Bunting for a Hit: 2013 Week 5

Capture8The Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus singing “America the Beautiful” with Jennifer Hudson stole the Super Bowl for me. I can’t fathom dealing with a trauma of that magnitude at my current age, let alone as an elementary school child, and THEN performing in our culture’s biggest television event of the year. Moments like that make me realize there is hope for the human race because of our epic resiliency, despite my typically snide and cynical nature. Continue reading

Bunting for a Hit: 2013 Week 4

Garnett-Pierce-Rondo-sportige.com_Rajun Rondo is out for the remainder of this NBA season and probably about half of next season with an ACL injury. In what was supposed to be the “Year of Rondo” the Celtics have woefully under achieved with him in the lineup, what will that mean without him? Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are still great players, but can’t be relied on to carry the team night in, night out. Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger show the beginnings of a youth movement that will reshape the roster over the next few years. Jeff Greene is supposed to be hybrid wing playing defensive specialist. He shows flashes of the potential, but tends to be far too inconsistent night to night. Everyone else is expendable. They are role players brought in to compliment the core of the team. They can go now. Get what you can for them now. The season isn’t over, but this team also isn’t getting by Miami and into the NBA Finals. There are 3 places to be as an NBA team competing for a title, bottomed out or stuck in the middle. Right now the Celtics are stuck in the middle. Continue reading

Bunting for a Hit: 2013 Week 3

080afd_Sox_12092012At one point this off season the Red Sox had agreed in principle with 2 players to 3 year 39 million dollar deals, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino. Victorino indeed signed on the dotted line and will get his 39 million bucks. Napoli’s physical scared the SHIT out of someone on the Red Sox medical staff (a scary thought) and so he shopped himself around again, found no takers and signed a 1 year 5 million dollar incentive laden deal. So much for the bluster of Napolil being a free agent prize. The latest news about Victorino is that he will play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. This is my predicted stat line for Victorino’s 2013 with the Red Sox, for Team USA, 12 at bats, 2 hits 1 blown knee. Red Sox 0 at bats, 13 million dollars. God I hope I’m wrong. Continue reading

Bunting for a Hit: 2013 Week 2

hi-res-156724137_crop_650x440If Colin Kaepernick couldn’t beat out Alex Smith to win the starting job in San Fran out of training camp, how did he get this much better taking the second team reps during practice? And while Alex Smith got Wally Piped, it’s obvious that it was the right football decision. Continue reading

Bunting for a Hit: 2013 Week 1

I hate Nick Saban, but god damn the man knows how to win a College Football National Championship. At this rate he will be far and away the best coach in the history of college football. I haven’t come to that conclusion mildly either. Look at the history of just the last 4 years. 3 titles and 11 first round picks, 8 in the last 2 NFL drafts. Its unprecedented and terrifying because he isn’t going to leave, and they sure aren’t going to ask him too without a scandal of Paterno like proportions. Continue reading

Bunting for a Hit: Day late, Dollar Short

The Olympic torches goal is to keep the flame lit eternally its entire way from Greece to the host site of the Olympics. Every time the journey is mapped out a fair amount of gimmicks are thought up to bring attention to the journey and to publicize the upcoming games. This year a white water rafting trip was planned. Who the fuck’s idea was that? And have they been fired yet? Fire’s mortal enemy is water so lets pair them together in a way where we can’t predict what the water may do! And for those playing along at home, yes it was extinguished. Shocking. The spin is that they carry a mining lantern, also lit in Greece, near the torch as a backup eternal flame and use it to relight the torch. I think they misunderstand the word eternal, which isn’t surprising since they misunderstood that fire shouldn’t be around water in a chaotic and hectic manner. Well anyway the Olympics are ruined for me now! Continue reading