Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hottie Mollie Rose With The U

D Wizzle's NFL Afternoon Pick

Raiders/Chiefs Over 41 - This game will be very high-scoring as both teams have average to bad defenses.

This game should be over the posted total by the 3rd quarter.   The record stands  0-2 but hopefully this game gets us back on track. 

UFC Fighter Anthony "Rumble" Johnson Interview

Here are videos of Rumble discussing his rematch against Kevin Burns which will happen in a few weeks. This interview is in 3 parts.

D Wizzle's NFL Pick Of The Day

The pick last night in the NBA lost so the record is 0-1 but it is time to bounce back this morning and get the first win.

The play  is  49ers/Bills Over 43.  This game will be high-scoring and even though the weather is cold, there will be points scored on both sides.

You just don't hold a Mike Martz offense down for the whole game and the Bills gave up 31 points to the lowly Chiefs last week, and scored 54 themselves.

Wind is the biggest factor in affecting passing games of teams and the wind won't be a huge factor tonight. Bank on a few turnovers today which will help field position for both teams.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

NBA News and Notes For 11/29/08

I said in yesterday's News and Notes that the Warriors are the worst defensive team in the NBA. They proved me right when they gave up 138 points to the Knicks tonight, and lost 138-125. I think the guys at  my local YMCA play better defense than any of the Warriors.  

The Warriors gave up 37 points and 21 boards tonight to David Lee. I don't think Lee will ever have as great a night as he had tonight in his career.

Anthony Morrow has come back to earth for the Warriors. After scoring 37 and 25 points in his first two games as a starter, he has shot poorly since then.  

Baron Davis is the biggest free agent disappointment so far. He has played very poorly, and his teammates are not helping him either. The Clippers offense is very stagnant and Davis is shooting a very poor percentage. His decision-making has been terrible as well. He often just jacks up jumpers  and three-pointers that don't fall, and he made a bad decision  passing the ball to Marcus Camby in the final seconds of a game this week against the Nuggets. Camby had an open 3 which didn't fall and the Nuggets won by one point.  

Davis' defense is also very poor this season. 

I don't think Eddie Jordan should have been fired, but Mike Dunleavy should definitely have been fired a long time ago. The Clippers are 2-13.

P.J. Carlisimo should never have been hired as coach  of the Sonics. Scottie Brooks is a young coach and I think he will do a better job with the youngsters the Thunder have than Carlisimo. 

One of my favorite players to watch play is Devin Haris of the Nets. His play this season will make the Mavs wonder why they traded him for the aging Jason Kidd. Harris is a defensive nightmare for all the point guards in the NBA because he is one of the fastest players in the league.  He had 34 points tonight against the Jazz. He loves  to do spin moves to get free for a jumper. 

The Nets have a lot of good young players on their roster who will only improve as the season goes along. Players such as Brook Lopez, Ryan Anderson, and Yi Jianlian give hope to all the fans in New Jersey.

The Thunder had a big win tonight on the road against another young team in the Memphis Grizzlies. Jeff Green hit some key 3s to help them win. 

Can you believe the Timberwolves traded O.J. Mayo for Kevin Love? Love will never be a superstar or sell tickets. Mayo is already beginning to assert himself as a good scorer in the league, and a future star. Love won't be as good as his ex UCLA teammates, Russsell Westbrook and Luc Richard Mbah A Moute.

Westbrook is playing well with the Thunder and Mbah A Moute is playing good defense and even scoring points for the Bucks.

The reason the Timberwolves won't be good this year is because their backcourt is too inconsistent. You just don't know what you will be getting each night from guards Randy Foye and Sebastian Telfair.

The Cavs are a very quiet 14-3. Everyone talks about the Pistons and the Celtics, but the Cavs just keep on winning without much fanfare.

The Hawks should be getting forward Josh Smith back soon. I can't wait to see him return to this team. I like watching Smith play because of his tremendous athleticism which makes him able to make a lot of highlight-reel dunks and monster blocks.

D Wizzle's NBA PIck Of The Day

D Wizzle's World will be giving  picks daily starting tonight with the Heat/Clippers game in the NBA.

Take the Heat -2 against the Clippers. Baron Davis has  a stomach virus and won't be 100%. Dwyane Wade will get his buckets and Eric Gordon won't be able to stop him. The Clippers are 2-13 and are one of the worst teams in the NBA. 

Friday, November 28, 2008

NBA News and Notes For 11/28/08

The technical foul called last night by the ref on Kenyon Martin was terrible. Peja hit a 3 for the Hornets to break a tie near the end of the fourth quarter, and Denver coach George Karl called a timeout.  Martin kicked the courtside table with his foot and the ref gave him a T. You just don't do that in a close game in the final quarter of a game. Martin was frustrated but took his frustration out on the table and not the ref, and should not have been given a T. This gave the Hornets a four point lead after Peja made the technical free throw.

