Matt Carberry (kingpin248) wrote,
Matt Carberry

T-sub-blood rising...

So as I'm sitting here watching SportsCenter in the aftermath of the Manny Ramírez trade, I hear some reactions from sports radio in Los Angeles. Once of the callers opined that Manny was not going full throttle because he had "economic uncertainty," being as he wasn't certain to be under contract beyond this year. (The Red Sox had an option for 2009, but the chances of it being exercised were effectively nil.) I heard that and was like, "excuse me?" The man made twenty million American dollars this year! He has made $160 million over the guaranteed length of the contract. If there's any such uncertainty in the Ramírez family, it'd have to be with his grandkids. If that was what the Red Sox were going to get from him, I can understand why they'd want to deal him - a guy who shoves your traveling secretary to the ground might not be worth the clubhouse trouble, no matter how many runs he can drive in.

And Brett Favre? What a mess. He should never have retired if there was ANY possibility that he'd want to play this season. And by stringing the Packers out for as long as he did, he's diverted all the attention in Green Bay away from the Pack's chances this season. But there's a stockpile of blame sitting on the other side as well. I understand that the Packers want to move forward, but they made the mistake of painting themselves into a corner by declaring that Rodgers was their starter. They knew how fickle Favre has been in the last few offseasons; they should have been willing to consider an open competition for the starting quarterback job. Now they're considering trading him to the Vikings or Bears. If they really want him to be free of their organization, they may have to simply release him.

Further rising my blood temperature is a site concerning matters not related to player personnel. It also falls into the category of "how in the hell did I not know about this?" ... Most choice. In fact, I'm flipping over to NESN right now in the hope of seeing Heidi Watney...YES! WINNER!
Tags: insanity, sports, women

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