*THAT CALL WAS A LOAD OF CRAP!!!!. The home plate umpire blew that call in the ChiSox-Angels game. Period. I don't know how more clearly I can say it. To have a call like that decide Game 2 of the ALCS is absurd!!! And yeah, the catcher shouldn't have rolled it back out to the mound. And yeah, if this or that went different, LAAofA would've won anyway. Who cares. The ump blew the call, then had to have a news conference to explain it. A load of crap.
*NCAA TOP 12 RANKINGS.
1-Texas. Yeah...I am the only idiot who has them #1. Well, they are playing like a #1 team right now.
2-USC. Their drop is due to their defense's recent poor showings.
3-Virginia Tech. The Hokies are the best team this side of the Mississippi
4-Georgia. The Dawgs blasted Tennessee in Knoxville. If they win the cocktail party, the SEC is theirs.
5-Florida State. May not lose until ACC title game.
6-Penn State. I think they are overrated...but they did take out Ohio State, just like Texas did.
7-Notre Dame. The defense is still sketchy...but this team is legit.
8-Alabama. Not sold on them completely. Yet.
9-LSU. Team that will knock down Bama. If not for collapse vs Vols...they'd be #4.
10-Miami. This team doesn't look too good at all. Yet, a win in VT puts them in ACC title tilt.
11-UCLA. Impressive win over Cal.
12-Ohio State. Yeah, they've lost to my #1 and #6 team. They still are dangerous.
*VIKINGS SEX CRUISE. Congrats to the Vikings for holding a big floating orgy during theirbye week. God forbid they actually do something to improve their 1-3 record. And the ring leader was former Redskin and current Viking burner Fred Smoot. Glad he's gone. Oh, and if Mike Tice somehow keeps his job after the season....it will be a miracle. The team is in disarray; he got pinched for scalping his Super Bowl tix; they dealt Randy Moss 'cause he couldn't reel him in; and now this.
*NFL TOP 10
1-Colts. The only undefeated team is winning with defense while their offense rests
2-Steelers. A big win in a tough environment.
3-Broncos. The sad thing is that they laid such an egg in Miami.
4-Bengals. A late turnover cost them a shot against the Jags.
5-Patriots. Just when you think they are out, they just pull you back in.
6-Falcons. Win with Vick.
7-Eagles. You have to at least attempt to run the football, guys.
8-Buccaneers. Just go ahead and give Caddy the Rookie trophy
9-Giants. The defense is allowing too many points...but that offense is clicking.
10-Redskins. Yeah! So!?! They get more respect in one loss than in any of their 3 wins.
*THERE IS NO "K" IN "U.S.A." Coach K will be the new coach for the US Olympic hoops team. I just hope his bench full of yes men don't accompany him to China. I don't need to see whiny Chris Collins or stubby Wojo on that sideline. I know that Coach K may need to surgically remove them from his butt....but so be it. If anything, I hope this focus distracts him from his Dookie program which, I'll admit, will be the class of the ACC this year. But, take it for just a year....as it takes Carolina losing it's top 7 scorers for you to get back there. Carolina will be strong again next season.
*THE BOSS STRIKES BACK. The Yankees are done...thank God...but they keep sticking in the news. Mel Stottlemyer, the pitching coach, resigned after he was tired of The Boss' crap. A couple of things here. One, the Yankees need to get off my ESPN just like the Padres, Braves and even the Red Sox have. Two, to Mel, this crap is what made you a name anyway. If you weren't the Yankees pitching coach...no one would give a dump about you. Do you think if the pitching coach in Pittsburgh quit, it would even make the "bottom line" on ESPN?? Mel, Randy Johnson looked like an average pitcher under your tuteledge. So did everyone else not named Rivera. The fact that the Yankees must buy these kinds of pitchers just shows your lack of ability to develop the guys you got. I know, I know...I am being a bit to hard. Mel isn't a bad coach at all. I'm just saying that his staff, with injuries, underperformed this year. But don't try to make me think you are a God by winning rings with Cy Young winners and Cuban defectors.
*THE SUNS ARE SETTING. The Phoenix Suns are flaming already. The team that was arrogant enough to deal Quentin Richardson and Joe Johnson from the team that had the 2004-2005 best record....now loses Amare Stoudemire for at least 4 months. Hopefully one of those big free agent replacements......uh, Raja Bell.....can pick up the slack.
*MY LAKERS MAY SURPRISE. I'm not myopic at all here. Heck, read my preview and you will see that I have the Lakers 4th in the Pacific Division. But now the Suns are falling back to the pack....the Kings have no defense [plus, they are the Kings]....the Warriors are another Baron Davis injury away from staying the Warriors....and the Clippers are still the Clippers. Hey, the Lakers could surprise...that's all I am saying!
*I LOVE TWO LINE PASSES!!! The best rule thus far [aside from the overtime shootout] in the New NHL is the two line passes. Why? Fast breaks. The biggest cliche on the ice is that the penalty shot is "the most exciting moment in hockey". Well, these new fast breaks bring a few more of those exciting shots to your eyes. It is cool to watch a steal then a long pass to a streaking forward who has nothing by ice and the goalie in front of him. Great action!! You guys are getting it right!!! Too bad the games are stuck on OLN.
*STICK WITH VICK. I read Mr. Irrelevant's take on Michael Vick staying the starter. I fully agree. Sure, you can pick apart his numbers - I have. But dude just wins games. Schaub hasn't.
*BIG SATURDAY OF PIGSKIN. Some big matchups. I think USC will expose Notre Dame's defense. Texas will roll over Colorado in a preview of the Big XII title game. Michigan will upset Penn State in the Big House. LSU's defensive speed will shut down Florida. Louisville will shut down West Virginia in the unofficial Big East championship game. Ohio State's defense will be enough to beat Michigan State.
*REST IN PEACE. Kyle Ambrogi, a tailback for the Penn Quakers, committed suicide this week...just days after scoring two TDs against Bucknell. He had been battling depression.