Archive for September, 2011

Around the League: NFL Week 3

Posted: 26th September 2011 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

A third straight wild weekend in the NFL took place Sunday, as the Patriots were stunned, the Vikings blew an even bigger halftime lead, and a field goal was the margin of victory in seven games. Two more key injuries have playoff hopefuls fearing the worst and only four undefeated teams remain in this young [...]

Week 3 NFL quick picks: Predictions in ten words or less

Posted: 24th September 2011 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

Week 3 of the NFL season is a day away and the first two weeks have been all but predictable. Injuries have been the major story thus far, with an incredible number of key players going down for the season. The lack of proper preseason training regimens has to be the culprit behind the way [...]

Lynx look to advance on Tuesday

Posted: 19th September 2011 by Jeff Plattner in WNBA

Home court advantage has held serve through the first two games of the Western Conference Semi Finals series between the Minnesota Lynx and San Antonio Silver Stars. After hanging on and escaping with a 66-65 win in Game 1 of the series, the Lynx were outplayed Sunday in Game 2 at San Antonio. The series [...]

Random Questions on NFL’s Week 1

Posted: 13th September 2011 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

In America’s ability to overcome the devastation of 9/11, President Obama said it best Sunday night. “These past ten years have shown that America does not give in to fear.”  With a nation’s thoughts and prayers with those heroes that passed and their loved ones who suffered heart-wrenching losses on that tragic day ten years [...]

Fantasy Football: Week 1 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Posted: 11th September 2011 by Jeff Plattner in Fantasy Football

The 2011 NFL season is underway as the defending Super Bowl Champion, Green Bay Packers held off Super Bowl XLIV Champion, the New Orleans Saints, with a last second goal-line stop. With a final score of 42-34, there were plenty of fantasy football points to go around Thursday night at Lambeau Field. With thirteen more [...]

Coach Kill’s home debut a virtual “must win”

Posted: 10th September 2011 by Jeff Plattner in College Football
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Let’s be realistic, the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team is not going to challenge for a Big Ten Championship anytime soon. In fact, they haven’t won the Big Ten since 1967. Yes, it has been an astonishing forty-three years since the Golden Gophers last brought home a Big Ten Title and even longer, 1962, since [...]

NFC East Philadelphia Eagles:  Although new backup QB Vince Young is capable of winning games, the offseason trade of Kevin Kolb puts added pressure on Michael Vick to stay healthy. This means he’ll have to avoid leaving himself susceptible to hits in the open field. Philly made an enormous splash in free agency this summer [...]

AFC West 1.  Kansas City Chiefs: The arrival of WR Steve Breaston will allow Matt Cassel to go deep more often. Thomas Jones should take less touches away from stud RB Jamaal Charles (picture, below-right), which is a great thing for Kansas City. Charles averaged 7.04 yards per touch last season compared to just 3.93 [...]