Thursday, July 29, 2004

Watching Baseball Tonight, I thought it was hilarious how they were talking about George, the fan in Montreal.  George apparently made a deal with Mike Cameron of the Mets that if Cameron hit a home run then George would move to left field.  Well, Cameron hit two home runs and George never moved.  The Baseball Tonight crew seemed to be more interested in George's huge 9 1/2 watermelon head.  They even went so far as to say "he would make a great goalie because you couldn't get anything past his head."
I will be in Cincinnati this weekend.  I'm taking in a Reds - Astros game.  This will be the third park that I've seen the Astros in (Houston, Pittsburgh, Cinncinati), tying them with the Pirates for second on the list of teams I have seen in the most stadiums.  The Indians are in first with five parks (Montreal, Boston, New York, Cleveland, Detroit).

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Do athletes ever wonder why the average person thinks they are incredibly spoiled?  Could it be because of the whole "I don't like playing for your team.  I signed a contract with you, but I want you to trade me to this team.  That's the only team I will play for.  I don't care if you can't get anything in return.  I want you to trade me to this team.  If you don't, then I'm going to take my ball and go home."

Cry me a freaking river.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

I remember a time when SportsCenter had.... you know.... sports.  I remember when they didn't show movie clips and music videos in the middle of the show.  It's not called MTV News Center.  What are they thinking?  Does the new format actually have better ratings?  I can't believe that it does.

There are only a few issues that I have with the Bourne Supremacy.  During the first 20 minutes of the movie it must have been a crime to use a non-handheld camera and it must have also been a crime to stay on a scene for more than 1 second.  Every shot was jumping all over the place as the cameraman runs after whatever it is he was shooting.

Cut to the phone.  Cut to the door.  Cut to Matt Damon.  Cut to the car.  Cut to the mailbox.  Cut to the TV.  Cut to the newspaper.  Cut to a non-related airplane flying over.  Cut to someone at the beach.  Cut back to Matt Damon.  Cut to the door again.

You've just experienced 11 seconds of the movie.

After the first 20 minutes, the handheld camera shots decreased by at least 75% and the non-stop cutting stopped (at least until the Moscow car chase).  That's also when the movie became watchably good... maybe even good enough to purchase.  I thought it was on par with the Bourne Identity.  The rating for this movie seems to float.  It could be anywhere from a 6 to an 8.  For now, I will set the rating at 6. Would accept as a gift / would pay money to rent.

Also, they apparently cut out the perplexed/constipated look he had on the rooftop.  Either that, or maybe I just blocked it out, because while I remember the scene, I don't recall seeing that look.

Monday, July 26, 2004

I'm going to see Bourne Supremacy tonight.  Expect a full report later.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Ricky Williams retired today.  That was a pretty suprising development to me.  He said that "he wanted to be free."  I think that's code for "I was on my way to a drug related suspension, so I had better pull a Michael Jordan and leve the game before all the fans learn what really happened."

I predict that he will un-retire within at most a year.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

I took back my NCAA Football 2005 today.  Apparently there are a lot of people having the same problems.  EA has said that there are some defective discs, and all you have to do is return the game for a new disc.  So far, no problems.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

The freaking PlayStation 2 has got to be the biggest pile of crap piece of electronics that I own.  I've had NCAA Football 2005 for 3 days.  In that time, it has locked up irrecoverably twice after the completion of a game and prior to saving.  In the 4 years that I've owned my GameCube it has locked up once.

When you have a game where Taylor Stubblefield returns 3 punts for touchdowns, you'd like to get credit for it.

When you shut out Northwestern 49-0 at Evanston, you'd like to get credit for that too.

What a pile.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Here's an article, which by now I'm sure everyone is aware of.  If you're not, then I suggest you read it.  It's a first hand account of what is believed to be a terrorist dry-run on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles.  Here it is:

Terror In The Skies, Again?


Monday, July 19, 2004

I thought I should let you know that I met my wife a few months ago.  We've been seeing each other a lot lately.... well, I've been seeing her more than she's been seeing me, but still, that counts for something.  We even have pet names for each other.  I call her darling and she calls me police.  She even screams my pet name several times very loudly whenever we're together just to let everyone know how much she loves me.

