Daily Blog 2.0
Musings From The Hoodwood 10-28
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NFL College Football MLB NBA

How did the Pokes lose to Washington?

 

Black Enough?

Recently the issue of race came up in the form of an anonymous quote in the Seattle Seahawks locker room disparaging Russell Wilson as “not being black” enough. I hear about something like that and I bristle, no one would take ownership of the quote and it was black writer (I hate the term African-American) that reported the issue. I then thought, what is “Black enough?” Am I not black enough because I live in the suburbs and not in the hood? Im sorry I like to know I can leave my backpack in my car and it not get into, I like the quietness of my neighborhood. Its not a black/white thing its my home. Russell Wilson is a fine upstanding young man, and his race should not be a factor in how he is perceived. I’d like to think that enough time has passed where the issue of a “black quarterback” is a non issue. Geno Smith struggles in New York and might very well lose his starting job to another black quarterback Michael Vick but no one really cares about skin color here. They are concerned that Smith is throwing interceptions at a frighteningly frequent clip. RGIII looks to be coming back to play for Washington soon, his struggles only looked at from a playing perspective. I think enough time has passed from when a black quarterback was curiosity or novelty. When quarterbacks like Merlin Briscoe, Joe Gilliam and James “Shack” Harris were the rare exception as quarterback and Warren Moon had to go to Canada for seven years before someone happened on the idea that he might be a decent QB. Russell Wilson became the 2nd black quarterback to win a Super Bowl 26 years after Doug Williams did it (ironically in a blowout against the Broncos featuring an iconic QB), but when Wilson won there were few that talked about it. And that in itself was a good thing. Why? I don’t care if the quarterback of my team is black white, a woman or a martian. If they are winning games and carrying themselves with the right kind of attitude, im good with it. I only see color when it comes to my team. And I’ll root hard for  or rail on a bad quarterback black or white.  Trust me, Tavaris Jackson made my blood boil, and Daunte Culppepper could be frustrating but I also railed on Christian Ponder, Gus Frerotte and Jeff George.  But I digress. Ultimately, the term acting black or not being black enough is a misnomer and something that is insulting. I spoke correctly in school and got called a punk for it. I was taught to speak clearly and correctly. Could I hood it up when the need presented itself? Of course I could and at when the scenario presents itself, do. But in my line of work, when the money is on the line I think I speak more “proper” But the term to me in annoying and I think that the person that was responsible for the “anonymous quote” was the real coward.

Goodell continues to ruin the NFL

The NFL is hell bent on shoving the concept of a team in London down our collective throats. The Lions and Falcons played the second of the three scheduled games in Wembley Stadium. The Raiders and Dolphins played a snoozer last month. Now this game played this past Sunday was markedly differnet to be sure the Lions spotted the Falcons a 21-0 before roaring back to win 22-21 on a second chance field goal by Matt Prater. But now the NFL is looking to five games in London in 2015 taking another home game from a pair of teams but damn sure not reducing season ticket package prices. THe NFL wants to dominate the day watching. The Lions-Falcons game kicked off at 9:30a EDT to placate the locals who wanted a day game, and the talk is that more of the London based game will be kicking off at this time to get more TV coverage. Also London is clamoring hard for NFL team of their own, now not only is this sacrilege this smacks in the fast of continuing to ignore the nations #2 TV market LA. Which I think that Der Kommisar Goodell is wanting to remain open to use a leverage for cities that wont toe their stadium building line. The one off game in London is amusing and different but the increasing number of games in London at the expense of the American fans is stupid. Do you think that the Barclays Premier League would move a regular season match by two of its teams to America or that they think that they would try to get an American team here? It wouldn’t happen, period.

End of the Line for Nash?

