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Tourney Update

March 29, 2009

So my live blog ended abruptly last week.  My bad.  The endless boring games started to take its toll and once The Office started, I was done.

Regardless… I did ok on day 1, shitty on day 2, but came back strong heading into the sweet 16, only losing 1 game (ignoring the 2 teams I picked to lose in the 1st round).  A strong sweet 16 lead to an even stronger elite 8, of which I picked 7 correctly (Fuck you Memphis!). Now I stand only a few days away from victory in my pool, thanks to my lame strategy of picking the chalk in the later rounds.  As it stands now, If Louisville and UNC win, I’m basically a lock (OK, not really, but its close).

Here’s hoping this won’t be a repeat of last year when I nailed 3 of the final 4, but totally fucked the championship game.  Granted, I can only correctly pick 2 of the final 4, but at least no one in my final has been eliminated (L’ville and UNC).  Luckily, almost everyone else in my pool picked Pitt or Memphis in the championship, so I’m looking good.

With the final 4 coming and Red Sox season about to begin, you should expect more blog posts.  I’m hoping once the Sox start playing every day and the B’s and C’s are playing playoff games, I’ll have much more to say.  

 

Until next time…

Currently listening to:  The Killers – Spaceman

Up next: Unboxing of my new Macbook Pro.

The Life and Times of Tim (Tebow)

January 9, 2009

Enjoy this moment Tim!

…because it wont last.

Sorry but you’ll be a shitty NFL player.  Get ready to follow in the footsteps of recent heisman winning QB’s like Troy Smith, Matt Leinart, Jason White, Eric Crouch, Chris Weinke, and Danny Wuerffel.  Sam Bradford:  the jury’s still out on you, have fun on the Lions never year.

Note to Tebow:   No running QB succeeds in the NFL.  Why? because NFL players are faster and hit harder than college players  (just ask Tavaris Jackson).  Your size and speed will be comepletely nuetralized by NFL defenses.  Look at the recent track record of run-happy QBs:  Steve McNair was probably the most successful, but he broke down early.  Vick was the most talented but never led the Falcons to anything, and is now in jail.  And then there’s the most recent, and most accurate QB comparison…

Tim Tebow is basically the white Vince Young.  Young was a great college QB, who won a national title (against a USC team that featured Reggie Bush and fellow NFL bust Matt Leinart) and gained media attention for his exciting style of play and crazy college numbers.  Like Tebow, he relied on his legs more than his arm.  Where is he now?  Mr. “Invincible” is currently riding the bench on suicide watch while a 40 year old QB who was washed up 5 years ago led his team to the best record in the AFC.  Thats a bright future to look forward to Tim!

Now don’t get me wrong, Tim Tebow was a great college player.  He put up incredible numbers on a talented Florida team and won the Heisman as a sophomore.  But lets face it, anyone could win with that team.  Chris Leak (not drafted, currently in CFL) won with that team 2 years ago.  When you play for a powerhouse football school where everyone on the field is an NFL prospect, its easy to look good.  Its easy to become overrated.

But all isn’t lost for poor Tim.  He’ll be drafted, although not in the first round.  He’ll ride the bench on a crappy team and maybe even get a chance to start.  But ultimately, his NFL career will never live up to the hype.  Luckily for Tebow, unlike most college football busts, his off the field activities could actually land him a job that doesn’t lead to prison.  Plus he has this to look forward to.

I guess it could be worse.

Currently Listenting to:  Silversun Pickups – Little Lover’s So Polite

more to come…