Monday Morning Hangover


Another crazy weekend in sports is in the books and I am sure there are many that will feel like they are hung over today with this being TAX Day. Let’s take a look at the Top 3 athletes that may wish the



weekend was just starting instead of just ending.

#3 Alex Rodriquez- Let me start by saying that this may have been the most obvious ending to a career ever. Not that A-Rod is finished quite yet but he is inching closer. The reason this was obvious was because of the way Alex has handled himself throughout his career it was only a matter of time before his arrogance caught up with him the same way it caught up to Barry Bonds. Alex was always arrogant and actually thought he deserved to be paid more money than any player ever. Which thanks to Tom Hicks he got that in Texas but as we continue to find out he didn’t reach that level naturally. Alex has admitted steroid use that is no secret but now a new report comes out in the New York Times on Friday that claims he paid for the records linking him to the recent PED scandal with a Miami Clinic. As a Yankee fan I am disgusted by the latest news and as a baseball fan I really wish this bum and others like him would just stop trying to cheat the system. A-Rod of course denies this as he rehabs his hip. This could get really interesting because if someone can prove that A-Rod did indeed pay for the documents that link him to Biogenesis he would not only face a suspension from MLB but also criminal charges. I for one hope the truth can set my Yankees free………Free of A-Rod and the hangover Yankee fans have had since he arrived!


#2 Tiger Woods– I was really hoping I would be writing about Tiger winning the Masters but due to an error on the 15th hole on Friday he was penalized 2 shots for an illegal drop. I commend him for actually still competing because many would falter after something like that but of course Tiger is not just anyone.  Woods finished tied for 4th at the 79th Masters. The final kick to Tiger this weekend came on Sunday when his former caddy Steve Williams watched his new golfer Adam Scott sink a 12 foot putt to take home the green jacket. This had to sting a little for Woods who if he hadn’t made the improper drop would have been right in the hunt for his 15th major.

What might have been

What might have been

#3 Kobe Bryant- Many watched in horror as Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles heel on Friday night. But as I watched I thought maybe it was not that bad because here he was shooting free throws after the injury so no big deal. Then later that night the news broke the season was over for Kobe and maybe even the career. As a Bulls fan and a huge Michael Jordan fan I never thought I would say this but I truly hope I get to see Kobe play again. There is an old saying that you see the true metal of a man when he is deep in the storm, well Friday night Kobe took to Social Media and the rawness of his post was enough to win me over as a fan. Now I will never feel he was better than MJ, because I have yet to see anyone who is but I am definitely no longer anti-Kobe. Take a look for yourself.

From Kobe Bryant’s Facebook page:

This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that??
I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that
was. Maybe this is how my book
ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…Then again maybe not! It’s 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I’m wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what’s the purpose of social media if I won’t bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever.
One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day.
“If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear”. Ive always loved that quote. Thats “mamba mentality” we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.
I know it’s a long post but I’m Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge.
Guess I will be Coach Vino the rest of this season. I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru.
Thank you for all your prayers and support. Much Love Always.
Mamba Out


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