Friday, January 28, 2011

RE-drafting the Lions - 2010

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Best for last-har. 2nd pick overall even though we lost to the Rams who wound up picking first. Didn't matter much as we drafted the so called greatest talent in years.

First round
Lions Pick:
2: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

Boy did he make an impact. Pro-Bowl. Ndamukong Suh, 10 sacks, an interception, a touchdown. Completely revamped the Lions D-Line and improved the defense. Can't argue at the moment that the Lions hit.

Lions Pick:
31: Javhid Best, RB, Cal
The Lions traded up four picks to grab someone Schwartz was in love with.
Scored 5 of his 6 touchdowns in the first 2 games. Kept hearing turf toe and never looked right all year. Over a thousand total yards though. No concussion, and did look real quick in spots.

My Pick:
At the time, I would have picked either:
17. (49) 49ers - Mays, Taylor FS
11. (43) Ravens - Kindle, Sergio DE

But shows what I know, Kindle fell down the stairs and didn't play a snap, Mays lost his job when he couldn't cover anyone. Charles Brown didn't go until the saints at the end of round 2, but he couldn't make it on to the field.

Also could of had:
4. (36) Chiefs - McCluster, Dexter RB
10. (42) Patriots - Gronkowski, Rob TE
12. (44) Raiders - Houston, Lamarr DT
15. (47) Cardinals - Washington, Daryl LB



Third round
Lions Pick:
66: Amari Spievey, CB, Iowa

My Pick:
8. (106) Raiders - Campbell, Bruce OT

Also could of had:
2. (100) Vikings - Griffen, Everson DE
3. (101) Buccaneers - Williams, Mike WR
15. (113) Patriots - Hernandez, Aaron TE

Spievey was a needed position, played 16 games, got 2 picks, played better as the season went on. That said, Cambell was a great prospect at round 4. Mike Williams had the best rookie WR year since Randy Moss.



Fourth round
Lions Pick:
128: Jason Fox, OT, Miami

My Pick:
24. (193) Packers - Starks, James RB

Mr. Starks has replaced Ryan Grant as the Packers RB, and the Pack has leaned on him in the playoffs. It would be hard to argue with him over any Lions RB at this point.


Seventh round
Lions Picks:
213: Willie Young, DE, North Carolina State
255: Tim Toone, WR/PR, Weber State

No linebackers, but George Selvie DE Rams (226) would have made a better pick than Young, who didn't really see the field. Toone was Mr. irrelevant and I'm not commenting on UDFA.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

RE-drafting the Lions - 2009

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2009 - Detroit Lions
Round 1
1. (1) Matthew Stafford QB Georgia
1. (20) Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma State

My picks -
15 (15) Texans - Cushing, Brian OLB
23 (23) Ravens - Oher, Michael OT

Also Could of had -
4 (4) Seahawks - Curry, Aaron OLB
5 (5) Jets - Sanchez, Mark QB
9 (9) Packers - Raji, B.J. DT
13 (13) Redskins - Orakpo, Brian DE
14 (14) Saints - Jenkins, Malcolm CB
17 (17) Buccaneers - Freeman, Josh QB
19 (19) Eagles - Maclin, Jeremy WR
22 (22) Vikings - Harvin, Percy WR
26 (26) Packers - Matthews, Clay OLB

Not picking Stafford wouldn't change the current state of the Lions too much. He hasn't been on the field much. The question is, how much better would the Lions be with the 09 defensive player of the year and the top offensive lineman in the draft? Pettigrew has been solid and got targets but had injury problems last year and his ability to catch and run after the catch are suspect.


