The Bisheff Blog
Analyzing and commenting on what's hot in sports

It’s All Opinions Day

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:

Isn’t it time the Angels admit they were fleeced in the Scott Kazmir deal? They still owe this guy a staggering $28 million and he isn’t even good enough to be their fifth starter next season . . .

Here’s my question: Who scouted Kazmir before the deal was made? Didn’t anyone notice his slider had disappeared and he wasn’t the same pitcher? Apparently not . . .

That left-handed shovel giveaway pass into triple coverage down at the goal line by the Giants’ Eli Manning was the dumbest play I’ve ever seen by a quarterback. At any level . . .

Ichiro Suzuki making it 10 200-hit seasons in his 10 years in the majors is one of the more staggering achievements in modern sports history. Too bad so few people seem to have noticed . . .

What kind of odds could you have had that UCLA’s Norm Chow would call 22 running plays in a row against Texas? . . .

By the way, Pete Carroll seriously mismanaged the clock at the end of the half of the Seahawks-Chargers game, costing his team at least three points. You had to wonder if he was thinking about that when San Diego came back to tie the game late in the fourth quarter . . .

Everybody remembers the late George Blanda as the old, creaky quarterback who won so many games for the Raiders. But how many remember him as a great AFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers? Or a fine passer for George Halas’ Chicago Bears? I do . . .

If you love horse racing, you have to be saddened by Real Quiet’s death at age 15. The Bob Baffert trained 3-year-old won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 1988, and should have won the Belmont to nail the Triple Crown. Only a questionable — and that’s putting it nicely — ride by Kent Desormeaux prevented it from happening . . .

So tell me, Norv Turner, any plans to work on defending kickoff returns this week? . . .

It is difficult to watch the Padres grovel for runs at this point, after a season when they played so well and so far over their heads. Their lineup, like that of the Angels, just doesn’t seem to have enough hits in it . . .

The Chiefs seem like a fluke at 3-0 until you look a bit closer at their defense. After three games, it is starting to appear legitimate . . .

We always knew Michael Vick, with his freaky athletic talent, could run. But when did he start having the patience to stay in the pocket and throw like that? . . .

You’ll be sure and wake me when the McCourt trial is over, right? . . .

Nothing Allen Bradford did at Washington State makes me think he shouldn’t be USC’s starting tailback for the big games that are coming . . .

Don’t spread this around, but the New England Patriots’ once vaunted defense appears to be in serious trouble . . .

I don’t blame the Tampa Bay Rays for being upset by the lack of crowds to watch their quality team. Baseball in Florida has become one big joke . . .

Give me an R, Give me a Y, give me a . . .Oh, I’m sorry. I’m just trying to get revved up for the always exciting Ryder Cup . . .

— STEVE BISHEFF

Advertisements

6 Responses to “It’s All Opinions Day”

  1. I thought the Scott Kazmir trade was good at the time. They probably thought reuniting him with Butcher would be the key to turn him around. I still hope he does……And I am the same guy who keeps hoping Brandon Wood will finally be the next Angel Star like Troy Glaus was instead of another Dallas MacPhearson!

  2. Thank you, Steve. Once again you and I agree totally.
    I do remember George Blanda very well. In fact, his brother, Pete, lived in my hometown and was good friends with my dad. It is very sad that he has left us. Pete is also not with us.

  3. Great post, really enjoyed the read. I think that one of the biggest stories of the season should be Ichiro’s 10th straight 200 hit season, alas it will not be because he plays on the lowly members. Nonetheless, it is a remarkable feat. It is evident that Ichiro will always be in the discussion for best hitter of all-time, but where he ranks is always going to be up for debate I think. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I really wanna hear what you think. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/greatest-hitter-ever/

  4. Kazmir’s contract is only guaranteed for ’11, 2012 is a club option. His buyout is about 3 mil. Yah, the trade turned out badly… But if Kaz struggles next again next year, the Halos can cut their losses for much less then 28 mil.

  5. Steve–Would you agree that Ichiro deserves to be in the Hall of Fame? Sure looks like it to me. 10 straight years of 200 plus hits. Because of his early years in Japan, he might not make the magic numbers it seems to require that a player make before he is in. But, if you go strictly by the numbers, Koufax would not be in and he was certainly a dominant player. One thing about George Blanda that seems to have escaped most. He was a very good place kicker. The death pf a top flight thoroughbred like Real Quiet is sad. In addition to his racing accomplishments, he was the sire of Midnight Lute, a two-time winner of the Breeder’s Cup sprint.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: