Monday, April 26, 2010

Look Alikes 7: Bandit's Silver Angel

Our 1st set of look-alikes are actor Kevin McKidd & hockey player Jeremy Roenick

Our 2nd pair is comedy legend Tim Conway & Senator John McCain

Our 3rd pairing is Gonzaga Men's Basketball coach Mark Few and Brett Favre

Our 4th set is Waldo from "Where's Waldo" and comedian Mo Rocca

Lastly we have former NFL Linebacker Kevin Greene and wrestler Hulk Hogan

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Things To Watch in Tonight's NFL Draft

The 2010 NFL Draft begins tonight and continues on Friday & Saturday. Here are a few things that I'm looking forward to in this draft.

  1. The Browns have 5 of the first 92 picks in the draft. Who will Mike Holmgren & Tom Heckert go after? Will they be involved in Draft Day Trades?
  2. What will New England do with their 3 picks in the 2nd round?
  3. Will any "big name" player get traded?
  4. Who will be the 3rd Quarterback drafted?
  5. Carolina & Chicago have no first round picks, What, if anything, will they be able to do?
  6. Who will draft Tim Tebow?
  7. Who will draft Legarrette Blount?
  8. Who will draft Myron Rolle?
  9. Who will draft Stafon Johnson?

Now here are some players who are projected to be late round picks who can make big impacts with whatever team drafts them.

  1. Mike Kafka, QB, Northwestern
  2. Andre Roberts, WR, Citadel
  3. Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama
  4. Monterio Hardesty, RB, Tennessee
  5. Arthur Moats, LB, James Madison
  6. Jimmy Graham, TE, Miami
  7. Jermaine Cunningham, DE, Florida
  8. Cody Grimm (Son of former NFLer Russ Grimm), S, Virginia Tech

New York Jets Draft Blunders

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2010 NFL Mock Draft

This year the NFL Draft starts on Thursday night April 22nd. Here is how I see the first round playing out. Of course there are no guarantees, but that's the fun of doing these things.

  1. St. Louis: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma - St. Louis has passed on other young quarterbacks in the past couple drafts and there is no way that they can pass on Bradford.
  2. Detroit: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska - Suh is possibly the best player in this draft. There is a possibility they take an Offensive Tackle like Okung or Trent Williams and move Jeff Backus to Guard.
  3. Tampa Bay: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma - Tampa Bay was a good team in the late '90s and it started with the 1995 Draft when Tampa Bay drafted a DT named Warren Sapp. Tampa hopes that McCoy can be their new Sapp.
  4. Washington: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State - The Redskins no longer need a QB after trading for Donovan McNabb. So they will probably use this pick to help their Offensive Line and Okung is the best OL in this draft.
  5. Kansas City: Eric Berry, S, Tennessee - Kansas City gets a play-maker in the secondary which will make new Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel very happy.
  6. Seattle: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma - New Coach Pete Carroll has two 1st round picks and can go in many different directions. Williams will bring youth and athleticism to the O-Line.
  7. Cleveland: Earl Thomas, S/CB, Texas - The big question is "What will Holmgren do in this draft?" Thomas will fit a big need for the Browns. Others who can go right here include: Jimmy Clausen, C.J. Spiller, Joe Haden, Dan Williams or Dez Bryant.
  8. Oakland: Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland - Oakland has a tendency to reach on early picks and Campbell is definitely a reach at #8.
  9. Buffalo: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame - The Bills may take an Offensive Tackle with this pick but they need a new "face of the franchise". Also Clausen, who went to Notre Dame, played in a Pro-Style Offense.
