Good Morning World…here’s a lovely round up of some stuff you need to familiarize yourself with to get on my level (Link probably NSFW, unless your allowed to chief herb at work or your boss LOVES Wiz Khalifa).
In the game of the day, Barcelona beat Real Madrid in a game that featured a pretty ridiculous goal from Lionel Messi and a pretty dirty play by someone named Marcelo (to my knowledge he is NOT in the Porch Crickets). That Messi guy does pretty well for himself.
The NBA lockout continues, much to the chagrin of one Mindy Carey. However, Under Armour doesn’t like Nike, and Brandon Jennings doesn’t like Kobe, or something. Maybe because Kobe can do this? I’m no NBA lockout fan, but this pro player pickup ball stuff is kind of cool, for now.
With all the focus on the Miami Hurricanes “scandal” (the real victim? poor Teddy Dupay!) the Texas A&M Aggies aren’t the only ones saved from the NCAA spotlight. Some fairly important Oregon Ducks football team members were caught going 118mph in a car that smelled like weed. They received a citation. Sounds about right.
In keeping with the anti-Jacob theme (he’s a Real Madrid fan) I wonder if Romo wore a paperboy Starter cap while playing Hide-And-Seek at his bachelor party. Between Romo and Mark Sanchez, I almost feel like a former dog-fighting QB. Who is awesome and humble and making the most of his second chance and deserves a Super Bowl oh God he deserves a Super Bowl please let him win a Super Bowl.
A night after reaching 22 hits, the White Sox managed a whopping 4 in a loss to the Indians. The Tigers also lost, because the Tigers know exactly what they have to do to keep the White Sox at least 3 and a half games at bay. This is what I like to call cruel hindsight. The Nationals were smart for not re-signing a guy hitting .160 with 12719 strikeouts this year. Brilliant. By the way, when Adam Dunn goes 1-5 with 4 Ks, his batting average goes up. Think about that for a minute.
/Lights $52 million on fire
Speaking of the Nationals, I simply cannot take the gross injustices facing Theodore Roosevelt, everyone’s favorite President (or at least top 5) anymore at Nationals home games. Let the guy win a race! Staying with the DMV theme, Chris Davis injured his shoulder and could possibly be out for the season by sleeping on it wrong. Reports of Davis injuring the shoulder while sleeping in the dugout trying to watch the Orioles have not been confirmed.
Are you ready for some football? I am not, because as of this moment my DirecTV is out (been out since this past weekend). Hopefully I get it back in time to watch my Eagles in Pittsburgh tonight. Either way, I should be able to finagle a free meal out of Coach K tonight. Let’s stay healthy boys! Enjoy your day.
Sorry it’s been slow on here lately. We both have full-time jobs, and I’ve been all sorts of busy preparing for the start of high school and college football.
Here’s some links for your enjoyment on this lovely Wednesday, dedicated to Ponzi scheming and Chris Rix bounties.
The biggest story in sports today is how screwed Miami is. Serious allegations at the ‘U’ regarding football and basketball. You may not see it all over ESPN, since Yahoo! beat the Worldwide leader in sports on another investigative reporting piece. It’s an extremely long, detailed story, but well worth 30 minutes of your day. Kudos to Charles Robinson.
Over time, the NCAA will likely come down quite hard on the Hurricanes. Dan Wetzel explains why more in depth.
The Kansas City Royals got a big boost when freak athlete Bubba Starling elected to sign with them over playing football at Nebraska.
How awesome would it be to get paid not to wear a certain clothing brand? Probably on par with getting rich off ‘The Jersey Shore.’
Kudos to Jim Thome on an awesome accomplishment two nights ago. Maybe next season he’ll join the Royals so he can continue hitting home runs against the Tigers. He’s only got 65 against them. A neat, detailed breakdown of his round-trippers here.
Big East commissioner John Marinatto took the initiative to call other commissioners and NCAA President Mark Emmert to try and restore integrity in college athletics. Not sure how much it’ll do, but you’ve got to start somewhere.
Enjoy your day. I’ll try to — at least until 7:05, when big, bad Brad takes to the mound in Detroit.
