Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Boomer's Diamond/Gridiron Notes: September push in MLB; Kickoff Week in the NFL

Teammates greet Chipper at home, after his 3-run Walk-off.
Labor Day marks the end of summer (unofficially) and with that the MLB settles into its final month of the regular season. I really wish the season would wrap up around this time and the playoffs are played during September. However, thats not the case and there's nothing quite like October baseball and watching your favorite team in the playoffs. The final month should provide us with some entertaining baseball, as division races heat up and we see who claims the Wild Card spots (now with having two WC's per league). Last September, fans in Atlanta & Boston were treated to epic collapses by each of their teams, as they went from being postseason locks to planning early vacation into the off-season. On top of the MLB season coming to an end, this week marks the Opening "Kickoff" Week in the NFL. It all gets started tomorrow night (Wednesday Night Football? YES!!!), when the Giants host the Cowboys. Which means the month of September will be filled with drama-filled baseball games and the opening month of the NFL season. Enjoy folks and make sure you remember to update your Fantasy Baseball (playoff time) and Fantasy Football lineups though out the days/weeks. Wake me up when September ends???.....More like, "No Sleep till October". Updated MLB Standings

The best part of the year, Football Season.
News & Notes:
Hot Teams
  • Orioles, 8-2 in their last 10.
  • Rangers, 7-3 in their last 10.
  • A's, 9-1 in their last 10, had won 9 in a row before losing on Monday.
  • Angels, 7-3 in their last 10.
  • Phillies, 7-3 in their last 10.
Cold Teams
  • Red Sox, 7-game losing skid, 2-8 last 10.
  • Indians, 3-7 in their last 10.
  • Pirates, 4-game losing skid, 3-7 last 10.
  • Diamondbacks, 2-8 in their last 10.

Week 1 Match-ups I'm looking forward to:
- Cowboys at Giants, It's the Opener, Football is BACK!
- Eagles at Browns, Let's see if the Browns can make it a game.
- Colts at Bears, The Luck Era begins on the road in Chicago.
- Redskins at Saints, RG3 makes his debut in the Superdome.
- 49ers at Packers, NFC Championship Preview?
- Steelers at Broncos, Peyton Manning makes his return.