Finally time to Post
I finally have a little time to post. Winter break has been busy, as I have been substitute teaching in Ludlow. Many things have happened since the last time I posted 10 days ago. My picks for the first week were pretty good at 3-1. This last week I did not get a chance to post my picks but I went 3-1 again. I really thought the Patriots were going to lose. I thought that it was Peyton's year, and no matter what the Pats defense tried, I thought that the Colts would find a way to win. I could not have been more wrong. The Pats D manhandled the Colts, and the Patriots had the ball for so long with those long drives. It was pathetic. I think the Pats had 3 drives of 14 plays or more. That is just unheard of, and that along with their D is the reason why they won the game.
The Sox have just reached agreements with Mark Bellhorn and Bronson Arroyo. I do not have a link to the story but Arroyo's contract this season is for 1.85 million, while Bellhorn is due to make 2.75 million. Arroyo at this money is still a steal. After all, he almost ended up in the top 10 in ERA in the AL. Bellhorn is getting more here than I thought he would. I thought he would get about 2 million. As long as he repeats the year he had last year, I have no problem with him getting the 2.75 million.
The Celtics are tied for first place at 17-20. That is the most pathetic thing I have ever heard of! It is almost the All Star Break, and a team should not be leading their division with 17 wins. That conference is horrible. The Celtics will make the playoffs this year just because the East is so bad, but expect another early exit from them, just like last year when they got swept in 4 games by the Pacers. I think the Eastern conference in the NBA is worse than the NFC in football. Yes, I know that the NFC had two teams make the playoffs at 8-8, and both of those teams (Rams and Vikings) proved how good they really were this weekend getting killed by the Eagles and the Falcons. The Eastern conference in the NBA only has 6 teams with winning records and besides the Heat, nobody really stands out. The Cavs, Pistons, and Wizards all have 22 wins, behind the Heat who have 28. I cannot believe I am saying this, but the Wizards lost their first game of the MONTH last night. When teams like the Wiz go undefeated for more than half a month, something is wrong.
And finally I got to give some props out to my HS. The varsity boys basketball team is holding it down right now undefeated in conference play with a record of 4-0 with a big game against Pathfinder tonight. I graduated from Pioneer Valley Christian School in 2001 with 24 students. Right now the HS has about 100 students in it. All this being said, they are blowing teams out of the water winning games by 20 to 30 points each night. Check the box scores of tonight's game at masslive.com tomorrow.
Those are my random thoughts of the day, and hopefully I will be back soon to post again. With 14 hour RA training days beginning tomorrow through Sunday, that does not seem likely.