Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brutusreport Blogspot Sports Carnival - February 25, 2010

Welcome to the February 25, 2010 edition of Brutusreport Blogspot Sports Carnival. This time around we have some 15 or so really good articles and one very bad one. Steve Patterson starts us off with OSU Buckeyes in the NFL Combine which just opened up today. Tim Tebow won't throw so we can all breath easy. Steve also has a story on Adam Griffin the son of Buckeye great Archie Griffin who was given a scholarship after the team missed out on 5 top 100 players at the end of the recruiting process. Josh tries to convince us that Lane Kiffin will not fail although that is all he has ever done. And finally Neven Szary believes in Team Canada even after the US socked them in the groin in front of a packed home ice. That ends my sarcastic take on this weeks articles. Come back next time when I will be serious about sports and the writers that write about them. Bookmark and Share if you have nothing else to do with the rest of the night.

Lisa Taylor presents 10 Youngest College Graduates in U.S. History (and Where They Are Today) posted at Online Degree.

Baseball

Eric Gargiulo presents Will Work For Food And Millions! Baseballs Remaining Free Agents posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "RF Jermaine Dye: 2009, White Sox, .251 average, 27 home runs, 81 R.B.I. 36 years old Dye showed he still has some pop left in his bat, and can prove to be a good bat off the bench or play in a platoon situation. However, he still is seeking big money and a chance to play every day. At 36 his fielding skills are diminished, and he lacks speed. Still the best of the available free agents as far as power. A team in need of a DH could tap Dye by the end of spring."

Basketball

Eric Gargiulo presents College Basketball Betting ? Calipari, Pearl renew hostilities in Lexington posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Anyone who follows sportsbook odds (betphoenix reviews) has had this Saturday circled on the calendar for a long time. When it was announced that John Calipari was taking over at Kentucky, the talk instantly turned to the meeting between UK and Tennesssee, coached by Bruce Pearl."

Football

Eric Gargiulo presents Inside The Wheelhouse: Are we writing off Peyton Manning? posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Moments after the Super Bowl, I tuned into the great four letter network located in Connecticut. The network had a good NFL analyst on who at one time (I can’t believe I’m going to write this) lead his team to a Super Bowl Championship. His name is Trent Dilfer. The story he brought up that the media would run with the next day on the Indianapolis Colts is something weeks prior we would never even consider. He asked: “Could Peyton Manning win the big one again?”"

Steve Patterson presents Ohio State Buckeyes at The NFL Combine posted at BrutusReport, saying, "Thaddeus Gibson is one of the standouts that is expected to be drafted in the first round."

Steve Patterson presents Adam Griffin Gets Late Ohio State Offer posted at eScoutRoom, saying, "He is reportedly quite excited to be on scholarship with OSU this coming fall."

Josh presents Things Aren’t Always as They Seem – Lane Kiffin Can’t Fail. « Thatonesportsguy's Blog posted at ThatOneSportsGuy, saying, "Read it."

Hockey

Eric Gargiulo presents USA Men?s Hockey Over Comes Late Run posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "USA defeated Switzerland in the first game of the Olympics for both Men’s teams by a score of 3-1. Switzerland came out hitting fast and furious in the beginning of the game, which to an extent really slowed down the speedy Team USA. USA had no answer for the onslaught of hard hits by Switzerland, but would slowly turn it around by the middle stages of the first period. With just over a minute remaining in the first period, Bobby Ryan scored on Anaheim teammate Jonas Hiller. David Backes would later score a beautiful goal in the 2nd period, followed by Ryan Malone. Team USA showed up in the 2nd period, but the 3rd period was another story once again."

Other

Anne Simone presents 50 Inspiring Films You Should Show Your Students posted at Online Colleges.org.

Eric Gargiulo presents The Best MMA Staredowns ? Video posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "As memorable as a great UFC knockout can be, an intense pre-fight staredown can be epic. MMA fighters like Wanderlei Silva, Rampage Jackson, Diego Sanchez, and Clay Guida have perfected the art of the pre-fight MMA staredown. Check out this great video and picture collection of some of the greatest MMA staredowns of all time. The footage comes from Pride Fighting Championship and the Ultimate Fighting Championship."

