Friday, December 31, 2010

The Year that was for Only Time Will Tell

Its been a big year at the home offices of Only Time Will Tell from baseball games to football game to soccer matches, its been a year of tailgating and enjoying what the fabulous world of sports has to offer. During the past year the home office has grown with the birth of my wife and I's son, he will be starting as a contributor in the coming years. Here are some of my favorite sporting moments that I was able to experience live.
  • Dr No Roy Halladay's no-hitter against the Reds in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. It was the first baseball playoff game that I had every been to and boy did it work out well
  • Strasmas in Philly: As a Nats fan it might be the highlight of the baseball year, seeing Strasburg in person, little did I know that it would be the final time that he pitched all season and maybe next. 
  • Glory, Glory, Glory Man. United: Manchester United visited Philadelphia to take on the Union this year and of course we where there. It was great to see Berba in person and if all goes well I got to see the Premier League Champions before the season even kicked off.
  • Don't Tread on Me: There is nothing better then seeing your national soccer especially if its their last game before they head over to the World Cup. Singing the National Anthem that day is something that I will never forget.
  • MLS Here We Come: First trip to the new Red Bull Arena, simply amazing. A world class facility. 
  • Doctor is in the House:  First time seeing Roy Halladay pitch in person, as per most of the season, he was simply fantastic.
  • Rutgers Spring Game: It was the first game for the Little Guy. It could be the day that he falls in love with football.
  • The Legend of Chas Dodd Grows:  It was my first time at the New Meadowlands Stadium and boy was I not impressed.
  • Eli Learns how to slide again: First time seeing a Eagles/Giants game in person and we learned again that Eli still has no idea how to slide. 
It's been a busy year both in sports and in our lives for the Only Time Will Tell Family, so from the home office Happy New Years to all.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ok Enough is Enough

Nothing positive came out of the Eagles loss to the Vikings, but one thing became increasing clear when it comes to the Birds this season, the play of DeSean Jackson as a wide receiver. I know what people are thinking, what say a bad word about DJ, I know its hard but sometimes your best offensive players have to take the blame for what happens.

Against the Giants, Jackson made on of the most memorable plays in Eagles history with his punt return, but against the Vikings, Jackson's faults as a receiver came to light. For all of his talents Jackson is not a big time receiver, he is a big time play makers and there is a huge difference between the two. During the Vikings game, Jackson failed to get across the defensive backs several times almost leading to several interceptions. Another thing that became clearer during the game was when Mike Vick started to get flushed from the pocket Jackson never worked his way back to the Vick, like you are taught to do when your quarterback takes off. At one point during the game, Vick was talking to the Jackson and being really animated, I could only guess it was about the same issue.

Something is also becoming clear, when Vick needs to convert a big third down he looks for one man and its not DJ10, its Jeremy Maclin and the reason is simple. Maclin might be on the best route runners in the leagues and always gives Vick a good target to throw and the yardage that is needed.

Maybe over the next couple of years Maclin can teach DJ how to be come a big time receiver and not just a big time play maker.I know some people will never say anything bad about DJ, because of his play making ability, but the time has come for him to develop into the player that everyone thinks that he can be.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Professional Tailgating: Was that a regular season game

The Eagles fresh of their clinching of the NFC East title took on the Vikings in a Tuesday night game last night. It had the look and feel of a preseason game.

The cold makes you wear weird hats just ask former Eagle Ike Reese
 The cart cam was in front of us, not good
 The crew at the Linc did a great job in making sure all of the snow was gone, could you imagine if snow was around, Andy and the gang would have been ducking snow balls the whole night.
The introductions of the NFC East Champs  

An Epic Shootout

In honor of the World Junior Championships starting, I take you back to the 2007 shootout between the United States and Canada in the semifinals. Just a classic as Canada won on the way to the gold medal. The interesting thing about the shootout was that players that were involved. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

World Juniors Championship's in Newspapers

In Canada the start of the World Junior Championships is a big deal from Toronto to Calgary its a huge event no matter its location. Across the country, front pages were dedicated to the event. Here are some: 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

It must have happened there is a shirt for it

It's Official

A year that started with a lot of question has given the Eagles a NFC East Division title, I hope this is the first of more championships to come our way.

