Last season, the NFC was without question the most competitive top to bottom in all of football. Every team in the division finished at an astonishing .500 or better with three of the four teams making the playoffs.
While these will be rare feats to duplicate, you can still expect the NFC East to once again be the best division in the NFL.
Note: Teams listed in predicted order of finish
In my eyes, the Cowboys are the team to beat in the NFC and are the most complete team in the NFL. The question continues to remain though even with all this talent, can the Cowboys put it all together?
From last year, the Cowboys have clearly become better with the draft additions of RB Felix Jones and CB Mike Jenkins and the acquisition of Adam “Pacman” Jones. Drafting Jones who is a great combination of speed and size, allows the Cowboys to make Marion Barber the #1 back. This duo offers a tremendous combination …
The New York Jets voted for and announced captains yesterday. The most notable name on the list was newly acquired Quarterback Brett Favre. The 38-year old quarterback has started an NFL-record 253 straight games going into the opener against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. However, none of those starts came as a member of the Jets. Favre came to New York in a trade with the Green Bay Packers on August 6th. Even though he missed about a month of training camp the players trust his ability and are confident with his leadership qualities. The locker room atmosphere has been buzzing since the legendary quarterback has been with the franchise. Expectations are now high for a team that has not won a Superbowl in 40 years.
Last season Favre led the Packers to a 13-3 regular season and a NFC championship game appearance. He also also became the NFL all-time leader in touchdown passes (442) …
Baseball was on the verge of a player’s strike, There appeared to be a chance of peace in the Middle East, and Willam Clinton was inaugurated as President of the United States. These events all that occured in the year 1993, the last full season of baseball in which the New York Yankees missed the postseason. It appears that the Yanks will miss this season’s playoffs and will be taking an extended vacation for the first time in over a decade.
In his first season as manager, Joe Girardi has had a lot to deal with. Injuries to staff aces Chien Ming Wang and Joba Chamberlain, as well as disappointing performances from pitching prospects Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy, have really set the Yankees pitching back a year or so. Girardi is not to blame for the Yankees shortcomings this season and has done well in dealing with all of the issues the team has faced this season.
While over in Queens, the Mets are playing the best …
Let’s drift back to 1978. The TV show Lou Grant captured the nation’s collective conscious, as evidenced by children everywhere naming their imaginary friends ‘Ed Asner.’ Teenage boys were dying their hair red as Ralph Malph Mania was at an all-time high. And ‘Captain Stubing’ topped ‘Bubba’ as the most popular nickname for high school football players. Musically, the Bee Gees showed us how important having chest hair is for a nation to feel good about itself. And at the movies, America couldn’t get enough of 35-year-old, singing, dancing teenage delinquents in Grease, and 30 years later I’ve proven Animal House’s point that you can get through life fat, drunk and stupid.
While American culture was at its zenith, the New York Mets were hitting rock bottom. They finished in last place for the second of three consecutive seasons. And they had the worst record in the National League, with a 66-96 …
In order from keeping his innings total from sky rocketing past the 112.1 innings he threw last year Joba Chamberlain started this season out of the bullpen before switching to the rotation.
The idea was to keep him around 140 and 150 innings this year so the strain on his arm was bearable, but that didn’t happen. Instead because of an injury and a return to the pen he will likely finish the season somewhere around 100 innings.
So now Joba and the Yankees are in the exact same position they were in last season where his innings in 2009 are going to need to be capped at around 150.
“He had an innings limit this year he didn’t meet,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “Will he exceed that innings limit next year? You wouldn’t want to do that. You’ve still got to protect the player.”
The plan was pulled off this season and possibly could be again next year, …