Archive for September 12th, 2013



In the NFL, after a long, laborious off-season where everyone in New York wondered if Mark Sanchez would lose the starting QB job permanently to rookie Geno Smith, we may now have a more definitive answer.  Sanchez got hurt in the final pre-season game, which made Geno Smith the default starter.  Smith played quite well against the Buccaneers, and led the Jets to a victory (even though it was a miracle victory on account of a mistake on the part of the Tampa Bay defense).  But nevertheless, Smith got the job done.  Now it looks like Sanchez’ injury is more serious than people thought, and he will likely be sidelined for the entire 2013 season.  And it’s likely that Sanchez will probably be in another uniform next year fighting for a back-up job.

Elsewhere in the NFL, a big rivalry game looms Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.  Suddenly, this is the best rivalry in football, with both fan bases fervent about the result.  The game is in Seattle, and is already marked by a bet between Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and Niners QB Colin Kaepernick.  The loser has to shave off one of their eyebrows.  Additionally, it looks like Seattle security is taking intense preparation for the game.  Some security guards will be wearing Niners jerseys to blend in and make sure there is absolutely no trouble or fighting.  After the incident that happened in Los Angeles a few years ago, in which a Giants fan was beaten in the parking lot by a Dodgers fan, security can never be too careful at pro sports events.


And finally, in the NBA, sometimes it seems like the Miami Heat don’t even have to try in the off-season.  Players just fall in their lap.  First, they easily won the Greg Oden sweepstakes, and now conveniently have a 7-footer in the middle (albeit an injury prone one).  And now, they got back their #2 pick Michael Beasley for absolutely nothing, as the Suns recently let him go.  Beasley was once drafted to be Dwayne Wade’s sidekick, but became expendable when the Heat were trying to clear up cap room to sign LeBron and Bosh.  And now, poof, they got Beasley back.  Beasley is a bit of a hot-head, but he can score, and should have the right role models in Miami.

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