Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fuck Cedric Benson, the Former Chicago Bear

By: Guido

You know, if Cedric Benson had worked as hard in Chicago as he is in Cincinnati, then he wouldn't be playing in Cincinnati. So Cedric can bitch all he wants about how he didn't fit into Chicago and how the front office didn't like him. They don't need him. You can't blame the Bears for dumping Benson on his ass. If anything, Benson should be thanking the Bears. They did him a favor. What they gave him was a rude awakening and now Benson is showing his potential. I guarantee if Benson had stayed in Chicago, he would have ended up as just another Rashaan Salaam.

And another thing, there isn't a chance in hell that the Bengals will be playing in the Super Bowl. But hey, Chad Johnson Ocho Fucko, keep dreamin'!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rua vs. Machida Live Coverage

Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua

Machida is coming off a KO victory of Rashad Evans. Rua is coming off a KO win over Chuck Liddell. 80% of UFC fans voted online that this fight will end with a KO. This will be Machida's first title defense. Highlights of Rua in Pride are being shown. Now for a little segment on Machida. Rua enters to some super awesome techno music. I hope thats not the crap they play when the Olympics go to Rio. Both fighters are from Brazil, by the way. Ruas corner guys keep touching Rua as vasoline is being applied. Officials keep telling them not too. Another "Grease Gate"? Machida is entering to a song his father made. Machida and his two brothers look just alike. Now the p.a. is cranking some Linkin Park. Ref is Herb Dean.

Round 1. Leg kick misses by Rua. Knees to the body from Machida. Kick punch combo from Machida. Clinch by Rua. Machida against the fence. Rua throws the knees. Machida gets free. Bad ass knee from Machida.Machida blocks the takedown. Clinch has Machida against the fence. Combo from Rua misses. Machida backs away. Both fighters are very patient. Nice leg kick from Machida. Followed by a body kick. Counter by Rua. Nice leg kick from Rua. End of round one. Good luck scoring that.

Round 2. Rua throing the kicks to open the round. Machida lands a couple punches. Both fighters look very quick. Machida tags Rua, lands a knee as Rua shoots in for takedown. Machida fights it off. Rua landing kicks. Body kick by Machida. Rua lands one. Machida eats another one. Machida lands a leg kick. Rua lands a leg kick. 1 min left in the round. Knee by Machida. Knees against the fence by Rua. Machida now throwing knees. Rua has one under hook i. Rua landing knees to Machida's thighs. Endo of round 2.

Round 3. Rua lands another body kick. Machida starts to throw, lands two kicks and a punch. Rua lands another kick. Machida lands a body kick. Rua misses one. Rua shoots and gets a clinch. Rua lands an elbow on the break. Rua lands hard leg kick. Machida lands a body kick. Rua chases and throws a combo that doesnt land. Rua chases again but misses and Machida counters with a nice combo. Rua lands akick. Machida teeing off on Rua. Rua lands a right. Rua is breathing heavy. End of round 3.

Round 4. Rua misses leg kick. Misses another. And another. Machida lands a little kick. Crowd chanting Machida. Small combo for Machida. Leg kick for Rua. Head kick by Machida. Slip by Machida. Clinch. Rua going for single leg. Both guys let go and are back to their feet. Nice exchange by both fighters. Elbow by Rua. 1 min left. Knee by Rua. Kick by Rua. Neither fighter engages in the final 30 seconds. End of round 4.

Round 5. Kick by Rua. Both fighters fake kicks. Machida with a knee. Rua still stalking. Machida lands a punch as Rua lands a body kick. Another kick for Rua. Rua pushes forward but doesnt land anything. Knee by Machida. Clinch. Machida has to be down in the judges cards. Herb Dean breaks the fighters. Kick for Rua. 1:45 to go. Knee by Machida. 45 to go. Machida needs to engage. 30 seconds. Rua lands a left hand. End of fight. Definetly looks like Rua by decision.

48-47 for Lyoto Machida! Holy shit! He definetly DID NOT win that fight. Rua should be pissed but hey, he should have knocked Machida out and not left it in the hands of the judges. Rua was landing kicks all night. He should have went for the KO but I can understand that he didnt because he thought he was winning on the cards. Hell, everyone knew Rua had the fight won. So, winner and still champion, Lyoto Machida!

