Monday, April 30, 2007

NFL Draft Spectacular: Draft Grades

When it comes to grading a draft I tend to look at things a little bit differently than guys like Mel Kiper and such. For example, if you have to go to the 7th round to find a great pick, I'm not going to rank that draft as a good one. You shouldn't make your best pick with your 6th, 7th, or 8th overall pick in an entire weekend of picks.

I'm also not going to give credit to a team for picking a good player if I think they could have picked a better one. Its just that simple.

Lastly, I'm not looking at next year's draft. Trading a pick this year to get something next year has nothing to do with my grades and vice versa, you're not getting knocked any grades for trading next years picks to move up this year. Its all about this past weekend for me.

Without further ado, thatguysports draft day grades.

Arizona Cardinals: C+
Some nice picks late, but I don't like Alan Branch at all, and Levi Brown in my opinion isn't a lock to be a superstar. Would've like to have seen them work on their defense a little bit more - they have an offense that is decent. Their defense is swiss cheese.

Atlanta Falcons: D
I hate this draft. I think Jamaal Anderson is overrated and Chris Houston is going to be a bust. They didn't help their offense at all - another raw WR is NOT what they need (Laurent Robinson), and they didn't help their offensive line much at all.

Baltimore Ravens: C
I'm not big on drafting a return specialist early in a draft unless its a Daunte Hall type, but I don't think Figurs is that guy. Grubbs is a Guard, and no doubt he is a good one, but how hard is it to develop a Guard?
Their best pick? Lleron McClain. Guy's a stud.

Buffalo Bills: B-
I like the Posluszny pick where they got him but I despise the Marshawn Lynch pick. He didn't do squat against teams that had defenses more stout than the crap the Pac-10 rolls out week in and week out. That being said, John Wendling was a great pick where they got him.

Carolina Panthers: A-
Great draft. Beason is a stud. Dwayne Jarrett and Ryan Kalil will be solid contributers if not Pro-Bowlers. Georgia DE Charles Johnson is solid as well.

Chicago Bears: C
I hate Greg Olsen. Their best pick was Beekman from BC.

Cincinatti Bengals: C
Leon Hall was their best and only solid pick.

Cleveland Browns: A+
Sorry folks but you don't worry about next year's draft when you find a QB you love, AND who wants to play for you. Case and point with Cleveland.
Joe Thomas to anchor the line, Brady Quinn at QB, and Eric Allen at Corner.

Dallas Cowboys: B-
Anthony Spencer is a good counterpart to Demarcus Ware, and James Marten at Tackle is solid.

Denver Broncos: C+
Jarvis Moss and not a whole lot else. Not enough improvement for a team that really faded down the stretch last year.

Detroit Lions: C-
Sure, they got Calvin Johnson. But Drew Stanton SUCKS with a capital SUCKS. Matt Millen continues to have pictures of somebody - as that's the only way he keeps his job.

Green Bay Packers: D+
Not a big Justin Harrell fan. Not for where they drafted him.
Nobody else of merit.

Houston Texans: F
Okoye may be good, but if he becomes a pro-bowler, he's the only solid player they picked up yesterday.

Indianapolis Colts: B
As much as this pains me, its a good draft for Indy. I obviously love Gonzalez. Daymeion Hughes will be a solid corner in their Tampa 2 system.

Jacksonville Jaguars: C-
Reggie Nelson and a bunch of guys who went too early. Not the kind of draft you write home about.

Kansas City Chiefs: B-
Dwayne Bowe and Turk McBride will be solid players for them. Nice draft with limited picks for them this weekend.

Miami Dolphins: F
It doesn't get much worse for this team. Sure, Beck was one of my sleepers at QB but if you're going to pass on Brady Quinn for a WR why not pick up the best one available? They basically used a 9th overall pick to replace Wes Welker. I'm not kidding.

Minnesota Vikings: A-
Adrian Peterson, enough said. Sidney Rice, enough said. Brian Robison will be a Patrick Kearney/Jared Allen type in the NFL and they got him late. Great draft for Minny this year, although the fact they got their draft card in on time is still a feat for this franchise.

New England Patriots: C+
I'm not talking about the Randy Moss trade. They had two top 28 picks and only have Brandon Mayweather to show for it. Why not take an LB with 28? You need youth at that position. Instead they trade for next year. I don't love what they did, but trading the 28th pick for a 1st next year AND Randy Moss is ok....i just wish they got younger on Defense.

