Monday, January 31, 2005
History shows that when a team with an animal mascot opposes a team with a human mascot in the Super Bowl, the animal is in for a long day.
Does PETA know about this? Of the 38 previous Super Bowls, 25 have matched teams with a human mascot against an animal mascot. The human has beaten the animal in 18 of those showdowns, a whopping 72 percent. Two of those wins are by the Patriots over the Panthers and Rams, though the Pats were mauled by the Bears 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. This statistic, though, could prove ominous for a Philadelphia team represented by an endangered species.
-The 10 spot
TEAMS WITH HUMAN NICKNAMES ARE 18-7 VERSUS ANIMAL NICKNAMES. This is how my wife makes her picks, and she always wins. Lock city sweetheart.
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(Thanks to BigBilly and RedSoxNation.net for this scoop.)
Sunday, January 30, 2005
- Manny would have been in Texas instead of in Boston as the MVP of the 2004 World Series.
- Nomar still would have been in Chicago, but with the White Sox.
- The O.C. never would have taught us all how to secret shake and have fun; not to mention spark the team.
- A gimpy Magglio Ordonez would likely have spent most of last season in Boston; on the D.L.
- A.Fraud would have been disgracing the Red Sox instead of the Yankees.
- Minky never would have had the chance to "hold his ball" because: he wouldn't have been traded in the Nomar deal and: Even if he was acquired by the Red Sox, THE CURSE OF THE A.FRAUD would have prevented the Red Sox from winning their first World Series Championship in 86 years!!
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THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR GOVERNOR OF PATRIOT NATION:
CLASS ACT BRADY PREDICTS SUPER BOWL PARADE IN NEW ENGLAND
All New England Governors present for sendoff rally
BRADY:"W'ell see you next week."
TROY BROWN: "Bingo, w'eve got bingo!!"
Harrison will do his talking on the field.
BRADY "BOASTS" AT PATS RALLY THIS MORNING:
BIRDS STEAL SAMMY
The Cubs would pay a substantial part of Sosa's $17-million salary this season, the executives said. Sosa would agree to void his salary in 2006.
In exchange, Chicago would receive second baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. and at least two prospects. -ESPN radio fantasy focus
HUB TAKE: GREAT DEAL FOR THE ORIOLES, NECESSARY DEAL FOR THE CUBS.
This deal has been ripped by the media, as the twin headed G.M. of Jim Beattie and Mike Flanagan have been unable to reel in the big free agent catch this offseason, despite having a generous budget from owner Peter Angelos. We like the deal, as the sources tell us that the Cubs will pick up almost $10 million of Sammy's salary in 2005, and his contract will be reworked to make him a free agent after this season. So the Orioles get Sosa for this year for $7 million with no longterm risk; Hairston is a nice little player but is brittle and replaceable. Obviously, the Cubs wanted Sammy out of Chicago almost as much as he wanted to leave. This deal frees up over $20 million for the Cubs in 2006.
The Orioles will be worth catching at Fenway this season, as they now have a formidable offensive lineup that includes Miguel Tejada, Javy Lopez, Rafael Palmeiro, and now Slammin' (or Shrinkin' ??) Sammy Sosa.
Unable to acquire pitching-Ponson is out of jail in Aruba and is their arsse...uhm...ace-this team will still battle an improved Tampa Bay to stay out of the A.L. East basement. Expect some of those classic 10-8 Sox wins this season.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
ANNA BENSON IS THE ATTENTION CRAVING, OUTRAGEOUS WIFE OF METS PITCHER KRIS BENSON; PEDRO AND MINKY BEWARE. YES, WE ARE TRYING TO DRAW TRAFFIC TO OUR SITE.
Friday, January 28, 2005
CAUGHT ON FILM!!:
FREDDIE MITCHELL CAUGHT RUNNING WITH THE BULL
WE DON'T HAVE A COW...W'EVE GOT A BULL THOUGH
FILE UNDER: WE CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP
RODEO CLOWN FREDDIE TRIES TO "COWBOY UP".
Club Montana Caption: "Freddie...gets it done on "Motherbucker".
Irony at its best for the New England Sports Fan
A sample of the ESPN "HOTSEAT" session with Freddie Mitchell:
Freddie: "I've got somethin' for Harrison next Sunday, but this weekend I'll be breaking the record of that mailman from Boston who's in the Guinness Book of Records...He's got the mechanical bull riding record at Cheers...uhh...what's his name...he's friends with that fat guy Norm;he doesn't workout like Freddie...I don't know his name??
Dan Patrick: "Uhm...Cliff Claven??"
Freddie: "Yeah, that dude. Like me, he knew it all."
Patrick: "But Freddie, you know that Cheers was a television show..."
Freddie: "Don't mess with me Danny Boy...I've been to the bar a couple of times...It's at the airport."
