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I love sports I dont care who knows it…

Posted by mvetack on October 18, 2011

Wow, just read my last post and saw it was back in February.  Eeek.  I am just going to jump right back into this thing head first. Lets go!

The Cardinals are in the World Series?  Are you kidding me!  It was crazy enough that they made it to the playoffs but no one really took them seriously did they? The Rangers on the other hand are back for the second straight season.  People don’t seem as excited about them being there but they are a really fun team to watch.  The Rangers did not get talked about too much by the masses as world series favorites throughout the season even though they were defending AL champs.

Mark Sanchez looked pretty decent vs the Dolphins on Monday Night.  The offense really took a while to get going but when it did they looked real good.  A nice balance of run and pass and the Jets look decent again.  Holy Revis by the way.  He may have gotten away with a little interference on the TD but the D never gets the benefit of the doubt, good call.

No NBA in the near future is really not cool with me right now.  I got my NBA fix and some with 2k12 lately but now playing the game is only getting me more excited about actual NBA action.

I got roped into a fantasy hockey league for the first time ever.  So glad I am in the league.  I enjoy watching hockey but I admit I am falling behind on the buzz of the league and who the players are.  Patty Roy’s Right Hook is definitely helping me out.  My new favorite player is one of my earlier picks Wayne Simmonds from Philly.  He can get after it.  Throws his body around, gets some penalties, and attacks the net with speed.  Finally got Versus network at the house and love having NHL on my television again.

World Series tomorrow night! No football, no NBA action, so you better be watching.  Its the freakin World Series people come on!  Oh and New Hampshire’s own Chris Carpenter is on the bump, very cool.

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E-mail to sports fans

Posted by mvetack on February 15, 2011

Dear Sports Fan,

Are you kidding me! the Cavs finally won a game against my fantasy star Blake Griffin and the Clips.  I guess no one can really be surprised by the Clippers being the first victim in 26 games.  Weren’t you lookin forward to the Wizards 0 – and everything on the road vs the Cavs losing streak?  Well that game was still played and the Wiz finally won on the road.  Combine the Cavs ending their losing streak, the Wizards getting their first road W, and the Ohio State Buckeyes losing for the first time on the season, and you got quite a week for ending streaks. 

Did you watch that Kansas – Kansas St game last night? Pullins went OFF for State.  They made Kansas look like a cupcake and not the number one seed that they had gained just hours earlier.  Remember when K State was supposed to be a good team.  Top 5 to start the season.  Now they might be playin in the NIT. 

Spring Training has begun.  As exciting and happy I am for Spring Training, it does not do too much for me.  I love watching some spring training games and hearing about some baseball stories but we are still over a month away from real baseball and Spring Training just isnt the same.  Maybe I should go next Spring and catch some of the games. 

Pujols is gonna get paid  a TON of money but the question is by who?  I gotta think they Cards and Albert will come to an agreement and not let him walk.  Pujols could be the greatest player ever behind Babe Ruth.  You do what you have to do to keep that guy.  He is a once in a life time player. 

I know its been out a while but I love the Ovechkin “This is Sportscenter commercial”.  I don’t think I have ever seen one of those comercials I didn’t enjoy. 

Don’t look now but Nash is making a run at Rondo and his league leading assists per game.  In the past week Nash averaged about 3 more assists per game than Rondo and is now just over 1 asssist per game behind Rondo.  I think this is the NBA story that no one is paying attention to and will be fun to watch down the stretch. 

The biggest arguement in basketball is how to rank the top PGs.  For some reason no one likes to rank any other position.  Here is my top 7 point guards.  Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Jason Kidd, Rajon Rondo,  Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook.  Deron and Paul I think are in a class alone.  Both can fill up the score sheet and dish out assists like nothihng.  If they were not such good scorers they would be putting up the same assist numbers of Nash and Rondo.  Rose is next.  He is one of the best scorers in the league and is so difficult to guard one on one.  Maybe impossible.  And with his pretty good jumper this year he is just too dangerous now.  I got Kidd over Rondo because he is a better passer I believe and easily a better shooter.  Rondo has the defense edge and quickness but not being able to shoot a lick just can not put you ahead of Kidd.  Nash is next for me because his offense is so well rounded as a dominate passer, offense runner, shooter.  His D is just too lacking for me for him to be top 5.  Russ is 7th because of how explosive he is.  He moves too quick and fast sometimes and gets charges called and throws up off balanced shots in the lane.  But his skills are right there with Rose and he could be on his level pretty soon.