UFC 104 Coverage

Catchweight (175 lb) bout: Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

While Yoshida is entering the ring, Mike Goldberg is quick to remind the viewers that Yoshida is 35 years old while Johnson is 10 years younger. Anthony Johnson will an 8 inch reach advantage. Mazzagatti the ref. Fight starts!

Johnson is huge. He looks so much larger than Yoshida. Yoshida takes a hard right hand. He takes a few more. Johnson throws another let and then an uppercut with the right. Straight right hand floors Yoshida. Fight over. Damn, that didn't take long. Johnson now apologizing to the fans for weighing 6 pounds over the limit. TKO victory for Johnson.

Lightweight bout: Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher

Fisher looks loose and excited while walking to the octagon. Joe Rogan doesn't see Fisher taking the fight to the ground and neither do I. This is going to be an exciting fight, in my opinion. Joe Daddy making his entrance to the Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feelin". Mike Goldberg lets the viewers know that he likes to listen to this song in the car with his daughter. Ref is Herb Dean.

Round 1. They are talking to each other as they get ready to hook em up. Early leg kick by Stevenson. Both fighters throwing punches but not landing. Leg kick by Fisher. Nice counter right by Stevenson. Both guys circling the middle of the octagon. Fisher is already bleeding above the right eye. Stevenson presses Fishera gainst the cage. He is struggling for a takedown but Spencer is tough. Joe is really putting alot into taking him down. Stevenson breaks the hold and both fighters move the center. Fisher stuffs a takedown but Stevenson doesn't let go and gets Fishers back. 15 seconds left. Hammerfists to the side of Fishers head as the round ends.

Round 2. Both fighters trading punches and throwing leg kicks. Nothing landing. 3:40 to go. Joe Daddy with a takedown. Closed guard. Elbows from the bottom by Spencer. Fisher tries for an arm bar. Leg lock attempt by Stevenson. Stevenson gets half guard. Spencer hip escapes and keeps Stevenson from getting full mount. Both guys reversing each other. Great ground work from both fighters. Fisher still bleeding. Stevenson working the short elbows. 1:30 to go. Stevenson opens a cut above Fishers left eye. Working against the cage in side control, Joe Daddy traps Fishers left arm. Steveson drops elbows on Fishers head over and over. Herb Dean stops the fight. Victory for Joe Stevenson 4:03 by tapout in round two. Apparently Fisher tapped under the elbows of Stevenson. Stevenson gets his second win under Greg Jackson.

Lightweight (157 lb) bout: Gleison Tibau vs. Josh Neer

Tibau enters to Black Sabbath's Iron Man. Neer enters to Snoop. This is officially a catchweight fight. Rosenthal is the ref.

Round 1. Both fights feeling eachother out. Neer throws a huge punch and Tibau ducks it and scoops Neer and slams him in the middle of the mat. He trises to hold Neer down but Neer is right back up. Another big slam by Tibau. Neer throws a back fist and some up kicks and gets back to his feet. 3:00. Neer drops his mouth piece. Both guys faking punches. Tibau slams Neer again but Neer just throws Tibau off of him. Neer and Tibau both throwing and landing punches. Another take down by Tibau. 30seconds. Neer gets back up and off the cage. Both fighters throw punches as the round ends.

Round 2. Another easy takedown to start the round for Tibau. Neer gets it back up. Tibau up against the fence and takes down Neer again. Thats six so far. Neer lands a good right, after he gets it back to the feet of course. Another takedown for Tibau. Neer doesnt allow Tibau to get a dominate position. Full mount for Tibau. Neer gives up his back. Tibau applies a choke. Neer tries to trow him over his back and head. Tibau smoothly slides it into an arm bar. Neer gets out and takes over on Tibau but Tibau gets up. 1:35 remaining. Tibau seems spent. Sloppy punches. Neer lands some solid rights in the clinch. Neer stalking. Tibau looks tired. Neer seems to have shin problems. Tibau's punches do not have anything behind them. End of round 2.

Round 3. Tibau takes down Neer once more. Hip escape by Neer. Neer is attacking from the bottom. Neer spins and gets back to his feet. Neer's punches are alot harder than Tibaus right now. Tibau goes for alazy takedown that is blocked by Neer. Neer needs to connect to win this fight. Tibau would win by decision as of now. Tibau is twarted again for a takedown. Neer pushing forward and throwing pucnhes. Takedown by Tibau. Elbows from Neer. Neer gets back up. Both fighter meet at the center. Rosenthal stops fight to clip tape on Neers glove. 1:15 left. Neer's shin is very sore, according to his winces. Tibau scores another takedown. 35 seconds left. Tibau scores once more on a takedown. Tibau finally working from above. Fight ends. Crowd boos. 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 for Tibau. Unanimous.

