Monday Morning Randomness

Over the weekend there was one good playoff game, and the others turned out to be not so exciting, especially for someone like myself that doesn’t have any real connection to the teams playing. I just wanted to see some good contests, but that unfortunately didn’t happen for the most part. The Arizona and Green Bay game made up for it a little bit being the highest scoring playoff game of all time, but still, I really hoped for more this weekend. I have to say it was fun watching the Pats get blown out at home though! I guess I’ll talk about few other things I found interesting in the sporting world this weekend.

Aroldis Chapman signed with the Reds for $30 million. This made me happy since I won’t have to root against the man with the same last name as me wearing an Angels uniform. Seeing how he went to Cincy, I have a feeling he won’t pan out since most their moves don’t. Not too many guys I can think of fare well pitching in that stadium. Maybe he’ll end up being a closer, which would be slightly easier to be successful than a starter at least in Cincy…

Vlad Guerrero stays in the AL West, but is moving to Texas. If there’s anywhere to see if Vlad has anything left in the tank it’s got to be Arlington. If he doesn’t produce there it’s easy to assume that his bat speed has slowed, and IS out of gas. The Rangers kept busy by signing Kahlil Greene to a deal as well. It looks like the Rangers can be a team that will be tough in the west if they can get another pitcher besides the often injured Harden they might be in business!

I came across some more reason’s that Raines deserves to be in the HOF. This link on Sportsnation shows how voters picked Dawson over Raines 70% to 30% in an original poll when it was just their names, then they posted the best five season’s from both guys in a new poll using Player A and Player B. The percentages flipped, and 70% voted for Raines’s numbers over Dawson’s. Thanks for showing me I wasn’t crazy when I said Raines deserves to be in the HOF sportsnation!

Paquiao and Mayweather are fighting on March 13, but Pacman will be in Dallas fighting, and Mayweather will be in Las Vegas. Sounds like Mayweather must want to fight Pacman for the PPV purchases. We’ll see which fight is MORE worth watching as Mayweather hasn’t announced who his opponent is, but I don’t see myself buying either…

Kansas and John Wall dropped to #3 in the NCAA basketball rankings and Texas jumped to #1 with their perfect 15-0 record. Kentucky is #2, in case you were wondering at 16-0. It’s the first time anyone but Kansas held the top spot this year including the preseason. The Jayhawks lost to Tennessee on Sunday in an upset.

Jay Mariotti actually wrote something that I agree with about the Rooney Rule in the wake of the Pete Caroll hiring. Sure Seattle says that Leslie Frazier was a true candidate for the head coaching job, but does anyone buy that? Sounds like they went straight for Pete, and Frazier was only considered because of the rule. Like I said in my piece on Pete moving, just a waste of everybody’s time bringing him into interview…

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5 responses to “Monday Morning Randomness

  • tophatal


    Forgive me if I’m not overly enamored with any of the sporting events that took place over the weekend. But an army buddy of mine on leave from Iraq , returned home to find that his wife had been sexually assaulted over the weekend. Events such as that don’t take a back seat to sports at all !

    What I did as such take in was seeing the Cowboys wipe the carpet with the Eagles and my Pats get bit_h slapped like the bit_hes they deserved to be , after that monstrous performance !

    Alan Parkins

    • chappy81

      Yeah, I just wanted to write about something, and didn’t really have much on any one of these events, so I just grouped them together. Sorry to hear about your buddy and his wife. That sounds like a terrible situation.

      • tophatal


        That’s what’s so f_cked up about this all, he’s off fighting for his country and his wife can’t even remain safe in their own damn home in this country. How friggin’ screwed up is that ?

        I can tell you this , it makes me rethink my whole thing of not having gun in my home. As ex military I saw enough death , having served in Ireland with the British military. The IRA and the atrocities they carried out could teach Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, a thing or two. The only real weapons I have in my home are my collection of swords. Ranging from katana’s to to Samurai pieces that I’ve collected over the years.

        Bob Arum is an a_s for still not trying to get a Mayweather Pacquiao bout off the ground . If he thinks that anyone is going to ‘shell out’ anywhere between $39-95- $49-95 to Pacquiao fight Joshua Clottey , then he’s sadly mistaken. The fans want to see ‘a fight’ not some undercard, because that is what this bout will essentially become.

        Alan Parkins

        • chappy81

          You should write a blog post about it! I hope they catch whoever assaulted your friend’s wife! There’s are plenty of disturbing things going on nowadays that enforce that we should be able to have guns in our home.

          Yeah, Bob is stupid to think he’ll get anywhere near the viewers he expected for Mayweather Pacquiao. Why would you want to pay to see Clottey get destroyed for two rounds!?! What a waste of time and money…

  • tophatal

    chappy 81

    That’s something I may well do at a later date concerning the justice system at large.

    As to a Clottey Pacquia bout , that’s simply promoter Bob Arum’s way of telling us that he’s still in charge. That fight’ll be a complete joke ! I’d rather see a dwarf tossing contest than witness that bulls_it !

    Alan Parkins

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