Happy Friday world. Here’s hoping everyone has a great weekend. If history is any indication, Greg’s weekend will not be so good. What better way to kick off your weekend than some worthwhile links to check out?
The first night of preseason football is now over with. The Eagles starting offense looked good in its only drive of their 13-6 win over the Ravens, but the defensive line stole the show, recording 6 sacks.
Blaine Gabbert looked fairly sharp in the 47-12 ass-whopping handed to his fellow Jaguars by the Patriots.
Despite a much-improved special teams performance from the Chargers, they were defeated by the Tarvaris Jackson-led Seahawks last night on ESPN. Jon Gruden’s “this guy” will apparently be replaced with “this young man” for the 2011 season.
Tim Tebow looked good in the Broncos’ 24-23 loss to the Cowboys, which featured a last second 2-point conversion for the win and Dallas fans already voicing their displeasure with Rob Ryan’s ass-kicking defense.
The Raiders lost in the final minute to the Cardinals, 24-18. Some Kolb guy had a decent night passing the ball.
No major injuries to report, although Seattle LT Russell Okung got nicked up some. Sadly, the same thing can’t be said for University of Arkansas RB Knile Davis.
Interesting read on the 2002 McDonald’s All-Americans, only 5 of which are currently in the NBA.
This article is over 5 years old, but with this mug shot making the rounds, I figured it’s worth circulating. Victor Page led the Big East in scoring during the 96-97 season. His life has gone seriously downhill since then.
That whole stabbing/non-stabbing/nothing to see here move along incident Brandon Marshall had this off-season seems pretty damned intense.
Finally, the 5 most horrifying bugs in the world. The Bot Fly is simply terrifying. I didn’t have the heart to watch the video at the bottom of the page. Nightmares on me tonight!
Enjoy your Friday everyone!
Good Morning World. Here are some links & stories to kill some time before Friday for you…
Bryce Harper threw another temper tantrum last night and was ejected in the 7th inning of a 3-1 loss against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. I’d be interested to hear what Nationals fans like Kevin Eaton (I don’t think I know any other Nationals fan) think of Bryce’s behavior.
Phenomenal, in my
biased humble opinion take on DeSean Jackson and his worth to the Eagles. This runs almost directly against what Bill Barnwell’s article over at Grantland stated. DeSean is not a top 5 NFL WR, I agree with Lisk he’s more in the 10-15 range. He damn sure isn’t 44th. BTW, Evan Silva of PFT is not too high on the Eagles signing Steve Smith.
Interesting story about a high-schooler with down syndrome who is, for the moment, no longer allowed to suit up with his HS football team because he’s 19. I got this decision being changed within a month.
I drove through Cincinnati last summer on my way to Tripp’s wedding. It did not seem this gangster. Also, what kind of journalist carries $500 in cash?!?
Glad to see the Blue Jays fans having some fun with the sign-stealing saga. Of course it’s a White Sox pitcher who threatened to hit Joey Bats if the sign-stealing continued. As a fan, I do feel like the White Sox rarely win in Toronto.
Enjoy the links and more importantly, enjoy tonight because the NFL is back. The highlight of the 5 games tonight is the Ravens-Eagles game. I’m just really hoping no one gets seriously injured. I feel like the lack of practice/training camp is going to result in even more injuries than normal this preseason.
-Jacksonville at New England (Blaine Gabbert gets the starting nod)
-Seattle at San Diego on ESPN at 8 (T-Jack debut!)
-Denver at Dallas (or one of only 4 times you’ll get to see Tim Tebow in action this year)
-Arizona at Oakland (the Cards have some new QB they’re excited about)
Happy Tuesday! What better way to get your day started than with a little pick 6 action?
The Sporting News does a great job outlining 5 things that could easily derail the Eagles season. However, don’t let that link stop you from reading part 2 of the preview coming later.
I suppose you’ve got to admire this guy for holding up his end of a bet, but if you’re going to rock speedos like that you’ve at least got to win the fight.
You’d better be seated when you read this: Albert Haynesworth has missed 3 straight practices
due to Dunkin’ Donuts overload and no one’s really sure why.
Mikel Leshoure’s Achilles Heel popped yesterday. Reset your fantasy football big boards accordingly.
