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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Are the Brewers kidding me?

This may be a bit premature but with a 5-0 deficit in the sixth I feel pretty safe. It was just four days ago that we all thought that the Cubs were in trouble in the NL Central. Well, that was four days ago. Since then, the Cubs beat the Brewers three times and most likely four. Playing at home, the Brewers were not able to win a game even with Sabathia and Sheets on the mound. If this lead for the Cubs continues, the Brewers only came close to winning in one game. If the Cubs go on to win this game 5-0 the Brewers were outscored in this series 25-7.
Don't make the Hulk angry (get it because all he eats are greens).

Tyree play should not have counted

While reading the article in Sports Illustrated about the Tyree play, I noticed that in picture sequence there was something fishy. I have highlighted the problem areas.
There were possibly two blocks in the back on the same play.
The first picture there is not too much contact. It seems from the video that he just brushed the back of the other player.This is a screen-shot of the YouTube video. It happened right before the second image above. The lineman apparently followed through with his block in the back.

Examining footage of the play:

For the second picture pause the first video below at 17 seconds in or just watch the movement of the lineman #67 Kareem McKenzie.
Who, me?

You see that it is an obvious block in the back.

Different view pause at 10 seconds in.

Don't get me wrong, penalties go unnoticed on every play but I had to put this one out there.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yankees Look Pudgier

With the loss of starting catcher Jorge Posada for the rest of the season, the Yankees made a splash today. The Yankees have traded the Tigers Kyle Farnsworth in exchange of Ivan Rodriguez. Pudge, who is hitting .295 this season waived his no trade clause to join the Yanks. With the acquisition of Nady and now Rodriquez, the only thing holding the Yankees back from a championship is their pitching. Could this be the end of Posada in Yankee pinstripes?
Ivan is thanking higher powers that he is in World Series contention.

On a second note, what the heck are baseball GMs doing at this deadline. First the Teixeira trade, and now this. Oh, let's trade a all-star catcher for a pitcher that hasn't done anything spectacular this year. What's next? Manny to the Dodgers for Jason Schmidt?

Hey, you gotta love Kyle's picture.

Link initiation holmes: 7/30

Giambi doesn't like the antics of Brian Roberts- Mr. Irrelevant
20 ways to die dunking- Athlists
NBA takes on books in Oprah's book club- Cuzoogle
Favorite team suck? Sue them!- Lion in Oil
Linking famous athletes to Derek Jeter- The World of Isaac

10 worst MLB deadline trades ever

With the MLB trade deadline looming and already one seemingly bad trade so far (Teixeira for Kotchman), let's take a look back at the worst deadline deals ever.

10. Yankees trade Jay Buhner to the Mariners for Ken Phelps-1988 Buhner hit 307 homers and had 951 RBIs over his 14 years with the Mariners. Phelps hit .224 for the rest of the year and was traded the following year.

9. Astros trade Freddie Garcia, Carlos Guillen and John Halama to the Mariners for Randy Johnson-1998 Johnson's stay in Houston was short lived while the Mariners got 2 great players.

8. Blue Jays trade David Cone to the Yankees for Marty Janzsen, Jason Jarvis and Mike Gordon-1995
Cone helped the Yankees win a couple of rings while none of the players that the Blue Jays acquired played in the majors.

7. The Mets trade Scott Kazmir and Jose Diaz to the Rays for Victor Zambrano and Bartolome Fortunato- 2004 Victor Zambrano was (out of the league now) terrible for the Mets while Kazmir is a stud for the Rays. The only thing that is preventing this from going to the top is the fact that Kazmir's career is still young.

6. Mariners trade Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek to Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocumb- 1997
Lowe had two tremendous seasons in 2002 (21-8), and 2003 (17-7), while Varitek is the captain for the Red Sox. Slocumb had two seasons with Seattle with an ERA at about 5 and a record of 2-9.
5. Tigers trade John Smoltz to the Braves for Doyle Alexander- 1987
Alexander, while decent, only lasted two more seasons. We all know what Smoltz has done with the Braves since.

