Posted Friday, May 10, 2013 12:12 PM
Posted Sunday, September 09, 2012 12:54 PM
I think it is safe to say that there is a bit of collusion going on here.......looks to me like the Corporation's stance on letting Tebow play in the NFL is to run him to Canada or the Arena League.
It is very hard for me to believe that there is no one out there that will give a proven winner a chance....no, he is not the prettiest passer.....but the guy wins games, and brings a compete level that few QB's in the league do.
Seriously, can you remember a QB that has had a winning record in his first year as a starter and won a playoff game, that has been chucked to the gutter by everyone in the "League".
It appears that no one really cares about winning any longer. Is success defined by how your team looks, as opposed to how it preforms? Nothing better than getting the guy that can throw the ball 60 yds from his knee at the combine, but is a clusterf***k when the chips are down. The sad part is that Jamarcus Russell has gotten more positive press for his comeback effort over the last month than Tebow has for his charity work during the same period. Pretty telling on whom is writing the sports columns these days.
If a team is all set at QB then do not even consider Tebow...but the following squads have no excuse, other than they are scared of the NFL/ESPN media machine: Bills, Dolphins, Cleveland, Jax, Tennessee, KC, Oakland, Eagles, Vikings, Tampa, Arizona.
These teams stink, and usually are nowhere near a contender year in and year out. It is humorous in a way...the Raiders love controversy and public guys....but won't go near the biggest controversial public guy of them all. Good luck with Terrell Pryor....looks like 4-12.
Probably the best fit for Tebow would be in Philly under Chip Kelly. He is big and fast, and could be a dangerous player in an unconventional offense. Vick will most likely be hurt early in the year, and will not be a run threat down the stretch...good luck Philly....7-9 at best.
Tebow is better than Jake Locker right now, and the rest of the teams on the list need some guts.
But hey, Ryan Fitzpatrick has a perfect release point and a cannon arm. Good luck with your 3-13 Buffalo.
So, my point is this: it does not make logical sense that Tebow is not going to be given a legit shot at starting in the NFL this fall. Usually, when things do not make sense, there is some political BS going on behind the scenes, and in this case it looks to be the big libs over at ESPN and in the front office of the NFL do not like the idea of a squeaky clean, openly religious starting QB in their "League".
The idea of a Tim Tebow as a public face of the NFL is too 1950's and not enough 2013 for the "League". It simply is too risky to let him play....
Posted Wednesday, September 05, 2012 02:17 AM
Teams that were impressive in my eyes:
1) Arizona RichRod has a keeper in his QB Scott..that guy can run and throw...good stable of RB's, Arizona is dangerous.
2) LSU I get it...everyone out there is saying no shit...but they hammered a pretty good offensive team in UW. The LSU offense is much better than last year with the new QB.
3) Alabama Another no shit call. But they are good. Real good.
4) Oklahoma State Even though they got beaten handily @ Zona, Wes Lunt QB can play for OSU. Yeah, there were some turnovers, but OSU is fast and physical, and as early as next season Lunt will have them in the top 5.
5)North Dakota State NDSU at Colorado State yesterday made me a nice wad of cash. This is an FCS team that can compete at the FBS level. The NCAA should put them in a bowl game. Colorado St scored on their first possession...and they didn't score again...NDSU 22-7, and it could have been worse.
6) Georgia Nice win for Georgia......lots left to prove.
7) Kansas State They played great...Collin Klien takes a ton of hits, but the K-State defense was nasty to the Canes....I was impressed, that was a dominant performance.
Teams that Disappointed:
1) Arkansas John L Smith is bad. They should have looked the other way on firing Bobby P.
2) The ENTIRE BIG 10. I would break them all out one by one but that would be incredibly redundant. Wisconsin can't throw, Nebraska D is shitty, Michigan is lazy, Penn State is snakebit, Iowa may have the worst offense through two weeks that I have ever seen. Michigan St and Ohio State are both 2-0, but I am not buying that trash yet. And don't forget the Illini getting crushed late last night either to ASU.
3) Oregon. I know they are good, but they aren't covering at home....and that is something new for the Ducks.
