Thursday, April 19, 2018

TPSG 2018 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

The NFL Draft is on April 26-28.  That's a week from today!  Seems like a great time to publish a mock!
  1. Cleveland Browns - Sam Darnold - QB - USC 
  2. New York Giants - Saquon Barkley - RB - Penn State 
  3. New York Jets - Josh Rosen - QB - UCLA 
  4. Cleveland Browns - Bradley Chubb - DE - North Carolina State
  5. Denver Broncos - Baker Mayfield - QB - Oklahoma 
  6. Indianapolis Colts - Quenton Nelson - OG - Notre Dame
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Derwin James - DB - Florida State
  8. Chicago Bears - Tremaine Edmunds - LB - Virginia Tech
  9. San Francisco 49ers - Roquan Smith - LB - Georgia 
  10. Oakland Raiders - Denzel Ward - CB - Ohio State
  11. Miami Dolphins - Josh Allen - QB - Wyoming 
  12. Buffalo Bills - Lamar Jackson - QB - Louisville 
  13. Washington Redskins - Vita Vea - DT - Washington 
  14. Green Bay Packers - Minkah Fitzpatrick - DB - Alabama 
  15. Arizona Cardinals - Calvin Ridley - WR - Alabama 
  16. Baltimore Ravens - Mike McGlinchey - OT - Notre Dame
  17. Los Angeles Chargers - Leighton Vander Esch - LB - Boise State
  18. Seattle Seahawks - Isaiah Wynn - OG - Georgia
  19. Dallas Cowboys - D.J. Moore - WR - Maryland 
  20. Detroit Lions - Marcus Davenport - DE - UTSA 
  21. Cincinnati Bengals - James Daniels - C - Iowa
  22. Buffalo Bills - Rashaan Evans - LB - Alabama
  23. New England Patriots - Harold Landry - DE - Boston College 
  24. Carolina Panthers - Justin Reid - DB - Stanford  
  25. Tennessee Titans - Christian Kirk - WR - Texas A&M
  26. Atlanta Falcons - Da'Ron Payne - DT - Alabama 
  27. New Orleans Saints - Hayden Hurst - TE - South Carolina 
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers - Mason Rudolph - QB - Oklahoma State
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars - Connor Williams - OT - Texas 
  30. Minnesota Vikings - Taven Bryan - DT - Florida
  31. New England Patriots - Kolton Miller - OT - UCLA
  32. Philadelphia Eagles - Jaire Alexander - CB - Louisville 
I'm not entirely sure how the top 10 will shake out.   I suspect that there may very well be QB's taken with the first 4 picks, I'm guessing there'd be a few trades to make that happen though.  The Giants would be wise to shop their pick as would the Browns (the number 4 pick, not the number 1 pick) and I could see the Broncos, Bills, Dolphins and Cardinals all moving up to get into position to draft a QB.

The Cardinals have been bringing in QB's to visit, I think if any of the top 5 QB falls to 15 they will pounce, I could see them trading up into the 5-10 area too to get one of them. I doubt that they would be willing to give up enough to move into the top 4 though.  If none of the top 5 QB's are available, I could see them trading down as they have lots of needs.  Otherwise, a WR makes sense, as does a CB or an offensive lineman

The Vikings are drafting much later than usual.  The consensus seems to be that they will select an offensive lineman in round one.  I'm not sure I'm buying that though, I'm sensing they may feel that with all the depth in offensive lineman in this draft they can find OL help in rounds 2-3.  If that's true, I could see them look at DT, CB or TE.  

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Galina Dubenenko

Need myself a bit more Galina Dub!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2018 All Minnesota NCAA Basketball Team

I meant to post this over March Madness, but time seemed to get away from me.  Anyways, here are my all Minnesota basketball teams for 2018.  Looking strong this year.  Even without Reggie Lynch, I'm guessing this team would have been very competitive this past season. 

