Housh tries to fool the Eagles

According to Pro Football Talk, "Receiver T.J Houshmandzadeh has said that he'd like to play for the Eagles. But, as it turns out, the Eagles might not be interested. According to Derrick Gunn on Comcast SportsNet, the Eagles didn't react kindly to an effort by Houshmandzadeh to dupe the team into thinking that he was offering Philly a discount. After checking around, the Eagles reportedly learned that Houshmandzadeh's agent was actually asking for more money from the Eagles than from other teams. Per Gunn, the Eagles previously had little interest in Houshmandzadeh. The alleged bait-and-swtich routine ensured that the Eagles won't make a play for him."

This is good that the Eagles are not going to sign Housh. He is overrated and wants too much guaranteed money and only has about two years left in the tank. All of that being said, Eagles have lost almost all of their free agents and they have a ton of money left under the cap. They need to make moves for a few positions. Hopefully they can complete a trade for Boldin before the draft.

Dawkins Officially a Bronco

In a situation that has taken the Eagles fans attention for the past 24 hours, it looks like Brian Dawkins will officially be a Denver Bronco. Dawkins agent has confirmed this, and the Broncos have officially announced it. This is probably the worst news for Eagles fans in a long time. It is a complete slap in the face from the jackasses who run this organization. We will probably be even more upset when we find out the specifics of a deal, which will probably be two years, and for not a whole lot. Definitely a guy who deserves to retire an Eagle, and play out his final years in the green jersey. Picturing Dawkins in a Broncos jersey makes me want to throw up. Still being pretty young when Dawkins first started his career with the Eagles, he quickly became my favorite player, and favorite Philadelphia athlete. If you ask any Eagles fan their favorite player, Dawkins will be quickly mentioned by almost everybody. Ray Didinger, who is an unbelievably knowledgeable football mind says that Dawkins revolutionized the safety position, and paved the way for the players today like Ed Reed, and Polamalu. It is a sad day to lose Dawkins, and it just shows how arrogant the front office is. Every day, the fans grow more and more tired with the assholes who run this organization, who act like they have won multiple Super Bowls, when they've never won anything. The fatass himself, Andy Reid, thinks we are stupid enough to believe everything he says. The Phillies are busy winning World Series' while the Eagles brass is more concerned about how to nickel and dime every Eagles player on the team. Brian Dawkins now a Bronco. It's tough to say, and if you will now excuse me, I am going to go cry.

Updating Eagles Free Agency

The story of Brian Dawkins joining the Denver Broncos has been confirmed by some, while others are saying it is not true. With this story still up in the air, we can only hope for the best. There will be a lot of angry Eagles fans if Dawkins does leave the Eagles. Dawkins was not only a pro bowler last season, but is the physical and emotional leader of the Eagles. One of the reasons that Eagles defense is so successful is because the players know if they don't give 110%, Dawkins will be in their face.

So lets update what we do know. Stacy Andrews signed with the Eagles. We like that signing, the Eagles needed to bring in an offensive tackle, and we believe they brought in a good one in Stacy Andrews. Unfortunately, other than that, it doesn't look good for the Eagles.

The Eagles came up short again this season by losing in the NFC Championship game. McNabb has stated on record that he wants more weapons. Only one day into NFL free agency, and we will probably lose both former pro bowler Tra Thomas, and former pro bowler John Runyan on the offensive line. We did lose former pro bowler Lito Sheppard in a trade to the Jets. We lose Correll Buckhalter, who was arguably more consistent than Westbrook last season, and was one of the main playmakers on offense all season. We also lose L.J. Smith, who was a bum but without him the TE position is not as good. We lose Sean Considine, who......... ohhh wait that's a good thing. Actually as much as I hate Considine, he could make plays on special teams, and the Eagles special teams has been horrible since Harbaugh left as special teams coach. And now possibly losing 7 time pro bowler Brian Dawkins? It is still very early, but seems to me like we are losing playmakers quicker than we are gaining them. Looks like we need to address the offensive line, running back, fullback, wide receiver, tight end, defensive end, and safety position before next season. We are not big supporters of the Eagles front office at Kotite's Corner, and they continue to show their arrogant idiocy if they could not overpay Dawkins a little bit to have him back. The trio of Andy Reid, Joe Banner, and Jeffrey Lurie are an absolute joke.


Dawkins a Bronco?

Even though this story has yet to actually be confirmed, if it is true, it will be the most heartbreaking, slap in the face the Eagles organization has ever provided to Eagles fans. And they have provided quite a few. I'm not going to re-hash everything about Dawkins which makes him possibly the most beloved Eagle ever. Football is a business, and the player and the team have to do what is best from a business perspective, I get all that. But if this happens, it is complete bullshit. In a situation like this, I feel like the Eagles are obligated to give Dawkins a little more money to keep him with this team, and keep him with this organization. More information will be coming on this situation shortly, and although it doesn't look good, lets hope that Dawkins is flying to Denver to tell them no thanks.

