Prediction Analysis

September 12, 2007

So if you combine my last two predictions, the one where I say that Daunte is the starter, and the one where Jamarcus signs, then I was 100% correct.

But, if you add the part where Daunte is cut, I am 100% wrong.

At any rate, Daunte will probably be starting this week since McKown injured his throwing hand on the last play of the Detroit game.

Eviction Prediction

September 8, 2007

I believe that Daunte Culpepper will get evicted from the Raiders……today.

Yep.   I think that today is the day that Jamarcus Russell will sign his contract, making way for the Raiders to cut Daunte and give his 2.5 million dollar cap room to Jamarcus. 

You see Daunte’s contract stipulates that if he is on the roster by midnight tonight, he is guaranteed 3.5 million this year, instead of the just under 1 million that he signed for during training camp.

It sounds cruel, cunning and unscrupulous……..just like a Raider.

Russell and the Raiders met most of the day yesterday and emerged “closer” to a deal.  I would expect an official announcement later today.

Of course, all of this could fall through and the Raiders could find themselves embroiled even deeper in the Jamarcus Jambalaya holdout……uh…..just like a Raider.

A New Holiday

September 7, 2007

Several years ago the Pearcy house officially added the Super Bowl to the short list of National Holidays.  We do it up big.  Its important to us.

Its now official…..we have added the opening day of the NFL to the list.  And so has the rest of America.  Did you see that opening show?  John Melloncamp, Faith Hill, and That American Idol Chick….(whats her name?).  They really did it up! 

The city of Indianapolis really did a great job in welcoming their world champions back!  Congrats Indy!

Peyton Manning and the Colts (sounds like a sixties soul group), left no question unanswered….they are still great.

I know Ive been heavy on the football posts this week……….Ill get too more “serious” things………..later.

Countdown to Kickoff

September 5, 2007

Its tomorrow you know.  The beginning of the 07-08 season is upon us.

I listed the things that Ill miss during the season, but here are the things I’m looking forward to.

1. Knowing exactly where Ill be on Sundays from 1:00-11:00, Monday nights, and some Thursdays…and some Saturdays.

2. Burning out the lamp on my 56 inch Samsung DLP.

3.Wings, Nachos, Hot Dogs, My famous Wolfgang Puck Chili, and Jumbo Peanuts.(Sunday is the beginning of free day for me during the season)

4. Throwing passes with Skylar during every commercial.(which is a real task to find when you have NFL Sunday Ticket)

5. Having my two favorite people, Dawnie and Skylar, just as happy to be watching football as I am.

6. Taking my mind off work.

7. Seeing who emerges as the surprise player or team of the year.

8. Playing in my 2 fantasy leagues, weekly friendly wagers(for no money) with my buddy David, and our new suicide league.

9. Attending the Raider-Dolphin game, and the Thanksgiving Day game in Atlanta.

10. Seeing my son learn more about the game, and sharing in our  mutual love of the game.

The Last Sunday

September 2, 2007

Bye Bye offseason.

So long pre-season.

Adios optimism.

You see, today is the final Sunday of the NFL “off-season”.  As the NFL kicks off on Thursday night, the long awaited start of the regular season begins.  Although this is my favorite time of the year, there are a few things that I will miss during the next 20 weeks or so.

1. Being optimistic that the Raiders can win- (Im always encouraged when they AREN’T playing).

2.Getting things done around the house on Sunday afternoons.(thats OVER for a while)

3.Scouring the media for any news about football. (we will be inundated with news for the next 20 weeks)

4. Visiting mini-camps and training camps.(we love to do this in the offseason!)

5. Sunday afternoon naps.(Ive got NFL Sunday ticket…who has time to sleep?)

6. Weekend getaways. (what? and miss a Sunday of NFL Sunday ticket?)

7. Not feeling pressured to leave church services early to catch the 1:00 kickoff.

Daunte Named the Starter!

August 31, 2007

In a huge leap of faith, Im going to be the first internet presence to name Daunte Culpepper the starter for the Raiders.

Nobody else has come out with it yet….you read it here first.  My sources say that he will be officially announced later this week.

Also, Ive just learned that Santa Clause will start delivering presents on Christmas Eve this year….much like expected. 

Oh..and this just in….Autumn will be in the Fall this year, followed by Winter(in some parts of the U.S.), and then Spring….uh….. much like expected.

Oh yeah…..the economy will continue to rise and fall depending on the whim of the guy drawing the graph. Also, there will be late evening darkness tonight followed by early morning light.

Ill pass these things on to you as soon as I get them in.

A Most Complete Day

August 30, 2007

Saturday-August 25th

8:45- My son Skylar has to be at the rec center to take pictures with his football team….his first real team photo.

9:00- Its Draft Day for the CCFL fantasy team.  We have had it going for 4 years now….and its an obsession wonderful way to build camaraderie.

10:30- Need to be at the park for Skylar’s football game.  They won 32-6.  Skylar threw for 2 touchdowns and ran for 1.

12:00- Its also Draft Day for the fantasy league that Im in with my old friend Bobby, who now lives in Colorado.  They have a live draft, so we communicated by text for the entire draft.

5:00-Depart for Dolphin Stadium for the Dolphin-Buccaneers game.  Skylar gets to be on the field with the Dolphins flag camp participants for the opening of the game.

11:12 PM- Skylar won’t leave the game until the final play….I was ready to go an hour and a half ago.

12:00 AM- Me and my football fan family arrive safely back in our home. (In which we are converting our guest room to our football memorabilia room….I post pictures when its complete).

The perfect ending to a most perfect football day, watching the highlights from NFL network as I drift off to sleep.

Quarterback Mush Pot

August 24, 2007

raiders.jpgMy Raiders have a simmering stew of 3 stale quarterbacks…each willing to let the next guy stay up with him.  Each just good enough to hold a spot through the pre-season, waiting for the inevitable arrival of Jamarcus…only to displace one of them.

Im hoping that tonight one of them….hopefully Daunte, will step up, and show some of his 2003 form.  Its in him somewhere, but he has yet to find it. 

The offensive line has shown flashes of improvement, but Im still not ready to put the future of the Raiders, (Jamarcus), in their care.  Daunte, Walter, and Josh will make fine fodder for opposing defenses while Jamarcus stays safely on the sidelines…or in his Mom’s living room.

I still bleed Silver and Black, but I’m realistic too!

You think that’s a Christmas song don’t you?  And it is…..except when you sing it because NFL camps are opening this week.    This can only mean that the regular season is right around the corner.

There are really only two times of the year.  The playing season, and the non playing season.

Thats why this is the most Wonderful time.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…..*like a Raider/Patriot game

Dolphin Camp

June 19, 2007

 Skylar and I spent today at the Dolphin Flag Football Camp.  The camp lasts all this week.

My friend Joe is the Equipment Manager for the Dolphins.  Afterwards, he gave us a private tour of the locker room.  Thanks Joe!!!  You Rock!!

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