Boston’s Mount Rushmore

Hey,

The song today doesn’t have anything to do with the post (but its a hot jam), which I wanted to save for later but can’t seem to think of what else to write. So the song, without further ado is Footloose- by Kenny Loggins.

If you were wondering what I meant by “Mount Rushmore” I mean the 4 most important players to each of the 4 major sports in Boston.

To start the all-time Rushmore for Boston is:

Bruins- Number 4, Bobby Orr. The greatest defenseman to ever play the game of hockey. He could go goal line to goal line past everybody else and score with ultimate ease.

Celtics- I apologize to Larry Bird, but I have to go with Bill Russell. The second greatest center behind Wilt Chamberlain, however cases could be made that Russell was better. No one can really beat 11 rings in 13 years.

Patriots- Tom Brady. Do I really need to explain why, and is there any other option?

Red Sox- Teddy Ball Game- Ted Williams. If it weren’t for the war he would be the greatest baseball player to play the game. He was just a great player and person. His highlights are scarce.

I do have to sign off here. I’m going to watch Duck Dynasty. Tomorrow, unless there is groundbreaking, earthshattering sporting news I’ll break down the current Rushmore.

-Lomonte

Patriots Offseason Column

Hey,

Today I’m feeling the song that I fell down some stairs to over the weekend(I was drunk), Hey Baby by DJ Otzi.

Nevertheless, that song is great, on repeat since I woke up the next day.

Today there has been a lot of Patriots talk, even on national TV. Mostly about the Tom Brady and then a little about the draft.

I think the Patriots have a huge opportunity her now that Brady reconstructed his contract. First off, it shows how much of a class act he is by restructuring his contract so the organization can have more cap room when they need it while it is flat. Also it shows that he wants to retire as a Patriot. He is focused on the now and later, he wants to see more rings come his way and leave on top.

To anyone, like Felger and other theorists, who think that Brady did this so he’ll get more money later in his career and did this move only for himself, is just plain crazy. Brady is the All-American golden boy. He has the story everyone wants to hear.

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Tom Brady, born and raised in California in the Joe Montana Era got to grow up watching the 49ers have success. He idoled Joe Montana. He was at “the catch” game. He then went on to Michigan where he found success in football. He was a good quarterback there but a greater teammate. He and his family expected him to go in a higher round. He waited and waited and then all of a sudden it was the 6th round he and his family were devastated, and they couldn’t watch the NFL draft anymore. They went on a walk. When he got back he found he’d been drafted by the New England Patriot.

[Shades of gray on that mini bio]

From there he was nearly cut, but Bill Belichick kept him as the 4th string, he thought he saw something great in Tom. More than great Bill, more than great. It was in between his rookie season and his second season when he had a brief conversation with Bob Kraft, the owner of the team. He asked Bob, “Do you know who I am?”

Bob replied, “You’re our backup quarterback.”

Tom: “I’m the best damn decision you’ve ever made.”

And wasn’t he?

Arguably the greatest QB to play the game, certainly the greatest of his era. Tom went on to win 3 of 5 Super Bowls he went to, and brought a team to 16-0. He was the best decision Bob Kraft made.

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Decisions, decisions, that is what the Krafts and Belichick will need to make.

They have cap space, they have a draft class that has depth of positions they need. What should they do?

I think they need to ditch Welker, as much as I like him and as much as he’s helped, he’s 32 and not getting any faster. Not to mention they haven’t won with him. He’s not a problem teammate, but we just haven’t won with him.

It might be time for the offense to go in a different playstyle. Away from the slot game, now that they have 3-4 runningbacks in the system that they can call upon for 2,3,4 yards. They should go in the “traditional” style; fast and tall receivers, big TEs, and the RBs previously mentioned.

Greg Jennings and Mike Wallace are both free agents, and I believe they need to go look deeply into getting them. I’m more of a Mike Wallace fan, and would think that he’d be a great addition to the roster.

Another replacement for Welker could be Danny Amendola also through free-agency, or Tavon Austin from the draft. He had great a 40 yard dash time and has looked just like Welker in his college career.

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Now the defense:

Needs to sign Aqib Talib. Period.

Also needs to add another DB, whether through trade, free agency or the draft. The draft class looks deep, and I hope it is. The big name is Tyranne Matheiu, who would, in my opinion, only fit with the no tolerance Patriots. He would add depth and skills. However, if they can’t draft Austin in the 1st round they should draft a top DB. A big one too, 6’1″ or taller. Big receivers killed them last year. They really need Richard Sherman, but that trade won’t happen anytime soon.

They should draft a DT because Vince Wilfork isn’t getting any younger. Just someone who he could teach his ways too.

