It’s a pretty fair statement that since Rex Ryan took over the Jets 3+ years ago, they’ve becoming the most entertaining (good & bad way) football team in the NFL. A cast of characters with egos stretching through the roof, a quarterback who’s more concerned about how he looks on the GQ Magazine cover than throwing more touchdowns than interceptions, and a receiving corps that made up of criminals. The signing of Tim Tebow only adds to the intrigue and, without a doubt, this signals the end of the Mark Sanchez experiment in NY. Rex Ryan and Mike Tannebaum can continue to say that Sanchez is the starting quarterback and there will be no quarterback controversy in NY. Deservingly so, he should be the starting quarterback as he led them to 2 playoff appearances in his first 3 seasons. How many quarterbacks have done that in their first few seasons in the league? However, his touchdown to interception ratio is terrible and he now has the most popular football player in the league stomping on his heels. Tebow has the number 1 selling NFL jersey and makes the most of his opportunities. He won’t publicly bash or antagonize another player, but in his mind, he knows he is the better football player who should be starting for the NY Jets. There has never been a more hyped second string quarterback than Tebow and he may even be the most hyped player to come to NY. A-Rod was huge, Jeremy Lin had his moment of fame, but Tebow is ready to turn NY into his own city. I predict by week 5 that Sanchez will be watching from the sideline and, once again, Tebow will be proving all the naysayers wrong.
The last time Tiger Woods went out and won a PGA Tournament was nearly 3 years ago. I’m not gonna reflect on what the last few years have been for him because if you don’t know, you’ve been living under a rock, as the most dominant athlete the world may have ever seen went down in shambles. Many critics and the general population probably hope that Woods continues to struggle. For the sake of the PGA, they need Woods to start dominating and consistently winning like he used to. Woods is the PGA, and frankly he is the only player people care about. The majority of golf fans or those who follow the sport, myself included, probably could not name the top 5 in world rankings. If Woods goes on to win 1 major this season, it will be considered a successful year. If he wins 2/4 or more, it’s a safe bet that the player who outclassed and left everyone else in the dust for 10+ years is officially back and atop the world rankings.
I’ve always been a Mets fan and will continue to support them, even if Bernie Madoff took all of our money. Each and every year, we have high hopes and high expectations. Each and every year, injuries arise and our record slowly dwindles to the point of, “Fire the manager” and “Fire the GM” chats arise…in May. Once again, I have expectations for this season even being 3000+ miles away from NY and not being able to name half the roster. As a loyal NY sports fan, I feel for Joba Chamberlain and the current issues he’s facing. After missing the majority of last season, he will most likely be out most of this season for suffering a dislocated ankle while enjoying time with is young son. I’ve always liked Joba even through some of the struggles he’s endured during his young career. Here’s to a speedy recovery and hope that he’ll be able to continue to do what he loves: play baseball for the New York Yankees
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