Monday, March 29, 2010

Top 10 athletes that fucked up finale baby.

1)Jayson Williams - Athletes, guns, and limo drivers: a dangerous mix.
Photobucket Former New Jersey Nets big man Jayson Williams was one of the higher regarded players of the 1990 NBA draft after having a successful career at St. John’s
University. Williams was taken 21st, but bounced around from team to team for nine years before retiring due to injuries. Not a very notable career, but Williams cut his criminal teeth during his playing days, smashing a beer mug over some guy’s head in a Chicago bar in 1992. He was later accused of firing off a few rounds from a semiautomatic weapon in the Meadowlands parking lot. But this is where the fun stops. In 2002, Williams was giving a tour of his lavish 30,000 square foot mansion when the shotgun he was showing off went off accidentally and shot and killed limo driver Costas Christofi. Williams was taser-ed in a New York City hotel after becoming suicidal and violent and a few months later punching a man in the face at a bar. A week before his sentencing he was charged with DWI after an accident. Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. February 23, 2010, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison with possible parole after 18 months,standard for killing someone I believe. (If you are a former or current millionaire athlete.)
The shooting raises many questions
#1: What exactly do you have to do in the NBA to get a 30,000 square foot house? Williams was a bust in the 1990 draft and
didn’t exactly do much in his NBA career.
#2: Why did the trial just end a few weeks ago when the tour consisted of an entire basketball team of witnesses?
#3: Who is Jayson Williams?
#1: The 30,000 square foot mansion is given out to anyone who is freakishly huge and can jump one foot off the ground.
#2: The trial actually was settled with a $2.75 million settlement in 2003. In 2006, an appeals court decided to retry
Williams for reckless manslaughter and was delayed many times before finally reaching it’s end on January 11, 2010.
#3: A dangerous, overweight, NBA bust.

2) Adam "Pacman" Jones
used fucked up Although a frequent delinquent, Pacman etched his place in athletic criminal history. While at club Minxx in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jones is alleged to have been involved in an altercation with a dancer. By "dancer" I am referring to the kind that de-clothes and then dances around a stage for dollar bills -- I believe the laymen refer to these classy dames as "strippers." Anyway, apparently Pacman strolled into the club with upwards of $80,000 (such a baller) and throughout the night he proceeded to "make it rain" all over the dance floor. What's even more ballin' is that Pacman instructed his cronies to pick up the money once some of the dancers attempted to gather the bills and stuff them deep within their cervixes. Apparently, when Jones noticed the girls grabbing the money he threw at them -- God forbid they assumed it was for them -- he "allegedly" slammed one of the female's heads off the dance floor. The fun didn't stop there, however. Once outside, one of Pacman's "alleged" pals decided to open fire in a crowd, injuring two men and leaving Tommy Urbanski paralyzed from the waist down. Pacman managed to elude any jail time but this incident resulted in the NFL suspending him for a year and his career has been in the dumps since.

3) Food, Cocaine, and basketball: A love story. By Shawn Kemp
Photobucket Onetime NBA star Shawn Kemp, in addition to various cocaine arrests, is the preeminent sire of illegitimate children. In the late ‘90s Sports Illustrated reported that Kemp was facing paternity suits over seven illegitimates, and now that he’s out of the league you figure he has even more time to have unprotected sex with women he is not married to. In the 1990’s, there were three basketball teams: The Chicago Bulls, the Utah Jazz, and the Seattle Supersonics. Chicago had MJ, the Jazz had Karl Malone and John Stockton, and the city of Seattle saw a substantial birth rate increase.The Reign Man Shawn Kemp was a force in the league in the 1990’s and led his team to an NBA finals appearance. He had brought basketball back to the city of Seattle and was one of the premiere players of his day. In his twilight years, Kemp saw his weight balloon from 250 to 275 and was eventually traded to Cleveland where he would keep tacking on pounds, as well as illegitimate children. It was reported as of 1998 that Kemp had fathered seven children. And in 2005, Kemp was arrested for cocaine, 60 grams of marijuana, and a semiautomatic pistol.

