Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Or in this case, let it be cold, cold, COLD! In honor of temperatures dropping into the single digits here in the Northeast, I figured I would turn the final My 2 Sense of 2017 into a Twitter-Storm. So bundle up my friends, away we go!
As if the New York Football Giants season could not get any worse, All-Pro safety, Landon Collins gave his “State of the Secondary” speech to reporters on Thursday and let’s just say he made some news!
“There’s one corner that . . . he needs to grow up, and we all know who that is. That would be the only person I would change out of our secondary group. The other two guys, (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins), I love those guys. They play hard, they love what they do. But that first round pick (Eli Apple) . . . he’s a CANCER.” Geez Landon, don’t hold back there young fella!
This Apple must truly be rotten for him to make it so personal and public. I mean the other two guys he claims to love, and wants to continue playing with, BOTH were suspended for a week, and Jenkins flat out quit on his team in San Francisco. So, this Eli must really be a bad (Apple) seed.
Giants safety Landon Collins sounded off on teammate Eli Apple in a New York radio interview. pic.twitter.com/b0uffZHa4l
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 26, 2017
While I was at mass on Christmas Eve Sunday, the New York Jets were falling to the Los Angeles Chargers 14-7. What I missed was the utter ineptitude of starting quarterback Bryce Petty. His numbers were ugly, 15-28 for a grand total of 119 yards, and from what I read, he airmailed open receivers all afternoon. Petty’s putrid play was only part of the problem, he also banged his throwing hand on a helmet in the second quarter. However, Jets head coach, Todd Bowles still did not go to Christian Hackenberg. His non-appearance so glaring that reporters asked Bowles post game: “was he that bad”? Whenever a head coach has to say: “no, he is not that bad,” about a player chosen in the second round of last year’s draft, we’re off to a bad start. Don’t take my word for it though, this tweet from a long-time disgruntled Jets fan is spot on:
Given how poorly Bryce Petty is playing, it's almost unfathomable to think of how bad Christian Hackenberg must be.
— Chris Gaine (@chris_gaine) December 17, 2017
Well that didn’t take long! As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It will be interesting to see if the new New England Patriot, James Harrison will make even one big play against his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammates. I guess you can call this transaction – “Revenge of the Hoodie”.
James Harrison has turned to join the Empire. pic.twitter.com/HvHJzBGa1G
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 26, 2017
We all know that the NFL has not had a great season on or off the field. Whether it be blow back from the whole national anthem mess, attendance at games is down, and so is television viewership. For me, another reason that the shine is off the Shield, is highlighted by this ridiculous article in USA Today.
The 36 best NFL touchdown celebrations of 2017 https://t.co/RhlM78rjSH
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) December 27, 2017
Baseball anyone? While it seems the Yankees are the only Major League Baseball team still in business, America’s Pastime will be here before you know it. That said, I did find one rather interested observer of the game (albeit from way on high), who is none too happy about a few things he sees:
All I want for My birthday is an end to the DH and new owners for the Mets.
— MLB Jesus (@MLBJesus) December 25, 2017
Did you partake in the NBA quadrupleheader on Christmas Day? If so, chances are you witnessed the shenanigans between Kevin Durant and LeBron James in the final two minutes of the Cleveland Cavaliers/Golden State Warriors game. The two stars went mano a mano down the stretch, and let’s just say things got a little physical and personal. Durant and the Warriors got the better of the referees whistle’s, and ultimately won the game. However, the league felt compelled to correct the record (the calls) after the fact, throwing not only their officials under Santa’s sleigh, but Kevin’s bravado as well. Still no word on when the league will own up to all of the traveling, palming, and three-second violations their crews missed, or just completely refused to enforce.
From 1:33 remaining in the CLE-GSW Christmas Day game to 24.5 seconds left the NBA says the refs missed three fouls on Kevin Durant and one foul on LeBron James in the last two minute report released today. pic.twitter.com/SFPuGwHIR5
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 26, 2017
And finally, did you know that when Boston College meets Iowa at Yankee Stadium in Wednesday’s Pinstripe Bowl (yes, that’s considered a “Bowl” game), it will mark the second time the Eagles will have played football in a baseball stadium this season? On November 18, BC beat Connecticut 39-16 at venerable Fenway Park.
One team making its Yankee Stadium return, one coach facing his old team in emotional Pinstripe Bowl https://t.co/IBCaYdvxpa
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) December 27, 2017
And that is My 2 Sense for a frigid Wednesday, December 27, 2017. See you next year!
Feature photo: www.sportingnews.com