The Bad, The Good, and the Good

What a roller coaster of a ride last weekend with the NY Mets and the NY Giants. The Mets (who had a great regular season), went into a funk at the wrong time, and lost to the San Diego Padres in the NL Wildcard Round of the play-offs. Seemed every player (and even the manager) kind of ran out of steam and they were never able to get things back on track. Starting with losing games against teams like Pittsburgh, Miami, an Chicago cost them the opportunity to put away the division. That was followed by them getting outplayed and out pitched by the Atlanta Braves the last weekend of the season and ended up losing the division on a tiebreaker. Not sure what to do when you build your team and your strategy on having dominate pitching (Scherzer and DeGrom) and then they don’t come through as expected. Kind of deflated the entire team. In the past I would be mad for weeks and complain about everything they did wrong. But this year is different. It was a great and exiting year, and while they came up a bit short, I thinks things look good going forward (The do need to sign DeGrom and Diaz) and looking forward to spring training 2023

On the opposite side of the table was the NY Football Giants. They outplayed Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and came away with a 27-22 win. Was a big win for a team that was projected to be at the bottom of the league. But with new head coach Brian Daboll getting rid of the negativity of the past years (Awful coaches Ben Macadoo, Pat Shurmer, Joe Judge) and bringing in lots of positivity and enthusiasm, the Giants are off to a 4 – 1 start and look like they will be playing some meaningful football throughout the season. Its a bit strange, trying to be positive, and enjoying the winning after being so used to losing games (usually on a last second touchdown or field goal) tin the past. Hopefully they can keep things rolling this week against Baltimore at home

As a side note – The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are showing they work to do if they want to get back to the FCS play-offs. Hopefully they can get a win this week against Cornell. Here is some history on the Lehigh Football Team. Lehigh has won a Division II National Championship (1977) and has been national runner up in the I-AA tournament in 1979.

Looking forward to the Philly Non-Sport Card show this weekend at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA – Hall E. Always fun to see fellow collectors and try and pick up some missing promos and other cards I am looking for. While the non-sports card collecting scene is not as big an is not thriving as much as sports cards, there are still some high value cards floating around as well as some new sets that look interesting. Should be a great show, with pictures of the show and cards to follow next week

Hard to believe its already the 4th week of Survivor and Amazing Race. Both shows are off to great starts and I am really looking forward to tonight. It does get a little easier to follow as contestants / teams are eliminated and there are less people to focus on. Will try to write a recap of tonight shows tomorrow (been having trouble writing lately, so hopefully promising to write will get me motivated

And lastly, a little plug for my daughter. She recently graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY with a degree in Filmmaking. She’s very creative, and currently looking for employment in the film / video industry, focusing on editing. Check out here website at

I will leave you with a classic cartoon video of Michigan J Frog. That’s all folks


About AverageAndy

An average guy living a great life in New Jersey.
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