The REAL Peyton Manning - It’s Superbowl Time

The Real Peyton Manning - Herald & Review-Kelly J. Huff

Peyton Manning and his rocket laser arm were in Hawaii this weekend for the NFL Pro Bowl. But the newest Manning, was also working at Staples in Forsyth, IL. And this newer Manning is also named Peyton. This diehard Chicago Bears fan declared he would legally change his name if the Chicago Bears didn’t win the Superbowl. We all know what happened in the game, and now formerly named Scott Wiese is honoring his alcohol made bet that he would change his name. This first caught our eye on The Obscure Store blog, which provided a link to downstate Illinois newspaper The Pantagraph. Make sure to read the comments in both, they are priceless.

Michael Vick…REALLY!!!

Wonder why a $100 Million NFL star gets arrested at an airport?  Saturday Night Live has your answer…


Pitchers and Catchers Report- The Countdown

Baseball kids - cheering and jeering by HortonI was reminded today by UniWatch, a great blog if you haven’t read it, that pitchers and catchers report soon. With the Superbowl less than a week old, I couldn’t believe it. It’s freezing out.

According to The New Editor, expect to see pitchers and catchers reporting on February 15th. Is it me or is that early?

The Original Middle Linebacker


So, maybe things didn’t work out as planned in Super Bowl 41 (I’ll leave the roman numerals to the network TV guys), but here’s something to get your juices flowing for next year. Brian Urlacher had some dominant games this year, including his 29 tackle performance vs. the Arizona Cardinals, and won last years DPOY, but there is only one Dick Butkus. Check this out!

Ze Frank does Supabah - It’s Superbowl Time

Ze Frank CollageWelcome to the Superbowl with Ze Frank.  The countdown is on and even sites and shows that have zero to do with the Superbowl spitting out great content.  We have talked about Ze before, watch him make his point and for gosh sakes, don’t pee on yourself, again.

Superbowl 36 - It’s Superbowl Time

Remember Superbowl 36, Patriots and Rams, tie game in the 4th quarter…listen now as Madden and Summerall make the call of the last few minutes. The clip is 7+ min but it should get your Superbowl excitement flowing as we head into Bears vs. Colts matchup of Superbowl 41.

Coach Mike Ditka - It’s Superbowl Time!

Did you know Iron Mike Ditka was almost in the Superbowl Shuffle? Here’s a small clip of him talking about it.

Courtesy of Adam Wade

Adam’s original link now working.

Chris Harris make a supersize promise for the Superbowl - It’s Superbowl Time

Chris HarrisRhymes with Right, had a great writeup on Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris. Apparently Harris promised a local access reporter tickets to the Superbowl months ago in a live interview. Now the reporter is using his footage to try to get that ticket. Ticket prices range from $3,000 - $10,000 on second chance sites like StubHub.

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Should this reporter get to go? Tell us in the comments.

Hey, We have some more playoff games!

brian-the-greek.jpg (wow, that is a bad pic!!!)

OK, first a quick review of last week’s picks.

My Pick:  Indy 38 - KC 24

Actual score:  Indy 23 - KC 8 

I had Indy winning by 14, and then won by 15.  Except for underestimating the bad-ass play of the Indy D, and the general ineptitude of the KC offense (pretty much like the rest of football-watching humanity), I had this one pegged. 

My Pick:  Seattle 30 - Dallas 17

Actual Score:  Seattle 21 - Dallas 20

Screwed this up - Dallas is better than I thought, plus (pardon the Kornheiser), but I had Hasselbeck and Alexander on my fantasy team this year, and I guess I kept holding on hope that they would both play well in the same game once this year! 

My Pick:  New England 20 - NY Jets 13

Actual Score:  New England 37 - NY Jets 16

I failed to full realize the deathly power of the Belichick/Brady playoff combo!!

My Pick:  Philly 20 - NY Giants 16

Actual Score:  Philly 23 - NY Giants 20

Pretty close!  Not bad at this playoff picking thing (although honestly, I am not sure what the spreads were, and gambling is the only reason they keep score in games, right??)

OK, New Week, let’s see if I can at least keep the undefeated record of at least picking the right winners going!

Indianapolis vs. Baltimore

Call me crazy, but I think this might be the year Indy goes off a bit.  Less pressure, playoff games on the road, Peyton Manning isn’t trying to win games by himself, etc., etc.  Plus, their defense doesn’t suck quite as bad as we all thought!  And what can we say good about Baltimore?  I love their D like everyone else, but that offense can be just as bad as KC’s, and you still need to score some points to beat Indy.  I say:

Colts 20 - Baltimore 13

Philadelphia vs. New Orleans

I think this is the toughest game of the weekend.  Which New Orleans team shows up - for that matter, which Philly team shows up.  Plus, I am dying to see Garcia lead Philly to at least the NFC Championship game just so we can watch all of the McNabb bashing pop up again after it died down for the last year.  That is always fun for me.  I think this one comes down to the coaches, and Sean Payton is on a roll (whereas Andy Reid just is a jelly roll).  Plus, the Superdome will be crazy for a home playoff game.  Edge - Saints.

Saints 31 - Eagles 24

Seattle vs. Chicago

This is a very good match-up for the Bears.  They already spanked them hard this year, plus Seattle is banged up on offense, and the Bears D is angry about perceived lack of respect.  I think Grossman will play adequately, and the Bears will still win big.

Bears 27 - Seahawks 10

New England vs. San Diego

Another tough one!  The Brady/Belichick playoff combo has to have some power over the Schottenheimer playoff futility history.  Buttttt, can anyone beat the Chargers.  The running game is just too good this year.  I think LT makes that leap to ‘Great player who can almost single-handedly lead his team to a Super Bowl’ type status.  My pick:

Chargers 27 - New England 20


Should be a great round of games!  Hoist some beers and watch them all!  Go Bears!

Unique Fantasy League

terrellowens.jpg8 teams are left in the playoffs, and you’re kind of bummed that you didn’t jump on the Fantasy Football Playoff pool action…so what do you do?

Quick, find 3 friends.  Now you and your friends each get to pick 2 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, and 2 K from the remaining playoff teams.  The catch (and even Terrell Owens can’t drop this one) is that you can only select one player from each of the remaining teams.

tom_brady.jpgSo, once you take Tom Brady  at your QB1 slot, you can’t have any more Patriots, for example. (of course Tom Brady is not someone to mess with, but of course we did in our first post ever.)

This is a unique way of having a little Playoff Fantasy Football fun and all you need to do is come up with a simple scoring system, say 6 pts for every TD and 1 pt for every 10 yards, 3 pts for a FG and 1 pt for an XP.