Well, this is it. Bobby Cox’s final regular season series, ever. It’s pretty hard to believe that after 17 years of watching Braves baseball this is actually it for #6. Basically, I just want to say thanks to Bobby for all he’s done the Braves in the time that I’ve watched them. Thanks for drafting Chipper Jones. Thanks for winning us that World Series in 1995. Thanks for spoiling me every year until 2006 when we finally weren’t good anymore. Thanks for the almost full season’s worth of ejections (they’re always fun to watch). Thanks for benching Andruw Jones mid game and transforming him in to the player he became for us. Thanks for those stupid nicknames you said that always got me to call players as (chip, huddy, smoltzie, frenchy). Thanks for always making the end of games interesting (well not really it always pissed me the hell off the Braves rarely ever had legitimate closers with the exception of Smoltz, Wagner, and possibly Rocker. Thanks for getting rid of Yunel Escobar. And currently, thanks for this season, which in my opinion might be your best work aside from maybe 2005 (I could probably go on with a lot more thank you’s but I gotta paper due in like 3 hours damnit). Somehow we’re going to be in the post season with what is currently one of the worst starting lineup’s we’ve ever had since 1991 and the most injuries we’ve had since that disastrous ’08 season. All I can really say is thanks Bobby for the ridiculously awesome managing job you’ve done this season and for as long as I’ve watched. This video below (click the link), brought to my attention by fellow diehard Braves fan Chris Slivka, is a must watch for any baseball fan and truly makes you realize what a job Bobby Cox as done.
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Former Fighting Sioux defenseman Taylor Chorney is head to the AHL to start the season. Chorney played in 42 games last season and was a horrific -21 and became a whipping boy for the Oiler’s faithful.
Edmonton Oilers Press Release — Edmonton Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the club has assigned the following four players to Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League:
Taylor Chorney (D)
Colin McDonald (LW)
Jeff Petry (D)
Alex Plante (D)
Bears head coach Lovie Smith decided to bench DT Tommie Harris for the Packers game last Monday night and it seems like it was the right decision. The defense didn’t really miss a beat with Matt Toeaina and Anthony Adams taking over for Harris.
Harris has been disappointing this season and his work ethic isn’t the greatest. Lovie Smith was trying to send him a message by saying practice harder or you won’t play.
Harris was once a dominant defensive player, he is still young but he has been very disappointing the last couple of years. Harris will likely be dressed for this Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants.
Harris might want to step his game up on Sunday because he could find himself without a job in the next coming weeks. The Bears aren’t paying him seven million dollars a season to disappoint. It’s make or break time for Tommie Harris.
Bombarded by economic downturns in Florida, unemployment rates are at an all-time high, the average citizen’s income has deflated and the Tampa Bay Rays are the least important in Florida these days. The sea of empty seats at Tropicana Field on Monday, even on the upper deck in an abominable dome not fitting for a baseball franchise with 12,446 in attendance and surely fewer in the stands, disappointed David Price and Evan Longoria.
Thousands of fans missed out on a game that the Rays could have clinched a playoff berth, but it was nothing personal towards a believable franchise with a potential shot of winning the pennant. Moreover, most Americans are mired in a shortage of income, not an emotional feud towards a brand of quality or the images of dramatic and precise moments.
When will the NHL come to the realization that Gary “Buttman” Bettman is ruining the image of the NHL? When ever Bettman is asked a question by fans or the press he sounds like a condescending American politician or high priced trial lawyer. What really bothers me and other is his smugness and arrogance as well.
To a chorus of boos, of course.
Why does Bettman insist on putting himself through the humiliation of hearing the catcalls? He heard them on the biggest stage when he presented the Chicago Blackhawks with the Stanley Cup in June. Tuesday he heard them at the 1,200-seat venue, which was full of children.
We understand why Bettman needed to be in the building on both occasions. Obviously, he needs to be in the house when the league’s champions are crowned.
The 2010 NBA season is just around the corner and boy oh boy did we have one heck of an offseason. From LeBron taking his talents to South Beach, to Shaq joining the Boston Celtics, to Amare Stoudemire joining the Knickerbockers, to Joe Johnson signing the offseasons fattest contract, this historic offseason will surely be [...]
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The 2010 Cardinals season was officially declared dead at approximately 9:30p CST Tuesday evening when Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce crushed a walk-off HR to send his team into the postseason and exterminating the ‘magic number’ that had been in single digits for nearly two weeks.
Most Cardinal fans had been resided to this fate for weeks. The Birds had the tenacity of a monk on peyote. It was only a formality before the games didn’t matter.
It seems to be the pre-eminent word used to describe the 2010 Cardinals campaign. Disappointment in the outcome. Disappointment in the injuries. Disappointment in LaRussa.
But what specifically were the 5 most disappointing things about the Cardinals? Perhaps this is like trying to determine the most gruesome ‘Faces of Death’ video or the hottest Victoria Secret model- but it’s worth taking a stab at.
The NFL transaction wire got interesting Thursday when the Jets swooped in and signed DT Trevor Pryce, who had been released by Baltimore early in the week. The Ravens assumed they could bring Pryce back later this season, and he didn’t even bother to pack up his locker anticipating a return. The Ravens actually cut Pryce to bring back S Ken Hamlin in a similar role, and the Steelers (Baltimore’s Week 4 opponent) executed the same strategy with Byron Leftwich earlier this year. But Pryce’s $2 million 2010 contract with Baltimore was guaranteed because he’s a vested veteran, so when the Jets swooped in with an offer, he had the chance to make double money for the rest of the season, and that proved too juicy a proposition to pass up.
Did you shell out 45 dollars for that lackluster UFC 119 pay-per-view this past weekend? Are you feeling ripped off after watching Mir and Cro Cop hug each other for 14 minutes before one knee knocked out the has-been Pride champ? Are you kicking yourself viciously like Shogun kicked Machida because your hard earned cash went to a Bader lay-and-pray over Nogueira, and a bizarre three round slugfest between Serra and Lytle?
Well, if you did purchase the Mir vs. Cro Cop UFC then you definitely answered yes to all those questions. The bad news is the cable company has your money and there is no way you are getting it back. There is good news, however. Tonight’s WEC event on Versus is one of the best cards they have ever put out, and it costs a grand total of “free-99.” It may not completely take the sting out of your wasted money, but it’s a guaranteed night of good fights and it won’t cost you a cent, so it will go a long way towards cancelling out the rip off that was UFC 119.
Guess Figgy wanted to go out on an up outing. He did, throwing 70 of 104 pitches for strikes, only walking 3 (none intentional) – hey, that is great for Figgy – and scattering 6 hits over 6.2 innings and THAT is good for Figgy too. He hasn’t made any secret of wanting to come back next year, even though he would probably not be the #5 guy to start the year, but a long reliever. Not sure what is happening with Moehler, but we’ll see.
Where was I?
Oh yeah. After all the celebration last night, Dusty Baker apparently decided to celebrate play playing a lineup consisting of Johnny Cueto and bench players. Which is actually a good idea from Cincy’s viewpoint, giving their tired guys some well deserved rest before the playoffs – and they will probably face Philly and they are gonna need all the rest they can get, seeing as how Reds killah Roy-O is gonna face em.