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September 28, 2006

Pedro Out for Season

SNY reported during the Mets game tonight that Pedro Martinez is out for the season because of a left calf tear. Ironically, this is not the leg that bothered Pedro all season. Most likely, he over-compensated the one injury...

Pot, Meet Kettle

When you think of Bill Romanowski, what comes to mind immediately? If you're like me, it's a hybrid beast that, due to years and years of chemical enhancement and pill-swallowing, can hardly be considered human. He's running around, shattering eye...

September 27, 2006

Is It Our Fault?

It's been said that you never know everything about a person. There's that person who lives next door who seems to have a perfect life. The perfect family -- a husband and wife who love each other with two...

T.O. Subscribes to the Rock Star Death Theory

As you've probably heard by now, Terrell Owens tried to kill himself (supposedly) last night by taking 35 painkillers. No matter what you think about Owens, it's safe to say that whatever caused the transformation from "Terrell Owens" to...

September 26, 2006

Quarterback Blue Balls

On Saturday, it was reported that Vince Young would start in Week 4 for Tennessee. Yesterday it was reported that Matt Leinart would have the same opportunity for the Cardinals. Both teams backed off on those statements and decided...

BEEEEYAHHHH!

I'm incredibly pleased after the Saints' thrashing of the Falcons last night. I'll be able to put it into words eventually, just let me process a bit. But because I'm in a good mood, this is for all of you:...

September 25, 2006

So What's Up With That Football?

What a crazy week. Lots of competitive games in the third piece of the 16-slice pie known as the NFL regular season. Of course, my attention has been diverted towards tonight; I finally get to see the Saints return to...

Saves the Day

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Trevor Hoffman's record-setting 479th save on Sunday. Hoffman's the type of deceptively good closer who's real status all-time you don't recognize until you take a look at his accomplishments. A converted shortstop,...

Odell Thurman Refuses to Drive Sober

In an act of defiance not seen since Leonard Little decided that manslaughter was no reason to stop driving drunk, Odell Thurman was arrested for DUI. AGAIN. You might recall Thurman from news stories in the summer about his previous...

Randomly Cruel Insults of the Week

Following up a weird week with a lot of back-and-forth games, here were two of the crueler insults in the media. In a Fox Sports article which I (very unfortunately) lost the link to, the author claims that Daunte Culpepper's...

September 24, 2006

Enjoy the Day

It's an autumn Sunday, and you know what that means. The smell of competition, intense physical warfare; it could all only mean one thing. Preseason hockey! OK, so maybe that's not what you're thinking about today. Frankly, neither am I....

September 22, 2006

Go to Jail, Do Not Pass Go......

So Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams are going to jail for refusing to testify and give up their sources behind the book Game of Shadows. As an aspiring sports journalist, I've thought a lot about how I would react in...

Your Gambling Picks: Week 3

Apologies to those who were waiting to see how I'd follow up my 3-0 debut in Week 2. Truth is, I just forgot all about it. But fear not, your money is once again safe because I'm here to instruct...

September 21, 2006

Yeah, That's Great, But...

....you guys lost. There is something inherently wrong and against the traditional spirit of sport about celebrating after a loss. Aren't you guys used to winning divisions by now? I mean, does it even really mean anything anymore? How...

September 20, 2006

Titans Aren't Just Bad, They're Assholes Too

Oh, and don't forget stupid. Jeff Fisher, who I used to really like as a coach, really pulled some sleazy shit recently, saying former Titan's QB, Billy Volek threw the team "under a bus." Now, the rest of the...

September 19, 2006

ESPN is About to Get a Whole Lot Cooler

After having to endure a season of John Kruk and the rest of Baseball Tonight's merry gang of idiots, it'll be quite the relief to see Peter Gammons appear on our screens on Wednesday. If it's true that you...

Look Out, Big Ben

Ben Roethlisberger didn't score a single point against Jacksonville last night. Is a quarterback controversy brewing in Pittsburgh? After Charlie Batch's 3 touchdown performance in the season opener, the buzz in Pittsburgh is that Batch might take over if...

Technical Difficulties

I'm an idiot. That needs to be stressed. So stick with us as the site looks a little loopy (and through our inactive weekend, sorry!) because we're working on getting everything up and running again. Expect some updates today through...

September 15, 2006

In Other Kid-Hate News....

Remember Lawrence Phillips? Of course you don't. Well, he was a sixth-overall pick of the Dick Vermeil-led Rams in 1996. He was a running back. He was supposed to be pretty good. He once, in college, dragged his girlfriend...

You Know, I Don't Even Have a Joke for This

So, when Ozzie Guillen yells at a rookie to hit a batter with a pitch, it makes the news. It demands attention. But what if that batter was 9-years old? And what if he was also autistic? That's exactly what...

September 13, 2006

The Mets Would Love to Kill Your Dream

Have a personal dream you'd like to see killed? A goal that you don't want to fulfill? Do you want to fail to climb that mountain? Then call the Mets. For a small fee, they will destroy your dream....

Getting Ahead Any Way Possible

I've always supported players going all out in order to get their chance. Get to the field early and leave late. Spend the offseason conditioning and working on your mistakes. Do what you need to do to show your...

September 12, 2006

So, Them Tigers Are Finally Falling Apart

I knew it! I thought they were going to prove me wrong, and it took a lot longer than I thought, but I knew the Twins would catch the Tigers. With Detroit on a 3-7 skid (including losing 3 in...