C-Reggie Lynch-Minnesota-Edina, MN (SR)
PF-Reid Travis-Stanford-Minneapolis, MN (SR)
SF-Amir Coffey-Minnesota-Hopkins, MN (SO)
OG-Gary Trent Jr-Duke, Apple Valley, MN (FR)
PG- McKinley Wright-Colorado-Champlin, MN (FR)

C-Akolda Manyang-Utah Valley-Rochester, MN (SR)
PF-Kyle Washington-Cincinnati-Champlin, MN (SR)
SF-Gonar Mar-George Mason-Plymouth, MN (FR)
OG-JP Macura-Xavier-Lakeview, MN (SR)
PG-Brad Davidson-Wisconsin-Maple Grove, MN (FR)

Previous Years2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Zach Lofton-New Mexico- St Paul, MN (SR)
Nuni Omot-St Paul, MN-Baylor-St Paul, MN (SR)
Jerricho Sims-Texas-Minneapolis, MN (FR)
Gino Crandall-North Dakota-Minneapolis, MN (JR)
Tywhon Pickford-Minneapolis, MN-Northern Iowa (FR)
Theo John-Marquette-Minneapolis, MN (FR)
Ishmael El Amin-Ball State-Minneapolis, MN (FR)
Trae Berhow-Pepperdine-Watertown, MN (FR)
Reed Nikko-Missouri-Maple Grove, MN (SO)
Michael Hurt-Minnesota- Rochester, MN (SO)
Sacar Amin-Marquette-Minneapolis, MN (SO)
Graham Woodward-Drake-Edina, MN (SR)
Nate Reuvers-Wisconsin-Lakeview, MN (FR)
Steffon Mitchell-Boston College-Shakopee, MN (FR)

Tre Jones-PG-Apple Valley, MN (Duke)-2018
Daniel Oturu-C-St Paul, MN (Minnesota)-2018
Gabe Kalscheur-OG-Minneapolis, MN (Minnesota)-2018
Jarvis Thomas Omersa-PF-Orono, MN (Minnesota)-2018
Adam Trapp-C-Esko, MN -2018
Joe Hedstrom-C-Minnetonka, MN (Wisconsin)-2018
Matthew Hurt-PF-Rochester, MN -2019
Zeke Nnaji-PF-Lakeville, MN-2019
Jalen Suggs-PF-Minneapolis, MN-2020
Ben Carlson-PF-Woodbury, MN-2020
Dain Dainja-PF-Minneapolis, MN-2020
Dawson Garcia-PF-Prior Lake, MN-2020

C-Mike Muscala-Roseville, MN-Atlanta Hawks
PF-Cole Aldrich-Burnsville, MN-Minnesota Timberwolves
SF-Jon Leuer-Long Lake, MN -Detroit Pistons
OG-Rashad Vaughn-Minneapolis, MN-Milwaukee Bucks
PG-Tyus Jones-Burnsville, MN-Minnesota Timberwolves

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Alexis Ren

Wow, just wow!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

TPSG Top 10 Movies of 2017

Here's my list.  Keep in mind, this list only contains movies that I have personally seen.  You are not going to see any art house or documentaries on this list.  It is subject to updating as I see more movies from 2017. 

TPSG Top 10 Movies of 2017:
  1. Dunkirk - Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan 
  2. Baby Driver - Ansel Elgort, Lily James 
  3. The Big Sick - Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan
  4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson
  5. Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot, Chris Pine 
  6. Murder on the Orient Express - Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz
  7. War of the Planet of the Apes - Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson
  8. Get Out - Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams 
  9. Logan Lucky - Channing Tatum, Adam Driver 
  10. Only The Brave - Josh Brolin, Miles Teller
Worst Movie of 2017:  The Emoji Movie

Previous Years: 20162015, 20142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998199719961995199419931992199119901989198819871986198519841983198219811980197919781977197619751974197319721971, 1970

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Randy Bryce for Congress

It's long past time that Paul Ryan gets retired.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Galina Dubenenko

A post shared by Galina Dub (@galina.dub) on

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Shepard Smith on Uranium 1

Shepard Smith is one of the very few people at Fox News with any sense of a brain.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gun Violence in America

Is it okay to talk about gun violence yet?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Last Jedi

In theaters December 15, 2017.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

RIP Tom Petty

A true music icon.  He will be missed.