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Tophatal’s Blog : https://tophatal.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/imagine-things-getting-really-bad-before-entering-the-2015-nfl-season-its-not-as-far-fetched-as-it-seems

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Idiot’s Guide To Sports : https://topsplace.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/a-dog-with-fleas-will-always-remain-a-dog-with-fleas-you-cant-change-the-evidence/

That Man Al’s Blog : https://thatmanal.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/just-the-fact-mam-just-the-facts-thats-all-thats-required

The Oracle Says’ Blog : https://theoraclesays.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/the-road-less-traveled-still-remains-bumpy-divots-ruts-and-simple-stupidity-make-it-that-way

Tophatal’s Blog : https://abritishman.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/it-pays-to-take-one-step-at-a-time

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  1. We shouldn’t be at all be surprised by the idiocy now happening in the world of baseball after this latest setback within the game. Josh Hamilton wins his appeal against any type of major suspension , even light of the Los Angeles Angels’ outfielder falling off the sobriety and drug wagon , with his use of alcohol and cocaine this past off-season . What type of message is now being sent by this type of judgment ? Is it one ,where an athlete just doesn’t have to be held accountable for his actions ?

    So this either has to be seen as an act of desperation on the part of the Miami Dolphins with their having signed former Tampa Bay Buccanneers’ quarterback Josh Freeman as the backup to starter Ryan Tannehill for this upcoming season .


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    the NBA season winding down after something of a pathetic season by way of the play of several teams . One simply has to look at how bad things were , and the number of teams with a sub.500 record for the season. Bad coaching , but even worst , has been the play of the teams and several players , wherein also the rookies were not overly impresssive by any stretch of the imagination.

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  2. Let me wrap my head around this properly ____ Minnesota Twins’ pitcher Ervin Santana gets popped and is suspended for eighty games for contravening baseball’s steroids’ policy, but a known coke (crack) head and alcoholic by way of Josh Hamilton has his appeal upheld and can still play for the Los Angeles Angels this season ? Can someone please indicate to me , where there is now meant to be any common sense to be found within the game of baseball ?

    The apparent reason behind Hamilton being able to play his not having not violated his rehab program , albeit , the player stated he’d drank and taken cocaine during this off-season , though it was said to be a one-time occurence on his part. How does that not equate to his violating the league’s policy in the eyes of an arbitrator ?

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  3. So the U Conn Huskies ‘ Women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma believes the state of Men’s Basketball is dire and that the Women’s game provides far more excitement ? The level of competition within the Women’s game remains a joke and one only has to look at the history by way of the champions over the past eight years . Never mind the fact , the play leaves a great deal to be desired in terms of the skillset .

    Granted , one of the main issues at the D1 Level of the Men’s game will remain the fact _____ their one and done edict , has players leaving after a mere one year and jumping to the NBA with their being no real maturity among a number of the players , alongside poor coaching for many , upon their entry and first two seasons in the NBA .

    Auriemma (pictured above) coaches Women’s basketball and one certainly doubts he’d be able to attain the same level of excellence he’s achieved were he a coach of NCAA Men’s program at the D1 Level . He can intimidate the females with his crass and boorish behavior , but there is no way in hell he could get away with that coaching a Men’s team .

    This season , the most impressive rookie is said to be Andrew Wiggins and he’s playing on bad team , heading nowhere by way of their season . The drafts of 2013 , 2012 , 2011 and 2010 have in effect proven to be no different .

    If Auriemma is looking for a real reason to be critical without pointing fingers his argument and judgment is certainly weak and without merit , if he is unwilling to admit the fact , the coaching within the college ranks isn’t poor and the players leaving are ill prepared to play at the next level (professional).

    Geno Auriemma deals in platitudes and semantics, with @ssholes (his supporters) following suit, in support of his premise . Nowhere has the Huskies’ coach stated beyond the talent level , coaching (NBA and collegiate) in large part has been as much to blame. Ergo , showing his lack of intelligence and the idiots who can’t come up with a succinct argument themselves .

