- As to the previously posted Bucs related questions, they played somewhere in between impressive and not on Monday. They definitely struggled to an unimpressive victory over a terrible team. On the other hand, they have been winning games in that manner (2nd half comeback), since Freeman took over. May be indicative of his cool demeanor and their overall confidence in victory, rather than luck.
- ESPN has been reporting that the NBA owners want the players to take a 47% cut of BRI. For those who do not know, “BRI” is “Basketball Related Income”. You would think that all income for NBA franchises is basketball related, but that’s not how it goes. Anyway, it is a ton of money, and the players previously had a 57% cut. In other words, don’t bet on an agreement anytime soon. (Stern suggested a 50/50 split, the players declined)
- I’m siding with the players on that argument, by the way. The owners are demanding more money as a collective because some owners are losing money individually and the successful owners don’t want to share more of their money. So, they want the players to do it for them. Makes no sense, whatsoever. If you can’t run a profit in the NBA then you should sell your franchise. You should also sell your franchise if you are Donald Sterling.
- A.J. Burnett kept the Yankees alive last night by pitching 5.2 and giving up one run in a 10-1 victory. Granderson was the star of the day, however, by making a couple different highlight catches in the outfield, one of which halted an early Tigers rally. Hughes got some work on the mound and the bottom of the lineup was productive for the Yankees, which is what they need to remain successful. The top of their lineup should improve their hitting soon, and they have no choice but to do it in Game 5 in New York. Fister will be rattled if the Yankees can get to him early.
- Adrian Beltre provided more ether for Red Sox fans, as he hit 3 home runs to power the Rangers over the Rays. Granted it wasn’t direct, but I’m sure it helped to slow down the already slow process of their souls burning due to tough defeat.
- No one cares, but the Diamondbacks beat the Brewers last night.
- It was a good day for former Cleveland Indians yesterday. Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta had the only extra base hits for the Tigers with a HR and 2B respectively. Ben Francisco had a pinch hit 3 run home run to put the Phillies over the Cardinals 3-2. Kelly Shoppach went 1-3 with a walk. John McDonald got an AB in an Arizona victory as well. Ho’ Hum.
- In completely unrelated news, apparently there is a 2pac sex tape now? I’m not sure anyone wants to see a dead man cop some dome, but everyone is into their own thing I suppose. Here is a brief description from TMZ because it is wildly perfect and unsurprising: ”As she does her thing, an unreleased song of Tupac’s is playing in the background, as Tupac is singing along and dancing, wiggling his hips. And it gets even better. As the woman services Tupac, who is holding a cocktail in one hand and a blunt in another, Money B from Digital Underground walks over to him. Tupac puts his cocktail arm around Money B, continues singing and dancing … and the woman never stops.“
- President Obama also signed a temporary spending bill. It probably won’t mean or do anything. I’m not saying that from a political leaning either, I really just mean that it literally will not do anything. All it does is fund the government through November. Also known as, President Obama agreed to make more monopoly money for the Feds to play with. He is on his “why so serious?” grind right now. He’s slidin’ down burning pyramids of billions of dollars while playin’ BMF by Ricky Rozay and Styles P. “Master of Ceremonies” (Styles P album) in stores (yesterday), by the way. It’s all starting to make sense now. (No chance you get that reference, sucks to be You)
Twitter Food for Thought from RealSkipBayless :
“Funny but scouts starting to say Landry Jones’ NFL potential getting closer to Luck’s. Yet Landry not even in most Heisman top 5s. In mine!”