Monday, April 05, 2010

2010 AL Preview

For the last few days, I was trying to find a way to do this where it didn’t just sound like “Yankees and everyone else”. That’s too easy. Everyone is saying that, too. Which means it probably won’t happen. The team is loaded, and they’ll score a bought*load of runs, but who knows? That’s why they play the game. They’ll be some surprises, for sure. Are the A’s too trendy of a pick to be the surprise team? Is O:FB still running strong? Do the Rays’ youngsters have what it takes to win the toughest division in the AL? Here is one guy’s version of how things will play out…

AL WEST

Texas Rangers (91-71)
Lots to like about this team. They have NELSON! Young studs like Andrus, Kinsler, Borbon, and Chris Davis. Michael Young will get his 200 hits. Vlad has something to prove, and he’s got a nice little league park to hit in now. The pitching staff just has to keep them in games because they’ll score a lot of runs. Feldman is gonna be solid, Harden will strike a lot of guys out, but the starting rotation is pretty shaky as a whole. The bullpen is good. If they can keep Josh Hamilton and Ron Washington away from the nose candy, they should have no problem winning this division.

California Angels (84-78)
Lots of CHANGE in Anaheim over the winter, thanks Obama! Lackey, GONE! Vlad, GONE! Chone, GONE! They’ve added Matsui, and that’s about it. Call me crazy, but I don’t think the losses outgain the additions by that much. They still have decent rotation with Weaver, Saunders, and Santana, but the bullpen is probably the biggest weakness for them.

Oakland A’s (81-81)
Young team, probably too young to know they’re not that grate*. They do have some talent, though. The success of their season is obviously going to hinge upon how healthy their starting pitching is. With Douche* and Sheets, you don’t really know what you’re gonna get. I guess they’re like the opposite of a box of chocolates. Brett Anderson and Andrew Bailey are solid young pieces of their pitching staff, though. Bailey just needs to stop playing tennis and focus on beisbol.

Seattle Mariners (74-88)
This team is way overrated. They’re going to challenge the Mess for the most dollars spent per win this year. Milton Bradley has been a headache everywhere he goes, but somehow it’s always the team’s fault. The problem with him is that he doesn’t have as much talent as everyone thinks. The only good thing about acquiring him, for Seattle, is that they got rid of that horrendous Carlos Silva contract. Ichiro is getting old, but he’ll still get his 200+ hits. Cliff Lee will be tight with the DL this year. Chone makes too much money for what he does. It’s going to be a long summer in the Pacific Northwest.

AL CENTRAL
Chicago White Sox (95-67)
Loads of talent on the South Side. Beckham is gonna be a stud. Quentin is one of the best hitters in baseball when he’s healthy. The addition of Jake Peavy is going to take tons of pressure off of Buehrle and the youngsters Floyd and Danks. Peavy is coming off of some arm issues, but the guy’s only 28 years old. Huge addition by the Sox last year.

Minnesota Twins (88-74)
I was going to put the Twins lower than this after Mauer signed his deal because he wasn’t playing for a contract anymore, but then I realized that it’s Joe freaking Mauer and it doesn’t matter if he’s playing for a contract. Dude can ball. I have no clue what kind of park Target Field is. Does it have a jet stream going to the gaps like Yankee Stadium? Is it a pitcher’s haven like Petco Park? All I know is that the best home field advantage in sports is gone. But they have enough talent to overcome that.

Detroit Tigers (81-81)
I don’t really like the trade they made in the off-season. I know that Granderson isn’t the prototypical leadoff guy, but he is what made that offense go. They’re going to miss him more than people realize. Scherzer is a good young arm, but guys who go from the NL to the AL usually struggle a little bit with the adjustment to not having an automatic out every time through the order. The only positive thing they did with that trade was that they were able to unload Edwin Jackson when his value was at its highest. He’s not that good, that’s why he was a “top” prospect with LA and TB for years.

Kansas City Royals (74-88)
What can I say? It’s the Royals. They’ll probably have a decent start and have people thinking that they’ll be able to compete for the division title, then July will get here and they’ll start fading and then become sellers at the trade deadline. Kansas City Royals is Greek for “Groundhog Day”.

