Is Pau Gasol underrated?

Kobe Bryant is a phenomenal player, and his career is full of team and individual accomplishments. However, after Shaquille O’Neal left town, the Lakers missed the playoffs and then struggled every subsequent year in the postseason. The team just kept getting eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. By 2008, Kobe had had enough; he wanted out in the worst way. But then as the season unfolded, the Lakers acquired Pau Gasol in a trade (seriously, Kwame Brown for Pau Gasol?) that was the equivalent of swapping 50 Cent’s I Run New York with Jay-Z’sEmpire State of Mind. The team then took off and has been to two straight NBA Finals since acquiring the Spaniard. And yet, when discussing the best big men in the NBA, we hear about Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Bosh and Dwight Howard. Pau Gasol rarely ever gets a shout from anybody. What is it that the world is missing out on? Let me make this perfectly clear: I am not by any stretch a Lakers fan; however it seems that only Lakers fans realize just how good Gasol is. Isn’t it about time someone spoke up for him? Well today’s the day….Click here for article.

Ranking the #1 overall draft picks since 1990


About a week ago, I was having a talk with my boy Da Monsta and he made a point about #1 overall picks that got me thinking a little deeper about the NBA. He mentioned that when you draft a player #1 overall, the expectation is championship or fail. So I decided to dig a little and look at the last 20 #1 number one picks (basically every #1 pick for the past 20 years); and evaluate his statement based on that. As I did the digging, here’s what I found: only two players drafted #1 overall in the past 20 years have won a championship as the team’s best player or at least second best player on their team. And only one player in the past 20 years has been drafted #1 overall and won the title with the team that drafted him. After doing such extensive research, I figured I’d take it up a notch and rank the last 20 #1 overall picks. In order to properly list them, I looked at their careers, the level of success of their teams, their personal level of success and the amount of teams they played for. To read the rest of the article, just click here.

NFL Picks Challenge Standings



AFC WEST
NFC EAST
AFC SOUTH
CYNTHIA 6-4
BX 8-2
VRANOS 8-2
LOS GEEZ 6-4
SHARI 7-3
BELLA 7-3
RIVERSFN 6-4
LIV 7-3
LOLA 7-3
SEAN 6-4
KHAZE 5-5
ALY 6-4
GRAPHS 5-5
STEVO 5-5
JAG 6-4
DA MONSTA 5-5
SoCAL 5-5
6FT UNDER 4-6
FU3LISH 5-5
CID 5-5
SHYNE 4-6
KATE 5-5
MW 5-5
BREEZY 3-7
COZ 4-6
DARKSEXY 4-6
CHELLE 4-6
HELLER 4-6
MARISA 4-6
BARRETT 2-8
AFC NORTH
AFC EAST
NFC SOUTH
CHAOS 6-4
NATE 7-3
SPARKLES 7-3
BOB 5-5
DVD 4-6
GAMBLAAR 5-5

NFL Picks Challenge: Championship Sunday

Here are the standings so far in the Playoff Picks Challenge

AFC WEST
NFC EAST
AFC SOUTH
CYNTHIA 5-3
BX 6-2
BELLA 6-2
GRAPHS 4-4
SHARI 6-2
LOLA 6-2
LOS GEEZ 4-4
LIV 5-3
RAVNOS 6-2
SEAN 4-4
KHAZE 4-4
ALY 5-3
DA MONSTA 4-4
STEVO 4-4
JAG 4-4
RIVERSFN 4-4
SoCAL 4-4
6FT UNDER 3-5
KATE 4-4
CID 3-5
SHYNE 3-5
CHELLE 3-5
DARKSEXY 3-5
BREEZY 2-6
FU3LISH 3-5
MW 3-5
COZ 3-5
BARRETT 2-6
HELLER 2-6
MARISA 2-6
AFC NORTH
AFC EAST
NFC SOUTH
CHAOS 5-3
NATE 6-2
SPARKLES 5-3
BOB 4-4
DVD 4-4
GAMBLAAR 3-5




And here are the picks for this weekend. Enjoy the games!


