HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

October 25, 2010

Patriots win, I just relived collegiate glory days, and both my fantasy sqauds have a legit shot of winning this week…so as of right now I don’t have a case of the Mondays (besides the hangover. How the hell did I survive four years of that).

Grandma never had it so good…

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I mean, there is facebook stalking…and then there is this.  Good stuff from collegehumor/eminem.

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The NY Post is always fun after the Yankees lose before the World Series.

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Thoughts on new Anthony Hopkins movie? Usually I’d be totally into it…but an exorcism movie, haven’t we had enough of those recently?


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

October 4, 2010

I posted this once before, but now it’son youtube so I get to embed it.  This airs tomorrow at 8pm on ESPN.  And I’m not doing this to be a d*ck to my Yankee fan friends, but our season just ended yesterday, you get to move on…deal with it.

(ps the man in the freeze frame is Dave Roberts, in case you didnt’ know. He stole the most important base in MLB history…)

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For anyone that played simcity, especially the early versions, this collegehumor video is well worth your 90 seconds.

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Here are a bunch of Social Network parody trailers (twitter, myspace, etc)…for what it’s worth the actual movis was damned good.

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Since I’m not sure I’ll be able to make my car payment this month, tough for me to donate…however posting this link is hopefully helping out in some way.  No worries either way, but at least click on it, read about it, and think about it.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

September 20, 2010

I’m still pissed about the Pats second half performance against the Jets yesterday, so I’m going to be brief and just allow you to enjoy these links.  Oh, and enjoy them…they very well could be the last.

Speaking of the Patriots, here is a guide to 15 years of the hair of Tom Brady, commentary included.

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Oh wait, now I’m in a good mood again after watching this 15 times already today.  It doesn’t feel like 6 years since the greatest comeback in the history of sports.

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And I’ll end with another trailer, but this time an actual movie.  A movie I will be seeing on opening day.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays

April 5, 2010

Happy Opening Day everyone! Speaking of which, I promise I won’t do this again, but come on….it was opening night.

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Bitch obviously deserved it.

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Courtesy of TFS.  I doubt you can only watch this just once.

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There is a flow chart for everything these days.  This one tells you what religion to go for.

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Movie fans, follow Ebert on Twitter.  Fans of wit, sarcasm and all-around fun, follow us.


HE SAID: Athlete Pet Peeves

January 28, 2010

So I’ve been watching lots of sports lately: the Australian Open, NFL Playoffs, NCAA Bball is heating up with conference play, and a female just won a male professional bowling event, wild times all around!  In addition to being forever frustratred by Favre (sounds like a great book title with unnecessary alliteration), some other things have really pissed me off lately.  So I’m going to take this opportunity to unburden myself in this space.

Pet Peeve #1 (with acknowledgement to ZS) – Most of you don’t watch tennis, but I do.  The last couple years I’ve grown to really like Andy Roddick, but stop going to the towel after every effing point.  It just delays things and annoys fans.  As an aside, I just googled “andy roddick toweling off” and realized they will probably send me gay porn sites now.  Sometimes google is too much.

Pet Peeve #2 – Celebrations in the NFL have run rampant for the past decade or so, and it’s high time they get called out.  I’m not talking about after you score a TD, or break a 45 yard run, make a one handed leaping grab, etc etc…But hey, Ray Lewis, when you make a tackle after a four yard run, no reason to jump up and down like you just got away with murder (get it, he DID get away with murder once)! The NFL is so backwards, they penalize a guy for spiking the ball after a TD, but do nothing when a guy does some stupid dance after a basic tackle.

Pet Peeve # 3 – Can we get first baseman miked up at all times? Or at least get transcripts of conversations had at first base?  Nothing intrigues me more in sports than what the eff is being talked about when A-Rod gets a base hit and stands next to Kevin Youkilis.  I imagine it’s something along these lines: A-Rod – “See how hard I hit that ball? Maybe Derek will finally make out with me!” Youkilis simply shakes his head.

Pet Peeve # 4 – Fans.  More than half of them suck.  If we could rid the world (or at least the sporting world) of about 65% of both the Yankee and Red Sox fanbase (those that wear the pink hats and have never heard of Daniel Bard or Damso Marte), the world would be a better place.

Pet Peeve # 5 – Pretty much the entire NBA.  While I admit, for some reason I can’t stop watching – I’m sick of the traveling, I’m sick of the tattoos, I’m sick of the general thug theme.  In light of the whole Gilbert Arenas shitshow, I found myself realizing that I just wasn’t that surprised by the story whatsoever.  I’m not tired of Rajon Rondo though.