Heavyweight bout: Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell

Rothwell is pumped. I love his sponser...Extenze. Maybe he will knock out Cain with is large hard on. Cain makes his entrance to some El Ranch tunes. Rothwell is 27 pounds heavier as of the weigh-ins. This is a pro-Velasquez crowd. Ref is Steve Mazzagatti.

Round 1. Early kicks from Cain and punches from Ben. Cain goes forsingle legtakedown. Cain trips Ben and gets takedown. Rothwell tries for a kumora. Cain picksup and slams Ben. Ben gets upand lands a nice right hand. Cain's striking looksgood. Cain lands a few good shots and then takes down Ben with another single leg. Cain gets side control. Rothwell stands it back up. Cain takes Ben back down and gets sidecontrol. Nasty elbows by Cain. Left hand from the standing cain. Cain now trying to take Ben's back. Full mount. Hip escape by Rothwell. Cain teeing off on Ben. Full mount again by Cain. Rothwell is takign alotof punishment. Another takedown by Cain. Rothwell is gassed. Cain is having his way. 30 seconds. Rothell is taking rights and lefts to the head. Bloody nose for Rothwell, who just got worked over.

Round 2. Mazzagatti warns Rothwell that he will stop the fight if Ben continues to take shots unblocked. Takedown by Cain. Hard shots by Cain from side control. Cain has Ben's back. Ben squirms to fence to wall walk. Cain pens Ben's right arms against the fence and tees off on his face a few times. Mazzagatti steps in and stops the fight. Victory for Cain Velasquez. Rothwell is angry because he was attempting to stand up. The crowd isbooing but either way, Velasquez dominated Rothwell. 58 seconds of round 2, TKO winner, Cain Velasquez.

UFC 104 Undercard Results

Premilimary Card
Stefan Struve defeated Chase Gormley via submission (triangle choke) at 4:04 of round 1.
Kyle Kingsbury defeated Razak Al-Hassan via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Jorge Rivera defeated Rob Kimmons via TKO (strikes) at 1:53 of round 1.
Chael Sonnen defeated Yushin Okami via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Spike TV Card
Antoni Hardonk vs. Patrick Barry
Barry defeated Hardonk via TKO (strikes) at 2:30 of round 2.
Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer
Bader defeated Schafer via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-26, 30-27). This was a really good fight. Schafer got rocked a few times and looked to be finished off in round 1, however, he hung in there for the full fight. Bader threw some bombs from top guard.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Must Have Fights for UFC in 2010

By: Guido

With the recent announcement of Otiz-Griffin II, I let my mind wander to some other must have fights this coming year...

Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson
Let's see what Kimbo can do after the show. I don't think Nelson looked very good in their first fight. He was hitting Kimbo with pillows while standing and also on the ground. He basically smothered Kimbo with his gigantic jelly belly. I also don't think Nelson would have much of a shot against the UFC's best. To be honest, I don't think Kimbo does either. I know alot of people wanted to see Kimbo fight Lesnar a while back but since Lesnar destroyed Couture, Herring and Mir, alot of minds have changed.

Amir Sadollah vs. Johny Hendricks II
Hey, even the referee knows he fucked up by calling a TKO victory for Hendricks. Even Hendricks knows it. Sadollah was knocked down by a flurry of punches but you could clearly see him steadying himself to spring up and move away from the punches.

Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra II
Hughes victory wasn't as close as he thought it was. It was an entertaining fight and a rematch would be each fighters best shot at a victory right now. Both guys are past their prime and don't pose much of a threat to the welterweight division. If anything, they would become gate-keepers for that weight class.

Frank Edgar vs. Kenny Florian
Edgar is quickly becoming a star in the lightweight division but the UFC isn't ready to let him fight for the title quite yet. Edgar has very impressive victories over Spencer Fisher, Hermes Franca and Sean Sherk. Florian has beaten Roger Huerta and Joe Stevenson and a few jobbers. Florian has fought for the title, losing both times.

Dan Henderson vs. Anderson Silva
No explaination needed.

