Thursday, August 31, 2006

"Alligator Arms" Stinkston

Today, an oldie but a goodie. How can one man be so tough?

No seriously, what a disgrace to football players everywhere. If I was the safety it would have been worth the 15 yards personal foul just to late hit that cake.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

News





You do have a daddy right? I have a father. Speaking of which, Matt Leinart will be a father in a few months.

Monday, August 28, 2006

NFL News



The Eagles traded LB Mark Simoneau and a 2007 4th round draft pick to the Saints for WR Donte Stallworth.

The Raiders signed QB Jeff George. He is 39 years young.

Rhett Bomar's 2nd chance

A king is done for. Hay Pobrecito!

Gollum is a Titan.

NFL Cutest Mascot Contest Finalists

The voting has finally been tabulated in our cutest mascot contest and the three finalists are as follows:


Panthers mascot Sir Purr playfully shrugs his shoulders as if he doesn't know who Carolina's favorite cat is!

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The Houston Texans mascot is no bull, it's Toro! What an honor to be seated next to such famous company. The Bushes should be proud!

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No, that's not Shawn Merriman, it's Bolt Man, the San Diego Chargers buff mascot. I don't know what's bigger - his grin or his biceps!

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So vote for your favorite out of the remaining three finalists above and the winner will be declared Silva Sportz "unofficial" mascot with a tribute post to follow. Voting will close Wednesday night.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Pete's All-Time Crew

Coach- Bill Walsh

OFFENSE
QB- John Elway
RB- Walter Payton
RB- Jim Brown
WR- Jerry Rice
WR- Cris Carter
TE- Ozzie Newsome
OT- Art Shell
OG- Conrad Dobler
C- Jim Otto
OG- Larry Allen
OT- Anthony Munoz

DEFENSE
DE- Reggie White
DT- Randy White
DT- Bob Lilly
DE- Deacon Jones
LB- Lawrence Taylor
LB- Dick Butkus
LB- Mike Singletary
CB- Deion Sanders
CB- Night Train Lane
S- Larry Wilson
S- Ronnie Lott

ST
K- Adam Vinatieri
P- Sammy Baugh
KR- Gale Sayers
PR- Crazy Legs Hirsch

Friday, August 25, 2006

Look-A-Likes - Batista and Greg Anderson


WWE Superstar Batista

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Barry Bonds personal trainer Greg Anderson

Situ's All-Time Squad

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Phil's All-Time Team



QB Johnny Unitas
RB Jim Brown
RB Barry Sanders
WR Jerry Rice
WR Steve Largent
TE Ozzie Newsome
OL Anthony Munoz
OL Forrest Gregg
OL Dwight Stephenson
OL John Hannah
OL Larry Allen
DL Reggie White
DL Deacon Jones
DL Bob Lily
DL Joe Greene
LB Lawrence Taylor
LB Dick Butkus
LB Jack Lambert
CB Deion Sanders
S Ronnie Lott
S Rod Woodson
CB Night Train Lane

ST George Blanda
ST Gale Sayers
HC Vince Lombardi

NFL Cutest Mascot Contest - Round 3

It’s the time for the third and final installment of our contest for cutest mascot. If you have missed the previous two rounds, you can check out the first round here and round two here. Vote for which mascot you think is the cutest in each round. The three winners from each round will have a championship run-off where we will declare a final winner. The winner will receive an exclusive tribute to them right here at Silva Sportz! Please note that of today’s final teams, the Giants, Jets, Raiders, Steelers, Rams, and Redskins do not have official mascots (or at least not that I could find). So without further delay, here is the final group:


Swoop

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Bolt Man (how original) - his alias of Jack Nicholson Lightning Bolt is much better.

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Blitz

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Captain Fear

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T-Rac!!!

