Archive for November, 2010

Throughout this whole Cam Newton “Pay for Play” plan, one thing has been on many people’s minds, where are the facts?  Seriously, where are the cold hard facts in this story that can distinctly prove that Cam and Cecil Newton asked for money to play at Mississippi State?  Where are these recorded phone calls that Bill Bell claims to have recorded between himself and Kenny Rogers?  Where are these text messages that Bell claims to have saved on his phone regarding Cecil Newton asking for money to play at MSU.  But apparently the phone has “water” damage and he is trying to repair his phone.  In other words, he’s trying to buy time so that he can come up with some other b.s. excuse in hopes of destroying Cam Newton’s legacy.  I’m not quite sure why this is getting so much publicity when there are zero concrete facts that can actually be proven either by a recorded phone conversation or by text message.  All it is, is several people saying different things about the story in hopes of destroying a young man’s career and image.  MSU alumni and anyone else involved should just cut their losses at this point and stop investigation.  This will all eventually turn on MSU and they will take all the heat for it.

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Did Cam Newton try to solicit money from Mississippi State?  Students at Morningside College and a football coach all weigh in.

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For the first time since 2002, the Oakland Raiders are over .500 and have a 3 game winning streak heading into the bye week with a 5-4 record.  After a huge overtime win over the much improved Kansas City Chiefs, the Raiders have developed a swagger that hasn’t been seen since that illustrious Super Bowl run back in 2002.  In that overtime win, there were numerous opportunities where the Chiefs could have put away the Raiders for good.

End of the second quarter for example:  Matt Cassel drives the Chiefs down to the Raiders 5 yard line with only 30 seconds left in the quarter.  Cassel drops back to pass, throws a would-be touchdown pass only to watch it bounce out of his receivers hands and into a Raiders defender.  The Chiefs were up 10-0 and could have gone up 17-0 to end the half.

4th quarter, Raiders punt returner Nick Miller looks like he his tackled on the Raiders 20 yard line even though he fumbles it and the Chiefs recover it.  The play is reviewed and even with evidence showing that Miller’s knee is down before the ball is knocked out of his hands, the play stands and the Chiefs take over on the Raiders 20.  Cassel throws a touchdown pass to Dwayne Bowe which puts the Chiefs up 20-17 with 3 minutes left to go in the game.  The old Raiders would have normally admitted defeat and just shut down the rest of the game.  But it wouldn’t happen this time.  Jacoby Ford saves the team on several phenomenal catches and puts the Raiders in field goal position with time running down on the clock.  Raiders kick the field goal and send the game into overtime.  They’ve got the momentum and the swagger going into overtime at this point.

Chiefs receive the ball first and every Raider fan fears that they’ll drive the length of the field and kick an easy field goal for the win.  But the Raiders much improved defense forces a 3 and out and the Raiders take over on their own 30 yard line.  First play, Jason Campbell throws a 50 yard bomb to Jacoby Ford who reels it in for a catch and puts the Raiders in position for a 35 yard field goal try.  Field goal is good, and the Raiders win an emotional roller coaster game that in years past they normally would have blown time and time again.  But this is a different team that’s producing different results, BETTER, WINNING results.  But heading into the bye, the Raiders shouldn’t feel content, they should feel hungry for more, and my gut feeling, they will.

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This weekend, the Oakland Raiders play host to the Kansas City Chiefs in the fabled Colosseum in Oakland, California.  Not since 2002 have the Raiders nor the Chiefs played a meaningful game with so much to gain and so much to lose.  Currently the Chiefs hole a 1/2 game lead in the AFC West, the team directly behind them?  The Raiders, not since 2002 have the Raiders and Chiefs been 1 and 2 in the division.  With this game having massive repercussions, it sounds like the Raiders will end the blackout streak at 11 straight games dating back to the Monday Night Football match up with the Chargers!  And for the first time this year, many people around the nation will get to watch the once great rivalry revive itself on CBS this Sunday.  As for picking the winner in this one, 5 ESPN “experts” picked the Chiefs, while 3 ESPN “experts” picked the Raiders.  My pick is for the Raiders to continue their resurgence and win this one close, 24-21 with Darren McFadden continuing his dominance with another 100 yard+ game.

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