For Mets, It’s Now or Never

Spring Training is well underway and the New York Mets are on a mission. The time to win a championship is now. Their young rotation is back together and ready to finish what they started two years ago. With all the injuries the Mets endured last year its impressive they even made it to the playoffs in 2016. It showed how much depth they really have and when they are healthy, everyone should just watch out.

The Mets CANNOT blow the opportunity they have this year. The Mets made it clear when they resigned Cespedes this off-season were all in. For once, they spent money. It was a great move because Cespedes has been a big reason why the Mets have made the playoffs the past two seasons. They could have let him go with an abundance of outfielders on the roster, but he gives the Mets the best chance and he’s good entertainment for the media. The best part is he actually wants to be on the team.

Syndergaard, Harvey, deGrom and Matz are all healthy and need to reestablish themselves as the most dangerous rotation in the MLB. They are all in their prime and should have a chip on their shoulders. They need to prove 2015 wasn’t a fluke and they are as good as everyone says. Now the key for them is to stay healthy, especially Syndergaard. He was the only one who was able to escape the surgery bug last season. He established himself as the ace last year and seems determined to get even better this season. He even came in to spring training with 17 more pounds of muscle through eating some gross “bowl of doom.” He wants to throw harder. The man with a 98 mph fast ball wants to throw HARDER. He really is a freak of nature. Maybe we should bubble wrap him just in case.

It seems as if Harvey as been humbled after last season. I never thought the day would happen, but this could work in the Mets’ advantage. Harvey has to prove himself more than anyone this season because he was once considered the ace of the staff. If he wants to get the big contract he’s looking for he needs to show up this season and I’m confident he will. I’ve been a long champion of trading the man, but if he is having a career season, I’d hang on to him. It’s better to hang on to him and have him help us win a World Series than try to get a young talent and build on the depth. The Mets have enough depth right now.

The Mets especially need to win this year for David Wright. The poor man can not catch a freaking break when it comes to injuries. He already has to go through an extensive pre-game routine because of his spinal stenosis and now is suffering from shoulder problems. Wright was supposed to have a Hall of Fame career, but injuries have plagued him for the past few seasons. He has been with the Mets for his whole career and was supposed to be their Derek Jeter. Now, he is facing early retirement because his body just doesn’t want to cooperate. He is still determined to play this season, but no one knows when he would even be ready. For over 10 years, he has been the face of the franchise and has been through all the terrible losing seasons. Now the Mets are finally good enough to win and he’s constantly sidelined. It is not fair. He deserves better. He deserves to have a World Series ring. Although he is under contract until 2021, it does not seem likely he is going to make it that long. If the team has one thing to play for, they should look no further than their Captain. He pours his heart in to the game and should be on the field winning the World Series.

Here Mets, I have a slogan for you this season: Win for David.

 

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Maybe Jack Pearson isn’t the Perfect Man-This Is Us Review

Well it wasn’t a Tuesday night unless you cried multiple times in an hour watching This Is Us. Last night we saw the after math of William’s death, Kate revealed a bomb shell and Jack proved he actually is human.

The episode begins with Randall finding William’s instructions stating the Annie and Tess are to plan his memorial service because they will keep it “fun.” The girls went straight to work and planned the cutest memorial service ever. That sounds messed up saying that, but I think everyone should have kids plan funerals. A person’s life should be celebrated! Anyway, my favorite parts were that William’s pills were cups of M&M’s and his favorite drink the Blue Hawaiian was actually his favorite strain of weed. Too funny.

During the memorial, Kate broke down, clearly still dealing with the trauma of her father’s death. Randall was able to calm her down but told her she has to let Toby in to this. Kate not fully letting Toby in shows that she has taken her father’s death the hardest out of all the children.

Kevin is back to get with his ex-wife and they have some super cute scenes. I definitely ship them as a couple. He needs to tell his family already, there reaction is sure to be good. Kevin kills it at his play and gets a call from RON HOWARD offering him a role in his movie. I think Kevin will take it even though it is in LA. It’s a movie not a tv show, so it’s not like he will be gone for long. I have a feeling this whole thing is going to cause some drama with Sophie next episode.

Randall finally made up with Rebecca in another tear-jerking moment. His best scene of the night though, was when he marched in to his office and quit. I was like that’s my boy. I’ve never seen a better exit speech in my life. It’s what we all dream of doing at our jobs. Especially when he called them out about the pears and the generic sympathy card. Randall deserves better than that. I’m excited to see what he’s going to do next. That giant ass house isn’t going to pay for itself.

