Skip to main content

The half week in sports...

It's only Thursday, yet the the week in sports has already been peppered with scandals, hoopla, and entertainment. This simply means the weekend will be chalk full of excitement, especially on Saturday when Boise State takes on New Mexico State. With a spread of 45 points, this game should be a real barn burner.

A quick update before I dive in: The Oregon State punter just punted 15 yards. That's not very far.

Tiger Woods has finally proven that he's not infallible. You know it's not good when the likes of TMZ and the National Enquirer. I tried coming up with some clever headlines for him, like "Tiger Woods Needs Mulligan to Save Marriage" or "Tiger bogeys on Marriage" but nothing seemed right. After all, I'm pretty sure the New York Daily News already came up with something lame like this to lead their front page. As of today, no one really knows what happened. The man crashed his car, got a fine, probably got beat up by his wife, has 3 alleged mistresses, and lost in The Masters this year. It really has been a tough year for him. The good news: Still has all of those endorsement deals and a great bro-mance with Roger Federer. Maybe should TMZ should look into that.

The winter meetings are about to start for Baseball. Is it just me or are the Atlanta Braves trying to become the Boston Braves? Do they really think that the signings of Takashi Saito and Billy Wagner will help them? Do they want Brad Penny and Nick Green as well? Is this how you really want to send out Larry "Chipper" Jones? I say good luck Braves, you're going to need it.

So long Bobby Bowden. What will "Free Shoes University" do now without their savior? The situation regarding Coach Bowden was a complete shame. Granted their program has slipped over the last few years, but the man should have been allowed to retire on his own ground. Coach Paterno went through a cycle like this a few years back and he was able to turn it around. These are two coaching legends that should have both been able to dictate their own retirement. Unfortunately, only one at this point will be able to fulfill that wish. Coach Bowden was an old school coach that has been passed by the new age, College Football "business" that is now driving this sport. Now longer will coaches be around for more than ten years because school don't have the patience to sit through the "bad" or rebuilding years. Here's to Coach Bowden hopefully going out a winner in his bowl game.

This is not sports related, but "Christmas with the Kranks" is not a good movie. Of course, it looks good compared to "Deck the Halls", which is on next on F/X.

Concussions are driving the topic at the NFL head office this week. See what I did there? "Head" office. Anyone? Okay...

Allen Iverson returns to Philly. I don't really no what to say about that. Allen Iverson has always been an extremely talented player, but his true colors really showed the last few years. This is a guy that had an opportunity to prove he was a team player and possibly help win a title with Denver, but he refused to budge as the "go-to-guy". Philly was much better off with Andre Miller. Hope those extra cheeks in the seats look good on your bottom line, Sixers fans.

As a general note, I'd like to take credit for the Chargers current winning streak. They have not lost a game since my letter calling for Norv Turner to be fired. Maybe he read the letter, because he's really opened up the offense since my letter was written. You're welcome, Chargers' fans.

There you go. Just a few of my thoughts on the topics dominated the headlines. I have to go eat my Tony's pizza now.

J.

"Tiger Woods scores hole in one in Australia. Also plays golf while there."

Is that too much?

Oh yeah, Oregon leads Oregon State 14-10. We'll see if that holds up...

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Bromance of Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Matthew Lillard

In the late 1990's and early 2000's, there was no greater bromance than that between Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Matthew Lillard. The two of them appeared in no less than five movies together in a five year time span. These two were meant to be. Two young stars destined to take the world by storm as a team. Hanging out, meeting women, and enjoying the good life. And then, just like that, stardom was ripped away from them. Though they continued to work, they would never appear together again in a film.
What was it that pulled them apart? Did they just choose to go different directions? Was it Sarah Michelle Gellar that drove a wedge between these two? While Lillard eventually went on to star in an Oscar nominated film (The Descendants), Prinze, Jr. went on to write for the WWE and occasionally show up as a guest star on television shows. While both have tried, neither has recaptured that joy that once displayed on screen. Tonight, I want to dutifully remind the world of t…

From Negan with Love

YouTube screenshot
*The following contains Spoilers from the season 7 premiere of "The Walking Dead"
"Pissing our pants yet? Boy, do I have a feeling we're getting close."- Negan, The Walking Dead

And people thought Ramsay Bolton was sadistic.


The much anticipated season seven premiere of The Walking Dead hit the airwaves last Sunday. Boy, was it a doozy.
I am not going to spend much time on what side of the liked/didn't like it/I'm never watching again spectrum I fall in. I will say that I was enraptured, on the edge of my seat for nearly the entire one hour, six minutes (including commercials) of the episode. This was an episode that filled me with a sense of existential dread for the characters inhabiting The Walking Dead world. It is a feeling that is still with me nearly two days later.
As a disclaimer, I am only through the first ten volumes of the graphic novels. I have yet to reach the Negan arc. I am also on the side of the court that didn't m…

NFL Referees Fail Cam Newton, Fans

If the NFL is serious about the safety of players and finding ways to limit concussions, the referees in last night's Denver Broncos/Carolina Panthers game had a funny way of showing it.
Instead of talking about what a great rematch of the Super Bowl these two teams put on, much of the focus was placed on the amount of hits Cam Newton took to the helmet last night.
And rightfully so.
There were at least three occasions during the course of the game in which Newton was on the receiving end of helmet-to-helmet hits. 
These hits were not of the "blink and you miss it" variety of hits. They were in the course of game action, delivered to Newton after a throw or in the midst of being tackled.
The Broncos were flagged for this infraction once.
Once.
For a league that is looking to protect its players, especially quarterbacks, these calls were not simply "mistakes" or "errors" by the referees. And to right it off as such is simply another loosening thread o…