Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The NBA Starts Tonight!

And Kobe Bryant is at the center of it all, regarding trade rumors that is. Of course, I'd love it if the Knicks could get him for say Stephon Marbury and anybody else not named David Lee, but that's highly unlikely. BTW, my pick to win it all is the Pistons over Dallas in 7.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Congrats To The Boston Red Sox

Two championships in four years is definitely now bad. Now if Theo can just rest easy and not mess this team up like he the '04 team (and that starts with resigning Mike Lowell & Curt Schilling), they might actually have a good chance at repeating next year.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Bills 13, Jets 3

Here's the Jets main problem this season: this team is just listless. No one is really doing anything special against the Jets, it just seems like half this team is out there to collect paychecks. There are no leaders on this team and the players still seem to be living off their success from last season--it's like someone forget to tell the Jets that a new season has begun. It's beyond embarrassing to know that your team's season is over halfway through. Except for Lavernues Coles, the Jets need to make some major changes come the off season.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Dennis Rodman: Still A Cunt

Yes, that's a picture of former NBA rebounding king Dennis Rodman still acting the fool (after all these years) at some Halloween party the other night.

Friday, October 26, 2007

For Rockies To Have A Chance, Todd Helton Needs To Step Up

Like most people outside of Denver I don't know much about the Colorado Rockies, but as a Mets fan I'm well aware of Todd Helton long being one of the best hitters in all of baseball. This is why I'm surprised that Helton has been having such an awful postseason despite his team's play of late. And now that the Rockies have been held to a total of two runs in the World Series, the Rockies hitters (and especially Helton) are going to have to step it up bigtime in order for the Rockies to have a chance to win the series.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

For once I agree with Mike Lupica: if Alex Rodriguez doesn't what to be a Yankee anymore the team should just him go. And if he does decide to opt out his contract, he'll prove once and for all that he's a big phony, he's not a winner and it's all about making sure he's always the highest paid player in baseball.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Don Mattingly Interviews For Yankees Job

The former Yankee captain gets his chance to make a case on why he should be Yankee manager.

Colorado Rockies vs. Boston Red Sox For World Title

The Colorado Rockies will face the Boston Red Sox in the World series, beginning Wednesday in Boston.

The Red Sox "earned the right" to compete against them with their win against Cleveland Sunday night.

The Rockies have nothing to be afraid of, since they have a record of beating the Red Sox:

The Rockies have recent success on their side. During Interleague Play, the Rockies won two of three games at Fenway on June 12-14, as they outscored the Red Sox, 20-5, in the series. Additionally, the Rockies were one of just two teams to beat the Red Sox's top two pitchers, Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling. They lost the opener, 2-1, as Tim Wakefield outdueled Aaron Cook.

I'm going with the Sox in 6 as they have home field advantage, better pitching and the long layoff between series' will hurt the Rockies momentum just like it did the Tigers in 2006. How funny would it be if after waiting 86 years for their 2004 title, the Sox won another one in three? Manny Ramirex will again be Series MVP.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Shine Is Off Eric Mangini

Chad Pennington has gotten his share of hits. And deservedly so. Thomas Jones has gotten his share of hits. And deservedly so. The defense has also gotten theirs. And deservedly so. But when will the Jets coaching staff, as led by Rookie of the Year Eric Mangini, start to take some blame for what is turning out to be a disaster of a season?

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Charlie Weis' Awfully Bad Season

Am I the only one noticing what an awful season Charlie Weis having with the players he recruited at Notre Dame this year? Funny, how it's working out for Charlie with his own players as opposed to the success he had with Ty Willingham's. Of course, little is being said about all this in the media which is weird when you consider how much the scribes thought Weis going to Notre Dame would be a godsend.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Joe Torre Wanted To Live Off His Legacy

When it comes down to it, Joe Torre felt that his 4 championships would stand up to 7 straight seasons of the Yankees not winning the World Series. But he was wrong. And while the argument could be made that Torre should've taken the deal the Yankees offered him (in which he still would've been the highest paid manager in baseball), when it came down to it for Joe Torre the 4 championships made him feel like he had every right to be Yankee manager until he was ready to retire.

Yet, the facts are the facts and they start with an owner who puts more of his money into his team then any other owner in the game. And for that reason George Steinbrenner deserves the right to say that the finality of the 7 seasons have not been good enough. The owner deserves the right to feel that if he's giving his manager the best players in baseball, as he does every year, should have more to speak for it then a bunch of playoff appearances. He deserves the right to say that if he's paying his manager two times what the second-highest paid manager makes, that manager should take his team all the way.

Joe Torre made his legacy in pinstripes, not the other way around. He became a Hall of Fame manager, mostly because of the quality of players Steinbrenner provided him with and while he did a great job altogether, bottom line is that he should've won more. Now it's time to move on and if the Yankees hierachy is smart they'll give Don Mattingly a chance to manage the team.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Who Are The Colorado Rockies?

I swear, other than Todd Helton and ex-Met Kaz Matsui, I never heard of anyone on this team until the playoffs. Now they're bullying their way through the postseason and I'm almost glad the Mets didn't make it because Colorado would've killed them. I do recall that the Rockies swept both the Mets and the Yankees during the regular season so they've been pretty good, but who knew they were this good?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Eagles 16, Jets 9

Ok, our season is pretty much over and now it's about time we seriously think about dumping Chad. At this point it just makes the most sense to see what Kellen Clemens can do. By the way, those throwback uniforms worn today should never be see again. They were that hideous.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Evander Holyfield Needs To Retire For Good Now

I've always liked Evander and admired his courage, but he's about to be 45 and just loss another attempt to get the heavyweight title back. Now can somebody please knock some common sense in him and make Evander put the gloves down for good, before something happens in the ring that seriously damages his health?

