Anyone starting to think the reason Romeo doesn’t want to start Brady Quinn is to buy himself another year as the head coach of the Browns?
I think so.
I am starting to think that Romeo believes if he can start Derek Anderson all season, then the organization won’t get rid of him because they won’t want to change up head coaches and systems on Brady, thus buying Crennel another year that he can walk his walrus ass up and down our sideline. I really am starting to buy into this. I’m i’m wrong, tell me why. It’s at least a good thought.
Here’s anything that caught my eye this friday…..
The genius that IS Frank Caliendo. His official website has YOUtube of Caliendo as George W. Bush and his weekly picks on FOX. The fact that he made my drive to work this morning so much easier and better lets him earn the first link I hand out, as if he needs it.
In preparation for the Packers-Vikings game this weekend, Pacivist Viking has the Top 3 moments in sports anouncers gushing over Brett Favre.
Brian Griese is Bill Lumberg. Anytime I can direct someone to a reference of Bill Lumberg, the sweaty, coffee cup holding, Jennifer Aniston fucking boss in Office Space, I’m going to have to do it. Nice work by The Sports Hernia there.
More Brett Favre stuff, this a bit more interesting. The Big Lead tells us that an unauthorized Favre book is coming out detailing is drug and alcohol abuse as well as infidelities with a Packers employee. Like Big Lead, when/if this book comes out I will buy it the first day.
The New York Post has a nice read on Plaxico Burress becoming Big Blue’s go to guy. He’s having a monster season, and he’s playing this sunday night. I’ll be watching.
No surprise here, but Art Modell is the most hated owner in sports. This brought to our attention by our friends at Halftime Adjustments.
I’ve been saying for weeks now that Buckeyes redshirt freshman Antonio Henton is the second coming of Troy Smith, only better. The only thing is, Troy never tried to buy a prostitute, even in his troubled younger days. The Buckeye Blog sheds some more light on the situation in a good read.
Another Jerry Jones/Wade Phillips parody from Kissing Suzy Kolber. Jerry Jones really reminds me of of Yosemite Sam.
Undoubetly, there are a few things I am mega-passionate about. Once those things have worked there way into being one of my passions, I treasure them and hold them forever. I never let them go and I stop at nothing to work them and even to the point of going overboard and driving someone else nuts talking about it. One would be the Cleveland Browns. Another would be this blog and writing about football. Honey, if you’re reading from home, yes–my fiance is in there as well. The movie Casino along with other valued Peschi and De Niro films. What I’m getting at is I have a passion for the character Big Ern Mccracken, from the classic slapstick Kingpin.
Big Ern makes the movie. He is likable to me and my picks. His unrelenting confidence and ability to perform in the face of pressure are truly what makes him great. It’s been an easy start to the season for picks, and last week was no different as I went 4-2 and nailed my upset of the New York Giants over the Washington Redskins on the road.
“Big Ern, a million dollars.What are you going to do with it?”
“I don’t know. All I know is, I finally got enough money…that I can buy my way out of anything.”
Alright, now it’s time for the picks for this week. An easy pick would be to pick against my Browns, but I’m not going to do that. I pick the big games, and since we’re only involved in the obscure ones, I won’t be betting on the team from Cleveland, nor against them. More on why I don’t ever stake anything to Cleveland teams later.
The Denver Broncos travel to Indianapolis to face Peyton Manning and the Colts. The RCA Dome has been a house of horrors for Mike Shanahan in years past, remember those playoff games there? I think Cutler is a good Quarterback and the Broncos are going to go on a run to hurt some people at some point this season, but it doesn’t start here. Peyton Manning and the Colts are the pick as they will roll to 4-0.
The Seattle Seahawks head to San Francisco for a divisional NFC West tilt. The ‘Hawks are coming off a nice win at home over the Cincinnati Bengals. The 49ers got blown out by the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Last season the 49ers beat the Seahawks twice, nearly taking the final playoff spot from Seattle. I’m telling you, Mike Nolan knows how to beat Mike Holmgren’s bunch. Give me the San Francisco 49ers at home this week in a big win and a big game for Alex Smith.
Tampa Bay travels to Carolina, where the winner of this game will be 3-1 and have a leg up on being the division champion. Tampa Bay is off to such a surprising start. Carolina reminded me of a team that would really rebound and they need to get hot soon or John Fox is not going to last there. David Carr entered for the incumbent Jake Delhomme last week. It was foreshadowing as Delhomme will be on his way out by year’s end. This week though, no matter who starts at QB (look for Delhomme to get the nod) the Carolina Panthers will get the win at home. What can I say, I like home teams in this league.