Eagles Sign Stacy Andrews

The Eagles signed former Bengals offensive lineman, Stacy Andrews today to help out on the offensive line, pending the results of a physical. Stacy Andrews also happens to be brother of Shawn Andrews. Stacy can play multiple offensive line positions, but will probably be projected as a right tackle on the Eagles unit. If this is the case, the Eagles clearly do not have any intentions on bringing back long-time tackle John Runyan. This will also put the brothers Andrews on the right side of the line for many years to come. Stacy is actually the older brother of Shawn, but is only 27 years old himself. Having his older brother on the team now should really help out Shawn, and get him back to playing at the high level that he does when he is healthy.

It is a little sad to think that John Runyan has played his last game as an Eagle, but we believe this is a very good move, and one that needed to be made in order to help out the depleted offensive line. Stacy Andrews is a great signing, and should be a solid offensive lineman no matter where they line him up. Stacy is a monster at 6'7", and 342 pounds, and can pass block and run block effectively.


Ping Pong and White Boy Dancing = Awesome?

Saw this on With Leather and I had to post it on Kotites. Some great Ping-Pong action and then some great white boy dancing. Make sure you check out the score at the end of the video.

The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham Review/Theories

It was very interesting to see Locke come back to life on the island. Since he took the place of Christian Sheppard on the 815 flight, could Christian have been resurrected also and that is why Jack saw his father on the island in the first season? The only thing against this theory is that Christian Sheppard seems to show up and leave as if he were a ghost (on the island, in Jacob’s Cabin, on the Freighter, by the wheel…). When Locke got back to the real world, he was back to being a complete chump again, not being able to convince anyone to come back with him, and having to be transported around in a wheelchair. While on the mainland, Walt told Locke that he keeps having dreams about a group of people killing Locke. Could it be the passengers of Flight 316, who think Locke is nuts for saying that he has been on the island and Ben killed him?

Widmore had a camera in Tunisia right where you end up when you turn the wheel. He had to find out this location after Ben turned the wheel, because the camera was not there at that point. It was interesting to find out that Abadon works for Widemore, and Abadon is a guy who gets people where they need to go. Somehow, Widmore knew flight 815 was going to crash and had Abadon become an orderly in the hospital in order to make sure Locke ended up on the island. Is Widmore good or evil? The show brings us back and forth constantly on who has the islands best interest, Widmore or Ben.

It would seem like Ben would know how to go back and forth from the island, hasn’t he done it multiple times before? I'm thinking that pushing the button in the hatch controlled the island from moving in time. The island was stuck in one place and Ben knew the exact coordinates to take boats and submarines back and forth. After the hatch imploded and the wheel was turned, there were completely new coordinates and Ben didn't know them. Ben had no idea how to get back to the island, until he heard it from Locke. Once he had the information he needed, he had no reason to keep Locke alive. Ben has tricked and held the island hostage this whole time. He had a power struggle with Widmore, won and exiled Charles back to the “real” world. Ben claimed he could hear Jacob (while running the island), but when Jacob tells Locke to help him, Ben gets jealous because he could never hear Jacob and attempts to kill Locke.

316 passengers crashed on the separate small “zoo” island that Jack, Kate and Sawyer were held captive in Season 3. Lapidus took a boat to go to the main island. They said he went with a woman, but who was the woman? At first thought, the only woman unaccounted for that was on the plane was Sun, but was Sun on the place when it crashed, or did she flash off like Jack, Kate, and Hurley? When Locke was talking to the girl (Ilana), they clearly were looking at the main island only about 1/2 mile away. A question I have is when are the 316ers? Are they in the 70’s along with everyone on the island before the crash and the 5 original cast members who were also on 815, or are they still in 2008? The only reason I think they are in 2008 is because there was a flash and Hurley, Jack, Sayid, Kate, and Sun vanished. Caeser mention he saw Hurley vanish. It is just like when the island was skipping or when the wheel is turned.


NFL Mock Draft (2/25/09)

1. Detroit Lions – Matt Stafford, QB, Georgia
2. St Louis Rams – Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
3. Kansas City Chiefs – Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
4. Seattle Seahawks – Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
5. Cleveland Browns – Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
6. Cincinnati Bengals – Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
7. Oakland Raiders – B. J. Raji, DT, Boston College
8. Jacksonville Jaguars – Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
9. Green Bay Packers – Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
10. San Francisco 49ers – Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
11. Buffalo Bills – Everette Brown, DE/LB Florida State
12. Denver Broncos – Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
13. Washington Redskins – Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
14. New Orleans Saints – Rey Maualuga, LB, USC
15. Houston Texans – Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
16. San Diego Chargers – Chris “Beanie” Wells, RB, Ohio State
17. New York Jets – Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State
18. Chicago Bears – Darius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Brian Cushing, LB, USC
20. Detroit Lions – Peria Jerry, DT, Mississippi
21. Philadelphia Eagles – William Beatty, OT, Connecticut
22. Minnesota Vikings – Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
23. New England Patriots – James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State
24. Atlanta Falcons – Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State
25. Miami Dolphins – Aaron Maybin, DE/LB, Penn State
26. Baltimore Ravens – Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
27. Indianapolis Colts – Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech
28. Philadelphia Eagles – Sean Smith, S, Utah
29. New York Giants – Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina
30. Tennessee Titans – Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU
31. Arizona Cardinals – LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh
32. Pittsburgh Steelers – Eben Britton, OT, Arizona


Hollywood's Squares

Few Things I Noticed About the Oscars Last Night:

I have never been so attracted to somebody as thick as I am Beyonce. Seriously, her thighs lead me to believe that she could give Shaq a hard time in the post. I don’t care though, tree trunk thighs and all, that lady is like the parking ticket I got over the weekend; shes got fine written all over her.

