Posted on: November 5, 2009 3:20 pm

Yankees Champions Again!

The New York Yankees have won their 27th World Championship, and all seems right with the world, at least for now. The Yankees have once again taken their place atop the baseball world, winning their second World Series of the first decade of the new century.

Hideki Matsui may deserve the MVP, depending on your point of view, but I think that Mariano Rivera certainly was at least as valuable to the team winning their 27th title. A-Rod has finally gotten the monkey off his back and should be a relaxed and very dangerous hitter in the next few years. I can only imagine how the guy will hit now that he's got no pressure to perform in the playoffs anymore.

As for all the usual allegations that the Yankees "bought" their title, that amounts to nothing more than sour grapes from bitter fans of other teams (hello Red Sox "Nation"). No one trotted that foolish trope out in 2007 when the Red Sox were the highest salary team to ever win a World Series. The fact is that all teams are owned by the extraordinarily wealthy people and they all have the same opportunity to "buy" any players they wish. Some teams are willing to spend more, but that alone doesn't guarantee championships.

Talent is most important and despite the petty jealousies of other fans, the Yankees have a phenomenal amount of homegrown talent including - Jeter, Rivera, Posada, and Pettitte, known as "The Core Four". Let's not overlook the fact that the Red Sox have used the same tactics they accuse the Yankees of with the signings of Manny Ramirez, Curt Schilling, Pedro Martinez, and Josh Beckett, to name a few. All teams do this, yet the Yankees are the only one to hear this garbage.

Winning, however, is the best revenge, and all Yankees fans have yet another great championship to celebrate. Congratulations to the 2009 New York Yankees, and here's to a repeat in 2010!
Category: MLB
Posted on: September 18, 2009 10:43 am

Stupid Kerry Rhodes

Kerry Rhodes is no Rhodes scholar - OK not the most original line, but damn, it's fitting. Saying you want to "embarrass" the Patriots on Sunday is a pretty foolish thing to do.

Has Rhodes ever heard of Randy Moss ? Did he forget what Moss did just one season ago in the Meadowlands? Kerry, you seem to not understand that it is YOUR team that has the rookie quarterback, and the Patriots have some guy named Tom Brady . You know, as in the Tom Brady who will be a 1st ballot Hall of Famer .

It's understandable that after winning one whole game this season, against the mighty Houston Texans no less, that the Jets are feeling confident and think they're a contender. Understandable, but wrong . Rookie head coaches don't historically do well in the NFL. Rookie QB's don't historically do well either. Let's see how much cheap trash talking and bravado is spewing from the Meadowlands next week, after the Patriots hand the Jets a crushing defeat .

Predictions -

Randy Moss - 145+- rec. yds, 3 TD's
Wes Welker - 80+- rec. yds 1 TD
Other Patriots - 100+- rec. yds

Tom Brady - 300+ yds, 4 TD's, AFC Player of The Week

Kerry Rhodes - torched for 3 TD's, falls mute Sealed

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 16, 2009 12:20 pm

Week 1 of the 2009 NFL Season

Well, not much excitement now was there? It seems the big talk around the CBSSports Community is once again focused on the New England Patriots . Other than the Pittsburgh Steelers, is there a more disliked franchise in the league?

I've read a lot of stupid comments from fans, although there does seem to be a disproportionate amount of Steelers fans making those stupid comments, regarding how "lucky" the Patriots were to win Monday against the Buffalo Bills. Little lesson here - that was not luck.

It wasn't luck that made Leodis McKelvin make a bonehead decision to run the ball out of the end zone.

It wasn't luck that Brady threw 2 touchdown passes to Ben Watson in the final 76 seconds.

It wasn't luck that held Terrell Owens to 2 catches for 46 yards.

It was hard work, training, and skilled players and coaches that made the win possible. The Patriots are the best coached, and have some of the game's best players in the league. It's precisely for those reasons that they will win most of their games again this season. Until they no longer have the best coach and the best QB and WR, this will be the case.

All of the fans who whine and cry about "luck" are not really aware of what it takes to win in the NFL. If you want an example of a "lucky" win, look to the Broncos beating the Bengals on that fluke TD catch by Brandon Stokely. That's an example of a lucky play. Compare that play to how the Patriots won their game against the Bills. Two totally different things.

