WALK OUT on their respective teams......or have we seen that from these coaches (Take a POINT from each corner from the BLUEDUDE....keep the SHOTS UP....whatever....QUITTERS).

PETRINO and SABAN......FALCONS vs DOLPHINS.......HOGS Offense vs the ROLL TIDE Defense.....and Ronnie WINGO JR. vs Trent RICHARDSON.......who wins these battles......will tell the tale from T-TOWN.

Also....'BAMA will have to show that it can PASS the PIGSKIN......no more dink and dunk and give RB RICHARDSON 80 carries......it's PRIME TIME SEC Time now........throw the D*** BALL. If I were the RAZORBACKS D......in the BOX I have RACKS on RACKS on RACKS.......9 in the BOX the heck with 8 and dare them to THROW. This Chess Match should be interesting on SATURDAY.

WINNER: 'BAMA......because SABAN already has a MONUMENT outside the Bryant-Denny STADIUM

330 PM ET COLLEGE STATION TEXAS......the 12th MAN AGGIE STADIUM

#7 O K STATE Stillwater @ #8 12th MAN and the A&M AGGIES: Everyone if you haven't heard get familiar with the #1 WR and a sure-fire TOP 5 Pick in the 2012 NFL DRAFT......Junior Justin BLACKMON.......a CLONE of COWBOYS WR Dez BRYANT n DITTO the Off the field Shenanigans. Then enter the COWBOYS running attack led by Joseph RANDLE......FOLKS.....we HAVE POINTS and a lot of them.

The the 12th ZONE is back in College STATION......remember these LBs Quentin CORYATT and Dat NYGUEN......throw in Broncos Rookie OLB Von Miller in that Group and the AGGIES are back into the BUSINESS of NO MORE AGGIE JOKES Hookem'HORNS Fans.
The AGGIES are led by QB Ryan TANNEHILL and RB Cyrus GRAY.

Tannehill could be a SPECIAL Player for the AGGIES and they will need a BIG BOOST from him and a the Plethora of AGGIE Wide Outs to put more than their share of POINTS up to stay with the COWBOYS.

WINNER: O K STATE....Too much BLACKMON and QB Brandon WEEDEN of the COWBOYS but CLOSE GAME

330 PM ET CLEMSON South Carolina......DEATH VALLEY ORANGE

#11 the 'NOLES of TALLAHASSEE @ #21 the TIGERS of DEATH VALLEY South Carolina: the 'NOLES losing t home last week to the SOONERS took a little bit out of the LUSTER in this one but the TIGERS held up their end by beating up the TIGER of AUBURN. Thus we have 2 Ranked Teams in the TOP 25 battling for ACC Supremacy.

Just in....and he was probably on the Florida STATE Recruiting Radar......CLEMSON FROSH WR Sammy WATKINS of Fort MYERS FL....he broke out a YOU TUBE REEL vs the WAR EAGLES of AUBURN last week to the tune of 10 grabs for 155 yards and 2 for PAY DIRT.

But also JUST IN.....this FSU Defense isn't AUBURN'S D......this is a SNIPPET of the OLD FSU TEAM D.....SPEED and MORE SPEED and R KELLY in the SECONDARY........There is nothing WRONG with a LITTLE BUMP AND GRIND......that's what they do in DOAK CAMPBELL.....BUMP and GRIND or in football terms BUMP and RUN.......you with me.

And speaking of WRs the 'NOLES must get 6-6 200 EL BEES plus WR Rodney SMITH...the 2nd coming of PLAX...the ball especially in the RED ZONE. RB and FROSH sensation James Wilder JR was non-existent vs the SOONERS last week......FEED HIM to Jimbo FISHER.

WINNER: 'NOLES that loss at home woke them up......no more losses until the ACC Showdown with BEAMER BALL

8PM ET MORGANTOWN WV.......MOUNTAINEER STADIUM

#2 BATON ROUGE BAYOU BENGAL TIGERS @ #16 MORGANTOWN WV MOUNTAINEERS: Does WEST VA have a SHOT vs the MAD HATTER and the POWERFUL LSU Tigers?......Well that's why the PLAY the game. I tell you this much.......if that LSU BUS gets to MORGANTOWN will all their players......the MOUNTAINEERS have their work cut out and I don't care if the WHOLE STATE is invited this one.

The KEY MATCH-Ups......there are 2......then the BLUEDUDE is sticking a FORK into it......the MOUNTAINEERS Offense vs the FAST, Physical, Pro-Style Defense of the LSU TIGERS and the MOUNTAINEERS Defensive Front vs the PHYSICAL Offensive Front of LSU....whoever wins hat battle will win the GAME.

