Great arm, great eyes, poor taste in cinema.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Great arm, great eyes, poor taste in cinema.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
I must confess...the only sport I really watch and love is baseball. Things get a bit boring for me in the winter when it's not on. At least I have meetings and signings and reports to get me through.
On the Padres front, Kevin Towers is (like always) gunning for pitchers (instead of, oh I dunno, players who can hit over .250? I know, I know. It's just too crazy!) and K . Tow likes his pitchers like he likes his whores: old and cheap. So we signed Randy Wolf and Mark Prior...both coming off serious surgeries, both over 25 and both rumored to be "done." If these guys come out and pitch to their potential, the Padres would be pretty effing unbeatable (with Peavy, Young and Maddox rounding out the rotation. Oh how I love those three). However, if they pitch like they had major surgery in the past two years (which they both did), expect to see some AAA call ups to cover their asses. I mean, pitchers win baseball games in San Diego. We couldn't possibly try and win by hitting the ball well. That would just be too ridiculous.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
If you have not seen the "2 girls 1 cup" video, please don't, unless you want to have this reaction:
Hope everyone had a great x-mas. Here is your Inspriational Sports Quote of the Day-
“A lot of people understand what not saying anything means, so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot.”
Hall of Fame center and NBA analyist Bill Walton
Monday, December 24, 2007
And since the Denver Donkeys blow...
Let it Cro, Let it Cro, Let it Cro...
(Thanks to BoltHype for posting this sweet Cromartie highlight mix)
The day is finally here, Happy Chist-kwannza-kah!
LT doing the right thing for x-mas. Go Bolts!
Friday, December 21, 2007
This is probably the sweetest thing to be played on any jumbotron in the history of mankind. Makes you realize how far the NBA has fallen, no game or player today comes close to matching the excitement and intensity that hearing this music gave basketball fans. Please enjoy the Chicago Bulls intro, to the tune of "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
-Bowl Season begins tonight as Navy plays Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl at the Murph. The Betting Fool likes Navy on the money line, and also has some things to say about ESPN's reaction to the Mitchell Report. [SFGate.com]
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Before getting into specifics, let me point out one thing: Joe Buck is a fucking idiot, and should actually change his name to Joe Fuck.
Last Sunday's Cowboys game was a milestone in NFL history. However, understanding what took place involves comprehending a complex mathematical equation with multiple variables. But we here at PHN are more than happy to dumb it down an color code it for ya'll.
First, you have the asshole above, Joe Fuck, who's value will be labeled "FUCK," since that's what everyone says when they hear he is announcing a game that they plan to watch.
Next is Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, and we will simply assign him his initials "TR."
Third we have TR's erstwhile concubine Miss Jessica Simpson, aka "3 D's" for obvious reasons.
What happens next is complicated, so grabbing a hot cup of Yerba Mate might help:
1) Tony Romo (TR) decides to start dating Jessica Simpson (3 D's).
2) Joe Fuck assigned to call Cowboys/Eagles game for Fox. TR is playing in this game, and 3 D's is watching from the luxury box.
3) FUCK tells us how manly and legendary TR is, then obviously analy fondles himself (A) over 3 D's and her pink Cowboys jersey:
Ergo, the sum of said events is as follows-
Jessica Simpson (3 D's) + Joe Buck (FUCK) + Tony Romo (TR) + Anal self-fondling (A)
You can carry the (D's) and the (A), since a variable in any equation with all douchbags is commutative like that.
Therefore, we come to the conlclusion that:
Friday, December 14, 2007
Apparently the Bills hired a comic book artist to produce this, and have been playing it at Rich Stadium when Marshawn makes a big play. Pretty sweet, thanks to 100% Injury Rate for posting this.
Have a great weekend, and here is your Insprirational Sports Quote of the Day:
"The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood."
-College football coaching legend Lou Holtz
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Eh is about all I can muster. Nothing really shocking about the Mitchell Report names (in fact the “fake” reports surfacing just hours before the real list were much more interesting). The truly evil woman within is really happy to see Kevin Brown’s name on the list (that what you get for whoring yourself to the Dodgers, asshole) and I’m happy so few Padres made the list, but otherwise, this story is pretty disappointing.
OK, looks like I missed a few names. (Sorry, but I am supposed to be doing my actual job here). Here is a full list.
OK, after skimming the report, here is the "list," as far as I can tell. They're listed under the source by which Mitchell found them.
