America’s New Team

October 24, 2008

I think writing a title like is kind of lame, but I’m wishfully (or wistfully) thinking right now, so there it is.

Considering the state of the economy, is it too much to ask that we align ourselves behind a team like the Tampa Bay devil-less Rays that built itself on sound investments and good decision making?

Quit pandering to the already fat cats. It sort of defies logic that the majority of society desires to be Paris Hilton’s new BFF, we prefer fast food that we know is terrrrible for us, and we cheer on teams like the Cowboys, Yankees, Red Sawks, and the LA Galaxy (if you could see me right now, you’d see my tongue in my cheek). I grow weary of organizations that supplement savvy management with reckless checkbooks.

I know we weren’t raised like this. Because most of us were poor growing up, it’s just a fact. And those of us that were poor certainly didn’t root on the rich kids at our schools who tried to buy friends. So what changed? Read the rest of this entry »

That Guy

October 10, 2008

Greetings Blaze Nation,

I’m writing you today with a message of enormous import. Our Blazers look GREAT in our minds. The sexiest team by far when we use our imaginations and everyone fulfills their potential without hiccup. Brandon will not only be an all-star again, but probably the MVP of the game. LaMarcus will make good on his attempt to joining the midseason festivities, and also jump from 3rd in the voting to most improved player. Rudy will exhibit DKV Joventut-like domination and likely be the 6th man of the year. Jerryd will eventually see time as the starter as he defers his shoot first mentality and fits like a grandfather cog in Kevin Pritchard’s flawless machine. And most importantly, Gregory Oden will be the Finals MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and average 18 to 20 points per game to boot. Read the rest of this entry »

Damn, it’s been awhile!

So I took a minute off. I’m back now so everyone rejoice. Clearly my Bruins broke my heart once again in the FF, but you know what, they made 3 straight, and 4 looks real possible heading into 08-09. Enough about the Bruins and college hoops, for now.

How the hell does USC lose to OSU, in Reser, twice in a row? USC has all the talent in the world, are a joy to watch on a big stage, but when the stage ain’t huge, SC don’t show up. Read the rest of this entry »

Big-L, little-a, Marcus

October 2, 2008

I feel like this should be an open letter to the rest of the Association.

See, while everyone (including Portland Trailblazer’s hype machinists) is so focused on the continued ascension of BRoy, the debut of Gregor Oden, the arrival of Rudy F. Baby and Jerryd Bayless, I can’t help but feel like that Longhorn alum, Texas native, and 2006 Big 12 Defensive player of the year, LaMarcus Aldridge gets lost in the hustle and bustle. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s too cliche to say, “I’ll be the first to admitt when I’m wrong”.  That’s just a way for people to try and be right when everyone who is paying attention already knows they’re wrong.  Like: “Ooo, I’m embarassed that everyone knows I’m an idiot, so I’ll try to seem humble by acknowledging I was in the wrong after I announce my humbleness to everyone.”

Well, I’m an idiot.  Rudy Fernandez is sick-a-licious.  I dogged him for a while back when Mike Rice was creaming his shorts over Rudy’s youTube videos.  But after watching him POwn the best competition in the world at the Olympics (albeit for only like 6 games), I got chills.

My buddy C’Ron that works for the Blazers told me not to be a victim of the moment, and that Rudy still has a lot of work to do.  That’s fair, I’m sure everyone has a lot of work to do.  But in fairness, Kobe abuses everyone, so it’s not as though Rudy’s inability to stop KB24 down the stretch is a glaring weakness.  So I can’t help it: I am unquestionably a victim of moments like these…

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Kenneth Junior
Fantasy sports, Atlanta Braves, the Intimidator’s son be damned. When Ken Griffey Jr. (the only Junior that really matters) steps to the dish, I just want to see long balls. Read the rest of this entry »

With a 1.7% chance of winning the NBA Lottery, the Chicago Bulls now have first pick in the upcoming NBA 2008 draft. But now comes the question, what to do with the first pick? Without a 1980’s Trail Blazer management to pick ahead of them, screw things up and make it easier to find a Jordanesque type of team/franchise changing player, the Bulls will have to do this one all on their own. The last time the Bulls had the first pick, they took Elton Brand. While not a bad pick in any way, it didn’t work out for them. With that said, the two seemingly consensus top picks are Michael Beasley (Kansas State/Forward) and Derrick Rose (Memphis/Point Guard). Read the rest of this entry »

Boston Logo

At the writing of this post, the Boston Celtics are currently leading the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. It seems that they’re at home and playing that inspired brand of basketball that we’ve come to expect from them and yearn for when they’re away from the Garden. I’m guessing Doc Rivers brings out a whole new philosophy for the away games, “Save your best for your fans. They deserve and paid to be there when you play well.” Or something of that nature. Well, as one ESPN.com writer rants ranted, the pre-game speeches which we are only privy to seconds of may sound like this in their entirety. Follow the link, or read on below: Read the rest of this entry »

Soriano’s dinner

May 17, 2008

Tyson

Alfonso Soriano is currently in the process of going Mike Tyson on the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Which is to say that Pirate pitchers are Pitt’s babies, and Soriano is Tyson wanting to eat them. Read the rest of this entry »

hook 'em

I like where this kid’s head is at.  He clearly has a bright future.

The last line seals the deal.