4) Ron Mexico, eh sorry, Michael Vick.
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In March 2005, Sonya Elliott filed a civil lawsuit against Vick alleging she contracted genital herpes and cottage cheese crotch, due to - unprotected sex with a millionare athlete, good idea?. Elliot further alleged that Vick had visited clinics under the alias "Ron Mexico" to get treatments and thus knew of his condition. Many fans bought custom jerseys from with Vick's number 7 and the name "MEXICO" on the back, people are sick, the NFL banned customizing jerseys with the name Mexico before I could get mine. Dog lovers the world over hate this man and I suppose it's with good cause. Mike was the ringleader of an illegal dog fighting operation. If a dog lost or was too beat up from the fight, the dog got killed. Vick was convicted of this heinous crime and sentenced to some hard anal time behind bars. The good news is that Vick claims to be rehabilitated and even found Jesus while behind bars (Not Gee-zus, but hay-zues, vicks new latino lover). Although Vick failed a drug test for marijuana while behind bars, my suspicion is that Vick and his posse smoked large amounts of crack prior to bludgeoning the dogs. What Mike Vick did was wrong, it was terrible, and disgusting. But he paid his debt to society and is now back in the NFL so he slides back to number 4 on my list. Mr. Mexico lost an estimated 135 million dollars because of the dog fightin incident. GET EM!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday's Bruins game

I got to watch some of the Bruins game on Saturday against Calgary was a pretty good game. I have one major bitch though both of the goalie interference calls were BS especially the one against the Bruins. The guy had control of the puck cutting around a defenseman the goal came out of the net to poke check the puck and they made contact the GOALIE came to the bruin and the bruins got the penalty. I think it was a make up penalty for the one against Calgary which looked to me to be weak as well. I got news for the NHL it is FREAKING hockey! What is the new rule going to be you can't make contact with the goalie at all? I can see the in the crease violations and the ones in back of the net, but if you choose to come out of the net toward someone that is breaking in you have to expect to get hit or at least touched.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Top 10 athletes that fucked up - 7. 6. 5. NEW YORK edition.

Lets kick this installment off by making it an all New York offenders post.

7) Darryl Strawberry
Why is he making the list you may ask? First in the early 90's he failed to pay his child support, pretty standard for millionare athletes. Then on April 3, 1999, he was arrested for soliciting sex from a policewoman posing as a prostitute and for possessing cocaine, he was sentenced to 21 months probation. On September 11, 2000, in Tampa, Strawberry tried to drive to see his probation officer after taking painkillers. While driving, he blacked out, rear-ended another car, and then tried to drive away. An off-duty police officer witnessed the episode and arrested him at gunpoint. The next day, Strawberry admitted to the charges and his probation was changed to two years of house arrest. For starters, you cannot blame him for being a coke head; He played in New York from 1983-90, let's be far, nuns were the only non coke users in NY in the 80's. As for soliciting a prostitute, I see no harm in that, sounds like a brilliant idea. The REAL crime Strawberry committed was being a part of the 86' Mets that beat my Red Sox. Shame on you Darryl. Shame on you for breaking a young boy's heart. Even though I wasn't born yet. It's pretty obvious that he probably ingested his weight in cocaine on a daily basis. He ate it, snorted it and probably even found a way to use it as milk for his cheerios. Well done, sir.
More notable Strawberry dates include:
On October 25, 2000, Strawberry violated his house arrest and parole.
On November 9, he was sentenced to 40 days in jail with credit for time served.
On November 3, 2000, Strawberry told a judge in Tampa that he had lost his will to live.
November 30, he was released from jail and sent back to rehab.
On April 2, 2001, Strawberry was arrested for violating his house arrest and parole.
On May 1, he was sentenced to more time at a drug treatment center.
On March 12, 2002, Strawberry was back in jail for violating rules at the drug treatment center
On April 29, he was ordered to serve the 22-month suspended prison sentence from 1999.

6) Doc Gooden


Doc is another 1980s Met whose criminal accomplishments are every bit as impressive as his on-the-field successes. You knew the Doc was special early on after winning the Cy Young Award in 1985 at age 20, In 1986 the Mets won their first World Series in 17 years. At the team’s victory parade, Gooden didn’t show up, his team would cover for him by saying he overslept. Do you really think Gooden is number 6 on this list because he had a problem with sleeping or possibly because he was in the middle of a cocaine binge? Gooden tested positive for cocaine in 1987, twice more in 1994, picked up a DUI in 2003, and was most recently arrested for a domestic disturbance. A dependable performer that can be counted on regularly for drug and alcohol induced scuffs with the law. Following a few more seasons and a rape accusation, Gooden ended his career in 2001 by winning another World Series and lived a lavish life with this three championship rings and went on to get arrested for drunk driving, punching his wife in the face, and running from a police traffic stop.

