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Do the 49ers Have A Gripe About Last Night?

20130204-075716.jpgThe NFL season is over, and now all eyes turn to hoops or the impending baseball season. The Ravens were crowned champions last night after narrowly escaping what would’ve been one of the greatest comebacks in Super Bowl history. But do the 49ers have a gripe about the “holding” or “pass interference” on the 9ers last play?

HELL NO! Jim Harbaugh made himself look like a bigger ass than he already has, crying about a call that in the Super Bowl will NEVER be called. The refs were not going dictate the game. Unless it was a damn near a tackle, there was not going to be a hold called on that play. Also, if I’m not mistaken, the 49ers got the best break of the game with the power outage. If the power outage doesn’t happen, the Ravens would’ve gone up by another touchdown. Stop griping and get over it. The pass in the end zone wouldn’t have been caught, and maybe if the 49ers showed up in the first half, then they probably would’ve won.

Jozy Altidore: Getting Monkey Noises Yelled At Him, Insist the Game Goes On

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Jozy Altidore, USA and AZ Alkmaar Striker was the victim of something that still haunts the soccer world so much. During the 37th minute Altidore was inside the penalty box and was taken down, causing an FC Den Bosch player to get red carded and sent off. This sparked a group of fans to start yelling monkey noises at Altidore. The ref immediately stopped the match, but Altidore pleaded with the ref to let the game go on. Later in the match, the fans kept at it, causing the head official to take all players and refs off the field in protest. FC Den Bosch players and pleaded with the fans to stop. When fans did, the game resumed.

Altidore has been praised for his cool demeanor during the entire thing. Obviously, this isn’t the first time this has happened to him. This has happened to me as well, and I took it with a grain of salt like Jozy did, but kudos to be as calm as he was on a national stage.

Caw Caw!! Battle of the birds in the Super Bowl?

20130119-164146.jpgAfter a 2-2 week, I should not be trusted with my picks. I did not foresee the Packers playing such terrible defense and Joe Flacco doing his best Payton Manning impression. Nonetheless, here are Crazy Craig’s championship picks:

Game 1: San Francisco at Atlanta. The 49ers are good… Errr, the 49ers have a great quarterback. The overall attack of kaepernick is remarkable to watch. But the Falcons defense stopped someone who is better than Kaepernick, Russel Wilson. They will do it again this week. Falcons win: 28-21

Game 2: Tom Brady is amazing. I don’t know how he does what he does most of the time. The Pats high power offense will be ready to go! Wait… They are missing their best receiver. Uncle Ray Ray and Flacco get revenge from last year and win: 35-21

These are my crazy ass picks. To tell you the truth, I’m not confident in my picks also. What do you think?

NFL Playoffs Week 2

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After going 3-1 in the first round (stupid Andy Dalton), I’m feeling confident with my picks going into round two of the playoffs. Let’s take a look at Crazy Craig’s round two predictions:

Game one: Baltimore and Denver. Ravens won the first game confidently, with the defense leading the show, but it would’ve been a different story with Payton Manning taking the snaps. Uncle Ray Ray gets introduced to the Mile High Club by Manning, Denver wins 28-10.

Game two: Green Bay and San Francisco. The niners are beat up… And pretty bad. Their QB can’t hit their most effective weapon Vernon Davis, but he can run like hell down the field. Aaron Rodgers is playing with a chip on his shoulder, and so is the Green Bay D. Can’t take the team whose stadium I’m currently looking at. Green Bay 35- San Francisco 21.

Game three: Seattle at Atlanta. Seattle is good. And I mean REALLY good. Solid D and fast O. Atlanta has been ruled underdog all year even though they have been nearly unstoppable though. Matty Ice 28- Seattle 21

Game four: Houston at New England. The texans couldn’t get the offense started last week and only won because Dandy Andy couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn. New England is automatic when it come to the playoffs, even though the fans have the worst accent in the states. New England 42 – Houston 10.

These are the week two playoff picks, who doubts the wizard?

Dear Andy Daulton,

If you want to be an elite QB in the NFL, you have to make plays. This game was a joke. The many times that you had to make plays, you didn’t. When your tight end has four drops in the first quarter, don’t throw to him. When AJ Green doesn’t get a pass thrown to him in the first half, there is something wrong!!! When you miss an open receiver in the fourth quarter to win the game… You lost my respect.

Until next year.

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Andy Reid to the Chiefs?

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According to numerous sources around the NFL, it looks like Andy Reid will be the next coach of the Cardinals Chiefs? In the beginning of the week, it was said that Arizona had him locked up and that a Reid would be there. It seems that the Chiefs are willing to give him a lot more control of the team and the decisions and Arizona wasn’t too keen on doing that. Reid was let go by the Eagles on MONDAY, and looks to be the first of the coaches let go to land a new gig (personally, I thought Lovie would be the first.) No details of the agreement have emerged, but an update will be added when more news comes in.

 

 

NFL Playoffs Ready to Go!!!

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The NFL wrapped up its season in wild fashion yesterday, as week 17 came to an epic end as Washington beat Dallas to win the NFC East. Here is how the playoffs look starting next weekend:

NFC:

1. Atlanta 2. SF 3. Green Bay 4. Washington 5. Seattle 6. Minnesota

AFC

1. Denver 2. NE 3. Houston 4. Baltimore 5. Indy 6. Cincy

Crazy Craig’s playoff prediction:

Game 1: Saturday,4:30pm : Cincy at Houston- Rematch from a year ago, these two teams have a lot to prove. The Bengals Defense is going to be too much to handle, Cincy wins 24-14

Game 2: Saturday, 8pm: Vikings at Green Bay: Aaron Rodgers has a chip on his shoulder. A very big chip. Vikings squeaked one out in week 17, but not 18. Packers 31-Vikings 21

Game 3: Sunday, 1pm: Indy at Baltimore: Baltimore wanted this match up,  thinking that they can get to Luck early. Time and time again, Indy finds a way to win, but not this game. Baltimore wins 17-14

Game 4: Sunday, 4:30 PM:  Seattle at Washington: This is going to be the best game of the entire playoffs I think. High powered offenses squaring off against each other. Seattle’s been putting up points like crazy, and Washington has a lot of momentum going into this game, but Seattle wins 38-35.

