Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Today, on a very special edition of LOV...

Oh who am I kidding. There ain't much happening this time of year.

Spring training is just starting, which means there aren't even exhibition games to watch yet. March Madness isn't here yet. We're still more than a couple of months from NBA and NHL playoffs. You have to search for stuff to talk about.

You see, it's this time of year when stories like Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter's relationship become bigger stories. There's not muich happening in sports to overshadow it. So it becomes a bigger deal. Personally, I would like to submit the A-Rod and Jeter thing as perhaps the most overblown story in history. But I don't want to get all Shanoffy on you.

By the way... DJ Gallo has a funny article on the Jeter A-Rod fiasco. If you haven't read it, check it out here. I found it entertaining.

I mean, even the celebrity stuff is out of date. Britney's story is so three days ago. There's nothing that new about Anna Nicole anymore. Just a blah mid week right now.

Well, the Britney story isn't as old as Anna Nicole, so I'll share one thing I found just because... Britney's last few hours before rehab.

There's another article up on Tom Brady today speculation that Bridget may have gotten pregnant on purpose without Tom's blessing. I have to admit... there's a part of me enjoying the fact that Tom Brady is getting some unwanted attention here. The golden boy image is getting knocked down a peg or two. I like Tom, but it was boring seeing him with the perfect world for so long. Now he's lost a playoff game to Peyton and has baby mama drama. Now he is more interesting to me.

I've just noticed all I've done today is link to stories about gossip, but at least two of them had sports connections. So I guess it's not too bad.

In the sports world, I'm sure some are excited about Michigan St knocking off Wisconsin in college hoops. But that won't really matter for another month.

Locally, Phillies tix go on sale today. And Jimmy Rollins is on the front pages of the papers in Philly talking about his recent statements. I'll say this... it is fun to at least hear a Phillies team that believes they can win. I'd rather hear that than hear the same old crap every year.

That's all I got for now. I gotta go online and see if I can get a few games. Why not us?

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temwr said...

fuck AXE.

temwr said...

Brit is crazy and that stuff about shaving her head to avoid a drug test somehow makes some sense to me.

I need to sit a few plays out if something the Brit is doing makes some sense to me.

The Rev said...

I was considering letting the first person who commented today win a case of Tastykakes, but ElPadrino stole my idea for Friday. So I didn't do it.

Sorry Tem.

temwr said...

That's OK. Seeing fuck AXE up there is reward enough for me.

The Rev said...

I'm pretty sure I won't win on friday.

Not because I don't want the beer. I would love that. But I feel there will be too much competition for it.

There's going to be about 10 of you guys refreshing the front page like crazy Friday morning.

temwr said...

I think el pad might have rescinded his beer idea anyway because sending beer in the mail isn't legal is it?

temwr said...

Or at least without a permit or something.

El Padrino said...

well if i can find an avenue to send it the deal is on
it's not the $$ that i care about
it's going thru aggravation just to send a brutha some local brew

ToddPacker said...

i'm calling it like ruth... that beer is mine

Ben said...

I read that DJ Gallo article yesterday. It was good, but could have been so much better.

El Padrino said...

i forgot i said that too, just re-read comments

awesome

Ben said...

I sent beer to my grandfather. I don't remember having to jump through any hoops.

Ben said...

I sure as hell am not getting up at 4am to get the first El P post.

The Rev said...

Just send them a check for the money and let them buy the beer themselves.

I'm sure any one of us would promise to spend the cash on the beer.

temwr said...

it looks like sending it through the postal office is a big no no, especially if you get caught.

sending it through UPS, Fed-Ex is against their rules, but apparently people do it a lot.

Meiz might have some insight on this. We need Meiz.

The Rev said...

Was that a drunken promise, ElP?

That's brilliant!

El Padrino said...

well sort of, let's just say i was really enjoying my beer last night

a nice base of wine in solo cup helped

Ben said...

I ordered it online and had it shipped to him. I get wine that way. Maybe they have some deal.

The Rev said...

Wine and LOV do not mix well.

