Thursday, March 20, 2008

Miscellaneous Ramblings

Hal B. is back and tying up some loose thoughts that need to land somewhere...

I don't think there was a game that was more impressive as far as a team sucking it up and coming back than the Celtics against San Antonio in San Antonio? For as bad as the Celtics looked in the first quarter, their comeback against such an excellent team was eye-opening. The Green are legit, and that was obvious to all but the nitwits who were "shocked" after the Celtics decimated the Houston Rockets 22 game win streak.

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While I find it admirable that the Red Sox stood up for the training staff and got their money for them, I have to ask the question: Why do you need $40k for a week in Japan? I'd bet there is someone on the Travel Network who can show you how to get by on $40 dollars a day in Japan.

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-- WARNING * This is non-Boston sports. In fact, we're talking soccer again * WARNING --
From the better late than never depatment: Finally got to my DVR list and the Everton-Portsmouth game from a couple weeks ago. Great effort by the Toffees and their fight to get into the top five. Nice to see Cahill get over that goal-less hump at last.

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You can tell it is that time of the year when there's no football, no REAL baseball, infrequent basketball, and the Bruins make thier push for a high draft pick by the amount of Star Trek: Voyager I have been watching.

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Anyone that lives in a delusional world like I do where they believer they are the greatest General Manager in sports, forget the Wi/PS3/etc games, all you need is http://www.sportsmogul.com/. They have a free download of the 2006 Baseball Mogul game to try out, online games, and demos on the new 2008 games. Great stuff. I got an old version (2002 or 2003) at Ocean State Job Lot one time for $1 and was completely hooked. Easy enough to use, and realistic enough that you cannot stop playing. To say it is an addiction for me is an understatement. Check it out.

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Personally, I think it is a big plus that I do not have to endure Tina Cervasio at the Red Sox games on NESN. I never understood the attraction to her. She was annoying and seemed vaguely Dude-ish--as in a well-dressed tranny kind of way.

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I still think that in the course of the next couple of years the Red Sox are going to regret not letting Mike Lowell walk and grabbing Pedro Feliz for a year or two until they plug in Jed Lowrie. I guess it could be worse: anyone seen Andy Marte on a milk carton yet?

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