New Orleans Saints: C-
Robert Meachem and nothing else.

New York Giants: D+
Why not take Joe Staley???? You NEED an OT for Eli Manning to succeed and you give him nothing. They only avoided an F by getting DeOssie and Steve Smith. But passing on Staley will haunt them for a long time.

New York Jets: B+
Granted, only 3 picks, but Darrelle Revis was my top corner, and David Harris is one of the young LB's I wanted to see the Patriots draft.

Oakland Raiders: C-
Jamarcus Russell will be a bust, and the rest is history. Best pick was Michael Bush.

Philadelphia Eagles: F
Horrible draft for this team. Kevin Kolb will suck and you already have McNabb. Abiamiri isn't my guy, and Tony Hunt will be useless at the next level.

Pittsburgh Steelers: B
Timmons will be great in their 3-4 and Wodley is solid. Add to that a sleeper in Dallas Baker who is only hampered by his 40 time.

St. Louis Rams: B+
Another draft I real like. Typical "lunch pail guys" in Carricker and Brian Leonard.

San Diego Chargers: C-
Craig Davis in the first round? Gross. Weddle is their best pick.

San Francisco 49ers: B+
Patrick Willis, my man Joe Staley anchor a great draft. This team will be solid next year (which is why I don't love the Patriots trading for their 1st rounder next year). It should surprise nobody if San Fran wins 11 games next year.

Seattle Seahawks: D
Useless. How's Deion Branch you losers?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: C+
Gaines Adams seemed to turn it on and off last year, but Sabby Piscitelli was arguably the most "My guy" in the entire draft this year.

Tennessee Titans: D
Chris Henry is god awful. He'll actually make Lendale White look like a good pro. Then draft 3 WR who are below average. Sick draft. I can't wait for Vince Young to fall on his face next year. Tennessee will be the most overrated team in the league next season.

Washington Redskins: C
1 for 1 is good. Blades may be a player if he can overcome his physical limitations.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

NFL Draft Spectacular: That Guy Sports Mock Draft

Here we go ladies and gentlemen, the 2007 That Guy Sports mock draft. Now, we're not shooting for 100% accuracy for teams and spots, if we get a team right but the spot wrong, we're calling that a win. Team wrong, but spot right, another win.

Onto the draft.

1. Oakland Raiders, Jamarcus Russell
2. Tampa Bay (via trade), Calvin Johnson
3. Cleveland, Brady Quinn
4. Detroit, Gaines Adams
5. Arizona, Joe Thomas
6. Washington, LaRon Landry
7. Minnesota, Adrian Peterson
8. Atlanta, Amobi Okoye
9. Miami, Levi Brown.
10. Houston, Darrelle Revis
11. San Fran, Adam Carriker
12. Buffalo, Patrick Willis
13. St Louis, Jamaal Anderson
14. Carolina, Greg Olson
15. Pittsburgh, Lawrence Timmons
16. Green Bay, Marshawn Lynch
17. Jacksonville, Jarvis Moss
18. Cincinnati, Leon Hall
19. Tennessee, Ted Ginn, Jr
20. Giants, Joe Staley
21. Denver, Alan Branch
22. Dallas, Robert Meachem
23. Kansas City, Dwayne Bowe
24. New England, John Beason
25. Jets, Aaron Ross
26. Philadelphia, Reggie Nelson
27. New Orleans, Justin Harrell
28. New England, Michael Griffin
29. Baltimore, Ryan Kalil
30. San Diego, Steve Smith
31. Chicago, Dwayne Jarrett
32. Indianapolis, Tony Gonzalez

Things that wouldn't surprise us. Adrian Peterson to Browns, Miami trading up for Brady Quinn.
Rams go Leon Hall.
Patriots at 28 go Lorenzo Booker.
Adrian Peterson to Houston.

that's all we have. there's no doubt I forgot about someody good. So hit me with it.

NFL Draft Spectacular: "My guys"

Every sports fan has "his guys." You just have to. Todd Walker for the Red Sox, "my guy." Trot Nixon, NOT "my guy." Eugene Wilson after the Philly Superbowl, "my guy." You get the picture.

Well, here are my guys for the upcoming NFL draft.