I am seriously considering quitting my job and making a living betting on the Oscars every year. Unlike any sports, there are locks in Oscar betting. Yes, the odds are ridiculous, but there was absolutely zero chance of Ledger, Wall-E, Boyle or Slumdog not winning. You do have to risk a lot to win a little, but it is the only time I have ever made bets that I KNEW would win.

The actors need to get liquored up at the Oscars like they do at the Golden Globes. The Oscars are about 100 x more important than the G squareds, but they are also 100 x less fun to watch. Why? Because at the Globes, the actors get plastered, and watching drunk actors is much more fun than watching Will Smith give out awards for best makeup and costume design. It was much more fun watching a hammered Mickey Rourke (who should have won last nite) say “balls” 35 times and get flipped off by Darren Aronofsky.

How cool is Hugh Jackman?

Kate Winslett is hot. That is a real woman. You can ogle over your Jessica Alba’s and your Cameron Diaz’s all night, but when push comes to shove, I want a woman like Kate. Energetic, fun, humble, and won’t have to take a bathroom break after ever course during a date to throw up whatever it was she had just eaten. My affection for her is, admittedly, enhanced by the money I won money on her beating Streep for Best Actress.

Enough with the 100 thank you’s during acceptance speeches. Seriously, thank people on your own time. When you get up there, say something inspiring and memorable. America is watching and doesn’t care if you owe all of your success to your third grade gym teacher. Best Speeches of the night: Penelope Cruz and the dude who won for writing Milk. At least that guy didn’t just get up there and talk. He actually had something to say.

Finally, and I mean this with all my heart, trim the ceremony down to 2 hours, and only include the major awards. The art awards and the short film awards should be given away at a much smaller ceremony, with the only people invited being the nominees and their mothers. After all, they are the only people who care about those categories. Ok I lied, most of their mothers probably don’t give a damn either.

If there were a Best Actor Oscar for sports, who do you think would win? Id give the five nominations to:

Gus Johnson: The guy cant get a full time job with a major network, yet when assigned to do play-by-play sporting events like WNBA games and KC Chiefs games, you would still think by hearing him that you are watching the 1980 Olympic Hockey game when we beat the Commies. He really makes us believe that the games mean something, and isn’t that what acting is all about?
Manu Ginobili: For his acting performances in over exaggerating every bit of contact every time he drives to the hoop. He is the Jack Nicholson of sports: Always overacting but still oddly convincing.
Lance Armstrong: This is the winner for me. He has done such a great job acting like such an incredible guy that people don’t even take a second to think that odds are, he has done more PED’s than Arod and Bonds combined.
The Chicago Cubs Front Office: Every year, the whole organization gives an incredible performance in making it look like they have finally done what is necessary to make their club a championship-caliber team. Even though they fail every year, they have been able to convince the na├»ve Cub’s fans for 100 straight years that this could be the year the curse ends. And even after 100 years of it not happening, they are such good actors that people in Chi town still have hope.
Venus and Serena Williams: For their performance in making people believe that they are women.

I feel kind of guilty for not sharing my money Oscar picks with everyone, because you all could be swimming in cash today. Therefore, I will work extra hard to pick winners this week. For tonights games:

Hollywoods picks so far: 6-3

Tonight, I’m rollin with:

Clippers/Warriors over 228

Seriously, will there be any defense played in this game at all?

Knicks –6.5

Very respectable team at home, and they match up well with Indy.

Tennessee Martin

If you want to win big bucks, you have to bet on no-name schools like Tenn Martin sometimes.


Pat Burrell- Before and After

My friend Joel sent this picture my way and I had to put it up here. He wrote, "The most depressing before and after photo ever. The Broad Street parade or the Welcome to Charlotte County parade? Take your pick, Pat."


Flyers Looking Toward Stretch Run

Checking in on the guys in orange and black, and we see the usual consistency we are used to from them. The Flyers are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, currently in the 4 spot, and are in 2nd place behind the Devils, who apparently don't lose anymore, in the Atlantic Division.

The story with the Flyers is never getting to playoffs, and having a successful season. Since the mid 90's, the Flyers have consistently been one of the best teams in the NHL and have often gone far in the playoffs. The Eagles brass would tell you that they are the gold standard of the NHL because of this, however, the Flyers actually realize that they need to win Lord Stanley's Cup one of these years to be considered an ultimate success. With the offensive firepower the Flyers have on this team, with a lot of young talent, we hope that the Flyers stand pat when the trade deadline rolls around on March 4. The Flyers will be adding Danny Briere to the lineup shortly, which will only add to the great offense this team has, and assuming he stays healthy, Briere will be a big key to the offense in the postseason. Briere will fit in to a team that has one of the most cohesive, well-rounded top three lines in the league. The top line is on fire right now, with Richards, Gagne, and Knuble all playing well. The second line has carried the Flyers most of the season with Jeff Carter, 2nd in the NHL in goals, Hartnell, and Lupul. When Briere returns, he should center a 3rd line made up of rookie phenom Claude Giroux, and Scottie Upshall. Any of those three lines can carry the Flyers at any given time, and put up a lot of points.

