Red Would Hate Manu

Friday, May 30, 2008



I think Red would ban foreigners from his basketball team if he was coaching now. That video was fantastic.

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It's Time for a Thick Steak

If you look at the Home Run leaderboard you'll see some glaring absences but none wider/larger than the absence of the name Prince. And why is that name missing? It's simple, the absence of a delicious cheeseburger is bring down the big man.

The man blasted 50 homers last year eating what I can imagine only raw cattle thrown over a fire. But this offseason he was tainted, tainted of course by a powerful vagina. One strong enough to turn a 5-11 270 pound man/beast into a sappy vegetable eating fool. And who loses? Brewer fans. Brewer fans have to watch a massive man/beast turn from a hunter powerful enough to rip a deer's head off to a lazy man picking berries in a field.

Prince has a wussy 6 homers thus far this season. Jose Reyes has 7. You could fit 7 Jose Reyes' in Prince. Nate McLouth has 12 dude weighs a buck eighty. Friggin Kevin Millar has 8 home runs. You know how Kevin Millar hits 8 home runs without having any skill at all. He eats fucking beef and chicken and raw deer and washes it down with the urine of elk. That's how. Kevin Millar has no talent he hits homers on straight elk piss.

So Prince, kick that bitch to the curb. Side with steak. It's the right decision.

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Friday Video Blowout

Everyone needs something to keep them occupied on Friday afternoons so the Friday Video Blowout was born. Spend your next few minutes, laughing, crying of laughter, pissing your self, whatever, but mostly wasting your companies time.

Videos In Order Courtesy of AA , Mitchieville, With Leather, Hot Clicks, Fanhouse, With Leather *2, Deadspin, Deadspin *2


I Don't Understand why Yankee Fans like Sterling, he's incompetent and blind.


Use Crazy glue it worked for me and the IFC Trophy.


This never happened at my practices.


That's some prime stiff arm utilization.


Hmm that seems like a dumb idea.


Yes, baby Red Sox fans reject god and support satan.


Wow Avery has sunk a little bit the past week.


Umm, the original is better.

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The Voodoo Curse of Julio Franco

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Everybody in New York keeps on searching for the reason why the New York Mets have not been the same team since midway through the 2007 season. Many blame Jose Reyes lack of production and say he is the driving force of the offense and without him they don't run. Many blame Willy for have an apparent lackadaisical attitude in the clubhouse. Some blame Omar Minaya for putting together an aging club that lacks leadership or a team with a significant cultural divide. I'm here to say they are all wrong, there's one difference between the Dominant Mets of 06 and the first half of 07 and the Struggling Mets since, one single organizational mistake. They released the ageless wonder Julio Franco.

On July 12th last season the Mets finally decided to designate Julio Franco for assignment, that night they went on to win and push their record to 49-39 and sat at the top of the standings. The remainder of the season the Mets only played four games over five hundred and of course collapsed down the stretch.

Record With Julio Franco (06-Jul 07): 146-104
Record Without Julio Franco (Jul 07-Now): 64-61

Another alarming fact is the dip in production of Jose Reyes since the departure of Julio Franco. On July 12th Jose Reyes was hitting .310 with an On Base % of 390 and looked like the potential MVP of the National League. Without Franco around Reyes played so poorly that at the end of the year his average dropped 30 points to .280 and his On Base Percentage dropped 36 points to .354. These numbers from your leadoff hitter and the spark plug of your team is not going to get it done and they have continued into this season.

06 Reyes Stats with Franco: .300 BA .354 OBP .487 SLG .841 OPS
07 Reyes Stats with Franco: .310 BA .390 OBP .452 SLG .842 OPS
07 Reyes Stats w/o Franco: .251 BA .316 OBP .402 SLG .718 OPS
08 Reyes Stats w/o Franco: .279 BA .338 OBP .486 SLG .823 OPS

It's evident that despite no longer being good at baseball Julio Franco had a significant positive impact on the New York Mets or... when he left the New York Mets he used the same voodoo magic he used to keep him in major league baseball for 97 years to curse the Mets. To make young Jose Reyes struggle. To make the Mets collapse. It's the Voodoo Curse of Julio Franco which has brought the Mets down.

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Which Spur Is The Biggest Waste of Oxygen?

They are the Spurs they have been good and very annoying for a long time. Each of their players has certainly gotten on your nerve at some time or another and chances are if given the chance you would want to kick at least one of the in the groin. But which of them is the absolute worst.

1. Manu Ginobili - He's a foreigner so maybe its just natural for him to flop whenever he possibly can but it doesn't make it any less annoying. Additionally, he despite being an NBA player apparently needs to be baby as all you ever hear about is how the Spurs have to hold off on Manu's minutes so he won't get worn down for the playoffs. Additionally, he seems to always be the one who hits the big shots.

2. Tim Duncan - He's one of the best players of all time, he's the reason that the Spurs have 4 NBA titles and he plays the game well fundamentally so what is there not to like. How about the fact that he never shows any kind of personality to anyone in the publics eyes is one of the most boring superstars of all time. Or how about how all he does every single game is whine about any single foul call that does not go his way.

3. Tony Parker - What really is there to like about Tony Parker? He's french which immediately puts him in the negative plus he's married to a tv star so he's always on tv even non sports channels. Additionally, he likes to act like a drama queen on the court every possible moment he can.

4. Bruce Bowen - Is Bowen the worst of the bunch? He just might be. He whines just like the rest of them, but he is by far the dirtiest player of the bunch. He has built a reputation as a solid defensive player by consistently getting away with fouls and with jabbing his opponents. Additionally, he likes to step on better players like Chris Paul or get away with obvious flagrant fouls. Finally, he typically hits big 3s despite not being a good shooter.

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Possibly the Dumbest Idea Ever

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

You're going around your local golf course and after downing the tenth beer in your 18th hole journey you have to take a piss. There's no bathroom in site, oh no what do you do. You head to the closest tree or just off the t-box turn your body away from the crowd and let it fly. Or... You could piss in a fake club in your bag.

That's right the Uroclub now can solve all of your uncomfort issues. Just strap a towel around your waste pull the Uroclub out of your bag, unscrew the top and start pissing in your most useful new club. Then you can dispense of the urine in whatever way you see fit later in the day. It could be in the bathroom, in the woods or simply poured into Grutt's half empty can of beer.

