Friday, September 01, 2006

Now I know how my parents feel on a daily basis.

Failure. You can't say it any other way than that. Americans, you gotta love us. We will swagger and carry ourselves like we're the shiat.. but bottomline, it comes down to playing the game. You have to have seen the highlights of LeBron dunking and standing with his chest out looking up into the stands triumphantly. Every time they showed a USA highlight clip, it was there. Us and our big, swinging sacks. We are too bad for you. Or maybe it should be '2 bad 4 u', since we're apparently just *that* cool. Ah yes, but America.. Baseball.. no longer "our" sport (welcome to many, many years ago). Basketball.. this was supposed to be the reawakening. Now all we have left is time to waste before the tourney to qualify for the Olympics (can u believe the gall to make US qualify for the Olympics?? Pleeze!)

So in recap, basically if we keep our sports in-house, then we'll be fine. Just hope that the world doesn't take a liking to football and we're all set. Give em 10 years and Somalia will string together a crew that'll whip our ass.

Maybe Sheridan was telling us the troof? Maybe he was helping us see the light. I, for one, was blinded, and would still like to be though. ah.....

But irregardlessnessly, TO played last night. I got force-fed this info by ESPN, of course. But since we do not talk about this topic, I will not discuss him. Rather the question is this.. Does ESPN cover him to MAKE us care about his story, or do people at large love TO so much that they ASK for the info? Is there a part of our population that loves this stuff? Is that why they cover it like bees to honey, or is it another case of gagging the public with crap they don't want? Obviously in most of our eyes, it's gagging.. but think outside yourself for this one. Why is that Git'er'Done Guy so popular, when he is obviously the comedic equivalent of rotten food in my fridge?

But I digress. So college football is back in action. A couple games last night for the national audiences. Spurrier-blowing began. Granted they actually won, but still.. this SC team does NOT require this amount of attention. Let it go. Oh, and if anybody picked Boston College to win anything this year.. you might want to take it easy on that pick. Central Michigan gave em a run for their money as well. So, lots of good college football this weekend. Watch Notre Dame do ok against GT, watch USC not live up to their number 6 ranking. Watch Ohio State go out there and BATTLE in a great matchup with... Northern Illinois. This is opening weekend, get excited, get your skeet on, watch your favorite team and then cry when they lose (I hate you U of Michigan, but yet I can't look away. You complete me). See how many FSU/Miami players get arrested/served papers/arrained for child support by the end of the game.

ND plays at Saturday night, then Monday night is said ACC matchup. Which makes me think.. I like the change that they've done this year with regards to night college games. Day games are great, but watching a big matchup under the lights gives it the feeling of a bowl game. And bowl games give me a chubby. Wait, I probably shouldn't have said that. But it's true.

In the meantime, Jugdish loves the moosecock. Just sayin.

Alright, and let it be know that the "List of sports things you hate" can still continue on in this thread. Hate is always welcome.

Posse out, have a good weekend.. and if you're not enjoying college foosball this weekend, then enjoy your day at Bed Bath and Beyond and Home Depot, and enjoy no longer being attached to your scrotum.

183 comments:

Beth82678 said...

Wow, can I actually be the first comment!?

But you know, a lot of people here spent a LOT of time hating on Sheriden for preaching doom and gloom about the US b-ball team, and some of it was downright vicious. So now that it turns out he was oh so right, I am curious to see who will continue to hate on him and who will nut it up and give the man his due. You may not like the position he had taken, but you can't deny that he called it 100%.

And to clarify, I don't know Sheridan and I'm not familiar with his writings other than the comments I've seen on here. I just think this is a great opportunity to see a social experiment in action regarding lots of testosterone, sports and so many guys being wrong. ;-)

jugdish said...

Good post on USA basketball. The rest of the word just might be catching up with us...USA just has more hype apparently.

The NOVA Report said...

I think that the rest of the world was bound to catch up. Instead of trying to match the Americans' strength, they went out and found the perfect antidote to face to face man to man defense: the backdoor screen and high pick and rolls. It's Coaching 101.

The root of this problem is at the high school and AAU level. Since teaching the zone defense correctly is very tough, a lot of thesee underqualified and overconfident coaches stress man to man to use an athletic advantage.

Cal at Tennessee is the game of the week for me. Both teams are coming off of relatively disappointing seasons (based on pre-season expectations), and this win could be the difference between a second-tier bowl like the Citrus or Holiday and a third-tier bowl like the Durex With Ribs Bowl.

THE CHAMP. said...

Sheridan is still a dick.

Nobody cares about international sports in this country. Don't tell me that LeBron, Wayde, and Melo were putting it all out there. Half the time Wayde was just firing up crazy circus shots on his drives. It proves the point that streetball can't win against fundamental shooters and defense.

God I sound like my dad. "Do it fundamental son or I'll beat you."

El Padrino said...

You are unstoppable!

But come on, THE GREEKS!!!

College Football, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Oh and thanks for the parting shot at married men and/or puzzy-whipped folk. It's just like you.

Giants finished 4-0, i know that means horseshit but last time they finished 4-0 in pre, they won the whole damn thang.
1990 (wide left, Norwood)
Go Jints!

oh and Vanderjackoff missed two OT kicks last night, inside the 40.

jugdish said...

I don't buy the bit that "no one cares about international ball"...I don't think Team USA players were cashing it in. Those guys are competitors, and there was a lot of doubt over the team already. They just lost, plain and simple.

jugdish said...

This is my brother's opinion on Team USA...

"See, the thing is… I don’t think the world has caught up… I think we have taken a step backwards. Everyone talks about how great the NBA is now and I think that’s a load of crap. With the addition of all these 18 yr olds coming into the league as unseasoned flashy players, I think the quality of the NBA has gone down from a basketball standpoint.



