Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Prime Cuts: Drew Brees

Ah, the useful nuggets you get from Media Day. Talking with Saints lineman Nick Leckey, we found out that star QB Drew Brees can eat. A lot.

Specifically, a bunch of Saints hit up Ruth's Chris in the greater Fort Lauderdale area on Monday night, and Brees conquered a Double Portherhouse all by himself.

Huge points for Brees in terms of cut selection. And while there are plenty of classier joints than Ruth's Chris, it's still a decent meal, and it's not like there are a ton of chophouses aside from your standard Outbacks and Longhorns around here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sirloin Podcast: AFC & NFC Championship Previews

This week on the Sirloin Podcast*, The Mayor and I discuss the AFC & NFC Championship games, and debate where Rex Ryan mostly chomps in New Jersey. Somehow, the Nets made the show as well. Not sure how that happened.

Part I - Jets vs Colts

Part II - Vikings vs Saints, Rex Ryan's chomping preferences

*Technically this isn't a podcast, since you can't download it, but whatever.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Prime Cuts: Jonathan Stewart

With a single Twitter post, Jonathan Stewart of the Carolina Panthers earned some huge points here at Sirloin, announcing he went chompin' at Capital Grille. We assume he went to the Charlotte affiliate, and kudos to Stewart, as 2 Capital Grille's across the country (NY and Vegas) are solidly in our Top 10.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sirloin Podcast: NFL Divisional Round Previews

Here's the second edition of the Sirloin Podcast. Included is a recap of Wild Card weekend, and a preview of the Divisional Round. Not included: an interruption from a French Bulldog that may or may not have crapped on the Mayor's leg during the proceedings.



Friday, January 8, 2010

Hockey Mixed With Baseball = GOAL!

Those pesky Islanders pulled one out in Colorado Wednesday, thanks mainly to ridiculous goaltending from Dwayne Roloson, and, in part, to the coolest goal any Islander has scored in quite some time. Take it away, Robbie Schremp...

If this doesn't get you psyched for the NFL Playoffs ...

Courtesy of DJ Steve Porter ... this is just tremendous.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Introducing the Sirloin Podcast

To help bring in the new year, we're expanding the scope of Sirloin a bit. So for your listening enjoyment, here's the first ever Sirloin Podcast, broken up into two parts. The Mayor and I preview Wild Card Weekend. Part I looks at the Saturday games, Part II the Sunday games.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Video: Rex Ryan says Jets are favorites

Most likely there's some tongue-in-cheek behind Rex Ryan's proclamation that the Jets should be favorites in the NFL Playoffs. He can't REALLY believe that. He can say he believes it, but deep down, that can't be the case.

That being said, we're not sure why people would get mad or flip out. Dude is trying to pump up his team, and it probably worked. Who cares if the Bengals use it as billboard material. If they need that to get psyched for a game, they're in trouble.

Ti-Bo's Take: Skins Hire Shanahan

From time to time we'll be having star guest appearances here on Sirloin. Today, with the hiring of Mike Shanahan in D.C., we've invited our biggest 'Skins fan buddy Ti-Bo for his reaction on the new coach...
So Shanahan....

I have been saying this for months now, actually since before the season when Snyder was rumored to have wined and dined Shanahan during the off-season. "The grass is always greener" syndrome is certainly in play. People will immediately be excited because of his pedigree and resume and they should be, but they should try to remain cautiously optimistic.

everyone has been talking about his two Super Bowls, but he won those with Elway and while his winning % is still around .570 without Elway, the bottom line is that he has won 1 playoff game since Elway's retirement. In cities like Cleveland, Cincy, Carolina, Jax, etc getting a proven winner with a track record of getting teams to the playoffs would be a steal. However, DC is a different animal. Whether the Redskins' fan base is entitled to it or not, they/we feel we deserve to be competing for championships and playoff births should be a formality--even though the franchise has 2 playoff wins in the last 15 years. Our logic is backwards and unrealistic with this line of thinking, but it is what it is.

Aside from the one playoff win since Elway's retirement, this is what really scares me. His ego, which ultimately leads to weird/awful decisions. Look at who he thought he could win with at QB over the years: Plummer, Greise, Cutler. Sure those guys enjoyed some success, but overall they were/are disappointments and incredibly inconsistent. His defenses have also been horrendous at times. He also had the benefit of competing in the AFC west which for a large majority of his tenure never had more than two formidable teams. Meaning that he had around 4 cupcake games a year. Think about it, when was the last time the Raiders, Chiefs, Broncos and Chargers all had legit shots at deep runs in the playoffs. He will be walking into a division that is up for grabs every year and has teams that can make runs to the title game or Super Bowl every year.

Now with all the above being said, I think he will be benefit from several things.

1) immediately he will playing a 4th place schedule. With an improved offensive line and some minor adjustments the skins are talented to compete and at least go .500. This should build momentum for his tenure here.

2) He has an owner that will spend money and provide him with any resource he requires/asks for

3) he ultimately will be in charge of personnel. So this is his baby, which will be the first time in Snyder's tenure that this will be the case. He will be working hand in hand with Bruce Allen to evaluate and make roster decisions and Snyder (reportedly) will have little to no input in these type of discussions. The only thing Snyder will have veto power on will be money type issues.

In summation, on paper this is a good hire and obviously a step up from what was in place. However, consider the division he is playing in and Shanahan's lack of (playoff) success over the last decade, my enthusiasm will remain tepid until proven otherwise.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jason Bay Presser Highlights

The Mets introduced Jason Bay at a press conference today. Here are some of the highlights. Watch him try and contain his excitement.

Not gonna get into a discussion about the atrocity of presenting him with a Rangers jersey. So much for the Mets-Jets-Islanders trio being linked. Ugh. Bad omen.