I love to people watch. Coffee shops are good, but metro rides on the way to the debut of Nationals Park are even better:
- You got your enthusiastic 12-year-old, complete with a mitt and a blue & red Nationals “crazy hair” wig…..along with his suspiciously effeminate father, who was wearing a purple-blue jacket with a pink collar, glasses with frames you’d expect to see on a 14-year-old schoolgirl from the 1960s, and a tan Nationals hat. “It’s opening day son!…Time to break out the tan Nats hat!”
- The couple of mid-60s white women with beauty-parlor dyed hair and pudgy mid-Western décor hustling and bustling into the green line train from their blue/orange transfer at L’Enfant Plaza. Beware of such determination to find one of the few open seats for a two-stop ride…. women with their own seat cushions don’t mess around.
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I must apologize to the good folks at We Rite Goode. I’ve neglected their work, which is written very well. How could I oversight inclusion in my Google Reader? Well, it happened.
After doing a google search for LeDell Eackles, thanks to this post from Mr. Irrelevant, I re-stumbled across this We Rite Goode post about our buddy LeDell, which sparked so many childhood memories of LaBradford Smith [dunking on the UCLA Bruins], Pervis Ellison [whudda thunk?, a highlight reel dedicated to Pervis....in a Bullets uniform], and Michael Adams. I could go on and on like grandpa on scotch; I’ll unlock my Bullets vault one day. By the way, it’s not like I never went to WR Goode, I just didn’t digest in my daily dose, thus missing some good shit (for lack of a better word). Point being, I’m back.
[Coincidently, it seems that Jake from Bullets Forever saw the same Ledell Eackles post from Mr. Irrelevant, googled LeDell to see what would return, and came up with a different LeDell Eackles-themed We Rite Goode post, It's French for 'the dell' - also well worth the read]
So, in catching up with WRG, I thoroughly enjoyed this more recent post, Root of the problem: New website, same old complaints which spoke of this article on theroot.com [I Don't Do Brackets, and Here's Why. by Martin Johson]. Thus inspired to do so, I began composing a comment on WRG which became obnoxiously long before I knew it…..obviously down the path towards a blog post of my own.
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Are Steelers fans ready for Dookie and his friend for the playoffs, the Christmas Poo?
Thanks to The Big Lead for reminding us all of the story of Najeh Trenadious Monte Davenport AKA Turd Fergueson. Maybe you thought you went to the University of Miami in sunny Coral Gables, Florida, but you ain’t from the “U” until you’ve defecated in the laundry of a lady.
April 1, 2002, April Fool’s Day nonetheless, Najeh, or Jerome Bettis’ replacement, “The Dump Truck“, decided he would get his day of pranks started early.
At 6 am, Turd sneaked into the dorm room of Mary McCarthy, a student at Barry University. Not 100% positive, but I’m pretty sure the dorm rooms at a fine Catholic university such as Barry are small, just like every other dorm room, ever. So, I’m not surprised that young Mary was awakened by the sounds of a grown 6’1″, 247 pound man dropping a deuce in her closet.
Subsequent charges of 2nd degree burglary and misdemeanor mischief were traded in for a hundred hours of community service, probably cleaning turlets. Mary, scared for life, also filed a 15K lawsuit. Not sure if she won, but let’s just say that I seriously doubt she’s drunk in a bar somewhere right now bragging about how she once saw an NFL player take a poo.
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(refers to the page number on the bottom of the Mitchell report pages, not in the PDF)
Paul Lo Duca – Page 208
Who he got them from: Radomski
When he got them: July 26, 2004 – $3,200; August 7, 2004 – $3,200; at least 4 additional transactions.
When they worked: Probably when he started dating pop star Rietsa
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I mean really?…..have you seen that headband that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wears on the sidelines? With all that hair spilling over the sides? A little mas o menos if you ask me.
Then I did some digging and found out what Billy really has been up to with all those cameras, scissors, headsets and head-bands. Yes, he got the boys together and formed a band, the Pecan Sandies:
Clockwise from Top Left: Randy Puss Hands, Tedy Luv,
Troy “Brick” Brown, Billy-B, Tommy Frost Tip…
and don’t forget Lil’ Pat Patriot, the feisty one.
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Well, that’s it, the BCS is f#$ked. As if we all didn’t know already. At this point, what can the American public do to get the college football championship structure changed? Can we unionize? No, let’s start a campaign. What kind of campaign? I’m not sure yet.
But if something is not done, we will continue to say…”If there was ever a year which made the case for a playoff system….” for well, every year. But this year is something else. Absurd doesn’t even begin to describe. Who is going? Stay tuned for the results this evening.
- You’re going to tell me that Ohio State has a National Championship team?
- Oklahoma either?
- Georgia without even getting to the SEC championship game?
- LSU’s two losses?
- Hawaii? Please.
- Va-Tech? Nope, they got blown out by LSU.
- USC? Only beat two teams with winning records. Way to go Crap-10.
