Archive for October, 2010

Four Games Left

When you look at the Temple football schedule, you’ll see that there are four games remaining.  It’s very easy to look ahead at the final two games between Ohio and at Miami (Oh).  Before the Owls get to those crucial matchups, they have to play Akron at home, and play Kent State on the road.  This Akron game has trap game written all over it, but the talent disparity between both teams is strongly in the Owls favor.  Akron is 0-8.

Coach Al Golden seems to have the team under control after a 42-0 win over Buffalo.  The Buffalo win comes after a  31-17 loss to Northern Illinois on the road, and a wierd 28-27  win over Bowling Green. The Owls are a huge road favorite against Akron.  This is their third consecutive game where they’ve been the clear favorite heading into the game.  At home they struggled, but on the road they looked calm and composed.  This is a home game.

(Coach Golden)

The Owls defense is playing phenominally.  Leading the way is safety Jaiquawn Jarrett.    He has a fantastic nose for the ball.  More importantly the rush defense looks a bit better than earlier on in the season. The Owls have tackled better, and are playing more instinctively than earlier on.

(Adrian Robinson)

The interesting little wrinkle is the quarterback position.  Mike Gerardi looked very good last week in his first collegiate start, but there mistakes made as well.  He went 9/15 for 131 yards 3 td and 2 int.  The three touchdowns are great, but those interceptions need to be cut down.

Akron is a team that’s 0-8, and struggling.  If Temple can get on them early, the Owls shouldn’t have any trouble.

PREDICTION- Temple 41-13

 

YOOOAdrian’s 2010 NFL Week 8 Picks

  1. Green Bay at NY Jets (NYJ- 23-17)
  2. Pittsburgh at New Orleans (Pit- 37-30)
  3. Minnesota at New England (NE- 34-24)
  4. Houston at Indianapolis (Ind- 31-22)
  5. Tennessee at San Diego (SD- 23-20)
  6. Miami at Cincinnati (Mia- 27-20)
  7. Tampa Bay at Arizona (Ari- 19-17)
  8. Washington at Detroit (Det- 26-24)
  9. Seattle at Oakland (Oak- 17-13)
  10. Carolina at St. Louis (Stl- 26-14)
  11. Buffalo at Kansas City (Kc- 44-27)
  12. Denver vs San Francisco (LONDON) (Den- 10-6)
  13. Jacksonville at Dallas (Dal- 27-14)

YOOOAdrian’s 2010 NCAA Football- Week 9 Preview

  • (2) Oregon at USC

The two institutions have switched roles.  Oregon is the football powerhouse this year.

(LaMichael James)

Oregon- 45-37

  • (5) Michigan State at (18) Iowa

This is arguably the toughest test left for the Sparties.

(Greg Jones)

Iowa- 30-27

  • (6) Missouri at (14) Nebraska

Nebraska is better than the 14 they have next to them.

Nebraska- 34-21

  • (1) Auburn at Ole Miss

Can the ex Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli help out his Duck teammates in a different capacity this year?

Auburn- 33-27

  • (17) Oklahoma State at Kansas State

What will Justin Blackmon be doing this Saturday.  Watch for KSU RB Daniel Thomas, the most underrated back in college football.

Kansas State- 38-35

  • (16) Florida State at North Carolina State (FSU- 40-33)
  • (25) Baylor at Texas (Tex- 30-20)
  • (8) Utah at Air Force (Utah- 47-20)
  • Florida vs Georgia (Fla- 22-16)
  • (13) Stanford at Washington (Stan- 37-27)

YOOOAdrian’s 2010 NBA Preview- Center Rankings

  1. Dwight Howard (Orl)
  2. Pau Gasol (Lal)
  3. Yao Ming (Hou)
  4. Andrew Bogut (Mil)
  5. Joakim Noah (Chi)
  6. Brook Lopez (Nj)
  7. Al Horford (Atl)
  8. Al Jefferson (Uta)
  9. Chris Kaman (Lac)
  10. Nene (Den)
  11. Marc Gasol (Mem)
  12. Brendan Haywood (Dal)
  13. Roy Hibbert (Ind)
  14. Andrea Bargnani (Tor)
  15. Marcus Camby (Por)
  16. Emeka Okafor (No)
  17. Kendrick Perkins (Bos)
  18. Anderson Varejao (Cle)
  19. Robin Lopez (Pho)
  20. Nenad Krstic (Okc)
  21. Spencer Hawes (Phi)
  22. Andres Biedrins (Gs)
  23. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac)
  24. Ben Wallace (Det)
  25. Javale McGee (Was)
  26. Antonio McDyess (Sa)
  27. Nazr Mohammed (Cha)
  28. Ronny Turiaf (Tor)
  29. Joel Anthony (Mia)
  30. Darko Milicic (Min)

