Monday, January 31, 2011

The Philadelphia "Vicks"

The Philadelphia Eagles will place a franchise tag on Michael Vick during the off-season, according to ESPN reports.

The tag shows all implications that Vick will be the Eagles quarterback of the future. So where does that leave Kevin Kolb?

The Eagles will entertain trade talks from teams interested in the 26-year-old quarterback, according to multiple sources.

Kolb owns a 73.2 career quarterback rating, has thrown for 2,082yrds, 11tds and 14ints while completing 60.8 percent of his passes in his career.

If Kolb is traded, Vick's backup quarterback will be Mike Kafka (as of now), the second-year quarterback out of Northwestern University. 


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Player of the Year Candidates

Each team in the NCAA has their respective basketball stars, but only the athletes who propel their teams to outstanding records become Player of the Year candidates.

The athletes who have performed at an optimal level game-in-and-game-out, and have earned the right to be a P.O.Y. candidate are Jimmer Fredette of #9 BYU, Kemba Walker of #5 UConn and Jared Sullinger of #1 OSU.

BYU's senior star, Fredette who averages 27.4pts, led his team to a 20-1, (7-0 in the Mountain West conference) start so far this season. On Jan. 27, he scored 43pts en route to a 71-58 win over the former unbeaten and #4 team in the nation, San Diego State University. He is the only player to score 40pts multiple times this season.

UConn's junior leader, Walker leads the young Huskies with 24.4ppg and has hit multiple game-winning shots for his team this year. The Huskies are 17-2 (5-2 in the Big East), and have their next Big East match up against #19 Louisville.

OSU's freshman big man, Sullinger averages17.7ppg and 10rebs in 21 games this season for the top team of all the land. The Buckeyes are the only undefeated team left (21-0, 8-0 in the Big Ten) after they showed their dominance by beating #12 Purdue 87-64 on Jan. 25. 

Each player has played consistently throughout the season, but only one player can be named the NCAA Player of the Year.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Year of the Upsets

The final four of the NFL playoffs are set, and will be underway Jan. 23.

Both the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets went on the road and beat the fourth and first seeded teams in their respective conferences during the first two weeks of the NFL playoffs. The underdogs will be looking for another upset victory on the road yet again.

The sixth-seeded Packers will visit Soldier Field to take on the second seed and Division rival Chicago Bears in this year's NFC championship game.The AFC championship match up will be between the sixth-seeded, trash-talking Jets and the second-seeded defensive minded Pittsburgh Steelers.

The NFC championship game will take place approximately at 3 p.m., and the AFC championship game will kickoff shortly after the conclusion of the Packers-Bears game.