Open Thread: A time lapse of the World Series

Heyman: Yankees 'have a real reason to believe' they can land Halladay
So maybe the Phillies will get something out of that trade after all

World Series Time-Lapse by Robert Caplin from Robert Caplin on Vimeo.

That’s pretty damn cool, is it not?

(h/t Belth and Lens)

Here’s your open thread for the night. The awful Knicks and even awfuller Nets are both in action tonight, but I’m not feeling very masochistic tonight, so I’ll pass. Talk about whatever you like, just be nice.

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Heyman: Yankees 'have a real reason to believe' they can land Halladay
So maybe the Phillies will get something out of that trade after all
  • JGS

    There is a category called “I can has cheezburger” on jeopardy tonight. This makes me sad. At least it’s not actually about lolcats

    • Colin

      if only it was

  • pat

    Ok this is a random hypothetical thing I’ve been pondering….

    There’s a player that hits a homerun every single time he comes up to bat. How many would he actually hit in a season? I’d say 80 tops.

    • andrew

      gotta be less than that. every single at bat? you’d think after a while the league would realize it’s no longer a fluke and that they are really witnessing the 2nd coming of Mo.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      That actually happened to Melvin Croussett at the beginning of his career. The league banned him from hitting after the 47th homer and made him pitch instead.

      That plan hasn’t really panned out either…

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Is Hamels a FA next year? For some reason I think he is.

    He’d be a nice guy to pick up. A bit of a wackjob but he has great potential, is a leftie, and has performed big on the big stage.

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

      He can’t be. This past year was this third full season in the bigs, plus another partial season. At the least, he’s under team control for 2010 and 2011.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Okay, thanks.

        In that case I think that neither the Red Sox or Yanks will get Halladay this year, they’ll just wait until both Halladay and Lee are FA’s. One of the two gets Halladay, one Lee.

        • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

          Meh I think Lee signs an extension with the Phillies.

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          I hope neither team does (through trade at least). I honestly would cry if we had to trade Jesus.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            Well okay then…

            [BTW, in the vein of the questions I’ve been asking…how do you make a rolled eyes emoticon?]

            • Johan Iz My Brohan

              :-/

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

        Before ’09, I think he signed a 3 year, $20 MM extension.

        /runs to Cot’s…

        Yep, 3 yrs. $20.5MM that makes him an FA after ’11.

        • steve (different one)

          i think he still has a year of arb left after that, as well.

          think he was a super two.

    • DP

      Nah, signed through 2011

      • DP

        He got the best AAV in a multiyear deal of a first time arb eligible pitcher ever.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      No he isn’t according to MLBTR, but I would think the Phillies resign him, no?

    • no.27

      When did Joba and Hughes’ arbitration clock start?

      Hughes only pitched like 70 innings in 2007, and 30 in 2008. They don’t count as 2 full seasons, do they?

      Joba pitched around 20 innings in 2007 and then 100 in 2008. Do those seasons count as full years?

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    The Knicks managed to play their first good possession of defense this season. The result? They somehow manage to allow the Pacers to have FOUR offensive rebounds in that one possession, and end up giving up a three-pointer. It’s actually kind of impressive.

    I love this team.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I’m eagerly anticipating the Allen Iverson era.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        I’m psyched for Iverson. I don’t even care about defense at this point. Here’s what I’d prefer: One guy runs back to play defense/collect the basket after the opposing team scores. Everyone else waits on the other end of the floor.

        It’s the only hope.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          It’s the only hope.

          Allen Iverson = ObiWan Kenobi

          • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

            LeBron James = Luke Skywalker

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Danilo Gallinari = Chewbacca

              • JMK aka The Overshare

                James Dolan = Darth Vader

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Mike D’Antoni = Admiral Ackbar

                • pollo

                  The Knicks forced me to watch Glee.

                  Fucking Glee.q

  • vinny-b

    if Toronto will extend an extension window for Halladay, then i have NO problem moving Joba in this trade.

    Joba Chamberlain
    Ian Kennedy
    Melky
    Mike Dunn

    personally, i don’t expect the Blue Jays can do any better then this

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Nah.

