Monday, January 16, 2006

A Few Heroes - And One Big Zero

Hey Peeps, and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

For those of you who haven't been here before, Monday entries highlight some of the great performances in the world of sports from the past seven days or so - I think if Hazel were picking them, she would present the with a "Hazie".


Darrell Jackson of the Seahawks came up big on Saturday. Jackson, considered by most experts to be Seattle's best WR, caught 9 passes for 143 yards with 1 TD. What makes his performance even more impressive was that he did it with Alexander out of the lineup and Washington keying on the pass. Jackson also came back from a hard hit to the back.

James Farrior of the Steelers was a one man wrecking crew against Peyton Manning and the Dolts...errr, sorry C-O-L-T-S...the Colts. Farrior had 8 tackles and 2.5 sacks in leading a Steelers D that made Manning look ordinary.

Steve Smith of the Panthers accounted for 244 yards of total offence - catching 12 passes for 218 yards and 2 TDs - when the number 1 defence in the NFL had to been keying on him...especially when DeShaun Foster left the game. Smith made Chicago look very bad.

Ben Watson of the Patriots gets a Hazie, for chasing down Champ Bailey after the INT and making the play close...Watson showed a lot of heart and deserves credit for not giving up - Watson is a CHAMP.

Honourable mention goes to Tom Brady...who showed heart and class when things were tough. Brady showed himself to be a real leader - I like that guy a lot.

Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes was named offensive player of the week. Staal had 3 goals and 4 assists in 3 games for the Hurricanes last week.

Simon Gagne of the Flyers and Alexander Ovechkin of the Capitals got honourable mention.

Marty Brodeur of the Devils is heating up as the Olympics near. Brodeur had 3 wins and a GAA of 0.65, and a save percentage of .975 for the Devils this past week. Gretzky and Team Canada coaches and players must be smiling.

Marty Turco of the Stars, Keri Lehtonen of the Thrashers and David Aebischer of the Avs all got honourable mention.

Now that the NFL is winding down...the NHL will get a lot more play on Mondays.

So this past weekend, the NFL brought out the best in some...and brought out a "less than stellar effort" from others - these are the guys we refer to as the:

Clinton Portis of the Redskins was shut down and silenced by Seattle on Saturday. Portis for all his talk and showboating over the last few weeks finished the game with 41 yards on 17 carries. Thanks Clinton...

Kevin Faulk of the Patriots...awwww, crap. I don't want to talk about that game. The bad call made by the back judge turned the tide of the game...he should be canned - without that call, Denver doesn't score any points and the Patriots go into half at 3 - 0. I'm still mad at Faulk though.

The Triplets - Manning, Harrison, and James. In the case of Harrison - 3 catches for 52 yards, and James - 13 carries for 56 yards, they didn't do anything to distinguish themselves or impose themselves on the game. I saw a shot of Harrison on the bench in the fourth quarter and he looked like he had given up. Manning is another story - for a guy that is supposed to be the leader of the team - he can't even hold Brady's jockstrap. Manning is a sour puss, always choosing to wallow in his own misery when things aren't going his way - he does nothing to try to take charge or inspire his teammates...he's a quitter. He won't ever win.

Mike Vanderjagt - no, not for missing the field goal. Vanderjagt's post game interview was crap - the guy is an arrogant S.O.B. I heard him say that when the recovered Bettis' fumble he "went to Tony Dungy, to (offensive coordinator) and to Peyton to ask...'what's the plan? we going for a TD? or FG?'...they said TD all the way." Vanderjagt went on to half-heartedly say he was ready for the kick (or should have been) but he left the loss at Manning's feet. Those two hate each other...Mike is gone.

The entire Chicago Bears team - from the number 1 D that gave up 29 points and let Carolina's only credible thread (Steve Smith) run an offence that spent the afternoon dropping passes and not making plays. Chicago's record was in large part due to them playing a week schedule...the Bears don't make the playoffs next year.

The yahoo site has a spammer - yes. Some jackass decided to go on to the yahoo site and spam members to death with 200 plus spam messages over night...jerk. So message posting is suspended til we get things figured out.

Renee if you are reading this...check your mail. DJames, same goes for you. Thank you for your emails - corrective steps are being taken. We'll get it sorted out.

So that about sums it up for a grouchy Monday...if the NFL Weekend wasn't bad enough - a friggin spammer on Yahoo site.

Have a great one peeps...stick with the group - we'll get the spam crap fixed and off the site.

Hazel I hope things are groovy in your world...we'll get the peeps page back, it was starting to really take shape.

Song of the Day on Hazelspeeps - for Peyton Manning and Mike Vanderjagt...and the Indianapolis Colts

Friends - Jody Watley

Friends won't be around
Friends will let you down
When you need them most
Where are your friends?

Peesth Out!


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