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Friday, April 29, 2011

Moffitt off to Seattle


The fourth Wisconsin Badger has been taken off the board, as John Moffitt is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Moffitt, who once said that "people come to watch me snap the ball" should be a good fit on the Seattle line. He'll provide good protection for Marshawn Lynch and anyone else that wants to run behind him, as the Badgers were definitely a run-first program. You can probably line him up a little at guard, a little at center and be good to go if you're Seattle. He was taken with the 75th pick, which is actually little higher than where most had him going. Good luck, Johnny.

Cobb Adds to Already Explosive Packers Offense


It's really not fair what the Packers are doing in this draft, but those are the perks when you're the Super Bowl Champions. Quarterbacks are flying off the board as teams scramble to build a new future, GM's across the league are hoping to plug in most of these picks as rookie starters, but the Packers are just adding to an already strong roster by adding pure depth - guys that won't be called on to change the world, but guys that will be given the opportunity to make a big impact.

Add Randall Cobb to that offense, as Ted Thompson swoops in and rescues the remaining player in the green room once again. What the Packers get in Kentucky's Randall Cobb is a number three, number four type receiver that will play increasingly more when either James Jones leaves or Donald Driver retires. Not only that, but they may also have a guy they can plug in at kick returner, which is really the only true "need" for the Packers at this point. We don't need to hope that a guy like Jason Chery comes out of nowhere this year, at this point I'd say the return job is Cobb's to lose.

A comparison for this guy seems to be in the vein of Antwaan Randle-El, as he has similar attributes and similar features. This kid looks like he'll be money out of the slot, and there's a chance that the Packers will actually break out the Wildcat formation for the first time ever with Cobb as the centerpiece. Basically, all you need to know about this kid is that he's a weapon, one that I'm sure that Aaron Rodgers is going to enjoy having at his disposal.

Keep up the good work, Ted.

Rams Select THE Lance Kendricks


For those of you that don't know, we here call Lance Kendricks "THE Lance Kendricks" because of THE Brian Kendrick, a former WWE wrestler. This is the kind of witty topical wrestling humor you get only at The Bucky Channel. No matter what you call Kendricks though, you'll soon need to call him a starter of the St. Louis Rams. Just where he'll be starting though remains to be seen. The Rams really don't have anyone at tight end (Billy Bajema, Michael Hoomanawanui, and Fred Onobun), but it's conceivable that they should shift him out to a wide receiver or even an H-back role. Good strong pick from the Rams here to give Sam Bradford another (a first?) weapon, and I'm expecting a successful career out of THE Lance Kendricks.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Derek Sherrod, Welcome to Green Bay


Even though 90 percent of the mock drafts had us taking Cameron Heyward out of Ohio State, that prophecy didn't come to fruition as the Steelers took him one spot in front of us. Um, yeah, you can have Heyward, we'll take the Super Bowl rings. We'll also take Derek Sherrod, a tackle from Mississippi State. He appears to be the safest pick that Teddy could take here, and I have no problem with that. By now, we all know that it doesn't matter who Ted takes, we need to respect his decision. He is a football God, and we are all lucky to be his disciples.

As for Sherrod, he's a better pass blocker than a run blocker, and he'll probably at least contend for a starting gig throughout the season. I don't think he'll be a part of the starting five, but he's a quality guy to rotate in and out of the lineup and be a starter for years to come. Pro Bowler? Probably not, but likely a tentpole of this line for years to come.

Kudos to our Lemmy and Turtle for taking him at the 31st pick, and kudos to Roger Goodell to making sure he mentioned that the Packers were "Super Bowl Champions". Ahhh, what a nice weekend to distract us from the fact that a lockout is going on.

