Posted by Decker on 27th August 2012
Archive for August, 2012
Posted by briesen on 2nd August 2012
The New York Giants are coming off their second Super Bowl win in the last five years. The core of their young team is almost exactly the same. Eli Manning has only gotten better every year since his first Super Bowl MVP in 2008. The other New York team, the Jets, are coming off a disappointing 8-8 year. Their biggest off season pick up was a back up quarterback who may spend more time on the back page of the New York Post then in the endzone. Despite all this, the Jets will have a better record then the Giants come years end.
Two years ago the Jets were one of the most feared defensive teams in the league finishing 3rd best in points allowed. Last year, despite not losing much in terms of players, they fell to 13th. Rex Ryan is back to calling the defense this year and that should help regain their 2010 form.
The real reason behind this prediction is the schedule of the two New York teams. The Giants have (arguably) the hardest schedule in the NFL while the Jets sport one of the easiest. The Giants get to play just five teams that finished under .500 last year, while also playing seven games against teams that made the playoffs. On the other hand, the Jets get to play eight games against teams below .500 and just five games against playoff teams. The Jets finished just one game behind the Giants last year and the two team’s schedules should be enough for the Jets to gain at least one if not two games.
Posted by kirsch17 on 1st August 2012
It’s official, Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever. The United States swimmer now has 19 medals to his name after winning gold in the 4×200 relay last night in London. After winning the most medals ever in a single Olympics 4 years ago in Beijing, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Phelps now has the most medals ever. Out of his impressive 19 medals Phelps has to his name, the more impressive aspect is that 15 of them are gold, and nine of them were won in individual races. Many people were saying that Phelps was losing it after finishing 4th in his first race in London, after barely making into the finals of the 400 IM, starting in lane 8, but the truth of the matter is Phelps said he was retiring from that race 4 years ago in Beijing and hadn’t trained for it…and still finished 4th. Did he get a medal? No, but finishing 4th in a race he hadn’t trained hard for is still really impressive. Michael Phelps has said that he is retiring after this year’s Olympic Games in London but there are still three more events Phelps has to swim in before he can throw in the towel on what has been an extremely successful career. Three more opportunities for him to have his all time medal count go into the 20s. Three more opportunities for him to prove to everyone who has any doubts that he is the greatest Olympic athlete of all time.