BROKEN……..

I am a broken man writing this article. The Packers have done it again. The NFC Championship is a curse for this team. I’ve defended Aaron Rodgers through thick and thin, he’s been my guy since I started watching football. Aaron, my dude, you had a shot. The refs were god-fucking-awful, I understand. But you had chances, multiple. I love you dude, but this was it. 😦

That play…..that fucking play. WHY DID YOU NOT TUCK AND RUN THAT BALL. You had it man, after that TD last week, you had it!!!! I thought it was bad luck, I thought it was the defense, the refs, no. It’s the offense, too many chances, not enough production. No excuses, it is what it is. Aaron, go find yourself a super team like Brady and get SB #2. Sorry Pack, sorry Aaron, it’s just not gonna work.

The Nationals Mean Business

As we know, the 2019 World Series Champs posted a less than spectacular 2020 campaign. Now, this past year is a tough one to pass judgment on, given the challenges and uncertainty faced by the entire league. The Nats themselves were plagued by injuries and COVID issues with key players. However, unlike a certain other team, *cough cough* Red Sox *cough*, the Nats seem to know they have a good window to compete here and they are taking full advantage so far.

To start, it appears that Stephen Strasburg will be ready to roll and rejoin his squad for Spring Training. This will be a massive help to a pitching staff that saw its share of struggles last year with a 5+ season ERA. The bullpen could use an extra arm or two for sure. Tanner Rainey had his breakout season last year being the most reliable guy in the pen posting some stupid numbers, particularly his 14+ K/9. Begging the question if he might find himself in a the closing role soon. Kyle Finnegan and Wander Suero also posted solid seasons for the team. With a good base the Nats have some options, they can ride with their current relievers and hope Will Harris can find something a little closer to his 2016-2017 form, or they can go after another hurler to bolster the squad.

Now bringing in outside talent is not something the Nationals are generally shy about and this offseason is no different. Josh Bell. Those crazy sons of bitches made it happen. They went out and made what will probably, outside of Trevor Bauer, be the biggest acquisition of the offseason for any team, finding a true succesor to Ryan Zimmerman. Looking to the outfield, the addition of Kyle Schwarber adds some needed talent, assuming we see some improvement from his 2020 campaign. He’s still a dangerous power bat to complement the other pieces they have in place.

With a squad comprised of Bell, Turner, Soto, Harrison, Schwarber, etc. plus a solid pitching staff and plenty of time to improve their roster even further, this is gonna be a very fun team to watch. Especially in what has the potential to be one of, if not the best division in baseball.

Jerry Jones Should Be Begging Tony Romo to Coach Dem Boys

Howdy BOTA Peeps! I’m happy to bring you the first blog from the Great Drew-dini! Had the urge to get this out there today and I hope y’all enjoy!

With the firing of Ron Rivera still looming in the rearview mirror, the focus shifts to the mess known as the Dallas Cowboys and their cheerleader/head coach, Jason Garrett. The man that spends more time clapping on the sidelines than game planning is on the hot seat for sure. Losing the division to the Eagles, with whom they are currently tied almost definitely seals Garrett’s sad fate; but it’s a 50/50 shot whether Jerry Jones pulls the trigger or just gives him another contract extension.

Where might you ask would Mr. Jones find a replacement?? Look no further than a man Garrett coached, the man Dak put out of his NFL misery a mere 3 years ago. Yes folks, we’re talking Tony Romo! Jerry Jones should be blowing Tony up like an ex that just can’t take the hint and move on. He should be throwing as much money as it takes at him. We’ve seen another former QB flexing his coaching skills with the Cowboys already in Kellen Moore; time for him to team up with Tony and stop wasting the talented, young offense. An offense, by the way, that Moore has already been able to propel to one of the most efficient we’ve ever seen. With Tony and his football IQ at the helm, I think they would finally be able to translate that offensive production into wins. Time to get it done Jerry.

This shouldn’t be a one sided affair however as it would provide the opportunity for Romo to finish what he started back in 2003 when the very same Dallas Cowboys signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois. It would almost be poetic to see the team that gave him his start (and finish) as a player, get Tony into the world of head coaching. If he were to win a Super Bowl there as head coach, his legacy will have come full circle. Now, I am by no means a Cowboys fan but I have always liked Tony Romo and that really is a scenario I wouldn’t mind watching play out.