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83 Predictions for 2011 that Should Happen but Probably Won’t

Posted by mvetack on January 6, 2011

  1. Matt Bonner starts an international sandwich chain called Red Rockets
  2. Rasheed Wallace or Robert Horry hits the game winning shot in the NBA finals
  3. Jimmy Fallon becomes the face of late night, with Questlove right there by his side
  4. The Heat face off against the Spurs in the NBA Finals and break every TV rating record
  5. Space Jam is re-released in 3D
  6. NFL Redzone is offered online for a discounted price
  7. Michael Vick graces the cover of Madden 12 and two weeks after release it is deemed illegal to use Vick because of his dominance
  8. NHL games will be shown  two or three times a week on ESPN, FOX, NBC, or CBS (not all of us have VERSUS)
  9. MMA fights will lead SportsCenter more than ten times
  10. A batch of young exciting boxers and a newly implemented plan for boxing gets people excited about it again
  11. Three More NBA Super Teams (Heat) are formed
  12. Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan face off in the octagon
  13. Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan have a much needed rematch in the octagon
  14. Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan have a third and final fight in the octagon to settle the score
  15. Technology allows Ted Williams to return to baseball
  16. Ted Williams 2.0 signs the largest contract in baseball history
  17. Prince Fielder endorses baseball pajamas
  18. One of the major sports adds a new team called the Zombies
  19. Chipper Jones announces his retirement and takes over as Manager
  20. Manu Ginobli finishes in the top 3 in the MVP voting
  21. Slam Magazine becomes a weekly mag
  22. US Mens Soccer ranks 1st in the World
  23. Fatheads drop in price by 50%
  24. College Football implements a 16 team playoff
  25. Bill Raftery opens a traveling Onions! Stand to sell Raft’s Onion rings on location of college basketball games
  26. 2002 MLB All Star game that ended in a tie will finally be decided as all players from the game are brought back to play some more extra innings
  27. Brett Favre and Jenn Sterger go head to head on Dancing with the Stars
  28. Kevin Durant is selected for NBA 2k12’s cover
  29. A clueless mom fills out a perfect NCAA Bracket
  30. The Colts figure out how to run the ball and stop the run
  31. Steroids are nowhere to be found in all levels of sports
  32. EA Sports loses its monopoly on NFL licensing in video games
  33. LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, and Blake Griffin all participate in the Dunk Contest
  34. Jim Mora’s “Playoffs?” and Allen Iverson’s “Were talkin Practice” press conferences are never referenced ever again
  35. Stuart Scott steps down from ESPN and or he stops the mid 90’s middle schooler act
  36. Jack Johnson performs a 2 hour long halftime show at the Super Bowl
  37. Backbreaker Football 2 comes out and is twice as good as the first one (if you have yet to check out the first BackBreaker game please stop reading and check it out now)
  38. Aroldis Chapman becomes a dominate starting pitcher and loses no velocity on his fastball
  39. Keene State College gets a football team
  40. The Yellow Line is no longer “Unofficial”
  41. The Cubs play baseball in October
  42. All Networks decide that fans running onto the field is suitable for us to watch
  43. Michael Jordan shows us all he’s still got it by competing and winning the 3pt contest
  44. Baseball cards become more popular than video games
  45. Neither the Celtics or Lakers make it to the NBA Finals
  46. Peyton Manning is elected into the Hall of Fame
  47. I in game dunk in a men’s league game
  48. SBnation.com starts a magazine
  49. Ron Artest plays in the NFL
  50. Brandon Marshall plays in the NBA
  51. Wesley Matthews will be a household name
  52. ESPN on NBA’s halftime show coffee shop table will get even smaller and more uncomfortable
  53. I will pick up a bigger interest in and follow college baseball
  54. Dick Vitale and Bill Raftery call a game together
  55. The Dunk Contest is amazing
  56. Ron Artest wins Kobe his 6th NBA Finals ring and gets another minute on the mic post game
  57. Pau and Marc Gasol will get a reality tv show, and it will be great
  58. Tim Tebow quickly becomes a top ten quarterback in the NFL
  59. Baseball holds a Home Run Derby for pitchers during its All Star Break
  60. The Pitchers Home Run Derby will be called the Chicks Dig the Long ball Competition
  61. Micah Owings wins the inaugural Chicks Dig the Long ball Competition
  62. Andrew Bynum, Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, Blake Griffin, and Yao Ming stay healthy for over a year
  63. Reggie Bush becomes an every down back and wows us on a weekly basis like he did at USC
  64. Patrick Roy coaches a Stanley Cup level NHL team
  65. The new NFL playoff overtime rules will be used at least once
  66. The Mets win the World Series
  67. The Broncos win the Super Bowl
  68. The Bulls win the Finals (ignore Heat vs Spurs prediction)
  69. The Avalanche win the Stanley Cup
  70. North Carolina wins the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship
  71. Notre Dame football goes undefeated
  72. Vince Young beats the Titans in the playoffs
  73. A 16 seed beats a one seed in the Big Dance
  74. The Basketball Jones tv show airs in the United States
  75. Half court and beyond shots are counted at 4 points
  76. 55 plus yard FGs are counted as 4 points
  77. A Goalie scoring is counted as 2 goals
  78. A pitcher hitting a Homerun is counted as 2 runs
  79. The Olympics announce three on three basketball as its newest Olympic sport
  80. HD tv, like color tv before it, is available for free
  81. The Red Sox and Yankees have a benches clearing brawl resulting in 9 total broken bones
  82. Tommy Heinsohn agrees with a call against the Celtics
  83. And Finally, YOUR favorite team wins the big game
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The Alphabet game

