Sunday, February 01, 2015


I'm entranced by the Super Bowl pre-game spectacular, which started on Tuesday, I think, and continues until 11:00 PM tonight. I did read that they may break about 10:00 PM to show highlights of the game, but it depends on whether the highlights are deemed more interesting than the opinion of the backup sports reporter from Ottumwa, Iowa. They will definitely announce the score during the morning recap of the pre-game. In the meantime, here's a brief posting so I can get back to the explanation of  how to properly clean Tom Brady's cleats.

** Here it is February already and James Shields still isn't signed. The longer it goes, the cheaper his deal will become. Initially, he was asking for 7 years and $155 million ($22.1 million/year). Now analysts believe he may have to settle for 2 years and $35 million ($17.5 mill/yr). Too bad. Maybe he can apply for food stamps.

** I don't understand all the love being doled out to the Red Sox by the media. Everyone is picking them for 1st or 2nd in their division. Is it just because they picked up Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez? Sandoval's numbers aren't that great and he has a reputation that his abilities rise and fall opposite his weight. Plus he tends to be sporadic in his efforts during the year. Ramirez is thought to be a clubhouse cancer if things don't go exactly the way he wants. He's a shortstop who's being moved to left field because, "...he doesn't move so well anymore."  Most analysts feel their pitching staff has more questions than the Yankees, but all this is being ignored.

** Joe Girardi thinks everyone should give A-Rod a chance and not evaluate him early in spring training. "Older players need more time to get ready than 22 or 25 year-olds." Based on A-Rod's age (40 in July), spring training might not end until June for him. Girardi says his plan is some third base, some DH and some first base. At least he'll "talk" to A-Rod about first.

"Okay, is it too late to put a prop bet that the Super Bowl MVP’s first utterance to the media will be “I’ve gotten a measles vaccination and I’m going to Disneyland?"  -- Janice Hough
"Madame Tussauds Orlando unveiled a wax statue of Dan Marino. The likeness is uncanny, veteran Marino-watchers say, in terms of both looks and mobility."  -- Dwight Perry
"Four Super Bowl tickets are going for $51,000 on eBay. Although to be fair, that price includes a full-body rubdown from stadium security."  -- Jimmy Kimmel
"The retractable roof at the Australian Open’s Rod Laver Arena moves at 4.2 feet per minute. In comparison, that’s about one foot per minute faster than Peyton Manning."  -- RJ Curry
"Three-time Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo has been hit with a two-year doping ban after testing positive for the blood-booster EPO. Running officials figured something was amiss when she needed another 20 miles for her cool-down lap."  -- Dwight Perry
" I have only one prediction. The opening toss will be delayed while Belichick and Brady look for a coin with two heads."  -- Brad Dickson
"Not everyone is interested in The Super Bowl. Some people actually tune in just to watch the new ads. These people are called the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts."  -- TC Chong
"Patriots fire longtime Director of Football Cheating."  --
" Sports Illustrated laid off all of its staff photographers: “This year’s Swimsuit Issue could be entirely selfies."  -- Tim Hunter
"Atomic scientists have ominously just reset the Doomsday Clock ahead by 120 seconds — to three minutes before midnight.  “No biggie,” said a Green Bay Packers fan. “What could possibly go wrong in just three minutes?"  -- Dwight Perry
"Monday is Groundhog Day. Marshawn Lynch’s biggest fear is that he will see his own shadow and have to attend six more weeks of interviews."  -- TC Chong
" This just in from Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch: “ …...... ”  --  RJ Currie
"It’s now reported that Odell Beckham Jr. played last season with two torn hamstrings. Contrast this with that guy who dropped out of the Pro Bowl because of a sore cuticle."  -- Brad Dickson
"I wasn’t surprised to hear ESPN analysts saying Kobe Bryant might pass up the rest of the season. I was surprised to hear “Kobe” and “pass” in the same sentence."  -- RJ Currie
"U.S.-Mexican border control agents are being used for Super Bowl security. Already 20,000 illegal immigrants have snuck into the stadium."  -- Brad Dickson

Okay, now on to the game!
Picture compliments of RJ Currie



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