Tag:NFL
Posted on: October 14, 2009 1:10 pm
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October and April easily the best sports months

As I was sitting around the TV with some friends last Sunday watching the Broncos- Patriots game, we got into an interesting debate on what we think the best all around month for sports is. After going through all of them we came up with two that were the key months to argue over. April and October. I said April was the best month while some of my freinds respectfully disagreed and said it was October. Then the debate began, below I'll list why each month is special for the sports world.

April:   I chose April because there are a lot of events in April with significant meaning and entertainment in the sports world. So many events happen in that month that are must see or to say the least, intruiging.

   In April you get spoiled with a variety of different sports events that are very important to their respective sports. First off, you have March Madness coming to an end with the start of the Final Four, some fans would argue this event alone makes April better then any other month. But on top of that, you get the end of the regular season and start of the playoffs for both the NBA and the NHL. It's when many teams seasons are saved or lost for the year. You also get the start of the regular season for Baseball as well as the NFL Draft. There's so much on TV you don't know what to watch.
Even after you get past all of that excitement you still get to watch Tiger Woods try to win another Masters. What a great month right?!

Now for October: 
 
October is also a grand month for the sports entertainment world. Opposite of April, you get the end of the regular season for Baseball and the start of the post season. Baseball's postseason is filled with emotion and excitement. Even if you're not a true baseball fan, most can enjoy it with the roars of the crowds and wild celebrations by teams after winning a series.
In addition to that, the NFL season is in weeks 4-8 or so and it starts to really shape up who will be the teams to beat for the remainder of the year. Football is responsible for stealing fans of other sports attention as it seems to be 'Americas Sport' these days with more and more people playing Fantasy football. Fantasy is a great way to become a fan of the game as a whole. Most fans only watch their respective teams, yet with Fantasy it gives you a reason to watch other teams to check on your players, thus making the game in it's entirety much more entertaining.
We follow that up with the start of the NBA and NHL seasons. Granted there's not too much that's exciting for some about the first 20 games in either sport, nonetheless people still will watch their teams and check the standings in the sports page every day, even if all of their focus is on football.


   If you compare the two months they're pretty much opposite, April brings the close of some seasons and starts others while October does the same thing. What better way to spend your weekends then rooting for your hometown team or the team you follow. As I said April is my favorite but below is a list of some key events in both months so I'll let you be the judge of which one you like better.

April:                                                   October:
-NCAA Final Four                       -End of Baseball regular season/ Playoffs begin
-the Masters                            -NFL gets into full swing
-start of Baseball                      - NBA season begins
-NBA Playoffs begin                   -NHL season begins.
-NHL Playoffs begin                   -College Football BCS picture starts to shape up  
-NFL Draft                                - End of PGA season

I may have left a few events out from each month, but you see there are many to choose from. You decide which one you enjoy the most, for me it's the month of April!

 

 

Category: General
Tags: NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, PGA
 
Posted on: April 21, 2009 12:45 pm
Edited on: April 21, 2009 12:50 pm
 

Denver gets no respect

 Have you ever noticed how when one of our stars (from Denver) on any major team we have in town, when they have a huge year and are in the award discussions, they always finish 2nd or within the top 5 but never win. Why doesn't denver sports get respect.

My thoughts started yesterday, when George Karl finished 5th in coach of the year voting. Maybe he shouldn't have won but come on, the guy took a team that even after the trade for Chauncey Billups was expected to finish no higher then 7th or 8th in the Western Conference. What does he do, leads them to the 2nd seed and ties the franchise record for wins with 54. Mike Brown won it, and I'm not saying he didn't deserve it, but everyone expected Cleveland to be good, not Denver.

Ok so Carmelo Anthony not winning rookie of the year is fine considering he came in with Wade and Lebron James. That's one I'll never be upset over. But lets go back to the 90's in Todd Helton's rookie year for the Rockies. He lost out to Kerry Wood because Kerry Wood had ONE great game with 20 strikeouts. Voters overlooked Todd Helton playing good day in and day out.

Our World Series year, Tulo gets robbed for rookie of the year, although Ryan Braun is a good player too. Matt Holliday lost out on the MVP to Jimmy Rollins, and what happened in the playoffs? who led what team past the other. I think it was a sweep too if I recall. So why no respect, sure we have an mvp here or there, Larry Walker, Terrell Davis (only had to get 2000 yards to get that honor)

It just seems as if the media craves near perfection from Denver to award our players. Carmelo Anthony is easily the least respected All Star in the NBA, and wait, he's not an all star according to the NBA fans and coaches. Bruce Bowen even got more fan votes then Carmelo. and he doesn't even start!! My guess is JR Smith won't win 6th man, he'll lose out to Jason Terry, who does come off the bench but plays more then the starters. Nene won't win most improved even though he came back from testicular cancer and hadn't played in more then 17 games in over 3 years. He played in 77 this year. And if the Nuggets win the title, or if the Broncos or Rockies make the playoffs this year, it will be considered a fluke much like the Rockies '07 campaign. So my only question is....

WHEN WILL THE RESPECT COME???

 

Posted on: January 23, 2009 6:49 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2009 7:00 pm
 

Mike Shanahan to the Chiefs!!!!

Herm Edwards Fired by the Chiefs, Mike Shanahan next..

As you all have read, Herm Edwards was fired today by the Kansas City Chiefs. Edwards was a very mediocre 15-34 with the Chiefs in 3 years. He did have one year left on his contract, and many thought there was a shot he would be retained by Scott Pioli. Not the case. He was fired today, here's what Pioli had to say...

"Since my arrival last week, Herm and I have had several conversations as part of my overall evaluation of the football operation, After careful consideration, Clark and I felt that it was best to make a change. What I conveyed last week in the press conference I still believe to be true -- Herm is a great man and a tremendous football coach. He respects the game and the league, and he is passionate about his players and his craft." Pioli said in a statement reported on ESPN.com.

ESPN also reports from inside sources that Mike Shanahan is close to a deal with the Chiefs. This would come as a shock to anyone who knows the AFC West. Many thought with the respect Shanahan has for Broncos team owner Pat Bowlen that he would never even consider joining an AFC West foe, well it looks like he might defy all of the odds.

This will come as a nice surprise and scare for anyone living in Denver. Everyone in that city loved Shanahan and respected him very much. Now how will they feel having to face their former master mind on the opposing sidelines two times a year. Ouch. <!-- INLINE NFL.com Video (BEGIN) -->

 

 
 
 
 
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