Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hoops March Madness 2018

I made my first draft of my picks for my NCAA pool.

Now just checking a few things out.



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fantasy Draft Prep 2017

This much we know. The Dallas RB Elliot is on the suspended list. The Steelers RB Bell is in a holdout, and not expected back until September. Another thing is that teams go with RB by committee nowadays. It used to be that picking a RB in the first round was a no brainer. What I am gonna do is break the RB crops into the premier list, and those worthy in  second or third round, and then those who you can wait on.
Tier 1
Johnson AZ 31
Bell 22
Freeman ATL  22
Gordon Charger 21
Tier 2
Howard VHI 19
Jay Ajai   19
Crowell Cle 18
Elliot DAL 17
Hyde SF 15
Miller 15
Gurley 15
McCaffrey 15

Tier 3
Murray TEN 14
Latavius Murray 15
Fournette 14
Tevin Coleman 13
Adrian Peterson 13
Rex Burkhead NE 12
CJ ANderson 12
Blount 12
Woodhead 12
Forte 12
Duke Johnsson 12
Marshawyn Lynch 12
Doug Martin 11
Marlon Mack IND 11
Dalvin Cook 10
Mike Gisilee 10
Tier 4
DeAndre Washington Oak 9
Mark Ingram 9
Jamal Williams GB 9
Derek Henry 9
Rob Kelley 8
Eddie Lacy 8
Darren Sproles 7
Terrence West 7
Thomas Rawls 7
Kareem Hunt KC 7
Jaquizz Rogers 7
Jamal Charles 7
Jonathan Stewart 7
Frank Gore 7
Joe Mixon 7
ALfared Morris
Dion Lewis


Julian Edelman, Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, Danny Amendola, Andrew Hawkins, Matthew Slater, Devin Street, Devin Lucien

Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin, Adam Humphries, Josh Huff, Freddie Martino, Donteea Dye, Bernard Reedy, Derel Walker

Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, Seth Roberts, Cordarrelle Patterson, Johnny Holton, Jaydon Mickens, K.J. Brent, Ishmael Zamora, Keon Hatcher

Receivers: Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, Roger Lewis, Tavarres King, Dwayne Harris, Kevin Norwood, Travis Rudolph, Darius Powe

Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel, Justin Hardy, Devin Fuller, Anthony Dable, Nick Williams, Andre Roberts

 Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis, Trevor Davis, DeAngelo Yancey, Max McCaffrey, Malachi Dupre

Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Dontrelle Inman, Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin, Geremy Davis, Isaiah Burse, Da’Ron Brown, Jamaal Jones, Javontee Herndon

Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, Leonte Carroo, Jakeem Grant, Rashawn Scott, Isaiah Ford

Antonio Brown, Eli Rogers, Cobi Hamilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Sammie Coates, Demarcus Ayers, Marcus Tucker, Justin Hunter, Martavis Bryant

 Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, Ryan Switzer, Brice Butler, Andy Jones, Lucky Whitehead, Uzoma Nwachukwu, Quincy McDuffie, Noah Brown

Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Arrelious Benn

 A.J. Green

 Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders

 Jeremy Maclin, Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley

 Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Jordan Matthews, Dorial Green-Beckham

Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen,

DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Braxton Miller,

Sammy Watkins, Zay Jones, Corey Brown,

T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief,

Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown

Terrelle Pryor

Corey Coleman, Kenny Britt,

 Mike Wallace

Saturday, July 23, 2016

L.A. we love it

Tue., August 16 Chase Field - opponent N.Y. Mets  @ 640pm
Promotions: Get $1 Hot Dogs at any Doubleheaders location around the ballpark

Wed., August 17 Angel Stadium of Anaheim  - opponent Seattle Mariners @ 7:05PM
Eco Bag Night

Thu., August 18  New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants @ AT&T Park @ 7:15PM

 Fri., August 19 Boise Hawks vs Eugene Emeralds (A) @ PK Park (Oregon) @ 7:05PM

Sat., August 20 Milwaukee Brewers vs Seattle Mariners @ Safeco Field @ 6:10PM

Sun., August 21 Milwaukee Brewers vs Seattle Mariners @ Safeco Field @ 1:10PM

Mon., August 22 Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics @ Oak Coliseum @ 7:05PM

Tue., August 23 San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers @ Dodger Stadium @ 7:10 PM

Wed., August 24 Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres @ Petco Park @12:40PM

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Superbowl Fifty (50)

I was here in North Carolina when Charlotte was awarded a franchise known as the Panthers. What a feeling to go out and get your first Carolina NFL sweat shirt after years of being subjected to the Washington Redskins as the home team.

