Thursday, February 22, 2007

Jumping Duck Fetuses

Balut, the Filipino delicacy aka duck fetus. Much better than you would think. The yoke part tastes just like a hard boiled egg. The fetus part tastes like duck. Add a pinch of salt and you're golden. Just as long as you don't mind biting into the tiny duck bones.

I share that with you, well, just because. I went to the Philippines last summer, and was reminiscing last night. Good times all around. Hot and humid as hell. Got hit by a typhoon. Freaked out while snorkeling with sharks. Played basketball with the locals. Surprisingly, basketball is the national sport. They picked it up from GI's back in WWII times.

So while I was there, the Philippine Cup was happening. I was informed to root for the Red Bulls by my hosts. They won the game I watched, but eventually lost the series. Couple strange things about the broadcast I noticed. One, they kept switching between English and Tagalog (national language). Two, they were sponsor whores even more than NASCAR. They had sponsors for three-pointers, timeouts, fouls. Anything you could think of.

I just thought it was fascinating on how sports are played in different countries.

Only thing that surprised me about the Philippines as a sports nation was the lack of any soccer fans. The World Cup was happening, and they had less coverage than the US.


Now that I've written about nothing for long enough...I'll quick hit you with actual sports news.

Now, as per my contract...Your video of the week. And you have to watch it. Blast it from the desk.

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JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

SCREW YOU EMBED FEATURE.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Colts win.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Stupid embed...wasted 30 minutes of my life putting that video in.

El Padrino said...

didnt know where you were going with the philipini shit -- i thought i'd have to reminicse bout the time i went to the bahamas and smokes the greatest weed on earth

but you segwayed into the sports theme, nice.

El Padrino said...

when tyler wakes up i'd like to know where bibby is going

potential blow out situation tonight: Kings@Washington

El Padrino said...

oh yeah and the lakers suck

El Padrino said...

oil prices will be getting higher soon, for anyone that plays the stock market check out some oil stocks.......buy long, the cash flow is second to none

Agco (AG)
Transocean (RIG)

El Padrino said...

i hate talking to myself, i guess i'll do some work

El Padrino said...

wow, back to work again i guess

ToddPacker said...

the freak is quite worldly… nice post... and as usual I’ll have to check out the vid from home

El Padrino said...

Man Free Island

I wonder if Beth will rule with an iron fist

Ben said...

That's not making me like Iran very much

Ben said...

My guess is that Bibby goes nowhere. And even if he ends up on the Cavs, the cavs don't get out of the second round.

Ben said...

Do you have to have a passport to go to the Phillipines? Probably since i don't think it's a US territory anymore. But you don't need one to go to Puerto Rico.

I always wondered why Puerto Rico has a "national" team that gets to go to the olympics. Why doesn't California have one too, or Texas.

The Rev said...

Freak's a world traveler... nice!

The Rev said...

The Conan video...

One of the best moments of my life is when I got to see the Conan show live a couple of years ago, and I saw him pull out the Walker Texas Ranger lever on the show. I felt like the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.

Many laughs were shared by all that day.

Ben said...

I always like Conan better then Leno or Letterman. He's on too late for me now though.
Triumph the dog was always great, as was the masturbating bear.

Ben said...

I expect a Simmons running diary regarding the last episode ever of the OC tonight. We'll see

Isiah Thomas said...

people out here are freaking out about the Kidd to LA rumors. Some in my office are saying its already a done deal. They need to chill the fuck out.

re: balut

I worked with an office full of Phillipino's in LA and they swore it was the greatest thing on earth. And listening to them speak Tagalong (sp) was hilarious.

Ben said...

I don't think Kidd is going anywhere. He has broken ribs.

Spaceman Spiff said...

why do players get credit for restructuring their deal? peyton is not losing any money, just postponing it, which he can do because he's got millions to spare.

Ben said...

In the NFL, nothing is guaranteed until you get it, so pushing money back could be like giving it up...example Steve McNair...but not very likely with Manning.