LSU like 'BAMA.......they get ahead in the BALL GAME......and you know what's coming and it's your will vs their will.......and from the last couple of seasons......BOTH of those SCHOOLS do it better in Winning Time than anyone.

WINNER: LSU BAYOU BENGAL Tigers.....just way too much SIZE, SPEED and STRENGTH.......the SEC 3S combo....from the BLUEDUDE

Other games that might have IMPACT on TOP 25

#10 QUACK ATTACK @ DESERT SWARM in TUCSON AZ
#23 MEN of TROY @ SUN DEVIL STADIUM TEMPE

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NFL Week 3 Power Rankings.....BEARS and RAVENS take a few steps back....JETS, SAINTS, and STEELERS move up...the MARCH to NAPTOWN in February 2012

This time of year there is going to be some major shuffling every week in the NFL Power Rankings simply because it looks like there is no CLEAR FAVORITE.......or is it a 2-Trick Pony.....the PACK and the PATS.

A lot of movement in the BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK NFL Power Rankings this past week and I missed on some of these TEAMS either ranking them too high or too low.

The BILLS, REDSKINS, and TEXANS are 3-0 and moving up while the DREAM TEAM (EAGLES), RAVENS, and BEARS are WEEK to WEEK. It's too early to call out the TEAMS that are the ELITE but after the MIDWAY POINT....WEEK 9.......we will definitely know who is who and where everyone will be doing com POST SEASON.

The WEEK 3 NFL Power Rankings powered by BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK:

NOTE: Current Ranking for Week 3 is to the LEFT and the Power Ranking from LAST WEEK is in parenthesis to the right of the TEAM.

1. PACKERS (1): They pulled up some chairs to watch the Cam NEWTON Show there for a while until Coach Mike McCARTHY put the PACK in High Gear. I know they are getting torched in their secondary which is suppose to be an ELITE Group with Corners WOODSON and Tramon WILLIAMS. But until someone can take the PLAYSTATION or X-BOX Controller away from PACKERS QB Aaron RODGERS....they are still the Team to beat. It's BEARS WEEK........this week...stay tuned

2. PATRIOTS (4): I am tired of hearing it to but PATS QB Tom TERRIFIC is DRAKE......I'M ON ONE......torching every secondary an defense in his path. The DEFENSE is still a work in PROGRESS but BRADY and the O behind all them 2-Tight End Sets have Officially went HERE WE COME with 2 TIGHTS....CAN YOU STOP IT......and so far......H*** NO. The BILLS are coming...The BILLS are coming UP NEXT

3. JETS (6): Was it the JETS Effort or the lackluster JAGS......or BOTH or just one of those gams in a LONG LINE to Come to get a coach FIRED......(SEE JACK Del RIO). Not taking anything away from the JETS and their effort but RUTGERS, HOFSTRA, and STONY BROOK could have beat the JAGS last SUNDAY. But to their credit the JETS didn't make the SCHEDULE they just play the SCHEDULE. You know those PATRIOT /JETS Games are lurking somewhere between the HUDSON and a Nice Bowl of BOSTON CLAM CHOWDER.

4. SAINTS (7): So much for Aaron RODGERS torching their defense a few weeks ago. It's never too early for your defensive line to go to YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE RULES.....If the QB has the BALL and your not blocked.....KILL HIM (WHISPERING so PARENTS won't hear). And the BEARS had a Throwback night with the SACKS. Remember about this time last year the G-MEN rolled up a 10-SACK of CUTLER with GIANTS DE Osi UMENYIORIA getting more than a handful of those. The SAINTS are very explosive on OFFENSE and if they PLAY D like that....the FALCONS and BUCS will be playing for the WILD Card.

5. STEELERS (8): I know what your going to say how is it that the STEELERS are ahead of the RAVENS when the RAVENS took the STEELERS to the CHESAPEAKE.......it's my BLOG and it's STEELERS Nation over here. Plus we are not invited to no more HOMECOMING GAMES the rest of the season. We saw The SEAHAWKS.....We Smashed the SEAHAWKS......now the WEEK 1 Loss has created what Coach TOMLIN likes to See.......an EDGE and We will not have an IDENTITY CRISIS in the 'BURGH....not under TOMLIN, The ROONEY's, nor HOF Mr. DICK LeBEAU........PERIOD....up next the 0-2 COLTS but it's SUNDAY NIGHT and here we go

6. RAVENS (3): To have a let down and get beat and CJ28 has ran for 200 Plus yards is understandable. But to let QB Matt HASSELBACK go HAM when he hasn't thrown for that many yards since 2006......NOT GOOD. Now the RAVENS can stop running around STADIUMS shaking everyones hand when the beat someone. THis NFL GIG will humble the S*** out of you if you let it. I know that rematch is October 23rd.......but handle BIZ before than because we need the RAVENS in a nice feeling SPECIAL MOOD.

