Thursday, October 18, 2007

Derek Anderson

When this season began most Browns fans figured that at this point of the season the team would be getting rookie Quarterback Brady Quinn ready to play against St. Louis, but instead Derek Anderson has played well and has the Browns at .500 with a 3-3 record. Anderson stepped in during the Opening Game against the Steelers and has played ever since. The Browns acquired Anderson off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens on September 21st 2005.

Anderson was a 3 year starter at Oregon State and was the first QB to lead the team to 3 bowl games during the school's 112-year history. Anderson holds 20 passing records in Oregon State's history. His coach at Oregon State was Mike Riley who is a good friend of Brown's General Manager Phil Savage. When the Baltimore Ravens placed Anderson on waivers Riley called his old friend and told him to pick up Anderson, and that he wouldn't regret it.

Well, Savage and the Browns have not regretted it. New Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski, has liked Anderson's strong-arm since the beginning but the team went with Charlie Frye to start the season. But after not doing anything against the Steelers in the opener Frye got traded away and Anderson has stepped in just fine.

Here are Anderson's stats so far this season:
Att 184
Comp 101
Yds 1496
Comp % 54.9
Yds/Att 8.1
TD 14
Long 78
Sack 6
Rating 88.9
Hopefully Derek Anderson will be able to continue his success and help lead the team to a respectful record. With Brady Quinn on the bench learning how to be an NFL QB, the Browns may have a situation like Phillip Rivers had in San Diego or Carson Palmer had in Cincinnati.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The 50 greatest moments in LCS history

50. Zimmer charges Pedro, Game 3, 2003 (Yankees vs. Red Sox): A Yankee (Karim Garcia!) gets plunked by Pedro Martinez. Pedro then gestures to the Yankee dugout, possibly indicating he's going to throw at their heads. Fast-forward to a high-inside Roger Clemens pitch to Manny Ramirez. Benches clear and 72-year-old Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer tries to take out Pedro, only to be thrown to the ground.
49. Jose Canseco's mammoth home run at SkyDome, Game 4, 1989: Canseco's blast off Mike Flanagan landed in the fifth deck.
48. Gary Carter beats Charlie Kerfeld in 12th inning, Game 5, 1986: Do you remember Kerfeld? He was a rookie with a gut, long hair and glasses. He also threw some serious heat. Game 5 had been a classic duel between Nolan Ryan and Dwight Gooden. Ryan fanned 12 in nine innings. Gooden went 10. With it still tied 1-1 in the 12th, Wally Backman reached on an infield single, went to second on an errant pickoff throw and, after Keith Hernandez was intentionally walked, Carter (who was 1-for-21 in the series at that point) singled to center for the winning hit.

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Zimmers wobble and they do fall down.
47. Dave Roberts' steal, Game 4, 2004 (Red Sox vs. Yankees): Bottom of the ninth, Yankees lead 4-3 and Mariano Rivera is on the mound to complete the sweep. Kevin Millar walks and is replaced by Roberts, whose lead grows with every throw to first, leading Fox analyst Al Leiter to say, "He's goin'." Rivera finally pitches to Bill Mueller, and Roberts steals second. Mueller hits the next one up the middle, Roberts scores to tie the game and the rest is choking history.
46. Adam Kennedy homers three times, Game 5, 2002 (Angels vs. Twins): Kennedy had already homered twice off Joe Mays when his three-run blast off Johan Santana in the seventh gave the Angels a 6-5 lead. The Angels would go on to score 10 runs in the inning to wrap up the series.
45. A.J. Pierzynski reaches base after striking out, Game 2, 2005 (White Sox vs. Angels): After initially hesitating, Pierzynski dashed to first base upon realizing that plate umpire Doug Eddings hadn't called an out after Pierzynski's swinging third strike. Angels catcher Josh Paul, convinced he caught the third strike cleanly, rolled the ball out to the mound. Pinch runner Pablo Ozuna then stole second and scored the winning run on Joe Crede's double.
44. Roger Clemens goes nuts, Game 4, 1990 (Red Sox vs. A's): With the Red Sox down in the series 3-0, Clemens faced Dave Stewart to try to prevent the sweep. Clemens was pumped ... too pumped. Clad in his son's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shoelaces and eye black, Clemens turned in a 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER line before being ejected by umpire Terry Cooney for arguing balls and strikes. The Sox lost their 10th straight playoff game.
43. Bert Campaneris throws bat at Lerrin LaGrow, Game 2, 1972 (A's vs. Tigers): After banging out three hits, stealing two bases and scoring two runs, Campaneris was hit in the ankle by a pitch from LaGrow. Campaneris flung his bat at the Detroit pitcher, and Tigers skipper Billy Martin had to be restrained from going after Campy. Both players were suspended for the remainder of the series.
42. Brian Hunter's three-run homer, Game 7, 1991 (Braves vs. Pirates): The Braves had won 1-0 in Game 6 on Greg Olson's ninth-inning double. They didn't wait that long to inflict final misery upon the Pirates. Hunter's two-out shot off John Smiley in the first inning was all John Smoltz would need in a 4-0, six-hit shutout.

