REAL (Sports) TALK – 11/14/07

– On Sunday, Peyton Manning threw 6 INTs and Adam Vinatieri missed two FGs…one of which was a 29-yarder. Yet the Colts lost by only 2 points. The Chargers are really not good. At all.

– Neither are the Giants. Have they even beat an above .500 team all year?

– Names continue to trickle out of the Mitchell investigation. I can’t think of a joke to make here. Are steroids even funny anymore? Mike Golic admitted to using them on air and Mike Greenberg immediately changed topics. I guess that’s mildly amusing. Unlike most of the rest of the show.

– Kenny Mayne is so goddamned awesome. Why doesn’t he anchor Sportscenter more often? I watched for about 5 minutes on Sunday night and during the Colts-Chargers highlights, Manning was shown on the phone after his 12737th INT and Mayne just said in his trademark deadpan delivery, “Peyton setting up another commercial.” Oh yeah, now I remember why Mayne is usually relegated to doing irreverent reports – ESPN sucks. No wonder Dan Patrick left.

– As indifferent as I am towards hockey, seeing it fall out the public consciousness so quickly is a sad story. Seeing NASCAR take its place is just perplexing — and embarrassing for America.

 

– Those announcers for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest weren’t far off with their hyperbolic commentary. Those 12 minutes are still some of the most exciting I’ve seen on television all year. It may not be a sport, but it’s competitive — and awesome. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

– Speaking of competitive non-sports, DirecTV has a channel that seemingly airs gaming competitions half the time. Unlike hot dog devouring, teenage kids playing Halo 2 is NOT compelling television.

– Getting back on topic, the Jets had their best Sunday in over a month. You can’t lose when you don’t play.

– As much as I love David Wright, he didn’t deserve a Gold Glove. I guess going 30-30 makes your defense seem that much better.

– C.C. Sabathia won the AL Cy Young Award. Too bad we all know who the true ace of the league is. Hell, he wasn’t even the best pitcher on his team in the playoffs.

– I’m calling it now: In 20 years, chessboxing will be more popular than its traditional counterparts.

– If Charlie Weis were black, he would have been fired by now.

– Just a day ago, I was debating whether or not to invest myself in the Knicks this year. I guess Stephon Marbury answered that question.

– Omar Minaya is apparently going after Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba. This “Los Mets” thing is really going too far. It’s only a matter of time before David Wright and John Maine are traded for Johan Santana.

– And A-Rod is crawling back to the Yankees, apparently. Looks like Scott Boras overplayed his hand. No one is stupid enough to pay A-Rod $300 million if they know the Yankees aren’t in the bidding.

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~ by CajoleJuice on November 15, 2007.

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