Back then, you could sign up to get the rights for what amounted to over 2,000 dollars per seat for a PSL (seat license). Being a big sports fan I considered the idea, but the price was outside of my comfort level.

The early days of Panthers football was lead on the field by head coach was Dom Capers.  He made the expansion franchise look pretty good for the first year. Kerry Collins from Penn State was the Panthers first franchise QB.

With any expansion franchise it comes down to the players and the team that come after the early years.  Well, they did put a team together well enough that under head coach John Fox they made a run at the Superbowl trophy. But, they came up short in the championship game.

Fast forward to 2016, and under head coach Riverboat Ron and a new General Manager they are playing for their first Superbowl championship this Sunday.

WR Ted Ginn, Jr. Devin Funchess Kevin Norwood
LT Michael Oher Daryl Williams
LG Andrew Norwell Chris Scott
C Ryan Kalil Fernando Velasco
RG Trai Turner Chris Scott Fernando Velasco
RT Mike Remmers Daryl Williams
TE Greg Olsen Ed Dickson Scott Simonson
WR Philly Brown Jerricho Cotchery Brenton Bersin
QB Cam Newton Derek Anderson Joe Webb
FB Mike Tolbert
RB Jonathan Stewart Fozzy Whittaker Cameron Artis-Payne Brandon Wegher

LDE Charles Johnson Kony Ealy Mario Addison
LDT Star Lotulelei Kyle Love
RDT Kawann Short Dwan Edwards
RDE Jared Allen Ryan Delaire
SLB Shaq Thompson A.J. Klein
MLB Luke Kuechly Ben Jacobs David Mayo
WLB Thomas Davis A.J. Klein
LCB Robert McClain Cortland Finnegan Lou Young
RCB Josh Norman Teddy Williams
SS Roman Harper Dean Marlowe
FS Kurt Coleman Tre Boston Colin Jones
K Graham Gano
P Brad Nortman
KO Graham Gano H Brad Nortman
PR Ted Ginn, Jr. Robert McClain
KR Fozzy Whittaker Joe Webb
LS J.J. Jansen
 Inside Report

Monday, January 18, 2016

The 13 hours Benghazi

Tyrone "Rone" Woods who died played by James Dale
Glen 'Bub' Doherty who died played by  Toby Stephens

13 Hours in Benghazi - Fox News
Mark Oz Geist played by Max Martini (blonde hair)
John "Tig" Tiegen played by Dominic Fumusa
Kris "Tonto" Paranto played by Pablo Schrieber
Jack Silva played by John Kraz is anonymous
Dave Boon "DB" Benton played by Dave Denman  is anomymous

Bob Chief of base played by David Costabile

Team lead
DB recieved call at 9:32pm on radio Global Response staff


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mets put it all together in 2015

Even though the N.Y. Mets shocked the baseball world by going from lovable losers to World Champions in 1969, I was too young to have any first hand memories of that team .   I believe I became Mets fan around the age of about 6 or 7 due in part of family relatives recalling stories about the 1969 "Miracle Mets" team. Since we lived in Poughkeepsie N.Y. , I was able to watch all the Mets games on the local television  broadcasts.  Moreover, with the neighborhood kids we collected and traded baseball cards and who wouldn't like this, as a thin pink slice of bubble gum came with every pack. Even to this day, I still remember the Mets songs like "Meet the Mets" and songs from commercials like "Shaefer beer is one beer to have when you are having more than one". Right about time I became a big fan of Mets, the Mets team was going down hill. But, we didn't even care. Just loved baseball and the team. #LGM

Monday, September 07, 2015

Gator Ball is back

The Florida Gators played a "clean" game against New Mexico State. [box]

The Monday morning press conference is coming up [link]

Passing offense - Rank 9th Florida via NCAA
Defense - Rank 20th  Florida via NCAA

link - The Gators played nine true freshmen in the opener -- tailbacks Jordan Scarlett and Jordan Cronkrite, wide receiver Antonio Callaway, tight end Camrin Knight, center Tyler Jordan, offensive tackle Fred Johnson, defensive end Cece Jefferson, cornerback Chris Williamson and safety Kylan Johnson. Maybe the Irish are just that good.

link - Maybe Jeff Driskel found the perfect landing spot in Louisiana Tech (threw for four touchdowns, ran for one). Maybe Tennessee’s secondary is horrible. Maybe Florida has two legit quarterbacks. Maybe Kansas will never recover from the Charlie Weis disaster. Or maybe it was just week one.