So here we are, 3 weeks out from yet another NFL Season. Two weeks to College Football. the pennant races are heating up in MLB. NBA and NHL about to start training camps, and the 2016 Summer games have officially come and gone. So much to discuss, so much to comment on, yet it seems we have been here before. Every August for me brings new feelings of hope, excitement, and dreams of another NFL season to look forward to. Can the Browns win? Can the Bucs get out of their own way? the answer to both questions, of course, before the first down is played is no. I don’t believe in being hopeful, because as my friend Robert Arnold always says, expect disappointment and then you wont be disappointed when they suck.
Here’s the deal… The Cleveland Browns are not going to win a championship this year, and neither are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That’s not a bold statement, that’s reality. This has been my reality for the last 14 years (my god has it been that long) and I don’t see any change coming this year. The Browns actually may have a decent offense this year, but because of their defense they will los games, because if you cant stop anyone, the best offense in the world wont help you. A fact that my Cowboy fans can relate to looking back at last season’s performance. With all of that being said, I will focus on Fantasy Football this year, since I am in two paid leagues and can really earn some decent cash, but then again,I am usually not the league winner, but this year can be different. I have more faith in my ability in fantasy than I do in my two favorite teams.
As for Baseball, well that’s a different story. The Indians lead the AL Central, have the best record in the AL and are poised to make a run to the World Series. the problem there is should they make it to the Series, they could very well have the Cubs waiting on them, and that again poses some challenges. If that scenario does come to fruition, I will root for the Tribe, but I also will be thinking of my Paternal Grandmother who was a life long Cubs fan. she rooted for the Cubs the latter part of her life thanks to WGN and cable. Still, I will root for the tribe until the last out, and should they not make the Series… Go Cubs!!
The Olympics wrapped up over the weekend and the train wreck I expected to happens did not occur. It was a great two weeks and my most endearing memory will be of Michael Phelps and his performance at 31 years old, Katie Ledecky smashing her own World Record and taking home 4 gold medals. Simone Biles also taking home 4 Gold Medals in gymnastics in the all around competition. Who could forget Usain Bolt, taking 3 more gold’s for the third straight Olympics. there were events to forget (see Ryan Lochte) but for the most part, Rio did a good job, and it was an excellent Olympic Games.
That’s all the thoughts I have right now.. More later… as the motivation hits me..