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Mt. Rushmore: AFC West

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Part 7 is here.

Denver Broncos
1. John Elway
2. Randy Gradishar
3. Rod Smith
4. Louis Wright

Kansas City Chiefs
1. Bobby Bell
2. Johnny Robinson
3. Len Dawson
4. Buck Buchanan

Oakland/LA Raiders
1. Gene Upshaw
2. Jim Otto
3. Willie Brown
4. Tim Brown

San Diego Chargers
1. Dan Fouts
2. LaDainian Tomlinson
3. Junior Seau
4. Lance Alworth

Mt. Rushmore: AFC South

Part 6 is here.

Houston Texans
1. Andre Johnson
2. Matt Schaub
3. Arian Foster
4. Owen Daniels

Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts
1. Peyton Manning
2. Johnny Unitas
3. Gino Marchetti
4. Marvin Harrison

Jacksonville Jaguars
1. Jimmy Smith
2. Mark Brunell
3. Fred Taylor
4. Maurice Jones Drew

Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans
1. Bruce Matthews
2. Warren Moon
3. Steve McNair
4. Ray Childress

Mt. Rushmore: AFC North

Part 5 is here.

Baltimore Ravens
1. Ray Lewis
2. Ed Reed
3. Jonathan Ogden
4. Hiloti Ngata

Cincinnati Bengals
1. Anthony Munoz
2. Ken Anderson
3. Ken Riley
4. Boomer Esiason

Cleveland Browns
1. Jim Brown
2. Len Ford
3. Lou Groza
4. Dick Schafrath

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Jack Ham
2. Joe Greene
3. Jack Lambert
4. Ernie Stautner

My Favorite Athlete: Barry Bonds

The great Joe Posnanski has a project where writers are submitting 100 word biographies of their favorite athlete.

I decided to write one:


You missed the show.

The Bad Guy said that in 2001, previewing the first line of a Hall of Fame induction speech he’d never get to give.

He wore Ruth’s swag.  Mays’s magic. Williams’s surly. And Better than all of them.

All that purple prose about homers for sick kids and stickball in the street once turned ballplayers into Gods, sold papers like the Spanish-American War.  Mantle was Batman; his card in your wallet like DC Comics on your shelf. 

None of that now. Nope. More homers than Babe? Than the Hammer of Hank?  Nope. Not The Bad Guy. He ain’t Jeter.

They saw the magic pills and not the 688 intentional walks.  They saw the condescending and not the 1.994 World Series OPS.  They saw what they wanted. Or not at all. It was an out of town show.

The Bad Guy’s the best who ever lived.  You should have watched.   



2013 NFL Linebacker Ratings

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Part 5 is here.

Scale is 0-5. Not fantasy.  

2013 NFL Linebacker Ratings

AFC East
NE Mayo 4 Hightower 3 Spikes 3
Buff Williams 3.75 Lawson 2 Bradham 2 Alonso Moats
Mia Wheeler 3 Misi  Ellerbe 3
NYJ Coples 3 Barnes Pace 1.5 Harris 2 Davis 1.5

AFC North
Balt  Suggs 4 Dumervill 3 McClain 2
Cin Harrison 3 Burfict 2.5 Maybin Maualuga 2
Pit Woodley 4 Worilds .75 Jones Foote 2.5 Timmons 4
Cle Kruger 3 Sheard 2 Mingo Jackson 3.25 Robertson 1

AFC South
Hou Reed 2 Mercilus 1 Cushing 3.75 Sharpton 1.5 Montgomery Williams
Ind Mathis 4 Walden Werner Angerer 1 Freeman 2 Sheppard 
Tenn  Ayers 2.5 Brown 2 McCarthy Witherspoon Fokou
Jax Allen 2 Hayes 1 Posluszny 3 Stanford 

AFC West
Den Miller 4.25 Woodyard 3 Phillips 1 Irving 1 Trevathan Jackson Smith
KC Houston 3 Hali 4.25 Johnson 4.25 Jordan 1 Zombo Jones Diles
SD Freeney 3 Johnson 3 English Williams Butler 3 Te'o Mouton Smith
Oak Roach 2 Burnett 2.5 Maiava Burris Moore 

NFC East
Wash Kerrigan 3.25 Orakpo 4 Riley 1.5 Fletcher 2.75 
NYG Rivers Paysinger Connor 2 Herzlich 1 Williams
Phil Cole 3 Barwin 2 Graham Kendricks 2 Ryans 3
Dall Carter 3.5 Durant 2 Sims  Lee 4

NFC North
GB Matthews 5 Perry 2 Hawk BJones 
Chi Anderson 2.5 Briggs 4 Greene Williams 2.5 Bostic
Det Palmer 1 Levy 1.5 Tulloch 2.25 Whitehead
Minn Greenway 2.5 Bishop Henderson 2 Hodges

NFC South
Carol Davis 3 Beason 3 Kuechly 4.5 Blackburn Senn Klein 
NO Galette Smith Butler Thomas Lofton 1.5 Vilma 1 Hawthorne Reddick
Atl Nicholas 2 Weatherspoon 2.5 Dent
TB David 4 Watson 1 Foster 1

NFC West
Sea Wright 3 Irvin 2.75 Smith Wagner 4 
SF Brooks 3.5 Smith 4.25 Haralson Bowman 4.5 Willis 5
Ari Acho 1 Alexander 1 Okafor Schofield Washington 3.25 Dansby 3 Brinkley
StL Dunbar 2.75 Laurinaitis 3 Ogletree

2013 NFL Defensive Linemen Ratings

Part 4 is here.

Scale is 0-5. Not fantasy.  

