Posted on: October 28, 2008 11:07 am

How can I stay mad at you (NBA)?

I am seeking guidance for the following moral dilema.

I am considering bringing the NBA back into my life.

I had dumped it. Moved back to my first love, the college game. The NBA had changed from what it was when I
was growing up and what it had changed to, was something I didn't want to be a part of.
What was it that made me turn my back to the game?
One game:
November 19, 2004, The Palace at Auburn Hills

That was the last straw. How could fans have gotten so out of hand? How could players have let their emotions get the
better of them? I wanted no more to claim that I was an NBA fan.
But, like a victim of spousal abuse, with bruises still fresh all over my body, I am considering giving the NBA a second chance.
Has the league and fans learned a lesson from that incident between players & fans?
I want to like the NBA. There's not much to watch on Friday nights.

Category: NBA
Posted on: September 24, 2008 12:43 pm

Nebraska back where they belong! In the spotlight

Been a while since I've done one of these. What a time to be a sports fan. History is set to take place as
the Chicago Cubs are poised to take the 2008 playoff plunge as back to back division winners! (A rarity!)
And the Nebraska Cornhuskers are about to be thrust upon the nation once again
Va Tech this Saturday 8pm ABC
Then Mizzou the following week this time 9pm ET ESPN

Ah yes
Back in their rightful place amongst the elite. (well, once we've knocked off Va Tech and Mizzou....for starters)

No one on national sports TV has mentioned these Huskers as a serious threat to the Big 12 North.
I see the way this team plays. They have a heart and swagger that has seriously been absent from the previous coaching regime.
Pelini has a warm, open communication with AD Dr.Tom Osborne
Hell, I just read that Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson has been talking with Osborne about running the option!!
Well, certain parts of it or a variation of it. Something like that.  QB Joe Ganz has already been scrambling in a few plays.
Didn't he just score a rushing TD against N.M. State?

I know the Huskers will never be again like they were from 1970 - 2001. All I ask is to see them back in the national spotlight.
To be proud to say I grew up in Nebraska and listened to the voices of Lyle Bremser, Adrian Fiala, Kent Pavelka and Gary Sadllemeyer
and Warren Swain

As always Go Cubs Go! and Go Big Red There is no place like Nebraska 
Posted on: July 11, 2008 5:32 am

Hard work pays off in the end, right?

I old's been a while since I've done one of these entries....
Just got off of work (I work the 3rd shift) and tonight was one of the worst nights of work
I have had. But I wasn't alone; seems a few other workers got chewed out for
the stupidest things...workers who for the most part are dedicated & dilligent...

I was talked to because I used the bathroom after a 15min break.
Where's the problem in that? It maybe takes 1-2 min at the most for a man to urinate

" Well during break you should have gone,"
he says "I didn't have to gone then" I reply
I'm 26 f*- -ing years old. When I gotta go to the restroom, I gotta go.
You may be my manager, but you can't control my bowels.

I should have pulled down my pants and pissed on his leg there in the store

But I digress. If I complain to someone, nothing will come of it.
I'm going to sit here in front of the TV. Eat my pizza. Drink my Goldschlager and put the night behind me

On the next installment of my rantings, plucked ripe from my noodle,
The long awaited!
Prospects that fizzled & flamed out Vol 2.
Stay tuned!

Category: General
Posted on: June 11, 2008 3:51 pm

ESPNClassic has let me down for the last time

What the fudge is going on with this bastard child of the parent network?
I remember when Classic first busted on the scene. I was so exicted to see classic football and
baseball games; the stadiums, the players, the fans, etc. The game from a simplier time...
Today I thought it would be a laugh to tune in and have something on in the background, while
I try to squeeze a nap in (I have to work tonight) my digital cable guide tells me Classic
Pool is supposed to on.

Ok. Nice and boring. I check the online TV listings, because I don't always trust the digital cable.
Online listings seem to confirm classic pool matchups from 1983 and a Trick Shot episode.

I change the channel to ESPNClassic and what do I find?? A tribute to Ken Griffey Jr!!
Mariners at the California Angels, from 1990!! Followed by the '95 Yanks & Mariners game 5
This is awesome!! But why couldn't someone who works there update the dang blasted website
so that I know which games are going to be on? Give me a chance to fire up the DVR, you know?
I've missed half this classic game already! 

Oh, and while I tear into ESPNClassic, what the hell is up with them airing Euro Soccer 2008?
Didn't they get the memo that Americans don't give two shakes about soccer!
What a waste of TV time!! Soccer is terribly boring for TV, let alone for American TV.

Where is the classic baseball games from the '70s and '80? The classic college football and or
some classic college basketball? No more games from the 1990s!. Those are not classics.
Something that has only been around 10 yrs is not a classic!!!!!

