DavidSternBlows http://www.fannation.com/blogs/show/24252 Tue, 18 Mar 2008 23:58:03 GMT No description NFL Draft - #1 Pick..Blessing or Curse? http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/167496 <p>With the NFL Draft about a month away I thought it might be fun to go back the last 20 years and examine how #1 picks&nbsp;actually panned out for the teams that selected them.&nbsp;</p><p>1988 - Atlanta Falcons - Aundray Bruce, LB, Auburn</p><ul><li>College stud, only started 42 games in his 11 year NFL career - <strong>BUST</strong></li><li>Tim Brown was picked 6th, Sterling Sharpe 7th</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1989 - Dallas Cowboys - Troy Aikman, QB, UCLA</p><ul><li>Hall of Fame, 3 Super Bowl wins - <strong>HOME RUN</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1990 - Indianapolis Colts - Jeff George, QB, Illinois</p><ul><li>Didn&#39;t he end up flipping off the fans in Indy? - <strong>BUST</strong></li><li>Emmit Smith was picked 17th</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1991 - Dallas Cowboys - Russell Maryland, DT, Miami</p><ul><li>Did make one Pro Bowl, not enough for a number one pick - <strong>BUST</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1992 - Indianapolis Colts - Steve Emtman, DT, Washington</p><ul><li>Was supposed to be a defensive God, always injured - <strong>BUST</strong></li><li>Troy Vincent was selected 7th</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1993 - New England Patriots - Drew Bledsoe, QB, Washington State</p><ul><li>Great career, got the Pats going in the rigth direction - <strong>HOME RUN</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1994 - Cincinnati Bengals - Dan Wilkinson, DT, Ohio State</p><ul><li>Started strong then out of town on a rail - <strong>BUST</strong></li><li>Willie McGinest picked 4th</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1995 - Cincinnati Bengals - Ki Jana Carter, RB, Penn State</p><ul><li>This guy couldn&#39;t miss!&nbsp; Torn ACL, buh bye - <strong>BUST</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1996 - New York Jets - Keyshawn Johnson, WR, USC</p><ul><li>Only 4 years with the Jets, but good ones - <strong>DOUBLE</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1997 - St. Louis Rams - Orlando Pace, OT, Ohio State</p><ul><li>7 time Pro-Bowler, certain Hall of Famer - <strong>HOME RUN</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1998 - Indianapolis Colts - Peyton Manning, QB, Tennesee</p><ul><li>Duh - <strong>HOME RUN</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1999 - Clevelnd Browns - Tim Couch, QB, Kentucky</p><ul><li>Another Duh - <strong>BUST</strong></li><li>They passed on Donovan McNabb, LMAO</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2000 - Cleveland Browns - Courtney Brown, DE, Penn State</p><ul><li>One good season, then.....- <strong>BUST</strong></li><li>As a side note, Shaun Alexander,19th pick</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2001 - Atlanta Falcons - Michael Vick, QB, Virginia Tech</p><ul><li>Ahhh, Ron Mexico, where is he now? Oh, that&#39;s right - <strong>DOUBLE</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2002 - Houston Texans - David Carr, QB, Fresno State</p><ul><li>Does he even have a job? - <strong>BUST</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2003 - Cincinnati Bengals - Carson Palmer, QB, USC - <strong>TRIPLE</strong></p><ul><li>Needs to get the Bengals consistemtly in the playoffs</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2004 - San Diego Chargers - Eli Manning, QB, Mississippi</p><ul><li>Rivers trade, working out ok for both teams - <strong>TRIPLE</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2005 - San Francisco 49ers - Alex Smith, QB, Utah</p><ul><li>Has looked clueless so far - <strong>BUST</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2006 - Houston Texans - Mario Williams, DE, NC State</p><ul><li>Is going to be a super star - <strong>HOME RUN</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2007 - Oakland Raders - Jamarcus Russell, QB, LSU</p><ul><li>Hell, he survived 07, too early to tell - <strong>DOUBLE</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>So what does that tell us?&nbsp; In the last 20 Drafts, in my opinion there have been 10 guys who have to be classified as busts, 4 certain Hall of Famers, and 6 guys who have had decent careers or look like they might work out.