Saturday, April 26, 2008

Please help find Dave

The crew is asking for your help in finding one of their long lost callers, Dave from New Castle. So please anyone with info please call the gang. Wayne might be one of the most talented people in the world, the chess and the singing. It keeps getting better and better.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Ultimate Homer

Few announcers bring the passion that Phil Thompson brings to Sky Sports. Thompson love affair runs deep with Liverpool and that shows most of the time. Thompson is a fixture on the Soccer Saturday on Sky with Jeff Stelling and Matt Le Tissier.
Here are some of the best Liverpool related Phil Thompson moments:

Liverpool shock loss to Barnsely in the FA Cup

Arsenal Liverpool Champions League Clash

Reaction to John Arne Riise own goal in first leg of Champions League Semi-Final

Phil Thompson ranks up there with Dick Vitale when it comes to homers. That is just a small sample of examples there are many more on the internet.

Turning over a new Leaf

It might not have been Hillary vs. Obama, but a decade ago the great debate center on two people that were totally different: Payton Manning or Ryan Leaf. Manning was the quarterback with the great pedigree, while Leaf was the hot shot did from out west with the big time arm.

While watching both during their last season season in college, one thing came to mind, Manning is no better Rick Mirer. The arm was not good enough, the foot speed was terrible and he was just a product of the Manning name, much like Mirer was a product of the Notre Dame name. At the time I thought Leaf was the next coming Dan Marino, big arm, great competitive fire, and could find a way to get out of anything. So before the draft I told everyone that Leaf was going to Canton one day, he had that Wow factor.The Colts with the first pick took Manning and with the second pick the Chargers took Leaf and at the time I thought the Chargers had the better of the deal.
Boy was I wrong, five years after that debate, Leaf was out of the league, while Manning was leading the Colts to all kinds of wins.

Everyone hates to admit when they are wrong but you know what Joe Wolf's Vertical Jump was wrong that April day in 1998.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's the Draft: Go Deep and Young

Mel Kiper is always looking for the next big draft prospect and he may have found it with this quarterback.

The new La Sulk

A few years ago the British press dubbed Nicolas Anelka, La Sulk, and to this day that name has stuck. But he may have a new challenger for his name in Dimitar Berbatov (above) of Spurs.

Not a day goes by that you do not see the enigmatic Bulgarian linked with another club, just like the Frenchman was during the first part of the decade. Last week alone the Tottenham number 9 was linked to AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid. You just get this feeling that Berba will never be happy at any club that he is it at just like Anelka (below) was during the first part of the decade.
If Berba was smart he would cut down on the complaining and make a commitment to the Ramos Revolution at White Hart Lane. Spurs are one of the few teams that have the money and fans to challenge the top four. Berba should just look at how long it took Anelka to find happiness before signing with a new club.

Monday, April 21, 2008

It's Brilliant

With the Champions League semi-finals less then a day away, here are the 50 best goals in the greatest club competition in the world.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Professional Tailgating: Spring Edition

College Football season can not come back fast enough. The Only Time Will Tell Tailgating Crew spent Saturday getting ready for the upcoming college football season with the Rutger's Annual Scarlet and White game.

Endy in the Outfield directs traffic in the parking lot
The crew talks about what the Rutgers offense is going to look like without Ray Rice
Clean up time for the crew is never fun
A record crowd attended the annual festival of fun
All of the fans could not wait to get their hands on their free shirts
The stadium projects looks like its starting to take shape