By LAMONT MANN
I see it creeping up: Astros MVP talk! Let me start by saying, I do not care about personal accomplishments; I want a championship.
I have stopped caring as much about awards after Aaron Rodgers won the MVP over JJ Watt. That year, the media were saying that although J.J. Watt was doing historic things at his position, Aaron Rodgers was on a better team and he was balling out. Absolutely nothing Rodgers did that year would qualify as historic to me.
This year, it was James Harden vs Russell Westbrook. James was on the better team and Westbrook was doing something historic with Triple Doubles, and the media swooned for Triple Doubles. The local media said Harden is good but look at what Westbrook is doing, we have never seen anything like this.
The NFL and the NBA are out of the way, and we are faced with the New York Yankees Aaron Judge versus Astro’s George Springer or Jose Altuve. With Carlos Correa on the disabled list and Altuve hitting over .500 of late, I fully expect the MVP talk to ramp up in Houston. I expect the national media to gargle Judge because he’s a part of the Yankees but I don’t care about National Media. I fully expect to hear Judge is doing something historic as a rookie.
Plain and simple, some in local media would absolutely love Astro MVP talk. No silly! They do not care about who wins or lose; it’s an opportunity for them to say a Houston player should not win. It’s a troll job. We will never know if they truly believe it or not but we do know it drives radio buzz and that’s all they care about. Local media knows Houston is an emotional fan-base who put bullsh– stock in awards..
At the end of the day, I do not want to hear the charade. Do I believe Local Media should get on their knees and wave pom poms for the local teams? No, but I don’t expect them to troll the local fan-base and shift the rules for MVP at their discretion. Miss Me.
- Duane Brown – Is Duane Brown really holding out? Word on the street is his wife is working in Los Angeles and her business is thriving. Just a thought, but the dude could be trying to get trade.
- Donald Trump Bans Transgenders from serving in the military. I wouldn’t mind seeing the military go back to Don’t Ask Don’t tell. Do your thing; I do not need to know your sexuality.
WTF! Whatburger Nikes? I have no words
QUOTE OF THE DAY
If I’m not for myself, who will be for me
If I’m only for myself, what am I
If not now, when
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