I’ve been a little behind on keeping up with the posts here. Contrary to what Graig would have you believe, I was not scraping shit out of the Brown’s locker room. I hope the rest of you took my lack of post a little better. I think he was in some early stage of depression without his daily J Beanie. Graig, I’m sorry. If I’m ever not going to be able to post for a few days I will make sure I email you and let you know so you can properly prepare.
I haven’t been around a computer since Thursday night and I’m doing this stupid training program at work in the morning all this week so it’s going to be difficult to get things up. Sorry.
So much has happened since my last post Thursday.
Brady Quinn is still holding out in Cleveland and says he is doing the right thing. “I have to make sure it’s a fair contract, and I have e to make sure it’s fair in the event I become the starter.” But who cares. He’s an idiot for not being there. If he wants a contract for when be becomes the starter, he can work that out when he becomes the starter. Right now he is the 22nd pick and the Browns better not give in to him.
But the best news out of Berea is Gary Baxter’s return. It’s an amazing recovery story. He shouldn’t be able to be back on the football field ever, let a lone just nine months after his injury. If nothing else, his return will inspire the Browns.
I haven’t got a chance to say Welcome Back to Cleveland, Kenny Loften. At least for one night last Friday he turned back the clock and made everyone think it was 1995. Of course, that was followed by two loses. Let’s home more 1995 Kenny is in store.
In the NBA, AKA Land of Conspiracies, a gigantic trade is moments away from happening just in the nick of time to take some attention off the point shaving scandal. Weird how a trade that was suppose to take place before the draft and was all but dead, comes up now when the NBA needs any news that doesn’t involve the words “Mafia,” “gambling,” “betting” or “Tim Donaghy.”
The trade, of course, is Kevin Garnett going from Minnesota to Boston for three-fourths of the Celtics’ roster (Al Jefferson, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, and two future draft picks and possibly Ryan Gomez), Manny Ramirez’s 500th home run ball, a year supply of chowda, five years worth of Samuel Adam’s beer, the Boston Orchestra, Paul Revere’s house, ownership of half the ports in Boston Harbor, season tickets to the Boston Red Sox and all of the Boston Bruins just for kicks.
This will leave the Celtics with Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Glen Davis, Garnett, Candy Man, Brian Scalabrine and Kendrick Perkins. Seven players but really only three. But the thing is, that is probably enough to win the East. Pierce, Allen and Garnett will be, by far, the best trio on any team in the East. I hope this deal doesn’t get done just because it would make the Cavs repeat chances a little harder. (I’d still pick LeBron over them, though.) Reality is, even if the deal is complete, Doc Rivers is still the coach of the Celtics and Danny Ainge is the GM. And whatever the touch in their post playing NBA careers usually leaves everyone else with the face you make after drinking spoiled milk.
Back the NFL, sort of, Pacman doesn’t need football, strip clubs, guns or rain to continue to destroy his name. With being suspended for a year from the NFL, Pacman wants to participate in TNA Wrestling. Don’t know how this could surprise anyone but it still does. Who’s letting him make his decisions? Oh yeah, the same guys who convinced him to try and get his $21,000 in singles back after giving them to strippers.
All this excitement and it’s still July. I haven’t got to baseball trades (nevermind, those suck so far), Bill Walsh’s passing (who I loved ever since his video game came out when I was kid. All I knew about him was his west coast offense but I loved reading all the articles about how much he helped change the game and produced coach after coach), and the WGC Bridgestone coming to Firestone. Plenty more to say on that and I’ll be attending it on Sunday so there will be some good stories out on Monday.