Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jets 28, Chiels 24

Of course, this game never should've been close because the Chiefs are that bad and all the blame for that goes to Bret Favre and his 3 picks. Great games by Leon Washington and Laveraneus Coles, but the "Bad Bret Favre" has been showing up a little too much to my liking this season.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Raiders 16, Jets 13

Bottom line, after a great comeback, Favre and the Jets had four chances to win this damn game in overtime and didn't come close to getting decent yardage for even a field-goal attempt. Bad loss, really bad.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Does This Seem Familiar?

Yes, I understand that after the miracle they pulled in the 2004 ALCS the Boston Red Sox should never be counted out. But still. Down 7-0? Going into the bottom of the 7th? Unbelievable.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Larry Johnson Is A Coward

Third time arrested for assaulting a woman? That's a straight-up punk who shouldn't be allowed to put on an NFL jersey again. Can't believe Herm Edwards would allow a guy like this to play on his team:
Kansas City running back Larry Johnson has been charged with assault, his third such brush with the law since he joined the Chiefs.

Johnson, 28, was charged with a similar assault for allegedly pushing a woman at a Kansas City nightclub on February 24.

The National Football League player is scheduled to appear in court on December 3 and faces a maximum jail term of six months and a 500-dollar fine.

The 26-year-old complainant accused Johnson of pushing the left side of her head with an open hand and saying "don't touch me" as he passed them in a crowd.

Johnson faced a similar situation in 2005 when a woman accused him of pushing her to the ground at a Kansas City bar. That charge was dropped when the woman failed to appear in court.

In 2003, Johnson agreed to a domestic violence diversion program after he was charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor domestic battery for allegedly waving a gun during a dispute with a former girlfriend.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cowboys Can't Win With Wade Phillips

Of course, I'm not blaming Phillips for
Tony Romo being out a month with a broken finger and considering that the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl, it's hard to fault Phillips anymore for his team's home playoff loss last season, but there's still something about Wade Phillips that just speaks to his inability to get the most out of team. I saw it for years when he coached the Bills as they choked in every single big game and his vanilla personality just doesn't seem to inspire people. How the Cowboys do in Romo's absense will be a true reflection on Phillips' ability to coach.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Anybody But The Phillies

Really now, I thought after they put a through whipping on the Cubs and with Rafael Furcal back, the Dodgers would take out the Phillies in 5, at the most 6. But now with the Phils taking the first two games and nobody hitting besides Manny Ramirez, I'm starting to wonder if L.A. can even get a game. Bottom line, Joe Torre needs to wake his team up and fast, starting tomorrow against Jamie Moyer or else this series will be over before it started. And I'll have to look forward to a sad baseball season get even worse with the Phillies in the World Series.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pacman Jones Punches Out Bodyguard

To think
this latest incident happened on the same day Commissioner Goodell said that he was "rooting" for him:

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was involved in a fight with one of his bodyguards, according to Dallas police, the night before attending a previously scheduled team meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

No one was arrested and no one will be charged in connection with the fight late Tuesday night at The Joule, an upscale downtown Dallas hotel.

Jones missed all of last season for Tennessee while serving an NFL suspension for off-field incidents. Goodell fully reinstated the cornerback, acquired by Dallas in a trade in April, just before the season opener.

Before meeting with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Goodell said to reporters in San Antonio: "Adam knows how much emphasis I put on making sure that he makes good choices going forward, that he avoids situations where he can reflect poorly on himself, the Cowboys or the NFL. So far he seems to have been able to do that very effectively."