The biggest difference I see is in fundamentals. The players now are flashy and fancy and make things look good, but lack a lot of the fundamentals. The thing that sticks out the most for me with that Greece game is the fact that they gave up 105 points and allowed Greece to shoot about 60% from the field…are you kidding me? we cant play defense. Then, look at our shooting percentage. We take a ton of 3’s, and shoot a horrible percentage from the field and from the free throw line. So, in other words, we cant play defense, and we cant shoot. But give us an opportunity on a fast break to throw up a fancy alley-oop and a dunk and it will look great!!



Now, think back to dream team #1. What was the max points they ever gave up in a game??? They AVERAGED winning games by almost 40 points!!



The NBA has gone down hill … there is no doubt in my mind."

Isiah Thomas said...

It's not so much Sheridan is right but the method by which he's delivering his message. He can go fuck himself.

If you really think the USA doesn't have the best hoops players you're riding the short bus everywhere. The international game is played on a weird court with weird rules. Play on an NBA court with NBA rules and Team USA will DESTROY all comers.

It's our fucking game, PLAY BY OUR FUCKING RULES.

Also - Team USA could give a fuck about this. The other teams are acting like this is life and death. LBJ is just worried about who will blow him after the game.

anonymous said...

this is why playing pickup ball with most people sucks.

they try to play like theyre in the NBA. and i shoot like i'm from another country (i got so much raaaange!).

maybe i should move and get new citizenship somewhere...

and i still dip my balls to Sheridan. Here's what im sayin.. dont be SUCH a hater when it's your own country. we all knew that they would have to bust balls to beat the good teams and to win it all.... that is DEFINITELY not being debated. what i didnt care for is that he was just so negative.. it seemed like he was hating for no reason.. he hated like he was in a Jihad against us. seriously, negro was spiteful, not just giving his opinion. i didnt care for that. it helps to be just a little bit supportive when it's your "own".

have a smidge of pride in your own country or something.

to Sheridan, yes u were right this time about the END RESULT.. but at least the guys were trying and quite a handful of "name" guys stepped up (unlike 2004).

im not saying blidly follow your allegiances to your country... but god damn, having the least bit of hope and respect doesnt hurt.

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Isiah Thomas said...

seriously, Sheridan went out of his way to shit on us (notice usage of us).

The guy needs to realize his is first and foremost a US citizen even if he grew up in Russia.

THE CHAMP. said...

that's what I'm trying to say judgish.

They are cashing it in because they don't get how to play the winning system. I was on my way to believing that Coach K could make them do it, but i was wrong. The "big 3" were out there to put there name on it. They wanted to be dream team 2 and that's the problem. They need to look back at that dream team and figure out that they didn't win with flash.

I think if we put out the college all-stars they would do better.

Isiah Thomas said...

I'd just like to give a shout out to BC, South Carolina and Minn for winning me a little cash money in my 3 team teaser last night.

anonymous said...

also.. did anyone notice the stat from a couple games ago that we shot 40 three-pointers??

fourty!
FOUR-TEE
fourtaaaaaaaaaaay!

coach K, are u coaching at all?? i dont care that the line is 2 or 3 feet closer.. we're talking 40.

padrino- im sorry for the wife shot, but i keepz it realz.

Isiah Thomas said...

unless they adopt NBA rules and the NBA court I say send college kids...

if FIBA wants to play WNBA style then if we sent Duke we'd win the whole thing....

Our Pros aren't made for that style of play.

Also, we're still not sending our best international team. If they had Ray Allen and Michael Redd they would have won. I think I heard the US missed what 14 or so FT's. and shot terribly from the field.

jugdish said...

I agree Bryan, and I probably misunderstood what you said before. Even Bill Simmons said they need more role players on the team...so what do they do? They bring in another all star team. They probably could have used Bruce Bowen out there more that Arenas. Better defense is the answer...not more scoring. Defense wins championships.

jugdish said...

I think fundamental ball will win over having NBA rules and an NBA court.

What rules would have helped Team USA win??

Isiah Thomas said...

random CFB observations:

1) Chris Fowler is awful as a play-by-play announcer. And dye your hair.

2) I could listen to Lou Holtz all day long. Not because of his insight but because of his speech. It sounds like his dentures are falling out with each syllable. Suffering succotash.

3) Doug Flutie and Craig James have man love for each other. Every time they cut to the booth those two were basically dipping balls in each others mouth. I realize Flutie has a cult following but I'm not in his camp yet.

Isiah Thomas said...

change the lane and then bring in a guy like Duncan, add some shooters like Redd and Ray Allen mix that in with Kobe...Team USA will win every game by 40 again.....

The NOVA Report said...

Here's another rule, lifted from another Interweb associate of mine:

No more Desmond Howard/Nick Lachey at the "big boy" table on College Gameday. The only special guest allowed should be Charles Barkley, and when that happens, Lee Corso is on a 30 second delay.

This must happen.

temwr said...

Sheriden is still a jack-ass. He was right, but his method of delivery was just pure jack-ass.

Everyday was a new article about "well USA won that game, but they'll lose soon." This guy has a national audience and all he can write is the same crap over and over again. How about something new? Or a different story about the team?

For Beth:
It would be similar to someone telling you on day 1 of the MLB season that this was the year the Braves miss the playoffs. Then on day 2 saying this is the year the Braves miss the playoffs. And doing that every day until the day they get mathematically eliminated and then saying "See I told you so!!" You would just want to kick that guy in the nuts, even though he was right.

Los said...

