Random Thoughts: Do Jags want to consider Hardy?

by Gary Shelton on July 24, 2016 · 4 comments

in general

Hi, I'm Greg Hardy, and frankly, the Jacksonville Jags would serve their locker room better by hiring Andy Hardy.

– Evidently, the only woman in the world who cannot beat Holly Holm is Ronda Rousey.

– Ray Rice, the only guy it seems Roger Goodell has ever punished, says he'll play for free. The NFL thinks he can do better than that. Rice is going to have to pay a team, and buy it a brand new hat.

– Potential endorsement: Hope Solo for Raid. Paranoid much?

– So WNBA players are refusing to answer basketball questions? That stuns me. People have questions?

– Seriously, it's nice that athletes stand for something more than free throws. On this one, there was nothing but net.

– I know he's had a bounce-back year, but teams are still interested in trading for Melvin Upton?

– Lou “the Greek” Holtz? Has a ring to it.

– The Sporting News ranks Raymond James Stadium only the 22nd best stadium in the NFL. Why does my wallet start to cry?

– I'll care about the Houston Texans when J.J. Watt is back, thank you very much. But does anyone else think he hurt himself lifting pizza?

– Former O.J. Simpson lawyer Alan Dershowitz says that Simpson won not because his attorneys were so dreamy. It's that the prosecutors were so bad.

– This week, Aaron Hernandez plays Double Jeopardy. He's back in court to stand trial for two murders, which promises twice the tattoos.

– Chris Sale will cut the shirt off your back. Of course, he might not be wearing any White Sox jersey for very long.

– Me? I say all suspended players are out until J.J. Watt is healthy enough to play again. Why should we have to watch dirty players before then?

– The Sporting News ranks eight teams that won't be around long. The Tampa Bay Rays are eighth. It does not mention if Tampa is the destination.

– Can you wait to hear when Kevin Durant visits Oklahoma City next year? And this is coming from a guy who has never anticipated anyone going to Oklahoma before.

– If I'm Ryan Fitzpatrick, it may be time for this question: What if the Jets are prepared to go on without you?

– Are you like me and think that USF could be invited into the Big 12 if only it became a Big 20?

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Larry Beller July 24, 2016 at 8:41 am

Wait, what did the Sporting News say about the Rays? I can’t wait to see what good player they trade away this time for more prospects that usually end up being busts.

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Larry Beller July 24, 2016 at 8:35 am

On the subject of USF what could they possibly bring to the Big 12? USF has no tradition, no fans, no stadium to call their own & both the football & basketball teams are lousy. The size of the TV market has been mentioned as a positive but the Big 12 football coaches rank them last of potential schools to add which I think is about right.

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Gary Shelton July 24, 2016 at 10:40 am

Larry. I think the football team is good enough, but like you say, lacks tradition. The size of the market is a plus, but you have to ask how well USF penetrates that market. I don’t necessarily think they’re last, but they aren’t near the top in my mind.

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Larry Beller July 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Good point about market penetration. This really is SEC / ACC country plus whatever team the many transplants root for. College football especially has deep roots so people don’t easily change the teams they follow as it’s usually their alma mater or in my case the team I grew up rooting for as long as I can remember (Michigan). I suppose if USF would reach the level of being ranked in the top 10 every year they would get a good following here but that’s something I don’t expect to see in my lifetime. So even though we may be a big TV market it doesn’t mean people are going to watch Big 12 games on TV. I don’t think there is any chance of USF getting serious consideration on this one.

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