The Warriors are the worst defensive team in the NBA. Unfortunately, they don't have Monta Ellis and Baron Davis to help them outscore teams. Ellis should be back in a few months after suffering an injury to his ankle after a moped accident over the summer.

Roger Mason has played great for the Spurs so far. Tony Parker returned tonight and now the Spurs will be lethal with both Parker and Manu Ginobili back. George Hill has been playing well in place of Parker and now he can come off the bench.

The Lakers are the best team in the NBA right now. They have great offense and play great defense too. Trevor Ariza is playing like he wants to win the Most Improved Player award. He has been playing well on defense but also is providing offense, and his jumper has improved immensely.  The Orlando Magic probably regret trading Ariza for Maurice Evans now. Evans is now with the Hawks.

Jason Richardson made his return from injury tonight and had 21 points to help the Bobcats get a rare road win over the Pacers. D.J. Augustin has played well since he moved to the starting lineup.

Who cares what Charles Barkley has to say about LeBron James? The media is just making a big deal out of nothing once again. Barkley said that James should  not be talking about his free agency plans. James will be a free agent in 2010. James got mad and called Barkley "stupid."  

The Knicks should release Stephon Marbury or buy him out. Quinton Richardson should not have dissed Marbury through the media. It is the Knicks' fault and not Marbury's at all. Marbury doesn't have a problem with his teammates, but the organization and Richardson should know better than to bash Marbury who is being disrespected by Mike D'Antoni and Donnie Walsh.

The Timberwolves barely beat the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. Minnesota was up 99-94 in the fourth quarter when they double-teamed Chris Wilcox and Wilcox passed it to Jeff Green for an open 3. In the next Thunder possession, the Timberwolves doubled Wilcox again, and Wilcox passsed to Kevin Durant for another open and uncontested 3.  The two three-pointers were made and the Thunder led 100-99.  This is bad defense and coaching by Randy Wittman. He should be telling his players not to double Wilcox at that time because a three-pointer will hurt you more than a two-point shot made by Wilcox. 

The Thunder might be 1-16 but they have a lot of good young players for the future. Players like Durant, Green, and Russell Westbrook, are the future of this team. and they can continue to grow together and improve. Wins are not important right now.  Just don't expect a big superstar free agent to sign with the  Thunder if they have other options. Who wants to play in Oklahoma? 

The Wizards should not have fired Eddie Jordan. It is not his fault the team was bad. They did not have Gilbert Arenas, and they also don't have their center, Brendan Haywood, either due to injuries.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Raw Footage of Sexy MMA Fighter GIna Carano

Renato "Babalu" Post-Fight Strikeforce Press Conference

Kim Couture Post-Fight Presser After Her Win

Scott Smith Post-Fight Press Conference After His KO Win

Strikeforce Crowns A New Champion At "Destruction"

Strikeforce had their last show of the year  which was aptly titled "Destruction" on Friday night at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.

The night was filled with exciting action and quick knockouts.

In front of 8,152 raucous fans, Renato "Babalu" Sobral defeated Bobby Southworth to win the Strikeforce World Light Heavyweight Title. Sobral won by TKO due to a cut suffered by Southworth  after a vicious elbow by Sobral near the end of the first round.

Southworth was able to finish the first round, but the ring side doctor called for the fight to end after checking out the damage to Southworth's right eye in between rounds.

The crowd was in disbelief at the sudden ending of the championship fight which was scheduled for five rounds. The fans booed  Sobral after the win and during his in-ring interview. They were probably booing him because Southworth is the local favorite who trains out of San Jose at the American Kickboxing Academy.

Although Sobral was the heavy favorite to beat Southworth, no one expected this kind of ending. Many expected Sobral to use his jiu-jitsu skills to beat Southworth.

Southworth has not endeared himself to fans due to his last few fights being very boring, but he showed a lot of ability and skill tonight. He controlled Sobral for most of the first round and had Sobral on his back.

Unfortunately, the fight was cut short, but Southworth definitely deserves a chance to get his title back, and a rematch should be in order.

In the post-fight press conference, Sobral was asked if he would like to fight Tito Ortiz, and he said he would definitely welcome a fight with the Huntington Beach Bad Boy. For that fight to happen, Ortiz would have to be healthy as he is still recovering from back surgery, and he would have to sign with Strikeforce.

In the co-main event of the night, Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith knocked out Terry Martin in 24 seconds. Martin was aggresive in the beginning and pressed the action, and Smith countered with a devastating right hand which dropped Martin to the mat immediately and ended the fight.

