Saturday, January 3, 2009

Back to Work


The X-Mas vacation is over and the New Years celebration is behind us all and I guess it is time to start blogging again. Before I officially start again, Happy New Years! I hope everyone in the world has a great year that brings them happiness and most importantly peace. Why can't we all just get a long?!

While I was on vacation I was unable/didn't feel the need to find a computer and search out what was happening in the world of professional sports. Yes, I had some updates via the hotel TV but I was more focused on my time to relax without modern technology such as cell phones, TV's, computers, etc. Over a span of two weeks things changed dramatically in the world of sports.

First, NFL Playoffs. As for the followers of this blog, I love watching the NFL during the cold days of winter. Sitting down on Sunday with my buddies, big chunk of meat in the oven, and nothing to do for the entire day is what I call happiness and peace. It is Wild Card weekend and as I write this my man Kurt Warner is trying to lead his Cardinals past the Falcons in their first playoff appearance in, let's say a long time. I was hoping that Warner would attract enough attention and win the NFL MVP award but Mr. Manning of the Colts found a way to take the award. I just thought that bringing the Cardinals into the playoff picture after such a long absence and throwing for 4583yrds, 30TDs, and holding a QB Rating of 96.9 would bring home the trophy.

Make sure to watch the Colts vs. the Chargers for the second game of the day.

Second, Baseball. Everyone is talking about how the Yankees are spending too much money and it isn't fair to the entire league and blah blah blah blah blah. They now have CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, and Mark Teixeira on their payroll, holy shit. That is a lot of money to spend on. We all know baseball is a business and a game second. This is a sad truth. I am all for people making money and spending money the way they see fit but deep down inside of me there is a place where playing sports and watching sports should be completely seperate from business.

I think the internet, newspapers, TV shows, and anything where people can spread their opinions has touched on this topic so I will stop here.

Third, NBA. Well, the new year is here and the NBA seems to be moving along smoothly with the Lakers, Celtics, and Cavs taking on the rest of the NBA. But wait! If you look closely in the Eastern Conference their is a big 3 and I am not talking about Pierce, Allen, and Garnett. The East will come down to the Magic, Cavs, and Celtics. Sorry Pistons fans, I don't think you have a chance to be the one left standing. Oh how I miss my NBA on TV.

Fourth, Hockey. The NHL is on but in my mind it isn't as important as the World Junior Championships being held in Ottawa. Russia vs. Canada. What else can we ask for, well too bad this isn't for the Gold Medal. If you don't have a TV, make sure to head over to TSN.ca and watch it live on the computer. Go NOW!!!! If you happen to be an internet user outside of Canada you are out of luck, you will have to wait until it is over and watch it on-demand.
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