5) Plaxico Burress
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I am not sure Plax actually committed a crime here, aside from being a complete and total idiot. The guy shot himself in the leg, almost his nuts, end of discussion. Sure you could argue that the bullet could have killed someone, but it didn't. To reiterate, this man is an asshole and a moron if for no other reason than going out to a club with a gun wearing sweatpants. What should you expect to happen if you shoot yourself? He lost a million dollars of bonus money he was due to recive. A search of Burress' New Jersey home turned up a 9 mm handgun, a rifle, ammunition and the bloody clothing believed to be worn by Burress on the night of his accidental shooting. Burress accepted a plea deal that would put him in prison for two years with an additional two years of supervised release. (For shooting his own dumb ass mind you). Burress hired a prison consultant to advise him on what to expect while in prison; He was told to expect both fights and a case of loose butthole. Burress was denied a work release from prison, and will continue to room with bubba until his release date. Spending 2 years in prison instead of making millions to catch a ball, Plax you fucked up.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I am F**ked

Well it is official my bracket is done! Kansas loses to number 9 Northern Iowa! I switched my pick to Kansas over Duke in the final! At least I am not alone 18 out of 29 in my pool took Kansas too!

Top 10 Athletes that fuc*ed up. 10, 9, 8.

O.J. Simpson Also currently known as Inmate #1027820, Tiger Woods, and Mike "Mr. I'll eat your children and fuck you" Tyson are far too easy to put on this list. You know the story. If not, your a communist.

Honorable mention - Best of the rest

Stephon Marbury - Makes all-star game, gets a tattoo on his head, and eats Vaseline all for your viewing pleasure
Ty Cobb - Beat up a one-handed heckler in the stands, involved in fixing games with Tris Speaker, and batted .366 for his career.
Sticky Icky Ricky Williams - Ricky Williams is a good running back, but when he’s not tearing up the grass, he’s smoking it (holistic medicine), and playing football in Canada. French fries and gravy, Eh?
Kevin Mitchell -Cut his girlfriend's cat's head off with a knife according to Dwight Gooden's autobiography Heat.

In an act of desperation so pathetic it inspires pity, some of the players on the Spaniards' gold medal-winning Paralympic basketball team turned out not be disabled at all. Did it work? The Spaniards were disqualified from the basketball competition and stripped of their title. There was no evidence of any wrongdoing in other Paralympic events, and we're going to accept that the rest of them were disabled. The alternative, which is that most of their athletes were normal and yet only finished third overall, is too sad to contemplate.

10) Hippolyte Acouturier (WTF who??)
A little out of left field, and not the level of fucking up that some people have achieved, but I liked this story, so here it goes.

In 1904, during only the second ever Tour de France, Hippolyte Acouturier thought he had found a foolproof way to sidestep those meddlesome rules that were impeding his chances of winning with little or no effort. You can't blame him, back then the Tour de France was mostly shenanigans, with some bike racing in between (for instance, Acouturier had lost the first Tour de France when someone spiked his water bottle). In fact, accounts of the first races say competitors used everything from nails and broken glass on the road, to itching powder in the opposing riders shorts to get an edge. At one point an angry mob randomly attacked some riders and had to be driven away with gunfire. Yes, bicycle racing was about a thousand times more awesome back then. Hippo came up with an awe-inspiring method of cheating that would leave other, lesser geniuses, scratching their head in wonder. He didn't simply grab hold of the bumper of some car and hold on for dear life, as a lesser man would have. No, he attached a wire to the bumper of the car, and on the other end of the wire was a hunk of cork that he would hold onto. With his teeth. While this plan has its merits, we can't help but think that a slip knot tied to his handlebars would have worked just as well. Only without the probable need for radical reconstructive dental surgery. Did it work? Hippolyte won four of the six stages, but lost the race to another guy who, as it turns out, was also cheating using some other method out of the Wile E. Coyote playbook. Organizers actually wound up disqualifying the top four finishers and awarded the race to fifth-place finisher Henri Cornet, who apparently was the only one who found a way to cheat that wasn't obvious from a half-mile away.
Im pretty sure Hyppo looked something like this with a classic turn of the century porn stache.

