Nfl Tickets – Week 8 Bottom 12

Here is how I see the bottom 12 teams in the National Football League heading into Week 8 of the 2010 season:

21. Oakland Raiders: The Raiders destroyed the Broncos in Week 7 and finally got Darren McFadden back from injury. McFadden responded in a big way, totaling nearly 200 yards from scrimmage to go along with four touchdowns. McFadden looks ready to finally make good on all of his talent, which would be music to Al Davis’ ears.

22. San Diego Chargers: The Chargers keep finding ways to lose games. They’ve got a lot of talent and have produced solid yardage on offense and done well on defense, but the little things keep catching up to them. They’ve got to turn it around eventually, but it’s going to be too late soon.

23. Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals almost stole one from the Falcons in Week 7, which would have been a huge win. They’re slipping out of the division race and it’s looking bleak. The offense has gotten rolling, but the defense just doesn’t seem to be the same unit as last year’s.

24. Detroit Lions: Detroit is the best 1-5 team in the league. They’re getting Matthew Stafford back this week, which is big, and Jahvid Best’s toe seems to be improving. It would be nice to finally see this young offensive core get going this season and rack up some wins. They’ve been in a lot of close games.

25. Dallas Cowboys: Just when it seemed like it couldn’t get any worse for the Cowboys, they lose Tony Romo for what could be the rest of the season. Jon Kitna is better than most people remember, but it looks like the playoff boat is sailing on by without them.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags need David Garrard to get healthy if they’re going to win games. The offensive line has not done a good job opening up holes for Maurice Jones-Drew, who is having a subpar season.

27. Denver Broncos: The Broncos have really struggled to win games since Josh McDaniels got them off to a 6-0 start last season. His days in Denver look to be numbered. If they fall out of the playoff race completely, do we see Tim Tebow make a few starts toward the end of the season?

28. Cleveland Browns: The Browns are coming off what will probably end up being their biggest win of the season, as they shocked the Saints in New Orleans in Week 7. The team intercepted Drew Brees four times and had a great game plan.

29. San Francisco 49ers: The Niners are in trouble at this point, even in the NFC West.

30. Arizona Cardinals: I just can’t figure out how the Cardinals are going to put up points.

31. Carolina Panthers: The Panthers made a good call in going back to Matt Moore, who is much more capable of winning games than Jimmy Clausen right now.

32. Buffalo Bills: The Bills are the last winless team, but almost got a win in Baltimore in Week 7. Ryan Fitzpatrick is having a really good year; he’s a reason to get NFL tickets to see this team.

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Blackhawks fans prepare man caves for October 7 opener of the 2010-11 NHL season




For Blackhawks fans, getting ready for the upcoming season means preparing their “man caves” for several months of equally intense NHL hockey viewing.


In your dad’s day, the “man cave” was the workshop in the garage. Today, it’s typically a finished room in the basement where the man of the house might work out, have an office, and, of course, watch sports—especially the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. DirectBuy, the leading home improvement and furnishings club with direct insider prices, has some pointers for making the man cave guest-friendly for the upcoming NHL season and beyond.


“While being able to get away from the rest of the house and watch sporting events like hockey in peace may have been the genesis of the man cave, what might not have been taken into consideration initially was the desire to someday invite others to watch the game with you,” said Jeremy Vest, owner of DirectBuy of DuPage County. “Let’s face it, if you’re setting up a space fit for entertaining guests that’s something most men may want some assistance with.”


So what items might today’s man cave need to complete the perfect hockey-watching party?:


Kegerator, a man-cave essential for a beer-drinking crowd

Wide Screen TV with HD; surround sound speakers also recommended

Sectional sofa to accommodate multiple visitors; reclining chair with cup holders for the host.

Full-size, built-in bar area or free-standing, mobile bar station

Tile or wood flooring that’s particularly resilient to potential spillage

Pool table, air hockey, or foosball for halftime recreation

Mini-kitchen with microwave to reheat buffalo wings.

Home gym equipment—e.g. treadmill, elliptical—to work off the excess calories consumed during man cave weekend hockey marathons.


DirectBuyoffers nearly everything you need to create the perfect man cave no matter what your favorite sport might be at prices direct from manufacturers or their authorized suppliers. If you know what you want but don’t know how to pull it all together, DirectBuy also employs product specialists and professional designers well versed in the art of designing the perfect recreational space, while keeping you on budget.


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