Round 2
2. (33) Louis Delmas DB Western Michigan

My pick - Same

Also Could of had -
10 (42) Bills- Byrd, Jairus CB
2 (34) Patriots - Chung, Patrick SS
3. (35) Rams - Laurinaitis, James ILB
5. (37) Broncos - Smith, Alphonso CB
6. (38) Bengals - Maualuga, Rey ILB
29. (61) Dolphins - Smith, Sean
1. (65) Jets - Greene, Shonn RB
5. (69) Cowboys - Williams, Jason OLB

Here is where the Lions started making some wise moves. You can't argue with the selection of Delmas, he started to transform the Lions defense.


Round 3
3. (76) DeAndre Levy LB Wisconsin
3. (82) Derrick Williams WR Penn State

My pick -
20. (84) Steelers - Wallace, Mike WR

Also Could of had -
13. (77) Texans - Caldwell, Antoine OG
17. (81) Buccaneers - Miller, Roy DT
31. (95) Cardinals - Johnson, Rashad S
7. (107) Jaguars - Thomas, Mike WR
11. (111) Panthers - Goodson, Mike RB
12. (112) Texans - Quin, Glover CB

Fine with Levy, he looks like the real deal. Williams on the other hand looks like a bust. Wallace on the other hand is a monster, and so close to drafting him.


Round 4
4. (115) Sammie Lee Hill DT Stillman

My pick -
21. (121) Bills - Nelson, Shawn TE

Also Could of had -
24. (124) Raiders - Murphy, Louis WR
27. (127) Colts - Collie, Austin WR
4. (140) Bears - Knox, Johnny WR
36. (172) Cowboys - Buehler, David K
37. (173) Titans - Ringer, Javon RB
6. (179) Bengals - Trent, Morgan CB
7. (180) Jaguars - Miller, Zach TE

Knox and Collie are very tempting, but after drafting Wallace, they would be okay here. Ringer would be a decent number 2, but better than Brown? Murphy also has had some hype. But if they still had a hole at TE for not drafting Pettigrew, then Miller or Nelson would be the way.


Round 6
6. (192) Aaron Brown RB Texas Christian

My pick -
36. (209) Bengals - Scott, Bernard RB

Also Could of had -
24. (197) Cowboys - Hodge, Stephen SS
28. (201) Colts - Painter, Curtis QB
30. (203) Titans - McCourty, Jason CB

McCourty has about 60 tackles and a few interceptions, okay for a late 6th rounder. Brown is exciting, as a pre-season player. His value as a return man is more valuable. Scott is a good back up RB, 600 yards in 2 yards isn't shabby.


Round 7
7. (228) Lydon Murtha T Nebraska
7. (235) Zack Follett LB California
7. (255) Dan Gronkowski TE Maryland

My picks -
Arian Foster, RB Tennessee
41. (250) Jaguars - Jennings, Rashad RB
Dannell Ellerbe, LB

Ashlee Palmer was an undrafted steal. But Foster was even more so. Ellerbe would be good depth for the Lions at this moment in history.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Top 30 Movies I Want To See In 2011

30. The Smurfs
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Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Paul Reubens, George Lopez, Katy Perry, Anton Yelchin, Alan Cumming

Plot: When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours

Why it is where it is: Lots of good voice actors, Pee Wee Herman, NPH. The Smurfs weren't a bad cartoon, I'm way more interested in this than any Chipmunks movie, plus Gargamel is the Simpsons Hank Azaria who might be worth seeing.


29. Warrior
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Stars: Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy

Plot: The youngest son (Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament against his brother.

Why it is where it is: I like fighting movies like this with a good story premise(Price of Glory for example). Tom Hardy was good in Inception, it's MMA which I'm not as sold on as say a boxing movie.


28. Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom
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Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Gary Oldman, Lucy Liu

Plot: Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon.

Why it is where it is: Look at those voice actors, JCVD, Chan, Oldman. I liked the first one, if it can be as good as the first, it would belong here.


27. Coriolanus
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Stars: Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Ralph Fiennes (A, D)

Plot: A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Why it is where it is: One of the few Shakespeare plays not made into a movie yet, this one takes place in current time. I don't really like that about it(would be better in shakespearen time), I know too much about the plot, but like Butler in a role like this. Fiennes is acting and directing which don't always work.