9) Tonya Harding - Little miss bad ass

She has had quite the little stumble from grace throughout her career. Practically no one, ever even gave a fuck about her until the clubbing of Nancy Kerrigan prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics. After that little speedbump, Tonya dabbled in ameteur porn. I couldn't leave her off the list, being the least subtle example of stupidty and cheating in sports. What gets forgotten, is that Tonya Harding was, at one time, really fucking good. She was the first American woman to complete a triple-axel jump. In 1991 she placed second in the World Figure Skating Championships. Around 1993, she started to fuck up. She sat out a competition after somebody called in a bomb threat against her (she called in the threat). She had wandered off from the medal ceremony at a US Championship, which was a problem because she was one of the people getting a medal. Then, at the 1994 US Figure Skating Championships, Harding presumably high on lithium and cat urine, hired Shane Stant to bust the shit out of Nancy Kerrigan's kneecap using a metal baton. Harding won the event after Kerrigan was forced to pull out. But after the inevitable arrest of Stant (kind of hard to get away with assaulting someone in front of reporters), Harding was prosecuted. Harding only avoided jail time after pleading guilty, and was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and a $160,000 fine. This was also backed up by stripping Harding of her title and banning her from all future sanctioned events. Although Harding got the last laugh, as she went on to have a successful career in amateur porn and female boxing.

8)Dennis Rodman - Marry Carmen Electra. What’s the worst that could happen?
Believe it or not Dennis Rodman actually played basketball and he was really good at it. He won five championships, two defensive player of the year awards, and led the league in rebounding seven years in a row which is quite the feat for someone that only stands at 6'8. But be honest, who wants to hear about that? Dennis Rodman wore a wedding dress to an autograph signing, married Carmen Electra while drunk and then fought her, and of course kicked a camerman in the balls. It all began in the early 1990’s when Rodman was found passed out in his car with a loaded rifle which he would later claim was to be used for suicide. Luckily for us and our entertaining pleasure, Rodman continued to live a very extravagant life by making himself a constant side-show on and off the court. In San Antonio that he began to dye his hair where it started blonde and then changed on a daily basis depending on his mood. In a game facing the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rodman tripped over cameraman Eugene Amos and did the natural response of kicking Amos in the nuts. Rodman was forced to pay the lightweight $200,000 in court. But onto his personal life! Rodman lost his virginity at 20 to a prostitute before downgrading to Madonna. Following their breakup, he married Carmen Electra while intoxicated where the two eventually got into a domestic dispute and divorced 10 days later. He has also claimed to be a bi-sexual, which explains the wedding dress, I guess. He finished off his productive off court career by getting into another domestic dispute in a Los Angeles hotel and was eventually sentenced to counseling and probation.
Dennis Rodman and Madonna. I dare you to get that disturbing image out of your head.


Friday, March 19, 2010

From ESPN interview with Cam Neely

Bruins vice president Cam Neely didn't hold back Friday on WEEI's "The Big Show" when discussing the team's dismal performance Thursday night against Pittsburgh and its stagnant season in general.

"I was disappointed last night," Neely said, citing a lack of emotion by the B's in the 3-0 loss to the Penguins. It was a game in which the Bruins attempted to defend the honor of teammate Marc Savard, who was the recipient of a blindside hit by the Penguins' Matt Cooke on March 7 in Pittsburgh. Shawn Thornton took on Cooke 1:58 into the first period Thursday, landed a few punches and received a 10-minute misconduct, but the intensity ended there.

the full story here

exactly what i said from the game they were getting booed

My bracket

Man my pool took some serious hits with vandy, nd, marquette, temple and george town!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bruins are standing still no energy not hitting finishing there checks WTF
Kind of impressed with how Pitt is clogging up the middle on us. Forcing us to shot from the edge and nothing getting to the goalie.

picture from my seat and link to youtube

First shift Thorton takes down Cooke
Thorton takes down Cooke first time on the ice

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Best QB's Top 10 list

The best quarterback in history is usually the quarterback who has won the most superbowls or has superman like stats. Or whoever is in the most commercials. Currently Peyton Manning is in at least 77.2% of all commercials so he is the best quarterback right now.

used best qb
These dudes have sex with more chicks in a month than we will our entire lives.

