2007…The most insane football season I have ever seen…well…we are going to test that theory this season. While we can’t predict 16-0 again, it’s definitely possible. Yes it’s only Week 3 (for them), but have you looked at the schedule? While there are a few hard games on the docket it appears very few that the Patriots could lose. Sure, any given Sunday, yadda yadda yadda, we get it. But let’s be real. What are we looking at (presuming – knock on wood or anything that resembles it – health), 14-2 or 13-3 AT WORST. Probably a good shot at 15-1 or...the ever taunting 16-0 again?
This week's loser is Cowboys defensive end, Greg Hardy
The BUM of the Week is back with a vengeance. This might be hard to believe, but I hadn’t decided on who was going to take home this week’s award until a few hours ago. Roger Goodell was in the running the entire time, especially after his embarrassing press conference earlier this week where he said with a straight face that he had no regrets about how the DeflateGate debacle unfolded. Really? You don’t regret making your league (and yourself) the laughingstock of sports? You don’t regret getting caught lying repeatedly in Brady’s appeal process?
Looks like I was 1-for-2 in my Wild Card predictions, so I’ll settle for a .500 batting average. Give it up for the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs for going on the road and winning huge ballgames to move on the Division Series. Dallas Keuchel graduated from ‘boy’ to ‘MAN’ in New York, throwing six scoreless innings on three days rest…that rebuild in the Space City appears to be well ahead of schedule. And Jake Arrieta? Okay, who the hell kidnapped the Jake Arrieta from Baltimore and replaced him with Tom Seaver? My God, what a difference a change of scenery (and league) can make.
For those who haven’t heard or simply couldn’t care less about baseball (probably the latter), the Red Sox announced that John Farrell will be returning to the dugout for the 2016 season. My initial reaction….Umm, why???
I’ve abstained from officially putting anything ‘out’ about DeflateGate, Tom Brady, the Wells Report and all that Jazz…..but this is just too good and it’s Media Frenzy Gold. Every day between Mother’s Day and today I’ve started to write something and then said – nahhh…..don’t bleed your bias onto a piece. Let’s face it, I’m about as unbiased as the Wells Report. Again I said about, not more probable than not because face itI’m much more open minded, even after I’ve been hitting heavy from the homer soup.
It’s not time to press the panic button yet, but it may be time to start looking at it. Last night the Red Sox lost to the Yankees in what became a close game….but it wasn’t close for most of the night.
Pitching for the Red Sox was ‘Cy Young McGee’, Joe Kelly who is probably out of the Cy Young race already. It’s strange to watch Kelly pitch, his stuff is disgusting, he can rear it up to 100 and has devastating throws, except baseball, especially pitching- like real estate or even just life- is about location, location, location. Kelly can’t seem to locate, so every once in a while (and by that I mean quite often) he throws Home Run Derby meatballs.
At least we get to see if the kid can be good in the Majors
It was a balmy 52 degrees and somehow the rain cleared at perfectly the right time (hey I was running late – 6:10 starts suck). Joe Kelly, the clear Cy Young Forerunner, provided a strong passable borderline start...
Kelly was reaching as high as 100 on the radar gun –be it accurate or not – but he was getting rocked like a 1st Grader being sucker punched by a 5th Grader. He minimized the damage, to only a Pearl Harbor like event. First inning Field Goal – great 3rd out hold. But none of the struggles seem to matter….