Friday, November 30, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

What..a...game!


Good football game last nite..what's that? You didn't get to watch it?

Blame the NFL and their grand plan to control all things football. Don't blame your cable company who is taking most of the blame for this bullshit.

It was a good game..Brett Favre was knocked out in the first half. His replacement did an admiral job although they still lost by 10 points. From SI.com:

NFL fans who missed the Cowboys' 37-27 shootout win on Thursday night really missed something. It was a big-play-strewn and wildly entertaining game that had a little bit of everything -- including an injury that knocked the indestructible Brett Favre from the field in the first half.


If you didn't get to watch it, you weren't alone. Only a scant 30 million got to watch Tony Romo toss a shit-load of TD's. I had to drive to San Diego to watch the game..funny how that trip worked out timing wise.. but as I said..its not your cable company's fault that the NFL is holding a gun to their head.

Of course I have both QB's in several of my fantasy leagues..it was a bittersweet night to say the least..
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Sean Taylor passes


It's a sad day when a young man dies and the press goes after his past. Sean Taylor wasn't a faceless, nameless black man. We welcomed him into our homes every Sunday via our TV's. We marveled at his strength and agility. Yes, young black men die in senseless violence every day in our country..but Sean wasn't a stranger..and so we mourn him and think of what might of been..at least some of us do.

Rest in Peace Sean. I hope your child and fiance' are taken care of.
Monday, November 26, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

The HOF candidates..


This year, Sportsline sees the following players as front runners for the MLB Hall of Fame:

Tim Raines and David Justice head 11 first-time candidates on the baseball writers' 2008 Hall of Fame ballot, joining Mark McGwire, Rich Gossage, Jim Rice and 11 other holdovers.

McGwire, his candidacy hurt by suspicions of steroids use, was selected on just 23.5 percent of ballots when he was eligible for the first time in 2007.


When Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn were elected in January, Gossage fell 21 votes shy of the necessary 75 percent and Rice was 63 votes short.
Rice is on the ballot for the 14th time and Gossage for the ninth.

Players can be on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for up to 15 years.

Gossage's percentage increased from 64.6 in 2006 to 71.2 in 2007, while Rice's declined from 64.6 to 63.5.

The highest percentage for a player who wasn't elected in a later year was 63.4 by Gil Hodges in 1983, his final time on the ballot.


Raines was a seven-time All-Star who played 23 seasons and batted .294 with 2,605 hits and 808 steals, fifth on the career list. He was the 1986 NL batting champion.
Justice was the 1990 NL Rookie of the Year and a three-time All-Star. He had a .279 average, 305 homers and 1,017 RBIs in 14 seasons.

Brady Anderson, Rod Beck, Shawon Dunston, Chuck Finley, Travis Fryman, Chuck Knoblauch, Robb Nen, Jose Rijo and Todd Stottlemyre also are first-time candidates. The five-year waiting rule was waived for Beck, who died June 23.
Other holdovers (with their 2007 vote percentages) include Andre Dawson (56.7), Bert Blyleven (47.7), Lee Smith (39.8), Jack Morris 202 (37.1), Tommy John (22.9), Dave Concepcion (13.6), Alan Trammell (13.4), Dave Parker (11.4), Don Mattingly (9.9), Dale Murphy (9.2) and Harold Baines (5.3).

Rijo retired after the 1995 season and appeared on the 2001 Hall ballot, when he received one vote. He then returned to the major leagues and pitched for Cincinnati in 2001 and 2002, making him eligible to go back on the ballot.

Reporters who have been in the BBWAA for 10 or more consecutive years are eligible to vote, and the totals will be announced Jan. 8. Rickey Henderson tops the players who will be eligible for the first time on the 2009 ballot.
Results of balloting for managers, umpires and executives by the newly reconstituted Veterans Committee will be announced Dec. 3 at the winter meetings.

I am fond of da Goose. I heart that man. Henderson was a great lil second tier player. I hope most of these guys get a shot..if not..there is always next year for most of em. As for Big Mac..fark him.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Those are some pricey pooches eh Vick?


The prosecutor in Vick's federal case is asking the judge to set aside almost a million large to pay for the care and feeding of the 50+ dogs removed from Vick's VA estate. In the request, the prosecutor cites that Vick's earnings potential has taken a..cough..direct hit and he has plenty of creditors going after what little he has left. The SI writeup also lists other creditors that want their pound of flesh. Here is Jon Stewarts take on Vick:


The Phillies Jimmy Rollins beat out Matt Holliday for NL MVP Tuesday. I really thought Matty was a sure thing..but that said..there isn't a sure thing in voting or sports is there?

I asked the question Monday; WTF is wrong with Philip Rivers? Guess I ain't the only one asking that question. The SI writeup rips Norvie a new one six ways from Sunday; When the San Diego Chargers hired Norv Turner to be their head coach, they had to know that he lacked charisma, leadership skills, motivational abilities and the winning touch. But they could be sure that he was qualified for the job in at least one respect: He understood how to develop a young quarterback as well as anybody.

As I posted this week on one of my fantasy teams bulletin boards..I do hate Norvie with every fiber of my being. Wonder if I offered Schottenheimer a bj if he would consider coming back to coach the Chargers...probably not.
Monday, November 19, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Norv Turner you suck dude..


The only way I can explain the fact that Phillip Rivers looks like shit this year is the change in head coach and plays being run..what else could it be that is turning Rivers into the biggest bust of the season after last years numbers..

Which ever fuckwit picked Norv-the loser-Turner to lead the Chargers...he/she/it should be tied behind a truck and dragged down I-5 all the way to L.fucking A. Then bury his/her/it's ass in the middle of the field at the Coliseum.

Not to mention..at .500, the Chargers still lead their division..sick huh?

Finally, an agent gets sacked..and its Boras no less! Kenny Rogers has shown Boras the door and said he wants to stay in Detroit. I root for Detroit baseball..dunno why, but I always do. It would be nice for that team to stay consistent an entire freaking season.

And I always root for Kenny Rogers..ol' fart that he is.

Back to Football..anyone see the bizarro ending of the Browns/Ravens game? craptastic indeed!
Friday, November 16, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Michael Vick will be sentenced today.


MSNBC is reporting that Vick will be sentenced this morning in Federal Court on his dog fighting plea.

On the instant replay front..Buddy boy Selig is draggin his feet. The Chief Ops Officer for MLB, "DuPuy said at the time that he doubted whether the plan, which needs the approval of Selig as well as the unions for players and umpires, could be put in place by next season".

Other news..Jake Peavy won the CY for the NL..which of course warms the cockles of my lil black heart. Clevelands Manager Eric Wedge got the nod for AL Manager of the year and Bobby Melvin of the Dbacks got it for the NL.
Thursday, November 15, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Barroid finally busted..



Whether it sticks remains to be seen. I hope it does, damn I hope it does. I don't have to give you the particulars..its all over the internets. Three months after becoming the home run king, Barry Bonds is indicted for perjury and obstruction. He is charged with lying when he told a federal grand jury he didn't knowingly use performance-enhancing drugs. Full story

PayRod has reached a deal with the Yankees..did anyone think he was actually going anywhere?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Ricky Williams..come on down!!!


Yes, the NFL's favorite pot smoker most likely will be welcomed back into the fold by the powers that be in the NFL.

Excuse me whilst I laugh my hairy ass off. The Dolphins management however isn't so sure they want him back..no shit? Unless Ricky plans on playing for his room and board, I don't see too many teams offering him much.

But I could be wrong..its been known to happen my dear reader..I don't think smoking pot was Williams problem..I think dealing with the media and life in general was his major malfunction..

Hang in there Ricky..don't let the bastids get ya down dude.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

MLB names AL and NL ROYs and AL CY


The AL Rookie of the Year is Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sawx. The NL ROY winner is Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Morons..I mean Brewers.

Today C.C. Sabathia got the nod as the AL Cy Young winnar..which I think is wrong..but wtf do I know about baseball..my fantasy teams all sucked hind tit but one..and I had 6 of them. I thought Josh Beckett would win it..silly me. According to Sportsline it was a close vote:

Sabathia went 19-7 with a 3.21 ERA and 209 strikeouts, pitching a major league-high 241 innings. Beckett (20-7) became the only big league pitcher to win 20 games since 2005, compiling a 3.27 ERA in 200 2/3 innings. Lackey led the AL in ERA at 3.01, going 19-9 and tossing 224 innings. Voting took place before the postseason, when Sabathia struggled while Beckett pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship with a string of dominant outings. Sabathia became the first Indians pitcher to win the award since Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry in 1972.

Gaylord won a CY? I had no idea..

From our WTF dept:Our Darwin award winner of the week..

No, the pic has nothing to do with the article
From Reuters:

One dead, one injured in pet rescue

CANBERRA (Reuters) - One man was killed and another was then seriously injured when they tried to climb a tree at night to recapture a pet cockatoo in Australia. The bird's 72-year-old owner fell as he tried to recover the pet in the country town of Bendigo in southern Victoria state. He was taken to hospital for treatment, police said. The injured man's neighbor, 58, then took over the rescue, but he also fell and died instantly when he hit the ground. "This was just an unfortunate accident," Bendigo Police Sergeant Peter Gilmore told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio.

Sorry, but I just don't get it. Birds fly..wtf did these morons think the bird would do when approached?
Monday, November 12, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Mundane Monday...



The Chargers looked like shit last night..but then Indy did too. Peyton Manning probably pissed down both legs after tossing his 6th interception of the night..A New Record for ol Peyton folks! The Chargers should be down right embarrassed to lead their division with a craptastic 5-4 record.

My football fantasy teams did ok..thanks for asking.

This week in baseball, we will find out who wins the NL and AL ROY, The Cy, Manager of the year and league MVP. They will spread this news out over the course of the whole friggin week..bastids.

Oh, and that wanker A-Rod might join Joe Torre in the wearing of Dodger Blue. I know..I laughed about that one as well. He will fit right in with all the other freak shows in L.A won't he? This info is from Torre himself, so only God knows how authentic it is.

That's it for a Mundane Monday..

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Baseball GM's vote to use instant replay.


Holy shit batman! I never thought I would see the day..well, its here. CBS Sportsline has the story:

General managers recommended for the first time Tuesday that instant replay be used to help umpires make difficult decisions.

The proposal, approved by a 25-5 vote, was limited to boundary calls -- whether potential home runs are fair or foul, whether balls go over fences or hit the tops and bounce back, and whether fans interfere with possible homers.

"We've taken the first step. The question will be now, what do we do?" said Jimmie Lee Solomon, executive vice president for baseball operations in the commissioner's office. "We have glacier-like movement in baseball, so I'm hopeful that we can at least start meaningful discussions about it. I think that this will be something we'll have to go very deliberately on."

Solomon said the next step will be to speak with commissioner Bud Selig, who opposes the use of replays but said last month he was willing to let GMs examine the issue. If Selig gives the go-ahead, Solomon and staff in the commissioner's office would draft a detailed replay proposal that GMs could vote on when they gather next month at the winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn.

"All anybody is interested in is getting it right," Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams said. "It will be a lot easier and less time to get that right than some of these arguments that ensue when a call is disputed."

Replay eventually would have to be approved by the unions for players and umpires, and possibly in a vote by owners.

"It's very important that we do get Bud's agreement on this," Solomon said. "He seemed to be softer, at least, on the consideration of the subject lately. I would not consider him an advocate of instant replay. He will have to be convinced."

Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, said it would be an "aggressive time frame" to have replay in place next year.

"There's a lot that's going to have to be studied with regard to the technology, with regard to when you would use it, with regard to how it could get implemented," he said. "I don't think it's likely, frankly, that all of that could be accomplished over the course of the next several months."

He suggested that it could be tested during spring training or next year's Arizona Fall League. He also didn't see a wider use of replay than what GMs recommended.

"I don't think there is a significant impetus toward destroying what has been 150 years of the human aspects of baseball," he said.

Television replays can be used for many calls in the NFL. In the NBA, they are often used to determine whether players get shots off before time expires. In the NHL, replays are applied to check whether pucks cross goal lines. In grand slam tennis, replays can be used to ascertain whether balls are in or out.

Solomon likened this to the NHL model. He said the GMs' technology committee felt that the best method would be to have all video fed to a central location to be judged.

"A phone call would go to that person, and that person would have all the available angles that the network feed provided, and then make that call," he said. "We would have limits on it and there would be some type of penalties if a person tried to, if a team tried to go beyond those limits."

Solomon said if replay couldn't be put it place for the start of next season, it was possible it could make its debut in the postseason.

Solomon also said that to speed up games, baseball was considering limiting when a hitter could step out of the batter's box between pitches, restricting the number of times a player could visit the mound, and limiting the number of players allowed to visit the mound.
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Monday, November 05, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Andy Reid is getting a raw deal..


Come on people, his sons were adults for Christ's sake. If anyone has an adult child..and I do..you know that you can not control anything they do. You also know that if you try to inject your beliefs and reasoning into their lives they tell you to fuck off.

That the NFL would even consider league sanctions for the actions of Reid's adult kids is fucking outrageous. Its fuckwitted in the truest sense of the word.

I am tired of the press inventing issues. I am tired of the bullshit and bravado they spew in order to sell their wares.

Were Reid's kids bastards of the highest order? Oh hell yeah they were. Do they deserve jail time? Probably, its not my call. One of his hellions..Brett I think, pointed a gun at someone. Did that fuckwit know what that means, to point a gun at someone? Probably not.

Surely his kids were spoiled brats..I give them that..but no one made those guys do what they did to get the sentences they got. No one.

So leave Andy alone. He has his own personal demons to deal with..it isn't a sunday walk in the fucking park when your adult "kid" goes off the deep end..and this I know from personal experience. Thing is..I left home at 17..kids now a days suck off the parental tit as long as they can.

Its all a mess, to be sure..but do not hold Andy responsible for the actions of his kids..they knew exactly wtf they were doing, and I am sure if they had gone to Andy and asked for help he would of moved mountains to get them straightened out.

But they didnt'..and now they pay the price.

Leave Reid the hell alone and find someone else to bash Mr. Judge and evidently jury. Get the fuck off your high and mighty perch and deal with the issues that today's children face..and the parents that love them try their best to deal with.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007 | By: Dusty Taylor

Barroid Bonds throws a hissy fit.


Keith Olbermann has an interesting piece on his nightly news show this evening. Barroid is highly pissed about his homerun ball being marked with an asterisk.

He has now stated that 'when' he is inducted into the HOF, he will most likely not attend the ceremony if the Hall puts 'that ball' on display.

Oh fuck you dude..you and your shrunken testes. From the writeup linked above:

Barry Bonds said in an interview to be aired on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that he will boycott baseball's Hall of Fame if it decides to display his record-breaking home run ball with an asterisk.

The free-agent slugger told Jim Gray: "I don't think you can put an asterisk in the game of baseball and I don't think that the Hall of Fame can accept an asterisk in their Hall of Fame. You can't, you cannot give people the freedom, the right to alter history, you can't do it. There's no such thing as an asterisk in baseball."


Well Barroid, I got one thing to say; HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..fuck you jackass, long and hard and with a double-edged sword. I love the irony here..and there is still the possibility that Barroid won't be inducted into the HOF anyway..so he just might be jumping the gun here.

amazing...


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