Monthly Archives: November 2011

Maybe Next Year-by Michael Sykes

Hello all, Michael Sykes of the SportsBlogMovement here. I’m the creator of “What’s Left on the Floor.” I write mostly about hoops and touch on other sports also. Follow me @ Mike_Nasty11 on twitter, email me @ and contact me on facebook @

I would like to thank Jeanita and Daryle for allowing me to do this guest post for them. They run a great blog with a unique perspective, from a Dallas man and a Redskin girl, with He Said She Said football. It makes for some great laughs but also some real sports facts. I encourage you all to keep reading!

Anyway, I’m here to talk about my lowly, lowly Eagles. After a loss to the New England Patriots—38-20—we are all but out of the playoff picture. After picking up so many offseason acquisitions I think we forgot about the most important thing. What thing was that? Team chemistry. Continue reading

Ehhhhhh…Week 12

Sunday’s games seemed somewhat anticlimactic to me.  Maybe it was because there were three very good games on Thursday.  Or maybe it was simply that my Cowboys weren’t playing.  Regardless, there wasn’t any particular game that was of interest to me. 

First, I was really sorry to see Matt Leinart get knocked out of the game with what appears to be a season ending injury.  I still remember how the former Heisman winner dropped to the 10th spot in the draft, when “experts” were saying that he could go #1.  Leinart seemed to be in the right situation:  a great offense with a top notch O line and superior running game, and one of the best receivers in the game to throw to throw to, since Andre Johnson was back from injury.  It’s too bad to see his season end.  Also, it’s too bad for the Texans, who probably were going to win the division and had a real shot to go far in the playoffs.  Ah well, it’s always next year! 

I also have to talk about Stevie “Why so serious” Johnson.  Ok, is this guy stupid?  I’m really curious to know.  First, I have to say, I love end zone dances and celebrations.  As a matter of fact, I loved Johnson’s Why So Serious t-shirt.  But to reenact the Plaxico Burress self inflicted gunshot wound was embarrassing and tasteless.  (Do I sound like Joe Buck?)  It cost the Bills 15 yards on the ensuing kickoff, giving the Jets a shortened field resulting in another Mark Sanchez TD.  I do have to give a shout out for the classy way Plax responded, “I’ve seen worse, and I’ve heard worse.  Doesn’t bother me.”   

Congrats to Tim Tebow on another win, this time in an exciting OT victory.  I’m not a Tebow hater or a Tebow apologist, but I do think that the guy is a winner.  However, I really want to highlight the play of Willis McGahee, and the Denver defense.  McGahee, is coming off a hamstring injury, and he trotted through the Charger defense for 117 yards at 5.1 yards a clip.  Actually for the season, he is averaging 4.8 yards a carry.  To me, he has shown that he is more than just a change a pace back only viable for short yardage work.  If he can stay healthy, he’s a top 15 RB.  He has just as much to do with the success of Broncos as Tebow does.  The main reason, in my opinion for the success of Denver, is the defense.  Especially the play of rookie Vonn Miller, who is leading the team with 11 sacks, on pace to finish the season with 16.  In the last three games, the defense has given up 10, 13, and 13 points, respectively.  Again, I’m not taking anything away from Tebow.  But, he does have a great supporting cast to help him.  Just my observation. 

Week 12 Things of Note:

Ryan Fitzpatrick impressed me yesterday. 

Beanie Wells REALLY impressed me yesterday. 

Phillip Rivers DIDN’T impress me 

Andre Johnson, you need to impress me


She Said: Free Agents Only

We met at a football game.  Before we started officially “dating” we met up to watch a lot of football games.  We have so many friends (ladies and fellas) on Facebook and Twitter who are very passionate about sports.  These are all the reasons we started writing this blog.  We thought it would be a lot of fun.  We also thought it would give us an outlet to discuss sports with other people.  We are the type of people who will strike up a sports conversation with random people at the bar, on the metro, at a cookout, in Starbucks, in church…you get the idea.