Hmmm.....turns out the bodyguard has "chosen" not to press charges. Yeah, right. Can anyone say bribery?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Mets Should've Fired Omar Minaya, Kept Jerry Manuel

I like Jerry Manuel too (who doesn't?) despite the fact that he too was also a part of the two biggest collapses in Mets history. I knew it was a longshot, but I wanted the Wilpons to fire Omar Minaya and keep Manuel. Omar doing nothing to help the Mets horrible bullpen this year is the biggest reason why the Mets aren't in the playoffs, thus, giving him a 4-year deal was yet another asinine move by the Mets owners. But I'm glad that Jerry Manuel will be back, he deserves a chance to put his own stamp on this team.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Nothing Worse Than Being A Cubs Fan

Every time I think about how hard and torturous it is to be a Mets fan, I lose sight of a far worse fate: being a Cubs fan. I mean, can you imagine 100 years without a championship for your favorite team? And all the bad luck (from the infamous
black cat game in '69 to losing to the Padres in the '84 NLCS after being up 2-0 to Steve Bartman) that this sad (but very popular) franchise has had to endure over the years? Now the Cubs are the favorites to represent the NL in the World Series this year and they're already down 1-0 to a Dodger team that's really good, esp. with Manny Ramirez on it. Oh well.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mets Give Omar A 4-Year Extension

I heard about this tonight on ESPN, if it's true they can't be serious:

General manager Omar Minaya and the Mets have agreed on a four-year contract extension, has confirmed. An official announcement is not expected until after the season.

Minaya's several high-profile acquisitions have built the Mets into a perennial contender in the National League, and while the timing of the news is a little unusual in that the Mets are struggling in September for a second straight season, an extension was expected all along based on the club's overall improvement during his tenure. He also enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Wilpon family, which owns the Mets.

Unbelievable! And yet another example of why the Wilpons should sell the team. The Mets are on the verge of collapsing for the second straight season and ownership is busy working on an extension for a GM who stood by and did NOTHING to fix his team's most blatant problem. God, where is Nelson Doubleday when you need him?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Memories Of Yankee Stadium

I'm no Yankee fan, but being an NYC native I've probably been to Yankee Stadium about 10 times in my life (thru invites from friends, free tickets, etc), the last being 2007 where I had the good fortune to watch Alex Rodriguez hit two home-runs. Honestly, i have nothing bad to say about The House That Ruth Built on the day the Yanks are playing their last game there today. It's a beautiful park, the fans are great and yes, there is a mystique to being there. The Yankees clearly don't need a new park (esp. when you remember that this one was remodeled for two years in the 70's), but the team is no longer winning on the field and in these tense financial times, you gotta make $$$ any way you can get it I guess. Lastly, I'd say that my best memory of Yankee Stadium was getting to see my favorite player of all-time, Don Mattingly, play in person.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jerry Manuel's Mistake

The Mets are falling fast and everyone is rightfully talking deja vu. But again, if the Mets don't make the playoffs Omar Minaya needs to be fired mostly for failing to address his team's most dire need: bullpen help. I'm sick and tired of people like Mike Francesa covering for Omar's ass with his "well it's tough to get a reliever", "know one was out there" BS. If the Mets had Brian Cashman or Theo Epstein as GM, I guarantee that either one would've done better than bringing in a 1-7 pitcher with a 6+ ERA from a last place team (no offense to Luis Ayala whose done a pretty decent job, but you get my drift). And yes there were guys out there like ex-Met Chad Bradford (picked up by Tampa Bay) and the A's Huston Street (considering that the A's have tossing out pitchers like wet rags this year, I don't see how the Mets just couldn't get Street before the trade deadline). Either one would've helped this team immensely, but if as I suspect Omar didn't want to let go of his personal "super prospect" Fernando Martinez (who's so
good that he wasn't even promoted to the big leagues with the rest of the September call-ups), it just shows you another reason why overall Omar has been a failure as a GM.

Besides all that Jerry Manuel isn't helping his case by refusing to let Luis Castillo bat second in the line-up, where he's a much better fit than 7th. Castillo is a proven hitter, high OBP guy, a veteran and a winner. Ryan Church hasn't been himself since May, he should be batting 6th or 7th. Judging from Castillo getting benched for Argenis Reyes today, you definitely get the feeling that there's something personal going on between Castillo and Manuel, but now not the time for that stuff, Manuel needs to concentrate on doing what's best for the team and batting Castillo down in the order is not it.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Braves 7, Mets 4

Yeah, chalk this one up to "One of the Worst Loses of the Season". Ayala clearly didn't have it and of course it comes against the Braves, still shooting us in the foot after all these years. I guess the only good thing to come out of this is that even of the Phillies sweep the pathetic Brewers today, we'll still be one up in the division and one out of the wild-card. But I want the division, dammit!

