Me and the Sports Guy

March 8th, 2007

So, I’m sure most of you thought that Mr. Martz entering the hospital shortly after this blog started picking up steam was a fluke. I mean surely I didn’t hate Mike THAT much right? Well to be perfectly honest I did. But, I never really knew whether I (and more importantly this site) played a roll in coach’s demise. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my suspicions. I mean, there’s a reason I haven’t resurrected this site now that “the Genious” is in Detroit. I just don’t have time for all the legal mumbo jumbo that would surely ensue if I killed the guy via a blog.

Anyway, as I said, up until this point I haven’t ever been SURE that a blog could actually affect sports. Well today I got my confirmation. And better yet, apparently I’m not the only one with these powers. No, seriously! Just look at the Sports Guy’s latest blog post!

See? Now sure, he only slightly injured a couple of players and I put a head coach (I use the term loosely) into the hospital with heart problems, but we won’t hold that against the SportsGuy (SG from here on out). I’ve got to say, it’s nice to be in such good company. It’s quite an elite club it seems. I wonder if I’ll have to go to meetings or pay dues or anything…

Anyway I’ve officially offered my services to SG should he need someone with a little more… experience shall we say, in this area. I know Doc Rivers will be fired at the end of this season but I strongly suspect that SG would like to see Danny Ainge go the way of Martz as well…. call it a hunch. Anyway I’ll keep you all updated should the Sports Guy actually respond.

New Baseball Sites for your viewing pleasure

October 26th, 2006

Hey everyone, you’ve got to check out these new baseball sites!

The first is a Cardinal Fan’s blog. I guess he started up just in time to cover the World Series.

The second is a blog about everything in MLB. Its also written by a Cardinals fan but it covers all the news and events across Baseball.

The third is yet another Cardinal blog but it’s quite original. You won’t be bored I promise. It’s Obviously, You’re not a Golfer.

Check em out!

Weekly Picks

September 15th, 2006

Every week I’m going to present my picks and brief analysis for the NLF games on tap. So, let’s jump right in. Week 2….

  • Carolina at Minnesota(-1) – If Steve Smith plays it changes everything. I’m really surprised at the line right now… still gotta pick the Vikes. They looked solid against the ‘Skins last week.
  • Buffalo at Miami (-6.5) – Buff choked against the Pats, and Miami should have won last week. Miami covers.
  • NY Giants at Philadelphia(-3) – McNabb is back and Eli won’t be able to keep pace. If the spread were 6 I might go the other way but I think Phili will take care of business.
  • New Orleans at Green Bay(+2) – neither team showed much of anything last week. Going with the Saints as Favre will complete more passes to them than his Packers. NO wins this by 3 (and covers).
  • Houston at Indianapolis(-13.5) – the spread is huge but it needs to be bigger… Even though the Colts don’t have much of a running game, I’m taking Indy.
  • Detroit at Chicago(-8.5) – This is the ugliest of many ugly games on the ticket this weekend. The Bears get their 2nd shut out in a row…
  • Cleveland at Cincinnati(-10) – gonna be a slaughter. Droughns had only 27 yards on 11 carries against the saints last week. You can’t win games with stats like that.
  • Tampa Bay at Atlanta(-8.5) – This is a tough game to pick as Tampa Bay was a playoff team a year ago. I think Atlanta will win but Tampa will come out strong and keep it close.
  • Oakland at Baltimore(-12.5) – this is gonna be a massacre… I predict 18 sacks for the Ravens. Ok maybe not but this game is certainly going to be ugly. The only question about the spread is if Baltimore will score more than 12.5 points as Oakland is going to be shut out for the second week in a row.
  • Arizona at Seattle(-7) – Kurt Warner MVP 2006. You heard it here first.
  • St. Louis at San Francisco(+3) – Only 3 points? Are you serious? This is my stone cold lock of the week. The Rams went into Denver and shut them down. San Fran lost to a much improved Arizona Cardinals team. I don’t see how that equates to a 3 point spread but don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
  • Tennessee at San Diego(-11.5) – LT will have 185 yds and 2 TD’s and Kerry Collins is still trying to get settled in with his new team.
  • New England at NY Jets(+6) – I think New England will continue to suffer on offense without their best (now ex) WR, Deion Branch. I think the Jets will win this game outright and any time you lay me 6 points for the home team on a close game I’ll take it.
  • Kansas City at Denver(-10.5) – No Trent Green= no good for KC. The last time Green went down we were introduced to Kurt Warner. Unfortunately that’s not gonna happen this time.
  • Washington at Dallas(-6.5) – Last week was no fluke. The ‘Boys really are bad…
  • Pittsburgh at Jacksonville(+3) – One of the best games of the week… its gonna be close through out but you should never bet against the champs.

