- Bengals: QB, Joe Burrow
- Redskins: Edge, Chase Young
- Lions: CB, Jeff Okudah (Best CB in the draft to match up alongside Slay)
- Giants: OT, Jedrick Wills
- Dolphins: QB, Tua Tagovailoa
- Chargers: QB, Justin Herbert (Rivers will not be coming back to it is time to get their next QB)
- Panthers: LB, Isaiah Simmons (Kuechly replacement)
- Cardinals: OT, Tristan Wirfs
- Jaguars: WR, Jerry Jeudy (Minshew needs another weapon)
- Browns: OT, Andrew Thomas
- Jets: OT, Mekhi Becton
- Raiders: WR, CeeDee Lamb (Carr has no one to throw to, he needs a playmaker)
- Colts: QB: Jordan Love (Brissett is not the future and rumors are flying in that the Colts love Love)
- Buccaneers: IDL, Derrick Brown (Bucs don’t know how he fell but fill a huge need on the d-line)
- Broncos: WR, Henry Ruggs (With adding Ruggs, Lock gets a burner and another young piece for a potentially dangerous offense)
- Falcons: Edge, AJ Epenesa
- Cowboys: WR, Tee Higgins (Assuming they franchise tag Dak but let Cooper go. As well as sign Jones. This pick will be up in the air until we know exactly who the Cowboys re-sign)
- Dolphins: Edge, K’Lavon Chaisson
- Raiders: CB, Kristian Fulton (Raiders need secondary help)
- Jaguars: CB Trevon Diggs (He is no Jalen Ramsey but he will be a big help to a weak secondary)
- Eagles: CB, Jeff Gladney
- Bills: Edge, Yetur Gross-Matos
- Patriots: TE, Brycen Hopkins (This is assuming Brady stays. He needs a reliable TE. This is a reach but I see it possible they trade back and take Hopkins in the early 2nd)
- Saints: QB, Jake Fromm (Assuming Drew Brees retires)
- Vikings: S, Grant Delpit
- Dolphins: RB, Jonathan Taylor (Start to piece together that offense. You get your franchise QB and RB in 1 draft)
- Seahawks: LB, Patrick Queen
- Ravens: IDL, Javon Kinlaw
- Titans: QB, Jacob Eason (Tannehill will not be your QB forever. Start developing your true franchise QB)
- Packers: WR, Laviska Shenault (Aaron Rodgers needs more than just Adams if they want to win another Super Bowl)
- 49ers: S, Xavier McKinney
- Chiefs: CB, Damon Arnette (We all saw in the Super Bowl how their CBs could not cover anyone. If they want to make it back to back, they need a good CB)
Today, the Chargers announced that they would be parting ways with their veteran QB, Philip Rivers, after a 16 year run with the team. In his time with the team, Rivers became their most prolific passer in the teams history and was the face of the franchise through good and bad.
In his time in San Diego and L.A. he worked his way to 6th all time in passing yards and passing touch downs. This would translate to 6 career playoff appearances in 16 years. None of which, translated to a Super Bowl.
That being said, what does he do next? Rivers is currently 38 and showed a strong decline the past couple of seasons. Should he follow the money? Or should he chase a ring and cement his legacy? Well, as reported earlier this year, he moved his family to Florida permanently this off-season, so he clearly has roots there. I honestly don’t see a contender in the sunshine state.
Tampa Bay is his most likely destination. They are faced with the decision to keep or cut former first overall pick Jameis Winston. If they decide to part ways, which looks more likely now, I see them replacing him with Rivers. They could offer Rivers a decent contract to allow a young QB to develop and eventually replace Rivers at the helm. I can’t see him playing for more than two more years. Philip will finish his career the same way that most people do, in Florida
Why hello BOTA World, didn’t see you there. Just me doing my thang gonna reiterate how bad of a trade the Mookie deal was with the Red Sox. I hated this since the start of talks but knew Bloom came in for this reason and to get the team back on the right salary and back into contention in a few years. Couldn’t get much worse than this. The Sox got some decent prospects, Outfielder Alex Verdugo and a pitcher from the Twins for Mookie and Price, which, from my perspective, is a big fucking joke.
