Oh Thursday 4/24
Thanks to our brother B.O.B. for filling in for me last Thursday, fine job.
With the passing of my good friend Orville, who had little family in the US, my wife and I found ourselves not only mourning his loss but also organizing the memorial services, cleaning out his home and working on the settlement of his estate etc.
Easter at the Harry’s was a great family time, morning services with my Mom and my brides parents over along with two of my sons. Great dinner, great Hockey game (B’s 4-1), we had a bonfire in the fire pit after dark with several of my son’s friends…loads of fun.
The 118th Boston Marathon was won by San Diego resident 38 year old Meb Keflezighi in a time of 2:08.38, 2 more Americans finished 7 & 8.
The last American to win Boston was Michigan’s Greg Meyers in 1983 in a time of 2:09
The Worlds fastest Marathon running was at Boston in 2011 when Kenyon Geffery Mutai scorched the 26 mile 385 yards in a time of 2:03.02…that’s a bunch of 4.42 minute miles right there.
The Woman’s winner was Rita Jeptoo of Kenya winning her second consecutive Boston and setting a new record of 2:18.57. Rita was the 2013 and 2010 Boston winner as well.
So as Lloyd Christmas said “so you’re saying there is a chance.”
The other 10’s of thousands of participants all started with the optimism of Lloyd Christmas and the idea that everyone in the room has potential…
You have potential…you have…oh boy
Patriots Day baseball at Fenway has become a great tradition. Playing morning baseball in April in the nations 3rd windiest city can be cold but Monday it was about 55 at game start and into the 60’s by the time it was over.
The Baltimore O’s took a 6 run lead in the third off Clay Buchholz but the Red Sox battled back but lost 7-6 when the 8th and 9th inning rallies fell short.
That seems to be the disposition of this years model, Not hitting and looking a lot more like we thought they would have looked last year. I’m not jumping off the bandwagon as I have a permanent seat, I’m just seeing that my Boston colored glasses may have over rated this squad just a bit.
With the unlovable Yankees in town for the return of Jacoby Ellsbury the real flaws of this hometown team really started to show. If they don’t get a stud start they can get down early, this team that led the AL in runs scored last season can’t seem to produce any stat except men left on base.
Bruins and Detroit have had a good start to the series with Detroit shutting down Boston 1-0 in game one and Boston beating Detroit 4-1 on Easter afternoon.
In game 3 Boston stepped it up a notch and Tuukka Rask shut out Detroit 3-0
Rask has given up just 2 goals in 180 minutes. Boston is up two games to one
In game two 6’2” 198 lbs Brendan Smith dropped his gloves and wanted to go at it with 6’9” Zdeno Chara…the man was delusional and after Z chuckled at the the notion he said to Smith “come on…lets go if you think you want…” Lucky for Smith the refs skated him to safety. Chara may be tall enough to play B-Ball but he doesn’t fight like a basketball player
Old Harry’s MLB power rankings top 10 as of Tuesday 4/22
Tom Brady’s wife Giselle was just a little unhappy with Forbes magazine after she was audited by the IRS following a report by Forbes saying she had an income in 2012 of $45 million. She reported an income of slightly over $40 million and the ever watchful IRS wanted to know why she didn’t report the full amount. Mrs. Tom said Forbes was wrong and the nearly $ 21,000,000 she paid in federal taxes was correct…ridiculous but correct.
The NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and what’s going to happen in one of the most speculated event in sports.
The NFL moving the draft back into May has added three weeks of mock drafts and more time for the risers and fallers to rise and fall.
Houston with the first pick may take Clowney or a QB or maybe not.
The fact that teams with solid and star QB’s are inviting and showing interest in the drafts multiple QB’s is either a speculation that they will still be around late in the first round or…maybe a ploy to get the needy teams to go for that QB early rather than in the second round which would drop some of the top defenders and WR/ TE’s to the middle or end of the first round for the haves to have.
Pat’s HC BB has had three QB’s in town and speculation is that BB, who by the way doesn’t need a QB this year, may be doing the dirty deed for the rest.
How can QB needy Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland, Oakland, Minnesota and Buffalo risk having that possible franchise signal caller being scooped up at the end of the first round and playing for a year or two behind the likes of Manning, Brady, Brees, Wilson or Rodgers?
The answer is; they can’t risk it.
OH is predicting a run on QB’s early and many good players drifting down right into the hands of the rich.
Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr, Zach Mettenburger and AJ McCarron may all go in the first…if not, prepare yourself for another season of
Matt Schaub, Matt Cassell, Brian Hoyer, Chad Henne, Blaine Gabbert, Jason Campbell,
EJ Manuel, Christian Ponder, Terrelle Pryor (now Russell Wilsons overpaid backup) and maybe even Jeff George
That’s all I have this week, thanks for reading and commenting. Don’t forget to check out my Boston buddy Lanz from the other side of OUR CITY