2013 Defensive Lineman Ratings.

AFC East
NE Jones 3.25 Ninkovich 2.75 Buchanan Wilfork 4.5 Kelly 3 
Buff  Carrington Dareus 2.75 Ross
Mia Wake 4.75 Vernon Jordan Starks Odrick 2 Soliai 2.75
NYJ Wilkerson 4.75 Ellis 2 Richardson 

AFC North
Balt   Ngata 4.25 Cody 
Cin Dunlap 3.5 Johnson 3 Geathers Atkins 5 Peko 2.75 Hunt Still Thompson
Pit Keisel 3 Hood 1.75 Heyward McLendon 3 Woods
Cle Bryant 3 Rubin 2.5 Winn  Taylor 

AFC South
Hou Watt 5 Crick Mitchell 2.25
Ind Redding 2 Mathews 2 Franklin 2.75 Chapman 
Tenn  Morgan 4 Wimbley 2.5 Edwards Pitoitua Casey 3.5 Hill 2.75
Jax Babin 2.75 Alualu 1.75 Mincey Branch Miller 1 

AFC West
Den Wolfe 2.75 Ayers 2 Knighton 3 Williams Vickerson 2.75 Unrein 
KC DeVito 3.25 Jackson 1 Poe 2
SD Liuget 3.25 Reyes 3 Wynn Thomas 2 Geathers
Oak Houston 3 Hunter Crawford Walker 2.5 Sims 1.5

NFC East
Wash Baker Bowen 2 Goldson Cofield 2.5
NYG Pierre-Paul 4.5 Tuck 3.5 Kiwanuka Moore Joseph 3 Jenkins 3 Rogers Patterson
Phil Cox 3 Thornton 1 Curry Geathers Sopoaga 1.75
Dall Ware 5 Spencer 4 Ratliff 3 Hatcher 3

NFC North
GB Raji 4 Wilson 2 Pickett 3 Jones  Jolly 
Chi Peppers 4 Wooten 2.5 McClellin  Melton 3.75 Paea 2.5
Det Jones Ansah Young Idonije Suh 4.25 Fairley 3.75
Minn Allen 4.5 Robison 2.5  Griffen Williams 3.5 Guion Evans 

NFC South
Carol Johnson 3.75 Hardy 3.75 Alexander 3 Edwards 1 Lotulelei Short 
NO Coleman  Jordan 3 Hicks Bunkley 2 Jenkins
Atl Umenyiora 3 Biermann 2.5 Babineaux 3.5 Peters 2.75 Jerry 1.75
TB Clayborn 3 Bowers 2 Gholston Means McCoy 4.5  Spence

NFC West
Sea Clemons 3.5 Avril 3 Bryant Bennett 3 Mebane 3 McDaniel Hill 
SF McDonald 3 JSmith 4.5 Williams Dorsey
Ari Campbell 4 Dockett 3.5 Williams 2.5 Rucker 
StL Long 4 Quinn 2 Hayes Sims Langford 2.5 Brockers 2.5

2013 NFL Offensive Linemen Ratings

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Part 3 is here.

Scale is 0-5. Not fantasy.  

AFC East
NE C Wendell 3.5 G Mankins 4.25 Connolly 1.5 Svitek T Vollmer 4.5 Solder 3.75 Cannon
Buff  C Wood 2.5 G Urbik 2 Brown Legursky 1  T Glenn 2.75 Pears 2.25 Welch
Mia C Pouncey 4 G Incognito 1.75 Jerry 2.5 Thomas T Clabo 3.25 Martin 1 Garner
NYJ C Mangold 5 G Colon 2 Ducasse Winters T Ferguson 4 Howard 1.75 Aboushi

AFC North
Balt C Gradkowski 1 G Yanda 5 Osemele 3 Reid T Oher 2 McKinnie 2 Wagner 
Cin C Cook Robinson 2 G Zeitler 3.75 Boling  Pollak T Smith 4 Whitworth 3.5 Collins
Pit C Pouncey 4 G DeCastro 2 Foster 1.5 Whimper T Gilbert 2 Adams 2  Beachum
Cle C Mack 4 G Greco 3 Lauvao Pinkston 2 T Thomas 4.25 Schwartz 3 Cousins

AFC South
Hou C Myers 4 G Smith 2.5 Brooks 1 Jones T  Brown 4.5 Newton Harris 2 
Ind C Satele 1 G Thomas 2.5 McGlynn 0 Holmes Thornton T Cherilus 3 Castonzo 1.75 Linkenbach
Tenn  C Turner Schwenke G Levitre 3.5 Warmack  Spencer T Roos 3.75 Stewart 3 Otto
Jax C Meester 1 Brewster G Nwaneri 2 Pasztor 2 Rackley T Monroe 3 Joeckel Bradfield

AFC West
Den C Ramirez G Beadles 3 Vasquez 3 Kuper T Clady 5 Franklin 2.5 Clark
KC C Hudson 2 G Asamoah 2.75  Allen T Albert 3 Fisher Stephenson 
SD C Hardwick 2 G Rinehart 2 Clary 1.5 Ohrnberger T Dunlap Fluker Harris
Oak C Wisniewski 3 Gurode G Nix Brisel 1.5 McLain T Veldheer 2.25 Barnes 1.25 Watson

NFC East
Wash C Montgomery 3 G Chester 3.25 Lichtensteiger 1 LeRibeus T Williams 3.75 Polumbus Compton
NYG C Baas 2 G Boothe 3 Snee 3 Brewer T Beatty 3 Diehl 1 Pugh
Phil C Kelce 2 G Mathis 3.5 Herremans 3 T Peters 4 Johnson Kelly
Dall C Frederick Cook G Leary Bernadeau 1 Arkins T Smith 3.5 Free 1 Parnell 

NFC North
GB C Dietrich-Smith 2 G Sitton 3.25 Lang 2 Taylor T  Newhouse 1 Barclay Bahktiari 
Chi C Garza 1.75 G Slauson 2 Long Brown 1 T Bushrod 2.25 Britton Mills
Det C Raiola 2.5 G Sims 2.75 Gandy Warford  T Reiff 2.75 Hilliard 1 Fox
Minn C Sullivan 4 G Johnson 1 Fusco 1 Baca T Kalil 3.75 Loadholt 3 Webb 2

