Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Really Minnesota...Really?

If you haven't seen, the Minnesota Twins have agreed in principle to trade former Cy Young winner Johan Santana to the New York Mets. In Return the Mets agreed to send CF Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra.

The deal does hinge on the Mets and Santana being able to work out a long term contract extension, but something tells me that Omar Minaya can get that done

Now, I know that the Twins wanted to get rid of arguably the best pitcher in baseball, but for that package...really?

According to this ESPN story, some MLB talent evaluators pinned this package as the fourth best offer that the Twins since they put Santana on the trade block.

Guess they held onto Santana for a little too long. I know the Twins didn't want to part ways with Santana, I know they've had problems agreeing to a long term deal, but letting Santana go for four magic beans that the twins hope will grow? Really Minnesota...really?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Guts...Just Pure Guts...

Watching the Giants vs. Packers game was quite possibly one of the more enjoyable times i've had watching an NFL game in a long time.

The entire game can be summed up in one word...Guts.

IF nothing else it took guts for Tom Caughlign to send Lawerence Tynes out there to try a 47 yard field goal with the game on the line, after missing his last two.


Championship Sunday - Weather Report

28 Teams are sitting at home in their heated houses watching the games today, all of them wishing they were on the frozen fields that the Chargers, Patriots, Packers, and Giants are playing on today.

Both games are going to be cold...the type of cold that your grandfather told you he walked to school in (uphill! both ways!). So in honor of that fact, here are the game time weather reports for both Conference Championship games.

San Diego Chargers vs. New England Patriots
- 2:00 PM CST
Temperature - 23ºF
Feels Like - 11ºF
Wind Speed - 13 mph NW

New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers - 5:30 PM CST
Temperature - 3ºF
Feels Like - -11ºF
Wind Speed - 11 mph W

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Peterson Wins No Brainer Award

Was anyone surprised that rookie RB Adrian Peterson (a.k.a. Purple Jesus), won the AP Offensive Player of the Year award?

Peterson racked up 1,341 yards and 12 TDs...only LT had more yards and touchdowns, and Peterson only played in 14 games due to injury.

The rest of the NFC North is going to have trouble with Purple Jesus for many years to come.