The Lakers Steve Nash stayed around for the paycheck but it seems that the Lakers are paying for an expensive bench warmer. Nash reinjured his back and is likely out for the  season and possibly his career. The wily guard who was the point man for the high scoring Suns team of the mid to late 2000s played only 65 total game for the Lake Show and is likely  done for good it’s a sad coda for one of the more brilliant ball handlers and scorers in the game. He was fun to watch and played the game with a fearless drive that made him easy to root for, he won back to back MVP’s in 2005 and 2006 and many are left to wonder if healthy could he have made a real difference in preventing the Lake Show frightening slide into irrelavence in their own city. I would have liked to see Nash playing out this season, having has announced that this season upcoming would be his last. But it its not meant to be and we will have to wonder is the Canadian gem a first ballot hall of famer.

A world class world series

The World Series is looking like it could be a classic with the Giants now hold a 3-2 edge behind Madison Baumgartner’s complete game 5 gem as the series returns to Kansas City. The scrappy Royals are facing elimination for the first time since the wild card game against the Giants cross-bay neighbors in Oakland.  Here is where the Americans win in the all-star game is proving to be critical. The Giants will have to clinch it on the road in front the rowdy Royals fans who are unleashing 29 years of pent up playoff frustration. I think that the big city pundits that are whining that since the big names and big stars are not on the major stage the series isn’t worth watching. I disagree, this is shaping to be one of the best series in quite a while. I mean seriously when did you remember a series this action packed? So what both teams won less than 90 games in the regular season, they are playing scrappy passionate baseball and you have to know that Bud Selig in his final series as commissioner is delighted that the small market Royals are standing tall in the mega spotlight of the World Series and are still very much in the hunt to take the title. But the battle tested Giants seem to never be rattled and just seem to have every answer.

Phat Dap

To Oak Harbors football team that forfeits game to give title to Marysville after a tragic shooting earlier in the day. Rather than rescheduling the game after the shooting. Oak Harbor forfeited the game to give Marysville the conference title and attended a vigil at Marysville that night. You have to give dap to Oak Harbor for thinking of their fellow football players in their time of grief and love to Marysville, Hoodwood grieves with you.

Head Slap

Lamarr Houston of the Bears who injured himself celebrating a sack. Did I mention that it was of Jimmy Garopalo? And that it was late in the Pats blowout of the Bears? Houston tore his ACL and is out for the season. What a moron

 

Quick Hits

82 points for TCU…in a football game? The basketball team hasn’t scored that much in 2 years

I like Peyton Manning (hes the QB of one of my fantasy teams) but the rant at the scoreboard operator was stupid

Why do I get the feeling that the college football playoff will find a way to get it wrong? If Notre Dame is anywhere near this or multiple SEC teams, this playoff scheme will be a sham

My first four teams Miss. St, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State

Is there a clear cut favorite for the Heisman?

Kobe’s mad at his player ranking, why is he on the delusion that he is one of the best players in the NBA?

If the Giants take the series isn’t it about time that we start talking about Bruce Bochy being one of the best baseball managers of this era, three titles in five years but he gets no love outside the bay area.

One of my fantasy teams is climbing back from an 0-4 deficit while my 6-1 team took an unexpected pratfall to the worst team in the league. THe natives are restless (when aren’t they?)

Im no fan of Ben Roethlisberger, but you have to be impressed with him throwing for 5 bills against a Colts team that was coming off an impressive shutout of the Bengals

I don’t know who I trust less Romo or Jay Cutler...how the hell do you lose to Washington and Colt McCoy?

Until Next Post fellow sports fans!

Improbability and Serendipity
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: concacaf soca princesses browns orioles royals peyton manning curt schilling

 

I have to do some traveling this week and planned to fly into Baltimore/Washington this morning.  I didn’t have my appointments finalized, so I held off on getting a hotel room but since I knew I had to go, I booked my flights.  Having finalized my schedule, I went back to the reservation system to get my room...and I realized that instead of booking for a Monday morning flight, I booked a Sunday morning flight.  Ugh.  Change fees being more than the cost of an additional hotel night, I was stuck going to Washington a day earlier...not to mention up at 5 AM on a Sunday

Obviously, this is suboptimal.  Up early on a Sunday morning, arriving 26 hours before I actually have to be anywhere.  The object then is to find something to do.  Getting a single NFL ticket shouldn’t be too too difficult.  Turns out the Ravens are away.  The Redskins are not only away, but playing on Monday.  I have a bunch of time so I look up the Eagles - nope, they’re in Arizona.  That’s what’s called a losing streak.  I’m in Baltimore/Washington a day early and of 3 possible teams, they’re all away.

