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NFL: Super Bowl Sunday

Eli Manning

Over the last several years, we’ve seen football teams get “hot” at the end of the year. As a matter fact, the New York Giants are the best example of a team that was wallowing in mediocrity and somehow got it together four years ago. They did that same thing this year. They were 6-6. People were laughing at Eli Manning and his characterization of himself as an elite quarterback. Many in New York were calling for Tom Coughlin to be fired.

The defensive coordinator and the offensive coordinator were under fire all year long. Yet, somehow, they put together a string of wins and now sit as champions of the NFC.

Tom Brady

The New England Patriots had different struggles. Their offense was simply okay. Their defense was abysmal. They got rid of Albert Haynesworth and slowly began to play better team defense. Their offense still struggles at times but, midway through the season, they started to play more consistent football. There were glimpses of the old, super successful New England Patriots. When New England went to Denver and gave Tim Tebow and his Broncos beat down, that harkened back to the New England Patriots a few years ago. Early in the season, New England played Buffalo and had an uncharacteristic day. Tom Brady threw four interceptions. The New England Patriots lost. This was a theme that we would see throughout the season. If they took care of the ball then New England had an excellent opportunity to win. If they didn’t take of the ball, New England would have a difficult time winning. When New England played the New York Giants in week nine, we saw the same pattern. Tom Brady had a sack fumble. He also had a couple of interceptions. The New England Patriots lost that game.

Unlike in years past, there’s not a defensive juggernaut at the Super Bowl. Both of these defenses can be extremely vulnerable to either the pass or the run. The question for this Super Bowl is which offensive line will dominate. The offensive line that dominates will lead their team to victory. Both quarterbacks can hit wide-open receivers. Both quarterbacks can read defenses extremely well. The key to this game, in my opinion, is the offensive line. I believe that the offensive line of the New York Giants will hold up better and give Eli Manning just a fraction more time. That’s all you need in the NFL, just a fraction more time. The key to a possible Giants victory is the play of the tremendous defensive front four. If they dominate‚Ķ Tom Brady will become frustrated. He needs a clean pocket. They need to consistently apply pressure and alleviate some of the stress on their subpar secondary.

My predictions over the last several weeks have been awful. There’s no other way to categorize them. Yet, like a punchdrunk fighter, I keep predicting anyway. I give a slight edge in this game to New York Giants.

By |2012-02-04T13:58:03-04:00February 4th, 2012|NFL|Comments Off on NFL: Super Bowl Sunday

Obama's Birth Certificate

A small faction of right-wing knuckleheads have been doggedly investigating Senator Barack Obama’s birth. “Investigating” may be a strong word that may be better characterized as generating rumors and lies. One of my readers was even sucked into this trap.

They say that Obama was born not in Hawaii, but elsewhere. They have no proof but they look at the 1961 birth certificate and say that it is a fake. Their champion is Jerome Corsi, who has been touting this idea on national television.

Thankfully, FactCheck.org has done their homework and looked at Obama’s birth certificate. They have verified the raised the seal. The birth certificate has even been verified by Jerome Corsi’s own publisher, WorldNetDaily. They recently wrote:

However, FactChecker.org says it obtained Obama’s actual birth certificate and that the document was indeed real. The site discredited some of the claims of Internet bloggers, such as that the certificate as viewed in a scanned copy released by Obama’s campaign lacked a raised seal. FactChecker.org also established that many of the alleged flaws in the document noted by bloggers were caused by the scanning of the document.

A separate WND investigation into Obama’s birth certificate utilizing forgery experts also found the document to be authentic. The investigation also revealed methods used by some of the bloggers to determine the document was fake involved forgeries, in that a few bloggers added text and images to the certificate scan that weren’t originally there. (more… )

By |2008-08-27T23:09:37-04:00August 27th, 2008|Election 2008|Comments Off on Obama's Birth Certificate

Cut and Run is a fair characterization of the Dems

From RS:

United States President George W. Bush today claimed that a less “sophisticated vocabulary” than that used by Democrats justified his characterization of their Iraq policy as “cut and run.”

Bush made the comments at a news conference in the White House Rose Garden this morning –

QUESTION: One of the things Democrats complain about it is the way you portray their position —

BUSH : Oh, really?

QUESTION: — in wanting to fight the war on terror. They would say you portray it as either they support exactly what you want to do or they want to do nothing.

BUSH : Hmm.

QUESTION: We hear it in some of your speeches. Is it fair to portray it to the American people that way?

BUSH : Well, I think it’s fair to use the words of people in Congress or their votes. [Laughs.] The vote was on the — on the Hamdan legislation, do you want to continue a program that enabled us to interrogate folks or not?

And all I was doing was reciting the votes. I — I — I would — I would cite my opponent in the 2004 campaign when he said there needs to be a date certain from which to withdraw from Iraq. I characterize that as cut-and-run because I believe it is cut and run. In other words, I’ve been using their votes or their words to characterize their positions.

QUESTION: But they don’t say “cut and run.”

BUSH : Well, they may not use “cut and run,” but they say “date certain” as to when to get out before the job is done. That is cut and run. You know, I — nobody’s accused me of having a real sophisticated vocabulary. I understand that. And maybe their — their words are more sophisticated than mine, but when you pull out before the job is done, that’s cut and run as far as I’m concerned. And that’s cut and run as far as most Americans are concerned.

And so yeah, I’m going to continue reminding them of their words and their votes.

By |2006-10-11T19:47:07-04:00October 11th, 2006|Election 2006|Comments Off on Cut and Run is a fair characterization of the Dems
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