…your move Mr. Johnson
So the PGA Tour suspends Dustin Johnson for cocaine use and he maintains that he does not have a problem, but will admit to excessive drinking. Dustin has not played since last July when he left the tour for “personal reasons” – he received a six-month suspension for failing MULTIPLE drug tests. Dustin who is engaged to the Great-One’s daughter Paulina Gretzky – who has her own issues up to this point – and both are expecting their first child in the coming weeks. He says that he dealt with his problems by drinking and partying to cope with the hard-core-golf-lifestyle. Golf is hard and maybe he has or is trying to grow up from being the guy who slept with other tour player’s wives, and wants to put the gangsta-lifestyle behind him – winning something may speak louder than his spoken reformation.
So the people at Grapey Gaming Network put together a TECMO Bowl simulation of Superbowl XLIX that has the Patriots defeating the Seahawks. If nostalgia and gambling take you back to the glory days, then watch how it all unfolds here.
With 76 days remaining until MY holiday, I thought we could talk about over-priced handbags:
Alex Rodriguez: 3rd/DH, New York Yankees
With a base salary of $21,000,000 for 2015 and someone already hired to play his position, A(f)Rod is a very expensive DH that cannot hit anymore. His previous-antics aside, he alone will be worth the price of admission this year as his trava-sham-ockery-comedy-a-palooza unfolds all year – spring training can not get here fast enough – I hear the 3:10 to Tampa a’blowin…
Josh Hamilton: OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
In 2010, Josh was 33yrs old, led the majors with .359 BA, a WAR of 8.7 and won the AL MVP. Then went to Anaheim…sorry Los Angeles…to do his best impression of a power lifter cycling off. He finished 2014 with a .250 BA, 144 hits and 21 HR’s. Offensively he has been a lead weight in a wet paper bag, but let’s not feel bad for him; because the $23,000,000 in base salary he’ll make this year, can quiet a lot of the cacophonous barbs.
Ryan Howard: 1B Philadelphia Phillies
Since 2004, Ryan Howard has played in 1,331 games, has 1,303 hits, 334 home runs and 1,058 RBI. He is currently 35yrs old and has a base salary of $25,000,000 for 2015 and for that we got a .265 BA last year. In fact, Ryan has not hit .300 since 2006, of which is the year he won the NL MVP.
C.J. Wilson: SP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Somehow he gets endorsements or maybe Head and Shoulders is the new Chunky Soup curse, because this 34yr old pitcher has not been worth the $18,000,000 he’ll make this year. He threw the fewest innings of his career as a starter last year and has been nothing short of average. That means he probably will be traded to Colorado to become the ace of the staff. Here’s CJ’s stats from last year that are making the Rockies use a bib when thinking of trade scenarios: 4.51 ERA, 175.2 innings pitched, 169 hits, 85 walks (most in AL) and a 1.45 WHIP.
So Reggie has something to say about whether or not Carmelo should shut it down or not; prior to January 15th Carmelo has not played since December 31st or a span of 6 games. Here is what Reggie told the New York Post:
I don’t know what the doctors have told him…but they have nothing to play for this year. If you are just playing to play in London and the All-Star Game then I would say shut it down. To me, that’s selfish. I know the All-Star Game is in New York this year and you are the face of that, but to me that’s very selfish. The team is tanking, and to have a guy just to represent your organization, I have a problem with that. You have to take care of yourself and your body long-term. Shut it down now, rehab and get ready for next year.
Some of us know the real reason why Carmelo is in New York, why he demanded a trade from Denver and why LaLa is out tastin’ like honey nut cheerios…The man loves his twinks.
The Browns must be desperate. Mike Martz?! The arrogant play-caller – that believes he is a west-coast-system-guy that prefers to run the ball more than Bill Walsh – must have a screw loose as anyone who remembers this joker, remembers his QB’s getting killed with 7-step drops and never running the ball as effectively as he could have – must be were Andy Reid learned it. Remember Mike in 2003 when you had the ball on the Panther 15yd-line in the divisional playoffs? You had 42 seconds left, down by 3 and chose to run out the clock and settle for a field goal, only to lose in OT.
How about your wonder years in Detroit as their Play caller – granted you had Jon Kitna, but why are you having him drop back so much when he clearly could not read defenses. How about 2008 when you never made it the whole year and were fired by Mike Singletary, after he replaced fired head-coach Mike Nolan, because you wanted J.T. O’sullivan to throw the ball more – get used to your past 49ers fan as it becomes your future once again. The best was in Chicago when Martz lasted only two years and got Jay Cutler constantly killed, leading Cutler to say after the Minnesota game: “Tell him I said fuQ him!” Martz has been out of the league since 2012 and I doubt this old dog knows any new tricks, but then again it is Cleveland.