A LOOK AT DISGRUNTLED RECEIVERS
Keyshawn Johnson was interested in joining the San Diego Chargers. Yeah, keep dreaming (expletive) head. The Chargers passed, and good thing, too. Seriously if you were going to pass on a new model like Dwayne Jarrett, then why would they want the old beat-up version that’s had like 20 owners? That’s all the Chargers need, a receiver demanding the ball when the team has all these offensive studs like LT and Gates.
The New England Patriots have sure acquired a lot of talent, what with Randy Moss and everything. But this team is starting to reek of the recent Lakers team that added Gary Payton and Karl Malone to its roster. So while some will be quick to anoint the Patriots as the Super Bowl favorite, that likely won’t be the case. Especially when people think that Bill Belichick can just wave his magic wand and make people believe that everybody is going to fall in line. Remember, this is the same organization that ran off Deion Branch and other players through its frugalness. And really, do you think Moss cares that much about winning?
- The Angels actually went 4-3 during a seven-game road trip. It’s hard to put a happy face on losing two consecutive games in Kansas City. But at least the rest of the AL West sucks this year. And Seitz continues to be the most pessimistic Angels fan, ever.
- College hoops is considering moving back the three-point line an additional foot for the men’s game, while leaving the women’s line at the 19-feet 9-inches. Yeah, wait until the Title IX attorneys get their hands on this. How dare you disrespect the women’s game like that?
- One great draft story ignored here on THN was the Eagles selection of quarterback Kevin Kolb. Not only did the Eagles trade with the Cowboys, but the club burned its first pick on a quarterback. Especially since Donovan McNabb now becomes the leading choker in the NFL. Maybe the Eagles are starting to see things the Blonde's way after all.
- Ducks mania. Can you feel it?
- Zach LS has a tribute that is really in poor taste. This is just too soon, Zach.
- Fletch's latest movie review. And next week, THN will be breaking down one of the all-time great movies at Blog Cabins.
- You find a cool Simpsons YouTube, you will likely get linked. Well played Five Tool Tool.
- Flash's latest lament of the Yankees.
- Kevin Towers rips people off, just like A.J. Smith.
The Oscar De La Hoya v. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is going to be an epic battle. Many people are calling it a last gasp for boxing before the UFC finally takes over. Whatever. The UFC’s rise in popularity is reminiscent of the rise of hockey out here in Southern California. There was a time when you couldn’t swing a Marty McSorley-curved stick without hitting a hockey facility. Now they are as hard to find as your typical frozen yogurt stand. The UFC is at best another one of those niche sports that will be popular with those who, how can you say this, not very bright. NASCAR and Raiders fans might always be a target audience, but don’t look for the UFC to ever go mainstream.
For starters, where are the marketable stars in the UFC? Most mixed martial artists have the personality of a lighter. They are as articulate as David Hasselhoff in a drunken stupor on the floor of his hotel room. And when you get down to it, UFC is boring. Unless you like two guys laying around in a submission hold for hours. There is a reason professional wrestling became scripted, because people want to be entertained. Boxing will make a comeback before the UFC ever goes mainstream.