Feb 20, 2009

Man’s Best Friend


In the calm before the storm of March Madness…during the dog-days of the NBA season…and probably even sometime during the 10-month NHL season…betwixt the NFL and MLB…before they tee it up at The Masters…we can all fall back on that ol’ perennial favorite – yes, you guessed it, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog reruns.

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Feb 16, 2009

Greg Counsell Gets His Due


The Onion and the Elias Sports Bureau nail down the best player in the Steroid Era of baseball.  Personally, I would have gone with David Eckstein, but they’re the Onion, so what are you going to do second guess them?

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Feb 16, 2009

A Random Yogi Berraism


Yogi was once asked what he’d do if he found a million dollars. He replied:

“I’d find the fellow who lost it, and, if he was poor, I’d return it.”

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Feb 16, 2009

What Do Royal Tenenbaum and Jayson Williams Have In Common?


Deadspin has more on his Williams’ wife’s divorce filing.

She alleges that he faked having stomach cancer.  Anyone else picture him telling her this while eating a cheeseburger like Royal Tenenbaum?

“Royal O’Reilly Tenenbaum (1932-2001)

Died Tragically Rescuing His Family From The Remains Of A Destroyed Sinking Battleship”

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Feb 15, 2009

2009 Slam Dunk Contest in a Nutshell: Dwight Howard is an Uncannily Nice Human Being


I’m, of course, referring to letting himself be used as a prop for Nate Robinson’s final dunk in the 2009 Slam Dunk Contest.   I can’t conceive of many other competitors in previous Slam Dunk Contests allowing themselves to be shown up in that way.  Can you imagine the glare Michael Jordan would have given ‘Nique back in the day had Wilkins even begun to bring that up?

Bravo, Dwight Howard, for being such a good sport.

Video below:

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Feb 13, 2009

Quote of the week


“Joaquin, I’m sorry you couldn’t be here tonight.”

You’ve probably heard at least a part of the interview by now…but in case you missed it.   Not sports related, but it is vintage Letterman…and vintage Joaquin, I guess, for that matter.  I’d like to visit wherever Joaquin was that night, just never had the chance, or the paraphernalia.


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Feb 11, 2009

Frankie Hejduk is a Golden God

or how Oswaldo Sanchez Is Unlikely to Be Receiving Vermont Teddy Bear From Sven Goren Erikson


Story at Eleven.  Let me also say that El Salvador is in a world of hurt when they venture to the SLC in September.

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Feb 06, 2009

Ode to the Benchwarmers


Joining “Riding the Pine” triggered some memories of a few glorious days of yore and, as sort of an [early] homage to this site, I thought I’d share them:

I’m talking about those days of ‘squeaking it out’ at tryouts amidst that nostalgic smell of sweat, bleacher varnish, and stale Pepsi.

Of sharing the court with the drill team at AM practice and the thrill of “going skins” and showing them just how much a 125-lb frame can stir the soul.


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Feb 05, 2009

Fletch, I’ve Got Some Bad News… Andrew Bynum’s Knee Isn’t Kobe-proof


Ruh-roh, Laker fans.

On a serious note, Andrew Bynum is a talented and gifted young player and we all wish him a quick recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the hardwood soon…

…in another team’s jersey.

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Feb 02, 2009

Steelers Rob Jesus & Nation of Epic, Post-Super Bowl Kurt Warner Christian Testimonial


Excerpted from the Phoenix Oracle:

An unnamed source close to Kurt Warner said that the Cardinal star quarterback was planning an “epic” thank you to his Lord and Savior had Phoenix pulled off the upset.  The source elaborated:

“I was pulling for him, obviously, because I’m his friend, but I’m also really bummed that he wasn’t able to recite his epic tribute to the Lord.  That would have been five minutes of passionate Christian testimonial and, equally as compelling, five minutes of the secular, sideline reporter looking dumbfounded.”


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