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      Uhh no. I don’t think it will be enough.
      I don’t think Melky has much value. (sorry Drew)
      Same with Dunn.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        No, that would be enough. Joba by himself is enough.

        I’m not interested in doing that, though. Joba’s got more value than Halladay. He’s only 24.

        • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

          Okay. I’ll fix it.
          Uhh no. I don’t think it Roy Halladay will be enough.

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

      Pass.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        IETP

    • JMK aka The Overshare
    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Why are you willing to pay more for the extension window? Toronto isn’t giving you anything, you’re negotiating the deal on your own. You can trade for him, then just negotiate the extension afterwards and end up in the same exact spot.

      The trade value of that negotiating window is minimal.

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

    but I’m not feeling very masochistic tonight

    That’s not what your mother said last night, Axisa!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Connery: I believe you’ll find that in the “R” section.
      Trebek: No, no. Not in the “R’s”.

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

        I’d be remiss if I didn’t give you props for the GFII reference in the Halladay thread. So, props.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          A-thank you.

          I’ve been looking everywhere for a YouTube clip or a wav/mp3 of that soundbyte… nothing. Regrettable.

          That’s one of my favorite go-to lines of all time.

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

            Word.

            It’s an all around great scene.

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

      My mother was eaten by a bear, you bastard.

      • steve (different one)

        did you hear that Ed? BEARS.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          It is anchorMAN, not anchorLADY, AND THAT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT!!!

  • Matt k

    I just got my Nike ad “NY stands for new york” in the mail from poster burner.com printed on 24 x 36. All I did was send them the JPEG. Came out great not perfect resolution but still excellent.

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

      Pics or it didn’t happen.

      • Matt k

        realy gunna make me find a digital camera and send u a picture of me with it?

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

          Haha, no. Just being a dick.

    • donttradecano

      cost?

      • andrew

        i went 16X24 on posterbrain.com, i think it was something like $11 plus shipping. it’s a good deal.

      • Matt k

        i did 24 x 36 cost me $25

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I’d definitely trade Jared Jeffries for Jason Collier. Get it done, Walsh!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      The dead Jason Collier?

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Dead is such a harsh term to assign to his condition.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Kaffee: Colonel, when you learned of Santiago’s letter to the NIS, you had a meeting with your two senior officers, is that right?
          Jessep: Yes.
          Kaffee: The Executive Officer, Lt. Jonathan Kendrick, and the Company Commander, Captain Matthew Markinson.
          Jessep: Yes.
          Kaffee: And at present, Captain Markinson is dead, is that right?
          Ross: Objection! I’d like to know just what defense counsel is implying?
          Kaffee: I’m implying simply that, at present, Captain Markinson is not alive.

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            Stop it, I can’t handle the truth!

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              I was actually about to break out the A Few Good Men reference in the thread before, when Stuckey tried to tell me that I hadn’t said “I doubt that Cashman inquired about Halladay”.

              Jessep: Private Santiago was a sub-standard marine. He was being transferred off the base because —
              Kaffee: That’s NOT what you said. You said he was being transferred because he was in grave danger.
              Jessep: Yes. That’s correct, but —
              Kaffee: You said, “He was in danger”. I said, “Grave danger?” You said, “Is there another kin–
              Jessep: Yes, I recall what —
              Kaffee: I can have the Court Reporter read back your —
              Jessep: I know what I said. I don’t need it read back to me like I’m a damn —
              Kaffee: Then why the two orders? (pause) Colonel? (pause) Why did you —
              Jessep: Sometimes men take matters into their own hands.
              Kaffee: No sir. You made it clear just a moment ago that your men never take matters into their own hands. Your men follow orders or people die. So Santiago shouldn’t have been in any danger at all, should he have, Colonel?
              (pause)
              Jessep: You little bastard.

              • JMK aka The Overshare

                Markinson’s gone, there is no Markinson.

  • Matt k

    Kind of an odd question. Iam looking for a JPEG of the Sports Illustrated Picture from the All time team. The one that was a double fold out with all the greatest players photo shopped into the dug out together. I want to get that made into a poster but cant find it anywhere.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Kentucky man arrested while masturbating in the library – watching a wrestling video.

