Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halladay No Hits Reds

Excuse me for saying that Roy Halladay has ended the Cincinnati Reds 2010 season. True, it's far from over, but in all my years that I've watched baseball and sports in general there has been a moment in the postseason that has rendered plenty of teams dead in the water.

Consider Roy Halladay's no-hitter against the Reds one of them. Halladay tossed the second postseason no-hitter in MLB history. I think this will sink the Reds and send them on their way. I'm not a Reds hater, but ask Nick Anderson how he torpedoed th Orlando Magic in the 1995 NBA Finals. Or ask the Oakland A's how Kirk Gibson flamed their chances in the 1988 World Series. The list can go on. Halladay acheived a great feat in his first postseason start, ever. And he probably ended the Reds' season in the process. 

I could be wrong though.        

What I Saw In College Football

Before I go any further, I must say that if Michigan had even a middle of the road defense, they'd be Oregon and we would be talking about them as national title contenders. Also if my aunt had a package she'd be my uncle. They defense or lack of one will cost them real soon.

Miami should be rolling over the ACC. Like I stated previously, if Jacory Harris can cut down on the bad throws they could run the table in the conference. Florida State should give the canes a run for their money, but they tend to have bad games they shouldn't.

The Tim Brewster death watch is on. Boy, Glen Mason sure looks good right about now. They lost a tough one to Northwestern which gave them their, I don't know I lost track of how many straight games they lost at home. Speaking of Northwestern, they will put a scare into some of the teams in the Big Ten this year.

The Tide rolled over Florida and they are the clear favorite in the SEC. They do have some big road games coming up and the season ending showdown versus Auburn. It'll be a tough go for them but Nick Saban will have them up to the task. Keep an eye on Cam Newton and the Tigers.

USC is a fraud just like I thought they were and probation will take its toll, more sooner than later. Oregon ran past Stanford and also Boise State in the polls. It's going to be an interesting rest of the season to see a number of teams jockey for votes and put up style points.

Colin Kaepernick, Colin Kaepernick, Colin Kaepernick

Happy Anniversary Baby!

I just want to say Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife. Its a couple of days late, but it wasn't because I forgot LOL. 

You Can Go Home Again

My thoughts on the Randy Moss trade may not be in lockstep with others. Oh well, so be it. I think it could be a good trade for Minnesota. True, they did give up a third rounder, which to me is almost like the player to be named later. It could burn them or the player could be a bum. Before I go any further, remember the great Brett Favre lobbied for him when he was still in Green Bay.

Moss will give someone that Favre can trust going deep to. And you know Brett will force it to him, even if he's triple covered. Even though Moss is older, he's still an athletic freak. He's still one of the top five receivers in the league. This could make Favre's last hurrah (allegedly) one to remember.

On the flip side, the Patriots offense might actually suffer without Moss. Let's see what Wes Welker can do underneath, now that all the coverages will be focused on him. Who's going to fill in for him? I think they hope Brandon Tate and Julian Edelman can help fill that role. I just don't really see a go to guy. But then again, Tom Brady has made it work before with less than receivers. Hey, they also can bring Troy brown out of retirement. The running game isn't solid, so i can see some of the top defenses teeing off on Brady.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see how everything turns out. The Patriot way actually might work out and Favre to Moss might be explosive enough to get Minnesota to the Super Bowl. This could be the best and last chance for both.