Those are the words of Ron Roenicke on April 30th when the Brewers beat the Pirates 12-8 at Miller Park. That’s also when Rickie Weeks’ average was starting to climb. Rickie was hitting a whopping .191 on that fine day.
Since then, Rickie has been as bad as bad can get.
His season average is now at .170 and he has his an abysmal .100 over his last 10 games with 12 strikeouts.
I was a Weeks’ defender for quite some time but no more.
He’s has his chances, he has 147 at bats, 51 strike out and only 22 walks.… Read the rest
Brett Favre wants to be loved and wants to come back to the Pack but he wants to come back when the time is right for him. The Packers President, Mark Murphy, can envision Favre joining him on the team’s off-season caravan to meet and greet fans all over the state of Wisconsin.
The old adage is “Time heals all wounds”. The problem is we live in a “fast food world” and we want it now.
We all know reconciliation is coming so get it over with, shake hands and let us all move on.
That’s too simple.
For as much as Favre thinks it’s about him, it’s not. … Read the rest
**WARNING** Some of the language in this post is explicit
Andrew Wiggins is the top preps basketball prospect. Before a small group of family and friends, Wiggins announced that he will attend the University of Kansas. Kansas isn’t a small-time program, it’s one of the most prestigious in all the country.
Wiggins was being courted by the best of the best; Kentucky and North Carolina just to name a few.
Immediately after word leaked out that the high school senior had chosen the Jayhawks, his twitter account went crazy; the majority of fans wished him well, others, rabid Kentucky and North Carolina fans, scorned, closed minded, idiot fans.… Read the rest
The home of the Vikings, where that damn horn irritated you more than if you wore sandpaper underwear.
The Vikings have unveiled their new giant glass monolith that will be home to the Purple and Gold for many years to come.
I’m not a Vikings fan but I have to admit, it looks really good. A lot of the stylings copied from Jerry World and the Cowboys new stadium. Yes this has a roof, a glass one at that.… Read the rest
Tiger Woods won The Players Championship. Sergio Garcia on 17 and 18 ended up 6 over on those two holes, faltering down the stretch.
Let’s flash back to round three on Saturday.
Sergio Garcia stood over his ball, he hears a bit of a commotion, then took a full back swing and stuck his second shot into the trees off to the right of the fairway. After watching his shot sail into the pines, Garcia pierced a stare off in the direction where the commotion came from. Tiger Woods happened to be in the middle of the pack of cheers but was obscured from Garcia’s vision.… Read the rest
I’m more of a traditionalist than anything. Call it old school if you will but I believe that fighting in hockey is a necessary evil, I believe that chin music in baseball is warranted at times and call me crazy but I don’t want to get rid of the kickoff in football.
Radical….I think not.
Some traditions we may not understand but others embrace and who are we to judge?
Why do they toilet paper the trees during the Auburn / Alabama rivalry? Why is it necessary to kiss the bricks at Indy after you win the 500? Why do Detroit fans toss dead octopus on the ice during a Red Wings game?… Read the rest
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Jean Segura rounded third and headed for home. On his quest to score, Segura for some unknown reason slowed up a bit and was subsequently tagged out after a direct strike thrown from Leonys Martin, the Texas Rangers center fielder.
Now I admit that the on deck batter, Jonathan Lucroy should have been yelling to Segura to hustle and slide but still, since when does any runner “let up” rounding third with a possible play at the plate?
This is the same Jean Segura who didn’t know enough not to steal 1st earlier this year.… Read the rest
Dayne ran with grace, power and speed. On a 3rd and 1 he could plow forward to pick up the first down or he could slip through a glimpse of daylight and race 40 yards to the end zone for one of his 71 total touchdowns.
Most programs that recruited the youngster from New Jersey wanted him to play full back. Barry Alvarez saw something in Dayne and told him that is he chose Wisconsin, he could run as a tailback….and run he did.… Read the rest