I'm pretty sure that ESPN (and TO) is trying to force-feed us T.O. His book did not sell well at all ... but his Cowboys jerseys are selling well ... man, I hope somebody knocks his head off (but that's a whole different rant).

Basketball = Team ... not individual, like so many U.S. players think. When these kids get it through their heads, maybe we'll take our rightful place at the top again, but until then, no way.

temwr said...

Nick Lachey...American Hero or Douchebag?? The blog needs to decide!

American Hero:
Nailed Jessicca Simpson
Gets on College Gameday without having any prior experience
Very wealthy
Nailing some model now

Douchebag:
Was in a boy band
Probably nailed Ashley Simpson too (pre nose job)
Looks like a wuss

The NOVA Report said...

how is his nailing Ashlee Simpson douchebaggish? That belongs in American Hero.

Isiah Thomas said...

how far out on a limb did Sheridan really go? Not very. He's still a commie in my book and always will be. I think we should have armed guards waiting for him when he flys back here - and deny him entry. Unless he's willing to eat hot dogs until his stomach explodes.

Isiah Thomas said...

gonna have to lean towards d-bag in the Nick Lachey debate. His 15 mins are up and its all down hill from here.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Sheridan willed this to happen. Interviiewing players and putting doubt in their minds with questions like how do you feel being buried on the bench? You were an All-Star right? How come your the 11th man on this squad?
I can picture him burning some weird candles, drinking "magic" rum in his hotel room. Face all painted up with a skull like Lattimer's in "The Program" and doing some crazy dance with a snake around his neck. Dude would have gone to any measure to see this team lose. Now he's "as hard as a diamond in an ice storm" to quote Ricky Bobby.

I guess the fact that he ended up being right makes me hate him more. Now there is only one solution...maybe two.

One if Sheridan is such a basketball genius then let him coach the next team.

Two we actually get the best American players for the USA squad. Not 6 of the best 12 but the 12 best. Problem is it will never happen. I think the a lot of players don't have any sense of patriotism anymore. Society has become more about self and less about community. The liberal media hates on our own country so much and beats it into our brains 24/7 that all they hear is "America blows" and why would you want to associate yourself with or represent that. This comment is getting way to long. Maybe I'm reaching but it could be a factor.

El Padrino said...

no worries iam

i'll spike her drink and she'll havbe a "cold" for the entire weekend

this will give me time to
a)watch every game, including some tennis
b)finish the first season on Madden

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...
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temwr said...

Ashley pre nose job was a train wreck. Especially considering who else he could have nailed instead.

It is an opportunity cost thing.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Anybody checked out DS blog, he's a posting machine!!

Isiah Thomas said...

I see the only solution for Team USA is.....paying the players. Give them a base salary and bonuses for the Gold only.

Paying the guys will ensure the best show up and play.

Spaceman Spiff said...

i still despise sheridan, and hate how he's probably feeling really good about himself and gloating to everyone, let's see his next article

Martin VanNostrand said...

Hand checking might have helped the US on defense as well. I do not have a statistic as to how many hand checking fouls were called that would back this up though. I don't think the US team fully embraces the allowance of goal tending. Put Tyrese Thomas on the team and let him jump through the roof and pull shots down NBA JAM style.

Spaceman Spiff said...

for the record, sheridan was not correct, he wrote an article this past week changing his stance to USA will come in 2nd, instead of 3rd. HA! they might get 3rd you bastard. Semantics, but ill take it.

Isiah Thomas said...

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Isiah Thomas said...

where the hell is the Rev?

Martin VanNostrand said...

btw iam - GREAT title for this post. Enough with the love now back to hating. Can we now refer to Sheridan as Arabian goggles? He seems blinded by balls.

Spaceman Spiff said...

sheridan is having a chat right now

THE CHAMP. said...

when did i say the world was catching up??? Read again Chuck Norris...

I know the world has caught up. I'd contend the world has caught up and passed us in the international game. It's a different style and Jerry Colangelo and the rest of the USA Basketball braintrust hasn't figured that out. You need jumpshooters, rebounders, and defense to win on the international level. Hopefully they figure this out before the olympics.

THE CHAMP. said...

Isaiah Thomas said....

"mix that in with Kobe"

please take this back. please. quick i'm losing respect for you. hurry.

The Rev said...

Even though I am not a huge college football fan, I will watch this weekend because I want to remain attached to my scrotum.

anonymous said...

im heading to that chat to dip some balls.. thats fo sho.

Spaceman Spiff said...

first off, i'm a laker fan. i think Kobe is happy this happened, so if they win olympic gold, itll be like he was the difference. I root for him, but I know he's selfish.

jugdish said...

from the Sheridan chat...

Seth (Denver)
Why do you seem so happy in your article that the USA lost? I think people are ticked with you not becuse you picked Spain to win, but because you seem happy the US lost.

CHRIS SHERIDAN
I'm not happy, Seth. I feel a little vindicated, but happy is definitely something I am not feeling. On the contrary, I feel bad for the U.S. players who invested half their summers in this and were outstanding to deal with all the wa through, and I'm at my wit's end over some of the e-mails 'm getting from readers. I got one from a U.S. Marine based in Okinawa after the game who said he bets I'm wrapping myself in a Greek flag and celebrating, and he went on to say how disgusted he is to be defending a country of which I am a citizen. That's extremely disturbing and unfair to me, and I can't fathom why people thought I had an agenda through all thi when what I've been trying to do is educate and explain to people that there were warning sides that could not be ignored leading up to tonight, and I was merely trying to do my job to the best of my abilities in pointing those things out. Some people can;t handle the truth, and they go all jingoistic on you and question your patriotism and attack your character. It's beyond disturbing. As I said in tonight's column, it's almost made me physically sick. I bleed red, white and blue, too, but my job forces me to bleed neutral when I'm covering these guys. It's a tricky thing to come to grips with and execute, and to be attacked as viciously as I've been attacked is, as I said, beyond distubing.

The Rev said...

Nick Lachey is the perfect example of a theory of mine.

Sure, he has a lot of stuff on the pro side that we should all admire, but it's that one thing on the con side that ruins it.

The minute you say "he was in a boy band"... instant douchebag!

No matter what he accomplishes, boy band = douchebag!

My theory is you could be a Nobel Prize Winner, bring peace to the Middle East, cure cancer, and help old ladies across the street in your spare time. You could be everything that is good about humanity.

But if you have one weak moment in your life, and get caught fucking a goat one day... you're a goatfucker! And you will always be a goatfucker no matter what you do.

Beth82678 said...

Temwr87, thanks for the Braves analogy. I think I get the hate for Sheridan a little better now. That was why I put in my disclaimer though about not having read his stuff. It sounds like it's not so much WHAT he was saying as HOW he was saying it and HOW OFTEN.

And hey, don't count the Braves out yet! (Kidding, they're toast.)

Spaceman Spiff said...

i love that u.s marine email that sheridan got

Martin VanNostrand said...

YES! I just got this posted!!!

Sonsof (kc): Db you think there would be different results if the international game used NBA rules?

Chris Sheridan: (11:44 AM ET ) Yes. The biggest difference is the 40-minute game vs. the 48-minute game. If the americans had eight more minutes tonight, they would have won. They were coming on strong late in the fourth, but they ran out of time.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Even threw the "Db" in there to make him think it was a type-o

Spaceman Spiff said...

wait wtf, the BIGGEST diff is the time limit, thats it?

Spaceman Spiff said...

nice job btw

The Rev said...

On Sheridan and USA Basketball...

While I don't think he in real life believes he is such a negative guy, the fact that so many others felt the need to say something to him tells me something. Maybe he did come across as hating. But that's not what I want to say.

Quite honestly, I didn't have much interest in the tournament. The only thing that matters to me in international basketball competition is the Olympics. That's just me.

But part of the reason that I don't have a lot of interest is that I am personally embarassed by how far USA Basketball has gone down.

And I love USA Basketball. Watching the Dream Team in 1992 was one of the greatest sports things I saw in my life. Those guys actually managed to adapt to the international game. And even though there were some huge egos on that team as well, they were able to come together as a team and do it. I loved that. It even made Larry Bird and Patrick Ewing best friends.

The teams nowadays refuse to come together that way and simply adapt their games to the international game. And that is a shame.

Criticizing USA basketball should not be seen as hating on the USA. Now, maybe Sheridan worded it differently and made people feel like he was hating on them. I don't doubt that.

But I'll personally say this. USA Basketball should not be afraid to put the 12 best individual players on the team. And those 12 best individual players should put their personal shit aside and play the game the way it is supposed to be played for the good of USA Basketball.

But that doesn't happen for various reasons. And they should all be embarassed.

When the players don't play the game the way it needs to be played, they don't represent USA Basketball properly. And that is the shame of it all.

Yeah, maybe if you bring all of them here on an NBA court, we play better. But that's not the point. International rules may be different, but they aren't hard. Our players should adapt to them well because that is what they should do. If they are so great, a few rule changes shouldn't matter.

Yes, I love watching them in the NBA. But I don't bother watching them in the international game on off Olympic years. Because I know they are not taking it seriously. If they are not, why should I?

The Rev said...

I just read that 40 min vs. 48 minute thing, and I cringe.

Again, I say that things like time differences shouldn't matter. We should be better than the rest of the world in a 10 minute game.

Hell, we should kick the world's ass in games of "first team to 21 points wins". Even if it is a halfcourt game, and you play "you make it, you take it" rules.

Great basketball players should win no matter what the time limit is.

Isiah Thomas said...

say what you want about Kobe, but that guy can flat-out play. yeah I just dropped my first flat-out.

He sucks as a person and husband but he can play him some hoops.

Isiah Thomas said...

HUGE props for getting a question posted in Sherdinski's chat.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Chat is over now. No other love for LOV.

anonymous said...

big ups to martin. good question, great way of slyly representing on there, also props to hating too.

all of that in one sentence? we have much to learn..

mad propers to you.

btw.. this game comes down to "put the ball in the hole". we whine about rules and "if it was like this..", but the bottom line is this. no matter where in the world u play it, u still hang a hoop, grab a ball, and shoot put it through the hoop. score more than the other team.

coaches have systems. coaches tell players what to do. i dont think that any players went AGAINST what plays/defenses were called. lets not slag off our boys totally.

alot of peeps are saying that if we got our *absolute best* then we could take it. so let's play the Olympics on PAPER so we can win it all the time.

be mad at people like tim duncan that dont wanna go play.. gilbert arenas for coming out that he faked his injury and wanted to go home. go fuck yourself you miserable douche. im going to buy tickets to a pistons/wizards game just to go and hate on him for that. im making a sign telling him he's a commie too.

also, the foreign players have BIG TIME pride in their country and sacrifice to make these teams. they are literally national heros. our society doesnt care..

a great idea i think that was mentioned probably in jest before.. but pay the players. seriously. thats how u get them to show up at all star games and pro bowls... make it a huge incentive to not only go, but to win.

thats honestly very, very sad, but i think it could possibly help out.

also.. we have a couple more years for them to be together and grow, so lets now write the "post-mortum" column that Sherikov mentioned in his chat. dude, it was their FIRST TOURNEY together.

and exhale...