Is this what you price Mookie at for what he’s done for the Red Sox? I understand the Price salary dump, it was a good idea at the time to lock up a pitcher like Price. But now? Mookie too? And all we get is some prospects, Verdugo, and a pitcher who’s arm DOESN’T EVEN WORK!?
So frustrated with the Red Sox that they even attempted at this and went through with it to be fine with. But now the pitcher, Brusdar Graterol, shows through his medical screening that he is injured!
The Red Sox fucked themselves hardcore here and look what’s come of it, a shit end of the stick. Now the Sox are lost, begging for more out of the deal, and trying to cover their tracks for realizing they might be the dumbest organization for committing possibly one of the worst trade deals this decade.
I’m done this is utterly ridiculous and I can’t do this right now. Please bare with me while I attempt to get over this atrocity.
Hey y’all. Sogger here. Just coming at you with a new segment of writing I wanted to start with the inaugural season of the XFL about to kick off. We are about to witness HISTORY as Vince McMahon and the geniuses behind the WWE decided that they felt left out of the professional sports world, and wanted to start their own little football league. How adorable! This will be one of the best things to come from a McMahon since Jimbo’s (no relation) ’85 season with Da Bears. I know every NFL fan, myself included, is foaming at the mouth for more high quality, NFL level football. I mean, how could you pass us what is going to be such a refined product?
For those of you that have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, let me break it down for you. The XFL is an off brand reboot of the AAF, which was another professional league that started back in February of 2019. It lasted a grand total of 50 days. 50 DAYS. That doesn’t bode well for the newly formed XFL. Like the AAF, the XFL will include players that were not able to stick around in the NFL or CFB (Canadian Football League). I hope you guys are ready for these rosters, because boy, do they have some STAR POWER! Pay extra attention to the names that are bold!
|Jazz Ferguson||1||WR||Northwestern State|
|Philip Nelson||9||QB||East Carolina|
|Joshua Crockett||11||WR||Central Oklahoma|
|Freddie Martino||18||WR||North Greenville|
|Josh Thornton||23||CB||Southern Utah|
|Treston Decoud||24||CB||Oregon State|
|Lance Dunbar||25||RB||North Texas|
|Donatello Brown||26||CB||Valdosta Sate|
|Josh Hawkins||28||CB||East Carolina|
|Derron Smith||31||S||Fresno State|
|Dashaun Phillips||41||CB||Tarleton State|
|Doyin Jibowu||45||S||Fort Hays State|
|Tobenna Okeke||47||LB||Fresno State|
|Greer Martini||48||LB||Notre Dame|
|Reshard Cliett||50||LB||South Florida|
|Ray Ray Davison||51||LB||California|
|John Keenoy||52||OG||Western Michigan|
|Asantay Brown||58||LB||Western Michigan|
|Johnathan Calvin||59||LB||Mississippi State|
|Maurquice Shakir||61||OG||Middle Tennessee|
|Josh Allen||66||OG||UL Monroe|
|Willie Beavers||70||OT||Western Michigan|
|Justin Evans||71||OT||South Carolina State|
|Pace Murphy||77||OT||Northwestern State|
|Sean Price||80||TE||South Florida|
|Julian Allen||86||TE||Southern Mississippi|
|DeAndre Thompkins||1||WR||Penn State|
|Ty Rausa||2||K||Boise State|
|Jalen Rowell||9||WR||Air Force|
|Cardale Jones||12||QB||Ohio State|
|Rashad Ross||15||WR||Arizona State|
|Malachi Dupre||19||WR||Louisiana State|
|Doran Grant||21||CB||Ohio State|