Bucks Survivor: Week Two


John Hammond hasn't ruled out a return for Michael Redd to the Bucks, but the readers of The Bucky Channel definitely say it's time for the Olympian to put on a new jersey. Out of the 14 Bucks that remain on the roster, Michael Redd is the first one off of Bucks Survivor, but for the second year in a row. I think that Redd does have some value on this team, perhaps maybe as a sixth man. Problem is, the Bucks roster is full of "sixth men", and it's probably time that the two sides part ways. With 38 percent of the vote in this week's Bucks Survivor poll, Michael Redd has been eliminated.

Most all of the Bucks did receive votes to be booted off - although Bogut, Boykins, Delfino, Ilyasova, and Mbah a Moute all had clean sheets on the week. Bucks Survivor will remain in the single elimination format this week, and voting can be done on the right hand side of the blog. Michael Redd was probably the easy choice, so it should be interesting to see who gets the boot this round.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NFL Draft First Round Predictions

After our collective success in the NCAA Basketball Tournament predictions, a few of us thought we'd take a shot at the fuster cluck that is the NFL Draft.
PickJamesStock LemonTurtle
1CAR-QB Cam NewtonCAR-QB Cam NewtonCAR-QB Cam Newton
2DEN-DT Marcell DareusDEN-DT Marcell DareusDEN-LB Von Miller
3BUF-QB Blaine GabbertBUF-LB Von MillerBUF-DT Marcell Dareus
4CIN-WR AJ GreenCIN-WR AJ GreenCIN-WR AJ Green
5ARI-QB Jake LockerARI-QB Blaine GabbertARI-CB Patrick Peterson
6CLE-CB Patrick PetersonCLE-DE Da'Quan BowersCLE-WR Julio Jones
7SF-CB Prince AmukamaraSF-CB Patrick PetersonSF-CB Prince Amukamara
8TEN-QB Andy DaltonTEN-DT Nick FairleyTEN-QB Blaine Gabbert
9DAL-OT Tyron SmithDAL-OT Tyron SmithDAL-OT Anthony Costanzo
10WAS-WR Julio JonesWAS-QB Ryan MallettWAS-DE Da'Quan Bowers
11HOU-DE Cameron JordanHOU-DE Robert QuinnHOU-DE Robert Quinn
12MIN-DE Da'Quan BowersMIN-DE Cameron JordanMIN-QB Ryan Mallett
13DET-OT Anthony CostanzoDET-CB Prince AmukamaraDET-OT Tyron Smith
14STL-DT Nick FairleySTL-DE Ryan KerriganSTL-DE Aldon Smith
15MIA-RB Mark IngramMIA-OL Mike PounceyMIA-RB Mark Ingram
16JAC-DE JJ WattJAC-DE JJ WattJAC-DT Corey Liuget
17NE-DE Aldon SmithNE-OT Anthony CostanzoNE-OL Gabe Carimi
18SD-DT Corey LiugetSD-DE Aldon SmithSD-DE Ryan Kerrigan
19NYG-TE Kyle RudolphNYG-RB Mark IngramNYG-OT Nate Solder
20TB-DE Ryan KerriganTB-DL Adrian ClaybornTB-DE Cameron Jordan
21KC-LB Von MillerKC-OT Gabe CarimiKC-OL Mike Pouncey
22IND-OT Nate SolderIND-DT Corey LiugetIND-DE Adrian Clayborn
23PHI-CB Jimmy SmithPHI-OT Nate SolderPHI-CB Jimmy Smith
24NO-DT Muhammad WilkersonNO-DE Ryan KerriganNO-DE Cam Heyward
25SEA-CB Aaron WilliamsSEA-QB Jake LockerSEA-QB Jake Locker
26BAL-WR Torrey SmithBAL-CB Jimmy SmithBAL-CB Aaron Williams
27ATL-OT Gabe CarimiATL-DL Cam HeywardATL-DT Marvin Austin
28NE-OG Danny WatkinsNE-LB Akeem Ayers*GB-DE JJ Watt
29CHI-OG Marcus CannonCHI-DT Marvin AustinCHI-OG Danny Watkins
30NYJ-DT Phil TaylorNYJ-DT Phil TaylorNYJ-DT Muhammad Wilkerson
31PIT-OL Mike PounceyPIT-OT Derrek SherrodPIT-OT Derrek Sherrod
16GB-RB Mikel LeShoureGB-LB Brooks Reed*NE-LB Akeem Ayers
*Projected Trade: GB & NE swap late first round picks. NE also receives pick #32 of fourth round (#129 overall).