NFC South
Carol C Kalil 4 G Williams Silatolu 1.5 Wharton T Gross 3.25 Bell 1.5 Chandler
NO C De La Puente 3 G Grubbs 3 Evans 4.25 Lelito T Strief 2 Brown 1 Armstead
Atl C Konz .75 G Blalock 2 Reynolds 2 Gunn T Baker 2.75 Holmes 1 Schraeder
TB C Zuttah 1.75 G Nicks 5 Joseph 1.75 Meredith T Penn 3.25 Dotson Carimi

NFC West
Sea C Unger 3.5 G McQuistan 1 Carpenter Sweezy 1 T Okung 4 Giacomini 1 Person
SF C Goodwin 3 Kilgore G Iupati 4.5 Boone 3 Snyder Looney T Staley 4.5 Davis 3
Ari C Sendlein 1.75 G Colledge 2 Fanaika Wofford T Winston Massie 2 Brown 1.75
StL C Wells 3 G Dahl 3 Smith 1 Williams T Long 4 Saffold 3 Barksdale

2013 NFL Wide Receiver/TE Ratings

Friday, July 26, 2013

Part 2 is here.

Scale is 0-5. Not fantasy.  2012 Wide Receiver Ratings

AFC East
NE Amendola 3.5 Edelman Slater Boyce Thompkins Gronkowski 4.5 Sudfeld
Buff  Johnson 4 Graham 0 Woods Goodwin Smith Chandler
Mia Wallace 4.25 Hartline 3.25 Gibson 2.75 Matthews Clay Egnew
NYJ Holmes 2.5 Hill 1.5 Kerley 3 Spadola Gates Cumberland 1 Winslow

AFC North
Balt Smith 3.5 Jones 2.5 Thompson Stokley  Dickson Clark
Cin Green 5 Sanu 3 Tate Jones Gresham 2.5 Eifert
Pit Brown 4 Sanders 2.5 Cotchery 2.25 Wheaton Miller 3.75 Spaeth
Cle Gordon Little 1.5 Bess 2.5 Benjamin Cameron

AFC South
Hou Johnson 5 Hopkins Jean Posey Daniels 3 Graham
Ind Wayne 4.5 Hilton 2 Heyward-Bay 2 Whalen Allen 3.5 Fleener
Tenn  Britt 3 Washington 2 Wright 3 Williams Hunter Walker 2.75
Jax Blackmon 2 Shorts 3 Robinson Brown Sanders Lewis 3

AFC West
Den Thomas 4 Decker 3.25 Welker 4 Caldwell Holliday Tamme 3 Dreesen 2.75 Thomas
KC Bowe 4 McCluster 2 Jenkins Avery Fasano 3 Kelce
SD Floyd 3.25  Brown 2.5 Allen  Royal Gates 2.5
Oak Moore 3 Streater 1 Ford 2 Criner Gordon Ausberry 

NFC East
Wash Garcon 3.5 Moss 2 Morgan Hankerson Robinson Davis 3 Paulsen
NYG Cruz 4.25 Nicks 3.75 Randle 3 Murphy Myers 1.75
Phil Jackson 4  Avant 3 Cooper Johnson Celek 2 Casey 2.75 Ertz
Dall Bryant 4 Austin 3 Williams Harris Witten 4 Escobar

NFC North
GB Cobb 3.75 Jones 3.25 Nelson 3.5 Boykin Finley 2.5
Chi Marshall 4 EBennett 2 Jeffrey 2 Anderson MBennett 3.25
Det Johnson 5 Burleson 2 Broyles Edwards Pettigrew 1.5 Scheffler
Minn Jennings 3.75 Patterson Simpson .25 Wright Rudolph 3.25 Carlson

NFC South
Carol Smith 4 LaFell Hixon 3 Edwards Ginn Olsen 2.75
NO Colston 3.5 Moore 3.5 Toon Tanner Graham 4 Watson
Atl White 4.5 Jones 4.25 Douglas 1 Davis Gonzalez 4.25 
TB Jackson 4.25 Williams 3 Ogletree 1 Page Stocker 1 Crabtree

NFC West
Sea Rice 3.5 Tate 3.5 Baldwin Miller 3
SF Boldin 3 Manningham Williams Patton Moore Baldwin Davis 4 McDonald
Ari Fitzgerald 5 Roberts 1.5 Floyd 2 Brown Housler 1 Sperry
StL Givens 3 Austin Pettis 2  Quick Cook 3 Kendricks

2013 NFL Running Back Ratings

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Part I is here.  Scale is 0-5. Not fantasy.  

2013 Running Back Ratings

AFC East
NE Ridley 3.75, Vereen 3 Blount Bolden Devlin
Buff  Spiller 4 Jackson 2.75 Choice Summers
Mia Miller 2.75 Thomas Thigpen Gillislee 
NYJ Ivory 2.75 Powell Bohanon

AFC North
Balt Rice 4 Leach Pierce 
Cin Green-Ellis 1.5 Bernard Peerman Burkhead Charles
Pit Redman Jones Bell Stephens-Howling Johnson
Cle Richardson 3.25  Ogbonnaya

AFC South
Hou Foster 4.25 Tate Wood Jones
Ind Ballard 2 Havili Bradshaw 3 Brown 
Tenn Johnson 2.75 Greene Renaud Battle
Jax Jones-Drew 4 Forsett  Robinson Todman Ta'ufo'ou

AFC West
Den Hillman 2 MBall Moreno Anderson
KC Charles 4.5 Davis Gray Sherman
SD Mathews 3 McClain Woodhead 2.75 Brown
Oak McFadden 3 Reece Jennings Stewart

NFC East
Wash Morris 3.75 Helu Royster Young
NYG Wilson 2 Brown 2 Scott Hynoski
Phil McCoy 4 Brown Polk
Dall Murray 4 Dunbar Tanner Randle

NFC North
GB Lacy Kuhn 2 Franklin Starks
Chi Forte 3.25 Bush Ford Flammetta
Det Bush 2.75 Leshoure Bell
Minn Peterson 5 Gerhart Asiata Line

NFC South
Carol  Tolbert Williams 3 Barner Smith
NO Thomas 3.75 Sproles 3.25 Ingram Collins
Atl Jackson 3 Rodgers Snelling Ewing
TB Martin 4 Leonard James Hills Lorig

NFC West
Sea Lynch 4  Turbin Michael Coleman
SF Gore 3.75 Miller 2.75 Hunter James Dixon
Ari Mendenhall 2.25 Williams Taylor 
StL Richardson 2 Cunningham Stacy

2013 NFL Quarterback Ratings

This is not a fantasy list.

