Friday, February 20, 2015

What Do You Do With Trash? You Throw It In The Garbage – Vikings Should Be Done With Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings PennantWhen you have trash in your house, what do you do? Do you keep it and let it clutter up. Do you let the stink of the garbage fester in your house and back yard? Do you let it make you so sick that you have to hurl?

Chances are that most people would throw that trash in the garbage. I liken Adrian Peterson to trash and I think that the Vikings should get rid of him. It would be nice if they could get something for this ingrate, child abuser and self-professed victim.

ESPN Interview

Yesterday in an interview with ESPN, Adrian Peterson (AP) who should be known as Abuse Perpetrator, lashed out at the Minnesota Vikings, the team’s fan base and the community in which he has played his entire career.

Adrian Peterson basically said FU to his team and the team’s fans. The poor victim, who beat his four year old son so badly with a stick that it left bruises on his body including the child’s genitals, wants us to have pity on him.

AP As A Victim?

I’m not one of those fans who sees Peterson as a victim. I believe he brought this on himself. It was AP who beat his child badly, not the fans of the Vikings and the team’s brass.
AP claims that the team (“empire”) and the fans let him down and were disloyal to him. He feels like he was on a leash.

The Vikings are a terrible team that supported him from the moment they found out about his allegations. They only refused to play him and worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner’s exempt list after sponsors threatened to pull of their partnership with the team.

As the season progressed the Vikings pressed the league for a resolution, wanting AP to play. All through his suspension, coaches and the team’s higher ups expressed that they wanted him back. They were loyal to the guy, despite what he says now.

The Minnesota Vikings And Their Fans Are The Victims

It seems to me that it’s the Vikings and the fans that are victims of his Adrian’s behavior. Peterson is the one that beat his child to a pulp. AP is the one that embarrassed his employer. AP is the one that was suspended, leaving the team and its fans to be left out in the cold without their star player.

AP is not a victim. He is the abuser and the one with the big mouth. AP is the one that isn’t loyal. AP is the piece of trash that is throwing his team under a bus.

The Vikings paid AP around eight million dollars to sit on his sorry butt and pout. What a terrible team they are. Terrible, terrible team, aren't they. Looks like he was put on a leash by the empire , doesn't it?

Roger Goodell May Have The Last Laugh

As part of AP’s suspension, Roger Goodell let AP know what it would take for him to be reinstated when April 15th comes around. Part of that requirement stated that You must commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort”. While I don’t know if he is seeking counseling and rehabilitation his statements read like a person who blames everyone but himself for his suspension.

AP must be counting on a federal judge to rule in his favor regarding the length and fairness of his suspension but if the judge doesn’t do that, his comments and actions might come back to biter him in the caboose. AP is dealing with a commissioner, ready to pounce on him and destroy him. A smart person would tread lightly but AP doesn’t seem to be the brightest bulb around.

Adrain Peterson sickens me. As he continues to make statements, the more I want to vomit. I believe that the Vikings and our community here in the Twin Cities deserves better from a player they treated as its king. I think we would be better without the child abuser.

Adrian Peterson

Did Vikings fans treat AP poorly?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Alex Rodriguez Written Apology - Not Enough

Alex "The Roid" Rodriguez issued a handwritten apology to fans on Tuesday. The apology didn't go far enough. It fell way too short of a contrite and believable apology. It came way too late and in the end it was weak.

I think Alex Rodriguez would have been better off if he had refrained from any apology. That would have been sincere and believable since fans don't think that he gives a rip. I believe most fans think that the only thing that the Roid cares about regarding his PED use saga is that he got caught and lost money due a season long suspension.

So let's obliterate the man's apology.

Rodriguez Waited Over A Year To Apologize

Alex Rodriguez's apology (AKA farceology) is too late. Since I wrote about this last week, I won't spend too much time on this subject again. I think that if Alex's apology was sincere, he wouldn't have waited so long to issue one.

He tried to sue MLB and Bud Selig. I believe that his actions were slanderous. His actions were akin to sticking his middle finger at the game and its fans. His actions were shameful.

Alex Forgoes A Public Apology

Alex chose a handwritten apology rather than using Yankees stadium as his platform for that apology. While I don't think that Yankees stadium was the place for an apology, I think that Rodriguez is a gutless man for not facing the fans publicly and looking at the camera while issuing his apology.

He should have looked into the camera and we could have seen how this punk looked while apologizing. My guess is that we would have seen him for who is; a gutless, cheating liar. That should be this guy's legacy. He cheated in the sport he claims to love, lied about cheating and he arguable tried to ruin the careers and lives of his accusers.

