Saturday, January 16, 2021

Kyrie Irving One Of A Kind Guy

 Kyrie Irving is one guy I cannot really figure out. He is very talented, but it seems he always has issues. When he was paired with Lebron James in Cleveland they created a duo that was tough to beat. They won a NBA Championship together, but it seemed that wasn’t enough for Kyrie. Irving and Lebron seemed to have friction in Cleveland towards the end and Kyrie asked to be traded. He was traded to Boston and it was a disaster on many fronts.

In Boston, Kyrie got hurt and he did not seem to gel with his new teammates at all. He was not in Boston long before he moved to Brooklyn and he said he was glad to be there. Kevin Durant signed with Brooklyn and it looked like Kyrie had the perfect running mate. Kyrie got hurt again in 2020 and played limited games. Fast forward to 2021 and it seems Kyrie has lost interest in playing basketball. He seems to be focused on other things, not basketball.

The one thing that we can make from Kyrie is no one really understands him but himself. When it seems we got him figured out he changes the rules once again. Kyrie without a doubt is very talented and can carry an NBA team. Getting his head there for 82 games seems to be a real problem these days.

No matter what people think of Kyrie Irving he is super talented and all we can do is hope he gets his life together real soon. If he doesn’t the NBA has lost a very good talent way too soon. Only Kyrie really knows and he is not telling anyone it seems, so I guess we will just have to wait to see.


Saturday, January 9, 2021

NFL Wildcard Game Predictions January 9, 2021

 It's Wildcard weekend and it's time for playoff football are you ready. I know I am as playoff football is always exciting to watch. Let's take a look today at Saturday's games.

First up is Indianapolis vs Buffalo which is an interesting game, Buffalo is letting in around 12,000 fans I heard. If this is true the Bills Mafia should be out in force in this one. Indy must play ball-control offense and limit the number of times Josh Allen gets the ball. In my opinion, that really is the only chance Indy has to keep it close. Right now Josh Allen is the hottest quarterback in the AFC and slowing him down is tough so you must limit his touches in the game. We like Buffalo 34-17 in this game.

The next game up is the Los Angeles Rams vs the Seattle Seahawks. Jarred Goff is hurt and no one knows if he will start or play at all. If Goff does not play I really cannot see the Rams having must of a chance in this one. The Rams' powerful defense can keep Seattle at bay but not the whole game. We like Seattle and Russell Wilson 21-17 in this one.

In the nightcap, we will see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traveling to Washington to take the Washington Football Team on. Tom Brady has gotten better as the year has gone along and Mike Evans might not play for the Buccaneers. Even without Evans, the Buccaneers have plenty of weapons. The Washington Football team is great on defense, but horrible on offense. The only chance Washington has is to pressure Brady and get turnovers. If that does not happen look for it to be a route. We like Tampa 34-7.




Friday, January 1, 2021

Alabama Shows Notre Dame Why They Are Favored To Win It All

 There was a reason Alabama was favored by double digits they are simply that good. Notre Dame should not be ridiculed for not being able to beat Alabama this year, no one has to this point. Alabama has great players at the skill positions. Quarterback Mac Jones makes smart decisions and that helps fuel this offensive juggernaut.

Maybe the only weakness on defense is their inability sometimes to stop the teams. This season The Crimson Tide defense has surrendered a lot of points which is usually not the case with Nick Saban-coached teams. The problem is their offense and no one has really had an answer on how to stop Alabama's offense this season.

Notre Dame has nothing to be disappointed about as Alabama is a much better team. Brian Kelly has only so many weapons and cannot right now compete with the likes of Alabama. Notre Dame must keep building and know they are getting closer, just not this year.



Monday, December 28, 2020

Redskins End The Dwayne Haskins Project After Just Two Years

 Dwayne Haskins time has ended which should not come as a surprise to anyone in the NFL. When Haskins was drafted No. 15 by the Redskins they were warned to bring him along slowly. In college, his coaches told the Redskins he needed work, but could eventually be a good quarterback but needed time. Most people thought Haskins should have stayed another year at Ohio State which Haskins would have benefited from for sure.

Haskins made a lot of mistakes along his journey in Washington. From not preparing like he should for NFL games to visiting a strip club. Washington really did not have much of a choice they needed to cut ties with Haskins. What's next for Haskins? A fresh start is exactly what he needs. A change of scenery and time to reflect on what happened in Washington is what Haskins needs.

There will be an NFL team that gives him another chance. Time away is what he needs right now to clear his head and become a better man and player as well. Let's hope Dwayne Haskins has learned from his mistakes and will come back better and ready to help a football team again.




Sunday, December 27, 2020

Browns Had Chance To Make Playoffs Against Lowly Jets But Lose A Game They Should Have Won

 The Cleveland Browns have had a crazy last 36 hours and it ended with a loss to the lowly New York Jets by a score of 23-16. Cleveland was shorthanded as many offensive players were in Covid-19 protocol and did not make the trip to New York. Did the Browns miss these players? Yes, but you still have to win with who you have on the team. The sad part is Cleveland came out and looked like a team that had nothing to play for at all. The New York Jets looked like the hungry team that had something to play for even though they did not.

Baker Mayfield struggled throughout the game missing open receivers and turning the ball over. When you do those two things you really do not have much chance of winning. Cleveland did not run the ball very well against a Jets team that was horrible on defense and missing players as well. All in all, Cleveland was not prepared for this game at all. The play calling was questionable at best as well. Running the ball is what Cleveland does well, but was abandoned way to early in my opinion.

Now the Browns must win against Pittsburgh and hope they get some help along the way. If they do not it will be another year the Browns miss the playoffs. At least this season the Browns have been competitive that is something they can build on if they miss the playoffs this season.




Friday, December 25, 2020

Justin Fields Snub And Who Should Win The Heisman Trophy

 The Heisman Trophy finalists were announced and some surprises did come out of it to some people. For me, it went as I expected. Justin Fields who was an early Heisman front runner did not even make the final cut. I know Ohio State Buckeye fans are not happy with this, but in reality, it's correct. In the last few weeks, Fields has not played as well as he did when he started. This is why he did not make it into the Top 4 and it should fuel him against the Clemson Tigers.

Here are the Final Four Finalists:

1. Trevor Lawrence

2. Mac Jones

3. DeVonta Smith

4. Kyle Trask

All four players are very good and well-deserving of the award. People ask me who I like If I had a vote and it's really about winning and that is the bottom line. Trevor Lawrence has a 34-1 record as a starter and that is tough to dismiss. He missed two games this year and Clemson did not look the same on the field. He brings so much to the table. He's my pick for the Heisman Trophy.



Wednesday, December 16, 2020

NBA Pre-Season Schedule December 16, 2020

NBA Schedule December 16, 2020


CAVALIERS

KNICKS

7:30PM


BULLS

THUNDER

8:00P


TRAIL BLAZERS

NUGGETS

9:00PM


LAKERS

SUNS

9:00PM



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