I've assigned a number, on a 0-5 scale, to every player in the National Football League.

Okay, I haven't, that's insane, but I've done it for most of the projected starters.  Not all.  Most  I'm adding in some additions from the depth charts that won't get ratings.  Just the one dude.

This is that. 

2013 Quarterback Ratings

AFC East
NE Brady 5 Mallett
Buff  Manuel Tuel
Mia Tannehill 2.75 Moore Devlin
NYJ Sanchez .75 Smith Simms

AFC North
Balt Flacco 3.75 Taylor
Cin Dalton 2.5 Johnson
Pit Roethlisberger 4.25 Gradkowski Jones
Cle Weeden 0 Campbell Hoyer

AFC South
Hou Schaub 3 Yates Keenum
Ind Luck 4 Hasselbeck
Tenn Locker 1 Fitzpatrick
Jax Gabbert 1 Henne Stanzi

AFC West
Den Manning 4.75 Osweiler Dysert
KC Smith 2.5 Daniel Bray
SD Rivers 2.75 Whitehurst Sorensen
Oak Pryor Flynn 2 McGloin Wilson

NFC East
Wash Griffin 4 Cousins Grossman White
NYG Manning 4 Nassib Painter
Phil Vick 2.25 Foles Barkley
Dall Romo 3.75 Orton

NFC North
GB Rodgers 5 Coleman
Chi Cutler 3.25 McCown
Det Stafford 3.5 Hill Moore
Minn Ponder 1.25 Cassel Bethel-Thompson

NFC South
Carol Newton 3.75 Anderson
NO Brees 4.75 McCown
Atl Ryan 4 Davis
TB Freeman 2.5 Glennon Orlovsky

NFC West
Sea Wilson 4 Jackson
SF Kaepernick 4 McCoy Daniels
Ari Palmer 2.5 Stanton Lindley
StL Bradford 2.5  Clemens







Preparing For Your Fantasy Draft

Preparing For Your Fantasy Draft


Where has the summer gone? As we enter the latter part of July, fantasy football fans are really starting to prepare for their drafts. Some might blow off preparing for something as trivial as fantasy football, but at the end of the day people want to win. So with 2013 right around the corner, how should you attack your draft?


The most important thing any fantasy football owner should do before each season is judge the depth at each position. This is the best way to get the players you want, because you can start to realize how long you can wait.


Every season running backs tend to be the biggest assets and fantasy football 2013 will be no different. Despite the temptation of taking a marquee quarterback such as Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees super early, the recommendation right now is that a person drafts a running back with their first two picks. Your league’s draft might even play out where you should take one in the third round as well. The thought process here is, there are about 15-20 major point producers who carry the ball this season, grab as many as you can and plug them into the lineup every week.


After the first two rounds, things are a little more up in the air. You can go with a third running back, but most will probably opt for a different approach. The biggest standout when compared to the rest of the players at his position is tight end Jimmy Graham. With Rob Gronkowski out for a while, Graham is the only true star at tight end. He’s worth a third round pick if you can nab him.


The third round is also a great place to get an elite wide receiver or quarterback. Most opt to go quarterback here, as chances are at least a few of the top five options will be available. If you are thinking wide receiver, only Calvin Johnson, AJ Green, Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall really make sense here.


It is hard to predict how the rest of the draft will go, but for the most part, you want to pick up trusted talent early, and then swing for the fences a few times near the end of the draft with guys who could have breakout seasons. Wait until the final two picks to grab a defense and kicker, since so many of these options are interchangeable. Once the draft is complete, tinker with things a bit before setting your lineup for week one. Trust your instincts, and don’t begin dropping or trading players until they at least play one game.

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100 Games In - Updated MLB Predictions/Awards

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I'll do this again at 120, then let the rest of the season play out.

AL East
Boston (93)

AL Central
Detroit (93)

AL West
Oakland (91)

WC
Tampa (91)
Texas (87)

NL East
Atlanta (90)

NL Central
St Louis (94)

NL West
Los Angeles (86)

WC
Pittsburgh (92)
Cincinnati (90)

ALL MLB Teams (by my WAR calc)

AL
C Mauer 4.5 Santana 2.4
1B Davis 4.6 Encarnacion 2.9
2B Cano 4.3, Pedroia 4.3, Kipnis 4.3
SS Peralta 3 Florimon 2.6
3B Cabrera 5.5 Machado 4.7
LF McLouth 2.3 Johnson 2.2
CF Trout 5 Ellsbury 3.3
RF Victorino 2.5 Bautisa 2.3
DH Ortiz 3.2
P Hernandez 4.9 Colon 4.1 Sale 4.1

MVP - Cabrera
Cy - Hernandez

NL
C Molina 4.6 Posey 4.3
1B Goldschmidt 5.5 Votto 4.8
2B Carpenter 5 Utley 3.4
SS Segura 4.8 Tulowitzki 4
3B Wright 5 Alvarez 2.7
LF Gonzalez 4.8 Marte 3
CF Gomez 5 McCutcheon 4.5
RF Bruce 3.3 Parra 3.3
P Kershaw 5.7 Wainwright 4.8

MVP - Goldschmidt
Cy - Kershaw







Athlete of the Month - July, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

June was here.


     Andy Murray. Runners-up: Inbee Park,  Chris Davis, Phil Mickelson. 

