Archive for the ‘Bill’s Blog’ Category
The big story of the day, Aaron Hernandez killed himself. Move on, nothing more to see here.
So let’s talk about the positive, the success and the good in life…..or life in general. At the age of 35, the 23 time major champion, Serena Williams has announced that she’s pregnant. In addition to the photo of the baby bump, the mom-to-be will not play tennis again this season. Williams is also engaged to be married.
While Williams did announce that she will return in 2018, you have to wonder; with more money that she’ll ever know what to do with, major championships in her back pocket, a new born and the joys of motherhood on the horizon, how much fire to play the game that has given her so much will she have?… Read the rest
We are 2 weeks away from the 2017 NFL Draft. The Green Bay Packers will soon be on the clock and the angst of every Packers fan will be running high.
Because without an upgraded defense, there’s only so much Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense can do in regards to getting Green Bay to another Super Bowl.
How much, realistically, can the defense be upgraded through the draft? A little but not as much as is actually needed.
GM Ted Thompson will have to hit on at least 3 defenders, 2 if which have to be pass rushers, and by hit I mean these rookies will have to play at nearly a pro bowl level. … Read the rest
The University of North Carolina is only 9 days away from winning the NCAA tourney. Some, love the Tar Heels. Others, let’s just say they’re not Tar Heel fans. The rest, think the Tar Heels, and their head coach Roy Williams, are cheaters who didn’t deserve to even be in the tourney in the first place.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said that the UNC’s academic scandal, and the lengthy NCAA investigation, “abysmal” and then stated, “implementation of the death penalty” could be a fitting punishment, according to a published report in the Carolina News & Observe
While North Carolina may eventually be punished for the alleged academic fraud charges revolving around the African and Afro-American “no show classes”, it’s the NCAA that should be absolutely ashamed of itself.… Read the rest
The Chicago Cubs have raised their banner and celebrated their world series. 108 years of toil, anonymity, monikers of losing, jokes and strife have now ended.
And so a new era begins. One of defense, being the hunted and hopeful repetition.
A dynasty in the making? Who knows? Time will tell. Time will tell, not the flowing obnoxiousness from Cubs fans. To be a dynasty, you must win and win and win.
Last I checked, the Cubs aren’t the “27” Yankees or the “76” Big Red Machine of Cincinnati. You’re the loveable losers, torn down, rebuilt and you have tasted the sweetest of success.… Read the rest
Years ago, I watched Sergio Garcia and saw a smug, cocky, somewhat arrogant young man who seemed to be a whiner because he should have been a major champion numerous times over if it weren’t for a guy by the name of Tiger Woods.
Over the years, he’s made snide comments that have gotten him into hot water with the American public golf fan and was never really accepted as one of those competitors you can root for.
What I saw yesterday at Agusta was a golfer who has seemingly grown up….he’s become humbled by the chase for a major and appreciative of the greatness it takes to attain that stature.… Read the rest
A week ago the Milwaukee Bucks were firmly entrenched in the 5th
seed of the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Things were looking good, the team was playing well and seemed to be firing on all cylinders.
Since then, Malcom Brogden’s back has been acting up and Kris Middleton’s shot can’t be found even on your local milk carton.
This lack of productivity has allowed the bucks to drop into a 3 game losing streak with lackluster performances to Dallas, a national cringe to the OKC Thunder and now to the scrappy Pacers.
As it stands, Milwaukee is 2 games away from either the 5th
seed or not making the postseason at all.… Read the rest
I start out by saying to all you wrestling fans, I’m sorry.
When I was growing up, 7th
grade, I too enjoyed the finer arts and soap opera story lines of the squared circle. I grew up with Ric Flair, Abdullah The Butcher, Dusty Rhodes, Randy Macho Man Savage, Brutus The Barber Beefcake, Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan and so on. I used to really get into it.
My point being, while I enjoyed it and quoted it and reveled in it, I always knew it wasn’t a “sport” in the sense as we know sports to be. … Read the rest
With the baseball season upon us, here are a few of my, sure to be wrong, predictions for the 2017 season.
AL MVP – Mike Trout
NL MVP – Bryce Harper
Brewers MVP – Jonathan Villar
Brewers player I’m most intrigued by – Jesus Aguilar
Brewers Final Record – 78 – 84
AL Champion – Baltimore
NL Champion – San Francisco
World Series Champion – San Francisco Giants… Read the rest
The NFL is on the move again, this time it’s the Raiders of Oakland. The silver and black appear to be headed to Las Vegas as yet another hurdle is out of the way. The franchise owners voted 31-1 to allow the storied franchise to head to Sin City.
Why are they leaving?
First of all if you have ever been to the Alameda Coliseum, you know it’s a pit (and that’s being kind). Say what you want about the Raiders, the Davis’ specifically, the franchise really does need a new home. So do the A’s for that matter.
Secondly, and most importantly, because they can. … Read the rest