Saturday, December 27, 2008

You know what really grinds my gears.....

Thought 1:
Whenever I see the bottom scroller on ESPN and it displays the times and teams of future games I always end up throwing up a little bit in my mouth. I am of course talking about the audacity of ESPN to predict "America's Vote". After showing the game they display a poll that apparently shows the completely opinion and knowledge of all Americans and who they think is going to win this particular game. For example in the Champ Sports Bowl: Florida State vs Wisconsin, America voted 82.3% in favor of Florida State winning this game. I have nothing against taking fan polls to see who they think is going to win the game but when you put the name of "America's Vote" it makes me feel like ESPN thinks far to highly of them and that they know all and are the end all of all things sports if they feel like they have the power to deem who "America" thinks is going to win a college football game.

Thought 2:
The freakin BCS. Ever since its induction it had caused controversy after controversy. Whether it was auburn going undefeated in a tough SEC a couple of years back or if it was the Texas Longhorns who beat Oklahoma on neutral field by 10 points but still do not end up in the National Championship game. The complicated and "intricate" way that the BCS calculating is honestly unkown to 99% of college football fans yet this computation determines their teams future. Now what about florida. They lost to an unranked Ole Miss team at the time at their own house. Now that is down right embarassing. If you are the reigning champs and you loose at home I think you are automatically out. Texas lost at an incredibally rowdy and fierce atmosphere in Lubbock on an amazing last second play, yet none of this goes into the calculations for a teams BCS ranking. Its complete crap and I couldn't be more disgusted. Hopefully the president elect does push around some of his weight as he said he will to push for a College playoff system. Just like the nike ad says, "Success isn't calculated, it is earned." Nuf said.

Thought 3:
Yankee haters and of teams who spend money to improve their team. This blind hatred of the Yankees for dishing out money to free agents to help improve their team is utter nonsense. The haters primary argument is that the Yankees are "buying championships." First and foremost each and every team is paying their players to win and put up numbers that will bring them to the World Series, so every team technically is trying to "buy a championship." Second if my team had the money to bring in star free agents but chose not to because they would rather develop young an inexperienced players I would be furious. What a joke. All this hatred is simple jealousy because people want to scream in outcry because they don't have the money flexibility the yankees do thanks to their glorious histroy and prestigous brand name. This has led to various small markey GM's to beg for a salary cap. The brewers general manage Doug Melvin whined right after the yankees signed Texiera about needing a salary cap because they couldn't compete with the money the yankees are spending. All I hear is waaaah waaaah waaaaah! Come on, seriously it is called survival of the fittest and whatever the yankees are doing is completely under the rules.

That's what really grinds my gears...right now.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Something about sports

So here I am sitting on my lazy boy recliner watching TV when a light bulb appears above my head. "I should totally make a sports blog from a real fan's view point!" So here I am after 30 hard seconds of thinking up of a name for this blog and I come up with "The Real Sports Guru". "Sports Guru" to indicate that I am Indian and a sports genius and "The Real" to mock the imposters who have already taken the url for Which by the way I am not linking so please do not visit their website as there is no such thing as free advertising.

First order of business:

Watching the premier Christmas day basketball game I was extremely entertained yet frustrated at the same time. I am of course talking about the Suns-Spurs rematch from the playoffs of like what the past seven years? Those of you who thought I was referring to the Celtics and Lakers you will soon learn that I am not big on Boston sports and am lukewarm for the Lakers. The Spurs trailed pretty much the entire game and pulled of an amazing win at the buzzer to bust the Suns bubble once again. The Spurs struggled incredibly shooting the ball, hovering constantly below 40% for the game before just finishing above. Tim Duncan was shown up multiple times by "The Diesel" with some "flashy" crossovers and easy layups. Manu shot the rock as if it weighed a ton and the Suns tandem of Stoudemire and O'neal were causing havoc in the paint for the spurs. So here we are again, Phoenix ahead for most of the game in their own building but no one seems to count out the spurs in any playoff atmosphere contest. They fought back after being being down 11 points to take the lead in the final minutes of the game before grant hill gave the home team the lead after recieving the ball back after inbounding to lay it in from a ball screen from steve nash. With 4.3 seconds left on the clock the building was on fire and the suns looked like they might have this one. But nothing but ice cold water seemed to run through the veins of the experienced spurs. Parker recieved the in bounds and drew the defense to him before passing it out to the perimeter to new spur this year, Roger Mason and BANG!! The shot is good as the clock expires and silence consumes the building while the spurs bench rush on to the court to maul mason. Once again the spurs proved their worth and stunned the suns when it counted the most.
Say what you will about the "boring" spurs but they always seem to show up come playoff time as can be seen by their 4 championships in the past decade.

On a side note I did not watch most of the Lakers game but am glad that the Celtics winning streak came to an end. I could not handle the ESPN analysts just hand the trophy over to the celtics already.

Second order of business:

Mark Texiera as a proud member of the yankee empire I would like to welcome you to the winning column. Say what you will about the yankees exorbant amount of funds and the crazy free agent contracts they hand out, but they are dedicated to their fans and the yankee brand and will take whatever it takes to put the best team on the field.

Now here is my first post for this blog, hopefully it comes to something and I gather a few readers who enjoy my views of the sporting world.

With that Happy Holidays and Boo yah!!