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Random Thoughts Vol.2

Hit me... I dare you.

It’s been a month… time for more random thoughts.

I’m pretty sure that even if Dontrelle Willis’s improbable comeback as a pitcher fizzles out, he can be a DH or first baseman with that bat.

The Pirates are now dead… I knew it couldn’t last.

FC Barcelona losing to Chivas USA is the equivalent of Michigan losing to Appalachian State.

Justin Verlander might throw 6 more no hitters this year… I’m not joking about that either.

The U.S. Women didn’t choke.

(I mean did you watch the game? Japan never died. They kept fighting back and took advantage of the opportunities that were given to them. Sure the U.S. missed chances in penalty kicks where the Japan goaltender all of a sudden looked like Ken Dryden. However, you can’t say that they choked the game away when Japan played well in the face of adversity. Sometimes teams give games away but most times teams pull victory from the jaws of defeat. That’s what Japan did.)

Isn’t it funny that Ben Roethlisberger provided good off-season news for the Steelers as opposed to everyone else?

I’m surprised Steve Williams didn’t rip Tiger Woods even more than he did.

The Red Sox have not had a solid starting staff for the entire season with bullpen issues… yet have been in first place since June. And you think Adrian Gonzalez doesn’t deserve MVP?

Randy Moss aint done… seriously.

Are Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand the more extreme version of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter?

Seguin and Marchand are really enjoying winning the Stanley Cup.

I hate Merrill Hoge… but he was right about Tim Tebow…

And LeBron James would back him up wouldn’t he.

(My least favorite basketball player who shrinks in the moment defending the most overrated athlete not named Jimmer Fredette… god has a sense of humor.)

Kevin Durant dropped 66 at the Rucker… somewhere Russell Westbrook was seething.

Nice to see that Shea Weber got $7.5 million in arbitration… he’ll get that when he’s a Red Wing next year too.

The most aggravating rotation in baseball would consist of A.J. Burnett, John Lackey, Barry Zito, Edinson Volquez and Zach Greinke… with Burnett leading the league in headaches.

(I hate A.J. Burnett.)

The Eagles are the new Heat.

Osi Umenyiora can talk about a new deal all he wants. However, if he follows up another big sack season with a small sack season… kick rocks.

Ocho and Brady… Jesus.

What do you think Carson Palmer will do with all that money now that he’s retired?

Kyle Orton has lost his starting jobs to Jay Cutler, Rex Grossman and Tim Tebow…if he went on a 12 month bender I wouldn’t judge him.

Oklahoma is no.1 in the coaches’ poll. The last team to start the season no.1 and finish it as such… 2004 USC… good luck Boomer Sooner.

Strasburg is coming back… *giddy face*.

Shaq and Barkley on TNT… I need my cable back and fast.

The Red Sox traded for Erik Bedard to help their rotation… his ERA at Fenway is near 7 lifetime… I’m starting to feel ok that the Yankees didn’t get anything before the deadline.

Ryan Howard in his last 3 games has 3 home runs and 6 RBI, yep it must be August.

Michael Irvin on the cover of a gay magazine to promote equality of all people. Don’t know if I would’ve done it but very gutsy.

I win... again.

Duke being investigated for violations in recruiting… told you that no one is clean anymore.

When is Verlander’s next start again?

(We’re at a point with Verlander that he is must see TV. Verlander throws harder than anyone else in the league and his location has improved to the point where now he is close to pinpoint accurate. If you play the Tigers and Verlander is up on the mound then you might as well take it as a loss. He’s currently baseball’s best hurler and he hasn’t even hit his prime yet. Imagine this guy in 4 years… scary.)

Yani Tseng is the most dominant athlete in the world right now. And I am well aware that she is a 22 year-old female golfer and not many people watch women’s golf, but you should watch her.

Dan Uggla has a 25 game hitting streak… yet is batting .213… ummm?

NFL players like talking smack about how bad Roger Goodell is in the media, yet the signed this new CBA like everything is ok. Either take action or shut the hell up.

Is it wrong that I’m more excited for Syracuse football than Ohio State football? Keep in mind that I’m an OSU grad though I grew up with the ‘Cuse.

When A-rod retires there will be no specials on his greatness, no lauding over his accomplishments… hell there maybe a party thrown just for the fact that we never get to hear his name again.

