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We’ll Miss you Andy

Posted: February 4, 2011 by amyaubrey in MLB
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So if ya’ll haven’t noticed we on this website all have a bit of our own bias & it is what it is. What we all tend to write about is what we are most passionate about & can you really blame us?  You can’t really help what it is that you’re passionate about & for this gal it’s all about the NY.  Today it was announced that the greatest post-season pitcher of all time, Andy Pettitte is going to retire.  There was alot of speculation all throughout the offseason that he would, but nobody knew for sure.  Today it was made official, that Andy would make the announcement tomorrow in a press conference.  It is a major blow to the Yankees because now the pitching rotation is full of question marks.  Yes, CC Sabathia & my main man, Phil Hughes will be good but what about the rest of the 3? AJ Burnett is either amazing or terrible (but always the epitome of cool because his personality is phenom.)  But the 4 & 5 pitchers? Who are they?  It’s going to be a major cause for concern for Yankee fans in the coming year because if things don’t go how we always expect them to, starting pitching will be the the downfall.  But above all else, as much as we will want a new great starting pitcher, we will most of all miss our great lefty big man.  Andy was not only a reliable work horse but, in my opinion, one of the greatest competitors of all time, as well as one of the greatest postseason baseball performers ever & a hall of fame pitcher who will not be replaced any time in the near future.  He was & always will be a true Yankee & a true gentleman & we love you, Andy.

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As you know, the NFL playoffs are in full effect.  This past weekend was the Divisional Playoffs & in the AFC it was a battle of the division rivals.  The Steelers beat the Ravens & the Jets beat the Patriots.  These 4 teams hate each other so it was certainly heated.  After the Jets-Pats game, Jets linebacker Bart Scott gave one of the greatest post game interviews ever with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.

Next weekend will be the League Championship games.  The Jets will take on the Steelers in the AFC & the Packers will play the Bears in the NFC.  Both should be excellent games leading up to an excellent Superbowl.

Phil-Lee Again

Posted: December 14, 2010 by amyaubrey in MLB
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Whoever says money talks in baseball, obviously didn’t talk to Cliff Lee.  The big free agent pitcher signed with the Philadelphia Phillies.  He left millions of dollars on the table to go back to Philadelphia.  The Yankees & Rangers were both offering him a hell of a whole lot more for longer periods of time.  The Yankees were willing to guarantee Lee $154 million for seven years. And instead, he picked a five-year deal worth around $120 million.

Last year, the Phillies traded him to Seattle, who then eventually traded him to the Rangers.  Lee kills the Yankees whenever he pitches against them so he was their #1 free agent target.  Normally, the Yankees get their man but this time was not the case.  So instead of joining his pal CC Sabathia in NY, Lee decided to sign up to be a part of easily the best rotation in baseball.  With Lee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels & Roy Oswalt all in 1 rotation, you have 3 of the best 8 winning percentages among all active pitchers.  It is very possible to have 3 20-game winners on 1 team.  Pretty much nobody saw this coming & it’s basically a slap in the face to both the Yankees & the Rangers.  Maybe Philadelphia really is the City of brotherly love, or maybe he just really likes cheesesteaks.

Goodbye For Real This Time?

Posted: December 14, 2010 by amyaubrey in Brett Favre, NFL

After 297 consecutive games started & 19 years of playing, Brett Favre is officially done (well, at least we think so.)  Even with all the criticism he has recieved over the past few years, it is still one of the greatest individual achievements in all of sports.  If you are a freshman in college, you have never known football without Brett Favre starting at QB.  It is a streak comparable to Cal Ripkin, Jr. in baseball.  Even at 41 years old, Favre was still football’s Iron Man.  In this day & age, it is probably a streak that will never be broken.  Others will try but you have to stay healthy, or at least healthy enough for at least 19 years.

Last weekend against the Bills, on the 3rd play from scrimmage, Favre was taken down square in the back by Arthur Moats.  We all wondered what would happen this week & then, the Vikings’ stadium roof collapsed because of snow to postpone the Sunday game to Monday.  Everyone said that it was a conspiracy to give Brett an extra day off to heal.  Heal he did not because it was announced Monday evening that his streak would end.  Tarvaris Jackson manned the quarterback position for the Vikings.  Shortly afterward, his official website was selling autographed commemorative footballs inscribed with “297 starts 1992-2010,” for $499.99 each.  It is possible this will be the end of Favre’s season, as well as his career.  Whether you love him or you hate him, it was quite the achievement & quite a career.

Callin’ Baton Rouge!

Posted: December 7, 2010 by amyaubrey in Uncategorized
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Attention ladies of Louisiana (particularly those of you who read this website!)  New Orleans Saints hotties Reggie Bush & Darren Sharper are hosting an event to raise the education of women about football.  They will be explaining various elements of the game, all while raising money for the American Cancer Society.  It’s basically our website plus professional football players & fundraising.  I hope this catches on to every team around the NFL because I think it’s a fantastic idea.  Here’s the link if you want more info…

http://www.tcynow.org/Events_UCNP.html

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted: November 25, 2010 by amyaubrey in NFL
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This story featured on CBS today before the Patriots-Lions game.  It is a very heart-warming Thanksgiving story & really makes you thankful for what you’ve got.  It’s about Chris Henry, the late Bengals player who was killed in a car accident last year.  Warning: you’re going to cry but it’s a beautiful story.  Have a safe & happy Thanksgiving! ❤ JC



Picture This!?

Posted: November 25, 2010 by amyaubrey in MLB
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If you don’t know what a New York Yankee looks like, I’ll tell you: Derek Jeter.  He has been the face of the organization since he was a wittle baby in 1996.  Not only has he been the face, but also the heart.  To the Yankees he is a priceless commodity so when it comes to his current predicament, how do you put a price on someone like him?  Jeter’s contract was up at the end of this past season so he is now a free agent.

The Yankees offered him a 3-year, $45 million contract which is generous by any measure.  That is, for those of us not great at math, $15 million a year.  Jeter thought this was not enough, however.  He made $21 million last year so it is a considerable paycut for him.  Derek, though had the worst year of his career last year & will be turning 37 this June, which in baseball terms is ancient.  He still thinks of himself as among baseball’s elite and so deserves that much money.  The Yankees have encouraged him to test the market & see how much other teams offer him, because they are confident he won’t be offered more then that.  The intangibles he has brought to the Yankees make him more valuable there then anywhere else, not to mention the unwavering love showered upon him every day by Yankee fans.  The NY Post today, however decided to give Yankee fans a bit of a heart attack with this picture…

If that God forsaken photo ever happened in real life, the man who is currently king of NY would never be allowed back there, for fear of his life.  I’m quite sure it would never happen but it’s certainly a scary thought for any Yankee fan.  When the dust settles, I do believe Derek will be back in a Yankee uniform, as will Mariano Rivera & Andy Pettitte.