QB at a Glance
Quarterback is the hardest position on the field.
The quarterback touches the ball on nearly every offensive play.
Has a great deal of responsibility making decisions during the play.
Quarterback is the most important position on the field.
Quarterbacks get the hottest women on the planet.

Even if they look like Jeff Garcia.
used best qbused
And T.O. said he was gay.

The Position
The Quarterback position gets most of the credit when a team wins and gets most of the blame when a team loses. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the center, in the middle of the offensive line. Quarterbacks are the leaders of the offensive team, responsible for calling the play in the huddle. Every play starts with a "snap", an action where the offense's center gives the ball to the quarterback. After receiving the ball, the quarterback either throws a pass or hands it to another offensive player; in some cases, the quarterback will keep the ball in an attempt to run or "scramble" past the defense.

The Best
The best quarterbacks win Superbowls, right? Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw are the only quarterbacks with 4 Superbowl wins. Bradshaw is not really often considered one of the greatest due to the team he played on and his IQ of less than 4. Tom Brady and Troy Aikman have each won 3 Superbowls and Brady married Giselle (Which is way more impressive than winning a Superbowl). Joe Namath has won just 1 Superbowl and is usually considered one of the greatest (not by me) even though he threw more interceptions than touchdowns and had a QB rating of less than 70. But when win in New York, people forget that.

Usually Quarterbacks are ranked among there peers by wins, titles, and stats. The top ten quarterbacks are usually listed something like this.
1. Joe Montana
2. Johnny Unitas.
3. Peyton Manning
4. Tom Brady
5. John Elway
6. Dan Marino
7. Terry Bradshaw
8. Bart Starr 5× NFL champion (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967) Before merger
9. Roger Staubach
10. Brett Favre

Lists like this can be found everywhere. The order varies from list to list, but its usually the same 10. Everyone on any of these lists is cooler than you and had a much more kick ass life. So don't let to bother you if Manning is ahead of brady. I'm sure Brady is fine either way.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Final - BOS 5 CAR 2 - CAR: Cole 2 goals BOS: Recchi 1 goal, 1 assist BOS: Rask 30 saves. Nice hope this is a good sign for Thursday nights game against Cooke and the Penguins. Which I will be posting live from! Stand by for the pictures and live updates. For once I hope I am going to a boxing match to see a hockey game break out! Sorry old George Carlin line.
What a SURPRISE Thomas no show at OTA's

Nom Nom Nom. Bracket baby.

Let's see how much this changes before the tournament actually starts. And yes I did pick baylor over kentucky. I must be crazy.

Okay, it didnt fit so well. So while I tend to that issue. Here is the LINK for my complete Bracket.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday. BLAH. Fuck you rain.

Steve Stamkos is a scoring machine, and he leveled Matt Cooke on sunday.
---- See it HERE!!!!!!

My NCAA bracket will be up tommorow, maybe even later today.

So here it is, 2:30 on a monday. Im tired and it's raining. But enough about my misery, what's up with the sports scene today?

Hmmm okay, Sox in spring training action (Yawn). So far Baltimore 8, Boston 4. Mike Lowell returns, but at first instead of third. And he's 1 for 2 with a single. And Ortiz is now 3 for 21 this spring training, with a home run today. It's spring training so take it for what it is.

Bruins Game day

Bruins lost 3-2, to the Canadiens on Saturday.

Bruins facing off against the Devils tonight---BRUINS (30-25-12) at DEVILS (40-24-3) --- at 7:00 on NESN.

Last 10 -- Boston 6-3-1 **** New Jersey 4-5-1
--- The Devils hold a 2-0 lead in the season series
Playoff Picture
-----The Bruins
are currently 8th, just 1 point ahead of the Rangers.
------The Devils are 4th. And is 2 points behind Atlantic Division leading Pittsburgh

In the last three games, Patrice Bergeron has tallied 2 goals and 3 assists.
---The Bruins defense will have to deal with Ilya Kovalchuk, who has 2 goals and 2 assists over his last two games.

