Being Latino Deportes
This was a doozy of a week in the sports world, ladies and gentlemen – let’s jump right in.
Sanchez gets Tebow’ed!
The biggest story this week is the almost inexplicable, nearly universally hated by fans, trade of Denver Broncos “quarterback” Tim Tebow to the New York Jets. This is a trade that from the outside seems okay…until you consider a young quarterback named Mark Sanchez. That guy has kind of made a home here, bolstered by the fact that New York extended his contract earlier this year. Not to mention the Jets just recently signed Detroit Lions cast-off Drew Stanton explicitly to be Sanchez’ back up. There’s even rookie QB Greg McElroy, who sat on the sidelines while Sanchez struggled through most last season.
I see this as a publicity stunt, pure and simple. The Jets already had something of a logjam at the quarterback position, and even though McElroy was the odd man out, going forward with Sanchez and Stanton didn’t seem like a terrible idea. Now New York has a struggling if capable quarterback in Mark Sanchez and a needlessly popular, but overall not good quarterback that runs an offense contradictory to what the Jets have in place. I’d like to go ahead and congratulate the New England Patriots, as they might as well begin the season 2-0, just because of this terrible trade.
Where’s your band scholarship?
How’s your March Madness bracket? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably in bad shape, as this past week was marked with surprise wins and upsets. Anyone telling you they are still perfect either doesn’t know what they’re doing or they’re lying – plain and simple.
On the opening day of the tournament, Kansas University point guard and native Puerto Rican Angel Rodgriquez was greeted with chants of “Where’s Your Green Card?” by the Southern Mississippi pep band.
First off, way to go Mississippi! Way to not enforce negative racist stereotypes about your state. Nice Job!
KU finished off Southern Miss. 70 to 64, with Rodriguez contributing 13 points (nice going, kid). The band racists were quickly identified, being cut from the band, sent to counseling and having their pep band scholarships revoked.
You didn’t read that wrong, their pep band scholarships were taken away. Meaning that in Mississippi, they will pay for your education if you can belt out ‘Louie Louie’ on tuba during home games. And I thought my bracket was messed up.