I can’t wait to see Beth’s reaction. I liked how they focused in how Beth didn’t get to say goodbye to William. Their friendship was underrated. It got overshadowed by William and Randall’s. She made a sweet speech at the memorial, but the most heartwarming part of the night was when she got William’s postcard from Memphis. We are talking about William, of course he wouldn’t forget Beth. Surprise, Surprise that made me cry again. I hope they frame the postcard.

The most shocking revelation of the night came from Kate when Toby finally asked her to talk about her dad’s death. In a twist no one saw coming Kate claims she’s the reason for her father’s death. Just like that everything starts to click a little bit. My gut is saying that’s not actually the case but she’s being extra hard on herself. Unless she shot him, I doubt she’s the reason why.

During the flashbacks, we learn that Jack was being cold to Rebecca about her going on tour. For a minute, it seemed as if he wasn’t going to show up to say goodbye to his wife. Luckily he does but gave his wife a sorry excuse for a kiss goodbye and the seemingly perfect marriage finally showed some cracks. I knew they must be human. Jack goes to the bar drinking after he drops the kids off at a party and gets hit on by his coworker. Jack doesn’t fall into the typical trap and immediately turns her down like a real man. He then calls his kids and speaks with Kate slurring his speech and telling her he is going to go fix things with Rebecca. The scene starts to hint that Jack might have a problem with alcohol or he is about to get in a car accident. Could this be his death? Was this what Kate was talking about when she says he dad’s death was her fault?

I predict no, Jack does not die from a drunk driving accident. It’s too obvious and the preview for next week’s episode is making you believe he does. This show loves their twists and there’s no way Jack’s death isn’t going to be a twist. I think maybe he gets a DWI, but doesn’t die. I also read that we aren’t going to find out how he dies this season, so I’m not holding my breath. I think Jack either gets arrested or he makes it to Rebecca drunk and they have a blow-out. He’s definitely going to show up to the hotel and Rebecca is innocently hanging out with her ex in her hotel room. Jack is going to beat up the guy and then Rebecca is going to threaten to divorce him.

We shall see what kind of cliff hanger they leave us with next week during the season finale(no! Please don’t leave us). I have a feeling it’s going to be big!

The Bachelor Review

Yay it’s Bachelor Monday! This week we got three hours of The Bachelor, the final three dates and the women tell all! It was a night full of drama, so let’s dive in.

The show began with the end of Raven’s fantasy suit date. “Let’s just say Nick is good at what he does.”-Raven. Well honey I hope so,  he’s thirty freaking six. Looks like Nick gave Raven that big O. Then the really weird montage of Raven dancing around town. Like was that supposed some visual representation of what the big O is? Just no. Too corny. Anyway, I love Raven I give her props for admitting on national television that she’s only been with one guy and hasn’t you know what. She’s a girl who thinks highly of herself and I f with that. Unfortunately, I don’t think she’s the one Nick picks. She’s too young, but there’s no doubt in mind she’ll be just fine.

On to Rachel’s date. First off, who the heck thought cross-country skiing would be a good date? That crap is hard asf. As a skier, getting stuck on the flat parts is the WORST THING EVER and it’s not like they were even dressed in proper ski gear. So, I totally feel you Rachel. I didn’t pay too much attention to the date because it’s pointless since we already know she is The Bachelorette. Watching it with that critical eye, I can see how their connection just wasn’t as strong as Vanessa’s and Raven’s with Nick. My personal favorite line was “I know we are going to go so much deeper than we’ve gone before,”-Rachel. Literally Rachel, literally.

And lastly, Vanessa’s date. Another stupid date. Nick, are you trying to give Vanessa the flu? I loved how Vanessa kept cursing. Love me a person with a good potty mouth. She earned more points in my book. What I love about Vanessa and Nick is that they always have real conversations. None of it feels forced and it feels like we are actually watching a true couple talking. There is no doubt in my mind Vanessa is the one for Nick. He keeps saying how he likes to be challenged and boy does that girl challenge him. She’s not just stroking his ego because she wants the final rose. She says how she’s feeling and she’s not going to change herself to impress Nick. That’s badass. Also really producers? Don’t make the girl but a damn shirt on after the fantasy suit date. We obviously know what they did that night, but come on let us use a little much of our imagination.

