This Sunday was just a bad overall Sunday for my teams.
My Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the field for the first NFL game this season and proceeded to get beaten by the Detroit Lions. The last time these two teams played in Tampa last season, the Lions won as well, all but assuring the Buccaneers wouldn’t make the playoffs. I’ve had a lot of questions whether the Bucs defense would be able to step it up without Barrett Ruud in the middle. Matthew Stafford did have a great game and the Lions defense really contained the run causing the Bucs not to run much with LeGarrette Blount who ran for over 1000 yards in 13 games last season.
At least Mike Williams and Josh Freeman still have great chemistry. I was able to snag this today on CheckOutMyCards for just 85 cents. I love how shiny the card is and I love die-cuts so this was a perfect addition to my collection. (And he helped me in my Battle of the Bloggers Fantasy Football League)
Moving on to my other favorite team today, the Boston Red Sox lost another game to the Rays with their ace Jon Lester on the mound. It seems the Rays have the Red Sox number this year going 9-5 so far against the Sox and that doesn’t make me very happy. The Red Sox are a dreadful 2-8 in their last 10 and Tim Wakefield hopes to finally win game number 200 after an off day on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
I notice when Adrian Gonzalez isn’t hitting, the Red Sox aren’t winning. So I picked up this Adrian Gonzalez card off CheckOutMyCards today for 30 cents in hopes that it might turn things around. Again, a nice, shiny card to add to my collection. I love all the shiny cards Topps has put out this year in baseball so I’ve been trying to get my hands on all the shiny Red Sox cards I can. Plus I have 3 Diamond Die-Cut Red Sox cards (Beckett, Youkilis, Buchholz) coming in the mail tomorrow, I hope.
So this Sunday was a bad day for my sports teams but a good day for picking up cards from my sports teams.
Just a friendly reminder, make sure to stay tuned to the blog this week as I will be revealing the season long NFL contest along with the fabulous prizes I have to give away to you guys who read this site. It should be awesome, so make sure you tell all of your friends to stop by this week a few times. Or don’t, that way you have a better chance to win the awesome stuff I will be giving away.