I don’t have enough to do one column, so I’ll touch on a bunch of different stuff.
The whole Peyton Manning thing or “Peyton Watch” reminds me of Anchorman’s Panda Watch.
Anyways, it looks like the Peyton watch may finally be over. The signs are pointing towards Peyton taking his talents to South Beach. Personally I would have taken the Broncos over the Dolphins. The signs point towards Miami but Jeff Fisher’s signs did too before he signed in St Louis. So here’s hoping that the Dolphins are left at the alter and Manning goes to Denver. Either spot (or AZ) I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dallas Clark and Reggie Wayne join him.
(9:15 Wayne re-signed with Indy. So much for that theory.)
The Patriots didn’t make a huge splash. Not initially anyways. It has been rumored that they did make an offer to Mike Wallace. It’s doubtful it was a break the bank offer. Brandon Lloyd who many say is a shoe in in New England is actually heading to the 49ers for a visit. The 49ers who just brought back old friend Randy Moss.
The other huge free agent Mario Williams is headed to Buffalo for a visit. Rumor is that not only will he will sign with the Bills but that the Bills should be players for a second big name. Cross Vincent Jackson off the list as he signed a five year $55 million deal with Tampa Bay.
The Bruins lost again last night and are in a tail spin. Not exactly the time of year you want to see your team in a downward spiral. Here’s hoping they can right the ship in time before they’re swept out of the playoffs in one round.
Finally the Celtics. After losing to the Lakers they beat the Clippers the next night. The team has played up and down but needs to be blown up. The trade deadline is tomorrow. I’ve heard that Ray Allen could be dealt and that the team will hang on to the rest. We’ll see for sure. I think Bill Simmons (with an assist to Bob Ryan) said it best:
Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline gave the game extra meaning for obvious reasons: for all we knew, it was the last time Garnett, Pierce, Rondo and Allen would play together. As the great Bob Ryan remarked a few weeks ago, the Celtics are stuck in Year 5 of a three-year plan. They eked one title out of that nucleus and probably should have won two. Now they’re in no man’s land: just good enough to make the playoffs, not quite good enough to seriously contend. They can’t get fair value for any of their best players, so it makes more sense to flip expiring contracts and a draft pick for one more impact bench guy … only, they can’t find the bench guy, and they don’t want to trade the draft pick. To be honest, I don’t know what the hell they’re doing. And neither do they.
I pleaded last week. Danny, please break it up. I don’t want mediocrity.
I’ll have the NCAA Pick ‘em brackets up later tonight for all the readers to play.