-- Injury Report --
----Boston, Savard is out, Miroslav Satan is questionable and Andrew Ference is doubtful.
----- NJ, Paul Martin is out.

And wow, Selanne injured again, what an injury plagued year, too bad. Heres the video.

3 days from now

Thu Mar 18, 2010, Bruins VS. Penguins 7:00 PM - Dont miss it. Blood Bath? Probably not.
Also on Thursday, March 18, 2010, the Boston Bruins will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 1970 Stanley Cup Championship.

Dont Forget, Bracket, tommorow, you will have it. And I shall reign supreme.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

An aside about the Colorado Avalanche.

The Aves rookies this year, KILLER YOUTH.

A big reason for Colorado’s success is the play of 5 Avs rookies. The “Freshman Five” have combined for 135 points, far more than any other NHL teams rookies. Three of them are among the top 10 NHL rookie scorers. Here are profiles of the Avs top 5 rookies.

MATT DUCHENE 18 years old
--67 games 23 goals 24 assists 47 points
Duchene was the 3rd overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the highest Avalanche draft pick ever and the highest pick for the franchise since Quebec picked Eric Lindros #1 in 1991.
*He was named NHL Rookie of the Month for December.
*He scored his first NHL point, an assist, in his first NHL game 10/1/2009.
*His first NHL goal came 10/17/09 at Detroit.
*Duchene is one of two 18 year olds ever to play
for the Avs.

RYAN O’REILLY 18 years old
--66 games 7 goals 14 assists 21 points
*He was Colorado’s second pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, 33rd overall.
*He is the other 18 year old to play for Colorado,
*O’Reilly got an assist in his first NHL game 10/1/09
*He scored his first NHL goal 10/15/09 in Montreal.
*He was the second youngest player in franchise history to make his NHL debut. He was 18 years, 236 days old when he played his first NHL game.

22 years old
-- 57 games 12 goals 20 assists 32 points
*Colorado’s 4th pick, 55th overall in the 2007 Draft.
*Played 11 games for the Avs in the 2008-09 season, getting 3 goals and 1 assist for 4 points. (still a rookie)

RYAN WILSON 22 years old - Defenseman -
--53 games 3 goals 14 assists 17 points
*His rights were obtained from Calgary in March, 2009.
*He started the season with the Avs farm team in Lake Erie, playing 3 games for the Monsters. He was called up on 10/12/09 and made his NHL debut on 10/15/09./
*He scored his first NHL goal 11/17/09 at Calgary.

BRANDON YIP 22 years old
--26 games 11 goals 7 assists 18 points
*Colorado’s 7th pick, 239th overall in 2004 Draft.
*Yip injured his hand during the preseason and missed the first two months of the season.
*He got his first NHL goal 12/22/2009 against Anaheim.
*Yip played four years for Boston University, capping his collegiate career with the 2009 NCAA championship.

And mention to the young, but not rookie, big time players for Colorado

Chris Stewart-- 62 Games 25 goals 29 assists 54 points
Paul Stastny-- 67 Games 14 Goals 50 assists 64 points
Kyle Quincey-- 65 Games 5 Goals 20 assists 25 points - Defense-


Friday, March 12, 2010

Oh boy, Nomar, not again dude.

Well, my previous post may have been a bit premature. I still admire Nomar as a ball player, but his sensitivity is RIDICULOUS. This is about an interview Nomar gave to 98.5 the sports hub to show hosts Gary Tanguay and Andy Gresh (filling in for Scott Zolak).

I think both hosts went out of their way to do a hard hitting interview with the utmost tact and respect. They asked him about steroids without attacking or accusing, and even avoided actually saying the word steroids. There was one small rant were Andy Gresh referred to Nomar as a loser, that was a bit harsh, but it was an opinion he had the balls to share.

The problem isn't the interview, I listened to it, and Nomar actually handled the questions well (for the first time in his life). But following the interview the unexpected happend; Nomar on a 1 day contract with the Boston Red Sox called the Sox PR staff and bitched. Yup, he did it again, mere hours after becoming a 1 day Red Sox player bitched about an interview.

