Good morning sports fans, well here I am over a month later, and still no release. Thing is, I have had some health issues and am working on getting them corrected and have been unable to focus or spend time on the release, or on this site for that matter, combine that with a work schedule that for some reason has dug into my time here more than I realized, and you get an unproductive Sports Nerd. So lets just move forward, shall we, and not make promises that I can’t guarantee, or talk shit about how I am going to finally get off my ass. Lets just discuss something I am good at already and that is sports. Plus since my show is tonight, maybe doing a blog post will remind people that I actually do have a weekly show where I and a few of my friends talk about sports, pop culture, music, movies, and whatever the hell happens to pop into our heads.
First of all, the NCAA and NFL football seasons are getting closer, and that for me will be a welcome site indeed. It’s been a long offseason and I am ready to watch some football. I don’t have much hope for either the Bucs or the Browns, but even still, I cant wait for it. Training camps opened this week and teams are starting to gear up for the season. if the offseason appears long, the preseason games will seem even longer for me. Baseball is in midseason form, and once again, Tampa and Cleveland have no hope of making the postseason, even though there is two months left. The trade deadline is coming up and I am afraid that both the Rays and the Indians will be sellers instead of buyers. The Indians have a top notch pitching staff, but they don’t get any run support and that is the story of the Tribe’s season thus far. The Rays are not the same without Joe Madden, and to my favorite Cubs fan, Scooter Cullen, enjoy Mr. Madden, cause if anyone can get you to the promised land, it will be him.
Moving on to NASCAR the drivers are in Indianapolis this weekend, and all I have to say about that is a big fat… meh… *YAWN*.. NASCAR pumps this race up to close to Daytona levels each year, and for the life of me I have no idea why they do that. the racing at Indy is boring, its numbing, and there is hardly ever any excitement. the leads during the race are sometimes longer than 2 or 3 seconds, and in my mind they have no business racing there at all. I would rather watch paint dry than watch this race, but since it is really the only thing on TV today, (The Canadian Open?) I may tune in for a little while just to see if they can prove me wrong, but I doubt it.
Going back a month or so, I want to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning for an exciting season. it has made the layoff during the NFL offseason a bit better to bear. despite their loss in the finals, I love hockey and the Bolts will be perennial contenders for years to come, due to the youth of their roster. Exciting times for sure in Tampa, and it has nothing to do with the football team. Also, I didn’t watch much, but the Cavs made it to the finals for the first time since LeBron left, and yeah you guessed it, Cleveland was denied once again. I truly believe that town is cursed and we wont see a championship for that city for a while. Even if the Cavs do win the finals, I don’t count it as a real championship, simply because I hate the NBA (Yes I am an NBA Hater!!!!) and I wont be happy for Cleveland until either the Indians or the Browns win a championship. Guess I’ll be waiting for a while for that. Hell, I may be dead before that happens, so, I am not holding my breath.
Golf has been an exciting distraction, between the US Open and the British Open, both of which had very different moments of controversy and drama. First at the US Open at Chambers Bay, golfers and fans were critical of the condition of the greens at Chambers Bay, and I for one wanted to know if they were putting on grass or on broccoli. my goodness those greens were horrible. But Spieth took control and lit up the field. winning his second major in a row, setting his sights on St Andrews and history. No one had won the first three legs of the Golf Grand Slam Since Ben Hogan in 1953, so the hype leading up the Open championship was glorious. Unfortunately for him, the golf gods were not shining their light on him, and Zach Johnson came away with the victory on a Monday finish. The first time that has happened since 1988 and the second time ever. Saturdays third round was delayed due to high winds, and the players were only able to get the second round in before dark, despite dark in Scotland not usually happening til nearly 10pm local time. I missed the final round due to having to work, but it was good to see Zach win it. Been a fan of him ever since he won the Masters, and since he is not one of the big hitters on tour, it shows that having a big drive isnt everything. you have to be able to play the game in all facets, and kudos to Zach for that.
Well I hope this Sports Sunday finds you all well. My health issues are what they are, and I wont know more until the first week of August when I get my blood work results back and the Dr. tells me what I am dying of..lol (that’s a JOKE). Seriously I am sure it is something minor and that can be fixed with a few changes on my end, but we’ll see. Thanks for reading and remember, I will be on –air with Brian “Scooter” Cullen and Robert Arnold tonight beginning at around 7pm, and if you need the link, look at the top of this page, and find the link marked “The Sports Nerd Show” that is where I will be broadcasting. I hope you will attend….
Scott Wright “The Sports Nerd”