MLB The Show, noooooooooooooo, B-Jax Strikes Out Again

The Calendar turning over to March is usually such a great moment, no not because of Spring. It’s because March is MLB The Show release month. And after a year off from the yearly purchase, I will finally get back in the game.

Getting back in the game to me means starting up a franchise with my beloved and doomed Cubs. My yearly ritual of playing every inning of every game and building the club up to be champion by trading away the stars to get young talent(and Corey Patterson) will begin as soon as the game arrives on my Playstation system.

Though my plans have hit a snag already, even before the month arrives. First, Corey Patterson isnt even on the Roster( via Operation Sports).

Second, tone of the two young players I was looking forward to building my squad around has been giving the CAP treatment(No photo).

Poor Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson

Vitters is shown some Sony Love

 

For Shame Sony, B-Jax just keeps striking out.

Thanks to @PhotogDoug  from twitter for the snapshots. 

What to Watch For

  • March Madness is upon us as well
  • Oz, watch it or James Franco goes sober
  • More Gus, ewwwwwwwwww
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I’m on Vacation

Whoops? Guess I’ve neglected this, it was bound to happen eventually after 4-5 months of weekly updates. If I am to place blame on why, I’m going to quote a certain John McClane, “I’m on Vacation.”

Fear not, I haven’t lost my love for the game(and other sports) no wait, fuck it. Y’all dont need a thought out explanation. I’m lazy.

Moving On to more pressing matters

Follow the bouncing, OSCAR Winner!

In a new twist surely to confuse the lone poor soul who read this, I’m switching this up for this week, gone is the recap of the EPL and enters is a recap of the EPL and other stuff.

Manchester United vs QPR

In a match that cut down on my weekly EPL review material, The Da Silva Family reunion was marred by a Rafael golazo who desperately searched for his brother Fabio only to realize he was nowhere to be found.  The rest was a rather pedestrian match of footy that even Rex Ryan would be ashamed to upload to the internet.

A Van Persie injury that was long overdue has caused a great concern to Gus Johnson who must now prepare himself to pronounce “Chicharito,”  for the return leg at Old Trafford.

Manchester City vs Chelsea

Speaking of Gus, the fine folks over at fox soccer have made the courageous decision to trot out Gus for his premier league debut at the Ethiad. And much like Torres in front of goal he was hit or miss, with miss leading the pack.

Not to pick on Gus though, I mean he was taught by the best in Rafa who has moved on from fixing to Torres to not Fixing Gus for the American Audience.

Daytona 500

And here begins the first left turn of the blog with the introduction of the Nascar segment. The start of the nascar season signify the start of Spring which to me means the start of baseball season, so I take the left turns and the Erin Andrews in gear.

Spring Training

Nothing really much to say here other than how fucking awesome is that baseball is back?

What to Watch For

  • World Baseball Classic- Baseball starts early, yay.
  • The Goonies mass suicide watch, West Londan Darby time
  • Boobs. Always watch for Boobs

Rise and FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well it has happened, FOX has hitched their Soccer Wagon to the Gus Johnson express. Sports Illustrated reveal today that FOX has tabbed Gus Johnson to be their main guy at the 2018 World Cup, for which they have the TV rights to.

In preparation for it, he will be calling crucial Champions League Matches as early as 8 days from now. The self professed novice, who prepared for this upcoming journey by “been playing pickup soccer since last summer on the West Side of Manhattan to ‘feel and learn the game.” If I had know those were the requirements I would have been first in line at FOX Sports HQ to apply for this position. Just look at my FIFA Virtual Pro skillz

Now my rapid reaction to this, is WHY FOX WHY? WHY DO THIS TO US AGAIN?!??!

But as I step back from this, there’s 5 years from now until the first World Cup match on FOX. 5 years for Gus to adjust his style for the die hard soccer audience without alienated the novice. And worst comes to worst we here in the states still have the spanish feed.And even better he’ll mostly be relegated to the USA Games. So I can ignore him

My only beef with this move is the on the job training during such a crucial Champions League matches. During a FA Cup Match? Sure go nuts. Just leave me Martin Tyler and company to watch the biggest matches in Europe. Don’t give us Michael Strahan trying to explain the difference of Football and Soccer.

Lets just hope this doesn’t turn out to be another Dave O’Brien situation. Soccer in the US can’t afford that. But till then, Rise and Fire to the occasion, Gus. HA-HA!

 

Flip the table before the lights go out, too late.

When the lights, go down, in the city

 

Call me the Da Silva twins. I spent most of the year watching two clubs, one at the top of the table, and one at the bottom of the table. Much like Rafael and Fabio.

QPR vs Norwich

Another dreadful match to wake up for. So dreadful I ignored the blaring alarm for most of the 1st half. Judging from the lack of highlights, ‘Arry might have allowed Odemwinge to enter the premises.  Adel Taarabt once again proving my early hypothesis of being the most frustrating player in the league. Moving in and out and then failing to cross balls in and having penalties saves.  Fucking The Rat. Luckily for Tony Fernandes the window has shut and he can’t lose more money. Side note, Ian Darke Loves Mexico is gaining steam.

Fulham vs Manchester United

And now we flip the table, top of the league United against the Berba-less Cottagers. Not surprisingly the game lacked quality without him. Luckily for United, Fulham went Full Senderos, and you never go Full Senderos.

Newcastle vs Chelsea

Demba Ba’s return to Tyneside well was memorable to say the least. One broken nose later and Ba is glad to be in London. The match was another example of the sheer brilliance of Rafa Benitez. 2-1 lead in 2nd half, 3-2 defeat. So let’s recap, Ba is broken, Cisse chokes a Cole not named Cheryl,(though Ashley likes it too) and Popeye Pardew’s French Connection strikes Rafa down. Fact.

The Best of the Rest

Michael Owen is very familiar with the Stoke Way. The Fellaini Afro strikes again. The Bale Knight has Risen. Scousers suck

What to Watch For

  • The Puppy Bowl, I took the over(12) of Cute Puppies spotted.
  • Community, we’re 4 days away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Because Journey.