Posted by mvetack on October 19, 2010

Heres a little thing I saw on SBnation.com (a great website by the way).  They do review of the sports weekend using the alphabet.  So I am taking a shot at it.  Here we go!

A is for Andrei Arshavin. Andrei Arshavin is interviewed for Arsenal TV and answers some non soccer related questions with some interesting answers.  Take a look.

B is for Benched. The Carolina Panthers are going back to Matt Moore after giving the Jimmy Clausen experiment a try.  Clausen looked like a rookie for the Panthers and for now will watch the games from the sideline.

C is for Cliff Diving. Junior Seau, former San Diego and Patriots Linebacker, had a rough weekend.  First he was arrested in a domestic dispute with his wife, then he fell asleep at the wheel and drove his car over a cliff suffering minor injuries.

D is for Double Dip. San Francisco Giants corner outfielder Cody Ross tagged Roy Halladay for two home runs in game one of the NLCS on the way to a 4-3 Giants victory.

E is for ERA 5.26 After falling behind two games to one against the Texas Rangers, the Yankees are in desperate need of a win and turn to AJ Burnett and his season era of 5.26, good luck Yanks.

F is for Freshman! Freshman! Number 5 ranked and undefeated Nebraska took on unranked and struggling Texas on Saturday.  Nebraska’s Freshman QB and early Heisman candidate Taylor Martinez had a rough game going 4 for 12 passing for just 63 yards and rushing for just 21 yards on 13 carries.  The Huskers lost 20-13 and might have said good bye to the Heisman and National Championship hopes.

G is for the Goulet Awards. Minnesota Twins Starting Pitcher Carl Pavono is a finalist for 2010’s “Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year”  On why Pavano was selected as a finalist, the American Mustache Institute said,

“Many thought Carl Pavano’s baseball career was done. And then hegrew a mustache. Since then, he resurrected his career with a 17-11 record in 2010, 3.75 ERA, and a Central Division Championship. His Pavstache single handedly brought the popularity of lip garments back to Minnesota and powered the team into the 2010 playoffs.”

H is for Hossa. The defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks were picked by most experts to drop off from last year after letting go many pieces of their championship team.  Marian Hossa is doing all he can to keep the Blackhawks in the Elite of the NHL.  Hossa scored 2 goals in 2:31 seconds of the the third period on the way to a win over the St. Louis Blues.  Hossa leads the NHL with 7 goals.

I is for Illegal Hits. After many NFL players went down with injuries on blows to the head on Sunday, all over the sports websites and ESPN this morning are talking about the leagues stance on trying to enforce the rules of illegal helmet to helmet hits with greater effectiveness.  A possible one game suspension is in the works and the debate begins of whether or not this is appropriate for a game that prides itself on toughness and big hits.

J is for Jacked up! Eagles young Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson got his head knocked off and out of this country on Sunday by Atlanta Falcons Dunta Robinson.

K is for K’s. K’s as in Cliff Lee and his bakers dozen of them vs the Yankees in game three of the the ALCS.  Cliff Lee is looking like the greates post season pitcher we have seen in a looooong time and has his Rangers up 2 games to 1 over the team from New York.

