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October 16, 2008

Weekly Ramblings

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eli Savoie @ 9:02 pm

Thoughts I’ve had while wondering if every team in baseball will win a World Series before the Cubs ever win one.

Let me first point out that I’ve officially changed the title to “Weekly Ramblings” since I don’t ever really know what day I’m going to get them done. So, from now on, I’ll be known as MWR(Mr. Weekly Ramblings).

The Tampa Bay Rays have been unbelievable this post season. I keep waiting for all those young players to tighten up and let the pressure get to them, but it just hasn’t happened. The Rays offense has simply punished Red Sox pitching in the ALCS.

Speaking of the Rays, I think we are watching the emergence of the next great 5-tool player in B.J. Upton. Upton reminds me a lot of a young Eric Davis, who was one of the most talented players I’ve ever seen before injuries ruined his career. Upton is going to have a great career.

I have to give it up for the Texas Longhorns. They proved they are much better than I, and most others, gave them credit for. Not many gave them much of a chance to beat Oklahoma and the Longhorns did just that. Colt McCoy and the rest of the offense were terrific and they have proven that they are definitely a contender for the national title. The problem for Texas is their schedule that has Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech over the next three weeks. That’s three teams with a total of one loss over the next three weeks, AFTER beating the number one team in the country. To put it another way, there are 10 undefeated teams left in Division 1A, Texas plays a fifth of them in the next three weeks. One stat to remember for this week’s game against Missouri, Mack Brown is 10-0 in games immediately after the Oklahoma game. That doesn’t bode well for Mizzou.

With Texas taking over the #1 spot in the AP poll, they become the seventh different team to be #1 since the start of last season. In the previous five years, there were a total of six teams in the #1 spot. Thanks to Dennis Dodd of cbs sportsline for that one.

I like the Cowboys trade for Roy Williams. Some people think they gave up too much, but I don’t necessarily think so. They didn’t get off cheap by any means, but they didn’t pay a ridiculous price either. With Williams opposite Terrell Owens, it fills what I think was the only hole they had when healthy. It also lets Patrick Crayton move back to the slot where he has been most effective in his career.

Only in the NHL do you see coaches fired just four games into the season.

The latest episode of “America’s Toughest Jobs” had the contestants working as loggers. After watching that, I think it is indeed the toughest job in America. MWR wouldn’t last three hours as a logger.

“Boston Legal” has the best writers of any television show in a while.

Is anyone else as tired as I am of the commercial guy with the giant red umbrella?

That’s all for now. MWR is out!

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