It is always nice to go back and see how well you picked the season. Now, I didn't get everything correct [I said the Chargers were the worst AFC team]....but I did correctly pick the Super Bowl of Philly and New England [just like I predicted in the preseason the Oklahoma-USC Orange Bowl]. But what is so much better about running a journal [you bloggers all know this] is having a bunch of people read your thoughts and feelings and then tell you what kind of a moron you are. So....here's a "you're #1" to you and your words. I own to my talk....so lets look are yours. First....I'll start off with a hilarious take....
CHRISMCGILLGAIL: "DALLAS COWBOYS ARE GOING BACK TO THE SUPER BOWL"
Thanks for that laugh.
I'M AN IDIOT FOR PICKIN PHILLY???
BOBNICK: The Eagles are going to be the most disappointing team this year. Their division opponents are better than they were last year, plus they have to play other good teams topped by the Ravens. If Terrell Owens survives until the Ravens game, he will certainly lose his head, if not his life, when the Ravens defense exacts justice on this no-class, overrated prima-donna. The Eagles are vastly overrated as well. They have many holes and very little bench. The Ravens have improved greatly at wide receiver, and Kyle Boller will be much better than his rookie year. Also, the rest of the team is even more dominating and solid from last year. Keep this and read it in February.
I kept it....and I'll show it back to you. God what a horrible call by you!
JDMICH29: "Philly in the Super Bowl......LMAO. First of all its damn near impossible anymore to go to 4 consecutive conference championships. And this team has lost a lot more than what they have gained. T.O. will certainly help the passing game but can he keep his mouth shut? Not much of a running threat either are the Eagles. And the defensive took a step back last year and they take another step back this year after losing Vincent, Taylor and that other guy. Kearse Is merely an injured replacement who will once again struggle with injuries throughout the season. Eagles are a 9-7 team this year at best."
Well, JDMich.....keep laughing. The Eagles did go to the Super Bowl....it isn't impossible to go to 4 straight conference championship games....Kearse made a difference as did TO.....and the Eagles could have been a 15-1 team if not for resting their starters in December. I guess it is my buttocks that is being laughed off.
KINGPINTIM65: "YOU SOUND LIKE AN EAGLES FAN TO ME AND THAT ONLY MEANS
ONE THING. YOU AND THE REST OF THE BIRD BRAIN FANS WILL BE
CRYING AGAIN WHEN MCNABB CHOKES. WATCH OUT FOR THE BILLS AND LIONS.
MOST IMPROVED TEAMS THIS YEAR. TAKE IT TO THE BANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I love it when people make these proclimations that I can "take to the bank". As a Redskin fan....I'm sure not an Eagles supporter. But game recognizes game....so I picked them. Looks like you choked.
ANDYS515: "PHILLY. Everyone is talking about Philly, WHY?! McNabb is so streaky, I feel like i could play better than him at times!!! T.O actaully just came off one of the worste season in his career,so I don't really understant the fuss there. I give he's strong and and has good hands but I see his dominace fading. I don't really see there running game as a serious threat. RAIDERS However I see the Raiders going far. They have enough running backs for 3 teams not to mention they have Kerry Collins and Rich Gannon under center. PACKERS I always like the Packers chance with Favre on the field I dont care if he's playing left guard he improves anyones cahnce of winning. Even with Favre some how only playing average they still have Ahman Green arguably the best RB in the game not to mention a terrific recieving corp in Donald Driver, Javon Walker and Robert Furgeson. The only problem I see with Green Bay is stopping the rush and there secondary is a bit weak. PATRIOTS New England stumbled upon Corey Dilion which is SICK! They have the potential to be the powerhouse Dallas was in the 90's. DETRIOT Joey Harrington. It's all up to Mr. Harrington. They have a big play revievers in Charles Rogers and Roy Williams. They have a promising running game in Kevin Jones. The Lions are coming up, the question is can Harrington be the QB he needs to be or will they have to go to free agency or cross there fingers in the draft again? I like harrington. I look for him to have a rating around 85-90, they may make it with the wildcard to the play offs. NEW YORK GIANTS I wish they had a O-line. They got talent. They have three capable QBs in Kurt Warner, Jesse Palmer as well as the #1 draft pick Eli Manning. I don't this this is there year thought.
