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Sean Meade
Name: Sean Meade
Member since: October 16, 2002
Last visit: April 26, 2004

Sean Meade has posted 4 links and 19 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

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Winning with defense.: We know Tampa Bay doesn't win with offense (and they lost without it yesterday). But McNabb, Manning, and Vick get a lot more press than their top 4 ranked defenses. This helps to show why Philly can still win with McNabb gone (10-3 against the Rams yesterday w/31 fantasy pts for the defense), why Indy can win with the Edge performing spottily, and why Vick can win with few other offensive talents around him. Oakland also has a potent offense with the 10 ranked defense (points against). (apology for 2 FPP in same day inside.)

posted by Sean Meade to football at 03:23 PM on December 02, 2002 - 2 comments

Another BCS nightmare is upon us.: Iowa is number 3 in both polls and could be cut out of the BCS entirely.

"This is worse than the nightmare scenario with four unbeaten teams," BCS expert Jerry Palm said Sunday.

current most likely scenario:

Fiesta: Miami vs. Ohio State.
Orange: Notre Dame vs. Georgia.
Sugar: Florida State vs. USC.
Rose: Washington State vs. Oklahoma.

We can argue for a playoff until we're blue in the face, but what should be done this year?

posted by Sean Meade to football at 10:57 AM on December 02, 2002 - 11 comments

Shaq is a punk.:

There's a pain on the outside of my knee in 2004. So if Phil was not picked, I probably will not play through the pain.


posted by Sean Meade to basketball at 01:06 PM on November 18, 2002 - 6 comments

Can you really teach an old dog new tricks?: Now in New Orleans, with enthusiastic fans and the arena deal they wanted, the Hornets 'took the uncharacteristic step of locking up the franchise's most valuable commodity for the next six years.'

Interesting article putting an objectively positive spin on a lot of Hornets' personnel decisions that looked really bad at the time.

I lived in Charlotte for six years during Shinn's residency, and we thought he was cheap (financially and personally). He destroyed a wealth of good will in the center of basketball heaven. What do you think, is this a new leaf?

posted by Sean Meade to basketball at 10:49 AM on October 28, 2002 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

New NFL Draft Thread.

- I really like what the Vikings did. They drafted defense, which they obviously need. No more of the Denny 'Constitutionally Incapable of Drafting Defense' Green drafts. - I'm really proud of Iowa-boy Robert Gallery. I hope he tears up the league (even if he did get picked by the Raiders).

posted by Sean Meade at 06:48 PM on April 26, 2004

Maybe punting on first down wasn't a good idea....

Vikings fan. the most painful things about that Falcons game, in no particular order: - we never should have let them back in the game in the first place. - Green's bad call at the end from this article - the Falcons getting shellacked by the Broncos to prove they didn't belong there in the first place.

posted by Sean Meade at 03:27 PM on December 16, 2002

Dirk won't be necessary for a win until june because no win will be necessary until then, at this rate. they should make sure he's healthy.

posted by Sean Meade at 12:38 PM on December 11, 2002

Don't send mail to Roy Williams.

Williams is notoriously testy about this kind of thing. remember a couple of years ago when he called KU fans a 'wine and cheese' crowd? is the mounting pressure of not having won it all getting to him? he sure is snakebitten. i pull for him, but he's awfully touchy for this kind of a high-profile job that brings high-profile pressure.

