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Tim Tebow, Meet JJ Redick

 

Pigskins J.J. Redick

Pigskin's J.J. Redick

Tim Tebow already solidified his place as one of the top 5 greatest college football players in history.  His name will have to be mentioned alongside Herschel Walker, Doak Walker, Barry Sanders, and Red Grange.  What happens in his pro career remains to be seen.  Will he saunter the road taken by Danny Wuerffel or the one taken by Roger Staubach.   While Tebow won’t be an all-time great NFL QB, he also won’t be a complete bust.  Instead, he’ll be a fair to middling player whose glory will always be two horrible looking, yet game winning,  jump passes from his collegiate days.  All athletes should be so lucky. 

Tim Tebow, allow me to introduce you to your NBA doppleganger.  His name is J.J. Redick; you may have heard of him.  Mr. Redick spent his collegiate career being adored and worshipped by folks like Dicky V, Tim Brando, and a bunch of others looking for the great hope.  Redick finished as the ACC’s all-time leading scorer and that will be the pinnacle of his career.  Redick now rides the pine for the Orlando Magic as he quickly found out that his collegiate dominance quickly gave way to professional mediocrity.  C’est la vie.  Redick has skills, but can’t compete on the next level.  Similarly, Tebow has tremendous gifts on the collegiate level, but on the next level his gimmicks just won’t cut the mustard.  He’ll make a nice backup QB or backup TE, but the glory days will be a thing of the past once he declares for the draft.  Keep your skills up and keep healthy and you’ll be able to collect a pro paycheck for a few years.  Don’t get too big for your britches.  Bust a J.J. and know your role.

FlyMaster Signing Off…For Now!

January 9, 2009 Posted by | College Football, Features & Opinions, NBA, NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BCS Title Game Pick? Florida and the Over

That's a cool lookin' Caimain in a Cashmere

That is one cool lookin' *ss Caiman in a Cashmere

The Florida Gators will roll to another national title in a high-scoring affair over the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS championship game. Take them to the bank as a 3.5 point favorite, and if you’re feeling lucky, parlay it with the over at 70 total points.

This Chris Brown will be dancing solo

This Chris Brown will be dancing solo

The game showcases two dynamic offenses with the Sooners averaging 54.0 (#1) and the Gators 45.2 (#3), but the difference will be Florida’s 4th ranked defense (allowing 12.8 ppg), which is very fast and loaded with ballhawks and heavy hitters. Both teams will go back and forth, with the Sooners 2008 Heisman QB Sam Bradford leading an aerial assault, but will be sorely missing one of its two 1,000-yard backs in DeMarco Murray, leaving Chris Brown to shoulder the load. The Gators are led by 2007 Heisman QB Tim Tebow, a very balanced attack, and welcome back a healthy game-changer in Percy Harvin. In this close title game, look for Florida’s secondary to force a big turnover or two in the 2nd half, and to pound, pound, pound the ball at the Sooners line. The Gators will take a page out of Texas’ playbook (when Texas held Oklahoma to 48 rush yards in their win) and focus on stopping the run. Couple that with Tebow’s experience and calm in big games, and you can mark up another notch for coach Urban Meyer.

Note that in their last 12 games, the over has been 11-1 for Oklahoma and 8-4 for Florida. Also note that the Big 12 has been terrible this Bowl season, going 2-4 against the spread, bringing into question all that “tough schedule” talk, while the SEC has gone 5-2.

So far, 4-1 in 2009: USC rolling and Wild Card wins with ATL/ARI over, BAL -3, PHI -2, and the lone loss with Indy. Good luck everyone!

Straight Cash … Homey.

January 8, 2009 Posted by | College Football, General, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekend Review Sure Shot

Another weekend’s come and gone, now we all face the week.  Let’s live in the past before the present and future kick our *sses.

Sam Bradford, OU QB, won the Heisman beating out Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow.  Is it me or did the Heisman mean more back in the day.  Maybe it’s the fact that no Heisman winner since Carson Palmer has been remotely decent in the pros.  Bradford may succeed on the next leverl, but the odds are against him.

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to win exciting games.  They took out Baltimore in a physical matchup that had both teams punching each other in the neck for four quarters.  There may be better teams in the league, but is there a tougher team than Pittsburgh?  No.

The Dysfunctional Cowboys beat the Giants in Big D.  What will happen this week?  Will T.O. throw another tantrum or cry or do pushups on his lawn.  Quiet as kept, the FlyMaster hopes Big D disintegrates.

The Detroit Lions are still blazing that trail to an 0-16 season.  Good luck fellas!  This one is for history.Geico commercials have jumped the shark.  My disdain for neanderthals is at an alltime high.  I’m glad cro-magnon man beat out the neanderthals some 50,000 years ago. 

Waking up on Saturday and not seeing football left a void that Professional Bull Riding and meaningless golf tournaments really can’t fill.

Back to the Heisman.  Tebow wins the most first place votes, but comes in third?  That’s ridiculous. 

President Bush deserves a Heisman vote for his ability to juke Iraqi journalists out of their shoes.  First of all, how did the guy even get a chance to throw the second shoe?  Looks like the Secret Service doesn’t really mind some zapato hurling at the Lame Duck. 

Adrian Peterson ran for 165 yards yesterday.  He may not win the MVP awards, but name one player who’s better than All Day.  Go ahead.

FlyMaster Signing Off…For Now!

 

December 15, 2008 Posted by | College Football, Features & Opinions, General, NFL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday Morning Bullets

Yet another sports weekend has come, gone, and receded into distant memory.  From the BCS to the Pros to the ring, last weekend was action packed.  Let’s roll.

