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Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

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Rants: Rick Pitino…has had a rough week with allegations that one of his former staffers paid strippers to dance for and have sex with players and recruits.While there has not been anything yet to show that Pitino himself knew about the paid strippers and sex with the players, it’s hard to imagine that some how someway word didn’t reach the coach , after all he is the head coach and recruited many of the players himself so he has to know what is going on with his team, there is a lot of talk that says he may not survive this if the allegations are true and even more if he knew about it. Pitino made this statement:

“First, above all, I’m sorry we all have to endure the pain of these allegations,” Pitino wrote. “I so appreciate your support and friendships.

“I will not resign and let you down. Someday I will walk away in celebration of many memorable years but that time is not now. I do not fight these accusations by others but rather turn the other cheek. Couldn’t do it at 33, but at 63 it’s the wise thing to do. Let’s let the investigators do their job and we will play basketball.”…we shall see what becomes of this scandal.

Rants:Don Mattingly(Getty Images)Just getting into the playoffs and winning the division 3 straight years, aren’t enough.  Having Clayton Kershaw and Zach Grienke in your rotation and you don’t win?  Not acceptable. This is the most expensive team in the baseball, a $300 million would-be juggernaut to which anything less than the World Series is a failure.It fell at the feet of the manager …So Donnie Baseball will take his act else where (Miami Marlins maybe?)

Rants:ESPN ESPN wordmark.svg 300 employees are said to be losing their jobs which is going to cause quite a stir in Bristol. Many of them either live there or close by and many have spent quite a number of years working there and you wonder if any big names will be let go as well. I would hate to see anyone lose their job but especially those who don’t have big names or big jobs there who live pay check to pay check.

Raves: Daniel MurphyHe has turned the postseason into his personal showcase. 6 home runs 9 runs batted in and a 529 Batting Average. His 6 home runs was almost half of the 14 he hit during the regular season. Who saw this coming? No one!

Raves: New York Mets MLB: NLCS-New York Mets at Chicago Cubs Congratulations to the New York Mets the National League Champions …who would have thought that would have happened ? They Beat the Dodgers and Cubs to get to the world series for the first time since 2000.Can they complete the crazy postseason and win the world series ? Why Not?

Raves:Cincinnati Bengalsdon’t look now but the Bengals are 6-0 the AFC North and Andy Dalton is playing out of his mind, can they keep it up and make the playoffs and then make noise in the playoffs? We shall see.


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