Friday, January 16, 2004

Sports Report
by Lonnie "Ice" Kolberg

Hello sports fans, we are at the point in sports where it is very watchable. Baseball is not too far, Basketball is almost in full swing, and Football is giving us everything we can ask for from exciting overtime games to games with no punts. Since I am a baseball fan the least and basketball is not really exciting until after the trading deadline and during the heart of conference play, I will discuss the NFL Playoffs.

The AFC and NFC Championship games will provide our super bowl matchup when the Indianapolis Colts travel to take on the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers visit the Philadelphia Eagles respectively. Lets look at the early game first. The high potent Peyton express will battle a very stingy defense on a cold afternoon. We have to take Indy's offense serious because they have not punted in two playoff games. Yes, not two regular season games but there have been two playoff games where their punter has earned a check with no work. "Yeah, right", "Bet" some might say, but it is very true. They are led by league co-mvp, Peyton Manning. Manning is in a zone like Jordan against the Blazers in '92. Also he is getting help again from Edgerrin James who is looking like his old self while stiff arming tacklers and breaking to the outside.(*Note to the public: Look out for my Edge James jersey if they win.) On the other side of the ball there will be one of if not The toughest, smartest, and most disciplined defense in the NFL. The battle will be NE's defensive backs verus Indy's wide receivers. In this game, I like the Colts to pull off the upset. They are playing good ball now and I dont think New England's offense can keep up. Pick: Colts by 5.

Check Back Later on in the day when I will give my pick for the second game in Philly. But now lets here the "Word of the Day" from my man Reggie.

"Word of the Day"
by Reggie Dinkins, Jr.

(Clearing my throat)....aahhhemmm. The words of the day is Sycophant. Im a tell yall what Webster say it is then Im 'on tell yell how we use it down in the country.

Webster: sycophant \SIK-uh-fuhnt\, noun:
A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence; a parasite; a toady.

Reggie: Luprecia was on the bus and said Mr. Watkins was sitting in front of her. Well she said Mr. Watkins
farted, and the sycophant that thang RIGHT in her face.