Rodriguez Is Likely To Decline Comment If Asked About His PED Use

If Alex Rodriguez does refuse to answer questions about his PED use it will confirm to me and other fans that he isn't sorry about throwing his sport under the bus. It will confirm to me that today's gutless apology didn't mean anything.

It would confirm to me that Roidriguez was only going through the motions in an attempt to repair the damage he has made to his public relations persona and to his reputation.

I believe that everything this man does is calculated as if he was a robot. Robots don't have feelings and don't exhibit any emotions. They are programmed to react in a stoic and programmed manner in a way that the programmer intended.

I believe that Alex has been programmed like a robot but in his case, to act like a goof, liar, cheat and despicable person. Can you believe this type of person? No!

Alex Rodriguez fought Bud Selig and MLB. I believe that he tried to destroy the sport he claims to love. Are those the actions of an honorable, decent, respectable and believable person? I don't think so.

Today's apology by Alex Rodriguez added to my belief that he is a disgrace to baseball. He should be treated as MLB's enemy number one. I hope Yankees fans don't forgive this creep. I don't think that he would care but it would be nice to see the fans reject this guy!

Alex Rodriguez Apologizes

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Apology Too Late for Alex Rodriguez

Read today's opinion article regarding the Alex Rodriguez handwritten apology.

Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees Baseball Photo PosterAlex Rodriguez has apologized to the New York Yankees brass and Arod might apologize to fans at Yankees stadium. I'm not a Yankees but I do believe that it's too late for this piece of garbage to apologize for his actions.

He had his time to come forward and tell the truth. He had his time to apologize. He had his time to do something decent. He had his time to repair the damage that he inflicted on Major League (MLB) Baseball. He didn't do it when the time was right.

What Rodriguez did was accuse former MLB commissioner Bud Selig of of "cowardice" and conducting a "witch hunt". Rodriguez knew he was guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs and he not only denied the accusations but tried to throw everyone under the bus. He reminds me of Lance Armstrong.

I believe Rodriguez attempted to ruin the lives of anyone who attempted to prove that he was a cheater and a scumbag. Alex Rodriguez showed no humility or remorse for his actions. He missed an entire MLB season last year and didn't take the time to apologize to the Yankees, MLB or baseball fans.

I think that if he uses Yankees stadium as a platform to apologize for his actions he would be making a mockery of the Yankees, the game of baseball and baseball fans around the country. I don't think he deserves to be forgiven. Why? Because I believe you have to be truly sorry for your transgressions and actions to be forgiven.

When he decides to make an apology to Yankees fans and to baseball fans, I won't believe this guy's apology. I will always think that he's doing it for an ulterior motive or feeling like he needs to. I don't believe that Aroid is sorry for the harm he inflicted on MLB. I think he's sorry that he was caught and lost money due to his suspension.

I don't think Aroid cares that he let everyone around him down. I really don't think that this disgusting person is sorry for cheating or will ever be sorry for making a mockery of his sport.

Roid conducted a circus and tried to drag Bud Selig and MLB through the mud, knowing all along that he was guilty of what he was accused of.

I think that Alex Rodriguez is one of the most disgusting and low life sports stars in the history of sports. It sickens me that Roid is allowed to continue playing while Pete Rose is banned for life. I believe the damage that Roid did to the game is much greater than what Rose did.

If I where the Yankees I wouldn't allow this piece of garbage to use my stadium as a platform to spew more garbage. I wouldn't allow him to try and be the face of my organization. While he might play games, I would try and distance myself as much as possible from the cancer that has the ability to destroy the fabric of my team.

If I were the Yankees I wouldn't accept his apology. If I were a Yankees fan I wouldn't accept his apology and as a baseball fan I will not accept this guy's apology when he decides to make one!

Alex Rodriguez

Will you ever forgive Alex Rodriguez?

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Seattle Seahawks Green Bay’d their Chance at Winning Super Bowl XLIX

New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks Superbowl XLIX Framed Match-Up 15" x 17" Core CollageSeattle had the ball on the one yard line with Marshawn Lynch, arguably the best running back in the game. Lynch had just run for four yards from the five yard line to put the Seattle Seahawks in position to win the Super Bowl.

All the momentum was with the Seahawks. Just moments earlier, Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse made an incredible reception, a lucky reception. So what did the Seattle Seahawks do? They Green Bay’d the game away. Huh?

Yes that’s what I said. Just like the Green Bay Packers did a couple of weeks earlier in the NFC championship game, the Seahawks did the unthinkable and inexcusable. They blew it. They passed the ball and not just any pass but a pass down the middle.

What happened next was a thing of beauty. Malcolm Butler became a hero for his team when he stepped in front of the Seahawks receiver and intercepted the ball. This was a rookie and a no name guy who won the game for the Patriots.

