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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

American Sport 

Well since the baseball season is over and the NHL won't 'kickoff' due to a player lockout or some stupid thing that seems to happen in US sport every second year I'll have to run with the NBA and NFL.

Ron Artest (thug from the Pacers) came out with probably the most random sport quote I've heard for a while just to get things started. You'll have to read right to the end...
"(I'd) just like people to know how much I appreciate fans. You know, you've got fans, and 99.9 per cent of them are great and 0.1 per cent are jerks...

"Having a record company and putting out my own CD. There's clothes and shoes. There's also an upcoming book deal that I'm trying to do," he said.

"I'm trying to be positive. I'm a big fan of the Nobel Peace Prize."
Moving to the actual court though, Seam Marks still hasn't played a game for the San Antonio Spurs despite having been at the club for over a year now. He is currently on the 'disabled list'. And even when he isn't on it he'll be getting splinters up his arse for a long time yet.

Teams doing well so far this year in the Eastern Conference are the Indiana Pacers (7-3) though with all these suspensions it's hard to see them really finishing the season with a winning record and Miami Heat (8-3). Miami have been one of the weakest teams in the league in recent seasons but they signed some Irish guy called Shaquille O'neil and things are looking up for them.

On the other side of things the once almighty Chicago Bulls have no wins and nine losses to start the year. That's a lesson for every sports fan out there. Celebrate success while you can. They may never get near another NBA title in a 100 years.

Meanwhile in the Western Conference Seattle Supersonic and phoenix Suns have opened up with 9-2 records with San Antonio at 8-3 and Dallas Mavericks at 8-4. Expect the Mavericks to do what they always do. Put up a lot of points, play a fast open game and get nowhere near the championship ring once again.
Eastern Conference 62 wins 78 losses (24-40)
Western Conference 87 wins 71 losses (40-24)

Seems the Western Conference is looking a bit stronger this year. Though that never really matters for shit come the end of the season as it all comes down to the two best teams.


Right, now for the NFL. I just finished watching the New England Patriots (24 wins from last 25 games) beat the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots are just a machine that keeps on rolling on. They aren't flash but they don't give away many points and beat teams either easily or quite comfortably every week.

Teams to beat this year are the Patriots (9-1), Pittsburgh Steelers (9-1) who have a rookie quarterback who is breaking records for.... um... rookie quarterbacks, Philadelphia (9-1) and surprise packets Atlanta Falcons (8-2).

Teams that suck are bluebeardnz's San Francisco 49ers (1-9) and Miami Dolphins (1-9).

Actually these traditional pin up teams combine this year for this record....
49ers 1-9
Dolphins 1-9
Cowboys 3-7

4 wins, 25 losses. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Like I said earlier, enjoy it while you can fans.

As for who will win the title well these are the teams that can still make the playoffs (being realistic) with their records...
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road AFC NFC DIV Streak
New England 9 1 0 .900 264 171 5-0 4-1 6-1 3-0 4-0 Won 3
N.Y. Jets 7 3 0 .700 212 165 4-1 3-2 6-3 1-0 3-2 Won 1

AFC North
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road AFC NFC DIV Streak
Pittsburgh 9 1 0 .900 240 161 5-0 4-1 7-1 2-0 4-1 Won 8
Baltimore 7 3 0 .700 204 140 4-1 3-2 5-2 2-1 3-1 Won 3

AFC South
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road AFC NFC DIV Streak
Indianapolis 7 3 0 .700 339 230 4-1 3-2 4-3 3-0 3-1 Won 3
Jacksonville 6 4 0 .600 166 181 3-2 3-2 5-4 1-0 2-3 Lost 1

AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road AFC NFC DIV Streak
Denver 7 3 0 .700 233 167 4-1 3-2 4-2 3-1 3-0 Won 2
San Diego 7 3 0 .700 285 190 4-1 3-2 5-2 2-1 2-1 Won 4

NFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road AFC NFC DIV Streak
Philadelphia 9 1 0 .900 266 158 5-0 4-1 2-1 7-0 3-0 Won 2
N.Y. Giants 5 5 0 .500 196 172 2-3 3-2 1-0 4-5 2-1 Lost 3

NFC North
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road AFC NFC DIV Streak
Green Bay 6 4 0 .600 256 230 2-3 4-1 1-2 5-2 2-1 Won 5
Minnesota 6 4 0 .600 264 246 4-1 2-3 2-1 4-3 2-1 Won 1

NFC South
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road AFC NFC DIV Streak
Atlanta 8 2 0 .800 208 194 4-1 4-1 2-1 6-1 2-0 Won 3

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road AFC NFC DIV Streak
Seattle 6 4 0 .600 230 185 3-1 3-3 1-1 5-3 2-3 Won 1
St. Louis 5 5 0 .500 220 254 3-2 2-3 0-3 5-2 4-0 Lost 1

The Rams won't make it past the first round even if they do top the Seahawks to win the NFC West. Atlanta may scrape through the first week but hard to see them producing when the crunch comes on. The Green Bay Packers are on fire at the moment but they seem like one of those teams that's solid but never good enough. Forget the Vikings, and you can also rule out the Giants and the Jaguars.

So that leaves Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Denver, San Diego and Philadelphia.

From what I've seen of the Indianapolis Colts you can scratch them as well. To hit and miss, and shit defence which is what wins you games in the playoff games. San Diego are putting up a lot of points but it'll come down to how they go when the opposition keep the games tight that's the real test.

So it seems that at this stage I'll just go with all the nfl commentators and say that it's a 3 horse race. Patriots, Eagles and Steelers. Though it's probably hardest to see the Steelers with Ben Roethlisberger (their rookie quarterback) take the title with him at the helm in the hardest games of all.

So I'll go with an Eagles - Patriots final and the Patriots to win their third staright. Wankers.


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