Not talking about the Cameron Crowe movie (although it is in my top 10). I’m actually talking about myself.
What? Let me explain…
See, probably a month or so ago my buddy OB sent me a Facebook message and told me he’d nominated my blog for Boston’s Most Valuable Blogger. I didn’t think anything of it other than a friend trying to get my blog a little more exposure.
Then yesterday I got a Facebook message from my buddy Tim that “You blog is up for an award…win it.” I didn’t remember OB’s message and quickly starting searching the web for what Tim was talking about. Then I remembered OB’s message and found my blog on a list on CBS Boston’s website.
Yup, if you click the link you’ll see my blog about halfway down the page, Jay’s Sports Blog.
Here’s the deal. We have from August 16th till September 9th to vote for me as Boston’s Most Valuable Sports Blog. You are allowed to vote once a day but you can vote from multiple computers. So anyone that checks in from a library could hit all the terminals in the library and vote multiple times. You could go on all the different computers in your office and vote on each one. I’m sure you can vote from your cell too if you have web on there. Just spit balling ways for us to get as many votes as possible.
Of course I don’t expect to win but I’m very grateful for you guys that check in on a daily basis and even more grateful that I made the cut to the voting round.
Oh and there was that little football game in Tampa Bay last night where the Pats laid the smackdown again on a preseason opponent. We can only hope that this carries over to the regular and more importantly the post season.
The Pats are in Tampa Bay tonight for their second preseason game. Of course the last time they played the Bucs was a 35-7 thumping in London back in 2009.
What can we expect tonight? Will we see Chad Ochocinco? Tom Brady? What about Albert Haynesworth?
Me thinking out loud; I think we’ll see more of the same that we saw last week. We’ll see a Patriots defense licking their chops with a young quarterback and offense. In fact the Bucs team as a whole are very young. 73 of the 90 guys they have on their roster right now are under 25.
I think that we’ll see Ochocinco. Again this is based off the one practice that I saw last Saturday where I saw Brady hitting him in the corner of the end zone play after play after play. Like I said earlier, I think they ran the play a dozen times. Which would bring us to…
Tom Brady. I’m pretty sure that we’ll see him play in this game. With the lockout we can’t expect a typical preseason game. We have to expect that without mini camps, no double sessions, and less practices with pads that Brady needs to see game action to make up for things. I don’t think he’ll play a whole game or anything but I would expect to see him on the first few series. Depending on the number of possessions the offense has, Brady could play the entire first half.
Finally with Haynesworth, I don’t think we’ll see him. All indications are that he really is out of shape. But I don’t think that will effect him making the team. I think that Belichick has him in the weight room with the trainer getting him into playing shape. I think at the same time he’s in the film room and working with his coaches learning the playbook so when he does get back on the practice field and more importantly into game action, he will be ready.
The other thing I’m looking for tonight is the safety spot on the defense. Will the team put Meriweather in the starting spot or are they slowly fading him out so they can trade or release him? Will the team keep him all the way through camp before cutting him? We’ll likely see the writing on the wall starting tonight.
Back tomorrow with a recap.
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