4. Red Sox trade Jeff Bagwell to the Astros for Larry Andersen- 1990

Boston got a 37 year old dud while Houston got a future HOFer.

3. A's send Mark McGwire to Cardinals for pitchers T.J. Mathews, Eric Ludwick and Blake Stein (July 31, 1997)
St. Louis got 220 homers while the A's got 3 mediocre at best pitchers that only lasted the A's about a season each.

2. Cubs trade Lou Brock to the Cards for Ernie Broglio (June 15, 1964)
The Cubs traded away 24 year old Lou Brock, a Hall of Famer for a pitcher that went 7-19 in two seasons with the Cubs.

1. The Expos trade Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips, and Lee Stevens to the Indians for Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew- 2002 For two months of Colon's service the Expos gifted the Indians 1. 25 year old, 3 time all-star, gold glove outfielder 2. all-star and feasible Cy Young winner 3. great second basman that is now with the Reds Did I mention that the Expos didn't even finish close to making the playoffs that year?

Like the list? Don't like it? Drop your opinion in the comments.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Steven Marek better be good

Today, the Angels and Braves made a trade. Mark Teixeira for Casey Kotchman and Steven Marek. Really? Unless this Marek kid actually does something, I see this as by far the worst trade of the year. The Braves give up 8 dingers and 24 RBI's. You are allowed to sell, but not for mush less than you had. One question. How is there no way that neither Boston or the Yankees could give that amount of talent up. That's a thumbs down for Atlanta.

Pacman Adam Pacman Jones ladies and gentlemen

There is confusion at Cowboys camp today. After joining the Cowboys, Pacman Jones told people to call him by his given name Adam. Adam "Pacman" Jones now says it is O.K. to call him Pacman if he is on the football field. Adam, I have news for you, you are not spiderman. Either take the name Pacman, or don't. I am not going to go about the day policing myself to whether I correctly used his nickname.

Although his shirt says Pacman, this man while have his face pounded in if he doesn't call him Adam.

Link initiation holmes: 7/29

Why you can't win your fantasy football league - Epic Carinval
Kwame Brown's thievery continues, is he the worst #1 pick ever? - The Angry T
Vote for biggest sports choke of the year - Don Chavez
Agent Zero has a pretty nice pool - D.C. Sports Bog
Changes for PTI and ATH? - Small White Ball
Pacman Jones in a car commercial - on205th
Top 10 Olympics mascots- Inventor Spot

NBA: Mission (Not) Accomplished

Today, corrupt former NBA ref Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in jail. The NBA wants you to believe that this was just one bad apple.
That would be believable if he did not make hundreds of phone calls to another ref that is currently still officiating for the NBA. Before this whole ref scandal even came out, fans thought that the league was and still is playing to the bigger market teams. Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S., grabbed the first pick with only a 1.7% chance to do so. That also may be believable if the selection process wasn't behind closed doors. Not only does the NBA not do it the normal way (team with worst record picks first etc.), they decide to run the process where no one but people associated with the NBA can see if it is legit. If Stern wants to resolve the NBA's credibility issue, start with a open door selection process and let the whole world see that there is no monkey business going on in the ping pong ball room.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Is China kidding me?

China has set up a sex determination lab for the Olympics. Yes, they need a way to test whether a person is a man or a woman. Reports say that this practice has taken place in prior Olympics as well to prevent men from taken place in events for women. What man in their right mind would want to change to be a woman to do good in the Olympics? I guess that they wouldn't be in their right mind. They have caught people before too.

Let's play a little game, shall we.

Man or woman?

I'll give you a hint. The name is Santhi Soundarajan. Oh. That didn't really help. Anyways, after competing in a event for women in 2006 and winning a silver medal, he failed a gender verification test.

Soccer field strikes again

Take a look at this recent video where the soccer player's ankle gets JACKED UP!

Here are some more examples of the field's body of work:

For some reason they don't want this one embedded.