Seriously this has got to be the dumbest invention of all time. If you are uncomfortable pissing on a golf course you should hand in your man card. Plus who the hell wants to have a urine soaked club in their golf bag ever or who wants to wash out your urine soaked club on a daily basis. Seriously the only solid reason for having this club is for sneaky urinary pranks that you could pull based on the fact that nobody would ever suspect a club in your bag holding a bunch of your piss.

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One More Personal Childhood Favorite Retires

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I do not follow the prototypical American choice of favorite athletes. I grew up with random athletes being my favorites and tennis was just one example. Growing up I never really got into Pete Sampras and his boring demeanor or Andre Agassi and his flamboyant style. It was always the odd foreigners that caught my attention from Goran Ivanisevic to Gustavo Kuerten. This weekend marked the last professional tennis match of the latter whom when in his prime was unstoppable on the clay courts in Paris. He was exciting showed constant joy on the court and won with charisma and class. He was my favorite player to watch and much like Chris Webber was saddled with injuries which both limited his potential and cut his career sort.

Kuerten has been mostly irrelevant on the tour since 2002 when he first started his series of injuries but there will always be those three French Open Titles in 97, 00, and 01. As well, as the last flash of Paris brilliance when he dominated Roger Federer in straight sets in 04 marking Roger's lone Grand Slam loss of the year.

Here's to you Guga for a successful but mostly fun career.

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Reiterating the Point, Europeans Are Harsher on Their Managers Than Americans

In early September I rambled on about how ridiculous it was for Chelsea to can the self proclaimed Special One Jose Mourinho. His squad struggled in the opening months of the season but he had achieved so much in so little time that it made no sense for him to be the sacrificial lamb. One full season later and its his replacement who has become the unjustified slaughter victim.

Avram Grant replaced Mourinho only weeks into the Premiership season and inherited a wealth of talented players brought on by the throw away cash of Roman Abromovich's billions. He additionally inherited players with undieing loyalty to Mourinho who had dug themselves a hole in both the Premiership and the Champions League. Throughout a season of ridicule by the British media and fans alike Grant percervered and brought Chelsea back to contention for three of a possible 4 trophies. The Blues lost in the Finals to London rival Tottenham in the League Cup, the least prestigious of the possible football trophies on a tiebreaker header in Extra Time. The Blues then fought back to a virtual draw with Manchester United going into the final weekend of the Premiership only to see Man U hoist the first of their 07/08 trophies.

And finally there was last weeks heart breaking loss to Manchester United courtesy of his Captain being unable to pummel home the clinching penalty kick and his overpaid french sub striker telegraphing the losing kick. One kick away from being the manager of the trophy winning best club in Europe. One singular kick away from the biggest prize in club soccer.

Grant had three chances this season his first with the club to walk away with a Trophy and wound up 24 Dresses away from Katherine Heigl's Bridesmaid Dress collection. And if you have a Maffia-esque billionaire Russian Oil Tycoon as an owner than 3 Bridesmaid dresses is enough to bring out the Donald Trump and give the ole, YOU'RE FIRED.

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Sid the Kid's Ideal vs. Reality

This is what Sidney Crosby Wishes His Beard Looked Like...

This is what Sidney Crosby's Beard Really Looks Like...

20 Year Olds should not attempt to grow a playoff beard if it's going to end up being a dirty sanchez stache and a patchy neck beard. Be damned with tradition Sidney, you look like a fool.

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Friday Video Blowout

Friday, May 23, 2008

Everyone needs something to keep them occupied on Friday afternoons so the Friday Video Blowout was born. Spend your next few minutes, laughing, crying of laughter, pissing your self, whatever, but mostly wasting your companies time.

Videos In Order Courtesy of Foul Balls, The Big Lead, Fanhouse, The Offside, Puck Daddy, MHTC, World of Isaac, people, The Sporting Blog


Umm... So Who Wins?


Look at the scoreboard dumb asses we're up 5 nothin.


This guy has a lot of time on his hands.


Who knew Germans could make AIDs funny?


God Japanese people are insane.


Man get your poison working you loser.


Yay another manager that loves words that start with F.


I would have applauded the umpire for punching Giambi out.


Ahmad should have played better D.

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How The Hell Can You Stretch Someone Out in the Bullpen

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Yankees have made it official they are transitioning Joba Chamberlain into the rotation for the latter portion of the season. So the question is, how the hell do you the Yankees plan on stretching him out and getting him ready for his first start? And who the hell pitches the 8th inning?

And you know what the biggest problem is, the 8th inning issue starts now. If the Yankees are going to stretch him out they need to utilize a plan. He must pitch a certain amount of innings every 5 days. This means that there will be no more Joba in the 8th inning alone. That would back track his progression towards the rotation. Essentially he could come into the game in the 7th or 6th or 5th and pitch in the 8th, but he won't be coming out of bullpen rushing the field in the 8th anymore.

Onto the next question, how the hell do you stretch out a pitcher in the bullpen. Say its Joba's day to pitch 3 innings, the plan says he has to go into the game. Well what if the Yankees are down 10-0, wouldn't that be a complete waste? Would they still bring him in? What if Ian Kennedy is throwing a no hitter through 5 innings. Are you taking him out? What if Kennedy simply has a shutout through 6 innings, and you still take him out. Are you going to have Joba pitch the 7th, 8th and 9th and leave Mariano rotting in the pen? It doesn't make logical sense for improving your team.

Basically the only way I can see the Yankees stretching him out is either A) Send him to the minors (this is a miserable idea) or B) Just start him and have him pitch the alloted innings than after his allotted innings just bring in the corresponding long reliever. Will it put your team in some odd spots? Sure. If Kennedy or Igawa or whatever long reliever was any good they would be in the rotation. But at the very least this guarantees that every inning that Chamberlain pitches is a relevant one. The game will always start at 0-0, this never changes. Additionally, we know that this would allow the Yankees to create whatever schedule they want to stretch him out and without ever contemplating whether or not to bring him in. Finally this makes sure all of his innings are pitched in the majors and not wasted in the minors.

But hey, what the hell do I know. Let's let genius baseball mind Hank Steinbrenner make all of the decisions.

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I Have Started 10 Games, I am Undefeated, Who Am I?

