EL BARIO, BRONX – “Venegence is mine sayth the lord!” Welcome to the Church of JB. I am Deacon Blaber and I will control the podium for the next… little while. In today’s sermon, we will discuss how the righteous one has blighted the season for the NY Giants, while enlightening the NY Jets season. In addition, we discuss the the influence Fantasy Football has in our lives. We we also visit the longer-than-eternity baseball season and the cold as hell start to the hockey season for NY hockey fans.
But first… Giants fans. An interesting start to the season. 2 years removed from Super Bowl glory and we have abject failure. Dead last and winless to start the season. Things are so bad fans hope to at least finish 4-12, though 3-13 or worse seems very plausible. As a Jets fan, I have suffered through 3-13 and 1-15 seasons, I wish that on no fan. Well, maybe Patriots fans! However, considering all the talk of from all corners on how much the Jets would suck – and Geno who? – The Butt Fumble somehow seems long forgotten. There is more than a little dance of joy going on in my place. The Jets aren’t in first place yet but if Cam James can all of sudden be a psychic, why not Junoirdamus.
As I watched the Giants lose on Thursday, I was upset. Not because they were losing or that the Bears weren’t trying to seal the game. I was upset because Matt Forte wasn’t in the game and touching the ball. Matt Forte is on my Fantasy Football team and I wanted at least 15-18 points – instead of the measly 11.9 he got me. That is the danger with Fantasy Football, it warps your viewing. Whether it’s your team or someone else’s team, you want more throws to your receiver or running back. I have seen a friend get upset after his Favorite team beat his Fantasy team. By the way – by “friend,”I mean me.
What I don’t watch to take my mind off of things is baseball. I don’t hate it, but I am not an ardent fan like I am with other sports and soccer. With my Metsies being no good, it also makes it tough to watch. If it wasn’t for this website, I would have no idea who was playing and winning these games. As for the LCS match-ups, here are my thoughts: I want LA to beat St. Louis because I hate Carlos Beltran, I hate the South and Cam James has yet to buy me a drink after I wing-manned for him. Plus, if Donnie Baseball wins it all, the angst it will cause Yankee fans will be delicious. Not to mention talk of firing Giradi and bringing Donnie home… In the AL, its Detroit v Boston. You gotta go for De-Twai! The city is filing for bankruptcy so why not give them something to cheer about.
Boston has won enough as a city. The terrorist attack is old news and my sympathy for them as a city is done. I am back to saying, frack Bosto, despite agreeing to buy a Sawx fan a drink just because of our shared hatred of the Yanks. Whenever a World Series Champion is crowned, it will have taken too long!
Speaking of hockey, boy does it suck right now to be a NY hockey fan. All three teams are struggling. I don’t count the Devils cause they rep, Dirty Jerz (pardon me while I spit)… It’s a long season and the Rangers are too good not to find form. The Islanders are well … the same Islanders they have been for God knows how many seasons. The Sabres need to get rid of Ruff and get some fresh blood and ideas going. You know what they say about the definition of insanity.
Speaking of insane, tomorrow will feature the only man I know to be crazy enough to take on the Big C and think he can (and win he did), Cheesy Bruin!
That is it for now, feel free to comment below and come back tomorrow for the hottest NFL Handicapper on the planet, Cheesy Bruin. If you want to read more of my ramblings you can find them on RugbyWrapUp.com, look for and “Like” our Facebook Rugby Wrap Up Page and follow us on Twitter @RugbyWrapUp and @JunoirBlaber, respectively.
In the meantime… stay low and keep pumping those legs