7. TEXANS (10): Look who is in the TOP 10 and looking like they belong and playing like it to. The TEXANS are for real an so much for RB Arian FOSTER'S Hamstring.....enter RB Ben TATE of the PLAINS in AUBURN. The OFFENSE has not skipped a beat and that new 3-4 that New Defensive Coordinator Wade PHILLIPS.....yeah that WADE......is starting to pay BIg DIVIDENDS for the TEXANS. Don;t forget they have the Best WR MONEY CAN BUY in DRE' 305 from the U in Coral Gables. OCTOBER 2nd......write it down....it will be GUT CHECK Time......A 5-STAR Match-UP cuz we in it.....STEELERS @ TEXANS

8. BEARS (2): You say D*** BLUEDUDE ......we dropped 6 spots...YEP.....WHY?......One thousand ONE Broke out and the BEARS O-LINE forgot about TWO and THREE. So I helped everyone over in LAKE FOREST ILLINOIS (the BEARS Headquarters) I went One thousand SIX. The BEARS are talented but Offensive Coordinator MIKE MARTZ is going to have to get an Extra Body Guard back there for CUTLER before it will be 2nd Stringer HEINE back there watching HINEY. BEARS must go heavy with RB Matt FORTE (who reminds the BLUEDUDE of a POOR MAN'S Marcus ALLEN) in both running and passing game. It's PACKER WEEK......need I say anymore

9. FALCONS (11): The DIRTY BIRDS looked Dead to RIGHT until Mike VICK went out of the GAME. Does anyone see what I see when you look at MATT RYAN'S Body LANGUAGE.......it spells INDECISIVENESS or GLOOM and DOOM or BOTH? The FALCONS have to reach back and find a medium on how they play people Defensively or they will be on the ROAD for a WILD CARD or watching the BUCS in their place. BIG WIN......nonetheless

10. EAGLES (5): A big drop like the BEARS.......they have a huge problem on D and when those tapes get to circulating on how to ATTACK the EAGLES Defensively......they will be in trouble. I knew going in that the FALCONS would try to go HEAVY Michael TURNER and it took the DIRTY BIRDS 2 and a half Quarters to figure that out but they did it and the EAGLES had no ANSWERS. It looks like the EAGLES might go 3rd String QB KAFKA....who played well vs the FALCONS......going the distance in WEEK 3....keep you posted.

11. LIONS (10): Not ready yet LIONS FANS but your team is legit......waiting on the BEARS and PACKERS LOSERS to put yall where I want to....at the TOP of the NFC NORTH....after WEEK 3. Don't the LIONS look like those NASTY Defenses in the MUSIC CITY under Coach Schwartz. And just think One Man doesn't make a difference but 2011 Top Pick DT Nick FAIRLEY of AUBURN hasn't seen a SNAP yet. He and SUH should be worth the price of admission and QB STAFFORD and the O.....not since BARRY DELISCIOUS has the LIONS O looked so entertaining and consistently GOOD.

12. REDSKINS (13) They have something brewing in the NATIONS CAPITAL. Who would've thought a CHUNK of HIGHTOWER and a GROSSMAN RUB then the GRILL......that the REDSKINS would be SMOKIN like this. The scary thing is that DEFENSE is LEGIT under DEFENSIVE GURU Jim HASLETT and they will get better as the season goes along. This MONDAY NIGHT in BIG D.......COWBOY WEEK and the 'SKINS come in 2-0.......Hit it KELS (R&B Singer R KELLY) IMAGINE THAT IMAGINE THAT IMAGINE THAT

13. BOLTS (9) They are the SAME GUYS all the TIME. They get into the REDZONE and do nothing. They Look the PART but never PLAY IT in BIG GAMES. If I was a CHARGERS FAN......I would give up my season tickets and quit going they make a GREAT TEAM look unbeatable because the BOLTS are too busy beating themselves. Hey Coach Norv TURNER.....take the names off of the BACK of the JERSEYS and tell them they will not get names on the back again until the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP Game.....Or is that a FAIR Assessment?

