Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sean Taylor 1983-2007

The Sports Voice has been on a small hiatis as of late, however something has come up that needs to be talked about.

Sean Taylor has long been a favorite here at the Sports Voice. We've loved watching him on the field ever since he was a Dime and Nickel back at the U. Infact, atleast one of us went out during Taylor's rookie year to buy a #36 Washington Jersey (he had since changed his number to 21, which is closer to the 26 he wore in college).

Sadly, Taylor was shot in the leg last night in his Miami home by an armed intruder, who local police are figuring as a burgler. After losing a large amount of blood from the wound, Taylor died this morning at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Reguardless of how you may have felt about Sean Taylor off the field, he was a Son, a Father, a Brother, and a Teammate.

Unlike some of the news outlets (who only seem to remember the good things the man did) i'm going to tell you, yes Taylor had alot of problems outside of football (and even some attitude problems on the field).

Yes he had alot of issues with anger managment and being smart with money.

And yes he was arguably the best saftey in the NFL.

Sean Taylor will be missed. We here at the Sports Voice know, we won't be able to watch a Redskin game in the same way for a long, long time.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Blog Talk Radio Show

Hey yo everyone,

I've been looking at this Site www.blogtalkradio.com . It allows anyone to host a live call in show over the net.

So I will be hosting a show, entitled "The Sports Voice" (obviously). the first show is going to be Tomorrow (Nov. 9), 10pm CST. If you're able to, check it out. I'll post when future shows will take place on here.

But, for now if you can show up Tomorrow at 10:00pm CST at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sportsvoice please come and we'll have some fun.

We're going to talk about A-Rod and the GM Meetings, the Young NBA season and who looks to be poised for a breakout season, and we'll look ahead to this weekends NFL matchups.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jenks...but no Jenks

It seems as if the longest tenured star of the Milwaukee Brewers will be roaming the outfield somewhere other than Brewtown next year.

The Brewers declined the $9 million team option that would have brought OF Geoff (proper pronounciation Gee-off...atleast to me) Jenkins back for a 10th year.

With the Brew Crew a lagitimate contender in the N.L. for the next 4-5 years, this was a move that had to be made. And while letting Jenkins go might not win over many people who concidered him a fan favorite, it makes "baseball sense."

plain and simple, the Brewers have too much young talent, this past year it was hard enough to find playing time for players like Gabe Gross and Tony Gwyn Jr. With one less man in the rotation the Brewers will be better.

Plus, $9 million is alot to pay for a wannabe power hitter who hit only 21 HR, batted under .260 and had a slugging perctentage of only .471.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Mike Vick "Jersey"

I saw this in a Halloween costume shop yesterday. Is it a funny satire or in poor taste? I'm really not sure yet. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

MLS Playoffs Start Thursday...No Seriously

I've lost a lot of you already. Yes, i'm going to talk about soccer, more specifically the MLS. For those of you who don't know the MLS (Major League Soccer) is the U.S. professional soccer league, don't get mad people...some people honestly don't know that.

As a public service to those who don't understand how the MLS playoffs work, I will explain.
  • The MLS is split into two conferences, Eastern and Western.
  • Eight teams qualify for the playoffs at the end of the regular season.
    • The top two teams from each conference qualifies for the playoffs.
    • The remaining four teams with the highest point totals, regardless of what conference the team is in, qualifies for the final playoff spots
  • The playoffs have two rounds before the championship, known as the MLS Cup.
  • The first round of the playoffs aggregate goals over two matches determine the winner
As G.I. Joe used to say, "now you know, and knowing is half the battle." Of course, my pick is gonna be Cuauhtemoc Blanco and the Chicago Fire...hey it's a Chicago thing.

2007 MLS Playoff match-ups:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

San Diego...Super Chargers...

The Chargers have had a rough start to their season, but they're starting to shape up. After losing three of their first four games, and having LT gain less than 100 all-purpose yards in three of those games didn't help.

But the team and LT have turned it around, Tomlinson has helped the Chargers win their last two games. That includes a 198 rushing yard, 4 TD performance last week against the Raiders.

The Chargers have always had adequate talent at the WR position, and they've always gotten by on it. But now they might have the piece of the championship puzzle they've been missing.

The chargers have acquired WR Chris Chambers from the Miami Dolphins for a 2008 2nd round draft pick.

Here's the full story

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Goodbye Kitty-Kats

the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League have ceased operations, In other words, they are no more. This according to the teams official website.

This is the second go around for the Kats of the AFL. The team orignally existed for five seasons (1997-20001) and the most recent team operated for just three seasons (2005-2007). Think of the Cleveland Browns coming back as an expansion team in the NFL in 1999 and you have the right idea.

