Happy New Year to all of you Corner Dwellers!
While some of you may be sad to see 2007 go (by some of you I mean nobody), it is time for new beginnings in Bay Area sports. In this posting, I will be giving my over-unders on wins and various stats for 2008 and I would like your take on them. Next week, I will give which side of the over-under I am choosing and why.
The Niners started 2008 off with a bang by firing GM Mike Nolan but retaining Head Coach Mike Nolan. I have to say that I am very impressed by this move. The lack of creativity (not to mention production) on offense warranted another year of “since I dress really well and I look very serious, I must be a good coach” football in
(Note on work attire: My Mom always told me “you have to dress for the job you want and not the job you have”. Of course, the next day I showed up at work in a Patriots hooded sweatshirt from 2004. I was sent home. Thanks Mom)
2008 over-under on wins: 7
# of tackles for Patrick Willis: 220
# of touchdowns by Vernon Davis: 1
# of visits to Dr. James Andrews by Alex Smith: 3
The Giants are facing their worst season since 1996. They can’t score runs and the bullpen can’t stop the other team from scoring runs. The front office has built the worst farm system in the majors and to top it all off they still have a 40 year old woman doing “sideline” reporting during their telecasts. I have plenty to write on the Giants in the follow-up posting to this one
2008 over-under on wins: 65
# of home runs by the entire outfield combined: 35
Attendance at the second home game of the year: 18,000
# of games started by Tim Lincecum in September: 2
(% chance of me getting the extra innings baseball package: 0)
Warriors The best Warriors team in my life time might be an 8 seed in the playoffs. I hate the Western Conference.
The best Warriors team in my life time might be an 8 seed in the playoffs. I hate the Western Conference.
# of playoff wins in 2008: 3
# of years on Baron’s contract extension: 4
Amount of money I will spend on plane tickets to see the Warriors in the playoffs: $450
A’s The A’s would be as big of a nightmare as the Giants if it were not for the fact that their farm system remains productive. The Dan Heren trade was a good one and allowed them to reload again. However, this is a posting about 2008 so they are set to finish dead last just like the Giants
The A’s would be as big of a nightmare as the Giants if it were not for the fact that their farm system remains productive. The Dan Heren trade was a good one and allowed them to reload again. However, this is a posting about 2008 so they are set to finish dead last just like the Giants
2008 over-under on wins: 72
# of runs scored in the Friday night Giants-A’s game at
# of “Billy Beane has done it again” comments by an ESPN analyst: 4,000,000
# of times I tell an A’s fan this year about how bad the Chavez contract is: 4,000,000
# of people who care about the Raiders that will read my postings in 2008: 0
Please post your answers to these challenging questions by next Wednesday.