Friday, October 31, 2008
Let me begin by sending out a special thank you to Golf Girl's Diary for bringing this to my attention. I am a golf fan and I have told all of you in that everyone here at Walker-Sports is a fan of the sport. However, the new calender being put out by some of the ladies on the Australian Tour may take our love of golf to an all new level of excitement.
Check out some of the images and the girls who will star in the 2009 Aussie Golf Girl Calender. Oh yeah... all proceeds from this calender will go to charity so that makes it even better.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Check out Bill talking about Temple football.
After last week’s disaster, I am saddling back up on the horse that bucked me and getting ready to do the unthinkable. That’s right I am ready to make some rock solid picks in this
There are a couple big games this weekend to pick from, but for me none are bigger than the world’s largest outdoor cocktail party in
The Georgia Bulldogs looked amazing last week in their dismantling of LSU. It was a game that while I thought
The Florida Gators have been one of the most interesting teams to watch this season. They came out with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and they are an all around good team. However they were a little sluggish coming out of the games. It took an early season lost to jump start this program, and now they are awake and watch out. The first team to catch
Right now the spread is sitting with
Now a look at some other big games on the week:
Alright, so last week was horrible. There’s really no other way to put it. I’m not sure if I was out of it while making picks or what. But whatever it was, you can bet it was a one time occurrence. Never again will I perform that poorly in the
Walker-Sports College Football Pick'em
Straight Up: 28-25
Against The Spread: 19-31
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Okay, so here at Walker-Sports we love our fans and we want you to have everything you could ever want from a sports blog. That is why we are very happy to bring you the newest addition to the Walker-Sports family; Daily Linkin Log. This is brought to you curtesy of our bad boy neighbors at The Bad News Bloggers. Give it a read, check out what's hot on the net today and enjoy.
Sufficient enough for baseball (like last year in Boston...or last night in Philly - *sigh*). Another Selig screw-up as they probably could have played last night. Alas, no mistakes were made and they will (baring something blatantly ridiculous) play tonight.
The Philadelphia papers are all abashed with anger, frustration and downright disgust in regards to Major League Baseball's treatment of the Phillies, their fans and the game in general:
- Sam Donnellon, a professed Mets fan as a kid, thinks the whole game was a fraud and totally reliant on FOX, not MLB
- Todd Zolecki, a top Phillies beat writer, discusses the upset players involved.
- From Deadspin's Rick Chandler (who got it from the South Jersey Courier Post), two Phillies ripped the shit out of Bud Selig. Maybe not, because apparently said pitcher (anonymous Phillie) said he wouldn't even allow Selig to supervise one of his (we can only assume) "shits."
- And Senior times Hack, John Romano of TampaBay.com...well, he doesn't really mention anything about it, except that the Rays have "momentum." If you call being down 3-1 in the bottom of the 6th in an elimination game momentum...then yes, yes they do have momentum.
- Its been discussed amongst the Philly Phaithful...could it be Kate Smith Time?
- Brett Favre only threw 5 TDs in AZ...Deanna threw the 6th...duh
- And the collective hearts of Portland Trailblazers' fans are in their throats...That didn't take long
- The Cs hang another one up...
- King Peter takes a look at the blown call in the Falcons-Eagles Matchup. Certainly a tough call that the officials probably got wrong but this isn't baseball, you don't just make up the rules as you go.
- EC gives us an early look at...yep, Wrestlemania
- And finally, Charles Barkley is class all the way...
Aghh man, this one is just painful to watch. Talk about doing everything right, laying out to make the big catch, and just catching the short end of the stick. This poor kid just got beat up by a wagon and it will cost him the rest of his season.
NBA fans around the world have waited for Greg Oden to make his professional debut with the Portland Trail Blazers. Tuesday night, Oden took the court for the first time in his NBA career, and you have to think that the fans were disappointed.
Granted his stats were not impressive 0-4, 2 rebounds 1 blocked shot and 1 turnover. However, what Trail Blazer fans have to be disappointed about is that Greg Oden injured himself during the season opener. That's right Greg Oden got hurt again. This time he hurt his foot after playing just over 12 minutes. At this time it is unclear as to how severe the injury to Oden's foot is.
However, if you are the Portland Trail Blazers you have to be concerned about the overall health and longevity of their one time number 1 pick. Greg Oden only played one year of college basketball at Ohio State. That season was cut short when Oden sat for the first half of the year with a wrist injury. Even upon returning to the court he was limited in what he could do. Oden missed his original rookie season in the NBA after undergoing micro-fracture surgery to repair an injured knee. And now he has another injury.
Even if it is a minor injury, this has to serve as proof that Greg Oden is a brittle player and his NBA career could be cut short due to a rash of injuries. If I was part of the Trail Blazers management, I would be concerned that they just drafted the next Ralph Sampson.