Here’s where it gets interesting.  6 years ago, we welcomed a young woman from Trinidad & Tobago into our home on a work study program.  Over the 18 months she was here, her family and boyfriend traveled here several times.  Our families became close and when she and her now husband were married, we went to Trinidad for the wedding.  

Her family is large and sprawling - spanning the world from China and India, to Canada, France and the UK.  As Americans, we were the least far flung of the guests.  We spent 10 days in Trinidad and Tobago, becoming more a part of her family as she became part of ours.  One of the branches of her family represents from Toronto - having moved from Trinidad and married an Irish Canadian.  

Her Canadian and half-Irish cousin, is also a Trinidad and Tobago citizen as well as a Canadian.  As it happens, she’s also a bit of a soccer player, and it’s because of this I have something to do Sunday.  Improbably, this Canadian, half-Irish young woman, because she holds Trinidad citizenship, is eligible to play for the Trinidad and Tobago women’s national soccer team.  This is her in the picture the left.

Improbably, CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football of which the US is part, in fact several MLS teams are part of the CONCACAF Champions league) is holding it’s Women’s Championship in the US for qualification for the Women’s World Cup in Canada next year.  

Trinidad is a team fresh off winning the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Cup, but arrived in Texas earlier this month with a total of $500 - a financial situation so dire that Haiti’s women’s team stepped up and gave them their funds.  Consider that - the Caribbean’s wealthiest nation accepting a donation from one of the world’s poorest.  Humiliating.  T&T repaid the favor by defeating their benefactors in the tournament. The backstory behind how they even had the $500 is even more interesting - one of the players' fathers' is airport security, and when his daughter told him of the teams' plight, he gave them $500...of which $300 was spent in Miami just feeding the team.

Further, as improbable, Trinidad & Tobago is competing to become the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the

Women’s World Cup.  So, on Sunday, because I’m arriving a day early, and because Trinidad lost on penalty kicks to Costa Rica on Friday, I was at PPL Park in Chester PA - about 90 miles from BWI - to watch Arin King and Trinidad & Tobago take on Mexico for her chance to play for the Women’s World Cup in one of her two home countries next year.  Unlike my dear friend IHateMillen, I do like soccer and am looking forward to my day Sunday.  Let’s go Soca Princesses.   Trinidad had their chance - they went up 2-1 with about 20 minutes left to play....but Mexico tied it up a minute later...and went to the races in overtime. Trini lost 4-2, but can still make the WWC via a home and home series with Equador later next month.

 

NOTES

 

What do these Facebook quizzes mean?  “What kind of candy are you?,” “Who were you in a past life?”  Seriously, what are you thinking about when you look at it and say, “Yeah, what kind of candy am I?”  Yeah, it's probable that I'm a 3-Musketeers bar that was Teddy Roosevelt in a past life.

 

In the second game of the day, The US Women defeated Costa Rica to win the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship...by a score of 6-0. Abby Wambach scored 4 times. 4. Just ridiculous. Congratulations USA - and as much affinity as I feel for the Trini women, I'm an American and the USA is my team.

 

Consider how improbable this is: James Shields has pitched in the World Series for...The Tampa Bay Rays and The Kansas City Royals. Seriously? Appearing in the World Series for 2 different teams isn't THAT big a deal (I mean, other than appearing in the World Series that is), but what's the likelihood of appearing for THOSE two teams?

