Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
While the American and Canadian women battle it out for Gold tonight, it is tomorrows match ups that are really intriguing. Usa squeaked by the goal tending of Jonas Hiller to beat the Swiss and now will face Finland. The Canadians after their mauling of Russia, will play the Slovaks after their surprise win against the Sweedes!!!!!! If all things go well, the USA vs CANADA rematch will be on Sunday!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
While I have been against Twitter since it made its debut, I may have to think twice. Ozzie Guillen has just decided that he is going to join. If you know ANYTHING about the White Sox manager, it is that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING comes out of his mouth, and he does not even care.
You think Rush or Imus say messed up stuff. I mean this is the guy that called ESPN's Around the Horn Jay Mariotti a Homo, and Alex Rios an over paid candy *ass pussy. O wait, he also called Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez a Venezuelan C*nt. I wonder if Twitter is a publicly traded company????
Going with my top five Monday's I have decided to also implement Wednesday tidbits.
- After releasing LT, the Eagles followed suit by also dumping their franchise leader, Brian Westbrook. BW holds most eagle records, including most yards from scrimmage. It is sad seeing these 30 year old backs dumped like they are Kyle Farnsworth. I hate that the NFL does not have guaranteed contracts, and minus the concussions Brian is still a very serviceable back.
- After seeing the British Rugby player test positive for HGH (yes I said Rugby), Major League Baseball has decided that they will test minor league players for it this season. Get ready for some big names.
- Following suit of MLB, the NFL has also stated they would like to test for HGH. Can't wait to hear the "tainted supplement" or "just getting back from injury" excuses.
- The Oklahoma City SuperSonics (errr Thunder) are now the hottest team in the NBA and Kevin Durant is playing like the league NBA. He has now scored 25 points or more in 29 strait games.
- Canada beat the Germans last night to eliminate them. Canada plays Russia tonight in a match up of Crosby and Alex the Great. Canada has not beaten Russia in the Olympics in 50 years. USA plays the Swiss again, they won the last match up 3-1.
- I am now a Jaguar Season ticket holder.
- Boulder, Colorado was listed as the happiest city to live in.
- Dutch Speed Skater Sven Kramer was disqualified during his Gold medal run because his coach told him to move into the inside lane when he was due for the outside lane. His time was 7.57 seconds of the gold medal winner. Truly a shame and one of the biggest disasters and flogs in sports history. By the way, I know now what the coaches write on those signs.
- Canadian Skater Joannie Rochette nailed it last night in figure skating. The tragic story about this girl is that her mother died shortly after arriving in Vancouver for the Olympics as she collapsed. Thursday is the long program and this poor girl goes for gold. (by the way that is the last time I mention figure skating on this blog).
- Tony Kornheiser has been suspended from PTI for 2 weeks because he made some comments about Hannah Storms wardrobe. Really, her wardrobe?
- U.N narcotics board has now stated that prescription drugs are now abused more than heroin, coke and Ecstasy COMBINED.
- A Jacksonville man has died after being hit with a Golf Cart while searching for his ball. He fell and hit his head. ( I am a sick person for finding this kind of stuff funny).
- Former Blue Jay general manager JP Riccardi has been hired by ESPN to appear on baseball tonight. I guess they like losers. Hey, someone has to replace Steve Phillips.
- Florida beat Tenn last night in college basketball. That should consummate their trip to the tourney. Syracuse also won and had their usual late game scare. Next up for them is a HUGE match up in the DOME vs. Villanova Saturday.
- A maintenance worker at the Baymeadows location of MacDonald's was shot and killed yesterday during a daylight robbery as he attempted to save the store manager. (Sometimes I really hate the world).
- Major League baseball has banned guns in the locker rooms following Gilbert's disaster. This has upset Ryan Franklin.
- Manny continues to be Manny. No one cares anymore Manny, your just another roid head.
- The Google Icon today is pretty much nails.
- The New Facebook setup sucks.
- Airports are going to be implementing a new scanner in 150 airports. It is basically a virtual strip search. I better starting working out again.
- USA is racking up medals in this Olympics, and are going to set a record.
- Mike Comrie is the latest hockey player to get engaged as he recently proposed to girlfriend Hillary Duff. He joins Mike Fisher as Canadians locking up beautiful American women (he got Carrie Underwood). It is either our accents or their missing teeth...
And that's all I have to say about that.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
So Tony Boselli, Jaguar great, is starting an initiative to revive the pride and passion of Jag football here in Jax. What this really means is he is single handily doing what the front office can't, sell tickets. So he created Team Teal, and you can check out his blog at www.myteamteal.com. Basically what it is is a group of season ticket holders trying to get more season ticket holders in order to make it into heaven. I think this is a great idea, because Jacksonville without the Jaguars would turn into Syracuse without a AAA baseball team and a good college squad. Ugh.
