Also, for gambling purposes, what to make of the Dolphins, who'd given up 24 points in three games before surrendering 31 to the Chiefs. Miami plays at the Jets, favored by 2, with an over/under of 37. No idea.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Random Sports Notes
The Yankees are like an incompetent classmate getting a $100,000 job out of college, and immediately a diamond-encrusted platinum watch: it provokes sympathy more than rage. I don't really mind them having the four highest paid players in the game, as long as one of them (Jeter) is over the hill, another (A-rod) doesn't show up in October, and the other two (Sabathia and Teixeira) are grossly overpaid. Teixeira is a good player, but after six years as a full-time player, he has hit more than 40 home runs once and driven in more than 120 runs twice. And he's a first baseman. If you're going to invest more than a hundred million in a guy, don't you want him to be a likely hall-of-famer? Don't you want the third largest contract to go to the best player in the league, or at least indisputably among the top two or three, at his position? Is Teixeira either of those things? I don't think so.