Next Time.

February 10, 2010
Uh.

Next Year


Episode 26 – We Return

January 15, 2010

So we did in fact record a new episode.  So for all of you clamoring for our return this is your fault.  We discuss the NFL playoffs and who we like in each of the match ups.  Jeff obviously likes the Colts so prepare yourself for that.  After about twenty minutes pretending like we know what we’re talking about we switch over to the NBA and try and catch up on what’s happened so far this season.

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Holy Crap, I think we’re Back!

January 14, 2010

That’s right, your favorite two sports BS’er are back. Well Ok, we all know that I’m your favorite and Kellan is just filler, but we don’t want to rub that in his face or anything. We have recently made plans to post another podcast tonight and I’m sure that will get Kellan in the mood again to start posting his articles again. So basically we’re coming out of hiding and going to let K and J Sports out of the bag again.

That all being said, I would like to take this time to speak for a brief moment about my Colts.  As the divisional round of the NFL playoffs comes near, the Baltimore Ravens will be stepping onto Lucas Oil Field Saturday, with the intensions to take down my #1 seed Colts. Now I personally believe the Colts can come out of this game ready to take on the Chargers or Jets, but I did read a comment on an ESPN article that has been echoing in my head this morning. “Consider this: IND has never won a (playoff) game as a no. 1 or no. 2 seed (since the NFL started seeding in 1975).” Granted your past does not dictate your future, but I am someone that holds statistics to be a guiding indicator of trends. Like rules, trends are made to be broken and the Colts are in a pretty good place to snap that horrible sounding streak. But on top of the 7 4th quarter come back wins this season, hearing that this morning has only inflamed the ulcer my team has given me this year from worrying.

The Colts have not played a full game since their Dec. 17th 35-31 win over Jacksonville, and as everyone knows this has started quite the conversation about resting starters or playing for perfection. Now I’m not going to get into that debate right now other then to say that if they get a ring the debate dies, if they don’t…well then the conversation lives.

So in conclusion, it looks like K and J Sports is back for the moment and there will be more posts to follow. And as always, GO COLTS!


The NBA season is upon us

October 31, 2008

The NBA season kicked off this Tuesday so it’s time for some thoughts.

Aldridge and Roy

Aldridge and Roy

Greg Oden gets hurt in his first game in the NBA and is now out 2-4 weeks.  People are making a ton of Sam Bowie jokes but I feel these are misplaced.  As are the feeling that Oden should be the savior of the franchise.  With players like Roy, Aldridge, and Fernandez there are plenty of other places to go.  The Blazers will just have to figure out a way to utilize Pryzbilla in the starting line-up which is something that worked pretty well last season.  Plus as the season moves along I’m predicting other players on the team will improve as well such as Channing Frye, Travis Outlaw, Jerryd Bayless, Sergio Rodriguez.  It was one game and it was against an LA team firing on all cylinders while it looked like only Rudy Fernandez was at full speed on Tuesday.  I still have high hopes for the TrailBlazers and expect them to reach the playoffs regardless of what Oden does.  John Canzano of The Oregonian agrees with me.

Then we have my Golden State Warriors.  With an off-season where we lost Baron Davis and Monta Ellis was injured in a freak moped accident (how bizarre is that) things are not looking great for the fans of Oakland.  Luckily Correy Maggette was added to the mix and in his first game came out and led the team in scoring.  Stephen Jackson played well also.  Al Harrington is asking to be traded, and I feel that it’s probably time to let him go anyway as he doesn’t seem to be fully utilized in Nelson system.  Hopefuly a complementary piece can come back in trade.  I’m a fan and I hold out hope that they can make the playoffs, but things are going to have to fall into place pretty quickly for that to be an option.

People are talking about how the West is falling off compared to last year.  And it pretty much had to.  So many teams were at a basically level point of competitiveness in the West last year as the former(?) powerhouses of San Antonio, Dallas, and Phoenix saw a slight decline while other teams are becoming the new powerhouses like New Orleans, LA Lakers, Utah.  The Rockets have maintained for a while, but adding Artest seems a savvy move that I think will pay dividends over the next couple of years.  I think they’ll at least make it out of the first round of the playoffs (finally!).