Season tickets can be had for as cheap as 300 dollars for 10 games. Payment plans are avaible streching out the price for 8 monthes. Lock it up and move those chains, moves those chains. Here is a link to the seating chart. http://www.myteamteal.com/media/2010PricingMap.pdf
And besides, once we get Tebow, Team Teal will be a lock.
Monday, February 22, 2010
While I totally feel like that guy above, sometimes you just got to admit defeat. If that is possible when you totally out play a team and still lose...anyways...top 5 Mondays must go on and here is my list of the top 5 biggest upsets in sports...
5. Canada losses to USA. Olympics 2010. (Or insert Miracle on Ice here, put the pain is still to real for me) First time in forever that the boy in Blue have beaten Canada since they allowed NHL players to play. Then again had it not been for Ryan Miller, none of this would have happened anyways. I bet his parents are Canadian...
4. Appalachian State beats Michigan.2007. Not only was Appalachian state a DAA school, Big Blue was ranked #5 at that time! In addition, this was the first time a non bcs school has EVER beaten a ranked team in the top 25. AND THEY DID IT IN MICHIGAN AT THE BIG HOUSE by blocking a last second field goal...
3. Buster vs. Iron Mike 1990...Forget Cinderella Man. As impressive as James J. Braddock’s win over Max Baer in 1935 was, Braddock was merely a 10-to-1 underdog in that fight, which is nothing compared to the 42-to-1 odds that faced James “Buster” Douglas in his heavyweight title fight against Mike Tyson in 1990. Tyson had been the heavyweight champion of the world for more than two years, and appeared unstoppable. The Douglas fight was supposed to be a tune-up, merely warming “Iron Mike” up for an eventual showdown with Evander Holyfield. Douglas had other plans, however, taking the fight to Tyson early and unlike any opponent the champ had ever faced, dominating the early rounds. Tyson would fire back, knocking Douglas down (but not out) in the eighth. The two continued to battle into the tenth round, when Douglas clocked Mike and became the champ.
2. Giants vs. Pats Superbowl XLII...We all know it by now, the undefeated Pats vs the Wildcard Giants. Eli played out of his mind. Tyree caught a ball of his head, and the Giants pass rush led by Tuck and Strahan were relentless. As they said the next day, 17 and 1 GIANT loss....
1. While most people would say this is the Miracle on Ice, which was a very great win for USA hockey, I don't think it is as much on this list as this one. Boston Red Sox vs. NY Yankees (2004). Not only were the Bombers up 3-0 in the series, they were beating down their cursed rivals. At Fenway, the best closer in the history of the game melted down TWICE in games 4 and 5 to bring the Series back to New York. The Idiots were not fazed though and a win in game 6 brought on the critical game 7. From here the Sox pounded Kevin Brown and Javy Vasquez to gain an early lead and silence the ghosts of the Babe....While coming back from a 3-0 deficit had only ever been done by my Maple Leafs before, vs the best closer ever and your heated rivals puts the 2004 World Series Champs at the top of my list....
Friday, February 19, 2010
Phew last night was a close one; between Team Canada needing a shoot out to beat Jonas Hiller, I mean the Swiss, and Syracuse almost blowing a lead to Georgetown, I would like to thank both of them for taking 10 combined years of my life away. Thank God for the Canadians on the Cuse, Rautkins and Joseph because without them my Orange would have lost twice in a row. And I now have a man crush on Marty Brodeur and Sid the Kid.
But this is not what this post is about. This post is about Johan Santana and his self proclaimed proclamation (can I say that) that he is in fact the best pitcher in the NL EAST. Big words bob. See there just happens to be some pretty good arms in the NL EAST this year. Roy Halladay is clearly better. Josh Johnson may be better. Santana, your a good pitcher and your coming off an injury, but your Mets are terrible and awful to watch. Zip your lip.
Spring is almost near by the way...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Knicks are pushing hard to get Tracy McGrady and his 23 million dollar expiring contract. Now while I love T-Mac dating back to his glory days sitting on Toronto's bench (hey his best contribution was helping Vince Carter win a slam dunk contest), this deal makes sense for only one reason. They want Lebron next year. Heck, they want Lebron and Wade or Bosh...