In Major League Baseball there are currently 55 starting pitchers who have started at least 10 games. 53 of whom have started 10 and 2 (Lester & Blanton) have started 11. Amongst these 55 starters there is one single pitcher who has yet to suffer a loss. It isn't Brandon Webb who was 9-0 but lost his last game to fall to 9-1. It isn't Edinson Volquez with his 1.33 ERA. It isn't the unbelievable Cliff Lee who has lost a singular game. It isn't 7-0 Dice-K Matzusazaka who despite pitching a week before everybody in Japan has only started 9 games.

No, the only undefeated started with double digits starts is.....


SHAWN CHACON. 1 and 0 Shawn friggin Chacon.

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11 Fantasy Busts From the ADP 100

In every fantasy draft there are people that highly outperform their expectations and those that highly underperform their expectations. The worst case of under performing occurs when you waste a high draft pick on the player. Here is a list of 11 busts with the ESPN Average Draft Position (ADP) Top 100, meaning that chances are you used one of your first 10 picks on one of these guys if you have them rotting the bench.

Hitter (ADP) - AVG, R, HR, RBI, SB
Pitcher (ADP) - W-L SV K ERA WHIP

Prince Fielder (15) - .259 20 6 24 0

Him going vegan helped me steer away from the 250 pound beast. But obviously given his position as the 15th highest player drafted it didn't scare off enough. You knew he wasn't going to provide speed and you couldn't bank on a high average but its the mediocre power numbers that are killing all of his fantasy owners.

Mark Teixeira (23) - .264 25 5 23 0

Typically a slow starter I don't know if fantasy owners have too much to worry about with Teixeira. But I guess when you draft someone within the first three rounds you would hope not to have 2 months with less production than Mike Jacobs.

Victor Martinez (32) - .306 9 0 15 0

If you look at just average than Victor Martinez wouldn't seem like a bust. .306 is a nice number for any player. But look at the surrounding stats. 9 Runs, 15 RBI, and zero count it zero homers. He's supposed to be far and away the best catcher in baseball. Yadier Molina has better overall numbers than Victor Martinez and he might have gone undrafted in many leagues.

CC Sabathia (33) - 3-6 0 65 5.14 1.48

He's beginning to turn his season around after a brutal start, but a 1.48 WHIP? That is miserable, plus only the 3 wins despite pitching well over his last handful of starts makes you worry about whether or not he's going to hit 15 that you thought was automatic at the start of the year.

Eric Byrnes (35) - .218 24 4 17 4

If you drafted Eric Byrnes as the 35th player I would have thought you were smoking something funny. But apparently people valued him this high and what they are getting is mediocre overall numbers with a pitiful average. To me its not that surprising.

Troy Tulowitzki (42) - .152 10 1 11 1

Arguably the biggest killer to fantasy teams this year. Tulowitzki was supposed to be a breakout candidate after his terrific end to the season. Instead he gave his teams zero production and a 6 week trip to the DL. At least if you had him and picked up Clint Barmes you're getting production.

Travis Hafner (43) - .221 17 4 20 1

Travis Hafner does have one more steal than you could expect. But that is the only thing good you can say about him.

Robinson Cano (51) - .200 12 4 12 1

He rose his average to .200 finally. That's a good thing. Cano has less RBI than Asdrubal Cabrera who has no power whatsoever and is hitting .175. That's how bad Cano has been this season.

Justin Verlander (56) - 2-7 0 40 5.61 1.41

He finally picked up a win in his last start but everything about Verlander has been much worse than expected. He has 7 losses a miserable WHIP and ERA and he only has 40 Ks in two months.

Roy Oswalt (63) - 4-4 0 49 5.43 1.43

Oswalt is similar to Verlander with slightly better numbers but with much more injury risk.

Gary Sheffield (88) - .180 12 2 8 3

It's late May, Josh Hamilton has over 50 RBI, Gary Sheffield doesn't even have double digits. How pathetic is that?

Brad Hawpe (97) - .231 16 3 17 0

Hawpe is also typically better in the second half of the season, so I would actually go out and try to convince his owners to part way with a player who has been so terrible the opening two months.

Numbers as of Wednesday Afternoon

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MLB Clearance Items Trivia

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

How much do you have to pay for garbage on MLB.com from players no longer with that team? Test you're ability to name that price.

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Someone Show Me My Paycheck Stat

A Journey into the Mind of Mike D'Antoni

...And that means the Chicago Bulls will have the #1 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.

"Aww fuck are you god damn kidding me? The Bulls got the god damn #1 pick? That's not fair, why the hell didn't they tell me the NBA was rigging the lottery for them? I gotta deal with Stephon Marbury and trying to get fat ass Eddy Curry in shape and the fucking Bulls have the #1 pick in the god damn draft? Why? Why does the god damn NBA hate me?

Ok ok Mike calm down. It's ok, Beasley and Rose aren't that good. We're just in it for getting under the cap and luring Lebron to New York anyway, who cares about the #1 pick. Fuck who am I kidding this shit blows.

Ok ok, mental imagery time. Think about your first check. 6 million 6 million 6 million 6 million dollars each year. Ok ok, I think I'm better.

Man I want to kick that Bulls guy in the fucking groin.

I need something to drink."

End of the Journey into the Mind of Mike D'Antoni

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Is Nothing to Take Seriously

Nintendo recently released the Wii Fit, which of course is designed to give you a way to have an at home workout and a general fun experience. Along the way to making yourself fit it tracks many things including your progress, what you've accomplished and your Body Mass Index. Telling someone their Body Mass Index isn't always a good idea, especially when you tell a 10 year old that she is obese. Typically, 10 year olds who are a bit hefty have to deal with classroom ridicule, automating that ridicule is something they just don't need.

The funny part about all of this is how irrelevant and how dated BMI measurements are. I personally am 5 foot 8 (stupid mother gave me the short gene) and somewhere between 165 and 170 pounds. I go to the gym 4 or 5 times a week, play softball / bball / flag football something year round. I consider myself to be in good shape. Other than my alcohol intake and the occasional shitty dining on the weekend I eat healthy as well. Yet when you plug in my BMI, I am considered overweight.

So lets take a look at some athletes to see how they stack up and just how poorly their bodies are.

Lisa Leslie: 6'5, 170: 20.2 Normal
Tayshaun Prince: 6'9, 215: 23.0 Normal
Diana Taurasi: 6'0, 172: 23.3 Normal
Roger Federer: 6'1 177: 23.3 Normal
Tiger Woods: 6'1, 185: 24.4 Normal (I have a difficult time believing either of Tiger or Federer's listed weight)
Michael Jordan: 6'6 216: 25.0 Overweight
Kevin Garnett: 6'11, 253: 25.8 Overweight
Lebron James: 6'8, 240: 26.4 Overweight
Tom Brady: 6'4 225: 27.4 Overweight
David Eckstein: 5'7 177: 27.7 Overweight (That 177 might be a lie)
David Ortiz: 6'4, 230: 28.0 Overweight (That 230 might be a lie)
Alex Rodriguez: 6'3 225: 28.1 Overweight
John Daly: 5'11 220: 30.7 Obese (220 in his dreams)
Shaq: 7'1 325: 31.6 Obese
Glenn Dorsey: 6'3 303: 38.9 Obese

Ok, maybe John Daly is obese, but Lebron, Jordan, KG and Arod are all overweight? That's a pretty laughable measurement system right there.

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Bicycle Kicks Make People Happy

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


This kick got Fiorentina a spot in the 08/09 Champions League ahead of perennial power AC Milan as it lifted them from a 5th place to a 4th place finish in Serie A.

For a clearer view of the kick watch minute 2 of the following video.


Courtesy of the Offside

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A Story That Makes Babe Ruth Even Cooler

Here's a little known fact that you may not be aware of, Babe Ruth technically combined to throw a no hitter in 1917 against Boston. And I use the word technically very liberally.

The rest include a pair of no-hitters each by Cy Young and Leonard, but none is as legendary as the no-hitter tossed by Ernie Shore in 1917. Shore, who shared the rotation and was traded to the Yankees with Babe Ruth, cleaned up for Ruth on one summer day in 1917.

Ruth was tossed from a game against the Washington Senators after walking the leadoff hitter, Ray Morgan, and punching the umpire, Brick Owens, squarely in the jaw. In came Shore from the bullpen, and out went Morgan on Shore's second pitch. He was caught stealing.

Shore retired the next 26 batters in order, an accomplishment that was called a perfect game until the 1991 rule changes deemed it a "combined no-hitter."

"In a perfect game," the rules state, "no batter reaches any base during the course of the game" -- a stipulation that counted Morgan's appearance on first, and Ruth's appearance on the mound, against Shore's effort.
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After a single batter Babe Ruth was so pissed off at the umpire that he popped him square in the jaw. That is completely awesome. Why does this not ever happen in our society today? Have we lost all ability for humorous overblown temper tantrums?

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Technology Is Cool Except When It Doesn't Work

Monday, May 19, 2008


Over the past week or so some of you may have noticed that I've been including lots of quizes on the site. I like testing my knowledge on sports so I in turn liked making the quizes. So I've made a bunch over the past week and have them typically posted at 11:11. Well, good ole technology has seemingly kicked me in the groin and wasted hours of my time as now it appears as if the site has blew up all of the questions of all of my quizes. Massive Kick in the Nuts...

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You Can't Win Too Many Baseball Games With a Miserable Lineup

Let us peel the names from a given lineup for which winning is expected.

1. .250 Batting Average with a .333 On Base %, 5 SBs & 2 CS

2. .280 Batting Average with 2 SB & 3 CS and 18 Runs in 43 games

3. 2 Home Runs & 21 RBI in 38 games

4. .304 with 20 RBI in 41 games

5. .191 with a .357 OBP over 36 games

6. .204 with a .256 OBP and 12 RBI & 12 Runs in 43 games

7. .255 with a .317 OBP and 6 Home Runs in 42 games

8. .237 with 1 RBI and 4 Runs scored in 17 games

9. .207 with 3 RBI and 7 Runs in 27 games

That of course is the current Yankees lineup, the current Yankees A lineup with no substitutes in other than a possible flip flop at 3B of Betemit (.267) or Ensberg (.214) rather than Alberto Gonzalez (.237). You just aren't going to win many baseball games when you put together a lineup with no power, limited speed, and a lineup hole 5 spots long. And that isn't even including Damon who's hitting .250. Thus after you get passed the Abreu, Jeter & Matsui trio the rest of the lineup is itting .255 or below. That isn't going to get it done.

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Chalk Up One More Midseason Deal As a Bust

Because me being right so rarely seems to happen recently, I would like to harp on correct analysis from a couple of months ago. After the Cavs made their big 4 person trade I said that everybody was completely overrating Ben Wallace and that if anything the only improvements the Cavs got in that trade were Joe Smith and Delonte West. I said that Ben Wallace was not a very good basketball player and would do little to improve the Cavs, and I was completely right.

In 7 games against the Celtics Ben Wallace never cracked double digits in anything. In 7 games he only had two 9 rebound games and only totaled 41 rebounds in the 7 games. He additionally never scored 10 or more points in a game. He scored 9 once and only scored 22 points the entire series. In game 7 he scored 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in nearly 30 minutes on the court. These are pitiful numbers. Does anybody honestly think Drew Gooden would have done worse? In the 2007 Finals in which the Cavs were swept Gooden had double digit points in all 4 games and double digit rebounds in 2 of the 4 games. He's a better basketball player than Ben Wallace.

The next highly spoke of player in the deal was Wally Szczerbiak, he scored in double figures in 5 of the 7 games and played some solid defense against Ray Allen. But what did he do in the most crucial game of the season? He laid a massive goose egg. Zero points, nada, nothing. 0-3 with 1 rebound and 2 turnovers. He played tremendous.

And the next player Joe Smith? He didn't do much in the series either. He had one game of double figures, game 3 when he scored 17 points in a Cavs blowout. He never grabbed more than a six rebounds in a game and never had more than a single assist in a game. In game 7 Smith had 6 points and 6 rebounds, not exactly game altering numbers.

The only player who had real impact on this series from the trade was the biggest after thought in the media Delonte West. West put together two 20+ point games and played over 40 minutes in each of the last three games. In the final game he had 15 points and 5 assists, both numbers were better than all the combined totals of Smith, Wally and Ben.

The biggest problem with this trade is that is was really a win now trade. Ben Wallace is not going to get any better. He will never be good on offense and his defense and rebounding are on the decline and he's signed for two more years at 14+ million dollars per. Wally only has the 08-09 season on the books but that is for 13 million dollars. Thus, the Cavs have absolutely no flexibility once again when it comes to roster maneuverability, meaning for two more seasons the Cavs roster will be the piano on Lebron's back weighing him down.

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The Yankees Are in the Basement

Friday, May 16, 2008

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It Is No Longer More Efficient Not to Have Legs

If the world determined social class strictly on common sense than the International Association of Athletics Federations(IAAF) has taken a leap from the homeless to a lower income household in the past few days. See at one point in time they decided that somehow someway it was a benefit for a runner to be without legs. They deemed that the U shaped Carbon Fiber blades worn by amputee runners were more efficient than actual legs and thus they ruled any amputee wanting to compete against full bodied individuals with these legs as ineligible. Apparently, they wanted them to run with a wooden peg, or stitch on an actual human leg in order to compete.

Well, the IAAF based on the case of Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee runner from South Africa decided to take a new vote on whether or not they should allow him to qualify and compete in the Beijing Olympics. And shockingly enough the people on this committee showed some common sense and will allow a man who has obvious gone through a lot without the use of legs to live his dream, if he can make the team.

So, just to wrap up I am glad the IAAF has been intelligent enough to rule that it actually isn't a benefit to be without legs, even if these obvious conclusion took them years to come to.

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Justine Henin Retirement Trivia

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Friday Video Blowout

Everyone needs something to keep them occupied on Friday afternoons so the Friday Video Blowout was born. Spend your next few minutes, laughing, crying of laughter, pissing your self, whatever, but mostly wasting your companies time.

Videos In Order Courtesy of Tmags, Hot Clicks, Out In Center Field, The Offside, With Leather, Walk Off Walk, 101 Great Goals, Big League Stew, Playing For Peanuts, Grand National Champs


Fake Scalabrine raps are lame.


Whatever, I know I'm a dork.


Hopefully Okajima blows his entire salary at the craps table.


He was never good at that think fast game.


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Good Night Scrotum.


Hey Jason you have a song so start hitting the god damn ball for my fantasy team.


Soccer Matches are Safe & Fun for the Family.


I guess it comes as no surprise that Millar led this garbage.


I would have expected Backman to drop the F bomb atleast 5 more times.


And this is why Youtube isn't always a good thing.

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Which School Did I Go To Trivia: MLB Short Stops

Thursday, May 15, 2008



Catalog of All SimonOnSports Trivia

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Enough With Homo & Simpson and Spygate

It's for these stories to die it's time for me to not turn on my television or radio station and listen to people chronicling every minute detail of Homo & Simpson's relationship or of Matt Walsh and spygate. These stories are no longer in need of 24/7 coverage, they're in need of fading into the background only to be brought up in the case of some ridiculous new revelation.

For instance these stories would be acceptable news for the Homo & Simpson relationship. Certainly not a potential breakup, they've done that about 7 times already, rather it would be acceptable news and entertaining news if there was a Homo interview in which he disclosed that Jessica Simpson only allows anal sex because she doesn't want to loosen her other parts. Now that would be newsworthy, that would be entertaining. Not, hey look at Tony and Jessica on a date. Wow they're in public and not living in a Bubble, who gives a crap.

These stories would be acceptable for Spygate. Bill Belichick caught setting up voyeur cameras in the Road Locker room which he uses to give insult jokes for players on his staff. For instance, a potential conversation he could have with Richard Seymour.

"Hey Richard, I checked out the Jets locker room tape and not only does D'Brickashaw Ferguson have an incredibly small penis for a 6 foot 4 African American, but it looked like he intentionally dropped the soap in the shower multiple times looking for his fellow lineman to take advantage of him prison scene style. He almost looked disappointed and depressed when he left the shower."

Now breaking that story would be entertaining and newsworthy. Not rehashing over and over again that the Patriots taped teams signals. No kidding, we've known this for almost a full year.

So please media, can we just let these stories die until we actually get something that is at the very least relatively interesting.

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Which School Did I Go To Trivia: MLB 1st Baseman

Wednesday, May 14, 2008



Catalog of All SimonOnSports Trivia

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Which School Did I Go To Trivia: MLB 2nd Baseman

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Come Forward Fantasy Angel


Your fantasy teams pitching bringing you down? Are you ranked last in ERA and second to last in wins with a miserable K rate. Do you have CC Fatassia letting you down or Brett Myers getting rocked every other start? Did you draft Rich Hill for his 180+ Ks and High 3 ERA only to see him get sent to the minors after a start that last 2/3 of an inning? Did you pick up Andrew Miller only to drop him before he started pitching like a top Prospect?

Did you draft an injured all star to come save the day? Will John Lackey be your fantasy Angel? He certainly better be mine.

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Forget the Mirror Look At Your Served Papers

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hey Nelson, you might want to check the paperwork faxed to you or check that voice mail the Mets just left you. You are no longer a Met. They designated you for assignment. Whoops.

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AL All Cheap All Star Team

The All Star Team Voting is currently up and running, but what if you were to create and All Cheap All Star Team for each league. Meaning keep the 25 man roster at the Marlins payroll ($21,811,500) or under but you must use at least one person per team. All salaries taken from Cot's Contracts.

Lineup (7.40493 million)

C:Mike Napoli, .425 million, LAA Angels: Unlike the National League, the American League lacks very good young underpaid catchers. Napoli was chosen as start over Kurt Suzuki cause he at least has power.

1B:Kevin Youkilis, 3 million, Boston Red Sox: Youk is leading the AL in OPS and thus gets on the list despite the 3 million dollar salary which makes him the highest paid AL Cheap All Star.

2B:Ian Kinsler, .5 million, Texas Rangers: Kinsler has stepped right back into the groove this season after his breakout campaign in 2007.

3B:Alex Gordon, .406 million, Kansas City Royals: Formerly the #1 prospect in baseball is quietly putting together a solid season.

SS:Erick Aybar, .415 million, LAA Angels: SS is another highly suspect position for youth in the American league as Erick Aybar numbers don't exactly jump off the paper.

OF:Josh Hamilton, $396,830, Texas Rangers: The man has 43 RBIs already. 43.

OF:Carlos Quentin, .4 million, Chicago White Sox: Basically dumped by the Diamondbacks in the off season in favor of Justin Upton, Quentin is showing why he was once talked about as a future all star.

OF: BJ Upton, .4121 million, Tampa Bay Rays: Like his brother is amongst the brightest and most underpaid stars in major league baseball.

DH:Casey Kotchman, 1.45 million, LAA Angels: Kotchman took awhile to start living up to the hype but so far in 2008 he's been amongst the best first baseman in the AL.

