VETERAN PRESENCE BOOK CLUB III

VETERAN PRESENCE BOOK CLUB VOLUME III   The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches – Rob Neyer & Bill JamesPR: Ooof… I really wanted to love this book from my historical/stat nerd perspective. Alas, it was not to be. First thing to understand is that this isn’t really a book per se. It is […]

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NIGHTMARE FUEL: JAPANESE SPORTS MASCOTS

NIGHTMARE FUEL: JAPANESE SPORTS MASCOTS (by PHIL RIPPA) Japan loves mascots. Japan loves some mascots that will make you question your sanity. I love Japan. EHIME FC MASCOTS If you ever wondered what would happen if Otto the Orange was exposed to high doses of radiation and then started a family – here is your answer. The Ehmie Football Club […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – WILLIAM ANDREWS

William Andrews (by Ed Agner and Phil Rippa) ED: Dean threatened to put on his Tom Landry hat, go into his Randy White four-point stance and bore us to death with endless tales of The Doomsday Defense if we didn’t feature William Andrews as a Forgotten Player of the Moment. I’ve had the misfortune of hearing my Dad wax poetic […]

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30 REASONS: Why Mark Bellhorn Will Sign With All 30 Teams

REASONS WHY MARK BELLHORN WILL SIGN WITH ALL 30 TEAMS (by PHIL RIPPA – with help)   Angels (From Bill): “They would sign him and then teach him how not to draw walks” Arizona Diamondbacks: Would be a mortal lock if he was a former Yankee. But being someone else’s castoff works close enough. Atlanta Braves: Bellhorn signing with Atlanta […]

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2004 NFL SEASON PREVIEW – NFC NORTH

NFC NORTH Teams listed in order of 2003 finish BB: Bill Barnwell : ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa   GREEN BAY PACKERS (2003 Record: 10-6, lost in NFC Divisonal Round) Key Additions: QB Tim Couch (for training camp), FS Mark Roman, DE R-Kal Truluck Key Subtractions: IM Gilbert Brown, DT Rod Walker, S Antuan Edwards, CB Bryant Westbrook, QB Tim […]

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2004 NFL SEASON PREVIEW – NFC SOUTH

NFC South Listed in order of 2003 finish BB: Bill Barnwell : ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa   CAROLINA PANTHERS (2003 Record: 11-5, lost in the Super Bowl) Key Additions: LB Jessie Armstead (kinda), CB Artrell Hawkins, DT Rod Walker, LB Brandon Short Key Losses: CB Reggie Howard, CB Terry Cousin, S Deon Grant, T Todd Steussie, TE Jermaine Wiggins, […]

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2004 NFL SEASON PREVIEW – NFC WEST

NFC WEST Teams List in Order of 2003 Finish BB: Bill Barnwell : ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa   ST. LOUIS RAMS (2003 Record: 12-4, Lost in the NFC Divisional Round) Key Additions: QB Chris Chandler, DE Sean Moran Key Losses: Kyle Turley (IR), DC Lovie Smith, QB Kurt Warner, Ball & Chain Brenda Warner, DE Grant Winstrom, FS Kim […]

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2004 NFL SEASON PREVIEW – AFC WEST

AFC West (Listed in order of 2003 finish) BB: Bill Barnwell : ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa   KANSAS CITY CHEIFS (2003 Record: 13-3, Lost in AFC Divisional Round) Key Additions: DC Gunther Cunningham (All Your Offenses Belong To Us?), OL Chris Bober, OL John Welbourn, DT Lionel Dalton, P Steve Cheek Key Subtractions: T John Tait, K Morten Andersen, […]

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2004 NFL SEASON PREVIEW – AFC SOUTH

AFC South (Teams listed in order of 2003 finish) BB: Bill Barnwell : ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa   INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2003 record: 12-4, Lost in AFC Championship Game) Key Additions: Peyton Manning’s new contract Key Losses: DE Chad Bratzke, CB Cliff Crosby, DB Walt Harris, QB Brock Huard, CB David Macklin, OT Adam Meadows, RB Detron Smith, LB Marcus […]

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