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RE-drafting the Lions - 2006

Just as bad as 2005, kind of a throw away draft yet again setting the Lions back. One average Linebacker, average Tackle and everything else was junk.

Round 1
1 - 9 Ernie Sims OLB Florida State

My Pick: 19 - Antonio Cromartie CB Florida State San Diego Chargers

Also could of had:
11 - Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt Denver Broncos
12 - Haloti Ngata DT Oregon Baltimore Ravens
23 - Davin Joseph G Oklahoma Tampa Bay Buccaneers
27 - DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis Carolina Panthers
28 - Marcedes Lewis TE UCLA Jacksonville Jaguars
29 - Nick Mangold C Ohio State New York Jets
30 - Joseph Addai RB Louisiana State Indianapolis Colts
33 - DeMeco Ryans MLB Alabama Houston Texans

I was pissed with the Lions for making this pick. Sims wasn't an early first rounder in most mock drafts. I had him going like 15-16. So when the Lions picked him 9 I didn't know much about him. I was all on the Cutler bandwagon. Cutler might have been a better choice, Cromartie was even better. There was lots of talent here. Couldn&…

RE-drafting the Lions - 2005

Another Top 10 pick, what a shock. Wasted pick in another wide receiver. If Charles Rogers didn't send this organization back enough years, Mike Williams sure did. Williams is having his best year this year, but for Seattle. He couldn't even make it on the field for the Lions despite being the third WR taken in the top 10. You could probably argue Troy Williamson and Braylon Edwards were just as big of busts. But at least Edwards has shown potential despite his dropsies.

This whole draft was a waste and one of the reasons the Lions have been in such dismay.

Round 1
1-10 Mike Williams WR USC

My Pick:
13. New Orleans Saints - Jamaal Brown, OT Oklahoma

Also could of had:
11. Dallas Cowboys - Demarcus Ware*, DE Troy State
12. San Diego Chargers - Shawne Merriman, DE Maryland
24. Green Bay Packers - Aaron Rogers, QB California
27. Atlanta Falcons - Roddy White, WR UAB
30. Pittsburgh Steelers - Heath Miller*, TE Virginia
32. New England Patriots - Logan Mankins, OG Fresno State

There was tale…

RE-drafting the Lions - 2004

This one ought to be fun. Two first rounders, Kevin Jones... not sure if he's in the league anymore and Roy Williams and his first down arm.

Jones was hurt near the end and had the same terrible offensive line we have now, but he just didn't live up to his draft position.

Williams on the other hand was talented. We ripped off Dallas by trading him for a 1 and a 3. Probably the best receiver since Morton. That first down thing that he does when being down 3 touchdowns was infuriating. Had some good Kitna years, but at the end he couldn't catch simple crossing routes as those poor Cowboys learned last weekend.

Round 1 - 7. Roy Williams WR Texas

My Pick - 14. Chicago - Tommie Harris, DT Oklahoma

Also could of had -
8. Atlanta - DeAngelo Hall, CB Virginia Tech
11. Pittsburgh - Ben Roethlisberger, QB Miami
12. NY Jets - Jonathan Vilma, LB Miami
16. Philadelphia - Shawn Andrews, OT Arkansas
18. New Orleans - Will Smith, DE Ohio State
21. New England - Vince Wilfork, DT Miami
24. St.…

RE-drafting the Lions - 2003

Uhh, one of the worst drafts started off by one of the biggest busts in NFL history. Charles Rogers ended up playing 15 games in his career, catching 400 yards and 4 touchdowns. Not great for a normal NFLer, but for the second overall pick...just dreadful. Set the Lions back 2 years alone. Some of it wasn't his fault. The man had terrible injury problems, and he did look decent before the first collarbone incident. However it was reveled he had a drug problem, and that he failed one test already that the Lions knew about when he was drafted. I think he suffered from the same problem Matt Leinart did, being too close too his old school and friends when he really just needed a new start.

Round 1:
Detroit Charles Rogers WR Michigan State

My Pick:
5. Dallas - Terence Newman CB Kansas

Also could of had:
3. Houston - Andre Johnson WR Miami (Fla.)
9. Minnesota - Kevin Williams DT Oklahoma State
10. Baltimore - Terrell Suggs DE Arizona State
11. Seattle - Marcus Trufant CB Washington
13. New E…

RE-drafting the Lions - 2002

Yes, this is Matt Millen. The only """Expert""" picking Carolina, who wound up losing to Dallas 21-7.

Interesting article here about Roy Williams blasting the Lions offensive line for their woes and praising ex president Matt Millen. I've never wanted the Lions to destroy Dallas more than this week. Williams goes on to say the Lions are cursed but will some day become the Saints and win it from the cellar.