Everyone expected a stand-up war and the fans got what they came to see. After the fight, Smith said he would like to continue fighting for Strikeforce, and that he is open to fights with Frank Shamrock or Cung Le.

A fight between Smith and either of these opponents would be very entertaining. Smith is a dangerous striker and would be a threat to both Shamrock and Le.

In another exciting fight, Kim Couture destroyed Lina Kvokov, and won by TKO in the first round. The fans were really into this fight as Couture dominated her opponent with vicious knees and punches. The female matches on Strikeforce shows always brings the crowd to its feet and on this night, it was no exception.

This fight was one-sided and short but the fans were extremely loud and appreciative of Couture's efforts. Fans loved the aggressiveness of Couture and women's MMA in general.

Hopefully Strikeforce can have more than one women's fight in their future shows. A lot of fans are hoping they can sign the face of women's MMA, Gina Carano, and have her fight for the organization once again. Carano was on hand to cheer on her friend, Couture, much to the delight of the many  fans who snapped pictures of her.

In other fights on the main card, Joe Riggs got back on the winning trail by defeating  Luke Stewart by TKO due to strikes in the second round, and Duane "Bang" Ludwig beat Yves Edwards by unanimous decision after three uninspiring rounds.

It was a very controversial decision by the judges as many fans felt Edwards would be declared the winner. The fight did not have as much action as expected but Edwards clearly did enough to earn a win.

Edwards was supposed to challenge for the Strikeforce Lightweight Title currently held by Josh "The Punk" Thomson, but Thomson was forced to pull out of the fight due to a broken toe suffered while training.

Overall, the fights were very entertaining and the fans left the arena happy and satisfied because they got to see many thrilling knockouts and entertaining fights.

Strikeforce always puts on great cards and once again, they delivered.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Strikeforce: "Destruction" Predictions and Picks

Babalu over Southworth by rear naked choke in the 2nd round

Yves Edwards over Duane Ludwig by split decision

Kim Couture over Lina Kvokov by TKO in the second round

Luke Stewart over Joe Riggs by rear naked choke in the third round

Scott Smith over Terry Martin by split decision

Nik Theotikos over Luke Rockhold by TKO in the first round

Brian Schwartz over Lamont Davis by TKO in the second round

Bobby Stack over Cyrillo Padilha by split decision

Kurt Osiander over Josh Neal by rear naked choke in the second round

Eric Lawson over Tony Johnson by unanimous decision

Darren Uyenoyama over Brad Royster by rear naked choke in the second round

Jose Palacios over Alvin Cacdac by unanimous decision

Zakary Bucia over Adam Steele by unanimous decision

Houston Rockets Mascot Scares Fans

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Strikeforce: "Destruction" Preview

Strikeforce will have their last show of the year in San Jose tomorrow night at the HP Pavilion. The main event is a five round fight for the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title between champion, Bobby Southworth, and challenger, Renato "Babalu' Sobral. 

Besides the main event, there will be 12 other fights on the card. The main card is filled with former UFC fighters such as Scott Smith, Yves Edwards, and Terry Martin.

It is probably in Strikeforce's best interest to have Babalu defeat Southworth.  His fights have left fans bored and chants of "Boring" have echoed throughout the arena during his fights.

Babalu will want to take this fight to the mat while Southworth will try to keep the fight standing. Many fans expect Babalu to beat Southworth and take the gold.

Josh Thomson was supposed to defend his title against Edwards on Friday,but Thomson broke a toe while training, and was forced to pull out of the fight. Thomson was really looking forward to the fight because he wanted to avenge a previous loss to Edwards a few years ago when they were both fighting for the UFC.

If Edwards loses, he probably won't get a title shot against Thomson next year, but even if he wins, there is no guarantee he would be the next in line to fight Thomson.  Strikeforce could find a more worthy opponent or bigger name for Thomson and give that fighter the next shot at Thomson's title.

Duane "Bang" Ludwig has stepped in to fight Edwards at a catch weight of 164 pounds.

The Ludwig vs. Edwards fight should be very entertaining and it probably will be just as good or better than the previously scheduled Thomson vs. Edwards fight. Thomson was a heavy favorite to beat Edwards and the Ludwig vs. Edwards bout should be more competitive.

Terry Martin will be fighting Scott Smith in a middleweight fight. This should be a great stand-up war as both fighters love to brawl. 

Randy Couture's wife, Kim, will be making her Strikeforce debut against Lina Kvokov. Both fighters are 0-1 so one of these women will get her first MMA win on Friday.

In another fight on the main card, Joe "Diesel" Riggs will be taking on Luke Stewart in a welterweight match. Riggs is moving down one weight class for this fight, and it will be interesting to see what kind of shape he is in. Riggs might want to keep this fight standing because Stewart is a jiu-jitsu specialist, and very dangerous on the ground.