SHYNE
 CYN
LOSGEEZ
STEVO
FU3LISH
 SPARKLES
MIN
MIN
NO
NO
MIN
NO
INDY
INDY
INDY
NYJ
INDY
INDY
NATE
SoCAL
JAG
HELLER
MARISA
GAMBLAAR
NO
MIN
NO
NO
NO
NO
NYJ
INDY
INDY
INDY
INDY
INDY
LIV
BX
BOB
BREEZZY
 KATE
RIVERSFN
NO
NO
MIN
MIN
MIN
NO
INDY
INDY
INDY
INDY
INDY
INDY
ALY
GRAPHS
CID
BELLA
LOLA
CHELLE
MIN
MIN
NO
MIN
MIN
MIN
INDY
INDY
INDY
INDY
INDY
INDY
SHARI
BARRETT
 DARKSEXY
DA MONSTA
MW
RAVNOS
NO
MIN
MIN
NO
NO
NO
NYJ
NYJ
INDY
NYJ
INDY
INDY
DVD
CHAOS
SEAN
KHAZE
COZ
6FT UNDER
MIN
MIN
NO
MIN
MIN
MIN
NYJ
INDY
INDY
INDY
IND
INDY

Follow Firday


Good day folks, considering that today is Follow Friday on Twitter, I figured I’d make my list here and share it with you. The names included in this list are only the most fun and interactive people on Twitter that I have come across so far. I’ve taken the liberty of telling you what team these tweeters follow the most or just plain love. I’m not suggesting anybody boring or lame here. If you want to be added to the list, get at me  on twitter (Twitter.com/ShyneIV), leave a comment here or drop me an email at Shyne@NFLShouts.com. Keep in mind though, I’m only putting up the people that I feel are the best tweeters out there. With that said, follow these people!

NFL

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts


Jacksonville Jaguars

Oakland Raiders

NY Giants

NY Jets

San Diego Chargers

NBA


Charlotte Bobcats
Chicago Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers

Denver Nuggets

Los Angeles Lakers

Miami Heat

New York Knicks

Orlando Magic

Toronto Raptors

2010 NFL Conference Title Picks


With the conference title games fast approaching, wouldn't it be cool if someone could hook you up with their picks of the NFC and AFC championship games? Well go figure, that someone os me; just click here.

Whose career would you rather have: Kobe Bryant's or LeBron James'?



The question is answered by clicking here. Make sure to leave your thoughts! Or email me at Shyne@NBAShouts.com.


Divisional Round Recap


Good day ladies and gents! I figured I would hook you up with a quick recap fof the Divisional Round.  I changed the format up a little though. I decided to ask the fans of the respective teams to give me their reaction to the games from this past weekend; then I added a song that I felt best illustrated the team and finally I gave my take on the games. Feel free to drop me a comment or an email.


ARIZONA  (11-7) @ NEW ORLEANS (14-3)
ARIZONA
Fan’s take: Phylicia: "Man, Saturday's game was a huge disappointment :-/ I expected a shootout like the previous game against the Green Bay Packers. Although we had 3 players out: LB Gerald Hayes, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Safety Antrel Rolle, of course Anquan Boldin but he's been out. First play of the game, Hightower with the 70yd TD had me very confident that it was a guarantee win. Then the Saints come back and tie the game, after that they were on a roll. We drove 80yds before Chris "Beanie" Wells ran a 4yd touchdown, and that was the last TD we would make for the rest of the game. I think we weren't blitzing as much because of the injuries, therefore causing our defense to look like crap. Our D didn't have any turnovers or sacks. We need to learn how to defend the 5 wide receiver set, which couldn't stop the Packers or Saints. Also I think the kicker shouldve been Mike Nugent not Neil Rackers. Rackers looked like he was still in pain. I'm proud of my Cardinals, we finished in the "Elite 8" and improved our regular season from last year. Saints did a wonderful job, they discovered our weaknesses. I wish them luck in the NFC championship and possibly superbowl :) "

Song: Tony Yayo – So Seductive
My take: At times, you might want to have fun with your friends and decide to grab a few drinks and then hit Club Red (fictional) and just hang. However, when you get to Club Red, you might find a very large bouncer named Tyrone who's on an ego trip and just decides to not let you in because he doesn't like your face (I would like to think it's because he's jealous of me being so awesome, but then again what do I know right?). However this Friday, Club Red is having a huge party and you get inside info telling you that that Tyrone won't be there; what happens? Everybody finds a way to make it to Club Red because they know for sure that they are all getting in. Well, Club Red is the Arizona Cardinals and Tyrone is their defense. Needless to say, Tyrone has been missing for two weeks and won't be seen before September at the earliest. The Cardinals are just So Seductive.

