Archive for October 6th, 2010

WATERCOOLER CHAT: MOSS TO MINNESOTA, LYNCH TO SEATTLE, LEBRON, WADE AND BOSH ON THE FLOOR

FOOTBALL

In the NFL, a major trade is reportedly done.  It looks like after a string of amazing seasons, the New England Patriots will part ways with Randy Moss.  There was some strife in the organization over Moss, and it might be time to let him go.  It’s unclear whether the Patriots have what it takes to make it to the Super Bowl, and they may as well get as much value for him as possible.  So, where is Moss going?  The answer:  He’s going back to where he started — Minnesota.  Yep, the Vikings are so desperate to get Brett Favre a weapon at receiver, they’ve decided to bet the farm on Moss.  Last year, Favre thrived with a downfield threat in Sidney Rice.  Having Moss will open up their running game for Adrian Peterson to wreak havoc again on defensive lines.  This is a very smart move for the Vikings.

In other NFL trading news, the Seattle Seahawks made their own statement that they are serious about winning.  Seattle has looked both very good and very BAD this season.  Basically, when Matt Hasselbeck and their passing game is on, the Seahawks can do some damage.  But, when Hasselbeck is rusty, it makes it easy to stop the Seahawks, and they don’t have a running game to cause much panic in defenses.  Until now.  The Seahawks traded for the Bills’ Marshawn Lynch.  Lynch became dispensible when the Bills drafted superstar running-back C.J. Spiller from Clemson.  Now, the Bills have both Justin Forsett and Lynch at running back and should be able to have a dynamic offense again.  Perhaps they can actually win the NFC West this season.

BASKETBALL

In the NBA, the pre-season was under way, and we got just a little taste of Miami’s BIG 3 (LeBron, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh). However, the dangerous trio was only on the floor for 3 minutes, as Dwayne Wade pulled up lame with a sore hamstring.  This is not a good sign for the Heat who will definitely want Wade on the floor come opening day.  Then again, the Heat fans got a glimpse of what it was like to have LeBron on their team.  He was a monster and constantly draws multiple defenders, thus opening up his teammates.  LeBron truly looks like he’s on a mission this season.  Watch Out!  Miami 105, Detroit 89.

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