SuperBowl Pick: New England VS. Green Bay/ Carolina"
Let me take a stab at lines I boldfaced. Um...you can't play better than McNabb unless you are on Madden 2005; Looks like the TO fuss was valid; Brian Westbrook was one of the team's most important players; Raiders went no where; too bad none of those Oakland backs could start on those teams; the Pats have "potential"?? They are already there; Lions made it where they always do...out of it. But,. you are right, there are questions about Harrington
GIMLIB: "YOU WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT McNABB OR THE PHILLY OFFENSE. IT'S THAT SWISS CHEESE DEFENSE THAT WILL HURT THEM ( HAS MORE HOLES THAN A GOLF COURSE ESPECIALLY THE SECONDARY ). BY THE WAY PHILLY FANS YOU BETTER HOPE THEY LIMIT THE FREAK TO PASSING SITUATIONS, BECAUSE HE CANNOT STOP THE RUN OR STAY HEALTHY BY THE WAY STEELERS 24 EAGLES 13 HIGHLIGHTS : THE STEELERS BEHIND TWO TD RECEPTIONS BY HINES WARD AND A THIRD ADDED BY STALEY GROUND THE SLUPPING EAGLES"
JAL3658: "The Philadelphia Eagles will disappoint everyone this year.......McNab is a quarterback that can win any one game, even the superbowl...however, he is not consistent evough to get there.......he has not made the routing throws at any time in his career on a consistent basis..."
NOT NEW ENGLAND???
CHIEFSDABOMB07: "Super Bowl Kansas City over Philly in an offensive shootout. Kansas city is going to have a good defense this year. Gunther Cunningham is a great D coordinator and i think that he will put together a good strong defense, it may not be the best in the league but it won't be near as bad as last year."
The KC Defense was far from strong. Cunningham isn't the problem...ther personnel is.
EBMJLLT: "SUPER BOWL 39: Falcons 35 Colts 21.....Vick MVP!"
I give you credit....you had the Falcons pretty far in your pick. Not many others did.
DUTCHTREAT214960: "for its buffalo's turn on top u sillythings in 2004"
Buffalo did make it interesting....but didn't quite get there. And Losman will be the starter in '05
DOPEYMAGIC: "There will be celebrating in Denver after a third Lombardi trophy travels to the Mile High City. Much has been said about Portis being dealt away, but John Madden could get 1500 yards a year behind that "O" line. with the additions of Bailey and Lynch in the defensive backfield, who is going to try to throw the ball against the defense, and their run stopping is second to none. Look for the broncos to stampede into Florida in February, and it doesn't matter who shows up for the NFC, although it would be nice to beat the Seahawks"
Madden may have gotten 1500 yds behind that line. But Plummer tosses to many picks that really cost them this season.
TREESOUP1: "I agree for the most part. But i dont see new england making it back to the superbowl, in fact, i see either the colts finally stepping it up or maybe even K.C. As far as the NFC, i feel Philly's downside will be the competition in the division. They must hold on to win division games and not take Dallas and Washington lightly. Minnesota is famous for choking. Some teams are just like that, so i think Green Bay will come out of that division, possibly with the best record in the NFC. and it will be the Colts vs. Packers in Jacksonville next February."
MISTAMOJORISIN23: "Dont count tampa bay out yet- losing sapp only clears the way for new up-and-comers in this solid d line rotation, and the offense is clearly improved both on the line and at the skill positions. Johnson has always been solid, but if he should falter there is plenty of depth behind him and gruden will know what to do with it."
ERA4LIFE: "NFC SOUTH: Are you nuts? Tampa Bay is as improved as ANYONE in the NFL. John Lynch? He was NOT going to start over Jermain Phillips anyway, so no loss there and Sapp, there is not a person in Tampa sad to see him leave! His mouth had and has the national media thinking he is better than he is. Mc Farland is an UPGRADE. The offensive line is upgraded, running backs.... who is deeper than Tampa Bay (to go along with that new offensive line). Johnson and Gallaway? Even trade. With all of the injury's Tampa had last year, they still lost 5 games by a fieldgoal or less. Win those games and who knows! The Panther's are a flash in the pan and are an 8-8 team at BEST. I'm off to Vegas to bet a huge amont of cash on the Buc's winning the NFC. See you in Jacksonville in January buddy. By the way, where did you pick the Pats to finish last year?"
Uh...John Lynch was pretty effective for Denver....Tampa still sucked.....and I hope those loan sharks don't find you wanting their Buccs money you laid down.
JIMBRAD7: "Minnnesota isn't being taken seriously enough. They finally went in the right direction in the offseason by building up their defense. The offense is already there so...Look Out!"
