Miguel Cabrera’s new contract, which is market value in Warren Buffett’s house, is worth only 292 times as much as Mike Trout’s, which proves without any argument that Cabrera was the correct choice as American League Most Valuable Player.
And nerd us no nerding, oh nerds. Cabrera is absolutely the MVP to Mike Trout, who is going to cash in in his time, with the Cabrera deal as the best comparable. Shove that up your metric templates.
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By the way, if you are drafting in a fantasy pool this weekend and you don’t get Trout or Cabrera, you lose. Write your check and consider it a sunk cost. Trust us on this.
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Barbara Bush, who used to be That Barbara Bush, brought her dogs to Johnny Manziel’s pro day at Texas A&M, and because she sort of still is That Barbara Bush, had a Secret Service agent walking with her as she walked her dogs.
Now there’s a Military Channel special waiting to happen. Oops, sorry. America’s Heroes Channel, that is.
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Never mind Philadelphia’s 26th consecutive loss Thursday night to Houston. I mean, you probably already have, but in case you haven’t never minded, never mind.
The Houston loss was their 16th with a margin of 20 or more points. Sixteen of them, and nine during the streak.
But they’re not tanking, Adam Silver. We believe you. It just looks like they’re throwing games, but we’re sure they’re just unlucky, and that the refs are screwing them.
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Roddy White has learned a valuable lesson about Twitter: Don’t.
After boasting on the intrusive, troublesome and even satanic social media network that he would give up Atlanta Falcons season tickets on the 50-yard line if Mercer beat Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, he did what any mensch would do.
He paid up.
A Falcons official confirmed White would present Hoyt with two seasons tickets and two Super Bowl tickets, plus pregame sideline passes to any one game and will be a guest of White's at training camp, where he'll sit in the VIP section and talk to players after practice. The team mentioned how White was willing to follow through because Hoyt was so cool about the whole matter.
Question: Just how easy is it to get Atlanta Falcons season tickets at the 50 anyway?
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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is still flabbergasted by his team’s fans after they booed the Hammers after a 2-1 win over Hull City.
“We got a little nervous because our fans decided they weren’t going to get behind us which really surprised me,” Big ‘Ead said. “I can’t quite believe it. I started (as a footballer) at 16, got into the first team at 18 and I’m 59 now and I have never been in place where we have won and got booed.
“At half-time, the players were talking more about fans booing them than the game. I had to make sure they kept focused on the field. Fans affect players. We don’t need them on the players’ backs when we are coming off three defeats. They have to stay and help them win.”
One, no they don’t. Two, no, they really don’t.
But three, West Ham are 9-15-7 (that’s American, as in nine wins, 15 losses and seven draws), so it’s not like the fans should claim that their expectations weren't met, either.
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And finally, here’s to Kain Colter, who stood tall and led the Northwestern football team’s drive to unionize, which was upheld by the National Labor Relations Board. Surely he realizes his chances of playing in the NFL were probably damaged a bit, but he should be a first-round pick in the NFLPA draft later this year.
Ray Ratto is a columnist for CSNBayArea.com