Cleveland Indians (62-100)
Real bad team in Cleveland. They have some young talent but that talent isn’t ready to compete in the Show yet. Carlos Santana is a stud, but he’s probably going to spend half the season in the minors. They really don’t have any pitching. Their bullpen isn’t that good. I feel bad for Grady Sizemore. He’s wasting away his best years with a horrible team. People in Cleveland won’t even know this team exists this summer because all they’ll be talking about is Lebron.

AL EAST
New York Yankees (94-68)
This is Phil Hughes’ year to prove that he’s not the next Todd Van Poppel. My guess is that he’s the next Edwin Jackson. He’ll put up 12-13 wins this year with a low 4-ERA and they’ll trade him either at the trade deadline or in the off-season. There’s really not much to say about this team that people don’t already know. They have tons of O-fence, the starting pitching is a solid A, and the bullpen is pretty solid now that Joba is back to a setup role.

Tampa Bay Rays (91-69)
This team will be good for a long time. Tons of talent under 30 years old. They upgraded the closer role so that last year’s “closers” can return to their normal setup roles. Carlos Pena is available in the Y! league, though.

Boston Red Sox (89-73)
Three letters – O:FB. That is all. The starting pitching on this team is aging faster than mize. I do like the addition of Mike Cameron. But trotting Ortiz and Varitek out there every day is a sad sight. Put those guys out of their misery, Old Yeller style.

Baltimore Orioles (70-92)
They should be better than last year, but that’s not saying much because they were horrible. Matusz is a grate* young arm. But, except for Tejada, they are young like the A’s. They’re in the toughest division in beisbol, so they’ll probably suck for a long time.

Toronto Blue Jays (65-97)
This team will be bad, real bad. I wanted to play the Ewing Theory card here, but there is nothing to work with on this roster. If Cito Gaston was alive, there’s no way he would take the job as manager of these guys. Mitchell Friedman? Who are these fucking guys?


Divisional round: White Sox over Rays & Yankees over Rangers
ALCS: White Sox over Yankees
MVP: Mark Teixeira
Cy Young: James Shields
ROY: Austin Jackson

Sorry LP, the Dodgers ain't making the World Series.

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Todd Packer said...

nice work, freak

Todd Packer said...

central time sucks

Todd Packer said...

zeke mentioned eastbound and down last night..... grate* show

blue said...

hahaha mcnabb

tem said...

"With Douche* and Sheets, you don’t really know what you’re gonna get. I guess they’re like the opposite of a box of chocolates."


wouldn't that make them exactly like a box of chocolates? you never know what you're gonna get...

tem said...

"hahaha mcnabb"

i am shocked they traded him within the division.

SAS.

super SAS.

tem said...

"that sweet caroline tradition thing might be the gayest thing in all of mankind, ever.

NS"


they play that shit all the time now at buckeye games.

they chant O-H-I-O or something in the middle of it.

if you tell them that the red sox have sung that stupid song for years you get ::blank stare::

so now the buckeye band plays hang on snoopy* and sweet caroline all the fucking time.

blue said...

yeah, trading him within the division was crazy

talk about wanting to get beat twice a year

tem said...

good morning so far

blue said...

at least the broncos made sure they sent their QB to another conference let alone another division.

blue said...

Ohio State's band is the gayest of the bands.

and how gay do you have to be to be the gayest of all marching bands...pretty gay

tem said...

they are the best damn band in the land.

or so they say.

tem said...

they did do a pretty good halftime show once.

i remember watching it and thinking "this doesn't suck that bad."

and as far as halftime shows go "doesn't suck that bad" is near the top of the scale.

tem said...

i don't get how the news is saying Butler tore his ACL in a collision....i mean his knee blew out before that collision. they are trying to make it seem like the duke guy fouled him and that tore his acl.

butler tried to cut and his ACL blew out, the duke guy had nothing to do with it.

