Beach Party Tonight, Icky Woods, NFL News, Jeter, Mets and Serena

a little West Coast sunrise for your Monday Morn.
A little West Coast sunrise for your Monday.

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 9.39.55 AMPOINT MAGU, (you’ve done it again!) – Pardon me folks, but I’m still feeling a little crispy after a weekend camping up over the Ventura County line by this glorious beach… turned death trap. Hurricanes off of Baja have rippled into enormous waves pounding the California coast; good news for pro surfers and drone cameras, bad news for the real-life Baywatch life guards, who must be exhausted racing out and dragging ashore all the folks who wandered innocently into the shockingly powerful rip-currents – like Sterling Hayden in The Long Goodbye – including three from our own party! The waves were really crashing, like your browsers after trying those links I just threw your way.

00d/45/arve/g2517/080It was a weekend without much media connection: A vacation from the grind of worrying about sports and just long enough to miss:
-My fantasy baseball season coming mercifully to an ignominious, injury-riddled end.
-The Yankees getting shut out twice by the Royals, their slim hopes of catching that last wild card spot dwindling further (though yesterday they smartly chipped in early for the Derek JeterThank You For Avoiding Any PED Scandal” Victory Lap… brought 2 you by Nike: show the Captain you’ll always remember him by buying our gear! Hopefully that leaves the rest of the month to maybe concentrate on some baseball?
-The Mets winning their third straight series.
Serena Williams win another US Open, her 18th Grand Slam title in the last fifteen years (I hope she keeps playing forever, and never ends up on Biggest Loser like the now 300 plus pound Zina Garrison is this year…
-And… judging from his return in a new Geico commercial, Icky Woods’ shuffle threatens seismic activity these days. Time makes fools of us all, or so the saying goes.

It's been so long since Ivory scored he mistimed his taunting and almost pulled a Lett.
It’s been so long since Ivory scored he mistimed his taunting and almost pulled a Lett.

Returning to civilization, I  flipped on the AM radio I eagerly welcomed back the NFL season with… the Raiders/Jets three-and-out snooze-fest??? Both teams feature reclamation projects at RB, but who would’ve guessed the best of the bunch would be Chris Ivory? Remember when Chris Johnson, Maurice Jones Drew and Darren McFadden were fantasy studs? Neither do I…and the season may be over for the Raiders already. Sure it’s just one game into it, but, yes, your season is over.

You too, St. Louis Rams, you’ve got a third string QB going now, and all the pins that held the hopes of a vaunted defense were popped out at home by a dynamite Cordarelle PattersonAngry Ward’s Vikes suddenly have a legitimately scary combo with actual Nordic sounding surnames, befitting their team heritage – between Patterson and Adrian Peterson (up in Valhalla, Peter and Patter must be proud)… Who else is leaving the playoff conversation so soon? The Chiefs have nobody to throw to, all those first picks that went to Jamal Charles in fantasy drafts this last week were smothered by a stuffed box, and their defense is down two key members already…. Get in your woodies and head to the beach; enjoy the rest of the summer while you still can… Who else is invited? Could it be the Patriots? Uh… no, I’m not going there yet. The Dolphins need to do the same thing in New England later on in the year when it’s not so nice out for it to really count.

By then, however it’ll be too late for beach parties.

Come back for a man that is The Hef of Jersey Shore beach Parties, Grinding Ax Walter Hynes, tomorrow.

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West Coast Craig reports from Hollywood with an endearingly laid back style. A happily married father of two little boys, WCC has an avocado tree in his yard, plays the hot corner in a "Valley" hardball league and always manages to take cool sports-related mini road-trips, often with his immediate clan. He hails from Oneonta, NY but has been "So very L.A." for twenty years, so his sports teams are the Yankees AND the Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the L.A. Lakers and the Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques. WCC loves bacon-wrapped hotdogs and can touch his heel and his ear... with his hand.