  10. Jacksonville: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida - Teamed up with newly acquired Aaron Kampman will definitely help Jacksonville's pass rush.
  11. Denver: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech - Denver may go after some Offensive fire-power, especially after trading away Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler but Morgan will help Denver's defense which had problems holding onto leads late in the season.
  12. Miami: Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas - Kindle will step in for Joey Porter (who left for Arizona) and Jason Taylor (Free Agent) as a pass-rushing OLB in Miami's 3-4 Defense.
  13. San Francisco: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson - SF has 2 1st round picks and will use their first one to get a play-maker. Spiller can run, catch and be a return man.
  14. Seattle: Everson Griffen, DE, USC - Griffen can step in for Patrick Kerney who retired earlier this month. Also Coach Carroll is familiar with Griffen's style of play.
  15. New York Giants: Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama - The Giants will be ecstatic to pick up McClain with the 15th pick.
  16. Tennessee: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee - The Titans need help on the D-Line and they'll go after a in-state talent.
  17. San Francisco: Joe Haden, CB, Florida - Nate Clements is getting older and Joe Haden would be a great replacement once he's gone.
  18. Pittsburgh: Mike Iupati, G, Idaho - Pittsburgh needs some bulk in the interior and Iupati can be an instant starter.
  19. Atlanta: Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan - Atlanta needs a pass-rusher and Graham had a good college career and did great at the Senior Bowl.
  20. Houston: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers - Houston has gotten to that point where they can draft the best player available instead of filling a specific need. What the Texans really need is for the players that they already have to take the next step.
  21. Cincinnati: Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma - Gresham will supply the Bengals with a play-making TE.
  22. New England: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State - With the Dolphins getting Brandon Marshall and the Jets getting Santonio Holmes the Patriots will need some extra help in their secondary.
  23. Green Bay: Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa - Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher are well into their 30's and the rest of the players at that position are weak.
  24. Philadelphia: Taylor Mays, S, USC - After losing Brian Dawkins before last season the Eagles need to get a safety and Mays will be their guy.
  25. Baltimore: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers - Cornerback is a big need position for the Ravens and McCourty can make a big impact.
  26. Arizona: Jerry Hughes, OLB, TCU - Arizona's Defense needs a big face-lift. Hughes will help that cause.
  27. Dallas: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State - Bryant is a flashy wide-receiver who can help the Cowboys make it back to the Super Bowl.
  28. San Diego: Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State - Darren Sproles can't carry the work-load by himself, and Mathews has great vision.
  29. New York Jets: Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama - Cody is a proto-typical NT in a 3-4 Defense and Kris Jenkins has had some injury issues.
  30. Minnesota: Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida - Pouncey will bring much needed youth to the Viking's O-Line.
  31. Indianapolis: Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State - The Colts need an big defensive lineman to help Freeny and Mathis get to the QB.
  32. New Orleans: Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri - Scott Fujita left to go to the Browns so Weatherspoon can fill in right away.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Meet Joel Pollak

