Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Prediction

This is a pretty difficult decision to make for this year's Super Bowl. Green Bay and Pittsburgh are pretty evenly matched. They both have good quarterback play, strong defenses, and good coaching. It'll be a close game and there will be a lot of back and forth.

I feel the team that brings it defensively will win. I think Aaron Rodgers has the capability to pick on the Steelers' secondary if he's given enough time. Key word is if. The Packers' offensive line is suspectible to giving up sacks, so that matchup will be key. Same goes for the Steelers' offensive line. I hate to sound cliche-ish but this game will be won in the trenches. The loss of Maurkice Pouncey is a big one for Pittsburgh.

After all that, my pick is Pittsburgh 21-17.

Some Good News For A Change

Normally on the night before the Super Bowl or in the wee hours of the morning there's always some bad news about one of the participating players. Stanley Wilson, Eugene Robinson, and Barrett Robbins come to mind. But this story has a different twist.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Jarius Wynn and his wife have welcomed a baby boy into this world on Super Bowl Sunday. Something worth more than a Super Bowl ring.

Wynn played in the first two Packers playoff wins against Philadelphia and Atlanta. He was inactive against Chicago in the NFC Championship. There's no word on whether he'll be active for the Super Bowl against Pittsburgh. I'm sure he'd love to be playing, but I know right now he has the greatest feeling in the world.

Quote Of The Week: Eddie Sefko

Not so much of a quote, but a headline. Eddie Sefko from the Dallas Morning News was blogging on the Boston Celtics/Dallas Mavericks game Friday night and was disappointed with Brendan Haywood's performance.

Brendan Haywood getting schooled by some dude.

Some dude was Boston Celtics deep reserve center Semih Erden, who normally wouldn't play if Shaq wasn't hurt right now. 

Charlie Bell Arrested For DUI

When will these professional athletes and entertainers learn that it's easier to call a cab than to collect a DUI award. Ex-Michigan State Spartan and current Golden State Warrior Charlie Bell found this out the hard way. My question has always been, why don't you just catch a cab instead of taking the chance on being busted by the cops? I know you're not that stupid.

Bell was busted early Friday morning.  A CHP officer arrested Bell about 2:45 a.m. on Lakeshore Avenue, near Oakland's Lake Merritt, CHP Officer Sam Morgan said. Bell was booked at a downtown Oakland jail, where he remained for about four hours before being picked up by teammate Reggie Williams.

Damn, good looking out by Reggie Williams. He got up in the middle of the night to pick up a drunk teammate from jail. He must've not had anything going on that night, or he was resting up from the game the Warriors just played. Something you should have been doing Charlie. Next time lay off the sauce and if you don't call a cab or catch the bus or something. You're not the highest paid player in the league, but you get guaranteed money. Invest some of that cheaply and wisely.