4) Utah Uninspired, horrible offense. Keep on running the wildcat formation and wasting 2nd down. They had huge advantages on the outside vs Utah State and refused to take the matchup.......embarassing play calling by new OC Brian Johnson. Get aggressive or quit.
5) Iowa I had to mention them again. 4th year senior QB and no fucking TD's through two weeks. Shame on you Iowa.
6) Notre Dame Nice win vs Purdue. Way to pull your starting QB again Kelly......here comes the carousel. Amazing....history repeating.
Fun week. Back to the Grind.
Posted Sunday, August 19, 2012 08:35 PM
First of all, QB Tettleton for Ohio lit up PSU.......lights out on 3rd down in the second half. Pretty impressive.
Now for the main point of this post.
I grow weary of the "lynch Penn State" attitude. Sandusky's crimes were as bad as it gets, and the
coverup was bad as well.....the guilty parties are behind bars, the conspirators of the coverup are being investigated, and the
figurehead of the school is dead.
The hard truth concerning this matter is as follows: the crimes committed by
Sandusky were criminal matters and not matters that the NCAA should have
concerned themselves with at all. The individuals involved with the
coverup were all terminated, Sandusky is in prison, and Paterno is dead. The need for the NCAA to pile on and get their pound of flesh is irrelevant.
Personally, I don't understand how further sanctions concerning the
football program were warranted. Is the loss of scholarships and bowl
games really appropriate? Did ESPN not put Penn State on national TV
and sell advertising space last Saturday?.....so what exactly were the punishment and sanctions
I cannot understand how punishing the current players and fans with sanctions has
anything to do with combating child abuse...it just seems like a petty
attempt at making the NCAA look like "do gooders" to the American
If the NCAA would have dished out the death penalty to PSU, then I would have at least understood the decision. I would have disagreed, but I would have understood.......but to cripple the program, and yet continue to rake in that TV revenue along with a cut of the gate and merchandise sales is an indefensible position for the NCAA bureaucrats to take. "Oh yeah, you guys can still play, but you are going to lose".....what does that say about the NCAA themselves??? Cripple you with my right hand and collect with my left??? Utter nonsense and garbage.
It seems to me that any governing body or association that piles on the
guilty parties ad nausea in these types of situations have a specific
agenda, and it has nothing to do with helping the victims or aiding in
the healing process. The motives are political in nature......let us
not overlook just how much money is at stake when the powers that be
divide up Penn States revenues for the foreseeable future.
For the NCAA to involve itself in a sanctioning of PSU athletics concerning a criminal act perpetrated by a PSU employee is ludicrous. Sandusky's crimes were not on par with paying
players, academic fraud, or gambling....they were abhorrent crimes against human
beings..... not infractions against something as questionable as the
integrity of the NCAA. That is why Sandusky is doing 40 to life in a federal prison, and why the loss of scholarships and bowl games are ridiculous in comparison. Apples and oranges, pure and simple.
Sandusky's crimes were rightfully punished under our laws, the
laws of the State of Pennsylvania, USA. For many people that is not good enough. Many would
like to see everyone associated with Penn State football in any fashion
drawn and quartered. I do not understand this phenomenon....what
possible good does that do? What need does that satisfy? At what point does all of the media coverage and political grandstanding become telling of the purveyors?
The Penn State public scandal is over. It is time to move on and let the victims begin the healing process.
Prayers and support for the victims, and Punishment for the wrongdoers. Those are the basic humanitarian functions that we need to be focused on providing as a society; anything else is irrelevant.
Posted Monday, March 19, 2012 05:28 PM
The following synthesis is how I see the position trading strategies for crude oil futures unfolding for the week of Aug 20-25 2012. It is rather long, but to anyone whom is interested in or actively trades crude oil futures, it may be a worthwhile read......
We have seen a substantial rally from the light sweet crude oil futures (symbol CL) over the passed week, Aug 13-17.
I posted a shorting play a week ago Friday for a quick 100 tick pop to the downside. It was a successful strategy, but a long term downtrend was not in the cards, and we have seen a reversal, reflecting an overall bullish sentiment from futures players.
As of now, there are 2 key resistance levels to the upside that could bring us into a consolidation pattern for the next week. Both are moving average #'s, both are fairly rare in coming into play, and even rarer in corresponding within a 1$ range (100 ticks).
