Before I start, I just want to say that I’m hearing through the grapevine that Norm and Sully will be back soon, and I for one can’t wait to see them back, refreshed and spewing great take after great take. To the rest of you all, thank you for putting up with a double and sometimes triple dose of me from week to week.
As for today, It’s Friday, the weekend’s here and there’s a butt-ton of sports to get to. Friday Night Lights, Saturday Football, the NFL, damn good Baseball, and hell friends, I’m even gonna throw in a hockey take just for you puck-heads who are jonesing. Let’s get this fiesta started…
MLB – the end. We are now into the final week of the season (it ends September 28th) and it’s almost a shame that the season is gonna end because quite frankly I enjoyed it – very little off the field non-sense and a heck of a lot of good races and even a few surprises. Can we get a little bit more of the regular season? Like that line Vin Scully says in “For love of the game” – “And tonight I think he might be able to use that aching old arm one more time to push the sun back up in the sky and give us one more day of summer.” Hey, it’s still hot out here (almost 100), so let's keep the regular season going.
One other line from that movie if you don’t mind and I’m gonna adopt and change just for me: “God, I always said I would never bother you about baseball, Lord knows you have bigger things to worry about. But if you could give Oakland some hitting and keep San Francisco hot, and not to be greedy but if you could find a way to get them into the World Series together, I would really appreciate it.”
Seems like the playoff teams are all getting hot at just the right time and that we may be headed for an epic October!!!
Hey Tampa, how is it that you always seem to be in the middle of some ignorant drama? First it's with Boston and now it's with New York. Don't go blaming them, y'all need to look in the mirror. Grow the hell up you big babies.
NFL. Hey Oakland fan, get a good look because this might be the only way you score this season. Damn, I thought y'all were on the upswing after clearing the decks and freeing up cap space, but this is getting beyond ridiculous. And I don't even like the team...
Let’s save everybody some time and just give the NFC East to Philly. Good Lord, why didn’t I think to draft Darren Sproles into my fantasy team? I usually never forget him.
I mentioned this to Harry, but wasn’t it funny how Dick Sherman gets all butt hurt? Relax Dick, it’s only a game.
On the field, I like what Cleveland is doing by going old school and grinding it out. Beating New Orleans should make fans happy, but don’t go overboard Cleveland, New Orleans’ defense sucks, and an SEC cupcake could get through it.
Here’s a laugh, SF QB Kaepernick got an $11K fine for cursing. Damn, that would just barely beat out the Gab if we had a swear jar and had to pay…especially Beeze and I.
Speaking of SF, you know when Levi’s was the loudest Sunday Night? When Snoop Dogg was performing at halftime. I’m not sure that’s a complement or a complaint. Oh, and white people, don’t dance in public because you suck at it. Oops, that ain’t PC…
NFL Troubles. I got a good laugh yesterday when I read that the #1 ambulance chaser of all time – Gloria Allred held a news conference screaming about the NFL and wanting the Sheriff fired. Really Gloria? As if what you say matters? We’re hip to your game girl. You’re just as bad as Al Sharpton.
It’s been mentioned so many times, but I thought it was so true I wanted to bring it up here: Nike is complaining about the NFL’s bad behavior? Hmmm…considering the sweatshop allegations, I guess I would have to say “Pot, meet kettle?” As for Anheuser-Busch, it’s hard to criticize them, only to say that it has been my experience that when shit goes down, alcohol is involved almost 90% of the time – at least in every issue I’ve ever dealt with as a member of the military police and or military legal, and even at work in the civilian community.
I wonder when the focus of all of this will get to player behavior and how to address it?
NFL Good News? I don't want to walk away this week without actually acknowledging some good. Anybody remember Warrick Dunn? Yeah, back in the day he created a foundation to build houses for those less fortunate. Yesterday, Mr. Dunn gave away the 139th house to a single mother in need. So let's give this guy the respect he deserves, and let's find some good for a change.
CFB. I’m not sure I have ever understood this rush to rank teams, be it pre-season or weeks 1-3. Heck, I don’t even understand it before October (or Game 6). I think you should have played a minimum of six games before you’re eligible to be ranked. If we do it that way, it’s more fair to programs to have a realistic shot.
Hey Texas fan, was very sorry and I truly mean it that David Ash had to give up Football. That sucks, but he's doing the right thing - concussions are nothing to screw with. Best of luck to that young man in all of his future endeavors.
CFB – Schedule. I read somewhere where Michigan and Texas have signed up for a home and home, and while it’s a long ways off (2024 and 2027), you can see where programs are beginning to get it and starting to move towards schedules such as Notre Dame and Ohio State. God I hate giving those two props.
CFB – This Week. Boys and girls, we have some pretty decent games on tap: Auburn @ Kansas State, Virginia @ BYU, Miss St. @ LSU, Clemson @ Florida State, North Carolina @ East Carolina, Bowling Green @ Wisky, and a game that nobody will watch because it’s so far under the radar that only our friend Doug will watch: San Diego State @ Oregon State. Another under the radar: Utah State @ Arkansas State.
Whoa hold the phone, this has to be a typo, Alabama is actually playing Florida? Huh? Nah, I don’t believe it until I actually see it. Oh wait, it’s in Tuscaloosa. Go figure.
Hey Fresno State, what the hell are you doing playing “Southern Utah?”
NHL. We always trash reporters and networks, but this crap I continue to read about the NHL expanding into Vega$, Seattle, Quebec, and a second team in Toronto is a freaking joke. First off reporters, do your homework. Even I as a hockey novice can see that there are teams now who are struggling, and you want to add four more teams to the mix? Are you stupid?
You want to improve the NHL? Here’s a piece of advice for you – focus on assholes like Matt Cooke and get his brand of “hockey” out of the game. Focus on the divers like in Montreal. Focus on the divas in Pittsburgh. Then, if you want teams in those four places take the teams who are producing the worst and move em. You sent Atlanta to Winnipeg, why not send Florida to Seattle?
Politics. Was just thinking, is President Obama really as bad as it seems, or is it that he is surrounded by a bunch of totally unqualified people around him? How can a President make a decision when he’s got that kind of inexperience and goofiness surrounding him? No wonder it takes time for him to make a decision – he’s got idiots working for him. And while I’m on politics:
Lots of BULLSHIT artists, eh? Speaking of folks who suffer from the old Hawaiian disease of Verbal Diarrhea:
Douchebag of the Week. Jameis Winston, come on down. For screaming “eff her in the p@#$y” while you are still being investigated for the second time for a possible sexual assault, you are this weeks receipient of the Massengale bath. Jameis Winston, WTF are you thinking, or are you? As a Florida State fan, apology not accepted. Enjoy Canada you assclown.
I believe in the First Amendment and the right to make a damn fool out of yourself, and Yes, I know the deal with the “eff her in the p@#$y” rage and how it’s gone viral all because some “Kentucky redneck” got loose twice on live news feeds, and now he’s got all kinds of parody accounts, but Jameis, it ain’t funny when you do it, especially considering your history. It’s all about optics Jameis. You see Jameis, optics are…eh, never mind, you probably don’t even attend class anyway…
Oh, and Florida State, you don’t escape either. Suspend him for only one half against Clemson? You’re kidding right? That's about as bogus as it gets, and it's now even harder to defend FSU as a long-time fan. They just keep shooting themselves in the foot. Damn!