Saturday, February 02, 2008
Thank the guys at North Carolina State blog Section Six for this creation.
Dear Special One,
Consider this an open invitation Jose. Since September 20th you have been out of football, and those 4 months have been very long for Prem fans across the globe. Especially for the kop. After 23 games and only 10 wins, and zero wins since boxing day, it appears the Rafa Rotating Manager has basically rotated Liverpool out of the BPL title chances and maybe even out of the Champions League next year altogether (good chance Joe Wolf's vertical will see his AC Milan vs. Liverpool UEFA Cup final in Turkey next year). Of course Rafa will try to use the Champions League or the FA Cup to try and save his job. However, the season is more than just 13 Champions League games, or an FA Cup. Scousers want the Prem title which we have never seen since the BPL came about. This is where I offer, actually I beg you Jose, to come to Anfield and lead us to a BPL title.
Rafa and our American owners are making a mockery of LFC and once again seemed to have given up on the Prem this year. The only way to right the ship is with the manager who is fantastic. So Jose if your reading Only Time Will Tell today, please consider making the move to Liverpool. Your our only hope, of course you will realize that Ryan Babel is more than a Carling Cup player, that Harry Kewell is overrated, that Fernando Torres can play every day, and selling Sissoko to Juventus was a dumb move.
My guess is that after February 10th LFC will need a new manager after they play Chelsea, and that man is you, Jose Mourinho.
After all YOU ARE FANTASTIC.
Endy in the Outfield
Friday, February 01, 2008
EPL Manchester United v Portsmouth Ronaldo - Freekick
Cristiano Ronaldo's freekick against Porstmouth in the English Premier League, might be one of the best ever.
Every time you turn around a certain high school in
Over the course of the last couple of years, the school has been grooming their next great signal caller, junior Matt Barkley. Very few high school freshman step in at a top ranked program like Mater Dei as a quarterback, but that is exactly what he did. Barkley is the number one ranked junior in the land by Rivals.com. Just like Leinart, Barkley will be playing for Pete Carroll and USC.
Mater Dei has been one of the best football programs in the country for some. Mater Dei is one of two high schools in the nation with two Heisman-trophy winning alumni. Who knows in a couple of years there might be another star quarterback getting ready to lead Mater Dei.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
After a winter of watching his favorite teams destroy his life, Endy in the Outfield is back with his view on Johan Santana's trade to his beloved Mets.
By Endy in the Outfield
For once one of my teams doesn't let me down. Being a Mets, Eagles, and Liverpool fan usually means disappointment, so after hearing all week on Mike and the Angry Puppy, ESPN, and the New York Papers that the Mets were in the lead for Santana I figured not to get my hopes up.
After all we didn't have the prospects to match the Yanks and Sox, we didn't even have Jared Camp. All we had was 2 good OF prospects (Fernando Martinez, Carlos Gomez) and a couple decent pitching prospects (Mike Pelfrey, Phil Humber, Kevin Mulvey, Deolis Guerra). Of course I figured we'd part with our number 1 pitching and outfield prospects in Martinez and Humber if they had the chance to get Santana. So imagine the level of happiness I felt when I learned that not only did we get the 2 time cy young award winning lefty, but we only parted with Gomez, Humber, Mulvey, and Guerra. No Martinez and no Pelfrey in the deal meant we wouldn't have to rape our farm system to acquire Santana.
Obviously everything hinges on the Mets actually signing the Johan. Which shouldn't be a problem (hand over the keys to the vault Mr. Wilpon, give this man his 7 years). With a rotation of Johan Santana, Pedro Martinez, John Maine, Oliver Perez, and 60 year old El Duque, the Mets should be primed to win the NL East and shut up Jimmy Rollins. Now the only problem is, who do we call up when the inevitable happens when Alou misses a month, and Endy Chavez' balky hamstring flares up that he recently re injured again in winter ball?
Now I'm waiting patiently for the Eagles to acquire that play making receiver (Chad Johnson?), and Liverpool to acquire the man we know as The Special One (rotating Rafa Manager anyone?)
If not for the fact that NBA teams can not release injured players, Randolph would be out of the league. Check out those stats, .5 rebounds per game, yes that is it. Randolph has lacked that scoring touch averaging zero points a game.
Monday, January 28, 2008
With United and Arsenal being drawn together in the FA Cup fifth round, it's only proper to look back at Ryan Giggs great goal in the 1999 FA Cup semi-finals.Here are the other fifth round ties, to be played Feb 16 & 17:
- Bristol Rovers v Southampton
- Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Sheffield United v Middlesbrough
- Liverpool v Barnsley
- Manchester United v Arsenal
- Preston North End v Portsmouth
- Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion
- Chelsea v Huddersfield Town
- 2006: Florida, Georgia, LSU, and Auburn were all ranked in the top 10.
- 2007: Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, Georgia and Alabama were all ranked in the top 10.
One of the things that has made the conference so dominate over the last couple of years is their willingness to recruit other sections of the country. In the past the SEC used to stay in the South to recruit, but now that has all changed. Florida has gone to both Pennsylvania and New Jersey to get top players, while Georgia in the past has gotten both Knowshon Moreno and Kade Weston out of the Garden State.
As SEC teams continue to win BCS Bowl games and National Championships, the conference will continue to win the recruiting National Championship.