Thursday, July 20, 2006

Steve Nash Shaves His Head

"I don't really have a rhyme or reason. I felt like taking it off." Not much to say about that. Now he looks like a old man who just came out of the hospital. Personally, I liked the hair better.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

My Cheatsheet

Rankings first, then explanation, then some other stuff. I play in Yahoo leagues with default settings. 6 points for any touchdown, 50 yards passing is 1 point, 20 yards rushing or receiving is 1 point.

1. Larry Johnson, RB
2. LaDainian Tomlinson, RB
3. Shaun Alexander, RB
4. Clinton Portis, RB
Tiki Barber, RB
6. Peyton Manning, QB
7. Steven Jackson, RB
8. Edgerrin James, RB
9. Rudi Johnson, RB
10. Steve Smith, WR
11. LaMont Jordan, RB
12. Ronnie Brown, RB
13. Terrell Owens, WR
14. Carnell Williams, RB
15. Chad Johnson, WR
16. Brian Westbrook, RB
17. Marvin Harrison, WR
18. Torry Holt, WR
19. Randy Moss, WR
20. Larry Fitzgerald, WR
21. Anquan Boldin, WR
22. Julius Jones, RB
23. Chris Chambers, WR
24. Hines Ward, WR
25. Willis McGahee, RB
26. Tom Brady, QB
28. Antonio Gates, TE
29. Domanick Davis, RB
30. Reggie Wayne, WR
31. Carson Palmer, QB
32. Eli Manning, QB
33. Tony Gonzalez, TE
34. Plaxico Burress, WR
35. Reuben Droughns, RB
36. Corey Dillon, WR
37. Darrell Jackson, WR
38. Roy Williams, WR
39. Jeromey Shockey, TE
40. Willie Parker, RB
41.Warrick Dunn, RB
42. Matt Hasselbeck, QB
43. Jamal Lewis, RB
44. Joey Galloway, WR
45. Santana Moss, RB
46. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR
47. Reggie Bush, WR
48. Donald Driver, WR
49. Nate Burleson, WR
50. Thomas Jones, RB

The Chargers lost Drew Brees last season and Philip Rivers is new starting QB. LT will get alot more carries, he'll also be a nice target for Rivers. With Yahoo's messed up default scoring settings, Manning will be money. With a much weaker running game, Manning will need to pass to score and win games. Rhodes and Addai are both small guys, they won't be pounding it in the trenched very often. Alot of people have Barber as the number 4 guy. But he's getting older now, and the Giants will be using powerback Brandon Jacobs more and more in goalline situations. Theres not really much else to explain.

Guys to Avoid
Willis McGahee-The offense has no passing game and a bad offensive line. McGahee is a playmaker, but in the situation he's in, no playmaker can shine. Defenses will stack the line, he'll be mediocre.
Antonio Gates-He's been one of the most productive TEs for the past two years. But he had Brees throwing to him. With Rivers now in the drivers seat, Gates won't be as good as past years.
Domanick Davis-In 2004 he had 13 TDs, but only 1100 yards and less than 80 yards per game. In the next year, he had 2 touchdowns. Although his yards per game increased to 88, the Texans won't be seeing the redzone very often. You'll need to pray every gameday for him to get 10 TDs. However, if he falls past the 4th round, he'll be a steal. If you really have no one to pick, you should get him in the 4th.
Kevin Jones-Just like McGahee, theres no QB, and the line isnt very good. They both had down years last year for this reason.
Denver Wide Runningbacks-First, they all split carries. Although Bell will probably get around 15-20 carries a game. Second, the denver o-line isn't built for the goaline runs. Most of their TDs will come on long runs. Bell will probably go somewhere in the 6, 7, or 8th round. He'll be a good pick in the 7th, 6th if you need a RB.

Jamal Lewis-He spent last years training camp in jail. He's back 100% this year. With an actual threat at QB, lewis will have alot better runs. We all know what he is capable of, he's only 26 years old. He'll probably go in the 5th to 6th round.
Chester Taylor-The Tony Richardson from the Chiefs to block, Hutchingson, one of the best run-blocking lineman. They have an average offense, and he will be carrying it.
Fred Taylor-When he was healthy, he produced. He's had a yards per carry in the high 4s all his life. He'll be healthy this year. He's 30 years old, and the way he runs, he's got plenty of seasons left in him.
Steve McNair-Everyone thinks he's done. He knows this is his last chance in the NFL. He's fragile, but hes healthy. Plus he'll be reunited with his old widereciever. And now, unlike the last few years, he'll have a running game to take off pressure. He'll be an excellent backup QB.
Aaron Brooks-He didn't play badly when he had Deuce. Now he has a chance to ressurrect his career. He's only 30 years old, and has 4 good receivers to throw to, 2 of which are great. If Kerry Collins can get 3700+ yards, and 20 TDs, anyone can. Plus Moss is completely healthy this year. And what Moss said was true, Brooks can run around and that gives time for Moss to get open deep and make plays.
Braylon Edwards-This will be his 2nd year, and he will be Fryes 2nd favorite target. He's a decent backup WR for the late late rounds or even free agent.
Deuce McAllister-He's been injured every year for the past 3 years so people really have low expectations now. Bush and Deuce on the field at the same time will give defensive coordinators headaches. They can split in the backfield, or Bush can lineup as WR. Either way, it'll open up lanes for Deuce, he'll be better than previous years.

Best Dunks Ever

On the And 1 Tour, a guy named "Air Up There" made one of the best dunks ever, a 720. It was really more of a 540, but he eventually landed having done 2 full spins. This is a MUST see. Is it the best dunk ever? You can decide that for yourself.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Butthead Headbutt by Zinedine Zidane

In sundays World Cup final match with France against Italy, superstar Zinedine Zidane was red-carded for headbutting an Italian player. Supposedly the Italian player said racial slurs to Zidane.

*Updated* First defender Marco Materazzi spoke in Italian - a language understood by Zidane who once played for Italian side Juventus - grabbed his opponent and told him 'hold on, wait, that one's not for a n***** like you.'

But she saw that as the players walked forward Materazzi said: 'We all know you are the son of a terrorist whore.'

Then, just before the headbutt, he was seen saying,: 'So just f*** off.' Full Article.

Materazzi has a long history of playing dirty. Heres a highlight reel of his dirty moves. What he said was very low. Its completely understandable what Zidance did. It definately wasnt smart, but it was reasonable. Hopefully in a few years, or decades, people will forget about the headbutt and remember Zidane for the great soccer player he is.