Sports — 31 January 2010

By Hot Rod! The Rowdy One

Howdy sports fans, we’re back for another week of Out of Bounds here on Planet Ill. It’s been a busy week in the world of sports, so I have a few things that stood out in my eyes I wanna share with yall. With Super Bowl XLIV just a week away, I figured I would go a little light this weekend and save all of my energy for the week and rest the old bones a lil as we head into Super Bowl.

So on today’s plate, we’re gonna look back at highlights from last weekend’s Championship games. Bid farewell to warrior in not only the NFL’s, but in God’s army. Take a look at a big upset in the world of College Basketball that received “presidential” treatment, and the 2010 Tennis season begins with big wins at the Aussie Open.

First off, let’s look at last week’s Championship Sunday. When we last talked about football, I gave you guys my picks for the Super Bowl. Well we see how that worked out. The New York Jets had the game in their hands in the 1st half and looked out of sync in the 2nd half. Peyton Manning was just who we thought he was, the best QB in the league and the league’s MVP. You can’t argue how good he is and you gottta give the man, as well as the Indianapolis Colts, their props.

Once again, Brett Favre ended his season on an interception while Drew Brees, Reggie Bush and the New Orleans Saints march into Super Bowl XLIV in one of the sloppiest playoff games we’ve seen in a while.

So now our 44th Super Bowl will have the New Orleans Saints squaring off against the Indianapolis Colts in Miami. Next week I’ll have my pick, so stay tuned.

By the way, did you guys hear Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback and Hall of Famer, Fran Tarkenton take another shot at Brett Favre?

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I wonder if this would have any bearing on Favre’s decision about retirement? Talk about disliking a person? Jezzy Crezzy!!

Speaking of former quarterbacks, the man who holds the record for the most passing yards in the playoffs has decided to retire. Kurt Warner has called it quits on a fairy tale, 12 year career in the NFL.


A devout man of faith and who many consider in the league as one of the nicest people you can meet; Kurt Warner is in some sense the anti-athlete. He didn’t come up through the ranks like most of the superstar athletes we see, but when he was given the chance, he made the most out of it. There was never, if ever, any bad press about the man and he has been an ambassador for the NFL for many years. He was, and is, what most athletes should strive to be during their career. And if I hear one more person question whether or not he deserves to be in Pro-Football Hall of Fame, I will find them and beat them with my shoe.

Look at his numbers and compare them to likes of Steve Young, Troy Aikman, or Tom Brady. Two of those guys are Hall of Famers already and other guy is making his way there now. Warner may not be a 1st ballot guy, but he’ll have his bust in there. Believe me. We wish Kurt all the best in his future endeavors and here’s a look at some of his Top 10 moments courtesy of the NFL Network.

Also, sorry Cameron Crazies, since this my column, I can do whatever I want. And what I want to do right now is ask you this: How’s losing to Georgetown treating you right now?

And that win was an “Executive Order” from our Commander in Chief. Love it!!! Sorry about that, had to have a little fun with that one.

Before we go, what better way to start the week than with a congratulatory shout out to Serena Williams and Roger Federer for winning the 2010 Australian Open. If this is any look into the future, it’s gonna be a long tennis season for the rest of the field when arguably the two best players in professional tennis start their season off with a grand slam win. Once again, congrats to the both of you.

So that’s all for now but be sure to check back next when I hit yall with my pick for the winner of Super Bowl XLIV. Maybe I can get the rest of the staff involved as well. We’ll see. Til next week, be safe. 1.

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