Also, I think if he falls to them in the 2nd or 3rd round, they should try for Manti T’eo. He has some skills, and with Spikes and Mayo alongside him the run defense will only get better.

-Lomonte

Videos, Jenny Dell and a lot of Links

Hey,

Song of the day- The Boys Are Back by the Dropkick Murphy’s 

So to start off this post is going to be random. I repeat, RANDOM!

I miss the summer, one because of the weather, which I posted about a while back.  I miss summer more because of the freedom of being able to do whatever I want like make these videos with my neighbors and brothers.

Those videos are some of the funnest parts of my summers which I’ll miss terribly as I get older. It is my dream to make videos professionally. Clearly I’m not headed in that direction at the moment. But I’ll get there.

Making movies is a skill, not a profession. That took a lot for me to say but seriously, anything I’ve made has all been self taught and sped through to finish them by the next day because my little brothers are impatient. I don’t think you should go to college for something you can learn in a 24 dollar book and the right software to edit videos. I know a few people, friends, who might get mad at me for saying that.

Before I say more, this is a random post, so I’ll stick to that theme.

I’m watching the Red Sox/Rays spring training game and I looked over and saw this beauty on the screen.

10502950-largeI think she has been the best sideline reporter NESN has, I mean look at her.

Not to mention she’s a local girl who is knows enough about the Red Sox, and went to UMASS. I loved Heidi Watney as much as the next Sox fan but boy NESN out-did themselves when they found Jenny. First off, I have heard that the CEO or whatever of NESN is a fiend and is really sexual toward the females who work there.

Compared to the other side reporter, Trisha Takanawa, I mean Noaoko Funanyama, for the Bruins; Jenny Dell is a goddess. Noaoko just stands there asks a question to Chara and trembles next to him because she’s afraid if she moves to quickly he might eat her.

Jenny Dell on the other hand has actual relations with the players. I mean she might even have “relations” with the players. Her and Willy Middlebrooks would make a Boston power couple, although Will has a girlfriend I believe.

Right now the Sox are losing its expected at this point. John Lackey started the game. We’re only down by 2 runs so Lackey pitched well. Judging by his 53 MPH fastball it wasn’t too bad.

So far from watching the game at the one year old spring training stadium, I like the it. It seems relaxing and enjoyable as baseball should be. Especially spring training ball.

I guess I just made this post because its been awhile. Some of you might have missed the past 2 if you follow me on twitter because I was saving a tweet for some friends.

Anyway, just take another look at Jenny Dell before you stop reading. Gorgeous.

-Lomonte

Oh and- Tie game, home run Jose Iglesias!

Deadline Talk

Here it is,

Song of the day- Midnight Life by The White Panda

So here it is, one of the most pivotal days in Boston Celtics history; it is in my opinion at least. The trade deadline is here and Danny Ainge will be up all night trying to work something out. Or he’ll be up all night declining calls from every team from here to the golden gate bridge.

The Celtics are in a tough spot, and after last night’s loss to the rival Lakers, I feel now more than ever they need to make one or two earth shaking deals. Danny Ainge

These can come in any form; whether its Kevin Garnett to the Clippers, Paul Pierce to the Hawks, or Rondo to the Lakers. Danny should be making a move and it will potentially shape the league for years to come.

I want 2 of those deals to go through, and I’ll explain why each of them, if they are made will be a huge factor in the Celtics future.

The first aforementioned deal, with Garnett heading to the Clippers would bring Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan to Boston. I want this deal, I want it because it adds flexibility to the Celtics roster and makes them like a decade or two younger. However this deal looks stagnant at the moment and may need to be sweetened up for both teams. Perhaps add in Jason Terry on the Celtics side and a future draft pick on the Clippers side. It’d be a great trade that would help both teams in the now, and more the Celtics in the future.

Make it Danny!

The second deal above is the Paul Pierce for Josh Smith deal, which I do not want. Unless, unless of course the KG-deal is made. In which case the deal would make more than enough sense. If both deals are made the Celtics deal would look like:

Rondo-PG

Bradley-SG

Green-SF (Out of position, but more like Pierce?)

Smith-PF

DeAndre Jordan-C

Bench:

Courtney Lee, Brandon Bass, Jarred Sullinger, Fab Melo, Terrence Williams… That looks pretty good heading into next year not to mention only one or two guys are over 30.

Swing that if you can Danny!

The last, least possible deal is Rondo for Dwight Howard. As much as I hate and love Rajon Rondo, this should be the last resort deal. That would be if everything else fails and you feel like the only way to win now, and later is for Dwight to come to Boston. Not to mention you have to sign him this off season, and promise we are building around him. I don’t want this deal.

Last case resort Mr. Ainge.

Let’s see what happens. LET’S MAKE A DEAL!!!

-Lomonte