Here are the voting results from the latest ESPN SportsNation poll. Pretty safe to say that my feelings are in tune with America’s. Save for I think March Madness would still be a bigger event, and playoff format….doesn’t matter, just get one. So, get the POINT college football. Change now.
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UPDATE: Very good blog post by Marc Fisher of the Washington Post, Listener: Two Stations, Two Sean Taylors, which discusses the differing coverage of the Sean Taylor tragedy from DC’s two main sports radio stations.
The passing of Sean Taylor was a pretty surreal moment for me. I went to bed on Monday evening, probably like many of us, thinking that he would be okay. The coverage on Washington, DC’s Comcast Sports after the Wizards-Mavericks game seemed to indicate that the positive signs shown from Taylor meant that recovery was imminent. Part of my morning alarm routine involves my bathroom television coming on at a certain time, to coincide with my blackberry alarm. On most days, except for after Redskins losses because I want a little separation from the sports world, the station is tuned to ESPN 2 for the Mike & Mike In The Morning broadcast. Today, Tuesday November 27th, I woke up to the sentence that Sean Taylor had died about an hour earlier that morning. Yes, a surreal moment. Yet, I can’t begin to imagine how shocking the news of his death was for family, friends, teammates, coaches, the entire Washington Redskins organization, and anyone who ever had personal contact with Sean Taylor. When I first heard of the incident on Monday morning, the shooting itself, I was taken back a little, but casually figured that Sean Taylor would survive.
The thing is, I wasn’t even shocked that Taylor was shot in the first place. And I can’t pin-point the exact reason for this feeling. Even Michael Wilbon, in one of the several versions of Pardon the Interruption leading up to Monday Night Football, said that he was not surprised when he heard about the shooting. I’d be willing to bet that this was the case for many of us, but why?
The very first Washington Post online story released around 11:26 am on Monday, November 26th could not yet provide any details outside of the fact that Taylor had been shot in his home, and that he’d been air-lifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The article went on to give a brief account of Taylor’s time with the Redskins, along with the fact that he grew up in south Florida, the son of a police chief. Then followed the run down of Taylor’s troubles since he entered the NFL, including the ATV assault incident, the suspicion of drunken driving, the skipping of off-season workouts, the absence from the NFL mandatory rookie symposium, and the spitting in the face of Michael Pittman.
In an email chain among friends, my boy Chris expressed his displeasure at the simple fact that the article mentioned Taylor’s previous run-ins with authority:
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- Get Out & Vote!
Go to www.coachoftheyear.com and vote for the 2007 Liberty Mutual College Football Coach of the Year. And who is truthaboutit.net endorsing? None other than Mississippi State’s Sylvester Croom. Why?
Very scary basketball moment in Israel, as found on ESPN.com’s TrueHoop. Evidently, someone tossed a bag of fireworks onto the court during a game between Hapoel Jerusalem and Hapoel Holon. Considering the state of the world today, this had to be an unbelievably chilling experience for all those involved. What Henry does not mention is that former Mississippi State basketball player, Timmy Bowers, plays for Hapoel Jerusalem. Mario Austin, also a former Bulldog, used to play on the same team with Timmy. He is currently signed to play with Benetton Treviso in Italy, along with former George Washington player, Pops Mensah-Bonsu.
- As the first black head football coach in the SEC, Coach Croom has turned around a Mississippi State program from the very unfortunate state it was in after the departure of Jackie Sherrill.
- He has done this the right way (aka the clean way) through developing the good character of the young men in his program.
- Mississippi State, with a win over Alabama this past Saturday, became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000 — they’ve also had wins over ranked opponents this year (Auburn, Kentucky, and Alabama).
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OJ Mayo: “I’m all about some me” – Okay, not a direct quote. But after my introduction to the kid via watching this video of Mayo’s last high school dunk, it’s easy to assume. Nice dunk, but then you realize there’s still time left on the clock after he throws the ball in the stands and celebrates himself while showing up the other team, along with getting a technical foul.
Still not convinced he’s a jerk? Well, go watch this video of OJ pushing a ref to the floor. He gets one technical foul after a dunk. The clip is cut, but he seems to hold onto the ball after the jam in yet another celebration of himself. A player from the opposing team seems to bait OJ into getting a second tech, after which he knocks the referee to the floor.
If you still aren’t convinced, I implore you a read more:
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1) New England’s team this year might be the best ever
2) The Skins are a borderline “decent” team
3) The Skins had no fight in them yesterday
4) Bill Belichick and the Patriots organization are completely classless. Before, I didn’t really like the Patriots….but didn’t hate them as I would other teams such as the Yankees, Red Sox, Knicks, Lakers…and most of all, the Cowboys. Well now, they might have been propelled right to the top.
Cowboys – 1a
Patriots – 1b
Red Sox – 1c
….To go for it on 4th down, up 38 points, on the Redskins 6 could result in nothing more than Belichick being an egotistical a-hole. Completely, and utterly, classless. And then, in the post game press conference to say, “What did you want us to do? Kick a field-goal?”
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