Monday, November 20, 2006

Make Me Happy, You Get Good Results



#1 vs #2, Indy goes down, and Alfonso Soriano gets about $250,000 per Cubs win. I guess it was a busy weekend in sports. Here are a few thoughts...

As much as Terrell Owens has been ripped over the last 12 weeks, if you were starting a team and were forced to choose between Owens and Randy Moss, would you even consider picking Moss? Owens may be incredibly self-absorbed, but at least he wants the ball. Randy Moss has admitted in the past that he takes plays off, but this year he's decided to take the entire season off. His effort is pathetic and embarrassing, even by Raiders' standards. The Raiders need to send some of Moss' THC-riddled urine to the league so that he can be suspended without pay...

The most coveted free agent next year will be Drew Bledsoe. Having him as a starting quarterback has a magical effect on late round and undrafted quarterbacks. Maybe Bledsoe inspires confidence in them that they can't be that far away from being an NFL QB if even Bledsoe can start for a team. Bledsoe sets the bar so low that there isn't much pressure on the replacement quarterback when he finally gets his chance, as he knows that just simple things such as "running away from the big guys" or "throwing to guys with the same jersey" will earn praise from coaches and fans. Just imagine what Bledsoe could do for the careers of Dan Orlovsky, Derek Anderson, or Jared Zabransky (assuming he's a late round pick)...

Now that Urban Meyer has realized that without a lot of help from other teams, his Florida Gators will be left out of the national championship picture, he's an advocate of a playoff system. When he learned that despite losing a game that the Buckeyes controlled throughout, the Michigan Wolverines were still the #2 team in the BCS, Meyer was none too pleased.

"If they do that [rematch], there should be a playoff system next year,'' Meyer said Sunday. ``I think if that [rematch] happens, I think it's over. All the presidents would need to get together immediately and put in a playoff system -- like now!...Someone else should have a chance to go get No. 1.'


Meyer then excused himself as he had to go review film from his team's 62-0 victory over Div 1-AA Western Carolina...

You know how anytime you go buy a new car, it seems like the dealer only has vehicles on the lot that are already fitted with all of the unnecessary, overpriced upgrades that you probably wouldn't have chosen on your own, but now will have to pay for it you want to drive away a car that same day? I think the Tribune Company, which has put its newspapers and Cubs up for sale, just pulled the same stunt with the $136 million acquisition of Alfonso Soriano...

When Ned Colletti came over to the Dodgers from San Francisco, he signed veterans to short term contracts in what was lauded as a shrewd move to solidify a few positions while some heralded minor leaguers got some needed seasoning. But I don't know what the plan is now that Colletti has signed Nomar Garciaparra to a two year deal and is close to signing Juan Pierre to play center field despite having some young players (James Loney and Matt Kemp) ready to fill those spots. I think Colletti might just have a fetish for old dudes.

1 Comments:

At Mon Nov 20, 11:49:00 PM PST , Anonymous The Big Picture said...

not sure i like the pierre contract. i think getting him is great -- he makes an inning very stressful if he gets on base -- but 5 years?!?! a little excessive perhaps. but coletti has made some good moves (maddux) in his short time in LA. gotta tip your cap.

 

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