Neven Szary presents Team Canada - I BELIEVE!!! posted at Eastern Invasion, saying, "How I feel about Team Canada in the upcoming Olympics"

Mariana Ashley presents 50 Incredible Ikea Hacks for College Kids posted at AccreditedOnlineColleges.org.

Eric Gargiulo presents Randy Couture Is Not A Legend posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Yeah, I said it. Randy Couture is not a legend! Commonly referred to in the UFC as a “legend” and someone who has revolutionized the sport, Couture is arguably the most popular MMA and fighter in history. Sure, he’s popular but is popularity the only factor that determines “legendary” status?"

Cheryl Ragsdale presents How boxing and martial arts landed me on the cover of “50 Athletes Over 50 Teach Us to Live a Strong, Healthy Life” posted at That Girl is Funny, saying, "Krizia from eatsmartagesmart interviewed me about my love for the sport of boxing. In this 40 minute podcast, we discuss how I got started in such an unusual sport, how I fit training into my life and what I’ve learned from being involved with boxing. Plus how I ended up on the cover of a new book..."

Darius Stone presents How ‘English’ Is The English Premier League? Part I posted at STONE COLD ARSENAL, saying, "A perspective article examining the makeup and evolution of the English Premier League."

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Thin-Skinned Pleschenko Skating On Thin Ice? posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Steve Patterson presents Editorial: The media coverage of Tiger Woods? apology is hurting him not helping. posted at FryingPan Sports, saying, "P.T. Barnum once said that no one ever went broke under estimating the intelligence of the American public."

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

BrutusReport Blogspot Sports Carnival - February 11, 2010

Welcome to the February 11, 2010 edition of BrutusReport Blogspot Sports Carnival.We have another great carnival this time with a couple nice articles from Eric Gargiulo and Steve Patterson each. Eric wants to make sure that you understand the Randy Winn deal and has the top 10 Superbowls in NFL history. Mike Ross keeps with the Superbowl material and presents Superbowl Myths and Misconceptions. Finally Steve Patterson takes a look at an Ohio State recruit, Scott McVey and then posts about the unexpected consequences of the uncapped 2010 season in the NFL. Make sure to bookmark, share, and enjoy all the articles in this carnival. Take care.

Paul Swaney presents Best NFL Stadium, 2009 posted at Stadium Journey Development Blog, saying, "The Stadium Journey rankings of the best NFL Stadiums for 2009."

Leslie Brown presents 25 Must-Have Kindle e-Books and Subscriptions for Sports Fans posted at Sports Management Degree.

Baseball

Eric Gargiulo presents Inside The Wheelhouse: Understanding the Randy Winn deal posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "I have given myself a good twenty four hours to digest the New York Yankees recent signing of Randy Winn. I like many Yankees fan are happy they have finally filled their hole in left field, but I like many Yankees fans, scratch that, like most Baseball fans are wondering the same thing. Randy Winn is your answer for left field?"

Basketball

Eric Gargiulo presents NBA Betting – Celtics vs. Heat Preview posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "While most of the buzz this week has been about the Super Bowl line and NFL predictions, the NBA is in mid-season form as the all-star break and the trade deadline are fast approaching. This Wednesday features a matchup of between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat."

Eric Gargiulo presents Marching Into February For College Hoops posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "The calendar may read February, but it is already beginning to feel like March Madness in the NCAA. Some big time upsets and big time games over the last week are making this a fun month leading up to the 64 team field announcement. Fresh faces, bubble teams, top 25 upsets and much more are making it interesting here in the NCAA."

Eric Gargiulo presents NBA Betting – Celtics vs. Hornets Preview posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "The Boston Celtics are supposed to be one of the elite teams in the NBA but recently, there have been some fractures in the armor. The Boston Celtics have been struggling lately, splitting their last 10 games with five wins and five losses."