14. BILLS (15) Being patient can jump on this wagon too quick because sometimes when you jump on it CIRCLES back into the wrong DIRECTION. But the BISON CITY has to be proud because it feels like 1992 (PRINCE 1999). They are the CARDIAC KIDS of ORCHARD PARK 2K11...sorry DAWG POUND.....the ORIGINAL CARDIAC KIDS. Now they get the MEASURING STICK OUT......the PATRIOTS are up NEXT. We are about to see HOW SERIOUS the BILLS really are about taking that NEXT STEP.

15. COWBOYS (16) Not feeling the ROMO thing 100 yet. Yeah the KID went and got HIS MONEY under adverse circumstnces but the FOOTBALL GODS told him.....you want redemption.....PUT THIS FLAP JACKET on them RIBS and go get it. And to the GOLD RUSH Party......he did and the 'BOYS come out with a must needed W. Up NEXT.........SNYDER and those 2-0 2K11 Mike SHANAHAN REDSKINS........READY for SOME FOOTBALL.......

16. RAIDERS (14) They let one slip away on a short week having played in DENVER Week 1 but they had every reason not to lose that game and the BILLS took it from them the RAIDERS didn't lose it. What's next......a 2-team race in the AFC WEST......BOLTS and SILVER and BLACK.......so who is going to get it done......the RAIDERS have a TOP 5 RB in MCADDEN and I would ride the WHEELS until they you see the RAZORBACK LOGO on the RUBBER. QB Jason CAMPBELL has been impressive with all that speed on the OUTSIDE.

Look out for these TEAMS.....

NY FOOTBALL GIANTS
TB BUCCANEERS
TENN TITANS

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NFL WEEK 2 Run Down......BILLS and REDSKINS 2-0.....ROMO the HERO?.......FALCONS out duel the EAGLES.

Another NFL Week is in the books with even more surprises like.......BILLS and REDSKINS 2-0.........RAVENS look like World Beaters one week and anything but average the next week......ROMO get Broken Ribs n come back to save the SEASON for the COWBOYS.

These are just some of the HEADLINES in NFL WEEK 2 Run Down powered by BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK. Here is a look at the NFL WEEK 2 Slate:

BILLS 38 - RAIDERS 35: WHY SO SERIOUS?.....And ARE YOU SERIOUS?.....the BILLS cap off a 18 point comeback to send the RAIDERS back to the BAY with an L. BILLS QB Ryan FITZPATRICK, doing his best JIM KELLY Impersonation would not be denied in this one as he kept making plays and the RAIDERS QB Jason CAMPBELL made plays also just not enough. The BILLS will surely be tested this week as they travel to FOXBORO to take on RED-HOT Tom TERRIFIC.

The RAIDERS on the other hand are right there they just need to learn how to close these kinda games. RB Darren McFADDEN is an emerging and bonafide TOP 5 Back and QB Jason CAMPBELL is utilizing all that SPEED the RAIDERS have on the outside to make plays in the Passing Game. RAIDERS will be in the mix with the BOLTS for the AFC WEST Crown.

PACKERS 30 - PANTHERS 23: OK....2 THINGS........Yeah the PACK won the game but their DEFENSE has some holes in the SECONDARY. And speaking of the PACK secondary someone get the YELLOW JACKET for PANTHERS QB Cam NEWTON......AGAIN.....passing for over 400 yards and he threw 3 PICKS but the guy is making his mark and had this to say after the game, " I want EVERYTHING and I want it NOW"......sounds like a guy that knows he can dominate the league.

The PACK have the BEARS coming up this week and will get tested. The PANTHERS are still 0-2 after CAM'S back to back performances.......they need to start putting together some W's.

LIONS 48 - CHIEFS 3: Before you say DAMN KAY CEE........The CHIEFS got more BAD NEWS on SUNDAY. Top 3 RB Jamal CHARLES was lost for the season after a 1st quarter ACL Tear. Now that is the 2nd Consecutive week that the CHIEFS lost 2 of their best players to Season-ending Knee injuries. With the CHIEFS Schedule it is time to put yourself in the ANDREW LUCK Sweepstakes.

The LIONS Preseason ha carried over BIG TIME into the regular season and JUST IN.......THE LIONS are 4REAL. QB STAFFORD, a swarming young D, excellent WRs, and a HEAD COACH that exudes confidence and winning in Jim Schwartz. Those Days for the LIONS and their fan to be done after THANKSGIVING is long gone........and out of the LIONS, BEARS, and the PACKERS......1 Team will be going home in JANUARY....WHO WILL IT BE?

