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New England Patriots – Faux Interview with Bill Belichick

Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 27, 2015

I was able to call the New England Patriots office and arrange a faux interview with Bill Belichick.  Belichick (BB) would speak with me only on the condition that I gave him my old, cut-up ESPN The Magazine sweatshirt.

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I asked him a series of questions trying to get insight into his peculiar personality.

Based upon your recent press conference, it seems obvious you like the movie My Cousin Vinny.  What are some of your other favorite movies?

BB: Eight Men Out, 21, The Sting

Who is your favorite U.S. President?

BB: Richard Nixon

Who is your favorite Wall Street personality?

BB: Bernie Madoff

What is your favorite quote?

BB: Rules are made to be broken.

What is your favorite quote by a celebrity?

BB:  Bill Clinton “…I did not have sexual relations with that woman …”

Who is your favorite baseball player(s)?

BB: Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire

Who is your favorite non-football athlete?

BB: Lance Armstrong

Who is your favorite female athlete?

BB: Rosie Ruiz

Who is your favorite youth athlete? 

BB: Danny Almonte

What is yout favorite song:

BB: Me and Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul, later remade by others, including Michael Bublé.

What is your favorite color:?

BB: Anything opaque, maybe black

Do you have anything else you’d like to say?

BB: When do I get my ESPN The Magazine Sweatshirt?

 

Ahhh! Now I understand!

(Obviously a fake interview but it was fun to think about  😉 )

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday…

Posted by TopOfTheThread on February 3, 2013

… and we need to have a quick chat about College Hoops.  I am a New Yorker and love hoops! This post is oriented towards the Knicks and Nets.

After yesterday’s college basketball game between University Of Michigan and Indiana University, I had to look at the 2013 mock NBA daft. (Thank you NBADraft.net).  It was a great game showcasing great college, soon to be pro, talent.

  • Trey Burke. Great Talent.  Plays taller than his 6’0″ size because of his step back jumper.Will he be the next Kyree Irving?  Or Austin Rivers? (Note: I am not giving up on the 6’4″ Rivers. He’s so young with tremendous potential upside, but IMHO, he was overrated coming out of Duke.)
  • Cody Zeller. Great Talent. Great height and I assume he will fill-out since he is only a sophomore. Awesome athleticism for a 7-footer. Nice touch on his shot.  Yesterday’s game was a Zeller Showcase! Forecasted to go to the Cavs? That would be interesting to see him lay with Kyree Irving.

The charts below have Zeller going 3rd and Burke going 21st?  Unless Burke “falls off of a cliff”, there is no way he will be available at 21.  And is he a fit for the Brooklyn Nets?  Drafting on the “best available player” theory, yeah, take him. But the Nets backcourt is strong.  (Full disclosure: I rushed to see a mock draft wondering if there was any way Zeller could end up with the Nets.  Deron Williams + Joe Johnson + Brooke Lopez (healthy) + Cody Zeller?  I know it’s a pipe dream and probably impossible, but that would put them up there with the elite teams in the league.)

2013 NBA Mock Draft

2013 NBA Mock Draft


  • Glen Robinson III. Talented. Just a freshman and probably still growing. Good size. Good body. Good blood-lines.  He disappeared against Indiana, but again, he’s just a freshman.  We’re getting into the pressure-filled part of the season. It will be interesting to see how he progresses.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.  to the NY Knicks?  Athletic. Good size for a #2.  Does he have the NBA jumper? Great blood-lines.  He’s definitely worth taking a chance at the 25th pick.

Note to the NY Knicks:  If there is a way to trade up to get Trey Burke, do it!  Young athletic point guard.  Have him come in and work alongside Raymond Felton and be under the tutelage of Jason Kidd? What would be better than that?  A No Brainer. 

  • Victor Oladipo.  I do not know what to say about him. He’s a beast! A great athlete. Offense. Defense.  While he may not fit a prototypical NBA role, but he will carve out playing time and will be a major factor in games.  He may be the sleeper of the 2013 NBA draft. (More on Victor below!)