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

And a late good morning to everyone. Don't forget, Jugdish loves the cock.

anonymous said...

and if anyone missed the chat, i saved it (cause i think it goes "Insider only" afterwards) and can post it on my blog if wanted, just so we can reflect on what our fearless leader has written..

anonymous said...

jugdish actually fiends for it..

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I say defending NBA Champs play in the olympics. With foreigners replaced by other role players.

jugdish said...

Well said Rev...

Isiah Thomas said...

I was dead serious, pay them to play. It won't bother me one bit. If it means we'll get our best on the court I'm all for it.

Watching stinky, unbathed Euro's dance at our expense is unacceptable.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I just realized that i'm gonna have to auto draft. I'm pissed. Bowling season starts on tuesday! The quest for 300/700/800 continues.

The Rev said...

I'm surprised no one is talking about Agassi over here today.

I watched the match from set 3 until the end, and it was one of the best matches i have seen in years.

It was also one of the worst. The amount of errors those two were making throughout the match was staggering.

Agassi had a guy limping around on two bad wheels in the third set, and all he really had to do was get his first serve in. And he wasn't. I was screaming at the TV.

But it was fun to watch. It's been a while since tennis was this much fun.

Martin VanNostrand said...

It all comes down to duckets and ego but heart needs to be a factor. They need to play with mad heart. The Wolverines fought with mad heart in Red Dawn. Maybe they fought for survial. Yeah those are the stakes we need. Play for scrilla, glory, country/family/team, and survival. You win you get paid, praised, pride and position. (I need to sell that line to a coach)You lose you get no loot, blame, shame, and play in the d-league for a year at that salary with a freeze put on all other assets.

Isiah Thomas said...

Rev I watched the Agassi match, I'm surprised he won. After his first match I thought he'd get the shit kicked out of him. He did benefit from two days rest and a cortisone shot though.

Watching that match its obvious that the rackets make the sport too damn boring. They need to put some limits on them, or go back to wood. There is no flow to the game really, its all about booming a serve and if it gets miraculously returned keep booming shots from the baseline.

I still predict Agassi will go down in his next match.

The post game interviews are getting over the top too.

ebntx said...

doesn't this post scare anyone else?

iamunstoppable said...
Just hope that the world doesn't take a liking to football and we're all set. Give em 10 years and Somalia will string together a crew that'll whip our ass.

i think we should take them out now before they organize.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Agassi and Bagdhadis was absolutely GREAT sports theater last night. I was watching and getting misty. Gutty performance from Bagdhadis.

anonymous said...

i only watch Agassi if he's in a Canon Rebel XT commercial.

ebntx said...

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

But if you have one weak moment in your life, and get caught fucking a goat one day... you're a goatfucker! And you will always be a goatfucker no matter what you do.

this should be used to describe anyone who posts on db's blog from now on

Isiah Thomas said...

"Team USA is going to emerge from this trip as the third- or fourth-best basketball-playing nation in the world, which is probably fitting." Chris Sherikov

This is from his latest article. This astounds me in its stupidity and ignorance. 3rd or 4th best? Uh where is the best hoops on earth played? In the NBA? 99% of the best players in the NBA are American. He needs to realize that they're playing the INTERNATIONAL version of basketball, not the American version.

We're still the best, I don't think its even a discussion.

The Rev said...

You're right Zeke.

In the final set, it was down to when Agassi served he had about 70mph left in him and he had to win crafty points. But when Baghdatis served, he was still zipping 130mph first serves past Agassi. That is, until his wheels went bad on him. Hard to believe that the 36 year old guy was in better shape at the end of the match.

Last night was a prime example of what the game used to be vs. what the game has become. In the 5th set, you had Agassi on serve just trying to squeak out the points by using all of his veteran skill, and with Baghdatis on serve it was today's game blasing first serves into the back of the wall. They were trading points holding serve for most of that set.

I was surprised he won. But I was more surprised that Baghdatis was able to still make it a match even after his legs started cramping. I blame that more on Agassi not having ebnough left in him to attack at the end. But still, I remember Baghdatis limping across the court, then suddenly hitting a blistering forehand on one point practically on one leg that made me go DAMN!!!

Yeah, maybe Agassi might have nothing left in the tank for the next match. And if he doesn't, at least he gave us one for the ages last night. But... at this rate, no matter what he might has left, do you really count him out against the 112th ranked player in the world?

After last night, I don't count him out. At least not yet.

temwr said...

Sheridan is a grade A nimrod.

The game length difference was the biggest issue?!!???

jugdish said...

The no defense was the biggest issue it sounds like.

Isiah Thomas said...

anyone have thoughts on the latest SG column?

The first thing that came to mind was : MANIC.

The guy was jumping all over the place. It reminded me of his prior work before the WWL got him to go corporate.

He's mentioned that his wife is a huge Dead Head and he's made weed references before. 100% chance they were both pot heads at one point then started into acid, coke, etc.

This last column made me think he either bonged 4 Red Bulls before writing that or double barreled an 8 ball. Or both.

jugdish said...

I started to read it, but it didn't keep my interest.

temwr said...

I noticed that the SGs #1 sleeper was another guy from NE...not suprising. Damn homer.

Also his man(Maroney)is hurt.

jugdish said...

I'd like to see him pass on Shaun Alexander if he had the chance to take him with the 3rd pick, assuming LJ and LDT were already gone.

Isiah Thomas said...

re: Girley Paul Shirley

Why do people give a fuck what he listens to? And I have no clue which bands he's talking about, I haven't heard of one of them.

The whole "I'm cool because I listen to obscure bands" deal is played out. Cobain blasted a hole in his head people move on.

anonymous said...