--Look at the article here--

This one is a blessed article the day Millen got canned.
--Click here for that one--

2002 - The year of the blue skies

Round 1:
Lions Pick - 3. Joey Harrington QB Oregon

My Pick:
11. Indianapolis - Dwight Freeney DE Syracuse

Also could of had:(in order how I would take them)
15. Tennessee - Albert Haynesworth DT Tennessee
24. Baltimore - Edward Reed S Miami
8. Dallas - Roy Williams S Oklahoma
26. Philadelphia - Lito Sheppard CB Florida
7. Minnesota - Bryant McKinnie OT Miami
9. Jacksonville - John Henderson DT Tennessee
14. NY Gia…

Steve vs Mike FF Challenge Weeks 6,7,8,9

Here we go again, I'm getting lazier as I keep getting worse in fantasy football.

How bad was the challenge this week?

Week 6
Me - 451
Mike - 422

Champ: Every QB was gang-busters for both sides this week, however Jeremy Maclin's 27 wasn't bad for me.
Chump: Miles Austin got a single point for Mike. Ick.

Week 7
Me - 410
Mike - 408

Champ: Michael Turner's 26 was great though Mike's Roddy White did better with 32.
Chump: 3 for Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Smith, Micheal Crabtree and 2 for Welker all didn't help on a bye week week.

Week 8
Mike - 322
Me - 273

Champ: Moreno, Steward and Greene all failed to impress for me getting like 3 each, though Steven Jackson only got 6 which is unusually low for him.
Chump: Calvin Johnson's 28 lead the way with Peterson and Sims Walker breaking 20 as well.

Week 9
Mike - 358
Me - 328

Champ: Peterson and Rivers for 26, Green Bay's D for 28.
Chump: I didn't get points from any tight end. 4 hurt and 1 sucked - Celek.

That makes it 2-2 fo…

RE-drafting the Lions - 2001

I've been a football fan since well 2001. I never really liked it in high school for some reason but probably when I discovered fantasy football I started liking it immediately(dropping pro wrestling as real sport of choice).

Coincidentally this is when Matt Millen took over. The man single handed ruined the Lions well pretty much up until now.

I couldn't have said it better than:
Ryan Terpstra - MLive

who talks about how undefeated Michigan and Michigan State fans had to listen to his commentary when the two played each other this year. "You're taking what is sure to be a ratings-winner in the Midwest area, and you're forcing people to have to listen to the spewings of a man who destroyed professional football in the state." So true, I would rather not watch.

And it continues:
"To me and hundreds of thousands of fans out there, Matt Millen holds less credibility than the drunk down at the other end of the bar. Anyone can epically destroy a professional f…

31 Scary Movies for October

October is my favorite month of the year officially. It’s taken me 27 years to come to this conclusion, but my reasons for it couldn’t have come earlier in life. The whole changing of the colors, the temperature being not too hot, nor too cold are two minor things. I still like the spring smell, though actually every season except winter is fine in my book. Cider mills have become a favorite thing for Hellen and I to go see. The food, love my cider and donuts and it always feels like a good time for Chinese food at this time of the year.

My biggest reason for liking October is Halloween. I think I dressed up in ninth grade for the last time and missed about 8 years of dressing up. The last few years though I have been all in, it’s a shameless, nerdy thing to do, both of which I very much am. The main reason Halloween gets me so excited though is the scary/horror movies. Not that I can’t get into a scary movie at other times of the year, but it’s just the perfect time. Last year Hellen …

Steve vs Mike FF Challenge Weeks 3,4,5

Week 3
Mike - 431, Me - 526

Week 4
Mike - 358, Me - 351

Week 5
Mike - 491, Me - 361

We finally had byes to deal with. At least I pulled one off so the current score is:

Mike 4-1
Me 1-4

Hope the trend doesn't continue where he starts winning by more every week. I can't take too many more losses like this.

Stats of note:
Goose eggs:
Moreno -3
Grant -3
Garcon - 2
Rice - 3

Harrison -3

Week 3 MVP: Chris Johnson/Peyton Manning - 24 points
Week 3 Goat: Javid Best - 3, Miles Austin - 2 points

Week 4 MVP: Calvin Johnson/Joseph Addai - 20 points
Week 4 Goat: Jay Cutler - (-1), Andre Johnson/Randy Moss - 0 points...ouchies

Week 5 MVP: Matt Forte - 30 points
Week 5 Goat: Greg Jennings, Dallas Clark - 2 points

Steve vs Mike FF Challenge Week 2 518-419

(2-0) Mike - 518, (0-2) Me - 419

We are not going the right way here. I got goose eggs from Jacobs, Wells, Grant, Rice. He had Best, Gore and McCoy combining for 100 points alone.
It's okay, the nation will remain strong and hope for better days.

