Football Open Thread

Market looks bare for free agent setup men
Does Granderson make sense for the Yankees?

The Giants are on bye this week, but the Jets take on the Jacksonville Jones-Drews at home at 1pm ET. Talk about any game you want, just keep your football comments in this post.

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Market looks bare for free agent setup men
Does Granderson make sense for the Yankees?
  • pete

    anybody else flabbergasted/floored/utterly bamboozled by this: http://www.dynamicarchitecture.net/ ?

    • JM

      I am, what you call, bamboozled by that.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    At least the Giants can’t lose this week…though I wouldn’t be surprised to see them find a way to do so.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Torry Holt is still playing football? Wow. I’m so out of the NFL loop.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Yo Mike, when are you going to put out your Top 50 Prospects list? I want to know who will get the “Ax” treatment.

    You can use that gem if you want.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Top 50 is too many, I just go 30 deep. I usually put it out right around ST, mid-February.

      That post is always an ordeal. I piece it together all throughout the winter. In a week or two I’m going to start the first step of ranking guys.

      • Tom Zig

        if top 50 is too many then what is top 201? (aside from a colossal waste of time)

        but yeah in all seriousness, how relevant are players 31-50 anyways? Is that where someone like Jhonny Nunez would have fallen?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Not relevant at all. In reality, players 20 through about 40 are pretty interchangable. It’s just a matter of preference when you go that deep. At that point you’re talking about fringy relievers and guys who don’t project to play everyday at any position.

          It really is a waste of time to go beyond 15 or 20 players, but people like it.

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.com Jamie

    anyone elses stattracker at yahoo working?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Mine is, just fine.

      • http://ibleedblueandwhite.com Jamie

        shit really? it must be my mac then. what are you using as a browser?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Firefox 3.5.something.

          • http://ibleedblueandwhite.com Jamie

            last question (appreciate the responses Mike)…

            pc or mac?

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

              PC running Windows XP.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    The Bucs just got jobbed by THE worst call in Pro Football history. Hyperbole FTW!!

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      I’m watching Steelers and Bengals. What happended?

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        You have to see it.They’ll show it at halftime.

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          They didn’t. I guess I’ll catch today or tomorrow. Any hint?

  • Crazy Eyes Killa

    So what do people think is gonna pan out with the OF/DH situation?

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      I have no idea whatsoever, but:

      In Cash I trust.

      • Crazy Eyes Killa

        I sorta think he should go get Holliday if Hal lets him use that kinda money. A five year deal at under 20 per or about that would end when he’s 34

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      What I want to happen:

      LF: Damon
      CF: Cameron
      DH: Matsui

      What probably will happen:
      LF: Damon
      CF: Cabrera
      DH: Matsui

      • Crazy Eyes Killa

        I want
        LF: Holliday
        CF: Gardbrera
        DH: Matsui

        I used to think the opposite, but these days I def. think Holliday>Crawford and he’s still young…Talkin about a murder’s row for the next few years of Jeter Holliday Tex A-Rod

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Holliday’s not worth a five year contract. Having three guys locked in at the corners for the next 5-8 years kinda shoots the Yankees flexibility. And, while Holliday’s outside-of-Coors-trouble is overblown, he’s definitely not an elite hitter away from there. I’d rather the Yankees save the money and utilize it better in another FA class.

          • Crazy Eyes Killa

            I agree that saving money for a more premium position makes an awful lot of sense but your “what probably will happen” scenario would be cool with me, but you really think they bring Damon AND Matsui back? My biggest thing is just that you need two hitters, not one. Having no real DH would be ridic

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              Getting Matsui and Damon back means two hitters. Also, upgrading Cameron over Gardbrera in center means a) another hitter and b) a good fielder. Not to mention, c) Cameron’s a good stop-gap and can be had for a cheap, short deal.

    • radnom

      Honestly, I think Matsui comes back on a one year deal – DH.

      I think Damon’s demand in years is going to be too much for the Yankees, and they fall back on Cameron for LF. Better defense, still a retardedly good lineup. Hopefully some money left over to get some SP depth.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, Chris Simms isnt working. The Broncos arent letting him stretch the field at all either.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Broncos D, dont implode now

  • http://thesportshernia.typepad.com/blog/images/2008/05/04/melky_cabrera_cant_believe_it_phixr.png Drew

    All DeAngelo all day, Salty.

    • Salty Buggah

      Haha, it helps when Chris Simms is QB

      • http://thesportshernia.typepad.com/blog/images/2008/05/04/melky_cabrera_cant_believe_it_phixr.png Drew

        I’ll take what I can get at this point!

        • Salty Buggah

          Yea, true. You guys need to end that losing streak

  • Salty Buggah

    Things I hate about the bye-week: Broncos, especially their D, always play horribly after it.

    • Salty Buggah

      Seriously, like every freakin year. Even in 04 when they made the AFC championship game, their D broke-down. First ranked before the bye, like 6th or something after it. Similar to this year.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn you Broncos run D. Damn you Chris Simms

    • Ivan

      Chris Simms? Really? No Really, Chris Simms?

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, did you see that “drive?” He made Johnny Damon’s, if he was playing football, arm look like Cutler’s arm.

  • Salty Buggah

    Eww, that was the ugliest pass ever.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ugh, thats why I do not like Simms. I’ve said all year, Tom Brandstater, the 6th round pick this year, is probably a better choice for backup. He is bigger and has a good arm. Only thing Simms has is experience.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I went to the same HS as Simms, though he graduated several years before me. Dude was a fucking monster back then. Too bad he never materialized. His father is super-nice, too.

  • pat

    HAHAHAH anybody who has Jones-Drew must be furious. Kneels on the one yard line instead of taking the TD so the jags can run the clock down. AWESOME.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Shut it.

      • pat

        Oof double whammy,Mike, MJD doesn’t get the Td and the Jets lose.

  • Salty Buggah

    Never want to see Chris Simms in a Broncos uni again. If Orton is hurt, Brandstater better play.

    • Ivan

      Who would of thunk it, that you as a Bronco fan would beg to have Orton to comeback to the QB of the Broncos. Funny.

      • Salty Buggah

        Haha yea, I was thinking the same thing. I kinda hope that Brandstater plays next week because I wanna see what he has. If Orton’s healthy, that wont be bad either.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Go Bengals.

    /no real interest

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      +1

    • Zack

      4-0 v Ravens and Steelers

  • Salty Buggah

    Memo to Big Ben: Dont try to fire it deep into coverage on 3rd and 10 with your team down 6 and 1:45 left

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Marc Bulger is terrible

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      The no-huddle hail-mary was great entertainment.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        That’s some of the worst clock management I’ve ever seen, multiple over the middle passes with no time outs?

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          True that. Ugly, but funny.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Go boys in blue!!!

  • AndrewYF

    What channel is Pats vs. Colts on?

    • AndrewYF

      Nevermind, found it. NBC.

  • Andrew

    cheatriots lose woooooo