    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local.....65RfA.cspx

    • TheLastClown

      Nothing like a steel cage match to…

      Nope. I got nothing.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Danny Granger has 30 points. WE HAVEN’T EVEN FINISHED THE 2ND QUARTER!!!

    And they just caught the ball. Out of bounds. Again.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    TSJC, this one’s for you. Check the seventh award.

    BTW, I’m Wait till they come

    http://www.puristbleedspinstri.....mment-2272

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
      • JMK aka The Overshare

        I can appreciate a good euphemism but jeez, that was horrible.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          In a related story, I have a huge cock.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            Subtlety, man. Subtlety.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Sorry, my bad.

              In a related story, my cock is very large.

              Better?

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                Not, that’s just the same thing using different words.

                Subtlety would be, “In a related story, why don’t you check out my junk?” Then they’re all left speculating what exactly about said junk is interesting, so when they see the largeness of the equipment they’re impressed.

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            You’re clogging the drain in my sink.

          • Steve H
    • Jose
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Look who’s got a Twitter account!!!

    http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal

    My prediction: these tweets will have no juice.

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

      I wonder if his tweets will be as staccato as his speech.

      • Salty Buggah

        With 140 characters, that would be hard.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Winner.

    • Salty Buggah

      “Hey everyone, happy to be here!”

      Someone’s late to the party

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

      Will he post twitpics of his unique facial expressions?

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    I want to stab the Knicks.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Sincerely,
      Ty Cobb

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        No, I wouldn’t do it in secret. I would brag about it, and then they could sign Lebron, Wade, and Bosh in the offseason.

        I’m kidding.

        Or not.

        You decide.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I don’t think you’re kidding. I’d be more than happy to help.

          I’m developing a Knicks drinking game in the meantime. One of the rules is to finish drink for every possession the Knicks are down by double digits. I might need to revise the rules.

          • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

            I have a good name for your game:

            “How to get wasted in 20 minutes or less.”

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Here’s my Knicks drinking game:

              Every time the Knicks have an opening tipoff, start drinking heavily. Do not stop.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Ty Cobb did not stab people “in secret”.

          Ty Cobb openly and honestly unleashed his boiling rage at the loss of his father upon the world for all to see. He stabbed people in broad daylight.

          Especially the “coloreds”.

          • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

            I thought those stories had never been confirmed. If what you say is true, then JMK and I are planning to go Ty Cobb on the Knicks.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              All those Ty Cobb stories are confirmed. He did stab a black guy (for interfering with him beating up a different black man), he did climb into the stands to beat up a guy who called him half-black, he did assault a disabled man.

              Ty Cobb was the first Mike Tyson. Whatever crazy story you’ve heard about that can’t possibly be true, it’s true.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            I have a lot of respect for Ty Cobb.* Say what you will about the man, he wasn’t ashamed of himself.

            *NOT serious!

    • Johnnyboy

      I wonder what they talk about in the locker room. I’d imagine it’d start like “So…………how about them Yankees?”

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Eddy Curry: Hey guys, can I borrow some money?
        Rest of team: Nope. We’re all broke too.

        … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          TCWA. I bet Anchutta-Brown has some dough.

          • Steve H

            Truck party!!!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    There’s not one player on the Knicks that would be the third best player on a GOOD team.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      True, although I do think they have some decent pieces for the future- I like Gallinari and Chandler, and think Douglas can be a nice bench guard.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Yeah, Gallo and Chandler could be fairly good pieces in the future. I don’t see Chandler ever really being a complete player or a top-15 SG/SF in the league. Gallinari has a nice stroke and seems to have better athleticism than most Euro players. He’ll need to bulk up, be more aggressive, learn how to rebound, defend and play better off the ball. Until then, he’s just a shooter, albeit a good one.