Check back after Monday night to see how I did.

Are you Ready for Some FOOTBALL?

September 14th, 2006

Ok, I know Martz is in Detroit now. But I still want to blog about the Rams (and ocassionally the football Cardinals). So I’m going to continue on with the MuckFartz Blog!

Let me just start out with a few observations… WE RAN THE BALL! Thats right folks. The first game under a new coach and Stephen Jackson gets 120+ rushing yards and we win. Who would have thought huh?

Oh, and Martz’ new offense? Put up a whopping 6 points. Good thing they ran Mooch off huh?

Also, Kurt Warner is still a stud. He threw for 300+ yards, 3 scores and NO Int. Thats right. None. So, all you Warner haters, get ready to eat your words. I’m predicting an MVP year for Warner and that the Rams are going to have some heavy competition from the birds out west (Seahawks and Cardinals).

Thats all for now but check back early and often Rams fans. And remember… Muck Fartz!

Bruce is Back and there’s a Fan For Hire

March 10th, 2006

Well, it looks like WR Isaac Bruce will be a Ram again next season. After cutting Bruce just a couple of days ago for salary cap reasons, the Rams have reportedly agreed to a deal with the veteran. Interesting to me was that Detroit was reportedly very interested in Bruce since Martz is now the O-coordinator there. Personally I think this reflects a bit on what Bruce thinks of Martz but you know nothing like that would ever get into the media. Bruce is too classy for that.

Anyway, I also have a new site up about St. Louis sports. Well mostly… the site FanForHire.com is dedicated to the rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. Being a die-hard Cards fan, I am offering to root for the Cubs… for a price. Yes, its a bit like selling your soul to the devil but as you can read here, just like the professional players these days (Johnny Damon etc) every fan has his price. Anyway, take a look, read the blog, tell your friends about it and maybe even donate a bit to the cause. Thanks and enjoy!

Instant Classic!

January 5th, 2006

Now, if you are any kind of football fan and you WEREN’T watching the Rose Bowl tonight, you missed out. Two great teams, both of which could probably have beaten the Houston Texans, battled it out and in the end it came down to the last moments of the game. During the next couple of days you are going to read a ton of articles about the amazing performance Vince Young put up, and probably even more horrible puns on his name (Vince-anity, in Vince able etc etc).
Vince Young playing in the Rose Bowl
After vomitting, I’d like you to look a bit deeper into the statistics. Specifically look at the number of times Vince ran the ball and to which direction. Now, as many of the Martz loving emailers have pointed out, I am no football coach. BUT, I do know that when a guy beats you that many times in a row, in exactly the same way, adjustments need to be made. To be honest, I dont place the victory at Vince Young’s feet… I place the blame soley at the feet of Pete Carroll.
USC Trojan coach Pete Carroll
The adjustment wasnt made. To top it all off, Carroll killed any chance of a dramatic Leinart led last minute comeback when he burned the Trojans’ last time out on a two point conversion. What exactly were you going for there coach? Did Martz call you up and suggest that you take the TO? Are you jockying to become the next head coach of the St. Louis Rams? No? Then what the hell were you hoping to do with that TO? Just for the record, the Trojans would have been behind no matter if Texas converted or not. Also, the last time I checked, there are no two point offensive plays in football… If you were wanting to direct the troops as to what to do on the kickoff, as yourself something; is the return more important than being able to get your field goal team in the game? NO! If you had been able to use that time out later, do you think Reggie would have been able to dash left on that flip from Matt, rather than cutting out of bounds about 10 yards sooner than he would have been tackled? So in closing, yes, Vince Young did have an AMAZING game. Dont get me wrong. He ate the USC defense for dinner, and desert.
Vince Young celebrates a touchdown in UT's Rose Bowl win
I promise, you wont hear this kind of talk anywhere else. America wants another Michael Vick to root for. Vince, Vick, aww hell is close enough right? But, when all is said and done, its the little mistakes Carroll made that ended up deciding the game, not the legs of Vince Young. You heard it here first….

