2009 NFL Power Rankings (Week 1)

Well here are my power rankings, using the same formula that I developed last year. There are some things that are a little off because all the teams have played only one game but on the whole it’s okay. Once the teams get some realistic win percentages and the strength of schedule numbers have played out a little bit more this will really thrive. The glaring problem right now is that not a single team that lost is ahead of a single team that won. This clearly isn’t accurate but as the season progresses it will work itself out. At the very least you can look at the “Avg Rank” column to see the average ranking from a large number of reputable sources. Either way, here it is: Continue reading

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Why Florida Won’t Be As Good As Everyone Thinks

Let me first start by saying that I’m writing this because somebody challenged me to come up with a reason (or reasons) why Florida shouldn’t be ranked number one in the preseason polls. I hope Michael agrees that is a fair way to word it. The real reason I didn’t rank Florida higher in these rankings is because I’m stubborn, I’m biased, and I hate Florida. This sounded like a fun and challenging undertaking though so I put together my argument. Continue reading

Weekend Update

Bryan and I were both out of town for Fourth of July weekend and weren’t on the internet at all. There were some pretty big things that happened in the world of sports that we feel should be mentioned but didn’t have the opportunity to write full posts on. I’ll just give a quick one or two sentences about each one.

– Steve McNair was shot to death in his downtown Nashville apartment. It currently looks as though it was a murder suicide by the girl whose body was found next to his.

– Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick for his 15th Grand Slam at Wimbledon, passing Pete Sampras previous record of 14 career Grand Slam victories.

– Tiger Woods won the AT&T National this weekend. This gives Tiger 68 career PGA Tour wins, five short of Jack Nicklaus and 14 short of Sam Snead’s record 82 career wins.

– Manny Ramirez returned from suspension and hit a home run in his second game back.

– USA beat Grenada in soccer to win their first round match of the 2009 Gold Cup and will face Honduras in their second game.

– Serena Williams beat sister Venus Williams to win Wimbledon on the women’s side and then the two teamed up to win doubles.

– Three stages into the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong is currently in third. He is seven seconds behind Tony Martin and 40 seconds behind Fabian Cancellara.

– Some big name NBA free agents have agreed to terms with different teams from the ones they played with this past year. The most notable are: Ben Gordon to the Pistons, Hedo Turkaglu to the Raptors, Trevor Ariza to the Rockets, Charlie Villanueva to the Pistons, Rasheed Wallace to the Celtics, Marcin Gortat to the Mavericks, and Ron Artest to the Lakers.

– And most importantly Bryan and I got the oportunity to play two games of Schleuderball over the weekend and we won both games.

Super Bowl XLIV Odds

I found these the other day and thought I’d share them with all of you. I also decided that I’m going to use them to determine the draft order for my second 2010 mock draft. Here they are: Continue reading

2009 NFL Draft Grades

It has now been a full week since the 2009 NFL Draft ended, and I’ve already put up my first 2010 Mock Draft, which means it’s definitely about time I put up my opinion of how all the teams did. By waiting a full week, I ensure that my initial reactions are accurate and that I take into account all aspects that come into play. And speaking of taking into account all aspects, I found a very interesting site and article that I’d recommend checking out. They mathematically project the statistics for every single player in the upcoming season based on a complex set of algorithms. Those predictions will come in mid-June, but this article ranks the top 100 rookies based on how much of an impact they will make on the team they were drafted by. Continue reading

2009 NFL Prediction (4/30)

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these, and you probably thought it would be a lot longer before I did another one, with the NFL season still being over four months away. Wow, that’s a depressingly large number. I want it to start tomorrow and because of this, here I am putting out my first predictions for the 2009 NFL season. This was really hard to do with the season so far away, but I have a treat for you all tomorrow. I hope you’re excited about it; I now I am and I bet you’re going to be surprised too!

Here are my early 2009 regular season NFL predictions: Continue reading

The Best Players Not Drafted

I decided to put together a list of the best players not drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft. I’m putting them in order with the best non-drafted player first. I might redo the list later and update it, and add some players just depending on how much time I decide to put into this but I figured I would go ahead and throw my initial list up here. Continue reading

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