Monday, January 28, 2008

Happy Monday

Hey all hope you had a nice weekend.

As for the new layout, the all-black was starting to ruin my eyes so I opted to update, let us know what you think, if you hate it tell us, we strive to make you happy.

First off for all of you out there who have been responding negatively to the prediction of Jimmy Clausen as a Heisman hopeful, please read the discourse between myself and 4Real in the comment section of my Heisman preview, part 2. That will explain why I put Clausen in the running, and how I don't think he has a shot, but the fact that he is the only name anyone outside of South Bend knows that plays for Notre Dame that's reason enough. There is a pro-Golden Domers bias in the media, and I think we all know this.

Since the Super Bowl talk has been at a minimum around here I figured I would update you on my favorite story of Super Bowl season thusfar. It comes to us from the East Valley Tribune and it's a heartwarming story about former Scum Devil current Giant Guard Grey Ruegamer. Apparently he learned a lot while playing in Tempe. For some reason, no part of that story surprises me.

I hope this ankle thing blows up in Belichick's face. Keeping Brady out of practice, making sure he walks around in a boot, just to stir the media and in turn try to confuse the Giants. I would love it if the mastermind went too far with this one and a rusty Brady throws a pick 6 on the first drive.

According to more than a few published reports Andre Woodson didn't impress anyone in Mobile this weekend. Almost every recap of the Senior Bowl has Woodson slipping in favor of Delaware upstart QB Joe Flacco. So much for Chicago fans who were looking at taking Flacco in the 2nd round, it doesn't appear he'll still be around come pick 45.

A little more College Football/Draft talk for you. Go ahead and Call me a Homer but Spencer Larsen, the Stormin Mormon LB from Arizona is sneaking up a few draft boards and has some serious surprise potential for a lot of teams out there. They just don't know it yet. Currently he's moved up to a late 6th early 7th round projection in a lot of reports (at season's end he was a late 7th-Free Agent in most reports) and looks to be moving up higher. The East-West Shrine Game Defensive MVP put together a solid career at Arizona but was overshadowed by an underperforming team. He finished his career with 312 Tackles (209 solo) 32 for loss, 5 FF, 8 FR, 2 INT, 12 Passes Defended, and 9 sacks. His Senior season was his best to date with 131 tackles (87 solo) 15.5 for loss, 3 FF, 4 FR, 1 INT, 5 PD, and 4 Sacks. To add to that he was a 1st team Pac-10 selection and a 2nd team All-American. He quietly put together a rather nice career and could be a steal somewhere in the draft. He is a serious hard-worker.

Back to compiling data and making annoying phone calls.