Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Career That Never Will Be!

It was announced last night that Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden's season was over before it started as he will be having the dreaded microfracture surgery on his left knee. Oden had the same surgery on his right knee in 2007, so in the span of 3 years he will have had the same surgery on both knees. Oden was once lauded as a franchise saving player and was the Number 1 pick in the draft ahead of Kevin Durant, but with with all the injuries it's doubtful that he'll ever be what he could've been. He will likely now become a serviceable center and a role player, which may be difficult for him to accept, but that seems to be his new reality.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Everybody Loves Mike Vick!

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick put on a captivating show while leading the Eagles past the Washington Redskins last night in what can conservatively be considered a drubbing. Vick's statistics don't matter, because simply he was breathtaking in his passes and when he took off to run against the defenseless Redskins.

It's interesting now that Vick has regained his athletic prowess, everybody loves him again. I hope that Vick remains as humble as he has been since being released from prison. People will again begin coming out of the woodwork to soak up everything Vick, but he should remember when he was down who was in his corner.

Monday, November 15, 2010

No More Moss!

I guess we can stick a fork in the career of Randy Moss. Moss' NFL career will not be ending, but his days as a top tier talent appear to be over. Moss played for his third NFL team this season yesterday in the Tennessee Titans, and only had one catch. He's in the last year of his contract and was counting on one more big payday, which probably will not be coming. Moss appears to still have the talent to be a top level wide receiver, but the desire just may not be there, except to collect his money. His numbers alone dictate that he's a Hall of Famer, but a first ballot Hall of Famer may not be in the cards.