NEW ORLEANS
Fan’s take: Chris Chaos  (from his blog): “Glad the Saints are still in it, but not really happy about the next game they gotta play. As a football fan I am, but as I Saints fan I am kinda nervous. Nothing much I want to report here except for how big a day Reggie Bush had. Go look at his numbers. Crazy. Again only highlights as I got a lot to cover. But I will say the punt return for a TD was very nice. Kinda sealed the game for me.”

Song: Wu-Tang Clan – Clan In Da Front
My Take: I chose that song because on the track in question, the intro just presents you all the members of the Wu-Tang Clan. It gives you a better understanding of just how many people are involved with the Wu. And as you saw against the Cards, the Saints seemed like they had a lot of talented players on the field at all times. Apparently, rumors of their demise had been greatly exaggerated. After failing to win a game in about a month, the Saints came out at home against the Cardinals and surrendered a touchdown on the first play of the game (shades of Ray Rice against the Ravens). Arizona fans probably went crazy on the opening drive and thought their team had it locked. And yet, the Saints didn’t even blink. All they did was go on to outscore the Cardinals 45 to seven the rest of the way.If people had any doubts about the Saints, they were put to rest for at least another week. Now they have their Clan In Da Front, and will host the NFC Championship game.


BALTIMORE (10-8) @ (INDIANAPOLIS (15-2)
BALTIMORE
Fan’s take: Chris Chaos:Ravens lost with simple mistakes. Flacco was read way to easy. Rice not being able to hang on the to ball killed them. Hate it. Live and learn...Passing when he should have run it. Run when should have passed it...

Song: Trey Songz – All The Ifs
My Take: What if Ed Reed hadn’t fumbled that interception? What if no pass interference was called on the second Ed Reed interception? What if Baltimore had run the ball to close out the first half instead of going three and out? All of those questions are valid; however, the Ravens have lacked discipline all year. Every time I tuned in for a Ravens game, I saw them getting penalty after penalty; and it showed up against the Colts. Ravens fans might wonder how different the game might have been if none of the penalties occurred, but truth is, that’s just who the Ravens have been this season. You can sit there and go through All The Ifs, but truth is the “ifs” never matter.

INDIANAPOLIS
Fan’s take: TheLittleJon:This is the Peyton Manning and the Colts they have blossomed into: you make a mistake or leave an opening, they're going to make you pay. None more evident than when the Ravens had the ball after a Collie TD with two minutes left before half. If the Colts get a three and out, they're going to march right back down the field. Caldwell uses his timeouts wisely, the defense stops Baltimore, and Manning finds Wayne just before halftime. Game over. If you don't play smart, ObiManning Kenobi will dissect you like a fraction.
Song:Jay-Z – Already Home
My Take:Despite all the controversy surrounding 16-0; the Colts came out at home and took care of business in the divisional round after a bye week. In years past, Indianapolis had been unable to win a playoff game after a bye week but things seem different this year. This past Sunday, the Colts looked like the team that we saw win 14 straight games to open up the season. Although several have doubted their ability to come through, they are set to host the AFC title game this Sunday; whereas all the teams that were supposed to take out the Colts in the playoffs are Already Home.


DALLAS (12-6)@ MINNESOTA (12-5)
DALLAS
Fan’s take: MW: “So, this is what a true broken heart feels like? I never expected to take losing at this stage of the game this hard. Just like in the past, we come so close, yet not far enough. Every loss is tough isn’t it? This one honestly had me in actual tears. I will say this about the Cowboys/Vikings game. Our offensive line was NOT playing up to par. They did not protect the ball or the QB as they should have. Due to this, there are many people blaming Romo for this loss. To that, I say, learn football. There have been MANY instances in the past where Tony Romo deserved &received the blame for a loss, especially during playoff season, but this year, this game, was NOT one of them. You feel the need to blame someone? Blame our O-line period. Still need to blame someone? Blame our offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, for continually calling safe plays & going for FG's with a known garbage kicker instead of trying for a 4th down conversion. Its no longer Tony who
 chokes under pressure, but Garrett. I would also like to remind everyone who we lost to. Brett Favre. Even at 40, he's good. Actually, he's better than good, he's amazing and he showed that yet again Sunday. It goes back to Don’thate the player, hate the game. I’m not saying the Vikings are a better team, but this past Sunday, they were.

