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Friday, December 30, 2016


There are just two days left of 2016 and this promises to be a great weekend for football. Whether you are a college or NFL fan this is the weekend you have been waiting for.

In college bowl season has already begun, but Saturday the college football playoff begins. Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State and Clemson battle for the right to the national championship game in Glendale Arizona. Both games should be competitive despite what the critics say about Washington.

In the other game Ohio State plays Clemson and that should be the game of the weekend in college football. Ohio State and Alabama will then play for the national championship of college football.

In the NFL it is week 17 and for some teams like the Dallas Cowboys nothing matters because they are already in the playoffs and clinched the overall number one seed. Teams such as the Cardinals are not going to make the playoffs so they are playing for pride Sunday.

But for a few other teams everything is on the line Sunday. The Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions battle to call themselves NFC North champions and earn a playoff berth. The Washington Redskins play the New York Giants, they win and they are in and the loser of Detroit Green Bay is out.

Both games should be good games New York doesn't really have much to play for, other than keeping their division rival out of the playoffs. It will be close but I see Washington pulling off narrow Victory and becoming the sixth seed in the NFC Playoff Picture.

And the other Marquee game in the NFL Detroit and Green Bay will be a battle to the end. This in my opinion will be the best NFL game of the weekend. Detroit has had a great season but I see it ending with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers remaining hot and going into the playoffs on a roll as NFC North champions.

Whether you decide to watch just college or just NFL or all of the games sit back and enjoy and have a Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


We are in week 17 of the NFL. That means it's time to start talking playoffs. In the AFC the six teams are set. But in the NFC there are still two spots up for grabs.

The game that everybody will be talking about is the Detroit Lions against the Green Bay Packers. The winner is the NFC North champion and the loser possibly misses the playoffs.

The Washington Redskins control there own destiny.  A win against division rival New York Giant's and they are the sixth and final seed in the playoff bracket.

No matter who you root for this playoff season promises to be an exciting one.  Next week I will preview the playoffs but to give you a bit of a spoiler my Super Bowl champ pick will come out of the NFC!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Many of you already know Michael Floyd was arrested for DUI last week and cut by the Arizona Cardinals a few days later. I was going to leave this one alone and not write about it, then the video of his arrest was released.

Michael Bidwill told the media that they released Michael Floyd because of his unwillingness to show any remorse and the way he handled the arrest.

The video of the incident was released by Scottsdale Police last night and it backs up what Bidwill says. Floyd looked very drunk and his explanation was terrible, he had no excuse for as drunk as he was to be driving. He told police that he had one glass of wine started drinking at 7 and finished at 8 but it was 3 a.m. in the morning when he was pulled over and you can tell he hadn't stopped drinking.  He also had a blood alcohol level of .217.

Floyd is an adult and should be held accountable for his actions. I feel the Cardinals handled the situation well and I wish him the best but I'm glad that they cut him. It sets a precedent that the Cardinals are not willing to put up with this sort of off-the-field activity.

Floyd was signed by the New England Patriots. Cardinal fans are now upset because he was sent to a Super Bowl contender. But don't forget he has had a sub par season and I don't think he helps the Patriots very much.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Today's Tidbit comes to us from the boxing world.  This past Saturday we saw 51 year Bernard Hopkins end is great career with a knock out loss to Joe Smith Jr.

But did you know that boxing has a rich history dating back to 688 B.C.?

That's right the sport has been around longer than all of us combined and judging by the scheduled fights for 2017 it's not going anywhere.

Monday, December 19, 2016


This weekend was full of excitement in the sports world.  We start in the NFL.  The Arizona Cardinals continued there disappointing season with another loss. This time it was the New Orleans Saint's beating them 48-41 in a very exciting game. The Cardinals now are officially eliminated from the playoff picture.

In the NBA the Suns lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night 114-101.  The Suns continue to struggle this season with a 8-19 record.

The Arizona State men's basketball team was beaten by New Mexico State 81-70.  The Sun Devils are 6-5 and look to get back in to the win column when they face tenth ranked Creighton on December 20.

Not all the teams in Arizona were win less this weekend.  The Arizona Wildcats defeated the Aggies of Texas A&M on Saturday 67-63 to improve to 10-2 on the season.  They are currently ranked # 19 in the country.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


If you ask who is the most disappointing team in the NFL thus far this season most of the answers you will get is the Arizona Cardinals.

At 5-7-1 the Cardinals have been eliminated from the playoffs.  That is very disappointing when they were picked to be one of the league's best this year,  many even had them penciled in as Super Bowl  participant.  They were in the NFC tittle game a year ago.  So why has this season been such a disappointment for the Arizona Cardinals?

This is a question that stirs up much debate but for me the answer is simple, Bruce Arians.

Ever since coming to Arizona he has been placed on a pedestal in Arizona sports and for most of his tenure rightfully so.  But to me this year he was on the "no biscuit" end of his popular phrase,  "no risk it, no biscuit".

Arians hasn't taken the risks he took last year and it shows with the teams record.

This will be called the most disappointing season ever for the Arizona Cardinals.  Fans will debate who to blame but at the end of the day the responsibility falls on head coach Bruce Arians.