Sports from the point view from the guy that holds the clipboard for the guy that holds the clipboard.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Stop Roger Godell!

I am only partially ignoring the Super Bowl. I will watch, I have to. What I am going to make sure I do later is to rip into Godell about even thinking about messing the Overtime rules! I will not sit back and allow cry-baby nonse to do this to the NFL!

Don't like losing an NFL overtime game on the coin flip? THEN PLAY DEFENSE! It is that simple.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Black HIstory Month

Little known Black History Month Fact:

By the year 2012, Capital One Bowl Week will be longer than Black History Month. Yes, even with the extra day for Leap Year.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson make it to Cooperstown

If you think I'm a wimp because I'm crying over Jim Rice finally getting his due, just note this one fact:  Jim Rice hit a Game Winning Grand Slam in the first Baseball game I ever went to.  I remember clearly my father saying to me, "You are really lucky to have seen that, it doesn't happen very often."  Jim Rice, of the Goldust Twins, now a Hall of Famer!  Thank you BBWA, you got this one right.

As for Rickey Henderson, he was a lot of things, including the greatest lead-off man ever, and a man that just loved playing baseball.   I also loved watching him play.  People don't steal bases today they way he did.  When he played, the light was always green!  He did not care about getting caught because he was going to steal again the next time he got on base.  This guy was unlike anything we have seen before and we won't ever see anything like him again.

I will let myself cry fully over this later tonight.  But for now I'll just let the tears well in my eyes.  A great player, a good man, a FANTASTIC dresser (I kid), and forever where he belongs.  I will gladly give credit to everyone that took steroids on for this happening.  If it weren't for them Jom's number's just would not have been impressive enough.  But because those inflated numbers are tainted, Jim's numbers look good because they are clean.  It's a messed up logic, but I am glad that it helped a good guy.  I'm glad arrogance got punished and decency was rewarded.  I don;t know what else to say but, Congrats Jim, you deserved it!

No, one last thing.  Retire #14!  Life long Red Sox, hall of fame, retire his number!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I wonder....

.....where Vanderbilt winning a Bowl Game would have ranked had SI decided to wait until the entire year was over before printing their best of 2008 issue?!?!

Honestly, it's been over 50 years!  And I hate these premature best of the year lists.  WAIT UNTIL THE YEAR IS OVER!!  

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