Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday thoughts...

Wimbledon starts today...always a fun event to watch. 2009 winner? Let's go with Andy Murray. He's playing well right now, Nadal is out, Djokovic is struggling, and England is due for a local winner. Maybe Federer has a little bit of a letdown after winning his 1st career French...

Watching the final round of the US Open right now. Ricky Barnes is in the middle of a major meltdown. Not much better than watching this event on the final day with Tiger and Phil making moves on the back 9.

NBA Draft is Thursday and the Hawks need help. Assuming they are not revamping the roster by not re-signing Bibby and Marvin, they need help at Guard and Center. The draft is point guard heavy and I would like to either get one of the top guys at 19 (Holiday, Jennings) or wait until the 2nd and get Douglas, Lawson, or Collison. DeJuan Blair is somewhat intriguing if he is on the board...

After Griffin, I really like Flynn, Henderson, and Earl Clark as the best prospects. Biggest 1st round busts? BJ Mullens, Terrance Williams, James Johnson, and Sam Young...

Look for LSU to win easily in the CWS Championship Series. They have been the best team all year and have all their arms rested against a Texas team that is not as good as people think.

What a Sunday it was for the USA National Team. Advancing out of their group in the FIFA Confederations Cup is an awesome accomplishment no matter how ugly the 1st 2 games were. I believe if the 2 red cards given are yellows in the 1st two games that they get a point from Italy and play Brazil to within 1 goal. Gotta stick around with Spain and not get behind early like they have recently.

I think the Braves could really improve themselves if they acquired Mark DeRosa. He is so versatile and now even hits for power from the right side, which they desparately need. Pitching has been strong and Kawakami is finally settling in and looking sharp. Acquire DeRo and get Infante healthy and they can make a serious run. The NL East is not very good this year. Philly is struggling bad now and has Joe Blanton as their #2. Awful.

August 1st is the first date to go see Falcons training camp. Anyone interested in going that morning and then taking it another 70 miles afterwords to Harrah's casino? Just a thought...

2 comments:

Rallen said...

If August 1st is indeed a Saturday...... Run it. I'll fly up for that. SICK!

Rallen said...

Any plans to watch the draft?