Well, it looks like a couple people are ready for some finger poppin' good times...Here we are, day after the 4th of July...Do you still have all your fingers? I hope every one had fun celebrating the 4th...That said, if your city/town is one of those shit-dick places that did fireworks on July 3rd, or 5th, fuck off...You celebrate on the 4th...Do the firewworks on the 4th...You see this more an more...Just like those asshole places that have their Halloween trick-or-treat on the Saturday before...Fuck you...You trick-or-treat on Halloween!
You don't ever see anyone or anywhere celebrate New Years on December 29th or January 3rd...Why? Because there is onlt one fucking New Years, just like there is one Halloween, and one 4th of July...Come on America, lets get our shit together...
Next up in the Finger Pop...NHL teams are all trying to find salary cap space, while holding onto key players, and landing quality and high profile free agents...There is a hot term now in the NHL...The "Compliance Buyout." This lets teams string out a percentage of a players contract, when waiving him, and it not killing their cap number...
In Philadelphia the Flyers dropped big money, $28 million to buyout the contracts of Ilya Bryzgalov and Daniel Briere...Then what did they do...Get themsleves another big contract on the books, signing 33 year old Vincent Lecavalier to a 5 year, $22.5 million contract....I think 5 years for a 33 year old who has spent a lot of time injured the last couple years is dumb, but good for Vinny...He's going to be sitting pretty making his $4.5 million a year from Philly...But on top of that is his buyout from Tampa Bay, who wanted/needed to get him off the books...From the Lightning he'll get $2.3 million a year for the next 14 seasons...WOW!
And and Flyers fans don't get too excited...Your team still has some holes to fill...Which should be fun to see since Lecavalier's contract just took them $300,000 over the salary cap!
While that buy out mess, and signing made me laugh...And sick...My favorite so far, and I doubt it will be topped is the New York Islanders buying out Goalie Rick DiPietro...Seven years ago GM Garth Snow thought it would be a good idea to give this average goalie a 15 year, $67.5 million contract...Since then DiPietro has either sucked, been injured, or both...Well, the Islanders have decided to finally rid themselves of this douche...To do so, they used the Compliance Buyout...DiPietro will be given $1.5 million annually for the next 16 years....
Yeah, Lecavalier will be earning more, but at least he put together a really good career so far...DiPietro has just blown...And I love that Snow had to finally admit he made a huge mistake...If I was teh owner I'd make him hold a press conference stating that he is sorry, and that he is a fucking idiot....They have to pay a guy $1.5 million a year, for 16 years, to go the fuck away!
How I wouldn't love a job that I could suck at, and the boss just finally breaks down and says, 'You're fucking killing us...Here, I'll pay you $1.5 million a year for, lets say 16 years...All you have to do is go the fuck away!'
Where the fuck do I sign!?!
Surprisingly, the New York Rangers didn't use the Compliance Buyout on Brad Richards, as many expected...GM Glen Sather says he expects Richards (33 yrs. old) to bounce back...So the Rangers will take the $9 million cap hit this season...Many Rangers fans, myself included, don't like this move, because it is giving the Rangers very little room to hold onto key players, and make any splash in free agency...
The Pittsburgh Pengins signed 26 year old defenseman Kris Letang to an eight year $58 million extension...It's not a horrible signing, but I'm just not a fan of going that long with anyone...But there is another reason this deal is risky...With this extension, the Penguins will have nearly half of their salary cap space locked up in 4 players...Letang, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and James Neal...Those 4 fuckers better stay healthy and produce or your team is gonna be in trouble...
Then comes the Boston Bruins who were talking to teams during the draft about moving 21 year old and former #2 overall pick, Tyler Seguin...Well, Thursday the Bruins sent Seguin, Rich Peverley, and minor-leaguer Ryan Button to Dallas for Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith (22), 23 year old Matt Fraser, and Joe Morrow (20), the key piece Dallas got from Pittsburgh when they traded Brenden Morrow...Eriksson(27) gives the Bruins an elite left-handed winger who can play either side, and knows how to shoot...He's posted 70 points in each of the last 3 seasons...He has 3 years left on his $25.5 million, 6 year deal, which will be a smaller cap hit what Seguin would have been...The Bruins added a lot of youth and potential, and a proven player...
