Alllllberrrrrtooooo Del Rrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiioooooooooo!
Before I begin, I should probably let you know that I’m aware wrestling is staged. I’m not a 25-year old man still residing in la-la-land where wrestling is real and nothing is scripted, I’ve known the truth since I was an eight year-old boy whose slightly older cousin ruined it for him. I’m still a little pissed about that, Steve, but I still wish you well as a newlywed, you and Nicole are great together.
I know WWE has a creative team and I know half of their names. As a viewer over the past 19 years, I’ve been more of an analyst of the product of professional wrestling than I have been a fan. I get frustrated when their employees wrestle a crappy match, even more annoyed when they tell a crappy story, and absolutely furious when they give Triple H another title reign so people will put him and Ric Flair in the same conversation.
But more than anything, I’ve been unable to completely abandon a product that was such a significant part of my childhood. Nowadays, I often lose touch with what the wrestling business puts on television week in and week out, but as I’ve grown older I’ve realized one truth about my relationship with professional wrestling that will stand for as long as I am alive. View full article »
Kolb can keep the visor, but the Eagles will probably want the helmet back.
According to a league source, the Philadelphia Eagles will apply the franchise tag to Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick next month. The move will ensure that Vick remains an Eagle for the duration of the 2011 season, and conventional wisdom suggests that in that time frame, the Eagles will work to sign Vick to a long-term deal.
In the meantime, I’m sure Vick will be pretty happy making approximately $20 million next season, which is about the average salary of the five highest-paid players at his position. That’s what a franchise tag entails, so I’m sure Vick’s debtors are smiling right now. View full article »
Cliff Lee's best days could be ahead of him. Brian Cashman's mouth could ensure that his are behind him.
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was asked a question yesterday that he never should have answered. During a luncheon sponsored by New York’s WFAN Radio yesterday, Cashman was asked whether or not Derek Jeter would finish his new Yankees contract in the outfield.
He replied in the affirmative.
Here, he answers a question about a freshly-signed integral part of their franchise and delivers an answer that isn’t going to help anything. Jeter signed a three-year, $51 million deal with a fourth-year option. When the press conference was held in December, Jeter used the word ‘angry’ to describe the tone of his talks with the Yankees in working towards the new contract, but said he would put any bad feelings behind him.
So, if Jeter is willing to do that, why would Cashman even address a question like this? He knows the market his team is in and he is more than aware of the popularity of his long-tenured shortstop. This was careless and borderline classless and that’s putting it lightly. View full article »
I mean, I would have rather spent the $10 million on a right fielder or bullpen guy, but… this is might fancy lookin’.
This is the nicest-looking design the Phillies have released yet for the new scoreboard for the 2011 season, and I thought I’d just it share it with y’all. Yep, I said “y’all”.
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