Monday, November 13, 2006

This and That from the NFL and More...

First off, let me reiterate that I truly believe that Michael Vick is the most overrated athlete in all of sports. I know, he had two fantastic games a several weeks back and everybody said, “Wow – Michael Vick is finally getting the West Coast Offense and he’s going to be the best quarterback in the history of the NFL!” Let’s not get ahead of ourselves people…did you see what his stat line was yesterday or last Sunday?

Let me spit some numbers at you…from his last two games (both losses)

At Detroit – 17-32 for 163 yards passing with 2 INTs and a fumble…
Vs. Cleveland - 16-40 for 197 yards passing with 2 INTs and a fumble…

That’s just downright BAD.


LaDainian is the best ever. He’s one of the most incredible running backs to ever walk on this Earth. With all due respect to the Great Three – Jim Brown, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders – LT is better than everybody. He runs, he catches, he blocks, he even throws…he’s unstoppable. And when a team actually does find a way to slow him down, the Chargers offense gets the job done by throwing the ball to Antonio Gates, Keenan McCardell and the rest of the receivers…

LT is only 27 years old…he’s got almost 8,300 yards rushing, 386 career receptions in his young career with 98 total TD (rushing and receiving). And like I said earlier, the man has five passing TD’s.


Let us give the Washington Nationals and GM Jim Bowden a hand for hiring Mets third-base coach Manny Acta as their new manager.
Acta is set to replace Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the man he worked as third-base coach from 2002-04 when the Nats were still in Montreal.
Manny is just a young 37, and will be the fourth Dominican to manage in the major leagues. Felipe Alou is clearly the most recognized of the bunch and the only one to have a winning record. Felipe managed the Montreal Expos from 1992 until 2001 and most recently with San Francisco from 2003 until last season. Tony Pena managed the Kansas City Royals from 2002 until 2005 and went 198-285 and Luis Pujols went 55-100 in Detroit in 2002 after Phil Garner was fired after the first week of the season.
I’m hoping that Acta gets a good opportunity to make Washington into a winner. He’s got a great city to work in with a new ballpark opening in a few years…this could be the job of lifetime for a young manager. Good luck Manny.


Yao is on fire right now...the Rockets might be for real this season.


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