Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sure enough, the Ralpha-Dog delivered the goods with his 'Hornets have their Glenn Close moment' column. He wins...We win. Spread the word! Malbrough-Held '08!
Oh, and...has anybody checked out that Phil Hughes' blog yet?
Somebody at ArmchairGM has a Tecmo Bowl simulation for the Pats v. Giants this Sunday and if the game is anywhere near as exciting as this sim, I'll be one happy fan. Maybe it's the NFL music, I dunno... Watch the videos.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
By Ralph Malbrough
Let’s call the Hornet’s 102-78 thrashing of San Antonio their Glenn Close moment.
I’ll be honest, until last Monday I didn’t realize they were leading the Western Conference but I discovered this while searching New Orleans websites for Saints Senior Bowl info.
Ralph Malbrough is a Saints and Hornets fan living in Houston. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Hat tip to SaintsReport.com for linking me to this story.)
"London Calling" for the Saints and Chargers next season. Read more. Well, not so much London, really...they don't exactly care too much for American Football from what I understand. It's more like Roger Goodell is calling, but I can't make a Clash reference out of that. And if Sean Payton wants to get his guys prepped for the game he should do two things:
1. Soak the practice fields for five days prior to the first practice for this game. That might get the team ready for the utterly shitty conditions in jolly ole England.
2. Play "This is England" over a public address system at the practice field.
Hornets outscored the SAS 60-35 in the second half, en route to their eighth straight win. Read more.
Pounding the Rock, a Spurs blog, decided to go with a simpler, more succinct message: Greg Popovich was outcoached by Byron Scott. Popovich allowed Chris Paul to run pick and rolls all day and dish to whoever he wanted, whenever he wantd. Read more.
Now, this win is far more enjoyable other than the reasons I've just laid out. I REALLY dislike the Spurs. Wait, scratch that...I LOATHE the San Antonio Spurs. And here's why:
I once dated a woman/drug head/ex-stripper/skank who loved the Spurs and--more importantly--Timmy Duncan. She wouldn't shut up about Duncan whenever we got on a basketball discussion. I maintained general indifference to the Spurs and their not-so-loud leader until the day came for me to break with the aforementioned "lady." Since then...the Spurs and Mr. Duncan have been on my shit list. You can call it petty and sad all you want, but the fact of the matter is I'll be 90-years-old in a senior citizens home and fist-pumping with my pudding if I see the Spurs lose.
And not only did they lose...not only did they lose to the Hornets...not only did they lose to the Hornets at home...but they got SKULLFUCKED by the Hornets at home. Ahhhh...
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Yes, partying hard seems the reasonable thing to do under the present circumstances...FUCK YEAH!!!
Did the Hornets really just roll off their sixth straight win, against the Trail Blazers no less? Apparently so, cause ESPN's Jalen Rose is equally perplexed.
Ron Hitley at has the post-game breakdown of things. I would like to add that ANY GAME featuring Ryan Bowen AND Peja Stoi-Ican'tspellhislastname-okovich DUNKING the ball is certainly an enjoyable game. That's like seeing old school Ric Flair go through the motions with his reverse knife edge chops in the corner.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Oh, and here's the best comment on The Big Lead for that last picture on the link: "He just has that look because Kim’s been yelling at him for hesitating before hitting her hole."
(Photo credit: Bossip.com)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I used to be a big fan of Mr. Simmons. Big fan. Like many other bloggers in the country, I'm sure. Somewhere along the way, Bill kinda turned on me. So...now I kinda got this whole Wes Mantooth/Ron Burgundy thing going on, where I absolutely loathe him with every fiber of my being, and yet I respect the hell out of the fact that he took his "Dane Cook" act to the big time and got paid tons of money for it. Good for him. Seriously. Any blogger that says they wouldn't want to get paid tons of money for writing about sports and pop culture is lying.
Simmons has been on a sharp decline for...fuck, I don't know how long...but this latest column comparing the '86 Celtics and '07 Patriots is proof positive that Billy Boy has gone off the reservation. And leave it to Kissing Suzy Kolber to throw a lasso around that loose steer.
And yes, I just got three posts in one day...ALL on totally different news topics. Wow. I deserve a treat. Nay, WE ALL deserve a treat...
This would be Bianca Beauchamp. She's a "latex fetish" model. Good for her, great for us.
And how bad are things going for the Cowboys this week? Eli Manning grows a pair in Big D for the playoff game, Terrell Owens loses his emotions during the postgame presser, Patrick Crayton apparently went to the Devery Henderson School for Overrated Receivers and some horrible drops during the game, Wade Phillips was not buying reality...
And now at least one Cowboys asst. coach has signed on elsewhere, and the offensive coordinator may do the same very shortly. I smell AT LEAST a three game drop next season for the Cowboys. Maybe four. And they won't win the division, either.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
(One note, Mr. Glazer: USC did NOT win the national championship in 2003, dick head -- LSU did. Deal with it!)
