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New York Mets

If I Were the GM for The Mets

I know, I know who cares about the New York Mets. Better yet, who cares what I would do if I were the General Manager for the New York Mets? Really, I can’t answer that all I can say is that my wit and dry humor rivals that of a Dennis Miller (of course without the awful historical references).

We all have thought about being a GM. That’s why fantasy sports is a multibillion dollar industry. But I am going to live that dream right now, because I am that ignorant to not know the difference between my imagination and real life.

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General Sports

It’s Baseball- Have Fun!

For the last two weeks I have been watching the College World Series. I never really got into it too much, because to be honest with you I just didn’t care. But this year I am into it, I am into it like a fat kid is into Krispy Kremes.

I went to Arizona State and after seeing them finally beat Cal-State Fullerton after losing to them 3 out of 4 times in the past few years, just made me that much more excited about the CWS. But the real reason why I now love the CWS is because it is an escape from the scandalized and tainted Major League Baseball.

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College Basketball

The Wacky Pac: Pac-10 Tournament Preview

I bet you all thought nobody was going to write a preview for the Pac-10 conference tournament. Well, here I am, writing a preview for the bastard stepchild of the power conferences. The Pac-10 is definitely the Ashlee Simpson of college sports, everyone thinks we’re cute but once we get on the national stage everyone wishes that our hotter sister (any other power conference) was there instead.

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New York Jets

I Can’t Buy a Jet Jersey

Laverneus Coles is back, back from the dead that is the Washington Redskins. While I am happy to have LC back, I am definitely a little upset to see Santana Moss go. The guy has been nothing but a first class guy in the locker room and when healthy, a spark to an offense that sometimes in Herman Edwards terms is, “Driving Miss Daisy.”

Although Moss was hampered by a hamstring injury he provided two of the biggest plays of the Jets’ postseason. Against the Chargers he caught the 47 yard touchdown pass from Pennington, and against the Steelers Moss returned a punt for a touchdown that would have been the spark to lead the Jets to the AFC championship if the Jets didn’t blow it. Moss has provided many sparks just like the one’s previously mentioned and he will definitely be missed. I will miss Moss and I will enjoy seeing Coles back in a Jet uniform, the real thing that upsets me about this trade is that I have a Santana Moss jersey that is now useless.

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General Sports

In My State of Mind

In my state of mind I shouldn’t be doing anything but trying to get some rest. In my state of mind I shouldn’t be writing. God knows, what comes out might be straight gibberish, but I am going to give it a shot.

Tuesday I got a head cold. Head colds are the worst for me. I hate the runny noses, the drowsiness, and most of all I get incredibly delirious. I say things like, “I wonder who would win in a fight between Lindsay Lohan and Kelly Clarkson?” I take Lohan simply because Clarkson seems like way too much of a sweetheart. In an email with one of my friends I said “Squints Paladoris from ‘The Sandlot’ is one of the greatest characters ever to grace the silver screen” People in a good state of mind don’t say these things. See I am still delirious

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New York Mets

Oh Captain- My Captain: The Mets Search for a New Captain

Is it really necessary to have a captain in baseball? No, good god, no it isn’t. There are certain players who are so influential to a team that they are named captain. One is Jeter (My stomach actually hurts now), and it took him 5 years to be named captain. He is the quintessential Yankee, and that is why he was named captain.

Willie Randolph has decided that he will look to name a captain for his “new” Mets. But who on this team can you immediately say is captain worthy? Who is the quintessential Met? Well, the quintessential Met would be a player like Eddie Murray, Roberto Alomar, or Bobby Bonilla. These were the type guys that were great on other teams before coming to the Mets. I swear to god, the Mets are where good players go to die.

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MLB General

It’s the Juice: Part Deux

I’m sorry; I realized that I am part of this steroid machine. But after seeing Bonds’ press conference last night, I can’t help but write about steroids one last time.

Last night I turned on SportsCenter only to see a gigantic Barry Bonds front and center addressing a very anxious media. Did anyone else notice that Bonds’ head took up the entire television screen — you couldn’t even see the curtain behind him? For a second I thought he was going to bulge through the screen, warping my T.V forever.

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MLB General

It’s the Juice!

All right, I can’t take it anymore. I get home from work and all I want to do is put on SportsCenter and catch up on the day in sports. But no, this can’t happen any more, not since Jose Canseco had to write his ridiculous book. I don’t care if it is true or not, the man has ruined my sports watching.

All I want to do is turn on ESPN or Fox Sports and be able to see an hour of what’s going on in the sports world. I sit behind a desk all day thinking of what I can do to prevent myself from going insane. Sports is my salvation, my equalizer — but ever since Canseco’s book and “60 Minutes” interview it seems that is all that is going to be on the sports shows. So now I often find myself watching a show like E! TV’s “101 Reasons why the 90’s ruled.” This is the best example I have that I am losing my sanity because of this steroid controversy.