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Monday Armchair QB

It was a second week of disappointment for the Dolphins.  Last year, the fins managed one solitary win in 16 tries, and that win came against the Ravens.  The result of the season was a pink slip for Cam Cameron.  Baltimore gambled and hired Cameron as their own coach.  Cameron showed his appreciation to the Dolphins by strolling in town and taming the “wildcat”.  Ronnie Brown’s 4 consecutive game touchdown streak was haulted as Cam and the Ravens won 27-13.

In St. Louis, Steven Jackson finally had his big break out game of the season as the Rams destroyed the Cowboys.  Jackson accounted for 160 yards and 3 TD’s.  My fantasy stud receiver TO came up with a spectacular 30 yards.

How bout them Tampa Bay Devil Rays?  In game 7, they disposed of the Red Sox and are now headed to the Super Bowl of Major League Baseball, known as the World Series.  I predict record low viewership between the Rays and the Phillies.

There is a strong possibility that yours truly, a guru of fantasy football will lose to a team missing three players in his line up.  How embarrassing.

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A Rod gets ripped. Maybe he deserves it.

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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“Around the horn” and “Through the hoop”

The Marlins have a lower team salary than some individual players’ salaries in the league, however, these young guys are doing the unthinkable. They’re in first place in the division, and have now won 6 in a row. On two occasions I have been burned as a fan of the Florida Marlins. The fire sale in 96 was within days of the first championship. That hurt really bad. Then after a few years, this team puts together another great run, wins another championship, and one after another pieces of that championship are traded away for young and cheap talent. Here we are again, in first place with some decent talent. They just signed Ramirez to 6 years 70 million. I am sure that he won’t be a Marlin much longer, but maybe we can find some way to squeeze out a championship.

As for the NBA, the Celtics have yet to win a single road game. Can they win a championship without winning on the road? I don’t think so.

I admit, I would love to see a return of the greatest NBA rivalry ever with the Celtics taking it to the Lakers, but the Lakers are now tied 2-2 with the Jazz out west, and the Celts can’t win on the road.

The Pistons have shown an ability to win without Billups and that really is a good sign if you are a Piston’s fan. If they get rolling, they can challenge in the east. With the help of some bad calls and a bit of choking from Orlando, they squeaked out a 90-89 win on the road to go up 3-1.

The Spurs are back on track with a solid win against the Hornets. The series stands 2-2, but the Spurs have to win one in New Orleans to take the series. It’s a tall order, but I have faith in Duncan, Manu, and TP.

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