Sunday, October 19, 2008

Aound the Sports World With Brett

In the NFL:

The Houston Texans had a great start against the Detroit Lions, but they finished sloppy. However, thier great start made up for their lousy finish. The Texans started off with a three-touchdown lead and kept the lead to win it 28-21. Calvin Johnson came out in the 4th quarter with a 96 yard touchdown. The Lions are currently keeping up their lossing streak with a record of 0-6.

The Tennessee Titans remain the NFL's only unbeaten team with a record of 6-0. Today, they faced the Kanas Chiefs with a final score of 31-10. The Chiefs currently have a record of 1-5. To avoid being shut out, the Kanas Chiefs scored 10 points at the last minute in the 4th quarter. "Your run game is a development of the way your team plays," Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. "The backs got a lot of extra yards on their own after contact."

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Countdown to College Football Saturday

Sam reporting for Saturday, October 11th, 2008:

Top 25 Teams:

#5 Texas at #1 Oklahoma
Prediction: Oklahoma
The title of the best conference in college football is slowly shifting to the Big 12, and the conference has a chance to flex its guns today with the cream of its crop going head to head. Oklahoma is the best team in the nation right now and they look unstoppable when they’re rolling on all cylinders. Look for Oklahoma’s offense to control the tempo of the game and keep Colt McCoy on the sidelines. Oklahoma is by far the more talented team in this match up, but if Texas can play lights out defense and have Colt McCoy do what he has been doing, they have a chance of winning this game.

#17 Oklahoma State at #3 Missouri
Prediction: Missouri
There will be a battle of two very talented offenses going head to head in this matchup. Chase Daniel and the Tigers will look to show they are a National Championship contender by playing a very good and overlooked Oklahoma State team. The Cowboys coach, Mike Gundy, has done a great job grooming his young quarterback Zac Robinson into the next great passer from the Big 12 and their offense is just as explosive as the other great offenses in that conference. This should be another Big 12 high scoring shootout.

#4 LSU at #11 Florida
Prediction: LSU
Tune into this game for the latest installment of the LSU- Florida, SEC powerhouse teams, rivalry. Although it is hard to believe the higher ranked LSU Tigers are the underdogs in this matchup. LSU has a very balanced offensive attack with redshirt freshman Jarrett Lee at quarterback and the talented tail back Charles Scott in the backfield. Oh, and did I mention their defense, led by Ricky Jean-Francois is, as my friend would say, is “sick nasty.” With all of that said, Florida still has the Heiman Trophy winner Tim Tebow at the helm of their offense, and they should keep this game close. I just can’t see Florida winning this game, with the uncertainty of Percy Harvins ankle and the “sick nastiness” of LSU’s defense.

#6 Penn State at Wisconsin
Prediction: Penn State
Watch out all of you Penn State fans, your Nittany Lions are on upset alert. Camp Randall Stadium is a very tough environment to play in and you better believe the Wisconsin fans and players are going to be bitter over their heart breaking loss to Ohio State last week. Look for Wisconsin to keep this game close, but with Evan Royster leading the charge, I believe that Penn State will prevail.

Nebraska at #7 Texas Tech
Prediction: Texas Tech
If you don’t know who Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree are, I suggest you come out of your cave and just catch a glimpse of the magic these guys make on the football field. You can also go to their own personal website,, to see their campaign videos for the Heisman Trophy this year. In all seriousness though, this is one of the best quarterback/wide receiver tandems to come through college football in a long time. The Red Raiders should be able to handily take care of a Nebraska team that is still trying to rebuild its program, under rookie head coach Bo Pelini, and return it to its former glory.

Arizona State at #8 USC
Prediction: USC
I, along with just about every other college football fan, was extremely shocked at USC’s loss to Oregon State two weeks ago. I don’t see how a team with that much talent could ever lose, especially after a strong win over Ohio State, but they did. They were able to redeem themselves last week with a win over Oregon, but they still have a lot of work to do if they plan on getting to the National Championship game, and this would be another step towards doing so. With guys like Maualuga, Cushing, and Mays on their defense, the Trojans should be able to contain Rudy Carpenter and the Sun Devils offense. The Trojan offense, led by Mark Sanchez and Joe McKnight, can hold its own against a mediocre Arizona State defense.