I will give my Cowboys credit where much well deserved credit is due. We've accomplished a lot this season. We beat the then undefeated Saints in their own house. We crushed those smack talking Eagles 3 times (& 2 of those in a row) and we took home the NFC East championship title! We've jumped over hurdles that had been blocking our Super Bowl pathway for awhile, such as winning our first playoff game in 13 years! I literally waited half my life to watch that moment and feel honored to have gotten that opportunity. I personally have watched Tony Romo grow and mature this season, while gaining confidence in himself. Some great new talent were given their time to shine (Miles Austin, Mike Jenkins, Keith Brooking) & hopefully, some not up to par talent wont be back next season (Roy Williams) With all that said, I am a Cowboys fan, true to the blue, until death! COWBOYS FOREVER!  See you in August.”

Song: Tupac – I Ain’t Mad At Ya
My Take: Cowboys fans have been tormented throughout the past decade because of their team’s inability to win in December and to win in the playoffs. However, all of that changed this year. The Cowboys played well this past December and also managed to destroy the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wildcard round. However, against the Vikings, it was a wrap. Minnesota completely dismantled the Cowboys and left them for dead. Normally, you would hear that it’s time for Wade Phillips to go, but considering how far he has taken them (as opposed to the last few years), I’d give him a pass.  This one time, Cowboys fans can sit down, gain some perspective, reflect and say I Ain’t Mad At Ya

MINNESOTA
Fan’s take: Unfortunately, I was unable to find a Vikings fan to give me their take on the Divisional Round. So I’ll just quote myself: “Isn’t it odd that Minnesota ran up the score and yet no one was outraged at Brad Childress? Had Bill Belichick done that, broadcasters would be asking that the NFL implement a mercy rule.”

Song: Snoop Dogg ft Xzibit - B*tch Please
My Take: The Vikings opened the playoffs at home against the much hyped (with good reason) Dallas Cowboys. Despite being a dominant team early in the season, several people picked the Cowboys to win because the Vikings had struggled a bit late in the season. So what happened when the Dallas traveled to Minnesota? Brett Favre had possibly his best playoff game of his pro career. Long story short, Favre and the Vikings were telling us: “You think the Boys are going to beat us? B*tch Please!”


NY JETS (11-7)@ SAN DIEGO (13-4)
NY JETS
Fan’s take: Nate from  Dribble Drive:  " The Jets beat the Chargers yesterday 17-14 after virtually nobody at ESPN or other media outlets gave them a chance.  The thrilling victory, combined with the domination of the Bengals the week before is all the more gratifying because the Jets have had a long history of letting down their fans.
As recently as the Atlanta Falcons game, that I was at on December 20th, Mark Sanchez threw an interception, Jay Feely missed two field goals and there were a few critical penalties on the Jets.  However, not including that demoralizing loss Gang Green has won seven out of its last eight games.
This includes two thrilling playoff victories for Jets fans. ESPN will probably count the Jets out for the matchup against Peyton Manning and the Colts, but hopefully there last two victories turns somebody into a believer.  The Chargers came into the game on an 11 game winning streak so that should count for something.
The Jets have such a good story behind this team, coming into the game with the favored Colts with a rookie QB (Sanchez), a rookie coach (Rex Ryan), and a rookie running back (Shonn Greene from New Jersey) who has really stepped up the last two games.  Rex’s confidence and swagger have  really helped this team and he has pushed all the right buttons to this point.  In order to upset the Colts, the Jets need Greene and Sanchez to continue their impressive play and they need Kerry Rhodes and DarrelleRevis (as always) to continue to wreak havoc in the secondary.
It definitely helped that Nate Keading missed 3 field goals for the Chargers but the Jets defense stepped up to the challenge again by picking off two Phillip Rivers passes.  One interception was by Jim Leonhard and the other by Pro Bowler Revis Island.  The  Jets seem to be a team of destiny and hopefully they can continue their winning streak by knocking off the Colts.  "

Song: 50 Cent - Back Down
My Take: Should we have taken Rex Ryan a bit more seriously when he dropped this line to the media: “we should be favored to win the rest of the way….”. You have to hand it to Ryan, the man has been doing some tough talk ever since the season started; and here he is just one victory away from reaching the Super Bowl. Ryan epitomizes 50 Cent’s Back Down song quite perfectly:
“You’za a pop tart sweetheart,
You soft in the middle,
I eat you for breakfast,
The chain was exchanged
For your necklace.”
The Jets never mince words and don’t take prisoners . Regardless of the opponent, they believe that they are tougher and more spirited. Although they have never said it publicly, they probably look at themselves as the bully on the block and all the other teams are just a bunch of p*ssies standing in the way. That's why the Jets never Back Down.