MYBRRYVIKING: "THE EAGLES WILL IMPLODE THE FIRST TIME DONOVAN MCNABB THROWS A PASS TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN T.O. WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT MINNESOTA THEY HAVE THE BEST OFFENSE IN THE NFL, AND HAVE TAKEN GREAT STEPS TO IMPROVE THEIR DEFENSE. I MEAN CAN YOU IMAGINE A LINE CONSISTING OF KENECHE UDEZE, CHRIS HOVAN, KEVIN WILLIAMS, AND BROCK LESNAR? NOT TO MENTION A LINEBACKERS CORP OF E.J. HENDERSON, DONTARRIUS THOMAS AND CHRIS CLAIBORNE. THEN OF COURSE YOU HAVE THE SECONDARY WITH THE ADDITTION OF ANTOINNE WINFIELD BECOMES A VERY SOLID UNIT"
Boy...those words couldn't be more wrong. The Eagles have gotten thru the playoffs nicely without Owens....and the Vikings line couldn't stop a wheelchaired running back.
KSCHOO6496: "On "First Coach Fired" you should have put Marty Schottenheimer's name up there. True, Alex Spanos is a tough boss to work for. But Drew Brees has flamed out as a QB, putting a lot of pressure on Philip Rivers, and the Chargers' offense is LaDainian Tomlinson and a bunch of green wideouts. Their offensive line is a problem too. Even though the Bolts have talent on defense(Quentin Jammer, Ben Leber, and so on), that's not enough to overcome a lack of offense. Marty won't stick around if San Diego starts the way it did last year. Also, I'm surprised Mike Shanahan isn't on the hot seat in Denver. He's 44-38, including 0-2 in the playoffs, in the five years since John Elway retired(as opposed to 54-18, including playoffs and Super Bowls, in his first four years). Shanahan is 0-2 in the playoffs since John Elway retired, his post-Elway #1 draft picks(except for Al Wilson) haven't really done anything, and with Clinton Portis' trade to the Redskins, the Broncos are once again looking for that "franchise" RB. Another Super Bowl-less season in the post-Elway era and I think the noose will be even tighter around Shanahan--and his refusal to shed his post as Broncos' operations VP is an indication that he's not accountable to anybody. "
Well....Marty's job is pretty safe for another season. After getting the Chargers to the playoffs with a darn good Drew Brees at the helm. The Bolts offense was electric. You are right about Shanahan. No Elway....no playoff success.
JUBIZAL: "you moron, the cardinals will and always will be the worst team in the NFC even though they do have Denny Green as a coach it'll take at least two years to right that shipp (no pun intended).The niners won't be as bad as everyone thinks they still have a decent enough defense where they can be in games at the end,especially when Julian Peterson gets back on the field.The Qb situation is pretty awful but Barlow can run for at least 1300 yds barring injury it won't be the niners of old but we most definitely won't be the worst team in the nfc."
The Niners were much, much, much worse than Arizona. Good luck with the #1 overall pick!
GIMLIB: "AFC NORTH CHAMP WILL NOT BE CINN. OR BALTIMORE.PITTSBURGH WILL WIN THE NORTH WITH YES IT'S DEFENSE ,WHICH WILL BE REBORN UNDER DICK LEBEAU AND A HEALTHY OFFENSE LINE ALONG WITH THE BEST REC.CORE IN FOOTBALL. BY THE WAY LET'S NOT FORGET ABOUT DEUCE! THE DEUCE WILL BE SET LOOSE"
JSHXX191: "SB 39: Pats/Eagles."
DEEPDOWN554: "You know that the eagles were just playing around with 3 straight loses in the the title game. Now this year they will have a perfact-TO season. I tell you who will be in jacksonville. EAGLES - vs- steelers 27-10 EAGLES"
Excellent calls. No...Pitt won't be in the Super Bowl....but who even had them in the AFC title game?? And you correctly picked the Eagles final score in the NFC title game.
: "IF the Eagles holdup with no injuries and no bad blood between players, they will have the best season ever. All the way. the only down fall is I'll have to see the big game on the arm forces network. I'll have to come see them live 2005 season. Rock on Eagles SGT. Worrell US Army Infantry."
DOMENICPHILA: "eagles are going to super bowl with t.o and "the freak" leading the way!"
GEORGE315: "Don't jinks Philly, everyone believes they should win their Division and could no way loose a fourth NFC Championship,but if McNabb doesn;t have the hunger and the eye towin every game and remain focused all year the Eagles are goin no were. He is the catalyst of this team and it's about time he man up and don't give no excuses, if he hurt sit if he ok then get it done I'm fromPhilly and I always go with my home team no matter what but I've seen other nut up just like him, however he needs a supporting cast and hopefully the coaches are working on that because Philly deseperately needs some kind of Championship for the city. Good luck Eagles but remember you guys must get that eye, taste and heart to win the big one."