        Douglas is just a nice bench scoring guard. Unless he had Arenas-like scoring potential, he’s a liability out there.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Douglas also brings good defense, a rarity on this club. And I see Gallo as a real talent- worst case scenario he is a big time gunner, best case he bulks up and uses the athleticism you mentioned ala Toni Kucoc. Chandler is a tweener who will never be a top player, but he can be a rotation guy on a winner.

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            All things considered, Douglas was a steal that late in the draft. But people seem to think he’ll be Nate with defense. Yeah, his D will be better, but he’s nowhere near a lockdown defender or tall enough to play 2 guards. He’s not as natural scorer as Nate, but he seems to be a far more intelligent player, despite not being a good ball distributor. I think he’ll eventually be a huge overall upgrade over Nate, but that’s mostly because Robinson is incredibly overrated.

            • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

              Totally agree. He’s not close to the scorer Nate is, but is better with the ball, and smarter defensively.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      False: Charles Oakley.

      Oakley’s still on the Knicks, right? Please say yes.

  • Anthony

    How do you step out of bounds THREE times in a game? Oh right, you’re the Knicks..

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Curry looks like an NBA player.

    Quick, trade him!!!! Is Chris Wallace still employed? Mike Dunleavy?

    • Anthony

      Imagine how sweet it’d be if we actually shedded his contract and could offer TWO max deals. LeBron and Wade/Bosh/Johnson, freakin’ sweet.

      • Steve H

        Just hope Isiah gets a job before the season is only, that (and Chris Wallace) is your only hope.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        If I’m the Knicks I’d offer Chandler, Jeffries, Curry for Jamal Tinsley, Demarre Carrol and Project Pat.

  • Anthony

    It’s not really surprising that the Knicks are playing their best defense when David Lee is not in the lineup. I love the guy, but the dude is a turnstile on defense, I used to think you keep him as a role player after the ’10 free agent splurge but I’m not so sure anymore.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Two players that I thought would be scrubs, Hibbert and Hansbrough, combine for 28 points. The Knicks stink.

  • Reggie C.

    Dantay Jones pwned Lee.

    Knicks are a mess.

  • Reggie C.

    HARRINGTON CAME TO PLAY !!

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Mazal Tov. He woke up with 6 minutes to play. He wants to be the alpha dog, yet he disappears in some games and takes 30 shots in others.

      • Anthony

        Yeah with all those three pointers he puts up, a few had to drop in finally.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        He also aimlessly spins around and heaves the ball toward the net or takes threes from 30 feet out with a guy in his face.

        I just want to see some guys that don’t play like they just had lobotomies. I want some guys with decent basketball IQs.

  • Anthony

    Good god Mo, could the Knicks pull this one out?

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      No. It won’t happen. Mark it down. I have absolutely no faith in the Knicks. None. Zero. Zilch.

      • Anthony

        The Pacer’s best player just fouled out, and I’m still not convinced the Knicks can do it.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Even up three with about a minute left, this is what I expect to see:

          Knicks down one with 14 seconds to go. Duhon takes it up, makes a bullet pass to…a cutting Robinson and a cutting Harrington. The two players collide, fight for the ball and scream. Harrington wrestles the ball away from Nate, stands up, is called for travelling, makes a spin move anyway, steps out of bounds and heaves a three-pointer as time expires.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            Now aren’t you sorry you posted that now?

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              Not at all. I just have to revise the date. It will happen. Weird things happen. For instance, sometimes I don’t have to drug the girl to get some. That happens very rarely, but it does happen. The Knicks won. Happens pretty rarely, but it can happen.

              The Knicks will lose in such a fashion. It’s not a question of if; it’s a question of when. Probably against the Nets on Saturday.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          This sounds remarkably similar to the recent Nets-Heat game.

          Believe it or not, the Nets lost…

          (Nets’ 1st win-over the Knicks. Book it.)

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Victory!!!!! Trade Everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Marlins-style fire sale. EVERYTHING MUST GO!

      • Tom Zig

        a pox on you

    • Tom Zig

      /Marlins

  • Anthony

    NBA FINALS HERE WE COME!

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      We’d have a fighting chance in March Madness. We might make a 6 seed.