El Padrino said...

good work keef

white sox but?

all the way to the ws?

strong pen, nice rotation but the lineup is iffy for me

but i like where your heads at

El Padrino said...

yeah, trading him within the division was crazy

talk about wanting to get beat twice a year

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

unreal, andy reid is so fucking dumb sometimes

ns

El Padrino said...

felt bad for that kid tem

not cool

blue said...

duke is going to do the same thing to Butler tonight that they did to Butler on Saturday night...tear their ACLs

blue said...

"i wanted to do right by Donovan, and not send him to a bad situation"

fuck that...lets see if Donovan returns the favor when the skins are kicking your ass 2 times this year.

tem said...

"felt bad for that kid tem"

yeah he is a good kid. i was hoping to see him get drafted in the 1st round and get some guaranteed money. even though he was an all american i am not sure he was a sure fire 1st rounder. (depends on the talent pool of euros, i never know how many euros are round 1 talent)

now i am thinking 2nd round or not drafted at all.

it really sucks for him.

tem said...

huggins hugging him and stroking his face was a little wierd.

not gonna lie.

tem said...

looking forward to next year though. football team should be good and basketball should be really good.

El Padrino said...

todd packer

the mets lineup is stupid

Cora leading off (why not Pagan)
Castillo
Wright
Jacobs (really Jerry, really?)
Bay (why isnt Bay 4th)
Matthews Jr (again why not pagan)
Frank core
Barajas

i think i'm pissed about jacobs not hitting 7th and hitting 4th the most

Steve said...

Lewis Black is in Charlotte next weekend i was gonna buy tickets but 200.00 for decent seats and 90.00 for the nose bleeds.

Dear Mr Black,

You're not THAT funny.

Steve

El Padrino said...

"huggins hugging him and stroking his face was a little wierd.

not gonna lie."

::whispering voice::

getting a little awkward.....

Steve said...

"the duke guy had nothing to do with it."


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

El Padrino said...

apologies for last night, i was a bit hopped up

bout 8pm i drank some water and cmep said that was the first thing i drank all day that didnt have alcohol in it

i concurred

Steve said...

"it really sucks for him"


i think he'll be alright. it was a tough break but knee injuries aren't what they used to be. he'll sit out a year and then get drafted....hopefully

tem said...

no worries on getting beyinb ease3d

Steve said...

"apologies for last night, i was a bit hopped up"

ep acting a fool? i might have to go catch up on the weekend.

blue said...

yankees might not win a game this year...on pace for 0-162

Steve said...

didn't baseball season just end, like last week or something?

El Padrino said...

steve hates baseball

yanks will win 100 games easy
once girardi figures out that bullpen

blue said...

no, they will lose 162, that's what the statistical trend says

El Padrino said...

"These people never learn," Jurgensen told the Redskins' Web site when informed of the trade Sunday night.

tell him HOF-amer Sonny

Jugdish said...

suite preview...i like the results...i hope the jinx isn't in effect

blue said...

xinj

blue said...

maybe we should find a new city to O:F

Jugdish said...

juan pierre will be the black scott podsednick for the sox. i agree on bechham. Quentin is always an injury risk, but they do have depth in the outfield. Sox want to get back to what worked for them in 2005. andruw jones has actually been playing pretty well this spring and could be a nice surprise, especially if/when quentin does go down.

has jermaine dye been picked up by anyone yet?

Jugdish said...

pecota picks the al central winner to be the twins at 81-81. that seems low to me.

blue said...

i don't know what a pecota is

Spaceman Spiff said...

"unreal, andy reid is so fucking dumb sometimes

ns"

pretty clear it was all reid's fault that they couldnt win the chamyunship

black elway baby!

s

Meiz said...

"Beckham is gonna be a stud."


Please refer to him as bacon, like Ozzie does.

Regards

tem said...

i think that is indian for pot

Spaceman Spiff said...

rooting for mcnizzle will be weird until they win a game

Dominican As. said...

"wouldn't that make them exactly like a box of chocolates? you never know what you're gonna get..."

Yes, I'm ratarded

tem said...

its all that donkey dong you get

Dominican As. said...

"yanks will win 100 games easy
once girardi figures out that bullpen"


bet?

