Saturday, January 05, 2008

Go Back to Canada, Doug

The last time I checked Doug Flutie was from the state of Massachusetts, but after watching the International Bowl, between Rutgers and Ball State, you would think that he was from the land of John Saunders and Jessie Palmer. Throughout the game, Flutie kept making comments about how great Canada is and how great it was to throw the football with gloves on, OK Doug we get it, you love it north of the boarder.
We all know that Doug spent a lot of time in Canada because he could not get a job in the NFL. But come on Doug, you are no closer to being Canadian then I am. So I hope that Doug just spends the rest of his life up there.

Friday, January 04, 2008

All Transfer Rumor 11

With the silly season well underway, it's time to name the Only Time Will Tell All Transfer Rumor 11.

Goaltender: Jens Lehmann, Arsenal: Probably heading back to Germany to keep him in the running for Euro 2008.

Right backs: Willy Sagnol, Bayern Munich: could be great insurance for a team like Manchester United.

Center backs: Vincent Kompany, Hamburg: Might cost a ton, considering Hamburg are in the German title race, but could be money well spent.

Center back: Olof Mellberg, Villa: Out of contract at the summer, might be time to head the Italy.

Left back: Alan Hutton, Rangers: could be finding his way to the EPL sooner rather then later.

Winger: Roysten Drenthe, Real: Was being chased by Chelski over the summer, but could he find is way to Eastland to join Sven’s revolution.

Central Midfielder: Luka Modric, Dinamo Zagreb: Any club in London is looking at the Croatian midfielder that helped doom England in Euro 2008 qualifying.

Central Midfielder: Deco, Barcelona: When Barca won the Champions, he was the heart and soul. Also won the Champions League with the Special One at Porto. Would add toughness and skill to any midfield.

Winger: Giles Barnes, Derby County: He might be the best asset the Rams have and probably will be heading to West Ham sooner rather then later.

Forward: Nicolas Anelka, Bolton: Should be heading for the Bridge. He continues to add to his transfer fee amount that has developed over the years.

Forward: Dimitar Berbatov, Spurs: At this point he just wants out.

Bench: Peter Crouch, forward, Liverpool

Afonso Alves, forward, Heerenveen
Joao Moutinho, midfielder, Sporting Lisbon
Tiago, midfielder, Juventus.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Lets Go Scholars

On Saturday, the best tournament in the world really gets going, The FA Cup and I will have eyes on one team, Chasetown FC.

Sure I will be following United and Villa, but this game will have most of my focus. These part timers will be hosting Cardiff City of the League Championship. So far the gang has had to play nine games to get this point.

So lets go Scholars, it would be great to see them drawn in the fourth round against a EPL team.

Dueling All Stars Game

Six years ago the thought of one high school football all star game seemed a little much, but this year there will be dueling high school football all star games. The first All Star Game to come along was the US Army All American Game in San Antonio, then this year ESPN decided to do their own in the Under Armour All American Game in Orlando.

The dueling all Star games also show the growth of high school football on the national level over the last couple of years. Any weekend during the high school season, you can find a variety of high schools games on different networks like Fox College Sports and ESPN U. Promoters have even gotten involved in creating national match ups like South Lake Carroll and Miami Northwestern, from earlier this year.

The one thing that continues to drive high school football on a national basis is that the high school seniors of today are the college superstars of tomorrow. In this Internet driven world people want to know, as ESPN would say, "Who is Next.'' So the days of the Big 33 Classic and other state vs. state all star showcases being the only show on TV are coming to an end quickly.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Going Bowling

It's a day for a couch, soda and a TV. Here are some of thoughts on the days bowl games.

  • Love SEC teams that dress in one color like Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl and Florida in the Outback Bowl.
  • A lot of people love the Outback Bowl, but I'm a bigger fan of the Cotton Bowl.
  • The new Arkansas coaching staff needs to fix the attitude in the program.
  • Two run and shoot teams playing on New Years Day, no one ever thought that would happen.
  • Seeing Coach Rod in a Michigan hat and shirt is going to take some getting used to.
  • I think a foot race between Florida's Percy Harvin and Mizzou Jermey Macklin would be something special.
  • Can ESPN Classic show the Florida/Michigan right now.
  • Michigan's Ron English might have written the book on how to beat the Gators, now he is looking for a job.
  • Can someone please give Mike Leach a big time job.
  • Could Illinois be the worst ever team in a BCS bowl, wait that might be the Hawaii.
  • USC and UGA would make a great game, thanks Rose Bowl for not allowing it.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Shoppings about to start

New Years Day means many things to many people.

In the United States it means college football games all day, in England it means soccer games all day and all over Europe it means the opening of the transfer market. Every year there are all kinds of crazy rumors of stars, like Ronaldo (pictured above), moving to other clubs and teams fighting to stay in the top division spend all types of money to fight against the drop. So as they say let the shopping begin.

So whether you are watching bowl games or wishing for a center forward, Only Time Will Tell wishes everyone a Happy New Year.