El BARIO, EL BRONX – Don’t call it a comeback! Been writing for years! Rocking wit my peers, enough to shed tears.
Apologies to LL Cool J, but I couldn’t think of a better intro. I have been gone for 3 weeks and every second for good cause. Wedding, Honeymoon, Funeral! It appears a lot can happen in 3 weeks. Such as…
Mets Clinch National League East: Wow, I couldn’t believe it! It had been so long (9 years) no one could believe it. “Cespedes and the rest of us Mets fans” did though. Fair play to Real Sandy Alderson since we slagged him off so much. In fact, as I write this, the Mets just finished off the Dodgers in LA to take game one of the NLDS! Oh, yeah, um…the other team in town also played a wild card game or something too and went out with a whimper.
NHL: Hockey is back!! This will be the year for the Rangers. The Blueshirts looked good on opening night!! Rick Nash is looking like the regular season stud he always does. Long season ahead but let’s enjoy the games while we can. MTM staff outing anyone? Weekend matinee is my suggestion.
NFL: Welcome back football! The NFL is back and their shenanigans have been forgotten for the moment. The NY Jets are 3-1 and all looks lovely. They will collapse but we’ll keep the faith anyway. The Giants after a rough start are 2-2. Tom Brady and the Cheatriots are still around and undefeated. I can’t wait for a deep throat style snitch to take down the NFL. It’s coming. And it’s aimed right at Roger Goodell. The first month of this season has been eerily quiet and uneventful. Hmmmm…
NBA: Apparently it is now the NBA pre-season. I am not thrilled at all. The Knicks will suck. There was a Carmelo Anthony interview recently where he looked incredibly “un-thrilled” and seemed to be dreading the coming season. I have no idea why he was re-signed but we can assume it was because of Jimmy Dolan. Coach Derek Fisher is involved in some weird love triangle with his old teammate Matt Barnes‘ ex-wife, who to be fair is good looking, but still, Coach. A little discretion? Barnes drove 95 miles just to “kick Fisher’s ass.” Apparently he did. Not good behavior for a highly paid head coach. And not great optics for Fisher, the NBA, and especially not for the Knicks and Phil Jackson.
Rugby: The 2015 Rugby World Cup has kicked off. The pool stages are almost done. It has been a good start with some small upsets, a big upset and competitive matches. There has been some blatant injustices and for the first time ever the hosts were knocked out in pool play as they were in the group of death.
It has been a crazy last 3 weeks and it could get crazier still. I am glad to be back and look forward to ranting on MTM for a long time to come.
Stay tuned for Cheesy Bruin, tomorrow!