Since I’m writing this on Saturday, I don’t have any commentary on the World Series other than to say that I couldn’t be more surprised if I woke up in the morning with my head sewn to the carpet not only that the Royals are in the Series, but are giving the Giants a run for it.  Talk about improbable. I put together an interesting tidbit by following a link to old favorite “Bad Edd” from the TSN days’ blog.  After the 1995 season, the Cleveland Browns left Cleveland for Baltimore, being rechristened the Ravens.  Back in 1954, the St. Louis Browns left town for Baltimore, being rebranded the Orioles.  It seems clear, then, that to name your team the Browns is to ask Baltimore to poach them and rename the team after a bird.

Peyton Manning is a pretty passionate guy.  It’s part of what makes him great - and even as a Patriots/TB12 toady, I’m here to tell you Manning is the guy I’d choose to lead my team if I had to win one regular season game.  But, he’s just about finished dispatching the Chargers by 14-points and he’s got a issue with the scoreboard operator because he was instigating the crowd.  Now, look you’re going to win this game by two touchdowns, why do you have to publicly call out a guy making tops, $50,000 - a decent salary, but let’s face it, most cats making $50k aren’t being called out in front of the media, and fans.  Put this in perspective: He made $30-million last year, or about $83,000 a day.  He was winning this game, no doubt.  Was the Scoreboard team checked out?  Sure.  But it didn’t cost the Broncos anything.  Have that conversation behind closed doors.  Seriously man.  There are ways to handle things...and that probably wasn't the best way to handle that.

As a Red Sox fan, Curt Schilling was a hero to me in 2001 for having improbably dispatched the Yankees in the World Series, and later on when he improbably dispatched the Yankees in the ALCS for the Red Sox - amping it up with a tendon sewed onto his ankle.  Like him or hate him - he’s a pretty outspoken guy on a lot of issues - he’s always struck me as being a personally accountable guy.  His position on his recent diagnosis and treatment for oral cancer only reinforces this for me.  I happen to respect him immensely.


 

NASCAR Update And Other Fast Stuff 10-26-14
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NASCAR Talladega Martinsville Marty Smith Rick Hendrick Dale Jr

                        

Hey Hey My My. Rock n roll will never die. I'm counting on it. Welcome Gabbers and others to y NASCAR updates and other fast stuff. That up there is Bubba Wallace. He won himself a Martinsville Grandfather clock in his truck. Yup. That's the trophy. Imagine trying to get that home without ruining it. I guess the team hauler delivers too. 

Beautiful day here in PA. The temps keep going up and down. Really hoping this week is nice. I got that homestead clean up list but I also got me a photo list. There's real nice decorations in the neighborhood and some cool looking trees. It's time for me and my camera to take a walk before those nasty dark clouds come back. I try to keep it hid in the car just in case a really cool opportunity pops up whilst I'm out and about. No breath taking cheetahs roaming the neighborhood but I think I can make due.

As I mentioned in IHM's blog my youngest grandson had 2 ambulance rides this month for asthma attachs that came out of no where. He turned 1 on the 24th. He's wearing a heart monitor for now till we can get him to an allergist. He's taking it surprisingly well. Was play fighting with a pillow. I'm guessing he's not as bothered by it as we are. Time to get air cleaners for the house.

There was a night time 5K run that ran by my house. The race wasn't so bad but the flashing lights on the cruiser outside my front window for 2 hours were a bit much. My cats were spooked. The high school marching band even came down through at one point. I live 2 blocks from the school. I guess I could think of this as dinner entertainment.

DALE JR TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR CONCUSSIONS

Back in 2012 after a severe wreck at Talladega Dale Jr began to struggle with moodiness, anger, not wanting to be around people and brain fog. His crew said he had a vacant stare. So after a doctors visit he was sent to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. There he was taught brain excersises to get him back on track.

Now you can see a video Dale Jr made for the Sports Medicine Concussion Program at that university. Other professionals like baseball player David Ross made videos too.

You can go to ReThinkConcussions.com to see these videos and learn more about the types of concussions and what can be done for those that get them.

