This is what The Cleveland Plain Dealer put out on Monday April 1, 2013....'April Fools!'
First, April Fools Day is and always has been fucking stupid...I don't know how and why it started, and I don't give a shit enough to research it...
Second, The Plain Dealer is fucking stupid, and must think all Clevelanders are as stupid as their staff...Basketball is in it's season right now...Why the fuck would LeBron James, or any active player sign somewhere...Oh wait, they can't...They are already playing and under contract...And anyone who would give a damn knows that James isn't a free agent...This is just fucking stupid...The entire staff should be fired...Which would help the already dying Plain Dealer...This rag has sucked for years...
Third, if you're going to go to the trouble of doing a April Fools joke...Make it semi-realistic...And try to be funny...This was just stupid, and lazy...Fuck the Plain Dealer!
WOW! The weather got so nice in Cleveland on Sunday, it had everyone thinking about Summer...Which got me thinking about images like this one!
While my Brother-in-law in Boston is looking at another mountain of 20+ inches of snow, we're here with sun and 68 degrees....In the last year or two, there has been some crazy weather in the U.S. I mean we're hearing about Tornadoes year round now...Serious weather seems to be hitting everywhere...Well, except one place...The Cleve...Yes, we got some rain and serious wind from "Super Storm Sandy" but our homes didn't blow into the lake...Maybe Mother Nature has realized Cleveland has been shit on enough...
Besides that, we do enough damage ourselves...Just look what this dump truck driver did Saturday morning...
A large portion of I-90 has been closed all weekend while crews take that pedestrian bridge down...Dude knocked it off the pillars...Only in the fucking Cleve!
So, I have to admit that my writing has slipped lately...I've been distracted and tired...So Friday night I forced myself to write...I gave myself a time limit, and knocked out A_15_MINUTE_BLOG just to get my juices going and get shit off my chest...
Now I feel slightly recharged...
A couple months back I was talking about fan loyalty, and how owners and players don't show that same loyalty much these days...That piled on with years of watching Cleveland teams lose, I decided to go free agent...I said that I would choose my baseball team to root for in April...I'll still pay attention to the Indians, but they aren't making the cut...I think Terry Francona will get them going the right direction, but it's not happening this year just because they added 3 guys who hit below .265 and strike out a fucking ton...
I'll also pay attention to the Red Sox because of the family connection...I like that they added Joel Hanrahan...But as some one who kinda got hooked on the Pirates last year, that sucks for Pittsburgh...Also NESN always have hot chicks covering the Sox....
There's the former NESN chick Heidi Watney getting put in her place by the latest NESN hottie, Jenny Dell and her huge creamers! Which would you take?
This year, I'm focused on two teams...Both from the same area...The Baltimore Orioles, and the Washington Nationals...I really want to see if the Orioles can build on what they did last year...But I'm not waiting for April...The Nationals are my team this year...That Harper kid is good, and he's a cocky prick...I like that! Strasburg is a beast, and I'd love to see what he'll do with a full season...They've got a solid staff, and balanced lineup...Screw it...I'm signing a 2 year deal with the Nats!
And I'm not waiting for after the draft or free agency with Football...I have no faith in the Browns, and even if they land some big free agents, which is tough to do here, It will still take time, especially with the hellish QB situation this team has constantly been in...I'm all in with the Seattle Seahawks...Pete Carroll is a douche, but that's a hell of a team they've got going there...Plus, as much as a dick as Richard Sherman seems to be, I love that told off Skip Bayless last week...You can see that HERE...
- Saturday I posted some WISDOM from Bill Burr...The guy kills me...Just hilarious...There was another clip I was watching, and planning on posting...Then it was suggested to me to check it out by a facebook friend...Great minds right! So here's Bill on Gold Diggin' Whores...
Classic Bill Burr!
- I rarely talk Basketball, mainly because I don't watch it...There is nothing I like about the NBA...But I'm going to talk a bit of Basketball this week...Why? Because at one time I use to think Jason Whitlock was a good columnist...Now, after some of the shit he has written and tweeted over the last couple years, I realize he's almost as big of an ass-hat as Rick Reilly...This week Whitlock wrote a column stating that the entire NBA is afraid of LeBron James...REALLY? Why the hell would other elite NBA players be afraid of LeBron...This guy isn't the living legend that Whitlock and dolts at ESPN try to make him out to be...He's only has one NBA title...1...