Friday, October 12, 2007

It's Just Not Fair

I like the run that the Colorado Rockies are on and they'll definitely add some much-needed juice to the World Series if they make it there. But as a longtime Mets fan, the idea of ex-Met bust Kaz Matsui playing on the top stage in baseball in the same season that my Mets suffered the greatest collapse ever, just fills me with hurt, anger and great envy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Now It's All Chien Ming Wang's Fault

So the Joe Torre For Life Squad is putting all the blame on second-year starter Chien-Ming Wang for the Yankees loss this postseason. Granted, Wang was awful in his two starts against the Indians, but who was the genius that decided he should start on 3 days rest for the first time in his career? Joe Torre. Who decided that an able veteran like Mike Mussina wasn't capable of starting Game 4? Joe Torre. Who's the $25million-a-year player who went 4-for-15 with a meaningless solo home run (after numerous opportunities to drive in runs with runners on throughout) in the series, adding yet another playoff no-show to his resume? Alex Rodriguez. Who hit into double-play after double-play in key clutch situations throughout the series? Derek Jeter. But unlike the the perennial playoff bust that is Alex Rodriguez, at least Jeter has a long history of performing when in the postseason. Of course, none of that matters to the Joe Torre For Life Squad, after all, they're not the ones shelling out $200million+ to make it to the World Series, unlike you or me, they just get to go to Yankee games for free because they're the so-called "experts" demanding that Torre never lose his job.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Joe Torre Needs To Go

Like him or not, George Steinbrenner puts an enormous amount of money into his team. That said, Joe Torre, who has deservedly enjoyed the longest tenure for any manager under Steinbrenner, needs to go. The Yankees are not about division titles and wildcards, they're about championships and now they've gone 7 years without one, 4 years without even going to the Series. Since Don Zimmer left as Torre's bench coach, the Yankees have suffered through the worse playoff collapse in major league history, lost in 4 games to a Tigers team they were heavily favored to beat and lost to an Indians team they were also favored to defeat. It's time for Joe Torre to go. He's not Casey Stengel and he gets paid $7million a year. The Yankees need to move on, get younger, stop going after big-name free agents, make Joba Chamberlain a starter, keep Jorge Posada, keep Mariano Rivera and give Don Mattingly a chance to manage the team.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Clueless Joe Makes A Return

I can't be the only person who thinks that regardless of the Yankees win tonight, Joe Torre once again showed how clueless he can be as a manager. After all, there was just no logical reason for Torre to use Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera in Game 3 with the Yankees up by 5 runs. Torre can talk about "one game at a time" all he wants, but why waste your two best relievers when you don't necessarily have to? Jake Westbrook pretty much took the air out of the Indians tire after he gave up Johnny Damon's 3-run homer and if Luis Vizcaino and Kyle Farnsworth can't hold a 5-run lead then they shouldn't be on your roster. Unless Torre thinks that his job being on the line is going to inspire his team to win this series with two more routs, using Chamberlain and Rivera tonight could come back to hurt his ballclub.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Time To Extend The LDCS To Best 4-of-7

As exciting as MLB playoffs can be and as much as I love the idea of the Yankees being a game away from elimination, I have to be fair and say that the 162-game season is too long and too grueling for playoff teams to have their whole season decided in a miniature best 3-of-5-game playoff series. I don't care if it means that World Series games could be played in November (esp. considering that that's already happened anyway), starting in '08 Bud Selig needs to do the right thing and extend the League Division Championship Series to a best 4-of-7-game series.

Friday, October 5, 2007

LeBron James Is An Idiot

Why would you be stupid enough to wear the opposing teams cap at a playoff game in your teams hometown? Because you just don't care and you obviously want people to know that you're not all that happy playing there. But all those people have done is cheered you, celebrated you and made you the face of the city. And how do you pay them back? By showing what an immature ass you can be, of course, I've always thought LeBron was a phony anyway.

Marion Jones Gets Her Just Desserts

Frankly, I don't buy the idea that Marion Jones never knew she was taking steroids. Her ex-husband C.J. Hunter once testified that he saw her injecting steroids, not putting stuff under her tongue. I wager that she did both. Now Marion will surely be stripped of those five Olympic medals, plus the former multimillionaire is now broke, her name is tarnished, the baby daddy of her first child ain't paying child support (she is married to the father of her newborn) and she faces felony jail time not only for steroids doping but check fraud. I can also see folks going after her for that prize money too. Sad story, but she brought it upon herself.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Pressure Is On Alex Rodriguez

I don't care what anybody says, because until he performs well in the postseason and leads his team to a World Series victory you can't call Alex Rodriguez "great".

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Rockies Beat Phils In Game 1

There's two things that'll help me get over the hurt from the Mets historic collapse: another Yankees first-round exit (Go Indians!) and the Rockies taking out Jimmy Rollins' Phillies. So far the Rockies are keeping their end of the deal.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Isiah Thomas Loses In Court

Just another example of how turbulent Isiah's life has been since he retired as a player. No doubt the video of him saying the b-word was sometimes ok to use did him in, but so did Stephon Marbury in my book. After all, it was Marbury who had sex with the intern and it was Marbury who had MSG execs hire his wayward, misogynist cousin. If Isiah wants to get his rep back, first thing he should do is trade Marbury as soon as possible.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Jets: W - 1, L - 3

Chad can't throw, but we all know that. Too bad it cost us a game. If we don't beat the Giants next week, you can say that our season is pretty much over.