So this once a week posting on the blog isn’t a bad idea, but I really should do twice a week. This week’s segment will be about Baseball, Golf, Soccer (not football this week, sorry), and I guess a little about football (Who you kidding? Of course we have to talk about football).
First up to the plate, we have the grand ol’ sport of Baseball. Holy macro is the AL Wild Card Race just blazing through September. Other than a win yesterday, the Texas Rangers have been losing games like no other. In the last ten games, they have only two wins and eight losses. They are going downhill and even manager Ron Washington is worried about losing his job due to their slump. No matter what happens, I believe he will still have his job for next year (don’t worry Ron). My New York Yankees have been slipping and I’m afraid to say this but I’m pretty sure they won’t be able to recover and make the playoffs (But I still have hope!). All parts of their game aren’t there and their veteran leaders aren’t playing up to the level they should be. For example, the great Ichiro Suzuki just has looked lost in the outfield, misplaying balls left and right and just making poor decisions. Get it together, Yanks! The Cleveland Indians are only a half game out of the wild card spot! The former Red Sox manager Terry Francona is leading and pushing the tribe towards the postseason. Right now, the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers have the Wild Card spots, but that probably won’t stay long.
On the other side of Baseball you have the National League. Let’s see here, we have the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds holding onto the wild card spots. But, the scallywaggers are only one game behind the division leader, St. Louis Cardinals. I think the Pirates will win the division and shoot off the Cardinals into the Wild Card. The Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers lead their respective divisions and in no way should be losing those leads.
Now we slowly move into Golf as this last weekend’s BMW Championship made sure to take its good ol’ time. Due to weather conditions, the final round had to be completed on Monday. The winner of this beautiful championship was, Zach Johnson! After being the last pick for the President’s team, he proved himself even more with the win. He was phenomenal with the putter and finished with a final round score of 6 – under 65 to give him the two stroke win over Nick Watney. Next up, the Tour Championship. Boy, this will be fun to watch.
Olé, Olé, Olé! Not a whole lot to really report from the world sport of Soccer other than major European clubs playing each other today. Milan beat Celtic, Barcelona easily won, Arsenal defeated Marseille in a tight game. It was a good day of matches today. All eyes were set on Gareth Bale in his debut for Real Madrid against CSKA Moscow, but Ronaldo stole the show with a hat trick just a few days after signing a new contract with Real. No big deal, right? Ronaldo is still one of the best players in the world.
Enough about fútbol, time for some football. Everyone’s favorite sport. Let’s hit the colleges first. In one of the most hyped games of this season, Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Johnny Manziel and “his” Texas A&M Aggies, 49-42. The Aggie defense struggled in the first half and that forced Johnny football to make a comeback in the second half only to fall short. Johnny threw two interceptions, one which was returned for a touchdown which was the key play to the game. My article in the University Daily Kansan, the KU newspaper, is all about this game and you can find the article at this website: http://kansan.com/sports/2013/09/15/brew-will-alabamas-win-be-the-best-football-game-of-the-season/. In no way at all am I advertising for you to read my article (cough cough). The Oklahoma State football program is in trouble for supposedly giving recruits benefits in various ways. I won’t go into full detail because some of it could get a bit graphic (for the sake of the children). They are now investigating these accusations.
In professional football, another week has gone by with some excitement and some not so exciting things. The Seattle Seahawks dominated the San Francisco 49ers in a game that was all about their defense. It was a beauty watching that game. America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, who are run by former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith and former Eagles head coach Andy Reid. In the Manning Bowl, the older Manning once again prevailed with a statement win against his brother. The New York Giants looked dysfunctional out there and need to fix themselves. The Buffalo Bills won in the final seconds of their game against the Carolina Panthers. I think E.J. Manuel was a great pick for the Bills and will continue to provide for them. Off the field, a TV station down in Florida had to apologize to its viewers for showing the awful Jacksonville Jaguars game instead of the New York Giants and Denver Broncos game. I would apologize too for the horrific play of the home team.
Yeah I definitely need to post twice a week. I have to stop boring y’all with all of my long posts. Señors and señoritas, until next time, stay classy sports world. (Yes I did steal that from Ron Burgundy, but who cares. It’s awesome)