Lebron, for the good of the game don't leave Cleveland. Your the best thing to come from Ohio since Rock and Roll. As a Jays fan watching some pitcher walk away this year, please don't do this to the Buckeye state. I mean take a look at the career of Cal Ripkin, or Tony Gywnn or Derek Jeter. Don't leave a good thing when you have it. Annnnnd please don't go to the Nets even if your man Jay-z moves them to Brooklyn. Your fans love you, your already the most popular player in the sport this side of Kobe. Your team is in a position to win and the poor city hasn't had a winner in awhile.
Please Lebron. Please.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Yes, sometimes, I forget that I am an alien from another country. But not on top 5 Mondays! Today it goes out to the best reasons to be Canadian.
5. Canada has been rated the best Country to live in EVERY year since 1994. It is true. Don't hate me, its science, just ask the United Nations..
4. If the Labbat Blue Commercials are to be believed, even a big ugly bear who plays hockey can get amazingly beautiful women. And from my country we have numerous..well...see for youself.. http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-ten-Canadian-Women
3. While America argues about it left and right, Canada already has a health care system. While it also has its flaws, everyone has health care, just not high school football. Hey priorities I guess....
2. While we are such a small country we produce athletes and movie stars. Wayne Gretzky, Sid the kid, Steve Nash, Justin Morneau, Jason Bay, Rich Harden, Joey Votto, Lennox Lewis, Elvis Stokjo, Larry Walker, GSP, Andy Rautkins, Bobby Orr, Patrick Roy, Donovon Bailey, Gordie Howe and every hockey player who was ever good, Mike Weir, Scott Richmond (token Blue Jay). Then there are the stars Ryan Reynolds, Alex Trebeck, Fraser, Akroyd, the Sutherlands, Howie Mandel, Carey and Candy, Joshua Jackson, Keanu Reeves, Kim Cattral, Kristen Kruek (so hot), Martin Short, Matthew Perry, MJ Fox, Mike Myers, Neve Campbell, Rachel McAdams, my homeboy Ryan Gosling, and of course Captain Kirk......
1. It is kind of cool to be foreign sometimes...
This past weekend was really one to enjoy. What makes it better is that this Monday I am still in bed because for some reason we get it off because it's Obama's birthday or something...
Whatever here are my weekend thoughts. First, being a weekend warrior is going to ruin my life. One round of softball batting practice and my entire left side of my body is shot. I feel I landed on a board after jumping from the CN Tower. Oh well, I did manage to destroy a few trees in the bp process...
Then there were the whole Valentines' Day activities, but a gentleman never tells.
I watched Nascar, and was bored out of my mind, although the crashes were cool. I guess that is like watching Hockey for the fights or boxing for the feet work...
Olympics were awesome as well. Apollo howeveryouspellit Ohno won another medal, be it that some Oriental decided it was a good idea to take out his own teammate at the last turn.
And CANADA finally won a GOLD medal at home. I was so proud of him, albeit not as much as his girl who mugged him with kisses during his interview. Bob Costas said it best, if he wasn't having a good day already, his valentines day was just about to get a lot better.... But either way, good for Alexandre Bilodeau I am proud of him, and the story of his brother with Cerebral Palsy was really inspiring...
That is why I love the Olympics. It is a refreshing change from the I-am-roided-up-but-i-took-em-to-come-back-from-injury-for-my-teammates excuse (or was it the millions?). Or the I-am-a-16-year-old-prospect-or-was-that-23-year-old (i mean who doesn't get confused with how old they are). Or the I-am-a-celebrity-starting-quarterback-who-dates-supermodels (i mean come on, they can cook).
These kids are real, hardworking, for the love of the game young men and women.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I don't know what it is about the Olympics, but I just love them. Maybe it is the fact that these athletes don't play for contracts or shoe deals. They play for the love of their countries. It has been a long time since I was as proud to be a Canadian as Friday night watching Wayne Gretzky, the Great One, light the Olympic torch.
Saturday afternoon witnessed the first Gold Medal, some Norwegian brother of mine from Switzerland. So congrats to him. Canada is going to nail everything else.
Side note, I want to go to Vancouver, it looks absolutely breathtaking. Although typical seeing the malfunction in the opening ceremonies. Hey, we Canucks try, but sometimes we just still can't always get it right...
And p.s. I love seeing all these commercials and ceremonies with all my Canadian countrymen and women.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Another childhood video game legend calls it a career. Frank Thomas will be missed. Since he entered the bigs from his days playing football and baseball at Auburn he really changed the face of the game. While he spent most of his career as a DH, I still believe he is HOF (Hall of Fame) bound. Unless of course he is on someones list of players that may have done something they shouldn't have. O wait, never mind, in his press conference with Toronto he blamed himself for the steroid use in baseball since other players had to get big like him...