Patrick: "Uhh...Freddie Mitchell...you've definitely been on the Budweiser Hotseat. Back to Sports Center".
Come'on Freddie, pick on someone your own size; like a barefooted kicker.
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
MY TWO FAVORITE BALLS
BELICHICK: MASTER AND COMMANDER
"I wouldn't miss it!!" -Best supporting Actor in a drama, Adam Vinatieri
I had a hard time figuring it out; I kept asking Tony Dungee to explain it to me throughout the confusing 2 1/2 hours. -B Movie actor Peyton Manning
"My jaw dropped...Belichick is a genius!!!" -STUNT DUMMIE Bill Cowher
"I cried...then I cried some more like a little baby. It hurts..it really hurts. Do you like me? Do you really like me??" -CHILD ACTOR Hines Ward
"I paid cash, Homey. Man, next time I hope they actually do something really *7%$ shocking, some &%$%. I preferred, 'The Crossing Guard' "- Villain Randy Moss
"I enjoyed it, although there weren't any anorexic actresses in it for me to date."
-Leading Man Tom Brady
"NOW PLAYING IN THE SUPER BOWL 3 OUT OF THE LAST 4 YEARS".
TAKE A GUESS AS TO WHICH UCONN ALUMNI GRADUTED IN 3 YEARS AS A SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR, AND WHICH PLAYER...UHM... MAY HAVE A FEW CLASSES LEFT TO TAKE...
(Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon were taken #1 and #3, respectively, in the 2004 NBA draft)
"They shot the crap out of the ball, everybody on the floor. You think you have them, they swing it and swing it and then swoosh. They have good rebounders to gather the misses. Sometimes you're like, 'Man they must have a cheat code or something."-- Bobcats rookie Emeka Okafor on the Sonics.
"I eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before every game. Whoever invented that was smart. That's got to be one of the best sandwiches ever."-- Bulls rookie Ben Gordon
Not enough for "alphaballs" -nomarfan
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
THESE GUYS ARE GOOD
Sorry Charlie: Until ND changes its recruiting rules, it will be tough to compete.
The successors to Weis and Crennel are expected to come in-house, and the transition to tight ends coach Jeff Davidson (the leading candidate on offense) and Eric Mangini (leader for the defensive job) will take some time.
-- Boston Herald
Monday, January 24, 2005
MAYBE SUCCESS REALLY IS A CHOICE
- Since 1993, Patriots are 22-2 in games that are 35 degrees or less at kickoff.
- THIS JUST IN: Tom Brady is a winner; highest winning percentage in league history for an NFL QB with at least 40 starts.
- At 5-0, Patriots are perfect in the AFC Championship Game.
- If the Patriots win the Superbowl this year, Brady's 9 consecutive playoff wins would tie him with the Packer's Bart Starr for #1 All-Time.
- Unbeaten In Postseason: Brady is 8-0 in postseason games. No other NFL quarterback - not Bart Starr, Joe Namath, Bob Griese, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, John Elway, Brett Favre or Troy Aikman - can make that statement.
- Adam's 48 yard field goal in the 2005 AFC championship game tied the record for the longest field goal at Heinz field.
Superbowl Victory would make Coach Bill 10-1 in postseason play; #1 All-Time for victories and winning percentage
Sunday, January 23, 2005
JOE COOL…NO, ITS CAPTAIN COOL…MONTANA DIDN’T LEAD THE 9’ERS TO 3 SUPERBOWLS IN HIS FIRST FOUR YEARS AS STARTER
HUB FORECAST: STRONG CHANCE OF PATRIOTS REIGN: Pats 23 Steelers 17
DYNASTY?? TODAY WILL MAKE HISTORY
In any era, 3 Super Bowl appearances in 4 years qualifies as domination; In the salary cap era, it is a Dynasty, although the "experts" will be split on the moniker.
PITTSBURGH FANS DON'T GET IT
The seven dwarfs are down in the Pennsylvania coal mines when there is a cave-in.
Snow White runs to the entrance and yells down to them. In the distance a voice shouts out "Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are good enough to win the Super Bowl!"
Snow White says, "Well, at least Dopey's alive!"
Saturday, January 22, 2005
CAN IN PINSTRIPES!!!
YES, THE CAN WILL BE ATTEMPTING A COMEBACK IN 2005.
CHECK OUT HIS NEW HOME SOUTH OF BOSTON:
AT 45, The Can would bring down the average age of the rotation.