1) The Moving Average that I use on the Monthly Chart for (CL) is at 96.87 (upside resistance)
2) The Moving Average from the Weekly Chart for (CL) is at 96.20 (upside resistance)
As of right now we are seeing a volume split of 3-1 for the October contract to September......this is interesting because the traders have been very reluctant to roll from Sept to Oct. I expected the October contract to be in full control by the middle of last week, but that has not happened.
So, we are currently showing the price for CL at 96.51 for Oct and 96.20 exactly for Sept...both values smack dab in the middle of our consolidation zone.
We will focus on the October contract because it should be in control tomorrow, and forward. The October contract has already eclipsed the weekly moving average of 96.20.
96.87 96.51 96.20
If we can break the 96.87 barrier early this week and establish a presence above 97.00, then I expect us to test 100.00 in short order. I have other key resistance numbers up at 100.57, and 107.14, but we will deal with those if they become relevant. I will be looking for the first buy signal over the 9700 ( as per system, based on daily chart).
In the event of a stall and failure at the MA of 9687, I will be looking for the first sell signal (as per my system, in this case based on the daily chart) and look for a substantial downtrend to ride towards the elections in November. The potential drop would be at least in the 8500 area.
My gut says that we will have a problem cracking the 100 level in an election year, and the incumbent will gain much popularity with a Fall sell off of crude down into the 80's somewhere......this is where I think that the maximum profits can be taken. However, I cannot look past the technicals, which clearly point to currently a very bullish situation, and if my resistance levels are eclipsed we should see the a test of the 100 level in short order.
In conclusion, I am currently looking for a breakout play to the upside preceded by a buy signal above the 96.87 number, preferably over 9700 as well. IF the buy sets up properly, I ride it to 99.75.
If the sell signal presents itself, I am looking to take a multi-layered approach in taking profits.....exiting several contracts at graduated profit targets with a few runners that will stay on until we see the mid 80's. This is my preferred approach, but I have no problem going either long or short.
In the event that no signal is confirmed for this position trade, neither a buy or sell presents itself, then all of this analysis is worthless and back to the drawing board.
I expect a signal this week, and all trades will be documented before they are made.......exact entry prices, exact profit targets, and finite values for stop losses.
The current time is a good one for a substantial move in crude oil.....many traders are coming back off summer holiday, and the election year will have the institutional investors in the market with both feet. With any luck, many opportunities will arise between now and November.
The only thing better than having jesus at QB is having God himself under center.
The signing of Peyton Manning may be the most expensive public relations move of all time....the only QB on the planet that the Broncos fans would have accepted over Tim Tebow is Peyton Manning. This move shows just how uneasy Elway was with Tebow, yet illustrates his respect for Tebow nation.....he could have made a bid for Matt Flynn (this off season's QB du'jour), but the need to save face was overwhelming...enter Peyton Manning, the one and only correct answer for the situation.
Now the Broncos can claim that Tebow is being tutored by Peyton for the "future" in order to keep his fanbase happy. Do not kid yourself, if Denver recieves a decent trade proposal involving moving Tim then they will move his ass fast, probably for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th round pick....it will be later on in training camp this season, after most loyal Denver fans have forgotten his wins from last season and are focussed on the season at hand....and have been watching a never ending loop of Peyton Manning highlights on ESPN for 6 months straight.
1) Peyton will have to play a considerable number of games outdoors late in the season in variable weather conditions. This is new for him.
2) The offense is not geared to air it out. The wide recievers are below anything he has thrown to in at least 8 years, and that is a run blocking offensive line, the pass protection was brutal at times last year.
Someone posted in one of the other threads on this topic that "the denver fans will soon find out that Peyton does not play defense".....that is no shit.
Welcome to the NFL, Tim Tebow.....business is business, no loyalties, and a word said in good faith today is worthless tommorrow. Stack chips and keep working hard. Use the NFL to set yourself up for life.
So the question becomes, "what would I do in that situation if I were Elway?" As much as I went to bat for Tebow last season during the stretch run........I would sign Manning.
O' me of lil' faith.