I hate Super Bowl week. Or Super Bowl weeks. I said I wouldn’t mention the Super Bowl until the game but I lied. Sorry. That’s what I do.
I hate Super Bowl week because the media has to find something to talk about to keep it as the lead story. Point and take, Tom Brady and his walking boot. Give me a break. If I have to see one more picture, listen to one more sports commentator or celebrity wanna be broadcaster or read one more article, I’m going to lock myself in solitude until kickoff.
This is really the best the media could do? Give me a break. This isn’t even a story. His ankle was soar after being hounded by a very tough and physical San Diego Chargers defense so he put the boot on for some protection and heeling purposes. Later that night (might have been the next morning) he was seen with the boot off. And this isn’t anything new. Brady has been listed as questionable or doubtful or probable on the injury report since 2001. Give me a break. The real question here should be what did Brady do that he needed to bring his girlfriend flowers on Monday morning?
This is why I hate Super Bowl week. We get worthless stories like this. And it’s double this year since the SB comes after a bye week. Like I said previously, the players don’t need a bye week, the fans don’t want a bye week and the hype dies down after 13 days. The only people who like the bye week is the media who gets to play “creative journalist” and find meaningless stories and blow them out of proportion. Give me a break.
~LeBron James has a new baseball shoe that will only be sold in New York and has a Yankee theme to it. For some reason this became a huge story in northeast Ohio in the last few days despite the fact that the design of the shoe was released over a week ago. People are furious about LBJ having a New York theme shoe. Give me a break. This is less of a deal than LBJ wearing a Yankee hat to the Indians-Yankees division series game last fall. Who cares? He’s a Yankees fan and always has been. While I think it was wrong of him to wear the hat to the stadium formerly knows as Jacob’s Field, he has every right to sell any shoe he wants. It’s about making money. (We all know LBJ needs a few dollars to save for the offseason). He wants to make a blue and white pinstriped baseball shoe and sell it in NY, fine. He’s a basketball player, not a baseball player, and he’s playing in Cleveland, not New York. This doesn’t mean he is going to high tail it out of town to NYC as soon as he can. (who would want to play for Isiah Thomas anyway?) All it means is he saw a way to make money on a shoe that would sale better in NYC. Want do you think would have more money making power; a Yankee theme shoe selling in NYC or an Indians theme shoe selling in Cleveland? Yeah, me too. Give me a break.
~ Larry Brown is accusing the NY Knicks of spying on him during his ever successful one season as their coach. Give me a break. Where is this coming from? Why is he just now saying it? Did he run through the $875 million the Knicks still owe him already?
“Imagine when you get to work, they don’t talk to you,” Brown said. “They had security people standing close to me in press conferences, and spies throughout the arena.”
Give me a break. Where has LB’s head gone? Did he get the senile in the last year? Did he watch one too many spy movies? Give me break.
~ And very special Happy Birthday to Eric Metcalf who turns 40 today. One of my all time favorite Cleveland Browns, but I hated hearing “Metcalf up the middle.”