Other crazy soccer injuries that don't have to do with the field.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Poor Canada

America's little brother to the north took a beating while I was gone.

Here are the highlights.

The whole premise of this game was just mean. Did anyone really expect Canada to come out and show up Team USA. Let's just save time and hand them the gold medal right now and save other poor countries from embarrassment.

Tour De Whogivesaflip

Chances are that you are not watching the Tour De France. Chances are that you just don't care. Without Lance Armstrong, this sport has reduced to pure rubbish. Steroids are rampid in cycling that the winners get questioned no matter what. Has anyone even watched this? I bet that you couldn't even name the leader if you tried. I sure can't. I don't think that this sport can be fixed. This is like the Bulls after Jordan, but hey, they managed to sort of turn things around.
In case you were wondering, your leader is Carlos Sastre (but you probably weren't).

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Baseball videos you need to see

This little turd tries to trick the ump.

Pitcher craps pants because of Tony Batista.

I have no idea about this video.

What are the chances of this.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Car soccer makes soccer interesting

Cars+ giant soccer ball= awesome

I look into my crystal ball and I see the CSL. The Car Soccer League will take North America by storm and become more popular than the NFL. You heard it from me first.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Butterbean in MMA

I didn't know until recently that that tubby boxer that we all love was in MMA. I wonder how his ground game is. Does he need a ground game or can he just sit on them and it he gets a submission.
Here are some Butterbean MMA fights of the bean:
The opening of this fight is downright hilarious.

Butterbean almost takes down the whole cage.

Apparently he thinks he can knock Kimbo out.

Oh maybe he can. This is the guy Kimbo almost lost to.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ronaldinho's Top 10 Goals

We know how great Ronaldinho is. Here are his greatest of great goals.

The sad part about this is, even if he somehow becomes a part of the MLS, America will still not be excited about soccer (yes i can write about soccer I'm versatile like a chameleon).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hardest Hits Ever

Warning: turn volume low before watching ( I'm always there for you in spirit even though I may not physically be at a computer).

That video may be the best on the tube.

Here is another compilation of NCAA big hits.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Time for a rule?

You may have seen this already.

What I love about it is that he strikes out anyways. Your team is down by 5 with only 1 out left, just sit down. Last time I checked you couldn't get a five run homer.

To my knowledge, the almighty Bud has not created a rule yet.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Are these guys kidding?

Keep in mind that these men are shooting little plastic balls at each other.

How do you even feel if you are hit when you are wearing half of a tree? I have two words for these men, grow up.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

O.J. Mayo hits a fantastic buzzer-beater

The game doesn't matter but it is still amazing.

If Kevin Love is hot garbage this year, the T-Wolves fans will be calling for a new GM.

Friday, July 18, 2008

You know you want to wrestle a woman that takes charge

Watch and enjoy as this woman goes completely insane and manhandles a man.

Soooo, I don't think I want to wrestle her anymore.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm not leaving you out to dry

I am going on vacation again (it's the last time I promise). This time though I have posts set up to post themselves each day. They will just be videos that I find interesting with what I have to say about them. I should be back the 26th and I am leaving tomorrow. You can read the post each day but you should also check out some older post that you may not have seen or check out some of the blogs in the blogroll.

Slowest day in sports ideas

As you may know, yesterday, June 16 was official the slowest day in sports. I have no idea how ESPN even had Sportscenter. With that, I've got your back on what to do next year on the slowest day in sports.

Watch some crazy sports videos on Youtube.
Pop in a tape of a game that you taped 8 years ago.
Watch ESPN classic.
Sleep the whole day.
Actually get off your computer (I know it's hard) and play some wiffleball.
Watch regular ESPN even though they will talk about essentially nothing.
Make your own video of crazy basketball shots.
Go to Sports Illusrated's vault.

Now we are just hungover.

