Alex McNamee

Alex McNamee has written 19 posts for Blue Chips

Inside&Out: Smaller conference predictions

WAC HAWAI’I Warriors (10-3, 6-1 WAC) — This year is the perfect set up for Hawai’i as a year they are usually successful. Returning QB Bryant Moniz, the Warriors will be the best offensive team in the conference once again, as they were with spread QBs like Timmy Chang, and others. Although they only return … Continue reading

Inside&Out: Sun Belt football conference predictions

The Troy Trojans have been the class of the Sun Belt football conference for the past five years, clinching at least a share of the conference title the each of those years. They’ve been the story: their rise from Division II to Division I and being as successful in the transition as they’ve been. This … Continue reading

NCAA 12 Demo makes me excited for July 12

Next week, millions (billions) of people are looking forward to the July 15 midnight premiere of Harry Potter, the final movie. While I am seriously looking forward to that, there is something that I can’t wait for even before Thursday night. That’s NCAA Football 12. This week I downloaded the demo and I noticed a … Continue reading

How disappointed Columbus should be in Terrelle Pryor

In 2008, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was the No. 1 high school football player in the nation, and one of the most sought after recruits of the past decade. He waited until the last moment to commit to a college team (had been interested in Florida, Michigan, Penn State, Oregon, and Pittsburgh also), … Continue reading

Build a Super-Conference in the new NCAA Football 12

When it comes to video games, EA Sports’ annual installments of NCAA Football is my weakness. Every year, in July, the new NCAA Football game will be released – and I’ll be there at midnight to buy it. That will be the case this year again. This year, however, I decided to start blogging about … Continue reading

New ‘Hangover’ installment is predictable, has its moments

Between the identical beginning and end of ‘Hangover Part 2’ that were the same as the first movie installment, the ‘Part 2’ had its moments of great laughter, as did the first movie. The two best characters in this movie are a drug dealing monkey that wears a biker jean jacket, and Chow, the “international … Continue reading

Scenario Surfing: Ricky Rubio agrees to play for Minnesota; so let fall the dominos

It has appeared, for two years, Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio didn’t want to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who drafted him 5th overall in the 2009 NBA draft. And why would he? The Timberwolves are annually one of the worst franchises in the NBA. They can’t get it right. But T-Wolves GM David Kahn … Continue reading

They Said It: Scottie Pippen says LeBron James may be “greatest player” ever

“Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play in the game, but I may go as far as to say LeBron James is the greatest player to ever play the game because he’s so potent offensively. Not only can he score at will, but he keeps everybody involved. No guy on the basketball … Continue reading

NBA Mock Draft v. 2.0

Following the NBA combine in Chicago last week, we can now evaluate players even further on skills, measurements, intangibles, shooting ability and defense. The combine caused some variations in my Blue Chips Top 70 list, including big jumps up the board by Enes Kanter (C-Turkey), Chris Singleton (SF-Florida St), Jordan Williams (C-Maryland), Malcolm Thomas (PF-San … Continue reading

Three for the show: Why scouts like Irving, Williams, Kanter the most

This year’s NBA draft is unique in that two of the presumed top three players available to be picked didn’t play a full season, or at all, this past basketball season. So why do NBA scouts like Kyrie Irving and Enes Kanter so much? That’s a great debate. For me, Derrick Williams, the No. 1 … Continue reading

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