Thursday, August 07, 2008
The Patriots' division just got a little interesting. Brett Favre is a New York Jet. The Jets will send a conditional pick to Green Bay in exchange for the all-time interception leader. The conditions are based on the Jets' performance, as well as how many snaps Favre takes. For instance, if Favre takes 80% of the snaps, and the Jets make the Super Bowl; the trade will be for a 1st round pick. Hell will also need to be defrosted. Pigs crapping on people from the sky will make it dangerous to go outside. And emergency rooms will overflow with patients who have monkeys flying out of their asses.
This acquisition does improve the Jets. They now have a quarterback. Pennington went from being the "Next Tom Brady" to the "Next Scott Zolak" (no offense, Scott). And Kellen Clemens isn't very impressive, either. But Favre can win games on his own. He can also lose games on his own. And improving a team as bad as the Jets isn't exactly a major accomplishment.
The Pats play the Jets on the road on September 14th. They host the Jets November 13th.
The Red Sox handled the Royals with ease once more. Wakefield earned a much deserved win, going 6 innings and allowing 2 runs (1 earned). Jason Bay continues to hit the ball well, he was 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored.
David Ortiz was once again 1 for 5 with an RBI single. That makes him 3 for 25 since Manny was traded. He has yet to record an extra base hit since then. Again, I don't think he isn't getting good pitches to hit. The "experts" who don't actually watch the games are claiming that. But watching the games, he's getting decent pitches. He simply isn't hitting them. He's getting under ALOT of them, and is fouling many of them straight back.
The Sox are 5-1 since trading Manny, but let's not go bananas. They beat Oakland, then took 2 of 3 from Kansas City. This weekend will provide a truer test of their mettle as they go to Chicago to face the White Sox in a 4 game series starting Friday night.
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