Isiah Thomas said...

they converted a roster bonus into a signing bonus. He still gets the cash now but they can prorate the amount over the life of the deal which reduces the cap hit. He still gets the money now.

Mills said...

ben -

i am pretty sure PM will have any money deferred guaranteed, otherwise why would he do it?

Spaceman Spiff said...

ben, its guaranteed money he is pushing back

Mills said...

ben - we know will stone thee

Mills said...

*now

Spaceman Spiff said...

lakers are on their way down, first round exit a sure thing.

Ben said...

I didn't read the article because I think Peyton trying to be the "team" player is hilarious. Considering how much he complains about every single guy on the team.

Ben said...

Why did McNair push back his guaranteed money? Because he wanted to help out the team. If it was a roster bonus converted to a signing bonus, then that makes sense from a salary cap standpoint.

Ben said...

Ok, i read the article. If he still gets paid the same, other then salary cap implications, what's the big deal? He didn't give up shit.

Spaceman Spiff said...

exactly, it's a non-story, the only story is that they made it a story

Spaceman Spiff said...

hope wade is out until at least the end of this month

Ben said...

I hate Peyton Manning

Isiah Thomas said...

Not Good EP

Met's #1 and 2 combined ages are what 95? That's a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Mills said...

They THINK El Duque is 41. But he is a Cuban defector, thus probably closer to 45 than 41. His wheels are starting to fall off.

Still...was one of the best big game pitchers ever back in the day.

Isiah Thomas said...

Don't worry the Mets still have Chan Ho Park to fall back on.

*insert sarcasm.

El Padrino said...

i know, youth in the back end of the roto though

maybe someone will step up like detroit's/fla young guys did last year

also zeke, national league and an offense that puts up 4 to 5 runs a game

Spaceman Spiff said...

good thing they got rid of that young guy kazmir

ToddPacker said...

the mets will dominate next season

ToddPacker said...

that hurt spiff... no kazmir talk

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I had a dream last night that involved a talking dog and a painted turtle.

The dog didn't care for the way I prepared his food. He ate it though. I just needed to make it more gravy-like.

Ben said...

that's a cool dream Meiz...I always like more gravy

Spaceman Spiff said...

i never know what i dreamt, anyone know what that means

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

And he had to be up on the counter when he ate.

El Padrino said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

fucking kazmir

i wanna stab someone now

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

It means you get good rest when you don't remember dreams.

Isiah Thomas said...

Victor Zambrano is good, it was a good deal.

*insert sarcasm again.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Kazmir won't be any good. He's too small.

*more sarcasm

ToddPacker said...

too.much.sarcasm.

ToddPacker said...

kaz did go down late last season...

Isiah Thomas said...

maybe the Mets can call up some SEC teams and get their pitchers, I'm sure they're good.

Isiah Thomas said...

didn't Zambrano's arm literally fall off though? Is he even still alive? I'm putting out an APB on Zambrano and his arm.

Please advise.

El Padrino said...

wow a brewer fan ripping mets decisions

interesting

when's the last time they won anything? when Bernie Mac was on the team?

El Padrino said...

zambrano had tommy john surgery i think

which measn he'll be winning cy young somewhere next year
he is throwing already though

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Hours after creating a media frenzy by shaving her head, sources say the troubled star tried to take her own life by walking into traffic, only to be rescued at the last second by her staff. But that wasn't the end of Britney's self-destructive impulses. A short time later she was rushed to a doctor after saying she was going to kill herself and then taking too many Xanax, say the sources..."After she shaved off her hair, Britney had a complete breakdown and tried to kill herself," an insider told The Enquirer."

it's from the national enquirer, but you gotta believe everything with britney now

El Padrino said...

peterson said he can fix him in tem minutes

he didnt know that what he was fixin was damaged that he needs a new one (elbow ligament)

El Padrino said...

any rumor about britney, paris or lohan i believe

Spaceman Spiff said...

this season's american idol contestant most likely to appear in playboy to get her 15 minutes

antonella

another

maybe she'll go into porn

Ben said...

