Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Miles Decision Was Bottom Line Driven

Do not mistake what happened this weekend with Les Miles. He can spin it anyway he wants, but the bottom line is that it was all about the Benjamin's.

Miles sounds great talking about his love for LSU and the people and life down in Baton Rouge, but I am not buying any of it for one second. While the Tigers backed in to the BCS title game versus Ohio State, when he looks across the sidelines, he sees the team he was born to loathe.

Miles and will always be a "Michigan Man." The problem is he would have had to take an almost $2 million dollar pay cut to go coach "Michigan Men." Plus he would have been stuck with Lloyd Carr's assistants for a few years and have Carr watching over him as an assistant athletic director.

Why would you want that when you can coach in the SEC, lose two games a year and still have your team be better than anyone in the Big Ten? Sure it would be great to have a cupcake schedule like Ohio State had - but in the end, Miles made the right call. His career and legacy in coaching will be a heck of a lot better at LSU than it would have been in Ann Arbor.

By the way, don't be surprised if Jon Tenuta from Georgia Tech ends up as LSU's next defensive coordinator now that Bo Pellini is in Nebraska.

Hey Lloyd, enjoy retirement, but before you go ... how about one more game this year versus the spread offense in the Florida Gators. Rut roh Astro!

Back to the BCS for a minute, if there are any Georgia fans complaining today, SHUT UP! All you had to do was beat Tennessee and you would have had a one game shot at LSU with the winner take all for the title game bid. Sad to hear coaches wining about the system. If you don't like it coaches, aren't you the ones with more power than us at home??? Fix the damn thing would you so that we don't get stuck watching Kansas - Va. Tech and Georgia - Hawaii.

And in case you were wondering, this may have been the craziest season in college football ever, but there's no way I would bet on Ohio State to cover, nevermind win the BCS title game.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Horrific Bowl Championship Choices

This is just absurd. How can you look anyone in the eye with a straight face and tell me that Ohio State belongs in the BCS title game? Strength of schedule mean anything? Do we remember last year? Forget the fact that Ohio State is 0-8 versus the SEC in bowl games, who did they beat to deserve this? I think the two loss Oklahoma is a better team.

But go beyond it - look at the other match ups. Who in the hell wants to watch Kansas-Virginia Tech? Seriously are you staying up late to watch Georgia-Hawaii? How does Missouri get shutout of a BCS game, but Kansas gets in?

The BCS is BS and everyone knows it - no one wants to do anything about it. It is sad, but it won't change because the bowl system is better protected than Michael Corleone.

Did anyone notice that the Giants beat the Bears with two solid drives to end the game? Hey Bear fans... how did you blow that game? Just classic.

Friday, November 30, 2007

What Will It Take?

For this clown on the back page of the NY Daily News to be fired???
Even Mitch Lawrence says he has to go after losing by 45 points. The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy says that the "smoke signals loud and clear."
Isiah Thomas and James Dolan will go down in history as the dumbest duo to run a franchise into the ground. What I don't get is why are Knick fans paying 10 cents to watch this crap??? Why not burn your tickets like the Giants fans did years ago??
It honestly is the most insane thing in sports these days and that takes a lot of work to earn that title.

Holiday Entertaining With Seafood

Can I tell you how much fun it is to work with the gang at Red Lobster. Check out our latest video on holiday entertaining.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Big Blue Mess Gets Worse

OK - let's start with the obvious, Eli Manning couldn't have hit water if he fell out of a boat yesterday. Unless of course they were wearing Viking uniforms after a 41-17 loss at home.

He was awful. He was unmoved and as calm as he always is. Yesterday, I wanted to see him pissed off, but that ain't the way Eli is. He isn't and never will be Peyton and I am fine with it. What I am not fine with is that this team is now 1-2 in the last three games and are heading down the same path as the last few years.

If they do that, you can blame Eli all you want, but it's got to hang on Tom Coughlin at some point, doesn't it? At what point will the coaching staff actually help this team win and stop yelling and being disappointed?

Maybe the Giants are quitting on their coach to get him fired. I usually do not stand for that - but by all means boys, PLEASE... get it right!

I understand all the yelling about Eli - but I wonder what he can do with a REAL coaching staff???

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Takes One To Know One

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Was going to take the day off, but then I was reading the game story from last night's Thrashers-Caps game.

The Thrashers dominated the game and check out these three paragraphs from the

"Fire Hanlon," they chanted in unison, frustrated with the losses piling up
under coach Glen Hanlon.

From the perspective of Thrashers captain Bobby Holik, the Capitals
played like they agreed with the crowd.

"They played like they wanted to get their coach fired, but that's
another story," Holik said.

Oh my god, did Holik say that??? The same guy who is the captain of the team that quit on his coach and got him fired this season as well? Is this not just classic????

By the way, the Capitals did fire Hanlon this morning, but is Holik kidding me?

The Thrashers are now 11-4 since they fired Bob Hartley. So the question is this - were they that bad before? And if they did play to get their coach fired, can season ticket holders get their money back for the first games of the year when players who are paid VERY WELL to do their jobs, played like crap so they can get what they want??

When you want to know why the world is turned upside down remember, the most important people in the world, our children’s teachers, get paid horribly. While these whiny, spoiled athletes get rich off of us and then act like children when they don’t like their coaches.

And by the way, if Don Waddell wants to continue winning, I would trade Kari Lehtonen as soon as he gets healthy for a top line center or a power-play quarterback of a defensemen.