Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tony Stewart Accident With Video

Here is the video of Tony Stewart running over Kevin Ward.  Warning: It is graphic.

My take on the crash:

I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but it seems far fetched that Tony Stewart purposely hit Ward.
  1. First, Tony Stewart doesn't have motive.  He's a successful NASCAR driver and a millionaire.  He's been in wrecks before on much bigger stages.  Why would he feel so much anger towards Ward when it isn't even a big stage?
  2. There was a car in front of Stewart, which would make it hard for him to see Ward.  Also, it would be nearly impossible for him to slow down and brake.  
  3. Moreover, it looks like he was trying to avoid Ward.  He seems to hit Ward with the right side of his car.  It appears like he was trying to swerve out of the way.  If you purposely wanted to run someone over, you would hit them squarely.  
Again, I don't want to jump to conclusions.  The police will investigate and everything will become clear.  It just seems unlikely to me that Stewart would intentionally run over Ward.  Even if Stewart is completely innocent, it is still a tragic and horrible accident.  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

LebronCenter: "The Indecision"

It's that time again... SportsCenter has turned into LebronCenter.

ESPN should see a doctor, because they've had an erection lasting more than 4 weeks for Lebron.

They cared more about Lebron's reaction to losing the NBA Finals than the Spurs' reaction to winning it.  Now, they have just about neglected all other sports news in order to make room for Lebron's indecision.

It's starting to get ridiculous.  Lebron, for the sake of my sanity, please just make a decision.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lebron "Breaking News"

BREAKING NEWS into SportsCenter: Lebron James had scrambled eggs for breakfast.  We have NBA Analyst Brian Windhorst standing by to break this down for us.

Coming up next on SportsCenter, how US Men's soccer team's match against Germany tomorrow will affect Lebron's decision.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Jermichael Finley: Take the Money

Jermichael Finley has a tough decision ahead of him.

Last season, he suffered a serious neck injury, causing him to miss the remainder of the season and putting his career in jeopardy.

Now, he is testing free agency.  However, if he decides to retire and never plays again because of his neck, he will make $10 million dollars from his insurance policy.  If he decided to play, due to taxes, he would have to make approximately $20 million to make more than the insurance policy.

In today's NFL, most players never make close to the potential value of their contract.  Finley is 27 years old and there is no guarantee that he will return to his former self.

He should just take the money and run.  He can avoid further injuries and the wear and tear associated with football.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Manziel vs. Bridgewater— From the Packers Perspective

As a Packer fan, I was praying that the Vikings wouldn't take Johnny Manziel in last week's draft.  My dream was realized when the Vikings ended up with Teddy Bridgewater.  Here is my reasoning:

  1. First, Manziel has the greater potential.  His playmaking ability reminds me of Brett Favre, and he has the ability to be a star.
  2. In addition, Bridgewater's pro day was an utter embarrassment.  A pro day is essentially a job interview, and he completely screwed it up.  A lot of training money was poured into preparing for that one day, and his accuracy was about as good as a Cubs closer in a save situation.  His supporters blame it on the fact that he wasn't wearing a glove.  However, those people should keep in mind that he was throwing against air.  
  3. Manziel played in the SEC.  He played against NFL caliber players on a weekly basis and excelled.  On the other hand, Bridgewater's toughest opponent last season was UCF.  He hasn't proven that he can succeed against difficult teams.  
Ultimately, I think that Manziel has a higher ceiling.  Now, I'm not saying that Bridgewater can't be a good NFL quarterback or that Manziel is a sure-fire success.  I just think that Bridgewater is more of a project and will take some time to develop.  From the Packers perspective, this is a good thing.