SCL's Fresh Take

SportsChLeagueContributor ISeptember 15, 2009

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots signals that he will attempt a two-point conversion after he threw a touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium on September 14, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Hey sports fans, welcome back to the all new SCL’s Fresh Take, a whole new twist on sports for you, the fan.  Did you happen to catch the end of the US Open match last night?  I bet you’re telling yourself ole Roger is over the hill now that he has 15 Grand Slam titles?  Right?  Don’t worry about ole Roger just because he got beat last night.  R-Fed played in the finals of all four Grand Slams this year and outside of a few lapses in concentration, would have had a clean sweep of all the hardware for his trophy case.  He’ll be fine as wine for a few more years.

What about that comeback by Tom Brady and the Patriots last night?  After a rough first half, Brady and company got things going late and scored two touchdowns with only 2:03 left in the game.  Can you say “Game On” for the Pats?  Not so fast Sporty!  While Tommy and the “O” were cranked up in high gear, the “D” looked like they were out for drinks.  Gone are the days of winning Super Bowls with their stifling defense.  This ain’t the same unit without Seymour, Bruschi, Harrison, Law and on and on and on of Pro Bowlers.  Brady to Moss better stay healthy for this team to return to glory in Miami this year.

Next…..T.O.’s debut in a Bills uniform was over hyped and never quite lived up to the drama we are all hoping for but the boys from the shores of Lake Erie LOOKED GOOD.  Trent Edwards was orchestrating the Bills “O” up and down the field (although against the aforementioned Pats D) with their last TD drive being a “Championship Drive.”  Just when you thought things may be getting better in western New York, the real Bills showed up and delivered ANOTHER heartbreaking loss for their faithful.  Game, Set and Match.  Will they ever get over the hump?

Let’s move on to something less depressing.  Did you see Tim Lincecum dominate the red hot Rockies last night?  Timmy Boy overcame a bulky back to hurl seven complete, fan 11 and scatter six base knocks while only yielding one run.  Not a bad night at the office considering he was scratched from his previous outing with a doctor’s excuse.  Lincecum should haul in his share of post season awards this year including the National League Cy Young.  The Mullet Boy from the Frisco Bay is the REAL DEAL.

And finally, what about MJ’s Hall of Fame acceptance speech from Saturday night?  Yahoo Sports and many others are slamming the former Bull for his petty rants and score settling after being praised as the greatest basketball player of all time.  Mike? Mike? Mike?  What were you thinking?  Are you not above all the senseless jabs at your mere mortals in the “Association?”  Just hang your hat on those 6 pretty rings and knowing your mug hangs on those Springfield, MA walls.  Using some basketball vernacular, MJ threw up an air ball on this one.  I don’t think I want to “Be like Mike” anymore.

And that, my friends is what is HOT in sports.  Join us again tomorrow for SCL’s Fresh Take.