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This and That - 02/07/13
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Tags: Caltech Parcells Sapp Carter Allen Ogden NFL Hall of Fame Peterson Watt RGIII Arians Manning Kuechly

Can anyone sing the Anthem correctly?? What about America the Beautiful?? Props to Ray Lewis, Maybe?? Streak broken?? NFL Hall of Fame and NFL awards in this edition ofÖÖ

Just worked my first off day in years, plus they had me come in five hours earlier than my normal time. What a difference. I have been so use to working after 6 pm all my Postal life and on my off day they had me come in at 1pm. By 7:30pm my eyes were heavy. The good thing is the time change only happens when I work my off day. Tuesday I was at work my normal time.

Two minutes, twenty-three point six seconds, thatís how long it took to drag out the National Anthem. Iím sick of Rockín rollers, Blues, Rap, Pop, Country, Soul, anyone that has to play it to please themselves. How about singing the National Anthem the way it was suppose to be and put an end the this crap.

While Iím at it, why did Jennifer Hudson have to mess it up for the Sandy Hook Kids? What a way to ruin America the Beautiful.

Congrats to the Baltimore Ravens on winning the Super Bowl.

Congrats on Ray Lewis ending his career a winner. I donít like you as a person. Youíre a phony and Iíll end it at that.

Nah, I wonít. If you ever work as a football analysis for any station. I will not watch it. Just like I turned off anything that was related to Ray Lewis during the long hours that ESPN, NFL network and CBS did this past Sunday. If you were half the man you are as an outstanding Linebacker you would be a great person. But, your not.

Wow, after losing 228 games in a row, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) baseball team won its first game in 10 years by winning 9-7 over Pacifica.

Congratulations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013:

Guard/Tackle Larry Allen:

Played 14 seasons, 12 with the Dallas Cowboys and 2 with the San Francisco 49ers. 11 time Pro Bowl player and 6 time first team All Pro. Play every position on the line except center.

Wide Receiver Chris Carter:

Long overdue selection. Chris played 16 seasons, 12 with the Minnesota Vikings, 3 with the Philadelphia Eagles and one with the Miami Dolphins, amassing 13,899 yards in 1,101 receptions and 130 touchdowns. 8 time Pro Bowl player, 2 time First Team Pro Bowler and the 1999 Walter Payton Man of the Year. Number retired by the Minnesota Vikings.

Defensive Tackle/Nose Tackle/Guard: Curley Culp:

Played 14 seasons, 6Ĺ seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, 5Ĺ seasons with the Houston Oilers and 2 seasons with the Detroit Lions. One fumble recovery for a touch down. 6 time Pro Bowl Player and 1 First Team All Pro.

Tackle/Guard Jonathan Ogden:

Played 12 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Has two receptions for two yards and two touchdowns. Played in 11 Pro Bowls and a 6 time All Pro.


Coach Bill Parcells:

Every team he coached he turned them into winners. Bill coached for 19 years for the New York Giants winning Super Bowls in 1987 and 1991, New England Patriots who he led to the Super Bowl in 1997, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys. Parcells ended his career with a 172-130-1 record.

Linebacker Dave Robinson:

Played 12 years, 10 with the Green Bay Packers and 2 with the Washington Redskins. Dave had 27 interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown. A 3 time Pro Bowl player and a one time First Team All Pro.

Defensive Tackle Warren Sapp:

Played 13 years, 9 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 4 with the Oakland Raiders. Had 96Ĺ sacks and 4 interceptions (one for a touchdown) while playing DT. Helped turn Tampa Bay into a winning team. A 7 time Pro Bowl player, 4 time first team All Pro , won the 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

The 2nd Annual NFL Honors show gave out its awards this past Saturday. These awards are voted on by 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Here are the recipients:

Adrian Peterson Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year:

Who would have thought that Peterson would come back to play at the beginning of the year after messing up his knee, a career-threatening major knee surgery, at the end of the 2011 season? Well not only did he come back, he came back with a bang, rushing for 2,097 and 12 touchdowns. Peterson also had 217 yards receiving with one touchdown. Whatís more telling he was a workhorse, with 348 carries and 40 receptions and averaged 144.7 total yards per game (131.1 rushing a career high and 13.5 receiving).

A cut above any player in the NFL.

Adrian Peterson 30Ĺ votes

Payton Manning 19Ĺ votes

J.J Watts Defensive Player of the Year:

Okay, the Houston Texas defensive was worse than last year, and it should have with the loss of Mario Williams, who left the team for the Buffalo Bills. But Texans improved their record to 12-4 and J.J. had a stellar season. 20.5 sacks (up from 5.5 a year ago), forced 4 fumbles and blocked 16 passes. Watts was selected to his first Pro Bowl and a First team All Pro in his second season with the team.

J.J. Watts 49 votes

Von Miller 1 vote

Bruce Arians Coach of the Year:

Bruce had to take over for Coach Chuck Pagano who was diagnosed with leukemia. Under normal circumstances, this would have devastated any team, yet Arians used it as a rallying point to guide the Colts to a 9-3 record and into the playoffs, this becoming the first interim coach to win the award.

Peyton Manning Comeback Player of the Year:

Peyton missed all of 2011 due to problems with his neck. Be we know that wasnít the real reason the Colts let him go. It was because he was due a $25 million dollar roster bonus. The Colts loss was the Broncos gain because Manning led Denver to a 13-3 record and a first place finish in the AFC West Division. Peyton threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns while throwing only 11 interceptions.

Peyton Manning 31Ĺ votes

Adrian Peterson 17Ĺ votes

Jamaal Charles 1 vote

Robert Griffin III Offensive Rookie of the Year:

Robert led the Redskins to their first NFC East Division Title since 1999 finishing with a 10-6 record. RG3 threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns passing while throwing only 5 interceptions. He also rushed for 815 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Robert Griffin 29 votes

Andrew Luck 11 votes

Russell Wilson 10 votes

Luke Kuechly Defensive Rookie of the Year:

The Panthers didnít make the playoffs this year but it wasnít the fault of Kuechly who led the NFL in tackles with 164 and had two interceptions. The key was his move to middle linebacker which helped Carolinaís defensive improve to 10th in the league.

Luke Kuechly 28 votes

Bobby Wagner 11 votes

Casey Howard 6 votes

Janoris Jankins 3 votes

Lavonte David 2 votes

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