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Super Bowl MVP…Rod Tidwell???

Meet Tidwell, the new Boldin

Often times movies take place in the past, depicting a different time than the one we know now. Other films make statements about society as it exists currently. There is even plenty of cinema which places us years in the future with promises of flying cars or world ending issues. Very few movies however, make predictions which actually come true. That being said, when Cameron Crowe wrote and directed “Jerry Maguire” in 1996 he must have been listening to the “Power of Love” while cruising into 2008 proud of his flux capacitor, because Anquan Boldin is in his movie…. Crowe simply changed his name to Rod Tidwell. I know your mind has already been blown, however I will outline the ridiculous similarities for any nay-sayers that may be left out there (Hey nay-sayers, “help me, help you”). We’ll start with the obvious: both Anquan Boldin and Rod Tidwell play wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. Both Boldin and Tidwell are disgruntled by their respective contracts that each believes to be far inferior to that of his teammates. In Boldin’s case specifically, with two years and just under six million dollars left on his current contract (he signed a four year extension in 2005 for 22.67 million) he wants something closer to Larry Fitzgerald’s four year, forty million dollar deal he signed this past March. Both players are playing to prove they deserve the contracts they are requesting, and while playing incredibly hard for said contracts each takes a crazy hit in the endzone by multiple players from the opposite team which threatens to end his career. Both players come back much faster than immediately expected, with Tidwell eventually getting up a few minutes later, and Boldin only missing two games despite predictions by doctors that he would miss much more time. The similarities between the courage, strength, and athleticism of these two strong African American athletes cannot be denied and should not be ignored. If Cameron Crowe was able to put Anquan Boldin on the big screen in 1996, shouldn’t we at least ask him when he thinks this economic crisis might end? President Obama should invite him into the oval office, hear what he has to say and then tell him, “You had me from hello.” I’m just sayin, the man has some way of seeing into the future… of this I am sure. In closing I have a word of advise for Mr. Boldin; fire your agent, call up Tom Cruise and offer him a job. Then, when you help lead your team to their first ever world championship, get on the podium, grab the mike, and yell “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!” Tom will take care of the rest. Oh yeah, and in case any of ya’ll forgot, Rod Tidwell has a word meaning love, respect, community, and MONEY……….. it’s “quan”…

StatDragon out.

p.s. LadyDragon….. “You complete me”

January 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Key Cardinal Matchups

This weekends game will feature several match ups that may decide the conclusion to the game. Just to look back, last weeks matchup winners were Fitzgerald, Levi Brown, Dansby, and DRC vs. Steve Smith, and the young-gun did what he was supposed to do. I’m not an expert but I’d say I called ’em last week. This week I will touch base with the current match ups…

  • Lyle Sendlein vs. Mike Patterson/ Brodrick Bunkley – Lyle will need to play his best game on Sunday. Not only will he need to spot the blitz, but contain these two, something New York was unable to do last Sunday.
  • Gerald Hayes vs. Brian Westbrook – I heard somewhere that when facing a star running back
    Can Larry take the Cards to the dance???

    Can Larry take the Cards to the dance???

    , Hayes only job is the rush the gap and make a tackle, nothing else. That may be what Gerald will have to do this Sunday.

  • Fitzgerald/Boldin vs. Samuel/Brown – This may be the match up of the game. If Arizona receivers can get off the ball and get YAC, that will put this offense in great field position. If Boldin plays throughout the game, that will also be an important factor. Philadelphia’s CBs will have their hands full but are very capable of containing these two pro bowl receivers.
  • Dominique Rogers-Cromartie vs. DeSean Jackson – They are both rookies with bright futures ahead of them. Jackson has been McNabb’s go-to man, while DRC has developed nicely into one of the few shut down corners. He’s not quite there but can improve if he contains the speedy Jackson on Sunday.
  • Darnell Dockett vs. Shawn Andrews – We haven’t heard much from Dockett lately, and that will need to change Sunday. Dockett will need to play with that same intensity that we saw in the Dallas game. He said he felt like it was a “playoff atmosphere” that game, and now it really is. If he is able to get passed Andrews, and disrupt plays/get to McNabb/Bat down balls, then it will make life difficult on McNabb and the passing game.  
  • The Cardinals need to come out with a tough mentality, and not get ahead of themselves. It’s pretty simple, If the Arizona Cardinals can win the majority of these match ups, expect the game to be over by the third quarter.

January 15, 2009 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment