Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Incredible Jackass

Before I return to some sports talk regarding the NFL and NBA, Thursday marks the start of my work week. I'd like to share my feeling about that and the fact that it will be sub-zero today as well as Friday. What I like most about this clip isn't that he's a fucking moron, but the sounds he makes after his injury. It reminds of sounds we all make when getting hurt badly. It makes me laugh today. Just a reminder though, I do not think bodily harm is funny, but it does make me laugh when someone obviously is doing something they shouldn't be. Skaters for example: Wear proper gear! Yokels: Lay off the beer and whiskey.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A couple of the Funny Clips

And I found the Following comes from the people from buzzcuts and
This makes me laugh really hard and it shouldn't. I've hurt myself like this a few times. Thank God the young body is so strong. Do not watch if you hate people hurting themselves.

Cubs Talk....and another Cardinal Moron

Well, here we are. January 8, 2009. The Cubs have made some very controversial moves during this off-season. Some moves have been good, some bad, and always leave plenty of room for arguements and speculation.
In order to dump salary, the Cubs trades utility man Mark DeRosa to the Cleavland Indians for three minor league pitcher. I believe two single A, and one from double A. Many, many women will be buying tickets to a White Sox game when the Indians come to town. Many men are furious that we gave up arguably our most valuable player. I am certainly sorry to see him go. That move was tough to swallow, but what is done is done.
Another move that Jim Hendry made was just a day or two ago, finally shipping Jason Marquis and his salary to Colorado, for Luis Viscaino. It's not so much who we aquired, but who we dumped. Not one person I have talked to about the Cubs ever respected or enjoyed having Marquis on the Cubs. Although he was one of the better bottom rotation pitchers in the league statistically, no one cares. He just doesn't fit with Cub fans, and that's fine with me. Sometimes you have to look at the team objectively, but we are a passionate people.

Then enter Milton Bradley. He crazy. This is one of the bigger risks Hendry has made in recent memory. Yes, M.B. had the best ops. in the league last year. That is on base plus slugging percentage. He had aroung 22 hr's and 77 rbi's. He's the kind of offensive compliment the Cubs said they were looking for. He's a switch hitter and will play right field. Defense will be his problem, and he is a bit injury prone. He's really a DH, but he does have the athleticism to play out there, but right field is extremely difficult at Wrigley. All those day games in the heat might equal dehyration and pulled muscles. Fortunately as of now, Reed Johnson and Kosuke Fukodome will platoon the centerfield position, seemingly covering the groung that Bradley can't get to. That's a plus. Milton bradley can be a hothead, and I just hope he is dtermined to help win it all with us, and can control any outbursts against fans, players, opposing players, play by play guys in the booth, and umpires. I don't mind an occasional helmet slam, bat pounding and the like, but he needs to control himself. That being said, welcome Milton, and good luck.

Aaron Miles was an earlier free agent sighning. This was really a head scratcher. Pinella got his wish I guess. We now have Fukodome, Bradley, Fontenot, Miles, Hoffpauir, Sam Fuld and Koyie Hill as our left handed hitters. A couple of these guys won't make the roster, but it looks like we will have plenty of lefty's to choose from.
The question is defense. Aaron Miles and Mike Fontenot? Yikes. I mean I really don't know about this one. Miles stinks out there. I've seen him. He is scrappy, and we he played against the Cubs at the plate, I never felt good about it. In the field he is poor. Fontenot is better out there. I see a platoon at 2nd as well.
(Trevor Hoffman just signs a one year with the Brewers)

My overall (emotional) opinion is that if we can't get a Brian Roberts(which we are not), or trade for Jake Peavy, then the Derosa trade does not make sense to me. It's all or nothing for the Cubs this year, and maybe next. They will have to rebuild this team eventually, as everyone gets older and their skills diminish.

The Cubs probably will make one more move. I can't specualte on anything I've heard or read. The new potential owner could be named this week, and that should spin the wheels to their final moves before pitchers and catchers report.

Enjoy this video. Another idiot Cardinal fan. Don't cry buddy, he's not THAT good.

you have to copy and paste this one, but it's good Cub Fans!!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

NFL Divisional Round

NFL Divisional Round
I kept up with picking half the NFL games correctly last week-end. My winners were Arizona and Philadelphia, my losers being Miami and Indianapolis.
I expect to continue that trend this week, picking from the heart instead of the awful truth.

Baltimore vs. Tennessee

Baltimore scorched the Dolphins. They never had a chance. The worst game of last week-end. This defense is playing better than any I've seen in a while. We'll see what Pittsburgh does this week.
The Ravens are a scary team right now. Tennesse's defense is no slouch either, and if Baltimore has trouble moving the ball, the game might be all about field position and field goals.
I'm picking Baltimore here. They are great against the run. Chris Johnson/Lendale White have been great this year, but McGahee/Mclain will offset them. Do you sense a boring game here. I certainly do. If I had my way, San Diego would go to the Superbowl. Ravens move on to the AFC Championship.

Arizona at Carolina

Carolina, Carolina, Carolina. Two great backs, a seasoned quarterback, a great wideout, and a defense that plays great at home.
I can't imagine Arizona going in and beating this team. It could happen. Big ups to the Cards for getting a playoff win last week. The defense showed up a bit. This is the end of the road though.

Philadelphia vs. New York

Can you really ask for anything more than a rivalry game? These two teams HATE HATE HATE each other, and there will be blood. I wanted the Giants to beat the Pats last year like everyone else outside the New England area, but the truth is that I hate the Giants. I can't pick them, and won't pick them.
With Plaxico Burress out for the year, you can see that he is sorely missed on offense. They are completely different. The Eagles have two great cornerbacks, and a pro-bowl safety in Brian Dawkins. Their focus should be on the run, and play man to man in the passing game, hopefully not giving up the "big play".
Philly will win this one on the road to meet the Panthers in the NFC Championship.

San Diego at Pittsburgh

In the AFC we have three great defensive teams. Then we have San Diego. I'm at the end of my post, and don't have much to say on it. I'm dissappointed L.T. is hurt again, although Sproles was fantastic in his place. Against the Steelers. No way. Big Ben is coming back from a big concussion, and his offensive line has been horrible this year.
In week 11, the Steelers won 11-10, in a very tight game. If the Steelers offense can't sustain a few drives, San Diego may have their revenge. This one is difficult to predict, but since I want to, I'll go with the home team fresh off a bye week. San Diego has to travel after an emotional win.
Steelers face the Ravens in the AFC championship, opening up the doors for an all Bird Superbowl. One, the symbol of The United States of America. The other, a bird that scared the hell outta that poor dude.