Friday, July 16, 2004

When did the devil start racing the Tour de France?

Thursday, July 15, 2004

I am disenfranchised.
Du haste.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Miguel Tejada hit a 318 foot home run.

That's why I watch the home run derby. To see 318 feet home runs.

Once upon a time, Joe Morgan was an idiot. That is still the case today.

So far though, he doesn't have to worst quote of the home run derby.

Said by some blonde interview chick on ESPN: "How much thought did it take to hit that home run."

How much thought? How much do you think? How much thought did you put into that question you idiot?

How much thought.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

What has Matt Damon been eating lately? He looks constipated and perplexed at the same time.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

True love is hard to find, sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a magic show...

Friday, July 9, 2004

Brian Cardinal signed a 6-year $39 million contract with Memphis. Yes, THAT Brian Cardinal.

I can't believe it.

Also, if you mention Carlos Boozer any more... Hulk smash. Hulk freaking smash.

Boozer is dead to me now.
HURLEY! There's been a trade offer to you for a week. Get busy accepting it or get busy rejecting it. Just do something to it.

Thursday, July 8, 2004

Step 1. Carlos Boozer goes to Cavs and asks the Cavs to not pick up the option for his third year. In return Boozer promises to sign long term deal for the mid level exception.

Step 2. Cavs don't pick up his $695,000 option for year 3.

Step 3. Boozer screws over everyone in Cleveland -- especially me. Screws me over personally by signing offer sheet with the Jazz.

What the hell.

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

For whatever reason, I found myself looking at used Bentleys tonight. I was suprised at how reasonably priced a lot of them were. Especially when compared to those Aston Martins. I would have expected exactly the opposite.
Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked... in the head... with an iron boot? Of course you don't, no one does. It never happens. It's a dumb question... skip it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2004

I've seen the new Infiniti M, and it is good. Expensive, but good. V8, 340 HP, RWD. No manual transmission though.

Monday, July 5, 2004

I eventually need to get winter tires for my car, so I figured now is as good a time as ever to get some. I imagined that they'd be on sale or something, since it is the middle of summer after all. Too bad Tire Rack has ZERO winter tires available for my car. In fact I haven't found ANY winter tires anywhere that fit my car at all (using the OEM tire size of 215/55/17.)
I was reading about some of the worst baseball all-stars on when I came across this amusing paragraph:

Griffin, a shortstop, had an incredible .546 OPS in 1984. He hit 4 homers, drove in 30 runs, and walked four times in 423 plate appearances. Why did he make the team? John Feinstein, writing from San Francisco, the site of the All-Star game, explained in the Washington Post: "Making the All-Star team the hard way: major league baseball pays the expenses for each player here and for one guest. In most cases, players bring wives or girlfriends. Damaso Garcia, the Toronto Blue Jays' second baseman, brought his shortstop, Alfredo Griffin. When the' Tigers Alan Trammell hurt his arm and could not play tonight, Manager Joe Altobelli named Griffin to the team, partly because he's a fine player, but mostly because he was here."
I sat so close to the fireworks tonight that I was actually being hit with debris. At times it was raining smoking embers. Other times it was just large chunks or mortar. Either way, I'm not sure that it was a good thing. The fireworks were great though. Next year I anticipate sitting a bit further away.

Sunday, July 4, 2004

Kobayashi defended his hog dog eating crown for the 4th time. He ate 53.5 hot dogs in 12 minutes. What's the big deal? He downed a dog every 13 seconds. For 12 minutes.

I could keep that pace up.

For 4 seconds.

Saturday, July 3, 2004

The Yankees love those intestinal parasites. Now two players and a wife have them. If Giambi has a tape worm, that would go a long way to explaining his 4 pound (looks more like 40 pounds) weight loss.

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Since the Lakers are NBA champs, I can understand why every drop of news on ESPN is about them. Oh. Wait. Hmm.

Now that I think about it... I don't care at all what they do out in make believe land. Not even a little.

I would have just as much interest in them hiring Gene Keady as coach as I would Mike Kryshewskiwitzokowskivilensteinenburger.

Of more interest to me is how big a shame it is that there can't be more women in my top 10 list. Kate Beckinsale is completely deserving, but there just isn't any room.