Click here for the official statement from Kats owner K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A Cleveland Heroes' Welcome?

I heard this on The Heard this morning. I thought it was funny.

Apparently, when the Indians got back to Cleveland, they flew into Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. When they got there, fans were waiting to congratulate them for beating the Yankees and advancing to the ALCS.

So far so good, but here's the funny part.

there were 12 people. not 120, but 12 people waiting for them! When the cubs won the NLDS in 2003 they turned people away at the doors of O'Hare International Airport because there were so many people there to welcome them home.

Cleveland has great fans, too bad they couldn't find any of them to stay up to welcome home their team.

Click here for the full AP story

Say It's So Joe...Say It's So

So Joe Torre is going to be "fired" as manager of the New York Yankees. It's inevitable people, deal with it. I can already hear the Yankee fans calling up sports talk radio - "We gotta keep Joe! Look what he's done in the past!", "He's the best manager in baseball, how can we get rid of him."

Yankee fans, Torre leaving is the best thing for you right now. let me explain.
  1. Torre isn't going to be fired, he's simply not being offered an extentsion. So the Yankee's won't be paying Joe for sitting at home.
  2. Torre isn't the best manager in baseball. In fact, before he came to the Cashcow that is the Yankees his managerial record was 894-1003 (.470). It wasn't until he had star players that he started winning World Series' and manager of the year awards.
  3. I'm sure I'm not the only person sick of seeing Torre sitting in the dugout like a bump on a log, showing no emotion, no matter what happens. I know the manager doesn't do much in baseball, that's why he's a manager and not a coach, but come on! Show some emotion Joe! Something, Anything!
Joe Torre's out, get Joe Girardi in. Girardi can handle the young players that the Yankee's are going to need to start bringing up from their farm system.

Reports say that Girardi and Yankee bench coach Don Mattingly are the top candidates if Torre doesn't return.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Bears take down the Pack...but will power shift in the NFC Central

First off, I will put this out there, I am a Bears fan. Take that in consideration when reading this, I feel I'm objective when it comes to this, but be forewarned.

Green Bay did got to 5...not five wins, but 5 turnovers. 5-0 was in the grasp of the Packers, but division rival Chicago continued their winning streak in Lambeau Field, winning 27-20 on Sunday Night Football. The Bears have won in Lambeau for 4 years straight.

Brian Greise did exactally what the Coach Lovie Smith wanted him to do, manage the game and not loose it. However, the Bears didn't really win the game, Green Bay lost it. Green Bay showed weaknesses that they hadn't exhibited in the first four games this year, and you can guarantee that Washington (coming off a dominating win over the Lions) is hoping that Greg Jones gets the ball every down.

All this being said, The Packers are still the class of the NFC North, At least as of right now they are. The Packers have, for the first time this season, real problems that they have to fix. If they can't plug the holes, the Bears and Lions are waiting in the wings to take back the lead in the division.

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Friday, June 29, 2007

NBA Draft Night + Exclusive interview with Milwaukee Bucks GM Larry Harris

Yes you read that right. Here at the Sports Voice, we've always concidered Milwaukee Bucks General Manager Larry Harris a good friend. I've worked with him on other projects in the past. So when I ended up attending the Milwaukee Bucks Draft Party at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, I had a chance to talk to Harris before anyone else had a chance to talk to him 1 on 1. Click Here or Click on the picture to listen.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cavs vs. Pistons Part II

Overtime.  The Cavs unable to close out the Pistons.  imagine that, another team not able to shut the door on a team that's made the Eastern Conference Finals ever year of this milenium sans one.

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Cavs vs. Pistons...happening right now.

Don't look now, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are pushing the Pistons around in the paint.  At 81-79 Cleveland leading late in the 4th, this could be the boost that the Cavs needed to overcome Detroit.  Zydrunas Ilgauskas has been leading the charge in the paint, simply by manhandling whoever the Pistons throw at him, whether it be Dale Davis, Scott Pollard, or Sheed. 

This is where we get to see if the Cavs are cut-throat enough to close out a team.

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Monday, January 8, 2007

Atlanta Falcons Find Their Man

Less then one week ago the Atlanta Falcons fired then head coach Jim Mora Jr. after missing the playoffs, tonight they found his replacement. Louisville Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino was wooed away from his Big East home, and as T.O.'s Publicist might say, "he's got 24 Million reason to be alive". Petrino comes to the Falcons with a 5 year $24 million contract only days after leading the Louisville Cardinals to a 12-1 record and a BCS Bowl victory over Wake Forest in the Orange Bowl.

More analysis to come.