Saturday, November 29, 2008

LeBron Blasts Barkley

Cleveland Cavaliers Guard [LeBron James] didn't make us wait for his response to Charles Barkley's comments on TNT's NBA Radio Show. Barkley's comments were as follows.

"If I was LeBron James, I would shut the hell up," the Hall of Famer said on Patrick's show. "I'm a big LeBron fan. He's a stud. You gotta give him his props. I'm getting so annoyed he's talking about what he's going to do in two years. I think it's disrespectful to the game. I think it's disrespectful to the Cavaliers."

James responded quickly and briefly before his game Friday night by saying "He's stupid. That's all I've got to say about that."

Friday, November 28, 2008

Week 13 NFL Preview

San Francisco 49ers @ Buffalo Bills(1:00pm EST):
Last Meeting---49ers won 41-7 in Week 16 of the 2004 season
History of matchup---49ers lead the series 5-4
Weather---Mostly cloudy, snowy in afternoon[High`39~Low`32]

Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals(1:00pm EST):
Last Meeting---Ravens won 17-10 in Week 1
History of Matchup---Ravens lead the series 14-11
Weather---Mix of snow and rain[High`44~Low`35]

New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers(1:00pm EST):
Last Meeting---Saints won 24-20 in Week 1
History of Matchup---Saints lead series 20-13
Weather---Thunderstorms in the afternoon[High`75~Low`60]

New York Giants @ Washington Redskins(1:o0pm EST):
Last Meeting---Giants won 16-7 in Week 1
History of Matchup---Redskins lead series 87-61 with 4 ties

Miami Dolphins @ St. Louis Rams(Sunday-1:00pm EST):
Last Meeting---Dolphins won 31-14 back in 2004
History of Matchup---Dolphins lead series 8-2
Weather---Cold and snowy[High`43~Low`30]

Indianapolis Colts @ Cleveland Browns(Sunday-1:00pm EST):
Last Meeting---Colts won 13-6 in Week 3 of the 2005 season
History of Matchup---Browns lead series 15-13
Weather---Snowy and Rainy[High`41~Low`34]

Carolina Panthers @ Green Bay Packers(Sunday-1:00pm EST):
Last Meeting---Packers won 31-17 in their meeting last season
History of Matchup---Packers lead series 7-3
Weather---Cloudy and snowy[High`36~Low`21]

Atlanta Falcons @ San Diego Chargers(Sunday-4:05pm EST):
Last Meeting---Falcons won 21-10 back in 2004
History of Matchup---Falcons lead series 6-1

Denver Broncos @ New York Jets(Sunday-4:15pm EST):
Last Meeting---Broncos won 27-0 back in 2005
History of Matchup---Broncos lead 15-14 with a tie
Weather---Rain in the afternoon[High`42~Low`38]

Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots(Sunday-4:15pm EST):
Last Meeting---Patriots won 34-13 in Week 14 last season
History of Matchup---Steelers lead series 13-10
Weather---Afternoon Rain[High`45~Low`38]

Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders(Sunday-4:15pm EST):
Last Meeting---Raiders won 23-8 in Week 2
History of Matchup---Chiefs lead 50-44 with 2 ties

Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings(Sunday-8:15pm EST):
Last Meeting---Bears won 48-41 in Week 7
History of Matchup---Vikings lead 50-42 with 2 ties
Weather---Cloudy, Windy, Snowy[High`36~Low`18]

The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to battle the Houston Texans in Houston in a primetime Monday Night Matchup starting at 8:30pm EST. Both teams are coming in with 4-7 records tied for 3rd Place in the AFC South trailing the 11-1 Tennessee Titans and 7-4 Indianapolis Colts.

Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub was injured back in Week 9 in their game against the Minnesota Vikings and was limited in practice this week. Schaub is listed as questionable for their game Monday Night against the Jaguars.

NOTE-This is the Texans first Monday Night Football game in franchise history.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Matt Holliday to Oakland

In the first blockbuster deal of this upcoming MLB(Major League Baseball) Season, the Colorado Rockies sent All Star slugger Matt Holliday to the Oakland Athletics for closer Huston Street, starting pitcher Greg Smith, and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

Holliday hit 25 homruns, drove in 88, and hit .321 this past MLB Season. Holliday also started in the All Star Game for the National League(NL) playing left field.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jake Peavy on the move? To Chicago?

San Diego Padres starting pitcher, Jake Peavy, has been a hot topic this offseason throughout Major League Baseball(MLB). Peavy has compiled a list of teams that he wishes to be be traded to. One of those teams is the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs, who already have a strong starting pitching staff, aren't putting a halt to the transactions.

Adding Peavy to their pitching staff would give them arguably the best starting pitching staff in the MLB which would consist of Carlos Zambrano, Rich Harden, Jake Peavy, Ryan Dempster, and Ted Lilly. Lilly, arguably the weakest link in that "would be" rotation posted a 17-9 record and a 4.09 ERA last season.

The Cubs and Padres haven't confirmed it yet, but his deal has been reported to have been very close to being completed. Peavy who is coming off a 10-11 season with a 2.85 ERA is probably not going to be easy to get with those numbers however the 10-11 record is alot better than it sounds when adding in how little support he got from his Padre pen.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yankees To Bite On Manny?

New York Yankees part-owner Hank Steinbrenner has reportedly announced that they have right handed slugger Manny Ramirez on their radar this offseason. Even after acquiring right fielder Xaiver Nady this past season, the Yanks aren't ready to stop the spending just yet. Ramirez hit .332 with 37 homeruns with 121 RBI's last season.

According to Steinbrenner, the Yankees are examining all options to help make the Yankee team better.

The Yankees already have a chunk of money set aside to offer to either CC Sabathia or AJ Burnett that if worse comes to worse could be sent to Ramirez.

Although the Yankees are in need of pitching, they have historically been a team devoted to having a high powered offense.

Yes having Ramirez on your team will force you to put up with his sideshow, but the Yankees feel that putting up with the sideshow will get you offensive production and will give you great amounts of protection for Alex Rodriguez in your lineup which will only lead to greater amounts of production from both Ramirez and Rodriguez.