Archive for April, 2012
NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. moves to the top
of the field in Nascar standings. Junior had his fourth top three finish
in nine races. Even though Kyle Bush won the 400 at Richmond International
Raceway on Saturday for his first victory of the year, he is 7th in the standings
now. Watching Bush celebrate his win, I was wondering how many advertisements
these guys have on their Nascar jackets. There’s so many of them you can’t even
read them all. And I bet their not cheap, at least something I can’t afford.
After sitting out 6 straight games and missing the final game of the season, Kobe is back. Whether he was
really injured or just needing a rest because of his age, Kobe pulled up his NBA socks and played in the first
playoff game against the Denver Nuggets. Kobe shot 11 for 24 from the field and made 9 of 11 from the foul
line. The Lakers whipped the Nuggets 103-88. Now that Kobe is rested, the Nuggets have no chance even though
their coach said the were playing their best basketball of the year. Just not good enough for the Lakers. Even
though this playoff has just started, it’s over for the Nuggets.
Michael Jordon, the best player ever to pick up a basketball is is the
worst owner of a basketball team. Ever. Jordon’s Charlotte Bobcats
are the worst team ever in the league. They finished with a record of
7-59, a .106 winning average. The six time NBA champion and 5 time
league MVP is not qualified to make decisions on talent. The best to
ever put on an NBA jersey should stick to Nike ads and underwear
ads and let someone else make the talent decisions. It’s time Jordon
hangs up his tie like he did his shoes and get out of the game for good.
Talks are going on between the Players Association and the league
on whether the Pro Bowl should be played. Many players who are
picked, bow out and don’t play. There were 20 replacement players
last year. There is very little financial benefit for the players and the
game means nothing. Also there’s the low quality of play, last years
score was 59-41. That’s because players are reluctant to play hard
because they do not want to get injured. They now play the game
the week before the Super Bowl so all the players on the Super
bowl teams cannot compete. I say, still pick the Pro Bowl players,
hang up their teams NFL flags and jerseys and dump the game.
If the players don’t care, why should we.
Does the NFL overpower all other sports or for that matter
all other sports combined. Right now, baseball is in full swing,
the NHL playoffs are going strong, the NBA is just about to start
the playoffs and all you hear on the radio is football. Even during
the off season football is more dominate than the other sports
combined. With the least amount of games by a large margin,
football is more popular than everything else. Football jerseys
out sell MLB jerseys and NBA jerseys by a large margin. Even the
NFL draft is in prime time on the TV. If the other sports want to
catch up, they should watch the NFL more closely.
If you want the truth and nothing but the truth, don’t talk to an
NFL head coach or general manager this week. With the draft
coming up this weekend, none of them are going to give you an
honest answer on who they are going to draft. The only thing we
know for sure is that the Colts will take Luck with the first pick and
that the Redskins will take RG3 with e second pick. Every team is
paranoid that if the information is leaked out, one of the teams in
front of them is going to pick their guy. You couldn’t even trust them
if they swore on a stack of bibles. We’ll just have to watch and see what
happens who wears who’s NFL jerseys.
Not to many things in this world are perfect, but Phil Humber was
on the mound for the White Sox’s. Humber who had Tommy John
surgery 7 years ago threw only the 21st perfect game in baseball
history. Being a big fan of the White Sox’s when I was a kid and
always wearing their MLB caps around, this was nice to see.
Baseball has been around for some 130 years or so and thousands and
thousands of games played. I was a little shocked to read that this was
only the 21 perfect game played.
Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb knew the questions were coming about the Arizona Cardinals
pursuit of quarterback Peyton Manning. He handled the situation with grace and dignity. He
said he fully understands the right of the organization to improve in any way and that a player
needs to fight for his job every year. He did say he would have liked it if head coach Whisenhut
would have communicated to him about the matter instead of hearing from it from other sources.
I’m sure the 7 million dollar bonus he received to stay in Cardinals NFL apparel eased some of the pain.
A fully rested Kobe Bryant will most likely return on Friday. His injury is healed and he is
ready to play. Was this a ploy on the teams part to rest him for the playoffs or was he really
as injured as they say. At his age and the length of the season, I am suspicious if he really needed
to sit out as long as he did. One of the best players to ever wear an NBA jersey, only Kobe and the
team know the truth.
With the NFL draft coming up on April 26, the Colts have said they have settled on their guy.
They just are not saying. The Colts have the 1st pick in the draft for the first time in 14 years.
Why the secrecy, I do not know, it’s not like someone can take the pick away from them. The
Colts will either have Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III in a Colts NFL jersey. Most expect the
pick to be Luck. If the Colts choose Luck, the Redskins are expected to take Griffin with the