The prelim card is filled with local fighters from the Bay Area such as Kurt Osiander, Zakary Bucia, Eric Lawson, Jose Palacios, and Darren Uyenoyama. 

There are plenty of good seats left for this event and if you can't make it out to San Jose, you can watch the main card live on HDNet beginning at 7:30pm PT.

Busty Denver Nuggets Dance Girl Shakes and Thrusts Her Boobs

UFC Fighter Jon Fitch Talks About His Termination From The UFC

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

MMA Fighter Kurt "Rhino" Osiander Interview

D Wizzle recently had a chance to talk to MMA fighter Kurt "Rhino" Osiander.  Osiander has been preparing for his Strikeforce debut this Friday night at the HP Pavilion.  Osiander is best known around San Francisco and the Bay Area as the black belt jiu-jitsu instructor at the Ralph Gracie  San Francisco Academy. Osiander has a 3-1 MMA record. His only defeat was in his last fight against Nate Moore.

Are you ready for your fight with Raul Castillo this Friday night?
Raul got hurt and my new opponent now is Josh Neal.
How do you feel about fighting for Strikeforce and also rebounding from your first ever MMA loss?
I'm honored to fight for Strikeforce and I'm ready to get back on track.
Would you like a rematch with Nate Moore?
I would absolutely love a rematch with Nate but he did catch me fair and square.
You are one of the most popular fighters in the Bay Area and get a lot of support from the local fans. How do you feel about all the love and support you get out here? Every time there is a MMA event out here, fans always ask me if you are fighting on the card.
I don't know about being popular but I love the support of the people behind me. It's why I do this. It sure isn't the money.
What do you like to do when you are not training and at the gym?
What free time!! I like to watch samurai movies, pet my dog, and party with my wife and friends. 
Who are some of your favorite fighters to watch?
There's too many to name but all my favorite fighters represent jiu-jitsu.
What is your prediction for the main event Friday between Babalu and Bobby Southworth?
This is a tough fight to call. The fighter that is in shape with a good plan and less injuries should win. 
Do you have any final words for everyone out there?
Thanks to my team - Luke, Joey. big Dave, James, Johnny bravo, Hulk, and especially Chris Cariaso, Fabiano Brasil, Casey Hall, and always Ralph Gracie, OTM, Purified Soul, Scion Nor-Cal, Mr. Nice Guy.

Hot New Alicia Sacramone Picture

UPDATE: For the new Alicia Sacramone nude picture from ESPN and sexy nude video shoot, click here New picture of the sexy gymnast!

Soccer Player Gets Hit In The Face

This is pretty funny to me. Just glad it didn't happen to me.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Controversial Ending To Steelers Vs. Chargers Game

This screw-up by the ref cost bettors millions of dollars while Vegas and bookies make a boatload of money on all the bettors who took Pittsburgh to cover over San Diego. The spread was Pittsburgh -4 or -5 depending on where you got your line at.

Some say the NFL and the refs are shady and this is another reason why people think so.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

UFC 91 Predictions and Picks

Lesnar over Couture by TKO in the second round

Florian over Stevenson by split decision

Gonzaga over Hendricks by TKO second round

Maia over Quarry in the second round with a rear naked choke

McCrory over Hazelett by TKO in the first round

Gurgel over Riley by split decision

Stephens over dos Anjos by TKO in the second round

Robinson over Bocek by split decision

Brown over Thomas by KO in the first round

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hottie of the Week: Bri

D Wizzle is back with a new Hottie of the Week (HOW) and her name is Bri and she is from Sacramento, California.  Bri is 24 and is  a model and personal trainer.  She is a huge sports fan. Check out what she has to say about UFC fighters, the Dodgers, Lakers and other topics. 

I  have really nice defined, toned legs and I don't even have to do anything. I think it was a result of so many years of softball and dance so  they just stay looking good. (laughs) My butt also gets quite a bit of attention as well. For being a white girl, I have always been a little hippy and had a nice ass.

I like a guy that is sexy, confident, and funny, I guess you could say I have always gone for the pretty boy look or at least well groomed. I like a man to be in good shape. I think that it is important because I like to work out and like a man I can work out with. I am a sucker for pretty eyes like long lashes or pretty eye color, and nice full lips. If you can make me laugh,  that's always a good ticket to my heart as well. Most importantly,  he has to be able to carry on an intelligent and intellectual conversation. If that one quality doesn't exist, I don't even bother. One thing that I can not stand is a hot guy that opens his mouth and sounds like an idiot. Someone who is overly confident, and cocky is a real turn off too. But other than that, if you have looks and personality, you might just have the key!