Bench (1.702 million)

BN:Kurt Suzuki, .395 million, Oakland A's: You need a backup catcher on baseball teams so Suzuki gets on it cause, well he actually plays unlike other cheap options.

BN:Carlos Gomez, .395 million, Minnesota Twins: The lone Twins rep is here for his blinding speed.

BN:Nick Markakis, .455 million, Baltimore Orioles: Markakis is the one player on the Orioles that they can build a franchise around.

BN:Dustin Pedroia, .457 million, Boston Red Sox: Pedroia is going to hit .300 with about 8 home runs every year for the foreseeable future.

Starting Pitching (4.6875 million)

SP:Zack Greinke, 1.4 million, Kansas City Royals:Now that Greinke has his head screwed on straight all he does is get outs.

SP:Joe Saunders, .425 million, LAA Angels: Was fighting for a rotation spot before the preseason injuries, now he's got 6 wins.

SP:Ervin Santana, .42 million, LAA Angels: Maybe Ervin just needed someone to tell him that he was still in LA everytime he took the ball on the road.

SP:Shaun Marcum, .4025 million, Toronto Blue Jays: Marcum is completely flying under the national radar, but he's been the Blue Jays best pitcher this season.

SP:James Shields, 1 million, Tampa Bay Rays: Had his breakout season last year and is again leading the Rays rotation.

SP:Felix Hernandex, 0.54 million, Seattle Mariners: The King is the Mariners best and basically only good young and underpaid player.

SP:Fausto Caromona, 0.5 million, Cleveland Indians: Got a big contract extension but for the time being is still only making a half a mill.

Relief Pitching (2.54145 million)

RP:Jonathan Papelbon, .775 million, Boston Red Sox: Papelbon gave the Sox a big time home town discount the last time he signed his name to a piece of paper.

RP:Joakim Soria, .4265 million, Kansas City Royals: Soria has yet to give up a run this season, so he's been pretty dominant.

RP:Bobby Jenks, .55 million, Chicago White Sox: You would have figure Jenks would have gotten a big pay raise by now, but nope not yet.

RP:Joba Chamberlain, .39 million, New York Yankees: The only Yankee young hurler to not suck this season.

RP:Aquilino Lopez, .4 million, Detroit Tigers: Nobody on the Tigers is underpaid right now. Even their young studs with low salaries (Granderson, Verlander, Zumaya) have either been injured or stunk or both the entire season. Thus Lopez gets the nod despite being in mid relief as he has 2 wins and a 2.01 ERA.

Total Team Salary = 16.33593 million

NL Roster

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NL All Cheap All Star Team

The All Star Team Voting is currently up and running, but what if you were to create and All Cheap All Star Team for each league. Meaning keep the 25 man roster at the Marlins payroll ($21,811,500) or under but you must use at least one person per team. All salaries taken from Cot's Contracts.

Lineup (5.142 million)

C:Brian McCann, .8 million, Atlanta Braves: Once again raising his average to over .300 while providing solid power numbers.

1B:Adrian Gonzalez, .75 million, San Diego Padres: His contract has an exponential like increase over the next few years, but for this season the smooth hitting first baseman is still making under a million.

2B: Dan Uggla, .417 million, Florida Marlins: Uggla is a streaky power hitter, but during the Marlins latest hot streak he has been crushing the ball.

3B:Edwin Encarnacion, .45 million, Cincinnati Reds: 3B was struggling for low paid players especially given Zimmermans poor play, so Encarnacion was taken over the Kouz. Flip a coin on that one.

SS:Hanley Ramirez, .439 million, Florida Marlins: Got the contract extension but still listed as receiving under a half mill for this season.

OF:Matt Kemp, .406 million, LA Dodgers: Finally the Dodgers have wised up and played Kemp every day in the outfield and his is raking.

OF:Nate McClouth, .425 million, Pittsburgh Pirates : Had to compete for the starting job in spring training, but afterwards had amongst the best opening months in the league.

OF:Ryan Braun, .455 million, Milwaukee Brewers: Last years rookie of the year is starting to heat up once again.

DH:Justin Upton, 1 million, Arizona Diamondbacks: The Youngest player in the starting lineup and the highest paid player as well. Living the dream.

Bench (3.9665 million)

BN:Geovany Soto, .401 million, Chicago Cubs: Could arguably be placed ahead of McCann and onto the starting lineup.

BN:Conor Jackson, .4195 million, Arizona Diamondbacks: Finally starting to live up to all that hype.

BN:Brandon Phillips, 2.75 million, Cincinnati Reds: The roster had a bunch of wiggle room to get under the Marlins cap so Phillips despite his multiple million dollar contract was accepted.

BN:Hunter Pence, .396 million, Houston Astros: The Astros don't have too many underpaid players, so Pence despite his slow start is on the roster.

Starting Pitching (3.0425 million)

SP:Edinson Volquez, .3925 million, Cincinnati Reds: Currently the most dominate pitcher in the majors.

SP:Cole Hamels, .5 million, Philadelphia Phillies: A

SP:John Maine, .45 million, New York Mets: Really the only good Met that doesn't have a massive contract.

SP:Tim Lincecum, .405 million, San Francisco Giants: Tiny Tim is pretty much unhittable.

SP:Adam Wainwright, .5 million, St. Louis Cardinals: Has fully taken over the role of staff ace for the Cardinals.

SP:Jair Jurrjens, .39 million, Atlanta Braves: Traded for Renteria in the off season Triple Js has been arguably the best Braves pitcher this season.

SP:Scott Olson, .405 million, Florida Marlins: Putting the off the field problems behind him and starting to pitch up to his potential.

Relief Pitching (2.9125 million)

RP:Matt Capps, .5 million, Pittsburgh Pirates: Capps has been a dominant closer on a bad team for awhile.

RP:Brian Wilson, .3925 million, San Francisco Giants: Getting double digit saves for the saves for the Giants for the season would have been surprising never mind having that many already.

RP:Jon Rauch, $1.2 million, Washington Nationals: Closers for bad teams are a theme here.

RP:Carlos Marmol, .43 million, Chicago Cubs: Put in the setup up role partly due to the Wood mystique, Marmol has been one of the most dominate relievers in the league thus far.

RP:Taylor Buchholz, .399 million, Colorado Rockies: With most of the young players on the Rockies either injured or already have received their pay raise, Buchholz is their representative as he is amongst the league leaders in holds.

