Welcome to the tantrums where Uncle B.O.B. has a question for all of the May Day freaks out there – did you ever consider the fact that the reason you don’t have a job is that you aren’t presentable when you get that interview? Good Lord did you check out those anarchists? If you are in a position to hire, would you even remotely consider these folks for a position with your company?
There was a lady in Seattle who had the question of the day after she walked out of her office to find her car windows destroyed by rocks: “How does destroying my window get you what you want? What’s the point of destroying my car?”
ON TO THE SPORTS RANTS...
Sports is becoming troublesome to me. More on this in a special rant next week (I know, I know - shameless plug)...
Speaking of action on the field, has anybody noticed that one of the fastest growing sports out there is Lacrosse?
MLB. I had a great laugh Sunday when that DH for Baltimore (Jones I believe) goes 0-8, yet pitches for the win. Not something you see every day in the American League.
Why do I like Baseball in May? Because for a moment, I can celebrate the fact that Baltimore, Cleveland, and Washington are sitting in First place, Oakland is playing .500 ball, and the Houston Astros are respectable.
Memo to Cole Hamels - (1) How stupid are you with all the attention paid to athletes trying to hurt other athletes to go out and intentionally plunk a player who has played a grand total of eight games? That doesn't make you "old school" or a "tough guy", it makes you look like a sissy. (2) Who made you the Guardian of Baseball's "Old School values"? I don't know if you know this Cole, but it's 2012 - there isn't any MLB player out there who has any idea of what "Old School" means, let alone knowing what those values are. Hey Washington Pitchers, it's time you threw at this schmuck when he comes up to bat.
Speaking of dummies - SF Giants relief pitcher Guillermo Mota earned himself a 100 game suspension for his second offense under the drug policy. Brilliant - Brian Wilson is already out and you go and do some dumb stuff like this? With SF's bad offense, lousy fielding, and subpar pitching, it could be a long summer for fans of Los Gigantes.
Kentucky Derby. Tradition came back to sports on Saturday. Do I know anything about Horse Racing? Hell no, but in this time of foolishness in sports, it’s nice to know that there will be some normalcy, if only for two minutes or so.
College Football. Personally, I am glad the MWC and C-USA have an agreement to make that 24 team super-conference. If I’m in charge of this, I’m negotiating with the Cotton Bowl to host our championship game. These two conferences have bent over and grabbed their ankles long enough. Perhaps it’s time for the small boys to accept their role and have their own championship game. Hell, they are NEVER going to get into the BCS, so why not?
So who got screwed by the demise of the WAC? Sorry Jeff, that was Texas State who ends up going to the Sun Belt Conference while their sister school, UT-San Antonio ends up in the mega-conference.
NBA. There’s no other way to put it – on Sunday Night in Boston, Atlanta EFFING QUIT, and if I recall this ain’t the first time the Hawks have done this!!! No wonder the Hawks can't get a fan base - they get blown out every playoffs.
Speaking of not even trying, the Miami Heat are a prime example of why the NBA is unwatchable. The New York Knicks have multiple injuries, their best big man is sitting on the bench with five fouls, yet the Heat can't close them out? Stoudamire is playing with one hand and he dominates? LBJ can't handle Carmelo Anthony when he's a one man show? I'm not going to go so far as claim another conspiracy theory, but it was obvious that the Heat never left their hotel rooms for this one...
I still believe that San Antonio is still too dominant. Denver then OKC will run the Lakers out of the gym.
Cougar Report. Spring practices have wound down and the Cougars had their Purple (Defense) vs. White (Offense) Spring Game. Jerry brought one of his teammates from the Beavers with him and on the initial kickoff, this dude rant it back 90 yard for a TD.
Jerry played well, but what I was amazed at was the size of the O-Line compared to the D-Line, an average of 50 pounds of difference.
Aussie Rules Football. Can we talk about actual sports on the field? An actual good game with non-stop action and a great finish. I didn’t have commercials, and was just great till the end…