You Pay You Get What You Deserve ……… !

You Pay , You Get What You Deserve

By tophatal

Isn’t it funny how one momentarily blip and one patron believes that that game four of the World Series was a ratings’ bonanza for the Fox Network . In reality that may well have been true but bear in mind ratings for the game’s postseason finale has been on the decline for the last eight years. On Sunday night when Albert Pujols was putting on a show with his heroics with a magnificent performance . The player joined a select band of players in having hit three home runs in a game . That select band includes Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (twice) and Reggie Jackson .


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The Nielsens’ ratings have suggested that anything above a 12.5 share (14.2 million viewers) would create that anomaly that the series has been seen an upswing . MLB simply doesn’t know how to market its own damn brand but yet fans are that naive to think that because one game brings about some excitement , it necessitates everyone into believing that thinking that baseball is actually back. While the game was going on at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Texas , we had on NBC the New Orleans Saints laying a can of whup ass on the lowly Indianapolis Colts . The end result was a 62-7 was annihilation of Jim Caldwell’s players. Personally , at this juncture I would surmise that the Colts’ season for all sense and purpose has now ended and about the only thing that this team has to play for is their self respect and pride . Sadly , this all came about with the loss of Peyton Manning at the start of the season with a re-occurrence of his neck injury and with the player having to undergo a second invasive procedure the likelihood of a return this season now seems all the more improbable.

From my own perspective I would like to think that the Indianapolis Colts’ front office have been oblivious to the future of this franchise or GM Bill Polian may well have felt that he could ride Manning into the next decade. Unfortunately the team now sits at the bottom of the AFC South and there seems to be no clear indication as when they will be able to lift themselves out of their rut. There has been the suggestion that the Colts have played several of their opponents very close this season , and that has certainly been the case but when the franchise comes of on the wrong end of a result repeatedly , you simply get the feeling that there is now no confidence on this roster . It certainly isn’t happening amongst the veterans on this team , such as Robert Mathis , Jeff Saturday and Reggie Wayne . And the young up and coming stars such as Pierre Garcon and can only pray that Peyton Manning makes a quick return to the league but that now appears to be highly unlikely.

Now while this lopsided game was meant to be entertaining for the viewers on NBC as part of their Sunday night schedule , I have to ask myself what was it about this game that the broadcast outlet thought would be entertaining ? Surely given the fact that the Indianapolis Colts had yet to win a game and the very fact the play of Curtis Painter and Kerry Collins have shown that they are clearly not the answer for the team’s woes . From an defensive and offensive standpoint this team has struggled in every facet of its game . And although Jim Caldwell and his coaching staff have struggled strategically in getting the Colts playing at a high level of consistency .

The talk now is of the Indianapolis Colts being amongst the teams seeking to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck . And the way that things are now going it is by no means a certainty that the Colts are likely to the the team having the privilege of taking what is said to be the consensus overall number one pick in the 2012 NFL Draft . Also playing their way into ineptitude and mediocrity are the Miami Dolphins (0-6) , St Louis Rams (0-6) and the slew of one loss teams such as the Arizona Cardinals (1-5) , Minnesota Vikings (1-6) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5). As such we can now discount the Jaguars as the organization is now set on their starting incumbent Blaine Gabbert . Coach Jack Del Rio obviously hopes that Gabbert’s play over the course of this season can place a stay of execution on his status as a coach with the organization .

My own thoughts on Del Rio as a coach, are that his days are numbered but somehow either through the naivete or stupidity of GM Gene Smith and team owner Wayne Weaver they allowed Jack Del Rio to remain as the head coach of the team . It was somewhat unfortunate that last night to witness the Jaguars in an a game (12-7) against the Baltimore Ravens that can be best described as a monstrous spectacle that gives NFL a bad name ! Seven weeks into the schedule and a number of teams are playing as if their their season had just begun yesterday . I’ll preface this by saying, that this NFL work stoppage has to my mind made NFL calendar somewhat of a joke ! Injuries asides , there is no way in hell had the lockout been avoided I seriously doubt that the brand of football we have seen this thus far would be this awful ! Doubt my word ? Then simply look at the results over the the season so far and then look at the team and player statistics ?