Friday, September 12, 2008

On Tom Brady Being Out For The Season....

If you're a Jets fan like I am, you'd have to be an idiot not to be excited about the league's premiere QB (a guy who your team has the misfortune of having to face twice a year and who beats the crap out of you just about every time you play him) being out for the season. That said, I'm not going to get to go crazy and make this upcoming game against the Pats any more than what it is: Game 2. In other words, even if the Jets lose this Sunday, they're still 1-1 and the season will not be over no matter what the media thinks. Of course, the idea of losing to a QB who hasn't started a game since high-school will be a little embarrassing.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

On Billy Wagner's Injury...

No disrespect to him, but for the Mets I honestly feel that they're better off without Billy Wagner. Wagner blew some incredible games this season, he's never done well in the clutch (including the playoffs) and so far, Luis Ayala has done a pretty decent job. Yes, the bullpen is still the Mets biggest weakness, but besides Aaron Heilmann, I really feel that they're going to step it up down the stretch. As for Wagner, he'll get better soon enough and maybe he'll be able to pitch again sometime for somebody, but ever since he came to the team and disrespected Mariano Rivera by continuing to use the same entrance song, I've found him hard to like.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Game 1: Jets 20, Dolphins 14

I know that all of the attention today was on Favre, but to me the story of the day was the defense and bad coaching by Eric Mangini. Not using your punter for an extra point after the second TD in the first half? Bad move. Not trying to go for points on the last drive before the half? Bad move. And there were plenty I can't recall now that hopefully the media will catch in tomorrow's papers. Great game by Dwight Lowery tho who certainly deserved the game ball.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Even Stephon Marbury's Cousin Thinks He's Selfish

Well look at this, one of Marbury's fam confirms what I've been saying for years:
Stephon Marbury has carried the stigma of being a selfish player for the majority of his 12-year NBA career.

Now, his older cousin is saying Marbury is even more self-centered off the court and is dishing details on the Knicks point guard in his autobiography, "The Beautiful Struggle," the Daily News has learned.

The book, due out in late September from Xlibris Publishing, has former NBA pro and current overseas player Jamel Thomas alleging that Marbury ruined a potential deal for him with the Minnesota Timberwolves. In it, Thomas includes a conversation that he allegedly had with Kevin Garnett, in which Garnett tells him how Marbury's presence on the team spoiled his cousin's chances of signing with Minnesota.

"Stephon's selfish - It's just the way he is," Thomas told The News. "He never put himself out there at all to help me. He left me out to dry. Too many false promises. I still love him, but he's selfish."

See what I'm talking about? Called out by your own cousin. Can the Knicks please trade or waive this cancer before he makes them worse (granted, that'd be hard to do after last season, but you get the point).

Friday, September 5, 2008

Patrick Ewing Goes In The Hall of Fame Today

He wasn't immortal. He was rarely dominant. MJ always had his number. He never had a great No. 2 and he never won a championship, but when you think about the mess the Knicks have been in since he left, you can appreciate the sustained excellence Patrick Ewing brought to the court year after year. For that he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Carlos Delgado For MVP

This is my second time saying this, but really is there anyone in the National League whose made more of a difference to his team than Delgado? The MVP isn't about who has the best stats, it's about who's delivered the most when it counts. Today, the Mets are in first place because of Carlos Delgado.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mets Take Series From Marlins

The Beltran grand slam was probably the biggest of his Mets career and yeah, that comeback shocked even me. Yesterday's loss was just horrible and showed once again why after this season the Mets just need to let Aaron Heilman go be a starter somewhere. Today, Pedro pitched well, Reyes got a key hit and hopefully we'll be back up 2 by the time the day is over.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

You Can Call Him Chad Javon Ocho Cinco Now

Some people will do anything for attention and the man formerly known as Chad Johnson is certainly one if them:
Maybe receiver Chad Johnson can go by the name that his head coach hates.

The Cincinnati Bengals receiver has legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ocho Cinco in Broward County, Fla., a switch that became official this week, according to several media reports. Johnson, who lives in Miami, didn’t return a message left on his cell phone Friday night.

“It’s something I don’t think anyone has ever done before,” he told the team’s Web site. “Have I ever had a reason for why I do what I do? I’m having fun.”

Two years ago, Johnson gave himself the moniker—a reference in Spanish to his No. 85—and put it on the back of his uniform before a game. Quarterback Carson Palmer ripped it off before the kickoff. After the season, coach Marvin Lewis—who dislikes Johnson’s attention-getting stunts—referred to the receiver as “Ocho Psycho.”

Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said the Bengals had no comment on the matter.

Personally, I like "Ocho Psycho" a lot better.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Michael Strahan Chooses To Stay Retired

Michael Strahan proves that sometimes it's really not about the money:

The seven-time Pro Bowler decided to stay retired after seriously considering a request by the Super Bowl champion New York Giants to return to the team in the wake of a season-ending injury to fellow star defensive end Osi Umenyiora.

"He was very close to returning, but the great part about Michael is that he takes his time to think about things and he is very thorough," Tony Agnone said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday night. "You can get excited about coming back and running through the tunnel one more time."

Agnone said that Strahan struggled deciding whether he could give 100 percent mentally.

"In the end, he felt he could not get back to where he was," Agnone said.

Strahan could've gotten like $5million more than his new gig as an NFL analyst at FOX pays him year if he'd chosen to come back, so it had to be tempting. But going out on top, age and common sense obviously reigned him in. And that's a good thing.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Little League Kid Banned For Being "Too Good"

Imagine being sent home from school because you're too smart. Or fired from your job because you work too hard. Well that seems to be the kind of idiot logic standing behind this Little League pitcher being
banned from playing because he's too good a baseball player. Yeah, that's right, too good:
Nine-year-old Jericho Scott is a good baseball player -- too good, it turns out.

The right-hander has a fastball that tops out at about 40 mph. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven told his coach that the boy could not pitch any more. When Jericho took the mound anyway last week, the opposing team forfeited the game, packed its gear and left, his coach said.

Officials for the three-year-old league, which has eight teams and about 100 players, said they will disband Jericho's team, redistributing its players among other squads, and offered to refund $50 sign-up fees to anyone who asks for it. They say Jericho's coach, Wilfred Vidro, has resigned.

But Vidro says he didn't quit and the team refuses to disband. Players and parents held a protest at the league's field on Saturday urging the league to let Jericho pitch.

"He's never hurt any one," Vidro said. "He's on target all the time. How can you punish a kid for being too good?"

The controversy bothers Jericho, who says he misses pitching.

"I feel sad," he said. "I feel like it's all my fault nobody could play."

This reminds me of the old saying about how the guy who said "It's not about winning, it's about how you play the game" most likely finished in second himself. It's that kind of PC mindset that rewards losers while shaming winners, all in the name of encouraging self-esteem. But at the end of the day excellence ends up being the only sin and as we see here, those who suffer include a 9-year-old who can't play the sport he loves because he dared to be too good at it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Manny Acta and the Nationals Really Suck

Ok, I'll admit to being a little upset that the Nationals aren't even competing against the Phillies in their current series and yes, we more than took advantage of the Nats ineptness just last week. But the irony here is Nats manager Manny Acta and all the love he was getting as a possible replacement for Willie Randolph during the offseason....I mean, this guy has done to show that he should be managing a major league baseball team during his entire tenure in D.C. Nothing!

Amanda Beard Is A Bitch With A Flat Ass

Listen, it's one thing to deny you're sleeping with the guy, but deriding Michael Phelps looks is just flat-out wrong:

Olympic swimmer and Playboy covergirl Amanda Beard yesterday denied she is dating 14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, with a rather insensitive “Ew, no!”

“I am not dating Michael Phelps! I have never, ever in my life hooked up with Michael Phelps,” the pool princess told a Phoenix radio show.

When asked if she’d ever kissed Phelps, Beard replied, “Ew, no.”

