Monday, August 31, 2009

ESPN - It Doesn't Always Suck

By: Harvey

Poor ESPN. The booyah network had to pick between two press conferences today, opting to duck away from the Tedy Bruschi retirement presser to look in on the Rick Rodriguez "we don't cheat" speech.

Frankly, I'm shocked they opted away from an east coast news story to something going on in Ann Arbor, but we are talking about the train wreck otherwise known as Michigan football.

Luckily, they got back to the Foxborough feed in plenty of time to hear most of Tedy's comments. As it turns out, we only missed the words of Bill "Mr. Personality" Belichick. Big loss.

All in all, a pretty good half-hour of TV. Quite a surprise, considering the fact that it happened during SportsCenter, which has found itself pretty lame in comparison to lot of other sports programming after years and years of being the coolest kid on the block.

Just goes to show that even ESPN doesn't suck all the time. God bless 'em . . . At least until Johnny Damon takes a shit. Or Alex Rodriguez strikes out twice in a game. Then it'll be their leading story and I'll remember why I love to hate them.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


By: Harvey

That last post was written on my new Blackberry...while sitting on the shitter. Ain't technology great?

Who are the crybabies now?

By: Harvey

It always blows my mind to see a fan base "call out" an enemy player for being a "crybaby" by being . . . well . . . a bunch of fucking crybabies.

That's what I saw in Denver tonight as the Chicago Bears whipped the Broncos before a crowd more interested in booing Jay Cutler than watching its own worthless home team get embarrassed by Cutler and his first-string teammates.

Don't misunderstand me; I also thought Cutler was being a whiny little bitch during his final days in the Mile High City. But now he's my little bitch and he's a damn good quarterback. That's precisely why Denver fans are pissed off--their dumb fuck organization and head coach blew it with one of the best young signal callers in the game and they will suffer for it.

You should know Guido and myself love Kyle "the Golden God" Orton ... But he's no Cutler.

I'd be upset too, but I'd like to think I'd just move on and be more worried about my own piss-poor team. It really says a lot about this collection of retards, if you ask me.

Nothing is more childish -- or babyish, in this instant -- than carrying on the way those dumbasses in Denver did tonight.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

UFC 102

By: Guido

Because UFC 101 was so three weeks ago...
What a major disapointment UFC 101 was. I reall expected more out of the Griffin/Silva fight. Oh well. UFC 102 is a really solid card, or atleast appears to be. It certainly has the "star power" names to make it a good card on paper.

Heavyweight bout: Randy Couture vs. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
Guido says: Couture by decision
Light Heavyweight bout: Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva
Guido says: Jardine by KO
Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt vs. Demian Maia
Guido says: Marquardt by KO
Light Heavyweight bout: Brandon Vera vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Guido says: Soszynski by submission
Middleweight bout: Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt
Guido says: Leben by decision


By: Guido

I also hate Favre.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Hate Brett Favre

By: Harvey

Brett Favre is back, just like you sorta knew he probably would be.

The guy can't give it up. I don't imagine it would be easy to retire from a game that has brought you so much joy (not to mention fame and fortune), but at some point I think I'd be embarrassed to be the guy who keeps blubbering like a schoolgirl with a skinned knee at my umpteenth "retirement" press conference only to announce a few months later that I am, in fact, still a player. Still, that's his choice and I don't see much point in maligning him for it.

I'm going to address the angst that the Bears fan in me has toward Favre. The guy has caused more misery in Chicago than any one player of my lifetime. That's why Bears fans hate him. He's been really good for a really long time. At least I know why I hate the guy. You see a lot of bitter Chicago fans trying to come up with this reason or that reason to hate on the guy . . . but the bottom line is they can't stand him because he beat up on the fucking Bears for years, and now there's a good chance he'll do it again.

Despise him as I do, I still feel Favre is going to help make Minnesota a real, real tough matchup. It was going to be good even if Sage Rosenfels or Tarvaris Jacskon took the snaps . . . and now it'll be better.

I don't think the Vikings are the "team to beat in the NFC" like ESPN knucklehead Adam Schefter. But they were scary before and now they're a little scarier. Throw a hall-of-famer like Favre into the mix with Purple Jesus and a stout defense and tell me that isn't a team capable of winning any game on any given night.

Hopefully Jay Cutler and the Bears can hand Minny a couple losses this year and claim that NFC North title for themselves, but don't forget how AP has owned the Bears in the past. Now, there's another guy in Vikings gear that has had little trouble beating the Bears. Doesn't exactly have me feeling giddy as the season draws near.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

End of the Road?

By Guido:

John Smoltz designated was for assignment last night. Here's what should happen.

The Braves should sign Smoltz to a one day contract and then have him retire as a Brave. I like the idea. Smoltz had been ineffective in all eight starts with Boston. It might be time for the future HOF'er to hang up his cleats.

UCF 101

Due to tonights "event of another name", I will be unable to watch 101 live and consider live play-by-play. But that's fine. I've got it ordered and DVR'ed. So tonight, I'm gonna take some advice from Ratt and "Dance, Dance, Dance". Remember, we've got UFC 102 in a couple weeks.

Guido says: Even though Kenny wants BJ's belt, he won't get it. I have to root for BJ because I'm tired of the UFC preview that continues to play Florian saying, "I want BJ's belt". So annoying...I do believe that whoever wins this fight will get a slayuing at the hands of Diego Sanchez sometime this winter.
Light Heavyweight bout: Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin

Guido says: I want Forrest to win and I think he can. Silva is dangerous but in his past couple fights he has really looked unmotivated.
Middleweight bout: Kendall Grove vs. Ricardo Almeida

Guido says: This fight could easily be fight of the night. I'm picking Grove.

Lightweight bout: Josh Neer vs. Kurt Pellegrino

Guido says: This is the fight that you go take a piss during and then come back and say "Hey, this fight is still going on" and then you go and grab a bag of cheese curls from the counter and munch on them only to realize that you've got that damned cheese crispies on your fingers. "Fuck", you exclaim and head to the bathroom to wash your cheesey fingers. Then you do some more shit and head back to the living room and notice that Pellegrino, or perhaps Neer, has won be split decision. Yawn.
Welterweight bout: Amir Sadollah vs. Johny Hendricks

Guido says: This fight could make or break the Amir Sadollah hype train. I hope the train keeps on chuggin'.