New Mexico at #9 BYU
Prediction: BYU
At #9 in the rankings you see BYU, one of the most underrated teams in the nation. Max Hall and the Cougars have been rolling on all cylinders since day one of the season. I really hope this team goes undefeated and gets to play in a BCS Bowl Game and show Amer ica how good this team really is. I really don’t see BYU having any problems handling this decent New Mexico team.

Tennessee at #10 Georgia
Prediction: Georgia
This should be a pretty interesting SEC East matchup, which could have conference championship implications. Look for this to be a matchup of the running backs, with Knowshon Moreno for the Bulldogs and Arian Foster for the Vols. Georgia will be looking to rebound after a tough loss to Alabama, and beat an underachieving Volunteer football team.

Purdue at #12 Ohio State
Prediction: Ohio State
I’m not sure which team is more disappointing, Purdue who has severely underachieved this year or Ohio State who has contin uously shown that they can’t keep up with the best teams from the power conferences. Either way, it should provide viewers with an interesting matchup, as well as getting to watch one of the best running backs in the nation in Chris “Beanie” Wells. Although, the two players I want to keep my eyes on the most in this game, are the quarterbacks for each team. Curtis Painter of Purdue is a great passer and is being looked at as one of the better college quarterback prospects, while the young Terrelle Pryor is still developing into an extraordinary talent who can beat you in the air or on the ground. Ohio State should win this game and maybe show that they deserve to get another shot at a National Championship.

#13 Vanderbilt at Mississippi State
Prediction: Vanderbilt

#14 Utah at Wyoming
Prediction: Utah
#15 Boise State at Southern Miss
Prediction: Boise State

Colorado at #16 Kansas
Prediction: Colorado

Arkansas at #20 Auburn
Prediction: Auburn

Notre Dame at #22 North Carolina
Prediction: North Carolina

#2320Michigan State at Northwestern
Prediction: Michigan State

#25 Ball State at Western Kentucky
Prediction: Ball State

Other Games to Watch:

Minnesota at Illinois
Prediction: Illinois

South Carolina at Kentucky
Prediction:20South Carolina

TCU at Colorado State
Prediction: TCU

Arizona at Stanford
Prediction: Stanford

Kansas State at Texas A&M
Prediction: Texas A&M

Tulsa at Southern Methodist
Prediction: Tulsa

UCLA at Oregon
Prediction: Oregon

Friday, October 10, 2008

MLB Playoff Daily

MLB Playoff news and notes from October 9th, 2008
1. Philadelphia, which led the National League with 214 home runs in 2008, banged its way to victory against one of baseball's stingiest pitchers in Derek Lowe, who allowed only 14 home runs during the regular seasonin 211 innings.

2. Pat Burrell and Chase Utley both hit a home run each in the sixth inning to lead the Phils to a game one victory in support of Cole Hamels, who only allowed two runs in seven innings, including one in the first off of a Manny Ramirez double.

3. To start the sixth inning, Shane Victorino reached on an error on one of Derek Lowe's induced groudball to start the game, 14 of which were for outs.

4. A home run in almost any other park, Ramirez's shot stayed in play and became a double, while the two balls hit by Chase Utley and Pat Burrell in the sixth inning for HR's would've been doubles in Dodger Stadium.

5. Since the League Championship Series moved to a seven-game format in 1985, teams that have taken 1-0 leads have won 29 of the 46 series combined between the two leagues. In the NL alone, 16 of the 23 teams that have gone on to win game one in the NLCS, have gone on to win the series.

On tap for Saturday Night's edition of SportsTalkSoup

This is the brand new SportsTalkSoup weekly edition show where we talk about college football, the MLB playoffs, the NHL, and anything that has happened the past week or on Saturday during the day.We also give you highlights for the first time on the show of all the MLB playoff action, and the top 25 games in the day of college football. We will be joined by Chris Wassel from the NHL Arena Podcast and the Fantasy Hockey Hour. He will be along to give you a preview of the NHL season, including his stanley cup picks. He will also be giving highlights of all the NHL action of the day in the NHL and we give you any major headlines from the first couple games in the NHL so far. All this and more on SportsTalkSoup with your host The Godfather. Catch it on at 1130pm est.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Chris Wassel from the NHL Arena Podcast is on our next show!

Chris Wassel from the NHL Arena Podcast will be on our show next saturday. Time of the show will be given at a later date this week. You can also catch Chris Wassel on Fantasy Hockey Hour every Sunday at 4pm est.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Around The Sport's World With Brett

I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. I am Brett Karwowicz. I am the switchboard man for the Godfather. On some occasions of the show, the Godfather lets me do a short segment in the beginning of the show called, “Around the Sport’s World with Brett in 1 minute.” Well, every Sunday, on this site, I will update my part of Around the Sports World for all of you to see. It will consist of a few stories for every category of sports that took place on the weekend.