The Flyers goaltending is another situation to look at. When Biron has a couple bad starts, Niittymaki plays well. Then when Niittymaki plays poorly, Biron plays well. Even though Nitty has better numbers for the season, if they are still playing fairly equal come playoff time, Stevens may elect to go with Biron because of his excellent play in the playoffs last season. Either way, both goalies have shown that they can get the job done, and both goalies have shows inconsistency. One of them will need to step up in this late season run and hopefully continue that into the playoffs, much like Biron did last season.

The defense for the Flyers is the unit that really needs to step it up and play well come playoff time. The defense is playing better as of late, and that needs to continue. We are not worried about the play of Coburn, or Timonen, but rather the guys like Alberts, Carle, and Jones will need to step it up come playoff time. The Flyers defense will be contending with a lot of strong offensive teams in the playoffs. It will not be easy to come out of the Eastern Conference this season. The Devils, Capitals, and Canadiens all have solid teams, among others.

So, the Flyers have for the most part a fairly young team, which currently doesn't even include youngsters like Sbisa, who will be a beast, and James Van Riemsdyk, who is the Flyers former #2 overall pick, which means they should be a good team for a while. However, as Flyers fans, we have been waiting a while for a Cup victory. We are not content with just being competitive. With the offense that the Flyers have, if the defense steps it up, and one of the goaltenders emerges come playoff time, this could be the year for the orange and black.


Lost- Review of 316

Last night’s episode opened with Jack on the island, waking up just like in the pilot episode. Lost, so far this season has been amazing. My only complaint is that the answers they are giving us at times seem obvious, whereas in previous seasons, I was always confused and I was loving every minute of it. Last night’s episode started a lot of questions that should be answered sooner rather than later.

Why was Ben bloody by the dock? My first thought is that he got Widemore back by killing Penny. Could Penny really cause that much harm to Ben? If Desmond was on the boat, only one man comes out alive and no way are they killing off Desmond. He is too important to the show. If Penny is now dead, it should make an interesting team of Widemore and Desmond seeking revenge on Ben.

Who did Kate give Aaron to? Right away I thought it was to Claire’s mom, Carole. Kate seemed pretty upset and did not want to talk about it, to the point where you may believe that Aaron was not given up, but rather taken. Did Ben get to her? Did he threaten the life of Jack and/or Sawyer if she did not give up Aaron and come on the plane?

How/Why was Sayid arrested and why was he being transported to Guam? This had to be setup by someone working with Ben. No way this is a coincidence. Did his handler, Ilana, end up on this island also? How about Caesar, who offered Jack his condolences and who Hurley told to buckle up. If these two characters whom we were introduced to make it to the island and no one else on the plane does, why them? Was one of the six in physical contact with them during the flash? What happens to the plane? Does it crash in 2008 or in the 70’s? Does it continue its flight plan missing the seven passengers flashed to the island?

Jin was wearing a Dharma uniform in the 70’s and found Kate, Jack, and Hurley on the island. When Locke turned the wheel below the Orchid, the island must have stopped skipping through time leaving the rest of the islanders stuck in the 70’s. They adapted by joining Dharma (for now) until Locke came back with the Oceanic 6. This also can explain Faraday helping construct the Orchid in the 70’s.

Interesting to see where they go from here.


DeJuan Blair - That Just Happened

DeJuan Blair is may be coming off the best individual performance of this entire college basketball season. True, Blake Griffin, Jodie Meeks, and Stephen Curry can put up 40 on any given night, but lets take a look at what DeJuan Blair did on Monday. Blair put up 22 points, 23 rebounds against the #1 team in the country, the #1 defensive team in the Big East, in UConn’s own building, going head-to-head with the man who is supposed to be the best defensive player in the game, and a shot blocking machine, in Hasheem Thabeet. Not only that, Thabeet was coming off of a 25, 20, and 9 block performance in his previous game. He ended this game with 5 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 blocked shot. Blair also stayed out of foul trouble, and when caught in a bad position defensively, actually gave up a 2-point dunk or layup instead of committing a stupid foul. There were pro scouts all over the arena that night, mostly to see Thabeet. Instead, they got to see Thabeet get owned by Blair, and see DeJuan’s Blair’s draft stock rise through the roof.

This past performance by Blair was not a lucky game, or anything new. Blair has been putting up big numbers and big games all season long, against the best competition. Blair had 20 points, 17 rebounds in a game earlier this season matched up against Georgetown center Greg Monroe. Blair had 23 points, 22 rebounds against Notre Dame center Luke Harangody. Blair has consistently risen to the occasion in big games, and outplayed centers who are supposed to be better or more hyped than he is. The only way you can take Blair out of his game if to get him in foul trouble and get him on the bench. You know Blair is doing something right when the opposing teams’ game plan against him is nothing that involves play on the court – the goal is to get him into foul trouble.

All of this has allowed DeJuan Blair to fly up the mock draft boards. Comparisons are now being made of Blair to Wes Unseld, and Charles Barkley. Still only a sophomore, Blair has a tremendous upside. His mid-range shot, and low post moves are getting better every game. I do believe he will benefit if he stays another year at college. Many players have breakout seasons, and go to the pros, only to realize they could have learned a lot more by staying at school for another year. If Blair comes back to the Panthers next season, he will dominate, and likely be a lottery pick in 2010.