What did you do to fulfill your sporting needs?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

In case you missed it: Larry Craig bobblefoot night in minor leagues

Remember the man who was caught tapping his foot for a sexual favor in the airport stall? In late May, the insanity that is minor league promotions gave away a first of its' kind bobblefoot featuring the infamous foot tapper.

You know you want one. I can see it now. A Roger Clemens bobble hand where he inserts a needle into his butt.

Charles Barkley, please stop golfing

Not only is his swing the most horrendous thing on earth:

his swing just got him last place in the golf tournament in Tahoe.
Charles, enough is enough, just stop golfing.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stephon Marbury gets yet another head tatoo

By now we have all seen Starbury's brand on his temple. I have the exclusive first look at his next head tatoo.

Jermaine O'Neil looks decent in a Toronto Raptors uniform

With one trade for Jermaine O'Neal, the Toronto Raptors look like a big contender in the East. Here is your first look:

As long as he stays out of the stands everything should be fine in Toronto.

5 ways to make the Home Run Derby more interesting

Don't get me wrong, I loved watching Josh Hamilton hitting bombs. Other than that, it was rather bland. So how about we spice things up a bit.

1. Pay the kids in the outfield money for each ball they fetch.
Wouldn't kids giving choke-holds and arm bars to each other while fighting over the ball be cool? It will teach kids the lesson of survival of the fittest, while also bringing more entertainment to the viewers.

2. Use metal bats.
I was a bit disappointed, while all night they were talking about hitting out of the stadium it didn't happen. The easy fix, metal bats. Let's bring the ping of college baseball that everyone loves to the Home Run Derby. If they had metal bats last night, there is no doubt that a ball would have went out. Farther hits= more entertainment.

3. Use Erin Andrews more.
You can never have too much Erin Andrews. Not only is she pleasant to the eyes (unlike Berman), but she also was the one last night who knew their stuff. Between Chris Berman and Joe Morgan, that was awful. They should put her intelligence in the commentators seat.

4. Zap Chis Berman each time he says back.
We all know those collars that people put on dogs that zap them each time they bark. Strap one of those to Berman and we won't be hearing that repetitive "back, back, back" much longer.

5. Actually have home run hitters.
This choice is the most obvious. It's no fun watching Evan Longoria trying to hit home runs. Watching Ryan Howard hit bombs, well that's another story. A home run derby without the home run leader is a crime. Add the true home run hitters with the metal bats and then you have some real entertainment.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Look out Candace Parker

Brittney Griner is coming for you.
I'm sorry Candace, but this:

has absolutely nothing on the dunk in this video.

Don't you feel sorry for that little girl that got slammed on. That was a NBA throwdown. The poor girl signed up for some innocent high school basketball and instead got jammed on. OK I'm not really sorry for her anymore.

Seattle Mariners are the New York Knicks of the MLB

There are some sad times at Seattle High right now.

Adrian Beltre $13,400,000
Kenji Johjima $6,383,333
Miguel Batista (um, who?) $9,500,000
Jose Vidro $8,500,000
Carlos Silva $8,250,000

These five players combined are getting paid more than the whole roster of the Florida Marlins who, mind you, are currently only a game and a half out of first place.

Beltre for all of that money, is only hitting .259. There are seven players on the Marlins who have a better average than that and combined are getting paid only $8,301,000 this year. Johjima is hitting below the Mendoza line and has only 3 homers. Miguel Batista has a 6.22 ERA. Jose Vidro may be the saddest excuse for a DH in the league. He is hitting .215 with only 5 homers. Finally, Carlos Silva has a 5.46 ERA. Hows that for under performance.

Would anyone like a starting pitcher with a ERA of 6.22. Anybody? Nobody? Why not? Oh don't mind that he is 37. This is kind of like the Knicks trying to get rid of the recently insane(see tatoo) Stephon Marbury. What a mess.
Yeah they were happy about it then.
Oh yeah, they still have to deal with Richie Sexson's mega contract. Next stop for Richie? Getting knocked out in a celebrity boxing match by Jose Canseco.

