Catch and release

My plan for today was to write more about baseball in general but today’s biggest news is not related to baseball and the purpose of this blog is to focus on current sporting events.  I may still add some baseball facts later on so check back.

Here is a little bit of off the field drama that may just catapult the drama-hungry woman, like me, into the world of sports:  Aaron Hernandez is a football player for the New England Patriots.  He plays the position of Tight End.  He is very, very good.  Last week, one of his friends with whom he was partying with, was shot multiple times and found by a jogger less than a mile from Hernandez’s house in Massachusetts.  Hernandez immediately became a suspect and has been under investigation ever since.  Finally, today, he was arrested which was expected.  What was not expected is that the New England Patriots fired him immediately.  Aaron Hernandez is not having a good day.  This is a very interesting story and certainly will provide you and your man a lot of material for conversation.  Follow up on the details of the story from ESPN.

Now, what makes this interesting from a football perspective is that Hernandez was expected to be the number one Tight End for the Patriots for this upcoming season.  The Patriots have been a top echelon team for over a decade.  The release of Hernandez brings into question how good can the Patriots be next year?  All eyes are going to be on the Pats, whether you are a fan of the team or not, so every girl should pay attention to their record for her man.

The other side of the story is that the Patriots recently signed Tim Tebow who was a shining star in college football but has not yet made an impact in the NFL.  But not for lack of trying.  He is definitely a media favorite and is talked about every week regardless of whether or not he plays.  He entered the NFL as a quarterback but could be re-positioned as a Tight End and probably will in light of this Hernandez situation.  If Tebow makes the team, which is still up in the air through camp, we will be watching his performance with bated breath.

This is situation is really something girls can get into and it has nothing to do with X’s and O’s (rules of the game).