Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves


 

Rants: Tom Brady…got what he deserved and just like he wanted the air taken out of the football, Goodell took some air out of his playing time (4Games) which I am sure it will get reduced to 2 games before all is said and done. The Patriots got hit with the loss of two draft picks so you have to wonder was it really worth it?

Rants: New York Mets…the good start has given way to the struggles of the past…great pitching , not enough hitting. Duda is back to bad habits of taking too many when he should see the ball, hit the ball. Ok Sandy gotta make a bigtime trade for a bat.

Rants: Roger Goodell… Ok I get that he gets to hand out the punishment to the Patriots and Tom Brady but if a report is true he gets to hear Brady’s appeal too? Now it’s starting to sound like a stacked deck. And I’m not a Patriots fans but something is not right here.

Raves: New York Rangers… any series with the Rangers doesn’t start getting good until they are down 3 games to 1. In fact the NHL should tell the Rangers at the start of the Tampa Bay series ” You’re down 3 games to 1″ and then watch the Rangers comeback from a 3 -1 series disadvantage and win the series. Last years they were down 3-1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins the won the next 3 games. This years the did the same against the Washington Capitals in fact the Capitals were a minute away from sending the Rangers home and then the Rangers won game 5 …then game 6…then game 7( which they never lose at home) I am not a Hockey fan but… they sure make it compelling to watch.

Raves: Houston Astros…Hey I thought these guys were supposed to stink? So guess who has a 4.5 game league in the American League West? Yeah the Astros wow. Can they hold up over a long season? we will find out but in the meantime they are interesting to watch.

Raves:Atlanta Hawks center Al Holford… The Hawks center swooped in to snatch an offensive rebound and dropped in a shot from right under the basket with 1.9 seconds remaining, giving top-seeded Atlanta an 82-81 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

”I wasn’t supposed to be involved in the play at all,” Horford said. ”When I saw the ball go up, I just ran in there.” This is a series that beats watching if Wall is healthy it can be a lot of fun if the Wizards get to the next round.

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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