Happy New Year, readers! Hopefully we continue to bring you the same great sports news we did for much of 2012 in a better way in 2013. This week saw a bunch of Bowl Games burn off the schedule, and the NFL playoff race is just getting started as we head towards the divisional round. Hockey fans can sleep at night too – lockout is over!
Hit the jump for this week’s recap, and the first of 2013!
-grizzly and thevhb
The last of “The Week in Sports” for this year is here! After receiving great feedback regarding this section, we will continue to update it throughout 2013. Hope you had a great holiday season and have a great New Years!
This one’s mainly NFL, for obvious reasons. We have the week’s update, as well as the full set of predictions for the Wild Card Round, which will kick off next week. Hit the jump for the recap.
Don’t forget, we put up a Year-End list for our Best of Sports on the Internet in 2012, so be sure to check that out.
-grizzly and thevhb
After a very eventful Divisional Weekend last week, we are in store for another great playoff weekend. In the first game last week, the San Francisco 49ers defense came out like they had all-time fire in a game of NFL Blitz. Eventually the 49ers’ offense had to pull through in epic fashion. Watch the final drive, that led to “The Catch III.” Then came the thrashing of the Broncos by the Patriots. Tom Brady threw for 6 touchdowns, the Patriots’ offense looked unstoppable. The Texans and Ravens was a different story. A great battle, the Texans fell short, and this tweet sums it up for my beloved Texans. The Giants discount double-checked the Packers in the final game – all the while, Eli is proving to be that elite QB this season.
Read the jump for the analysis and predictions from Grizzly and Panda for this weekend’s games!
After an amazing Wild Card Weekend, we were able to find out about a few teams, while scratching our heads over others. The Houston Texans won their first ever playoff game in their first ever playoff appearance, using the loud Reliant Stadium to frustrate the Bengals. The Falcons failed to score an offensive point in New York as the Giants dominated them in every aspect of the game. The Saints offense just seemed to be too much even for a hot Lions team – Drew Brees is on some type of mission. All three of those games were relatively blowouts, while the Steelers and Broncos provided us with a great playoff game. A game that may define a legacy (Tim Tebow). Tebow was under heavy watch before the game, but set a Bronco-record for passing yards. A great feat, but faced a very depleted Steelers team. This Steelers team managed their injuries very poorly at the end of the season, which may have cost them a chance to go deep in the playoffs this season.
Read the jump for my analysis and predictions, as well as Grizzly and Panda’s!
-theVHB, grizzly & panda
It’s that time of year again. The NFL Playoffs are underway, and we have some great matchups to kick us off with. (Pun intended). Read below the jump for my brief breakdown on this weekend’s matchups, with mine and Grizzly’s predictions.
Grizzly note: I’m excited as hell. NFL Playoffs and my team is in it. For now, anyway.
-thevhb & grizzly
this one’s for the trip to the big show. matchups and predictions after the jump.
now that the regular season is over and my depression for the 2010 texans season is over, we can zero in on the playoffs. first round/wildcard will take place this saturday/sunday. matchups and predictions below the jump.