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83 Predictions for 2011 that Should Happen but Probably Won’t

Posted by mvetack on January 6, 2011

  1. Matt Bonner starts an international sandwich chain called Red Rockets
  2. Rasheed Wallace or Robert Horry hits the game winning shot in the NBA finals
  3. Jimmy Fallon becomes the face of late night, with Questlove right there by his side
  4. The Heat face off against the Spurs in the NBA Finals and break every TV rating record
  5. Space Jam is re-released in 3D
  6. NFL Redzone is offered online for a discounted price
  7. Michael Vick graces the cover of Madden 12 and two weeks after release it is deemed illegal to use Vick because of his dominance
  8. NHL games will be shown  two or three times a week on ESPN, FOX, NBC, or CBS (not all of us have VERSUS)
  9. MMA fights will lead SportsCenter more than ten times
  10. A batch of young exciting boxers and a newly implemented plan for boxing gets people excited about it again
  11. Three More NBA Super Teams (Heat) are formed
  12. Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan face off in the octagon
  13. Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan have a much needed rematch in the octagon
  14. Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan have a third and final fight in the octagon to settle the score
  15. Technology allows Ted Williams to return to baseball
  16. Ted Williams 2.0 signs the largest contract in baseball history
  17. Prince Fielder endorses baseball pajamas
  18. One of the major sports adds a new team called the Zombies
  19. Chipper Jones announces his retirement and takes over as Manager
  20. Manu Ginobli finishes in the top 3 in the MVP voting
  21. Slam Magazine becomes a weekly mag
  22. US Mens Soccer ranks 1st in the World
  23. Fatheads drop in price by 50%
  24. College Football implements a 16 team playoff
  25. Bill Raftery opens a traveling Onions! Stand to sell Raft’s Onion rings on location of college basketball games
  26. 2002 MLB All Star game that ended in a tie will finally be decided as all players from the game are brought back to play some more extra innings
  27. Brett Favre and Jenn Sterger go head to head on Dancing with the Stars
  28. Kevin Durant is selected for NBA 2k12’s cover
  29. A clueless mom fills out a perfect NCAA Bracket
  30. The Colts figure out how to run the ball and stop the run
  31. Steroids are nowhere to be found in all levels of sports
  32. EA Sports loses its monopoly on NFL licensing in video games
  33. LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, and Blake Griffin all participate in the Dunk Contest
  34. Jim Mora’s “Playoffs?” and Allen Iverson’s “Were talkin Practice” press conferences are never referenced ever again
  35. Stuart Scott steps down from ESPN and or he stops the mid 90’s middle schooler act
  36. Jack Johnson performs a 2 hour long halftime show at the Super Bowl
  37. Backbreaker Football 2 comes out and is twice as good as the first one (if you have yet to check out the first BackBreaker game please stop reading and check it out now)
  38. Aroldis Chapman becomes a dominate starting pitcher and loses no velocity on his fastball
  39. Keene State College gets a football team
  40. The Yellow Line is no longer “Unofficial”
  41. The Cubs play baseball in October
  42. All Networks decide that fans running onto the field is suitable for us to watch
  43. Michael Jordan shows us all he’s still got it by competing and winning the 3pt contest
  44. Baseball cards become more popular than video games
  45. Neither the Celtics or Lakers make it to the NBA Finals
  46. Peyton Manning is elected into the Hall of Fame
  47. I in game dunk in a men’s league game
  48. SBnation.com starts a magazine
  49. Ron Artest plays in the NFL
  50. Brandon Marshall plays in the NBA
  51. Wesley Matthews will be a household name
  52. ESPN on NBA’s halftime show coffee shop table will get even smaller and more uncomfortable
  53. I will pick up a bigger interest in and follow college baseball
  54. Dick Vitale and Bill Raftery call a game together
  55. The Dunk Contest is amazing
  56. Ron Artest wins Kobe his 6th NBA Finals ring and gets another minute on the mic post game
  57. Pau and Marc Gasol will get a reality tv show, and it will be great
  58. Tim Tebow quickly becomes a top ten quarterback in the NFL
  59. Baseball holds a Home Run Derby for pitchers during its All Star Break
  60. The Pitchers Home Run Derby will be called the Chicks Dig the Long ball Competition
  61. Micah Owings wins the inaugural Chicks Dig the Long ball Competition
  62. Andrew Bynum, Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, Blake Griffin, and Yao Ming stay healthy for over a year
  63. Reggie Bush becomes an every down back and wows us on a weekly basis like he did at USC
  64. Patrick Roy coaches a Stanley Cup level NHL team
  65. The new NFL playoff overtime rules will be used at least once
  66. The Mets win the World Series
  67. The Broncos win the Super Bowl
  68. The Bulls win the Finals (ignore Heat vs Spurs prediction)
  69. The Avalanche win the Stanley Cup
  70. North Carolina wins the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship
  71. Notre Dame football goes undefeated
  72. Vince Young beats the Titans in the playoffs
  73. A 16 seed beats a one seed in the Big Dance
  74. The Basketball Jones tv show airs in the United States
  75. Half court and beyond shots are counted at 4 points
  76. 55 plus yard FGs are counted as 4 points
  77. A Goalie scoring is counted as 2 goals
  78. A pitcher hitting a Homerun is counted as 2 runs
  79. The Olympics announce three on three basketball as its newest Olympic sport
  80. HD tv, like color tv before it, is available for free
  81. The Red Sox and Yankees have a benches clearing brawl resulting in 9 total broken bones
  82. Tommy Heinsohn agrees with a call against the Celtics
  83. And Finally, YOUR favorite team wins the big game

