Race heats up in the NFL
I'm just winging it here, just started typing and not sure where I'm going
I could touch on the Martin / Incognito drama but you already know what I think about that.
I could talk about how both Jacksonville and Tampa Bay won their first game of the season this week and both are probably in better shape going forward than that other NFL Florida franchise.
I could take a little time and let you know what I think of the Benghazi cover up and how the deaths of Americans still makes me outraged...but I’m trying to make this a politics free zone.
I could go on and on about the Celtics, now 4-4 after beating Miami and Orlando on consecutive nights. The chance to take one for the city and pull off the ML Carr tank and get a good ping pong ball in the draft…looks like they are gonna play to win which doesn’t bode well for this mediocre bunch…just out of the playoffs or just out of the lottery with maybe 35 wins.
I could talk about Peyton Manning’s MRI of his right knee while smoke and mirror reporting says he has just another high ankle sprain and will miss no time. The next three games for the Bronco’s are Kansas City, New England and then home to face Kansas City again.
KC will be all over Manning with pressure from everywhere. The Patriots tend to like to jam and re route receivers while leaving deep safety help and let Peyton sling away underneath. Can Denver’s O line protect their only chance to win the SB through this tough three game stretch?
I could talk about the NFL playoffs and how things are shaping up in the NFC
The number one seed is Seattle,
New Orleans is number two and will be hard to beat at home. On the road they have two losses…New England and the Jets…that had to hurt a little Rob!
Currently number 3 are the Detroit Lions…no kidding! With Cutler and Rodgers out the Lions can take advantage.
Number 4…the Cowboys or is it the Eagles?
Number 5 are the Carolina Panthers
Number 6 are the Forty Niners after losing to Carolina
In the AFC we have
Number one: The Kansas City Chiefs still unbeaten
At # 2 the AFC East leaders New England
Number three the Indianapolis Colts
At Four are the Cincinnati Bengals
Wild card at number five are the Broncos
And at number six, Rex Ryan’s those amazing Jets
I could mention that Tuesday morning here in Boston the temp was low 30’s with snow flakes in the air and Wednesday morning the thermometer at the Oldharry residence was tetering around 20. But it’s hunting season so the younger harry is in his tree stand and my freezer still has some room.
Hot Stove time comes early this year...
I may want to talk about the 3 guys given 14.1 million qualifying offers from the World Champion Red Sox, Stephen Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Napoli. They all turned down the 14 million…ok I’ll take it.
Drew’s agent says he can get his client 3 years 40m…he says Drew is top five SS in every category…specifically which categories are those Mr Boris
Ellsbury’s agent says 7 years 156 million would be in the ball park for Jacoby.
Mike Napoli is looking for 3 years 39m…kinda like Shane Victorino last year.
I won’t miss Drew…its Xander Bogart’s time in Boston.
We never thought Ellsbury would be back, Jackie Bradley should be ready in the Spring.
But Napoli…made $5m plus incentives last year and made 13m. I think he’s a good fit for another year. He plays solid 1st base and can hit. He does strike out a lot but hits for power and is good behind Ortiz. But Mike is taking his wares to the free agent market.
John Farrell losing to Terry Francona for Manager of the Year was a surprise...worst to first???? anyone???
I could talk about the devastation in the Philippines and the aftermath of the typhoon.
Over 10,000 deaths. This is one of those times when mankind rallies to help without political agendas. Most every country on the planet is sending aid.
I could complain about the “expert” on NBC the other night saying that these storms are getting worse and worse because we burn fossil fuels! THIS IS WHERE I USE CAPS AND SCREEM, the weather on this planet is not a fixed cycle, never has been…we have colder and warmer, we have wetter and windy we have volcanoes that spew more hydra carbons and pollution into the atmosphere in 5 days than all of the industrial revolution produced. We have earthquakes and tornadoes, always have and always will
The planet Earth is our home but it isn’t under orders of the United Nations to always be safe. Although we can somewhat impact our environment we can not control nature. And we can’t blame a former President for everything we don’t like! Life is good but it’s not always safe
Ok so I did squeeze in a little politics.
One of my son’s just returned from Europe flying into Boston on Aer Lingus so in appreciation for my Irish cousins on the Emerald Isle:
A little from the O’harry humor corner
Fresh in from the Dublin airport A Texan walks into a pub in Ireland and clears his voice to the crowd of drinkers. He says, "I hear you Irish are a bunch of hard drinkers. I'll give $500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back-to-back."
The room is quiet, and no one takes up the Texan's offer. One man even leaves.
Thirty minutes later the same gentleman who left shows back up and taps the Texan on the shoulder. "Is your bet still good?" asks the Irishman.
The Texan says yes and asks the bartender to line up 10 pints of Guinness. Immediately the Irishman tears into all 10 of the pint glasses, drinking them all back-to-back.
The other pub patrons cheer as the Texan sits in amazement. The Texan gives the Irishman the $500 and says, "If ya don't mind me askin', where did you go for the 30 minutes you were gone?"
The Irishman replies, "Oh... I be down to Sully’s pub down the street to see if I could do it first."
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