An Indecent Proposal

What a weekend! College football’s rankings get turned completely on their head with the help of Michigan finally winning a real game. The Lions managed not to lose on Sunday (although that’s mainly because they didn’t play). And then there was baseball.

I’m not going to lie, I really couldn’t be happier that the Mets lost and once again proved their mastery of the art of choking. The Brewers are in, the Yankees are out and the Tigers get to decide who the AL Central representative will be. All in all, a pretty good weekend.

And yet, all is not well over here at RSBS. Despite playing key roles in the final week of the season, neither the Tigers nor the Cardinals will actually be in the playoffs. Granted, the Cards don’t deserve to be there because, well, they sucked this season. And, although I hate to admit it, the Tigers really don’t deserve to be there either. Really guys? Turning the season around with Kyle Farnsworth?

PlayoffMap.jpgIt’s sad but we both head into the postseason without a dog in the fight. That’s not right. However, I think I have a solution. It’s unorthodox but I propose that we both adopt teams for the playoffs. I’m sure you’d say that you might still have a team since the White Sox haven’t yet been eliminated…..but let’s be honest. The way they’re  playing, it’s inevitable. Even if they manage to beat the Tigers tomorrow, the “menacing” Twins are going to take them out in the play-in game.

So, what do you say, Mr. Lung? Do you have the cojones? Are you game? We can even make this sporting. For instance, perhaps the loser has to write a post extolling the virtues of the other person’s team. I’ll even give you first choice. And just in case you’re wondering, you can consider this a challenge. I’ll expect your answer no later than Tuesday morning.

-A

2 Comments

Yesss, Allen. We finally agree on something: Kyle Farnsworth is not worthy! I like your idea of adopting a team, so let’s see if Mr. Lung goes along. My adopted team will be the Dodgers – not because I think they have a prayer but because I have tix for Game 4 and hope they haven’t been swept by then. I know what you’re thinking. I’m a selfish, entitled Yankee fan, only thinking of my own needs. Sigh.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

I have no problem with your reasoning at all, Jane. I think you’re completely justified in cheering for (or against) another team in the playoffs if your team is not there. I’m looking forward to Jeff’s response…..assuming he does respond.

A

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