Friday, August 30, 2013

It's Friday, Time to Dance

Since I wrote this yesterday about Grant Hill and his fellow 2013 NBA retirees Rasheed Wallace, Allen Iverson, Jason Kidd and Tracy McGrady, I figure there's no better time to share Grant Hill and his wife doing Frank Ocean's "Thinking 'Bout You."

Friday, August 23, 2013

It's Friday, Time to Dance

This is a treasure trove of Allen Iverson mentioned in songs that I will surely access often in this space, particularly since the most exciting Philadelphia 76er of my generation recently formally announced his retirement from the NBA.

Today we kick it off with Busta Rhymes dropping A.I.'s name.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Charlie Manuel Deserved A Better Ending

Charlie Manuel Deserved A Better Ending

Thanks for everything, Charlie.

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's Friday, Time to Dance

Last night, I attended the Eagles' second preseason game at the Linc, watching the Birds top the Panthers 14-9 in a relatively boring game.

But Michael Vick looked good yet again, and Nick Foles wasn't too shabby himself. Plus, the defense wasn't as atrocious, though playing Carolina and New England are two different beasts.

One thing that was very reassuring about the game was watching LeSean McCoy look fully healthy and as lethal as ever, including an easy trot into the end zone that ended, as it always does when LeSean scores, what I like to call the "Shady Bounce."

I would really like the season to start already.

Friday, August 9, 2013

It's Friday, Time to Dance

True story: Back in college, Sundays in the fall were damn near just as exciting as Saturdays, mainly because it was the time when we could get away from the Steelers simply by putting the Eagles game on instead. And my one roommate, for all three years in which I lived with him, would blare "Gonna Fly Now," aka the Rocky theme song, before every Eagles game and get everyone insanely fired up.

This literally happened for every game that he wasn't actually attending. True story.

So with the Eagles kicking off their preseason tonight against the New England Patriots and Enrico over at The700Level coincidentally posting this this morning, it was almost as if I was back in college for a moment. If only that were the case.

Let the 2013 NFL season begin.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The 2013 Edition Of The Real Top 10 Quarterbacks In The NFL

The 2013 Edition Of The Real Top 10 Quarterbacks In The NFL

My list:
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Tom Brady
3. Drew Brees
4. Peyton Manning
5. Eli Manning
6. Matt Ryan
7. Ben Roethlisberger
8. Robert Griffin III
9. Andrew Luck
10. Joe Flacco

11. Tony Romo/Cam Newton

I kind of want to put Luck ahead of RGIII due to health and both ahead of Ben, because I hate Ben and think he benefited greatly from great run games and defense in the past, but I can't do it. The whole crowning early thing. And yes, Matt Ryan is that high for me, because Ben is older and injury-prone now, Flacco kind of sucks sometimes, then gets all awesome in the playoffs, Romo chokes too much with big turnovers, Cam hasn't done it long enough, same with RGIII & Luck.

Also, my words in the post:

10. Robert Griffin III

He’s a passer first who just so happens to be one of the fastest and best athletes on the field, no matter who he’s playing. He also has made the Washington Redskins truly relevant from a competitive standpoint instead of the laughingstock of free agency — or Dan Snyder’s expensive toy.
Why Robert Griffin III Deserves To Be On This List

While my brother from another mother and father Kenny Masenda flat out refuses to put any green quarterbacks on his list (more on this in a bit), I think you have to be almost insane to leave out a player as electric and game-changing as Robert Griffin III. Yes, he suffered a severe injury, something he dealt with at Baylor as well, and yes, his head coach showed a total lack of regard for his future by letting him limp around, but RGIII is everything you want in a field general. First off, he is talented as hell, a truly excellent passer who also can outrun a defense and cause problems with his feet. Second, he’s the perfect leader, a positive guy who always seems to enjoy himself, take command of the situation and put the pressure on himself, not his teammates. And lastly, he has made the Washington Redskins one of the handful of teams you want to watch play on Sundays (or Mondays, or Thursdays, or whatever other day the NFL decides to put games). He’s so good that football fans go out of their way to make sure and catch at least a few of his possessions, injury and crazy coach or not.

2. Tom Brady

He has the rings. He has the numbers. He has the respect of his teammates, opponents and coaches. And he just always seems to have command, proving you don’t need to be mobile to success to in the NFL.

Friday, August 2, 2013

It's Friday, Time to Dance

Anthony Adams was one of my favorite defensive linemen during his days at Penn State, and he actually was there my freshman year on an awesome line that included fellow NFLers Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Haynes. And since Penn State's kicks off in just a few weeks against Syracuse in Giants Stadium and the NFL preseason begins this weekend, why not enjoy Anthony Adams rapping about ribs?