SG's column makes me think he watches WAY too much tv. there's very few shows that i watch, cause it's mostly sports.. but i mean, isnt it kinda sad/weird when a 35+ guy watches wrestling and laguna beach and mtv all the time? HBO shows are acceptable, but even I at 26 can peel myself away from the neverending string of Real Worlds. it's tough (not as tough as a VH1 Behind the Music), but at some point you just have to turn off the Video Music Awards because you dont relate anymore. i dont think i related when i was 16 either, but still.

35 yrs old + laguna beach + mtv + wrestling = not where i want my life to be.

anonymous said...

and on the other hand, i'd kill for his job and the amount of free time he has to watch all the "premium" cable programming he subscribes to.

The Rev said...

Simmons is right about one thing...

This is the last time we will see a great American tennis player making his last stand at the US Open.

I never was a huge Agassi fan either. I didn't dislike him. I just never invested myself in him. And now, I want him to go as far as he can and just keep it going.

And I was so much more of a tennis fan back in the 80's when Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and Jimmy Connors were beating the snot out of each other. That match last night reminded me of those days.

It will be sad to see it go for good. I do believe Agassi is the last holdout.

Isiah Thomas said...

who else saw the article on fantasy baseball and it included that guy from Paradise Hotel...

That guy is a total loser.

The Rev said...

And as I read more of Simmons today, I do have to say this...

I think he double dosed on the Starbucks Latte this morning.

He lost me after Agassi, and I skimmed the article just to read the parts I have interest in.

Manic ain't the word for it.

Isiah Thomas said...

marijuana is a gateway drug.

Isiah Thomas said...

I found out what happened to thejaywhite:

from CNN.com:

KALISPELL, Montana (AP) -- A Canadian man sought by authorities after crashing a rented airplane into a lake and swimming away as it sank with his girlfriend inside has been arrested in Texas after 24 years as a fugitive.

For shame thejaywhite, for shame.

temwr said...

To be 100% honest I have never even heard of half of the shows he talks about.

I do not know what The Wire is.

I have no clue what Laguna Beach is.

I don't know what the "Apache" video is.

Half the time when he talks about pop culture stuff I just have to skip those parts because I am lost.

He does have WWAAAAYYYY too much time on his hands.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Office is closing early. Have a killer weekend gents and dames.

Spaceman Spiff said...

i hope deion branch goes to the jets, see if the money is worth falling to the bottom of the division

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...
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temwr said...

I want the DQ man to post over here.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I definitely think we need a "famous" role player over here. Someone to be the ying to our yang.

anonymous said...

we need an famous *american* role player over here. in his native canadia thejaywhite is a legend.

they go psycho for him like japanese people go psycho for height and athletic skill.

The Rev said...

Famous role player?

I thought I was that guy.

temwr said...

Anyone see that Branch has a couple deals worked out?

Comments?

Isiah Thomas said...

Branch isn't that good and if the Pats stick to wanting 2 1st round picks he ain't going anywhere...

He'll be a holdout till week 10

anonymous said...

branch - he thinks he's worth more than he really is?

temwr said...

Articles say the Jets and Seahawks are willing to pay what he is asking, but I doubt they are willing to pay the Pats what they are asking.

IMO this just extends the holdout. It gives both sides more ammo.

Isiah Thomas said...

"Say what you want about Jeff George's career won-loss record, his scraps with coaches, his toughness in the pocket and his long layoff from active duty, but no one can deny that Moss and George once shared a magical chemistry; no one can deny that George has played terrifically for stretches." -- Jason Whitlock

The guy has officially lost it. Sure throw out JG's crappy W/L record, or the fact he's a lockerroom cancer and that he can't get along with coaches, put it all aside, because he can throw the deep ball to Randy Moss.

Whitlock lost me here.

Spaceman Spiff said...

maybe the jets did this on purpose knowing they wont get him, just to cause more problems in pats org

temwr said...

"maybe the jets did this on purpose knowing they wont get him, just to cause more problems in pats org"
-spacemanspiff


I could buy into this theory.

Whitlock is a complete moron. Always has been, always will be.

anonymous said...

i'd say have a nice time riding the pine. complete your contract and shut the hades up.

dance, bitch.

anonymous said...

and to Whitlock i say.. go sit in your garage and let your car run. the world will be a better place.

literally.

Isiah Thomas said...

"Even off the field, it seems, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder can't resist overpaying for an overrated free agent. Snyder this week reached a development/production deal with actor Tom Cruise, who had been dumped by Paramount for his often inexplicable behavior. Let's see, Snyder, Cruise, Super Bowl. Feel free to insert your own "Mission Impossible" joke here. " -- Len Pasquarelli

Alright Fatquarelli has gone too far this time. Dem fighting words. I will get my revenge Len, I will get my revenge.

El Padrino said...

pasquirelli looks like Don Vito

El Padrino said...

and dont worry
whitlock is three burgers away from a fatal heart attack

The Rev said...

What do Joe Gibbs and Tom Cruise have in common?

Daniel Snyder bought them both about 15 years too late.

El Padrino said...

how does shit like this happen

all the talk about how the NL is inferior to the AL and to some degree i feel that argument but then stats like this:

Lights out. Esteban Loaiza has allowed one earned run in 30 2/3 innings (0.29 ERA) over his last four starts.
-----------------------------------
well, we'll see...the Mets are clearly the favorite to be in the World Series and they have the best record in baseball but i have to hear that it's because they play in the NL. Ok. We'll see.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Yeah, I love the Brewers but I'll be rooting my ass off for the Mets to shut the "superior AL" people the hell up.

jugdish said...

The Mets are clearly the class of the NL, while every other contender in the NL is hovering around .500. In the AL there are about 5 teams with records pretty darn close to what the Mets have. The AL teams have been facing tougher competition for most of the season. Heck, I think even the Royals won most of their interleague series with the NL Central.

