Ron Glover’s NFL Questions and Answers: Week 1

Posted in Blogroll on September 13th, 2011 by Ron Glover

If the preseason left you confused, have no fear Week 1 of the 2011 season only added to the complications. The Chiefs get thumped at Arrowhead, the Ravens bully the Steelers and the Falcons get mauled by the Bears…and what’s going on with Donovan McNabb?

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Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 1

Posted in Blogroll on September 11th, 2011 by Ron Glover

Sorry this is so short – trying to beat the 1pm deadline.

Here are my predictions:

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Ron Glover’s 2011 AFC North Predictions

Posted in Blogroll on September 9th, 2011 by Ron Glover

The AFC North will feature two battles within the division this season, the fight for division supremecy will come down to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals both seek to avoid the title of cellar dweller.

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NFL Kickoff 2011: New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers

Posted in Blogroll on September 8th, 2011 by Ron Glover

Just as a reminder, the remaining division predictions will run throughout the weekend with our Week 1 game predictions coming out Sunday morning.

In the meantime – lets look at tonight’s NFL Season Kickoff between the last two Super Bowl Champions, New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers.

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Ron Glover’s 2011 NFC East Preview

Posted in Blogroll on September 6th, 2011 by Ron Glover

Buddy’s Boys

The NFC East was once a division of teams muddled together in a 16-week street fight, back in the early to mid-1990’s it was the best division in pro sports in that decade, the NFC East claimed five Super Bowl victories.

This season the lone team in the division without a Lombardi Trophy has its steely eyes once again fixated on the prize. The Philadelphia Eagles have emptied their pockets in hopes of fulfilling a city’s dream.

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Ron Glover’s 2011 AFC East Preview

Posted in Blogroll on September 5th, 2011 by Ron Glover

 

The New York Sack Exchange

We’re days from kicking off the NFL’s 81st season, which could shape into be one of its best. With no clear-cut Super Bowl favorite, the league is wide open as there are formidable teams in each division and even a surprise or two awaits. I’ll save the true nuts and bolts for when the season starts for now here’s a look at each division at a glance.

Today, let’s look at the AFC East where bad blood lingers among the division’s two top teams.

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The Greatest Players For Every BCS Conference Final: The Pac-12

Posted in Blogroll on September 4th, 2011 by Okori Wadsworth

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And, I am sad to say, our little listing game has come to an end. This is our final list. And in a lot of ways, this last conference list is a perfect example of where college football is going. This used to be the Pac-8, and then it was the Pac-10. Once they became the pac 10 in 1964 no division 1 conference, with the exception of the Ivy League, held their membership longer. This is, for a lot of people, classic football. And it is one of the more progressive conferences. Time to see who is the Best in the West.

The rules again, one last time: This is judged on the conference as it is now with the current alignment. So yes Colorado and Utah will be mentioned.

Also, college excellence is highly regarded. This is where multiple-time all-Americans get their shine. Ready? Good. Let’s get after it.

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The Greatest Players From Every BCS Conference Part V: The SEC

Posted in Blogroll on September 3rd, 2011 by Okori Wadsworth

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And now we come to the current gold standard of college athletics. The SEC. The conference that has mollywhopped all others when it comes to National Championships. Dynastic rosters, Heismans left and right, including the nouveau-riche powers like Florida along with traditional power programs like Tennessee and Alabama. The SEC has carpetbombed the NFL with Hall of Famers, legends, and immortals. But who is the best for each school? That’s a question we’re about to answer here.

Ground Rules: A high level of college excellence is valuable to this discussion. This doesn’t mean necessarily you have to have been a 4-time All-American but people need to be able to look back on what you did and go “we knew that he was going to be special.” Professional success is valuable also.

Strangely, there has not been a lot of expansion so I don’t have to go on about how I’m keeping things with the conference’s current alignment. Ready? Good. Let’s go.

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Benard Pierce, Temple Owls Run Past Inexperienced Villanova Wildcats To Win Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup 42-7

Posted in Blogroll on September 2nd, 2011 by Ron Glover

 

Temple head coach Steve Addazio walks the sidelines before the start of an NCAA college football game against Villanova, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Philadelphia.  (Tom Mihalek, Associated Press)

First year Temple Owls coach Steve Addazio spoke on Wednesday about how the time for talking was over and that it was time for his players to get down to business.

Last night, his players responded in kind to his fiery words.

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The Greatest NFL Players For Every BCS Conference Part IV: The Big Twelve

Posted in Blogroll on September 2nd, 2011 by Okori Wadsworth

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And we keep on going right into the Big Twelve. This conference has been the subject of some news recently, with the SD Jones of the conference (Texas A&M) deciding they want to get out of town and head over to the SEC. But until that happens, the conference’s resident designated driver is still here, contributing the 12th Man, Yell Leaders, and a legacy of defensive players. But who else is contributing? And how many quarterbacks are we going to see in a conference that has become increasingly known for its QB’s?

First off, once again, the ground rules. Here this is especially important. You can’t be a journeyman in the L and get the chance to rep your school. I’m looking for a guy who got it done on the 2 highest levels that he played on. Also, this is the conference that it is now. So, despite the fact that Texas A&M is trying to get out of here faster than a fat guy locked in a Krispy Kreme, they’re still on the list. They will still get mentioned. Ready? Good. Here we go.

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The Greatest Players Ever From Every BCS Conference Part III: The Big Ten

Posted in Blogroll, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State University on September 1st, 2011 by Okori Wadsworth

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Ok. Here we are again. Except this time, we’re not making stops in the warm-weather climates of Florida or the Carolinas. We’re not dealing with fresh out-of-the-box programs. No here, for better or worse, tradition is the norm. Tradition you can literally smell, and feel. But the question is this: Can the Big Ten stir the echoes again and matter as more than just a punchline? We’ll find out in this season coming up, with the inclusion of another tradition-soaked power program in the Nebraska Cornhuskers. But as it stands now let’s study the records, go back through the crates, and see if we can’t start a little bit of a debate.

The ground rules: This list requires both college and professional performance. My ultimate ideal for this is an All-American in college, a pro-bowler and a HOF in the pro’s.

Also, I’m going to try to use only inactive players. It’s far easier to judge with this when we’re talking about guys whose careers are over. It’s the Tyson Principle. (Quick explanation: During the apex of his career you could have had a realistic argument about whether or not Mike Tyson was the greatest heavyweight ever. But then, after a few devastating losses including to the men who could safely be called the peers of his era, it’s a lot harder to make that same argument now.)

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