TGR on Facebook
TGR on Twitter
TGR Feed
Dec 14

Rumblins With Ralph

Posted by: Ralph Lee | Leave a Comment (14)
Category: Random Notes

-  Albert Pujos to the Angels was not necessarily about the money (although 10 yrs, $254 million is not “chump change”) as much as it was about the Cardinals not showing a lot of initiative to re-sign him. The fans in St. Louis are upset and rightfully so but they can’t or shouldn’t be upset with the player in this instance. This is more about management maybe being a little hesitant to give a great player a contract that would take him into his early 40s when they were probably eyeing maybe something around a 5 year offer. So with the defending champion Cardinals now without its two faces of the team (Pujos and Tony LaRussa), you have to wonder where the organization goes from here. As for the Angels, the sky is the limit provided Albert stays healthy and can continue to produce for them the way he did for St. Louis.

-  The brawl this weekend between the Xavier Musketeers and the Cincinnati Bearcats was one of the ugliest in recent years for College Basketball and certainly it could have been a lot worse. Obviously with both of the teams in Ohio and not very far apart, the animosity in this rivalry has picked up over the last couple of years. But what occurred Saturday was just inexcusable and it shows the immaturity of the Bearcat squad. Even when Bob Huggins was the coach, it was know that the Bearcats were a very physical team that had players that actually looked as though they belonged on the “gridiron” rather than the “hardwood”. Who can ever forget the incident when form Bearcat hoopster, Art Long was arrested downtown Cincinnati (outside of a club) for punching a police horse…..yes I said a police horse. But the rivalry has spilled over to “Twitter” where UC players have allegedly being tweeting that the Xavier players were not good, specifically Xavier guard Tu Holloway and that if he was at UC, he wouldn’t even make the squad. Well I am not sure that is a true statement but then Holloway’s assessment of the incident in the post-game conference was not much better when he proclaimed “…..we have gangsters in our locker-room…..”! At this point, I am not sure that the six-game suspension handed down to UC PF, Yancy Gates was enough as he was the most serious offender in the brawl, as he literally knocked-out Musketeer big man, Kenny Freese with a stingy right hand. But I do know that as the Bearcats head into Big East play at the end of this month; this may not be the only on-court incident so coach Mick Cronin would be best served to get this under control now.

- The craze and the criticism that surrounds the new phrase: “We Got Tebowed” has merit no matter which side you are own. Tebow has helped elevate the Denver Broncos from a season to be lost to now possibly AFC West Champions and a play-off berth. Tebow is simply just a “winner” and always has been. He is not a prototypical QB and by no means will he ever be but he is a believer and a winner. The majority of the Bronco faithful are all in with the Tebow craze but they shouldn’t be completely secure for the future of the franchise unless a few things happen. #1 is that the Broncos need to make sure they give him a great QB coach that can continue to help him try and improve as much as possible. #2, the Broncos need to start to improve on the offensive line and add more talent (at the skilled positions) around him, particularly in the area of wide receiver. But for all it is worth, you have a guy just living out his dream of playing QB in the NFL and he is enjoying every bit of it.

- David Stern’s veto of the trade that would have sent Chris to the Los Angeles Lakers upset a whole lot of people but in reality, Stern was looking out for the NBA owned Hornets. Without Paul, and now with David West a pick-up the Indiana Pacers, who would have been even tougher to find an interested buyer for a Hornets franchise with no “name” player on its roster. The fact is simple, while “small market” teams are already behind the “big market” franchises in terms of money and fan support, the one thing small market teams hang their hat on is having a at least one star player to lure fans in. If Paul is in fact moved at some point, the Hornets will definitely need to recoup some young, serviceable talent in return as well as a stockpile of draft picks.

- Robert Griffith III was the correct pick for the Heisman based on the voters but he may have not been the popular pick by the people. Andrew Luck would have been just as deserving but it is hard to argue with what RGIII did against good competition. He opened the season with a bang when Baylor beat TCU. He was able to continue his play against the rest of the non-conference slate on into the Big 12 season. But what he did to Oklahoma (of course the Baylor’ “D” had a hand in it too) and Texas, both games toward the end of the season put him on the mind of a lot of voters as opposed to Luck. In fact, with Baylor playing the last weekend of the regular season and Stanford and Luck being off probably was just as key as anything. RGIII had the stage all to himself to make his bid for the Heisman. Now the talk that he could rival Luck for the #1 overall spot or at least the overall #1 QB taken in the 2012 NFL Draft is foolishness. While Griffith is definitely worthy of being one of the Top 5 QBS taken is one thing but Luck is NFL ready now in terms of almost every aspect of the game. In fact, the Indianapolis Colts may be so fortunate as to be able to draft Luck and still have Peyton Manning around for 1 or 2 more years. The Colts nor any other franchise looking to pick a QB in the draft should not be fooled into putting Griffith ahead of Luck. In fact, Griffith’s talents may best fit with a team like Kansas City Chiefs, the Seattle Seahawks or the Miami Dolphins. The Colts and the Washington Redskins would both be disastrous fits for RGIII if he was chosen either of those teams.

