Archive for September 29th, 2008

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I’d Rather Get Beat Up in an Alley- 56 Points and a Career Afternoon for Favre. Bona Fide Southern Style Killer Instinct

Jets Rumors & News

It’s so much more fun to watch the Jets when they’re winning by 34 points.  Finally it seemed the ball was bouncing our way.  And it just kept on bouncing.  The Cardinals had 11 penalties and seven turnovers.  Favre set his career high for touchdown passes in a game not wearing a Packer’s jersey nor a Jet’s jersey but in a freakin’ Titan’s blue and gold throwback. Who’d a thunk that one.  I can’t remember the Jets ever putting up 56 points.  Can you?  We could have outscored the Knicks yesterday.

Kurt Warner should change his name to Cough Warner after yesterday’s game.  The Jets were forcing fumbles and getting interceptions almost every drive in the first half. The Cardinals first drive was actually very forbidding.  Warner looked great and was picking our defense apart.  When he fumbled the ball I was so relieved only to see the Cardinals recover.  Then the Cardinals fumbled again.  And then again.  And then he threw an interception.  And then another …

Week 4 Pickups


Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets have a bye in Week 5
Kyle Orton (Bears) – Passed for 199 yards and a career high 3 TDS against an aggressive Eagles defense. Has favorable games coming up against the Lions and Falcons. The Lions only have three sacks in three games and Panther receivers Steve Smith (96 yards a TD) and Muhsin Muhammad (147 yards and a TD) torched the Falcons secondary.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Bengals)- Starting QB Carson Palmer missed his first game since 2004 due to a sore elbow. Fitzpatrick had not completed a pass in three years before he got the start against the Cleveland Browns yesterday. He passed for 156 yards a TD and rushed for 41 yards. The Havard grad will hold the starting job for as long as Palmer is out. …

Knicks bring in Grunfeld and Houston

Knicks Rumors & News

The New York Knicks signed guard/forward Dan Grunfeld to a contract last week. Grunfeld, is the son of current Washington Wizards team president, Ernie Grunfeld. The elder Grunfeld played for the Knicks (1982-1986) and served as the team’s general manager (1991-1999).
Dan Grunfeld was undrafted out of Stanford University and played overseas the past two years. He averaged 14.7 points for Aguas De Valencia in Spain last season, and while at Stanford, Grunfeld earned First Team All-Pac 10 as a junior.
The Knicks also signed Allan Houston to a non-guaranteed contact. The contract will provide Houston with a chance to make the team through solid play in training camp, but the contract is not guaranteed unless he earns a roster spot. The 37-year old retired in October 2005 and attempted an unsuccessful comeback last year. He played in one preseason game …

It’s Over

Mets Rumors & News

The Mets played the final game ever at Shea Stadium yesterday, and lost to the Marlins, 4-2. It was the usual suspects that let them down: their bullpen and inconsistent offense. I’m sure many will call it another collapse, but if the Mets would have made the playoffs it would have been a miracle. With the worst bullpen in baseball, no closer, infielders playing the outfield and backups of backups starting, how did the Phillies not win the division by 10 games?

In yesterday’s contest, Oliver Perez, pitching on three days rest, went five and a third innings. For the first five innings he was great – it was the other third that was the problem. He ended up letting in two runs on four hits, while striking out six and walking three. At least he didn’t pull a Tom Glavine. He kept his team in the game, which was all the Mets were hoping for. Jerry Manuel went through six relievers with mixed results. Four of them came through and two didn’t. Scott Schoeneweis …

Jets march into the bye week

Jets Rumors & News

Maybe Brett Favre just needed to get out of the green and white uniform.

No one could have predicted how Sunday’s wet contest between the Jets — donned in their old-school N.Y. Titans uniforms — and Cardinals panned out. Favre and the J-E-T-S were coming off a sloppy loss to the Chargers, a game in which the quarterback and receivers not only seemed to be on the wrong page, but entirely different books. Add the fact that Favre was held out of practice for much of the week thanks to a bum ankle, and it seemed the Jets were attempting to climb a mudslide.

Arizona, led by a rejuvenated Kurt Warner and his mighty receiving duo of Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, seemed poised for the road win. New York appeared to be limping into its bye week, just hoping to claw out a win and move back to .500.

Oh what a difference a Sunday can make… or a quarter. After a sloppy, scoreless opening frame, the Jets scored 34 …

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