A few notes from the contributers:
James-
Yes, 4 QB's, in the first 8 picks, boom! (Emphasis added)

Lemmy-
Looking at the top eight picks, there are a lot of pretty common sense moves in the bunch. Plenty of teams have a combination of need meeting best overall player, which could make the first eight relatively predictable. The biggest exception to that statement is the first overall pick. Cam Newton will not make a great quarterback in the NFL, but the Panthers need a quarterback and a ticket seller, and for a little while, Newton will be both in the NFL.
As one would expect, the end of the first round is filled with question marks. Guys like Jimmy Smith and Marvin Austin carry a lot of baggage to their new teams, but their talent is worthy of first round money (whatever the new CBA decides that is). These last eight teams are really all about boom or bust, except for the Seahawks, who go all for bust with the local quarterback. Expect Andy Dalton from TCU to go off the board early in the second, and possibly be the best quarterback from this draft. The Patriots once again draft smart, and Ayers could be the best of this bunch.

Turtle-
I read in SI that JJ Watt could drop for some reason so I'm clinging to this and thinking Ted and Mike make it happen.

For those interested, Green Bay's picks are as follows:
Round 1: #32
Round 2: #32 (#64)
Round 3: #32 (#96)
Round 4: #32 (#129) & #34 (#131) Compensatory
Round 5: #32 (#163)
Round 6: #32 (#197)
Round 7: #1 (#204) from Carolina & #30 (#233)

Am I the only one hoping for the start of free agency tomorrow? My GOD, how awesome would that be?!??! Talk about strategy!

The fun starts at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT on Thursday.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gweedo Eats His Way to Qdoba History

He's used to eating two Chicken Queso Burritos from Qdoba, but the third one proved to be quite the challenge.  Re-live the final three minutes of his hour long quest to make history! Congratulations, Gweeds. You truly are an American Hero.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bucks Survivor: Year Four


Everyone's favorite elimination style Bucks game is back! It's Bucks Survivor! Bucks Survivor, of course, is the popular game where you have the opportunity to vote off a member of the Milwaukee Bucks week by week, and the last one standing is the Bucks Survivor. The goal is to find out who the one Buck would be that we want Milwaukee to build around for the future. Andrew Bogut was deemed the winner during our first attempt at this three years ago, he repeated the performance in year two, and last year Brandon Jennings took the nod. Who will reign supreme this year? I honestly don't know, because everyone kind of sucked. That will be left up to you (and me from as many computers possible in an effort to inflate the voting numbers).

In the past, we've separated the team into tribes of young guys and veterans, and then I put them through "challenges" each week such as assists per game and how good/terrible their contracts are. Since the challenges we're semi-rigged anyway, I'm going to keep everyone in one tribe and leave it all up to fan voting. So each week we'll vote one Buck off the island and determine who the Bucks Survivor really is. Voting, as always, can be done at the poll on the right hand side of the blog. Enjoy.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Best Sunday Ever?


No it wasn't Phil Mickelson who won the Masters on Sunday, or any other well-known golfer for that matter. The man getting his first Green Jacket is no other than Charl Schwartzel. It might be the worst name of any Master champion, but the guy played one hell of a round of golf on Sunday. Charl was not the only guy to play great golf Sunday, but he was the one that played the best. He got lucky early with a few shots, but anyone that ends with 4 straight birdies plays well in the clutch and deserves a new coat, in my opinion.