Before you know it, you wind up making bets with Zeke that if the Redskins beat your team, you have to name your first kid "Chin Nuts".

The Rev said...

Wine can be shipped to some states. Depends on the individual states rules. I don't know about beer.

The Meiz Bat Signal is on.

Isiah Thomas said...

Meiz is probably in the shitter working on pooh #3. Give him time, he'll be back.

Isiah Thomas said...

"In the name of the Lord I bless this baby....Chin Nuts"

Ben said...

How to ship beer

The Rev said...

I think I might have come up with top of the page material there.

El Padrino said...

so baiscally ship it UPS but dont tell them it's beer

no shit

ToddPacker said...

didn't we have the whole "shipping alchohol talk" already

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Yes we did. Just don't tell em its booze.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Here's some good shit. This dude that had a mailbox at our store got busted by customs. The following is what he was having shipped to himself.---------

3 bottles of absinthe
4 glass pipes
114 pairs of counterfeit Nikes
2 DISH Network Smartcards
1 DISH Network Smartcard reader
18,000 Steroid Pills


I'm not kidding. He's in Federal pound your ass prison.

Ben said...

absynthe is good shit, just go across the border and get some.

Martin VanNostrand said...

RE: Brooklyn Lager

I saw the comment on the Monster Ale but that Chocolate Stout is 10% alcohol too. I'll take either one of those.

your paternal parent said...

am i reading E! Online now?

The Rev said...

Drinking absynthe is like betting the coin toss in the Super Bowl.

You only do such things if you're really serious.

El Padrino said...

sounds like too much work
styrofoam, bubble wrap, box, tape, make sure bottles dont break
go to ups service center
answer questions, blah blah

i'll keep researching for now
trying to figure out why the brewery wont send it directly
kind of like a winery would ship cases of thier wine

El Padrino said...

mvn, the choco stout is a dessert beer though

since you like cigars, nothing goes better (other than scotch) with a cigar better then a rip-roaring bitter ale

whocares said...

First day in a while I havent been buried in work..... and I got nothing.

Ben said...

yeah, you don't mess around with Absynthe. My friends and I bought a bottle on a college trip to Canada. The guy in the store told us we were crazy.

whocares said...

Meiz,

How did they bust the dude? Sounds pretty small time, relatively speaking.

The Rev said...

I'll drink anything with a cigar. It's all good.

But yes, scotch and bitter ale work very well.

whocares said...

Wait. I guess 18,000 steroid pills isnt exaclty small time.

The Rev said...

I'd classify that as more medium time.

Ben said...

114 pairs of nike's, that's a lot of shoes, and typically not for personal use.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Customs just started checking his shit out. I'm pretty sure he has a history of this sort of thing.

Martin VanNostrand said...

I thought the Suns were gonna hit 150 after that first quarter last night.

Ben said...

zeke-
What's the word on Nash? I heard he tweaked his shoulder again taking a charge, is that true?

The Rev said...

I'm pretty sure he has a history of this sort of thing.

I'm sure that history is over now that he's in pound your ass prison.

Speaking of all of this, I could go for a good Cuban cigar right now.

Martin VanNostrand said...

I may have to add Knock Off to my Q from the talk of the fake Nikes. Van Damme and Rob Schnieder, what a cast.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Rev a nice smoke is appropriate for Ash Wednseday.

Martin VanNostrand said...

ben - Nash sat after the charge but I have not heard anything else.

Martin VanNostrand said...

A DJ Scarlet Z-Trip for me?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

The Meiz is gonna be sober tonight.

Martin VanNostrand said...

and he scores

Martin VanNostrand said...

Yeah Meiz, pace yourself after those chest pains.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I'm hitting the wall.

Martin VanNostrand said...

It's all part of racing. When you drive ballz to the wall you have to watch the turns.

Martin VanNostrand said...

It's quiet...too quiet.

Isiah Thomas said...

had to make a quick run to McD's before breakfast was over...

re: Nash

He tweaked it the play before the charge. Then Brand ran him over and his night was done. He's quoted as saying he's "alright" but he doesn't look it to me.

