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.