Wednesday, December 23, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

The Deadzone.

This is the time o' year when sports gets a little lean for me. Football is still on, but the most we get is twice a week. Roundball is on as well but you can not find a daily game on any of the channels.

I hate this time o' year. I fucking despise it.

Oh, and I sucked all year fantasy-wise. None of my teams made it to the playoffs..none, zilch, zip, nada.

I just want the new year to start..now!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

NLCS starts tomorrow-Go Dodgers!

I am rooting for the Dodgers..yes, it's true. Why?

I want a SoCal freeway series, thats why. If the Angels can knock off the Yank$ and the Dodgers can sink the Phillies..I will get it.

As my baseball season comes to a close..I am sad as the winter doesn't offer much in the way of sports after the Super Bowl.

Yes, I know...basketball and hockey will be alive and kicking. But they just don't ring my bell like a good baseball game.
Thursday, August 13, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

It's Here! NFL season starts this weekend.


The preseason starts this Sunday with the Hall of Fame game. Buffalo vs Tennesee. Anyone remember that highschool play that Tenn pulled to sink Buffalo in the playoffs? The Music City Miracle...


Tt's also T.O's first game on the boob tube.

Jeez, I can't wait to see T.O. act the ass..really, I can't. Will I draft him? Dunno yet, but it's unlikely.

Now that I have forced the Ball n' Chain™ to get DirecTV, I will not miss one friggin game, as I now get the NFL Network. This makes me happy.

Chargers still haven't signed their first round pick..

Ah yes..football..a sport that has the shortest god damn season of any American sport.
Thursday, July 09, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

Feds rescue over 400 fighting dogs in one day.


It’s the biggest dogfighting raid in the history of law enforcement. It took place over seven states and netted 26 people that will hopefully one day rot in hell for what they have done. From the San Francisco Examiner:

State and federal agents staged raids in several states, charging individuals in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas following a more-than-year-long investigation originally tipped off by the Humane Society of Missouri.

In Missouri, prosecutors said members of a multistate ring routinely denied the dogs medical treatment and “destroyed” injured dogs who were no longer able to fight by shooting them “in the head, throwing them into the river or burning them in a barrel.”

Although the arrests stem from the same investigation, the rings were not “one concentrated, organized conspiracy.” United States attorneys in four districts will try the cases separately.

Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri called the raid the “largest coordinated rescue in U.S. history.” “This heinous, heinous bloodsport is not going to be tolerated,” she told the New York Daily News.

The Humane Society of Missouri is sheltering more than 300 dogs - believed to be mostly pit bull terriers - seized in Missouri and Illinois raids. The dogs will be housed, cared for and evaluated at an undisclosed emergency shelter in St. Louis.

I just can not wrap my mind around humans that do this. I just can not. They would kill the losing dogs by shooting them and burning the bodies.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

Slamming Sammy being investigated..


By the folks he lied to in 2005..Congress. From AP:
A congressional committee will look into former baseball slugger Sammy Sosa’s(notes) denial that he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs in light of a report that he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003.

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Democratic Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York, says that the committee takes seriously suggestions that a witness had been misleading.

Towns said in a statement Wednesday that he will determine the appropriate steps following a review of the matter.

In 2005, Sosa told Congress that he had never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Sosa tested positive two years before his appearance at a House hearing.

There goes the Hall of Fame Sammy..say goodbye!
Monday, June 01, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

When Politics and Sports mix..


The Coleman v Franken election case is now in the hands of the MN Supreme Court. One of the associate justices is none other than Alan Page.

Mr. Page is in the NFL Hall of Fame. He played as a MN Viking and a Chicago Bear. He will help decide whether Coleman gets his wish in counting absentee votes or if Franken is the winner hands down.

I was watching the MN Supreme Court hearing this morning online and when they showed Justice Page and put up his name in the video..I knew that I knew that guy from somewhere...

Just a tidbit of info you should know..or not! ;)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

Lakers lose...again.


It's been interesting in that the Lakers and Nuggets keep switching back and forth. No one team has won two in a row yet during the Western Conf finals.

As for the Cav's...dunno 'bout them guys..They can't expect Lebron to win all the games for them.

So, are the Cav's that bad or is Orlando that good? We find out tonight.
Friday, May 22, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

Long live the King! Lebron saves the game.


Lebron James showed why he is The King tonight. His only 3-pointer that went in was at the final buzzer.

Cav's actually didn't lead in any category for most of the game. Cleveland scored more points in the first quarter and never led in that category for the rest of the game.

Orlando is a better 'team' as far as spreading the points around. Cav's depend on Lebron. Both games were decided by a point..that's freaking it..

You can't win a series if only one guy is the go-to guy in fucking roundball. It's a team sport for a fucking reason.

Orlando got more points out of their bench than Cleveland even dreamed of. 26 vs 14 for the Cav's. Boxscore here.

It isn't going to be a slam dunk for the Cav's. I think this might go seven..but I could be wrong. ;)

But remember this..only two players have scored more points in the first two games of the division championship than Lebron's 84..Jerry West and Rick Barry. And it was a helluva long time ago. Tonite he had 35 points. (I think..long evening folks)

Lakers lose..


Warms the cockles of my lil' black heart don't cha know? ;)

Tonight is game two of the Eastern Conference finals..YAY! Hopefully the Cav's will be consistent the whole game, not just one half.

Padres have actually won more than two games in a row. Praise Jeebus!

Jack Peavy told the Pads to fuck off on the trade to the ChiSox. heh..
Saturday, May 16, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

Today's interesting sports happenings..


Holy fuckamoly..what was Lackey thinking when his first pitch blew past the batter's back and the second pitch hit the batter? The ump thinks he knows..

The umpire tossed his ass after the second pitch.

On the horseracing front..the filly Rachel Alexandra beats all the boys by a length. Last filly to beat the boys in the Preakness was in...wait for it..1924.

Her jockey was none other than Calvin Borel, which is a trip unto itself as he won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago riding Mine that Bird, who btw came in second today after coming from last place. Calvin is the first jockey to ever do that. So he could win the triple crown..but there will not be a horse that can do it this year..strange eh?

Tomorrow is D-day for four basketball teams- Houston/Lakers and Orlando/Boston. I am rooting for Boston and against the Lakers tomorrow.

My hope is the Cav's will be the reining champs of the NBA. Long live King James!
Saturday, May 09, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

Good bye Chuck Daly.


It is sad to know 'Daddy Rich' is gone from this world. His Pistons beat the shit out of the Lakers in the '89 playoffs. He coached some of the greatest players in the game.

Whatever team he coached, they always made the playoffs. First American team to win Olympic gold was coached by Daddy Rich.

He dressed for success but was down to earth.
Say hello to Red Auerbach Chuck, I feel quite sure you will see him soon.
Thursday, May 07, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

Y tu Manny*?


I have raged a lot about cheating, aka roid use and the idiots that try to go down that road.

But Manny, he just took a hormone that is usually prescribed to women. Keith Olbermann, former ESPN talking head and now a political talking head has a great piece on Manny Ramirez today. The video isn't available yet..when it is..I will put it up here.

As for Manny and his use of cheating materials..here is AP's take:

Whats wrong with this picture? He fucking lied for Christ's sake. Yes, he passed 15 drug tests..so fucking what?

We all remember the one you failed..and so will the sports writers that elect you fuckwits into the Hall of Fame. SI's article, which I will filch part of below:
Mannywood was rocked Thursday when the All-Star outfielder was suspended for 50 games for using a banned drug.

"Do I still think we can win without him? I think he makes us a better team when he's with us, but without him we still have a good team and we're still capable of winning us some ballgames,'' Martin said before Thursday night's game against Washington.

"He's one of the best hitters of all time, so it's definitely going to be tough. But what can you do? You've just got to move on and keep plugging away. You have to take it either as a challenge, and that's what we're going to do,'' he said.

Even before the first pitch of the game, Ramirez's penalty had a noticeable effect. The Manny-style dreadlock hats that had been on sale at the concession stands at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night had been pulled off at least one shelf. Other Manny-related memorabilia was missing, too.

The Dodgers said there may have been a misunderstanding with the Ramirez merchandise, but that it still was for sale.

Los Angeles manager Joe Torre said he called Ramirez and that the 36-year-old star called him back.

"He feels very badly. Right now he's trying to gather his thoughts,'' Torre said.

He feels badly? I bet he feels real bad about losing a third of his $25 mil salary..

What do you think? The asterisk..*..it will follow you all the days of your career dude..bet on it you fucking douchebag.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

Long live The King!!!!


King James was absolutely awesome last night. This kid is only 24, but he is a veteran of round ball as anyone that follows Basketball knows.

34 points he scored. I think he showed us why he is the leagues MVP this year. From the Guardian link:
Leading 49-44 at halftime, Cleveland turned up the pressure, outscoring the Hawks 50-28. The visitors scored 11 points in the fourth quarter.
Mo Williams added 21 points and Delonte West had 13 for the Cavaliers, who host Game Two on Thursday.

Josh Smith had 22 points for Atlanta and Mike Bibby contributed 19.
"We competed for a half, but that wasn't good enough," said Hawks coach Mike Woodson.

Cleveland had not played since April 26 after sweeping the Detroit Pistons 4-0 in the opening round of the playoffs.
Atlanta was taken to a deciding Game Seven by the Miami Heat before winning the series 4-3 on Sunday.
I do love watching the playoffs which are also known as the second season..they last forevah! Lebron James gets better every year. His maturity surpasses many of the players that are a decade older than he is.

Now, being a Celtics fan..its gonna be interesting for me this year. No KG, but the Celt's did win their series.
Saturday, May 02, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

A Saturday Sports Extravaganza!

A 50-1 longshot won the Kentucky Derby. Ain't that a trip? And he kicked their asses royally, winning by over 6 freaking lengths, coming from outta nowhere. It was a wonder to behold.

Mets and Phillies game really didn't interest me, but it was sports.

Celts on tonight..and win the series without KG. I really didn't think they could do it without the big man.


NASCAR put on a good show as well. Kurt Bush went backwards in the end, which hosed my fantasy team. And I hate his brother Kyle Busch, who was the winner. (Yes, I know they pollute the planet..give me a break, its once a week.)

Pacquiao knocks the shit outta Hatton in second round. Hatton doesn't get up. Game, set and match.

Dodgers playing my Padres. This isn't a good thing lately as the Padre's suck pond scum off the bottom. Fuck they suck.

Bring on King James and the Cav's. Should be worth watching. ;)
Friday, February 20, 2009 | By: Dusty Taylor

Arod gets in deeper-what a surprise!


I kid of course, its NOT a surprise. From MSNBC:
The embattled Yankees slugger reportedly has had a long relationship with a steroid-linked trainer who has been banned from private areas of every major league ballpark, according to the New York Daily News.

Angel Presinal, whose name surfaced in the Mitchell Report, was with Rodriguez in New York and Miami as recently as this past fall, the Daily News reported. Presinal's issues with MLB stemmed from a 2001 incident with an unmarked gym bag full of steroids. Baseball officials have warned players to stay away from him.

The Daily News also reported Presinal accompanied A-Rod for the entire 2007 season, staying in the same hotel as A-Rod, but in a separate room with the "cousin" Rodriguez identified as his steroid source from 2001-03.

The cousin was identified Thursday as Yuri Sucart.

"[Presinal] was around Alex in 2007," according to the Daily News. "Every hotel they went to, he stayed in the same room with Yuri. You would never see Alex with [Presinal]. They would meet in one of their rooms."

This comes on the heels of another report from ESPNDeportes.com that Primobolan, the drug Rodriguez says he and his cousin used between 2001 and 2003, wasn't available for legal purchase. During his Tuesday press conference in which he explained his past drug use, Rodriguez claimed he and his cousin, Sucart, bought "boli" from a pharmacy in the Dominican Republic.

"What Alex Rodriguez stated at the press conference [in Tampa] doesn't make sense," said Dr. Pia Veras, who oversees the regulatory agency. "It is important for us to clarify that such substance has not been registered and is not currently registered for legal sale in Dominican pharmacies -- not now and the same applies for the years 2001 to 2003."
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Kiss that hall of fame nomination good bye Arod...cuz it's gone dude.

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