There are a few issues and debates going on in the sports world that I'd like to take some time and use this platform to address. Here we go!
- First of all, I've had enough of the NFL Draft. I can't recall a time when there was more hype about a season that is still about four months away from kicking off. I feel like three quarters of the guys we're all talking about won't even be in the league in three years. The NFL can take a back seat for now, and we can see how these rookies are come September.
- With that said; however, I can't wait to see all of the new touchdown celebrations and sack dances this season. Some people definitely have a problem with it, but I'm not one of them. It adds an extra level of entertainment to the games. I can't wait to see Odell celebrate after a touchdown!
- Football is becoming the new boxing. So many former players are dangerously sick and dying far too young. Before long, the NFL's rules will be much closer to flag football's. Stay tuned.
- I don't know what to do with LeBron at this point. Should I root for him or against him? I do know one thing though: he ain't human. The guy is starting to come up in conversations as the best player of all time. We used to have these conversations with Bill Russell and Michael Jordan (or at least I did).
- Have the NHL playoffs started? I think it's the best sport to watch, but I have no idea what is going on since the New York teams are gone. What channels are these games on?
- Baseball in April sucks. There's no other way to say it. The only sport I'm committed to watching in cold weather is football.
- How about we start the baseball season later and do some double headers to make up for the time lost in early April? "Let's play two," as Ernie Banks once said. Teams should charge a little more for those games, because there's nothing like a true doubleheader starting at 4:30pm on a weekday or noon on weekends.
- Did I mention that I hate the 1:00pm weekday start times? Who is a 1:00 weekday game for? People are either working or in school. For the 100th time, we should start day games at 3:30 so I could just leave work early or take my kid out of school a little early, and still have them home in time do homework and get a good night's sleep.
- I don't get why MLB teams can't add 1-2 more players on their rosters, like hockey. Each game, a manager should be able to decide who dresses and who doesn't. It seems like the bullpen guys' arms get burnt out and players don't ever really get the days off they need. Who doesn't love watching these young players play?
- The American League has some really good teams this year. The playoff races are going to be a dogfight, between Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, and the Yankees.
- I changed my mind on all of the replays in sports. They are perfect, because as I get older I do need a couple more bathroom breaks than I once did, and they give me that time I need. Well, that, and it's easier to get snacks with all of those breaks.
- Why can't the NBA, MLB, and even NHL do the Red Zone during the season? The NFL does a great job with it. Why can't the rest of the leagues? I mean, do you really want me to sit down and actually watch a whole game on TV in this day and age? Come on.
- And as for NCAA sports... look... I don't want to bother to rant about the cheating and unfairness that some D1 programs have over others. Some schools spend millions putting their coaches on private planes and other schools can't afford to spend anything. How is this fair?
- The concept of "one and done" is just insanity to me. Common sense needs to be common practice. Who would send their kid to school for 6 months and expect them to be serious about it? I'll wait...
Yeah, that's all for now. Maybe I'll do more posts like this down the road. I've gotta go, got about ten games to watch tonight and somehow I'll find a way to watch most of them. I wonder if watching this many games every night stuff has an affect on my ability to be a good parent and spouse...
Song of the Day: "Changes" by 2Pac
Quote of the Day: “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out” – John Wooden