Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Ben Roethlisberger (pictured above) has made a career off of winning big games. How will he respond in a huge game at Heinz Field on Sunday against division rival Cincinnati?
By Josh Kramer
We have now reached the final quarter of the NFL season. And there are a few things we know for sure. The Colts are absolutely awful. Green Bay is the team to beat. And the “North” appears to be the elite division in both the AFC and NFC. The Harbaughs may be the NFL’s power family now, but there are still many other key players as we enter the home stretch of the regular season.
As has become the tradition, we are once again having “TheSportsKraze Pick’em Challenge.”
The participants this season are as follows:
TheSportsKraze (TSK) (defending champion)-Josh Kramer-Founder/Editor-In-Chief of “TheSportsKraze” and former ESPN intern.
CV3-Chad Vordenberge-An elite high school wide receiver and a very successful business owner.
CB-Craig Baker-A former collegiate baseball player and current special education teacher.
DC-David Clark-A dedicated sports fan who was coached by TheSportsKraze on his fraternity flag football team. After playing for TheSportsKraze, he has developed a slow but steady motivation to show his coach who the real pick’em champion is.
After Week 12, here is the scoreboard.
Week 13 Slate: Continue reading
Posted in NFL
Tagged Adrian Peterson, AFC, Andy Dalton, Ben Roethlisberger, Caleb Hanie, Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, LeGarrette Blount, Matt Ryan, Ndamukong Suh, NFC, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rex Ryan, Sam Bradford, Stevie Johnson, T.J. Yates, Tim Tebow, Tony Romo
Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. James Jones (pictured above) had a huge game in Detroit on Thanksgiviing. Can the defending champs do the unthinkable and complete a perfect season?
By Wesley Kaminsky
With five games to go in the 2011 NFL season, the Green Bay Packers have remained undefeated and got past their biggest test on Thanksgiving with ease. That defense, which was supposed to get lit up against a high-powered Lions offense didn’t by any means, as they picked off Matthew Stafford three times.
And that Aaron Rodgers guy? He continued to play at an MVP level as he threw for 307 yards, and two touchdowns. Can any team in the NFC stop the Packers from returning to the Super Bowl? It’s going to be pretty difficult to try to do that at Lambeau Field during the playoffs. Aside from the Saints, I can’t see any team winning there.
The Packers have had the top spot of these power rankings since Week 1, and they don’t look like they are going to give it up anytime soon. Continue reading
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Tagged Aaron Rodgers, AFC, Alex Smith, Beanie Wells, Caleb Hanie, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Jack Del Rio, James Jones, Juan Castillo, Kyle Orton, Leslie Frazier, Matt Leinart, Matt Moore, Matthew Stafford, MVP, NFC, NFL, Norv Turner, Raheem Morris, Roy Helu, Sebastian Janikowski, Stevie Johnson, Super Bowl, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady, Tony Romo, Tyler Palko, Wesley Kaminsky
Photo courtesy of nunesmagician.com. In my opinion, Syracuse has no choice but to fire their legendary coach, Jim Boeheim (pictured above).
By Josh Kramer
I love sports just like millions of other people across the globe. Sports are something that I confide in. Something that is always there no matter the time of year or the time of day. There is always some sort of sport going on. Sports are a universal langauge that everyone has an opinion on. I have always been a person who believes in the purity of sport. A person who believed that sports were about competition, sportsmanship, and fair play. And sure sports do embody these wonderful attributes. But sadly, especially over the past couple of months, I have realized just how much sports are first and foremost about money, and riddled with scandal.
Now I am not a naive person. I realize scandal has been going on since the beginning of time and sports have never been above it. But lately, scandal has smacked the sporting world in the face. People thought the Tressel bonanza at Ohio State was big news. But in the grand scheme of things, college kids selling their memorabilia and getting some free tattoos and cash was not a big deal. Then little Nevin Shapiro shook up the U. And these horrific acts seemed to be the end of the world. It wasn’t. A couple of weeks ago, Happy Valley became an ”Unhappy” place. Jerry Sandusky ruined the name of one of the most prominent figures in sports and brought down a very prestigious academic institution. Sadly though, the Sandusky case, though horrible, may just be the tip of the iceberg.
Bye Bye Boeheim Continue reading
Posted in Miscellaneous
Tagged Bernie Fine, Big East, Jerry Sandusky, Jim Boeheim, Jim Tressel, Joe Paterno, Miami Hurricanes, Nevin Shapiro, Novak Djokovic, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Plaxico Burress, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Stevie Johnson, Syracuse Orangemen