Something is missing

This time of the year can only mean two things college bowl games and the World Junior Championships. Last year the World Junior Champions were fantastic with Team USA winning the gold medal on Canadian soil. While the event continues to be great, its lacking something.

When the NHL decided to go with a salary cap a bunch of years ago it had a huge impact on the World Junior Championships. Now when an under 20-year player can play at a NHL level, they are put on a NHL roster because they have a low entry level salary that works with the cap. In the past no matter the skill level, playing the WJC was part of a players development. Its like two different views of player development.

Just look at the rosters of the United States and Canada. In the past players like Tyler Seguin of Canada and Cam Fowler of the United States would be playing in tournament but now they are playing minor minutes in the NHL. While the quality of the players has dropped a bit, the passion and love of the tournament has not.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rutgers biggest recruit

Signing Day maybe at least two months away but Rutgers may have already gotten its biggest recruit. No its not a tight end or a QB or even a five star running back from St. Peters Prep but
rather a coach. Over the weekend Rutgers hired Jeff Hafley to its staff in a roll that has yet to be determined, I know what people are thinking wow big deal another assistant. Hafley is more then an assistant. During the last couple of years at Pitt, Hafley has been the one that keeps coming into New Jersey and getting kids to play at Pittsburgh.

Hafley, who has built a reputation as a relentless recruiter in North Jersey, does not have a defined role yet on the staff. He was an assistant for the Panthers the past five years, serving as secondary coach the past three.

"He's the biggest recruit of the off-season for Rutgers," John Otterstedt of told Star Ledger. "He is responsible for most of the New Jersey guys going to Pittsburgh the past few years. In North Jersey he's unstoppable as a recruiter,"

It might no show in this class, but in the future it will. Over the course of the last couple of years, some of the top players in the state have gotten away, here is hoping that Hafley changes all of that and more of the Garden State top players come and play at the State University of New Jersey.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

DJ In Tecmo Bowl

If DJ played in the Tecmo Bowl era, would he have been as good as Bo Jackson was in the game.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's bad for Mc5

Wow things can not get much worst for Mr. McNabb. His old team is flying high under a QB that he helped bring in. Then earlier this week he lost his starting job with the Redskins to Rex Grossman, yes Rex Grossman. Now this the Redskins team store now selling McNabb jerseys for $39.95. Normal price is $80. I don't think that Donovan should out side in a lightening storm with his luck right now he might get struck.
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

So I guess its official

The Washington Nationals shop is selling Jayson Werth shirts, so I guess it was not a nightmare for nats fans, like my self, but rather the truth. This is going to be bad.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

OTWT Bowl Season Predictions

Its the most wonderful time of the year, Bowl Season. While there are some bad match ups there are other that are very interesting. Here are the OTWT Bowl Season predictions
  • Dec. 18 2:00 pm New Mexico Bowl: BYU vs. UTEP: BYU
  • Dec. 18 5:30 pm uDrove Humanitarian Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State: Fresno State 
  • Dec. 18 9:00 pm R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs. Ohio: Ohio 
  • Dec. 21 8:00 pm Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl: Louisville vs. Southern Miss: Louisville
  • Dec. 22 8:00 pm MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Utah vs. Boise State: Boise State  
  • Dec. 23 8:00 pm San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: San Diego State vs. Navy: Navy
  • Dec. 24 8:00 pm Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Tulsa vs. Hawaii: Tulsa  
  • Dec. 26 8:30 pm Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Toledo vs. Florida International: FIU 
  • Dec. 27 5:00 pm AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Air Force: Georgia Tech
  • Dec. 28 6:30 pm Champs Sports Bowl: North Carolina State vs. West Virginia: West Virginia
  • Dec. 28 10:00 pm Insight Bowl: Iowa vs. Missouri: Mizzou 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snoods on the Run

photo from the Daily Mail
Winter has hit the Premier League, from the yellow ball to gloves to Under Armour to snoods. Snoods? Snoods are all the rage this year and they look terrible. The term Snoods applies to a tubular neck protector or warmer, often worn by skiers or motorcyclists. The garment may be worn either pulled down around the neck like a scarf, or pulled up over the hair and lower face, like a hood.

