Speaking of the Red Sox, after winning 3 World Series championships in 10 years, it can be difficult to truly remember a time when Red Sox fans had to cover their eyes during game-changing playoff moments for the inevitable fear of the Bambino rearing his ugly head. David Ortiz changed that. His 2004 heroics in particular made it possible for an entire region of life long fans to believe that worst was not always going to happen to them and their franchise. To that alone we owe David Ortiz a lifetime of gratitude. Similar to watching TB 12 every Sunday, it’s nearly impossible to appreciate the greatness we see in the moment. We don’t even realize yet how much we will miss Big Pai.
Continuing the Red Sox, if the MVP race included post-season stats and impact, Mookie Betts would have struck out.
Finishing up on the Red Sox, John Henry and company have now raised ticket prices for the 3rd time in the last 4 years. In 2016, the average Red Sox ticket was just under $55.
You have to feel for the Washington Huskies, who are undefeated in a major conference, yet ranked 5th in the college football playoff rankings behind a 1 loss Texas A&M team. Given, the Aggies only loss is to top ranked Alabama, however, undefeated in a major conference is something you just can’t look past. This isn’t Boise State running the table in the Mountain West.
Avery Bradley, Amir Johnson, and the 2017 & 18 Brooklyn picks to the Spurs for LaMarcus Aldrdige…who says no?
Don’t fool yourself, the Jamie Collins trade came down to one thing…the all mighty dollar. Ask yourself this, if there was a locker room issue, why were they negotiating a contract extension with him? And if he was playing poorly, why not just bench him and use him for injury depth then let him go at the end of the season? $$$
This per Fran Fraschilla…since “one and done” came into effect in 2006, only two National Champions have had one on the roster: 2012 Kentucky and 2015 Duke.
Looming for Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines is the annual rivalry week match up against Ohio State in The Horseshoe, where the Buckeyes haven’t lost in nearly a year.
If I’m the Cleveland Browns and I’m on the clock in the April draft, I’m taking Deshaun Watson and I’m not looking back. For the record, the last Cleveland Browns QB drafted #1 overall? Kentucky’s Tim Touch in 1999.
And if I’m Texas head coach Charlie Strong, I’m getting my resume polished up for 2017.
A Happy Trails to Jesus Shuttlesworth himself, Ray Allen, after nearly a 20-year NBA career. Part of the infamous 1996 NBA Draft Class, Allen finished his career a 10-time All Star, 22nd in the NBA all-time in total points, 7th in free throw percentage, and 1st all-time in 3-point field goals made (also 1st in 3-point field goals attempted). Simply put, the Celtics do NOT win the 08 title without him and for that, the Celtic faithful are forever grateful.
If you’re following the AFC West Division race, keep in mind that the Denver Broncos play 5 out of the final 8 games on the road, including at Oakland, New Orleans (back to back), Jacksonville, Tennessee (back to back), and at Kansas City on Christmas Day before finishing the season at home against Oakland on New Year’s Day.
In contrast, the Kansas City Chiefs still have home games left against Jacksonville, Tampa, and Tennessee, just to name a few.