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Last Call at UNH: Why does Snoop Dogg walk around with an umbrella? FO DRIZZLE!
By Michael Cooper
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
HOLLER! We are only eight days away from Daytona Beach, so the motivation to write a quality article has declined. But with spring training in session, and the current wonders of the Patriots, there is so much to write about.
First Ty Law, then Roman Phifer, then Troy Brown, then Joe Andruzzi, Tedy Bruschi in question on whether or not he will ever play again and with some doubt that Tom Brady will want a contract extension. WHAT NEXT?! I love my boys, but I am really questioning the outcome of this season. I hate that professional sports has come to a day where it is only about money. What ever happened to the day where people played for the love of the game? Whenever I think about pro sports and money, I think of the Chicago Cubs' Andre Dawson a while back. When talking about his salary for the upcoming season, he told them to put any amount of money on the paycheck, and that is what he will give 100 percent for. And what does he do? National League MVP! What happened to those days?
Whenever I think about professional sports, I think about Revels' Glen. They are just like Andre Dawson. They could easily be playing at a major venue, but they stay true to their regulars and play every Wednesday and Thursday night in Durham and Dover and the mansions of Mike Murphy. Why can't the Patriots be like Revels' Glen and Andre Dawson? I know making a few extra million dollars is a nice thing to have, but how priceless are Super Bowl rings? How cool would it be to walk down Commonwealth Ave. in Boston with fingers full of Super Bowl rings? Yes, all of these people already have three, but why stop now? In the words of Black Eyed Peas, "Where's the love, ya'll?"
Now to the Red Sox: the land of un-greedy players. Well, there was only one (Pedro), and we can do without him anyways. Every time I see Bobby playing MVP Baseball 2005 (Great game by the way!), I get more and more excited about the inauguration of Edgar Renteria. He simulated his first season, and Manny had 47 jacks with 172 RBI's. Now I would not mind a season like that at all! And to add more fuel to the fire, the Yankees ended in third place behind the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. That's right, the same team whose entire payroll is equal to the luxury tax the Yankees pay is better than them.
Another sad note came out in the sports world this week. "The New York Times" reported that we could be seeing Johnny Damon in pinstripes next season. Bernie Williams has an option for $15 million, which is clearly way more than he deserves, so number 18 could be in center for them next year. I cannot imagine Johnny clean-shaven with no long hair. Boston has seen brighter days! But hey, at least the Red Sox got to meet the second best president of all-time this week. And what would you know, John Kerry was late to the celebration. I think he was too busy trying to pick out his new favorite player since "Manny Ortez" does not exist.
Thank you Pittsburgh for shutting up all of the BC fans that still think their basketball team is the best thing to happen to America since ketchup was invented. On that basketball note, what happened to the NBA last week with all those trades? Chris Webber one second, and Baron Davis the next. Too many all-stars to be traveling for one season. It looks like the Celts will get Payton back, should be an interesting ride to the "loser zone."
Today, Meredith made me sign a petition for a UNH substance free weekend. So lets go out, and watch some UNH hockey and have a good time!
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