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Dear Roger Godell…

Posted: June 30, 2013 by B in Giants, Jets, NFL

Dear Mr. Godell,

I’m a die-hard football fan, a New York Jets fan, but that is neither here nor there. I have one question for you. What has the NFL become? You have done so much to improve parity in this sport, build a brand, and create buzz that us fans can’t wait till voluntary workouts and training camp.

But, what are you doing to address the criminality in your sport?

There have been twenty-three arrests of NFL players, since the Super Bowl. Twenty-three arrests until the major first degree murder charge and five counts of gun charges against Aaron Hernandez. On the same day, Ausar Walcott, a rookie, is charged with attempted murder for punching a man outside a club and yesterday the arrest of Joe Lefegad, an Indianapolis Colt, for gun charges. It seems that your sport cannot get out of the news, but for all the wrong reasons. There are over 1,600 players in the NFL (which also include 5 players on practice squads). Major League Baseball can host similar numbers with over 1,300 in the majors and an exponential number in all their minor league affiliates. So why do we hear so much more about the NFL and the situations these players get themselves into over MLB players?

You have a bunch of criminals in your sport, that’s the bottom line. But do we give them a shot because of the violent nature of the sport? Do we not care because the facemasks hide their real identity? But Mr. Godell, what are you doing about this? I’m sure you care. What answers do you have to help these young players move past their criminal backgrounds, their gang affiliations, and fascination with guns? Your rookie symposium just doesn’t seem to work. What punishments, suspensions, and fines will you impose to make this criminal lifestyle less of the focus in the NFL?

I am concerned. I am more concerned that the dollar and cents outweigh the moral dilemmas of right and wrong. I am concerned that win at all costs really means win with the running back that has two gun charges and the safety with a cache of automatic weapons in my starting lineup over the undrafted free agent who will give his all just to make the practice squad. These are some of my concerns.

What are yours Mr. Godell? But more importantly, I ask you again, what are doing about the criminality in your sport?

Sincerely,

B

 

The NBA Finals start tonight! The Miami Heat vs. the San Antonio Spurs, who do you have? The Spurs have been off for nine days and I doubt that they have been able to replicate game time scrimmages and rigors of battling in an all out war. The Heat were pushed to the limit, but came across victors in a game seven showdown with the Indiana Pacers. King James proved why is the best player in the NBA (stay tuned for Pierce’s riveting article on King James) and lifted his team to the NBA finals. Gone are the Big Three in Miami, this is James back in his days with the Cleveland Cavs. D Wade showed up in game seven, but will his ailing knee bothering him throughout the playoffs? I think the two of the Big Three will show up in the Finals.

But…

The Spurs are the best team in the NBA. Tim Duncan has looked better than ever and is chasing his fifth championship… Yes..FIFTH! He is a three-time Final MVP and has probably the best supporting cast of the two teams. He is arguably the best player in his generation! The Spurs also have Greg Popovich. I heard a comparison that he is the NBA’s version of Bill Belichick and I can’t argue that.

Tonight is the NBA finals. I wish I was watching it at a bar, but word is one of the NY Sports Nutz is on the IR. I have the Spurs winning in seven and Tim Duncan getting his fourth Finals MVP! And I’ll be at home watching it on TV.

BREAKING NEWS: SWEEEEEP!!!

Posted: May 30, 2013 by B in BREAKING NEWS, Mets, MLB, Yankees

PUT IT IN THE BOOKS!!

Discuss!!

Torts Fired, Sather Stays?!

Posted: May 30, 2013 by B in NHL, Rangers, Rants

Today the New York Rangers fired John Tortorella, just days after the Blue Shirts were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tortorella has been criticized for his brash style, run-ins with the media, and alienating his star players…see Brad Richards.

My question is…

HOW DOES GLEN SATHER STILL HAVE A JOB?

In his 13 years with the club, the Rangers have won only five playoff series and never reached the Stanley Cup Finals. Why does James Dolan keep him on board? Does Sather have something on Dolan to ensure that he has a job at the Garden for life? Dolan is truly a puzzling individual himself and who he chooses to associate his loyalties with … see Isaiah Thomas.

Nonetheless, Sather isn’t getting the job done. He has thrown money at the wrong free agents and has created a team of underachievers. Sather is resting on his Edmonton Oilers laurels. Bottom line…

Sather needs to GO!… see Fire the Wilpons article

Pretty Boy…I mean…Money Mayweather will fight Canelo Alverez on Sept 14th at the MGM Grand. Will this be Mayweather’s first loss? I sure hope so! He’s finally fighting someone who he should be scared of!

FIRE THE WILPONS!!!

Posted: May 29, 2013 by B in Mets

On an evening where the New York Mets came back in the bottom of the 9th to beat the immortal Mariano Rivera, I can’t help but focus on how much Mets ownership is a joke. In an obvious throw-away year, why can’t we Mets fans enjoy a three game winning streak, two against the hated New York Yankees? Instead, we are focused on the pre-game ceremony, where Jeff Wilpon exchanged the following conversation with Mo:

“I wish we could see you in the World Series, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen this year,” Wilpon said.

“You never know, you never know,” Rivera responded.

“Maybe we can get on a run,” Wilpon concluded.

Ownership doesn’t believe in this team! That’s why ownership needs to go.

The Mets payroll for this year is roughly $95 million. Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been giving us the same song and dance about waiting for the roughly $30 million to come of the books with the Jason Bay and Johann Santana contracts next year to finally invest in this team. They could not sign Michael Bourne because they were so protective of the 9th pick in the draft (This pick better turn out to be better than Mike Trout). Fact of the matter is the Mets will have a $65 million payroll next year. They better invest in free agents (not the best free agent class out there). You cannot operate on $70-$100 million dollar payroll in this New York market. The Wilpons complain that fans don’t come out. I say put a product on the field that the fans will root for!

“Maybe we can get on a run,” Wilpon told Rivera. Maybe if you had a major league baseball roster on the field you could Jeff!