Meiz said...

Tom Lehman's* guide to the In N Out Menu

blue said...

Golf season starts this week

Jugdish said...

Golf season starts this week


bet?

/keef



s

Dominican As. said...

Tiger press conference should be insightful today.



s

Meiz said...

"(why not Pagan)"


Have you ever seen Angel Pagan play baseball?

Dominican As. said...

Pagan can't bat 1st & 6th

kod said...

Dear Mr Black,

You're not THAT funny.

Steve

-agreed; those prices are ridiculous

kod said...

Pagan can't bat 1st & 6th

he can if you clone him

tem said...

"Pagan can't bat 1st & 6th"

bet?

Dominican As. said...

Do you have to pay extra for those Masters channels on DTV?

blue said...

nope, i don't think you do at least

Dominican As. said...

suite

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Tom Lehman's* guide to the In N Out Menu"

BFAHIA

isiah thompson said...

bout 8pm i drank some water and cmep said that was the first thing i drank all day that didnt have alcohol in it



moderation

isiah thompson said...

congrats steve, 4 natty champyunships is no yoke*.

isiah thompson said...

tell him HOF-amer Sonny


Sonny is old and senile now.

Meiz said...

"BFAHIA"


Not really.

blue said...

really

isiah thompson said...

Meiz said...
Tom Lehman's* guide to the In N Out Menu

April 5, 2010 11:22 AM



You serious Clark?

Steve said...

"congrats steve, 4 natty champyunships is no yoke*."


stop it

Spaceman Spiff said...

steve, if duke doesnt win by 20+ will you still consider it a chamyunship?

isiah thompson said...

I'm caught up on Justified.....it's losing me, it needs to pick up.

diddo* The Pacific

isiah thompson said...

what's really a kick in the nuts for Dook Haterz everywhere is that this is Dook's worst champyunship team by far.

it's a decent team but nothing special.

they got lucky the stripes hooked them in the baylor game.

congrats again Steve.

isiah thompson said...

ESPN had a similar gaffe during Monday morning's SportsCenter, though it likely won't stick to Bristol with the same kind of tombstone permanence. During the live SportsCenter, anchor Sage Steele proclaimed that new Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb will face the Eagles for the first time on Monday, October 26.

Some of you pointed out that October 26, 2010 isn't a Monday; it's a Tuesday. But, in 2009, October 26 was a Monday. And that's relevant in this context because Steele's information came from a perusal of the 2009 schedule.

Yes, someone at ESPN who draws a paycheck (but may not be for much longer) was not aware that the NFL has not yet announced the regular-season schedule for 2010, and then compounded that error by relying upon the 2009 schedule as the resource for the timing of McNabb's reunion with the Eagles.

blue said...

they need statboy

isiah thompson said...

"I understood why people were angry about the sentence,'' said Stallworth. "I understand human psychology; I majored in psychology at Tennessee. Everyone wants every story to be black and white, but sometime they're not. It was an intricate case. People hear 'alcohol' and they hear 'deceased' and they tie the two together. But this case just wasn't that easy. I can tell you from being in the middle of it, the police did extensive investigation into the case, and they had no reason to let me off easy.''


in you face...aitch

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Report: If traded to the Raiders, Donovan McNabb would have retired"

only gully H believes this

kod said...

"Abdul-Rauf was consistently among the Nuggets’ best players, and narrowly missed setting an NBA record for free-throw percentage when he shot 95.6 percent during the 1993-94 campaign.

He was having his best season in 1995-96, averaging 19.2 points and 6.8 assists per game, when his career changed forever after he stopped standing for the national anthem, saying it conflicted with his Muslim beliefs."

-damn, I forgot that he was actually pretty good there for a while (ns)

kod said...

steve, if duke doesnt win by 20+ will you still consider it a chamyunship?

-funny

kod said...

diddo* The Pacific

the critics I've read say it really picks up in the 4th episode

wHeasel said...

"But trotting Ortiz and Varitek out there every day is a sad sight. Put those guys out of their misery, Old Yeller style."

Keith Shamoff.