John Beck, QB, BYU.
I love everything about this guy. Prepared, can make just about any throw, and he was a GREAT factor in BYU games going over quite often this past season. He's just a solid QB who has Tom Brady written all over him.

Brian Leonard, FB/RB, Rutgers.
Anybody who brings up images of Mike Alstott clearly has to be one of your guys. How can he not be?

LeRon McClain, FB, Alabama.
You knew you weren't going to see this list end without a Tide player on here did you? Well McClain will be the next great lead blocker. He is a stereotype fullback. Block, run for 1 yard, and catch the ball out of the backfield. He can do it all. Punishing is an adjective to describe McClain.

Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina.
Pro-bowl receiver for a long time to come. Good hands and great play making ability.

Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Ohio State.
See above. Great route runner, tremendous hands, and always plays big in big games. I'd take him over Ted Ginn in a heartbeat.

Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan.
I had him and Joe Thomas on this list until I heard that Joe Thomas is fishing w/ his dad instead of going to the draft but is still letting a camera on the boat. Lame. Staley is legit though. He is down in Daytona w/ his cousin drinking right now. He said so last week on the NFL Sirius channel.

Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska.

Brian Robison, DE, Texas.

Zak DeOssie, ILB, Brown.
Trust me, the next solid Ivy League Linebacker.

Zach Latimer, ILB, Oklahoma.


John Beason, OLB, The U.
Skeet skeet!

Ramzee Robinson, CB, Alabama.
Roll Tide.

Michael Griffin, S, Texas.
Will be able to play Strong, Free, and even Nickel. Plus special teams.

So there you have it. "My guys." Who are yours?

Coming tomorrow.....Mock it up baby!!!.....

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

NFL Draft Spectacular: Defensive Backfield

In all honesty this is where I am a stud. Just know that going into it.


Darrelle Revis, Pitt
Total complete stud. Gretat ball skills and a guy who had few opportunities to make plays b/c teams didn't go at him, but when they did, they paid for it, big time, when he'd convert an INT into a touchdown. Also returned punts.

Aaron Ross, Texas
Size, physicality, speed. Ross has it all. He supports the run very well and obviously played in a high level in college. He's going to be a stud in the NFL.

Leon Hall, Michigan
I don't think you can go wrong with any of the top 3, and Hall is right there. Dwane Jarrett exposed Hall a little in my opinion in the Rose Bowl and he also didn't fare very well against Ohio State. That said, Hall has the size and speed to be a player at the next level.

Eric Wright, UNLV
Talent and skill, but character issues. Enough said. I mean the guy left USC. Who the hell does that???

Chris Houston, Arkansas.
I don't love Houston. SEC isn't really a passing conference, so I question the cover skills of Houston.

Marcus McCauley, Fresno State
Another guy I don't love. He got benched in 2006. That takes a lot. Pat Hill guy though, which usually translates well in the NFL.

Tanard Jackson, Syracuse.
Don't knock the player because of the program. Tanard Jackson can play. It just may not be at corner. He may need to move inside, or get considerably faster.


Ramzee Robinson, Alabama. Football player. He will be heard from.
David Jones, Wingate. Solely a question of competition.
Corey Graham, UNH.

McCauley, Houston

(One of the deepest positions in this year's draft)

Laron Landry, LSU.
My #1 guy defensive player in the draft. He is a stud. 100% stud. I'd give anything for the Patriots to have a guy like this.

Michael Griffin, Texas.
Only reason I put him above Reggie Nelson is the special teams, punt block skills he has.

Reggie Nelson, Florida.
Another stud.

Eric Weddle, Utah.
Versatile is his middle name. He reminds me of the guy from the Bengals who has the weird last name. He's a holder too.

Aaron Rouse, Va Tech.
No questioning his skills. Needs to be more consistent - classic underachiever.

Brandon Meriweather, The U.
He beat a guy over the head with his own helmet. I'm all set with this guy. Pacman Jones.

John Wendling, Wyoming.
Skilled, athletic and intelligent. He has the Patriots written all over him.

Sabby Piscitelli, Oregon State.
May be a LB, regardless, he's obviously skilled. Just need to find a place for him to play.


Piscitelli, Wendling.

Gerald Alexander, Boise State . Versatile and incredibly athletic.



Monday, April 23, 2007

NFL Draft Spectacular: Linebackers

The play makers of an attacking defense. And one of my favorite positions.

