Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bobby Hurley Will be a Failure at ASU

By Steve

First of all Bobby Hurley is a piece of shit. I will take great joy in watching that loyalless money chasing loser fail miserably at Arizona St. No connection to players, didn't recruit jack shit at UB and he thinks he's ready to do anything in the Pac12? Lol.

Two years as a head coach with the state university of New York at Buffalo and he thinks he can compete with the likes of Sean Miller at Arizona or Steve Alford and UCLA? What a fuckin joke.

The guy barely wins the MAC and completely chokes in his only NCAA tournament appareance and packs his bag for a few extra bucks out west? What a loser.

The guy played UB from the start. Two seasons? He was a fuckin assistant at Rhode Island 23 months ago and he thinks his name recognition is enough to compete in one of the best conferences in basketball? He didn't give a shit about his players, the program or this area.

I never expected Hurley to stay long term especially if he had success. But 2 seasons and a 12 seed one and done in the tourney? What a fuckin joke.

Maybe AD Danny White deserves blame for saying they agreed to an extension a few weeks ago but christ. Hurley had the chance to build something in Buffalo. Is four or even three seasons too much to ask? Wasn't one of lil Bobby's positive traits loyalty? Apparently fuckin not. Carpet bagger wanna be.

Your welcome for the opportunity hope you have fun battling for a CIT bid next year and fired like every other loser ASU coach in 3 years. Fuck off.

Monday, April 6, 2015

2015 Win Totals: American League

By Steve

American League over under total wins

East

New York Yanks 82.5
Tough to take the under here so i wont. Tanaka ftw

Boston R Sox 86
Under, Han-ram is no man-ram

Tampa Rays 78.5
Line makes no sense. Under under under

Baltimore Orioles 87.5
Under but barely

Toronto BJs 83
Over, leggo!

Central
CHI Sox 82.5
I want to buy in but this division is tough. 81-81 aka under

Cleveland Indians 85
Over, Tito is a great manager

Kansas City Royals 80.5
No respect. Over

Detroit Tigers 84.5
Over seems obvious, but who cares. Over

Minnesota twins 72.5
Dont want to over react because of the Santana suspension but they're toast. Under

West
LA Angels 92.5
Under. They need a new manager

Houston Astros 76
Over, .500 is a possibility but tough division.

Oakland A's 82
Billy Beane is overrated but he's still better than most. Under.

Seattle Mariners 87.5
Show me first. Under

Texas Rangers 75.5
Under. Who is their manager? Or their ace?

2015 MLB Over Under Wins: National League

By Steve

That time of year again! MLB over under total wins! Lets start with the superior league... the National:

East

NY Mets 83.5
Im feeling lucky despite Wheeler gettin elbow cut. OVER

Washington Nats 94
Seems high so thebunder is the play but if this team doesn't win 90+ it would be surprising.

Atlanta Braves 74
Sell sell sell. Fire sale. Under. Ouch

Phila Phillies 66.5
Are they that bad? Give me 68 wins c'mon.

Miami Marlins 83
Not loving this squad but over it is.

Central
St L Cards 88.5
Seems like an 87 win team. Under (and prob a ring)

Chicago Cubs 82.5
I'll see the kool aid. Over

Milwaukee Brewcrew 78.5
Under, keep drinkin.

Pitt Pirates 85.5
This line is way low. Over

Cinci Reds 77.5
Rebuild in denial. Under

West
LA Dodgers 92.5
$ = wins. Over

SD Padres 84
Over, ill buy into this facade

Colorado Rockies 73.5
Not sure I know anyone, is Tulo still there? Under

SF Giants 83
Over albeit an off year based on their every other year pattern.

Arizona Dbacks 72
Push? Fur surrre

Friday, March 13, 2015

REACTION: Bills sign Percy Harvin

By Steve

A one year deal for Percy Harvin is palatable even if he is an asshole. The money is yet unknow but my guess is something like $3.5 million with incentives.

Ha per http://t.co/JXOZaOk4Qi Percy Harvin still counts 6.47 mil against the Jets cap this season after his 6 year $64 million deal with seattle 2 years ago. Thus I think he'll come some what cheap.

Granted Harvin hasn't produced much since then (20 starts and only 6 TDs in the last 3 seasons total) but thats he beauty of a 1 year deal.

This is a prove it contract clearly. He is only 26 and has already flamed out with THREE teams. So presumably he'll be on his best behavior in hopes of another big contract next year.

The way that the Bills will use Harvin is the most interesting aspect of this move. Im thinking Randell Cobb esque. He is an inch taller and at least as fast. Does Greg Roman have any idea what he's doing?