But before we worry about where Blair can be drafted, or what he will do after the season is over, he, along with the rest of his teammates, still have work to do this season. It won’t get any easier for going against the best in the nation in the Big East. Every game in Big East play is a battle, especially under the basket, or to borrow a football term, in the “trenches.” Some Big East basketball games are more like football games, and the Pitt Panthers may be the toughest team in the nation, with Blair as their tough-minded leader. Blair is built like a tank of pure muscle, and is a monster down low. Blair wears arm bands around his arms, and Jay Bilas commented during the game that these could we worn a head band, or a belt on anybody else.

The Panthers have a good opportunity to go deep in the NCAA tournament, and even get to the Final Four and contend for a national championship. They have the scoring, and athleticism in Sam Young, another future first-round pick. They have the leadership in Levance Fields, who leads the nation in assist/turnover ratio, and is the ultimate floor general. And then there is DeJuan Blair, who with his tough play, and infectious smile, can help lead this Pitt team to a national championship this season.

American Idol?!? We talking about American Idol?

I cannot believe I am writing an article about the subject of American Idol. What is wrong with me? Five years ago, before I started dating my wife, I would have laughed at the thought of even watching American Idol. I am such a music snob. I like to think my knowledge of music and its history is in the 99th percentile. All of this being said, I am married, so control over the TV is a constant battle in my house. Let’s be realistic, I’ve got no hand. I am just trying to set the stage on how/why I am watching this show and about to write an article about it. In all seriousness, if you see me on the street, slap some sense into me.

American Idol is a well-oiled machine. It cannot be stopped. Sites like "Vote for the Worst," and stars like Howard Stern cannot stop it. They blatantly market Coke-a-Cola and laugh all the way to the bank. Their ratings are Super Bowl-like. I have finally found a dent in their armor.

Generally, the esteemed judges of Idol provide the American viewers like my mom the ability to call in and vote 100 times per night for their favorite of the top 12 contestants. Normally, out of those 12, only 6 are really good and have a chance to become a pop star. Always looking to expand the empire and milk their sponsors for more money, Idol has broken the final 36 contestants into 3 groups and allowed America to vote the final 12 onto the next round, instead of the judges making that decision. Normally the 36 to 12 process picked by the judges is a week’s worth of episodes. They are now stretching the process out over the course of a month.

Last night, the first group of 12 was on television. It was awful; the diluted product was worse than the karaoke show I see on weekends at Yakitori Boy in Philly (by the way that place is fun, but run by morons, good luck getting them to keep a reservation or be intelligent in any sort of way). I hope ratings will go down, so in future seasons that I will be watching, because I am married and a bitch, I do not have to suffer through America voting on the final 36. It is in excess and the product was way worse than it already is.


Top 150 Movies Since 1990

After months of research and hours spent watching too many movies when we should have been out doing something with our lives, Kotite's Corner has compiled a list of the top 150 movies since 1990. It wasn't easy to eliminate some that are not on the list, and it wasn't easy to come up with the order for the current list. The rules are simple - No documentaries will appear on the list. This list was also compiled by men, so you will not see movies such as Titanic on here. If sequels belonged (Bourne Trilogy), we lumped all movies together in order to save room for others. The movies included in this list, as the title suggests, came out between 1990-2008. We also feel as if every movie list should be well-rounded, meaning you need movies from multiple genres. The Oscars are on Sunday,and we have The Dark Knight, Gran Torino, The Wrestler, and Slumdog Millionaire from this year's list. So here it is, Kotite's Corner's Top 150 movies since 1990. We hope you enjoy!
  1. Pulp Fiction (1994)

  2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

  3. The Usual Suspects (1995)

  4. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

  5. American History X (1998)

  6. American Beauty (1999)

  7. Braveheart (1995)

  8. Se7en (1995)

  9. City of God (2002)

  10. Fight Club (1999)

  11. Goodfellas (1990)

  12. Magnolia (1999)

  13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

  14. The Departed (2006)

  15. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

  16. Schindler's List (1993)

  17. Heat (1995)

  18. Crash (2004)

  19. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

  20. A Bronx Tale (1993)

  21. Blow (2001)

  22. Rounders (1998)

  23. Primal Fear (1996)

  24. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

  25. Borat (2006)

  26. The Fugitive (1993)

  27. The Bourne Trilogy (2002-2007)

  28. Clerks (1994)

  29. True Romance (1993)

  30. Jackie Brown (1997)

  31. Kill Bill 1-2 (2003-2004)

  32. Sleepers (1996)

  33. Office Space (1999)

  34. The Prestige (2006)

  35. Philadelphia (1993)

  36. Blood Diamond (2006)

  37. L.A. Confidential (1997)

  38. A Few Good Men (1992)

  39. Amores Perros (2000)

  40. Remember the Titans (2000)

  41. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

  42. Fargo (1996)

  43. Sling Blade (1996)

  44. Mystic River (2003)

  45. The Wrestler (2008)

  46. Old School (2003)

  47. Carlito's Way (1993)

  48. Memento (2001)

  49. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

  50. The Green Mile (1999)

  51. Casino (1995)

  52. Boogie Nights (1997)

  53. Dogma (1999)

  54. The Kite Runner (2007)

  55. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

  56. The Sixth Sense (1999)

  57. Zoolander (2001)

  58. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

  59. Apollo 13 (1995)

  60. The Big Lebowski (1998)

  61. Saw (2004)

  62. United 93 (2006)

  63. Jurassic Park (1993)

  64. Trainspotting (1996)

  65. Forrest Gump (1994)

  66. Rushmore (1998)

  67. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

  68. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

  69. JFK (1991)

  70. 21 Grams (2003)

