By Tim Masmar
Warning: The kids were napping and I had some time to kill. Besides, Chris "blogger" Pummer needed a break.
What if Green Bay sabotages Brett Favre's physical? Can't play, sorry. Maybe you should go home now. Please? I'll give you money.
Maybe Aaron Rodgers will be the one that gets traded.
Does anybody know the Web Site for Green Bay's practice webcam?
Brett Favre to the Minnesota Vikings by the end of the week -- 60% chance.
Let's just say Manny Ramirez hits 10-15 homers and drives in 30 runs the remaining two months with his new team, my beloved Los Angeles Dodgers. Without a clear-cut NL MVP standing out right now, could he win the league's award if he leads the Dodgers to the playoffs?
I have no doubt the Dodgers would have just been swept by the Diamondbacks without his acquisition (the steal of the century). In three games, he's already saved OUR season.
You can keep the hair Manny! It works!
I would have said Philly's Chase Utley (.292, 28 HR, 77 RBIs) until recently, but he's just too streaky (trust me, I have him on my fantasy team). Manny's current stats (combined AL/NL) -- .310, 22, 73.
In my book, Josh Hamilton (.308, 26, 106) is the front-runner for the AL MVP regardless of how crappy the Rangers are. I have a feeling Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria (.279, 21, 67), the clear-cut ROY, also will deserve some consideration when it's all said and done, especially if the surprising Rays win the division. This could be the year a starting pitcher wins the MVP, in either league. What about K-Rod (45 saves)?
Wouldn't a Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox World Series be interesting?
That two-run slide at home plate the other night by the Astros involving Mark Loretta and Hunter Pence, the trailing runner, was awesome!
Can we just name Ron Gardenhire and Tony LaRussa the Managers of the Year every season?
I love it. Crazy Ozzie when talking about beanball: "I wonder why the guy thought we're going to hit the guy with the bases loaded, with a pitch in on the hands. I'm not going to bring in a guy who throws 85 mph to hit somebody. I will bring [Octavio] Dotel, I'll bring [Matt] Thornton. Then I will tell them to hit 'em. That's the way I do business."
Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent after Sunday's victory: "I didn't know whether or not to give Manny a high-five after he struck out in the seventh, because they were cheering him pretty good out there. That just puts it in perspective. There is a lot of excitement going on right now with the fans."
Hey, R.J.: "I'm going to need Aug. 12th off (Madden '08 release date)."
R.I.P. Skip Caray. Unfortunately I had to listen to your funny voice a bunch of times growing up (TBS), but I grew to like you.
I'm going to start this by saying I'm a Vikings fan. So as an outsider looking in at the Chicago Bears I feel sorry for the devoted fans who are holding out hope that this team will ever win more than six games this season, and that will be in large part to defensive scores and Devin Hester.
A quarterback "battle" between Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton (who I once covered as a senior at Altoona High School in Iowa) is laughable and downright disgusting.
Fans of this storied franchise deserve better options than what this team is running out there, particularly with a championship-worthy defense -- and Devin Hester. Bottom line, when your kicker is your best offensive threat, outside a bomb to Devin Hester, or a diving catch in the back of the end zone by Mary Booker (lol), you've got some serious problems.
The way I look at it, it's Kyle's job to lose. How depressing is that?
Then again, I am a Vikings fan. I know you could say the same thing about Tarvaris Jackson and Gus Frerotte, but at least Jackson has some upside. As for Frerotte, I'd still take him over Rex and Kyle, or Kyle and Rex, depending on the day.
Cris Carter (1,101 rec., 13,899 yards, 130 TDs) should have been a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He was better than Art Monk (940, 12,721, 68). I have to say I was a little miffed about Carter getting slighted. He is one of the greats.
That's it. The monitor is flashing. Somebody's up from their nap.