Thanks B.O.B and Average fan Det?? Delmon Young meltdown?? Brooklyn Nets?? The Nets again?? MLB messing around with its scheduling?? All this, and more, in this weeks edition ofÖ.
The young girl is Mackenzie Brown she threw a perfect game against a team of boys in 2009. Do you think the Yankees can use her now??
Today we will start off with a proper opening credits brought to you by Gary Shandling.
This has got to be the most ingenious opening credits in the history of television. Simple and to the point.
Now off with the show.
Thanks go out to B.O.B and Average fan Det for calling me out on the Jaguars selection of punter Bryan Anger in the 3rd round. You guys are right. What was our GM thinking??
I do enjoy your blogs!!
Congrats go out to Jered Weaver who pitched a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins.
Now to a sad note.
Junior Seau, former star of the San Diego Chargers died at the age of 43 from self inflicted gun shot to the chest.
He played 20 years for three teams, San Diego Chargers (1990-2002), Miami Dolphins (2003-2005) and New England Patriots (2006-2009). Junior was a 12-time Pro Bowl section and a 6-time First team All-Pro, with 18 interceptions and 56 sacks during his playing career.
Seau, is the eighth member of San Diego's lone Super Bowl team who has died, all before the age of 45. Lew Bush, Shawn Lee, David Griggs, Rodney Culver, Doug Miller, Curtis Whitley and Chris Mims are the others. Causes of death ranged from heart attacks to a plane crash to a lightning strike.
My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.
The NFL handed down their player suspension for bounty-gate and Saints Johnathan Vilma was hit the hardest suspended for one year without pay. Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove was for the first half of the 16-game season, Saints defensive end Will Smith was barred for the first 4 games and Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita will miss the first three games. All were suspended without pay.
Why couldnít the suspensions be handed out before the draft so the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns could draft accordingly if they wanted to. Then again why punish those teams when it was the Saints who had the bounty-gate. Suspend 10 Saints players for the season.
Major League baseball suspended Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young seven games without pay following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge last week in New York City. Young was arrested after a late-night tussle at his hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets. Young is eligible to resume play on May 4th. He suspension will cost him $257,240. Around 2:30 am last Friday, Young was standing outside the team hotel in New York. Close by, a group of Chicago tourists staying at the hotel were approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke and a Star of David around neck, according to the police. Afterward, as the group walked up to the hotel doors, Young started yelling anti-Semitic epithets, police said. It was not clear whom Young was yelling at, but he got into a scuffle with the Chicago group, and a 32-year-old man was tackled and sustained scratches to his elbows, according to police and the criminal complaint. Young was arrested, police said. Young was first taken to a hospital because he was believed to be intoxicated, police said.
Athletes have got to†realize that they are in the†spotlight and anything they do or say will be†scrutinized.
The moment all of Brooklyn has been waiting for since 1957 when the Brooklyn Dodgers bolted to Los AngelesÖ..
The Brooklyn Nets are now officially a team. It became official April 30th. They will be moving into a state-of-the-art Barclay Center when the season begins. They new colors of the team are black and white a far cry from their original red, white and blue colors of their ABA days. The logo on the left will be used at center court and the logo on the right will be used on the teams shorts. There is talk that the word Brooklyn will be on the shirts. Jay-Z helped design the logos.
Going into the 2012-2013, the Nets only have four players signed, MarShon Brooks, Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro and Jordan Williams.
Gerald Wallace has indicated he wantís to stay but is opting out so he can get a multi-year contract for more money.
Deron Williams had indicated he wants to be part of the first team in Brooklyn, but he also wants to play on a winner. He too is opting out and it looks like the Dallas Mavericks are going to go hard after him.
Brad Lopez has indicated he wants to stay, he is a restricted free agent.
Kris Humphries is an unrestricted free agent. The Nets might want to resign him as he has two years in a row that he has average a double-double.
The Net players had over 200 games missed due to injuries. They started over 22 different lineups and had to call up several players from the D-League. Some are saying if the team was healthy they would have been a playoff team and I tend to agree with that.
The Nets are reporting that they gave New Jersey season-ticket holder first dib to renew their tickets for Brooklyn, and out of over 7,000 ticket packages at Prudential Center nearly 1,700 renewed for the Barclay Center.
So now after altering the playoff system, the powers of the baseball world are going to be tinkering with the regular season schedule.
The League is working on eliminating ďnatural rivalsĒ playing home-and-home, six-game series annually.
This has to do with the Houston Astros moving to the American League next year to balance the leagues to 15 teams.
Nothing has been finalized yet. But there will be changes to the scheduling system.
This is a class act that Tampa Bay Buccaneerís coach Greg Schiano did Wednesday.
2012 would have been Rutgers University defensive tackle Eric LeGrand graduating year. Eric can not play due to a spinal cord injury that has ended his career. But it did not stop Schiano from signing his former player on May 2nd to symbolize LeGrandís college number 52.
The Tampa Bay Coach said "Leading up to the draft, I couldn't help but think that this should've been Eric's draft class. This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men."
Til Next Time