PacMan Jones giving Nelly some street cred

El Padrino said...

the rose pic ws nice

she sucked last night too
she from jersey

Ben said...

Spiff-
i checked that chick out yesterday, she's definitely one of those girls in college you can get to take off her clothes when she's had a few drinks.

Spaceman Spiff said...

yea she sucks which will speed up the nudity process as she gets kicked off soon. she shoulda waited til she was 21 then tried out for the real world instead

ToddPacker said...

"maybe the Mets can call up some SEC teams and get their pitchers, I'm sure they're good."


zeke you KNOW they're good...

Isiah Thomas said...

Suns Make Offer For Kidd?
Feb 22 - Jason Kidd, meanwhile, has been linked with the Lakers all along. But the Phoenix Suns, perhaps to block Los Angeles from getting Kidd, offered a package that included Kurt Thomas, Raja Bell and the Hawks' first-round pick that came in the Joe Johnson trade, the sources said.

Ben said...

The SEC has pitchers?

Spaceman Spiff said...

wtf suns, you greedy bastards, with nash healthy, youre the number 1 team in the league, why would kidd on the lakers scare you

ToddPacker said...

zeke, what's your MLB team?

Spaceman Spiff said...

the suns really dont like to draft huh, giving up that top 10 pick?

Ben said...

wtf would NJ want Kurt Thomas and Raja Bell for?

Martin VanNostrand said...

tadow! new pc is up an running. The closer gave up one hit but got the save rather easily. I think he was just careless on the single. That's a common side effect after a long stretch of dominance.

ToddPacker said...

shilling is taking his fake bloody sock and leaving boston after this season

Isiah Thomas said...

Thomas is in the final year of his deal - that's his only positive.

re: MLB

The Zeke isn't a real big MLB fan. I liked watching the Angels when I lived in LA. I guess my team is ABY. Anyone But the Yankees.

El Padrino said...

marcus williams is ready
granted kidd is kidd but williams with a top ten pick

i can see that trade

Isiah Thomas said...

wtf would the nets want the garbage LA is offering?

I say Kidd stays in NJ.

Isiah Thomas said...

Actually, since the Suns owner is a cheap fuck, they need to keep draft picks as their contracts are a lot less.

El Padrino said...

where the fuck is tyler
the deadline is in 3 hours

Isiah Thomas said...

LA is basically offering a pile of Phil Jackson pube clippings for Kidd.

Ben said...

If the suns got Kidd why would they keep Barbosa. I would think he'd be more attractive then Raja Bell.

The Rev said...

The Mets are in trouble this year!

We are gunning for your ass!

Ben said...

I think Phil likes his team as is, and that's why he doesn't want to make a trade. Boy do they miss Luke Walton....never ever thought i'd write that.

El Padrino said...

zeke i have an unsettling feeling about you today

dont do anything stupid unless it onvolves getting rid of nate doggg

The Rev said...

Part of me will always love Curt Schilling.

But sometimes, I wish he'd just shut his yap!

El Padrino said...

mets are in trouble

hahaha

how's that bullpen rev

El Padrino said...

why not us

cuz you stink

hahahaha

Isiah Thomas said...

THOU SHALL NOT TOUCH LB.

LB is the truth. As a 6th man he's unstoppable and he's locked up with a relatively cheap contract.

Bell is a scrub but he does bring the Suns toughness (one thing they lack).

Isiah Thomas said...

Rev pipe down with the Phillies talk, they suck too.

Isiah Thomas said...

ESPN's rumor mill has me looking to trade Frye and some others for VC. I will advise before making moves.

El Padrino said...

zeke
everytiome he touches the ball

i yell

"captain Barbosa"!

it's fun

Beth82678 said...

"Why not us?"

Cause you're in the same division with the Mets and Braves.

