Weak Week In Sports: Pro Bowl Blues, A-Roid & Harbaugh-itis

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NFL: Pro Bowl-NFC Media DayNEW YORK, NY – Its been a Weak Week In Sports. The days leading up to the Super Bowl usually are. It starts with the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, the one that roughly seven people in the world actually watched. If they didn’t play the game and just told people a fake score, I don’t think anyone would notice. Hmm… Perhaps they’ve already done this? Anyway, people get a lot more excited about Puppy Bowls and old Bud Bowls than they do about the Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl has always just been an excuse to send the best players in the league to Hawaii for a week. Why do they ruin everyone’s vacation by making them suit up for a meaningless game? The Pro Bowl has been made even more meaningless in recent years by because it’s before the Super Bowl, precluding players  from the two best teams.

Jim HarbaughSpeaking of the Super Bowl, the line has’t decreased as much as I though it would. The 49ers are favored by 3.5 points, down from 4.5 last week but I like the Ravens to win. I think their defense will contain Kaepernick enough to give Joe Flacco a chance to win it. And I do want the Ravens to win it. Between Jim Harbaugh, who is a dick, Colin Kaepernick, who looks like a dick and Chris Culliver, who just alienated half of San Francisco with his homophobic comments, I don’t know how anyone could root for the 49ers. Plus I’m a Giants fan and I have always hated the 49ers… I Know Ray Lewis is a criminal, but who isn’t in the NFL? And it would be great to see the part of Baltimore that isn’t burned down already destroyed in a post-Super Bowl riot.

ap-flyers-rangers-hockey-4_3_r536_c534On the ice, the Rangers fought back to .500 after dropping their first two games of the season. They’re back on the losing side after getting crushed by the Penguins last night and having trouble creating scoring chances. Plus, they’re taking too many penalties On top of that, captain Ryan Callahan is out for two weeks with a dislocated shoulder. But on the bright side, Rick Nash looks like the real deal. The kid can play, so there’s hope the Blueshirts get going in the scoring department soon. Otherwise, it could be a long season of looking up at the red-hot Islanders and Devils. Seriously, WTF? I spent months just wishing for hockey and now I have to watch the Rangers stutter and the Islanders be good. Be careful what you wish for, I guess.

A-Rod crying Meet_The_MattsThe big story in the baseball this week has been Alex Rodriguez’s implication in another PED scandal. This time he was linked with an “anti-aging” company in Miami purported to distribute HGH. Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera were also linked with the HGH ring. And just to refresh your memory if you’re a goldfish, both Big Bart and the Melk Man were suspended last season for using PEDs. Its a bit ironic that A-Rod, whose hips are as rickety as Bea Arthur’s, is linked with an anti-aging company. Now Brian Cashman and the Yankees are praying that A-Roid commits baseball harakiri before they have to shell out another $114 million for an oft-injured pinch hitter. If he kills himself or just retires, then the insurer will be on the hook for about 85% of the money still owed to Rodriguez. And the Yankees would get under that $189 million luxury tax threshold, while freeing up money to go after free agents. I don’t think we’ll be lucky enough to see A-Rod disembowel himself, so lets just hope he retires.

That’s all for me today. Enjoy the Super Bowl. GO RAVENS!

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Different Matt is our cunning Cornell grad/rugby player. "Diff" joined us just after the switch from being "Mets only" to an all-sports stop. He's a Yankee fan; thus he was "different." Aside from the Yanks, he's a diehard NY Giants, NY Rangers and NY Knicks fan. He also likes long walks on the beach and cappuccinos and nearly died in Las Vegas.
  • Newt Rockne

    “I Know Ray Lewis is a criminal, but who isn’t in the NFL?” That should be a bumper sticker for Ravens fans!

  • http://twitter.com/Cookies_Corner Cookies Corner

    What you’re sellin’ this mornin’ Diff, I ain’t buyin. ‘MURDER’ (or ‘accessory to’) is a different sub set of criminal than all the rest. I mean, Plaxico Buress was put away for awhile for shooting HIMSELF in the leg. Does the justice system think him so GREAT that shooting himself was a crime?!? (Yes… i know the real reason why he was incarcerated.) And don’t get me started on Vick. Dogs and shooting self worse than killing someone else. Makes sense.

    Naturally since the Ravens are the under, they’ll win. I’ll tell you this right now, i will be RUNNING from the TV as SOON as the game is over. If I have to see that idiot Ray Lewis’ face… up come my chicken wings.. and well.. that will just make me REALLY angry to punt some good chicken wings.

    The good news off 1010 WINS is that A-Rod has said he will NOT retire. Awesome. Where is Ray Lewis and his white suit when you need him?

