We have reached that point in the sports year that I refer to as “no-man’s-land.” Baseball is the only sport left worth watching. Soccer doesn’t count. Basketball is done (and what a magnificent finals we had this year!). Football is in optional workouts. Even college sports are done. 

The question is, what is a sports fan to do? Well, this year we are in luck. With the olympics coming up and with the parity shown so far in baseball, we may be in for an exciting sports summer.

The Yankees are hovering dangerously close to the bottom of their division, and certain young teams (read: the Rays and the Rangers) are not as bad as expected. They are at the point where the construction guys in Major League would say “These guys ain’t so @#%^ing bad.” (By the way, one of my favorite scenes in any movie, with the team on the rise, it shows all the naysayers starting to come around, thus reinforcing to the audience the team’s improvement)

America’s Olympic basketball team is about to start full-fledged practices. I believe that this is the best team the USA has had since the ’92 Dream Team. As weighty as that statement is, I believe it. Lebron, Melo, Kobe, Kidd….this team is going to dominate. One thing that the Americans have lacked in the past is a great low post presence, and with Dwight Howard, they more than make up for it. What will other countries do with a 7-foot-1 guy with a 40-inch vertical? 

As you can tell, I am really excited about this summer. Do not worry about what you are going to watch, sports fans, just sit back and relax. It is going to be a summer to remember.


The Red Sox won the World Series by the way. I don’t know if that was made obvious to you yet as I am sure it will be in the next week, month, decade. We will not stop hearing about this victory for the next 1000 years. Red Sox Nation won’t let us.

At some point someone needs to point out to National League owners that to beat teams like the Yanks or the Sox, you have to spend like them. I know that the Cardinals won it last year and that the Marlins and Diamondbacks have won the Series in the past ten years, but, to be honest, those were wins that arose because the Red Sox or Yankees failed to produce. If those two teams come to play, there is no team that can beat them.

National League pitching and National League hitting were on full display as the Rockies were no match for the Red Sox juggernaut. Sure, they won 21 of 22 and had arguably the best hitting and pitching in the NL, but they couldn’t cut the mustard when it counted. The Sox wiped the floor with the Rocks and didn’t even break a sweat.

Two blowouts and two one-run games. The Red Sox showed they could win baseball games by any means necessary this World Series. Hats off to them, now lets hope the Pats don’t win the Super Bowl and that the Celtics are out in the first round, because if not, the smug cheers from Beantown will be heard all over the country. That tool at your office in Dallas that wears a Red Sox hat will not be able to shut up now. Thanks a lot Rockies for ruining the fun of watching Red Sox fans disappear all over America.