By Matt Noonan
It’s Wednesday and yes, it’s officially “hump day,” but that doesn’t mean we can’t react to more than one news story, right? Here’s just a few burning topics, as well as my “two-cents.”
Osi Umenyiora, [New York Giants/Defensive End]: So, apparently the New York “Football” Giants were entertaining offers from various teams around the league in regards to acquiring their defensive end, but eventually stopped their madness and literally stated, “Nope, you can’t have our guy.” Hmm…why doesn’t this make sense? Seriously, I thought the G-Men wanted to use Umenyiora as trade bait? Also, didn’t they lower the asking price from a first-round pick to a second-round pick? All in all, the talented, but also injury prone defensive end is a vital part of Tom Coughlin’s defense, yet now that he’s disgruntled, who knows what will happen. Perhaps the Giants will offer him a new contract?
Alex Rodriguez [New York Yankees/Third Base]: Apparently the MLB is currently investigating A-Rod’s underground gambling addiction, as well as a poker game that got out of control. If the real truth is revealed, then it’s most likely that the Yankees will lose Mr. Hollywood for the rest of the season. However, I’m sure many Bostonians and New Englanders wouldn’t mind, right? In Boston, Rodriguez is considered a schmuck, so I’m sure many Red Sox fans will sleep happily, especially if he did indeed get into some sort of altercation. Although, what exactly happened to Pete Rose?
Denver Broncos Quarterback Controversy: This might not be the biggest piece of news, but seriously, if you’re Broncos head coach John Fox, do you start Kyle Orton or Tim Tebow? Well, I’d say it’s a given that you’d go with the experience, right? Seriously, why wouldn’t you start Orton? Despite the fact that he was on the trading block to begin the NFL off-season, he’s at least got experience under his belt. I’m sure Tebow will be a fine quarterback in this league, but really, do you want your quarterback of the future to get dinged up? Orton is a few years away from calling it quits, plus is the best option for a team that lacks a great deal of experience or success, so, my guess… stick with Orton, John, you’ll be happy.