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The Alphabet game

Posted by mvetack on October 19, 2010

Heres a little thing I saw on SBnation.com (a great website by the way).  They do review of the sports weekend using the alphabet.  So I am taking a shot at it.  Here we go!

A is for Andrei Arshavin. Andrei Arshavin is interviewed for Arsenal TV and answers some non soccer related questions with some interesting answers.  Take a look.

B is for Benched. The Carolina Panthers are going back to Matt Moore after giving the Jimmy Clausen experiment a try.  Clausen looked like a rookie for the Panthers and for now will watch the games from the sideline.

C is for Cliff Diving. Junior Seau, former San Diego and Patriots Linebacker, had a rough weekend.  First he was arrested in a domestic dispute with his wife, then he fell asleep at the wheel and drove his car over a cliff suffering minor injuries.

D is for Double Dip. San Francisco Giants corner outfielder Cody Ross tagged Roy Halladay for two home runs in game one of the NLCS on the way to a 4-3 Giants victory.

E is for ERA 5.26 After falling behind two games to one against the Texas Rangers, the Yankees are in desperate need of a win and turn to AJ Burnett and his season era of 5.26, good luck Yanks.

F is for Freshman! Freshman! Number 5 ranked and undefeated Nebraska took on unranked and struggling Texas on Saturday.  Nebraska’s Freshman QB and early Heisman candidate Taylor Martinez had a rough game going 4 for 12 passing for just 63 yards and rushing for just 21 yards on 13 carries.  The Huskers lost 20-13 and might have said good bye to the Heisman and National Championship hopes.

G is for the Goulet Awards. Minnesota Twins Starting Pitcher Carl Pavono is a finalist for 2010’s “Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year”  On why Pavano was selected as a finalist, the American Mustache Institute said,

“Many thought Carl Pavano’s baseball career was done. And then hegrew a mustache. Since then, he resurrected his career with a 17-11 record in 2010, 3.75 ERA, and a Central Division Championship. His Pavstache single handedly brought the popularity of lip garments back to Minnesota and powered the team into the 2010 playoffs.”

