JOEY BOSA

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BOSA IS HOLDING OUT over terms that make no difference, unless he’s a complete bust — so why is he holding out? I think two reasons. His agent wants more of the bonus money now because he wants to be the biggest dick in the room, and he might have an investment that he needs the money for. The offset language (which will only have any effect if Bosa turns into Ryan Leaf) is the real puzzler. If Bosa can’t make the Charger roster in year 4 and signs with another team without the offset language he can double dip – get paid by the Chargers and the next team. He is in essence admitting that there’s a chance he’s over-rated over-drafted and might tank… so Joey…why the lack of confidence?

CHRIS SALE… 4 SALE

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CHRIS SALE is one of the best pitchers in Baseball and he seems to be one of the most arrogant jerks as well. He cut up all the throwback jersey because they felt “uncomfortable”. 5 days suspension. He’s back and likely on the trade block.

Collaterally, the jerseys he cut up are hideous. They should be permanently retired to the garbage bin.

(Appeared in SI Online and in LANG newspapers)

Stroking Neuheisel

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Rick Neuheisel put his cleats in his mouth recently by suggesting that UCLA should consider leaving the Pac-12 and join the Big 12. He suggested that that would fry the guys at USC. Dumb statement that was widely mocked. I joined in. Trojans jumped all over it on USC blogs. They love me right now. Wait until I post a negative cartoon then it will be back to hating me.

The funny thing – UCLA is supposed to be really good this year, so Rick’s timing sucked. Maybe it will motivate the Bruins to beat the cross-town rivals.

CHRIS SALE…big baby

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White Sox pitcher Chris Sale apparently doesn’t have an off-switch or adult self control. This past Saturday, Sale was scheduled to start. The White Sox had a “Throwback” Day, at which players had to wear uniforms from the 1980’s. Sale didn’t like the uniform so he did what any 2 year old would do… he threw a fit, and cut up his uniform with scissors. Then he voiced his displeasure at a team official, in the form a yelling at the official. To be clear, the uniforms Sale refused to wear are hideous. The Sox should retire, permanently the jerseys in question but that’s not the point. Sale acted like a Brat, who needs a time-out.

He got what he wanted. Sorta. His petulance cost him a five day suspension, and all of  Baseball commentators calling him a big baby. I suspect Sale is like many really good athletes who have been handed everything in life. They treat the world as annoyances just occupying their space, and if the athlete doesn’t like something, they lash out. Sale needs to grow up. Maybe getting his pay docked and suspended for 5 games will do it. Maybe not.

JIM HARBAUGH gettin’ down with his boys…

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Harbaugh would do anything to get his mug on the tube, and a recruit in the fold. He’s been known to climb trees, sleep-over at a recruit’s house, or do camps in the middle of Alabama (I think part of it was to piss Nick Saban off).  He was recently in a Hip-Hop video – all he did was scream at the camera but I think he’s got the Rap/Hip Hop bug now… next a full-on Rap video. “Yo Dawgs… yo”

THE JOHNNY TRAIN

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JOHNNY MANZIEL is a living train-wreck. It’s a shame but his path is set. Manziel will never return to Professional Football. He’ll burn through his guaranteed money and in 5 years he’ll end up the subject a postmortem story in Sports Illustrated: “The Tragic End of Johnny Football”. Dude’s a wreck. Drugs, Alcohol and Gravity will do the rest.

JOE PATERNO – Enabler

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THE JOE PATERNO Bronze was uprooted and removed at Penn State because it appeared that Paterno ignored evidence that Sandusky was abusing children. We’ve learned recently that Paterno was, apparently, told that Sandusky was abusing children. He heard it, and willfully ignored the abuse. If true, Penn State should remove all mention of that man’s legacy.

For the [many] KoolAide drinkers who still think the sun rose when JoePa got out of bed, I have a suggestion (see above).

KEVN DURANT has moved on…

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KEVIN DURANT has left OKC. It was a quick exit – leaving on a holiday with little for OKC to do but close the door and move on. The Warriors have built a super team and barring injury Golden State should challenge 2016’s 73 wins and anything less than a NBA Championship will be a massive disappointment. Poor OKC. Faithful to the end but still left at the doorway.

THE PARTY’S OVER…and the Hangover starts

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The Lakers overpaid on two aging post-up guys to multi-year deals, and now they are stuck being middle of the pack to lottery for the foreseeable future. Stars like Durant won’t even give the Lakers a call-back, and why is that? It’s management and it’s insistence on living in the past and living off of the Banners hanging in Staples Center. Under Jim Buss’ ownership the Lakers have gone from World Champions to League jokes. The Clippers were one of the worst franchises in the league. The Clips were sold and suddenly Stars like Durant are interested in playing in LA. Why is that?

Lakers – what are you, on dope?