Football

Eric Gargiulo presents Pro Bowl Betting – Pro Bowl still worth watching posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Super Bowl betting is on the minds of many in the online betting industry right now, but the NFL is trying to drum up interest in the Pro Bowl by moving it from Hawaii to Miami, the site of the Super Bowl, and a week before the big game. There are a number of injuries to both rosters, but here are four players to keep an eye on this Sunday."

FavreDollarFootlongs presents Do Players Have to Love the Game? posted at Favre Dollar Footlongs.

Eric Gargiulo presents Inside The Wheelhouse: Tim Tebow’s near death experience posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Okay so before I get to the whole Tim Tebow's mom's Super Bowl Commercial thing I've just have to know. The Olympic figure skater John Weir, the one in trouble because his outfit may have featured real fur, is he the guy that played the homosexual in Wedding Crashers that sodomized Vince Vaughn?"

Eric Gargiulo presents A Look At The 10 Best NFL Super Bowls posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Super Bowl XXXIX, February 6th, 2005, Alltel Stadium Jacksonville, Florida – New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21 - After three straight spoiled attempts in NFC Championship games, Andy Reid finally got his team to the big game where they would face the defending champs from New England. Despite striking first the Eagles could not contain Tom Brady and game MVP Deion Branch enough to pull a win out. The Pats defense collected 4 Eagles turnovers, and spoiled the return of Terrell Owens, who came back from an ankle injury to collect 9 catches for 122 yards. Donovan McNabb did manage 357 yards and 3 TD’s for the Eagles, but will more be remembered for an alleged “vomiting” incident during the 4th quarter. Brady finished with 236 yards and 2 TDs, and Branch had 11 catches for 133 yards. The Eagles managed to score with 3 minutes left, then stopped the Pats on the next series, but could only muster 3 plays after that from their own 4 yard line."

Eric Gargiulo presents Inside The Wheelhouse: So long Kurt Who posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Kurt Warner, age 38, is calling it quits. In addition to being a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, he was also the rarest of rare things in this age of all encompassing media: Kurt was a guy who TRULY took a professional sports league by storm. Kurt didn’t play his high school ball on ESPN; he didn’t come to the league with a 100 million dollar endorsement deal in tow. Not only was Kurt not drafted but he wasn’t even invited to the combine!"

Steve Patterson presents Drew Basil, Jumping into the Rotation this Spring posted at BrutusReport, saying, "Basil also liked the fan support and what he saw around the OSU campus when he was visiting."

Steve Patterson presents Scott McVey, Coach Tressel Was The Biggest Difference posted at eScoutRoom, saying, "McVey wanted a level of comfort with the football program."

Steve Patterson presents Unexpected consequences of the uncapped 2010. | FryingPan Sports | posted at FryingPan Sports, saying, "For those of you that are old like me and remember the USFL, it will be interesting to see if the UFL makes the same mistake."

Mike Ross presents The Top 10 Super Bowl Myths and Misconceptions posted at Star Costumes Blog, saying, "Super Bowl Sunday has become the focus of so many larger-than-life "urban beliefs" in the United States. And there are several myths associated with this big playoff that were just bunch of exaggerations. Nothing real and full of misconceptions."

Eric Gargiulo presents Super Bowl XLIV Preview and Prediction posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "For one week of the year, sports fans that live and die every week with the NFL come together with those that haven’t watched a snap of football since last year. Whether you are watching due to Super Bowl betting, bonding with your significant other, looking for a good party, or actually care about the game, chances are good you will be watching Super Bowl XLIV. For fans of the game like myself, I couldn’t be anymore excited about the possibilities of this year’s matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints."

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Super Bowl Sunday Blues posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

hall monitor presents Student sent home from school for wearing Colts jersey posted at DetentionSlip.org, saying, "No Colts fans allowed in Louisiana!"

Neven Szary presents The Media Predicts The Game posted at Eastern Invasion, saying, "How the media correctly picks the winners of the biggest football games."

Eric Gargiulo presents McNabb Thinks Vick Deserves To Start – Shocking! posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "It was nice to see Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb keeping himself busy during Super Bowl week. McNabb took time away from talking about his own contractual status to talk about fellow Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick. Donovan McNabb said in an ESPN interview that he feels Michael Vick deserves a chance to be a starter. I cannot believe that McNabb would even dream of wanting Vick to play on another team next season. Shocking isn’t it?"