YOOOAdrian’s 2010 NBA Preview- Power Forward Rankings

  1. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal)
  2. Amare Stoudemire (Ny)
  3. Chris Bosh (Mia)
  4. Tim Duncan (Sa)
  5. Kevin Garnett (Bos)
  6. Carlos Boozer (Chi)
  7. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por)
  8. Josh Smith (Atl)
  9. Rashard Lewis (Orl)
  10. Jeff Green (Okc)
  11. David West (No)
  12. Andray Blatche (Was)
  13. Paul Millsap (Uta)
  14. J.J. Hickson (Cle)
  15. Elton Brand (Phi)
  16. Blake Griffin (Lac)
  17. Lamar Odom (Lal)
  18. David Lee (Gs)
  19. Luis Scola (Hou)
  20. Carl Landry (Sac)
  21. Zach Randolph (Mem)
  22. Kevin Love (Min)
  23. Derrick Favors (Nj)
  24. Channing Frye (Pho)
  25. Boris Diaw (Cha)
  26. Tyler Hansbrough (Ind)
  27. Al Harrington (Den)
  28. Drew Gooden (Mil)
  29. Greg Monroe (Det)
  30. Ed Davis (Tor)

YOOOAdrian’s 2010 NBA Preview- Small Forward Rankings

  1. LeBron James (Mia)
  2. Kevin Durant (Okc)
  3. Carmello Anthony (Den)
  4. Paul Pierce (Bos)
  5. Danny Granger (Indd)
  6. Rudy Gay (Mem)
  7. Gerald Wallace (Cha)
  8. Ron Artest (Lal)
  9. Trevor Ariza (No)
  10. Shawn Marion (Dal)
  11. Josh Howard (Was)
  12. Shane Battier (Hou)
  13. Grant Hill (Pho)
  14. Richard Jefferson (Sa)
  15. Tayshaun Prince (Det)
  16. Troy Murphy (Nj)
  17. Michael Beasley (Min)
  18. Mickael Pietrus (Orl)
  19. Marvin Williams (Atl)
  20. Danillo Gallinari (Ny)
  21. Corey Maggete (Mil)
  22. Andrei Kirilenko (Uta)
  23. Luol Deng (Chi)
  24. Linas Kleiza (Tor)
  25. Evan Turner (Phi)
  26. Nicolas Batum (Por)
  27. Ryan Gomes (Lac)
  28. Donte Greene (Sac)
  29. Jamario Moon (Cle)
  30. Dorrell Wright (Gs)

YOOOAdrian’s 2010 NBA Preview- Shooting Guard Rankings

  1. Kobe Bryant (Lal)
  2. Dwyane Wade (Mia)
  3. Brandon Roy (Por)
  4. Joe Johnson (Atl)
  5. Ray Allen (Bos)
  6. Andre Igoudala (Phi)
  7. Manu Ginobili (Sa)
  8. Richard Hamilton (Det)
  9. Tyreke Evans (Sac)
  10. Caron Butler (Was)
  11. Stephen Jackson (Cha)
  12. Vince Carter (Orl)
  13. John Salmons (Mil)
  14. Kevin Martin (Hou)
  15. Jason Richardson (Pho)
  16. Gilbert Arenas (Was)
  17. O.J. Mayo (Mem)
  18. Monta Ellis (Gs)
  19. Eric Gordon (Lac)
  20. Thabo Sefolosha (Okc)
  21. Mike Dunleavy (ind)
  22. Aaron Afflalo (Den)
  23. Terrence Williams (Nj)
  24. Ronnie Brewer (Chi)
  25. Marco Belinelli (No)
  26. DeMar DeRozan (Tor)
  27. Raja Bell (Uta)
  28. Wesley Johnson (Min)
  29. Anthony Parker (Cle)
  30. Kelena Azubuike (Ny)