Archive for October 18th, 2011



In the NFL, it was Monday Night Football between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins.  The Dolphins are a broken team right now, and are first in line for the Andrew Luck sweepstakes (the best QB in college football).  Last week, they lost their starting QB for the season, and hobbled into this game hoping that Matt Moore could lead them to a victory against a very strong Jets defense.  Fortunately for the Dolphins, the Jets didn’t play very well.  They were confused out there, and their play-calling was extremely suspect.  However, they got a Pick-6 interception from their star cornerback Darrelle Revis, and  receiver Santonio Holmes reeled in a TD pass.  The Dolphins are now 0-5 and the Jets are 3-3 and hoping to get on the right side of .500 next week.  NY Jets 24, Miami 6.

Elsewhere in the NFL, pro-bowl wide-receiver Brandon Lloyd has found a new home.  The Broncos were shopping him for draft picks and finally found a buyer in the St. Louis Rams.  The Rams are completely depleted at wide-receiver.  Quarterback Sam Bradford’s favorite target, Danny Amendola, is out for the season and the guy they brought in to improve the passing game, Mike Sims-Walker from Jacksonville, has been a complete bust.  They’re hoping that adding Lloyd will at least give Bradford a capable receiver to throw to.  In exchange, they sent the Rams a 6th round pick which could transform into a 5th round pick if Lloyd records 30 receptions the rest of the year (thus proving he was valuable).  Either way, both of these teams are still in rebuilding mode.


Finally, in some rare NBA news, Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard said he was conflicted about whether to stay in Orlando or go play in a larger market.  Howard said he really loves Orlando, because he feels very welcomed and appreciated by everybody there.  After all, they have burgers named after him and a website pleading for him NOT to leave.  But, at the same time, he said that he’s not sure what else he can do for the team, and it becomes increasingly clear that Orlando just isn’t the market to attract more big name talent.  Plus, speaking of their head coach Stan Van Gundy, Howard said he liked him as a person, but that he yells a lot and is very negative.  Howard tries then to be positive with his teammates; to lift them up so they play at their highest level.

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