As far as his competition, Geoff Ogilvy and Tiger Woods were tied for the lead when they finished their rounds. Adam Scott was up two stokes, but then Charl decided to birdie the last four holes. Luke Donald hit his tee shot in the water on 12, but birdied four of the last six holes to finish at 10 under too. Jason Day, 23 years of age, also shot 4 under on Sunday to get to 12 under.

All in all it seemed that everyone atop the leader board going into Sunday had a great Sunday. But you always have one guy whose day didn't go as planned. That happened Sunday, and it happened to Rory McIlroy. The guy played 63 solid holes of golf before he pulled out the collapse of a lifetime. It got to the point where CBS would refuse to show him, because I think even they felt bad for the kid. Only being 21 years of age he will get another shot at this, but you have to think this will stick in the back of his head for awhile. He shot a 43 on the back nine, which, well, is a goal for a guy like me every time I go out to shoot nine with my friends. Rory had three bogeys in the first three rounds, and finished with 6 bogeys or worse on Sunday. I do feel bad for the guy, but if you don't play good all weekend you don't get any love from anyone.

Wisconsin native Steve Stricker was another guy that really shot himself in the foot. He had 22 birdies on his scorecard this weekend, but only finished 5 under. Charl Schwartzel had only 17 birdies, and 2 eagles for the weekend. The Masters isn't about who can get the most birdies, but really it seems to be about who can prevent so many bogey's. Putting is what wins you a Green Jacket, and well Charl did just that. Tiger Woods on the other hand had too many three putts to win this weekend. He did show some life of the old Tiger, and I could see him MAYBE winning one major this year. But you must make putts at Augusta if you want to win at a course like this.

I always enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon of golf, but this year might have been the best of all. And that's not really having anything to do with who was at the top of the leaderboard, or who won it. The big story here was at one point in time about 8 different guys has a chance to win. With Rory having a 4 shot lead going into Sunday I thought it might be a lame Sunday. It was nothing close to lame as Tiger started hot, Rory gave up a stroke early, and Charl made a crazy chip on 1 and also holed it from the fairway on 3 for Eagle. After two lucky shots Winks said no way this guy doesn't win, but really he didn't make birdie again till hole 15. Overall it was a crazy day of golf, but one that we may never see again.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Bucky Channel Fantasy Baseball League Draft Recap


We did it! Our late attempt at adding to the numerous fantasy baseball leagues was successful.

Now that it exists and we had the draft, it's time to crown the champion...or at least see who will be the luckiest.

Either way, we'll have periodic updates shaming those who falter or out-right fail and praising those who do a mediocre job. Let's face it, mediocre gets it done around here.

There is your cast of characters:

East Division
  • Turtle's Trollops - Turtle (TBC)
  • Rochester, MN BADGERS XII - Ray (Reader)
  • YouGotThePoison IGotTheRemetee - Chad (TBC)
  • Winks Drinks - Winks (TBC)
  • Straight Brims - Tony Brown (TBC)
West Division
  • NFDL Gweeds - Gweedo (TBC)
  • The High Road - James (TBC)
  • Madison Boats n' Ho's - Mystery Man
  • Team Darkschner - Eddie (Reader)
  • A.M. Lumber - Tony (Reader)
Anyway, here are a few highlights of the draft...

Round 1
  1. Team Darkschner - Albert Pujols 1B
  2. Winks Drinks - Hanley Ramirez SS
  3. Straight Brims - Carl Crawford LF
  4. Madison Boats n' Ho's - Miguel Cabrera 1B
  5. The High Road - Evan Longoria 3B
  6. NFDL Gweeds - Robinson Cano 2B
  7. A.M. Lumber - Adrian Gonzalez 1B
  8. Turtle's Trollops - Roy Halladay SP
  9. YouGotThePoison IGotTheRemetee - Ryan Braun LF
  10. Rochester, MN BADGERS_XII - Joey Votto 1B
Round 25
  1. Team Darkschner - Kurt Suzuki C
  2. Winks Drinks - Anibal Sanchez SP
  3. Straight Brims - Asdrubal Cabrera SS
  4. Madison Boats n' Ho's - Travis Wood SP
  5. The High Road - Ryan Madson RP
  6. NFDL Gweeds - James McDonald SP
  7. A.M. Lumber - Jorge Posada C
  8. Turtle's Trollops - Magglio Ordonez RF
  9. YouGotThePoison IGotTheRemetee - Jake McGee RP
  10. Rochester, MN BADGERS_XII - Jorge De La Rosa SP
What does this tell you...nothing? Well, you won't get anything out of the middle 23 rounds either and since about 30% to 40% of each team will be different by the end of the season it doesn't matter much in the scheme of things?