аренда автомобиля said on 03/22/2012 9:53 PM

аренда автомобиля…

[...]Rumblins With Ralph « Tailgate Review – TGR – Kentucky Sports + Athletics, Tailgating and Life In the Bluegrass[...]…

wireless home theater system said on 03/24/2012 8:11 AM

wireless home theater system…

[...]Rumblins With Ralph « Tailgate Review – TGR – Kentucky Sports + Athletics, Tailgating and Life In the Bluegrass[...]…

drafting compasses,drawing compasses,engneering drawing instrument, instrument drawing instrument of drawing circles,pair of compasses,pair of compasses vector, pencil compasses said on 11/7/2013 7:50 AM

I was suggested this blog via my cousin. I am not certain whether this put up is written by way of him as no one else know such targeted about my trouble. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

nike jordans mid 60s music said on 04/16/2014 4:49 AM

nike jordans mid 60s music…

Forster did several real nonsense videos over the last few years for example D war together with the in earlier times re-evaluated suitable here upturn: blood finder. your ex boyfriend at times cooked numerous wedding hearings on a variety of the telev…

cheap jordans free shipping said on 06/23/2014 11:37 PM

An modified records through small talk ‘s coming. start looking, for this reason a version of those THINGS during which proceeding mail out several associated with those because they KNOW 1% as a minimum could switch backside. once he got back downstairs, factory workers felt at the threshold.. the lady publishes for a variety of on the internet picture headquartered guides and passionately encourages an data method to cutting edge of using health insurance and activism. freeway ramp metering lighting is the best symptom along with urbanization.

ray ban rb4147 said on 06/24/2014 9:12 AM

Another excellent choice from the holiday guide to Kate Spade giftware is the Belle Boulevard Cylinder Vase. This is the perfect vase to display your favorite fresh cut flowers. The Belle Boulevard Cylinder Vase from Kate Spade measures 10″ high is made from lead crystal and is beautifully adorned with a circular etching of fine ribbon that evolves into a soft elegant bow. This is such a tasteful and elegant gift it is certain to be a success. View profile

Anonymous said on 06/25/2014 8:31 AM

Chloe said on 06/30/2014 5:04 AM

Grand article , exp

Turn 25$ into Millions said on 07/2/2014 1:32 AM

Rumblins With Ralph

toms outlet said on 07/2/2014 4:30 AM

San Joaquin, Middle Fork :: Mammoth Lakes, CATwo pêche de truites sauvages, séparées par la vente et prendre les eaux autour Postpile du Diable. Californie porte sa géologie sur sa manche. Si vous ne les acceptez pas, jetez un oeil à Yosemite ou vers le sud et un peu à l’ouest, Postpile du Diable. Cette textboo

timberland for kids said on 07/5/2014 11:41 PM

Repos Gamme printemps Widlerness Trails :: Shoshone, CAResting Gamme printemps est une région montagneuse de bloc faillé située près de la frontière du Nevada en Californie juste à l’est de Death Valley National Park. Bandes colorées de roche volcanique, y compris les roses, rouges, verts, et se bronze, fixées entre sommets escarpés et de profonds canyons con

Gazonew said on 07/8/2014 10:21 PM

Howdy! This blog post could not be written any better! Going through this article reminds me of
my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this.
I am going to send this information to him.
Fairly certain he will have a good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

Custom Boston Red Sox Jersey Customized Grey Road Cool Base Youth MLB Jerseys,Custom MLB Jerseys said on 07/19/2014 5:47 PM

nfls was extremely simple previously, but now it’s impossible

Custom Nike New Orleans Saints Jersey Customized Limited Black Impact Men NFL Jerseys,Custom Nike NFL Jerseys said on 07/19/2014 5:47 PM

Whatever the experts are not stating on the subject off nfl in a manner that this is affecting you.

Leave a Comment