   Seven Months Down
       Jan - Colin Kaepernick
Feb - Joe Flacco
Mar - LeBron James
April - Justin Upton

May-Clayton Kershaw
June - Patrick Kane  
      July - Andy Murray
        
   

Ranked. Every. SummerSlam. Match. Ever

Saturday, July 20, 2013

 Previously, I did this for Wrestlemania.  It's here. Every Summer Slam match is ranked here.  


1.       1994 WWF Title Cage: Bret Hart d. Owen Hart 32 min 4 ¾
2.       1992 IC Davey Boy Smith d. Bret Hart 25 min 4 ¾
3.       2000 Tags: TLC: Edge/Christian d. Hardys d. Dudleys 15 min 4 ½
4.       1995 IC Ladder: Shawn Michaels d. Razor Ramon 25min 4 ½
5.       2013 No DQ: Brock Lesnar d. CM Punk 25min 4 1/4
6.       2016 AJ Styles d. John Cena 23 min 4 1/4
7.       2017 Universal: Brock Lesnar d. Samoa Joe/Roman Reigns/Braun Strowman 21 min 4 1/4
8.       1991 IC: Bret Hart d. Mr. Perfect 18 min 4 ¼
9.       2009 WWE Title TLC: CM Punk d. Jeff Hardy 21:30 4 ¼
10.       2013 WWE Title Daniel Bryan d. John Cena 27 min 4 1/4
11.     2011 World Title No Holds Barred: Christian d. Randy Orton 23:30 4 ¼

12.       1996 WWF Title: Shawn Michaels d. Vader 22 min 4
13.       2002 Nonsanctioned: Shawn Michaels d. HHH 27:30 4
14.       2016 Universal: Finn Balor d. Seth Rollins 19 min 4
15.       2000 2/3 Falls Chris Benoit d. Chris Jericho 13 min 4
16.       2008 HIAC: Undertaker d. Edge 26 min 4
17.       2011 WWF Title: CM Punk d. John Cena 24 min 4
18        2014 WWF Title: Brock Lesnar d. John Cena 16:30 4
19.       1989 Brainbusters d. Hart Foundation 16 min 4
   
20.   2004: World: Randy Orton d. Chris Benoit 20 min 3 ¾
21.   1998 IC Ladder: HHH d. Rock 26 min 3 ¾
22.   2017 RAW Tags: Rollins/Ambrose d. Sheamus/Cesaro 19 min 3 3/4
23.   2001 WWF Title: Kurt Angle d. Steve Austin 22:30 3 ¾
24.   2003 WWF Title Kurt Angle d. Brock Lesnar 21 min 3 ¾
25.  2015 WWF Title: Seth Rollins d. John Cena 19 min 3 3/4
26.  2015 Kevin Owens d. Cesaro 14:30 min 3 3/4
27.   2012 Brock Lesnar d. HHH 18:30 3 ¾
28.   1999 WWF Title: Mankind d. Steve Austin/HHH 16:30 3 ¾
29.   2010 Team WWE d. Team Nexus 35:30 3 ¾
30.   1989 Rick Martel/Rougeaus d. Rockers/Tito Santana 15 min 3 ¾

31.   2004 Kurt Angle d. Eddie Guerrero 3 ½
32.   2001 Hardcore Ladder: RVD d. Jeff Hardy 16:30 3 ½
33.   2002 IC: RVD d. Chris Benoit 16:30 3 ½
34. 2016 Brock Lesnar d. Randy Orton 11min 3 1/2
35. 2017 US: AJ Styles d. Kevin Owens 16 min 3 1/2
36.   1997 IC: Steve Austin d. Owen Hart 16 min 3 ½
37.   1998 Lion’s Den: Ken Shamrock d. Owen Hart 9 min 3 ½
38.   2012 Chris Jericho d. Dolph Ziggler 13 min 3 ½
39.   2009 IC: Rey Mysterio d. Dolph Ziggler 12:30 min 3 ½
40.   1997 WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Undertaker 28 min 3 ½
41.  2015 Undertaker d. Brock Lesnar 17 min 3 1/2
42.   1990 Tags: Hart Foundation d. Demolition 15:30 3 ½
43.   1992 Ultimate Warrior d. Randy Savage 26 min 3 ½
44.   1997 Cage: Mankind d. HHH 16 min 3 ½
45.  2013 World: Alberto del Rio d. Christian 12:30 3 1/2
46.   2003 Eddie Guerrero d. Chris Benoit/Tajiri/Rhyno 10:30 3 ½
47.   2009 DX d. Cody Rhodes/Ted Dibiase, Jr. 20 min 3 ½
48.   1993 Tatanka/Smoking Gunns d. Bam Bam Bigelow/Headshrinkers 11 min 3 ½
49.   1988 British Bulldogs draw Rougeaus 20 min. 3 ½
50.   1996 Boiler Room Brawl Mankind d. Undertaker 27 min 3 ½

