I don’t know if I have high expectations or what, but it’s time for me to vent:
- If you absolutely, positively feel that you have to call in to a sports talk show, can you please be coherent so that people understand you? Takes are one thing and I have no problem with that, but good Lord can you just speak clearly and not ramble incoherently? Lastly, can you get to your freaking point in short order?
Jim Rome was absolutely right, more of the host and less of the callers is ALWAYS a good thing.
- Wait, Tragic the Myopian of the Lakers is being accused of tampering to the point where the NBA is actively investigating his and the Fakers actions regarding Paul George while he was under contract in Indiana?
Now we know why the Pacers took pennies on the dollar in trade w/OKC.
OK, let’s cut the crap here – it’s about time the NBA took a look at the Lakers and their “advantages.” The Los Angeles Lakers have been given break after break after break and they’ve cashed in. Hell, if me and four of my friends had the advantages that the Lakers have had we’d win 16 titles. From ridiculously one-sided trades, to unbelievably poor officiating that benefitted them, to the benefit of lucky bounces of the ping pong balls, to incredibly insane amounts of media coverage/favoritism they receive, and finally star players forcing their way to LA, it has benefitted the Lakers to the point where many believe the NBA is fixed. Even if it isn’t fixed, can you see where folks would believe it is?
Oh, and memo to the NBA, the media is an active and willing accomplice in tampering because the Lakers being on top is good for their bottom line. As for Stephen A. Smith who laughs at the charges, he knows what’s up because he is just as guilty as anybody in trying to use his platform to create a superteam in the Lakers. So your hands aren’t clean my friend.
- I’ve heard a lot of well-deserved shit talking about the New York Jets and how they may go 0-16, but watching the Los Angeles Chargers these past two games, I gotta wonder if they’re gonna be worse?
While I’m at it, let me bash Los Angeles “fan” again. You guys are such sports fans that you couldn’t even half-fill a 27,000 seat soccer stadium for an NFL game? Are you kidding me? Yeah, LA doesn’t deserve one football team, let alone two. As for the NFL, this is what your greedy asses get. At least in San Diego, you got 40,000 or more per game.
Meanwhile, San Diego is doing just fine without the NFL, thank you very much.
- Odell Beckham, Jr. Is it true this dude went “full diva” last night after taking a clean legitimate hit to his thigh?
This dude is doing himself no favors in terms of likability. He’s now going into what, his fourth NFL season and he is still acting petulant like what happened last night? There seems to be this good Odell Beckham guy and this “OBJ” character that he feels he needs to have. Time for the jekyll and hyde act to stop, even if it helps him build his brand.
- OK ESPN, we get it you want change in society. You DEMAND change in society.
That’s noble, it really is, and it should absolutely be discussed, but can you stop cramming it down our throats 24/7? Activism is a tight rope, talking about it is important – in fact it’s a civic duty, but talking about it too much (or worse yet DEMANDING people come around to your way of thinking) turns off the very people who you want to reach.
Sports is supposed to be one of the few refuges from the constant barrage of negativity, not a bully pulpit where we are reminded of our “sins” 24/7 and how we can “redeem” ourselves.
And by the way ESPN, I’ve seen and heard about Kaepernick going out into the community – at least he’s physically done something. Anquan Boldin has done it. Carmelo Anthony, Charles Barkley, and people such as W. Kamau Bell have gone out into the community to do it and at least discuss the issues. Others have gone out of their way to support the community. Where are you? Bristol, Connecticut? Get out from your Ivory Tower, stop lecturing, and put your actions where your big mouth is. Go out and conduct the outreach that so many others do and work towards the change that you so clearly demand.
- Speaking of Kaepernick, it seems to me that the NFL is missing a golden opportunity by not getting this guy into a camp.
You want a place where everybody wins? Put Kaepernick in Jacksonville – hell, provide Jax an incentive to sign him. They are desperate at QB and #7 is far better than what they have on the roster now. The NFL wins by diffusing a negative PR hit, Jax wins by getting an athletic experienced QB that forces teams to take the Jags offense a bit more seriously – Kaepernick and Fournette can keep front sevens honest, and the fans win because the non-stop talk and accusations can end.
- Blair Walsh running smack at the Vikings on Friday night was mildly amusing, but…
Mr. Walsh, you were the one who blew an insanely easy kick that would have advanced the Vikings over the Seahawks in a playoff game. You were the one who stunk up the joint last year leading to your being cut. So don’t you think that maybe you should just be thankful that the Seahawks signed you and just shut up?