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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Five NFL Games to Watch- Week 3

A weekly feature taking place during the NFL season. After going 5-5 through two weeks, here are the five biggest games to watch in the NFL for Week 3.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Brief Hiatus

Taking a brief hiatus because I'm clumsy. Burnt my thumb, index, and middle finger while making dinner the other day. Making it difficult to type. Yeah, I'm an idiot. Be back by tomorrow most likely.

The good news is that the chicken I was making turned out perfect!

Actual chicken not pictured

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Michael Vick named Eagles Starting QB

And with that, the controversy ends. Kevin Kolb left the opening game of the 2010 season about mid way through the game after leading an anemic Eagles offense to a full field goal. From there, all Michael Vick did was lead the team to 17 points and brought them back into the brink of a blow out to a respectable 27-20 finish.

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I've gone and done it, folks. I've created a Case and Point Facebook Fan Page.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Five NFL Games to Watch- Week 2

A weekly feature taking place during the NFL season. After going 3-2 in Week 1, here are the five biggest games to watch in the NFL for Week 2.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Memorialize the Mellon Arena

As you guys know, I'm a Pittsburgher by birth. It pained me to not be able to make it to a final game at Mellon Arena/Civic Arena/Igloo, the old home of the Penguins immortalized in the fantastic movie Sudden Death, before it was closed last season. While everything I've seen about Consol Energy Center, the Penguins new home is nothing but a major up grade and it looks glorious. It's made the Civic Arena not long for this world.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

NFL Marketing Genius?

As I was scanning Twitter the other night I happened upon a tweet by Darren Rovell of CNBC. He's the financial sports guru of the network and often has some very, very interesting sports business news posted upon his Twitter account. The news ranges from contract details, franchise values, and marketing ideas.

The particular Tweet listed above caught my eye based on it's wording:

A Brett Favre jersey you can hunt in. MUST SEE:

Well, you've got my attention Darren. Let's click this link.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Devils Fined Heavily by NHL

If you paid attention to the NHL during the past month, you'll know there was a dust up over the contract offered to Russian sniper Ilya Kovalchuk by the New Jersey Devils. It was originally a front loaded contract, topping out at $11.5 million per year, before ending up at what will likely be below minimum wage at $550,000 for the final five years of the contract when it would have expired in 2027.

The raw numbers of the deal roughly had Kovalchuk making $6 million for the next two seasons, $11.5 million the next five seasons, $10.5 million in 2017-2018, $8.5 million in 2018-2019, $6.5 million come 2019-20, $3.5 million in '20-21, $750,000 in '21-22, and the aforementioned $550,000 for the final five years. All this at a very manageable cap hit of $6.5 million per year for an elite player.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Five NFL Games to Watch- Week 1

A new weekly feature that will take place during the 17 weeks of the NFL season. A look at the top five most interesting NFL games for the week, the three biggest story lines from those games, and I rank them in order of importance. Without any more stalling, here are the five biggest games in the NFL for Week 1.

Friday, September 10, 2010

NFL Preview: Day Eight- NFC West

All the big things are new in the NFC West in 2010. There's a new hope in San Fransisco, as the 49ers look to be back on top and back into the Playoffs behind Alex Smith. There's a new quarterback in Arizona as Derek Anderson looks to replace potential future Hall of Famer Kurt Warner. A new coach resides in Seattle, who looks to make his own mark and whose success rides on the back of Matt Hasselbeck. Finally, a new franchise start in St. Louis as Sam Bradford looks to enter the NFL and make his mark. It's an all new NFC West in 2010.

The NFC West

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

NFL Preview: Day Seven- NFC South

The Division of Champions. Well, the Champion. The New Orleans Saints did what seemed the improbable in 2009. They won the Super Bowl. The "Aints" managed to work it's way up from disaster to to the top. You've heard that story, though. What you might not of heard is the season that could of been in Atlanta. The Quarterback that can be in Carolina. The team that might be in Tampa. They all fit in with the Who Dat Nation to form the NFC South.

The NFC South

Monday, September 6, 2010

NFL Preview: Day Six- NFC North

It's an all out arms race come the NFC North, between legends and new heroes. Will the old man bring the Purple People Eaters back to the top and give them the boost needed once again? Will the man who replaced the legend tear the monkey off of his back and beat the man who trained him? Will the Windy City savior be able to elevate the game of the sparse receiving corps around him? Can a young running back improve the play of a second year QB just looking to have a break out season? It's all within the pages of the NFC North.

The NFC North

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Penguins Sign Mike Comrie

On Friday it was announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins had signed former 30 goal scorer Mike Comrie to a one year, $500,000 deal. The 5'10", 185 lbs. forward who plays wing and center has 167 goals and 192 assists total in his career, including two 30 goal/60 point campaigns with the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, and Phoenix Coyotes.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

NFL Preview: Day Five- NFC East

A division steeped in tradition. The Dallas Cowboys. The Philadelphia Eagles. The Washington Redskins. The New York Giants. Between the lot of them, 11 Vince Lombardi Trophies have been lifted, with the Giants doing so much recently just two years ago in Super Bowl XLII. With an 12th be lifted this year in Dallas? Will it be the Cowboys themselves, or will an upstart and young Eagles re-take the lead? Can Eli lead the way? Will Donovan make them all pay? It's the NFC East. It's history in the making.

The NFC East

Thursday, September 2, 2010

NFL Preview: Day Four- AFC West

In 2010, the AFC West is a division of new blood. Whether it's an old vet on a new team, a rookie on an old champion, a second year player looking to become the fresh new face as the focal point of the offense, or the young guns adding another weapon from the draft, the story of the West lies with the new faces in new places and what they will bring to the uniforms they are slipping on.

The AFC West