Rachel getting sent home wasn’t too sad because we knew it was happening and she’s going to be the Bachelorette. Nick, telling a girl how great she is doesn’t make her feel much better. You still didn’t pick her. But, Rachel is going to slay as the Bachelorette and I can’t wait to watch!

Alright on to the Women Tell All! The night where you are trying to figure out if these girls were even on the show. Poor Nick had to walk in to my personal hell when he crashed the sorority house viewing party. “I literally almost fainted.” “He’s actually very hot like super hot.” Don’t you just love how they play into those stereotypes?

Let’s start with Liz. I wish she told Nick in the first place that she was hung up on someone and that’s why she didn’t pursue him. It would have made her seem so much less crazy. Maybe she did say it and the producers painted her differently. She’s actually a really good person and I’m glad people got to see that. I love how one second the girls are attacking her than the next they are like GIRL POWER we love you. You girls are so two- faced. Smh.

Taylor. The actual worst. I hope I never have to hear the words “emotional intelligence” EVER AGAIN. What normal person uses that phrase?? “I was giving feedback,” like OKAY, sure. Girl stop walking around like you are something special with your Masters Degree in psychology. It’s freaking PSYCHOLOGY, the most popular major ever. I was rolling my eyes so hard when she starting crying her fake tears. Really? Your life has been so hard after the show? People are so mean to you. Boohoo. You signed on to this and you brought it on yourself. Not getting sympathy from anyone. I wanted to give Corrine a standing ovation when she got up to get a glass of champagne. YAS GIRL. I feel you. I would need to be drunk to deal with these stupid bitches too. When she tried to say that mental health counselors are discriminated against or under appreciated???? Girl you are talking out of your butt. Obviously Taylor is the one who needs counseling.  Sure, you have a whole other party of your life yet you don’t freaking show it and don’t stop talking about intelligence. OKAY. And then expects an apology. GO AWAY.

CORRINE. Honestly, this girl has grown on me since the whole Taylor debacle. That whole feud actually made me like her. I think she’s just a victim of editing and is definitely not as stupid as everyone thinks. Best line of the night: “Everyone naps just like everyone poops.” The girl speaks the truth. These girls were freaking out so much about a stupid nap who freaking cares. You petty girls were just intimated by her that’s it plain and simple. Corrine did not owe Taylor any apology and I don’t know why the other girls think the two of them should have buried the hatchet. They never have to see each other ever again after this show so who the heck cares. I totally support Corrine with not apologizing. I wouldn’t have. The way she talked about Raquel was sweet. This girl isn’t some heartless bitch like Taylor tried to make her out to be. And the cheese pasta at the end was the best part. I wish I could have had some. I hope we see Corrine in Bachelor in Paradise. I need her one liners in my life.

Kristina had me and the whole place in tears. The girl has an amazing story and I really hope she uses this platform to do some good.

The rest of the night was boring and I could really care less about the girls grilling Nick. I can’t wait for next week to see if my prediction is right!

 

Why Everyone Should be Watching the “Chicago” Franchise

Tonight NBC premieres their fourth show in the “Chicago” franchise called “Chicago Justice.” Justice revolves around the world State’s Attorney’s office. Fans were able to get a glimpse of the show on Wednesday night when the show premiered its first episode in the epic Chicago cross overs known as “One Chicago.” It is going to be just as good as its counterparts. I think everybody should be watching all the Chicago shows and I’m here to tell you why.

  1. The Men- Naturally I’m going to start off with what is the biggest reason to watch any television show-the eye candy. Okay so maybe it isn’t the biggest reason, but it will get you to keep scrolling once you see pictures of these sexy men. The best part is they are all part of some service that is saving one person or another. It does not get much hotter than that!

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Chicago Fire- to the left is Lt. Matt Casey and Lt. Kelly Severide

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Chicago P.D. – Detectives Adam Ruzek and Jay Halstead

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Chicago Med- Doctors Will Halstead and Connor Rhodes

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Chicago Justice- Assistant State Attorney Peter Stone and Chief Investigator Antonio Dawson

2. The Women- Of course with hot men come hot bad ass women! The Chicago series does a great job creating strong women characters who can hold their own in male dominated careers. Chicago Fire dedicated part of a season to Gabby Dawson’s journey to becoming a firefighter and showed the challenges/prejudices women face.