They also rid themselves of what they felt could be a major problem...According to "sources around the team," the Bruins had to have a sit down with Seguin during their playoff series with Toronto...They questioned his commitment to the team, and wanted him to start acting like a "Professional"...One report says Seguin showed up to the Air Canada Centre wearing the same close for 3 straight days...The 21 year old has earned quite the rep for partying since his 19 year old rookie season when he helped the Bruins win the Cup...and the rep isn't that good, based on this tweet from the Cask 'N Flagon...
"The Boston nightclub scene will be a better place without #tylerseguin demanding entry.#TradeSeguin"
The Bruins have another pressing issue to get to as well....
The contract extension people are waiting to see done in Boston, is goalie Tuuka Rask...The speculation is saying the 26 year old could be looking at a deal in the area of $56 million over 8 years...Smart moving taking that 1 year deal last season and proving yourself...Rask and the Bruins both gambled in those negotiations, and it looks like Rask won...
Is Hockey back?? Wes Welker’s wife rants on Ray Lewis?? Two MLB Hall of Famer’s pass away. All this and more in this weeks edition of….
There is something wrong with the Rooney Rule, when you have a coach that won 10 games and not one team hired him. Lovie Smith in 144 games was 81-63 with one NFC Championship. Hoe could that be?
Syracuse University basketball will retire the jersey of Carmelo Anthony on Feb. 23rd. Number 15, Anthony‘s former number, holds the Cuse records for freshmen with 22.2 points and 10 rebounds a game. Carmelo led Syracuse to the 2002-03 NCAA Championship. He was the Most Outstanding Player at the 2003 Final Four as well as the Big East Rookie of the Year. Over 30,000 tickets have already been sold for the event.
Syracuse University does not retire basketball numbers, but to honor the player’s jersey. The Orange have retired the following jerseys: Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, Billy Gabor, Vic Hanson, Billy Owens, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh, Rony Seikaly and Pearl Washington.
Former Baltimore Oriole manager “Duke of Earl,” Earl Weaver, passed away at the age of 82. The Hall of Famer was the greatest manager the Orioles have ever had, winning 1,480 games, 4 American League Pennants and 1 World Series. He was a feisty manager who was noted for his confrontations with the umpires. Earl was ejected 91 times for his run-ins with the umpires.
One of the greatest ballplayers to ever play the game, Stan “The Man” Musial passed away at the age of 92. He was one of the greatest hitters of all-time. He had 3,630 hits (4th all-time), 725 doubles (3rd), 177 triples (19th). 475 homeruns (28th), 1,951 RBI’s (6th), 1,949 runs (9th), .417 on-base percentage (22nd) and a .331 batting average (30th). Musical won 7 NL batting titles, 3 NL MVP awards and was the driving force behind the Cardinals winning 3 World Series titles.
I have never seen him play, but from reading about him, I read that he was very popular with the fans. He would do magic tricks for the kids and he liked to play the harmonic to entertain crowds,
Too bad more players can’t be like “Stan The Man.”
ESPN’S Profile:60 They did a feature on Ray Lewis. I will give ESPN credit they did mention the murders in Atlanta.
You know that people have missed hockey, at least in the North, when the New York Islanders sell out their first game against the New Jersey Devils and then for their second home game draw over 15,000 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Oh, by-the-way. Islanders have 2 points.
Anna Burns Welker took a shot at Baltimore Raven LB Ray Lewis. This is what she had to say:
"Proud of my husband and the Pats. By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis' Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay! What a hall of fame player! A true role model!."
She has since apologized for the comment.
I don’t think she should have to say she is sorry for what is the truth.
Islander rookie scores an amazing goal, former players sue NFL, Tigers mansion cost $$$ all this inside here, on this edition of Rants and Raves.
New York Islanders 2011 number one draft pick, Ryan Strome, had an amazing goal during a shootout at the Islander’s Blue and White Scrimmage and Skills Competition. Here it the clip:
Tiger Woods $54 million dollar mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida has a running track, several pools, and a golf course. It is expense to live in this house, to the tune of $5.4 million dollars a year.
Expenses for Tigers home a month:
Landscaper (includes golf course) $40,000
Pool (Includes 100 foot and 60 foot pools) $3,000
Water (Includes golf course and pools) $25,000
Use of Money (beats me) $135,000
Real Estate Taxes $ 90,000
Management Company $20,000
Security (3 staff plus state of the art security system and guard house)
Housecleaning (3 full time in staff at $1,500 each plus supervision)
Monthly Total $451,666
Annual Total $5,419,992
It looks like Peyton Manning won’t be ready for the start of camp. Wait, there is no camp yet.
