Thursday, December 13, 2007

With baited breath...sorta

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special “Hey” goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.

So is everyone waiting with baited breath today? A huge day in the world of sports with the Mitchell report to be made public this afternoon – ESPN is reporting that Roger Clemens name is on “the list”. And perhaps even more important – we’ll be giving out our NFL picks – thankfully we have no moles here that leak out info on our picks (Tilt doesn’t get to see the picks until an hour before game time, so he can’t spill the beans.

Does anyone else think this report – and “the list of 60-80 players” – is going to amount to anything? Really? Does anyone think that the players mentioned will be any of the star players in the game (Clemens is retiring – so big whoop) or will it finger the likes of the Paul Byrds, or former bit players like David Segui?

We’re not holding our breath here for any major news – it’ll probably disappoint most of the purists who want to point to the big guys as a product of the steroid generation and harken back to a time was baseball was supposedly “clean” (whenever that was). We’re not expecting much from the report because, frankly, we don’t really care who is or isn’t using performance-enhancing substances.

We’re not expecting any really prominent names to be part of the report – after all, it would be horrible for business if fans were to lose faith in the legitimacy of the accomplishments of their favourite stars. The report will name names – but it will it be accompanied with an explanation or a caveat that will say they used substances before they were banned? We’re thinking the latter.

What will be more interesting that the report itself is the fallout now that Roger Clemens’ name has been associated with the report. What records will the mobs want erased from the books? Will Barry Bonds still be baseball’s only villain, or will one of the most celebrated pitchers of all-time be lumped in there?

We’ll wait – not with baited breath mind you, but we’ll wait and see “who’s who” in the report. Anyone else wondering about the timing of the trade of Miguel Tejada? We’re not suggesting anything…we’re just asking.

We’ll post our NFL Picks tomorrow – but as a teaser, we took Houston +1.5 over Denver – we’re not believing in the Broncos.

We were out celebrating at the “office holiday party” so we weren’t really paying attention to what went on last night – yeah, yeah, the Bruins won – so what? They still suck.

A tough night last night, still trying to figure out how the Canucks drop a game to the Kings and come back and beat the Ducks. Total for the week is now in the negatives ($130). We’re going big tonight – we’re going back to the well against teams that should have lost this week but didn’t, the clock strikes twelve for these donkeys tonight – in case you were wondering, yes we feel good about tonight’s suggestions:

New Jersey over Boston – the B’s are playing their fourth game in six nights, combine that with the fact that it is their first game at home after a long road trip…well, you know that means a loss. The Bruins will be playing against a team that invented their crappy style – the teacher teaches the C+ student a lesson tonight. Lay $100 on the Devils - $130.

San Jose over Vancouver – while we can’t say “no Luongo, no chance” anymore, we still can say “No Luongo, very little chance”. The Canucks responded to news that their leader may miss more than a few games – that type of adrenaline usually is good for one game; they’ll go down tonight against the league’s best home team. Lay $100 on the Sharks – $200.

Dallas over Los Angeles – the Stars have been scuffling lately but we can’t see them dropping one to the Kings tonight; it just won’t happen. Lay $100 on the Stars - $220.

St. Louis over Florida – the Blues have dominated the Panthers at home, and we expect them to continue it tonight – especially after dropping their last game to the Oilers. Lay $100 on the Blues - $150.

Ottawa/Pittsburgh over 6 – both teams have some goaltending issues and both teams can score – this one should be “over” by the end of the second. Lay $100 on the over - $120.

Houston +1.5 over Denver – we read today where the home team has won 3 of 5 games played on Thursday night, with away wins going to Indy over Atlanta and Green Bay over Detroit – is there a real advantage to playing at home on a Thursday – we’re thinking “yes”. Lay $100 on the Texans.

That’s it for today gang – thanks for taking the time to check in. Special thanks to Tilt for posting. Have a great one peeps – let’s check back to discuss the Mitchell report.

Hazel, we hope things are groovy in your world.

We’re Out!


Post a Comment

<< Home

Website Counter
Website Counter