Sorry 'Bout It

Sorry 'Bout It

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Hello

So I decided to start a new blog because I didn’t really know where this one was going and I stopped enjoying it. You can find it at therealonenine.tumblr.com Check it out, reblog, spread the word. That’s all I ask.

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You can talk all you want about how hard you work, but if there’s no results then that makes you an asshole.

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Red Sox Offseason

So here’s the idea…I’m sure everyone is balls deep in football/basketball/hockey season, but I just want to try this for myself. What do you think the Red Sox (or any other team if you’re not a Sox fan) needs to add or let go of for players this offseason? Write in my Ask your opinion, an argument against mine, or whatever crosses your mind.
Personally, I’m a big believer in the whole “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” idea. But this isn’t one of those offseasons. I don’t want to say the World Series win was a fluke, but more like a present to Red Sox Nation (which we quite frankly don’t deserve, but that’s a different story). It’s pretty obvious to me, and it starts with replacing Ellsbury. I never would have said, even before we didn’t re-sign him, that we NEED to keep this guy. One, he wanted WAY too much money and a wicked long contract. And Two, he lived up to his potential literally one season in the six he was in Boston. Whether the replacement is Jackie Bradley Jr. (Who I’m a HUGE fan of) or a free agent signing that moves Victorino to center, something needs to happen soon.
After that’s settled, Stephen Drew and Napoli need to be re-signed. You can say all you want about how Drew might literally have been the worst hitter in the history of postseason baseball, but facts are facts. Having him at short and Bogaerts at 3rd is a far and away better infield offensively and defensively than with Middlebrooks at 3rd.
^ that is a fact, but I’m still trying to talk myself out of it. I want Middlebrooks to be good so unbelievably much it’s sick. Like I’m a little worried about why I care so much about this guy. Whatever. Just send me something so I don’t feel like I’m talking to a wall.

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I posted this picture on Instagram lay year when the pats were in kind of a lull and here we are a year later and it is still just as relevant. Listening to sports media talk about football is like a broken record. The beginning of the season they all preach how the Patriots have the best chance they’ve ever had at winning the Super Bowl, then some key players get hurt (usually Gronk these past few years) and then all of a sudden they all turn into skeptics saying Brady can’t keep up anymore and the Pats don’t have the receiving core or defense to make it through the rest of the season let alone the playoffs. To top it off, media members *cough cough* Chris Burman *cough cough* seem to think a team like the Ravens has all of a sudden figured it out just in time to play the Pats and the same thing happens. There is always that one part of the Patriots that steps up beyond expectations, blows their opponent out of the water, and makes everyone jump on the New England playoff bandwagon. 
This week was that time of year all over again. The typical “Flacco is starting to click with his offense and the Pats defense can’t hang with them” sort of talk. So what happens? Belichik gives a big middle finger to all the naysayers and shoves exactly what they said the Pats can’t do down their throat. 
Sure Brady threw for sub-200 yards and only 1 TD, but that’s exactly the opposite of what McDaniels wanted to do this week on offense. Teams like the Ravens get so obsessed with stopping Tom Terrific that they forget that we have two legit running backs that can light it up if the game plan is right and it was. 
Don’t get me wrong, we need Tom Brady to be Tom Brady come playoff time. However, there is absolutely no way this team plays the games they did against the Dolphins, Jets, Bengals, and Panthers. First off, non of those teams have what it takes in the playoffs. Not to mention that Miami and New York aren’t even going to have a shot at showing that. All it comes down to is experience. Mark my words, Carolina goes one-and-done. Cincinnati has a snowballs chance in hell at even scaring anybody come January. 
So with all that said, I’m going to end with the same comment I had on this picture on Instagram I posted roughly a year ago. Thanks Bill, I needed that.

I posted this picture on Instagram lay year when the pats were in kind of a lull and here we are a year later and it is still just as relevant. Listening to sports media talk about football is like a broken record. The beginning of the season they all preach how the Patriots have the best chance they’ve ever had at winning the Super Bowl, then some key players get hurt (usually Gronk these past few years) and then all of a sudden they all turn into skeptics saying Brady can’t keep up anymore and the Pats don’t have the receiving core or defense to make it through the rest of the season let alone the playoffs. To top it off, media members *cough cough* Chris Burman *cough cough* seem to think a team like the Ravens has all of a sudden figured it out just in time to play the Pats and the same thing happens. There is always that one part of the Patriots that steps up beyond expectations, blows their opponent out of the water, and makes everyone jump on the New England playoff bandwagon.
This week was that time of year all over again. The typical “Flacco is starting to click with his offense and the Pats defense can’t hang with them” sort of talk. So what happens? Belichik gives a big middle finger to all the naysayers and shoves exactly what they said the Pats can’t do down their throat.
Sure Brady threw for sub-200 yards and only 1 TD, but that’s exactly the opposite of what McDaniels wanted to do this week on offense. Teams like the Ravens get so obsessed with stopping Tom Terrific that they forget that we have two legit running backs that can light it up if the game plan is right and it was.
Don’t get me wrong, we need Tom Brady to be Tom Brady come playoff time. However, there is absolutely no way this team plays the games they did against the Dolphins, Jets, Bengals, and Panthers. First off, non of those teams have what it takes in the playoffs. Not to mention that Miami and New York aren’t even going to have a shot at showing that. All it comes down to is experience. Mark my words, Carolina goes one-and-done. Cincinnati has a snowballs chance in hell at even scaring anybody come January.
So with all that said, I’m going to end with the same comment I had on this picture on Instagram I posted roughly a year ago. Thanks Bill, I needed that.