Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Brett Favre

Seems that Favre will (well, maybe) retire this offseason, rather than return with the Jets.  Where have I heard this before?  Hmmmm.
 
Here's to hoping he returns to the Jets next year!!!  The Dolphins could use two "easy" wins.
 
...or even better, how about if the Jets simply release him and he signs with Minnesota or something.  You know, one of the teams that were expressly called out as teams he can't go to in the trade last year.  I have to figure a protracted legal battle would ensue between the Packers and Jets, which would just make the Jets look stupid.
 
That'd be okay, too.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Now that's funny

As you know, John Carney (the kicker) and Jeff Feagles (the punter) both made the probowl from the NY Giants team.
 
But, here's the funny part.  They're both over 40, and happen to be the only players born in the 60s who were on the probowl rosters.  This led to no end of practical jokes from the old-timers and the younger generation toward each other (diapers and depends were big on the hit list).
 
But I give the ultimate nod to Carney and Feagles for showing up at practice one day wearing leather helmets - telling everyone those were the helmets they wore when they first came into the league.
 
And as a complete aside, I was at UM with Feagles back in the 80s, and had some classes with him.  I don't remember them wearing leather helmets back then, but then I'm forgetful in my old age.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Marlins park

There's a website - http://www.marlinsnewballpark.com that gives *some* additional details about the park, and more renderings.
 
I looked and there is a field drawn on the sketch, so I suppose that's there.  But those buildings are all parking garages.
 
I can only imagine how hard or easy it will be to get in or out of the area, how much it will cost to park there, and worst of all...in looking at the sketches, it sure looks like there are a lot of luxury amenities there, and few what I would call affordable seats for the average Joe the Plumber.  Or Jose el plumero.
 
But "its beautiful" says the guy who owns the team...