  • Florida and Tim Tebow rolled on the ‘Bama Tide, riding the wave all the way into the BCS Championship.  Question.  Is Tim Tebow back in the top 2-3 in Heisman consideration?
  • Sam Bradford, with his slightly mongoloid looks, and the Sooners treated the Mizzou Tigers like hunters intent on migrating the Tigers from the endangered species list to the extinct list.
  • In a battle of the Sooners and the Gators who wins?  This will not be a defensive game reminiscient of the USC-Texas game a few years back.  Bet the over and look for the Gators to outlast the Sooners.
  • All other bowls were announced and in the effort of not boring you to death please allow Ye Olde FlyMaster break down the rotating door of corporate sponsors.
    • Chik-Fil-A still sponsors a bowl.  The chicken business is still good.
    • Bell Helicopter sponsors the Armed Forces bowl.  What the hell is Bell Helicopter?
      Bell Helicopter Bowl?

      Bell Helicopter Bowl?

    • Roady’s now sponsors the Humanitarian Bowl.  What the hell is Roady’s?  Is it like Carrow’s or Applebees or is it a myspace for guitar techs, sound guys, and cocaine dealers?
    • Gaylord Hotels sponsors the Music City Bowl.  FlyMaster is all about social equality and justice, but staying at a Gaylord Hotel could be dicey.  Word on the street is the halftime show is an “extravaganza of fabulous proportions.”  Good luck Nashville.
    • Eagle Bank sponsors a Bowl.  Wait, didn’t all banks fail?  Why is a small bank sponsoring a Bowl game?  Sponsor my mortgage fool!
  • Can we drop all this non-BCS school controversy.  Boise State can moan louder than James Caan in Misery (post hobbling), but the fact of the matter is Utah had a great season and earned the ability to get boat-raced by Alabama in the annual “Small School Gets Owned by a Disgruntled Powerhouse Bowl.”  Shut up and schedule some big boy football schools during the season and then maybe we’ll entertain your little brother complex.
  • The Plaxidental shooting shook the Giants this weekend.  The Eagles came to play and ran the division leaders easily.  The Giants won’t be shaken for long, but they looked pedestrian against Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook.
  • Hold the presses…the Arizona Cardinals won their division and will host their first playoff game since 1947.  1947?  Here are some 1947 fun facts.
    • Truman was President and the buck stopped there.
    • People were sexing it up at an all-time high.  Hence the baby boom.
    • Gas was free and houses could be bought with a bail of hay and three domesticated animals.
    • The internet was the lining on the inside of a pair of burlap swimtrunks.
    • Zoot suits and pressing one’s hair was considered cool.
    • Television was the work of the devil.

  • Back to the Cardinals.  Looking at all potential NFC playoff teams, the Cardinals could do quite well because there’s only one cold weather team in the race, the Giants.  That levels the playing field for the desert birds.  Look for the Cardinals to swoop into the NFC Championship game.  Did the FlyMaster really just say that?

  • The world is crumbling.The Cowboys snatched defeat from the clutches of victory as Tony Romo gave the Steelers a go ahead TD late in the fourth.  With that said, the Cowboys are still clinging on to the last playoff spot.

  • Speaking of the Steelers…it’s time to put them on the list of all-time great defenses.  These guys are aggressive, precise, and play like a cohesive unit.  The Steelers are the favorite in the AFC.  Plus, they have Hines Ward, the toughest guy with the whitest teeth.
  • The Titans keep rolling, but they look like the most suspect one loss team ever.
  • The Jets lost again, and now there’s a three way tie for the AFC East between the Bretts, the Former Brady’s, and the Parcells.  Guaranteed…Grumpy ass Belichick and crew will win the division.
  • The Detroit Lions are 0-13.  What an accomplishment?  That’s like missing every question on an elementary school spelling test.  That’s better than being the one guy at a desperate fat chick convention and not scoring a fling.  No…it’s better than that.  It’s like showing up to the desperate fat chick convention wearing a suit made of cake and ice cream, and still not sealing the deal.  There’s no truth to the rumors that the Detroit Lions will be conducting seminars on professional excellence at Notre Dame and in Ann Arbor.
  • Does anyone want to win the AFC West? Sure the Broncos are comfortably ahead and will make the playoffs, but is any other team concerned about them?  Doubt it.
  • Give Mike Singletary the 49ers job permanently.  The niners played like a Super Bowl team and that just shows they’re taking on Singletary’s personality.
  • On to the major fight between Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya.  Pac Man destroyed the bigger, slower De La Hoya in historic fashion.  Speed nutralized size.  Heart and intent conquered experience and legacy.  De La Hoya was done from the opening bell.  Not answering the bell for the ninth was completely unacceptable.  You’re a legend.  Man up and go out on your shield.  As a longtime Golden Boy fan, it was rough to see him turn into Gold Dust, but Manny Pacquiao can’t be denied.  Forget the fight with Hatton, bring back Floyd Gayweather Jr. so he can try and escape the Filipino Phenom.
  • Lastly, please allow the FlyMaster to pay homage to Greg Maddux, who will announce his retirement this week.  In an era of power pitchers, Maddux’s control, mastery, and grittiness made him the poster child for baseball intellectualism (otherwise an oxymoron).  With Clemens sullying his name, it can be argued that Maddux is the greatest righty in the modern era.  Farewell!

FlyMaster Signing Off…For Now!

December 8, 2008 Posted by | Boxing, College Football, Features & Opinions, General, NFL, Talkin Trash | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment