Another G+ test.
Who’s going out tonight for some libations with friends?
Happy Thanksgiving to all the 215ers out there.
This is a test post for a Google+ experiment.
Lets GO JETS! J-E-T-S, JETS, JETs, JETS.
Jets beat the Giants.
We beat the Cowboys.
We beat the Redskins.
Giants beat the Cowboys.
I like our odds. COME ON DREAM TEAM!
The off-season in the NFL is the best opportunity for teams to prepare for the upcoming season. To strengthen, to improve, and in some cases, to shape a new roster are some of the movements that take place before the preseason begins.
Also, the Eagles lost 15 of their 22 starters last season. Now they are making a young team with big future projections.
For this season, the Eagles will not have quarterback Donovan McNabb, the protagonist of the greatest decade in team history. McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins, and this is certainly regarded by many as a bad decision by the Eagles and a great opportunity for the Redskins.
After the departure of McNabb, Kevin Kolb will be the starting quarterback for the upcoming season, and I think Kolb will have a great group of receivers made up of WR DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and Hank Baskett.
On the other hand, one of the main goals of the Eagles is to strengthen their defensive line if they want to catch up with the Dallas Cowboys. The toughest games for the Eagles will be against the Cowboys and the New York Giants on consecutive dates in December.
And that is why in the draft the Eagles selected DE Brandon Graham and Daniel Te’o’Nesheim. Also they signed Darryl Tapp and already have the DT Brodick Bunkley and Mike Patterson.
Last season the Eagles were ranked No. 11 in total offense, taking into account that Philadelphia has one of the most complete tight end in the NFL, Brent Celek. Celek became the starting tight end in the 2009 season.
It seems that for this upcoming season, Philadelphia will arrive with a new identity. On offense, there will be many new features, while they will also have a renewed defensive line.
Finally, taking into account all the changes that were made by the Eagles and Coach Andy Reid’s experience, I think that the Eagles will have some success on the season and could claim the second spot in the NFC East.
Check out ESPN.com for more Philadelphia Eagles news.
Bet : Over – 2 units
Ok peoples, long time no post. But heres what I’ve been up to lately. I do some sports betting on the side. And I’ve found a system coined by Mark Cuban and this other dude (sources to be given later).
I sold some text links on another site of mine to a prominent online sports book, and instead of exchanging cash, he set me up with a sports betting account loaded and ready to roll. Now I had done my fair share of betting in college and was never really successful, usually came out even, but nothing special.
Now I’m finally making a good living and always wanted to get back into doing some sports betting on the side. I figure I watch games daily and might as well make it interesting ya know. I had also recently read an article written by Mark Cuban about a sports betting hedge fund theory (http://blogmaverick.com/2004/11/27/my-new-hedge-fund/).
I took it and ran with it. I followed this other guys betting strategy and haven’t looked back (http://thenats.blogspot.com/2004/12/fool-proof.html).
Read more sources and getcha game up and start following. I will from this day moving forward, document my bets here on the 215. Read, watch and learn people.
So I’m all excited about A.I.’s return and I finally sit down to watch a full game and Jesus Christ, this is brutal to watch. Kevin Durant just blew by Elton Brand and made him look silly. Thaddeus looks like a deer in the headlights out there. Sammy D hasn’t had a rebound in the second half I think. Awful…
And they hired Eddie Jordan to DO THIS. Gimme a freaking break.
Bill Green is absolutely awful by the way. Why is everyone in the national media talking about Lou Williams being replaced by A.I. yada yada yada? Bill Green is the one that needs replacin’. He is absolutely terrible. He plays no defense, sets phantom screens (the ones where you act like you’re going too and make no physical contact with the opponent your apparently screening) and shoots way too much.
So hey, why dont we sign A.I. and sit Bill Green and give his shots to A.I. Then when Lou Will comes back our starting five will look like this:
PG – Lou Williams
SG – Allen Iverson
SF – Andre Iguodala
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Elton Brand
Obviously going small but that should be somewhat formidable in the East. At least to make the playoffs.
PS squared – Does Eddie Jordan have braces??
I had the pleasure of attending the Sixers Celtics game on Tuesday night to take in my first live action of the 2009 NBA season. I was brought by Chris actually, the other writer of this site.
We sat in a pretty decent club box roughly at center court and had a great view for this battle of Atlantic division rivals. Although I really didnt expect much of a battle, as the Celtics are sporting one of the most ridiculous starting 5s in NBA history. Its like a late 90s – early 2000s All-Star lineup.
So I grab a beer for my girlfriend and myself and we take out seats and say hello, yada yada yada. Finally get settled and Chris points out that we are directly behind the local press row and the 76ers television announcer himself, Mr. Marc Zumoff.
Zumoff is a local hero of sorts, as he is the only voice I have ever heard call 76er games, since I can ever remember. Ok so it was only since 1994, but in my life, more then half of it has been listening to this man call basketball games. His patented sayings, better known as Zumoffisms, bring life and excitement to what others would describe brutal or lackluster seasons, to which many of us Sixer fans can attest to.
So back to the Celtics game… Halftime came and I was able to catch Mr. Zumoff exiting press row to catch a stretch. I spoke up and cracked a quick joke mentioning how he’s getting screwed as management has recently moved him up from courtside and he’s sitting back with all of us.
He smiled and kept the joke going.
As he was returning to his seat to get ready for the second half I was heading back the aisle to grab a fresh beverage and was able to make eye contact with Mr. Zumoff. I told him I was a long time listener and a huge fan of his work.
I wanted to write this becauase this man was nice enough to take the time out of his short halftime break (20 mins) to chat with me and that he appreciated the kind words.
A great man, a great announcer, a class act in my book.
Keep the Zumoffisms coming Marc. If you see this and get a minute, check out the comments on the link above on Zumoffisms. Your fans have spoken.