Total Team Salary = 15.0725 million

AL Roster

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Was the Showcase Needed?

If you're currently leading the ACC in Home Runs, RBIs and Batting Average and you play catcher I'd imagine that scouts would pretty much be all over you daily. That because of those skills and the position you play that being drafted high wouldn't be something you would need to worry about.

But I guess there's always something else you can do to improve your draft standing and FSU Coach Mike Martin had just the idea. Why not show a players versatility in the field and play him at every single position during a 7 inning game. And thus Buster Posey was given the opportunity very few people ever have. He played Catcher in the First, First in the Second, Second in the Third, SS in the Third, Third in the Fifth, LF and RF in the 6th and CF and Pitcher in the 9th. And if that wasn't enough he hit a grand slam.

The negative of this of course showing up the other team. The Seminoles were playing Savannah St. and dominated them in a 10-0 defeat. Would FSU and Mike Martin have utilized this idea against a powerhouse opponent? I doubt it, but against a team they knew they would pummel it's ok.

Humorously Martin has done this three times before, the last being with his son Mike Jr. I wonder why he wanted to show that player off to scouts.

Courtesy of ESPN

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Look In the Mirror Nelson

Last night I turned on the Mets game because Lastings Milledge was up with the bases loaded and I was hoping to see Milledge get some revenge on his former club. During the at bat at first you could here a chant coming from some corner of Shea stadium but what was the chant and for who? Then the cameras panned to the Nats dugout and their was none other than Elijah Dukes leading a cheer for his teammate. He lead the team in a repeated Milly [clap clap] Milly [clap clap], the Nats essentially looked like an exuberant Little League team. To my evaporating memory it was the first time I had ever seen a Big League club engage in such a chant, but its the Nationals it isn't very surprising. But to Nelson Figueroa the Mets Pitcher it was both surprising and unacceptable.

"They were cheerleading in the dugout like a bunch of softball girls," the beleaguered Mets right-hander said after getting stomped in a 10-4 loss to the Nationals last night. "If that's what a last-place team needs to do to fire themselves up, so be it. They need to show a little more class and professionalism."

"They won tonight, but in the long run they are still who they are," Figueroa said. "Even for the manager and the coaching staff to let that stuff carry on, it's truly unprofessional." FOXSPORTS


Ok, Nelson let's try to be a bit more bitter after a defeat. First off there's nothing wrong with cheering on your teammates, it's not unprofessional and it certainly isn't classless. And they are who they are? Sure the Nationals stink, we know this they know this. They aren't going to go out and win the division, but who the hell are you to talk. You have been out of the Majors since 2004, you are currently pitching for the Mets solely because Pedro and El Duque are on the DL. Unlike you many of the players on the Nationals actually have much more big league experience than you, some of them even have made all star teams. And they just beat the crap out of you. How about you just shut up after a loss. Thanks.

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The Igawa Watch: Episode 1, If You Swing You Will Hit It

Monday, May 12, 2008


Kei Igawa is a delicious blend of horrible pitcher and awkward looking human being. He is the epitome of the Yankees free agent pitching signing struggles of the past. And thus should be made fun of.

Pre-Game Routine

Kei: Horo Corch, I pitch today. I make good on money make batter no hit ball make you keep me.

Girardi: Ok Kei. All we want you to do is pitch 5 innings and not give up 5 runs. Do you think you can do that Kei?

Kei: Sure, I pitch good in Scronton, make win 3 games no make ERA over 4. Me pitch good today.

Girardi: Alright, Kei just throw strikes.

Kei: OK Corch.

Joe Girardi walks over to talk to the pitching coach, Mike Harkey.

Girardi: How's he look Harks?

Harkey: Honestly? He looks like a little leaguer

Girardi: That's what I figured.

In Game

Kei: Hooray Corch, I run to mound now and pitch super great awesome. How I look in my sunglass? Am I intermidiating?

Girard: Huh?

Kei: Intirmidating...

Girardi: Umm, yah very intimidating.

Kei: Yar you know I scary, me strike out guy now.

After 1st inning, Igawa gives up one run on two hits.

Kei: Corch Corch Corch?

Girardi: Yes Kei.

Kei: I give up 1 run. New record for me.

Girardi: That's great Kei.

After the 2nd, when Igawa gets a 1 2 3 inning

Kei: Corch Corch, One Two Free. You see? I make outs.

Girardi: Good job Kei.

Kei: Yay, Corch say good job Kei. Horrray.

After the 3rd, when Igawa gives up 3 runs after a leadoff error by Derek Jeter

Kei: Corch, why Jeter make error? Me got sad, could not pitch well. Needed tissue. Me ok now, me go pitch well next inning.

Girardi: Yep that was exactly it Kei.

After Kei gives up 2 more runs in the 4th Girardi goes to the mound for the ball.

Girardi: Alright Kei, you're gonna have to get 'em next time.

Kei: Err Corch, why do they hit everything? They no miss ever. They just hit and hit and hit. No Japanese hit and hit and hit. No Scronton hit and hit and hit. But Tiger hit and hit and hit. I no understand. They only swung and miss two time. I pitch 4 inning and they miss two time.

Girardi: Yes, ok Kei go into the dug out and please don't talk to anyone. Or even look at anyone.

Kei: Ok Corch, Sowwy Corch.

The End

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All Crap Decade Team: Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays for the past decade have been the third wheel of the division mostly due to holes in their roster. This list shows many of these holes from year to year that have kept them looking up at Boston and New York yearly.

Lineup (min. 100 games)

C:Darrin Fletcher 2001:.226 Batting Average with a .274 On Base % and only 36 runs scored in 416 at bats.

1B:Lyle Overbay 2007: .240 average with only 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 425 at bats for the usually reliable and consistent Overbay.

2B:Carlos Garcia 1997:.220 with an OPS of .562 and only 3 homers and 23 rbi in 350 at bats.

3B:Ed Sprague 1997:.228 with an On Base % of .306 and only 48 rbi in 504 at bats.

SS:John McDonald 2006:.223 average with a .271 On Base % and a miserable .308 Slugging Percentage is the reason why McDonald isn't an everyday player.

OF:Alexis Rios 2005:.262 batting average with a .306 Batting Average and only 10 homers over 481 at bats.

OF:Vernon Wells 2007:Typically Wells is an awesome baseball player, but last year he sucked. He hit 16 homers in 584 at bats, but with a .245 average and a .304 on base percentage.

