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  • Matt 10:02 am on January 28, 2008 Permalink

    2008 NFL Mock Draft – count us in 

    The Hazean is hosting a mock draft, and we’re bravely taking on the role of the Mangenius in this one. The Jets are one of those teams that has so many different needs, I think it’s almost pointless for them to target any specific position. They can use the help all over the field. The defense, though, was even more pathetic than the offense, so my instinct is to go for the best defensive player available when the #6 pick comes up. Chris Long would be the best-case scenario since he’s got the most experience in a 3-4. Vernon Gholston’s been jumping up draft boards lately and Mel Kiper’s got him as the Jets’ first-round pick on his mock draft. Sedrick Ellis and Glenn Dorsey are the other obvious names here, but I highly doubt that Dorsey will fall to #6, and Ellis isn’t a great fit in a 3-4 (though I read things like this and wonder if it matters).

    Some positions I’d rule out right away in the first round:

    • Wide receiver: The Jets are OK with Coles and the Cotch Rocket for another year.
    • Running back: Unless McFadden’s available. You’ve gotta at least consider him. But this O-line is so bad, I don’t know that he’ll make much of a difference.
    • Quarterback: I like Kellen Clemens a lot. Don’t forget that he was in the running for the 2006 Heisman until he broke his ankle. Pennington, if he can stomach it, will serve as a better-than-average backup.

    Jake Long’s the only OT worth taking at the #6 spot, but he won’t fall that far. Too many teams have a desperate need at that position, most notably the Rams (#2) and Chiefs (#5).

    • NFL NewsBreak 9:45 pm on February 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      We will be taking Mike Tomlin’s Steelers. See you when the draft comes around.

  • Brandon 5:07 pm on January 22, 2008 Permalink  

    One more game!!! 

    And I REALLY wish it wasn’t against those damned Giants! While the Patriots have one more game to go to become the first 19-0 team of all time, unfortunately it has to be against the team that came the closest to beating them last and a team that has beaten the Cowboys and Packers, back to back. I’ll also admit that while I don’t really like Philip Rivers (and the Chargers as a team overall after all the whining they’ve done the past few times the Patriots have beaten them), I like Eli Manning even less after all that sheisty business that the Manning family did during the 2004 NFL draft and would love to see him lose. Of course I’d also love to see the Patriots win another Superbowl! So I hope everyone has bought a "Free Randy" shirt by now and is rocking it next Sunday when the Patriots dominate the Giants.

    Prediction: Patriots 35, Giants 17

    Go Pats!

    • Brandon 5:08 pm on January 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      P.S. Never schedule a work trip so that your flight boards at halftime during your teams championship game…especially when you won’t find out who won for 8 hours!

    • TheRhymenoceros 11:49 am on January 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Giants: 27
      Pats: 21

      BUT… thats the score with under a minute left to play. Giselle…fearing for her man’s shocking loss..strips and starts running through the Giants sideline as a diversion just as Brady cocks back and delivers a 65 yard bomb to Moss for the apparent last second comeback victory..Tom Petty however stoned out of his mind starts heading across the field in a stupor thinking Giselle is Jesus incarnate, with aid from his walker, trips up Randy in midair, both slam into the ground as the ball rolls around the endzone and comes to a complete stop as the clock hits 0..the exact moment Brady’s first tear hits the turf…So

      Giants: 27
      Pats: 21

    • Hazean 12:07 pm on January 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

    • Otter 10:20 pm on February 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I admit writing this after the third quarter of the Super Bowl, but it looks like the Giants are crushing your hopes of the Pats going 19-0.

  • Brandon 10:36 am on January 14, 2008 Permalink

    What a weekend for the Patriots! 

    Honestly, could things have worked out any better for the Patriots this weekend? First of all, they win their own game against a tough Jacksonville team, but then the Colts lose to the Chargers! The even better part about that is that the Colts didn’t go down without a fight. In fact, they injured Philip Rivers and LaDainian Tomlinson. If these two guys are still hampered by injury this coming weekend, I have to predict a similar outcome to the week 2 matchup when the Patriots put a hurting on the Chargers, 38-14.

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    • Matt 11:22 am on January 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      TO planned to cry, and did a terrible acting job. Oh, and by the way TO: God’s a Bills fan.

    • Chris 1:41 am on January 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply


  • Matt 10:24 am on January 4, 2008 Permalink  

    I haven't even heard one yet… 

    …and I’m already sick of all the Tony Soprano jokes we’re going to be treated to by Boomer, Kornheiser, and that greasy moron who arbitrarily pushes buttons on Around the Horn. Why, you ask, are we going to be hearing so many jokes involving Tony Soprano and the excellent HBO drama named after his fictional family?

    Because the Dolphins plan to offer their head coaching job to this guy:

    Tony Sparano... or Soprano?

    His name? Tony Sparano. Close enough for Keyshawn!

    • Brandon 4:32 pm on January 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      You must have missed the “Mayne Event” segment on ESPN about a month ago where they did the whole Saprano’s interview and reenactment, etc. Luckily the guy is not a player, as Chris Berman would have a verbal orgasm every time he got to say Tony “Saprano” Sparano.

  • Matt 5:17 pm on January 2, 2008 Permalink  

    Are you in a playoffs fantasy league? 

    If you’re participating in a league with friends (or one of those online contests) that applies fantasy rules to playoff football, we’d love to hear about it. Use the comment portion of this post to share your experiences and recommendations.

    This year, I’m giving CBS Sportsline’s "Playoff Challenge" a try. It seems pretty straightforward – pick some players each week (each of whom is worth a certain number of "units"), keep your total number of units under 300, and then hope for the best. Unfortunately, there’s only one prize, $5,000 to the person who does the best. Seems kinda lame, but whatever, it’s free. For week 18, I’m going with:

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    • Brandon 11:20 pm on January 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Matt Hasselbeck
      Earnest Graham
      Brandon Jacobs
      Joey Galloway
      Hines Ward
      Antonio Gates
      Nate Kaeding
      San Diego Chargers

    • Bryan 10:21 am on January 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Did you guys start a league on NFL.com or ESPN? If you did not, a FF Geek league for the playoffs would have been fun! Great site! Bryan

    • Bryan 10:32 am on January 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry, just checked FF Librarian and see you guys are in her league. Here is my roster:

      Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 67
      Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 33
      Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 69
      Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 32
      Engram, Bobby WR SEA 33
      Miller, Heath TE PIT 22
      Scobee, Josh K JAC 14
      Buccaneers, DST DST TB 27
      Total Units 297

      Lets hope Eli does not connect with Plaxico on a long hook-up for my sake. Thanks again for the knowledge all season long. Bryan

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