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"I still can't believe you guys let me play second base."
41. Alfonso Soriano shocks Seattle, Game 4, 2001 (Yankees vs. Mariners): The 116-win Mariners trailed the series 2-1, yet led 1-0 in Game 4 after Bret Boone homered in the eighth. But Bernie Williams hit one out off Arthur Rhodes and Soriano won it with a walkoff against Kaz Sasaki in the ninth.
40. Jim Sundberg's triple, Game 7, 1985 (Royals vs. Blue Jays): The Royals had trailed 3-1 in the series, but Sundberg's bases-clearing triple off Dave Stieb was the big blow in a 6-2 win in Game 7.
39. Bert Campaneris' 11th-inning blast, 1973, Game 3 (A's vs. Orioles): In one of the great LCS pitching duels, Ken Holtzman and Mike Cuellar were both still tossing in the 11th. Campy's leadoff homer in the bottom of the 11th sent the A's home happy with a 2-1 victory.
38. Big Papi's game winner, 14th inning, Game 5, 2004 (Red Sox vs. Yankees): Could David Ortiz win two games in two days for the Red Sox? Yes. The victim this time was Esteban Loaiza, as Big Papi's two-out, game-winning single in the bottom of the 14th inning (on the 471st pitch of the game) sent the ALCS back to New York. You know the rest
37. George Brett homers three times off Yankees, Game 3, 1978 (Royals vs. Yankees): Brett homered in the first, third and fifth innings, all off Catfish Hunter. However...
36. Thurman Munson's home run, Game 3, 1978 (Royals vs. Yankees): K.C. led 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth. After a Roy White single, Doug Bird replaced Paul Splittorff, but the Yankees' captain homered to left for a 6-5 win. For the third straight season, the Yankees had defeated the Royals in the ALCS.
35. Livan Hernandez fans 15, Game 5, 1997 (Marlins vs. Braves): With help from Eric Gregg.
34. Endy Chavez's catch, Game 7, 2006 (Mets vs. Cardinals): The greatest catch ever? Chavez's amazing, leaping, over-the-wall, snow-cone grab robbed Scott Rolen of a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning. Alas, the Cardinals would score two in the ninth for a 3-1 win.
33. Magglio Ordonez's homer off Huston Street, Game 4, 2006 (Tigers vs. A's): Ordonez blasted a three-run, walk-off shot to left with two outs to give the Tigers their first AL pennant, 22 years to the day after winning their last World Series.
32. Pete Rose and Bud Harrelson fight, Game 3, 1973 (Reds vs. Mets): Despite Rose's tying homer in Game 1 and winning homer in the 12th inning of Game 4, it's the dust-up between Rose and the smallish Mets shortstop that is most remembered. After Rose slid into second and popped Harrelson with an elbow, words were exchanged and both benches cleared, although neither player was ejected. The Mets, winners of just 82 regular-season games, went on to win in five.
31. Lenny Dykstra's walk-off home run, Game 3, 1986 (Mets vs. Astros): He wasn't yet the pumped-up Dykstra of his Phillies days, but he still had the chaw dripping from his mouth. Dystkra's two-run homer beat Dave Smith 6-5, leading to one of the all-time classic postgame quotes: "I haven't done that since Strat-o-Matic."

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Did Jeff just hit a homer or did the PA guy start playing "Car Wash"?
30. Jeff Kent's homer off Jason Isringhausen, Game 5, 2004 (Astros vs. Cardinals): Entering the bottom of the ninth, the St. Louis tandem of Woody Williams and Isringhausen and the Houston duo of Brandon Backe and Brad Lidge had allowed just one hit each. With two runners on, Kent blasted a shot off the left-field facade at Minute Maid Park to give the Astros a 3-2 series lead after losing the first two games.
29. Jim Edmonds' homer off Dan Miceli, Game 6, 2004 (Cardinals vs. Astros): Two days later, Edmonds hit a 12th-inning, walk-off shot over the Cardinals' bullpen in right field off Miceli. Astros manager Phil Garner turned to Miceli after Brad Lidge threw three perfect innings.
28. Scott Rolen's homer off Roger Clemens, Game 7, 2004 (Cardinals vs. Astros): What a series! Rolen's two-run shot broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning, ultimately sending St. Louis to the World Series and touching off speculation whether Clemens would re-retire.
27. Mike Scioscia homers off Doc Gooden, Game 4, 1988 (Dodgers vs. Mets): Scioscia's ninth-inning, two-run line drive shot to right tied the game, leading to...
26. Kirk Gibson's 12th-inning home run, Game 4, 1988 (Dodgers vs. Mets): Gibson's blast off Roger McDowell gave the Dodgers the lead, and Orel Hershiser (who had started Game 3) would come on for the save, leading to ... Hershiser's pitching a shutout in Game 7, as the Dodgers pulled off one of the great upsets in LCS history.
25. Albert Pujols takes Brad Lidge deeeeeeeep, Game 5, 2005 (Cardinals vs. Astros): With Houston one strike away from earning its first World Series trip, Pujols crushed a hanging slider by Lidge, launching a three-run homer over the train tracks high atop left field at Minute Maid Park. Astros starter Andy Pettitte could be clearly seen on camera in the dugout mouthing the words, "Oh my," as Pujols' blast sailed into orbit.
24. Johnny Bench's game-tying homer, Game 5, 1972: The Pirates led 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth when Bench led off with a homer off Dave Giusti. Two outs later...
23. Reds win series on wild pitch, Game 5, 1972: After Bench's homer, Tony Perez and Denis Menke each singled, and with two outs Bob Moose wild pitched in pinch runner George Foster for the series-winning (losing?) run.
22. Greg Luzinski's misplay, Game 3, 1977 (Phillies vs. Dodgers): Series tied 1-1, Phillies leading 5-3 in the top of the ninth. Two outs. Insanity ensues: 41-year-old Vic Davalillo reaches on a bunt single. Manny Mota hits a fly to left that the lumbering Luzinski couldn't field cleanly (it was ruled a double). Davey Lopes' grounder to third hits a seam, bounces off Mike Schmidt's knee to Larry Bowa, who may or may not have gotten Lopes on a controversial safe call. There's an error on a pickoff throw. Then a go-ahead single. As Jim Murray wrote, "God had had it with the Phillies." The Phillies, who hadn't been to a World Series since 1950, would lose Game 4.
21. Steve Garvey's home run, Game 4, 1984 (Padres vs. Cubs): Garvey's shot in the bottom of the ninth off Lee Smith forced a decisive Game 5. Thanks largely to that homer, the Padres eventually retired Garvey's No. 6 jersey. The Dodgers haven't done so.
20. Roger Clemens fans 15, allows one hit, Game 4, 2000 (Yankees vs. Mariners): In the most dominating LCS game ever pitched (tied for most strikeouts and the only one-hitter), Clemens allowed only a seventh-inning double to Al Martin.