This season, a number of high profile international players were seen to be wearing tubular neck scarves referred to as snoods, and subsequently there was a rise in popularity in the wider population as people emulated their idols. This apparent new fashion was much derided by commentators, prompting one journalist to state that 'Snoods are the new gloves' in professional football, according to wikipedia.

Around England, many old school managers like Blackpool's Ian Holloway have shot back at the fashion trend.

While stars on Manchester City and Arsenal have been sporting the neck wear, Manchester United old school Scot Sir Alex has taken a hard line view on the terrible fashion. Sir Alex has told players that they are not allowed to wear them. Rio Ferdinand tweeted recently: "A lot of hostility from other teams' fans... I don't care if your players do or don't wear snoods. I just said WE won't be, so pipe down!''

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger said he allows his players to wear the much talked about neck wear for medical reasons. "I get advice from the medical team,” said the manager told “We had some players with neck problems before the Aston Villa game, Nasri and Chamakh. That’s why we decided to let them wear them because they had some medical issues.” It really does not surprise me that he would support the practice, he has always been like that.

I'm all for people trying to stay warm while playing gloves, Under Armour that is fine, but come on these thing look terrible and makes me question their fashion. So come on tough it out, and leave the snoods for your night life.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Twitter got me

I was checking twitter before going out to dinner last night and saw that several respected blogs were reporting that Royals pitcher Zack Greinke was traded to the Phillies. The news was shocking. The reported stated that Ross Glode, Domonic Brown, and pitcher Antonio Bastardo were heading to Kansas City.

After hearing the news, I got on the phone and called or texted several other baseball fans about the issue and none of them had heard anything about it, which was weird because both friends have a good idea of what is going on. After a couple of minutes, I checked twitter again and people started posting it was all a hoax and the Phillies were not involved in anything involving the Royals.

People talk about twitter being the future of journalism but sometimes even the future of something can get a person in trouble. While twitter is great it will cause some issues and this situation shows it.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Special 1TV: WikiLeaks Edition

Special 1TV looks into FIFA awarding of world cup bids and making a shocking discovery.

The Coaching Wheel is about to get out of control

The Bowl Season is only a couple of days from starting and the coaching carousel is getting ready to really spin out of control. With openings at two of the biggest jobs in Florida, at Miami and Florida; Pittsburgh, and a possible opening at Michigan this could be one of the busiest carousel in sometime.

Miami has talked to Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and if both parties agree that it could work out that would open up the Nebraska. The Husker job might be more attractive because they will be members of the Big Ten Conference next season.

The Florida job is one of the most high profile jobs in the country and could trigger a bunch of other openings. What happens if the Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops takes the job, the Oklahoma job would open up, which would set off another round of craziness.

In addition to all of the other high profile jobs out that there, one under rated job is available, the heading coaching positions at Pitt. While its not that greatest job in all of the world, its a job that a coach can really win at. Pitt offers a big recruiting base in its own city as well as the chance to go into New Jersey and get kids.

Once one of these jobs gets filled then the fun it going to start. I have this feeling that this years coaching carousel might be more interesting then the bowl season.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Going Ole School

Came across this hat and boy is it epic. An Eagles Super Bowl XV hat. The hat is cool but shows how far we have come with hats and the Super Bowl.
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

NFL Nike Pro Combat?

