Friday, October 30, 2009

Aaron Rising

Imagine what it must be like to be Aaron Rodgers.

You're a young, star quarterback in a town that loves its football.  You attended the top public university in the country (but you haven't graduated, yet) and mothers send you their daughter's picture in the mail in the off chance that you might fall madly in love with them.

You currently rank second in the NFL in passer rating behind some guy named Manning and your team is a game out of first place in the NFC North despite an offensive line that resembles a group of blind matadors.  You've got a huge game coming up on Sunday against your most bitter rival.  And all anyone can talk about is some 40-year-old dude who's thrown more interceptions than anyone in NFL history. 

Something tells me for the understated Rodgers, life is good.

Start Em or Sit Em?

Welcome to Start Em or Sit Em week 8. This column is going to look outside of the obvious players and focus on players who can possibly offer value if you are suffering from injuries or dealing with players on bye. The one guarantee I will make is this, you should sit Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Clinton Portis, Cedric Benson, Randy Moss and Chad Ochocinco.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

World Series Musings: Game 1

Some random thoughts on Game 1 of what looks like it could be a very entertaining World Series:

  • One has to wonder what former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge must have been thinking if he was watching this game.  With Cliff Lee and C.C. Sabathia being trotted out as their team's aces, it can't possibly seem any more unfair that Wedge was fired by the former employer of both Lee and Sabathia, the Indians.

Football Picks Week 8

Greetings to all. I would like to personally thank Adam for allowing me to join the site and share my thoughts. Let it be known that I bleed Viking purple however I will not allow that to interfere with any topic I do decide to cover, will take a professional approach to the site and offer as much of my knowledge as possible. I hope you enjoy!

I would like to debut by analyzing week 8's NFL matchups. This week offers some intriguing matchups as well as some possible snoozers. Let's take a look.

Teams on bye: Bengals, Buccaneers, Patriots, Redskins, and Steelers.

Big Changes

Hello all.

Today is an exciting day for this blog. As you may or may not have have noticed, I have welcomed a new writer and partner into the fold, and his name is Mike Spillman.

Along with the addition of Mike, there are going to be some major changes here at Quick Hits..., most notably a new name.

We will no longer be known as Quick Hits From The Sidelines and instead will be known as Everything But Hockey. The URL you use to get here will be changing as well, to

As I said, this is a very exciting time as Mike and I work on getting this thing really up and running, so stay tuned for more updates.

Friday, October 2, 2009

5 Reasons To Be Excited About The 2010 San Francisco Giants (That No One Is Really Talking About)

What a year 2009 has been for Giants fans.

A team that was written off before the season even started gave the faithful a season full of exciting moments, virtuoso performances and reasons to be optimistic about the future.