&nbsp; Since this year&#39;s number one pick would probably command at least $35 million in guaranteed money and only about half of the number one picks amount to anything, I&#39;d trade that #1 pick for as many other choices I could get and laugh all the way to the bank!&nbsp; Are you listening Bill Parcells???</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2008 23:58:03 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/167496 DavidSternBlows Super Bowl - Futures Odds http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/50350 <p>I was checking out my favorite online sportsbook today and decided to take a look at how they were handicapping who would win the 2008 Super Bowl.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p><p>Take a look at the favorites:</p><p><strong>New England Patriots 5-2</strong></p><p><strong>San Diego Chargers 6-1</strong></p><p><strong>Indianapolis Colts 8-1</strong></p><p>Probably in line with what most of the experts are predicting.</p><p>Now let&#39;s look at the next set:</p><p><strong>Cincinnati Bengals 15-1</strong></p><p><strong>Chicago Bears 15-1</strong></p><p><strong>New Orleans Saints 15-1</strong></p><p>Love seeing my Bengals handicapped higher than the Ravens or Steelers.</p><p>Next set:</p><p><strong>Philadelphia Eagles 20-1</strong></p><p><strong>San Francisco 49&#39;ers 20-1</strong></p><p><strong>Seattle Seahawks 20-1</strong></p><p><strong>Baltimore Ravens 20-1</strong></p><p><strong>Dallas Cowboys 20-1</strong></p><p><strong>Denver Broncos 20-1</strong></p><p>Next set:</p><p><strong>Pittsburgh Steelers 25-1</strong></p><p><strong>Carolina Panthers 25-1</strong></p><p>Next set:</p><p><strong>New York Giants 30-1</strong></p><p><strong>Jacksonville Jaguars 30-1</strong></p><p>Next set:</p><p><strong>New York Jets 40-1</strong></p><p>Next set:</p><p><strong>St. Louis Rams 45-1</strong></p><p><strong>Arizona Cardinals 45-1</strong></p><p><strong>Green Bay Packers 45-1</strong></p><p>Next set:</p><p><strong>Tampa Bay Bucs&nbsp; 50-1</strong></p><p><strong>Washington Redskins 50-1</strong></p><p><strong>Minnesota Vikings 50-1</strong></p><p>Next set:</p><p><strong>Miami Dolphins 55-1</strong></p><p>Next set:</p><p><strong>Tennessee Titans 60-1</strong></p><p><strong>Atlanta Falcons 60-1</strong></p><p><strong>Kansas City Chiefs 60-1</strong></p><p>Now the really long shots:</p><p><strong>Detroit Lions 75-1</strong></p><p><strong>Oakland Raiders 75-1</strong></p><p><strong>Buffalo Bills 100-1</strong></p><p><strong>Houston Texans 100-1</strong></p><p>And the longest shot on the board:</p><p><strong>Cleveland Quinns 150-1</strong></p><p>I thought everyone might want to get a look at where their favorite teams come in and also do you think that the oddsmakers are way off on any of these?&nbsp; And where do you think you would get great value for a bet, go with a favorite or pick a team at 20, 25-1.&nbsp; Finally, it might be fun to maybe get some people together and come up with a consensus pick and make a &quot;pretend&quot; bet.&nbsp; Wink Wink.</p><p>Enjoy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2007 21:32:10 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/50350 DavidSternBlows Notre Dame Jokes http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/50085 <p>I just thought that with the start of the College Football season so close, I&#39;d share some ND jokes with Fannation.</p><p>Q: Did you hear that two of the Notre Dame playbooks were stolen? <br />A: Charlie Weis very upset. He didn&#39;t even finish coloring them. <br /><br />Q: Did you hear about the two Notre Dame fans who froze to death at the drive-in movie? <br />A: They went to see &quot;Closed for the Winter.&quot; <br /><br />Q: What did the ND football player get on his final exam? <br />A: Drool. <br /><br />Q: What&#39;s the difference between the Notre Dame cheerleaders and the Titanic? <br />A: Only a couple thousand people went down on the titanic. <br /><br />Q: What do the Fighting Irish and Marijuana have in common? <br />A: They both get smoked in a bowl. <br /><br />Q: You&#39;re stranded on an island with a cannibal, a murderer, and a Notre Dame fan. You have a gun, but there are only two bullets left. Who do you shoot? <br />A: The Notre Dame fan (twice.) <br /><br />Q: What do Notre Dame fans and a beer bottle have in common? <br />A: They&#39;re both empty from the neck up. <br /><br />Q: How do you get a Notre Dame Grad off your front porch? </p><p>A: Pay him for the pizza.</p><p>Q: What do a call a 250 lb. Notre Dame Cheerleader?<br />A: Anorexic.</p><p>Q: What do you get when you cross a pig with a Notre Dame graduate? <br />A: Nothing. There are some things a pig just won&#39;t do.