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So that's all of them. We will leave voting open until Monday morning, so by Monday afternoon the three finalists should be up. If you aren't sure if your favorite is going to make the finals, then you better rally some support for him/her/it and tell some friends to vote!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

NFL Cutest Mascot Contest - Round 2

Ok, it's time to vote for your favorite/cutest mascot in the second round of competition. In case you missed it, round one of the mascots can be found here. And I did not leave off the Green Bay Packers, they do not have a mascot. Or at least I could not find one. I think maybe it is just cheese. Vote for your round 2 favorite and check back tomorrow for the final group!

Roary the Lion (bonus Cory Redding on backrow)
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Toro

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The Colts are unique in that they have two mascots. The cute thing on the left doesn't have a name but it is known to bounce around the endzone after the Colts score. The Colt at top is actually brand new this year and the Colts are having a contest to name it.

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Nick and Jessica? Just kidding, it's Jaxson de Ville!

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K. C. Wolf

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T. D.

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Ragnar the Viking - The Vikings are the only team to have a human as their official mascot.

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Pat Patriot (and he appears to be pimping)

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Gumbo

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Mario Williams' Greatness vs Reggie's Ego


So I’m watching Sportscenter and I just saw a story about Mario Williams. The story was just basically talking about how even though a lot of people who know nothing about football thought Reggie “uuuuuggg” Bush should have gone first, the Texans have no regrets at all about taking Mario first. I would like to take this time to publicly proclaim my man crush for this season on Mr. Williams. Don’t clown, cuz we all have them – Phil/Peyton, Rose/Merriman, Willie B/Jason Taylor, Snow/Dom, Devin/Alstott, and the list goes on and on. So why am I in love with Mario? Well first of all he is such a beastly athlete. 6’7”, 295 lbs, with 4.66 speed, 35 bench reps, and a 40.5” vertical, need I say more? Second, he is humble, like an unproven rookie should be. In the Sportscenter piece, Mario echoed what I have heard him say over and over since the day he was drafted. When asked his goals for this season, he states simply, to help his team get better. What about sacks the reporter presses him? Mario simply answers he just wants to do whatever the teams asks of him and if it’s pressuring the quarterback, then so be it.
Here is a second example of the proper attitude a rookie should have. Later on in the same Sportscenter, John Clayton reported that even though Broncos RB Mike Bell has been named the starter, he is attempting to secure the spot by working on running low so that he can better protect the ball. Clayton then mentioned that Bell was such a huge Terrell Davis fan growing up, that Bell wore Davis’ jersey until the number 30 came off. When the Broncos offered to give Bell number 30 for his own jersey, Bell refused the offer saying he hadn’t done anything to earn it yet. Now compare that attitude to this other rookie who has done nothing but rubbed me the wrong way for the last year. When asked what his goals are Reggie Bush said without missing a beat to become the greatest football player of all time. Wow Reggie, don’t be too humble. I know people are going to argue and say there is nothing wrong with wanting to be the best at what you do, but I think the problem is that Reggie Bush really believes he is already one of the best players ever to play the game. And how has Reggie proved himself? He had a 44 yard run in a meaningless preseason game. Reggie Bush comes across to me as extremely cocky and selfish with an attitude that seems to put himself first before his team. So as I publicly declare my man crush for Mario Williams, I would also like to publicly declare my distaste for Reggie Bush. Reggie, everyone else may worship you and feed your ENORMOUS ego, but I think you are overrated thus far and you have a lot of work to do, and not just on the field, to change my mind. I think Big Kev summed it up best when he said……..well you know.
So which players currently in the league leave a bad taste in your mouth? I’m not necessarily talking about an all turd team of bums who beat their wives and get suspended for violating the substance abuse policy, although they could make your list, I am thinking more along the lines of players who you just get tired of hearing about and who you think are overrated. If you can, give a reason or two why you get tired of hearing about the player.

Quick Hits


After weeks of talk, the Munchos have finally gotten rid of Ashley Lelie. The Falcons aquired him in a three team trade that will send Fat Boy to the Redskins, and the Munchos will recieve a draft pick. The munchos first choice was with the Dvoracek's, but they couldn't agree to a deal.