26. Drive Angry
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Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard

Plot: A vengeful father chases after the men who killed his daughter.

Why it is where it is: It sounds so decent until you see the trailer. Not as good as it sounds. 3d though, and of course our hero.


25. Caesar: Rise of the Apes
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Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox

Plot: An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

Why it is where it is: Smeagol is back in his computer animated form, except this time as an ape, leading Franco against a revolution which is sure to win. I liked the Burton version, if it could be anything similar I would be all aboard.


24. I Am Number Four
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Stars: Steven Spielberg (P)

Plot: John is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed ... he is Number Four.

Why it is where it is: Some of the teenage vampire actors don't inspire confidence in me. The plot doesn't sound too thrilling either. But when watching the trailer, then end actually looks like it has some decent stuff.


23. Paul
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Stars: Seth Rogen, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Sigourney Weaver

Plot: Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

Why it is where it is: Has the Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the dead duo leading an alien voiced by Rogen. It looks like it could keep me entertained, it could be going after that younger audience though.


22. Real Steel
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Stars: Steven Spielberg (P), Hugh Jackman

Plot: A boxing drama set in the near-future where 2,000-pound robots that look like humans do battle.

Why it is where it is: Transformers meets Rocky? I hope... probably not... but again may be watchable enough to be entertaining.


21. Conan the Barbarian
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Stars: Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan

Plot: The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.

Why it is where it is: No trailer yet, don't know much about the actor playing Conan, nor have I seen the original movies. But it's got a giant budget and the story line is good enough that this update may be worth a watch.


20. Moneyball
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Stars: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Plot: The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

Why it is where it is: Spending as much time on fantasy baseball formulas might give me some feeling for this movie. Plus Pitt is a good actor.


19. Season of the Witch
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Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Christopher Lee

Plot: 14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.

Why it is where it is: This is my kind of movie, hate to say that Cage might ruin it. But he doesn't ruin the trailer and that's good enough for me.


18. Tree of Life
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Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn

Plot: The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.

Why it is where it is: It's taken me awhile, but I'm getting interested in this movie. Hopefully better and uplifing than a typical drama or movie where things don't blow up. Pitt of course is great.


17. Unknown
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Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger

Plot: A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

Why it is where it is: The trailer almost gives away the whole movie. It sounded like a good plot, and I'll still see it at some point. But it's more likely going to be the Forgotten opposed to Taken.

16. Immortals
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Stars: Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, John Hurt

Plot: Greek warrior Theseus battles against imprisoned titans.

Why it is where it is: Like the whole greek gods/olympus thing. Track record of these movies isn't good. (Clash of the Titans) Rourke and Doriff have my attention though.


15. Scream 4
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Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Hayden Panettiere

Plot: Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Why it is where it is: Hasn't been good since the first one, but returning all the cast and adding annoying Panettiere. There at least is some mystery finding out the killer.


14. Super 8
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Stars: J.J. Abrams (D), Steven Spielberg (P)

Plot: Some alien is released after a train crash?

Why it is where it is: Again, we know nothing about this, trailer doesn't show much. Could be anywhere from ET, to Signs.


13. The Lincoln Lawyer
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Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, William Macy, Ryan Phillippe, John Leguizamo

Plot: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

Why it is where it is: McConaughey returning as a lawyer like in Time to Kill. Not sure what's up with the car, but hopefully it isn't a dumb gimmick.


12. Sherlock Holmes 2
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Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Plot: Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Why it is where it is: Liked the first one enough. This one has potential to be just as good, unless they butcher it completely which usually how most sequels go, but Downey is real good these days.


11. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
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Stars: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg

Plot: 4th movie

Why it is where it is: No plot yet, same returning characters from each. I've like all of them so far, so I'd give it a chance.


