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Friday, January 13, 2006

Dumb and Dumber: Dopes running pro sports teams

In the world of professional sports there are some real morons running the show. You see it all the time, mistakes made, teams falling further into the cellar with promises of playoffs or dumb "Super Bowl or bust" statements by washed up stars. Well two moves that were made Thursday have left your Uncle Buck shaking his head in disbelief.

First up the Baltimore Orioles signed former Red Sox slug Kevin Millar to a $2.1 million, one-year contract. UB almost drove strait to the opthalmologist yesterday after reading this one. Why would a team pay this kind of money for a washed up ball player with a history of having a big mouth that is always open? Was there a lot of competition for Millar's services? UB didn't read anything about any other team trying to sign Millar. In 134 games Millar hit .272 with nine homers and 50 RBI.

"I'm not a very good player, but I will bring a presence [where] there's not many cliques. If there's an intangible, I bring that intangible," said Millar Thursday. Yeah that's just what the O's fans want to hear.

The move comes after the O's owner Peter Angelos failed to pull the trigger at the all star break last season, when his team had a real shot at the playoffs...Oh yeah, Millar can make an additional $2.6 million in performance bonuses. Nice job O's keep up the good work!

Idiotic moves aren't only made in Baseball, no in the NFL too! Thursday the Green Bay Packers, coming off their worst season in 15 years, signed Mike McCarthy to be their new head coach. McCarthy is coming off a season as the Offensive coordinator of the...San Francisco 49ers! The 49ers finished 4-12, ranking last in the league in yards per game (224.2) and 30th in scoring (14.9 points per game). That's right McCarthy's coaching genius produced the 32nd ranked team in yards per game and the 30th in scoring...

The move was apparently made because McCarthy used to be Brett Favre's quarterback coach in 1999, when the Packers went 8-8. Why are the Packers so high on trying to resurrect Brett Favre? He threw 29 interceptions last year, mainly because he still thinks he can make something out of nothing, which he can't.

"Now, we may knock down a few walls and give all the rooms a fresh coat of paint," McCarthy said. "But this definitely is not a rebuilding process." You are absolutely right Mike, it's not, but it should be. The Packers drafted Aaron Rogers as the future quarterback yet keep doing CPR on Favre's comatose career. By doing this it looks like the owners are trying to keep Favre around to sell tickets, which is never a problem in Green Bay (is there anything else to do in Green Bay?). Anyone who thinks the Packers have a shot at a Super Bowl, no matter who is the head coach, must be driving the "Shaggin Wagon" too...Time to give Rodgers a shot and look towards the future...


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