MARTY SMITH RE-UPS HIS ESPN CONTRACT

He'll still be reporting on NASCAR races, doing his NASCAR podcast with ESPN Magazine senior writer Ryan MaGee and writing his articles for ESPN.com but his duties will be expanding to cover Pro & college football, basketball and other sports.

"I'm so fortunate to have a challenging, rewarding job that allows for creativity and to have colleagues and bosses that believe in my approach and my ability."

He goes on to say that he's appreciates the opportunity to diversify and still maintain his passion for motorsports. And he's not taking this lightly.

Congrats to Marty. I love his podcast too.

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR RICK HENDRICK

On October 24, 2004 Rick Hendrick and the whole HMS organization were rocked by a very tragic plane wreck. Rick Hendricks son, Ricky along with 9 other people boarded one of HMS private planes bound for Martinsville and crashed into the Bull Mountain in Virginia. There were no survivors.

On that plane besides Ricks son, Ricky were his brother John Hendrick - President of Hendrick Motorsports. John's twin daughters Jennifer & Kimberly. Jeff Turner - HMS  General Manager. Randy Dorton - HMS Engine Builder. Joe Jackson - DuPont executive. Scott Latheram - Pilot for Tony Stewart. Richard Tracy & Elizabeth Morrison - pilots of the plane.

Rick didn't know if he could keep going but some how he got back to HMS HQ and told his employees that things would go on in memory of those lost.

Rick still has Ricky's black Tahoe Z71 and every year he uncovers it during this week and drives it home. He says he feels closer to his son in that vehicle.

TALLADEGA RECAP

Vickers had the pole but didn't get to lead past the parade laps because Mr Johnson took over at the green flag drop.

Right away it's reported that McMurray is leaking oil. Why he didn't get off the track is beyond me. By lap 21 Harvick starts drifting to the back because he has a windshield full of oil and can't see well. Hello NASCAR. There's a black flag just for occasions like this. McMurray is still out there.

My Most Handsome Knight of the Mobile 1 even leads 5 laps. Good to see him.

On lap 75 we see Dale Jr to the lead and Jr Nation goes wild.

On lap 103 Ky Bu gets damage from a big wreck. It's back to the garage and he does get back out but not in enough time to salvage a spot in the Chase.

In the end we had 2 Green/White Checkers and Keselowski wins his way into the next phase of the Chase. Johnson, Kahne, Dale Jr & Ky Bu are out. 

I'm still pissed that NASCAR didn't levy a points penalty for the temper tantrums at Charlotte. NASCAR officials were actually measuring the black marks he left in the garage area and looking over the parts he scattered with his car. A NASCAR garage is very busy after a race. You have fans trying to get a last minute autograph, sponsors walking around and team members loading up the haulers to go home. Burn outs have no place in the garage area. Especially at a night race. He's so very very lucky he didn't hit any one with his car or the parts he hit.

Top !5 Finishers - Keselowski - Kenseth - Bowyer - Cassill - Newman - Kvapil - Ku Bu - Ambrose - Harvick - Mears - Logano - Kahne - Dillon - Sorenson - Whitt

The 8 Chasers - Logano - Harvick - Newman - Hamlin - Kenseth - Edwards - Gordon - Keselowski....in that order

Of the 8 Chasers, Newman & Kenseth have yet to win a race. Wouldn't it be a bite in the ass if one of them won the Championship with not a single W? Since this format is supposed to be one that rewards wins, it would be very interesting to see that outcome. In fact I'm now the biggest Kenseth/Newman fan going forward. 

MARTINSVILLE PREVIEW

This is a short track. A lap around here is .526. That's a half mile. This is an up close and personal - How you doin'? type track. In fact Mr Logano dumped Danica at Charlotte and he says he has talked to her and considers the issue closed but you know, if I were him I'd be watching my bumper. His team mate Keselowski didn't make a whole lot of friends that night at Charlotte either. He starts 6th. Hamlin, Stewart and Kenseth are right there in the top 5 up close and personal even. Hmmmmmmmmmm.... Oh yeah. I'm lovin' it.

