Monday, October 13, 2008

Week 7 predictions

San Diego @ Buffalo - San Diego picked a strong New England Defense apart. and they are a team who is no stranger to poor starts look at last years. San Deigo is ready to take over
Minnesota @ Chicago - The Bears should have won last week and will prove they deserve to be a top tier team. Minnesota is still playing behind Gus Ferrote.
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati - Pittsburgh will have their hands full in this game Cinci is getting better every week and still winless this week they will be pulling out all the stops, still the only way pitt losses is if they fall asleep
Tennessee @ Kansas City - this isn't even a game KC's coach is a wuss and will pull his starters when the route begins. no contests
Dallas @ St. Louis - St. Louis! no romo no momentum, no victory. also the skins have a habit of catapulting teams into awesomeness.
Baltimore @ Miami - this almost hurts to say but the wildcat is unstopable.
San Francisco @ NY Giants - they really are the best team in the NFL right now they are killing the teams they are supposed to kill and doing it with methodical precision.
New Orleans @ Carolina - This will be one hell of a game, i think the Saints will pull it out but the panthers will be looking for a statement game after that embarrasing display in Tampa
Detroit @ Houston - I believe in Danny Orlavsky! also i think Houston will let this one get away from them.
NY Jets @ Oakland - Oakland won't win anymore games this year. the Jets will... go figure
Indianapolis @ Green Bay - Eli is the better manning, Marvin is too old blah blah blah. WHUPPED THE CRAP OUTTA BALTIMORE!!!! Peyton is back and this game won't be close
Cleveland @ Washington - The redskins were humbled. the brows have no balls. if we don't win here im going to be so pissed that i will force myself to cheer for cincy for the rest of the year!
Seattle @ Tampa Bay - These guys are badass and the hawks BLOW! tampa by a lot of points

Denver @ New England - toss up as im writing this i haven't made up my mind. smart money chooses the team with a starting QB... so i will listen to that last statement and say that even though NE has the better D i think Denver will win this one

week 6


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Week 6 predictions

Baltimore @ Indianapolis - Indy is still under-performing and should have lost to houston. Still Peyton usually winds up doing well against Baltimore. So ill go with the Colts
Detroit @ Minnesota - ... who cares, go with Gus i guess
Oakland @ New Orleans - The saints need to get healthy. Drew Brees can't throw to 6th stringers all year and expect to win. Still Oakland is really bad at football.
Cincinnati @ NY Jets - Im not convinced either team is that good (One just plain sucks). Smart money picks the Jets Farve is coming off a bye week and 6 TD passes. But i was impressed with the way Cincy finished in Dallas. Big Upset of the Week go Bengals!
Chicago @ Atlanta - Bears play Defense well. They found a winning Formula against the Lions with a solid ground attack backed up by a sustaining air attack. Bears will win, im thinking its gonna be a big win too.
Carolina @ Tampa Bay - This is for first place in a crazy division. Ill go with carolina since their defense has been very dominant this year. Also the offense is playing well.
St. Louis @ Washington - this doesn't even need an explanation.... but the redskins are the best team in football right now!
Miami @ Houston - i don't know... i guess the texans. but if Matt Schaub is still hurt then ill have to go for Miami
Jacksonville @ Denver - This should be a great game. It will be close no matter who wins but im going to with the Jaguars since i think they will just run all over Denver and own TOP
Philly @ San Fran - Philly should kill them. they pride them selves on being so tough and they got man-handled by the Skins. look for revenge!
Green Bay @ Seattle - god these two teams would have been a no brainer to win their division at the start of the year, but now that no longer seems the case. Seattle is pretty awful so i give the nod to the cheese heads
Dallas @ Arizona - Arizona is still with out Boldin and they will feel that in this game. i guess the cowboys will win but this team is a powder-keg and a loss could light it.
New England @ San Diego - I still think San Diego is going to click back into their winning ways and start to dominate i just haven't seen any evidence of it. This could be a statement game as well as a chance at revenge against their hated foes.
Jersey Giants @ Clevland - Giants will murderate them. Other than the Skins the Giants are the other best team in football. The browns need to grow a pair and learn to take a damn risk!

Week 5

Well if there had been any doubt that the redskins are a legit contender erase it from thy brain instantly. The road to the playoffs has gotten much smoother now that all the divisional road games are done. And with a sexy 2-1 record to boot. So as for this week what did i learn?