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Meet Jeffrey Maier ... the anti-Steve Bartman.
19. Jeffrey Maier interferes with Derek Jeter's fly ball, Game 1, 1996 (Orioles vs. Yankees): Right fielder Tony Tarasco was camped at the warning track ... a 12-year-old kid reaches over the fence ... umpire Richie Garcia somehow misses the interference ... the Yankees tie the game on the "home run" and win it in 11 innings on Bernie Williams' home run.
18. Kenny Rogers walks in series-winning run, Game 6, 1999 (Braves vs. Mets): The Braves had won the first three games of the series. The Mets won the next two. Game 6 was a tug-of-war as Atlanta led 5-0, New York tied it 7-7, both teams scored in the eighth and 10th, before Rogers -- much-maligned in New York for his postseason performances with the Yankees -- entered in the bottom of the 11th. Gerald Williams led off with a double and, after a sacrifice, Chipper Jones and Brian Jordan were intentionally walked. The 3-2 pitch to Andruw Jones was wide. Series over.
17. Dodgers pitch to Jack Clark, Game 6, 1985 (Cardinals vs. Dodgers): Whatever you do, don't ever bring up Tom Niedenfuer's name to a Dodgers fan. Leading 5-4 in the top of ninth with runners on second and third and two outs, Tommy Lasorda elected to pitch to Jack Clark, St. Louis' only power hitter. He drills a long blast to left. Series. Over.
16. Rick Monday beats Expos, Game 5, 1981 (Dodgers vs Expos): Tied 1-1 in the top of the ninth, Expos manager Jim Fanning brought in ace Steve Rogers, who had won Game 3. With two outs, Monday homered. It was the closest the Expos would ever come to the World Series.
15. Phillies finally celebrate, Game 5, 1980 (Phillies vs. Astros): We could probably do a list of 50 moments from this series alone. The final four games all went extra innings. In Game 5, the Phillies trailed 5-2 after seven, but scored five times against Nolan Ryan in the top of the eighth. The Astros scored twice to tie it. Philly finally pushed a run across in the 10th. Dick Ruthven got Enos Cabell to fly to center, and the Phillies would go on to win their only World Series title.
14. George Brett homers off Goose Gossage, Game 3, 1980 (Royals vs. Yankees): Kansas City had suffered devastating defeats to the Bronx Bombers in '76, '77 and '78, but finally got some revenge. The Yankees led 2-1 in the seventh when Gossage hummed a 98 mph fastball that Brett crushed into the upper deck at Yankee Stadium, a huge blast that gave a K.C. a 4-2 lead and, finally, a series victory over the hated Yanks.
13. Curt Schilling's bloody sock, Game 6, 2004 (Red Sox vs. Yankees): Hobbled by an ankle injury, Schilling had turned in a three-inning, six-run stinker against the Yankees in Game 1. After the game, Schilling said "I won't take the ball again" if he couldn't find a solution. One cadaver practice later, team doctor Bill Morgan stitched up Schilling's tendon, we had a bloody sock, and Schilling delivered a seven-inning, one-run performance.
12. Grady Little leaves in Pedro Martinez, Game 7, 2003 (Yankees vs. Red Sox): Managerial moves get over-dissected, but this one ... well, this one was warranted. The Red Sox had a 5-3 lead and one out in the eighth. Everyone knew Pedro's numbers hit the toilet after 100 pitches. Little left him in to give up hits to Bernie Williams, Hideki Matsui and Jorge Posada. With the score tied 5-5, Little finally relieved Pedro -- after 123 pitches. And then lost his job.
11. Leon Durham's error, Game 5, 1984 (Cubs vs. Padres): Did Ryne Sandberg spill Gatorade on Durham's glove? Did Cubs coach Don Zimmer tell Durham not to switch gloves because the Gatorade might bring good luck? What we know for sure is that Durham threw a ball away and let another go through his legs in the seventh inning, turning a 3-2 lead into a 6-3 series-ending defeat.
10. Johnny Damon's grand slam, Game 7, 2004 (Red Sox vs. Yankees): Could the Sox complete the miracle? Some thought Damon, who was 3-for-29 in the series, should be benched or moved down from his leadoff spot. But his grand slam at Yankee Stadium in the second inning off Javier Vazquez (who had just relieved Kevin Brown) stunned and silenced the home crowd. Damon would later add another homer as Boston finished off the Yanks with a 10-3 victory. (The Sox had trailed the Yankees 3-0 in the series, and no team had ever come back from such a deficit to win an LCS or World Series).
9. Robin Ventura's grand slam single in 15th inning, Game 5, 1999 (Mets vs. Braves): The teams had been deadlocked at 2-2 since the fourth inning. The Braves finally pushed a run across in the top of the 15th on Keith Lockhart's RBI triple. Against Kevin McGlinchy, with rain coming down at Shea Stadium, the Mets loaded the bases. Todd Pratt walked to tie the game. Ventura then homered to center, although the play was ruled a single when Pratt failed to run the bases, instead mobbing Ventura at second base.
8. The Bartman Play, Game 6, 2003 (Cubs vs. Marlins): Unfair to Bartman? Perhaps. But his fan interference is remembered as the key play in Florida's eight-run eighth inning as the Marlins rallied from a 3-0 deficit. Chicago's Game 7 loss seemed inevitable.
7. Dave Henderson's homer off Donnie Moore, 9th inning, Game 5, 1986 (Red Sox vs. Angels): The Angels and manager Gene Mauch, who had famously managed the collapse of the '64 Phillies, were one out -- one strike -- from their first World Series trip when Hendu's two-run homer gave Boston a 6-5 lead. The Angels would actually tie it in the bottom of the ninth, before Boston won (on a Henderson sac fly) in the 11th. Boston would win the next two, as well.

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How did Jesse even have the energy to lift his arms?
6. The 16th inning, Game 6, 1986 (Mets vs. Astros): Many call it the greatest baseball game ever played. Houston -- with Cy Young winner Mike Scott ready for Game 7 -- led 3-0 entering the top of the ninth. The Mets tied it. The Mets scored in the 14th. Billy Hatcher homered to tie it. The Mets scored three times in the 16th for a 7-4 lead. Houston rallied with two runs and had two on with two outs. Finally, on a 3-2 pitch, his 54th in relief, Jesse Orosco struck out Kevin Bass swinging. The unsung hero for the Mets: Roger McDowell pitched five innings of one-hit relief.
5. David Ortiz's home run, 12th inning, Game 4, 2004 (Red Sox vs. Yankees): The greatest and most dramatic comeback in baseball history began with a ninth-inning rally off Mariano Rivera. It ended when Big Papi homered to right on a 2-1 pitch from Paul Quantrill for a 6-4 Boston victory.
4. Ozzie Smith beats Tom Niedenfuer, Game 5, 1985 (Cardinals vs. Dodgers): Smith's homer in the bottom of the ninth -- the first batting left-handed in his career up to that point -- led to the great Jack Buck's memorable call, "Go crazy, folks! Go crazy! The Cardinals have won the game, by the score of 3-2, on a home run by The Wizard! Go crazy!"
3. Chris Chambliss' walk-off home run, ninth inning, Game 5, 1976 (Yankees vs. Royals): The Bronx Bombers had fallen on hard times and were back in the postseason for the first time since 1964. George Brett had tied the game with a three-run homer in the eighth. Chambliss led off the bottom of the ninth against Mark Littell, who had retired all five batters he'd faced. Chambliss hit the first pitch over the right-center wall and famously rounded the bases through a mob of Yankee fans that had rushed the field.
2. Aaron Boone's 11th-inning home run, Game 7, 2003: Pedro ... Grady ... three scoreless innings from Mike Mussina ... two home runs from Jason Giambi ... three scoreless innings from Mariano Rivera ... in the end, the Yankees beat the Red Sox. Again. The victory was so emotional, Joe Torre cried on the field as the team celebrated.
1. Francisco Cabrera's single, Game 7, 1992 (Braves vs. Pirates): The most ultimate do-or-die situation in baseball history. The little-used Cabrera (only 10 at-bats in the regular season) pinch-hit with two outs, the bases loaded and Atlanta trailing 2-1. His single to left off Stan Belinda scored David Justice and the sloth-footed Sid Bream, who just beat the throw from Barry Bonds, capping the Braves' three-run rally. For the Pirates, it was the hit that destroyed a franchise: It was their third straight defeat in the NLCS and they haven't finished above .500 since.