I knew I always liked Justin Gatlin. You see, Gatlin tested positive for steroids and got his World Record stripped from him. But instead of telling a bold faced lie, and sounding like an idiot jerk, he decided to do the right thing and admit that he used performance enhancing drugs. Even though Gatlin will recieve an 8 year ban from the sport, I want to say: Thank you Mr. Gatlin, maybe more athletes will learn from you and have the pair to admit that they were wrong and tell the truth. Madd respect for this man.

Happy 65th Birthday Duane Charles Parcells!


Today we honor one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. I hereby give you a birthday tribute to the Big Tuna himself, Coach Parcells.

Here is a brief summary of Parcells’ NFL coaching history.
Parcells coached NY Giants to 2 Super Bowl titles (1987,91); retired after 1990 season then returned in 1993 as coach of New England; took hapless Pats from 2-14 in 1992 to Super Bowl (loss to Green Bay) in 1997; left Patriots after Super Bowl to coach the New York Jets; coached 3 seasons with the Jets (1997-99), turning them from 1-15 doormat to AFC East champ in 2 years; retired again in 2000 but returned to the sidelines in 2003 as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

More general info on the great Coach Parcells, here and here.

Did You Know……..
Parcells began his coaching career as an assistant at Hastings in 1964.
Parcells also coached at Florida State, Texas Tech, and was head coach at Air Force.
Parcells became the first head coach in NFL history to direct four different teams to the playoffs.
The now famous “Gatorade bath” was invented on Parcells during the mid-80’s with his Giants team.

Here is the story of how Parcells got the nickname “Big Tuna” according to Parcells.

Here is an infamous Parcells quote:
“I had an Italian mother. She didn't view what I was doing as really a profession. She viewed it as recreation. I said, "Gee Mom, I'm going to be the head coach of the New York Giants." And she said to me, "When are you going to get a real job like your brother the banker?"”
Read more Parcells’ quotes here.


I just want to take the time to thank Parcells in advance for helping the Cowboys to a division, conference, and Super Bowl title this season. Thanks coach!

NFL Cutest Mascot Contest - Round 1

Recently, much has been made about the fact that the Titans mascot, T-Rac ran down an opposing player with a golf cart. Since this has been in the news, it has also brought up the topic of mascots in general. I recently heard a host on ESPN radio say that mascots in the NFL were stupid and that professional football teams shouldn’t have mascots. I really didn’t catch his reasoning but it got me to thinking maybe he was right. So time to weigh in on your opinion, do you like the mascots in the NFL or not? It wouldn't be right to vote on the mascots ignorantly, so I have also decided to feature the mascots. Also please vote on the cutest mascot. I will divide this into a three-part post. I will go alphabetically through the league starting with Arizona and ending with Washington. The winner of the cutest mascot will get a special tribute to them next week.

Today we feature the first ten teams, Arizona through Denver.


Big Red

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Freddie the Falcon

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Edgar, Allan, and Poe (I'm not sure if this means their are three mascots, but I could only find a picture of this one)

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Billy Buffalo

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Sir Purr

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Staley Da Bear

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Who Dey
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The Browns actually have four mascots: Chomps, Trapper, CB, and TD.

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Rowdy

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Miles

So vote for your cutest out of these ten today and we will take the winners of all three days or you can wait until all the teams are posted and have an overall vote. Enjoy these cute beasts and be sure to check back tomorrow for more teams!

Monday, August 21, 2006

News and Notes - What Are Some NFL Players Thinking?

