Russell Wilson will start at quarterback, in the Seattle Seahawks’ 3rd preseason game. Because the 3rd preseason game is widely accepted as the “dress rehersal” for the regular season, it’s now obvious that there is a quarterback competition in Seattle. But should there be?
Many people are coming out in support of Matt Flynn. “How could you bench Matt Flynn? I mean, you brought this guy in and paid him money. You have to let him start.” “Really?” I didn’t hear and uproar for Matt Hasselbeck, when the Seahawks told him to kick rocks for – Charlie Whitehurst/ Tarvaris Jackson – some other scrub they thought was better than him. The truth is Matt Flynn or any player for that matter anything. As far as I know his bonus check cleared, so the Seahawks have done right by him. Just because he paid this offseason doesn’t mean he should start.… Read More
How are we supposed believe anything anymore?
Performance enhancing drugs have seemingly taken over everything that is special in sports.
Melky Cabrera was suspended 50 games today because he tested positive for testosterone. Out of nowhere, the Melk Man had transformed himself into one of the game’s best players over the past couple of years. He currently leads the MLB in batting with a .346 average.
That’s the easy explanation these days. Anytime something extraordinary happens, it can’t be natural. It is guys like Melky Cabrera that are making people lose faith. As expected, Cabrera was a fan favourite in his first year with the San Francisco Giants. No one could have foreseen him slashing .346/.390/.516 even after a career year with Kansas City in 2011.
I am not going to vilify Melky Cabrera. Oddly enough, he admitted to his wrongful use of performance enhancing drugs. Melky Cabrera is just another example of the sad truth of not only the baseball world, but the sports world as well.… Read More
As a resident in the city of Seattle I can confidently say that Terrell Owens’ arrival to the Seattle Seahawks has created a buzz amongst fans. I have yet to go anywhere without someone asking me, “What do you think about the Seahawks getting Terrell Owens?” My answer is usually a mixture between “I don’t know, why you care, and don’t you know he’s 38?” My response is followed by them repeating the original question. At that point I sigh heavily and say, “I don’t know…you know he’s 38, right?” The conversation usually ends with them telling me he’s going to be great, or with me running out of ways of saying “I don’t know.”
Despite this interaction happening on a daily basis, I’m still shocked by the intrigue and optimism of the Seahawk fan. I mean you didn’t sign Larry Fitzgerald or Mike Wallace. You signed an old wide receiver.… Read More
It’s a match made in heaven that even eHarmony could have figured out. The Hollywood personality finally getting a taste of what Hollywood life is.
Dwight Howard and Brooklyn never really seemed right.
Now it’s time for the public to stop hating on Dwight Howard. I’m not telling them to stop hating. Rather, I’m saying it’s only a matter of time before Howard starts to feel the love again.
People are already starting to forget about the whole ‘indecision’ saga and are envisioning the Lakers sexy starting 5 of Nash, Kobe Bryant, Metta Word Peace, Pau Gasol and Superman himself. They are talking about whether the Lakers have the depth to match up against the likes of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat. They are dreaming of alley-hoops and comedy sketches between one of the all-time great point guards and one of the most athletic 7-footers to ever step foot on an NBA floor.… Read More
Michael Johnson is right.
400 metre sprinter and double-leg amputee Oscar Pistorius should not be running against other able-bodied competitors.
Since Pistorius started running in 2003, there have been more questions surrounding his legitimacy than Roger Clemens at a congress hearing. After years of hearings and hoping to move beyond the Paralympics, Oscar Pistorius is finally competing against the best in the world at the 2012 London Olympics. He reached the semi-finals of the 400 with a time of 45.44 seconds on Saturday.
It is so easy to be politically incorrect in the new millennium. One wrong move and it’s off with your head. Just ask the two Olympic athletes who have already been sent home for a stupid tweet.
However, with Oscar Pistorius, it isn’t ignorant or wrong to say that he shouldn’t be competing with able-bodied competitors at the Olympics. Scientists are unsure of whether Pistorius’ prosthetic legs give him an unfair advantage.… Read More
The Notre Dame – not so good at fighting – Irish are ranked in college football’s preseason top 25 poll.
When the preseason top 25 NCAA Football Coaches pole came out. I swarmed to it like a locust during the apocalypse. I looked at the list. I digested the list. I nervously scanned the list hoping to see The Ohio State Buckeyes despite their problems. To my surprise I was slapped in the face (Dez Bryant style) with confusion. I think I actually yelled in a high pitch, “What the hell is Notre Dame doing on this list?”
I think at this point I shouldn’t be surprised. Hell, it happens every year. No matter how awful Notre Dame shows that they are. They get ranked in the preseason. It’s as if people don’t watch the games, because if they were watch it would be plan to see that they’re not any good.… Read More
Making the playoffs just got that much harder.
That is, if your team plays in the American League.
The MLB non-waiver trade deadline continued the wave of talent heading out to the land where the pitchers do not pick up a bat and Adam Dunn can still hit bombs. Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols flocked to the superior league in the winter but the happenings over the past few days have, to put it simply, made things ridiculous.
The real losers of the 2012 trade deadline? Every American League team.
The better league got even better.
It is unquestionable that the American League is the superior league. Despite winning only 4 out of the past 7 World Series, year-in and year-out the AL features higher quality overall talent. The interleague records reflect that as the American League once again dominated the National League in 2012, finishing with 142 wins and 110 losses.… Read More