Friday, October 12, 2007

C.C. Sabathia

This Friday Night the Cleveland Indians will be heading to Boston to take on the Red Sox. In the first round the Indians beat the Yankees 3-1. Many people thought that Manager Eric Wedge should have started C.C. Sabathia in Game 4 after the momentum seemed to shift to the Yankees, however Wedge decided to stick with Paul Byrd and he did not disappoint. The fact that Byrd was able to get it done was great for Sabathia. Now as he faces Josh Beckett, Sabathia will be pitching on plenty of rest and there is a possibility that he'll pitch Games 1, 4 & 7, and with Fausto Carmona pitching games 2 & 6 that means that the Indians will have their two 19 game winners pitching 5 out of 7 possible games. It will be a very good and a very tough series for the Indians, but as long as Sabathia is able to pitch like he did throughout the season and in Game 1 against New York, I am, confident that the Indians can beat the Red Sox and go to the World Series.

C.C. Sabathia (above)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Yearbook Night 2007 con't...again

we have now moved to the A&C room.

Yearbook Night 2007 con't

Stupid Thing on Moshe's computer pops up.

Yearbook Night 2007

So Yearbook night is finally here. Since I can't save any of my articles on the network I've decided to do some live blogging. We officially started at 5:30, and fortunately we are starting to get articles from some of the staff members. At 6:23 Shlomo is going out to get food for him, myself, Shimon & Y. Taub.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today, June 25th, is the birthday of my father. So in honor of that I am posting it on my blog to wish him a Happy Birthday. If you would like to send him a present please contact me and I will get the present to him.
It is also the birthdays of:
Willis Reed
Dell Curry
Dikembe Mutombo
Aaron Sele
Carlos Delgado

Sunday, May 27, 2007

My Top Eleven Favorite Law & Order Characters

  1. John Munch, Law & Order:SVU, played by Richard Belzer
  2. Lenny Briscoe, Law & Order, played by Jerry Orbach
  3. Adam Schiff, Law & Order, played by Steven Hill
  4. Jack McCoy, Law & Order, played by Sam Waterston
  5. Mike Logan, Law & Order and Law &Order:CI, played by Chris Noth
  6. Bobby Goren, Law &Order:CI, played by Vincent Dinafrio
  7. Donald Cragen, Law & Order and Law & Order:SVU, played by Dann Florek
  8. Elliot Stabler, Law & Order:SVU, played by Christopher Meloni
  9. Anita Van Buren, Law & Order, played by S. Epatha Merkerson
  10. Rey Curtis, Law & Order, played by Benjamin Bratt
  11. Alexandra Cabot, Law & Order:SVU, played by Stephanie March

Monday, April 30, 2007

NFL Draft Losers

Here are some of the losers from this past weekend's NFL Draft:

  1. Tennessee Titans - They drafted Michael Griffin from Texas. He's a good player but they needed to give franchise QB Vince Young some weapons on the Offense.
  2. Miami Dolphins - Brady Quinn fell into their lap and they decided to draft Ted Ginn Jr. I like Ginn but if you are a team that needs a QB and Brady Quinn falls into your lap you have to take him.
  3. The Underclassmen - Many underclassmen enter the draft because they think they will get picked in the first couple of rounds and end up being drafted in the 6th or 7th round (if they're lucky. Many don't even get drafted). If they would have stayed in college for one more year they would get drafted earlier next year. Hopefully other will learn from the mistakes of guys like Notre Dame RB Darius Walker, and stay in school.

NFL Draft Winners

Here are some of the winners of the 2007 NFL Draft:

  1. Cleveland Browns - They got Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, a slew of defensive players who will add much needed depth to the team.
  2. New England Patriots - Getting Randy Moss for a 4th round draft pick is highway robbery. They also picked up some good players in the picks that they kept.
  3. San Francisco 49ers - They got LB Patrick Willis, OT Joe Staley and WR Jason Hill.

My Celebrity Look-alikes

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Day 1 of the NFL Draft

Although my "Official Draft Recap" post will not be till next week, I did however want to bask in the glory of the Browns drafting Joe Thomas and Brady Quinn.


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today is the birthday of former Cleveland Indians & current San Francisco Giants Shortstop Omar Vizquel. Today Omar turns 40.

My Sincere Apologies

I must apologize for the previous post, "THE CLEVELAND BROWNS ARE ON THE CLOCK". It was supposed to be a video of Chris Mortenson, Darren Woodson & Mel Kiper Jr. discussing what the Browns will do in this weekend's NFL DRAFT. Sadly the post did not work as planned and that is why there is nothing written. Thank you for your understanding & continued support.

Monday, April 23, 2007


Sportscenter did an "On the Clock" series about what each team will take in the NFL Draft. Here is a video of what Chris Mortenson, Darren Woodson & Mel Kiper Jr. thinks the Browns will do.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

My Ten Favorite Family Guy Characters (not including the family)

10. Evil Monkey - "he wasn't always evil"
9. Mr. Weed - R.I.P., died in the episode "Mr. Saturday Knight"
8. Tom Tucker - I wish he did the news here in Monsey
7. Death - nothing like scaring Peter Frampton into singing for Peter
6. Mort Goldman - "Please flush twice, once for the bulk and the rest for the remainder"
5. The Chicken - if he'd be on more often he probably would be higher up on this list
4. Dr. Hartman - his shtick is great, they should have more storylines for him
3. Cleveland - "you are the height of just-to-muchery"
2. Mayor West - I would love Batman to be my Mayor
1. Ollie Williams - "It's gon' rain" WE WANT MORE OLLIE!!!

