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Archive for July 2007

Thoughts on Tim Donaghy and the NBA

July 24, 2007

Refereeing in the NBA has been a problem for a long time. The impression was though that this was at least somewhat league sponsored by David Stern and his merry men. Either through complicit impression or just failure to crackdown on bad calls. This is because the seats are filled due to fans who want […]

Speaking of Football Players In Trouble With the Law…

July 19, 2007

Remember This! Featuring Favorites “Oh Snap; I didn’t see nothin’ ” “I didn’t kill no motherfuckin’ Lion” “Leave the Man Alone…He didn’t take your fuckin’ puppet”

It Should Have Been Griffey

July 19, 2007

Growing up, I remember staying at my Grandma’s house and looking for my Uncle’s old baseball cards. One day, through my travels, I found a little publication called the The Home Run Book published by one of the baseball card companies. The book profiled the top home run hitters in baseball history. Having devoured it […]

Al Attempts to Watch WNBA Game

July 17, 2007

This “league” is an utter fucking joke. Seriously. The nicest way for me to put it is that the WNBA sucks big floppy donkey dick. I’ve had diarrhea more entertaining than your average WNBA game. For those of you lucky enough to have never seen 40 minutes of mostly ugly women fighting for loose balls […]

Do the Right Thing, Roger.

July 17, 2007

With the recent suspensions of Tank Johnson, Chris Henry and Pacman Jones, new NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has flexed his proverbial muscles. Now, star quarterback (and I use the term quarterback loosely) has been indicted by a federal jury, a more serious legal issue than anything that has happened to the aforementioned trio. Let’s get […]

The British Open: One Bitch of a Course

July 17, 2007

This year’s United States Open Golf Championship was played at one of the most difficult golf courses in the World. Oakmont Country Club held its record eighth Open in its many years. The star of the weekend was the course and its difficulty. It is not often that a major champion is crowned at five […]

Philadelphia: City of Losers

July 17, 2007

Philadelphia is the city that birthed a nation, but unfortunately has a history of losing from there on out. At the dawn of America, the city of brotherly love was the largest and most prosperous city in the country. Then little¬†by little that status was taken away. New York took the capital in 1789 creating […]

Kason Gabbard and the Sox New Farm

July 16, 2007

The Sox got their 3rd complete game of the season tonight from the least likely of sources. (Okay, I take that back. Julian Tavarez is still the least likely of sources. Can’t wait to see him back in the pen.) Kason Gabbard went the distance tonight, posting a filthy 9 IP 3 H 0 ER […]

Pirates vs Rockies: Entertainment?

July 16, 2007

First off let me introduce myself as a hockey fanatic from college to the NHL; however, I am from Pittsburgh. This means about five pirates games per year will grab my attention and I will watch the entire game. Tonight’s match-up against the Colorado Rockies was one of those five. I first turned on the […]

What A Career: The Long and Winding Road for Julio Franco

July 14, 2007

In 2004, I was fortunate enough to get tickets diresctly behind the Atlanta Braves dugout, at PNC Park for a Pirates game. They are by far the best seats I have ever had at a professional sports event.¬†Towards the far side of the dugout from home plate, a group of three players and one coach […]