What's up gabbers?
I just thought I would check in and give a quick update to my brother's status, because it's been a while since I've stopped by. The good news is that he found out that the chemotherapy is working, and the cancer is now reduced by about 25% from what it was when they discovered the tumor. The doctor hopes that the chemo will continue to shrink the tumor so they can remove it from his body, and as of right now he is still on schedule and hasn't had any set backs with the treatment. The hardest part of it for me is seeing him suffer, because the chemo is, to be blunt, kicking the shit out of him. He can barely move without being in intense pain, and he says that he constantly feels like shit because of the medicine that they are giving him, but if everything goes as planned he won't have to endure it much longer.
I would like to thank all of you for your support, thoughts, prayers, kind words, and anything else you've afforded me during this difficult time for me and my family. It really means a lot to know that I've got all of you on my side.
While I'm here, I figure I might as well talk some sports, since this is a sports site...
First of all ... fuck you, LeBron James. I'm tired of seeing your stupid "What do you want me to do?" commercial every 10 minutes on ESPN. You wanna know what I want you to do? I want you to shut the fuck up, tear your ACL, and miss the rest of the season. Then, when you come back next year, I want you to do your best Greg Oden impression and fuck up your knee again, and miss another season. Then, I want you to realize that your knee just can't hold up to the daily grind of playing in the NBA anymore, and I want you to disappear so I can actually enjoy watching a basketball game without having to hear about you and your stupid "super-team" in Miami. Are you at least paying ESPN for all the blow-jobs you're getting? Knowing you, probably not, since you're a stupid childish selfish overpaid overrated motherfucker douchebag. But it's okay LeBron, you keep on being the asshole that you are, because karma will come back and bite your ass one day, and I can't wait to see you fall flat on your face in a big steaming pile of pig-shit filled failure.
Sorry, just had to get that out of my system...
Moving on to the NFL, I'm thankful the Panthers got a win last week against the 49ers and avoided the possibility of joining the Lions as the only other team to go 0-16 in a season. Hopefully they can put together another win against the Rams this week and get some respectability with the talking heads who, for some fucked up reason, still think they're the worst team in the league. Umm, excuse me, but that would be the Bills. You know, the team that still hasn't won a game this year.
I'm glad that the Giants and Rangers made the World Series, because I don't know if I could have handled watching another Phillies/Yankees series. The Phillies making it wouldn't have bothered me too much, but I am glad that the Yankees fell flat on their asses and got handled by the Rangers, even though they will solve their problems in the off-season by signing Cliff Lee to a 10 year, 800 million dollar deal to draw him away from the rest of the league so they never lose to him again.
The one problem I have with baseball right now is that it's still going on. Hell, the World Series started on the 26th of October, when it should have already been over. And, Bud Selig wants to EXPAND the playoff system in baseball, to include even more playoff series that apparently will keep baseball going through Christmas. I guess a 6-month long season isn't quite enough for Bud, even though expanding the playoffs without reducing the regular season would be a monumental mistake. I love baseball as much as anyone, but even I think that 162 games is way too many.
I also think that the DH should be abolished. I know, I know, a lot of people like the DH, but to me it screws up the sport to have the National League and American League playing by different rules. The American and National Leagues should each have 15 teams and 3 divisions -- I don't know about you but I'm tired of the 6-team NL Central and the 4-team AL West -- and both leagues should play one another throughout the whole season like the NFL , NHL, and NBA. It would end a lot of confusion and would make baseball better in the long run.
If baseball wants to expand the playoffs, they have to reduce the amount of games in the regular season to 148 or 154, if not fewer. But we know that Bud won't do that, because then teams and networks will lose valuable revenue dollars, which is the sole purpose for the expansion of the postseason (don't buy Bud's bullshit of "to make the game better for the fans" -- bullshit Bud, you want to make more money).
It is nice to see some of the undefeated teams in NCAA Football lose, because that helps increase Boise State's odds of finally busting the BCS and getting a title shot (of course, I'm sure that a 1-loss team would get the nod over Boise, just because the BCS is made up of elitist douchebags). I was hopeful that South Carolina would have a shot at the title game after they beat Alabama, but then they shit the bed and lost to the Kentucky Sister-Fuckers and blew any and all chances at making the National Championship Game, so now they have to focus on winning the SEC East for the first time (which if they win their next two games, they will do) and making it to a big-name bowl game (probably the Capital One Bowl or the Outback Bowl if they win their remaining 4 games).
Well, I think I've rambled on enough for one night. Please feel free to leave any comments in the comment section below.
Until next time...