Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bengals sign T.O to a 1 year deal (Alex)

Tuesday the Bengals signed WR Terrell Owens to a 1 year deal worth 2 million.

I personally think that this was a BIG mistake by the Bengals to sign Owens...Why? Because this is the exact same scenario as in the NBA the Miami Heat. Owens and Ochocinco both want all the attention. So if the Bengals are already having problems with Ochocinco why do they sign another guy with the exact same problem?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Top 5 Teams in the NFL in 2010

I am going to name, what I think, is going to be the top five teams in the NFL this year, as well as who I think the 12 playoff teams will be this season.

Last Year for the first time in 16 year the two top seated teams in the playoffs faced off in the Super Bowl, the last time this had happened was when the Cowboys played the Bills in 1993. The NFC Champion Saints came out on top as did the NFC Champion Cowboys did in 1993. But now the 2010 Season is here and it is time to pick who I think the 2010 Super Bowl Champion will be. So here first is my top five team.

One thing I thought I'd point out is that just because the team is on the top of the list doesn't always mean I think they will win the Super Bowl. Reason being is if they happen to meet a team in the playoffs that is set up perfectly to beat them but not to beat anyone else.

1. Indianapolis Coltls: This one is a no brainier, as long as Peyton is on this team they will continue to be one of the top five teams in the league. A lot of people might think that the Saints should be here since they beat the Colts but in my mind the Colts are a better team then the Saints. Yes, the Saints might have beaten them, but if you remember the Giants beat the Patriots in 2007 and everyone knows that the 2007 Patriots were one of the best teams ever and upsets can happen. I think the same with the Colts. As for this season, They still have Peyton, they have a good young defense and some more up and coming stars for Peyton to play with. I think one of the big reasons for this team to be at the top is that they have an established team and don't really need a certain player that hasn't proved himself to play good for them to win. They have a veteran team with not only old, but young veterans as well. As for anyone else that wants to be #1 they still need to prove that their team can win and the Colts have proved that for over a decade.

2. Dallas Cowboys: Some people are probably asking again why the Saints aren't here and here is a simple answer, the Cowboys beat the Saints in 2009 and have gotten better since then. A lot of people might think Tony Romo is running this team so why are they have, if you look Drew Brees was in the same position last year as Romo and look now Brees has a ring and is on the cover of Madden 11. I think this will be the Cowboys year, they broke their playoff losing streak and this year everyone on the team has another year of experience playing with each other. Some people are worried about the safety position and the left tackle spot but I like their replacement at left tackle and I think they have enough play makers on defense to not have to worry about the safety spot. They also now have a receiver for Romo in Austin and a powerful running due. I think the Cowboys will be the one to finish first in the NFC if not first in the League.

3. New Orleans Saints: Well, coming off a Super Bowl win usually one of the Super Bowl teams drop off for a season and of either of the two it would have to be the Saints. I don't think they will drop off that bad, but of the two (Colts and Saints) I think the Saints have a nice chance to do that. But if Drew Brees can keep his game up (if you remember he is on the case of Madden 11 so he gets the madden curse this year:-) the Saints should be fine. They still have most of their players coming back from the Super Bowl team which is good but they also had one of the worst pass defenses in the league and you can't continue to win for long if the defense doesn't step up. The Saints have to be able to prove this year that they can stay up top as a Super Power like the Colts and Patriots have.

4. Minnesota Vikings: I think if Favre comes back (which looks likely) this team will continue to dominate at all levels as they did last year. Some are consider about the Williams wall being suspended for four games to start the season but with J. Allen at RE it shouldn't be to bad if a problem. The Vikings are still upset how the referee's missed penalty's against the Saints which led to a Saints win in the NFC Championship and will be out to win it all this year.

5. Baltimore Ravens: Now as for the Ravens, they now have a veteran QB in Joe Flacco who has proved to be one of the premier QB's in the NFL and with 2 seasons under his belt and a star receiver in Boldin he is ready for the task. They also have a great running game, a fantastic defense and an offensive line which is one of, if not the best offensive line in the League. They have it all working for them and it is just a matter of time before they burst onto the seen as the team to beat.

The Ones that didn't make it:

New York Jets: Most people have the Jets on their top five list but I think that is way over rated. If you remember they didn't have the best record last season, Mark Sanchez throw more picks then TD's and they had to rely totally off the D and the running game. I think the Jets will do good this season but not good enough to make this list and mainly because of a young QB who is still settling into the NFL.

New England Patriots: Another team that almost made this list was the New England Patriots. I think after healing for a year Brady is back to normal and the offense will be unstoppable, but the only weak point that stopped them from making the list was the defense that is young and still needs some time to grow although I do think they will dominate the NFL again soon.

2010 Playoff Teams

AFC North: Baltimore Ravens 13-3
AFC South: Indianapolis Colts 14-2
AFC East: New England Patriots 13-3
AFC West: San Diego Chargers 11-5
AFC Wildcard: New York Jets 12-4
AFC Wildcard: Tennessee Titans 11-5

NFC North: Minnesota Vikings 14-2
NFC South: New Orleans Saints 13-3
NFC East: Dallas Cowboys 14-2
NFC West: San Francisco 49ers 10-6
NFC Wildcard: Green Bay Packers 10-6
NFC Wildcard: Atlanta Falcons 10-6

AFC Champion: Indianapolis Colts
NFC Champion: Dallas Cowboys

NFL Champion: Dallas Cowboys

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ncaa Football 11 Released! (Alex)

Ncaa Football 11 Released July 13th for Xbox 360, Ps3, and Ps2.