The Sox have this every day catcher. I don't know if you heard of him. Victor something...

isiah thompson said...

the critics I've read say it really picks up in the 4th episode

yeah the preview for the next episode (I think it's part five) looked HDH.

isiah thompson said...

aitch they traded Martinez to Anaheim

blue said...

rumeal robinson flashback

Steve said...

"The Pacific"

i've only seen the first two.

i liked both of them

Steve said...

"bout 8pm i drank some water"


what time did you start drinking?

blue said...

7:30

tem said...

what channel is the pacific on?

Steve said...

HBO

tem said...

i don't get hbo.

darn.

kod said...

"Theo Fleury and Sheldon Kennedy, two former NHL players who say they were sexually abused as teenagers by a junior hockey coach, are among those angered at the revelation the convicted sex offender was pardoned in 2007.

The National Parole Board made this decision without our government's consent or knowledge," he said.

Parole board spokeswoman Caroline Douglas said the pardons process does not generally take into account the nature of the crime, even those the public finds particularly upsetting.

"We cannot discriminate based on the crime committed," Douglas said. "Very few people are ineligible for a pardon. Everyone else is eligible no matter their crime. We have to follow the law."

-well, it's a stupid law...maybe you should think about changing that Canada

Steve said...

"pardons process does not generally take into account the nature of the crime"


hu?

The Rev said...

Obama just threw one of the worst opening day pitches in history.

He's got a rag arm.

Meiz said...

C'mon, Jedi Pitching Staff.

Steve said...

"Krzyzewski turned down a five-year, $40 million offer to coach Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in 2004. The Nets’ offer likely will be between $12 million and $15 million per season for Krzyzewski to be their coach and perhaps general manager, a source said"


that's a lot of loot

isiah thompson said...

He's got a rag arm.


he wears sweat pants to play hoops what do you expect?

tem said...

everyone gets pardoned in canada? is that like parole?

The Rev said...

I mean, this was awful.

If you ever saw Baba Booey's pitch before the Mets game that one time last year, this was as bad as that.

isiah thompson said...

Herp Lip with a donger already.

Dominican As. said...

"The Sox have this every day catcher. I don't know if you heard of him. Victor something..."


Fuck Boston

Meiz said...

"that's a lot of loot"


Lots of Kryzewski to NJ talk.

Dominican As. said...

these dudes hosting Rome are the suck

kod said...

"Matt Yglesias flags this part of a New York Times article on Sarah Palin, her "brand," and her "Real American Stories" tv show that offers yet another example of the institutionalized hatred that Brand Palin" has for broad swaths of America:

"It's not the kind of thing that's going to excite you guys on the East Coast, but everyone else is dying to hear stories like these," said one of her representatives who was not authorized to speak on the record but was authorized to slam the East Coast."

-IN YOU FACE EAST COAST COMMIES

Dominican As. said...

Krzyzewski has 'no interest' in Nets position

kod said...

but everyone else is dying to hear stories like these, unless they've already seen the footage of interviews we've stolen without notice or consent


*fixed

tem said...

is this palin thing going to be on tv?

what channel? fox news?

Steve said...

"-IN YOU FACE EAST COAST COMMIES"

funny

Steve said...

"Real American Stories"


1) It will be insufferable, like Beck^2

2) It will be the highest rated program on Fox "News"

Spaceman Spiff said...

halladay sucks

Meiz said...

Breers Sporcle for As.

Spaceman Spiff said...

"these dudes hosting Rome are the suck"

gawdawful, happy they are having technical problems over here, no sound for the past half hour

Meiz said...

Noodle Arm does NOT get the nod on Opening Day.

Stings the nostrils.

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Noodle Arm does NOT get the nod on Opening Day."

BFAHIA

kod said...

2) It will be the highest rated program on Fox "News"

I think I read it already premiered to so-so ratings

kod said...

what channel? fox news?

-yeah, my understanding is that it's like a random FN special that will air from time to time. It's not going to be a regularly scheduled program though

kod said...

personally, I'm thankful for the series, if for nothing else that it's started a feud between Palin and LL Cool J....which clearly is awesome

-hey, what do Kool Moe Dee and Sarah Palin have in common?

