Jason Stark of ESPN.com rips into Alex Rodriguez for refusing to participate in the Derby. There are a couple reasons, after reading his article, that I totally agree. Let me qualify this by saying that I am a fan of the player and man that A Rod is, but I am disappointed recently with his decisions off the field. This is the last derby in Yankee Stadium, and there are no Yankees participating. Why? A Rod says it’s because he doesn’t want to set his swing back 3 weeks and we know he wants that home run record. Jason Starks says that it’s because he doesn’t want to be in the spotlight giving everyone an excuse to do some more Madonna/Rod tabloiding. Maybe they will, but that was his choice for bringing her into it. Maybe they will and maybe they should anyway. If you are going to be dumb, you gotta be tough.
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Every year in late June through the end of August, sports fans, with the exception of die hard baseball fans, experience what could be described as a sports “Dead Zone”. With the end of NCAA Basketball in March and the NBA finals in June, NFL is still months away, and college football doesn’t start until September. OUCH! So we will just sit around and watch reruns on ESPN Classic, Sunshine and FSN dreaming of endzones and pigskins. Baseball is fine for playoffs, but the regular season is Boring, with a capital B. Tennis and golf are OK, but nothing to get your blood pumping every day. We need longer football seasons. No! We need two football seasons. 🙂 The crazy thing is how long the NHL season runs, yet I don’t even watch.
- It’s raining, it’s pouring! I love it when it rains at work. It cools down the power block considerably.
- The 08 Miami Hurricanes Baseball squad has to go down in our history as a big disappointment. I am a big fan, but I have to admit with this much talent we should have gone further. The two teams who beat us were not supposed to go as far as they did. The Canes had the most talent, the most high draft choices, most wins, and fewest losses in the country.
- I had a great time fishing in Boynton Beach on Monday. Read about my first kingfish.
- I wouldn’t mind heading back up there, but we need 5 people on the boat to make it really cheap.
- I found myself rooting for a team in the finals that I don’t like (the Celtics) because they were playing a team that I like even less (I hate the Lakers).
- Why are there so many Super Hero movies out these days? Spiderman, Batman, Superman, X Men, The Hulk, Ironman, and the list goes on and on! Is it because people need something to believe in but they are avoiding God?
- The doldrums of the sports world are officially here. The NBA finals are the last ray of sunshine before the reality of the bleak sports winter sets in. Sometimes we have the CWS to look to, but the Canes screwed that one up. There will be nothing exciting going on until the college football season kicks off.
- I will be working this weekend, so I won’t be at church. That is one of the bummers of working where I do. Working night shift allows me to be at church every week, but working days lets me spend the whole Sunday that I am at church fully awake.
- Blog traffic has been up bigtime over the past week. I am going to post my State of the Blog Address shortly.
- I believe it is going to level off and die back again now that the NBA finals are finished. You won’t believe how many hits my post about Red Auerbach vs Phil Jackson brought in.
- It’s cool to see how many people from LPC are joining the Blogosphere. Especially Billy-barue.
- I’m going to try and attend the Life Pointe 2.0 Seminar. Great idea Trav!
- Last night was my first night at Paul’s life group. We had a great time talking about loving God and loving each other. Joey facilitated and did a great job, although we didn’t quite have enough time to finish. The meatballs were good too.
- Marcela said she will be presenting the Talk Soup this weekend. I am looking forward to that.
We have eliminated FSU, and UGA is next up if Stanford can go ahead and finish them off. Miami will get their revenge against the lucky Bulldogs.
I disagree with the premise of this article. But I do find it interesting that the Canes and the Noles are back where we belong, competing for national glory in a major sport. Conferences do not win championships. Teams win championships. I have no conference pride because I don’t really care about any teams other than the Hurricanes. I get sick of conference arguments because they are usually just crutches to prop up a person’s under performing team.
Miami Hurricanes are the #1 overall seed and will start off against UGA in the opening round of the double elimination tournament.
In case you haven’t seen or heard, the Canes are heading to Omaha for the College World Series for the 11th time out of 15 years. Behind some great defense and some good timely pitching, the Canes 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning were enough to win 4-2 in Game 3 of the Super Regionals against Arizona despite Arizona loading up the bases in the 8th.
After stranding a ton of guys and blowing game 1 to a very scrappy Arizona squad in 11 innings, the Canes came from 4 down in game 2 by hitting the cover off of the ball.
Who would have expected the Canes to win a game against Arizona 4-2? I think that 14-12 would have been a more likely score with Miami’s big hitters. Victor had tickets, and I think he was there. Maybe he can chime in with his report from the stands.