Johnson - Starts 7th. I do believe it's time to at least make a showing before the end of the season. I'm putting a stamp on a top 10

Dale Jr - Let a W at Dega slip through his racing gloves. Those pink skeleton gloves are on auction for breast cancer right now by the way. He says he's got a good feeling about this race. He starts 23rd. Big hurdle at this track. Mmmmmm top 15

Harvick - Starts 33rd. Not the place you want to be at this particular track to start your bid for a championship. He was top 5 in fastest practice speeds. OK....Top 10

Gordon - He's got 8 of those Grandfather clock trophies. Starts 13th. Top 10

STEWART - Been a long time since I seen my most Handsome Knight of the Mobile 1 rock it. Starts 4th. Promising. I say top 10

Newman - Starts 9th. He's a bull in a china closet and extremely hard to pass. Doesn't just give up spots easily and this is his type of track. Top 10

Kenseth - Starts 3rd. If he's going to win a race I think it's this one. Top 10.

McMurray - Pole position today. I'm thinking top 10

Larson - Starts 16th but this rookie has been hotter than expected this year. You just can't rule him out of a top 10. So I won't.

Logano - Starts 2nd. Top 10

Keselowski - When Logano does good Keselowski usually doesn't. In the March race it was Logano with a 4th and Keselowski with a 38th. He pissed too many people off at Charlotte. 

Top 15 at the March 2014 Martinsville race - Ku Bu -Johnson - Dale Jr - Logano - Ambrose - Kenseth - Harvick - Almirola - Bowyer - Menard - Allmendinger - Gordon - Edwards - Ky Bu - Dillon

Good luck with your picks.

We had a Gab member on business in Japan. WOW WOW WOW times 10. What an awesome exotic location and great food I'm sure. I don't plan on going any where for my days off. Just the clean up and seeking out great photo opportunities. Hope every one else gets out and about before the cold winds start blowing and enjoy the Fall weather. If you're not so inclined to get out because you're in recline than aim that remote at the TV and watch your favorite games. 

And I'm outta here......

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of Two Games Redskins MUST Win!
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NFL Redskins Cowboys Internation sports tv

In any football season, there is always a few games that jump out at you as a fan as must-see TV.   For any Redskin fan, that list includes the Cowboys games where even in lost seasons - and we have had no shortage of those - a win over the Cowgirls is always welcome.   This season, the Cowboys are off to a great start at 6-1 and first in the Now-Not-The-Worst-Division NFC East.  The Redskins are limping along at 2-5 with wins over 2 teams of similar abilities.  First of all, we do not know whether Dallas' record is the real deal or a mirage.  Pre-sesaon, nobody saw a strong team in Big D - what the hell happened?!  Are they really a 6-1 team - one that beat Seattle on the road no less, or will they fall comfortably back to earth and finish 9-7 or even 8-8?  We shall see...they have to play the meat of their schedule in December, where they have been horrid with 4 of 6 games on the road to finish up after their Thanksgiving matchup with the 5-1 Eagles.  No matter the case, they have at least made NFC East football interesting to watch again.

And as for the Redskins, I thought an 8-8 season would be a good outcome for the team, but that seems a bit optimistic at this stage...but beat the Cowboys, get to 3-5, 5-5 does not seem out of the realm of possibility.  But we hate the Cowboys, and besides this game, the other game I will watch no matter what is on December 28...maybe the Skins can ruin Dallas' season with final blow!  In the mean time, I search for this T-shirt...

As you know from my last post, I have been in Japan for the last week.  The weather was not that great (until I was leaving today of course), so I did not get to do any photography but the business purpose was a big success.  (My company is trying to treat their national affliction, cedar allergy, and we had a meeting with their FDA to get permission to start a clinical study.  We were told it couldn't be done, but they loved us!  So it is back to the Island in December...at least the Frequent Flier points are racking up!)   I think Imentioned this before, but it is worth repeating.  A Slingbox is a MUST-HAVE if you travel.  Direct internet feed of your home TV anywhere in the world is just to great a gift, especially to the sports fan.  Here's what I had for casual viewing....Golf from Europe, Japanese  gymnastics (men's) and some soccer....it did help me fall asleep!