Best 3 basketball players to never make the NBA

Three sad tales of players who couldn't stay out of trouble. Where would they be if they had, no one knows. But, hey, we can at least rate them.

3. Booger Smith (video has some strong language)

What??????? He didn't get any money from a documentary about himself? That is a travesty. Anyway, if he had made it to the NBA, his moves would have made him one of the best players of the past decade.

2. Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell-he has to be pretty good to be better than Kidd, even better if he can actually shoot.

1. Earl Manigault- his nickname is The Goat (Greatest Of All Time) for a reason. He may be exactly that.

Better than Wilt and Dr. J, now that is saying something. There is not much video of this guy in action, but with Kareem saying that, there is no doubt he is number one on this list. There is no way of ever knowing but if he had played, there would be a challenger to MJ's spot of the greatest ever to play in the NBA.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gotsta Hate It: Darkmane

If you have watch ESPN once over the past two weeks, there is no doubt that you have seen this terrible excuse for a commercial. For those of you that somehow haven't seen it, it is a commercial for the X-Games. First of all, I have no idea how they came up with this maniac. Two, why should this make me want to watch the X-games? It really makes me want to watch it less (as if I was going to watch it anyway).

That is not a commercial! If I see one of these idiotic commercials one more time, i am going to do to my T.V. what he did to this vase.

Here are the rest of the stupid Darkmane commercials:

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Packers Welcome Brett...kind of

A day after the legend asked for his unconditional release, the Packers have released a statement. The Packers say that Brett is welcome to rejoin the team. If this seems too good to be true, that is because it is. They welcomed Brett back today under the condition that he is Aaron Rodger's back-up. The Packers are not willing to discuss his situation at this point other than that he is welcome to return to the Packers. I doubt that Brett will want to return to the NFL only to be a back-up. With the the Packers actually releasing him unlikely because of the probability of him staying in the NFC North, he will most likely end up in a AFC uniform. The Jets, Ravens, and Dolphins all look like possible fits for a one year stay for Brett.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Favre as a Bear, Lion, and Viking

In the wake of Brett Favre requesting his release from the Packers, he has a few viable teams to go to. They all happen to reside in the NFC North. His options are the Bears, Lions, and the Vikings as the title suggests. What would he look like in any one of these uniforms you ask? You have come to the right place.
This would be great for the Bears. With no one to pass to though, they won't go very far.
The Lions have also been thrown out there as a possible suitor for Favre. This probably makes the least sense out of the three because the Lions actually have a QB. He could, though,be a back-up for the oft shaken-up Kitna.
Finally, the Vikings. If the Vikings happen to get Favre, it will be a god send. The only thing holding back the Vikes from the Super Bowl is the slow development of Tavaris Jackson. Bringing in Favre will not only make them big contenders for a ring this year, but with Favre mentoring Jackson, the Vikings could be a powerhouse for years to come.
(Thank you to whomever created the Favre on the Vikings.)
What do you think? Where should Favre go? What team makes the most sense?

Obama Loves Him Some Nascar

A deal is in the works for Barack Obama to sponsor a Nascar team. The driver that may slap "Obama '08" on the side of his car is Ken Schrader driver of the #49 car. The sponsorship will be for Pocono August 3rd. What will happen if Schrader doesn't qualify for the race? Oh man that wouldn't be what the Obama camp was looking for.
Sorry, that would be way too hard for me to photoshop.

Phavre's a Phoenix...again

On Friday, Brett Favre requested his unconditional release from the Green Bay Packers. In a letter that Favre sent the Packers, he told them that he wished to continue playing and went on to ask for his release from the Packers. The last straw seems to be the unanswered text message. This release is not good for the Packers. With Chicago, Minnesota, and possibly the Lions all in need of a Quarterback, the Packers look like they will be facing the man who was the face of the franchise for 16 years twice this coming season.

What's With The Minor Leagues?

Remember that crazy meltdown about a year ago in the minors?

Well, another minor league umpire went at it recently. He seems to be questioning the umpire's sense of smell.