51.   2005 Ladder: Rey Mysterio d. Eddie Guerrero 20:30 3 ¼
52. 2014 Bray Wyatt d. Chris Jericho 13 min 3 1/4
53.   2002: Edge d. Eddy Guerrero 12 min 3 ¼
54.   2011 Wade Barrett d. Daniel Bryan 11:30 3 ¼
55.   1995 Hakushi d. 123 Kid 9 min 3 ¼
56.  2015 Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose d. Bray Wyatt/Luke Harper 11 min 3 1/4
57.   1999 Test d. Shane McMahon 12 min 3 ¼
58.   1998 Hair: 123 Kid d. Jeff Jarrett 11 min 3 ¼
59.   1998 WWF Title: Steve Austin d. Undertaker 21 min 3 ¼
60.   2000 WWF Title: Rock d. Kurt Angle/HHH 20 min 3 ¼
61.   2006 WWF Title Edge d. John Cena 15:30 3 ¼
62.   2010 RAW Title: Randy Orton d. Sheamus 19 min 3 ¼
63.  2015 Sheamus d. Randy Orton 12 min 3 1/4
64.   1993 Tags: Steiners d. Heavenly Bodies 9:30 3 ¼
65.   1989 IC Title: Ultimate Warrior d. Rick Rude 16 min 3 ¼
66.   2002 Kurt Angle d. Rey Mysterio 9 min 3
67.   2001 IC: Edge d. Lance Storm 11 min 3
68.   2001 Jr: XPac d. Tajiri 7 min 3
69. 2014 Seth Rollins d. Dean Ambrose 11 min 3
70. 2016 WWF Title: Dean Ambrose d. Dolph Ziggler 15 min 3
71.   2006 I Quit: Ric Flair d. Mick Foley 13 min 3
72.   2001 WCW Title: Rock d. Booker T 15 min 3
73.   2005 WWF Title John Cena d. Chris Jericho 15 min 3
74.   1988 Tags: Demolition d. Hart Foundation 10 min 3
75.   1994 IC: Razor Ramon d. Diesel 15 min 3
76.   2002 WWF Title: Brock Lesnar d. Rock 16:30 3
77.   2004 Dudleys d. Rey Mysterio/Paul London/Billy Kidman 8 min 3
78.   2011 Rey Mysterio/John Morrison/Kofi Kingston d. Miz/R Truth/Alberto del Rio 9:30 3
79.   1993 Bret Hart d. Doink 10 min 3
80.   2007 Rey Mysterio d. Chavo Guerrero 12 min 3
81.   2008 MVP d. Jeff Hardy 10 min 3
82.   1996 Owen Hart d. Savio Vega 13:30 3
83.   2008 World CM Punk d. JBL 11 min 3
84.   2012 World: Sheamus d. Alberto del Rio 11:30 3
85.   1995 Bret Hart d. Isaac Yankem 16 min 3
86.   2012 IC: Miz d. Rey Mysterio 9 min 3
87  2016 Owens/Jericho d. Cass/Enzo 12 min 3
88.   1992 Shawn Michaels draw Rick Martel 8 min 3
89.   1991 Virgil d. Ted DiBiase 13 min 3
90.   2007 WWF: John Cena d. Randy Orton 21 min 3
91.   2014 Roman Reigns d. Randy Orton 16:30 3
92.   2008 Batista d. John Cena 13:30 3
93.   2003 Elimination Chamber 19 min 3
94.   1999 Tag Team Gauntlet 16:30 3

95.   1997 Davey Boy Smith d. Ken Shamrock 7:30
96.   1999 Lion’s Den: Ken Shamrock d. Steve Blackman 9 min
97.   2000 Hardcore: Shane McMahon d. Steve Blackman 10 min
98.   2007 ECW: John Morrison d. CM Punk 7 min
99.  2014 IC: Dolph Ziggler d. Miz 8 min
100.     2016 Women: Charlotte d. Sasha 14 min

101.   2005 Randy Orton d. Undertaker 17 min
102.   2004 IC: Edge d. Chris Jericho/Batista 8:30 min
103.   2001 Chris Jericho d. Rhyno 12:30
104.   1994 Women: Alundra Blayze d. Bull Nakano 8 min
105.   1999 IC/Euro: Jeff Jarrett d. DLo Brown 7:30
106.   1993 Razor Ramon d. Ted DiBiase 7:30
107.   1996 Goldust d. Marc Mero 11 min
108.   1998 Euro: DLo Brown d. Val Venis 15:30
109.   2005 Edge d. Matt Hardy 5 min
110.   2012 WWF Title: CM Punk d. John Cena/Big Show 14:30
111.   2006 Chavo Guerrero d. Rey Mysterio 11 min
112.   2012 Daniel Bryan d. Kane 8 min
113.   2017 Finn Balor d. Bray Wyatt 10:30
114.   2015 Tags: New Day d.. Prime Time Players/Los Matadores/Lucha Dragons 10 min
115.  2014 Rusev d. Jack Swagger 9 min
116.   2002: Ric Flair d. Chris Jericho 10:30
117.   2004 HHH d. Eugene 14 min
118.   2010: Smackdown Title: Kane d. Rey Mysterio 12:30
119.   2003: Kane d. RVD 12:30
120.   2005 Kurt Angle d. Eugene 5 min
121.   2007 IC: Umaga d. Carlito/Ken Kennedy 7:30
122.   1989 Hulk Hogan/Brutus Beefcake d. Randy Savage/Zeus 15 min
123.   1988 Hulk Hogan/Randy Savage d. Ted DiBiase/Andre the Giant 14:30 min
124.   1990 Power&Glory d. Rockers 6 min
125.    2011 Mark Henry d. Sheamus 9:30