H is for Hossa. The defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks were picked by most experts to drop off from last year after letting go many pieces of their championship team.  Marian Hossa is doing all he can to keep the Blackhawks in the Elite of the NHL.  Hossa scored 2 goals in 2:31 seconds of the the third period on the way to a win over the St. Louis Blues.  Hossa leads the NHL with 7 goals.

I is for Illegal Hits. After many NFL players went down with injuries on blows to the head on Sunday, all over the sports websites and ESPN this morning are talking about the leagues stance on trying to enforce the rules of illegal helmet to helmet hits with greater effectiveness.  A possible one game suspension is in the works and the debate begins of whether or not this is appropriate for a game that prides itself on toughness and big hits.

J is for Jacked up! Eagles young Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson got his head knocked off and out of this country on Sunday by Atlanta Falcons Dunta Robinson.

K is for K’s. K’s as in Cliff Lee and his bakers dozen of them vs the Yankees in game three of the the ALCS.  Cliff Lee is looking like the greates post season pitcher we have seen in a looooong time and has his Rangers up 2 games to 1 over the team from New York.

L is for Lee. Cliff Lee’s performance on Sunday was so good it had to be talked about again.  I still can not get over what a game Cliff Lee had vs the Rangers.  His ERA in the playoffs is now 1.26 and he is 7-0.  Put a ring on that and he very well could be the greatest playoffs pitcher of all time.

M is for Midnight Madness. This past weekend was the opening night of college basketball.  With teams able to practice for the first time, college campuses across the country were up all night watching their respective teams host slam dunk contests, dance offs, introduce new players, shave coaches heads, and give away prizes.

N is for Newton. No not Sir Isaac, were talking Cam.  Auburns freakishly big Quarterback Cam Newton, has the Tigers undefeated and atop the SEC after a crushing of the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Auburn won the game 65 to 43 lead by Cameron Newton.  Newton was 10 of 14 for 140 yards and a touchdown and added 148 yards rushing and 3 TDs.  I smell a Heisman.

O is for O-H-I-O. Everyone has seen a story on or even a commercial with the students of Ohio State doing the YMCA hand gestures with OHIO on campus.  I doubt there is much of that going on going to class this week.  Number 1 Ohio State lost this weekend by 13 to Big Ten foe Wisconsin.

P is for Phillies Anti Lincecum. Game one of the NLCS matched up Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay.  One of the greatest pitching match ups we have seen in the playoffs in recent memory.  Lincecum got the best of Halladay and the Phillies despite the creative signs by Phillies fans.

Q is for Quick. This is the only way to describe the pace in which Peyton Manning was working on Sunday Night vs the Washington Redskins.  The Colts offense was regularly snapping the ball with around 26 seconds left on the play clock.  Manning was in the zone in the first half on Sunday Night.  Manning went for over 200 yards and 2 TDs in the first half making it look easy.  The Colts won the game and share first place in the division.

R is for Riding Bitch. Phillies first base slugger Ryan Howard was seen on FOX’s telecast of NFL football advertising that nights Phillies Giants game.  Howard was shown riding bitch on the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV on the way to the stadium for his game that night.  Terezowens.com with the pic

S is for Slim Chin. Two more great ads for basketball shoes.  Those shoe companies sure know how to do it.  Slim Chin is the new Opulence guy.

T is for Tim Tebow. Tebow got in the game and on the board for the Denver Broncos in their crushing loss to the Jets.  Tebow ran it in from five yards out.  Meanwhile his college team is really missing him this year as they drop to 4-3 with a 10-7 loss to Mississippi State.

U is for Unhappy. That seems to be Wayne Rooney’s mood right now as he has expressed the desire to leave Manchester United.  His coach Alex Ferguson has confirmed the reports that Rooney wants out of Man U.

V is for Velasquez vs Brock Lesnar. This coming weekend is UFC 121 and the hype began this past weekend.  Brock Lesnar will be defending his Heavyweight belt vs Velaszquez who is looking to become the first Mexican title holder.