I know these photos were fake, but some of their creations are not the bad. One I'm not a fan of was the Eagles new jersey looking strangely like the Oregon Duck's creations.

Monday, December 06, 2010

BCS Title Game In Newspapers

The computers and the polls have spoken and Auburn and Oregon are set to meet in the BCS Title game in Jan. 10. Here are the front pages of a home town Auburn paper and a home town Oregon paper.

This sums up everything

The Philly Daily News sums up my feelings, as a Nats fan, on the mega million dollar signing of Jayson Werth.
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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Never Saw This Coming

At about 2:30 this afternoon, I was thinking that I was going to write about Peyton Hillis and his quest to become the first white running back since the Patriots Craig James to break the 1,000 yard mark, but after a quick check of twitter that all changed.

Jayson Werth signed with the Washington Nationals, the twitter post said. I could not believe it Werth signing with my Washington Nationals. Its hard to believe still. I for one still don't get it. The Nationals gave Werth seven years and $126 million. Those a franchise player type numbers, but here is my question, is Werth a franchise player. I tend to say no. With the Phillies, Werth was surrounded with star players from Howard to Utley to Rollins. So the offensive expectations where not as high as other members of the lineup. Werth has never been a 100 RBI player, the closest he came was in 2009 when he had 99. Now with the Nationals he is going to be counted on to provide power to a very limited offense. One of the few positives of this deals is that the Nats can keep their first round draft pick, traditionally teams are given a the first round pick of the team that signs a player. Since the Nats is a top 10 its protected.

While I'm happy the Nationals have spent some money  in free agency, I wish that they would have have taken that money and spent it in other areas. One thing that I would have loved to seen the National do was resign Adam Dunn and try to get AJ Burnett from the Yankees. That would have improved the team and also cost about the same. Sometime make a big splash is not the way to improve your team and with the Nationals that might be the case.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Under Armour's Big Day

For the last couple of years Nike and Adidas have been the kings of college football apparel, but on Saturday afternoon another company will have their coming out party before a national TV audience. South Carolina will meet Auburn in the SEC Title Game, with the winner moving on to a BCS Bowl game, but the game means a little more to Under Armour.

Both South Carolina and Auburn jumped on the Under Armour bandwagon a couple of years ago and it appears to be paying off.  For the last couple of years, Under Armour has been making waves in the college football apparel industry but Saturday marks the first time that two Under Armour wearing teams will be meeting on this type of national stage. 

In 2009, Under Armour notched its first really big win when Utah beat Nike wearing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The brand could continue to grow if Auburn won and gave Under Armour their first BCS National Title Game appearance. 

This type of exposure will do nothing but sell a ton of jersey and other for both schools and Under Armour. The game should be a money making experience for all involved.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The future is now for some

During the course of the long holiday weekend I have been able to watch a couple of different soccer games and came away impressed by a pair of young midfielders.

On Wednesday, I watched United play Rangers in the Champions League and came away very impressed with Rangers six foot two inch 19 year old midfielder Kyle Hutton. Despite being the youngest player on the field, he played with a calmness that is shown only by older players. The Scottish midfielder is going to continue to grow and has the potential to be one of the best midfielders around.

Then on Saturday, I watched the Arsenal Aston Villa game and loved what I saw from Ciaran Clark (picture above) and also came away impressed. During the game Clark scored Villa only two goals in the 4-2 loss. Clark, who stands six foot two inches tall, is a commanding presence in the middle of the field to go along with the smallish Barry Bannan. The duo is going to team up for the next couple of years to give Villains face something to cheer about. Clark has played at various levels for England but has recently committed to play for Ireland at senior level. Clark has all of the tools to be a great box to box midfielder in the Premier League.

