Ron Glover’s NFL Week 13 Picks: Another make or break week as the playoffs draw near

Posted in Blogroll on November 30th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Adrian Peterson will need the ball in heavy doses in order for the Vikes to have a shot.

This week features head to head matchups that will have a direct impact on the playoff picture. The Vikings meet the Packers in a battle for second place in the NFC North. The Ravens meet the hated Steelers with the intention of closing the door on their playoff hopes. In the NFC East, the Giants are looking to douse the playoff hopes of the Redskins.

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Ron Glover’s Thursday Night NFL Pick: New Orleans Saints (5-6) vs. Atlanta Falcons (10-1): Will the Falcons send the Saints marching home with an L?

Posted in Blogroll on November 29th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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If Julio Jones can get the Saints tripping over one another, its gonna be a long night for the visitors.

Two weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints welcomed the Atlanta Falcons into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and defeated the NFC South leaders 31-27, their first loss of the season.

Tonight, the Falcons are looking to one-up the Saints in tonight’s contest. The Saints have rallied from a miserable start to make a late season push into the playoffs. Atlanta is well aware that if they can knock off the Saints tonight, their division foe is one step closer to elimination.

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Andy Reid

Posted in Blogroll on November 29th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

(Written 11/20) As serious an image as you’ll ever see.

After losing a sixth straight game for the first time in his Eagles career, Andy Reid’s tenure as head coach in Philadelphia looks to be all but over. The losing streak is longest in Philly since a Rich Kotite led team lost 7 straight in 1994 — the year Jeffrie Lurie became owner. Questions swirl if Reid will last the season. Eagles past and present love him as much as fans have grown to abhor his almost antipathy for running the rock. Big Red’s success is well known. He’s 24th all time in regular season wins and 13th in post season victories. Where did it all go wrong? Did the Eagles quit on Reid? Should he get a pass for his son Garrett’s death and would it be erroneous for Eagles brass to let him go given everything he’s done in Philly?

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Oh so the Eagles season is all Michael Vick’s fault? Philly fans, what reality did you miss?

Posted in Blogroll on November 29th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

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This was written the morning before Michael Vick suffered a concussion. All stats are indicative.

Just to further drive what should be a driven to the point home, I can’t believe you all fell for the “Michael Vick holds the ball too long and that’s why he gets hit too much” trick. That that is the reason the team sucks this year trick. That you run with this illogical “well…he’s the QB so since this is a QB driven league, he gets all the credit and also all the blame.” Trick…

Go sitchoass down.

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Tip-Off for 11/29/12 (featuring Alicia Keys): Ejection ends Rajon Rondo’s assist streak; Nail-biter ends losing streak for Wizards

Posted in Blogroll on November 29th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Rajon Rondo (hidden by Paul Pierce) sacrified his assists streak in defense of teammate Kevin Garnett.
 
Rajon Rondo took exception to a hard foul on teammate Kevin Garnett by Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries. In the end, his retaliation cost him and the Boston Celtics. Rondo’s consecutive streak of 10+ assists ended at 37 games and the Celtics were manhandled by the visiting Nets 95-83.

The Washington Wizards finally put one in the win column last night. The Wizards bench outscored the Portland Trailblazers bench 46-2 on their way to a 84-82 victory.

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Tip-Off for 11/28/12 (featuring Summer Hill Seven): Kevin Love posts a 20+ double-double in victory over the Kings; Kobe notches infamous triple-double in loss to Pacers

Posted in Blogroll on November 28th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Kevin Love’s big night included this block on Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins.

Kevin Love made his season debut less than two weeks ago and he’s already in mid-season form. Love scored 23 points and grabbed 24 boards in the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-89 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers struggled last night in their home contest against the Indiana Pacers. Bryant scored 40 points grabbed 10 rebounds, but he also had 10 turnovers in the Lakers 79-77 defeat.

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Tip-Off for 11/27/12 (featuring Paul Mooney): Nets diss Knicks in overtime; Bucks rally from 27 points down to overtake Bulls

Posted in Blogroll on November 27th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Deron Williams looks to pass around the Knicks’ Tyson Chandler for one of his fourteen assists.

The inaugural meeting between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Last night, the much-anticipated maiden voyage in the city rivalry was underway. The Nets needed an extra period to give the Knicks their third loss four games with a 96-89 victory.

The Bucks were all but done in the Windy City, trailing by as many as 27. The Bucks were able to outscore the Bulls 30-12 in the final period to stun the hosts 93-92.

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Tip-Off for 11/26/12 (featuring Anita Baker): Rajon Rondo continues his dime distribution; Sixers Jrue Holiday goes for 33 and 13 against Suns

Posted in Blogroll on November 26th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Rajon Rondo was one rebound shy of a triple-double last night.

