February 2009 – Important Events

This is something new that I’m going to try to do each month. I will give each date and list important events, games and/or something in sports history that have happened on that date. I will do my best to provide at least one thing for each day. If I forget anything feel free to let me know if a comment. Without further ado, here it is: Continue reading

The Ineptitude of the Cardinals Franchise

I’m talking about the football team. The current Arizona Cardinals. The former Chicago and St. Louis Cardinals. Not the baseball team Albert Pujols plays for now.

Anyway, this is a paragraph straight from the latest Sports Illustrated, which has an article about those Super Bowl-bound Cardinals. I had to post this. It’s like 10 stats of the day in one, and just hilarious in general. So enjoy the following quoted excerpt.

“Still, coaches have enjoyed job security compared with Cardinals quarterbacks. Since 1960 the team has had 39 starting QBs. In 1950 Jim Hardy threw eight interceptions in the season opener. In late ’73 Gary Keithley had a passer rating of 0.00 in consecutive weeks. In 1981 the Cards snapped a nine-year streak without a quarterback sneak. And yet, in ’95, they allowed a 76-yard sneak to Kansas City QB Steve Bono, one of the slowest players in the league.”

That’s just downright hilarious.

NFL Fines

I don’t actually have anything to write about, but I just stumbled across this article that I found very interesting and entertaining and thought I’d share it with the WaB readers. Here’s the link:

http://www.faniq.com/blog/NFL-Fines-Dwight-Freeney-And-Darnell-Dockett-20000-Each-Blog-17569

Have a good Super Bowl weekend! And Go Vols!

Why It Is So Hard To Watch Big 10 Basketball

Watching Big Ten basketball is tough. I’m not saying all the teams are bad. I think Michigan State is pretty darn good. It’s just that the games are boring. Really boring. Thursday night the sporting world got a great example of that: Minnesota 59, Illinois 36. The score was 22-16 at the half.

How could anybody enjoy watching a team score 36 points? Illinois’ leading scorer for the game scored nine points. Nine! For everyone’s information, there are 40 minutes in a college basketball game – the Illini didn’t even crack a point a minute, let alone a basket a minute. Illinois shot 29.4% from the floor, Minnesota shot a sort-of respectable 40.8%.

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My Field of 65 Prediction

This is pretty early considering Selection Sunday isn’t for another month and a half, but I thought I’d put up a prediction just for kicks. I’m listing the teams along with what seeding I think they’ll have. Let me know what you think in a comment. Continue reading

Super Bowl XLIII

Hello again everybody, I’d like to welcome myself back seeing how it’s been about 12 days since my last post. I’d also like to say that the Steelers are clearly the better team and deserve the Super Bowl win more, but I want the Cardinals to win. I like a lot of the players on their roster and because of this I will be cheering for them. It’s also hard to write a Super Bowl preview when it seems that one of the teams is far superior, so instead of trying to explain how the Steelers are the better team or how the Cardinals can hope to upset the Steelers, I’ve decided to just compile each of the teams regular season stats and lay them out in a fashion that will make it easy for you to make your own conclusions and opinions on the matter. Continue reading

Stat of the Day (Rebounds)

I can’t imagine this has happened very often.

On Monday night, Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin – right now the top prospect for this summer’s NBA Draft – out-rebounded the entire Oklahoma State team. Griffin ripped down 19 rebounds by himself while the Cowboys only managed 16 collectively. The Sooners won the game 89-81 to improve to 20-1 this season.

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