So, Mike and I created this blog on a pretty significant day in Philly sports, only we did so at about 11 p.m. at night. Therefore, we did not get a chance to post the important news that went on yesterday.
First off, to get this out of the way, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols gathered his second MVP award yesterday, edging out our boy Ryan Howard for the 2008 National League Most Valuable Player Award. Puljols collected 369 points, while Howard came in second with 308.
It is kind of funny how these things occur. Two years ago when Howard won the award, the Phils came up short of making the post-season. A lot of people felt that Pujols deserved it because he led the Cardinals to a World Championship. Although Pujols did bat .357, with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs, I guess Howard got the same treatment Pujols got two years ago. The Cardinals came up short of making the playoffs, while the Phils won the World Series. It is pretty funny how whoever votes for these things votes. In my opinion, to solve this problem, the league should vote once the World Series is over or at least once the LCS's have begun.
Switching it up to football, we all know the Eagles embarrassed themselves on Sunday by finishing in a tie with the lowly Bengals. What baffles me and probably a lot of other fans more is what Donovan McNabb had to say during his press conference after the game. He said he did not know there were ties in the NFL.
Are you kidding me? I knew there were ties in the NFL at 9 years old and I did not really understand how football was played until about 11 years old. McNabb has been playing and watching football his entire life. Then, which I think was worse than the original comment from McNabb, he said he would hate to see what would happen in a Super Bowl or playoff game with a tie.
Yo Don, get your notebook out. In the regular season, there can be a tie. In the playoffs or Super Bowl, there are no ties. Learn the rules! He has played 10 seasons in the NFL and he does not know the rules?! I wonder if he knows he is still allowed to run with the ball? Maybe that is why he is so hesitant to do so.
As it turns out though, while I am bashing McNabb, others on the squad did not even know of the rule either. I am speechless.