Recent Posts by WeedyMcSmokey

October 06, 2010

Doctober: With his second no-hitter of the season, the good Doctor joins Don Larsen as the only men in the history of baseball to throw no-hitters in the post-season.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to baseball at 07:50 PM - 23 comments

August 25, 2010

I really should workout more: Slow-mo captures of WTA pros hitting different shots. Soundtrack by Philip Glass' disappointing nephew.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to tennis at 08:06 PM - 18 comments

March 02, 2007

"I call him 'The Silent Scumbag.' He's got a silent sickness to him. Those quiet guys are the ones you have to watch out for." : Hee hee! I had post this because of the quote. David Wells is on the case and the Killing Machine may be getting a little too cozy. Sure, now he's just urinating on rookies, but when night falls....

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to baseball at 08:21 AM - 31 comments

June 22, 2006

YES! It happened!: Like we all knew it would. The most predictable occurence in sports history. Larry Brown out - Isiah in. After all, it only makes sense that a team of five guards should be coached by one. Gentlemen, start your sarcasm.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to basketball at 09:32 AM - 46 comments

April 03, 2006

The Tao of a Toronto Maple Leaf Fan: Toronto's NHL team may be a storied franchise, but it's a horror story, according to Weedy McSmokey

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to commentary at 11:04 AM - 0 comments

March 11, 2006

And on his greatest day...: Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion - inventor of the slap shot and the second man ever to score 50 goals in a season, succumbs to stomach cancer on the very day his jersey is to be retired by the most revered franchise in hockey.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to hockey at 01:19 PM - 16 comments

February 21, 2006

Polar bear interrupts hockey game: Mom takes matters into her own hands;: Lydia Angyiou - Mother of two wrestles a 700 pound polar bear and saves the lives of kids in her small Quebec town while playing hockey. Bear's career stats: One game played, no goals, no assists, five minutes for fighting.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to other at 08:56 PM - 28 comments

February 15, 2006

Olympic Men's Hockey: Many Will Enter, Four May Win: Weedy McSmokey earned his hockey expertise one Canadian beer at a time

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to commentary at 02:21 PM - 0 comments

November 03, 2005

Jacques Demers is illiterate: - The former Montreal Canadiens coach, Tampa Bay GM and Stanley Cup Champion comes clean. Pretty amazing.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to hockey at 09:20 AM - 18 comments

September 28, 2005

The Onion gets all sweaty: by adding sports to its mix of politically savy and scatological humor. "Terrell Owens Pre-Emptively Disparages Next Contract." People, there's mirth here. Oh, the mirth.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to culture at 03:21 PM - 15 comments

April 28, 2005

Dave Johnson is a disgruntled Flyer fan: - who also writes for McSweeney's. Another guffaw-ridden look at sports from the greatest website in the known universe.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to hockey at 04:40 PM - 11 comments

April 15, 2005

Swing and a miss: - Sheffield takes a wicked cut... at a fan... who may or may not have punched him whilst collecting a ball in play. It's always something with these guys. And I, for one, welcome it.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to baseball at 08:09 AM - 65 comments

January 25, 2005

Yeah. And maybe I'm a Chinese Jet Pilot: A funny little story about one man's chameleon-like prowess with the authorities. I like to pretend I'm a hockey player too. But unlike Worrell, at least I can skate.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to hockey at 05:32 PM - 4 comments

January 21, 2005

Why girls shouldn't play sports: Is this really a problem with Title IX? Or just a problem with the soon to be incarcerated Rick Lopez? Is there another agenda at work here? How many questions can I fit on a FPP?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to culture at 03:39 PM - 13 comments

January 18, 2005

Lift-off is expected to be an expensive undertaking: Roger, he of the seven-time Cy Young variety, decides to cut the Astros a little slack and request the largest sum in arbitration history. Well, without Beltran, Kent, Miller and the like, they've got the money. Red Sox fans circa 1995, please belly-up to the bar and order up some greivance.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to baseball at 06:16 PM - 38 comments

August 28, 2004

Not this infernal debate, again.: However, it is straight from the mouth of someone who may have a perspective worth defending. Though that person is John Kruk.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to baseball at 04:46 PM - 23 comments

July 31, 2004

The end of Mike Tyson?: That might be it, folks. As a fighter - mercurial. As a story - sensational.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to boxing at 01:46 AM - 11 comments

July 11, 2004

Rolling... in my 5.0 with my rag-top down, so my hair can blow.: Shaq and Dwayne on the beach. But, is it worth it?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to basketball at 09:24 PM - 23 comments

May 01, 2004

Another vicious attack in a pro hockey game "(t)hat makes the McSorley-Brashear thing look like girl scouts.'': This crap is killing hockey. And killing hockey doesn't need the help right now.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to hockey at 10:39 AM - 5 comments

April 22, 2004

SI's Darren Eliot takes the Avs, Leafs, Lightning and Wings: in a nice breakdown. It's time for second round NHL predictions - Who wins?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to hockey at 01:29 PM - 4 comments

November 24, 2003

Trade winds a blowin': Rapters and Bulls talk a liitle swap with Rose and Marshall apparently headed to the T-dot for a combination of AD, MoPete and either Alvin Williams or Michael Bradley. In my opinion, Raptors win this one big time if the deal is done. Rumor of an AD to Dallas for Jamison and Delk also briefly flashed across sports reports here over the weekend too.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to basketball at 10:22 AM - 5 comments

November 19, 2003

Clippin' along with Kobe: - the speculation on where the aloof and enigmatic Kobe plays next year begins with Stein making a weird suggestion. Where will he play? Stick in LA? Memphis? NYC? Miami? Colorado Penal? (Is that joke old now?)

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to basketball at 02:46 PM - 5 comments

October 22, 2003

Yeah, I got your storied history right here, buddy: - MLG the icon, the cathedral, the home of (English) hockey... The best place to get fresh fish, flowers, and Presidents Choice products. Does the board of directors answer directly to Satan, or do they have to go through his admin assistant and make an appointment?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to hockey at 10:35 AM - 14 comments

September 30, 2003

Wrong time to ask Dad for a car: - especially if your Dad takes those college games hard. And is totally nucking futs.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to culture at 10:30 AM - 12 comments

September 18, 2003

Don't bother the usher - I'll get it: Natural selection? Tragedy? And is Staci related to the Sargeant, or Enos? The only question left is: Whom do they sue?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey to extreme at 01:15 PM - 12 comments