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Monday, October 29, 2007

Question: What do Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Todd Boeckman, Graham Harrell, Brian Brohm, Colt Brennan, Dennis Dixon, Pat White, Blake Joseph, Rudy Carpenter, Paul Smith, Ben Mauk, Cullen Harper, Taylor Tharp, Mike Teel, Chase Daniel, Andre' Woodson, Todd Reesing, Chase Holbrook, Trevor Vittatoe, Kyle Wright, Zac Robinson, Dwight Dasher, Brian Johnson, Bernard Morris, Colt McCoy, Nate Davis, Case Keenum, Alex Brink, Willie Tuitama, Dan LeFevour, Donovan Porterie,Drew Willy Buffalo, Brian Hoyer, T.J. Yates, Curtis Painter, Caleb Hanie, Kellen Lewis, Adam Tafralis, Thaddeus Lewis, Sam Keller, Erik Ainge, Tyler Donovan, Tyler Lorenzen, Patrick Pinkney, and Max Hall all have in common?

Answer: They are the 53 NCAA starting quarterbacks who have a better QB Rating than Matt Ryan this season.

And yet this guy is now being touted as one of the leading contenders for the Heisman Trophy according to, CBSSportsline, ESPN, USA Today, and just to name a few. It would be one thing if Ryan was a dual threat QB who was also beating teams with his runs or another thing if he was beating the top teams in the nation but he has done neither. So then why is Ryan the favorite?

The unfortunate answer is because Boston College is undefeated and they are a, and I say this with extreme ridicule because there hasn't been one in decades, a Northeast power team where most of the big media outlets are located. Don't get me wrong, Ryan is a good quarterback and could be a really good pro. But the Heisman Trophy should go to the best player in the country and clearly Ryan isn't. I've watched him play 5 times this season and he has played good in one game(the Georgia Tech game), average in the Notre Dame game, and terrible in 3 others (NC State, Virginia Tech, and Army).

So when the ESPN "experts" tell you Matt Ryan is now the leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy you can laugh it off and wonder if he is indeed the Heisman leader than what does it make the 53 other quarterbacks who are statiscally better than him this season?

I will let you decide.

When contacted about his Heisman chances, Ryan reacted unfavorably on camera...

Finally some other news to talk about other than the Yankees or the Red Sox, who I believe won the World Series last night but I dont' have confirmation yet from ESPN. The Atlanta Braves just traded All-star shortstop Renteria to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for righthanded pitcher Jair Jurrjens and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez. It looks at first glance to be a steal for the Tigers because they pick up a great player in Renteria who can play shortstop and be penciled into the 2 slot. But after close examination it appears the Braves have acquired a centerfielder for the future in Hernandez(20 year old Class A MVP who led the league in stolen bases in his first professional season) and a starter for the back end of the rotation in Jurrjens.

Yunel Escobar will now be the starting shortstop for the Braves after a productive first season with Atlanta filling in for an injured Renteria. Speculation now is the Braves might try to resign Tom Glavine with some more salary room but I think that would be a mistake. Glavine is washed up and didn't want to stay in Atlanta when he signed with the New York Mets in 2003 after spending his first 16 years as a Brave so why would they want him now?

If I was the Braves GM I would look to package a couple of prospects(possibly the two guys they just picked up from the Tigers)along with a reliever and send it to the Baltimore Orioles for lefty Erik Bedard. The Braves were one starter away from being serious contenders last year and with John Smoltz and Tim Hudson on the front end of the rotation adding a guy the calibre of Bedard would make them the favorite in the National League. But then again this is the Orioles and any trade has to go through Peter Angelos. Yeah, I know, fuck that guy.

Any thoughts Sportscrack nation?


Seriously, what a fucking boner. Not only did the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins have to deal with shitty food and weather(UK staples) but they have to deal with naked dudes doing push ups. At least get a girl out there.

I have always thought of Peter Gammons as kind of a kiss up, baseball player ass smooching type of guy. He never asks a ballplayer a tough question(you know, the whole steroid we had no fucking idea type of questions he has refused to ask players) and his predictions in baseball are terrible. This guy once said Bobby Crosby was going to be MVP and Carlos Perez was going to be a perennial All-Star. But despite all his faults we all know that Gammons is a deep down good guy. Yes, he is a Red Sox fan and loves to suck them off as much as possible but shit I would too if they were my favorite team.

With that being said it must take a lot to piss off Gammons because I have never heard him say a bad thing about any player let alone report it. The guy always has a half glass full type of attitude and I can admire that. So you know it took a lot for Alex Rodriguez to piss off Gammons. Here is what Gammons said last night after hearing A-Hole was opting out of his contract...

Damn A-Job, you just got bitch slapped by the nicest reporter in the sports world. Just wait till all the dicks(John Saunders) and idiots(Jay Mariotti)get a hold of you. But what do you care right? You make a bijillion dollars and bang ugly beat up whores while your wife weeps in the corner videotaping. You are just a stand up human being you sad, sad little man.


I'm loving the instant replay played over and over. To top it all off it's the homecoming queen.

HT: Awful Announcing


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