Whitlock goes on to say that James and Dwayne Wade are the best duo the NBA has seen..."Weíve never seen anything like the pairing of James and Dwyane Wade. Two superstars playing at this level of efficiency, shooting over 50 percent from the field. They invented and perfected the three-quarter-court, alley-oop outlet pass. They popularized the chase-down, hear-my-footsteps blocked shot at the rim. Theyíre lethal at both ends of the court. James and Wade are 94 feet of hell. It might take a fluke or an injury to stop the Heatís winning streak."
I'm not an expert on basketball, but this guy is nuts...Why doesn't he just give them credit for inventing the game...This shit is retarded...They've got one title together...They haven't proven shit yet...With age, Whitlock gets more and more full of shit!
Plus if you believe any bit of what Cleveland sports talk radio says, LeBron wants to come back to Cleveland to end his career...The rumors say he isn't happy in Miami...How much of that is true, I don't know...I know he crew isn't getting their asses kissed and put on the team payroll like they did here....Even worse is how many people would welcome him back with open arms...After all that hate...After feeling so screwed, they'd welcome him back...These are the same people who will never forgive Art Modell for moving HIS team...Gotta love the fucking Cleve!
In closing...Fuck LeBron James...Fuck Jason Whitlock....Cleveland is a bitch, but the Weather has been better then most places...Jenny Dell has great cans...Bill Burr rules...Go Nationals!
Welcome to Wednesday, Gabbers. Iím coming off a few days off for winter break. Iím back in today. Found out I missed out on the job due to Wayne State losing some records. I have a little to wait until they submit my application for certification. So, Iíve got a bit more than a week of work on this assignment.
My first read of the week was Josh Hamilton calling out the Dallas-Fort Worth area. What a bunch of sour grapes. These people stood by you through your battles with addiction and got you elected to quite a few all-star games. I imagine Jeff has a bunch to say about this, so Iím leaving it for the expert and homer.
In case you havenít heard lately, Michael Jordan is 50. ESPN proceeded to spend the last few weeks letting everyone know and TNT chimed in as well. With this news, a lot of pretty ridiculous stories have come out as well. Suddenly, people are talking about Jordan coming back. At 50, Jordan can still play and footage aired showing he can still dunk. Still, facing the facts, people have to admit that he couldnít handle a full 82 games. Reports have come from Charlotte that Jordan is better than any Bobcat player currently on the team. This story is sparked by the fact that Jordan beat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in a pick-up game. Honestly though, who wouldnít let their boss win in a pick-up game? Also, if true, the rumor would only point to Jordanís failure as a talent scout and team owner. If he canít find anyone who can out play a 50 year old, even a HOF 50 year old, then his team is in deep trouble. Itís also quite disturbing that their second team out earns their starters by a considerable margin. Much of that is Ben Gordonís $12 million. Again, more of a black mark against MJ.
Perhaps the other story has been LeBronís handling of the Jordan love fest. Jordan recently announced that Kobe is better than LeBron because Kobe has more rings. LeBron was quick to say that he thought this was an unfair measure of a player. I agree here. A lot of all-time greats leave without rings. Besides, by Jordanís own logic, we should rank Robert Horry as a better player than Jordan. It also means that Jordan would name Bill Russell as the best whoís ever played. A lot of people would agree with this, but I would guess Jordan wouldnít.
More surprising was LeBron James tweet following a night that saw him break the record for most games with 30 or more points. The message was simple: ďIím not MJ, Iím LJĒ. At first glance, a lot of people saw this as more arrogance from LeBron. While I still find the man overbearing, I didnít read it as that. Now every major sports star has to endure being measured against the greats of the league. It just comes with the territory. After a certain amount of time, however, most of these guys step out on their own and make their own image. I think thatís what LeBron is doing here. I donít see him being arrogant. I think heís declaring his own legacy. Heís got a lot of time to build a legacy yet, and the Decision has certainly tainted it, but I like that he seems ready to make his own legacy. After a good ten plus years, heís tired of being the next Jordan. Awesome. I canít blame or fault him here. Go out and win a championship during a full season. I wonít cheer for the guy, but the way heís playing, I will give him credit.