Kirk Radomski, former Mets Trainer
Larry BigbieChad Allen
Jerry Hairston, Jr
Paul Lo Duca
Gary Bennett, Jr
Exavier “Nook” Logan
The biggest names in the Mitchell Report appear to be Clemens, Pettite, Tejada, Sheffield, the Giambi brothers and (obviously) Bonds. A few smaller but significant names are Kevin Brown, Paul Lo Duca, Benito Santiago, Eric Gagne and Mo Vaughn. Ken Caminiti, Rafael Palmiero, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire - they're all mentioned, but we already knew that.
So far, I don't see any bombshells. All of these guys had been suspected before. No Pujols, Jeter, Rodriquez, Guerrero or anything like that.
This report has lead me and my co-workers to design a new game. I'll call it Steroid Search. Since the report doesn't have a basic list, you go to the top of the report PDF, press Ctrl F on your keyword, and type your favorite player's name into the "Find" box. Click "next," and see if his name comes up. For you Padres fans, you can give yourself and your friends a mild heart attack by searching "Gwynn." (Tony is in there, but don't worry, its only quoting him on how bad steroids are).
For the record, Nomar is not in there, and Vaughn appears to have used steroids after leaving the Red Sox. Not too many Sox names in there, which might get Mitchell (who works for the team) in some trouble.
Mitchell's press conference is live on TV, CNN.com and ESPN.com. You can read the whole report here. The report does not appear to include a list, but names are sprinkled througout. Clemens is in there.
Mitchell said all 30 MLB clubs are effected.
* Things that have just been reported on other sites
** Dave, Lora and Me
*** Bad jokes
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Pro – No Losses. OK, that sounds like a biggest “duh” ever written, but seriously, you can’t overstate how nice it is to never come into work Monday morning thinking of all the would of, could of should ofs from the day before; or to look at your teams schedule on the Web site and see nothing but Ws. It’s really unbelievable.
Con – The Loss Could Come Later. Do you have any idea how slim the odds are that a team will go 19-0? Neither do I, but I know they’re miniscule. As the team goes further and further along without a loss, it only increases the odds that a loss will come in the playoffs. Going 16-0 and getting bounced in the playoffs would really suck.
Pro – The Attention. The rest of America is sick to death of the Patriots, but as anyone who lives out of their favorite teams market knows, it can be tough to fully keep up with your team. You don’t get to see all the games and don’t always have time to scan the Internet. When your team is losing, this is even harder because the national media isn’t paying attention. When your team is gunning for history, the national media piles it on, and for exiled fans, it’s almost like being home again.
Con – The Attention. Bill Belichick is a master at shielding his players from everything that’s going on around them, but he couldn’t shield them from 3 consecutive night games. The Patriots performances against Philly and B-more proved the schedule took a toll.
Pro – Records Might Get Broken. Aside from 16-0, or even 19-0, the Patriots are on the path to some individual records this year too. Tom Brady could break the single season touchdown pass mark, and Randy Moss could break the touchdown reception record. If the team still has a chance at perfection, Belichick – the ultimate team-over-individual guy – will leave keep putting his starters out even with the playoffs locked up. This will increase their chances of getting those records.
Con – Players Might Get Broken. Regularly, Brady, Moss, Harrison and a few others probably wouldn’t even play the last few games of the year. But if the perfect season is still on the line, they’ll have to.
Pro – A Place in History. The 2007 Patriots have a chance to be recognized as the greatest football team ever and finally wipe that smug look off the ’72 Dolphins’ faces.
-After being KO'd in the tenth round by Floyd Mayweather in Vegas, British boxer Ricky "The People's Champ" Hatton will step back down to the light welterweight class. [London Times]
-Steeler's running back Nejeh Davenport poops in hampers, and according to Rich Eisen, plops touchdowns. [AOL Fanhouse]
-Arizona State will face Texas for the first time ever, as they face off at The Murph for this year's Holiday Bowl. Is there a legitimate case for ASU being left out of the BCS? Naaahhhh... [Sun of Sparky]
-In rememberance of epic San Diego choke jobs, watch the finale to SDSU's collapse against Iowa in the '86 Holiday Bowl here. [HolidayBowl.com]
-Padres GM Kevin Towers returned from baseball's winter meetings without a fix for their outfield disaster. Nick Canepa and the rest of the natives are getting restless. [SignonSanDiego]
-Lakers center Andrew Bynum: not a bust after all? [LA Times]
-Late addition: 49ers head coach Mike Nolan continues his bid to be fired at year's end, as QB Alex Smith rips his coach for turning his teammates against him. This is what happens when you mess with Highlanders. [San Jose Mercury News]
Happy Tuesday, and here is your Inspirational Sports Quote of the Day:
"Don't eat fried food, it angries up the blood"
-Former Indians and Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
OK, so apparently the Angels weren’t as zeroed in on Miguel Cabrera as it appeared. Yesterday the Tigers traded 3 top prospects and 3 eh prospects to the Marlins for Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis. This gives them a lineup that includes Cabrera, Magglio Ordonez, Curtis Granderson, Gary Sheffield and Ivan Rodriguez, and a rotation that features Willis, Justin Verlander and Jeremy Bonderman.
