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2010 becomes 2011

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Its been a while and a lot has happened that has not been blogged by your favorite writers here at SOGJ but a new year means a fresh start.

Sitting around deciding what to write about has been the hardest part of jumping back onto the blog. I didn’t whether to write a year in review or a prediction of things to come so I decided to combine the two ideas. The year that was and the questions the create for next year.

1. Brett Favre’s NFL Future

For 20 years Brett Favre has played in the NFL and finally after this season that may come to an end. After an amazing 2009-2010 season Brett came back after his annual, “I may reitre”, “I don’t know what I am doing”, “I want to play.” fall fiasco to play one of the toughest seasons ever by an NFL player. Now it is no secret I am not a fan of Brett Favre but I have to give the man respect for being an absolute warrior playing through multiple injuries that individually would sideline most men but he played with all of them. A fractured ankle, a concussion, a sore shoulder, a sore elbow, a fractured foot, and a broken reputation(thanks Jenn Sterger). So the question is…

Will Brett Favre retire?

The answer: Most likely I think he will. Now that being said it would not surprise me in the least bit if we see number 4 in purple and gold next year.

After a stellar college career Tim Tebow was suprisingly drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos. Former head coach Josh McDaniels traded up to the first round to get the Captain of Team Jesus, even though most projections had him as a 4th round pick at very best. Most of the uncertainty was based around the fact that it took Tebow 3 days to wind up and throw the football. So what did Tebow do? He changed his throwing motion and eliminated his hitch. This was a positive sign that Tebow one day may be an effective NFL QB. Then the Broncos signed starting quarterback Kyle Orton to and extension, effectively ending any chance for Tebow to start for the foreseeable future. Flash forward 6 months, fire Josh McDaniels, take the Broncos out of the playoffs and Tim Tebow gets his chance to start and after two games he has looked good! So the question is…

Will Tim Tebow be a starting quarterback in the NFL for the next ten years?

The answer: I think yes. From what we know about Tebow is that he has the will of Rocky Balboa, the determination of a stubborn child, and Jesus on his side. He wants to prove all of America wrong that he can play.

Coach K has had 2 and a half of the best coaching years in the history of basketball. First he led the Redeem Team to the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal, then he led the his Duke Blue Devils to the National Title, and he followed that by leading Team USA to the World Championships. He will soon break the record for all time wins by a coach in NCAA history and his team is currently ranked number 1 again. So the question is…

Will Duke win another title and is Coach K the greatest coach ever?

I think that Duke will repeat in a walk. They are clearly the best team in the country, with the deepest lineup, and the best players. As far as the greatest coach ever I think he is certainly making a case for it. If in 2012 he leads Team USA to another gold medal there are few other coaches who have done what he has accomplished.

To be continued…

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Super Bowl Preview

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment

This Sunday is America’s unofficial holiday Super Bowl Sunday. For the better part of a week all we have heard is how good Peyton Manning is(laser rocket arm), how hurt Dwight Freeney’s ankle is, how fast and cheap shot happy Greg Williams defense is, and finally how happy the city of New Orleans is to have the Saints in the Super Bowl. This is all well and good but let’s not forget New Orleans is REALLY good!

In there last two games they have gone against not only two of the best teams in the NFC but Arizona and the Vikings are two of the best team in all the NFL. This is a team that has scored 30 or more points in 13 of their 18 games. That ranks them first in scoring offense in the NFL and last time I checked Indianapolis doesn’t have the 85 Bears or the 2000 Ravens defense. Indy’s defense is built to keep them in the game long enough for Peyton Manning to make plays not to have to continually stop a high powered offense.

The only problem is that the Colts have Peyton Manning. That’s really all you need to know. If they have the ball late, it’s close, and time is on the clock they are going to win the game. Peyton will step up and do what Peyton does. So where does that leave us?

Quite possibly one of the best Super Bowls of all time! Here is my prediction, OFFENSE, OFFENSE, OFFENSE! Reggie Bush will run one back. Austin Collie will catch a bomb. Darren Sharper will return and interception. Points will be put on the board. When it is all said and done, they are going to write a book about how the New Orleans Saints had a dream season and defeated the greatest quarterback of all time in the Super Bowl on drive in the final minute of the game orchestrated by the cities new favorite son Drew Brees. Trailing by 5, 39-34 with 1:24 the Saints will force a punt and Drew Brees will do his thing slicing his way through the Colts defense finally finding Jeremy Shockey for the game winning score. Final score 40-39. Drew Brees Super Bowl MVP.

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