But I digress...listen, Arthur Blank, why in fuck's name would you pursue Pete Carroll? Do you suffer from short term memory loss or something, sir? Was it not just a couple months ago that former college coach Bobby Petrino stiffed you guys to the return to the college ranks?
College coaches are--by and large--NOT prepared to be head coaches in the NFL. End of fucking story.
And to Mr. Carroll, why on earth would you consider going to Atlanta? You'd go from Los Angeles (where your a football god, by the way), to a fading sports town to operate a failing team. And don't forget your 33-31 record over four years as a pro coach. You took a Bill Parcells team and went backwards with them...so what in God's name makes you believe that you can turn around the motley crew of Falcons players...
...(Realizing that I am, in fact, a Saints fan)...
WHAT THE FUCK AM I SAYING?!? IT'S THE PERFECT JOB FOR YOU, Mr. Caroll!!! Mr. Blank, you'd be an idiot NOT to take Pete Carroll as your head coach. In fact, name him the General Manager, too! Give Pete Carroll as much control as he wants for the franchise! That can't possibly go wrong!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The headline above pretty much says it all. "Big Sam" Allardyce parted ways with Newcastle United today after only eight months with the club. Allardyce got the team off to a rousing start for the year, going unbeaten in its first five matches, but then the wheels came off fast...I think Newcastle recorded only one win in its last six games.
Newcastle fans really pushed hard for the man's canning, but what good does that do? Since January of 1997, the team has had eleven managers. To be fair, four of those managers were just one game fill-ins. The fifth guy takes over for a game and that may be it for him, too. Anyway...that's six managers in 11 years with multiple games. Not even a two year average coaching lifespan.
No sports franchise can succeed with that sort of instability. I may not have been happy with the results thus far from Sam Allardyce, but he deserved better than to be driven out with not even a full season's worth of results.
Newcastle fans really need to sit back and be patient with the next guy, otherwise the club will be viewed as a poor job choice...if it hasn't been labelled as such already.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
"One of my favorite movies is Mel Brooks History of the World Part I and the funniest line from the movie is, 'It's good to be the King!'
"That pretty much sums up my feeling as an LSU fan right now.
"After winning their second BCS Title in five years, I could argue that the Tigers are the most dominate college football program this decade." Read more.
The rest of the country voted and until you guys win a national championship in this century, we've put a moratorium on the "THE" portion of things. From now on, just say, "I'm from Ohio State University," okay? Cause to be honest, we all kinda thought you guys were douchebags for throwing "THE" around like it's some sort of bold proclamation.
When half of your schedule consists of powerhouses such as Akron, Kent, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Washington and Youngstown, you don't get to say "THE" anything, okay? Shit, folks in the SEC (and you'll notice I didn't say "THE" SEC, did you?) don't say "THE" in front of their respective colleges. And why? Cause we're not douchebags. I didn't say we weren't jabronies, by the way. Christ knows I've seen waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many guys with 'Bama Bangs and that vacant Spicoli stare on their faces...but I digress.
ESPN.com's Pat Forde absolutely crushed you guys today by saying that Ohio State should never be asked back to the National Championship Game as long as the opponent is from the SEC. He also made the same joke as my "Guy Who Knows a Guy," suggesting that the Ohio State band spell out O-H-N-O when they have to play an SEC team ever again.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Welcome to the good old days. We are either in the middle of or at the climax of the golden age of LSU football. Don’t let the old timers tell you any different.
The Tigers are in their second national championship game in five years, have won at least 10 games three straight years, and Les Miles is a crazy person.
I know I am.
I’m sure rooting for winning teams with great boring coaches like Jim Tressel or Bill Belichick is fantastic because winning is always the thing but being in the car that Les Miles drives is an experience all it’s own.
You make fun of that neighbor until he’s helping you get your car out of a ditch.
Talking about something for a month will have that affect.
If LSU stuffs the run and can pressure Buckeye quarterback Todd Boeckman I think they win.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
And a nice, filthy hat tip to the Big Lead. Damn you guys to hell as well.
This report comes courtesy of AOL Sports...if anybody is gonna move to Oklahoma City, it's gonna be the (soon to be artists formerly known as) Seattle SuperSonics...NOT the Hornets. Read more. And here's the original report from the Seattle Times.
Oh well, at least Seattle fans can focus their fandom on the incoming MLS franchise. Catch the MLS Fever!! (shakes fist at your face) Catch it...
According to my "Guy Who Knows a Guy," Tony Sparano (Dallas offensive line coach), Mike Tice (Jacksonville Asst. Head Coach) and Maurice Carthon (Arizona running backs coach) are the three front runners for the Miami Dolphins head coaching gig, in that order. The Bleacher Report seems to think Carthon and Sparano are legit contenders.
I'll have more later on the Ravens and Falcons vacancies as soon as Guy Who Knows a Guy gets back in touch.