La'Roi Glover thinks he has that little devil and angel on his shoulder. Glover says the devil tells him, "Hey, I'm tired today. I don't feel like going. Let's take the day off." Then his angel says referring to his days with the Raiders, "Hey, last time you did that, you got cut, so pick it up." Umm, ok La’Roi. Which one of them told you to wear your pants so darn high?
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For some strange reason, Trent Dilfer thought he was tough Saturday night against the Ray-duhs. Dilfer got two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. The first one was for head-butting Darnell Bing and the second was when Dilfer went to the Raiders sideline and tried to trash-talk Warren Sapp. I am guessing he told Sapp to put a jersey on if he was so tough. I am then guessing that Sapp emerged from water with a silver face and yelled at Dilfer. These are just my theories. Sapp might have summed it up best when he said, "The apocalypse is definitely on us when Trent Dilfer gets two personal fouls." Sapp really did say that afterward.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say they are thinking about moving WR Maurice Stovall to tight end. Stovall was the Bucs third pick this year and he is from Notre Dame. The Bucs say Stovall has the rare blend of size and speed and is considered to be a tremendous downfield blocker. If he is supposed to be so big and fast, why not just leave him at receiver?
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Here is today’s OuT oF wHaCk StAt: Sunday night’s loss to Seahawks was the Colt's eighth straight loss in the preseason, their longest preseason losing streak in more than 50 years. As I recall aren’t the Colts considered one of the best teams in the league, so how much should we read into preseason games again?
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Paul Woody, writing for the Sporting News, reports Washington Redskins OG Derrick Dockery has lost about 15 pounds and appears lighter on his feet with better endurance. He is performing with more consistency and if he can maintain his concentration, could earn a big contract for the 2007 season. Congrats on your diet Mr. Dockery!
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I am a man so I will admit when I am wrong. I will admit that I thought Ron Dayne was a going to be a decent running back this year. Now I am reading that he might not even make the team! This is because RB’s Damien Nash and Cedric Cobbs both shined during Saturday’s game against the Titans. That’s not mention the Bells who are already locks to be ahead of Fat-Ron on the death chart. Dayne, you suck for letting all these rooks come in and own you. I can’t believe you had a long run against the ‘Boys last year.
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Someone please pinch Jerome Harrison and snap him out of his dream world. Here are just a few things Harrison believes: first, Harrison says he was the best running back to come out in last year’s draft (he was a fifth round pick and the 13th RB taken), second Harrison said he should have won the Heisman trophy last year, and finally he says he won’t be surprised if he wins rookie of the year this season. Since you prolly think I am making this up, read the article here. After hearing those ideas about himself and the fact that Harrison is a Brown, I think it is safe to say that he may officially be the gayest player in the NFL.
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Donte Stallworth thinks he is Rader making gay choo-choo sounds. When asked how he felt about playing in Monday night’s game against the Wowboys, Stallworth responded with “Woooo! Woooo!” He thinks he will have a big game, but trust me, the Boys nasty D is going to show up and knock this woman’s train off the tracks.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Notable Rookie Peformances


Pre-Season Week 2:

Jay Cutler- 6/12, 99 yds. 1 TD
Reggie McNeal- fumbled
Kellen Clemons- 2/4, 1 TD
Tarvaris Jackson- 9/11, 80 yds. 1 TD
Vince Young- 11/19, 125 yds, 19 rush yds., 1 rush TD, 2 fumbles

Leon Washington- 3 rec. 23 yds., 87 yd. KR TD
Mike Bell- 10 car. 73 yds. 2 TD

Greg Jennings- 3 rec. 115 yds. 1 TD
Buck Ortega- 2 rec. 35 yds. 1 TD

Domata Peko- 6 tackles, 0.5 sack, 1 FF
Ernie Sims- 6 tackles, 1 sack
Greg Blue- 4 tackles
A.J. Hawk- 4 tackles
Kiwanuka- 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF
Brod Bunkley- 3 tackles, 1.5 sacks
Tye Hill- 3 tackles
Kamerion Wimbley- 1 sack
Devin Hester- 1 fumble recovery, 2 tackles, 42 yd. PR

NOTE: (Garrard is not a rookie but his performance was so cute it had to be mentioned!)
David Garrard- 3 fumbles, 2 Int.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

News and Notes - T-Rac getting sued?


