Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Transactions....

First off, biggity ups to me for saying the Kentucky Wildcats would be a factor and "Don't be surprised in come the Final Four, the Wildcats are there." I took some crap from readers on the Bleacher Report board for saying that. Well, yeah to me.

I don't know anything more from trails than what I learned from Law & Order, but after hearing what's been said about Barry Bonds in court, I can't see how the defense is gonna exonerate him.

Peter King seems sure that the Browns are going to take a receiver with the number 5 pick. I never like receivers going that high—there are more busts with receivers taken high than practically any other position. Heck, if I were them and had the 6th pick, I'd trade down to get a pass rusher and get a receiver down the line a little.

What was up with the unnecessarily harsh Rick Reilly article on Jimmer Fredette? "If his last college game is what he's bringing to the NBA, then I'd say, in five years, he's got a really good chance to be your Provo area Isuzu dealer." WTF. kid was the highest scored in the country, dropped 33 on Arizona, 43 on San Diego State, 34 on Gonzaga and yes, had a bad game against Florida. But what the heck is with the nasty column, Reilly. Way to be a bully for no reason.

For more ridiculous sportswriting, we turn to waste of ink ESPN writer, Wallace Mathews who's hard up for something to actually write, declares that the 21 year old Montero not making the club is a blown opportunity."
But most shockingly, the kid with the high-end bat never really got it out of low gear. From the early days of live BP, Montero's bat seemed sluggish.... if Montero had made the Yankees, Romine would have advanced to Triple-A -- leave together, their once bright futures now, if not shrouded in doubt, at least open to question....Suddenly, Gary Sanchez, an 18-year-old who earlier this spring underwent surgery for a congenital heart ailment, leaps to the head of the Yankees' catching prospect class.
What an idiot. If he believes what he's writing then he has to be a world-class moron. First off, until Cervelli got hurt, the Yankees had no plans to promote Montero unless he batted 1.000. Everyone thought he needed more work. As far back as December 17th, Martin said “They told me that I’m the starting catcher.” And as for Sanchez jumping Montero as the best prospect...please. Sanchez is 18 and hasn't even seen a pitch in Low-A ball yet. He Wallace....try again. And this time, actually write something semi-valid.

So the Knicks win one game and it's front page news and the lead on Sportscenter. Really? One win?

I don't think I've ever seen a player get ripped by the entire organization like I've sen the Cubs comment on Carlos Silva. A good read.


I have a new found respect and healthy fear now for Evan "Hey that's my cap!" Longoria.

After a nice spring, King Felix part 2 is starting in the Mariners rotation. Michael Pineda, all of 22, pitched a 2.12 ERA in 17IP in spring training. Hope the Mariners aren't rushing him. By all accounts, he is talented, bu unpolished. If he does pan out as expected, the Mariners will have a awesome 1-2 punch in their rotation.

And to wrap it up, we here at AAPTBNL would like to give the first annual General Excellence in the Field of Jackassery and Utter Jerkdom to Adrian Peterson and with runner-up awards given to Leonard Weaver and Rashad Mendenhall. Why? Well because they feel that they are modern day slaves. Here's what Peterson said:
It's modern-day slavery, you know? People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too
Weaver chimed in with this:
“We as players want to make a statement that you know what, we love playing for you all, we love your owners, you know?” Weaver told Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com.  “We love you guys very much, but at the same time we need to see some equal opportunity here and stop treating us basically like Adrian Peterson said, like slaves.”
Mendenhall followed with:
"Anyone with knowledge of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel each other."
Well, I do know about the slave trade. And no slave got a free pass to a huge university for playing a game. No slave was ever handed millions of dollars and received the adoration of millions. Likewise no football player was ripped from his family to go somewhere he could never leave and had to pick cotton for 18 hours a day. No football player was ever whipped for not running a screen route correctly. And instead of bling around their necks, slaves had collars.

This is garbage. And what's more it's an insult to the slaves of this country. To compare what they had to endure with what Adrian Peterson has is just vile. And worthy of much more derision than what he is getting.

5 comments:

Pete S said...

You absolutely deserve big props for Kentucky. Calipari has shown the ability to bring together freshman quickly and get them rolling. The rumors about him notwithstanding, he isn't Bruce Pearl.

Bonds has no shot at slipping out of this. He won't admit guilt, though. Not in any way, shape, or form.

Who is going to throw the ball to this receiver the Browns will select? I know the Lions went high with Calvin Johnson a few years ago and it looks like that will work out, but address needs when your team stinks.

If Reilly's logic is valid, then Michael Jordan should have been disappointing in the NBA. Indiana beat North Carolina to advance to the Final Four in 1984. It sounds like Rick Reilly was struggling to meet a deadline and came up with something silly. You know what? Peyton Manning had a bad game against Florida his senior year, so if that's any indication of his ability, he will be running his father's car washes soon.

No comment on the Sanchez article. It ain't worth the keystrokes. Retarded.

The NFLPA persuaded a few top notch running backs into saying some things that are not only ridiculous, but offensive. Hey, nobody ever said labor negotiations were polite. At least they're not firebombing each other.

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