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Fanspeak's Sports Round-Up:

February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Our favorite blogs & stories from the day:

  • While most Redskins fans are set with the idea of RG3, our friends at Hogs Haven, make some interesting points about Andrew Luck.
  • Bleacher Report's NHL Deadline Deals Report Card.
  • District Sports Page discusses why it was good Caps did not make any moves at the deadline.
  • Do you think Dwight Howard will get moved?  Bleacher Report discusses it further.
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Pre-Register for Fanspeak.com's March Mayhem Bracket Challenge!

February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Its right around the corner…March Madness & Bracketology!  Fanspeak.com is again hosting its annual March Mayhem Bracket Challenge!  This year its Sponsored by Fansedge, so check them out for fan merchandise!

You can pre-register now and then after Selection Sunday, make your picks!  You can compete in the Fanspeak-wide competition for prizes or set up your own leagues with friends, family or co-workers.  Those leagues are also in the running for the prizes!

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NFL Combine – Day 4 Open Thread:

February 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

Its the last day of the NFL Combine and now its the secondary's turn to show their skills.  Cornerbacks & Safeties workout today.

Who are you most looking forward to watching?  Who will rise and who will fall?

For full NFL Combine Coverage, visit Fanspeak's NFL Combine Page!  

NFL Combine Day 3 Open Thread

February 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Its Day 3 of the NFL Combine and now its the Defense's turn to shine.  Defensive lineman and Linebackers are up on Monday.

Who do you think will shine?  Who may make their draft stock fall?

Scouting Combine Day Two Open Thread

February 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Day two of the scouting combine is today where we will get to see the quarterbacks and the skill positions at work. While some of the top guys aren't participating there is still plenty of great talent to watch. Who are you watching today?

Daily Discussion: NFL Combine Day 1 Open Thread:

February 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Offensive Linemen and Tight ends do the drills today. Who will shine and who will fall down team's draft boards? Any particular players you are interested in seeing?

Weekly Blogger Debate – NFL Combine Edition

February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Thanks to John & Nolan for joining Steve in our Weekly Blogger Debate.  This week we discuss the NFL Combine, which will be the focus for NFL Draft fans the next 5 days.

So what's your opinion to these questions?        

1.  Who do you expect to have the biggest Combine performance and why?

JOHN MANUEL:

David Wilson, VA Tech.  If he flies in the 40, he could rise on draft boards.

NOLAN MUCCIARONE:

I don't think anybody knows yet. Give me a small school guy to make the biggest splash and become the talk of the combine.

STEVEOSPEAK:

I think that Boston College LB Luke Kueckly will have a tremendous combine. He'll show good instincts in the positional drills, and should time out faster and quicker than most give him credit for.

2.  Which player will hurt their draft stock the most with their Combine performance and why?

JOHN MANUEL:

From what it sounds like, Alshon Jeffrey could crush himself if he is slow.  Probably going to hear a lot of Mike Williams’ comparisons I am guessing.

NOLAN MUCCIARONE:

Orson Charles. I still haven't forgave him for breaking the Gators' 2006 BCS National Championship trophy and then signing with Georgia.

STEVEOSPEAK:

Hmm I'll say Brock Osweiler, I know he is only throwing against air, but that hitch in his delivery will get scrutinized with every miss throw.

3.  Which QB do you think will look the best?

JOHN MANUEL:

Luck if he throws.  Too bad Skins didn't go Beck for 16 games so we would have the 1st pick right now.  If not, and with Griffin not throwing and Tannehill out.  I would say Brandon Weeden, he looks impressive as a thrower.

NOLAN MUCCIARONE:

John Brantley. Oh wait, you said best. Yeah, I'm going to go with Nick Foles.

STEVEOSPEAK:

Andrew Luck will look the best if he participates, if not Brandon Weeden could steal the show.

4.  What is the most overrated Combine drill?

JOHN MANUEL:

It would be getting yelled at by that dude while benching.  That whole scenario is overrated.  They will overplay that.  For real, maybe its QBs doing the jumping skills.  Unless you’re Russell Wilson, he will need to jump to throw in the NFL.

NOLAN MUCCIARONE:

The bench press. Does anybody other than LaRon Landry think it means anything?

STEVEOSPEAK:

I think the 40 yard dash has to be the most overrated. Not to say that speed isn't crucial, but there is a huge difference between game and track speed, especially without pads on, and people spend months working on their track technique.

5.  Round to the nearest 5…about how many players will Mike Mayock say "I love this kid!"?

JOHN MANUEL:

4 days x 300+ players + excessive boring down time – Rich Eisen 40 talk = 210 times.  My guess is Doug Martin leads with 18.

NOLAN MUCCIARONE:

75.

STEVEOSPEAK:

I'll say at least 200 times. There will be a few players that Mayock doesn't love, but most he will find at least one thing that he 'loves'.

 

 

DAILY DISCUSSION: NHL Trades?

February 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

NHL's Trade Deadline is Monday, Feb. 27…just 3 days away!  Here is the ESPN Trade Tracker.

What moves do you expect  to see in the next 3 days?  What teams besides the Capitals do you feel MUST make a move or moves in order to make the playoffs?

 

DAILY DISCUSSION: Impact of Finley Staying With Packers?

February 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Green Bay Packers and Jermichael Finley have reached a two-year, $15 million deal.  So what ripple effects will this have on the Packers other signings?  How will it effect other teams' signings?

Some think this could mean Matt Flynn will be franchised and traded, which is a huge shake-up. If that's the case, which team is most likely to trade for Flynn's services?

DAILY DISCUSSION: Kobe & the Lakers

February 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

The other night Kobe Bryant made controversial comments regarding Pau Gasol and potential trade talks.  Then Bryant and Derek Fisher hold a team only meeting to discuss everything going on.

How much impact will all this drama have on the Lakers end result…their seed in playoffs and how they do there?  Do you think Kobe was right to speak out about all the trade talks in support of Gasol?

Finally, do you think Gasol will indeed be traded or will he still be a Laker after the trade deadline?