Posts tagged ‘NFL’

January 4, 2009

Waukesha Carnival – Happy New Year

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to the first edition of 2009.

Let’s see which posts made the cut for me.

New Year’s is the time of year when we review stories, check on last year’s predictions and predict for the coming year. James Wigderson does all three in three posts. You can find his prediction results, his look back, and his predictions for the coming year all at Wigderson Library & Pub.

On that theme, at Practically Speaking, Kyle Prast shares what she feels were her best posts of the past year.

Cindy Kilkenny is also reflective of the past accomplishments and future directions over at Fairly Conservative.

Huckleberry Dumbell, publisher, editor and writer at Spring City Chronicle, gives his opinion of what the Packers need.

Food is always popular this time of year and we have Scott Feldstein giving a thumbs-up to downtown Waukesha eating places.

We also have MommaBlogger over at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy, talking about something called Iron Cupcake. No, you’ll have to click the link to find out.

As to that web site for the Wisconsin GAB that has the Minneapolis skyline on it, The Asian Badger says that’s not the real problem.

Tom Gehl at Brookfield Basics reviews the book Flowing Streams by Stuart Briscoe, minister at large, at Elmbrook Church.

Alexander at A little off Main gives us Reason # 247 to love mass transit…

Bryon Houlgrave got up early New Years morning (stayed up late?) to give us Good Morning, 2009.

Trisha (Mrs. silent E) over at DaBubbler reposts an old article entitled The Green Conservative which is still well worth reading. Her blog was formerly named “life artist,” so take note.

Speaking of silent E, he gave a report of the Bloggers Christmas Party at silent E speaks. You can see the predictions they made for the coming year and some pictures at Fred’s place.

Finally, Dad29 comments on one of those little-heard economics items, M1 the multiplier. He’s got a chart, too, and says,

The period from ‘the end of 3.2′ to 2008 was kinda ‘sticky-gooey’ economically, come to think of it…

In fact, it looks to me that “the end of 3.2″ corresponds to Alan Greenspan becoming head of the Fed. Coincidence?

That’s it for this week. You can always add your choices in the comments. You can also submit a post for next week’s carnival in the comments also, or you can e-mail them to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com.  Past editions can be found on our here.

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November 20, 2008

John Lynch retires

by thoughtfulconservative

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer John Lynch retires.

A third-round pick by the Bucs in 1993, Lynch began a core of players that turned the laughingstock of the NFL into perennial playoff contenders and eventually Super Bowl champions.

Surrounded by former teammates such as Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, Mike Alstott, Warrick Dunn, Shelton Quarles and Jermaine Phillips, Lynch revealed some of the private moments he enjoyed in his career.

Lynch retires ranked second among safeties with nine Pro Bowl selections. Hall of Famer Ken Houston had 10. He amassed 1,277 tackles, 26 interceptions, 13 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and 100 passes defensed.

Lynch was known more for his tackling than his pass protection. He was a hard hitter and a sure tackler.

I remember as a Buc fan watching these guys with Lynch and starting to think, “Now if we can get an offense.”

November 16, 2008

NFL Guess the score?

by thoughtfulconservative

Roethlisberger has thrown for 300 yards, Parker has rushed for over 100 yards, Steelers have lost no fumbles, and no interception thrown.

So guess the score of the San Diego Chargers/Pittsburgh Steelers game?

April 26, 2008

The most overrated sports event

by thoughtfulconservative

has to be the NFL draft.

Yes, some of these guys will be stars. Some will also be flops. Ryan Leaf, anyone? It’s a crap shoot at best and yet these guys are analyzed ad nauseum. Mock drafts abound.

Don’t count me among those on the edge of their seats waiting for the next pick.

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December 20, 2007

A no-name defense?

by thoughtfulconservative

Garcia: Snubs will serve as motivation

Quarterback Jeff Garcia, receiver Joey Galloway and fullback B.J. Askew are on the list of alternates, players who will be invited if anyone at their position drops out.

And no one from the Bucs’ defense, which is tied with the Steelers for the league’s best scoring defense, is among the alternates, though occasionally more players are needed.

Talk about your snubs. Watch out 49ers.

October 17, 2007

Packer news

by thoughtfulconservative

No, I’m not a Packer fan. But those who are know that Koren Robinson has been reinstated and will rejoin the team. Robinson had violated the NFL’s substance abuse rules and had been suspended for a year (A tip fo the conservative cap to The Wisconsin Sports Bar).

[NFL Commissioner Roger] Goodell was stern and told him that this was his last chance. One more violation of the substance abuse program and Robinson will be suspended for life.

The interesting item for me was Brett Favre’s role in this. In Phoenix, he’s been working out with Favre’s trainer. And then in the USA Today on Monday (repeated in Sports Weekly where I read it), it mentions that Favre has been in phone conversations with Robinson to help him restart his career.

Favre’s young teammates know him as a legend, not a once out-of-control young star who spent 46 days in a Kansas rehabilitation center to break a life-threatening painkiller dependency.

“Koren’s a good guy, and I really, sincerely believe he’s feeling like he’s got it beat,” Favre told USA TODAY. “I told him last year before he left, and a few times when I talked to him recently, ‘You know where you are right now and how you feel. But you can never say, ‘Right now, I’m good enough that I can have a drink.’

“It’s every day. But with each day, you realize you don’t miss it.”

“I was taking 15 Vicodin, all at one time,” Favre says. “And then I’d drink right after that. A six-pack was just a starter.

“I had a seizure. I’m lucky I’m alive. I’m lucky I’m still here doing what I love to do.”

I’ve always like Favre for the way he plays the game. I like him even more now as a person.

 

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