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Yo, welcome back to Curl’s Deep Inside Sports, where we get deep in there. We were away for a while, contemplating life, and the rash on our inner thighs. But now, we got some cream to bring the moisture back and we are back in the game.
(ESPN’s Adam Schefter hustling, to make that bread. Like a fucking soldier )
NFL 2012 Season Preview
Dallas is much improved team from last year. With the signing of Brandon Carr and drafting Morris Claiborne, the cornerback position became solid for the first time in a long time. This showed during the preseason as Dallas’ defense looked great. Although that was just the preseason, it is an obvious upgrade from what we had.
For the Cowboy’s offense there remains questions at the receiver and offensive line. Miles Austin is still not fully healthy, their is a lot of guys fighting for that No. 3 receiver position, and we all know about Dez’s troubles. The offensive line looked good at times during the preseason, but let’s just hope this holds up. The Cowboys made a smart move last week in trading to get Dolphins to get their center Ryan Cook, who was a 2nd round draft pick in 2006 by the Vikings.
All in all, if everything thing works out OK, and nobody gets hurt or whoops up on their mom it just might be good times again.
These are my predictions:
For Dallas to win this division the offensive line is going to have to be stellar.
Philli and New York are strong as usual. I think this is hard to predict as always. New York has dumbface quarterback who some how know how to win, basically stealing Dallas’ spot in the playoffs last year and eventually defeating Tom Brady and the Pats again in the Super Bowl. The team though that worries me the most is the Eagles. Their defense looks scary. I’m not sure if Vick can finish the season in one piece. I know what you’re thinking what about Baylor’s RG3 in Washington. Well keep the hope alive because I don’t. I lost it as soon as the Redskins traded up to get him.
Predicted Winner :
This now has become the toughest division in the NFL. With Brandon Marshal teaming back up with his main man Jay Cutler and adding Michael Bush in the backfield with Forte, Chicago is ready to compete with Green Bay and Detroit. Green Bay has Aaron Rodgers, so that is all they really need. Detroit is solid but they have issues at running back, with Jahvid Best on the unable to perform list until after week 6. I also think Ponder is an underrated QB in Minnesota, but who knows with Adrian Peterson trying to return from injury. It should be a real tough division.
New Orleans had a hurricane of problems in the offseason losing their head coach general manager and best defensive player for most of or all of the season. But that still got a Brees, so chill fool. I think Carolina will continue to improve with the great addition of Mike Tolbert. I think Cam Newton is a possible MVP candidate this year. Atlanta has Roddy White and Julio Jones, so they are always dangerous. Tampa Bay drafted a solid running back with Doug Martin and signed Vincent Jackson, but their defense is still weak.
San Francisco is by far the favorite by everybody to win this division. Too bad I’m not everybody. They had preseason injuries to both running backs, Brandon Jacobs and draft pick LeMichael James. This is trouble for a team who has become primarly a running team. In Arizona, quaterback John Skelton stole Kevin Kolb’s job. Also the St. Louis Rams improved their defense greatly with the signing of Cortland Finnegan from Tennessee. My super sleeper in this division is Seattle and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. I think after Luck, this was this best quarterback in this last draft. There is just something about this kid I like, and he kicked ass in the preseason enough to steal the job from the expensive free agent pick up, Matt Flynn.
Predicted Winner (Upset Special):
The Pats may be in some trouble this year. Their offensive line looks surprisingly weak. That line will have to deal with the new Buffalo Bills monster, Mario Williams. As for the Jets, I don’t feel particularly good about their entire offense. The Sanchez/ Tebow combo looks like an absolute train wreck in the making. I don’t even want to talk about the Dolphins.