My favorite MMA fighter is Georges St. Pierre. He has come a long way. He is so humble and you can see his passion for the sport. He has so much respect for the sport and everyone in it. I love the way he fights. He deserves the title and even when he lost it,  he worked so hard and went above and beyond to get it back and continues to defend his title. I like his training style and I think that he is in really good shape and it shows. 

I think my number one favorite car right now has to be the Audi R8. The design is so sick. A  few other things that I really love about it is the all wheel drive that Audi is known for. Not only that it produces 420 HP with a V8 FSI engine... FSI with  direct petrol injection technology. It also has an aluminum body which gives outstanding dynamics for driving.

My second favorite car is the Lamborghini Gallardo. It used to be my first favorite but it has moved down a spot. This car is just sexy! Once again the aerodynamics of this car really sets it aside from anything else.

Third has to be the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55. This I see more as a chick car but it has some really good specs. One of my favorite things about this car is the fact that it is rear wheel drive. This car offers 360 HP and 376 lb of torque. Fast, fun, and sporty ... all the things I love. A few others I like but don't make the top 3 list are  the Aston Martin DBS, the BMW M3, the Bugatti Veyron, and the Ferrari California.

Lesnar vs. Couture  is going to be a really good fight.  I think that Brock may take it. I want Couture to prove me wrong though.  I would really like to see Couture take it. Couture has great takedown abilities due to his wrestling background. I don't like Brock because I think he is cocky and I don't like that. I do have to say that for his size, he is really quick and is really going to create a challenge for Randy. Another good advantage that Randy does have his ability to create a plan when he is fighting. Like I said, I think it will be a good and interesting fight.

I think that Rampage is going to beat Silva. I really don't have an opinion about either but I know that they have both fought some people of the same experience and aptitude but I just think that Rampage has a little more confidence in his fighting abilities. Now between Griffin and Evans,this is a hard one.  I kind of think that Evans is gonna take this one. I think that he is a little bit more aggressive. I am not sure but I think that I would kind of like to see him win against Griffin.

It  would be awesome to be a MMA ring girl. I would love to do that if I were given the opportunity. I love the sport and what better way to promote it, and support it!  Not to mention I'd have the best seats in the house! I think that would be so much fun.

I  love skirts and short shorts, and tank tops and of course going to the lake in a cute bikini.

I really hope Manny Ramirez stays with the Dodgers.  It truly will be in their best interest. I would hate to see him go to the Yankees or to the Giants. As a true Dodgers fan, I have my fingers crossed. I  wouldn't be a true Dodgers fan if I didn't say that I hate the Giants. Growing up in Sacramento,  we went to to San Francisco many times to watch them play. My dad always took me and I always would show my Dodgers Pride and my dad used to say, "You better stop because  you're gonna get me in a fight."  Luckily that never happened but I never stopped cheering for  the Dodgers even in Giants territory. So yes, I would definitely say that the rivalry exists on both sides.

The Lakers are doing great and going in the right direction. I thought I heard a comment by Shaq saying that Kobe couldn't do it without him or something like that. Kobe, in my eyes, is the closest thing out there to the next Jordan. I know that they deserve it and I hope they continue on a great victory path to the end.

Politics is a  heated topic for some, but not me. I am proud of my vote and who I voted for. Obama got my vote this year. The biggest reason why is our country is in desperate need of a change. Obama is that refreshing change that we have been looking for. I know that he will do a great job in providing a new outlook for our country. McCain honestly just made me have bad thoughts of another Bush and we are sick of that.

I really just wanted to thank you for making me a part of this. It has been a pleasure and I feel really honored. I also want to tell the fans and readers of this blog to say thanks to you. You do such a great job  and without you, this wouldn't be possible, and I think that it is great that you take the time to put this all together. So thank you and Go Dodgers, Go Lakers, and GSP!!

This Is Why Carmelo Anthony Cut His Hair

50 Cent Meets Dana White

Looks like 50 Cent will be doing some songs for the UFC.

Monday, November 10, 2008

D Wizzle's World Exclusive: Josh Thomson Is Out With Broken Toe

Josh "The Punk" Thomson is out with a foot injury and will not be able to defend his Strikeforce World Lightweight Title against Yves Edwards at Strikeforce's next show in San Jose on November 21.

This is an exclusive from D Wizzle's World.  You heard it hear first!  

NFL News, Notes, and Thoughts

The Ravens continue to impress me as they defeated the Texans yesterday 41-13. How good is their defense? We might find out next week when they face the Giants in New York. They face the Eagles after they play the Giants.