Pet Peeve # 6 – Stop talking about Tiger Woods for just one effing day.


HE SAID: Alex Rodriguez (aka A-Rod)

November 5, 2009

I thought I was going to spend 6 paragraphs crapping on the Yankees for buying another World Series and for having the biggest group of Dbag fans on the planet.  But then I realized a few things: 1. The Red Sox had the 4th highest payroll in baseball for 2009 (albeit still 80 million less than the Yankees, but still..) 2. The Yankees only have the biggest group of Dbag fans because their population is bigger.  A good portion of Red Sox fans are just as lame, there are just fewer because they are being drawn from an overall smaller group.  And #3. I actually like this group of players on the Yankees team.  It is impossible not to respect guys like Jeter, Posada and Rivera.  Then there is Matsui, who once apologized to his fans for getting injured.  Sure, Joba, Swisher and Teixeeeaiiaira are all incredibly annoying, but every team has annoying players (eg – Kevin Youkilis…and you can’t accuse me of being an anti-semite).  Here’s the thing though, not every team has an A-Rod, only the Yankees do.  And while he will retire as one of the top 5 baseball players of all time, he will also retire a bigger douchebag than the likes of Ty Cobb and Pete Rose.

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I mean, I honestly don’t feel as though I need to write anything more.  Don’t these two pictures speak for themselves.  For those that aren’t aware, the live action shot is of A-Rod trying to slap the ball away (which he was successful at) in an effort to cheat and get to first base.  He was called out.  This second one is an action shot of what he probably does on a nightly basis.  Except, I bet he puts his biceps up to the mirror and french kisses those.  Did anyone watch the postgame stuff last night?

I did.  Jeter, Rivera, Girarid…kudos on coming off as %100 professional.  Arod, on the other hand, had the worst performance on stage of the year (well, second to Kanye).  And the worst part is, I don’t have any proof.  It’s nothing specific he does or says…it’s simply what he exudes.  He isn’t a bad person, by any means.  Getting called out as a steroid user didn’t affect my opinion of him one way or the other, because simply put, I’m under the impression that anyone who hit over 40 homers over the past decade took steroids (with the exception of Albert Pujols).  Leaving his wife for Madonna is obviously a questionable decision, but athletes pull crap like that all the time.  Seattle fans hating him for ditching them for more money?  Well yes, that is true.  But it’s not as if he left for a few extra million; Seattle offered him 8 years for $108mil, Texas offered him 10 years for $250mil.  Big effing difference.

I really wish I had more than two pictures to support my claim.  And maybe in the long run Nifer and I will move this post to the Dbag page.  But the morning after ARod won his first World Series, there was nothing else I could write front page material on.  He is that deserved of my wrath.  Maybe I’m just angry because the Sox lost and the Yankees won, but as my many Yankee fan friends will tell you, my congrats was probably the first they received.  No, it’s really just Arod, I didn’t want him to win.  Or maybe it’s really because Nifer finally beat me at Trivial Pursuit last night.


SHE SAID: Alex Rodriguez (aka A-Rod)

November 5, 2009

Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are both great players for the Yankees.  And yet, while A-Rod is detested outside of New York,  Jeter is widely respected for both his love of the game and his respect for the game.  A-Rod is often involved in dramatic plays (the slapping of the glove being one of them) and is even nicknamed “the cooler” due to his negative influence on his team’s morale.  What’s more, and I have to confess that I loved this, the guy is to clutch what Madonna is to abstinence.  That was before this fall.

a-rod ass grab

A-Rod annoys me on another level though.  Like Celine Dion, who manages to be even more annoying than A-Rod, he thinks he is way cooler and infinitely hotter than he is.  Of course, this is all my perception since we have never exchanged any words and only one of us knows the other exists, but I’m still going to throw that out there.  To support my claim, his quote from SI: “When people write [bad things] about me, I don’t know if it’s [because] I’m good-looking, I’m biracial, I make the most money, I play on the most popular team.”  That’s getting a little Jessica Biel-ish (remember when she claimed her good looks where what kept her from scoring decent movie roles?), and then continuing onto arrogant and out of touch.

I liked it when the one thing I could count on was, come post-season, A-Rod would tank and if nothing else, I could consider karma working it’s magic as he struggled to make a meaningful contribution to his team’s results.  And now, now that his home runs were key to the Yankees continuing from the ALCS to the World Series and securing that win, now I feel like a bitter Red Sox fan who has a long winter of rebuilding hope to look forward to.  And while that’s nothing I’m not used to, I’ll miss being able to revel in A-Rod’s postseason collapse while I’m doing it.