The AFC North is year after year one nothing but brutality. This year looks nothing different. The Steelers have already been going through injury problems, with losing 1st round draft pick David DeCastro for possibly the year with a torn MCL, They are also waiting the full recovery of Rashard Mendenhall who tore his ACL last year. In Cincinnati, the Andy Dalton/ A.J. Green #4 combo meal added some Benjarvis Green-Ellis to do it nice, but the defense still tastes like shit. Cleveland Browns. HAHAHA. But seriously they drafted Trent Richarson and Brandon Weeden in the first round. HAHAHA. Their team is going to suck, like always.
If you haven’t seen this Andrew Luck kid then you’re just an asshole. This kid is with no doubt the future. The kid is so good, the Colts told Peyton Manning to take a fucking hike. With that said, he doesn’t have much to work with. The Houston Texans are the most complete team in this division. I’m not sold on their defense just yet, but they finally got their QB Matt Shaub healthy so that might help. The Jaguars finally got Jones- Drew back, but it might take a while for him to get in football shape. I think the Titans are question mark. Does Chris Johnson come back after playing last season like a dude who don’t give a fuck? Does Jake Locker got the goods Mel Kiper and that other douch guy told me forever he had?
Without a doubt the biggest offseason story was Peyton Manning and where he would land. Will Denver won the sweepstakes, and told their “Christian Wonderboy” to pack his shit, and hit the road. I think Denver is good fit for Manning. The Chargers went after defense hard in the draft. The real question for San Diego is the health of Ryan Matthews. Every preseason I see this guy and he is just demolishing the competition, but something seems to break on this kid, and the success story is put on hold. The Chiefs added Peyton Hillis in the offseason to back up Jamal Charles, but I don’t know if the defense can help.
Fantasy Pick of The Week
Andre is going against the Dolphins in week 1. If you haven’t been watching HBO’s “Hardknocks”, what the fuck. Get with it. But, if you have been watching, you would have noticed Dolphins don’t got shit for corners. In fact, they traded one of their only decent cornerbacks, Vontae Davis, to the Colts. So, I’m predicting Andre to bust out against these mediocre mofos.
(Beltre and Rangers are back to killing the baseball)
Beltre is playing lights out. He was the hottest hitter in baseball in August. He continued his hot streak into last night against Cleveland, hitting his 27th homerun of the season.
Jurickson Profar made his debut with the Rangers Sunday, and what a debut it was. Hitting a homerun in his very first at bat.
They play the Royals this week. Pitching is my man, Yu Darvish. At the beginning of the season I made a bet with my Yakuza buddies that Yu would win 15. Right now he is 13-9 with 4.31 ERA. It ain’t doing great, but it is good enough. We need this win tomorrow. I need this win. Yu better not let me down.
( I’m fighting all three of these guys to the death. Get ready for mad leg sweeps.)
Texas is playing good, but the hottest team in baseball is right on the Rangers tail. If you haven’t noticed the Oakland A’s are playing out of this world. Winning 9 straight and putting 20 runs on the Red Sox last week. The Rangers lead is only 3 as of Monday.
I wish someone could explain to me how the Dodgers can make trades with the Red Sox when then the trade deadline was July 31. That’s fucking baseball for you.
Jon Jones ruins UFC 151
When Dan Henderson was removed from the UFC 151 card due to injury a week before the fight, Dana White was looking desperatly for a replacement for Jones to fight. Chael Sonnen, who just came off a TKO loss to Anderson Silva, offered to move up in weight and fight Jon Jones. Dana agreed, but Jon Jones didn’t. So with the main event canceled the UFC was forced to cancel the whole show. The first canceled show in UFC history. Meaning around 20 other fighters missed out on a check.
Jones could have easly saved the UFC and the event by taking the fight with Chael Sonnen, but he felt 1 week to prepare for a new fighter is not long enough. He was already in fighting shape, where Chael Sonnen just fought a little over a month ago. Jones would have been a huge favorite to win, but he canceled and was reschudled for Sep 22 at UFC 152, where he will be fighting former champion Vitor Belfort.
As it has been evident in other champions, holding on to the championship belt can cause fighters to be over protective about matchups and even the fights themselves.
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