Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sean Taylor, Too Much Money

It's a tough day for the University of Miami, Washington Redskins and the NFL as a whole. Sean Taylor a 24 year old safety died today from injuries sustained from a gun shot in the upper leg. He was shot in his home during an alleged robbery. As of now there are no suspects. No matter what the investigation reveals, this is just another senseless death of a young man. It's unfortunate that his teammates have to carry on with business as usual, because as we all know the show must go on.
The Yankees and A-Rod have reached an agreement on a contract that could be worth as much as $300 million if Alex reaches reaches certain incentives. I cannot tell you how pissed I am about this. First of all, what happened to the big bad Steinbrenner proclamation that if he opted out they would not pursue him?? They blinked, and as far as I can tell they didn't have too. There was no market for A-Rod in real life. Yeah he's an MVP and he'll probably go down as the best player statistically in the history of MLB, but he's a diva. Professional athletes are high maintenance, but he takes it to another level. Second, I don't know why in the hell the Yankees offered him as much money as they did. It's not like he had a contract offer from any other team as evidenced by the fact that he came crawling back after opting out at the first available chance. They should have offered him a contract in the $100 million range as opposed to the $300 million range. They were bidding against NO ONE! All this means is that we will have at least 10 more years of not winning a World Series. I'd never wish bad on a player, but let me just say I hope A-Rod decides to retire next year.
Allegedly the Yankees and Twins are in preliminary talks about a trade involving Johan Santana. If this happens.............
Anderson Varajoe or however the hell you spell his name, says he doesn't want to play for the Cavs anymore because they aren't treating him fairly. See this is why professional sports franchises need more women in charge. They need someone who will tell Andy that he's not nearly as good as he thinks he is. Seriously, when people talk about his strengths, they include things that damn near anyone can bring. He's an energy guy, nothing more. He has a chance to play alongside a guy in LeBron James who is about to average a triple double. Know your role Andy! I hope he goes to another team and gets a big dose of reality.

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