My Top Ten Favorite Comedy Movies

10. Zoolander
9. Ghost Busters
8. Airplane
7. American Pie 2
6. Old School
5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
4. The Big Lebowski
3. Blazing Saddles
2. This is Spinal Tap
1. Animal House

Sunday, April 8, 2007

My National League Preview

NL East- New York Mets: The Mets have a good combination of youth and veterans on their team.

NL Central- Milwaukee: The Brewers have a very good pitching staff, anchored by Ben Sheets.

NL West- Arizona: Although he is currently on the DL Randy Johnson will make this team much better.

NL Wild Card- Atlanta: Tim Hudson will go back to his Oakland form and will help the Braves challenge the Mets for the NL East Title but will sadly fall just short.

NL Cy Young- John Smotz: Smoltz will lead the league in wins, and ERA.

NL MVP- Jose Reyes: The Mets will win the East and it will be because of Reyes. He will hit around .300, with 25 HR and 75 SB.

And the team who will face the Cleveland Indians in the World Series will be:
In the World Series the Indians will beat the Braves 4-2 in the best of 7 series. The Indians have a deeper lineup, better starting pitchers and the bullpens are about even. And that is my baseball preview.

My American League Preview

With the MLB season only one week old I figured I would put in my two cents worth of baseball knowledge. Now I'm doing the AL preview and a little later today I'll do the NL preview.

First my Division winners

AL East- Boston: They have the pitching and the hitting which beats the Yankees who only have the hitting.

AL Central- Cleveland: The Indians have some great hitters, as long as Fausto Carmona can hold down the fort while Cliff Lee is rehabbing they should be just fine.

AL West- Oakland: They always find a way to win and this year with Mike Piazza at DH he will be hitting great once again.

AL Wild Card- Detroit: Gary Sheffield adds some legitimate pop in their lineup, and their bullpen is great once again.

AL Cy Young (I'm not just giving it to Johan Santana)- Disuke Matsuzaka: If he can pitch every game like he did against the Royals then there is no doubt that he will be up there in the voting.

AL MVP- Grady Sizemore: First of all Peter Gammons picked him to win, and you never pick against Gammons. Secondly, he can hit for average, power and he can steal bases. He is also the catalyst for the Indians potent line-up.

And the team who will represent the American League in the WORLD SERIES will be:

Thursday, March 29, 2007


This post will deal with people who look very similar.

The first one is former baseball player Darryl Strawberry and former Flintstones star Dino:

Our second pair is me and some rabbi named Menachem:

And our last for now is Cavaliers PF Anderson Varejao and Simpson's character Sideshow Bob:

Thursday, March 22, 2007

NFL Mock Draft

On April 28th & 29th will be the NFL Draft. So here is the first round of the Draft as I see it. I was going to do this later in the month, but after yesterday's trade between Atlanta and Houston, in which they swapped first round picks, I decided to just do it now.

  1. Oakland: JaMarcus Russel, QB, LSU - Oakland likes the strong armed QB to turn the Raiders' woes around.
  2. Detroit: Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin - Although they picked up George Foster from Denver I still think they will take Thomas instead of Brady Quinn because Detroit's Offensive Coordinator is Mike Martz, who has proven in the past that he does not need a top of the line QB to win with (Kurt Warner was an undrafted player who Martz made into a Super Bowl MVP).
  3. Cleveland: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame - Firstly, Quinn grew up as a Browns fan and has said he would love to play for them. Secondly, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is very close with Browns coach Romeo Crennel, and Weis has told him to trade up to get Quinn. Lastly, the Browns have good receivers, picked up RB Jamal Lewis and OL Eric Steinbach so now they need a big time QB to put in the mix.
  4. Tampa Bay: Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech - Possibly the best player in the Draft, Tampa Bay will be giddy to get Johnson.
  5. Arizona: Alan Branch, DT, Michigan - Arizona allowed an average (how is that for alliteration) of 119 yards and a touchdown on the ground per game last year. The running backs in Arizona's division are Shaun Alexander, Frank Gore, Steven Jackson, so Arizona needs to shore up the defense.
  6. Washington: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson - Washington needs a pass rush and adding Adams' 13.5 sacks will help.
  7. Minnesota: Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State - Since Moss and Carter left Minnesota has not had a deep threat. Ginn needs to work on his route running, but he can still make the big play.
  8. Atlanta (from Houston): Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville - He is quick, strong, and gets penetration in the backfield. One other thing to think about is Atlanta's new coach Bobby Petrino used to coach Okoye in Louisville.
  9. Miami: Levi Brown, OT, Penn State - Miami needs to address an inadequate offensive line. If they get 36-year old QB Trent Green then they will need someone to protect him.
  10. Houston (from Atlanta): Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma - Houston needs a RB. It's just as simple as that.
  11. San Francisco: Jamal Anderson, DE, Arkansas - They have signed an elite CB, a couple of solid LBs, but their defense still needs help, and Jamal Anderson is a complete player.
  12. Buffalo: Leon Hall, CB, Michigan - Hall can step in for Nate Clements who was lost to San Francisco.
  13. St. Louis: LaRon Landry, S, LSU - Some of the leagues best WRs are in their division, so St. Louis could use the help in their secondary.
  14. Carolia: Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC - Keyshawn Johnson hasn't played well, plus he is mulling over the idea of retirement, so Carolina should take Jarrett to team up with Steve Smith.
  15. Pittsburgh: Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia - New coach Mike Tomlin is moving to the 4-3, and they could use Johnson's 19 tackles for a loss.
  16. Green Bay: Marshawn Lynch, RB, California - The fact that he can catch as well as run makes him a good fit for the Packers.
  17. Jacksonville: Reggie Nelson, S, Florida - They are looking for an impact defender in the secondary and Nelson would be a good fit.
  18. Cincinnati: Aaron Ross, CB, Texas - The Bengals were vulnerable at corner last year.
  19. Tennessee: Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU - When you have a franchise QB (Vince Young) it makes sense to surround him with playmakers.
  20. New York Giants: Lawrence Timmons, LB, Florida State - His production and consistency are what jump out at you about him. Also the Giants have had issues at linebacker in recent years.
  21. Denver: Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska - They need help along the defensive front and Carriker is good against the run and the pass.
  22. Dallas: Patrick Willis, ILB, Mississippi - He's a fierce tackler who will add a lot to the middle of the Dallas defense.
  23. Kansas City: Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina - They need a threat outside to help the passing game.
  24. New England (from Seattle): Brandon Siler, ILB, Florida - The Patriots picked up OLB Adaulis Thomas in free-agency, but their inside linebackers, Teddy Bruschi and Mike Vrabel are getting older, so it's time to draft a young guy.
  25. New York Jets: Greg Olsen, TE, Miami (FL) - They have gotten little from the tight end position in the passing game and Olsen can change that.
  26. Philadelphia: Michael Griffin, S, Texas - With Michael Lewis going to SF and Brian Dawkins getting older they need youth at the safety position.
  27. New Orleans: Daymeion Hughes, CB, California - With Fred Thomas getting scorched most of last year the Saints need a good corner to "march in".
  28. New England: Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee - I know you are thinking, wait a minute didn't the Patriots add 3 wide receivers this offseason, well yes they did but the Donte' Stallworth deal is really a one year contract.
  29. Baltimore: Anthony Spencer, DE/LB, Purdue - With losing Adaulis Thomas to the Patriots, Spencer would be the logical pick because he can play defensive end or outside linebacker.
  30. San Diego: Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Ohio State - San Diego needs a total makeover at the wide receiver position and Gonzalez would be a good fit because of his combination of speed and good route running.
  31. Chicago: Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio State - Their defense had problems on the interior part of the d-line.
  32. Indianapolis: Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh - Revis can step in for Nick Harper who left for Tennessee, plus he can return kicks and punts.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