|Donnel Pumphrey||24||RB||San Diego State|
|Desmond Lawrence||25||CB||North Carolina|
|Jhurell Pressley||26||RB||New Mexico|
|Elijah Campbell||28||CB||Northern Iowa|
|Nick Brossette||31||RB||Louisiana State|
|Khalid Abdullah||32||RB||James Madison|
|Brian Khoury||42||DE||Carnegie Mellon|
|Jameer Thurman||53||LB||Indiana State|
|Antwione Williams||55||LB||Georgia Southern|
|KeShun Freeman||56||DE||Georgia Tech|
|Logan Tuley-Tillman||72||OT||Texas El-Paso|
|Chris Brown||75||OG||Southern California|
|Donnie Ernsberger||80||TE||Western Michigan|
|Khari Lee||86||TE||Bowie State|
|Siupeli Anau||90||DT||Northern Arizona|
|Tracy Sprinkle||93||DT||Ohio State|
|Kalani Vakameilalo||94||DT||Oregon State|
|Kenny Bigelow||95||DT||West Virginia|
|Sam Montgomery||99||DE||Louisiana State|
|Sergio Castillo||7||K||West Texas A&M|
|Ray Bolden||13||WR||Stony Brook|
|Cam Phillips||14||WR||Virginia Tech|
|Blake Jackson||17||WR||Mary Hardin-Baylor|
|Connor Cook||18||QB||Michigan State|
|Charles James||21||CB||Charleston Southern|
|Cody Brown||25||S||Arkansas State|
|De’Angelo Henderson||29||RB||Coastal Carolina|
|Deji Olatoye||30||CB||North Carolina A&T|
|Deatrick Nichols||32||CB||South Carolina|
|Nick Holley||33||RB||Kent State|
|Ty Schwab||40||LB||Boston College|
|Beniquez Brown||42||LB||Mississippi State|
|Carl Bradford||43||LB||Arizona State|
|Andre Williams||44||RB||Boston College|
|Tejan Koroma||56||OL||Brigham Young|
|Colton Taylor||58||LS||Virginia Tech|
|Demetrius Rhaney||65||OL||Tennessee State|
|Marquez Taylor||66||OL||Southern Utah|
|Isame Faciane||69||OL||Florida International|
|Avery Gennesy||74||OL||Texas A&M|
|Terry Poole||79||OL||San Diego State|
|Johnny Maxey||90||DE||Mars Hill|
|Nick James||98||DL||Mississippi State|
Los Angeles Wildcats
|Josh Johnson||8||QB||San Diego|
|Kermit Whitfield||10||WR||Florida State|
|Tre McBride||15||WR||William & Mary|
|Jalen Greene||17||WR||Utah State|
|Jerome Couplin||22||S||William & Mary|
|Mike Stevens||23||CB||North Carolina State|
|Larry Rose||24||RB||New Mexico State|
|Roman Tatum||25||CB||Southern Illinois|
|Harlan Miller||27||CB||Southeast Louisiana|
|Martez Carter||28||RB||Grambling State|
|Jack Tocho||29||S||North Carolina State|
|Elijah Hood||34||RB||North Carolina|
|Ryan Navarro||45||LS||Oregon State|
|Taiwan Jones||54||LB||Michigan State|
|Nico Siragusa||56||OG||San Diego State|
|Will Smith||57||LB||Texas Tech|
|Fred Lauina||59||OG||Oregon State|
|Tyler Roemer||74||OT||San Diego State|
|Saeed Blacknall||80||WR||Penn State|
|Brandon Barnes||82||TE||Alabama State|
|De’Quan Hampton||88||WR||Southern California|
|Boogie Roberts||91||DT||San Jose State|
|Anthony Johnson||96||LB||Louisiana State|
|Devi Taylor||98||DE||South Carolina|
New York Guardians
|Joe Horn||2||WR||Missouri Western|
|Colby Pearson||3||WR||Brigham Young|
|Luis Perez||7||QB||Texas A&M Commerce|
|Justin Vogel||8||P||Miami (FL)|
|Teo Redding||9||WR||Bowling Green|
|Marquise Williams||12||QB||North Carolina|
|Matt McGloin||14||QB||Penn State|
|Matthew McCrane||16||K||Kansas State|
|Justice Liggins||17||WR||Stephen F. Austin|
|Tim Cook III||20||RB||Oregon State|
|Dravon Askew-Henry||22||S||West Virginia|
|Justin Stockton||23||RB||Texas Tech|
|Ranthony Taxada II||24||CB||Texas Christian|
|Wesley Sutton||28||S||Northern Arizona|
|Andrew Soroh||30||S||Florida Atlantic|
|Terrence Alexander||31||CB||Louisiana State|
|Matthew Cobern II||34||RB||Wake Forest|
|Demetrious Cox||36||S||Michigan State|
|Scott Daly||42||LS||Notre Dame|
