Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Guess Who's Back...Back Again

Folks, I apologize for my lack of posts in the new year, but I am back and ready to roll. Weeks of sports on my mind ready to put to screen, so let's get cracking.

1. This Ain't A Scene, It's A God Damn Arms Race
Can there be a bigger non-story in sports in 2007 as the Johan Santana sweepstakes. The clock is ticking for Minnesota to make a deal for him. And to be honest, they need to. Do you really think that they will offer Santana a big contract at the end of the year? Where in the history of the Minnesota Twins have they shown that they keep their crowned jewels and spend money? If the Twins keep Santana and go for a World Series next year with the one-two punch of Santana/Liriano (which would be a 1/2 punch comparable only to Webb/Haren), they would get nothing in return for Santana. What's more important to the Twins? One World Series or guys like Hughes, Kennedy, Bucholz, or Ellsbury? Still no sign of Santana being close to going anywhere. I really hope this trade happens before the regular season so we don't have to deal with Steve Phillips pounding his fist on the Baseball Tonight studio demanding that the Twins trade Santana on the trading deadline.

2. Cheaters Never Lose
One day, I will tell my kids about the 2007 New England Patriots. As a fan, you dream about this type of season. But I agree that the Pats need to win three more games in order to be considered the greatest team ever. My argument is that even if they are upset by the Colts in the AFC Championship Game (a very possible scenario), they would still be considered in the top 5 of great seasons all time.

3. The Overrated The Ohio State University
I think Jim Tressel should demand that every bowl season, they get to play Notre Dame. For the second year in a row, TOSU shit the bed in the National Championship game. A question to the BCS: Why? Every year, why do you put a boring team in TOSU on display in the championship game. What did they do to earn their position? I don't know if I've ever seen a more boring slate of BCS games. There was really only one game within 10 (and that touchdown was garbage time).

More to come later, I'm sure!


Pete said...

If the twins keep Santana, they will be almost guaranteed two draft picks( a first round and a sandwich). They migh take a long time like Ryan Zimmerman, or Joba Chamberlain, but waiting those two years will be worth it if the twins make a run at the World Series.

It's either that or trade their best player next year and wallow in mediocrity with a light hitting CF, an "unquestionable ace" that just doesn't pan out and a couple of back up prospects that hopefully will make the deal worth it.

In retrospect Zimmerman and Joba Chamberlain + chance at WS


Overhyped CF, Injury prone SP, + 2 low tier prospects(as of last year)
and last place in the division.

Anonymous said...

Now I'm not a fan of TOSU being placed in the BCS championship again, however to say that they "shit the bed" is a bit of a stretch when you look beyond the score. TOSU actually outgained LSU; the biggest difference in my mind came in 3rd down efficiency. LSU completed 11 of 18, while TOSU managed just 3 of 13. Penalties were also detrimental to TOSU's game, but in an overall sense the game wasn't exactly lopsided or boring.