L is for Lee. Cliff Lee’s performance on Sunday was so good it had to be talked about again.  I still can not get over what a game Cliff Lee had vs the Rangers.  His ERA in the playoffs is now 1.26 and he is 7-0.  Put a ring on that and he very well could be the greatest playoffs pitcher of all time.

M is for Midnight Madness. This past weekend was the opening night of college basketball.  With teams able to practice for the first time, college campuses across the country were up all night watching their respective teams host slam dunk contests, dance offs, introduce new players, shave coaches heads, and give away prizes.

N is for Newton. No not Sir Isaac, were talking Cam.  Auburns freakishly big Quarterback Cam Newton, has the Tigers undefeated and atop the SEC after a crushing of the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Auburn won the game 65 to 43 lead by Cameron Newton.  Newton was 10 of 14 for 140 yards and a touchdown and added 148 yards rushing and 3 TDs.  I smell a Heisman.

O is for O-H-I-O. Everyone has seen a story on or even a commercial with the students of Ohio State doing the YMCA hand gestures with OHIO on campus.  I doubt there is much of that going on going to class this week.  Number 1 Ohio State lost this weekend by 13 to Big Ten foe Wisconsin.

P is for Phillies Anti Lincecum. Game one of the NLCS matched up Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay.  One of the greatest pitching match ups we have seen in the playoffs in recent memory.  Lincecum got the best of Halladay and the Phillies despite the creative signs by Phillies fans.

Q is for Quick. This is the only way to describe the pace in which Peyton Manning was working on Sunday Night vs the Washington Redskins.  The Colts offense was regularly snapping the ball with around 26 seconds left on the play clock.  Manning was in the zone in the first half on Sunday Night.  Manning went for over 200 yards and 2 TDs in the first half making it look easy.  The Colts won the game and share first place in the division.

R is for Riding Bitch. Phillies first base slugger Ryan Howard was seen on FOX’s telecast of NFL football advertising that nights Phillies Giants game.  Howard was shown riding bitch on the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV on the way to the stadium for his game that night.  Terezowens.com with the pic

S is for Slim Chin. Two more great ads for basketball shoes.  Those shoe companies sure know how to do it.  Slim Chin is the new Opulence guy.

T is for Tim Tebow. Tebow got in the game and on the board for the Denver Broncos in their crushing loss to the Jets.  Tebow ran it in from five yards out.  Meanwhile his college team is really missing him this year as they drop to 4-3 with a 10-7 loss to Mississippi State.

U is for Unhappy. That seems to be Wayne Rooney’s mood right now as he has expressed the desire to leave Manchester United.  His coach Alex Ferguson has confirmed the reports that Rooney wants out of Man U.

V is for Velasquez vs Brock Lesnar. This coming weekend is UFC 121 and the hype began this past weekend.  Brock Lesnar will be defending his Heavyweight belt vs Velaszquez who is looking to become the first Mexican title holder.

W is for World Cup Inspiration. The World Cup and soccer as a whole may be inspiring young college kids during midnight madness this year.  It is reported by yahoo.com’s College Basketball blog Dagger that the new thing in college dunk contests is the heel flick slam.  Duke’s Casey Peters and Miles Plumlee combined for it at their Midnight Madness and so did Buffalo’s Mitchell Watt.

X is for Xtra Time. (yea kind of a cop out on the spelling).  A couple AFC East games went to extra time.  Both the Dolphins vs Packers and the Patriots vs the Ravens games ended with the Phins and Pats winning 23-2.

Y is for Yipee, Yay, and Yahoooooo. This is what owners of Chris Johnson were likely screaming when Jeff Fisher left his star RB in the game on 4th and5 under 2 minutes in a blowout win over the Jaguars.  Johnson busted a long TD run on the last play of the game for the Titans flipping fantasy match up scores on their ear in the process.

Z is for Zigtech. John Wall is the newest athlete promoting shoes with Reebok’s Zigtech technology.  Ochocinco, Sidney Crosby, and Peyton Manning are a few of the other Zig guys, and now it is rookie John Wall with his own Zigtech Basketball shoe.  here is a look at his special Gold Rush version of the shoe you will see Wall wearing on the hardwood  this season.

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Off to USA vs Czech Republic Game tonight!

Posted by mvetack on May 25, 2010

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Joxygen gets 10,000 hit! More than Pete Rose, Derek Jeter, and Barry Bonds combined

Posted by mvetack on May 6, 2010

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