I'm not sure where you were going with the Loaiza comment...he plays with the A's.

jugdish said...

With that said...assuming the Mets don't implode...they will be a tough matchup for whoever the play in the World Series.

anonymous said...

best records in the league dont mean anything.

this is coming from a diehard red wings and pistons fan.

dont do it to me tigers, dont do it to me...

Isiah Thomas said...

there you go Rev stirring the pot....

but I respect that.

jugdish said...

You're right iam...and that Central Division looks pretty tough. It sucks that the Tigers, Sox, and Twins are all beating each other up over these last few weeks. I'm a Sox fan and I'm a little worried about their pitching at this point. I think they got through the tougher part of their schedule and managed to close the gap on Detroit in the process.

How far do you think Detroit will go?

anonymous said...

i think the Tigers will be bounced in the first round. they just are not an elite team yet.. but damn if theyre not entertaining as hell. i dont know that they have the 'oomph' and experience it takes to win it all this year.. but on the other hand, all u need to do is get hot for a little while.. get some bounces in your favor..

so, in reality i dont think they will get past the first round (or the divisional series at very best..) but there is the lingering hope in my heart that they could be the cinderella team. i could see that happening with the twins/sox pitching questions. and we got fireballers.. so i could see us getting momentum.

so while not impossible, it is improbable.

Isiah Thomas said...

I had a comment "removed by administrator" on Shanoff's blog.

He's becoming DB2 in my book.

jugdish said...

what was the comment?

anonymous said...

what was the comment? thats essential...

The Rev said...

Yes Zeke... we need to know.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Anonymous Said: Who cares who you take, by week 5 you will have abandoned your team and start people on their bye week.

That's how you roll, db.


Well done.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

who was that?

Isiah Thomas said...

I just let everyone know we had the Madden at $100 M in sales about 3 hours ago over here.

Then put a general "come join us at sonsofkc.blogspot.com" toward the bottom then ended with

DB = DB

at the very end. I was mildly surprised he deleted it.

jugdish said...

Whoever they are...they love cock...and no it wasn't me.

temwr said...

He is watching that like a hawk.

I bet he has checked this page out and is scared to post.

Hey Dan! You can make up a fake name and post under that. Now quit just reading this stuff and post something with us.

jugdish said...

Would he count as the famous person we are looking for?

temwr said...

He would count until someone more famous came along.

Nick Lachey is probably available but since we labeled him a db(or a gf) he might not want to join.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

How long before we all just start to flood db's comments with scathing anonymous comments? It's just too easy and too tempting. Although I'd never do it. ;) What a well assembled cast of vindictive SOBs we have here.

VIVA!

temwr said...

Eventually db will turn off his anonymous comments, like we do here.

Isiah Thomas said...

"cott, let me finish in your mouth and i will tell you who to take.

i will win u the league homie.. and this better be for cash too! "

another great comment on DB's site.

Bravo Anonymous!

anonymous said...

the hate is strong in this one... i can feel your anger.. let your hate flow through you.. come jooooooin the dark side...

El Padrino said...

the loazia thing was a shot at peeps who say "oh he pitched well last year cuz he pitched in the NL"

well now he's suceeding and has suceeded before (White sox) in the AL-- so where's the parallel.

im just sayin, sure the comp is a bit better you have deeper line-ups because the DH rule but it stops there...i'll put the mets up with any team in the nl

we'll see

anonymous said...
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anonymous said...

is there any point in the history of LOV that we can stand up and take responsibility for those anonymous comments?

i say we ammend the bylaws that you can post Anon, but you CANNOT EVER post with your blogger account.

cause i want some bitches to come forward and represent for some of these comments.

El Padrino said...

dammit i meant AL

have a nice weekend lords!!!!!!!!

ebntx said...

so what upset picks this week for cfb?

my #1 is gt over nd (2 td)

jugdish said...

what's the difference in posting anon and telling everyone you did it, or just posting under your own name?

Isiah Thomas said...

post anonymously only if its a backhanded or down right derogatory and/or inflamatory comment then yes? Anon. comment trying to add something to DB's blog, no.

venomous/rude/crude/denigrating : yes

lucid comments to add to the discussion: no

jugdish said...

The Pats turned down the trade proposals for Branch, and now he's filing a grievance.

Isiah Thomas said...

jug still has a mancrush on DB, I propose we extend his punishment for another week.

jugdish said...

So why not just post those under your own name?

Isiah Thomas said...

the last time I posted under my name he just deleted my comment and it was only

"sonsofkc.blogspot.com"

so I can only imagine what he'd do if I really got creative.

jugdish said...

Right...because I mention him in all of zero of my posts...but you still talk about him daily.

Extend on snapper!

temwr said...

My upset might just be Northern Ill over OSU. OSU has a chance to be looking forward to Texas and just might sleep on this Northern Ill team enough to lose. And Tressle won't let him team blow anyone out, so you might see OSU let NI hang around just long enough for NI to have some wacky 4th Q score that wins the game.

Although if I really had to pick one it would be a ND loss. The rest of the top 25 teams play pretty easy teams, or really hard teams that wouldn't be an upset either way(Miami vs FSU).

jugdish said...

Its Friday and I'm out of here...

Focker OUT!

temwr said...

I think Jugs has served his time and was a good sport about it.

Especially now since everyone is posting anonymously over there.

I agree with the GMs plan of action:
venomous/rude/crude/denigrating : yes
lucid comments to add to the discussion: no

Isiah Thomas said...

I'm going to try and put up some bets for CFB later on tonight. I'll have some cash money on the games tomorrow.

