Bud Selig has A-Rod envy

February 12, 2009

selig-milliondollarmanThe world’s highest paid sports commissioner Bud Selig is busy not earning his ridiculous salary again.

You’d think in a time when you league is already struggling with its image, and its busy losing the battler for young viewership, that you’d want for your brightest star to shine as bright as possible, ya? Well dumbasses, that’s why Bud Selig pays himself the big bucks, he knows that nothing says success in a down economy like slandering your meal ticket.

Instead of going a new route and providing a united front with the MLB’s Steve Austin (the 6 Million Dollar Man, not Stone Cold), he’s jumped on the media band wagon and pointed out how shameful Rodriguez is.

Really Bud, REALLY? Why not do something useful for once in your absolutely worthless tenure? Read the rest of this entry »

Bronx Nets     Call me crazy, but if you know you’re going to lose a perennial all-star that is still in his prime when he gets the chance to sign unrestricted with whatever team he most prefers, shouldn’t you get something in return?

     The ultimate sin would be to trade LeBron James of course. Read the rest of this entry »

Blaze Nation: Minus a Star

February 3, 2009

As I was watching the Blazers last night, a couple of thoughts were racing through my head.

CP3's groinI was frustrated that Chris Paul got hurt; you always want to show that you can beat the best.  I’m always happy when Portland picks up a win, but this little twinge within me was concerned with how NBA.com’s Power Rankings would evaluate a win in which Portland was completely dominated for 3 quarters at the hands of Chris Paul, but only really looked like a Playoff team once the Nola heart and soul was limping to the locker room.

A win is a win.  A loss is a loss.  A toll is a toll, and if you don’t pay no toll, then we don’t eat no rolls.

This perhaps puts things in the best perspective:

”When you have a guy that’s an MVP-caliber player Read the rest of this entry »

Blaze Nation: Ty Lawson

January 27, 2009

Quick hits:

-NBADraft.net now has Portland taking Ty Lawson.  They apparently think Portland will only draft a Steve Blake replacement.

*I hate Psycho T as much as the next Cameron Crazy, but I think Portland drafts help at the 4 in Hansbrough or Taj Gibson before a deficient PG like Lawson.

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-I don’t think Paul Peirce deserves to make the All-Star game.  I don’t think KG or Amare deserve to start.  I wouldn’t put any Phoenix Suns on the West Squad.

-I love Popeye’s Cajun gravy.

-still on the NBA: LeBron James cries too much.  It’s okay for European players to flop.  Not okay for Superstars to flop and cry.

-The Florida Gators will NOT repeat next year.  (I think I want to write about that later)

-Obama showed awesome balls by walking outside of the limo.

tensie-I don’t get how UO Basketball coaches Bev Smith and Ernie Kent still have jobs.  No one has done more to ruin a successful program in the last 5 years than Bev Smith.  Bev got an All-American and proceded to bench her (left).  And no one does less with more talent than Ernie Kent.

Blaze Nation: Steph Curry

January 13, 2009

In completely make-believe news, I wondered onto NBADraft.net tonight just to see where abouts the Blazers would pick in the Draft this spring (assuming they don’t collapse in the 2nd half again), and also who would be projected to go at that pick.

I keeps it real.  I know that NBADraft.net is no sort of authority on insider info or accurate collegiate evaluations, but still… a Blazer fan who watched March Madness last spring, and one who likes to pretend that flashy, big time scoring PGs in college hoops would fit seemlessly with the most promising young team in the Association, this got me going for about 6 minutes.

09-draftAlso, note that NBADraft.net updates this board regularly, so after a good game or two by Steph or Patty Mills, and it will be Jeff Teague falling into the Blazers’ lap.

Yard!

When the Pads demanded Yunel Escobar as part of the trade to send Jake Peavy to ATL, the Braves scoffed, and Peavy’s agent said Jake the Snake would be opposed because the Braves wouldn’t have a #6 position player the caliber of which was necessary to contend.

weeks later, as Raffy Furcal is close to signing, a trade sending Yunel Escobar to A Whales Vagina doesn’t leave the Braves absent of talent at the double-S.

…let the hot stove stoke!  Bring Jake Peavy to the dirty south!

p.s. I still can’t believe that Tony Romo picked Jessica Simpson over Carrie Underwood… does he also prefer slim jim jerky over tri tips?

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Boozer: Ho Hum

December 15, 2008

AKAs we watch Paul Millsap emerge into stardom in the absence of the injured Carlos Boozer, isn’t it about time that we start to ask if Carlos Boozer is that good, or is Jerry Sloan just running a PF friendly system?

Check the resume:

Karl Malone: the league’s 2nd all-time leading scorer, and arguably the 2nd best PF to ever play the game. Read the rest of this entry »

The boys over at SI.com have been doing a pretty good job of recognizing the Upper Left Coasts excellent cheer genetics.  I just noticed that they had Oregon Receivers coach Robin Pflugrad’s daughter Amanda as their college Cheerleader Of the Week.  So I thought… University of Oregon must be leading the nation in ‘C.o.W.’ appearances.  For the sake of those who appreciate them some lady Duckies, I thought I’d bring them all to one place, and present some future Duckies who we should anticipate seeing soon.  (if I’m missing your favorite Duckies, let me know and I’ll go do some digging)

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Dick’s trumps In-n-Out

November 23, 2008

Burgers…

My girlfriend and I were having a small fight. Then we just started having a deep conversation. At some point we decided that we hadn’t had us some Dick’s in a while. So we drove on up and scratched that itch. Oh yeah, Dick’s is only located in Washington State, and we live in Eugene, Ore.

That’s right, drove 4 hours for a fast food burger, and then drove 4 hours right back home.

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Anyway, I’ve never done that for an In-n-Out burger, and don’t imagine I will any time soon. Admittedly it’s a much longer drive to the nearest In-n-Out, but I stand by my claim.

Also, I’ve never had White Castle. Perhaps I should drive out to the Mid-West just for one of those.

It’s alive…

November 22, 2008

I’m definitely on a video binge right now… Dwayne is like Charlie Chaplin in this video.  Doesn’t say a word, but delivers the laughs.