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Patriots Favored to Win Super Bowl XLIII

Posted by Fred on February 6, 2008

NFL Take heart, Pats fans.  You may just have become the first 18-0 team to lose a Super Bowl, but the Vegas oddsmakers have installed Brady and the Boys as odds-on favorites to win their fourth title next year.  Here’s the top 5:

Team Odds
New England 3:1
San Diego 11:2
Indianapolis 12:1
Dallas 14:1
Pittsburgh 20:1

No real surprises there, although it is clear that Vegas thinks that (a) Rivers and Tomlinson will both be back at full strength for 2008 and (b) the AFC is significantly better, or at least deeper, than the NFC, with four AFC teams in the top 5.  Read on for more…

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Cameron hired as Ravens coordinator, but why?

Posted by Fred on January 24, 2008

ravens_cameron_football_ba101 What happens when you lead a team to a 1-15 record with an offense that ranks 28th in yards, 24th in passing yards, 23rd in rushing yards and 26th in points scored?  You get a job as an offensive coordinator with the one team you managed to beat, of course.  Cam Cameron does have an offensive pedigree from his days in San Diego, and he can’t be much worse than Brian Billick, but when did it become a good idea to turn a failed head coach into a coordinator the very next season? It worked that way for Gregg Williams and for Mike Martz and now for Cam Cameron.  Hopefully things turn out better for the Ravens than they did for the Redskins and Lions.

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Really Bad Dad arrested for forcing son to wear Packers jersey

Posted by Fred on January 17, 2008


How much beer was involved in this story?

Upset that his 7-year-old son wouldn’t wear a Green Bay Packers jersey during the team’s playoff victory Saturday, a man restrained the boy for an hour with tape and taped the jersey onto him.

The boy refused to wear the jersey Saturday, when the Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks in a playoff game, [Sheriff’s Department Lt. Wayne] Smith said. Smith said the incident sounded strange when reported at first, but the mother took pictures with her cellphone and that type of evidence is difficult to dispute.

Dad ended up in jail because Mom ratted him out (which he fully deserved, of course).  What, pray tell, would he have done had the Packers lost? Maybe he should try to adopt this kid, who has worn his jersey every day since Christmas 2003.

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Dolphins choose Sparano as new head coach

Posted by Fred on January 16, 2008

OK, so who else saw this headline — Dolphins choose Sparano as new head coach — and thought this (apologies for my incredibly lame skillz):


I have no idea how Tony Sparano will be as a head coach. He probably won’t be worse than 1-15.  But Tony Soprano would be a great coach. Or at least a great motivator. Plus, as an added bonus, Dolphin starters could go to the Bada Bing, where they would be far less likely to be arrested.

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