Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sick Dude....Sick

Even though I refuse to watch the World Series, I can not help but notice the Red Sox tire marks all over the Rockies collective backs. As I type this, the Red Sox lead 6-0 in the 4th. What a friggin joke! The National League should battle the NBA Eastern Conference for the junior varsity supremecy. The Rockies sent Josh Fogg out to pitch Game Three of the World Series. Josh Fogg - the same Josh Fogg who was non-tendered by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The same Josh Fogg who's seven year career record is 60-60 with a 4.90 ERA. The Red Sox countered with Daisuke Matsuzaka - the $102 million dollar man. The whole thing makes me sick.

This should be OUR year. I've said it before, this set up so well for the Indians. A 3-1 lead with 19-game winners C.C. Sabathia and Fausto Carmona set to pitch. Home Field advantage for the World Series against a team who has had nine days off to think about how good they are. Yet, this is Cleveland and we always manage to screw this up somehow. Looking at how badly the Rockies have performed, this was it for us. Naturally though, instead of enjoying this week, I am blogging bitterly about it. Ah, the joys of growing up a Clevelander.

Though I am not an Ohio State fan, its time to give them the props they deserve. They have just gone into a very hostile Beaver Stadium at Penn State, a sea of White no less, and literally owned the Nittany Lions. At this moment, its 34-10 and it isn't even that close. Lets call a spade to spade - Jim Tressel can flat out coach. He is at the top of his profession with Urban Meyer and Les Miles. First year starter Todd Boeckmann has done very little wrong at QB. He manages the game well, makes few mistakes, and seems to thrive throwing the deep ball to stud WR Brian Robiske. Oh, and that defense - it may just be the best in the country. I fully expect and undefeated Buckeye team to take the field in Ann Arbor in three short weeks. How much fun is that game going to be?

I've been silent long enough, the Kansas FOOTBALL Jayhawks are for real. Ok, so they played three out of conference cupcakes to start the season. They still haven't had to play a ranked team. Oklahoma and Texas are not on the schedule. But you cannot argue with 8-0 start, a defense that is shutting everybody down and an offense that can score on anybody. They won at Colorado, something Oklahoma couldn't do. They won at Kansas State, something Texas couldn't do on its own home field. Tonight, they won at Texas A&M's Kyle Field, home of the vaunted 12th man. Lastly, have you seen coach Mark Mangino? The man is big. Very big. Big on talent. His "Donnie Brasco" sweatsuit tonight was the stuff of legend. I've posted a pic above. The guy is intense. Here are two of his classic meltdowns:

The Browns head to St. Louis tomorrow to play the 0-7 Rams. What are the odds that CBS actually puts this game in HD? I'd say slim to none. Jamal Lewis is still a gametime decision.

This SEC is something else. So Florida rips Tennessee. LSU beats Florida. Kentucky beats LSU. South Carolina beats Kentucky and Georgia. Vanderbilt beats South Carolina. Mississippi State beats Auburn and Kentucky. Auburn beats Florida in the Swamp. Georgia beats Florida and Alabama. Alabama beats Tennessee. Tennessee beats South Carolina. WOW. Oh my goodness, I know South Carolina doesn't really have a player named Captain Munnerlyn, do they? That may be the name of the year.

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