Friday, April 11, 2008

Nude Music Friday

Its that time again. Lets crank the tunes, sing out load, and get naked. ITS NUDE MUSIC FRIDAY!

Today for your listen entertainment, I present to you
Two Cow Garage. (Myspace)
This band from Columbus Ohio will rock your pants off. They play that dirty "southern" style of rock that was made famous by Skinnerd, and their contemporary sound alikes are Kings of Leon. This is not a big band(yet) so a cool story the last time I went to see them. My buddy Tioaga, went to see them a few months pryer, partied with them afterward, got their phone number (possibly for groupie reasons), and thought nothing of it.


Flash forward a few months, the next time they rolled into town. He gets a call from some unknown number, lets it go to voice mail, check its, and its these guys with a "HEY WE ARE BACK IT TOWN, LETS GET FUCKED UP AT THE SHOW!" message. Now we first thought that they called everybody that they know in town so that they could sell it out, but when Tiaoga called them back they answered and chatted with him for a good 10 min about shit.
We go to the show not really thinking much of it, but when we get there the lead singer comes over and says whats up and buys my friend a drink(guess he did a good job back stage). That, plus they played an alternating set with the other band that came with them and brent
best from slobberbone(fantastic band if you don't know). Needless to say it was a fantastic show.
From 135
"so you think it's empty now
just wait till it all comes down
when everything you love has gone away
so when it all comes tumbling down
well at least you'll be around
screaming I'm the boy you always wanted to be"
So check out two car. And if that didn't sell you, this is one of their posters.

See what starting the season in Japan has done?

Baltimore is on top in the East

Kansas Mother Fucking City is on top in the Central

And the Goddamn Rangers are above .500 BECAUSE OF THEIR PITCHING.


I'm going to hide in a bunker, the apocalypse is nigh upon us!

Ramblings from a Bear

Well, arn't we full of guest posts this week? If you have read the site for awhile, you know we have a buddy/reader, who goes by the name of manBEARpig. Bear is buddy of ours who not only likes piknik baskets, and honey, but sports pretty much in general. He sent us a post about his thought about the dallas sports scene. Enjoy.


Something I realized last night as I was heading home from the bar where I caught the last of the Mav’s game, and the start of the Stars/Ducks game. We Dallas fans are either very shallow, or have very short-term memories! Watching Dirk drain a .9 second three to clinch the Mav’s playoff birth, the bar was clearly elated, and my spirits were lifted. Visions of grandeur and hopes that they will get back to finals started to swoon through my head, but just a week ago, everyone was saying that the Mav’s wont even make the playoffs! Or if they do, they won’t make it past the first round!

It was all doom and gloom in Dallas land, not a single sports broadcaster was giving the lowly Mav’s any credit, with speculations of Avery firings and Lottery picks was all anyone spoke of. But a couple of wins later, and they are all switching gears to “Finals here we come!” We do it with all of our teams… The Cowboys, The Stars, The Rangers, The Mav’s, Desperados, FC Dallas (if you follow that) and I’m sure we did it with the Sidekicks when they were here! So why is it that we can’t just enjoy watching our teams play, win or lose? Why is it that when they lose, they’re the worst team in their sport, and when they win they are slated to go all the way (exclude the Rangers from that)? Are we so snobbish from the 90’s Cowboys that any time we have a winning record they’re supposed to go to the Superbowl? Were we so spoiled by the Hitch Stars that every year we’re supposed to be going to the Stanley Cup? Did we get so bought into Avery’s first year that we expect the Mav’s to be in the Finals every year? Imagine if you were a Sonics fan!

at this point, while Bear was writting this post, Brown threw a salmon at him and then hid some honey in a tree. Needless to say we laughed as the Bear tried to get at the honey and killed two people in the process

I think all those have a part to do with it. But that’s called being a sports fan. Period. You always want to see your team do good, and win the biggest game in their sport. Yet, being a Dallas sports fan, especially recently we’ve been a bit jaded by our teams lately! Yes, there’s the undeniable fact that our teams haven’t proven much lately in playoffs (if they make it to the playoffs… Rangers). We’ve had one and dones with the Mav’s, Stars, Cowboys and a even with the Desperados. The Dallas fan has developed a “We can’t finish” mindset and the only cure seems to be winning. The second we get a great win from any team, we are back on cloud nine and proclaiming Dallas sports victory! But why can’t we just enjoy watching our teams play?