(I haven’t been on A-Rod in a while but he’s like a bad ex-girlfriend he always finds a way to drive you crazy.

Really A-rod… illegal poker rings? And you still go after MLB and the Yankees tell you not to?

The Yankees are in a pennant race, one game back of Boston with the biggest part of the season approaching and you decide to blow a few thousand in front of low lifes, coke users and violent outcasts.

Eat your heart out Red Sox Nation.

I always say that I’m over A-rod but I really mean it this time. If this is true and A-rod did violate MLB policy then the Yankees should find a loophole in his deal, drop him like a bad habit and let Eduardo Nunez go through his growing pains at third.

I’m over the A-rod drama, I’m over the fact that there is always something with him and I’m ready to move on from him. Hopefully the Yankees brass feels the same.)

Kate Upton’s a Yankees fan, thank you God.

Had to end it off positively. Have you ever seen Kate Upton? That would make anyone feel good even when your third baseman is a perennial screw up.

World, Tyler Seguin. Tyler Seguin, World.

Tyler Seguin made his presence known in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Meet Tyler Seguin. He was the second pick in the 2010 NHL Draft. He was thoroughly considered to be the possible number one overall pick ahead of Edmonton Oiler standout Taylor Hall. He was the main compensation in a trade that occurred with the Toronto Maple Leafs for Phil Kessel.

His first season was one filled with the pains that occur for every young player that enters professional sports. He struggled down along the boards and seemed to fear more physical competition. Critics labeled him cocky and their criticism was warranted as Seguin registered only one point in his last 23. His lack of physicality and experience and obvious youth concerns were reasons as to why the Bruins sat him down throughout the first two rounds of the playoffs. The last thing they needed was a young kid who wasn’t ready to contribute to a team that was making a run at the Stanley Cup.

Once the postseason started Boston’s offense struggled, mightily. In their series win versus Montreal, Boston went 0-28 on the power play. Yes that’s 0-28.  Even in their beat down of Philadelphia in round two, the power play was still brutal.

Then came a break both for Seguin and funny enough for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron, who suffered a concussion versus the Flyers, was scratched for the first two games of this series. It was a huge loss because Bergeron was leading the B’s in scoring and was the main set up guy for players like Nathan Horton and Michael Ryder.

Enter Seguin who hadn’t played since the last game of the regular season, but came prepared with a fully-grown beard as if he was a ten-year vet rather than a 19-year-old kid. In a game 1 beat down at the hands of Tampa Bay, Seguin was the lone bright spot with two points including his first career playoff goal. He had the most energy of any Bruin on the ice and seemed unfazed by the moment.

Good for him, because game 2 was all about him.

With 4 points in game 2, Seguin has a reason to feel himself.

After Tampa took a 2-1 lead into the second period, Seguin went to work and showed all of us why he has a reason to be as cocky as scouts say he is. 48 seconds into the period Seguin beat Dwayne Roloson with a beautiful backhanded breakaway to tie the score and begin a huge period for the B’s.

After David Krejci put the Bruins up 3-2 Seguin took a set up from Horton and blasted past Roloson to put Boston up by 2. Then Seguin helped the power play finally get going by setting up Ryder for a 5-3 lead and then again to put Boston up 6-3.

To summarize: 5 goals for Boston, 4 points for Seguin and too big a hole for Tampa to climb out of. As Fabolous would say “NIIIIIIICCCEE!” Seguin showed poise, confidence and a sense of toughness the Boston was surely missing from their game 1 defeat. He was the best player on the ice in this game and had the best playoff performance thus far of any skater. Seguin’s breakout is huge for him as a player and for the Bruins who needed another scorer with Bergeron down and Milan Lucic struggling without any sign of relief.

For his efforts Seguin is now penciled in for game 3 in Tampa and possible for the rest of the series as Bergeron tries to come back from his concussion, and because the kid is a beast.

The same critics who said he was too cocky for his own good are now wondering where the hell Seguin has been and why hasn’t Boston been utilizing him? He’s being compared to Steven Stamkos, who coincidentally is Tampa’s number one goal scorer. They’re saying Seguin skates like Steve Yzerman and has a chance to be great player in the league in the near future, maybe better than Hall.

It’s funny because a week ago everyone had forgot about Seguin and didn’t know where he was.

Now you know, and you’ll be seeing more of him now and in the future.