|Ryan Mueller||44||LB||Kansas State|
|Frank Ginda||47||LB||San Jose State|
|Jawuan Johnson||48||LB||Texas Christian|
|Nick DeLuca||49||LB||North Dakota State|
|Bunmi Rotimi Jr.||58||DE||Old Dominion|
|Garrett Brumfield||68||C||Louisiana State|
|Ian Silberman||69||C||Boston College|
|John Kling IV||70||T||Buffalo|
|Jarron Jones||74||T||Notre Dame|
|Jake Sutherland||83||TE||Morehead State|
|Keenen Brown||85||TE||Texas State|
|Jake Powell||87||TE||Monmouth (NJ)|
|EJ Bibbs||88||TE||Iowa State|
|Jarrell Owens||91||DE||Oklahoma State|
|TJ Barnes||93||DT||Georgia State|
|Toby Johnson Jr.||95||DT||Georgia|
|B.J. Daniels||7||QB||South Florida|
|Brock Miller||9||P||Southern Utah|
|John Santiago||10||WR||North Dakota|
|Sergio Bailey||11||WR||Eastern Michigan|
|Austin Proehl||13||WR||North Carolina|
|Dontez Byrd||16||WR||Tennessee Tech|
|Johnathan Alston||27||CB||NC State|
|Ja’Quan Gardner||31||RB||Humboldt State|
|Tyson Graham||32||S||South Dakota|
|Dillon Day||50||C||Mississippi State|
|Nyles Morgan||56||LB||Notre Dame|
|Anthony Moten||72||DT||Miami (FL)|
|Quinterrius Eatmon||77||T||South Florida|
|Cam Clear||85||TE||Texas A&M|
|Connor Hamlett||89||TE||Oregon State|
|Durrant Miles||92||DE||Boise State|
|Will Sutton||93||DT||Arizona State|
St. Louis BattleHawks
|Taylor Heinicke||6||QB||Old Dominion|
|Marquette King||7||P||Fort Valley State|
|Jordan Ta’amu||10||QB||Ole Miss|
|Keith Mumphery||17||WR||Michigan State|
|Kenny Robinson||23||S||West Virginia|
|Robert Nelson||28||CB||Arizona State|
|David Rivers||29||CB||Youngstown State|
|Christine Michael||33||RB||Texas A&M|
|D’Montre Wade||35||CB||Murray State|
|Keith Ford||36||RB||Texas A&M|
|Joe Powell||44||DB||Globe Tech|
|Andrew Ankrah||55||DE||James Madison|
|Ro’Derrick Hoskins||56||LB||Florida State|
|Terence Garvin||57||LB||West Virginia|
|Jake Campos||72||G||Iowa State|
|Wes Saxton||83||TE||South Alabama|
|Kellen Soulek||94||DT||South Dakota State|
|Channing Ward||95||DT||Ole Miss|
Tampa Bay Vipers
|Andrew Franks||3||K||Rensselaer Polytechnic|
|Taylor Cornelius||4||QB||Oklahoma State|
|Quinton Flowers||9||QB/RB||South Florida|
|Stacy Coley||14||WR||MIami (FL)|
|Seantavius Jones||15||WR||Valdosta State|
|Tarvarus McFadden||20||DB||Florida State|
|Anthoula Kelly||23||DB||Fresno State|
|Jacques Patrick||29||RB||Florida State|
|Marcelis Branch||35||S||Robert Morris|
|Nikita Whitlock||49||DT||Wake Forest|
|Ike Spearman||56||LB||Eastern Michigan|
|Daronte Bouldin||76||G||Ole Miss|
|Marquis Lucas||78||T||West Virginia|
|Daniel Williams||81||WR||Jackson State|
|Nick Truesdell||85||TE||Grand Rapids JUCO|
|Josh Banks||92||DT||Wake Forest|
|Ricky Walker||97||DT||Virginia Tech|
With names like Cardale Jones, Tyree Jackson, Cameron Artis-Payne, Kenneth Farrow, Marquette King, and Kony Ealy, eager fans should be excited. Big time names produce big time results. How could this league ever fail with star power like that? My way too early prediction for this wonderful new league is that it will fall flat on it’s face. How can anyone actually think that this is going to take off? If you are Vince McMahon, which players would you even be able to market as “star players”. Easy answer: NONE OF THEM! I don’t see this lasting over a season. I do think they make it a full season, unlike their lowly predecessor whom only last the aforementioned 50 days. This could have devastating financial effects on the WWE as McMahon is slated to lose about 8 billion dollars on this endeavor.