Steve said...

"It's not going to be a regularly scheduled program though"


ohhh. i thought it was gonna be a daily show.

isiah thompson said...

BFAHIA


::asld;fksdfkajsd;f::

isiah thompson said...

blue said...
yankees might not win a game this year...on pace for 0-162



bleu made a similar yoke* last opening day about "on pace".

tem said...

that joke will be rehased 100 times.

granderson is on pace for 162 HRs.

crap like that.

Meiz said...

Fuckin' new closed all my goddamn tabs & windows again. I'm getting sick of this shit.

Meiz said...

He's getting the don't fucking touch talk today.

Spaceman Spiff said...

tiger says no more fist pumps

isiah thompson said...

He's getting the don't fucking touch talk today.


tell him not to touch your computer also

isiah thompson said...

tiger says no more fist pumps


the terrorists one*

The Rev said...

If Tiger doesn't fist pump, the terrorists win!

Steve said...

"fist pump"

what's fist pumping have to do with anything?

kod said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/05/wikileaks-exposes-video-o_n_525569.html

-I don't have my cheat sheet on how to link at work, but if you have a few minutes you might want to check it out. Pretty fucked up really (the cover up way more than the actual slaughter IMO)

isiah thompson said...

what's fist pumping have to do with anything?


Tiger was a stone cone* killer on the golf course.

now he's going to turn into a pussy (aka Phil Mittsleson*)

Spaceman Spiff said...

"
what's fist pumping have to do with anything?"

forgot the question, but he said he's gonna be more respectful to the game and not have negative outbursts, but that controlling himself will also affect his positive outbursts and you will see less exuberance from him AKA no more fist pumps

Spaceman Spiff said...

vernon wells sighting

Dominican As. said...

"Breers Sporcle for As."

17

Meiz said...

I have too much shit I'm trying to pay attention to today.

Dominican As. said...

I wish the local station would pre-empt these Rome douches with the Tiger presser

Dominican As. said...

Later, another observer commented, "Great day for golf, Tiger," and the pro cheerily responded, "Yes, it is."


Groundbreaking stuff

isiah thompson said...

D Wright!

Spaceman Spiff said...

garret jones still mashing, the pirates gonna trade him this year tem?

kod said...

"But now that the census is being conducted, there's a worry that people might actually take all this craziness seriously, so Republicans are frantically trying to put their bipolar census anger-genie back into the bottle. As for today's Wall Street Journal, Republicans are concerned that "an anti-government surge among conservatives will lead to lower participation in the U.S. census," which could have a negative impact in terms of reducing the number of safe GOP seats in Congress -- including Bachmann's."

-shit, I was loving all the Republicans warning their supporters about dangers of filling out the census....I was wondering when they would figure out it was a horrible idea for them politically.

Dominican As. said...

kod's all cut and pastey today

Dominican As. said...

fucking Harang

Spaceman Spiff said...

"The Red Sox on Monday signed right-hander Josh Beckett to a four-year, $68 million contract extension"

kod said...

kod's all cut and pastey today

sorry about that, pretty exessive; I'm done now (ns)

Dominican As. said...

"sorry about that, pretty exessive; I'm done now (ns)"

Wasn't complaining, just noticed it

Dominican As. said...

"The Red Sox on Monday signed right-hander Josh Beckett to a four-year, $68 million contract extension"

Fuck Boston

Steve said...

"sorry about that"

"apologies for last night"


that's two LOV apoligies in the same day. what the hell is going on?

is LOV no longer fist pumping either?

Dominican As. said...

cmk axed who I picked in my preview and I tolt* her the White Sox and she got all pisst* off

Dominican As. said...

"that's two LOV apoligies in the same day. what the hell is going on?

is LOV no longer fist pumping either?"

LP is basically a woman

Meiz said...

"LP is basically a woman"

This is my favorite totpm

kod said...

ok...one more cnp about an earlier question:

Re: Palin's ratings

"Sarah Palin's "Real American Stories" Fox News Special generated its fair share of controversy, but that didn't translate into a ratings boost.