Clay Guida vs. Deigo Sanchez II
Did you see their first fight? Holy shit! We need part duex!

Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture
Who would you root for? The Dragon? The Natural? This we be a great fight and a great victory for Machida.

Spencer Fisher vs. Nate Diaz
Just another fighter that I would love to see pound the face of Diaz.

Clay Guida vs. BJ Penn
Guida will not give up!

Brock Lesnar vs. Minotauro Nogueira
Must feed Lesnar the best because that's what he his. That's the only way to prove to all the critics that Lesnar is the best fighter in his weight class. Even better than that Fedor guy.

Yushin Okami vs. Nate Marquardt
Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping
Carlos Condit vs. Jon Fitch
Georges St. Pierre vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Chris Lytle vs. Matt Hughes
Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg
Gray Maynard vs. Deigo Sanchez
Joe Stevenson vs. Josh Neer II
Wanderlei Silva vs. Forrest Griffin

Oh yes and now for our main event for 2010

Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans
This fight has to happen! Dana, you can't tempt us with TUF and not have these two fight! Make Rampage get his ass back in the Octagon!

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Ideas!

By: Guido

Considering any sports team I root for turns to shit, I will now redo my playoff picks.

Yankees over Phillies in 6.
MVP: Jeter
ALCS MVP: Sabathia

But in the end, who really loses once the Cardinals have been eliminated? Am I right or am I right?

While I'm at it, Vikings all the way. Favre is gonna stay healthy and the rest of the team will stay off the sexy-time boats. In the AFC, Manning and the Colts will continue to dominate all the way to a Super Bowl loss against the Vikings.

The NBA will have another great season filled with great stuff. you know< all those great and fun things they do. Also, no gun fights this season.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Text Conversation (part 3)

By: Guido


Josh(7:15): Embarrassing. How can u come out with ur season on the line and play that flat? Vicente Padilla. Seriously? Give me a fucking break. Just terrible. They never got it going this season. Just sad because I know how good that team is. They sure as fuckdidnt show it.
Guido(7:22): Reminds me of the Cubs. Holliday plays the role of Bartman and the goat. I love it. It feels so good for you Cards fans to feel a little bit of pain.
Josh(7:41): Oh well. At least my team has won it all in my lifetime. Should be thankful 4 that I guess. Still pisses me off tho. lol. They just looked flat the entire series. Rasmus is the only guy who showed up on offense. WE should have still taken game 2 tho. Wainwright pitched his ass off and deserved 2 win. Just fucking terrible. Fuck it lol.
Josh(7:55): Didnt the Cubs score a total of 6 runs last yearvs the Dodgers? Just like us. fuck lol.
Guido(7:56): Yeah we got shut out in game 3 I'm pretty sure.
Josh(7:59): Eerily similar. The lesson 2 be learned is dont have Mark DeRosa vs the Dodgers lol. It would only be fitting if DeRosa made the final out lol.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thank You and Goodnight

By: Guido

It's all over! Just as I predicted. Manny showed up for game 3 and the Dodgers got the sweep. Yet, the Cards fans are still making me sick. Here are some quotes from various message boards.

"First of all, congrats to the Dodgers. They absolutely deserved to win. Wish it had been a tighter series, but, as with the 2004 sweep by the Red Sox, this one seemed not in the cards. Well, it's the journey that matters, and the Cardinals treated us fans to one terrific ride for about 5 and a half months."

"This doesn't hurt at all. The best team won. So, I look forward to spring training and a new season in 2010. Great job Dodgers. Good luck with the Phillies or Rockies. I have a feeling the Yanks are going to win it all though. Go Cards! Thanks for a good season."

"Cubs fans are going to be bashing us? C'mon, give me a f'ing break! The Cubs are still a century behind the Cards."

Give YOU a break? Why the fuck should anyone give any Cardinals fan or player a break? Why? Because you can't take the shit that you are usually handing out? Is it too much for you for Matt Holliday to be the billy goat and Steve Bartman? Are 2006 chants more than you can handle? Give ME a fucking break!

The standing ovation for Matt Holliday? Was that from the heart? Fuck no it wasn't! You guys are just kissing his ass so maybe he would still consider signing with the Cards in the off season. If I were Holliday, I'd get the hell out of St. Louis. No need playing for a fan base that will always remember your folly that cost them a game in the playoffs. Give me a break, my ass!

