meshugenuh (me-shu-ge-nuh) n. Yiddish 1) A crazy person, 2) A madman.

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

NFL Playoffs Begin

The NFL Playoffs begin today @ 4:30 and the first game should be a masterpiece! Washington will travel to Tampa Bay to take on the 11-5 Bucks in what will be a very close wild card match-up. I have listed below the schedule and lines for this weekend and hopefully everyone can make some money by doing some research below. Click on the team links below and review the individual team reports provided by Bodog.com

Good luck to everybody and remember to email me no later then 4:30 today with your pick for the Meshugenuh Super Bowl Competition and don't forget to include your name, address, email address, and tie breaker (how many points they will win by). Send your selection to meshugenugh@gmail.com -- I'm not responsible for emails that are not sent properly!

I will tell you who the Meshugenuh likes this weekend by including a photo for the team I like to cover the spread! You will have to do your own research for the over/under's for this weekends match-up's!

NFC - WILDCARD PLAYOFFS - 4:30p
Game can be seen on ABC
Preview
Matchup
Injuries

Washington Redskins @

37- Over/Under

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (- 1 and a half)

AFC - WILDCARD PLAYOFFS - 8:00p
Game can be seen on ABC
Preview
Matchup
Injuries

Jacksonville Jaguars @
+7½

37½- Over/Under

New England Patriots (-7 and a half)


-Sunday, January 8, 2006 (All times are Eastern)-

NFC - WILDCARD PLAYOFFS 1:00p
Game can be seen on FOX
Preview
Matchup
Injuries

Carolina Panthers (+3)

44- Over/Under

New York Giants

AFC - WILDCARD PLAYOFFS - 4:30p
Game can be seen on CBS
Preview
Matchup
Injuries

Pittsburgh Steelers

46½- Over/Under

Cincinnati Bengals (+3)


Good Luck and I will be back tomorrow.
The Sports Meshugenuh!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

MSU vs. ILL


Wow, this is a great game on ESPN 2 right now live from Illinois. I love the Spartans, but I believe that Dee Brown is the best player in the country. He has so much upside its ridiculous. Dee has 28 points right now and is shooting 10-16 as we speak. I hope MSU wins, but Dee is playing like Michael Jordan. Stay tuned for the final outcome.....

I want to give mad props to Shawn Alexander for receiving the NFL MVP this season.
Alexander really deserved the title over Payton Manning in my opinion. Here are Shawn's stats for the 2005-2006 season. For all of you out there that have the first pick in your fantasy draft take Alexander dude!

Finally, I want to apologize to anyone who knows me and took USC last night. As I stated before, I have wrongly predicted the National Championship Game for the 4th straight year.
Just remember, next year take the opposite of who I pick!
And with that I'm out until tomorrow, Shalom!
-The Sports Meshugenuh-

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Go USC & The Hockey Phenom-Sidney Crosby!

First of all, go USC Trojans. This is the first time in a while when I truly believe that the favorite will cover in the BCS Championship Bowl. Last year I was totally wrong by telling my friends to bet on Oklahoma over USC. I have learned my lesson and I hope that everyone took USC and the under tonight.

Texas
vs. -Take USC giving 7 points!
USC
-7

Also take the under tonight (70 points)

The second topic of the evening is Sidney Crosby. If you shop on E-Bay you already know that his rookie cards are going for around $200 a pop. The reason why I bring this up tonight is the fact that you can buy boxes of 05-06 Upper Deck Hockey at your local Meijers (in Michigan) or at other retail shops around the country and sell them on E-bay to make a nice profit. Example: I purchased 2 boxes today retail value= $19.99 and listed each box on E-bay for $40.00 each. You have a chance to get a brand spanking new Crosby rookie card, but why take the chance. Let someone else open the packs and find it. If anyone out there has found any boxes for $19.99- email me and I will buy them off you. I still want a Crosby rookie card as well so keep that in mind and also email me if you have one and are willing to sell it.

Click here for a little background information on Sidney Crosby:

Here are Sidney Crosby's stats this season in the NHL: Yahoo Stats

Enjoy the Rose Bowl and keep a look out for Crosby Cards$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!

P.S. Why did Reggie Bush try and lateral the ball?
I am currently watching the Rose Bowl with 14:32 2nd Quarter.

-The Sports Meshugenuh-

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Win some free shiznit!


Finally, I can give away something free to all of you Meshugenugh sports fans out there! The person who picks the winning team of the Super Bowl will receive a special prize from my massive collection of shiznit sports memorabilia.

The card below is not a part of my massive collection,
if it was I would not be doing this blog...I would be here


Here is all you have to do:
Comment below this post and tell me what team will win the Super Bowl this year and how many points they will win by (for the tie breaker). You may only enter once and you must email me your answer along with your name, e-mail address, and mailing address to: meshugenugh@gmail.com

Nobody but me will see your personal information because its a private e-mail address.
The winner will receive their prize a week after the Super Bowl in Detroit.