Where are all those "experts" on ESPN and other media outlets that proclaimed Dick Jauron to be a Coach of the Year candidate? The Bills have fallen back to earth and have lost three straight games after beating San Diego at home. The win against the Chargers doesn't look that impressive now since the Chargers are struggling. None of their wins have been against teams with a winning record.

Atlanta's win against the Saints was impressive. The Falcons might just run all over Denver next week.

The Colts had a great win in Pittsburgh. Their remaining schedule doesn't seem so tough. Some of their remaining opponents include Houston, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Cleveland.

The Chiefs played well in their 20-19 loss to the Chargers but Herm Edwards made a terrible decision in going for two at the end of the fourth quarter. The difference between his decision to go for two and Mike Shanahan's decision against the Chargers earlier this season was that the Broncos were at home and had a veteran quarterback. Taylor Thigpen is young and inexperienced and was never in that kind of situation before. The chances of him converting the two-point conversion play yesterday was not that good. Why not go into overtime and see what happens? Huge mistake by Edwards but it doesn't matter in the standings since the Chiefs won't make the playoffs anyways. It is not easy though for the players in the Chiefs' locker room to lose like that.

I still like Tony Sparano to be Coach of the Year. He gets my vote. The Dolphins are now 5-4 with their win against the Seahawks. Sparano is a coach that likes to gamble on 4th down and let his offense stay on the field. Players love a coach like that.

The Jets vs. Patriots game on Thursday night will be fun to watch.

The Raiders are just pathetic. Their offense can't score points and they have no quality quarterbacks. They should not have drafted Darren McFadden in the first round since they had Justin Fargas and Michael Bush already in the backfield. Glenn Dorsey or Sedrick Ellis would have added depth to their defense. Instead of drafting JaMarcus Russell in the 2007 draft, they should have selected offensive tackle Joe Thomas instead. He would have protected Raider quarterbacks for many seasons.

I am still not sold on the Arizona Cardinals at all. Let's see how they do tonight against the 49ers. I would not be surprised if it is a closer game than most expect.

The Vikings victory over the Packer was very much needed because their next two games are on the road against Tampa Bay and Jacksonville.

The Giants proved they are the class of the NFC by defeating the Eagles on the road. The Eagles made a terrible call by running on 3rd and 4th down on their final drive last night. Marty Mornhingweg should get a lot of heat if he was the one who made those calls. Mornhingweg is the offensive coordinator for the Eagles. The Eagles are a passing team and not a rushing team and their runs played right into the hands of the Giants defense. The two bonehead calls cost the Eagles a chance at a victory.

Vikings Punt Returner Charles Gordon's Gruesome Ankle Injury

New Tito Ortiz Interview talked to Tito Ortiz and here is the interview.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

NFL Picks

Jags over Lions
Titans over Bears
Pats over Bills
Falcons over Saints
Jets over Rams
Dolphins over Seahawks
Vikings over Packers
Panthers over Raiders
Chargers over Chiefs
Steelers over Colts
Ravens over Texans
Cardinals over 49ers
Giants over Steelers

Saturday, November 8, 2008

D Wizzle's College Football Recap and Report

Penn State lost 24-23 to Iowa this afternoon. I am glad to see them lose because I never thought they were a top 3 team anyways. Now fans don't have to worry about another Big 10 team in the championship game.

Fans in Illinois might be calling for Ron Zook's head as the Fighting Illini lost today to Western Michigan 23-17. Juice Williams threw more interceptions and the defense was unable to make stops when needed.

No one expected Michigan to dominate Minnesota and beat them 29-6. What a great win for Rich Rodriguez and his team. Minnesota probably were still not over their last second defeat last week against Northwestern. Tim Brewster might be a good motivator but he made very bad coaching decisions last week against Northwestern that cost his team the game.

The top 3 teams in the country are Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech.

Matthew Stafford's touchdown pass on 3rd and 11 propelled the Georgia Bulldogs to a 42-38 win at Kentucky. Stafford had to scramble until he found a receiver in the back of the end zone. It was a great play by a future first round draft pick in the NFL.

Tennessee was upset by Wyoming 13-7. A very bad loss for Philip Fulmer. Players past and present were upset by Fulmer being run off after this year. Fans are not as upset and wanted him gone for a long time.

It was a big win for Nebraska against Kansas in Lincoln. Nebraska won 45-35 and got revenge from last year's beatdown. Kansas scored 76 points against Nebraska last year.

Oklahoma continues to dominate opponents and scored 66 today against Texas A&M.

Alabama beat LSU 27-21 in overtime. I think Florida will beat Alabama in the SEC championship game.

Stanford needs one more win to be bowl eligible but they lost today to Oregon. Oregon was down 27-28 but they scored with under a minute left in the game to win. This is the second time this season that Stanford's defense has cost their team a victory by letting an opponent score a touchdown with under a minute left in the fourth quarter.

