Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints

This is the fifth installment of my 11-part playoff preview series. To read the others click on the appropriate one below:

Packers at Cardinals

Ravens at patriots

Eagles at Cowboys

Jets at Bengals

Let me first start by saying that Saturday will be a great day to watch great quarterbacks play at a high level. Peyton Manning in the late game and Drew Brees squares off against Kurt Warner in the earlier game but the Cardinals have had a short week. They played the late Sunday game last weekend and they play the early Saturday game this weekend. I don’t think it will really have much of an impact on the game, but you never know. The real question here is can lighting strike the same place twice? The place being represented by the Arizona Cardinals and the lightning being represented by an unlikely playoff run. Bad analogy? Fine, but you get the idea. This is gonna be a high-powered, high-flyin’, high-energy game that you like to see in the playoffs. Both teams are pass-happy, and score a lot of points. The Cardinals beat the Packers in this very type of game last week. Again, can lightning strike twice? Continue reading

2010 NFL Mock Draft VI (09/29)

It has been about two-and-a-half weeks since my last mock draft and we’re going to mix things up a little bit. This time around I have decided to determine my draft order based off of Bryan’s awesome new weekly post that shows exactly what the draft order would be if the season were to end today. To see how things have progressed with my 2010 mock drafts take a look back at I, II, III, IV and V. Here is the sixth installment: Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day

I just wanted to say Happy Father’s Day to all of those dads out there that read our site!

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Weller’s Five Favorite Sports

I was having a conversation with Bryan earlier today that led to the idea for this post. I said something about how schleuderball might be the best sport ever and it got me thinking about which sports are my favorites. My top four were pretty easy to pick but the fifth was a bit harder to decide on. One of them is the most popular sport in the country, one is hardly played at all in America, one is probably the least heard of sport in the world, one a lot of people have never even tried, and the last one is only a popular spectator sport every four years. Most people who read this blog can easily guess at least one of the sports, that being football. I’ve mentioned in previous posts how overwhelming the ratio is between how much I write about football and how much I write about any other sport. Continue reading

Fantasy Football

I know that to some (okay, most) of you out there the fact that I’m writing a post in mid-June about fantasy football may seem ridiculous and Bryan would agree with you. But to me, simply having just finished a fantasy draft, knowing that fantasy leagues all over the country are beginning to be organized and the simple fact that I have a fantasy team already means that the actual NFL season is less than three months away. The excitement that this induces cannot be captured by any word (or set of words) currently in existence in any human language, but I wouldn’t necessarily rule out Shyriiwook. Wow, I’m a nerd. Anyway, the point is that the NFL season is rapidly approaching and so I signed up for an early fantasy league. Continue reading

Where Might I Find Michael Vick in 2009?

Last year around this time I wrote a post (I’m actually just one week short of it being the exact same date) breaking down each team’s quarterback situation. You can check that out here. This post is going to be similar except it will be to specifically address whether or not each team has a need for Michael Vick and if they do, how much of a need it is. Some teams may need him simply because they need a quarterback, while others might be looking to use him in the Wildcat formation. Just today on ESPN.com’s NFL rumors section they said that the Redskins may be interested in Vick. I’d be interested as to what our commenter, Michael, who is a Redskins fan, thinks about this. Continue reading

Election Day

Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock, you know that it’s Election Day.  So, in the spirit of Democracy, go vote for whoever you want and then vote in the WaB Sports Election.

Our main issue?  Which sports pair would you vote for to be President and Vice President of the United States of America?

Peyton and Eli Manning

w_peytonmanning_vGIANTS MANNINGYou knew this pair was going to make an appearance, so I’ll just get it out of the way.  Peyton would take the helm, while Eli would man the Senate.  I’m pretty sure they would carry the Southern states pretty well, except maybe Alabama.  Plus, Peyton wouldn’t have to struggle for any campaign airtime on your television.  Also, these two have some entreprenurial experience as well which can only help their cause.  The Mannings would also have the perfect PR director for their firm in their Dad, Archie Manning.  Basically, if you cast your ballot for one Manning, you vote for them all.  Even you, Cooper.

Tiger Woods and Roger Federer

tiger_woodstxrogerfedererapMaybe you prefer pure dominance in your Presidential Candidates.  If that’s the case, it gets no better than Tiger Woods and Roger Federer.  We’re obviously ignoring the whole natural born citizen part, but no one here is over 35 years old either.  Anyway, these two have pretty much won everything they’ve ever entered so they had to be included.  It should also be noted that if this pair was elected, the first lady would look like this.  Not that it should have any bearing on your vote or anything.

Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin

sidney_crosby7ovechkin2Maybe it’s youthful exuberance and unlimited potential that you look for.  Crosby and Ovechkin make up the youngest pair in the running with a combined age of 44 years old (not technically old enough to run for Office, but whatever).  They also have had the burden of carrying what some consider a dying sport squarely on their shoulders for the last couple of years.  Economic crisis should be easy.  With Crosby and Ovechkin in office, we would also see relations with Canada and Russia improve dramatically, which can only be a good thing.

Michael Jordan and LeBron James

michael-jordanjames_lebron0329This one is for the people who like a nice mix of dominance, plus a little bit of the old school and a little bit of the new school.  We first thought Scottie Pippin was the best choice for VP, but upon further review, he was kind of a jerk.  Jordan is the best player ever LeBron may be in line to challenge for that crown, so by running for President, Jordan could mentor on just about everything.  Except gambling.  They wouldn’t be able to talk about gambling.  The only problem with this pairing would be this.  That little stumble might be tough to overcome.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady

333wbelichick_bill_getty_260Our last pair represents the win at all costs people.  Belichick has shown that he has no problem breaking the rules to get an advantage.  Maybe that’s how you want your country run.  Tom Brady can do most of the press conferences and public appearances since Belichick isn’t real big on those.  He also doesn’t date Gisele.  He does, however, hold goats in a nice, loving way.  Anyway, Belichick knows Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pretty well already, so that’s good.  Just imagine Belichick swearing oath in a cutoff hoodie.  Weller obviously endorses this pair.

So there you have this year’s candidates.  Choose wisely, because the fate of the free world may lie with goat boy if you don’t.

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