Archive for October, 2011
Detroit’s second year defensive end, Ndamukong Suh will be meeting the commissioner during his bye week. The reason is to talk about all the NFL flags he has been getting. He doesn’t have to have a meeting, just read the rules. Asked what the league doesn’t like about him, he said “I have no clue”. He also said he is not going to change his game. Sounds to me nothing is going to get accomplished. If he is not going to learn and change his ways, why bother. Or maybe the commish has a jar of jelly beans like Ronald Reagan did on his desk and Suh just has a sweet tooth.
Oh my , the tough decisions we all have to make in this economy. Which bills to pay, how much food to buy, can I afford to fill up my gas tank or if you are CC Sabathia of the Yankees do I opt out of my $92 million contract. Sabathia agreed to a $161 million contract for seven years in2009 and now he may want to become a free agent. Wish I had that problem, I would look good in an MLB jersey . Wish I could throw like Sabathia who has gone 59-23 with a 3.18 ERA during the regular season. The only thing I can do is throw, like in up, throw the dog out of the house or throw a horseshoe at a post. Because of that the only thing I can opt out of is maybe taking out the garbage.
All you NFL players, it’s time to go back to work. If you’re a signed player, rookie, undrafted player or unrestricted free agent, it’s time to put on you NFL luggage tags and get back to your team. This is not only good for the players and all the office workers but is even better for the regular folks who make a living working during the season. I’m talking about the guy that slaps mustard on your dog, the person who pours your overly expensive beer and all the other worker bee’s who make a living because football is played. The millionaires and billionaires could have withstood a longer lockout but the common guy would have been hurt really bad. I don’t think they came up in the negotiations, but I’m glad they get to have their jobs back.
With Roberto Alomar entering the Hall of Fame he will be the first player to enter wearing a Blue Jays cap. Alomar was with the the Blue Jays when they won the 1992 and 1993 World Series. Alomar is only the thirded Puerto Rican to enter the Hall. Alomar has 10 Gold Gloves playing second base which is a record. He was also a switch hitter who batted a career .300. He was also a 12 time all star. His most forgettable moment was in 1996 when he got into an argument with umpire John Hirschbeck and spit on him. Get your MLB caps for the Blue Jays now because with Alomar going into the Hall, sells will be picking up for that team.
Big Ben and the Steelers show Tom Brady and the Patriots how it’s done. Just keep the offense off the field. If Brady is sitting on the sidelines wearing his NFL fitted cap, he cannot do any damage on the field. Brady threw for a low 198 yards while Big Ben threw for 365 yards and two touchdowns. Pittsburgh held the ball for more than 39 minutes and survived a late rally to win its fourth straight game. No scientific work needed here, I could have told you if you don’t want the opposing offense to score, just keep them off the field.
Super quarterback Andrew Luck keeps number 4 Stanford undefeated in triple over time win over number 20 USC. The final score was 56-48. Luck threw for 325 yards and had 3 touchdowns once again proving he is the number one pick of any player wearing NCAA apparel to win the Heisman. Luck usually perfect made one mistake when Nickell Rovey intercepted his pass and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown. With only 3:08 remaining in the game, Luck calmly engineered a 76 yard drive to tie the score. Stephen Taylor ran for the go ahead score in the third overtime. This game was a thriller and we have another big one coming up this Saturday. Do you know who? Of course you do.
College sports, especially football is big business. It is a billion dollar business. Players get free educations and room and board from the colleges they play for. Is this not the same as receiving a payment for that service. Therefore I see it as no more amateurs left in sports, especially football. And with the billions of dollars the Universities make off these players from game tickets to concessions and NCAA apparel, it is time for the Universities to put some of that money back into education instead of hiking up tuition fees again. Seems the schools think sports is more important than education. Who would you rather defuse a bomb for you, a jock or someone with a masters degree.
Terrell Owens say he is ready to play, the problem is nobody wants him. You can eliminate the teams he’s played for, the Eagles, Cowboys, Bengals, 49ers and the Bills. If a contender needed a wide receiver why would anybody want T.O. He has been nothing but trouble for any team he has ever played for. Owens had a workout Tuesday and not one NFL team showed up for it. Owens time in NFL apparel may be over as the only offer he has received is from the AFL’s Chicago Rush. I hope this is goodbye T.O., I for one won’t miss you.
Cam Newton is becoming a much better quarterback than anyone expected. Before he was drafted there was speculation about his attitude and his willingness to work hard. He is surprising everyone. When Newton of the Panther’s rushed for a 16 yard touchdown in the third quarter of their victory over the Redskins, he tied a record for the most rushing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback in an NFL jersey. He is 3 shy of Billy Kilmer’s rookie record of 10. With 9 game left he is sure to shatter the rookie record and Steve Grogan’s record of the most rushing touchdowns in a single season by any quarterback.
While a 6 man race for the Heisman would have been fun it is down to a two man race now. Andrew Luck of Stanford and Trent Richardson of Alabama are the two best players wearing NCAA jerseys in all of college football. On November 5th Alabama takes on the LSU Tigers. One week later Stanford plays the Oregon Ducks. Both games will exciting for all college football fans. If one or both players lead their teams to victory the voters will most likely have settled on a favorite. If one or the other lose or both lose, the race could heat up again.