Ohio is having a bad season. They lost 28-3 at home to Bowling Green today. Ohio has had a lot of season-ending injuries to key players.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Strikeforce: "Destruction" Card On November 21

Here is the card for Strikeforce's November 21 show in San Jose. The main event will be challenger Renato Babalu Sobral taking on the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, Bobby Southworth for the title.

Bobby Southworth vs. Renato Sobral
Joe Riggs vs. Luke Stewart
Kim Couture vs. Lina Kvokov
Lemont Davis vs. Brian Schwartz
Brad Royster vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Tony Johnson vs. Eric Lawson
Alvin Cacdac vs. Jose Palacios
Bobby Stack vs. Cyrillo Padilha
Zakary Bucia vs. Jaime Rodriguez
Kurt Osiander vs. Raul Castillo
Nik Theotikos vs. Luke Rockhold

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TCU Vs. Utah Recap

Utah upset TCU last night in Utah 13-10. It was a good defensive game by both defenses. TCU should have won this game.

They had the better team but Utah QB Brian Johnson's nine-yard TD pass to WR Freddie Brown with under a minute left in the game decided the game.

TCU could have sealed a victory but their kicker missed two short field goals in the fourth quarter.

TCU also was in position for a field goal many times in the game but their QB, Andy Dalton, got sacked on 3rd down which took them out of field goal position.

Utah had no running game the whole game but their senior QB johnson saved the day for them at the end.

Denver WR Brandon Marshall Discusses Aborted Glove Celebration

Brandon Roy's 30 foot Buzzer Beater To Beat Houston

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NFL News and Notes

NFL News and Notes

The AFC West could be decided in the final regular season game between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. Denver currently is 4-4 and the Chargers are 3-5.

What is the big fuss over 49ers coach Mike Singletary’s halftime stunt where he took his pants off? The media made a big deal out of nothing once again. Coaches have different ways of motivating their players. If Singletary was white, would this be such a big deal? I wouldn’t put it pass the media to try to show Singletary as another angry black man.

The Charger made a great choice in promoting Ron Rivera to DC and firing Ted Cottrell. The Chargers D was just horrible under Cottrell. Part of the reason was the loss of Shawn Merriman but the Chargers defense appeared too passive under Cottrell. Teams were just passing all day on the Chargers D. QBs like Trent Edwards and Drew Brees were having their way too often with the secondary of the Chargers.

The so called “experts” were once again wrong as the Steelers defeated the Redskins last night. Everyone was picking the Redskins and ESPN’s Ron Jaworski was even touting Jason Campbell as a MVP candidate. The reason the Steelers won was because they CAN stop the run and held Clinton Portis to under 100 yards. Stop Portis and you can stop the Redskins. Portis was more of a MVP candidate to me than Campbell was.

The Raiders are pathetic. Truly pathetic. They need a coach the players respect and will play hard for. None of the players are scared of Tom Cable and they know he has no power. Cable looks to be way in over his head at this point but the jury is still out on him.

JaMarcus Russell is the worst starting QB in the NFL right now. Matt Ryan of the Falcons clearly outplayed him last Sunday in Oakland. Rusell was only 6-19 for 31 yards.

An AFC championship game between the Steelers and Titans would be a great defensive game. The Titans are great at running the ball and the Steelers are made to stop the run. These two teams play each other in Week 16 in Tennessee.

Denver’s defense was supposed to be better this year but that has not been the case. Teams are able to both run and pass against them. Losing Champ Bailey to an injury did not help.

What’s wrong with Jay Cutler? He was supposed to be the next big thing at QB but he has regressed of late. No one doubts his arm strength but he needs to cut down on his interceptions.

The Arizona Cardinals will easily win the NFC West. The Rams, Seahawks, and 49ers are making it too easy for the Cardinals. The 49ers have their next shot on Monday night in Arizona to try to stay in contention in the West.

The most complete team in the NFC right now is the New York Giants.

Lame duck coaches like Mike Holmgren don’t stand a chance because the players already know he will be gone after the season and don’t fear him as much. A lot of players tune out a coach if they are either interim or lame duck coaches. You can look at Purdue’s Joe Tiller as another example.

The Ravens have surprised me with their 5-3 record. I didn’t think they had a shot this year with QB Joe Flacco behind center. RB Ray Rice has played well too in the absence of Willis McGahee due to an injury.

What happened to the Jaguars? They lost to the previously winless Bengals and now face the winless Lions on Sunday. Losing two of their starting guards for the rest of the season early in the season has hampered their offense. Free agent acquisition Jerry Porter has been a non-factor the whole season at WR.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been competitive in their last two games but they face a tough road test in San Diego on Sunday. QB Taylor Thigpen has been a true revelation. Could he be the QB of the future for the Chiefs?