 

There are my playoff week one predictions. Though I expect to go 4-0, I could very well go 0-4 with how close all teams are talent wise. Do you disagree with any of my choices?

 

Shocker: Fergie is Crying as Man U Ties with Swansea

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Sir Alex Ferguson is crying foul after Manchester United tied with Swansea on Sunday, ending Man U’s five game win streak and letting Man City gain points on them on the table. The 1-1 match included goals by Patrice Evra in the 16th minute for Man U and Johnathan De Guzman for Swansea in the 29th. Late in the match, is what had Fergie crying foul, when Robbie Van Persie hit the crossbar on a rocket and Swansea defense man Ashley Williams cleared the ball right into RVP’s face after the whistle had blown. Fergie said “The Van Persie situation you can clearly see that he could have been killed. He should be banned for a long time because that was the most dangerous thing I’ve seen on a football field for many years. It was absolutely deliberate. The whistle has gone, the game has stopped and he has done that right in front of the referee. He could have killed the lad.” Williams was shocked of the accusation and reacted “I was trying to clear the ball, and it hit him in his head.” Great recap Ashley.

Sir Alex, obviously frustrated with the tie, was also upset because of the late win by Manchester City versus Reading put The Citizens only 4 points back. Garerth Barry headed the ball into the back of the net from a cross from David Silva in extra time. The Reds and the Blues are back on the pitch on Wednesday taking on New Castle and Sunderland respectfully.

The Bengals are Going to the Playoffs

photosWho Dey! The city of Cincinnati is rejoicing after the Bengals knocked off the Steelers in defensive struggle 13-10. A interception on Ben Roethlisberger by Reggie Nelson with 14 seconds left, led to a 21 yard strike from Andy Dalton to A.J. Green, set up a Josh Brown 43 yard field goal to give the Bengals the win. The sloppy win gets the Bengals into the playoffs for the second year in a row, the first time that this has happened since 1981-1982. The best thing about this victory is that the Bengals did this against their rivals the Steelers and eliminated them from playoff contention.

The AFC playoff teams were determined with the Cincinnati win. The Bengals, Ravens, Texans, Patriots, Broncos and Colts. Now, if the bi-polar NY Giants decide that they want to play like a NFL team this week, the Bengals have a shot at winning the AFC North. The Ravens fans were going crazy pre game, as they were showing the end of the Cincinnati/Pittsburgh game on the big screen and they saw the Steelers eliminated.

Tebow Pissed and Sanchez… Gone?

sancheztebowHoly Balls! Stop the presses! There is a “Quarterback Controversy” in the Meadowlands. In a story that grabbed the headlines today, it appears that Tim Tebow is not happy that former Alabama star Greg McElroy got the nod over him to start on Sunday. Tebow told reporters that he is puzzled at the decision and that he was wondering what the point of trading for him was in the off-season. When asked if he had been asked to be traded, he said “I have not been asked to be traded, yet.” The yet is a big sign that he is not happy riding the bench and he thinks he can be a starter somewhere. I am trying to think of possible destinations that I could see Tebow going to, and the only one that sticks out is Arizona… and if he didn’t make it as an NLF QB, his right wing political beliefs would make him the next candidate for governor of that state.

Mark Sanchez on the other hand has lost his starting position and it seems he might have lost his spot on the Jets. The noodle armed quarterback is apparently on the trading block according to multiple reports out of New York. The issue with this is, Sanchez has $8.35 million guaranteed in 2013, and sorry, no team is going to take that on. To get rid of Sanchez, the Jets are going to have to eat a lot of that contract which will put them even further behind in the rebuilding process. Not that this is a shock to anyone that remotely likes sports, but how did the Jets really think that Sanchez was really “Sanchize”? Who green lighted the deal to sign him through 2016? It boggles my mind that someone gets paid millions of dollars to take decisions, that are terrible decisions, and they still have jobs. Well, good luck with this debacle Jets organization, even though so many of us saw this coming a mile away.

UPDATE- Sources out of New York are saying that the Jets will release Tim Tebow at the end of the year and Sanchez will be traded or released if no suitors come about (which won’t happen). McElroy will be starting QB for the Jets in the 2013 season… how do you feel about this Jets fans?

Lionel Messi… Goal King?

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2012 in football (soccer) was the year of Messi. He accomplished a feat that no man has done before.. Scores 86 goals in a calendar year. This record was held by the German Gerd Muller since 1972, and The argentine striker bested that record with a 2-1 win over Real Betis. But two nations are calling foul on this record because thy have proof that countrymen from their nation have scored more.
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Although the lions are terrible and typically deserve loses on a normal basis, today was a replay of last year when the CJ catch in the end-zone was overturned. I don’t care that Schwartz threw the challenge flag and the play wasn’t reviewed because he threw the flag… fuck that. They should have called Forsett down, his elbow/knee and pretty much anything you need to touch the ground hit, yet the officiating crew decides to keep playing. Not only is this a constant for the lions getting rammed right in the hole, its a second time during the Thanksgiving day games that an officiating call pretty much cost them the game. Don’t give me the bullshit either that they should have made the fieldgoal in OT or that so much other shit should have been done by their offense… bottom line is that a TD was counted that nobody knows if it should have been.