Everyone in the American League is officially not looking forward to playing the Tigers.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Johan Alexander Santana Araque, 28-year-old left-hander with two Cy Youngs and a Gold Glove. One year left on a four year, $39.75 million contract.
Their Offer: The Bombers have reportedly offered young phenom pitcher Phil Hughes, outfielder Melky Cabrera and third player, rumoured to be a mid-level prospect. Not a bad deal for the Twins; even though Santana is in his prime and a proven Über-Ace, Cabrera is a tough out and Hughes has looked great in limited starts. The Twins would get back a good young pitcher and add a desperately needed outfielder since Tori Hunter split for Anaheim. Too much for the Yankees to give up? Hard to say.
The Wrench: In an attempt to establish himself as a king pin out of the same mold as his dad, Hank Steinbrenner has begun making lavish and potentially unwise demands. He apparently told the Twins that they must take or leave the Yankees’ offer by today, Dec. 3. The Twins were reportedly not impressed.
Odds it will happen: 40%*
The Red Sox
Their Offer: Seems to change hourly, but most recent reports say the Sox are willing to part with pitcher Jon Lester, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and blue chip prospects Jed Lowrie (infielder) and Justin Masterson (Pitcher). Maybe not all four. Maybe. Lester is nowhere near the caliber of Santana and Masterson is unproven, but Ellsbury has proven to be a dynamo. On paper this deal probably favors the Sox. In reality….
The Wrench: ...Red Sox fans have fallen head over heals for Ellsbury and with good cause – he’s one of the more exciting young players I’ve ever seen. The Sox already have a well-stocked rotation that won them a world series. As much as I like Coco Crisp, they have a chance to upgrade at center field. If Santana has a lackluster adjustment year and Ellsbury wins Rookie of the Year for the Twins, Sox brass will have a major headache on their hands.
Odds it will happen: 35%*
Their Offer: Rumours are starting that whatever they’re seeing, its not what the Twins want. And Santana apparently isn’t chomping at the bit to leave Minnesota. The Twins could hold on to him and trade him next year, or even possibly scrape together the cash to extend his contract. He’d be worth it.
The Wrench: The Twins probably feel a bit like South America during the Cold War right now: it doesn’t matter who’s the US and who’s the USSR – a tiny team has something two Super Powers want, and the big guys don’t care what they have to do and who they have to screw over to get it.
Odds it will happen: 25%*
* Based on my own guess work, not actual math. I hate math.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
-Oregon takes on Oregon State this weekend in the traditional Civil War game. One man's cry: Bring back the Platypus Trophy! Sign the petition here.[The Oregonian]
-In light of the Patriots near loss last weekend, ESPN "anal cyst" Emmit Smith thinks he know how to beat them. The secret is a good running game and the ability "masturbate the ball down the feel." It's almost sad that this is funny. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]
-Adam Rank is THE Big West hoops blogger, and he recaps UCSB's upset of UNLV on Tuesday. That's right, Ole bitches, let the tortilla tossing and couch burning commence! [AOL FanHouse]
-Sean Taylor memorial t-shirts for sale, all proceeds donated to charity as specified by the Taylor family [Bucktown Tees]
-Both the Royals and Blue Jays will bring powder blue back to the diamond in the form of updated alternate uni's. I'm guessing this will eventually turn into a "Kurk Gems" topic. [Home Run Derby]
Thursday should be the new Friday.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
George Steinbrenner, aka "The King of Del Boca Vista"
Closely Resembles: That rich uncle who drives an expensive douchbag sports car at the age of 50 and is on his 3rd hot wife. Yet every Christmas you get a card from Save-On with a $25 gift certificate to the Coffee Bean. And you TOLD him Starbucks was right next to your work. He is Scrooge meets Pacman Jones.
What to get: Anything you already have of value that is in it's orginal packaging. Take it to Barnes and Nobles and make the vounteer PTA mom wrap it for free. Fuck this guy.
Ted Turner aka "The ATL-ien"
Asking Santa for: Knowledge of the vast outer reaches of the universe and new life forms. These could be untapped markets for World Championship Wrestling and re-runs of The Nanny.