I would give the Coach of the Year award to Tony Sparano of the Dolphins right now. His team has a chance to win the AFC East. The Dolphins play Seattle and Oakland at home the next two weeks before their rematch with the Patriots. Three straight home games for the Dolphins and they have a chance to go at least 2-1 or 3-0.

I would not count out the Cowboys being out of the playoffs just yet. I think they still have a run left in them when Tony Romo returns. CB Mike Jenkins has played great. Jenkins is a rookie from South Florida.

The Lions might have their best chance at winning a game when the Vikings come to town in Week 14.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Warriors Vs. Grizzlies Live In-Game Blog

The first quarter is over and the Grizzlies are up 29-24.

Marc Gasol leads the Grizzlies with 12 points. No one can stop him but himself.

Biedrins has 8 points to lead the Warriors but he has two quick fouls.

The Warriors need to get some fouls on Gasol.

Wow, there is a Brandan Wright sighting! He is in the game for the Warriors.

The crowd is very sparse tonight at the FedEx Forum. Lots of empty seats all over.

C.J. Watson is playing well so far.

Memphis is up 34-31 with 7 minutes remaining in the second quarter.

This is one of the better games in the NBA tonight to watch so far.

For those that don't know, the Nuggets traded A.I. to the Pistons today for Billups and McDyess.

Marco Belinelli is in the game!! I can't wait to see this guy shoot the ball.

The Grizzlise are not good 3-point shooters but they have hit 4-5 so far while the Warriors are 0-6 on their 3-point attempts.

Grizzlise 37 Warriors 31

DeMarcus Nelson is 0-3 and struggling. Did you know he is the highest scoring high school player in California?

Mayo is a good passer. He made a nice assist to Hakim Warrick who was right below the basket.

Wow, Mayo just made another perfect pass to Gasol for another assist. This kid is so impressive.

Gasol just hit a nice shot over Biedrins. He has 16 points and 8 rebounds.

Grizzlies 43 Warriors 34 with 3:55 left in the quarter.

Ronny Turiaf is finally in the game at the 3:25 mark of the second quarter. Perhaps he can stop Gasol?

Gasol did a good job against Dwight Howard last Friday night using his big body to pester howard.

Grizzlies 47 Warriors 45 Timeout

Mike Conley is the starting PG for the Grizzlies but Kyle Lowry gets most of the minutse in the second half usually. Lowry is a far better defender than Conley.

It is now halftime and Memphis is up 49-45.

Al Harrington is really struggling and is 3-11 shooting. He needs to pick it up in the second half or give someone else more shots.

Corey Maggette apparently hurt his hamstring and his return is questionable.

Maggette is back in the game.

We are in the 3rd quarter now and the Grizzlies are up 72-67. The Warriors had a five point lead but now the Grizzlies are up again.

Biedrins has four fouls and is on the bench.

Grizzlies 73 Warriors 67 End of 3rd quarter. Grizzlies went on a 13-2 run to end the quarter.

As we approach the fourth quarter, look for Gay to lead the Grizzlies. I don't see a Warriors win tonight.

Mayo just made a layup to make it 79-73. It has been a very sluggish quarter. We have 8:22 left in the game.

No Warrior is having a good shooting night and this will lead to their demise. They have shot a dismal 31-78.

Harrington is 3-13. The problem with Harrington is he is a tall forward who doesn't play good defense and can't get a rebound to save his life. He remins me of myself in that aspect. He is not effective if his shot is not going.

I am waiting for Stephen Jackson to bomb away from 3-point land soon.

Grizzlies 81 Warriors 73 with six minutes left.

Jackson committed a flagrant foul on Conley. Grizzlies are up by 11 now.

Grizzlies 86 Warriors 75 with 4:51 to go

This game is over. The Grizzlies will win. The Warriors announcers insist the game is still not over but they are lying to the fans.

Warriors are now 2-18 on their three-pointers.

Gasol just hit a jumper and he now has 27 points. He just made a three-pointer which didn't count because the shot clock expired.

Warriors have only scored 9 fourth quarter points.

Belinelli is back in the game! So is rookie Anthony Randolph. 1:27 left in the game.

Belinelli shoots a 3 and makes it! Where was he during the second half? Coach Nelson needs to start playing him more often.

The game is finally officially over. Grizzlies 90 Warriors 79.

The MVP of the game is Gasol.

Warriors finish 3-20 from three-point land. Biedrins had 22 boards.

New Hottie Of The Week Coming Soon

Look out for the new Hottie of the Week (HOW) coming soon. Her name is Bri and she is from California.