Saturday, April 25, 2009

Squeaky Bum Time

The season is coming to an end and its squeaky bumb time.

Friday, April 24, 2009

OTWT: NFL Mock Draft

Hey its that time of the year again, where everyone is doing a mock draft and OTWT is no different. So direct from the OTWT Scouting Department here is our mock draft:

1. Detroit: Matt Stafford, QB, Uga.
2. St. Louis: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
3. Kansas City: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
4. Seattle: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
5. Cleveland:BJ Raji, DT, Boston College
6. Cincinnati: Eugene Monroe, OT, UVa
7. Oakland: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
8. Jacksonville: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Mizzou
9. Green Bay: Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
10. San Francisco: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
11. Buffalo: Michael Ohler, OT, Mississippi
12. Denver: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU
13. Washington: Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State
14. New Orleans: Darius Butler, CB, UConn
15. Houston: Rey Maualuga, LB, USC
16. San Diego: Chris Wells, RB, OSU
17. New York Jets: Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State
18. Denver (from Chicago): Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee
19. Tampa Bay: Brian Cushing, LB, USC
20. Detroit (from Dallas): Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Okie State
21. Philadelphia: Knwoshon Moreno,RB, UGA
22. Minnesota: Clay Matthews, LB, USC
23. New England: Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
24. Atlanta: Malcolm Jenkins, CB,OSU
25. Miami: Darruis Heyward-Bay, WR, Maryland
26. Baltimore: Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech
27. Indianapolis: Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina
28. Buffalo: (from Philadelphia and Carolina): Everette Brown, DE, Florida State
29. New York Giants: Will Beatty, OT, UConn
30. Tennessee: Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers
31. Arizona: LeSean McCoy, RB, Pitt
32. Pittsburgh: Larry English, DE, Northern Illinois

Will be back Sunday with a small wrap up of the draft proceedings.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

All Hail the Ginger Ninja

Sure he is not the same player that he used to be but Paul Scholes has always been class. Last night he played in his 600th game for United. So from one devil to another thank you Paul. Scholes might be the best English player over the last 15 years and he did it all with class, never looking for attention. So again Thanks.

He scores goals, galore,
He scores goals!
He scores goals, galore,
He scores goals!
He scores goals, galore,
He scores goals!
Paul Scholes - he scores goals...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Alex the Great

Sometimes ESPN hits a home run and that is exactly what they did with the E:60 feature on Alex Ovechkin. The feature really showed what type of character Ovie really is. Rachel Nichols does an outstanding job on the feature. Truly a must watch.

Toronto loves their Bills, wait no they don't

On my recent trip to Toronto one thing became clear, nobody cares about the Buffalo Bills playing games at the Rogers Center. The only time we saw anything was when we were walking around the Roger Centers.

Logo on the wall of the Rogers Center, the excitement of seeing it was something to behold
The official Bill Toronto Series Team Store, it was more like a storage closet
The only thing in all of the bars that we were in that featured JP Losman's Potential beloved Buffalo Bills.
So to say that Toronto has Buffalo Bills fever would be not be telling the truth. They care more about World Junior Hockey stars. Look out Toronto, the Bills and Jets are coming late this year.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Little Slice of History

For the last couple of years hockey has been on the back burner, but this year after the great World Junior Championships, my love for hockey was back. During our recent trip Toronto, Wifey and I found sometime to take a walk down to the Hockey Hall of Fame and in the end it was well worth it.

The original Stanley Cup
The current Stanley Cup, you can even walk up and touch it
Patrick Roy Canadians sweater as part of the 100th anniversary of the Habs exhibit.
Robinson, LaFluer, Savard do you really need to say anymore.
Super Mario, Simply the Best. You guys have the Great One, I'll take Super Mario any day of the week.
The next Syd the Kid, John Tavares. His All Star Jersey
The Memorial Cup exhibit, Junior Hockey's version of the Final Four.
World Hockey Championship's Exhibit
There are great exhibits all of the hall, but standing next to the Stanley Cup is something that I will never forget. Here are more photos of my trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Remembering Joe and Mitch

1993 is more then 15 years ago, but at the Rogers Center in Toronto it seems like just yesterday that Joe Carter took Mitch Williams deep into the night to win the World Series. Last week during my trip to Toronto I took a walk around the Blue Jays Shop at the Rogers Center and the moment is still all over the place.

A pillar at the shop features newspapers from that day
An action figure of the moment that Carter made Phillies fans cry. I thought about getting one for my friends over at Sox and Phils, but thought better of it.
Its one of the iconic World Series moments and in Toronto and Philly they are never going to forget it for very different reasons.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Dream Dies

At some point Sir Alex was going to have to make a decision on what was going to be more important defending the League and Champions League title or trying to add the FA Cup to the cabinet.

Today we found that answer out as Fergie did what he had to do and picked a youth side to face Everton in the FA Cup semifinal, which they loss on penalties.

Rooney, Ronnie, and Carrick were all left at home after getting the job done earlier in the week at Porto. Fergie had to rest them at some point and he was not going to do it in a league game with Liverpool breathing down their necks. So this was the perfect chance. Now the stars will have a full week off before playing Portsmouth on Wednesday.

I know the English press is going to kill him for playing the kids but he had to and its not like the kids were poor at times the kids gave the Everton first team all they can handle. So while the dream of winning everything is over , if they retain the two biggest trophies in the sport, his move to play the kids will be hailed as the right one.

Professional Tailgating: Spring Game Time

A college football spring game is the perfect time to fire up the grill and welcome back tailgating. So on Saturday the Only Time Will Tell Tailgating Crew made the trip up to the State University of the New Jersey for their annual Scarlet and White game.

The newest in Rutgers footwear
People were arriving early for the annual right of spring
It's hard to get any look at the team before the gameConstruction crews are going to work to complete the new sections of stands before the start of the season.
Rutgers corner Brandon Jones picks a D.C. Jefferson pass off during the game