The special, which debuted Thursday night in Greta Van Susteren's "On the Record" time slot, drew 2.073 million total viewers and 472,000 A25-54 viewers. While that was more than enough to win the timeslot (beating everything else on cable news in the hour combined), it's an unspectacular number for Fox News. TVNewser notes that Palin's special was down 10% in total viewers and 28% in the demo compared to Greta's previous Thursday episode."

kod said...

is LOV no longer fist pumping either?"

I dunno; I find them annoying after a couple. That's why I apologized

tem said...

"garret jones still mashing, the pirates gonna trade him this year tem?"

nope, next year.

tem said...

if it isn't a cnp then i am not paying to have it read

isiah thompson said...

Tiger Woods spoke like a changed man Monday at Augusta, where he said living the right way is more important than championships.


RIP golf

isiah thompson said...

"I didn't know they made 8th place ribbons Tiger"

Steve said...

"Tiger Woods spoke like a changed man Monday at Augusta, where he said living the right way is more important than championships."


sombody get that man a hotel room, a whore and an hour of free time.

before it's to late!

Steve said...

if he plays like shit i bet half way thorugh he'll point to a random girl in the crowd and usher her to the bushes.

10 minutes later. he's back to old school Tiger.

Spaceman Spiff said...

poo-holes again

kod said...

so I guess the 1960 and 1992 US Olympic teams are being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

-I didn't know that teams were eligible, or are they just making up shit as they go along

kod said...

*basketball hall of fame

tem said...

they just make shit up

The Rev said...

What was that part about Roy Halladay sucking?

In you face!

Spaceman Spiff said...

keef zeke bet getting interesting in the first* day

kod said...

"NEW YORK — Four people were shot and dozens were arrested Monday in a mile-long stretch of Manhattan near Times Square in mayhem following the city's annual auto show, police said.

A group of teenagers and young adults ran amok, squaring off against one another and harassing pedestrians along a one-mile stretch of midtown near the Jacob A. Javits Center, where the New York International Auto Show is held, police said."

-EP's been kind of quiet today; odds on his involvement? 10-1? -160?

isiah thompson said...

they just make shit up


suite!


/deke

The Rev said...

It's getting so bad in Washington, the Nationals just asked McNizzle to warm up in the bullpen

isiah thompson said...

Pole-anco*!!!!

isiah thompson said...

what was the final Petco* number for Mess wins?

kod said...

"That contract (between CBS and the NCAA) was struck back when no one imagined that the bottom would fall out of the economy. CBS is losing hundreds of millions a year on the deal, which like most such contracts is heavily backloaded. By bringing in a cable partner -- probably Turner (which is owned by Time Warner, the parent company of SI.com) -- the NCAA would be able to grant CBS some relief from those three very expensive final years. Yet to make it worth a new partner's while, the tournament needs to generate more "inventory." Not better. Just more.

In other words, as in a big-bank bailout, all of us are paying the price to offset someone else's bad business decision."

-Interesting; I could not figure out why they would ever want to mess with the golden goose and expand the tourney...this seems plausible.

isiah thompson said...

I wouldn't mind tourney expansion

isiah thompson said...

who wouldn't want more chances for buzzer beaters, cinderellys*, etc?

isiah thompson said...

more brackets to fill out, more time to waste at work/reason to take a day off, watch more hoops on tv, etc

isiah thompson said...

papa johns garlic cups are a thing of beauty

kod said...

who wouldn't want more chances for buzzer beaters, cinderellys*, etc?

1) why fix something that isn't broken

2) the first 2 rounds are going to be Zoidberg.

The Rev said...

Expand the tourney... fine.

Get rid of the NIT and it's a fair trade.

Meiz said...

"papa johns garlic cups are a thing of beauty"


Truer words...

kod said...

plus, a much less exciting Selection Sunday show (at least, for a fan of a team that is frequently on the bubble)

kod said...

Get rid of the NIT and it's a fair trade.

yeah, that's a given for sure. NIT will be doneski

isiah thompson said...