That ump should have socked that coach right in his nose. It's bad enough to have some manager spitting in an ump's face, but making him smell your armpit. Ump needed to lay him out.

Gotsta Love It: Tennis Rankings

One thing that has always left me amazed is the rankings in professional tennis. Need to know who the 101st ranked man in the world is? No problemo, it's Victor Hanescu. I know that it is based of some points system, but when is enough, enough. Did you really need to know who the 101st ranked player in the world is? I didn't think so. Don't get me wrong, I love the exactness of it all. I ask one thing though, is it neccesary? I'll answer that one too, no. NCAA, take notice, this is how real rankings should be done.
Victor believes that he is #1 in his mind.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Packers Fans Hope Not

I know that this is not my job, sorry Awful Announcing. Apparently, this man: (Stuart Scott)thinks the name of this man is Jeff Brohm.
Um, Stu, STU!!! That's Brian Brohm. Well, it looks as if Stu has to much on his mind there. Packers better hope that Brian plays better than his older brother. If Brian manages to get more than one career touchdown, maybe then Stu could get it right. Until then, Stu will care less and just chill with the ladies.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Drunk Soccer Ref...need I say more?

Sergei Shmolik, a ref for the Belarus soccer league, came on to the field in the second half acting a bit strange Saturday. At first, it appeared as if he had pain in his lower back. Reports say that the official stopped running up and down the field and just officiated from the center circle. After the game he was taken to a hospital and tests showed that he was not suffering from back pain, but way too much to drink during half time.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Elton Brand Looks Like a Boozer

Elton Brand who has said to friend Baron Davis that he will re-sign with the Clippers, is reportedly going to accept the Philadelphia 76ers offer of 5 years for $82 million. The whole reason that Brand is in free agency was to clear room for Davis. He told the Clippers and Baron Davis that he planned to stay with the Clippers. This whole situation is eerily similar to the Carlos Boozer situation with Cleveland. Boozer, of course, is now with the Jazz. It looks as if Elton may may some major splaning to do to Baron and the Clippers.

Cubs Cement Starting Rotation With Harden

This just in minutes ago: the Chicago Cubs have acquired Rich Harden from the A's. Just days after the Brewers made news with the acquisition of (CC) C. C. Sabathia, today the Cubs have landed a top pitcher of their own in Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin for Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton, Eric Patterson, and a minor leaguer Josh Donaldson.

The only surprise in this one for the Cubs is the departure from top prospect Eric Patterson. If Patterson pans out like he is supposed to, unlike his older brother, this may turn what now looks like a terrible trade for the A's into just a bad one. People may point to the four times he has been sent down this season, but are forgetting that he is still young and the Cubs have been dealing with some health issues making the need for him to go up and down from the bigs.
Gallagher did not amaze in his time taking over for the injured Carlos Zambrano. He could be a decent starter at the back end of the A's rotation. Matt Murton has repeatedly given his chance in the line-up and never taken advantage of it. There is really no loss in a A catcher hitting only a tad over the Mendoza line.
Gaudin could potentially be a fifth starter or a solid reliever for the Cubs.

With this trade, the Cubs make sure that they can not only make it to the World Series, but also have a chance of winning it.

Does Homerun Derby Really Effect Swings?

With the All-Star game only days away now, there is more and more speculation to whether it tampers with the player's swing for the rest of the season. With all of this speculation, year after year we see terrific players take a pass on the Homerun Derby. So, does it really matter?