W is for World Cup Inspiration. The World Cup and soccer as a whole may be inspiring young college kids during midnight madness this year.  It is reported by yahoo.com’s College Basketball blog Dagger that the new thing in college dunk contests is the heel flick slam.  Duke’s Casey Peters and Miles Plumlee combined for it at their Midnight Madness and so did Buffalo’s Mitchell Watt.

X is for Xtra Time. (yea kind of a cop out on the spelling).  A couple AFC East games went to extra time.  Both the Dolphins vs Packers and the Patriots vs the Ravens games ended with the Phins and Pats winning 23-2.

Y is for Yipee, Yay, and Yahoooooo. This is what owners of Chris Johnson were likely screaming when Jeff Fisher left his star RB in the game on 4th and5 under 2 minutes in a blowout win over the Jaguars.  Johnson busted a long TD run on the last play of the game for the Titans flipping fantasy match up scores on their ear in the process.

Z is for Zigtech. John Wall is the newest athlete promoting shoes with Reebok’s Zigtech technology.  Ochocinco, Sidney Crosby, and Peyton Manning are a few of the other Zig guys, and now it is rookie John Wall with his own Zigtech Basketball shoe.  here is a look at his special Gold Rush version of the shoe you will see Wall wearing on the hardwood  this season.

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Divisional Series over

Posted by mvetack on October 13, 2010

Pitching, Pitching, and more Pitching.  What an opening round for baseball.  This season is the so called “Year of the Pitcher” and for the most part that claim held strong for the first round of games this post season.  Roy Halladay’s first playoff start of his career obviously sticks out right away and will be rememberd the most when looking back to this season 50 years from now.  The Doc threw just the second ever post season no hitter in his first playoff action. INCREDIBLE!  If that was not impressive enough Tim Lincecum followed that performance up with a 14 K complete game shut out vs the Bravos to remind everyone that he is truly a freak and one of the best pitchers in baseball.

While these two aces were doing work in the NL, Cliff Lee was dominating with this 4th team in less than two years.  Bill Simmons always says that he has a hard time calling a guy a true great if he gets traded so much, but this has got to be the exception.  Cliff Lee had two amazing performances against the AL East champion Rays and was the teams most valuable player in the 5 games series.  Lee is now up there with Sandy Koufax for best playoff pitchers of all time. (Kinda off topic, I love how Adam Sandler’s name in the great movie “Big Daddy” is Sonny Koufax, gotta be someones favorite baseball player that worked on that movie.)  By the end of these playoffs Lee could put himself in position to be considered the best SP of all time in post season play.

Not to be out done by his teammate Cliff Lee, CJ Wilson followed Lee’s game one start with as impressive of a game two start.  CJ went 6.1 innings allowing just 2 hits no runs and 7 Ks.  More pitching was being done over on the NL side of things as the number two in Philly, Cole Hamels, did his thing with 9 shut out innings for the win to go along with 9 Ks and just 5 hits allowed.  San Frans third man in the rotation, Jonathan Sanchez, went just over 7 innings with 11 Ks and 1 earned vs Atlanta.

Should be MVP Josh Hamilton probably felt a little left out when the Rangers celebrated clinching the division in the regular season when he was standing out side of the club house as his teammates enjoyed a champagne shower.  Hamilton has had a well documented struggle with drugs and alcohol to the point that he wanted no where near the stuff.  When it came to winning the first round of the playoffs, Texas was prepared to accommodate their All star slugger.  Hamilton was drenched with Ginger Ale this time around.

The Giants vs Braves and the Rays vs Rangers series were the two most enjoyable series to watch as the other two were sweeps.   The Reds looked like a team that hadn’t been in the playoffs in a looooong time against the Phillies, while the Twins looked like a team thats from cold Minnesota and not money filled New York.

There was not any huge offensive performances by any player on any team.  The Rangers showed every kid with a glove under their mattress right now how it is important to be a good and heads up base runner.  With out quality base running by Texas, the Rays might win that game 1-0.

