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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Red Sox Update: Sox, NFL Players Makin' it Rain...

What? You thought we were done?! Ay Papi!!
So, Boston is burning, huh? Ha!  That, my friends, is why you don't make needless, grandiose predictions.  Last week, I discussed how a local writer went out of his way "predict" that the "reign of Boston sports dominance".  Since then?  Celtics swept the Knicks, Bruins crawled back from 0-2 down to take a 3-2 lead, and the Red Sox have reeled off 5 in a row and now 8 of their last nine.  Soooo, yeah.  About that reign coming to an end...

And hey, I'm not here to say I told you so.  Matter of fact, I couldn't care less about "Boston's reign" or when it starts and ends.  I was just out to prove a point, and in a rare turn of events, my vindication arrived with the efficiency of an order @ In'N'Out.  And much like I would with that Double Double Animal Style Burger and side of Animal Style fries that I'd order, I'm gonna savor this one.  Because it's not often I get to the West Coast to partake in those tasty treats, and it's even less often that I receive such instant gratification on one of my own grandiose predictions.  I said that argument was going to look ignorant and naive sooner rather than later, but even I didn't think it would only take a week.  So while claiming to be "right" already would be just as silly as trying to predict the end on an ambiguous era, you'll have to forgive me if I don't take a minute to pat myself on the back.  I'm just so used to things going in the exact opposite direction of what I logically predict, that I can't help but revel in the fact that someone who didn't use logic or reasoning got exactly what they deserved.  Hey there sports karma!  I knew you'd come back to my side eventually...

But enough about my crusade against the frauds and PinkHats that frequent the Boston sports scene.  With the Red Sox rollin', and the NFL makin' some moves, I've actually got some legit news to discuss this week.  I've also got a few cinematic reviews to throw your way, and that major announcement that I promised you last week.  Obviously, that will come at the end.  Ya know, to keep ya hooked.  Oh, and if you skip down to check it out, I've had my editor, Kevin 'Frosco' Tomasso, rig the page with something that will send you right to MeatSpin.com  So tread carefully, my friends.  And enjoy...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Red Sox Update: Making Predictions with Sendai Seneca & Tokyo Tom...

Marty, something's gotta be done about Boston Sports!
Making predictions.  It's got to be one of the most enjoyable things to do when it comes to talking about and analyzing sports.  Believe me, I know.  I make inaccurate predictions all the time and I'm still loving every second of it.  But one thing I don't enjoy, something I can't stand, is when people make needless predictions.  Not "crazy" predictions, like the guy that's going to tell you the Browns are going to win the Super Bowl, but needless predictions, ones that are often made when the predictor himself knows that he's making a prediction based on a small sample size...

Like the article I read on Saturday posing the question, and then answering it affirmatively, as to whether "The decade long run of Boston sports success was over?" Hahaha, really?  I mean, I know it's tough to come up with fresh ideas and articles to publish, but really?  Why?  Why is it suddenly over now?  Because the Red Sox were 2-9?  Because the Canadiens had the Bruins on the ropes?  Because the veteran Celtics had slipped to 3rd in the East?  Because the Patriots are publicly wondering if it's time to draft Tom Brady's replacement?  Come on, now, let's gain a little perspective...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Just Another Case of Boston Being Boston...

You said it, kid...
Well, we're 10 games in.  And if I'm to understand things correctly, the Red Sox are already dead and buried.  Thankfully, for both the Red Sox and my sanity, I'm a guy that's well known for not understanding things correctly.  At least when "correctly" refers to how the masses are viewing things.  Hey, what can I say?  I'm a contrarian.  Not by design, mind you, but more often than not, that just seems to be the way the way things shake out.  That doesn't mean I'm excited or encouraged by how the Red Sox have limped out of the gate with their best Barbaro impression (not too soon, I checked), it just means that despite their slow start, I don't see why they still can't meet my expectations for the 2011 season.  Then again, maybe that's because my expectations were a lot lower than most of those in Red Sox Nation...

I'll elaborate on that, get to some Manny retirement talk, and give my take on some hypocritical Boston sports talkers and their sudden lust for all things NHL and NBA.  All that, and who knows, maybe a few more scantily clad supermodels, as I delve into this week's post...

Read on, my damies.  And enjoy...      

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A Time for Traditions...

Hi, I'm Jim Nantz, and welcome to Heaven...
I've seen some ugly basketball in my day, but last night's NCAA men's National Championship may have set the new bar at a new height...and this is from a guy that works a dozen Freshmen girl's high school games every year.  And OK, sure, maybe it wasn't the greatest ending to a tournament any of us have ever seen, but does that make the UCONN Huskies any less deserving of being called Champs?  Ehhhh, well yes and no.  I've got my take on that for ya, some baseball and golf predictions, and a few other tidbits in this week's post, as we put college hoops in the rear view, and go headlong into a Spring full of traditions.  Traditions.  Something a particular broadcaster knows quite a lot about.  And I'm not talking about what Marv Albert does after hours, either.  No, I'm talking about Jim Nantz. The Sultan of Spring.  And right now, we're right in his wheelhouse...

Read on, my damies.  And enjoy...