Archive for January, 2011

The Pro Bowl Stinks…again

January 31, 2011 5 comments

The Pro Bowl doesn't work

The NFL produces yet another laughable all star game.  I’m not surprised.  It happens each year; the best of the best from around the NFL come to Honolulu (sans last season) and play in the season’s most pointless game, the Pro Bowl.  While, it’s still a great honor to be named a Pro Bowler, the actual game lacks any significance or excitement. Read more…


Rocco Baldelli Calls It Quits

January 27, 2011 6 comments

Rocco Baldelli says goodbye

Sadly, Rocco Baldelli, 29, retired yesterday after an injury-flawed career, surprising no one.  A first round draft pick, Baldelli leaped into the pros in 2003 with much promise.  He had the quickness, the power, the glove, and of course, a great Italian name, drawing early comparisons to another star Italian centerfielder. Read more…

Charles Barkley: The Voice of Reason?

January 25, 2011 5 comments

Charles knows what's up

Charles Barkley is the voice of reason and made some intelligent points today regarding Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.  Barkley?  The same guy who once said, “As long as I led the Southeastern Conference in scoring, my grades would be fine,” shows more intellect than a number of players currently in the NFL. Read more…

Jay Cutler Gets No Respect

January 25, 2011 6 comments

Jay Cutler should back up Jay Cutler next year

Apparently Jay Cutler is the new Rodney Dangerfield.  Everyone seems to be enthralled by the heart (or lack thereof) of Cutler.  It’s been the lead topic in every sports show on ESPN.  Does Cutler have heart?  Did he give up on his team?  Was he really injured?  Read more…

Big Ben vs. A-Rod III

A-Rod III brings Green Bay back to Super Bowl

The second most popular Big Ben and the third most popular A-Rod, (behind Alex Rodriguez and Andy Roddick), will face off in Super Bowl XLV.  Two young quarterbacks under the age of 30, each with a winning playoff record, in a showdown that will more than likely break any ratings records.  The Sports Minion still can’t believe SI’s Peter King predicted this game, and I’m puzzled how I went 0-2 in my predictions this past weekend, but one thing’s for sure, we can expect a tremendous game.  The Sports Minion early prediction:  Packers 27 – Steelers 24.  We’ll match it up later this week…

Bear Down Bears Win

Bears will end Packers season this week

In the greatest rivalry in all of sports, yes it is Beantown.  Green Bay travels to Chicago this Sunday in a do or die match up.  You can bet this game will go down in history as one of the best between these two storied franchises.  The Sports Minion believes Lovie Smith and his Chicago Bears will win this battle and continue on to Dallas.  Let’s match it up… Read more…

I Disagree Peter King, but Goddammit I Respect You

January 21, 2011 1 comment

Peter King Predicts Super Bowls

Here it comes, another exciting weekend for NFL Playoffs, a weekend where I hope to not go .500 in my predictions for a third straight week.  I am surprised by the final four teams still alive; I mean no one could have predicted any of these teams before the season began, right?  I was quickly proven wrong.  While reading Sports Illustrated’s 2010 NFL football preview issue, last night, I noticed Peter King predicted a Steelers victory over the Green Bay Packers in this season’s Super Bowl, 33-27. Read more…