And you heard it here first, the Braves will rebound this season and make the playoffs, but it might be as the wild card. One thing that isn't getting mentioned is that Andruw Jones is in the last year of his contract and has already gone on record as saying he wants a mega deal from whoever gives him the most money. So I predict a monster year.

El Padrino said...

frye was a bust who had a nice tourney run

vince carter?
wtf are the knicks gonna do with that fool

david lee = white oakley

Ben said...

Chad Ford from ESPN, just said that Kidd's agent expects him to be a NJ Net come tomorrow.

El Padrino said...

chad ford is a dingleberry

Martin VanNostrand said...

Rev did you get my hate filled comment?

Ben said...

chad ford lives in hawaii

Isiah Thomas said...

everytiome he touches the ball

i yell

"captain Barbosa"!


I am stealing this as my own.

re: Beth/MLB

did you sign up for the fantasy league? I didn't see "Sasquatch's Dick" as a team name so I figured no.

Isiah Thomas said...

EP - 100% accurate with your Chad Ford comment. The guy is useless compared to other ESPN Niba writers at this time. He's proposing crazy 5 team deals and acting serious.

Ben said...

Ford covers the NBA team there in Honolulu though very well

El Padrino said...

zeke since you live there adopt as your own, just remember who owns it on the east coast

"sasquatch's dick"

i laughed out loud

Isiah Thomas said...

MV - AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

"piss ice"

well done sir.

You brought the piss theme full circle.

Ben said...

I'm sick of all this podcast bullshit, just write an f'ing column

Isiah Thomas said...

how does ESPN allow that with Chad Ford? No doubt he pulls a DS and reads other headlines the regurgitates them.

Ben said...

I understand the idea of being a freelance journalist, but don't you need to be at least withing 1000 miles of an actual team to write about the NBA?

Ben said...

Mavs traded Anthony Johnson to the Hawks for 2nd round pick

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I had this nice little retort for ElP written up and then fucking customers came in and now its too late.

Martin VanNostrand said...

I hope Chad Forde slips on some piss ice.

El Padrino said...

mvn that was excellence

solid hate on the rev's fortunes

El Padrino said...

a brewer retort?

my loss meiz, my loss

Ben said...

I am now happier since i've read MV's comment on the rev.

El Padrino said...

why would a man wax his eyebrows
this dude (walking around office) looks like a bitch

Ben said...

I know you guys don't read DS much, but yesterday he complained that Bill Simmons was the #12 most influential person in the sports.com world. And his readers pretty much ripped him a new asshole.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

It just had to do with the trading of prospects and whatnot and the Brewers never being in contention anyway.

Ben said...

Wait, the brewers are in the NL now?

Martin VanNostrand said...

ben - where was LOV on that list? It has to be a hip hop related number:

40
187
808

maybe even 69

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

And cue Ben's "I don't give a shit" comment.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

too late.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Early lunch for Deke.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Suckit. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Ben said...

LOV should be on the list, although it's much more then a sports blog.

Isiah Thomas said...

The Adventures of B&T continue…….

Timmy : “I don’t know why we agreed to this.”

Brutus : “He’s our friend Timmy, don’t be a dick”

Timmy: “Yeah but my back is killing me and its cold as fuck outside, its been below freezing for the past week.”

Brutus : “I know its cold and you’re sore from last night, but The Rev needed our help moving, I’ve been worried about him ever since he got that Tyson face tattoo”

Timmy : “He seems alright now”

*B&T continue to move stuff*

Brutus : *running out of the house* “Timmy I’m scared!”

Timmy : “What happened B?, why are you shaking and holding your eyes? Why are you covered in piss?”

Brutus : *rubbing eyes* “Well I walked into the bathroom to take a piss, but since its so cold the toilet bowl cracked and whoever used the toilet before didn’t flush, so there was frozen dirty water all over the place”

Timmy : “you slipped on piss ice?” *laughing*

Brutus : “yes” *bowing head, wiping piss off of himself*

Timmy : “Well why are you rubbing your eyes”

Brutus : “After I got up I tried running out of the house, but I got lost and then....I saw…..it”

Timmy : “WTF are you talking about?”