If game five of the World Series was meant to be pivotal then with the Texas Rangers proving to be victorious in taking down the St Louis Cardinals 4-2 . Game’s six and seven , should one be needed will determine the outcome of this series but inasmuch as the Texas Rangers now appear to be in the driver’s seat having taken a 3-2 lead , it would be foolish to overlook the St Louis Cardinals .

Tony La Russa’s team will host the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium , in St Louis , Missouri ,. If Pujols was said to be the hero of game four then the Rangers’ Mike Napoli most certainly was the answer that the Ron Washington had been looking for in game five . The tide may well have turned but as I alluded to earlier you would be foolish to discount the chances of the Cardinals at this juncture . The St Louis Cardinals have been one of the very best teams at home over the course of the regular season . The Texas Rangers would be ill advised to simply think that their NL opponents will not fight until their very last breath to erase the deficit and come back to win this series outright. But for now it would appear that Ron Washington’s players are in the driving seat as they seek their first World Series title.

For Texas Rangers’ president Nolan Ryan , the team’s general manager Jon Daniels , Ryan’s partners , the coaching staff and the entire organization as a whole this has been a long an arduous journey . And while one has to acknowledge the contributions of former team executive Chuck Greenberg , prior to his departure , it has been the fervent will of Ryan and his belief in Ron Washington that has seemingly brought about much of the team’s success over the past few seasons .



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Whatever the events are, of tonight , I have to admit that I have found this World Series thrilling but would I say it has been suspenseful or awe inspiring ? Probably not ! As to the NFL schedule > this past weekend , well let’s just say that there were one or two games that I believe that the NFL Network and their broadcast partners wished that they had rather not televised . Monday night’s debacle (12-7) between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens left a great deal to be desired . And that Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks’ game (6-3) , how is it that there’s not some sort of formal apology from either franchise for serving up such bulls_it ? I know that the Indianapolis Colts are aching and they miss Peyton Manning sorely but when you simply lay down (62-7) like a whimpering dog that has been mistreated there’s no way in hell that I for one can feel any compassion for such a team ! My thoughts , simply my thoughts ! What are your feelings with regard to the plethora of games served up by the NFL over the weekend and also with regard to the series between the St Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers ? Simply chime in with a comment as you deem fit .

Picture and slide show details .


(1) La Russa fu_cks up ! ET phone home . In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, the visiting team’s dugout phone to the bullpen is shown after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is taking full responsibility for the bullpen phone mix-up that dearly cost the Cardinals Monday night. The Rangers won 4-2 and took a 3-2 edge in the Series. AP Photo/Jamie Aron ….

(2 Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in St. Louis. The Texas Rangers are scheduled to play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of baseball’s World Series Wednesday in St. Louis. AP Photo/Jeff Roberson ….

(3) Manager Tony La Russa talks to the media ahead of Game 6 of the 2011 MLB World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 25, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images…

(4) Neftali Feliz (80) of the Texas Rangers pitches in the ninth inning during Game Five of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 4-2 . AP Photo by Ronald Martin …

(5) Marcedes Lewis (89) of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts to run past Jameel McClain (53) of the Baltimore Ravens during the game at EverBank Field on October 24, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images ….

(6) New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) celebrates his touchdown reception in front of Indianapolis Colts strong safety David Caldwell (30) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. The Saints would end up defeating the Colts 62-7 . AP Photo/Bill Feig ….

(7) Quarterback Colt McCoy (12) of the Cleveland Browns tries to scramble in the pocket before being sacked during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images …


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Author: tophatal ...........

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8 thoughts on “You Pay You Get What You Deserve ……… !”

