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Basketball's Best Kept Secret: Revealed.

And it should have been kept a secret - if anyone were forced to listen to this then they could sue for pain and suffering.

posted by longgreenline at 01:08 AM on February 28, 2008

We Tried Baseball and It Didn't Work

Understood son, and a bad one. And the next time I come across this guy i'll give him an intentional walk.

posted by longgreenline at 01:47 AM on February 14, 2008

Harry Caray's Been Gone For 10 Years

"The Cardinals are coming tra la, la la" - that was the last phrase Harry Caray had generated in St. Louis which he would sing following a Cardinals win during a period where they were making a surge. Caray was suddenly fired for no apparent reason and the following day he appeared in the newspaper with a can of Schlitz. Later it surfaced that Harry Caray had an affair with Busch's daughter-in-law and as soon as Busch found out Caray was gone. Jack Buck did not seem upset about Caray's termination since it elevated him from #2 to #1. The Caray-Buck broadcast team was outstanding and I doubt whether there has ever been one that has been any better.

posted by longgreenline at 03:00 AM on February 11, 2008

We Tried Baseball and It Didn't Work

Jeffries has eccentric ideas of replacing baseballs with balls of twine, golf balls, heads of dolls, and woolen socks stuffed with paper - and all Finley tried to do was change the color of the baseball from white to orange and they thought he was nuts. Jeffries and his people took a sport that already worked and made it not work. It would be more advisable if he involved himself in a sport that did not work and endeavored to make it work - for example jumping the Snake River Canyon.

posted by longgreenline at 03:04 AM on February 09, 2008

Giants Win Superbowl!

I did not have a dog in this fight and just wanted to see a competitive contest but with an 18-0 team playing a 13-6 team my concern was the game would not be competitive. We all agreed that if Brady took the game over and it got out of hand we would watch something else even if it were just reruns of The Brady Bunch. Not only was the game competitive - it was a giant upset. Just like Petty warned and Manning experienced - there is no easy way out - especially when you are behind, time is running out, and the other team is surrounding you with two guys grabbing your shirt and one pounding your head. And while the Patriot's pounded on Manning's head, Manning and Tyree were getting ready to use their heads to keep the Giants in the game. Somehow Manning managed to extricate himself, circle through the mob, retreat, and find Tyree who made a circus catch. Tyree only caught three passes but that is like saying Rembrandt only painted three pictures. Although Tyree's catch does not rise to the level of the Immaculate Reception, it was one of the best catches in a big game when the game was on the line. Welker's 11 grabs is a good effort for the Patriots but these efforts tend to be diminished and forgotten when they are performed on a losing team. Very few people remember the Snake scrambling 37 yards for a touchdown and giving Oakland a 7-6 lead over Pittsburgh with just over a minute remaining. That is because about one minute later Harris made the Immaculate Reception which won the game for Pittsburgh. Listening to people on ESPN slam New England claiming they were thoroughly whipped and had a failed season leaves one wondering what they were watching all year. Three points away from winning a Super Bowl and a record of 18-1 is a pretty impressive season and nobody is perfect - except of course Shula, Csonka, and the No Names.

posted by longgreenline at 02:46 AM on February 06, 2008

NBA players' financial security no slam dunk

Finally I agree with the Democrats - soak the rich - at least when it comes to NBA players. I don't mind the government taking and wasting their money since they do not have a clue on how to manage it anyway. Their war on poverty includes taking care of people who could not figure out how to live on $20 million. One may conclude that if these people could not play professional basketball then at least 60% of them would be working at Whataburger. That would be bad news for Whataburger since they would likely have trouble even counting change. I admit that I never owned 14 cars and would not know what to do with them unless I owned a used car lot, but I did own a 14-year-old car once - I maintained it and it always got me to where I wanted to go. I can almost sympathize with Sprewell thumbing up his nose at $21 million as not being enough money because he has a family to feed - provided he adopted the state of Alabama. Taking differential equations in college may be challenging but investing and living off of millions of dollars for the duration of life is quite simple. What is difficult is living off $20 a hour and investing for a decent retirement.

posted by longgreenline at 01:21 AM on February 03, 2008

ESPN's Dana Jacobson learns the Internet is always listening

This could have been much worse for Jacobson - had she managed to disparage Muhammad that possibly would have led to her demise by some men with machetes. Jacobson may eventually experience her own roast.

posted by longgreenline at 06:15 PM on February 02, 2008

The Joy of Six

Tin Cup is the only one of these that I have seen and I concur that it is a dud. The best movie by far is Chariots of Fire which leaves all of the others in the dust or the sand - even the music is excellent.

posted by longgreenline at 11:00 PM on January 26, 2008

Jim Brown calls out Tiger Woods

I agree with one statement in this article - this is a non-issue. Brown looks as silly now as he did when he was 48 and claimed he could make a come-back and play in the NFL.

posted by longgreenline at 01:30 AM on January 25, 2008

Man Arrested for Forcing Son To Wear Packers Jersey

The boy acted appropriately by refusing to wear a Packers jersey. He is aware that the only approved jerseys are Rams and Redskins - if you are a citizen of this town.

posted by longgreenline at 01:28 AM on January 18, 2008

Oklahoma crushes Missouri,

The BCS uses an elaborate system of combining two polls and a computer to rank these teams. Apparently they determined it would be too easy just to take the top 10 teams from their ranking system and assign them to the bowl games so they develop a bunch of more rules instead. This resulted in omitting their #6 team (Missouri) and favoring their #13 team (Illinois) - a team Missouri already defeated this year. They also included Kansas (ranked #8) another team Missouri defeated and finished ahead of in the Big 12. Stoops thinks Oklahoma should play for the championship since "You all voted them (Missouri) No. 1 and we beat them ... for the second time on a neutral field," Stoops said. "No one else played the No. 1 team in the country." Stoops fails to mention that Oklahoma has been defeated twice by Colorado and Texas Tech. Oklahoma was not the only team to play both of these teams - Missouri played both Colorado and Texas Tech this year and defeated them by a combined score of 96-20. Plus there were plenty of teams that were ranked #1 and #2 this year and they were all defeated. West Virgina could not even defeat a 4-7 team and Oklahoma was #2 or #3 when Texas Tech beat them. Missouri was ranked #1 for the first time in two generations and acted like they did not belong there as Oklahoma completely dominated them in the second half. Colonel Travis' group put up a better fight than Missouri did. If Missouri does not show up with enough confidence to beat Oklahoma then they never will. Who really deserves to play this championship game anyway? Plenty of teams were ranked #1 and #2 this year and none of them took care of business. Forget this BCS system. Hawaii is undefeated and even came back from a 21-0 defecit to beat a 4-8 team. Hawaii deserves a chance to lose and they should be in the championship game. No other team in this division deserves to play in the championship game so they should bring in Appalachian State - they started this mess so they should finish it as well.

posted by longgreenline at 02:22 AM on December 03, 2007

Tale of the Tape (Measure)

I suppose Missouri should be thanking Texas for height profiling Chase Daniel and allowing Missouri to pick up a genuine Heisman candidate. The winner of the Missouri-Kansas game will likely be No. 1 - at least for a week anyway.

posted by longgreenline at 07:23 PM on November 23, 2007

ARod wins AL MVP award, but not unanimously.

This Day-Rod must be elated. Well, what the heck, Say-Hey-Rod congratulations.

posted by longgreenline at 12:40 AM on November 21, 2007

Jets Fans Gather Each Halftime For 'Show Us Your Tits!' Ritual

Nice - not only is New York infested by rats it has a pig infestation as well.

posted by longgreenline at 12:29 AM on November 21, 2007

ARod returning to the Yankees.

Pay-Rod what he wants, he enjoys counting his money.

posted by longgreenline at 12:34 AM on November 16, 2007