Dreams Blog

October 30, 2015

Undefeated
The Knicks are undefeated. It was only the season opener and it was against Minny but how often do you think I could write that.
They ran an up-paced game and were a team with whom I was unfamiliar. Don’t get me wrong- I liked it.
OK. The real Knicks showed up to play Atlanta and looked it. “Zingo” has to get more muscle. He had the ball taken from him several times and was even stuffed by a much shorter player. Yet he was able to have players alter their shots because of his presence.
Hold That Plane
The Sports Curmudgeon wrote, “According to a report, QB Ryan Mallett missed the team charter flight to Miami and had to catch a commercial flight to get to the game. Evidently, this is not the first time that Mallett has not been on time for team events and coach Bill O’Brien wanted to release Mallett but he was over-ruled by the GM. On the assumption that report is accurate, that tells me that O’Brien is not in charge of the team and most coaches are not going to be happy with that state of affairs for very long. Football coaches are control freaks.
Bill O’Brien got the job in Houston because of the exceptional job he did in keeping the Penn State football program from going into the sewer in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky miasma. If I were an Athletic Director at one of those major schools that needed a coach, I would quietly contact O’Brien’s agent to inquire if – perhaps – he might be interested in returning to the college ranks where “higher ups” would not question his decisions regarding who is on the team and who is not on the team. After all, it is not as if the Texans are bound for any sort of football glory this season – and perhaps the next few also…
Molinaro Notes
Bob Molinaro (Hampton Roads-Pilot) According to that report, QB Ryan Mallett missed the team charter flight to Miami and had to catch a commercial flight to get to the game. Evidently, this is not the first time that Mallett has not been on time for team events and coach Bill O’Brien wanted to release Mallett but he was over-ruled by the GM. On the assumption that report is accurate, that tells me that O’Brien is not in charge of the team and most coaches are not going to be happy with that state of affairs for very long. Football coaches are control freaks.
Bill O’Brien got the job in Houston because of the exceptional job he did in keeping the Penn State football program from going into the sewer in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky miasma. If I were an Athletic Director at one of those major schools that needed a coach, I would quietly contact O’Brien’s agent to inquire if – perhaps – he might be interested in returning to the college ranks where “higher ups” would not question his decisions regarding who is on the team and who is not on the team. After all, it is not as if the Texans are bound for any sort of football glory this season – and perhaps the next few also…
After Game 1 of the World Series, baseball mavens referenced another Fall Classic game that went 14 innings, when Babe Ruth pitched for the 1916 Boston Red Sox and went all 14 for the win. Even more amazing, the losing pitcher that day is believed to have been Bartolo Colon.
The trip to the World Series is even sweeter for Mets third baseman David Wright after he missed more than three months of the season rehabbing his back in Florida. “It’s been a long road for me personally,” he said after the Amazins closed out the Cubs. “Every day in rehab, I dreamt about this moment.”
According to what a Louisville basketball player said at ACC Media Day, Rick Pitino’s job is secure. I’m shocked. Shocked!
Perry Patter
Dwight Perry (Seattle Times) wrote, “Ronda Rousey, comfortable in her own skin? You bet.
“I love feeling like I’m inhabiting the body of a ninja,” the 28-year-old UFC star told Self magazine. “Like I could rob a liquor store with my bare hands if I wanted to.
“But I also like when I eat a little more, fill out and get a little bit curvier. I feel more feminine.”
At Fark.com: “Ravens offense loses communication with sideline during final drive / Patriots docked a 2nd- and 6th-round pick.”
At SportsPickle.com: “Foster tears Achilles, still doesn’t believe in Greek mythology.”;
The Bills’ E.J. Manuel — courtesy of Sunday’s 34-31 loss to the Jaguars in London — became the first QB to lose an NFL game in three countries: the U.S., Canada and England.Washington’s Congressional Cemetery imported 100 billy goats to help landscape its grounds.
Which means the Cubs probably won’t ever beat the Nationals again.
Joe Posnanski of NBCsports.com, on MLB traditionalists’ aversion to bat-flipping: “If Neil Armstrong had played by baseball’s stupid unwritten rules of decorum, he would have whispered, ‘Yeah, I’m on the moon.’ ”;
Commenter Ajigel, posting to NBCsports.com, on the 2-5 49ers: “When the Raiders are looking like the model Bay Area franchise, you know things have gone sideways.”;
Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on Army’s junior wide receiver, Edgar Allan Poe: “If he’s the only Edgar Allan Poe you’ve heard of, you may want to watch a little less football.”;
According to University of Vermont biologists, 150 species of Ice Age mammals going extinct has left Earth’s ecosystem with a serious dung shortage.
Only one remedy for that: More boxing press conferences!
A hunting dog shot its owner in the foot when it stepped on a 12-gauge shotgun, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources reported.
No need to rename the dog Plaxico, though — its name is Trigger
LSU must be proud of Charles
Charles Barkley, on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” calling the Lakers the fourth-best team in California: “They lucky the (WNBA) Sparks ain’t playing, they’d be the fifth.”

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