Owns: San Diego Padres, shady computer companies, hotels/developments that attract douchebags and Texans, Dave Winfield.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Friends and family place flowers on the doorstep of the Taylor home in Palmetto Bay, Florida.
Friday, November 23, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
The B man will probably never see the inside of a gray bar hotel, and honestly I don’t think he should. I am a baseball purist; if I didn’t root for an American League team and worship at the altar of David Ortiz, I would hate the designated hitter rule. I wish more pitchers went the full 9 innings and it bothers me when guys don’t run out ground balls. So naturally I can’t stand that so many guys did/do steroids, and used their help to break some of the most hallowed records in the game. But the thing is, more and more evidence is coming out that everyone was doing it. Juiced up hitters were being celebrated for slamming homeruns off juiced up pitchers who were being celebrated for somehow getting better after their 37th birthdays. In real life “everyone was doing it” isn’t an excuse, but in sports it almost is. If 80 percent of your opponents are using something to get an edge and you’re not …well, there’s a fine line between being noble and being a chump is all I'm saying.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Jake Peavy has officially unanimously won the CY Young award. This should really come as no surprise as he lead the NL in wins, ERA and strikeouts. Now, maybe next year, he can win a playoff game. That would be a pleasant surprise.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
It was announced today that the 2008 MLB season will begin in Japan with a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland A's at the Tokyo Dome. The part of me that loves the Olympics and went to all three San Diego games of the World Baseball Classic thinks this is a really cool idea. The part of me that doesn't want my team to start the season with two 13-hour flights kind of hates it. I've heard the players aren't too jazzed, but ballplayers whine about everything. I guess we'll just have to see.
*According to about.com, kakkoii means "cool" in Japanese. Apologies to any Japanese speakers if I'm wrong.
Monday, November 12, 2007
The other two citizens of Pink Hat Nation got the day off for Veteran’s Day (just another reason you should get a government or quasi-government job, kids) so I’ll take it upon my hard-laboring self to say, “YAY CHARGERS! TAKE THAT PEYTON MANNING!!”
Though the Patriots are my one true love when it comes to the NFL, I like to flirt with the Chargers since I’m living in their city, and yesterday they pulled off a much needed win against the “mighty” Colts. Actually, the Chargers defense pulled off a much needed win; their offense did everything they could to cough up the game. After going up 23-0 in the first half, the Colts put up 21 in the second and despite 6(!) Manning interceptions, the Chargers couldn’t get anything else done. Luckily, Adam Vinatieri shanked a field goal late in the 4th quarter and the Colts couldn’t catch up.
So now the Chargers are 5-4. Best in the West! Erik Weddle had a decent game, so expect more (and better) analysis from Dave later this week.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
With this year's cover boy, Vince Young, clearly immune to any kind of bad fortune (I mean, the guy wins basically every game while throwing for 60 yards and two interceptions), the curse had to befall another unfortunate individual.
And this past week the Madden Gods struck down Chargers defensive end Luis Castillo, who glossed this year's first edition of "Madden Espanol," where everything from game menus to announcing is in Spanish. Last week against the Vikings, Castillo tore tendons in his right ankle, and is expected to miss six weeks, if not more. The struggling Chargers need all the help they can get, and now who knows if they have the manpower to even make the playoffs. At least Chiefs running back Larry Johnson looks like he'll be hanging out with Jay-Z for the rest of the year instead of playing NFL Football due to injury, so the Bolts (believe it or not), are still in the driver's seat when it comes to the AFC West.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
It’ll only be used to address so-called “boundary calls:” when there is a dispute over a ball being fair or foul, if its hard to tell if it got out for a home run or just bounced off the top of the wall, if a fan interfered, etc. It won’t be used for balls and strikes, even though the only good thing (if you can call it that) to come out of FOX’ playoff coverage was the “Fox Trax” feature showing us just how often home plate umps are off.
One of my favorite things about baseball is the inherent unfairness of it all: the blown calls, the total reliance on flawed human beings. But I’m still in favor of this. The biggest argument against instant replay in baseball has always been that the games are long enough as it is, and it would be ridiculous to use IP for every pitch. But using it for foul balls and homeruns shouldn’t take any more time than it already does for the manager to run on the field and kick up dust in protest, and you’ll get the right call more often. I say let’s got to tape!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
When Michael Jordan’s Bulls were dominating the NBA in the mid-90s, we were told we were witnessing the greatest basketball player in the history of the game. And we probably were.