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  4. Tiger Woods is filled with so much hot air , that an act of flatulence by an elephant , with the methane emanated alongside its fecal matter would be small by comparison .

    Woods now says ” ” his game is ready ” and that he will indeed compete in The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta , Georgia this month (April 9th through 12th) . Given how Woods’ play in 2015 has been so inconsistent , he is unlikely to put together four solid rounds of golf enabling him to win his fifth Green Jacket at Augusta .

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  5. The trash talking in College Basketball is no less than the same type of idiocy to be found in the NBA . Final Four contest between Kentucky and Wisconsin proved to be as such , with several of the opposing players showing their . maturity level will be well-suited to the antics of their counterparts at the professional level .

    What now for the Wildcats , after their having had their @sses wiped on the floor in their loss to the Wisconsin Badgers ?

    In what was meant to be a glorious season will be remembered for the fact John Calipari and his Wildcats’ team were complacent , egotistical and simply had little respect for their opponents in yesterday’s game .

    Calipari and his coaching staff are as much to blame for this loss as the players themselves .

    Saturday’s games in the NBA proving once again the season cannot be over fast enough , in order for the fans to gain some excitement from the potential match-ups in the NBA Playoffs .

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  6. Geno Auriemma knows basketball like Sarah Palin has ideas on the economy , racial bigotry and global politics . With the excitement provided in the Final Four games of yesterday . I wonder what his proverbial dumb @ss along with his supporters might have to say right about now concerning the state of the men’s game in College Basketball ?

    Has Auriemma even suggested what he believes to be wrong other than his asinine assumptions ? I thought not ____ he coaches women’s basketball for Christ’s sake .

    I mean, it’s not as if there is great deal of excitement to be had watching D1 Level Women’s College Basketball and that of seeing two elephants mating . Only a frigging moron would buy into the bull$hit the Huskies' coach is spreading , merely to get someone to notice the women's game.

    The Duke ( Blue Devils) toyed with Michigan State and then spanked their @ss like a misbehaving child .

    I guess Geno Auriemma might find the evel of play exhibited in either of yesterday’s games up to the standards of what he deems to be great basketball ? Auriemma has always been a self-absorbed , opinionated and conceited @sshole , but you would be hard-pressed to hear anyone suggest to the contrary, because they’re too busy with their lips pressed firmly up against his sphincter (a$s) .

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  7. Nothing ventured nothing gained and it looks as if the Miami Heat could very well miss a playoff berth this postseason in the NBA .

    The Eastern based conference franchise has proven to be far too inconsistent along with their continuously injured guard , Dwyane Wade . It now looks as if during the off-season Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra will have to revamp the entire roster . Luol Deng may well seek to take his craft elsewhere rather than remaining with the Heat , where this remains a team aging at its core with the likes of Chris Bosh , Wade and Chris Anderson at its centerpiece .

    Miami will be hoping that both Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets falter down the stretch , during their final games .

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  8. The NFL remains with the same old stories being recycled for the same old reasons , because there has been little to report in general. However , it would appear the Tennessee Titans are prepared to pursue the acquisition of San Diego Chargers’ veteran quarterback Philip Rivers. It appears unlikely the Chargers’ front office would be prepared to give up Rivers , but if the offer proves to be too tempting to ignore, then there is a possibility the quarterback would be traded in the lead-up to the upcoming NFL Draft , later on , this month .

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  9. Official Opening Day within Major League Baseball and teams set off on their arduous schedule of one hundred-and-sixty-two games .

    A sell-out crowd (presumptive at best) at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg , Florida , to see the Tampa Bay Rays get shellacked by the Baltimore Orioles in their regular season home opener . Not too surprised by the result , nor by the pragmatism and rhetoric coming from Kevin Cash and Matt Silverman with regard to their believing the team is competitive enough to compete in the AL East and baseball all season long .

