Archive for December, 2006

The Rosin Bag: Free Agent Dementia

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: Free Agent DementiaDec 08, 2006

When I was a kid, I got a Sports Illustrated subscription for Christmas. One of the first magazines I received had an editorial by Leigh Montville that presented a fictional scenario where Jose Canseco and Roger Clemens were lying on a beach comparing their newly acquired $4 million dollar deals. In 1990, these deals were […]

The Rosin Bag: Update – Jays Pitching Wish List

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: Update – Jays Pitching Wish ListDec 07, 2006

Update, 10:25 am: And now, the Globe and Mail is reporting that Gil Meche has informed the Blue Jays that he will not be joining the team. Plan 1a and 1b are now off the table, it’s off to see if Suppan and Redman are interested._________________ As suspected, Ted Lilly has flown the coop. He […]

Soccer Pimp: Update

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Soccer Pimp: UpdateDec 07, 2006

No sooner had I wondered if Jack Warner had somehow betrayed Sepp Blatter’s loyalty is he cleared of all charges by FIFA’s disciplinary committee. Allow me to go into further detail about why he got in trouble. Jack(ass) Warner was in hot water because the media caught wind of a racketeering operation involving his son, […]

Soccer Pimp: News

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Soccer Pimp: NewsDec 05, 2006

Old Sepp Blatter was at it again this week, urging the European leagues to embrace a harmonized schedule that calls for a winter break and a season that spans February to November. I don’t really know where I come down on this issue, but I can assure you it will never come to pass. The […]

The Pimple, Week 13

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Pimple, Week 13Dec 05, 2006

I’m ready to say it out loud: parity sucks. Upsets shouldn’t be commonplace – that’s what makes them special. So far this season, underdogs have a winning record against the spread. That’s madness. I miss the days of being able to count on the Cowboys, Niners and Redskins to win games in the NFC and […]

The Rosin Bag: Blue Jays Pitching Wish List

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: Blue Jays Pitching Wish ListDec 03, 2006

According to Blue Jays President Paul Godfrey, the Jays are going to be aggressive in their pursuit of starting pitching. They will be looking to sign two of the following four candidates: Ted Lilly, Gil Meche, Jeff Suppan and Mark Redman. Considering the quality of the starters the Jays already possess (Roy Halladay, A.J. Burnett, […]

Channeling Houston:The Death of Sportsnet

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Channeling Houston:The Death of SportsnetDec 02, 2006

An ominous bell tolled last night for Canadian broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet, as it was announced that The Score had reached an agreement with the English Premier League to broadcast its games for the next five years, commencing in 2007. The Premier League was one of Sportsnet’s most prized assets, along with the Toronto Blue Jays. […]