The ironic thing is that he is becoming a member of the media that he has despised for so long. Good start Nomie, good fucking start. So he lies to everybody claiming he never wanted to leave the team (Which back in 2004 he did), he asks theo and the guys with the sox to do this favor for him, he uses the red sox to help his "brand" as he moves on to his new career (Retiring as Nomar of the Red Sox, probably carries more weight than Nomar of the Athletics), he does the interview rounds. And sure enough, he reverted to being a cry baby bitch. This situation was good for him, what did it do for team? Nothing. This was something that was done FOR Nomar.

I like 98.5 the sports hub, and now because of an interview with a cry baby player WHO ISN'T EVEN A MEMBER OF THE TEAM ANY MORE, the Red Sox have informed 98.5 The Sports Hub that they will no longer give interviews to Tanguay and Zolak. That is LAME, good job Nomar. Your'e a dick once again, it happend quick.

At least he gave me a story to write about.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nomar, Nomar, Nomar, Wherefore art thou Nomar? Back In Boston, HELL yeah.

Where to begin..? On Wednesday morning, former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra retired from baseball after signing a one-day contract with the Red Sox in order to retire with the fabled B on his hat.

"I've always had a recurring dream, to be able to retire in a Red Sox uniform," Garciaparra said at a press conference at City of Palms Park. "Thanks to Mr. Henry, Mr. Werner, Mr. Lucchino and Theo, today I get to fulfill that dream and retire as a Red Sox."

I wasn't sure how to feel about all of this. On the one hand being 22, Nomar was my first "favorite" player, as a matter of fact, Nomar remains one of my favorite players even after his departure. For the majority of his time in Boston, he was a warrior, everybody remembers the picture of Jeter going into the stands for a ball while nomar was on the bench, but Nomar WAS that warrior. Nomar, night in and night out put his body on the line without giving it a second thought, I remember that Nomar. I remember the Nomar that burst on the scene as a rookie in 1997, hitting 30 home, 98 RBI(s), 209 hits, 44 doubles, and a .306 average. He was named Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote, competed in the Home Run Derby, and finished eighth in MVP voting. While in a Red Sox uniform for 9 years he gave us 178 home runs, 690 RBI(s), a .323 average, and two seasons batting over .350.

But there was also the Nomar that hated baseball, hated the spotlight, and he grew to hate the Boston Red Sox on his way out the door. He cried about the harsh media treatment, despite the fact the weak Boston media is very easy on all the superstars, and was very easy on him - most members of the media that it.

Boston's favorite curmudgeon Dan Shaughnessy said it best in his column, I hate to be the fly in the punch bowl here, but yesterday’s lovefest involving Nomar Garciaparra and the Red Sox was truly nauseating. If Nomar had been hooked up to a polygraph, the machine would have exploded. Once again Shaughnessy at his best.

Despite his short comings, six years later he came back to Boston, putting on the iconic red B cap for one last time. He brought to a close his career, ended the tension between himself and the fans, and once again made me a true fan. He wasn't an alcoholic, he never struck his wife, and he never commited a crime. He was generious and caring, he worked with charities. He wasn't hostile with the fans. (maybe a little at the end, but lucchino was pushing his out the door at the time.) He played eight seasons on Fenway green. He hit .357 and .372 in back-to-back seasons, and carried a .323 career average with the sox. He was one of the best hitters and draft picks, that the Red Sox have had. Chances are slim that he gets the nod for Cooperstown, Nomar's Baseball Reference page, But now that he retired here in Boston, he can be in the Red sox Hall of fame - hopefully.

Now lets see how he does as a baseball analyst, and a member of the same media he was despised.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bruins Game Day Baby - Bs vs leafs preview - Fuck you Matt Cooke

BRUINS (29-24-11) at MAPLE LEAFS (20-33-12)
Puck drops at 7 on NESN Last 10 -- Boston 6-2-2; Toronto 3-6-1

Team Comparison --
Team G W L OTL Pts Standings GF GA Road/Home
Boston 64 29 24 11 69 4th, Northeast 157 164 15-11-5 Road
Toronto 65 20 33 12 52 5th, Northeast 168 220 11-14-5 Home

