Advice for King James, Lenny Dykstra strikes, Mavericks, Bruins and more in this edition of Rants and Raves.
If I am LaBron James, I am taking the low road this off-season. You know the old saying, “out of site, out of mind.” Go on vacation, don’t do commercials or interviews. Do charitable work, and practice at your craft.
The concept of realignment seems odd. More teams have a chance to fight for a playoff spot now, why would MLB even considered it. It is like going back to 1968, the last year before divisions were placed.
Two leagues of 15 teams with the top 5 teams making the playoff. All it does is add one more playoff team. Major League Baseball can do that now just by adding another playoff spot in each league.
Now batting, Lenny Dykstra.
First pitch, strike one, high and tight, financial and legal problems
Second pitch, strike two, takes looking, cocaine, ecstasy and human growth hormone
Strike three, swinging, 25 misdemeanor and felony counts of grand theft auto, attempted grand theft auto, identity theft and other stupid stuff.
When will it end?? How about prison time.
New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is now a “loyal opposition” to Russia’s top leaders. He was handpicked by President Dmitry Medvedev as a safe man to lead an opposition party that will lightly criticize the Kremlin but avoid any real dissent. The Party is called the “Right Cause” as is favored by Russia’s business elite, and best and brightest people.
Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks for winning the NBA Championship. You weren’t even suppose to make it pass the first round, yet you easily beat the Lakers, you took care of the Thunder and you made “King” James look more like a “Princess” in the finals.
It goes to show that collusion doesn’t always work.
Anything inside Terrelle Pryor’s brain. Hello, Hello, McFly, anyone in their??
"I say sorry to all the Buckeye nation and all the Buckeye fans across the country," Pryor said. "I never meant to hurt anybody directly or indirectly with my conduct off the field and I am truly sorry."
"In terms of coach Jim Tressel, a special shoutout," Pryor said. "I'm sorry for what all went down and I apologize with all my heart. I love you just like a father. You taught me a lot and I apologize for putting you in a situation and taking you out of a job and place that you loved to be. I regret the fact that you're not there any more and I regret the fact that I'm not there any more."
It is a little too late for the damage control drill, you moron.
Derek Jeter is on the 15-day disable list for a grade-1 strain of the calf. Let me see he is six hits shy of 3,000, with a 6 game road trip coming up. Are they Yankees waiting for Jeter to come home to get his 3,000 hit???
For those that are interested, there are only 79 days left before the Big East football starts.
Congratulations go out to the Boston Bruins for winning their first Stanley Cup since 1972. It was a great NHL Finals.
Meanwhile, fans of the Vancouver Canucks suck. Drunken fans set cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. Later, looters smashed windows and ran inside department stores. An hour after the game ended, troublemakers started hurling garbage and bottles at police officers, who deflected the debris with riot shields. Protesters who rushed the police line were quickly subdued with blows from a truncheon. Protesters held what looked like pipes or hockey sticks over their heads as they jeered at officers. Newspaper boxes were wrenched off the sidewalk and hurled through store windows. Portable toilets were tipped as the stifling black smoke spread through the city's core. Some seemed to revel in the rampage, recording the vandalism on cell phones and video cameras. A few congratulated those who tried to attack police, and others erupted with cheers every time something was damaged. Fans set fire to a stuffed bear decorated to symbolize the Bruins, while others sang a drunken tune as they danced on an overturned vehicle.
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