The city of Buffalo has been dumped on over the years for their bad/choking sports teams, and the verdict over at Rumors & Rants is is that Buffalo reigns supreme as "America's Biggest Sports Loser." Even off the field, ex-Bills running back(and former University of Miami star) Willis McGahee slammed the Buffalo scene, implying that places like Applebee's and Dave & Busters are not suitable establishments for an athlete of his caliber.
While South Beach it's not, NEW Bills running back Marshawn Lynch proves that there are few places in America more happening than Buffalo in this ESPN "Mayne Event" segment that a Rochester fan put up on youtube. Usually, I think these segments are contrived and boring, but this is one of the few that's entertaining, largely because Marshawn gets to be Marshawn.
There is no better ambassador of Hyphy to upstate New York, and without further or due, we present both his latest, and greatest:
The Mayne Event. This guy must have an S load of tickets.
Gettin his swerve on in celebration of a big win over Washington. Homeboy tried to Ghost Ride the Whip, but it's hard to put maintanance carts in neutral, apparently.
Ladies of Buffalo, cop that rookie card!
Hope you enjoy, and happy Thursday everyone.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
-A 2007-08 preview of every single NBA player. Can't wait for Bob Sura to posterize Shaq. [Free Darko]
-Did Grant Fuhr steal his 29 year old son's record collection? Or maybe he just thinks Brandon Boyd is hot? [PhoenixCoyotes.com]
-Nothing to do with sports, but sheepskin sandals sound like a great idea. [Bonsai Sheepskin]
-Your 2008 Bulter University hoops preview. For everyone who needs their daily dose of AJ Graves. [Construda]
-Free agent ceterfielder Mike Cameron is a stim junkie. [FanHouse]
-De Cort Shee-leeng (Curt Schilling, in non-Dominican) has a list of teams he would like to play for. Yes, we all have to care, it's the law. [38 Pitches]
Monday, October 29, 2007
That's right, interception numero uno for Eric Weddle. Sage Roselfels, thanks for the dying quail out of your own endzone. Somehow there's no picture of this on the Chargers website or Yahoo, so if anyone finds one, please send it so it can be posted. But Arnold in Bolts gear is ALMOST equally as awesome.
So Dean, if your daughter is Alyssa Milano, and she ever gets kidnapped, hunt the guy down and impale him with a lead pipe.
In celebration, here is a great, great video about the University of Utah's Pro Day, where NFL scouts work-out players. Just goes to show you that a lot of hard work goes in before guys take the field on Sundays, and not a lot separate those who make the cut and those who go back to working at Kroger's.
And Belichik, if you're listening, don't ever offer to pay for my drinks, 'cause I'll run up the tab like you run up the score.
ZING!!!! I'll be here all week.
And is it possible that everything is coming up Norv-alous?
Yay, my fantasy team won this week! What's the pot this year, anyways?
Sunday, October 28, 2007
A lot of people thought Red Sox fans lost their identity when Boston finally won it all in 2004. That's bollocks. Yeah, it feels like we've been here before - but here is heaven.
OK, I know you're all sick of Red Sox posts, so if you can't rejoice in the sweet taste of a Boston victory, take solace in the fact that I won't be talking about the Olde Towne Team for a while .... at least until the hot stove heats up. When's that, next week?
This weekend CBS presented us with the Florida v. Georgia game played in Jacksonville, known archaically as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party." Apparently three people have died from post-game partying at this event since 2004.
As for the acutual game, it appears that Matt Stafford, Knowshon Moreno and Mohammed Massoquoi are big, sexy beasts, and they helped lead the 'Dawgs to a 42-23 upset. For the third time this season the Red Sea has failed to part for Tebow, possibly leading some to downgrade his status from "All Powerful Diety" to merely an "Olympian Harbinger of Doom."
All in all, a great experience. If nothing else, it hopefully spoiled Gator-lover Erin Andrews' day. Either way, you KNOW this guy is pissed:
*Late addendum. Don't know how I forgot to include this touchdown celebration by Georgia (in which the entire team rushes the field), but watch the whole minute and a half and you will be rewarded with a slow motion butt-dance.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
-Yes, it's almost time for Fantasy Hoops again. Point guard rankings are a good place to start. [Empty the Bench]
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Just an FYI, the Union Tribune has a Wildfires Blog, and it's a good resource regarding various issues if you have been affected by the fires, want to help or are just curious about what's going on.
And no, Deadspin commentors, this is not the result of Norv Turner "burning another team/city to the ground." Sick bastards.
Lots of people are screwed right now, and SD appreciates any good vibes and/or karma sent down this way. Peace out, and hopefully everyone can stay positive.
Local authorities struggle to contain the chaos and violence amongst bloodthirsty evacuees at Qualcomm Stadium.