Last Day Of March Sports Ramblings From Our Sports Professor

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Oops, he's going right by me . . .

END OF THE ROPE, USA –  Linsanity has died down. A stubborn losing streak and horrific assist-to-turnover ratio will do that.

The Rangers are still being ignored. When you play over 80 regular season games and then let sixteen teams into the playoffs, not too many people care until after the first round of the playoffs. Their time will come.

Opening Night in Japan didn’t count. Not because it was in Japan. That part’s kinda cool. Because it was between two marginal teams, the Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners, and because it came a full week before the regular season actually begins on April 5th. Once again, MLB found a way to make no one care.

The NFL off-season melodrama surrounding the Saints isn’t that interesting a story.  hey had a bounty? Guess what . . . lots of teams have done that over the years. Yeah, sure, it’s wrong, but I’m not going to pretend I’m shocked, or even surprised. And no, I don’t really care if Bill Parcells comes in and does a half-assed job of coaching the team while Sean Payton spends his suspension making easy coin working in a television studio. The next thing to matter, the  draft, is still almost a month away, and even that’s a ridiculous hype job that’s become all but impossible to actually watch. NFL in March is meaningless.

A little Tuna Etoufee?

Final Four. Yeah, that’s pretty good.  If I still cared.  But ya know what? My brackets busted, I don’t have any skin in this game, and honestly, I’m bored with the slate of usual suspects. Nothing against teams like Kansas and Kentucky, but quite frankly, once you eliminate the gambling aspect, this thing’s a lot more interesting when you have a team like Butler, Virginia Commonwealth, or George Mason wearing a glass slipper. Instead, we just have the same old, same old, and it makes you wonder why there were 64 to begin with. Even the vaunted Louisville-Kentucky rivalry isn’t enough to rile me. You know why?  Not from Kentucky. Or anywhere remotely near Kentucky. Passed through there once on my way from Michigan to New Orleans. Very beautiful. And I don’t care.

So what have I got, here on the last day of March? An opportunity to enjoy some beautiful spring weather unencumbered by any spectator sports action. I don’t gotta pay no attention to nothin’. Just go out and enjoy the weekend. Crap. Looks like rain.

When’s the NHL post-season starting?  Go `Gers!

Cheesy Bruin is a bright ray of sunshine tomorrow.

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Mattville's George Plimpton, The Public Professor, is indeed a real, honest-to-goodness, legitimate professor at a major Maryland university. But because he doesn't have a cell phone or cable, he's crazy enough to be with us. A member of Angry Ward's Urban Spur Posse, the terrorized Bronx graffiti artist's by correcting their grammar. His loves? The Yankees, Knicks, NY Rangers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also has a real website: ThePublicProfessor.com (http://www.thepublicprofessor.com/).
  • AngryWard

    You just poured my heart out, Prof. We need to get you back up to NY in a couple of weeks for a poker game at Opium Den’s.

  • MeetTheMatts

    The Public Professor: Grote2DMax has had Larry King on here a number of times but you… You ARE Larry King – just better… and smarter. Your random Professorial Sports Thoughts are sublime! And we always love pix of Big Tuna with his CG. (A-Dubya and/or any rugby player can translate)… Did you see the nose tackle pitching for jg clancy’s A’s vs A-Dubya’s Mariners??? Not sure who he is but he looked a bit like Fat Bart [Fart] Colon – which is NOT an aftershave.

    • http://twitter.com/TheTallMatt TheTallMatt

       CG – first word is another word for rooster that starts with a ‘c’ and the second word is ‘gut’.

  • vinny from brooklyn

    if parcells was going to coach it should be jets

  • Maecel Dionne

    Rangers just keep responding despite their lack of real firepower. They remind me of the Devils during Brodeur’s prime years. Another impressive win last night.

    • http://ThePublicProfessor.com The Public Professor

      Wow, now there’s a left-handed compliment.

    • Johnny Rox

      Lack of REAL firepower??? LOL

      The Playoffs must be close!!!
      I LOVE it!

      Have ya ever heard of Marian Gaborik?

  • MeetTheMatts

    Lin a flash in the pan?

    • AngryWard

      You mean flash in the wok.

      • Janicewest3

        You are bad! Lol

      • RAM RULES

        stick a chopstick in him… he is done

        • http://twitter.com/Different_Matt Different Matt

          We’re on a slippery slope here, fellas

  • http://twitter.com/Different_Matt Different Matt

    Rangers haven’t looked very good lately but they keep winning. Guess thats the sign of a good team when you can win ugly. Nothing ugly about last nights game though. The hapless Habs were played off the ice. Gaborik and Richards are playing great together. Lets stay hot going into the playoffs.

  • http://twitter.com/CheesyBruin Cheesy Bruin

    Hey Professor, allow me to make things worse….the NCAA Tournament is now up to a field of 68!  The marketing bastards call it the First Four.  Egads! 

    I do think we’re due to have a NC State or Villanova type upset in the final game this year, don’t you?!?

  • Grote2Dmax

    MLB always does something dumb to screw up opening day.  Just let the Reds open on the first Monday in April and then start everyone else on Tuesday or Wednesday.  Where has all the tradition gone?

    • RAM RULES

      i think selig and goodell are each trying to keep up with the joneses.  Goodell throws out london and selig says ahh not so fast i got Tokyo.  Its a giant pissing match.  Meanwhile their bread and butter fan base is ignored and consequently gets bored.  Goodell has the super bowl winner play on the first thursday and selig has the World series champ play first wednesday.  

      these two guys need a room or a ruler.  either they are incahoots or they need a final measurement

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junoir-Blaber/512502691 Junoir Blaber

    People will take note of the Rangers. The Bangwagon will get heavy real fast!!

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