NBA Mock Draft

Before clicking on the image below, take a second to look at the image. The video goes by quickly and you may not appreciate what actually happened.  This ‘miss’ of a dunk, on a bad pass, may be better than any NBA or college dunks this year!

Indiana University Victor Oladipo missed dunk

Click to see video – Indiana University Victor Oladipo missed dunk

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NY Jets Football and Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire

Posted by TopOfTheThread on December 30, 2012

NY Jets NFLWe all agree The Jets are a disaster on and off the field.

I wonder if Long Island’s Billy Joel is a NY Jets Football fan.   It would be appropriate  if  Billy, or someone with musical talent, would update the song “We Didn’t Start The Fire” to cover the last 2 seasons of the NY Jets.

Will someone talented at lyrics and music (like Billy), please jump in!

 Here’s fodder for the start of the effort:

  • Bring in Tim Tebow and disrupting a horrendous lockerroom to begin with
  • Rex Ryan big mouth
  • Cromartie with 10 kids with 8 different women
  • Jets provide Cromartie with a $500,000 advance so he could make outstanding child support payments.
  • Cromartie being the 2nd best wide receiver
  • Anotonio Holmes is injured, is he now the best receiver?
  • Darrelle Revis getting hurt
  • Dismantling one of the top rushing games in the NFL. Getting rid of Thomas Jones.
  • Skipping the 2nd string QB to play the 3rd String QB (McElroy)
  • QB McElroy starting one game and getting a concussion
  • Skipping back after the 3rd string quarterback to 1st string QB (Sanchez)
  • The lying by the coaches (or Tebow) about Tebow not wanting to play the Wildcat
  • The Butt Fumble
  • Santonio Holmes pouting on the side line
  • New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards is being sued for child support again
  • Braylon Edwards tweets the Jets are “idiots” and then is brought back.
  • Fire OC Shottenheimer – hire Wildcat expert  Sparano – Fire Sparano
  • Doing absolutely nothing in the off-season to help the team.
  • Fire Ryan. Fire Tannenbaum
  • And the cross-town rivals NY Giants win the Super Bowl Again!

Maybe it can be called “We Didn’t Start The Back-Fire”?

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Brandon Jacobs linked to probe of New Jersey state troopers / dangerous high-speed road rally

Posted by TopOfTheThread on April 29, 2012

Here’s another “1 percenter” story and it supposedly involves the NFL’s Brandon Jacobs…

  • A story was published by CBS NY  and NBC Sports:  State Police patrol cars with their emergency lights flashing drove in front of and behind a caravan of dozens of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other cars, all heading to Atlantic City driving way too fast, and all with their license plates covered by tape.
  • (Per NBC SportsBrandon Jacobs was reportedly one of the drivers when dozens of luxury sports cars were escorted by police going over 100 miles an hour down the Garden State Parkway last month in an incident that has some New Jersey state troopers under investigation.

>>> Please read the articles on  CBS NY  and NBS Sports

Where does the stupidity end?  

Some celebrities and wealthy individuals decide they want to drive 100 mph down the NJ Turnpike and our bureaucracy and police enable them?  What?

How was this initiated?  

Did someone reach out to the police and say

Hey, my rich buddies and I would like to speed down the turnpike. Can you help set it up?”    

Were the cops bribed? Cash? Giants tickets?  

WHERE DOES THIS END? 

* * *

1. Here is a video of the incident taken by a couple of kids who jumped into the “Road Rally”. The troopers assist speeding down NJ Turnpike, go through red lights, skip tolls, and the license plates are covered!  Its a long video but it is worth watching it.   Trooper escorting sports cars on Parkway (HQ Version) WE’RE IN THE RALLY!!!  (Below)

2. Watch Bob’s video “Laws DO NOT Apply to Celebrities According to the State of New Jersey…..” He calls it like it is.  Celebrities get special treatment. (Below)

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Happy Thanksgiving – Yes Honey – Now we can keep the Jets game on during holiday dinner

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 25, 2010

Note to the Mrs. : Now you have someone to root for on the NY Jets.  The Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez,  in addition to being a clutch performer on the field, loves the culture of New York.  When he is off the field he loves attending Broadway plays.   He even keeps the soundtracks to Broadway plays in his car!  (Just like you.)   He even likes the same plays as you!