Before I make this claim… I have had my times when I’ve cursed the sports gods for my teams performance on the field/court/ice. But I am a sports fan, and I enjoy the sport for the sport. I have cheered for other teams because I respect the history with those teams (unless they were playing my team, and they were the mortal enemy)! I can enjoy a game between two storied franchises and watch the game for the game. Yet, if it’s my team… they better win or die! Is that fair? Probably not, but you know what? That’s the life of a Dallas sports fan! So GO MAVS, GO STARS… give us all the cure we need!

Feel free to let him know what you think in the comments.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hockey Look-a-Likes

So, in tandem with the beginning of the NHL Playoffs (Stars tonight), SI.com decided it'd be fun to take some of the players you'd be seeing this post season and compare them to "popular" entertainers. Some of them are uncanny, some are reaches. Really? Ovechkin looks like Jaws from "Moonraker"?

Your Dallas Stars got two entries.

Mike Modano in comparison to Jon Heder



Mikey-Mo of course, the most famous of the Stars and leader of American-born hockey players. Who does he get compared to? Napoleon Fucking Dynamite. Still, I can kind of see the resemblance.

Marty Turco in comparison to Rick Hoffman



Turco, the Stars starting goalie, is looking to finally exorcise some playoff demons (good luck against the defending champs). Who does he get compared to? Shit if I know, the guy looks kind of familiar. Doesn't he always play a gay guy or an underhanded lawyer? I dunno...what are you insinuating Sports Illustrated. I don't appreciate you making fun of a team I hardly follow.

That sound you hear? That's his face.

Hat tip: The Big Lead

Check this out...



Yup, that was the sound of the baseball ricocheting off of the pitcher's face. Holy shit.

I'd like to think if that happened in softball, you'd run up to the pitcher, point at him on the ground and laugh your ass off...then hand him a beer and tell him to suck it up, pussy.

mock, YEA, ing, YEA, bird, YEA, yea, YEA

So, the draft is coming up, two weeks and some change. Me being the big draft dork that I am, will throw out a bunch of nonsense about it. It should be fun. Here is another mock draft, See how it differers from my last mock here.

ROUND ONE

1 Miami Jake Long OT 6-7, 320 Michigan
- Miami needs just about everything. They could any number of ways with this one, the "noise" out there is they are really liking Chris Long(no relation), so that can only mean they won't take him. Jake Long is an anchor of a left tackle that will help this team rebuild under Big Bill

2 St. Louis Chris Long DE 6-4, 285 Virginia
- The Rams have to get better on d-line, and this pick will help. Dorsey sounds like he is starting to scare people with his knee, so Chris Long should be the next best thing.

3 Atlanta Ryan Clady OT 6-5, 320 Boise State
- Little bit of a reach, but with all the Vick stuff, I don't think they will take a chance on another character guy like D-Mac, and I don't think they want to pay top 3 money to a QB such as Ryan. Clady will be a good, if not great Tackle in this league for a while.

4 Oakland Glenn Dorsey DT 6-2, 300 LSU
- Al Davis likes big names. I bet he would like to pick D-Mac here, but they have such depth at Running Back, and Glenn Dorsey might be the second biggest name in the draft. Perfect guy to fill the over rated shoes of Warren Sapp

5 Kansas City Mike Jenkins CB 5-11, 200 South Florida
- The people of KC might be screaming for Ryan here, but the owners want to give another year to Croyle, so the biggest pressing need on this team is a shut down corner. Mike Jenkins has a speed and athleticism to hang with just about anybody in the league.