Inside Linebackers

Patrick Willis, Mississippi
The only thing that concerns me about Willis is that a lot of his plays were made after a gain by the offense. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he played for a poor team and that's more the reason than anything else. That said, he's a sideline to sideline guy who has size and can move.

Originally most mocks had the Patriots landing him but there's really no way he's there when they pick.

Buster Davis, Florida State.
If David Harris didn't play for Michigan I'd have David Harris here. Instead of Greg Olson's disappearing act playing on a lesser team than in the past, Buster Davis elevated his game. He's a great 4-3 MLB.

David Harris, Michigan.
Great run stopper that seemed to have improved on his coverage skills and his speed. Granted he played in an inferior conference in the Big-10, but he's obviously very good at playing against teams that run straight ahead with no real rhyme or reason. He'd be perfect for the AFC North.

Zak DeOssie, Brown.
Smarts, good size and great athletic ability. DeOssie has a ton of upside. I love saying upside.

Bust: HB Blades. I think he sucks. Don't draft him. Undersized.

Sleeper: DeOssie and Justin Durant of Hampton.

Outside Linebacker

Lawrence Timmons, Florida State.
Stud outside guy who can play the edge, get after the qb, or drop into coverage. A complete player who played against very good competition in the ACC. A stud.

John Beason, The U.
Member of the 7th floor crew, the greatest rap group of all time:

"(What's your name?) Big Beast. (What you do?) Skeet skeet. (How you do it?) Bust a nut, aim for her mouthpiece.

I mean how can that guy NOT be a solid player. Regardless, Beason is not a character issue - he's a very good player. Versatile and quick with good size. I love this guy.

Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma.
He flat out makes plays. And you can't coach that.

Stewart Bradley, Nebraska.
Typical 3-4 OLB guy, Bradley is a "worker." He does his job, brings his lunch pail to work, and just gets it done. Nothing flashy, but solid performance.

Paul Posluszny, Penn State.
I am not high on Posluszny. The reality is that he could be the 2nd guy taken and be a horrible player. Injured two years ago, who knows how he'll play when he gets to the NFL. I don't like this kid - but the Patriots may take him which I'll have to be ok with. In Bill I trust.

Bust: Posluszny

Sleeper: Stephen Nicolas, South Florida

Sunday, April 22, 2007

NFL Draft Spectacular: Defensive Lineman

The heart and sole of any championship football team is its defense. Except for this year's championship team who won solely because the NFL officials deemed it so. But I digress. Here's a look at the Defensive Lineman and how we at thatguysports have them ranked. By the way, DE is LOADED this year. DT, not so much.

Defensive End

Gaines Adams, Clemson.
Stereotypical 4-3 DE. A monster against the pass who's only knock is that he seemed to be bored at times. Will make an impact immediately (In so far as a DE can when he winds up on a bad team like Adams probably will).

Adam Carriker, Nebraska.
Versatile player, a lot like Richard Seymour of the Patriots. Tall for a DE but with bulk on top of it. Could be a DT as well if called on.

Jarvis Moss, Florida.
For my money, Moss will be the best player in this position of this draft. He's not a classic tweener b/c of his 6'6'' height but would it surprise anybody if he wound up playing the role that a Willie McGinnist or Adalius Thomas fell into?

Jamaal Anderson, Arkansas.
Here's what bothers me about Anderson: I don't really remember him. Jarvis Moss, remembered. Gaines Adams, remembered, but Anderson - not remembered. Maybe that's just my inability to remember things, but I just don't. Thus, he's in the 4th spot.

Anthony Spencer, Purdue.
Classic tweener. Will provide TREMENDOUS value in the late 1st into the 2nd round.

LaMarr Woodley, Michigan.
Another tweener guy. Most Michigan defensive players worry me because of the lack of speed in the Big-10 (see: State, Ohio getting destroyed in the national title game when they finally played some speed). He's "long" not in that way, but in the football way, and he has a "motor."

DE Sleeper

Brian Robison, Texas.

DE Bust

Tim Crowder, Texas.

Defensive Tackle

DT in my opinion is really a 2 man race.

Amobe Okoye, Louisville.
If this is the first time you've heard of him, ESPN is channel 849 on HD in the Boston marketplace, and I suggest you check it out. They do shows about sports. He's a great story, and some have commented that he's almost the Greg Oden of this NFL Draft.

