Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekend Observations

The police went to the home of Aaron Hernandez this weekend with canines and left with 15 bags of evidence.  If you're a Patriots fan that's not a good thing.  What started out as a routine general inquiry early last week has escalated way past a person of interest.  At this point Aaron Hernandez is the #1 suspect in the murder of Odin Lloyd at a time when the Patriots desperately need his services.  Pro bowler Rob Gronkowski had multiple surgeries in the off season and Tom Brady's security blanket Wes Welker is long gone.  For a team that can't run the ball or stop anyone on defense the two tight end set was the best thing they had going for them.  Now it appears their greatest strength has become a weakness.  Gronk can't stay healthy and Aaron Hernandez is a crazy, mad, gun toting, hooligan.  Bill Belichick is a great coach, but you can only do so much without talent.  The New England Patriots will struggle to make the playoffs.  Here are some observations over the weekend.

I imagine Grigor Dimitrov must be unbearable to be around these days.  This guy has two of the most beautiful and talented women in the world (Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams) fighting over him like a couple of adolescents. Wimbledon has become a side show with gossip and drama instead of forehands and volleys.  Safe to say he thinks pretty highly of himself.

Tahiti lost it's last two World Cup qualifying games 10-0 and 8-0.  Whoever invited them has some explaining to do.  Clearly soccer is not something they should be involved in at that level.

The Toronto Blue Jays are finally starting to see a return on their investment.  After basically buying the Miami Marlins in the off season Toronto has won 11 straight and trail the Boston Red Sox by only 5 games.  The AL East should get even more interesting after the all star break.

The Los Angeles Clippers have finally made a deal to acquire the services of head coach Doc Rivers.  This deal makes more sense because there are no current players involved in the transaction.  Still, expecting Doc to make a significant change in the Clippers is unrealistic.  They are who they are and the Western conference second round is as far as they can go with their current roster.


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