Jason Campbell can get better every week. When the eagles were breathing down his neck he calmly released the ball and hit his targets. He never forced the ball and didn't make a single bad decision with his passes. He may have posted a low 73.3 passer rating but he has yet to commit a turn over this year and that can be enough when the team plays the way it has been. Clinton Portis is the heart of this offense. He can run on any defense and keep any offense off the field. The eagles boast that no theam can run on them. Well no team except the Washington Redskins that is. Portis carried the ball 29 times for 145 yards. Against a team who allowed roughly 60 yards a game portis took the game in his hands and turned a 14-0 cluster-fuck into a complete domination of a football team. The eagles could do nothing to even slow the redskins down after the first quarter. They moved the ball at will and just ignored the complex blitzes of the eagles. Randel El got to show off his arm and give Cooley his first TD of the year. the Defense let the eagels drive twice the entire game. After the first drive it looked like the Defense was in for a long day with westbrook able to move the ball as he pleased making tacklers look foolish for even trying to catch him. But the Skins settled down on all sides of the ball and just started to produce. Even though they were held to field goals on their first three drives (excluding the drives that were all incomplete passes and 3 and outs) the team just took the points and went back to work. I could continue to stroke my Redskins Ego with this post but ill cut it short, lets just say that 7-1 is just the beginning. If the redskins can handel philly in philly and dallas in dallas why not pitt in washington?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Week 5 Predictions

Kansas City @ Carolina - Chiefs won a game... they still suck
Chicago @ Detroit - Chicago is beating team they should lose to and losing to teams they should beat. Still Detroit Sucks
Atlanta @ Green Bay - Green Bay, unless Rodgers can't play, then Atlanta. No Rodgers, no packers
San Diego @ Miami - This should be a beating. Don't expect a ronny brown miracle here.
Seattle @ Ny Giants - Something has gone wrong in seattle, and it doesn't seem to be fixing itself
Washington @ Philadelphia - If the Skins can beat Dallas they can beat anyone. The Eagles will need this win if they want to stay up with the NFC East Powerhouses
Tennessee @ Baltimore - Damn the titans are good. no chance for the rookie quarterback against these pick happy Defensive Backs
Indianapolis @ Houston - A week of rest should revitalize this team
Tampa Bay @ Denver - Denver should be looking for revenge, though they need to sort out their defense now.
Buffalo @ Arizona - 5-0. doesn't seem possible but here they are finishing games. Trent Edwards was a great investment at QB
New England @ San Francisco - I have a feeling that the New England Defense is going to be trying to regain their composure but J.T O'Sullivan impressed me. He is indeed the next Todd Collins
Cincinnati @ Dallas - Cincinatti is bad. and Dallas will be angry after getting proper F***ed by the Redskins. this won't be close.
Pittsburgh @ Jacksonville - This game is going to be so good. smash-mouth football. Im picking Pittsburgh but if something happens to Big Ben tonight against the tough Baltimore Defense then ill be changing to Jacksonville.
Minnesota @ New Orleans - The saints will win in the passing game. The vikings will fall to 0-5. Not a good start for a "play-off" team.

Week 4

I've probably said it a hundred times and written it a hundred more but here is one hundred-one HOW BOUT THEM REDSKINS!

The redskins once again set out to prove they're not a fluke and that they deserve the be counted among the best in the NFL. They dominated the cowboys on all sides of the ball. On defense T.O had a mediocre day and was frustrated by how well the redskins corners defended him. Marion Barber had 26 yards. Felix Jones never even saw the ball on offense. Granted Patrick Crayton and Jason Witten looked unstopable, but the defense stepped up big and put this high powered offense down. On special teams the skins made sure the returning pair of Jones and Jones saw very little daylight and kept the cowboys from getting great field position. Offense once again proved its ability to make plays. 4 weeks in with out an offensive turnover is pretty good in my eyes. Jason Campbell once again flaunting his continued improvement. 20/31 for 2 TD's. Portis had another solid day running for 121 yards. The biggest disapointment was that the Cowboys made Cooley a non-factor. But with one of the stars taken away the redskins turned to their deep threat in Santana Moss who had a great day with 145 yards recieving. The dark spot in the sweetest of sweet victories was the penalties by Casey Rabach. A 12 year veteran should not make the mistakes that he was making in this game. Both Portis and Randal El fought their guts out to get into the end zone only have to play called back for a pair of penalties that had no impact on the play. He needs to shape up and keep his eyes on the action better.

Outside the game the Redskins are starting to look like a playoff team.
Jason Campbell is the 4th rated QB in the NFL
Clinton Portis is 4th in rushing yards
Santana Moss is 2nd in Recieving yards
London Fletcher is 2nd in Tackles
Chris Horton is tied for 2nd in Interceptions
The redskins have the leagues best give/take ratio
A top 10 Offense

Karma States that the Redskins will win the Super Bowl this year... i concur!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

NFC East / Picks + Fantasy

There can no longer be any doubt in anyone's mind as to which is the toughest division in Football. The NFC east is dominant. The only losses are division games. The Steelers, Browns, Bengals, Saints, Cardinals, Packers. Every one of these teams has some hope of a playoff appearance, though the browns and bengals should not get their hopes up too high, has faced and been beaten by teams from the East. The Eagles played serious defense and completely shut the Steelers down, sacking Big Ben 7 times. As much as i hate them the Cowboys are scoring at will against any team. The Packers will need to make some serious adjustments if they hope to get past the boys in the playoffs. The Saints and the Cardinals have very high powered offenses and both teams were cut down by the Skins, widely considered the worst in the division. The Giants have not had a true test yet. They got lucky pulling the Skins early before the offense had a chance to establish itself and their next meeting will be very different. Going into next week i fully belive the Eagles will beat the Bears and keep the trend alive.