Isiah Thomas said...

Deke - sometimes you have to persevere....don't give up so easily...break through that wall buddy. You can do it.

temwr said...

We need to make a trade for a CFO fill in. Ours either broke his hip socket or pushed the hip ball thing clear through the socket.

temwr said...

We might have to put him on IR and try to get a medical redshirt year for him.

ToddPacker said...

tem why don't you step up... with all of the b&t analysis you would makes a great cfo

The Rev said...

It is Ash Wednesday, isn't it?

Cigars for me tonight!

temwr said...

I'd definitely like the paycheck.

Maybe I should step in an try to leverage my performance into a big free agent contract.

temwr said...

I already tried to get his tickets for the Wisconsin / OSU game.

But he shares them with some other guy and the other guy already claimed them.

Ben said...

I'll throw in our CFO and a player to be named later, for your future 1st round pick and the hot chick from sales.

Isiah Thomas said...

re: broken hip

how old is this guy?

all this from a slip and fall?

The Rev said...

Who is the CFO? Uncle Junior?

ToddPacker said...

i think tem knocked him down

temwr said...

He is 60.

We have no hot chick from sales.

I can throw in the fat chick from construction or the old lady from land development. The fat chick has a cheap contract and the old lady is an expiring contract.

temwr said...

We think his wife did it.

Either that or he just ran off to Switzerland with all of the companies money.

ToddPacker said...

if he gets some kind of cash settlement maybe he'll throw a Tom Smykowski-type party

temwr said...

I made another unsuccessful attempt at getting those tickets.

ToddPacker said...

badgers are going to win that game

The Rev said...

"We have no hot chick from sales."

Sorry to hear that, Tem. That's a shame.

There should always be a hot chick from sales everywhere.

temwr said...

Well I take that back, we have many many hot chicks in sales, but they are all out at the properties. None are here in the office.

temwr said...

I always forget about the folks who don't work in the main office.

your paternal parent said...

the Cougher went out to get ashed on today. it looked like they smacked his whole head into a pile of ashes.

the fact that he never looked in the mirror and everybody was like.. WHA?? to him.. yeah, that didnt make him think to maybe look..

oh, and we dont have a hot chick here, we now have an amazingly magnificently gorgeous new gal that works on the 1st flr(im on 7).

its easy to spot younger people, but *way* easier to spot the hot ones.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Lent, gotta love hot cross buns

Isiah Thomas said...

in an office of prob 30 or so people we have 1, repeat o-n-e hot chick. It's depressing.

your paternal parent said...

hot cross buns.. i remember a kids song about that.. haha

Ben said...

The floor i'm on has one chick that is halfway hot. But i'm in finance what do you expect. Other then maybe 4 people, i'm the youngest person by like 15 year, and I'm 30. But some of the old ladies have hot daughters.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Just found out I'm getting a new pc today. They will be ghosting my current stuff in about 45 minutes. That said, this could be the last time you hear from me today. Not to say our IT dept does not do good work but there is a history of stuff getting jacked up. Luckily though the IT MVP, if there is such a thing, is scheduled to handle the set up. I hope he's not having an off game.

temwr said...

Good luck with that MV.

When my IT guy set me up with the new laptop it was some rookie who must have just got called up.

He lasted about 1 and 1/3 innings and gave up 9 earned runs. It was a disaster.

Martin VanNostrand said...

hot cross buns

temwr said...

Clyde the glide on Dancing with the Stars.

And Ali's daughter.

And that speed skater dude.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I just had McDonald's. I feel terrible.

Ben said...

drexler will be like a full foot taller then his partner, she must have to wear some big ass heels.

El Padrino said...

good bye mvn

i have ashes on my forehead, thankfully the priest kept it clean

Martin VanNostrand said...