Both Clark and Hutton are tall figures and show that playing midfield is no longer a small man's game.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Really ABC

So there is a game between two Top 15 teams and a match up between two unranked teams, guess which game I got on ABC. So instead of Oklahoma State Oklahoma game I have USC Notre Dame, but no problem. Thank god for XBox live, I'm able to watch the Cowboys and Sooners on ESPN3. It has saved the night.
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Time For a Change

So the home slate of games is now over and all that Rutgers has left is a visit to Morgantown in what has been a surprising dissappointing season. Now its time to look at a head and think of ways to improve this struggling offense. For the most part the defense has not been a problem, except for the last two game. The defense has kept the team in most of the games this year. But one thing is clear changes need to made on the offense and those changes might also include a total change in the offensive philopshy of the offense.

For starters the co-offensive coordinator tandem of Kirk Ciarrocca and Kyle Flood need to be let go and overall the only person that I would keep would be recievers coach PJ Fleck. Fleck is a young coach and has done a good job with Harrison, Sanu and Deering. Instead of being a team that prides itself on running the football and playing defense, its time for head coach Greg Schiano to turn over a new leaf and make drastic changes to the offense.

With the skill position that this team has Schiano should look to move away from the running game and to a more uptempo passing game, maybe someone from that Mike Leech coaching. While coaches like Texas Tech offensive Coordinator Neil Harris are not going to look at the job, Schiano should look at someone similar to that, a young energetic coach with personality.

One guy who caught my eye was Bowling Green offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Warren Ruggerio.In 2009, Falcon offense he led a unit that ranked first in the MAC and sixth nationally in passing yards per game (316.2). Standout quarterback Tyler Sheehan finished the year completing 373 of 575 passes for 4,051 yards and 27 touchdowns, all career-bests under the guidance of Ruggiero. In fact, his 4,051 passing yards were only the second time in BGSU's 90-year history that a Falcon quarterback had surpassed the 4,000 yard plateau. In addition to working at Bowling Green, Ruggerio also helped tutor Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman while he was at Kansas State. This year has not been the best for Bowling Green but that is not been because of Ruggerio but rather rather a lack of talent. While Ruggerio might not be the sexist pick for the job, he might be a good higher and be will to listen to a BCS school that needs an offensive coordinator.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Turkey Day to all from Only Time Will Tell and don't forget to enjoy the football.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A View from the North on the Iron Bowl

I consider myself to be very knowledgeable and passionate about college football, but in my wildest dreams I have never experience the passion of the game like I have this week. During the last week, I have been listening to the Paul Finebaum Radio Network for my college football talk on the way home from work and boy has it opened it my eyes to the hate in the Auburn/Alabama rivalry. For the last couple of days, the radio has been fantastic with the lunatics on both sides of the game yelling at each other.

Having a show like Finebaum's, which is based in Alabama, allows people like me to see the other side of college football and the passion that two very loyal fan basis have. The passion is fantastic, as a Rutgers season ticket holder, I wish that the Knights would have another group to fight like this. This game defines the state of Alabama and its residents. When you are born in that state you are born on a side of the rivalry. During this week on the program, people have been talking about classic Iron Bowl games, and making fun of the others teams boosters, ex-coaches, and former ADs.

The passion for the game is spelled out by former Auburn David Housel speech a bunch of years back, which I heard on Tuesday's Finebaum show.

With no pro sports in the state, this is the only thing they have and I would like to thank XM for allowing people who live in the northeast to see what the rivalry is like through Finebaum's show.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Eagles take field against the Gmen

The Smoke builds and Mike Vick comes out. Never thought that this fan base would love the former Virginia Tech star like they do now.

Professional Tailgating: Eli learns how to slide again

So with no Rutgers home game on the schedule, OTWT headed to the Eagles and Giants. At the game that we learned that Eli Manning still has no idea how to slide.