</p><p><strong>This one is a Peach!</strong></p><p>A fellow walks into a bar, orders a drink, and asks the bartender if he&#39;d like to hear a good Notre Dame joke. <br /><br />&quot;Listen buddy,&quot; he growled. &quot;See those 2 big guys on your left? They were both linemen on the Notre Dame football team. And that huge fellow on your right was a world-class wrestler at Notre Dame. That guy in the corner was Notre Dame&#39;s all-time champion weight lifter. And I lettered in 3 sports at Notre Dame. Now, are you absolutely positive you want to go ahead and tell your joke here?&quot; <br /><br />&quot;Nah, guess not,&quot; the man replied. &quot;I wouldn&#39;t want to have to explain it 5 times.&quot;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2007 17:44:53 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/50085 DavidSternBlows My Soccer Blog - LOL http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/49970 <p><img src="http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5wskkbdGVUYAGE.jzbkF/SIG=126ohh0a3/EXP=1186521764/**http%3A//www.soccersucks.net/soccer_perversion_9.jpg" height="485" alt="" width="320" /></p><p>Is this a foul?&nbsp; Or is the guy just flirting.</p><p><img src="http://www.funnyheck.com/images/soccernude.jpg" height="400" alt="" width="450" /></p><p>Keeper, your mom must be soooo proud.</p><p><img src="http://funmansion.com/images/soccer2.jpg" height="400" alt="" width="550" /></p><p>Really doesn&#39;t need a caption, does it.</p><p><img src="http://www.killsometime.com/Pictures/images/pic1069.jpg" height="330" alt="" width="420" /></p><p>Is this what they mean by &quot;Header&quot;?</p><p><img src="http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5m1olLdGIQcATkqjzbkF/SIG=1358pe94q/EXP=1186522600/**http%3A//www.brianspageofshit.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/soccer.jpg" height="339" alt="" width="349" /></p><p>Finally, something that makes complete sense!</p><p><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/118/288028972_a04a66e654.jpg?v=0" height="375" alt="" width="500" /></p><p>Now that is cool!</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2007 21:45:20 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/49970 DavidSternBlows Some of my favorite recent TD's and Arguments http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/48150 &nbsp; <p><strong>TD - The Eagles will win their division</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Argument - The Eagles will win because their whole team will be all healthy</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>TD - I do not like the Yankees</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Argument - yankees suck!!!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>TD - The warriors will not make the playoffs</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Argument - they lost stephen for the first games of the season and nelly probably wont come back</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>TD - The yankees will make the playoffs.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Argument - They will win the wild card, or mayb even the AL East if the Red Sox are the Red Sox of old......again.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>TD - chase utley is the best second baseman in the league</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Argument - chase utley is the best second baseman in the league becuase the guy can hit homeruns and he is only 26 he had 32 homeruns last year and led the majors he has a sick arm he can hit really good he has the most doubles in the national league he hit at least 330 he has 80 somethin rbis so far now thats i kind of player i would want no my team</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>TD - barry deserves the rec. (by rec i mean record)</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Argument - HE does... he hit em out of ther</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>TD - phoenix suns are better than San Antonio Spurs</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Argument - spurs only won because the basically killed nash every game, spurs are a crappy team, suns can easily kill them, if spurs dont cheat</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>And my favorite of the day is! </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>TD - &quot;Chamura is probably the best skilled player that had any significant time with Favre.