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 14, 2008 8:38 am

Brady and the Patriots 2008

With all the celebration and joy around the country among Patriot's Haters, I am interested in seeing what will happen as the season progresses. For instance, what if the Patriots end up 10-6 and win the division? This is not at all unrealistic, given the talent on the team and the talent or lack thereof on the others in the AFC East. I'm sure that if the Patriots win the division, there will be accusations made about more "cheating" or some other ludicrous things. Remember that video taping the opposition is allowed, but only in designated places. The Patriots violated a rule, which is not the same thing as cheating. Roger Goodell even made a clear statement regarding this rule violation, so please stop embarrassing yourselves with calling the Patriots "Cheaters".

The loss of Brady for the season is a huge one. We all can agree on the obvious. However I think it's fair to say that Belichick has earned our trust in his decisions and if he thinks Cassel can do the job, then dammit, he probably can. This IS football after all, not rocket science! Cassel will be asked to manage the game, not win it. Just play within the system and don't screw up. I feel confident that the guy who played the opposing QB in practice for the past 4 years, surrounded by great talent, will be able to manage the game, and let guys like Moss, Welker, Maroney, and Morris make the big plays. Also there's this other component to the team called the DEFENSE, that has never had anything to do with Tom Brady, and they have a lot to do with the outcome of games.

Relax, Patiot fans - things will be better than they look right now.
Category: NFL
Tags: Brady, Patriots
Posted on: August 22, 2008 8:58 am

RIP Gene Upshaw

The NFL community lost one of the great players Wednesday with the death of Gene Upshaw. During his playing career he established himself as a fearsome lineman, and played in Super Bowls in three different decades. Of course, anyone who's watched ESPN in the last few days knows this, but still, when you think about that, it's pretty amazing.

Whether he was good, bad, or something in between as head of the NFLPA, the fact is that during his quarter century in that role, he did much to help the players. Could he have done more to help the old players who played before the mid-1980's? I don't know, but that's not the point of this post. As a fan of the game, I will miss this gridiron legend, the likes of which we may not see again.
Category: NFL
Tags: NFLPA, Upshaw
Posted on: August 14, 2008 3:20 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2008 3:22 pm

Odin - What A D***

OK, you know, some guys are just d***s. This one particular knob named Odin - PROFILE - is a member of the community here and out of the blue starts rating my comments with "1"s.

I look up his profile - PROFILE - and see that the knob in question hasn't got anything going on at all. Just a Hater. So dude, bring something to the table before you starting sh**ing on people. At least have some game. D***.
Category: General
Tags: Idiot, Loser, Moron
Posted on: August 8, 2008 3:19 pm

Favre Go Away Already!

What a joke. When is a retirement not a retirement? When it's a professional athlete. Brett Favre should have stayed retired, but instead has decided that money and the thrill of competition is something that he can't live without. Way to go back on your retirement, Brett. And he wonders why the Packers don't want him?

The Packers know he's got nothing left to give. They know that they can't continue with a guy who throws more interceptions than touchdowns in playoff games. They know that the future lies in youth, not in an old guy who used to be a drug addict.

And now the NY Jets think they will somehow be a better team with this relic of the 1990s as their QB. Please, as soon as Brett the Jett throws a couple of game-losing interceptions the fans of the J-E-T-S jetsjetsjets will be raining boos down upon the gray-haired head of the old man. Do yourself a favor Favre and go away. Really. When the fans turn against him, and they will, how do you think emotionally fragile Favre will handle it? He's never been subjected to the type of abuse and scrutiny he'll get in the NY media and fans.

Bretts "Golly Gee" good ol' boy act may be a winner in Wisconsin, but it will not be endured in the Northeast, especially in New York, and ESPECIALLY the year after the other NY team won the Super Bowl last season. Mangini and the Jets will be imploding in a very ugly way as soon as they lose a couple games. Chances are good that they will lose more this year than last now the Favre will be throwing picks left and right and remember that the talent on the Jets is far inferior to what Brett had the last couple seasons out in Green Bay. Should be a fun thing to watch for us Patriot fans.
Category: NFL
Posted on: July 29, 2008 9:09 am

Football Season Right Around the Corner

Well at last that most wonderful time of the year is nearly upon us - no, not Christmas - FOOTBALL SEASON!! In just a few short weeks, we'll be absorbed in pre-season games, debating the virtues of quarterback X vs. quarterback Y, predicting win-loss records, playoff teams and Super Bowl champs. I can't wait!

As much as I love baseball, there's nothing better than the NFL. For me Sundays throughout the fall and winter are blissful days filled with food, beer, and football games. There's not much better than a cold snowy day, with a bog roaring fire in the fireplace, a coffee table full of snacks and pizza, ribs, pasta, or chili, some cold Harpoons or an oatmeal stout or two, a few friends, and the games. I can't wait!!
Category: NFL
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