Saturday, 15 December 2007

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings (From an Amateur)

Fourteen down, three to go.
Divisions were clinched, byes were cast, and Miami's still winless. Things are quickly solidifying in this years NFL. Week 14: 1. New England Patriots (13-0) (Previous rank: 1): Despite the Steelers guarantee, the Patriots easily won the game. The Tom Brady/Randy Moss connection can't be stopped and when it is, he just finds another...

RJ's NFL Picks, Week Fifteen

Okay, fine. I guess the Patriots ARE going to go undefeated...
I went 12-4 last week. That puts me at 130-78 for the season. For a comparison, check out the "experts" over at ESPN.Note: This week’s column will be very short due to several factors - a Thursday game, the author getting ready to go out of town in a few days, and the author feeling incredibly lazy. Please submit any complaints...

Canned Hunting Needs To Stop

This piece exposes the atrocities associated with canned hunting and highlights the efforts to stop this gruesome practice.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” If this is true, the proliferation of canned hunting facilities is a glaring example of our nation’s moral regress.Canned hunting facilities, also known as hunting ranches or trophy ranches, are acreages...

NFL Week 15 - Same Ol' Same Ol'

Wherein I realize there's no point in predicting the predictable.
For the past couple of weeks this NFL season has resembled an episode of American Chopper. Bits and pieces of drama, some minor uncertainties, and a good dose of kicking and screaming, but when all is said and done, you know the deadline is going to be met and the bike will get built. Apart from minor upsets and a scandal or two along the way,...

Roger Clemens is the Biggest Loser in the Mitchell Report

The ink on the Mitchell Report isn't dry yet, but Roger Clemens has more problems than Barry Bonds.
Nobody has been harder on Barry Bonds over the past five years than me, but with the release of the Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens has become Bad Guy Cheater Number 1 in Major League Baseball’s steroid scandal. According to the Mitchell Report, Brian McNamee, a former New York Yankee trainer who worked with Andy Pettitte and Clemens, injected...

Mitchell's Report, What We Already Knew, And What To Take From It

So let's focus on the future, not the past. Any forlorn baseball fan takes this maxim to heart.
I really, really, really, really don't feel like talking about the report released by Sen. George Mitchell detailing his findings on performance enhancing substances in baseball. I really don't. Using the Austin Powers Defense, that sort of thing ain't my bag, baby.But baseball is my bag. And as much as I'd like to deny it, Sen. Mitchell's report...

Bobby Petrino And The Last "Greater Fool"

Maybe Arkansas will be the last fool duped by the former Atlanta Falcons coach.
On Tuesday, Bobby Petrino left his head coaching position with the Atlanta Falcons to fill the head coaching vacancy at the University of Arkansas. Petrino and his roving eye for the next best coaching opportunity has been benefiting for years from a version of the "greater fool theory." In investing circles, many ascribe to the "greater fool...

Why the Miami Heat Aren't Hot

Luke warm and getting colder.
With the virtual implosion of the Miami Dolphins, sports fans in the Miami area probably find themselves seeking solace elsewhere. Turning their noses up at football, they look toward another sport: basketball. Unfortunately for these fans, the Miami Heat isn’t fairing much better than the Miami Dolphins. Still, on the bright side, the Heat...