“I have really good taste,” she continued. “He’s not really my type, personally.”

Um, ouch!

What a bitch.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Chris Russo Leaves "Mike and the Mad Dog"

Well, the rumors had been there for months that "Mike and the Mad Dog" would be breaking up soon, but I still held out hope that they'd stay together. I've been listening to Chris and Mike for 9 years now and always enjoyed their show (even if sometimes I couldn't stand Francesca's sometimes "all-knowing" ass) because both hosts knew their sports, they had a great chemistry, they were funny, there was a tremendous balance and they were always entertaining without being sleazy. Russo made it sound like it was just time to take advantage of new opportunities and that it wasn't anything personal, but then the idea of leaving a No. 1 (or "prime real estate" as Francesca put it yesterday) spot like WFAN in the afternoon just doesn't make much sense to me. I think that they'll be worse apart then together, it was like hand fits glove with those two for years, so yeah, it's sad that they've broken up.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hank Steinbrenner Is A Riot

You just know that Hank Steinbrenner is just trying to cover his ass when comes out blaming injuries for the Yankees lackluster season and the likelihood that may not make the playoffs for the first time since 1993. Remember it was Hank who wanted to get rid of Joe Torre and hire Joe Girardi over Don Mattingly. And mind you, when you have a team with $200million payroll, there's no excuse for not making the playoffs. But at the end of the day it's Hank's dad who should get the most blame for the Yanks demise when he dramatically switched strategy and turned the Yanks into a bunch of superstars with no real chemistry after winning for so many years with good players who hit in the clutch, didn't care about stats, got on base, always gave 100% and pitched liked their lives depended on it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Spain Men's Basketball Team: Dumb Athletes of the Day

Just dumb, stupid and downright moronic:

Spain's Olympic basketball teams have risked upsetting their Chinese hosts by posing for a pre-Games advert making slit-eyed gestures. The advert for a courier company, which is an official sponsor of the Spanish Basketball Federation, occupied a full page in the sports daily Marca, the country's best-selling newspaper.

The advert features two large photographs, one of the men's basketball team, above, and one of the women's team. Both squads pose in full Olympic kit on a basketball court decorated with a picture of a Chinese dragon. Every single player appears pulling back the skin on either side of their eyes. The advert carries the symbol of the sport's governing body.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mets Take 2 Outta 3 From Padres

I know Johan Santana is going to get all his millions regardless, but he wouldn't be human if he wasn't pissed at just how inept his bullpen is. Yet, another blown save...seems like the bullpen has cost Santana at least 10 wins this year. Anyway, nice to see David Wright make up for his huge error yesterday, we picked up a game on the Phils and Carlos Beltran seems to have remembered how to hit again. All in all, not a bad series and yeah, I'm feeling this Daniel Murphy kid so much so that I'd be really comfortable with him in left-field if Ryan Church never comes back.

Favre In Gang Green: Hope Begins Anew

Yes we can believe again.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Dumb Decision By Manuel Making Heilman "Closer"

Jerry Manuel said something to the effect that Aaron "deserved" the first chance to be the closer while Billy Wagner is on the DL. Well, obviously Manuel hasn't been paying too close attention to how awful Heilman's been this year, thus, any surprise that he almost blew it for us last night? Wagner with his 7 blown saves is having a bad enough season (how he made the All-Star team is beyond me), but any bullpen-by-committee while our closer is out should not include Aaron Heilman.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Prince Fielder Is A Big, Fat Bully

Here's a guy who still holds a longstanding, silly grudge against his dad and now he's pushing a teammate down to the ground twice because the pitcher didn't want to stay in the dugout after he got taken out (don't most pitchers do that) the game? Grow up already.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Houston Astros Sweep Mets

The Mets desperately needed help in their bullpen and the outfield, but Omar Minaya does nothing. Fine. If Omar thinks keeping Fernando Martinez around is more important than getting this team to the World Series this year, that's his choice. But if the We're-Fine-The-Way-We-Are Mets don't make the playoffs this year, Omar Miniya needs to lose his job. By the way, it is just me or does the oft-injured Martinez remind you of another supposed "5-tool prospect" who turned out to be a bust by the name of Alex Escobar?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Steve Simth Gets Off Easy