RE: The Raiders Cohesiveness

"The Million Dollar Man" Jerry Porter is the only one having a chuckle in Oakland today after the Raiders looked like a bad high school team against the Chargers last night. It didn't take long before the wheels completely fell...

Roy Williams Isn't Good at Math

So about these guarantees -- they have to stop. The latest is Roy Williams (the Detroit one, not the Dallas one), who, after his team managed to score 6 points on 60 yards, assures us all that the Lions...

Oh, Those Wacky Islanders

Thank your personal deity for the Islanders giving us a bushel of laughs during a painfully inactive hockey offseason. The team that brought you (and then took away) Neil Smith, the team that brought you backup-goalie-turned-GM Garth Snow, now brings...

Someone Give Dick Vermeil a Job

I didn't catch any of the Washington/Minnesota game last night, but I watched all of the San Diego/Oakland game, and it was quite enjoyable. The announce team (Brad Nessler, Ron Jaworski, and Dick Vermeil) was a pleasant suprise. Someone needs...

September 11, 2006

Kicker Revenge!

What a start to the season. There's no greater feeling than knowing that it's Christmas every Sunday for the next 20 Sundays. I'll avoid talking about the Saints, lest I jinx them, but I'm...uh...let's just say I'm excited....

September 10, 2006

Roddick, Federer, and Why My Mother is Pissed at Me

I'm sure you're surprised to see this tennis post surrounded by football. Hell, I'm sure I will be when I log onto the site. However, I thought that the Roddick vs. Federer US Open final was interesting enough to...

And Let Us Never Speak of the Mannings Again

It's still week one and I am so sick of the Mannings. Not only is Peyton in every single commercial out there, but the Eli vs. Peyton matchup was just overkill. How many baby pictures do we have to...

September 9, 2006

It's a Sad World

I love football. I love the NFL. I love college. I love covering high school for work. But this is just awful. According to a recent article, high school football coaches in Texas get paid, on average, about $31,000 more...

September 8, 2006

Your Gambling Picks - Week 1

I'll be reviewing the lines each week and giving you three bets I don't think can lose. Of course, I'm no professional bettor. Actually, I'm not a bettor at all; it's a lot easier making these picks when I'm basically...

Putting a Bow On These Predictions

To be honest, I don't even know why we bothered with the NFL previews. I can't speak for Kyle, but I know I usually feel these predictions are worthless because there's always, you know, injuries to take into account. And...

New Team, Same Daunte

I hate to say I told you so, and I'll avoid reactionism after only one game, but boy -- didn't Daunte Culpepper look exactly like the 2005 pre-injury Daunte Culpepper last night?...

Now You Don't Need to Get Paid Like an NBA Star to Dress Like One

Dave LaMorte is the host of the Teaching for the Future podcast, about implementing media and technological literacy into education. He's here to cast a less-cynical light on things. You can hear the show at http://www.teachingforthefuture.com. There are few...

September 7, 2006

NFL Preview: Washington Redskins

Finally!!!!! We have to admit, we've grown to despise these NFL previews, and we're happier than Rush Limbaugh in a pharmacy to be done with them. I'm pretty sure next year, you won't be seeing us do this again....

I Am Most Certainly Ready For Some Football

Yes, tonight is the night for football fans everywhere. I'll be counting tonight to hear how many times "Roethlisberger" is said, which should roughly be about 10,000,000, despite the fact that he's not playing. Still, if you can get past...

Don't Hurt Yourself Jumping On The Anibal Sanchez Bandwagon

Add this to the Curse of Mark Bellhorn. Last night, the Marlins' Anibal Sanchez became the first pitcher in almost 3 years to record a no-hitter. And he's a rookie. Of course, he was part of the deal that...

September 6, 2006

NFL Preview: Tennessee Titans

So we, admittedly, underestimated the commitment required for us both to preview all 32 NFL teams together in a little more than a month. It's tedious, thankless work. So from now on we're splitting the rest of the teams...

Another Curse For The Sawx

The media loves curses. Maybe you thought you'd heard the end of it when the Red Sox beat the Cardinals in 2004, but there's still the SI curse, the Madden curse, the curse of suck (sorry, Cubs fans). And...

September 5, 2006

Giambi Listens to The Out Route

Yesterday, I posted a blog featuring a menagerie of sports stories. My leadoff was about Jason Giambi's hideous mustache. Well, according to The Star Ledger, during the sixth inning, Giambi went into club house and shaved it off. The...

September 4, 2006

NFL Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

So we, admittedly, underestimated the commitment required for us both to preview all 32 NFL teams together in a little more than a month. It's tedious, thankless work. So from now on we're splitting the rest of the teams...

Back in a Blogging State of Mind

People are usually busy during holiday weekends. OK, I wasn't, but I'm still going to summarize the things going around in sports this weekend. Let's do it....

September 3, 2006

Poker Is Taking Time Away from Legitimate Sports

When there's nothing on television, and that happens often, the ESPNs are my safety net. However, I often face disappointment when I turn on ESPN to find poker. It just brings me down. Show me a SportsCenter or a...

September 2, 2006

Idiot Kickers Continue to Get Attention

You remember all the big moves this offseason: Edgerrin James, Drew Brees, Terrell Owens, Daunte Culpepper, Mike Vanderjagt, Adam Vinatieri... Wait, what? Since when has football degraded to the point that relocating kickers receive this much press? In Indianapolis,...

September 1, 2006

Greeced Lightning

Much like my hero Larry David, I find that I am humbled on a daily basis. Todays humbling is related to Team U.S.A. and the fact that I was wrong about their supremacy. Team U.S.A. is now out of...