&quot; challenge to BuckyBadger</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Argument - Marco Rivera....Frank Winters.....Mike Flanagan......are 3 NFL offensive linemen who made the pro bowl at least once while with Favre. Chumura was a tight end also. Any explanations Mr. Favre homer?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2007 20:39:17 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/48150 DavidSternBlows NFL Game Predictions - Week One http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/42015 &nbsp; <p>I&#39;ve seen lots of posts regarding team rankings and though it is way too early for something like this how about we take a look at week one games and my humble predictions.&nbsp; </p><p>New Orleans at Indianapolis</p><p>This one could be a total shoot out!&nbsp; Indy can put up points against anyone and is 15-1 at home over the past 2 seasons.&nbsp; Brees and the gang put on a great show but in the end Indy is just too tough.&nbsp; <strong>Colts 38 Saints 31</strong></p><p>Atlanta at Minnesota</p><p>Coming out party for rookie Adrian Peterson as he rushes for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns and Minnesota&#39;s defense comes out barking like&nbsp;mad dogs and&nbsp;shuts down Mike Vick and the Falcons for an easy win. <strong>Vikings 30 Falcons 10</strong></p><p>Carolina at St. Louis</p><p>A Battle between two 8-8 teams looking to rebound in 2007.&nbsp; Carolina wins a close one on the road as Steve Smith catches a late TD pass to rally the Panthers.&nbsp; <strong>Panthers 24 Rams 23</strong></p><p>Denver at Buffalo</p><p>Can Marshawn Lynch provide an upgrade to the running game and take enough pressure of of Losman?&nbsp; Is Cutler the real deal in Denver?&nbsp; Nice early road test for the Broncos and I see them coming out on top in this one.&nbsp; <strong>Broncos 30 Bills 17</strong></p><p>Kansas City at Houston</p><p>Damon Huard versus Matt Schaub, talk about a marquee QB match-up, kidding.&nbsp; I like Schaub to come out throwing and play well in his first start for the Texans.&nbsp; Watch Okoye&#39;s debut in this one as well.&nbsp; <strong>Texans 24 Chiefs 21</strong></p><p>Miami at Washington</p><p>Wonder if there is any chance to see Laron Landry knock the crap out of Ted Ginn Jr. in this one?&nbsp; Otherwise, why watch?&nbsp; I like Miami&#39;s defense on the road against a woeful Skins team.&nbsp; <strong>Dolphins 19 Redskins 10</strong></p><p>New England at New York Jets</p><p>Jets fans must already be in about 3<sup>rd</sup> gear waiting for this one and the Jets certainly owe the Patriots one.&nbsp; Ok Jets fans, how about this scenario?&nbsp; Rookie CB Darrrelle Revis intercepts a Tom Brady pass intended for Randy Moss in the end zone to preserve a Jet victory.&nbsp; <strong>Jets 24 Patriots 17</strong></p><p>Philadelphia at Green Bay</p><p>Interesting game, Green Bay probably better and how healthy is McNabb.&nbsp; I still have to give the nod here to Philly in a dog fight, a late Favre rally falling just short.&nbsp; <strong>Eagles 27 Packers 21</strong></p><p>Pittsburgh at Cleveland</p><p>On paper, Cleveland got a lot better this year but still have a ways to go and Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a disappointing 8-8 season last year.&nbsp; How nice of the schedule makers to give them this gift to get off on the right foot.&nbsp; Cleveland fans heard chanting &quot;We want Quinn&quot; by the end of the first quarter.&nbsp; <strong>Steelers 31 Browns 10</strong></p><p>Tennessee at Jacksonville</p><p>Jacksonville is very tough at home but Tennessee looks to be a team on the rise with Vince Young leading the way.&nbsp; Mild upset here as Tennessee pulls one out in the last minute, can anyone say &quot;Vince Young back to pass, he scrambles and runs 12 yards for the go ahead touchdown&quot;&nbsp; <strong>Titans 17 Jaguars 13</strong></p><p>Chicago at San Diego</p><p>This should be a good one if the Bears defense can just contain LT a little bit.&nbsp; Grossman has got to be better this year and the Bears should hang around in this one but San Diego is the better team today.&nbsp; <strong>Chargers 24 Bears 20</strong></p><p>Detroit at Oakland</p><p>Watch this one for one reason only, Calvin Johnson.&nbsp; Here is the deal, Oakland, while very good on defense is still woefully inept on offense.&nbsp; Jamarcus won&#39;t be ready yet and the OL is still a wreck.&nbsp; <strong>Lions 17 Raiders 10</strong></p><p>Tampa Bay at Seattle</p><p>Blowout of the week as Tampa Bay is a very bad football team.