That's my opinion anyway. There's hardly anything more asinine than beating up one of your own teammates out of the blue (well, pushing a 64yo man to the floor like Manny Ramirez did this year is one) and mind you this is the second time in Steve Smith's career that he's gone to the mat with a fellow teammate. I understand that in football players get in skirmish's all the time, but Steve Smith has a huge anger management problem and needs serious help controlling his temper. The Panthers would've really been sending him a message if they'd suspended him 4 to 6 games if you ask me.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Manny Being Manny Moves To L.A.

Listen, I understand that he had become a total headache to the Red Sox higher-ups of late, but the bottom line is that Manny Ramirez was a huge reason why Boston won two world championships in the last four years. This is
just a bad deal. Granted the Sox should still be able to win their division, but there's no way they defend their title without Manny Ramirez. As for the Dodgers, with Manny playing for a new contract, I'd put them right behind the Cubs as prohibitive favorites to win the NL pennant.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Where Will Miguel Cotto Go From Here?

It's amazing what happens to a boxer who was once on top of the world when he loses for the first time, suddenly he's just another fighter. But from what I've read Cotto fought a great fight, just got beat by a better and more determined fighter in Antonio Margarito, at least Cotto is making it clear that he'd like another shot at the first man to ever beat him.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Here Comes The Yankees!

The Yankees are up 7-3 on the Red Sox in the 7th inning at Fenway. A win today would put the Yanks one game back of Boston for the wild card (the Rays lead the division by 1 over the Sox and 3 over the Yanks.) If the Yanks hold on, it will be their 8th straight win. I know there are arrogant Yankee fans (like Mike Francesca and the hypocritical Mike Lupica) who feel that the world's most famous franchise has a right to be in the playoffs every single year, but if the Yankees are going to make the playoffs every year in order to fall victim to yet another opening series knockout, then really, why bother?
By the way, it's because of deals like this that Brian Cashman beats Omar Minaya every day of the week when it comes to whose a better GM.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mets Back In First Place

Damn, Charlie Manuel doesn't play,
sitting down reigning MVP Jimmy Rollins down in an important game like this? Gotta' respect that. Either way, we're in first place by ourselves for the first time since I don't know when, playing well and I'm starting the Carlos Delgado for MVP campaign. That said, this next series against the Cardinals is just as important to our run because of the wild-card implications (which hopefully we won't need at the end) so no need to get too high off of beating the Phillies two-outta-three, we still got major work to do.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

First Ever WNBA Brawl!

Far be it for me to ever write anything about the WNBA, but this is some pretty classic stuff! In these liberal times, I'm just surprised that this didn't happen sooner.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jeremy Shockey Had To Go

I'm no fan of the Super Bowl champion Giants, but Jeremy Shockey had to be traded. You just know that his ego had to still be hurting after seeing his team win a championship without him, plus it's Eli Manning's team now and from the way Shockey's been acting in the off-season you just know that he wanted out. The Saints got a good deal too because Shockey is one the premier TE's in the game despite all the dropped balls. Now if we can just get rid of Stephon Marbury.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mets Gain Split With Reds

Damn, talk about lucky. The Reds certainly gave us all we could handle the entire series, they hold onto all that young pitching for awhile and they're gonna be contenders very soon for seasons to come. As for us, whatever Carlos Delgado is taking (.416 in the month of July!?!) I want some if it. I mean if Delgado goes say .260, 35, 100 this year we might have to seriously consider bringing him back next year (and wasn't it "Before Willie" that everyone and their momma thought Delgado was done?) Besides that Endy Chavez was just horrible in this series and needs to be delegated back to his normal 4th or 5th outfielder spot, in other words, we still need a corner outfielder....bad! And I expect Johan to make up for his terrible last outing with a great one against the co-leader Phillies in the next series

Friday, July 18, 2008

Mets Win 10th In A Row

Great comeback last night and I have to admit that I'm really feeling the way Jerry Manuel is leading this team. My biggest concern? That Billy Wagner is going to blow a couple of huge games for us come September. Of course, frankly speaking, considering that he has 6 blown saves already this season, he has no rhyme or reason to blow any more.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Johan Santana Needs A Signature Moment

