August 8, 2008

Pats Pre-Season Game 1

The Patriots played their first preseason game last night and from what I watched, besides Brady and Moss not playing it was the usual preseason game on offense. Stalled drives and back-up QB's competing for a roster spot.

There were some great signs on defense though. The rookies were not looking like rookies. Mayo is a stud this guy was making Bruschi look like he was on sleeping pills. How can he be as fast as he is at his size. The guy was all over the place popping guys; great first round pick. Crabel had a nice pick and looks like a freak out there. Randy Cross compared him to Willie McGinest size wise. Let's just hope he is half as clutch as Willie was. Liking the young CB T Wheatley he sticks with his man and was making some nice adjustments on the in routs. Good to see Adalius Thomas getting to the QB. If you can recall anything that happened during the Super Bowl, God knows I can't, Thomas was the only guy getting any consistent pressure on Manning in the 4th quarter. Pats win and his efforts would have been stuff of legend. But, they didn't and the ass kicking tour will continue. It looks like this year the Defense will be doing its fair share of that ass kicking though. As for the D-Line. Dick is back and looking healthy, Vinny will do his thing, and Warren had a nice fumble recovery and did his best Bo Jackson impersonation for a minute. Nothing to worry about here. Not the usual penalty free Pats football, but hey it's still early.

August 6, 2008

U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!

Now I know team U.S.A has always been a powerhouse at the Olympics and America is built on competition but I almost blew chuncks looking at the all time totals. No wonder the world hates us we kick their collective asses every 2-4 years in the Summer Olympics and Football isn't even an Olympic sport...Real Football.

All-time Medals Country: Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA: 897 693.5 606.5 2,197
URS: 440 357 325 1,122
GBR: 189.5 245.5 242.5 677.5
GER: 179.5 212 226 617.5
FRA: 184 192 224 600

America Fuck Yeah!

That a boy

Josh Beckett (6 2/3 innings, 2 runs, 4 hits, 7 Ks) was dealing em out last night. Granted it was against the Royals. Finally the guy we knew last year was back in full form. In order to make a run for the AL East the Sox need Beckett to take over like he did down the stretch last year. Sox road him like they did Schill in '04. Time for the Balls to get back to business and lay the smack down.

August 5, 2008

Is this really happening?

So in a matter of a week the Sox trade their best hitter since Yaz (Ten Rule: Ted Williams) and then Ortiz feels a pop in his wrist. Add to that the fact that our two up and coming stars Ellsy and Clay can't seem to find their groove in the second half and this spells trouble. Nothing against John Lester, love the guy couldn't be rooting for him to succeed any more, but he is our best pitcher. Beckett our horse is a miesly 9-8 with a 4.15 ERA. What the F! Granted the Jason Bay thing is working thus far but I just don't see enough firepower to beat the likes of the Angles the way they are looking. The pitching staff is looking like they did in April Shaky. I mean christ Youk is leading the team in RBI's and now Lowell and Ortiz are both ailing. Things are not looking good. I'm not counting them out because anything can happen as long as they make the postseason. Right now it doesn't look very good when they are 3 back of the Rays and losing meaningful games to the Royals. The Sox can still pull a big win streak here, but time is of the essence and they need it soon. Losing Papi would be devastating. By the way can people stop trying to say Bay is better than Manny. The guy hit one monster shot and all the sudden he's Julius F'n Ceaser.
So when does the Pats Dynasty run continue/ NFL regular season start?

P.S. Loving the Jed Lowrie era it anyone else feel like we're watching Woddy Harelson in

"White Men Can't Jump"
Billy Hoyle: You are so stupid. It would take your mother 1, no. 2 hours to watch 60 MINUTES.
Sidney Deane: Don't start that shit again.

August 4, 2008

Vegas Baby! Vegas!

Paul Pierce was in Vegas for the weekend and ended up getting pulled over for suspicion of DUI. Luckily he has connections eehh (bloods.) and got off with a warning. Ending up having the cops send him home in a taxi caband a valet taking his ride home. Luckily there are bigger stories in Beantown with the Sox or this could be cannon fodder for the rat bastard media hounds. Whatever happened to "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas??"
Paul Pierce is on a whirlwind alcoholic hazed tour of the world with MVP trophy in hand while team U.S.A. is ripping up the competition. Hopefully Kobe, Lebron, D Wade, and Co. are all too tired after kicking slovakian ass this summer for next season. Because this behavior is acceptable for a month, but three is pushing it. Comon Paul.
It must have been the MVP trophy glued to his left hand that was making him zig zag all over the Vegas Strip like Dale Earnhardt on his last ride.
Dude please get a cab or limo next time. You obviously have the dough.

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