Folks, don’t expect too much from the XFL. It’s only going to let you down as another poor replacement for the NFL. Yes, the NFL has its problems, but it will be chump change compared to the issues that will befall the XFL. Don’t get your hopes up ladies and gentlefish. The XFL is only going to break your beautiful hearts.
Today, unexpectedly, the city of Cleveland lost a hero, an icon, and a damn good boy all in one foul swoop. This post is my memorial for our champion.
Swagger, the Browns mascot, passed away today at the age of 6 from a stroke.
Swagger was the browns mascot for the past 6 seasons before leaving the title to his son Swagger Jr. Swagger gave Browns fans something to smile at when all our hope was gone.
As Browns fans, we know that Swaggers spirit will be with Jr. and us all for the upcoming seasons. So, I would like to be the first to unofficially officially announce that this season is devoted to the best boy Cleveland could ask for. #superbowlforswagger
R.I.P. sweet prince
It’s the first week of February, we got W2’s, A Super Bowl parade, and trades coming out!
These trades have me speechless, thinking, and wondering. So let’s dive into it. Welcome to NBA Trades 101!
Atlanta Hawks: B
The Hawks have been really busy towards the trade deadline with great pickups. The hawks picked up Clint Capela, and Nene from the Rockets while giving away Evan Turner. It’s been clear the Hawks are developing their young talent. Not to mention the addition of Jeff Teague , Dwayne Dedmon, Skal Labissiere, Derrick Walton. With those additions and the subtractions Jabari Parker and Alex Len. The Hawks have done well to move some money around , get draft picks, develop their younger talent, have a stockpile or draft assets.
Cleveland Cavaliers: A
How have the Cavaliers been ever since the Lebron break up? Well, they have seen better days. But Cleveland still has a team with or without them. Cavs had an excess of guards and perimeter players most of them young that needed to develop. So trades to move Jordan Clarkson
Memphis Grizzlies: B-
I like what the Memphis Grizzlies did. They added a young piece in Justice Winslow and some veterans to the roster as the Memphis Grizzlies are looking to make the playoffs. While keeping their young core intact. The Grizzlies wasn’t swinging for homeruns but did get a hit.
LA Clippers: A
When you’re one of the top teams in the NBA with a roster that’s deep ,talented ,and young; there’s nothing really much out there for you to go trade for or to go acquire.￼ You look at what’s ahead of you and we can stop you from accomplishing your goals.￼ With the addition of Marcus Morris Sr. , LA roster just got deeper and grittier. Not only is Marcus a player that can score but he has a history of guarding elite players and has a reputation of being a solid defender. Just when the Clippers looked scary before , now they look even scarier.
Golden State Warriors: D+
Well the Golden State Warriors are somewhere where they haven’t been before in a while. With the dynamic duo of Klay and Curry still injured it seems like the Warriors have entered tank mode. ￼￼Getting rid of their off-season pickup D’angelo Russell and a third of their offense and picking up draft picks and Andrew Wiggins, it seems like the Warriors are building for a strong 2021 season.
Minnesota Timberwolves: C+
I’ll keep this paragraph short and sweet. I don’t know if Minnesota is tanking or making a playoff push. But with the addition of D’Angelo Russell , I think the Timberwolves are looking to create a Big Three for the future. Whoever that third piece is, I know DLo and Kat will have a blast and be a force in old cold Minnesota. I wonder if Devin Booker likes cold weather?
Houston Rockets: D+
When the Houston Rockets were shopping Clint Capela it was very odd￼. Yes, we live in a small ball era in the NBA but not having a solid starting center can seem very ballsy when it comes to playing good playoff teams￼. And I get it with Russell and Harden as your backcourt that’s a lot of money and trading Clint probably saves you a lot of money. But if your looking to make a run at a championship you might wanna find a replacement or enjoy early vacation.
