Monday, January 16th, 2017

Green Jacket, Rating Blues

Bubba Watson won his second Masters in three years last weekend. It was a great feat, but his three shot win was not dramatic. Bubba had it wrapped up as they made the turn on Sunday. No surprise that the Masters had its worst rating in a decade. No Tiger, no Phil on the weekend and no drama. Maybe Jordan Spieth will drive the ratings someday, but not yet.

OH Canada

So hockey is a pretty big deal in Canada, eh? Looks like Canadians may need to turn their attention to the NBA playoffs this year instead. There are seven Canadian teams that play in the NHL, and only one of them (Montreal) made the playoffs. It’s the first time in four decades that only one Canadian team will vie for the Stanley Cup. Is there a reason? Perhaps, as usual, it’s all about money. All seven Canadian teams rank in the bottom half of NHL payrolls.


The Jets have been active in free agent signings this offseason. They acquired some offensive weapons in Michael Vick, Eric Decker, and now Chris Johnson.  Michael Vick will be a wild card this year. The Jets are hoping he will compete with Geno Smith for the starting job at quarterback. Neither option can be any worse than Mark Sanchez.

Chris Johnson was an interesting signing. The Jets already have a good running back in Chris Ivory, but Johnson will likely take over as the starter and Ivory will become more of the 3rd down back.

With a two-year, $8 million deal, the Jets know that Chris Johnson is on the down side of his career. However, he still has a little juice left in the tank. He is still averaging over 4.6 yards a carry and has amazing field vision and elusiveness that will give the Jets more offensive options this season.

Eric Decker is the best pick up the Jets signed this offseason. Decker put up impressive stats last season in Denver with 11TDs, 87 receptions, 1,288yds and a career average of 13.8yds a catch. With a five-year, $36 million deal; Decker will be a Jet for a while. He is an added playmaker alongside ex-Raider Jacolby Ford. Decker and Ford are some of the missing pieces that the Jets need for an improved passing attack this upcoming season.

I have no idea if these additions will help the Jets make the playoffs, but I have a feeling some Giants fans may abandon ship and start hopping on the Jets bandwagon this year.