2005 HRD
Bobby Abreu
Ivan Rodriguez
Carlos Lee
David Ortiz
Hee-Seop Choi
Andruw Jones
Mark Teixeira
Jason Bay

First Half HR SO BA SLG
Bobby Abreu 18 65 .307 .526
Ivan Rodriguez 6 59 .292 .456
Carlos Lee 22 50 .268 .528
David Ortiz 21 62 .314 .585
Hee-Seop Choi 13 51 .236 .458
Andruw Jones 27 64 .272 .578
Mark Teixeira 25 62 .290 .568
Jason Bay 16 79 .299 .546
Second Half HR SO BA SLG
Bobby Abreu 6 69 .260 .411
Ivan Rodriguez 8 34 .252 .427
Carlos Lee 10 37 .262 .437
David Ortiz 26 62 .282 .626
Hee-Seop Choi 2 29 .288 .422
Andruw Jones 24 48 .251 .571
Mark Teixeira 18 62 .315 .582
Jason Bay 16 63 .314 .576

Average Change HR SO BA SLG
-4.75 -11 -.07 -.02

Homeruns and strikeouts are down but the other two changes are miniscule. Maybe the derby does't have a negative effect after all.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A-Rod's Wife to Divorce

After allegations of an affair between A-Rod and Madonna, A-Rod's wife is rumored to be leaving him on Monday. I thought that there was absolutely no truth to the rumors but this news makes me think twice about it.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


This blog covers the world of sports in a humorous and sometimes serious manner. If you enjoy the quirky, funny, weird, and ridiculous sides of sports then this is the place for you. If you just like serious news this is the somewhat the place for you also.

Our Namesake Inflicts Some Damage

In a game yesterday between the Padres and Rockies, with our very own Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound....this happened:

It seems that the ghost of A.J. Pierzynski past is at it again. Although I'll say that this probably hurt alot more than a fist to the face. The result is a broken nose.

Don't Tell Me You Believe This

News has it that A-Rod and his wife Cynthia have marital issues. That I can believe. Who doesn't have their problems once in a while. While rumors say that A-Rod cheated on his wife with Madonna.
Yes, that Madonna. Now in the wake of that rumor, now people are saying that Lenny Kravitz has a thing for the wife of A-Rod. Now, let's ignore the fact that A-Rod, Madonna, and Lenny Kravitz share the same agent. That itself is just too coincidental. All of these rumors are most likely a evil plan of the agent who knows that Madonna and Kravitz both need publicity. He most likely is using A-Rod's marital issues to try to make this whole thing more believable. The fact that this is A-Rod, the highest payed player in baseball, makes this unbelievable. It is hard to believe that A-Rod, who can get most girls in Hollywood, choose to pick Madonna out of all of his options. I'm calling BS on this one for sure.

I will usually pass on the tabloid stuff but this is just too big to pass up.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Introducing Your Oklahoma City...

-Red Men (this obviously would not go over well, but Oklahoma translates to Land of the Red Men)
-Conquerors (part of state motto)
-Panhandlers (ode to Oklahoma panhandle)
-Terror (this may also not go over well, but the Chicago Fire manage well)
-Mountaineers (Oklahoma has 4 mountain ranges)
-Tornado (state lies in tornado alley)
-Pioneers (because of being the pioneer state)
-Wrath (part of title of book about Oklahoma life in dust bowl era)
-Bison (state mammal)
-Herd (like a herd of Bison)

These are your viable options for a team name related to Oklahoma and Oklahoma City. I am in no way suggesting that the name should be offensive to anyone in any way, shape, or form.

Got a better name? Let me know and I will surely get to it.

Phavre's a Phoenix

News is that Brett Favre may come out of retirement. Yes. But this time the rumors may be for real. The man who always takes so long to make his decision, may now be turning back on his decision. Sources say that Favre has talked to McCarthy. Coming out of retirement will solve the triple-headed QB beast that they have in Brohm/ Flynn/ Rodgers. This will also add even more hilarity to the shots of Aaron Rodgers on the bench or sideline with the playbook.

But really, who didn't see this one coming? You mean to tell me that Brett wants to play football after all? That's a shocker.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Baron Davis is a Clipper

One day after surprisingly passing up on nearly $18 mil over a year, Baron Davis has signed a 5 year deal worth $65 million today with the Clippers. That averages $13 per. This pay cut shows how much Davis was unhappy with the Warriors.
Partially because of this:

in the second half of his last game with Golden State.