More excitement in the ACC, who’s going who’s coming, wasting air time, MLB HOF ballots, who should be in the Hall of Fame, and a lot more in this weeks edition of…….
I don’t know about you but I put on several pounds. This year I did not go the Turkey route as my mom was out of town (she usually does the holiday cooking) and my wife and I can’t see wasting Turkey since we really only eat a slice or two for Thanksgiving. So, my wife made me my favorite meal, veal parmesan. It was great and I had two big pieces.
I hope you Gabbers had a safe, but wonderful, Thanksgiving.
By now you already know that Morehead State Eagle’s coach. Sean Woods, received a one game suspension for shoving guard Devon Atkinson in the back. I only hope that Coach Woods only follows Bobby Knight it winning games and not following Knight in the kind of demeanor that eventually got him fired from Indiana University.
On November 8th the Jacksonville Jaguars hosted a military appreciation night against the Indianapolis Colts. This event had the fans applauding for a while.
Sam Gordon, the 9-year old football wonder, has joined the likes of Tiger Woods, Walter Payton, Michael Jordan and Lou Gehrig as she has now been featured on the cover of a Wheaties box. In her first year in the “Gremlin age group” of the UTE Conference, she had 35 touchdowns and 1,911 rushing yards,
What a waste of TV air time as the New York Jets were humiliated at home by the New England Patriots. I know the NFL thought, when they made the schedule, that this was going to be an outstanding game. Little did they know. The bad thing is I watched the game on a full stomach and had to throw up on more than one occasion.
New York Giant TE Martellus Bennett saved a mans life this past Sunday after the football game. Check out what ESPN had to say about it.
I am not, by no means, a Notre Dame fan. But, I have to give them credit in their win against USC. I thought after USC tossed a 53-year pass and it was 1st and goal, I’m like oh yeah, USC is going to tie it up. But to the credit of the Irish defense they stuffed USC and did not allow them to score. So now we know at least one team, Notre Dame is in the National Championship. Who will the other team be? That will be decided by the winner of the Alabama versus Georgia winner.
Louisville will be leaving the Big East and joining the ACC in 2014. The Cardinals will be a welcome addition to the ACC as they have a very good basketball program and their football program is on the upswing.
Has anyone noticed but the Big East will not have the New York and New Jersey TV market as Rutgers and Syracuse will be gone from the conference.
Marvin Miller, former union head of the Major League Baseball Players Association passed away at the age of 95. He was hated by MLB owners and loved by the players, but one thing is certain, he changed the sport for the betterment of the players.
"All players -- past, present and future -- owe a debt of gratitude to Marvin, and his influence transcends baseball," current union head Michael Weiner said. "Marvin, without question, is largely responsible for ushering in the modern era of sports, which has resulted in tremendous benefits to players, owners and fans of all sports."
Highlights of Millers Tenure:
• MLBPA executive director from 1966-82
• Negotiated first collective bargaining agreement in professional sports in 1968
• Helped players negotiate right to arbitration in 1970, leading to free agency in 1975
• Guided players through three strikes and two lockouts
• Minimum salary was $6,000 when he joined MLBPA in 1968; was $33,500 when he left in 1982; was $480,000 in 2012.
Let The Debate Begin!!!
The steroid era of MLB Hall of Fame begins in earnest as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are on the HOF ballot for the first time. We all know that Mark McGuire (has never received more than 24% of the vote) has been stymied as has Rafael Palmerio (has received no higher than 12.6% of the vote. All these players have the statistics worthy of election to the Hall Of Fame, but have tested positive or have been suspected of taking illegal substances.
Other first time players on the ballot are Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling. These players will join Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines, who were among the highest vote getters from last years voting.
Well, now that were finished with that...I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday...Last night I did post a THANKSGIVING_MESSAGE...I hope some people took my suggestion to stay away from the Black Friday madness...It seems the whole point of Thanksgiving gets lost these days with our insane need to compete to get more stuff...
What? What? Too soon?
