Sports and my thoughts

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sports: Monday Night Football

Patriots are taking on an under rated Minnesota Vikings team tomorrow night. I expect a very close game, but in the end I predict a New England victory.

Final Score: 24-17

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thoughts: Build the fence

President Bush signed a bill to build the fence on the border to Mexico.

President Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to give Republican candidates a pre-election platform for asserting they're tough on illegal immigration.

"Unfortunately the United States has not been in complete control of its borders for decades and therefore illegal immigration has been on the rise," Bush said at a signing ceremony.

"We have a responsibility to enforce our laws," he said. "We have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take this responsibility serious."

He called the fence bill "an important step in our nation's efforts to secure our borders."

About fucking time.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Sports: I was right

Steinbrenner is trying to kill his players. After Corey Lidle's tragid death 2 days ago, Arod's plane had some troubles of its own.
CBS 2 has learned that a private plane carrying seven passengers, including New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, has skidded off a runway in Burbank, Calif.

It is believed no one was injured.

The incident came two days after Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle was killed, along with his flight instructor, in a high-rise crash in Manhattan.

Stay with CBS 2 and wcbstv.com for more on this developing story.

Sports: After getting all four division series games wrong

I was afraid to post my Championship Series picks. Although in my head I did pick the Tigers over the A's and the Mets over the Cards.

I think the Tigers will win in a sweep and the Mets will win in 6.

Now I probably just cursed both the Tigers and the Mets. Only time will tell.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Thoughts: Why we can't trust liberals to national security

Because this is how they think.

Liberals like Ted Turner don't even know what side they are on. He speaks what most liberals think.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sports: Pads vs Cards game 4

Game just started. Pads have bases loaded with 1 out.

My question is, why did the Cards start Chris Carpenter on short rest when they are up 2-1 in the series?

And why didn't the Pads start Jake Peavy when they are down in the series 1-2?

If the Pads win today, they will be the obvious favorite tomorrow with Peavy on the mound, against Jeff Weaver. Even though Weaver pitched well at Petco in game 2.

We will just have to see what happens.

Sports: Top 10 Yankee chokes

This made me smile.

1. Yanks complete biggest choke of all time (2004)
Bill Simmons has only used the phrase about 1,561 times in the last two years: "the worst collapse in playoff history in any sport."

On the morning of Oct. 17, 2004, the Yankees woke up with a 3-0 lead on the Red Sox, poised for a sweep after a 19-8 thrashing of the Red Sox at Fenway Park the night before.

Four days later, the baseball world woke up to a Yankees-Red Sox rivalry that would never be the same again.

What happened to that powerful team with a $185 million payroll? Well, in case you've forgotten, here's a quick recap: David Ortiz, Dave Roberts, David Ortiz (again) Curt Schilling's bloody sock, Johnny Damon's grand slam, and the ultimate demise of the "1918" chant.

Oh, yeah, and the 2004 Yankees go into the history books as the biggest flop of all time.

Sports: So who gets fired first?

It sounds like Joe Torre will be given his pink slip. And replaced by Lou Pinella.
Heads were likely to roll after the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers, but the opening odds were on Alex Rodriguez going first, not Joe Torre.

According to the New York Daily News, however, the popular Yankees manager will be fired unless he decides to resign first to save face. Sources told the newspaper that former Yankees player and manager Lou Piniella will be owner George Steinbrenner's choice to replace Torre.

Newsday reported Sunday that Steinbrenner would like to fire Torre, but that no decision has made just yet, according to several people familiar with the situation. The Long Island-based newspaper said Yankees officials were expected to meet to discuss Torre as early as Sunday, with Piniella the likely favorite to replace Torre.

In a public statement he issued Sunday, Steinbrenner made it clear that he was not happy with the playoff results, calling them a "sad failure."

Steinbrenner is stupid to fire Torre. He is a great manager and I'd love for the Sox to fire Francona and hire Torre. I think Torre would whip this Sox team into shape and bring them back to the glory land.

While we are at it, why not trade Manny for Arod? Neither wants to be on their team and I think Arod will come back to form when he starts playing short again.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Sports: Now that the Yankees lost

And are out of the post season.

I wonder who the Boss is going to fire first? I'm sure he can't be any to pleased with a $200 million team going no where in the play-offs.

Sports: My play off predictions aren't looking so good

None of my teams I picked are winning their series. How could I have been so wrong? I guess that is why they play the games.

