Category Archives: Sports

3 Simple Steps to Watch FREE Live NFL Online

TV is just something I hardly watch. One of the very few exceptions to that is watching NFL football. I do not own a TV and am online a lot at home and at work so watching NFL football works best for me on my computer if I am not going to sports bras/sports bars. I stumbled on this website in week 7 of this season. There’s not many other ways to describe it besides: IT’S THE SHIT! Here are three steps to watch free live NFL online:

  1. Go to the following website: http://www.wiziwig.tv/competition.php?part=sports&discipline=americanfootball
  2. Click “live”
  3. Click where it says “play now!” (Make sure it is one of the flash channels so you do not have to download anything)

And Voila! Free football on your computer. Thank me later.

Geaux Saints! 5-8

5 Best NORD Football Teams of All Time

The 2012 football season is about to kick-off! Go Saints, as in Go Goretti Saints! As far as NORD football is concerned, New Orleans has maintained a decent amount of community-based parks and the teams associated with them even Post-K. I am biased toward Goretti football since that is where I played for two seasons decades ago. Nevertheless, these are the top five teams who always put strong teams on the grid-iron every season:

5. Lakeview Vikings

We used to crush Lakeview. Here’s their website: http://www.lakeviewvikings.com/

4. Milne Raiders

Very good in baseball, pretty good in football, Milne had some serious people to come through there, in baseball that is.

3. Joe Brown ?s

Joe Brown had some speedy finesse players. They were legitimate.

2. Harrell ?S

This team was almost as good as us. They were our best matchup every year.

1. Goretti Saints

Goretti was the quintessential playground and football program in New Orleans. We won many championships before I played as well as after I played.

Honorable mentions: Pontchartrain Park, Kenilworth Park, Hunters, Willie Hall, Bunny Friend, Digby, Carrollton,…

I found a website while  writing this post that has all the contact info and locations for these playgrounds. Good job Partnership for Youth Development! http://nolayouthmap.org/resources/146393

Sean Pamphilon Writes Essay about Saints’ Bounty

I tuned in to the Sports Hangover on 690 AM to hear Sean Pamphilon, an independent filmmaker who released the Greg Williams’ bounty audio, tell his side of the story. It was a great interview. I looked up his essay which is a bit long-winded but it is very interesting and provides an opportunity to view the Saints organization from the inside out. Check it out here:

http://seanpamphilon.com/2012/05/31/when-you-kill-the-head-the-body-doesnt-die/

First Hornets Game I’ve Gone to in Three Years

I scored a ticket for free and after realizing no one was interested in attending the game outside the arena for a $10 ticket, with a 37.5% sale (reg. ticket price was $16), I thought I’d check it out to see Eric Gordon play after his long hiatus due to his knee. I am not a New Orleans Hornets fan. I no longer have a favorite team. I liked the late 90’s Knicks with Allan Houston, Latrell Sprewell, Larry Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Charlie Ward, with Chris Childs, Kurt Thomas, and Marcus Camby coming off the bench. Since then, NBA basketball has fallen off for me. If anything I watch the playoffs (Read: NBA Finals).

The last Hornets game I have been to was when Carmelo went berserk on the Hornets and beat them by 60 some-odd points. No joke! I ordered Dippin’ Dots and peanuts. At halftime I was ready to leave, no longer interested in this boring game. I did get a chance to snap a few photos before I left though.

 

Tim Tebow vs John Elway: 1st 8 Starts

I am a diehard fervent Tim Tebow fan; at the same rate, I am a serious Saints fan as well. Tim Tebow may not do it pretty but he wins games. Could his stats be even better than his former General Manager and two-time Super Bowl champion John Elway? Let’s take a look:

elway vs tebow

Wow, so Tim Tebow is better than John Elway at everything for both of their first 8 starts. This graphic comes directly from ESPN.

New Orleans VooDoo Tryouts

I was listening to AM 690, the rival radio station of 870 AM, perhaps it was the Kaare (Corey) Johnson show when I heard the VooDoo were having a tryout. I said well damn, let me live out my dream of playing QB. It’s only $60.  I worked out at the gym for a total of two sessions Wednesday then Thursday before I went on Saturday.

I showed up to the stadium and saw about 100 other athletes who appeared out of nowhere. We paid the coaches, took a picture, got our numbers, and our T-shirts that said “New Orleans Voodoo.” Why don’t they say, “New Orleans Voodoo Tryout/Practice Squad/Beast/Intern/Recruit/Fuckin…whatever. No they only said New Orleans Voodoo like I was a fan but I want it to be known that I’m a fuckin beast because I tried out for the Voodoo! Anyway, the coach gave us a little pep talk saying, “Yeah, we’re all here to work hard and have a good time. Now we are looking for the greatest athletes; those who have been working out a long time not some bum who got off the couch.” I almost said, “Hey leave us part-time couch potatoes the fuck alone!”

The tryout started off with two 40 yard dashes which used this shitty technology (athleticperformancetesting.com) that made everyone’s times slow as Roman Harper when he got run down by the Rams’ QB Sam Bradford. How pitiful was that shit lol:

After we ran two 40 yard dashes, we did the 5, 10, 5 shuttle drill which my time sucked as well. I had soreness in my legs from working out that Thursday. I couldn’t shake the soreness so I was slow. The next drill allowed for me to redeem myself. The coaches took out the balls and we began to throw some “Pat n Go.” I was able to showcase my throwing ability with the receivers running seams/streaks at about half speed. Next we threw some routes to receivers. Out of six QBs I was in the top 3. A guy who looked like Trent Dilfer  5’11″was throwing the shit out the ball as well as a dark skinned dude 5’10” whose passes had to register in the 80 mphs. I, on the other hand, slung the ball like a champ too. We had a chance to learn the arena gave which is pretty different from the pro NFL game. The field is much more narrow only 29 or so yards, receivers do not shuffle in their breaks they round out the routes, motion man dictates the snap count, and whole bunch of other shit that you can look up yourself.

At the conclusion, i dapped and hugged the coach and told him that I was appreciative of the opportunity. He was a nice guy even though the whole thing was a subtle scam in my opinion. This is how much money they made:

Revenues

Price: $60 x 96 participants = $5760

Expenses

T-shirts: $7 * 96 = $672

Stadium Rental: $500

Malfunctioning Gauge Rental: $800

Coaches: $100 * 5 = $500

Profit

$5760 – ($500+$500+$800+$672) = $3288 in cold hard cash.

Nice little fundraiser. I expect the Voodoo to contact three or four people to sign one or two. If the Voodoo is this damn hard, I wonder how hard the Saints tryout will be in a few months.

Here is me running the 40 yard dash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-In69VRtvc0

Also, if you look at number 3647, you can see my slow ass embarrassment of a time: http://www.aflvoodoo.com/news/news/index.html?article_id=416