6 New York Jets Darren McFadden RB 6-1, 215 Arkansas
- And a smattering of boo's and cheers will explode when this pick is announced in NYC. I really don't think D-Mac will fall this far, but if he does, I don't see how an offensive black hole like the Jets have been passing on this kid. He won't have to carry the load as Thomas Jones is still there, its a nice fit for both teams.

7 New England from San Francisco D. Rodgers-Cromartie CB 6-1, 185 Tennessee State
-With Samuel leaving, the defending AFC champs need help in their secondary. Rodgers-Cromartis is that big, physical player that Bill Bellichk loves.

8 Baltimore Matt Ryan QB 6-4, 220 Boston College
- And here goes Ryan. Baltimore might be the worst team that is only a few players away from contending. That said, Ryan could sit behind either McNair or Boller for a year or two till this team gets to full out rebuild mode.

9 Cincinnati Sedric Ellis DT 6-2, 295 USC
- Who knows where this team will end up going. With Johnson wanting a trade, and Henry getting cut, they might go WR, but if they are smart they will stick to drafting defense. Ellis will help this teams just horrid run defense from day one.

10 New Orleans Leodis McKelvin CB 5-11, 190 Troy
-New Orleans has slowly been getting some pretty decent players this off season, but the hole at CB is still glaring. McKelvin is a speed corner at only 190lbs, but when you go against Joey Galloway, and Steve Smith twice a year

11 Buffalo Vernon Gholston DE 6-4, 260 Ohio State
-They need passrushing and this guy might be the best one of those in the draft. He wouldn't be asked to start everydown, so he can learn as he goes and just be a rush specialist at first.

12 Denver Jeff Otah OT 6-7, 340 Pittsburgh
-The running game is what makes Denver click. The biggest need on this team is finding some people who can help stop the run, but upgrading the line is never a bad idea.

13 Carolina Chris Williams OT 6-5, 320 Vanderbilt
- The Run on tackles contiues, Williams is a less talked about player who can probably be had later in round one, or round two, but based on need, this a great fit. He's big and strong and can step in and help protect Jake Delome almost from the jump.

14 Chicago Malcolm Kelly WR 6-4, 220 Oklahoma
-OK, so I started this draft yesterday, before Kelly ran something in the 4.6's (wow) at his pro day. He will most def not go this high now, but i didn't want to redo my draft. The reason for a WR is simple, they don't have any. Mush is gone, Berrien is gone, and Hestor is nothing more than a bit player in the passing game. While it won't be Kelly, look for it to be somebody like him, big, possession guy.

15 Detroit Calais Campbell DE 6-7, 282 Miami
-The Idea of Detroit overhauling their defense is a constant thought in the draft, yet they go after skill guys almost every year. With as much upside as Campbell has, they can't pass on him.

16 Arizona Keith Rivers LB 6-3, 220 USC
-They need some run stopping help. Rivers is one of the best Linebackers in the draft.

17 Minnesota Derrick Harvey DE 6-4, 270 Florida
- They already have one of the best Run Stopping defenses in the league, now they have to work on their pass d. Best way to stop passing? Sacks. Harvey is beast coming off the edge.

18 Houston Jonathan Stewart RB 5-11,235 Oregon
- Stewart is bar nun the second best RB in the draft, but he is hurt. This might make teams gun shy on the guy, but Houston still has Aaman Green who still has some serviceable time left in his tank, so they can take a "chance" on Stewart.

19 Philadelphia Kenny Phillips FS 6-1, 205 Miami
- The NFC East is becoming one of the most feared divisions in all of football. Dallas and New York both have explosive offenses, and the Redskins aren't far behind. Philly already added a top notch corner, now with the drafting of Phillips, they might once again have one of the best secondaries in the football.

20 Tampa Bay Aqib Talib DB 6-1, 205 Kansas
- Yea he likes pot, yea he gets into some trouble, but the kid can really play. Tampa Bay has always prided itself on its D. Talib can play several possessions in the secondary, so his contributions will be felt from the start.