After looking at this first and last round, who do you see as the Ted Thompson of this league? Remember, prizes are on the line if one of these fine gentlemen can beat any of us.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Bucky Channel Bracket Challenge Final Four Update


He did it...Winks won and still has a chance for more points should Calhoun's Corrupt Criminals win Monday night but who...who cares.

The REAL winner is Todd who wins the new The Bucky Channel swag...and perhaps an old swimming trophy if Winks hasn't parted with them yet.

The final standings are as follows:
  1. Winks
  2. James
  3. Todd
  4. Sherry
  5. Nick
  6. Kyle & Tiffany
  7. Joe
  8. Elliot, Justin, Patrick & Stanley
  9. Craig & Tyler
  10. Max
  11. Brock
  12. Brent
  13. Matt
  14. Michael
  15. Wally
  16. Brett & Brian
  17. Anthony
  18. Ian
  19. Chad...bringing up the rear with a big fat "I forgot to hit "'SAVE'."
A big thanks to everyone for playing. Next year we'll get it together much earlier.

Todd, send your A/S/L, I mean information here so your winnings can be sent out.

Congrats to Winks again for being the top guy overall here...although you know what they say about the person who wins a bracket pool, right? "What kind of moron picks those teams???"

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wrestlemania 27 Predictions


As much as I try to deny it, I'm into wrestling. It's strange, I never watched it growing up, then got into it for like six months in college when I was working at a UPN station which aired Smackdown!, but then after that I didn't watch an episode. Then, I move back home when I'm unemployed, shack up with the rents, and next thing you know I fall into the stereotype and I'm a wrestling fan. I used to do predictions for every pay-per-view but stopped doing that because I was posting on wrestling for God's sakes, but hey, you are who you are, and I am a wrestling fan. So here are my predictions for Wrestlemania 27 (I'm pretty confident in these too, in fact I guarantee the most I get wrong is one, and that's going to be the Cena/Miz match. But we'll see).

Kane, Big Show, Santino Marella and Vladimir Koslov vs. The Corre (Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Ezekiel Jackson, Justin Gabriel)

Barrett, Gabriel, and Slater used to run in the Nexus, which I thought was an awesome faction. But John Cena, as he always does, belittled their existence and they were banished to Smackdown to form The Corre. They picked up Jackson along the way, and their faction currently holds the Intercontinental Championship as well as the Tag Team Championship. Yet, they seem to lose on TV each and every week. It's a joke, really. I like The Corre, misspelling and all, and think that they should own Smackdown. Eventually I'd like to see them hold all the belts, but the only person that is worthy of the World Championship is Barrett. Maybe Barrett wins that title this summer, and just goes ahead and gives Jackson the Intercontinental belt. There's nothing like a strong faction in wrestling, and these guys have the tools to make it work. There's no way they lose this match, as their opponents are a joke. The Big Show, Kane, and Koslov were all heels a year ago at this time, and the fact that Santino Marella is on the card and Kofi Kingston and Christian are not is appalling. Word is that Kofi may replace Koslov, but we'll see.