So Turkey Day always brings us some bonus football...While many people like the Tradition of the Lions and Cowboys each having a game on this holiday, I don't...The Cowboys are always on National TV, and I'm sick of it...Whoever said they're "America's Team" is a dolt...If they're "America's Team" then why the hell do we have 31 other NFL teams...Let alone all the NCAA teams...I was so happy when the NFL added the third game...And this year, it was the Patriots at the Jets...
Boy to the jets love trying to get more media coverage...Too bad they get the coverage for all the wrong reasons...
Wow...Who knew the Jets could make people forget just how bad the Browns are...The Patriots crushed them 49-19 and it wasn't even that close...
As for the early games...The Lions and Texans had a good game that went late into OT, before the Texans won 34-31...And Texans fans should thank the refs and one of the dumbest rules I have ever heard of...'If you challenge a TD call before the booth reviews it, it can't be reviewed'....What the fuck kind of asshole loop-hole is this?
As for the Cowboys vs Redskins...While I really like RG3, I didn't watch it...Not just because I'm sick of the Cowboys...The kids, my brother, and I were out side playing a little ball ourselves...Not to sound corny, but I'll take that over the NFL any day...The weather was great, and they're talking snow Friday night, so we made the most of the day...
Now I've dumped on the Browns all year, and I've avoided watching many of their games...But this week I have to tune in, as they take on the Steelers...Not because of how I hate the Steelers...Not because I suddenly have high hopes that the Browns can win...It's because of THIS...The Browns want to combat the famous Pittsburgh Terrible Towel, by handing out white flags...WHITE FLAGS!?!?!?! Are fucking shitting me...Is there an award for dumbest front office and PR department? If there is/was, these fuck-tards win hands down!
That's it for now...Thanksgiving done, but that just starts the big Holiday season of giving...
ScottJax asks the question no one in the media has asked, or said about Tim Tebow. Will his words cause controversy?? Old Players in the NBA?? WrestleMania hits Random Thoughts?? Brooklyn Nets?? All this and more in this weeks edition of….
Wow, I never thought I get Jacksonville’s own, Tim Tebow, “Tebowing” for me. Thanks Tim. By the way, my son goes to the same Church as Tim and has talked to him on many occasions. He is a nice fellow and when it comes to his “faith” he is the real deal.
The provocative question is later on in the blog
Okay Gabbers. ScottJax has posted his annual WrestleMania predications. They can viewed here:
Please feel free to give me who you think will win each match.
How would you like to be left out of a game because your old? Well it happen to Tim Duncan. The Spurs were playing their third game in three nights and they gave him the night off. So the official scorer listed Duncan as DND (Did Not Dress) - Old.
A column by Peter Veceey, who says its from multiple sources, is saying that the Nets are targeting Kevin Garnett (restricted free agent), Ryan Anderson (restricted free agent and a player the Nets drafted and then traded away) and Ersan Ilyasova (unrestricted free agent), while renouncing the rights to Kris Humphries. The Nets are saying they want a stronger rebounded to play alongside Brook Lopez.
While Kris Humphries (27 years old) has never been a scoring machine, nor rebounded, since he has been a Net he is averaging a double-double. How many NBA players can say that? He averages 11.9 points a game and 11 rebounds a game. Garnett is on the downside of his career, this year is averaging 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. He turns 36 in May. Anderson is 23 years old and is averaging 10.1 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game and Ilyasova is 24 years old and is averaging 9.4 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game.
Any of these players better rebounders than Kris Humphries???
Got to get rid of Billy King, he is going to kill the Nets.
Oh no the trading for Tim Tebow was not a publicity stunt. Then how come the team is had a press conference to introduce a back-up quarterback. There was no coach, owner or players at the conference. Yep they really, really want him.
Jet’s are just starved for attention.
Here is the question that no one, that I have heard or read has mentioned:
An honest question deserves an honest answer
If Tim Tebow was any religion other than a Christian, would he have still gotten this same coverage. NOT!!
Frank McCourt buys the Dodgers, the stadium and surrounding area for $430 million in 2004 and yesterday he sells it for $2.15 billion dollars to a group that includes Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten. Mark Walter, Guggenheim Capital (the main source behind the $$$$) chief executive, will be the controlling owner. Kasten will run the team, while magic will also be involved in some of the day-to-day activities and will be looking to woo free agents.