Here are some games/teams/sports that ESPN Classic should show:
Classic Oakland A's (1968 - 1990)
Games from the 1970s. Any game really! Anything that showcases the beauty and splender that WAS
Oakland Alameda Coliseum, before the disgusting renovations took place. I know the place has
never gotten a good rap, but the way it looks now, cavernous and devoid of heart & soul, with all those seats
blocked would be nice to see some As games in a nice ballpark for a change

Classic Cubs games (1960 - 1993)
I would love to see Ken Holtzman's no hitter. A Fergie Jenkins game. Some games from the '69 season.

Classic Expos games
I am too young to have ever seen them play at Jarry Park. That would be nice to see some games from that time.
How about something from the 1981 playoff series?

Classic college football
Oklahoma Sooners from the Bud Wilkerson era (1947 - 1963) Nebraska beating Miami in the 1963 Gotham Bowl.
Classic Orange Bowl games, like the 1964 Husker win against Auburn, since Orange Bowl stadium is a pile of rubble
Bob Churchich, Jerry Tagge, Jack Mildren, Joe Namath [Alabama], Jack Crabtree [Oregon],
Nebraska's Memorial Stadium back in the 80s before the renovation. Same for Texas' stadium

Of course, there are many many more games that ESPN Classic should show, and that could qualify as "classic"
All i know is Euro Soccer 2008 is NOT "classic" material
Posted on: June 5, 2008 2:58 pm

Do I have a strange problem?

I have come to accept that I have a foot fetish. Of the female persuasion

Is that strange? Or sick? I mean has society progressed to a point of general acceptance toward people
and their unique fetishisums??

Commercials on TV for women's sandals, the internet porn I watch, etc, I always find myself drawn to the
ladies feet.

Should I embrace my fetish or be shunned?
I wonder if its some repressed male chauvanistic urge I have to "keep women barefoot and pregnant"
Category: General
Tags: foot fetish
Posted on: May 19, 2008 2:02 pm

Prospects that went bust or flammed out Vol.1

After seeing Micah Hoffpauir make his major league debut, I get to thinking about
the long ardous history of Cubbie prospects that have come and gone, at least over the
last 25 years or so.
I don't know what it is, but
I find it fascinating that a guy like Ryan Theriot has emerged, yet someone like Robin Jennings
flamed out. Or Julio Zuleta

And what ever happened to Ruben Quevedo? He was supposed to be the next big thing.
He was a starter at the same time that Zambrano was in the bullpen, if memory serves me correctly.

Here's another gem: Courtney Duncun. Drafted in the 20th Round of 1996 out of Grambling St University.
Once he was released by the Cubs in 2002, the guy just fell off the edge of the world.
I guess he was picked up the Pirates, then the Angels in 2003. And signed with the White Sox in 2004.
But I don't think he ever made it back to The Show

Interesting to note, I found another pitcher drafted in '96, yet he has gone on to have a little more success.
Drafted in the 29th was Kyle Lohse

The biggest bust (haha, yes I know I said "big bust" grow up already) I can remember was Ty Griffin
I recall he was originally drafted by the Orioles in 1985, but instead chose not to sign and stayed in school at Georgia
Tech for '86. I looked up his bio and found that he stole 50 of 54 bases. Two players that finished behind him?
Kevin Blakenship was one. The other?? A player you might recognize; Darryl Hamilton.
Griffin was amazing for Team USA that summer. Ty stole 21 bases, he was second on the team in walks, two behind
Dave Silvestri. He drove in 34, second to team leader Tino Martinez.. He hit 8 homers, tying him with Ted Wood and one behind
Martinez and 6 more than Frank Thomas! Among players with 100 AB for Team USA, he had the best average.

Drafted by the Cubs in the 1988 amatuer draft and 9th overall, I can't help but think what could have been if Chicago had
been smarter and gone with Robin Ventura. As the saying goes, hindsight is 20 - 20.
If I ponder it long enough, it makes me mad!! How in the world could the Cubs overlook Ventura and go with Griffin??
Sandberg had a lock on second. The Cubs had no one at third.
I think wasn't Vance Law playing 3rd for the Cubbies in '88? He wasn't a long-term idea. There was no better
third base prospect in the game than Ventura. Other than quality, healthy pitching, the Cubs desperatly needed a
third baseman and they had a golden oppertunity in that draft.

Could Ventura have shifted the balance in the '89 NLCS against the Giants? Who knows.
Posted on: May 12, 2008 10:12 am

Of these pitchers...

Whom would you LEAST like to face? In their prime?

And why?
Posted on: May 1, 2008 4:19 pm

Something I've always wanted to do...

is keep score of a baseball game. You know, fill out one of those score cards?

During a game, there is a pretty good chance you'll hear the play by play announcer say,
"There's the 6 to 4 to 3 double play to end the inning"

I've been watching baseball for over 20 years, but much of that has been via TV.
Maybe is it harder to fill out a scorecard at home than it is at the game??
On my own comfy couch at home, I could fall asleep. Take too long of a bathrooom break.
Be eating...
Category: MLB
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