Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Let the dominos fall

It's official now ex-Memphis coach John Calipari accepts Kentucky coaching job. Let the dominos fall from coaching moves to recruiting class. As of right now Memphis is toast.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sport card of the week

1990 Score Hockey #439 Martin Brodeur

Almost 20 years since being drafted by the New Jersey Devils he surpassed Patrick Roy as NHL all-time winning goalie on March 17.

Funny how, at the time, the set key rookie was Eric Lindros. Turns out the key player was guy drafted twenty spots below. His mastermind behind the net helped the Devils capture three Stanley Cup titles along with four Vezina trophies.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Why is this sport news?

Has the mighty ESPN fallen? They have gone downhill in reporting big time with bias idiots (hello Stephen A. Smith) running Sportscenter. What was big news on ESPN.com? It wasn't US team come behind win against Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic or Martin Broduer becoming NHL all-time winning goalie. The biggest news report on ESPN.com is president's college basketball tournament picks. Honestly why is this even sport news at all? You have two real-time classics but get pushed as second fiddle to a fan's college basketball picks as the big news. Is this even sport news at all? No its not. It's just fan opinion on who will be college basketball champs just like other hundred thousands who submitted their picks but will not hear a peep from. I wish there was alternative to ESPN especially on TV. There are days I rather skip watching Sportscenter.

"Crybaby" Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler wants out of Denver because his feelings got hurt in the business world of the NFL. He went far to put up both his and his parents house up for sale. What was going in his mind before going full emo crying to the media about his "mistreatment" from the the Broncos?

What he forgot in the world of pro sports this is a business. The players get paid sums of money but at same time have to deal with the politics and economics from on and off the field. No matter how loyal the players are to the team they are all guinea pigs in the playing field. The owners, GMs, and coaches look for possible holes or potential to improve the team and if the right one comes expect them to pull the trigger.

Cutler needs to suck it up and be a man instead going crybaby over the situation. Instead go demanding trades for every "injustice" toward him he should prove the owners, coaches, and GM why he deserved to be on the team. Make them eat their words on the playing field. Who do he think he is? Jason Pitts? (those who watch The Game will get the reference) So far emo-quarterback sudden moves to get his butt out of Denver gonna backfire. There's a possibility he's not gonna be traded and if he does get traded there be a hardly spot for him to start. In fact scratch Raiders out big time not because they got JaMarcus Russell but he will crying once Al Davis tears him a new asshole every single day.

On a personal side hope Jets does not trade for him. As a Jets fan, I had dealt with over-the-hill selfish prima donna QB who did not lead the team to the playoffs and got beat bad in the final game of the season lead from one of their rivals lead by one ex-Jets starting QB Chad Pennington.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sport Card of the Week

This feature is called Sport Card of the Week. Every week will feature a random sport card based on the player, the set, and how it defined the sports card market and/or the impact made on his/her sports.

The first card is easily a no-brainer.
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle

This became the signature card for Topps in the baseball card market. That year Topps put out their inagural set and, unlike Bowman, used color photography. This card quickly became popular to baseball fans and collectors alike. How much impact did it for Topps? From 1997 to 1999 and 2001-2005 Topps did not issue card no. 7 in honor of Mantle. In 2006 they issued card no. 7 with Mantle on it where it continues on.

If you want point the beginning rise of Topps look no further than this card.