21 Washington James Hardy WR 6-6, 220 Indiana
- Again the NFC East has some great offensive teams, and James Hardy can help close the gap for the Redskins, giving Jason Campbell a big, nice WR to trow to.

22 Dallas from Cleveland Antoine Cason CB 6-0, 182 Arizona
- Even if they get Pac Man, its not a sure thing that he is still the same player, and if he can stay out of trouble. Cason give's the boys much more flexibility to move Newman on the slot guy from time to time, and play Henry at safety to cover the blemish that Roy Williams is.

23 Pittsburgh Branden Albert OG 6-6, 335 Virginia
- Without the running game in Pitt, the team doesn't go anywhere. Albert is the best non tackle in the draft, and when you start getting the late rounds, a solid 6-6 guard is a nice thing to start thinking about.

24 Tennessee Limas Sweed WR 6-4, 220 Texas
- Sweed may not have lived up to much of the Hype that he had at Texas, but he still a fantastic player. It still baffles my mind that Tennessee is as good as they are without any receiving threats. Giving VY a nice target like Sweed is something they need to do.

25 Seattle Brian Brohm QB 6-3, 230 Louisville
- Surprise pick of the draft. Hassellbeck is a great QB, but he is getting up there in age, and at times last year looked like he had had it. In what most people think will be Holmegrons last year, he might just draft this guy so if he becomes a superstar he can always say "The last thing I did in Seattle was draft a top QB and set them up for years. "

26 Jacksonville Phillip Merling DE 6-5, 272 Clemson
- Merling took over for the now Tampa player Gaines Adams at Clemson and filled his shoes nicely. He isn't as much a pass rusher as a run stopper, but that's something that Jacksonville needs.

27 San Diego Gosder Cherilus OT 6-6, 320 Boston College
-You have LDT, you have an explosive passing game with Gates and Rivers, help them all out with Cherilus, another good Boston College OT.

28 Dallas Felix Jones RB 6-0, 207 Arkansas
-While I don't really care for Jones as much as some people, it looks like this will happen. Jones can be used to upgrade the return game, and help spell now number one back MB3.

29 San Francisco from Indianapolis Kentwan Balmer DT 6-5, 290 North Carolina
San Fran went from a chick pic to just plan bad. Alex Smith is inching nearer to bust, the running game with Gore is good, but not great, and the defense is ageing. They did good last year with getting Patrick Willis, but another big body to clog the middle would be a very nice thing.

30 Green Bay Branden Flowers CB 5-9, 180 Virginia Tech
-Harris and Woodson are both at the end of their road. Flowers is speed guy who can be used in the slot while he trys to get bigger, so he can fill the everyday void.

31 New England Forfeited
-ha ha

31 New York Giants Dan Connor LB 6-2, 233 Penn State
-New York is the prime example of how you need to have your draft picks pay off right away. Dan Connor dosne't have as high a celeing as some other guys, but he can help out right away.

ROUND TWO
(I will just put some quick thoughts on these)