SAN DIEGO
Fan’s take: With all the Chargers fans I know, you’d think one of them would have wanted to give me their take on the loss to the Jets; but it’s actually quite the contrary. The loss was just such a crushing and agonizing blow that no one really wants to give me any insight.

Song: Alicia Keys – Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
My Take: Chargers fans watched this game with great confidence; they all figured that a match up with Indy in the AFC title game was but a foregone conclusion. But then, Rex Ryan happened. Doing his best impersonation of Vince McMahon (seriously between the swagger and the outlandish comments ,  these guys compare favorably in my estimation), Ryan talked the talk and then had his troops walk the walk.They ran the hell out of the football and played excellent defense on their way to containing the Chargers high powered offense to 14 points. Granted; Nate Kaeding’s gambling problem (just jokes peoples; J-O-K-E-S, do not call his phone on my account) might have had something to do with that, but you get my point nonetheless. San Diego must now go back and think hard about how they let this game get away from them at home. I will point out one thing though: didn’t  the Chargers organization fire Marty Schottenheimer specifically because he could not win these games (you know, the divisional games)? And now Norv Turner is exactly in the same seat as Marty was a few years ago. You might think I’m exaggerating, but Chargers fans are already calling for Bill Cowher to come rescue them. I guess it really is tough to Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart.

Comments or questions? Email me at Shyne@NFLShouts.com.

NFL Picks Challenge Standings




AFC WEST NFC EAST AFC SOUTH
CYNTHIA 5-3 BX 6-2 BELLA 6-2
GRAPHS 4-4 SHARI 6-2 LOLA 6-2
LOS GEEZ 4-4 LIV 5-3 VRANOS 6-2
SEAN 4-4 KHAZE 4-4 ALY 5-3
DA MONSTA 4-4 STEVO 4-4 JAG 4-4
RIVERSFN 4-4 SoCAL 4-4 6FT UNDER 3-5
KATE 4-4 CID 3-5 SHYNE 3-5
CHELLE 3-5 DARKSEXY 3-5 BREEZY 2-6
FU3LISH 3-5 MW 3-5
COZ 3-5
BARRETT 2-6
HELLER 2-6






AFC NORTH AFC EAST NFC SOUTH
CHAOS 5-3 NATE 6-2 SPARKLES 5-3
BOB 4-4 DVD 4-4
GAMBLAAR 3-5

Silverback Gorillas

The Silverback Gorillas had a game earlier today that we won. Prior to the game, I felt it was necessary for all of us to grieve together and share our emotions about the devastation in Haiti; especially when you take into account that all the players on the team are of Haitian descent. So we spoke, played our game and after our win, we did our Gorilla 2 step (our dance). Unfortunately, we didn't videotape it properly and hence you guys missed the dance. However, I want to at least let people know that we have our country in our prayers. As it says on our flag: L'Union Fait La Force. Which means union brings strength.....

Divisional Round Picks Challenge


 Here we go ladies and gentlemen, our playoffs Picks Challenge for the Divisional Round. So far, the perfect records (4-0) are by Khaze and Graphs. I asked everyone to send me a quick one line bio of themselves. Not everyone submitted their picks or bios in time so some people have no bios altogether. Nonetheless, here are the picks!



SHYNE
CYN
LOS GEEZ
STEVO
FUE3LISH
BX
CHAOS
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
NYJ
SD
IND
IND
BAL
IND
IND
IND
BAL
DAL
MIN
MIN
DAL
MIN
MIN
MIN
NO
ARZ
ARZ
ARZ
NO
NO
NO














NATE
GAMBLAAR
SoCAL
JAG
HELLER
MARISA
SEAN
NYJ
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
IND
BAL
IND
IND
IND
IND
IND
MIN
MIN
DAL
MIN
DAL
DAL
DAL
ARZ
NO
NO
NO
ARZ
ARZ
NO














6FTUNDER
SPARKLES
BOB
BREEZY
RIVERSFN
KATE
KHAZE
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
IND
IND
IND
BAL
NO
IND
BAL
MIN
DAL
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
DAL
ARZ
NO
ARZ
ARZ
NO
NO
ARZ