Cleveland @ Cincinatti - Lots of Offense no Defense. Brady Quinn will play Browns will Win
Minessota @ Tenesse - Defense and Running the ball. Ditka would be proud - Tenessee
Denver @ Kansas City - High powered offense vs high powered sucking - Denver
San Fransico @ New Orleans - This should be the closest game. J.T O'Sullivan is a huge surprise and injuries plague the Saints. I don't think half a saints team is good enough - San Fransisco
Arizona @ New York Jets - Should be a great game, both teams will need this win - Arizona
Green Bay @ Tampa Bay - Green Bay is probably angry about being beaten at home so badlys - Green Bay
Atlanta @ Carolina - I have to go with the proven team in my eyes - Carolina
Houston @ Jacksonville - no contests they Jaguars are hungry and angry - Jacksonville
San Diego @ Oakland - This will be VERY one-sided - San Diego
Buffalo @ St. Louis - St. Louis sucks as much as the Chiefs - Buffalo
Washington @ Dallas - I hate picking against the redskins but its the smart choice. Dallas has one of the best offenses and a great Defense - Washington (Thats right bitches!)
Philadelphia @ Chicago - Philly dominated Pittsburgh, Chicago has no chance - Philadelphia
Baltimore @ Pittsburgh - Big Ben will be looking for vindication after getting sacked so damn much and the rookie Flacco will get pressure like he's never seen before - Pittsburgh

Fantasy - I finally win a game! Now i just have to hope Shockey comes back soon and Westbrook isn's seriously hurt.

Week 3

Another home game another home win. The Redskins move into positive territory now 2-1. Jason Campbell seems to be developing under Jim Zorn into a game winning quarterback instead of a sustaining quarterback. 193 yards 2 Td's no picks. The whole team really came up big against a high powered Arizona offense. Solid D posting a +2 Turn over margin as well as holding the Cardinals to 17 points. The ground game under preformed but still managed over 100 yards coming from several players. Moss was brilliant again as was Cooley. Nice to see Yoder get a Touchdown catch. I'm noticing the better the Skins do the less i have to say. So call this is a short post by a very happy fan.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Week 2

Setbacks and bad kicking abound but ill be damned we're 1-1. First let me say watching the game from the Fed-Ex Field dream seats made this game even better. I was about 20 feet from the saint's bench and i damn near lost my voice screaming at Drew Brees. On to the game.

Jason Campbell threw for 321 yards. Ports rushed for 90 some yards and defense had three turn overs. The down side was the first half. 2 missed field goals and 5 drives that stalled out in opposing territory. The redskins really did dominate this game. No matter what people say they Redskins out played the saints. More first downs, more yards, +3 turnover margin, less penalties. Outside of the Reggie Bush punt return the defense wouldn't let the saints move the ball. holding a high powered offense to 17 points is a very strong showing. The defensive line got to Brees twice. Jason Taylor picked up his first sack with the skins. Chris Horton picked 2 passes and picked up the Jeremy Shockey fumble. On offense Jason Campbell was a stud no turnovers yet and a beauty of a 67 yard TD pass. Portis was great again he didn't get over 100 yards but he got 2 rushing TD's and is on pace for a great year. Cooley got involved in a big way which was refreshing considering he had 7 yards last week. And Moss proved why he is a play maker and the best reciever on the team bringing in 134 yards. The team really clicked and had it not been for poor special teams (Kick Return Team aside) this game wouldn't have been close. Well Done and go Skins!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Week 1