In The NFL:
The Colts Have Comeback to Rally Back to Life: With 3:36 minutes left to go in the 4th quarter, linebacker Gary Brackett recovered a 68 yard fumble return for a touchdown. With under 5 minutes left in the game, the Colts came back after being down by 17 points. The result was the largest comeback in the final five minutes to win in regulation in NFL history.

The Giants Show that They are Under No Pressure Without Burress: ‘‘That's because the Giants proved how good they could be without wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who was finishing a two-week suspension for unspecified rules violations. They were cool, efficient and as explosive as they've been during their 4-0 start. They also appeared to be a team that could operate just fine without Burress, their most important offensive player during their drive to the Super Bowl title.” (

This is The Worst-ever Cub’s Failure: It hasn’t been since 2003 since the Chicago Cubs won a playoff game. The Los Angeles Dodgers just eliminated them in three games. The first two were embarrassments for the Cubs. So now the Dodgers advance to the NLCS.

The Philadelphia Phillies are ready for anything in the NL championship series. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Sunday, "I think we can hold our own with them. Actually, I think we can beat anybody in the National League, really."

Rockies' 1B has surgery on lower back: Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton had surgery on his lower back and is expected to be ready for spring training. Helton had played in at least 144 games in each of the previous 10 seasons.

Tony Stewart Celebrates in Victory Lane After Winning the Talladega 500: A huge wreck, caused by Carl Edwards, sent a few drivers home for the day. But, Stewart managed to put it together and get to the front of the pack to bring him and his team a victory.

MLB Playoff Daily

MLB Playoff News and Notes from October 4th, 2008

1. Of the 17 teams to fall behind 0-2 in an NLDS, the Brewers are the fourth to force a Game 4, joining the 1995 Rockies, 2004 Dodgers and '06 Padres. None of those teams forced a fifth game.

2.The middle-of-the-order trio of Chase Utley, Howard and Pat Burrell went 3-for-11 with one RBI on Saturday. They are 4-for-28 with eight strikeouts in the first three games.

3.Dave Bush and the Milwaukee bullpen kept the playoffs alive for the Brewers, with Bush allowing one run in 5 1/3 innings and four relievers combining for shutout ball the rest of the way.

4. J.J. Hardy had three hits, including an RBI single in the two-run first, after which Milwaukee never trailed.

5. Victorino's interference into Craig Counsell on a routine double play hit by pedro feliz caused the Phils a run in the top of the ninth inning, in which Ryan Howard would have scored.

6.This obstruction was off of rule 2.0 from the Major League in which it says if a runner, batter, or batter - runner is out, then, all players must return to their previous base.

7. Alfonso Soriano was 0-for-5, bringing him to 3-for-28 in his two postseason series in Chicago. Ramirez was 0-for-3, making him a light-running 2-for-32 in the playoffs since the Cubs climbed within one victory of meeting Torre's Yankees in the 2003 World Series.

8. Derek Lee remained RBI - less as a member of the Cubs during the postseason even after hitting for two doubles in the Cub's loss last night.

9. The Cubs now have lost nine consecutive playoff games—a low in their century-long history of lows.

10. The Cubs become the ninth team in the last 14 seasons to lead their league in victories and not advance past the first round.

Show tonight at 1030pm est.

We will talk about the MLB playoff games,we will see if Tampa gets it done in U.S Cellular Field against a team who's been good in elimination games against the Tigers and Twins previously. Also, we talk about the Red Sox and see if Beckett can close it out at Fenway Park. All this and more can all be listened to on SportsTalkSoup only on Guests for the show will be listed later today.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Upcoming show - Saturday, October 4th

We will be having our second consecutive week of a college football scoreboard show called SportsTalkSoup's College Football Scoreboard Show on saturday, october 4th at midnight est. If you missed last show, we had renowned college football sports writer named steve memargee from So, you know that we will try and land a writer from another renowned site for our show on saturday night on Also, for the last 30 minutes of the show we will have the host of the NHL Arena Podcast show on to talk to him about the upcoming NHL season. Catch all this and more on SportsTalkSoup's College Football Scoreboard Show on Saturday night at midnight est. only on