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Some thoughts on Ichiro

Ichiro asked to be traded after our worthless, marketing driven, ignorant, clueless owners attempted to sign him to an extension.

Ichiro is 38 years old.

People who claim the “mean Seattle media, and fans” ran Ichiro out of town can fuck right the fuck off. Only in this pansy city are your feelings more important than winning, running a business and progressing as a team.

You can still be proud to call Ichiro a Mariner and be happy to see him move on at the same time.

Howard and Chuck have said otherwise but I’m convinced this team will be sold in the next two years.

Stop trying to overreact to everything that happens. Just sit back and enjoy the homestead vs the Yankees and remember the 2001 season for what it was. Our last winning team.

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Get To Know An Author

I figure I should put more personality into this after the break I took to start my family.  Here’s some random facts about me.  Some are more popular than others.

1)  I don’t like your kid.  I love my kid.  I love my friends’ kids.  I just don’t care for yours.

2)  I’m not a republican or a democrat. I’m pro progress and anti soccer mom.

3)  I am for the new Seattle sports arena.  I can’t find a single tangible reason why anyone would be against it.  I would have cancelled my subscription to the Seattle Times for their stance against it… If I hadn’t already.

4)  My fellow contributors will probably disagree with this but I’m anti union. 

5)  I don’t give a crap about your religion and don’t ask me about mine.  Cool?

6)  107.7 (Local Seattle radio station) needs to quit playing Nirvana and Pearl Jam.  It’s 2012.  I love those bands as much as the next Seattleite but lets move forward. 

7)  The less time you spend in front of the TV the happier you will be.

Mariner’s Hot Stove

Sources report Michael Pineda is being shipped off to the Yankees for Jesus Montero. Am I missing something? Couldn’t we have gotten him instead of Justin Smoak when we traded Cliff Lee?

I really hope Smoak pans out…

Roger Goddell Must Be Stopped

The “Ginger Hammer” is officially out of control. He should be thrown out on the street for his piss poor management of the NFL.

NFL does not stand for National Flag-Football League.

My fake lawyer wants me to start this by saying I do not want players to get hurt. Except Ben Roethlisberger, Phillip Rivers, Mike Vick… (ok I’m kind of a prick now that I think about it)  The point is, I grew up knowing that YOU NEVER GO OVER THE MIDDLE unless you wanted to get hit. Hard.

Roger has changed the rules to protect the quarterback and receivers so much that the ref’s are forced to throw a flag on every collision. Legal or not. There is no way a ref, in real time, can decide if a player led with his helmet on a hit. On top of this; a person’s reaction when they know a hit is coming, is to lower their head and brace for impact. So unless defensive backs start aiming for the receiver’s nuts, you are going to see helmet to helmet contact in football. It’s unavoidable.

Now a scenario for you to ponder:

You are a backup safety in the NATIONAL FOOTBAL LEAGUE! (TM Ron Jawarski) A wide recierver is coming over the middle as the ball is in flight. You have two choices:

A: Blow the receiver up.

Consequences: Get a 15 yard penalty and a fine between 10 and 50K which is basically a game check. Then maybe a game suspension if you’re a repeat offender.

B: Let the guy make the catch and then tackle him.

Consequences: Congratulations, you just got cut.  The next guy in line would have made the hit. You now get the privilege of selling insurance for a fraction of what you were making in the league.

Fines are obviously determined by a spinning wheel of death, or dart board, or something…

Another issue I have is the lack of logic in assessing fines. A player for the Bears got fined 10 grand for wearing orange shoes in a game.  He was also sent a letter saying he would be suspended if he continues to wear them.

Another player on the Eagles was fined $7,500 for ENDING OUR FRANCHISE LEFT TACKLE with a cheap shot outside the play.  Oh and NO SUSPENSION.

You will also be suspended longer for testing positive for a dietary supplement than stomping on another player’s arm on national TV, on Thanksgiving, with my grandmother watching.

He’s Spamming me!

Roger also got my email address last year when I ordered my Packers Super Bowl Champion T-Shirt (Oh yes I did!).  So he decided to spam the hell out of me to tell me how great the league is and to buy more shit. Thanks Rog, I couldn’t unsubscribe fast enough. Just because the subject says “Message from Roger Goddell” doesn’t mean I’m going to read it.  Asshat.

The TV situation is asinine.

The NFL needs to address their TV mess. NFL Network is not available to people who subscribe to Time Warner or other cable providers.  It’s available to the rest of us, but requires a premium cable package. The cable company does this because the NFL is charging them more to carry the channel. They are just passing along the cost.

Then, you have to pay even more for the Red Zone Channel. Both channels should be on extended basic for free. There’s no excuse for this. ESPN, as I have bitched before, needs more competition. Increase advertising or something if you have to. I’m not watching another Jets / Bills game again.

Then you have Sunday Ticket which is only available on Direct TV. Many people can’t get direct TV because of the limited access to satellite dishes. Sunday Ticket should be an expensive adder, but at least offered to anyone who has cable or satellite service. Roger wont fix this because he’s too busy counting his money.