Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Yankees have long been the poster child for spending at all cost to win a championship. When the winter meetings would go on in past years you could always count on the Yankees making a big splash with a shiney new toy. Those years are past and the Boss is gone, and his two snot nosed sons are at the helm now. I am the first to admit the spending ways of the past weren't always the smartest. At least George did everything in his power to put the best team possible on the field. Now his sons Hal and Hank are dead set at getting the Yankees to this 189 million payroll. Their 'fiscal cliff' if you would allow me. I am shocked because these are the same two nit wits that approved the A- Rod deal,(George was still around but that deal was all Hal and Hank) and that has turned out great! Stuck with that pile of cow dung for 5 more years if he plays again, and don't get me wrong I won't lose sleep if I don't have to see that purple lipped jerk in pinstripes ever again. Sorry I digress. I am all for smart spending but if you have a chance to sign a superstar you do it! You are the freaking Yankees for Petes sake. I will be holding my breath the next few weeks, months, years to see how these two boobs run the ship. If they procede down the road they are going I am afraid of where it will lead. Hopefully one of them decides to channel their father and start using their head and their wallet. If the Yankees start acting like the Mets I don't think I want to live in a baseball world like that. Come on Hank and Hall you are the Yankees snap out of it and start acting like it! Only time will tell, and all you that are reading this saying "Casey you're just a spoiled Yankees fan tough luck pal." Well guess what you're right I am spoiled! It's the Yankees they don't slum around watching payroll, or hoping to land the star. They get the Star, and run through the league on their way to the post season. That crap 'hoping for talent' is for the rest of the league. Not the Yankees so Hank and Hal get it your head out and start acting like George......man I never thought I would ever say that. With that said 112 days til opening day so raise your glass and let the countdown begin.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Well I left my blog vacant for over a year for that funny reason of not having a computer. I have one now and am pretty pumped up about it so I can get to this blog far more often. We are coming up on the Heisman Trophy Award and the debate has already begun. You have plenty of candidates for the trophy but to me there is only one that is worthy. Let me start this off with saying I am not a Notre Dame fan, in fact I am the opposite. I can't stand the freaking gold domers, I have never liked them and I never will! I only hate one team more than them, that's for another day. So I wanted to set that straight before I set out to talk about the only choice for the Heisman Trophy. Since you read that tirade on Notre Dame you must expect me to tell you my choice is not Manti Te'o. Well you're wrong, he is and should be the only one. All the other young men have had nice years but have any of them elevated their team to a perfect record? Manti has taken an average Notre Dame offense and put them on his back. He is the best defensive player in the country and it's not even close. The Heisman Trophy has never been won by a pure defensive player, the last to win was Charles Woodsen, but he also returned punts. This young man Te'o is everything that is right with college football. All the other candidates are good but not great. This is the year for a defensive player to win the award. Notre Dame is undefeated and playing in the National Championship. Without him, the Irish lose at least 4 to 5 games easy. No other team is undefeated and the Irish are, and Te'o is the main reason they are. What he has gone through off the field in losing his Grandma and Girlfriend in the same week and still leading the Irish is impressive. He is the leader of that team and where he goes, so does the team. If Manti does not win the award the Heisman is a JOKE! That's right a joke you might as well call it the Heisman Offensive Trophy. No other player means more to their team than Manti does to his. I will lose what little respect I have for Heisman voters completely. Once again this is not a plea from a avid Irish fan, I will be rooting for Alabama to stomp a hole into the Irish. This is about what is right and Manti Te'o is the best college football player in the country. I hope the voters get it right, but I am not holding my breath. Until the next time raise your glass and with that ROLL TIDE!!!!!!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
What's better than watching the big game? You've got your snacks in the fridge or you have them out on a table ready for snacking all day. The beer or beverage of your choice is on ice. (For the record I love beer on ice, in a cooler nothing better for game day.) You are set, you sit down ,you're all ready but something is missing. All these things are great for the game but they are just the small extras. The reason I love sports and the only reason is the Man and Woman I watched sports with growing up. My house growing up was the sports zone. My two older brothers played sports as well as myself. (I still don't know how my Mom and my Sister put up with four loud stinky men!) If we weren't at a sporting event we were watching them. I am fortunate to have had two parents that supported me and my siblings in everything we did. My Mother was at home with us kids making sure we were at all the events and school we needed to be. My Father worked the graveyard shift and I am sure that man never slept until he retired a couple of years ago. With three boys in sports and a girl in theater, I can only remember one wrestling match of mine that they missed.(My Mom and Sister walked in right when they were raising my hand for the win.) We all had the best equipment to use and never had to wonder if we would be able to play the next season. My Father coached and Mom was the Team Mom. That's just how it was in the Bloyer house growing up. It may have been sports that we were always around but it was God that put the love of our Family in all our hearts. Without that the Big Game is just a blank screen. I am now grown up (not really it just sounded good) and have a little girl of my own. As well as all my siblings married with kids (they all are like rabbits). My parents are not perfect and they will tell you that themselves. They have made mistakes with us and as kids we made our share of them as well. ( Some more than others!) When it is all said and done it is about the gift of FAMILY and being able to share the big game with them. So as we get ready for the most wonderful time of the year, get together with the ones that matter most. As for me I am all ready to watch some football and baseball this fall season with those same crazy people I always do. And to Mom and Dad I raise my glass to the two of you for always putting your four loony kids ahead of anything else and loving us even when it wasn't easy. Till the next time raise your glass pick up the phone call the ones that matter the most and watch the big game!