Did the better team win? Yes. But why do Cards fans feel it necessary to point that out, you ask? Because it makes them look humble. Baseball's Greatest Fans(TM)? Shit. They are just masking their embarrassment. They don't like being associated with the word "choke". Well, get used to it.

The Cards only looked good this season by comparison. Comparison with the Cubs and Brewers, the two favorites to compete for the NL Central. Thanks to both teams underachieving, the Cards were able to take advantage with their triple-a plus Pujols roster and win the central. Easily. Hell, they were already in first place when they acquired DeRosa and Holliday. And with the exception of August, the Cards were 71-65. They lucked into it. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But they should take it for what it is, not what they want it to be. You can't say that it was a dominating season for the Cards. It was an average season. The Brewers didn't show up all year and by the time the Cubs had everyone healthy, it was too late.

So all in all, the Cards played three extra games this year. or should I say, dressed for three games. They didn't really play. You can't tell me that it doesn't hurt. How does it not hurt to see your team play like shit in the playoffs? I can say for myself that it doesn't surprise me when the Cubs do it but for when the Cards fans climb out of there spider holes in mid-July and start parading around, singing "We are the Champions"... I've been there. 2003. 2004. 2007. 2008. It hurts. Doesn't matter how it ends. So give me a break!

Get with the program! Other than going a century without a WS title, there is one thing the Cubs have on the Cardinals. Back-to-back World Series Championships. That's right St. Louis. Been there. Done that. the Cubs have successfully defended a championship season. Time to start playing catch-up.

I think this fellow said it best.

"Cardinal fans really make me laugh. When they lose, it's 'the better team won,' or 'We didn't deserve to win.' Give me a break. However, when the Cubs get beat, it's 'Choker' or '1908.' Bunch of hypocrite Cards fans. I live in an area which is half Cubs and half Cards and boy did the excuses come out when they got beat. And yeah, the Cubs haven't won since 1908, but it doesn't make me love my team any less."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Guido's MLB Awards

AL MVP: Joe Mauer
NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL CY Young: Zack Greinke
NL CY Young: Tim Lincecum
AL Reliever: Andrew Bailey
NL Reliever: Jonathan Broxton
AL Manager: Ron Gardenhire
NL Manager: Jim Tracy
AL ROY: Rick Porcello
NL ROY: Chris Coghlan
AL Busts: Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Josh Hamilton, Grady Sizemore, Francisco Liriano, Joba Chamberlain
NL Busts: Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Milton Bradley, Jason Motte, K-Rod, Brandon Webb, Jose Reyes, Alfonso Soriano
AL Surprise!: Texas Rangers, Andrew Bailey, Rajai Davis
NL Surprise!: Colorado Rockies, Pablo Sandoval, Manny's suspension
AL 2010 Breakout: Billy Butler, Brett Anderson
NL 2010 Breakout: Joey Votto, Tommy Hanson
AL 2010 Comeback Player: Milton Bradley
NL 2010 Comeback Player: Jose Reyes

A Text Conversation (part 2)

By: Guido

The following conversation took place throughout the day and during game 2 of the Cards/Dodgers NLDS.