Ralph Sampson was a three time national player of the year at the University of Virginia and is widely considered one of the best college basketball players ever. He was picked up by the Houston Rockets and along side Hakeem the Dream they combined to create a massive front court with two seven footers. However, a lack of size and a rash of foot injuries would end Sampson's career before he ever made an impact on the league.
Right now Greg Oden seems to be on the same path as so many other big men turn disappointments. I am not writing him off just yet, but I am warning, don't be surprised if/when it happens.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Lute Olson suffered a stroke according to his doctor who held a press conference earlier today. This news come in the wake of Olson suddenly announcing his retirement last week.
According to his doctor, the former head coach at the University of Arizona had a stroke at some point in the last year although he would not say when Olson suffered the stroke. It was caught during a MRI exam. According to the doctor the stroke left Olson depressed and with impared judgment. This could explain why Lute Olson originally came back to attempt to coach the Wildcats.
Woow another week and
When did the Indianapolis Colts get so old? Injuries have absolutely decimated that team. It is a good thing that Peyton Manning and company got their rings when they did…
Wow the NBA season is here already. Wake me up when May comes…
This time Ty Willingham deserved to lose his job…
I have no idea how Al Groh does it. Honestly. I still don’t think he is the right coach for the Virginia Cavaliers, but somehow he has them winning and controlling their own destiny. Amazing…
Jeff Fischer has to win an award for his efforts this season. No way did I see
Why did the even start playing game five of the World Series? Complete waste of my night…
Look at it this way Detroit Lions fans, at least you’re not the
Wade Phillips may have saved his job for the next seven days by calling the shots on defense during Sunday’s game. But he is going to need one more miracle to keep the Giants game close, and I just don’t think he has another one up his sleeves…
Are the Giants really that good? I see a team with a lot of flaws, but they find ways to win games, which is a quality that I like in a team. However, the blown snap in the Steelers game leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. My verdict is still out on the
Anyone who pays Manny for more than 4 years max is a fool…
Get out and vote, it’s your right. I don’t care who ya vote for but if you claim to care about this country and well being get out and take the five minutes to make it happen…
The Boston Celtics will not repeat as NBA Champions…
Winter rugby on the East Coast sucks. If I wanted to play in 45 degree weather with a driving rain and wind, I’d move back to
USF should not be ranked, and I realize we have them ranked on the poll here...
The Big East should forfeit their right to a BCS game they have done nothing to earn it...
The college football season just keeps rolling on, and things are getting tense. The Big 12 and the SEC appear to be ready to go down to the wire. However, there are plenty of other schools from around the country who are ready to put their stamp on the title hunt as well. Let’s take a look at where everyone stands in the Walker-Sports Top 25 Poll after another week of action.
8) USC: I keep getting this sneaking feeling that USC is going to back their way into the BCS scene. USC was not impressive in their win over
16) TCU: TCU continues their winning ways with their beat down of
17) BYU: Back to their winning ways, but t has to seem a little deflated with the hopes of a BCS game gone. One has to think that the BYU vs.
21) LSU: Horrible lost at home. That should seal LSU’s fate by knocking them out of the BCS and SEC title races. Now the Tigers will have to play for pride. Also I feel bad for
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Mike Singletary has been on the job as the 49'ers head coach for two weeks, and he is ready to put his stamp on his new team. The 49'ers were beaten down by the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, and coach Singletary was not happy about his team performance on the field. After the game he let some of his emotions go and told everyone what was on his mind.
It is pretty safe to say that Mike Singletary has a plan for his team and he will stop at nothing to make sure it's executed.
Check out Singletary's rant here.
Friday, October 24, 2008
It's Friday afternoon and we decided it would be a good time to revive an old favorite and have a little fun, hope yall agree.
Alright so it's no secret that we love Erin Andrews here. She's good at what she does and she looks great doing it. However, being a Washington D.C. based sports blog we have the privilege of having some amazing sideline reporters and announcers of our own. We have already shown you the lovely Lindsey Czarniak. And now that we have introduced her to the rest of the world, we have gotten plenty of emails here at Walker-Sports with all your opinions over who is the true first lady of the sidelines.
So take a look and tell us what you think.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Week 9 of the college football season is upon us and we have a couple dynamite match ups to look forward to. We are into the second half of the season and already people are scared and clamoring about the BCS and wondering if they will get it right this year. Judging by the way this season is breaking down you can bet the BCS will screw it up. One thing that won’t get screwed up is our picks in this week’s edition of the College Football Pick’em.
The nation will be watching the Big 10 Saturday evening when the Ohio State Buckeyes host
This is a very tight game with the current line sitting at 2.5 with
Now Time To Look at The Other Big Games on the Weekend:
Virginia Tech vs.