Gotta love a TV that is as big as my house
 Ray Diddy, every ones hero
 Vaughn tries to show of his Super Bowl ring
 There are a bunch of weird people walking around the Linc
 Giant fans had their head down after Eli decided to slide like Ryan Howard

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Son of a Preacher man

Cam Newton is the "Son of a Preacher Man" and this song spells it out. Saw this on and truly thought it was well done.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Perfect use for an old ambulance

If you had an old ambulance what would you do with it, its something that I have always thought of. This guy who lives in my neighborhood decided to split his love for Philly sports team on his.
One side of the old ambulance is done up to support the Eagles, while the other side is done up to support the Phillies. Not a bad look for an old ambulance
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Now this sums up the Birds performance last night

The Philly Daily News sums up the Eagles beat down of the Redskins perfectly.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Professional Tailgating: Time to get home

Its been more then a month since the Rutgers football team has been home and on Saturday they returned home. A lot has happen since they have been gone. Despite the loss Rutgers continued to fight on. Here are the sites and sounds from the game.

An Edison Police Car holds up traffic around the RAC, so he can tailgate
 The Student section at Rutgers Stadium honored Eric LeGrand
The Scarlet Knight Marching Band honors Eric LeGrand

Thursday, November 11, 2010

This is never good

Things are so bad on the Thursday Night Football broadcast on NFL Network that some people are wishing for some really weird things.
That's on point on Twitter breaks it down "Lemme tell you something ... when I hear Joe Theisman's voice it makes me miss Paul Maguire even more than usual."
The only problem is that Paul Maguire is doing UFL so he may not be available to save the day.
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Why it stinks to be a Bills Fan

The Buffalo Bills are win less and there appears to be no end in site for it but that is not the reason it stinks to be a Bills fan.
My brother, a life long Bills fan, was cleaning out his closet and found that most of players he has jerseys for are no long with the team. Its never good to when ever year you are getting rid of your best players and being win less shows that.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Passion of the South

I was driving home from work today listening to the Paul Finebaum Show on XM Satellite Radio and they were talking about the on going saga involving Cam Newton and his recruitment to Auburn. After a couple of minutes one thing became clear passion for a team can quickly turn out of control.

Today all of the hate appeared to be directed at ESPN Joe Schad who reported that Newton and his father talked about a pay to play scenario during his recruitment. One caller said that he wanted to get a group of friends together and go ""Schad hunting'' and when they found him they were going to break his jaw.

Schad is not the only ESPN reporter feeling the heat from Auburn fans, it has gotten so bad for Mark Schlabach that he has had to get security at his home, Finebaum said during his show today. Schlabach was also heckled by Auburn fans when he was trying to do a live report from the Plains last weekend. People said that he was a "disgrace to journalism."

Ok, I know a fan never wants to see his or her school get in trouble, but this is getting out of hand. Schad and Schlabach are just doing their job. Its not their fault that something illegal may have happened during Newton recruiting. Reporters being threatened on the radio and having to get security shows how nuts people can get about sports. For years we talked about how terrible European soccer fans where, this just shows that some SEC fans are just as bad.

Monday, November 08, 2010

William Paterson might need a QB

Approximately four years ago Don Bosco QB Matt Simms was the talk of the New Jersey high school football, fast forward to today and he might be a player without a program.

Simms started his career at Louisville after being a sought after recruit. But that relationship did not last long. In Aug. 2008, U of L suspended the redshirt freshman quarterback for four games for an undisclosed violation of team. After the incident and not being named starting QB, Simms left the program and head out west to El Camino Junior College in California.

After having a great year in JC, Simms signed with then University of Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffan. Reports out of the great state of Tennessee, stated that Simms was chosen over fellow JC QB Cam Newton, that turned out well. During this season Simms has not been that good and has now lost his job to true freshman Tyler Bray. Simms did not take too kindly to being replaced during the South Carolina game a couple of weeks ago: "I had no idea that I was going to get taken out of the game for that. I was playing really well. Extremely well. Probably the best game I've played all year. It's rough but hey, they made a decision and they stuck with it," according to USA Today. Bray ended up starting last week against Memphis and appears to be headed for a long run as the UT starting qb.

