Posted in Uncategorized on AugamFri, 17 Aug 2007 10:37:37 +00002007-08-17T10:37:37+00:0010 26, 2007 |
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I hate the Yankees more and more everyday. First the sweep, not just a weekend series from the Indians, but the season series. In the process, they almost ruined my birthday trip to the Jake.
Then, last night, when, for possibly the first time in my life, I root for them, they get crushed by Detroit. You would think the way New York has been hitting and Detroit has been pitching, the Yankees would put up two touchdowns. They would have, and did, against Cleveland. But can they do it against the Tigers? Of course not.
Thanks to the Yankees’ silly games, Cleveland is again a half game back of Detroit in the AL Central. They are only a game out of the Wild Card but I think the division is more obtainable.
I could go on and on about how much I hate the Yankees. Sure, most of it is probably jealousy since they have more rings than Saturn and Cleveland as more bad luck than Frank Grimes, but I hate them nonetheless. I hate them when they win and now I hate them when the lose. I think that’s a pretty good definition of when you hate a team. Damn Yankees.
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Posted in Uncategorized on AugamFri, 17 Aug 2007 09:48:41 +00002007-08-17T09:48:41+00:0009 26, 2007 |
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I, for one, couldn’t be happier for the football season which is quickly approaching. NFL preseason games have been a nice appetizer, like some cheese sticks or spinach dip. Tonight, I go to my first high school scrimmage to start another what should be interesting season. The thing they are doing on ESPN about playing out the college football season one week at a time each day, is an idea only a half a step above the “Who’ Now?” idea, but I love watching it just because it’s football talk. (By the way, when does Tiger’s reign as “Now” champion expire? Is it a year like it is in all sports? Does he have to defend the title next year? Who defines how long “Now” is?) I’m pumped to know that I’ll see at least four Cleveland Browns losses this season in person. I love it that I have a 50 inch HD TV to watch all the college games on Saturday.
All that excitement going through me about the season and yet two things have me worried this could be a waste of a season. Along with being a true Cleveland Browns fan, I am a huge University of Michigan fan as well. My dad went there and I grew up watching and rooting for them.
In the last three weeks, Sports Illustrated has put the running backs from both teams on the cover. A few weeks ago it was Jamal Lewis and this week it is Mike Hart. I’m not one who believes strongly in the SI cover curse but this raises some serious concern.
Why would SI put the running backs of my two favorite teams on their cover? Is it to prove the SI jinx is real, or a final way of saying there is no such thing? I really hope its the latter.
Hart’s cover is at least regional so I think that helps him out. That, and the fact that Michigan is loaded. I think I remember Ted Ginn Jr. being on the cover last year so this could be a good thing too.
I don’t know what to make of Lewis’s. Peter King picked the Browns to be last. Then he said he expects a huge year from Lewis and put him on the cover. I don’t get it.
I guess we’ll find out soon enough. If there’s ever a year for the SI jinx not to be real, this is the year. Please SI gods, take this football season off. There is no need to see who graces the cover this year for the NFL or college football previews. Go talk with the Madden gods and combine you’re efforts on Vince Young.
Only 13 days until the college season kicks-off (15 until Michigan) and 21 until the NFL (23 until Browns-Steelers).
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