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i thought i had a post on the jets from about a month ago when i was actively enjoying the many ways they found to lose as they rocketed to the top of the draft board for next season. of course while all the other losers found a way to lose on the final week of the season, the jets had to win and drop a couple of slots down to sixth which is still "pretty good" but probably not low enough to snare one of the two quarterbacking studs they need to rebuild once again. since then they fired the coach who everyone liked but thought should perhaps go after four subpar seasons and the gm who was generally reviled for mismanaging the team.
at the moment the jets are coachless though the defensive coordinator for the seahawks (the best defense in the nfl) seems to be the top choice while a gm was announced today. and the reason for this post? he was in my class at trinity. i only knew him in passing but i am not expecting great things.
wow. i know nobody cares much about basketball but the knicks are officially the worst team in the nba with a 5 - 32 record and a 12 game losing streak. and tonight they made themselves worse by trading off two decent though not especially useful players in their current state and receiving very little in return, primarily players they can cut and save 20 million dollars from a lost season. next year they will have 30 million in salary cap space to offer, assuming they can find a use for it which is highly debatable. also, it greatly increases their chances of a top draft pick but unlike the nfl there is still a lottery for draft positions (this year cleveland had only a 4% chance for the top pick but got it) so nothing is guaranteed. one thing for sure, its phil jacksons team next year going forward.
just flipped on espn only to see a countdown clock in the upper left hand corner that said countdown above it counting down to the next show to air which was listed below the clock, the name of that show being nfl postseason countdown. the show which was ending to make way for nfl postseason countdown none other than nfl postseason countdown.
oh look, the tarp is coming off the field in charlotte. only 4 hours and 25 minutes to go... only 4 hours and 24 minutes.... only 4 hours and 23 minutes....
i type slowly.
Apparently, some of my neighbors carry out the traditional Chinese practice of shooting off fireworks when the Royals lose in game 7.
torturous timbers match tonight with 22 shot on goal but no score. and we missed the wedding which happened two sections over. we were a bit too close to the timbers army and after the ref didn't call a handball against the other team at the end, ryley and his buddy got caught in a beer shower.
"What ensued was the joint highest-scoring penalty shootout in League Football history. At one point, 20 straight shots were converted. Both goalkeepers were forced to shoot (both scored) before the teams came full circle to the top of the order. Finally in the 15th round, Albert Adomah missed wide to the goalkeeper’s left, ending the epic shootout with Liverpool surviving another day."
great american water park