OF:Jose Cruz 2002: .245 average .317 on base % and 106 Ks in 466 at bats.

DH:Jose Canseco 1998:.237 batting Average and a .318 On Base % and Infiltrated the Clubhouse with Steroids.

BN:Eric Hinske 2003: .243 with 104 Ks in 449 at bats.

BN:Russ Adams 2005:.256 batting average with a .325 On Base %.

BN:Craig Grebeck 1998:.256 with an OPS of .673 and only 2 home runs and 27 rbi in 301 at bats.

BN:Alex Gonzalez 1998: .239 average with a .281 On Base % and only 51 RBI over 568 at bats.

Starting Pitching (min. 18 starts)

SP:Chris Carpenter 2000:6.26 ERA with 12 losses in 27 games prior to blowing out his elbow and eventually becoming one of the best pitchers in major league baseball.

SP:Cory Lidle 2003: 15 losses over 31 starts with an ERA of 5.75.

SP:Esteban Loaiza 2002:Loaiza has pitched for so many teams you forget he posted a 9-10 record with a 5.71 ERA for the Blue Jays back in 02.

SP:Joey Hamilton 1999:7-8 with a 6.52 ERA in 18 starts.

SP:Josh Towers 2006:I'm bending my own rules a bit here (only had 12 starts) but Towers started as the teams 4th starter and posted a 8.42 ERA and lost 10 games in 12 starts.

Relief Pitching (min. 25 appearances)

RP:Tim Crabtree 1997:7.08 ERA in 37 appearances with 3 wins, 2 losses and 2 saves. 65 hits and 17 walks over 40 2/3 innings pitched.

RP:Pedro Borbon 2000: 6.48 ERA and 38 walks in 41 2/3 innings.

RP:Dan Plesac 1999: 8.34 ERA and 3 losses in 30 appearances and 22 2/3 innings pitched.

RP:Scott Schoeneweis 2006:He's been Met bullpen enemy #1 for the past two seasons but before that he was hated in Toronto posting a 6.51 ERA over 55 appearances.

RP:Kerry Ligtenberg 2004: The former Braves closer flamed out of the league following his 6.38 ERA and 6 losses for the Jays in 55 innings pitched.

RP:Tanyon Sturtze 2003: Before Sturtze became victim #256 of Joe Torre's bullpen abuse, he was a bad pitcher for many teams including the Blue Jays when in 03 he posted a 5.94 ERA while mostly coming out of the pen.

CL:Billy Koch 2001: The end of Billy Koch's awesomeness as a Blue Jay came in 2001 when his ERA balooned to 4.80 and he was shipped out of town.

All Crap Team Index

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Sorry Mike, I'm Wrong, You're Not Brain Dead

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that Mike D'Antoni seemingly had brain damage when he was noted as considering the Knicks job. Well I'm here to repent and say, you're right you're smart, I'm wrong, I'm an idiot. And why? Money, Money, Money... Money.

For any head coaching job there are only a handful of key factors. Talent, Fan Expectation Levels (pressure), Winning Timetable, GM talent & fit, and money. Some of these factors intertwine and effect the others but this is what a coach must think about when deciding between two different positions. In looking at the three available jobs for D'Antoni the only thing the Knicks lag behind in is talent, and it might not be as far behind as you expect.

Talent Level

The Suns obviously have the most talent. They are a perennial playoff team with a dominate scoring big man (Amare), the best offensive point guard in the league (Steve Nash), a great scoring 6th man (Barbaso) and a bunch of significant role players (yes I'm saying Shaq is a role player). The Bulls have a bunch of young talented but overrated players. Deng, Hughes, Gordon, Hinrich, Tyrus Thomas, Noah, & Gooden all are decent players near their prime but no one is a superstar. No player on that roster could emulate what Steve Nash did. The Knicks on the other hand have low post scoring with Randolph & Curry, some perimeter skills with Crawford, a hustle player in Lee and a potential top 3 pick in the draft.

Fan Expectation Levels

The fans in Phoenix aren't going to kill a coach if they don't win a title, probably cause they never have to deal with the bitter winter, but they want to win now and would be disappointed with another playoff exit. Bulls fans are confused as hell as to why their team which showed so much potential two seasons ago has gone to crap the last two seasons. They will expect their coach to immediately turn it around. Knicks fans are just pleased to see someone other than Isiah on the bench. If they make the playoffs they will be thrilled.

Winning Timetable

This is pretty much a combination of Fan Expectations and GM expectations. In Phoenix its win now & and the clock is ticking. The trade for Shaq means that the Suns window has either passed or is very limited. The Bulls aren't expected to contend for a title but their GM and Fans expect them to be as good as the Cavs and fend for the division title. The Fans and GM of the Knicks expect the Knicks to suck for a few years and then get good. There is no pressure in that and there is job security in fans and gms being aware of reality.

GMs

It's obvious that D'Antoni and Kerr were not on the same page right now. In Chicago it's likely that Paxson works similar to Kerr and could potentially have the same issues with D'Antoni that Kerr did. In New York, everyone respects Donny Walsh and he is more of a laid back get the team together and let the coach coach.

Money

The vast majority of us won't ever see a paycheck of 3 million dollars for a single year so people have a tendency to say 'why take the worse job at 6 million when you can have a better one at 3 million?'. Why because it's 3 god damn million dollars a year, it's doubling your potential salary in a spot that arguably has more job security do to decreased expectations. 3 million dollars a year is a lot of money, 6 million dollars a year is a lot more money. Money is good. Money makes the Knicks job, which arguably isn't worse than the Bulls job in basketball terms, a much more appealing job.

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Friday Video Blowout

Friday, May 09, 2008

Everyone needs something to keep them occupied on Friday afternoons so the Friday Video Blowout was born. Spend your next few minutes, laughing, crying of laughter, pissing your self, whatever, but mostly wasting your companies time.

Videos In Order Courtesy of Fanhouse, Deadspin, RizzoSports, FanIQ, Bugs & Cranks, AA, Ball Don't Lie, With Leather, The Offside


I probably would have passed on this idea.


Looks like a Phi Gam party, with less Jimbo urinating on furniture.


How does this guy not have a heart attack?


Unimpressed.


Death of a Mascot.


Well played EJ, well played.


He should have done more press conferences when he was in Boston.


Olympic gymnasts apparently throw solid hooks.


Take that German bum.

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