Friday, February 15, 2008

Sports Talk

There are several sports-related stories I am following right now that are of interest:
1. The Roger Clemens story is one of the most bizarre since the O. J. trial. I admit my bias. I was against Barry Bonds nearly from the start because of his career-long attitude problems. But I was wanting Clemens to come out OK. But after hearing some of his testimony, I'm beginning to think that every time he opens his mouth -- he looks more guilty.

You would think these athletes would learn that if they would just tell the truth--the public is pretty forgiving. For instance, Jason Giambi and Andy Pettite have just admitted it-- and it is forgotten. The ones who continue with negative public sentiment are Mark McGwire, Raphael Palmeiro and Barry Bonds.

And why are America's tax dollars being spent on Congress being involved in this? You would think they have enough on their plates with the national debt, health care, social security and a war.

2. The Blockbuster trade bust. When I heard about the Mavs trade Wednesday night, I was thinking, "This sounds like another Hershel Walker deal." Jason Kidd? I like him. He has been one of the most exciting players in the league since his days with the Mavs. But why trade an up-and-coming point guard (Devin Harris) for a 35 year old worn out one? I'm kind of grateful that Devean George has blocked it. If the Mavs need anything different, they should have gone after Kevin Garnett.

3. I'm interested in the possibility of Darren McFadden being a Cowboy. I know some of you think that Marion "the Barbarian" Barber is the answer to the running back position. I think an all-purpose back like McFadden would be a tremendous boost the the Cowboys. Other than safety, I think this is their greatest need. Go get him, Jerry!


Jeff said...

I'd like to see McFadden in Dallas.

You forgot to mention that pitchers and catchers are reporting to camps and that the Daytona 500 is coming up.

Josh Ross said...

Agree with your thoughts on Clemons. Deserves the same treatment as Bonds.

I'm also a fan of George blocking the trade. WOuld love to have kid, but not for 5 players and 2 1st round picks.

Wouldn't mind McFadden. I think the 'Boys are in need of defensive backs and a wide receive more than a rb.