Justin Harrell, Tennessee.
Coming off an injury, Harrell isn't where he could have been if he played all year. That said, I think he'll be a good pick for a team who may not need him to bring his A game immediately.

DT Bust:
Alan Branch, Michigan.
I think he flat out sucks. Classic guy w/ the tools who can't compete on the field.

Walter Thomas, NW Mississippi Juco
Coach him up and watch a guy who apparently has talent grow and watch him sprout to stardom.

Friday, April 20, 2007

NFL Draft Spectacular: Offensive Lineman

Look, I'm 5 foot nothing and I don't get game tapes sent to me. I have no real idea who has good footwork and who can deliver a blow when pass blocking.

So I don't have a ton of comments on the OL here.

Guys I like - there are two of them at the top of the list.

Joe Staley Central Michigan and Joe Thomas of Wisconsin.

Staley was on Sirius yesterday and he was hilarious. No way he fails in the NFL

Thomas, well...he's a stud and he's going fishing with his father on draft day instead of New York or anything else. That's a stand up guy in my opinion.

That's all for the OL.

OL is all coaching anyways in the NFL. Up this weekend: The Defensive side of the ball. Where I am a borderling GENIUS.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

NFL Draft Spectacular: Tight Ends

This position is easy for me to sum up.

There are three top prospects in my view and there are 3 categories for them all.

My rankings:
1) Zach Miller, Arizona State
2) Greg Olson, Miami (Fl)
3) Ben Patrick, Delaware

Patrick is a sleeper, and the bust (in my opinion THE bust for the entire draft) is Greg Olson of Miami.

He went from game-breaker to afterthought when he wasn't surrounded with superstars. Needing decent role players around you is one thing, but Olson only thrived when he had superstars around him. No thanks.

NFL Draft Spectacular: Wide Receivers

Wide Receiver is absolutely LOADED this year in my opinion. No fewer than 5 guys could be legit superstars in the NFL. Here's how we rank the candidates.

1) Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech

If you don't know a single thing about this guy then you need help. Not because you should know who he is, but more because it appears that you're getting all of your sports information from this website. And if that's the case, you need help.

Johnson is the total package with size, speed, hands, and intelligence. He should be the first player taken on the 28th.

2) Sidney Rice, South Carolina

I know most reports show Ted Ginn or Dwayne Bowe in this spot but I put a lot of weight behind a complicated Steve Spurrier offense. Rice will be passed on by a lot of teams and they'll soon regret it.

3) Dwayne Bowe, LSU

Size, hands, strength. Best competition possible. Bowe has it all and legitimately had eye surgery that improved his vision and pass catching. Maybe Reche Caldwell can get help after all.

4) Ted Ginn, Jr., Ohio State

Ginn's injury is the only reason he isn't ranked higher. That and in my opinion he wasn't asked to run complicated routes in the Ohio State system. If he can run his 4.3 range after his injured foot heals then he's the #2 guy available. But I have my doubts. One setback this off season and he's behind the 8-ball to learn an offensive system.

5) Steve Smith, USC

Produced at a high level all through college on a top team. Ran a great 40 time and just makes plays. You can't put enough of an emphasis on a guy like that.

6) Robert Meachem, UT

See: Smith, Steve. Its just too bad he played for a piece of crap like Phil Fullmer (roll tide).

7) Dwayne Jarrett, USC

His 40 time scares me. There are TE's that run faster than him.

Bust potential:

Jarrett, Ginn if he becomes injury prone.


Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio State
Fundamental stud at WR. Great hands, runs great routes, and plays with some speed and spunk. Yeah I said spunk. Love Gonzalez.

David Ball, UNH
Break any record of Jerry Rice and you're a sleeper in my book.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

NFL Draft Spectacular: The Runningbacks/Fullbacks

1) Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma

As close to a can't miss guy as there is at RB. He's going to be an absolute monster even though Chris Brown was as impressive as Peterson at times in the Big 12 and Peterson runs high like Brown does. Let's look past that, ok?

2) Antonio Pittman, OSU

Can run inside and outside and doesn't dazzle anybody. But is rock-solid. What's the difference between him and Lawrence Maroney? Another Big-10 back who played on a big stage. Always seemed to break a big run when it counted.

