World Series beards
Eli’s Giants (1-6) won and Peyton’s Broncos (6-1) lost
Josh Freeman’s debut for the Vikings was very Bradyesque on Monday night…
(that’s this years Brady and not the HOF Brady)
The Kansas City Chiefs are the last of the unbeaten at 7-0
Gronk finally suited up and played for the Patriots. 8 catches for 114 yards.
The Tigers and Dodgers are left to try to figure out what happened in series they were supposed to win.
Koji Uehara ALCS MVP
Bostons beloved mayor Mumbles Menino is hopeful the Red Sox will bring home the World Series Cup…like they did in 04 and 07…we knew it wouldn’t be long before he embarrassed an entire region.
The 97 win Cardinals and 97 win Red Sox are meeting in the WS
Game one will be in the books when this goes to press so the results may not be in.
The weather forecast is for cool showers, temps in the mid 40s at 8:07 EST
32 year old Adam Wainwright 19-9 2.94
29 year old Jon Lester 15-8 3.75
Thursday’s match up will most likely be an interesting matchup between guys at completely different stages in their careers
22 year old Mike Wacha vs 35 year old John Lackey
Frosty Fenway will be in the low 40’s good for pitchers but not for hitters
The breaking news is that Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz 12-1 1.72
may not be back to full strength for his scheduled game 3 start in St Louis on Saturday. The Red Sox will probably move Jake Peavy up to this start and hope Clay can pitch on Sunday. If not then regular season 5th starter lefty Felix Dubrount 11-6 may get the game 4 start. Jon Lester has been great on full rest but pitching on 3 days rest isn't in his skill set.
Buchholz had an 80 game stay in the DL this season and even though he was 12-1 with the sub .200 era his durability has always been a question.
At 6'4" 188 lbs Clay has 95 heat but would rather work the black with his 91 two seam and a variety of cutter, slider, curve and change to keep opposing hitters off balance. He's usually sharp thru 4-5 but fades quickly and leaves the ball up in the zone.
NFL MVP watch:
Peyton has 25TD’s and 4 picks 2565 yards thru 7 games
On record breaking pace for 57 TD’s and 5,800 yards passing
NFL top 10
Kansas City 7-0
San Francisco 5-2
New Orleans 5-1
Green Bay 4-2
New England 5-2
San Diego 4-3
new segment: He's got some splainin’ to do
Bill usually respectfully requests an explanation by the officials when he’s not sure of a call.
Is it possible Brady struggles really are Belichick’s fault ?
We already know that Tommy can't throw the ball and catch it too…but some of those throws... nobody could catch. Where is the accuracy…where is the confidence.
The O line has been a sieve and Tom gets knocked down but he gets up again
Are the Patriots doomed by the injuries to Jerrod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly and Aqib Talib on defense leaving them with the likes of Chris Jones, Joe Valaino, Jamie Collins and Marquies Coles to hold down the fort?
The Patriots loss in OT vs the Jets via that controversial call on Chris Jones push of his teammate in violation of the new NFL
“don’t push your teammate into the opponents center rule”
sent jubilant Rex Ryan to the podium saying “ we got the break…about time we got the break” if Ryan bided his time and alerted the refs that the Pats were violating this rule than, hats off to the big dope. Rex finally got BB on this one. The Jets played well, took advantage of the Pats weaknesses and deserved to win.
Bill obviously had been ignoring the rule and didn’t expect to be caught. Arrogant and with no excuse Bill expected it to be treated like pass interference on a Hail Mary play…flags stay in pockets.
My take, it’s a rule and although it hasn’t been enforced prior to this play it’s still a rule and was violated and hence the 15 yards was the correct call.
It’s hard for this die hard fan to admit that the Pats are in a dog fight just to make the playoffs. Most teams and fans would be ecstatic to be 5-2 at this point but the Patriots spoiled fans aren’t used to this mediocrity. I arrogantly looked at the schedule before the season and said, 13-3 and a bye!
What do I know, I picked the Red Sox to finish 4th
Trivia question for today…From the ’04 championship Red Sox and Patriots teams, name the active roster players on today’s teams that were on those teams.
One last thought,
Should Indianapolis change the city name to Allpeopleapolis ?
thanks for reading and commenting and enjoy the WS...go Sox