32 Miami Joe Flacco QB 6-5, 230 Delaware - Bill likes small college QB's.
33 St. Louis DeSean Jackson WR 5-11,165 California - Bruce is gone, Holt is old.
34 Atlanta from Oakland Jerod Mayo LB 6-1, 235 Tennessee -Will be nice complement to Hanysworth
35 Kansas City Sam Baker OT 6-4, 310 USC - Need help on the line
36 New York Jets Reggie Smith DB 6-0, 200 Oklahoma - Play other side of Revis.
37 Atlanta Chad Henne QB 6-2, 233 Michigan - Clean Cut, well spoken guy to lead post Vick.
38 Baltimore Justin King CB 5-11,185 Penn State
39 San Francisco Chilio Rachal OG 6-5, 315 USC
40 New Orleans Pat Sims DT 6-3, 315 Auburn
41 Buffalo Devin Thomas WR 6-1, 215 Michigan State
42 Denver Rashard Mendenhall RB 5-11,195 Illinois - If he goes here, early fav to win ROY
43 Carolina Trevor Laws DT 6-1, 295 Notre Dame
44 Chicago Carl Nicks OT 6-5, 335 Nebraska
45 Detroit Ray Rice RB 5-9, 200 Rutgers
46 Cincinnati Xavier Adibi LB 6-1, 225 Virginia Tech
47 Minnesota Fred Davis TE 6-4, 250 Southern California
48 Atlanta from Houston Tracy Porter CB 5-11, 185 Indiana
49 Philadelphia Quentin Groves DE 6-4, 255 Auburn -thought once as a top 10 pic
50 Arizona Charles Godfrey CB 6-0, 210 Iowa
51 Washington Lawrence Jackson DE 6-5, 270 USC
52 Tampa Bay Mario Manningham WR 5-11, 180 Michigan - glad to get the fallen WR to upgrade/replace Joey Galloway
53 Pittsburgh Curtis Lofton LB 6-0, 240 Oklahoma
54 Tennessee Patrick Lee CB 6-0, 200 Auburn
55 Seattle Dre Moore DT 6-4, 310 Maryland
56 Green Bay from Cleveland Matt Forte RB 6-0, 225 Tulane - not sold on Ward
57 Miami from San Diego Marcus Harrison DT 6-3, 315 Arkansas
58 Jacksonville Early Doucet WR 6-0, 205 LSU - One of their WR has to hit, right?
59 Indianapolis Erin Henderson LB 6-1, 236 Maryland
60 Green Bay Anthony Collins OT 6-5, 310 Kansas
61 Dallas Andre Caldwell WR 6-0, 200 Florida
62 New England Jamaal Charles RB 6-0, 200 Texas - makes a strong running mate with Kool Aid
63 New York Giants Jeremy Zuttah OG 6-3, 303 Rutgers

Less than 3 weeks. Already got the shakes.

If you're Bill Self, what do you do?

Pretend you're Bill Self. You've just won a National Championship at one of the bastions of college hoops, Kansas. You're being lauded as the best coach in the country (remember, that used to be Billy Donovan's title). This after being doubted and "eye-rolled" at since taking the reigns from Roy Williams. (Side note: If you're last name is Williams, stop naming your sons "Roy" or forms of "Roy". There are too god damn many of them.)

Now, your alma mater, Oklahoma State is reportedly preparing to offer you a $10 million a year contract to come home and coach the basketball team in Stillwater. By the way, you're currently making, I believe, somewhere between $2 - $3 million a year.

What's the breakdown?

Kansas
  • You've already got a National Championship and you've therefore raised expectations to be an annual contender
  • Anything less than Final Four is considered "failure"
  • Easily the most svelt of coaches on campus
  • One of the "legacy" jobs in the country
  • Easy job of recruiting
  • Lawrence is pretty much a suburb of Kansas City

Oklahoma State
  • Expected to return the team to prominence - they were in the Final Four twice during those John Lucas III years a few years ago.
  • You've got NBA money without the true pressures of the NBA
  • Not a basketball school anymore
  • You're legacy to follow is Eddie Sutton
  • Did I mention $10 million a year?
  • It's your alma mater
  • Tougher time recruiting
  • Stillwater is a suburb of...Choctaw Casino?

I dunno what I'd do. I think both cases are pretty compelling. It's not like he's hurting for money, but $7 million a year is a shit load of money. The pressure is less at Oklahoma State, but it still exists. Kansas would be easier to reach success. If I was coaching at, say, Kentucky and I won the national championship, and then Texas calls me and says they want me to take over for Rick Barnes for a shit load of money, I'd probably say yes.


What would you do?


UPDATE: Thanks to Dorsey, I was informed that I got the numbers waay off. I think I was reading the "total contract" number versus the year-by-year figures.

poking the Kevin Durant Bear



Just to mess with Brown. That's for saying I watch Womens Basketball.

