Super Bowl XLVII will take place between the Baltimore Ravens of the AFC and the NFC’s San Francisco 49ers on February 3, held once again at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Call it the Har-Bowl, the battle of the undefeated (neither team has a Super Bowl loss), or the geriatric bowl with senior citizens Ray Lewis and Randy Moss on opposite sides of the ball, but the matchups and story lines are very intriguing to say the least. Two stingy defenses and two offenses capable of big plays and quick strikes will be on hand, and the first ever brother versus brother head coaching matchup in Super Bowl history will take place.
The poor NFL replacement refs working in place of striking seasoned officials have had their day in the sun, and it wasn’t a pretty one. Here is what happened. Vegas odds on the Seattle Seahawks playing at home against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football this week showed Seattle as a 3 point underdog going into the contest. That was even though Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers have struggled in this early NFL season. Also, Seattle has been impressive in MNF games, is very strong as a home underdog the last couple of years and plays well at home. Despite those clues that Seattle would cover against the spread at home against Green Bay, many bettors around the globe put their money down on Green Bay to get […]
Twelve more acts competed in the second AGT semi-finals for a spot next to last week’s first lucky three, and the simmering intensity reached a boiling point! A noticeably all-leathery “All That!” gave a sultry performance with their clogs set ablaze before they dipped their smoldering digits into footbaths of water. Their tingling toes then took a quick dry during the expeditious finale. If AGT doesn’t work out for these guys, surely they can bring in the bucks by promoting this new 90-second foot-fire pedicure at salons across the country.
The first full weekend of college football wrapped up last night with Virginia Tech’s 20-17 win over Georgia Tech in overtime. So it is time to look back and address some of the issues that happened during the inaugural weekend of the season. The SEC just plays a different kind of football than the rest of the nation. Alabama’s 41-14 pasting of Michigan illustrates this. They were too big, too physical and too fast for their counterparts from the Big Ten. It seems like Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has an assembly line full of NFL caliber talent.
The 2012 NCAA football season has begun and it is time to look at the serious candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Matt Barkley the quarterback from USC is considered the leading candidate to win the Heisman in 2012. Last season he passed for 3,528 yards and threw 39 touchdown passes. Barkley is a accurate passer that can make any throw on the field. USC is considered a prime contender to play in the BCS championship game and that will help Barkley’s chances to win the trophy. Trojan wide receiver Robert Woods is considered by some to be the best wide receiver in the nation and he will be a reliable target for Barkley in 2012. Woods had 111 receptions for 1292 yards and 15 touchdown catches.
There is only a month left in the Major league Baseball season and the races for the Wild Card slots are as tight as ever. In the National League Atlanta and St. Louis are in a virtual tie for the top slot. Pittsburgh is a half game behind and Los Angeles is 1 1/2 games back. This weekend Atlanta hosts Philadelphia and St. Louis will continue their series with the Nationals in Washington. St. Louis lost to Washington 8-1 last night. Pittsburgh will be at Milwaukee and Los Angeles will host Arizona this weekend.
The final eight contestants were given two opportunities to dance their way into America’s heart because after this week, the judges pass on their elimination powers to the masses. The festivities began with an ill-choreographed “Eyes Wide Shut” meets “Shanghai Express” intro that ended on a confusing note. Meanwhile at the judge’s table, Sir Nigel wore a fire engine red blazer that likely fried the sensors in many a flat screen TV across the nation. He was joined by Wailin’ Mary Murphy and a bubbly Jesse Tyler Ferguson of “Modern Family” fame.
Only three semifinalists from last night’s grueling duel to the AGT finish line won the chance to move on to the final round. Before learning their favorites’ fates, America was subjected to a triple-X-worthy and far from comical assessment of the remaining AGT talent from stage veteran Steve Harvey, whom Nick Cannon called his mentor. Judging by Steve’s version of “funny,” Nick should choose to follow an actual comedian and not an extremely toothy, joke-killing impostor who simply fills up time for ad revenue.
The trio of judges were tough during the first round of AGT semifinals, and for good reason – only three of the night’s 12 acts would get a shot at the finals which will occur in two weeks. After Andrew de Leon’s Wild Card performance last week, singing coaches had been pulling their hairs out trying to mold his voice more appropriately for his chosen genre. Well, there must be a group of “Kojak” lookalikes somewhere, because Andrew displayed tremendous improvement this week.
The 2012 college football season kicks off Thursday night with a limited schedule. The best matchup of the night has number nine ranked South Carolina traveling to Vanderbilt. The nationally ranked Gamecocks are preseason favorites to win the SEC East and are considered serious contenders to beat whoever wins the SEC West in the SEC championship game. Vanderbilt had a solid year in 2011 under James Franklin and traveling to Nashville will not be a picnic for South Carolina.