The East is looking better with the Knicks and Heat looking like they could be competitive as opposed to the total pushovers they were last year.  I still think the top of the east comes down to Boston, Detroit, and Cleveland, but the Raptors are on the rise and Dwight Howard and the Magic are nothing to trifle with.

My initial feeling is that we’ll see a New Orleans vs. Detroit final as New Orleans figures out how to make it through the playoffs and Detroit’s young talent becomes more valuable while the veterans will see little drop-off.  I give it to New Orleans, though.


NFL Week 2 Picks

September 12, 2008

Because of various factors including a wedding and change of residence Jeff and I have been unable to do a podcast and share our picks for NFL week 2 with you.  These picks are not against the spread, but just straight up win or lose.

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Away

Kellan’s Pick

Carolina (1-0-0)

Chicago (1-0-0)

Chicago

Washington (0-1-0)

New Orleans (1-0-0)

New Orleans

St. Louis (0-1-0)

NY Giants (1-0-0)

NY Giants

Minnesota (0-1-0)

Indianapolis (0-1-0)

Minnesota

Kansas City (0-1-0)

Oakland (0-1-0)

Oakland

Cincinnati (0-1-0)

Tennessee (1-0-0)

Tennessee

Jacksonville (0-1-0)

Buffalo (1-0-0)

Jacksonville

Detroit (0-1-0)

Green Bay (1-0-0)

Green Bay

Seattle (0-1-0)

San Fran (0-1-0)

Seattle

Tampa Bay (0-1-0)

Atlanta (1-0-0)

Tampa Bay

Arizona (1-0-0)

Miami (0-1-0)

Arizona

Houston (0-1-0)

Baltimore (1-0-0)

Baltimore

Denver (1-0-0)

San Diego (0-1-0)

San Diego

NY Jets (1-0-0)

New England (1-0-0)

New England

Cleveland (0-1-0)

Pittsburgh (1-0-0)

Pittsburgh

Dallas (1-0-0)

Philadelphia (1-0-0)

Dallas


College Football Opening Saturday

August 30, 2008

I’m visiting my parent’s this holiday weekend and am watching the football games.  I have to say that I was pretty disappointed with Oregon State’s performance on Thursday against Stanford.  They lost because of stupid mistakes, but they normally start off pretty slow so hopefully next week they can work on limiting their turnovers.

Chad Johnson has changed his legal name so he is now Chad Javon Ocho Cinco.  While I can see how his actions may be distracting it does not seem like he ever does anything to harm anybody.  He just seems to be enjoying life as much as possible.  Good luck Chad Ocho Cinco.

Chad Ocho Cinco

Chad Ocho Cinco

The Golden State Warriors are investigating Monta Ellis’ injury.  With how much money has been guaranteed for him they should follow up on everything.  They’ve set him up to be the face of the franchise (I love Stephen Jackson but have you seen his face?), so the Warriors must do everything in their power to keep him healthy.  I guess more on this to come. Read the rest of this entry »


Rest In Peace “The Duck”

August 26, 2008

 

R.I.P. Duck

R.I.P. Duck

Kevin Duckworth passed away from a heart attack last night in Gleneden Beach, Oregon, he was only 44. I just wanted to take a quick second and take off my hat to a old favorite of mine as a kid.

Kevin Duckworth was drafted 9th in the 2nd round of the 1986 NBA Draft by San Antonio and was later traded that season to the Portland Trailbazers. He played for a little more then 6 years as a Blazers, and ran to the championship twice. After the Blazers, he played four more years in the NBA, he spent two years in Washington with the Bullets, one year with the Bucks and finally retired after one year with the Clippers. Duckworth ended up coming back to Portland and was a big part of the community.

I’ll remember the big double 0’s playing good defense and picking up his points when it was needed. He was a great community member and will be missed.