All in all im coming around on this move. Low risk high reward unless the Bills way over paid. The guy is a locker room cancer ALLEGEDLY but again should have incentive to stfu and be a good soldier. We'll see but lets hope this doesnt take away touches from Sam Watkins and instead augments his production by causing havoc over the middle.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Bills and Free Agency

By steve

Free agency in the NFL starts today errr last week err officially this Tuesday. The Bills have a lot of holes and something like $15 million to spend. Basically one big move or 3-4 medium sized moves. Wait, still with me?

Bills needs:
1. Tight end
2. Guard
3. Defensive end
4. Safety
5. Linebacker
6. Wide Receiver

The biggest question (besides why the hell would you TRADE for a shitty back up QB) is whether or not you resign Jerry Hughes. The answer is clear, maybe.

Will he take 5 years $44 million? He made his name in Buffalo after being cast off as a bust in a trade from Indy but this is his one BIG pay day. There is no reason for him to sign with the Bills before Tuesday. My guess is some team will over pay him. Oh well, find another DE for half the price and 70% of his production, isn't that why you have Rex Ryan?

The Bills should pursue one of the big free agent tightends. Julius Thomas might be a product of a great offense and will be expen$ive. But there are a few TEs right below him that will be worth pursuing. Will Jordan Cameron be cheap, Gresham might be a target.

No need to spend a lot of money on a guard like Mike Iupati. How did it work out for the Titans when they overpaid Andy Levitre? I can't tell you who to sign but only adding Incognito isn't satisfactory.

How about Derrick Morgan, Hakeem Nicks and Antrelle Rolle? I would have also went after Jake Locker instead of giving up anything just to trade for Matt Cassel but oh well.

This team needs some veterans that have won before. A cage cheap ol' vet or two will be worth it. Isnt Rex a players coach and a guy that players want to play for? We'll see.

Oh and not resigning Da'norris Searcy last season was a mistake. Now he's gonna get paid!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

REACTION: Bills Trade Kiko Alonso for Shady McCoy

By Steve

The Bills traded 3rd year linebacker Kiko Alonso straight up for running back Lesean McCoy. On paper it is a meaningless position for a meaningless. But in reality it is very interesting.

There are a few pros and cons to this trade so lets break it down from the Bills perspective:

Naturally Im starting with the cons.

1. Shady is a malcontent. He is a weird dude and (like every player ever) is pissed about being traded to the Bills.  There are already rumors he wont report or will want a contract extention. IF ANYTHING THE BILLS WILL WANT A RESTRUCTURE.

2. Shady has a cap hit of $10 mil this year ($7.2 in 2016 and $7.9 in 2017). Any team paying this much to a running back is obsurd. It was a clear salary dump by the Eagles.

3. McCoy is on the wrong side of 26. Statistically, running backs begin to fall off a cliff after 26. Not to mention he only had 5 TDs last year and averaged 4.2 yards per carry. Ouch.

4. Chip Kelly is more successful and smarter than anyone currently employed by the Bills. Who do you give the benefit of the doubt to... Chip or Doug Whaley, Russ Brandon and Rex Ryan. Really?

5. Kiko Alonso is young, cheap, had a great rookie season and was a fan favorite. Yes he is replaceable but he was a play maker at LB right away which is not easy.

Okokok lets look at the Pros

1. Shady is a playmaker. He is one of the more dynamic players in the NFL. He is confident, shifty and explosive. And he doesnt have asshat loser coaches Marrone and Hackett to bring him down.

2. The Bills wont overdraft a RB in the draft this year. Running backs are a dime a dozen and drafting one in the 2nd round was my nightmare.

3. It fills a "need". Lol just kidding why did the Bills use a 4th round draft pick on Bryce Brown last year?

4. The Bills can easily replace Kiko Alonso who allegedly wanted out of Buffalo any way. The Bills had a great defense last year without the twice ACL torn ILB and dont have to worry about those rickity knees any longer. What are they really losing out on?

Bottom line is this. If Shady is ready to play here then it will be a good-ish trade. The money is way too much but the talent is there. The Bills had cap space and needed a running back with a glut of talent at LB. Just dont piss Shady off.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sabres Make Huge Trade

To Jets: Myers, Stafford, Armia, Lemieux, 1st Rd
To Sabres: Kane, Bogosian, Kasdorf per @DarrenDreger

Zach Bogosian a former 3rd overall defenseman seems to be a bit of a bust but if the Sabres are already moving on from Myers evidently he us a but of a bust too. The center piece is if Kane will want to play here and not be a dick bag and if young Chaude's kid turns out. Armia has been talked about for ever..