RE: the rookie

ha,ha tem that's the typical situation here. We've got one good starter, a lights out closer, plus some sketchy starters and a bunch of mid relief who give up lots of runs. On occassion the closer will make a start. He really is the closer as he cleans up everyone else's mess. He's the one hooking me up today so I'm hoping for post season form.

your paternal parent said...

that hot chick is allegedly a smoker (hopefully the lady on my floor is wrong about this..)

she's dead to me.

temwr said...

if she smokes she pokes.

Martin VanNostrand said...

El P got the neatly applied ash and cougher got the pie in the face ash job. This is not by chance, El P = good times and cougher = douche, priests know this stuff. Maybe they can't speak ill of cougher but they can give him a crappy ash job to rock the rest of the day in public.

The Rev said...

I guess Britney quit rehab again today. Second time this week reports are saying.

So if rehab is for quitters, as they say, what is it when you quit rehab twice?

Reports that she has been spotted calling Mini-Me for a booty call from a payphone are not confirmed yet.

El Padrino said...

it's rev seacrest!

El Padrino said...

i forgot how shitty eggplant parm can be when not made properly

jersey city sucks

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

We should have used ESPN.

Yahoo = whorish

The Rev said...

Ain't much sports going on. Might as well be the gossip columnist today.

The Rev said...

i forgot how shitty eggplant parm can be when not made properly

Truer words have never been spoken.

Martin VanNostrand said...

I hate squishy/slimey eggplant. I've found it best to cook it yourself if you want it done right.

The Rev said...

I think Britney's giving up rehab for lent.

your paternal parent said...

if she smokes, she...

smells and tastes like a shit-stained ash tray.

your paternal parent said...

rev, can we get a report on the dresses that were worn at the grammys?

The Rev said...

YPP...

Keep a bunch of Altoids handy for her. You can get by.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Louisville at St Johns tonights. Too bad it's not 1986.

Martin VanNostrand said...

IT guy is on the way up. Peace out. Hopefully not forever.

The Rev said...

I'll have my celebrity spies get right on that.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Alright now fellas. What's cooler than being cool?

ICE COLD!

I can't hear ya. I say what's, what's cooler than being cool?

ICE COLD!

Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright Alright

The Rev said...

Lend me some sugar
I am your neighbor!

your paternal parent said...

NICE HEY-YA REFERENCE!

El Padrino said...

outkast

nice

The Rev said...

Yeah this one right here goes out to all the baby's mamas, mamas...

whocares said...

That song was great when it came out. But it is officially like nails on a chalkboard to me now. Oversaturation is never good.

The Rev said...

I'm sorry Ms Jackson
I am fo reel

The Rev said...

Hey Ya still works at the weddings though.

It gets drunk white folk dancing.

Isiah Thomas said...

Outkast's transformation from Southerplayalistic to now is mind boggling.

The Rev said...

Did their last album do anything?

whocares said...

Just got word that I gottsta meet with the big bossman on Friday morning so he can either give me the promotion or tell me to keep up the good work.

I guess this means I shouldnt go out and get drunk Thursday night, but I'm open to suggestions.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

I want to grow up to be...Be a debaser.

DEBASER!

Got me moving...uh huh huh uhhhh

Isiah Thomas said...

The last album I bought from them was speakerbox/love below, have they had one since?

Isiah Thomas said...

freak enough with the song lyrics, figure out FMLB divisions on yahoo and report back.

The Rev said...

They put out an album called "Idlewild" in 06.

It didn't have any radio hits that I know of. I'm not sure how it did in sales.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

The only thing I can figure is that I saw it during set-up.

I don't get why they wouldn't allow you to change it afterwards.

I have literally looked through every option I have. The option to change divisions isn't there.

The Rev said...

WC...

no matter what, get drunk on Friday night. Save it for then.

You'll either be celebrating the promotion, or drinking and cursing out the SOB for not giving you a damn thing.

Either way it works better than drinking on Thurs.

Isiah Thomas said...

Idlewild - isn't that the name of their movie - prob the soundtrack

Spaceman Spiff said...

idlewild dont count, was the soundtrack to the movie

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Finger wag on Ms. Jackson.

Worst. Kast. Song. Ever.

The Rev said...

from amazon.com...