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

        Speaking of, it pisses me off that my alma mater only won by nine points against my former school.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Don’t feel bad. My school place well in ultimate frisbee and competitive video gaming (seriously). That’s it.

          Huskies should be good this year, or so I’m told.

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

            Oh they’ll be good. Probably not Final-Four good, but they’ll be solid. Two thirds of the front court is still relatively unproven, but I have full faith in the backcourt. Walker + Dyson will be a very good one/two guard duo. The former just has to learn how to harness his speed a bit and maybe work on his outside game. The only glaring weakness I see in them–as per usual–is three point shooting.

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              They should stop committing felonies, too. Just my humble opinion. It could be worse—it could be SUNY Binghamton.

              • Steve H

                Yeah, former Husky Marcus Williams had a little Bucholz in him.

  • Steve H

    The only thing about the Knicks I give a shit about is Gallinari, as he is on my fantasy team. Can someone who watched explain to me how he did absolutely nothing???

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

      …he’s on the Knicks.

      • Steve H

        That would explain his utter disregard for playing defense, but shouldn’t he have chucked up 15 shots like everyone else and gotten his?

    • Moshe Mandel

      Simple. He’s an unselfish player playing with a large number of free agents to be looking out for themselves.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    BREAK UP THE KNICKS!!!!

    No, seriously. Break up the Knicks.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Ever get really wasted and play a pick-up game of HORSE? Except your buddies think it’s a regular pick-up game? You’re heaving shots, falling on your ass, doing granny shots. The other guys pick their spots, defend you and don’t take fadeaway spinning heel-kick heaves from the half-court line. Your buddies are going to win.

    THAT IS THE KNICKS.

    • Steve H

      And this post comes after a win…..

  • Steve H

    Jamarcus Russell benched for Bruce Gradkowski.

    Considering the financial implications, he’s on his way to being the worst #1 pick of all time in the NFL, if not all sports.

    • Mike Pop

      Seems like he doesn’t even care either.

      Which is kind of a funny thing.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      I’ve been wrong on QB’s before (Rex Grossman comes to mind, I loved him coming out of school), but I’ve never been more right than I was on Russell. I hated that pick.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        This could actually make for a fun list.
        Off the top of my head:

        Players I’ve been very wrong on:

        Matt Leinart
        Reggie Bush
        Rex Grossman
        Matt Ryan
        Braylon Edwards
        Brandon Jacobs

        Players I’ve been right on:
        Russell
        Roethlisberger
        E. Manning
        Mario Williams
        Aaron Rodgers
        Cedric Benson

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          The Cedric Benson and Eli Manning ones intrigue me as “being right on”.

          Benson looked like a bust until this year. Were you right on him being a bust, or right on him not being a bust? Because he’s been both.

          And as for Eli Manning… I’d say he’s not a bust and not a success either. He’s still very in between. Eli’s certainly not a top-5 NFL QB, but he was taken like one, lauded like one, and paid like one. What does it mean to say you were “right” on him? What did you think he’d be?

          Ditto Aaron Rogers. I need more clarity on what you were “right” on and “wrong” on on these ones… hell, I need more clarity on ALL of these names. These classifications are way too ambiguous.

          • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

            I called Benson as a bust- 9 good games doesnt change my mind.

            I called Rodgers as a Pro Bowl type QB. He’s 4th in QB rating despite awful protection and actually had a great year last year and had a good case for the Pro Bowl (top 3 in NFC in most important categories).

            And I said that Manning would be a solid QB at best, and would be the worst of the 3 guys taken at the top of that draft.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Gracias, thanks.

              You’re wrong on Benson, BTW. The Bears offense has been a traveshamockery for decades, and Benson’s now showing his true talent level since he’s actually running behind a quality line and has a QB that defenses respect. He’s not a worldbeater, but he’s not a bust. He’ll be good there in Cincy for a while.

  • Sydney McCartney

    Every time I see any video baseball related, I get a really depressed feeling. I’ve got a bad case of baseball withdrawal. I managed to avoid it until a few days when I watched a clip of Pettitte pitching in Game 6 and since then I’ve been sad. :(.