Ncaa Football 11 will be featuring ESPN.

All the new features are listed below.

For more info about the game as well as videos and screenshots here is the link to the official website.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Big Three

The Headlines in Basketball has been the teaming up of Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in South Beach to make the Heat an all-star team.

Yet in my opinion how can three guys that all have the ball the entire game, share all of a sudden? Everyone has been asking the same question but the Big Three have just said that they think they can all be super stars. They can say what they want but until we see Lebron and Dwyane share on the court, all of these comments by the Big Three, that they will be able to share are not worth a thing. My personal opinion is that the Heat will be a dominate team for year but not because the big three are there but because if they do start having fights and have to trade on of them they will be able to get a huge number of players for just one of these super stars.

I think if Lebron and Wade are able to share the court then this could be a good team but still we have to see them not only get along, but also work together. Just taking good players and putting them together won't win, they need to have good chemistry. Now there still is a chance this could work out to be one of the best teams in NBA history but there is a lot of things in the way that need to be sorted out.
Now for Lebron's choice of Miami. Lets start out by looking at each city that offered him a contract.
Los Angeles Clippers: If he went to the Clippers the supporting cast would not have been great but he would have made awesome rivalry games against Kobe Bryant and make some interesting situations in the NBA which would have been cool. On the other hand he won't have the team to win a lot of championships which was his goal in free agency.
New York Nets: This would have put him in a big city but besides that he would have a bad supporting cast and there wasn't really any reason to go to the Nets unless he thought he would have a chance at attracting some other good players.
New York Knicks: If Lebron wanted to go to New York then the Knicks would be a much better team in town to join. For one he has Amare Stoudmire who would have been able to compliment him very nicely and a big city in which to...show off I guess:-) The bad thing is that he wouldn't have been able to attract any more talent to help him out due to cap room.
Cleveland Cavaliers: If he wanted to be a legend like MJ and others it would be good to stay in Cleveland and prove he could win on his own. He could have also took a smaller contract (which would be highly unlikely) and bring in some help so that he could stay in his home state. The bad thing is that if he did go to Cleveland he would have wanted the extra money and in doing so give up all chances of becoming a multi championship winner.
Chicago Bulls: I think by far this would have been the best landing spot for Lebron. He could have had a GREAT supporting class and win tons of championships and also wear MJ's jersey which he would have prized. He would have made the Bulls a dominate force again and win Championships like he wanted to. As for the bad things in Chicago there really isn't any.
Miami Heat: If he can get past the problem of sharing the ball this would be a great place to go and defiantly the second best chance of winning championships. He also is able to team up with Wade and Bosh to make an all-star team. Although he killed what was called "His life purpose" by making there be only two dominate teams in the Lakers and the Heat. He always said he wanted to make an NBA like back in the 80's where you never know who was going to win. But all in all if he is able to get past the sharing problem they will win championships but he won't be as much of a legend as he would have been if he stayed in Cleveland or went to Chicago.

Monday, July 12, 2010

2010 NFL Season: Team Rankings Rising and Falling 1-5 (Alex)

Here is my first Team Ratings of the upcoming 2010 Season. Occasionally I will update it as Changes are made to different teams.

+ meaning moved up
- meaning moved down
= meaning haven't moved

1. Colts
The Colts (right now) are really the best team out there mainly because they have had the least roster changes.
Ranking Change: =

2. Saints
The reason the Saints aren't at number one is mostly because they traded the most skill required position in the O-Line (the LT position). They traded LT Jammal Brown to the Redskins for a 3rd round pick which messes the whole line up. Although they have other good O-Lineman on the Team like Jahri Evans and Carl Nicks that still messes up the line a bit.
Ranking Change: =

3. Vikings
I'm not sure if Favre can have a repeat season but if he does they could be one of the tops teams in the league. I think Percy Harvin will have a better season then last year(not saying he didn't have a great year last year).
Ranking Change: =

4. Jets
The Jets are heading into this season with alot of momentum Sanchez will be in his Sophmore year so he may have some trouble but if he does just about as good as he did last year than they will have to rely on the running game alot like last year which brings up a problem about RB's. They lost Leon Washington and Thomas Jones but signed Ladainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene emerged last year so their Backs will be a little weaker than last year.
Ranking Change:+

5. Chargers
The Chargers lost their best receiver and their DT which could cause some trouble and they have to establish their new RB Ryan Matthews so it will be a little slow this year.
Ranking Change: -

Thursday, July 8, 2010

NBA Free Agency News (Alex)

The biggest news of the NBA Free Agency is Lebron James going to the Miami Heat.

Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh will be going to Miami.

Amare Stoudemire will be going to the Knicks.

Carlos Boozer will be going to the Bulls.

Dirk Nowitzki will be going back to The Mavericks.

Joe Johnson will be going back to the Hawks.

That is the top 7 free agents new teams.