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By: Raymond “Big Play” Miller

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The Summer of Mo

With the 2013 season being the last for Mariano Rivera, it dawned on me watching the All-Star game the other night; that Mo is the epitome of being a true Yankee. How great was it that “Enter the Sandman” plays and Mo comes out and no one else is on the field; both dugouts are standing there cheering for him.  The reason I say that is in a world where teammates (Arod and Petitte) usage of PED’s and HGH and idiotic tweets (Arod, we can actually go all day with Arod but I digress) run rampant Mo has been nothing but a class act.  Since taking over as closer from John Wetteland in ’97 Mo has 634 saves and had 30 saves at the All-Star break not bad for a 43yr old.  Rivera has dominated the game with one pitch a cutter that has broken the bats of many major leaguers ask the Twins (they gave Rivera a chair of broken bats).   Mariano lets his game do the talking for him, he never shows up his opponent with crazy emotional outburst like many closers do.  No Rivera handles himself like a true Yankee would.  Come on even Red Sox fans recently cheered for Mo now that’s respect.
Onto my thoughts…
1. A 66 in the final round!  Wow congrats Phil Mickelson.
2. Didn’t Ryan Braun do a Rafael Palmeiro and emphatically deny the use of PED’s or HGH right?
3. I thought Arod was coming back, but now not so much.  He’s next to go.
4. Tim Duncan to nice of a guy for his ex wife to lie about him right… Dang Timmmmy!!!!
5. And here I thought Bosh was the down low star…  Then again
6. Training camp around the NFL starts this week and we’ve all missed it.  As a Jet’s fan let the Sanchez vs Geno battle begin!
7. Looking at Von Miller’s wardrobe, glasses, and demeanor I’m not to surprised he was smoking weed.
8. Only Ryan Reynolds can have two movies come out the same weekend and neither one be #1 in the box office.  Turbo looked so bad my kids didn’t want to see it.  And what can be said about R.I.P.D. that is not in the title, cause this movie will Rest In Peace.
9. And I thought Channing Tatum was bad…  Damn Van Wilder.
10. My surprise National League World Series Representative is the LA Dodgers and for the American League the Red Sox.  Winner to be decided with later.

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
@bprunsportsmenm

With the Ravens intimidating D, Steelers zone blitzing, power hitting unit, and the Bengals no name fearsome D.  You would believe by far the defensive division in the league would be the AFC North. However, there is a new division doing the dam thing and it’s the NFC West.

Yeah yeah I know I said it the NFC West, we already knew about the 49ers, but how about the ever improving units of the Cardinals and Seahawks. These units are starting to be physical and dominant, we didn’t see this coming.  At the end of last season the Cards had won 7 of there last 9 with Patrick Peterson looking like a cross between Revis and Primetime, justifying his 5th overall pick in the 2011 draft. Seattle’s D, with their tall (avg. height 6’1) physical secondary, and run game had everyone eating skittles.  We know about the 49ers with “P-Will” (Patrick Willis) and LaVorro (NaVorro Bowman).

Although, the offenses are about as average as Katie Holmes; these 3 teams remain competitive and in ball games.  With the division beating teams like, the Packers twice (thank you Fail Mary), the Patriots (Gostkowski aint Vinatieri), the NY Jets (no comment), the Eagles (can’t have turnovers and keep winning), the Cowboys (jury still out on Romo), and the Redskins (in pee-wee you learn not to throw the ball at a player Josh Morgan).  The fact that Jeff Fisher is now coaching the Rams lends you to believe that Rams D will be on top as well. I pick the NFC West am I wrong if there’s a division I’m missing let me know and holla at your boy.

Ray “Big Play”

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