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo tied John Stockton for most consecutive games with 10+ assists last night. Rondo donated $1.60 to the C’s cause — extending his streak to 37 games in the Celtics 116-110 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic.

In Philly, Jrue Holiday continues to come of age as leader of the Sixers. Holiday scored a career-high 33 points and handed out 13 assists as the Sixers defeated the Phoenix Suns 104-101.

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Ron Glover’s Week 12 NFL Recap: Colin Kaepernick continues to impress in Niners victory over the Saints; Giants open up a can on the Packers

Posted in Blogroll on November 26th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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With consecutive victories against the Bears and Saints, the job is Colin Kaepernick’s to lose.

Colin Kaepernick proved for the time being he deserves to be the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. The second year signal caller is making his mark in the Niners pursuit of home field advantage in the playoffs. Frisco went on the road and handled the hot New Orleans Saints 31-21.

Late November means it’s money time for Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants. After back-to-back losses, the Giants jumped on the Packers early. Eventually Cruz…I mean, cruising to a 38-10 victory.

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Boxing great Hector “Macho” Camacho passes at age 50

Posted in Blogroll on November 24th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Camacho won world titles in three different weight classes.

Hector “Macho” Camacho’s life outside the ring mirrored the flamboyance he dazzled us with inside of it. This morning the former three-time world champion passed away after being removed from life support on Thursday after being shot in the face on Tuesday in Bayamon, P.R.

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Tip-Off for 11/23/12 (featuring Andre 3000): Texans, Redskins and Patriots eat heavy leaving the Lions, Cowboys and Jets with the giblets

Posted in Blogroll on November 23rd, 2012 by Ron Glover

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I’ve awakened from my Tryotphan-induced sleep to recap yesterday’s NFL action.

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Ron Glover’s Week 12 NFL Picks: Tis the season of the spoiler

Posted in Blogroll on November 23rd, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins are a team contenders don’t want to face late in the season.

The playoff picture is beginning to take shape for several teams throughout the league. For those who were unable to get a grasp on their season, this year’s campaign could not end quicker.

Underachievers can take solace in playing the role of spoiler to a division rival or another team looking to make a playoff splash.

Games of note this week: Falcons at Buccaneers, Vikings at Bears, 49ers at Saints and Packers at Giants.

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Ron Glover’s Thanksgiving Day Pick: Houston Texans (9-1) vs. Detroit Lions (4-6): Will the Texans come better prepared for the Lions?

Posted in Blogroll on November 22nd, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Andre Johnson’s career day ended with this overtime scamper to victory.

The Houston Texans escaped a monumental letdown Sunday with a 43-37 overtime victory against the 1-9 Jacksonville Jaguars. Matt Schaub had the second best passing yardage day in history, throwing for 527 yards and five touchdowns. An otherwise stingy Texans defense struggled to contain Jacksonville’s offense — one of the NFL’s worst.

The Detroit Lions have all but accepted the role of spoiler after Sunday’s loss to their division rival Green Bay Packers 24-20. Turnovers (4) killed any chance that the Lions had of overtaking the surging Packers.

The Lions have lost eight consecutive Thanksgiving day games dating back to 2003.

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Ron Glover’s Thanksgiving Day Pick #2: Washington Redskins (4-6) vs. Dallas Cowboys (5-5): RG3 is out to foil the Cowboys mastery of the Redskins

Posted in Blogroll on November 22nd, 2012 by Ron Glover

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The Cowboys might need Dez Bryant to make an impact on special teams today.

The Dallas Cowboys have won seven of their last eight meetings against the Washington Redskins including the last three. A win will not be as easy to come by today like in seasons past. The inconsistencies of the Cowboys have continued to plague them, placing Tony Romo and Jason Garrett in an uncomfortable position.

It’s been an uphill climb for Washington this season, but the emergence of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III has given the residents of Chocolate City hope for their Redskins. The Cowboys are 6-0 against the Redskins on Thanksgiving Day.

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Ron Glover’s Thanksgiving Day Pick #3: New England Patriots (7-3) vs. New York Jets (4-6): The Patriots are out to give Rex Ryan and the Jets the holiday blues?

Posted in Blogroll on November 22nd, 2012 by Ron Glover

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A win tonight moves the Patriots one step closer to winning the AFC East.

In their first meeting on October 21st, the Patriots were able to escape with a 29-26 win over the Jets in overtime. The Patriots want to continue their successful trend over the Jets. The Patriots have won 15 of the last 19 meetings against the Jets, including the last four. 

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