Here are the odds to win 2006 Super Bowl - February 5th:

Carolina Panthers
25/1
Chicago Bears
10/1
Cincinnati Bengals
25/1
Denver Broncos
15/2
Indianapolis Colts
1/1
Jacksonville Jaguars
50/1
New England Patriots
6/1
New York Giants
25/1
Pittsburgh Steelers
18/1
Seattle Seahawks
7/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
27/1

Here is another future bet that I would love to hear comments on:
Who will be the Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers for the first game in 2006-2007 Season?

Steve Mariucci
1/1
Mike Tice
3/1
Mike Martz
5/1
Barry Alvarez
10/1
Dom Caper
8/1
Jim Haslett
7/1
Any Other
5/6

Mazl tuhv to everybody who enters the Super Bowl competition. This is just the first of many competitions and polls you can expect in the future.

My pick: Da Bears by 14 (lol)!

-The Sports Meshugenugh-

Monday, January 02, 2006

The true definition of a Meshugenuh Athlete:

Happy New Years to everyone! I hope all of you have caught at least one bowl game this past week. The Muffin man claims he will be lying on his couch with the ewok dog watching college football for 14 straight hours today. Good luck buddy and try to stretch at halftime.

Anyway, I wanted to dedicate my post this evening to the loco Meshugenuh's of the sports world. I will list two articles that are closely linked to each other. Read the next excerpts and ask yourself: "What is Shackleford doing with a 19 year girl in his car speeding with guns and drugs?"

Former NAB player Shackleford arrested for drugs
January 1, 2006
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) -- Former NBA player Charles Shackleford was arrested on drug and weapon charges during a routine traffic stop. The 39-year-old Shackleford, who played at North Carolina State and with four NBA teams in six seasons, was arrested in Johnston County on Saturday by a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper.

He faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine, Johnston County officials said Sunday. Shackleford, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was released on $11,000 bond. Andrea Spencer, 19, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested for speeding. Shackleford is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday in Johnston County. Spencer, who was released on a $500 bond, is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 13. Shackleford was suspended from N.C. State in 1986 because of poor grades, but was allowed to return. He was drafted in the second round in 1988 by the New Jersey Nets and later played with the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves and before ending his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets after the 1989-99 season.


Here is the article: Trial pins one athlete against another

Wow, this guy just gets dumber and dumber. He should be sitting in a mansion right now. Instead he'll be in a jail cell....


Clarett wanted on robbery charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Maurice Clarett was wanted by police on Sunday after he was accused of using a gun to rob two people in an alley behind a bar. The troubled former Ohio State running back fled when the bar owner or manager, who knew Clarett and the victims, came into the alley and identified him shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. According to police, the 22-year-old Clarett left the scene in a white sport utility vehicle with two other men and took only a cell phone from his alleged victims, who weren't injured. He was wanted on two counts of suspicion of aggravated robbery. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said he was informed of the incident on his way to the Fiesta Bowl news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Clarett helped the Buckeyes win the national championship in 2002 but has found only hard times since.

"Obviously, my reaction to that is it's sad," Tressel said, "because, as I said the last few times people have brought up the subject, my hope would be that he would have an opportunity to go over to NFL Europe and make a comeback.

"I hope it's not true, but beyond that, I don't know much, but my reaction is, I was sad."
Clarett sat out the 2003 season after he was charged with misdemeanor falsification for filing a police report claiming that more than $10,000 in clothing, CDs, cash and stereo equipment was stolen from a car he borrowed from a local dealership. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Ohio State suspended Clarett for misleading investigators, and for receiving special benefits worth thousands of dollars from a family friend.

He later began an unsuccessful legal fight that went to the U.S. Supreme Court to be allowed in the NFL early. Clarett was chosen by the Denver Broncos in last year's draft, but the team cut him in August.

Tressel said he had spoken with Clarett "three or four times in the last six weeks."
"It's been along the lines of hoping he would have a chance to get things together and make a run at things with NFL Europe," the coach said.

Clarett would have been a senior on this year's Ohio State team, which meets Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl on Monday.

"It's real troubling," Tressel said of Clarett's fall. "Not just with youngsters that it becomes newsworthy, but with any kids who don't go the direction you know they're capable of or hope for them. It's one of the tough things when you compete. Sometimes things work out and you're successful and sometimes it doesn't. That doesn't have you back off from competing and teaching and trying to help people."

The reason why I linked these 3 cases together was to show how meshugenuh athletes can be.
For those of you out there who may be a professional athlete or may be one in the future, learn from these player's mistakes! Be a role model on the field and off the field in 2006.
If you read this in time, check out the ND-OSU game on ABC!
Again have a happy and healthy 2006!
-The Sports Meshugenuh-