All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Monday, November 27, 2006


Okay, the site actually went live a few weeks ago, but it wasn't complete, so I held off announcing it. (Though some of you seem to have found it anyway.) It still isn't complete, actually, but the figurative curtains are hung, and it's ready for visitors.

Why a Web site? Well, blogs have their advantages, but they aren't a great way to organize information so you can find it again. Plus, I was borrowing bandwidth from a friend (for the video clips and such). I didn't want to impose on her generosity too much. It was time to get my own space.

This blog will continue. But now those of you who aren't interested in my off-topic blitherings about pro football, college football, the Yankees, etc., have another option. Bubba news will be posted to the Web site as well as the blog; you can visit either, or both.

And speaking of was Houston vs. New York weekend. The New York Jets made short work of the NFL's newest team, the Houston Texans. The score wasn't that lopsided, but the game was. Meanwhile, the New York Giants faced the team formerly known as the Houston Oilers. It looked really lopsided, for the first three quarters. But down 0-21 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Titans stated an unlikely comeback, scoring 24 unanswered points and winning the game with a 49-yard field goal with only six seconds left on the clock. Unbelievable. The biggest fourth quarter comeback in Oilers/Titans history.

Poor Eli Manning. His two interceptions were a big reason the game ended the way it did. His coach ripped him publically, and the media is comparing him unfavorably to other young quarterbacks, such as Philip Rivers, Vince Young, and even undrafted Tony Romo.

Of course, the controversial way Eli ended up in NY gives him a harder row to hoe than most. Plus, I think the Giants rushed him. The NFL is a different game from college ball. It's very difficult for a young quarterback to just step in at the pro level. (Yes, I know Vince Young is a rookie, but it was basically just one good quarter.) Tony Romo, IMO, had the ideal introduction to the NFL. He spent two years on the sidelines, learning behind veterans Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe, before stepping into a starting role. Eli had only half a season on the sidelines...and he was tutored by Kurt Warner, not a guy known for his smart decisions.

And in baseball news...the Red Sox are rumored to be trading Manny Ramirez. I'm not sure what I think about that. On the one hand, Manny drives me nuts. His defense is terrible, and no one would ever accuse him of hustling or playing the game right. OTOH, without Manny or a similar hitter in the lineup, they are just going to pitch around Big Papi. If the Sox get rid of Manny, they may find out he was their real MVP, not David Ortiz.

posted by BubbaFan, 10:30 PM


Hey I dig both of your sites. It's cool to see someone so supportive of Bubba. For your bio page, I wanted to let you know that Bubba actually has two younger brothers, not just one. Their names are Tommy and David... in case anyone ever asks. Later.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, November 28, 2006 9:41 AM  
I really like your Bubba website! Great job! :)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, November 28, 2006 11:14 AM  
Thanks, both of you.

And thanks for the info about Bubba's brothers, anon #1.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, November 28, 2006 5:42 PM  

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