Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The Sox are getting healthy right in time for the stretch run. Clay Bucholz came off the DL today to start for the Sox. SS Jed Lowrie also came off the DL to start at shortstop and give Boston a quality backup middle infielder. Ace Josh Beckett also will come off the DL to start Friday's game in Seattle. The Sox continue to get bodies back and seem to have survived the large amount of injuries as they sit five games out of the division and three out of the wild card. They look to continue to get bodies back as Dustin Pedroia, Victor Martinez, Mike Lowell, and Jacoby Ellsbury get closer to coming back. Lowell is on a rehab assignment with Pawtucket this week while the other three work out with the team.
Beloved analyst Jerry Remy signed a multiyear extension with NESN today which locks up Remy for the next few seasons. It is good NESN didn't let him get away to free agency to create a super team of broadcasters like LeBron,DWade and Bosh.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Update- NHL commish Gary Bettman rejected the deal citing that it circumvents the salary cap rules.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Firstly, according to the ever-excellent Terrier Hockey Fan Blog, BU reportedly struck gold by recieveing a commitment from its first Class of '14er, the highly touted Anthony DeAngelo, a 15-year old right defenseman from New Jersey who currently plays with the Westchester Express. According to US Hockey Report, he is not shy to drop the gloves, and is a fantastic skater with great ice awareness and the potential to be a star powerplay QB. Next year he will team up with another future Terrier, Cason Hohmann on the roster of the USHL's Cerdar Rapids RoughRiders. He will be the youngest player in the league's history.
Several days later, another excellent pickup surfaced in the personage of our second class of '13 member, Adam Erne, according to The Boston Hockey Blog. USHR describes the rising HS sophomore left winger as a power forward type with passing and scoring ability. He also has size and what have been described as "scary" stickhandling skills. I'm looking forward to seeing both on the ice in a couple years.
Speaking of in a couple years....
Oh yes you know you like that.
And one more thing, I don't care what Corey Trivino says from Islanders camp to WTBU about Vinny Saponari mulling the USHL and the QMJHL, I saw #27 and #10 in BU Facilities shirts presumably serving some sort of debt to society on campus over a month after the hammer fell, so I'm like 99% sure at least the younger of the Georgia boys is coming back this fall. I'm just writing it down now so I have a record of saying it first that I can point to when he is welcomed back into the fold with open arms a few months down the road.
Dwayne Wade didn't take long to stick up for his new superstar teammate. Wade defended the NBA's two-time reigning MVP on Thursday, telling The Associated Press that James "didn't quit" on Cleveland during the playoffs. That was the accusation made by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert last week, not long after James went on television to reveal he was leaving Cleveland for Miami. Wade said he watched every game in Cleveland's second-round series against Boston, the team that eliminated the Heat in the opening round of the postseason. The Celtics used a similar defensive scheme against James as they did against Wade to open the playoffs, throwing a slew of challenges in the way of both.
Well what you expect Wade to say" "Hi, LeBron. Welcome to South Beach." Then throw him under the first bus that drives by(or whatever the public transportation is down there...rafts I think). Of course Wade has to say he didn't quit. He can't be honest about LeBron who clearly look disinterested at points in the series with the Celtics. When the games got tough, he got going. The kid is a punk who only enjoys the attention. He hasn't worked for a thing since fourth grade when he finally learned to read(or so we hope). Wade has to defend him to avoid conflict but there is no way he belives what he is saying. LeBron defended his poor play by saying the Cavs fans were "spoiled" by his behavior. haha yeah he is very modest. Just don't both DWade. It is a battle you can't win with the American public. The whole city of Cleveland is still backing their crazy owner and offering to pay the fine for him. You aren't going to find many supporters outside of South Beach. Even your mom will be rooting for her Delonte's Cavs. She must be especially happy today that Delonte pleaded guilty to weapons charges and will be allowed to travel to the team's away games this upcoming season despite his house arrest.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
According to an interview with Terrell 'T.O.' Owens today, he would be open to playing for the Patriots in the coming season. T.O. compared himself to LeBron James and said he would take a lesser role and less money to play with the Pats in the coming season.
T.O. had me thinking until the LeBron reference. Like come on man. LeBron is villain number one in all of America besides in southern Florida. The Pats don't need you. We brought in veteran receviers (Torry Holt, David Patten) who are model citizens not trouble-makers. We brought in Randy Moss already because he was actually good. T.O. is a washed up schmuck. We don't need another bad character guy to worry about. T.O. just thinks this could get him a ring in New England. He can take his celebrations and antics to Cincinnati when half the team is serving jail time by Week 6 anyway.
