HEAT: 12 man roster:
G -Dwyane Wade
G - Eddie Jones
F - Briant Grant
F - Udonis Haslem
C - Shaquille O'Neal
G - Jason Williams
G - Gary Payton
F- Caron Butler
F - Lamar Odom
F- James Posey
F - Antoine Walker
C - Alonzo Mourning
QB - Chad Pennington - Tough decision, but his one season meant more to me than Jay Fiedler's tenure.
RB - Ricky WIlliams
FB - Rob Konrad
WR - Chris Chambers
WR - Marty Booker
TE - Randy McMichael
LT - Jake Long
LG - Mark Dixon -
C - Tim Ruddy
RG - Todd Perry
RT - Vernon Carey
LE - Adewale Ogunleye
DT - Tim Bowens
DT - Keith Traylor
RE - Jason Taylor
OLB - Channing Crowder (played 3 seasons on outside)
MLB - Zach Thomas
OLB - Joey Porter
LCB - Patrick Surtain
RCB - Sam Madison
SS - Yeremiah Bell
FS - Brock Marion
K - Olindo Mare
P- Matt Turk
PR - Wes Welker
KR - Ted Ginn Jr.
(FYI: Brian Hartline will join me tomorrow morning (9:00 AM) on my show on 790 The Ticket)
For all intents and purposes the Dolphins season is over. Ndamukong Suh will not be available to Miami. So, hOFFENSE: (WR)
Dez Bryant - Oklahoma St. (6-2/215)
Aurelious Benn - Illinois (6-2/220)
Golden Tate - Notre Dame (5-11/195)
Demaryious Thomas - Georgia Tech (6-3/230)
Damian Williams USC (6-1/195)
Mardy Gilyard - Cincinnati (6-1/180)
Brandon LaFell (6-3/206)
Dannario Alexander - Missouri (6-5/215)
Jordan Shipley - Texas (6-0/190)FREE AGENTS (AGE): Best of Bunch
Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos (26)
Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers (27)
Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys (26)
Braylon Edwards, New York Jets(27)
Terrell Owens, Buffalo Bills (36)
Antonio Bryant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29)
Derrick Mason, Baltimore Ravens (36)
Steve Breaston, Arizona Cardinals (27) – Restricted FA
Malcom Floyd, San Chargers (28)
Kevin Walter, Houston Texans (29)
Best of the rest:
Jason Avant, Philadelphia Eagles (27)
Mark Bradley, Kansas City Chiefs (28)
Isaac Bruce, San Francisco 49ers (37)
Chris Chambers, Kansas City Chiefs (32)
Mark Clayton, Baltimore Ravens (28)
David Clowney, New York Jets (25)
Domenik Hixon, New York Diego Giants (25)
Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints (27)
Muhsin Muhammad, Carolina Panthers (37)
Josh Reed, Buffalo Bills (30)
Troy Williamson, Jacksonville Jaguars (27)
Jermaine Greshem - Oklahoma (6-6/262)
Aaron Hernandez - Florida (6-2/250)
Ed Dickson - Oregon (6-5/243)
Anthony McCoy - USC (6-5/250)
FREE AGENTS (AGE): Best of Bunch
Owen Daniels, Houston Texans (27)
Tony Scheffler, Denver Broncos (27)
Bo Scaife, Tennessee Titans (29)
Ben Watson, New England Patriots (29)
FREE AGENTS: Best of the rest:
Alge Crumpler, Tennessee Titans (32)
Anthony Fasano, Miami Dolphins (26)
Daniel Fells, St. Louis Rams (26)
Jeff King, Carolina Panthers (27)
Brandon Manumaleuna, San Diego Chargers (30)
David Martin, Miami Dolphins (31)
Randy McMichael, St. Louis Rams (31)
Billy Miller, New Orleans Saints (33)
Leonard Pope, St. Louis Rams (27)
Derek Schouman, Buffalo Bills (25)
Alex Smith, New England Patriots (28)
L.J. Smith, Baltimore Ravens (30)
Matt Spaeth, Pittsburgh Steelers (25)
Eric Berry - Tennessee (5-11/203)
Taylor Mays - USC (6-3/235)
Darrell Stuckey - Kansas (6-1/205)
Nate Allen - USF (6-2/206)
Morgan Burnett - Georgia Tech (6-1/210)FREE AGENTS (AGE): Best of Bunch
Nick Collins, Green Bay Packers (27)
Antoine Bethea, Indianapolis Colts (26)
Roman Harper, New Orleans Saints (27)
O.J. Atogwe, St. Louis Rams (29)
Darren Sharper, New Orleans Saints (34)FREE AGENTS: Best of the rest:
Will Allen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (28)
Atari Bigby, Green Bay Packers (28)
Tyvon Branch, Oakland Raiders (23)
C.C. Brown, New York Giants (27)
Daniel Bullocks, Detroit Lions (27)
Josh Bullocks, Chicago Bears (27)
Tyrone Carter, Pittsburgh Steelers (34)
Ryan Clark, Pittsburgh Steelers (30)
Sean Jones, Philadelphia Eagles (28)
Dawan Landry, Baltimore Ravens (27)
Danieal Manning, Chicago Bears (28)
Jarrad Page, Kansas City Chiefs (26)
Mark Roman, San Francisco 49ers (33)
Gerald Sensabaugh, Dallas Cowboys (27)
Roy Williams, Cincinnati Bengals (30)
Dan Williams - Tennessee (6-3/327)
Terrance Cody - Alabama (6-5/354)
Torrell Troup - UCF (6-3/314)
Jay Ross - East Carolina (6-3/314)
Ekom Udofia - Stanford (6-2/315)
Kade Weston - Georgia (6-5/322)FREE AGENTS (AGE) Best of Bunch
Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots (28)
Aubrayo Franklin, San Francisco 49ers (30)
Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh Steelers (32)
Ryan Pickett, Green Bay Packers (30)
FREE AGENTS: Best of the rest:
Tank Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals (28)
Travis Johnson, San Diego Chargers (28)
Fred Robbins, New York Giants (33)
Clifton Ryan, St. Louis Rams (26)
Tank Tyler, Carolina Panthers (25) – Restricted FA
DEFENSE - (ILB)
Rolando McClain - Alabama (6-5/258)
Brandon Spikes - Florida (6-3/258)
Daryl Washington - TCU (6-3/234)
Quan Sturdivant - UNC (6-3/235)FREE AGENT: Best of the Bunch
Barrett Ruud, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (27)
Karlos Dansby, Arizona Cardinals (29)
DeMeco Ryans, Houston Texans (26)
Kirk Morrison, Oakland Raiders (28)
FREE AGENT: Best of the Rest
Gary Brackett, Indianapolis Colts (30)
Danny Clark, New York Giants (33)
Angelo Crowell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29)
Larry Foote, Detroit Lions (30)
Omar Gaither, Philadelphia Eagles (26)
Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs (27)
I've become a HUGE fan of Nike's Most Valuable Puppets. This most recent entry of Kobe, LeBron & Santa playing hoops vs reindeer is my favorite.
Here are a few other commercials that stand out.
THE ORIGINAL SERIES: MARS BLACKMON & MJ
MJ FAILURE COMMERCIAL:
THE REDEEM TEAM (Marvin Gaye singing anthem):
Michael Jordan "Frozen Moment" Nike Commercial:
Finally, who can forget, "LIL PENNY?"
Found this on my preferred sports blog SportsByBrooks.com:
El Tigre just can't catch a break.
He's been on the cover of the NY Post for 19 straight days.
How much longer can this last?
At any point have you or will you feel sorry for him?
These were Nick Satan's quotes from his presser today.
"I'm not worried about winning the national championship and I don't want our players to worry about it either," Saban shot back at a reporter Monday. "I would appreciate it if you didn't ask them although I know you will.
"What I want our players to focus on is playing our best football and assume they're going to be playing against the best football team they've ever played."
God, this man is always unbearable.
I'm not a Texas fan by any stretch of the imagination. Though, I certainly know who I'll be rooting for in this game.
Hook 'Em Horns!
From ESPN's Jayson Stark (who will be on my show on 790 The Ticket tomorrow at 9:30am):
ESPN.com's Jayson Stark is hearing that Jason Bay is too pricey for the Braves and emailed this analysis: "Let's characterize the Braves' next move this way: The Vazquez deal frees up about $9 million for the Braves to spend on upgrading their offense -- Vazquez's $11.5-million salary and the half-million in cash they'll get from the Yankees, minus the $3 million or so Cabrera will make via arbitration. They'll now look to use that surplus on an outfield bat, a first baseman or possibly both.
"Johnny Damon is one possibility, particularly because his home in Orlando is within minutes of the Braves' spring-training complex. Another option is free agent Xavier Nady, who could play first or the outfield and would come at a relatively low base because he is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery.
"Or the Braves could look to deal an outfielder -- either Cabrera or possibly Jordan Schafer -- for a bat. They've been linked in trade rumors to Florida's Dan Uggla, who could potentially slide to first base."
- The officials didn't lose that game for the Dolphins. Turnovers did.
- Chad Henne will be fine. We have been spoiled recently b/c guys like Flacco, Ryan & Roethlisberger all had instant success. People forget John Elway lined up behind the GUARD once as a youngster.
- Gibril Wilson is the worst safety, I've ever seen play the game of football. Worst is when he gets burned, he looks to chastise the young guys as if it was not his fault.
- Vontae Davis will also be fine. Though, I do wonder why it seems teams are picking on him?
- Vernon Carey may need to sit a game. He was beat badly on Sunday. His back injury is serious enough that he is having trouble walking.
- Bill Parcell always says, 'If he doesn't bite as a puppy, he won't bite' -- saying if a young guy doesn't do something right away he might not ever,'
- Brian Hartline is biting. Meanwhile, Ted Ginn is whimpering.JS