Guido (11:47)am: Carpenter and Wainwright havent lost back to back starts. Hmm sounds familiar...2003 Wood and Prior anyone?
Josh (2:42)pm: I would be stunned if STL lost 2nite. Stunned. I think they come out 2nite and take care of business and then take it back home and Carpenter will redeem himself and end it in game 4.
Josh (5:27): Gotta love Holliday lol.
Josh (6:22): Colby Rasmus will be an All-Star
Josh (6:28): I will say that the Dodgers have a bright future. I have thought that Billingsly was gonna be a stud from day 1 and Kershaw has some sick shit but is 2 inconsistent still. it will be fun seeing Lincecum-Cain vs Billingsly-Kershaw 4 the next few yrs.
Josh (6:36): Dude when Wainwright is on he is fucking sick. That curve is nasty. I think that after 2nite he is gonna seal up the CY Young.
Josh (6:43): U working? lol
Guido (6:44): Yep.
Josh (6:46): That sux man. I figured. Tied 1-1 going bot 6. I will update you every inning homie.
*He then just gives me updates on what the Cards are doing. Never mentions the Dodgers except to say that Kershaw was lifted.
Josh (7:22): 2-1 top 8. Pujols, Holliday and Ludwick coming up. Lets go big bats! lol
Guido (7:25): Dont get too excited. Ive seen it all crumble away.
Josh (7:26): I know u have homie. i know u have. lol
Josh (7:29): 2-1 bot 8
Josh (8:20): Fucking cocksucker Holliday dropped the final out and then Franklin blew the game. Just terrible. they had no right blowing that game. That was a pathetic loss.
Josh (8:24): All that idiot Holliday had to do was catch a damn fly ball and we win. How he dropped it I will never know.
Guido (8:24): Holliday! Celebrate!
Josh (8:27): Dude that was terrible. from 2 out with none on 2 losing on a botched flyout, a walk, and a couple of bloops. That is awful. Wainwright deserved better than that. Fucking terrible. Dominated them the whole game.
Josh (8:41): Dude that 1 hurt lol. that was a pretty horrible loss. At least my team has won a world series in my lifetime tho. It was no Bartman, but that was still pretty fucking bad. I have never seen a team within 1 out completely rip a loss out of a win. Oh well. We can still win the series. Just gotta take care of business at home and hope that Wainwright pitches that good again in game 5. We basically have to pull off a 2001 Yankees. We could do it. Could just as easily be 2-0 rite now. If Piniero wins game 3, Carpenter and Wainwright will take care of the rest. At least I hope lol.

Oh Cardinals fans...always in denial...

A Text Conversation

By: Guido

The following conversation took place during game 1 of the Cards/Dodgers NLDS. Josh is a Cards fan.

Josh (10:05): Oh baby please let Jeff Weaver come in lol
Josh (10:16): Goddamn he got lucky
Josh (10:28): Dude TBS seriously needs 2 fix their cameras and audio because this shit is ridiculus. Leave the playoffs to FOX lol
Josh (10:31): Thank u in advance Jeff Weaver lol
Guido (11:18): oh mcclellen
Josh (11:22): Fucking worthless bastard. And u wonder why I hate Reyes and McClellan. They r both fucking terrible and LaRussa just cant help but play them. Like they r paying him. Use fucking Smoltz or Hawksworth. McClellan shouldnt pitch at all in the playoffs. We have Smoltz and u would rather run that peice of shit out there? Terrible. Reyes is our only other lefty besides Miller so thats why he gets in. McClellan is awful.
Josh (11:27): how fucking hard is it 2 throw a strike? Seriously that guy is horrible. He is in Mike Timlin territory 4 me. When that guy used to come in I would cringe. Same thing happens when this fag comes in. Seriously I have no idea why LaRussa thinks this worthless bastard is good.
Josh (11:29): Sure throw fucking Hawksworth in there now. Stupid Bastard.
Josh (11:31): That Cards bullpen ERA is based on Miller and Franklin. Thats about it.
Josh (11:34): This game is just frustrating. Carpenter had his C stuff and we just played terrible. Then LaRussa mis-managed the bullpen like always. Hawksworth will shut them down. That fag McClellan cant even throw strikes.
Josh (11:38): We have a Troy Glaus sighting lol
Josh (11:42): Should have left Rasmus in. Pinch hit Glaus 4 the pitcher instead of Lugo. That was dumb.
Josh (11:51): This isnt over yet. Broxton blew a save vs us this year. its never over til its over homie.
Guido (11:52): No. Its over. And its gonna be hard on the Cards bullpen the rest of the series. I cant believe Carpenter came out as flat as he did but I like it.
Josh (11:56): ya he was off. didnt expect that. He didnt have his control. All they have 2 do is avoid those middle inning fucks Reyes and McClellan. They can use Hawksworth and Motte and then Miller and Franklin. they really just need their guys 2 go 7 inn. Its all good. Wainwright will win tomorrow and then they will close them out in 4 in St. louis. I am not worried at all homie.
Josh (11:58): I knew Hawksworth would get out of that inning.
Josh (12:06): They didnt call that 4 Inge last nite lol. If Ryan gets on Pujols will tie it with a 3 run HR. Broxton will blow it.
Josh (12:22): this is ridiculous: How the fuck did Boggs make the roster? LaRussa must think thats Wade Boggs. He fucking sucks. No way he deserves 2 be on the playoff roster. What the fuck. Where are Smoltz and Lohse. If they dont use them in situations like this, when the fuck will they? Seriously they wont start them in any game so when are they gonna pitch them? Fucking Wellemeyer is better than them.

