Paulie Blog - Sawed Off Shotgun of Sports
The statue of Joe Paterno should not be removed. It should be detonated. To leave the statue standing effectively degrades and demeans every other statue across our landscape that stands with dignity (ie, Pat Tillman).
The NCAA should not intervene and dissolve the Penn State football program. Why? Because, according to Forbes, in the year preceding July 1, 2011, Penn State tied with Georgia for the second-highest football profit ($53 million). Hence, it should turn Penn State into a non- profit. From PSU to PBS. Never again should Penn State profit from football. Imposing the death penalty punishes the innocent. So mandate that every single dollar in profit goes to the victims, charities, and other campus programs. Penn State has lost the right to profit from football.
Who says that past performance is not an indication of future results? Paulie Crystal Ball says the City of Glendale is destined to become the next city to declare bankruptcy. How? Why? Trust us, based on past bungles, Glendale will eventually blunder its way into bankruptcy, unable to weather its own dysfunction - regardless of whether the Coyotes stay in the 623. #Stockton #SanBernardino.
Once again, the "D" in Dback stands for "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde." In fact, if the 2012 Dbacks went to see a real doctor, they'd probably be diagnosed as bipolar. Two words should appear atop the patient file -- inexplicably inconsistent. And if the franchise itself is trying to send a message to its franchise player by benching, booing, and (possibly) trading Justin Upton, then where's the outrage and public flogging of strugggggling ace Ian Kennedy?!
Did you hear what Steve Nash told Craig Fouhy/ABC15 in an exclusive interview following his Lakers press conference: "I always wanted to stay with the Suns and continue there, but when I realized that wasn't going to happen and they're rightfully going in a new direction, they chose their time by moving forward without me. And that's a bold and strong move, I think…"
I know we're all short-term memory challenged these days, but we do still remember what the Suns have looked like over the past decade without Steve Nash, right? Simply put, Nash locked up his two MVP awards based on the games he did not play, thereby illustrating the "valuable" in MVP. Minus Nash, the Suns have been borderline unwatchable. And, based on the above comment, it sounds like Nash forecasts that the Suns are headed right back from whence they came - another 29-win season like the year before he returned.
Finally, if the likes of Eric Gordon can sign an NBA offer sheet for $58 million guaranteed, then Drew Brees most certainly deserves $60 million guaranteed to play the most important position in the most popular and most profitable sports league in the nation. Paulie Period.