Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Heating Up, by Casey Mitchell

Calling it Quits
After 13 seasons and 7 Pro Bowl selections, Randy Moss decided to retire on Monday morning. During his career Moss played for four different teams (Vikings, Raiders, Patriots and the Titans). His 153 touchdowns is tied with Terelle Owens for the second most all-time, behind only the great Jerry Rice. He also holds the second most 100-yard games with 64. Moss, in his prime, could arguably be the best deep threat to ever play the game. His career consisted of many ups and downs, like his two down years in '05 and '06, but won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in '07 with New England. Randy Moss tried very hard this offseason as a free-agent to prove all of his "doubters" wrong, but apparently the physical toll was just to much to handle. He was a human highlight-reel, but I hope we're not in for another Brett Favre story.

Out for the Year

Red Sox pitcher Clay Bucholz could be out for the season with a fracture in his lower back, the team reported to ESPN on Monday night. He was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. Bucholz has done good for the Sox this year, posting a 6-3 record with a 3.48 ERA. So far this season, the Red Sox are lighting it up with an AL leading 66-41 record, and a team batting average of .281 which leads the majors. Let's see if they can continue their hot streak into this August.

Dream Team?

The Philadelphia Eagles have been very busy during this free-agent signing period, and have recently been called "This decades Dream Team." They've picked up Nnamdi Asomugha, Vince Young, Cullen Jenkins and more. To get into their full force, they are going to have to get their star receiver, DeSean Jackson, to end his holdout for a more pricey contract. It is expected to end soon because the Eagles are set to fine him $30,000 for every day he does not participate in. They will need every weapon they can get if they are going to start the dynasty everyone is expecting them to have.

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