Let’s take a step or two back. Time was running off the clock. Pete Carroll was letting the clock run. He didn’t want to give the ball back to Tom Brady and company. So he threw a pass? That’s Ridiculous. On the other sideline stood Bill Bilichick. Fans and the broadcasters were wondering why Bill Belichick didn’t call a timeout so that he could save some time for Brady.

Belichick looked like a genius and a man who was going to live or die with his defense at the end of the game. It looks like Pete Carroll thought he was smarter than Bill. He thought he would trick play his way to a championship. He thought he would outsmart Bill. In the end, Pete has egg on his face. He looks like an idiot.

Pete Carroll is a good coach that allowed Bill Bilichick to get into his head. Instead of making the right call at the end of the game, he took a chance and the rest is history.

Did New England deserve to win the game? Of course they did. I think they outplayed the Seahawks for three quarters of the game (1st, 2nd and 4th). I think that the Kearse reception was incredibly lucky. With that said. When you are handed a golden opportunity to win the Super Bowl, you take that opportunity and play the percentages.

Even if you feel the need to pass the ball, wouldn't you call a play action pass or something else, so that your star quarterback Russell Wilson could have multiple options if the defense didn't give you too much? That passing play was a low percentage play. It was too risky and left too much to chance
If Pete Carroll was really trying to run the clock down as he said in post-game interviews (NBC), shouldn't he have run the ball? What if the ill-fated pass was not intercepted but went incomplete? Wouldn't that have left time on the clock?

When I saw that Wilson was passing the ball, I thought to myself; what a dump platy call. Then in a split second the game was over. I couldn't believe it. I just couldn't believe that the Seahawks would be that stupid.

It almost reeks of being too pompous. It’s like Pete Carroll was trying to be too smart and clever. He wanted to showcase how smart he was to the world. Instead he looks like a rookie head coach.

Note to Pete: Had you played it cool and smart, you would have had two Super Bowl championships and you would be looking like a genius. Instead you look dumb.

As I said earlier, the Patriots deserved to win the game and they were the better team on Sunday night. The best team doesn't always win the game. That was witnessed two weeks ago when Green Bay choked away the game.

On Sunday night, the Seattle Seahawks Green Bay’d away the game and they will have to live with this for the rest of their lives!

Pete Carroll

Do you agree with Seattle's decision to pass the ball at the end of SB XLIX?

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Friday, January 16, 2015

MEN'S Hockey Day Minnesota

Fox Sports North calls this Saturday Hockey Day Minnesota and they are the network that has the coverage of the day, airing live High School, College and NHL games from the state of hockey.

The name "Hockey Day Minnesota" is misleading. The network focuses on men. The women in our state are relegated to second, even third tier status. Parents in Minnesota should be disgusted with the network and the fact that it won't air a live women's hockey game.

Thanks Fox Sports for doing women in Minnesota a great favor by airing a high school women's hockey game at 11:00 PM Saturday night and that game will be a replay from earlier int he day. The network is definitely covering the men's game and they do it well but wouldn't it be great exposure if the network aired a women's high school or college hockey game.

The Minnesota Women's Golden Gophers are ranked second in the nation. They are an exciting team to watch. So why does Fox Sports refuse to air a women's game? Ratings you might be saying? I think that the women's Golden Gophers would do well.

I would love to be able to sit and watch a live women's hockey game with my daughters on Fox Sports North. I think it would help grow their interest in women's hockey. At least they would be able to relate to women hockey players.

Instead, my daughters are left to feel like Fox Sports North views their sports as CRAP and INFERIOR. That is the message that the network seems to be conveying.

We'll have to see how many featured stories, if any at all that have women as the featured hockey player during the day. The network focuses on men and women are left to wonder why they are not considered important in the state of hockey.

Women's hockey has come a long way in Minnesota. It is one the best states for women to play hockey in. That's great but I believe that it's despite Fox Sports North. That's sad and I believe it's an indictment on the network.

I can go on and on and on ranting about how pathetic Fox Sport's coverage is but it will only make me angrier than I already am. I can't call the network's coverage good. The network is covering only one gender on Saturday.

It's sad because Fox Sports North has an opportunity to showcase the women's game but I beleive that the network has chosen to brush women's hockey aside. It's really pathetic in my opinion.

Well, that's enough of my ranting. I will continue to write a scathing article regarding Fox Sports every year until they do the right thing and air a women's game live. What are you waiting for Fox Sports North? Why don't you care about women's hockey Fox Sports North?

Fox Sports North

Should a woman's hockey game be aired live during Hockey Day Minnesota?

