In one of my worst years of picking games, I've gone 3-7 in my NFL playoff game picks. The only games that I picked correctly were the Packers over the Vikings, the Pats over the Texans, and the 49ers over the Falcons.
I would like the Niners to win, but I can no longer doubt the Ravens. I've doubted them since they made the playoffs, and they've proved me wrong by winning all their games. Kudos good luck
I think at some point Ray Lewis eclipses all other stories.
Last edited by Kaiten; January 21, 2013 at 01:39 AM.
I brought up Bayless because the guy is an unabashed Patriot and Tom Brady fanboy and basically has never anything decent to say about the Ravens, much less Flacco. Going so far to call him "Fluke-o". I get that's how he makes his money, to use Wrestling terminology - he's a Heel... but saying that and then in the next segment kneeling at the altar of Lord Tebow. It's just hilarious.
I tried to watch First Take for a minute, but all they wanted to take about was Ray Lewis and God. Skip apparently was upset that people are fine with Ray Lewis talking about God, but people hated on Tebow for talking about God. I think Skip has forgotten that Ray Lewis is a future HOFer and Tebow's a hack.
No, I just wanted to gauge your reaction.
YESSS!!!! Black and Purple!!!!!!! At least my Super Bowl winner choice made it
But when you have guys like Bryant Gumbel going off on David Stern...calling him a plantation owner and the NBA players as his "boys", this is an example of using race to only inflame. When I heard him going off on that a year or two ago and looked into more of the past racial issues in sports he's brought up, it's clear to me that he's so hyper focused on race that I would say he has to be racist.
I wouldn't compare Stephen A. Smith to that type of journalism at all. I find him to be pretty reasonable most of the time.
Bryant Gumbel is clearly cut from a different cloth on that front.
Remember when the owner of the Cavs came out with that email/whatever that basically said that LeBron should've stayed because blacks owe things and stuff, which actually was a plantation owner remark?
You can't really deny that the amount of minority head coaches in the league, compared to how many play in the league is pretty insanely lopsided. But the right guy for the job is the right guy for the job, I'm not arguing there.
Gumble's commentary was during the last NBA lockout, comparing the players to slaves and Stern to a slave owner. It's one of the more ridiculous things I've ever heard, and I don't like Stern at all. It's not only unintelligent, it actually downplayed the actual struggles black people have had in history here, ironically. To compare million-dollar athletes, who could do any number of things with their money and talent, to slaves. It just left me dumbfounded...anyways, too offtopic so nvm