H/T The Anchoress
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Now to the issue.
After I poured my morning cup of coffee, I began to peruse the PD. When I turned to the "Sporty Page", I noticed the following headline above "Cavaliers Insider": Daugherty's Cavs come out a winner
That intrigued me. The article began, "Former Cleveland center Brad Daugherty thinks his Cavs teams would beat the current edition." Daugherty concluded by stating, "...there's just no way that they could have matched up with us to stop our offense because we were too efficient." The body of the article allowed that James would be a handfull, but that Price ran the perfect pick-and-roll and Harper would have been the "X-factor" (whatever that means).
Daugherty wrote this gem on ESPN's Media Zone Water Cooler. In other words, he wasn't asked about this, he just came up with it on his own.
I'm certain that Brad knows much more about the NBA than I do, but I remember his "edition" of the Cavs. They were good, but never won a championship. Never came close. Odds are better than even that this edition will.
Perhaps he's been commenting on NASCAR too long.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I can sit through the multicultural PC stuff. Comes with the territory.
However, I saw something on the Playhouse Disney website that really "got my Irish up"! They are promoting party ideas for "Shamrock Day". See the picture of Mickey Mouse in a leprechaun hat.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
OK, the steelers are world champions. They played a great game. Sure. Blah, blah, blah, & blah. If you listen to the local media, you would swear that the entire team is made up N/E Ohioans. Not so. It's gotten to the point that the local media is fawning over the steelers.
Here comes the point of this post. The Cleveland/pittsburg rivalry is dead, and has been for quite some time. The local media wants to make sure that Mangini understands what the rivalry means. Does he understand it? Does he know the history? Will he ensure that the players understand the rivalry and its history? Excuse me! Where have you been?
In order for there to be a rivalry, there has to be, at the very least, a SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HELL that the two rivals will compete on a level field. Right. There should be some doubt as to who will win. We haven't seen that in what, 14 years? Truth be told, we haven't seen a competetive rivalry since the 1960s.
If you care to log onto www.nfl.com, you can look at the cold, hard stats. For the first three decades of the the Browns/steelers matchups, the Browns dominated. The steelers sucked-out-loud when it came to the win-loss column. They did, however, play the Browns competetively. The rivalry was born. Then, when the Browns began their decline (insert: "bradshaw"), they still played the steelers like it meant something.
Until Cleveland can field a team that stands a chance of beating the steelers, the rivalry is dead. Currently, the Browns are a joke in pittsburg. Need proof? Travel to pittsburg and take a look at the sidewalk vendors. The most popular t-shirt reads, "IT'S SO EASY TO BEAT THE BROWNS".
Saturday, January 31, 2009
They name her (I won't). She already had six kids. She's 31. Never been married, no "boyfriend". No job ("professional student"). Lives off of parents and our tax-paying dime. Worked or volunteered for a time at a fertility clinic (presumably long enough to zero in on a donor or two). I can't make this stuff up.
Have at it! I'll comment later when I've fully digested how we've gotten to this point.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
There is no mercy rule in girls basketball that shortens the game or permits the clock to continue running when scores become lopsided. There is, however, "a golden rule" that should have applied in this contest, said Edd Burleson, the director of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. Both schools are members of this association, which oversees private school athletics in Texas.
"On a personal note, I told the coach of the losing team how much I admire their girls for continuing to compete against all odds," Burleson said. "They showed much more character than the coach that allowed that score to get out of hand. It's up to the coach to control the outcome."
Firstly. You KNOW this is not the pro game. In the pro game it is not up to the coaches to control the outcome. It is up to the referee who has a little wager involving the game who controls the outcome.
Secondly, just what was the other option for the losing team? They continued to compete against all odds. Yes. What else where they to do? Walk off and have some pizza? Start a fight and hope to get ejected?
I'm just hoping that these teams face off in an alumni game in 15 years or so. Time tends to level the playing field - or court as it were.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
On the last page it asks "If you could ask the President to do something, what would it be?" I misread it and asked John "If you could ask Barack Obama one thing, what would it be?" (I told him I'd ask him what his favorite baseball team is.) John thought for a moment and said "Where did you get all your money?"