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Posted by Mike on October 28, 2008
Rev. Al Sharpton is a bit upset with NY Post columnist Steve Serby for the wording that Serby used to start his column, when discussing the New York Giants having wide receiver Plaxico Burress start the game on the bench. Serby wrote:
“Good for Tom Coughlin. Good for Coughlin for tightening the noose around Plaxico Burress.”
In criticizing Burress, Serby used a racially loaded and offensive term, Sharpton told the Daily News. “To make such a blatant racist statement about an African-American football player with a neck injury is completely unacceptable,” Sharpton said. “Clearly, the racial connotation is very disturbing. … This is the verbal reflection of a hanging noose.”
Sharpton said that if the Post did not acknowledge that the column was offensive, he would further highlight the issue but he did not specify what steps he would take. “They have to act swiftly,” Sharpton said. “If we don’t see action, I will lay out exactly what that is … we would like to talk to someone there about whether it was the writer or editor who let this in.”
Sharpton said he was willing to consider that Serby did not intend to make a racially loaded statement. But the impact of the columnist’s words troubled Sharpton regardless of the intent. “Intent certainly makes a difference,” Sharpton said. “As long as they understand the effect.”
Posted by Mike on October 28, 2008
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Posted by Mike on October 20, 2008
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Posted by Mike on October 20, 2008
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From a tearful retirement to big FU to the Pack. Fox is reporting than Brett Favre has reached out to teams playing the Packers. He repotedly talked to Detroit personel for a about an hour going over the Packers offense and what to look for. If this is true what a bitch Brett Favre is, everyone knows the story, ESPN had it on for a month straight. He went from retired to only play for the Pack back to retired to asking for release, to being traded to the Jets. Now he is sticking it to the Pack any way possible. I mean trying to sabotage your former team is rather juvenile for not bringing you back. It is his own fault he retired and now he is bitter cause he knows the Jets suck and the Packers are better. Here is what Charles Woodson had to say:
“He contacted them? I don’t respect that,” Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson said after the Packers’ victory over Indianapolis on Sunday. “If they call him and he gives them information, that’s one thing. But to seek a team out and to feel like you’re trying to sabotage this team, I don’t respect that. I know he’s been the greatest player around here for a long time, but there’s no honor in that.”
I agree with him, Brett is a piece of trash for doing this and I am glad the Jets are gonna suck this year and next year and every year.
Posted by Mike on October 11, 2008
Red River Shoot Out
Texas vs. Oklahoma (-6.5)
I like Oklahoma. Oklahoma is bigger and faster than Texas. Oklahoma has knocked the opposing quarterback for at least one series in each of there games this year. That does not bode well for the often injured Colt McCoy. Also Oklahoma is more balanced than Texas offensively. Texas has no run game, their leading rusher is Colt McCoy the quarterback. That is not good considering that Texas does not run the option. That means his receivers are not getting open for him, and Texas has not played anybody good this year. Ya they are 5th in the country but I’mnot sold on them yet, no running game with a running back is gonna hurt them today.
I like Oklahom (-6.5)
Penn St.(-5) at Wisconsin
I like Penn St. Wisconsin is not that great of a team and lacks team speed to keep up with “High Def” offense that Penn St has. There is too much speed and too many athletes on Penn St. for Wisconsin to shut down. Plus Wisconsin loads up with cupcakes to begin the season every year and when they play a good team they lose, just like last week against Ohio St. It’s gonna be 3 straight Big Ten loses for the Badgers this week and the second loss at home.
I like Penn St. (-5)
Posted by Mike on September 30, 2008
It’s playoff time and the Red Sox are facing the Angels again this time in the first round. The series starts on Wednesday at 10:00 in Anaheim, here are the starters for the first three games:
This is the first game match up, with Lester who was probably the best and most consistent pitcher on the staff. To think we almost traded him along the Masterson, Lowrie and Bowden for Johan Santana. Against the Angels ace John Lackey, the Red Sox have owned Lackey especially at home, but his last outing he took a no hitter into the 9th at Fenway. There is no Manny for the Sox, but the Angels owned the Sox this year when Manny was here, maybe it will be different in he playoffs without him.
Second matchup Friday 9:30pm:
The match up is Daisuke Matsuzaka against Ervin Santana. Daisuke has been one of the most frustrating pitchers to watch with all his walks and getting into trouble. Some how he finds a way to get out of it, he has not allowed a hit with the bases loaded this year, and it is like he gets the bases loaded once a game. He has an 18-3 record which was better than last year. Also Santana was almost traded last year and in this off season for Miguel Cabrera. He was terrible last year so much so that he was sent down to the minors, similar to Clay Buchholz. He is candidate for comeback player of the year, he was an allstar this year and now pitching the second game of the ALDS.
Third Matchup TBA:
This is a big game because Beckett hurt his oblique in a side session on Friday. That is why he is not the game one starter. We all know Beckett is the best playoff pitcher when healthy, he was great down the stretch this year getting a couple of no decisions and not allowing many runs either. Joe Saunders is another young Anaheim pitcher that has produced he is a tough lefty, and the Red Sox have trouble against them this year.
It is gonna be a tough series, the Sox will not sweep them this year. Anaheim looks like the Red Sox last year with 2 big bats (Texiera and Vlad) in the middle of a balanced line up, and healthy team. While the Red Sox look like Anaheim of last year one big bat (Big Papi) and hurt ( JD Drew and Lowell). It is gonna be tough, the Sox have to keep the Angels table setters off the bases so there big bats can’t drive them in. The Sox have to win like the Angels did for so many years, with speed, defense and great base running.
PS: I love the fact that the Yankees and Mets are not in the playoffs… Lets go Sox
Posted by Mike on September 21, 2008
Arizona at Washington (-3)
I like the Skins here, there offense showed some life against a terrible defense and Arizona’s defense is not much better. I also like the Redskins running game to go with an efficient passing game against an average defense. The Cardinals have a good offense but they can not run the ball they are 1 dimensional and the Redskins defense should be able to hold off the passing game, because the Edge won’t get anything going against that front 7.
Take the Redskins (-3)
Steelers at Eagles (-3)
I like the Eagles today there offense is explosive and McNabb is healthy. Reggie Brown is back today to go along with the rookie Desean Jackson who all he does is make big plays. Also Westbrook is an absolute stud there is no one on the Steelers defense that can match up with him out of the backfield. Look what the Eagles did against the Cowboys, they lit them up I see the Eagles putting up some points again in this one. Ben Roethlisberger has a bum shoulder and a shaky offensiveline. They also have not played against a good defense like the Eagles either. I see Big Ben throwing a couple of picks against the secondary.
Take the Eagles (-3)
Posted by Mike on September 20, 2008
Georgia (-7) at Arizona St.
I like Georgia today… They will get there offense back on track against a marginal team. ASU lost last week to UNLV, and only scored 20 points against there defense. The Bulldog defense is one of the best in the nation and it will stifle the ASU offense. Mathew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno will get back on track this week with AJ Green emerging as one of the best wideouts in the SEC. I like Georgia big in this one.
Take Georgia (-7)
LSU at Auburn (under 37)
Take the under guys this is gonna be a defensive battle, this is gonna be the a low scoring affair. Both teams have great defenses and not good offenses. Auburn and LSU have QBs to manage the game and not make any mistakes and let the defense win it for them.
Take the Under 37