C.J. Nitkowski

This year C.J. Nitkowski will be playing in Japan. The season there starts on Saturday March 24th and this post is to wish him good luck, and tell everyone out there that if you would like to know what is going on with C.J. you should check out his website

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Hopefully I will keep everyone posted on the latest news from C.J. Nitkowski, and once again we all wish him the best of luck on his upcoming season.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Dennis Rodman

Recently a lot has been made about the possibility of Dennis Rodman being elected into the NBA Hall of Fame. When some people hear this they think of all the crazy things Rodman has done during his career, like wear a wedding dress to a book signing, or a different hair color for each game. But the fact is if you look at Rodman’s numbers he deserves to be a Hall of Famer. Firstly he won 5 Championships, (2 with Detroit, and 3 with Chicago), he also has been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team seven times (1988-89 to 1992-93, 1994-95, 1995-96). He was also named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1989-90 and 1990-91. He has grabbed 11,954 rebounds during his long career.
One of the other knocks on Rodman has been that he never was a major scorer; you need to keep in mind who he played with. In Detroit he played with Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars and Bill Lambier; while with San Antonio he played with David Robinson and Vinny Del Negro; while with Chicago he played with some guy named Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc and Ron Harper. So at best he was a third option with the teams he has played for. Rodman’s job on most of these teams were to be a tough defender, great rebounder, and to go hard after every loose ball which he did better than most others, and that is why Dennis Rodman should be in the Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

March Madness

Tomorrow starts the first games of the NCAA Tournament which ends on Monday April 2nd in Atlanta. There is no doubt in my mind that the winners of the tournament will be THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES. Of course you are probably thinking that I'm picking them because they are my favorite team, well that is true but I do have some facts to back me up.

  • 8 Head Coaches have won the Championship before they turned 40. Ohio State Coach Thad Matta will turn 40 in July.

  • Ohio State has a relatively easy bracket to get to the Final Four (on my brackets OSU is the only #1 seed that I have making the Final Four).

  • Greg Oden (pictured below) is able to use his right hand again after he had surgery early in the year.

  • Besides Oden, they have another great freshman named Mike Conley Jr. who can shoot, pass, and run the break.
  • They also have guys like Jamar Butler, Ron Lewis, and Daequan Cook who were in the tournament last year when Ohio State lost, and they are looking forward to showing the country that Greg Oden is not the only player on the team.
  • The most important reason why Ohio State will win is because April 2nd is the first night of Pesach and I will not be able to watch the game. When the football team played Miami for the National Title, a few years back, the game was on a Friday night, I couldn't watch the game so of course they win. This year when they played Florida the game was on a Monday night when I was able to watch and they lose. The fact is "I can't watch = winning National Championship".

Other thoughts as March Madness approaches:

  • Texas F Kevin Durant reminds me of Marcus Camby. I know everyone is saying that Durant is better than Oden, and that he is the guy to build a team around, but every time I watch him play all I can think about is how they use to say the same things about Marcus Camby. He has had a nice career but Duncan has won.
  • Georgetown C Roy Hibbert is another one in the long line of great Georgetown Centers, which include Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo and Alonzo Mourning.
  • Memphis, a #2 seed, has only beaten one team in the top 25 when they beat Kentucky on November 22nd, by the score of 80 - 63.
  • Tyler Hansborough of UNC is wearing a protective mask because of the shot to the face that he endured from Duke's Gerald Green. He may start getting used to playing with the mask on by the Final Four...but don't be surprised if they don't make it that far. UNC has a very tough road to the Final Four, having to get passed Michigan St. If Drew Neitzel is on then UNC will be going home. In the next round they would have to face Texas and Kevin Durant. If they can make it past them they would face Georgetown, and Roy Hibbert will overpower Hansborough.
  • And finally Davidson freshman G Stephen Curry could do some damage in this tournament. His father was long time NBA sharp-shooter Dell Curry, and the apple does not fall far from the tree.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Good Guys Part 2

At the end of last year I wrote a post about some of the good things that some athletes have done. This was amid a lot of bad press for sports with athletes getting arrested and doing other unlawful things. In that post I mentioned some athletes and the good things they have done, and today I would like to write about a couple more.

Jalen Rose- Jalen Rose recently donated 1 million dollars to Dikembe Mutombo to help build a hospital in Africa.

Curt Schilling- Curt Schilling has helped raise funds to find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). If you would like more information about how to help you can check out Schilling's blog at

I will hopefully post about the good guys in sports every once in a while, because these are the athletes that we should look up to. These are the men that our children should say that they want to be like, not only because they are famous athletes but because they are good people as well.