Man U, and a new guy comes aboard

We here at the big and the brown like to think of all sports, real and not real. We are both fans of soccer or "football," but we really only follow it when it gets really good. With that in mind I would like to introduce you to a man that follows his Manchester United english soccer team on a daily basis. We have asked him to write a few things about his team and soccer in general, but since he is british, and talks with a HEAVY british accent, and thinks like a damn brit, this is what we got. I would like to indroduce to you all, Sir Arthur Chillumsworth Esq. All questions can be sent to our email, if you want to ask Art any questions. (try and read with a british accent, makes it more enjoyable)(but not shorter)


I witnessed a most thrilling football contest this afternoon 'twixt the Glorious Manchester United Football Club and those damnable italians from Roma. We'd bested them at home in front of God and their mothers and yet they wanted another go. During the first minutes United players streamed down upon the roma goal with righteous intent but the forthcoming point that would give them the lead was not found.

In what must be, the greatest bit of acting since Sir William Shakespeare himself; Roberto Mancini fell to the turf inside the eighteen yard box after a stunning tackle by Wes Brown. With baited breath and sweaty palms I awaited the penalty shot from the villiainous De Rossi. Surely this was the moment that would stun the champions, little goliath would strike the mighty giant down with one swift blow to the upper corner, but lo! The deafening roar of eighty thousand howling englishmen struck de rossi to his core and shook him to his roots. Or perhaps, in some cathartic moment, de rossi chose to punish his flopping teammate, not with a box 'o the ears, but where it stung more, at the penalty spot.

Despite what could only be described as a flubbed penalty the great Manchester United was visibly shaken, with the scoreline nil-nil the crafty italians could still manufacture a goal and put title hopes in jeopardy. The skies continued to darken over Old Trafford and lady luck had left the building, no matter for the mighty united as skill is their principle manner of execution.

After some stern discussion and a few changes from Sir Alex, the teams take to the field with vigor in the second half. The club from Roma well exhibits the italian reputation for swagger without substance as their repeated attacks are cleanly broken down by the United back four. Despite never quite hitting their stride during the remainder of the game the Manchester attack looked as fluid as ever, drawing cheers from their supporters for displays of skill and proper form. Just when the constant drum of the United players against the roma defence seemed to lull the crowd into a complacency, Owen Hargreaves made a streaking run with ball down the right side and picked out Carlos Tevez for a low, slanting header to the opposite post. Doni, the roma keeper had no chance of capturing this divine ball as it was always intended to be a Manchester United victory. Spurred on, the crowd filled the air with the many chants and songs of United's Glory and tributes to their favorite players. Yet, with sterling performances from Jung Si Park, Owen Hargreaves, Rio Ferdinand and as always, Ryan Giggs, the late addition of Wayne Rooney and the triumphant return of Gary Neville seemed more obliged to the players than a tactical change. With such an amazing performance an avid follower could hardly ask for more as the victory was attained without the use of the trump card; Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.

I make no exaggeration to say that the next three weeks will decide the title for Manchester United. Club supporters are reserving a little corner of their hearts for worry concerning this Sunday's match against Arsenal. After being knocked out of the Champions League tournament under a confident Liverpool, who know their way around this tournament I tell you. The stinky frenchmen of Arsenal will be rubbing their grubby hands together cooking up all manner of underhandedness for the Glorious Manchester Football Club. It would be no surprise to this writer to find out that the frenchmen had reverted to their old ways and staked the Manchester end of the pitch with tar pits.

It bears no small mention that should Manchester continue their unbeaten streak in the Premiership and obtain victory in the Champions League, they will accomplish what many players dream of and few teams have actually achieved. It is a great testament to English football and Manchester United as well, but no less credit could go to the manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who holds more league titles than any other manager and many major credits as well. Due in large part to his careful recruitment and nurturing of young players, and the free rotation and depth of his squad, he may yet again stamp his name in the history books as a champion of champions.