Fair point brought up by Kim Jones today. In my book Johan has more than done his job keeping his team in just about every game this year while hardly getting any run support. However, he still needs to make an effort that stands out, preferably against one of the main contenders (Phillies & Marlins) in a big game. I'm still expecting Santana to have a huge 2nd half for us.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A-Rod Knows That He's Not A True Yankee

I think that's why he left last night's stellar All-Star game early last night. He's a mercenary who only cares about himself. True Yankees aren't phony, are winners and show grit in pressure situations. Jeter and Mariano have done it their entire careers. They will go down as great Yankees and deserve all the acclaim they get. Alex Rodriguez is a great player who just happens to be wearing a Yankee uniform.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Brett Favre Is An Overrated Selfish Prick

Retired quarterback Brett Favre wants to play in the NFL but doesn't feel welcome at the Green Bay Packers, so he's asking to be released.

Favre, who retired in March after a record-setting, 17-year pro career, made his first substantial comments on his latest retirement decision reversal in an interview with Fox News on Monday.

"I am guilty of retiring early and there is a reason for that," Favre said, according to an excerpt provided to The Associated Press before the broadcast. "And the major issue is 'Why did he retire?' and 'He asked for a release because he doesn't want to play in Green Bay.' That's not true. And I hope people are hearing this and saying 'OK, that clears it up.'"

According to Fox News, Favre said he was "never fully committed" to retiring and felt pressured by the Packers to make a decision, a notion Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy tried to dispel in an interview with the AP on Saturday.

"Ted always wanted Brett back," McCarthy said. "We always wanted Brett back."

The Green Bay Packers have treated Brett Favre like a king ever since he first suited up for them. Aaron Rodgers has served as Favre's back-up for 4 years. Favre retired on his own accord with 3 years left on his contract. The Packers used two draft picks on QB's to back-up Rodgers. If he's released there's a good chance that Favre could join Packer rivals Chicago or Minnesota. The Packers should not cater to Brett Favre wishes and release him.

P.S. I'd still take Favre on my team, he's better than Pennington and Kellen Clemens combined. But according to the NY Daily News there's no chance of that happening. Typical Jets.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mets Sweep Giants

Listen, a win is a win and a sweep is a sweep, but the Giants are one God-awful baseball team. And so is Colorado (whose coming in next), but at least they're the defending NL champs. San Francisco doesn't even belong in the majors, they're that bad.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tony Gonzalez Saves Man Life

Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez of the Kansas City Chiefs
saved a man from choking to death at a restaurant in Huntington Beach, California last Thursday night.

Apparently the man's girlfriend was screaming that he was choking and the patrons in the restaurant were gawking and did nothing as the man began to turn blue. Tony Gonzales got up and did the Heimlich on him and the piece of meat that was stuck in the man's throat came out.

Thought it'd be nice to share something good about a professional athlete for a change.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Alex Rodriguez Is An Idiot.....

.....and at $30mil a year he makes more than the entire 1st place Tampa Bay Rays team that comes into Yankee Stadium today. But getting back to A-Rod, Mr. Phony....I'm really hoping that Cynthia Rodriguez gets half. If the accusations of infidelity are true (and apparently they are if you believe the stripper he was spotted cavorting around Toronto with last year) and considering that he just had his second kid, this whole mess proves just proves once again what a loser A-Rod really is.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Why Is Billy Wagner In The All-Star Game?

Billy Wagner has blown 5 saves this year, almost all in dramatic fashion and now it's a possibility that he'll be the lone Met represented at this year's All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. That's a disgrace.
Thankfully there is a chance that you can still vote David Wright to the team.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Nadel Finally Beats Federer

What you had to be most impressed with today is Rafael Nadel's mental toughness after being up two sets to none, losing those many championship points and holding up for like 5 hours against the world's No. 1. Always had the feeling that Nadel was closer to beating Federer on grass than Federer is to beating him on clay.