Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Things I Never Thought I Would Say...

First off, I am officially glad football season is over. Yes I said it. No I haven't lost my mind. This year's playoffs were the single worst to watch since Baltimore won Super Bowl XXXV. The officiating was awful, the play on the field was even worse, and frankly, two weeks to hype up Seattle/Pitt is one week too many. I wish I would have listened to my brother-in-law, who told me he was done watching football after the Pats lost. I should have been done after watching the Colts go one and done, because that was yet another moment of vindication in my "Peyton will never win anything" argument. Oh well, that will teach me...

Secondly, here is hoping that this year's NFL Draft keeps me from falling asleep. Last year's draft was as bland as a cardboard pizza. With actual good players in this draft (Lendale White, Reggie Bush, Vince Young, DeAngelo Williams, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, and Jimmy Williams come to mind as players that will make a major impact on whomever gets them), I think this has a chance to be something that will keep my interest up and running. I am rooting for the Titans to get Young at Number 3 and The Patriots to get Deangelo at 21. I would be the happiest football fan in the world if that scenario plays out. Oh, and I still hate Mel Kiper, and I always will.

Vegas has already made Indianapolis the odds on favorite for next year. Of course, someone is forgetting that Edgerrin James is not coming back, but that's ok. Yes I hate his nappy-ass dreadlocks and mouth full of gold teeth, but he is what makes that offense dangerous. Does Dominic Rhodes instill any fear in your heart? Me neither. I might sound like a homer here, but the Pats will be back next year. Mark my words, the Pats will be back.

By the way Fantasy baseball has already started. Thank you Yahoo!!!!!!!! I have my first live draft next week. I really need help, I am going to do like 16 live drafts before it's all said and done. Someone needs to come up with a support group for this stuff. Soon. 1-800-ROTOGEEK, coming to a billboard near you.

8 days and 22 hours til pitchers and catcher's report to Tampa, Yankee fans. Does anyone else see World Title number 27 coming to the Bronx this year? Of course, I also see the AARP handing out complimentary towels by the clubhouse entrance, but that's beside the point. Oh and don't think Lou Piniella isn't watching this team intently, waiting for Torre to hint at retirement.

If you'll excuse me, I am going to do some more research into this Ric Tocchet gambling ring thing. Smart move. Assistant head coach of the Coyotes is the bankroll for a bookmaking scheme, way to check backgrounds, Mr Gretzky, good call on that one....

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