Blaber’s Blabberings: DeAndre Jordan fiasco, The Gold Cup, and Fantasy Football

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deandre-jordan-twitterBUFFALO, NY – Welcome to the Queen City! It is time for the Taste of Buffalo Food Festival. So with a full schedule of gorging set up for today, there won’t be a lot superfluous talk from the good Deacon today. With that said, today we will cover the DeAndre Jordan fiasco, The Gold Cup, and fantasy football.

DeAndre Jordan Fiasco: In case you weren’t aware, the LA Clippers big man made a verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks, only to renege and re-sign with the Clippers.  It is not a big deal overall since it happens in the NBA more than many fans know. However, in this world of immediate news and social media, there are no small ordeals.

Twitter was set on fire when Jordan’s Clippers teammates and potential Mavericks teammates started battling  on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook over the fate of the shot blocker and 30% free throw shooter. Fans watched as both sides duked it out in their attempt to sway Jordan one way or the other. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a huge twitter following. It made for riveting Twitter-watching not seen since the OJ Bronco chase. In the end it was nothing more than a storm in a teacup.

2015-gold-cupThe Gold Cup: The Gold Cup is the championship for CONCACAF, the regional soccer federation that covers North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Oddly enough this tournament is held every two years and it must always be held in the USA for it to be financially profitable. The favorites are of course the USA and Mexico who have met in the last 3 finals. The tournament is designed that way since the two sides are in two different sides of the bracket. In the USA’s first two games they have been unimpressive in edging Panama and Haiti of all teams. This does not bode well for ‘Murikka if we are struggling against the tomato cans of the Soccer world. The boys need to tighten up the ship really fast and soon.

Will-Ferrell-memeFantasy Football: So I swore off watching football. I was tired of the hypocrisy that was the NFL. However, here I am back dealing with the NFL. I am doing fantasy football again-and two leagues no less!

I realized why I came back. I came back because of my friends. In both leagues, I realized I am back for the banter and talk with friends. One league is filled with Rugby guys I played with in college, the other with guys I played with after college. With everyone scattered to the 4 winds of life this is the only chance we get to talk or catch-up. It may seem simple but there is a beauty in it.

Finally before I go for the day, I want to do two things. I want to congratulate the USA women’s soccer team on winning the Women’s World Cup in such dominant fashion. In a complete and sexist 180, and for good entertainment, I recommend all our gentlemen readers go onto google images and type in the name Yanet Garcia.

That’s it for now, come back tomorrow for Cheesy Bruin!

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Junoir Blaber is from Ghana but was transplanted to the Bronx as a young lion chaser. Blaber is the Rain Man of Meet The Matts and is a featured contributor on MTM global partner, Rugby Wrap Up. The name "Junoir" is not a cool African name. Instead, Blaber mis-typed "Junoir" on his Facebook page. But proving that two wrongs indeed do make a right, he embraced his new persona - [June-noire]... Manute Bol is his uncle and his teams are the Mets, Jets, Knicks & NY Rangers... And Manchester United. He knows soccer. [Vomit]. P.s... He has webbed toes and came be followed on Twitter here: @JunoirBlaber

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