Miami Heat: A
One of the biggest sweepstakes in the trade rumors was where will Andre Iguodala go? Well Miami Heat came out of the sweepstakes as the winner as they acquired Solomon Hill, Jae Crowder,and Andre Iguodala in the trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. Not only did they get veteran presence with Jae Crowder and Solomon they also kept their young core intact and gained championship experience to make a run at an NBA championship￼.
Philadelphia 76ers: C
Now with the 76ers in a bit of a slump with issues inside the locker room and on the court , any spark to the locker room would help them find the right direction. Before the deadline the 76ers acquired Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III. One of the 76ers problems is scoring off the bench, will this trade solve that I can’t see it, but the trade does bring more veterans to the locker room.
Detroit Pistons: D-
Look the trade for Andre Drummond was bad. It was highway robbery on the Cavaliers on what they gave up for Andre Drummond. Now Andre Drummond was gonna walk into free agency so they had to trade him for something. But the fact the Pistons could of gotten way more in the past for him and have to settle for peanuts and cracker jacks now. Is why they got a D-. Probably deserve an F but with Andre leaving they got something out of nothing.
The other day, it was announced that The Jaguars will only be playing 6 home games in Jacksonville. The other two “home” games will be played in London on consecutive weekends.
This just sets the ground work for the team to move to London and become the NFLs first team overseas. I get that the Jags are usually one of the teams that ends up playing in London, but if you actually look at polls, they are the 17th most popular team in the UK. It makes zero sense for them to split time from a fan perspective, but the owner doesn’t seem to care.
For the past few years, Shad Khan has seemed like he is trying to move the team away. While doing research for this article, I found out that he doesn’t even live in Jacksonville. During the season he parks a mega yacht in Jacksonville. He has put out comments lightly insulting the city for not having “a nice hotel.”
Jacksonville fans, you might have already prepared for this, but you’re in the endgame now. Shad Khan,without a doubt in my mind, is going to move the team to London the second that window opens up.
No part of this deal makes sense, the city wants a winning team and he doesn’t want to be in the city. He wants to move to a city that is indifferent about the team. Shad Khan, sir, sell the team.
Last night, Boston went into an uproar, most of you calling for Chaim’s head. I am here to tell you to take a breath and for once don’t overreact. I know I know, overreacting is what we do best as Boston fans and I know I’m a part time Dodger fan, but you have to have faith.
I lived in Tampa for almost two years hence the TA in BOTA. What this man did for The Rays has been amazing. He took a team of young prospects and made them playoff contenders.
If I can throw you back to last years playoffs, it took five games for the powerhouse Astros to beat the Rays. He also brought up a cut young winner in Black Snell and backed him up with some young guns and team rejects like Charlie Morton. Sounds a little like Bill Belichick doesn’t it?
There are plenty more names I could list off, but this isn’t a Rays post, this is a Sox post.
The Sox lost their MVP/ generational talent outfielder and an inconsistent pitcher in one foul swoop. In exchange they got Alex Verdugo a promising 23 year old from the Dodgers and Brusdar Graterol from the Twins. We got a player with a few years left on his contract and gave the Dodgers a rental. Mookie wants to be a free agent. This is Machado all over again.
That was a lot of jumble, but my point is, Chaim knows what he is doing. That’s why he’s in the position that he is in. He prioritized the salary cap over short term winning, but he has a plan. It might just be dumb faith but I believe.
I am mad, I am angry, I am sad, I’m hurt, but most importantly I’m disappointed. Disappointed in the Red Sox. Disappointed in Chaim Bloom. Disappointed that this caliber of an organization would even allow a trade of this magnitude. But worst of all, I’m disappointed in myself. Disappointed that I could count on my favorite team to make the right choice. Disappointed that I just first-hand witnessed one of the worst Red Sox trade deals since Babe Ruth. But worst of all, disappointed in the fact that it’s gonna take another 86 years before the Red Sox can prove themselves again. They’ve (the Red Sox organization) cursed themselves; there I said it. The worst part is they deserve it too.