Well, as teams prepare for the NFL draft in a few months, they start to shed some veterans. Some of the names released so far might have been on a Pro Bowl roster a few years ago. Kansas City released Kevin Boss and Steve Breaston. Hey Detroit, think you might want to invite Breaston back to Michigan? The Jets trimmed down their defense by letting Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, and Eric Smith go. The Packers released long time DB Charles Woodson and C Jeff Saturday. Woodson should get another chance, but I imagine this may be the end for Saturday. My favorite story so far is that of former Lions WR and second round pick Titus Young. Young was finally run out of town after a string of odd behavior, stupefying tweets, and asinine play. Young was let go as soon as teams could jettison players. He was reportedly picked up by the Rams. He has now reportedly been let go by the Rams. That may be close to a record and hopefully a wake up call.
Well, thatís all I got for this week. Thanks as always for coming by and reading my thoughts. Aside from being a bit bummed about not getting the job, Iíve turned my attention to rings. Iím engagement ring hunting. Wish me luck with that. I leave you as always with your word of the week.
1. The unintentional use of wrong words: the misuse of a word through confusion with another word that sounds similar, or the creation of a new word in an attempt to sound scholarly or educated.
2. absurd or humorous misuse of words, terms, or phrases especially by confusing terms, words or historical events with others.
3. The act of creating new words out of frustration when one has limited knowledge of a particular event or subject matter.
"'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'" --a Tweet sent by Sarah Palin in response to being ridiculed for inventing the word "refudiate," proudly mistaking her illiteracy for literary genius, July 18, 201
In this example, both refudiate and misunderestimate are examples of palinpropism.
All hail the King?? Air Jordan out of air?? Who is Lynn?? 4 team playoff suck?? President Obama not making friends with Red Sox fans?? This and more in this weeks edition ofÖ.
Is this a paid endorsement? I wish. Congrats James for a great NBA finals.
Congratulations go out to the Miami Heat. They played great basketball on their way to winning the NBA Title.
Some have called him cocky, some have called him selfish, some have called him arrogant, but now all have to call him a champion. That includes me. I was upset because he didnít go to my favorite basketball team the Brooklyn Nets. Sure it is easier when there are other superstars on the team your going to, but that doesnít make it that much easier to win a championship. Otherwise the Heat would have won it all last year.
But you have to give credit where credit is due, and to that I congratulate King James. Got to say LeBron James played ďLights outĒ during the Heats run to the Title. He carried the team the whole way. He was the runaway winner of the Playoff MVP award. He turned his game around when the Heat needed it.
Who would have thought that Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey (11-1) has more wins than Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay combined.
But even more surprising is that Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn (10-3) also has more wins than Lee and Halladay.
Just figured out why the Phillies are 9 games behind the Nationals, no Howard, Lee or Halladay.
He might have been the NBAís greatest player ever, by as an owner, Michael Jordan is a shell of his playing days. Why did he pick Mike Dunlap to coach the team?
He had†some of the leagues smartest coaches interview for his head coaching job, so what does Air-Head Jordan do, he takes a college coach with no real head coaching experience to guide his team.
How can anyone sue a youngster? A New Jersey woman is. Elizabeth Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near a fenced in bullpen when she was hit in the face with a ball that catcher Matthew Migliaccio threw while warming up a pitcher. Lloyd is asking for $150,000 in damages.
Is this the new trend is celebrating a save?
Apparently the Reds were not happy with the situation as several Reds players talked to Chapman after the game.
I am not a fan of the new college football 4 team playoff. This was made to suit the SEC and the Big-10 and could suck even more than the BCS. It would be better if the NCAA gets off their fat asses and realigned the conferences to 10 twelve team conferences. The winner from each conference championship will go to a playoff to determine the National Champions. It can be done.
Way to go Mr. President. The President, during a fundraiser in Boston, playfully joked with the crowd, referencing the trade between the Red Sox and White Sox that sent Kevin Youkilis to Chicago.
President Barack Obama certainly isn't helping his campaign in Red Sox Nation.
"And finally Boston, I just want to say, thank you for Youkilis," Obama said.
The President's quip was met with some laughs, but mostly with boos and "Youk" chants from the crowd at Symphony Hall.
"I'm just saying, he's going to have to change the color of his socks," added Obama, a known White Sox fan.
The rough crowd caused Obama to backtrack on his jokes and realize that he should not have mixed baseball in with his re-election campaign.
"I didn't think I was going to get any boos out of here," Obama said. "I should not have brought up baseball. I understand. My mistake! My mistake! You've got to know your crowd."