-Sir Arthur Chillumsworth Esq.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ohmygod! ohmygod! ohmygod!

BREAKING NEWS

The L.A. Sparks just drafted Candace Parker number one in the WNBA draft!!!!!!

In other news of similar importance, it rained last night in Dallas and I coughed twice this afternoon.

What's that? You don't care? No one does.

ESPN, David Stern and GLAAD need to quit trying to shove women's basketball down our throats. No one gives a damn.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

And the winner is......

When the NCAA tourney started, we here at the big and the brown offered you, the sexy readers a challenge, a bracket challenge. The winner would get a free post, to say what ever they wanted to say. No filter, no edits. What ever they wanted to say I would post it.

And the winner is..................ME!

I am so Smart, S-M-R-T!



Man, its so hard to be so damn good. I know it was a "stacked field" anytime i enter a contest, but I gave you guys a shot at the title, and you lost. And I won.


This is mine.

You can't hold me down.

I don't know when I'll let you poor people who think I'm so great have another shot at knocking me off my perch, but I'll let you know. Until then......

Bow Down at grovel at the greatness that is Big.

In second place was Gerry, then bear

Ohh and Brown was last, but that's what makes us so great. We are all over the spectrum.

Is HD bad for baseball?

Crazy thought, right?

I've always thought baseball was one of the best sports ever because there were forms of cheating that were "legal" if you didn't get caught. I am purposely going to ignore the whole steroid/HGH argument because it's a topic that I really just don't feel like going towards. What I'm referring to is shit that pitchers do like scuffing balls, pine tar on the all and stuff like that. You know, the kind of things Eddie Harris told Rick Vaughn in "Major League" about jalapeno juice to get snot going and Ben Gay and Crisco on either nipple.

I love HD television. It's getting to the point where I can't watch sports without it. However, the advent of HD television has caught a couple of Major League pitchers "in the act" so to speak.

The most notable instance of this was the "brown stuff" that Kenny Rogers had on his hand in the World Series.



Here's an example with Scott Proctor in New York



Here's Fransisco Rodriguez (against the Rangers!)



However, in the first week of this season, we've had another instance raise eyebrows.

Jake Peavy's hand in Los Angeles



If you're wondering what my point is it is this: baseball has always had this kind of cheating. It's damn near a part of the game, and, yes, for some reason I think this is different than steroids.

The crisp picture of HD television exposes these pitchers, and though I really can't put my finger on it, I'm not a fan of it. This is one of those things that I've always approached as, "if you can get away with it, good for you." It's the real way old guys can stay in the game.

Rock Chalk




So, as a fan of sports, I'm sure you watched, or at least read this morning about the NCAA championship last night. Kansas came from down 9 to beat Memphis in OT. Good stuff.

Mario "Super Nintendo" Chalmers won the MOP (unstable), for his gritty play, and more importantly his 3 point shot near the end of regulation that sent the game to overtime.

All ready this morning, most talking heads are talking about how Memphis blew it in the end. They couldn't shoot free throws, they did foul when they should have, yada yada. All in all, these two teams were very well matched, they both liked to run, and in the end, Memphis went cold, while Kansas got hot.

I said all year that Kansas could beat anybody with the style of play that Bill Self roles out there, and the fact that anybody on the roster could go for 20.

As for Memphis, it was a travishshammockery that the refs called a tricky tacky foul on Joey Dorsey late in that game that fouled out the senor. I don't know if they could have pulled it off if he was still in the game, but the fact that he had to sit on the sidelines and watch the end of last game he would ever play in college is wrong.

Derrick Rose is the real deal. The kids 19, and in the biggest game of the year, had 18pts, 6 boards, and 8 assists. I don't know what kind of pro player Chris Douglas Roberts will be, but he showed a lot of guts last nights, even with missing those free throws.

So congrats to Kansas, and to the biggest Kansas fan I know, April, your hawks did it, I'm sure Presley couldn't ask for a greater birthday present.


