Baseball, College Football, McNabb, the Internet, of course a bit of Politics, and at the end, a little trivia.
These two games with Jays have been grinders. When looking at the Jays pen, who they have for starters, and in their lineup, it is a wonder why they weren't bigger factors in the Wild Card race this season. If they stay healthy, and get a real manager, they could very well be a legit contender for the divisional race in '08.
I hate extra innings games for one reason: teams feel the after effects for several games. Tired players, and over extended pitchers; It takes a while to get back to normal. With less than two weeks to go, I don't want to see anymore "free baseball".
Jeff Karstens steps it up and gets his first win in 2007! Actually, it was A-Rod that stepped it up time and time again, not only in these two extra inning battles with the Jays but all season long. The MVP in the AL is a dead issue. 2007 has been one of the best all around season ever put in by a player. At the end of the day, I think he loves being a Yankee. Outside of a complete meta-debacle in October, he is staying in the Bronx.
With the Wild Card firmly in hand, I think it is worth mentioning the level of intensity the Yanks are showing on a day in and day out basis. A lot of teams would just phone it in and get sloppy with the arrogance that they are going to be able to turn it on for the playoffs. Not this team. They show up everyday to beat you and is yet another example of why this club, this franchise, is just a cut, a very, very large cut, above every other team in the league.
NL MVP - David Wright may be the favorite in some circles, but I'd echo Scooter in mentioning that Prince Fielder is probably the favorite to win that award in most circles. Further, I think you could see Chipper Jones get more votes than Wright.
College Football - Big Saturday for New York State Football fans. SJFC smacks Ithaca in the face for the 2nd year in a row, Alfred U beating up, down and all over Springfield (Mass) and big ups to the ' Cuse for upsetting Louisville, in Louisville. Side note - is USF for real??
Pro Football - I'm glad to see Vince Young and Jason Campbell disagree with Donovan "He Hate Me" McNabb. Black or White, the QB in the NFL is the highest profile position and going to be subject to criticism. Prior to winning the big one last year did people give Peyton Manning a white boy pass? NO, last time I checked, the media killed him until he won. If Donovan doesn't like being dogged in the media, then shut up, play like a man and win. Don't use your skin color as a reason to fail . When/if he wins, then the microscope, pressure cooker media of Philly will leave him alone... At least for a little while anyway. . .
Internet - Thank you Big Al for making this blog possible. Now get your ass out of the People's Republic of Hollywood and bring some sanity back to the Dems.
Politics - Do you believe that free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity? Do you believe that it is right for the government to redistribute your earned income to those that earn less than you? (By earning less I mean those that don't work at all, or work hard enough to get ahead). Is it your fault that those people that are getting your money for nothing are not further ahead in life? Do you believe that the U.S. of A has borders or should it just blend with the other nations of North America? Do you believe those borders should be monitored and managed so we know who is in the country and why? Do you think we should be allowed to deport those that are in the country illegally or on visa that commit crimes? Do you believe that English should be the national language and a prerequisite to citizenship? Do you believe that we should stay on the offensive against Islamo Terror or should we just sit back and wait to get hit again? Do you think we're at war or are there just a couple of bad apples out in the world causing trouble and should be handled by local police? Think about air traffic the last 18 months - delays, cancellations, sitting in a plane on the runway for 9 hours at a time.. Now, with that in mind, would you want an FAA type of agency running a hospital when your life depended on it? Do you want a President that is accountable to the people, or to a person (George Soros)?
Based on those questions, which are real, and is what our nation is facing now and in the immediate future, maybe it is not readily apparent who to support for the Presidential 2008 election. BUT, it should be plain as day who, a legal, hard working, English speaking, educated, law abiding, American citizen should not be supporting in my humble opinion.
Trivia: OK, now on a much, much lighter note.... Health, Wealth, and Happiness. Anyone know how that is symbolized?