10. The Hangover: Part II
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Stars: Bill Clinton, Liam Neeson, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms

Plot: Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to Bangkok for Stu's wedding.

Why it is where it is: First one was good, Galifinakis's act hasn't quite gotten old with me yet. Clinton and Neeson should make for good cameos.


9. Battle: Los Angeles
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Stars: Bridget Moynahan, Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez

Plot: A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles.

Why it is where it is: Could be like Skyline, which I haven't saw but was supposed to be terrible. Could it ever surpass ID4? Probably not, but I'm going to watch it anyway.


8. Cowboys & Aliens
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Stars: Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Steven Spielberg (P)

Plot: A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

Why it is where it is: I'm all over anything Ford does these days. Has an interesting premise. Craig's character looks intriguing from the trailer.


7. Sucker Punch
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Stars: Zack Snyder(D), Vanessa Hudgens

Plot: A young girl is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her
escape from the facility.

Why it is where it is: The actors are all foreign to me, same look as Sin City, 300 and Watchmen. Could be that good, could also be the Spirit...


6. The Green Lantern
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Stars: Ryan Reynolds

Plot: A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

Why it is where it is: I honestly don't know much about GL. Reynolds doesn't strike me as a superhero, no matter how much they try to dress him up as one. He is funny though and the trailer does look good.


5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards

Plot: Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Why it is where it is: No Bloom sadly, but no Keira Knightley which is good. Trailer looks funny, has enough potential to be better than the third, as if that would be hard.


4. Thor
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Stars: Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo

Plot: The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Why it is where it is: Trailer looks good, Portman really bugs me at this point though.


3. Captain America: The First Avenger
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Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones

Plot: After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.

Why it is where it is: My expectations are below Iron Man, but above Hulk and Thor. Love seeing this avengers movie come together. Hugo Weaving is amazing, and will be as Red Skull. Evans as the Human Torch in the same world as Captain America is perplexing.


2. X-Men: First Class
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Stars: Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt,

Plot: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time.

Why it is where it is: We really don't know anything about this except it's supposed to be younger versions of the characters. Love everything about the X-Men though so I'm excited to see it. Oh and Kevin Bacon.


1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Bay(D), Hugo Weaving, John Turturro, Steven Spielberg (P)

Plot: The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle.

Why it is where it is: I loved the first two, this one is supposed to be darker, no bad Megan Fox acting.

Friday, January 14, 2011

RE-drafting the Lions - 2008

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The draft that finally did it. Got Matt Millen fired, got the Lions a win-less season. 9 picks, not much hit well. What more could you ask...

2008 - Detroit Lions
Lions pick:
1. (17) Gosder Cherilus T Boston College

My pick:
15. (15) Kansas City Chiefs - Albert, Branden OG

Also could of had:
18. (18) Baltimore Ravens - Flacco, Joe QB
20. (20) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Talib, Aqib CB
23. (23) Pittsburgh Steelers - Mendenhall, Rashard RB
24. (24) Tennessee Titans - Johnson, Chris RB
25. (25) Dallas Cowboys - Jenkins, Mike CB
30. (30) New York Jets - Keller, Dustin TE
4. (35) Kansas City Chiefs - Flowers, Brandon CB
6. (37) Atlanta Falcons - Lofton, Curtis LB
11. (42) Denver Broncos - Royal, Eddie WR
13. (44) Chicago Bears - Forte, Matt RB

The lions traded down 2 spots to the Chiefs, who in turn took the player I wanted the lions to pick. Though the Lions did attempt addressing the offensive line, doesn't look like Cherilus lived up to a number one pick.



