Sunday, August 16, 2009

Who Would You Throw Under The Bus? -- August 16, 2009


Sports fans, it's that time of week again. What team, player, coach, manager, team executive, owner, or fans of teams have you in a tizzy? What CAN you do about it? Here, you can throw them under the Bus and call them out for the cause of your ire. I have some nominees that I would like to throw under said Bus!
NFL
Washington Redskins: some genius in this organization misspelled RB Ladell Betts' name on his jersey. They spelled it "Bettis" on his #46 jersey. Now if he only could run like the Bus in his prime, the Redskins may have something. Oh well, it's better than spelling it "Butts" or something like that! The genius needs to go back to school and learn how to spell. But first, he has to get thrown under the Bus for being a dolt.
Garrett Hartley: it's rare that I mention a kicker for anything, unless he commits such a gaffe that it's worthy of being thrown under the Bus. Hartley violated the NFL's substance abuse policy by testing positive for a banned stimulant. For that, Sheriff Goodell suspended him for the first four games of the season. But not before Hartley gets thrown under the Bus first.
NASCAR
David Ragan: he WAS the caution when it wasn't thrown for rain. He took out a very solid car in the Blue Deuce, and he spun close to the flag stand. Perhaps his car should have been painted yellow to signify "I'm a traveling caution flag!" While I like Ragan, he's gotta go under da Bus tonight!
MLB
Boston Red Sox: for beaning Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers in yesterday's game. Kinsler had been wearing out Sox pitching since his activation from the disabled list before Friday's game. He was first pitched under his chin, then he was beaned. If you're going to drill someone, DRILL HIM IN THE RIBS. What the Sox pitcher did SHOULD merit a lengthy suspension. The Sox get thrown under the Bus for trying to start a beanball war.
Those are my nominees for the week. Feel free to come in with yours!

9 comments:

  1. jon, since we agree on most things, I will take your work on the NFL, and MLB Bus victims. A kicker, on steroids?? Must need that extra yard!

    On the Nascar end, I have to disagree with you and take up for Ra6an's boy. I saw 2 incidents with David, and they were both somebody else fault.
    Normally I would agree that Ragan is a pinball, but this week the blame for those 2 were the 2 and the 77.

    Have a good week.

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  2. A kicker on PEDs? WTH?

    To me, it looked like Ragan was an innoncent victim in all the wrecks. Cars slid into him while he was holding his line. Instead I would throw Robby Gordon under da bus for extending his personal caution flag streak.

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  3. I would have to agree with stork and Gene unfortunately it was mostly Kurt who tagged RA6AN yesterday although it did look iffy on a few of the angles on the replay.

    Under da Bus - ESPN for their crap coverage at the end of the race.

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  5. TSN...you know why if you've seen my rant on the GBU, lol :P

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  6. Now Jon, I'll be the first to crawl under a rock when my boy screws up, but now I'm standing on top of the rock. IT WASN'T HIS FAULT!!! He does not deserve to be thrown (not this week, anyway).

    Stork, Hanny, & K: I thank you for your support.

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  7. The kicker admitted that he was on, borrowed, Adderall. Yes, Jeremy Mayfield's favorite snack!

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  8. Okay guys, I'll throw MYSELF under the Bus for being corrected and laying the cause of the blame on the wrong guy (Ragan)!

    Gene, maybe the kicker commisserated with Jeremy Mayfield beforehand.

    Kristen, I wholeheartedly agree with you re ESPN's crappy coverage. Maybe they needed some of Garrett Hartley's borrowed Adderall!

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