126.    2007 Kane d. Fit Finlay 9 min
127.    1999 Hardcore: Al Snow d. Boss Man 7:30
128.     1999 Rock d. Billy Gunn 10 min
129.    1993 WWF Title: Lex Luger d. Yokozuna 18 min
130.    1991 Ricky Steamboat/Davey Boy Smith/Kerry von Erich d. Warlord/Power&Glory 10:30                                                                                                                                            
131.     2005 Hulk Hogan d. Shawn Michaels 21:30
132.                        1993 Shawn Michaels d. Mr. Perfect 11:30
133.                        2009 Tags: Chris Jericho/Big Show d. Cryme Tyme 9:30
134.                        2012 Tags: R-Truth/Kofi Kingston d. PTP 7 min
135.                        2009 WWF Title Randy Orton d. John Cena 21 min
136.            2013 Cody Rhodes d. Damien Sandow 6:30
137                               2017 WWF Title: Jinder Mahal d. Shinsuke Nakamura 11:30
138.                        2008 WWF Title HHH d. Khali 9:30
139.                        2007 Booker T d. HHH 8 min
140.                        2006 DX d. Vince McMahon/Shane McMahon 13 min
141.                        2006 World Batista d. Booker 10:30
142.                        2004 JBL d. Undertaker 17:30 min
143.                        2005 World: Batista d. JBL 9 min
144.                        2002 Un-Americans d. Goldust/Booker T 9:30
145.                        1999 Tags: Undertaker/Big Show d. XPac/Kane 12 min
146.                        2001 Tags: Undertaker/Kane d. DDP/Kanyon 10 min
147.                        2006 ECW Title: Big Show d. Sabu 8:30
148.                        2009 MVP d. Jack Swagger 6 min
149.            2015 IC: Ryback d. Miz/Show 5:30 min
150.                        1995 Barry Horowitz d. Skip 11:30
151.                        1991 Big Boss Man d. Jacques Rougeau 9:30
152.                        2001 Dudleys/Test d. APA/Spike Dudley 7 min
153.            2013 Ring of Fire: Bray Wyatt d. Kane 7:30
154.                        1997 LOD d. Godwinns 10 min
155.                        1988 Powers of Pain d. Bolsheviks 5:30
156.                        1994 Bam Bam Bigelow/IRS d. Headshrinkers 7 min
157.                        1993 Jerry Lawler d. Bret Hart 6:30
158.                        2004 Kane d. Matt Hardy 6 min
159.                        1996 Smoking Gunns d. Bodydonnas d. New Rockers d. Godwinns 12 min
160.            2015 Neville/Stephen Amell d. Stardust/Wade Barrett 7:30 min
161.            2014 Women: Paige d. AJ Lee 5 min
162             2017 Smackdown Women: Natty d. Naomi 11 min
163.                   2017 RAW Women: Sasha Banks d. Alexa Bliss 13:30
164.                        1989 Ted DiBiase d. Jimmy Snuka 6:30
165.                        1990 IC: Kerry von Erich d. Mr. Perfect 5 min
166.                        1993 IRS d. 123 Kid 6 min
167.                        1990 Hulk Hogan d. Earthquake 13 min
168.                        1990 WWF Title Cage Match: Ultimate Warrior d. Rick Rude 10 min
169.                               2017 John Cena d. Baron Corbin 10 min
170.                        1991 Tags: Street Fight: LOD d. Nasty Boys 6:30
171.                        1991 Hulk Hogan/Ultimate Warrior d. Sgt. Slaughter/Mustafa/Adnan 12:30
172.                        1995 HHH d. Sparky Plugg 7 min
173.                        2010 IC Dolph Ziggler no contest Kofi Kingston  7 min
174.            2015 Dolph Ziggler no contest Rusev 11 min
175.                        1997 Boriquas d. DOA 9 min
176.                        2003 Tags: LaResistance d. Dudley Boys 8 min
177.                        1998 Tags: New Age Outlaws d. Mankind 5 min
178.                        2000 IC: Eddy Guerrero/Chyna d. Val Venis/Trish Stratus 7 min
179.                        2011 Women: Kelly Kelly d. Beth Phoenix 6:30
180.                        2000 XPac d. Road Dogg 4:30
181.         2016 IC: Miz d. Apollo Crews 5:30
182.                        2004 John Cena d. Booker T 6 min
183.                        2003 Undertaker d. A-Train 9 min
184.                        2002 Undertaker d. Test 8 min
185.                   2014 Stephanie McMahon d. Brie Bella 10 min
186.                        2010 Big Show d. CM Punk/Luke Gallows/Joey Mercury 6:30
187.                   2015 Team PCB d. Team Bella d. Team BAD 15 min
188.                        1989 Mr. Perfect d. Red Rooster 3:30
189.            2013 Dolph Ziggler/Kaitlyn d. Big E Langston/AJ Lee
190.                        1988 Big Boss Man d. Koko B. Ware 6 min
191.                        1990 Jake Roberts d. Bad News Brown 4:30
192.                        1990 Warlord d. Tito Santana 5:30
193.                        1993 Ludwig Borga d. Marty Janetty 5 min
194.                        1996 Sid d. Davey Boy Smith 6 min
195                        2000 Jerry Lawler d. Tazz 4:30
196.                        2000 RTC d. Rikishi/Too Cool 5 min
197.                        1992 Tags: Natural Disasters d. Beverly Brothers 10:30
198.                        1992 LOD d. Money Inc  15 min
199.                        1991 IRS d. Greg Valentine 4 min
200.                        1990 Randy Savage d. Dusty Rhodes 2 min

201           2016 US; Rusev NC. Roman Reigns 0 sec.
202.                        2005 US: Chris Benoit d. Orlando Jordan 30 sec
203.                        1988 IC Title: Ultimate Warrior d. Honky Tonk Man :30
204.                        2009 ECW Christian d. William Regal :30
205.                        2017 Randy Orton d. Rusev :30
206.                        2011 WWF Title: Alberto del Rio d. CM Punk :30
207.                        2008 ECW Matt Hardy d. Mark Henry :30
208.            2013 WWF Title: Randy Orton d. Daniel Bryan :30
209.                        1992 Undertaker d. Kamala 3:30
210.                        1990 Hacksaw Duggan/Nikolai Volkoff d. Orient Express 3:30
211.                        1995 Smoking Gunns d. Blu Brothers 6 min
212.                        1992 Crush d. Repo Man 5:30
213.                        1988 Dino Bravo d. Don Muraco 5:30
214.                        1989 Hacksaw Duggan/Demolition d. Andre the Giant/Boss Man/Akeem 7:30
215.                        1998 Edge/Sable d. Marc Mero/Jacqueline 8:30
216.                        2003 Shane McMahon d. Eric Bischoff 10:30
217.                        2006 Hulk Hogan d. Randy Orton 11 min
218.                        1989 Greg Valentine d. Hercules 3 min
219.                        1988 Rick Rude d. JYD 6:30
220.                        1992 Nailz d. Virgil 4 min
221.                        1997 Goldust d. Brian Pillman 7 min
222.                        1994 Tatanka d. Lex Luger 6 min
223.                        2009 Kane d. Khali 6 min
224.                        1988 Bad News Brown d. Ken Patera 6:30
225.                        1991 Natural Disasters d. Bushwackers 6:30
226.                        1998 Oddities d. Kaientai 10 min
227.          2016: Tags: Anderson/Gallows d. New Day (DQ) 9 min
228.                        2008 IC/Women Santino/Beth Phoenix d. Kofi Kingston/Mickie James 5:30
229.                        2000 Undertaker no contest Kane 6 min
230.          2016 Natalya/Nikki/Alexa d. Naomi/Carmella/Becky 11 min
231.                        1993 Undertaker d. Giant Gonzalez 8 min
232.                        1994 Jeff Jarrett d. Mabel 6 min
233.                        1989 Dusty Rhodes d. Honky Tonk Man 9:30
234.                        1988 Jake Roberts d. Hercules 10 min
235.                        1994 Undertaker d. Undertaker 9 min
236.                        1995 WWF Title: Diesel d. Mabel 9 min
237.                         2017 Cass d. Show 10:30
238.            2013 Natalya d. Brie Bella 4 min
239.                        1995 Women: Bertha Faye d. Alundra Blayze 5 min
240.                        1999 Women: Ivory d. Tori 4 min
241.                        2000 Women: Kat d. Terri 3 min
242.                        2010 Women: Melina d. Alicia Fox 5:30
243.                        2007 World: Batista d. Khali 7 min
244.                        1996 Jerry Lawler d. Jake Roberts 4 min
245.                        1995 Undertaker d. Kamala 16:30
246.                        1990 Sherri d. Sapphire (forfeit)
247.                        2007 Diva Battle Royal 7 min
248.                        2004 Diva Dodge Ball 3 min