Monday, May 23, 2011
I used to be a big fan of boxing. I would watch all the fights I could. I remember seeing an 18 year old Mike Tyson rip apart the heavyweight division without breaking a sweat. Watching Sugar Ray Leonard take on the hard punching Marvin Hagler for the belt. That has all changed, don't get me wrong I still like a good fight, just my interest and my dollar are going to MMA and the UFC. Boxing has become such a joke that the men who are in charge of boxing are too arrogant to realize how low it has become. Why would I pay close to 60 dollars to watch two guys that I have never heard of fight. Or a couple over the hill boxers that make you turn your head every time they get hit because you think they may fall over and die on the spot. The UFC and Dana White are so far ahead of the good ol' boys of boxing it is comical. When you pay for a fight with the UFC you are getting at least 5 good fights per card. Not to mention the prelims that you can catch for free either on Spike TV or online. UFC will also have free fights on Spike from time to time, and if that is not enough you can always watch the Ultimate Fighter on Wednesday nights. If boxing had a clue they would unify all the belts and start cross promoting with Dana White, and boost the all around fight community. This won’t happen and I will continue not watching the crap they put out there. So until the next time raise your glass and enjoy the fights this weekend!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Last night I was on the radio on 710 KNUS doing the best sports talk radio show in Denver. (Artificial Turf Sunday nights from 8-11 p.m. http://www.turfsports.net/, ok plug over!) The News that osama bin ladin had been killed by US forces was reported. I will always remember where I was when this news was released. To be on the air waves while this was going on was very exciting! Our sports show was instantly changed to a news show. This is a great day to be an American! I am so thankful that I live in a country where I can watch and write about sports, and voice my opinion without fear. This day has been long overdue but what a message we have sent to the rest of the world. No matter were you go, no matter how long it takes the USA will find you and you will be brought to justice. Thank you to our brave men and women in the Armed Forces all over the world that serve our great country. I am just very happy to be an American. Until the next time raise your glass and GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Monday, April 25, 2011
I am back, I have had a lot going on the past couple of weeks with the family. So with that being said let's get into it. I have no problem with being a fan of your team. You can wear your team's hat, shirt or jersey no big deal to me. If you are a grown man, and not in college and paint your face and go to the game, seek help right away! I watch college football all the time and I get a big kick out of the students dressing up and painting themselves to root for their team. This is ok you're in college have fun, get crazy. But when I see men, yes grown 35 year old men painting it up, I am just confused. You see this in the NFL more than anywhere else and I just don't get it. There he is- half his face blue, the other half orange yelling into the camera for all the world to see.( If you are this guys friend and you don't make fun of him, your not a friend at all!) Yell, get loud, and have fun but let me make this clear if you have to go to work the next morning and not school you're an idiot! Until the next time raise your glass and please put the face paint down.
Monday, April 11, 2011
The MLB season is very early and I have enjoyed many games so far. Extra Innings is the one of the greatest inventions on this wonderful planet. I sit here; on a Monday night watching MLB games all across this great nation of ours. It is still early and you can’t get too high or too low on any team right now. You can never win a World Series in April, but let me make this clear you definitely can lose one this time of year. Before the season started many experts were predicting the Boston Red Sox to get into the World Series. The Red Sox have opened the season 2-8, by taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees this past weekend. I thought this would get the Red Sox going, but after tonight when the Rays beat them 16-5, I am not so sure. We are only ten games into the season but if the Sox don’t get it going very soon they will be trying to dig out of a hole, in the AL East where there are no weak teams. Baltimore and Toronto have already shown that they will not be pushovers this season. The Yankees will always be competitive and the Rays, well, maybe they are the one weak team in the division. If you think Red Sox Nation is in an uproar now, it will be 100 times worse come May, if they are still playing like this. My gut tells me they won’t continue to play this bad. There is too much talent on that team for them not to win. It will be fun to see this all pan out and like they say “That’s why you play the game”. Till the next time Raise your glass and hit it where they ain’t!