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Chicago Fire- Paramedic’s Gabby Dawson and Sylvie Brett

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Chicago P.D.- Detectives Erin Lindsay and Kim Burgess

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Chicago Med- Dr. Natalie Manning and Dr. April Sexton

3. The Couples- It wouldn’t be tv show without couples to ship! The Chicago series likes to have their characters date each other from different shows. My favorite couples are the ones who are in the same show: Dawsey and Linstead. I live for any scene involving the couples. There’s something so sexy when the men get protective over their girls. GOALS.

 

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Chicago Fire- Gabby Dawson and Matt Casey

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Chicago P.D.- Jay Halstead and Erin Lindsay

4. The Stories- The Chicago franchise does a great job with balancing the personal lives of the characters and the story lines they want to tell. Most of the calls and cases the characters work on are based on true stories that the writers get from talking to actual firefighters and cops in Chicago.

5. Molly’s Bar- Dawson, Herrmann and Otis purchase a bar and name it Molly’s. The bar is the hot spot for all four shows characters to go and unwind after a long hard days at work. Viewers get to see all the characters from the show interact with each other. It makes the shows seem more real. They even had a couple of Chicago Blackhawks show up at the bar.  Makes me wish I had a neighborhood bar like that to go to!

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Trust me. Just watch one of the four shows and you will understand the obsession!

Ed Sheeran Has Me Emotionally Unstable

After three long years, Ed Sheeran has finally released his new album Divide. And what can I say? Ed you did it again and I’m in love. Even if you are sick of hearing Shape of You over played on the radio, I suggest everyone to stop what they are doing and listen to the ginger musical god work his magic. Every song on the album is different from the next and yet so Ed. If Perfect and How Would You Feel does not make you want to cry or even shed a tear than you are not human. And this coming from a girl who has a black heart and soul. Ed actually makes me want to have somebody who loves me that much. I know, I can’t even believe those words as I’m writing them. Start taking notes fellas, this is how a girl wants to be loved. I’m pretty sure Ed was reading my diary when he wrote Dive and Barcelona. His sexy raspy vocals on Dive makes me feel some type of way. I can relate to that emotion boy.I just want to shout the lyrics to the world. Barcelona makes me wish it was summertime and I am about to hop on the first flight out to Barca. Who doesn’t love dancing and sangria? I also think Castle on the Hill does not get as much love as it deserves. It is a classic U2-esque song that we need more of on American radio. So, BRB while I go listen to Divide on repeat for the next month and am curled up in a ball crying one minute and dancing around in my room the next. Thanks Ed for making 2017 a little more bright.

Jets Clearing House

The New York Jets were turning a new page in their troubled franchise book when they cut once faces of the franchise Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold this week. They also cut Brandon Marshall to clear some cap money. With all these moves, the Jets made it clear that they are in rebuild mode and the old washed up players are just not doing it anymore. The Jets were smart to make these moves and save money, but they also made it clear they have no identity anymore. They can build around the beast Leonard Williams, but as the modern NFL has proven, you are nothing until you have yourself a premiere quarterback. We can all pretend all we want that the old saying “Defenses win Championships” is true, but the NFL as become the league of the quarterback. If you do not have Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback, you most likely are not winning the Super Bowl.

As is the story every freaking season, the Jets need a franchise quarterback and they need one bad. Let’s not pretend Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg will ever be starting quarterbacks in the NFL. They are terrible. NFL backups at best. Petty shows flashes of nothing. Geno Smith was better than him and Smith is terrible. There’s a reason Hackenberg was never allowed to dress on game days…I’ll just leave it at that. The Jets perfect quarterback is sitting in our arch enemy’s hand. Yes, I’m talking about Jimmy Garoppolo. He would be a perfect for the Jets, unfortunately we will never get him because Bill Belichick is a jerk; he’s more than just a jerk but if I ever want a job in the sports industry I’ll refrain from saying how I really feel about that terrible man. Why would he ever trade his best kept secret to the team he hates the most? The Jets should make the phone call anyway, at least say they tried.

The Jets just need to draft a running back at number six, tank this season and wait to draft their future franchise quarterback next season. The scouting reports say there will be plenty to choose from. It shouldn’t be hard to suck this year because we don’t have a quarterback, but we are talking about the Jets and they can’t even lose properly. Maybe the Jets will pull some miracle trade out of their butt and give us a false sense of hope. Otherwise, buckle up Jets fans, the misery is not over yet and there’s no end in sight.