Lincecum

Sunday, July 14, 2013







Mt Rushmore: AFC East

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Part 4 is here.

Buffalo Bills
1. Bruce Smith
2. Thurman Thomas
3. Jim Kelly
4. OJ Simpson

Miami Dolphins
1. Dan Marino
2. Zach Thomas
3. Bob Griese
4. Jason Taylor

New England Patriots
1. Tom Brady
2. John Hannah
3. Steve Grogan
4. Andre Tippett

New York Jets
1. Larry Grantham
2. Don Maynard
3. Joe Namath
4. Curtis Martin


Mt. Rushmore - NFC West

Part 3 is here.

Cardinals
1. Jim Hart
2. Larry Wilson
3. Roger Wehrli
4. Jackie Smith

San Francisco 49ers
1. Jerry Rice
2. Steve Young
3. Joe Montana
4. Leo Nomellini

Seattle Seahawks
1. Steve Largent
2. Walter Jones
3. Cortez Kennedy
4. Dave Krieg

Rams
1. Merlin Olsen
2. Jack Youngblood
3. Deacon Jones
4. Bob Waterfield

Mt. Rushmore - NFC South

Part 2 is here.

Atlanta Falcons
1. Mike Kenn
2. Claude Humphrey
3. Roddy White
4. Jeff Van Note

Carolina Panthers
1. Steve Smith
2. Julius Peppers
3. Muhsin Muhammad
4. Jake Delhomme

New Orleans Saints
1. Rickey Jackson
2. Drew Brees
3. Pat Swilling
4. Jahri Evans

Tampa Bay Bucs
1. Derrick Brooks
2. Ronde Barber
3. Warren Sapp
4. Lee Roy Selmon





Mt Rushmore: NFC North

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Part 1 is here.

Chicago Bears
1. Bill George
2. Walter Payton
3. Mike Singletary
4. Brian Urlacher

Detroit Lions
1. Barry Sanders
2. Joe Schmidt
3. Yale Lary
4. Lem Barney

Green Bay Packers
1. Brett Favre
2. Henry Jordan
3. Willie Davis
4. Don Hutson

Minnesota Vikings
1. Alan Page
2. Carl Eller
3. Fran Tarkenton
4. Jim Marshall







Mt. Rushmore - NFC East

Friday, July 5, 2013

Pro Football Talk did a "Mt Rushmore" of each NFL team, the four emblematic figures from each franchise.

I'm not going to do that; I'll just pick the best players.  That's it.  Considering career/peak value for each player for that team - who are the four best.

Start with the NFC East

Dallas Cowboys
1. Bob Lilly
2. Emmitt Smith
3. Randy White
4. Roger Staubach

New York Giants
1. Lawrence Taylor
2. Emlen Tunnell
3. Michael Strahan
4. Andy Robustelli

Philadelphia Eagles
1. Chuck Bednarik
2. Reggie White
3. Donovan McNabb
4. Randall Cunningham

Washington Redskins
1. Sammy Baugh
1. Chris Hanburger
2. Charley Taylor
4. Darrell Green







2013 - All 32 NFL Starting Quarterbacks Ranked

Not 2012, not 2014 and forward.  Not fantasy projections - my ranking of the starting quarterbacks for each team in the NFL for the upcoming season.


QB

1.       A. Rodgers  GB

2.       T. Brady  NE

3.       D. Brees  NO

4.       P. Manning Den

5.       E. Manning NYG

6.       B. Roethlisberger Pitt

7.       M. Ryan Atl

8.       A. Luck Indy

9.       J. Flacco Balt

10.   R. Griffin Wash

 
11.   C. Kaepernick SF

12.   R. Wilson Sea

13.   T. Romo Dall

14.   M. Stafford Det

15.   C. Newton Carol

16.   J. Cutler Chi

17.   P. Rivers SD
 
18.   S. Bradford StL

19.   M. Schaub Hou

20.   M. Vick Phil


21.   J. Freeman TB

22.   C. Palmer Ari

23.   A. Smith KC

24.   A. Dalton Cin

25.   R. Tannehill Mia

26.   C. Ponder Min

27.   J. Locker Tenn

28.   K. Kolb Buff  (EJ Manuel will be last upon replacement)

29.   M. Flynn Oak

30.   B. Gabbert Jax

 
31.   B. Weeden Cle

32.   G. Smith NYJ

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