Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Joe Paterno is coming back ......again!

All the news around here in Happy Valley is that Joe Paterno is coming back for one more year. I suppose now would be the time for him to stock up on his much needed supplies for next year......

Yes folks, at 84, JoePa is going to give it another year. However, that's another year that someone will not be gaining any head coaching experience at PSU. There is much love and respect for what you did it's time to walk away while it's good and enjoy RETIREMENT. Let other kids play Joe!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What? WHO? WhY? WTF? Oh....ok.

This past year my "sports card habits" have truly taken a back seat. Oh sure I picked up a few blaster boxes here and there but I have not spent nowhere near the amount of money I used to spend. Even at my local card shop- all he carries is Topps and I'm not impressed with what he has to offer. With what he carries in terms of products I can find it a lot cheaper by almost 20-30.00 at blowout cards with shipping! I'm even less impressed when he whips out the "Holy Beckett Bible" and looks at the high prices 97.8% of the time for any single cards that I pick out that I want or need. Then when it comes to commons he has to go by the "Beckett Bible" on that as well. I usually walk out at that point empty handed hoping he would catch on to the point of "no one goes by that anymore if you really wanna make a sale" but it seems I would have a better time getting felt up by TSA employees than any hopes of him dropping the whole "Beckett" is the gospel approach. Then he gripes as to why he hardly has any business.....GEE I WONDER.

There is one thing that really bothers me a liitle and that is UPPER DECK. A few weeks ago I took part in a 2010 UD Sweet Spot box break over at First and Goal and I was rather surprised at what I had pulled (actually what Dave pulled for me):

I know UD was (in trouble with the NFL: Read it here) making this a college themed set and by most standards I think they did an okay job. However the one thing I was not impressed by was the fact that the LeSean McCoy jersey swatch is green in color. That's funny considering Pitt's colors are blue and gold. So I posted a message on UD's facebook page asking as to why the color difference and I promptly received a reply of :

Upper Deck commented on their wall post.
Upper Deck wrote: "We can use NFL jerseys, just not images of team logos. This was a Eagles jersey."

On the back of the jersey card it states that this jersey was from a rookie photo shoot.

Hmmmm......on the front of the hobby box it states: 2010 NCAA football
I think it would be nice to actually use the college jersey swatch pieces in a product that is advertised as NCAA FOOTBALL and not use an NFL jersey swatch in a supposed NCAA product. Even my 9 yr old son looked at me confused and asked, "if it's a college card then why do they have a pro jersey on the card Dad?" Is it me or am I missing something?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Henchmeister's Junk Blog's Contest Time!

It's contest time at Henchmeister's Junk Blog. What you have to do is pick the team that you think will have the most cards from half of the box that he is opening and you will win the other 18 packs plus some other surprises. Spread the word folks and check out his site!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Weird things on NFL Sunday

This past Sunday was very interesting for the NFL. Here are the thoughts:

People are chanting, "The Raiders are back, the Raiders are back"!

Yes, the Raiders did play another good game. Yes, they have a 3 game winning streak which is their best since at least the 2002 season. Yes, Darren Mcfadden is proving that when he's healthy and not making kids or videos or fighting at night clubs that he can produce. Yes, Jason Campbell had another nice passing game with help from Jacoby Ford and McFadden. NO this does not constitute them "being back". Wait until week 14 and then if they make the playoffs then belt the tune out. And just because an offensive lineman scores does not mean they'll make the playoffs.

Did anyone notice that the Cleveland Browns has defeated the New Orleans Saints and now the New England Patriots? They beat the Saints on the road and they beat the Patriots at home this week. It was the Peyton Hillis show again that contributed. Colt McCoy had another start with success. Could this be a new formula?

Did anyone notice that the Houston Texans have now fallen to 4-4 after such a hot start?

New York CB Darrelle Revis: Calvin.....your butt is mine.
Detroit WR Calvin Johnson: Your so slow I could have sex with your mom twice and then
rollover twice and still be on her and then get off and still have time to outrun you.
New York CB Darrelle Revis: Your momma so stupid she tripped over a cordless phone!
Calvin had one catch for 13 yards

BREAKING NEWS: Matthew Stafford was hurt AGAIN. That's right folks....hopefully you chose to double down on the same injured shoulder that kept him out for 5 weeks. ALWAYS double down on the Detroit Quarterbacks in the injury pool because you'll be stinking rich when they go down!

Did you know that the Buffalo Bills had the lead only to blow it again and lose the game? Buffalo has yet to win this year.

The Eagles beat the colts!!! Michael Vick still has no interceptions on the season.

There is job openings available for a Quarterback position in the Carolina Organization. None of ours seems to work.

So........who's gonna lose money this week's episode of "NFL: HARD HITTING LAWMAN"?