Here are 3 videos with Joel Pollak. He is running for Congress in Illinois. For more information about him go to his website

This first video is of Joel Pollak when he was a student at Harvard taking on Barney Frank:

The second video is of Joel Pollak on Sean Hannity's television program:

The third video is of Joel Pollak at a Tea-Party rally singing "The Ballad of the Tea Party":

Monday, April 12, 2010

Greatest Coaches Countdown - #45 Chuck Daly

Sport: NBA
Stops: Cavaliers (1981 - 1982)
Pistons (1983 - 1992)
Nets (1992 - 1994)
Magic (1997 - 1999)
Record: 638 - 437 (.593 Winning Percentage)
Championships: 2 NBA Titles & 1 Olympic Gold Medal

Fun Facts
  1. When Daly coached the Dream Team to the 1992 gold in Barcelona, the team's average margin of victory was 44 points.
  2. Daly's career playoff record was 75 - 51.
  3. Between the time he coached the Nets & Magic he worked as a color-commentator for TNT.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Anniversary Hank Aaron

On April 8th 1974 Hank Aaron hit one of the most famous home-runs of all time. It was #715 and it broke Babe Ruth's career record. 36 years later Aaron is still regarded as one of the greatest of all time and a classy individual as well.

Best by the Numbers - Chicago Edition

Here is our player list of athletes who've played for Chicago teams.
  1. Glenn Hall
  2. Nellie Fox
  3. Harold Baines: Baines played for the White Sox on three separate occasions and is currently their first-base coach
  4. Luke Appling
  5. John Paxson: Paxson is probably best known for hitting the game-winning shot in the 1993 NBA Finals
  6. Jay Cutler
  7. Chris Chelios
  8. Andre Dawson: Dawson will be inducted into the MLB Hall-of-Fame in the summer of 2010
  9. Bobby Hull
  10. Ron Santo
  11. Luis Aparicio
  12. Alfonso Soriano
  13. Ozzie Guillen: The former White Sox SS is now their Manager
  14. Ernie Banks: Banks, known as "Mr. Cub", hit 512 home runs in his career
  15. John Salmons
  16. Aramis Ramirez
  17. Mark Grace: During the '90s Grace collected 1,754 hits, leading all hitters in the decade
  18. Moises Alou
  19. Jonathan Toews
  20. Ron Karkovice
  21. Sammy Sosa: Sosa has played for both the White Sox & the Cubs
  22. Mark Prior
  23. Michael Jordan: Jordan is one of the best NBA players of all-time. Other Chicago players who deserve some consideration are Ryne Sandberg and Robin Ventura
  24. Joe Crede
  25. Derek Lee
  26. Billy Williams
  27. Jeremy Roenick
  28. Joey Cora
  29. Jack McDowell: "Black Jack" as he was known won the AL Cy Young in 1993 as a member of the White Sox
  30. Mike Brown
  31. Greg Maddux: Maddux recorded his 300th win & 3000th strikeout as a member of the Cubs
  32. Kris Versteeg
  33. Scottie Pippen
  34. Walter Payton: "Sweetness" was the fourth overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft
  35. Frank Thomas: "The Big Hurt" was a two time AL MVP while playing for the White Sox
  36. Randy Wells
  37. Bobby Thigpen
  38. Carlos Zambrano
  39. Roberto Hernandez
  40. Gale Sayers
  41. Brian Piccolo: Piccolo died of cancer and was the subject of the movie "Brian's Song"
  42. Bruce Sutter
  43. Dennis Eckersley
  44. Kyle Farnsworth
  45. Bobby Jenks
  46. Ryan Dempster
  47. Dennis Lamp
  48. Rick Reuschel
  49. Carlos Marmol
  50. Mike Singletary: Singletary played 11 seasons for the Bears and is currently the Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers
  51. Dick Butkus: Butkus had over 1000 tackles in his 9 year career
  52. Radek Smolenak
  53. Rich Hill
  54. Brian Urlacher
  55. Lance Briggs
  56. Mark Buehrle: On July 23rd 2009 Buehrle pitched a Perfect Game
  57. Olin Kreutz
  58. Wilber Marshall
  59. Rosevelt Colvin
  60. Terrence Metcalf
  61. Bill George
  62. Mark Bortz
  63. Roberto Garza: As of 2006 Garza was one of 19 Hispanic NFL players
  64. Rex Tucker
  65. Patrick Mannelly
  66. Clyde Turner
  67. Mike Gandy
  68. Anthony Oakley
  69. Fred Miller
  70. Alfonso Boone
  71. Israel Idonije
  72. William "Refrigerator" Perry: "The Fridge" often lined up in the back-field and even scored a TD in Super Bowl XX. Also he is the brother of Michael Dean Perry
  73. Kevin Dogins
  74. Chris Williams
  75. Marc Colombo
  76. John Tait
  77. Red Grange
  78. Kevin Shaffer
  79. Kurt Becker
  80. Tim Wrightman: Wrightman guest-starred along with Willie Gault & Mike Tomczak as themselves in an episode of the television show Still Standing
  81. Rashied Davis
  82. Greg Olson
  83. Willie Gault: Besides for his appearance on Still Standing, Gault has acted in other shows including The West Wing
  84. Brian Baschnagel: The Ohio State alumn played WR for the Bears for 8 years
  85. John Gilmore
  86. Marty Booker
  87. Muhsin Muhammad
  88. Patrick Kane: Kane won an Olympic Silver Medal in the 2010 Olympics representing the USA
  89. Mike Ditka: Before being coach of "Da Bears" he played TE for them
  90. Bryan Knight
  91. Tommie Harris
  92. Hunter Hillenmeyer
  93. Adewale Ogunleye
  94. Keith Traylor
  95. Richard Dent: Dent was the MVP of Super Bowl XX
  96. Alex Brown
  97. Mark Anderson
  98. Bryan Robinson
  99. Dan Hampton

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's Sportscenter Express

With today being April Fool's day here is a video from Sportscenter with some great sports pranks. ENJOY!

Vaughn Ward on Hannity

Idaho Congretional Candidate Vaughn Ward on Sean Hannity's show. Hannity introduces voters to conservative congressional candidates voters need to know about. Hopefully here we will show you some of the videos of these candidates.