Bozo of the week
Wait, WHO is that, you say? Mohammed plays soccer for the South African ‘Free State Stars’ club. He scored both of his team’s goals in a 2-2 draw against Ajax Cape Town. In soccer, after the game, a ‘Man of the Match’ award is given to the most outstanding player. (Much the same way that hockey does the three stars of the night and the #1 star gets interviewed after the game)
Many players thank their wife/family after the game. Some thank their girlfriend. Ol’ Mohammed thanked his wife AND his girlfriend!
Around the 0:27 mark
More details here. He then tries to explain himself and only succeeds in making himself sound creepy HERE
This… THIS is the world we live in?
What is Gronk up to?
When we last saw our hero, he was recovering from a season ending back injury suffered against the New York Jetripolitans.
Since then, he’s been:
At Gillette 4x a week, rehabbing from his injury
DJing… among other things… in Barcelona, Spain!
As part of a ‘Shark Tank’ type show, called MVP on the go90 streaming network, he listened to someone’s pitch about healthier dog food, then tried some of the dog food!
In Miami with Flo Rida, partying with spring breakers
In that same Miami trip, was on stage (with no shirt on because… duh!) DJing with DJ Carnage.
Promoting his football camp in early June in Woburn, MA
And, of course, going to Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando, FL (4/2/17) to support his boy, Mojo Rawley and the ‘Stay Hyped’ crew. (Mojo was part of the Andre the Giant memorial Battle Royal) Mojo and Jinder Mahal were the last participants and went at it outside the ring (after going THROUGH the ropes, not over them). Jinder threw a drink on Gronk. Gronk took exception… ‘fought off security’, entered the ring, got in a three point stance and shoulder blocked Jinder into ‘Bolivian’ (as Mike Tyson would say)
Soprano of the week:
It’s opening day of the baseball season!
This is why you have to pay attention as a first base coach…
Wait, the Browns traded FOR Brock Osweiler and his exorbitant contract? Really?
League Rule Changes:
As discussed at the last draft, there are several changes regarding the league setup:
As voted on by the league prior to the draft this season, the following rules will be enacted for the 2017-2018 season:
1) ZERO keepers
2) Draft will revert to snake style drafting
3) Draft order will be determined every year moving forward by a random draw out of a hat
4) There will be TWO divisions, not three – divisions will be constituted out of evens v odds the first year, those will then be your division-mates moving forward
5) The regular season will now be weeks 1-13
6) The playoffs will expand to SIX teams (Division winners then the next 4 best records) The 2 best teams will get bye weeks for week 14, then week 15 is the semifinals, 16 finals.
7) You MUST physically attend the draft moving forward.
I would like to suggest another change, in that I would like to reduce the number of points your kicker loses for missing an extra point from -5 to -3.
The season begins Thursday 9/7, so I will be looking to schedule something on Tuesday, 9/5 or Wednesday 9/6 at Hooters in West Springfield. I will let all of you know when there is something solid for draft night.
Your draft order for the 2017 season will be determined by random draw a week before the draft.
Good Luck to All!!!