  71. Shrek (2001)

  72. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

  73. Legends of the Fall (1994)

  74. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

  75. Michael Clayton (2007)

  76. Groundhog Day (1993)

  77. The Insider (1999)

  78. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

  79. Dazed and Confused (1993)

  80. Unforgiven (1992)

  81. Donnie Brasco (1997)

  82. No Country For Old Men (2007)

  83. Donnie Darko (2001)

  84. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

  85. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

  86. Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)

  87. Gran Torino (2008)

  88. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

  89. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

  90. Apocalypto (2006)

  91. Letters from Iwo Jima/Flags of our Fathers (2006)

  92. Austin Powers (1997)

  93. Traffic (2000)

  94. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

  95. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

  96. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

  97. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

  98. Snatch (2000)

  99. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

  100. Meet the Parents (2000)

  101. Batman Begins/The Dark Knight (2005-2008)

  102. Being John Malkovich (1999)

  103. Gangs of New York (2002)

  104. The Truman Show (1998)

  105. South Park (1999)

  106. Three Kings (1999)

  107. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

  108. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

  109. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

  110. Casino Royale (2006)

  111. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

  112. Wayne's World (1992)

  113. Home Alone (1990)

  114. Road to Perdition (2002)

  115. The Constant Gardener (2005)

  116. Friday (1995)

  117. Punch Drunk Love (2002)

  118. Cape Fear (1991)

  119. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

  120. John Q (2002)

  121. Scent of a Woman (1992)

  122. There Will Be Blood (2007)

  123. The Matrix (1999)

  124. Swingers (1996)

  125. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

  126. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

  127. Happy Gilmore (1996)

  128. Natural Born Killers (1994)

  129. Gladiator (2000)

  130. True Lies (1994)

  131. Training Day (2001)

  132. Sin City (2005)

  133. Menace II Society (1993)

  134. American Pie (1999)

  135. Dead Man Walking (1995)

  136. There's Something About Mary (1998)

  137. Interview with the Vampire (1994)

  138. Good Will Hunting (1997)

  139. Speed (1994)

  140. Saving Silverman (2001)

  141. The Life of David Gale (2003)

  142. Ace Ventura (1994)

  143. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

  144. Inside Man (2006)

  145. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

  146. Road Trip (2000)

  147. Harry Potter (2001-2008)

  148. Scream (1996)

  149. Misery (1990)

  150. Golden Eye (1995)


Bud Selig - The Ultimate Chump

Lately, Kotite's Corner has profiled a number of well-deserved chumps, including Matt Millen and local media pimp Kevin Walsh. But these are clearly minor leaguers compared to the King of Chumps and Chief MLB Marketing Pimp -- Bud Selig. Here's a guy who's single-handedly presided over the most extensive and far-reaching degradation in the integrity of any major sport, but who has the gall to strong arm ESPN radio into suspending Scott Van Pelt, who dared aim a critical comment his way. He followed this up by calling the editor of a Minnesota newspaper to threaten a sports columnist who questioned his competence, not to mention his criminal compensation. Yes, shame on the cowards at ESPN for meekly giving in like little girls, but that network has long been glued to the smelly butts of the major sports organizations, so no surprise there. And yes, shame on the MLB owners for not only tolerating this clown, but rewarding him with a multi-million dollar contract extension! But, then, most of the owners are smacked asses like Bud, so no surprise they'd reward one of their own. No, Bud Selig all by himself is deserving of every drop of our utter contempt. Bud Selig, the creator of the most toothless and fraudulent "drug testing" policy in all of sports. Bud Selig, the mastermind behind awarding Series' home field advantage to the winner of the freakin' All-Star game. Bud Selig, the crack meteorologist who ordered last year's crucial Series 5th game to proceed in a monsoon, which then put him in the position of having to temporarily rewrite the rules of baseball by refusing to declare a complete game. For all these reasons and so many more -- including the fact that he just plain looks and sounds like a sniveling little weasel -- Bud Selig is the undisputed Ultimate Chump in all of sports. So congratulations, MLB, this Bud's for you...


Hollywood's Squares

Just in case you thought I was done winning you money because I had not posted in the past two days, I want to assure you that that is simply false. While I was seconds away from hitting the Send button to the creators of this blog last night with an email up reccommeding you take both the under of 2.5 and US to win the soccer game last night, I wussed out because I feared a 1-1 draw. No more wussing out for me. One play tonight:

Davidson -7 1st half

People who have bet on CBB all year know that Davidson's first half bets have been a gold mine all season. They get off to quick starts and then usually either build on their lead or keep it right around where it is at the half. The spread of this game in -12.5, and I expect that to be around what the lead is at the half.

