Good news for the Cubs and me last night in MLB play. I close and win my small three team par play....Lester great again. I know this will not happen, but if I was the Cubs manager, I would play Hendricks om Sunday as opposed to Saturday. The reason being is that the Cubs have a game to give and the prospect of beating Kershaw on Friday night is 50/50 AT BEST. I would take Hendricks at Home (now minus Kershaw) to win game 7 on Sunday night. It's not going to happen of course, but I just hate putting up my second best pitcher against the "K" man in this scenario. Anyway, I will probably take the Under 6 (my best guess at this point) on Saturday nights game....should be a classic if you like dominant pitching.
@dMo are you adding up Vernon Davis, niles paul, Matt jones, Chris Thompson, and fat robs receiving yards as well. As far as around 170-220 yards receiving for the entire receiver Corp that sounds pretty spot on.
Ravens send the Chargers their 1st and 3rd rd picks this yr and next
Dallas sends the Jest QB Romo for their 2nd rd pick
the Bears send Miami QB Cutler for their 2nd rd pick
Miami sends QB Tanneyhill to the 49ers for their 2nd rd pick
The premise: Coming off a Super Bowl victory, the Patriots open the 2013 season with a blowout win. Unfortunately, they get into trouble for Spygate II. As punishment, Roger Goodell orders the Patriots to fire Bill Belichick and replace him with Emmitt Smith.
This is a weekly feature that will take a newspaper reporter's perspective and follow the 2013 New England Patriots as they traverse the 2013 NFL season under Emmitt's guidance. This page will be updated every Thursday during the real 2008 NFL season.
Emmitt Smith name head coach of the New England Patriots in 2013!
STEROID SCANDAL HITS FOXBOROUGH
By Steve Sanders, Boston Beat Senior Writer Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
When the infamous s-word is rumored to infiltrate a team's locker room, the natural assumption is that linemen, linebackers and running backs are involved. Seldom are coaches questioned for using steroids.
Unfortunately, that's exactly what Emmitt is being accused of.
The Boston Beat received a video tape from seismologist Randy Marsh, who just moved to Boston from a small town in Colorado. Marsh, who admitted he was looking for a place to buy cheap cat urine, captured Emmitt going into McAllister's Drug Emporium, owned by former Saints running back Deuce McAllister. Ten minutes later, Emmitt was seen walking out with a capsule of pills.
Zooming in, we were able to establish that the label read, "Intelligence and Grammar Enhancers."
Coincidentally, Emmitt expressed his frustration with the English language during Tuesday's press conference.
"I cannot speaked the English language good," Emmitt groaned. "I have not understandeded... uhh... understooded... uhh... under... get the differents between has and uhh... the other one that do not has the S.
"Also, why do Romeo Caramel always laughed at me when I say 'blowed out?'" Emmitt asked. "It seem natural to say to me. It really bloweds my minds!"
And now? Emmitt was questioned about visiting McAllister's Drug Emporium and offered a quick answer.
While Deuce McAllister denied selling said pills to Emmitt, McAllister told the media that while the Intelligence and Grammar Enhancers increase an average person's IQ by 300 points, there are serious side effects.
"I do not know anything about these pills, but I'll tell you this," McAllister said. "A few days after you take them, you become even dumber than you were before. This is only a temporary effect, but I would advise you to call a doctor if this lasts four hours or more. But hey, I'm not an expert or anything."
Roger Goodell spent all day Wednesday looking at himself in the mirror, so a possible suspension could come down in the next 48 hours.
For now, it should be interesting to see how an energized Emmitt prepares for the upstart 5-3 Sacramento Jaguars. Something tells me he won't be going for it on fourth-and-24 in his own territory in the first half.
EMMITT, STEROIDS DEBACLE JAGUARS
By Steve Sanders, Boston Beat Senior Writer Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
The NFL has been a copy-cat league since it was created. Teams often mimic other successful franchises until a new coach or general manager discovers a new way of winning.
If other coaches were paying attention to New England's 140-0 victory over the Jaguars, they all may start popping Intelligence and Grammar Enhancers.
The Patriots, setting the record for the most lop-sided win in NFL history, scored quick touchdowns on their first 20 possessions. According to Emmitt, he used his mind to control Anthony Morelli's passes into the arms of Randy Moss and Wes Welker. Of course, Emmitt didn't have to tell us this; many of Morelli's throws, which were sailing out of bounds and into the stands, changed direction in mid-air and guided themselves toward the New England wideouts.
Morelli, who was 20-of-20, 1,435 yards and 20 touchdowns, was bewildered in the post-game press conference.
"Haha... Uhh... Eh yo!" Morelli said. "Uhh... I throw ball and uhh... ball go to other guys. I dunno hows! Haha!"
It's no question that Emmitt's telekinetic ability provided New England with an enormous tactical advantage. Will irate coaches mimic Emmitt's strategy? If so, no one may be able to stop them.
Goodell met with Emmitt on Thursday afternoon. Initially, it was speculated by Peter King and others that Goodell would issue an 800-year suspension to Emmitt. Instead, Emmitt walked out of Goodell's office with nothing more than a pat on the back. According to reports, Emmitt utilized his new-found mind-control ability to change Goodell's opinion on the matter.
Emmitt also read Goodell's mind and discovered that the NFL commissioner slept with his wife, but decided not to do anything about it because, according to Emmitt, "the space-time continuum and the geometrical order of the universe would forever be debacled."
Unfortunately, Emmitt wasn't as lucid or candid after his 140-0 win, as it became clear that McAllister's non-expertise expertise came to frutition.
When asked how he was able to control the ball with his mind, Emmitt didn't respond and just drooled all over the podium.
When asked what he thought about Morelli's performance, Emmitt stared at the wall and began incoherently repeating random letters and numbers.
When asked how he felt about his record-breaking victory, Emmitt mumbled," Blow... blowed... blew... blowed... blewed... blow... blewdeded... blowededed..."
With everyone in the conference confused, with the exception of Morelli, who seemed to understand his head coach better than ever, Emmitt was carted off to his office.
Because his coach was completely befuddled, Bob Kraft was called in from Arby's, where he was enjoying his seventh dinner of the evening. Kraft declared that he would call McAllister to obtain a remedy to fix Emmitt.
It hasn't been four hours just yet, but it's a good thing the Patriots have a bye next week. Let's hope the 7-2 Patriots have their coach back, debacling grammar as usual.