Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Euro 2012 qualifying resumes today with...am I the only one underwhelmed by these match-ups?
A Todd Bertuzzi flying tricep that got the Detroit Red Wing booted last night resulted in Ryan Johnson needing part of his ear being sewed back on. Eeew. Video here. Love Mike Johnson at TSN taking up for him in an abuse of the language. The suggestion his previous "one off's" shouldn't be a frame of reference for this discussion. Right, and a guy busted for drunk driving once shouldn't have a drunken brawl brought up from year's back. Please.
Forbes magazine has published a report on TV revenues in baseball and reported that the New York Yankees TV network produced $400 million in revenue last year. By way of comparison, the Texas Rangers signed one of the best deals - said to be top two or three in the game - that sees them pull $75 million a year.
Start your clock on Andrea Bargnani's time as a Toronto Raptor. The end is near, and not a moment too soon.
The spring training home of Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria, David Price and Reid Brignac was robbed of around $56,000 in cash and goods, including Longoria's AK-47. Who hasn't had their AK ripped?
Joel Sherman puts forth a pretty compelling argument that CC Sabathia might be the best Yankee free agent signing ever. My fantasy squad sure hopes he continues on that path. Sabathia will have a hell of a gun pointed at the Yankees heads when he opts out of his contract after this season.
The Florida Marlins will cease to exist after this season, coming back in 2012 as the Miami Marlins.
Early yesterday, a poll at the Toronto Star had 35% of the 7,000 or so voters picking the Toronto Blue Jays to win the AL East this year. Still a whole lot of suckers out there, it seems.
Stay classy, Gregg Zaun.
One guy you might not be seeing on Hard Knocks if indeed it covers the Tampa Bay Bucs is cornerback Aqib Talib. Allegations of pistol whipping your sisters boyfriend and then firing shots at him as he fled on foot tend to be bad for the image, if we know Roger Goodell in the least. Not to mention what John Q. Law thinks.
Posted by TB at 9:04 AM