I can see how a lot of people would be discouraged by opening week for the skins but there is a lot of untapped potential in this team. The defense may have looked a little too loose in the first half but each time the giant drove the ball they got less and less. Holding them to 16 points was pretty damn good. Now there is room for improvement on defense. Holding on to interceptions would have changed this game entirely. I think i saw the redskins secondary drop four interceptions. Now that could have meant the difference between a win and loss but the defense played a very tough game sacked Manning twice and created a turnover so the real issue here is the offense. The O line that three years ago pushed defenses around and carried the redskins to the playoffs and into the second round seems a distant memory. Instead we seem too slow or too weak to stop a pass rush and unable to keep defensive penetration from stopping our backs at line. Portis was good as he always is, but his blocking seemed to prevent him from getting the 100 yard games he normally picks up. I noticed a distinct lack of passes thrown to Chris Cooley. Either Zorn needs to change his game plan to fit him in or Campbell needs to look for him more. Cooley made the pro bowl for a reason and he has lead the redskins in recieving the last two years. He's an impact player, but he needs the ball to make an impact. Recievers did pretty well. Not sure why Randle El got called for two false starts but they were running solid routes and not dropping balls. Jason Campbell played a poor game. Simple as that. He held on to the ball, locked into recievers, threw away on third down to a reciever behind the first down marker. He did throw a few passes that if they had been a foot to the left or right would have been huge gains or even points. He stayed calm in the pocket and let his blockers protect him. He played very well for his first game in the new system. He had a bad game but im not going to cast him out yet. He showed me a lot of potential and the ability to make plays. Next step is execution. He can be a great quarterback but he needs to run more off instinct. As for Zorn his play calling annoyed me greatly. Some of his play calling showed he had very little faith in Campbell. And the lack of 4th quarter urgency almost had me pulling my hair out. But overal the game showed the potential of this team and left them with a clear picture of what to work on. Next week New Orleans and the home opener. 1-1 here we come!

Friday, September 5, 2008


I don't blog much but today i need to write something.

I hate mosquito bites! I have like 20 on my left foot. not even the entire leg just on the top and side of the damn foot. And oh god it itches and i need to put something on it and its so annoying and so scary and he doesn't wear a shirt.

Anyways also its like 8 am and i don't feel great. so i think im gonna be very sluggish for a while today but i gotta go in for my last day of work. honestly im half tempted to just say fuck it and skip the shit. what are they gonna do fire me? But i wouldn't do that, they need us to help clean up and that would be a real dick move on my part. So i'm getting dressed trying to ignore the itching on my foot.... It's not easy

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Final Project Report

I have just recently begun working on my final project. My idea is to take a story i wrote for my fiction class and put pictures together with it. so far i have the pictures i need for the project and i have cut up the story to match the pictures. Right now i am trying to decide whether to make it a slide show style project or a movie. Either way i will need new software.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Blog post 9 Electronic Literarture

This semester i have learned a lot about electronic literature. When i signed up for this class i had no idea what it was going to be about. Its amazing to see how the internet has created a new genre of literature. From a choose your own adventure sight to home made movies there is now a way for everyone to share their ideas and thoughts with the world. Electronic literature is one of the largest medium for literature today. Learning what about electronic literature has really opened my eyes to a form of writing i have never considered literature before.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Games and Gameworlds

My first experience with video games came with the original nintendo and super mario. I remember playing till my thumbs hurt. Several years and many systems later I still play video games till my thumbs hurt, just now the controller requires more buttons so my whole hand hurts. Video games are my favorite escape. I love running around as mario through dungeons jumping on turtles and picking up mushrooms for extra lives. Every few years we get new platforms with the more advanced system we get more advances games. But this doesn't always make the story better. We are now in the 5th generation of respectable game consoles. And most people who follow games would say the best story for a game came in the 3rd generation. Zelda, Ocarina of Time or Final Fantasy 7. Both of these games offer amazing game play, but the real prize is that the story is amazing. You really get into the game and take on the role of the main character. Since this time several games have offered amazing game play coupled with and impressive story but in my opinion nothing matches these two games.
The other side of Game worlds are the ones that constantly change, these are most prevalent in Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games, MMORPG's. The most popular of theses is World of Warcraft, wow. I have played 7 mmorpg's and non have compared to WOW. The game is head and shoulders above the competition but not only for game play there is a story under the game that is fantastic if you take the time to find it out.
The main point I'm trying to make here is that I feel game worlds are a form of literature, and though they are not generally respected as a fine novel would be, they still deserve the same respect.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


This is the link to the site that i used to create the motivational posters

Second Motovaional

Picture from Flickr Quote from Yoritomo


Extra Motovational Picture

I made an extra picture as well. It uses a quote from the character this picture is of. The character is based on the Shogun Yoritomo. Picture found on Flickr.

Remix Details

I had a lot of trouble with this assignment. I ended up picking a picture my brother took of me about three years ago for a film project he worked on, but was never licensed. The quote is a phrase that my friends and I use. I always enjoy seeing funny motivational posters so i decided to make one for my project.

Remix Project

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Remix Project

It took a while to make a decision on the project, mainly because i had very little idea what i was doing. For the remix project i think i will take a picture a friend of mine took and add my own text to it to make a motivational poster. Im not sure which picture i will use yet, but i have a couple in mind that i could use for a pretty funny picture.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

First Blog

Blogging, i never thought i would ever do this. But it seems more than one of my classes this semester require me to do so. So here is Dan's Blog. Be warned there will be naughty language.