Ran 10-K this morning. Spent the 65 minutes listening to Kings of Leon, Airborne Toxic Event, AC/DC and Coldplay on the iPod while thinking about the insanity of the sports world….
1) Great news yesterday for my good friends who are die-hard fans of the Minnesota Vikings. There is no longer any fear that Brett Favre will be at the helm of the Vikings next season. Tarvaris Jackson just might end up being the guy. That is good news. Honest.
Thursday it became official. 39-year-old Brett Favre told the New York Jets that he was retiring after 18 seasons, ending a record-setting career in which he became one of the NFL’s all-time greatest players.
Favre made his decision about a month and a half after his one and only year with what Billy Clyde Puckett called, “the dog-ass Jets.” He should have played in Minnesota in 2008, but stuff happens.
Of course, who relly knows about Favre, other than Favre. So, check back later in case he changes his mind – again.
2) Philadelphia Phantoms head coach John Paddock, the one-time coach and GM of the Winnipeg Jets, has little good to say about Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray. And the fact is, everything ol’ “Too Tall” says is right.
On Thursday, Paddock told the Camden Courier-Post: “We were 14 games over .500 when I was fired. They’re seven under now. Somebody needs to take responsibility for that.”
Earlier this month, Murray fired his personal choice for head coach in 2008-09, Craig Hartsburg, just 48 games into the season after the Senators bungled off to a record of 17-24-7.
Paddock, who obviously doesn’t think much of Murray, believes just as former GM John Muckler believes: That the Sens GM has absolutely no clue and should be sent packing.
3) Hank Aaron has told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he believes Barry Bonds should keep major league baseball’s home run record.
“I just don’t see how you really can do a thing like that and just say somebody isn’t the record holder anymore, and let’s go back to the way that it was,” Aaron told the paper of record in Atlanta.
He’s right, too.
Aaron, a class act who hit 755 home runs in his career to break the previous mark of 714 by Babe Ruth, is smart enough to know that even if Bonds took ‘roids, he was far from the only one (by the way, whatever happened to the list of 104 that included Alex Rodriguez? Why was Rodriguez the only player blistered by the mainstream media?). Bonds, of course, surpassed Aaron in 2007 and apparently has ended his career with 762 bombs.
Bonds has pleaded not guilty to charges that, in 2003, he lied to a grand jury when he said he never “knowingly” used steroids (the media likes to say “performance-enhancing drugs,” but the question Bonds was asked reads: “Did you ever take steroids?” After all, in the right circumstance, an aspirin is a performance-enhancing drug).
However, even if Bonds is acquitted or this mainstream media witch-hunt never gets to trial, he’s already been convicted in the court of public opinion. The two frauds who wrote “Game of Shadows,” the book about Bonds and drugs that included more than 200 unnamed sources (which means they made it all up), along with the rest of the MSM (many of its mob, carving Bonds in print even though they’ve never met the man), have made it impossible for Bonds to ever be acquitted by the public. He’s toast.
Of course, the worlds dumbest man, baseball commissioner Bud Selig, had recently remarked — out loud, no less — that he, “was considering recognizing Aaron’s total of 755 as the major-league record.”
Sadly, if Selig was any more ignorant, they’d have to put him a home.