I’m flabbergasted and speechless at the moment that the Red Sox would even consider trading away by far the best overall player on the team. A leader, a die-hard, balls-to-the-wall player who has been nothing short of amazing for the Red Sox. And now it’s all gone.
Now I will throw out the fact that this isn’t entirely Bloom’s fault or decision. The man was placed in a failed team with a bunch of past contracts, extensions, etc. that were down right frightening. And it seems like the Red Sox didn’t even care! “Yeah just pay everyone small contract deals, we’ll win a title, and then shove this aside until it comes”, basically exactly how I assume this conversation went down. And now that it has become a reality, here we are, without our beloved right fielder, without our best hitter. Without our record holder. But thank god we signed JBJ and Moreland what necessities they are compared to Mookie.
So mad that the Red Sox were this dumb in the past to screw themselves so bad this year but it’s now over with and done. What moves can we take next? Easy question, we abolish all offseasons in Boston so nothing like this can happen again. I have had it with this bullshit every offseason. Every team obviously needs their odds and ends to pick up players needed and what not, but Boston sport teams biggest issue is always the possibility of letting go of superstars. And I have many examples too! Tom Brady this season, I am personally terrified just at the thought of him going somewhere else. Wes Welker back in the day. Adam Vinnatieri, Joe Thornton, Milan Lucic, and these are just a few in the past. Boston offseasons terrify me. You never know what is going to happen and if the return is ever going to be good enough. In this case with Mookie, I don’t see a situation where this benefits the Red Sox, other than the sole fact that the luxury tax is cleared. I’m done with offseasons in Boston and I need your vote to help abolish this nonsense and keep our top players from potentially leaving. No offseasons, no short term contracts for Star, producing players, no bullshit. Power to the people.
Goodbye Mookie, I will cherish the times we had with you and all the memories made. Goodbye Red Sox, it’s not you it’s just me, tired, of dealing with your shit. Goodbye cruel world, let me wallow in self-pity for a few days to recover from this tragic, tragic loss of heart, soul, cheers, and memories. Only bright side is the Dodgers still can’t win a World Series. Fuck you James don’t @ me.
Waking up this morning as a Red Sox fan must have been tough. Losing a key piece in David Price was devastating to a team that desperately needed his physical and emotional prowess. Oh, and they lost, uh, (checks cue card) Mookie Betts, some outfielder. Not a big loss to be honest. I feel like it was an absolute win of a trade by the Red Sox, getting 2 stud prospects for two mediocre players at best. I mean, who would ever give a 12 year 470 million dollar contract to a player who won MVP, and finished top 6 in MVP voting every other full season he’s played? That’s asinine. Ludicrous. Absolutely ridiculous. If you haven’t picked up on the obvious sarcasm, you should brush up. Mookie was a top 3 player in the league, and trading him apparently seemed like the only thing the Red Sox could do at this point. As the resident Sogg-meister of BOTA, I declare we write a strongly worded letter to John Henry, telling him to lower the price of everything since he got rid of our best player. I know my BOTA peeps agree with me. Even though I don’t like baseball all that much, I loved Mookie and what he brought to the table as a player. I have made it a mission to not watch Red Sox baseball this year. I will try to watch baseball more, but just not the Red Sox. I have lost all faith in them as an organization after this “budget crunch” cop-out of a move.
Now that I have gotten this out of the way, we are down to our last hope. The Boston Bruins. The Patriots are losing a ton of talent, and possibly the best player of all time. As mentioned above, I have no faith in the Red Sox. The Celtics are good, I’ll give you that, but they are just a step behind other teams in the league, like Milwaukee, both L.A. teams, and Houston. As Boston sports fans, we should be jumping on the Bruins train, and rooting for them to set sail on the S.S. Stanley Cup this June. The boys are looking to make the push, one year after sputtering in Game 7 against the St. Louis Blues. This year could be their year, seeing as though Rask and Halak are playing out of their minds, and the top line is rolling again. If they pick up another top 6 forward before the trade deadline, they will have a legitimate chance to finish what they started last year, and put that ‘Ship out on the water.
Nostrasoggis is predicting that Boston sports will change drastically this year. With the loss of Betts, we are just on the verge of change that will come to our beloved sports teams. The Bruins are our legitimate last hope for a championship. Let’s hope they can pull it off.