Why does Janay Rice blame everyone but her husband..and what's next for Ray?
I have 2 theories on Janay Rice, concerning the Instagram message she sent out on the morning on September 9th, criticizing fans, the NFL and the media (of course) for her husband, Baltimore Raven Running Back Ray Rice's suspension. I'm no doctor, but here's what I see.
Theory #1 – Janay didn't write this. My guess? Ray himself wrote it or one of Ray's "people" wrote it, trying to make it look like she's not mad at the situation. It makes no sense why she would write it. She claims we've all ruined everything for them. Did WE punch you in the face? Perhaps she was forced to post this. Why? She posted it out of fear. Fear that her millionaire husband would leave her if she didn't try to help clean up his image. Or maybe fear of what he'd do if she DIDN'T post it.
Theory #2 – Janay has seen domestic violence too many times before. I really hope that Ms Rice doesn't view what her husband did as acceptable behavior. "We're in love" and "He didn't really mean it" stuff is CLASSIC battered woman material. I fear that she has grown up with domestic abuse in her family and views that as "normal". I also fear that Ray sees hitting a woman as normal. It's not.
If you haven't seen the video by now, here's the FULL VERSION
There is NO acceptable reason to EVERY strike a woman. If conflict arises, WALK AWAY. Don't tell me she was charging at him. He takes hits from Patrick Willis, Clay Matthews and other NFL stars. He's a professional athlete in tip top physical condition. There's no way that woman was going to strike him in a way that he was going to be seriously hurt. His left cross would've made Joe Frazier proud. Get out of the elevator and WALK AWAY.
What's next for Ray Rice? Not much. Yeah, he'll serve his suspension. Yeah, an NFL team will give him a shot in 2015. But what will a 28 year old running back who's productivity has declined in recent years do? Not much. The NFL chews up running backs & spits them out. His productive years are gone. And so is his NFL career.
The Brewers are playing handball with a curb these days.. Its been a horrible stretch and now we are relegated to actually glancing at the Wild Card Standings and monitoring how the Braves are doing. I've conceded the NL Central race to St Louis.. Horrible that after one week the Brewers went from first place and legit contenders in the NL to being written off.
Maybe this team really wasn't that good to begin with. I still think, if they can get into the postseason, that they can beat any one of those teams in the National League. Even St Louis..
Who's going to put the team's on their back? The pitching staff has been bad during this recent stretch excpet for Mike Fiers but the staff has carried the load all season and the offense needs to pick up the pitching right now.. It has to turn around tonight and the Brewers desperately need to get on a roll of more than one game before this turns out to be one of the biggest disapppointments in team history.
I wrote a week ago that I was worried about the upcoming West Coast road trip for the Milwaukee Brewers. I have seen it before, where teams will ruin a season late in the year with a road trip out West. Six straight losses later, the Brewers find themselves looking up to St Louis in the NL Central and the "Firing Roenicke" squad is out. To make this quick, firing Roenicke isnt even on the Brewers radar and to blame him for the recent slide is absurd. The firing of Ned Yost in Sept 2008, unfortunately, set a horrible precedent.Relieving Roenicke at this point would be a knee jerk reaction and it isn't happening.
Not breaking news, but the Wiscosin opener in Houston vs LSU is a MASSIVE game for about two dozen reasons. But I'll give you my top 3 (in no particular order)
A - Carry the Big Ten Flag. Let's be honest: The Big Ten has been a JOKE the last few years. There have only been a handful of "big" wins for the B10 over the 5 seasons and beating one of the top teams in the top conference would go a LONG way to restoring SOME pride for Big Ten fans. The same could be said for next week's Michigan State/Oregon game in Eugene, OR.
Fun Fact #1 - The Badgers are 1-6 in their last 7 bowl games.
B - National Exposure. Sure, the fans in this state all know how well Wisconsin has played recently. Their record over the last 8 years is very good. Bret Bielema was 68-24 in 7 years with 3 trips to the Rose Bowl (coached in 2) and Gary Andersen was 9-4 in his 1st year as head coach. However, the Badgers aren't looked at as an ELITE team in college football. Beating a team that IS looked at as ELITE, would go a long way. Plus, it doesn't hurt to beat a team a few hour from Houston, IN HOUSTON.
Fun Fact #2 - Houston has more LSU alumni than any city outside of Louisiana.
C - This could jump start 2014. Look at the Badgers schedule. It's bad. No, it's REALLY bad. This game was put on the schedule to hopefully get Wisconsin into the final four IF they can run the table. After LSU, they play NOBODY until the final 3 weeks of the season (Nebraska, Iowa & Minnesota). Bucky NEEDS this win to be in the national championship hunt. Lose? Well, you can kiss the "final four" goodbye.
Fun Fact #3- The Badgers don't play Michigan, ohio state or Michigan state. I don't know the last time that happend. I tried to look it up.
Have another reason why this game is so big for Wisconin? Tell me below!!
There have been contending teams that have gone out West in the season's final weeks and have come back buried.. Its where pennant hopes sometimes die. I remember one of my first year's covering the Brewers, in 1983, they left in late August, a half game out of first place,lost nearly every game on the trip. They were an afterthought when they returned to Milwaukee..
The Brewers start a nine game road trip tonight in San Diego. They cannot afford any 2 and 7 trip by the time they return home on September 4. They seem like a resilient team and have been able to fend off any challengers. They have survived injuries and a mid season seven game losing skid to find themselves still in control of the division. In some ways, they have been surprising that they haven't relinguished the lead yet.. Im hoping it stays that way thru these next nine games..
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If the Brewers are going to go on and win the NL Central,they might be able to look back at the quality starts they received from Jimmy Nelson and Mike Fiers. Neither was counted on this year but the Marco Estrada switch to Nelson and Fiers for the injured Matt Garza have proven to be huge for the team. Both Fiers and Nelson were putting up big numbers at Triple A and thus far,they have been a boost to an already solid starting rotation.
We will see Fiers again tonight against Toronto at Miller Park. Im not hanging my hat on the Fiers train just yet and don't expect him to pitch at the extreme level that he is at,but his two outings thus far,could be two wins the Brewers could look back on, if they win the division. Just hoping Fiers is able to keep holding the fort down if and when Garza returns.