JOE GIBBS REALLY DOESN"T LIKE PATRICK RAMSEY. I guess getting clotheslined was the straw that broke Ramsey's, uh, neck. It gave Joe Gibbs the opportunity to put "Scott" Brunell in the game and not look back. Ramsey says he'll be fine to play next week....but apparantly Gibbs doesn't care as he has named Brunell the starter for Monday night's game in Dallas. Ah, just what we need. A QB controversy in WEEK TWO when we play our hated rivals [who we cannot beat] on Monday night. And not just any Monday night....but the one that houses the Hurricane Katrina benefit.
IF YOU ARE GONNA HOLD OUT...THEN HOLD OUT. Javon Walker held out for more money. In the NFL, the team can cut you at any time and you get nothing. So I agree that a player could/should be able to hold out if it is warranted. Walker was getting paid scraps...and he's one of the best WRs in the league. However, when camp started, he arrived with a smile on his face and never bothered anyone about it since. Oh, then he tears up his ACL in the first game of the season and is done for the year. Maybe that's why these guys hold out, huh? So when 2006 rolls around, remember this when someone making far under market value wants to redo his deal.
ROGER CLEMENS IS MY NL CY YOUNG WINNER. I've fought over this in my head for a bit. I wanna give it to Chris Carpenter, who's a 20-game winner on the NL's top team. All his stats look great. But Clemens has pitched better. His ERA is the NL's lowest since Doc Gooden in 1985. And that is pitching at Minute Maid Park. He's allowed only 5 earned runs in 13 games pitched on the road. The Astros have been shutout in EIGHT of his starts...including FIVE games that ended 1-0. I wouldn't mind if Carpenter got it just because, hey, Clemens has enough of them. But, with all things considered, The Rocket deserves the award.
OH, AND MY PICK FOR THE SERIES... St. Louis Cardinals over Anaheim Angels
THE NFC STILL SUCKS. Let's see. Of the teams that made the NFC playoffs last year....only the Falcons won. And they played the Eagles, another playoff team.
SEE YA MIKE! The five hottest seats in the coaching profession lie in Minnesota, Seattle, Green Bay, Denver and St. Louis. All of those teams lost. All of those teams were in the playoffs last year. All of those coaches are named Mike. And who beat these vaunted teams?? Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Detroit, Miami and San Francisco. Who do those teams play next week?? Cincinnati, Atlanta, Cleveland, San Diego and Arizona.
MY PICK FOR NASCAR'S CHASE FOR THE CUP. Tony Stewart. I told DieCast Dude before the season began that I'm rooting for Stewart to win this thing [well, I drafted him in my fantasy league]. No Gordon....no Little E....and Jimmie Johnson slumping. Go #20!!!
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SKEDDIE LOOKS GOOD. Man, what a NCAA pigskin lineup we've had! After a sizzling FSU-Miami game on Labor day....and that Notre Dame-Michigan game plus the epic Texas-Ohio State battle....I can excuse the NCAA for a light schedule this week. Ooops. Tennessee heads to Florida. Florida State heads up to Boston College. Miami takes on Clemson. Oklahoma heads out west to take on UCLA. Oh...and the week after that?? Tennessee at LSU. G-Tech at V-Tech. Iowa at Ohio State. Michigan at Wisconsin. BC at Clemson. And Notre Dame heads to Washington to face Ty Willingham.