Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Terrelle Pryor: Bad Gamble

Terrelle Pryor's nightmare of an off season finally ended. And it ended just the way he wanted. In the NFL and most likely rich, well temporarily anyway. Pryor was picked in the 3rd round of the NFL Supplemental Draft by the Raiders on Monday. Al Davis is a sucker for speed and size so he took the gamble on the 6-foot-5, 235 pound ex-Buckeye quarterback. The experts say it was a low risk pick for the Raiders as he has the physical tools to play wide receiver or tight end also.

HEY! Haven't you so called experts watched any of Pryor's mostly pathetic college career? Well, let me give you a quick refresher. He was one of the top players coming out of high school. Championship expectations were constantly heaped on him and he continually proved he couldn't handle the spotlight. Oh, the Buckeyes won games, often despite Pryor's play. His three seasons of playing at the Horseshoe will mostly be forgotten due to his poor decisions off the field leading to the resignation of Jim Tressel.

Time to grab the Android powered phone and start up the Magic 8 Ball app. The future of Terrelle Pryor has been revealed and it's mostly cloudy. He's more like a Maurice Clarette than a Troy Smith, and neither accomplished much in the NFL. He's immature and will squander his riches. And let's not forget the intoxicated assault or the strip bar fight that is destined to occur. Pryor's journey will take him full cycle and it ends with him working at a Columbus, OH car dealership. Possibly as a top sales consultant but I'm putting my money on a position that he's more qualified for... detailing department.

Monday, August 22, 2011

EA Sports' Madden NFL 12

Here it is. The newest addition to the Madden franchise. Peyton Hillis won the tournament style vote to win the cover lets see if he can avoid the real-life Madden Cover Jinx. This it available on August 30th. Let the all nighters begin. Product Description
Madden NFL 12 continues the rich tradition of the storied franchise by bringing fans closer to the NFL than ever before. Featuring all 32 teams, stadiums, and your favorite players in the league, Madden NFL 12 is true to the game.

All-New Collision System
Now maintain full control of players up to the point of impact - from tackling to blocking - providing the most authentic collisions in franchise history. This new system uses a player's momentum and over 100 new tackle animations, including 40 gang tackles, to provide more impactful hits, stolen tackles, and consecutive hit tackling.

Advanced Defensive AI
Over 100 defensive A.I. enhancements resulting in the smartest Madden defense ever. Players in zone and man coverage will properly recognize and react to plays, including the ability to break out of assignments when appropriate, resulting in a defensive team that truly works together.

Custom Playbooks
The #1 most requested feature by fans in recent years, allows you to build the ultimate game plan by modifying an existing playbook or creating your own by selecting up to 400 offensive or defensive plays from 75 different playbooks. Integrate your custom playbook into a game plan for use with the improved GameFlow system, which executes an authentic, situational game plan for you.

Broadcast Redefined
Experience NFL Sundays like never before with completely overhauled presentation, including 32 team-specific run outs featuring mascots and cheerleaders, over 500 dynamic broadcast cameras authentic to every NFL stadium, innovative "real" on-field cameras shot by expert NFL Films cameramen, and a network inspired new broadcast graphics package.

Unprecedented On-Field Authenticity
Hundreds of visual improvements across all areas of the game including: new player equipment, helmet stickers, pylon and ball physics, a player degradation system that affects uniforms and helmets based on weather and field surface, 3D grass, and new player specific animations that showcase the personalities of each NFL player.

Build a Franchise
Over 100 new features and enhancements for franchise fanatics that includes expanded rosters, cut days in preseason, an all-new rookie scouting system, a free-agent bidding system, player roles, hot and cold streaks in-season, and much more.

Be a Superstar
Control the growth of your superstar thanks to an all-new progression system that allows you to earn skill points by participating in practice and games. The on-field experience is also enhanced by brand new position-specific coordinator audio that coaches your growth as an NFL player.

Don't wait, add Madden NFL 12 to your collection.