CHELLE
ALY
GRAPHS
CID
BELLA
LOLA
COZ
NYJ
NYJ
SD
SD
NYJ
SD
SD
IND
IND
BAL
IND
IND
IND
IND
MIN
MIN
DAL
DAL
MIN
MIN
MIN
ARZ
ARZ
ARZ
ARZ
ARZ
ARZ
NO














SHARI
BARRETT
DARKSEXY
DA MONSTA
VRANOS
MW
LIV
NYJ
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
IND
IND
BAL
BAL
IND
BAL
IND
DAL
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
DAL
DAL
NO
ARZ
ARZ
NO
NO
ARZ
NO




CynthiaSan Diego native, life long Chargers fan, prior USAF for 10 years, fierce supporter of the 2nd Amendment, life long conservative ~ willing to fight and die for my country.
Shyne's take: She forget to mention she loves the Howie Long type despite being a junior in college (wink)

Los Geez: A die hard Charger fan born and raised in San Diego CA. A true fan of sports ( football mostly) and shows respect when respect is shown. Go Chargers!
Shyne's take: He forgot to mention he has an Only Built 4 CUban Linx autographed CD that he got signed by Raekwon when he met him.

Stevo: absolute sports-aholic.
Shyne's take: Especially when it comes to the Cowboys.

Fu3lish: cracker ass fantastic.
Shyne's take: He loves motor sports!

Chaos: Pro wrestler. Student. Sports junkie. NBA & College Football the most. Love Celtics and Nuggets. Love the University of Florida. CHOMP CHOMP
Shyne's take: Check out his blog, he recently started writing.

Gamblaar: I'm a laid back, easy going, light hearted, very sarcastic, and easy to get along with guy that loves sports and gambling. GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!
Shyne's take: Don't ever tell him Josh Cribbs is leaving Cleveland, grounds for a beat down.

SoCal: I've written about me. And you did too. So I think let's keep it short and sweet. "I'm a southern belle with a New York attitude." :)
Shyne's take: Nobody parties harder than Zaza (that's how I call her)!

Heller: strangely literal sarcastic dude who is full of pop culture references & has no affiliation with the movie "Fargo".
Shyne's take: One of the nicest dudes you will ever meet.

Marisa: outspoken and opinionated new yorker from california with love for life, love, family and the san diego chargers!
Shyne's take: She forgot to mention love for me even though I'm not a Chargers fan lol. She hates non-Chargers fans.

Sean: I'm a bad assmofo who doesn't block people cause they called him buiscuit or didn't pay up on a bet!
 Shyne's take: He has a degree in ish talking.


6FT Under: 6'2" basketball playing, jaguar loving, wwe watching, sports maniac.
Shyne's take: I'm offended he never told me he plays basketball. Me and him shall now be referred to as Kobe and Shaq....

Sparkles: I'm a spunky blonde bombshell with the brain of a genius and a zest for life! Southern born and southern bred from the great state of North Carolina.  I love my Carolina Panthers- rawrrawr -and my heart bleeds teal and black.  I am also a fan of college hoops (GO DUKE!), the NBA (love me some Steve Nash), college football (GO NOLES!).  Outside of the sports I am intrigued by psychology--->my major.  I have a fantasy list of boyfriends--->CristianoRonaldo, Drake, Reggie Bush, and the list goes on.  I am a HUGE fan of Lil Wayne (huge is an understatement) and I love hip hop and classic rock.  I strive for nothing but success and hope to whip all yalls @$$ in the picks challenge.  Holler atcha girl!  PEACE!
Shyne's take: Rawr-rawr!

Bob: Co-editor/writer at bareknucks.com. Sports/hip hop enthusiast. Always trying to expand my network so get at me.
Shyne's take: Do check out his website, great sports stuff there.

Breezy: has a certain fascination with Pablo Picasso Jesus Christ Nas and Lindsey Lohan. And often ponders the idea of love.
Shyne's take: If you even remotely like me, thank Breezy. He put me on the map as far as social networking, so you know because of him. He's the effin man!

RIversfn: My name is Kim. I live in beautiful San Diego. Although I was born in Japan, I've lived here most of my life. I come from a large family, including a sister I've never met. To me the best things in life are family, good friends, sports, talking smack, good cooking and the love of a good man. Most of all I enjoy just being me.
Shyne's take: Here was the intro of the email she sent me, just so you know what a wonderful persion she is: "ola Amigo,How are you? I know with the tragedy in Haiti your life may be complicated right now. But as all good women will tell you...you have a friend if you need one. Moi."
Shyne's take: One of my favorite people.


