Boras Thought Process: “I &#$! THE BED ON THIS ONE!”

Apparently Scott Boras is realizing he screwed up.  He won’t say that, but rest assured, he’s regretting it.  The only reason baseball salaries have gone through the roof is because the Yankees throw stupid money at elite players, or other teams throwing stupid money at players for FEAR of the Yankees throwing stupid money at those same players.

“We were very sincere and honest and direct with Scott Boras. … It’s a lot of money — to any franchise, even the New York Yankees,” general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday. “It was just a representation of simple economics: $30 million is nothing to sneeze at.”

Detroit Manager Dave Dombrowski: “He turned down about $28 million a year from the Yankees, and we got a player we like a lot to fill our need for a shortstop”

I am officially setting the Over/Under for the total A-Rod average salary per year at that turned down 28 million per year the Yankees offered.  I’m so taking the UNDER!

Boras Thought Process: “I &#$! THE BED ON THIS ONE!”

Apparently Scott Boras is realizing he screwed up.  He won’t say that, but rest assured, he’s regretting it.  The only reason baseball salaries have gone through the roof is because the Yankees throw stupid money at elite players, or other teams throwing stupid money at players for FEAR of the Yankees throwing stupid money at those same players.

“We were very sincere and honest and direct with Scott Boras. … It’s a lot of money — to any franchise, even the New York Yankees,” general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday. “It was just a representation of simple economics: $30 million is nothing to sneeze at.”

Detroit Manager Dave Dombrowski: “He turned down about $28 million a year from the Yankees, and we got a player we like a lot to fill our need for a shortstop”

I am officially setting the Over/Under for the total A-Rod average salary per year at that turned down 28 million per year the Yankees offered.  I’m so taking the UNDER!

Schilling Tests Waters

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Days after winning the World Series.. Curt Schilling is a free agent?? Seems Curt is only looking for a one year deal.. To bad the Rangers aren’t a real team.. Would love to see Curt end up in Arlington.. Now that Tom Hicks has some money in his wallet from ARod opting out of his deal.. Not that Mr Hicks will use it.. When I first heard about this.. the first thought that came to mind, is “I sure hope Curt isn’t pulling a Roger Clemens” You know that whole.. Arm for hire thing.. I’m also glad to see that the Yankees are not on Schilling’s list!! If Schilling wants to play for a contender.. Perhaps he should seriously think about staying where he is… I guess only time will tell where Schilling ends up.. Here is his list of teams he would consider playing for

Cleveland
Detroit
Anaheim
New York Mets
Philadelphia
Atlanta
L.A.
S.D.
Arizona
Chicago Cubs
St. Louis
Milwaukee

 Curt Schillings blog 38 Pitches is listed on my sidebar.. You should see the hundreds of comments he has on his post about becoming a free agent.. Very interesting reading 🙂

Curt Testing Waters

Longhorn Humor..

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*Disclaimer.. I am a huge Longhorn fan.. but I am not real happy with my boys this season, and Mack’s inability to keep some players out of jail!

It’s been almost one (1) week without an arrest of a Longhorn football player!  Good Job Mack – way to keep those boys in line!!! (Note:  for those of you that don’t know, Austin ‘s Pride has  produced, within the last month, four (4) boys- w/ mugshots and prints. Two for armed robbery (w/ firearms), one for auto burglary &  DUI and another for DUI)
Despite, their days of ‘good behavior’ – I thought you might find these jokes timely!

1. What do you call a drug ring in Austin ?
A huddle.

2. There are four UT Longhorns in a car, who’s driving?
The police.

3. The UT Longhorns have adopted a new ‘Honor System’.
Yes your Honor, No your Honor.

4. The UT Longhorns knew they had to do something for their defense, so they hired a new defensive coordinator:
F. Lee Bailey.

5. How do the UT Longhorns spend their first week at fall practice?  
Studying their Miranda Rights.


6. What do you say to a Longhorn in a suit?
Will the defendant please rise?

7. If you see a Longhorn football player on a bike, why don’t you swerve to hit him?
It might be your bike!

8. Why do the Longhorns employ scouts ?
 To look out for cops, not to scout high school kids.

9. I heard a rumor that the Texas Department of Corrections plans build a new prison in Austin,Texas in order to allow Longhorns to walk to school.

10. What do you call it, when a Longhorn goes on vacation?
Time off for good behavior.

11. Why couldn’t the Longhorn get into a huddle on the football field?
It’s a parole violation to associate with known felons.

12. Obviously Coach Mack Brown is not paying his players if they have to resort to robbing people.

*Submitted by RedGnome*

Unavoidable urge to link!

I try not to get political here… but this is GREAT!

please vote yes! November 6th.

Romo worth it?

October 28th

“Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell suited up for his first NFL game, listed as a third-stringer Sunday against Tennessee.”

“Russell held out for 48 days and is reportedly guaranteed a record $29 million in his six-year, $61 million deal. He would get an additional $3 million if he reaches minimal playing time incentives.”

October 29th

“The Cowboys have called a 1 p.m. (CDT) press conference Tuesday at Valley Ranch, where they’re expected to announce a new six-year, $67.5 million contract extension that will make Romo one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. ”

If I remember correctly; Romo makes “just a few” million more than McNabb (pre-cap increase contract), Russell, Schabb, Eli, and Bulger. Only one I like better is Eli (stepping up BIG this year). So where does he rank in the league’s starting QBs? I’ll be putting together my personal QB rankings when I get some free time.

The Jedi Gets Paid!

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So I’m sure that by now you all have heard that Tony Romo is about to get paid!  Seems Jerry Jones has seen enough from his young Jedi… Romo and the Cowboys come to terms on a 6 year 67 million dollar deal with 30 million guaranteed! Fans in and around Dallas have mixed emotions on this deal.. Some are dancing in the streets, because we have Romo locked up for 6 more years.. Some fans are of the opinion that we should have kept Romo hungry.. and not tried to deal with him until after the season.. Let me tell you something.. I truly believe that no matter if Romo was making $5 a game.. were going to get the same level of performance out of him.. He is dying breed in sports today.. He plays the game because he loves to play the game…

If Romo tanks the rest of the season.. *prays to the sports gods, that doesn’t happen* Then I’m sure fans will all unite to burn his house to the ground.. as I’m sure the Bears fans wanted to burn Rex Grossmans house to the ground in about the third quarter of last years Superbowl! If he leads the Cowboys back to the promise land.. Then fans will sing his praises! Is Romo worth the new contract?  I think the better question to ask,  Is Romo worth the investment? The answer to that question is ABSOLUTELY! We now have something in Dallas we have not had since Troy Aikman.. A franchise QB!! Not a bandaide.. I.E. Bledsoe, or Vinny.. Not a waste of roster space I.E. Hutch, Carter, Hensen, or Brooks!! I personally like what Romo brings to the Cowboys.. I like the fact that Romo can extend a play, and buy himself time, and not depend on his offensive line to keep the pocket around him..  Now if Jerry will just crack open that wallet to get us a running back to go with Barber.. We will be all set!!

Romo