I don't know if I buy all that, but he was fun to watch, even if he had stone hands on first and couldn't leg out a double if he tried....
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Now that the NFL is over, the MLB hasn't yet begun,the NBA is still in exhibition mode, and since no one besides me cares about the Olympics or Hockey, thank God there is College Basketball...
And last night was no different. Always good to see my blessed Syracuse Orange doing there thing vs. Uconn. It is also always good to see Gerry McNamara as a coach.
One thing that is different however is there is a noticeable absence on the UConn bench as Coach Calhoun is battling illness. I pray for his quick and speedy recovery, even though i hate him.
I also pray that this game finishes before 1 am like last years marathon, I mean, I have more important things to do like scout for fantasy baseball or stretch for my church league softball...
It is snowing like crazy in New York, and freezing this morning in the Sunshine State. But after breakfast and puppy pooping, I sat down in my kitchen to enjoy a nice cup of joe. And then, bam, NY TIMES knocked me right outta my chair. I was instantly warmed up in a way only a hot bath or being thrown into a fiery furnace could do...
I will say no more...just read this...
that's right...were gonna nail it!
spoiler alert: btw it is crazy that no Canadian has ever won gold in Canada..esp during the winter Olympics...ugh...also, i love how they mention a top secret project for our athletes, which means roids....sauce em up baby!!!
not this year!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
So I let Tiger have a free pass, but no longer...Last night, Steve Phillips (former Mets GM, and ESPN Analyst) was on National TV last night speaking out about cheating on his wife and blah blah blah...Like Tiger he was with multiple girls, in fact, one looked like a total pig. This girl even drove her car into his house when he broke it off! Ha, I bet his father was proud of him...
But that is not why I am giving my take on this. My take is their stupid, silly, total bs cop out answer as to why they cheated. Sex addiction. ARE YOUR SERIOUS!?!?!?!?
EVERY GUY HAS A SEX ADDICTION!!! Doesn't anyone else agree with this. To quote Will Farrel, "I feel like I am taking crazy pills!!!!"
Take ownership of your smuckness Tiger and Steve...and don't take it publicly, your family has been through enough.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Ok while I normally find the Superbowl just an over hyped reason to eat terribly, this year's Super game was similar to many of the past games (besides the Giants over the Pats and the Ram's games). But because it is such a production, here are my top five moments from the Superbowl....
5. Tim Teabow commercial. Wow did Focus on the Family luck out here. For all the hype from the anti-life group (or is that pro-choice, not sure) the 20 sec. add NEVER once mentioned anything remotely close to controversial.
4. Google, that was by far the best commercial. It really is amazing how quickly Google has become part of our lives.
3. Etrade babies. The new Etrade babies suck! But I guess that last kid was the man so its like anyone trying to play Bond after Sean or Pierce....
2. Sapp and Irvin. You guys are idiots.
1. Thanks goodness that there was hockey, the NBA and a Cuse game earlier in the day so I had something to watch besides pointless hours of football talk on who may win....
BTW, the Jags cut Holt. Not sure what I think about that. RIP Torry.
Alright congrats to the Saints and Drew Brees. While I found the game, and the commercials very boring, you still have to hand it to the Saints. I also heard The Who was brutal, but I cannot have a say in the matter, I didn't watch the half time. They took chances, and they won the game. They were the better team. But what is that who dat who dey thing. Let's be honest, it is just silly. So I utilized the literary tool Wikipedia, and they said that the first time a team used it was Southern University, and I kid-you-not, there cheer was "Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Jags." So there you have it, it was a Jacksonville cheer first!
Nails! And playoffs and Superbowl 2011!!!!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Another Monday, another top 5. In case you were wondering the Pro Bowl was last night (that is the NFL's All Star Game). But like me, I imagine most of you did not watch it. Heck, I don't even know what time the game even started....
5. It was in Miami, not Hawaii. Now, not that I really care, but something about Hawaii just sounds a lot cooler. That and all the reporters wear flower shirts, or maybe it is the Hula Skirts I like (I can never remember).
4. I am sure there is better things on tv on a Sunday. Like the NBA, or the Grammies.
3. It is by far the worst All-Star game of all the major sports. Hockey, The NBA, and Major League baseball in that order. And that is not debatable, even if the baseball game ends in a tie...
2. For some stupid reason, it is before the Super Bowl, and the Super Bowl Team's players are not in it. I thought it was an All-Star game? I mean, shouldn't the best players be in it? Were not talking about the Slam Dunk Contest here. And I think the two best teams in the league may have one or two guys that are pretty good.
1. David Garrard was in it.
p.s. I did not watch it, so I have no idea how many times Garrard fumbled in a clutch situation.