Lions pick:
2. (45) Jordon Dizon OLB Colorado

My pick:
18. (49) Philadelphia Eagles - Jackson, DeSean WR

Also could of had:
17. (48) Washington Redskins - Davis, Fred TE
24. (55) Baltimore Ravens - Rice, Ray RB
31. (62) New England Patriots - Wheatley, Terrence CB

My how I love Desean Jackson, he is so quick. Love watching Vick and Jackson on the same team. Wheatley didn't cut it, so scratch that. Other ideas - Malcom Kelly, Chad Henne? After a strong first round, it kind of fell off here in talent.



Lions picks:
3. (64) Kevin Smith RB Central Florida
3. (87) Andre Fluellen DT Florida State
3. (92) Cliff Avril DE Purdue

My pick:
10. (73) Kansas City Chiefs - Charles, Jamaal RB

Also could of had:
26. (89) Houston Texans - Slaton, Steve RB
28. (91) Green Bay Packers - Finley, Jermichael TE
30. (93) Indianapolis Colts - Wheeler, Philip OLB
32. (95) New York Giants - Manningham, Mario WR
23. (122) Dallas Cowboys - Choice, Tashard RB
28. (127) Indianapolis Colts - Tamme, Jacob TE

I didn't hate these picks at the time, still don't. There were better choices than Smith, but you really can't argue with Avril.



Lions picks:
5. (136) Kenny Moore WR Wake Forest
5. (146) Jerome Felton FB Furman

My picks:
4. (139) Denver Broncos - Torain, Ryan RB
14. (149) Arizona Cardinals - Hightower, Tim RB
39. (205) Indianapolis Colts - Garcon, Pierre WR

So all fantasy football talent here. That may be all I know, but it doesn't look like there was much else to choose from here.



Lions picks:
7. (216) Landon Cohen DE Ohio U.
7. (218) Caleb Campbell DB Army

My picks:
17. (224) Buffalo Bills - Johnson, Steve WR
Clifton Smith RB

Also could of had:
Dan Carpenter K

Again with the offense, I know. Still, great finds here.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Nicolas Cage oh my

Wow moviefone.com has some nice websites devoted to our hero.

10 best and worst movies
http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/01/07/nicolas-cage-movies-best-worst/

47 facts
http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/01/03/nicolas-cage-facts/

In defense of
http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/01/04/nicolas-cage-defense/

Nicolas Cage Q+A
http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/01/05/nicolas-cage-interview-season-of-the-witch/

The Evolution of Nicolas Cage
http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/01/06/the-evolution-of-nicolas-cage/

Steve vs Mike FF Challenge Weeks 10+

Previous record -
Mike: 6-3
Me: 3-6


Week 10
Steve: 429
Mike: 359
MVP: Dwayne Bowe 186 yards 2 tds

Week 11
Mike: 461
Steve: 420
MVP: Aaron Rodgers 301 yards, 4 tds

Week 12
Steve: 436
Mike: 402
MVP: Dwayne Bowe 170 yards, 3 tds

Week 13
Steve: 463
Mike: 420
MVP: Tom Brady 326 yards, 4 tds

Week 14
Steve: 483
Mike: 373
MVP: Michael Turner 124 yards, 3 tds

Week 15
Steve: 403
Mike: 366
MVP: Jamaal Charles 153 yards, 1 td

Week 16
Steve: 413
Mike: 408
MVP: Jay Cutler 218 yards, 4 tds

Week 17
Steve: 365
Mike: 332
MVP: Ryan Mathews 139 yards, 3 tds

Final -
Mike: 7-10
Steve: 10-7

Major comeback thanks to my QB's/WR's and Mike losing D. Williams, F. Gore, S. Smith, Romo looking on.

Fun, lots of injuries on each side. Lots of work looking up all these stats though. Whew!

RE-drafting the Lions - 2007

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The lions didn't blow the number two overall pick, most certainly making a good decision to pick Calvin Johnson. That being said, they had 3 number 2's which were all insane. All in all 8 picks, and only Calvin to make something of a career. Drew Stanton did win some games this year, but never justified that 43 overall selection.