2) the first 2 rounds are going to be Zoidberg.


how so?

wait till the first big upset you'll be jocking the tourney's bozack like always and like everyone else.

isiah thompson said...

the writing has been on the wall for the NIT for a while - as soon as the NCAA boat* it.

isiah thompson said...

1) why fix something that isn't broken



don't fear change kodpiece

kod said...

how so?

wait till the first big upset you'll be jocking the tourney's bozack like always and like everyone else.

-the first two rounds will be the NIT-like tourney (the top 64 teams will still get byes). There will be no big upsets, unless you count a 14 beating a 20 to be a big upset

Spaceman Spiff said...

dont know if i jinxed it earlier but eltardo just jinxed it, apologies zeke

isiah thompson said...

-the first two rounds will be the NIT-like tourney (the top 64 teams will still get byes). There will be no big upsets, unless you count a 14 beating a 20 to be a big upset


there will still be close games and upsets - to what magnitude is up for debate.

in the tourney - good hoops is good hoops irregardless of team name and seed.

kod said...

(the top 64 teams will still get byes)

oops, not all 64 of them....but most

Steve said...

"Expand the tourney... fine"


ehhh. i'd like to see what they come up with, but the 1-16 game is already a joke. expanding would just make that worse.

a 1-32 game? if expanding created more play in type games and the top seeds got a bye or something like that i could be down.

isiah thompson said...

There will be no big upsets, unless you count a 14 beating a 20 to be a big upset


a lower rung big televen team vs a CAA team


UM (minny or MI) vs W&M and W&M wins - that's not a "big upset"?

kod said...

there will still be close games and upsets - to what magnitude is up for debate.

in the tourney - good hoops is good hoops irregardless of team name and seed.

-It's not going to ruin college bball or anything. But it dilutes the regular season, conference tourneys....for a few extra good tourney games?
-but hey, maybe it will be great (ns); I hope you're right, and it improves things even more

kod said...

UM (minny or MI) vs W&M and W&M wins - that's not a "big upset"?

-let's use Michigan because Minni was in the tourney this year. If Michigan would play W&M in a tourney game and beat them, I wouldn't consider it much of an upset because I saw Michigan shit the bed about 10 times this season (unfortunately not against Minni...you really had our number this year)

kod said...

*I meant if WM would beat Michigan in a tourney game

isiah thompson said...

I got what yous* meant.


I just don't see what all the angst is about.

Spaceman Spiff said...

no-no broken up, fucking eltardo

kod said...

I just don't see what all the angst is about.

I see your point asswell; and FWIW I hope you are right

Spaceman Spiff said...

NELSON!

isiah thompson said...

strong opening day for the Sock Dongers bats.

kod said...

I hate when the Twins open on the West Coast; I could catch the first 3 innings, but why bother really?

Dominican As. said...

"EA is getting death threats?

wft?"



Pinocchio is pisst* that she's stealing his thunder

The Rev said...

I say this...

if it goe4s to 96 teams, that means 4 brackets of 24.

Teams 1-8 get a first week bye.
Teams 9-24 play on the first weekend in each bracket to whittle it down to 8.
Then reseed to create the next weekend's matchups.

Make sure that all of those teams that are usually 15 and 16 seeds are now 23 and 24. They got to earn their right to move into the round of 64.

Then, the #1 teams have to face a more legit 16 seed to move on once they play. That's the trade off for getting the week 1 bye. And maybe more chances to get upset in their first game.

Dominican As. said...

I didn't like the NCAA expansion idear* at first but I think it'll be good with the NIT going away. Like zeek said, you'll have some super low seed win a few games and bring some extra excitement to it

Dominican As. said...

block

Dominican As. said...

"Then, the #1 teams have to face a more legit 16 seed to move on once they play. That's the trade off for getting the week 1 bye. And maybe more chances to get upset in their first game."


Not sure that the NCAA wants to do something that could increase the chances of their top teams losing earlier in the tourney

Steve said...

Wojciechowski on expansion

isiah thompson said...

gene wojo is a fuckstick, I refuse to click on that link.

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