"Despite its title title, this is not a soundtrack for the Idlewild movie--almost no songs appear in the film. Instead, the tunes seem inspired by Idlewild's narrative themes"

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

No, Idlewild was it's own album. It just coincided with the movie.

It's actually the last CD I bought.

The Rev said...

Disagree with Meiz.

"The Whole World"... remember that song? That sucked on ice!

whocares said...

Good point Rev. Leave it to a man of the cloth to point me in the right direction.

temwr said...

The last CD I bought was probably a gift for someone else.

The last CD I bought for me? Shit that would have been at least 8 years ago, I don't have a fucking clue.

Isiah Thomas said...

I NAS's new ablum a month or so ago, first CD I'd bought in 5+ yurs.

Isiah Thomas said...

EP - may I suggest Rufus as your young-uns name?

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

I'm sh-sh-shakin...sh-sh-shaking...

El Padrino said...

Bartholemew Periwinkle

El Padrino said...

Cletus Jericho

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Rev, don't get me started on O-U-T-K-A-S-T

Isiah Thomas said...

you have to have Jonez in some part of the name

Spaceman Spiff said...

mike joooooooooooooones

your paternal parent said...

Rooney!!

The Rev said...

Come on, he's from Brooklyn.

The baby will be either be Tony, Joey, Frankie, or Vinnie.

And if it's a girl... Marie.

El Padrino said...

that's stereo typing!
funny shit

whocares said...

Did I miss something?

Is there going to be a little Padrino?

ToddPacker said...

"The baby will be either be Tony, Joey, Frankie, or Vinnie.

And if it's a girl... Marie."

rev, i already used a variation of that joke on ep's site

El Padrino said...

for the record rev
it's this for long:

Anthony
Vincienzo
Francisco
Joseph

El Padrino said...

yea WC i slipped one past the goalie, apparentely there is no turning back

Martin VanNostrand said...

Like the band Rooney?

back for now, ghosting complete. So far a no hitter. We shall see what happens when the new pc is ready.

Isiah Thomas said...

One thing I don't get about those EPT commericials - they're all flowery and shit, yet why don't they keep it straight street with people high fiving when the test comes back negative?

The Rev said...

You did?

Sorry TP. I did not mean any rip off of your humor.

It was a veiled Goodfellas reference too.

The Rev said...

That'd be funny...

"It's negative... BOO-YEAH!"

El Padrino said...

great commercial idea

Martin VanNostrand said...

Chappelles Show could have used that commercial idea. The "NBA EPT" would have been a great name for it.

Martin VanNostrand said...

I like that "catch a beat runnin' like Randy Moss" line in the Whole World.

El Padrino said...

shawn kemo should have his own brand of preg tests

El Padrino said...

*kemp

El Padrino said...

that was quick MVN
that guy must have been good

El Padrino said...

nash playing tonight?

El Padrino said...

that sneaky canadian

Martin VanNostrand said...

El P - It's not over yet. My current stuff was just copied and now they are building it into a new pc. I thought they were taking this one down to the lab to do it all and didn't need to.

your paternal parent said...

MV, Freak said "sh-sh-shakin".. rooney the band, fo sho.

temwr said...

it was mark buehrle on the mound for MV

Martin VanNostrand said...

I forgot-ten what it feels like
to be normal, to feel normal

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Shit, customers collectively decided to pound it in my butt for a while there.

Fuck you, pal.

Isiah Thomas said...

The Clippers never forced Nash to test his problematic shoulder in the first half. He did not take a perimeter shot until the third quarter, when he missed all four he tried, including a three-point brick that came just before he left the game after being tripped and taking a charge from forward Elton Brand on consecutive trips. He could have returned if needed.

"I'm going to fight through some soreness and stiffness just because the shoulder is protecting itself, but I think I'll be OK," Nash said.

Ben said...

I hate work

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

So...it's like 50 degrees outside.

All the 15 inches of snow from last week is melting and creating floods.

El Padrino said...

sienna Miller topless again

Martin VanNostrand said...