3) Brian Leonard, Rutgers

Mike Alstott. Enough said.

4) Marshawn Lynch, Cal

I hate Lynch for the record. He's my pick for "Most likely to celebrate draft day in a strip club VIP room like Pac-Man Jones." Maybe its the dreadlocks, or the fact that he does look JUST LIKE PACMAN JONES.

5) Michael Bush, Louisville

I know, I know...injury prone. But isn't a broken leg a lot different from a "hamstring" guy?

6) Lorenzo Booker

Ok this may have something to do with the fact that he could wind up a Patriot. Why not start the "spin" machine early?


Marshawn Lynch, Chris Henry, Arizona (came out early and "raw" isn't something that works in the NFL typically).


Kolby Smith, Louisville.

Made the loss of Michael Bush tolerable. Which is not an easy thing to do.

NFL Draft Spectacular: The Quarterbacks

1) Brady Quinn, Notre Dame.

Sorry folks, but I'm not on board the Jamarcus Russell bandwagon. My NFL Draft source said something to the affect of "Russell looked like he was lifting donuts not weights" after he saw him at the combine in Indianapolis. That tells me that this guy isn't ready.

But Quinn is. Playing under a very solid offensive mind in a pro-style offense will make Quinn ready immediately to grasp any NFL system. Not to mention that his 6'4'' frame makes him a stereotypical quarterback.

2) Jamarcus Russell, LSU.

The only reason he isn't 3rd is that I'd lose all credibility if I put him there. That said, Russell reminds me a lot of the guy in Boys in the Hood who gave Little-Ricky (little meaning pre-high school ricky - when he had the red mesh shirt on) his football back. The one who was shirtless with sweatpants and a do-rag on. That's what I see when I see Russell at QB.

Someone tell me how he's any different from Byron Leftwich or Daunte Culpepper? Sure he may put up some good #'s like they do, but the next big game they play in the playoffs will be their first. Same for Russell.

3) John Beck, BYU.

Pro system, seems like a very good leader, and he's described as taking a backseat to nobody when it comes to preparation. Sounds like a winning combination to me. Hopefully he goes to a team with an aging or mediocre starting quarterback and Beck picks up the slack mid-season.

Green Bay ring a bell?

Best chance to be a bust:

This is a tie. 3 way tie. Russell b/c he'll be the first QB taken and he won't be the 3rd best, and Kevin Kolb and Drew Stanton.

Stanton is a classic underachiever. I don't want a guy with that stigma leading my hopes and dreams every fall.

As for Kolb? Well...when was the last time a Texas Tech QB amounted to anything in the NFL?

That's what I thought.


Jeff Smith, Georgetown (KY)

6'6'' with a cannon for an arm. You can't coach that. Put this guy with a solid Quarterback coach and watch him blossom in 2 years. Think he'd do well learning from a Peyton Manning?

Monday, April 16, 2007

That Guy Sports NFL Draft Spectacular

It's that time of year, ladies and gentlemen. NFL Draft fever has captured thatguysports with just two weeks until one of the best days of the year for an NFL fan.

thatguysports will be your home for all things NFL Draft. Positional breakdowns of our top prospects at each position will be posted in the coming days. Sleepers, busts, and "my guys" will be highlighted, and we'll end the week with a full mock draft that will surely be mocked by many of you.

So stick around because this is where thatguysports shines.

Friday, April 13, 2007

We'll Be Back

Don't worry sports fans, thatguysports isn't dead in the water.

We're coming back with a vengance for a solid two weeks of NFL Draft coverage.

Stay tuned.....

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

What did I miss?

Sorry fans, thatguysports went on a brief hiatus. I think I blacked out for a full week.

What did I miss?

I think the Final Four was meant to end. Can somebody let me know what powerhouse from the Big-10 won? I'm sure the top conference in the land must have had a winner in some sport this year.

What's going on with the NBA? The Celtics obviously keep losing right? I mean there's no way they'd string together a .500 record to make sure they don't sniff Greg Oden in any manner, right?

The Bears traded Lance Briggs by now I'm sure. The last I heard, the Redskins were ready to mortgage their draft and trade them the 6th pick in a loaded draft. I'm sure they took that deal. No way they'd hold on to a guy who legitimately doesn't want to play for them. Especially with that sweet of a trade offer on the table.

Anything else I miss??