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UFC 155: Main Card Preview and Predictions

on December 28 2012 10:23 PM
UFC 155: Main Card Preview and Predictions

The last UFC card of 2012 is going out with a bang. Junior dos Santos puts his heavyweight belt on the line against Cain Velasquez. 

 

The UFC has had it's fair share of injuries this year and the bad luck didn't stop at UFC 155. Chris Weidman, Forrest Griffin, Gray Maynard, Karlos Vemola and Cody McKenzie all pulled out with injuries. 

 

Luckily, the UFC is filled with depth and this event is still going to be a very entertaining card. 

 

UFC 155 takes place this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

 

Cain Velasquez remembers the night Junior dos Santos took his belt. He is hoping JDS has that same feeling after Saturday night.

 

Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon has the potential to be one of the better fights of 2012 that will boost the winner near the top-ten rankings in the lightweight division. 

Tim Boetsch looks to win his fifth straight inside the octagon against a very underrated Constantinos Philippou.

 

RG3: The Best Rookie Quarterback in NFL History

on December 21 2012 9:15 PM
RG3: The Best Rookie Quarterback in NFL History

 

No NFL player has ever sold as many jerseys in one season.

 

No quarterback has thrown fewer interceptions this season. (among all QB's that qualify)

 

Only Aaron Rodgers has a better passer rating in 2012. 

 

He's the only quarterback in the NFL that has thrown for at least 2,500 yards and rushed for 700 yards this season.

 

Robert Griffin III has taken the league by storm. Not only has he been the best rookie quarterback this season, he has arguably been one of the best QB's in the NFL.

 

I know Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson are having phenomenal rookie campaign's but they are not having the type of season RG3 is.

 

He has thrown for 2,902 yards and 18 touchdowns. He's only turned the football over eight times this season (4 INT's, 4 fumbles.) 

 

Tom Brady is the only QB who has fewer turnovers than RG3. 

 

It is truly remarkable the type of season Griffin is having. Rookie QB's aren't suppose to make it look this easy. 

 

Rookie QB's always turn the football over, but not RG3.

 

 

Rookie Quarterbacks Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck And RG3 Stealing the Show in 2012

on December 05 2012 5:59 PM
Rookie Quarterbacks Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck And RG3 Stealing the Show in 2012

Peyton Manning is having an MVP type of season after missing all of last year.

 

Adrian Peterson leads the NFL in rushing and has been the best running back in the game after recovering from a torn ACL suffered late last season. 

 

While both of these are compelling stories, it is not the number one headline for the 2012 NFL season. 

 

This year's class of rookie quarterbacks are stealing the spotlight. 

 

During week one we witnessed something we haven't seen since 1950: five starting rookie quarterbacks.

 

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Brandon Weeden and Ryan Tannehill have combined to go 30-30 this season. No other rookie class has won this many games in a season since the AFL/NFL merger. 

 

Keep in mind that the Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins combined to go 24-56 last season.

 

UFC on FOX 5: Main Card Preview & Predictions

on December 05 2012 5:58 PM
UFC on FOX 5: Main Card Preview & Predictions

 

The UFC has had a very tough year in 2012. It has dealt with injury after injury and even saw the first UFC event cancelled since Dana White took over in 2002.

 

Luckily, for Dana White and the UFC the card this Saturday night on FOX is stacked, Pamela Anderson stacked.

 

UFC on FOX 5 features a highly anticpated lightweight title bout, a significant fight in the light heavyweight division and a legend taking on the next great prospect in the UFC.

 

This doesn't even include a match-up that could steal "Fight of the Night" honors in the opening fight on Saturday night.

 

 

Mike Swick (15-4, 10-3 UFC) vs. Matt Brown (15-11, 8-5 UFC)

 

 

This is the perfect fight to start the telecast for FOX. Mike Swick started off the last FOX card and ended up taking home the "Knockout of the Night" bonus that set the tone for the rest of the main card.

 

NFL: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview, Prediction And Where To Watch Online Live Stream

on November 25 2012 1:08 PM
NFL: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview, Prediction And Where To Watch Online Live Stream

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the biggest surprises this season. Greg Schiano has done a great job in his first season as head coach after leaving Rutgers. It's hard to find a coach outside of Jim Harbaugh who has done this good of job in his first year after leaving college. 

 

The (6-4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have their hands full against the (9-1) Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. 

 

This is a huge game for both squads. 

 

With a win, Atlanta will have a four game lead in the NFC South with five games left. 

 

More importantly, Atlanta will be that much closer to winning the NFC and have home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Falcons need home-field in the playoffs if they want to be serious contenders to make the Super Bowl.

 

Tampa Bay is fighting for their playoff hopes. If the postseason started today, they would be out. Luckily, there are six weeks left in the regular season and they are tied with Seattle for the sixth and final playoff spot.

 

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