In the MLB last night Rusty’s Orioles suck worse than the White Sox, that Roy Halladay fella is pretty good, the Pirates are off the schnide (and contributed to my fantasy team’s double digit ERA this week–thanks Ryan Vogelsong), the Braves won and Dan Uggla has left Adam Dunn in the dust as the worst MLB addition of the off-season, and the Red Sox stayed hot against the Twins, who are now quite cold and injured.
Finally, bagged lunches could lead to food poisoning. Sucks for kids today!
Happy Saturday. Greggy C is now 24 years old. 1 more until that big car insurance break!
Speaking of Greg, his boy Sean Avery was arrested and charged with battery on a police officer after calling them “fat little pigs”. Super Cool Beas, however, was less than impressed since there was not a mush involved.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Chicago Bears have the worst field in the NFL. I guess good for them for maximizing home-field advantage but it seems kinda horseshit to me. #HatesBears
Speaking of Bears, they are running wild nationwide, attacking people everywhere with no regard for human life. Or maybe with some regard for human life. Either way, hide your picnic baskets and avoid camping during that time of the month.
I can’t think of a better way to catch deadbeats in the state of Alabama than this.
So apparently, Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs had no idea Kellen Moore was still going to be at Boise State this season. I got Boise beating UGA by double digits.
The White Sox actually beat the Twins thanks to walking 7 times. Naturally, Juan Pierre says this patience at the plate will not continue so long as pitchers throw anything close to the strike zone. Last night’s win came after losing 4 games straight against the Yankees WITHOUT RECORDING 1 WALK at the plate. Well played gentlemen. You find new ways to amaze me every day.
Enjoy your Saturday folks. Phillies-Giants>Yankees-Red Sox for this guy today before the WGN 3 hour shitshow tonight while cooking out with golfer extraordinaire and unabashed Tiger Woods enthusiast Russell J. Rulapuagh.
Sorry this isn’t Deadspin or even the Big Lead. We’ve got day jobs you know! Little bit of evening reading for that ass…
Not sure who you are or what your political or religious beliefs are but I doubt you will read an article more interesting than this for a little while.
The USA Today pre-season coaches poll was released today and while it is generally meaningless (Auburn wasn’t ranked last season and they turned out alright) it means College Football is around the corner. Hellz yeah. West Virginia is ranked 27th. Clemson is 40th.
The Sporting News has Clemson going 6-6 this season, 4-4 in the ACC. Seriously? Shoot me now.
And 1 mix tape-type soccer move and it’s from an American no less! Of course he’s not on the national team roster though.
Pretty cool story about a pretty cool position coach and a pretty lucky cafeteria worker.
It’s Thursday night, which means it’s the new Friday night, except for old people like me and you who have jobs tomorrow. Make sure you give Greg some love tomorrow (@GCWVU) on his birthday. He’s come a long way since sticking beads up his nose.
When the White Sox suck,they set records for sucking. I think it’s safe to say the White Sox are out of the race after being 3-hit by Phil Hughes, who entered the game with an ERA north of 8.
No one throws at Alex Avila without feeling the wrath. No word on if Carlos Guillen did a bat flip when finding out about the suspension.
David Stern, aka Ze Jew, will not be making any money during this lockout. He’ll have to rely on the other $234,437,566.73 he’s earned in his career.
You know the saying, if you have 2 quarterbacks, you don’t have any quarterbacks? What if one of those quarterbacks is Donovan McNabb? Greg’s Vikings seemed poised for a 7 win season.
This guy probably should never have been a principal. Not in New York anyway. Whoever hired this dude should be fired as well.
New Zealand women almost loses hand during yacht sex. Those Kiwis are crazy!
Happy Hump Day to all…Let’s Get it!
Just wanted to give some information on why this blog was started. My brother, Jeff (careydaway) and I are avid sports fanatics. While we grew up just outside Washington, D.C., we root for teams from all over the country, and even outside of it.
My favorite teams are the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Vikings, Portland Trail Blazers and New York Rangers. His are the Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Hornets and Vancouver Canucks.
As far as colleges, I attended West Virginia, and he went to Clemson.
This blog is sure to provide plenty of facts and opinion on all those teams and many more throughout the world of sports.