The Philidelphia Phillies! The king of all dick moves in sports has reached a new low in baseball. Now salary dumps are normal and teams are willing to trade stars or good players for players with expiring contracts in order to free cap for one reason or the other. I generally don’t complain about those things because they make those trades with the future in mind.
But what did the Phillies trade RHP Mike Cisco to the Angels for?
With NFL free agency coming faster than The Catholic Church picking a Pope, we can now get all aboard the speculation train. In light of that here is a run down of cap space for each team as well as the top 50 free agents per NFL Trade Rumors.
Since the Jags have decided to make the smart moves of firing a horrid head coach, firing a general manager in name only and NOT signing Tim Tebow, they did what any franchise would do that needs to amp it’s fan base. Changed it’s logo. So naturally because this is the internet and because the Jaguars suck still, let’s make fun of it via comparison to the old logo.
The Ravens are the crowned champions and a lot of 49er fans are distraught (including my roommate). Since the Superbowl is over now, we have one last vestige to look forward to as pro football fans. The NFL Draft. So let us get the run down on where each team has ended the season… from best to worst.
The Baltimore Ravens have won Superbowl 47 and did it with exactly the opposite style that the Ravens generally have been. They did it offensively. Joe Flacco played out of his mind and is now alongside Joe Montana as the only quarterbacks to ever throw 11 TDs with 0 INTs. Joe Flacco played out of his mind all playoffs and is he getting credit? Kind of. He got the MVP trophy, but everyone keeps wanting to babble on about Ray Lewis this Ray Lewis that. I’m not doubting that Lewis brings an energy to his team, nor do I doubt his skill level or ability, but to say this guy is not just one of, but is THE best linebacker of all time is an absolute joke and travesty.
So here it is… my choice for who will win this years sports spectacle. There are many stories to run with this year and I don’t give a single s–t about any of them. I care about football and the gridiron that it is played on. It doesn’t matter what Ray Lewis has done in his career this coming Sunday, nor do I care which Harbaugh boy wins it all and I especially don’t care about whatever crap that talk about involving Colin Kaepernick and his upbringing. I might care about something involving Ed Reed’s beard and anger toward everything that is wide receiver based… that seems mildly interesting.
This game will hopefully be what it should, a decent scoring slug fest where 2 great defenses collide against 2 hot handed quarterbacks. Flacco vs Kaepernick is a hell of a lot more interesting than I expected it to be. Flacco, who is duller than a 1920’s dildo against Kaepernick, a young quarterback who has successfully integrated a solid pistol style offense and is being what everyone thought Mike Vick was in 2006 but with a more accurate arm. So who? Which team am I taking? Well…