Monday, September 20, 2010
Before everyone anoints the post-prison Michael Vick the 2nd coming of Steve Young, everyone just chill out. Vick had a good day yesterday...against the Detroit Lions. And as for the Yahoo blogger who says he's never sen anything from Kevon Kolb—the dude threw for 750 yards in 2 games last year—including almost 400 yards against the Saints. And last I checked, in 8 years of football, Michael Vick's lifetime completion percentage is freakin' 53.9%. So, maybe, Vick wins the starting job, but let's not call the man Dan Marino just yet. MMM...kay?
So do you think Prince Fielder gets traded this off-season to the Rays for young pitchers in a deal that would make sense for everybody? Or rather, do you think it's more likely that Scott Boras turns Fielder's free agency into a circus, asking for ridiculous money for his client, dragging the process out, then but ultimately getting nothing more than what's reasonable?
Before everyone makes fun of Trent Edwards and his awful day, let's just remember the guy was sacked 4 times and hit 10 times. And in their infinite wisdom, the Bills drafted CJ Spiller (1 rush, 3 yards) ahead of Bryan Bulaga, Maurkice Pouncey and etc. Poor guy has about 1 nanosecond of time to throw a pass before he gets hit. I say, blame Buffalo's management and not this poor schlub.
Seems a bit odd to me that Penn State is still ranked in the top 25. They beat up on Podunk State (Youngstown State), get manhandled by Alabama, then have a "meh" showing against Kent State. To me, that's not exactly Top 25 stuff. And seriously, how is Oregon not getting more love. 189 points in 3 games. Yes, i know it's New Mexico, Portland State and Tennessee, but still...189 points?
So, what the heck happened to the Padres. After cruising all year with amazing pitching, it seems like the entire team woke up and said....."wait, we're really in first?" then panicked. How else would you explain the fact that practically their entire rotation, which was lights out until about 2 weeks ago, now can't seemingly pitch better than my newborn daughter. No way the Padres bats save them, so their rotation is going to have to close strong to get to the playoffs.
To all the over-the-top Yankee fans, panicking that Rivera is done because he blew a save: You do realize Rivera has a 1.45 ERA (3rd lowest of his career). And a .821 WHIP (2nd lowest for his career). He's given up 2 HRS this season, his lowest for a season since 2005. People, relax.
To all the "experts" who predicted that this might be the year the Big East asserts itself in the BCS.....good prognosticating. UConn gets shown up by Temple. Pitt comes out of the gate losing to to the Mountain West Utah. Cincinnati has lost to NC State and Fresno State. Let's see how Big East leader, West Virginia represents against LSU this weekend.
For the AAPTBNL Man of the Week award, this week, it goes to the unheralded Jets front line, namely Sione Pouha and Mike Devito. When Kris Jenkins went out for the season, most of the football world smiled, thinking the Jets would be weaker up front. Au contraire. Devito and Pouha combined for 11 tackles yesterday, 10 solo, 2 TFL, and held the Patriots running game to 2.6 ypc. All against a much praised Patriots front 5. Great showing guys.