Archive for May, 2012
Hockey to me has always been a winter sport. Now that we are in the first days of
summer, it seems strange to be watching it. If they are going to play so many games,
they should start it sooner. Summer is baseball time, not hockey or basketball time.
We shouldn’t be seeing any NBA logos or NHL logos on game jerseys this time of year.
To me, both sports are way to long. I think the competition would be better and the fans
would be more interested if the seasons were longer. Their both like ice cream, how much
can you eat before you get tired of it.
I just read that Kordell Stewart retired from football. He used to
be the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played there for
8 of his 11 seasons in the NFL. He last played in 2005. Where has
he been? Maybe he has been hiding under some MMA hoodies.
He sure hasn’t been playing football, at least for the last 6-7 years.
Was he just trying to keep the dream alive, or did he just forget
to retire a long time ago. Known as “Slash” during his playing days
because of all the things and positions he could play, he was fun
to watch. Good luck Kordell and maybe you should get a pad of
paper and start writing things down so you don’t forget them,
like retiring when you should.
I sure am glad to be back to work today. These 3 day weekends really wear me out. I just try to do
to much. Seems like I work harder when I have time off than when I am working for money. And
I work for myself, so it’s not like I loaf at work. I should have just put on my NHL cap to keep the
glare out of my eyes and watched some TV outside. There was plenty of sports to watch this weekend,
but the yard was calling and so was my wife. With all that noise, I couldn’t hear the TV anyway.
It’s Memorial weekend and time for some leisure time. Maybe watch some car racing,
a little basketball or the boys in their MLB caps. You would think so, but not in my house
unless I do it with a radio. You see, my wife is having company over on Monday and my
honey-do list is very long. For a 4-5 hour cookout, I probably have 10-12 hours of chores
to do before they arrive. Sure, I’ll get it done, because as they say, if momma ain’t happy,
nobody will be happy. At least I’ll get to have a burger and beer at the end.
T.O. wants back in the NFL. His biggest problem is who wants him? He says the two
NFL jerseys he would like to wear are the 49′ers or Raiders. Why would any team take
him? He is the most disruptive player to ever play. He is a team divider and locker room
cancer. My guess is that with his reputation we will never see him in the NFL again.
Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us and so is the Indy 500.
I am not the biggest race fan, but I do love the 500. There is something
more exciting about open car racing than the NASCAR cars. I am tired
of watching basketball right now and sitting inside. If the weather is
nice, I will put my TV outside relax and watch the race. I most
likely will watch some baseball and well. I’m a huge fan of the Rockies,
I even have some MLB car floor mats in my vehicle. I just hope the
weathers cooperates because I don’t want to be stuck inside.
If you remember back 15 to 30 years ago, tennis was immensely popular. Everyone played the
game. You had to wait for hours just to get on a public court. It was one of the most popular
sports to watch on TV. What happened to it? Did I just lose interest or did everyone lose interest.
Maybe tennis needs some serious marketing. I see people walking around wearing football gear,
MLB caps and even once in a while someone in a NHL cap. Have you ever seen anyone in tennis
gear or a John McEnroe cap. Does not exist. You may say it’s because it’s not a team sport and you
may be right. Nascar isn’t a team sport either and they sell plenty of stuff. I think tennis has just
died a slow death when all the others seem to be surging.
Ron Artest has changed his name to Metta World Peace.
Even though he has changed his name, he is still the same
dysfunctional person he has always been. Ron Artest has
been a dirty player in the past and has proved it once again
by throwing an elbow in the face of another person. If Ronny
boy is going to change his name to World Peace, he should try
to live up to what it means. Someone named World Peace should
act more peaceful to his fellow man and not like Ron Artest.
He’s back in an NBA jersey after his suspension for the elbow,
so all you Laker fans can rest in peace.
Junior Seau’s suicide and death is a very tragic thing. For such a
positive person to go this way and leave behind a family and children
is very tragic. Some want to blame the NFL and his concussions for his
death. Some say the NFL toys with the players and don’t take concussions
seriously enough. All players know the risk they are taking when they play
football. Injuries and concussions are part of that when you sign a contract
to be a multi-millionaire. Also, most of these players have been playing
since they were 7 years old. They have been taking hits for some 20-30
years. If the NFL is to blame, so is the college they played for, the high school,
junior high and beyond.
Way back in the days of Major League Baseball, pitchers routinely pitched a complete game.
In today’s modern game, it’s rare for starting pitcher’s to get their MLB shirts sweaty. If they
can go 6 innings, it’s an accomplishment today. Are pitchers today not as tough as they used
to be or is the talent they face better than them. I would love to see baseball limit a team on how
many pitchers they can use in a game. The game has grown so slow with the changing of pitchers
and commercials, I can hardly get involved with it on TV. I like listening to it more on the radio
because I can stay busy during all the down time.