Prediction: The Corre wins - Barrett pins Santino

United States Championship Title Match - Sheamus (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

I love Daniel Bryan. At least, the character that he was before Vince McMahon made him come out with slutty divas every week. And I loved him as the United States Champion, but he wasn't really doing anything. He needed a feud, and this is that feud. Yeah, Sheamus did go from WWE Champion to afterthought pretty quickly, but he's coming back on the scene with this reign as the "Champion of the United States of America", as he calls it. When Bryan dropped the title to Sheamus a few weeks ago, my first thought was that it was to set up a Wrestlemania match between the two, and Bryan would win the title back at that time. But now that we're just hours away from the event, I'm thinking Sheamus is going to retain and the feud will continue. Neither of these guys have anything better to do anyway, and I think Sheamus wins here, and then loses the title back to Bryan within the next couple of months before going on to bigger and better things.

Prediction: Sheamus pins Daniel Bryan

John Morrison, Trish Stratus, and... gulp... Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler and Laycool (Layla and Michelle McCool) w/ Vickie Guerrero


From what I understand, Trish Stratus was at one time the hottest diva in the WWE. She's an afterthought in this match though, as all the focus will be on Snooki and how much she'll actually wrestle. John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler deserve a lot better than this match, in fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see these two wrestling for the title at this time next year. But for now, they are in this sideshow, and I don't see any way that the faces lose the match (even though she gets booed, Snooki is being considered a face).

Prediction: Morrison puts his finisher on Ziggler and then tags Snooki in for the 1-2-3

Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio


Rhodes was the handpicked opponent by Rey Mysterio for Wrestlemania, and the two have put together a pretty good feud so far. I never would have expected that Rhodes would be both wrestling and giving promos this well at this time a year ago when he was still in Legacy, but he's really impressed me. As much as the crowd is going to want to see Mysterio to win, I think part of the reason he selected Rhodes was to elevate the kid a bit moving forward. A win against Mysterio at Wrestlemania would be a huge step in the right direction for Rhodes, and bigger and better things are likely in his future.

Prediction: Rhodes over Mysterio, clean finish

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk


These are two of my favorite wrestlers, and they have the potential to put on one hell of a match. When this feud started, it was Orton versus the New Nexus, but RKO has pretty much eliminated the one top dominant faction via punts to the skull. A punt to CM Punk's head would make sense storyline wise, but I don't see any reason why creative would want to write Punk off of TV for while, so that's out. With the way that Orton was plowing through Nexus, it was looking more and more like he would go over Punk at Wrestlemania, but they recently through in an injury angle with Orton's knee. Scripted injuries usually one thing, and that is that the injured guy is being set up to lose, but is going to be hurt so that they don't look weak by losing the match. I think that's what is happening here.

Prediction - Punk works the knee over, Orton does a surprise RKO but Punk blocks it and gets the pin

Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole w/Jack Swagger - Special Referee Steve Austin


Cole has went from dorky announcer to the most hated heel in the WWE, and it'll be interesting to see if they try to bring him back to Earth after this match or if he'll transition into a manager/GM role. Either way, this is the easiest match to predict as there is no way Jerry Lawler loses here. This feud has been built up like the infamous Lawler/Andy Kaufman rivalry was all those years ago. Each week on Raw, Cole is getting the better of Lawler and will pay for it here.

Prediction - Steve Austin takes out Jack Swagger, Jerry Lawler pins Michael Cole

World Heavyweight Championship Title Match - Edge (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio


Del Rio decided to go after Edge after winning the Royal Rumble, and I'm assuming that decision is going to pay off for him come Sunday night. Del Rio is great. He's got the look, the moves, the personality, the act - he's the whole package that you want in a heel. And he's not a cowardly heel either, he's aggressive and violent. He's been elevated quickly since he joined the WWE roster, and deservedly so. I'm quite sure he gets the strap from Edge, but how that all goes down remains to be seen. What role will Brodus Clay have? How about Christian? This is far fetched, but of all the people that they've hinted could be the Raw GM, most of the signs have pointed to Christian. Could he somehow insert himself into this match and make it a triple threat? If that were to happen, I still think Del Rio wins the belt and then long-time friends Edge and Christian would feud with each other, with Edge turning heel again. The only reason I'm skeptical about Del Rio winning is I'm not sure who'd he face next for the title, as Smackdown is light on top babyfaces. I guess the WWE draft is coming up, so that can always be solved.

