Archive for December, 2009

31
Dec
09

December 31st

Play it safe this New Year’s Eve!

28
Dec
09

Weekly recap/rewind

Myteampicks for the week:

There were several games during the holiday.  Fortunately, many folks received a “get out of jail free card,” due to the busy holiday week.  On the contrary, one person didn’t manage to escape and that’s Fred Davis of the Washington Redskins.

theWAIVER: Fred Davis, never wear a sweatshirt while doing a television interview.

26
Dec
09

Happy Holidays

Have a safe and happy holiday from myteampicks!

23
Dec
09

Oh, those Redskins

Fred Davis was on Comcast SportsNet Monday, December 21, 2009 talking about the Giants win over the Redskins 45/12. 

Fred was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 2008 draft. During his post game interview Fred was wearing the attire below:

      

I understand this is a post game interview.  I further understand that the Redskins lost their Monday Night Football game, not by a little, but a lot.  I continue to understand that Fred is probably disappointed in his team’s defeat, however, in any interview you do not wear a sweatshirt with graphics.  In a post game interview I may excuse an athlete from wearing a suit, and then again, maybe not.  What I will not accept is a sweatshirt.  Fred Davis you are a WAIVER.  Please dress appropriately when you are interviewed on television.

22
Dec
09

Tying the Knot

For the last couple of days I have watched television, and observed men’s ties.  I am disappointed in some of the knots that I’ve seen. I will not point out anyone in particular but, here is some advice move the knot up until it reaches the center of the collar.

I have taken the liberty of giving you a little knot knowledge.  Below are a couple of knots, their descriptions, and diagrams of how each should be tied.  You are welcome to pick a knot below or one of choice but, move the knot up until it reaches the center of the collar.

Four-in-Hand Knot – Also known as a simple knot, the four-in-hand is believed to be the most popular method of tying ties due to its simplicity. The knot dates back to England in the days of the coach-and-four where the men driving the coach knotted their ties in this manner to help prevent them from flapping in the wind. The knot produced by this method is on the narrow side, slightly asymmetric, and appropriate for all occasions. It works best with wide ties made from heavy fabrics and should be worn with a tab, button-down or regular spread collar. It’s a classic knot for any occasion and is most widely used.

Half Windsor Knot -If you’re looking for something a little more assertive, try the half-Windsor knot. A medium triangular knot that is worn more formal than the four-in-hand, it can be worn for any occasion (preferably with standard shirt collars) and works best with somewhat wider ties made from light to medium fabrics.

Windsor Knot – Falsely named after the Duke of Windsor, the Windsor knot (also known as the full Windsor or double Windsor) is a wide triangular knot that is usually worn for formal occasions. This type of knot looks best worn with a shirt collar that is considerably cut-away.

Thanks to Brooks Brothers for the description of each knot.

20
Dec
09

Weekly recap/rewind

Myteampicks for the week:

theSTARTER:  Keyshawn Johnson and Marcellus Wiley just perfect!

theBENCH: Jerry Rice, switch your tie and you are on your way to being a STARTER.

theWAIVER: Mark May, you are too busy!

18
Dec
09

Mr. Wiley

Former All-Pro defensive end Marcellus Wiley joined Sage Steele on ESPN yesterday (December 17, 2009) to discuss the lost of Chris Henry on the NFL family. 

For those who aren’t familiar with Wiley, he spent 10-years of his NFL career with four teams – Buffalo Bills (1997-2000), San Diego Chargers (2001-03), Dallas Cowboys (2004) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2005-06).  He was a second round pick of the Bills in the 1997 NFL Draft.  Wiley was one of the NFL’s top defensive players during the prime of his career. 

Marcellus spoke very eloquent while discussing the sensitive matter of Chris Henry’s death, and his attire was appropriate too.  Watch the discussion below.

Marcellus you are a STARTER.  I wouldn’t change a thing!