Drew Brees NO 18
Aaron Rodgers GB 26
Philip Rivers SD 23
Eli Manning NYG 10
Tony Romo Dal 16

Adrian Peterson Min 24
Ray Rice Bal 11
Frank Gore SF 28
DeAngelo Williams Car 7
Jahvid Best Det 41
Joseph Addai Ind 11
LeSean McCoy Phi 30
Matt Forte Chi 12
Ricky Williams Mia 1
Fred Jackson Buf 9
Jerome Harrison Cle 4
C.J. Spiller Buf 2
Justin Forsett Sea 5
Thomas Jones KC 8
Felix Jones Dal 1

Reggie Wayne Ind 15
Larry Fitzgerald Ari 8
Calvin Johnson Det 13
Roddy White Atl 13
Brandon Marshall Mia 7
Miles Austin Dal 14
Marques Colston NO 6
Steve Smith Car 12
Anquan Boldin Bal 3
Hines Ward Pit 0
Michael Crabtree SF 3
Mike Sims-Walker Jac 14
Wes Welker NE 9
Derrick Mason Bal 9
T.J. Houshmandzadeh Sea 0

Vernon D…

3 Futurama Songs

Here are a few of the songs from Futurama, as I'm working on making it through every episode. There is some good stuff in the form of songs, not as much as Family Guy or even the Simpsons, but it's still good.

Psyche Rock - Pierre Henry
Looks to be the original song from the 1960's. It's pretty cool.

Robot Hell
Catchy, and good enough for me to create this post.

I've posted this one in facebook before, I really enjoy it on repeat.

Steve vs Mike FF Challenge Week 1 443-433

Mike - 443, Me - 433

Hurt having Beanie Wells and Greene not to mention the Minnesota receivers, but got to give him credit to his receivers who pretty much all had big days except Sims Walker and Crabtree.

Peyton Manning Ind 29
Matt Schaub Atl 6
Tom Brady NE 22
Jay Cutler Chi 22
Joe Flacco Bal 7

Chris Johnson Ten 27
Maurice Jones-Drew Jac 11
Michael Turner Atl 4
Steven Jackson Stl 8
Ryan Grant GB 4
Rashard Mendenhall Pit 19
Shonn Greene NYJ 0
Ryan Mathews SD 5
Cedric Benson Cin 9
Pierre Thomas NO 14
Jonathan Stewart Car 1
Knowshon Moreno Den 12
Beanie Wells Ari 0
Jamaal Charles KC 16
Brandon Jacobs NYG 6

Andre Johnson Hou 3
Randy Moss NE 5
DeSean Jackson Phi 3
Greg Jennings GB 14
Steve Smith NYG 4
Chad Ochocinco Cin 21
Dwayne Bowe KC 1
Hakeem Nicks NYG 25
Donald Driver GB 9
Santana Moss Was 7
Pierre Garcon Ind 4
Jeremy Maclin Phi 10
Mike Wallace Pit 6
Percy Harvin Min 1
Sidney Rice Min 0

Dallas Clark I…

7 Degrees of Tremors

Basically like the 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon except with the movie Tremors. Few other changes, these are movies, not people. This is because I wanted to rank them, and personally I've never heard of many of the actors in Tremors except the few I'm going to mention. Let's be honest, most of these are going to be Kevin Bacon movies. Every other actor is just mainly a TV actor.

Michael Gross: Family Ties
Reba McEntire: Reba
Robert Jayne: Wonder Years

and I'm pretty sure they've all been on Boy Meets World or How I Met Your Mother at some point.

Honorable Mentions and because I spent too much time researching this.
Robert Jayne
Tremors 1 - Melvin Plug
Can't Hardly Wait - Boy
Pearl Harbor - Sailor

Michael Gross
Tremors 1, 2, 3, 4 - Burt Gummer
Batman Beyond - Warren McGinnis

Reba McEntire
Tremors 1 - Heather Gummer
Maverick - Spectator

Ariana Richards
Tremors 1, 3 Mindy Sterngood
Spaced Invaders Kathy

Fred Ward
Tremors 1, 2 - Earl Bassett
Enough - Jupiter
Corky Romano - Leo Corrigan

My 100 movies (as of 2006 - Pre Netflix) 60 - 51

More Honorable Mentions:
I made this list in 2006, at some point I had about 10 other movies in the list which have been since removed. Two of them:

Hot shots
First was a top gun spoof, second was a Rambo spoof. Back before scary movie, and all the terrible ones we have now, (The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It...anyone?) this was what we had. Love the Farley brothers way of writing, where every 30 seconds there is a joke thrown in. So very similar in that Spaceballs, Airplane! line. Lloyd Bridges is brilliant in both. Charlie Sheen...well he did the movie straight from rehab.

Wedding Singer
One of Adam Sandler's finest roles. The music is pretty good, and we have a good villain to root against. Don't think I like Drew Barrymore in any other movie.

60. Predator
3 Predator movies now along with the two Alien verse Predator ones. Haven't seen the new one, but the original two were decent. The formula is simple. There is a team/group and…