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While watching Game 3 of one of the most depressing World Series of my short life, I was cheered up immensely by catching the preview for the upcoming 24 season. It got me pretty excited about everything 24, which got me thinking of other things making there return in the near future. Since the NBA making a return is a little more on topic for this blog, but given my inability to shake 24 from my mind, I decided, instead of rolling out an NBA season preview full of information you can gather from more reliable sources, I would let you know which NBA franchise corresponds to your favorite/least favorite 24 character. We’re going to start with the Western Conference merely to avoid any appearance of a Midwest bias.

Oh, yeah, that’s the 24 Season 6 trailer debuted Tuesday night.
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That’s not too surprising, really. I mean, Karl Dorrell basically gift-wrapped a victory for the Irish this past weekend that would leave any opposing coach wondering why the man did what he did. Being baffled and asking yourself questions like “did that man seriously tell his defenders to just, uh, not go anywhere near that dude on our team with the crazy last name” is wildly different, however, than what Weis is actually baffled by.

“One of the teams [Tennessee] that jumped us had the same game that we had. They’re down, they’re playing at home and they win by a field goal,” Weis said Tuesday. “Another team [Florida] that jumped us wasn’t even playing. They were home, eating cheeseburgers, and they end up jumping us. That befuddles me.”

A lot of coaches usually say how the polls don’t matter to them, because, uh, the polls normally do not matter in October. Usually winning the games and letting things sort themselves out is what coaches seem to worry about.

“Tell me how that works?” Weis said. “Maybe I’m just stupid. Tell me how that works?”

Well, since you asked, I’ll explain to you how that works.

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Let me first say that I don’t think Kenny Rogers’ pine tar on the hand was the key to his pitching. The Cardinals clearly couldn’t hit the man either way. The Cardinals had one hit on Rogers with the substance on the hand, and one the next seven. Rogers was rolling regardless.
Rogers cheatin'
But, uh, I have to think that it was pine tar on his hand and not a clump of dirt, as he happens to claim. I mean, there’s the picture, linked from Espn.com. Oh, and that shot on the left? From the ALCS against the A’s, not two shots from last night. So this was not a clump of dirt, as Kenny claimed after the game. But, the Tigers just couldn’t get their story straight…

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Lance sent me an instant message about his locks since he’s out of town this weekend. Unlike The Champ, when Lancer goes out of town, he’s still putting in the work.

do me a favor and post my locks, I am swiping someones internet real quick.  Chargers over Chiefs, Chiefs get 5.  Arizona over Raiders, Raiders get 3.  Gtech over Clemson, Gtech gets 7throw in a bonus, that the GTech game will be the under…46.5

We thought he wasn’t going to make it and we were going to start picking Big Ten volleyball games and calling him his stone cold locks of the week. Maybe pick the Raiders AND the Lions to win (outright, the hell with the points). Pretty sure no one would notice the difference, although, our boy Lance is turning into Matt Mcconnnnnnahey from 2 for the Money, just flat out picking these games after riding a bicycle for a little bit. Or something.

At long last, the Champ is back! And what a difference a couple of weeks makes. The Champ returns looking a bit more credible. First, Joey became the starter for the Dolphins, making for my first correct prediction! Then the Tigers continued their ass-kicking march through the MLB playoffs, making my MLB playoff Bold predictions look party damn good. Sure the Kurt Warner and Samkon Gado picks went up in smoke, but at least I am starting to establish something here. Hopefully the new foundation will provide a solid base for wisdom that makes up this week’s bold predictions. And now, the moment we all have been waiting for:

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Let’s not half ass it. This is The U we’re talking about here, not some run of the mill school that barely churns out NFL talent. We gotta fire Coker and get some order there.
Bottomline is Coker is trying, but The U just needs to get back to their roots. Have they showed up to Bowl Games in camoflauge recently? I think not. They did release that 7th Floor Crew album. But, then the folks at The U said they frowned upon that? This is not Duke. This is The U. Changes are needed.

We start with Luther Campbell back on the sidelines. You remember Luther Campbell from being a hype man for 2 Live Crew and their hits. Well, Uncle Luke was quite the presence on the ‘Canes sidelines in the early ’90s as well as in the pockets of the Hurricane players. You start with him back there and then you go from there… Read More

    I guess I should start by saying that I wasn’t really in favor of this whole Lou Piniella thing.  I wasn’t really sure that Joe Girardi was the right answer either, and in fact I’m certain that I’m not the most qualified person in the world to be making a decision like this, but then again I’m not sure Jim Hendry is either.  We do have him to thank for the last 4 wonderful years with latest ESPN genius-analyst, Dusty Baker.  Now that I’ve got that out in the open, I’ve resolved myself to get behind Sweet Lou in all his base throwing, dirt kicking, grumpy ass wonderfulness.  So its time to put our magical, yet rarely seen by Cub’s fans, optimism hats and take a look at what might be ahead for our intrepid Cubbies next season.  Read More