Facts to know --
--The Leafs, are 0 for 25 with the man advantage in their last five games.
--Former Bruin Phil Kessel, traded to Toronto, doesn’t have a point in four games against his former team. FAIL
--Tuukka Rask, 2-1-0 with a 2.01 GAA this season versus Toronto

Team Stats Leaders--
Goals Assists
Sturm, Bos, 19 / Kessel, Tor, 22 Chara, Bos, 30 / Kaberle, Tor, 40
Points Plus/Minus
Bergeron, Bos, 38 / Kaberle, Tor, 46 Sturm, Bos, 7 / Gunnarsson, Tor, 6

Season series -- Match number 5 out of 6 for the Northeast Division rivals. All four of the previous games have been won by the home team. The Bruins crushed the Leafs by 7-2 and 5-2 scores. The last time these teams met on March 4, Tim Thomas made 24 saves, and the Bruins won in a shoot out. Toronto's win came when Jonas Gustavsson posted his first NHL shutout on Dec. 19.

Savard Headline / Cooke is a scumbug -- Marc Savard, who already missed 23 games this season with injuries, suffered a concussion after losing consciousness when he took an a dirty, deliberate, arm-to-the-head hit on Sunday from Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke (resident pittsburgh scum bag and coward) with 5:37 left in the third period. Savard was attended to by medial personnel, placed on a stretcher, and removed from the ice. He was diagnosed with a Grade 2 concussion. Savard was not in the hospital but stayed in Pittsburgh Sunday night and was to fly home Monday.

Savard / Cooke Rant -- Thornton, where the fuck is Thornton, Savard gets assaulted and cooke still has a head? Okay, Im not saying kill the guy, but somebody should have made a statement and dropped the gloves, thus putting cooke on his scumbag ass. If anybody else on the team is hit like that, who is the first person over there? SAVARD!! This guy (okay now I sound like John Gruden), but this guy is the best player on the team and the Bruins take that lying down? What happens if Terry O'reilly is coaching this team? And I dont want to hear about the 2 fucking points, no savard = no playoff wins PERIOD. This team needs marc savard to be competetive. Savard is gone, so forget the 2 points, which pittsburgh eventually took anyway. Marc Savard should be disgusted with his team mates, and if Julien told them not to retaliate, FUCK JULIEN. Fraude Julien is not the coach this team needs, i tried to stick by him, but his style has neutered this Bruins team. Thornton, Chara, Lucic, Begin are the guys I hold most accountable, the guys that can throw the fists a little, but the whole team let me down. This is rock bottom, a 10 game winless streak hurt, but watching the bruins turn into pussies is too much to stomach.

Now, back to the hit and the lack of retaliation. The four officials on the ice didn't see the hit, thus there was no penalty. Even Bruins coach Claude Julien admitted he didn’t see it live. How many players on the ice, or even on the bench, saw the play?

Bruins Big Picture:
The Boston Bruins were hoping to use the post-Olympic portion of the NHL schedule to begin to show some consistency and start peaking heading into the playoffs. Instead, they’re stuck dealing a familiar problem - an injury to Marc Savard. The two time All-Star is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion from a brutal blindside hit in Boston’s latest game, leaving the Bruins to continue their seven-game road trip Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs without their top forward. 20 games left in the regular season, and no cushion to speak of in their fight for a playoff spot. A great record wouldn't guarantee anything, but a terrible record would probably kill the Bruins' playoff chances. The Bruins have won 6 of their last 8 games and have taken points in 8 of their last 10 contests to move into the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference with 69 points. Tonight in Toronto is a MUST WIN, the Maple Leafs ranked 28th, in a 30-team league; the Bruins can't leave without 2 points. It doesn't feel like it, after splitting two games since the Olympic break and doing nothing at the trade deadline, but the Bruins are fairly hot (5-1-2 over the past eight games), and have established themselves as a solid team away from home (14-10-5). They went 4-0-0 going into the Olympic break.

Injury Report --
-Bruins-- Savard (concussion) will be sidelined indefinitely. Defenseman Andrew Ference (groin) is in Boston.
-Maple Leafs-- will be without forward Fredrik Sjostrom (shoulder) while center Mikhail Grabovski (broken wrist) could make his return. Defensemen Mike Van Ryn (knee) and Mike Komisarek (shoulder) are out for the year.