Brutus : “The Rev…..I turned the corner and saw him…..saw him doing the ‘no pants dance’ with his old lady”

Timmy : *at a loss for words*

Brutus : “It was a blur of giggling flesh and back hair” *vomits* “I’m scared Timmy, I just pissed my pants and I think my ass is bleeding, hold me tight, don’t let go”

Timmy : “I always do B”

Isiah Thomas said...

LOV would be 211 - robbery in progress.

Ben said...

quality B&T as always. Piss-ice gets me everytime.

El Padrino said...

fantastci new B & T

the rev should be honoroed

Martin VanNostrand said...

B&T = best episode yet

still laughing

Isiah Thomas said...

Porn Sword

This guy must feel like a complete idiot.

Isiah Thomas said...

thanks on the B&T, piss ice and rev moving seemed like a no brainer for a new episode.

El Padrino said...

skins cut vincent zeke

El Padrino said...

im going to lunch

El Padrino said...

fuck thursdays

Isiah Thomas said...

just saw they cut that guy. They need to trade Adam Arch. I heard they are going to cut Shawn Springs too so I'm at a loss.

Martin VanNostrand said...

The fact that Rev and Mrs. Rev were already christening the new place is hilarious. Or maybe they were making one last memory in the old place, either way it's funny stuff.

Ben said...

they need to cut those guys so they can throw mad money at Nate Clements and Asante Samuel.

Spaceman Spiff said...

asante was tagged, cant get him

Spaceman Spiff said...

on the bright side, skins hired 2 more coaches, for quality control

Ben said...

they can still get a guy that's been tagged, just have to give up draft picks, which the skins seems to care nothing about.

Isiah Thomas said...

The Post's beat writer's blog says they are going to go after London Fletcher and possible Fred Smooooooot (if he gets cut).

Isiah Thomas said...

He also talked about trading the #6 pick to Denver in exchange for more picks.

If the Skins lose their Free Agency SB Title I'll be pissed, its all we got.

And with all the teams with cap money I don't see how they can defend their title.

Isiah Thomas said...

If Danny can't outspend you I can see him making his contracts guaranteed to get guys.

Spaceman Spiff said...

clements knows williams system, i say he gets a 20-25 million signing bonus

Martin VanNostrand said...

TPS calling me away

Isiah Thomas said...

what about that dunk in the VA tech game? anyone?

Ben said...

I agree, Clements will be the guy in DC this year. Why would they trade away the #6 pick, that's just ridiculous. Don't they want to get better?

Isiah Thomas said...

Williams "system" sucked last year though.

Isiah Thomas said...

the guy was saying they'd get Denver's #1 (21 overall) a #2 and a #3 (Denver has 2 and this is actually the pick the Skins traded to get Duckett)

Too many teams have $35+ mil in cap space for the Skins to get Clement.

Isiah Thomas said...

the guy was reasoning if Adrian Peterson was on the board at #6 Denver would be inclined to deal.

Spaceman Spiff said...

williams system needs more talent, less archuleta.

Spaceman Spiff said...

yea i see the skins trading down, theres a lot of players that teams would want

Ben said...

The skins are clearing cap space though by cutting some of those guys. And don't be surprised if Brunell gets the boot to free up some more money.

Ben said...

If Denver moves up and gets AP, then i'm going to call Shanahan a genius again.

your paternal parent said...

i have nothing. people that dont show up to work can suck my left teet.

Freak, are u a fan of Anberlin? we've been on the same page before with tunes, so just throwing this out there..

your paternal parent said...

B&T = hilarity.

Ben said...

DJ Gallo is chatting on the WWL right now. It's like his writing sometimes funny, sometimes not.