So after all that hype at Bosco, Simms looks like a player without a starting job. As a alumni of William Paterson University, I think that Simms would look good in the orange and black.There are many positives to him heading there, he will not have to sit out next year because its a Division III program and its really close to his home town as Rampo. Hey nothing else has worked out for Simms, so why not head back toward home.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

TNT will never let Trailblazer fans forget

So the Thunder hooked up with the Trailblazers on Thursday night and that can mean only one thing Durant vs Oden, the top two picks from the 2007 NBA Draft. Oden was the top pick, while Durant was the second. So far their careers have been totally different. Durant has become the face of the young NBA, while Oden career has been hit by knee injuries.

During the game, I hit the info button to see what it said and boy did it rub it in Blazers fans face. Durant has played 200 something games while Oden has yet to hit a 100. Its not like Blazer fans don't know the difference between the two players but to make it the info graph is just not right.
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Friday, November 05, 2010

Newton offered money = Front Page Story

College football is a big news in the South and yesterdays report that Auburn QB Cam Newton was offered money to attended Mississippi State, sent both Mississippi and Alabama into meltdown. Newton decided in the end to attend Auburn and has spearheaded them to an undefeated start. Here is how newspapers in Mississippi and Alabama covered the fun. 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

We stole Nate Allen

So maybe this whole McNabb trade was really the best thing for the Eagles. Little did we know that he was the weakest of the three qbs we had on the roster last season. Today it showed, as Mc5 was pulled toward the end of the Redskins Lions game with Rex Grossman, yes Rex Grossman, replacing him.

In the deal the Eagles got a second round pick they used on safety Nate Allen. So far that is starting to look like a steal. Maybe the skins gave up way to much for Mc5, instead of second rounder it should have more like a six or fifth rounder. Oh second guessing is a ton of fun and oh so true.
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Happy Halloween from OTWT

In honor of the Eagle bye week and Halloween, we wish everyone a fun day. This pumpkin was sent to me from by my brother. Happy Halloween to all.
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Friday, October 29, 2010

The Great UGA Lindsey Scott call in video game form

In honor of this weekends, "Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party'' or Georgia vs. Florida in Jacksonville. I give you the great Lindsey Scott call from Larry Munson in video game form.

I got the chance to meet Mr. Munson about 10 years ago, when my wife and I went down to visit our friend at UGA and Mr. Munson was signing poster and he was a very pleasant southern man and a joy to meet. Rivals Radio's Bill King called him the best radio play by play guy that lived and I could not agree more.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Maybe he is not that bad

In early September, OTWT wrote about Manchester United signing of Portuguese forward Bebe and how everyone needed to calm down about trashing the kid.

Bebe made Bébé made his debut for Manchester United as he replaced Park Ji Sung in the 74th minute of a 5–2 away victory over Scunthorpe in the League Cup. On 2 October 2010, he made his EPL debut, replacing Anderson in the 80th minute in their 0–0 draw against Sunderland. His first start came against Wolves in the Fourth Round of the League Cup on 26 October where he scored his first goal in the process, netting United's first of a 3–2 home win.
The Daily Mail praised Bebe performance during his first career start against Wolves on Tuesday night:

""Perhaps the only player in the United dressing room who may have felt a shred of envy when Hernandez followed up his two goals at Stoke with the winner here was the Portuguese starlet Bebe.
"Starting his first game at Old Trafford since his £7.4million summer move from Guimaraes, Bebe crowned a performance of promise with a goal in the 56th minute. By full-time it had all but been forgotten.
"He doesn’t have the same advantage as Hernandez as he doesn’t speak the language,’ added Ferguson. "But he is having his lessons twice a week and he will be fine. I was pleased with him.,'' according to the Daily Mail. 

For his performance, Bebe graded out at an 8 of 10 rating and was named Man of the Match. I know its just Wolves in the Carling Cup, but you have to start somewhere and a performance like that is enough to show everyone the talent that the kids has and why he is a player to watch in the future.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010