Prediction - Five percent chance it becomes a triple threat, but I'm thinking that Christian accidentally costs Edge the title and Del Rio is your new champion

The Undertaker vs. Triple H in a No Holds Barred Match


The Undertaker has never lost at Wrestlemania, and even though Triple H has the connections to be the one that ends the streak (he's Vince McMahon's son-in-law), I think even Hunter respects what The Undertaker's streak means. It's a selling point for this pay-per-view as long as he is wrestling. I think this will be a lot better of a match than might be expected though. With these guys both nearing the end of their careers, I think they realize this is their last big match and will go all out. Shawn Michaels may be involved in some way, but he won't determine the outcome. I don't think anyone ever breaks The Undertaker's streak, in fact the only person I'm worried about actually breaking it would be John Cena, because of how much Vince loves Cena because of how much money he makes for the company. That statement is actually why I'm unsure about predicting this next match. But for this one...

Prediction - Undertaker pins Triple H while Shawn Michaels looks on

WWE Championship Title Match - The Miz vs. John Cena 


What I want to happen: The Miz finally gains credibility with a win over John Cena on the biggest stage of them all. He wins with outside interference from The Rock, who still has a score to settle with Cena. After the match, The Rock puts his finisher on the Miz to give the crowd a happy ending. But, Cena comes back and beats the hell out of Rocky, prompting the heel turn I've been waiting for since I first started watching this product.

What I pray doesn't happen: The Miz looks weak and loses to Cena. The Rock comes out. Rock and Cena have a stare down but they shake hands and everyone is happy.

What I am at least hoping happens, and am predicting: The Miz does beat Cena with outside interference from The Rock. Rocky and Cena make up for the happy moment to end the show, but The Miz is still the champion.

Honestly, it makes so much sense to have Cena turn heel here and then have him face The Rock at Summerslam. It's what every internet wrestling fan wants to see happen, but then again, the internet doesn't really like John Cena. Cena is for the kids because he's corny and not even that good of a wrestler in comparison. But his merchandise makes so much money that it's ridiculous. Cena has always been too the WWE's go-to guy from media appearances and such, a role that The Miz has been doing as of late. My dream scenario here would be a heel turn from Cena and then a slow face turn from The Miz. I would go crazy - Packers Super Bowl crazy - if that happened. It's hard to admit sometimes, but I am a wrestling fan. I will honestly be furious if Cena wins this title. He doesn't need it. The Miz needs it. Make it happen, Vince.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Bucky Channel Bracket Challenge Final Four Update

...or "Let's see if Winks can win"


So...we're looking at (11) Virginia Commonwealth taking on (8) Butler and (4) Kentucky matching up with (3) Connecticut.

Either way, "Cinderella" (God, I hate that term.) will be in the National Championship game. I don't much care for all these analysts saying "This isn't really a 'Cinderella' situation". Of course it is! VCU barely got in and, arguably, shouldn't even be in the tournament. Butler finished second in the Horizon League, beat Old Dominion on a last second basket, beat Pittsburgh thanks to the most ridiculous ending to a basketball game I've ever seen, held on to beat Wisconsin and beat Florida in another close game. Don't get me wrong, both teams have earned their way but you can't tell me that either VCU or Butler is one of the top two teams in all of Division I NCAA basketball.

I am a big VCU fan this weekend thanks to three good friends of mine who are graduates but if they win it all, that would be absolutely ridiculous and a statement on the quality of men's college basketball.

Since Winks is the only one with a horse left in this race, I wanted to give the man his due.

Good luck sir and go RAMS!

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