As most of you know I'm a lifelong Yankees fans and while I can stomach missing the playoffs, the way this team has quit amazes me. We got the $30 million man (Rodriguez) laying an egg anytime there's an important at bat, Jeter hitting into 2 million double plays, Abreu's phobia of walls, and the overall unclutchiness of the entire team. Did I mention the starting rotation pretty much sucks and the bullpen is hit or miss? You'd think $200 million would buy a team that makes the effort. Earlier in the year I wished the Yankees starting OF was as good as the Pirates (before they dumped their entire team... again). They'll be lucky to finish 3rd.
Griping about CMG
I'm all for ripping into him during the season, but ripping on him before the season is a bit much. Listen. I'm not a big fan of his coaching style (some would argue there isn't a style) and while I'm not optimistic about this season I'll wait until we lose some games we have no business losing. I know we've read this story before and it mostly ends up disappointing, but I ask to wait until we play our first game.
The ACC and Big East in football
The ACC and Big East are putrid... so bad that C-USA and the MWC should take their B(C)S slots. I say that the ACC and Big East champs would finish about 6th in the SEC or Big 12.
Both conference made mistakes when they expanded. In an effort to rival the SEC in football, the ACC diluted their basketball prowess and somehow weakened their already weak football status. Miami hasn't been good (they're on the rise though) and while Va Tech has done well, they're still a notch below what they used to be in the Big East. Big East football is a joke... and losing Va Tech, Miami, and BC solidified that. Seriously, when your dominant team is West Virginia your conference has problems. I despise the 16 team Big East basketball conference, but I'll rant on that right before basketball season.