Archives for: 2007, week 52

12/30/07

Perfect Patriots, 16-0! U-N-D-E-F-E-A-T-E-D!!!

Permalink 02:35:35 am, Categories: All World All Sports Blogs  

by Digger

New England Coach Bill Belicheck has made history by guiding the Patriots to a perfect NFL regular season filled with record setting achievements. QB Tom Brady had the greatest season at his position in league history. Brady threw his record setting 49th & 50th touchdown passes among his 4806 yards & 117.2 rating (only 8 int's). WR Randy Moss set a new mark with his 23rd receiving touchdown. As a team. New England set the leagues new scoring record with 589 points on a record 75 touchdowns.

Belicheck's hard nose style has earned his players respect a long time ago. He has become one of the greatest coaches this sport has produced. His results have produced NFL standards: 16-0 regular season, 21 straight overall wins (2003-04, including playoffs), 18 consecutive regular season wins (2003-04), 10 playoff victories in a row. Super Bowl Champions in 2001, 2003, 2004. Nobody has done it better.

New England's next challenge is to join the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only teams to complete perfect seasons (including playoffs). Miami was guided into history by one of the games most recognized and celebrated coaches, Don Shula.

The Patriots are a true sports dynasty enjoying the greatest run in league history.

12/24/07

Holiday Sports Cheer? Ho Ho Ho! Santa Delivers Gifts and Lumps of Coal.

Permalink 04:39:48 am, Categories: All World All Sports Blogs  

by Digger

Happy Holidays! And soon to be Happy New Year 2008! Make those resolution lists and accomplish them one by one.

Let's get right to the main attraction. All World All Sports Naughty and Nice List.

The Good:

Our top slot belongs to the Colorado Rockies who were sports feel good story of 2007. Major League Baseball's Rockies won 14 of 15 games down the stretch, including 11 in a row, to erase a six game deficit. Their 90-73 record was best in team history. When the regular season ended Colorado and San Diego were tied and played one final game to determine which team would win Wild Card honors. In perhaps the most exciting MLB game of 2007, the Rockies Cinderella season continued before an electricfied crowd as they scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 13th inning against baseball's all time saves leader Trevor Hoffman. Colorado's incredible run continued with playoff sweeps vs Philadephia and Arizona to earn a franchise first trip to the 2007 World Series. They entered the Series on a 21-1 streak before being swept by the Boston Red Sox. It was a season no fan will forget anytime soon.

Brett Favre's record setting season has been special to watch. He's been playing some of his career best football guiding Green Bay (12-3) into the playoffs. His Packers are back on the map. Favre set many NFL records this year including most career yards, most touchdowns, most interceptions, most completions, attempts, most career games with at least 3 td's, most consecutive starts by a QB. More records could follow. Favre found the fountain of youth. He's certain to be back for more in '08.

World Series Champion Boston Red Sox (96-66) division titles will be a mainstay for the next few seasons. The curse has long died. Boston's first dynasty is alive and adding armor. Red Sox Nation will be sure to show off their new bragging rights for many years to follow. Yankees fans see the writing on the wall. Get used to it NY.

New England Patriots currently 15-0 marching towards history. They've defeated early season controversy and 15 straight opponents. Only the NY Giants remain as the last hurdle. A total team effort led by Coach Belichick and odds-on MVP favorite, QB Tom Brady.

(Many others from across the planet deserve recognition in addition to those listed above. Perhaps they'll be featured in future tributes).

Lumps of Coal:

Florida State Seminoles Football team will be without 36 suspended players for December 31 Music City Bowl vs Kentucky. 36 suspensions arise from academic fraud committed by unnamed players and by inner team violations. This should be a complete embarassment to the players, athletic department (assisted in players cheating). alumni, coaches and fans. This scandal could be felt for years to come. FSU's program has been on a slow decline and this latest episode at holiday season earns them our top slot lump of coal award.

OJ Simpson??? This freak of nature made headlines again when arrested in Las Vegas. He currently awaits trial on multiple felony charges. Perhaps he can revive his acting career in jail by way of a Longest Yard sequel?

Dog fighting led to multiple felony counts against Falcons star QB Michael Vick. Currently serving 23 months in jail stemming from dog fighting, abuse and gambling related activities. Vick's NFL future could be in peril. He'll have much to prove when another team gives him a second chance.

NBA referee scandal involving Tom Donaghy has had the fortune of remaining relatively quiet from public scrutiny thanks to baseball's steroid controversy receiving media focus for months. Donaghy was impicated by the FBI in a betting scheme for fixing games by way of foul calls effecting game scores during the past two seasons. NBA Commissioner David Stern quickly spun damage control stating Donaghy is an isolated incident and not wide spread among players and refs. It's alleged Donaghy was approached by low level organized crime figures after accumulating gambling related debts. It has been speculated this is a far bigger problem which might implicate many others. FBI continues their investigation.

Major League Baseball, MLBPA, Commissioner Selig, owners, Mitchell Report and all those who participated or impeded baseball's latest scandal - steroids/human growth hormones. Baseball put on quite a sideshow in recent years capped off by what was supposed to be a comprehensive independent investigation into reports of steroid and/or human growth hormone abuse. Baseball called on one of its' cronies from within, Boston Red Sox Executive and former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell. Mitchell's career history and credentials were announced and paraded on full display during preceding moments leading up to his official press conference (as if to substantiate public trust or misdirection) revealing the long awated results. His report offered little beyond testimony from two people who had previously been under indictment and well reported. Mitchell faced many road blocks and current players refuesed to cooperate. A few names were implicated and displayed for public feasting... somewhat parallel to watching alligator feeding time at Lion Country Safari. On the heels of this report which damned mlb and selected players, Commissioner Selig issued a statement revealing baseball revenues are at an all time high. Shortly thereafter, a couple of clubs announced intentions to raise individual game ticket prices... including 20% boast by NY Mets. Say it ain't so!

Many others will be receiving lumps of coal this year.... the list is too long to post.

Santa remembers who has been naughty and nice. Will the fans in days and years to come? Holiday spirit and forgiveness or Scrooge 'em?

Happy Holidays. Happy New Year.

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