It started as inconspicuous as it could.
“The offensively challenged New York Jets made their second trade in less than a week, acquiring well-traveled quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on Wednesday from the Houston Texans,” is what Rich Cimini’s blog update stated.
‘Well-traveled’ is probably a nicer phrase than “journeyman” which is probably a friendlier phrase than “average” or “boring” or “never-was”, but here he was, Ryan Fitzpatrick, traded for a nondescript, conditional 7th round pick.
He wasn’t even the most exciting trade by the Jets in those 24 hours. An earlier trade of a 5th round pick to the Chicago Bears for the mercurial Brandon Marshall was seen as the real score of the offseason. A wide receiver with a host of events in his past, but also 5 seasons of 100 catch totals that would immediately benefit the Jets beleaguered roster of “offensive weapons”.
Fitzpatrick, a Harvard graduate, if you haven’t heard, was being brought in to “compete” with the potentially potential-laden, but trending towards bust, West Virginia-alum Geno Smith, for the Jets’ starting QB spot.
Rex Ryan will be back in 2014 – owner Woody Johnson and General Manager John Idzik announced it as so immediately after the Jets 20-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins, ending a year of questions. Continue reading
Alabama has dominated college football over the past two and half years, so maybe Nick Saban is getting bored beating up inferior teams.
Now he has decided to go after his own fans.
Last Friday, Alabama suspended the block seating privileges of 20 student organizations who get discounted tickets to games. The reason for this stems from a radio segment the head coach appeared on the day before, where he complained about fans coming late and leaving early from games: Continue reading
Henderson Alvarez threw the 5th no-hitter in Miami Marlins history, Sunday. It will go down as one of the strangest in MLB history.
Justin Bieber showed up to Game 7 of Heat vs. Pacers tonight.
In an upset, the Pacers, despite getting blown out by more than 20 points, were not the most embarrassing thing on the Miami floor.
It was Bieber’s clothing decisions.
Time to pick sides for tonight. Are you a LeBron, or are you a Hibbert? I’m going with the ugly yellow and blue for tonight (never forget the 90s…) – here’s why: Continue reading
The Heat lose! The streak is over! LeBron is sad!
The Chicago Bulls knocked off the Miami Heat tonight, 101-97, for Miami’s first loss in 27 games.
GIFs and videos ahead! Continue reading
Four major competitions make up the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Event: Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Dunk Contest.
Below is a run down of what you will find when you turn on your TV Saturday night
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I won’t say it. This Jets team doesn’t deserve it.
A month ago, there was no reason to believe the word should ever be uttered again.
A team that has sputtered, made terrible mistakes, encountered injury after injury, has a lemon of a foundation, and has only been consistent in being awful offensively…they should be dead in the water.
So not a chance – I won’t say the word.