Another game with some intrigue would have to be the New York Giants taking on the Philadelphia Eagles, in the Land of the Sopranos in Jersey. All week I’ve been talking about the Giants coming up with that big win last week against the Redskins. Afterall, I called it. Instead of picking the Chargers/Chiefs game and taking a gimme pick, I’m going to pick this sunday night matchup between the Eagles and Giants. Donovan Mcnabb had a statement game last week. Eli Manning stood up and got the come back victory in Washington. Something has to give, as the loser of this game will be headed for the basement of the NFC East. This is a huge game. It pains me to say it, but the Philadelphia Eagles are my pick going into New York and really hurting the Giants and Tom Coughlin—who has more lives than a cat. Philly is the pick. I’d gladly give up the loss though if the Giants can sqeak one out.
The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Arizona. Arizona has got to start winning some games if they’re going to be a wildcard like I said. That run isn’t starting yet. It begins after this week. It has to. For this week, I like the Pittsburgh Steelers to get another victory and improve to 4-0 over Arizona in the desert.
Well, last week I nailed my upset special. This is what really makes a guy’s weekly picks. Being able to have the intuition to make that one gut check pick that no one else sees or believes. I see it this week and I saw it coming early on. You’ve been waiting for a collapse of Green Bay? You get to see it this week. That young team goes into a place where traditionally they’re struggled as well as Brett Favre. The Minnesota Vikings will upset the Packers and Brett Favre. Green Bay isn’t going to be able to run against Minnesota and eventually the Packers lack of a run game will catch up to them, because Favre can’t play safe every week.
Last Week: 4-2
Overall Season Record: 14-5 (.736)
I was driving to my new place of employment this morning when I was pleasantly surprised at 7:00 this morning. Low and behold, on the Bob and Tom Radio Show, the guest was none other than Frank Caliendo. He had me laughing out loud as hard as I could on my drive.
To the tune of My Boyfriend’s Back, in a Madden voice:
“My Brett Favre’s back
And your defense is in trouble….
Hey now! Hey Now!
My Brett Favre’s Back!”
He really does sound more like Madden than Madden does. All I kept thinking about was how I wish I could just have Caliendo all to myself, to make him do John Madden impressions all day long. Can you imagine what it’s like to go out and drink a few beers with this guy and have him say different shit in that Madden voice? It’s nothing short of amazing.
Well, fuck Art ‘Grampa Simpson’ Modell. He’s an ass. Forever, because of him, I will hate his band of purple bandits called the Ravens, more affectionately known as the Ratbirds.
I don’t know if it is because I’m listening to The Cure as I write this or because I think Kellen Winslow II is an inspiring warrior that has proven so much in such a short time as a Cleveland Brown, but I feel inclined to write about it a little bit on this evening.
Playing on a team as poor and snake bitten as the Cleveland Browns have been in the time he has been employed as a tight end there keeps him from getting the proper recognition that he should outside the city by the lake, but he deserves it all and then some.
In his 6 catch-80 yard performance last weekend in Oakland, Winslow separated/dislocated his shoulder making three catches on the final drive to put Cleveland in position to win the ballgame. As he limped off the field before the final failed field goal attempt, I heard people in the sports bar I was at yelling “he is a fucking warrior!” This guy is as tough as they come.
Exhibited today once again:
Coach Romeo Crennel sat Winslow out of Wednesday’s practice and it’s not known if he’ll be ready to face the Ravens on Sunday. Winslow suffered the injury when he landed on his shoulder following a 23-yard reception on the Browns’ final drive in Oakland.
Winslow made an appearance in the locker room Wednesday but declined to talk to the media. On his way out, he was asked if he’ll play. “Of course I am,” he said.
Said Braylon Edwards: “You think he’d miss a game?”
He’ll be out there sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, doing his thing. He’ll be that one player on our team that makes the opposition hurt just a bit. Like Ray Lewis and so many Steelers players have done over the years when they come to town, he’s that guy in which the opposition hates to see line up against them. You’re getting Winslow, Baltimore. It might be Winslow at 60, 70, or 80%; but that is a lot better than most guys in the league’s 100%.