Note to self: If going on a long car trip with Mark Sanchez, make sure to empty his CDs out of the car before starting the trip.

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This is a very, very interesting video story about the New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Click to watch the video.

Mark-Sanchez-NY Jets- NFL-Football- Broadway-Plays

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Brett Favre faces more allegations – sexting – Jets game plan

Posted by TopOfTheThread on October 9, 2010

Brett Favre sexting Jenn Sterger scandal Jets NFL

There are many articles around about Brett Favre texting some hotties when he was a NY Jet.  The timing is interesting. Hmmm… The week the Vikings play the Jets.  Was this released this week as a part of the Jets “Psychological Game Plan”?

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Super Bowl: Who dat? And Arrogant NY Giants Fans

Posted by TopOfTheThread on February 7, 2010

As a  NY Jets fan we have had our ups and downs — mostly downs! We are used to the Giants being the “Pride of NY Football”.

This year we (the Jets) had a run and made it to the AFC Championship game.  Believe it or not, we were one game away from playing in The Super Bowl.  It was fun while it lasted.  We had no illusions of grandeur. We knew the Colts were theWho dat arrogant giants fans better team.

Once the  Jets were out of it, I really did not care who won The Super Bowl.  I just hoped for a good game that was worth watching. Colts win? So?  Saints win? So?

The concept of rooting for teams in “Sports” is interesting. Why do we root for one team or another, when it’s not “our” team?

I have nothing at stake in this game. No bets. No boxes. No ties to either team.

…. I think back to the week before the AFC Championship.  A Giants-fan, season ticket holder, buddy of mine says “it doesn’t matter who wins the AFC Championship, there are no good teams in the AFC anyway.  The team coming out of the NFC will destroy the AFC team in The Super Bowl….”

Wow. What a case of sour grapes!  Poor baby. The Giants didn’t make the playoffs so put down the AFC and the Jets. Poor baby.

* News Flash *  NY Giants Fans — The NY Jets are the best football team in New York. And they’re an AFC team!

Now I know who to root for!  I am passionately rooting for the AFC and the Indianapolis Colts!

Go Colts!

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Jets Get Manning

Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 19, 2010

I wish I was a good artist, but I’m not!

Go Jets!

NY Jets will get to Peyton Manning

NY Jets will get to Peyton Manning

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Jets Beat Bengals

Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 3, 2010

NY Jets Beat Bengals

The Jets will beat the Bengals tonight

Being a long-time Jets fan is painful. They break out hearts almost every year.  Now they’re about to back their way into the playoffs. Indianapolis gave them a gift.

Now we’re only a few hours away from… who the heck knows! Will the Bengals play their regulars?  Will Sanchez throw 4 interceptions?

Let us Jet fans simply enjoy the next few hours before the game starts.   We’ll take a win any way we can get it.

J  E T S … Jets Jets Jets

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Is Tim Tebow the Tyler Hansbrough of football?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 2, 2010

Here’s a thought … (we did watch the Tebow cam)

Is Tim Tebow the Tyler Hansbrough of football?

  • Both had exceptional collegiate careers.
  • Both won NCAA Championships.
  • Both won the top collegiate individual awards (player of the year and Heisman Trophy)
  • Both are hard-working, good citizens.
  • Both will have difficult times in their professional sports (NFL, NBA). Hansbrough may actually have a better chance of making a “good length” career in the NBA than Tebow  in the NFL.

Congratulations to Tim Tebow on a great collegiate career. Please be open-minded in the NFL.  You may need to be a part-time hybrid quarterback and receiver.  Get in the league and show your value. All the cards will then fall into place. We wish you the best.

(photo gatortailgating.com)

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