Eric Gargiulo presents Very Early Super Bowl XLV Odds posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "The confetti is still on the ground in Miami from the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV win, yet the Vegas oddsmakers are already looking towards next year. The very early odds are out for Super Bowl XLV. Even with a win over the Colts, the Saints are not favored to repeat. In a sign of outright disrespect, the Indianapolis Colts and a team that didn’t even get out of the Wild Card round have better odds to win Super Bowl XLV than the Who Dat Nation."

Hockey

Eric Gargiulo presents NHL Betting – Can changes help in Maple Leaf-land? posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "While checking out the Super Bowl XLIV odds, you may have heard about a busy trade weekend in the NHL revolving around Toronto. The new Toronto Maple Leafs will make their debut in front of the home crowd on Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils."

Neven Szary presents Flames or Blackhawks? posted at Eastern Invasion, saying, "One fan's dilema as to which of his boyhood teams to cheer for."

Eric Gargiulo presents Dallas Stars kick off road swing in the Windy City posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Chicago is one of the top Stanley Cup picks this year, but they’ve struggled at home lately. The Blackhawks will welcome their old rivals from Dallas to town on Friday, and the Stars will begin a three-game road trip in Chicago. When the Stars were in Minnesota, this was an old-time hockey rivalry, and things could get exciting as both are jockeying for positions at opposite ends of the playoff spectrum."

Other

Eric Gargiulo presents Strikeforce: Miami – Preview and Predictions posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Miami marks the first Strikeforce show since Scott Smith pulled yet another come-from-behind victory out of his ass against Cung Le last month at Evolution. The main event should make for a solid card so let’s get down to the nitty gritty..."

Divinelysmile presents Top 10 Majors That are Going Extinct posted at Online Degree Programs.org: Top Online Degrees.

Eric Gargiulo presents A Chance To Save Heavyweight Boxing posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Meet “Fast” Eddie Chambers, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and boxing out of the once legendary boxing city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He will be fighting IBF/WBO Heavyweight Champ, and Russian product Wladimir Klitschko this March in an attempt to bring some glory back to the U.S.A. heavyweight boxing scene. The Klitshckos (brothers Wladimir and Vitali) own 2 of the 3 major boxing committees championships, and have for some years now."

Divinelysmile presents Top 10 Cheating Scandals in College History posted at Online Degree Programs.org: Top Online Degrees.

Eric Gargiulo presents UFC 109 Relentless: Preview and Predictions posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Saturday’s UFC 109 card is suffered from the afterbirth of The Fall Curse of 09, with the initial match up of Lil Nog vs. Brandon Vera being scrapped due to Nog’s ankle injury and Josh Koscheck withdrawing from his rematch with Paulo Thiago due to his own injury, so teammate Mike Swick has stepped in for Koscheck. Interestingly enough, the UFC main event featuring Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman (being jokingly referred to as “The Battle of the Old Geezers”) has made it this far without injuries. Their combined age is 91. Okay I promise no more jokes about their age since it’s been beaten like a dead horse around the blogosphere. With that said, let’s get down to it:"

Cheryl Ragsdale presents How to Avoid the Greeting Card Version of Valentine's Day | eHow.com posted at FaithAllen, saying, "What?! Valentine's Day is a sport. People get all twisted up over Valentine's Day. Let's keep it simple. Let me help you get through it like the man-stud you are. Follow these steps to help you give up your resistance to February 14th."

Eric Gargiulo presents Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey Set For March posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Manny Pacquiao recently failed to negotiate a fight against the former Pound for Pound king Floyd Mayweather because of the random blood testing that the Mayweather camp wanted both fighters to take. Pacquiao was keen to accept the said test but should not be 12 days before the fight because it might weaken him, and Mayweather’s Camp didn’t accept those excuses, thus it paves way to Joshua Clottey."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of brutusreport blogspot sports carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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