    Clearly , both the manager and general manager are being overly optimistic . This is a team which has no real depth or a vocal leader willing to step up to the plate and lead by example .

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  10. So now all the haters can come out , bitch , whine and still have nothing credible to say after Duke proves itself the best program in college basketball over the past twenty-five years and most certainly since Mike Krzyzewski has been coach of the program .

    I for one , would most certainly like to hear what these little @ss wipes now have to say for themselves rather than their all too obvious jealousy , lack of f#cking intelligence , in truly acknowledging greatness , when they see it .

    Apathy seems to be the norm for most obvious and unintelligent sports’ fans , specifically here in the US .

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  11. The Golden State Warriors may well have the best record in the NBA and their conference , but they are far from being the best team in the league . Not after the evidence witnessed in their loss to the reigning and defending NBA champions , the San Antonio Spurs .

    Only a fool would still overlook the champions at this juncture , and jump on the bandwagon of a number of .other within the West . . The Spurs have been one of the most impressive teams in the league throughout much of the season and during their last five games they have been among the top-five teams in the league , bar none .

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  12. Not wanting beat a horse to death, but Tampa Bay Rays’ team President Brian Auld is either as naive as he sounds or he is indeed as dumb as he seems to suggest. Since when has there ever been a successful Rays’ way of doing things , much less winning ball-games ? Two games into their season , and already this team is already looking like one of the worst teams in all of the Majors . Two losses and each as pitiful as they could be . Can’t hit, can’t pitch and the defense has been woefully inept .

    ” I don’t believe your conclusion with regard to the acronym ” R-A-Y-S ” ! Really awful you suck .

    Brian Auld

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  13. Today’s games in Major League Baseball with pitchers on the mound for the contests in question .

    The Tampa Bay Rays are now victorious and there doesn’t seem to be anything inspirational about the play of the team at present , albeit , we’re only a few games into the season .

    Tampa will again be back in play when they face the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark , in Miami , Florida .

    Dan Haren of the Marlins faces off against a yet to be named pitcher in the contest .

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  14. Today’s game in Major League Baseball ( MLB) .

    The Tampa Bay Rays having gained their first win , defeating the Baltimore Orioles at home where they struggled not only to score runs , but also maintain their lead . Tampa will next, take to the road where they face the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark , in Miami , Florida . On the mound for the Marlins will be veteran pitcher Dan Haren against a yet to be named pitching opponent in this intra-league contest .

    Rays’ manager Kevin Cash in his rookie season has gotten off the schneid with is first regular season win and will now look to follow that up with a second consecutive victory .

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  15. If there ever was a damning indictment as to how mediocre a front office executive Phil Jackson was said to be , then the Knicks’ results this season were proof of that very fact . This Derek Fisher coached team could not win at home , on the road ,. much less within their division , conference , or the league overall. Now their idiot fans expects Jackson and the rest of the @ssholes in the front office expect him to have put into place a strategic plan for next season. Clearly , Phil Jackson wasn’t astute enough to realize Fisher is not a good enough NBA coach by any stretch of the imagination.

    Derek Fisher’s coaching staff provided about as much creativity as could be found on the back of a first class stamp. Now comes the idiocy of the fans believing some of the marquee free agents will be willing to sign with the Knicks, because of the cap space available to the franchise for next season . Have they forgotten the fact the coaching staff is bereft of coaching talent in terms of real tangible success in their current capacity .

    Jackson has shown no intent that he is indeed willing to step back unto the sidelines and return to coaching under any circumstance . There’s a reason why James Dolan agreed to pay him in excess of $10 million to head the front office and be in charge of the Knicks Basketball Operations.

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  16. So Tim Tebow is now back in the NFL ? Makes me wonder if Chip Kelly being beyond delusional or is he just a complete @ssshole ?

    How the fuc#k does he believe that Tebow and Sam Bradford will be good enough to create any type of offense in terms of the their pass offense . Said to be the fourth string quarterback on a team hat last season was woefully inept on defense as well as being a marginally above par on offense .

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