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

John Harbaugh is a Cry Baby Like His Brother Jim

Autographed John Harbaugh Photograph - 8x10 Psa dna #t77588Jim Harbaugh is not only a poor sport and sore loser but he's also a cry baby like his brother Jim. Jim Harbaugh whined and complained after the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Jim was upset that the officials didn't call a holding penalty on the team's final offensive series.

After Saturday's heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots, the Baltimore Raven's coach called the ingenious, creative and awesome plays by the Patriots "clearly deception".

Crybaugh was referring to a big play after a New England substitution, where a tight end declared himself ineligible to the officials. Since the Patriots had 5 tight ends lined up.

Harbaugh said his defense was confused. Harbaugh also insinuated that the play was illegal and hoped that the NFL would review the so called deceptive substitution(s). Harbaugh ran on to the field after the play and was flagged 15 yards.

The NFL did review the game tape and ruled that the substitutions were legal. That ruling was a no-brainer. Whah Whah Whah John. Just because his defense was confused doesn't make the play illegal

Instead of acting like an adult and a sportsman, Harbaugh showed his true personality, the Harbaugh personality. That personality is one that is akin to being a poor sport and blaming others for his own failures.

The New England Patriots won the game fair and square. There were some trick plays but they were legal. Harbaugh is upset that Bill Belichick out coached him. Belichick is a master of coaching and John could learn a lot from him.

It's really getting old listening to the Harbaughs whine and cry after losing a close game. It's getting old blaming the other team and the officials. These coaches make NFL fans hate their teams. Who wants to route for a team where their coach is poor sport and a complete and utter bone head?

Not only was John Harbaugh a cry baby, he was also wrong. The substitutions were legal. So Harbaugh made an ass of himself. His behavior was terrible and he had no reason to act like he did.

Maybe Harbaugh should have focused his anger on his quarterback Joe Flacco who threw two interceptions, Flacco couldn't get it done when it counted!

John Harbaugh

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Minnesota Wild Make Corey Crawford Look Great

Signed Corey Crawford Photo - 11X14 JSA G41280Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 42 saves and single handedly crushed Minnesota’s hopes of winning a much needed game in attempt to crawl out of the funk that they find themselves in.

The question that I’m asking myself right now is if Crawford played outstanding or if the Wild are inept and couldn't find a way to score a couple of more goals?

Minnesota Makes Opposing Goalies Look Great

I think that most of the credit for Crawford’s performance should be attributed to the Minnesota Wild and their inability to score goals in this game and during this losing streak. At the start of the season, the Wild did a much better job scoring goals.

Now the Wild look like their previous selves, which is a team that pepper’s their opponent in net but magically and inexplicably can’t score. The Wild had a couple of can’t miss opportunities but hit the pipeandf made Corey look amazing.

This has been the formula for losses in more than just a few games this season. I could make a list of goalies that the Wild made look like future hall of famers but I won’t do that. It would take me too long to do so.

Not Only Top goalies that Crush the Wild

It’s not only top rated goalies that the Wild have made look great. They've made backups, newbies and goalies who have struggled up to the time of the game against them, look like standouts.

At some point the Minnesota Wild has to face facts that it’s not only their goaltending that’s letting this team down, it’s also the inconsistency in scoring goals every night that is also hurting this team.

Many NHL experts have commented on the Wild’s great improvement in scoring goals this season and while their has been good improvement in this area the Minnesota Wild ranks 15th in goals per game, scoring 2.74 goals per contest. That’s smack dab in the middle of the pack and not good enough for a team that needs to find ways to win games.

A Lot of Blame to Go Around

Now it’s true that the Wild’s goaltending has dropped off significantly from last season. The Wild were in the top seven in goals against last season and now they are in the bottom ten this season. It’s true that great goaltending could counter the team’s inability to score goals at times this season but putting all the pressure on the goalie hasn't worked in previous seasons (prior to 2013-14).

If the Wild were scoring tons of goals and their goalies were losing games, I would be putting all the blame on the goalies (who do deserve a lot of blame this season).

Blaming only the goalies is letting the team’s forwards and defenseman off the hook and while the Wild have been hammered by injuries and illnesses, the fact that they could only muster two goals when having 35+ shots in a game is horrid. If this was the first time this season where that happened, I wouldn’t be writing this article but it has happened multiple times before.

While many experts and analysts think the Wild outplayed and should have won the game last night against Chicago, the truth of the matter is that only one statistic counts and that’s the amount of goals that a team scores.

The Wild need to focus on outscoring their opponent and not just out shooting them.

This season is turning into a nightmare. There was so much promise for this club entering the 2014-15 campaign and the season is slowly evaporating away. The Wild can turn this around by winning games but it will be an uphill battle.

The team will need good goaltending but they will also need to score more than one or two goals in a game to have a chance at making the playoffs.

Corey Crawford

Did the Minnesota Wild make Crawford look great?

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