Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quick Sports Thoughts

Just a few quick thoughts about a couple of things about sports stories.

1.  The upper midwest's crisis has been averted because of the Brett Farve solution being resolved with him returning for 2010.  I hope that the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions follow the New Orleans Saints gameplan during the NFC Championship game last year and punish Farve during the game.  That way I don't have to hear about his semi-retirement after this year.  He will walk away and the Vikings will still be without a Super Bowl title.  The best of both worlds for me.

2.  The WAC/Mountain West trading of teams.  College football is still going through a transformation.  The fact that these are non-BCS conferences should not matter because the Mountain West will become a automatic qualifier in the BCS within 5 years.  Take a look at the Big 12 compared to the Mountain West with the teams left and I would take the Mountain West as a whole over the Big 12.  The WAC looks like it will close it's doors.  I believe that they are down to 5 schools now.  Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico St., San Jose, and Utah State just aren't eye catching to the average fan.  But they could become members of the new Mountain West or West Coast Conference.  After all, I am sure that the Mountain West will be raided by the Big 12 and Pac 12.  And that in turn will lead more expansion by the other prestige conferences.  Just expect that the conferences to expand and shrink yearly for the next couple of years.

3.  Roger Clemens being charged with perjury in front of congress.  Well, it is about time.  He was a juicer and that will always taint his career.  Just like Bonds, McGuire, and A-Rod, Clemens will not get into the Hall of Fame because of his steroids use.  And if his boy, Andy Pettitte, decided to testify that Clemens told and showed him about steroids, then it is reasonable to think that Clemens was guilty of using steroids, lied to congress about that and should be black-balled.

1 comment:

R.J. said...

1.) I wouldn't wish for someone to go Joe Theismann on Brett Favre's leg but it would certainly end the retirement drama every August.

2.) This whole MWC mess is confusing. I have no idea who San Diego State's conference rivals are anymore because their former foes in the WAC are joining them.

3.) Juuuuuuuiced!