Friday, October 28, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Breakdown in Boston

Theo Epstein leaving the Red Sox for the Cubs marks end of era in Boston and drama that started in September. With 9 1/2 lead heading into September Red Sox blew it and missed the playoffs. Fitting their final game of the season with a collapse losing 2-0 lead and the game 3-2 to Baltimore Orioles. Lots of finger pointing and blame went around with Terry Francona, pitching staff that got worn out and tired, and batters forgetting how to swing the bat. It ended with Francona and Epstein leaving the team. Between the season ending to now drama spilled out of the ball club with Boston Globe leading the way and the media eating it up. Boston Globe blamed the collapse on starting pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Josh Beckett playing video games, eating fast food, and drinking beer in the clubhouse during games. Francona got the blamed for losing control of the team along his personal life aired out.

To me Red Sox played strong throughout the season, but started off poorly in the first month and ran out of gas in the final month. Pitching was so bad that reports Red Sox tried to pick up any fringe 5th starter in a trade for a player to be named later with no avail. The result of the drama have the Red Sox to look for a new manager and GM and the league looking into drinking allegations. The team is in search for any dignity they have whatsoever.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dan Wheldon 1978-2011

One of worst moments in this auto racing season happened. Two-time Indy 500 winner and 2005 Indycar champion Dan Wheldon lost his life in a 15-car wreck at Las Vegas. Hearing the news I shed tears. Lost is a gutsy determined driver along a father and a family man. His performances netted him 16 career Indycar wins including his memorable final victory at this year's Indy 500.

RIP Dan Wheldon. You are racing on a race track up in the heavens along the likes of Greg Moore, Jim Clark, and Dale Earnhardt. You will be missed from race fans all over the world.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Al Davis

Raiders owner Al Davis passed away today at 82. Fans can just remember now and past decade of Raiders futility. But look back when he arrived in the 60s making the success through the 70s and 80s. His visionary ideas brought not only championships to the team but contributions to the league itself. He's George Steinbrenner before Steinbrenner took over the Yankees. He would do anything to win at all costs. He battled and fought against the league that would benefit his along bucking the trends and do it his own way. His rebel attitude and leadership took every officials, owners, players, and fans by storm that some have embraced. Call him crazy but the man bleed black and sliver all the way and is true face of Raiders. Whether its his dealings of AFL/NFL merger to Super Bowl victories to crazy draft moments to battling the coaches and players his rule with an iron fist making sure its his way to win or the highway. When I hear Frank Sinatra "I Did It My Way" one people I would think of is him. Rest in peace Al.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bret Favre please go away

Brett Favre proves once more to be a hypocrite and attention seeking whore. His recent comments on Aaron Rodgers:

What a jealous selfish shell of once "great" player. Is Bret Favre ego so fragile he rather continue put down Aaron Rodgers at all costs. How many titles do you expect him lead right away? In his first year as starter? It hurts Bret Favre so bad that it took Aaron Rodgers three years to lead the Packers to Super Bowl as starter while it took him five years. The fact Rodgers did it with a team hobbled with injuries having rely on 3rd and 4th string receivers and backups running backs and tight ends. Bret did it with a healthy supporting cast of Antonio Freeman, Reggie White and Desmond Howard. It also hurts Favre ego that its Aaron Rodgers in the limelight of Packers and NFL fans, not him. Fans these days remember Bret Favre for having over dramatic offseasons of can't deciding to play or retire for multiple years along a texting pictures of his penis to Jenn Sterger.

When Aaron Rodgers asked about the comments what did he do? Aaron Rodgers just deadpanned and commented about his teammates and how well team played. That is how to be a leader and a team player, something Bret Favre forgot in his final seasons of his career.

Brett Favre just go away. Quit being a whore of your own self. Let someone else have the fame instead your bitter tired ass.