Dwight Howard is up to new antics in Houston. Will Muschamp’s Gators have no bite and Jerry Jones stil thinks that he is not only a great owner, but also a great general manager. This sounds like a job for Throwing Tomatoes!
Oh, and if you haven’t noticed, I’m back.
Hide your women and children…or just tell them to heckle me.
These are just some of the recent news stories that are making tomato-worthy headlines.
So, as the sports world turns, the stories pile up and more fan frustration emerges. But don’t sweat it, The Wife Hates Sports has them all covered – in lycopene, that is.
Throwing Tomatoes: November 25, 2013
Yes, yours truly has been away from writing – and therefore, away from TWHS – for nearly two months. I have a reason… an excuse, if you will. I’ve officially joined the ranks of parenthood. Each time, those words sound a bit stranger to me.
Don’t expect a TSLS site, though – but do expect the son to love sports.
Meanwhile, my readers are thinking, “Wait, you were gone?”
Target: Jerry Jones
Get ready, here’s the punch line: Jerry Jones thinks he’s doing his best job in years. The Dallas Cowboys owner also said that he plans to serve as the general manager for 10 to 15 more years.
That’s music to the ears of rival teams and fans in the NFC East, because sure, Jerry likes to spend money and is more than willing to bring talent into Dallas, but he’s just simply not making the right decisions. Basically, Jones is telling us that he thinks that Jason Garrett – and his .500-ish-record – is great enough to be back in 2014, and that the Monte Kiffin hire was a wise one. Then there’s Tony Romo, the talented, albeit sputtering-in-the-clutch QB that is destined to join Dan Marino as a quarterback with gaudy statistics, but no Super Bowl rings.
Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys…
Target: That RGIII-hatin’, Dallas-Lovin’ Fan in Virginia
Did you hear about the guy that is driving around Virginia with a Cowboys magnet and a vanity license plate that says, “F RG3”?
In the end, the joke is on this guy, as RGIII has been a fraction of his rookie-year-self, and perhaps this guy’s frustration should instead be directed at the previous tomato, a.k.a. Jerry Jones.
Plain and simple, RGIII’s 2013 performance doesn’t warrant this kind of hatred.
Target: Derrick Rose
Let me start by saying that I feel for Derrick Rose, who is out for the season with another knee injury. Face the facts, folks… this is on its way to being a very, very sad story. All that talent jammed into one injury prone frame. Perhaps Rose will prove me wrong, but it is sure creeping in that direction.
Innocent Bystanders: Fans of the Chicago Bulls
Yeah, all the hope that was restored when Rose came back this season? Crushed…squashed… and now this team (and the city of Chicago) will be lucky to be flying “Grill Class” once the NBA playoffs arrive.
Target: Will Muschamp and the Gators
The Florida Gators (4-7, 3-5) are arguably the most disappointing team in college football this season. That leaves Will Muschamp in a coaching seat that’s hotter than Hades, especially after the Gators fell to Georgia Southern (allowing zero pass completions in the loss).
Yet, reports are surfacing that Muschamp’s job is safe, and he will coach the Gators in 2014. Sure, we’ll see how that pans out once Florida takes on Jameis Winston and the Seminoles next weekend.
More importantly, when will Muschamp’s bite exceed his bark (if ever)?
Target: Mark Sanchez
Hey, did you see? Mark Sanchez has cornrows – and better yet, he claims that it’s because of a bet that he lost.
Raise your hand if you believe him!
That’s what I thought… none of you. Don’t worry… I can’t see through your computer…this is just banking on a safe assumption.
Speaking of Sanchez, Happy Belated Anniversary to the Butt Fumble!
Target: Dwight Howard
At 6’11”, 265 pounds and 27 years of age, Dwight Howard is still acting like a pint-sized kid. His recent notable incident was tossing a basketball at a heckler in Dallas, which he was eventually fined for.
Vince Carter was quoted as calling him “the biggest crybaby I know”, which if you were to poll the cities of Orlando or Los Angeles, one would likely find that most people are in agreement.
Hecklers are at every game, Dwight. What we want to know is… when will you grow up?
And finally, the current faces of team frustration in sports:
Tampa Bay Lightning – Four straight losses, and yes, this team really misses Steven Stamkos
Buffalo Sabres – Five wins in 25 games, by far the worst in the NHL
Utah Jazz – An ugly 1-14 start to the season, the worst in the NBA
Brooklyn Nets – A team filled with hype and veteran talent, the Nets are just 3-10
Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans – Easily the two biggest disappointments of the NFL season, both of these Super Bowl hopefuls are instead 2-9. But which team is the BIGGEST disappointment?
You be the judge.
Which NFL Team Has Been the BIGGER Disappointment in 2013?
- Atlanta Falcons (75%, 3 Votes)
- Houston Texans (25%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 4
This has been Throwing Tomatoes, where the red fruit’s bark can’t compete with its bite.