  1. The US military via the Defense Dept have made a request of the NFL for the taped coverage of the following games , Browns vs Seahawks , Ravens vs Jags , Raider vs Chiefs and Charger vs Jets . All of which will be used to inflict pain and suffering upon the detainees down at Guantanamo Bay , Cuba . Cruel and unusual punishment ? I think not !

    As to the World Series I’m not about to lambast La Russa but what the fu_k was he thinking ? I know he’s a reformed alcoholic but unless he’ back hittin’ the sauce bottle (liquor) something went awry in the Cardinals dugout concerning his communicating with his coaches and the bullpen .

    Mallory Dylan gives new meaning to the term 'waiting to exhale' .

    How amazing is it that Falcons’ tight end Tony Gonzalez records his 1,104 reception in the NFL and we simply hear not a damn thing about in terms of warranted coverage but these fu_king moronic NFL analysts and commentators continue to opine about where TO will end up ? Which story is actually more newsworthy ? Covering an ingrate like TO or Gonzalez a bonafide Hall of Famer !

    Falcons’ TE Tony Gonzalez . 1104 receptions and 92 TD’s over the course of his esteemed and illustrious career .

    Gonzalez is and always has been the epitome of class in the NFL unlike that piss ant Terrelle Owens !

    tophatal …………


  2. The NFL has laid an egg. Too many rules. I am beginning to hate watching the games. Too many flags and too many rules. Jim Irsay the the drunk did this to the Colts. Too much partying and twitting his ass off. Ravens-JAX bad football turned it off at half. Colts-Saints give me a break. I’d rather watch paint dry.


  3. Bobby Gee

    I say this with all certainty that at least 70% of the games that took place in Week 7 were some of the worst played in recent memory in the NFL . The Ravens didn’t have a first down in their game against the Jaguars ’til late in the third quarter and people fu##ing well bitch and whine about there being not enough offense in soccer ? Who the fu$k are these mindless morons kidding ?

    Colts’ GM & President Bill Polian . is a whining bitch ! A couple of seasons ago he was mourning the fact that the Colts got knocked out of the playoffs and blamed the offensive line . The game itself saw Manning have one of the worst games of his postseason professional career with him throwing 2 INT’s as well as being sacked three times , having held unto the ball for way too long .

    The game has passed Polian by and he’s suddenly realizing that .

    The Jags’ front office are a complete joke ! Give that bunch a pot to piss in and a window to throw it out of and I guarantee you that they would spill it all over themselves !

    tophatal …………..


  4. Well, regardless of the ratings, I can bet that both of us will be watching. I hope the Cards can force a game 7, because I don’t want to hear World Champion Rangers everytime I watch them play the A’s next year. Also, I hate them to boot!

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Andrew Luck stayed in college for another season after this one!?!


    1. chappy

      I’ll watch in part merely because I want to see if La Russa can make an absolute ass of himself once again with his micro managing ! Miscommunication or not , that guffaw may well have cost the Cardinals the series as the Rangers are now in the driver’s seat .

      Andrew Luck can either choose to remain in college and take a Liberal Arts intramural course or go and work alongside his multi millionaire father . It’s not as if he needs the money to begin with !

      tophatal …………..


      1. WHAT A GAME last night!!! Best game since the last day of the regular season by far on the excitement factor.

        Very true about Luck, he doesn’t need the money, so all he really needs to know is who has the #1 pick before he makes his decision!


        1. chappy

          I stayed at the girlfriend’s last night in O-town rather than make the 50 odd mile drive from work to home . I’m watching the game unfold and my thought is that all the Rangers have to do, is not make any major mistakes and play simple baseball . Instead they showed complacency as the Cardinals fought their way erase a deficit with everything being on the line tonight in what ought to be a thrilling game seven .

          If it’s the Miami Dolphins or the Indianapolis Colts I can’t say that he’d ( Luck) want to be with either franchise ! The Dolphins’ defense sucks and the Colts aren’t that much better !

          Chad Henne and Matt Moore are more inclined to show all of the athletic prowess sought to become a member of the Village People rather than an NFL quarterback !

          tophatal ………..


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