Sports Medley: Random
Thoughts on NFL Playoffs and NBA Basketball 25 Jan 16
by Tony Medley
Denver had the worst offense ever to appear in an NFL championship game.
Denver changed its
defense and didnít let Patriot receivers get open for short passes.
offensive line was so inept it couldnít protect a high school
quarterback, much less Tom Brady.
Denver is lucky it
plays in the hapless AFC.
Five NFC teams,
Carolina, Seattle, Arizona, Green Bay, and Minnesota, are better than
the best AFC team.
Carson Palmer is the
most overrated quarterback Iíve seen since the Ramsí Roman Gabriel,
Carolina and Seattle
are miles above any other NFL team.
Aaron Rodgers is the
best quarterback in football.
Itís time for Peyton
Manning to hang Ďem up.
Bill Belichick was
outcoached. Even though Denver often rushed only three men, his depleted
five man offensive line wasnít even up to that task. He should have
reduced his five receivers to four, and substituted someone to help
block for Tom Brady. A good coach makes adjustments at halftime.
Belichick did nothing.
Thereís probably a
good reason why Belichick mutters his way through interviews, saying
nothing. Sometimes when you donít say anything people think youíre
smarter than you really are.
Belichick hurt his
team by not getting a deep threat receiver after he got rid of Randy
Moss in 2010.
considered a great coach because of Tom Brady. When Brady retires,
Belichick would be wise to follow him.
Rob Gronkowski is the
best tight end who ever played the game.
SPAGE (Society For
the Prevention of Attorneys Getting Everything):
Florida State University reached a settlement with the student who
claimed she was raped by FSU quarterback Jameis Winston. She gets
$250,000. Her attorneys get $700,000. This explains why everybody
understands that the difference between a car that ran over a snake and
a car that ran over an attorney is that there are skid marks by the car
that ran over the snake.
When in doubt, fire
Why all the hullaballoo about the Cleveland Cavaliers firing coach David
Blatt when he was leading the league and made the finals last year?
Blatt was publicly disrespected by arrogant star LeBron James on
national TV during last yearís NBA finals and General Manager David
Griffin surmised that he had lost the respect of his team, claiming he
didnít talk with anyone, including The Great LeBron, and saying, ďIím in
the locker room every day.Ē Letís get real here. James can become a
free agent at the end of the season, and he clearly has a low opinion of
Blatt. Whoís more important, Superstar James or Coach Blatt? Letís see,
James or Blatt? Duh!
In last yearís finals, the Cavaliers won two of the first three games by
slowing the game down and controlling the tempo. Then they changed and
tried to run with the Warriors and got blown out, losing the last three.
Nobody has ever explained why they changed their plan, which was
working. Was it Blatt or James? Those who picked Blatt, go stand in the
Has a talented player ever been used more improperly than Cavalier
Forward Kevin Love? Heís a post man, a terrific rebounder and outlet
passer, not a forward. He is completely lost playing outside with James
and the Cavaliers. But I guess his 5 year, $110 million contract
adequately compensates for a lost career of greatness.
Last Add Cavaliers:
How fast has the game passed James by! Just last year he was the face of
the game. Now Golden State and Steph Curry have grabbed the three point
shot and completely changed the game. James can no longer dribble around
and hog the ball ŗ la Oscar Robertson, and then either drive, shoot, or
pass and win the championship. The Warrior way to play basketball is to
have quickness and shooting and to keep passing until finding the open
So Blake Griffin will disappear from the Clippers for the next several
weeks while his broken hand (apparently injured when he slugged a locker
room attendant) heals. That will be familiar to
Clippers fans because Griffin has made a habit of disappearing in the
fourth quarter of every close game.
Steph Curry is, without question, the best player in the NBA. But
whenever play stops his mouth guard immediately is spit out and he walks
around with it hanging from his lips. Itís disgusting. Someone needs to
tell him to stop doing it and either keep it in his mouth or hold it in