Reds Making NL Central Proud Leads Monday Ramblin’s…

If America thought the NL Central was a joke before the playoffs started, the Reds didn’t do much to discourage that notion as they got manhandled by Philadelphia in three non-competitive games. If people were inclined to give the NL MVP to Joey Votto simply because his team was able to pull its collective self from the quagmire of non-DH baseball played in the Midwest, then perhaps they can also take that vote away? It won’t happen, unfortunately.  Oh, and that no hitter by Roy Halladay? Not that impressive in retrospect. I vote for an asterisk since it was against this feeble Reds team…

What’s the proper bandwagon analogy for the Rams? The ‘wheels coming off’ isn’t strong enough. Perhaps careening into a dynamite factory with no wheel s tossing sparks everywhere? Maybe spontaneously combusting into ether and re-incarnating itself as regret and self-loathing? Whatever it is- we are there. A truly humbling loss to the previously winless Detroit Lions gives any whiff of the NFC West crown we thought they could have an odiferous stench…

Hammer Time

Do you play fantasy football? I do. And I hate every single moment of it. You agonize over decisions all week that you can’t fully commit to until 10:30 on Sunday morning when you find out if all the guys on the injury report will or won’t play. Then you make the wrong decisions and get pissed or you barely win and you don’t feel joy, just a bit of relief. I like to think that I have some sympathy for NFL coaches because I know what they go through every week. We’re like brothers almost. Those guys got tough jobs…

I bet that Rangers and Rays series would be fun to watch if they didn’t start every game at 8 am…

I know the BCS will say that everyone arguing about the polls makes each week like a ‘playoff’ in the regular season, so they don’t need a real playoff to decide the national champion.  And that’s not a completely invalid argument. But it’s also kind of like drinking O’Doul’s; a flawed concept that brings you no ultimate resolution. The NFL is great because we get a champion at the end of the year and no one can really argue if it’s the right 2 teams that are in the Super Bowl. I’ve always said that CFB, with its natural rivalries and true passion, could be better than the NFL if it had a playoff system.  Imagine Michigan/OSU or Texas/Oklahoma for the championship? That’d be INSANE…

A movie about Facebook. #1 in America two weeks in a row now. Farmville, the most successful online game of all time. Started on Facebook. People, please bring me your ideas on how we can make money off of Facebook so we can get on with our filthy rich lives…

We’ve got a guy at the office who for the 2 years he’s worked here has an unblemished streak of awful ringtones. He’s not a bad guy, but if you just knew him by his ringtones, you’d hate his guts with a burning passion…

The Cardinals are thinking about trading Colby Rasums are they? Well if you’re wondering about what Tony LaRussa’s decision is going to be, I’d stop. At this point if TLR isn’t back for his sixteenth season (yeah- it gets a driver’s license) then it’d be a monumental upset. I know the haters are going to flood the interwebs with hate when it’s official, but really, who is better out there? TLR, love or hate him, is still a better option than most people that could realistically take this job…

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