Monday, April 7, 2008

ummm......OK

When you think of top musical acts over the course of the "radio era," I'm sure some names will pop into your head. Beatles, Elvis, U2, Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, and the like. Well last week, with a movement of 15 some odd spots, Mariah Carey now holds the 2nd most number of number one singles of all time. OF ALL FUCKING TIME!

MARIAH FUCKING CAREY!

"Touch my Body," The first single of her yet to be released E=MC squared album marks her 18th number one hit, putting her in the number 2 spot, sandwiched between the Beatles, and Elvis.

So just for clarification, the list goes like this

Beatles - 20
Mariah Carey - 18
Elvis - 17

I don't get it. I can't name one Mariah Carey song, and I bet you can't either. I challenge you to go into the comments, without looking up her bio, and list ANY song of hers. Fucking crazy.

I hate rich people

Cry me a fucking river.

Let me get this straight, people are complaining in Plano because other people are building golf nets too tall?

You purposely build your house right next to a fairway or green and then you complain that you have to put up a net to protect your house from the onslaught of golf balls? Then you complain that golf technology is getting "too good" and now you have to build higher nets and that hurts property value? At the same time, you're going to bitch that your neighbor has put up a net to protect his or her house and that ruins your view?

Look, you stupid ass holes, we amateur golfers suck. Even the best golfers I know will occasionally slice a drive off the tee or miss the green so badly they get into a backyard. Unless you build your house off of a golf course in Augusta, GA, you'd better believe this is an assumed risk on your part.

I think that people who have the time to complain about these things in front of city councils should find something better to do with their time.

Want a suggestion? Have a Coke, put a smile on your face and shut the fuck up.

Let's do the quick hit list bit

Jeez, what a sportsy time right now, I don't know where to start.

The Mavs are alive again?

After destroying the Golden State Warriors, the Lakers turned around and decided to break the Mavericks' hearts (again). In a must-win game against Phoenix, the Mavericks decided to show what they made this whole Kidd trade for and what they can ACTUALLY do as a team. It's safe to say that this team is going to the playoffs. I think they've moved from "team limping in" to "team others are scared to play". Just remember who never who never lost faith.

The Stars open the playoffs against the defending Stanley Cup champions

If I said I really cared, I'd be lying. But, I know they've lost the first round in the past 3 or 4 years. Good luck, guys.

The Rangers have shown a lot of promise opening the season

What has shocked me the most (and the rest of the fan base) is that the strongest parts of the team so far have traditionally been the achilles heels: pitching and centerfield. Millwood and Padilla have been fantastic as a one-two punch. Millwood should be 2-0, and he's been let down by a weak bullpen. As for centerfield? Well, I don't think John Daniels is sad about pulling the trigger for Josh Hamilton. He's the newest fan favorite.

FIFA might cancel the World Cup in 2010?

You read that right. The insurance people for the tournament are pulling out because they feel that South Africa is not going to be ready in time to host the tournament. The fields/complexes won't be ready. The political climate is not safe. All those reasons. Granted, it's 2 years away, and South Africa is going to hold the Confederation Cup as a litmus test, but this is gigantic news. I'll keep an eye on it for the zero of you that give a shit.

Charlton Heston is dead

Well, not only can you pry the rifle from his cold dead hands, but now we've got more soylent green to eat. Is it wrong that it makes me miss Phil Hartman even more?

Rich Rodriguez might not be what Michigan wanted

If it isn't his lawyer claiming that West Virginia is treating him like a slave, then it's the light going off that both Pacman Jones and Chris Henry were on the same team in WVU in 2003 and 2004. I'm not saying anything in particular. But, uh, if you can cause trouble in Morganstown, you can cause trouble in Ann Arbor.

Coach Calipari can't play the underdog card anymore

I'm kind of tired of hearing his schtick, and I'd like to see Kansas come out and win. However, this Memphis team is good. Really really good. Hope that game goes well tonight.