The Johnson group, largely funded by Guggenheim Capital chief executive officer Mark Walter, agreed to purchase the Dodgers, Dodger Stadium and a 50 percent stake in the parking lots surrounding the ballpark from McCourt for $2.15 billion.
After Frank pays off his ex-wife $131 million and some $579 million in debt, he will taken in over $1.5 billion dollars. On top of that he gets to buy the half the parking area of Dodger Stadium and surrounding area for $150 million dollars.
Now that says Merry Christmas! And I need to something like that...This is the part of Christmas I hate...It's over...All the planning, and all the work...The cooking...Then poof, it's over...Christmas night I'll be up late watching "Christmas Vacation" and any other Christmas movie that's on late...Just trying to hang on a little longer...I love this time of year...I wish we all could remember to be this caring and family friendly, all year around...But sadly, for many people, they need this December reminder...
We had fun, although Mrs. Beeze started getting sick Friday night...She felt lousy, but she made it through...But after our Christmas Eve party, she crashed early...The Santa duties were all on me...Holy shit these kids are spoiled!
Yeah, That's just what the mighty Santa did...Earlier Christmas Eve they were hooked up by their grandparents, and uncles...
The Little Beeze was up at 5:30 AM...We made him go back to bed and wait until 7:00...At 7:00AM exactly he waking up the house...By 7:30AM everything was unwrapped. He was thrilled with all the loot he got...He's always happy when he gets gifts, but this year we nailed it...It was great...His older sister was thrilled too...She didn't get the big money item she wanted from Santa, but she never mentioned it...She was really happy with what she got, and seems to be trying to hold on to the myth...Maybe just for us...
Then there was the baby...She isn't much for opening gifts yet...Christmas Eve she was over-joyed with a card...Walking around the house, waving it around, babbling with a smile on her face...Christmas morning she was a bit overwhelmed by it all...Up earlier then she wanted, and the chaos, and the extra people and noise was getting to her...She was digging this dog my wife got her...It laughs and keeps rolling over, back and forth...It cracked her up, but added to my Christmas Ale headache...
By at 8:30 I sent the wife back to bed, and got Molly down for a nap...After her nap she still didn't want to deal with this Christmas stuff...She kept going to the basement steps...So we went down there...Away from all the Christmas stuff, and away from everyone...She had a blast, just doing her thing, with the stuff she knew...
Later in the day I took the kids to my parents fro dinner, and more noise and chaos...We only stayed a couple hours...The baby wanted out, and I understand why...Back at home we watched the final showing of "A Christmas Story"...Kids had their baths, and crashed...With all the chaos, and a sick wife, it was still a great Christmas.
-Now that I covered that...How about some football...SHOCKING NEWS!!! The Browns lost Saturday to the Ravens! To be honest, I didn't even watch...I did see a bit of the Jets vs. Giants...Holy shit, can we all agree that Mark Sanchez is one of the worst QB's in the NFL...What an overrated, cunt...Just like his overrated coach, and overrated team...Just a whole room full of overrated cunts! After the Giants win, Brandon Jacobs let the world know what he thought of stupid Rex Ryan...
It's about time some one got in front of a camera and microphone, and said what we all think!
Hey, did you see what happened to the Broncos and Saint Tebow...They got their asses rolled for the second week in a row...All that Tebow hype is starting to quiet down, now that he teams Defense is getting schooled...Oh, and he's not that good of a QB!
Adrian Peterson's knee was destroyed Saturday...It's said he tore the ACL, and there seems to be trouble withe MCL...I guess he won't be the #1 fantasy pick next year!
-Now, I'm a huge Hockey fan...For those of you who may not be, if you want a good inside look into Hockey, and a great rivalry...Check out HBO's "24/7 Flyer/Rangers Road to the Winter Classic"...It's a great behind the scenes look at Hockey, players on and off the ice, coaches, and the build up for one of the NHL's biggest draws...
And before I go, I'm going to leave you with a Christmas Song...It's not a classic...It's different...And I kind of like it, although it use to annoy me...Give it a try...