A two-man show today as James and Kuda take you through the big football news from the week. The football from the Premier League lead off as Man United just steamrolled to the title. Can Brisbane Roar make the A-League finals? There was that and so much more to talk about today.
Some technical difficulties nearly derailed this episode but the boys got themselves sorted and were ready to talk football for an hour. Man United vs Real Madrid lead off proceedings as Nani’s red card dominated debate, was it a fair call? They also discussed football news from across Europe and Australia for the rest of the show.
Episode 2 for 2013 has a very dejected James and Albert talking about Arsenal’s rough week in the Champions League and their FA Cup exit to Blackburn, is Arsene Wenger’s time up? Mitch meanwhile was reveling in his co-hosts misery as Man United continued their run in the Premier League. The original show aired Thursday February 21.
NBA Playoffs Podcast with Seth Cox, K.M Venne and Bryan Doherty. Can anyone stop the Heat in the Eastern Conference? All-NBA picks for the season as well as some generic NBA team and player banter. Ever hear a Boston accent, southern accent and some sort of Arizona accent in one room? No? Then tune in.
2013 NFL Draft Miami Dolphins team needs
The Dolphins spent wildly in free agency in the 2013 off season in order for Jeff Ireland to give himself a shot at retaining his job past the 2013 season.
Well, ask the Tampa Bay Buccaneers how well that works? Winning free agency does not guarantee short term success, no matter how much your team spends.
However, drafting well can often put teams on the right track in terms of building, and help teams that are close, like the Dolphins, in turning the corner.
What are the 2013 NFL Draft Miami Dolphins team needs?
Who are some of the players they can find throughout the draft that can fill those needs?
2013 NFL Draft Buffalo Bills team needs
What could the Bills be looking for on draft day?
Here is my list of 2013 NFL Draft Buffalo Bills team needs and a couple prospects that could fill those needs:
Wide Receiver- Tavon Austin (8), Quinton Patton (41), Robert Woods (41), Justin Hunter (41), Da’Rick Rodgers (71)
The Bills need weapons in Doug Marrone’s new offense. While Cordarrelle Patterson could be an option at eight, I can’t see him going that high.
Linebacker- Kiko Alonso (71), Sio Moore (71), Sean Porter (105), Zavier Gooden (105)
The Bills need athletic linebackers in their defense.
As another off season of College Football material kicks off, this year marks the third year I’ll throw my hat in the ring and look at a number of topics and categories. In the process I’ll look to do everything from predicting next year’s 25 best teams, identify the games of the year, narrow down the Heisman field, identify those replacing 2012′s stars and ultimately make predictions for each league, culminating in a national championship pick. They’ll be many things I’ll be ridiculed for. There will be a number of things that will surprise some people. Ultimately you’ll come away from the next 6 months of material as ready for the college football season as I can possibly make you. While I’ll be sure to miss on things I would like to remind the skeptics I did correctly predict the same number of bowl teams preseason as Phil Steele a year ago as well as top him in BCS Bowl participants predicted before the year. Nonetheless I’m not putting out any magazines soon so keep buying his for the top preseason coverage available.
The key in any top 25 poll is understanding the premise on which the poll is based because not all top 25 polls are built the same way. Some people choose to rank teams 1-25 based on where they think teams will be ranked at year’s end. If they think a team will lose 5 games they won’t rank them. While that may seem logical I’ve never been a proponent of that style of poll and it has never been, nor will ever be, how I choose to do my top 25 polls. My polls reflect the 25 teams entering 2013 who I think are the top 25 teams on a neutral field if the country played a round-robin. If a team is likely to max out at 7 wins that doesn’t give me the urge to rank a nine-win team over them if the nine-win team is from a much weaker league. With that covered, let us continue the top 25 for 2013 as the official kickoff of the off season coverage here at The Sports Headquarters.
*Returning Starters Figures from Phil Steele’s Blog
Teams already ranked:
Most know of my undying love for Kevin Kolb the player.
Well undying may be a bit strong, but he was the best quarterback on the Cardinals roster for two seasons, and it was never more apparent than the last ten games of the 2012 season when the Cardinals tried and failed three times to find someone, anyone that could replicate what Kolb was doing to start the season.
Now Kolb is heading to Buffalo, where he will compete for the starting job with Tavaris Jackson and likely a rookie quarterback, to be the Bills signal caller in new head coach Doug Marrone’s Frankenstein West Coast offense.
Can Bills fans expect anything other than a few flashes of good, some bad and then a season ending injury?
What does Kevin Kolb bring to the Bills?
Let’s take a look at Kevin Kolb’s fit with the Bills.
The Marrone offense