&nbsp; Seattle dominates from the opening snap; Hasselbeck, Branch and Alexander have huge days as the Seahawks win in a romp.&nbsp; <strong>Seahawks 41 Buccaneers 13</strong></p><p>New York Giants at Dallas</p><p>Hmmmm, Romo vs. Manning, Romo vs, Manning, Romo vs. Manning....wait, oh yeah right, it is Eli Manning!&nbsp; Not the other guy.&nbsp; <strong>Cowboys 28 Giants 13</strong></p><p>Arizona at San Francisco</p><p>Ok, Arizona seems to be everyone&#39;s surprise pick the last couple of years and they haven&#39;t produced.&nbsp; San Francisco is improved, great running game with Gore and Alex Smith should be solid.&nbsp; Leinart is a proven winner at the college level and showed promise last year.&nbsp; This could be one of the better opening day games.&nbsp; Though I am an Arizona fan, I&#39;ll take the 49&#39;ers at home.&nbsp; <strong>San Francisco</strong><strong> 20 Cardinals 14</strong></p><p>Baltimore at Cincinnati</p><p>This game should be fantastic with Baltimore coming in as division champs, Carson Palmer back at 100% looking to get back to 2005 form when the Bengals won the division and went to the playoffs.&nbsp; Can the Raven&#39;s defense contain the high powered Cincy offense?&nbsp; I can&#39;t wait to find out and will have to go with the home team in this one as the Bengal&#39;s defense gets 4 turnovers and adds a touchdown.&nbsp; <strong>Bengals 34 Ravens 20</strong></p><p><strong>Are you ready for some football?&nbsp; </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2007 20:20:36 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/42015 DavidSternBlows Throwdown &quot;PacMan&quot; Award Nominations 7/13 http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/39470 <p>Another nomination for the weekly PacMan Award given for excellence in posting a TD that:</p><p>1. Is so painfully obvious that to argue against it would be silly.</p><p>2. Is so riduculously stupid someone wouldn&#39;t even have to argue and the poster would lose.</p><p>3. Has been done so many times before that seeing it again makes me physically ill.</p><p>4. Has absolutely no place on a sports related site.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Enjoy.</p><p>http://www.fannation.com/throwdowns/show/38297</p><p><a href="/throwdowns/show/37896"></a></p> Fri, 13 Jul 2007 19:46:11 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/39470 DavidSternBlows Some Positive Sports News http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/23722 <p>I think everyone would agree that the media loves to sensationalize the problematic sports stories.&nbsp; Who hasn&#39;t had enough of this player arrested or this player being investigated, and I get it, these stories certainly appeal to the lurid side of a fan&#39;s interest.&nbsp; However, I wanted to take a minute to talk about some recent stories that made me feel good as simply a sports fan, so here goes.</p><p>Ken Griffey Jr.</p><p>Did anyone see the reception that this guy received when he returned to Seattle for the first time since he was traded away in 1999?&nbsp; Hats off to the Seattle fans for recognizing the amazing career that Griffey has had and for welcoming him back with ovations every time he came to bat.&nbsp; And Griffey didn&#39;t disappoint, hitting a couple of homers in the game yesterday, the last one a classic deep, high drive off a sign in the right field stands.&nbsp; Mariner&#39;s fans showed how classy fans can be towards a visiting player and as a side note Griffey passed Mark McGwire on the all time HR list.&nbsp; Nice to see a player who has done things the right way pass someone who represents the wrong way to succeed.&nbsp; </p><p>Oregon State Baseball</p><p>The Beavers&nbsp;became the first team in a decade to repeat as CWS champions.&nbsp; Not only did they win this thing, they absolutely dominated the competition even though they lost the majority of last year&#39;s national champion team.&nbsp; It was refreshing to watch these guys play hard every single minute of every game, for the love of the game.&nbsp; I&#39;d love to see this team as is play against say maybe the Texas Rangers, I bet they would give them all they could handle.</p><p>Giguere re-signs with Ducks</p><p>How about one for team loyalty?&nbsp; He signed a 4 year, $24 million dollar contract, sure a ton of money but he certainly could have made more in the free agent market.&nbsp; Nice to see a guy put his teammates before the almighty dollar for a change.&nbsp; </p><p>Matt Holliday</p><p>Ok, so I am finally on the bandwagon rooting like crazy for this kid.