T-Rac is off the hook, at least by the NFL. However, Adrian McPherson said Friday that he and agent Leigh Steinberg have discussed the possibility of taking legal action if it becomes necessary. If you ask me T-Rac looks like a trouble-maker (wears a mask) and McPherson should sue him for all he’s worth, which I am assuming to be that cute, baby blue vehicle.
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T.O. pulled a Phil and wore the wrong outfit.
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Despite just getting into camp, the Cards have Leinart penciled in for at least a quarter tonight.
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Pete’s boyfriend has an article about how the Bears think Lovie Smith is underpaid. The column also mentions that Danieal Manning has been making some noise at camp. Lovie Smith says that Danieal Manning has the tools to become their best DB in time! Also, scroll down in the column to read about how great Steve Hutchinson is.
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Speaking of the Bears, Brain Urlacher returned an interception 64 yards for a touchdown on the game's third play from scrimmage and Rashied Davis took a kick 100 yards for another first-quarter TD Friday night to lead the Bears over the San Diego Chargers 24-3. I also personally witnessed a big Danieal Manning hit.
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Here is just more proof that the Packers are a very gay team.
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My boy Jon Kitna was 7 of 12 for 94 yards and a a TD. Unfortunately they didn’t let him play the whole game so the Lions lost to the Browns 20-16. Kellen Winslow had three catches for 37 yards and he still thinks that he is the best TE in the league. Kamerion Wimbley had a sack.
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The Bills lost 44-31 to Cincinnati. How you gonna let someone put up 44 on you in the preseason? Gay-Bills, ya’ll better not get Posluszny with the top pick next year!

Friday, August 18, 2006

It's Great - to be - a C-H-S Cougar


If you haven't heard the news, the Silva boyz have expanded. We not only have the privilege of bringing the latest sports news and sharing the inside info here at Silva Sportz, but now we are sharing the latest high school football news at Go Friday Night.com, too. We haven’t quite gotten to the point of writing for ARN, but we will do the next best thing, and that’s hitting up the Cooper football blog! So check out gofridaynight.com under the blog section, under the Cooper section to read about the latest Cooper info and to cheer on the Coogs! And just like Silva Sportz, you’ll wanna leave your two cents there also. Here is the link to the site and from now on it will be posted in the sidebar with the other links for future reference.

P.S. If you have any hot info on the Coogs or a suggestion for anything you want to see covered, just hit us up with an e-mail and we will be sure to give you proper credit.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

News and Notes - Brady, Balco, and Angry Thomas Jones

First Bonds, now Brady? New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady has emerged in the BALCO investigation.
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The Iron Heads pull a Secord...
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Roethlisberger's thumb is fine.
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Is Thomas Jones getting screwed in Chi-town? Apparently Jones thinks so. Exclusive interview here.
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Is Faulk done with football? He sure does sound like he is.
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Does this make you happy?

More Quick hits


The Father-in-law of Tour De France winner Floyd Landis was found dead in his car Tuesday afternoon. Reports claim that it was suicide.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Quick Hits



In the words of Homer Simpson, "In your face Milwaukee!" For all the Cowboy haters who think there is tension between T.O. and Coach Bill Parcells, think again. Terrell Owens finally put on the pads Wednesday after missing the last 14 practices. He will more than likely start next Monday against the Ironheads.

The Browns will have to hold open tryouts for center after Alonzo Ephraim was suspended for the first 4 games.

Koren Robinson may face felony charges after fleeing from the police. He could also be charged with a DWI.

An arrest has been made in the JonBenet Ramsey case.

Cooper High School guard Ryan Harp signed with Southern Methodist.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Look-A-Likes - Derrick Blaylock & Dave Chappelle

NY Jets running back Derrick Blaylock

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Actor/Comedian Dave Chappelle