AND A COUPLE OF OTHER NOTES:

How about those Royals?  I thought the Giants might sweep after Game 1, but they have really shown their resilience.  It is hard not to pull for them.

The NO FUN LEAGUE reestablishes itself as the leader in Killjoy sports...now Peyton Manning is leading the cheers whineing about the video operation having a little fun getting the crowd revved up.  Once again, the League and now its head cheerleader forget that IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A FUN EVENT...it's entertainment, guys.  

Well, that's all for now...I will try to get my jet-lagged body back on Eastern Daylight time!

 

 

 

 

Storminnorman's Sports Blog 10/24
Category: Daily Blog 2.0

Welcome Gabbers to another Friday edition of Storminnorman's Sports Blog, as things start to heat up hear again sports wise with the Lions, Red Wings and Pistons going after it. I was bugged by a shot of Ford Field Sunday, with Comerica Park sitting next door empty, I thought to myself, how many of us thought the Tigers would truley be sitting at home watching Kansas City in the World Series?

Since the last time I was here I missed a little work due to an infection, for which I say "Thank God" my body fought it off rather quickly for a change and I was able to return to work on Monday. Unfortunately for myself, I was able to watch an interview Pete (I am a selfish, greedy asshole) Rose did for CBS Sunday Morning. 

I remember in the past, how I came on the Gab and ranted about how Rose should be in the HOF based on his All-Time Hit's record, and his accomplishments before he was busted for betting on baseball. 

For the record, Sunday was the first time I ever heard Pete Rose admit to betting on baseball, but not the Reds publicly. In the past, he has always denied it. For which I also asked myself how much CBS was paying him for the interview.....

 Rose mentioned that if all it would have taken was an apology to be able to enter the Hall of Fame, he would have given one a long time ago, for which Faye Vincent mentioned "he never once offered an apology for what he had done." So it makes you wonder what really happened, guess we will have to buy Pete Rose's book to find out.....

The one thing I did take from this interview, was Peter Edward Rose at 73 is still one of the most arrogant, self-centered assholes who will say anything and do anything to make a quick buck. It felt like the whole interview was scripted to Rose's liking, not to make him look bad...........

Pete Rose does not feel any true remorse for his actions, it was all apparent during the interview. Rose is just as big a phony as he was when he was caught, hope he enjoys the embarassment for the rest of his life. All of his accomplishments tainted by his greed, and love for money.....

It's "Go Green, Go Blue" or as most have become to know it as Michigan State's annual ass-whipping of Michigan on Saturday, and I don't care if Michigan is coming off a bye-week or not, this one shouldn't be close.......

The Lions are in London this weekend playing the Falcons, supposed to count as a home game for the Lions, so let's hope they play like it.......

The Wings are playing Sindy and the Pen's tonight, after losing to the Habs 2-1 Tuesday. They head to Philly for the weekend, and the goaltending and defense is much improved over last year so far.......

The Royals and Giants are heading to San Fran for the weekend, hope the weather gets a little better out in B.O.B. land. Boy you talk about two different games, the G-Men put a whooping on the Royals in Game 1 and the Royals give it back to the G-Men in Game 2, wonder what Guthrie and Hudson will have to keep the offensive explosion down on Friday?

Have a great weekend everyone, and not to steal Q's thunder but I was rather disappointed by Talledega, not enough wrecks this year, and I'm not the biggest Keslowski fan in the world either, wished he would have crashed......

Chargers vs. Broncos, might be a shootout, might not be, maybe they will play some defense tonight? Doubt it, Rivers and Manning ought to have some fun throwing the ball around. Peyton would like to thank the 49ers defense for allowing him to sit out a portion of the second half......

That's all I got, have a great weekend and don't forget to visit Hal to my left for all your NFL information.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

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