Monday, January 29, 2007
TWO MORE YEARS!!
"I've already had talks with them, and I'm hopeful something can get done soon. We'll talk again this week. I think it should be a pretty painless thing."
-Sox 2004 Hero Curt Schilling on WEEI
RUMBLE IN THE FENS 7???
LUCCHINO UP TO HIS SAME OLD HIDDEN BALL TRICKS?
There were indications in Boston that the Todd Helton trade possibility is developing into another power battle between Larry Lucchino and Theo Epstein, who is reluctant to give up young players after trades in the past year in which he sent shortstop Hanley Ramirez and righthanded pitcher Anibal Sanchez in a package to Florida, and righthanded pitcher Cla Meredith to San Diego.
-- Rocky Mountain News
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Trot Trot To Cleveland
Apparently the Jamesian Sox decided that they had had enough of the gutsy, gritty, but often injured leader that was Trot Nixon in a Red Sox uniform. They would rather give $70 million for a similar prototype, the difference being that the new guy is a tin man model missing the proverbial heart and respect of his teammates. I just don't see how having Drew in RF is better than Trot/WMP in RF, with $12 million in the bank for Clemens or another ace at the deadline. After all, any rational Sox fan must fully expect to see WMP in RF for the 60+++ games that Drew will be unable to answer the call anyway.Theo has never had more heat on him than he will if the 2007 team flops, as, finally, this is 100% his team. Let's hope he's right, because last August/September really sucked waiting for the Pats.
This is the end of an era for another reason: Trot was the last player in the organization to be drafted/signed/delivered to the big leagues by sweet Lou Gorman.
-RED SOX NATION
Monday, January 15, 2007
“From my standpoint, there was no more fierce guy than Jim Rice. No one scared me, but Jim Rice got my attention.” . . . -Goose Gossage
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Belichick vs. Marty Scottenheimer in the playoffs may level the playing field for the Patriots
The keys to a Patriots victory:
- Use the dominant defensive line to hold L.T. to around 100 yards and 1 score
- Utilize the stellar ball control skills of Tom Brady to minimize L.T.'s touches
- Still more ball control via the runningback duo of Maroney-Dillon
- The dangerous playoff mind of Bill vs. the post season brain lock that is Marty
- If the ball control works, AND the Pats have 3 or less turnovers, then:
- Philip Rivers will be forced to throw
- Rivers vs. Beligenius
- =PATRIOTS 27, Chargers 24
Saturday, January 06, 2007
“We do a lot of self-scouting after the game - what we did well, what we did poorly - and I (don’t) really evaluate those things,” said Mangini, before deadpanning, “but I thought my handshake was strong. Firm. My dad always told me it’s important to have a good handshake and I try to be consistent with that. I’ve experimented with a couple other different kinds that haven’t worked for me.”
-Jets Coach Eric Mangini
-Pats Runny Kicker Steve Gostkowski
OUR KICKER IS "THE SHIT"
Monday, January 01, 2007
PATRIOTS GET MAD AND EVEN
"Patriots players were particularly incensed at Titans coach Jeff Fisher, whom they believed winked and smiled toward the field after Harrison was injured. Linebacker Tedy Bruschi [stats] charged the Titans sideline before being restrained.
Bruschi declined comment, and Fisher apologized, “if there was a misunderstanding.”
“It was a dirty play,” he reiterated. “I don’t even know the guy (Wade). I don’t even know him. But their whole offensive line is dirty. Their whole offense is dirty. They’re a dirty team.”
Incensed, the Patriots [team stats] went for the jugular. They left their starters in for most of the game and let Vinny Testaverde [stats] throw a 6-yard touchdown to Troy Brown [stats] with 1:45 left." (Herald)