Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I'm back with random thoughts.

Okay I'm back. I've been gone for about a month and I really don't have a good excuse. To my 3 loyal readers, I do apologize. I guess I'll just run through my thoughts on a few of things I missed.

The Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. And to add insult to injury, they just gave Brian Cashman an extension thru 2011. Really? Really? I mean what has Cashman done to deserve an extension? I really can't think of anything right now. I am of the thinking he needs to go. And, he should take Hank with him. Neither of them have a clue at this point. The players were all pretty much horrible this season. Melky and Cano regressed. Jeter and A-Rod struggled. Johnny Damon still throws like a girl. Carl Pavano made it back and he started more games towards the end of the season than he's started in any of the seasons combined prior to this one. Okay, that's not true, but it feels like it. Joba got hurt. Wang got hurt. Cashman didn't do anything to address those issues and keep the team in contention. Luckily we get 3 more seasons of this type of inactivity.

Gilbert Arenas had to undergo another surgery just months after signing that monstrous contract. Penny Hardaway was his favorite player growing up. Looks to me like he's following in Penny's footsteps.

Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier was shot 14 times in the month of September and has just had to have his leg amputated. He's also paralyzed from the waist down. It's just a horrible situation and the NFL needs to do something to address player safety. Yeah he was out in the early hours of the morning, but you know what I hang out like that on the weekends too and it doesn't mean I want to get shot. The league can't expect these players to just go to practice and games then spend the rest of their time at home so they need to take small steps to look out for these guys. One thing they need to consider is not publicizing these players salaries all over the world wide web. Of course we all assume a player is making a lot of money since he's in the NFL, but we don't need to know exactly how much.

My Eagles are off to a 2-2 start. Brian Westbrook missed the last game with an ankle injury and the team looked lost without him. They are so average when he's not on the field it's ridiculous. And to think they were hesitant about paying him more money. He should go back to the negotiating table and ask for even more money as far as I'm concerned.

Roger Federer won the U.S. Open. I knew he wouldn't go through the whole year without winning one of the four major tournaments. He is getting a little long in the tooth though. We'll see if he's still able to catch Pete Sampras.
Serena Williams won on the women's side. She regained the #1 ranking for the first time in a handful of years.

The Hawks open up training camp soon and I can't wait to see what this new team looks like. They decided to keep Mike Woodson around because those two weeks in the playoffs apparently mean more than the 4 years preceding them. I'll have more on this later. Okay this post is so random, I'm gonna let it go, but I'll be back with an NBA preview soon.

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