Remember my first post, Championship Weekend, well I was on the money for about half of my predictions. What can I saw I know my Carolina Panthers and they came to whoop some Cardinal Ass.
However could I have been more wrong about the Broncos. I called Peyton old(which I’m sticking to), not very accurate, and a waste of my viewing time this past season. Reflection is an amazing thing. I first want to apologize to Peyton(sorry Peyton),he still has some kind of juice because he’s headed to Super Bowl 50. Kudos to him and his team. Did he play his best game, no but I overlooked his experience(18 years), and and really the supporting cast he has around him. Do I think those things will give him a Super Bowl ring in his final year….NO,especially not with a 67.9 passer rating, but that’s a completely different blog post. I mainly want to admit I was wrong…. and I can do that because this is my blog lol.
This blog is really a journey through my rise as a sports personality, and I know it will be flawed and bumpy, I admit to my flaws it makes me who I am, so sometimes if I feel I am wrong I’ll apologize. Another mistake I discovered was my tag line; All Sports, No Fluff. When it comes down to it I like the Fluff, I like hearing the back stories on some of our sports heroes. Russell Wilson visits the Children Hospital’s with his glamazon girlfriend Ciara great, awesome, amazing. That’s what makes these athletes more than gladiators placed in an arena for our fodder. I was wrong to think eliminating those elements would make this blog appeal to the true sports fan. So folks get ready, I’m going to weigh in on every angle of sports(scandals and shaderoominc, I welcome you). Some pieces might be sweeter than my grande, no whip, almond milk Mocha Latte(extra shot of espresso) but I am who I am, Not Your Average Sports Girl. I will let you know when the fluff comes so you can quickly scan through or altogether ignore if you would like.
Fluff Alert! Last Sunday my favorite Carolina Panthers player Thomas Davis broke his arm when the TE for Arizona came down on it wrong. Yes that does suck, but Mr. Davis knows injury and he knows how to pound through it ( $5 starbucks gift card to someone who can name another athlete to come back from 3 ACL tears). TD said that it would take hell and high water for him not to play on February 7th, mad respect and props to him. So I ask that anyone following this blog at 5:58 each day just say a quick prayer for Mr. Davis. Let’s get him healed up and back out to ramming people into the ground. Thanks and God Bless!.
It’s that time of year ladies and gentlemen. The two week countdown before the Big Game and it’s the “Final Four” Denver Broncos vs New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers. [ “Are you not entertained”. Everyone with a mouthpiece has an opinion of who will come out victorious, but let’s look at the facts and then make a decision. I’ll tell you now my thoughts will be flawed, clearly from my Gravatar I’m rocking with the Carolina Panthers, but I have $100 riding on that bet so please believe I have run over every option in my head. So let’s look at the teams
Is this Carson Palmer’s year to make it to the Big Game? After looking at his shaky performance last week against the Green Bay Packers (two rough interceptions and sacked 3 times) 1. With CB Norman/Coleman and LB Kuechly/Davis those mistakes will turn into points on for the Panthers. Palmer needs to be damn near perfect to make this a game. Larry Fitzgerald is the player the Cards can hang there hopse on, I see him being a problem in the game. He’s still athletic, tall, fast, and can leap out of the stadium. Look for the Panthers to get creative on the field when covering Fitzgerald. I think if Harper can keep a lid on Malcolm Floyd who he has dubbed a mini Fitzgerald then the Panthers can really neutralize the Cards offense.
Panthers will have an advantage with a QB who has committed no turnovers in his last game. Cam Newton is actually bigger than 70% of the Cardinals starting defense. The Panthers have every back in good health this week. Johnathan Stewart was a beast last week with 106 rushing yards and 2 TDs. With our arsenal of “mediocre” receivers and a QB that can get mobile in any situation, my point goes to the Panthers. Definitely a hard fought game but at home Carolina will be just too much.
On to Broncos vs Patriots, this is going to seem cruel but damnit I don’t have time to be politically correct. Peyton Manning is old and wasn’t even a factor last week vs Pitt. It was all running game, and unfortunately, he ain’t going to get it vs. the Patriots D. Brady proved he’s willing to make sacrifices with his 10 yd and 1-yd TD run. The only thing Denver might have on their side is the elevation and using that with time of possession. This again means that the Broncos have to work hard with keeping their offense on the field. I just can’t fathom the Broncos coming out victorious and this is why there isn’t much chatter about the AFC Championship. I know it seems like my thoughts on the AFC are unfair and brief, but so was Peyton not retiring and junking up my television set. I would to see the Broncos in another Big Game but that’s not happening so get prepared. Point Patriots.
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