6-2 on the year


Kevin Walsh is a Chump

Just wanted to take this time to call out Comast SportsNet's own, Kevin Walsh. Who the hell is Kevin Walsh you might ask? Kevin Walsh is the chump who interviewed Donovan McNabb during the Syracuse-Villanova game this past weekend. Look, I understand the fact that by Donovan McNabb making a public appearance, there are going to be people who want to get an interview with him, especially after the comments he made about the Eagles defense after the NFC Championship game.

Well, Comcast jumped all over the opportunity, which makes sense as they want to get an exclusive Donovan McNabb interview. Kevin Walsh was the interviewer, and we get it, he wants to ask the "tough" questions and make a name for himself or something, but the questions asked were an absolute joke. McNabb should have stood up and thrown Kevin Walsh onto the court. McNabb handled himself well and answered all the questions to his credit. We consider ourselves very pro-McNabb for his play on the field, but have in the past bashed McNabb for certain things he says or does. But in this case, we wanted to give credit to McNabb, and call out Kevin Walsh for obviously not knowing how to conduct an interview.

First off, McNabb is watching his alma mater, Syracuse, at a basketball game, obviously not wanting to be interviewed by some chump. Second off, there is no way for McNabb to respond to some of the questions asked, which made the interview extremely awkward. Walsh asked McNabb if he learned anything from watching Warner or Roethlisberger in the Super Bowl. Really? What did he expect McNabb to say to that? He also asked McNabb 25 times whether he wanted to be back in Philly. McNabb is always very cordial in interviews, but this is one situation where he should have just put Kevin Walsh in his place, and owned him.

So in the end, Kevin Walsh tried to make a name for himself and just looked like a fool with no skills or sports knowledge. He should have conducted himself a lot better in the interview, and not made the interview incredibly awkward. If Comcast SportsNet lets Walsh go, he has a great skill set for TMZ.


Hollywood's Squares

8 Things We Learned This Weekend:

1. Lawrence Taylor signing on to be in the next Dancing with the Stars clearly shows that he has spent all of his money on coke and is now desperate.

2. Tool Academy is the most entertaining reality show since the last good Real World...the one with Brynn and Trishelle (who I once danced with at a night club.. I am Hollywood, after all).

3. Whiskey + Beer + Vodka + trying to make converstaions with girls you just met = not a good idea. Ok, thats what I learned this weekend, for everyone else, this has probably been common knowledge for years.

4. LeBron is still no Kobe. In a game in which he had to put his team on his back in order to win and make a statement, he couldn't do it. Sure the Cavs can roll 90% of the league, but when it comes down to the big games in the late rounds of the playoffs, they are still not complete enough of a team to beat the Lakers and Celtics of the NBA.

5. The Pro Bowl is one of the worst sporting events around nowadays, and there is nothing that the NFL can do to make it intriguing, so I cringe at the effort and money that they are putting into trying to do just that.

6. Roger Mason Jr is the most underrated player in the NBA

7. There are about 12 teams who could win the NCAA title this year.

8. My picks are awesome, and if you followed me the two days I have posted, your bookie right now would be more beat up than Rhianna.

Thats right, 2-0 Friday bringing my total to 6-1. Thats not even counting the 3-1 I went Sat and Sun but couldn't post on the site.

On to tonight, there will only be one pick: LA Clippers +1

Does anybody realize that the Clippers right now are actually not that bad. Yes, they are 12-39, but now they are healthy and look at this lineup:

Randolph, Thornton, Camby, Davis and superrookie Eric Gordon. I hate to admit this, but that is a playoff caliber starting 5. They have absolutely routed their last two opponents, both on the road, scoring 126 and 121 points against the Grizzlies and Hawks respectively. Now they are playing the super-mediocre Bobcats who are without Gerald Wallace. They are also flying home after a game vs Miami last night. Clipps win this game, and I have a feeling that they are going to be a team that I will be playing a lot for the next few weeks until people start to realize that they have some potential. Dunleavy's gotta go though, with a good GM this team could be a threat as soon as next year.

Did Phils Win Battle With Howard?

Ryan Howard signed a 3 year, $54 million dollar deal over the weekend. The deal makes Howard the highest paid player in Philadelphia sports today. This contract also allows Howard and the Phils to avoid the dreaded arbitration hearings. Howard's deal averages $18 million a year for 3 years, which is what Howard was asking for in this years' arbitration hearing. This seems to be on the surface a terrific deal from the Phillies perspective. Also, only committing 3 years to Howard should also work to the Fightin's advantage, as Howard might be past his prime in 3 years. That way, when his contract has expired, we can allow the Yanks or Sox to overpay for him in 2012. This deal seems perfect for the Phils, and I am surprised that Howard took it as it was always reported that he was looking for a long, very high paying contract. Also, by signing a 3 year deal, this is not the last time that Ryan Howard is going to want a big pay day. If he continues to play great baseball, he will be rewarded with an even bigger contract in 2012. This will hopefully keep Howard motivated throughout the 3 years of his contract. I don't think Howard is the type of player who would start playing poorly even if he had a real long term deal, but it's good to know that he will continue to be motivated by his next big deal.