&nbsp; Leads the majors in hitting at around a .360 clip and this guy was a 7th round draft choice.&nbsp; Talk about a feel good story!&nbsp; Although he probably won&#39;t be voted in by the fans as an All Star because he is in Colorado, please make sure he is a coach&#39;s pick.&nbsp; It would be a travesty if he wasn&#39;t rewarded with the season that he is having so far this year.&nbsp; </p><p>Tiger Woods - Family Values</p><p>Congratulations to Tiger and his wife on the birth of their daughter and here is the part that I love as a parent.&nbsp; He withdrew from the Buick Open to spend time with the family!&nbsp; Now the last time I watched golf on television I seem to remember Tiger and Buick being pretty close on the commercial side of things.&nbsp; Good to see that Tiger&#39;s priorities are in the right place and that Buick didn&#39;t try to force him to appear in the tourney.</p><p>Happy Monday everyone, let&#39;s all place nice in the sand box this week.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:07:45 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/23722 DavidSternBlows Over/Under Fun http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/19913 <p>Hope everyone is doing well and this one is for all of you degenerate gamblers out there, like myself.&nbsp; Pick a side and leave a comment and please remember to gamble responsibly.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Days before Michael Vick is indicted for something.&nbsp;&nbsp; O/U - &nbsp;26</li><li>Days before the next Cincinnati Bengal is arrested.&nbsp;&nbsp; O/U -&nbsp; 10</li><li>Number of wins for those Bengals this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O/U -&nbsp; 9</li><li>Number of Super Bowls Peyton wins.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;O/U -&nbsp; 3</li><li>Number of Super Bowls Eli wins, ok just kidding!</li><li>Roger Clemens wins this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;O/U - 7</li><li>Number of games the Cavs win in this series&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O/U - 2</li><li>Number of games Culpepper starts this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O/U - 3</li><li>Number of games Yanks finish out of first place.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O/U - 5.5</li><li>Number of days until I am fired for spending way too much time on fannation while at work.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O/U - 15</li></ul><p>Adios, sports fans!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2007 22:21:36 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/19913 DavidSternBlows Clemens - What would make his return successful? http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/18878 <p>Let me start out that in this order, I am a baseball fan, a fan of pitching, and I am a Clemens fan.&nbsp; With Roger ready to make his first start on Saturday I was thinking about a few things.&nbsp; I had a chance to look at the record of Yankees starting pitchers so far this year and not surprisingly it is isn&#39;t stellar at 19-21 which tells me one of the reasons that Roger chose the Yankees, more on that later.&nbsp; Petite has put up solid numbers but only has 3 wins to show for it and the rookie Clippard has looked pretty good as well.&nbsp; After that the rotation is a disaster for a number of reasons.&nbsp; So here are my thoughts, one of the main reasons that Clemens chose the Yankees is that he only has to be decent in order to be better than what they have now!&nbsp;He&#39;ll probably get between 15 and 20 starts depending on his health and if he gets&nbsp; a decision in say 2/3 of those games and wins say 8 games or so he&#39;ll look like a god compared to the mess that is there now.&nbsp; I have always like the way Clemens has played the game, hard-nosed, doesn&#39;t back down and he knows how to pitch.&nbsp; I think he still has enough in the tank to win 10 games this year, even if he is a 6 inning guy now like everyone is saying.&nbsp; The cool thing for him is that the Yankees almost have to play better as a team the rest of the season making his role a bit easier.&nbsp; And it cracks me up when people get on him for just playing half a season for so much money and getting special treatment in his contract.&nbsp; The guy is a first ballot hall of famer, he deserves whatever a team will give him, probably more.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2007 22:29:51 GMT http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/18878 DavidSternBlows