After that I went to bed satisfied. Nothing better than a Cardinals defeat that leaves their fans questioning the team. i love it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

UFC 104 Preview

By: Guido

I'm excited to see Machida defend his title. Not to brag or anything but I have been harping on Machida's talents since UFC 79. Machida finally got that chance at UFC 98 when he Ko'd Rashad Evans for the LHW Title. I don't think Rua is the most deserving of opponents, but considering that Evans and Rampage Jackson are tied up with Ultimate Fighter (and Rampage "quitting" mma), I can't complain. Not to take anything away from Rua, who will still put on a good show.

Main card

Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua
Heavyweight bout: Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell
Lightweight bout: Gleison Tibau vs. Josh Neer
Lightweight bout: Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher
Welterweight bout: Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

I'll take Machida over Rua, Velasquez over Rothwell, Neer over Tibau, Fisher over Stevenson in the Fight of the Night, and Yoshida over Johnson in a shocker.

Preliminary card

Heavyweight bout: Antoni Hardonk vs. Patrick Barry
Middleweight bout: Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen
Middleweight bout: Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons
Light Heavyweight bout: Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer
Light Heavyweight bout: Kyle Kingsbury vs. Razak Al-Hassan
Heavyweight bout: Stefan Struve vs. Chase Gormley

Hardonk over Barry, Okami over Sonnen, Rivera over Kimmons, Schafer over Bader, Al-Hassan over Kingsbury, and Struve over Gormley.

UFC 105 Free on Spike

By: Guido

Now, I usually won't mention anything about UFC that is more than a couple weeks away from happening, considering most fight cards change from injuries and other bs but wow! Randy Couture vs Brandon Vera at UFC 105 for free on Spike. Now, the only reason this is a free UFC is because it will be live on tape delay from England. So by the time we get to see the fights, they are already finished. This fight is at light-heavyweight and is in some ways an entry level match for Couture to size himself up against the best at LHW. The UFC would eventually like to see Couture fight for the LHW belt.

The LHW title is on the line October 24th when Lyoto Machinda defends the championship against Shogun Rua. Right now, Machida stands as a heavy favorite. I don't agree with Rua getting the first shot at Machida but oh well.

Nov. 14th free 105 card features:

Light Heavyweight bout: Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera
Welterweight bout: Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy*
Middleweight bout: Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
Welterweight bout: James Wilks vs. Matt Brown
Lightweight bout: Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley

*note: Winner becomes #1 contender for GSP's welterweight title.

2009 MLB Playoff Preview

By: Guido

Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies
I believe in Rocktober, therefore I am taking the Rockies in 5 games. Philly finished the season just one game better than the Rockies and both teams have playoff experience with the Rockies losing in the world series in 2007 and the Phillies winning it all last season. The wild card for this series is Brad Lidge. Lidge could blow this series for the Phillies if he plays.

St. Louis Cardinals
vs LA Dodgers
My pure hatred for the Cardinals won't allow me to pick them to win this series, even if I believed they could. The Cardinals have a better 1-2 combo with Carpenter and Wainwright but the Dodgers have the bigger bats. Plus, we saw last year how the stud Cubs pitchers fared against the Dodgers free swingers. I'm taking LA in 4. 3 if Manny shows up.

Boston Red Sox vs Anaheim Angels
Angels in 5. I'm tired of Boston. Every game in this series will probably end with one team winning by 6 or more runs. It will not be very competitive. I just have this feeling.

Minnesota Twins vs NY Yankees
Twins in 5. I'm not too high on either teams pitching. I'd like to think that the Twins are motivated and will try to close out the Metrodome with a world series. I believe the Twins can grind out this series. However, I can see the fucking Yankees sweeping.

World Series prediction: Twins over Rockies in 7
WS MVP: Joe Mauer
ALCS MVP: Michael Cuddyer
NLCS MVP: Ubaldo Jimenez

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Second City Blues

by: Guido

As you all know, Chicago failed to win the bid for the 2016 Olympics. And America is surprised because...? Hey, look! Chicago and fail in the same sentence!

It just shows what America holds high when we try to muscle our way to hosting the games by having The Obamas and Oprah as our representatives. Is Oprah the best reason as to why the Olympics in Chicago? Hell no! Unless they plan on holding the opening ceremonies on her big ol' ass.