LakerGirl: My name is Sarah,, 22yrs old live in Simi, go to school majoring in journalisn, work @ all pro sports!! Love the Lakers & the Saints!! Fav players Reggie Bush, DFish, Kobe, & Shannon B.
My picks r Saints, Colts, Chargers, & Vikings!!
Shyne's take: Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I couldn't fit her in the spreadsheet but she'll still count. By the way, she's a Lakers fan (duh).


DVD's picks came in late as well so I'm putting them in here: Vikes, Jets, Cards, Ravens.




Kate: I'm a fiesty little white girl who would rather see the Broncos win a super bowl over world peace. LOL. That's my one line.
Shyne's take: You have to give it to her, she's funny as hell.

Aly: graduated from THE University of Tennessee twice and work as a Foster Care Therapist. I'm a football loving, sassy southerner who's blood bleeds some serious Tennessee Volunteer Orange. I very much enjoy trash-talk football, but speak ill of Peyton Manning or my beloved Vols and suffer the consequences. Favorite Athletes: Peyton Manning, Ocho Cinco, Al Wilson, Eric Berry. Least Favorite Athletes: Pretty Boy Brady, Tim Tebow. And while I'm a happy-go-lucky girl, it's worth noting that I seriously despise all things Alabama,Florida and Lane Kiffin.
Shyne's take: Guess how me and Aly started talking....She read my Peyton Manning article. She's awesome like that!

Bella: Top Draft Pick & Franchise Player..My Heart Is Taken By The Best...Baby Jordan
Shyne's take: She knows how to get her "Eagle on".

Coz: Works in Forensics for the State of Colorado. Works hard, but plays harder. Big Longhorns &Bluedevils fan. Originally from North Carolina
Shyne's take: Just because he's such a cool dude, I act like I don't know he likes Duke.

Shari: Known for rage-ful outbursts, total commitment to game day  . .takes it all in and then loves to take it to the page . .  overall zest for all things blue and blue . and ridiculously in love with steve spagnuolo (must admit to you pete carroll is another one .. i even became a pats fan for a while and i think you know how much i despise the pats today).
Shyne's take: She once threatened to kick my ass.

Barrett: I'm just a guy who bet every penny in my possession on the Chargers to beat the Jets.
Shyne's take: That's Chargers love!

DarkSexy: I been an Eagles fan for 15 years now? Favorite athletes are Jackson, Celek, McNabb, Cole and I can name other for the Eagles but outside of the Eagles, one of my best wide receiver in the NFL is Michael Irvin, and Ray Lewis, Quarteback is Payton, Brett, Elway. My hometown is DallasTexas and live 10 minutes from the new Cowboys Stadium. I was born and raise in Dallas Texas but Cowboys never was my favorite team and many people do not understand that.
Shyne's take: She's got spunk to her, try not to test her.

Vranos: animated, motivated, innovated, never duplicated.
Shyne's take: She forgot to say fluent in italian and french; loves the WWE, the Saints and Jags as well as comic books. She's also married. Yup, I just c*ck blocked lol.

MW: My bio: Marcie, aka MDub. 27 & born and raised in the city of sin, Las Vegas. I am happily married to my best friend and a stay at home mommy of 3 amazingly gorgeous kiddos. I love tattoos, music, Tarantino movies, & cheesy reality TV shows. Obsessed with the Dallas Cowboys doesnt even begin to describe it. They truly have my heart!
Shyne's take: She's a super thug and me and her always share our "player intros": She's the first half of 2 of America's Most Wanted; and I'm the second half.

Liv: I'm an L.A. girl so I love all L.A. teams (Lakers, Dodgers) but since we don't have a football team it's Cowboys......I'm a Raiders "supporter" by default (the boyfriend). I love the Cowboys like if they was my kids so I cheer and encourage them but......I also talk sh*t to them when they are being bad (like not winning). lol And you will see that in my tweets. Yes I keeps it real......on a personal level I'm a (true) hip-hop lover, animal advocate (especially Pits, which is why I hate Vick) & a nice girl......& like to tweet with cool positive ppl. Just dn't be disrespectul cause I WILL bite back. You've all seen my "twitter wars" on here. Lol