Another fun email…

January 4th, 2006

The hits just keep on coming! Here are another two emails I received.. one good, one angry (thats the fun one)…

From Mr. Coleman:
i h[o]pe ur happy because mike is fired. you all should be happy someone would want to coach the rams. if it were me they wouldn’t have a coach. because every time they start a good season they som how find a way to mess up every season

Um yeah, they find a way to mess up… its called listening to Martz… thank goodness thats all over….

From Medic:
I have to say i just saw your site on the news this morning. I wish I had known of this earlier. We went to the Christmas Eve game with tickets. My first and only FB game. What a dissapointment, I am not a RAMS fan but wished for them to win.
Can we get a GETRID OF LITTLE. com going please? I mean after his comments of “Well I just have not felt like playing my best and I know I have let the team and fans down.” WTH are we paying him $$ for not to play his best and chooses to play when he wants to play his best?

Plus I lost all respect for him when he killed that lady when driving drunk and getting off.

Other then that, congratd on the website.
Keep it up, Maybe you can follow his career to see if he makes the same mistakes when he goes to Oakland.
Medic

Anyone else notice that the people supporting the site seem to write more clearly, and seem a lot more rational? I’m sure thats just a coincidence… Anyway Medic, I hope you keep checking back. The blog will stil be active… as for Little, dont even get me started… until next time…

“We’ve shot it, now lets fix it!”

Power of the Press…

January 3rd, 2006

Well, it appears that the spot on Channel 2 had a bit larger affect than I thought it would. I have been getting emails at a pretty steady pace and a few people are even wanting to sign the petition still. I havent quite figured out what to do with the site now. I think I am going to focus on the blog a bit more but I havent decided for sure yet. I would like to begin sharing with you guys a few of the funnier emails I’ve gotten. There are some classics…

From: Louis
Well, you got you wish you piece of crap! Now that Mike is gone, and you nit-picked all his callings, you should tell the Rams that you can be the next head coach. What! You can’t!? Why not? Thats right, you have NO FREEKIN’ EXP. on coaching! If you can’t take over the job, them maybe you should keep YOUR [edited] MOUTH SHUT! Maybe I will start a web site called firebencook.com! That way, YOU will get fired from YOUR job. How do you like that crap?

Louis, what games were you watching lately? You do know the year is not 2000 anymore right? Now our dear friend Louis is correct, I have no experience in football but hell, even I can figure out to run the ball every now and then. Dont get me wrong guys, I think Martz was an genious offensive coordinator… he just needed someone above him reigning him back in every now ant then. I think the rest of the email speaks for itself… I really wish I could be of some commfort to you Louis… I just dont have the expertise to treat your type of condition…

Oh, and just to be clear though, John Shaw… if you’re reading this… I would like to toss my hat in the ring for the job…

We’re famous!

January 3rd, 2006

Well ok, not really but I and the site were seen tonight on Channel 2 News at 9. They asked what I thought about Martz getting fired (of course I was extatic) and where I would like to see the Rams go in the future (defensive minded coach). Apparently at least a few people saw it as I have been getting more comments in lately. One fan (NickH) wants me to start up a trade Marc Bulger site. Sorry, Nick, I think Bulger needs to hang around for a while and I can only assume you were drinking or joking when you said that you would like to see Martin as our QB. I am not real sure what I am going to be doing with the site now that Martz is officially gone… I guess we’ll wait and see…

HE’S FIRED!!!

January 2nd, 2006

Let the praises ring out! Let all the people rejoice! Ding Dong the Martz is Gone the Martz is Gone the Martz is Gone. Ding Dong the Mucking Fartz is gone! This is the best news I have heard out of Rams park since we won the Superbowl. The Rams need to clean house and fire the rest of that crap staff he had assembled and start with a clean slate. We need a Defensive minded coach who can get us a great offensive coordinator. We still have the weapons to be the Greatest Show on Turf and if we had a D to match we would be this years Colts… I cant wait to see who we get…