Spaceman Spiff said...

a genius because he finally figured out that his system needs a talented back to win, and not just some guy

El Padrino said...

cream of broccli is delicious

El Padrino said...

got some on my damn keyboard

your paternal parent said...

MV brought the strong hate. very admirable my friend.

Ben said...

No, a genius because right now i think he's an idiot, but if he can trade away a bunch of crappy picks for the 6 pick, then i'm all for it.

El Padrino said...

ypp, dig them
after u told me bout him i got some

El Padrino said...

i like to eat the sandwhich first, then the soup

or simultaneously

i'm crazy

El Padrino said...

skins screw up FA/draft/cuts every year

Isiah Thomas said...

skins screw up FA/draft/cuts every year

They stick to what they do best and they are consistent.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Cream of broccoli- thumbs up

football talk- thumbs down

Ben said...

I think that Isiah Thomas secretly runs the personnell department for the skins

ToddPacker said...

best.B&T.eVar

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Anberlin is pretty good. Wouldn't call them a favorite, but I'd listen to them before a lot of other bands.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Unspeakable

ToddPacker said...

very nice unspeakable, meiz

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

be sure to check all 3 pics.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

DJ Gallo > Bill Simmons

Ben said...

Meiz-
That chick is hot. Is that a local website or something? All the hotties up in Wisco.

The Rev said...

I've been stuck with work the past couple of hours.

And I come back to... piss ice?

Piss ice?

I haven't stopped laughing for 5 minutes.

And the B&T... I am honored. Truly I am.

I think I feel a tear of joy coming on. Excuse me.

El Padrino said...

cock blocked

your paternal parent said...

EP... nice, glad u liked em.

freak, i feels. if u get to listen to the new disc, peep #12. balls to the wall rocker, sprinkle in a boys choir, freaking niiiice.

your paternal parent said...

i still chuckle at the entire piss ice situation.

your paternal parent said...

food time.

which translates into "going hot chick stalking".

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

blocked? try the main page. czabe.com

your paternal parent said...

ziiiiiiiiiing!

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

What's the new record called?

your paternal parent said...

effin 'Tumbo.

Isiah Thomas said...

somone change the light bulb in the tyler signal

your paternal parent said...

new album = "Cities". 7.99 at B.Buy, cant beat that shizzle.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

My defense is impregnable.

El Padrino said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
ToddPacker said...

any 'heart attacks' today meiz?

El Padrino said...

still blocked meiz
no biggie

El Padrino said...

just realized freak's title has a batman/robin like sound to it

holy jumping duck fetuses batman!

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Walker told me I have aids.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

No, I think it was gas pains. Now it hurts my lower abdomen. I'm having a hard time farting and shitting. I need to get this damn gas out and I can't.

I'm sure you all were dying to know that.

El Padrino said...

i have a sweet sixteen tonight
my cousins

til 1am @ russo's on the bay in Howard Beach, Queens
home of the Gotti family
Russo's

i'm sayin this to let everyone know tw's post may or may not be on time

Spaceman Spiff said...

zeke, dockery gonna be a free agent, cant agree on a contract, now we have an o-line need

The Rev said...

Fiber, Meiz. Lots of fiber.

Get some Colon Blow cereal.

El Padrino said...

you need some ruffage

Mills said...

Freak - don't mess with Fuzzy's wiki page...

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

mills, I saw that just before. What a douche bag.

El Padrino said...

i said the word twat and the gollum didnt know what that meant
he asked me if it was a french word

shoot me

Spaceman Spiff said...

shoot him

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

I wish someone would try to bring that heat to me.

I'd just knock it out of the ballpark.

Shanoff is a douche.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I wish they actually made Colon Blow.

El Padrino said...

i cant wait to taste the first drop of jack daniels

it's been awhile

way too long

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

The Cubs have way too many outfielders.

Get rid of Jacque Jones, move Soriano to right, bring Pie up from AAA and throw him in center, keep Murton in left, use Floyd off the bench.

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