I received my Jacksonville Jaguars season tickets in the mail this past Monday. Wow, now if they can get a deal done.
Now there is a report coming from TMZ saying that 73 former players are suing the NFL, saying the league knew about the effects of concussions for 90 years. The plaintiffs claim that "The NFL knew as early as the 1920's of the harmful effects on a player's brain of concussions; however, until June of 2010 they concealed these facts from coaches, trainers, players and the public." TMZ says Mark Duper, Rodney Hampton and Ottis Anderson are some of the players named in the lawsuit.
It’s July 21st and the Pittsburg Pirates are fighting for a playoff spot. There are even rumors flying around saying they will be buyers at the trading dead-line. Wow, have times changed??
Well it's Valentine's Day...Another horse shit day to make us spend money, and say I love you to the people we should probably just say it to every day...What a bunch of crap! But yes, I got Mrs. Beeze flowers, and I got her chocolate covered strawberries...WHY? because I like to put my dick in her, so I do what needs to be done for the greater good!
Last week, after Monday's post I wasn't around at all...I just wasn't very inspired to write...I didn't care what was going on...I was tired...And honestly, there were nights that I just wanted to hang with my kids...Especially the baby...She's my favorite! She doesn't talk...She always smiles at me, and acts like I'm the cat's ass...She's my girl!
Anyway, I was trying to figure out what to write about this week...Well with all this Valentine's love in the air, I thought I'd bring the hate...People say you shouldn't hate...Well, hate is a normal, human feeling/reaction...It's as normal as masturbation! And probably a more common feeling than love...So I'm bringing some hate to your Valentine's Day!
Right now, I'm hating the 250 people I hate to cook for at The Fish House Saturday night...What a needy bunch of cunts! Who knew so many assholes had so many horseshit allergies to so many things...If you have a Shellfish Allergy, you can't eat the Lobster Bisque dummy...Hell, you probably don't want to eat at a seafood joint!
What else am I hating? The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins are always on that list, but after Friday night, I see some new candidates for the Skull Fuck Hall of Fame...Clearly the Islanders were pissed their shitty goalie got laid out with one punch a couple weeks ago, so Friday they were going to send a message...Here are some numbers from the game...17 Fighting Majors...59 Penalties...300+ Penalty Minutes...9 Game Misconducts...The Penguins ended the game with 6 skaters...The Islanders ended with 9...
Okay, I'm all for the fighting in Hockey, but this one got a bit out of control...I'm adding the refs to the Hate list, because these dolts should have known some shit was going to happen...I hate the Penguins, although in many situations the Islanders were the instigators, and taking some cheap shots...But the Pens weren't innocent...Let's go to the video...everything is included in this one...
The Islanders I have always hated thanks to my loyalty to the New York Rangers...But the shit some of those guys pulled has taken it up a notch...No wonder you're the worst team in the league...Between the dummy owner...The fuck-tard GM...The bad coach, and the hack goon-squad, you dopes don't stand a chance...
Next on my shit list...Over-positive Cleveland fan...I've beat on these people before, so why stop now? Yes, there are people trying to give the Cavaliers' record setting losing streak a positive spin..."Hey the Cavs will have a better chance at winning the Draft Lottery" SO! A better chance, big fucking shit...Draft a potential superstar, and watch him leave a few years later...AWESOME!
But worse is the Cleveland fan who wants to point out that this losing streak "doesn't define us"...No shit ass-hat! I don't play basketball, let alone for that shit team...Basketball and the Cavaliers come no where near close to defining me...No silly sports team does...And if you are concerned with talking-heads in the media using sports teams to define you as a person or your city, well dummy, you are their target audience...
Lastly, I'm going to hate Neil Young...This one hurts a bit because I always liked Neil Young...But then I heard a newer song of his..."Angry World"...Well if wasn't already a "angry world" before, it is now after hearing this shit...
Didn't Neil write, "It's better to burn out, then to fade away"...Well I have to say, Neil, You've burned out, and I wish you would have faded away...What a steaming pile of shit!
Now, I'm getting out of here...If you don't recall, the Mrs. and I had a deal based on her performing oral favors, and well, she's built up a back-log...