Sunday, May 1, 2016

TPSG 2016 NFL Draft Recap

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cardinals Draft Brandon Williams

The Cardinals selected Texas A&M CB Brandon Williams in round 3 (number 93 overall) of the NFL Draft tonight.  He played RB for 3 years at Texas A&M before being converted to CB.  He appears to be a heckuva athlete and I'm assuming will be put to work on special teams pronto.   He's raw at CB though, it may take him some time to contribute there.  I'll qualify him as a work in progress with big potential.  Steve Keim has been solid in round 3 so I'm optimistic!

Vikings Draft Mackensie Alexander

The Vikings selected Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander in round 2 (54th overall pick) of the NFL Draft tonight.  I'm assuming that this was a case of BPA as CB is not a pressing need for the Vikings.  Regardless, I like the pick, this guy has first round talent and the Vikings got him late in round 2.  It sounds like his stock dropped some due to his cockiness, but IMO that's a great trait to have as an NFL CB, especially if you can back it up.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cardinals Draft Robert Nkemdiche

The Cardinals used their first round draft pick (number 29 overall) tonight on Mississippi DT Robert Nkemdiche.  He was projected as a top 5 pick at one point, he's great value at the 29th pick.   Freakish talent with a few red flags.  Arizona may be a perfect landing spot for him, they have a great locker room and lots of leadership to help develop him.  He can play some fullback too!

Vikings Draft Laquon Treadwell

The Vikings used their first round draft pick (number 23 overall) tonight on Mississippi WR Laquon Treadwell.  He fills a need for a big, physical WR for the Vikings, don't overlook his blocking ability either given that they have a RB like Adrian Peterson carrying the ball. Nice addition.

NFL Draft Thoughts

The 2016 NFL Draft starts today and runs through Saturday.  I absolutely love the draft!  I couldn't be more excited!  It really is heaven for football fans.  Here are a few thoughts as we head into day 1. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

AZ Tidbits

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

John Oliver on Puerto Rico

Once again, John Oliver speaks a lot of sense.

Monday, April 25, 2016

2016 TPSG NFL Mock Draft 6.0

The NFL Draft starts on Thursday!   News since my last mock draft?  The Eagles gave up a boatload in a trade to the Browns for the number 2 overall pick of the draft.  The Redskins signed free agent CB Josh Norman to alleviate their pressing need at CB, but creating one for the Panthers.  Needless to say, I think it's time for a mock update.
  1. Los Angeles Rams - Jared Goff - QB - California
  2. Philadelphia Eagles - Carson Wentz - QB - North Dakota State 
  3. San Diego Chargers - Jalen Ramsey - CB Florida State  
  4. Dallas Cowboys - Joey Bosa - DE - Ohio State 
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars - Myles Jack - LB - UCLA 
  6. Baltimore Ravens - Leremy Tunsil - OT - Mississippi 
  7. San Francisco 49ers - Deforest Buckner - DE - Oregon
  8. Cleveland Browns - Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Ohio State 
  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Vernon Hargreaves - CB - Florida
  10. New York Giants - Ronnie Stanley - OT - Notre Dame
  11. Chicago Bears -  Leonard Floyd - LB - Georgia
  12. New Orleans Saints - Sheldon Rankins - DT - Louisville 
  13. Miami Dolphins - Eli Apple - CB - Ohio State 
  14. Oakland Raiders - Reggie Ragland - LB - Alabama
  15. Tennessee Titans - Jack Conklin - OT - Michigan State
  16. Detroit Lions - Taylor Decker - OT - Ohio State 
  17. Atlanta Falcons - Darron Lee - LB- Ohio State 
  18. Indianapolis Colts - Ryan Kelly - C - Alabama 
  19. Buffalo Bills - Jarran Reed - DT - Alabama 
  20. New York Jets - Noah Spence - DE - Eastern Kentucky
  21. Washington Redskins - Andrew Billings - DT - Baylor
  22. Houston Texans - Corey Coleman - WR - Baylor 
  23. Minnesota Vikings -  Laquon Treadwell - WR - Mississippi 
  24. Cincinnati Bengals - Josh Doctson - WR - TCU 
  25. Pittsburgh Steelers - William Jackson III - CB - Houston
  26. Seattle Seahawks - Germain Ifedi - OT - Texas A&M 
  27. Green Bay Packers - Shaq Lawson - DE - Clemson
  28. Kansas City Chiefs - Robert Nkemdiche - DT - Mississippi 
  29. Arizona Cardinals - Paxton Lynch - QB - Memphis
  30. Carolina Panthers - Mackensie Alexander - CB - Clemson  
  31. Denver Broncos - Connor Cook - QB - Michigan State

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Springsteen Covers Prince

Great job by Bruce Springsteen covering Prince's Purple Rain.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Top 10 Prince Songs

I'm still reeling from the news of Prince's death.  I grew up around the Twin Cities area around the time that Prince was breaking out.  The master of funk, rock, soul, pop and cool.  He will be missed.

TPSG Top 10 Prince Songs
  1. Purple Rain
  2. Let's Go Crazy
  3. When Doves Cry
  4. Little Red Corvette
  5. 1999
  6. Kiss
  7. Raspberry Beret
  8. Cream
  9. Delirious
  10. U Got the Look

Friday, April 22, 2016

RIP Prince

Truly one of a kind.  RIP Prince.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Suns Hire Earl Watson

The Phoenix Suns hired Earl Watson as their new head coach yesterday.  Not to disparage Watson, he may turn out to be a heckuva a coach, but honestly this move really doesn't inspire to run out and buy season tickets.  Perhaps I just got my hopes up too much when I heard Jay Wright's name being bandied about.  It's also a bit troublesome that from all reports, they didn't even interview anyone else.  What would it have hurt to reach out to a few top names, it would at least give the impression that Watson was the best choice among many talented candidates when he got the job.  The franchise has been mired in mediocrity lately and I'm not sure this move will move the needle much.  I'm guessing they were at the low end of the totem pole among vacancies though, so perhaps Earl Watson really is the best they could do.  Anyways, I hope I'm wrong, I'll be pulling for him to succeed.  At little luck at the draft lottery would be nice too.