Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Just Wondering...

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

A few random thoughts/observations and questions today.

I should know better – living in the land of the Tards. Last week, the city/country was in rapture over Canada making it to the finals of the IIHF World Hockey Championships to face Russia. It was a big deal last week and had everyone pounding their chests – a blown lead, a loss in overtime, and now the tournament means nothing as “it wasn’t the best on best”. Then what was the big deal about them making it to the finals in the first place – wasn’t every country there missing some of their best players?

Speaking of the land of the Tards – perhaps the most asinine thing ever said on sport radio was uttered this morning at the Team 1200. One of the topics today was about a “physically challenged” sprinter from South Africa by the name of Oscar Pistourius who was given permission to compete at the Olympic Games. The discussion was about whether his blades give him and advantage over able-bodied sprinters – which lead one of the donkeys to remark

Are we going to see a day when the final of the 100M is going to be made up of blade runners?

You can ponder/discuss the sheer stupidity of such a statement. If you need more evidence, just stream one of their morning broadcasts.

Well, the moment Patriots fans have been waiting for – the Patriot’s beat reporter from the Boston Herald posted his first article since his now famous (famous/notorious, just plain lame) explanation for error in judgment in reporting/sensationalizing/fabricating the big story on Spygate. Six or so hours in – 10 comments; none to do with the story on Pats draft Brandon Merriweather. Comments are being monitored and deleted by site administrators. It seems the good folks of New England aren’t going to let it go – how long can this go? Does the Herald take comments to mean people are reading?

Not sure why so many outside of New England are so enraged about the interview Bill Belichick did with CBS. What did people expect? The interview was a joke – but it was pretty much what everyone has (should have) come to expect from Belichick – no substantive answers and little useful information. Did anyone really expect him to focus on anything but discrediting Matt Walsh? What is the point in talking to this guy? To Patriots fans that were enraged by comments made by the Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan on the issue – he’s absolutely right; the Patriots will forever be tainted (right or wrong) and your anger should be directed at your own coach. If the Patriots didn’t benefit from the videotaping, why continue to do it?

Congratulations to Boston Red Sox P Jon Lester on throwing a no-hitter against the Royals. While he has acknowledged his courageous battle against cancer – does anyone think he might not want to hear “cancer survivor” before his name every time he accomplishes something?
It seems as though some of the “Peeps” in Boston have yet to warm up to NESN’s Red Sox field reporter Heidi Watney – no judgments here. Haven’t seen her yet – but give her some time, Boston is a tough (but worthwhile) gig. Ask Hazel.

Is there any point in watching the NBA Playoffs? With very few exceptions, home team wins.

Arizona over Florida – hating the D’Backs after yesterday’s loss to the Marlins (another blown Pro-Line ticket) but they get the nod tonight with Brandon Webb on the mound. Lay $100 on Arizona - $165.

Boston/KC over 10.5 – Bartolo Colon (coming back from stint in minors) vs “batting practice” Brett Tomko should mean a lot of runs for both sides. Lay $100 on the over - $120.

New York over Baltimore – the gold thong rides tonight for the Yankees, on whom we don’t know, but it’ll ride. Lay $100 on the Yankees - $150.

That’s it for today gang – thanks for taking the time to check in.

Hazel, here’s hoping things are groovy in your world.

I’m Out.


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