Hollywood's Squares

As every rapper in the last 5 months has stated in some verse: It ain't trickin if you got it. Last night, I came on the site all cocky telling you how I am going to make you money, but guess what, I made you money. If you followed me that is. 4-1 last night and a late game collapse away from being 5-0. To put this into perspective, the best sports bettors in the world hit 60%, and most who do it for a living only hit 57-59%. Last night, I hit 80%. That is not going to happen every night, so dont expect it. However, I do expect to hit 60% over the course of a season in every sport that I cap. College bball on Friday nights is god awful, as its just a bunch of Ivy Leaguers getting their games in before they have to meet their study groups for the rest of their Friday nights. No plays there. Got a few that I like in the NBA though:

Denver -6.5: Caron Butler is out, making this game pretty much Denver vs Jamison. I expect a huge blowout here, as Washington isn't good enough to be taken seriously, even at home.

Oklahoma City +6: this is where people lose money in gambling. As far as public perceptions are concerned, a team like Phoenix or New Orleans is considered good, while teams like Oklahoma City are considered bad. However, when it comes to covering spreads, Phoenix is 16-29-1 and New Orleans is 19-25-1. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City is 31-18 vs the spread, only trailing Cleveland and Orlando. Don't make the common rookie mistake by taking Portland here. Oklahoma City covers tonight, and maybe even wins straight up.

Letter to Ed Stefanski

Dear Ed,

After the news came across the wire that Elton Brand would need season ending surgery, I think that I have the answers for you, and they don’t include signing Stephane Lasme from the EuroLeague (although that would be nice). Right now the Sixers are playing better without Brand, but this is still a huge blow to them for two reasons. First, Brand is signed for 5 years. Although he did not find his way in our offense, we are delaying the inevitable fact that we will have to come to some compromise as a team and learn to play up-tempo and fit around Brand’s strengths. We are delaying this learning process another year. The next problem this creates is that we got Brand in order to play half court basketball in the playoffs. Without Brand in this offense, we will not win a single round in the playoffs.

All of this being said, what do the Sixers do now? They will continue to run a high tempo offense and will make the playoffs. The Sixers need to make a decision on Andre Miller before the trade deadline. If you decide to keep him, I want Miller to sign an extension before the trade deadline. My thought is Miller does not want to stay in Philadelphia, but you would know better. He has taught this young team a good amount about basketball, but Miller is getting towards the end of his career, and he wants to play for a team that can win this year. So if Miller does not resign, I want you to trade him for an available player that fits our needs: to Orlando, who just lost Nelson for the season for a package that includes JJ Redick (Magic just traded for Lue, but we all watched the Sixers-Lakers finals and know he is not the answer and is a chump), or Portland for one of their young guards such as Bayless, Fernandez or Rodriguez. Either of these trades will help get something for Miller before he leaves for free agency, and it will help fill in gaps that we have on our team right now.

Listen, even if the Sixers do not make the playoffs without Miller, no one is coming to the games anyway and without Brand we have to play for next year not this year. Making a move to trade Miller is what is needed to be done right now, even if it makes the team worse this year. Also, while we are at it, could you please do us a favor and unload Green and Dalembert?

We still feel as if you are turning our Sixers around, and despite the current Brand situation, we feel as if you are doing a very good job with the Sixers, and we definitely still support you.

Thank you,
Kotite’s Corner


Hollywood's Squares

What’s up readers? I am sure you all remember your first day of school. You all remember the first time you met your wife or girlfriend. You all remember the first time you got so drunk at a bar and crapped your pants in front of a Perfect 10 model who, up until that point, seemed vaguely interested in you. Wait, what? That was just me?

Oh well, the point is, you will all remember the first time you read Hollywood’s Squares. You will remember it when you are sitting on your yacht that you bought with the money I made you, with your supermodel girlfriend who is only with you because of that aforementioned money.

Every day, I will be posting plays to bet on. The name of the column comes from the fact that those who bet on popular games that the public is purposely hoaxed by the books into playing are called Squares in the gambling world. And Hollywood Squares is the name of a famous game show. See what I did there? It’s a pun, get it? Clever, eh?

I don’t care how you fund your illegal betting habit, whether it be with a bookie or through a website (if it is through a website, feel free to email me and I will let you know if you ever have a chance of seeing the money you win). Bottom line is, follow my picks, and, in the long run, you will make cash.

I will have 5-0 days, I will have 0-5 days. But when all is said and done, you will have so much money that you will be able to quit your crack habit and upgrade to the much classier powder form of cocaine. Better get rich quickly, once word spreads, I may start charging for these picks, as I myself am also getting bored of injecting heroin through used syringes.

On to night #1.

NBA card is very small, so no plays there. As far as NCAA goes, I have a few gems here.

Rhode Island –3.5
Northern Colorado –1.5
UC Riverside +3
Davidson –10.5 (first half bet)
Michigan –4

Play those. Sometimes I will give reasons. Other times, I will not. Tonight I will not. However, I will say that in these cases, I am betting on a team that may not be as good as the team they are opposing, but have more motivation or home court. One of the best ways to make money is to take teams at home when they are playing teams that are clearly better than them, but the line seems too good to be true (Miami last night).

Good Luck, and lets make some $$$$$.