BROWNS 27 - COLTS 19: COLTS are DONE.......the BROWNS needed a W and got it. What's next for NAPTOWN.....hosting the 2012 SUPER BOWL. And for the DAWG POUND.....let's capitalize off of some momentum and make an early season run at the TOP of the AFC North.

BAD NEWS for the COLTS......up next...Sunday Night vs the STEELERS

BUCCANEERS 24 - VIKES 20: The VIKINGS blew a lead again and the BUCCANEERS just wouldn't stop and that runs right through their 34 year old Head Coach Raheem MORRIS.

The VIKINGS have all the personnel, the coaching, and the best RB in the GAME......so what's the PROBLEM.....they can't close games and with a somewhat veteran club you have to start looking at Head Coach Leslie FRAZIER.

On the OTHER HAND the BUCS know who they are and what they are trying to do.......they excellent LEADERSHIP, good young QB in FREEMAN, and talent everywhere on D...only problem is they play in the rugged and tough NFC South. The BUCS have the FALCONS coming to town WEEK 3.......and for the BUCS making a NFC SOUTH Statement STARTS NOW.

SAINTS 30 - BEARS 13: JAILBREAK.......and then more JAILBREAK. How many times did Bears QB Jay CUTLET stand upright on SUNDAY?.....Very few times. The BEARS need to fix that line or I don't care what they do on DEFENSE it will be a LONG SEASON in the 'GO.

BREES and the SAINTS methodically took apart one of the best DEFENSES in the LEAGUE with being patient, staying on the game plan, and then attacking the BEARS where they are weakest......their SECONDARY.

If the BEARS want to stay close in the NFC North it starts this week....PACKER WEEK.....and for the SAINTS....if they get D like that they will be NFC SOUTH Champs real talk because they can score on anyone.....I mean anyone.

NY JETS 32 - JAGS 3: It was over before it started as it looked like the JETS were playing to W and the JAGS had to play because they showed up. And for the JAGS I know QB Garrard was released but the effort your QBs displayed on SUNDAY was pitiful at best. And if you think MO JONES-DREW is going to carry the load.....your sadly mistaken.

The JETS are trying to get in a groove and the JAGS helped them get into one on both sides of the ball. I still don't agree with the assessment that QB mark SANCHEZ is an ELITE QB like his coach Rex RYAN has said on occasions. But then again what is a COACH to say for confidence in his QB.......well he is AVERAGE or a Game Manager.

STEELERS 24 - SEAHAWKS 0: Yeah BALTIMORE just killed the STEEL CURTAIN.........The RAVENS slapped around the STEELERS like they own them........Joe FLACCO has Arrived...and the one that resignates the most through that STEELER Locker Room.....Man the STEELERS looked OLD and SLOW.

STEELERS smashed the SEAHAWKS.........Now we are 1-1......and last time I looked it was one game.....ASK the SEAHAWKS if anyone out there looked OLD and SLOW.......SEE YOU In the CIRCLE CITY Sunday NIGHT as well as 30k STEELERS FANS...the TAKEOVER

TITANS 26 - RAVENS 13: I saw that S*** last week when they beat us.......T SIZZLE running around the STADIUM like the AFC Conference Championship TROPHY was in the RAVENS Locker Room. HEY RAVENS I know the STEELERS were your Homecoming game.......but you have 15 more left and a rematch with the STEELERS in the 'BURGH.

The TITANS evidently watched the FILM and said the RAVENS might come in here with a let down......so let's HIT THEM IN THEIR D*** MOUTH and see what they do.......NOTHING. SO in short that WEEK 1 W over the STEELERS meant nothing because you can't take care of business WEEK to WEEK RAVENS.

As for the TITANS......they looked anything but a ONE-TRICK PONY......it was the HASSLEBACK to BRITT Show minus TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. The TITANS might have found their identity of how they need to play football the rest of the SEASON.....THANKS RAVENS.....and CRAB CAKES to all....and to all the RAVENS SUCK.

REDSKINS 22 - CARDS 21: maybe 'SKINS QB Rex GROSSMAN has a legit argument....WHAT about the REDSKINS? The GROSSMAN and HIGHTOWER Show goes on the road this week to BIG D for some MONDAY NIGHT Football and the 'SKINS look prime to get it in and make a HUGE STATEMENT to the NFC EAST......WE R HERE to STAY.