A: Because Jeter's "Baseballs" are blue. -Nomarfan1997
YES, OIL CAN WIL BE WEARING "THE PINSTRIPES" IN 2005: The Pinstripes of Bill Murray's Brocton Rox. At NESH, we take pride in accurately reporting the story...without a hint of embellishment or sensationalism. ;)
Running the numbers on ESPN Expert Picks
Ok, so everyone has probably seen the picks made by the ESPN 'experts' and their varied degree of success in picking the games. Here is how they breakdown:
Despite denials out of Boston, the Celtics' intentions regarding rising free agent Antoine Walker are indeed honorable. They also can provide enough expiring and humble contracts to meet trade requirements. The snags? The Hawks demand rookie Al Jefferson or a first-round pick be included in the mix. It appears that's not going to happen. Ownership has expressed its unwillingness to re-sign Walker. As always, the Knicks are angling to turn this into a three-way affair where they wind up cuddling with Walker. -- New York Post
A-Rod doesn't understand Schilling's snipes -- but hopes they continue.
"We beat him up a couple of times during the season, and he sat crying on the bench," Rodriguez recalled of Schilling. "Then he lost Game 1 in the series, and he wasn't talking.
"Then he won Game 6, and he's still talking today. We, as players, are accustomed to these things. I hope he continues to talk about me and the team. It's great motivation to beat him in the future." -Singer, MLB.com
just remember steeler nation, there are hell of alot more american folks in iraq right now, most of them the same age as the steelers, who left their homes and families and who aren't making millions a yr and are living second to second, not first down to first down.
Friday, January 21, 2005
Thursday, January 20, 2005
SOLID CAREER FOR THE GUY THAT LOU GORMAN DUMPED BECAUSE OF BACK WOES. GOOD LUCK ELLIS IN ALL OF YOUR ENDEAVORS
Think about it: A gambling site trying to do the right thing? Please. It's all about the P.R.
THE GENIUS VERSUS THE JAW
FULL TILT ON THE ROOKIE QB
Patriots will stack the middle and force the rookie to beat them.
Big Ben, like Bledsoe, will have trouble with the Cover 5, as he will not be patient or accurate enough in the big game.
Patriots receivers have a distinct speed advantage versus the Steeler DB's.
Unlike the Dolts and their finesse receiving corps, Steelers have strong receivers and will give the Patriots trouble if they are patient enough to take the short pass over the middle and get hit.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
RICKY DAVIS HAS BEEN A TOP 6TH MAN IN THE NBA THIS SEASON.
RICKY HAS MATURED FROM HIS "TRIPLE DUMBASS" DAYS IN CLEVELAND, BUT HAS AN OCCASIONAL RELAPSE.
AT LEAST WE HAVE SOME INTERESTING CELTICS NEWS.
RICKY COULD BE DEALT TO ATLANTA IN AN ANTOINE WALKER DEAL; BLOUNT AND DAVIS FOR 'TOINE GETS IT DONE, BOTH CAP-WISE (THROW IN YOGI STEWART'S DEAL) AND VALUE-WISE.
VALUABLE TRADE CHIP??
Monday, January 17, 2005
JERRY: The Bubble Boy? He lives around here?
MAN #1: That's his MVP trophy right on the ground.
MAN #2: He got in a fight with some cover 5 defense.
Guy1: What kind of person would hurt the Bubble Boy?
MAN #2: Some Head Coach from New England.
OUR LITTLE BUBBLE BOY
WEATHERMEN HAD CASH ON THE GAME, AS SNOW BEGINS TO FALL RIGHT BEFORE GAMETIME...
DOME DYNASTY INDIANAPOLIS COLTS CAN'T GET IN THE ENDZONE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON...
PEYTON "CAN'T CUT IT" OUTSIDE OF HIS SYNTHETIC LITTLE WORLD;
PATS FANS CHANT "CUT THAT MEAT" TO START THE GAME...
END WITH HOO-SIER DAD-DY AND ONE OF THE GREATEST WINS IN PATRIOTS HISTORY...
BELICHICK LEADS THE PATS TO VICTORY WITHOUT HIS STARTING SECONDAY AND ARGUABLY THE BEST DEFENSIVE LINEMAN IN FOOTBALL IN RICHARD SEYMOUR.
WE ARE WITNESSING HISTORY, AND SHOULD TAKE TIME TO APPRECIATE TOM BRADY AND HIS BUNCH...
ONCE AGAIN, CAPTAIN COOL ROSE TO THE OCCASION, NOT FORCING THE ISSUE, BUT DOING JUST WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN...
FANS CHANTED "CUT THAT MEAT" TO START, "HOO-SIER DAD-DY" TO FINISH
FANS LOVE TO KICK DREW NOW THAT HE'S GONE...WELL, I SAY DREW'S BETTER THAN PEYTON...DREW TOOK THE PATS TO A SUPERBOWL...PEYTON CAN'T GET PAST AN A.F.C. PLAYOFF GAME...PUT DREW IN THAT BUBBLE WITH THOSE OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, AND SPARKS WOULD FLY...UNTIL HE FACED BELI-GENIUS