Replay stock his very high right now while the naked eye is plunging.  Just off the top of my head with just a couple seconds of thought I can name a couple bad calls or at least questionable calls that would have been perfect for instant replay use.  Utley getting “hit” by an Aroldis Chapman 102 mph fastball.  I don’t care how tough you are, if you get hit in the hand by a pitch over 100 mph you atleast shake it once and or take off your batting glove for examination.  Another instance was Utley’s break up slide into second and being called safe.  Michael Young’s check swing called a no swing with 2 strikes on him.  Jason Bartlett stuck in a pickle between third and home and Michael Young’s phantom tag on him before he scored.  David Price covering first on a grounder to first base.

Jason Heyward disappointed in his playoff debut with just 2 hits in 16 at bats and 8 strikeouts.  Probably Rookie of the Year winner Buster Posey shined in his debut with 6 hits in 16 at bats and solid work behind the plate.  The Yankees were business as usual vs the Twins.  New Stadiums, same story as the Yanks swept the Twinkies away in three games.  No flash, not glitz, no glamor.  They just got the job done. You know, the Yankee way.

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Best and Worst of the Weekend

Posted by mvetack on September 28, 2010

Worst of the Weekend

Arkansas had a 13 point lead on the number one team in the country and blew it.  Yes you are playing the best team in the country defending their title with the defending Heisman winner, but if you are any type of good team with a supposed Heisman candidate at QB who is gonna be a first rounder next year, you do not blow that lead.  Alabama is a great team and it is tough to stop from getting two touchdowns, but you gotta put some points on the board Mallett.

The Texas Longhorns got blasted by UCLA over the weekend.  UCLA dropped a 34 spot on the Horns while holding them to just 12 points.  Texas lost McCoy to the NFL but that does not excuse the 6 year old girl fight they put up against UCLA.  The Longhorn’s season is over now in terms of any hope of a National Title now.

Tom Brady knocking down a pass late in the 4th quarter.  This play got overlooked by everyone including the announcers doing the Patriots Bills game.  It did not end up meaning anything but it very well could have.  With just over 3 minutes left in the game the Patriots set up a short pass on 4th and long to try and pick up some extra yards to get a better punt off.  The Bills are down 8 and are getting the ball back for one final attempt at a game tying drive.  Brady threw a pass that got blocked by the D line and right back to him.  Instead of catching the pass then running or even just taking a knee to keep the clock going and forcing the Bills to take their final time out, he bats it down and stops the clock.  Now, the clock is stopped before the punt and the Bills have a very helpful time out in the pocket.  With little time left the Bills need to save as much time as they need.

Best of the Weekend

Leon Washington had two spectacular kick off returns for touchdowns in a win vs the slow starting San Diego Chargers.  Two out of the three touchdowns the Seahawks scored, including the game winner, were these two kick off returns.  The Hawks offense did not do too much so Washington bailed them out to get the win.

The Texas Rangers are in the playoffs.  It has been 11 years since October has hosted the Rangers.  The AL West has been dominated by the Angels for a while now.  The Rangers used surprisingly good pitching a an always special offense on their way to a division title that cultivated over the weekend.

Anquan Boldin was a fantasy hero this weekend and more importantly a Baltimore hero in a win over the Cleveland Browns.  Boldin racked up 143 receiving yards and all three of Baltimore’s touchdowns on Sunday.  Bolding seems to have gotten out of Arizona just in time, and is now the best player on a Super Bowl contending team.

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Best and Worst of the Weekend

Posted by mvetack on September 20, 2010

Worst of the Weekend

Iowa’s offensive line on the final drive vs Arizona.  Iowa charged back while everyone was sleeping thinking they got smoked, and tied the game late in the 4th quarter.  Arizona took the lead with about 2 minutes left to play.  Iowa had to make one drive to keep their BCS championship hopes alive.  Instead, they got NFL Blitzed for 4 straight sacks to start the drive.  The first came on 3 straight heavy blitzes and the final sack on 4th down came on a 4 man rush.