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

      Ray Lewis is not a good person. I’m not trying to sell that. But the next time you watch Rudy, remember that Charles Dutton killed someone and went to jail before he became an actor. A lot of people do a lot of stupid stuff when they’re young and are not vilified as much as you’re vilifying Lewis, who obstructed justice.

      • http://twitter.com/Cookies_Corner Cookies Corner

        OK. So, just read Charles Dutton. That was manslaughter during a fight. He served his time… but really should have been put back in prison for the TV series ‘Roc.’

        I manslaughter is like ‘oops.. i killed you/i’m so selfish I did something that killed you (DWI..a la Broderick and Brandi) as opposed to murder.. which is ‘I’m going to f*cking KILL you now.’ I’ll give my opinion on Lewis (despite what the conviction is) and say I think he’s ‘I’m going to f*cking KILL you now, as I stand in this white suit. Wait… bad move with the suit. Make the suit disappear’ and then after he got the ‘obstruction of justice’ slap on the wrists and paid the civil suit ‘Yes I killed him,’ money, he did what comes naturally to people who have done awful things and want to be forgiven… he found God.

        Yea.. now i’m sure i pissed off plenty enough people. Happy Friday!!

        • Yankee Joe

          Cookie baby want a rub down? Come to daddy Cookie baby dont be angry.

          • http://twitter.com/Cookies_Corner Cookies Corner

            OK kids. New game we’re playing here… first person to bring me Ray Lewis’ head… wins. (JUST KIDDING. MtM Censors and Management do not condone MURDER. The people that tried to put together a case against Ray Lewis might.. but not this site.)

          • Cam James

            I can arrange quite a few different “accidents”.

      • Sam’s-A-Fan

        Diff, I’ve got to go with Cookie on this one. Whatever part Born Again Ray played in the murder cannot be written off as the stupid stuff most of us do when we’re young. For a lot of us, myself included, the stupid stuff threatens others when we get behind the wheel when we shouldn’t, but in Lewis’ case there is anger and hostility behind it which I think removes from anyone the just being stupid defense! Add to that the embarrassing can of whup-ass the Lewis-led Ravens opened up on us in 2K and there’s no forgiveness in my Big Blue heart.

  • Sensei Cam James

    I believe the more common work for Harakiri is Suppoku. And he is too prideful for suppoku. Suppoku is commited by men of honor who have shamed themselves and their master and are showing contrition for their failures. While A-roid has shamed everyone he is not a man of honor and he surely feels no contrition.

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

      I’m afraid you’re right Sensei. A-Rod is not a man of honor and would never meet an honorable end.

      • Cam James

        A-roid would off himself with the needle…. o wait. he already did!

    • Sam’s-A-Fan

      Suppoku is too hard for me. I’m going to stick to the Daily Jumble.

  • http://twitter.com/JunoirBlaber Junoir Blaber

    I am still not sold on Nash. 6 pts is decent but him and that line should be on fire. Also Call me when it is playoffs, I am tired of Regular season studs that are playoff duds

    • Big Blue 56

      Nash is solid. Both ends of the ice. Give it time.

  • AngryWard

    I can’t believe Vijay Singh is getting a pass here with all of this PED stuff. I’ve been saying for years that the guy’s a deer antler doper. Also, I’m not a praying man (usually) but I really, really, really hope that the Yankees have to honor the entirety of A-Rod’s contract. It would serve them right. Even Yankee fans would have to admit that. They knew full-well what they were doing and getting when they extended him. Cashman didn’t want to do it. Yankees brass wanted it done. Eat it scumbags. Sit down at your long gold banquet table and eat it.

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

      I don’t think a day goes by when Brian Cashman doesn’t say to Hal, Hank, and Levine “I told you so”

    • http://twitter.com/Cookies_Corner Cookies Corner

      Hey.. Angry Ward… regarding your recent ‘prayer’ and ‘really, really, really hope,’… screw you and the deer antlers you rode in on. You loved ARod as a Mariner.. then hated him forever when he left. I’ve hated him since day one, so you go take your bag of sour grapes and GLUG GLUG GLUG from it. Me and Ichiro salute you.

      • AngryWard

        Go kill Ray Lewis.

  • bosoxbruins04

    It’s time to go back to when a player’s vice was staying out past curfew and smoking cigs in the dugout tunnel. Every player is like a cartoon character.

  • WestCoastCraig

    Frog Ray Lewis. And I hope A-Rod hits fifty home runs this year.

    • AngryWard

      I think Cookie’s only justification for murder would be if Ray Lewis were on the receiving end of it.

      • http://twitter.com/Cookies_Corner Cookies Corner

        FINALLY. Someone gets it. BINGO.

  • Ed Koch

    How’m I doin?

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