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A week ago, on Monday Night Football, the hype leading to the Giants-Dolphins game was the first pro meeting of former LSU teammates Jarvis Landry (Miami) & Odell Beckham, Jr. (Giants). Both shined in the primetime spotlight, of course, but it was Beckham, as usual, making highlight reel catches and scoring long TD's to give the Giants a win.
Six days later, however, the darker side of Beckham emerged at the worst possible time.
The tabloid media in New York hyped
The NFL and DirecTV never saw this coming.
In the course of this season all but one of the QB's who did their best Rob Lowe impressions in doing wacky ads for the satellite giant, now aligned with AT&T, have wound up injured, missing significant chunks of time, and it does have a, ah, damaging effect on teams' playoff chances.
The medical report, if ya will.....
Tony Romo (Dallas). Mr. Arts & Crafts is gone for the season, taking the Cowboys'
Johnny Manziel came out of college too soon.
By all rights, he should be a senior at Texas A & M, which hasn't set the world on fire since he left following his sophomore season. Talent is one thing, but being mature enough to actually play in the NFL, much less the CFL, is another thing altogether, and Manziel is one of a bazillion players who came out too early, spurred on by the predictable cadre of hangers-on and other leeches to chase the money. Last year, he was on football
The following was posted on my personal blog, The Land of Whatever, earlier today:
And, so, it's over. The Kansas City Royals marked the 30th anniversary of their first World Series championship by winning this year's edition in 5 games over the Mets. The two teams won't have to wait long to meet again, however, as they'll open the 2016 season at Kaufmann Stadium next April.
To give credit where it's due, the Royals played like the hungrier team,
Updated 03-09-2016 at 03:31 PM by hobbyfan
The Mets have lost not just a game, which got away from them amidst the controversy in the 7th inning of game 2 of the NLDS vs. the Dodgers, but they lost a key player who had sparked up on offense in the stretch run.
Shortstop Ruben Tejada broke his leg on a takeout slide by old Met nemesis Chase Utley, now a high priced pinch hitter for the Dodgers. Utley was originally called out, but a replay challenge by Dodger manager Don Mattingly demonstrated what had been speculated ever