Monday, February 26, 2007

My Top Ten Favorite Cavs Players

It is now a little after the All-Star break in the NBA, and I've decided to unveil my 10 favorite people who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

10- Craig Ehlo: Ehlo is probably most famous for guarding Michael Jordan in the playoffs when Jordan traveled (of course not called) and hit a shot to beat the Cavs.

9-Andre Miller: Miller was supposed to be the point-guard of the future, well he wasn't, but he still makes my list.

8-Bobby Phills: he started his career as a backup to Gerald Wilkins (who by the way I can't stand), and ended as a good player. Sadly his untimely death shortened his career that could have been much better.

7-Anderson Varejao: the big haired F/C is the sparkplug that the Cavs need off the bench.

6-Zydrunus Illgauskus: this YU (Yuguslavia University) graduate has made a real name for himself in the NBA.

5-Terrell Brandon: learned from Mark Price how to be an NBA point guard.

4-John "Hot Rod" Williams: he probably would not have been this high if not for his great nickname.

3-LeBron James: The King is great, but it's time he takes the Cavs to the next level.

2-Mark Price: Price has made the most 3 pointers by a Cavalier, he is also first amongst Cavs in assists, steals and free-throw percentage.

1-Brad Daugherty: if not for knee problems he could have been on of the best centers in NBA history. Also when I was on the ASHAR Basketball Team I wore the number 43 in honor of Daugherty who had retired that year.

Pictured are Daugherty (43), Price (25), and James (23)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

TV Show Characters

I love to watch TV. I enjoy many TV shows. There are many shows who have great main characters. Others have a good group of characters. Here is a list of my favorite characters from some of my favorite TV shows. Most people who will appear on this list will not be the main characters, but without them the show would not have been as enjoyable.

  1. Wilson from Home Improvement: Wilson is the neighbor that everyone would love to have, never seen and only heard when you need him.
  2. Margret from The West Wing: The West Wing is packed with characters who have better story lines, but Margret is wonderful as the Secretary to Leo McGarry and then to C.J. Craig.
  3. Van from Reba: I'm embarrassed to say that I have watched Reba, but the only reason that I continue to watch it is because of Van.
  4. Detective John Munch from Law & Order SVU: Richard Belzer does a great job in SVU. Only in Law & Order can a Jewish comedian be partners with the "Original Gangsta" Ice-T.
  5. Greg Warner from Yes, Dear: Greg had to deal with his brother-in-law at home and work, which made for some very funny episodes.
  6. Buddy Lembeck from Charles in Charge: With Scott Baio who is 2nd to Ted McGinley in killing shows (check out to see what I'm talking about here) Charles in Charge needed some comedy to it. Enter Willie Aames as Charles' fun loving sidekick Buddy. It's just a shame he didn't get a spin-off.
  7. Dr. Cox from Scrubs: He is the cynical and sinister doctor on Scrubs.
  8. Radar O'reilly from MASH: Radar was just a boy when he entered the show, but became a man right before our eyes, even though he was still drinking grape sodas and Rosie's.
  9. Mr. Richard Belding from Saved by the Bell: Growing up with this show Mr. Belding was the Principal I always wanted. For a total dork he was always there for the students, even when Zack Morris did anything stupid (like in every single episode, you'd think that he'd learn what not to do by the time he was a Senior but no he kept on doing all the stupid stuff).
  10. Eric Matthews from Boy Meets World: Cory was the main character, Shawn was the "Rebellious one", Eric was the funny one.

Well this is my list. Of course there are so many more I could have added like the ladies from the Golden Girls, and that monkey from Friends, but had I added them where would it have stopped, so sadly not everyone was able to make the list.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


This past Sunday night ESPN aired the 30,000th Sportscenter. Many men and women have contributed largely to it's success. Here is a little list of my favorite Sportscenter Anchors.

10-Kenny Mayne
9-Mike Greenberg
8-Rich Eisen
7-Linda Cohn
6-Craig Kilborn
5-Stuart Scott
4-Kieth Olberman
3-Bob Ley
2-Dan Patrick
1-Chris Berman

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Super Bowl XLI Preview

This Sunday February 4th is Super Bowl 41. In honor of that I have compiled 41 stats and facts about the Colts & Bears. After that I will give you my prediction for the game.

  1. Tony Dungy is 1 of 5 people to have played and coached in the Super Bowl (Mike Ditka, Forrest Greg, Sam Wyche and Dan Reeves).
  2. The Bears have 31 Hall of Famers while the Colts only have 12
  3. The Bears have retired 13 numbers while the Colts have retired 7
  4. The Bears are 1-0 in the Super Bowl; the Colts are 1-1
  5. The Bears are 2-2 vs. the AFC this season; the Colts are 3-1 vs. the NFC
  6. Nine players playing on Sunday have been in the Super Bowl before, Chicago's Brian Griese, Brad Maynard, Fred Miller, Muhsin Muhammad, Dante Wesley, Indianapolis's' Dan Klecko, Rickey Proehl, Adam Vinitieri, and Anthony "Booger" McFarland.
  7. Both starting QB's played in the SEC (Grossman-Florida, Manning-Tennessee)
  8. Both Grossman and Manning have had 7 games in the regular season with a QB rating of 100 or higher
  9. Manning has started 156 consecutive games
  10. Manning is 1 of 22 QB's drafted in 1st round of draft to reach the Super Bowl
  11. 3 players named Manning (Peyton, Rickey Danieal)
  12. IND. is 5-0 against common opponents, while CHI. is 2-2
  13. In the last five games Jim Sorgi has a better QB rating than Rex Grossman
  14. Adam Vinitieri's FG % on grass is 73.3%
  15. Robbie Gould led all kickers in scoring with 143 points
  16. Ron Rivera (Chicago's Defensive Coordinator) is the only coach on the Bears who was on the '85 team.
  17. TE Desmond Clark averages 44.2 yards in wins while only 17.3 yards in losses
  18. One player on each team played for the Ohio State Buckeyes
  19. This season's 3rd down conversion % is 56.1 for the Colts while only 36.8 for the Bears
  20. Nick Harper led all Colts players with 3 INTs, the Bears have 2 players with 5 INTs apiece
  21. Marvin Harrison & Reggie Wayne have combined for more TDs than CHI's top 6 receivers
  22. The Bears have scored 58 points on Defense and Special Teams
  23. IND has lost their last 3 games on a grass field
  24. IND's Dwight Freeny and CHI's Lance Briggs will be free agents at the end of the season
  25. Former AFL player Rashied Davis is averaging 13.8 yards per catch for the Bears
  26. CHI averages 5.3 turnovers in their 3 losses this season; 1.5 in their 15 wins
  27. CHI defensive end Alex Brown has as many INTs as IND's starting cornerback Jason David (2)
  28. CHI has been penalized for 57.7 yards per game while IND has only been penalized for 44.9 yards per game
  29. Dominic Rhodes averaged 3.4 yards per carry in the regular season; in the playoffs he's averaging 4.7 yards
  30. Dan Klecko has more TD receptions in the playoffs than Dallas Clark, Marvin Harrison and Joseph Addai combined (1)
  31. Devin Hester has a combined punt & kickoff return yards total of 1137
  32. 2 of CHI's 3 losses this season has come against the AFC
  33. 4 of 22 passes intercepted by the Bears have been returned for TDs this season
  34. Thomas Jones is the 2nd Bear to run for 1300 yards in a season (1st was Walter Payton)
  35. IND has given up 73.3 yards rushing per game in the playoffs; during the regular season the gave up 173.0 yards per game
  36. Brian Urlacher has topped 100 tackles in each of his 7 seasons
  37. Adewale Ogunleye has 46 sacks since 2002
  38. Joseph Addai & Dominic Rhodes have combined for 576 receiving yards in the regular season
  39. The Bears have allowed 3.7 yards per carry since week 14 when DT Tommie Harris got injured
  40. Dallas Clark has 281 yards receiving in the playoffs (Leads NFL)
  41. Brad Maynard has averaged 39.8 yards per punt in the playoffs while Hunter Smith has averaged 37.0 yards per punt in the playoffs