2007 - Detroit Lions
Lions Pick:
1 - 2 - Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech

My pick:
7 Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma Minnesota Vikings


Also could of had:
3. Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin Cleveland Browns
4. Gaines Adams DE Clemson Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11. Patrick Willis ILB Mississippi San Francisco 49ers
12. Marshawn Lynch RB California Buffalo Bills
14. Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburgh New York Jets
23. Dwayne Bowe WR Louisiana State Kansas City Chiefs
24. Brandon Meriweather DB Miami (Fla.) New England Patriots
25. Jon Beason MLB Miami (Fla.) Carolina Panthers

Missed that Jamarcus Russell, whew! Again no problem with Calvin, but Peterson is the best thing we have seen since Barry(sorry Chris Johnson)



Round 2 -
Lions Pick:
2 - 43 - Drew Stanton QB Michigan State
2 - 58 - Ikaika Alama-Francis DE Hawaii
2 - 61 - Gerald Alexander FS Boise State

My picks:
46. LaMarr Woodley LB Michigan Pittsburgh Steelers
59. Ryan Kalil C USC Carolina Panthers
79. Mike Sims-Walker WR Central Florida Jacksonville Jaguars

Also could of had:
47. David Harris ILB Michigan New York Jets
44. Sidney Rice WR South Carolina Minnesota Vikings
51. Steve Smith WR USC New York Giants
63. Brandon Jackson RB Nebraska Green Bay Packers
73. Jacoby Jones WR Lane Houston Texans
78. James Jones WR San Jose State Green Bay Packers
100. Michael Bush RB Louisville Oakland Raiders

Lots of Wide Receivers taken here and you can make an argument for all of them. Especially if you didn't draft Calvin, you might need a Rice or Smith. LaMarr Woodley is the only player in NFL history to get 2 sacks in 4 straight playoff games. Sims Walker is inconsistent, but for a late 2nd rounder, he was a take.



Round 4 -
Lions Pick:
4 - 105 - A.J. Davis CB North Carolina State
4 - 117 - Manny Ramirez G Texas Tech

My picks:
116. Zak DeOssie LB Brown New York Giants
137. Le'Ron McClain FB Alabama Baltimore Ravens

Manny was decent? Davis did nothing. McClain was a good take here.



Round 5 -
Lions Pick:
5 - 158 - Johnny Baldwin LB Alabama A&M

My pick:
162 - Brent Celek TE Cincinnati Philadelphia Eagles

Also could of had:
174. Troy Smith QB Ohio State Baltimore Ravens
178. Nick Folk K Arizona Dallas Cowboys
193. Mason Crosby K Colorado Green Bay Packers
217. Tyler Thigpen QB Coastal Carolina Minnesota Vikings
228. DeShawn Wynn RB Florida Green Bay Packers
235. Chansi Stuckey WR Clemson New York Jets
244. Jason Snelling RB Virginia Atlanta Falcons
250. Ahmad Bradshaw RB Marshall New York Giants

Baldwin had a chance in the NFL, Celek looks like a good TE for a 5th rounder. So much talent here, especially the running backs.


Round 7 -
Lions Pick:
7 - 255 - Ramzee Robinson CB Alabama

My pick:
Pierre Thomas RB


Overall, not a good draft though Calvin has won us more games than any one other Lion the last few years.

Superbowl Prediction Update

With Indy just getting booted out due to a stupid roughing the kicker penalty, there are now 10 teams left: Seattle, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New England, Pittsburgh, New York Jets, Baltimore, Kansas City, Chicago and Green Bay

knocking off:
Cookie: New York Giants
32 Sided Dice: Jacksonville Jaguars
Magic 8 Ball: Houston Texans
Vegas: Indianapolis Colts

Still alive:
Me: Baltimore Ravens
Hellen: Philadelphia Eagles


making Vegas, randomness and the cat all incorrect. Tomorrow though both Baltimore and Philly play putting our picks to the test.