Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Aaron Kampman's Departure




News broke recently that DE/OLB Aaron Kampman has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and as much as it sucks to see him go, it was expected. He was an Unrestricted Free Agent, and really was not having much success playing as an Outside Linebacker in the 3-4 Scheme (He only produced 3 1/2 sacks in 9 games). Add an ACL injury to that, and you've got a couple reasons for the Packers to not resign him. Also, Rookie and 7th Round Pick Brad Jones filled in admirably for him, producing 4 Sacks and being a solid player overall.

The point of all this is that Kampman was ineffective as an OLB and when he got hurt, was replaced by a 7th Round Pick.

However, it still is sad to see him go. He was a very good DE for the Packers, and was truly as classy as they come, and I wish him great success as he plays for the Jaguars.

Matt Kemp Failed Geography

I don't have a confirmation on that, but you have to figure as much considering this quote about the pressures of playing in the big city L.A. atmosphere: "We get more attention than players in a quiet city like Texas."

Don't mess with the city of Texas.

(Source: Ken Gurnick)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

An Open Letter to Canada

Dear Canada,

I watched a good portion of tonight's Olympic hockey game between Team USA and Team Canada.  It got me and Matthew thinking about that time in 1814 when you burned down the White House.  I have the following to say to you now:

Eat it.

Sincerely,

Andrew Faris

Monday, February 15, 2010

Introducing Brothers Who Like Sports

Matthew and I are brothers.  Matthew and I like sports.  Put it together and you get brothers who like sports.

Incidentally we also like writing and arguing.  So what could be a more natural product of all of this than a blog?  Hopefully you'll enjoy talking/arguing about sports with us.

I'll put it on the sidebar, but I should warn you ahead of time: Matthew and I have the following sports allegiances, so you can count on us being biased:

Andrew, in order of commitment level:
  • MLB: The Dodgers
  • NFL: The Seahawks
  • NBA: The Lakers
  • NCAA Football: USC
  • NHL: Seriously, who cares?
Matthew, in order of commitment level:
  • NFL: The Packers
  • MLB: The Dodgers
  • Do any other sports teams exist?
We'll talk about other sports as well, of course, but we just thought you should know from the beginning!

In any case, we hope you enjoy BWLS and welcome input of all kinds.