So here are some fun stats and facts to impress your friends with while watching the Super Bowl. As for my prediction for the game, the Colts will win 30-28 on a last second, 52 yards field goal by ADAM VINITIERI.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bruce Pearl

Bruce Pearl is the Head Coach of the Tennessee Men's Basketball Team. On Monday night Pearl was at a game between the Tennessee Women's Team and the number one ranked Duke team (as pictured to the left). Many people have a problem with the fact that a Head Coach is sitting in the stands with students and is shirtless and body-painted. They feel that since he is the coach he needs to lead by example and not do juvenile thing like this. They say that Bobby Knight would never do this, neither would Coach K or Roy Williams. That may be true but that doesn't mean what Pearl is doing is wrong.
I would like to say on the contrary how wonderful it is what Pearl is doing. Firstly in many colleges the men's teams and women's teams are at odds with each other and one coach wouldn't be caught dead at the other's game. Here Pearl is cheering vigorously for the women's squad. Secondly he's showing the kids that he is not one of these coaches who only care during practice and game time, here he is during his off time socializing with the students. Thirdly, it's not like he's doing anything illegal, like drugs or alcohol. He is being a positive role model and having some fun while he's at it .
So I say to Bruce Pearl keep up the fun and keep up the winning, unless of course you are playing Ohio State and then just keep up the fun.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Marty Schottenheimer

With the Chargers recent loss to the New England Patriots, Marty Schottenheimer's playoff record has dropped to 5-13. In the past everyone has been weary of his teams playing "Marty-Ball" down the stretch of big games. What I can't understand is why in the second half of the game against the Pats he didn't give the ball to L.T. Tomlinson is not Earnest Byner, he doesn't fumble on the 2 yard line, but most importantly he is a touchdown scoring machine.
Of course there were many other costly mistakes in the game, like the challenge on the Marlon Mcree fumble or the wasted timeout later in the game, and we can't forget the stupid penalty on Drayton Florence.
Another problem that I had with the game was when the Chargers were driving down the field at the end of the fourth quarter, when Phillip Rivers spiked the ball to stop the clock, he got hit by one of the defensive lineman and no flag was thrown. For every ticky-tack roughing the passer penalties called this season I can't fathom why the refs didn't throw the flag. If they add the 15 yards on that penalty, Nate Kaeding's 51 yard field goal would have been only a 36 yard field goal and the game would have gone into overtime.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

My Top Ten Favorite Ohio State Buckeyes Players

With Monday January 8th being the BCS National Championship Game, I decided to make a list of my top ten favorite Buckeyes. Some of them went on to have great NFL careers, while others were only good in their college days. Ohio State has a rich history and it is thanks to Head Coaches named Hayes,Cooper and Tressel even if some of them were never able to beat the Wolverines from Michigan. Well here goes the countdown:
10. Antoine Winfield-CB: Was a solid defensive back with Nate Clements and Ahmed Plummer.
9. Andy Katzenmoyer-LB: "The Big Kat" never panned out in the NFL but was one of a long line of great Ohio State Linebackers.
8. Joey Galloway & Terry Glenn-WR: These speedsters did wonderful in college, especially if you consider that they didn't have such good Quarterbacks throwing the ball to them.
7. Nick Mangold-C: The anchor of the Buckeyes' O-line is now anchoring for the New York Jets.
6. Pepper Johnson-LB: The NY Giants got Pepper in the 2nd round of the 1986 draft. He won Super Bowls with the Giants and was a major reason why the Cleveland Browns made the playoffs in 1994.
5. Robert Smith-RB: His NFL career was cut short due to injury but was a good player and a great teammate.
4. Troy Smith-QB: With his 3-o record against Michigan and a Heisman Trophy to his credit, all he needs is a win Monday Night against Florida, and he'll be moving up this list.
3. Eddie George-RB: Another one of Ohio State's Heisman winners, had a great pro career with the Oilers/Titans.
2. Chris Spielman-LB: Spielman was recently on the Mike & Mike radio show and said, "if not for Ohio players Michigan would be Iowa." 'nuff said.
1. A.J. Hawk-LB: The team's defensive leader, has passed the torch on to James Laurinaitis as the next great OSU linebacker.
Other players receiving votes: Lou Groza; Tom Tupa; Bobby Carpenter; Orlando Pace; Keith Byars; Jeff Davidson; Mike Vrabel; David Boston; Shawn Springs; Archie Griffin; Mike Nugent.
So hope you enjoyed the list and that you will enjoy the game which airs Monday Night at 8:15 on FOX.

Monday, January 1, 2007


Now that it is the 11th day of Teves, we have to keep in mind that in only a drop over 3 months will be the first day of Pesach. Some will say "we still have three months to take care of everything", well I'm here to tell you that that's not the case. If one wants to be properly prepared, one must work on getting ready. So Moshe, Shlomo, we need to start working on our Hagadah. The earlier we start the better it will be.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.