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10 random sports thoughts:

 1) Gotta feel for Kyle Brotzman, he'll become part of the Scott Norwood discussion the next time a kicker misses a big one.

 2) Imagine if there was a FBS playoff system with the Top 4 teams: 

Auburn/Wisconsin winner vs. Oregon/TCU winner...game played the week before the Super Bowl. CHA-CHING for the NCAA.

 3) NFL playoff atmosphere for the 24 hour time period covering Sunday's game between Steelers and Ravens on to Monday's showdown between Jets and Patriots. While I have no emotional investment in either contest, I hope for two hard hitting close games.

4) Did the US really get hosed in the World Cup voting? I say let the Cup take place somewhere else...just my opinion.

5) Adrian Gonzalez in a Red Sox uniform. The plot thickens. Jeter should sign soon so Steinbrenner can get the Sawx off the front page of the sports section.

6) Drew Brees was the perfect choice for Sports Illustrated's 'Sportsman of the Year'. Mr. Brees did it on the field and in the community. That is what being a TRUE sportsman is all about. Keep up the excellent effort.

7) Jimmie Johnson's 5th straight NASCAR championship was one of the best stories of the year. He had to come from behind in the last race of the year. If he wins again next season, I will hope someone lobbies hard for him as a SI Sportsman candidate...6 in a row?! Hope next season will be a competitive as this one.

8)  The Yankees paid Carl Pavano $30 million for 26 games and 9 wins and offered their captain $45 for 3 seasons...I am truly worried about the current economic conditions in the United States if the Yankees are actually showing financial restraint!

9) Congrats to Peachy for victory #700. After some research, I found that my TD record against him is 1 win and 3 losses. Also, applause for DJ on his 900th win. Both TD **** keep this site interesting.

10) RIP Ron Santo. We will miss you in the booth!

 

Happy Holidays to everyone on FN!

December 4, 2010  01:37 PM ET

First blog.....

December 4, 2010  01:50 PM ET

Nice.

December 4, 2010  01:51 PM ET

Really like #2.

But I think 8 or 16 teams would be better.

December 4, 2010  01:52 PM ET

Limit teams to 11 games and at most they would play 15 if they made itto the title game. Most teams play 12 or even 13 now with title games in their Conferences.

December 4, 2010  01:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Really like #2.But I think 8 or 16 teams would be better.

Gotta start somewhere.....

December 4, 2010  01:52 PM ET

*made it to*

December 4, 2010  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Gotta start somewhere.....

I know....

December 4, 2010  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Really like #2.But I think 8 or 16 teams would be better.

But I agree.....

December 4, 2010  01:59 PM ET

"8) The Yankees paid Carl Pavano $30 million for 26 games and 9 wins and offered their captain $45 for 3 seasons...I am truly worried about the current economic conditions in the United States if the Yankees are actually showing financial restraint."

Wins are not a good way to judge a pitcher, Darth...Pavano bounced back nicely. Besides they have 2 other pitchers that are hurt. Without Pavano? They would be screwed.

December 4, 2010  02:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"8) The Yankees paid Carl Pavano $30 million for 26 games and 9 wins and offered their captain $45 for 3 seasons...I am truly worried about the current economic conditions in the United States if the Yankees are actually showing financial restraint."Wins are not a good way to judge a pitcher, Darth...Pavano bounced back nicely. Besides they have 2 other pitchers that are hurt. Without Pavano? They would be screwed.

Good point, however my view is that if the Yankees paid over $1 million/win...they should give Jeter the extra year. But I still wouldn't pay him more than the $15 million/season. He will get his 3000th hit next year and this posturing seems so trivial.....

December 4, 2010  02:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Really like #2.But I think 8 or 16 teams would be better.

no more than 8 is necessary

December 4, 2010  02:08 PM ET

nice 1st blog Darth.

December 4, 2010  02:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

no more than 8 is necessary

Auburn
Oregon
TCU
Wisconsin
Stanford
Ohio State
Michigan State
Arkansas

December 4, 2010  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

nice 1st blog Darth.

Thank you.....

December 4, 2010  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

AuburnOregonTCU WisconsinStanfordOhio StateMichigan StateArkansas

Boise stays home. Too bad.....

December 4, 2010  02:32 PM ET

Stanford is better than Wisconsin, therefore they would be in the 4 team playoff... just saying.

Good blog though.

December 4, 2010  02:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Stanford is better than Wisconsin, therefore they would be in the 4 team playoff... just saying.Good blog though.

How about:

Round 1...TCU vs. Boise State and Wisconsin vs. Stanford
Round 2...TCU/Boise winner vs. Auburn and Wisconsin/Stanford winner vs. Auburn
Round 3...BCS Championship Game

December 4, 2010  02:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

How about:Round 1...TCU vs. Boise State and Wisconsin vs. StanfordRound 2...TCU/Boise winner vs. Auburn and Wisconsin/Stanford winner vs. AuburnRound 3...BCS Championship Game

*Oregon*

December 4, 2010  02:56 PM ET
QUOTE:

lol..... DJ likes number 2.

so does MMT

 
December 4, 2010  02:56 PM ET

Hi.

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