Sure, there are social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.  Did you know there is a social media outlet for Sports fans?  It’s called Free Agents Only.  On FreeAgentsOnly.Com you can meet other people who share a common love for sports.  This site has several features that I like: Top Sports Stories, a live Twitter-esque time line, groups based on sports interest, and the blog “View from the Sidelines”.

It’s free and easy to join…and with over 15,000 members that love sports…some is talking trash about their team for sure!

Turkeybowl, Harbowl, Rodgers and Romo

Seasons Greetings everyone!  We hope you each had a great Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends.  Thanksgiving with our family was quite awesome!  We planned with our families to arrive no later than noon to get the festivities started.  While we didn’t have a typical tailgate, we did have a Packers/Lions pre-game set up.

I actually thought the Lions had a huge chance to win the game, and it started out pretty even.  However, the Lions loss their momentum, and their cool, and ultimately the game.  At least it was a good game for at least one half. 

 At halftime we had our version of a Turkey Bowl at the Morris house.  This was a competitive matchup between me and J’s father against J’s brother in law and her two young nephews, aged 4 and 6.  These little “ankle biters” were juking, and zig zagging, and head faking, and talking trash.  It was truly a sight to see.  The oldest one, AJ, had his own little touchdown dance.  It was a lot of fun!  I’m already looking forward to next year’s rematch.

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Packers Lions Post Game-by Jeremy Wiebe

**Jeremy Wiebe is a writes for  He is a bonafide Lions fan.  Jeremy also writes about hockey.  Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter: @jstar1973.  Jeremy is a proud member of Sports Blog Movement.

Another disappointing Thanksgiving in Detroit. 8 straight losses for the LIons on Turkey Day. The thing is, this year was supposed to be different. A 7-3 start and in playoff position, the Lions were expected to challenge the Green Bay Packers and give the defending Super Bowl Champions a stiff challenge. Alas it was not to be.

The Packers bested the Lions 27-15 to run their record to 11-0 and retain total control of the NFC North. The Lions showed they’re not ready for the big time yet by committing numerous dumb penalties and making poor decisions. The worst being DT Ndamukong Suh being ejected in the third quarter after stomping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.

Suh claimed in the post game news conference that he was stepping away from Dietrich-Smith and did not intentionally stomp on him. I don’t believe him. I love Ndamukong Suh but he needs to learn to control his emotions. His lack of discipline is hurting the Lions. Suh should be suspended for his actions and don’t be surprised if the league punishes him for this. Continue reading

She Said: Don’t Like ‘Dem Cowgirls Thanksgiving Traditions

Recently, I attended the game at FedEx Field when the Washington Redskins hosted the Dallas  Cowboys.  On the metro headed to the game, there was a young girl wearing a Brian Orakpo jersey.  Another Redskins fan said to the girl “You look excited for the game!”  The girl replied“YES!  I love the Redskins! Me and my dad!”  The fan replied back “Ahhh the old family curse.  This is my dad (points).  He got me too.  Has he told you about the 80’s?” Everyone on the train burst out laughing and so did the girl…poor thing, she didn’t even get it.

I was all of 8 years old when I first heard my Dad sing “Hail to the Redskins”.We were riding in the car.  My Dad has a great voice and I remember when he got to the part “Rah! Rah! Rah!” I laughed.  At that point in my life, I already knew 2 things about football: 1. WE like the Redskins and 2. We DON’T like the Cowboys.  Everyone in my family (except one cousin) roots for the Redskins. 

One Thanksgiving we watched the Redskins play the Cowboys and I remember my grandfather, father, and uncle all being mad.  I remember all the yelling and excitement.  Oh, and that one cousin I mentioned?  It was weird,  she was clapping when the rest of US were mad. She boldly declared “I like the Dallas  Cowboys!” Like she was coming out or something… I remember thinking she just wanted attention.  WE don’t like them, remember? Continue reading

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