The CARDS played all but the last few minutes of this one. But I have seen this picture before......The GOOD TEAMS win these GAMES on the road....the Above Average Teams go 50/50......and thats what the CARDS are in my GUESSTIMATION.

'SKINS look like the NFC EAST comes through DC and won't that be the Top STORY of the NFL.......WOW.

COWBOYS 27 - 49ERS 24 OT: The BIGGEST Story LINE.........'BOYS QB Tony ROMO comes back in the 2nd FRAME to lead the COWBOYS to victory. Hey I threw ROMO under the COWBOYS STAR like everyone else last week but to his credit he played with 2 Broken Ribs and played LIGHTS Out to get the COWBOYS that much needed W on the road.

The NINERS on the other hand and QB Alex SMITH have looked anything but a CELLER DWELLER these 1st 2 week of the season. They had this game won if it wasn't for the HEROICS of ROMO. Now Both teams have to forget about this one and move on.

Moving on for the COWBOYS means a MONDAY NIGHT Match Up with the Division Leading REDSKINS. The NINERS on the other hand go on the road for the 1st time to take on the BUNGLES in the JUNGLE.

BRONCOS 24- BENGALS 22: As though someone told the BENGALS that without QB Carson PALMER you have no shot......so much for listening to the outsiders. The BENGALS played well enough in this one to get a W. And Broncos QB Kyle ORTON has to be hearing the Footsteps of one Tim TEBOW as that leash in the MILE HIGH has to be getting shorter and shorter.

I have one real QUESTION for both of these FAN BASES.......Are any of these 2 TEAMS going to playing past the Regular SEASON?

NEXT UP.........

TEXANS 23 - DOLPHINS 13: 2 things here.........TEXANS are the favorite in the AFC SOUTH.........the DOLPHINS and Coach Tony SPORANO will be filing Divorce PAPERS soon. Having said that this is a case of 2 Teams spiraling in 2 opposite directions.

The TEXANS have to play the RAVENS and STEELERS......the DOLPHINS have 2 with the BILLS and JETS, and one more at FOXBORO.....OUCH.

PATRIOTS 35 - CHARGERS 21: It's the same old CHARGERS........Opportunity after Opportunity....and they keep coming up empty. It's this simple......against the creme de la creme.....every time you are in the RED ZONE you have to put up 7's not 3's....and the BOLTS didn't.

Meanwhile PATS QB Yom BRADY is on pace to throw for over 5k YARDS.......and the PATS offense looks DOMINANT once again but the D is slightly above average. The PATS will be tested later on in the season and the BOLTS.....well......figure out how to beat the GOOD TEAMS and then your in the SUPER BOWL Picks.

FALCONS 35 - EAGLES 31: It was the build up of the Mike VICK Show back in town. The FALCONS were more concerned about getting on track. Then the LADDER prevailed in this one.......after momentum swing after momentum swing.....the FALCONS used RB Mike TURNER to get them going and the EAGLES had no answer for the Big Burly Back from North Chicago ILL HS by way of the Northern ILLINOIS University HUSKIES.

The EAGLES might have WON the game if VICK had not suffered a concussion. FALCONS QB Matt RYAN played well enough to Win the ball game but the DIRTY BIRDS have more issues. Their Defense has holes all over and they must fix that part of their game if they want to win the NFC SOUTH.

The EAGLES have the same problem except it's the middle of their DEFENSE that is most vulnerable. the Funny Thing is both of these teams will probably be in the PLAYOFFS and might have to face one another again for a chance to go to.......LAMBEAU in the COLD......not INDY.....Yet anyway.

NY FOOTBALL GIANTS 28 - RAMS 16: Rams QB Sam BRADFORD threw for over 300 yards but it was the Turnovers that doomed the RAMS and their just not quite there to do damage to the Upper Echelon NFC Teams. The RAMS need to equip BRADFORD with a #1 RB and #1 WR an i think they will really start to turn the corner.

The GIANTS just needed to get back to their winning ways. The GAME last week vs a Divisional foe like the REDSKINS takes a lot out of a BALL CLUB and give ELI and the G-MEN'S offense Credit........we did what we had to do to WIN the game.

I still think the GIANTS will be fighting for a WILD CARD all season and the Best TEAMS in the NFC EAST as of right now are the REDSKINS and EAGLES with the 'BOYS and G-MEn right there.

BLUEDUDE SPORTSTALK NFL Power RANKINGS WEEK 3 on WEDNESDAY......last week the PACK held the #1 Spot with the BEARS at #2........there will be some changes