I am only tempted to give this signing my blessing if T.O. will stand up on the podium after a loss and be don't be mean to Tom. "He my quarterback. He my teemate(sniffle)."
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
You might think it's weird that a blog which principally focuses on Boston sports would write about anything involving the Yankees, but I can personally say I respected Steinbrenner's desire to win. Yeah, I hated how he always seemed to grab top free agents on us, but you can't fault the man for wanting to win. As a fan of baseball, I'd be incredibly psyched to have an owner like that, one who would do anything to bring a winning team to his fans.
Anyways, here's a quick video from an old 60 minutes interview which features George's opinions on winning and losing...
Monday, July 12, 2010
It was a night a Sox fan could enjoy despite Joe Morgan's pointless comments. If he said Hanley Ramirez was bigger than he looks one more time, I was going to drop kick him in the face.
Celtics center Kendrick Perkins had surgery today to repair his torn ACL. Perkins waited until now to hope to reduce his recovery time but is expected to be out 5-6 months. The Celtics have signed free agent Jermaine O'Neal to play center until Perk brings back his tenacious 'D' and scowl.
Perk needs to rest up to do that alot to LeBron next season. Turn the Big three into the Big two real quick
Sunday, July 11, 2010
This is ridiculous. I saw this and was just in shock. My first thought was no way in hell is this real. The sad part is that it is. The Miami Heat and the so-called "Big Three" turned this free agent signing period into something that should be on MTV not ESPN. I will say it is probably the strongest free agent class of all time. I just don't see the need to come up through the stage like Michael Jackson on the Thriller tour. This is ridiculous. You took less money to win. Ok. You also broke numerous rules about speaking together to come together and build a dynasty. Bosh messes up at one point and says him and LeBron had been speaking for months of coming together. I can look past these as the NBA will too because of the publicity these signings are generating and the number of seats it will sell. The endorsements will also be ridiculous because the NBA is all about money. The fucking idiots dont need to come out and rap about how they just signed contracts. It is fucking retarded. Have a news conference like everyone else. I am sure Wade would have been fine with that since he is easily the most likable of the three. Bosh and LeBron love attention. LeBron had to have his one hour special where everything was handpicked by him and then during the interview talk about his childhood was so tough blah blah not given anything blah. Hey LeBron, you have never earned a thing in this league. You can't win a title on your own so you moved to South Beach to get one with Wade and Bosh. You are a choke artist and want to be able to just pass to Wade with the game on the line. I give these three clowns a month into the season before they start fighting over who has more points. Lebron and Bosh can go fuck themselves. Wade is going to wish he went to Chicago with Boozer,Rose,Deng, and Co. This is ridiculous and I can't wait for them to go 70-12 in the regular season before losing to a team with chemisty in the playoffs(read Magic/Celtics...lakers still sucks ).
This is how big thees should be announced.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
What, was there another free agent signing today?
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Also, both Shaquille and Jermaine O'Neal have been reported as having an interest in coming to the Celtics to give much needed big man depth. The Celtics have very little size, especially with Perk out for the next six months. Luke Harangody and Big Baby are not the answers. The team needs to grab one of these aging big men to help start until Perk is back when they could come off the bench for some solid minutes.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Hockeysfuture.com profiled the San Jose Sharks 2010 draft picks, and had this to say about first rounder (and incoming BU freshman) Charlie Coyle (full link here
"Charlie Coyle, RW - South Shore Kings (EJHL)
1st Round, 28th Overall
San Jose was looking to add size on the wing, and they weren't picky about where it came from.
Coyle is a solidly-built center/right-wing from the Eastern Junior Hockey League. With the South Shore Kings, he posted 21 goals, 42 assists, and 60 penalty minutes in 42 games. For his efforts, the 18-year-old was named Rookie of the Year, as well as the recipient of the John Carlton outstanding student-athlete award.
With good up-and-down speed, aggressiveness, and soft hands, Coyle will be given time to develop into a power-forward role. Following in the footsteps of his cousin and former NHLer Tony Amonte, Coyle is slated to attend Boston University next year.
While strong on his skates, Coyle will work on his quickness and acceleration, which could determine if he is a future offensive contributor or a checking forward."
With the fall semester on the radar, that means it's time to start thinking about BU hockey 24/7. In the coming weeks, I hope to have a mock up of potential lines (so take note, Parker). It'll probably be way off knowing Parker but whatever I'm doing it and sticking by it. So you have that to look forward to, which is nice...