posted by Sean Meade at 12:37 PM on December 11, 2002

Thoughts while sitting in front of football with my laptop on sunday(now if only we had Wi-Fi!) For all of those people who said around week 5 that the Bledsoe trade was a bad idea: Baloney! It was too early to tell. Bledsoe is an amazing athlete, but Brady gets it done. True, Drew doesn't have the same supporting cast or coaching. But he makes bad decisions, too. He doesn't have that intangible winner thing. Maybe he's kind of like Marino in that way: great guy, great athlete, great mechanics, can't win it. Some of that is circumstantial. But there are some guys who get it done - the Joe Montanas of the world. He wasn't the most gifted athlete ever. But he could win with the best of them. The Conventional Wisdom is that you shouldn't lose your starting position to injury. I don't think that's right. I think you go with the guy who is performing right now. I think Bill Belichek made the right call last year sticking with Brady (is this a theme?). Most overused phrase in football: guts. This stuff doesn't matter enough for it to be guts. If it does, there's a big lack of perspective. (Of course that begs the question: why do I give it so much time? Is it enough that it's fun?) Terrell Owens is one of the most amazing athletes playing football today. Every catch and run is a potential touchdown. His catch in the second half was totally singular. He's tougher and plays harder than Moss. But he's a punk, so I don't pull for him. I'd pull for effective, decent competitors, guys with class: Cris Carter, Jeff Garcia, Tom Brady, Emmitt Smith, Priest Holmes, and the like. The way to win in the NFL is to put together a solid offensive line as the core for reasonable money. If you hae that, you don't need world-beater backs and recievers. You want a good kicker, too. After that you can get good guys on defense without paying too much. You can get effective backs and recievers. But if you gamble and spend too much money on big free agent 'stars', your O-line will probably suck, and then your stars will get killed. New England has built a good budget team that way without having to go through salary cap hell. Sheesh, I'm talking myself into being a New England fan. Dallas has some young players like Woody Danzler and Roy Williams that they can build on. But they're O-line is terrible now. I'm also becoming a Philadelphia fan. They just keep winning, with whatever QB they stick in there.

posted by Sean Meade at 11:09 AM on December 10, 2002

Completely Snookered.

from what i have heard, this was Mack Brown's MO as well, especially at UNC. it's one reason i don't pull for UT.

posted by Sean Meade at 11:13 AM on December 06, 2002

i'm not complaining about the no 3 team getting left out of the title game. i'm complaining about the number 3 team getting left out of the BCS all together: 4 bowl games, 8 teams, and no number 3 because of conference championships and alignments and Notre Dame and rights and drawing power and the fact that numbers 2 and 3 come from the same conference. do we really want the BCS to have only one team per conference?

posted by Sean Meade at 09:44 AM on December 04, 2002

Another BCS nightmare is upon us.

i like those NFL BCS rankings. plus, they lend further credence to my winning with defense FPP with Oakland jumping to 4th with a mix of good defense and great offense.

posted by Sean Meade at 03:56 PM on December 02, 2002

Winning with defense.

i kept waiting to post this in the comments of Oliver's beat report, which hasn't come yet, so i decided to go ahead and pull the trigger.

posted by Sean Meade at 03:23 PM on December 02, 2002

Another BCS nightmare is upon us.

yeah, but it's bad for the Hawkeyes.

posted by Sean Meade at 12:56 PM on December 02, 2002

Another BCS nightmare is upon us.

they'd have to take them as the big 12 champ, right? if so, the sticking point is that OS is the big 10 champ, and Iowa is ranked so highly.

posted by Sean Meade at 12:29 PM on December 02, 2002

Seattle vs KC - battle of the really crappy defenses. Hasslebeck was yesterday's passing leader and Green was second. i don't see any reason to 2nd guess Martz' Warner pick. i was concerned, but Warner played well. the 'Skins got to him. the Rams' OL didn't do their job. and the Rams are missing Marshall. i don't see how they can make it now. they dug themselves a hole with Martz not running enough and Warner ailing. and the injuries will keep them from doing anything herculean. the Pats passed too much and came back to the run. Spurrier found it yesterday. these mad scientists are cool, but they better remember the run.

posted by Sean Meade at 12:58 PM on November 25, 2002

best Heisman quote ever: 'Gino Torretta, whose ratio of Heisman trophies to completed passes in the NFL is 1-0,...' [or something pretty close to that] - Chris Berman

posted by Sean Meade at 11:46 AM on November 22, 2002

Shaq is a punk.

he's got a bad knee now and figures on having it in 2004 and wouldn't play on a less-than-perfect knee for Larry Brown (or, incidentally, his country). that's my take.

posted by Sean Meade at 11:40 AM on November 22, 2002

Shaq is a punk.

i'm not 'Mr Patriotism', but our national team just got handed it's butt and Shaq doesn't think he can show up to play for a little national pride? where does he think his egregious salary and endorsements come from? answer: the American Way.

posted by Sean Meade at 01:09 PM on November 18, 2002