Zeke - did you see that mid air spinning catch into a backwards bounce pass he tried to get to Marion?

Marion had no idea it was coming and bobbled the catch. I think he picked it up and got the bucket though. the pass was insane.

Martin VanNostrand said...

It's 60 here today Freak. Supposed to be like that all week. It never fails though, you get accustomed to the mild temps and about the second week of March it drops into the 20's for a week.

Isiah Thomas said...

Plain and simple Nash is the man.

El Padrino said...

yeah march is always a fucked up month

Isiah Thomas said...

Stat gave him a sick pass off a screen n roll and Nash put up some over the head-back-to-the basket floating shot one hander....and it went in.

Martin VanNostrand said...

They also dropped a crazy stat that the last 6 seasons what ever team Nash was on led the league in offense. Criznazy.

Ben said...

Nash is canadian, canadians suck, therefore nash sucks.

El Padrino said...

yep, 6 or 7 seasons in a row
#1 on offense
Dallas and Phoenix

Martin VanNostrand said...

Our cable company has a random HD channel they play various programming on. Usually it's music or NBA from my experience. I hope I get Celts Suns on it tonight.

Martin VanNostrand said...

If not Heat Rockets will have to suffice.

Steve said...

ben breaking out the SAT skills.

if a = d, and d = c, and b = c, does a = b

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I think that's Cuban's old network. HD Net. They play random baseball games too. I'd be flipping through the channels and stumble upon games all the time.

It was nice.

El Padrino said...

yeah got that
sometimes they even play a movie
or a law and order

dun-dduunn

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Slow day

Ben said...

I'm not bringing my A game today. I might need a middle reliever to come in for a "hold"

ToddPacker said...

i'll watch stuff on HDnet that i wouldn't normally watch, just because of the HD-factor

El Padrino said...

the yule log was on that channel this year, it was like i had a fireplace in my living room

Isiah Thomas said...

Nash is exempt from the Canada Sucks argument.

Isiah Thomas said...

MV you should just buy the NBA League Pass with only 30 games left its probably pretty cheap.

temwr said...

re: sat

yes

re: HDnet

I watch all sorts of shit on that. I watched the same LA Roller Derby chicks league game twice.

Isiah Thomas said...

Cuban is a fucking genius in the regard that he's willing to do common sense shit that others aren't willing to do.

His next endevour of releasing movies on his tv channel, on DVD and in the theatres is brilliant. Simple yet brilliant. Yet Hollywood doesn't get it.

ToddPacker said...

"His next endevour of releasing movies on his tv channel, on DVD and in the theatres is brilliant."


at the same time?

please advise

Isiah Thomas said...

at the same time

El Padrino said...

yeah same release date for all three options, it is quite smart

Isiah Thomas said...

and I think releasing them over the internet also

Isiah Thomas said...

I saw this on Real Sports over the weekend, they had a follow up to a story they did on Cuban a few years ago. No idea if the Real sports was new or not.

Ben said...

I like that HD discovery channel, it's pretty cool

ToddPacker said...

yea, that was the real sports with ryan howard and his accountant/mom

ToddPacker said...

i get a lot of nba and nhl games blacked out on HD channels on direct tv (channel 95 and 96)... it pisses me off... i hope come baseball season this doesn't happen

ToddPacker said...

re: cuban

if the movies are available on tv why would anyone go see them in the theatre... am i missing something?

Isiah Thomas said...

just got my first couple boxes of girl scout cookies.

ToddPacker said...

btw, out of all sports in HD, i seem to be enjoying NHL the most in HD

Isiah Thomas said...

Maybe it was just on DVD/Theatre/Internet as you make a valid point TP.

I was just trying to convey Cuban does simple shit like this and makes a ton of money. Yet Hollywood types (and the record industry) run from technology and the like.

whocares said...

How does he make any money doing all three mediums at once?

I thought the biggest cash cow was for the opening weekend at the box office? Wouldnt they miss out on that opening weekend and everyone would just buy the DVD, or worse just watch it on TV? Maybe I'm a moron but I dont see the good side to this...

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