The Patriots second half vs the Jets resulted in 3 turnovers, no points, and very little yards.  After one half of football the Patriots lead the Jets 14 – 10 and appeared to have no problem moving the ball on offense.  Moss made an amazing touchdown grab, Welker was catching passes, and the running game was looking respectable.  Once both teams came out of the tunnel for the second half things changed.  Brady threw a carer high 6 straight completions including two interceptions and fumbled away a last gasp effort to make a comeback in the red zone.

The Colorado Rockies blew an early 6-1 lead to the Dodgers and lost in extras 7-6.  The Rockies are in the middle of a playoff race for both the division and the wild card.  They can not afford to let games get away from them at this point in the season.  Every game and every inning counts.  The off season could be a long and dreadful one for the Rockies if this game causes them to miss the playoffs.

Best of the Weekend

Troy Tulowitzki is having the best month baseball has ever seen.  In his last 16 games Tulo has whacked 14 home runs and is making a late charge at the MVP.  Tulo hit three of those 14 HRs over the weekend to keep the Rockies in the playoff hunt.  It is sad that so many people are in NFL and College football mode right now because the Giants, Padres, and Rockies are in quite the late season battle and Tulo is doing something you may never see again.

Jahvid Best had a week one and NFL debut to forget last week vs the Bears but more than made up for it on Sunday.  Jahvid had 78 rush yards and 2 TDs to go along with 154 recieving yards and a 75 yard receiving TD.  If Best can perform any where near this on a weekly basis, the Lions look to have quite the future with Stafford, Johnson, and Best on the offensive side of the ball.  Jahvid did all he could do in a tough loss to the Eagles.

Michael Vick got his first start in the NFL since 2006. Boy did he take advantage of it.  Not only did Vick make highlight play after highlight play teaming up with DeSean Jackson, he also put together a 21 for 34 for 284 yard day in the air for 2 TDs and 37 yards on the ground.  Vick did all he could to take over the Eagles in a victory on Sunday.  If only Andy Reid would do what every non PETA football fan wants and hand him the rains to the team.

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Hows your Shark Week going?

Posted by mvetack on August 3, 2010

Its impossible not to know but in case you just woke up from a coma it is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.  For some reason people go nuts for Shark Week every year.  Besides the fact that he looks just like a shark and it is indeed a week devoted to sharks, Lackey disappointed his shark friends this week in his outing vs the Indians.  His line… 5.1 IP – 9 H – 6 R – 6 ER – 5 BB – 7 K – Loss.  Meanwhile I have been enjoying Shark Week from time to time but the only drawback is I am trying to get back to the beach (little over an hour drive) to get some surfing in.  As I am posting this I am watching shark attack after shark attack on surfers.

Enjoy Shark Week!

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Votto’s got no love for his All Star Teammate

Posted by mvetack on July 15, 2010

Yea, so what were on the same team for one game.  The Cubs Suck and Marlon Bryd Sucks!  Well those were not the exact words or thoughts of All Star first baseman Joey Votto on Tuesday night, but they might as well have been.  In a world of Red Sox (Ortiz) receiving Home Run Derby pitching from a Yankee and Dodgers smiling and high-fiving with Giants, it is refreshing to see a guy who knows his rivals and acts like it.

Marlon Byrd made a possible game saving play throwing out Big Papi at second base for the second out of the 9th inning.  He deserved all the credit in the world and got it from just about every one on the team.  Here is what NL teammate Joey Votto had to say about the stinkin Cubbie making such a good play.

Via ESPN (found on thebigleaguestew.com)

“I don’t like the Cubs,” Votto said. “And I’m not going to pat anybody with a Cubs uniform on the back. But because he made that really cool play, it turned out to be a really cool experience. I’m really glad we got the win today.”

Votto was obviously glad to see his rival make such a “cool” play but that doesn’t mean hes gotta show him some love.  Votto is really making it harder and harder for me to keep him from climbing on my ‘New favorite player’ meter.

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Sickest Man in the world right now

Posted by mvetack on June 2, 2010

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