In a positive note, I picked the Yankees to beat the Tigers, but the Tigers are up 2 games to 1. Now in game 4, Magglio Ordonez just hit a solo homer to put the Tigers up 1-0.

Lets go TIGERS!!!!

That is the one series I am glad I picked wrong. I am still not counting out the Yankees with there awesome line up.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Sports: Play off predictions

Detroit Tigers Vs. New York Yankees
Yankees in 4 games

Minnesota Twins Vs. Oakland Athletics
Twins in 3 games

LA Dodgers Vs. New York Mets
Dodgers in 5 games

San Diego Padres Vs. St Louis Cardinals
Padres in 4 games

New York Yankees Vs. Minnesota Twins
Twins in 6

LA Dodgers Vs. San Diego Padres
Dodgers in 7

WORLD SERIES

Minnesota Twins Vs. LA Dodgers
Twins win in 7

Sports: End of the year awards

My mid-season awards.

AL Most Valuable Player: 1: Justin Morneau
2: Derek Jeter
3: David Ortiz

AL Cy Young Award Winner: 1: Johan Santana
2: Chien-Ming Wang
3: Roy Hallady

AL Rookie of the Year: 1: Justin Verlander
2: Jonathon Papelbon
3: Francisco Liriano

AL Manager of the Year: 1: Ron Gardenier
2. Jim Leyland
3. Joe Torre

AL Comeback Player of the Year: 1. Frank Thomas
2. Jim Thome
3. Curt Schilling

AL Biggest Surprise: 1. Detroit Tigers
2. Twins overtaking the Tigers for 1st place

AL Biggest Disappointment: 1. Boston Redsox finishing 3rd
2. Cleveland Indians

NL Most Valuable Player: 1. Albert Pujols
2. Ryan Howard
3. Alfonso Soriono

NL Cy Young Award Winner: 1. Trevor Hoffman
2. Roy Oswalt
3. Brandon Webb

NL Rookie of the Year: 1. Dan Uggla
2. Josh Johnson
3. Ryan Zimmerman/Hanly Ramirez

NL Manager of the Year: 1. Joe Girardi
2. Willie Randolph
3. Bruce Bocky

NL Comeback Player of the Year: 1. NOMAH
2. Edgar Renteria
3. Carlos Beltran

NL Biggest Surprise: 1. Braves finally losing the division
2. Cincinnati Reds

NL Biggest Disappointment: 1. Chicago Cubs
2. Atlanta Braves

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sports: Best team in football?

After watching the Patriots crush the Bengals, it is hard to argue against them. There defense stopped an extremely high powered offence lead by Carson Palmer, Chad Johnson, Rudy Johnson, and TJ Houshmamdzadeh.

The Pats offense looked like total crap the first 3 weeks this year, but seemed to be clicking on all cylinders tonight. There is no doubt in my mind, if the Patriots stay healthy, they will be winning their 4th Super Bowl in 7 years.

Sports: Please say it isn't so

Roger Clemens was named as a performance enhancer abuser in an affidavit by a former teammate.
Roger Clemens, one of professional baseball's most durable and successful pitchers, is among six players allegedly linked to performance-enhancing drugs by a former teammate, The Times has learned. The names had been blacked out in an affidavit filed in federal court.

Others whose identities had been concealed include Clemens' fellow Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte and former American League most valuable player Miguel Tejada of the Baltimore Orioles.

The discovery ends four months of speculation surrounding the possible identities of Major League Baseball figures whose names were redacted from the search warrant affidavit filed in Phoenix on May 31. The document was based on statements allegedly made to federal agents by pitcher Jason Grimsley, who has since retired.

Grimsley, a journeyman relief pitcher who played on several teams, including the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and the Angels, acknowledged using steroids, amphetamines and other drugs, investigators said in the document. He also implicated a number of former teammates, but the names were blacked out in copies of the affidavit made public in June after investigators used the warrant to raid Grimsley's house.

A source with authorized access to an unredacted affidavit allowed The Times to see it briefly and read aloud some of what had been blacked out of the public copies. A second source and confidant of Grimsley had previously disclosed player identities and provided additional details about the affidavit. The sources cooperated only on condition of anonymity.
I really hope this isn't true. I really hope Clemens, more than just about anyone, has never used steroids or any other performance enhancing drugs.