Wednesday, January 21, 2009
at 9:35 AM Posted by SmartyBarrett
A quiet day in the sports world yesterday, but a not-so-quiet day in the "regular" world...whatever that is. I myself was pre-occupied yesterday with watching the festivities online with CNN via Facebook. The shit was pretty crazy; you could chat with your friends in a little sidebar, you could update your status and such, and you could view everyone who was watching it along with you. I guess it doesn't take much to impress a geek like me. My sister and a few other friends of MH were actually in DC for the events, which initially seemed really cool, but I don't know how much I would have been able to stand it myself. I mean, did anyone actually sit down and watch the ENTIRE thing? It was BORING. The poem, the prayers...YAWN. I would have watched the speech then hit a bar. But maybe that's just me.
Now onto some actual sports. Well, I use the term "actual" loosely, because I'm about to talk about Boston College. They actually ended their streak of epic failure with a win last night, but anyone who saw the game may beg to differ. The Eagles took on Georgia Tech, the worst team in the ACC, and barely won. BC had a comfy 14-point second half lead and completely blew it, allowing Tech to storm back and send the game into OT. Tyrese Rice and Corey Raji led the Eagles in overtime, avoiding the road collapse and their 5th straight loss. Which begs the question: This team REALLY beat North Carolina? Like seriously? If I didn't watch the game myself, I would have assumed Lawson and Ellington played blindfolded, and they took 15 points away from the Tar Heels every time He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named got a bloody nose.
In Red Sox news, the hometown team locked Jonathan Papelbon and Javier Lopez up with one-year deals for each. The Globe is still reporting that a multi-year deal is still possible for Paps, and there have already been discussions about an extension. I really really like how Theo never lets anyone go to arbitration and keeps the young players under the Sox control. However, there is still one tiny little issue facing the team before pitchers and catchers report in a month and a half. Namely, if Theo doesn't make a move soon, it will be pitchers and catcher reporting. Miguel Montero? Jason Varitek? Just rolling with Bard and Kotteras/Brown? Something else? Question for our readers - what would you prefer?