And Gameday starts at 7AM out west...wtf is up with that?

temwr said...

Oh and on the NASCAR front nobody is talking about how Kahne is only 140 points out of making the 400pt barrier.

I bet this will be big news on Monday.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Since when do we allow comments that add to the discussion?

anonymous said...

you dont wanna post under your real name cause then it looks like he has a real following.

you see all those anonymous posts and we can still make fun of him for having his friends posting things for him.

real accounts mean that real people are reading, and we're not trying to show that he has any real readers.

it's petty and spiteful, but it is what it is.

Isiah Thomas said...

petty and spiteful are founding principles of LOV.

anonymous said...

yeah, and jug, you were trying to be an upstanding citizen and help the convo.. clearly unallowed.

anonymous said...

zeke, i know it was you with the steamroller comment.

temwr said...

OK all, work is over, time to go home. Enjoy the weekend. I'm out 'til thurs.

Isiah Thomas said...

iam you got me...

Isiah Thomas said...

I was trying to out do the comment above it, everytime I read that one it cracks me up.

Not sure if I accomplished my mission though.

anonymous said...

gotta admit, everytime i read it, i crack up to.

is it bad to laugh at your own joke? cause if so, consider me a loser... :)

temwr said...

Well you both beat the week 5 bye week joke and that makes me a little sad.

Isiah Thomas said...

we're all losers, just not as much as DB though...

you've set the bar high, I will try my damndest to match it.

The Rev said...

Honestly, I haven't even commented over there anonymously. It wasn't me.

I would laugh if he removed anonymous comments. But then he can't post his own positive comments over there anonymously, can he?

The Rev said...

This is what I love...

Put up an anonymous comment about finishing in his mouth, and it stays up there for a while.

But if Zeke throws up the web address under his name it's gone in 60 seconds.

Wht does that say?

Isiah Thomas said...

Its truly inspirational to see we have two "professional" writers running scurred...*I believe I can fly....*

Isiah Thomas said...

As if Nick LaGay's DB-ness was further in question....

I've see that tool John or Josh Mayer is now dating and fingerbanging Sally J Rottencrotch, aka Jessica Simpson.

When your ex is getting hit in the brown eye by a tool like Mayer that puts you on the DB for life list, one spot above the original DB.

anonymous said...

well it seems that dan needs a mouth comment too..

Isiah Thomas said...

petty, spiteful and equal opportunity, so yes, yes he does.

Jay Scott said...

well, anyone who watns to know how i feel about USA basketball can read one of the lasts posts on the previous blog, but here' some extra;

Greece is the current European Champ. They're not a bunch of no talents.

With today's game aside, USA has been playing really good D. The pick and roll killed us, plain and simple. We failed to adjust.

With the exception of the past 2 games, we've shot really well. Blame it on exhaustion or whatever, going from a men's ball to a smaller ball (try picking up a women's ball and see if you have to adjust your shot) will make it tougher to shoot. (Which is why hopefully Redick and Redd will make the next team, because in theory they should adjust to the smaller ball easier)

I still don't believe that the other countries have "caught up and passed" the USA in basketball. Are they better at playing their style? Yes. If you've watched the games, they're taking advantage of the style of reffing (no calls on the inside, foul to stop fast breaks, strict on handckecks) the slight changes in rules (ie rebound/goaltending), and are better adjusted to the wider lanes.

Does this make them better basketball players than the USA? No. Given time, and that the US players work at adjusting to this type of playing, the United States of America will win the gold at the next Olympics.

The Rev said...

Jay Scott...

I read what you wrote before and now. I see your valid points.

I simply believe that the US players should be just as good at catching up to the international game. I can't understand why our guys can't play that level well.

It's not like they changed the game to bocce ball internationally. It's still hoops.

Isiah Thomas said...

I think Reddicks girl like arms and affinity for jizz will enable him to adapt to a smaller ball quickly.

The Rev said...

By the way...

what's the over/under on the removal of the latest LOV link that was just thrown up on DB's comments?

I say 30 minutes.

The Rev said...

I'm outta here. Have a good weekend. Pound some beers!

Isiah Thomas said...

It is my mission to pound beers constantly this weekend.

I'll take the under.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I pound Vodka and Coke. Yeah, I'm nearing rock-bottom. So what?

Isiah Thomas said...

hey Meiz....

don't give up...don't ever give up.


Remember rehab is for quitters.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

and dammit, I'm not a quitter!

Jay Scott said...

Zeke, jsut now read your Redick comment. It's one of the more creative burns i've heard in a while.

Isiah Thomas said...

Sat CFB Bets:

Dogs: Ten +3 vs Cal / UVA +4 at Pitt

3 team 10 pt teasers
OSU-7
PSU-7
Florida-10
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Okla -12.5
Auburn - 4.5
Louisville -12.5
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Indiana +3
AZ +3
TCU+3
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Oregon -2
Navy -2.5
Miss +7
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2 Team Parlay
WVU -22
Neb -24

Upset Special : Rice +14.5

LOCK OF THE WEEK:
USC -9 at Arkansas

Isiah Thomas said...

disclaimer:

the above are bets I'm placing and are in no way to be used for any sane wagering by someone else.

thejaywhite said...

Wow I woudlnt touch that arkansas game

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

ON WISCONSIN!!!

GM-Carson said...

I don't give a shit if this has anything to do with previous comments...Rain Sucks! It's making a mess out of the Holiday weekend and the sports...stupid rain!

Isiah Thomas said...

USC doesn't rebuild, they reload, don't forget they still got 2 stud WR's and the top WR recruit in the nation.

USC will cover easily.

Jay Scott said...

so the Crocodile Hunter died, sad day

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