Big Lead Sports Bar

8/13/2008

NEWS AND NOTES

--Even more on the Continuing Saga of Anthony Smith in today's PG. It's the story that won't die.
--Sadly, Jeff Karstens proved last night that yes, he can give up runs. 5-1, Reds over Buccos.
--Here's an interesting ESPN.com article on all things Neal Huntington. It's nice to see that the WWL still realizes the Pirates are a part of Major League Baseball.
"THE POWER DIVISION. From Jason Archbell, of Virginia Beach, Va.: "There has been a lot of talk this year (and many other years) about how tough the NFC East is. Do you think a lot of this has to do with the talent level of the quarterbacks? Jason Campbell is probably the worst of the four (so far) and he is a pretty solid young quarterback. Compare that to every other division where the team with the best quarterback is probably the favorite to win the division the last few years.''Hmmm. Not sure if the team with the best quarterback in the division is automatically favored. Carson Palmer's the best in the AFC North, and the Bengals are the third- or fourth-best team in that division. Drew Brees is the best in the NFC South, and are the Saints universally favored this year? Doubt it. But I do think it gives a team the biggest edge it could have at any position group, obviously. Re Campbell, you will be pleasantly surprised how good he plays this year."
By the way, YES, I will post ANY article ranking Roethlisberger any lower than the third-best quarterback in the league. It's become my cause.
--This video game site simulated a season of Madden 09 and Big Ben was the MVP and the Steelers went 14-2. Now that's more like it!
--Third-year DE Kevin Huntley, recently dropped by Washington, is your newest Pittsburgh Steeler.
--Missed this when I was away, but Yahoo's Puck Daddy convinced Crystal's in the Strip to sell 21-cent shots of Jack Daniels in honor of Sidney Crosby's 21st birthday on August 7. I'm sure many of you took them up on the offer.
--Here's video of silver-medal-winning US gymnast Alicia Sacramone knocking a guy out while at Brown University.

--Michael Eynon, a senior offensive lineman at Ohio University, matched five numbers in Tuesday's multistate Mega Millions drawing on the ticket he bought at a Shop Mart in Athens -- good for $250,000 before taxes.
--Hugging Harold Reynolds sends a postcard from Steeler camp.
--The "Women in Baseball" blog series interviews MLB.com Pirates reporter Jennifer Langosch.

--Get your limited edition Favre trading cards!

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6 comments:

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

C'mon, where is the John Madden trading card?

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

Good point Cecil. For that matter they should've had a Frank Caliendo card as well.

GMoney said...

I'm not a Steelers fan but I will never understand why people think that Palmer is a great QB. He's a good fantasy QB but in real life, he blows.

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

I think you hit the nail on the head gmoney. His lifetime QB Rating is actually lower than Big Ben's and that doesn't take into account Big Ben rushing for over 500 yards in his career.

I think the big assumption is that Big Ben is on such a superior team that Palmer WOULD be better if given the same supporting cast, which I'm not buying either.

Get Fresh Designs said...

You know, it's funny I did a search on perfect passer ratings, and found a list on wikipedia (i know, not the greatest source, but you'll deal Peter King) and didn't see a Carson on there, maybe he went by another name while achieving this feat in a single game. While Ben has 3, including two from last season.

Carson won the Heisman, went to USC and is suppose to do great things. Ben went to Miami (ohio), and don't believe he was ever mentioned in Heisman talk. So guys like Peter King brush him off, despite what Ben has done in his young career.

Whatever, let them talk up Carson, it's better that way, especially when he fails.

P.O. said...

i am 235lbs and peter king is way fatter than i am... no way he is under 265