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Friday, January 05, 2007

Sports Friday: Goodbye to the Menuval

1. The newspapers are reporting that Randy Johnson, also known as Mr. Charm, is on his way back to Arizona. From a purely statistical perspective, it's probably a neutral to bad move for the Yankees. They need to replace about 170 innings with about a 5.00 ERA. (Of course, Johnson could have rebounded from his mediocre 2006 and had a much better 2007; we will never know). Nevertheless, getting rid of such a menuval is a net positive.

2. I'm hoping the Giants get blown out so that we will have another week (or two) of suicidal callers into Mike and the Mad Dog. Joe thinks the Giants will win but I just don't see it. I think Manning is a basket case. The Flyers (or is it the Eagles?) just have to contain Tiki.

3. On paper, I think the Jets have very little hope of beating the Pats. Nevertheless, you never know. They have done much better than expected this year, and have already beaten the Patriots in Foxboro. It could happen. The downside is that if they lose, I don't expect the suicidal callers because the Jets have overachieved so much this year. The callers will more likely be in the "great year, looking forward to next year" genre. So there is no point in the Jets losing.



  • At 9:53 AM, Blogger Joe Schick said…

    Written like a true Giants fan.

  • At 10:40 PM, Blogger uberimma said…

    Glad TT is doing well. (I only read the chick posts.

  • At 5:19 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Alas, Joe, I was (partially) right about the Giants. Unfortunately, without a blowout, the calls are not as insane as they might otherwise be. As predicted, same with the Jets. Fans are very appreciative of the year that they've had and look forward to next year. Sadly, I look forward to more of the same; to wit, getting destroyed by New England year after year.


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