Archive for October 24th, 2008

24
Oct
08

Boom! Shake Shake Shake the Room

Since we already saw one great hit from the Bruins game and since the Bruins were otherwise hapless, might as well see Dennis Wideman’s hit on Matt Stajan in open ice. Now I see why my mother never allowed me to play hockey.

24
Oct
08

A Note About the World Series

At what point does taking Ryan Howard out of the field and putting him as the DH NOT make sense? I mean, he’s a goddamn BUTCHER out there and I have to believe that someone, ANYONE on their roster is a better first baseman than he is. Then he could spend all of his downtime hitting or watching video or praying to Jobu about how to hit a left handed slider. Right? Or am I just too damn reasonable for my own good?

24
Oct
08

Stephanie Rice Has Poor Taste in Men

I get that elsewhere in the world Big Brother is actually a well-watched and liked show, I don’t understand WHY, but that’s another story. What’s true everywhere though is that the people on the show should never EVER be considered celebrities. Even more true, the people on the show should never be allowed to be mentioned, even in just a rumor, as a possible love connection with Australian swimmer/hottie Stephanie Rice. So it is with much chagrin that I saw the story that Rice and some toolsy Aussie Big Brother guy, named Ed Cherry (fake name right?) have been spotted around town on dates, kissing and cuddling in facebook photos and partying backstage at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice awards. First off, I didn’t even know you were allowed to party at the Nickelodeon awards shows, let alone that they’d have like copious amounts of liquor, then again, if I had to do such a humiliating type award show I’d probably need to be hammered too. Secondly, stay away reality TV boy, I obviously haven’t seen the show, but you shouldn’t be famous or known, please fade back into obscurity immediately. And leave Stephanie alone. Also, Stephanie, who wants a lame ass fake reality TV guy, even if he is a surfer dude when you can have a sports blogger? I mean right?

24
Oct
08

2 Tacklers, One Block

Here’s what appears to be a high school football game which, unless it was from Friday Night Lights I normally wouldn’t care about. However, this hit is ridiculous, no matter what quality of competition it be at. Check out this leveling block by a downfield player to help spring this touchdown. Wow. Awesome.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

24
Oct
08

The Mets Make a Perfect Hire

Good news Mets fans, fresh off two straight near-epic collapses to miss the postseason, no longer interim manager Jerry Manuel has made a hire sure to resonate with the Mets fanbase. Keeping most of his coaching staff intact from the season, Manuel did make a few changes, adding Randy Niemann as the new bullpen coach and Razor Shines will be the new third base coach. Looks like when next year’s collapse happens the team and the fans won’t have to go too far for something to cut their wrists…

[ESPN]

24
Oct
08

OK, Hockey is Still Sometimes Awesome

Try as hard as I might I can never truly escape hockey, my once fandom simply won’t allow it. Sigh. Anyhoo, the Bruins are still winless on the season, you know, because they blow, but Milan Lucic did provide some excitement during last night’s game. That’s because he leveled a giant hit on Toronto Maple Leaf Mike Van Ryn that shattered the glass. Van Ryn was fine, several fans were showered in glass and received minor injuries, but they were upgraded from their rinkside seats to a luxury box so, they still had a good time. I miss the good old days when there was lots of hitting and fighting, this clip is a throwback to hockey still being hockey.




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