Grinding Ax: NFL Free Agency Frenzy, March Madness Mayhem

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 22: A Cleveland Browns fan looks on against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 22, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions came from behind to defeat the Browns 38-37. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

White House, NJNFL Free Agency is kicking off , therefore, we get to witness intelligent owners, GM’s and coaches acting amorously towards a group of players who are ready to break ties with the teams and fans who supported them. It’s truly Reality TV playing out before us. Some will hit the proverbial lotto, inking deals that defy common sense! Others will find out that their inflated egos and narcissistic self worth are not in tune with the rest of the world.  I’m always amazed but rarely surprised when these annual transactions seldom turn out benefiting the new team. The curse of the huge contract rears it head season after season.  Some teams love the splash that they make only to drown in their own regret!

Why can’t we sign LeBron? (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

This year will prove out my theory and has already begun. Who is dumber than the Cleveland Browns?  The Chicago Bears! They just signed Mike Glennon to a three-year, 45 million contract. Compare that Mensa Move to a reasonably thrifty move by John Lynch and the 49ers. They signed Brian Hoyer to a two-year 12 million dollar deal. That’s backup money for a guy with a winning starting record. (16-15) It leaves the door open for the possibility of dealing for Kirk Cousins who asked to be traded. “You like that!”

I can’t quit you?

Brokeback Tony Romo thought that he was free to go and explore his worth with contenders. Well, Jerry Jones had visions of grandeur regarding the future Ring of Honor version of Danny White. The problem for bug eyes is that the teams with a tepid interest are NOT willing to give up anything for Heartbreak Tony. Houston and Denver are willing to wait Jerry Jones out.

Big Blew… Brandon Marshall can be a blessing and a curse for the Giants & Eli Mannng.  The talent level at wide receiver is certainly impactful. The question is will the sideline turn into a free for all ?

The Jets… well don’t expect much in free agency from Gang Green. They are in sell mode.  Prepare for another year of discount ticket deals on Stub Hub and EBay.

The ” Wright” Stuff

March Madness has begun and the prognosticators are puking predictions.  I’m going to wait until the brackets are finalized before I pick my Final Four. I will be at MSG tonight for the Big East semi finals.  Villanova looked well prepared today as they dismantled Chris Mullin’s St. Johns Red Storm 108-67…  The Wildcats look ready to take a number one seed and have a realistic chance of defending their title. Unlikely, but not impossible. Exciting basketball for sure for those of us who love college hoops!

Chime in with your disparaging remarks and unwanted opinions!

Stay tuned for Small Matt’s expose’ on Women’s Rugby and the men who play it.


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"Grinding Ax" Walter Hynes (GAW) comes from the same Sports Royalty bloodlines as Short Matt... He's heaving hatchets off the heads of any deserving Sports Personalities... His favorite teams are the NY Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys, NY Jets and Manchester United... A suburban husband and father of two, Walter understands what it takes to be a second-guessing, sideline-heckling parent and coach.